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by danielG
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 32 inch TV/monitor, buzzing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1287

We have two 720p 32 inch LCD TVs in the house. One is an almost 3 year old LG, the other is a 1,5 year old Samsung. Neither buzzes or hums. EDIT: I don't want to alarm you. I don't know if voltage/frequency has any effect on buzzing. In Portugal, we have 220V@50Hz at the socket, Canada seems to use ...
by danielG
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Looking to build a whs (large media server) with low power
Replies: 23
Views: 16370

I'd read up on that 1.5 TB Seagate if I were you. People were reporting problems with those drives around November. Don't know if the problems were fixed.
by danielG
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System making "whoosh"ing sound.
Replies: 5
Views: 2049

I must say that the stock fan cooler on my gfx card was twice as loud as my case fans. I have no experience with the Intel stock cooler, but the AMD stock cooler is pretty quiet at idle. I don't know how loud your gfx card is, but I'd start with that. Try running your PC without the gfx card to see ...
by danielG
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A case idea
Replies: 21
Views: 4353

It looks great. I love it. Looks expensive, though. And I'm not sure if I would have the space to place such a large case. My P182 is already a bit too large. I just think having the 5.25'' bays near the bottom is a bad idea. I'm a lazy bastard and wouldn't like to bend over that much every time I w...
by danielG
Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SOLO whooshing noise
Replies: 13
Views: 4972

Right now the exhaust is running at 964 RPM (PWM) (...) As far as I can tell, that's too fast. I have a AC AF12025 PWM on my CPU heatsink. At idle, it runs at 550 rpm, therefore, it doesn't bother me. However, over 900 rpm that fan starts to get noticeable. Try running that fan at 800 rpm or under,...
by danielG
Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SOLO whooshing noise
Replies: 13
Views: 4972

How fast is your exhaust fan running? I have a 1200 rpm Slipstream at the rear exhaust of my P182. At 1200 rpm it makes a whooshy sound. I guess it might be the grill. But I'm running it at 800 rpm and it doesn't whoosh. Never had to raise the fan speed yet. Depends on the fan too. My 800 rpm S-Flex...
by danielG
Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan with closest noise level to Antec 120mm Tri-Cool on Low?
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Just get a 800 rpm Scythe Slipstream and run it at 12V without worries. Cools better than a 120mm Tricool on Low and is a lot quieter too.

Having a 120mm fan at the front intake should lower your gfx card temps considerably.
by danielG
Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte 4850 (GV-R485ZL-512H) thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 2285

My memory is faint, but I recall reading that the fan on that gfx card runs at constant speed and is loud.

Play it safe and get a Powercolor 4850 PCS, which throttles the fan. There is also a passive Gigabyte 4850 which seems to be good.
by danielG
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Think I've got a problem - P182 and HEAT.
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

Adding a front fan should lower your temps significantly. Middle would disguise noise better, but the GTX260 is too long.
by danielG
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Slipstream 800 move as much air as tri-cool on low?
Replies: 7
Views: 2204

What would you all recommend for the upper back exhaust? A 800 rpm Slipstream should suffice for the rear fan. A 1200 rpm + fan controller if you feel you need some overhead for summer. You should know that less fans means less noise. I've tried running with no bottom fan and I wouldn't need one if...
by danielG
Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Slipstream 800 move as much air as tri-cool on low?
Replies: 7
Views: 2204

I bought a cheap fan controller for the 1200 rpm fan. It's crap, though, I suspect it won't go any lower that 7V. But it does it's job. I had the exact same problem you are having. The top Tricool, on Low, made the P182's top panel vibrate a lot, so it hummed and rattled. Replacing the top fan with ...
by danielG
Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Slipstream 800 move as much air as tri-cool on low?
Replies: 7
Views: 2204

A 800 rpm Slipstream moves more air than a Tricool on Low. And it is a lot quieter too. I have a 800 rpm Slipstream, but I don't like it. My fan clicks, but at a low noise level. I may have a bad fan as others have said wonders of such fans. I also have a 1200 rpm Slipstream running at 800 rpm and i...
by danielG
Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 900 Vs Solo
Replies: 7
Views: 3185

I'm not acquainted with the Solo. I only know the Nine Hundred on paper. My P182 came with three 120 mm Tricools. The Nine Hundred comes with 120 mm Tricool fans, which are loud, even on Low. Replacing them with proper fans should tone down the noise a lot. Don't know if the 200 mm top fan is noisy ...
by danielG
Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The NZXT Whisper Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 6336

Also the top fan makes unpleasant noise, even with a nexus at 7V. Nexus is a sleeve bearing fan. Sleeve bearing fans are noisy when mounted in a horizontal position. Consider replacing it with a Scythe S-Flex. From SPCR's review of the Nexus D12SL-12 Aside from that, the only disadvantages are shar...
by danielG
Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Newbie P182 fan speed question. Scythe 800's or 1200rpm?
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

Tricool on Low is very loud compared to a 800 rpm S-Flex or Slipstream. Get rid of them all. 800 rpm is enough. A Slipstream @ 1200 rpm is loud. If you have heat problems, add another 800 rpm fan in the middle position. Do not mount a Slipstream horizontally. It gets louder and won't last as much. F...
by danielG
Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The NZXT Whisper Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 6336

Based on looks, I'd say the NZXT Whisper is just an ordinary case with some foam applied to it. Build quality doesn't look great either. I'd say the Whisper is inferior to the P182/P190. The side panels are just single sheet metal with foam applied to them. Panels that large are bound to be wobbly a...
by danielG
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450W noisy on load
Replies: 20
Views: 4463

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by danielG
Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450W noisy on load
Replies: 20
Views: 4463

I have a Asus Triton 75 and I figured out something by accident. I mounted the fan the wrong way and left it like that for a month or so. Then I detected the error, and mounted the fan pushing down again. My PC temps soared. Turns out, the Asus Triton 75 is not a push-down cooler. If you mount the f...
by danielG
Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P182: How to remove lower chamber fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 3316

Thank you for your reply.

I got round to removing the bottom fan today. I tried doing it like you explained, but I ended ripping the fan support to shreds. No harm done, I just mounted the new fan directly on the chassis.
by danielG
Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are all Slipstreams scratchy and clicky?
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

Thank you all for your replies. I went to computer shop today and returned the clicky 800 rpm Slipstream. The clerk brought a replacement, tested it and, to my horror, it made twice the noise of the fan I own. The clerk took it back and brought a third 800 rpm Slipstream. Altough it wasn't as noisy ...
by danielG
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are all Slipstreams scratchy and clicky?
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

Are all Slipstreams scratchy and clicky?

I have a 800 rpm Scythe Slipstream which I recently removed from my PC, since it was producing a subtle clicking sound and I no longer need it. I could hear it even during daytime. When listening closer I could hear a scratchy sound too. I'm also using a 1200 rpm Slipstream @ 800 rpm as the rear fan...
by danielG
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P182: How to remove lower chamber fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 3316

Antec P182: How to remove lower chamber fan?

I'd like to remove the lower chamber fan on my Antec P182, but I can't figure out how and I don't want to break the fan support trying.

I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me how.
by danielG
Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: IDF Fall 2008: Through the Silent Glass
Replies: 32
Views: 22185

SSDs are a mistery to me. Do they run hot? Would one need case airflow to cool? What is the max temperature of a SSD?
by danielG
Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nvidia 8200 vs amd 780G
Replies: 13
Views: 6431

Haven't read the the thread properly, I'm a bit sleepy. I'd just like to add that my Asus M3A78-EMH motherboard (780G) has a Realtek 8111C NIC and it's giving me grief. The NIC does not (re)boot when my PC is hot, or even just warm. I have to shutdown the PC when this happens and wait 5-10 min for t...
by danielG
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which Cooler[?]
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

I've read a review of the Powercolor 4850 PCS, which has that Zerotherm factory installed and the reviewer said it was pretty quiet: 21 dbA under load.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powe ... CS/25.html


However, if I already had a 4870, I'd use an Accelero S1 with a 120mm fan too.
by danielG
Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless low-profile HDMI 3450 for HD, sounds great but...
Replies: 2
Views: 2685

The onboard GPU in my 780G motherboard, a Radeon 3200 HD, does not like my 720p HDTV. When connecting them through VGA (d-sub, I guess) I get flickering diagonal lines on my screen at all resolutions except the native: 1360x768. Much like a TV with an overboosted antenna signal. Haven't tried the DV...
by danielG
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Powercolor HD 4850 SCS3
Replies: 7
Views: 4449

Passive Powercolor HD 4850 SCS3

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8884&Itemid=1 Powercolor is going to sell a passive version of its 4850 cards called the SCS3. According to a Google search, they have done this before. What do you guys think of it? Shouldn't the fins be oriented along the card, inst...
by danielG
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus M3A78 Pro: An ATX 780G Motherboard
Replies: 30
Views: 19121

Looks better than my Asus M3A78-EMH microATX motherboard. The southbridge heatsink is bigger and the BIOS seems to more options for fine control. Wouldn't buy another Asus motherboard, though. At least, not for AMD CPUs. My motherboard is not good, my old Asus M2NPV-VM is horrible and this one is mo...
by danielG
Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New cooler from Artic-Cooling: Accelero TWIN TURBO
Replies: 59
Views: 22437