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by DrCR
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NF-S12A 120mm fan, third generation.
Replies: 8
Views: 4769

Re: NF-S12A 120mm fan, third generation.

Hum, I wonder just how well it would fare in a restrictive environment i.e. a heatsink or radiator. It may shine best as a case fan. I need to look more into this one.
by DrCR
Sat May 07, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: consumer-grade SATA expansion under linux?
Replies: 18
Views: 3735

Re: consumer-grade SATA expansion under linux?

andymcca, you building a HTPC/NAS? Just curious. I went for a 3 drive Raid-5, via mdadm on Lenny, when a built my NAS a while back now. I have an unplugged spare for if/when a drive dies, but I now wish I had gone Raid-6. Raid-6 may be something you will want to look into. I'll be watching this thre...
by DrCR
Sat May 07, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are Scorpios vibrators now? Or did I just get a bad one?
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Re: Are Scorpios vibrators now? Or did I just get a bad one?

I just want to follow up and say the 2.5" Hitachi 5K500.B 500GB sample I just got in from OWC is very nice indeed and highly recommended. This will be my de-facto 2.5" choice until SSDs become cheaper, at least for now.

Any feedback from recent Scorpio purchasers?
by DrCR
Tue May 03, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are Scorpios vibrators now? Or did I just get a bad one?
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Are Scorpios vibrators now? Or did I just get a bad one?

I love the WD2500BEVS (2.5" WD Scorpio 250GB 5400rpm) in my MacBookPro, both of which I got back in '07. I a few months ago I got a 320GB Scorpio 5400rpm though (I'll look up the model number when I get a chance), and it vibrated like an ultrasonic chamber. Ok not quite, but it was very noticeable t...
by DrCR
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gone!
Replies: 28
Views: 3962

Re: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gon

I would recommend running the fan(s) from a 4-pin molex and running the yellow tac wire by itself directly from the fan to the motherboard on it's own 3-pin molex. This way you can play with what you wire up the fan(s) to run at without worrying about the tac wire. For Slipstream 1200RPM, I like to ...
by DrCR
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: which S-Flex[?]
Replies: 7
Views: 2136

Check out the sticky. ;) the 800rpm version isn't quite as quite as the 1200rpm version, at a given rpm. I like Slipstreams for case fans. s-flexes for horiztonal situations (if I'm feeling conservative that day) and higher restrictive environments like heatercores I personally consider 800rpm loud ...
by DrCR
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Fan Pile
Replies: 9
Views: 2358

qiqi1021 wrote:Eww, Zalman F1s... I have to say they're amongst worst 80mm fans I've ever used. :lol:
The worst ever for me were Vantec 80mm Stealths, in '04 or so. Those were awful in hindsight. I was deceived by their marketing at the time. :?
by DrCR
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 120MM fan to use with Prolimatech Megahalems?
Replies: 8
Views: 3393

You joined in '03 and are asking this question? ;) Just try running your fan at 5v off the powersupply instead of plugged in to the motherboard. No new fan purchase necessary. http://jab-tech.com/ will have the wiring available if you need to pick up some. Just use CoreTemp or some such to watch you...
by DrCR
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SFLEF D 800RPM ticking
Replies: 1
Views: 841

You want to use it for the top, horizontal exhaust? I personally would recommend blocking off the top exhaust with foam and only using the back for exhaust for the quietest setup. But yeah, if you really what to go horizontal with an S-Flex the 1200rpm on a resister is probably the best route to tak...
by DrCR
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loons from Aerocooler
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

qiqi1021, that's interesting. I've never noticed the nuance concerning the trailing edge. Zalman ZM-F3...xtremesystems.org is an awesome forum for proper overclocking (they became my choice once procooling.com died down), but do realize they properly quiet cooling isn't generally their knack. In fac...
by DrCR
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Scorpio Blue 320GB and other 2.5" drives. What is qu
Replies: 9
Views: 3224

There were two models, and one of them noisy. :? IIRC there's an article on the matter here at SPCR. If it were my money I would spend the little bit more for the WD640GB. I'm still running one of the noisy 320GB in one desktop, but I didn't even bother trying to find a quiet version for another des...
by DrCR
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon First impressions (pics added 8.8.09)
Replies: 52
Views: 37299

RoGuE wrote:pics or it didn't happen...
Pics or you don't exist.


... couldn't resist. ;)
by DrCR
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon First impressions (pics added 8.8.09)
Replies: 52
Views: 37299

I got to ask, what's with the sig jamppa?

Back on topic, the fan sounds like it's a fan without a knack, though I would be interested in how it would fare against an S-Flex for significantly restrictive environments.
by DrCR
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon - 120mm - pics and impressions
Replies: 8
Views: 20844

Thanks. Not sure how I missed that one in the search.

Continuing discussion in above linked thread.
by DrCR
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Thoughts on a fan controller I have been tinkering with
Replies: 19
Views: 5104

If I recall correctly, there was a hardware product for this a while back, say '05 or so. Cost $100, again IIRC, and while it garnered some praise never quite caught on. Don't remember the name of the product, but perhaps few of the other more venerable members may remember. I guess it didn't take a...
by DrCR
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon - 120mm - pics and impressions
Replies: 8
Views: 20844

Anyone else tried these? I'm curious if the lower rpm model, 800rpm, is awesome, or if it has issues like S-Flex and the higher rpm models like the 1150rpm or 1450rpm models, undervolted, are the route to go and how they compare. Currently happy with my setup, but noticed these guys on jab-tech toda...
by DrCR
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 1x120mm vs 2x92mm
Replies: 9
Views: 2703

is if case cooling is affected by slightly negative or positive case pressure. Only if you have a very dusty environment (thinking of Bluefront) does it matter, and you would want a positive pressure case with a good filter. Otherwise, it's not an issue. I personally go with a negative pressure cas...
by DrCR
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe SFF12G 120mm noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 2970

Welcome to SPCR! :D Yeah, the 1600rpmers generally aren't recommended unless, say, you're moving away from Delta screamers which is less common nowadays. Just noticed you were initially considering the G. The 1900rpmer would probably been even less attractive if you are looking for a quiet setup, r...
by DrCR
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: looking for 2 60mm exhaust fans
Replies: 11
Views: 3018

I've never known Vantecs to be quiet. Perhaps my experience with them is dated. It's going to be hard to achieve SPCR-spec quietness with 60mm while effectively cooling anything but the lowest-watt CPUs, and in that case I would try to just go passive. You got a E5200 @ 3.75ghz in there? Time for so...
by DrCR
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A VERY strange mag-fan (Enlobal) experience
Replies: 12
Views: 11993

Wow, I've been inactive in recent times to say the least, and noticed many of the old-timers have been as well, but I didn't realize Felger Carbon passed away.

I think this is the first time for me that a noted forum member on any of the forums I've participated in has died. :cry:
by DrCR
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A VERY strange mag-fan (Enlobal) experience
Replies: 12
Views: 11993

Hey Soul. Welcome to SPCR! Please note this thread is now about 3 years old. Not sure if Felger Carbon is even around anymore, but he still might get an email notification like I did. Again, welcome to SPCR! Be sure to check out the sticky threads for some of what has already been talked about and a...
by DrCR
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian Li PC60 gets the treatment
Replies: 32
Views: 41365

Sorry to bump an old thread and at the risk of revealing my unfamiliarity with the SPCR modding trends in recent years, your mod is one of the sharpest looking mod work I've seen here at SPCR. Mods around here tend(ed?) to be less or differently focused on the aesthetics and more on the result. Blue...
by DrCR
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec Solo, quiet 92mm or can I make a 120 work?
Replies: 5
Views: 2445

I currently tend to not use intake fans for just a single HDD. Just put it right in the opening. I modded my Antec Solo serving NAS duty to accept two Scythe 100mm fans. If you're handy and really want an intake, you could block off one of the fan areas and mod in a 100mm in the other. You did alrea...
by DrCR
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 1x120mm vs 2x92mm
Replies: 9
Views: 2703

As everyone else has stated, it depends. Here's the louder 2x92mm option I'm using to cool 5 HDDs in my Linux raid-5 NAS. 1-disconnected spare (would have gone raid-6 or raid-5 + spare this time around), 1 - OS drive, 3 - Linux software raid-5). http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/drcr1/Cooling/t...
by DrCR
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: If the SPCR recommended 120mm fans article was updated today
Replies: 23
Views: 7014

I just took a glance at Vapor's review . Been a long time since I been around xtremesystems, and a long time since I've seen Cathar's name come up. I spent most of my time at ProCooling backing in the WCing era. If you look at the graphs, you will note the brick wall that is reached at ~22 dBA. 22dB...
by DrCR
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: If the SPCR recommended 120mm fans article was updated today
Replies: 23
Views: 7014

Maybe Zalman has started up a program similar to Belkin's? ;)

There are several options, but I find a slipstream @ <700rpm a nice route currently. I've transitioned away from YLs myself, but they are a good option if you're just starting out and on the cheap.
by DrCR
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fans on the OUTSIDE
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

As mentioned by others, it's really only useful for when you are trying to mod a case to a better layout.

Pics here of a late ninetys-era case modded into the 120mm era. Currently sporting a fan-modded EarthWatts and 500rpm Slipstream. Ugly, yes, but great props at lan parties. ;)
by DrCR
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Budget quiet build - which components
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

HDT-D1264 hard to beat at $23-24. SPCR's Review . 120mm is the way to go and though subjective, I consider anything beyond 700-800rpm loud, no matter what fan. Two Slipstream 1200rpm @ 5v is what I would recommend (the 500rpm @ 12v may not be sufficient to cool your hardware choice), one for heatsin...
by DrCR
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 197
Views: 397611

The S-Flex is probably better in a few select areas e.g. highly restrictive environments like heatercores, but you basically can't go wrong with a 800rpm Slipstream assuming you have a decent heatsink. :) If you are planning on picking up a controller anyway and are concerned about the efficacy of y...
by DrCR
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: '04 Era 2600+ Barton Rig. Later Updated to 120mm and Si-97.
Replies: 8
Views: 4109

Yes the Si97 is one of the best SocketA air cooling options. Good call on you picking one up at such a nice price. I would have to imagine TTake (yawn) BigTyp would win the crown nowadays though. Yup, 2500rpm does indeed tend to be loud. This is SPCR you know. ;) All are @ <= 5v for daily use, but I...