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by axee
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 !!!
Replies: 52
Views: 33315

sry, I didn't see that thread
by axee
Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 !!!
Replies: 52
Views: 33315

Thermalright HR-02 !!!

by axee
Sun May 02, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New HD: hd502hi or hd502hj ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4679

What type of acoustic measurement is "Bel" ?

Samsung site:

HD502HI:

Idle 2.20 Bel
Seek 2.70 Bel

HD502HJ:

Idle 2.5 Bel
Seek 2.8 Bel

HD503HI:

Idle 2.2 Bel
Seek 2.7 Bel

Considering this HD503HI should be best buy due to it's speed and silence..
by axee
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P182 build. With Q9550. Update: Finally quiet
Replies: 17
Views: 13629

WOW, that's alot of fans, way too much!!...

For instance, I have q9550 @ 3.8GHz (1.25V) with HR-01+, ducted to back fan of P182, top fan hole covered. So two PWM fans total, one on the heatsink and one on the back, at idle running at 480RPM and full load 750RPM, max temperatures are around 65°C.
by axee
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cogage TRUE Spirit & Zalman CNPS10X Quiet CPU Coolers
Replies: 15
Views: 7218

Great review!

After that amazing resoults with TRUE Spirit, I hope you will review Arrow too, maybe it's a great (and cheaper) competitor to NH-D14..
by axee
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which PWM, CPU or Specialty Fan do you Want SPCR to Review?
Replies: 50
Views: 26075

AC F12 PWM

and

Slipstream PWM
by axee
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel 980x stock tower heatsink and gummy compound
Replies: 16
Views: 3560

Since I don't think there's alot of people with that kickass CPU (with kickass price!), I think YOU are one of a few people who should test that heatsink :D
by axee
Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: 3 PWM fans and a Slipstream tested with equal airflow
Replies: 8
Views: 13196

Yes I have 1200RPM Slipstreams at 5V and yes, airflow is the one causing noise. My system: -Intel Q9550 @ 3.8GHz (1.25V)-> HR-01+, ducted and with AF 12025 PWM, most of time running at 480RPM -Mushkin Redline 8GB of RAM -Antec P182 -two Slipstreams running at 620RPM (one at back with cut grills, one...
by axee
Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New HD: hd502hi or hd502hj ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4679

You have just complicated it :) But thanks anyway!

The problem is that there aren't any reliable tests about acoustic output, only SPRC's for HD502HI. I really want to eliminate HDD noise but and I want to be sure that I'm buying the best
by axee
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: 3 PWM fans and a Slipstream tested with equal airflow
Replies: 8
Views: 13196

Now I have Slipstream for intake and exhaust, running at 650RPM and AC 12025 PWM on heatsink. I'm using asus fanexpert to control PWM behaviour, so aggressive ramping isn't problem. AC is running 450RPM on idle and it's completely silent, but Slipstreams are too loud for me (sound of air moving). I ...
by axee
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: 3 PWM fans and a Slipstream tested with equal airflow
Replies: 8
Views: 13196

I need three PWM fans (CPU fan header will control all of them). One is for heatsink (HR-01+) and two for intake and exhaust. What would you recommend, Slipstream PWM or A-C 12025? Really important for me is idle noise, so if I understand right, AC would be better on lower RPM's?

Thanks for reply!
by axee
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New HD: hd502hi or hd502hj ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4679

There's one more thing. This year I'm planning to buy SSD. With SSD for system, faster Samsung would be pointless and slower Samsung is like holy grail for us silencers. I actually have experience with HD502HI's noise (I tried it when building some cheap system for friend) but I never tried it in my...
by axee
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New HD: hd502hi or hd502hj ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4679

New HD: hd502hi or hd502hj ?

Hi! I finally decided to change HD for my PC, but i'm not sure what to get. There's my system: -Intel Q9550 @ 3.8GHz -> HR-01+, ducted and with AF 12025 PWM, most of time running at 480RPM -Mushkin Redline 8GB of RAM -Antec P182 -two Slipstreams running at 620RPM (one at back with cut grills, one on...
by axee
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax MODU87+
Replies: 19
Views: 5668

Enermax MODU87+

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Link!

Looks like Enermax's reply to Seasonic :) Looking foward to see SPCR review! :D
by axee
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair CX400W Power Supply
Replies: 21
Views: 11268

Looks like reliable PSU for my home server, and I probably won't hear it over Antec 300 stock fans and Two more TriCool's :D

Great review!
by axee
Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Shuriken rev.B VS Scythe Katana 3
Replies: 2
Views: 3423

Anyone?

I will appreciate any suggestion or thought. :D
by axee
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Shuriken rev.B VS Scythe Katana 3
Replies: 2
Views: 3423

I found another budget cooler: Scythe Samurai ZZ, for only 20€. Still no thoughts? I think that cooler of Katana 3 is better (since it's tower cooler and will work better in Antec 300), but Shuriken has better fan, I tested those fans from Musashi and I was impressed. Please give me any suggestion...
by axee
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Shuriken rev.B VS Scythe Katana 3
Replies: 2
Views: 3423

Scythe Shuriken rev.B VS Scythe Katana 3

Hi!

I can get both coolers for the same price (22€). Which will be better for cooling Pentium D 830? Size doesn't matter, i just want to keep CPU at reasonable temperature and sound footprint, now CPU hits 82°C at full load and 50°C at idle with stock Intel cooler from Q9550 E0.

Thanks!
by axee
Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Musashi Dual Fan GPU Cooler [updated results]
Replies: 30
Views: 23373

I had the same issue with HD4890. Cooling VRMs is very difficult. But i found a temporarily solution. I mounted bottom red part of stock cooler on the card (it's covering only VRM and memory, and mounted Musashi on GPU. VRM now stays under 100 degrees (fans on 7V). I recommend it for HD4870/HD4890 u...
by axee
Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 104017

Please if anyone gets information about release date let us know :D
by axee
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 104017

Link

They are 18cm fans, as far as I know they spins at 700RPM (same fans are in Raven case). The fan grill with dust filters on the back is for PSU. I think this will be a kickass case.
by axee
Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 104017

Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)

It's beautifull, it has sound dampening, hdd mounting should be good (?), slow 180mm fans, can it be great candidate for silent pc ? http://www.xcpus.com/Images/Docs/doc160/ft02_front%20angle.JPG http://www.xcpus.com/Images/Docs/doc160/ft02_panel%20off.JPG http://www.xcpus.com/Images/Docs/doc160/ft0...
by axee
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Corsair H50 Hydro vs Thermalright HR-01 Plus
Replies: 9
Views: 6587

What about H50's noise caracter? Is pump audiable?

I'm planning to move from HR-01+ with slipstream 800rpm to H50 because in hot summer temps reach 75 degrees and more (overclocked Q9550 to 3.6 Ghz).
by axee
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Loud Corsair HX 450W
Replies: 9
Views: 4853

Update: I switched ADDA fan with S-FLEX 1600RPM. Fan speed is monitored with motherboard (yellow wire IDLE: PSU is cold to touch, fan spins at 420 RPM. Silent! FULL LOAD (Prime95 & Furmark for 30 minutes): PSU is lukewarm, fan spins at 850 RPM. PSU is very quiet, not audiable over the rest of the fa...
by axee
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Loud Corsair HX 450W
Replies: 9
Views: 4853

I bought Q9550 and HD4670. I tested loudness and temperature of the PSU on idle and load. Temperature was tested with my hand on top of the psu (temperature of the PSU case) and exhaust air. Idle: PSU is lukewarm. Exhaust air is too. Sound level is equal to Slipstream 1200RPM on 9V. Load (prime95+fu...
by axee
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive HD 4770 in crossfire?
Replies: 6
Views: 3748

DAve_M wrote:Also look into right angled SATA cables.
I use 5 SATA cables so right angled SATA cables can't be used.
by axee
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Loud Corsair HX 450W
Replies: 9
Views: 4853

Hi! Thanks for answers! I have GF 7600GS. I tried another thing: I removed clear plastic (designed to ensure that airflow from the fan doesn't simply silp out the back without travelling across the heatsinks), mounted on the fan ADDA fan. And it helped! Fan doesn't ramp up anymore, but idle sound of...
by axee
Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive HD 4770 in crossfire?
Replies: 6
Views: 3748

I would leave passive or any dual or more card set-up for cases that are designed to cope a lot seriously hot components, like Hundred-series from Antec or Storm series from Coolermaster Well, you are right with hot models (HD 48xx), but cards like 4670 and 4770 seems perfect candidate for passive ...
by axee
Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive HD 4770 in crossfire?
Replies: 6
Views: 3748

Passive HD 4770 in crossfire?

Hi! Are there any other coolers (beside Accelero S1), capable to passivly cool two HD 4770's, with only one exhaust fan in P182? Front fan will be mounted on upper HDD cage, so cards will actually be "active" cooled. Or it is worth waiting for something like this: http://www.dvhardware.net/news/powe...
by axee
Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Loud Corsair HX 450W
Replies: 9
Views: 4853

Update: I was so pissed off that I decided to void the varanty and change noisy ADDA fan. I replaced old ADDA ad1212mb-a71gl (ball bearing, 2050rpm, 80,5 CFM, 38dB/a, Link ) with only fan that I have right now: Antec Tri Cool from P182, on low setting. After 20 minutes on full load, PSU is lukewarm,...