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by utc_pyro
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent but Speedy Homer Sever
Replies: 6
Views: 5753

I borrowed a Scythe Kaze fan controller to test something, but I've no idea how to use the thermal sensors. They have a clear plastic tube around them. Is that just protection for shipping or are they meant to be used that way? Can you tape them directly to metal or are they designed to only measur...
by utc_pyro
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent but Speedy Homer Sever
Replies: 6
Views: 5753

Silent but Speedy Homer Sever

I’ve been doing the quiet computing thing for a while, and this is my first rig I’d consider silent. It could be quieter (cutting the fan grills, more HDD dampening), but it runs 24/7 in my closet negating the need to go much further in the silencing. Specs: http://www.utc.edu/Walter-Hooper/side...
by utc_pyro
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Metal or plastic dust filter?
Replies: 10
Views: 3191

i've found that the plastic ones are a lot more effective, though I actually do the filter setup my self. Insted of going out and buying a filter for each fan, you can just fo to walmart and get the materl they use on window AC's to make your own. Did it on my P180 and a few other desktops (replaced...
by utc_pyro
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water cooling in p180 advice/tips
Replies: 3
Views: 3795

The placement of the components in the system doesnt really matter. Yea each component has a pressure drop and the system overall averge pressue will be lower, but taht doesnt actually matter. What matters (from the flow prespective) is the pressure drop across each component. As you only have so mu...
by utc_pyro
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Are LED backlight monitors always quiet?
Replies: 9
Views: 3775

In general, they wont. But that being said, if the power supply inside the monitor has been poorly designed, then there is a chance to still get some noise, but at a much lower pitch. I've personally not run into any monitors that have any noise come the PSU portion, but I’ve had many other comput...