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by Japesgalore
Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: using cpu pwm control for case fans
Replies: 25
Views: 9710

Yes, it works!

Using the Akasa splitter I've managed to hook up 5 case fans to the CPU header. I use a simple 2-way splitter as well as an Arctic Cooling PWM fan to get everything hooked up. I think the power you get from one molex is plenty to power a whole bunch of fans...just daisy chain away!:) Unless anyone c...
by Japesgalore
Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM fans aren't slowing down
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

I'm happy to report that Easytune has done the trick - 3 Scythe Slipstreams LM-Ps now idling at 550rpm. Not silent, but only the slight whoosh of air, given that I've a few other fans in the case. The splitter has worked out really nicely. I even have an 80mm Arctic Cooling PWM fan thrown into the m...
by Japesgalore
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM fans aren't slowing down
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

PWM fans aren't slowing down

Just built up my new system based on P55A-UD3R motherboard. I've always been a pro-silence kind of guy and my old pc had fan controls on it. Now I wanted to do away with the fan control and just go with the new-fangled PWM stylee. At first i had just the stock intel fan on the i5-760 and I saw in Sp...
by Japesgalore
Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63432

Good summaries there Poodle. Keep telling it how it is, for a spade is a spade, after all!
by Japesgalore
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire vs. Asus x1950 pro
Replies: 4
Views: 3379

Get them both and use the Sapphire as a door stop, that's my advice. No, seriously though, I imagine the cards are identical. If they have different coolers then go for the quieter one. Otherwise, choose the one you think has a better software package. Actually, I regard Asus to be a slightly more '...
by Japesgalore
Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ06 modded for silence
Replies: 11
Views: 5445

Cheers!

Looks like I'm off to the local DIY store tomorrow, anyone wanna join me?
by Japesgalore
Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ06 modded for silence
Replies: 11
Views: 5445

Sorry, what exactly are cutting pliers?

Are they the same as tin snips? Can't be, I guess, because tin snips have gigantic but short and fat scissor blades.
by Japesgalore
Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ06 modded for silence
Replies: 11
Views: 5445

Could you tell me please how you managed to get rid of the cage from under the power supply? I saw your pics and thought it was a good idea as I dont have my hard disk in it and it only gets in the way of airflow to the 92mm fan I have there. Then when I opened up the case to unscrew it I noticed th...
by Japesgalore
Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan Swap in Tagan
Replies: 8
Views: 2140

I can't return it because I, erm, cut one of the molex power cables to make the inside of my case look pretty. Now I don't even use that one at all, how ridiculous. I imagine airflow will be ok, for a couple of reasons. First, the intake fan will be 25mm wide as opposed to 15mm. Second, I have modde...
by Japesgalore
Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan Swap in Tagan
Replies: 8
Views: 2140

Would you mind posting a link? I'll check the wattage allowance (or is that voltage, or amps?) on the fan controller, I think it'll be fine to attach a couple more slower 80 mils. Will the fact that the fans operate at 1500rpm max be an issue since at 100% load the power supply 'requires' 1800rpm fa...
by Japesgalore
Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan Swap in Tagan
Replies: 8
Views: 2140

Thanks for the idea, I think I will mount them on the outside. But is that likely to reduce the air pressure etc etc? Also, do you happen to remember what fan connections are inside the psu? I've got a few too many hooked up to my zalman fan controller, dont really want to add more. Or maybe? Does a...
by Japesgalore
Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan Swap in Tagan
Replies: 8
Views: 2140

Fan Swap in Tagan

Hi, My power supply is getting louder, or maybe its down to the rest of my system getting quieter. Either way, it's making a high pitched scratching sort of noise. I'm guess is caused by the fans and I would like to eliminate it (because my system will be getting quieter still, soon). Firstly, would...
by Japesgalore
Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Removing the plastic surround and. . . .
Replies: 0
Views: 1190

Removing the plastic surround and. . . .

. . . . making it so that the 'front of the centre' doesn't rotate. Hey all who can help! I'm getting sick of the various noises coming from the fan on my Zalman 9500 . I have BTX (?) styled case - Silverstone TJ06 - so the heatsink is close to the bottom of the case. It's perfect for setting up a f...
by Japesgalore
Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU in Silverstone TJ06 too hot?
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

First of all seal that vent with ducting tape, i think this should solve the problem. Hmmm, I'm really not prepared to do that. It's obviously there for a reason. Tagan really did their homework before they started making power supplies. I've pretty much made up my mind to go with the case mod. Now...
by Japesgalore
Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU in Silverstone TJ06 too hot?
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

PSU in Silverstone TJ06 too hot?

I have this case: http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-tj06.htm and the following setup: amd64 3200+ @ 2.6Ghz, vcore @ 1.6v x850xt pe @ 570/1200 passively cooled EPOX 9nda3+ Hitachi T7K250 NEC DVD/CD drive Tagan 480 u22 Zalman ZM-MFC1 fan controller blaa blaa stuff I'd say I have a pretty decent a...
by Japesgalore
Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Whiney VF700-CU LED
Replies: 3
Views: 2548

Thanks, I guess you've answered my questions. Obviously, I wouldn't have bought the LEDed version if it were not for this ridiculous mission I'm on to blingerise my pc. So, no I can't go back (because it looks too good) and no I can't put foam in because I've got a giant perspex window on the side o...
by Japesgalore
Sun Jan 08, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Whiney VF700-CU LED
Replies: 3
Views: 2548

Whiney VF700-CU LED

Why is it that, more often than not, components have such inconsistent characteristics? I'm not just talking about the discrepancies between what that company and the bought-out reviewers claim, but between the individual items themselves. I had an VF700-CU. It was very good. I guess it was as good ...
by Japesgalore
Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to apply AS5 on GPU core?
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

I'm using the Zalman VF700-CU. Did I forget to say? I'm very pleased with it in general, especially with the lack of noise at 5v. I just bought the CNPS9500 for the CPU, which is also excellent. However, I've got this silly urge to purchase the new LED-ed version of the VF700 to complement the style...
by Japesgalore
Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Bubblewrap, and some other question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2772

Bubblewrap, and some other question.

I have a Hitachi T7K250 housed in a SilentDrive box. Thought I had eliminated all its noise, until I improved the silence of my other components. All that is left is some vibration. I'm going to de-couple the box from my case and simply rest it on my DVD drive. Which cheap material should I use betw...
by Japesgalore
Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Aren't SilenX Xtrema Pro 120mm specs RIDICULOUS?
Replies: 8
Views: 5157

I'll hazard a guess - no way! If they really did have a great, nexus-beating product on their hands, they'd make an effort to publicise the breakthrough a lot more honestly. In my eyes, they have deliberately marketed the fan in a way that ensures the many noobs out there will be tempted to buy one....
by Japesgalore
Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Aren't SilenX Xtrema Pro 120mm specs RIDICULOUS?
Replies: 8
Views: 5157

See the thread below, click the links, and read the whole story. Really quite amusing. I love seeing crass, manipulative organisations get onto their knees and hopelessly beg for forgiveness and understanding. Pathetic. http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=4551 Apparently SilentX product...
by Japesgalore
Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1618377

A Tribe Called Quest

Don't have the name of the album, but its from mid-early 90's with tracks like 'Ince Again' and 'Stressed Out'.
by Japesgalore
Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to apply AS5 on GPU core?
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

How to apply AS5 on GPU core?

I have an x850xt pe. I know they generate a lot of heat, but I still feel 67C under load is too high with the new cooler attached (compared to what others have reported). I get this temp while running the 3D rotating cube in AtiTool, which apparently stresses the card more than any game can. Its not...
by Japesgalore
Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VF700 fan wattage?
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

I have neon lights connected to the two extra switches, which I think they are better suited to. I found they did strange things with most of my fans, as in they didn't operate when switched to 5v. I have a fairly powerful, overclocked system in a Silverstone ST06 case. Got two 12cm Papst FGLs for i...
by Japesgalore
Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VF700 fan wattage?
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

VF700 fan wattage?

Would anyone happen to know the required maximum wattage for the fan on the VF700 cooler? I've purchased the Zalman ZM-MFC1 fan controller and need to attach two fans to a couple of the terminals - each allowing a total of 7 Watts. I'll be getting the CNPS9500 which has a rating of 4.2 Watts. I'm ho...
by Japesgalore
Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Papsts seem Crap
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

My Papsts seem Crap

Today I received the following models, ordered from Germany to the UK: 2x 4412 F/2GL........... 12cm, 26db @ 1600rpm 1x 8412 N/2G............ 8cm, 32db @ 3100rpm I splashed out because I wanted to improve on the silence of my already fairly quiet system. Being a perfectionist, I felt I could improve...
by Japesgalore
Sat May 28, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mutemat
Replies: 47
Views: 24242

Bumpadumpus. . .

Cos I have a question. I haven't found the answer to this anywhere on the net. . . how thick is the MuteMat Plus?

Thanks
by Japesgalore
Wed May 25, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Negative pressure heatsink
Replies: 11
Views: 2970

Phew, now we're getting somewhere. ;-) Here's a link to the Akasa for anyone else interested. http://www.akasa.co.uk/spec/coolers/spec_ak_913.htm Here's a link to the ThermalTake Ducting mod ill be putting on the front. http://www.thermaltake.com/accessories/DuctingMod.htm This aught to help reduce ...
by Japesgalore
Wed May 25, 2005 3:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Negative pressure heatsink
Replies: 11
Views: 2970

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Look, I don't care what you think of the rest of my pc. I keep saying I'd much rather know about heatsink cooling. Im definitely not goign to be opening up my psu to be removing fans and/or cutting vents. The Tagan has two low speed 80mm in a push pull config for a very go...
by Japesgalore
Mon May 23, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Negative pressure heatsink
Replies: 11
Views: 2970

Hmmm, somehow I doubt that 2x 120mm and 1x 80mm fans facing inwards, with one relatively low speed psu exhaust, could be beneficial. However, when the time comes, I might give it a go. In fact, I wouldn't know how to arrange the heatsink fan(s) if I did that. Are you aware of how this case is design...