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by crashed
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mid Range, Hopefully QUIET mid-range gaming PC
Replies: 24
Views: 4985

Re: Mid Range, Hopefully QUIET PC

Corsair Hydro series have high rpm fans and are known to have issues with pump noise. Would not recommend for a quiet pc.
by crashed
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacement 140mm fans.
Replies: 15
Views: 4653

Re: Replacement 140mm fans.

I've ordered a 140mm Be Quiet! Dark Wings fan and will maybe post (if my canon camera has good enough sound quality) a few videos comparing the noise with a NF-P14 and a stock fractal design fan.
by crashed
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacement 140mm fans.
Replies: 15
Views: 4653

Re: Replacement 140mm fans.

I could try buying 1 Be quiet! fan and making a report here, but only if anyone here is interested.
by crashed
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-D14 or TRUE 120 Black for a 3930k?
Replies: 8
Views: 4806

Re: Noctua NH-D14 or TRUE 120 Black for a 3930k?

I didn't see that last post. Thank you! It the SE versionof the Noctua NH-D14. I plan to connect both fans to a Zalman RPM controller to tune it up or down. You can connect the heatsink fans directly to the motherboard, it will allow for automatic control with temperature curves, the NH-D14 comes w...
by crashed
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacement 140mm fans.
Replies: 15
Views: 4653

Re: Replacement 140mm fans.

Well since there are no lower rpm Noiseblockers, I'll have to pick between Be quiet! and Noctua. The prices are essentially identical, so it will be a hard choice to make.
by crashed
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacement 140mm fans.
Replies: 15
Views: 4653

Re: Replacement 140mm fans.

...Noiseblocker BlackSilent Pro pk3s ... any good word on these ? They are 1700 rpm fans and there seem to be some complaints about this fan ticking when undervolted such as this one on YouTube . As you have a Fractal Design case can you buy the Fractal Design 800 and 1000 speed 140mm fans in your ...
by crashed
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacement 140mm fans.
Replies: 15
Views: 4653

Re: Replacement 140mm fans.

After digging deeper I've also uncovered that I can buy some Noiseblocker BlackSilent Pro pk3s (the only retailer here that has a wider selection of fans also is also cursed with a very slow and hard to use inventory search). So another contender to join the others, any good word on these ?
by crashed
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacement 140mm fans.
Replies: 15
Views: 4653

Replacement 140mm fans.

I need to replace the stock 140mm fans on my define XL due to them developing bearing(?) noise, but reliable information on 140mm fans is quite scarce. The fans don't have to be super silent due to it being a gaming machine which is pretty noisy when on load, but I'd like them to have some longevity...
by crashed
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Temjin TJ08-E Intake Fan Control, HS, Damping
Replies: 6
Views: 2542

Re: Temjin TJ08-E Intake Fan Control, HS, Damping

Yes, but you should probably keep in mind that I have a full tower case with good airflow (Define XL) so the temps are bound to be lower than in a constricted case. But depending on the load the temps usually fluctuate between high 30s and low 40s during light usage at essentially the same low rpm. ...
by crashed
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Temjin TJ08-E Intake Fan Control, HS, Damping
Replies: 6
Views: 2542

Re: Temjin TJ08-E Intake Fan Control, HS, Damping

I have a 3770k running at stock with a NH-D14 SE 2011 on it (2011 socket edition has both pwm fans, unlike the regular nh-d14) and it keeps my cpu at 38C while idle or non cpu intensive tasks running at probably 300 rpm (can't trust fan xpert cause the fans are connected via an y splitter to a singl...
by crashed
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Quietest] 180mm Fan possible
Replies: 21
Views: 23102

Re: Silentest 180mm Fan possible

Thanks for the heads up, I will probably buy one for my case. Even if its noisy it should be quieter than a defective whirring fan I currently have.
by crashed
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua DH-14: Stock fan control
Replies: 4
Views: 2076

Re: Noctua DH-14: Stock fan control

These options would only work if your motherboard supports voltage control on CPU fans, because NH-D14 comes with regular non-PWM fans. You could try using the resistor cables that come with it. And the fan controller is not an easy option either, most motherboards don't boot if you don't have an op...
by crashed
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pulling My Hair Out-Cooler Choices
Replies: 24
Views: 6003

Re: Pulling My Hair Out-Cooler Choices

There is also a SE2011 version of the NH-D14 where both fans support PWM (currently no pwm version for the NF-P14 is available separately) and can go down as low as 300 rpm, but you'd have to buy a mounting kit to mount it on a different socket.
by crashed
Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Quietest] 180mm Fan possible
Replies: 21
Views: 23102

Re: Silentest 180mm Fan possible

Having been mentioned in this thread, has anyone tried the phobya 180s? It's hard to find any useful info about these. I have ordered the Phobya 180mm LED fan (going to cut of the led part) but it might take 1-2v for me to get it. If you want a review i can report back. I'd be very grateful if you ...
by crashed
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Quietest] 180mm Fan possible
Replies: 21
Views: 23102

Re: Silentest 180mm Fan possible

Having been mentioned in this thread, has anyone tried the phobya 180s? It's hard to find any useful info about these.
by crashed
Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: please help choose case for dualgpu rig
Replies: 8
Views: 2113

Re: please help choose case for dualgpu rig

I have recently built myself a single gpu gaming rig with a Define XL and can nitpick it for you if you're interested.
by crashed
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Case recommendations.
Replies: 0
Views: 1207

Case recommendations.

Hello everyone. I am doing my first manual pc build and I want to build one as quiet as possible and would like you guys to help me pick a case. My build will be a rather meaty gaming build, and I tried picking my components with less noise in mind: CPU: an i5 3570k with a Noctua NH-U12P SE2 heatsin...