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by runeks
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External USB 3.0 HDD enclosure with elastic suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 3352

Re: External USB 3.0 HDD enclosure with elastic suspension

So, to update (I just got a PM asking for an update), the silicone enclosure is fairly good, especially for its price. I sleep three meters away from the HDD, and it's barely noticeable in my apartment with my windows closed (although my apartment is in the city, so the base noise level is probably ...
by runeks
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External USB 3.0 HDD enclosure with elastic suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 3352

Re: External USB 3.0 HDD enclosure with elastic suspension

Yeah, Google certainly isn't coming up with anything useful. I've ordered one of these: http://www.acousticpc.com/images/a_silex-acoustics_silicone_hard-drive-enclosures_galery_pic.jpg http://www.acousticpc.com/silex_acoustics_usb_silicone_hard_drive_enclosure.html They're pretty cheap, so I figure ...
by runeks
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External USB 3.0 HDD enclosure with elastic suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 3352

External USB 3.0 HDD enclosure with elastic suspension

Hi guys I live in a single room apartment, where I have a silent (no-fan) Intel NUC (in a passive Akasa Tesla H case) that's always running. Doesn't make a noise and I'm very happy with it. I would, however, very much like to add a few terabytes of storage to that. The external Seagate HDD I have ma...
by runeks
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Using a PWM splitter cable, while retaining RPM readings
Replies: 3
Views: 2174

Re: Using a PWM splitter cable, while retaining RPM readings

The only way would be to route the rpm cable to another header individually, that said i just wanted to test connecting an external 12V PSU to a fan and wanted to see the rpms the fan was going so decided to use a splitter with the rpm going to the a motherboard, but i never got a reading on it, no...
by runeks
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Using a PWM splitter cable, while retaining RPM readings
Replies: 3
Views: 2174

Using a PWM splitter cable, while retaining RPM readings

Hi everyone I recently bought an ASUS M597A R2.0 motherboard, and to my disappointment, it seems that the PWM case fan headers don't support less than a 60% duty cycle, while the CPU supports 0% duty cycle. I have an Antec P180 case, and I've bought 3 Noiseblocker Multiframe S-Series M12-PS Fan 120m...
by runeks
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
Replies: 13
Views: 9589

Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit

Can anyone verify that this works with the HR-01 Plus ? They say it works with the HR-01, but I want to be absolutely sure that it also works with the Plus version before I order it. The coolers share the same base, so VX BTK II will work just fine with the HR-01 Plus. Comparison with the Ultra-120...
by runeks
Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
Replies: 13
Views: 9589

Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit

Can anyone verify that this works with the HR-01 Plus? They say it works with the HR-01, but I want to be absolutely sure that it also works with the Plus version before I order it.
by runeks
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S1 and 5870 Crossfire?
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: Accelero S1 and 5870 Crossfire?

FYI, I recently got a used 5870 which I have now attached an Accelero S1 rev. 2 to. It definitely runs cooler than the stock fan at comparable noise levels. Perhaps 20C cooler or more. So far I've stuck a 120mm Scythe Slipstream on top of the Accelero, *sucking* air (instead of blowing) up through t...
by runeks
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gone!
Replies: 28
Views: 3791

Re: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gon

Here's an update from me. I finally got around to attaching each of the three 5.1V Zener diodes to a fan extension cable, and mounting them in my case. Ah! What a difference! When I spin down the HDDs, I have a hard time hearing if the computer is on when lying in my bed where my head is ~2 meters f...
by runeks
Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Tegra 2 (ARM) Desktop Preview
Replies: 2
Views: 2572

Re: Tegra 2 (ARM) Desktop Preview

I've also been looking into ARM lately. As an everyday Linux user (Ubuntu), fortunately I wouldn't suffer much (if any) from switching to ARM, as Ubuntu runs on (some of) these devices as well. I've also noticed the Trim-Slice, but what turned me away from it was its hardware accelerated video playb...
by runeks
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gone!
Replies: 28
Views: 3791

Re: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gon

What do the different colors represent? That is definitely some odd behavior... Does it occur in the absence of the diode? I edited the post to show what the different plots are. Since the fan connector is in a bit of an odd place on the mobo, I'm waiting to try it out with the diodes detached. I'l...
by runeks
Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gone!
Replies: 28
Views: 3791

Re: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gon

For DC fans you can treat them as a resistance (ie no capacitance or inductance), and you are correct that Ohm's law applies. Since you know you are reducing the voltage by 5.1V, you would expect the current to drop proportionally (V = I*R, R being constant). If you wanted to be super safe, just gr...
by runeks
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gone!
Replies: 28
Views: 3791

Re: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gon

OK. Just to get this straight. I'm going to buy some diodes, as I'm not confident that one of the 0.5W diodes that I already have, won't have a slightly different Zener voltage than the others. If I want to be sure that the 5.1V Zener diodes that I buy can handle a fan that uses 0.26A at 12V - even ...
by runeks
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gone!
Replies: 28
Views: 3791

Re: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gon

Just a heads up, if you care: I assume you placed the zeners in parallel to split the current amongst them, but (as with most transistor technology) characteristics vary. The breakdown for each of them could be slightly different, and as such one of them could be sourcing most of the load! I'm not ...
by runeks
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gone!
Replies: 28
Views: 3791

Re: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gon

Apparantly my dad had a ton of Zener diodes that he doesn't need, 5.1V 0.5W (BZX79C5V1) , so onto a fan extension wire I soldered four of them in parallel, on the positive, red wire, with the band facing in the opposite direction of the current, ie. going in to the fan header. Result: with the BIOS ...
by runeks
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gone!
Replies: 28
Views: 3791

Re: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gon

Thanks for the input everyone! I must admit I'm kind of hooked on the idea of being able to control the voltage from the BIOS. Basically, I have no idea how my system will react when the fans are running at only ~3V, so it'd be optimal for me to be able to bump up the voltage half a volt or so, if I...
by runeks
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gone!
Replies: 28
Views: 3791

The "7V trick" on fans with adjustable voltage - RPM gone!

Hello all In my case I have three Scythe Slipstream 1200RPM (SY1225SL12M) fans connected to an Abit IP35 Pro XE motherboard. This motherboard allows me to adjust the voltage of the fan connectors from between 8V to 12V. When the Scythes are running at 8V - instead of 12V - their speed is reduced to ...
by runeks
Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Zen 400 airflow - Should I tape up my Zen 400?
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

FSP Zen 400 airflow - Should I tape up my Zen 400?

Hello good folks I have all the parts for my new computer sitting next to me just waiting to be assembled. I've been thinking about airflow and my PSU especially. If you take a look at the link to the review in the bottom of my post you get a good idea of how the PSU looks and where there a holes to...
by runeks
Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilverStone Nightjar NJ45NF Passive PSU
Replies: 18
Views: 7182

Cool, I'm looking forward. I've got my choice of PSU down to either the Silverstone ST45NF or the FSP Zen 400, so I'm hoping you have something good to say cause I'd rather have a 450 watt PSU to be sure. :)
by runeks
Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Zen 400 enough for this system?
Replies: 2
Views: 1543

FSP Zen 400 enough for this system?

Hello all I'm a little bit stuck at which PSU to choose since I want it to be fanless. I have however heard great things about the FSP Zen 400. Both the one from the SPCR review and the newer non-pink version. But I am not sure 400 watts is enough for my planned system so I would very much appreciat...
by runeks
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Passive/fanless power supply for Antec P182 case
Replies: 0
Views: 1039

Passive/fanless power supply for Antec P182 case

Hello I'm interested in equipping my soon-to-be-bought Antec P182 case with a passive PSU. I am therefore very interested in other peoples experiences with this, particularly which passive PSUs have cables of the proper length and how the fan setup is in the lower chamber. How much can you slow down...
by runeks
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilverStone Nightjar NJ45NF Passive PSU
Replies: 18
Views: 7182

Have you received the PSU yet Bar81? I'm curious to know how you rate it.
by runeks
Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 3870 coil whine - experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 2057

Thanks for your input all. It seems the presence of coil whine varies quite a lot even for graphics cards of the same brand. I've read in other threads that it might be cause by a number of factors besides the graphics cards itself; motherboard and PSU for example. Perhaps I will just have to try my...
by runeks
Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 3870 coil whine - experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 2057

HD 3870 coil whine - experiences

Hello all! I've just about decided which components to use for my new system and I think the graphics card will be a HD3870-based card. I'm a bit afraid of getting a card with the dreaded coil whine, since I will be slapping an Accelero S1 on it so it will be even more noticeable. I would appreciate...
by runeks
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A few questions about my planned build: DDR3 RAM?
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: A few questions for my planned build

I've read comments that RAM with a lower frequency can actually be faster because of timings, is that true? 1) You need to look at timings and compare them in absolute measures. CAS latency 4 DDR2-667 and CL 5 DDR2-800 have the same actual "timings". I see. I've found an example using OCZ 1333 MHz ...
by runeks
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A few questions about my planned build: DDR3 RAM?
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

A few questions about my planned build: DDR3 RAM?

Hello all! I've been lurking around here for some months now reading the main site and the forum. I'm still not completely sure what system to get but I've managed to find what I see as a good candidate for my new system. I will mainly be using it for viewing HD content on my LCD TV so it must be ab...