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by wouterr5
Wed May 14, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX
Replies: 48
Views: 31930

Re: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX

I hope Seasonic would shorten the cable length ..... No one is going to use such a small footprint PSU for bottom-mounted ATX case. (...) You can't stop me! Bought this one 1 year ago from the Czech Republic (shipping to the Netherlands was almost as much as the price of the PSU, still cheaper than...
by wouterr5
Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD & Asus DirectCU Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Cards
Replies: 51
Views: 22967

Re: AMD & Asus DirectCU Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Cards

Maybe it's already been mentioned, but how do you guys check the fan speed in RPM? MSI Afterburner, Speedfan, and the default Catalyst control panel all give no information. Edit: GPU-Z works fine, and also shows the VRM temps and GPU amperage :) Still doesn't show in other software though, maybe it...
by wouterr5
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stereo amp for MP3 players
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Stereo amp for MP3 players

What, you mean something like all those T-amps on ebay? :D (like http://cgi.ebay.nl/TA2024-Tripath-Class-T-Power-Amplifier-Digital-Amp-/320633136880?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Amplifiers&hash=item4aa73966f0) Don't know if small amplifiers like you describe are sold in regular audio store...
by wouterr5
Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: UPS For Seasonic X-650
Replies: 6
Views: 3352

Re: UPS For Seasonic X-650

The x-650, like most modern PSU's, uses active PFC. That's why there's no longer a switch on the back for choosing between 110-230 volts, the PFC circuitry takes care of sudden drops in voltage, and buffers the voltage so that the current is pulled in form of a sinewave. So, you don't need a pure si...
by wouterr5
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Buzzing is driving me nuts!
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Re: Buzzing is driving me nuts!

Checking what's causing the buzzing shouldn't be that hard? Use Furmark to stress your GPU, Prime95 to check your CPU, and use them combined - if the buzzing only occurs with CPU or GPU, it's the MB or the GPU, if it occurs with both and the buzzing is exactly the same, it probably is the PSU.
by wouterr5
Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent cooler videocard GTX 9800
Replies: 7
Views: 2076

Re: Silent cooler videocard GTX 9800

Did you already try the enclosed ULNA adapter? If so, did it help much?
by wouterr5
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Very limited cooling, very loud, need to replace a few thing
Replies: 18
Views: 4471

Re: Very limited cooling, very loud, need to replace a few t

Have you already removed the front 5,25'' bay covers yet? (things you remove when installing DVD-drive) See how much effect it has - maybe it's also worth trying to remove the left side panel, as your case has no intake at the front. Like mentioned, more airflow wouldn't hurt, the most hardcore solu...
by wouterr5
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fan Distance from Passive Card ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Fan Distance from Passive Card ?

It probably doesn't need much airflow, yet only a front-fan might not be enough: When we look at temperatures the GT 430 performs well in a case with good airflow. It should be noted however that the card does require good ventilation and air moving past it as when this is removed we see temperature...
by wouterr5
Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: -12V on PC power supply!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: -12V on PC power supply!!!

Nowadays, there's very little that uses the -12 volt. Only modems use it, and the serial port makes its own -12 volt from 5 volt. Even the audio chip on your motherboard only uses positive voltages :D
by wouterr5
Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: lower voltage on the chassi fan of Silverstone Grandia GD05B
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: lower voltage on the chassi fan of Silverstone Grandia G

For fans that come with a Molex adaptor, it is a good solution - but looking at the specifications and photos of the gd05, it looks like that's not the case :)
by wouterr5
Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Back in action
Replies: 11
Views: 2136

Re: Back in action

Is there a chance that fellow silencers can view your Bachelor thesis? :) Sounds quite interesting - also, what study do you do where you get to write something about noisy workstations? :shock: Sociology? Psychology? Electrical engineering? :)

Welcome back!
by wouterr5
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 570 / GTX 580 / HD 6970 quiet on air (water maybe) ?
Replies: 16
Views: 8684

Re: GTX 570 / GTX 580 / HD 6970 quiet on air (water maybe) ?

With the reference designs currently on the market, you'll at least have to replace the heatsink, as they all look something like this: http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/348/images/Image_12S.jpg When custom cooler designs hit the market, you can limit the modding to a minimum by buying a Kama...
by wouterr5
Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Katana 3 + Scythe S-FLEX SFF92B Cooling Sempron 140
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

Re: Scythe Katana 3 + Scythe S-FLEX SFF92B Cooling Sempron

If you enable PWM control and set it to 'silent' or something like that in your bios, the fan speed will never reach 2000 RPM... With a CPU like that and 1200 RPM casefans you could probably even run it fanless :P, my guess is that the Katana 3-fan won't have to spin faster than 1000 RPM, which will...
by wouterr5
Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Please help me with Which 120mm Noctua Fans please
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: Please help me with Which 120mm Noctua Fans please

Have you removed those fan grills that Lian-Li uses already? They are very restrictive, and make the fans noisy. Also, what are the temps? In my experience, a few of those Nexus fans create almost a wind tunnel. If you stick a temperature sensor (or your hand) in the case, does it feel hot or does i...
by wouterr5
Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coil whine issue - Not solved - tried 4 different PSU's
Replies: 11
Views: 2113

Re: Coil whine issue - Not solved - tried 4 different PSU's

You could try to determine if the whining is produced by the CPU/MB or GPU by testing these components separately. So, use Intel Burn Test to see if stressing your CPU makes an audible difference, then test with ATItool/Furmark if stressing your graphics card is making the noise. If you still don't ...
by wouterr5
Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest setting for fans on AC Twin Turbo Pro?
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Quietest setting for fans on AC Twin Turbo Pro?

You should use a PWM --> voltage converter, so that it has the full 12 volt blast when needed but can be passive in idle :D But, other than this solution, there are plenty of ways to do this. You could put a resistor in series with the 12 volt coming from the graphics card. However, this will mostly...
by wouterr5
Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo
Replies: 9
Views: 2278

Re: Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo

Those electronic parts on the backside of the motherboard - do they look like those things in this image? http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u90693/11_mountblock_full.jpg If so, they're capacitors, and if they short-circuit or get crushed, you might very well have a problem, as they're used to smooth ou...
by wouterr5
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: [ADVICE NEEDED] Watercooling i5-760 and GTX 470 in SUGO SG05
Replies: 2
Views: 2884

Re: [ADVICE NEEDED] Watercooling i5-760 and GTX 470 in SUGO

Wanting to use watercooling not for the l33t uber-OC coolness but for the practicality of it seems a bit odd to me. (That case is more holes than metal btw :shock:) http://www.legitreviews.com/images/news/2008/silverstone_sugo.jpg You could use aircooling - A 25€ Big Shuriken, a €10 PWM-fan paired w...
by wouterr5
Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Looking for 2 2.5" silent drives to run in RAID0 config
Replies: 27
Views: 5106

Re: Looking for 2 2.5" silent drives to run in RAID0 config

I hope it will be VERY fast. 7200RPM x 2 = 14400 RPM in RAID0 - Striping. I can then compete with SSD This is more like it: http://tweakers.net/ext/i/productsurvey/14044/11252.png http://tweakers.net/ext/i/productsurvey/14044/11251.png The acces time can sometimes even go up in RAID 0, the only thi...
by wouterr5
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU, GPU noise?
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: CPU, GPU noise?

According to the screenshot, your CPU fan is running at 2000 rpm... At idle, it should be well below that :) But, from the SPCR review of the AMD stock fans and my personal experience, it'll probably not go any lower than that. You could try to remove the stock AMD fan, and hang the Nexus PWM fan on...
by wouterr5
Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Building my new rig : why undervolt? Seems dumb.
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

Re: Building my new rig : why undervolt? Seems dumb.

For controlling fan speeds with temperature, using speedfan: http://unitstep.net/blog/2007/11/02/using-speedfan-to-automatically-control-your-pcs-fan-speeds/ From what i've found out getting a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 fan to work on a 4870 and a 9600 GT, the pinout of the little fan connector is the...
by wouterr5
Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Introducution....wanabe silent cosmos 1000
Replies: 26
Views: 7549

Re: Introducution....wanabe silent cosmos 1000

Re-installing a motherboard is a PITA indeed. From the reviews that I've read, there's indeed no need to remove the motherboard from the case - but then again, do you want to pay €10 more for a worse performing heatsink, with a worse performing fan compared to a Mugen 2 :) Then again, they both have...
by wouterr5
Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive CPU Cooling
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

Re: Passive CPU Cooling

Wow, 61 views and zero replies :shock: Never tried it, but 2 harddisks in a HTPC might be too much of a good thing. With the way HDD's are mounted in that case: http://lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/upload/image/c50/c50-17.jpg you could get all kinds of humming caused by subtle speed differences. And, if...
by wouterr5
Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 40mm fans w/auto temperature control
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: 40mm fans w/auto temperature control

For a product that probably doesn't consume more than 6 watts at idle, 2 fans at full blast sound a bit overkill indeed - slowing them down would be the appropiate thing to do. The thing is, some people strongly advise against temperature-regulated cooling, such as this guy on Anandtech: The OP is n...
by wouterr5
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Should We Consider Xigmatek NRP-PC402?
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Judging by the amount of reviews, it looks like Xigmatek's PR department has been working overtime with sending out this thing to reviewers - Madshrimps, overclockersclub, hardwarelabs.de, Technic3D - maybe even SPCR :twisted: On overclockersclub, they say it's: 994 RPM @ 0 W 1027 RPM @ 110 W 1065 R...
by wouterr5
Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X-650 vs S12II 520w noisewise?
Replies: 10
Views: 4416

So I tried replacing the fan on my Seasonic S12II 520w, since the one built in was getting noisy. However none of the fans I tried as a replacement would spin up at the low voltages the controller feeds them. And that's a problem because? :) If the heatsinks in your PSU heat up enough, your fan wil...
by wouterr5
Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cooling an AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black
Replies: 4
Views: 707

What's wrong with a Mugen 2? It's the same price as a mini-ninja(30€), and you don't have to replace the fan on it, while performing a whole lot better :)
by wouterr5
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Quieting] Elite 360 Case
Replies: 4
Views: 996

I hope you're not planning to remove the fan from THAT psu, it will probably fry itself :? It's also old and inefficient, i doubt that it will be a good upgrade from your current PSU. On your CPU heatsink: i just looked up the case, and it probably hasn't room for heatsinks with big fans (many of th...
by wouterr5
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Quieting] Elite 360 Case
Replies: 4
Views: 996

LOL :D You haven't read this: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1063-page8.html yet about SilenX power supplies? It has terrible whine, no connectors for video cards, an efficiency below 80% and at a load greater than 250W you risk damaging components because of the ripple. But hey, for only 40$,...
by wouterr5
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Budget of £600 for self-build
Replies: 19
Views: 3974

the Phenom is a good choice - too bad they pair a ATI 5550 with it, that card really isn't powerful at all... Oh and they probably hard-mounted the HDD in that case - which makes every hard drive noisy. All in all, you're probably better off with a DIY pc, if the prices in UK are anywhere near EU pr...