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by pony-tail
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Returning to air cooling after 10 years of custom loop .
Replies: 9
Views: 8645

Re: Returning to air cooling after 10 years of custom loop .

Saw that , apparently it has to do with certain NVME configurations , Just hope Asus can do a better job . Seem at least one Asus dont have a fan =), Guru3d ASUS Also Teases Upcoming AMD X570 Motherboards It looks like only the top line Gigabyte board will be fanless , but it is also said to be ( v...
by pony-tail
Wed May 22, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Returning to air cooling after 10 years of custom loop .
Replies: 9
Views: 8645

Re: Returning to air cooling after 10 years of custom loop .

My sound deadening habits: - I aim for a system that is very quiet in the evening at idle and then it will be "silent" during the day. - I usually connect all fans to the CPU header with a y-adapter and then the system is quiet for 90+ % of usage time. - I mount the fan on the CPU tower cooler to p...
by pony-tail
Sun May 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Returning to air cooling after 10 years of custom loop .
Replies: 9
Views: 8645

Re: Returning to air cooling after 10 years of custom loop .

I am in my 60s now and my priorities have changed a bit . My reason for my choice of case , is that I want to keep things as simple as possible but as quiet as possible . be quiet ! case Dark rock4 cpu cooler , a couple of better fans for the front of the case , a quiet psu . that's 1/2 the job done...
by pony-tail
Sat May 18, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Returning to air cooling after 10 years of custom loop .
Replies: 9
Views: 8645

Re: Returning to air cooling after 10 years of custom loop .

Abula wrote:
pony-tail wrote:The motherboard and CPU are motherboard out yet ( Gen 2 Ryzen and X570)
Good luck, seems like a great platform to build new, hope other manufactures don't follow MSI fan on the chipset.
Saw that , apparently it has to do with certain NVME configurations , Just hope Asus can do a better job .
by pony-tail
Sat May 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Returning to air cooling after 10 years of custom loop .
Replies: 9
Views: 8645

Returning to air cooling after 10 years of custom loop .

I have not posted on here for a long while - Wanting any info I can get on a be quiet !Silent Base 801 ( no tempered glass ) case I have for the last decade been running custom loop watercooling on my main PC in it's various iterations to keep my PC both cool and quiet. But I am about to commence a ...
by pony-tail
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compact mATX case recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 7673

Re: Compact mATX case recommendation?

You really do not need 4 or 5 120mm fans to cool most P.C.s A single 120 mm case fan ( plus the internal cpu and graphics card fans if used ) can cool a pretty decent machine if it is laid out correctly . That though only works in a negative pressure setup - at the expense of dust . The alternative ...
by pony-tail
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Raijintek Aeneas mATX Cube Case
Replies: 4
Views: 3493

Re: Raijintek Aeneas mATX Cube Case

These are a very well made chassis , the design is a bit "iffy" they are not great for water cooling either ( AIO. coolers aside - with their noisy pumps and lacklustre performance and all ) They look to be designed to be built with an all in one liquid cooler in the roof - or a large air cooler and...
by pony-tail
Sat May 08, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA coolers take too many slots
Replies: 6
Views: 1955

From my own experience - SLI can be worth the trouble ! If you are using 2 high end cards and running high res 27 inch monitor . Cooling is always an issue and even with high end cooling you will be trying to shift 500 + watts of heat out of a pair of GTX275 ( that is what I am using at present ) + ...
by pony-tail
Mon May 03, 2010 5:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo upgrade soon?
Replies: 71
Views: 23002

Seriosuly though, I think I'm one of the few who prefered Firewire front port over eSATA. I wish I have Firewire instead on my P183, something I miss having since moving up from my Solo. It's useful for importing footage from DV cams. You are not alone on that one ! That is one of my problems with ...
by pony-tail
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Ati 5770 Air cooler?
Replies: 51
Views: 16292

I have the 5770 (a Sapphire ) it is a pretty good card !
I would go for the TR. HR03 revA If I could get one . They seem very scarce on the ground around my neck of the woods ( Brisbane AU )
by pony-tail
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 116625

I am only an occaisional visitor here ! I block flash and java in my browser but all other adds are left unblocked . I am in my mid 50s and have less than perfect eyesight ,flashing noisy adds and popups are not my thing ! Flash and java just do not get installed on my machines . Due to the small no...
by pony-tail
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Please do a PWM fans roundup!
Replies: 32
Views: 12649

How many brands of the 4 pin PWM fans are there available ? In Australia have only seen Sythe and Arctic Cooling retail . I have found 4 pin PWM fans in Machines from Delta and Sunon . The delta was OK at it's lower frequency but the Sunon sounded identical to a zalman PWM fan (obnoxious ) The Delta...
by pony-tail
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink for a modest AMD system in a warm (hot) climate
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

Even though it is greatly improved it still requires at least an 800 rpm fan and not until 1000 rpm does it outperform a Hr01 so maybe MikeC thinks it is not suitable for most readers but with a hot system in a hot climate it excels ( within a couple of deg C of a true ). In the hottest days I am le...
by pony-tail
Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink for a modest AMD system in a warm (hot) climate
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

Well TRUE is most powerful cooler tested in SPCR. IFX-14 might be a bit more powerful. But HR-01 Plus shines on low air situations. And has enough capability to cool Not that well at all in 40 degree ( celsius ) + heat ! Albeit that I am trying to use it on a very hot CPU and in a very hot climate ...
by pony-tail
Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink for a modest AMD system in a warm (hot) climate
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

I have found that in 40c heat or more a Thermalright SI-128 or a TRUE will handle a 125 or 140 watt CPU with a 1000rpm fan speed ( I am using Arctic cooling 120 PWM fans on mine ) The HR-01 does too but not quite as well The original Ninja just copes with an Athlon X2 4800+ socket 939 with a Nexus 1...
by pony-tail
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Disappointed in my Antec NSK6580. Suggest other options?
Replies: 6
Views: 4327

I live in an area with similar heat issues ( maybe 1 or 2c cooler ) I am using NSK3480 s . I have found that the one I have just bought has a different ( noisier ) PSU than the 2 I bought a year ago . I would dodge a Sonata in 40c heat - you would need to have the fan running at 1500 rpm to cool it ...
by pony-tail
Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Phenom II
Replies: 59
Views: 14319

pony-tail: Yeah but I was talking about AM2.
That is why I specified the AM2+ in my post so as not to have confusion .
by pony-tail
Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Phenom II
Replies: 59
Views: 14319

Quite a few AM2+ mobos from gigabyte and Asus will work with a bois update . there was a list on AMDzone on 26/11/08 of the boards they intend support for .
by pony-tail
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for reasonably quiet 92mm 2500 RPM fan
Replies: 31
Views: 10271

A remote possibility is that it is ripple in the 12v rail of that PSU . Have you tested any of the fans on a different PSU ? I have had low levels of ripple on two recent ( less thsn 6 months old ) Antec HE PSUs My Panaflo L1 fans picked it up straight away with a faint but audible growl That is not...
by pony-tail
Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Upgraded 2 AMD systems to quad today
Replies: 8
Views: 2613

Was there any noticeable performance gain ?
I was unaware that any Opterons came in socket AM2 , does it fit ( and work ) on all AM2 boards ?
by pony-tail
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Phenom II
Replies: 59
Views: 14319

I currently run 2 machines one with Athlon X2 6400+ one with Phenom X4 9850 and both on AMD 780 mobos with HD3850 graphics There is no noticeable difference running Ubuntu 810 ( my Windows only box is C2Q 6700 on a P35 Shuttle , windows only because the P35 Shuttle would not play nice with Linux ) I...
by pony-tail
Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Please do a PWM fans roundup!
Replies: 32
Views: 12649

I have been using Arctic Cooling PWM fans for a year now (4pin variety) They are , for the most part decently quiet ( not Silent ) but when I get hot weather ( 38c + ) they do spin up and can be very loud . The upside is that they keep the temps down on those hot days . I have also had a Zalman NT 8...
by pony-tail
Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EACS and oldish onboard SATA-I problem..
Replies: 12
Views: 7009

I have had this issue with WD Sata II drives and older controllers Sil 3112 and Promise Sata 150 the Promise controller was easy to fix with a firmware upgrade . I have also had the issue with some generic Sata I usb external cases ( both had a Via internal chip ) .I have also had a similar issue wi...
by pony-tail
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Please do a PWM fans roundup!
Replies: 32
Views: 12649

Physics. Voltage pulses + electric motor = sound pulses--especially with a fan that is designed to move air! All electric motors have pulses of current ! if you applied a fixed DC current to the armature of an electric motor it would not spin . The issue is that firstly PWM is a sqare wave pulse ( ...
by pony-tail
Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for small, high-quality case
Replies: 27
Views: 14153

I have at times used the InWin V508 case and found it to be well made and able to be silenced effectively . It is smaller than the NSK 3480 but is easier to work with - and in some ways a little better laid out - The NSK is quieter out of the box but with a few mods there is very little difference ....
by pony-tail
Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: coolest gaming card: Radeon HD 4830 vs Geforce 9800GT
Replies: 22
Views: 5930

Firstly I would suggest a Thermalright HR01+ in a NSK 3480 over a Ninja due to it's smaller size and roughly equal performance - and if you can find one a HIS 4850 with the dual slot cooler that blows the heat out the back . I am using Thermalright SI-128 SE coolers in my 3480s but would not recomme...
by pony-tail
Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Think I've got a problem - P182 and HEAT.
Replies: 6
Views: 2619

Idle on the CPU is 32-35c at rest, gtx280 about 50c I would not be worrying too much about your CPU temps - My room temp is 39c as I write this . The GPU seems a little warm but only by 5-7 c - is there clear airflow to your video card cooler ? Is it sucking hot air of something else in your case ?...
by pony-tail
Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: idle over 50c, harmful?
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

With a Shuttle the I.C.E. fan spins down at idle and speeds up as the CPU temp increases becoming very loud at full speed . It has been quite a while since I had a socket 462 machine but mine was a Shuttle SN45-G it had an idle temp of 45c and load temp of 55 -60c but it was a 400fsb 3000+ not a 320...
by pony-tail
Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 4850e/HR01Plus Passive?
Replies: 14
Views: 5519

I run a DO stepping X2 6000+ (Brisbane core 89 watt ) semi passive ( stock mini P180 fans only ) in 38 -40c ambient without any problems on a TR - HR01 plus . But it has very good airflow . It gets to 58 or 58c under load but is not likely to fry so a 45 watt CPU should not be any problem at all , s...
by pony-tail
Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cases with PSU at bottom
Replies: 11
Views: 4082

would say that the problem about bottom chambers of Antec is that the hard drives are located there and heat up the air taken in by the power supply. If the power supply could intake air directly from the outside of the case (e.g. like in the CoolerMaster CM690 which has a dedicated PSU intake), yo...