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by flemeister
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 343703

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

Dell U2412M. A very, very very very faint 'eee' noise at any brightness level less than 98%. But to all but the most sensitive ears, there's essentially no electrical noise to be heard. It's an order of magnitude quieter than the Dell SP2309W that I was using before. That monitor had audible electri...
by flemeister
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quart in to a Pint Pot
Replies: 5
Views: 3393

Re: Quart in to a Pint Pot

Ooh, a bracket for attaching 2x 80mm fans to the outside of a PSU.

But how will you rout the power cable?
by flemeister
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Internal enclosure suggestions wanted.
Replies: 4
Views: 2029

Re: Internal enclosure suggestions wanted.

In addition to the products linked to in ces' post, there is also the Nexus Drive-A-Way. I used this to silence a Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB with excellent results. It virtually eliminated airborne noise, although it did nothing to reduce vibration. I had it resting on foam to fix that problem. A mi...
by flemeister
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is X-400 fanless suitable for Antec P183
Replies: 14
Views: 3461

Re: Is X-400 fanless suitable for Antec P183

What is the point to use a fanless PSU if we have to put a fan to vent it ? The point is that you have more control over noise and if you set up the airflow properly you can cool many components with a single fan (HDDs+PSU in the P18x cases). To expand on this, there are two reasons that a separate...
by flemeister
Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where to buy replacement Antec TriCool 200x25mm fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Where to buy replacement Antec TriCool 200x25mm fan?

SPCR reviewed the Mini P180, and measured it's 200mm fan as being 30mm thick:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article810-page4.html
(Bottom of page)
by flemeister
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower
Replies: 31
Views: 13454

Re: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower

Is it really that bad? You might be able to just let the heatsink compact the foam when you put the side panel on. The tips of the heatpipes would be the only points of contact with the foam, and at least on the NH-U12P, they aren't sharp at all.
by flemeister
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED
Replies: 70
Views: 89779

Re: Mike's final sign-off

:( Two thoughts on my mind: 1) If the site was to come to a close, it would be great to have a final, concluding article, outlining things that SPCR has done to help influence silent computing. 2) If an online archive can't be created for whatever reason, it would be prudent for members to make pers...
by flemeister
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: LanCool PC-K59 Midtower Case
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

Re: LanCool PC-K59 Midtower Case

This could be their reason for having the restrictive PSU intake vent: See the bottom of the page, fourth user comment: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=557&Itemid=61 Anyway, if it didn't affect airflow in the review, is there anything to complain about? It's not...
by flemeister
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent case with decent ventilation for a casual gamer
Replies: 8
Views: 1713

Re: Silent case with decent ventilation for a casual gamer

H2 is $180 here, Frctal $170 Rv02 is almost $280 FT02 is $400 Cant aford them.I wanna buy second hand.About $120 max Where is "here"? Maybe hunt around for someone looking to offload their P180/P182 after years of service. Might be able to find one within your budget in decent condition. :)
by flemeister
Mon May 30, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kazemaru 2 Wide Blade Bearing 140MM fans. 500 vs 800?
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: Scythe Kazemaru 2 Wide Blade Bearing 140MM fans. 500 vs

Oh? Where will you be installing those 140mm fans? They won't fit anywhere up front of the P18x, nor in the rear exhaust position. The only places they will fit are in the top exhaust position, or as a CPU or GPU fan. But to answer your question, I'd go for the higher RPM version and control it with...
by flemeister
Thu May 26, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Compact, cool & quiet powerhouse all-rounder for a friend =)
Replies: 5
Views: 3853

Re: Compact, cool & quiet powerhouse all-rounder for a frien

Very nice, how it sound? Do you ear your PSU at idle? With the Slipstreams at 5v (~720RPM), it's a very pleasant kind of audible. Nice and smooth sounding. :) At idle the PSU fan is drowned out by the Slipstreams @ 5v. It ramps up significantly under CPU/GPU load however, a combination of it catchi...
by flemeister
Mon May 23, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: USB 3 ports dangling out at front of Solo
Replies: 11
Views: 3371

Re: USB 3 ports dangling out at front of Solo

Would this be more suitable? http://www.anandtech.com/show/3877/asrock-890fx-deluxe-full-review-and-an-investigation-of-thuban-performance-scaling Not sure if Asrock sells them on their own. An alternative is the Silverstone FP36, although it routes the cables out the back of the case to the motherb...
by flemeister
Mon May 23, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooling Asus 6850
Replies: 13
Views: 2920

Re: Cooling Asus 6850

Imo the Accelero S1, with very modest airflow, would be fine on the HD6850. My 5770 has an S1 on it. Case is a P182, 120mm intake fan right in front of the card, and a 120mm exhaust fan at the back as normal. Both running at ~500RPM. With a room temp of around 25c, temps get up to the mid-80's in Fu...
by flemeister
Fri May 20, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Compact, cool & quiet powerhouse all-rounder for a friend =)
Replies: 5
Views: 3853

Compact, cool & quiet powerhouse all-rounder for a friend =)

I'm very happy with how this one turned out. Here are the specs: CPU: Intel Core i7 2600 Mobo: Asus P8H67-M EVO B3 RAM: Kingston ValueRAM 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1333 SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB HDD: WD Caviar Green 2TB (WD20EARS) GPU: Gigabyte Silent Cell HD5770 Case: Silverstone TJ08 PSU: Seasonic S1...
by flemeister
Wed May 11, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Filter Bubbles or Why I won't be so quick to use lmgtfy.com
Replies: 10
Views: 3382

Re: Filter Bubbles or Why I won't be so quick to use lmgtfy.

5-minutes ago I had no idea what "lmgtfy.com" is, and I still dont know its purpose. At first glance it looks like some kind of evil website that is there to infect PC's or steal data. Can someone give a brief example of why someone would want to use it rather than Google itself or indeed a URL. An...
by flemeister
Tue May 10, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Twin Frozr II Eyefinity Setup Without Using DisplayPort
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

Re: Twin Frozr II Eyefinity Setup Without Using DisplayPort

You'll need a Displayport to VGA adapter.

Or if you want to keep the connection digital, an active Displayport to DVI adaptor. This option is more expensive though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVIMs3upVp8
by flemeister
Tue May 03, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD6850 + Accelero S1 rev2 What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 3239

Re: HD6850 + Accelero S1 rev2 What am I doing wrong?

Double check that the heatsink base is making contact. You may need to remove the plastic spacers so that it makes firm contact. It's a common issue with the Accelero S1.
by flemeister
Sun May 01, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Switching from Antec Solo to P183 v3
Replies: 13
Views: 9774

Re: Switching from Antec Solo to P183 v3

Great comparison! I'm looking to buy a p183 v3 myself with similar fan setup myself. This was very helpful :) Take a look at these vids, same fan setup as Freeco (and myself with a P182) is using. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce-zRU-54Fw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf0wMgHFYcc It's a simple bu...
by flemeister
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: low-profile aftermarket cooler for HD6870, or other ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 2698

Re: low-profile aftermarket cooler for HD6870, or other idea

Which model 6870 have you got? Perhaps you could remove the stock fan and plastic shroud, and replace it with one or two 80/92mm case fans attached with twist ties or similar?
by flemeister
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fan stragegy - what would be better?
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Fan stragegy - what would be better?

I'd actually try to remove the free-floating fan completely. Without it, the back vents should provide a direct fresh air intake for the graphics card. I've tried that with my setup. Temps rise significantly, even with the bottom expansion slot covers removed altogether. Then again it may just be b...
by flemeister
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fan stragegy - what would be better?
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Fan stragegy - what would be better?

I've used a similar setup to cool a HD5770 . Temps would most certainly be better with a fan directly on the heatsink, but otherwise that intake fan provides enough air to keep the cards at safe temps. In my setup, the max GPU temp was ~84c in Furmark with all three system fans going at 500RPM and ...
by flemeister
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help Building a Quiet Eyefinity Gaming PC
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: Help Building a Quiet Eyefinity Gaming PC

Check out the Corsair AX850, it should have a less aggressive fan speed curve:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1073-page4.html
by flemeister
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 ATX Case
Replies: 76
Views: 43247

Re: Silverstone Fortress FT02 ATX Case

If I were to work up the courage for such a test, what would I actually test? CPU load temps, and noise levels. I agree with that but it seems to me it could be accomplished with a fanless exhaust vent. Of course, but if it means that you'd have to put up with a significant increase in temps, then ...
by flemeister
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 ATX Case
Replies: 76
Views: 43247

Re: Silverstone Fortress FT02 ATX Case

I just got this case. I don't understand the purpose of an exhaust fan in a positive pressure case. Good chance to do some testing with and without the exhaust fan, and find out. :) I'd guess that while there is a crapload of air coming into the case, it's a good idea to focus exhausting some of th...
by flemeister
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 <> P183 V3?
Replies: 9
Views: 9721

Re: Antec P183 <> P183 V3?

Looks normal on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129174 Not sure I would trust NewEgg photos, since they may not have bothered to re-photograph for V3. Hehe, like Antec re-using a photo of the NSK3300 for their NSK3480's product page. :D Two reasons why I think Neweg...
by flemeister
Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 <> P183 V3?
Replies: 9
Views: 9721

Re: Antec P183 <> P183 V3?

Thanks for the reply. I indeed overlooked the eSATA <> USB3 difference between the 2 models. But inspecting the pics & specs on both pages, its seems both have a cutout in the mobo tray and have space for 2.5" drives. Maybe they've quietly changed it since it originally came out. Correct. Actually,...
by flemeister
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 <> P183 V3?
Replies: 9
Views: 9721

Re: Antec P183 <> P183 V3?

I've read some reviews and will probably pick the Antec P183. On the Antec site I noticed there's also a P183 V3, but except for the color don't really see if there's any difference to the regular model. P183 P183 V3 The V3 only really replaces the front eSATA port with a USB 3.0 port. A hole in th...