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by Aleksi
Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The playground Sonata
Replies: 17
Views: 18889

tay wrote:Nice rig! Your wiring convinced me that a T-balancer or similar device is not in my near future (unless manufacturers stop making PWM controllable fan headers).
Thanks... I guess I have some cable management to do if the pictures turned you away from T-Balancer. :lol:
by Aleksi
Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The playground Sonata
Replies: 17
Views: 18889

The playground Sonata

Hi guys Ever since I wrote about my PSU modding, I knew I would have to get some pictures of my work. Well now I finally got myself to do it. Only problem is, that all the pictures I took of my PSU were messed up by my cheap camera's crappy flash. But, I'll try to get those pictures re-taken and I'l...
by Aleksi
Wed Jan 26, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Analogue t-balancer available in the UK!
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

However, from the description (and the price, which is identical) I don't think the analog one is a digital + hub, I would assume it is a slightly redesigned version that has the analog sensor equipment onboard. I could be wrong though...! This is from the KustomPC's product description: Package co...
by Aleksi
Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: t-balancer question
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

well, my analog hub was fine after all... I had a broken cabel attached from the hub to the T-Balancer.

Frank, I have HORRIBLE camera, but I've taken some pictures of my system and the PSU mods. I'll try to post them as soon as I get my work done.
by Aleksi
Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Analogue t-balancer available in the UK!
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

Hi guys The digital version has four digital sensors and the analog version has the hub and four analog sensors, but no digital sensors. The analog sensors react instantly to temperature changes, but the digital sensors take a longer time to reach the actual temperature. If I remember correctly, mCu...
by Aleksi
Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: t-balancer question
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

hi guys Frank: Thank you! I did not get many responses to my thread and thought people were not interested. But I must say, it has been a thrill seing how system cooling adjustments affect the PSU and other temperatures. Peterson: Heh, my swedish is not so good. I'm a typical finn! :wink: Anyway, I ...
by Aleksi
Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: t-balancer question
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

Re: t-balancer question

Hi Frank if you read the PSU section, you can find a thread I made. I had Fortron FSP300-60PN(PF) to start with. I swapped the fan to a Papst and took the fan header outside the PSU. I also attached one digital sensor in to the PSU's main heatsink. So compared to their price, the savings would be ar...
by Aleksi
Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Crazy 1 fan cooling setup, and it works! [REV. 2]
Replies: 10
Views: 6390

Hi Nici Crazy, but seems effective... :shock: Unless your computer burns down in a few days, I have to say you've done a good job. On the electronics issue, I'm graduating as an engineer in a month and I must say, that the more I deal with electronic devices, the more scared I get to modify them. :o...
by Aleksi
Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Confused about fan connections and control options
Replies: 9
Views: 2791

Hi My questions are: 1. for the Nexus fans, do they *need* to be connected to the PSU fan connectors, or will they get enough power if only connected to the mobo? Yes they will get enough power if you connect them to the motherboard. But keep in mind, that not all motherboard fan connectors are able...
by Aleksi
Mon Jan 10, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 63487

Hi guys Could you please my thread over at the PSU section http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=17983&sid=0860363648f6aaefb7faca5039db830b To make it short, I have placed one digital sensor inside my PSU (not the semipassive kit). So far the readings have been very realistic (55-70C). IM...
by Aleksi
Mon Jan 10, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Temps after FSP300-60PN(PF) fan swap [UPD: T-BALANCER MOD]
Replies: 17
Views: 7712

Re: Fortron temp readings (upd: T-Balancer experiments &

... I got myself a T-Balancer this week. After getting used to the controller, I also decided to place on digital sensor in the PSU heatsink..... You might want to read this thread about T-Balancer . There's seem to be some issue with digital temp probe. Hi As far as I can tell, the problems descri...
by Aleksi
Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Temps after FSP300-60PN(PF) fan swap [UPD: T-BALANCER MOD]
Replies: 17
Views: 7712

Thoughts on running the PSU semipassive and on what I wrote would be appreciated. Or is this all "been there, done that" information?
by Aleksi
Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Temps after FSP300-60PN(PF) fan swap [UPD: T-BALANCER MOD]
Replies: 17
Views: 7712

Re: Fortron temp readings (upd: T-Balancer experiments &

Hi guys A little update... When I started I had the CPU fan blowing in to the cooler. Well just for the fun of it, I changed it so that it would suck from the cooler. The CPU temps stayed pretty much the same, but I got idle ~3C drop and load ~5C drop in the PSU heatsink temp. I'm guessing this is b...
by Aleksi
Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Temps after FSP300-60PN(PF) fan swap [UPD: T-BALANCER MOD]
Replies: 17
Views: 7712

Fortron temp readings (upd: T-Balancer experiments & tem

Hi guys I thought I'd post a little update. I got myself a T-Balancer this week. After getting used to the controller, I also decided to place on digital sensor in the PSU heatsink. The digital sensor is now placed 1cm above the Fortron fan control circuit's sensor. This way I can control the fan al...
by Aleksi
Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Airflow in Sonata with a bottom feeding PSU?
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Well, I forgot to mention that I've covered the Antec holes on the sides and I've done a little mod to the front bezel, that opens it up a little better. The problem with the side vents is, that it gathers a lot of dust inside the case. That (and the escaping noise) were the main reason why I did th...
by Aleksi
Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Airflow in Sonata with a bottom feeding PSU?
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Airflow in Sonata with a bottom feeding PSU?

Hi guys I got myself a mCubed T-Balancer a few days ago. I've been experimenting with different airflow amounts and I've come to the conclusion, that there is really something wrong with my setup. Running case fans in different configurations just seem to make my PSU fan ran faster. The starting poi...
by Aleksi
Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Temps after FSP300-60PN(PF) fan swap [UPD: T-BALANCER MOD]
Replies: 17
Views: 7712

Hi Jan I also got one black 120mm Glacialtech Silentblade. Maybe even quieter than the Nexus, but only time will tell how the bearings last. Delivered airflow is IMO a bit less? The Papst I swapped in to the Fortron delivers 55CFM while the Nexus / Glacialtech delivers around ~38CFM. So if used in a...
by Aleksi
Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Temps after FSP300-60PN(PF) fan swap [UPD: T-BALANCER MOD]
Replies: 17
Views: 7712

Temps after FSP300-60PN(PF) fan swap [UPD: T-BALANCER MOD]

upHi guys I bought a Fortron 300W FSP300-60PN(PF) a few months ago. Tonight I got the planned fan swap finally done. I changed the original Yate Loon fan (70CFM, ball bearing) to a Papst 4412F/2GL (55CFM, Sintec double ball bearing, 1600RPM). I mounted the fan with rubber grommets (the rubber sticks...
by Aleksi
Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Fortron-source Blue Storm series
Replies: 19
Views: 7240

But i don't think that noiseblocker gets too hot, this new ATX v1.3 PSU produces much less heat because it has a better efficiency. 76-80% vs. 65-68%. This mean big difference. I tried this PSU at the shop and haven't noticed that the fan were too slow or not provided enough air delivery. Anyway ov...
by Aleksi
Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GlacialTech SilentBlade - new contender on 120 mm market?
Replies: 81
Views: 33407

I'm getting one of these fans sometime this or next week. I'll write about expressions here. But, I did get a chance to test it at my friend's house. I did NOT have a comparison fan (Nexus), but when running the Silentlblade at 12V, I thought it actually pushed less air then Nexus. Also, the only no...
by Aleksi
Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Fortron-source Blue Storm series
Replies: 19
Views: 7240

I'm thinking about buying a normal fortron blue storm 350W model and replacing the fan with a nexus 120mm,put the wiring outside and connect it there to a molex so the fan will always spin at 1000 rpm. Would this be a good idea? Well, in my opinion, you can replace PSU fan with the Nexus directly. ...
by Aleksi
Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Fortron-source Blue Storm series
Replies: 19
Views: 7240

I don't know. I saw this version in the shop and it had a noiseblocker SX1 cooler. http://www.noiseblocker.de/shop/de_DE/produkt/id_is_70897_and_angebot.html Ah, those are the Noiseblocker modified Fortrons. Those units have a different fan, usually the SX1 (30-40CFM, don't remember) or SX2 / SX2 P...
by Aleksi
Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me choose a fan controller
Replies: 35
Views: 14961

PWM DOESN'T play nicely with Panaflo fans. If you have a Panaflo fan, I recommend against using a PWM-based fan controller. I've never heard this before. Speedfan uses PWM to control fan speeds. Speedfan controls the two Panaflos in my rig without any problems. I haven't heard anyone complaining ab...
by Aleksi
Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata intake and HDD-area mod
Replies: 0
Views: 1059

Sonata intake and HDD-area mod

Hi guys I recently modded my Antec Sonata's front bezel. I opened up the front intake areas with a dremel and also installed a filter in the plastic bezel. After the filter there was no need for the Sonata's own plastic filter. The filter I installed is the used in kitchen air conditioners above the...
by Aleksi
Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Akasa Paxpower 460W / Qtechnology 460W / Antec Phantom
Replies: 3
Views: 1775

Hi Q-Tec and Q-Technology are NOT the same... Q-Tec is definately a no-no. Q-Technologys are in my understanding very good and quiet PSUs. I have no idea about the Phantom, but I really must urge you not to buy the Akasa Paxpoer 460. I bought it some months. At first was very pleased at it, but thou...
by Aleksi
Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help on further case silencing
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Actually, the Nexus fans are running @ 5V. I'm building a thermistor controlled fan controller for them, at some point. But for now, they are fixed at that voltage. The graphics gards DOES have the Zalman heatsink ZM80D-HP. I'm running it without a fan, because the other Nexus is taking air in very ...
by Aleksi
Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Idea for modding Fortron FSP300
Replies: 44
Views: 36747

Hi guys I wrote about my "problem" in my first post here. Put I thought this thread would be more appropriate for it. I have a Antec Sonata that has two Nexus 120mm fans @ 5V. One for intake, second for exhaust. My rig is Athlon 3000+, 768mb, 80gb IBM and 160gb Maxtor, LG DVD-burner and a Geforece 4...
by Aleksi
Mon Dec 06, 2004 12:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help on further case silencing
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Need help on further case silencing

Hello everyone! This is my first post here, so I thought I would post some info about my system and how I got addicted to PC silencing. It all started yearly this year, when after burning my motherboard, I also decided to order new case for myself. After reading reviews for Nexus Breeze and Antec So...