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by JVM
Mon Nov 17, 2003 2:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anybody try the Nexus "Real Silent" Case Fans yet?
Replies: 107
Views: 39873

The Nexus fan is only 1500 RPM at 12v. This makes it quieter than any other fan at 12v, but makes it a bit "iffy" for use as a CPU fan, and it doesn't move any air at 5v. I love this fan, but it would have a bit broader application if the speed at 12v were a little higher. But as a case fan , I kno...
by JVM
Mon Nov 17, 2003 2:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool - why high RPMs??
Replies: 18
Views: 3379

Re: 120mm Evercool - why high RPMs??

How did you connect the Evercool with that 3-4 pin connector? Evercool 3-pin female connector --> Fanmate 3-pin male connector Fanmate 3-pin female connector --> 3-pin male connector on the adapter 4-pin Molex on the adapter --> 4-pin Molex from PSU 3-pin RPM wire on the adapter --> MB fan header T...
by JVM
Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 89939

That's the only version I have ever seen. It's the M (medium) version. There is a difference with what is shown on: http://www.adpmods.com/xcart/customer/product.php?productid=265&cat=20&page=1 Notice the different spec for A Rated Output and also Noise Level compared to what I stated above: (Featu...
by JVM
Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 89939

I don´t know, I don´t think anyone has tested the L-fan. I think that the M version will be more quiet for all cfm levels. The only version I have found in the US is: EverCool FAN-AL12025B low noise case fan, Silver, Aluminum. Look at this outstanding case fan: an insurance for your system. Recomme...
by JVM
Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2x80mm quieter than one 120mm?
Replies: 28
Views: 12949

From what I've read here about the Nexus Real Silent Case Fan (80mm) running at 12 volts and 1500 RPM, it would appear to be fairly quiet. So would that fan running at 12 volts produce the same air flow or better than a 120mm fan running at 5 volts and about 1200 RPM?
by JVM
Sun Nov 16, 2003 6:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool - why high RPMs??
Replies: 18
Views: 3379

Elliot wrote:
Where did you get the 120mm Aluminum with a 3-pin connection?
Here. It's a Canadian shop.

Note that you can use 4-pin to 3-pin adapter to connect 4-pin fan to a Fanmate or rheobus.
The only 120mm Evercool Aluminum I have found in the USA is model AL12025B.
by JVM
Sat Nov 15, 2003 4:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool - why high RPMs??
Replies: 18
Views: 3379

Re: 120mm Evercool - why high RPMs??

How did you connect the Evercool with that 3-4 pin connector? Evercool 3-pin female connector --> Fanmate 3-pin male connector Fanmate 3-pin female connector --> 3-pin male connector on the adapter 4-pin Molex on the adapter --> 4-pin Molex from PSU 3-pin RPM wire on the adapter --> MB fan header T...
by JVM
Sat Nov 15, 2003 7:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool - why high RPMs??
Replies: 18
Views: 3379

Re: 120mm Evercool - why high RPMs??

Received my 120mm Evercool Aluminum fan today. Model EC12025M12CA. Plugged it in via Fanmate and 3-pin to 4-pin adapter with separate RPM connector ( picture ). Asus A7N8X-DX is the motherboard. According to Evercool site and the retail box, it's supposed to be 2000 RPM at 12V. Motherboard Monitor ...
by JVM
Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU fans facing down or to the rear
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

PSU fans facing down or to the rear

My question is what are the advantages and disadvantages of a PSU fan either 80mm or 120mm facing downward or to the rear. And how would it apply to a case with somewhat restricted air flow like a Sonata? Some of the PSU's I am particularly interested in are Nexus NX 3000, NX-3500, Seasonic Super To...
by JVM
Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 89939

Oh, thank you so much. What a simple solution. :) And thank you for the link. I very much appreciate the happy news. Bad news is they are out of stock. :( I'm sure you can find them in other places. Directron comes to mind and I'm sure there's plenty more as well. It's not a real problem since I ca...
by JVM
Fri Nov 14, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus NX-3500 SE
Replies: 16
Views: 4836

According to Kostik's review, I believe he said that after the unit speeds up it doesn't come down and stays at the higher RPM even when load is decreased. That's not exactly what the review says, I suspect Google didn't translate it correctly. I noticed that after running CPUBurn for a few minutes...
by JVM
Fri Nov 14, 2003 7:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 89939

Well I put back the Evercool into my case. This is what I found, the SOnata 120mm fan can be heard even at 5volts. Not so much air noise, but a sorta muted drone. It will always spin up even at under 5volts - at least mine does The Evercool has more turblence noise, but it also moves more air and h...
by JVM
Fri Nov 14, 2003 7:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus NX-3500 SE
Replies: 16
Views: 4836

when you say the Nexus 3500 is quiet under low load, can you define the range of what you mean by low load? And does temperature also play a factor here? I recent bought a Nexus 3500 and from what I know (the blurb on their website), the fan speed scales fairly linearly with load (W). Not sure how/...
by JVM
Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus NX-3500 SE
Replies: 16
Views: 4836

I'm currently reviewing this PSU. The review is not published yet, but I can already give you a few informations. The fan is a Yate-Loon D12SM-12, the fan controler is - from what I can tell - linear. Very low rpm when using an undervolted athlon XP, but gets very high when using the same CPU overc...
by JVM
Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 89939

GamingGod wrote:I 5v my 120mm antec fan and it is now inaudible unless you put ur ear right beside it
How did you 5 volt the Sonata fan? I know the Sonata has a 4-pin connection and Zalman's fanmate has 3-pin connections.
by JVM
Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Enermax 120mm -- three thumbs up!
Replies: 41
Views: 9722

Care to divulge your supplier? I just bought 40 on eBay from RDR Electronics. It cost me $50 for the fans and $49 for shipping. I've got a few spares so I was going to offer one to Wumpus for testing but he seems disinterested. Also, the 38mm fan width seems to cause him to convulse with some sort ...
by JVM
Thu Nov 13, 2003 1:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 89939

Well I put back the Evercool into my case. This is what I found, the SOnata 120mm fan can be heard even at 5volts. Not so much air noise, but a sorta muted drone. It will always spin up even at under 5volts - at least mine does The Evercool has more turblence noise, but it also moves more air and h...
by JVM
Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NoVibes or Zalman ZM-2HC1 Heatpipe
Replies: 40
Views: 11140

JVM wrote:
Thank you guys for pointing this out, I'll update my review with these informations. This is going to be the most thorough review of the ZM-2HC1 on the internet :).
And thank you, Kostik, your effort is much appreciated.
by JVM
Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NoVibes or Zalman ZM-2HC1 Heatpipe
Replies: 40
Views: 11140

Thank you guys for pointing this out, I'll update my review with these informations. This is going to be the most thorough review of the ZM-2HC1 on the internet :).
And thank you, Kostik, your effort is much appreciated.
by JVM
Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NoVibes or Zalman ZM-2HC1 Heatpipe
Replies: 40
Views: 11140

JVM, what I'm saying is that I didn't pay enough attention to this issue, and therefore cannot tell you more than what I wrote in the review. I have noticed that the seeks were a bit louder when using the ZM-2HC1 in a 5"1/4 bay than when the drive was suspended below the 3"1/2 cage. Now that this h...
by JVM
Thu Nov 13, 2003 6:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NoVibes or Zalman ZM-2HC1 Heatpipe
Replies: 40
Views: 11140

Every mounting type was tested for 24 hours, and with every mounting types seeks where inaudible from where I was standing. If they had been audible, I would have paid more attention to this issue. I'll test it again with a louder drive (I think I'll try a whiny IBM with no AAM) and report here. Ko...
by JVM
Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NoVibes or Zalman ZM-2HC1 Heatpipe
Replies: 40
Views: 11140

Kostik, did you try it with more than one drive? You really heard NO difference at all between the ZM-2HC1 and a real elastic suspension? I could actually feel the difference in vibration level with my fingers on the top of the case. With the elastic there is none, with the ZM, there is a bit. Mayb...
by JVM
Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NoVibes or Zalman ZM-2HC1 Heatpipe
Replies: 40
Views: 11140

Kostik's website can be easily translated using http://www.google.com/language_tools -- it does an OK job, maybe because kostic writes clean French. ;) Thanks, MikeC, for the link, and for your comments. The translation was pretty clean except for all that talk about "food". :wink: The review was v...
by JVM
Wed Nov 12, 2003 7:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NoVibes or Zalman ZM-2HC1 Heatpipe
Replies: 40
Views: 11140

I did a DIY suspension, much like the Novibes, should work just the same. The ZM-2HC1 by itself doesn't rattle, and it provides a good decoupling. There was no vibration transmitted to the case that I could feel. When you say there was no vibration transmitted to the case, are you comparing it with...
by JVM
Wed Nov 12, 2003 10:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I might have a line on SATA Spinpoints in the US
Replies: 53
Views: 13865

The noise attributes are identical when you check the specifications page on Samsung's website. 2.7 idle, 2.8 seek. SATA vs. PATA. Same. Does this lead us to any conclusions on whether AAM is enabled by default on SATA drives from Samsung, or not? Nope. During my conversation with Samsung technical...
by JVM
Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I might have a line on SATA Spinpoints in the US
Replies: 53
Views: 13865

You seem to be contradicting yourself. Samsung says AAM is enabled. This means the drives are set for quiet mode, correct? So why are you contacting them again? Just trying to get a second opinion? If it were that simple, the people at Samsung's technical support would have said so. The fact is the...
by JVM
Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I might have a line on SATA Spinpoints in the US
Replies: 53
Views: 13865

Looks like Samsung is following Seagate in regard to AAM management. Apparently the samsung SATA drives come with AAM enabled but the setting cannot be changed - just like in Seagate. I don't know what the setting is, but if it's set for Performance instead of Quiet, :roll: there is nothing you can...
by JVM
Mon Nov 10, 2003 6:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I might have a line on SATA Spinpoints in the US
Replies: 53
Views: 13865

Looks like Samsung is following Seagate in regard to AAM management. Apparently the samsung SATA drives come with AAM enabled but the setting cannot be changed - just like in Seagate. I don't know what the setting is, but if it's set for Performance instead of Quiet, :roll: there is nothing you can ...