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by Burdy
Fri Apr 23, 2004 3:58 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Compact, Fast, Quiet? (Shuttle XPC or ?)
Replies: 10
Views: 6460

i have a shuttle zen (st62k), which has an external psu. I run a P4 2.6C undervolted to 1.2V. There is one single fan left in the system and it runs at 1300-1400rpm. CPU Temps are 37°C under full load (folding)! I highly recommend the st62k ... just undervolt the cpu :) Markus Very interesting. But...
by Burdy
Wed Mar 03, 2004 1:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA silencing idea
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

VGA silencing idea

I've got a Radeon 7500 with a little fan on it. The heatsink is glued on, and there are no holes to install a Zalman. So I've got another idea, but i'm not sure if it will be enough. I would take the little cooler off, and install a 92mm at about 5 centimeters away from the heatsink, blowing on it a...
by Burdy
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modded SS-300FT with pics
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

dukla2000 wrote: I can't think of anything for you to worry about (except why you got an FM instead of FGL :) )
That's because it scored so good in the review at this site :wink:
by Burdy
Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modded SS-300FT with pics
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

Could be, to be 100% honest. Depends on the air intake temp to the psu and the load on the psu. If you check tables B & C in the SPCR review of the 300W Tornado you can see for a 150W load the default fan is driven at 5-5-7.2V, and at 300W it is driven at 12V. Now the default fan is doing around 30...
by Burdy
Wed Feb 25, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modded SS-300FT with pics
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

The radiator is in an external case, under my pc-case. Its heat doesn't come into my pc-case.

Isn't 5 V extremely low voltage for a PSU? :shock:
by Burdy
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modded SS-300FT with pics
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

Modded SS-300FT with pics

The noise of my SS-300FT was not acceptable. (if i opened a JPG, the fan went faster and louder) That's why I replaced te Superred with a Papst 4412 FM. I cut the grill out too, who needs fingerprotection inside a case? Here's my question: how much volt should i give to the fan? (case is watercooled...
by Burdy
Sat Jan 24, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Tornado 400W - what's the best fan mod?
Replies: 11
Views: 4257

As per my sig I replaced 1 of mine with a Papst 4412FGL. Also as per Bri hacked out the grill (on both of my Tornados - might as well once you have trashed the warranty): didn't bother with fancy rubber mounts - just re-used the rubber washers that came on the fan SeaSonic supplied. How much volt d...
by Burdy
Thu Dec 25, 2003 4:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 5V trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

No-one else tried it??
by Burdy
Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 5V trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

Do you mean something like an airduct? A tube that connects the outside with the lower side of the PSU?
by Burdy
Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 5V trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

or 7V? Has no-one ever tried this??
by Burdy
Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 5V trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

5V trick

My last PSU, a 300W Aopen has always run on a Papst N2GL on 5V. Never had any trouble with it. Once I forgot to connect the cable, so it ran fanless for about 2 weeks. I had to get rid of it because of some soft coil noises. (it probably always made that noise, I just started to hear it when I was s...
by Burdy
Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7500 pro
Replies: 4
Views: 2301

I have a ATI Radeon 7500 with a heatsink and a little fan on there. Is it possible to take the fan off and only use the heatsink for cooling ?(heatsink=about 0.5cm high)
by Burdy
Thu Nov 20, 2003 4:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hard choice
Replies: 16
Views: 3746

Seems like too much trouble to buy a PSU in the UK if you ever need the warranty. Yes, but I can get the PSU at 10km away from where I'm staying in the UK. I'm visiting a friend in the first place, the PSU is a nice plus. Has anyone ever had a Seasonic that died? (not the fan, but the rest of the P...
by Burdy
Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hard choice
Replies: 16
Views: 3746

ejl10 wrote:Its the fan... the same problem that everyone else has.
Emmett Lyman
Isn't it easier to replace the fan with a papst? Or can the PSU itself also get broken? (and then you need warranty offcourse)
by Burdy
Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hard choice
Replies: 16
Views: 3746

ejl10 wrote: At first, that it. After a week it started with the notorious whine that everyone complains about, and now it's in for RMA.
Emmett Lyman
Is the whining because of the fan or because of something else? (like coils etc.)
by Burdy
Wed Nov 19, 2003 8:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hard choice
Replies: 16
Views: 3746

Yes, the SS-300FT was first in the reviews. But i noticed a lot of people who had problems with that PSU on this forum. It's impossible for me to return it to the shop if it doesn't work, because I don't visit the UK that often.
by Burdy
Wed Nov 19, 2003 4:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hard choice
Replies: 16
Views: 3746

Bacause I make a trip from belgium to the UK next week I can get a PSU at Kool'n'Quiet. Which one should I buy? - still the Zalman which was adviced earlier - Fortron FSP300-60PN(PF) 300W PSU - Seasonic SS-300FT Active PFC 300W ATXv1.3 oem It must certainly be a PSU with silent coils. My AOpen PSU i...
by Burdy
Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is Seasonic SuperSilencer 400w PSU available in the UK?
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

MechanicalMan wrote: He asked about the 400W Super Silencer, and SS-400AGX is the model number of the 400W Super Silencer. I think it is the one he wants because it is the one he asked for; and it is not on the site you linked to. How's that?
Sorry, just trying to help...
by Burdy
Tue Nov 18, 2003 3:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is Seasonic SuperSilencer 400w PSU available in the UK?
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

MechanicalMan wrote:Burdy, I think he wants the SS-400AGX.
I'm sorry, but the "AGX" was not in his post...why do you presume that?
by Burdy
Tue Nov 18, 2003 11:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hard choice
Replies: 16
Views: 3746

I'd definitely go with the Zalman, it's no contest. The Zalman's been reviewed here at SPCR and is also on the SPCR recommended PSU list . BTW - WELCOME TO SPCR!!!! Thx for the welcome. This site is really what I've been looking for! Silence is golden ;) I heard from someone who owns a computershop...
by Burdy
Tue Nov 18, 2003 11:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hard choice
Replies: 16
Views: 3746

Hard choice

I can choose between these PSU's (limited because of availability in Belgium): ANTEC Power Supply ATX 300W ,PFC, Single Fan ANTEC Power Supply ATX 350W ,PFC, Dual Fans ANTEC True Power Supply ATX 330W 12V Low Noise, PFC, 2.03 Compliant, Dual Fans Zalman ZM300A-APF Voeding 300W Top priority is offcou...