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by logscool
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Is SPCR Dead?
Replies: 24
Views: 24665

Re: Is SPCR Dead?

In some ways it's kind of strange given the number of PC hardware products on the market today that are designed for silence. Look at how many more cases there are that at least acknowledge trying to be quiet. The number of "quiet" fans and heatsinks has exploded and graphics cards that have fans th...
by logscool
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New i7 and R9 280x build
Replies: 6
Views: 2350

Re: New i7 and R9 280x build

So I am now considering some other options for the case and I keep changing my mind on which would be best. Cases I am considering are. Corsair 330r carbide Antec p100 Antec p280 Fractal Design Define R4 Antec solo II Out of all of these I would say the solo II is maybe sort of the wild card as it h...
by logscool
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New i7 and R9 280x build
Replies: 6
Views: 2350

Re: New i7 and R9 280x build

well in that case I think I'll go with an aftermarket cooler like that one and just put the GPU in a lower PCIe slot. As for the X79 choice it is partly because this will also be a work machine doing lots of 3d rendering as well as some metal casting modeling software which will take advantage of as...
by logscool
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New i7 and R9 280x build
Replies: 6
Views: 2350

New i7 and R9 280x build

So I'm looking at building up a new system and here is what I am thinking so far for parts. CPU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EMHM622/ref=ox_sc_act_title_10?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER Mobo: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F6EAXV6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DE...
by logscool
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: automatic spin-up and spin-down of eSATA
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

automatic spin-up and spin-down of eSATA

I was wondering if there is a way to spin up an eSATA drive only when needed. Ideally this would be automatic when the drive is trying to be accessed.
by logscool
Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 6400aaks problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: WD 6400aaks problem

you could try freezing it to be able to use it for a few minutes to get the data off. Remember to put it in a freezer bag and the longer you freeze it the more time you will have to get data off. Haven't actually used this technique but heard it works.

hope this helps.
by logscool
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest Automatic backup solution
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Quietest Automatic backup solution

Does anyone know how i might set up an esata drive to not turn on at startup, only spin up when needed, and then spin down after a set amount of time? I know i can set hard drive spin downs under windows power management settings. However that is a setting for all hard drives not an individual drive...
by logscool
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest Automatic backup solution
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Quietest Automatic backup solution

I do not want to use an old computer as it would consume allot of power.

I am not completely clear on whether spinning down hard drives in an external enclosure while connected is possible if so that is what i would like to do. This would be ideal with a WD 1TB green drive.
by logscool
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest Automatic backup solution
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Quietest Automatic backup solution

-settle for something that's not a true backup: SPCR's storage reviews have tables with hard drive measurements, choose a low-power hard drive and a fanless enclosure whose controller spins down idle drives This is what i was thinking of not sure what you mean by "true backup". -backup over the net...
by logscool
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest Automatic backup solution
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Quietest Automatic backup solution

I recently built a nice quiet pc and now need a quiet/silent way of backing it up. I would like to use some sort of external drive with as fast a connection as possible (I have both usb 3.0 and esata on my computer). I would be using some sort of automatic backup method that would backup a few times...
by logscool
Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Super Lanboy - Casual Gaming Rig
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

very nice pics and a nice clean build.

how bout some temps
by logscool
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Solo Build
Replies: 23
Views: 7236

You mention the gpu temps droping after removing the baffle, are you referring to the plexi one around the cpu? The baffle which i am reffering to is not pictured it is the one that frenchie and some others recomended above. It is a piece of plexi positioned vertically underneath the GPU cooler at ...
by logscool
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Solo Build
Replies: 23
Views: 7236

I have also installed a baffle for the graphics card as some have suggested. Looking forward to the pics and results of that ! It is actually quite disappointing after further experimentation I realized that I can drop my graphics card temps by about 9 degrees C if i remove the baffle I guess there...
by logscool
Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Solo Build
Replies: 23
Views: 7236

I have gotten a PWM splitter cable and a slipstream PWM fan for the rear case fan as well as soft mounts. I will be doing an update with pics sometime soon. I have also installed a baffle for the graphics card as some have suggested. I tried installing a 750uF capacitor both with and without a resis...
by logscool
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Solo Build
Replies: 23
Views: 7236

I have finally figured out what is caussing my fan not to report RPM signals. When I set the fan to 100-65% it gives a RPM reading however anything below this delivers no RPM signal and at these speeds it is far too loud. The other thing i noticed is the fan is making an audible ticking that was not...
by logscool
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Small, PC Q07 AMD Quad-Core/HD 5670.
Replies: 11
Views: 10021

frenchie wrote:Gee, what happened to your mouse ? Poor little thing...
I love that case, it's so nice looking.
I belive the mouse is just a painted on effect. Very nice build I love small builds like this and really like the looks of that case.
by logscool
Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Solo Build
Replies: 23
Views: 7236

I just tried attaching the clack gound as well and it caused the fan to run full tilt with no PWM control from the graphics card. Yes i forgot to mention that before i tried the 12cm fan I reseated the hr-03 with new TIM and even tried the thermalright TIM to see if it worked any better than AS5 thi...
by logscool
Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Solo Build
Replies: 23
Views: 7236

I attatched a 12cm fan to my graphisc card cooler in place of the 92mm and am running off of the auto PWM control of the card this means that at idle it is at 32% and at load it ramps up to 45% because despite attempts to get an RPM signal off the fan i was unable to. However because it is PWM contr...
by logscool
Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Solo Build
Replies: 23
Views: 7236

I have tried pulling off the case door and that causes temperatures to shoot up I am experimenting with a 120mm fan on the GPU and will have some more info when i have time to run some test but so far it looks like the results are better.
by logscool
Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Solo Build
Replies: 23
Views: 7236

Ya I don't have quite the extreme modding skills you do or the courage to tear into such a nice shinny case (although when done well the result is even shinier). I thought the same thing about the graphics card i was hoping for improved performance with the HR-03 vs stock cooling but the result, alt...
by logscool
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Solo Build
Replies: 23
Views: 7236

Another Solo Build

I've had my latest creation up and running for about 2 weeks now but haven't gotten around to posting it until now. Here are the specs: -core I7 930 2.8Ghz (auto overclocks to 2.93) -6Gb (3x2Gb sticks) triple channel corsair XMS3 DDR3 RAM -Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R -Western Digital 1TB green drive -Saph...
by logscool
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mugen-2 CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 24681

re the second fan -- there's no reason it has to be identical . You could just get a Slipstream (or any slow quiet fan) and roughly match the speeds of the two fans by ear or rpm monitoring on the mobo. A simple voltage conotrller would work fine, as would speedfan on many boards. This would be fai...
by logscool
Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My silent i7 P183 build (work in progress)
Replies: 25
Views: 14453

I was thinking that. From what I've read the stock fan is basically a slipstream 1200rpm (at the least in noise/performance). I may use that extra fan if I get a second card for OpenGL (ATI Firestream) or for the PSU fan swap if the stock turns out to be too loud. The stock fan is different than a ...
by logscool
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ionic Cooling
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

This technology has been demonstrated in a device called a Ionocraft or a lifter and when multiple electrodes are used you can indeed have a less "localized" air flow like in an Ionocraft. One problem with ionic cooling is that it requires high voltage electricity to power it and not the standard 5 ...
by logscool
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My silent i7 P183 build (work in progress)
Replies: 25
Views: 14453

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU cooler w/1200RPM slipstream I would recomend just using the PWM fan that comes with the Mugen 2 I have used it and it will run as slow as ~250-1200 RPM and can run at much slower speeds than a normal 1200 RPM slipstream and it is PWM controlled so you don't have to worry about fa...
by logscool
Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 W/ Mugen2
Replies: 15
Views: 5801

Very nice for a first build. I didn't decide to do the P180 until my last build :roll: ... Wish I had done it sooner. Ya I knew I wanted to make a quiet build and knew the p182 was suppose to be good for this but it actually wasn't until after I purchased the components (except for fans and heatsin...
by logscool
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 32535

I would love to see a component list and list of temps.
Looks like a great silent build though!
by logscool
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 W/ Mugen2
Replies: 15
Views: 5801

Hi, On another thread, someone mentioned that his GPU temp went down after turning off the front intake fan -- maybe you can try this? I am actually not that concerned with the temps as these are perfectly fine temps for a GPU I am far more concerned with dust and I fear that if I remove the front ...
by logscool
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 W/ Mugen2
Replies: 15
Views: 5801

Have you considered trimming down those two tiny plastic doors on the front panel that cover the filters?
I don't really want to do anything irreversible to the case quite yet but I am sure that would increase airflow.
by logscool
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 W/ Mugen2
Replies: 15
Views: 5801

The Mugen2 works great it was not that hard to install as long as you get someone to help you. I was able to get some temps with stock Intel cooler before any modifications such as tape, fan location, and fans were made the only modification that had already been made was to the lower chamber the fa...