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by Hypernova
Fri May 01, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 and a "sandwich"
Replies: 30
Views: 17746

P182 and a "sandwich"

Many have said that you can't have both power and silence. Well, after spending considerable time lurking in SPCR I decided to build something that would challenge that view. Goal: -Maximum silence during idle while maintaining safe temperature -Maximum performance without excessive noise. -As littl...
by Hypernova
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 or P182?
Replies: 46
Views: 22285

I did, the drives got to hot to touch, also for some reason I cant monitor SMART features for temps so I don't want to mess with doing the drives down there again till I get my 120x20mm fan I just ordered. Mine stays within 28~35 depending on season, and that's with fan filters. Else I would have d...
by Hypernova
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 or P182?
Replies: 46
Views: 22285

I currently own a P182, I love it, though I have a love/hate relationship with the door, I love it that it hides the HDD light, I hate it when I have to use my DVD drives for any reason, but thats just an annoyance, what I really hate is I have a GTX280 and an nvidia 790i mobo, I have to have my ra...
by Hypernova
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: funny quiet case review
Replies: 15
Views: 5218

The article is pathetic, 31dB noise floor renders the whole experiment pointless.
by Hypernova
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: DIAMOND-based heat transfer compound
Replies: 48
Views: 36743

...the penultimate material for thermal conductivity has been turned into thermal paste... So, it's the next to best material for thermal conductivity? What's the best? :? Toothpaste! http://www.dansdata.com/goop.htm Cheese is no slotch either: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTYyNyw...
by Hypernova
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 or P182?
Replies: 46
Views: 22285

PartEleven wrote:I think this forum is part of the minority that likes the look of the P180/P182. I've seen more people complaining on other forums that it looks too plain.
There is a very fine line between plain and clean. IMO P182 falls into the clean category.
by Hypernova
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 Reviewed
Replies: 41
Views: 14154

Get rid of those ugly holes and I'll throw my wallet at them. Otherwise? No, just, no.
by Hypernova
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcousticPak vs. Nexus Damptek
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

door isn;t a wall, sound coems right out that door. Sound will come out of any port, unless you put a foam block stuffing it, sound is coming out that way The hard surface still helps in reflecting some of that sound wave. with the addition of foam it also absorb some in the process. The only angle...
by Hypernova
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcousticPak vs. Nexus Damptek
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

Bruce Banner wrote:Did you put them over the door?
I don't see how it can reduce noise when the air is a straight shot out for the noise to come out as well.
Well, how would it be a straight shot if there is, well, a door in the way?
by Hypernova
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcousticPak vs. Nexus Damptek
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

Can't say about Dempak since I never used it but the 3 layer Acustipack works very well. Especially on doors of P182. It easily shaves perceived noise by half from the front fan. Its thickness means it can compete with thicker pure foam competitors while fits into places where thicker foams can't go...
by Hypernova
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Tape + Noctua P12 fan = Silence?
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Strange that works, considering that the notches are supposed to suppress the air vortex noises.
by Hypernova
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair chassis
Replies: 15
Views: 6440

Apparently there is a fan at the front: http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=17431 But I can't see it. I think it looks great but it is a beast. There is cool air blowing into the Hd chamber from the bottom and then routed out through under the MB tray plate. The whole idea is a cooled chambe...
by Hypernova
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Bearings make a difference?
Replies: 1
Views: 946

There's an article right on this site:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article690-page1.html
by Hypernova
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 - definitely not silent - updated
Replies: 10
Views: 3822

DLovett wrote:Agreed, the TriCool is just about one of the worst fans on the market. Lousy, too expensive and moves basicly no air compared to the noise it produces!
With some wiring up they serve well as a 3 speed desk fan in the summer :P
by Hypernova
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Scythe Fenris case reviewed
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

What a joke of a case.

"the panelling is very easy to deform or dent – almost worryingly so. "
"Scythe firmly pitches the Fenris Wolf as an ultra low noise case"
Riiight...
by Hypernova
Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How do you guys CLEAN a case when done cutting?
Replies: 11
Views: 2948

paint brush, than blow with my mouth. It's been a month and my comp hasn't fried itself yet so I guess that worked well enough.
by Hypernova
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which Dremel attachments for case modding?
Replies: 11
Views: 3920

Diamond on steel cutting wheel, when I bought my kit it came with the fibreglass variety but I can get abusive so I use the fibreglass ones on plastic only.
by Hypernova
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Positive or Negative pressure?
Replies: 25
Views: 13428

I like the idea of positive pressure in theory, but I've never been able to make it work very well in practice... whatever the fan setup, temps always seem to be higher than in an equivalent negative pressure system. You also need a case design which enables you to remove, clean and replace the fil...
by Hypernova
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Has anyone here installed an acoustipack ultimate in a p180?
Replies: 1
Views: 1142

You mean the new 3 layers one right? I used quite a bit. I have the triples at the top extending all the way to the front which dampen the DVD drives nicely. Triple at the bottom and back. The 5.25 frames also got wrapped in triples. I also covered the top fan cover in triples so it acts as a muffle...
by Hypernova
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P1000 (prototype)
Replies: 30
Views: 7994

I knew men were capable of monstrosities, but this tops them all.
by Hypernova
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [DIY] Antec P180 Bottom front chamber 25mm wide FAN mod.
Replies: 24
Views: 35613

HX1000's fit fine with out removing the bottom fan.

Ok technically you do have to move it to the HDD side. After that just use 90 degree cables and you are all set.

Another thing to do is actually seal off the little gaps from PSU to HDD. This allows the fan to work more efficiently.
by Hypernova
Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: And another: Antec P180 intake filter, increased airflow
Replies: 1
Views: 1126

The restriction would still be too big IMO. My own solution was this. Works great to keep low noise at idle and have the power when called upon.
by Hypernova
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman CNPS9900 LED: The End of the Nines [postcript added]
Replies: 19
Views: 8997

Looks like it's time for the old design to be taken out the back and shot.

Maybe it would have done better if they:

a) Licensed better bearings like CM did with S-FDB.
b) made it two heatpipes on both ends.

As it is it fail on sound, heat and looks.
by Hypernova
Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 owners - need your insight
Replies: 5
Views: 2079

> 9800GTX+
My 4870X2 fits, so yes.

> Thermalright HR-01 Plus
My TRUE fits, so yes.

> Corsair HX520
My HX1000 fits, so yes.
by Hypernova
Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus and their cases make me cry
Replies: 22
Views: 11139

I guess you have consumer level speakers as well with MEGA AC humming, right? My monitor's have like zero AC hum and since I got them I started hating the sound :lol: Plain Logitech Z-4 and I usually use a head phone. In the dead of the night the most annoying sound source is actually my SS 245B th...
by Hypernova
Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus and their cases make me cry
Replies: 22
Views: 11139

Just my 0.02 on the foam: Foam of the thickness can only remove high frequency. To deal with low completely you are looking at concrete walls. Plus high frequency is more annoying to listen to. They can only do so much given the space constraints as a better-than-nothing. I know what you're into, b...
by Hypernova
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus and their cases make me cry
Replies: 22
Views: 11139

Just my 0.02 on the foam:

Foam of the thickness can only remove high frequency. To deal with low completely you are looking at concrete walls. Plus high frequency is more annoying to listen to. They can only do so much given the space constraints as a better-than-nothing.
by Hypernova
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ventilation OR Damping
Replies: 7
Views: 1687

Can't work like that IMO, minimal fans on low still gives little air if you got hot components.

And what is Extreme Ventilation? open bench?
by Hypernova
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NZXT Whisper Case Review
Replies: 3
Views: 2104

The restrictive upper chamber means this cant really be used for gaming set ups. The large number of 3.5' at the bottom, if coupled with some 3*5's on the upper chamber might make this a good case for file servers though. With bay converters a total of 19 HDD can fit in that thing.
by Hypernova
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 2: Tweaking a Classic
Replies: 36
Views: 17200

Tzupy wrote:my mother lost the Ninja2 while carrying the bag to the car.
Please do elaborate :shock: