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by Ren0ir
Tue May 05, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Custom Case Business - Gauging interest
Replies: 0
Views: 3092

Custom Case Business - Gauging interest

Hi everybody here at SPCR - I need your expertise. I'm in the process of gauging interest and getting feedback regarding a custom case business I'm investigating the prospects of. And since SPCR and this forum has been where I gathered a lot of my knowledge regarding cases, I figured you were the ri...
by Ren0ir
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can I somehow quite down my PNY 750ti?
Replies: 5
Views: 2634

Re: Can I somehow quite down my PNY 750ti?

If the adjustment of the GPU fan - if at all possible - hasn't produced good enough results, then a fan swap is probably a decent way forward. Although slightly ghetto-ish, taking the fan and fan shroud off, strapping on a 140/120mm fan with zip ties and connecting it to the motherboard could be eno...
by Ren0ir
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The "Fix-ATX" Quiet Case Design
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Re: The "Fix-ATX" Quiet Case Design

Interesting post. I think it is necessary to first of all figure out whom exactly one is designing a layout and case for. Going through a design process like this will require some compromises, and making the right ones is all about knowing who you are designing for. If current performance is good e...
by Ren0ir
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Impressions: GV-N970G1, Gigabyte GTX 970
Replies: 13
Views: 13648

Re: Impressions: GV-N970G1, Gigabyte GTX 970

I think your plan of removing the stock fans and strapping on a couple for 120mm's is probably going to work well enough. You could certainly solve it by sticking on a beefier aftermarket cooler, but the windforce one actually looks pretty decent already. I'm currently running a GTX760 and from the ...
by Ren0ir
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best way to electronically control high-current fans?
Replies: 11
Views: 3587

Re: Best way to electronically control high-current fans?

The Grid+ from NZXT might be an option depending on the exact wattage you're looking at.

http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/148- ... oller.html
by Ren0ir
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best aftermarket cooler that will fit into an mATX case?
Replies: 5
Views: 3712

Re: Best aftermarket cooler that will fit into an mATX case?

Depending on how much you'd be comfortable tinkering with - which I guess must be a fair amount since you have experience with aftermarket coolers already - the cooler on the Gigabyte could be decent enough, but may just need a fan-change. Removing the fan shroud and adding you own fan, maybe a 140m...
by Ren0ir
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Next gaming build
Replies: 79
Views: 108123

Re: Next gaming build

Regarding the video card noise... If you're not up for buying an aftermarket cooler, I've had great success with removing the fans and shroud on the MSI GTX760 and adding my own fan. It's a little bit finicky, but definitely not any worse than removing and installing a completely new cooler. I've ma...
by Ren0ir
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for help on a new quiet build
Replies: 15
Views: 5922

Re: Looking for help on a new quiet build

I just got an MSI 760 as well, and the fans on mine didn't go to zero at idle either. It would likely require a firmware/bios mod for it to go below 34% or 900-1000 rpm, but it is certainly quiet. The setup I'm using is not in a case yet, currently placed on the table, next to my monitor and about h...
by Ren0ir
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 104778

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

The case looks great and - since I'm currently trying to have my own case design made - the project has been very interesting to follow. Making a box can be quite involving indeed! Are there any particulars to keep in mind regarding the power button? I assume it is "just" a momentary short-circuit, ...
by Ren0ir
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Open vs Closed
Replies: 2
Views: 1734

Re: Open vs Closed

From my experience it mainly boils down to, as you point out, the source of the noise. Coil whine and HDD seek noise probably benefit greatly from the insulated cases you mention, while I'm very much convinced that they do absolutely nothing good for fan noise when taking the corresponding hardware ...
by Ren0ir
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new build
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: Advice on new build

- Case is leaky. Looks nice, but too many holes and no padding. ... No padding common issue with ITX cases. ... Quiet components still need a good case to become silent. I wouldn't be too worried about noise leaking out. SPCR achieved pretty good results with an Antec 900: http://www.silentpcreview...
by Ren0ir
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: R4/FT02 Mashup
Replies: 25
Views: 10204

Re: R4/FT02 Mashup

I don't see the potentially better cooling. Not with less internal volume, and you haven't necessarily made the airflow any better. The case you've designed above would be limited both in the size of the PSU it could use and in the size of the video card. You need to get a lot more creative with th...
by Ren0ir
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: R4/FT02 Mashup
Replies: 25
Views: 10204

Re: R4/FT02 Mashup

So I've gone ahead and messed up a picture from the bit-tech review of the R4 and this is the result (sorry for my paint skills): Just wondering, why ATX instead of mATX? HDDs could also be mounted vertically like the Fractal Core 1000. No particular reason, just the form factor I was used to deali...
by Ren0ir
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: R4/FT02 Mashup
Replies: 25
Views: 10204

Re: R4/FT02 Mashup

There are similar cases in layout, but not in the sizes you want. http://lian-li.com.tw/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=260&cl_index=1&sc_index=38&ss_index=96 http://lian-li.com.tw/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=562&cl_index=1&sc_index=38&ss_index=96 http://lian-li.com.tw/v2/en/product/p...
by Ren0ir
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: R4/FT02 Mashup
Replies: 25
Views: 10204

Re: R4/FT02 Mashup

Luke M wrote:This isn't far from the Silverstone TJ08/PS07 with drive cage removed.
It isn't actually, going to look into that case. Thanks for the tip.
by Ren0ir
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: R4/FT02 Mashup
Replies: 25
Views: 10204

Re: R4/FT02 Mashup

What's the advantage of moving the HDDs? Cabling to the top looks problematic. I figure it's easier to fit two 3.5" bays there, than at the bottom. And they could probably be moved 2-3cm further up to allow for cut outs directly above the motherboard. In my current case, the p182, the dvd drive is ...
by Ren0ir
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: R4/FT02 Mashup
Replies: 25
Views: 10204

Re: R4/FT02 Mashup

Thanks for your responses! I've made some modifications to the original idea. The 3.5" bay has been removed, in favor of two at the top of the case. The fans have been moved up a bit, to give them some airflow, and the green box now shows where 140mm fans could be installed. This also allows even lo...
by Ren0ir
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: R4/FT02 Mashup
Replies: 25
Views: 10204

R4/FT02 Mashup

As I'm speculating as to what case I should pick for my next build (spring/summer 2013), I've ended up with a case that doesn't exist (I think anyway, please correct me if I'm wrong). I've looked at the FT02. Great concept and performance. I don't like the price. I've looked at the R4. Great feature...
by Ren0ir
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire 6950 fan runs constantly at full speed
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: Sapphire 6950 fan runs constantly at full speed

Speedfan may be worth a try. If it finds the controller chip on your graphics card, remember to change the default fan behavior to manual in the advanced section.