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by Hammy
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans
Replies: 27
Views: 17359

Re: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans

I ordered 2 x HP-12 last night, quietly confident of my decision. I'll post ITT after I receive them, possibly with a picture of my attachment 'system'. No picture because it is ugly as a cow and pretty standard stuff for SPCR enthusiasts. I also picked up an Accelero Twin Turbo III to replace the ...
by Hammy
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans
Replies: 27
Views: 17359

Re: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans

Any other fans come to mind that I should investigate? Thinking to voltage headers with a conveniently low minimum setting, a possible option for a noise/performance trade off with an high quality bearing might be the Noiseblocker B12-4. I ordered 2 x HP-12 last night, quietly confident of my decis...
by Hammy
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans
Replies: 27
Views: 17359

Re: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans

<span>There is a [url=<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzJYAekVF-c]YouTube">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzJYAekVF-c]YouTube</a> video of the Akasa Venom 120mm under voltage control[/url], and it seems to work perfectly OK. I note that this fan does have a fairly low starting voltage, ar...
by Hammy
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans
Replies: 27
Views: 17359

Re: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans

The Akasa Apache 120mm fan is a possible alternative you could consider, it has a good quality Fluid bearing and pushes a lot of air at higher speeds. However its top speed is only 1300 rpm. But there is the Akasa Viper 120mm which is a 1900 rpm version of the Apache and might fit the bill for you....
by Hammy
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans
Replies: 27
Views: 17359

Re: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans

It's an high end fan: it sports the 2nd gen of the original Matsushita FDB bearing, paired with precisely machined blades and an high quality heavy frame, so that it feels so peculiar when you get it in your hand the first times. I paid mines 17.50 euros/each last year, now I see them at 19.50 from...
by Hammy
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans
Replies: 27
Views: 17359

Re: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans

Twister Pressure (and the angry sister Twister Storm) doesn't sound that good at about any speed, IMHO, but I can confirm they are significantly louder than the competition under 1500rpm. Really? I'm starting to think the "103 12cm case fans review" article (available on your nearest interwebs) was...
by Hammy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans
Replies: 27
Views: 17359

Re: Scythe GlideStream, Slip Stream XT, and Grand Flex Fans

Not a great fan (get it?!) of making new posts, so I'll go ahead and ask this here.. are the Grand Flex really that bad? I need two new fans to orient horizontally which can run at 600RPM~ and 2000RPM~ when required. The old Slip Streams have sleeve bearings, which I believe don't like being placed ...
by Hammy
Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Node 804
Replies: 3
Views: 6091

Re: Fractal Design Node 804

So I built in this case a few nights ago. In response to the OP, I only have 3 mechanical drives to test with, but IMHO the resonance is noticeable. You know the sound - the OMMMM... OMMMM... OMMMM. The drives are 2xHD204UI and 1xWD30EFRX. With just the two former drives in, the resonance is almost ...
by Hammy
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Node 804
Replies: 3
Views: 6091

Re: Fractal Design Node 804

I'm not one for making new threads, so I'll comment here. This thread made me aware of the Node 804, and I've subsequently researched and ordered parts for a build involving this case. The review that pushed me over the edge was this one: http://goughlui.com/2014/09/22/review-fractal-design-node-804...
by Hammy
Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Acoustic Ratings of 103UJ and HD203WI Compared
Replies: 6
Views: 2329

Both the 1.5TB and 2TB EADS drives have been reviewed by SPCR (http://www.silentpcreview.com/article29-page2.html) and the 1.5tb came out on top, probably due to the 3 vs 4 platters.

The 1.5TB EADS drive is highly recommended by SPCR.. in terms of quietness anyway ;)
by Hammy
Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Acoustic Ratings of 103UJ and HD203WI Compared
Replies: 6
Views: 2329

I have only had a single sample of both of these drives but the acoustic properties of both are very similiar. However I believe it is generally accepted that the HD203WI is noisier than the HD103UJ (if it is then not by much). It is also generally accepted that the WD20EARS is the quietest 2TB driv...
by Hammy
Sat May 29, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: A friend of mine just got a virus from one of your ads.
Replies: 2
Views: 2149

Re: A friend of mine just got a virus from one of your ads.

I.S.T. wrote:She's using IE8 with the latest updates, and still got hit. I'm using Firefox 3.6.3, and have not been hit.
Doubtful it was from here.
I.S.T. wrote:Edit: It seems to have destroyed IE8 entirely.
Every cloud.. :)
by Hammy
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Control the PSU's fan
Replies: 6
Views: 3752

I had the same issue with another supply (Hiper Type-R 480w, find the thread on SPCR..). That power supply had no problem accepting a fan which plugged into the motherboard rather than inside the PSU - I just left the two pin header empty. I keep mine at 950rpm~ and it has been fine for the last 18 ...
by Hammy
Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 22" Wide NEC LCD V221W, Full HD, Black - €99 (Finland
Replies: 0
Views: 853

22" Wide NEC LCD V221W, Full HD, Black - €99 (Finland

Not normally one to post deals and such but this one was so tempting I went for it myself last night and figured to share with you guys :) 22" Wide NEC LCD V221W, Full HD, Black - €99 http://www.jimmspc.fi/tuote/LCDV221W Probably only useful for our Finnish members as I'm not sure if jimms ship ab...
by Hammy
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Simple tool to enable/disable secondary monitor?
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

I use this:

http://nod5.dcmembers.com/tv_out.html

Nice single icon on my desktop for enabling/disabling secondary display.
by Hammy
Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Media Player Classic... not happy with SSD/W7/Quad?!
Replies: 12
Views: 4928

Hey andy. I don't believe my BIOS has any such option unfortunately. I did try an install of MPC on the mechanical drive and the problem was the same. The only security software I had running was Kaspersky Anti-Virus. I actually discovered MPC through the CCCP codec pack but when installing W7 I han...
by Hammy
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Media Player Classic... not happy with SSD/W7/Quad?!
Replies: 12
Views: 4928

h.264 encodes - same here. The files are stored on a mechanical drive, but the problem is with actually opening the MPC exe rather than attempting playback.

I have my old XP CD in my hand.. :P
by Hammy
Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Media Player Classic... not happy with SSD/W7/Quad?!
Replies: 12
Views: 4928

This is really bizarre. I installed Windows Virtual PC to test the XP Mode and MPC opens in <1 second in that enviroment. This rules out the SSD and CPU upgrade, so it has to be down to something in W7 Professional. The question is why aren't forums buzzing with this bug if it's systematic? Arf.
by Hammy
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Media Player Classic... not happy with SSD/W7/Quad?!
Replies: 12
Views: 4928

Re: Media Player Classic... not happy with SSD/W7/Quad?!

Hey guys. Computer related but not directly silencing related, so posted here. I recently upgraded my system with an SSD, W7, and a quad-core CPU. The problem is that Media Player Classic (Home Edition) ... It should be noted that it happens when opening the program on its own and not only when dou...
by Hammy
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Media Player Classic... not happy with SSD/W7/Quad?!
Replies: 12
Views: 4928

Does Windows 7 still include mplayer2.exe? This is the real "classic" version of WMP (version 6.4, I think). It's still included in XP; not sure about Vista. If it's in your WMP folder in W7, you should try it out. Edit: did you upgrade to W7 at the same time as your hardware upgrade? Or had Classi...
by Hammy
Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Media Player Classic... not happy with SSD/W7/Quad?!
Replies: 12
Views: 4928

Media Player Classic... not happy with SSD/W7/Quad?!

Hey guys. Computer related but not directly silencing related, so posted here. I recently upgraded my system with an SSD, W7, and a quad-core CPU. The problem is that Media Player Classic (Home Edition) now behaves horribly with this setup. Instead of opening in <1 second (as it did on my E6600) it ...
by Hammy
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case/Enclosures specifically for SSD's?
Replies: 12
Views: 2540

As already mentioned you don't need any enclosure. The drives have no moving parts and are not prone to heat issues. Keeping it on the bottom of the case will help dissipate what little heat there is, along with keeping it away from other hot components (ie. above/below a standard HD). If you want t...
by Hammy
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HR-01 Plus - Blue and Orange Fan Duct Difference?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2251

Hey alleycat. Yeah I saw your thread last month and was impressed with your results. I will certainly try a home-made duct if I don't fancy getting the longer amd one. The official ducts cost about €8~ here, so every little helps in times of recession.. :D How did the tape hold up against the heat...
by Hammy
Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HR-01 Plus - Blue and Orange Fan Duct Difference?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2251

HR-01 Plus - Blue and Orange Fan Duct Difference?!

I realize the blue and orange ducts are for amd and intel mounting, but is there any other difference other than length? Also, would anyone know/be so kind to measure their duct (squashed, ideally) as the orange one is very hard to get hold of and I was wondering if the blue one will fit my Q9450 wi...
by Hammy
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Watercooling + GPU Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 3364

Do not use multi-GPU mode - in this mode, users can power up to 3 displays simultaneously on the GTX 295 graphics card (one from each DVI connector, and a third from the HDMI connector).

My last post in this thread :)
by Hammy
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Watercooling + GPU Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 3364

Three is doable :)

http://tinyurl.com/ljnsdl

Google is your friend :P
by Hammy
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does anyone use pci-sized air-vents or 'aeroslots'?
Replies: 10
Views: 2252

Yeah, to be honest I probably wouldn't buy them seperately. Removing the covers should have just the same effect.
by Hammy
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: HR-01 'Plus' Heatsink.
Replies: 24
Views: 6705

I am still willing to take it off your hands for £28 if you are willing to post to Finland. I believe (but you might want to check) that postage would be £7-8ish if the package is 750g~. £35 (paypal) shipped here and we have a deal :)
by Hammy
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Watercooling + GPU Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 3364

Question 1: only one GFX card is needed to run multiple monitors. I have two (one Sony LCD TV) running from a 7900gs (two outputs).

Question 2: What I know about water-cooling could be written on a box of matches :P
by Hammy
Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does anyone use pci-sized air-vents or 'aeroslots'?
Replies: 10
Views: 2252

I use one which came with my Accelero S1 Rev.2 (passive VGA cooler). It's installed in the pci slot below the card and reduces temperatures of the card significantly. If you only have well-cooled active components then I suspect these vents would make little or no difference. It's also worth pointin...