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by gourdo_1
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm fan with 4-pin connector for CPU PWM control?
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

Re: 120mm fan with 4-pin connector for CPU PWM control?

Awesome, thanks! Bought me a slipstream. We'll see how it goes...
by gourdo_1
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm fan with 4-pin connector for CPU PWM control?
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

120mm fan with 4-pin connector for CPU PWM control?

Hi, I'm looking for a standard 120mm case fan that has 4-pins to plug into the CPU header on my MSI motherboard so I can reduce it's speed via the board's built-in Intel PWM controller. The 3-pin 120mm fan I currently have works fine on the other 3-pin headers, but won't listen to the PWM signal on ...
by gourdo_1
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet DirectX10 OC'ed gaming beast -- mission accomplished!
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Also, what voltage did you use for your e6600? It's running at 1.38 volts (SpeedStep knocks it down to 1.050 at idle). It really doesn't take much power to make this CPU hum! Anyway, it's stable running Orthos for hours. It took me about a week to get all the BIOS settings right. If you miss even o...
by gourdo_1
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet DirectX10 OC'ed gaming beast -- mission accomplished!
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Great work! Do you have any pictures you can share with us as well? Does the Raptor make alot of noise? Derek I will post some pictures soon. The raptor is probably the loudest component -- when seeking. To be honest, the P180B soft HD mounting is ok, but leaves a bit to be desired. I may explore o...
by gourdo_1
Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet DirectX10 OC'ed gaming beast -- mission accomplished!
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

I'm wondering about the PCI vents though, is it really better to have them solid than ventilating? I haven't noticed much of a difference, but then again my bottom grill is still open as well. What I'm really after is some test data to show a benefit for either method. Yeah, I haven't really done t...
by gourdo_1
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet DirectX10 OC'ed gaming beast -- mission accomplished!
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Quiet DirectX10 OC'ed gaming beast -- mission accomplished!

Thought I'd share with you folks my latest build in case any ideas here inspire you to build something similar. Here's my story: I wanted a beast of a gaming rig for Crysis and other upcoming DX10 games, but one that could be very quiet when idling because I sleep six feet away. Here are the specs: ...
by gourdo_1
Tue May 22, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 8800 Ultra - great silent card potential?
Replies: 20
Views: 9092

I just installed an 8800GTX in my new E6600 rig. Though it's not an ultra, I think it's safe to say that it's pretty close. The 8800GTX is *quiet* when idling. To give you an idea, I have a modded P180B, with 4x 120 S-flex E fans running at 50%, E6600 @3.2GHz /SpeedStep:2.1GHz, with Thermaltake Ultr...
by gourdo_1
Tue May 01, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question about using PicoPSU to spin just HDs 24x7
Replies: 11
Views: 3995

That one jumper `controlled spinup via spinup command per ata standard' sounds like something you don't want. Try either taking hte only jumper off or putting it on the pins closest to the molex power connector. On the Raptor, I put a jumper on pins 1-2, then 3-4, then 5-6, then 7-8.. no luck. My o...
by gourdo_1
Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question about using PicoPSU to spin just HDs 24x7
Replies: 11
Views: 3995

And also, will the drives spin just because they have power, or do they need the disk controller to tell them to spin up? I'm pretty sure you can't keep it from telling them to spin down when you power off the mobo... ALl the drives I've ever used in the past spin automatically with power... but it...
by gourdo_1
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question about using PicoPSU to spin just HDs 24x7
Replies: 11
Views: 3995

Hmmmm, that's news to me. Is this true? Doesn't say anything about that at the mini-box website...
by gourdo_1
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question about using PicoPSU to spin just HDs 24x7
Replies: 11
Views: 3995

Question about using PicoPSU to spin just HDs 24x7

Ok, so I went and bought a PicoPSU-80W without fully doing the math. Since the mini-box support folks haven't answered my inquiry, I thought maybe some SPCR readers would have some knowledge. Here's what I want to do: Run a monster OCed gaming rig with a Corsair 520HX. It will sit in standby mode th...
by gourdo_1
Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Using an SBC to run a 24x7 power sipper/OC'ed beast
Replies: 8
Views: 2742

Re: check your hard drives

what kind of hard drives do you have in there? The drive I'll put in the 24x7 will be 8-10 watts I figure. you might be able to get it down to 110 watts but that's still quite a bit (depending on your area 110 watt machine will cost you $80-100 a year on average, maybe less, maybe more!) Well, thin...
by gourdo_1
Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Using an SBC to run a 24x7 power sipper/OC'ed beast
Replies: 8
Views: 2742

Re: Using an SBC to run a 24x7 power sipper/OC'ed beast

qviri wrote: Except you'll pay over $400 for the SBC...
True, but over the 4+ years I plan to use it, it would make up for the difference.
by gourdo_1
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Using an SBC to run a 24x7 power sipper/OC'ed beast
Replies: 8
Views: 2742

Re: i went through the same thing

My current system is a P4-3GHZ. I built it for silence 3 1/2 years ago with help from SPCR. It's as quiet as I'll ever need: P4-3GHz w/ AlCu HS/fan ATI 9500Pro with Arctic Cooling Silencer Abit AI7 MB w/ fans set to 2000rpm at idle 7-volted 120mm panaflo fans Modded Supersilencer 400Watt w/ Panaflo ...
by gourdo_1
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Using an SBC to run a 24x7 power sipper/OC'ed beast
Replies: 8
Views: 2742

Re: sleep state

Yeah, looking at what you've put together there, I'm starting to think I should just re-purpose my existing system as a 24x7 server and just put the new system into standby/hibernate when I'm not using it. Not totally happy about having to power cycle it so often, but I see the advantage of just hav...
by gourdo_1
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Using an SBC to run a 24x7 power sipper/OC'ed beast
Replies: 8
Views: 2742

Using an SBC to run a 24x7 power sipper/OC'ed beast

Ok, so I already started a thread above, but I thought this idea might warrant it's own. I want to build a 24x7 computer that sips power but still runs Vista, plays games, Photoshop, 3d rendering and the like really fast. I'm a power user, don't want to compromise with a mobile CPU and intend to ove...
by gourdo_1
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Possible to build 24x7 power sipper + occasional OC monster?
Replies: 10
Views: 2869

I'd say the biggest problem would be the gfx card - 8800XXX cards take a lot of power idling. 8800GTX alone takes 60W while your machine does nothing and goes up to 150W when pushed. I believe we will soon have more info on the coming 8600 series and its power consumption. There shouldn't be any pr...
by gourdo_1
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Possible to build 24x7 power sipper + occasional OC monster?
Replies: 10
Views: 2869

Re: overclocking

overclocking for games doesn't always make much sense for the most part, any core 2 duo chip has more than enough power to run the games - all the benchmarks I have seen comparing CPU's show that games are almost 100% GPU bound using a core 2 duo chip (seriously) I know what you're saying, but one ...
by gourdo_1
Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Possible to build 24x7 power sipper + occasional OC monster?
Replies: 10
Views: 2869

Possible to build 24x7 power sipper + occasional OC monster?

Yes, I want to have my cake and eat it too. I want to build a system to replace my aging p4-3GHz that's capable of sitting mostly idle for 22-23 hours a day. It will serve up a few files, VNC sessions and torrents while I'm at work/sleeping and it will spend 1-2 hours/day gaming. I will build it to ...
by gourdo_1
Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Controller suggestion for S-Flex and Yate Loon D12SL-12's?
Replies: 6
Views: 2597

Hey guys. Yep, looks like it's down to these two. Probably will go with the Rheobus. Does it at all make sense to use this to control the CPU fan (a Scythe mounted to an Ultra-120), or should that still be plugged into the motherboard and thermally controlled from there?
by gourdo_1
Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Controller suggestion for S-Flex and Yate Loon D12SL-12's?
Replies: 6
Views: 2597

Controller suggestion for S-Flex and Yate Loon D12SL-12's?

I've got 2x Yate Loon D12SL-12s and 2x Scythe S-flex fans for a total of 4 fans that I'd like to control. Can anyone recommend a 4-fan controller, perhaps a 5.25 bay controller? The 4-fan controllers I've seen appear to use PWM, and I'm not sure if I'll hear whining or not. Anyone know if these fans...
by gourdo_1
Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: case temp vs fan noise v air circulation
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Re: case temp vs fan noise v air circulation

I think the right spot is where you are safely cooling your components, but no more than that. Your CPU can get quite hot before switching to thermal protection. Assuming you've done all you can by using one of the best large CPU coolers and a fan that pushes as much air as possible at a given db le...
by gourdo_1
Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need PSU rec. for P180 mid-range game machine
Replies: 12
Views: 2695

I'm building a system like yours, but going to be putting an 8800 in it immediately (GTS or GTX not sure at the moment). I already purchased a 520HX.
by gourdo_1
Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 or Seasonic S12-500
Replies: 2
Views: 1657

Re: Seasonic S12-430 or Seasonic S12-500

I'm looking at building a similar system to you. Thing is I *may* upgrade to SLI 8800GTXs and *may* upgrade to a quad core CPU, all depending on pricing, availability and whether software can really take advantage of the extra horsepower in say 12-18 months. To keep my options open, I decided to go ...
by gourdo_1
Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SuperSilencer back from the brink, but new fan is slow??
Replies: 10
Views: 2811

Well, I never got around to figuring out what was up with the PSU fan signal, but I checked the M1BX fan itself by plugging it into a FanMate. It works beautifully, starting up every time at the lowest setting and pushing out decent airflow at a full 12V. So clearly the problem is the PSU or some st...
by gourdo_1
Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SuperSilencer back from the brink, but new fan is slow??
Replies: 10
Views: 2811

It's an M1BX fan (with monitoring), so it has 3 wires and a 3 pin header. They are labelled +, - and S on the fan itself. I'm pretty sure I've got the wiring right (after messing it up initially). I'll test it tonight and report back.
by gourdo_1
Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SuperSilencer back from the brink, but new fan is slow??
Replies: 10
Views: 2811

There's a remote possibility of the fan being connected incorrectly. I once put a Papst 4412F/2GL in my 300W Tornado but plugged it in backwards, so it was basically being powered from the RPM sensing line. The fan would never start on its own, and once manually started it always spun slowly (as in...
by gourdo_1
Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SuperSilencer back from the brink, but new fan is slow??
Replies: 10
Views: 2811

Three lines of text on the fan itself:

OI27AN-1BX

Model FBA08A12M

DC12V 0.17A


Looks Like 12 volts to me.
--Gordo
by gourdo_1
Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SuperSilencer back from the brink, but new fan is slow??
Replies: 10
Views: 2811

chylld wrote:are you sure the m1bx isn't a 24v fan? if it is, then that explains your problem.
Good point. I thought about that. I made sure to buy a 12V, but who knows what they shipped me. I'll unplug and read the model info. Back in a bit...