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by ascl
Tue May 18, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need Replacement for Yate Loon 120mm
Replies: 9
Views: 1794

I have all 3 speed Yate Loons, and have 1850 GTs on a fan controller. So no, not as such, however, I think at 1450rpm the GTs should sound about the same as YL at 1350rpm, but push more air. They are much better quality fans than YLs (at least, they feel like they are, much heavier, feel solid). Sor...
by ascl
Tue May 18, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need Replacement for Yate Loon 120mm
Replies: 9
Views: 1794

I have both GTs and YLs. And, on a radiator, the GTs push much more air for the same noise. Heat sink should be the same.
by ascl
Tue May 18, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need Replacement for Yate Loon 120mm
Replies: 9
Views: 1794

I really like the gentle typhoons, especially if used against something (radiator in my case). For free air you might be better off with something else, but for a heat sink....
by ascl
Tue May 18, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling without pump?
Replies: 14
Views: 15013

Hmm the thermosyphon idea is very cool! I was thinking about something roughly similar, but I was thinking big heat pipes.

EDIT
I found this:
http://www.benchtest.com/heat_pipe1.html
http://www.benchtest.com/heat_pipe2.html
http://www.benchtest.com/heat_pipe3.html
by ascl
Sun May 16, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 360 rad enough to cool OCed i7 920, 2 GTX 480s and MB?
Replies: 29
Views: 13778

Yeah but the fans affect the temp of the water, not the components (at least not directly). So if the water gets hot, you want the fans to stay a bit faster until its cooled. This also has a nice side effect that the fan speed is much more consistent, and doesn't change rapidly.
by ascl
Sun May 16, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 360 rad enough to cool OCed i7 920, 2 GTX 480s and MB?
Replies: 29
Views: 13778

You actually don't want to use component temps to control the speed, you want to use the liquid temp. This is pretty easy to get using a Bitspower temp plug, either in a t-piece or if your res has a spare hole, in your res (mines in my res). I've gone backwards and forwards on this issue, and curren...
by ascl
Sat May 15, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water- / aircooled?
Replies: 6
Views: 4369

Given you didn't really specify any criteria, I had to vote air cooled. Air cooled systems can be passive, or very close to it without much of a hassle (not sure about the video card, you might be limited to a 5770), and hence can be *very* quiet. Water cooled systems are a niche, but, for me, an im...
by ascl
Sat May 15, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan filter for Antec P182 rear fan
Replies: 14
Views: 2767

Thanks for that, it looks pretty good! :)
by ascl
Fri May 14, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan filter for Antec P182 rear fan
Replies: 14
Views: 2767

500x500mm would be perfect for me... and 10 bucks is much cheaper than the 3m stuff (although whats the restriction like?).
by ascl
Fri May 14, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan vs Fancontrol
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

I think this is very dependent on the specific motherboard (and hence controller) you are using. I had no end of problems with Speedfan and an Asus board, but the gigabyte boards I've had since then have worked fine. I really wish the source for speedfan was open, as it would make fixing these kinds...
by ascl
Fri May 14, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan filter for Antec P182 rear fan
Replies: 14
Views: 2767

Clark rubber eh? I can find one of them.... how restrictive is it tho? 12mm seems pretty thick! Also, what was the cost?

Thanks!
by ascl
Fri May 14, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan filter for Antec P182 rear fan
Replies: 14
Views: 2767

3m has a 'high air flow' filter, which I am very curious about. Anyone used or seen this?

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/e ... DVHLFVD2gl


My guess is it would be too restrictive... but you'd have a clean PC! :)
by ascl
Thu May 13, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan filter for Antec P182 rear fan
Replies: 14
Views: 2767

I have been looking at these:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... &cPath=466

They look perfect.
by ascl
Wed May 12, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Can I put a case fan here?
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Definitely. No end to where you can put a case fan! :) Tin Snips will make short work of it (I prefer tin snips for small jobs, less mess and, if you are inexperienced, easier to get the hang of imo. Just wear gloves!!). Buy some U-Channel rubber molding and it will look professional, even if its a ...
by ascl
Wed May 12, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 360 rad enough to cool OCed i7 920, 2 GTX 480s and MB?
Replies: 29
Views: 13778

No problems, any questions just ask.
by ascl
Wed May 12, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Case with 2 or 3 rear facing 120mm fans?
Replies: 13
Views: 7511

Brackets like this: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=332&products_id=21047 there are others too. zip ties work. Many options. For example a coolermaster Cosmos S and stacker are examples of cases with full 5.25" drive bays at the front. There are many more.
by ascl
Wed May 12, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 360 rad enough to cool OCed i7 920, 2 GTX 480s and MB?
Replies: 29
Views: 13778

All of the above for idle and load is ideal :) At the very least GPU/CPU and ambient. Also, curious about how you will find the noise (or hopefully lack of it).
by ascl
Wed May 12, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 360 rad enough to cool OCed i7 920, 2 GTX 480s and MB?
Replies: 29
Views: 13778

Ah I always forget PA's are cheap in the UK (and hence Europe in general).

Make sure you post pics and temps and general feedback once you are done :) Have fun.
by ascl
Wed May 12, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are 3 pin Fan Y Splitters ever a problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 10986

Googling shows this: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article695-page5.html this is for the 120mm fan, so I have no idea if its the same. But, assuming it is, starting voltage is 8.9v. If you dig around on the scythe website you might be able to find your exact fan.... or, if you have a fan controller,...
by ascl
Wed May 12, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are 3 pin Fan Y Splitters ever a problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 10986

Yes, there is a danger. It depends on how much power the fans draw, and how much the motherboard can handle. On my gigabyte mobo (and I believe most new GB boards), the fan headers can handle up to 1a.... so if you are hanging efficient fans off it, you could easily drive 3 or 4 fans. OTOH if you ar...
by ascl
Wed May 12, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 360 rad enough to cool OCed i7 920, 2 GTX 480s and MB?
Replies: 29
Views: 13778

hahah, yes watercooling has a habit of going over budget! I shudder to think what I've spent on it.... I would strongly recommend you do not hard mount the pumps on the bottom. The will vibrate the case and be very noisy, they really really need a soft mounting of some kind. If you think you can fit...
by ascl
Wed May 12, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 360 rad enough to cool OCed i7 920, 2 GTX 480s and MB?
Replies: 29
Views: 13778

Depends who you ask. By SPCR terms I think they are noisy. If you are asking overclocking forums... then no, they aren't (but its hard to hear anything over those 2500rpm SanAce fans... WHAT?! hehe). So yeah, depends on your rad fans I guess. If you aren't mounting the bay res inside a bay, why use ...
by ascl
Wed May 12, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 360 rad enough to cool OCed i7 920, 2 GTX 480s and MB?
Replies: 29
Views: 13778

No, you don't need sensors. I find its nice to know, but ultimately, as long as your CPU/GPU is kept cool, it doesn't matter. EDIT: I think you are going to struggle to make that set up very quiet. MCP355s are not very quiet (imo) and mounting them in a bay res will make it harder to de-couple the v...
by ascl
Wed May 12, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator v2 video compatible cards
Replies: 27
Views: 11245

Very nice! Not only 30c cooler, but QUIET! :D
by ascl
Wed May 12, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator v2 video compatible cards
Replies: 27
Views: 11245

Nice! Temps?
by ascl
Tue May 11, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Gentle Typhoon or Apache?
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

I just got a bunch of GTs, and have been very impressed with the quality and noise (or lack of) from them. The airflow through the radiator is also impressive. For comparison I have a bunch of various speed/size yate loons, and I think the GTs are better noise/performance to the YLs. I know its pure...
by ascl
Tue May 11, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: ft02b+water cooling?
Replies: 8
Views: 5376

All this sounds like we are telling you that WC is bad.... and its not, it has its place. For me, the ability to have a highly overclocked machine that runs very very quietly is a major boon. But... its not for everyone.
by ascl
Tue May 11, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: ft02b+water cooling?
Replies: 8
Views: 5376

This really should be in a new thread... but to answer your question, it should work well. The air coming out from the radiator isn't hot as such, its generally only a few degrees warmer than the air going in. That said, I am really not convinced water cooling is worth it if you are running a stock ...
by ascl
Tue May 11, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 360 rad enough to cool OCed i7 920, 2 GTX 480s and MB?
Replies: 29
Views: 13778

The difference between the high end (low FPI) rads is very small. Get whatever is cheapest for you imo:

Image

(Graph from: http://www.skinneelabs.com/triplesv2.html?page=4)
by ascl
Mon May 10, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Case with 2 or 3 rear facing 120mm fans?
Replies: 13
Views: 7511

Thats a really good idea, should have thought of that! Much easier to find a case that allows a 360 (or even a 480) in the front drive bays than at the rear!