Ralf Hutter wrote:
I put some silicon strips under my L1BX to see if that would help quiet things down at all and could hear absolutely no difference.
I didn't think it made any difference either, but after using isolators all over my case it seems like it should. I can't feel any additional vibrations either
When you reverse the CPU fan it cools like absolute shit! I've tried it. Even at 12V it's way lamer than blowing down at 5V and by then the fan is a screamer anyway. No way this is a workable solution for a Thermalright or Swiftech heatsink.
Thanks, my system is so low power that I can tell reversing the fan is worse, but I hadn't realised it made that much of a difference.
I've never tried it with a Zalman 7000 because I don't know how to make the fan turn backwards. Guess I could go to the southern hemisphere and it would go backwards down there, right?
. Something about the Coriolis Effect, IIRC?
, y'know on a related topic I'll bet a fan turning in the same direction as that effect would turn slightly easier. I just checked my toilet flush though and we're cool, counter-clockwise, the same as the fans in front of me turn facing downwards.
In my setup, both fans are turning so darn slow that I doubt they're interfering much with each other anyway.
that makes sense. His focus was the 120mm PSU fan and 120mm case fan competing along with the CPU fan. I'm sure there's a point where the competing really starts to make a difference. Another effect is that cold air coming in from the bottom and sides of the heatsink instead of the top that messes everything up. I knew it made a big difference, but hadn't realised it was that big.
Check this out: Last night I went in to turn off my system off before i went to bed but I had already turned it off. This morning when I woke up I went in to turn it back on and when I bent down to push the power button I noticed the power light was on. It was already running! So last night when I though it was already turned off, it was still running but it was so damn quiet I thought it was turned off!! This is no BS! To me that's the ultimate test because I know how quiet this thing is and it still fooled me.
Haha, it's a great feeling isn't it?
How long did it take you to cut that grill out? how much skill does that require?