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by scorp
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: UPS CyberPower CP1500EPFCLCD / CP1500PFCLCD
Replies: 2
Views: 3370

Re: UPS CyberPower CP1500EPFCLCD / CP1500PFCLCD

I can confirm that CP900EPFCLCD also seems to be dead-silent ( when on AC, it will buzz if the AC is out, but that is expected ), even with my ear pressed to its case.
by scorp
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help needed replacing a Synology DS412+ fans
Replies: 7
Views: 9100

Re: Help needed replacing a Synology DS412+ fans

In the top menu from DSM ( you open if by clicking the start like button from top-left ) you'll have System Information. Open that application and in the 1st tab ( general ), under Thermal Status you should see a green colored circle. If you hover your mouse over it, you'll see the system temperatur...
by scorp
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help needed replacing a Synology DS412+ fans
Replies: 7
Views: 9100

Re: Help needed replacing a Synology DS412+ fans

http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=200&t=58027#p222365 You need to enable ssh on your NAS and then modify the config files via a ssh client ( like putty ) or with a scp client ( winscp - I think this would be easier for most people ). Take care to modify both scemd.xml files ( /usr/syno/e...
by scorp
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help needed replacing a Synology DS412+ fans
Replies: 7
Views: 9100

Re: Help needed replacing a Synology DS412+ fans

A bit late, but you might be approaching this the wrong way. It's much easier to edit scemd.xml and create your own fan profile, than change the actual fans. When run at 8%@15Hz they are quiet enough that I can only hear the idling WD30EFRXes.
by scorp
Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 29971

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

What I would really like to know is how well does it undervolt and if the DZ87KLT-75K allows for undervolting ( it seems to do via the cou voltage offset, but I couldn't get clear info about that ).
by scorp
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent[ish] NAS
Replies: 2
Views: 2140

Silent[ish] NAS

I just wanted to report that I got a Synology DS413 and out of the box it was way too noisy for me. Fortunately, editing the scemd.xml config fixed that in an easy way ( I set the fans to run at 7% until the HDD reaches 40C - the default profile had the fans running at a minimum of 23% ) and the noi...
by scorp
Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Super silent graphic cards!
Replies: 43
Views: 26556

Re: Super silent graphic cards!

There's a simple reason why SPCR couldn't measure lower than 11dba. AFAIK that's the noise floor of their anechoic chamber. What this means is that it's extremely unlikely that any "normal" room can come anywhere close to that.
by scorp
Sun May 20, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 670 launched
Replies: 38
Views: 14160

Re: GTX 670 launched

I have the normal version, not the TOP one. The TOP version is overclocked ( which in term means that its GPU is binned ), but in all other regards it seems identical to the non-TOP version. The local shop where I get most of my hardware got me one ( I guess it's one of the first to arrive in my cou...
by scorp
Sun May 20, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 670 launched
Replies: 38
Views: 14160

Re: GTX 670 launched

The Palit GeForce GTX 670 JetStream and Gainward GTX 670 Phantom non-reference coolers look interesting. The Palit makes just as much noise as the reference model, Asus seems to be the quieter one. Oh, well I assume they're ALL too loud for SPCR standards. Those non-reference coolers interest me fr...
by scorp
Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet 24" monitor
Replies: 42
Views: 10884

Re: Quiet 24" monitor

I have a Samsung BX2450 and the monitor is definitely silent and the external PSU brick is not audible in my case ( if you actually have your ear at ~5cm from it you can clearly hear it "buzz"; at 10-15cm from it I can't hear anything ).
by scorp
Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I7 930 no oc temps am I going nuts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: I7 930 no oc temps am I going nuts?

Try the method described here: http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth ... e_v1.1.pdf ... it's for AS5, but the method is good regardless of the particular thermal paste you intend to use
by scorp
Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatpipes are useless at low CFM?
Replies: 16
Views: 5925

Re: Heatpipes are useless at low CFM?

My experience is quite different. I've been "passively" cooling CPUs for years ( by that I mean that there is no fan on the actual CPU cooler, but I always have a fan on the case ). My current i7 2600k is cooled by a HR-02, without any fan on it. The load temps I get are 77C ( using IBT 2.5.1, for 6...
by scorp
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: POLL - successful passive HR-03 installations
Replies: 11
Views: 4078

I used the HR-03 to cool a 7900GT factory OCed to 520 / 1430; it did reasonably well, but in the end I preferred to add a 92mm Nexus @ 6-800RPM that significantly reduced the temperatures without adding noise to my system
by scorp
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron Zen 400 & P180B & ASUS P5B Dlx
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Thanks for the info; unfortunatelly, where I live there are no "cable-extenders" to be found
by scorp
Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron Zen 400 & P180B & ASUS P5B Dlx
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Fortron Zen 400 & P180B & ASUS P5B Dlx

I was wondering if I can use a Fortron Zen 400 in a P180B (the P182 version, with the holes cut in the tray and space to pull the cables behind the mobo tray) with an ASUS P5B Deluxe mobo; currently I am using a Silverstone ST30NF to power my system, but under GPU load it produces an annoying (for m...
by scorp
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What can my Thermaltake 350W, erm, take ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2058

My 300W passive PSU (Silverstone ST30NF) feeds my system with no problems : C2D E6600, ASUS P5B Dlx WiFi, Samsung HD401LJ (a while ago I had 3 HDDs installed, 1 x Samsung HD401LJ, 2 x Samsung SP2504C), ASUS 7900GT (OCed to 540 / 1550), XFi, 2 Nexus 120mm fans, 1 DVD-RW; the system you plan will work...
by scorp
Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 and Asus P5B
Replies: 8
Views: 4105

Those are decent temperatures; the MB is a tad hot (I have a P5B Dlx and the MB temp never gets above 46C, even after 24hr+ of Intel TAT), but the CPU temp is quite ok (I get loads of up to 60C+ (core) and ~54C (according cu ASUS Probe) with Intel TAT), so 45C is quite ok, if it's a load temperature
by scorp
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HD321KJ vs WD3200KS vs 7200.10
Replies: 4
Views: 3148

I can't tell for sure, but all the latest Samsungs I've seen have NIDEC motors (P120, T133 and T166 series), so I would get a HD321KJ
by scorp
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: WooHoo got a P182!
Replies: 54
Views: 30737

I can confirm that the newer P180B has all the P182 features, but it's black; the reviews for P180 / P180B are older and they reviewed the original versions (even the older P180B actually has some improvements over the P180)
by scorp
Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: (Nexus NX-4090 VS) CORSAIR HX 520W VS Seasonic S12-430
Replies: 4
Views: 2214

I voted for the Corsair, but I would actually recommend you to get a Fortron Zen 300 (fanless) or a Seasonic S12-430; The 300w provided by the Zen will be more than enough for your system, but I don't know how well it will work inside the Sugo
by scorp
Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What should I do with my HR-03
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

I use a HR-03 passively on an OCed 7900GT (540 / 1550); the CPU is also passively cooled by a Ninja; the only exhaust fan is a Nexus @ ~900RPM; the load temp is around 63-65C (with rthdribl full-screen, 1280x1024); adding a 90mm Nexus @ 750RPM on the HR-03 shaved about 10-11C from the load temperatu...
by scorp
Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: WooHoo got a P182!
Replies: 54
Views: 30737

I received my P180B and it is indeed a black P182; all the features are there, but the case is glossy black
by scorp
Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: WooHoo got a P182!
Replies: 54
Views: 30737

The new revisions of P180 and P180B have all the features that the P182 has, but they maintain their original colors (P180 silver and P180B black) - at least that's what I've been told by a local vendor when I asked about when they'll receive a stock of P182 cases That would be strange if it's true...
by scorp
Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: WooHoo got a P182!
Replies: 54
Views: 30737

The new revisions of P180 and P180B have all the features that the P182 has, but they maintain their original colors (P180 silver and P180B black) - at least that's what I've been told by a local vendor when I asked about when they'll receive a stock of P182 cases
by scorp
Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright LGA775 Bolt-Thru-Kit and Scythe Ninja B?
Replies: 17
Views: 5703

Yeap ... look at what this guy did :
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/sho ... tcount=122
by scorp
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Creative X-fi compatible with Antec Solo front panel?
Replies: 11
Views: 3514

You would need to make a "custom" connector yourself; the stock one from P180 / SOLO will not work with Xfi / Audigy2 / Audigy LS (have all of them and I can confirm this)
by scorp
Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: High temps with HR-01 in TJ-08
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

The stock mounting system is quite bad (in my experience); the C2D HSes aren't even close to being flat (at least none of the 4 C2Ds I've tested were) and the HR-01's base isn't that great either (I have one and it's not exactly flat nor very well finished); first of all you should take of the HR-01...
by scorp
Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: can a E6600 be passively cooled (no o.c.) ??
Replies: 7
Views: 2748

Obviously 900RPM :oops: (in fact it varies between 800 - 870 RPM)- I use a simple 12v->10v cable); usually when I need 5V I modify a molex to give me that (fan controllers don't act as nicely and it takes less space in the case)
by scorp
Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: can a E6600 be passively cooled (no o.c.) ??
Replies: 7
Views: 2748

The load temperature I mentioned (57C) was obtained after 8 hours of TAT (keep in mind that in the P180 the only fan that worked as an exhaust was the Nexus @ 800RPM, so if you also have a PSU with an 120mm fan, your temps should be better), so it's probably at least 5C more than the temp you would ...
by scorp
Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: can a E6600 be passively cooled (no o.c.) ??
Replies: 7
Views: 2748

It can :) ... I am passively cooling not only the C2D E6600, but a 7900GT (OCed @ 540 / 1550) as well (using a HR-03); the C2D is undervolted to 1.10v and with the Nexus @ 800RPM the load temp gets to 57C (for the hottest core)