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by bobb
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Sound Level Meter suggestions please
Replies: 7
Views: 11953

Re: Sound Level Meter suggestions please

Before throwing ur monies away, why not check out those smartphone apps, often free, may be just do the job.
by bobb
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A couple of cool fanless cases from Streacom
Replies: 8
Views: 7409

Re: A couple of cool fanless cases from Streacom

Think I saw a youtube with DB4+GPU but am not sure but ya, most builds forgo external GPU altogether no doubt due to the lack of heat pipe adapter as mentioned, but that shouldn't stop a dogged DIY'er however, just don't expect to be able to use a high-power GPU board in there.
by bobb
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HD-Plex H1 Modded Bedroom HTPC
Replies: 3
Views: 6888

Anatomy of Flat Heatpipe Thermal-coupling

Thanks guys. Now something extra for fans of heatpipe thermal coupling. The good thing about flat heatpipe is, they can be mounted without any copper block as long as there are flat surfaces on both ends. They are relatively soft and with care, can be hand-bent without any special tools. These heatp...
by bobb
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dirty PC
Replies: 2
Views: 2599

Re: Dirty PC

Shouldn't the guy be using a vacuum? now he has to clean the room.

Could be a bogus video, carbon is conductive, that mush dust that thing should had sparked long ago.
by bobb
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Custom brushed stainless steel quiet case
Replies: 7
Views: 6009

Re: Custom brushed stainless steel quiet case

Cool. Looks like a giant PSU.
by bobb
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HD-Plex H1 Modded Bedroom HTPC
Replies: 3
Views: 6888

HD-Plex H1 Modded Bedroom HTPC

Following my Living Room HTPC build, here's followup a smaller, super cute, still manly, fully passive, bedroom HTPC based on the HD-Plex H1 ITX case with some custom mods of course. (click pics for larger) https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/GJiBR2azZzc7Bteofcng0ufjBjQlIEicK7y8fcsyi1Y=w480-h361-no ht...
by bobb
Thu May 28, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Sacred Lost Ark
Replies: 8
Views: 4500

The Sacred Lost Ark

Just had to share this picture, while I was taking reading of some enzotech, notice the halo around it as the laser strikes, it even looks better live.

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by bobb
Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: have clear arcylic cases gone extinct?
Replies: 5
Views: 2362

Re: have clear arcylic cases gone extinct?

Every so often see-thru cases come back but they don't last long. My take is, seeing the innards is only interesting to the builder, and not for long, after a while it feels like a toy, than a serious, cost you a $grand to build.
by bobb
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: a
Replies: 30
Views: 9157

Re: What fanless cooler (heatsink) for 35-65W intel CPUs?

Whoa, this thread is giving me a headache. Some of u are concerned about the enclosure's temperature, while this is one item, shouldn't we be more concerned about the DIE temperature at the CPU/GPU? On that little square, lots of heats can be generated fairly rapidly and it needs to be dumped out, r...
by bobb
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Detailed study on AS5 break-in time; it only takes a few hou
Replies: 5
Views: 2778

Re: Detailed study on AS5 break-in time; it only takes a few

Good to know, now all I need is whether the AS5 wears out at all over time so I know when to re-paste. :)
by bobb
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter?
Replies: 24
Views: 44227

Re: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter

I used Windows HDDSCAN and right away it says AAPM disabled.

From the research I've done so far, for quiet drive, let the user customize at our will, DON'T BUY THE SEAGATE TERABYTE drives, cuz you won't be able to tweak it. FAIL.
by bobb
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cleaning TRUE?
Replies: 7
Views: 3430

Re: Cleaning TRUE?

Your PC innards will get dusty over time, and the crud is stuck to the fan(s) blades. Regardless whether it makes difference or not, I give it a vacuum anyway the times I have to open it up and have to do something. If the fan(s) look real bad and I have the time, I go ahead and unmounted and and br...
by bobb
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27892

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

I just installed a 2mm thick x 40mm wide x 400mm long pipe vertically (i.e., the sipes are on top of each other instead of beside each other) and the performance is atrocious. directly over the chip the pipe is scalding hot, but a mere few inches away the pipe is completely cool. (temp sensor says ...
by bobb
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27892

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

How do you guys bend your pipes? My 2mm thick x 40mm wide pipes and they seem relatively stiff. Edit: I made a wooden jig to bend to specific dimensions. For freehand bends, I used my thumb to lever the center of a bend. Following the guideline for minimum bend diameter, I too made a jig, really ju...
by bobb
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27892

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

An update to this thread, the Thermasols are obtainable, today, by single pieces in the U.S. and I assume the U.K. where it's made, is also available to the rest of the E.U. This THREAD . They "should" be relatively easier to work with as it requires no fitting aluminum/copper blocks. Please post yo...
by bobb
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Making my old faithful PC shut up: from 48db(A) to 33db(A) !
Replies: 5
Views: 4755

Re: Making my old faithful PC shut up: from 48db(A) to 33db(

I counted 6 fans and only 33 db? Impressive!

Now you know you have to keep them all oiled up to maintain the silence right... KIDDING!
by bobb
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Hush ATX Thermasol
Replies: 4
Views: 4405

Re: Hush ATX Thermasol

Running an i5 4440s 2.8GHZ Turbos to 3.2GHZ. Idles ~35c, ran Prime95 for 15 min and it peaked at 76c.
by bobb
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Hush ATX Thermasol
Replies: 4
Views: 4405

Hush ATX Thermasol

So I have this Hush ATX enclosure sitting on the shelf. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/WeLs82gy4vsqX-J_RZ79E70yFrbmKOUOWQjx5H4r_A=s192-p-no time to upgrade my 10 years old tower with a silent box I always wanted and... TADA! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4M1ArwbrPQkiA5R5Z-AHqQ8VFYUhqbhdj8pt-d...
by bobb
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: bobb-2
Replies: 0
Views: 12888

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by bobb
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: t-bobb
Replies: 0
Views: 10684

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