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by Garak
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RM Series intro'd
Replies: 90
Views: 39446

Re: Corsair RM Series intro'd

rpsgc wrote:He said that that specific PSU would whine, because there were plenty of reported cases of it.
I may have misinterpreted what he said, in which case I am sorry. However it's still not certain that the Seasonic Platinum-400 Fanless will whine.
by Garak
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RM Series intro'd
Replies: 90
Views: 39446

Re: Corsair RM Series intro'd

It really surprises me how people are surprised about this. There's plenty of reports about whine in this forum. Do you get it yet? Any PSU can whine, regardless of whether it is fanless, semi-fanless, fanned. Regardless of brand, manufacturer, etc. Agree with quest_for_silence, you can get any PSU...
by Garak
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RM Series intro'd
Replies: 90
Views: 39446

Re: Corsair RM Series intro'd

lb_felipe wrote:And it will emit coil whine.
How on earth do you think this?
by Garak
Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A new PSU in the 300-400W range?
Replies: 29
Views: 9237

Re: A new PSU in the 300-400W range?

Crmaris actually tested the 450W version of the Cooler Master VS series @ TheLab.gr, which is more recent:

http://www.thelab.gr/showthread.php?t=127323
by Garak
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!
Replies: 13
Views: 5967

Re: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!

HCP-850 Platinum uses a 13.5cm, so I think for most people that presents a significant challenge when it comes to swapping the fan. Paul @ [H] doesn't measure noise for his PSU reviews, because all he would be able to record is his load testing equipment. Two reviews which do mention something about...
by Garak
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: EVGA Hadron Air case
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

Re: EVGA Hadron Air case

I remember reading that as well.

If it is the SS-500L1U, the only reason it'll be quiet is because it is fanless up to 50% load, apparently.
by Garak
Thu May 16, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Haswell's C6/C7 low power states and PSU compatibility
Replies: 44
Views: 36588

Re: Haswell's C6/C7 low power states and PSU compatibility

andymcca wrote:It looks like there is Seasonic USA and Sea Sonic Electronics (parent).
Hit the nail on the head. Which is why I disagree with people writing SeaSonic rather than either Seasonic (without the second capital S) or Sea Sonic (with the space).
andymcca wrote:Edit: PS I see you are in the UK...
Makes no difference.
by Garak
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Aurum 600W not the quietest, fan swap good idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 2881

Re: FSP Aurum 600W not the quietest, fan swap good idea?

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/display/fsp-aurum-psu.html Review for the FSP Aurum AU-700, Aurum CM AU-650M and AU-750M. On pages 2 and 4 there are performance graphs including crossload voltage regulation, ripple and noise and efficiency and power factor. So you can look at the efficiency a...
by Garak
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Confusing Seasonic part numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 4172

Re: Confusing Seasonic part numbers

Agree that retailers aren't usually very good with part numbers. The original SS-***XP platinum units are all listed here: http://www.seasonicusa.com/Platinum_Series.htm So there were no units below 860W in the Platinum XP series. Therefore when retailers leave off the '2', when refering the Platinu...
by Garak
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Suggestions for a the "QUIETEST" PSU
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

Re: Suggestions for a the "QUIETEST" PSU

According to their respective websites the Seasonic X series is fanless up to 20% load (+/- 5%). While the LZP series is fanless up to an internal temperature of 65/70C. That info is a bit misleading -- not you Garak, but Seasonic. If that is indeed what Seasonic states, the first statement is base...
by Garak
Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Suggestions for a the "QUIETEST" PSU
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

Re: Suggestions for a the "QUIETEST" PSU

Thank you everyone for their valuable suggestions. However, I am staying in India and the Kingwin PSU is not sold anywhere in India. I also checked on the internet but was neither able to find an authorized distributor nor a retailer. Please could you let me know the other "QUIETEST" PSUs which may...
by Garak
Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Inexpensive (silent) replacement for a 400W EErPro: hint?
Replies: 6
Views: 3074

Re: Inexpensive (silent) replacement for a 400W EErPro: hint

I always thought that the Outervision calculator recommended the size of unit that you should buy, rather than give an estimation of the power the system will actually use. PCCentre.pl measured the fan speed of the XFX ProSeries 450W Core Edition (V1) getting no higher than 600RPM. http://pccentre.p...
by Garak
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
Replies: 22
Views: 17138

Re: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1

http://www.nanoxia-world.com/cases/deepsilenceone.html?___store=en&___from_store=default According to this it's steel and plastic, no mention of aluminium. Here's the only review I've found for it so far: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4981/nanoxia_deep_silence_ds1_mid_tower_chassis_review/index.h...
by Garak
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: please help me choose, not many choices here
Replies: 8
Views: 3157

Re: please help me choose, not many choices here

Depends when he bought the 650TX (v1).
by Garak
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master Silent Pro M vs M2
Replies: 1
Views: 1642

Re: Cooler Master Silent Pro M vs M2

The only direct comparison I know of is for the 1KW versions: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/display/coolermaster-silent-pro-m1-m2-1000w.html It shows that the the M2 performs better in voltage regulation, but probably worse in ripple and noise suppression than the original and is better in ...
by Garak
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: please help me choose, not many choices here
Replies: 8
Views: 3157

Re: please help me choose, not many choices here

hi all, these are the ONLY choices in my country, please help me choose which one is quieter: -Antec BP500U -Corsair GS500/600 -Corsair CX430/500 V2 -Corsair 650TX V2 -XFX Core 650 and just another alternative: move a 650TX (v1) from my gaming rig and replace it with a Corsair 850HX. TIA! Are there...
by Garak
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Platimax 600W
Replies: 16
Views: 9382

Re: Enermax Platimax 600W

There is no mention of any temperature limits for power output. http://www.enermax.co.uk/platimax.html Non-stop @ 50°C* Non-Stop industrial class performance at 50°C ambient. A few of their PDFs say 50C as well. Audibly quieter than the recently reviewed Seasonic G360 (tho at 1/3 the price, it look...
by Garak
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master GeminII M4 Low Profile Heatsink
Replies: 8
Views: 5296

Re: Cooler Master GeminII M4 Low Profile Heatsink

Are the fan clips loose on the 15mm thick fan so that they also work on 25mm thick fans?
by Garak
Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for improved cooling solution for AMD X4 955
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: Looking for improved cooling solution for AMD X4 955

I remembered that there is the Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme Rev C available for ~£33. I think if the True Spirit 120 doesn't become available by the time I'm prepared to drop the cash on a new cooler then I would favour that atm. Lian-Li list the maximum CPU cooler height as 165mm, http://www.lian...
by Garak
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for improved cooling solution for AMD X4 955
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Looking for improved cooling solution for AMD X4 955

I've upgraded some of the parts on my machine. Original spec: AMD Phenom II X4 955 (stock freq. and cooling) Asus M4A77TD Pro Corsair 4GB DDR3 1333MHz 1.5V CAS8 XFX Radeon HD 4890 1GB Thermaltake V9 I decided that I needed to quieten it down a bit and find a case which was less dusty. So I have boug...
by Garak
Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li Lancool PC-K9B
Replies: 10
Views: 5898

Re: Lian Li Lancool PC-K9B

I have just received the PC-9F. It has the internal USB3 header. The only thing I think I would miss from the K9B is the cable management 'channel' or whatever it's called.
by Garak
Thu May 26, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply
Replies: 23
Views: 10445

Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

90%-92%-89% are the requirements of the 80Plus Platinum certification, so I would argue that it doesn't make that much sense to call it 90Plus when one of the load levels doesn't need to be 90% or over.
by Garak
Thu May 26, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply
Replies: 23
Views: 10445

Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

http://www.kingwin.com/products/cate/power_supplies/flier/lazer_platinum_series/lazer_platinum_webflier_550.pdf This states that the warranty is 5 years. A few other review sites have been stating 5 years as well, so maybe that's something that you'd want to revise? Nice to see proper SPL numbers fo...
by Garak
Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Picking a heatsink for i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz
Replies: 44
Views: 9680

Re: Picking a heatsink for i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz

I take it that you have found some info that confirms that an Archon can fit in the 650D? I ask because the best I've been able to find (with Corsair refusing to offer any official specs) is that a Thermalright HR-02 (160mm) will fit, being such a wide case I could assume that the Archon will fit, b...
by Garak
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Tower Case
Replies: 20
Views: 7225

Re: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Tower Case

Thanks for the review, it is good to know that the harddrive mounting system is effective at reducing vibrations. I agree that use of the word ugly is questionable when everyone has different opinions. I believe that this is a decent budget case, for those who do not have a large budget for their bu...
by Garak
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My new sysytem... any comments?
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: My new sysytem... any comments?

http://www.overclockersonline.net/reviews/50002781/ http://www.overclockersonline.net/images/articles/antec/p183/large/an35.jpg This picture, taken from the above review, shows where the fan you mentioned would go. It also shows a Biostar GeForce 9600 GT, which, according to my research is the same ...
by Garak
Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)
Replies: 23
Views: 15868

Re: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)

Could you be more specific about the length of the power cable please?

I am thinking about pairing one with a Silverstone NT06-E, if anyone reading this has any comments about that.
by Garak
Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been a long time since I upgraded
Replies: 13
Views: 1696

Re: Been a long time since I upgraded

You are correct, you have to buy the bracket for AM3 separately, which will add cost.