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by RoGuE
Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Smallest quietest i5 750 build?
Replies: 12
Views: 4542

I like the sugo case a lot for this actually. You guessed it..the Antec will be WAY too small for this application...don't even try. Your CPU fan would be spinnign so fast it would sound like a siren IMO. The Sugo case offers you something the antec doesnt....room. The only thing I'm 'scared' about ...
by RoGuE
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Smallest quietest i5 750 build?
Replies: 12
Views: 4542

This ought to answer your question perfectly: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article959-page4.html Scroll down about halfway till you see the Zotac GEFORCE 9300 board Then read. IMO, i would stick with the stock heatsink that came with the e8400. I had it in my system for a little while and it really...
by RoGuE
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Smallest quietest i5 750 build?
Replies: 12
Views: 4542

honestly, do you really need an i5 for this task? you could save a lot of money and make your life a whole lot easier if you go with a socket 775 platform.. something like this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813500019&cm_re=zotac-_-13-500-019-_-Product it's got onboard graphi...
by RoGuE
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: CM Storm Sniper Black rig
Replies: 10
Views: 7566

one question whats that uh ribbon type cable doing in your build, i mean you have so many "New" parts the IDE just doesnt belong, i thought the floppy died, please tell me its not for a HDD.. Don't worry..it's not. It links his Creative Labs sound card to the front I/O ports you can see in the firs...
by RoGuE
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet Rack-Mount Audio PC
Replies: 3
Views: 3111

Re: Quiet Rack-Mount Audio PC

I'm going to cut a hole in the acrylic sheet directly over the CPU, converting the Noctua into a combination intake/CPU fan and eliminating the rear fan. Honestly, I can't recommend doing this. Unless you plan to also fasten a good filter to this hole, the direct intake that close to the CPU fan wi...
by RoGuE
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How to best cool computer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

If you take the example you gave, note there are 2 intakes and 2 exhaust. Maybe they aren't the same size, and you have impedances like a filter..they are still in push/pull configuration. They do this because it's much more efficient than having fans only* in the back of the case. That's all I'm sa...
by RoGuE
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: almost done
Replies: 15
Views: 4307

IDvsEGO wrote: I have run prime 95 and furmark and havent had a need to increase the intake or exhaust fan speed over 40% (about 5volts). The upper intake hasn't even been turned on yet, but its there if I need it.
Nice man! Thats good shit right there..what everyone should strive for IMO
by RoGuE
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How to best cool computer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

so you can tout the concept of neutral pressure all you want, but it's seldom achievable... Did I say it was achievable all the time? If* you have a case which filters the air, like the antec cases, having a 'neutral' pressure configuration is what one should strive for. Stive being the operative w...
by RoGuE
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: almost done
Replies: 15
Views: 4307

Sounds like you have it well thought out.. it's often hard to tell when I just glance over the post and some replies if you really know what you're doing or not.. apparently you do (a lot of people don't, which is fine). There's a cute little acronym in engineering: KISS. keep it simple, stupid I th...
by RoGuE
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: almost done
Replies: 15
Views: 4307

what advantage would suspension give? For one, it secures the drive. Your current configuration means you have to be careful about the orientation of the case if you ever move it. Secondly, it will boost the airflow on that drive. Sitting on the case floor like that offers minimal airflow, which ar...
by RoGuE
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Latest SPCR-certified PC: Puget Serenity i7
Replies: 34
Views: 16947

You're completely missing the point I made about hybrid sleep though. You're only resuming from hibernation if you cut A/C power; if not, you'll resume from standby as normal, which should take only a few seconds. You are correct about that..I did miss the point about the hybrid sleep. Honestly, I ...
by RoGuE
Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Latest SPCR-certified PC: Puget Serenity i7
Replies: 34
Views: 16947

all I'm saying is, there have been many* reported problems with resuming ASUS boards as it is the most stressful time on the motherboard. Perhaps it's only with certain configurations that this is an issue, but I'm never going to take that chance again. By the way...I heard this information straight...
by RoGuE
Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How to best cool computer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

i think that it could be difficult and/or disadvantageous to use neutral pressure inside of a pc case, so positive/negative pressure are the only things left to argue about :) This is actually very wrong. People never talk about 'neutral' pressure because they are too busy talking about positive/ne...
by RoGuE
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How to best cool computer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

baffling is usually unnecessary...the p180 and cases like it are designed to push and pull air, with a fans in the front, back and on top the reason they use a push-pull strategy, it is the most efficient way to change out the air in your case. you want cool air being sucked into the system (front f...
by RoGuE
Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Athlon II X4 610e & Phenom II X4 910e: 45W & 65W Qua
Replies: 41
Views: 12850

murtoz wrote:
Nice calculations.
Thank you! I'm glad someone appreciated that statistic!
by RoGuE
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Athlon II X4 610e & Phenom II X4 910e: 45W & 65W Qua
Replies: 41
Views: 12850

Good benchmarks & analysis. However, I missed an important area regarding these low-power CPUs: are they worth the extra money for the tweaker? For example, could SPCR's X4 630 undervolt/clock to match the 610e? Running in spec is essential for a lot of users, but this forum has a lot of hobbyists ...
by RoGuE
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Latest SPCR-certified PC: Puget Serenity i7
Replies: 34
Views: 16947

The quick boot time of under 35 seconds (from power button press to actual usability at the desktop) made possible by the Intel SSD was nice to see, as well as the effective and quick sleep mode, where the minuscule 3.4W power draw makes powering the system off/on almost completely unnecessary. Yea...
by RoGuE
Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 39236

Nice project, its obvious you put a lot of time into it.

You should consider welding on a couple eye hooks onto the top of the frame...as you're gonna need a crane to carry this thing when it's done ;)
by RoGuE
Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Using laptop as desktop replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 4095

let me ask you the following question: will you ever need to use it somewhere other than your desk area? if the answer is "no" or "barely ever" i would strongly recommend against getting a laptop for desktop use. here's why: expensive underpowered smaller hard drive space for the money smaller scree...
by RoGuE
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Can't locate from where comes case vibrations - Solved!
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

there ya go...nice suspension job! its hard with that many hard drives..

if i ever build a server with multiple hard drives..its going in the closet ;)
by RoGuE
Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Can't locate from where comes case vibrations - Solved!
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

I bet you anything I know what's causing it: your hard drives are creating a harmonic frequency that is intermittently vibrating your case's air cavity. This causes a "voooooommmm--vooooooommmm--" sound I had this same exact problem, and it was driving me insane. People who came into my room wouldn'...
by RoGuE
Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Test System, 2010
Replies: 89
Views: 34467

I really don't give a hoot about airflow measurements because they're just distractions. That's really what it comes down to. When PC enthusiasts start trying to fully understand and model fluid mechanics (yes, air is a fluid), the discussion starts to get a little out of hand. For silent computing...
by RoGuE
Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Wireless mouse-in Keyboards from Enermax and Moneual
Replies: 24
Views: 17451

sorry to dig up this old review...but I had a question for the testers. In the review, you mention that you pretty much gave up using windows MCE to access media, and just did everything from the desktop, correct? I was wondering, was it easy to 'move around' and click on things you were trying to c...
by RoGuE
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Budget DAW pc build
Replies: 27
Views: 5209

ahhh i see!

I was just tryin to figure out why it was an issue. I come to this site to learn, so thanks for pointing that out. Question tho...why do you need low latency? Why is it an issue to have a normal sized buffer in RAM?
by RoGuE
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Budget DAW pc build
Replies: 27
Views: 5209

Using the same physical HDD partitioned is a bad idea and is a typical source of problems with many uninformed DAW builders. Depending on what software this could mean either clicks and pops in playback or recording (Cubase, AbeltonLive) or buffer errors in other cases (ProTools) Really?? I've neve...
by RoGuE
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Budget DAW pc build
Replies: 27
Views: 5209

was the hard drive issue resolved yet? ( i didnt feel like reading this whole thread) If not, I would seriously advise against your current choice of 2 drives. I saw that you can't afford an SSD for your OS, and thats fine! As an alternative to your current setup, pick up a 2tb drive, and just parti...
by RoGuE
Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: True Black 120, 32-40c, good or decent?
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Michael Sandstrom wrote:You could download the trial version of Everest Ultimate Edition and view temps for each core.

If speedfan is not showing core temps I'm not sure any other software will..seems like a communication issue
by RoGuE
Sat May 29, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: True Black 120, 32-40c, good or decent?
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

is that 40C core? or CPU temp...cause there is a difference. The former is measured off of a thermistor inside the actual chip..versus the latter which is a sensor on the motherboard. If you're seeing 40C core..don't bother second guessing yourself..that is rediculously cool. If it's reading 40C CPU...
by RoGuE
Fri May 21, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Diagnosing occasional shutdown
Replies: 12
Views: 2368

First, I would check all connections. Inside and outside of the computer. Secondly, I think it needs to be said that just because your plugging into a 3-prong outlet doesn't mean it's grounded. The best way to check this is by buying a cheap ground tester from your local hardware store. The other wa...
by RoGuE
Wed May 19, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on a fast silent 24/7 system, in summer it's HOT here
Replies: 11
Views: 3291

yes...you can actively overclock and reset the clock from an OS environment with Asus boards. I'm pretty sure gigabite allows that too...I much prefer to do it from the BIOS though. Just less software I have to keep track of.. As for your build, isnt the i7-920 slower than the 930? Good decision to ...