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by Eagle156
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel LGA1366 Stock Cooler Performance: Good Enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 6324

NeilBlanchard wrote:Someone beat me to it -- the i7-980X fan has incredibly steeply angled blades! No wonder it is so noisy! They are beating at the air; rather than "slicing" it...
Sounds like it would make a good helicopter.
by Eagle156
Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any LGA 1156 HSF's?
Replies: 18
Views: 5863

Ok so I got the 212+. It seems to cool very well. Only problem is the fan is extremely annoying. Even at 800rpm it has this really high pitched annoying bearing sound. I thought it was electrical noise from my power supply at first but I narrowed it down to the fan. The noise just gets louder and lo...
by Eagle156
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any LGA 1156 HSF's?
Replies: 18
Views: 5863

Cooler master 212+ seems good: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/19383-cooler-master-hyper-212-plus-cpu-cooler-review.html +1 on the Hyper212 Plus. Installation was easy, and while it does have a backplate, at least it doesn't involve gluing it to the motherboard. I fear...
by Eagle156
Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any LGA 1156 HSF's?
Replies: 18
Views: 5863

Thanks all. I think I will go with the Hyper212. Now if only I could find it in a reputable etailer...
by Eagle156
Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any LGA 1156 HSF's?
Replies: 18
Views: 5863

Any LGA 1156 HSF's?

Are there any good quiet HSF's out for this platform yet? I couldn't find any, including adapters.
by Eagle156
Tue May 19, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 87498

Is there a comparison with the p182? yes I know the lab has changed since the p182 review and this is probably too much to ask, but a temperature comparison with it to see if the new holes are effective would have been nice.
by Eagle156
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is the Asus GTX 260 really that quiet? Opinions wanted ...
Replies: 21
Views: 9883

It's kind of loud by default but if you change the fan speeds (easy to do and temps don't change much) it's very quiet.
by Eagle156
Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT01
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Silverstone FT01

Has anyone tried this case? It has two 18CM fans (in the front and top) and has sound damping material on both side panels. With the fans undervolted I think it would cool a powerful gaming rig quietly. http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_contents.php?pno=FT01&area=usa http://www.silverstonetek...
by Eagle156
Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus ENGTX260: A Quiet Graphics Card for Gamers?
Replies: 57
Views: 33522

I used this tutorial: :) http://www.vaguetech.com/index.php?pageid=rt207#advcontrol http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=270679 I'm using Windows XP SP3, Rivatuner v2.11 and currently the Nvidia 177.92 driver. You first need to open Rivatuner and go to the Power User tab. Under the Rivatuner\F...
by Eagle156
Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus ENGTX260: A Quiet Graphics Card for Gamers?
Replies: 57
Views: 33522

WR304 wrote:
That increase was from my modified idle setting of 30% fan duty cycle.:)
Can you tell us how you did that? I tried messing around in Rivatuner, but usually the fan forgot to spin up and the Nvidia driver happily crashed during gaming. 8)
by Eagle156
Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus ENGTX260: A Quiet Graphics Card for Gamers?
Replies: 57
Views: 33522

I haven't found my GTX 260 to be as "silent" as this article suggests. At idle @ 40% fan speed, it's similar to a dull roar and is easily the loudest thing in my system, and my computer is far from silent! When gaming this thing really starts going and sounds like a vacuum cleaner several rooms away...
by Eagle156
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4870?
Replies: 17
Views: 5353

HD 4870?

What is the consensus on how to cool these cards silently? The preeminent Accelero S1 doesn't seem to be compatible? :?
by Eagle156
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe announces "Ninja 2"
Replies: 43
Views: 19103

It's also on sale here: http://www.jab-tech.com/Scythe-Ninja-2- ... -4208.html
Anyone know how it performs?
by Eagle156
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The best possible silent case for workstations (heavy load)
Replies: 15
Views: 4508

The Lian-Li PC-A10 is *supposed* to be an ATX case, but the motherboard tray is, I think, easily big enough for an eATX motherboard. I can measure mine if you like and post measurements. I have a full ATX motherboard, the watercooling pump, and the reservior all mounted on the removable MB tray, an...
by Eagle156
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet mid-tower with fully dust-filtered front door?
Replies: 7
Views: 2214

Antec P182? :wink:
by Eagle156
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Quiet gaming system?
Replies: 0
Views: 1302

Quiet gaming system?

I have an E6600, overclocked 320mb 8800GTS, 1 WD2500KS hard drive, etc in a P182 case. I got rid of the 3 tricools and replaced them with 2 Scythe Slipstream 800s, one on the top rear and one as a middle intake on the top HDD cage. While it's relatively quiet, it's still not where I want it to be. T...
by Eagle156
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Aquarium/Fish Owners
Replies: 6
Views: 1925

It sounds like you have a very rapid change in temps in the aquarium, which is harmful for the fish. Comets are coldwater fish so I'd imagine they won't like high temps. From wikipedia: "Goldfish may be coldwater fish, but this does not mean they can tolerate rapid changes in temperature. The sudden...
by Eagle156
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near Silent Lian Li PC-A12 (56K Warning)
Replies: 15
Views: 7542

I think your cpu fan is facing the wrong way.
by Eagle156
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone shows of mid-tower with 200mm intake and exhaust
Replies: 19
Views: 5575

This is probably the first huge fan case that actually looks good, although the design of the HDD cage looks problematic.
by Eagle156
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How much Electricity do you use? How much can you REDUCE it?
Replies: 37
Views: 11141

How do you use so little power? Non-electric heating I suppose?
by Eagle156
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How much Electricity do you use? How much can you REDUCE it?
Replies: 37
Views: 11141

About 2000kwh. That's what it takes to keep a horribly insulated all-electric apartment warm in the winter.
by Eagle156
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How to eliminate P182 top vibration?
Replies: 5
Views: 2325

Triton wrote:Are You sure HDD is the cause of vibration. Maybe it's PSU as it was in my PC.
If I shut my hd down by going into standby the vibration is gone, so I'm pretty sure it's it.
by Eagle156
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How to eliminate P182 top vibration?
Replies: 5
Views: 2325

How to eliminate P182 top vibration?

I only have one hard drive, a WD2500KS that's screwed into the grommets, but the top panel vibrates and often turns into a hum, even though there is no fan mounted there! Pushing down on the top eliminates this humming, but I'm surprised because practically no other part of the case is vibrating and...
by Eagle156
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Airflow in an Antec p182?
Replies: 10
Views: 5073

When you use an exhaust fan at the back of the P182, YOU HAVE TO block the top opening, else there will be a "air short" : your exhaust fan will draw air from there and not from your case. I actually kept it open. I had it sealed but I'm using the stock intel HSF (piece of crap), and it was way too...
by Eagle156
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P182 fans
Replies: 6
Views: 2998

I thought the tricools were terrible. Bearable only with a single fan on low.
by Eagle156
Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Slipstreams - clicking
Replies: 4
Views: 1805

No, they're all at 12v. It's a mechanical noise. I'm guessing that it's slightly rubbing against something because you can recreate the noise with the fan off by slightly pushing it in and out. It seems to be better now, I'll see how it behaves later on. :wink:
by Eagle156
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Slipstreams - clicking
Replies: 4
Views: 1805

Scythe Slipstreams - clicking

One of my Slipstream 800rpms developed a clicking seemingly overnight. What seems to happen is that as the fan is turning, it slightly moves in and out, creating a noise. You can recreate it easily just by moving the blades with your finger. It keeps getting worse and worse, and now I can sometimes ...
by Eagle156
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 284334

qviri wrote:
It's definitely a step in the right direction though, unlike this week's announcement of a 6.1 L-engined Dodge Challenger.
I think you have it the other way around.
by Eagle156
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Solo, Quad Core, Thermal ultra, 512 8800gts
Replies: 19
Views: 9509

40C // 60C Uh, no? It would be very hard to get those temps on stock cooling unless you turn the fan up to 100% or something, which obviously increases noise. The guy just asked for good GPU temps. I gave him good temps. How in the hell can you get "good" temps with a stock cooler, may I ask? Depen...
by Eagle156
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Solo, Quad Core, Thermal ultra, 512 8800gts
Replies: 19
Views: 9509

williamn6133 wrote:
mohbana wrote:What are good gpu temps for
1) idle
2) after playing a game for like 1 hr and 2 hrs
40C // 60C
Uh, no? It would be very hard to get those temps on stock cooling unless you turn the fan up to 100% or something, which obviously increases noise.