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by flemeister
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone ST45SF-G 80PLUS Gold SFX PSU
Replies: 20
Views: 14486

Re: Silverstone ST45SF-G 80PLUS Gold SFX PSU

AU$115 in Australia. Compared to AU$89 for the older 450W 80PLUS Bronze unit.
by flemeister
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Biggest fanless [case]?
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

Re: Biggest fanless [case]?

Perhaps you could use extension cables to achieve this (eg. Bitfenix individually sleeved extension cables, or even just generic ones)? PSU mounted externally, extension cables connected inside the case, and the meeting point between the two could be on the back panel of the case (use the hole where...
by flemeister
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolimatech Panther CPU Cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 4320

Re: Prolimatech Panther CPU Cooler

The Prolimatech Panther is AU$39 in Australia.

Is it really $50 in North America?

What price do you guys think it should be to make it competitive with other, more established budget coolers such as the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ and 212 EVO?
by flemeister
Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap case which has good sound properties?
Replies: 9
Views: 2920

Re: Cheap case which has good sound properties?

I'm not sure of anything decent in that price range. Maybe look for a second hand Antec Solo (the original version), Antec Sonata 2 or Sonata 3? Or even an Antec P180/P182. They seem to sell pretty cheap second hand nowadays. :)
by flemeister
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: TJ08-E, SG05 or other options?
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

Re: TJ08-E, SG05 or other options?

If you're going for the SG05 w/ picoPSU, then I'd get a Scythe Samurai ZZ for the CPU cooler. I've just ordered one for my build (migrating from a P182 to an SG07). Its dimensions are pretty much perfect for any mini-ITX motherboard. In 3/4 directions it basically skirts just around the LGA1155 moun...
by flemeister
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Silverstone Tj08-e build
Replies: 7
Views: 4441

Re: My Silverstone Tj08-e build

Nice and neat! What CPU cooler and video cards will you be installing? :)

Also, I notice that you rotated the 180mm intake fan so that the wires aren't as obvious. Was it hard to do, considering that the fan control switch would have still been connected?
by flemeister
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Article: A quiet air-cooled Radeon HD 7970
Replies: 4
Views: 2159

Re: Article: A quiet air-cooled Radeon HD 7970

Look at all that wasted space between the heatsink and the fans, and the whole thing still sags downwards... Could easily be a 4 slot cooler if the fans were directly attached to the heatsink. Use a suspension wire (DIY job, one end attached to a heatpipe, the other end attached to the roof of the c...
by flemeister
Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua DH-14: Stock fan control
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Re: Noctua DH-14: Stock fan control

most motherboards don't boot if you don't have an operational fan connected to the CPU fan header. In my experience, Gigabyte boards are the least fussy when it comes to using fan headers. With Asus boards, you should be able to disable the CPU fan alarm in the UEFI, although I didn't have any succ...
by flemeister
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are SSDs really that bad?
Replies: 46
Views: 15438

Re: Are SSDs really that bad?

Steam Mover should do nicely. :)

http://www.traynier.com/software/steammover/
by flemeister
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are SSDs really that bad?
Replies: 46
Views: 15438

Re: Are SSDs really that bad?

Another article of interest, this one regarding return rates: http://www.behardware.com/articles/862- ... tes-6.html

In no particular order, for best reliability: Samsung 830 Series, Intel 330/520 Series, Crucial M4, SanDisk Extreme. I simply wouldn't bother with anything else.
by flemeister
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: josephclemente's SilverStone SG05 MINI ITX + fanless ATX PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 22552

Re: josephclemente's SilverStone SG05 MINI ITX + fanless ATX

That's absolutely brilliant! Perfect choice of parts IMO, and it looks so clean. :D

Any pump noise from the Antec cooler? Or does the Gentle Typhoon fan mask the pump noise?
by flemeister
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W
Replies: 25
Views: 6736

Re: Monitoring fan speed - Seasonic Gold 1050W

I think it would be easier if you connected the CPU fans to a constant source of power (eg. directly to the power supply, with a 12v-5v adapter, or to the motherboard and set it to a constant speed). So then if there's still a fan ramping up occasionally, you'll know that it's the PSU fan. :)
by flemeister
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet (not slient) OK Gaming Rig - micro-ATX
Replies: 11
Views: 4554

Re: Quiet (not slient) OK Gaming Rig - micro-ATX

Very nice! I did a similar build a year ago , seems that the main culprit for noise in the TJ08 is the power supply fan, because it inhales all the hot air inside the PC. But otherwise pretty quiet. If I didn't have to use two optical drives, I'd probably have experimented with a PSU duct through a ...
by flemeister
Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: R4/FT02 Mashup
Replies: 25
Views: 10202

Re: R4/FT02 Mashup

Not quite the same, but this modified Antec NSK3480 below is pretty close to what you've suggested. :) Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build 120mm fan up front, perhaps a 140mm fan could fit with extra modding of the front bezel? Or get a 180mm fan if you remove the front panel connectors, and replace th...
by flemeister
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SPCR Recommended Tower Price
Replies: 8
Views: 3333

Re: SPCR Recommended Tower Price

This forum needs a wiki where we could all contribute and keep these types of lists up to date. They might not be the official SPCR recommended cases/fans/etc, but a wiki would draw upon a much broader base of experience and knowledge. This is a good example of what you could expect: http://whirlpo...
by flemeister
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: need advice on cpu cooler for antec isk-110
Replies: 8
Views: 6457

Re: need advice on cpu cooler for antec isk-110

The Scythe Kozuti won't extend over the edge of the Asus P8H77-I:

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f2 ... 565-5.html
by flemeister
Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ideas for raising case with bottom PSU off of carpet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Re: Ideas for raising case with bottom PSU off of carpet?

A couple of ideas: 1) Flip the PSU so that it intakes air from inside the case. You won't have to worry about clearance off the carpet, and it won't make any difference to PSU temps (unless you've got a GTX580 or similar in there). 2) For aesthetics as well as raising the case further off the floor,...
by flemeister
Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R4 launches
Replies: 108
Views: 431175

Re: Fractal Design Define R4 launches

While I find reviewing the cooling performance of cases outside a lab environment about as interesting as performance testing motherboards, I wouldn't be surprised if the opening above the rear exhaust is measurably detrimental to the general airflow through the case. When someone here can get thei...
by flemeister
Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What type of case fans to take advantage of ASUS Fan Xpert?
Replies: 12
Views: 4387

Re: What type of case fans to take advantage of ASUS Fan Xpe

All of the fan headers are 4 pin but also accept 3 pin. Pretty sure you just switch to voltage mode. Using a P8Z68-V here. The CPU fan header can only control PWM fans. 3-pin fans can plug into them and get power, but cannot be controlled. All the other fan headers (CHA_FAN, PWR_FAN etc.) can contr...
by flemeister
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nofan cases - fanless
Replies: 16
Views: 6681

Re: Nofan cases - fanless

That whole setup is a case for a literal system meltdown. Only if you went nuts with CPU overclocking and used a hot video card. Surely it's absolutely fine, as long as: The CPU is kept at stock speed, preferably undervolted, and stick with 95W or lower Sandy/Ivy Bridge. The RAM is 1.5v or lower (s...
by flemeister
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noiseblocker PK2 Mini-review
Replies: 4
Views: 2372

Re: Noiseblocker PK2 Mini-review

The rubber gasket just takes a little stuffing around to get lined up properly. Not a problem when using it with a case fan.
by flemeister
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dell U3011 has a hum
Replies: 11
Views: 4773

Re: Dell U3011 has a hum

Set the monitor to above 90% brightness, and use Nvidia/AMD software to tweak the colour settings. With some effort, you should be able to achieve reasonable colour accuracy.
by flemeister
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound
Replies: 11
Views: 5905

Re: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound

Nice, either location would work great. :)
by flemeister
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound
Replies: 11
Views: 5905

Re: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound

Elastic multi-stranded sewing cord, should look similar to the stuff here . I got my mine from Spotlight, you'll need a minimum of 2 metres (1 metre per 3.5" hard drive per 5.25" bay). 2mm diameter works great. Use thumbscrews on the hard drives themselves so that you can wrap the cord around the th...
by flemeister
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound
Replies: 11
Views: 5905

Re: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound

And the elephant in the room is...!

Elastic suspension in the 5.25" bays. :wink:
by flemeister
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should I get a new case or silent vga cooler?
Replies: 19
Views: 3215

Re: Should I get a new case or silent vga cooler?

How about flashing the BIOS of the card so that you can go below the 40% minimum fan speed?

Several guides out there on how to do it, just read through them carefully.
by flemeister
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li A-55 - Looks really nice, but...
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

Re: Lian-Li A-55 - Looks really nice, but...

Another review: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6012/lian-li-pca55-case-review-unfortunate-name-befits-design IMO, this case is simply an attempt to shorten the physical depth of the similarly designed PC-A05N. I think that case was ~500mm in depth, while the PC-A55 is ~450mm deep. Maybe the "stack co...