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by Celoth
Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Do I even need an exhaust fan? - Corsair 650D pos. pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 3242

Re: Do I even need an exhaust fan? - Corsair 650D pos. press

I got my 4.6GHz stable overclock as well, with decent temps (peaked at 65C with a vcore of 1.408v). The TY-150 (CPU fan) mostly hovers around 800 RPM at 20C ambient at full Prime95 load. Sometimes it goes up past 820 RPM. Very quiet system. I ran IntelBurnTest as well to test max temps, and I peaked...
by Celoth
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Do I even need an exhaust fan? - Corsair 650D pos. pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 3242

Re: Do I even need an exhaust fan? - Corsair 650D pos. press

It's working out great! I have a work log at the overclock.net forums, and I am currently doing the whole overclocking thing. Still only using the onboard GPU, but I can pretty safely say the positive pressure thing without exhaust fans can work really well. I have a stable 4.5GHz overclock, where t...
by Celoth
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Do I even need an exhaust fan? - Corsair 650D pos. pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 3242

Re: Do I even need an exhaust fan? - Corsair 650D pos. press

After more reading, I am indeed going to try without exhaust fan, but will add another intake fan in the 5.25" bay:

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by Celoth
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Do I even need an exhaust fan? - Corsair 650D pos. pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 3242

Do I even need an exhaust fan? - Corsair 650D pos. pressure

UPDATE: No I don't need an exhaust fan :mrgreen: As the title says, do I even need an exhaust fan in a decent positive pressure system, as long as metal grills are cut? Currently working on a Corsair 650D (case pics) for a new positive pressure build (overclocked Sandy Bridge i5-2500K). Measuring a...
by Celoth
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair 600T review
Replies: 11
Views: 8789

Re: Corsair 600T review

Temps are very, very good with the pictured configuration. Note that I do use the built-in fan controller hooked up to front and rear fans, and I turn it up when gaming or doing furmark+prime95 tests. But my furmark+prime95 results are quite good, only hitting 83c video and 75c CPU under what I con...
by Celoth
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair 600T review
Replies: 11
Views: 8789

Re: Corsair 600T review

Nice. :) I am doing something similar with my Corsair 650D. Cutting grills and such too and adding the foam. I'll be going for a Coolermaster Megaflow in front since I don't need the HDD bays at all (just putting an SSD in the 5.25" bays). For the rear I was almost gonna buy the same Noctua, but I w...
by Celoth
Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 200mm fan on the market (Airflow/Noise)
Replies: 5
Views: 17313

Re: Best 200mm fan on the market (Airflow/Noise)

After some more research, it looks like I can just keep the Corsair fans. The noise issues stem from a conflict between the blade design on the corsair fan in front and the proximity of the metal mesh. Solutions are either to change the fan to something like the megaflow, make a shroud or a spacer t...
by Celoth
Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 200mm fan on the market (Airflow/Noise)
Replies: 5
Views: 17313

Re: Best 200mm fan on the market (Airflow/Noise)

Thanks for the reply. :) The PC isn't built yet (waiting until november), but I am sure about the case as it has the features I want. Most reviews say the fans are noisy though, hence this thread. :) As I mentioned, it's for gaming (and other not so heat-generating tasks), with an overclocked CPU (i...
by Celoth
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 200mm fan on the market (Airflow/Noise)
Replies: 5
Views: 17313

Best 200mm fan on the market (Airflow/Noise)

I am looking for a replacement for the front 200mm fan for the Corsair 650D case. I am not limited by the 20mm thickness of the Corsair fan, because I only need one of the two HD bays (for 2-3 SSDs), as shown on the first picture below. PWM is nice but definitely not a must. So far the lineup is: Co...
by Celoth
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625W died on me. :(
Replies: 3
Views: 2506

Just a quick update: I went for a full refund on the Modu82+ instead of a replacement, and got a Corsair HX620 instead. Everything works fine in the PC, so the Modu82+ only blew out the primary side it appears, and protected the components. That's something at least. :) Noisewise I don't really hear...
by Celoth
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Experiences- Enermax Modu/Pro82+ 425W/525W? Are they silent?
Replies: 45
Views: 25785

Hello, In your other post, you mentioned a power outage had caused the failure -- it is only fair to mention it here, as well. Nono, the PSU caused the power outage in the apartment, not the other way around. I guess power outage isn't really the right word for it though, because the power was stil...
by Celoth
Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Experiences- Enermax Modu/Pro82+ 425W/525W? Are they silent?
Replies: 45
Views: 25785

Up until my Modu82+ 625W died on me last night after only three days, I was very happy with the noise levels. I basically couldn't hear it, even when I had my system under load. I didn't put my ear right up against it while it was running, but from 50 cm it was pretty much silent, and that was with ...
by Celoth
Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625W died on me. :(
Replies: 3
Views: 2506

Are you using a surge protector or UPS? Nope. The power is usually very clean and stable here in Denmark, so no need. All the other electric devices attached at the time of the death were fine. I think it's the PSU that caused my fuse to blow, and not bad current from the outside. Edit: Just make i...
by Celoth
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625W died on me. :(
Replies: 3
Views: 2506

Enermax Modu82+ 625W died on me. :(

I got my Modu82+ 625W this tuesday and plugged it into my waiting system and it worked just great. Pretty much inaudible. Then last night at 4 am, as I was running an overnight session of memtest86, the power went because a fuse blew. After changing a fuse I found out I couldn't restart the PC, and ...
by Celoth
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New HDDs: RAID 0 vs Single HDD
Replies: 27
Views: 11847

Thanks for the replies. :) Raid 1 it is then. Well, as soon as I get the new mobo...
by Celoth
Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Is watercooling noob-proof?
Replies: 7
Views: 5827

Even when watercooling the entire chipset (northbridge, southbridge, mosfets, cpu) and the RAM, GPU and HD, there are still parts of the mobo that would run hot and would require at least a little airflow. Unless you're overclocking, I wouldn't really bother with watercooling just for the cooling it...
by Celoth
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New HDDs: RAID 0 vs Single HDD
Replies: 27
Views: 11847

I just bought two Samsung HD753LJ disks, and I am considering running them in Raid 1 on the onboard intel raid controller. However, I have a couple of questions: Would gaming performance be roughly the same as single HD or worse? In the unlikely event I run out of space, how easy is it to drop the r...
by Celoth
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 162892

One other thing to consider is the capillary effect. Oil will travel up wires inside their insulation. This means it will eventually get into the harddisk, monitor, keyboard and mouse (if not cordless), unless the part of the wires and cables under oil are completely oil-proof. It can be stopped by ...
by Celoth
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for 2x 9800 GTX (TX750?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1808

The TX750 isn't as quiet as the Seasonic built ones. The new Modu82+ 625W should be able to power the 9800GTX in SLI just fine, unless you start doing a massive volt-modded overclock, then I dunno. It's powered by 2x 6 pin PCIE btw.
by Celoth
Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for ~400W @ full load.
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

I haven't finalised the parts yet, but a quadcore (penryn) and either SLI or Crossfire of the latest generation cards. Couple of HDs and such too. All watercooled and overclocked.
by Celoth
Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for ~400W @ full load.
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

i own the corsair TX650 and i never hear it. my video card is louder. if i was building a new system tomorrow, it surely would be using a corsair power supply, i am SO satisfied with this product. Yeah I looked at it, but the DriverHeaven review said it becomes pretty noisy at 50%+ load, so that ma...
by Celoth
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for ~400W @ full load.
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

PSU for ~400W @ full load.

Any newer PSU's that can beat the Corsair HX620 for silence (and efficiency) at around 400W draw at full load? I was looking at the Corsair TX750, since it has a bigger fan and 85% efficiency in the 4-500W range, but from reviews it looks like the HX620 is quieter.
by Celoth
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 162892

Mineral oil eats some rubbers and plastics though. For example, the capacitors in the PSU commonly use rubber rings to seal them, and if the oil eats them, they may bloat and dislodge from the PSU. So it's not without hazard to use mineral oil.
by Celoth
Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 1000W PSU
Replies: 23
Views: 8354

If a PC's peak load is 300W and its nominal desktop power usage is 100W, then that 1,000W PSU is going to spend most of its time (desktop) wasting power and creating more heat than is necessary - and will usually be noisier because of that. Yes of course the entire range, from idle to max load, has...
by Celoth
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 1000W PSU
Replies: 23
Views: 8354

Price aside, buying a PSU that only delivers *just* enough juice is rarely optimal. For silence, we'll want the PSU to run unstrained and cool, and that is partly based on effiency (there are certainly other factors too). If the efficiency of this PSU is better than others at a given watt, then it's...
by Celoth
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Any quiet standard atx psu's under 140 mm deep?
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

I think 140mm is the standard, so probably going to be hard to find smaller. Especially if modular, since that usually adds to it.
by Celoth
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21513

Are you thinking of Opticool or Luminol TRi? http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=494311 has an explanation of the pitfalls and links to other info on the subject. Another decent read: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=851060. Neither can replace water, but I am trying to get ahold of so...
by Celoth
Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: TDP of the X38
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

Ok many thanks. :)
by Celoth
Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: TDP of the X38
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

TDP of the X38

Anyone have an idea what the TDP is for the different components on the X38 chipset? NB, SB, Mosfets and such. Even a ballpark estimate is helpfull. I am basically trying to find out how much heat each part would add to a water cooling loop, or if I can go with passive cooling even if I overclock a ...
by Celoth
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Computing Chimney?
Replies: 43
Views: 18624

Nice project! I would worry a bit about the top components getting too hot myself, so maybe try somthing like this: http://home1.stofanet.dk/mmorpgnut/comp/computer_chimney.gif Double walled chimney, with fans blowing in cool air from the side, directly on to the components as you place them up alon...