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by RoGuE
Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 3TB Green released
Replies: 37
Views: 12751

Re: WD 3TB Green released

:twisted: this thread is so win :evil: Seeing this news made me think about two things: one, like you mentioned, is that I'd love to see this same platter density carried over into the 1.5tb GP's. And two, having 3tb drives on the market will surely help lower the price of 'smaller' 1 and 2tb drives...
by RoGuE
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Successful phpbb upgrade
Replies: 35
Views: 53070

Re: Successful phpbb upgrade

Hey Admins, I'm not sure if this question has been asked already in another thread, but why did you ditch the page numbers on all new reviews? I liked being able to click to the last page on reviews I wasn't particularly interest in, just to see the result and take a mental note. Now, that would mea...
by RoGuE
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Caviar Black 2TB & VelociRaptor 600GB
Replies: 17
Views: 7396

Re: WD Caviar Black 2TB & VelociRaptor 600GB

[quote="~El~Jefe~"]60gb is so miniscule, I dont have that even on 8 year old crap laptops. I dont think most people do much with their pc's if 60gb covers their loaded programs and apps.[/quote] Although I wouldn't buy an SSD less than 80gb, I think you're overestimating exactly how much space you n...
by RoGuE
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Puget Serenity SPCR Edition v.2
Replies: 50
Views: 17210

Re: Puget Serenity SPCR Edition v.2

Personally, I'd never spend that much on a computer. You can build the same thing yourself for less money since you're not paying for labor & overhead..

That is, if you've got the time I suppose.
by RoGuE
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Where is the noise coming from?
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: Where is the noise coming from?

Do a pencil eraser test. Turn the computer on, open up the side panel, and carefully tap a pencil eraser onto the center hub of all your fans. This will slow it down instantly, and if you hear the obnoxious noise go away, you found your source.
by RoGuE
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lan-Gear BETA mITX build
Replies: 7
Views: 4261

Re: Lan-Gear BETA mITX build

Here, have some circuit board to go with your fans. :P http://www.deskpicture.com/DPs/Technology/CircuitBoard_2.jpg haha..no in all honesty I like this build a lot. And it does have the potential to be somewhat quiet because those fans can be turned down so low and still move a decent amount of air....
by RoGuE
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Caviar Black 2TB & VelociRaptor 600GB
Replies: 17
Views: 7396

The velociraptor is somewhat of a mystery to me, sure it offers a lot more storage for the money compared to a SSD but the cost is still to high. I'd save up for a SSD anytime. 600 GB of SSD space currently means another x5 price hike compared to the Velociraptor (x10 if you have room for just one ...
by RoGuE
Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Caviar Black 2TB & VelociRaptor 600GB
Replies: 17
Views: 7396

yeah I'm not sure who is buying velociraptors these days..like you said yourself in the conclusion section, for that price you could buy a decent SSD for the OS and a nice quiet storage drive. I just don't see the appeal to the 10K RPM drives anymore.. The caviar black makes a little more sense, but...
by RoGuE
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Mini P180 200mm Fan for H20 Cooling?
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

uh...good question..becasue if u have a radiator that means u have a water block which means you have no huge CPU heatsink, which is the limiting factor I believe. it would be interesting to see if any components on the mobo would hit the 200mm fan if u drop it down more..
by RoGuE
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent PC for voice recording/editing, take two!
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

OH by the way..when you have multiple drives in your computer one thing you need to be concerned with is harmonic frequencies between the two drives. When I installed my second drive, the combination of the two in the hard drive cage caused them to hum in a throbbing sort of way. Hummmm....hummmmmm....
by RoGuE
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent PC for voice recording/editing, take two!
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

well, it depends how you define 'playing games'. If the time it takes to load a game is a major concern for you, you should use a faster RPM drive. That said, the difference in raw data transfer is unnoticeable in MOST applications. For games, all you're really concerned with usually is video graphi...
by RoGuE
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent PC for voice recording/editing, take two!
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

if you're going with the 640gig drive as your scratch disk, don't even bother getting a 2tb caviar black as your everything else drive. for that you want a 5400RPM (or eqivallent) drive, becasue speed isn't an issue. This is for stuff like movies, pictures, music etc. Essentially sacrifice blisterin...
by RoGuE
Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: josephclemente's Lian Li PC-A05NB + Blow hole-cooled HD5850
Replies: 41
Views: 26654

this thing's gonna get dusty, fast. ;)

but it's nice in the pictures at least!
by RoGuE
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 63277

Considering most maistream useres build systems that require 200-300W on load I'd like to see more+better PSUs with 400W-500W printed on them. To be honest, I'm not even sure it's that much. My computer doesn't use a hair above 200W load, and I have the CPU and GPU overclocked. I can't see too many...
by RoGuE
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I need help with my new PC
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: I need help with my new PC

to puss & pull with serial Mugen [...] With the computer I'm going to ride that temperature range ("desired" and "attention") and working percentages of fans you advise me to put in Speedfan for Cores, CPU, Graphics, HDD and Chipset ? What are the normal temperatures of these components with the us...
by RoGuE
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 3 & Scythe Yasya CPU Heatsinks
Replies: 29
Views: 12526

I know it's kind of vain, but I just can't stand that stupid design on the top of the Ninja 3. Are they decals that can be peeled off? :? That's a great question..cause it looks stupid beyond belief. It would probably even keep me from buying the thing lol (even though none of my future cases will ...
by RoGuE
Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: i7 - 860 system, recommended CPU cooler and power supply?
Replies: 8
Views: 2189

everything Mike said I completely agree with, and not just becase he's the editor!

its really just no brainer advice..you can't go wrong with the solo IMO.

Never owned one, but having seen friend's cases and the awesome review..I'm already sold on it for my next build most likely.
by RoGuE
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Athlon II X3: An Affordable Compromise
Replies: 11
Views: 4706

very familiar with the first law of thermo, but thanks! what I was getting at was that not all of the electrical power that enters a CPU is dissipated as heat, some of it is rejected as signal energy and is dissipated though other components such as the motherboard. Yes, in the end, all the power yo...
by RoGuE
Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Athlon II X3: An Affordable Compromise
Replies: 11
Views: 4706

But isn't that pretty easy to calculate by yourself? X watts of heat from the CPU should mean X watt more for the AC to take care of. Same in the reversed case - if you pay for heating in the winter that's X extra watt of heat. And the reviewer wouldn't know the efficiency of your AC or my radiator...
by RoGuE
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: would really like some help on my first computer
Replies: 2
Views: 2740

HEY, welcome to SPCR As for your build..it doesn't look bad to be honest. I would not go with such a high power PSU to be honest...you'll use 200W MAX during HD playback. Check out this as an alternative: http://www.silentpcreview.com/Nexus_Value_430 I didn't see a graphics card in your list so I'm ...
by RoGuE
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Prolimatech's excellent customer support
Replies: 2
Views: 8340

nice service right there..

but i got to ask, why didn't you just ask them what size - thread count the screw is and buy it off mcmaster? lol be there the next day for about 2 dollars
by RoGuE
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3480: maximizing air flow / minimizing noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

oh! i looked over the case too fast. You are right..they are 92mm fan mounts.

You can definitely get some quiet 92mm fans. They aren't as great as 120mm, but can be just as quiet with the right fan and slow enough RPM.
by RoGuE
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3480: maximizing air flow / minimizing noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

With your components, I would recommend just one fan in the top fan position. You will most likely not need two in the front.
by RoGuE
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3480: maximizing air flow / minimizing noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

Any idea if it's possible to mount a 120mm fan to the front of the case? It's possible if you're willing to mod the case. Is this a serious question? There are fan cutouts on the inside-front of the case specifically designed to mount fans there. No mod needed! (unless you're talking about the abso...
by RoGuE
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cellphones...
Replies: 45
Views: 15305

MikeC wrote:(even boxer shorts!) designed to block emf
can we get a review on the EMI resistant boxers please?
by RoGuE
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I need a new HDD.
Replies: 5
Views: 2037

WD blue's are a nice compromise of transfer rates and quietness...and the 1tb is a good call. Just about the best storage per dollar money can buy.
by RoGuE
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Athlon II X3: An Affordable Compromise
Replies: 11
Views: 4706

Thanks for the review.

Typo though, bottom of page 3
In this test the X3 440/435 and X4 640 are both slower and less power efficient than the rest of the field.
I believe the processor you tested was the X4 630.

Thanks for continued reviews!
by RoGuE
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3480: maximizing air flow / minimizing noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

- cpu cooler : Do you think it will be good to get one with a "tower" form factor, with a big fan pushing air outside, in the direction of the case fan which will push air outside too? This is typically the most effective configuration. There are some nice budget CPU coolers on the market that will...
by RoGuE
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3480: maximizing air flow / minimizing noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

As for the case fans in the front, I would consider buying one or two of these to go in the 92mm holes. Don't skimp on these fans as the smaller size of the 92mm can make some models VERY annoying. These noctuas ought to be silent, but you may have to hook up some speed controllers (or motherboard) ...
by RoGuE
Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Smallest quietest i5 750 build?
Replies: 12
Views: 4359

Just found another helpful link.. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article968-page1.html Reading that confirmed my suspisions that even this case will have a hard time cooling an i5. Look at the temps on the CPU during tests..and that was with a lower power CPU. To be honest..if you want this thing to ...