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by t1000
Wed May 08, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM-1000W, Seasonic X1050, or fanless ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4921

Re: Zalman ZM-1000W, Seasonic X1050, or fanless ?

OP, I run an almost identical system to yours on a Seasonic 460W fanless with no problems at all (stock though, I don't OC)

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by t1000
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i5 3470 too hot?
Replies: 16
Views: 12389

Re: i5 3470 too hot?

The idle temps seem around 5-7c hotter than they should be. Not exactly a show-stopper but if you are that worried, these are the things I'd check off: 1. Reapply the heat sink compound and re-seat the cooler ? 2. You have the fanless Seasonic.. I assume the heat vents are sitting at the top of the ...
by t1000
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are SSDs really that bad?
Replies: 46
Views: 16668

Re: Are SSDs really that bad?

SSD are to expensive and small to even be taking seriously. I don't buy into the hype about how wonderful they are. When they cost the same and provide that same capacity as traditional harddrives then I'll take them seriously. There just not worth it. You're trolling, but here goes. :) Cost and ca...
by t1000
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New P280 Build, Welcome Comments
Replies: 9
Views: 2537

Re: New P280 Build, Welcome Comments

kuzzia wrote:Isn't the Seasonic X 400 modular?
Yep. And I wouldn't worry about putting it in a 'bottom chamber' style case either, I have mine in a P183 and it's FINE.

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by t1000
Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New P280 Build, Welcome Comments
Replies: 9
Views: 2537

Re: New P280 Build, Welcome Comments

You don't even have a dedicated GPU in your rig, a 400w Seasonic fanless would be OVERKILL.. go fanless, the seasonic is not even going to break a sweat let alone generate any heat !!! My 460W fanless barely gets warm in my system which is semi similar to yours plus a GTX 680 !! I like the P280 too ...
by t1000
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Completely silent high-end/Gaming rig ... DONE !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 9903

Completely silent high-end/Gaming rig ... DONE !!!

After years and years of experimenting with quiet PC components I have finally going to the trouble of building a virtually silent gaming/top end PC !!! It's the quietest build I have ever put together.. it is practically inaudible in normal use. When gaming and the GPU gets a significant workout (G...
by t1000
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua DH-14: Stock fan control
Replies: 4
Views: 2075

Noctua DH-14: Stock fan control

Hi there all, Has anyone out there in SPCR land tried to slow up the Noctua DH-14 stock fans via attaching them to a fan controller or controlling via software ? I notice that my DH-14 maxes out under 100% CPU load at the low to mid 50c mark.. that leaves a LOT of headway.. I would like to try to sl...
by t1000
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Double-check - Seasonic Fanless 460W enough for my system ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: Double-check - Seasonic Fanless 460W enough for my syste

Thanks for all the advice gents. Threw in the X-460 last night, ticking along beautifully.

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by t1000
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pulling My Hair Out-Cooler Choices
Replies: 24
Views: 6003

Re: Pulling My Hair Out-Cooler Choices

I have the extact same CPU and a GTX680. I went for the Noctua DH-14... was also considering the CH-14 but I liked the idea of venting the heat out the rear of the case to keep the warm air from getting into my GPU. The DH-14 is an excellent cooler and very, very quiet once fitted with the ULNA adap...
by t1000
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Double-check - Seasonic Fanless 460W enough for my system ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: Double-check - Seasonic Fanless 460W enough for my syste

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.

I've just added a Noctura DH-14 and next up is the Seasonic 460W when I get around to picking it up.

Cheers

Chris
by t1000
Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Double-check - Seasonic Fanless 460W enough for my system ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Double-check - Seasonic Fanless 460W enough for my system ?

Hi guys, Before I pull the trigger on a Seasonic Fanless 460w I thought I'd double-check that the unit will be fine for my system. I have a P183 V3. Specs are: i7 2600k CPU (@ stock - not OC'd, never will be) 16GB ram (4x4GB) Gigabyte GTX680 (moderately OC'd by Gigabyte as standard - takes 1x6pin an...
by t1000
Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W
Replies: 25
Views: 7385

Re: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W

I'll stop for the moment and take stock once I get the Noctua CPU cooler in. Once that's in the system should be near silent so I will be able to better guage how much the PSU ramping up truly bugs me.

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by t1000
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W
Replies: 25
Views: 7385

Re: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W

OK, I'm thinking about maybe trying the 460w Seasonic fanless instead. My FULL rig is as follows: Intel i7 2600k (at stock) 16GB Ram (4x4) Gigabyte GTX 680 OC (runs a little higher clocks that the standard and takes 1x6 and 1x8 pin) 2xSSD drives 1x 1tb 7200rpm drive (to be replaced with a 5400rpm 2....
by t1000
Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W
Replies: 25
Views: 7385

Re: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W

Actually, one more silly question. The Seasonic supports up to three PCIE video cards... that is, 3 sets of 6 pin/8pin dual connectors.

It is easier on the PSU load to run 1x6 pin from one connector and 1x8pin from another, or should I just run the dual 6 and 8 pins from the single connector ?

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by t1000
Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W
Replies: 25
Views: 7385

Re: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W

I tried the fan on normal already, it's very quiet (not silent though obviously). Also checked the GPU, it's clocking right down when not gaming. I'm going to try putting a front fan in the bottom chamber to see if that keeps it cooler. If not, then I would have to assume that I have a dodgy temp se...
by t1000
Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W
Replies: 25
Views: 7385

Re: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W

Definitely on Hybrid... I double checked it. Going to monitor it tonight and if it keeps firing up I'll try an intake fan in the front of the case, otherwise, I guess it's still a great PSU.. just had higher expectations I guess. I've double checked that all PMW settings are right, nothing is runnin...
by t1000
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W
Replies: 25
Views: 7385

Re: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W

Well, happy to say it's a lot quieter, but the fan still starts up from time to time in windows when it shouldn't. Tempted to stick a Noctura at low RPM in the botton bay to try to draw a little more cool air into the PSU.

A bit frustrating... the Seasonic cost me a small fortune...

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by t1000
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W
Replies: 25
Views: 7385

Re: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W

Thanks dudes.. I'll report back in a few hours. I guess it does make sense....the fan is an intake, therefore I am currently drawing air from the rest of the case where the GPU and CPU have dispersed heat. Warmer air in = higher temp = fan engages. Whereas drawing air from the bottom of the case/ext...
by t1000
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W
Replies: 25
Views: 7385

Re: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W

Tzeb wrote:The psu should be mounted with the fan on the bottom of the p183.
Is that a fact ? WOW, I had no idea that this was the case... you think it will make a difference to the temps and therefore keep the fan from firing ?

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by t1000
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W
Replies: 25
Views: 7385

Re: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W

Ok, sat up to all wierd hours of the night and narrowed it down to the PSU. It seems that the fan is kicking in even during internet browsing/desktop stuff. I don't mind if it kicks in when I am gaming, but having it fire up when on the desktop is a pain in the bum. I bought the seasonic on the assu...
by t1000
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W
Replies: 25
Views: 7385

Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W

Hi there all. I've been out of the upgrade loop for a while hence out of the SCPR loop too. Just did a big upgrade and bought myself a Seasonic 1050W GOLD. Overkill, I know, but I wanted to try to keep it as low a load as possible to keep the fanless mode on. Silly question time: How do I monitor th...
by t1000
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Please help finding quietest gaming card!
Replies: 4
Views: 2511

Re: Please help finding quietest gaming card!

This is not a necro effort, it's just that I saw this thread and thought the recommendations were good.. a lot of people struggle most with noise from GPUs. A short resurrection might be handy for those trying to silence GPUs. I will throw a further option into the mix: Download MSI Afterburner (for...
by t1000
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Alternatives to P182/P183
Replies: 7
Views: 3513

What about the Antec Ninehundred Two ? A couple of giant fans - but they are tri-cools so on LOW they should be very quiet ???

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by t1000
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Alternatives to P182/P183
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

Alternatives to P182/P183

Hi there all. I've been right out of the silent pc loop for quite some time so please bear with me. I have a gaming system built in a P180 case currently. I replaced all the Antec fans with Nexus fans, have a Zalman 1000W PSU (which is nearly silent), a Scythe Ninja HSF (again with a Nexus fitted). ...
by t1000
Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Alternatives to P182/P183
Replies: 7
Views: 3513

Alternatives to P182/P183

Hi there all. I've been right out of the silent pc loop for quite some time so please bear with me. I have a gaming system built in a P180 case currently. I replaced all the Antec fans with Nexus fans, have a Zalman 1000W PSU (which is nearly silent), a Scythe Ninja HSF (again with a Nexus fitted). ...
by t1000
Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need to replace PSU: Zalman 850w and 1000w
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Thanks Mike, much appreciated. I might just extend to the 1000w anyway.. at some point in a year or two I might have a brain-snap and try SLI.

Cheers

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by t1000
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need to replace PSU: Zalman 850w and 1000w
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Guys - my temps are fine. Temps are now lower than when the 4870 was installed because the GTX280 is venting heat through to the back of the case whereas the 4870 with the AC Twin Turbo was leaving the heat inside the case. I've measured it.. the temps are fine. My PSU is and has been rock solid. Th...
by t1000
Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need to replace PSU: Zalman 850w and 1000w
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

nothing overclocked. THe simple fact is that the PSU won't drive my rig since the card was installed.. it was 100% rock stable beforehand so it's definitely a PSU issue (the card itself is not faulty). Back when I had a 4870 in there the PSU would also ramp up it's fans to jet-engine speed within a ...
by t1000
Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need to replace PSU: Zalman 850w and 1000w
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Need to replace PSU: Zalman 850w and 1000w

Hi there all. I'm a silence fan and need to replace my PSU (Seasonic 650w) as it will no longer stay stable following the installation of a Nvidia GTX280 (also have 4 hard drives, 2 optical, soundcard etc). I was looking at either the 850w or 1000w HP Zalman PSU. I've read good things about the low ...
by t1000
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Where to get artic cooling twin turbo
Replies: 4
Views: 1929