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by Just an ordinary rabbit
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Funky AIO touchscreen PC for parts/project (UK)
Replies: 0
Views: 2478

FS: Funky AIO touchscreen PC for parts/project (UK)

I've got an all in one touchscreen pc for sale, but I'm selling for parts/project as some caps on the motherboard are beginning to fail, although it's currently working fine. Would make a good kids PC as the case is very sturdy, or a project if someone fancies a challenge ;) Spec: 2.4GHz Pentium 4, ...
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950
Replies: 17
Views: 11534

Re: Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950

What about building a duct to allow a big fan (or an array of smaller fans) to blow air into the front of the case?
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent ATX case with top-to-bottom 5.25" drives
Replies: 10
Views: 4592

Re: Silent ATX case with top-to-bottom 5.25" drives

That nexus case seems to be based on the Coolermaster Centurion 590, which is now discontinued, but you might still be able to find it somewhere for less than the nexus prominent case.
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does anyone make fan vent covers?
Replies: 10
Views: 3866

Re: Does anyone make fan vent covers?

I have the same case, I've swapped the side panels round (so that the two large openings are against the motherboard tray). I just used duct tape to cover the other openings - it works fine and hasn't fallen off like I thought it might.
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: TT Elements V case, probably not for us (just for laughs)
Replies: 11
Views: 13941

Re: TT Elements V case, probably not for us (just for laughs

...and continuing in a similar vein, this mouse looks rather cool
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua to use Active Noise Cancellation in new Fan
Replies: 49
Views: 74426

Re: Noctua to use Active Noise Cancellation in new Fan

I think that the fan is based on the similar principles to this:
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Sat May 19, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 24" monitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 3176

Re: 24" monitor?

My Acer V243H (similar to the V243HAObd on your list) buzzes when the brightness is below 98% :(
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Where do I start, Toshiba? Fujitsu?
Replies: 4
Views: 2102

Re: Where do I start, Toshiba? Fujitsu?

Have you tried cleaning the heatsink or replacing it's thermal paste? If it's clogged with dust, or the thermal paste between it and the CPU has dried up then the CPU will run hot, causing the fan to spin unusually fast.
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: WARNING to 7V fan modders
Replies: 5
Views: 2357

Re: A WARNING TO YOU ALL

Why use this method? Because it only takes a couple of minutes and doesn't cost anything :) My motherboard can only control the CPU fan, and I only wanted the fan running a bit slower so didn't want to bother buying a fan controller for it. Accidentally wiring the PSU's +5V into the motherboard's g...
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8070

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

There is a case similar to what you want to build: Chieftec BL-01B . Here's a review by overclockersclub . In summary: interesting case, loud fans. Where does it say loud fans? 800RPM should be fairly quiet. I doubt that case could manage the heat of a high end gaming PC though, it appears to be de...
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8070

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

I was thinking along the lines of wooden barriers. Somebody used them before in a HTPC build that was built into a TV unit, but I can't find it to give you a link. They probably wouldn't be of much use unless your system was pretty quiet (all fans <1000RPM), but in that case then the HDD would be lo...
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8070

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

If you moved the HDD closer to the PSU then you could lose the lower intake fan (and possibly also install a noise-reducing barrier). Make sure all the PSU cables are long enough when designing and building the case. I know its common sense but its easy to overlook the difference a wee bit of cable ...
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fan choices, horizontally mounted
Replies: 52
Views: 23145

Re: 140mm fan choices, horizontally mounted

Has anyone tried the BitFenix Spectre fans?
The Non-LED 140mm Spectre runs at 1000RPM on 12v (should undervolt to a nice quiet speed), Fluid Dynamic Bearing so no issues with horizonal mounting, and very importantly, cheap! (I can get them in the UK for £5! :) )
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: WARNING to 7V fan modders
Replies: 5
Views: 2357

WARNING to 7V fan modders

Most of you will be familiar with the 7V mod, and the accompanying possibility of damaging the PSU. However, there is little talk of other dangers, specifically; what happens when the 7v mod is used when the fan's molex adapter also has a male 3 pin attached to the motherboard with a ground wire on ...
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cisco PIX 515 Replacement Fan
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: Cisco PIX 515 Replacement Fan

Is this it? You could replace or slow down the current fan, though it is extremely cramped so it would probably still be too noisy. If you have space you could cut a hole in the top and mount a larger, slower fan outside of the case. A 120mm fan, for example, could shift the same amount of air while...
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whining Components
Replies: 128
Views: 247417

Re: Whining Components

I might give some blu-tak a go first, I'd prefer to avoid sealing the entire coils in glue/silicon for fear of overheating them.
I'll post back when I get time to experiment some more.
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whining Components
Replies: 128
Views: 247417

Re: Whining Components

The VRM toroids on my Asrock K10N78FullHD-hSLI mobo squeal a lot when the machine is idle. When folding@home runs they 'beep' regularly (about 1 beep per second). When under heavy load, they stop making the annoying high pitched noise, but if you listen very very carefully you can still hear them ch...
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PCI Fan or upgrade case fans in order to cool PCI card?
Replies: 7
Views: 1903

Re: PCI Fan or upgrade case fans in order to cool PCI card?

I would expect that you should be able to undervolt most PCI blower type fans, although I have no idea what they will sound like, especially the really cheap ones which will probably have noisy bearings.
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PCI Fan or upgrade case fans in order to cool PCI card?
Replies: 7
Views: 1903

Re: PCI Fan or upgrade case fans in order to cool PCI card?

Can you move the Ceton card into a different slot? If so, maybe try experimenting to see if it runs cooler in different positions. Adding a blower-type fan (or 2?) exhausting air in between the cards would probably help a good deal, although I don't know how you would find a quiet one, there aren't ...
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Molex-PWM splitter
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Molex-PWM splitter

Something like this ? That splits the PWM signal 3 ways, but draws the power from the PSU. One issue that might annoy some people is that all 3 PWM leads are all attached to the one plug, so you will have 3 wires surrounding the CPU_fan header on your mobo. If that was likely to bother you then you ...
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: EVGA Classified SR-2 Case (designed not to be too loud)
Replies: 7
Views: 3958

Re: EVGA Classified SR-2 Case (designed not to be too loud)

Can I ask what your client plans to do with 37 5.25-inch drivebays? :o :o :o

I think you should sit a SFF PC next to it for size comparison. In fact, you could probably hide a few in there without anyone noticing. :D
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Introducution....wanabe silent cosmos 1000
Replies: 26
Views: 7986

Re: Introducution....wanabe silent cosmos 1000

Those temps are pretty cool!
its dead silent (except for psu and hdd noise, but i can silence that only with buying new one)
...unless you suspend the HDDs, and if your PSU is too noisy you could try a good old fashioned fan swap.
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The best and [easiest] way to lower voltage?
Replies: 10
Views: 2068

Re: The best and [easiest] way to lower voltage?

But I can't control the fans connected to my power supply can I? Just in some not common and often rather inefficient way, afaik. The most often used one is to detach the PSU fan cable from its socket, take it outside the PSU, maybe using an extension, and then connecting it to a motherboard header...
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Introducution....wanabe silent cosmos 1000
Replies: 26
Views: 7986

Re: Introducution....wanabe silent cosmos 1000

PSUs usually make a low whooshing noise due to air turbulence inside the PSU, try sticking something (non conductive!) into the fan for a few seconds to determine if it is the PSU.
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The best and [easiest] way to lower voltage?
Replies: 10
Views: 2068

Re: The best and [easiest] way to lower voltage?

To undervolt fans connected directly to PSU to get either 5V or 7V: • The 5V and 7V tricks: Do-it-yourselfers often tap into the voltage lines available from any PSU. Three conveniently available voltages can be obtained from the standard 4-pin Molex connector: 12V (yellow), 5V (red), and 7V (the di...
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: TT Elements V case, probably not for us (just for laughs)
Replies: 11
Views: 13941

Re: TT Elements V case, probably not for us (just for laughs

The ThermalTake Elements T case is also interesting. It doesn't have any ridiculously fast fans but clicky here, select 'Feature' then 'TtXGameShield' and you will notice that it has a security lock fro lanpartys!
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: So who likes the new format?
Replies: 18
Views: 4077

Re: So who likes the new format?

I have also just accidentally fallen victim to the save button :(

Maybe put a bigger gap between the Save button and the other 2?
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: TT Elements V case, probably not for us (just for laughs)
Replies: 11
Views: 13941

Re: TT Elements V case, probably not for us (just for laughs

What about a rack on top to hold a frying pan or something, because if you really need a 120mm fan going at 5200 rpm to keep your graphics card cool, there must be an incredible amount of heat coming from the system. Or if they added another of those "Ultra-high performance Delta" monstrosities to t...
by Just an ordinary rabbit
Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which PSU for Antec 300?
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Re: Which PSU for Antec 300?

I've moved my system into the CoolerMaster 590 with the Seasonic S12 380W. The Seasonic is nice and quiet, the stock CM case fans aren't brilliant (rear fan was ticking but this stopped when I mounted it horizontally). I can't hear them at 5v but they don't move much air so I'm hoping to 7v them at ...