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by pingu666
Thu May 04, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Weird whistle i don´t know what to do!
Replies: 2
Views: 2496

Re: Weird whistle i don´t know what to do!

ive had this, it was the rear of the fan blades being near the punched out grill off the case, changing the fan to a shadow wings, which has different blade design and more standoff at the rear fixed it.

the other fan was fine in clean air...
by pingu666
Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU that can give out 27+amps on the 12v rail?
Replies: 2
Views: 2758

Re: Fanless PSU that can give out 27+amps on the 12v rail?

the evga 850w g2 ran heaven benchmark, and aida64 for a quite a long time before fan kicked in

4.5ghz sandy and r390x which outputs 250 300w range by itself, may have had a bunch of drives plugged in too
by pingu666
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: highish wattage psu recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1621

Re: highish wattage psu recommendations?

my current psu is a akasa 650watt (700watt peak) i think, its pretty old but its big and heavy and was well reviewed back in the day :). I think the circuit on the consumer unit that my room is on, is pretty low, maybe 13amps ?, waking from sleep/hibernate can make it pop the trip too. Ive got a del...
by pingu666
Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: highish wattage psu recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1621

highish wattage psu recommendations?

Just looking for advice, my current psu might be the cause of a annoying issue, sometimes when i power on the pc, it pops the trip/surge protection or whatever, which kills that part of the houses electricity until its reset :\ if i do bite the bullet and get another psu, im looking for 650+ watts, ...
by pingu666
Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any good heatsinks/fans for the new Sandybridge processors?
Replies: 1
Views: 924

Re: Any good heatsinks/fans for the new Sandybridge processo

1156 heatsinks will work fine, physicaly there the same size, mounting holes etc

but which one to get is more difficult, on the lower end the coolmaster hyper 212 is really popular £20 is around its cost
by pingu666
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 120hz monitors and gaming
Replies: 34
Views: 5509

Re: 120hz monitors and gaming

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18193866&page=14 theres a long thread there on the new benq 23.6" 120hz monitor so far ive switched vsync off and only noticed it on a quake 3 timedemo, it averaged 510fps! games look fantastic my 4870 isnt really fast enough in the few games ive tri...
by pingu666
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman not giving up on the "flower" heatsinks
Replies: 12
Views: 3153

Re: Zalman not giving up on the "flower" heatsinks

my experience with zalman is the copper heatsinks, or the flower/ \|/ style ones the qualtity of just the heatsink was beautiful, the fit and finish etc. pretty much perfect. i guess thats still the same?

the fans where so so/poor i guess

extruded aluminium parts where mediocure
by pingu666
Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best 1.5 Eco drive for HTPC?
Replies: 6
Views: 2224

buy a 7200rpm drive is the other way, thats what I use on our htpc...
id recommend that route, media center can be funny with remote storage of tv shows :\
by pingu666
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ack :\ low profile for htpc needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

think ill grab the mini, and blimey my 20" tft casing just made a loud crack

thermal expansion :\
by pingu666
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ack :\ low profile for htpc needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

ack :\ low profile for htpc needed

just bulit a htpc with a antec fusion 430 case, currently using a intel heatsink but its abit noisey :\ scythe mini is obivous choice, but it would be mighty close to the soundproofed top cover, like millimeters... :/ does the top get warm on the tower coolers, ive never used one before :S with a ma...
by pingu666
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help me with some good and silent DVD+-RW.
Replies: 33
Views: 15079

the pioneer in my htpc seems fairly quiet so far :o, its the blu ray and dvd writer one..
by pingu666
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: dynamat on hard drives?
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

just buy a new samsung hd tbh, i could send u some elastic i got off ebay cheap if u want, its dark green, about a inch wide i think, pm if u interested ;)
by pingu666
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help me with some good and silent DVD+-RW.
Replies: 33
Views: 15079

tried a no cd patch for the game cd/dvd problem?
or some image software..
by pingu666
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What are my candidates for HTPC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

one im building right now, has got 2 750gig samsungs, best price/performance and there quiet... :)
by pingu666
Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Apple Time Capsule loud noise (any idea to make it quiet ?)
Replies: 8
Views: 5493

you can get soft rubbery feet (often made of deflex) for audio equipment, could get some of them for it to sit on, and depending on clearence, maybe get some soundproofing inside..
by pingu666
Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need Suggestions for 500G external drive
Replies: 3
Views: 1612

u tend to get longer warrenties on a bare drive too, something to consider. (3 vs 1 year)

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124166

something like that would be good, u can also get sata to esata cables too, which is the el cheapo option :)
by pingu666
Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Harddrive silencing software
Replies: 11
Views: 8187

my vistarse has been pretty decent actully, does it per disk (unlike xp?) sometimes it spins up, spins down, spins up the same disk. if your power management is abit wonky, try setting it to something else, then making your own custom one again
by pingu666
Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help me with some good and silent DVD+-RW.
Replies: 33
Views: 15079

guess that just leaves the sony/opti drives then :\
and the next gen expensive hd/blu drives
by pingu666
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help me with some good and silent DVD+-RW.
Replies: 33
Views: 15079

so far so nosiey, its a 215 (that does everything). very loud fan type noise, strange thing is i spotted some foam (soundproofing?) under the front screws. the tray looks cheap too :\

noise is quite balanced, but ive only tried 1 disk so far...
by pingu666
Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help me with some good and silent DVD+-RW.
Replies: 33
Views: 15079

ive heard some say the samsung drives are quiet, but i dont know if thats true, they are cheap tho... i just ordered myself a pioneer, fed up of my lite on, its noisey (including odd noises) and doesnt like dual layer media :\
by pingu666
Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: On Bling / Deliberately Loud Components
Replies: 11
Views: 5548

its a matter of opinion, i quite like abit of fancyness myself :o
by pingu666
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Dynamic PWM CPU Cooler under 109mm for Q6600 in an HTPC
Replies: 11
Views: 3615

found it :D, randomly i have a evga 680 mobo manual, but never had the mobo :o

page 64/65 :) in the printed manual

page 114/5 on the pdf here http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/680i%20manual.pdf

hope that helps, looks similer to what my old dfi mobo had :)
by pingu666
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Dynamic PWM CPU Cooler under 109mm for Q6600 in an HTPC
Replies: 11
Views: 3615

im surprised there isnt some thermal control in the bios for the cpu fan, there has been for my last 2 mobos...
by pingu666
Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HTPC: Antec Fusion
Replies: 22
Views: 11595

i use eac for ripping cd's, you should be going for higher than 192kbs, especialy on your favourite stuff.

most people have /artist/album (year + quality optional)
by pingu666
Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Good retailers in spain?
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

is there a spanish ebay? u could try that too :)
by pingu666
Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Thermalright city + intense sound damping
Replies: 39
Views: 22842

thats crazy.

well done :D

looks like a good wtx case too...
by pingu666
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, a step further *updated :O*
Replies: 20
Views: 16555

just a small update without pics :o noisest fan in the system is the 80mm outside the psu, so im gonna build a little duct/house thing to quiten it down soon :) installed xpeee on the raptor and had abit of a play with overclocking, which doesnt really effect noise for me :D. so far it seems ok with...
by pingu666
Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which 2 Buy? Samsung HD501LJ or Seagate 7200.11 500GB
Replies: 37
Views: 13053

samsung are a safe, and cheap ;) bet :)
by pingu666
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, a step further *updated :O*
Replies: 20
Views: 16555

updated, now give your scroll finger a rest ;)
by pingu666
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 3870 and 8800gt prices
Replies: 18
Views: 4398

my rule of thumb is to never buy something thats down to a handful of units or "due soon", specialy if its time important :\.