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by ccom
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm fan that is quieter than Noiseblocker
Replies: 8
Views: 3199

Re: 120mm fan that is quieter than Noiseblocker

Well, I'd rather not cut the grills :) I tried reducing the speed of the M12-S2 further, but couldn't get them reliably lower than about 500rpm to 550rpm. Would a fan like Scythe Gentle Typhoon @500 be better? What is static pressure? What does it mean for the fan, and why is higher pressure more qu...
by ccom
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm fan that is quieter than Noiseblocker
Replies: 8
Views: 3199

120mm fan that is quieter than Noiseblocker

I currently have two Noiseblocker M12-S2 fans for air intake and noticed that they are louder for intake than exhaust. Are there any alternatives that are quieter for intake than the Noiseblocker fans @600 rpm?
by ccom
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Airborne Noise of WD20EARX
Replies: 14
Views: 6341

Re: Airborne Noise of WD20EARX

Thank you very much for your thorough and kind reply. It's a great idea to compare noise levels with a fan's rpm. It gives some absolute scale. I tested my WD20EARX against a "be quiet" 92mm pwm fan and their noise levels are about the same at about 1200-1400rpm. If it weren't such a huge hassle, I'...
by ccom
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Airborne Noise of WD20EARX
Replies: 14
Views: 6341

Re: Airborne Noise of WD20EARX

That'd be great.

Unfortunately, my case doesn't have a second 5.25" bay. Otherwise I'd get an enclosing loke the Scythe Quiet Drive, too.
by ccom
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Airborne Noise of WD20EARX
Replies: 14
Views: 6341

Re: Airborne Noise of WD20EARX

I'm also glad that someone else noticed that hands are great for this purpose^^ Your ideas are very promising: I'll try them as soon as I get to a store. I did a SMART check some weeks ago. It turned out that the drive did accumulate an unreasonably high number of "Load/Unload Cycles" (about 17'000)...
by ccom
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Airborne Noise of WD20EARX
Replies: 14
Views: 6341

Re: Airborne Noise of WD20EARX

(The noise is in idle. Actually, the hum is so loud that I cannot hear any difference between idle and seek.) It's a great idea to increase the weight of what I am trying to damp it with. It does help, but not to a comfortable level or what I can achieve manually. After casually testing various comb...
by ccom
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Airborne Noise of WD20EARX
Replies: 14
Views: 6341

Airborne Noise of WD20EARX

I have a WD20EARX whose humming noise is very annoying (apart from some quiet high pitched electric noise from the Seasonic PSU, it's the only noise I can hear.) It seems like it's not vibrations, but actually airborne noise that is very loud. It's coming from the upper front part of the drive and p...
by ccom
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Electronic Whining Noise Solutions Research Project
Replies: 19
Views: 750676

Re: Electronic Whining Noise Solutions Research Project

I don't have any spare parts yet, but would probably donate a bit if you'd be looking into the high pitched whining noice of the Seasonic X power supplies.
by ccom
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lian Li PC-C50, "passive" tower cooler, or top-down?
Replies: 7
Views: 2793

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

Thanks for your answers. I did consider the Raetsu. However, at 130mm max height, there'd be virtually no room for the fan to get its air from. The Kama Grand Cross would undoubtably had been a great choice – but I couldn't get most of Scythe's products where I live (for a reasonable price, that is)...
by ccom
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lian Li PC-C50, "passive" tower cooler, or top-down?
Replies: 7
Views: 2793

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

Thanks for your answer. I'll try it with the Xigmatek Loki SD963. I'll remove the fan, and install another one if it turns out to be necessary.
by ccom
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lian Li PC-C50, "passive" tower cooler, or top-down?
Replies: 7
Views: 2793

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

Hi, I've got a Lian Li PC-C50 case with a Core i5-2500K. I use the internal graphics card. I'd like to replace the stock Intel cooler. Since the case fans are very close to the CPU anyway: would you recommend a CPU tower cooler (less than about 130mm in height) without a fan? One with fan? Or a top-...