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by flemeister
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Brand new rig awaiting your approval
Replies: 3
Views: 720

The platter noise of the WD Green would be audible in that rig. Make sure you invest in a hard drive silencer such as the Nexus Drive-A-Way to minimise the noise. Or, invest in some slow spinning fans that would still be much quieter than the WD Green (eg. Nexus Real Silents @ 5v). This way you coul...
by flemeister
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 18554

mikegray wrote:Hm. Which card did you buy, exactly? The confusion about different layouts on Radeons has me a little worried here.
This one
mikegray wrote:Oh - and I just remembered: do you lose your other PCI-e slot?
Yeah, you do lose it to the heatsink.
by flemeister
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 18554

I'm going to keep considering a relatively simply WC solution on the 5770 - maybe a 2x120. I'll need to see how that fits my case, though. (Silverstone Fortress ft02) See this thread for how easy it is to passively cool the 5770 without active air cooling or water cooling. I'm also using an Asus Cu...
by flemeister
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I/O shield panels - who uses them?
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: I/O shield panels - who uses them?

shleepy wrote:So, do you use I/O shields? If so, why? If not, why?
I use I/O shields because it keeps the rear of the case looking neat and tidy. Nothing more. :)
by flemeister
Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ThermalTake SpinQ: Unique Blower-fan Heatsink
Replies: 25
Views: 11122

Thermalright Wheel

Looks as if another company has continued the evolution of this design.
by flemeister
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: antec p18# series owners question
Replies: 6
Views: 2099

I cut out the rear grill on my P182 case. I think it does make a small difference (subjective judgement), not as much turbulence noise as before.
by flemeister
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on building quiet gaming pc
Replies: 5
Views: 2326

For the GPU, if you don't mind mounting an aftermarket heatsink, get any GPU that's compatible with the Accelero S1 and you're good to go !! I just installed an Accelero S1 onto a non-reference HD5770 (the Asus CuCore model that MSY sells). It fits with plenty of room to spare, and runs passively j...
by flemeister
Sat May 29, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Raven RV02-E
Replies: 9
Views: 7700

Looks alright, as long as the price is right.

I wonder if those integrated fan grills are better or worse than the current design, for noise.
by flemeister
Mon May 24, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD loudest part in system
Replies: 12
Views: 2126

Another way of preventing the drive from slipping out of elastic suspension, is to use big thumbscrews such as in this picture.
by flemeister
Thu May 20, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Different noise character in identical fans (Gentle Typhoon)
Replies: 13
Views: 2149

Aww, where's your experimenting spirit? :)

Remove both fans from case, fire them up and listen carefully for any noise difference.

Perhaps the fan that's on the CPU heatsink is vibrating a little more than the other, since it's hard mounted on the heatsink?
by flemeister
Thu May 06, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suspended HDDs, still have some case vibration
Replies: 5
Views: 1202

Re: Suspended HDDs, still have some case vibration

Deucal wrote:I tightened the elastic so that the HDDs wouldn't easily fall out when I flip the case on the side.
Use some thumbscrews to keep the hard drive/s from falling out. Like this:

Linky
by flemeister
Sun May 02, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: small full ATX desktop case
Replies: 5
Views: 3786

How about the Coolermaster Elite 360?
by flemeister
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PCIe x16 video card in a PCIe x1 slot?
Replies: 3
Views: 2011

These links should put your mind at rest:

Power consumption (<10W typical, and 15W max)
Performance of a HD5870 in a simulated 1x slot (HD5450 should be affected even less)
by flemeister
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 87531

so the question is is the s-flex 800rpm model on par with a antec tri fan at low setting or should i get the s-flex 1200 and use a fan controller. S-FLEX 1600RPM + fan controller. Undervolts well, and I'd say it's worth it for the flexibility, especially since it's the same price as the 1200RPM mod...
by flemeister
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus NX-5000 Silent PSU
Replies: 29
Views: 14028

If only this PSU was available in Australia, I'd be all over it. :(
by flemeister
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec p183, middle fan and sapphire 5850
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

Well since you can't install hard drives in the top hard drive cage anyway, remove it altogether, and do something like this.
by flemeister
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recent article: Power consumption of graphic cards.
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Thanks for the link. :)

May as well leave this here also: http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264

(Updated for the latest cards too)