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by Vulcan
Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control info
Replies: 53
Views: 122093

Re: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control i

Has anyone had an opportunity to play with one of the Z87 Asrock boards?

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It looks like these have pretty solid bios based fan controls (unlike the Asus and Gigabyte board Z87 boards I have used)
by Vulcan
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan control for Haswell
Replies: 10
Views: 6777

Re: Gigabyte fan control for Haswell

Mr Spocko wrote:ET6 is not required to start up when the pc starts it writes the fan speed to bios. You can just start it once, exit it and uninstall it if you want (I just leave it on no start up for my pc)
Fan settings are not being written to the bios for me.
by Vulcan
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-F12 on Corsair H80 causing whine/whurring/buzzing
Replies: 4
Views: 3048

Re: Noctua NF-F12 on Corsair H80 causing whine/whurring/buzz

nf-f12 is really more of a low pressure case fan. Actually, that's not the case. The NF-F12 is really designed for use on a heatsink or radiator and offers the highest static pressure of any of Noctua's fans. http://www.noctua.at/images/feature_graphs/noctua_120mm_fans_comparison.jpg http://www.noc...
by Vulcan
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan control for Haswell
Replies: 10
Views: 6777

Re: Gigabyte fan control for Haswell

Asus for bios purely isn't that great either, asus becomes really good with FanXpert, imo better than everything in the market in terms of fan control. Hmm, maybe I assumed too much from looking at the bios screenshots: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6989/ASUS%20Z87-Pro%20BIOS%2038%20-%20Fans.png...
by Vulcan
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan control for Haswell
Replies: 10
Views: 6777

Re: Gigabyte fan control for Haswell

Unfortunately the controls from within the BIOS itself are still really terrible. I think I might try an Asus board instead.
by Vulcan
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet external housing for hard drive?
Replies: 1
Views: 862

Quiet external housing for hard drive?

Hey guys. I picked up a pair of these Macally housings Unfortunately they rattle and vibrate a lot. The drive is hard mounted to an aluminum rack which slides inside an aluminum shell. Its really pretty intolerable sometimes. Anyone know of a external housing that decouples the drive from the housing?
by Vulcan
Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Watercooled P180
Replies: 30
Views: 21087

cyberspyder wrote:HOLY CRAP dude, you're running THREE rads off of ONE pump?! YOu will get much better performance if your switched to two IMO.
He had two, saw a 5C drop by adding the third.

Your theory is flawed :P
by Vulcan
Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: APC SMART UPS Coil Buzz normal?
Replies: 13
Views: 5385

@Vulcan: 1000VA only lasts 20 min? How much power does your system consume typically? I refused to get a larger VA because battery replacements for higher VA models are too expensive. I'd wager a guess of 160-200W @ idle with monitor and some networking gear. Maybe 325-375W @ full load, which is no...
by Vulcan
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: APC SMART UPS Coil Buzz normal?
Replies: 13
Views: 5385

Re: 1000VA?

bean1975 wrote:A Core 2 Duo and LCD monitor ... and 1000VA? Holy Batman, how long do you want to run from battery? (even including future)
I'd be surprised if I got more than 20 minutes on a 1000VA with my current system.
by Vulcan
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: APC SMART UPS Coil Buzz normal?
Replies: 13
Views: 5385

Did you read previous post? Or do you need it to be quiet also during battery operation? Also for what you're getting that UPS? I'd like it to be quiet even during operation. I'd prefer not to be woken up in the middle of the night when the power goes out. My system is in the same room as my bedroo...
by Vulcan
Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: APC SMART UPS Coil Buzz normal?
Replies: 13
Views: 5385

Are there any KNOWN quiet 1000VA+ UPSs? Did you read previous post? Or do you need it to be quiet also during battery operation? Also for what you're getting that UPS? I'd like it to be quiet even during operation. I'd prefer not to be woken up in the middle of the night when the power goes out. My...
by Vulcan
Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: APC SMART UPS Coil Buzz normal?
Replies: 13
Views: 5385

Well, on a related topic..

Are there any KNOWN quiet 1000VA+ UPSs? I need to pick one up and I'm having a hard time deciding what to go with.
by Vulcan
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: WooHoo got a P182!
Replies: 54
Views: 32023

Someone ordered the p180 from newegg on 3/16/07 and he didn't get the p182. His p180 came from the NJ warehouse which is where mine is coming from too which worries me. The difference is that I ordered the p180b which everyone seems to be having luck with. It should be arriving next week. I'll upda...
by Vulcan
Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Contemplating some P180 mods.
Replies: 3
Views: 2414

Contemplating some P180 mods.

I'm thinking of doing a few mods to my P180. The largest is enlarging the top fan exhaust hole to fit a 140mm fan. I need to take some measurements, but I think it will work well. Actually, I might try to use dual 140mm fans in the top if it seems practical. In addition to that I want to work out so...
by Vulcan
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon 140mm fan starting voltage? "L" version
Replies: 7
Views: 3050

I'm thinking about moding my P180b and putting two of these in the top.

I'll have to take a closer look at my case later tonight.
by Vulcan
Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A Quiet Blower...
Replies: 6
Views: 2191

And you need hardly any cooling for RAM anyway, unless you have RDRAM. My RAM runs just fine without so much as a heatspreader on it. Thats because your probably running you ram at default speed and vltage. My ram is going to need active cooling when I'm pumping 2.3V through it. I'm a combination o...
by Vulcan
Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A Quiet Blower...
Replies: 6
Views: 2191

I'm really just looking for a blower. Anyone know of any?
by Vulcan
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A Quiet Blower...
Replies: 6
Views: 2191

A Quiet Blower...

I'm thinking a blower would work quite well for cooling my ram. Anyone know of a quiet one?
by Vulcan
Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: ADDA 120mm How Quiet?
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Well, its a medium speed ball bearing fan.. So I would not expect it to be terribly quiet.

Why not grab some Yate Loons @ jab-tech for 3.50 each?
by Vulcan
Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Do generic PSUs whine?
Replies: 8
Views: 3243

jaganath wrote:
CWT is the former OEM for Antec... So, that 'generic' you have is actualy a decent supply.
Antec's quality control hasn't exactly been stellar either these past few years (using cr@ppy caps for isntance).
In general though, CWT makes decent supplies.
by Vulcan
Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Do generic PSUs whine?
Replies: 8
Views: 3243

Re: Do generic PSUs whine?

I have a quiet system that draws 75W at the wall at idle, 145W under load. Excluding the power supply, it's got two Recommended hard drives, and two low-speed 12cm fans. So it's easy to hear even faint coil whine, and that high-pitched squealing is annoying. I modded both my Antec SmartPower 500 an...
by Vulcan
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Antec Performance CPU Cooler
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Re: Antec Performance CPU Cooler

Is anyone aware of any reviews on the Antec Performance CPU Cooler ? I just happened to see it on Antec's site today and don't remember hearing anything about it before. Is it new? Hmm, I just read the specifications and it is small, fairly light, and has a fast, noisy 70mm fan. Off hand, I would s...
by Vulcan
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Overture II Little Known Fact
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

I am building a HTPc system in this case. Surprisingly the case has really a awesome cooling potential. I will be posting some stuff in the gallery soon, so look for it there.
by Vulcan
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I think my Antec Overture II has gone wrong, its very noisy.
Replies: 7
Views: 2448

Sound can be very hard to pinpoint in a case, so make sure it is infact coming fro mthe PSU. If it is email Antec and get a replacement sent.
by Vulcan
Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron Saga Series
Replies: 3
Views: 2111

Any feedback on the Fortron Saga? I used the AX400 in the build of a A64 system for a friend. Its a quality unit, very quiet by my standarcds. I did not do any sort of formal testing on it, but when I first plugged it in to test it I flipped the power switch on the back on and off several times bwe...
by Vulcan
Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive HS misconceptions
Replies: 14
Views: 3508

Since when does cooling have anything to do with politics? :lol:

And, your logic is off... But I don't even want to go there.
by Vulcan
Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent X2 3800+ w/ Windows x64
Replies: 11
Views: 5824

Re: Silent X2 3800+ w/ Windows x64

eckre wrote:http://www.hificomputers.net/hifi/silenthtpc.htm

Well, I guess I should show off my computer. I finally got it pretty silent, well inaudable is a better word. :D
nice monitor :P~~~~
by Vulcan
Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zalman ZM17-Cu as a northbridge?
Replies: 10
Views: 3366

miTchy wrote:i dont have any thermal glue stuff at the moment, so when i do i'll post the findings.

i have a spare 6000 alcu sitting around could even try that wen i get the glue stuff
Bad idea to use thermal adhesive. If you use that you will never be able to get the sink off.
by Vulcan
Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: "My Mutant S12-600" or "Am I going blind?&quo
Replies: 6
Views: 2183

Thanks for the thoughts and suggestions fellas. I checked all that already and even went so far as to reseat the CPU and try another video card but to no avail. I called Seasonic and was pleasantly surprised to not only have the phone answered, but then the person that answered actually tried to he...