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by flemeister
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Attack of the Scythes
Replies: 72
Views: 48593

Re: Attack of the Scythes

I bought 4 of the 1200RPM version, controlled by a Scythe Kaze Q fan controller at the lowest settings, which is around 5v, I still think they're way too loud. I'm going to replace them by the 800RPM version. Yeah, as shown in the roundup, the 1200RPM version only undervolts down to 720RPM @ 5v. Th...
by flemeister
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: quietest fan for veritcal placement (front intake).
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

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

Scythe Slipstream 120mm 800RPM fan set to ~400RPM (5v). Extremely smooth sounding and without imperfections. Even a quiet 5400RPM hard drive suspended with elastic would be more noticeable. :)
by flemeister
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: FS: Smart Drive 2002C Copper Hard Drive Enclosures
Replies: 3
Views: 1749

Re: SOLD: FS: Smart Drive 2002C Copper Hard Drive Enclosures

Package received, everything intact. Thank you. :)
by flemeister
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Liquid Cooled (now Air cooled) Lian-Li A05NB
Replies: 3
Views: 3310

Re: Liquid Cooled Lian-Li A05NB

zoob wrote:Under full load it reaches 85-88C which is acceptable to me.
That's pretty high. Have you considered flipping the GPU fan so that it sucks air through the fins and blows it upwards? That way you won't have warm/hot air being blown downwards onto the CPU heatsink.
by flemeister
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P182 (modded) rig for 2012 -- Updated for April 2012!
Replies: 4
Views: 9941

Antec P182 (modded) rig for 2012 -- Updated for April 2012!

This rig is the result of 2½ years of incremental upgrades and mods. Enjoy. :) Specs: [/u] CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.3GHz @ 1.05v Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V RAM: Corsair XMS3 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3-1333 SSD: Crucial C300 64GB HDD1: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB HDD2: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB GPU: G...
by flemeister
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heat issue after video card upgrade (Antec P180 case)
Replies: 14
Views: 2601

Re: Heat issue after video card upgrade (Antec P180 case)

As a temporary solution, try playing a game with the side panel off, and perhaps also a fan blowing air onto the video card. Just stick it to the floor of the top chamber with blu-tack. That'll provide plenty of airflow to the card, and hopefully stop the crashes. Although I still find it hard to be...
by flemeister
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heat issue after video card upgrade (Antec P180 case)
Replies: 14
Views: 2601

Re: Heat issue after video card upgrade (Antec P180 case)

Zorander wrote:According to GPU-Z, one point (which I suspect is the VRM) reaches approx 70-75C (20C higher than the CPU) with moderate load.
That's perfectly fine.
by flemeister
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: FS: Smart Drive 2002C Copper Hard Drive Enclosures
Replies: 3
Views: 1749

Re: FS: Smart Drive 2002C Copper Hard Drive Enclosures

Registering interest in all four of them. Check PM's. :)
by flemeister
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Airborne Noise of WD20EARX
Replies: 14
Views: 6034

Re: Airborne Noise with WD20EARX

Perhaps you could lay something heavy on top of the drive, to simulate your hand pressing down on it?

Check out the second half of this page: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1004-page4.html
by flemeister
Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 30286

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Perhaps replace the top fan with a quiet PWM model that doesn't tick/scrape/chug in a horizontal orientation?

A Noctua NF-F12 may be the ticket, from my past experience with Noctua fans.
by flemeister
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 324630

Re: Upcoming Reviews & Articles

Any chance of a review on either the 3GB AMD Radeon HD7950 Sapphire Overclocked Edition or Powercolor PCS+ cards? Reviews show these cards having an excellent performance/cooling/noise ratio. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7950_PCS_Plus/26.html http://www.anandtech.com/show/5476/am...
by flemeister
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What is the smallest full-featured m-atx case?
Replies: 12
Views: 4777

Re: What is the smallest full-featured m-atx case?

Thanks for the suggestions guys, but a lot of the smaller cases use proprietary PSU form factors or have space restrictions that prevent the use of common tower CPU heatsinks. Or both. I'd really like to stick with standard parts as much as possible for compatibility. The Fractal Mini has great fea...
by flemeister
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-1050 PSU: Gold at Kilowatt+
Replies: 18
Views: 8000

Re: Seasonic X-1050 PSU: Gold at Kilowatt+

Typo on page 2: "54A (648W) on a single rail. We've come full circle from the madness of multiple 12V lines so popular a few years ago."

Should read "87A (1044W) on a single rail."

The length of the PSU should also be 190mm, not 160mm.

Thanks for the review. :)
by flemeister
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: P183 fan setup and further silencing
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

Re: P183 fan setup and further silencing

What I wanted to ask: 1 Is cp-850 fan in 6 enough to cool hdds alone or does it need some other fan to help pull the air? If it does is it better to put it between psu and hdds or hdds and front door(5) Yes, it's enough to cool hard drives alone. 2 Is fan in 1 needed to push hot air out if you use ...
by flemeister
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Design idea for silent mATX case
Replies: 25
Views: 6384

Re: Design idea for silent mATX case

You could enclose each hard drive in silencing enclosures such as the Scythe Quiet Drive, Nexus Drive-A-Way or GUP Smart Drive. And then suspend each of them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkAAgquVmbk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVePQSY4JGU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dp9-k6aV3k Not sure how...
by flemeister
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why always honeycomb grills?
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: Why always honeycomb grills?

Ooh, I just remembered reading this nice article recently: Effects of Grill Patterns on Fan Performance/Noise
by flemeister
Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why always honeycomb grills?
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: Why always honeycomb grills?

Because they're cheaper, and the majority of buyers are perfectly happy with stamped fan grills and cheapo stock fans.
by flemeister
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 21263

Re: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!

btw, what cards are these? Powercolor's passive hd5750's? Two slot, right? I think the 6770 is two slot as well. Asus CuCore HD5770. And, do i see correctly that you didnt put anything else in that motherboard than those two gpus? Thanks That's right, although there are 3x expansion slots available...
by flemeister
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 21263

Re: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!

Crossfire 5770's with Accelero S1's is practical to do, as long as you've got some modest airflow blowing across the cards (eg. 500RPM fans). For my old setup (photo below), with the 3x Scythe Slipstream fans all at a silent 400RPM, temps in games got up to the 90c mark, and Furmark took the GPUs a ...
by flemeister
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How silent are 3600 RPM microdrives?
Replies: 3
Views: 1481

Re: How silent are 3600 RPM microdrives?

You prompted me to dust off my old Creative Zen Microphoto. :D It's got an 8GB microdrive, and holy crap it's really quiet. Keep in mind that it's inside the casing, but I had to put my ear right up to the MP3 player to hear the drive spinning, still very faintly. You won't have to suspend it, as th...
by flemeister
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 21263

Re: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!

Ok, so does anyone have a picture where i can see it built in? A rig with a silent powercolor hd6850 build in it? I wanna know cause I want to put in a gelid tranquilo cpu cooler in my case too and want to know if the two would fit. thanks! I haven't got a picture for you, but I can say this: If yo...
by flemeister
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 6850
Replies: 6
Views: 2430

Re: Passive 6850

skeeder wrote:thoughts on the frozen cooler?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814125353
That one is very quiet once you manually set the fan speed to 30~35%. Mine was about as smooth and quiet as the 400RPM Scythe Slipstreams I had in the rig at the same time, quite impressive. :)
by flemeister
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What are good materials for HDD elastic suspension?
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: What are good materials for HDD elastic suspension?

And 1m is the perfect length for suspending a hard drive in a 5.25" bay.

Stretch Magic is another option. Haven't tried it, but it's apparently strong and stretchy.
by flemeister
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 280 OMG!
Replies: 40
Views: 20574

Re: Antec 280 OMG!

It's shown up on this Australian site:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai ... s_id=18842

Pre-order for 28/11/11 @ AU$149.
by flemeister
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 6850
Replies: 6
Views: 2430

Re: Passive 6850

Is this recommended for a silent build? Or will it create too much heat? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131442 Using one right now. Only gets up to a little over 80c when playing Crysis: Warhead. (Case: Antec P182, System Fans: 3x Scythe Slipstreams @ 400RPM, 1x intake, 1x ...
by flemeister
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 280 OMG!
Replies: 40
Views: 20574

Re: Antec 280 OMG!

Hey guys, we really appreciate your enthusiasm for the P280. If you have any questions, I'll be checking back periodically. As other posters have asked, is there any word on Antec offering a blanking plate for the top vents? Eg. a 240x120x5(?)mm plastic sheet. Some acoustic foam stuck to it would a...
by flemeister
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 280 OMG!
Replies: 40
Views: 20574

Re: Antec 280 OMG!

The only disadvantage I see for the P280 over Define R3 are the open top vents. Fractal include their ModuVents. Anyone have an idea how one would hack together something similar? Here's what I did to plug up the top exhaust vent in an Antec P182. Of course you'll need to make a bigger one for the ...
by flemeister
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent 120mm exhaust needed
Replies: 24
Views: 2877

Re: Silent 120mm exhaust needed

How about the 800RPM version of the Scythe Slipstream? At 5v it spins at ~400RPM. I'm using three of them in my rig (i5 2500K, HD6850 w/ Accelero S1, P182), although I've removed all dust filters and cut out fan grills to offset the reduced airflow. 800RPM is fast enough to move hot air from the cas...