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by HAHA
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 32883

More and better technology...

More good news...
Smaller, cheaper and faster memory will hit the market later this year and SSD seems to be the main target.

http://www.dailytech.com/Samsung+Toshib ... e14368.htm
by HAHA
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 32883

OCZ SUMMIT

I didn't notice before but there is also another properly cached SSD model from OCZ, named "SUMMIT", comming out very soon. See preview: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=666 The most interesting part about that is that it uses a new Samsung controller, which probably implies that we will see the...
by HAHA
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Solo exhaust fan, why is this so hard?
Replies: 6
Views: 2920

I have a Solo based machine with E8200 (overclocked and undervolted), one 74 GB Raptor system HD + 500 GB Samsung + 640 GB WD. The GPU is a passive 8600 GT but one that occupies two slots and where air is drawn through grills in the second slot. The CPU cooler is passive and the only fans in the sys...
by HAHA
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 32883

Vertex launch is getting closer ...

by HAHA
Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: VelociRaptor quiet or not[?]
Replies: 44
Views: 14358

Storage Review

Storage Review has put up a comparison between the original VRaptor WD3000BLFS and a more recent release WD3000GLFS. The BLFS noise was 37.6 db/A @ 3mm The GLFS noise was 41.4 db/A @ 3mm http://www.storagereview.com/php/benchmark/suite_v4.php?typeID=10&testbedID=4&osID=6&raidconfigID=1&numDrives=1&d...
by HAHA
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats the best passive cpu cooler?
Replies: 26
Views: 9954

Thermalright IFX14

It looks as if Thermalright IFX14 may be even better.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cooler ... ifx14.html
by HAHA
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Planning Antec SOLO build - please comment
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

I built a SOLO-based machine earlier this summer with the following components: PSU: Corsair 520W MB: ASUS P5K-E WiFi CPU: E8200 overclocked to 3.2 GHz and undervolted CPU heatsink: Noctua NF-P12 in passive mode GPU: ASUS 8600 GT - passive HD1: Raptor 74 GB HD2: Samsung 500 GB HD3: WD 640 GB DVD: Sa...
by HAHA
Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Air flow balance: should intake and exhaust flow be equal?
Replies: 20
Views: 6276

The ambient temperature in the lab where I have the P182 and the Antec Solo workstations is between 25 - 30 Celsius at the moment. While I wouldn't go to say the P182 is magic, I must say I haven't tried anything that is as efficient. It turns out the new Antec Solo build can't keep quite the same l...
by HAHA
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Air flow balance: should intake and exhaust flow be equal?
Replies: 20
Views: 6276

It is probably not necessary to have more than one case fan in P182. I have a workstation here built around P182 containing: Intel E6850 (3 GHz) on a passive heatsink, NVidia 8600GT (passive), one Raptor 74 GB and two Samsung 500 GB harddisks. Motherboard is Asus P5K-E WiFi. The PSU is a Corsair 520...
by HAHA
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus PWM 120mm fan details released, more yet to come...
Replies: 22
Views: 17587

I got all three Nexus PWM fans (80, 92, 120) and compared them with the classic ones. I even rigged them up side by side outside the computer and made sound recordings to try and determine differences. I drove all fans from my ASUS MB and checked RPM with Speedfan. However, it was difficult to draw ...
by HAHA
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 248906

Visco-elastic glue

Have you considered using visco-elastic glue or other such products for panels when lining things (like doors) or perhaps on the floor? A correctly implemented visco-elastic panel absorbs 8 - 16 db worth of vibration. This technology is frequently used in high end speakers, vehicles, buildings where...
by HAHA
Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus Silent 120mm + Fan Controller problem *solved*
Replies: 5
Views: 2616

Overkill ?

You have a surprising amount of fans for a P182. You don't mention your hardware but it seems completely overkill. I recently built a machine around the P182 with a 3 GHz 65 nm Core Duo, a passive 8600 GT, one 74 GB Raptor and two 500 GB Samsungs. The CPU is cooled passively and I manage to keep eve...
by HAHA
Wed May 14, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Long term effect of supplying less than starting Voltage?
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

I burned a fan recently, presumably because of undervolting below start rpm. It was one of those 80 mm Revoltec led fans that wasn't very quiet. The fan made a high pitched whine when struggling with the too low startup voltage.

All is good because now I just get the nice light without any noise ....
by HAHA
Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 120/92mm PWM now available.
Replies: 12
Views: 4818

I have had all three (80, 92, 120) of the new Nexus PWM fans in possession for a couple of days. I have been trying to perform measurements for a little review but man - it's difficult to be scientific without a proper testbed. My plan was to use my rather silent PC (all passive except Seasonic PSU)...
by HAHA
Tue May 03, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Best PSU in sweden?
Replies: 12
Views: 3345

Tagan

I choose the Tagan PSUs after a lot of web research and practical experiments. They are really well designed and have massive heatsinks. This makes it possible for the temperature controlled fans to run at idle even when the computer is drawing full power. They may not be as efficient as SeaSonic bu...
by HAHA
Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Build the perfect fan - tell us what you want
Replies: 57
Views: 19193

Thanks for the info ! Looking at the pictures of the Cooler Master dual storm, it seems like they have made optimizations by giving the downstream second fan an other type of blades. There are more blades and it also looks like they have got a higher pitch. You mention there are left handed Papst fa...
by HAHA
Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Build the perfect fan - tell us what you want
Replies: 57
Views: 19193

Well - it will cost exactly as much as two fans because that's what it is. The "DuoProp" will be one standard right handed fan, stacked on top of a standard left handed fan. They only have to develop a mirrored propeller and then they can sell left handed fans as a standard produkt. Enthusiasts can ...
by HAHA
Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Build the perfect fan - tell us what you want
Replies: 57
Views: 19193

DuoProp ?

I would think that the most silent and efficient design would be a counter rotating, dual prop fan assembly. The idea is to achieve something like the DuoProp design used by Volvo-Penta for marine propulsion. The counter rotating propellers achieve higher efficiency by reducing turbulence. All it wo...