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by GuyClinch
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Upgrade w/ i7-2600K and HD6970
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Re: Case Upgrade w/ i7-2600K and HD6970

I have a 6950 - they seem to put out plenty of heat - and are not that quiet. I doubt your 6970 will fare better. I don't think you should shoot for quiet silence that kind of set up - just a nice pleasant wooshing sound.. (something under 40db).. I'd go with a Silverstone FT02. Its pretty quiet - a...
by GuyClinch
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case fan Lian Li pc-q08
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Re: Case fan Lian Li pc-q08

Which fan they put in there? Lian Li usually puts 900 or so RPM fans in their cases which are very quiet. But maybe they put a 1500 rpm one in that one - which is pretty noisy. Hook up your fan to your motherboard and tell us the RPMs.

Its a 120mm fan - so you can swap it out for alot of other fans.
by GuyClinch
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone GD04/05 - Remove dust filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: Silverstone GD04/05 - Remove dust filters?

I have this case but emptied it out - and bought a Lian Li PC-9F with a little wheel thing to stand it on (seperate). I have zero WAF as my g/f is an engineer... I had the exact same problems you guys had.. It just wasn't cooling well enough - and with my attempts to make it cooler wasn't really sil...
by GuyClinch
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent case with decent ventilation for a casual gamer
Replies: 8
Views: 1792

Re: Silent case with decent ventilation for a casual gamer

Silverstone FTO2 (or Raven) - if you can afford it. Otherwise I go with the Lancool.. The Lancool has less side vents - and less vents overall then the 690II so while it doesn't potentially cool as well (though it still cools great)..its pretty quiet and they tend to come with pretty modest fans. Ho...
by GuyClinch
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: is 700D a better case than the P180?
Replies: 20
Views: 4233

Re: is 700D a better case than the P180?

I'd get the 650D - a much easier case to build with. The P180 looks like garbage in comparison (though this is subjective). It has a stupid door that you want to leave open all the time so your poor CPU fan doesn't spin itself into oblivion. The only thing I don't like about the Corsair is the windo...
by GuyClinch
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What reasons *not* to use Antec solo?
Replies: 11
Views: 3488

Re: What reasons *not* to use Antec solo?

Fractal Design and Corsair both make cases far better then the solo - I would add some of the Lancool cases to the list.. So reasons include - MUCH better wiring, far better cooling, better setup (things like a bottom mounted power supply), more room to work in and better quality. I am not the first...
by GuyClinch
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 181933

Re: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique

2) If higher airflow is needed, then the more open vents probably work better. There's something really annoying about the effect of air resonance in a mostly closed case with higher speed fans (or higher level of component noise); the noise becomes tonal. Personally I prefer the case to be complet...
by GuyClinch
Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon First impressions (pics added 8.8.09)
Replies: 52
Views: 37902

Re: Scythe Gentle Typhoon First impressions (pics added 8.8.

I am on the fence if I should get some of these for my PC or go with noise blocker black silent pros. The NBs are bit more but come with sleeved cables (and two different cable lengths) and also have PWM version..
by GuyClinch
Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon First impressions (pics added 8.8.09)
Replies: 52
Views: 37902

Re: Scythe Gentle Typhoon First impressions (pics added 8.8.

I totally agree:

They are great fans - I I found some for a reasonable price I would pick up a bunch. My point is that people are like oh at 1150 its so quiet. Sure. But so are slipstreams at 800. Still a great fan - and the high static pressure make it fantastic for alot of applications.
by GuyClinch
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon First impressions (pics added 8.8.09)
Replies: 52
Views: 37902

Re: Scythe Gentle Typhoon First impressions (pics added 8.8.

GT's are some of the best fans out there - maybe the best. But in fairness they need to spin faster to move as much air. The large center means that there is more of dead spot - and thus the blades need to go faster to move the same air. This doesn't mean they are a bad fan - on the contrary its pos...
by GuyClinch
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-S12B FLX vs Scythe S-flex
Replies: 6
Views: 1519

Re: Noctua NF-S12B FLX vs Scythe S-flex

what about these?

http://www.xoxide.com/thermalright-120m ... 00rpm.html

These were well reviewed at xbit labs...on par with the scythe.
by GuyClinch
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How are Gelid Fans in general?
Replies: 9
Views: 5293

Re: How are Gelid Fans in general?

I would love if Gelid fans were great - because they cheap and they are sleeved and they use FDB style bearings. That's win win win. But.. I am more persuaded by this: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120-140-fans-roundup_28.html#sect0 Both the silent pwm and the silent wing are near...
by GuyClinch
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How are Gelid Fans in general?
Replies: 9
Views: 5293

Re: How are Gelid Fans in general?

I have one and it seems okay but Xbit labs did a round up a while back and they didn't fare that great.. I guess you get what you pay for - the top fans like the Gentle Typhoon AP-14/15 are nearly impossible to find and the NB blacksilent pro is 20 bucks a pop... Those seem to be the best fans along...
by GuyClinch
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Grandia GD05: A Versatile HTPC Case
Replies: 69
Views: 50078

Re: Silverstone Grandia GD05: A Versatile HTPC Case

I have this case - and I have decided to dump it and just use a regular tower case on the floor next to my entertainment rack. After building so many tower computers these SFF cases seem like torture - and don't cool things as well as you might expect from the fans they have. There is no way to real...
by GuyClinch
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: LanCool PC-K59 Midtower Case
Replies: 7
Views: 2886

Re: LanCool PC-K59 Midtower Case

This is nice case design wise.. What most gamers do is remove the top half of cage and keep both intake fans. This is probably what I would do as you get more cooling on your cards. Also I would point out that moving an intake fan to exhaust might in fact be ill-considered and not a fair test of thi...
by GuyClinch
Fri May 21, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New to Aluminum cases
Replies: 9
Views: 2208

Some aluminum cases are better then others - with thick enough aluminum and a careful design noise isn't that much of an issue. I have gone lately for steel/aluminum hybrid designs but aluminum from a quailty vendor can absolutely work, IMHO.
by GuyClinch
Fri May 21, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommendations for a sexy HTPC case!
Replies: 50
Views: 12632

Call me crazy but after building a system this weekend around a GD04 - I kinda think that most people would be better off sticking a tower system on the floor. I didn't find many good places to hide the wires and while in theory it fits 3 hard drives it seems kinda cramped and awkward even with 2. A...
by GuyClinch
Sun May 16, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is Lianli B25S a quiet case?
Replies: 12
Views: 3893

Butyl rubber or vinyl would be better then bitumen as they have less of an odor.

Lian Li cases can be made fairly quiet and I love the quality of some of them. Some of them look sharp too.. I don't like the looks of the B25 though I would mod another case instead..
by GuyClinch
Sun May 16, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any news from Antec?
Replies: 9
Views: 3481

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/pr ... s_index=63

Q08 sweet case IMHO. People might scoff at the perforated front but you can still keep that case below the noise floor where I live. Even with everything shut off its still often around 35-40dbs..
by GuyClinch
Fri May 14, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which Noise-Absorbing Kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 7767

That Akasa crapmat is best used for wiping rear. Basic bitumen felt/mat/tape/what ever they call it in general store is better. Well I think i phrased it badly when I said "nothing wrong." Those foam things are pretty much for looks. If you use Dynamat Extreme (for mass loading) like I suggested yo...
by GuyClinch
Fri May 14, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Grandia GD05: A Versatile HTPC Case
Replies: 69
Views: 50078

Hey.. I am about to do a build with the older version of this case (the GD04). Actually I think new front fascia is a little more friendly. I would get it except for the fact I have an aversion to plastic fascia. When I hear plastic front - I just cannot buy it. Lian Li needs to rip off this case de...
by GuyClinch
Thu May 13, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-8
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

8F is a great case IMHO. Honestly you won't hear this much around here but its worlds better then a Solo in ever aspect except silence. I personally like the looks of the almost identical 9F better.. http://lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=526&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=62 You c...
by GuyClinch
Thu May 13, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which Noise-Absorbing Kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 7767

With Lian Li cases IMHO the major issue that you might worry about is vibration. They are excellent cases in general and they are much better then most aluminum cases in this regard - but IF you wanted something extra quiet.. I like Dynamat extreme (which uses a heavy rubber kind of layer instead of...
by GuyClinch
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Stock cooler any good on this 4870?
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Stock cooler any good on this 4870?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102810 I am wondering if its worth replacing with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185081 Or: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16835186016 It seems better then the reference cooler - so I ...
by GuyClinch
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: silent gaming system build with Lancool K7
Replies: 15
Views: 12717

Nice Job. I was planning a build with such a case. Like you I don't need perfect silence. Just kinda cool and kinda quiet. The P182 has a door and I just don't like the look of the Solo (though its a very nice case). What about the Noctua recommended heat sink? Also how are those side panels? They a...
by GuyClinch
Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best case ever Gigabyte 3D Aurora? Not many agree!
Replies: 46
Views: 10857

Meh. It's hardly the best Aluminum case. Your in the wrong forum first of all - I suggest HARDOCP forums if your interested in arguing about that case. Again almost no one will agree it's the best. I think Lian-Li and Silverstone certainly make some better aluminum cases. Read around the TJ-10 and t...
by GuyClinch
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P182 Cooling / Silencing ?'s
Replies: 2
Views: 1776

Dampening materials are only going to block out the high frequency sounds (closed cell foam) or vibrations (dynamat extreme) - I doubt you have problems with either of those in your P182. With an aluminum case though they are great..

Pete
by GuyClinch
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me pick parts for a very quiet rig
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

Cool. I am not such a noise ninja - I just want something reasonably quiet and I like the extra cooling.
by GuyClinch
Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me pick parts for a very quiet rig
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

I was going to start my own thread but this one will work. This build is similiar to mine. 1)Will the top fan work with the Ultra-120 extreme and the P182? In the builds I have seen here people remove it. Maybe that's why some prefer the Ninja? 2) That passive sparkle any good? Can you add a fan to ...
by GuyClinch
Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dampening Materials?
Replies: 29
Views: 17266

What case?

I have P160 and it had alot of vibration issues (as it's aluminum) but I used Dynamat extreme and it solved the vibration issues with the side panels. So it's pretty useful. It's now quieter then my Sonata case (which granted isn't though of as all that quiet.) For my next build I am thinking about ...