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by roadie
Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 155974

I have noticed one mistake in the article regarding the Noctua fans. The model number starts with NF-S12 as opposed to NS-S12.
by roadie
Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 155974

Fantastic article, it was a thoroughly good read :D However, I too am sad that the Yate Loon, Globalwin NCB and Sharkoon fans could not be included. UK silence seekers can find the Scythe and Noctua fans fairly easily on Ebay, along with the Yate Loons. However, they are almost prohibitively expensi...
by roadie
Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lack of Full Featured Quiet Budget Heatsink Selection
Replies: 13
Views: 3771

Felger Carbon wrote:Check out the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro at Newegg. About $16+$5 shipping. Very good cooling, versatile mounting, lots to like.
Yeah, that is the inexpensive yet quiet solution I would recommend to everyone.
by roadie
Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My attempt at stretch magic in the gigabyte aurora
Replies: 6
Views: 2758

Nope but the resonance my three hard drives is making is rather annoying. That stretch magic stuff seems to be pretty cheap so it could be an inexpensive fit.
by roadie
Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A p150 ducting plan - Waste of time?
Replies: 19
Views: 7708

EDIT this cooling device :| it'll be loud. 40mm fans are loud. if they're quiet they're of no use as they push so little air it'll do nothing. before p150 i used scythe kama bay. yes, v quiet 12cm fan, smooth and so on, but as it's near you it's audible. v quiet, but audible. i used it as i had no ...
by roadie
Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My attempt at stretch magic in the gigabyte aurora
Replies: 6
Views: 2758

I think I might try this in my Aurora, to what did you tie the stretch magic to?
by roadie
Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A p150 ducting plan - Waste of time?
Replies: 19
Views: 7708

I will be purchasing a SOLO in the near future, and here is my plan. I will keep my current PSU and create a duct from the top 5.25" bay so that it has an air supply free of heat from the rest of the case. This should hopefully mean the fan ramps up less. To filter the air to the PSU, I plan to use ...
by roadie
Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Controller Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2717

I may get the Silverstone or the following Akasa for about half the price:

http://www.akasa.com.tw/akasa_english/s ... c_06bk.htm

Can anyone confirm whether both of these work via resistors, as opposed to PWM?

Thanks.
by roadie
Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VF900 incompatible with XFX 7600GT AGP
Replies: 3
Views: 2105

Will the VF700 series coolers fit? I am after one for my parents AGP 6600GT, as they fit that.
by roadie
Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 1950
Replies: 4
Views: 2479

The x1950pro is an interesting card, as all brands can use their own cooling solutions. The most interesting of which I think are the MSI: http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/vga/vga/pro_vga_detail.php?UID=774 http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=120831 And the ASUS: http://www.as...
by roadie
Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet fans in the UK.
Replies: 16
Views: 5298

I bought some 120mm GlobalWin NCB fans from http://www.rainbowcomponents.co.uk/ for £7.20+p&p each. The guy there is called Gary and he was pretty helpful.[/url]
by roadie
Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Revoltec Graphic Freezer Pro, anyone tried?
Replies: 2
Views: 2560

I think it looks like quite an interesting product. I wonder if it can cool a X1900XT with silence comparable to my current and rather bulky set up?
by roadie
Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet 6600GT
Replies: 24
Views: 7416

When I had a (Aopen) 6600GT, I replaced the stock fan with a NV6. I was very impressed with its performance and how quiet it was. I would definitely purchase another.
by roadie
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Deadening aluminum cases?
Replies: 21
Views: 8526

I think the most important thing is to start with a case made out of thick aluminium. My case is well built internally but the side panels are made out of very thin aluminium and initially this cause a lot of resonance from fans and hard drives. I bought some Acoustipack and applied it everywhere I ...
by roadie
Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 418871

My NeoHe is still providing flawless performance. I could not be happier with spending only £55 on it (ever so slightly second hand).
by roadie
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK3000B Users: GPU and CPU Intake, Open or Sealed
Replies: 1
Views: 1435

When I had mine, I sealed the CPU hole and placed a fan filter over the GPU one. This worked very well.
by roadie
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman ZM600-HP heatpipe equipped power supply
Replies: 15
Views: 13776

I can't help but feel that a cooling set up of this kind would be better suited by using an 80mm fan in a design similar to that of the Antec NeoHe's.
by roadie
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Aerocase Condor: A Massive, Passive VGA Cooler
Replies: 55
Views: 34770

I greatly enjoyed the Condor review. However, if you were to cool a x1900 passively, I think you need to build around it from the outset. Using the Condor with the different orientation would have been one of the things needed. It is possible to cool the x1900 well with a very low level of noise and...
by roadie
Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sytrin KuFormula VF1 Plus: Can Cross-Flow be Quiet?
Replies: 15
Views: 10325

Great review. I still wager that my solution beats all others when it comes to cooling high W GPU's but I have to admit that it is not the most practical or economical to set up.
by roadie
Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Watercooled Gigabyte Aurora.
Replies: 4
Views: 4215

That Aurora looks great! Mine is a bit of a mess to be honest but I am still happy with it.
by roadie
Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AM2 heatsink/fan recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 2172

You can add the Thermalright Ultra 90 to the list too.
by roadie
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gainward 7600GT
Replies: 13
Views: 5514

Leadtek do a 7600GT with a non reference cooler. However, it is probably cheaper to get the most inexpensive 7600GT and put an Accelero on it.
by roadie
Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Scare with Antec Neo HE 550 psu!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

I too am a fan of this PSU and have had 0 problems with it. I just wish the cables had one more SATA plug on them! That would save me having to use an extra one.
by roadie
Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hiper Type-R
Replies: 11
Views: 4718

I had a 480W Hiper Type R. It was silent when idle but under load it kicked up in speed and did produce a lot of noise. It also never seemed to go quiet again until the computer was switched off. I'm not sure how the 580W model compares but I am extremely happy with my Antec.
by roadie
Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: When do you need a 500W PSU (over a <=430W)???
Replies: 14
Views: 4405

IMO, SLI is the biggest scam going in the PC world these days. You will almost always get better value for money (that means better performance for less money) by simply selling your vidcard and replacing it with a single higher performance one. Two previous gen or lesser performance vidcards deman...
by roadie
Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 217088

I have used an EPoX EP-9U1697 GLI for a couple of weeks whilst ironing out issues with my computer. It was a revision 1.0 board and despite the samples that reviewers seem to have received, it came with a passive HS for the chipset. However, this did get awfully hot although it didn't affect stabili...
by roadie
Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 TDP Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 71550

Another one of my A64s' (3500+ LLBWE 0606GPMW): AMD64 TCaseMax - v1.19 ---------------------- CPU Information (CPU #1): Standard CPUID: Family: F, Model: F, Stepping: 2 Extended CPUID: Family: F, Model: 2F, Stepping: 2 CPUID String: 20FF2 Processor APIC: 0 Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Venice) CPU...
by roadie
Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gigabyte 3D Aurora 'silent' build
Replies: 17
Views: 10537

I felt the same as you about air intakes into the case. My solution was to open up both of the 3.5" bays and place a dust filter behind them. This is quite good, as there is a nice "tunnel" from there, through my Freezer 64 Pro and back to the lower case fan. It is difficult to rely upon the single...
by roadie
Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x1900xt, neither cool nor quiet in stock trim
Replies: 26
Views: 8100

I have a V1-Ultra on my x1900xt, as I really was not happy at all with the stock HSF both idle and under load. My V1-Ultra is fitted with 2x80mm fans, which are both at 5V, and it's completely silent but still keeps temperatures reasonable. About the only game I am playing at the moment is Civilizat...
by roadie
Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 64 3000+ to 4000+ noise increase?
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

I will then be able to sell both the 3000+ and the 3700+. What does everyone think of this? I don't see why you would do this when you can run the 3000+ @ 2.4Ghz and idle in the low 30's. I'm after a higher multiplier for more speed when overclocking... Anyway, I have a new retail 3500+ on the way,...