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by flemeister
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are HD motors noisy or am I just used to SSD's ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4074

Re: Are HD motors noisy or am I just used to SSD's ?

What about the Scythe Himuro. Probably not as quiet but looks like the rubber things to mount it will decouple it from the chassis. Definitely cheaper. http://www.quietpc.com/himuro I've tried it, it actually amplifies the hard drive noise... both vibrations and airborne noise. Kind of funny, in a ...
by flemeister
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Rackmount PC Build
Replies: 19
Views: 10062

Re: Silent Rackmount PC Build

I've kept that option in mind, however with any luck, it shouldn't be needed. hard drives will probably be powered down 90% of the time! You'll probably be right too, as the mesh behind the hard drives looks to be a large and easy way for air to exit the back of the chassis. You'll likely get a goo...
by flemeister
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Rackmount PC Build
Replies: 19
Views: 10062

Re: Silent Rackmount PC Build

Looks awesome! 8)

I gather there's no practical way of using a full height graphics card with a riser? Doesn't look to be enough space since you need to allow room for the power supply.
by flemeister
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are HD motors noisy or am I just used to SSD's ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4074

Re: Are HD motors noisy or am I just used to SSD's ?

Thinking of getting something like this http://quietpc.co.uk/smartdrive-classic Its not seek noise that annoys me, its the motor noise. My pc sounds so quiet to me when I'm just browsing the web, that the noise of the HD motor ruins it for me. Hoping an internal enclosure will muffle this noise som...
by flemeister
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control info
Replies: 53
Views: 123354

Re: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control i

Wibla wrote:I've been dabbling with making a fan controller like that using something as simple as an arduino and some supporting ICs. Which says quite a bit about how easy it would be to make this... Sigh.
Do it, get a licence/patent etc. for it, and then sell it to the motherboard manufacturers. :lol:
by flemeister
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 117399

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

CPU | Die Size Intel Ivy Bridge 4C | 160 sq. mm Intel Sandy Bridge 2C (GT2) | 149 sq. mm Intel Sandy Bridge 2C (GT1) | 131 sq. mm If that 2006 article by Intel is right, then does that mean they used thermal paste in the dual-core Sandy Bridge CPUs (i3 2xxx, Pentium G8xx/6xx etc.)? Anyone had the c...
by flemeister
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dell Ultrasharp Monitors. . . Buzzing?
Replies: 10
Views: 5973

Re: Dell Ultrasharp Monitors. . . Buzzing?

Dell U2412M here, purchased September 2011. No buzzing at any brightness level whatsoever, even with my young ears right up against the top and back of the monitor.
by flemeister
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan mounting to reduce vibration
Replies: 7
Views: 3000

Re: Fan mounting to reduce vibration

If you have some thick elastic cord / sewing cord / bungee cord, then you could try this: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article293-page5.html

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by flemeister
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: replacement fan for HP G60T-600
Replies: 5
Views: 22887

Re: replacement fan for HP G60T-600

Use an anti-static brush to effectively get rid of the caked on dust from both heatsink and fan. Worked great for cleaning my Dell XPS M1330. I just shoved the bristles into the heatsink, gave it a jiggle, and it came out looking like new. :) Compressed air will only remove loose material.
by flemeister
Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan control for Haswell
Replies: 10
Views: 6935

Re: Gigabyte fan control for Haswell

Here's a concise written overview, with photos, from the Legitreviews review of the Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H:

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2191/2/
by flemeister
Tue May 28, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [SOLVED] Thermalright HR-02 Macho
Replies: 5
Views: 3216

Re: [SOLVED] Thermalright HR-02 Macho

I think you'll be fine. If you think it's too tight, then just wedge something non-conductive between the HR-02 and the PCI-e card to ensure they don't touch. :) Oh, and I forgot to mention another motherboard that's definitely compatible with the HR-02 - the Asus P8H67-M EVO. Again, about 2mm to sp...
by flemeister
Fri May 24, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [SOLVED] Thermalright HR-02 Macho
Replies: 5
Views: 3216

Re: [SOLVED] Thermalright HR-02 Macho

I also assume the HR-02 will block the first expansion slot when mounted vertically. Is this a correct assumption? My HR-02 (original version) never blocked the top expansion slot on any of these motherboards, though it was a tight fit (about 2mm to spare): * Asus P8Z68-V * Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe (~20...
by flemeister
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Piece of the History of Silicon Valley
Replies: 4
Views: 2729

Re: A Piece of the History of Silicon Valley

whispercat wrote:Video not available in Canada.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxUTR48KRVg
by flemeister
Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: "Best CPU Cooler" under 138mm
Replies: 5
Views: 3710

Re: "Best CPU Cooler" under 138mm

Noctua U9B?
by flemeister
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: cooler for old ATI X800 XL
Replies: 8
Views: 3267

Re: cooler for old ATI X800 XL

GPU-Z will show you temps/stats etc. without needing a big download and without needing to install the program.

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
by flemeister
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anything better than FT02?
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

Re: Anything better than FT02?

All cases are inherently silent, it's what you put into them that make the noise. Sound dampening has limited usefulness compared to using silent components in the first place. Hear hear. First ensure that the components are chosen carefully. Then, as a final and optional step to silencing the PC, ...
by flemeister
Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: cooler for old ATI X800 XL
Replies: 8
Views: 3267

Re: cooler for old ATI X800 XL

Look for a "Zalman Fanmate" or any similar controller. You could also use a simple resistor cable or 12v to 7v/5v adapter cable. But you wouldn't have the flexibility of the Fanmate.
by flemeister
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: cooler for old ATI X800 XL
Replies: 8
Views: 3267

Re: cooler for old ATI X800 XL

That card only has two mounting holes for the cooler, so I'd go with one of these options: 1) Take off the stock fan and plastic shroud, and attach an ~80mm fan to the heatsink 2) Use a heatsink of your choice, and zip-tie it to the card using the two mounting holes I'd only go with the second optio...
by flemeister
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 13948

Re: Slim Black HTPC V8.0

I would put black paint on the front of the optical drive too. Also, +1 vote for the tray loader, it just looks neater to me than having an ugly slit in the middle of the optical drive. Bonus points if you can achieve a faux brushed aluminium look with the paint. Surely doable if you use shiny black...
by flemeister
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: scythe kozuti question
Replies: 3
Views: 2390

Re: scythe kozuti question

I'd consider attaching a slim 100mm fan to the top of the Scythe Kozuti. It would still be under 55mm high, but have a little more cooling power than just the stock 80mm fan.

But even if you couldn't or didn't want to do that, you could undervolt the CPU to lower the temps a little under load. :)
by flemeister
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 560Ti too loud
Replies: 6
Views: 3030

Re: MSI 560Ti too loud

Can you see any light peeking through between the heatsink and GPU? Like this:

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by flemeister
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-A71F?
Replies: 4
Views: 3028

Re: Lian Li PC-A71F?

I think you'd be better off sticking with a P18x case. Have a look at my old rig for some modding ideas.
by flemeister
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: vertical mounted ATX PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 3635

Re: vertical mounted ATX PSU

Lian Li have been making cases for years that are arranged like this. I also have the Silverstone SG03 which is arranged like this. It does limit CPU cooler height but can still be run semi-passively when fed by cool air from the front. That's the config I was thinking of at first too, but I'm pret...
by flemeister
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: vertical mounted ATX PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 3635

Re: vertical mounted ATX PSU

Something like this? http://www.amazon.com/Sentey-Ss2-2232-Slim-Tower-Computer-Bcp450-Oc/dp/B004KS4TN2/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt It hasn't got the PSU at the rear of the case, but it does mount it sideways/vertically, allowing the case to be narrower than standard. :) Another one I can think of is the Coolerm...
by flemeister
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R4 PCGH-Edition
Replies: 14
Views: 8625

Re: Fractal Design Define R4 PCGH-Edition

Black HDD trays and expansion slot covers (instead of the stock white colour) Black fan blades for the 2x 140mm fans (instead of the stock white colour) -- they are otherwise identical to the stock fans Solid top and side panels (instead of the optional fan mounts with the stock version) -- cleaner...
by flemeister
Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig
Replies: 67
Views: 33722

Re: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig

Check out my old P182 rig for some ideas. :) In particular: Using cable ties to support the GPU (2x cable ties, and the metal hook on the roof of the P18x cases) Using corriboard or several layers of cardboard to block the top fan vent, with black texta or tape for aesthetics :) I agree with you cut...