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by Smoken Joe
Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MAX air flow - 120mm fan - quiet not as important
Replies: 8
Views: 3235

Looks like someone edited my earler post or server error. I will repeat. The panflow series can produce some high airflow and ramp down to low noise levels if you get a good sample. The Sanyo Denki San Ace 109R1212H1011 is good for high pressure but it has some 'chugging' noise even at low speed so ...
by Smoken Joe
Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MAX air flow - 120mm fan - quiet not as important
Replies: 8
Views: 3235

Well....you know this is "Silent"PCReview. Anyone who says noise is not important in any context is bound to make SPCR regulars angry. Questions should never result in a shout down - unless you just want to make everyone that cares about silent look ignorant. http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b388/...
by Smoken Joe
Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me choose a motherboard for an E6750
Replies: 6
Views: 2119

Look at the Abit IP35 or one of the Asus P35 chipsets. I have the Abit and it does a very good job of automatically under clocking/ under volting the CPU evan at default. With the small difference in price there is not much reason to get less than 800 DDR2 just avoid the over clocking memory as they...
by Smoken Joe
Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MAX air flow - 120mm fan - quiet not as important
Replies: 8
Views: 3235

If you need a high RPM Delta.....first off....you are on the wrong site. You probably want a site about puters that fly around like helicopters or overclocking a CPU until it's drawing 500 w and can roast a chicken in an hour. Finding a fan that runs at 3000 + rpm and makes the expected noise is re...
by Smoken Joe
Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright IFX-14 - a first review
Replies: 49
Views: 41206

I have this heatsink and it does work with semi passive to some extent I just got it so I have not done any quiet testing but it will continue to cool with only a case fan blowing at it even under heavy load. It is significantly better than my Thermalright Ultra. You can use a 120x38 I should have a...
by Smoken Joe
Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet dual opteron: how to?
Replies: 22
Views: 6026

Forgive me for not reading the whole thread. I am not going to get into the intel AMD debate but note one of the big issues with the first opterons were the chipsets. With more mature chipsets there should be far less intro issues. This is more of an evolution instead of a revolution as far as that ...
by Smoken Joe
Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Running Hot?
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

I think you know the answer already :) Try reapplying the water block. The rad could be bigger but it should not cause a problem for a barton.
by Smoken Joe
Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: is there a controller that controls cpu fan and case fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1677

tay wrote:The zalman zm mfc-1 may be what you are looking for.

Froogle link

Going into the bios can do this to and it is free.
by Smoken Joe
Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking to build a semi-quiet Athlon 64 System.
Replies: 12
Views: 3015

The Nforce 4 boards ave a lot going for them. Mine can easaly underclock with most of the fans off including the CPU or go very fast. Reasearch is a must as many memorys are not very compatable and most PSU's dont have enough juce to run them right clean 12 volt line is the new standard of power not...
by Smoken Joe
Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X800 XL = low power?
Replies: 14
Views: 3395

I was compairing between the pro and the XL the XL has 16 the pro has 12. http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2290&p=2 Right now the XL is more expensive than the 6800 GT which has more speed than the XL. the retail price is 300 here and the GT retail price is 400 though if you can live wi...
by Smoken Joe
Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X800 XL = low power?
Replies: 14
Views: 3395

Thanks Halcyon!Well that didn't look so good. The XT runs 100 MHz faster and consumes only 8 W more... :? It is more than just faster the xl has more pipelines too. I would not be suprised if you could undervolt it too if you were really trying to cut down on noise. I beleve the powercolor has an e...
by Smoken Joe
Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: DFI NF4 Motherboards
Replies: 102
Views: 67659

I now wish I got the VX yes the DFI board has the most options that I have seen on any board. Did you see the new opterons out 90nm 2.6 and see3 should not be too long before the 939s get this. I might upgrade when they come out.
by Smoken Joe
Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: DFI NF4 Motherboards
Replies: 102
Views: 67659

Hey nice to see other sith the board. You can just place a fan blowing on the chiset fan I have one of the nexus like 120 yate looms works perfet even with the heatsink off or very low when overclocking. Get good memory with this board or it will bite you though this is true of most of the new nforc...
by Smoken Joe
Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nforce4 plans - need clearance info & your thoughts.
Replies: 57
Views: 19487

There are some who have gotten the ultra d's to work in SLI at full speed. I have the DFI nforce4 board you should take a serious look at that one. Right now the CPU heat sink fan is off as well as the CPU fan with tems in the 30's. DFI also has a feature that allows you to program in your save and ...
by Smoken Joe
Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Oh no! A nightmare motherboard from Abit...!
Replies: 15
Views: 5606

Re: Market forces

Perhaps the overclockers actually asked for that nonsense? Not as absurd as it might seem it is a whole diffrent world for some many have one computer to use and one to overclock for benches. Take a look at this guys MB and all the fans he has on it I am sure he is not done :roll: http://img172.exs...
by Smoken Joe
Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 147798

Just wanted to report I got my 10 fans from tech gems after 1 week from ordering- this is good for my location newegg often takes longer. All fans working fine and 6 chaind together at full volts are still barly audible over brackground noise and the Zalman 7000 with the case open. Good noise to out...
by Smoken Joe
Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Oh no! A nightmare motherboard from Abit...!
Replies: 15
Views: 5606

I hope they are not as bad as the NB fan I could hear that one little fan in another room. It really is not a bad idea for overclockers but if history repeats they dont use the best fans no one can stand those for long. I am actualy thinking of some of the same cooling but with quiet fans and ducting.
by Smoken Joe
Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 147798

I hate to ask but how much air do they move?
by Smoken Joe
Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 147798

I've gotten a tracking number nad everything.... i even got an email from someone there asking why there has been so many orders for that fan ;) 10@3.90$ is a pretty good deal, low shipping cost.... hopefully monday the tracking number shows up. The original tracking number on mine finaly showed up...
by Smoken Joe
Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 147798

I have received 5 emails from them since ordering yesterday. According to the last email, they shipped my fans today, on a Saturday. I'm very impressed with their service so far. Hopefully the fans will be as good. Me too the tracking number they gave me is wrong or simply not in the system yet. No...
by Smoken Joe
Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 147798

I ordered 10 from TekGems too. Hope they are the same as the Geeks.com fan. I'm going to use 4 of them on an aluminum 11x11x3/4 inch transmission cooler. Now I just need to figure out a cheap way to slow them all down a little. I bought 10 too they did not have much of a rating in reseller ratings ...
by Smoken Joe
Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New ABIT NF7-S v2 too noisy!
Replies: 7
Views: 2561

The heatsink on that board can get pretty hot. A passive heatsink is OK if you have good air movement. If not you should direct a fan twords it if you start getting instability. That chipset fan drove me crazy too. It was the loudest part of the computer by far.
by Smoken Joe
Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is it bad to plug and unplug your CPU fan on a running MB?
Replies: 3
Views: 1367

You change in temp could easaly be due to higher voltage on the CPU if your new PS is providing more voltage The new PS might not be venting as much air especaly if you moved to a silent PSU. Od cource MBM is not 100% accurate change in voltage can change the reported results. As stated cable manage...