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by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?
Replies: 13
Views: 5721

Re: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?

Thanks, this PWM discussion has really helped. As for replacement fans, looks like there is another 180mm fan available... for cheap! Wonder how well it works at silencing? http://www.frozencpu.com/products/19476/fan-1231/Akasa_180mm_x_25mm_Crystal_Clear_Cooling_Fan_5186_CFM_150_dBA_AK-F1825SM.html?...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?
Replies: 13
Views: 5721

Re: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?

Basically there is no point to order PWM versions of the 180mm fans then, just get one of these handy devices and it essentially does the same exact thing.
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommended Fan Controller?
Replies: 4
Views: 2658

Re: Recommended Fan Controller?

Neat, I watched the videos. Just a random idea, you could get the 3.5 inch drive bay version, mount it inside on a hard drive bay, and leave it switched to PWM mode. The 3.5 inch drive bay version only would do three fans though. Maybe switch it to PWM mode, and mount it in the 5.25 inch bay without...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?
Replies: 13
Views: 5721

Re: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?

Interesting, and complicated. Safe bet would be use all the same brand fans, so the PWM signal isn't different. Since all the fans currently are 3 pin, my cpu fans, my 180mm case fans, I think I might be better off getting a fan controller. The controller you linked looks cool though. Maybe there is...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?
Replies: 13
Views: 5721

Re: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?

Neat, I didn't stumble on that SATA adapter!

Ok, so only one PWM fan is needed then, to supply the RPM signal, then the rest can be 3 pin?
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?
Replies: 13
Views: 5721

Re: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?

So if I connect a PWM fan to the CPU_FAN header, it can control it's speed? Like one of these: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16104/fan-1008/Phobya_180mm_x_25mm_G-Silent_18_Black_Edition_PWM_Fan_-_900_RPM_79123.html?tl=g36c15s1500 Or maybe three, with this thing? http://www.frozencpu.com/products...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?
Replies: 13
Views: 5721

Re: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?

I have a question... if I connect a PWM fan to the CPU_FAN header on my motherboard, will it allow me to control the speed? I couldn't control it with 3 pin fans. I had to use the Chasis fan header. Is this why the 3 pin fans don't adjust when connected to the CPU_FAN header? Are the 180mm fans PWM ...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?
Replies: 13
Views: 5721

Re: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?

Cool to know it is a good fan. I read the review of the FT02, and it didn't seem to mention much in the department of fan complaints. I'll check out the Phobia's as well. I ordered a fan controller, to down their voltage a bit. The fan controller I ordered is the Lamptron FC5 V2. It lets you display...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommended Fan Controller?
Replies: 4
Views: 2658

Re: Recommended Fan Controller?

Just bumped into another fan controller, looks pretty nice. The Lamptron FC5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY66Klwpofw About the same price, Newegg has it. Does 4 fans though. Edit: I canceled my order above on ebay, and ordered the Lamptron, as it supports 30w per channel apparently. That's enoug...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-22, how to mount a second fan?
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Re: Thermalright HR-22, how to mount a second fan?

Or, which is what I did... is order the ones for the other heatsinks. I got the ones "For MUX-120 series ( including True Spirit), VenomousX series, Arrow series, HR-02, Archon, and Shaman". Maybe they'll work. :?
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?
Replies: 13
Views: 5721

Silverstone FT02 180mm fans, are there better ones?

I ordered a Silverstone FT02 case, but I have my doubts about any fan included with a case. They usually are sub-par. How about these? Are they any good?

Is there a good 180mm fan you would recommend, to replace them with?

I can't buy any at the store (I checked), so I would have to order them.
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommended Fan Controller?
Replies: 4
Views: 2658

Re: Recommended Fan Controller?

Well, I decided to order this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Scythe-KM03-BK- ... 3a884dc653

I'm still interested in feedback on fan controllers, in case I missed something. I could return it if so.
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-22, how to mount a second fan?
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Re: Thermalright HR-22, how to mount a second fan?

I guess, if there is no other option, I could always zip tie it on.
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommended Fan Controller?
Replies: 4
Views: 2658

Recommended Fan Controller?

I wanted to order a Scythe model that shows fan RPM's, but it seems they are out of stock. I could get one on ebay new, but I'm wondering maybe something better has been invented? Any recommendations?
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11308

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

The heatsinks I would have liked to use are the big ones with two grilles and fans in between, but unfortunately I got high profile ram with heatsinks on them so I can't fit a big cooler. I love the ram, works great, but it blocks these bigger coolers. It looks like my only other option would be a d...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-22, how to mount a second fan?
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Thermalright HR-22, how to mount a second fan?

The review mentions it worked well with a second fan. However, what fan mount brackets work on this heatsink? Does the HR-02 fan mounting kit work with the HR-22? I could fit a second fan on it, because the case I ordered is the Silverstone FT02, and has a huge space behind the motherboard. Enough r...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11308

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

[...] Running an AMD-CPU does not help regarding heat and power consumption, heat-wise you'd be far better of with any modern Intel CPU. Wow, I didn't know that. Too late now. I know one thing, it gets unreliable at 65c or so, which seems a lot lower than intel CPU's. I don't care how hot stuff get...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11308

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

I edited my previous post a little bit, with some wattage details. But to cool your passive ATI's you'll need some air flow anyhow, so no-noise computing is out of reach here. RPMs of your case fans will strongly depend on the necessary cooling throughput needed to keep your passive FirePros in chec...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11308

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

As it stands I don't know, I game, and it sure heats up my 8 core 4ghz AMD. I don't think I could have too much cooling for it, even though I don't have any plans to overclock. At 65c it starts causing lockups, so it has to stay cool. I want it as silent as possible. Power consumption or a hint a w...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How to mount a second fan on Thermalright Macho Rev. A?
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: How to mount a second fan on Thermalright Macho Rev. A?

Awesome! I had no idea you could get these nice kits. Thanks.
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11308

Re: Best Heatsink, without a budget?

I mean, no budget, as in no limit to spending. Edit: Revised post title to cost not a consideration. Sorry, I was reading in the subway, on small screen. Did not catch the idea... :D So, you are looking for the "best performance at any price" = the most silent at any price. Correct? Correct. The Ma...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11308

Re: Best Heatsink, without a budget?

Thermaltake Frio with 2 fans. Are we talking about silence or cooling capacity? I know it has a lot more mass, so it must cool better than a smaller heatsink. But if we are comparing it to the Macho HR-02 and Scyth Mugen 4, I doubt it would compare. I just happen to be able to get it locally. My qu...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11308

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

I'm gravitating a little towards the Thermalright HR22. It looks pretty nicely made. But performance in the review was not as good as a Macho HR-02. Any thoughts?
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11308

Re: Best Heatsink, without a budget?

For everything else: Even if the FRIO had 3 fans, that does tell you nothing about actual cooling performance nor does it tell you something about the noise this cooler will make while performing. For further reading check out our recommended heatsink section. I fan mod all my heatsinks, at least h...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11308

Re: Best Heatsink, without a budget?

Pappnaas wrote:If you have NO budget, you have to stick to stock cooler.

That ends your question right on the spot.
Umm, I must have phrased this in a confusing way :(

I mean, no budget, as in no limit to spending.

Edit: Revised post title to cost not a consideration.
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How to mount a second fan on Thermalright Macho Rev. A?
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

How to mount a second fan on Thermalright Macho Rev. A?

I read the review and it seemed this heatsink really performed with two fans. However, how do you mount a second fan on it? It doesn't come with the mounting brackets. Can they be ordered from Thermalright?
by NetTechie
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11308

Re: Best Heatsink, without a budget?

If your choice is first driven by the budget, you should give your max. And try to stick to it. My budget is a enough to buy a water cooling setup. Lets say $500, to be on the low side. Hehe. Wonder how many heatsinks I could buy with that. :shock: What heatsink would you recommend, without having ...
by NetTechie
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11308

Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

Everyone seems to talk about "Oh, this heatsink is your best value". I don't mind spending the money to buy a water cooling setup to silence things, but I'm scared of leaks. Heatsinks in comparison seem very cheap. However, which one is the best performer, not the best value? I'm confused by all the...
by NetTechie
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:01 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...