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by NetTechie
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Anyone built a silent Silverstone FT02 watercooled rig?
Replies: 3
Views: 8712

Anyone built a silent Silverstone FT02 watercooled rig?

I've seen a lot of photos of people installing triple 180mm radiators in them at the bottom, with another 120mm radiator on the exhaust fan. Then installing a Koolance RP-452X2 bay reservoir with dual pumps mounted on it in serial for reliability. It looks like they use the variable speed PMP-450 pu...
by NetTechie
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Simple, very quiet water cooling for the following?
Replies: 11
Views: 15939

Re: Simple, very quiet water cooling for the following?

But I do have an almost silent machine (i5-3570K and gtx680). Even when under heavy load. So I did accomplish my goal. And as a side effect, it seems to be very cool. I just ordered a Silverstone FT02 case, and am considering water cooling for silent gaming. It looks like it can be done! Thanks for...
by NetTechie
Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo case missing drive rails?
Replies: 1
Views: 1086

*sigh* I found them! under the hard drive bays on the front. nice hiding spot!
by NetTechie
Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo case missing drive rails?
Replies: 1
Views: 1086

Solo case missing drive rails?

I just got my solo from newegg, and it appears to only have 6 drive rails for 4 drive bays. Each bay requires two rails... that leaves one bay without the white rails. There are only slots for 4 rails in the bottom of the case + 2 on 3.5" thing.... it appears to be built/sold w/o the last pair of ra...
by NetTechie
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Rubber dampeners on heatsinks?
Replies: 18
Views: 4004

Now thats a nifty trick! :)
by NetTechie
Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Rubber dampeners on heatsinks?
Replies: 18
Views: 4004

thejamppa wrote:Rubber cushion you can make from broken bike innertube or such. I will take pictures of ziptie attach bit later.
Cool idea, rubber inner tube. Lookin forward to the pics. :)
by NetTechie
Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I will never own an Antec P182... :(
Replies: 16
Views: 6114

Thank you admin, poll open! Cast your votes.
by NetTechie
Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I will never own an Antec P182... :(
Replies: 16
Views: 6114

Wow, 274 views on this thread already? Maybe we should put up a poll to see how many agree they'd never buy a case with a door. Admin?
by NetTechie
Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I will never own an Antec P182... :(
Replies: 16
Views: 6114

Holy crap! That's one huge tower, the CM Stacker (14 bays?!). Nah, I think that'd be overkill. The right angle cables would be an idea, except that I like access to the volume control for setting mic input levels. I change it when I'm gaming, depending on the game. So the door would always be open w...
by NetTechie
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Rubber dampeners on heatsinks?
Replies: 18
Views: 4004

thejamppa wrote:I used combination of Silicone washers and Zipties when I mounted 120 NCB-fan on Thermalright HR-01. It works surprisingly well by reducing fan vibrations almost 0.
Any pictures of your rig? I love the Ziptie idea! Where can I get such washers?
by NetTechie
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Rubber dampeners on heatsinks?
Replies: 18
Views: 4004

Where can I get these silicone/rubber cushions?
by NetTechie
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I will never own an Antec P182... :(
Replies: 16
Views: 6114

You said it yourself - it looks ugly without the door. Modifying cases by removing their doors they were designed with, or cutting big holes in the doors, do not generally render cosmetically appealing results. Hence, the desire for a case designed without any doors. What's wrong with the P150? The...
by NetTechie
Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I will never own an Antec P182... :(
Replies: 16
Views: 6114

I don't consider the Audigy 2 ZS Platinum a low end card, it retailed for $250+. But that's not important, as I want that bay unit, and my reasons aren't under scrutiny here I don't think. Removing the door really makes a case look like crap. I don't like that option. That would be my only choice at...
by NetTechie
Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I will never own an Antec P182... :(
Replies: 16
Views: 6114

I will never own an Antec P182... :(

I can't have a door on the front of the case, I run big 1/4" jack audio cables off the front from my Audigy 5.25" bay unit. Do you think there will ever be a P182 variant without the door? I like this case!

(I already went with a Solo/P150 because of the door issue).
by NetTechie
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: USA sources for Skythe Kama Flow fans?
Replies: 0
Views: 1102

USA sources for Skythe Kama Flow fans?

I can't seem to find the "Kama Flow". I found others on newegg, but not the ones reviewed. What are the good, supper silent Skythe fans in 92mm? I'm debating between Nexus and Skythe.
by NetTechie
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 92mm on Heatsink ok?
Replies: 2
Views: 1591

Thanks, I did a bit of looking around, and apparently the words in the review are more of a disclaimer. Nexus is a heatsink fan as much as any.
by NetTechie
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Rubber dampeners on heatsinks?
Replies: 18
Views: 4004

I'm looking how to isolate a fan on the Thermalright SI-97A. I think the wires that hold the fan onto the sink wont leave enough room for a rubber pad though. Has anyone experimented with this heat sink and isolation?

I'm glad to hear the rubber can take it though! :)
by NetTechie
Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Rubber dampeners on heatsinks?
Replies: 18
Views: 4004

Rubber dampeners on heatsinks?

Can this be done, or will they melt? How is fan isolation achieved on heatsinks?
by NetTechie
Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 92mm on Heatsink ok?
Replies: 2
Views: 1591

Nexus 92mm on Heatsink ok?

I read in this review that these aren't designed for high heat situations, like heatsinks. Is this really true? Can I use it on my Thermalright SI-97A heatsink? Will it fail prematurely?

If Nexus can't be used on heatsinks, what 92mm fan is popular for this?
by NetTechie
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Where to buy Socket A Thermalright SI-97?
Replies: 8
Views: 3538

Thanks, I think I'm gonna get one from frozen cpu, they have very good resellerratings.com and are about the same as xoxide. Now to decide on a 92mm fan..... btw, Jab-Tech doesn't have the SI97A :( For any future readers of this thread, the link below was most helpful. http://www.google.com/products...
by NetTechie
Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Where to buy Socket A Thermalright SI-97?
Replies: 8
Views: 3538

Does the SI-97A work on a socket A? Thermalright doesn't say so on their web site, but I just noticed a retailer stating it will.
by NetTechie
Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Where to buy Socket A Thermalright SI-97?
Replies: 8
Views: 3538

Where to buy Socket A Thermalright SI-97?

Where can I find one of these? It appears the big retailers don't have them anymore. I am open to used as well. Where can I find unusual used components like this one?
by NetTechie
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to buy Evercase 4252? Or equiv?
Replies: 3
Views: 1585

Where to buy Evercase 4252? Or equiv?

Hey, newegg doesn't have these anymore. Is there another source for them?

If not, what other silent cases are popular now?

Thanks!
by NetTechie
Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Your PC uses how many Kilowatts per month?
Replies: 12
Views: 4226

Your PC uses how many Kilowatts per month?

Using Kill-A-Watt I'm going to try to determine the Kilowatts my system uses per month... has anyone else done this? If so, how many does your system use per 24 hours average?
by NetTechie
Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is it safe to have PSU fan fixed at 5v?
Replies: 17
Views: 3654

MonsterMac wrote:its really tough to say either way if it's safe, only way is to test it and see how it does.
Will my indicator that it's not doing ok be the computer terminates itself and all it's components?
by NetTechie
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is it safe to have PSU fan fixed at 5v?
Replies: 17
Views: 3654

Is it safe to have PSU fan fixed at 5v?

I modded my Fortron Source FSP350-60PN with an aluminum evercool 120mm, running the power for it out of the psu into the case (3pin connection). I also soldered on a 3 pin header to the psu fan power, and ran that out of the psu (so optionally I can run the fan off the psu fan control if I want). Ri...
by NetTechie
Sun Jun 27, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Bluetooth, ultimate silence solution?
Replies: 31
Views: 12167

Edward Ng wrote:Yeah; remember the, "warm," reception we gave xg2004?
Inside joke? what?

*edit*
Ah, I get it... lol. Thankfully this thread did not take that route. Yet.. :P
by NetTechie
Sun Jun 27, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Bluetooth, ultimate silence solution?
Replies: 31
Views: 12167

Hey, maybe there should be a forum here dedicated to only true hardcore silent cooling? :idea: Err, I think the entire place already is.... Well... not everyone on this forum is willing to dig an 8 foot hole and weld a watercooling system onto a huge tank and burry it. That's hardcore. Just padding...
by NetTechie
Sun Jun 27, 2004 1:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Bluetooth, ultimate silence solution?
Replies: 31
Views: 12167

Along similar lines: BladeRunner's "Bomb" . Be sure to read the rest of the article too, its full of very cool homebrew WC'ing stuff. While you're at it, give his site a visit: Zero fan Zone . He pops in here at SPCR every once in awhile. Hey, maybe there should be a forum here dedicated to only tr...