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by Aelek
Wed May 27, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for a quiet, affordable 24-26 inch monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

I suppose you could chekc the big stickied topic way up in the list ;) Find one with positive remarks and see if its still available. Monitors tend to have a lifecycle of less then 1,5 years. 400 (eurobucks) is about the minimum you may expect for a good, silent 24". If your are happy with a TN you ...
by Aelek
Wed May 27, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4870 + Aftermarket Cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 2245

I have a 4870 1gb (sapphire) I modded the cooling with an accelero s1 rev 2, to which i have strapped two nexus 92 mm fans (blowing straight down...or rather up...at the card...thus aimed at the memory and vrm) I have a 120mm s-flex-d blowing front to back both over and under the card (to cool the b...
by Aelek
Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC S1-S2
Replies: 5
Views: 2265

perhaps not really cool to link to own posts but it saves me a lot oft typing.

My results with a non-overclocked hd4870

viewtopic.php?t=51657
by Aelek
Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: passive cooled HD4870?
Replies: 9
Views: 5106

I have thought about that and tried testing it by inserting some paper in various locations around fan and card and watching how it reacted. Visually I saw no difference. Mesuring I found that It at least provides some benefit because it took about 1/3 longer to reach 97 degrees. I havent tried reve...
by Aelek
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: passive cooled HD4870?
Replies: 9
Views: 5106

not a chance mate. Im running a sapphire 4870 1gb with S1. The airstream in the case is high (that is for a quiet computer). I tinkered around with it last night (I reseated the core cooling on artic silver vs standard compound before and adjusted some of the heatsinks for the mem) It has 2 nexus 92...
by Aelek
Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Where to get Accelero S1 VRAM heatsinks
Replies: 9
Views: 3895

for everyones information.

New S1's come with heatsinks included. These seem to work just fine although you will probably have to file one down a bit to make it fit under the "main cooler"

Aelek
by Aelek
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are Tri-Cools really *that* bad?
Replies: 30
Views: 7456

I consider my computer to be quiet (not silent) and have no negative issues with tri-cools on low. I have two of the tri-cools standard in a P180b connected and on low. At ~1,5 m (floor at the side of desk to my ear) I dont hear any fan specific noises. (other sound sources 4 suspended 1tb samsung f...
by Aelek
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cool, quiet 4870?
Replies: 6
Views: 3869

I currently have a sapphire 1gb 4870 with a s1 accellero with a s-flex 1200 rpm strapped on. 2d/idle fan at 600 rpm ~42 C normal (heavy game load): between 84 en 94 C fan @1200 rpm Furmark torture: stable @ 106 C note: had to limit top clock of core (ATI-overdrive) to 750 (790 - max with CCC) causes...
by Aelek
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 348165

LG L245WP-BN 24" PVA panel I generally have a setting between 30 and 35% brightness through monitor controls. No whine whatsoever with the possible exception of brightness about 70%. This however so much bordering on non-presence I sometimes doubt whether is really there (and I have REALLY sensitive...
by Aelek
Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 245413

I'll add my voice to the (quiet!) chorus. Nice to see the chamber's done. Nice we'll be seeing new reviews too ;). Oh and Mike, there is lots of us quiet-freaks out there but usually we are not heard from a lot (sic!). I'll be doing a new quiet (I dare not say silent) build somewhere in october and ...
by Aelek
Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Where to get Accelero S1 VRAM heatsinks
Replies: 9
Views: 3895

thx for the links mates

Aelek
by Aelek
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Where to get Accelero S1 VRAM heatsinks
Replies: 9
Views: 3895

Would someone who has done this (4870 +s1 +extra heatsinks) that works reliably after the "mod" post a couple of good pics so the lesser (or slower any way) gods know where to stick heatsinks?

Aelek
by Aelek
Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: So How High Dare One Go?
Replies: 15
Views: 3587

the correct question should be: Why are there so many other places where the people are so unfriendly :wink: Nobody asks a question only to be noobed, STFUn-and-RTFM and all those other really helpful asnwers you get everywhere. @andy looking forward to your post-operation report. thinking of upgrad...
by Aelek
Wed May 21, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: p180 - bottom cage problem AND solution
Replies: 1
Views: 2440

p180 - bottom cage problem AND solution

This is not strictly a quiteting problem or solution, but I ran into it with my p180b. Since its a much used case here I thought I'd share it. The problem will most likely exist only for people who keep the PSU "duct" fan in place and use non-sata drives in in bottom cage. (My system is currently qu...
by Aelek
Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 83740

As to help clarify any remaining issues on the amount of sata connections:

http://www.enermaxusa.com/catalog/graph ... /cable.jpg

1x3 for 425w
2x3 for 525w
3x3 for 625w

Aelek
by Aelek
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet gaming system in a P180B [Updated w/ new images]
Replies: 23
Views: 17704

Hey Aelek, No worries, I disconnected the fan that is on the S1 and put a Antec TriCool on Low at the front of the case in front of the videocard (not attached to the upper hard drive cage). Ambient temps ~25*C VGA Temps (idle/load) GPU: 52*C/70*C Amb: 43*C/54*C Hope this helps you buddy. Yeah that...
by Aelek
Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet gaming system in a P180B [Updated w/ new images]
Replies: 23
Views: 17704

Hey, First post for an ancient lurker on these boards :). I'm thinking about a similar setup for my next computer. I do unfortunately have expansion cards I need to fit in. Would it be possible for you to put a fan on the upper drive bay and none on the s1 and see how that airflow works out and repo...