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by flemeister
Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define Mini
Replies: 63
Views: 42646

Re: Fractal Design Define Mini

JL5 wrote:Curious whether their ModuVent is just a gimmick or if it works.
I've done something similar to the top vent on my Antec P182.

It definitely works to make the system quieter from the front and top of the case, so I guess that the ModuVent would be pretty effective. :)
by flemeister
Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Third party passive cooling for GTS450?
Replies: 5
Views: 2534

Re: Third party passive cooling for GTS450?

http://en.expreview.com/2010/09/09/mounting-holes-pitch-of-mainstream-vga-cards-listed/9581.html The Accelero S1 should be able to fit it alright, and it will clear the rear of the case. Compare these images: * Newegg page for the GV-N450-1GI: see the 4th image * GPU location on my old HD4670, sligh...
by flemeister
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU cooler for Antec Solo
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Re: CPU cooler for Antec Solo

Mmm, probably a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ with a Nexus 120 / Scythe Slipstream / Scythe Kaze Maru and some sort of fan control like a Zalman Fanmate 2. Works out to $34 + $12~$15 + $6 Or use a Scythe Slipstream PWM fan ($15). For a cheaper option, you could strap a slow spinning 80mm fan onto the stoc...
by flemeister
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: p183 and suspension
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: p183 and suspension

You should be able to get creative with the bottom HDD cage, using some thin bungee/elastic/sewing cord. What you do is use the existing holes where the silicone grommets are, and also the bottom outside edge where the black plastic guide rails are. Of course do it in such a way that you can still s...
by flemeister
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is 9cm front fan effective on Antec Solo[?]
Replies: 10
Views: 1967

Re: Is 9cm front fan effective on Antec Solo

I have a passively cooled VGA card (AC S1 on HD3650) which can bump to ~80C in GPU burn. Iirc, SPCR found out that the case exhaust fan is more important for keeping a passive VGA heatsink cool. Have you tried removing a few expansion slot covers? Since airflow takes the easiest path, the rear case...
by flemeister
Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 replacement with easy to change dust filters
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: P182 replacement with easy to change dust filters

Aren't the bigger tabs at the front of the side panels enough? I've got a P182 as well, and most of those little tabs have long since broken off. However, the bigger three tabs at the front of each side panel are more than enough to hold them in place.
by flemeister
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New noiseless mouse from Nexus
Replies: 15
Views: 8540

Re: New noiseless mouse from Nexus

Nice. :)

Pretty small though... The JSCO JNL-101K is already compact enough.
by flemeister
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Graphics Card for new build in FT02 case
Replies: 8
Views: 4764

Re: Graphics Card for new build in FT02 case

I have an AC Accelero S1 on my 5870, and while idling, keeps it to ~40C, with minimal airflow. While running Furmark, it manages to keep the card at ~90C, but that's with fans at full pelt, with lots of noise. But the card is idling most of the time anyway, and means its almost silent majority of t...
by flemeister
Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan rotation direction
Replies: 9
Views: 2244

Re: Fan rotation direction

Concave surface of fan blade is the exhaust side, convex surface is intake. Simple. :)
by flemeister
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Filters+ducts=silence? (Case idea)
Replies: 16
Views: 3652

First thing's first, perhaps your original design would work better in the Fractal R3 or P183? The main argument against your original design was the method of exhausting hot air. Instead of making the hot air go downwards, why not let it go sideways/up like mkk and frenchie suggested? The insulated...
by flemeister
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is the best enclosure?
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

I've had a good experience with the Nexus Drive-A-Way. It almost completely eliminates the electric motor noise of a Spinpoint F1 750GB. By comparison, my Caviar Green 1TB is plainly audible compared to the enclosed F1.

It doesn't do much for vibration though.
by flemeister
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Puget Serenity SPCR Edition v.2
Replies: 50
Views: 16806

First off I can't buy that card in the US. A google price search including the terms "Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770 Silent Cell" doesn't show it on any site that doesn't list the price in Euros. Odd, considering it's in plentiful supply here. :shock: * Heatsink protrudes length wise keeping this card out...
by flemeister
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S1,Gigabyte Silent Cell ATI HD 5770 and Antec Solo
Replies: 18
Views: 26081

damn. so maybe I shouldnt even try to put on the S1 this weekend. I could always sand down the little white spacers a smidge. I've never bothered with the spacers, and haven't had a problem with the last three cards it's been on. Just take due care when installing the heatsink. Don't over-tighten it.
by flemeister
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 reducing fan noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

As per the SPCR review for the P183, the top exhaust fan may be the primary source of annoying noise for you. See what the rig sounds like with the top exhaust fan disabled.
by flemeister
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: josephclemente's Lian Li PC-A05NB + Blow hole-cooled HD5850
Replies: 41
Views: 26221

Even just a basic one such as this: http://www.candccentral.co.uk/images/P/120mm_Fan_Grill_Black-01.jpg If those silicon mounts are the good gooey Nexus ones, they'll have no problem accommodating them. :) EDIT: oh wow, just did a quick hand test to feel the difference between grill and no grill. It...
by flemeister
Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NF-P12 vs Gentle Typhoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 4648

I actually am not in the market for any fans, I just saw people bashing the noctua fans without any numbers besides cost to back them up and wanted a more knowledgeable opinion on it. Though I would like to know if there are alternatives to both of those fans out there that could possibly be even b...
by flemeister
Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone tried an AD-04B or an AD-05B ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1818

Seems like too niche a contraption. Imo it's a bandaid solution (expensive one at that) for a noisy rig that has the rear of the case facing towards someone's bed. I think I'd rather: a) build one myself from material lying around (eg. layers of plastic stuck together and some thin foam on the insid...
by flemeister
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 Front Fan Mounts
Replies: 1
Views: 966

Not enough room to put a 140mm fan in the front of my P182 case, so I gather the P183 would be the same. Have a look at this pic . Barely enough room for 120mm fan. You *might* be able to squeeze a 140mm fan in the lower chamber though, but I don't think it would be worth it just for the hard drives...
by flemeister
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive graphics card for Antec Solo
Replies: 3
Views: 1797

Re: Passive graphics card for Antec Solo

Where on earth did you get that 13" long figure from? The passive Gigabyte 9800GT is longer than the passive Gigabute 5750. Don't even need a ruler/specs to compare them, just take a look at the pics in these links and compare the length of the PCI-e slot. HD5750 9800GT Btw, if you're in Brisbane or...
by flemeister
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 5770 Single Slot, ideal for Arctic Cooling S1?
Replies: 29
Views: 11168

Did you have to mod the S1 in anyway like the MSI? silentplummet had to shave the four plastic standoffs on his MSI S1 install. Yes, like I mentioned in my post above. 1) Remove the plastic shroud closest to the motherboard to allow clearance for motherboard components 2) Avoid using the plastic st...
by flemeister
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 5770 Single Slot, ideal for Arctic Cooling S1?
Replies: 29
Views: 11168

The MSI needs some modification to the Accelero - what about the ASUS? Those two mods are relevant to pretty much all video cards that the S1 can be installed on. That plastic shroud that's right against the PCI-e slot usually needs to be removed anyway, since it tends to bump up against motherboar...
by flemeister
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 5770 Single Slot, ideal for Arctic Cooling S1?
Replies: 29
Views: 11168

You can already do this with at least two non-reference HD5770's on the market:

MSI Hawk: SPCR forum thread
Asus CuCore: My Rig
by flemeister
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless 5750 availability in Australia?
Replies: 11
Views: 2612

It's also available at Umart now (both Brisbane and Melbourne).
by flemeister
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Bling makes fans quieter - Nexus D12SL-12WL ???
Replies: 6
Views: 1612

Depends on the method Nexus use to measure fan noise.
by flemeister
Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB high frequency noise?!
Replies: 3
Views: 2499

I had the same issue with my Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB hard drive. Shoved it inside a Nexus Drive-A-Way enclosure, only loosely screwed together, and it eliminates something like 90% of the high frequency noise. :) It still vibrates a fair bit though, and I'm working on how to suspend the huge thin...
by flemeister
Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent 5770
Replies: 8
Views: 2282

Just to confirm its the ultra durable with the batman cooler This one ? If so, then yeah it's a non-reference 5770 with the GPU near the front of the card. :) Can u tell me some more. Ambient temp. Idle temp Load temp and OC (if any?) Do you have the 1GB or 512mb version? My cooling setup is as fol...
by flemeister
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent 5770
Replies: 8
Views: 2282

Hey mate. :) What you're after is a non-reference model 5770 that has the GPU towards the front of the card, like the MSI Hawk . Of course you can shop around on StaticICE to find the best price. You can then follow this thread for how to install an Accelero S1 with no modification (apart from those...
by flemeister
Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case with rear slot fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 1733

Is this the sort of thing you had in mind?
by flemeister
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent PC components
Replies: 6
Views: 2089

Re: Silent PC components

HD: WD CAVIAR GREEN 500GB 32MB SATA2 7200 RPM - WD5000AADS Will be plainly audible when everything else is silent. You could either replace it with a SSD if you want silence, or keep the hard drive and install a few ultra-quiet fans in the rig (since the hard drive will be louder than the fans anyw...