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by Flanno
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are HD motors noisy or am I just used to SSD's ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3833

Re: Are HD motors noisy or am I just used to SSD's ?

Thanks for that. Saved me buying it, and having to redo my cable management.

I have decided I will just buy the 4tb seagate and sell the 3tb.
by Flanno
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are HD motors noisy or am I just used to SSD's ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3833

Re: Are HD motors noisy or am I just used to SSD's ?

Thanks for the info flemeister. On 2nd thought, yes, that GUP Classic is way too expensive. Could get another 3TB drive for that, in an external enclosure. What about the Scythe Himuro. Probably not as quiet but looks like the rubber things to mount it will decouple it from the chassis. Definitely c...
by Flanno
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are HD motors noisy or am I just used to SSD's ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3833

Re: Are HD motors noisy or am I just used to SSD's ?

Thinking of getting something like this http://quietpc.co.uk/smartdrive-classic Its not seek noise that annoys me, its the motor noise. My pc sounds so quiet to me when I'm just browsing the web, that the noise of the HD motor ruins it for me. Hoping an internal enclosure will muffle this noise some...
by Flanno
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are HD motors noisy or am I just used to SSD's ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3833

Are HD motors noisy or am I just used to SSD's ?

Recently added a 3tb seagate and when I boot up, you can hear the drive powering up (not surprising over the side mesh on the haf-x m), but then there is a constant motor noise. Same on the 1tb seagate I tried but not as loud. So now I have to make the drive sleep after a couple of minutes to quiete...
by Flanno
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS 2TB or the new Samsung F4 2TB
Replies: 3
Views: 7277

I have both. The Samsung wins in performance easily and is just as quiet as the WD. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=59946 See last post for some benches. The cache makes no difference. Also, since June alot of places are shipping the WDEARS with the same platter density as the S...
by Flanno
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 126076

I bought half of dozen of these drives, originally for media but they might replace my caviar blacks now as performance is pretty decent and they run quiet (most of the time) and cool. First off, I can hear them seek when I run the HDTune read test but they don't cause the case to hum like the black...
by Flanno
Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet Etasis PSU - Bjorn3D review
Replies: 9
Views: 2684

I have the ET850, part of my "futureproofing"..... damm good PSU for only a little over what some of the decent mid range ones cost, and much less than the Silverstone Zeus 850W which is basically a re-spin of it. I have this psu as well and an Akasa Eclipse with Noctua 1200's in front and back (mo...
by Flanno
Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Gigabyte 3D Aurora (new case)
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Hmmm...my friend has been using this case for a little while now and I take back a lot of what I said.....so much so I made the switch myself from a P180 to an aurora the other day. For a no. of reasons - p180 too heavy, front door buldge annoying me, chipset cooling only average, cable management a...
by Flanno
Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silver or Black P180
Replies: 0
Views: 842

Silver or Black P180

Overclockers.co.uk has the black p180 in stock now....same price as regular one which I own...can't make up my mind which I prefer. Once thing I dont like about the silver is it smudges quite easily though not as bad as some glossy cases. Oh..and my front door has a bend, though not as bad as some I...
by Flanno
Sun Nov 20, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 vga duct question
Replies: 5
Views: 2003

I acutally found the vga duct when outfitted with a zalman op1 80mm thin fan keeps my top 7800gtx 5 degrees cooler then the bottom one.
by Flanno
Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 and X-Fi Fatal1ty drive bay
Replies: 1
Views: 1247

P180 and X-Fi Fatal1ty drive bay

Not a question related to silence (sorry) but as there are so many P180 users in this forum I said I would take a chance.

Basically I would like to know if you intall the X-Fi fatal1ty drive bay in the p180 is is possible to close the front door or do the knobs on the drive bay stick out too much.
by Flanno
Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Gigabyte 3D Aurora (new case)
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Ok..I bought an Aurora for a build I was doing for a friend. Yes the fans are extremely quiet...but only do 1k rpm, and they have a slight buzzing. Would still prefer Nexus jobs to them. I think the aluminium on the case is rubbish too...it's very very thin. Just tip it with your finger and it rever...
by Flanno
Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

Wow...thx for that clever idea. Will try it this weekend. The main thing blocking airflow for me is the big bulky enermax psu and atx cables...but overall not too bad. also I did manage to wire the sata and power cables going to the drives very similar to yourself. but your idea sounds like it would...
by Flanno
Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

Well, I have pretty much finished getting me system right. I ended up with 3 tricools in the upper bay - all 3 running at medium speed. And the 38mm thick tricool also running at medium in the bottom bay. Also braided all the cables on my enermax with some 4mm black spiral wrap. Also running the vga...
by Flanno
Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

Thx. for the tips Freelancer77. I think you are right about the AS5 bedding in. I had to remove my papst cpu fan last night and put back in the acoustifan. The papst for some reason started making a weird buzzing noise. Anyway, cpu temps are no different despite the papst doing 36cfm versus the Acou...
by Flanno
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

Interesting.

From page 6 of the P180 manual (EU edition)

120x120x25.4mm fan
High
2000rpm 30db 79cfm

Medium
1600rpm 28db 56cfm

Low
1200rpm 25db 39cfm

120x120x38mm fan
High
1500 rpm 60cfm 28db

Medium
1200rpm 48cfm 23db

Low
900rpm 36cfm 17db
by Flanno
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

Made a couple small improvements. Replaced the Acoutifan on my cpu with a Papst...about 1 db louder, but pushes a bit more air...my cpu is idling at 32/33 now which is pretty decent for an FX57 and under Sisfofts cd burnin gets to around 49 max. Also managed to move Soundcard to bottom pci slot (cab...
by Flanno
Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

Why would I want the hassle of a water cooling setup ? Thanks for the constructive input by the way.
by Flanno
Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which power supply for P180 and A8N?
Replies: 11
Views: 3310

I just transplaented my rig into a P180, and have an A8N Premium and Enermax 600w sli. The atx cable fitted with room to spare. The 12v cable fitted no problem too and I was able to run the cable along the outside edge of the board and turn 45 degrees and still have enough room to plug it into the 1...
by Flanno
Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

I meant to say in my last post my cpu is idling at 36, not 46.
Using cool and quiet by the way.
by Flanno
Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

Yep....I tried the top fan blocked off, and my cpu temps actually went up 3 or 4 degrees idle, and my vga temps went up a couple too. Back to the way it was now. I have had my system on for the last 12 hours or so (just downloading) while fans all on 5v, and slowly my mobo temp has climbed back up t...
by Flanno
Sat Aug 13, 2005 4:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

Thanks. I will try blocking the top blowhole just to see.
What about reversing the top fan so it is blowing air into the case ?
by Flanno
Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

The evo fits perfect. It comes nowhere near the mobos heatpipe as it is raised. You wont be able to use the vga duct though. Some more news. I installed the vga duct with a zalman op1 80mm fan running at 5v using a resistor. Set 3 case fans to 7v with fan controller and bottom hdd fan at lowest sett...
by Flanno
Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

Some success. Removed the top hdd bay, turned all fans down to 7v. Been using PC for browsing, watching dvd's for last hour. Room isnt excactly roasting but not cold either. My cpu is idling nicely at 32 and mobo at 34. I cant believe it. GPU1 at 45, GPU2 at 47. Will try VGA duct now, just to see wh...
by Flanno
Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

Thx for the tip. I actually had 2 vented pci slots left over from 2 arctic coolers I had ages ago. And I fitted one below each of the gpu's. So I have 2 slots now more or less open. I will of course try the duct. Another thing I am thinking is that I am using an Acoustifan 92mm fan which is only 29c...
by Flanno
Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

Thx for all the good advice. A few things : 1. I have both top blowhole fan and rear fan set to exhaust. 2. My cpu is sitting at 34-36 idle, and maxes at 52 under 100% load (superpi, sisoft burnin). Happy enough with that. Was same in last setup. Using a 92mm Acoustifan (only 29cfm) at 12v and its p...
by Flanno
Fri Aug 12, 2005 2:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help! Temps up with P180
Replies: 41
Views: 12518

Help! Temps up with P180

Just transplanted my system to a new P180 last night, and while I am happy with the noise and cpu temps, the mobotemps and gpu temps worry me a bit. See below for summary. I can only assume the fact I had a mesh sidepanel in my old case helped it breath and the 120mm sidefan cooled my gpu's. It woul...
by Flanno
Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: AcoustiFan Ultra-Quiet 12025B-->Experiences?
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Well, I found them ok anyway. If you are used to Nexus fans I guess they are a bit whiney, although nowhere near as bad as those Vantec stealths. But at 7v I found the fan noise almost unnoticeable.
by Flanno
Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: AcoustiFan Ultra-Quiet 12025B-->Experiences?
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Yes...I have these new 120mm Acouti dustproof fans and am impressed. Mainly because I believe there claims about the airflow. They definitley cool my system a hell of a lot better then the Nexus ever did. Simply put your hand up to these at 12v and you can feel the airflow. However noise wise they a...
by Flanno
Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 120mm at 10v
Replies: 1
Views: 1089

Nexus 120mm at 10v

Have a few Akasa resistor cables designed to slow fans down by running them at 10v. Was wondering if these are safe to use on my Nexus 120mm fans. They are too loud for me at 12v, and don't cool well enough I think at 7v. Don't even start at 5v. What you reckon - would 10v be safe ?