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by flemeister
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3462

Re: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?

I was using the case mount at the front of the P182. So the distance was pretty big... many inches or a foot. But i ducted the VGA area (to seperate it from the CPU area) so i thought there would be enough air flow which there wasn't. I am currently trying bringing the fan closer as well as using a...
by flemeister
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3462

Re: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?

did you have to glue/tape that foam down that holds the fan? Nope, friction alone kept it in place. Good enough for wheeling the rig around the house, but you would need to glue/tape it down for shipping etc. :) I tend to change video cards quite often, and the GTX460's in there now are short enoug...
by flemeister
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3462

Re: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?

edit: double post
by flemeister
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3462

Re: Side Case fan on Accelero S1/S2?

I had previously tried to use the front middle fan on my P182 ( by the GPU) to blow air over my passive accellero with my 5770 but it didn't work out. I attempted using baffles etc as well but no luck. I've had exactly the same setup as this, hell even two 5770's in Crossfire, both with Accelero S1...
by flemeister
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: anything mid-towers better than the P183 V3 these days?
Replies: 8
Views: 7408

Re: anything mid-towers better than the P183 V3 these days?

I can understand why a shipper wouldn't like the Solo's suspended drives. But, you won't have UPS monkeys turning your case upside down. In practice, the suspension can be tightened enough to hold the drives in place. You can also use thumbscrews in the sides of the hard drives for extra security: ...
by flemeister
Fri May 25, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5
Replies: 45
Views: 19604

Re: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5

If the Scythe Himuro Mini is anything like it's 3.5" counterpart, it will be all metal, and do nothing to reduce noise. The rubber mounts will also be too hard to be useful. I tried the 3.5" version a couple of years ago (using a Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB), and it actually made the hard drive noise...
by flemeister
Tue May 15, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7870 OC w/ S1 Plus - Fast, cool, and quiet!!
Replies: 11
Views: 8898

Re: Radeon 7870 OC w/ S1 Plus - Fast, cool, and quiet!!

What case are you using in the first picture? The case looks very small though you've accomplished to make it look very neat. Thanks. :) It's a Silverstone TJ08 (not the TJ08-E unfortunately, that came out a few months after I finished the rig). http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=...
by flemeister
Mon May 14, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7870 OC w/ S1 Plus - Fast, cool, and quiet!!
Replies: 11
Views: 8898

Re: Radeon 7870 OC w/ S1 Plus - Fast, cool, and quiet!!

I'm going to have to look into pulling the heatsink and card up a little bit to the top of my case. The weight of the cooler and two Slipstream fans is causing a little bit of sag in the card. Probably nothing to worry about too much, but something that can easily be avoided. Easy fix mate. You nee...
by flemeister
Mon May 14, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Super silent graphic cards!
Replies: 43
Views: 27787

Re: Super silent graphic cards!

paapaa wrote:I don't need a video to tell me if a GPU is passively cooled :roll:
Did you hear the chugging noise on the 6770?
by flemeister
Mon May 14, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Super silent graphic cards!
Replies: 43
Views: 27787

Re: Super silent graphic cards!

Here is a good example of how a video can be quite useful when doing a subjective comparison of noise output: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsuYcx7T0lk It would nice to have this kind of video complimenting a written review with objective measurements. :) EDIT: Although come to think of it, SPCR ba...
by flemeister
Fri May 11, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which mobo maker generally has best BIOS fan controls?
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

Re: Which mobo maker generally has best BIOS fan controls?

paapaa wrote:
Nicias wrote:I have no idea why vendors don't make good BIOS controls but instead make Windows programs. Idiotic.
Because their target customers almost always use Windows, and are more comfortable tweaking things in a familiar environment, than they are in the BIOS.
by flemeister
Thu May 10, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Question on Fan Control on Afterburner re: MSI 6870
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

Re: Question on Fan Control on Afterburner re: MSI 6870

minkyboodle wrote:I'm assuming your temps are within range at that RPM's
About 80c max on the GPU, VRMs ~80c. Perfectly acceptable IMO. :)

EDIT: ooh, lower than I expected
by flemeister
Thu May 10, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Super silent graphic cards!
Replies: 43
Views: 27787

Re: Super silent graphic cards!

So, you have to be careful to never ever buy something that isn't "custom" and you would know this how? Look at the photo on the box. :lol: Also make sure to read/watch reviews, and ask others who have already bought the card. I'm using a Gigabyte HD6870 SOC (3x fan Windforce cooler), and it is exc...
by flemeister
Thu May 10, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Super silent graphic cards!
Replies: 43
Views: 27787

Re: Super silent graphic cards!

How can HD 7950 and HD 7870 be so quite compared to all Nvidia cards?! In that video, both the 7950 and 7870 were using custom cooling instead of the reference AMD/Nvidia blower style cooler. That is why they were significantly quieter under load. You would get a similar result with an Nvidia card ...
by flemeister
Thu May 10, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Question on Fan Control on Afterburner re: MSI 6870
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

Re: Question on Fan Control on Afterburner re: MSI 6870

I'm using a Gigabyte HD6870 Super Overclock. With MSI Afterburner, 28% fan speed is extremely quiet, and I have it setup to max out at 40% fan speed under load. :)

Be careful not to go too low though, otherwise one or both of the fans will stop spinning.
by flemeister
Tue May 08, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for case with top chimney vent cap
Replies: 3
Views: 2075

Re: Looking for case with top chimney vent cap

You'll still get dust wafting in through the gaps, and especially through the honeycomb vent at the back of the PSU. How about a Demci Flex filter for the top vent? Easy to clean with a damp cloth, and uses a magnet to attach itself. You could use some magnetic strips to stick to the top of the case...
by flemeister
Sun May 06, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair H60 Pump - Annoying Humming Noise! How to dampen?
Replies: 3
Views: 2821

Re: Corsair H60 Pump - Annoying Humming Noise! How to dampen

With the H80 and H100, all you need to do is slow the pump to below 2000RPM. Should be the same for the H60:

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-re ... ?t=1899087
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJRxkqBvH_Y
by flemeister
Tue May 01, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ginormous CPU coolers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2004

Re: Ginormous CPU coolers?

Hmm, kinda weird hearing that after several years of using ginormous CPU tower coolers. :) Perhaps they do disrupt airflow a bit, but their advantage is mainly the use of a large 92/120/140mm fan that, combined with a large heatsink surface area, can spin slower and quieter than traditional stock he...
by flemeister
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Obsidian 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Case
Replies: 18
Views: 12214

Re: Corsair Obsidian 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Case

One of the dumber things in this design are the front ports in the little peek-a-boo window on the front door. I carry around a very well-used USB flash drive on my key chain. I could just see plugging it in, as I do every day, then needing to access the optical drive behind the door. By the looks ...
by flemeister
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Revolutionary Asus dynamic fan control?
Replies: 31
Views: 19230

Re: Revolutionary Asus dynamic fan control?

This can be achieved with PWM based airflow control driven by the CPU temperature and there is no need to monitor GPU temperatures directly. Fair point, but I also would prefer if the case fans had the option to respond to GPU temps rather than/as well as CPU temps. For my setup (i5 2500K at stock,...
by flemeister
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet (not silent) 120mm case fan with high static pressure?
Replies: 17
Views: 6300

Re: Quiet (not silent) 120mm case fan with high static press

A possible alternative to silicone grommets if you don't have any suitable ones to use:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article293-page5.html (the second and last photos on that page). :)
by flemeister
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P182 (modded) rig for 2012 -- Updated for April 2012!
Replies: 4
Views: 10012

Update for April 2012!

Update! [/u] Purged the dust filters, the P182 just doesn't work with positive pressure, besides they added ~10c to load temps. Back to the green team as well -- gets a bit addictive on the OCAU trading forum... Also not as fussy with noise any more, though I still like a quiet rig. :) ----- Specs:...
by flemeister
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 17229

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

aristide1 wrote:I would have thought the vertical orientation of the graphics cards and venting their heat upwards would have shown a greater benefit.

Seems like incremental improvements for a very expensive case.
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articl ... g-89/page3
by flemeister
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 17229

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

Vetotat wrote:It would be interesting to see to what extend the vertical airflow affects temperature.

Out of pure curiousness; could you test the case standing on its front so that the airflow becomes horizontal?
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articl ... Cooling-89
by flemeister
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet box
Replies: 12
Views: 6462

Re: My quiet box

Which only goes down to 720RPM @ 5v.

Nice rig too. :) Does the PSU fan spin up when the rig is under load?
by flemeister
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD7750 and 4670 = same mounting hole configuration?
Replies: 1
Views: 1918

Re: Radeon HD7750 and 4670 = same mounting hole configuratio

Well it'll either be 43x43mm or 53x53mm. If you're thinking of using the Accelero S1, it supports both sizes, so you won't have a problem. But if you want to make sure, what you can do is compare the close up photos of the PCBs from Techpowerup reviews. Compare the mounting hole pitch to the length ...
by flemeister
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
Replies: 9
Views: 2454

Re: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?

markanini wrote:Thanks! I've envisioned something similar but where can I find such a soft screw?
http://www.quietpc.com/au-en-aud/produc ... m03b-group
by flemeister
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Raven RV03
Replies: 18
Views: 6715

Re: SilverStone Raven RV03

Just a minor rant here, and not particularly direct at this review, but is anyone else annoyed by the over-emphasis of natural convection? I was taught in all my fluids and heat transfer classes that any time you have forced convection in a system, you can pretty much ignore the effect of natural c...
by flemeister
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: quietest fan for veritcal placement (front intake).
Replies: 7
Views: 2335

Re: quietest fan for veritcal placement (front intake).

the air isn't for the hard drives, I'd happly run hard drives without any air at all. The air is to feed the GPU and generally keep the case temps down. (it's the only intake avenue I have on my p280 case). Ah a P280. I used 800RPM Slipstreams in that case, to feed a fanless HD6850. Worked great, a...
by flemeister
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: quietest fan for veritcal placement (front intake).
Replies: 7
Views: 2335

Re: quietest fan for veritcal placement (front intake).

They are the normal square shape: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/026/sy1225sl_detail.html Perhaps you were thinking of the 140mm version? The Scythe GT has an odd tonal noise, similar to how Noctua fans make a noise like an airplane flying overhead (not the same noise as the GT, but the effec...