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by Aleksi
Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SU430 (NSK6500 PSU) fan swap [56k]
Replies: 17
Views: 20219

Hi Peterson, thanks for the nice reply! :) If you look at the picture with the new fan mounted, you can see the parts where you put the fan screws is lower than the rest of the PSU casing. So if I had used stick type fan mounts the frame of fan would still touch the metal casing. I thought about usi...
by Aleksi
Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SU430 (NSK6500 PSU) fan swap [56k]
Replies: 17
Views: 20219

Felger... Yes I forgot that, good point. Now it seems just like all the other nonsense without meaning posted on SPCR time to time. I swapped the the original fan out of there, because... - The noise signature for the fan was not very pleasant - It was a high speed fan that created a bit too much no...
by Aleksi
Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SU430 (NSK6500 PSU) fan swap [56k]
Replies: 17
Views: 20219

Hi qviri, you're right, that would have been a perfect idea. Just realised that...:lol: My original plan was to use a proper drill and movable drill bench at work to carve the front plate so, that I would have ended up with just a thin frame. However I realised that the bench would have probably inf...
by Aleksi
Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU modding tutorials/pictorials
Replies: 31
Views: 56792

a link to a fan swap for a Antec SU380 (Seasonic) PSU.

viewtopic.php?p=307817#307817

and also for the Seasonic S12II 380W

viewtopic.php?p=353292#353292
by Aleksi
Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SU430 (NSK6500 PSU) fan swap [56k]
Replies: 17
Views: 20219

SU430 (NSK6500 PSU) fan swap [56k]

Hello, instead of clogging up the PSU modding sticky I decided to post this in its own thread (although this will be linked to the sticky). I did a fan swap for the PSU that came with the NSK6500. It's a 430W version of the PSU shown in the SPCR review of the Antec NSK2400. EDIT: I kept talking abou...
by Aleksi
Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yet Another Wonderful Fan (YAWF): whoopee
Replies: 24
Views: 9236

Jaganath... that is a surprising question from a person who has taken part in various fan, blade design etc discussions, but to put it shortly: an enclosure creates a certain resistance to an airflow, so fans need pressure capability to work with the enclosure resistance. And got confirmation, the S...
by Aleksi
Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yet Another Wonderful Fan (YAWF): whoopee
Replies: 24
Views: 9236

The Noctua fan is not even remotely aerodynamically correct. Yes, it works in free air, but it is USELESS in an enclosure.
by Aleksi
Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yet Another Wonderful Fan (YAWF): whoopee
Replies: 24
Views: 9236

Hi guys, Felger, the NMB is not really a new fan. Scythe just bought some surplus (that's actually just a guess, but having information about the NMB-MAT valueline production schedules on the particular spec it seems they are surplus) and are selling them in their Scythe labeled plastic bags. Minebe...
by Aleksi
Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Troubleshoot Panaflo 80L
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

Hi Peter, what's the code on the fan label? 1BX, 1A, 1AJ etc? Only 1BX has the tacho (IIRC), the others mean the third wire (yellow) is either locked rotor, possible locked rotor or not used. Although, I've had a surplus 80L1BX from Germany which is supposed to have tacho, but didn't work (gee, wond...
by Aleksi
Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Heads up! World's biggest fan round-up on its way!
Replies: 19
Views: 6538

However, the question for us is whether all 120x25mm fans with 7 blades have the same rpm-to-airflow relationship. In other words, does every 120x25mm fan with 7 blades have the same airflow at 500, 1000 and 2000 rpm? No, not between different fans. You have to consider both airflow and pressure. B...
by Aleksi
Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where in the UK can I get stealth covers for the Antec Solo?
Replies: 7
Views: 3093

Hi,

one option is to remove the original face plate of the DVD drive and use double sided tape or similar to slap on the actual Solo bay cover.

Google for "stealth CD plate" or similar and you'll get the idea. I also used this technique with my HTPC (in my sig).

BR,
Aleksi
by Aleksi
Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Basiq, any info?
Replies: 0
Views: 1382

Antec Basiq, any info?

Hi guys,

browsing at the Antec website I took a closer look at the Antec Basiq power supplies. Anyone have any experiences with these?

Definately looks like a rebadged Fortron (80mm HLC series)
by Aleksi
Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new rig, CPU help appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

Hi stromgald,

bugger, the Seagate drivers have the best price / size ratio over here. OK, will check the WD SE16 and Samsung HDDs.

Thanks for the reply! :)
by Aleksi
Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new rig, CPU help appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

Hi darthan and thanks for the reply. I didn't even realise the power dissipation is THAT low with Cool N Quiet. Interesting. Probably looking at the 3800+ X2 then. I've been eyeing at some Thermalright, Scythe and Noctua heatsinks. Good chances of passive operation atleast at some usage levels, but ...
by Aleksi
Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new rig, CPU help appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

Time for a new rig, CPU help appreciated

Hi guys and girls, well, it's that time of the decade. I'm finally getting a new comp :) Been browsing SPCR forums and some reviews in order to get parts together, the main problem is the processor. Instead of waiting for Core 2 Duo motherboards (more models and lower prices) I'm probably going down...
by Aleksi
Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Panaflo M1A Fan or Vantec Stealth?
Replies: 5
Views: 2371

Isn't the Super Silencer the model with the 80mm fan? Panaflos are 80x25mm so they will fit. The code in the end (1A, 1J, 1BX) indicates different options like tacho signal, locked rotor etc etc. (ShadowKnight was probably thinking about the 120x38mm Panaflo?) Anyways, it seems your PSU ramps up so ...
by Aleksi
Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK3300: A Mini-P180?
Replies: 82
Views: 59786

MikeC / Devon, A bit off-topic, but... I presume you have some insight, or atleast you might know the Antec people's thoughts, on the NSK cases so I'd like to ask you something. The NSK3300 has 2 * 92mm intake fans, NSK4400 has 1 * 80mm fan and the NSK6500 has 2 * 92mm intake fans. Was there any rea...
by Aleksi
Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU modding tutorials/pictorials
Replies: 31
Views: 56792

Hello, it's recommended to read the forum stickies before posting IN the stickies :lol: Your question about the 3-pin to 2-pin adapter is already discussed in this thread. Also, one of the stickies say "adding your location to your profile will help people pointing out good places to shop for the su...
by Aleksi
Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 1750rpm from 1500rpm fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 2279

Altitude doesn't affect a fan's rotational speed in anyway. A fan spins according to a certain frequency, defined by it's electronics. Basicly saying that is like saying "my 2.0GHz Celeron runs at 2.2GHz by itself when I take it to higher altitude". Altitude doesn't affect a fan's airflow in anyway....
by Aleksi
Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo L1A vs. L1BX
Replies: 5
Views: 2462

The RPM monitoring is the difference. However, I really don't agree with GHz, that's quite a generalisation. Yes, the tacho monitoring usually adds noise, but it can range from non-existent to unpleasant. With Panaflos it depends on how the RPM is monitored, does the fan have a hall-sensor or does i...
by Aleksi
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus Real Silent vs Scythe S-FLEX - what is more quiet?
Replies: 14
Views: 5855

MikeC, few words about the bearing... the term Fluid Dynamic Bearing seems to be used quiet loosely these days. Wonder why...? :roll: The key to making a FDB work properly is precision. Panaflo / NMB-MAT have it, that's why the Panaflo FDB is a long life bearing / fan, even at high temperatures. In ...
by Aleksi
Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A new SilenX fan, this one 1.5" deep "11dBA"
Replies: 11
Views: 3458

Felger, I probably should have been clearer. Tacho has nothing to do with the type of switching. As a general rule the FB fans have soft edge switching, with or without tacho. Yes, fans that were/are made to OEMs can have hard edge switching, for example the 80L1BX. But as usual, the OEM models are ...
by Aleksi
Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A new SilenX fan, this one 1.5" deep "11dBA"
Replies: 11
Views: 3458

You're using a specific manufacturer's specific models as a basis for explaining how tacho works, sounds and what kind of switching it forces? I would understand that (well, not actually, but lets pretend I would) but on top of that, you didn't get what Dorothy wrote. All Panaflo FB fans use soft ed...
by Aleksi
Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 80mm Fan <= $5
Replies: 5
Views: 3634

Japan made Panaflos are not made anymore. There is nothing wrong with China made Panaflos. That is simply not true. The problem is you're buying surplus stock. If you buy them new, they are very good. Some that I have, like China 4G 80L1A is simply excellent. Like I posted in another thread, even if...
by Aleksi
Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Foamed Antec 3700
Replies: 11
Views: 6914

Hi,

I have a funny feeling the OP is either finnish or swedish. That soundproofing mat is from Biltema (I think the HTPC link in my sig has some info about it) which is good, but doesn't come with glue pre-installed. However you've done a pretty nice job with it.

Nice looking setup! :)
by Aleksi
Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fluid Dynamic Bearing in a Fan from Sony???
Replies: 6
Views: 2076

No it's not the type of FDB they use with HDDs. The Sony FDB (made for Sony AFAIK) is not like the Panaflo FDB (Panaflo and Minebea invented it and patented it, both in hard drives and fans). Proper FDB requires precision (Panaflo FDB precision is <50 atoms IIRC) and this is something only NMB-MAT (...
by Aleksi
Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: cheap 80mm panaflo on ebay
Replies: 9
Views: 2949

Hi, I personally will take a proper Panaflo over any other 80mm fan (simply because I have had and have good Panaflos), but as you're in the north America it makes finding non-surplus Panaflos a pain in the butt. EDIT: well, like I said, Digikey is mainly OK. So, I guess the next option would be to ...
by Aleksi
Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: cheap 80mm panaflo on ebay
Replies: 9
Views: 2949

If you believe the picture, the model is FBA0812L1J and it was made in the year 2000. That is an OEM model (1J), which means it is very likely a surplus fan, rejected by an OEM (smashed in transit etc etc. Yes, the fan may appear to be physically OK, but the fluid bearing is easily smashed). So, no,...
by Aleksi
Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A new quiet 120mm ceramic fan from the EU
Replies: 1
Views: 1256

It's nice that companies bring out ceramic bearing fans. It would be even more sweeter if these companies would actually be able to do it with the precision ceramics require. Minebea is the only one with the manufacturing process that enables to do a proper ceramic ball bearing and even they will no...
by Aleksi
Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How do Antec Tricool's change their speed?
Replies: 17
Views: 5723

It can be either what Moritz explained, or it can directly effect the switching electronics. Similar to the thermistor in the Globe fans (apparently).

An individual PWM circuit is out simply due to the cost, also altering the coil windings is usually not the easiest way of doing.