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by chico1st
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3367

Re: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?

I was using the case mount at the front of the P182. So the distance was pretty big... many inches or a foot. But i ducted the VGA area (to seperate it from the CPU area) so i thought there would be enough air flow which there wasn't. I am currently trying bringing the fan closer as well as using a ...
by chico1st
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3367

Re: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?

i hadn't thought of bringing the fan closer, thats a good idea.

did you have to glue/tape that foam down that holds the fan?

do you use your top fan? I currently have my CPU air ported out with a push-pull so i need the top exhaust but I was curious.
by chico1st
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU
Replies: 42
Views: 14813

Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

OK i picked up the TP650 and it is quite nice! Thanks so much everyone for the help. My rig is pretty nice right now! I put quite a lot of traffic through the SPCR website and for good reason :) I recommend it to all my friends. I admit i did miss that EA430/430D thing, whoops. the EA-380D has a 4-p...
by chico1st
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU
Replies: 42
Views: 14813

Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

@quest the EA-380D has a 4-pin, at least the 430W or whatever SPCR reviewed had a 4 pin. I imagine i wont OC it enough to be an issue but It's still worrysome. To diagnose parts, i just buy replacements and return them, its usually a 5% re-stocking fee, which is pretty cheap. Its a pain though, you ...
by chico1st
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU
Replies: 42
Views: 14813

Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

wow i hadn't seen the review for the TP-750. I just tossed that one into my list because i wasn't sure about it. Unexpected but welcome! My X3-440 TDP is 95W which is probably fine on the 4-pin, OCing it on the 4 pin is probably fine too, but makes me wary. I have a M5A97 (brand new yay) which is AM...
by chico1st
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU
Replies: 42
Views: 14813

Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

huh, so my earthwatts platinum showed up DOA im going to return it (and maybe not get the same) and I was wondering what else you guys thought would be good. I see all of the previously recommended PSUs but some are very expensive or not available nearby. I have now learned what you guys meant by "q...
by chico1st
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3367

Re: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?

i was hoping to gain 2 things from this: more space for pci etc cards (esp if i go crossfire) fewer fans I know you can put fans on the S1 but then it turns into a 3 slot card. Right now I have the same and a fan bringing air into that GPU space, if I go crossfire then that would be 3 fans in the GP...
by chico1st
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3367

Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?

Hi there I was wondering if anyone had any luck with using side case fans blowing over some of the large Accellero S1/S2? I had previously tried to use the front middle fan on my P182 ( by the GPU) to blow air over my passive accellero with my 5770 but it didn't work out. I attempted using baffles e...
by chico1st
Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU
Replies: 42
Views: 14813

Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

also what would make the earthwatts green better than the earthwatts platinum... would the benefit be in the voltage regulation/ripple?
by chico1st
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU
Replies: 42
Views: 14813

Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

@Quest: nono i know cheap psus are bad. but is there any point in paying for <1% tolerances on the voltage rails? Also are you saying you think i would be better off with the antec earth watts vs the earthwatts platinum even though they are almost the same price? ie. a fan swapped earthwatts 80+ wou...
by chico1st
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU
Replies: 42
Views: 14813

Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

so i found this on sale down the road from me: Antec EA-450 EarthWatts Platinum 450W 80Plus Platinum Certified Continuous Power Supply http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_444&item_id=048561 for 70$ a 80+ Platinum sounds pretty good (its only +5$ for each 100W increase) But my qu...
by chico1st
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU
Replies: 42
Views: 14813

Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

I was wondering what people thought of the: Enermax (EPR625AWT II) PRO82+ II 625W Power Supply http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_826&item_id=032346 In comparison to the Seasonic M12II Bronze? mainly in terms of sound levels, i dont need 625W so thats not a benefit to me. With ...
by chico1st
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU
Replies: 42
Views: 14813

Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

I see you recommendation for nexus PSUs but they are hard to find! Any other recommended brands? Ideally I would use Newegg, but tiger direct and canada computer are ok too. I dont see any seasonic X series but this one is on sale http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093 I see ...
by chico1st
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: beginning to suspect PSU for coil whine
Replies: 6
Views: 2748

Re: beginning to suspect PSU for coil whine

PSUs often whine but pretty much every component (except ram i think) has the ability to start whining. I have fixed a lot of whining/broken PSUs and its usually a cap that has blown or degraded (if you open the case you can often see this!) letting noise into an inductor/transformer. The caps can b...
by chico1st
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU
Replies: 42
Views: 14813

Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

My PSU seems to have given up the ghost and I'm looking for a new one. I have a X3 440 with an ATI 5770 I ran my system into a PSU calculator (with a ATI5870 incase i upgrade) and it recommended a 520W PSU (assuming 30% degredation which is fair because I'de want to keep my PSU for a long time). htt...
by chico1st
Mon May 30, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5770 + Accelero S1 Mod: Which fan to use?
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

5770 + Accelero S1 Mod: Which fan to use?

My 5770 has a mode where you cut some fins and bend the heat pipe. Like this http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling/625281-radeon-5770-accelero-s2-rev1-how.html I was wondering if i should pair this with the turbo module or just with a 120 mm fan. The advantage of the turbo module is that it seems lik...
by chico1st
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan curves: I can make them
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

Re: Fan curves: I can make them

sorry i didnt come to the forum for a while because the thread hadn't had any activity. How about a picture of your setup? I cant post pictures as this is my setup at work. I'm allowed to use it for whatever but I doubt i can post pictures of the setup, work secrets i suppose. 1. Accuracy on absolut...
by chico1st
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone else not liking Gentle Typhoons?
Replies: 23
Views: 8467

Re:

Ball bearings have small points of contact compared to sleeve bearings. As a result they don't tolerate shipping as well as to sleeve fans. Oh please! this could be the biggest load of crap you've ever posted here . Do you know anything about bearings? Ball bearings are made from precision ground, ...
by chico1st
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan curves: I can make them
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

Fan curves: I can make them

Hello I just thought everyone should know that I have a calibrated wind tunnel that I can use to make fan curves (which are curves plotting fans airflow output across different system backpressures). I dont have any fans of note that are worth testing but at some point i plan to test some a slipstre...
by chico1st
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: static pressure, slipstream and s-flex
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: static pressure, slipstream and s-flex

but people on this board seem to have a collective assessment that s-flex has higher static pressure than the slipstream
when you say this do you think people are talking somewhat higher pressure than the slipstream 20% ish
or double the pressure?
by chico1st
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Low voltage 120mm fan
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Low voltage 120mm fan

running it off a solar panel, but I have found out when its overcast the voltage drops a surprising amount 2.2Volts ish
by chico1st
Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: fan/pressure needed for Accelero S1
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: fan/pressure needed for Accelero S1

hmm interesting, is that with a 120mm nexus or 92 mm?

also wouldnt mounting those fans horizontally be a bad idea? the nexus have sleeves right?
by chico1st
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: fan/pressure needed for Accelero S1
Replies: 5
Views: 621

fan/pressure needed for Accelero S1

i was wondering what fans people have put on their Accelero S1's and been satisfied with.
I know the fin spacing is quite wide so probably could get away with using a slipstream/nexus (maybe even a slipstream slim with very low pressure).
Or did people get better results with an SFlex/gentle typhoon?
by chico1st
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: static pressure, slipstream and s-flex
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: static pressure, slipstream and s-flex

wow looking around the forum its very confusing about the gentle typhoons lots of info and much of it contradicts, they sound enticing though. As a reference point i find the Tricool at 5V too noisy, i get the feeling the GT fits into that catagory. but im not sure so i have no idea what to do... ar...
by chico1st
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Low voltage 120mm fan
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Low voltage 120mm fan

Hi there im wondering if anyone knows of a very low voltage 120mm fan thats easy to find. I know one of the slipstreams (800rpm i think) starts at 2.5V.

Does anyone know of a fan with a lower starting voltage?
I dont really care much about airflow and noise for this.
by chico1st
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: static pressure, slipstream and s-flex
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: static pressure, slipstream and s-flex

are the typhoons quiet as well?
i just feel like my slipstreams pull no air through my dust filters (i know many people say to get rid of dust filters but I like them).
by chico1st
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: static pressure, slipstream and s-flex
Replies: 5
Views: 644

static pressure, slipstream and s-flex

does anyone know the static pressure or fan curves for an s-flex compared to a slipstream?
I get the feeling that slipstreams have very low static pressure but i dont have an s-flex to compare.
by chico1st
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Slim fan+low voltage start
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Slim fan+low voltage start

Depending on how you power maybe not enough current available, battery, power supply or capacitor has enough current
by chico1st
Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Noise reduction kit... Good deal FYI
Replies: 0
Views: 782

Noise reduction kit... Good deal FYI

This looks like a really good deal for anyone looking for rubber screws etc.

http://www.xoxide.com/noise-reduction-kit-uvred.html
by chico1st
Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: soft mounting a fan creates standoff
Replies: 2
Views: 695

soft mounting a fan creates standoff

If I soft mount a fan it stands off the case a bit, which it is supposed to do. But wont that cause a loss of airflow through my case?

do you plug that standoff?