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by markrb
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225
Replies: 13
Views: 4488

Re: Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225

Thanks, but it doesn't look like it will fit with the fan on top. I only have 115 mm to play with and it's 94mm before fan and they are typically 25. Even with a fan half that thick it's really pushing it and most likely limiting airflow if it does fit. I already have a Nexus and a Gentle Typhoon fa...
by markrb
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225
Replies: 13
Views: 4488

Re: Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225

Max height including any fan is 4.5 inches or 115 mm. Max Width including fan centered on CPU 5 inches or 127 mm to the ram and side of case. Tall ram so nothing can go over it. Closest slot is empty. I can go much wider the other way so I can put any fan in this direction. I do not use the first PC...
by markrb
Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225
Replies: 13
Views: 4488

Re: Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225

The motherboard is a Gigabyte Z77-DS3H, I have no idea on the memory and the case is from Silverstone, but I don't know the model. It looks like a standard ATX desktop case (not a tower).
I don't want to play games with fans. I just want to replace the cooler.

Mark
by markrb
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225
Replies: 13
Views: 4488

Re: Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225

I would like an inexpensive solution The stock cooler comes for free, how a replacement can be inexpensive? Moreover, usually it's not an heatsink fan to be noisy, but how you drive it: so how do you drive it? At any rate, you may give a look at the Arctic Cooling line-up, while a not-so-inexpensiv...
by markrb
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225
Replies: 13
Views: 4488

Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225

I am running an HTPC, no overclock and the CPU really isn't stressed all that much. I got this more for the HD4000 graphics then the CPU power. I was just fine with the stock cooler until the fan started to make noise. I would like an inexpensive solution that would be around the stock cooler effici...
by markrb
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: $50 Budget for PSU. What is about the quietest I can get?
Replies: 7
Views: 2789

Re: $50 Budget for PSU. What is about the quietest I can ge

I took the PSU apart and had to cut the fan wire as it's soldered in. The fan is a Yate Loon with 88CFM. I spliced in a Yate Loon I had around the house that does 47 CFM. Air is not even close to warm coming out of the PSU and it is a bit less noisy. Looks like this was the best choice. Thanks All, ...
by markrb
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for an inexpensive CPU cooler 115mm or under
Replies: 15
Views: 4314

Re: Looking for an inexpensive CPU cooler 115mm or under

After remeasuring I think I can do 120mm and potentially a hair more in height.
I might also be able to widen my budget to $35 max.
Just continuing my search.
by markrb
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for an inexpensive CPU cooler 115mm or under
Replies: 15
Views: 4314

Re: Looking for an inexpensive CPU cooler 115mm or under

Newegg is down. This is the first time I have seen this.

The problem with these "Arctic Alpine 11 Pro or Plus" is that the reviews I have read are underwhelming.
It might be my only choice at my budget, but I want to investigate my options further.

Thanks,
Mark
by markrb
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for an inexpensive CPU cooler 115mm or under
Replies: 15
Views: 4314

Re: Looking for an inexpensive CPU cooler 115mm or under

A few minutes searching found $40 @ Quietpc. Might be others out there. Once you add shipping ($11.94) it's over $50. $30 is about my max, give or take a couple. Too bad about the Scythe stuff, because I am running one now and have owned others. Always found them to be a pretty good company. Thanks...
by markrb
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for an inexpensive CPU cooler 115mm or under
Replies: 15
Views: 4314

Re: Looking for an inexpensive CPU cooler 115mm or under

That Scythe looks interesting, but I can't find it under $50 anywhere. Too bad that would have been perfect. Mark 34.95 on the big A http://www.amazon.com/Scythe-Shuriken-Rev-B-SCSK-1100-Processor/dp/B002AIS97Q/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1364166766&sr=1-6&keywords=scythe+heatsink That is ...
by markrb
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for an inexpensive CPU cooler 115mm or under
Replies: 15
Views: 4314

Re: Looking for an inexpensive CPU cooler 115mm or under

That Scythe looks interesting, but I can't find it under $50 anywhere.
Too bad that would have been perfect.

Mark
by markrb
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: $50 Budget for PSU. What is about the quietest I can get?
Replies: 7
Views: 2789

Re: $50 Budget for PSU. What is about the quietest I can ge

Nothing wrong with the Antec, except for it being louder than I would like. It isn't a screamer by any means. it's just the woosh of the airflow from the fan. I could do a fan swap, but the I don't know what kind of airflow range I should look at. I suspect the fan is due to smaller heat sinks used ...
by markrb
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for an inexpensive CPU cooler 115mm or under
Replies: 15
Views: 4314

Looking for an inexpensive CPU cooler 115mm or under

I am building an HTPC unit that I want as silent as possible and my budget is about gone. I am looking to replace the stock Intel cooler on my i3-3225 CPU that will not be overclocked. My case has a height limitation of 115mm. Any suggestions for a decent after market cooler that can run very quiet ...
by markrb
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: $50 Budget for PSU. What is about the quietest I can get?
Replies: 7
Views: 2789

$50 Budget for PSU. What is about the quietest I can get?

I have about $50 left in the budget for a new PSU for my HTPC. I am currently running an i3-3225, slightly under volted, AMD 5670, 4gb ddr 3, Gigabyte Z77DS3H motherboard. I know my load is under 300w, but for future expansion I was thinking 400w or more. I realize top line PSU's are out and many mi...
by markrb
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need recommendation for 120mm x 20mm fan for cpu cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 2503

Re: Need recommendation for 120mm x 20mm fan for cpu cooler

I ended up getting 1 Yate Loon medium speed and 1 Scythe high speed.
We shall see which I like better.
by markrb
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need recommendation for 120mm x 20mm fan for cpu cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 2503

Re: Need recommendation for 120mm x 20mm fan for cpu cooler

I have heard and read about them, but their pressure is a little low.
Really looking for 20mm.
by markrb
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need recommendation for 120mm x 20mm fan for cpu cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 2503

Need recommendation for 120mm x 20mm fan for cpu cooler

I just bought the Zalman CPNS10X Peroforma and the included 120mm x 25mm fan is just a little bit fat to fit in the correct position with my tall DDR3. A 20mm wide fan should do nicely. I think I would like to use the higher rpm versions as I can slow the fan down if they are too loud. The Zalman fa...
by markrb
Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is it safe to run 2 different sized PWM fans off one header?
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Is it safe to run 2 different sized PWM fans off one header?

I only have one 4 pin PWM fan header on my motherboard and I would like to try running 1 92mm and one 80mm off the same header. I am concerned it could cause issues. Has anyone tried this? I did try running the 80mm off a 3 pin and depending on which one I use I either get almost no speed or full sp...
by markrb
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Complete fan overhaul for my HTPC
Replies: 10
Views: 2834

As an update I have decided to ditch all the S-flex fans as they have an annoying hum to them at any voltage. It is just the right frequency to bug me. I am now on the hunt for 2 80mm and 1 92mm fan.
by markrb
Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Complete fan overhaul for my HTPC
Replies: 10
Views: 2834

I just put in the fans and to be honest I am disappointed with all of the S-Flex fans so far. It's still early and I have yet to test 7V. The Gentle Typhoon on the other hand is dead silent in my PSU, but I have no idea what the controller is throwing it at for voltage, but so far I am thrilled with...
by markrb
Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Complete fan overhaul for my HTPC
Replies: 10
Views: 2834

"an overkill of a 4850" =>For the price of a Sapphire 4670 Passive perhaps you should consider swaping the mainboard for a IGP model with HTPC capabilities. "hopefully drop the internal temp of the case a little" =>Perhaps the CPU fan will be adequate with cooler air. "For the PSU (VX550)" =>Have y...
by markrb
Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Complete fan overhaul for my HTPC
Replies: 10
Views: 2834

Complete fan overhaul for my HTPC

I have a week off from work coming and I think I will spend part of the time doing a fan overhaul of my HTPC. I have looked through the recommendations and searched the forums for hours, but I am having a tough time deciding. At one point I was all set to go Scythe S-flex throughout, but cost is bec...
by markrb
Sun May 20, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 8600GT/GTS for HTPC
Replies: 1
Views: 1355

Passive 8600GT/GTS for HTPC

I am trying to decide on a passive 8600GT/GTS card. My main purpose will be HTPC with little to no game play. It must be HDPC compliant. Currently I am leaning towards the MSI GTS because at ZZF it is $170 shipped. This is only slightly more then the passive GT cards I have seen and almost $30 less ...
by markrb
Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink for Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 in a HTPC case
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Have a look at the XP-90C. I use that on my Gigabyte board in a silverstone HTPC case. You will need to buy the 775 conversion kit for like $6. Based on the picture on the gigabyte website it looks like it will fit. The 120 is out for sure as it won't fit my slightly larger setup. Ninja, Mine all th...
by markrb
Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman VU700-CU enough for a 7600GT?
Replies: 8
Views: 3197

Zalman VU700-CU enough for a 7600GT?

I am upgrading my AGP 6600GT to a PCI-e 7600GT and I already have the Zalman VU700-CU VGA cooler.
Will that be enough to cool the new card.
No Games. It's going in an HTPC system.

Thanks,
Mark
by markrb
Tue May 30, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What would be higher CFM then the Yate Loon 120 + quiet
Replies: 5
Views: 2001

It's really more about trying other fans. Of the "quiet" fans I have only ever tried the Yate Loon. I want to see if I can hear a difference between the higher CFM fans and the Yate. Right now I swaped an Adda 72cfm fan out for kicks and man does it have motor humm. This fan will not do at all. I ha...
by markrb
Mon May 29, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What would be higher CFM then the Yate Loon 120 + quiet
Replies: 5
Views: 2001

What would be higher CFM then the Yate Loon 120 + quiet

I would like to put a new fan in my Scythe Mine and I would like to compare it against my 120 Yate Loon fan to see if the potential bump in noise is worth the bump down in temp. If I wanted higher CFM then the Yate Loon, but still as quiet as possible what would be some choices. I have been looking ...
by markrb
Tue May 23, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Add another fan @ 5V or increase the voltage to exhisting
Replies: 4
Views: 1625

At this point I opted for adding another fan. The place where I was going to add it changed. Originally I was going to add another rear exhaust fan, but a mounting problem stopped me. Instead I added a front intake fan. First impressions are good, but the PC is not in it's final place yet. I won't k...
by markrb
Tue May 23, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Add another fan @ 5V or increase the voltage to exhisting
Replies: 4
Views: 1625

Add another fan @ 5V or increase the voltage to exhisting

I have space for at least one more 80mm fan.
My case is just now getting to the point I would consider almost quiet.
It is a little hot for my taste though.
My question on the noise vs airflow is should I add another
Yate Loon 80mm or increase the voltage of my other 2 Yate Loons to
12v?

Thanks,
Mark
by markrb
Thu May 11, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mine or Ninja
Replies: 15
Views: 5629

Now to throw another and I promise the last I am considering the Tuniq tower.

It's about $5 more from what I have seen so far.
I know it's much heavier, which actually does concern me.

Thanks,
Mark