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by Sooty
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Scythe 120mm fans - just announced
Replies: 60
Views: 34845

Felger Carbon wrote:You can see the high pitch for yourself:

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The motor support stays (from motor to frame) appear very aerodynamic in profile, compared to most other designs.
by Sooty
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Singing dancing cockatoo! (one for Bluefront)
Replies: 2
Views: 1532

Singing dancing cockatoo! (one for Bluefront)

Although Bluefront can forget it if he's still on dial-up :?

http://birdloversonly.blogspot.com/2007 ... dance.html
by Sooty
Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme
Replies: 45
Views: 34471

Thanks for the review. Will you be testing the Ultima-90?
by Sooty
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSUs that vent heat back into the case
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Re: PSUs that vent heat back into the case

Placid wrote:Many 120mm fan PSUs have vents to prevent back pressure and improve airflow over the components, particularly the SeaSonics that are popular here at SPCR, which have ample vents.
The latest revision S12's appear to have done away with any vents: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article753-page2.html
by Sooty
Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bluefront retirement case project....ideas.
Replies: 31
Views: 10227

Formula 1 wheel case. One large fan at the top (behind the spokes), blowing upwards/outwards, and wheel mounted 5mm off the ground for air to enter at the bottom. These wheels come up regularly on eBay. A very sexy lump of magnesium. 8)

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by Sooty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone FP33 –PWM or voltage control?
Replies: 2
Views: 1509

Silverstone FP33 –PWM or voltage control?

As per title. Can’t see it mentioned on their site.
by Sooty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Silverstone ultra-quiet thermal-control fans
Replies: 1
Views: 1420

New Silverstone ultra-quiet thermal-control fans

Browsing the Silverstone site for something else and noticed these. Anyone tried them yet?

Suscool 121 – 400~950rpm @ 31~60 ℃

Suscool 81 – 900~1750rpm @ 31~60 ℃
by Sooty
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolermaster Cosmos
Replies: 48
Views: 27174

It certainly looks flash, in a cool way. I'm not fully understanding the airflow in and around the HDD tower - maybe someone here can explain.
by Sooty
Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NoVibes III combined tray?
Replies: 7
Views: 2873

P150 tray is 130mm wide - just measured it.

anakintjc might want to contact NoVibes to see if they plan Sonata versions.
by Sooty
Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NoVibes III combined tray?
Replies: 7
Views: 2873

Das_Saunamies wrote:Measurements of Sonata HDD tray: 114mm wide, 93/125mm deep, 21/24mm high. Depth is for tray/tray+locking, height is for tray/tray+dent. Locking edge is 15mm from front.
I’m sure the P150/Solo trays are wider. 130mm, IIRC. The extra width is to accommodate the optional hdd suspension.
by Sooty
Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Infinity renamed... "Mugen"
Replies: 13
Views: 4023

It's MUGEN, as in the Honda tuners.

beaten to it - page didn't refresh.
by Sooty
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sudden [bee] colony collapse - what's causing it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5431

Transmissions from mobile (cell) phone masts, is one theory I've heard.
by Sooty
Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yahoo Photos closing down.
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Does this include the photos stored in Yahoo! Groups?
by Sooty
Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: 120mm fan recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 4542

The Eclipse is one of just a few cases that can be modded to take 140mm fans. In theory bigger fans can achieve a better cfm/dB ratio than smaller fans. A few companies make good 140’s including Yate Loon. Also add NoiseBlocker BlackSilent to your 120 short-list - tested by SPCR and found to be as...
by Sooty
Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja spotted
Replies: 106
Views: 73817

Launch date:

"Ninja Mini should be approximately launched in 4 to 6 weeks. If everything goes by plan in around 6 weeks you should be able to purchase it in UK.

Andreas Bunen - Marketing Manager
Scythe EU GmbH - Passion Inside Every Product & Person"
by Sooty
Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Steel Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

In the real World, where function favours form, I’d guess steel cases out-number alu versions by about 100-1. But spend time on OcUK case forum, and similar I-may-have-a-small-willy-but-I’ve-got-a-Lian-Li forums, and you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. :roll:
by Sooty
Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Price difference Antec Solo/NSK6000
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

I also remember the Sonata was once quoted as having 1mm thick panels, and now the Sonata III is 0.8mm according to Antec. 1mm on Antec’s spec sheet, correct, but it was only the internal bay areas, the rest was 0.7/0.8mm. (I don’t know anything about the MK3). Btw, I’ve corrected my previous...
by Sooty
Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Morpho - New Nexus case
Replies: 14
Views: 5142

So what's the relationship between Abbe and Soldam, because they're very similar style, including anodised insides.
by Sooty
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Price difference Antec Solo/NSK6000
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

The Solo is made of 1mm steel throughout, versus the NSK's 0.8mm. The Solo also has dampened panels, and air filter.
by Sooty
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Morpho - New Nexus case
Replies: 14
Views: 5142

Nice looking.......but. This case is designed exactly like so many others that were complete flops in the cooling department. Just how does Nexus expect enough air to enter the case through the small opening at the bottom of the front bezel? You have the PSU fan blowing out, the rear case fan blowi...
by Sooty
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Morpho - New Nexus case
Replies: 14
Views: 5142

Potential airflow problem: notice that there seems to be none at all in the top half of the case? There should be a second blue arrow on that first photo, because the PSU will suck airflow across the mobo and graphics card. Looks like I was wrong about Soldam, this site seems active: http://www3.so...
by Sooty
Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Morpho - New Nexus case
Replies: 14
Views: 5142

Very similar style to Soldam cases (Soldam went bust, IIRC).
by Sooty
Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Morpho - New Nexus case
Replies: 14
Views: 5142

Morpho - New Nexus case

Tiny ATX/MicroATX design, but being alu, no doubt more style than silence potential. http://www.nexustek.nl/morpho_premium_aluminum_pc_case.htm http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/1791/airflowci3.jpg http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/3090/mbbpo8.jpg http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/7770/morphoopen...
by Sooty
Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 II (new revision) - now widely available
Replies: 73
Views: 57336

Just a couple of 'tiny holes', so next to no warm air pumped back into the case. A good improvement over the current version 8)
by Sooty
Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacement feet for P150/Solo?
Replies: 6
Views: 2848

http://www.acoustiproducts.com/en/acoustifeet.asp

You can also find Sorbothane domed feet on eBay.
by Sooty
Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Computex 2007: Cases
Replies: 17
Views: 17443

If I'm seeing that Thermalright case right, the heatsinks look like the condenser on a window AC unit. You look at the fins too hard and they bend inward. You couldn't carry the things easily.......the pressure of your fingers will dent the fins. And look terrible......you can buy a little comb-lik...
by Sooty
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Computex 2007: Cases
Replies: 17
Views: 17443

http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/images/computex2007/silver1.jpg Hmm, Silverstone cases carrying ‘Scan’ logos. Scan is one of the UK’s largest hardware retailers, always stocking the full Silverstone range, plus exclusive offers on their kit. I’m guessing one has shares in the other. Mig...
by Sooty
Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 II (new revision) - now widely available
Replies: 73
Views: 57336

Greetings, An aside: this is a feature of the Antec Solo that I really like! You can flip the PSU around the way that it fits best... :o Turn the PSU upside down? That surely won't leave sufficiant room between PSU fan and the Solo's top panel? there is about ~1-2cm clearance on the top ... its har...
by Sooty
Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 II (new revision) - now widely available
Replies: 73
Views: 57336

Greetings, Shucks. So now the cables come out from the same side of the case for the whole family? Wished they kept it An aside: this is a feature of the Antec Solo that I really like! You can flip the PSU around the way that it fits best... :o Turn the PSU upside down? That surely won't leave suff...
by Sooty
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Name this case (I want to buy another!)
Replies: 12
Views: 3882

Failing that, and you still need a decent cheap case, you can't do much worse than the Antec NSK6000 (£30) :wink: