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by Atmosper
Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Can a Zalman Reserator 1 V2 handle a Core i7 and a 5870 GFX?
Replies: 20
Views: 23888

To cite the article you linked to: "The one caveat to all this is that the CPU was the only heat source connected to the watercooling loop. If you are thinking of running a high-end video card we would strongly suggest considering another watercooling loop or active cooling." While the cpu in that a...
by Atmosper
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lapping worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

The temperatures you are getting seem high at idle but I wouldn't lose sleep over it. You won't fry anything at those temps. CPUs can take 50°C all day long, all year long. I certainly wouldn't spend money on a new heatsink, much less a new CPU. I have more than a decade of experience with overcloc...
by Atmosper
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silencing a noisy pair of shoes
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

Or just don't wear shoes indoors.
by Atmosper
Thu May 07, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Hardmounting and Hard Drive Cooling
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Since the PCB side isn't flat the heat dissipating area is going to be much smaller. If you really are going to hard mount it (I would really try to avoid it) position it with the PCB up. That way you get maximum area touching the chassis and you also prevent all that heat from the PCB side from get...
by Atmosper
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intake fans...next to useless?
Replies: 29
Views: 14532

Turbulence=better cooling

With forced convection turbulent flow is much better for heat transfer. It's basic thermodynamics.
by Atmosper
Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Is my silent PC at risk?
Replies: 9
Views: 3595

Temperatures are fine. 90°C on the GPU seems high but totally within spec and nothing it won't handle. If you mean that the motherboard sensor shows 49°C it might be a sign that the case ventilation could be improved, maybe by replacing the the 800 rpm fans with 1200 rpm ones and using a fan contr...
by Atmosper
Sun May 04, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passively cooling an Intel Wolfdale?
Replies: 12
Views: 3661

Either one will be fine. I cooled my E6600 passively with a Ninja. The E6600 generates more heat than a Wolfdale but the Ninja handled it just fine. The Ninja is cheaper but the current selling revision apparently has issues with the mounting on the socket 775.
by Atmosper
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: eheim 1048 fitting help
Replies: 5
Views: 20738

I'm not sure I understand your system of counting with fractions of the king's thumb (inches, that is). Anyhoo... Just got a used Eheim 1048 and I want to use it with my reserator 1-system (actually planning on getting a second one and going twin towers!). Since all the fittings on the waterblocks a...
by Atmosper
Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Easy breakable power button on some Antec Sonata cases?
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

They are indeed rather brittle. As far as I know they haven't changed the construction of the buttons. The reset button on my SOLO broke after about 1.5 years.
by Atmosper
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The theory behind fanless systems?
Replies: 41
Views: 16178

If your thinking that noise-less is the same thing as fan-less I think your making it unnecessarily hard. A couple of very low speed fans are usually completely inaudible, certainly quieter than hard drives. Forced convection (fans) is many times more efficient than plain convection (no fans). A fan...
by Atmosper
Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Zen400 Fanless PSU. Whiney at all?
Replies: 6
Views: 2150

Have a Zen 300, completely silent
by Atmosper
Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noctua fan swap in OCZ stealthxtreme 500W PSU
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Sleeve bearing fans like the noctuas don't work well in a horizontal position, get a ball bearing fan instead. Seasonic PSUs have ADDA fans, I think. They're pretty quiet. Or get rid of the OCZ and get a seasonic PSU.
by Atmosper
Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: This is a sad thread. The High Cost of Folding.
Replies: 43
Views: 23864

And if you do use electric heating, you should have an even more guilty conscience. Burning one energy unit of fuel to get ~0.3 units of electrical energy and convert that again to heat is not a good idea. I.e. you have to use 3 times as much fuel as if you had just burnt your fuel directly.
by Atmosper
Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: PCI to 4 CF slot adapter as hard disk
Replies: 1
Views: 1090

Can't some one ban this user. Always the same advertisements about CF cards in broken english
by Atmosper
Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 90 degree bends in water cooling?
Replies: 7
Views: 4764

There's nothing dangerous about using 90° bends. Just gives you a little less flow. Shouldn't be a big problem.
by Atmosper
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" Housing for 2.5" HDDs
Replies: 13
Views: 4609

I keep my 2.5" system drive in a Scythe 2.5" quiet drive that's suspended in an Antec Solo. I have a Samsung 500 GB in a 3.5" quiet drive on foam. It's so quiet it's uncanny! Definitely not audible over anything in my apartment. The 2.5" quiet drive actually made a big difference! My wish for afford...
by Atmosper
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Passive computer: Realistic?
Replies: 9
Views: 2978

A couple of really low speed 120 mm fans would probably be just as good as that reserator 2. Also, passive cooling won't work very well with overclocking.
by Atmosper
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What happens when a power supply overheats?
Replies: 12
Views: 3462

I agree, there's a good chance that something other than the PSU is the problem. RAM, CPU or motherboard should be the prime suspects. Borrow someone elses RAM or CPU if you can. I don't think you have gotten two PSUs in a row with the same fault.

Also, PSUs usually don't overheat that easily.
by Atmosper
Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Further Silencing tips, if you please.
Replies: 16
Views: 3053

I agree that water cooling isn't necessarily quiter than air cooling. They do enable quieting powerful gaming rigs better.
by Atmosper
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Further Silencing tips, if you please.
Replies: 16
Views: 3053

I went the Water cooling with Reserator-route. With the heat from the cpu+gpu+nb out of the case, one undervolted Nexus (soon to be 500 rpm Slipstream) is enough for case ventilation. PSU is a fanless FSP ZEN. Only noise is a slight hum from the pump in the reserator and some seek noise from my HDD ...
by Atmosper
Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Travelstar Travelstar 5K500 400 & 500GB
Replies: 4
Views: 2535

that is effin' sweet!
by Atmosper
Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" Housing for 2.5" HDDs
Replies: 13
Views: 4609

I ordered it from some german online store. hope I'll get it soon.

I had some second thoughts on that purchase since ther must be something wrong with you when you think a suspended 2.5" HDD can be a little quieter.
by Atmosper
Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Need help bad temps on first w/c build p182
Replies: 13
Views: 6734

Have you checked if the water block is making good contact with the cpu?

It's also possible that the heat spreader is concave.
by Atmosper
Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Best way to find SPCR user recommended parts?
Replies: 16
Views: 7118

Different parts are best in different applications. What are you building? HTPC, gaming-box, workstation, surf-box?
by Atmosper
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Best way to find SPCR user recommended parts?
Replies: 16
Views: 7118

I think you'll be able to find what's "hot" just by browsing the forums. After a couple of days you'll have your answers.

If not, you can't go wrong with what's on the SPCR recommended list.
by Atmosper
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" Housing for 2.5" HDDs
Replies: 13
Views: 4609

I've been waiting a couple of weeks on an SQD2.5-1000 since ordering it from here for my wicked fast PATA drive HM160HC.
Yeah, netsuperstore have a habit of listing products as available when they aren't.

Did you get the quiet drive, xilencer?
by Atmosper
Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermal pads for Geforce 8800 GTS
Replies: 17
Views: 6091

I ordered some 1 mm and 2.5 mm pads from the AC RMA on Ebay. They came yesterday and when I checked the manual of my GF8800GTS waterblock the pads that came with it was 16x16x1 mm. So I tried the 1 mm size and it seemed to fit good.

The shipping took about two weeks. Highly recommended.
by Atmosper
Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 257866

ojg, the link doesn't work
by Atmosper
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which Power Supply for low noise
Replies: 16
Views: 10362

There is no way in hell that your system can ever draw 579 W.

It's just not possible. Those calculators are usually pretty far off but not that much. Divide by four and you'll be a little closer to the truth.

I second the opinion on Corsair.
by Atmosper
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Where to find Intel D201GLY2 in Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 2015

I want one of those too! Great for some crazy "I bet you didn't think THAT was a computer"-project.

It seems to have been "coming soon" for quite a while.