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by Cheetah
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fan recommendation?
Replies: 3
Views: 3355

Re: 140mm fan recommendation?

The case is mounted on the back of a monitor using the VESA mount....so the fan will actually be vertical.

...surely a 140mm would be quieter?
by Cheetah
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fan recommendation?
Replies: 3
Views: 3355

140mm fan recommendation?

I have a build which is in this case: http://resources.mini-box.com/online/ENC-M350/moreimages/M350-Universal-Mini-ITX-enclosure-b2.jpg Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB Scythe Kozuti Samsung Green 8GB (2x4GB) Intel Core i7-3770K Asrock Z77E-ITX 150W Pico PSU + 150W Power Brick Now the only fan is the one on...
by Cheetah
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What do you think on this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Re: What do you think on this?

Probably. You could try a http://www.silentpcreview.com/scythe-kozuti. Overall external height of the case is 62mm & the Kozuti is 40mm. It'd be tight, but I think it would fit. The case claims to be able to fit the stock intel cooler. I have a stock intel cooler that I can measure, but I've no ide...
by Cheetah
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What do you think on this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

What do you think on this?

I am looking to make an ultra compact machine and wanted to know the best way to proceed. I am looking at a 77W TDP IvyBridge CPU....will be using the inbuilt GPU. I want my machine to be as quiet as possible whilst remaining small. I want to use the VESA mount to mount it on the back of my monitor....
by Cheetah
Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is a PicoPSU good enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 3312

Re: Is a PicoPSU good enough?

Abula wrote:If you want higher than the 150W brick, maybe go with the picoPSU-160-XT + 192W Adapter Power Kit
That 192W brick looks good but they are quite expensive in the UK so I was looking to see if there was a cheaper option.
by Cheetah
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is a PicoPSU good enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 3312

Re: Is a PicoPSU good enough?

That's interesting because that CPU is 95W TDP!
by Cheetah
Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is a PicoPSU good enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 3312

Is a PicoPSU good enough?

I am looking to do a build which will include a Ivy Bridge processor and probably a mini-ITX Z77 board. No overclocking will be done. What I am looking at powering: - CPU (77TDP) - Motherboard - 2x DDR3 Dimms - 1x 2.5" SSD - 1x Fan Given that the 160W version of the PicoPSU only has 8A on the 12V ra...
by Cheetah
Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend a quiet exhaust [fan]
Replies: 19
Views: 3962

Did some modding today of the case ready for when I receive my fan. Here is what the rear of the case looks like: http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm74/onlineuploader/th_utf-8BSU1HMDAwNDktMjAwOTA5MDYtMTQwN.jpg As you can see, I'm not the best of modders or the cleanest but I think it should work o...
by Cheetah
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend a quiet exhaust [fan]
Replies: 19
Views: 3962

If I did decide to mod the case (which I am seriously thinking of doing now.) Which fan would you go for? I mean something like this is already pushing twice as much air for the same noise level rating. EDIT: or even this which seems to be even quieter. Also been looking at the Noctua S12-800; this ...
by Cheetah
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend a quiet exhaust [fan]
Replies: 19
Views: 3962

I will have a look at that fan, but that article is 2 years old so has anything else come out in that time which is better?
by Cheetah
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend a quiet exhaust [fan]
Replies: 19
Views: 3962

What are SPCR's thoughts on a fan like the Sharkoon 80mm Silent Eagle 1000rpm.

The airflow is quoted as very little at only 11.4CFM, but it is also quoted at 8.9dbA, which I hope means inaudible to the human ear.

Is that airfow enough though?
by Cheetah
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend a quiet exhaust [fan]
Replies: 19
Views: 3962

Right OK. Did some testing today. Admittedly it was outside the case but I see your point about airflow. What I did was replace the HSF that was on the chipset with the Passive Northbridge cooler I got. Booted up in the bliss of silence. Checked the temperatures and they were very HIGH. Touching the...
by Cheetah
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend a quiet exhaust [fan]
Replies: 19
Views: 3962

Thanks for the quick replies. Based on what you have said previously, do you recommend that I tape up the 40mm fan holes/grill on the back of the case AND the holes on the sides of the case and rely on the intake holes on the front of the case to maintain the airflow? Or would that cause more sound ...
by Cheetah
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend a quiet exhaust [fan]
Replies: 19
Views: 3962

It really depends on what is inside and how much airflow is strictly needed. Might not need to hack away at all! Thanks for the reply. Personally, I think i could probably live without a fan at all but after reading on these forums it was suggested that I should have a fan just to ensure that there...
by Cheetah
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend a quiet exhaust [fan]
Replies: 19
Views: 3962

Just to show you the exhaust area (shaded in red.) Currently has an 80mm fan on there to exhaust the PSU air. I will be getting rid of the PSU completely so it will be an open segment. It also has the 40mm fan exhaust areas and I could punch through the serial port bits aswell... http://i293.photobu...
by Cheetah
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silencing my NAS system
Replies: 3
Views: 1925

So far I have bought the following: picoPSU 120W & 80W transformer - should have plenty of juice for my rig. 10m of 3mm bungee cord - for suspending my hard drives in my 5.5inch bays so I have more space. Will use a bit of bluetach to make them more secure too. Zaward Dual Tower Fanless Northbridge ...
by Cheetah
Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend a quiet exhaust [fan]
Replies: 19
Views: 3962

Recommend a quiet exhaust [fan]

Hi there, I want the quietest fan out there at the moment to exhust air (keep the air flow) in my passive system. There isn't actually anywhere to attach the fan in the system so I will probably suspend it with bungee cord. Could probably fit a 140mm fan in there. Bare in mind that it will be blowin...
by Cheetah
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silencing my NAS system
Replies: 3
Views: 1925

Thanks for the link.

He talks about the picoPSU in that article so I have gone and bought one of those. I got the same one as in the article I think.
by Cheetah
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silencing my NAS system
Replies: 3
Views: 1925

Silencing my NAS system

Hi there, I am looking to make my NAS system as quiet as possible. The idea is basically to have it on 24/7 without too much noise so I can have it in the same room as I sleep in. I wanted a relatively cheap build by realise I need to spend some money making it quiet. Here is the current spec and an...