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by Molitro
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Deciding between open or silent focused case (Fractal S2)
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

Re: Deciding between open or silent focused case (Fractal S2

You got it. I've never water cleaned a dust filter though, never thought of it. I usually just unleash the vacuum on it. I'll keep you informed. The foam isn't too thick, although I haven't tried yet to take it out of the front panel, it's pretty well fixed. I'll see how bad it is just trying to cle...
by Molitro
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Deciding between open or silent focused case (Fractal S2)
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

Re: Deciding between open or silent focused case (Fractal S2

So just to finish this topic, all went basically as expected. I've been trying out different configs and playing with the Speedfan profiles, and I've ended up with 3 intakes (trusty Noctua A14s) and 2 exhausts (2 of the Fractals that come with the case), and sure enough, the Meshify is effectively s...
by Molitro
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Deciding between open or silent focused case (Fractal S2)
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

Re: Deciding between open or silent focused case (Fractal S2

Yeah you can build some big ass quiet servers on the Fractal Rs if you have the room for them. On my side of things, screw it, I pulled the trigger on the Meshify. I also like it aesthetically, so what the hell. I'll probably forget about the hard drive noise soon enough, if it's even a problem, whi...
by Molitro
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Deciding between open or silent focused case (Fractal S2)
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

Re: Deciding between open or silent focused case (Fractal S2

4) Go with Meshify, here you might be fine with the your components, but hdds really hard to say, its more likely you will hear them, but if your storage needs are not that high, there are still 2TB WD Greens on retail. Here what i would do is try the Meshify, if its not quiet enough, then add the ...
by Molitro
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Deciding between open or silent focused case (Fractal S2)
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

Deciding between open or silent focused case (Fractal S2)

Hello all. I was asking in the drives forum about today's quiet drives, but CA_Steve kindly informs there's not much current information, so for now I'm gonna try out a WD blue, which by specs should be slightly quieter than my current greens and just hope it's better. Now the topic got more sidetra...
by Molitro
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't find current recommendations on quiet drives.
Replies: 4
Views: 5076

Re: Can't find current recommendations on quiet drives.

If these are just archival HDDs, perhaps your aren't familiar with Windows Power Options? And yes, when they spin down they go completely silent, but they're still accessed relatively frequently Yeah, that is what I was referring to. As soon as they spin down it's of course no problem, something th...
by Molitro
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't find current recommendations on quiet drives.
Replies: 4
Views: 5076

Re: Can't find current recommendations on quiet drives.

Hi. Thanks. Checking the specs sheets for WD I see my current wd greens are supposed to average 24dBA while idling (don't care at all about seek noise, that's irrelevant as it's uncommon for my use. It's all about spin and vibration noise), the 4TB Reds are on 25 dBA, which I believe are the ones pe...
by Molitro
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't find current recommendations on quiet drives.
Replies: 4
Views: 5076

Can't find current recommendations on quiet drives.

Hi. I moved to build a silent as possible PC a while back with a Fractal R4, and choosing the right components I got it to be effectively silent for my needs (as in, hard to distinguish from ambient noise in the middle of the night). Thing is, of course, the case is kind of warm, and really, the PC ...