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by roadie
Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermaltake Proves Themselves a Contender: The Big Typhoon
Replies: 34
Views: 25403

I have experience of the TTBT on a naked 3000+ at 2500Mhz. In my eyes, the stock fan was too noisy and I replaced it with a GlobalWin NCB, which was mush less audible. Temps were about the same as my Ninja with a 3700+ at 2700Mhz.
by roadie
Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Why is my Ninja hotter than a Zalman 9700?
Replies: 35
Views: 10532

My Ninja rev b allows my overclocked 3700+ (2700Mhz at 1.45V) to idle at around 40 degrees with the stock fan at under 800rpm. It's silent but I would like it to be lower, and I believe it should be. However, I think I did damage some of the heat pipes by using the long screws instead of the shorter...
by roadie
Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Insulating (not dampening) material for Solo case
Replies: 11
Views: 4081

I too am finding the Tri-cool fan on low too intrusive. I am going to get a Noctua to replace it.

I also have some Acoustipack left over, which I will use to cover the side panel nearest me.
by roadie
Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: cool n' quiet workstation card (FireGL, Quadro)?
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

I have a PNY Quadro NVS 285 in my computer at the moment, as my X1900 is away for RMA. I bought it for £25. It's passive and runs at about 60 degrees idle. It scored 1100 in 3dmark05, which is pretty pathetic but it is fine for desktop use.
by roadie
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: silent cooling for a gf 6600 (non-gt) agp
Replies: 7
Views: 2984

The Zalman VF700 does fit the AGP 6600 series. I installed one on my parents AGP 6600GT. However, the heat sink does stick out over the top of the card so if you have a very narrow case, it might not fit.
by roadie
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 92mm fans?
Replies: 55
Views: 25334

I have my SOLO system up and running now. The Glacialtechs in the front are silent when running at the lowest setting my Silverstone fan controller puts out, but they do create some noise running at full speed. However, the noise is quite broadband and low in tone so it is not especially off putting...
by roadie
Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo issues...
Replies: 3
Views: 2181

I had no problem mounting my fans using the Acousti Ultra Soft Fan Mounts. However, the fans I mounted were not closed corner ones.
by roadie
Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 92mm fans?
Replies: 55
Views: 25334

Ok, I just received the Glacialtech 92mm's. The label on the back states that they are rebranded Everflow fans, part number F129025SL, and they have 5 blades instead of the usual 7. From spinning the fan blades around with my finger, the motor feels a little "clicky" although I can't hear any noise...
by roadie
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATi X1950 XT
Replies: 8
Views: 3058

I can comment on this as the X1950XT is basically a X1900XT but with higher clock speeds. I have tried a variety of PSU's with my system, a 460W Tagan, a 400W Enermax Liberty and the one in my sig. The Tagan was too loud when the fan ramped up, the Enermax could not supply enough power and caused th...
by roadie
Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 300863

In the end for my SOLO build (which still isn't complete) I purchased 2 black 5.25" hard drive coolers from this ebay seller. A direct link to the actual product is here . International shipping was very reasonable, especially when you consider the strong £. I have installed them minus the fans and...
by roadie
Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone LC03 - help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2411

Could you try to make a duct to accomodate a larger and quieter fan at the rear? Something made out of cardboard and sticky tape, a la Blue Peter would be fairly easy to put together
by roadie
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OMG, a 2000W power supply
Replies: 45
Views: 15713

Rofl. This is as much power as vacumm cleaner draws! Stupendous and pointless.

I am adamant that my current PSU is my last.
by roadie
Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which of these three look best?
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

I have heard good things, overclocking wise about the ABIT AB9 Pro and the AB9 QuadGT. No idea how much they cost in your area though.
by roadie
Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 92mm fans?
Replies: 55
Views: 25334

Ok, I just received the Glacialtech 92mm's. The label on the back states that they are rebranded Everflow fans, part number F129025SL, and they have 5 blades instead of the usual 7. From spinning the fan blades around with my finger, the motor feels a little "clicky" although I can't hear any noise ...
by roadie
Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo with QX6700
Replies: 5
Views: 5446

Seems like the PSU is going to be hovering up a fair amount of warm air from the CPU. However, if it is not ramping up then it seems good. Do you have any intake fans at the front?
by roadie
Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: side vents/fans
Replies: 3
Views: 1574

I sit to the left side of my case so vents and fans in the side panel would be a quick way to my ear. The SOLO build I am doing uses airflow purely from front to back.
by roadie
Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good looking Thermaltake products(!) TMG Coolers
Replies: 13
Views: 5290

Where did you purchase your AT1 Khato? I can't use the X1950XTX cooler that I purchased on my X1900XT, as the fan requires a mini 4 pin connector, which the card does not have. I will definitely pick up an AT1. However, I have not seen any in the UK yet.
by roadie
Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 92mm fans?
Replies: 55
Views: 25334

Hello, Apparently, there is a 92mm GlobalWin NCB fan made, but outside of the Hong Kong website, I can't find it for sale. This could be a very quiet, and durable, 92mm fan. Yes, I have some 120mm GolbalWin NCB's that have been used in various applications. Anyway, I have ordered the Glacialtechs a...
by roadie
Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 300863

Regrading the vented covers, anyone have a couple to spare? Coolermaster sell mesh 5.25" bay covers from their online parts store and Lian Li also do some. I am in the UK and the links I have found are: http://www.coolermaster.nl/shop/index.php http://www.aqua-pcs.co.uk/index.asp?function=DISPLAYPR...
by roadie
Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 92mm fans?
Replies: 55
Views: 25334

You could try the Glacialtech Silentblade ( link ) on paper it's good but I've never tried it. Those do look interesting and the specs look like exactly what I am after. However, we all know how misleading they can be! To give you an idea of what I am after, I require two fans to go at the front of...
by roadie
Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how quiet are raptor drives?
Replies: 14
Views: 4860

My Raptor 74Gb has been quieter and cooler than both of my Maxtors from new. All drives are suspended via stretch magic in my case.
by roadie
Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [CES 07] New Antec Sonata III
Replies: 11
Views: 12115

The HDD cage is orientated in the wrong fashion for optimal airflow. Is this the case in the old Sonata?
by roadie
Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best and cheap 80M fan [slim fan preferred]
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

I bought the 80x15mm Zalman fan to use on one side of my V1 Ultra. At 5V it is completely inaudible and shifts an ok amount of air.
by roadie
Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 92mm fans?
Replies: 55
Views: 25334

Seeing as Silencio has no 92mm fans for sale at the moment (does anyone know when he will?), what 92mm's do you guys recommend that are on sale in the UK? The best seem to be the Nexus and Acoustifan Dustproofs but they are both very expensive. Are there any cheaper options?
by roadie
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good looking Thermaltake products(!) TMG Coolers
Replies: 13
Views: 5290

Good looking Thermaltake products(!) TMG Coolers

Hey guys, It looks as though Thermaltake has come up with some good products, although most likely licensed from Arctic Cooling. They are their TMG graphics card coolers: http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Cooler/TMG/vgacooler.asp They fit all new cards from ATI and nvidia and some of them direct ho...
by roadie
Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Hard time cooling Northbridge chipset, too hot?
Replies: 10
Views: 3020

I have the same motherboard as you with the same Zalman HS. Yes, it does get incredibly hot but I have not had any stability issues with it running with a HTT of up to 280Mhz. Of course, the cooler the better but I already have 7 fans in my computer and don't need any more!
by roadie
Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: heatsink from 7900GTO
Replies: 3
Views: 1948

I am also after a HSF unit from a HIS ICEQ3 card, or the stock X1950XTX cooler. However, it seems impossible to find these separately. I wish I knew which OEM's made them...
by roadie
Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My attempt at stretch magic in the gigabyte aurora
Replies: 6
Views: 2757

Well, I managed to create some stretch magic drive holders in the hard drive bay of my Aurora, which I have to say was one of the most testing things I have ever done. However, it was certainly worth the effort, as all resonance has been banished! The thin aluminium construction and hard mounts for ...
by roadie
Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 300863

I'm really surprised that you decided to duct the Solo. It seems like a large added expense for a small gain. It is all hand built and taped together. I guess that is what the buyers are paying for though, a real SPCR worthy computer without all the work. Actually, once a cutting template has been ...
by roadie
Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My attempt at stretch magic in the gigabyte aurora
Replies: 6
Views: 2757

I received some stretch magic today and should be able to have a go installing it this evening. Will report back with its effectiveness.