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by Farinorco
Sat May 03, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLFS Previews
Replies: 89
Views: 32278

Haha :lol: . As you can see, you're not saying nothing that I hadn't said, and even remarked, in both my own previous posts... I'm not bashing anyone that want/prefer/consider to buy a VelociRaptor. In fact I've reached this thread searching info about this drive myself (why do you think I was readi...
by Farinorco
Sat May 03, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLFS Previews
Replies: 89
Views: 32278

All this stuff you're talking about is hardly bottlenecked by hard drive speed. When you open the e-mail or the browser the data load from hard drive is minimal and when using it, if any, is done in the background, when you launch the music player, only a little piece of the data stream is needed to...
by Farinorco
Sat May 03, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLFS Previews
Replies: 89
Views: 32278

Hard drives are one of the few components that dont increase in speed at drastic rates, the size keeps going up but performance is only creeping slowly... The HD is the major bottleneck in almost every computer, especially those playing games etc, for video playback its not a major issue that's a B...
by Farinorco
Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-P12 ... vs ten other fans. Done.
Replies: 71
Views: 62166

Farinorco.....realize that SPCR people judge things with an emphasis on noise. So my tests involved trying to find the fan that pushed the most air at the least RPM, when sucking through a filter resistance. Yeah, me too. And that's why I find your tests so interesting to me, because I'm trying to ...
by Farinorco
Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-P12 ... vs ten other fans. Done.
Replies: 71
Views: 62166

Some facts: the energy of a moving column of air (as produced by a fan) is proportional to the cube of the air velocity. Mechanical energy is pressure times distance (check out the definition of "horsepower" sometime). Distance is directly proportional to air velocity, so that means (to make the ma...
by Farinorco
Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000 experience
Replies: 7
Views: 2241

So here you have, some much more logical results: Now the temperature is drastically decreasing with each speed increase of the Kaze at the lower speeds, and as the temperature is approaching to ambient, is needing more and more airflow to decrease even more. I think a temp of ~55º is perfectly saf...
by Farinorco
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-P12 ... vs ten other fans. Done.
Replies: 71
Views: 62166

Wow, I've seen this excellent test while looking for Scythe SlipStream tests here in the forum (thank you very much for your awesome work here, Bluefront!), and as I see it, the second test is perflectly coherent and confirms the first one results, even when it could seem otherwise at a first look. ...
by Farinorco
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000 experience
Replies: 7
Views: 2241

Wow, that seems a weird result... but it could be completely logical. When I saw it, the first thing I thoght was more or less the same thing that jhhoffma has said: the Kaze is stealing the air to the CPU heatsink fan. Specially since the Intel stock cooler, AFAIK, makes use of a fan which airflow ...
by Farinorco
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Material choices, thickness and others about building a case
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

Well, now its absolutely obvious that "aglomerado" = "particle board", and I know exactly what is "pressboard", but I don't know if there is there is a spanish term for it aside "plastificado" or "chapado" (more or less "laminated") :lol: Lots of thanks to everybody here, you are being of an incredi...
by Farinorco
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: gigabyte's p35-ds3 line...
Replies: 77
Views: 40783

Well, damn, I'm starting to feel really ignorant. If only 4 pin fans can be PWM controlled, then Abit boards can use voltage regulation to control fans, since CPU fan header admits both 3 pin and 4 pin fans (you must select the correct one in the bios), and the other controlable fan, system fan, onl...
by Farinorco
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Ultra Kaze, I need some answers from actual users...
Replies: 15
Views: 4561

Wow! Is that really true? SlipStream are for sure superb fans AFAIK, but I'd thought that they're designed for more or less restriction-free situations... it's not that its design suggests a really good performance in a highly restrictive environment with its little motor (appearently designed to le...
by Farinorco
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Ultra Kaze, I need some answers from actual users...
Replies: 15
Views: 4561

Scythe Ultra Kaze, I need some answers from actual users...

I'm about to build a case with MDF with a custom design to house a custom watercooling system with a quad radiator. I'm going to use three fans with it, the reason why I want to use a quad rad then is to give a greater airflow surface to each fan and therefore reduce the radiator air resistance. My ...
by Farinorco
Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: gigabyte's p35-ds3 line...
Replies: 77
Views: 40783

Great, lots of thanks. So I understand that while the board has the possibility to control the fans speed, there's software (like that SpeedFan) that can give you the controlling options that the bios doesn't. I've never used such a software, so sorry if I've been a little ignorant here... And then ...
by Farinorco
Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Considering dual PSUs...
Replies: 8
Views: 1858

i overclock. the main power draw will come from the quad and from the vid. card. i've gtx. gt's are not as power-hungry as gtx but i could make an estimate. the cpu's draw will depend on overclock. "strongly overclocked" might mean many things but if you throw in "quiet", your clock will have certa...
by Farinorco
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Material choices, thickness and others about building a case
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

If it helps any, I think the term you want is particle board. (At least that's what the picture looks like.) Yeah, thanks. Any help to improve my chances of communicate with others is welcome :wink: . Now I've 2 different names to these :lol: , and both seems logical to me: pressboard and particle ...
by Farinorco
Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Considering dual PSUs...
Replies: 8
Views: 1858

that's nowhere near 400-500W so far. what do you have your quad overclocked to and at what voltage? I don't really know how you can be able to guesstimate nothing with the (intentionally) incredibly vague specs I have given there :lol: Don't misunderstand me, I don't want to tease anybody here (you...
by Farinorco
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Considering dual PSUs...
Replies: 8
Views: 1858

Highly overclocked quad Q6600, one (maybe two) overclocked 8800gt, at the moment only one hdd but possibly a RAID in the future, 2 optical units, and of course, the overclocked and overvolted motherboard. All of that watercooled, using a quad fan radiator, with only 3 fans (instead of 4) at 1000 rpm...
by Farinorco
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Material choices, thickness and others about building a case
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

Start with the cheap stuff. It'll still be better than nothing. As far as the MDF vs. pressboard (which is what I think you're talking about), it's really a crapshoot. Again MDF is easy to get here, and it's pretty much the densest material you can get. Plus many speaker cabinets use it. So it's kn...
by Farinorco
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Material choices, thickness and others about building a case
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

There's two ways to reduce sound here. By using a dense (heavy) building material you "mass-load" the case, and prevent resonance vibrations from the moving components inside. But making a heavy case with flat walls also allows the noise (not resonance vibrations) to reflect inside the case. The fo...
by Farinorco
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building a single-fan MDF case
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

I'd separate the heat loads of PSU and components, personally. I believe this would be a better thermal management, because stacking the heat of CPUs, HDs and PSU could result in a excesive heat load for the PSU and cause damage or shorten its life, specially if it's a not so high quality one and yo...
by Farinorco
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: gigabyte's p35-ds3 line...
Replies: 77
Views: 40783

Oh, please, some of you using a Gigabyte P35 could tell which fan controlling options it has? AFAIK, the Abit ones allow the user to specify a target temperature, a % of fan speed when temperature is under that, the rythm of increasing this speed when the temperature goes above that limit (I don't k...
by Farinorco
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Considering dual PSUs...
Replies: 8
Views: 1858

Considering dual PSUs...

Yes, I know that now is when people begins to blame to me because of the absurd overkill of using not one excesive PSU, TWO PSUs! :lol: Little explanation: I'm trying to build a quiet and strongly overclocked (with watercooling) computer. My design makes use of a giganormous radiator of 52x13,5x5,5c...
by Farinorco
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Material choices, thickness and others about building a case
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

Material choices, thickness and others about building a case

I've seen that the material of choice for many people who builds a case from scratch is MDF. I can undestand why looking at its physical properties, but I'm considering another posibility: I'd really like to use a board with a melamine finish, and I can't find a place where I can buy melamine treate...
by Farinorco
Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building a single-fan MDF case
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

As the previous poster has said, if you want to use only one fan to cool everything, it shouldn't be the PSU's one. There are two main reasons, I think: - The PSU fan normally is regulated depending on the PSU temp, so under low power loads it's gonna be probably too slow to handle the heat load of ...
by Farinorco
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: DIY case from scratch
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

What I'm thinking to do is building it from scratch, maybe with MDF or something similar (I've thought about PVC foam too). The good news about MDF are that I could get it cut in the point of sale, so most of the work would be drilling, screwing and painting, it's relatively dense so with thick enou...
by Farinorco
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: DIY case from scratch
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

DIY case from scratch

I've been searching a new PC case since I've decided to watercool my next rig. I haven't found a single one that suits my needs, so I've decided to build my own case from scratch. I would like to show you my ideas, designs and plans and know about any thoughts or ideas you could have about it, since...
by Farinorco
Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Help me to chose a silent pump, please...
Replies: 0
Views: 2473

Help me to chose a silent pump, please...

Hi, I'm designing my first watercooled pc, and I'm having serious troubles to know which pumps would be silent enough for me... the fact that I've never heard a running pump is not exactly helping :lol: I've read several posts here and there, but I still need some more info... pumps like Laing DDC1/...