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by CoolColJ
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 3526

Re: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply

Even with the Kingwin LZP-1000 imported from the US, the price would be about the same as the Seasonic XP-1000.
And the Kingwin LZP-1000 is definitely silent/quiet, but the Seasonic is still an unknown - not reviewed here yet :(
by CoolColJ
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 3526

Re: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply

Do you think a fanless 460-550w power supply is enough to run this system at 4.4-4.5 ghz? I have a GTX 570 as well No. To get to 4.4-4.5GHz, your are overvolting the CPU...and based on various reviews, this adds another 100W (!). Seems like most reviews found ~200W AC load when running CPU only tes...
by CoolColJ
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 3526

Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply

Ok since I've installed a new system into my FT02, Asus P9X79 with 3930k overclocked to 4.4ghz with a Noctua NH-D14 Se2011 (has PWM fans) I've been hearing this whine buzz under full load, rendering and Prime from a metre away, which can be heard over the fans at low speeds. I traced it back to the ...
by CoolColJ
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181
Replies: 4
Views: 2728

Re: Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181

Based on reviews here it would be louder than the older fans, but that could be just the controller voltages.
by CoolColJ
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kaze Server fan controller - does it buzz?
Replies: 1
Views: 864

Scythe Kaze Server fan controller - does it buzz?

Just wondering if this fan controller creates any buzzing?

If it does is there any other fan controllers that have semi-auto fan control that don't?
Any that can also work with PWM fans?


thanks
by CoolColJ
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 16672

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

Yes you need to suspend the drives

here is how I did it :)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=64620
by CoolColJ
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 16672

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

Have you tried connecting the fans directly to the motherboard? Apparently they run at minimum speed that way. Yes, that's how I'm running them now, but without Fan mate they sit at 680RPM, as per default LOW speed setting, and the Hi switch works, and bumps it up way high since it gets the full 12...
by CoolColJ
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 16672

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

I have the original FT02 and the case fans on low have a bit of a low frequency rumble - even when standing a few metres away. They run at around 680rpm when connected to Bitfenix 3 into on 1 fan splitter cable into the motherboard Chassis fan header But once you plumb in a Zalman Fan mate and and d...
by CoolColJ
Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter?
Replies: 24
Views: 44082

Re: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter

I bought a 3TB Seagate last week and it was chirping quite frequently. I upgraded to the latest firmware today, and haven't heard a chirp in the last hour. What I did hear was a kind of a juddering sound from a cold boot, and then once in a while at a fairly long intervals when the drive is idle. My...
by CoolColJ
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Seagate Barracuda 2TB or 3TB? (ST3000DM001)
Replies: 7
Views: 5298

Re: New Seagate Barracuda 2TB or 3TB? (ST3000DM001)

Well I just installed the new firmware It wouldn't work from windows, so I downloaded and burned the ISO version to a CDRW - hate wasting a full CD just for a 40meg install! :) And it went without a hitch, didn't wipe any of my files on the HD So far so good, I haven't heard a "chirp" yet! --- Suspe...
by CoolColJ
Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Disappointing performances from Scythe
Replies: 11
Views: 3174

Re: Disappointing performances from Scythe

OP - I felt the same way, there was a buzzing/ticking/pulsing with all my fans, Noctua, Slipstream and the FT02 180mm case fans when controlled by the touch screen NZXT fan controller - no PWM here. Then today I decided to run them all off the motherboard fan headers - then near silence! All of them...
by CoolColJ
Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound
Replies: 11
Views: 5743

Re: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound

Every fan I've had there from Slipstreams to Noctuas at 5-6v is noisey!! Might be the the fact they are facing upwards instead of sideways etc I know that the SlipStreams that they can be very quiet. Perhaps you just chose a high rpm fan that would not run quietly at 5-6 V. I've had the same experi...
by CoolColJ
Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A list of positive pressure cases?
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Re: A list of positive pressure cases?

Also how the 5.25inch drive bay things overhang that side of the motherboard. Just an inch more space would have been nice

Thumb screws for the PCI slot covers would be nice too
by CoolColJ
Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Replace Silverstone FT-02?
Replies: 9
Views: 3387

Re: Replace Silverstone FT-02?

I take back what I said, it seems the fan controller was causing all the whining and electronic noise? Because it is much quieter now I plugged all the CPU and system fans that directly into the motherboard and it to control the fans based on tempertaure! So stay away from the NZXT touch screen fan ...
by CoolColJ
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Replace Silverstone FT-02?
Replies: 9
Views: 3387

Re: Replace Silverstone FT-02?

3 intake fans! That's liekly to cause a lot of turbulence no? It is a positive pressure case. Well I can selectively turn off each fan with my fan controller. And it helps a bit. But those bottom fans help the CPU/Heatsink a lot more than you would think. In fact due to the design and me using a No...
by CoolColJ
Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Replace Silverstone FT-02?
Replies: 9
Views: 3387

Re: Replace Silverstone FT-02?

OP I feel the same.... :D Been thinking about moving on from the FT-02. I haven't been able to make it as quiet as my old Antec Sonata system which housed an overclocked P4 - which I will reinstall to jog my memory this weekend The top fan is too audible not matter what fan I use at 5v, so I leave i...
by CoolColJ
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 945797

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!

Silverstone Fortress - suspending the drives to get rid of the vibration hum and resonance 8) What I used - cut to 12-13 inches http://i.imgur.com/mRifz.jpg Rigged up - bottom fan removed to allow easy access http://i.imgur.com/lOAM2.jpg Standard shoe lace style double knot, but the second one is qu...
by CoolColJ
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound
Replies: 11
Views: 5743

Re: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound

The finished result - one twist before inserting a drive or 2 twists for SSD - quite secure due to the greater width of these bands, won't flop or move around. Easier to install and mount the HD vs the factory solution as well 8) CCJ_FT02_Drive_Suspension_63.jpg But in the end I just plugged the SSD...
by CoolColJ
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound
Replies: 11
Views: 5743

Re: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound

Every fan I've had there from Slipstreams to Noctuas at 5-6v is noisey!! Might be the the fact they are facing upwards instead of sideways etc I know that the SlipStreams that they can be very quiet. Perhaps you just chose a high rpm fan that would not run quietly at 5-6 V. I've had the same experi...
by CoolColJ
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound
Replies: 11
Views: 5743

Re: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound

Woohoo it worked! I had some pics of how I did it, but accidently deleted them :( Will try and get some new ones done soon I basically used wider and flat style elastic of about 12-13 inches in length, and lopped it from the upper holes to the lower ones and did a standard double cross knot - not to...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A list of positive pressure cases?
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Re: A list of positive pressure cases?

What annoys you? The deep case design. Harder to place in the room, and a lot of cables from my Seasonic M12D power supply are bit of the short side to reach the front mounted drives. If they had tilted the design to be more vertical it would have worked better IMO - especially since the connection...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound
Replies: 11
Views: 5743

Re: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound

actually since when all the drive slots are out, it's an empty box anyway - save the 5.25inch bay for my SSD http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/3060/img2590sm.jpg and it looks like you can loop the cords through the top to hang the drives sideways vertically http://i.hardware.fi/storage/pictures/the...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound
Replies: 11
Views: 5743

Re: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound

Since the FT02 has vertical airflow, I might try removing that bottom drive cage and suspending the drives sideways vertically

Just guessing though :)
by CoolColJ
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound
Replies: 11
Views: 5743

Re: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound

What and where can I get some elastic for such a purpose?

I have some bungy cord, but they are pretty thick

I thought about getting that Nexus suspension mount

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by CoolColJ
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound
Replies: 11
Views: 5743

Low frequency resonance/ thrumming sound

The low frequency thrumming in my FT02 case is killing me!! I've turned off the fans or run them at very low speeds, and the throbbing sound continues. I guess it's from the HDs I presume? I have two drives right now, a 1Tb Samsung and that 3TB Seagate that was reviewed here How do I go about elimin...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My i5 build - Fan set up advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1776

Re: My i5 build - Fan set up advice?

How well do the Nexus Doubletwin HDD Mount absorber work?

The low frequency thrumming in my FT02 case from the HDs I presume, is killing me!!
by CoolColJ
Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A list of positive pressure cases?
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Re: A list of positive pressure cases?

Ok let me clarify :wink: What cases have a similar vertical venting deisgn of the FT02? I find this very effecient when combined with positive pressure. Infact I dont really need to turn on the top fan, which creates the most noise - even the Scythe Sliptreams at 5-6v makes too much noise - although...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A list of positive pressure cases?
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

A list of positive pressure cases?

I have a Silverstone FT02 case, which is postive pressure, and I love the fact no rubbish gets sucked into cracks of the case. So I'm a positive pressure convert for life now :D Just wondering what other good positive pressure cases are there? Or normal cases that can be made to run well as positive...
by CoolColJ
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Seagate Barracuda 2TB or 3TB? (ST3000DM001)
Replies: 7
Views: 5298

Re: New Seagate Barracuda 2TB or 3TB? (ST3000DM001)

I bought my 3TB one a few days agao and it makes a chirping sound once in a while when it's idle
Guess I need to update the firmware?
by CoolColJ
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Evolution of my Drives - My HDs benched
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Re: Evolution of my Drives - My HDs benched

Backing up my 130GB OS partition from a Samsung 1TB HD to a 2TB F4 used to take about 25-30mins at 85-100mb a second with standard compression, with the fastest software for such - Shadow Protect. The same from the Intel 520 SSD to a 3TB Seagate does it in 8-10mins at 150-160mb a second with high co...