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by murtoz
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Custom chassis design - comments please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

I've also just found this airflow straightener. I quite like the idea and might build something like this to incorporate in my air tunnels. Thoughts?
by murtoz
Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Custom chassis design - comments please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Hello again, and thanks for all your replies :-) Hi, I tend to agree with MikeC. However, if you use ducts, I tend to think (partly from experience), that a fan sucking air through a duct will be more efficent than a fan blowing through it. Also, it's important that the duct is the same shape all ar...
by murtoz
Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Custom chassis design - comments please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Hi Mike, thanks for your comments although it wasn't quite what I wanted to hear ;-) I'll go ahead with the build though, if only for the challenge. I'll flip the psu over too, but will have to work out where the NB heat will exhaust. A thought to tackle the long wind tunnel problem might be to put ...
by murtoz
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Custom chassis design - comments please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Custom chassis design - comments please!

Hey everyone, I've been thinking about and designing my own case (scratch build) for some time now. Main purpose of this thing is to get my system quiet (if that's not possible, I'll settle for very silent!), whilst still having it overclocked. I currently have the system in one of these , but this ...
by murtoz
Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: lost my D201GLY motherboard cd , now audio not working help
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

error code 10 typically indicates a hardware issue, a hardware conflict, or severe driver issue. You could try removing the tuner card to see if your audio works again, or check for later drivers online. I'm not sure a bios update would fix the issue but it is worth a shot. Bios updates are relative...
by murtoz
Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: lost my D201GLY motherboard cd , now audio not working help
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

You download the drivers from intel's website?
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product ... uctID=2773
by murtoz
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Acceptable temperatures for Q9550 and P5K mobo
Replies: 6
Views: 2948

Re: Acceptable temperatures for Q9550 and P5K mobo

I was just after a approximate answer - what temps should I be worried about? I'll follow up the links you posted. From the first link in my post: Tcase/Tjunction (per core) --70--/--75--75--75--75-- Hot --65--/--70--70--70--70-- Warm --60--/--65--65--65--65-- Safe --25--/--30--30--30--30-- Cool Yo...
by murtoz
Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Acceptable temperatures for Q9550 and P5K mobo
Replies: 6
Views: 2948

Re: Acceptable temperatures for Q9550 and P5K mobo

I am seeing temperatures (in a warm room) of 43 degrees for the CPU and 37 degrees for mobo (system). Where are you seeing these temps? Seriously, Take 4 h/w monitoring softwares and you get 4 different temp readouts. Have a look at this link and this one . There's a lot more reading out there on t...
by murtoz
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: is silent PC's an addiction?
Replies: 31
Views: 9849

Re: is silent PC's an addiction?

xafier wrote:I'm running out of things to silence now!
Time for a new pc!
by murtoz
Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What [do] heatpipes contain[?]
Replies: 8
Views: 5813

If you really want to know, and live in the eu, you could order just a heatpipe from german electronics shop conrad. Starting price 8.16 euro's ex delivery: Link that may or may not work (sessions & cookies etc!), if not, go to www.conrad.de and search for 'quick cool heatpipe'. Someone did a great ...
by murtoz
Tue May 13, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Good X38/X48 mobo?
Replies: 20
Views: 8343

How's your board (asus maximus) with regards to dynamic fan controls and SpeedFan support? I'm not familiar with the Vdroop mod but as a newbie to underclocking, I think I'd prefer to stick with safer methods like BIOS settings.... I have an Asus Maximus Formula and love it. Speedfan works great af...
by murtoz
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Extreme Gamer 22[dBA] PC by EndPCNoise
Replies: 35
Views: 23696

I'm confused. The specs on page 1 of the article say it's a Q6600 cpu. But page 2 keeps referring to a Q9600. Which one is it?
by murtoz
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you & how did you get your forum name?
Replies: 37
Views: 9757

spookmineer wrote:The Netherlands.
Ah, that should give me some advantage... what with being dutch and all...

Still bloody hard though!
by murtoz
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you & how did you get your forum name?
Replies: 37
Views: 9757

It's an anagram of my last name. that's awesome... we should make a game of trying to unscramble it... is pomoneerski? :lol: :wink: They tried before and didn't even get close. Imposer Kone? Iron pokes me? Hmmm this could take a while. It would help if we knew where you're from! --------------- ont...
by murtoz
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatpipe for Xeon max 9 cm
Replies: 25
Views: 7748

Maybe I can afford ~0.5 cm around the motheboard, but that's it. Have you considered the Thermalright Ultra-90 ? The Xeon Bolt Thru Kit lists it as compatible. Its dimensions are L45 x W102 x H147. 102mm-92mm = 1cm, so 0.5cm on each side. The 80mm would pose no problems. Is it correct that the 80 a...
by murtoz
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Searching for the white elephant?
Replies: 15
Views: 4533

Why not see if you can find a local computer shop that will build a pc for you to your specifications? I have no idea how much that would cost extra, but if you're lucky it may be less than customs!! BTW, i have an 8800GTX and it is great! It is quiet enough that when it's idling i can only just hea...
by murtoz
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: In what order do you asssemble it?
Replies: 17
Views: 4314

I always put the motherboard in the pc and then install the CPU and heatsink. That will only work for heatsinks with pushpins or similar. If the heatsink uses a backplate underneath the board, you should at least attach this first - but I install cpu + heatsink outside of the case, simply because y...
by murtoz
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: URGENT Help me reduce my Dell's Precision 490 Noise!
Replies: 24
Views: 24606

This is a dual xeon system with a 5000X chipset. These systems use Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) for fan control and sensor monitoring. See wikipedia for more info. There is a completely independent chip on the board that does all the monitoring and fan speed control - called the ...
by murtoz
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Finally! Scythe Zipang officially announced with "pieps
Replies: 15
Views: 7971

direct link to the shuriken cooler ... with a thin 13-blade fan which looks very interesting. Does anyone know how accurate scythe normally is with their dBa ratings? They claim 10.5dBA at 650rpm... And I just love the engrish marketing blurb on the zipang as well: Rising of golden Zipang country is...
by murtoz
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB storage in RAID 5 mode...
Replies: 49
Views: 16987

i installed all the fresh updates and drivers, i did a fresh installation of windows from the beginning but NOTHING.... windows still can not recognise the RAID array not even the 4 drives of the array!! You sure you installed the right drivers? You should be using ICH9R RAID drivers. Asus.com is d...
by murtoz
Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC in an Ikea cabinet
Replies: 17
Views: 3901

Hmm.. Good idea, I was a bit worried about the drives not being in the path of the airflow. I'll have to see what I can do about that, thanks. You may want to have a look at Bluefront's latest creation for inspiration on ducting setup - his airflow is very similar to your design. Either way, I'd su...
by murtoz
Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My first build: Lian-Li PC-V600B
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

I'd suggest reconsidering the PSU and Heatsink. Get something from the recommended lists ( Heatsink , PSU ). If you want a modular PSU, I can recommend the corsair HX520 - works great in my system :-). If you want an 8600-based graphics card, you can probably find a passive models - search the cool ...
by murtoz
Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC in an Ikea cabinet
Replies: 17
Views: 3901

Hi, one other point. In your sketchup drawings, the Ninja is perpendicular to the airflow - make sure you actually mount it in line with the airflow otherwise it won't work very well. I would also consider some internal ducting, and maybe to direct some air from the intake toward the drives. If you ...
by murtoz
Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Assistance needed with ultra-quiet midrange gaming rig
Replies: 8
Views: 3524

Hi Vinnie, I know the intel motherboards reasonably well from work and they seem to be nice and stable (fingers crossed ;-)). They're not very suitable for overclocking though - very limited, if any, bios options. The board you mention supports the newer 300MByte/s sata speeds, although they don't h...
by murtoz
Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Built pc, too LOUD!
Replies: 23
Views: 8031

I'd agree it would be much easier to start with a quiet case like the solo, as suggested above. If that's not possible, try and idientify the source of the noise in your case. I'd guess the cpu cooler (particularly if stock), and the chassis fans, as they're not that big. For CPU cooler, check out t...
by murtoz
Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: QX9650 on Anandtech
Replies: 16
Views: 5701

And now some bad news: http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2007/12/19/intel-delay-45nm-quads-report ACCORDING TO A REPORT, Intel has decided to postpone the launch of its 45nm quad-core CPUs because AMD is in such a mess. :( Damn, I hope they heard wrong... Still, if you have the $$, the QX...
by murtoz
Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Build - A few questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7887

Your power calculations are correct - that AC adapter outputs 60W max. Seems a bit strange to put this in a kit with a 90W pciopsu. However, you could go for the 12V 6.6A version which should roughly give you 80W. You can find it here . I'm not sure about the power needs of your individual component...
by murtoz
Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can some one help me real quick?
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slottermeyer? Ja! Beierhund, das oder, die Flipperwald Gesput! I'll be really impressed if an automated translator (or a human for that matter) can translate that one. It might be pretty dangerous too... ;-) For those that don't get the reference, it's on youtube . Ab...
by murtoz
Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: soldering cables onto pico psu - looking for pinout...
Replies: 3
Views: 2097

Thanks all for your replies. In the end, I managed to create a custom power cable to plug in to the molex connector (instead of using 2 or 3 splitters for CPU power, CF card and 3 HDD's) and was able to get this out of the way of the airflow in my chassis. Given my soldering experience (hardly any!)...
by murtoz
Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help - new build won't shut off
Replies: 14
Views: 2982

The fact that you system shuts down on boot up suggests a hardware failure. Not necessarily... I've seen several boards in the past where this was normal behaviour, after the power cord was plugged in. I believe the reason was they systems needed to check whether to boot after AC power loss, but co...