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by where?wolf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: thanks all
Replies: 6
Views: 3838

Yeah, I agree. The only "stealthy" thing about the Vantec Stealth fans, is the colour. I have had both an 80mm and a 120mm Vantec Stealth. Yay!

Get Akasa amber series fans, Aerocool 3000 Turbine, Noctua, Nexus or Yate Loons. And you will be a lot happier.
The rest of the stuff seems nice.

What case?
by where?wolf
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Reducing noise and monitoring temperature?
Replies: 27
Views: 11747

:D There's one silent pc for you!
by where?wolf
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Reducing noise and monitoring temperature?
Replies: 27
Views: 11747

Hi again! You're welcome. Very , very nice temp! No reason at all to worrie there at all. Many, would be glad to have such a load temp. And you will probably see the cpu temp creep down under 40C then, when the AS 5 paste have settled after a couple of weeks. And I guess, that you wondered, for a sp...
by where?wolf
Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Setup Check
Replies: 5
Views: 2126

To remove the plastic fan mount.
Just slide it out.

It could be a good idea to remove the hd cage while putting the fan mount back in place.
by where?wolf
Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Setup Check
Replies: 5
Views: 2126

Thanks, that is really helpful! I will have to think about things today and decide what is best. I only have the one optical drive, so there is plenty of spare room to fit in an extra air intake. What sort of fan do you suggest for the Thermaltake heatsink, and why would the Noctuas not work? Does ...
by where?wolf
Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Setup Check
Replies: 5
Views: 2126

Hi! Some small tips for the P180. If your psu is'nt a passive one? Tape up the vents around the psu opening of the case. Then you probably wont need a fan at all down in the wind tunnel. Providing the hd cage is'nt filled. Snip out the stamped and honeycombed fan grilles. This, will lower the noise ...
by where?wolf
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most silent 500W psu with fan for P180?
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Yeah, I will have to think about this before deciding.

But thanks for the help!
Much appriciated.
by where?wolf
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most silent 500W psu with fan for P180?
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Lol! well, the onlly upgrade I will do in the near future is a DX10 videocard. I'm just waiting to see what the upcoming midrange Geforce 8600 cards is like. And maybe later on, a new mobo and cpu + RAM. But it wont be until the next autumn or winter. So maybe a 500W will be a good choise anyway. I ...
by where?wolf
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most silent 500W psu with fan for P180?
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Hi1

And thanks for the ansver.

I have Epox 8NPA + SLI mobo, an AMD64 3000+ Clawhammer s. 754.
2 gig of Corair XMS.
X18000GTO
1 Noctua 120mm fan in my P180 B case
4 hdd's. 2 internal and 2 external usb drives.
1 DVD combo.

That Straight Power psu, sounds interesting.
by where?wolf
Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Reducing noise and monitoring temperature?
Replies: 27
Views: 11747

AS 5 is the very best paste. Very generous of that store to give you such a tube of paste for free. But it contains silver. So it's electrical conductive. Be careful with the amount. So you does'nt squirt it out on the mobo, when mounting the sink. With AS 5, you will see a temperature reduction of ...
by where?wolf
Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Reducing noise and monitoring temperature?
Replies: 27
Views: 11747

No worries. It's from the misstakes we learn. Well, if you look in the Freezer manual, you will see, that there is a small screw near the bottom plate (lever). If you loosen this, you can rotate the heatsink. But you will have to dismount the heatsink in order to do this. Run your pc for about 5 min...
by where?wolf
Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help! NEED QUIET LGA 775 cooler, non-gamer
Replies: 6
Views: 2163

The Ninja Plus, revision B. (Make shure you get the "B" revision, and not Ninja Plus.) Does'nt need a motherboard removal in most cases. Just check motherboard compability at Scythe home first. Or google the computer forums, for guys with the same mobo that eventually uses such a sink. Other heatsin...
by where?wolf
Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help! NEED QUIET LGA 775 cooler, non-gamer
Replies: 6
Views: 2163

You dont need a fan on the heatsink. Alternative, no exhaust fan. Fan on the heatsink instead.
by where?wolf
Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help! NEED QUIET LGA 775 cooler, non-gamer
Replies: 6
Views: 2163

If your case is wide enough? then maybe a Scythe Ninja will do the trick? Then a 120mm Nexus or Noctua (1200rpm version, lowered to 850 rpm) Or if you just cant manage by ducting the Ninja to the rear exhaust fan? This, by making a simple duct, made out of glossy cardboard. Just make sure the duct f...
by where?wolf
Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build - first bootup question
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

You need to head into bios. Tap the "delete key" at the bios screen. Then navigate with the arrow keys. You have to set the hd you decided should carry Windows as main hd / master hd and the other as secondary / slave. Also your cd should be boot order no 1. At least as long as you are installing Wi...
by where?wolf
Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most silent 500W psu with fan for P180?
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Most silent 500W psu with fan for P180?

What is the most silent psu in that category? Also I begin to think that my psu is slightly noisy, It's an Antec True Blue 480W. Maybe as a result that I seemed to have kild most other noise sources? It have 2 X 80mm fans, thermally controlled. According to the fan monitor, the psu fans are spinning...
by where?wolf
Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Reducing noise and monitoring temperature?
Replies: 27
Views: 11747

Hi again. No, The Freezer, should be positioned, so the Freezer fan blows air thru the heatsink (over the heatsink fins) and towards the exhaust. So probably you have the AC Freezer the other way around. See this picture below, of how it should be mounted. Here is a vibration damping kit for both ha...
by where?wolf
Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:52 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Reducing noise and monitoring temperature?
Replies: 27
Views: 11747

Nice one guys, I like the idea of mounting the exhaust fan on the outside of the PC with the 80-120mm adapter, which elimates my concern about how close it would be to the cpu fan. Looks like I need to bite the bullet and get some metal snips to take the rear grill out. I think I'l leave the PSU fo...
by where?wolf
Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is a "safe underclock Voltage for an AMD64 3000+ s
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Hi! Thanks for your ansver. I must say I'm pretty dissapointed at the Clawhammer. I took it down to 1.38V. then i did run Prime for near 5 hours. It whas perfectly o.k. The max temp where max 51C. Ninja ducted to Noctua exhaust at 840 rpm. But then I started to game. And a couple of times, the game ...
by where?wolf
Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is a "safe underclock Voltage for an AMD64 3000+ s
Replies: 2
Views: 971

What is a "safe underclock Voltage for an AMD64 3000+ s

Hi all!

I have an AMD 3000+ Clawhammer rev. cg.
The stock Voltage is (or should be) 1.5V
But my Epox Thunder Probe monitor, says its 1.54V. So says bios too.

Now i have lowered it to 1.44V.

What do you think / know is the lowest stable Voltage I can get?
by where?wolf
Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Reducing noise and monitoring temperature?
Replies: 27
Views: 11747

Thanks again where?wolf! The other issue with the 120mm fan was that there were no holes to fit it to (fitting is designed for an 80mm), but given you're thoughts on moving air quickly away from the heatsink I may get the drill out and try this. I was mainly worried about increasing air turbulence ...
by where?wolf
Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Reducing noise and monitoring temperature?
Replies: 27
Views: 11747

Hi again! Very nice! Good temperature reduction. But having the exhaust fan just a couple of cm away from the heatsink is just good. This will help, getting the hot air from the heatsink out of the case very fast. If I understood you correctly? You did'nt mount the exhaust fan in the case, due to th...
by where?wolf
Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [800] RPM vs [1,200] RPM
Replies: 7
Views: 3149

I would say the 1200 rpm version. I have a couple of those in a P180 case. And I'm very happy with them. The 1200rpm Noctua, seems to have a sweet spot around 840 - 850 rpm, where it's really silent and still blows a decent amount of air, about 42 cfm. It's pretty silent at 1000 rpm too. You will ha...
by where?wolf
Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noise, fan balance, dust
Replies: 38
Views: 12040

A few new developments: I tried using JohnFL's instructions for SpeedFan, but I cannot get it to actually change my CPU fan speed. I've tried all 4 Speed settings in SF, and I can see SF dropping the speed percentages, but the RPM's don't actually change. I'm taking it that this means my mobo is 'i...
by where?wolf
Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Reducing noise and monitoring temperature?
Replies: 27
Views: 11747

Probably MBM5 did'nt work with your sensors as it should. Rare, but happends. Othervice that software is pretty accurate.

O.k. Nice that the temp is only 38C.
The Freezer will probably bring it down to 35-34C at lowest setting eventually a bit lower.

The Acoustifan fans are nice.

You're welcome
by where?wolf
Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noise, fan balance, dust
Replies: 38
Views: 12040

Yes the psu main connector will work. And you need 2 of the Zalman Fanmate II. This can be connected to the mobo fan headers for rpm reading. But if you wanna have more easy acess to the fan control, get a 5.25 cd bay fan controller like these. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
by where?wolf
Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Freezer 7 Pro w/ Nexus Fan
Replies: 1
Views: 1132

Re: Freezer 7 Pro w/ Nexus Fan

Has anyone tried to soft mount a Nexus fan at 7V to a Freezer 7? I'm thinking of building a E4300 system with it, since I'm trying to keep the system on a certain budget. I just want to know what the performance is like. I know SPCR reviewed the Freezer 7 but it'd be nice if they did a performance ...
by where?wolf
Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noise, fan balance, dust
Replies: 38
Views: 12040

Seasonic makes nice psus. Just make sure you get a psu with the correct main power connector. 20+4 pin or 24 pin? Othervice, you vill have to get a 20 to 24 pin or vice versa adapter cable. Seal all unnesisairy holes and vents in the case. Make sure all the cables are out of the way of the fans afte...
by where?wolf
Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Reducing noise and monitoring temperature?
Replies: 27
Views: 11747

Hi again! A X800 is much better , as it's after all a more modern card. Then the Zalman VF900 CU still will fit your card. The case temp (idle or load?) is very good. But OMG!!! :shock: 127C!? You are sure it is'nt Fahrenheit? That must be a flaky cpu temp sensor on your motherboard. If that temp yo...
by where?wolf
Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Reducing noise and monitoring temperature?
Replies: 27
Views: 11747

Hi again.

You're welcome.

Well, if you're looking for a more modern videocard? Then this is a good and silent soloution:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814125039

Yeah, it would be interesting to hear how your modding goes?

See ya!

W?W