Search found 199 matches

by Lt_Dan
Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 5dBA 120mm Fan.
Replies: 55
Views: 12891

Re: 5dBA 120mm Fan.

man, these statistics reminds me of how one of my friend works. if you want to be that anal, you need to consider that any testing isn't done in a vacuum. so beside motor noise, you have wind resistance and impedance. the fact of the matter, is that even if you did, your actual pc doesn't run in a v...
by Lt_Dan
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power requirement (300W)
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Power requirement (300W)

Hey,
I have a computer with the following specs:
Intel E5200
2GB Ram
WD 3200AAKS
Integrated graphics (G33\G31 intel express chipset)
mobo: Gigabyte G31M-52C

it is currently powered with a generic 500W PSU.
I have a Zalman 300W PSU.

would this setup work well with the 300W?

thanks.

Dan.
by Lt_Dan
Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Low Power Monitors from Samsung and Lenovo
Replies: 27
Views: 14498

i didn't mean anything against the Lenvo. i pointed out that the Samsung is only 1" bigger then the Lenvo but he take 10W more then the lenvo. and i added that the samsungs' problem, beside the Wattage, is the frame itself! i don't understand power consumption, but the visuals - which the sasung lac...
by Lt_Dan
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Low Power Monitors from Samsung and Lenovo
Replies: 27
Views: 14498

weird size for the Samsung - 20" was it?
also, not 1080p and the frame is annoying - you aren't suppose to give any attention to the farme.
the power consumption is 24W a lot for just an 1" more then the Lenvo.
by Lt_Dan
Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend A Fan Controller?
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

checkout scythe - they have 3.5 and 5.25 with rpm monitor.
zalman do to.
(i would go for scythe)
by Lt_Dan
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Voltage oddeties
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

what's isa slots?

worrying is the source of a lot of problems! but you can't help but worry from things you don't understand..

i don't to cause any damage to the system.
by Lt_Dan
Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Voltage oddeties
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

what is it used for?

what program can i use to read it properly?

is it something to do with connecting 3 fans to each fan header on the mobo?
by Lt_Dan
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Voltage oddeties
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Voltage oddeties

Hey,
I've got a weird problem\question.
when i check the Voltage in speedfan, it says as follows:

Image

how come my -12v rail gives out -16.97v?

thanks a lot,
Dan.
by Lt_Dan
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Low Noise Adapters
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

i connected the ULNA to the sys_fan (scythe s-flex 1200) which for some reason starts at -4V (300rpm if the fan starts at all).
but when i get to win speedfan starts it at 710rpm (i think it's around 6v).

how come that happens
by Lt_Dan
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New exciting case: Fractal Design - Define R2
Replies: 72
Views: 58656

looks good.

nice to have an alternative, possibly, for the p182/

on the other hand, why take something that is LIKE the p182, and not the p182 itself?
by Lt_Dan
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: removing rear fan in Gigabyte Poseidon
Replies: 1
Views: 949

update: managed to do it.
no thank to Gigabyte - they sent me to the retailer which i bought the computer from!
didn't find instructions but some how i remembered a bit of the job.

i don't think i will buy GB in the future - cases\mobo\gpu.
by Lt_Dan
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best CPU cooler for Solo?
Replies: 18
Views: 3722

how can you fit the fan on the HT? the scythe has a metal clip of some sort
by Lt_Dan
Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: connecting fans to MoBo
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

update: connected the rear fan to the sys_fan. apparently, the sys_fan gives out ~5v! so if i put a LNA it doesn't work (it lowers the v. to much). so i connected the s-flex 1200 directly to it and it spins at ~700rpm. I connected the forward noctua 1200 fan with the LNA so it spins at 900-1000rpm t...
by Lt_Dan
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: connecting fans to MoBo
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

in smart fan control? i might be able. i'll check it out later and post an update.

are there other options?
by Lt_Dan
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: connecting fans to MoBo
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

it's a 4pin header. any fan (not 4 pin fans) didn't work on it (had the problem i mentioned)

tried connecting both ULNA and ULA, and i believe straight up.
by Lt_Dan
Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Low Noise Adapters
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

wow. i got the same problem TODAY!

can i connect it to a scythe s-flex 1200? (the 5v\7v)?
by Lt_Dan
Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: removing rear fan in Gigabyte Poseidon
Replies: 1
Views: 949

removing rear fan in Gigabyte Poseidon

Hey ppl, i got a Gigabyte poseiden case which i want to remove the rear fan to connect it with noctua silicon connecters. my current fan that i want to remove is a scythe s-flex. the case has some weird plastic connectors not normal screws. i think it's the same in each gigabyte case so if anyone ha...
by Lt_Dan
Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: connecting fans to MoBo
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

so i got the noctua. now my mobo doesn't work in the sys_fan header, it just start spinning the fan backwards and forwards like a centimeter. what can the problem be? beside that connecting a scythe s-flex 1200 to the ULNA (5v) cable to the cpu_fan made the fan not start exactly when the computer st...
by Lt_Dan
Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 153063

since the review, the NOCTUA NF-S12 got a new edition: NOCTUA NF-S12B.
will you cover this new edition? do other fans get new revisions?
by Lt_Dan
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: connecting fans to MoBo
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

thanks! i want to connect them to the mobo so i can have a read on them. i want to connect the u\lna to the mobo. will it show it's speed in the bios (5v\7v). edit: 8 will be putting the noctua as a front fan in front of my hdd, and behind a tight net - to hold out dust. will it's pressure be enough...
by Lt_Dan
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: connecting fans to MoBo
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

connecting fans to MoBo

hey everyone, i'm about to get a Noctua 1200 [$25] (to be used as a front fan- in front of the hdd) I also have 2 scyth fans: 1. the fan that that came with my Ninja - connected to the mobo with "fanmate 2". 2. s-flex 1200 [$19] as rear case fan - connected to a molex. my question - can i connect al...
by Lt_Dan
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need a "silent" case that will fit Corsair H50
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

actually, most of the new chips need less voltage.

most of new cases from top companyies have setup for WC.

how much money do you want to spend? what are your requirements beside WC?
by Lt_Dan
Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 178724

gotcha'. i'll check any chart if they are available in psu sites.
by Lt_Dan
Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 178724

as in, the Enermax modu80+ has 425,525,626W variations. each i assume start spinning faster at higher power demand. is there a chart of those details that can be added to reviews without requiring testing of other variations?
by Lt_Dan
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Full HD LCD (1080p)
Replies: 35
Views: 7064

btw, do you think i can use the viewsonic as a TV?
by Lt_Dan
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 178724

i have a general question. as many PSUs have different wattage variations in the same model. can you give a bit of details on the differences between them? i don't mean having the same test on all variations, but maybe just general info as to when each var' starts spinning fast on load. maybe it jus...
by Lt_Dan
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Heatsinks updated
Replies: 158
Views: 186674

alot of the HS have replaceable fans. so quiet isn't spesific to any of those HS (if you don't include air noises because of fin density or such)

most of the HS reviewed are towers if you make 2 categories for tower vs. top-down it will be funny.
by Lt_Dan
Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 178724

i wold like to clarify myself: although this is site meant for "silent PCs", the ranking shouldn't (and isn't) just about noise (which is subjective and random as any user here knows) - it includes quality of built and power consumption etc. those can be ranked and shouldn't be neglected. in any cas...
by Lt_Dan
Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 178724

i'm sorry, i don't like the new layout. it has a major flaws for my opinion: the ranking system is missing . Bring that back please. How are we supposed to know which one is quieter? Without reading through all the reviews again... I go to http://www.silentpcreview.com/section10.html look for the n...
by Lt_Dan
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 178724

i'm sorry, i don't like the new layout. it has a major flaws for my opinion: the ranking system is missing. i find the new SPCR recommend a nice addition - editor's choice and SPCR rec'. but it isn't enough detailed. you can go into the review and get to check the audio test, but it isn't very conve...