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by where?wolf
Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Reducing noise and monitoring temperature?
Replies: 27
Views: 11743

Re: Reducing noise and monitoring temperature?

I have to admit that is was only recently I even discovered it was possible to reduce the noise of my PC. Since then of course my perception of how noisy it is has increased enormously. I have an "off the shelf" Evesham pc with an AMD64 2800+, 160g maxtor hardrive and a Radeon 9000(?) graphics card...
by where?wolf
Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent AMD audio production PC?
Replies: 9
Views: 4995

Hi! Antec Solo is a good, quiet case for ex. Not exspensive either. Just replace the Antec tricool fan with a Nexus 120 mm (softmounted with elastic cords). Remove the honeycombed fan grille first, before you mount anything into the case. This will lower the noise further and improves the air flow. ...
by where?wolf
Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja fan config question
Replies: 8
Views: 2082

Hi!

Yeah, that could do the trick. I will try it.

Thanks.

p.s I 'll be silent as a wall :wink:
by where?wolf
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja fan config question
Replies: 8
Views: 2082

Today I tried the air tight duct and the fan blowing over the Ninja with no exhaust fan. But the strange thing is, that it cools very well that way. but I get the most annoying sound, that sounds like a pretty low, midrange "fridge" noise about. I tried the Noctua 1200rpm at both 850 and 1000rpm, T...
by where?wolf
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja fan config question
Replies: 8
Views: 2082

Hi again! Yeah, that makes sense to me. Thanks! Today I tried the air tight duct and the fan blowing over the Ninja with no exhaust fan. But the strange thing is, that it cools very well that way. but I get the most annoying sound, that sounds like a pretty low, midrange "fridge" noise about. I trie...
by where?wolf
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noise, fan balance, dust
Replies: 38
Views: 12037

wherewolf: thanks for the advice. The fan that I strongly suspect is making the noise is a PSU fan. Isn't it a bit of a trick to remove/remount one of those, involving cutting wires and soldering or splicing? (Remember, I'm no electrician.) and what kind of oil? I've got some very smooth thin stuff...
by where?wolf
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noise, fan balance, dust
Replies: 38
Views: 12037

Quote# I wouldn't describe the noise as a whine. It's more like an engine starting up: a bit of a grinding sound, along with the sense of revving or at least changes in RPM. It lasts for a few minutes, then slowly fades out# That sounds to me like you need to lubricate the fan(s). If you remove the ...
by where?wolf
Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja fan config question
Replies: 8
Views: 2082

O.k. I see, with a duct and and a fan only on the Ninja. I guess you also actually get more air pressure over the fins this way too? Compaired to having the Ninja without fan and ducted to the rear exhaust? And maybe better suction from the intakes? Another cooling "problem", I have been pondering o...
by where?wolf
Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja fan config question
Replies: 8
Views: 2082

Ninja fan config question

Just out of interest. If you have P180 case, and a Ninja. The Ninja is ducted to the rear exhaust fan, (Noctua) running at 850 rpm. So is the top Noctua too. If I where to add a 3rd Noctua to the heatsink at the same speed. Would the duct have any positive influence on the air flow / temperature? Or...
by where?wolf
Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making the right choice
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

You're welcome.
by where?wolf
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making the right choice
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

I have heard about the same problem with the Ninja Rev. B and some of the MSI mobos. You will have to mod the cooler to make it fit. Maybe a Thermalright HR 01 with duct, or a Noctua NH-U12F, with its very silent 120mm fan would be a better choise? The Thermalright HR 03 is a great vga cooler. A mor...
by where?wolf
Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on fan placement inside P180B
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

Yes, that would be nice.

It's always very interesting to see what achievements fellow SPCR members have made.
by where?wolf
Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on fan placement inside P180B
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

Well, I dont have any personal exsperiense about the Coolermaster 720 Rpm fan. But from what I read at Newegg USA. The customer reviewers, seemes to like the very silent noise ratio. But if it's just blowing around 12 CFM, as according to specification? It's a bit too weak for my taste. And I would'...
by where?wolf
Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on fan placement inside P180B
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

Hi! Then I belive the blue bladed Coolink SWiF fan is a good replacement for the orginal Antec Tricool fans. It's said to match the Papst 4412 F/2GLL 120mm fan, noise / preformance ratio. Wich is a silent one. The 9-17dBa version seems nice. But It's probably more close to 20-21 Db at full speed 120...
by where?wolf
Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on fan placement inside P180B
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

Hi! Well, probably you will manage with the included fans. A small question about your harddrives? Do you really need 3 of them? If any of them are for just backup / storage? Then it could be a good idea to get an external usb enclosure for that drive. This will lower both the temperatures, improve ...
by where?wolf
Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I am new... Please to meet to all...
Replies: 8
Views: 2989

Yeah... seasonic is good, but the problem is that I can't find seasonic brand in my country. I personally would go for 850W since that's what the PSU calculator advised me if I want a SLI mode in 2 years time (8800GTX). Say if I can't find a seasonic 700w. Which one is better between the 2 psu that...
by where?wolf
Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New quiet computer advice
Replies: 14
Views: 7122

Just glad if I could help you out in any small way.

You're welcome.
by where?wolf
Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New quiet computer advice
Replies: 14
Views: 7122

Yes definite. Especially since you are using low rpm fans like the Noctua and the Akasa fans. But especially the Noctua fans will benefit from it. Because of their different blade angle. Those grills are restrictive, and adds noise to the case+ creates small mini vortexes, that disturbs the air flow...
by where?wolf
Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New quiet computer advice
Replies: 14
Views: 7122

Thanks Where?wolf, In regards to temps - 49C reported by TAT (100% dual core load) if I understand correctly TAT measures the actual core temperature and its load test probably generates more heat than my normal load would create. 7800GTX is 55C under load and my hardrive is around 38C under load. ...
by where?wolf
Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New quiet computer advice
Replies: 14
Views: 7122

nick25 wrote:Update:

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Very, VERY nice!

Now I guess you have really quiet PC's.

What temperatures do you have?
by where?wolf
Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Aftermarket case fans for Antec P180 needed?
Replies: 8
Views: 4706

Another thing you can do, that i forgot to tell you before. Is that after cutting out those grilles. The edges may not look very pretty. Tip: Get some "U" shaped rubber, window or door isolation and glue this to the edge of the fan hole. Just make sure you stretch the isolation strip enough. So it ...
by where?wolf
Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Aftermarket case fans for Antec P180 needed?
Replies: 8
Views: 4706

Awsome info and advice there, much appreciated. I was leaning towards the Noctua. I'll also look at implementing some of your other ideas, it'll take a bit of time, since I want to do this right. I have silicone pads on the feet for the case on the floor and have isolated my hard drives in the bott...
by where?wolf
Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Aftermarket case fans for Antec P180 needed?
Replies: 8
Views: 4706

Ah....the ever elusive definition of "best". Good point ;) Assume money's not a concern and aesthetics aren't a concern. Keeping my OC'd system cool is a paramount concern, and balancing that with "acceptable" * noise levels is a significant goal of mine. So that would mean the quieter fan that wil...
by where?wolf
Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Replacing my old psu.
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

You might have problems with your TrueBlue powering an 8800GTX. Although its on paper specs suggest it will cope (28A +12V rail) its an old design, created for older systems that drew most of their power on the 5V and 3.3V rails. It might not like the huge +12V power draw an 8800GTX creates. I had ...
by where?wolf
Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding the perfect motherboard to match the Antec NSK2400
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Re: Finding the perfect motherboard to match the Antec NSK24

I was really impressed with the write up on the Antec NSK2400 (http://www.silentpcreview.com/article591-page1.html). I thought I'd found the perfect config with the setup they used for the thermal and acoustic testing on page five. The DFI RS482 Infinity MicroATX motherboard seemed to deliver every...
by where?wolf
Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:07 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New system - ok?
Replies: 5
Views: 3655

Welcome to SPCR! Why so many HDDs? If there is any fans in that case I bet they need to be replaced ;-) For DVD i can recommend Samsung SH-S183. Rather short, has SATA and suprisingly quiet I agree on the case fans. A silent 120mm for exhaust, is pretty easy to find. Nexus or Noctua for ex. But a g...
by where?wolf
Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need a Quiet Power Supply for a Silverstone SG01E SFF Case.
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

Re: Need a Quiet Power Supply for a Silverstone SG01E SFF Ca

I need to fine a quite power supply for my Silverstone SG01E case. Any recommendations? How about the Enermax Liberty 500W? Yeah, that is a nice and quiet psu. Enermax is a good brand. Another one that also seems very nice is Be quiet! dark power pro 530W. But I dont know wich one is the cheapest o...
by where?wolf
Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Replacing my old psu.
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

anything over 450w is real plenty for a single 8800gtx card, and will sure be more than enough for other 8xxx cards - remember newer 8xxx cards will be made in 80nm (later on in 65nm) instead of 90nm and will be weaker than the currently available 8800xxx cards. afaik a 8800gtx only needs ca 150w (...
by where?wolf
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Replacing my old psu.
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

Replacing my old psu.

I have a 480W Antec True Blue, the first edt. It's a good and decently silent psu. That have served me very well for 2 years. But I have started to think about to replace it with a more modern, modular psu. In order to be able to reduce the cable clutter further in my P180 B case. And because I'm no...
by where?wolf
Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dilemma : Ultra 120 + NF-S12-1200 or Noctua NH-U12F?
Replies: 39
Views: 12371

Hello, I have the same dilemma somehow... :) Noctua NH-U12F or Thermalright Ultra-120 + Noctua S12-1200 . I'm also considering adding an extra Noctua S12-1200 to either one I buy... This will go with ASUS Commando or P5B Deluxe and E6600 + "some" overclocking. PS: I have P180B. Thanks for help! Hi!...