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by Hypernova
Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended socket 478 motherboard
Replies: 6
Views: 2312

You mentioned bulging caps so I would guess that that's the origin of the problems. You can try finding new caps with the same specs and replace them yourself. Might be a much cheaper option.
by Hypernova
Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exhaust fan needed for restrictive case
Replies: 16
Views: 3305

it's between the Scythe Ultra Kaze(1000rpm version), or the NMB-MAT(Panaflo) 1700rpm L1BX version. i would vote Ultra Kaze. from the same company that gave us Slipstream and S-Flex, I expect very good things, like you say bearing noise is unavoidable with L1BX as it is ball-bearing. Luck plays a bi...
by Hypernova
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Aerocool 400mm side fan :shock:
Replies: 25
Views: 8245

Sounds like the blades are hitting the housing IMO. Signs of poor construction.
by Hypernova
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NZXT Sentry LX
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

For auto the mcubed t-balancer seems to be a frequent mention although it is not a bay device. Personally I have the Scythe Kaze Master and Zalman MFC-2. Scythe Kaze Master: Pretty good value with clear screen. Zalman MFC-2: As mentioned before the screen is disappointing but the pro out weigh the c...
by Hypernova
Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NZXT Sentry LX
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

4W per channel=bad

Not true auto adjust (uses hard coded profile)=bad

Has same view angle problem as Zalman MFC-2=bad

Eats 2 bays and only gives 5 fan control = WTF were they thinking.

All in all poor value for money and simply badly designed.
by Hypernova
Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Aerocool 400mm side fan :shock:
Replies: 25
Views: 8245

It would also serve as a giant hole where all internal noise would leak out.
by Hypernova
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: dfferent's DIY Case
Replies: 9
Views: 3186

Not an expert by any stretch by my 0.02: 1) While having soft silicone is good for vibrations how strong are they when the combined twist and shearing force comes in once add-on cards and cables are attached? Might get pulled straight off. 2) Bitumen layer may be too thin to do anything. + with the ...
by Hypernova
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: How do you silence 8TB?
Replies: 28
Views: 23210

That, is a lot of porn. I managed to find a direct reseller of WD drives here in Vancouver. I bought two of the 1TB drives a few months ago for $250, and then the other eight (2x500gb, 6x1TB) for a total of $800 just a month ago. It sounds like a lot of money, but when you're looking at what you're ...
by Hypernova
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fans with Magnetic Bearings (Enermax Marathon and the like)
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

I like S-flexes that has magnetics too. They're really quiet and I believe Noctua has some sort of magnetic too. They're quiet no bearing sound and fain motor sound. Noctua's weakest link is blade design. I'd say magnetic bearings are atleast worth of trying $9 S-Flex use fluid dynamic bearing. Noc...
by Hypernova
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon
Replies: 2
Views: 2470

I wonder about the pressure of these things. The coverage of the blade suggest decent pressure. The design looks interesting as they have vortex notches like the noctuas.
by Hypernova
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: As of right now, what is the best sound [dampening] product?
Replies: 37
Views: 26861

From what I have read so far what cases like P18X's need are really just the foams to absorb and down tone the sound. The panels themselves are thick enough not to vibrate. The best specialised foam (thin, dense, but still foam) for cases would then be Acustipacks. Akasa's from what I read so far ap...
by Hypernova
Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Tempted by the dark side...
Replies: 7
Views: 1923

Re: Speak of the devil

I was just looking at one of his spawn . Thanks for the reality check, out of the cart it goes. They are still great fun to just hold in your hands (either off or while wearing thick gloves). It's a real shame that the 234CFM TFB1212UHE are no longer for sale any where. Imagine owning the most powe...
by Hypernova
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fan for lower front hdd bay in the P182
Replies: 9
Views: 2760

Personally I just moved the fan mount to the HDD side and used 90' cables. I'd hate to see how many zip ties you needed to tie that much cable back. :lol: Which cables? The PSU? I got the modular RS-850-ESBA so no prob there. If you are wondering about the SATA and power cables the 90 degree cables...
by Hypernova
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Tempted by the dark side...
Replies: 7
Views: 1923

I actually bought this little beast just for fun. It blows so much air that it floats a bit when laid on a table.

Deltas aren't meant to be undervolted and will be loud no matter what.
by Hypernova
Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fan for lower front hdd bay in the P182
Replies: 9
Views: 2760

I think you might not have needed to go through all that if you did what Exel and I did which is taping up the PSU chamber holes. My VC was 35C before I added the fan which many here would say is more then good enough. The fan I added was more for helping the PSU.
by Hypernova
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fan for lower front hdd bay in the P182
Replies: 9
Views: 2760

Personally I just moved the fan mount to the HDD side and used 90' cables. I use a Scyth PWM at about 600RPM. Keeps my about 6C above ambient.
by Hypernova
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Diamond Radeon HD4850
Replies: 46
Views: 23929

Nobody really knows what's going on. There's a theory that the 38xx and 48xx series were developed by two different teams at the same time, instead of the 48xx being a progression over the 38xx. Time will tell if it's possible to lower idle power consumption. Modded BIOS files to downclock the card...
by Hypernova
Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 + Long PSU = Lower chamber fan trouble?
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

The lower-middle fan position is useless piece of crap and you can promptly remove it :) Problem solved. PS: going 4870 Crossfire later down the road might make financial sense, as an upgrade from a single 4870. but today, if you KNOW you want that performance now, would it be smarter to wait for t...
by Hypernova
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-C12P: A Top-Down Cooler Rises to the Top
Replies: 55
Views: 30243

Scythe offers five models of the Slipstream, 500RPM to 1900RPM nominal. S-Flex now has 4 models, 800 to 1900. Noctua offers a munificent one model, throwing in a coupla resistors to provide 3 total nominal RPMs at 12V. Noctua could do worse... but they could do better, too. The decision to offer on...
by Hypernova
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 63185

I don't know about the SSD's. Intel entering may bring the price down but I don't see performance/$ arriving to acceptable levels for at least another two years. They need to get the erase block size down to the single bit level otherwise they will always get slaughtered when it comes to small file ...
by Hypernova
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 63185

Re: Noise Insulation

I got one since last week and I really liked it. Index search of vista now works really well where results are pulled almost immediately. Having the VR in the lower chamber of P182 I can hear the seeks but to me they are not intrusive and I can't hear the idles over the fans. Have you noise insulat...
by Hypernova
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 63185

I got one since last week and I really liked it. Index search of vista now works really well where results are pulled almost immediately. Having the VR in the lower chamber of P182 I can hear the seeks but to me they are not intrusive and I can't hear the idles over the fans.
by Hypernova
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A new idea on fan stacking
Replies: 16
Views: 5577

Alright, The fan are in and the results are not exactly great. -First on the NMB-MAT's I bought 3 and the 3rd one beyond 1000RPM noticeably clicks more then the other two. A good balance for airflow and noise for me was at about 800~900RPM. If any of the 3 fan's rpm deviate by more then 100 there is...
by Hypernova
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman MFC2 ... does it work correctly with Noctua fans????
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Plus I consider the ability to set speed with rpm a very nice feature. If only it worked. :lol: Here's the rundown: MFC2 takes the adjustment RPM from a reference fan Zalman used to configure the voltages per RPM - not your fan. Hence if your fan differs from this fan, the RPM you set and the RPM y...
by Hypernova
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 91981

of the 183: :x :roll: :(

Making the 5.25 cover see through like that is retarded IMO. Making the fan covers with out filters also ruin the looks and kill dust control.

And WTF is with the UGLY holes on the front cover?!
by Hypernova
Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman MFC2 ... does it work correctly with Noctua fans????
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Negative!!! MFC1 >>> MCF2... in every aspect (apart from the bling factor) AFAIK the MFC2 has got serious problems when lowering the fans speed... I mean, most of times it's not possible to go under 1000rpm....... :roll: :roll: :roll: It doesn't take the fans lower then others, I'll give you that. ...
by Hypernova
Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A new idea on fan stacking
Replies: 16
Views: 5577

Al right, finally settled on the NMB-MAT (PanaFLO) FBA12G12L. I know some people say they have dropped in quality but the posts were all 2+ years ago. I'll be the guinea pig for everyone and see if they changed. Also got a kaze master to dial down the fans as I doubt I'll run then anywhere near 12V....
by Hypernova
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A new idea on fan stacking
Replies: 16
Views: 5577

Airflow straightener.....rather than order something at great shipping expense, why not a DIY solution? In my local hardware stores, I can find a panel in the lighting section that is meant to be placed under a floressant (sp.) lightening fixture. They are about 3/8" thick, plastic, with a squarish...
by Hypernova
Sat May 31, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A new idea on fan stacking
Replies: 16
Views: 5577

From some posts here it seems that the Aerocool Turbine might have some decent pressure too (0.889 mmH2O), Anyone care to comment on that? Current choices are now: -S-FLEX 1200 -GW NCB -Aerocool Turbine Since I'm living in New Zealand any order for more special parts has to come from overseas so I'm...
by Hypernova
Sat May 31, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to wire fans in series vs. parallel?
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

Re: How to wire fans in series vs. parallel?

Hi all, Forgive me, it's been a long time since the circuits lectures in physics. I'm having a little trouble figuring out how I would wire fans in series vs. parallel on a 3-head molex connector. Is this right: PARALLEL = PSU----MOLEX1 (FAN1,FAN2) ---- MOLEX2 ---- MOLEX3 SERIES = PSU----MOLEX1 (FA...