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by Rasterman
Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home made wooden "chimney" case for mini ITX
Replies: 21
Views: 6381

Re: Home made wooden "chimney" case for mini ITX

awesome, great job with it. you need a row of leds all the way around it like the whopper :D leds that showed memory usage would be cool, i had some like this from corsair. you could easily map some flexible plastic from the memory to the exterior of the case, or rewire and move the leds for somethi...
by Rasterman
Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Pillar shaped diy case with small footprint (chimney effect)
Replies: 33
Views: 7856

Re: Pillar shaped diy case with small footprint (chimney eff

Only one comment: As soon as you add a single quiet 120mm fan running at 500rpm (with a good HS on the CPU), there is no need for any convection effect & you can reduce the size of the box down to what's needed to just hold the components and allow good airflow. It's fun to think about, and experim...
by Rasterman
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: suggestions for video card setup
Replies: 16
Views: 1973

Re: suggestions for video card setup

That sounds like it hardly makes noise even at stock speeds? I only demand a level of noise that makes me not notice it. Another thing I am curious about is whether the fans spin up in a multi-monitor environment (at stock settings), since the card reportedly gets louder when under load. correct, e...
by Rasterman
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950
Replies: 13
Views: 3916

Re: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950

My old system e6600 2.4ghz w 8800gtx load 275w idle 235w w/ no GPU stress new system load 145w idle 60w (dont remember if it was gpu stressed or not, will do another test and post again) since my system is at idle most of the time, that is a savings of $15/month in power! that is for 24h/day though,...
by Rasterman
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: suggestions for video card setup
Replies: 16
Views: 1973

Re: suggestions for video card setup

I think MSI's model should be sufficiently quiet and would be cheaper and easier than going with a separate cooler. I think you should be not fully right: IIRC that MSI at stock settings should be around 18-19dB at idle, and 31-33dB at load, quite far from being quiet (an AC AXP should go around 15...
by Rasterman
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: XFX 6850 dual fan
Replies: 7
Views: 2380

Re: XFX 6850 dual fan

I bought a XFX 8800 GTX 5 years ago when they first came out, the video card showed corrupted bios and windows screens out of the blue a few months ago, called XFX they promptly sent me a new Radeon HD 5750 as a replacement. Double thumbs up for the warranty and their handling of their replacement. ...
by Rasterman
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950
Replies: 13
Views: 3916

Re: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950

Thanks for the comments :) I do coding/game dev on it, and all my games and workflow are single threaded, to speed that up GHZ is of the most importance. I read a lot of info about using high voltages, and no one could provide a solid answer, most of what I found is peoples guesses, and several peop...
by Rasterman
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: April Sandy Bridge Build (Coding/Gaming)
Replies: 12
Views: 1792

Re: April Sandy Bridge Build (Coding/Gaming)

I just built a new rig for coding, see my other thread for my build. CPU: its not worth the money IMO, for coding my #1 goal is high GHZ, and 2500k is supposed to be a lot easier to overclock than the 2600k, so I went with it. visual studio doesn't compile using threads unless you are compiling mult...
by Rasterman
Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950
Replies: 13
Views: 3916

Re: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950

I have about 1.5TB of media and backups, but most of that is HD video I'll never use again, you can easily watch movies and music off the NAS, more than enough speed. It is easy to setup, uses low power, and has many features, you can also use it as a Time Machine backup which is nice. But for the m...
by Rasterman
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950
Replies: 13
Views: 3916

Re: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950

Congrats on the speed, but isn't the processor melting? :lol: I'm uneasy with any sensor reading over 60c. Its idle most of the time 33C, when I'm working on my game its at maybe 30% load, so 40-50C, and when gaming maybe a little higher. Only under prime95 does it get as hot as that screenshot, wh...
by Rasterman
Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950
Replies: 13
Views: 3916

Re: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950

Thanks :D Yeah I wanted to keep the system as quiet as possible so I bought a Synology NAS and put 2 2TB drives in RAID 1. Speeds to it are around 20MB/s write and 35MB/s read, not great but doable. I think in the future I might move one of the drives to my computer and put it in my LOGISYS HD silen...
by Rasterman
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Improving airflow in Lian Li PC-A05
Replies: 37
Views: 21108

Re: Improving airflow in Lian Li PC-A05

edit: Rasterman, you should snap some pics and post them in the gallery section. Sounds like you've taken some more unique approaches to address the flaws of this case, would like to see how you have everything set up. :) I finally got some pics of my system online, I decided to go an easy (but cru...
by Rasterman
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950
Replies: 13
Views: 3916

5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950

Here is my new build :) I wanted something that was better in every way than my previous desktop (P180 e6600 2.4GHz GTX 8800) and am more than pleased. Using the Lian Li A05NB my new system is literally half the weight of my previous system (19lbs vs 48lbs), and its much smaller, both bonuses. I did...
by Rasterman
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: DIY Aluminum case for a Laptop Motherboard.
Replies: 19
Views: 26477

Re: DIY Aluminum case for a Laptop Motherboard.

omg thats a lot of screws!
by Rasterman
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ducted CPU heatsink fan with NZXT EVO
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Ducted CPU heatsink fan with NZXT EVO

from my experience it doesn't matter how many fans you have if they are at low rpm, and a good noise. if you have good airflow then lower all fans to 600 rpm and you shouldn't be able to hear them, if you can then get nexus or noctuas. once you quiet those down you will probably hear your video card...
by Rasterman
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Improving airflow in Lian Li PC-A05
Replies: 37
Views: 21108

Re: Improving airflow in Lian Li PC-A05

Has anyone proposed the: Lian Li Replacement Top Panel for PC-A05NB Cases with 140mm Fan Hole and Filter - Black http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10665/cpa-348/Lian_Li_Mid_Tower_Top_Cover_w_140mm_Fan_Hole_for_PC-A05N_-_Black_T-LM14B-2.html http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page...
by Rasterman
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Improving airflow in Lian Li PC-A05
Replies: 37
Views: 21108

Re: Improving airflow in Lian Li PC-A05

I just built a new sandy system and decided on this case before I knew about the airflow problems, the case is beautiful and I love it, it weighs literally half of my P180 build (19lbs vs 40lbs) and it is much smaller, but it does have a major airflow design problem as can be easily calculated. Prob...
by Rasterman
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Acoustically Isolated Case Design
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Acoustically Isolated Case Design

Thank you for the info L) I decided to go with the Lian Li A05 and if that is too loud I will build some baffles around it kind of like what you have done. I was thinking of building the baffles as more an extension of the case rather than an entire box around it, since that would defeat the point o...
by Rasterman
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ATX case with no drive bays
Replies: 1
Views: 964

ATX case with no drive bays

I want a small ATX case, I'm looking at some mini towers but was wondering if anyone knows if there is a case that has no drive bays?
by Rasterman
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Acoustically Isolated Case Design
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Acoustically Isolated Case Design

I am building a new Sandy system and was thinking of building my own case, but before doing so was wondering if anything existed like what I have in mind, or if anyone has comments on my design. Features: Acoustically isolated, sound must bounce off a minimum of 5-6 surfaces to escape. Thermally iso...
by Rasterman
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GMC R-4 Bulldozer
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

i like it, lol the pic in the tree, wtf
by Rasterman
Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for case with 100% hexagon holes
Replies: 7
Views: 2298

Looking for case with 100% hexagon holes

Looking for an ATX case with those small hexagon holes in every side of the case: front, back, sides, top, even bottom. Does anyone know of any case close to this?

I'm doing a special build and before venturing to make my own custom case thought I would see if there is anything close already made.
by Rasterman
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The very best way to mount an exhaust fan, bar none
Replies: 14
Views: 6791

Not an avid cyclist. The idea is from aerodynamics knowledge. The teardrop shape is the most ideal shape for a cross section traveling through air. A tear drop (wing shape) shape has the same wind resistance as a cylinder something like 4-10 times its cross sectional size! Yes I doubt you would hear...
by Rasterman
Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: blowers vs fans
Replies: 7
Views: 2411

blowers vs fans

Has SPCR looked at blowers vs fans? I did a search but didn't find any discussion on it. I have read the blowers are more efficient than fans. Perhaps they would yeild lower RPMs and less noise than a standard fan at the same CFM?
by Rasterman
Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Restriction?
Replies: 20
Views: 5122

Bluefront wrote:It's much easier for a fan to suck through a restriction, than it is to blow through the same restriction. But as to an exact percentage.....varies.
This is very interesting. Do you have any links about this? Can you please explain why?
by Rasterman
Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NOCTUA NF-S12 where to buy
Replies: 9
Views: 3336

NOCTUA NF-S12 where to buy

After seeing the reviews and stats on these babies this looks like THE fan to own now, where the heck can you get them in the US though?
by Rasterman
Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec Tri-cool vs. Nexus 120mm
Replies: 8
Views: 5360

I have both fans, and would say the nexus is the same sound as a tricool on low, but produces about the same airflow as a tricool on medium, making it a much more efficient fan.
by Rasterman
Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Max safe temp for hard drives?
Replies: 103
Views: 309382

ahh my 160gb hd is running at 61c, thats way to hot, but its a dell and its been stable...i hope if fails so i can build a new comp :) I opened up my dell and theres 2 fans, 1 case fan and 1 fan on the psu, and the case fan is ducted over the cpu heatsink, so theres no airflow over the hd... That i...
by Rasterman
Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The very best way to mount an exhaust fan, bar none
Replies: 14
Views: 6791

By motor mounts I am talking about the 4 plastic 'spokes' that hold the fan housing and motor in the center of the fan. The are in direct line of the airflow in any fan.
by Rasterman
Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 fan inlet question
Replies: 14
Views: 3440

I am putting together a very similiar system right now. I have a 180 B and just ordered a kama bay and all my stuff today. I plan on sealing off the upper fan hole in the top, then ducting the cpu from the kama bay out the back fan, then ducting the vga/nb from the center inlet out the pci slots. So...