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by samuelmorris
Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Big Fan Arrival! **Now with some pics**
Replies: 10
Views: 4288

I was seriously considering purchasing one of those as a desk fan. I've seen one in person and they're vast, even dwarfing the 200mm fan in my Antec case. The 105CFM seemed a little disappointing considering the size and rpm, but my instincts tell me that a 250mm 820rpm fan versus 200mm 800rpm is go...
by samuelmorris
Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus: better for NVidia cards?
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

There's nothing in it, people have bad luck with certain graphics cards every now and then, and it's foolish just to assume that whatever went wrong must be a bad product. Admittedly, there are occasions when the same product goes wrong multiple times, in which case, bad luck or otherwise, it seems ...
by samuelmorris
Fri May 25, 2007 4:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Four cases with a 360mm fan - count 'em, four!
Replies: 15
Views: 15619

36cm fans are an interesting idea, but am I the only one that thinks those cases are hideous?
by samuelmorris
Tue May 22, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dell fan swap
Replies: 8
Views: 3302

I can't think of any PC that would need a 130CFM fan. I also highly doubt it ever reaches the full speed at 50dB or you'd know about it. That's the sort of PC you have to raise your voice to speak over. If it's attached to the heatsink I don't know, but if it's in a duct, or just as a regular case f...
by samuelmorris
Tue May 22, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Undervolting yate loon 120mm's with inline resistors
Replies: 13
Views: 4152

If one were to use 2 half-watt resistors in-line, would they have a total dissipation capacity of 1 watt? And does one simply add the resistance values of the 2 resistors to get the total resistance, or is there a special formula for that sort of thing? (e.g. would putting two 10-ohm .5-watt resist...
by samuelmorris
Tue May 22, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Video card mod - with a question
Replies: 11
Views: 3153

Sleeve bearing facing vertically is never going to be a great idea, but I don't think it'll be the only problem. The issue you have with graphics coolers is severe vibrations. I had an X1900XT with the stock cooler for a while, one of the loudest graphics cards ever made. I tried running the fan out...
by samuelmorris
Tue May 22, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Choosing a 120mm fan: Zalman vs. Sharkoon vs. ???
Replies: 13
Views: 5411

1050rpm and it's quieter than a Tricool on low, that's not bad. I've had three of those running together on Low and they're not overly obtrusive. Granted medium is a bit loud and high is hilarious, but at higher speeds that's what you'll get. 220CFM is an unnecessary level of airflow for any case, a...
by samuelmorris
Tue May 22, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A fundamental fan noise problem explained??
Replies: 6
Views: 2191

hehe, Silenx and their 11dB. At what, 10 metres? Before I was even into quiet computing, a friend of mine bought a Silenx fan to replace a stock one and I remember him commenting it was louder than the fan it was supposed to replace! Me and him have played with a few silent models in the past and ha...
by samuelmorris
Tue May 22, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU / GFX Current Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

Overkill or not, going for a reasonably high rated PSU makes sense, they have good 120mm fans that are designed to shift a lot of heat. The new high efficiency PSUs are typically rated for high wattages, but will be better overall since they produce less of their own heat. As long as the airflow rou...
by samuelmorris
Mon May 21, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: QUIETEST gpu cooler?
Replies: 17
Views: 6999

I agree with the first post. Best option is to have no fan at all, e.g. an HR-03. I run mine on an X1900XT without a fan, and my case ventilation is two nexus 120mms out, and a 120mm NZXT and 80mm Noctua fan in. Temps are still lower than the stock cooler. Heat-wise, there isn't that much above the ...
by samuelmorris
Wed May 16, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EXECUTION OF NINJA MURDERER (REV. B) [thread probation]
Replies: 65
Views: 26611

Although it can't be discounted, I'd say your issue was very unlikely to be a fault with the Ninja. I don't own any Scythe products, but that's not to say I wouldn't happily buy one. it's already been mentioned you can't really run a Ninja outside a case because there's no airflow, and you destroyin...
by samuelmorris
Tue May 15, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI's answer to NVidia 8800: R600
Replies: 87
Views: 41826

The HD2900XT can definitely be counted out as a future purchase, too much heat to run fanless like I run my X1900XT (HR-03) and too low performance. I may consider an 8800GTX, but it'd be a while after, seeing as nVidia now have no reason to drop the price, what with not having any competition. What...
by samuelmorris
Mon May 14, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is it possible to have a quiet raptor?
Replies: 14
Views: 4660

I have a 36GB Raptor and 250GB 7200.9 Barracuda (neither of which are quiet drives) in Nexus Drive-A-Way enclosures. The seek noise of both is very reasonable, and the 120Hz of the Barracuda is just about audible (I'd guess somewhere in the 21-22dB range). The 166Hz of the raptor is slightly louder ...
by samuelmorris
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI's answer to NVidia 8800: R600
Replies: 87
Views: 41826

2560x1600 benches plz! LOL, that's what I'll be buying the card for. However, I'm hoping that the 240W power consumption isn't going to be true, because near double the power (and therefore heat, and way more than double the noise) for the sake of a handful of extra frames sees my buy an nVidia card...
by samuelmorris
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: interesting article re real world power draw of systems....
Replies: 17
Views: 6292

The Nexus PSUs do look very good on paper, hopefully SPCR will review one. Is there not a single other website that gives trustworthy noise ratings? I currently use a Toughpower 750W Modular, and I'm sure it used to be quiet, but at idle (and even more noticeably, for a few minutes after the pc is o...
by samuelmorris
Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua S12-1200 Whine :S
Replies: 7
Views: 4214

My 1200rpm Noctua does this (and yes, it's about 550Hz as well) on and off, but always occurs if i adjust the fan speed on my controller. It's volume appears to peak at somewhere around 9V. My 800rpm Noctua is utterly silent and doesn't make this noise. i've arranged a return with Noctua, so I'll se...
by samuelmorris
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HR-03 Fan
Replies: 8
Views: 3185

I'm all ears on using a 120mm nexus, since I have one spare, along with presently, an 800rpm Noctua. However, if cooling results are equally good with a 92mm Nexus, I'll buy one of those, and use the Noctua to cool my hard disks. If the Nexus is sufficient cooling, and it won't get damaged by the ex...
by samuelmorris
Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HR-03 Fan
Replies: 8
Views: 3185

Thermalright HR-03 Fan

I currently have the unpleasant-sounding stock cooler on my Radeon X1900XT, and a lot of the other components in my PC are very quiet, so I'm going to go for a Thermalright HR-03 heatsink, but I'm unsure of what additional fan to use (I don't fancy gaving my graphics card running at 90+ Celsius ofte...