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by tyeh26
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HDD power consuimption
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

Sorry, I meant a Pentium E5200. This staggered spin-up looks promising, but I don't think the DG45FC has the best bios. But If all else fails I can just do some voodoo hacks multi PSU setup that uses a more powerful PSU for the first 10 seconds right? Might take some trickery and lots of wiring thou...
by tyeh26
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HDD power consuimption
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

HDD power consuimption

If SPCR tested HDDs to consume somewhere around 10W or less why do PSU calculators add somewhere around 25W per drive?

I _can_ run 3 HDDS with a E6500 and a DG45FC off a PicoPSU right?
by tyeh26
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Replacing my Antec tpq 850
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Replacing my Antec tpq 850

Hi, My computer produces quite a bit heat with an e6850 and 8800GT SLI passive as the main hardware I originally got the power supply real cheap, and have learned why I should never buy something not on the SPCR recommended list. My main concerns is my power bill and secondly the heat. Using the PSU...
by tyeh26
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: most powerful passive GPU
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

most powerful passive GPU

Hey I've been doing some searching in passive gpus

I've found passive 8800gts and 4850. Any other passive powerful gpus?
by tyeh26
Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Redefining Budget Gaming Graphics: ATI's HD 4670
Replies: 53
Views: 22695

Can this thing run 3 monitors at the same time?
by tyeh26
Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Scythe Orochi short story (install + mini-review)
Replies: 24
Views: 15218

nice cooler. I have a couple question. For to Orochi to fit, it dependson Case and Mobo right?

also. Does hte Orochi extend over the motherboard anywhere? mainly the top?

My case has the mobo right up against the wall of the case so a TRUE will only fit in one orientation. thanks.
by tyeh26
Mon May 19, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: List of noise creating components in a computer
Replies: 9
Views: 4002

scdr: anything with coils can exhibit coil whine i guess. So this can be add-on cards or the motherboard. nei: i'll add the air passing through grills issue, and as for the case noises, true, but when identifying the issue at hand, it is good to know that the noise is coming from the noise. i'll add...
by tyeh26
Sun May 18, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: List of noise creating components in a computer
Replies: 9
Views: 4002

alright, i've included the case expansion/contraction due to heat issue. As for the PSU issue, i'm going to assume it is coil whine unless some people with better knowledge of PSUs can attribute this noise to elsewhere. As for monitors, i'm not going to include there, becuase then there are other is...
by tyeh26
Sun May 18, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: List of noise creating components in a computer
Replies: 9
Views: 4002

List of noise creating components in a computer

there's a small list in the FAQs thought we could expand on it and make a more thorough list. I've made a small list of computer parts, and what noises they emit Case (noises are caused by other components) Resonance Rattles from loose parts (IE loose PCI covers) expansion/contraction of metals due ...
by tyeh26
Sun May 18, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nice quiet card: Palit 8800GT. Coil Whine. * FIXED IT *
Replies: 20
Views: 11111

tephras - looks like we have a security vulnerability. so i peered at mine a little bit and... it looks like the hole is pretty small. what volume of expandable foam were you able to fit in there? it looks like i would be able to fit... >thinks of good analogy< a third of an ear of corn. not much in...
by tyeh26
Sun May 18, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Fan Configuration for the Thermalright Ultra and a Quad
Replies: 4
Views: 2089

i don't think it's speed that you should be worried about. it should be more of a CFM issue. This is all what i think should happen so correct me if i'm wrong: You want all the air that's being pushed out of the TRUE to be pushed out of the case. So, if your CPU Fan is too powerful, your exhaust can...
by tyeh26
Sat May 17, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How should I spend my stimulus check?
Replies: 11
Views: 2685

Apple stocks right before 3G iphones
by tyeh26
Fri May 16, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nice quiet card: Palit 8800GT. Coil Whine. * FIXED IT *
Replies: 20
Views: 11111

can OP get more pictures? the link you provided says forbidden access for me. Could you take two pics. One of the card with the coil circled and one of a close up shot of the fix? thanks.
by tyeh26
Wed May 14, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU cooler that does not extend over the motherboard
Replies: 9
Views: 2775

So I just measured the distance from the divider to the CPU socket, It came out to be about 5.5cm. This would mean if the cooler is symmetric about the horizontal axis when installed, it can be no bigger than 110mm. And what do you know, that's the exact width of a scythe ninja. unfortunately, i can...
by tyeh26
Wed May 14, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU cooler that does not extend over the motherboard
Replies: 9
Views: 2775

alright, thanks. I was just checking to make sure if a CPU cooler would fit, it depends on the motherboard and the case. not just the case.
by tyeh26
Wed May 14, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU cooler that does not extend over the motherboard
Replies: 9
Views: 2775

I don't have a ruler handy, so I can't check, but do are all CPU sockets at the same place on an ATX motherboard? or do they vary like +/- 5cm? or more?
by tyeh26
Tue May 13, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman ZM1000-HP: Quiet KiloWatt PSU
Replies: 45
Views: 23465

i'm sure quad 9800 SLI with HR 03s or S1s and an array of 100 2.5" drives would need 1kw or something. and still be quiet.

(ignore my PSU in my sig, it was on sale for super cheap black friday. and it had racing stripes. who can resist racing stripes?)
by tyeh26
Tue May 13, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU cooler that does not extend over the motherboard
Replies: 9
Views: 2775

thanks for the quick reply. Here's a pic of my current situation: http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6849/cimg5887su6.jpg Besides the very >explicative< motherboard and its coil whine, the rear CPU exhaust is the loudest fan. Most of the noise comes from the turbulence. I'm assuming by switching to ...
by tyeh26
Tue May 13, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU cooler that does not extend over the motherboard
Replies: 9
Views: 2775

CPU cooler that does not extend over the motherboard

I have a lian li pc v2000b with an inverted Abit in9-32x max motherboard. With the position of the LGA775 socket, a my TRU can only be installed with the long side parallel with the ground or else it will hit the divider in the case. Thus the 120mm exhaust isn't pulling all its air through the coole...
by tyeh26
Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Harddrive silencing software
Replies: 11
Views: 8262

Tomson: the hard drive is turned off, and the computer thinks there is no drive of that letter. I assume if you plug in another device while it is slept, your drive letters will get messed up. (just an assumption... i guess i can try it out later) Shaman: As i said above, i use this for my storage h...
by tyeh26
Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Harddrive silencing software
Replies: 11
Views: 8262

don't take what i say as the absolute truth, but: i read that turning on and off drives repeatedly can be detrimental to the disk's health. i don't believe this, and if i lost 1 month of my drive's total life then i don't mind. i mean, there's a 5 year warranty for a reason. but then again, every pi...
by tyeh26
Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Harddrive silencing software
Replies: 11
Views: 8262

Harddrive silencing software

Hey all, For those of you with multiple internal disks for storage, sometimes they aren't in use and you would want to just turn them off. Software to do this would be ideal. I googled some stuff quickly and found this solution: Revosleep: http://revosleep.realspooky.de/ Here is the proceeding of re...
by tyeh26
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kaze Master: First Impressions [linked to big images]
Replies: 12
Views: 11217

what's the point of running more than one off a channel if you can get RPM readings?
by tyeh26
Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: how to monitor temperatures
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

thanks. i want to run my PSU fanless, and i want to monitor my PSU's temps to see how big of a radiator i will have to add.
by tyeh26
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: how to monitor temperatures
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

how to monitor temperatures

How do i monitor the temperatures of different computer components? Here's a list of things i would like to monitor, and ways of doing them that I already know. PSU: physically taking a temp gun to the PSU. CPU: uGuru (came with my abit motherboard) HDD: S.M.A.R.T. monitoring software (SMARTCheck) G...
by tyeh26
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 2872

Fanless PSU Mod

hey all. I have a Antec TPQ-850W power supply that I removed the 80mm exhaust and changed it to a 120mm front intake. I haven't actually tested this out yet (just bought a new case and sold my old one). I was surfing the net and found this: http://www.silentmods.com/section2/item287/part1 this seems...
by tyeh26
Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: that phantom noise.
Replies: 3
Views: 1782

hey thanks, but i don't think it's coil whine. At first i thought it was a fan's bearing on the verge of dieing. So it sounded like bearings rubbing together. not that high pitched.
by tyeh26
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: that phantom noise.
Replies: 3
Views: 1782

that phantom noise.

system: Case: Thermaltake Armor 1 intake Yate Loon D12SL-12 1 exhaust Yate Loon Thermalright ultra 120 with Nexus 800RPM XFX 8800GT with fanless accelero s1 4xHDDs Antec TPQ-850W PSU with a 80mm exhaust Samsung DVD-RW During startup there's a hissing noise until the login screen. Intermittently duri...
by tyeh26
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: replacing a 80mm with a 120mm in a PSU
Replies: 1
Views: 1034

replacing a 80mm with a 120mm in a PSU

I have a 80mm exhaust on my PSU that is my loudest part on my computer. My PSU is mounted sideways in my case, and I was wondering if I could just open up a hole on the top of the PSU and put a 120mm intake fan externally. Is the HX620's fan an intake or exhaust? Are there anything I should look int...
by tyeh26
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Phantom Gray P150
Replies: 10
Views: 7770

well, the difference that i'm looking at is the fact that the inside is not smooth at all. There are lots of small spaces where it'd be hard to get the paint consistent.