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by nsx241
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Ideas for reducing radiator+fan noise
Replies: 7
Views: 5672

I think I found something: http://www.thewatercoolingshop.co.uk/Phobya-Shroud-and-Decoupling-120mm-7mm-Thickness.html These seem perfect as 7mm is not so thick that it would block the motherboard tray with an internal top rad, but sufficient as a semi shroud and decoupler. Now I just need to find a ...
by nsx241
Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Ideas for reducing radiator+fan noise
Replies: 7
Views: 5672

Yes, my setup is as you described. Unfortunately, I'd rather not "remove" the grill as as it would require cutting up the top mesh of the case. I think I'm just going with some fan dampeners for now. The real issue I think is with cases that have radiators mounted at the top. I've gone through 3 cas...
by nsx241
Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Ideas for reducing radiator+fan noise
Replies: 7
Views: 5672

Ideas for reducing radiator+fan noise

My current setup has a 360 rad mounted on top of a corsair obsidian 800D, and a three Gentle Typhoons (1450 rpm) in push config. Even undervolting the fans to 800 rpm, I still get some annoying noise coming from the top grill. I think the cause is twofold: The air being pushed through the radiator a...
by nsx241
Thu May 06, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Hydro H50 CPU Water Cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 19908

I'm a big fan of Corsair, but I just don't like this product as it's kind of like the worst of both worlds. You don't get the performance of a water cooling setup, and you get additional noise from a pump compared to just the fan on a tower heatsink. The only real use I see for it is small setups l...
by nsx241
Wed May 05, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Hydro H50 CPU Water Cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 19908

I'm a big fan of Corsair, but I just don't like this product as it's kind of like the worst of both worlds. You don't get the performance of a water cooling setup, and you get additional noise from a pump compared to just the fan on a tower heatsink. The only real use I see for it is small setups li...
by nsx241
Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: enermax modu 82+ noisy fan
Replies: 66
Views: 43938

Just to add, I recently purchased an enermax revo 85+ 850W. Supposedly the quietest high end power supply available right now. Guess what, same exact fan problem described here. My first one started making clicking noises after about 2 weeks of use. I RMA'ed, and got another one (I think they sent m...
by nsx241
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman powersupply, which one?
Replies: 0
Views: 739

Zalman powersupply, which one?

Thinking of getting a zalman zm850, but I'm a bit concerned about the repeated postings of whining/buzzing when there is inconsistent load, though nothing that seems for certain. There is also the new ZALMAN ZM770-XT 770 which seems to be their next iteration of the zm series, but I've found no (rel...
by nsx241
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcousticPak vs. Nexus Damptek
Replies: 11
Views: 3276

I went with the acoustipak. It's actually decent material, and it did seem to muffle the noise level a bit. It looks like for me, the primary noise is coming from my hard drives (WD SE16 WD6400AAKS). They seem to make a high pitched whine while inside the hard drive cage that travels through my alum...
by nsx241
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcousticPak vs. Nexus Damptek
Replies: 11
Views: 3276

AcousticPak vs. Nexus Damptek

I was looking at getting some sound-dampening foam from AcousticPC, and can't decide between the two options.

Looking for some opinion/advice.