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by where?wolf
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua have been busy. New cpu cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 3293

Noctua have been busy. New cpu cooler

Vienna, November 20th, 2007 - Noctua presented today the latest model of its successful NH-U series: The NH-U12P is equipped with the new NF-P12 fan as well as the NT-H1 premium-grade thermal compound and continues the legacy of Noctua's classic NH-U coolers, which won over 150 awards and recommenda...
by where?wolf
Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua, have released new thermal paste
Replies: 10
Views: 2915

Noctua, have released new thermal paste

Hi guys! I dont know how interested you are in new thermal paste? But I thought you might like to know anyway. Vienna, 13th November 2007 - Noctua presented today a new premium-grade thermal compound for enthusiasts who demand both exceptional performance and maximum ease of use: NT-H1 is a hybrid c...
by where?wolf
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua's new line of fans
Replies: 32
Views: 16185

Lol! Yeah, those fan blades, looks like you could slice lemons or fingers with them.

A kind of heavy metal fan look.

Will be interesting to see a review of this fan here at SPCR.
by where?wolf
Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua's new line of fans
Replies: 32
Views: 16185

Noctua's new line of fans

I recieved this mail from one of the Noctua technical directors, that I got to know some. Vienna, November 5th, 2007 - Only 14 months after the release of the NF-S12 series, which has received more than 100 awards and recommendations from leading international websites and magazines, Noctua expands ...
by where?wolf
Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 fits my bill?
Replies: 9
Views: 3471

I just retiered my old, trusty Antec True Blue 485 W for the Corsair HX 520W. And I must say I'm impressed! The True Blue was silent. But the HX is silent - silent lol. My Noctua fans on 850 rpm are louder. And with the Antec, I had 11.88V on the + 12V rail with a Gainward Golden Sample 7950GT. But ...
by where?wolf
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The XFX 7950GT?
Replies: 2
Views: 1744

Thanks for the ansver.

But that would pretty much take away the whole idea with a passive videocard. Even if the fan is considered silent. Would'nt it?
by where?wolf
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The XFX 7950GT?
Replies: 2
Views: 1744

The XFX 7950GT?

Hi all! I'm helping a friend to upgrade his videocard. He is very interested in a XFX 7950GT passive. Just a couple of questions. 1. In a P180 case with 3 fans ( 2 exhaust ) and one on a Noctua heatsink). The Noctua fans at 900RPM. 2. What would the case temps be like with this card, in such a case?...
by where?wolf
Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Geforce 8800GTS cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 5316

You're welcome.
by where?wolf
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Diffent speeds on exhaust fans in the same case?
Replies: 8
Views: 3084

Thanks for the tip.

I have a extra, passive intake in the top 3 X 5.25 cd bays , with a 120mm fan filter.
by where?wolf
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Diffent speeds on exhaust fans in the same case?
Replies: 8
Views: 3084

Hi! I did that before with good results. Both removing the top fan and sealing the top hole that is. So try it. It works very well! When I had that config. I just had the rear exhaust fan ducted to the Ninja cpu cooler. No other case fan. The reason why I have the top fan back on again, is that I ha...
by where?wolf
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Diffent speeds on exhaust fans in the same case?
Replies: 8
Views: 3084

Hi again!

This is interesting.

I lowered the top fan to 650 rpm. And as said, the rear exhaust fan is at 850 rpm (Noctua 1200 rpm fans). And I got 2C lower temp, both idle and load. The case temp also dropped by 2C.

Wonder why?
by where?wolf
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Diffent speeds on exhaust fans in the same case?
Replies: 8
Views: 3084

O.k.

Thanks guys!

I will try and see what happends?
by where?wolf
Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Diffent speeds on exhaust fans in the same case?
Replies: 8
Views: 3084

Diffent speeds on exhaust fans in the same case?

I'm just wondering if it's a bad move to have different speeds on the rear and top exhaust fans in a P180 case? Let's say, you have 2 fans of the same stock speed performance. And now, you are intending to run the top exhaust at 650rpm and the rear fan at 850rpm. Would the fan at 850rpm, render the ...
by where?wolf
Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Am I building an 8800GTX barbeque?
Replies: 12
Views: 6691

Yeah, I have been wondering about those openings.

Good idea with duct / fan. I will try that on the 88000GTS I just got.
by where?wolf
Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Am I building an 8800GTX barbeque?
Replies: 12
Views: 6691

I was swaying toward the P5N32-E board as I've used Asus nVidia boards in the past and they've always been pretty rock solid. I appreciate something like the P5W64 has the edge and it was really just a case of drawing a line somewhere in terms of cost, but heck - I started off spec'ing an 8800GTS 3...
by where?wolf
Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Geforce 8800GTS cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 5316

I have an 8800GTX (Gainward) in a P180B with a freaking Raptor and Barracuda in it. The 8800 is *by far* the noisiest thing in the case. Maybe the GTS is quieter ;( If you think your card is too noisy? Then maybe a Thermalright HR 03 Plus (8800GTX compatible only. But there will be a separate heats...
by where?wolf
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Geforce 8800GTS cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 5316

Hi again! Well, I got the Leadtek 8800GTS today. And I must say, I'm quite impressed! First, it cuts through any game at very high settings smoothly. So Far, I have tested BF2, Far Cry, Titan Quest and F.E.A.R. and Medieval Total War II. Also the noise is surpricingly low, compaired to the other GF ...
by where?wolf
Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Am I building an 8800GTX barbeque?
Replies: 12
Views: 6691

Hi, I really don't like the idea of all the heat from inside the case having to go through the PSU. With ~200w of heat having to go that way the PSU fan will have to run really fast. Mmm, that's a good point. The Nexus case doesn't have any other way of shifting air to the outside, also as its very...
by where?wolf
Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking a Fanless / Hybrid PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

And those extra watts, can be very handy, when getting a power thirsty Direct X10 videocard, in the future for ex.
by where?wolf
Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please review my rig
Replies: 8
Views: 3311

You wont need any fan in the cd bay area. Just get some foam strips and tape them to the cd bay opening, using double sided tape. Then just wedge a 120mm fan filter in there. It works very well in my P180B. And seal all holes inside the cd cage to prevent air leakage. Also, tuck some foam in the sma...
by where?wolf
Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking a Fanless / Hybrid PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

Re: Seeking a Fanless / Hybrid PSU

So far my only real noise source of system is now my PSU. So, I will now seek passive semi-passive PSU. I got decent air flow in my case and specs are on my siganture. From here I can get these PSU's from one retailer: Antec Phantom 500W is 149,90 € SilverStone ST30NF Nightjar 300W is 139,90 € ...
by where?wolf
Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 5
Views: 3212

How many free 5.25 cd drive bays do you have? If you have 3 X 5.25 bays free? Then get some foam strips and a washable 120mm fan filter. Then, tape those foam strips to the opening, using double sided tape. Then, just wedge the filter in between the foam. I have such a passive intake in my Antec P18...
by where?wolf
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Geforce 8800GTS cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 5316

O.K. I will.

But it will take some days before I get it.
by where?wolf
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System advice - 2200$
Replies: 10
Views: 4046

Hi again! I'm sure that will make a very nice rig. And the GTS is a great card too. I have just gone from a X1800GTO to a 8800GTS 320mb. And the difference is big! And I dont think he would have seen more than just a smaller differece, if he had compaired the 8800GTX with the GTS. I bet, he wont mis...
by where?wolf
Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System advice - 2200$
Replies: 10
Views: 4046

Re: System advice - 2200$

I am asked by my friend to build a pc for him, and he has about 2200$ to spend on it. There is no need to monitor nor keyboard/mouse or dvddrive. He wants a geforce 8800gtx, 2gb of ram and a raptor 150gb disc. So what do you guys recommend? obviously he is a gamer but he do care about noise, althou...
by where?wolf
Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Geforce 8800GTS cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 5316

~El~Jefe~ wrote:leadtek pwnz.

nice price and normally stable and dandy

Thanks!

Yeah, I've heard positive things about the brand.
Normally, I would have gone for eVGA. But as the price for the Leadtek 8800gts is really good. I went down that route.
by where?wolf
Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Geforce 8800GTS cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 5316

PopCorn wrote:what kind of card did u get.... i got the superclocked one from EVGA cause it was on sale for 300 when the stock speed one was for 300 also... on newegg, the deals over now and the card went up to 320 :)

I'm going for a Leadtek. They have a sale on it here in until the 10:th.
by where?wolf
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Geforce 8800GTS cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 5316

what iv read is idle temps are around 56C and load of 70Cish and for the stock cooler iv also read that its decently quiet conpaired with other stock coolers.... my EVGA 8800GTS arrives tomorrow :D ... im gonna be doing soooo much gaming and no one better bother me :evil: Hi! O.k. That sounds good....
by where?wolf
Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Geforce 8800GTS cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 5316

Geforce 8800GTS cooling

Hi guys! I'm on my way buying a 8800GTS. Now I'm wondering, how are the stock coolers on the 8800GTS card, in terms of noise? And how hot does this kind of cards run? Can I count on much increasing case temps? I have a P180 with a passive intake in the 5.25 cd bays (120mm fan filter) An AMD64 Clawha...
by where?wolf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First time builder seeks comments on proposed configuration
Replies: 10
Views: 4069

Re: First time builder seeks comments on proposed configurat

Hi! Most of that stuff seems good. But consider getting a Samsung hd instead if you want a quiet hd. Western D. hdds are good. But not the most quiet hd in the bunch. The Zalman psu I have my doubs about. Check these out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817151023 http://www.newe...