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Get 2 Samsung Spinpoint F1 1tb hdds in RAID 0. Raptor has low density, and the UK magazine Custom PC did performance tests, and found that it was faster at loading a level of Crysis, and also at Image Editing.
tahnk you,
Why dont u guys stop trying to stick your heads in the past,
things have hcanged. raptors are no longer king
    
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Well I've owned my Zalman 9700 for a few days and frankly it just doesn't cut the mustard in Dubai heat So I just went out and bought myself the Zalman Reserator XT after reading some really good reviews on it.

I'm going to install it this afternoon, just need to buy some distilled water.

With the Zalman 9700 at full fan speed I was getting 44c idle 62 load. That was with the CPU at 3.82ghz 1.3125v...not the best temps I think but I'm sure its down to the heat in this country, I reseated twice yesterday using differing amounts of thermal paste but getting the same results everytime. I'm very hopefull of good results with this XT, especially after reading this review over at Guru3d (http://guru3d.com/article/content/467/19/) I'll post back this afternoon with hopefully some much improved temps

At the moment I've only gone for the CPU block. The 2 3870X2's are pretty cool with 50% fan, 35-40c idle so I'll wait a while before getting the GPU blocks

I've got a few pictures, will add more later once its installed

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at max speed with its fan going more than double.....
Since the fan on the 9700 is going at 2800.... you should be compairing it to the true with two fans.....
Yes but 2x 1200RPM fans will be louder Most 120mm fans that run at ~1200RPM are usually really loud (and yes I do know that dBA is what is used to measure noise, just going be experience here )
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Yes but 2x 1200RPM fans will be louder Most 120mm fans that run at ~1200RPM are usually really loud (and yes I do know that dBA is what is used to measure noise, just going be experience here )
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Nver heard of the other ones,
The only thing i know, is that vantec stealths are amazingly quiet..... i cant hear them at all
    
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I had one in my Ultra Aluminus, I could hear it with my headphones on
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I had one in my Ultra Aluminus, I could hear it with my headphones on
Are u sure it wasnt a tornadoe?
lol because i really doubt that, it had to have been faulty then,
I currently own 5 vantec stealths, all of them uber silent
    
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Are u sure it wasnt a tornadoe?
lol because i really doubt that, it had to have been faulty then,
I currently own 5 vantec stealths, all of them uber silent
Nope, it was a Stealth. I listened to a friends and it sounded exactly the same. Funny thing is though, I have all my 88CFM, 40dBA YL's always on high and I'm yet to hear them.
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Nope, it was a Stealth. I listened to a friends and it sounded exactly the same. Funny thing is though, I have all my 88CFM, 40dBA YL's always on high and I'm yet to hear them.
That seriosuly impossible,
Something is wrong with both then,
ANd when i mean they are quiet, i mean im running them on a jumper PSU, i cant here anything....
    
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