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by relitz
Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fan Testing
Replies: 1
Views: 577

By shorting wire 14 (usually green) to any grounded wire (black) the PSU will start.
by relitz
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1630637

The Hives - Won't be Long

great song
by relitz
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Big Shuriken + Zotac 9300 ITX [TONS of pic's]
Replies: 40
Views: 34941

Nice system!

What power-usage do you have in idle/load?
by relitz
Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is the case the noisy component?
Replies: 11
Views: 2373

A case made of something like mesh would let noise out so it's really only the better solution if you don't have any fans at all. In closed up cases we are trying to direct a little airflow through heatsinks, thus cooling the components.
by relitz
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Michael Jackson passed away
Replies: 21
Views: 4331

Once the again the world says good bye to one of the greatest musicians of all time.

R.I.P

I'm listening to his music right now.
by relitz
Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Let me define passive cooling for you guys...
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

However that post is two years old and another report of such a case has yet to be seen. It would be so cool though, but heavy and expensive.
by relitz
Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HR-01+ rotate or leave horizontal?
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Considering your temps are so low you probably don't need all the airflow that you have.

I'd rotate the heatsink and duct it to the rear fan so that the PSU won't be able to recive hot air from the CPU. Also you could try removing the CPU fan and/or slowing the fans down to 7V.
by relitz
Sun May 17, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: good airflow in this case?
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Yes it will allow a lot of airflow, but the holes will also allow noise to escape, so it won't be very quiet.
by relitz
Mon May 04, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone actually bother to undervolt anymore?
Replies: 55
Views: 13060

I have an E4300 which I've undervolted to the lowest setting avalible in my BIOS (only 1.15V) and then overclocked to 2.5GHz.

I use this rig for for everything, surfing the web and gaming, and I've undervolted to keep the heat down which allows me to reduce fan speeds.
by relitz
Fri May 01, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian Li PC60 gets the treatment
Replies: 32
Views: 41891

how come you ditched your custom front?
by relitz
Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Minimum PSU I Need For This Build?
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

The Nexus Value 430W psu is probably a good choise for you, its cheap and quiet, and will be able to power your system.

If you do want a fanless psu there are a few avalible, both att 300W and 400W.
by relitz
Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cost-no-object quiet PC
Replies: 23
Views: 4874

If I were in your shoes, and I really wish I was right now, I'd go for watercooling with a few lowspeed fans on the radiators. Granted it will not be 0dB, but it will be very quiet. As for the pump in the system, you could probably slap some (read: A LOT) of foam around it and that should be getting...
by relitz
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan switch question
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

This power supply is way harder to fan switch as it got PCB on both sides. My reason for asking is I think there's a good chance you might have better luck with the 500. The 380 will still ramp up at the same rate no matter what fan you have in there and there doesn't seem to be massive scope for g...
by relitz
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Have you ever damaged a motherboard installing a heatsink?
Replies: 11
Views: 2207

I've had to bend a few capacitors to fit various heatsinks, but I've never damaged a motherboard.
by relitz
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Signature 850 or Seasonic M12?
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Since they are not avalible in Sweden I don't have any personal experience, but from what I've read the Enermax Modu82+ are the best when it comes to silence, and I do belive they come in a 625W model.
by relitz
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need help choosing new PSU for my system.
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

I've now placed an order for an Antec Neo HE 430W PSU, its modular, which I really think in a nice feature, and according to the review from here at SPCR, its very quiet and runs cool, so I can probably use an even more quiet fan if needed. While it isn't 80+ certified and didn't show too high effic...
by relitz
Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need help choosing new PSU for my system.
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

Need help choosing new PSU for my system.

Hey, I'm typing this from my sisters computer since my PSU burned up just 10 minutes ago. It was a Hiper 530W PSU that I had running with a Nexus 120mm fan @ 5V. Anyway, now I need a new PSU and I can't figure out which one to use for my system. My system is: ASUS P5B Motherboard 2x1GB DDR-2 Memory ...
by relitz
Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions on homebuilt (cheap) cooling [UPDATE! 18/3]
Replies: 21
Views: 4211

Some things you could do are:
Suspend the harddrives with elastics (fabrics store for ~20kr).
Swap the fans for high-quality, quiet fans like Nexus (~100kr each) which you hardwire to 5V.
Swap the PSU fan too.
Add sound-absorbing material to flat surfaces like the side covers (~200kr).
by relitz
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another HTPC build (for my dad this time) Silverstone SG
Replies: 15
Views: 5534

Are those fans on the top intake fans? Doesn't seem logical to have intakefans at the top, I'd try reversing them and blocking of some vents to experiment with the airflow, like yamahaSHO said, because that doesn't seem optimal.
by relitz
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another HTPC build (for my dad this time) Silverstone SG
Replies: 15
Views: 5534

Looks sweet judging from the pictures posted. Too bad the case isn't the best, but it seems like you will be solving this nicely with some sound-dampening material.
by relitz
Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ibuypower IBP-Z001 - potential for very quiet watercooling?
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

That really depends on how quiet the pump is.
by relitz
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P180 Build with heavy "padding"
Replies: 18
Views: 9878

Overall a nice, clean build!

Do you find the Akasa dampeningsheets any good? I'm thinking of getting some myself.
by relitz
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Proof of concept
Replies: 11
Views: 4105

Is that possible with 3pin fans in 3pin connectors too, or does it vary from different motherboards?
by relitz
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Proof of concept
Replies: 11
Views: 4105

Do you need PWM fans/connectors to be able to shut down a fan like that with speedfan?
by relitz
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: dust filter materials
Replies: 10
Views: 3520

Blocking of big vents that you don't want dust entering from is a good idea, its what I would do. It actually helps you control your airflow since you will be minimizing the number of places where air can enter.
by relitz
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Connecting fans to motherboard and/or power supply
Replies: 8
Views: 2306

1) Not necessarily, you could also use a 3pin Y cable on the motherboard that allows you to connect 2 fans to one connector, I'm not really sure how this works with 4pin connectors though. 2) Probably, yes. 3) You can control fans connected to the PSU by hardwiring them for 5V, 7V or 12V, or you can...
by relitz
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus RS 120mm lowest possible startup voltage?
Replies: 0
Views: 864

Nexus RS 120mm lowest possible startup voltage?

Simply, as the topic states, what is the lowest voltage the Nexus RS 120mm fans start at? I have 3 of them at 5V and I'd like them even more silent, since they are just barely audible if I focus.
by relitz
Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E1200/1400 Enough for HD playback?
Replies: 13
Views: 4456

Currently this will not be good for HD playback, unless you use one of the major commercial software players (powerdvd, arcsoft I think - check which). The free and excellent MPC-HC won't work (won't decode HD video on G45 motherboards). ATI 780G or Nvidia 9300 or 9400 chipsets may be better choice...
by relitz
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E1200/1400 Enough for HD playback?
Replies: 13
Views: 4456

Unfortunately, while still having a bunch of fancy functions, the DG45FC does not allow voltages to be changed for neither the CPU or the RAM, but according to the review here on SPCR, they messured 98W @ load with an E6400 CPU and 65W @ load with an E7200 CPU, so I think I will be fine with an E140...
by relitz
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E1200/1400 Enough for HD playback?
Replies: 13
Views: 4456

Okey, I'm not really sure if I will build this, but if I will, the shopping list will be:

Intel DG45FC motherboard
Intel Celeron E1400 CPU
Random, cheap 2x1GB RAM
160GB SATA1 HDD that I have lying around
Compucase 8K01 case including 100W PSU

Sounds pretty good in my ears, anything I should change?