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by frenchie
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 132743

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

One of my favorite threads on spcr :)
by frenchie
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: [Completed Build] The Quiet King
Replies: 6
Views: 9531

Re: [Completed Build] The Quiet King

Would it be possible for me to just buy a better fan for the power supply? I have two identical fans in my case, so the fan splitter works fine. You could. I replaced a noisy Enermax PSU fan 6 years ago with a slowed down 120mm noctua. Runs 24/7 and no problems so far. Some PSU used to have a safet...
by frenchie
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Why is Noctua NH-D15S so loud?
Replies: 22
Views: 11627

Re: Why is Noctua NH-D15S so loud?

No way a Noctua fan at 600-800 rpm is unbearable noisy, unless it's faulty in some way. If so that "absolute piece of garbage" has 6 years warranty. ^ This If it's quiet at 30%, why don't you just leave it a 30%? The temps might not increase that much at full tilt. I used to play with speedfan and ...
by frenchie
Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless iMedium Power akasa galileo
Replies: 7
Views: 4085

Re: Fanless iMedium Power akasa galileo

This is really nice. Do you have more details ?
by frenchie
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will Ninja 4 lose performance over time?
Replies: 17
Views: 6856

Re: Will Ninja 4 lose performance over time?

bull poop !!!!!
by frenchie
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8745

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

Hi ! My policy when trying to cool my case is to only direct the fresh air where it is needed the most. Everywhere else, with a negative pressure case, enough air sneaks through the cracks to be enough. In your setup, you want the cool air to flow in at the bottom as much as possible, where the GPU ...
by frenchie
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8745

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

Have you ever tried using just the bottom intake fan for your intakes ?
by frenchie
Fri May 01, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: misc fans + Thermalright Xeon bolt-thru kit + HR-05-IFX
Replies: 0
Views: 8914

misc fans + Thermalright Xeon bolt-thru kit + HR-05-IFX

- PayPal only please. - Prices include shipping - No dibs : the first person to send payment gets the deal. - I will ship to continental US only. - Items will be shipped by USPS Priority Mail (small or medium box) with Delivery Confirmation. If you want something else (insurance, UPS), you pay for i...
by frenchie
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated Solo
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Re: My updated Solo

I got these taller feet for my Solo 2: http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_8955.html I wanted to get those too, but I couldn't find them anywhere for less than $30 plus shipping. $30 for 4 feet !!!!! But then... I managed to find rubber feet for just 50 cents a piece at an audio equipment stor...
by frenchie
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated Solo
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Re: My updated Solo

one more :
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All closed up, new paint job :) :
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Front intake for the GPUs :
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One picture missing : the SSD is behind the motherboard tray, fits perfectly !
by frenchie
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated Solo
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Re: My updated Solo

Finally some pictures :) IMG_0066.jpg Bottom intake for the PSU: IMG_0067.JPG Comparing the new feet (black anodized aluminum with a rubber insert to dampen vibration) and the original feet : IMG_0068.JPG Just the PSU installed : IMG_0074.JPG All assembled :) IMG_0084.JPG IMG_0088.JPG
by frenchie
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated Solo
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Re: My updated Solo

Teasers !!! (crappy cell phone pictures) All scratches removed (sanded down up to super steel wool for a smoooooooth finish), just the top, which was the worse part of he case, side panels and underside were also treated : 0308151336.jpg Primer applied (teaser of the new PSU intake at the bottom of ...
by frenchie
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated Solo
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Re: My updated Solo

Case is riveted back together, external PSU intake has been cut.
Next, I'll work on the all the minor scratches and I'll be on my way to putting it all back together :) !
by frenchie
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated Solo
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Re: My updated Solo

Reverse ATX Solo project in progress :)
Case is deriveted, new hole need to be drilled (I need a new drill bit...)
Need new feet (taller feet for the external PSU intake)
Will fix the paint scratches on the outside while I'm at it.
by frenchie
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Can I use extra olive virgin oil to lubricate a CPU fan?
Replies: 6
Views: 3886

Re: Can I use extra olive virgin oil to lubricate a CPU fan?

It'll work as a temporary solution. The olive oil will get sticky quickly, especially when heated, and you will end up with a bunch of goop in your fan. So for a few weeks, it'll work. Spend a few dollars and invest in a new fan in the meantime.
by frenchie
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan placement in Micro Custom PC Case (Brix)
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Re: Fan placement in Micro Custom PC Case (Brix)

Instead of using 2 slim fans in push/pull configuration, try using a single normal size fan in exhaust only configuration...
by frenchie
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan placement in Micro Custom PC Case (Brix)
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Re: Fan placement in Micro Custom PC Case (Brix)

Which fans are you planning to use ? The slim 92mm Noctua ?
They really don't push very much air... Using the regular size ones would almost double your airflow with the LNA and reduce your overall fan noise by 2dB (according to the spec sheet)
by frenchie
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan placement in Micro Custom PC Case (Brix)
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Re: Fan placement in Micro Custom PC Case (Brix)

I would try to avoid blowing hot air from the MB on the hard drive... Use just one exhaust first, and see what you end up with. If it's too hot, add an intake fan. I'd try this setup : {top of the case} with ventilation fan motherboard hard drive {bottom of the case} with ventilation Post pics when ...
by frenchie
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: As you get older are you planning for bad times?
Replies: 34
Views: 28443

Re: As you get older are you planning for bad times?

1- Weather extremes and power outages: wood stove (heat and cooking), blankets, warm clothes, probably enough basic foods for a few days in the pantry. I live on a hill so flooding risk is low. 2- Yup. As much as possible. 3- see 1 There is also the risk you can do nothing about like a very exceptio...
by frenchie
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan placement in Micro Custom PC Case (Brix)
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Re: Fan placement in Micro Custom PC Case (Brix)

It's hard to say. What does the case look like ? Is it very open ?
by frenchie
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated Solo
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Re: My updated Solo

the new PSU, in the UPS enveloppe :
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by frenchie
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated Solo
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Re: My updated Solo

Some pics of the burned PSU. You can't see much, sorry...

Burn marks :
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by frenchie
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated Solo
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Re: My updated Solo

CA_Steve wrote:The replacement didn't come with cables?
Nope, just a PSU in a up padded envelop...
by frenchie
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated Solo
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Re: My updated Solo

Tested the new PSU today : all is working fine ! everything booted normally :)
Side note : I just noticed that the sleeving is burnt of 2 of the cables that came with the PSU... No damage to the cable themselves.
Trying to come up with a plan.
by frenchie
Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 279795

Re: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]

I have to bookmark your thread at ecomodder, there is so much stuff there !!

Also, I noticed you got a 2015 Leaf. Have you written about it anywhere ?
by frenchie
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 279795

Re: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]

Hi Neil,
any updates on your project ?
by frenchie
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated Solo
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Re: My updated Solo

Oh yeah, flames ! I'll post some pics (and refresh the old ones, the system has changed quite a bit... :) ) I received the (new ?) PSU yesterday : a PSU in a UPS padded envelop, in a larger plain cardboard box filled with packing peanuts, shipped by FedEx. Serial number is different, so I supposed t...
by frenchie
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated Solo
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Re: My updated Solo

quest_for_silence wrote:
frenchie wrote:a 4lbs package is being shipped to me.
BTW, 4lbs look like a bit light for a PSU.
SPCR review lists the weight at 5.82 lbs ... sigh...
:?
[edit] According to the USPS receipt, I RMAed a 5.26lbs package... the 0.5lbs could be weight of was burnt :)
hopefully, I don't get a brick back...
by frenchie
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated Solo
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Re: My updated Solo

Something is being shipped back to be from Seasonic !!!!
Not sure what it is... I've gotten NO communication whatsoever from them. They got my PSU on Monday (they are closed on Saturday). Then today I get a shipping notification from FedEx saying a 4lbs package is being shipped to me.
by frenchie
Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CoolChip and Coolermaster kinetic coolers
Replies: 4
Views: 2141

Re: CoolChip and Coolermaster kinetic coolers

Thanks for the link.
interesting... Wonder how that scales up...