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by frenchie
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooler for half height graphics card
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

Hi, I have a half size 8600GT as well. I fitted it with a Zalman VNF100 fanless cooler. My case has decent airflow but no fan blowing directly on the cooler or anything like that. My idle temps are 50-55°C depending on room temperature (25°C approx an average) and the worse I ever got on a hot day...
by frenchie
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe quiet drive questions (5.25 version)
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Well I guess my conversions are not very good... nothing like a good old ruler !! :)

Thank you for your posts, they're a big help !
by frenchie
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe quiet drive questions (5.25 version)
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Thanks for that quick reply :D !!!

This is bigger than I thought... :shock:... :?

How hard is it to squeeze this thing in a 5.25'' bay (~135mm) ? Scythe's website says the enclosure is 145mm wide... Seems that you have to squeeze a whole centimetre out of the rubber mounts :shock: !!!
by frenchie
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe quiet drive questions (5.25 version)
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Scythe quiet drive questions (5.25 version)

Hi, I'm thinking of getting a 5.25 inch scythe quiet drive enclosure for my HDD. Before I do, I have 2 questions : - Can you remove the rubber mounts on the side of the enclosure ? - if yes, how wide would that make the enclosure (in other words, how thick are the rubber mounts) ? Thank you for your...
by frenchie
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja 2 vs Mini Ninja vs HR-01 Plus
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

Thank you for your replies. I finally went with the Mini. I chose it because I'm not quite sure exactly in which direction the airflow will be flowing : rear exhaust or PSU exhaust. It will depend on how loaded my computer is since the exhaust fan spins susually VERY slowly (PSU fan doing the exhaus...
by frenchie
Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cutting honeybee patterns behind my case?
Replies: 11
Views: 2880

I've never done only parts... :twisted:
I would suggest cutting out more on the edges than in the middle
by frenchie
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cutting honeybee patterns behind my case?
Replies: 11
Views: 2880

Cut them out !!!!!!!! and if you feel sorry after you've done it, take the fan, make it blow towards you to feel the airflow. Then put the grill in front of if and you'll feel the difference immediatly !!!!!!! You'll really be surprised at the difference and you won't be sorry anymore !!! good luck !!
by frenchie
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja 2 vs Mini Ninja vs HR-01 Plus
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

Ninja 2 vs Mini Ninja vs HR-01 Plus

Hi, I'm having trouble choosing between those 3 coolers.... I have an E7200 intel CPU and I would like to try going fanless. I have an exhaust 120mm mobo controled fan (would be approximatly 4 or 5 cm away from future cooler) and the PSU 120mm fan even closer (a couple of cm maybe). There is also a ...
by frenchie
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heat/Noise reduction in new build
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

I know this is probably a stupid answer but if you're happy with the performance of your computer right now, why don't you get an air conditionner ? I have no idea what the prices are but I'm guessing you can get one for 700$...
Once again I'm sure this is not what you want to hear... sorry... :?
by frenchie
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: mini p180 + HDD box + undervolted fans
Replies: 37
Views: 33159

bien joué !!!

very nice build !!! you obviously put a lot of work in this !!!

I just have the same comment as Thomas to improve airflow and maybe loose a couple of degrees... nothing major.

Once again, great build !!!!!
by frenchie
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Control Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2138

summary from what I understand : on your motherboard provided the hardware supports fan control : - 3 wire fan on a 3 pin connector : control works - 3 wire fan on a 4 pin conenctor : control doesn't work (fan at full speed) UNLESS you can manually change the type of conenctor (from 4 to 3 pin) on t...
by frenchie
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: My Home Theater/gaming project, newb questions...
Replies: 23
Views: 6090

oups....
guess I should read specs in details before speaking :)
thanks for the details (going to build a media PC for my parents eventually so I'm interested ;)
by frenchie
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: My Home Theater/gaming project, newb questions...
Replies: 23
Views: 6090

no point IMO.... And I'm also a big fan of the noctua fans so go for them. You'll never hear them (undervolted of course) !!!!!!! Unless you overclock something, you can just go with the parts right out of the box and you'll be just fine. Maybe include some thermal compound somewhere in your budget ...
by frenchie
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Control Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2138

:D I would say that any normal 3 wire fan will work (no reason why they shouldn't and since most fans are 3 wire fans.....). But I've never used a manual fan controler myself... random example from Zalman (according to the specs, it works with 3 connectors) : http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/Prod...
by frenchie
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus PWM 92mm squealing
Replies: 3
Views: 3747

Hi, Just for clarification, what is the 46.9Hz frequency used for ? dhanson865 : you could but you first have to change the type of fan control in your motherboard (from 4 to 3 pin) if you can. If not, your fan will just run at full speed and you won't be able to control it with software. (from my o...
by frenchie
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Control Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2138

Hi,
from my experience you can control any 3/4 pins fans connected to your motherboard provided your motherboard lets you (so it does depend on your specs :wink: ).

I suggest you read this post for more info : viewtopic.php?t=46812
by frenchie
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus PWM 120mm fan details released, more yet to come...
Replies: 22
Views: 17008

It doesn't come with a molex connector but I think I have one somewhere... I'm quite sure I won't hear the whine over the rest of the wind noise as long as it's mounted on the heatsink. When I get the other fan (should be by the end of the week), I'll take the Nexus off the heatsink and test it in f...
by frenchie
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help "reassembling" my Solo build in Bay Area, CA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

You could do that but you'd need to leave one of the 5.25 bays open to get some air to the CPU heatsink (not a problem if looks are not a big deal otherwise...)
by frenchie
Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Antec Solo, E8400, Ninja mini passive cooled
Replies: 5
Views: 5072

Hi, I'm really thinking of getting a mini ninja too now !!! My only worry is that the stock top down cooler of the CPU helps cool the northbridge on the asus (I have the P5N-E SLI) and if I go fanless, I'll heat even more... (like you said, it does run hot !!) I have a fan in the front bay of my SOL...
by frenchie
Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help "reassembling" my Solo build in Bay Area, CA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

I assume 2 of your nexus fans are in the front door right in front of the HDDs ? I think if you run them at 9V they'll still be quiet and yet get you good airflow. On my case I also cut out the metal front door grills (where the 2 fans are). It makes a BIG difference in airflow and you can't see it ...
by frenchie
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus PWM 120mm fan details released, more yet to come...
Replies: 22
Views: 17008

yep, I did try. I got a Nexus 92mm PWM fan. Airflow is good and I don't mind the looks. It is plugged into the 4 pin CPU fan connector on my motherboard. HOWEVER.... this thing has a really really (and I mean really) annoying whine. I don't know if this is due to the PWM or not but this fan is now t...
by frenchie
Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Frequencies and Cooler to silence an older box please
Replies: 6
Views: 2699

you really need an exhaust case fan. 120mm is the best and quiettest option (my personnal favorites are Noctua fans but they're not really what you'd call budget fans :? ). I second the passive video card suggestion. Don't forget that a video card will help your CPU run videos and therefore keep it ...
by frenchie
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P5N-E SLI motherboard cooling
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Posting my own extra comment : I just replaced the big stock northbridge cooler with the noctua chipset cooler (NC-U6). I don't quite know what temperature sensor I'm supposed to be looking at but I like the fact that it stands higher on the motherboard and it's now right in the middle of my airflow...
by frenchie
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kama 92mm (DFS922512M-PWM)
Replies: 5
Views: 3091

me again... the Nexus is not what you would call noisy... it's just that it has that annoying whine to it... One of my friends just got an Arctic Cooling 92 mm PWM fan... I'll check it out and post the results here. If it doesn't have that whine (that I suspect is caused by th PWM), I'll get it as a...
by frenchie
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Did Noctua stop shipping with LNA cables? which is which?
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

hi,
on 92mm fans, blue is ULNA and black is LNA
on 120mm fans, the extra connector is ULNA
hope that help :)
by frenchie
Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kama 92mm (DFS922512M-PWM)
Replies: 5
Views: 3091

Hi, I just got a Nexus 92mm PWM fan and I'm not very happy with it. It has that very annoying whine to it no matter how fast or slow you run it. I goes away away only when the airflow noise gets higher. I'm actually looking for a 92mm PWM fan to replace it. Let us know if you find a good quiet PWM f...
by frenchie
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique please/Most Extreme SOLO
Replies: 16
Views: 3846

it's an OMG kind of a system.... goodness :-) From my own experience with a SOLO, I woudn't recommend it for your setup (although I LOVE the case). The space between your CPU heatsinks and the bottom of the PSU is going to be VERY small... and I mean VERY VERY small. You'll probably barely get away ...
by frenchie
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P5N-E SLI motherboard cooling
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

P5N-E SLI motherboard cooling

Hi everybody, my first post here :-) Been reading you guys (and girls) for quite some time and thank's to your posts I've just built my first "quiet PC". I have the asus P5N-E SLI motherboard (very nice btw) and a friend gave me a E7200 Intel CPU with a samurai-z cooler to go with it. I like the fac...