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by ghia
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig
Replies: 67
Views: 34266

Re: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig

Which fans have you kept in the end ?
by ghia
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig
Replies: 67
Views: 34266

Re: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig

I agree with kuzzia. It seems like the hot air is not being exhausted. It happened to me in an Solo II. The fans in the GPU spin like crazy but it looks that hot air recirculates again and again. Try raising your exhaust fan to cca 700 rpm and retest. You should look into the front fan. At that rpm ...
by ghia
Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-D14 flagship dual-fan CPU cooler
Replies: 57
Views: 40217

Re: Noctua NH-D14 flagship dual-fan CPU cooler

Moving my post from article discussion / recommended heatsinks here: I read that the genesis is the no1 HS for quiet/silent cpu cooling. I do not understand why it is not the NH-D14 because looking at the results from the Noctua test with 2 nexus fans: -12V/16dBA: 31 delta C - 9V/13dBA: 33 delta C ...
by ghia
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Heatsinks updated
Replies: 158
Views: 190422

Re: Recommended Heatsinks updated

I read SPCR and forum every day. I read that the genesis is the no1 HS for quiet/silent cpu cooling. I do not understand why it is not the NH-D14 because looking at the results from the Noctua test with 2 nexus fans: - 12V/16dBA: 31 delta C - 9V/13dBA: 33 delta C - 7V/12dBA: 36 delta C These temps a...
by ghia
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150 - replace or upgrade?
Replies: 8
Views: 3004

Re: Antec P150 - replace or upgrade?

Passive psu is not a good ideea in a p150 case but rather in the solo 2.
Mugen 3 is decent after lapping.
by ghia
Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New first build, would love feedback and tips on components!
Replies: 22
Views: 4888

Re: New first build, would love feedback and tips on compone

The scythe needs sanding because of it's evident concave base and bad contact with your 1155 socket.. But if do that temps will improve big time. I gained about 8 deg C idle and around 10 deg C on load after lapping and artic silver 5 "burnout"
by ghia
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New first build, would love feedback and tips on components!
Replies: 22
Views: 4888

Re: New first build, would love feedback and tips on compone

The stock Mugen 3 fan is superb. On my intel board it stays < 400 rpm on idle/moderate load. Obviously I can't hear it. One advice though: IT NEEDS A SERIOUS AMOUNT OF LAPPING.
by ghia
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolimatech Genesis CPU Heatsink: Retaking the Crown
Replies: 18
Views: 10248

Re: Prolimatech Genesis CPU Heatsink: Retaking the Crown

Quick question: What should a 120 exhaust fan speed be like to effectivelly exhaust the air out of a solo case (for example) if your cpu would be cooled by a prolima genesis with both 140 fans on??? It seems sensible to me that the 120 fan should spin significantly faster than the 140 ones to keep u...
by ghia
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i5 3470 too hot?
Replies: 16
Views: 12182

Re: i5 3470 too hot?

This is how the mugen's base looks after some lapping. I had to work hard for it to even up. Temps are now about 3-4 deg cooler. I ran some 30 min of prime95 and max temp was 57. I have to admit this is 5 minutes after reinstalling the cooler, with fresh artic silver 5. At 25-26 ambient temperature,...
by ghia
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Two Noctua NF-P12 vs one NF-F12 PWM for CPU cooling
Replies: 3
Views: 4028

Re: Two Noctua NF-P12 vs one NF-F12 PWM for CPU cooling

No matter what you do, a fair amount of its heat is going to end up being transmitted to the mother board. Therefore you should consider one of the gigabyte boards with the double thick copper on the mother board... coupled with a down draft cooler, to help cool the board. or a prolimatech genesis
by ghia
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 3
Replies: 19
Views: 9932

Re: Mugen 3

Just for the fun of it (and the experience) I will eventualy lap the base. I hate to mount - dismount - mount -....the cooler endlessly. Don't think is good for the motherboard. I believe that the concave base is the only problem. It is not the first cooler I mount on a MB. I believe there is enough...
by ghia
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 3
Replies: 19
Views: 9932

Re: Mugen 3

Ralf Hutter and MikeC, I admit thinking about lapping but did so very briefly. For the joy of silence and safety I will replace the mugen 3 with a new cooler worth whatever money I have left. I thought Scythe were serious about their coolers, but it seems that they are not. It explains their recent ...
by ghia
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 3
Replies: 19
Views: 9932

Re: Mugen 3

Just to revive an older thread, and to bring more info about this ignored cooler. There are very few reviews and no spcr interest to wright about it. My experience with the mugen 3 (3100, rev b) is bad. Just bad: 1. It has a concave base: verfied with my own eyes both with a metalic ruler and from t...
by ghia
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i5 3470 too hot?
Replies: 16
Views: 12182

Re: i5 3470 too hot?

SebRad:
All you said makes perfect sense.

I will lap though the mugen's base and run the system on 3 fans (1 intake+gpu, 1 cpu and 1 exhaust).

Still thinking of replacing the mugen with...(the better mounting systems for noctua, tr and prolima just keep me awake at night)...I'll see.
Thanks!
by ghia
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i5 3470 too hot?
Replies: 16
Views: 12182

Re: i5 3470 too hot?

But if I rotate the cooler 90 deg. it will face the PSU :shock: :?
by ghia
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i5 3470 too hot?
Replies: 16
Views: 12182

Re: i5 3470 too hot?

Thank you...never crossed my mind: I will look into that and rotate the cooler if needed!
by ghia
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i5 3470 too hot?
Replies: 16
Views: 12182

Re: i5 3470 too hot?

I could try to lap it but I believe the problem will persist since there's the unsolvable problem of the mounting system: just simple wing that bolt on the sides of the base and then extensions that link with the backplate; they just do not assure enough pressure. Lapping the base will certainlly ma...
by ghia
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i5 3470 too hot?
Replies: 16
Views: 12182

Re: i5 3470 too hot?

To clarify some things. for me, load temps mean gaming (plus some background applications running) I run 1 hour of prime 95: with cpu and exhaust fans full on (1500/1100 rpm) temps stabilised within 2 minutes and remained around 55-57C. Vga rose to 60. Everything else was ok (pch, ram, vrm, hdd) Abo...
by ghia
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i5 3470 too hot?
Replies: 16
Views: 12182

Re: i5 3470 too hot?

OK, so I did a couple of changes: - reinstaled the mugen, reapplied as5 (I put to much the first time around) and removed the nexus sandwich "push-pull" fans - mugen is now cooled by the scythe pwm fan (cca 800-900 rpm, MB control) - moved one nexus to rear exhaust (again cca 800-850 rpm, MB control...
by ghia
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i5 3470 too hot?
Replies: 16
Views: 12182

Re: i5 3470 too hot?

Thanks for the replys! t100: I will reapply the grease and reseat the mugen; the seasonic faces up the top vent of the solo2, as intended; I agree that maybe all the heat from the VGA is pushed directly into the cpu air flow; I will change the orientation of the fan. mkk: all power management for th...
by ghia
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i5 3470 too hot?
Replies: 16
Views: 12182

i5 3470 too hot?

I just finished my new system and I find the temperatures of the CPU a bit to high for idle. List of components: CASE: Antec Solo 2 PSU: Seasonic X460 MB: Intel DZ77SL-50K CPU: i3470 cooled by a Scythe Mugen 3 VGA: HD 6770 pasive (Gigabyte) RAM: 2 x 4G OCZ Agility 3 64 GB SSD system drive 2xStorage ...
by ghia
Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec Solo gaming rig
Replies: 25
Views: 8215

Nice and clean !

But how did you squeeze that looong GTX 275 inside the solo ???
by ghia
Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First silent build: SOLO, Q9550 & Scythe Ninja, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 4566

Clean work !

Really need 5 fans ? Experiment with removing at least one of the front fans and the cpu fan (if not ok-ing).

Nexus rules !!!
by ghia
Sun May 10, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Solo SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 7514

Minor upgrade: - added a mesh intake (infact the scythe kama bay - fan not plugged in) - moved the storage HDD at the base of the case - better cable management http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4300/img2614u.th.jpg http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/1008/img2616s.th.jpg http://img10.imageshack.us/img1...
by ghia
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Solo SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 7514

Couple more pictures: http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/3138/img2567k.th.jpg http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8742/img2568.th.jpg http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/9262/img2569.th.jpg http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/1707/img2566g.th.jpg http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/5373/img2565.th.jpg
by ghia
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Solo SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 7514

The answers: - the PSU fan never ramps up: the power consumption does not reach the 150 W limit (see the review) - I've got the xFi sound card for 5 years and I agree that it's not the best buy ever but is definitely better than any on board sound; can't tell if the heatsinks are really needed but w...
by ghia
Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Solo SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 7514

Silent Solo SSD

Hello everybody!!! I've been reading for the past two years now...found enormous help in the forum...THANKS!!! This is my third build from scratch: Antec Solo with 1 rear, soft mounted Nexus case fans spinnning around 740 rpm - using the Noctua ULNA adaptor (brutal removal of the rear grill :oops: )...
by ghia
Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja + Thermalright AM2 bolt thru?
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Ninja + Thermalright AM2 bolt thru?

Hi, I'm going to upgrade my system and I'll be instaling a Ninja Plus rev. B on a C2D E8400 - intending on runing it fanless meaning very firmly secured - Wich is the best/firmest mounting method: - the Scythe UNIVERSAL RETENTION KIT "SCURK1" which I already own http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc...
by ghia
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: e8400 + Solo + Sonex Mini Willtec Foam
Replies: 4
Views: 4782

Nice little setup ! I llike the foam thing...
How about those temps ??? and how fast are the fans spinning ???
Interested because I plan on upgrading to a E8400/ninja and a 260/4870 video card.
Thanks !