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by Tkpenalty
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tkpenalty's Silent/Quiet PCs
Replies: 17
Views: 8815

Oh! The second PC. Yeah I forgot about that. I'll explain why I'll need the 1.9k RPM version for the PSU, the PSU's fan speed is regulated by load percentage :\. I tried running a 1.2k RPM fan once and it basically didnt move any air, and ended up having to search for another one; this zalman. Heres...
by Tkpenalty
Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tkpenalty's Silent/Quiet PCs
Replies: 17
Views: 8815

Any more comments? The exhaust grill looks restrictive on the case. The cabling is great work though! I love seeing a clean build like that! Thats true. I'm planning to replace the PSU fan (again), with a 1.9k RPM Scythe Slipstream. The ZMF3 isnt loud, but i just want it dead silenced. Without the ...
by Tkpenalty
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tkpenalty's Silent/Quiet PCs
Replies: 17
Views: 8815

Hello, If you were to cut out the exhaust and intake air grills, you would be able to make it much quieter and cooler! You might also have to modify the front bezel to improve air flow. With the current displaced 120mm fan setup, there wont be that air pressure phenomenon how the fans spin louder a...
by Tkpenalty
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Giant Ninja [CeBIT 2008]
Replies: 18
Views: 7343

Scythe need to learn that the copper base is the reason why their latest products arent very successful. I mean there is a limit to how effective the heatpipes are, all this heat transfer is bottlenecked by the fact that they are using increasingly thicker copper bases. The thing was that the copper...
by Tkpenalty
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler E8400 Wolfdale 3.GHz
Replies: 13
Views: 6063

Vicotnik wrote:What kind of system are you building? What kind of case will you be using?

Hard to recommend a HS(F) with only the CPU and mobo given, the rest unknown. But the Ninja is always nice, my favorite heatsink right now and one of the best with low airflow.
I'd look at my recommendation instead...
by Tkpenalty
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 630219

Hey guys, do you have any idea of a HDD silencer box that can be used with my SOLO's suspension mounts? I can hear the clicks from the HDD when its loaded...
by Tkpenalty
Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tkpenalty's Silent/Quiet PCs
Replies: 17
Views: 8815

Any more comments?
by Tkpenalty
Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Do not buy the powercolor 3870
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

I'd RMA your GPU because its highly likely you recieved one with a dud bearing.
by Tkpenalty
Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silentium case review:
Replies: 10
Views: 3375

Actually, I would say that the reviewer just did a very unprofessional review.
The silentium is MEANT to work with a set of hardware. Example, AcceleroS1, and a tower cooler, that faces in the CORRECT direction.

They ignored that.
by Tkpenalty
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler E8400 Wolfdale 3.GHz
Replies: 13
Views: 6063

Xigmatek HDT S1283 if you are concerned about size then the: OCZ Vendetta; Xigmatek HDT S983 Cheap, good performance, and with auto fan control, almost inaudible. They need to update the list as this cooler tramples many of them listed there in most aspects. Performance, weight, installation, size. ...
by Tkpenalty
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tkpenalty's Silent/Quiet PCs
Replies: 17
Views: 8815

Hey rodie, its possible for you to install the HDDs neatly. Just do this. See those cable management hooks, you can pull those hooks out to feed wires through them. Basically rotate the HDDs around so the wiring is plugged from the front (where you cant see it). I wouldnt do that for the IDE drive t...
by Tkpenalty
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec Solo next to a giant pepper grinder
Replies: 10
Views: 5819

Unfortunately, due to the AM2 HSF retention bracket, that is the only way the TRUE will face. All air from the main chamber is pulled out by the rear case fan and none makes it to the PSU so I am not too bothered about it really. The air coming out of the PSU does get fairly warm under extended loa...
by Tkpenalty
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 - heatpipes for extreme loads
Replies: 25
Views: 9910

I'd make a beeline for the Xigmatek-in fact I have it. Suprisingly enough, it runs pasisvely, still outdoing the TRUE. I've owned the TRUE and HDTS1283, and the xigmatek was almost half the price of the TRUE. I have to say the days of the TRUE are almost truly over. With the Xigmatek, the stock fan ...
by Tkpenalty
Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tkpenalty's Silent/Quiet PCs
Replies: 17
Views: 8815

Really nice clean builds! Wish I could get mine to a comparable state, but I simply have too many hard drives. Depending on the case you have, more HDDs doesnt always make it messier. If you had this case it would be pretty much easy not to have a messy case with the right hardware selection. Examp...
by Tkpenalty
Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tkpenalty's Silent/Quiet PCs
Replies: 17
Views: 8815

Tkpenalty's Silent/Quiet PCs

Hello guys, this is my first post here, I've been looking around and finally decided to join :D. So yeah, heres my near-silent PC (depending on the performance I need). Is anyone from here also from Techpowerup? SPECS: Proccessor: Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1.6Ghz (266x6 0.9v) I didnt really need to undervo...
by Tkpenalty
Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Enjoy the silence... (Updated May 2014)
Replies: 77
Views: 83447

Awesome. I'd really want some of that acoustic dampening, pretty smart usage of it to hide the wires.