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by axee
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Loud Corsair HX 450W
Replies: 9
Views: 4858

I'm getting feeling that fan isn't controlled by temperature (exhaust air isn't hot at all, psu isn't hot at all), but by wattage...
by axee
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Loud Corsair HX 450W
Replies: 9
Views: 4858

Loud Corsair HX 450W

Disappointment! :shock: I finaly got HX 450W (very nice and quality looking PSU), and I tried it's noise at my full load. With prime95 (blend) and furmark my psu's fan ramps up significantly. It became VERY loud (for my ears), louder than Slipstream 1200rpm, not sound of air moving but sound of non ...
by axee
Fri May 08, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Raven EATX Tower Case
Replies: 29
Views: 15826

Ugly! Looks like plastic Bat-mobile :D


Even whole airflow design and hdd placing isn't optimal for me, too much unused space (maybe useful for hdd enclosures?)..

Blah!
by axee
Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450W or HX450W, please help with fan swap!
Replies: 29
Views: 9283

Oh, I found HX450 in my country :D Should I expect same fan voltages? Or maybe even better, since it's 80+ Bronze certified?
by axee
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450W or HX450W, please help with fan swap!
Replies: 29
Views: 9283

What about Scythe GentleTyphoon 1450rpm, what do you think?
by axee
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450W or HX450W, please help with fan swap!
Replies: 29
Views: 9283

Great! Then I'll go with S-Flex 1600rpm, even at 300W it will spin at about 800rpm I guess.

Thanks!
by axee
Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450W or HX450W, please help with fan swap!
Replies: 29
Views: 9283

What will be REAL power consumption of my system in full load? Maybe it's better to buy HX520?
by axee
Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450W or HX450W, please help with fan swap!
Replies: 29
Views: 9283

Maybe than it's better to add 17€ and buy HX520 ? Still I wonder how fast would S-Flex 1600rpm spin at my full load? I really don't want to go over 1000rpm...
by axee
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450W or HX450W, please help with fan swap!
Replies: 29
Views: 9283

Corsair VX450W or HX450W, please help with fan swap!

Hi! I am going to upgrade my computer: P5Q Pro q9550 (planning to overclock it) dual HD4670 (need 3 DVI ports) 4GB DDR2 Mushkin Redline kit 3 HDD's (WD6400AAKS, WD10EADS, WD10EACS) Will Corsair VX450 be enough? PSU Calculator calculates 415W of recommended PSU wattage. Corsair HX620 or Enermax Modu8...
by axee
Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar WD10EADS: 5400 RPM or 7200 RPM?
Replies: 10
Views: 13596

Did you try AAM?
by axee
Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4670 Crossfire Performance
Replies: 10
Views: 7694

Two HD4670 with accelero S2's ?? Sounds like a good idea, but what would be easier to cool, one 4850 or two 4670?
by axee
Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar WD10EADS: 5400 RPM or 7200 RPM?
Replies: 10
Views: 13596

Re: WD Caviar WD10EADS: 5400 RPM or 7200 RPM?

QuietOC wrote:
jason80 wrote:Does anyone know what the speed is???
My WD10EADS is slow and loud. Get a WD6400AAKS.
So you have a defective HDD. I have WD6400AAKS, WD10EACS, WD10EACS, and there is no comparison between WD6400AAKS and any Green Power drive.
by axee
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, D830@3.8, HR-01+, 3HDD etc
Replies: 9
Views: 4489

Middle fan mounting isn't effective enough. I tried 800rpm slip stream in the middle vs. 630rpm NB XE1 in the front, option with slip stream is louder and less effective, temperatures of drives raised to about 35, with NB are about 31.

Thanks for comments!
by axee
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, D830@3.8, HR-01+, 3HDD etc
Replies: 9
Views: 4489

I doubt that hot CPU can affect HDD temperatures, if that is what you mean.

"Power saving" features can not be enabled when overclocking :/ But even overclocked CPU is often too slow for me, desperately need new CPU because I'm used to do "heavy tasking"...
by axee
Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, D830@3.8, HR-01+, 3HDD etc
Replies: 9
Views: 4489

Maybe I'll give it a try, I really want to keep temperatures under 35 degrees...

What about cable management, any suggestions?
by axee
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, D830@3.8, HR-01+, 3HDD etc
Replies: 9
Views: 4489

There was never room for middle fan between HDDs and PSU, but I really want to keep drives cool.

Why? Do you think it isn't good solution?
by axee
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, D830@3.8, HR-01+, 3HDD etc
Replies: 9
Views: 4489

P182, D830@3.8, HR-01+, 3HDD etc

My system: Motherboard: ASUS P5Q PRO Processor: Intel Pentium D 830 3.0GHz @ 3.80 GHz (1.33V) Memory: Mushkin 2x2GB Redline KIT 1000MhZ Video Card: Nvidia 7600GS Hard Drive: WD6400AAKS (SQD), WD10EADS, WD1EACS Powersupply: LC Power 550W (Scythe Slip Stream 1200rpm @ 800rpm 5V) Case: Antec P182 Cooli...
by axee
Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS + scythe quiet drive temperatures
Replies: 11
Views: 3185

Sure, it fits with no problems. I removed that middle fan and put 92mm in front (with grills cutted), much better temperatures... Edit: i think we misunderstood: i have Quiet Drive suspended in 5'25 bays (near optical drive), but it will sure fit on lower chamber (near PSU), even with middle fan ins...
by axee
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS + scythe quiet drive temperatures
Replies: 11
Views: 3185

Hi guys, update!

I bought Quiet Drive, and suspended it in p182 (takes two 5'25 bays).

Resoult is great (now wd green power's whining noise is peroblem:D ), temperatures stays under 40*C even when room temperature is 25*C. :D
by axee
Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 10533

I have same planes, but I want to see picture if it's even possible, is there enough space?
by axee
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sapphire HD 4670 Ultimate Crossfire?
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Will 4830 fit in my case with accelero S1 installed? With fan on hdd cage?
by axee
Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sapphire HD 4670 Ultimate Crossfire?
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Not that I'm not a gamer, but very "light" gamer. I will maybe spend more money on gpu's cause I won't change them for some years. So is crossfire with those cards possible? Even without crossfire bridge? Thanks for replies!
by axee
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sapphire HD 4670 Ultimate Crossfire?
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

OMG sorry, don't know what I was thinking, please moderators move topic to " Video Cards & Monitors"
by axee
Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sapphire HD 4670 Ultimate Crossfire?
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Sapphire HD 4670 Ultimate Crossfire?

Hi! After reading tests and reviews they often shows that two of HD 4670 cards can even outperform hd4850. I need 3 DVI outputs (dual monitor and projector), so buying one card and silencing it isn't an option. I am not a gamer, from time to time I play for fun. So I found these cards ideal, good pe...
by axee
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 10533

Can you maybe try to cool them passive with only rear fan and upper HDD chamber fan (right next to cards)?

I am planning to get two of those cards but I really don't want to use top exhaust fan. Thanks!
by axee
Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 12cm fan PSU to 8cm fan PSU mod?
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Definitely not fan, it is typical buzzing from power supplies (I control the fan:] ). Noctua NF-R8-1800 maby? On 5V it should spin at 800rpm (ULNA=5V???).
by axee
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 12cm fan PSU to 8cm fan PSU mod?
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

I have it in my p182, sow hot air from other components isn't a problem. How fast fan should I get? I can accept maximum 800rpm (would like to see 600), will it be enough? Like NB Blacksilent X1, 80mm @ 5V? I still have second thoughts about this mod, if old 12cm hole is uncovered fully, fan will co...
by axee
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 12cm fan PSU to 8cm fan PSU mod?
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

12cm fan PSU to 8cm fan PSU mod?

Hi! I have some cheap LC power 550W PSU and slip stream 800rpm in it. Surprisingly PSU stays cold even under load (or maybe just casing), but if ambient temperature of my room gets higher it starts buzzing. If I put hand on back grill, I feel almost no air getting out. So what component is getting h...
by axee
Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Lian Li Case
Replies: 9
Views: 8376

I love TYR PCX-500! Anyone tried it? I wonder how much vibration costs lian li's mounting method?
by axee
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS + scythe quiet drive temperatures
Replies: 11
Views: 3185

What are the temperatures in 5.25' bay, have you tried it? Does it cause vibrations? Now if I look at my p182, I can't imagine putting Quiet Drive on the floor of upper chamber. @LodeHacker: Yeah, I heard about it very much too, about "being silent". I doubt that any Spinpoint F1 will come close to ...