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by iamweasel
Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Two part fan mounting/shroud idea
Replies: 10
Views: 2274

Two part fan mounting/shroud idea

I was thinking here, which I know I shouldn't do, but here goes anyway. I was thinking about fan mounting, rubber grommets and such, and how those don't work in all places. Such as mounting on a tower heat sink, or when space is truly limited (PSUs and somesuch). Then I figured fan housings could be...
by iamweasel
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Pro82; fan clearance to heatsinks?
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

It's quite tight

I have a Modu82+ (625W) I bought a few weeks ago on my desk which I haven't installed yet. Peering through the vents I would say that you just might be able to squeeze the grommets in, but that would likely cause the fan to rest on some of the components (not heatsinks though, but the thing wrapped ...
by iamweasel
Thu May 24, 2007 4:06 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130262

Ahh, performance

I can't but help myself to say a few words on the subjects on this thread. Going extreme in anything (be it silence, cars or <insert anything here>) is bound to be "over the top" for anyone not completely into whatever niche it is one is obsessing about. As far as water cooling a computer is concern...
by iamweasel
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: What if you have 'too many' fans in the case?
Replies: 19
Views: 9816

My 2c

I myself am running a total of 7 fans in my setup. I think if you select the fans carefully you can have a quiet setup. My fans run at around 500-600 rpm AND the CPU and GPU are water cooled with an external radiator, so I probably wouldn't need all the fans. I do however like to keep things cool. T...
by iamweasel
Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Isolating hard drive whine
Replies: 9
Views: 2980

Just a thought

I posted my DIY solution earlier to this thread: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=38464 You seem to be able to handle some copper sheet so if you have any clearance (around 1mm) on the sides of the drive you could maybe check it out. IMO it's simple and works - since you already ...
by iamweasel
Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: ANY GOOD FANLESS HDD COOLERS???
Replies: 6
Views: 3293

My DIY solution

I made myself a few heatsinks from just bent .8mm copper plates. First I cut a sheet of copper to appropriate pieces of about 5.75x6", then bent a side 1.75" from the edge to a 90 degree angle. I also drilled holes for screws matching the position of the HDD screws. The measurements are about what t...
by iamweasel
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Whats the best FANLESS PSU?????
Replies: 13
Views: 4867

Have a Phantom 500, though not sure its "the best"

I purchased a Phantom 500 a while back and it has no issues with buzzing. I do have the thing connected thru an UPS though... 230V @ 60Hz. It's fan did, however ramp up WAY too soon when I first installed it, but when I took it apart (the front part of the PSU) it started working as expected. I then...
by iamweasel
Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Restriction?
Replies: 20
Views: 4987

Possible pressure test rig

I was wondering about this as well, and I think there might be a way to test how much pressure a fan generates at a given rpm. What you need is a airtight box with hole to mount the fan into and a U shaped transparent tube going through a wall as well. Then put coloured liquid in the tube leaving bo...
by iamweasel
Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A noisy Antec Phantom 500 in an Antec P180
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

That's what I thought it should behave like

I ended up installing two Nexus' into the lower chamber, both running up to 800rpm and the PSU fan still started up and stayed on. Now that I've opened and replaced the fan the new fan never turns on. Now I run pretty much the same setup you do, (single Nexus with low rpm) and the fan doesn't turn o...
by iamweasel
Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A noisy Antec Phantom 500 in an Antec P180
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

I modded the PSU yesterday, problem gone

I removed the front grille which was impeding the air flow through the PSU and switched to a regular-depth 80mm fan (a Sharkoon Silent Eagle 2000). I left the PSU in the open to test that the system works and with a the fan setting at 1, the fan starts and stops in about a minute cycle, with low rpm...
by iamweasel
Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A noisy Antec Phantom 500 in an Antec P180
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

A noisy Antec Phantom 500 in an Antec P180

Hi! I have a problem with my Phantom 500 PSU. I installed the thing in a Antec P180 case and replaced all the fans in the case with the Nexus 120mm fans (undervolted). I have trouble believing that my system would draw more than 125W of power at maximum load, but the fan in the PSU still starts afte...
by iamweasel
Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: P180 case feet come off?
Replies: 13
Views: 11330

Door warping

I was looking into purchasing a P180 since last winter (it gets cold here in Finland) and read up on this door warping problem. I decided to wait until late summer before purchasing to eliminate the problem... And it worked. I got mine about a month ago, no warping. I guess everyone should do the sa...
by iamweasel
Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sharkoon Silent Eagle
Replies: 23
Views: 10428

Studio noise

your bedroom measures 12dBA at night... you do know that even in a soundproof recording booth where the noise level is without any doutb lower than a bedroom, they measure 20-25dBA ? ;) http://www.proav.de/data/studio-noise-levels.html I guess that would kinda depend on the frequency. I don't know ...
by iamweasel
Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Fans page
Replies: 146
Views: 143350

Any experience with Sharkoon Silent Eagles?

I was just wondering since a sales rep tried to sell me those as the quietest 80mm fan out there.