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by mg2plus
Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HELP with fan swap on x-650
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: HELP with fan swap on x-650

Ok, so I got experimenting:

The black/red are definitively ground and +12V because when I put 5V on them, the fan starts spinning.

The resistance from ground to yellow wire is over 200 MOhm.
The resistance from ground to brown wire is 14 kOhm.

Any suggestions? I'm not an electrical engineer.
by mg2plus
Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HELP with fan swap on x-650
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

HELP with fan swap on x-650

Hello! I had some problems with the fan of x-650 making some really annoying high-pitch sounds, so i decided to swap the fan (returning it to the Seasonic it is not an option). So, I got it all opened and found out that the 4-pin head of my chosen replacement fan (Arctic cooling F12-PWM) doesn't mat...
by mg2plus
Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help choosing an Lcd
Replies: 15
Views: 4277

Here is a good review of LCD monitors: http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=31&threadid=2049206&enterthread=y I have Belinea 10 19 20, which has exactly the same matrix as VP 930b . It's a great monitor, and you definitively wont be disappointed. Great viewing angles, contrast , and de...
by mg2plus
Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 646715

I also use cherry keyboards. They are rather quiet.
by mg2plus
Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Choosing a 120mm fan: Zalman vs. Sharkoon vs. ???
Replies: 13
Views: 5507

Judging from your name and fan choice, you have to be from the same place as I. I bought sharkoon s701520m 70mm, 2000rpm, "21dBA". At 2000 rpm The fan is ... mediocre. Not particularly loud or quiet. It definitively produces noise and vibration. By my judging it would be a bit louder that 21dBA, mor...
by mg2plus
Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsinks for the Conroe Era
Replies: 38
Views: 19702

I'm sorry, didn't have time to read the whole thread, but:

Wouldn't zalman heatsinks be adequate? The weight is within limits (<450g), they are rather quiet and blow towards motherboard. Both 7700 AlCu and 7000B AlCu will do (and, hopefully, quiet enough).
by mg2plus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The Ultimate Single HD Cooler.....
Replies: 11
Views: 9803

Whats that material that you used for air filter?
by mg2plus
Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Most simple HDD suspension for Sonata and similar cases
Replies: 2
Views: 2124

Do you know how good you solution is, noise-wise, compared to other SPCR common materials used (sewing strap, elastic rubber band (textile-style used in clothes), sorbothane)? Well, I can't compare since I haven't tried those other solutions. Before I had the problem of Sonata's side panel vibratin...
by mg2plus
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Most simple HDD suspension for Sonata and similar cases
Replies: 2
Views: 2124

Most simple HDD suspension for Sonata and similar cases

You will need: - 1 Bicycle tire inner tube (punctured or not). Thinner is better - 2 wooden sticks (10 x 1 x 0.5 cm) or something similar - 1 earplug (optional) Tools: - scissors - super glue - duct tape Instructions: 1. Use scissors to cut the bicycle tire in long straps about 7 mm wide. Make 2 str...
by mg2plus
Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Warning! Antec SP 2.0 450W produces high-pitched tone (2)
Replies: 0
Views: 1123

Warning! Antec SP 2.0 450W produces high-pitched tone (2)

This is a SECOND followup on an earlier post which can be found at http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=32749 To recap, first I got a broken SP2.0 450, then two in a row which were whining. Sent them all back through my reseller. So, I finally got the fourth PSU. But the thing is: it's n...
by mg2plus
Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Warning! Antec SP 2.0 450W produces high-pitched tone
Replies: 26
Views: 14904

Sorry for taking so long to reply, but I was busy and couldn't do it earlier. I took SP-450P out of the case to confirm that sound comes from it, and it indeed does. Audacity shows that the pitch is 10700 Hz but it varies for about 500 Hz. Intensity also varies with time and it is corelated with pit...
by mg2plus
Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Warning! Antec SP 2.0 450W produces high-pitched tone
Replies: 26
Views: 14904

Here is an update on situation. While I was waiting for second and third SP2.0, I had two replacement PSUs, one form MS and another from Asus. Neither of them made any distinctive tone. Also, I'm pretty sure that the sound comes from PSU, but I will unscrew it and listen again just to be sure, and p...
by mg2plus
Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Warning! Antec SP 2.0 450W produces high-pitched tone
Replies: 26
Views: 14904

Warning! Antec SP 2.0 450W produces high-pitched tone

This is a followup on an earlier post which can be found at http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=32066&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight= Anyway, I got a third Antec SP 2.0 450W with PFC, and this one also produces a high pitched tone (I think that's called 'coil whine'). This i...
by mg2plus
Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec PSU emits noise. EDIT: just bought Seasonic s12 430w
Replies: 8
Views: 4661

Same problem here. My Smart Power 2 450W started emmiting that high pitched tone the moment I turned it on. The tone had lower frequency than yours, but was easier to hear. I must say that I am not satisfied with quality of Antec products. I bought Sonata 2 eight months ago (with SP2 450W PSU). The ...
by mg2plus
Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My opinion on Sonata II
Replies: 6
Views: 2740

Today I bought a few earplugs just to see what will happen. I placed that Samsung 160JJ on four earplugs on drive sled (as I did it I noticed "nidec motor" text written on HD). This solved the noise problem completely as much as I am concerned. All vibrations and vibration relating noise are gone. T...
by mg2plus
Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My opinion on Sonata II
Replies: 6
Views: 2740

My opinion on Sonata II

Two months ago I bought Sonata 2 case, because it was rather cheap and I wanted a silent computer without going into too much trouble. This describes my expiriences with the case. First, the good part. The case is very quiet. It has one 120mm rear fan, which has three settings, low, mid and high. Bo...
by mg2plus
Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi or Seagate 160 GB or... ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Hitachi or Seagate 160 GB or... ?

Hi! Im trying to build a quiet system, but I am unable to get your recommended components because of availability here in Croatia. Here is a list of drives that are available, can someone tell me which one is most quiet? HITACHI...160GB 8MB S-ATA150 HDS722516VLSA80 7200rpm Seagate....160 GB 8MB S-AT...