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by snakyjake
Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fractal Design Node 304 HDD suspension
Replies: 6
Views: 9402

Re: Fractal Design Node 304 HDD suspension

What was the reason for suspending the drives?
by snakyjake
Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silent CPU cooler for Intel i3
Replies: 17
Views: 16143

Re: Silent CPU cooler for Intel i3

have you stress you pc to see if they start?
Yes. I used the ASUS AI Suite to test, and can also hear them on boot.

Thinking of a CPU heat sink, no CPU fan (passive...as in passed over to the case fan for cooling). And then have a thick 120mm silent PWM case fan blow over the CPU heat sink.
by snakyjake
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silent CPU cooler for Intel i3
Replies: 17
Views: 16143

Re: Silent CPU cooler for Intel i3

Thanks Boost for the helpful links. The LGA775 tests provid some good information on how the Intel LGA775 stock cooler compared. It seems at the low power, the stock cooler has good noise level, and not any real advantages until you get into the higher heat/RPM ranges. For the Intel i3/1155 socket, ...
by snakyjake
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silent CPU cooler for Intel i3
Replies: 17
Views: 16143

Re: Silent CPU cooler for Intel i3

Are there any reviews that compare these coolers with the Intel stock fan? My stock Intel fan runs ~1100 RPM. Not sure if this is the lowest setting for the fan, or the lowest for the temperature. Also difficult to compare it with other fans that go down to 800 RPM @ 8.2 dBA. Abula, thanks for the h...
by snakyjake
Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silent CPU cooler for Intel i3
Replies: 17
Views: 16143

Re: Silent CPU cooler for Intel i3

Case = SilverStone GD04
by snakyjake
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silent CPU cooler for Intel i3
Replies: 17
Views: 16143

Silent CPU cooler for Intel i3

I have a HTPC running Intel's i3 2100/1155 socket (video/music only, no games, no overclocking). The stock Intel fan is noisy and is the only fan I hear at the moment. I need to find a silent solution for the CPU noise, without high cost. The case PWM fans are completely silent, as they don't run. S...
by snakyjake
Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus or Scythe 120mm fans?
Replies: 33
Views: 8100

Re: Nexus or Scythe 120mm fans?

Any experiences with Akasa Apache fans?
by snakyjake
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO
Replies: 48
Views: 20558

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO

I'm still a bit confused on fan control (SpeedFan vs BIOS; PWM vs DC; etc). Fans that don't go below 40% is disappointing to me; I don't want extra noise. I want one of these boards for HTPC playback, and nothing more than that (I use my desktop for heavy encoding). I want the quietest board, as I'm...
by snakyjake
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac IONITX-T-U vs. ASUS AT5IONT-I
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: Zotac IONITX-T-U vs. ASUS AT5IONT-I

I've been looking at the i3 2100T too. But I want a fanless system for HTPC. I'm assuming the ATOM/ION2 is the way to go.
by snakyjake
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac IONITX-T-U vs. ASUS AT5IONT-I
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Zotac IONITX-T-U vs. ASUS AT5IONT-I

What are the differences between Zotac IONITX-T-U vs. ASUS AT5IONT-I?

Looking at HTPC CPU/motherboard options and came across mini-itx.

Thanks,
Jake
by snakyjake
Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Inaudible HTPC Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 3839

Re: Inaudible HTPC Advice

I read a few reviews regarding the Intel ATOM, it seems to not do as well as i3.
by snakyjake
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Inaudible HTPC Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 3839

Re: Inaudible HTPC Advice

Thanks for some ideas. I've been considering the Seasonic X-400, and now perhaps the X-560 hybrid fan/fanless. I don't need the wattage, but like the idea there's a fan in case I need one, and if I don't need a fan, it's quiet. It is expensive though, and perhaps there's an alternative? I sit furthe...
by snakyjake
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup
Replies: 67
Views: 19270

Re: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup

I haven't built my HTPC yet. I've been quite confused. My old VCR and DVD player do not need fans. My Media Center Extender doesn't need fans either. I can't remember, but I don't think TiVo needed fans, or perhaps it's just silent. But when I read about building an HTPC, noise and heat becomes a to...
by snakyjake
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup
Replies: 67
Views: 19270

Re: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup

Good review, but still left me at a loss. I'm not sure if I can use the SeaSonic X-400 in my i3 HTPC without any fans?
by snakyjake
Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Inaudible HTPC Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 3839

Inaudible HTPC Advice

I'm building a lower power inaudbile HTPC from scratch, and I need some advice on cooling and/or power supply. Case : Moneual MonCaso 320 Drives: 1 x SSD; 1 x <5900 RPM HDD; 1 x Optical MB : Asus P8H67-M EVO CPU : Intel i3-2100T Ambient Temp: 60-85ºF Do I need a case fan? Can I use a fanless PSU onl...