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by elpibe10
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 255W power supply in the 80 Plus "Gold" category
Replies: 71
Views: 44724

How do you know that, without opening the PSU? It's pretty obvious that a fanless PSU can feel cooler since there's no fan that blows the hot air out of the case. It's just like putting the hand against the exhaust fan on a computer case, you feel hot air coming out. If you stop the fan then you do...
by elpibe10
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 255W power supply in the 80 Plus "Gold" category
Replies: 71
Views: 44724

I wasn't talking about fanless PSU's, but since you're asking I might as well give you an answer. The pros and cons of using a fanless PSU have been discussed many times here at SPCR. I see no advantage of using a fanless if the fanless model cost more than the one with a fan, and I can't hear the ...
by elpibe10
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 255W power supply in the 80 Plus "Gold" category
Replies: 71
Views: 44724

High efficiency doesn't equal silence. There are lots of PSU's that delivers both high efficiency and noise. And then there are PSU's like the Nexus Value 430 , which is not one of the most efficient models, but still the most quiet PSU with a fan tested at SPCR. Just curious ... why bother with th...
by elpibe10
Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcousticPak vs. Nexus Damptek
Replies: 11
Views: 3478

Re: AcousticPak vs. Nexus Damptek

nsx241 wrote:I was looking at getting some sound-dampening foam from AcousticPC, and can't decide between the two options.

Looking for some opinion/advice.
I have both and the AcoustiPack is a tad better as it is denser (and heavier).
by elpibe10
Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: mATX i7 watercooled Lian Li PC-A05
Replies: 12
Views: 11741

@elpibe10: Do you know/think it's possible to cool a GTX285 (eVGA SC) with one 120mm Feser using two fans in push/pull(ie Noctua or Scythe low RPM)? Yes you can but the load temp won't be nice. I'd recommend a 2x120mm radiator for the job. The problem isn't just with the airflow, another important ...
by elpibe10
Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: mATX i7 watercooled Lian Li PC-A05
Replies: 12
Views: 11741

Thank you for the quick reply! Regarding the radiators... are their any low airflow radiators that are thinner? I would have already posted this on XS, but for some reason their website is not loading for me today... I will keep trying though! How does this look for a layout? I changed the Power su...
by elpibe10
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: mATX i7 watercooled Lian Li PC-A05
Replies: 12
Views: 11741

1) Do my component choices look good and compatible? Yes but the radiators for your 2 loops may not fit inside the Lian Li PC-A03 2) What size and brand radiator would I need to cool the i7? At least a 240. Feser would be an ideal low airflow, low noise choice 3) What size and brand radiator would ...
by elpibe10
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: thermalright hr-03 GT on GTX260?
Replies: 1
Views: 1558

I have both the HR-03 GT and GTX and I can confirm that the GT won't fit due to the larger size of the GTX gpu as well as the greater distance between the 4 mounting holes. IMO, the stock cooler works well enough (if you don't mind seeing 70+ deg C on load) as it practically doesn't pass on any heat...
by elpibe10
Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: seasonic m12d 750w buzzing
Replies: 10
Views: 4545

I mentioned inverters because it took me quite some time to figure that out when my Antec Signature psu buzzed .... along with my PCPC Silencer 750W and most of my Seasonics (except the Corsair HX520 and HX620 which is kind of a surprise as they are made by Seasonic). Found out that the culprit was ...
by elpibe10
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: seasonic m12d 750w buzzing
Replies: 10
Views: 4545

Are you sure the buzzing is from the PSU ?

Also, are you using any inverter in your house (eg. Inverter aircon, refrigerator, etc.) ? A modified square wave inverter (instead of true sine wave ones) will cause buzzing on practically every brand of PSU.
by elpibe10
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac 9300 mini-ITX
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

And if you're going to install 3rd party hsf that doesn't use push-pin (eg. Thermalright, Noctua, etc), you can forget about the Intel G45 mini ITX boards. They have a chip on the bottom of the board near one of the mounting holes that makes it impossible to install most heatsinks with a mounting br...
by elpibe10
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair not planning to bring HX450 to US/NA!
Replies: 7
Views: 3292

Seasonic M12II 430W would be an 'almost identical' alternative.
by elpibe10
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX260 owners please respond, need some information
Replies: 25
Views: 6689

1. What card do you have, 55nm or 65nm 55nm 2. Make and model EVGA GTX260 SSC 3. Your idle fan speed 1200rpm 4. Your idle temperatures 42 deg C 5. Have you done anything to quiet it down, like lowered down speeds or installed after market heatsink Installed Thermalright HR-03 GTX with Antec TriCool ...
by elpibe10
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Has anyone tested Scythe's 120mm KAMA FLEX fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 4596

They're not the exactly same. The bearing is the same but the frame is improved. It is double-ribbed just like the S-Flex.

I'm using a couple of the 1000rpm Kama Flex on my Feser radiator and they are excellent fans.
by elpibe10
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New products - PicoPSU-150-XT, PicoUPS-100
Replies: 31
Views: 30946

Interesting but is a matching (i.e. 150W) AC-DC adapter available ? Otherwise wouldn't it defeat the purpose of having a 150W PicoPSU ?
by elpibe10
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Scythe Fenris case reviewed
Replies: 10
Views: 2878

I agree that in recent times their heatsinks have been underachieving a bit, but indeed, the mugen 2 seems to be a top notch product. It`s not fair to compare the ninja to the hr 01 in my opinion. The ninja can cool effectively with less airflow than either the thermalright or noctua. The extra fin...
by elpibe10
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 85751

May not be the fan. Most probably the noise you're hearing is some electrical noise. I recently bought a Pro82+ 385W in the hope to make one of my silent rigs quieter but it buzzes louder than all of my Seasonics ... even with the power switch on the PSU set to off (with the mains left on of course...
by elpibe10
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Scythe Fenris case reviewed
Replies: 10
Views: 2878

Thermalright HR-01 Plus pwns the Ninja. 3-4c difference between the 2 isnt exactly pwnage. Its an improvement, but both Heatsinks are able to cool a quad core passively, what more do you need? The Ninja isnt class-leading, but its still a very impressive performer and a good choice for any SPCR'er....
by elpibe10
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Scythe Fenris case reviewed
Replies: 10
Views: 2878

Even their previously coveted heat sinks are now just mediocre performers. Why do you say that? Arguably, the Ninja looked a lot better than most other heatsinks. They definitely helped heatsinks become a bling item. Do you mean people don't like the look anymore? It's not the looks. I'm referring ...
by elpibe10
Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 85751

May not be the fan. Most probably the noise you're hearing is some electrical noise. I recently bought a Pro82+ 385W in the hope to make one of my silent rigs quieter but it buzzes louder than all of my Seasonics ... even with the power switch on the PSU set to off (with the mains left on of course...
by elpibe10
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Scythe Fenris case reviewed
Replies: 10
Views: 2878

I wonder what's the fuss about this case ...

The exterior looks like some cheapo case that's available everywhere.

Internally, it looks really ordinary.

Scythe is quickly becoming a jack of all trade and a master of none. Even their previously coveted heat sinks are now just mediocre performers.
by elpibe10
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 85751

May not be the fan. Most probably the noise you're hearing is some electrical noise. I recently bought a Pro82+ 385W in the hope to make one of my silent rigs quieter but it buzzes louder than all of my Seasonics ... even with the power switch on the PSU set to off (with the mains left on of course).
by elpibe10
Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 244694

I've just installed a Thermalright HR-03 Rev A (fanless) on my Asus 4670.

Idles at 42 deg C. Ambient around 24 deg C.
by elpibe10
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU noise problem :( updated 01/22
Replies: 25
Views: 6687

You're lucky with your Modu82+. I didn't have any luck with the Pro82+ 385W that arrived last week. It buzzes like crazy and it is too costly for me to return it to Amazon (I'm in Singapore btw). Looks like I'll just have to dispose it away :( Hey elpible10, maybe the only thing you can do is hit u...
by elpibe10
Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU noise problem :( updated 01/22
Replies: 25
Views: 6687

You're lucky with your Modu82+. I didn't have any luck with the Pro82+ 385W that arrived last week. It buzzes like crazy and it is too costly for me to return it to Amazon (I'm in Singapore btw).

Looks like I'll just have to dispose it away :(
by elpibe10
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent GeForce GTX 260
Replies: 9
Views: 9537

"Even though the 55nm core on this card is able to put down some amazing idle temperatures, the cut-down heatsink contributes to slightly higher load temperatures. However, the acoustical footprint of the EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked 55nm card is noticeably quieter than its 65nm forbearer." So...
by elpibe10
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DG45FC: Loaded LGA775 Mini-ITX Board
Replies: 40
Views: 35165

Hi, I have this mobo and CPU-Z reports the processor (an E7300) at 2.66GHz (& voltage at 1.2xV) all the time even when idling. On my other Asus mobos (P5Q-EM, P5K-Deluxe, P6T-Deluxe, etc.), the speed of the CPU will decrease to 6X multiplier when system is idling. So is there anyway I can confirm if...
by elpibe10
Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 76379

NeilBlanchard wrote:Hi,

Are these for sale at a retail online seller?
http://www.aerocooler.com/

http://www.performance-pcs.com
by elpibe10
Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WiNDy Cube Energy MC3 mini ITX rig
Replies: 14
Views: 20427

bonestonne wrote:just a curious question, why not use the onboard NIC?
It's only 10/100Mbps whereas my entire network is running on Gigabit.
by elpibe10
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WiNDy Cube Energy MC3 mini ITX rig
Replies: 14
Views: 20427

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