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by MajinWu
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Graphics Card for new build in FT02 case
Replies: 8
Views: 4823

Re: Graphics Card for new build in FT02 case

After reading the excellect review on the Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus, decided to take the plunge and but a GTX 480 and fit the aforesaid VGA cooler. http://www.silentpcreview.com/Arctic_Cooling_Accelero_Xtreme_Plus Initially would never have purchased this card due to the heat/noise issues...
by MajinWu
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Raven 2 / Fortress 2 vs aftermarket GPU coolers
Replies: 18
Views: 5058

Re: Raven 2 / Fortress 2 vs aftermarket GPU coolers

Glad I read this post before purchasing the Accelero Xtreme Plus for my 5870. I'm also using a Silverstone FT02 case.
So is Accelero S1 the only GPU cooler that would work well in a 90 degree case? Hope there are other options...
by MajinWu
Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)
Replies: 23
Views: 15871

Re: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)

The case is black and is sitting under my desk, so I don't have much time to fret over it. But a bulge is definitely there. If you tap it, you get a solid thud ie. the heatsink is right up against the panel. The panel does close with a lot of swearing. I have no idea how this impacts the heatsink-c...
by MajinWu
Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help me decide on a case, and heatsink
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Re: Please help me decide on a case, and heatsink

You might want to draw the line with Noctua NH-D14. Even getting a Silver Arrow is pushing it because the P183 can barely fit it (as in the side panel is going to be difficult to close). See this thread: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=60968&p=528788#p528788 And forget about...
by MajinWu
Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)
Replies: 23
Views: 15871

Re: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)

With the mega heatsink that I have, closing the side panel is a challenge. There are dents in the panel, and it bulges somewhat when in place. Sigh... I wish the Antec P183 would be able to accomodate 140mm fans as case fans. They are much quieter. I just ordered a Silver Arrow for use in my P183.....
by MajinWu
Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: First review of P-180 on Antec site!
Replies: 11
Views: 3443

Errr... you guys can read Japanese?
by MajinWu
Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Antec TP 380S Mod Idea
Replies: 16
Views: 3273

Perhaps over the rest of your system at the moment... Well, I tested this by actually having the little thing an inch away from my ear when I first got it. It was pretty whisper-like. I'll try out that ruler-into-the-PSU test though and post some results. EDIT: Air turbulence noise decreased a good...
by MajinWu
Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Antec TP 380S Mod Idea
Replies: 16
Views: 3273

I think I'll follow the general suggestion of using one L1A and having the rear psu intake ducted to the blowhole and getting rid of the blowhole fan. I got a little paranoid when I read the stories of people ruining their TP380S by using a single L1A. MonsterMac, I have this many fans because I'm h...
by MajinWu
Tue Jun 01, 2004 8:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Antec TP 380S Mod Idea
Replies: 16
Views: 3273

Excellent suggestions, Putz. But I think everyone is ignoring what I said earlier about my noise... All my fans are running on either Fan-Only plugs or Sunbeam Rheobus. Each fan is getting near minimum power, and are thus running a good bit below their advertised dbA rating. All the fans together (e...
by MajinWu
Mon May 31, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Antec TP 380S Mod Idea
Replies: 16
Views: 3273

Ahh, thanks for the clearification. That method would work, but I'd sacrifice an extra exhaust port for heat... then again, im not sure if that blowhole is really necessary now that the cpu is ducted. I would still like to use L1As though because M1As without any resistence would be the loudest nois...
by MajinWu
Mon May 31, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Antec TP 380S Mod Idea
Replies: 16
Views: 3273

1. Using the top blowhole as PSU air intake (remove the fan) 2. Using the side fan hole to feed outside air to the CPU HSF 1.) I'm not sure what you mean by using the blowhole as PSU air intake (removing the fan??) 2.) The side fan hole is already feeding outside air to cpu. It's even ducted, as th...
by MajinWu
Mon May 31, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Antec TP 380S Mod Idea
Replies: 16
Views: 3273

I really think this mod will perform better (noise and cooling-wise) than just using a PanaM. This mod is using cold air from outside the case and pushing it through and out the PSU in a straight and direct path, at least until it gets the the blowhole. The single M1A is just sucking the hot air out...
by MajinWu
Mon May 31, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Antec TP 380S Mod Idea
Replies: 16
Views: 3273

My Antec TP 380S Mod Idea

I just made a blowhole for my Antec Sonata (along with a few other holes as you can see here http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=300833) To me, my case is pretty quiet (believe it or not). All my fans are running really low rpms, but my PSU noise is really the main thing standing out. Please se...