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by ShadeOfBlue
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Gentle Typhoons alternatives for radiator cooling?
Replies: 4
Views: 4313

Gentle Typhoons alternatives for radiator cooling?

I'm looking for something with decent static pressure to cool a 120x360 radiator. The fans will be running at medium to low RPM, as not much cooling is required for this system. My go-to fans were Scythe Gentle Typhoons in the past, set to 800-900RPM. They've been discontinued for a long time now, t...
by ShadeOfBlue
Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU fully inside a case - how detrimental to its lifetime?
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Re: PSU fully inside a case - how detrimental to its lifetim

Actually, I think I'm wrong. I think the large fan is actually an intake fan, and the air is exhausted through the mesh toward the CPU cooler (which is fine -- the CPU runs at cool temperatures anyway). I just got confused because when I was putting my hand over the fan, it was blowing air toward it...
by ShadeOfBlue
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU fully inside a case - how detrimental to its lifetime?
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

PSU fully inside a case - how detrimental to its lifetime?

If I keep my power supply inside my case completely (due to a modded reverse-ATX case, for which it's best to keep the PSU inside completely at the bottom of the case... somewhat near the CPU, which actually runs at sub 52C at all times, usually more like mid 40s for gaming, but I"m taking into cons...
by ShadeOfBlue
Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoons or Nexus Basic or NoiseBlocker eLoops
Replies: 6
Views: 4158

Re: Scythe Gentle Typhoons or Nexus Basic or NoiseBlocker eL

Need reviews! X-bits labs reviewed the FHP141 fan as part of their Silverstone Heligon HE-01 review . The manual switch that allows the rpm range to be restricted to 500-1200 obviously there for a purpose.This review was writted before Silverstone made this fan available separately. Incidentally th...
by ShadeOfBlue
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoons or Nexus Basic or NoiseBlocker eLoops
Replies: 6
Views: 4158

Re: Scythe Gentle Typhoons or Nexus Basic or NoiseBlocker eL

Okay, maybe I could use 2 of those new Silverstone fans with velcro strips, but there've been no reviews, so I can only guess what their noise signature is like in the quieter RPM range... They could produce a lot of hum. Need reviews!
by ShadeOfBlue
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoons or Nexus Basic or NoiseBlocker eLoops
Replies: 6
Views: 4158

Re: Scythe Gentle Typhoons or Nexus Basic or NoiseBlocker eL

Thank you. I cannot use 140mm fans for my purpose, as I need 2 120mm fans side-by-side. The only reason I brought up PWM is specifically for Noctua NF-F12s (or NF-P12 PWMs), as that's what's recommended. I own a fan controller, so my fans are usually plugged in there. I'm scared of getting Nexus Bas...
by ShadeOfBlue
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoons or Nexus Basic or NoiseBlocker eLoops
Replies: 6
Views: 4158

Scythe Gentle Typhoons or Nexus Basic or NoiseBlocker eLoops

I'm looking to buy new fans for my new 240mm radiator, and trying to decide between the three. The price is a factor, of course, since 2 NoiseBlockers of the eLoop family will cost me ~$50 at the least, whereas I can get 2 Nexus Basics (or Gentle Typhoons) for sub $30. According to this review: http...
by ShadeOfBlue
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Using a small case fan as a GPU fan (modding tips)?
Replies: 6
Views: 6245

Re: Using a small case fan as a GPU fan (modding tips)?

I can't see this as being a quiet solution. It's already a 3 slot cooler so unless you desperately don't want a 4-slot cooler, ripping off the cover and tying down a pair of 120's blowing into the heatsink is going to be better at cooling and quieter. Most graphics card fan headers now can give sur...
by ShadeOfBlue
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Using a small case fan as a GPU fan (modding tips)?
Replies: 6
Views: 6245

Re: Using a small case fan as a GPU fan (modding tips)?

In my experience, 40mm fans are rarely worth it on high power components. They barely blow any air unless you run them super fast (and are super noisy). Another downside is that the fans pull air through the cooler (instead of pushing) and pulling air is much harder than pushing it... I have no exp...
by ShadeOfBlue
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Using a small case fan as a GPU fan (modding tips)?
Replies: 6
Views: 6245

Using a small case fan as a GPU fan (modding tips)?

I'm wondering about the possibility of swapping stock 40mm fans on a Gigabyte Windforce 5x cooler with something like 5 40mm Noctua NF-A4x10 FLX fans. Screwing the replacement fans on should be cake, however attaching them to fan headers on the card would be tricky, as GPU fans have different types ...
by ShadeOfBlue
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?
Replies: 13
Views: 14130

Re: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?

I did yes. It's more specifically about Thermaltake's liquid coolers (as there's already enough info on other Asetek coolers and Corsair's to make me think they are all buzzy/hummy). NZXT has just come out with new closed-loop coolers that accommodate 140mm fans, but unfortunately I can't fit those ...
by ShadeOfBlue
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?
Replies: 13
Views: 14130

Re: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?

Old topic, I know, but since I got no replies to a more specific question on this, I'll risk bumping it and generalize: This is something I've been wondering about. Only my choice is limited to closed-loop coolers for now. Are there any that don't have an annoying buzzing vibration? I've tried 2 Int...
by ShadeOfBlue
Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 156197

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

Question: This review states efficiency at 451 Watts (87.21% on European voltage): http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/seasonic-g-series-360w-power-supply-review/6/ This means they were somehow able to overload the PSU to that value. It's even stated in the conclusion "can handl...
by ShadeOfBlue
Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 156197

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

Question: This review states efficiency at 451 Watts (87.21% on European voltage): http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/seasonic-g-series-360w-power-supply-review/6/ This means they were somehow able to overload the PSU to that value. It's even stated in the conclusion "can handl...
by ShadeOfBlue
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 156197

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

Well again, you're building conspiracy theories out of 2 bad reviews. If you really want to, it's your choice - it sounds like you're set to remain biased.
by ShadeOfBlue
Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 156197

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

Hmm, these are available in the UK now but looking at Newegg, there's 5 reviews and 40% (i.e. 2) had faulty units (1 of those got two faulty units!) whilst 60% (i.e. 3) are very happy. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151117 Is there perhaps anything else that would be worth...
by ShadeOfBlue
Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 156197

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

Judging by your description, I don't think this has anything to do with wattage rating of this PSU but could be related to a defect somewhere.
by ShadeOfBlue
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 156197

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

UPDATE- My brother is having issues running his at full bore..well his wife is anyhow....multitasking with two games running while surfing causes a blue screen. we are going to try a seasonic 430watt PSU with dual 12v lines and see if that helps. asus z77 saphire Radeon HD 7850 16gb ram 830 samsung...
by ShadeOfBlue
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman CNPS9900DF Dual Fan Flower Heatsink
Replies: 11
Views: 5345

Re: Zalman CNPS9900DF Dual Fan Flower Heatsink

Why watercooling? Good air coolers are more efficient and make less noise. Severe space restriction in my computer case + my particular mini ITX motherboard = odd heatsink orientations, restricted width, restricted allowed fan placements, etc. The only true step up is water cooling for my set up. T...
by ShadeOfBlue
Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman CNPS9900DF Dual Fan Flower Heatsink
Replies: 11
Views: 5345

Re: Zalman CNPS9900DF Dual Fan Flower Heatsink

Interesting - I was considering this, as I have a CNPS 9900 MAX and thought it'd be a slight upgrade. My heatsink doesn't have very good contact with the CPU either but is acceptable. At this point, I am thinking of just going with one of those closed loop coolers like Thermaltake's new Water 2.0 Ex...
by ShadeOfBlue
Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Corsair's new fans
Replies: 20
Views: 10667

Re: Corsair's new fans

Thanks for the link. These fans really don't do too well in that review. Looks like Scythe Gentle Thyphoons are still among clear winners (and Nexus Basics do well, though with some instability).
by ShadeOfBlue
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 156197

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

It's perfectly adequate. My components are more powerful, and I never stress my PSU in normal applications, including games:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1126863/real ... t_18164451

My set up is here:
http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/4478110
by ShadeOfBlue
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 156197

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

According to Kill-a-Watt (not entirely accurate, I know), I'm at sub 100 Watts at all times until I enter a game (G360 PSU). My case and CPU fans are controlled by a fan controller and remain at static RPM, so the only fans that ramp up automatically are my GPU fans (2x on my super-quiet ASUS GTX 67...
by ShadeOfBlue
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Corsair's new fans
Replies: 20
Views: 10667

Re: Corsair's new fans

I'm interested in a review of these fans as well! All of them! The 140mm case fan, the quiet 120mm fans, and the radiator/heatsink 120mm fans. Comparisons to other well-known fans would be very welcome, such as Noctua's SB-F12, NF-F12s (or P12s), Gentle Typhoons, Nexus fans, etc. (And AF140 vs. Noct...
by ShadeOfBlue
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What's with the Noctua fascination?
Replies: 39
Views: 24837

Re: What's with the Noctua fascination?

Personally, I would choose the NF-F12 (PWM) over the 3 cheaper alternatives - and only 2€ cheaper anyway. I enjoyed my NF-F12. It wasn't completely silent, but it was very quiet installed on a heatsink, doing a low quiet-ish hum at high rpm.
by ShadeOfBlue
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Platimax 600W
Replies: 16
Views: 9382

Re: Enermax Platimax 600W

Well, we're talking about the entire large country not being stocked - not just a retailer or two. I don't think the price difference is as important, as I noted above, as sales do exist. It is also not uncommon to see differences of $10-15 between PSU versions in increments of 100 Watts.
by ShadeOfBlue
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Platimax 600W
Replies: 16
Views: 9382

Re: Enermax Platimax 600W

I'm personally disappointed that the 500 Watt version is not sold in the U.S. It was on my radar when I was looking for a new PSU, but as it's not available, and I have no reason to overpay for the 600-Watt version (the watts I will not need), I looked elsewhere. I agree about judging components bas...
by ShadeOfBlue
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 156197

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

I love how not only is higher efficiency getting cheaper, but Seasonic is not forgetting about users who don't need hugely overpowered PSUs. I've also noticed that they are making 80Plus Gold TFX PSUs. Hopefully they target SFX sized PSUs next for the "Gold" treatment, as well as higher wattage. Si...
by ShadeOfBlue
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 156197

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

But for a normal desktop, I'm not sure I understand the excitement. It's noticeably louder than the Nexus Value 430, which is cheaper and more powerful, if you don't mind the four 12-volt rails. I guess I don't know how many of us still leave our main computers powered on 24/7 - a practice I abando...
by ShadeOfBlue
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 156197

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

Minor thread hijack -- http://www.silentpcreview.com/Seasonic_G360 + GIVEAWAY : Seasonic USA is generously giving away G360 PSUs to two lucky SPCR forum members. There are only two requirements: Ohhh new review!!! Wow, the efficiency!! I'm honestly so impressed with this power supply. I don't think...