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by PartEleven
Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM fan stuck at max speed, ignores speedfan settings
Replies: 9
Views: 5352

Re: PWM fan stuck at max speed, ignores speedfan settings

So the problem seems to have fixed itself, and the fan now responds to speedfan settings. I'm a bit at a loss, since all I really did was change the PWM mode in Advanced to "temperature", then back to "manual". It has been on manual this whole time. Initially this didn't do anything, but a few days ...
by PartEleven
Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM fan stuck at max speed, ignores speedfan settings
Replies: 9
Views: 5352

Re: PWM fan stuck at max speed, ignores speedfan settings

Sorry guys, got busy for the past week. Mats: Yeah, I've checked the speedfan settings and as far as I know I've set everything to what it should be. I have another PC that has speedfan controlling the fan properly. lodestar: Haven't tried MSI overclocking software. Not even sure if it's compatible ...
by PartEleven
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM fan stuck at max speed, ignores speedfan settings
Replies: 9
Views: 5352

PWM fan stuck at max speed, ignores speedfan settings

Has anyone encountered this problem? I'm not sure what's wrong with my system. It's an old file server running an MSI G41M-E43. I have a Slip Stream PWM fan plugged into the pwm fan header, but the fan just runs at max speed regardless of what settings I have in speedfan. I've disabled all forms of ...
by PartEleven
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower
Replies: 30
Views: 13067

Re: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower

I suspect the poor performance has to do with those intake fans. I think most golf ball blade fans don't really perform very well? It's important to note that other than the front bezel design, this case is exactly the same as the TJ08-E. Multiple times this SPCR review referenced how it's a deeper ...
by PartEleven
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10104

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

Some new developments: The GTX 680 uses less power (and outputs less heat) than anticipated, reducing the cooling requirements. I discovered a new case: the Silverstone SG04-F . In terms of volume, this is the smallest Micro ATX case that has two 120mm fans and can accommodate a 10.5" GPU (or two)....
by PartEleven
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Warning to all SPCR members: do not buy the WD10EALX
Replies: 18
Views: 7761

Re: Warning to all SPCR members: do not buy the WD10EALX

I thought Seagate also dropped AAM support as well. Just about the only manufacturer I haven't heard about removing AAM support is Hitachi GST, which was recently sold to WD I think? If all of this is true, it means no AAM for anyone. Time to build that separate data storage server and relocate it t...
by PartEleven
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Current 80mm fan suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 4832

Current 80mm fan suggestions?

I have an ancient Cooler Master ball bearing MGT8012MC fan I'd like to replace, but not a lot of people talk about 80mm fans anymore. Anyone have experience and can make some suggestions? I'm looking at ~2500 rpm. I haven't the slightest idea which 80mm fans have good sound character, other than jus...
by PartEleven
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Piece chipped off hard drive PCB: RMA or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 5352

Re: Piece chipped off hard drive PCB: RMA or not?

Well I successfully copied 600+ GB of video to it (it is a 1TB Hitachi hdt721010sla360; not sure on that model number though) while it was stuffed into a small 4-bay external unit. Temperatures reached mid 40's, but it looks alright. I still need to completely verify data integrity, but a couple fol...
by PartEleven
Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Piece chipped off hard drive PCB: RMA or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 5352

Re: Piece chipped off hard drive PCB: RMA or not?

It may be obvious to you that is a ceramic capacitor (and I don't doubt that), but the first responder claimed it was a resistor. But none of you know what it is used for and whether it is critical to the use of the drive. Just knowing it is a capacitor provides little or no important information t...
by PartEleven
Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Piece chipped off hard drive PCB: RMA or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 5352

Re: Piece chipped off hard drive PCB: RMA or not?

Do you seriously expect someone on this forum to know that? No, not entirely. But people from this forum have shown to be very knowledgeable so I figure I might as well ask anyway. What's with your snarky tone? Your post doesn't even add anything meaningful to thread. I agree with Mr. Evil: It is a...
by PartEleven
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Piece chipped off hard drive PCB: RMA or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 5352

Piece chipped off hard drive PCB: RMA or not?

I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but I managed to chip off a component of my HDD circuit board. Heres a pic of it: http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/5595/circuitpiece.jpg And here's the spot it is missing from on the circuit board: http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/2161/circuitboard.jpg This ...
by PartEleven
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Raven RV03
Replies: 18
Views: 6356

Re: SilverStone Raven RV03

Just a minor rant here, and not particularly direct at this review, but is anyone else annoyed by the over-emphasis of natural convection? I was taught in all my fluids and heat transfer classes that any time you have forced convection in a system, you can pretty much ignore the effect of natural co...
by PartEleven
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Electronic Whining Noise Solutions Research Project
Replies: 19
Views: 737821

Re: Electronic Whining Noise Solutions Research Project

If you're still accepting samples I may have a Corsair Builder CX430 (v1) that has pretty bad coil whine when plugged in with the system off. As far as I know, the more recent V2 also has the same problem.
by PartEleven
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What is the smallest full-featured m-atx case?
Replies: 12
Views: 4574

Re: What is the smallest full-featured m-atx case?

For what definition of smallest? Lowest volume? Lowest weigth? Lowest footprint? Lowest width? Lowest depth? :p Smallest volume. Why not? There are rather good full-featured Mini-ITX mainboards and not all Mini-ITX cases are designed for miniature systems. Because I plan on overclocking and using a...
by PartEleven
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Some questions regarding the Silverstone TJ-08E
Replies: 15
Views: 5352

Re: Some questions regarding the Silverstone TJ-08E

I own the TJ-08E as well and I'd like to echo Abula's statement that the front 180mm fan is too loud for me, even on the low setting. Adding a 7v resistor helped a bit, but it's still not as quiet as my P180 machine as I need to have the fan set to "high" to get enough voltage to spin up! The resist...
by PartEleven
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Where did all the air-coolers go?
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Re: Where did all the air-coolers go?

I've noticed this trend as well. Considering how expensive these huge air coolers were, I'm pretty sure they didn't sell as well as the alternatives. These days it seems like the popular items that sell well are cheap but highly effective coolers like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 models or the closed...
by PartEleven
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What is the smallest full-featured m-atx case?
Replies: 12
Views: 4574

Re: What is the smallest full-featured m-atx case?

Thanks for the suggestions guys, but a lot of the smaller cases use proprietary PSU form factors or have space restrictions that prevent the use of common tower CPU heatsinks. Or both. I'd really like to stick with standard parts as much as possible for compatibility. The Fractal Mini has great feat...
by PartEleven
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What is the smallest full-featured m-atx case?
Replies: 12
Views: 4574

What is the smallest full-featured m-atx case?

I'm looking into upgrading my main system later this year when Ivy Bridge comes out. I've been using a P180 for the past 4 years, but I'm thinking of downsizing for my next build. The design choices focusing on silence is great, but I've found I simply don't need the space. My new system is going to...
by PartEleven
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 120488

Re: 130W ATX power supply fanless + 120W AC adapter 69$

Do you still sell the DC-DC psu itself? I see you still have ebay listings up in your ebay profile. Also, do you happen to have an adapter to accept laptop barrel connectors (like the one on the pico-psu)?
by PartEleven
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: PSU on top: why?
Replies: 30
Views: 4601

Re: PSU on top: why?

His third graphics card essentially sits on top of the PSU intake fan. You'd put the PSU intake at the bottom, not at the top. Then the PSU's thermal effect on the rest of the system is really no different from having the PSU on top with the intake at the top of the case. Then PSU placement really ...
by PartEleven
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: PSU on top: why?
Replies: 30
Views: 4601

Re: PSU on top: why?

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact that the optical drive bays are typically placed at the top front of the case. Putting the PSU at the top makes use of the dead space behind these optical bays and allows a more direct front-to-back airflow. Add me to the camp of people who aren't entirely...
by PartEleven
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 90182

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

Aside from the cost, most of the changes seem to be pretty good. I don't understand all of the complaints on the first page. To me they just sound like people complaining that the SOLO II is not designed like most cases on the market. The biggest complaint I can't understand is the need to have the ...
by PartEleven
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case size comparison chart
Replies: 14
Views: 4922

Re: Case size comparison chart

Excellent idea. Physical size is something that I find is typically overlooked when people compare cases. Especially on other sites, it seems like people generally prefer bigger cases. Every time someone reviews a compact case the first complaint is how cramped it is. Conversely, they also tend to p...
by PartEleven
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My NAS in Fractal Design Core 1000.
Replies: 11
Views: 29091

Re: My NAS in Fractal Design Core 1000.

Pretty disappointing then. This case could have been a great option for a budget server if it wasn't for a lack of drive space.
by PartEleven
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My NAS in Fractal Design Core 1000.
Replies: 11
Views: 29091

Re: My NAS in Fractal Design Core 1000.

I'm having a really hard time finding detailed photos of the stock hard disk mounts for the Core 1000. Can you describe how it works? From the official page it seems like there's only 2x internal 3.5" drives mounted...vertically?
by PartEleven
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Modern video card noise: good enough for SPCR?
Replies: 37
Views: 9297

Re: Modern video card noise: good enough for SPCR?

Of course any purchasing decision is going to be made with local availability in consideration. I'm probably biased toward separate purchases because of the high availablity of products in the USA paired with frequent sales and rebate promotions. However I do have to say that getting a quite cooler ...
by PartEleven
Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Modern video card noise: good enough for SPCR?
Replies: 37
Views: 9297

Re: Modern video card noise: good enough for SPCR?

Actually my cooler came out to about $40. Which is why I went ahead with the separate gpu + cooler purchases. Buying separately let me have the advantage of Evga's better warranty and a better cooler. How about you find me a custom GTX 460 for $150? Oh according to your post above you seem to suppor...
by PartEleven
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: First Review of the Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD
Replies: 19
Views: 7481

Re: First Review of the Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD

Ok, my short rant about SSD reviews. I feel like I went to a car dealer to look at a solidly built Honda, but all they could show me were Lamborghini's - not in my price range and certainly not useful. Who the heck cares about these 300GB capacity drives other than the mfgr who deals these out to s...
by PartEleven
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Modern video card noise: good enough for SPCR?
Replies: 37
Views: 9297

Re: Modern video card noise: good enough for SPCR?

Exactly. The disagreeing comments about Asus' directCU coolers are EXACTLY why I prefer to separately match video card + cooler. One person recommends it while another pans it. And usually these comments come without any context to how they came to that opinion. It's quiet, compared to what? your sy...
by PartEleven
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Modern video card noise: good enough for SPCR?
Replies: 37
Views: 9297

Re: Modern video card noise: good enough for SPCR?

Well thanks for the suggestions guys. I prefer separating my gpu and heatsink purchases since that way I can pick up the card with the features I like on a sale and then improve its cooling capability later. It looks like with the current state of the market, the most cost-effective method to achiev...