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by silentbobbo
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can you re-use the dust bag in vacuum cleaner, like Miele?
Replies: 10
Views: 23793

Re: Can you re-use the dust bag in vacuum cleaner, like Miel

Hello. One of the authors is right, a disposable dust bag serves as a filter and when you reuse it, all the dust that you collect will go back to your house. For this, there are reusable bags. You can pick up such a bag for your model of vacuum cleaner. You can look at more detailed information on t...
by silentbobbo
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent fan: 140mm with 120mm fan mounting for Cryorig C1 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3966

Re: Silent fan: 140mm with 120mm fan mounting for Cryorig C1

Hmm I wont be using the NF-A15 on a noctua cooler but the Cryorig C1..so I should use some rubber to help against vibrations? Color is no concern to me. Just want the most silent, best cooling and longest living fan for a reasonable price. The TY147A can go down to 300rpm too (according to specs) bu...
by silentbobbo
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent fan: 140mm with 120mm fan mounting for Cryorig C1 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3966

Re: Silent fan: 140mm with 120mm fan mounting for Cryorig C1

Thanks, and how would u say do tue TY-147A/B compare to the Noctua NF-A15 PWM
by silentbobbo
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent fan: 140mm with 120mm fan mounting for Cryorig C1 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3966

Silent fan: 140mm with 120mm fan mounting for Cryorig C1 ?

I am in need of a fan for my Cryorig C1 (140mm fan but with the mounting measurements that a 120mm fan would have). Silent (HTPC is inside my bedroom) 24/7 Energy efficient For Intel G4600 So far I could find: Phanteks PH-F140HP PWM (discounted, but seems like I can still get one) Phanteks PH-F140HP...
by silentbobbo
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HTPC built in Sony Amplifier Case needs silent CPU cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 2805

Re: HTPC built in Sony Amplifier Case needs silent CPU cooli

The Cryorig C1 has a 140mm fan with 120mm fixings, and it is only 13mm high. So potential candidates to meet this spec would include the fan that was originally supplied with it, the Cryorig XT140 Slim Profile PWM available from sources such as this one for around $17 US. There are potential altern...
by silentbobbo
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HTPC built in Sony Amplifier Case needs silent CPU cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 2805

Re: HTPC built in Sony Amplifier Case needs silent CPU cooli

The "Top Blow Cooler" has the heat sink above the CPU and the fan above the heat sink. So it can blow the hot air outside of the case through the air vents on top of the case. The flaw in this argument is for most top down coolers, the fan blows downward through the fins to cool the CPU. Even the N...
by silentbobbo
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Cooler
Replies: 65
Views: 77830

Re: Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Cooler

I am in need of a CPU Fan for my miniITX board + Intel G4600. The height of my case will be around 14-15cm so the NH-L12 should fit perfectly fine. Since this review is already a few years old I wonder if there are better alternatives now or if I should still go for the NH-L12 if I want a very silen...
by silentbobbo
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HTPC built in Sony Amplifier Case needs silent CPU cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 2805

HTPC built in Sony Amplifier Case needs silent CPU cooling

Hello everyone, I am going to build my HTPC inside the empty case of a defect Sony Amplifier. The height should be between 12-16cm. On the top of the case are a lot of cooling vents so that the heat can get out of the case. However, the bottom and sides are closed. Here is an example image: https://...
by silentbobbo
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SFX power supplies?
Replies: 2
Views: 2444

SFX power supplies?

The smaller SFX power supplies are coming back, maybe because it can save some precious centimeters in small cases while still delivering a lot of power. Silverstone, Corsair and many other high-profiles manufactures sell SFX PSUs. Some of them are even "semi fanless" and all of them say they are "s...
by silentbobbo
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which one "pulls" more air: NF-S12A or NF-F12? Or else?
Replies: 5
Views: 3711

Re: Which one "pulls" more air: NF-S12A or NF-F12? Or else?

quest_for_silence wrote:At what speed will you run that exhaust fan?
Hard to say without having the fans at hand. I'd say from less than half the speed to the maximum speed. For those fans it is 600 to 1200 rpm.
by silentbobbo
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which one "pulls" more air: NF-S12A or NF-F12? Or else?
Replies: 5
Views: 3711

Which one "pulls" more air: NF-S12A or NF-F12? Or else?

I need a fan that pulls away as much air as possible and from "as far away" in the case as possible. I do not care about what happens to the air once it has been expelled from the case. I also have a preference for Noctuas, so I should choose between the NF-S12A PWM and NF-F12 PWM. The NF-S12A is th...
by silentbobbo
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: More or less space between fan and case walls?
Replies: 3
Views: 3097

Re: More or less space between fan and case walls?

140mm square would be best as it will reduce turbulent airflow as much as possible. So you are suggesting that no space between the border of the fan and the walls of the case is what reduces turbulences in the airflow. Good, I'll design the case with that in mind. What is your overall system desig...
by silentbobbo
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: More or less space between fan and case walls?
Replies: 3
Views: 3097

More or less space between fan and case walls?

I am building a tiny computer. The case could be a small 14x14 cm box. I have the chance to use a square 14cm fan as the rear wall of the case. But I fear that the air being pulled out of the case could make the walls vibrate if they are too near. Maybe this is a non-issue given that will use wood a...
by silentbobbo
Fri May 20, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suggested Skylake CPU for Shuttle XH110V?
Replies: 1
Views: 2165

Suggested Skylake CPU for Shuttle XH110V?

The Shuttle XH110V is a SSF barebone that comes with a LGA 1151 motherboard. I intend to use this computer as a light workstation for hobbyist software development (it involves compiling and other cpu-heavy tasks, but not for very prolonged amount of times). Heat is dissipated through a lateral heat...
by silentbobbo
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"
Replies: 7
Views: 3700

Re: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"

Why would SPCR readers/fans be interested in a 39 dBA CPU cooler? For the pleasure of proving AMD ads wrong? :D The Wraith, with its 80mm fan & top down heatpipe design, looks like something from aftermarket sources going back at least 10 years. It's a throwback, not an advance. It will be shipped ...
by silentbobbo
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"
Replies: 7
Views: 3700

AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"

Reviews of the new AMD stock cooler Wraith seem very positive but the stated average noise is 39 dB. http://www.anandtech.com/show/9925/amd-reveals-wraith-nextgeneration-cooler-for-microprocessors-in-development http://www.pcworld.com/article/3028978/computers/amd-launches-first-ever-excavator-deskt...
by silentbobbo
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HOWTO: Disable Seagate DM001 APM Head Parking *Permanently*
Replies: 12
Views: 38153

Re: HOWTO: Disable Seagate DM001 APM Head Parking *Permanent

I have booted with a hdat2 CD but a Windows 98 console opens, so I press SHIFT+F5 to enter DOS prompt, and I type "AUTOEXEC" and "HDAT2" to enter the program. The external ST4000DM000 drive connected via USB doesn't appear on the main device list of hdat2 so I can't select it. Does this method reall...
by silentbobbo
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quiet cooler for Silverstone gd07??
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

Quiet cooler for Silverstone gd07??

I have an htpc / personal server in my living room built in a Silverstone GD07 http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=330 The case has some size restrictions and can't accommodate a cooler over 138mm and if the fans are parallel to the mobo it would be right up on the top panel. Currently I h...
by silentbobbo
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest MiniITX PC acrylic case
Replies: 21
Views: 25333

Re: Smallest MiniITX PC acrylic case

this case is awesome. Is there any possibility of acquiring one of these? If yes, what's the price? I can make thousands but transportation is major problem. So far only available in Serbia. Price is not exact, and it depends on components inside. All i can say is that price of case only is 10-15 e...
by silentbobbo
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 238894

Re: List of fanless laptops

Dell Inspiron 15 i3531 Interesting. TN panel? Max RAM? I think it's a TN panel, it's not glossy, RAM + HDD (and maybe WLAN) easily upgradable, RAM up to 8 Gb I think, removable battery without unscrewing anything. The 15 inch screen is wide enough to work on it. The plastic case does not retain fin...
by silentbobbo
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 238894

Re: List of fanless laptops

As of today, the silent laptops that I'm aware of are :

- Dell Inspiron 15 i3531 :
http://www.pcdailytips.com/dell-inspiro ... trail-cpu/

- Acer Aspire E3-111

- Lenovo Yoga 2 11

- HP Pro X2 410 G1

:)
by silentbobbo
Wed May 07, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata proto cleaning
Replies: 0
Views: 1903

Sonata proto cleaning

Guys How often do you remove the filter at the bottom of the sonata proto case? I do it every 6 months but still feel the computer gets a little dirty on the inside. Is there any other high efficiency filter I can use instead of this? Or wrap the front side of the computer with some other filter med...
by silentbobbo
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: More RAM or better I/O
Replies: 7
Views: 3193

Re: More RAM or better I/O

Guys - if I may post to the same topic i started, my 5200 HDD seems to have gotten quite noisy over the last few weeks. In the past, I didn't even hear it much but now it seems to be always writing or reading something. it's the Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRSDTL 3TB How should I investigate t...
by silentbobbo
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans
Replies: 27
Views: 16423

Re: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans

It looks like the tried and trusted Slip Stream 120-M is now included in the 120mm fan charts with the new setup. It would be nice to have a spectrum diagram of it, for the sake of reference :D.
by silentbobbo
Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Airflow basics
Replies: 4
Views: 3364

Re: Airflow basics

I think there's a few things here where you may be confused. Thanks for your answers, they really helped. Just one thing: Horizontal CPU heatsinks like the Noctua NH-L12 push hot air over the CPU. The air going into the CPU cooler is not hot. What has it already been used to cool? In most systems i...
by silentbobbo
Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Airflow basics
Replies: 4
Views: 3364

Airflow basics

I am highly confused by the way current cases and CPU heatsinks are designed wrt airflow. I think the basic idea of air cooling is to make sure that cold air passes over hot components, so that it receives heat with those components and takes it away, cooling the components. If that basic idea is ri...
by silentbobbo
Wed May 08, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: More RAM or better I/O
Replies: 7
Views: 3193

More RAM or better I/O

Hey guys I built my silent PC built two years and it's performing well. 2 years down, I feel the need for certain upgrades. Windows 2008 server (just use it as workstation though with DHCP services) has slowed my system down so I may consider SSD caching or just moving to SSD since it's become quite...
by silentbobbo
Tue May 07, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheaper systems
Replies: 48
Views: 9958

Re: Cheaper systems

Why do you find those numbers excessive? See attached. Do you actually run Chrome on your PC with 20-25 tabs? I've always known paging is slower than accessing something from direct memory. For eg if I don't use my Ubuntu VM for a day, then it's in the page file and getting it back up as the active ...
by silentbobbo
Mon May 06, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheaper systems
Replies: 48
Views: 9958

Re: Cheaper systems

Guys To update everybody on this thread, my PC built two years is performing well. I can't thank you guys enough for helping me battle the intricacies of building up one's own silent PC but it was all well worth it. 2 years down, I feel the need for certain upgrades. Windows 2008 server (just use it...
by silentbobbo
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 22" monitor recommenation
Replies: 7
Views: 3086

Re: 22" monitor recommenation

Alright my search for a 24 monitor with HDMI & in-built speakers hasn't shown results. These are the top 3 but all of them have poor laptop-quality speakers Asus VW246H 24-Inch Full-HD LCD Monitor with Integrated Speakers Viewsonic's VA2448M-LED 24-Inch Widescreen LED Monitor - Black ASUS VE248H 24-...