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by Vetotat
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TJ08-E, going for near silent
Replies: 12
Views: 13443

Re: TJ08-E, going for near silent

khaakon wrote:I mounted the PSU fan down and intend to keep it that way unless something proves otherwise.
I'm curious; why this choice of PSU orientation?
by Vetotat
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 16147

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

It would be interesting to see to what extend the vertical airflow affects temperature.

Out of pure curiousness; could you test the case standing on its front so that the airflow becomes horizontal?
by Vetotat
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Some questions regarding the Silverstone TJ-08E
Replies: 15
Views: 5336

Re: Some questions regarding the Silverstone TJ-08E

ces wrote:What is wrong with the SILVERSTONE SST-PS07B.
It's ugly... :?

I was also thinking about mounting 4*92mm (Nexus 92) fans in the front. I know it's not built for that, but with some cable ties it should be possible. But 4*92 may however not be optimal from a noise perspective.
by Vetotat
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Some questions regarding the Silverstone TJ-08E
Replies: 15
Views: 5336

Some questions regarding the Silverstone TJ-08E

For my next computer upgrade, this spring, I also plan to replace my old SOLO. I'm basically choosing between the SOLO 2 and the TJ-08E. The SOLO 2 feels like a safe choise since it has everything I like with my curret SOLO + the extra features that are the reason to my case replacement (more grapic...
by Vetotat
Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Improving airflow and cooling in old Antec Solo
Replies: 24
Views: 2946

Re: Improving airflow and cooling in old Antec Solo

A top cutout would act as a intake. I had no idea that would be the effect. Completely blows my mind! Does this change at all depending on the PSU design? Oh, that requieres the PSU to be mounted upside down with the fan facing the top. If the fan is facing downwards, as usual, or if it has a horiz...
by Vetotat
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Improving airflow and cooling in old Antec Solo
Replies: 24
Views: 2946

Re: Improving airflow and cooling in old Antec Solo

Re-creating the top PSU vent of the new Antec Solo. "Hot air rises" so this helps getting rid of it around the PSU, right? Might lower the noise of the PSU since it will have cooler intake air. However, since the PSU fan always would force air downwards to the PSU, no hot air would rise out from it...
by Vetotat
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide
Replies: 35
Views: 18662

Re: Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide

Very appreciated article. As a coincidence I was just planning a build more or less identical to this one (but build around an Ivy or BD).
by Vetotat
Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSUs: Kingwin Stryker STR-500 & Silverstone ST50NF
Replies: 20
Views: 9350

Re: Fanless PSUs: Kingwin Stryker STR-500 & Silverstone ST50

There seems to be an error in the 240V test table; the AC power draw figures seems to have been swapped between the the two PSUs.
by Vetotat
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet/Noisy SSD Survey
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: Quiet/Noisy SSD Survey

My Intel 320 120GB emitts some kind of high frequency noise during wrtitng of large files. It's not very annoing though, even if it's clearly audible.
by Vetotat
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 90077

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

Pigbristle wrote:Fan controller on the back....................Really? (facepalm)
Well, it's atleast better than having the controller on the inside of the case, where it is on the SOLO1...
by Vetotat
Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 90077

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

About the SPCR review (i post my comments here too since the official article comments thread is a bit dead): It would be great if the case could be tested with more fan configs. Two intake fans at varying speed settings would be interesting; I think most people interested in this case are looking f...
by Vetotat
Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gaming TJ08-E + i5 2500K + GTX580
Replies: 17
Views: 12381

Re: Gaming TJ08-E + i5 2500K + GTX580

Have you tried running it without the CPU fan and/or the exhaust fan? Since the HR-02 is made with low airflow in mind, as you say, maybe the front fan would be enough to provide decent cooling.
by Vetotat
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 123487

Re: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4

But can I trust this drive? ...I guess no. I'm now unable too reboot while this drive is connected. A cold boot is fine, but since I'm dual booting I reboot quite often. The computer stops at "Detecting SATA port 2" during POST and I can't even access BIOS or anything. My F4EG is connected to SATA ...
by Vetotat
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 90077

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

Top vent with fine mesh for optimal PSU air intake Now that makes this case a bit more attractive. Now it's possible to build a positive pressure system since the PSU has its separate intake. But no word on filtered PSU intake? The top vent is visible here. Why hasn't it been shown before? http://u...
by Vetotat
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 123487

Re: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4

Did you updated the firmware of the F4EG? No, I've heard it's not necessary for drives manufactured after 2010.12 or 2011.01 or something. Mine is manufactured 2011.04. However I'm unsure about what firmware the drive currently has now; some programs (like CrystalDiskMark) says 1AQ10001 (which is t...
by Vetotat
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 123487

Re: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4

I bought an F4EG a month ago, and now it is reporting SMART-errors. It's something about spin up time. I've tried to run a "SMART self test" (whatever that is) but it fails and tells me that there is a major risk for data loss. CrystalDiskInfo tells me this: http://uploadpic.org/storage/2011/A6KOgMy...
by Vetotat
Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for case advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

Re: Looking for case advice

As fas as I know, both the Antec Solo and the Fractal R3 are made of 0.8mm steel. The Antec Solo uses thicker 1.0 mm steel and it does also have plastic (not bitumen) sheets glued onto the walls for extra noise/vibration killing effect. It sounds like thick solid oak when I knock at the side walls ...
by Vetotat
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is 9cm front fan effective on Antec Solo[?]
Replies: 10
Views: 1834

Re: Is 9cm front fan effective on Antec Solo

I used to have two NF-B9 (with U.L.N.A.) in the front of my SOLO. However, I removed them, but the temps of all component remained the same. The exception was the HDD (a SP2504C); its temp rose from 35-40 to 45-50.

Unless your system suffers from overheating, you don't need any intake fans.
by Vetotat
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide between P183 and Fortress 2, advice?
Replies: 37
Views: 7697

danimal wrote:if the vertical layout is so superior, why did the horizontal antec 1200 have only a 3*C difference between the cards in that spcr test?
The cards in the Antec 1200 case has higher temps on both cards, and higher fan speeds. The whole system is also 4 dBA louder.

FT02 - Antec 1200: 1-0
by Vetotat
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Alternative airflow in SOLO case?
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: Alternative airflow in SOLO case?

Morten74 wrote:1) Getting e.g. a Seasonic X650 PSU, and mounting it with the intake vents facing upwards and making a 12 diameter hole in the top cover of the SOLO.
I'm having similar plans for my SOLO, but instead I would use an X-400 fanless. I envision a 140*140mm cutout covered with a radiator grille.
by Vetotat
Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide between P183 and Fortress 2, advice?
Replies: 37
Views: 7697

easy enough to prove, one way or the other, by looking at the gpu temp differences between cards, in an sli ft 02 setup... i'm running about 9-11 degrees difference between the cards, with a serious load, under max overclocking conditions, the ft 02 numbers are ??? In SPCR's own test of the FT-02/R...
by Vetotat
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Puget Serenity SPCR Edition v.2
Replies: 50
Views: 16134

dhanson865 wrote:There isn't a stock fanless card made that is faster than the 5750.
But isn't the 5770 available as fanless.
by Vetotat
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo a decent case ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4202

Re: Antec Solo a decent case ?

speedkar9 wrote:can be easily manipulated to be more quieter ... (such as ... removing the pesky PSU bar, etc...)
Hey, I've got a SOLO. Didn't know that a bar removal would make the case more quiet. How does this work?
by Vetotat
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Workstation | DAW pc
Replies: 41
Views: 6674

But how will a SS X-460 perform in a SOLO? Mustn't the vent side face upwards? That's not possible in a SOLO, right? Or will it be adequately cooled by air sucked in through the PSU?
by Vetotat
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Sugo SG07: The Ultimate Mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 17
Views: 10641

Wouldn't the CPU run cool enough in passive mode; the 180mm fan is situated just above the cooler? --- It would also be interesting if the case was tested in a negative pressure mode, with the big fan blowing upward (w/o the filter of course). Especially with a Accelero S1 (or equivalent) attached t...
by Vetotat
Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450 Enough?
Replies: 19
Views: 2672

I'm not totally sure about the fans if I didn't go with 2 intake one exhaust the spinpoint and video card would get no cooling. Being S-flex's and how great they are you can barely hear them anyways. My computer has an overclocked and overvolted E8400 and a HD4850 (also OC & OV). The only case fan ...
by Vetotat
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450 Enough?
Replies: 19
Views: 2672

You will be perfectly safe with a VX450. That system will not even draw 150 watts.

(And you will certainly not need four 1200 rpm fans...)
by Vetotat
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need some help silencing my rig but still keep it cool
Replies: 5
Views: 987

raginaot wrote:So like rubber "screws" of some sort? Where could I buy those?
Soft fan mounts looks like this:
http://www.acousticpc.com/images/a_nexu ... mounts.gif

They are sometimes included with silent fans. I'm quite sure they come with the Nexus fans.
by Vetotat
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need some help silencing my rig but still keep it cool
Replies: 5
Views: 987

My cpu cooler is Prolimatech Megahalems with a couple of Ultra Kaze fans strapped to it, needless to say this is the main source of noise :lol: i have a fan controller though but they are still pretty damn loud at 1200RPM Swap the Ultras for Nexus RealSilent or Scythe S-Flex fans. How much margin d...
by Vetotat
Tue May 18, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling without pump?
Replies: 14
Views: 14268

As far as I know, pump-less solutions has been used to cool old car engines. The old Saab 92 (1949-56) had a passive watercooling system for its 2-stroke engine. It doesn't seem not physically impossible, but I guess cooling a computer is quite different from a car engine. Also found this on Wiki: h...