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by chico1st
Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: how to mod an Accelero S1?
Replies: 1
Views: 621

how to mod an Accelero S1?

I know that a lot of people mod their Accelero S1 by cutting fins and moving the heat pipe around but how do you cut the Accelero fins?

I have tin snips but they typically bend what they are cutting a little bit. What do you guys use?
by chico1st
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Getting fanned PSU or fanless + fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Getting fanned PSU or fanless + fan?

So is the extra price in a fanless PSU the ability to be hot and still perform properly?

If it is then I would just get a fanned PSU. The airflow path for a fanless doesnt seem to be any better... maybe even worse comparing an enclosed fan in a PSU to a fanless with a fan beside it.
by chico1st
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Getting fanned PSU or fanless + fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Getting fanned PSU or fanless + fan?

I have a P182 and I was planning to take out the fan bracket in the lower chamber to improve airflow (edited: said "noise"...typo). Its rivited in so its not really able to go back in if i take it out. My question is, if i get a psu in the future am I better to go with a quiet fanned PSU or a fanles...
by chico1st
Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: cutting fan grills
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: cutting fan grills

do any of you cut the outer grills of your PSU's? or reduce them?
I started to but the holes are very tiny and there are many. My tin snips dont really fit, so i stopped...
by chico1st
Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: what do you use for a dust filter?
Replies: 8
Views: 1560

what do you use for a dust filter?

i would like to put a dust filter in my computer where i just opened a hole. I was wondering what you would recommend to use as a dust filter?
by chico1st
Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: so you softmount your psu fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

so you softmount your psu fan?

I have a PSU fan which im replacing and I was wondering if anyone who has done this would recommend softmounting it? In the SPCR reference system they modded their PSU but did not mention softmounting. Any thoughts? Ive never softmounted anything so I dont know how much of a difference it makes For ...
by chico1st
Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: good ~4.5V non-sleeve fan?
Replies: 0
Views: 638

good ~4.5V non-sleeve fan?

im looking for a fan replacement for my PSU which has a minimum fan voltage of 4.7V... I am planning to get the SFLEX F as it was recommended to me but it starts at 4V I was wondering if anyone knew of a fan that was quiet to about 6V but starts at least at 4.5V.

thanks!
by chico1st
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: north bridge heatsinks: any experience with these?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

north bridge heatsinks: any experience with these?

my north bridge (AMD 770) runs hot and the heatsink that came with my board is small. I was wondering if anyone had experience with any of these? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233021 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118014 http://www.newegg.ca/Product...
by chico1st
Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: cutting fan grills
Replies: 3
Views: 937

cutting fan grills

i have noticed a lot of the posters around here have the fan grills cut off of their P180's etc.
Is this really that helpful? the fan grills seem so sparse I didnt think it would help. but I see it a lot.
by chico1st
Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: does Accelero S1 need own fan or is intake fan enough?
Replies: 1
Views: 615

does Accelero S1 need own fan or is intake fan enough?

Hi there I am planning to put an accelero S1 on my video card. From the S1 review i understand that they dont need much airflow to operate properly, so I am wondering if I need to put a fan directly on my S1 or if an intake fan will be ok? I have a P182 and I plan to put a baffle the GPU away from t...
by chico1st
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: carboard baffles?
Replies: 4
Views: 755

carboard baffles?

Hello I would like to put baffles in my computer and i only have easy access to cardboard. Can I use this or will it catch on fire?
by chico1st
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2 fans at different CFM?
Replies: 2
Views: 845

2 fans at different CFM?

If I had one fan pushin 20 CFM and another pushing say 30 CFM and they were baffled in line with eachother (so no other air could get through) how many CFM would be pushed?
Would the fan pressure be increased?
by chico1st
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How to best cool computer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

How to best cool computer?

Hi there, I am wondering how to best cool my computer quietly. I have a P182, ATI 5770 graphics card, and ATI X3 440 CPU in the upper chamber of the P182. I like fairly high performance computing and I was looking at the P180 Whole nine yards. It seems to me that having good CPU heatsink with 2 fans...
by chico1st
Wed May 05, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA coolers take too many slots
Replies: 6
Views: 1891

VGA coolers take too many slots

Hi there I wanted to use an SLI system with each card having an accelero S1 with 2 nexus fans. but that takes up 3 pci slots!! (according to my estimates) That would basically cover my entire mother board, and not allow my to have any other cards How do you guys have quiet cards and still have a mot...
by chico1st
Sun May 02, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: fan replacement for PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 3108

this is sort of embarrasing but im just getting around to this now. does all this previous advice still stand? Mainly regarding the Slipstream 1600RPM fan (it seems easiest) and if im using a Scythe SY1225SL12H 120mm 1600 RPM fan, is there any point in using the Scythe SY1225SL12 M 120mm 1200 RPM fa...
by chico1st
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor 6B160P0 help please
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Maxtor 6B160P0 help please

Hi there someone just gave me a Maxtor 6B160P0 and I cant find any info on it. Even knowing the number of platters would be nice. The only spec on the case that seems useful is 5V 740 mA 12V 1280mA does that imply anything? Thanks Im addicted to things being quiet and the reviews and info here are w...
by chico1st
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: PS3 or XBOX good?
Replies: 5
Views: 5041

OK so I was expecting some one to have a response but I found an article that has almost no data backing it up. I was able to find an article of a finnish gaming magazing which claims that: Wii: 32,3dB — Playing games 22,9dB — Doing nothing PlayStation 3: 28,7dB — Blu-Ray-movie 35,8dB — DVD-...
by chico1st
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EARS vs WD8000AARS?
Replies: 2
Views: 2539

sweet thanks!
by chico1st
Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: PS3 or XBOX good?
Replies: 5
Views: 5041

PS3 or XBOX good?

I know that many people use PS3s for a home media station but are they nearly as good as quiet computers? Are they quiet by your standards? It seems it would be handy/cheaper to use of of those instead of building a new computer. I'm not looking for the quietest computer ever (some people cant hear ...
by chico1st
Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EARS vs WD8000AARS?
Replies: 2
Views: 2539

WD10EARS vs WD8000AARS?

Im confused, what is the difference between the
WD10EARS
WD8000AARS
AADS
suffixes

I understand the EARS has auto drive sleep wheras the EADS doesn't. What about these others?
by chico1st
Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is ST31500341AS still any good?
Replies: 0
Views: 789

Is ST31500341AS still any good?

Hi I am looking to buy a new drive in the 1TB range and there is a sale on the: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB Hard Drive ST31500341AS - 7200RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA-3G http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=4138742&sku=TSD-1500AS I saw a review saying it was pretty good bu...
by chico1st
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: fan replacement for PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 3108

the PSU is a SST-ST56F 560W, on this site I found it by searching ST56F
by chico1st
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Onboard video for 1080p?
Replies: 16
Views: 4845

Onboard video for 1080p?

Can on board video on new ATX motherboards handle 1080p video? Should I be looking for something specific? Will the rest of the computer be sluggish (like running vista) if i have no graphics card? I was thinking i would use onboard video until something happened in the future to make me upgrade, th...
by chico1st
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: fan replacement for PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 3108

fan replacement for PSU

Hi I have a 560W 80% efficient PSU which I am putting in my P180. I was going to replace the fan in the PSU because its loud and I was planning to use the SCYTHE SLIP STREAM SY1225SL12M because it got the best rating in the fan round up. Does anyone have any opinions on this? Or should I be looking ...
by chico1st
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Slip stream on 2 pin connector
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

ok then if i change the adapter will i still be able to control the fan speed? Or how do i change the speed? With a computer program or do i have to mod the cable?

will the power supply still be able to control the 3-pin fan if its on a 2 pin connector?
by chico1st
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Slip stream on 2 pin connector
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Scythe Slip stream on 2 pin connector

The scythe slip stream line states that it is "Silent to Power User Ready".

I assume this means that there is a switch on the fan to change the speed? Would this fan and feature still work properly if i use it in a power supply on the PSU's 2 pin connector?
by chico1st
Mon May 18, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake TR2 M12
Replies: 0
Views: 945

Thermaltake TR2 M12

Does anyone have any experience with these heatsink? All the review says it is quiet but i dont know how quiet it is. I am considering getting this used for 15$ as opposed to the Zalman CNPS 7700 for 25$ used. Thermaltake Review You can find the review on amazon (it wont let me post the link) Any id...
by chico1st
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE 500W vs NZXT Pwerformance Power 800W
Replies: 1
Views: 880

I could make this more general and ask have power supplies which make an attempt to stay quiet gotten quieter over the last 4 years or have they continued to emit just as much noise.
by chico1st
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE 500W vs NZXT Pwerformance Power 800W
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Antec NeoHE 500W vs NZXT Pwerformance Power 800W

Hi I was wondering which of these two PSUs would be quieter. I know the Antec NeoHE was good for its time but i think it came out 4 years ago. I hear the NZXT is quite good and quiet but I havent seen it reviewed here. The NZXT is newer and possibly quieter just because of that.