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by netmask254
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need 9cm fan with low start voltage
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: Need 9cm fan with low start voltage

Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PE-1 92mm x 25mm Ultra Quiet Fan - 1300 RPM - 14 dBA , has a starting voltage of 5V, and lower rated top speed, so i would guess would end up quieter (but havent tried it), another to look into is Scythe S-FLEX™ SFF92A 92 x 92 x 25 mm Fan w/ S-FDB Bearing (1000rpm) , ...
by netmask254
Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need 9cm fan with low start voltage
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Need 9cm fan with low start voltage

I have a Synology DS212J NAS using Y.S. Tech FD129225LS-N as case fan, which is a 92mm fan with below specs. It's quiet but not silent thus I'm going to get a lower-speed fan to replace it. Operating Voltage Range: 7~13.2V Speed: 1800RPM Noise Level: 25dBA I have single WD Green disk installed and t...
by netmask254
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Build the Perfect Lab or Office Workstation
Replies: 14
Views: 13074

Re: Build the Perfect Lab or Office Workstation

Very clean build and beautiful pictures! Glad to see HR02 is used but wondering why it's not reviewed in SPCR. One question regarding Intel's DP67BG, is it fan speed control as good as ASUS'? i.e. can specify a fan speed vs. temperature curve for most fans connected (rather than CPU fan only) no mat...
by netmask254
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [New build] HTPC build, but also my main computer. Advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 1456

Re: [New build] HTPC build, but also my main computer. Advi

It looks very balanced.... That said, I am a bit skeptical about ADATA SSD. I'd purchase OCZ, Corsair etc if I were to be in Sandforce campaign. I don't really trust ADATA's firmware talent, sorry firmware development. In this regard, OCZ enjoys a huge advantage compared to ADATA ..... Me too, howe...
by netmask254
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is Gentle Typoon suitable for CPU cooling with HR01 PLUS?
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Is Gentle Typoon suitable for CPU cooling with HR01 PLUS?

I'm looking into a customized 500~1500rpm PWM model. The speed is ideal however I'm not sure whether it's suitable for CPU cooling. Has anyone used it before?
by netmask254
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Small, silent, minimalistic and powerful PC (or is it?)
Replies: 8
Views: 2139

Re: Small, silent, minimalistic and powerful PC (or is it?)

With four SFF21F (1600rpm) fans, how can you expect it to be quiet? Generally we use fans <= 800rpm.

Though it looks like you are enthusiast of Corsair, the hydro H80 is definitely not comparable with top air cooling heatsinks such like Thermalright HR02 on silence.
by netmask254
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Will blocking P183's top vent improve cooling performance?
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Will blocking P183's top vent improve cooling performance?

Recently I got a P183v3 but not installed yet. I'm going to use the rear fan only (perhaps add a mid fan to cool VGA card) since the top fan is known as noisy due to structual drawback. However with the top vent opened only, the air flow is somewhat strange (looks like a short cut from top to rear)....
by netmask254
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo II is not too bad
Replies: 14
Views: 4537

Antec Solo II is not too bad

When the first time I saw it from Computex news, I was surprised on its ugly appearance comparing with original Solo. Today I saw some more pictures (it's said that it will be available in Japan within one week) and change my mind that it worths trying. The major improvement is cooling design, as we...
by netmask254
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is X-400 fanless suitable for Antec P183
Replies: 14
Views: 3476

Re: Is X-400 fanless suitable for Antec P183

step2006 wrote:What is the point to use a fanless PSU if we have to put a fan to vent it ?
This is a good question. The answer is that I already own a fanless PSU and I'm interested in P183 now. For new build, I will never consider this combination.
by netmask254
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is X-400 fanless suitable for Antec P183
Replies: 14
Views: 3476

Re: Is X-400 fanless suitable for Antec P183

Thanks, Nail.

Yes, the middle fan can be the final solution.
by netmask254
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is X-400 fanless suitable for Antec P183
Replies: 14
Views: 3476

Is X-400 fanless suitable for Antec P183

I'm considering trying P183 since the upcoming P280 is really disappointing to me.

If it's placed in the lower chamber, will the heat be accumulated since there is no way to get hot air out?
by netmask254
Tue May 31, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92872

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

It's disappointing to me. I expected the PSU can be moved to the bottom.
by netmask254
Mon May 23, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H3.SODD Fanless Mini-ITX Media Case
Replies: 49
Views: 22062

Re: HDPLEX H3.SODD Fanless Mini-ITX Media Case

It's awesome. Is this the 1st time we have a true silent PC meanwhile powerful enough for daily usage? :lol: I really feel surprising on "heard absolutely nothing". If the retailed product can also have the similar level, it would be very great. My personal experience on silence is that after reduci...
by netmask254
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P183 Sandy Bridge system
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: P183 Sandy Bridge system

It's a nice build, except the CPU cooler doesn't belong to the top class :lol: BTW, have you tried to load CPU (Prime95) and GPU (Furmark) simultaneously? Only in this condition, we know the worst case noise and temperature. Since you are using PWM for case fan and CPU cooler (I suppose), the noise ...
by netmask254
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK3480 with passively cooled Core i7 2600
Replies: 16
Views: 10108

Re: Antec NSK3480 with passively cooled Core i7 2600

Oops, 32C is somewhat high. Are you talking about Tcase (single value measurement of CPU case) or Tcore (4 values corresponding to each core)? I use Prime95 (CPU test) and Furmark (GPU test), which are also used in SPCR review. When we talk about temperature in "Load", we run both CPU and GPU. Below...
by netmask254
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK3480 with passively cooled Core i7 2600
Replies: 16
Views: 10108

Re: Antec NSK3480 with passively cooled Core i7 2600

Very nice build! I was going to build the similar system with NSK3480, however finally given up since the optical drive can't be fit into the upper chamber with the presence of a longer (than ATX) PSU such like X-400. It would be great if you can attach temperature measurements in both idle and load...
by netmask254
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Feedback on Silent PC
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: Feedback on Silent PC

The build looks pretty solid if you don't quite care about silence. Regarding Silent Pro, you can refer the 700W model's review. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article936-page7.html As you can see, it is just ok and doesn't belong to the best class. I would recommend Seasonic X-560, though more expen...
by netmask254
Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Quiet PC Plan
Replies: 57
Views: 12638

Re: Quiet PC Plan

It's a question whether your current configuration could be "a very quiet gaming desktop". 1 If you read the review, you may already know P183's case fan is noisy since the lowest speed is still very high to silencers (i.e. 1200rpm). You need to invest some money on some low speed fan (single fan at...
by netmask254
Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-Z60
Replies: 1
Views: 3291

Re: Lian Li PC-Z60

whispercat wrote:New Lian Li case coming soon. Looks interesting, hope it's better than the PC-B25S

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/pr ... dex=62&g=f
I love its appearance, almost nearly perfect to me, though Lianli doesn't have a very good silence record.
by netmask254
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS vs Hitachi 5K300
Replies: 14
Views: 3418

Re: WD20EARS vs Hitachi 5K300

I'm not familiar with Hitachi 5K300, however my suggestion is that never use WD20EARS for your system disk unless it's a temporary solution. I used a WD15EARS for system disk (Windows 7 installed) for ~half a year, just like you, I prefer single mechanical hard disk in system. (1) It's significantly...
by netmask254
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler
Replies: 15
Views: 7066

Re: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler

Though this is a top cooler from Thermalright, I feel a bit disappointing that SPCR still doesn't have a review of HR02, which is regarded as fanless capable for silencers.
by netmask254
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 37796

Re: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide

Another question is regarding the absence of sound proof material, which is widely used in SPCR built systems before. Previously I encountered a strange resonance/whooshing noise issue in my Solo build, i.e. after reducing the system noise to a minimal level, the noise can be significantly louder wi...
by netmask254
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 37796

Re: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide

GPU fans (Gelid Icy Vision): through Zalman FanMate 2 on max speed, on 3-pin Asus motherboard Chassis 2 header, set to Silent in BIOS fan control. I don't quite understand the GPU fan control. Is the fan speed related with GPU temperature or something else? It's good to see someone read the article...
by netmask254
Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 37796

Re: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide

GPU fans (Gelid Icy Vision): through Zalman FanMate 2 on max speed, on 3-pin Asus motherboard Chassis 2 header, set to Silent in BIOS fan control.

I don't quite understand the GPU fan control. Is the fan speed related with GPU temperature or something else?
by netmask254
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: X-400 buzz noise
Replies: 31
Views: 9533

Re: X-400 buzz noise

I have tried 2 Seasonic X-460W fanless power supplies, and both of them make buzzing sounds. The buzz becomes a high pitch constant squeal when the computer is turned off, but has the electricity cable still plugged into the power supply. It's extremely annoying and disappointing. I had no problems...
by netmask254
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: X-400 buzz noise
Replies: 31
Views: 9533

Re: X-400 buzz noise

Hi netmask254, Did you had your bussing noise problem solved ? Not yet, I sent a mail describing this problem to Seasonic support. They ask me to contact the distributor to replace one sample and check whether it still happens. It may be either a design issue or my apartment's electric issue. Howev...
by netmask254
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will Seasonic SS-460FL, 460W be enough for this ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Will Seasonic SS-460FL, 460W be enough for this ?

Definitely it's enough.
by netmask254
Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet 2TB Hard drive - Which one to chose
Replies: 5
Views: 3542

Re: Quiet 2TB Hard drive - Which one to chose

WD Green series should be the most quiet one, however its performance is also very low especially EARS which has the so called "Advanced 4KB Format". If you have other disk such like SSD as system, go ahead and always avoid it as system disk.
by netmask254
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R3 - fan placement?
Replies: 12
Views: 9057

Re: Fractal Design Define R3 - fan placement?

The front fan is not necessary generally. If you are using Thermalright HR02, perhaps you can even save the CPU fan :lol: Seems like R3 has inherent sound damping foam, how about its quality and can you hear the whooshing noise? In my Solo, I experience much larger noise after closing the side panel...