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by Avro
Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen 4 with high static pressure fans
Replies: 6
Views: 5689

Re: Scythe Mugen 4 with high static pressure fans

Thanks for the suggestion lodestar, but I already have the other 4 fan mounts populated. The rear and top each have a Scythe Slipstream 1200rpm and the front middle and bottom now have the old Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1450rpm. The Thermal Radar on the Sabertooth really sucks compared to Fan Xpert 2 on ...
by Avro
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen 4 with high static pressure fans
Replies: 6
Views: 5689

Re: Scythe Mugen 4 with high static pressure fans

That Enermax is a bit too new so it's not available here yet. The reviews of the Swiftech fans weren't so good so I ended up buying a pair of Glidestream 1900rpm PWM (SY1225HB12SH-P) fans since I managed to price match them down to $13 CAD each. I did a Prime95 run with the stock single fan and anot...
by Avro
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen 4 with high static pressure fans
Replies: 6
Views: 5689

Re: Scythe Mugen 4 with high static pressure fans

I'm hitting 63-65C with the Mugen 4 now at full load at 22-24C room temp. In the summer my room can go up to 35C, which is why I want the faster fans for some headroom for the summer temps. Unfortunately as mentioned in that review the SY1225HB12SM-P is not sold alone, and the 1300rpm variant SY1225...
by Avro
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen 4 with high static pressure fans
Replies: 6
Views: 5689

Scythe Mugen 4 with high static pressure fans

So I recently upgraded from a x6 1090T to FX-8350 and my old cooler (CM Hyper 212+ w/2x Gentle Typhoon 1450rpm) is no longer cutting it because it can't keep the CPU temp below 60C under full load (the FX-8350 is o/c'ed to 4.4GHz). I managed to snag the last Mugen 4 at a local shop (ncix.com) and it...
by Avro
Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control info
Replies: 53
Views: 117838

Re: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control i

Interesting findings about the CPU_FAN and CPU_OPT headers on your Z87 board. I have a 990FX Sabertooth (rev.1) and those 2 headers do NOT control 3-pin non-PWM fans using FanXpert2. I have a Coolermaster Hyper212+ with 2x Scythe Gentle Typhoons (1450rpm, 3-pin) in push+pull config and it does not c...
by Avro
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec CP-1000/850 click noise at power on/off
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

Re: Antec CP-1000/850 click noise at power on/off

Good point, this is my first high power PSU. I originally wanted a CP-850 but found this open box CP-1000 for 20% cheaper than a new CP-850 so I couldn't resist. I'm going to add another XFX 6870 and cross-fire them, as well as pushing my 1090T past 4GHz so that's why I wanted a higher power PSU. Th...
by Avro
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec CP-1000/850 click noise at power on/off
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

Re: Antec CP-1000/850 click noise at power on/off

Thanks for the confirmation guys. At least now I know it's normal behavior. SebRad, yes, that's exactly what the sound reminded me of, the mechanical click of a relay. I just haven't heard it on a PSU until now. Like I mentioned, I was using a Corsair HX520 prior to this, and my brother has a Corsai...
by Avro
Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec CP-1000/850 click noise at power on/off
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

Antec CP-1000/850 click noise at power on/off

I just bought an open box Antec CP-1000 PSU and installed it in my system. I notice that there's a somewhat loud single CLICK or TICK sound every time it powers on or powers off. It's pretty much inaudible during regular operation. Is this normal for the CP-850/1000? I went over the SPCR review of t...
by Avro
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2
Replies: 17
Views: 8420

Re: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2

I can't mount a 120mm fan to the back of that 2-drive cage because the PCI-E power plugs stick into that bay area. The solution, using 2 strips of foam/cardboard or whatever you've got lying around: Image Thanks for the picture! I tried it and it didn't work out quite as well as I'd thought. It onl...
by Avro
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2
Replies: 17
Views: 8420

Re: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2

so I unplugged all the intake & exhaust fans which only left the 2x Yate Loon D12SL-12 1350rpm fans on the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ CPU heatsink and the stock fan on the XFX 4870. I turned down the YLs to 5v (same setup I used in the SOLO) you should be able to undervolt all of the fans, including t...
by Avro
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?
Replies: 30
Views: 7534

Re: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?

Well, in my case the P183 is noisier than the SOLO it replaced with the same components inside. I did change the front intake fans from 2x 92mm to 1x 120mm and used a different rear exhaust fan & top exhaust fan. But I also unplugged all 3 of those fans on the P183 to test the noise. The only fans r...
by Avro
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2
Replies: 17
Views: 8420

Re: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2

So I finally bought the P183 8 months later when it was on sale again. :oops: After transplanting all the components from my SOLO to the P183, I find that it's noisier than my SOLO. I thought it was the new exhaust & intake fans I put in the P183 (replaced the tri-cools with Scythe Kaze Jyuni 1200rp...
by Avro
Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?
Replies: 30
Views: 7534

Re: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?

This new v3 looks suspiciously like the unofficial "v2" P183 that I just bought 3 weeks ago. I have the same CPU heatsink cutout on the motherboard tray and the extra SSD/2.5" holes in the 2 drive sleds for the middle HD cage. The only difference between my v2 and this v3 is the replacement of the f...
by Avro
Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2
Replies: 17
Views: 8420

Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2

A local store has both these cases on sale right now (Define R2:$100, Antec P183:$130) and I'm thinking of upgrading from my Antec Solo to one of these. If the Solo was 2 inches deeper, I would not be looking at another case right now, but I think I'm at a point where I've outgrown the Solo. Here's ...
by Avro
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Scythe Ninja Rev. B (SCNJ-1100P) on GA-965P-DS3??
Replies: 10
Views: 3931

I built a box with the same hardware and just went back and reviewed the pictures I took. Apparently I have the same problem but am unsure if i need/want to tear the whole thing apart to fix it. Core2Duo E6300 at 3.22GHz with a ~600rpm Yate Loon on the Ninja. Full load temps seem to stay in the low...
by Avro
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Scythe Ninja Rev. B (SCNJ-1100P) on GA-965P-DS3??
Replies: 10
Views: 3931

I don't think it affects the structural integrity of the bracket much. You don't actually remove a lot of metal from it. If you don't have a Dremel or other rotary cutting tool you could use a plain metal file to grind it down. More time and elbow grease required of course, but same result. I have i...
by Avro
Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Scythe Ninja Rev. B (SCNJ-1100P) on GA-965P-DS3??
Replies: 10
Views: 3931

I've got the Ninja B and a GA-965P-DS3. I was one of the unfortunate ones that had to file away a chunk of the bracket to get it to fit properly. Here's where it interferes on mine: http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/1709/img4615smhv2.th.jpg Those 4 capacitors prevent the bracket from being seated c...
by Avro
Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech MX 510 has a high pitch sound!
Replies: 40
Views: 33131

Thanks for ruining my mouse for me. :shock: Yeah, ditto from me too. Never noticed this whine until reading this post. I use a red MX510 at work and a blue MX510 at home...<grumble>. I also use a Trackman Wheel at home, now I gotta go check if that's got a whine. The only good thing is that I can't...
by Avro
Mon May 15, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which Samsung to get ? Looking @ SP2504C
Replies: 9
Views: 3355

Re: Which Samsung to get ? Looking @ SP2504C

I'm thinking of getting the SP2504C - 93$ CAD at NCIX. I heard its a very quiet HD. Other than the post about that one guy with bad vibrations from it, is there any thing I should know before I go for this drive? In that rythmic vibrations thread, there's way more than just 1 guy with vibration noi...
by Avro
Thu May 11, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 250GB Rhythmic Vibrations
Replies: 41
Views: 18854

I agree with aid-2004 that the problem is not just the 2504, but a beat note between it and another device. Can you turn off the other two drives, one at a time or both together, to test this? Can you place a thickish magazine between suspended drives to block the sound from some drives but not oth...
by Avro
Tue May 09, 2006 6:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 250GB Rhythmic Vibrations
Replies: 41
Views: 18854

So, I finally got around to suspending all 3 of my HDs (including the vibrating SP2504C) using elastic cord in my HD cage. The Good: it dramatically reduced the seek noise of my 40GB 7200.7 & WD2000JB. The Bad: the annoying pulsing vibration of the SP2504C is still audible. This is really frustratin...
by Avro
Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 250GB Rhythmic Vibrations
Replies: 41
Views: 18854

I am also experiencing this "beating" phenomenon with my 3 week old Samsung SP2504C (250GB SATA2 Nidec motor). I thought it was just my imagination that was creating this odd low toned pulse, but I guess not. I went from 4 HDs (Quantum Atlas IV 18GB 7200rpm SCSI, WD 18GB 7200rpm SCSI, WD2000JB 200GB...