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by Xobim
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Annoying whistling from computer when internet browser is on
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Annoying whistling from computer when internet browser i

Pressing down the ATX power connector firmly causes the whine to stop, weird... How much power overhead does you PSU have on your system? Maybe there isn't enought to keep a decent voltage on the ATX connection (connectors cause voltage loss), causing some coil to scream in terrible agony, as it sit...
by Xobim
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36600

That is some brilliant aluminium work, even though the screws aren't exactly flush with the surface. Do post some pictures with the front on the case.
By the way, are you going to polish the copper fins aswell? They got pretty ugly when you heated up the solder slinkies with the torch.
by Xobim
Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 46223

It's not always the case, but under most circumstances I can ignore noise. During the day (when I'm at the lab or following courses), I don't mind the noise of the machines at the lab, or the talking of all the other students. But as soon as I get home, everything has to be completely quiet. My hous...
by Xobim
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 46223

Since I became a member (A lurker, though) of SPCR, I've noticed this little thread, but never read through it. "Probably irrelevant to my interests". However, this thread caught my eye when I was browsing around the forums (looking for new silent case mods, heh). I was curious if I was becoming obs...
by Xobim
Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Prolimatech Samuel 17
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

The heatsink was meant for HTPC's, and they have the motherboard laying down. I don't see it as a problem.
by Xobim
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Bozar & Thrash's Hidden HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 5088

A very creative idea, I must say. But what happens if someone would open the drawer with too much force? Did you secure the drives and the upright fan well enough?
by Xobim
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Prolimatech Samuel 17
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

It seems to be a good performer. The six heatpipes can move a lot of heat away from the core, but the dissipation area is very small. Which means you'll need a powerful fan. It is a very good contender for HTPC's.
by Xobim
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36600

This calls for an animated reply:
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Just one question: is that plastic tape around the metal and copper at the front of your case? It looks pretty weird.
by Xobim
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja 3 announced
Replies: 22
Views: 3865

Oh, this looks pretty interesting. What surprises me most is the fact that the four fin arrays aren't connected, just like the tow towers the megahalems has. Maybe this has a better influence on dissipating heat to the air flowing through the heatsink? Still, 16 heatpipes coming from the baseplate: ...
by Xobim
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36600

It passes through the top fin array first? Good. Pretty neat you thought of that countercurrent technique.

Can't wait for the next update!
by Xobim
Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36600

You sir, just made my day. Copper makes me drool, especially this much. This is beautiful craftmanship, but I foresee a big problem. Since the copper fins are below the case, the heat rising from it will move past the components, warming them up again. I don't think it'll make the whole circuit very...
by Xobim
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: array of custom mini itx cases
Replies: 45
Views: 93497

Good stuff. A casemod, and this one is made out of sheets of plastic. I thought it was painted wood when I looked at the pictures before reading the text thoroughly. Good luck with cramming everything inside the small case.
by Xobim
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Running up against a wall?
Replies: 10
Views: 1962

It's the CCFL that creates the whine in the LCD displays, allmost never the coils. The only way to prevent this problem, is by buying a led-screen, I'm afraid.
by Xobim
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA cooler with 2 x 12cm fans
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

The new T-rad isn't built for two 120mm fans, so Thermaltake has the empire all for itself. The heatsink itself looks pretty decent, actually. It's an oversized accelero rev2 if you ask me. You just have to replace the crappy included fans with two of your own, and it should perform well. Though I w...
by Xobim
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: RoGuE's Silent gaming rig
Replies: 7
Views: 8826

The green accents are very cool. Nice case and thanks for the pics!
by Xobim
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: DIY heatsink for your video card
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Placing your own fan over the cooler won't really cool it very efficiëntly. The fan used normally moves the air perpendicular along its axle, while a normal fan does not. The heatsink is built in such a way that only air that flows towards the backplate of the card gets optimal heat exchange. Next ...
by Xobim
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: RoGuE's Silent gaming rig
Replies: 7
Views: 8826

Pics or it didn't happen. ;) Anyway, I'd like to welcome you to this site and community (?). Looking at the specs, your system is about as fast as mine, probably a little faster thanks to the overclocking. Good you silenced those harddrives. They continually produce the same amount of noise, even wh...
by Xobim
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DIY case that is very very quiet
Replies: 10
Views: 5344

Ghetto mod indeed. I love the air deflector that's fixed with two thumbtacks. :)

And is that really lead, or straw? It looks like it is made out of very small shards that might enter your harddrive through its airholes...
by Xobim
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SG02B-F!
Replies: 4
Views: 5709

It's gonna be hot in there!
Nice setup, anyways. But why did you turn the shuriken fan upside down? It's more effective if it blows down towards the motherboard components.
by Xobim
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair chassis
Replies: 15
Views: 6097

This case is obviously meant for gaming systes that dissipate a lot of heat. It's sheer size makes the case useless unless you've got a watercooled setup. The good thing is that the case supports 20" graphics cards! :D
by Xobim
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P183 Media/Gaming (Almost Silent)
Replies: 9
Views: 7623

Pricy build you've got there. I'm quite surprised you haven't bought a separate cooler for your GTX275.
And +1 for the Juli@. Hifi soundcards are awesome! ;)
by Xobim
Wed May 27, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A perfectionist HTPC build, The PITA of Media
Replies: 32
Views: 18088

Good thing you posted less "artsy" pictures. It gives a good view of what's inside the case.

BTW, how does that backplate cooler work on your video card? It doesn't make contact with the chips heatspreader, so I don't think it really helps removing the heat...
by Xobim
Mon May 18, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A perfectionist HTPC build, The PITA of Media
Replies: 32
Views: 18088

Maybe I should nominate you for the million-dollar-PC website. The cases posted there are just as slick as yours...
by Xobim
Fri May 15, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A perfectionist HTPC build, The PITA of Media
Replies: 32
Views: 18088

You shot some AWESOME photos, I must say. Beautiful build; all black and shiny nickel. Too bad the images appear sporadicly...
I'll certainly keep an eye out for this thread!
by Xobim
Tue May 12, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What? Where? -> "Bench table"
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Have you thought about a removable motherboard tray? Or do you really want a case that mounts all components, but leaves room for full acces to the motherboard?
by Xobim
Tue May 12, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD Stock heatpipe cooler sudenly decided to go 4927rpm?!
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

The Overdrive utility is meant to unrealisticly test your processor. It makes the chip run hotter than normal on full-load. Try downloading and running Prime95 and look whether the fan goes up to 5000 RPM. If you have a PWM fan, you can place the fan connector on a three-pin header so it runs on 12 ...
by Xobim
Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 500-800RPM target: Scythe 120mm S-Flex SFF21D or SFF21E?
Replies: 11
Views: 3511

However, I'd recommend the low-speed or mid-speed (if you want to undervolt it) Slipstream fans. My two S-flexes (D- variant) started to make whining sounds after a year of usage. I've replaced them with 5V slipstreams, and they run silent enough.
by Xobim
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Oil Immersion Cooling, done right :-)
Replies: 3
Views: 1841

Nope, it's a special oil that runs faster through the tubing. It's two separated systems in one aquarium. :P
by Xobim
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What sticky film on my HR-01?
Replies: 15
Views: 3468

I'll just add this: the whining sound doesn't come from a blocked intake, or from the honeycomb-grating on the ceiling. The whining persists when I remove the side panel. It's the rubber grommets that make the fans whine for some reason. Whenever I push the fan downwards, the noise ends. With both f...
by Xobim
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What sticky film on my HR-01?
Replies: 15
Views: 3468

I'm not afraid of heat, I just don't want my PC to malfunction... 8) This is what I got from a 10 minute Realtemp test. Not much difference: http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/6933/passivelyfd7.jpg Then I did a 20-minute burn-in, which caused temperatures to rise to 73 degrees (27 below critical). My ...