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by webs0r
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler
Replies: 26
Views: 30145

Re: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler

It's unfortunate you guys felt like you had to waste your time reviewing this silly thing. But thanks for doing it anyway. I don't think its a waste of time! It's important to have a baseline. You can compare your awesome cooler to what you would have had if you didn't spend those x dollars. On thi...
by webs0r
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Thermalr
Replies: 84
Views: 36252

Re: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Ther

Yay! Fans were well tested and it was a thorough review! When will more fans be tested!? :D :D
by webs0r
Sun May 20, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 119740

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

My cpu idle at 0.6 something as well. But we don't have a special processor, we're just talking about idle, while you are talking about load. From your link: "The lowest voltage my processor would run at while under full load was 0.900 volts". Oh I see. Hm well it is strange, I did note down AIDA64...
by webs0r
Thu May 17, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 119740

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

Hm all my reported voltages were AIDA64 voltages, not BIOS voltages. Maybe its something special with your motherboard? I had the same experience as here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5763/undervolting-and-overclocking-on-ivy-bridge Where I had instability below 0.9V. Unless you have a special proc...
by webs0r
Mon May 14, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 119740

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

Yes it is best to clarify but have a look at mine below, it probably is the stock. faugusztin I don't expect the lowest idle voltage has changed that much compared to sandy - don't get your hopes up. From what I've read on the Interwebs it seems ivy has trouble with anything <0.9V. Maybe an effect o...
by webs0r
Fri May 11, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 119740

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

nizer wrote:Were you able to control the fans or not? I understand you could read the temps.
No.
Don't worry though, fan Xpert is better than speedfan with respect to fan control (well the ability to define a fan response) - you will get your silence.
by webs0r
Thu May 10, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 119740

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

Websur - Is speedfan able to control the fans, or is it only the fan xpert software? And is it really true that it only can regulate according to the cpu temp? I mean, usually my northbridge (NB) chip is the hottest (but with ivy bridge that shouldn't be a problem as it is integrated in the cpu :))...
by webs0r
Wed May 09, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 119740

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

Why only Fan Xpert 2 for premium products? Why? (I know, a reason to buy their premium main boards). But I'd wish that Fan Xpert would be part of all their current-gen main boards! I got the bog standard ASUS P8Z77-V and it supports Fan Xpert. It perhaps just has less fan headers, but you can sorto...
by webs0r
Wed May 09, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 119740

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

Great! Thanks for this, was looking forward to some coverage on the new features. I can't help but think how precise the control can be outside the OS level though, say if I weren't running Windows? =P. Do you basically only lose the dynamic calibration of the specific fans? Or are you strictly lim...
by webs0r
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
Replies: 61
Views: 49243

Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR

Congrats Mike :)
Wishing you another 10 fantastic years!
by webs0r
Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved
Replies: 57
Views: 33553

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

Quick read, I'm a bit baffled :shock:
Heat rises up but the intake fan is on top and blows down?

Best to compare to the venerable Antec mini-P180 - quiet and huge airflow with that 200 mm fan when undervolted, which exhausts up!
by webs0r
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers
Replies: 31
Views: 10986

Re: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers

I always thought that water cooling did not stack up against a good air cooled setup with the noise perspective thrown in.

Good to see confirmation.
by webs0r
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 24 hard drive bay "near-silent" server build
Replies: 12
Views: 10557

Re: 24 hard drive bay "near-silent" server build

This is the intake side of the 120mm fan plan, with the Noctuas soft mounted. http://sharonj81.customer.netspace.net.au/albums/content/images/large/P1060436.jpg You can see the 3x AOC-SASLP-MV8 here. Something to bear in mind, is they produce a lot of heat. I think this is generally true for both HB...
by webs0r
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 24 hard drive bay "near-silent" server build
Replies: 12
Views: 10557

Re: 24 hard drive bay "near-silent" server build

Some more pics: These were the original 80mm DELTA fans, including the original 80mm fan plane that came with the case. These are ferocious little fans. I just played with one, plugging it into the PSU while the system was going and it scared the crap of out me as the air pressure moved it across th...
by webs0r
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 24 hard drive bay "near-silent" server build
Replies: 12
Views: 10557

Re: 24 hard drive bay "near-silent" server build

Hehehe sorry guys. I probably won't need to have all bays filled for a few years... ;) On the power topic, one could go even lower than what I've got, provided you make something less expandable. I think my base mobo + CPU idle was around 55W. I got this motherboard because it supports 2x PCIex8 and...
by webs0r
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 24 bay file server build in gallery
Replies: 0
Views: 3004

24 bay file server build in gallery

Hi guys just posted this in the gallery if you're interested.

24 hard drive bays and quiet.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=62036
by webs0r
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 24 hard drive bay "near-silent" server build
Replies: 12
Views: 10557

24 hard drive bay "near-silent" server build

Hi guys, thought I'd post a pic up now that I've finally shaved off another few decibels of noise. It really is pretty darn quiet for a 24 bay server build, I haven't seen many silence focused large bay builds yet. Made this back in November 2010 but only just added the fan controller. I thought I'd...
by webs0r
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Soundscience Rockus 3D | 2.1 by Antec
Replies: 29
Views: 11552

Re: Soundscience Rockus 3D | 2.1 by Antec

Ooh cool. Thanks for the review Mike. It's always nice to see a review of "cheap" computer speakers against their bigger brethren. I have this feeling that one day someone might make a killer of a product that costs a tenth of the price of the equivalent "hi-fi" product but with close to the same pe...
by webs0r
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Gold AX850 PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 9267

Thanks for the review.

I'm thinking of grabbing one of these for a file server build now.
by webs0r
Wed May 19, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Test System, 2010
Replies: 89
Views: 32872

Nomnomnom great article. Looking forward to more fan reviews :) Interesting bit on heatsink selection. Do less tightly spaced fins lead to the same cooling performance as tightly spaced fins, but with more "fan selection" leeway? I previously thought that maybe the tighter spaced fins would lead to ...
by webs0r
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung UN55B7100 55" LED HDTV
Replies: 39
Views: 17680

Talking about power - one annoying thing is when my PC goes into monitor powersave mode - the TV doesn't just blank the screen and save power. It shows a stupid box saying no signal that moves around the screen.. blah, a waste.
by webs0r
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung UN55B7100 55" LED HDTV
Replies: 39
Views: 17680

Hi Mike, good to see you took the plunge! I got one of these December 2008. In Australia, I'm not sure, but it might be the same as the series 9 LED TVs - same as mine though I think from your photos it looks thinner. Stunning display though. My tips: - go to avsforum and pick out video settings tha...
by webs0r
Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SMART temperature monitoring preventing HD idle spin down
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

SMART temperature monitoring preventing HD idle spin down

Hi all, Hoping someone can help me achieve this: 1. Have my HDs spin down while idle 2. Be able to monitor temps while spun down Running speedfan (or other temp monitoring proggy, HWMonitor etc) prevents the drives from spinning down. If I exit speedfan, let the drives spin down, then launch speedfa...
by webs0r
Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EADS First Impressions
Replies: 8
Views: 8729

WD20EADS First Impressions

Hi Just put in a WD20EADS into my HTPC+server box (weird combination I know, it will be split out at some point in the future). Just quickly, in terms of: Quietness At idle it seems just as quiet as the WD10EADS, by which I mean I cannot hear them with my ear next to the open door of my MiniP180 ove...
by webs0r
Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EADS seek noise?
Replies: 11
Views: 4595

Wow I just put my ear right next to the open front door of my HTPC/server case after initiating a copy from WD6400AAKS -> WD10EADS. I could hear seeks, but they were so quiet... and I didn't know which drive was seeking. IMO both are very quiet. I would expect the WD10EADS to be quieter still though...
by webs0r
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Windows Home Server review?
Replies: 34
Views: 20280

To add my 2c: (maybe first post on SPCR but been lurking!!!) I've bolded the bits most relevant to spcr. I made a weird box recently that actually had 2 goals: - Simple file server - HTPC (as it sits next to the 55" sammy) - (and is silent from 1m where i am!) In the future I will split the goals an...