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by aerial
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Simple Chieftec ATX i7 / 750ti build.
Replies: 7
Views: 4818

Re: Simple Chieftec ATX i7 / 750ti build.

Ok points taken, I will flip the hdd upside down.
But as far as hdd temps go, it is between 30 and 35 C, so really not an issue.
by aerial
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Simple Chieftec ATX i7 / 750ti build.
Replies: 7
Views: 4818

Re: Simple Chieftec ATX i7 / 750ti build.

Also no issues with dust/cleaning, all panels are solid, no mesh, you can easily wipe it (compared to various gimmky ventilation solutions in modern cases). Nicely clean build, as usual coming from you. Just for the sake of curiosity, which are the load temps using the typical SPCR stress-testing t...
by aerial
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Simple Chieftec ATX i7 / 750ti build.
Replies: 7
Views: 4818

Simple Chieftec ATX i7 / 750ti build.

The idea was, to use old chieftec server atx case, that was really cheap (ebay), and in my opinion, beats many expensive cases with sound dampening. Chieftec WH-01B-B. http://i.imgur.com/6OFcfxR.png http://i.imgur.com/DsT3uDM.png Case is made out of very thick steel panels (compared to what is used ...
by aerial
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12969

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

By the way: that desk you have there looks pretty awesome too! I have never seen anything like that. I have tried once to make something primitive myself but I never fully went through with it, to my dismay. It looks as though it encloses your position and body a little *too* much, but it's one hel...
by aerial
Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12969

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

Congratulations, it's a very nice looking build! :D The open case you are using interests me, but it seems like there is no hole on the bottom of the chassis right where the PSU fan is located. How does the PSU sit in there - is there any space between the top of the PSU and the case chassis for th...
by aerial
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12969

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

Ill try to test it some more, at night when ambient sound level is lower.
by aerial
Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12969

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

Well, obviously I compare to turned off drive. When I mean I can't hear something from certain distance, I mean, I cant distinguish the difference between turned on and off. I'm not sure if it doesn't depend on specific unit though. Heard quite a bit of opinions that these drives were audiable at 1m...
by aerial
Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12969

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

Small update, 1 platter WD10RZRX + foam.

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Works pretty well. You can obviously hear it when you put your ear next to it, but from 1m distance I can't hear it.
by aerial
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ServeMi v2, 29TB Storage Server
Replies: 1
Views: 9790

Re: ServeMi v2, 29TB Storage Server

Are you sponsored by Noctua or actually paid for all these fans? :)
by aerial
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 99580

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

One thing you can be sure, if there is simple aluminium brick, with no heatpipes at all, this will have trouble during heavy loads. 750ti chip doesn't need powerful cooler, but seems like even 2 heatpipes are really making the difference. I remember having HD7770 with simple aluminium cooler (no hp)...
by aerial
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Time for a new Elysium Beast: V4.0
Replies: 7
Views: 7430

Re: Time for a new Elysium Beast: V4.0

Holy mother of hard drives.
This many hdds is real challenge to make quiet.
by aerial
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 99580

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

When it comes to gtx750ti, the msi gaming model is really quiet. Fan locked at 32% (can’t get it lower while connected to card pcb), runs fans at around 900RPM. These fans are about 100mm diameter, very slim, run really quiet. You can compare it to regular 120mm fan at very low speed (400rpm?), cons...
by aerial
Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 99580

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

It was deal with someone from hardware forums, you can't get it anymore.
But as far as cooling potential goes, I believe accelero s1 plus should be very close if not better.
by aerial
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12969

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

The fans were for testing purposes only.
And btw, in case of those enermax fans, frame is actually made out of aluminium (the round part).
by aerial
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12969

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

Small update, testing what happens if I add fans. Quietest fans I had, enermax uctb12 @ 5v, 480rpm. They are really quiet to the point I can't tell if they are on from around 1m distance. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o0KgG57gQWk/U6sX1DuzLpI/AAAAAAAABck/O9AgPGcw7yc/s1200/u222_1.jpg Results, I c...
by aerial
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12969

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

Case is normally used by me, not a htpc solution. Pics are taken in living room, just beceause there was better light. Previously I used different benchtable with fans, overclocked cpu (same i7 @ 4.8 ) and gtx670. Was also very quiet as all fans were running below their starting speed. https://lh3.g...
by aerial
Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12969

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

About the ssds, it probably depends what brand/model. I'm having hard time hearing mine. As for the little details, of course you're right. There are people who paint capacitors with nail polish, just to perfectly match their color theme :) I'm not there yet. Motherboard can be replaced though, it i...
by aerial
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12969

Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

This is one of my builds, this time decided to go fanless, after having really good results with air cooling and open cases. As expected, 100% passive, without any airflow isn't that simple, and while open case works great with slow fans (compared to even very well ventilated conventional case), if ...
by aerial
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 99580

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

I will post everything in gallery sometime soon, not finished yet. My goal is to build fanless spec, with that 750ti and i7 2700k cooled by hr-22. Cpu turned out to be little tricky, but settled at 4ghz @ 1.1v. Psu used in this build is RM750, which never turns on the fan (it did not turn it, even w...
by aerial
Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 99580

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Msi gaming 750ti fanless, with xigmatek bifrost (http://www.xigmatek.com/product.php?productid=124) cooler: Note that xigmatek cooler is not anything special in terms of efficiency, I picked it mainly for the looks (anodized black). I suspect it is about as good as accelero s1 plus (given the size a...
by aerial
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 242934

Re: List of fanless laptops

11 inch, it is pretty much tablet with a keyboard. I would love to get at least 15'' fanless laptop (preferably 17). Easy to do for designer, as large case fits larger heatsinks. But they are just refusing to make units like that. If you pick office type of dell 17'' notebooks, with really low tdp h...
by aerial
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Quietest] 180mm Fan possible
Replies: 21
Views: 22293

Re: Silentest 180mm Fan possible

get one of phobya 180x25mm fans, they are cheaper and quieter than silverstone (not as good performance on higher speeds, but you don't want that)
by aerial
Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-500 Clicking Noise
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Just try block fan with something before booting. If clicking would stop - it is fan bearing.
S12 high efficiency helps with fan swapping. Those psus dont need good cooling
by aerial
Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 0dBA Project rev.2
Replies: 50
Views: 61563

Impressive.
Nice psu mod without removing default radiators to insulate transistors.
by aerial
Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless WC - my quiet rig
Replies: 3
Views: 4858

Pump is very quiet. Its silent even from 10cm. Any way you can recognize it runs only by touching. Then you can feel little vibration, but absolutely no sound. Construction and price of this pump is similar to central heating hot water pumps. Laing and Grundfos hot water pumps fe: http://www.cabuild...
by aerial
Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless WC - my quiet rig
Replies: 3
Views: 4858

Fanless WC - my quiet rig

Its a kind of "homemade reserator 2", but i guess more efficient and bigger, and with better, SILENT pump. Only PSU is fanned, but its the last problem to solve. Stuff: Venice 2.85ghz @ 1.425V DFI Lanparty Ultra-D 2x 512 Hynix D43 Samsung SP2504 250GB sata2 Tagan U01 480W (future - seasonic or fanle...