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by Tetreb
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10434

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

The Revoltec hasn't been reviewed in English it seems. It's regular ATX though.
by Tetreb
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10434

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

The Revoltec Sixty3 is quite nice, I use it with a GTX480 with the big Accelero cooler. It's got space for 140mm fans all around.
by Tetreb
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Building your own fan controller.
Replies: 32
Views: 99280

Re: Building your own fan controller.

Sure, although I'm no electronics expert. This is only for valtage controlled fans, no PWM. I built it for two Noctua 140mm fans and it works very well. If there is a specific question, ask. I assume you can read the electronic schematic on page one. Just be careful to copy the wiring correctly. The...
by Tetreb
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lian Li PC-C50, "passive" tower cooler, or top-down?
Replies: 7
Views: 2555

Re: Lian Li PC-C50, "passive" tower cooler, or top-down?

I think you don't feel the air because the fins create turbulences. The same happened with my case intake fans when I tried mounting them directly onto the side or front panels. So I don't use side panel fans and only got front intake fans where I could hang them two inches back from the intake hole...
by Tetreb
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Side fan causing loud vibration
Replies: 4
Views: 3063

Re: Side fan causing loud vibration

Did you try some spacers from the fan against the cards or something else inside so the panel can't vibrate?
by Tetreb
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Building your own fan controller.
Replies: 32
Views: 99280

Re: Building your own fan controller.

I found and built this controller: http://www.modding-faq.de/index.php?artid=510 It's in German but the project is very simple, if someone needs translation, just ask. This controller also features a capacitor in case fan needs a high starting voltage. If you choose a beefy transistor it can power s...
by Tetreb
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-1050 PSU: Gold at Kilowatt+
Replies: 18
Views: 7877

Re: Seasonic X-1050 PSU: Gold at Kilowatt+

A midrange gaming PC should use about 600W already if you account for aging, so add another graphics card and overclocking and 1000W isn't that ridiculous anymore.
by Tetreb
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-1050 PSU: Gold at Kilowatt+
Replies: 18
Views: 7877

Re: Seasonic X-1050 PSU: Gold at Kilowatt+

Interestingly noise it is much better in the hotbox compared to other PSUs, so it would be suited for hot isolated cases, where it wouldn't draw air directly from outside.
by Tetreb
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm vs 140mm
Replies: 5
Views: 4991

Re: 120mm vs 140mm

The bigger fan should have more airflow at the same RPM. If you lower the speed of the bigger fan to match that of the smaller one, its air flow will drop to that of the smaller one roughly. The starting voltage is a non-issue if you connect it to a fan controller with a capacitor to jumpstart the f...
by Tetreb
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lian Li PC-C50, "passive" tower cooler, or top-down?
Replies: 7
Views: 2555

Re: Lian Li PC-C50, "passive" tower cooler, or top-down?

No problem, about top or tower cooler:
The tower cooler will transport the heat further away from the mainboard. So if you use case fans to cool the heatsink, it should be a sensible combination.
by Tetreb
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lian Li PC-C50, "passive" tower cooler, or top-down?
Replies: 7
Views: 2555

Re: Lian Li PC-C50, "passive" tower cooler, or top-down?

I'd say no problem using the case fan for the CPU heatsink. For light loads like movies and browsing a big heatsink would probably cool the CPU enough without a fan at all. So just try to lower their speed, and if they're still too loud, get some fans with sleeve bearings instead of ball bearings. O...
by Tetreb
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342343

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

My HP ZR24w is completely silent. I use 90% brightness.
by Tetreb
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 44851

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

What you suggest would take a lot more time than 1000 years.
by Tetreb
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus fan speed control
Replies: 6
Views: 4855

Re: Asus fan speed control

I meant that a fan controller would still let the original fan speed curve work, but shifted down. That way maybe even the factory setting could be silent. My board jumps to 100% speed at 65°C regardless what I set it to. Now with a silent adapter it runs 100% at 700RPM. :)
by Tetreb
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus fan speed control
Replies: 6
Views: 4855

Re: Asus fan speed control

My Gigabyte mainboard is also bad regaring fan control. I solved it by adding a silent adapter, so even when the board wants 100%, it gets 7V or whatever. :) Use with caution of course.
by Tetreb
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: please delete
Replies: 0
Views: 610

please delete

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by Tetreb
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Design idea for silent mATX case
Replies: 25
Views: 6344

Re: Design idea for silent mATX case

The dust wouldn't be as visible on gray cloth maybe. I've had mostly problems with higher pitched resonaces. The wavelength of a standing wave inside a say 5" space is 1350Hz. That's what I can hear inside my case easily, which is internally about 5" wide. Lower pitched vibrations come from the fans...
by Tetreb
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lian-Li PC-Q11 Mini-ITX Configuration Advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 3410

Re: Lian-Li PC-Q11 Mini-ITX Configuration Advice?

Since the PSU cannot draw air from the outside it will get hot and probably loud. I had this problem with a 750W PSU, it's in my sig.
by Tetreb
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: gaming PC review: case, CPU and GPU cooler, PSU case fans
Replies: 0
Views: 6197

gaming PC review: case, CPU and GPU cooler, PSU case fans

Hi, my camera isn't very good, so I only took images to show how my setup fits inside the case. There is a mess of fan cables at the bottom. I need a fan controller, since the Noctua 140mm case fans don't start up at low voltage. http://s13.postimage.org/7twgr3rrn/IMG_0021.jpg Enviroment: Components...
by Tetreb
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Does "Evacuate the heat" role for the PSU work?
Replies: 78
Views: 91090

Re: Does "Evacuate the heat" role for the PSU work?

I put a Corsair AX750 to suck air out from the case (PSU placed at the bottom). The GTX480 above it seemed to heat it up because after short time at high load the PSU fan would spin up rather high. I turned the PSU upside down and with its own air intake it stays silent, other temps seem unaffected....
by Tetreb
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-F12 "Focused Flow" PWM Fan
Replies: 22
Views: 10202

Re: Noctua NF-F12 "Focused Flow" PWM Fan

I bought Nocta fans because of the bearings. Unfortunately they tend to vibrate when firmly mounted to a CPU sink, and on there their bearings would be most benefitial for longevity. When hanging from cable ties the'yre better, and I could use the focussed flow design for front intake. The 140mm mod...
by Tetreb
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest/Coolest 6850... Sapphire, Powercolor, MSI or Asus?
Replies: 3
Views: 2189

Re: Quietest/Coolest 6850... Sapphire, Powercolor, MSI or As

I had good expereience with HIS, and MSI cyclones seem to be recommended here too. Though if it'S a cramped case and the air inside heats up, the fan will be heard as they turn faster. Look for a card which you can undervolt.
by Tetreb
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce 560 or Radeon 6850/6870
Replies: 23
Views: 10930

Re: Geforce 560 or Radeon 6850/6870

I had a HIS 5750 and it seems similar, also pleasant relatively quiet at full load.
by Tetreb
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest/Coolest 6850... Sapphire, Powercolor, MSI or Asus?
Replies: 3
Views: 2189

Re: Quietest/Coolest 6850... Sapphire, Powercolor, MSI or As

I'd say the most silent would be a passive one with a fan strapped to it.
by Tetreb
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Average load powerful gpu vs full load "quiet" gpu
Replies: 13
Views: 3490

Re: Average load powerful gpu vs full load "quiet" gpu

A more powerful card would probably be quieter if you tax it as much as a cheaper card can go, simply because the card would be designed to handle its maximum power output. I recently got hold of a GTX480, and with an aftermarket cooler it is the most silent card I've had. Before I got lower midrang...
by Tetreb
Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How powerful graphics card can i cool quietly?
Replies: 14
Views: 5022

Re: How powerful graphics card can i cool quietly?

I didn't write about my enviroment. I tested at night, where no cars drove by and it's silent. My case is a Revoltec Sixty 3, which is perforated on all sides, so all noise comes through easily. It is on the floor next to my feet, no carpet. I'm very intent on silent operation, I like to listen to m...
by Tetreb
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD6670 Ultimate F[a]nless Card in Single Fan Chasis
Replies: 7
Views: 3509

Re: Sapphire HD6670 Ultimate F[a]nless Card in Single Fan Ch

Low speed fans lowering pressure "against" the fins sounds nice, I never thought about it. I recently mounted my CPU fan to suck air away from the board (top-blow heatsink). I didn't notice increases in temperature, maybe even helped a little on my low RPM setup. I think slowly blowing relatively ho...
by Tetreb
Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How powerful graphics card can i cool quietly?
Replies: 14
Views: 5022

Re: How powerful graphics card can i cool quietly?

Hi Tetreb, thank you for the feedback. I was posting above based more on what I've read and what I think, it's good to hear from someone that's used it that the A.X.P.II is a good product. I suspect you could use MSI afterburner, or similar, to reduce the fan speed in exchange for higher temperatur...
by Tetreb
Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD6670 Ultimate F[a]nless Card in Single Fan Chasis
Replies: 7
Views: 3509

Re: Sapphire HD6670 Ultimate F[a]nless Card in Single Fan Ch

1. The system is used mainly for video playback, blu-ray and high bit rate 60fps stuff. I had tried and returned the fan less HIS 6570 because of temperature reaching the high 70's. Would the Sapphire be much cooler, perhaps in the 60's? 2.As a comparison, the temperature of the current setup runni...
by Tetreb
Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How powerful graphics card can i cool quietly?
Replies: 14
Views: 5022

Re: How powerful graphics card can i cool quietly?

I got the Accelero extreme plus 2 for a GTX480, which is a power hog, but I undervolted the card a bit from 1075mV to 963mV. The fans spin up to 40% (1290RPM) at full GPU load in newer games. The temperatures dropped by almost 20° and 15° for GPU and PCB. It has a PWM connector which can be plugged ...