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by fumino
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB & Momentus 750GB
Replies: 47
Views: 11582

Re: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB & Momentus 750GB

all of your data will still be there.
by fumino
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is my CPU fan going bad? And how do I replace it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: Is my CPU fan going bad? And how do I replace it?

yep, fan speed can be controlled by motherboard, if youve got a 4-pin pwm fan header, then take a good look at the slipstream pwm. as for the mount... backplate says to me that there should be screws somewhere. undo those. alternatively you might just pull your whole motherboard and gently do the fa...
by fumino
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: RAID board for my MB?
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: RAID board for my MB?

i just want to ask you something before you spend any more money on this motherboard... what ram do you have? im wondering, because if its compatible, you might just want to buy an AM2+ motherboard, and an athlon II dualcore cpu... the speed boost over a nocona should be large. also, lower power dra...
by fumino
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: buying HDDs based on vibration levels, recommendation?
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Re: buying HDDs based on vibration levels, recommendation?

other than what you could gather from the recommended hard drives list; i would suggest suspension in the 5.25" bays. nothing beats it, and then you can select from a larger pool of drives. laptop hdds should vibrate less, just as a rule... you'll probably be safe getting something lower than 7.2k r...
by fumino
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X650 and Antec P183 Airflow?
Replies: 13
Views: 2252

Re: Seasonic X650 and Antec P183 Airflow?

nothing to worry about. it will get plenty of airflow in there. just mount it with the fan to the top.
by fumino
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: RAID board for my MB?
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: RAID board for my MB?

4 ports. PCI-X. slow, but cheap. <-you'll have to look into pci-x bandwidth yourself to see if you think it'll be able to provide enough bandwidth. 4 ports. PCIe x4. fakeraid, but thats fine for raid0 in my opinion, you shouldnt be mirroring for data backup. go with incremental backups, and unplug ...
by fumino
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is my CPU fan going bad? And how do I replace it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: Is my CPU fan going bad? And how do I replace it?

to me, that does sound like your fan is wearing out. 1. look at the recommended 120mm fans article. i seem to have misplaced my personal favorite parts list. 2. there should be little rubber things that go through the holes in the corner of the fan, and kinda into the heatsinks fins. thats the mount...
by fumino
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: 'Noob' considering P182 silencing (mods)
Replies: 19
Views: 4038

Re: 'Noob' considering P182 silencing (mods)

about the acoustipack: you have to have an extremely quiet system for it to make a difference. i'd look at suspending any hard drives you have before moving onto foam. with your tricools: try running them at 7v and 5v with molex mods; then turning the switch to low. from my experiments, the tricool ...
by fumino
Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home made wooden "chimney" case for mini ITX
Replies: 21
Views: 5989

Re: Home made wooden "chimney" case for mini ITX

i like this. the case is very clean and elegant.
by fumino
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Swiftech Polaris 120
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Swiftech Polaris 120

http://www.swiftech.com/images/products/detail/POLARIS-FRONTX600.png http://www.swiftech.com/images/Product_pages/polaris_120/POLARIS-BASE-X600.png http://www.swiftech.com/images/Product_pages/polaris_120/air-flowx250.png 5 8mm heatpipes, with a direct touch base. should be very competitive until y...
by fumino
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: fans with the highest static pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 6673

Re: fans with the highest static pressure

im gonna jump in here and back the GTs as well. not sure i'd get the high rpm one, but rather something like the 1450rpm one(the 1150 might work fine). you can go onto any forum with a bunch of watercoolers, and they'll point you to the gt for static pressure. the silverstone ap is just a fan with a...
by fumino
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 211946

Re: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1

Zoide wrote:How about an update for socket 1155 motherboards? Thanks
i somehow doubt that there's tons of experience with them yet.
by fumino
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?
Replies: 19
Views: 2670

Re: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?

OT
nikkai wrote:i7 - 2600 k (Don't know what to do w/ cooling yet...)
6 gb ram (3 x 2)
1155 is only dual channel. get 4GB unless you know you want more, then go with 8GB
/OT
by fumino
Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Prolimatech Genesis - Its a monster
Replies: 10
Views: 2038

Re: Prolimatech Genesis - Its a monster

OC3D took a look at this too. ok performance, but questionable value without fans.
by fumino
Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?
Replies: 19
Views: 2670

Re: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?

lol. cant believe i forgot about lian li.
by fumino
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?
Replies: 19
Views: 2670

Re: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?

yeah, its definitely not perfect. i was thinking more about the gtx570 op is working with though. in fairness if he was willing to go matx then a tj08 would also have to be recommended. not to mention the nsk3480... though personally i'd want to drop the use of an optical drive if i was using one of...
by fumino
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?
Replies: 19
Views: 2670

Re: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?

if motherboard size isnt an issue, there's still the white mini p180 too...

/shameless mini p180 plug
by fumino
Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Overclocking -- Concern about Northbridge -- Watercool it?
Replies: 17
Views: 6918

Re: Overclocking -- Concern about Northbridge -- Watercool i

thermalright hr-05 user here too. i thought about putting a fan on it, but then i saw my temps and laughed at the fact that a fan was even considered.
by fumino
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Evolving Propaganda in the 21st Century.
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Evolving Propaganda in the 21st Century.

theyre lies people want to believe though, which is why it works.
by fumino
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 197278

Re: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing

no comparisons between ic diamond and ic perihelion?

also: ic diamond user here, very satisfied.
by fumino
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: micro ATX advantage?
Replies: 25
Views: 4379

Re: micro ATX advantage?

less comptent power management, less stable power feed and a less capable BIOS. diminishing returns. "good enough" is a term most people are familiar with. its value tends to be different for every person. so moving away from opinions and general "someone on the internet doesnt like the same things...
by fumino
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?
Replies: 19
Views: 2670

Re: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?

if you only have that one hard drive, then look into the " NoiseMagic NoVibes III " (old spcr link, theyre still being made) with that, you just have to find a decent midtower. just gotta find a balance of looks, performance, features and price... and how much it will actually take/cost to make it q...
by fumino
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: micro ATX advantage?
Replies: 25
Views: 4379

Re: micro ATX advantage?

The new Asus P8 motherboard in full ATX has much better power/voltage regulation than mATX boards. a very valid point. the feature sets on full atx boards can get a lot more impressive than their matx brethren. we dont know what kind of system op is even considering though, just what the pros and c...
by fumino
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: micro ATX advantage?
Replies: 25
Views: 4379

Re: micro ATX advantage?

if you are not bothered by the feature set of a particular mATX board (they generally offer almost everything a full size board does, though generally multicard vga setups dont get a lot of love); i would say go with micro. the cost is generally lower. but perhaps more relevant is that there is less...
by fumino
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CM 690 II - really bad hdd vibration noise
Replies: 9
Views: 2990

Re: CM 690 II - really bad hdd vibration noise

wow that is tight looking. i might try suspension still though. string whatever chord just through the large kinda rectangular holes on the hdd cage. then instead of twisting the chord around the drive like most people can, i think you could use pclips screwed into the bottom of the drive to secure ...
by fumino
Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183: Top Fan Configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: P183: Top Fan Configuration

what are you using to control fanspeed?

speedfan would allow you to control the fan based off of any temperature reading... if your board supports it.
by fumino
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: new system not working w/ pico PSU.. despite lower power
Replies: 32
Views: 5277

Re: new system not working w/ pico PSU.. despite lower power

your new system might be drawing less power overall, but if it's asking for more of its power from the 5v rail than your picopsu can handle that might be the issue.
by fumino
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can a PicoPSU power this PC?
Replies: 21
Views: 2869

Re: Can a PicoPSU power this PC?

i was basing it more on the part where picopsus pass the 12v through from the adapter, whereas i assume theres going to be a fair bit more regulatory circuitry in a standard psu.
by fumino
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can a PicoPSU power this PC?
Replies: 21
Views: 2869

Re: Can a PicoPSU power this PC?

that could also be a side effect of the power from the wall not being um.. clean?

if you ran a UPS or some form of power conditioner i wonder if you'd have the same issue. or did you, and the problems occurred regardless?
by fumino
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F4EG/HD204UI vs. Hitachi 5K3000 for RAID6
Replies: 2
Views: 2287

Re: Samsung F4EG/HD204UI vs. Hitachi 5K3000 for RAID6

as for tler, theres a reason you cant enable it on hitachi or samsung: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time-Limited_Error_Recovery i have both drives btw. they're not identical: the hitachi spins at 5.9k, where the samsung is at 5.4k; this leads to a bit better performance for the hitachi, but a little...