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by where?wolf
Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:04 pm
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!...
by where?wolf
Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on removing Antec NeoHE fan grill
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Re: Need advice on removing Antec NeoHE fan grill

I isolated one of the noise of my system is a whooshing sound from the Antec NeoHE. I'm wondering if there's anything I should watch out for when removing the fan grill. So far I just tried to unscrew one of the four screws, but notice that the screws also hold the 80mm fan in place. If I unscrew a...
by where?wolf
Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making my Lian Li PC-101 quiet?
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

Hi, thanks for the welcome The Ninja doesn't fit because the fan must be placed on one of the four sides. Two of them are the ones next to the walls of the case (not enough space). One is right next to the RAM, and cannot fit over the DIMM slots (and would interfere with the flow of one of the case...
by where?wolf
Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silencing an A64 machine.
Replies: 3
Views: 2851

awesome. thank you for the tips! I didn't know you can mod so much to silence a pc and yet keep it cool. I never really noticed any vibration noise, probably because the jet-like fans are covering it up! anyway, thanks a lot of the tips. i'll look into these when i get back home, or i'll e-mail my ...
by where?wolf
Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silencing an A64 machine.
Replies: 3
Views: 2851

Re: Silencing an A64 machine.

Hi. I have an Athlon64 socket 939 machine, equipped with its stock heatsink and fan back home. It is housed in a Thermaltake XaserV WinGo tower with 4 case fans (1 rear exhaust (90 mm), 2 side intakes (90 mm), 1 front intake (80 mm) and when i played with it last month during my break, it was hella...
by where?wolf
Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help me decide...
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Re: Please help me decide...

Thanks where?wolf for you feedback! I'm so suprised I've got feedback allready so shortly! I will respond wherever I can. Just make sure the Ninja is compatible with the motherboard. Visit Scythe home. That is if you have'nt allready done that? Yes, I have and it's compatible. The only "but" I have...
by where?wolf
Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help me decide...
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Re: Please help me decide...

Hi everyone! For several months I've been going back and forth on decision making on my next computer-system. I've been reading reviews all over the internet. And finally put something together. But even though I've chosen it, I'm not sure... Maybe it's the total amount of money that bothers me, wh...
by where?wolf
Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New quiet computer advice
Replies: 14
Views: 7122

Hi again!

You're welcome.

It will be interesting to hear what results you did get?
by where?wolf
Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: suggestions on how to duct a Zalman VF 900?
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

IMO your friend might end up frying the 1900XT. The duct is likely to trap hot air close to the card, while the exhaust through just one PCI slot is introducing backpressure. The VF-900's slim fan is not best suited for pushing air, more for 360 degrees spread of airflow, so it won't cope well with...
by where?wolf
Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: suggestions on how to duct a Zalman VF 900?
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

I was wondering about this one as well- the best idea I had was to get a large plastic bottle, and cut off the 'shoulder' and the base. You'd then put a hole in it for the fins to fit in (ideally you would want the plastic to be in line with the top of the fan to make sure that it caught all the ai...
by where?wolf
Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: suggestions on how to duct a Zalman VF 900?
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

suggestions on how to duct a Zalman VF 900?

Hi! I have a friend, who just resently bought a Zalman VF 900 for his X1900 card. But as the Zalman vga cooler, ejects the hot air into the case. My friend is wondering, if it would work to build some kind of a duct that will allow the hot air out of the case via one of the PCI slot openings? Any su...
by where?wolf
Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing "The Beast"
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Re: Silencing "The Beast"

I built this system in July of 2005 - yes, the AMD tax on the CPU was high at that point, and I won't eve do that again. I was living in California at the time, and was without AC, so I overcooled the thing and left it at that. Specs: Antec SLK3800B + stock SmartPower 420W PSU AMD X2 4200+ + stock ...
by where?wolf
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The sliding cable covers in P180 leaks hot air
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Again here. Do you use a active or passive PSU? This matters a lot if you've got your holes around the PSU taped up. If you've got a 120mm-(active)PSU, then you should try the tape-up&no-chamberfan idea. Hi! Sorry, I should of coarce told before what psu, and if I have seald those vents. I'm using ...
by where?wolf
Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The sliding cable covers in P180 leaks hot air
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

The sliding cable covers in P180 leaks hot air

I have noticed, since i removed the fan in the psu tunnel of my P180 (b). And replaced my Thermalright XP 90 and Nexus fan for a Ninja plus rev. B. That the case temp have gone up some degrees. The cpu temps is fine, when running the Ninja ducted to the rear exhaust fan. No complaints there. The tem...
by where?wolf
Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New quiet computer advice
Replies: 14
Views: 7122

Thanks very much for the replies. I think I will stick to the 550W as I'll most probably upgrade my components again later in the year and will keep the PSU. You could well be right in regard to not needing any intakes if I'm just using one harddrive - by the way, no idea why I say Seagate when I a...
by where?wolf
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New quiet computer advice
Replies: 14
Views: 7122

I agree to the stuff above. The Ninja is great. Try ducting it to the exhaust fan first. Just make a duct out of cardboard for ex. And maybe you wont even need any fan on the Ninja? I have done this myself. And the exhaust fan(s) I'm using is 1200 rpm Noctua fans at 840 rpm speed. Antec P180 B case....
by where?wolf
Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja duct question?
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Well, I did tighten the duct around the heatsink.

But it did'nt do anything for the temperatures actually.

But on the other hand, the "rush of air noise", got somewhat lower. So a tight duct is still a winner.

Thank you for the help ultrachrome !
by where?wolf
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja duct question?
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

I'm pretty new with ducting, But I think it's the best to: - get the duct "as tight as possible" around the Ninja (or any HS). - have a material that's as smooth as possible, preferable are plastics (PVC/PS/PP, watch the temps though, At the moment I don't know the melt-trajectory of the many plast...
by where?wolf
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja duct question?
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

I think the duct should fit as snug around the Ninja as possible to maximize air velocity between the fins which in theory allows more heat to be removed. My duct is 3-sided around the Ninja and 4-sided around the fan like you describe. The top of my duct rests on top of the Ninja. What did you cha...
by where?wolf
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja duct question?
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Ninja duct question?

Hi! I'm just wondering about ducting the Ninja? Does the distanse between the top of the Ninja and duct have any impact? My duct is made out of cardboard. Glossy side inwards, if this makes any difference? It embraces the rear exhaust Noctua, 840 rpm fan, and the distance between fan / heatsink fin ...
by where?wolf
Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent case+PSU combinations
Replies: 8
Views: 5635

Hello, just finished the setup. It's much, much better than I ever expected. It's very, very quiet. ThankU for existing; it's just wonderful buying the products "prescribed" only to find out they are as good as your tests show. I can't hear at all: 1. the Seasonic S12 430W 2. the Thermaltake CPU he...
by where?wolf
Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Temperature monitoring software
Replies: 19
Views: 3664

Re: Temperature monitoring software

Currently using SANDRA and core temp but they each report different temperatures. The difference is about 5 degrees! Just wondering what software people use that seems to be accurate. For some reason Motherboard Monitor doesn't work on my PC. I just installed an XP-90 with nexus 92, using SANDRA I ...
by where?wolf
Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tuniq Tower vs Scythe Ninja B
Replies: 4
Views: 2157

I guess that you know about jmke 's review . IMO 1-2°C difference is insignificant. I prefer Ninja. At full speed I hear it from my case, but at ~7-800 RPM I don't hear nothing from my case. Anyway, on my X2 3800+ it's fanless in idle/gaming. I would say the Ninja. I have the Ninja Plus rev.B vers...
by where?wolf
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Computer sounds like a hairdryer
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Re: Computer sounds like a hairdryer

I've had my computer for about 3.5 years and have always lived with the noise, but I'm tired of it. I don't have money for a new build, but thought I could start with replacing a few super-loud components. I want to begin with the dreadful Vocalno 9. Here's a quick list of what I have to work with:...
by where?wolf
Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent case+PSU combinations
Replies: 8
Views: 5635

The GO II obviously; any reviews on it ??? [/img]http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Cooler/Retail/cl-p0220/cl-p0220.asp Here are some reviews: http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/cooling/Tt_Golden_Orb_II/ http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/ttgoldenorbII/ http://www.a1-electronics...
by where?wolf
Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent case+PSU combinations
Replies: 8
Views: 5635

And still what about the Solo plus an pasive cooled PSU (Silverstone NIGHTJAR ST30NF) and an Noctua NF-S12 800 at the rear (set at 600rpm)? Whar's the dB outcome of such an option ??? - with the P4 506? Any comments on the TT Golden Orb cooler??? It should be a nice and quiet setup. Just see to, th...
by where?wolf
Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 or SI-120/128 ducted to case fan - will it work?
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Re: XP-120 or SI-120/128 ducted to case fan - will it work?

Due to height restrictions, the Ninja I'd really love to use is out of the picture, so I'm now looking at an XP-120 if I can find one, or SI-120/128. I'd prefer the XP-120 simply because it's shorter. 63mm + 25-38mm for a 120mm fan leaves me with around 16-29mm clearance to the side case exhaust fa...
by where?wolf
Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2267

Thanks for that info, spookmineer. One of the confusing things is why would a company market two different RAMs with the same timings for $30 diff if they're otherwise the same. Something must be different, but it doesn't stand out to me... at least, not yet. Well then, I'm gonna put that first GSk...
by where?wolf
Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent case+PSU combinations
Replies: 8
Views: 5635

Re: Silent case+PSU combinations

I read every review on the topic you wrote. I am supersensitive about silence and I'm tring to terminate the noise my pc makes. My hardware is: CPU: P4 2660 MHz (506), LGA 775 HS: Thermaltake golden orb (rpm<1000/min all the time) MB: Gigabyte 945 GMF (microATX), vodeo on bord HDD: WD 80 GB SATA II...
by where?wolf
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lower psu tunnel fan. to be or not to be?
Replies: 13
Views: 3518

Here's a picture from my SPCR DIY "superclocked superquiet" article. http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/images/chris_thomson/Ninja%20duct%20installed.JPG I made a duct like yours out of glossy cardboard (christmas chocolate box lol). And also moved the intake (lowered to 840 rpm) Noctua to the top...