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by Tibors
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Weird Hush modification
Replies: 3
Views: 6229

Re: Weird Hush modification

When it sits on a lower shelve, you don't see the fan. It's still far enough in the back. I'm afraid that creating new aluminum blocks that actually fit is more than my DIY skills would allow. For this setup I would then also need to move (as in tap new screw holes) the block that attaches the heatp...
by Tibors
Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Weird Hush modification
Replies: 3
Views: 6229

Weird Hush modification

For the last 2.5 years I have used an Asus Eeebox ( 4) Eee Box B202 | N270 | Vertex 32GB ) for my daily computing. Over time the fan in that computer has become louder. So it was time to build a more quiet system. When looking at the pile of computer parts I have, I noticed that I didn't even have t...
by Tibors
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Thermalr
Replies: 84
Views: 35219

Re: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Ther

mikeclueby4 wrote:Among your untested fans, are there any Noctuas?
Looking at the second picture in the review they obviously have at least one Noctua fan. According to this review http://www.silentpcreview.com/Noctua_NH-L12, it performs worse than the Nexus fan.
by Tibors
Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Help me find a case Please!
Replies: 56
Views: 15662

Re: Quite, small performance build

The reason I wanted a GPU was so that I could have dual monitor support, so have it hooked to my pc monitor and Sony LCD without the hassle of going behind the computer unplugging leads etc. If you look at the specs of the Intel® Desktop Boards Media Series , then at least the mobo's which start wi...
by Tibors
Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Serenity Mini, SPCR Edition by Puget Computers
Replies: 17
Views: 9944

Re: Serenity Mini, SPCR Edition by Puget Computers

I must be getting old. Then again 2003 is a long time ago, when silencing your PC was still a craft, in stead of picking the right components. In case vatan007 still wants to know what it is (at least was): http://www.silentpcreview.com/AcoustiPack_delux.
by Tibors
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Serenity Mini, SPCR Edition by Puget Computers
Replies: 17
Views: 9944

Re: Serenity Mini, SPCR Edition by Puget Computers

1 . What exactly is that ‘acoustipack’ dampening material? Is it the egg shaped foam? Or is it something else? If it is foam, I know where to get it. However, if it is something specific, I hope you guys know about some alternative since I can’t find any place in the Netherlands to buy it. Any alte...
by Tibors
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC
Replies: 49
Views: 35112

Re: Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC

A while ago I bought an Asus Eee Box B202. Sometime later I swapped the 160GB harddrive for an OCZ Vertex 32GB SSD. And now finally I made it almost completely silent by using something better than Q-fan to control the fan: lm-sensors In Debian/Ubuntu they split lm-sensors into several packages: # a...
by Tibors
Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP300-60GLS mATX PSU: a pictorial & a fan swap
Replies: 22
Views: 29985

Re: FSP300-60GLS mATX PSU: a pictorial & a fan swap

Last month, after five and a half years of daily use (approx. 5 hours a day), the narrow vents near the top of the PSU had become clogged with dust. Consequently something in the PSU fried :( Now I use an Asus Eee Box with an SSD for the light computer work I used to do on this system. 2) P4R800-VM ...
by Tibors
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #3: 92mm Fans
Replies: 45
Views: 32664

The heatsink is warm, heat radiates. The amount of heat that is radiated by a heatsink in a PC is fairly small. (The big radiator part of a heatsink is <40°C in a typical setup. Almost all heat transport is done by conduction.) The part of that radiation that actually manages to penetrate the plas...
by Tibors
Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #3: 92mm Fans
Replies: 45
Views: 32664

Typical airflow pattern with the 92mm fan on a tower style heatsink in a tower case: Intake -> HD's -> Fan on the heatsink -> heatsink itself -> case exhaust fan or PSU fan The fan on the heatsink is in the airflow before the heatsink itself, the case fan is on the airflow after the heatsink. So the...
by Tibors
Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 292465

If you would put the fan speeds of a typical PSU review in a graph, then you get a flat part and a sloping part. If the temp rises high enough the fan speed stabilises somewhere on the sloping part. With SpeedFan you have to set the temperatures and speeds in a such a way they are on a flat part, be...
by Tibors
Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 292465

AFAIK Q-fan resides in the BIOS. So it is OS independent and less likely to crash. SpeedFan only works when you are logged in into windows. SpeedFan has more possibilities, but a lousy fan hysteresis algorithm.
by Tibors
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Early Snow Blankets Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 48351

The official meteorological autumn (sept-nov) just ended. It has been the hottest autumn in over 300 years here in the Netherlands. So snow? snow? I haven't seen any in a while.
by Tibors
Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: So what is the conclusion ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2496

There are three articles on the frontpage at the moment, that explain this is not done yet. But they just started on this mega project.
by Tibors
Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Those horrible looking flexible ducts: worth anything, or?
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

I've used one of those sunbeam kits (loooong ago). The tubing doesn't create or increase noise in it self, but in your case it might indirectly. Your current setup uses 120mm fans. the sunbeam kit only works with 80mm and 70mm fans, so for the same airflow you will need louder fans. The iner diamete...
by Tibors
Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: What's High End? Apple's 24" iMac
Replies: 27
Views: 19318

Olaf van der Spek wrote:So how expensive is this iMac?
The review starts with a little table, of which the third row shows...........The Price.
by Tibors
Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Banning Disguises In Public
Replies: 64
Views: 31563

I think it is bad to base legislation on temporary public fear. Let us wait for the first cold winter after this gets into effect to see what the reaction of the public is going to be when they start giving fines to people covering their face with a woollen shawl. Because if they don't fine those pe...
by Tibors
Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Banning Disguises In Public
Replies: 64
Views: 31563

Re: Banning Disguises In Public

This is not a muslim bashing excercise Actually this proposal in the making (for that is all what this is at this moment) is a Muslim bashing exercise. I'm Dutch and I'm no Muslim. This proposal came forth as a result of an extremist right wing party asking for a ban on burkas specifically. Since y...
by Tibors
Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Refrigerator making to much noise….
Replies: 4
Views: 4369

by Tibors
Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: The First SPCR Fan Round-Up
Replies: 44
Views: 36983

Some of the newer motherboards offer the option of PWM or DC control on some of their headers. One example is the P5W DH. IIRC, some of the high-end Gigabyte boards also offer this. Sorry if this sounds cynic, but have you attached a scope to the header and then measured the signals that came out o...
by Tibors
Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2 fans in series?
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

  • Parallel at 5V is easier to get. Not all fans start at 5V.
  • In series at 6V blows a little more air.
It's not that one is always better than the other. It's which one fits best to your needs.
by Tibors
Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2 fans in series?
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

by Tibors
Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A question about heat pipe lifespans.
Replies: 3
Views: 2188

Heatpipes are supposed to last several years before enough coolant has diffused out of them to influence their performance.

I would sooner suspect cheap TIM between the chips and the cooler. If the TIM has dried out and has become powder it becomes more hindrance than help.
by Tibors
Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609926

Apocalyptica - Cult
by Tibors
Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Taking out 60mm fan in M12s
Replies: 12
Views: 4158

If you just remove the 60mm fan, that leaves you with a 120mm fan that blows air in the general direction of that hole from the front of the case AND another 120mm fan inside the PSU that blows air in the general direction of that same hole too, but from the other side. So how much air will pass thr...
by Tibors
Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller for 5 or 6 fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 3895

The mCubed T-balancer BigNG has only four fan channels, but it can measure temp at a max of 10 spots. You can always combine two fans in parallel on one channel. It has enough power for that.

Their site is down at the moment, so I can't linkt to them.
by Tibors
Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thoughts on the 92mm Nexus fans
Replies: 7
Views: 3093

Re: Thoughts on the 92mm Nexus fans

but haven't I somewhere seen something that looks like doublesided carpet tape with adhesive applied to both sides of a foam sheet? Seems like that could both mount and seal the fans while isolating vibration. Bad idea. The glue dries out and the fans will fall of. Somebody on these forums once did...
by Tibors
Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:59 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Beware: Antec HDD suspension rubber bands breaking
Replies: 1
Views: 4369

by Tibors
Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS and S12 - the same?
Replies: 1
Views: 1713

It's not even the difference between retail and OEM versions. Seasonic S12-430 is the name, SS-430HB is the product number. The B at the end of the product number means that it is a retail version.

(This of course assumes the retailer put the right info on it's webpage.)