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by FlorisNielssen
Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Redefining Budget Gaming Graphics: ATI's HD 4670
Replies: 53
Views: 22764

Too bad the SPL and GPU temperature wheren't tested with the fan at 25%. I kind of missed that. Otherwise a good review.
by FlorisNielssen
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Dampening material vs case windows
Replies: 1
Views: 1322

There might be a slight difference, but certainly not as much as without the window. I'm not an expert at damping material, but I've got some against my case panel and it keeps the high tones out! Euh, in. With the case window I wouldn't spend money and time trying to dampen it. Plexi or aluminium? ...
by FlorisNielssen
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Unusual Fan Control Setup in BIOS
Replies: 3
Views: 3802

Try switching between extreme values. (Just change one setting.) That way you'll notice the difference and the impact of one setting. I'd suppose you want to set the initial voltage to your fans starting voltage or a bit higher, cause that would be the minimum voltage the fans will always be receivi...
by FlorisNielssen
Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: quick question -- would 12 cm fan fit 5 1/4 bay on top drive
Replies: 10
Views: 2458

Can't you put a fan behind the HDD? (If there's room cablewise.) Or in front of. The fan will then blow towards the PSU.
Air can be drawn from the side vents (on the front). It might work. I don't think you need a 120mm one by the way. Just a little air is way better than no air movement.
by FlorisNielssen
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1618693

Listening to the album 'The lamb lies down on Broadway' from Genesis, now playing: 'The waiting room'.
by FlorisNielssen
Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: We have a new puppy here
Replies: 10
Views: 4394

Got the rx1500 today: Pro: - looks great - comfortable shape - mouswheel can be switched between free-wheeling and and "clicky" - so if you don't like clicky mouswheel this one is perfectly silent in free-wheeling mode. - *very* precice, works perfectly on a wooden desk and is just as accurate as m...
by FlorisNielssen
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent laptop for below $1000 - any suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 9915

As for keeping your laptop quiet: I've done that by aiming a Nexus fan (powered from USB) at the back. Furthermore I've raised the laptop so it stands nearly vertical. Add a keyboard and a mouse and your done. So far for mobility though. I've got a Dell Inspiron 6400. Don't buy it. The fan spins on ...
by FlorisNielssen
Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Question about Sleeve Bearing Fans
Replies: 11
Views: 22643

I had a asus/ opteron combo with a Arctic freezer pro blowing up towards the psu intake fan. The fan died in less than a year. I couldnt find a replacement freezer pro fan so I mounted [wired]a ordinary fan in its place and turned the cooler so it was blowing out the back. No problems running 24/7 ...
by FlorisNielssen
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Antec NSK1380 review
Replies: 29
Views: 79572

Not that I know.
I think it also depends on the ambient noise. In an office I can imagine the ambient to be a bit higher than in my brothers bedroom, so the fans aren't heard that good.
by FlorisNielssen
Tue May 27, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Antec NSK1380 review
Replies: 29
Views: 79572

Yes, optional. You can mount the drive 'outside', so you can see the front, or behind a stealth bay.
by FlorisNielssen
Sat May 17, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Minimal single-fan case
Replies: 5
Views: 2068

You can cut the metal with a Dremel for example. Don't you need a HDD by the way? The VIA should easily be cooled with a single fan. Wasn't the power supply fanless (without the fan spinning) up to a wattage of 90W? So you probably could run it with one fan. And it doesn't have to be a 120mm, 80 wou...
by FlorisNielssen
Sat May 10, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler Master Hyper Z600
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Juding from the look of it and CM's less than brilliant rep its probably more of a design choice that theyve tried to justify later on. However, it may perform quite well with all those heatpipes and large surface area, but i dont think it'll trouble the top air coolers. Interesting stats: Six 6mm ...
by FlorisNielssen
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 71687

Interesting review. One point of objection. In the summary you say: * LGA775 mounting could be improved While earlier on you said: Once the heatsink was secured, the bowing of the board around the CPU socket made it clear that there's quite a bit of tension applied between the base and the CPU. Ina...
by FlorisNielssen
Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 71687

The 92mm one has place for 2 fans and should have 4 heatpipes. Neither I can see on the photo's.
by FlorisNielssen
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 71687

Since the hooks are on the right and the left, the fan will be blowing to the right (on the picture), to the PSU (in a case).
by FlorisNielssen
Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 71687

Interesting review. One point of objection. In the summary you say: * LGA775 mounting could be improved While earlier on you said: Once the heatsink was secured, the bowing of the board around the CPU socket made it clear that there's quite a bit of tension applied between the base and the CPU. Inad...
by FlorisNielssen
Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Budget [all around] machine, is quiet possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 2882

The 4400+ should be more than fine. And with an Alpine 64 or 7 (the 7 is the same apart from the PWM fan) it should be very good. By the way, they also have a 64 PWM by now. The same as the 7, without an extra piece of plastic for Intel sockets. I've got a P150 (white SOLO) with an Alpine 7 and you ...
by FlorisNielssen
Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: second skin VS dyanmat
Replies: 26
Views: 7672

They both weigh 2,2 kg/m2, but the damplifier pro is a little thicker, which makes the Dynamat denser.
Higher density is better, so you should probably choose the Dynamat.
by FlorisNielssen
Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New SSD from OCZ
Replies: 6
Views: 2427

A dutch site says the 64GB one will be around 1000 dollar.
Pretty much if you ask me. I guesstimate the 32GB one will be around 650 dollar. If you have the money it's perfect for a system disk.. Data on a large WD GP...
by FlorisNielssen
Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade to an Accelero S1?
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

Is that 85C under load?
If that's the case, I wouldn't worry too much. GPU's can easily withstand temperatures up too 90C. All right, 71C is better, but it doesn't matter much.
by FlorisNielssen
Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade of my intel based HTPC - HD but no gaming
Replies: 17
Views: 3994

You could also take a look at this motherboard. It has integrated graphics and seems very good for a HTPC. It's an AMD motherboard and will need an AMD processor, so the total power will probably be less. But, it might also be a bit cheaper.
Take a look at the review and see for yourself.
by FlorisNielssen
Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Arctic Cooling 12L start voltage ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

As you could have seen here the minimum starting voltage of the 12L is 5.3V. Read it for more information. You could also try a Nexus or a Yate Loon (the same fan actually, except the Yate Loon runs a little faster). The Nexus won't start at 5V (minimum is 5.5V), but it's quiet at 7V. Or 9V. Or 12V....
by FlorisNielssen
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: What's wrong with my notebook?
Replies: 3
Views: 3232

Remove the battery and try again. Then you'll be sure it isn't charging...
by FlorisNielssen
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Antec NSK1380 review
Replies: 29
Views: 79572

Antec NSK1380 review

The Antec NSK1380 We all know Antec. The P150/Solo (now the Sonata Designer/Plus), the P180 and later on the 182. The NSK3480 and the 4480. But the NSK1380 is much well known. And much less used. Few notes: I don't have professionale equipment, so no noise statistics and no power recordings. All sou...
by FlorisNielssen
Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Ninja Copper: Scythe's 5th Year Celebration
Replies: 84
Views: 43206

Some comments: On page 6, under conclusion #2, the link to the bolt-thru kit is wrong. Maybe you mean this picture? Nice to read, lots of comments (a good thing). But, as I notice in several reviews, sometimes you can be a little more critical. There are cheaper heatsinks with almost as good perform...
by FlorisNielssen
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus: Clodius
Replies: 14
Views: 13511

It's quite a new case, so don't count on it.
Don't even seen a review of it...

Yet.
by FlorisNielssen
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why so hard to find quiet mATX/SFX PSUs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

But a Antec NeoHE PSU is a quiet PSU and has a 80mm fan.

I think the problem is there aren't enough people who need a mATX/SFX power supply. Almost everybody uses an ATX-sized PSU. They are mainstream.
by FlorisNielssen
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Mounting a PSU in a separate case
Replies: 10
Views: 2425

Only problem could be grounding. In the PSU, the ground-cable from your power point is mounted (with a screw) to your PSU-case. The PSU-case is mounted to the case, and the case is fully grounded. But if you put the PSU outside the case, the main case won't be grounded. Most of the time this isn't a...
by FlorisNielssen
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cooling CPU & PSU with single 80mm nexus, is this wise?
Replies: 4
Views: 1307

I wouldn't recommend it. I also would not recommend removing the fan from your PSU. It would probably run too hot. With good PSU's, the fan is thermal controlled. With low power, the fan runs at minimum speed. Except if the air that gets into the PSU is hot. Then it'll run faster to keep the PSU coo...
by FlorisNielssen
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Awful motherboard software design and boxes:
Replies: 22
Views: 5819

I just noticed the box my Asus M2N motherboard is pretty boring... :( Gray, with blue M2N on it. On the back some specs.

First time I've taken a good look at it.