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by Kaleid
Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 8 gigs beats 4 gigs [thread on probabtion]
Replies: 44
Views: 8465

Since you've already done it...USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!
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by Kaleid
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll 3: Do you have an SSD or plan to get one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3939

I'll wait at least one more year since the prices are absurd.
by Kaleid
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet 5770 cooling in Antec Fusion Remote Case
Replies: 5
Views: 2582

AC S1 rev B doesn't seem to work with most 5770's.

I use Thermalright HR 03 rev A and it works well enough with a 120mm 500rpm fan. Full load temp is 65C.
by Kaleid
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Most Quiet way to achive ~1TB storage?
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

Samsung F2 1tb and if you don't mind spending a bit extra then also purchase a Scythe Quiet Drive but it needs to be softmounted, preferably on foam.
by Kaleid
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive enclosure, it´s good :)
Replies: 94
Views: 89626

I agree, as it seems to me that the quiet drive is perfect for 5400-5900 rpm drives (but doesn't work quite as well for 7200rpm plus drives because of added vibration...which often amplifies reads and writes).

I recommend foam to get rid of vibrations..
by Kaleid
Sat May 29, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1TB most silent drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 11092

Between these drives: Samsung F3 Samsung F2 Seagate 5900.12 LP all 1TB the F2 is easily the quietest of them all. And it works very well inside a Scythe Quietdrive unlike the F3 which vibrates too much making the quiet drive actually amplifying the read and writes. Terrible. Soft mounted of course. ...
by Kaleid
Fri May 21, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone spotted a true single-slot HD 5750/5770 yet?
Replies: 7
Views: 3396

It probably can but it seems that people want more silent coolers these days.
by Kaleid
Fri May 21, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone spotted a true single-slot HD 5750/5770 yet?
Replies: 7
Views: 3396

A thermalright HR03 rev A is not single slot but you should be able have the cooler 'on top' of the graphic card instead of under.

I'll know next week (my 5770 is at RMA atm)
by Kaleid
Wed May 19, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate announces first 3 TB drive. However...
Replies: 17
Views: 6742

Seagate will likely make a 5900RPM version of it... the platter size is not known yet but I hope for a 2x750GB platter drive.
by Kaleid
Wed May 19, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: vibration absorbing material for hdd
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

1. A flat surface
2. Some foam
3. A hot glue gun
by Kaleid
Sun May 09, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Ati 5770 Air cooler?
Replies: 51
Views: 15910

I cannot recommend the S1 rev B to 5770. As the core will not have contact with the heatsink surface area, at least not without modding.
by Kaleid
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 480? Forget about it!
Replies: 26
Views: 5270

As I expected with the way too many transistors for 40nm plus the 384bit memory bus.

Edit; Listen to the cards:
http://hardocp.com/article/2010/03/26/n ... i_review/7 :shock:
by Kaleid
Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: xbitlabs Silencing and Cooling Systems for Hard Disk Drives
Replies: 5
Views: 2439

xbitlabs Silencing and Cooling Systems for Hard Disk Drives

A roundup can be read here:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cooler ... undup.html

I only skimmed it through swiftly and I seems they didn't softmount, but it still can be interesting to many SPCR readers.
by Kaleid
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i5-661: A 32nm CPU with Integrated Graphics
Replies: 86
Views: 32001

Intel H55 Mobo Shootout - Integrated HD Graphics Showdown

http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/vi ... =6&id=3119

Power consumption numbers are on page 12
by Kaleid
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Prolimatech MK-13 - best current lo-noise hi-end VGA cooler?
Replies: 25
Views: 10423

A review is also posted at Legion Hardware. As for availability, Frozen CPU is the only place I've seen it listed and they don't have an ETA. I am very excited for this to finally become available. What do you think are the chances of this cooling an HD5850 passively with decent surrounding airflow...
by Kaleid
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: is 5770 HD card quiet?
Replies: 18
Views: 11242

I'm opting to get the xfx 5770 w/ stock egg cooler and then retrofit with an Accelero L2 Pro ... ATI's built-in over-clocking tool also means that you usually can easily get a noticeable bump in performance simply by using a higher-quality cooler. 1. I'd also like to recommend the S1 rev B. Dremel ...
by Kaleid
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PowerColor Radeon HD 5850: Worth the Wait
Replies: 50
Views: 19454

Lawrence: ... From What I have seen, you can take the DVI cover off and you won't need to modify the S1. Let's see, I either cut off some aluminium fins on a €15 heatsink , and pretty much nothing can go wrong as long as I don't touch the heatpipes or the base with some tool. Or, I remove the cov...
by Kaleid
Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which is the quietest > 1TB drive today?
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

Both Scythe Quiet Drive and Himuru needs to be softmounted.
I use foam under them and make sure they stay in one place with help from a hot glue gun.
by Kaleid
Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i5-661: A 32nm CPU with Integrated Graphics
Replies: 86
Views: 32001

As for transcoding of movies, I just can't see that many people doing it. How do you think all those movies being illegally shared are produced? :shock: Aren't most group releases? Anyway.. wonder if the h57 chipset can have as low idle watt usage as Intel's motherboard? That would make a great sec...
by Kaleid
Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: phenom2 24c idle. could that be right?
Replies: 8
Views: 2207

I changed motherboard from Biostar to Gigabyte and the idle temps went up about 10-20C. So I don't really think many combos show accurate temps.
by Kaleid
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Not all 5750's are equal
Replies: 35
Views: 11552

From what I've experienced clock speeds are much more important in 2d than voltage. This with 4850, 4770 and 4830 cards...power draw has been measured from the wall.

If it downclocks to 157/300 then it should save power.
by Kaleid
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Utility to change acoustic management settings?
Replies: 5
Views: 2822

This seems to work as well:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/HDDScan_for_W ... d6321.html

But like winaam it probably doesn't work with Seagate
by Kaleid
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Q: Very most quiet way of getting 1 TB (or 2x500GB) storage?
Replies: 14
Views: 4317

What does your hdtune look like? Here's mine: http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9995/5900.jpg The only thing that looks odd is the low burst speed. As for that locking, are you sure it doesn't have anything to do with windows power-saving functions? Default in Win7 is for instance to shut it down a...
by Kaleid
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Utility to change acoustic management settings?
Replies: 5
Views: 2822

The one I use in win7 x64 is called Winaam.
by Kaleid
Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Not all 5750's are equal
Replies: 35
Views: 11552

If you check the bioses on this page: http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/index.php?page=1&architecture=&manufacturer=&model=HD+5750&interface=&memSize=0 Download them, and open them up in RBE you can see whether they'll downclock or not. I checked a few, and the one's that should be avoided are: Gig...
by Kaleid
Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Q: Very most quiet way of getting 1 TB (or 2x500GB) storage?
Replies: 14
Views: 4317

Haven't noticed that. What is your firmware? Mine has: CC32
by Kaleid
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Q: Very most quiet way of getting 1 TB (or 2x500GB) storage?
Replies: 14
Views: 4317

My subjective impression on the Himuru and quietdrive is that the latter is better at damping the idle noise but at least with the F2 1tB is not as great in damping the read, write and seek noise. The himuru doesn't tend to vibrate as much (it's stiffer) so it doesn't amplify reads and writes. It is...
by Kaleid
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Q: Very most quiet way of getting 1 TB (or 2x500GB) storage?
Replies: 14
Views: 4317

"I'm looking for 1 TB of storage; it must be QUIET; performance is not important"

I doubt F3 is as quiet as F2. So..

Samsung F2 1tB. Place it in a softmounted Scythe quiet drive or Scythe Himuru. I prefer the latter in this case since it makes drive read and writes quieter than the quiet drive.
by Kaleid
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5750 cards
Replies: 39
Views: 17214

Well, it works well so I cannot complain. There probably is no VGA cooler which is as good as AC S1. Well, there's the the AC Extreme 4870X2 which is one hell of a piece of engineering :lol: Anyway, Prolimatech's first VGA cooler looks truly good, it may be the best fanned cooler ever made. Possibl...