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by williamn6133
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU fan won't start now I swapped fans
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Re: PSU fan won't start now I swapped fans

If you plan to use the PSU internal fan control, then you need to make sure that the fan you replace it with match the stock one. If it doesn't I would recommend that you power the fan by some other means, perhaps control it via a motherboard connector Thanks!!!!! :D I don't care about fan control,...
by williamn6133
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU fan won't start now I swapped fans
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

PSU fan won't start now I swapped fans

Help! I swapped the fan on my Seasonic SS330-GB (which, by the way, is not flipping silent out of the box) The fan I put in there is a black Skythe without much branding. DC 12v 0.18A. It won't start spinning, because the PSU doesn't give it enough amps (?) to start, but if I give it a flick with my...
by williamn6133
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st Silent PC - Advice on System Spec
Replies: 6
Views: 2455

I have a gigabyte P35 board and overclocking is a piece of cake (once you have realised how - which took me a while). If you do OC with it, I can offer you tips.

I have heard the X1950Pro delivers a very good performance:value ratio and would manage Call of Duty 4 at up to 1680x1050.
by williamn6133
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Shutting up a Dual G4
Replies: 3
Views: 1770

This is bad news as it looks like that's the prime noise source as it has two 40mm fans in it which would tie up with the high pitched tinny sound it's making. :( Handy with a soldering iron? http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/40mmfans EDIT: Or a cable stripper / scissors for that matter. I ...
by williamn6133
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My not-so quiet system, still not loud.. hehe
Replies: 13
Views: 5436

Re: My not-so quiet system, still not loud.. hehe

Why would anyone post pictures of that hunk of junk here?!
by williamn6133
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My "Perfect" Solo :)
Replies: 17
Views: 7519

Moogles wrote:I got an Akasa amber fan with my CPU cooler (EVO-120) and it's the worst 120mm fan I've ever heard. Maybe I got a defective unit, but it was unbearably loud.
Unbearably loud? I find that hard to believe. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact mine never runs at full speed.
by williamn6133
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My "Perfect" Solo :)
Replies: 17
Views: 7519

Is the PSU held on to the top of the case with tape ? :shock: I've got the same CPU as you at the same clock speed, although with the Intel cooler. With the room at 22C I idle at ~52-54C, loaded goes up to 62-64C. I'm glad to see someone else is in the same ballpark. I kind of think I broke one of ...
by williamn6133
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My "Perfect" Solo :)
Replies: 17
Views: 7519

Do you live in middle Africa? :p
by williamn6133
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My "Perfect" Solo :)
Replies: 17
Views: 7519

Re: My "Perfect" Solo :)

matva wrote:
williamn6133 wrote:P.S. Don't tell me to tidy up the cables, it's not a fashion parade! :p
tidy up those cables!

seriously, it isn't about them looking nice it is about them not impeding airflow.
My temps are fine. :evil:
by williamn6133
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My "Perfect" Solo :)
Replies: 17
Views: 7519

Moogles wrote:Also, how's the Kama Bay in the Solo? Does it fit flush? Do you happen to have a pic of the front of the case?
Image
by williamn6133
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My "Perfect" Solo :)
Replies: 17
Views: 7519

Wilhelm-Tell wrote:If possible, try to close the PSU-hole.
Yeah but how?
by williamn6133
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How do you calculate power requirement?
Replies: 14
Views: 3585

floffe wrote:
williamn6133 wrote:
This one overshoots a lot.
It provides a buffer, as I understand it. It's quick and easy to use also the web page looks good? :roll:
by williamn6133
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My "Perfect" Solo :)
Replies: 17
Views: 7519

For the rear fan you might want to try suspending it so that it's isolated from the case. It's easy to do in the Antec Solo as you have that PSU support bar to hang them from. Is the power supply stood directly on top of the case? A block of foam between it and the case might be worth trying to see...
by williamn6133
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My "Perfect" Solo :)
Replies: 17
Views: 7519

Re: My "Perfect" Solo :)

It's looking good. :) Thanks :) I couldn't have done it without your advice. What vcore have you got the CPU at? Just 2 notches above default. Did you notice much of a difference in temperatures taking the PSU out of the case? It actually rose at first, until I attached that mini makeshift duct (an...
by williamn6133
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My "Perfect" Solo :)
Replies: 17
Views: 7519

My "Perfect" Solo :)

My loved quiet rig. Antec Solo, Intel Core2Duo E6300 @ 2.80GHz (stock 1.86). 7950GT 512MB. Samsung 500GB suspended. Fanless Scythe Ninja. Zalman Copper on Graphics Card (fan@ 5V). Rear 120mm Noctua at 500rpm (7.5V). Front 92mm redwing@ 5V. Hiper 530W (fan swap). Skythe Kama Bay (de fanned) for extra...
by williamn6133
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How do you calculate power requirement?
Replies: 14
Views: 3585

MikeC wrote:There's a power meter at Canadian Tire
Commercial site?

I love this one! :)

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psuc ... orlite.jsp
by williamn6133
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How do I connect a 2.5" drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

F*** I feel so stupid. :lol:

Thank you mate.
by williamn6133
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How do I connect a 2.5" drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

How do I connect a 2.5" drive?

How do I connect a 2.5" sata HDD to my PC?
by williamn6133
Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power supplies with 2 or 3 pin fan headers!
Replies: 8
Views: 3422

Just to bump this thread up a bit and talk about my Hiper 530W PSU. It seems Hiper is hated by many here, but my experience gives me no reason to agree. True, the Hiper PSU was noisier than a Seasonic silent series, straight out of the box. However, once the internal fan has been changed, it was muc...
by williamn6133
Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan mod on NorthQ NQ4775-400 Ultra Silent PSU
Replies: 11
Views: 4427

Haha, no molten lava flowing from the bottom of the bottom of the case yet, lol. Already ordered a Scythe suspension kit for the Seagate hard drive and a Scythe Quiet Drive enclosure for the Raptor. I figured that was the way to go, since the Raptor has loud seeks, but quiet spinning, while the opp...
by williamn6133
Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan mod on NorthQ NQ4775-400 Ultra Silent PSU
Replies: 11
Views: 4427

Monumental day Strid. So happy for you. Super. Let me know if the power supply exploded into a smoulder creator will you? :)

Hah hah, just teasing.

You know what to do about the hard disks right? The answer is in my sig. 8)
SUSPEND THAT BABY!
by williamn6133
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Solo, Quad Core, Thermal ultra, 512 8800gts
Replies: 19
Views: 10263

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. The guy just asked for good GPU temps. I gave him good t...
by williamn6133
Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Solo, Quad Core, Thermal ultra, 512 8800gts
Replies: 19
Views: 10263

mohbana wrote:What are good gpu temps for
1) idle
2) after playing a game for like 1 hr and 2 hrs
40C // 60C
by williamn6133
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best case ever Gigabyte 3D Aurora? Not many agree!
Replies: 46
Views: 12286

your point was erroneous; the difference between the Acoustifan and the Noctua is probably only 7 or 8dB, not the 17dB which the "official" figures suggest. I'm going to go out on a limb and say nothing with moving parts can produce only 8dB. It's funny, you remind me of my sister before she grew u...
by williamn6133
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best case ever Gigabyte 3D Aurora? Not many agree!
Replies: 46
Views: 12286

you do realise that it is not possible to measure 8dB in the real world, right? that 8dB figure is made up, even Noctua themselves admit it (asterisk followed by this figure is extrapolated ). also the Acoustifan range has not been recommended for years and years. If you want someone to argue with ...
by williamn6133
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best case ever Gigabyte 3D Aurora? Not many agree!
Replies: 46
Views: 12286

Can't believe you said the P180 is bland. :shock: I am still reeling in the shock I have just had from reading this statement. The P180 is more bland than the surface of the moon. More bland than 1200miles of painted white wall. More bland than having to live on nothing but water your whole life. A...
by williamn6133
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Motherboard power cable extension?
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Nevermind. Found one on ebay. Just search "PSU Extension Cable 24 Pin" PCI-E extension - I will just use the one that came with my Hiper PSU! http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51D6krLo5wL._AA280_.jpg I love Hiper! :) I wish I hadn't thrown away the fan grill though. :( It was so pretty and I nee...
by williamn6133
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best case ever Gigabyte 3D Aurora? Not many agree!
Replies: 46
Views: 12286

We have all used very similar components, and yes they are required for a quiet machine, but so is a well designed and well constructed case. Hi Neil Well I dispute that our components are very similar. The difference between a "silent" fan and a "silent" fan can be HUGE! Case in point - 25dB "ultr...
by williamn6133
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Motherboard power cable extension?
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Motherboard power cable extension?

I want to run my power supply as an external.. but I need an extra inch on the length of my motherboard and PCI-E power cables.

Can you think of any such product I can buy?
by williamn6133
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best case ever Gigabyte 3D Aurora? Not many agree!
Replies: 46
Views: 12286

Hey, I'm using a Coolermaster Stacker 690, most here probably would not like it. I had a 830 before, definetly not a spcr type case, though I was able to run it very silent. Any case can be run quiet if you put silent parts in it. Honestly the idea that an aluminium case is loud is folly. I have my...