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by ascl
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Inaudible Silverstone FT-05 / 6700k / GTX1080 gaming/VR
Replies: 3
Views: 3642

Re: Inaudible Silverstone FT-05 / 6700k / GTX1080 gaming/VR

I did a pretty similar build recently, and have similar low idle noise. Very nice build! Looks like you did a pretty neat job with wiring too (which is, IMO, the biggest issue with this case -- would it really have killed them to add 10mm to the width and given a little more room behind the mobo tra...
by ascl
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Air Penetrator AP121
Replies: 9
Views: 4189

Re: Air Penetrator AP121

Good fan reviews are always hard to find, however, there is a comparison with other popular fans done by Matrinm210, who has a solid reputation: http://www.overclock.net/t/831994/fan-testing-round-4-gt-vs-noctua-vs-silverstone-vs-yate-vs-rosewill You have to watch the video (watch a high res, larger...
by ascl
Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Reliability
Replies: 120
Views: 40831

He said repeatedly they would rather deploy drives as is out of the box than to tweak the OS, over provision the drive, or mess with firmware updates. Hearing that makes me glad I don't work for Intel. I actually see this as a good thing (well, as a customer anyway), as it means they expect their d...
by ascl
Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Reliability
Replies: 120
Views: 40831

Thats some nice information, thanks! Bring on the G3 drives.... (then I can ditch my Vertex -- yes my vertex is still limping along... seems using sleep was causing problems this time. Sigh).
by ascl
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Noise level of water pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 6167

Don't go WC if you want very quiet... its only worth while if you want hot, overclocked components without it being very noisy. Keep in mind even ignoring the pump you still need fans (and usually a lot of them). Actually, thats not entirely true. You can have a (nearly) silent WC'd system... but it...
by ascl
Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Reliability
Replies: 120
Views: 40831

Thanks for the response. The symptoms are exactly the same as last time, which required a RMA... and I tried every suggestion and spent a long time trying various things, so I really don't expect any difference this time round (aside from the total lack of interest in spending lots of time on it thi...
by ascl
Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Reliability
Replies: 120
Views: 40831

A slightly OT update: -My OCZ Vertex which I talked about earlier in the thread got RMA'd about 2 months ago... but the replacement has started corrupting data in the same fashion as the original! Sending it back for RMA cost me about $40 -- not sure I want to do it again, am very tired of this whol...
by ascl
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17743

The MoRa2 was very constrictive unfortunately, which made for a pretty low flow loop. I am not sure if they MoRa3 has fixed this or not... but certainly large surface area radiators are very nice! Personally I run a 140x3, 120x3 and 120x2 in a separate rad box with slow running fans... makes for awe...
by ascl
Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17743

I wish I had the room for this... living in an apartment would make it tricky! :)
by ascl
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My simple fan controller
Replies: 3
Views: 2953

Nicely done!
by ascl
Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Larger Fans?
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

This is part of the problem with fans larger than 120mm... there isn't a lot of choice (140mm fan choice is growing, which is great, but above that its all very limited).

140mm fan round up would be great, but probably a bit premature.
by ascl
Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Car Radiator too much?
Replies: 8
Views: 7582

holy thread necro! 7 year old thread!
by ascl
Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17743

This is the problem with talking about noise... everyone has a different idea of what is quiet. I generally can't hear my system, but I wont claim its silent! I live inner city, and have a pretty high ambient noise. That said, I do believe its possible to find very quiet pumps, but have no experienc...
by ascl
Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17743

Pumps tend to be very sensitive to how they are mounted. If its not completely de-coupled from the case, it will be very noisy. Also, people, especially people on overclocking forums (which are the most popular WC forums), call all sorts of crazy things quiet or silent... I've heard people say 2000 ...
by ascl
Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Would plain oil immersion in an aquarium work?
Replies: 4
Views: 3412

several gallons of oil has a lot of heat capacity. While this is true, its not heat capacity thats the issue... its the rate that the heat would be transfered out of the oil that is the issue. Even a massive reservoir will heat up eventually with a very small heat load, if it is in an insulated con...
by ascl
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Would plain oil immersion in an aquarium work?
Replies: 4
Views: 3412

Not sure this is really a water cooling question so much as an alternative cooling idea.... its been done before, but it just seems messy to me! Also, I really don't think it would dissipate much heat, as you only have the surface area of the tank (which is small compared to what is provided by a ra...
by ascl
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Choices, Choices
Replies: 3
Views: 898

There is exactly that. The Silverstone CMD01. It connects internally via USB, controls up to 5 fans, and has some included sensors, but when configuring it via NVidia System Tools, you can select at least the CPU (and GPU) temps -- dont remember if it sees the other motherboard temps or not. The dev...
by ascl
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Will the Dyson Air Multiplier revolutionize quiet computing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2906

The problem about the device in its current state is that it's quite loud. Granted, many electric fans don't have silence as their top priority, but it does have a distinct whining sound. The second thing is that if you look at the device, you see that whatever fan is in the base of the device is q...
by ascl
Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Air Penetrator AP121
Replies: 9
Views: 4189

I think these definitely have potential. Its an interesting idea... they might make good radiator fans! :)
by ascl
Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17743

You know, one thing kind of sticks with me: on the system I described at the beginning of this thread I'm definitely going to stick with AC on the CPU. But I'm going to keep considering a relatively simply WC solution on the 5770 - maybe a 2x120. I'll need to see how that fits my case, though. (Sil...
by ascl
Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17743

I have acknowledged in basically every post I have made on the topic, that WC is not cheap. Its hard to argue value for money compared with AC. But your test case is easy. My system is a Q6600 overclocked to 3.6Ghz, with appropriate vcore (I'd have to check). Using AC (a Tuniq Tower + stock fan, whi...
by ascl
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17743

While I generally agree with Mike, I am going to have to respond to some of these points as they are incorrect, at least when applied across the board. 3. With heatsinks that have 10/12 "heatpipe paths"* into the fins, I think they actually move more heat more quickly than most WC systems -- except ...
by ascl
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Ideas for reducing radiator+fan noise
Replies: 7
Views: 5598

What about this?
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/nois120mifan.html


Sidewinders have great customer service too.... so local and good :)

EDIT: Fixed link..... yes I'm an idiot and posted the wrong link...
by ascl
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17743

Where WCing comes into its own, is when you want to OC and/or run very hot components, and still have some quiet. WCing also allows you to put the noisy components elsewhere (ie you could stick the pump and radiator outside your window, or in a closet, or another room or whatever, and just run the t...
by ascl
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Ideas for reducing radiator+fan noise
Replies: 7
Views: 5598

If you have the room you should try shrouds, they can definitely help reduce that noise, although if its the grill rather than the rad (its probably both tho), it might not help so much. There is a replacement to the TJ07 coming out, called a (I think) TJ11, which has the space at the bottom but wit...
by ascl
Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Ideas for reducing radiator+fan noise
Replies: 7
Views: 5598

Can you please clarify exactly how you have the rads and fans? ie do you have: case ----- fan ----- rad (I hope that makes sense). If its like the above, its possible the case grill is generating some noise, and removing the grill can help both the noise and the air flow. If the fan is on the other ...
by ascl
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Qfan vs fan Xpert
Replies: 10
Views: 11943

The silverstone CMD01 is pretty much exactly that. Its a 5.25" bay device, with no buttons/screen/knobs (and the actual circuit board is small and can be removed and mounted anywhere), that you connect via USB. Pretty much the same as T-Balancer etc, the difference is you can get it very cheaply (am...
by ascl
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reviewed pumps
Replies: 13
Views: 11276

I don't have experience with the Dual Top (only the single), but it appears to be identical (albeit with 2 pump slots) as the X-TOP. So it should perform the same, and EK's stuff is generally high quality. Mounting the top to the pump is very easy, unscrew the old top, and you have 4 pieces (pump, b...
by ascl
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet optical drives
Replies: 25
Views: 9261

You could also optionally rip a copy of the disc to your hard disk and load it with something like Deamon Tools from then on, so long as you're willing to part with some extra hard drive space. Most games that use cd checks will not work from an image, you'd still need the no-cd check. I try and bu...
by ascl
Mon May 31, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Budget DAW pc build
Replies: 27
Views: 4594

Oh nice, sorry my google-fu was weak. Your link is much better.