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by Becks
Mon Jul 04, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer and Watercooling
Replies: 11
Views: 3264

Well I just have to say that IMO making the fan speed a function of the cpu's temp is the wrong way to do things, making it a function of the water temp is much more predictable and easier to read. My wced setup has been going fine since the tbalancer came out basically... water says <33C giving cpu...
by Becks
Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: tbalancer questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2314

"But one fan controlled by two sensors, well almost. You can set two sensors to one fan's temperature response. But the fan is controlled by the highest temp from either one. Because the CPU is most likely most of time hotter than the HDD, the CPU sensor controls the mostly the speed of the fan. " W...
by Becks
Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145944

Just got 10 in from tekgems.. heh took one day... from SF to the east bay. came in 2 packs of 5 fans wrapped in bubble wrap just like the othe rperson who described it.... they arn't stacked perfectly... don't see anywhere were too much pressure mighta been put on the hubs... looks like only the fra...
by Becks
Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145944

I've gotten a tracking number nad everything.... i even got an email from someone there asking why there has been so many orders for that fan ;)

10@3.90$ is a pretty good deal, low shipping cost.... hopefully monday the tracking number shows up.
by Becks
Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New ABIT NF7-S v2 too noisy!
Replies: 7
Views: 2470

most likely u can unplug the fan and be happy, so many motherboards i look at the mobo fan dies and is never a problem... i have a $4 zalman chipset heatsink on my nf7 never been a problem (the tall blue heatsink zalman sells i thik u can get it at most stores online ie newegg)... my cpu is watercoo...
by Becks
Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I think it's going to happen! (Silent Router Box)
Replies: 12
Views: 3455

I'd get a soltek board and run m0n0wall. $200 total, no noise, no heat issues, will run forever.
by Becks
Wed Dec 29, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Lexar 80x flash RAID?
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

OH yea it would be kinda expensive... so if you have the money... if you get one of those nicer raid cards with a empty slot of some sd ram for cache.. i wonder if u stuck 128/256MB on there if a file is being written to often the writes will be done to the raid's cache and cut down on the writes to...
by Becks
Wed Dec 29, 2004 5:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Lexar 80x flash RAID?
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

Yea this is a neat idea, no one ever seems to try it out tho heh. The problem is the number of writes... form some other post about this... "A compact flash card is good for about 500,000 writes per sector. Industrial strength cards suggest about 2,000,000 writes per sector." Dunno wtf industrial st...
by Becks
Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Advice for quiet pump with a reasonable amount of head?
Replies: 12
Views: 3599

heatercores arn't the best with lowairflow fans... the bip u linked to would probably be better... procooling forums has alot of information...

btw thats the bip i meant earlier, the extreme ones are too thick
by Becks
Sat Dec 11, 2004 5:00 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Advice for quiet pump with a reasonable amount of head?
Replies: 12
Views: 3599

if you spend more on tygon or clearflex even rather than .79$ stuff at a hardware store and a pot of boiling water you can stretch it with some effort, but get ready to be frustrated as crap when doing it. Also I'd get teh DCC, the 1048 is quiet, but a wimp, for just a cpu+rad loop it is okay, not t...
by Becks
Wed Dec 01, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM or voltage regulation for 120mm fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Well.. your evercool fans won't work well with PWM.. unless you are willing to switch fans there isn't really a choice ;). Nexus and Globe fans are the only ones that I know of that have no issues at all with PWM. All other fans I've tried end up with some amount of clicking noise. (Not to say those...
by Becks
Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What would you estimate?
Replies: 5
Views: 1511

As far as I know...

+3db is twice the energy and thus is twice as loud
+10db is about 10 times as loud...

here loud = "intensity"

how things sound to your ear however,
+3db is nothing significant
+10db is about twice as loud
by Becks
Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130352

"You could very easily add multiple heater cores, but you may need a more powerful and possibly noisier pump."

More heatercores will be less work for the pump, just put them in parallel.
by Becks
Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I think it's going to happen! (Silent Router Box)
Replies: 12
Views: 3455

you can search for monowall, can put it on a compact flash card (with converter to plug into the ide slots on a mobo) or boot it off a cdrom.. it'll run on anything and pretty complete router.. has lots of neat features http://m0n0.ch/wall/ i want to buy one of the embedded computers it runs on.. no...
by Becks
Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 197
Views: 398257

On globe's page, linked above, click on the 120x120x25 link and theres a pic of a yellow fan, and in the table at the bottom one of the fans spins at 1000rpm...
by Becks
Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 197
Views: 398257

Wonder where you could get globe's 1000rpm fan.. that yellow one? Well don't know if its yellow but I've never seen a 1000rpm globe or a yellow globe fan.
by Becks
Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Finding the perfect 120mm fan is so, so hard.
Replies: 20
Views: 7940

From what I've read, seen... Nexus or Globe. Nexus I think you're guarenteed a quiet fan, only problem is they start off pretty quiet with little airflow, if you need more than that they're no help. But they don't have a problem being turned down V as far as I've seen, and have no noise wtih PWM. Gl...
by Becks
Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are there any quiet 120mm x 38mm fans?
Replies: 13
Views: 4948

I doubt there is a very quiet 120x38mm fan, I've read before the 120mm panaflo wasn't very quiet... had thought it had to do with the hydrowave bearing, but I would have thought the 38mm thick papst would be similar to the 25mm ones- guess not :/

You could always switch to a transmission cooler ;P
by Becks
Sat Oct 09, 2004 1:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where have all the good fans gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2687

I just got 2 globes, I'm impressed with them, was suprised. However, I wouldn't say they're quiet @ 12v. They're just spinning very fast... 2000rpm. You'd have to put them on a fanmate imo to get them down just a little. Really nexus and a few papst are the only 120mm fans that are quiet @ 12v... ho...
by Becks
Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 60031

"2) When I'll be able to set a certain temp, and let the T-balancer adjust in real time in order to keep it constant. " I'm not sure exactly how that is going to happen. I'm sure they'll add it, since they said they would, but I doubt it'll be that great. I just don't think you can do it with the li...
by Becks
Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 60031

Well I got my globe and evercool fans in. Globe = 2 thumbs up Evercool = 2 thumbs down The globes are smooth all around, there no noise really other than the airflow.... pwm doesnt make much of a difference... no huge noise... assuming there is any at all.. I didn't hear any.. but its not totaly sil...
by Becks
Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 60031

BTW you don'/t have to pick those generic curves.. click the advanced button The temp sensors also don't have to be perfect... if you got it so when the cpu was loaded the temp sensor always read 56C and when it was idle it was always 52C thats enough info. My goal was to keep the water at 32C (delt...
by Becks
Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 60031

The sensors are kinda bad but they're not horrible... on my radiators i have 2 tbalancer sensors and 2 thin temp probes in different spots... all 4 sensors are within 1C of eachother or so... the thin ones react alot faster.. well they'll show a rise and then a few seconds later the tbalancer will s...
by Becks
Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 60031

http://www.mcubed-tech.com/eng/images/es_big.jpg If you don't have one thats what the probes look like.. on the other side is a chip and some other little things (resistors and bleh, and a mini-led). ANyways you can see the plastic.. its like vacuum formed stuff... its real thin and kinda stiff, you...
by Becks
Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 60031

Yea the temp probes have issues, the probe itself doesn't really come in contact with what its measuring.. they're kinda big so you can't fit tehm between fins on a heatsink for example... I've got 8 of them and use 2 on the side of my radiators (little redundancy) and one on my harddrive... the res...
by Becks
Mon Oct 04, 2004 9:50 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Possible watercooling setup, just a couple Q's.
Replies: 14
Views: 4219

Yea Iwakis are supposed to be pretty quiet, never used one however... I've never seen anyone mention just how quiet is quiet. Only place I ever read about them is on procooling where quiet is never really the goal. Even my 1048 I wouldn't call quiet if it was put on the bottom of the case (it needs ...
by Becks
Mon Oct 04, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Possible watercooling setup, just a couple Q's.
Replies: 14
Views: 4219

go for the single pass... there really isn't any advantage to dualpass other than depending on your case it might make routing the tubing nicer I'd go with the 2-342, more surface area = better :P Pretty much 1 fan vs 2 fans both blowing 1/2 as much, the 1 fan is louder. I'm not all that into wcing ...
by Becks
Wed Sep 29, 2004 4:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 60031

"The Titan/Evercool alu's are better suited for regular undervolting than PWM; "

Doh had I only waited a few more hours I wouldn't of spend $30 to order some ;)

Oh well, I'll use them eventaully.
by Becks
Wed Sep 29, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 60031

oh well, ordered 2 AL evercool fans and 2 globe fans... i'll see how they work
by Becks
Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 60031

If anyone has the AL 120mm fans, evercool or any other brand they're sold udner.. is there any noise around 20-30% duty?