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by Uberapan
Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilverStone Nightjar NJ45NF Passive PSU
Replies: 18
Views: 7176

Anandtech has a review up:

http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsu ... spx?i=3386

Sounds great in my opinion, and the air holes make it a great candidate for mounting in a p182 with a 5V 120mm fan. I'd do it in a second if my Antec Phantom 500W wasn't running in the exact same way already :)
by Uberapan
Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does the Antec Phantom 500 fit in a p182 with the extra fan?
Replies: 1
Views: 1243

Does the Antec Phantom 500 fit in a p182 with the extra fan?

I'm going to replace my case soon, and I'd like to know if the Antec Phantom 500 fits in the Antec P182 if you use the extra 120mm fan that it has room for there. The Phantom spins up and down all the time in my current case, creating a very stressful noise, unless I attach a fan manually to it runn...
by Uberapan
Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 44748

My Viewsonic VP912S is completely silent from 1+ inches away. If you put your ear to it, there is a faint noise, but you can't hear it from more than an inch away. This is in a silent room, since my computer is in another room.
by Uberapan
Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New passive PSU: Magnum 500/600W
Replies: 34
Views: 23560

I'd love to see a proper SPCR review of this PSU. It looks interesting, but the linked reviews are so bad they're almost worse than no information at all. Saying that the PSU noise gets drowned out by other loud components in the reviewer's system isn't exactly helpful for the silencing crowd that a...
by Uberapan
Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: X2 4400+ too hot!
Replies: 16
Views: 3750

Have you checked what kind of temperatures that chip is rated for? 60 degrees is nothing, at least not for a P4 chip. My 2.0 ghz Willamette P4 routinely reaches 70 degrees, and it still works fine.
by Uberapan
Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most Reliable Fanless PSU?
Replies: 48
Views: 15521

I've run a silverstone for almost a full year now, and I haven't had a single problem. It's rock solid, and the temperature LED hasn't turned red a single time. Wonderful product.
by Uberapan
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Home NAS with RAID 5
Replies: 20
Views: 6335

Bear wrote: PSU: 300W - £7
You must be crazy putting your precious data on a computer with a £7 PSU. Shell out the money for a quality PSU for your file server, or you will be very sorry sooner or later.
by Uberapan
Fri May 20, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU in Watercooled system?
Replies: 45
Views: 10460

As I said above, I used only distilled water. When I opened the pump up though, I couldn't find anything wrong with it, at all.
by Uberapan
Fri May 20, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU in Watercooled system?
Replies: 45
Views: 10460

Hmm, not good, is the pump easily replacable? (does zalman provide a replacement or did you get a sperate one?). I replaced mine with an external DDC pump, not from Zalman. I'm from Sweden, and getting a replacement here involves contacting Zalman in Korea. After waiting two weeks for them to answe...
by Uberapan
Thu May 19, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU in Watercooled system?
Replies: 45
Views: 10460

Abit of an unrelated question, did your reserator start making noise after some weeks (the pump) is saw someone complaining about that in here, and I wondered if it was a general problem. As I have drooled on the reserator as the ultimate quiet solution som time I go pretty scared by that news :( Y...
by Uberapan
Thu May 19, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Laing DDC failure - False Alarm?
Replies: 14
Views: 6430

Well I suspect the pump wasn't getting enough power to start. Either that or it's just decided to work again! :) Unfortunately I've moved house and had a nasty bout of the flu since I last messed with this so I can't remember the exact configuration of my PC when I thought the pump had failed. I ha...
by Uberapan
Thu May 19, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU in Watercooled system?
Replies: 45
Views: 10460

The GPU-cooler om the resirator supposedly is very weak, maybe the extra cooling on the core itself helped? I think the problem was with the memory. I tried Doom3 with it without the fan, and I had severe artifacts (dancing white pixels) that went away with the fan. That kind of artifacting seems l...
by Uberapan
Wed May 18, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU in Watercooled system?
Replies: 45
Views: 10460

I ran totally fanless for a few months, using a reserator. I had some problems with the system hanging about every two to three weeks (it was on constantly). Also, you couldn't play 3d games, because something on the video card would overheat (probably the memory, even though they had huge heatsinks...
by Uberapan
Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12-430 enough power?
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

430W will be MORE than enough. Don't worry - as long as you have a good brand 350W+ PSU, you need pretty spectacular hardware to stress it.
by Uberapan
Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whining Components
Replies: 128
Views: 239933

SilenX Lururae 460W Fanless PSU:

It squeals horribly as the load increases. Once it gets hot, it squeals whenever there is ANY CPU LOAD AT ALL. It squeals for a second if you open Outlook, Explorer, Notepad, whatever. It becomes unbearable when playing games because it gets really loud and annoying.
by Uberapan
Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman PSU not as quiet as it claims?
Replies: 19
Views: 4517

The Zalman is indeed loud, especially when it gets hot. I recommend replacing it with a Silverstone Fanless 300W PSU. That must be one of my best purchases ever, and you don't even have to void your warranty to make it quiet! :)
by Uberapan
Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Slowing down the fanmate
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

I put two of them in series to lower the voltage a bit more. Note that it doesn't do as much as you'd suspect, but it does help a little. Using speedfan should give similar results though. Perhaps you should simply get a fan that is more quiet.
by Uberapan
Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Undervolting the Danger Den DDC-12V?
Replies: 6
Views: 2996

Undervolting the Danger Den DDC-12V?

I am getting the Danger Den DDC-12V pump to replace my Reserator rattling pump of Dhoom. It draws power from a regular Molex connector. It says on their webpage it can work on voltages down to 6V for more quiet operation. How can I lower the voltage? Since it's not a fan connector the Zalman fanmate...
by Uberapan
Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: I can't seem to loosen the base plate on my reserator.
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

I can't seem to loosen the base plate on my reserator.

My last post was about not being able to loosen the top lid on my reserator. Now my pump has started claning loudly and I must replace it because frankly I can't take this noise any longer. I tried emptying everything the other day, but I couldn't remove the bottom lid/base plate (where the pump is)...
by Uberapan
Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:44 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Zalman Reserator User Feedback
Replies: 41
Views: 28481

Mine started clanging after a few months. I don't quite know what to do about it.
by Uberapan
Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't stand SEAGATE BARRACUDA IV ANYMORE !!! IDLE WHINE!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4333

II'm not sure of suspension , i would like something more professional ,no offence . I'm not sure for 2.5HD , cause of their performance and their capacity . I was thinking for maybe a Samsung SP 160(Still haven't decided,open to suggestions) , combined with a silent enclosure drive for instance th...
by Uberapan
Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Are fanless PSUs a waste of money?
Replies: 13
Views: 4482

If you watercool, you get most of the heat out of the case that way.

You can keep the case open and get rid of the heat passively.

I have the silverstone fanless 300W, and the difference between that and my Zalman 300W was enormous.
by Uberapan
Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:18 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Lid stuck on reserator
Replies: 6
Views: 2652

Lid stuck on reserator

In my foolishness, I tightened the lid too hard on my reserator. Now I can't get it off :(

Could someone please check for me if you unscrew it clockwise or counterclockwise? Thanks in advance.
by Uberapan
Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Memory overheating on 9800 pro? Chip temps are fine
Replies: 0
Views: 846

Memory overheating on 9800 pro? Chip temps are fine

My goal is to build a high performance fanless computer. I have succeeded, if it wasn't for the video card. I have a Radeon 9800 Pro, and I watercool it with a Zalman Reserator 1. However, something else is overheating on the card. Without fans blowing on the card, it can't even complete a single 3d...
by Uberapan
Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Something is overheating on my 9800 pro
Replies: 0
Views: 695

Something is overheating on my 9800 pro

My goal is to build a high performance fanless computer. I have succeeded, if it wasn't for the video card. I have a Radeon 9800 Pro, and I watercool it with a Zalman Reserator 1. However, something else is overheating on the card. Without fans blowing on the card, it can't even complete a single 3d...
by Uberapan
Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97161

You just wrote what I was going to. There is no chance that the water expansion can damage it, since according to the manual you are supposed to fill it up to 75-80%. Air is easily compressed. It seems strange to open it up to outside contamination just to accomodate people who fill it up to 100%. A...
by Uberapan
Sun Aug 15, 2004 10:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97161

I just noticed that the Reserator has a tiny hole at the top. Does anyone know why this is preferable to a totally closed loop?
by Uberapan
Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97161

Have any of you guys done testing for diode report accuracy and properly calibrated your motherboards? Those numbers seem quite obviously missreported; what motherboards are you guys using? I'm not blaming any of you; it's a problem with motherboards in general, and the mass majority of people just...
by Uberapan
Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97161

Is the Athlon XP really that much hotter than a P4 in idle mode? Looking at the temps you reported in this article makes me wonder. I have a reserator connected to a 3,2 ghz P4 Northwood and a Radeon 9800 Pro. When totally idle, the temps are around 28-30 degrees C. It has been on a WinXP SP2 bittor...
by Uberapan
Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:41 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Can a reserator cool a 3.2 Ghz P4 and a Radeon 9800 Pro?
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Can a reserator cool a 3.2 Ghz P4 and a Radeon 9800 Pro?

I just got a reserator, and I am not sure if it can adequately cool both my CPU, which is a 3,2 Ghz P4 (Northwood) and my graphics card, which is a sapphire radeon 9800 pro. I am not interested in overclocking or anything, just stable operation. Will it be enough, given normal (22-25C) ambient tempe...