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by frankgehry
Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for reasonably quiet 92mm 2500 RPM fan
Replies: 31
Views: 10326

You should look at this thread regarding panaflo models. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30373&highlight=panaflo A rexus panaflo 7F06A73 -BX is unlikely to be quiet for a number of reasons. It's probably oem surplus stock, the chipset that provides rpm monitoring is not quiet, a...
by frankgehry
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 38x120mm fan?
Replies: 12
Views: 5325

Why doesn't performance pcs show the label? Are they selling oem surplus or fresh nmb-mat retail versions?
by frankgehry
Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this a good gaming system?
Replies: 22
Views: 4182

Go here for advice on watercooling -
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/for ... y.php?f=70

There's a thread on 4870x2 watercooling.
by frankgehry
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Buzzing when undervolting 92mm Rexus Panaflo mid speed fan
Replies: 5
Views: 2655

Rexus, like scythe, is a relabeller. Scythe never mentioned that their minebea series were actually from nmb-mat's value line. Most likely, a rexus panaflo is a low spec version of a retail nmb-mat panaflo. Just out of curiousity, what is the production code? In this photo, the production code is lo...
by frankgehry
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: ZOMG San Ace Galore
Replies: 12
Views: 4150

If you are limited to what's already been reviewed by spcr, what contribution can you possibly make to the forum? Furthermore, because spcr relies on donated products for reviews, their recommended lists are far from comprehensive. You can't ignore the possibility that manufacturers hand pick sample...
by frankgehry
Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 38x120mm fan?
Replies: 12
Views: 5325

You want an NMB-MAT FBA12G12L1A or FBA12G12M1A. The photo in the svc link shows an old panaflo model. It is most likely an oem model from years ago; you have no way of knowing where it came from. Purchase from Dorothy Bradbury or Digikey to make sure you are not getting rejects or oem surplus. The l...
by frankgehry
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Question about Sleeve Bearing Fans
Replies: 11
Views: 23160

That image is blowing down, but either way, the length of the sleeve bearing supports the shaft only when mounted vertically. The end of the shaft could be supported by a teflon pad or just a washer. Seasonic at one time used yate loons, but switched to adda.
by frankgehry
Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: replacing a fan in the Corsair TX650...
Replies: 10
Views: 5230

Yes, unplug the adda fan from the psu circuit board and connect one of your fans to a molex connector from the psu. You will need a 4 to 3 pin adapter. The adda in the tx650 is a 2200 rpm high speed fan and it looks like your fan choices are low speed so I hope this solution keeps everything cool. I...
by frankgehry
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: replacing a fan in the Corsair TX650...
Replies: 10
Views: 5230

Aleksi replaced the adda in his seasonic with an nmb-mat.
viewtopic.php?p=412854&highlight=#412854
That's what I would do.
by frankgehry
Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: replacing a fan in the Corsair TX650...
Replies: 10
Views: 5230

I don't think it's a 3 pin fan. Look at the photos in the spcr review.
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by frankgehry
Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Question about Sleeve Bearing Fans
Replies: 11
Views: 23160

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v732/glenngaryglenross/sleevebearing_diagram.jpg Sleeve bearing - horizontal orientation When a sleeve bearing fan is mounted horizontally, the weight of the fan assembly is supported by thrust bearings at the shaft ends. Lubrication flows out of the sleeve bearing...
by frankgehry
Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking advice: Building a Photoshop/Recording PC
Replies: 9
Views: 2450

It's best to have 3 physical drives, not just 3 logical drives. When you open an image, photoshop is writing temporary files to a scratch disk. The OS uses disk space for page files. You can read/write data faster using three drives than one drive with three partitions. The scratch disk doesn't have...
by frankgehry
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking advice: Building a Photoshop/Recording PC
Replies: 9
Views: 2450

You should read this from adobe:
optimize performance of photoshop cs3 on windows xp and vista

disk 1 = OS + applications
disk 2 = dedicated photoshop scratch disk
disk 3 = files
by frankgehry
Sat May 03, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Petra's Waterkits
Replies: 1
Views: 2864

This is a little late, but the kit pump does not have a variable speed control. I don't know what your setup is, but my swiftech mvp-655 has a variable speed control that works just fine at settings 1, 2 or 3. It is noiser at setting 5, however I'm sure there are other ways to control speed, and I b...
by frankgehry
Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 120mm - 5blade (old version) vs 7blade (HydroWave)?
Replies: 5
Views: 3000

The fbk is a very old design. Read comments about it here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39531&highlight= Also, hydro-wave bearings will have a much longer life span than a typical sleeve bearing. But regardless, both fans are extremely old and should be considered surplus rej...
by frankgehry
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Neo 550 louder than 430 version?
Replies: 12
Views: 5148

This
review
found the 550 neo he quieter that the 430 neo he.
by frankgehry
Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Quieter System, Air or Water[?]
Replies: 35
Views: 23814

Enheim pumps are not that powerful and consequently are not recommended for overclocked or restrictive systems. I believe they are 120v ac pumps - most people choose 12v dc pumps these days. I have a D5 and it could probably keep up with the best enheim at its lowest speed setting. Air bubbles are n...
by frankgehry
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Need a Watercooling Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 3361

I would get this stuff: pump - swiftech MCP655 radiators - Black Ice GT Stealth 240 *swiftech mcr220 radiator *thermochill pa120.2 fans - nmb-mat FBA 12G12L-1A *nmb-mat 4710KL-04W-B10 tubing - tygon r3603 7/16 ID x 5/8 OD d-tek fuzion cpu block *swiftech apogee gt swiftech mcres micro reservoir I do...
by frankgehry
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How's this 92mm fan
Replies: 3
Views: 1848

Not good. Current models have blue labels, so if the picture is accurate, you will get a white label papst that's at least 4 years old. Furthermore, the leads have dual 4 pin connectors. Where did they get these things? New ones look like this - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v732/glenngaryglenro...
by frankgehry
Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian Li PC-S80 / 8800GTX silent system
Replies: 11
Views: 11215

echn111 - Weren't you using a laing ddc with a modded top a while ago? If so, why did you move to the d5?
by frankgehry
Wed May 30, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Roundup #4: 120mm Fans II
Replies: 49
Views: 38562

Probably not the yate loon D12SM-12 that was evaluated after being removed from a seasonic psu. No wonder it didn't test well.
by frankgehry
Sun May 27, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: antec ew 380 psu and fan swap
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

The scythe nmb-mat fans are economy (value line) models.
See last post in this thead:
viewtopic.php?t=35671&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30
by frankgehry
Sun May 27, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: antec ew 380 psu and fan swap
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Yes, see this thread:

viewtopic.php?p=311587&highlight=#311587

Avoid getting a surplus/reject panaflo from a pc store. Good suppliers are www.digikey.com or www.dorothybradbury.co.uk
by frankgehry
Sat May 19, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dell fan swap
Replies: 8
Views: 3461

High speed pwm fans can replace both low and medium speed models because they can run at %20 of full speed. I doubt that it runs anywhere near top speed in actual use. At %20 a low speed model (1600 rpm) would run at 320 rpm. In fact, JMC does not list low speed pwm fans on their website.
by frankgehry
Wed May 02, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noisy JMC PWM
Replies: 4
Views: 2182

Yeah, you're right. I wonder were performance pcs got those as they are not on JMC's website. I've always bought mine from skyline graphics - the JMC distributor.
by frankgehry
Wed May 02, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noisy JMC PWM
Replies: 4
Views: 2182

JMC doesn't make a 1225-12LB pwm (low speed ball bearing) fan. Their pwm (4 pin fans) are all high speed models. So do you really have a 4 pin fan, or just a regular 3 pin fan, and if so where did you buy it?

Anyway I've never had any problems with jmc fans - 3 or 4 pin.
by frankgehry
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone SG03
Replies: 6
Views: 5961

by frankgehry
Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Best psu for p150
Replies: 16
Views: 8738

The idea of "fighting for the same air" is suggested in this spcr review: nexus nx3500 120mm psu

Read section 7 - what about with a case fan? When the 80mm exhaust fan was turned on, psu noise went up by 2-3 dba.
by frankgehry
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silence At Last: The Taterworks Reference PC
Replies: 29
Views: 21137

My reference to wikipedia was an inside joke; I never use it.
by frankgehry
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silence At Last: The Taterworks Reference PC
Replies: 29
Views: 21137

You're kidding about the fbk? I looked it up in wikipedia and it's a ball bearing model that's been out of production for years. No wonder it costs so much.