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by qstoffe
Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm vs 120mm fans
Replies: 5
Views: 5499

Re: 140mm vs 120mm fans

Update: Soooo after a while I couldn't stand the noise from the BeQuiet SilentWings. They "seemingly" got louder every night. Now I have replaced all fans with 6 x Antec True Quiet 140mm fans. I'm running them at ~250rpm. I've also cut away the fan grill meshing in the case (in the back and on the s...
by qstoffe
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm vs 120mm fans
Replies: 5
Views: 5499

Re: 140mm vs 120mm fans

It may depend upon your case. If you have 4x 140mm fans it's going to be quite a large case without much airflow focus. Just the jump up to 140mm does mean that the case itself has to be bigger so may no longer be so ideal for cooling as there is more of a possibility of air being wasted. Can you p...
by qstoffe
Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm vs 120mm fans
Replies: 5
Views: 5499

140mm vs 120mm fans

Hello, I'm asking for your experience between 140mm and 120mm fans. In my experience I've always gotten worse results with 140mm fans when I consider low noise / cpu and gpu temps. At what rpm would a 140mm fan be generally comparable noise-wise to a 120mm fan spinning at ~500rpm? Also I'm thinking ...
by qstoffe
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 280 OMG!
Replies: 40
Views: 20370

Re: Antec 280 OMG!

Luke M wrote:Looks like Antec is giving up on the CP-850?
OMG NO!!

This means I will never upgrade because I simply love my CP-850.
by qstoffe
Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-S12B FLX 1,200 RPM VS Scythe SFF21E 1,200 RPM
Replies: 28
Views: 8674

Re: Noctua NF-S12B FLX 1,200 RPM VS Scythe SFF21E 1,200 RPM

What's the difference between the Scythe Slip Stream 120mm 800rpm and the S-Flex? Scythe Slip Stream and Scythe S-FLEX http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/026/images/sy1225slh-400.gif http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/002/images/sff21g-main_400.jpg The slip stream uses a sleeve bearing and th...
by qstoffe
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-S12B FLX 1,200 RPM VS Scythe SFF21E 1,200 RPM
Replies: 28
Views: 8674

Re: Noctua NF-S12B FLX 1,200 RPM VS Scythe SFF21E 1,200 RPM

I don't hear a whine from my NF-S12 however i run them with the UNCLA cable at half speed. So which ones should i choose? Which ones do you have? If you're fine with the the S12 why don't you go with that one? I'd say it's definately one of the better fans I've tried. I just personally like the S-F...
by qstoffe
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-S12B FLX 1,200 RPM VS Scythe SFF21E 1,200 RPM
Replies: 28
Views: 8674

Re: Noctua NF-S12B FLX 1,200 RPM VS Scythe SFF21E 1,200 RPM

According to this SPR article the Nexus fans are the best? The Nexus fan is seriously overhyped in my opinion. I've tried 8 of them and I have had to throw away 6 of them because they started to "rattle" within one year of usage. I've tried two Noctua NF-S12B and while I like the "smooth" bearing t...
by qstoffe
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-S12B FLX 1,200 RPM VS Scythe SFF21E 1,200 RPM
Replies: 28
Views: 8674

Re: Noctua NF-S12B FLX 1,200 RPM VS Scythe SFF21E 1,200 RPM

I'm a HUGE fan of the Scythe S-Flex series. I've tried a lot of different fans and imo they have been the best. Smooth and quiet and seemingly everlasting compared to a lot of my sleeve bearing fans that have always started to "rattle" within 6 months of usage. The Noctua NF-S12B is really good too ...
by qstoffe
Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Noise level of water pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 6168

Noise level of water pumps

Are there any water pumps on the market today that can compare in noise level to a Nexus 120mm fan spinning @600rpm?

I'm thinking of going "water" but I'm afraid the pump noise would be the end of me. Anything over the noise level of a Nexus 120mm @600rpm is out of the question.
by qstoffe
Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller with software control
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

faugusztin wrote:Since in latest version the t-balancer guys made a server with a telnet API, you could make your own software to do what you need.
That sounds cool. Where can I download that version + API documentation?
by qstoffe
Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller with software control
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Fan controller with software control

I'm currently using Speedfan for this but my motherboard only allows 2 fans to be software controlled. I have previously used a mCubed T-balancer Big-NG for this but I find the interface to be "bad". Also, I'm unintrested in hardware controlled by temp-probe fans. I just want to assign a table to ea...
by qstoffe
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342332

Well, I did read your post - before posting mine - and there you wrote about LG W2600HP-BF model, and this is clearly not the same model as mine . It is evident from the name and I also followed your link and google it to find out that they really are completelly different models. For instance, you...
by qstoffe
Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342332

LG W2600H-PF Quiet enough that I would recommend it to anyone who values silent computing. Also very good monitor overall. Holy cow! Either I got an extremly bad one or maybe I'm just more sensative to the buzzing because my W2600HP was by far the most noisy monitor I've ever heard!!! Read my post ...
by qstoffe
Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342332

EIZO FLEXSCAN SX2761WK 27" S-PVA panel running 1920x1200 (16:10). Observed at 0.5m distance with a very quiet environment. Makes a slight humming noise when brightness is set 0-50 or 75-100. When brightness is set to 50-75 no humming can be heard. However a slight slight electrical buzzing can stil...
by qstoffe
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GFX coil whine/noise
Replies: 22
Views: 11071

It has been an issue before, but sometimes it's not really a coil that's making the sound. That's a pretty old topic, but that comes to mind first about coil whine, because it's got the most solid solution using the search function here helps. I agree that "coil" whine issues has been discussed bef...
by qstoffe
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GFX coil whine/noise
Replies: 22
Views: 11071

Sardius, you deserve a gold medal for starting this thread. I feel that GFX "buzzing" is rapidly becoming the hardest issue to overcome when building a quiet gaming system. I've bought quite a few gfx cards in my days. Not all of them have buzzed. Some of the cards that have buzzed are: -ATI 9700 Pr...
by qstoffe
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342332

LG W2600HP-BF Completely unacceptable noise levels when brightness is set to lower than 95% ! :evil: @ 100% it is silent. I tried working with brighness @100% for a couple of days but my eyes just couldn't take it. I decided to try the "hot glue fix". After applying a little hot glue the noise was ...
by qstoffe
Sun May 11, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: about fan controllers...
Replies: 9
Views: 2880

The T-Balancer has everything you want from a fan-controller and then some. It really rocks :!:
by qstoffe
Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 with Alleycat and T-balancer
Replies: 15
Views: 10455

Did you get an 8800GTX that doesn't buzz in the end? :) No I never replaced mine but I can only hear buzzing when it outputs very high frame rates; like over 1000 fps. Since I turned on V-sync (75 fps) in all games this is no longer a problem for me. Very nice setup. I just cant believe you modded ...
by qstoffe
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 with Alleycat and T-balancer
Replies: 15
Views: 10455

Nice job! You've crammed a lot of performance into a very quiet package. I'm impressed. :) Did you encounter any difficulties replacing the Corsair's fan? It's the loudest part of my computer and I'd like to replace its fan with a Nexus, but don't know if I have the nerve. ;O Thanks! Replacing the ...
by qstoffe
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 with Alleycat and T-balancer
Replies: 15
Views: 10455

...The temps you're getting on an E6600 are just plain unacceptable. Personally I think my temps are quite good considering how little airflow the Ninja gets. Just to make an comparison I set both CPU fans to run @ 12V. That gave the following temps: - Computer boot. - 10 minutes idle - CPU: 32 - 6...
by qstoffe
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 with Alleycat and T-balancer
Replies: 15
Views: 10455

That is one hell of machine! :D Really nicely done. Only thing that I would change is that those two fans which you got on Ninja; Put them Push -> Pull or take other fan away from it. I think that should be more quieter and better cooling. And close that upper fanhole. Thanks. I tried this after I ...
by qstoffe
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 with Alleycat and T-balancer
Replies: 15
Views: 10455

P182 with Alleycat and T-balancer

My main goal with this build was to build a powerful, yet VERY silent computer. I'm happy to say that I think I've come quite close to that goal. First the specs: - CPU: E6600 + Scythe Ninja Rev B. - GFX: 8800GTX + Thermalright HR-03 Plus - PSU: Corsair HX520 - HDD: 2xSamsung SpinPoint T166 HD501LJ ...
by qstoffe
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Apevia HTPC Case
Replies: 4
Views: 3141

my sister got that case, overall its pretty good, but i don't like the motherboard backplate, very poor quality. Yes we noticed the "fragile" backplate quality during assembly too. ...i'm surprised an 8800 fit in there actually, its quite roomy, but i didn't think it was that roomy. No problem with...
by qstoffe
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: "Failed" woodcase project
Replies: 5
Views: 3532

Well....you don't say what temps you got..what fan RPMs..undervolting..etc. I had the same number of fans in my chieftech case as I had in the woodcase. They were also running at the same speed. -CPU: E6600 @ Stock with a ninja cooler -GFX: 8800GTX @ Stock with stock cooler -2xSeagate.10 drives ins...
by qstoffe
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Apevia HTPC Case
Replies: 4
Views: 3141

Pretty sweet htpc, you could game on this. But i don t think this is quiet , you have sock coolers on power hungry components in thin aluminum box. During load it is pretty silent to a normal person (compared to an average case) but not to an experienced spcr user. The 8800GTS card is actually much...
by qstoffe
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: "Failed" woodcase project
Replies: 5
Views: 3532

"Failed" woodcase project

This post is long overdue since I actually built this woodcase during christmas 2006 but better late than never... right :P First of, sorry for the bad picture quality (taken by my mobil phone in poor lighting). I had very, very high expectations for this case and in the end I failed to reach them. ...
by qstoffe
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Apevia HTPC Case
Replies: 4
Views: 3141

Apevia HTPC Case

Some pictures of my friend Emil's HTPC case. Spec: CPU: E6600 @ Stock - Stockcooler GFX: 8800GTS @ Stock - Stockcooler PSU: Corsair 520W 1xSeagate.10 320GB - Suspended Case fan: 1xNexus 120mm @ 7V Even though he is using a Seagate.10 I think it's really quiet for a HTPC this powerful, at least after...
by qstoffe
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fancontroller 0-12V with Kickstart
Replies: 8
Views: 2719

I just placed an order for the T-balancer and a Scythe S-Flex 1600 rpm fan. I will replace the Corsair Adda fan with S-Flex just as you did Thomas :) And with a little tweaking of the T-balancer I'm hoping I will get the rest of the Nexus fans running reliably @ 5.0V. Thanks for all your advice guys...
by qstoffe
Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fancontroller 0-12V with Kickstart
Replies: 8
Views: 2719

I recommend that you use a GW NCB 120mm fan (assuming you're talking 120mm). It starts reliably at 4V, so with a 5V-up fan controller you don't need to kickstart it. In that case wouldn't it be easier just to set my Nexus fans to 5.5V ? Or are the Global Wins more silent @ 5V ? http://www.t-balance...