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by markyb
Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 40mm 60mm 5v fan recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 5014

Will be next week now before i get to do anything with this. Im going away to a music event in Holland tomorrow till monday. Nice to see someone else also has the same probs as me Jay.. I wouldnt say its as cheap as i would have liked it to be.. But its definatly so far alot more silent then the Zal...
by markyb
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 15700

I believe there is room for improvement in there deffo.. Some of the mods youve carried out i dont get tho. Alas i am new to silencing and case modding myself but bare with me :) I changed my Antec 300 top exhaust fan for a sharkoon 140mm 900rpm fan which cured some of the vibrating i had and mounte...
by markyb
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 40mm 60mm 5v fan recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 5014

Faster rpm isn't the same as more CFM. Which did you originally mean? Doing the "hand test" from a distance of 6 inches, then 3 inches, then 3mm, is about all you can do. Which fan is generating the most air pressure at 6 inches? Which at 3mm? Try it at full speed. Then at slowest speed? How are yo...
by markyb
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 40mm 60mm 5v fan recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 5014

Okies after another head scratching moment. its possible to do it think.. Id basically take the middle support legs clean off and get rid of the ridges in the base. *in between the fan at the moment..* Keep the back 2 pivots and bar.. 2 fans side by side and pack the back edge of the fans up on the ...
by markyb
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 40mm 60mm 5v fan recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 5014

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/markyb555/IMG_0034-1.jpg Sorry for the basic drawing but i do really need a better editor installed rather then just MS Paint!! But you get the idea.. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/markyb555/IMG_0038-1.jpg My aim was to position the fan up real close ...
by markyb
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 40mm 60mm 5v fan recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 5014

I'll take some pics later on and show you why i wanted the 40/60mm fan and where abouts in situ might explain the reasoning abit better..

thanks for your comments so far folks

Pics to follow
:D
by markyb
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 40mm 60mm 5v fan recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 5014

further searching has come up with Acoustifan's being able to operate at 5v altho for a 60mm dustproof variant.. £15 :? :shock: hoping i can get a similar product but abit cheaper then that! :)
by markyb
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 40mm 60mm 5v fan recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 5014

Re: 40mm 60mm 5v fan recommendations

Not certain I understand your needs. But take a look at the over priced but high quality noiseblocker 40mm and 60mm fans. Also the masscool 60mm sleeve bearing fans from newegg are cheap and seem to handle 5 volts well. They seem pretty high quality actually. The shipping though is probably more th...
by markyb
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 40mm 60mm 5v fan recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 5014

thanks for your post.. Sorry i probably didnt make my case very open did i.. i'll now hopefully fill you in abit more.. :lol: At first my needs was to buy a laptop cooler to stop the OEM CPU fan from coming in a spoiling my quiet environment when just sat surfing the internet. So that was bought.. N...
by markyb
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 40mm 60mm 5v fan recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 5014

40mm 60mm 5v fan recommendations

Had a search through and really couldnt find anything as it seems to be more 120mm fans talked about Ive made my own laptop stand cooler which so far is alot quieter then the Zalman one i bought a few weeks ago. This consists of a cheap ebay laptop stand which has been modified and stregthened alitt...
by markyb
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Holy Nexus! I love silent computing!
Replies: 17
Views: 3319

Mate, I have the Antec 300 as well and i used Akasa Apache's instead of the nexus, Im impressed with mine so far. But i did excatly the same and tin snipped the rear and front cages. *i actually used cabletie cutters as they made a neater finish* but i then used a half round file to take the edges o...
by markyb
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Building USB powered fan for desktop only laptop cooling?
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

(big thumbs up)

thanks Allan :) let the DIY'ing commence :D
by markyb
Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Building USB powered fan for desktop only laptop cooling?
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Thank you both for the replies I have since sold the Zalman notebook cooler at a slight loss. BUT im hopeful that this can now if nothing pave a way for this DIY build just for the desktop. Again thanks for your comments. i'll set to work on getting some bits.. Any recommendations before a searching...
by markyb
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman ZM-NC1000 Notebook cooler noise?
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Not something ive looked into myself. I have a desktop that is being undervolted via software i think ASUS's own with the EPU 6 engine it has. but ive never had a go at it manually..

thanks for your thoughts tho.. I'll have a look into it.. Would this slow the system down?
by markyb
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iPad??? WTF, Are the Apple execs complete idiots?
Replies: 70
Views: 39799

To me just seems a glorified ebook reader. which is over sized and doesnt offer much in terms of going forward with hardware Sony have something similar but at a silly price and you will still have to buy ebooks to download from there store..Id much rather buy a sony product, but even i wouldnt buy ...
by markyb
Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Building USB powered fan for desktop only laptop cooling?
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Building USB powered fan for desktop only laptop cooling?

Sounds abit bizarre i guess but its a genuine question.. I posted a question about a Zalman NC 1000 cooler on here as it was abit on the loud side for me. Anyway @ £30 i thought it was a tad expensive for what it gave me.. that annoying sound.. So im planning on trying to make a sorta desktop rig. ...
by markyb
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman ZM-NC1000 Notebook cooler noise?
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

116 people looked and not even another recommendation? Ouch.. didnt realise i submitted that bad a question :lol:
by markyb
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman ZM-NC1000 Notebook cooler noise?
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Zalman ZM-NC1000 Notebook cooler noise?

Did a few search's and couldnt find anything to do with cooling a notebook, so thought id ask properly. Had my Acer 5735 Aspire for coming up 12 months in April and so far been really happy with it, apart from a few issues with the hinges that ha started seizing up after 3 months.. Anyway.. I leave ...
by markyb
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Undervolted fan doesn't spin up at boot-up - ok to leave it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1632

I have a similar problem on mine when undervolting my sharkoon 140mm top exhaust. But its more of a blip as in,, it starts then stops for a few seconds, then starts again.. But never does it on reboot. I also find i have some issues when coming from sleep/hiberation as well with the undervolting as ...
by markyb
Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX620 Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2203

Thanks for your thoughts and posts people.. I originally set out it to be a bit of a monster. *compared to my ageing old bought 7 year old one it is!* and after having a 250W PSU in my old rig that wouldnt take anything bigger then a really old ATI Sapphire GPU so i made sure it would power the new ...
by markyb
Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX620 Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2203

Corsair HX620 Replacement

Hi all. I bought a HX620 Corsair PSU some months ago for my first proper pc rig. The PSU seems fine and apart from the slight electrical noise it produces *altho cant be 100% sure its the PSU or Mobo* its worked great. After some recent research ive come to realise that the 620W is WAYYYYY over kill...
by markyb
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Newbie with Antec 300 case info please
Replies: 32
Views: 11766

Hi. Sorry for such a late reply.. havent been on for a bit :oops: The case is ALOT quieter then it was before yes. But i guess it depends how quiet/silent you like your pc. To me, its my first quiet pc and is near silent *to me anyway* apart from my 120mm Sharkoon top fan which still can cause alitt...
by markyb
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: external speaker power supply question
Replies: 30
Views: 10108

Well as i thought. The problem came back when i plug it back into the Molex 12v. The noise wasnt as bad, but i still could hear the hard drive clicking and such through the speakers.. The external 12v dc adapter was buzzing till i connected it to the speakers which then became silent. So everything ...
by markyb
Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: external speaker power supply question
Replies: 30
Views: 10108

Well, im pleased to say that the annoying buzzing has now gone! but i am annoyed at the same time. Firstly, I went a bought a 12vcd 1 amp transformer from CPC farnell Which was alot better then the plug in type external one i had it plugged in before. But ive also arranged some cables at the back of...
by markyb
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How to make my parents computer silent?
Replies: 13
Views: 2557

I don't have advise for makin it quieter mainly becasue i'm pressed for time right now, but I noticed you weren't sure what the main culprits of sound were. One good (albeit primative) way of finding out which fans are whining is by taking a pencil, eraser side up, and just barely taping the center...
by markyb
Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any IDE desktop craddle/caddies out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Thanks for the reply. I can see your point.. even tho i have plenty of Sata ports internally with the new mother board. because ive suspended the hhds the why i have, i dont have the space to mount them anymore in the thee hundred case i have.. Maybe i could fit 1 in the 5.25 bay which could be the ...
by markyb
Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU/motherboard advice for a new workhorse
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB - 75 e Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB - 124 e Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB - 194 e Thread i saw not too long ago makes me wonder if its a good choice or not. I have the 500gb version of the caviar green and with the thread below has made me abit wary of my c...
by markyb
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any IDE desktop craddle/caddies out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Im going to sound ungrateful here and im not at all.. thank you for routing that out for me.. :) I think i have explained it wrong tho mate. So my apologises for that.. i think its also known as a docking station? which is a desktop device through USB and comes up as a removable device on the OS. li...
by markyb
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vista software bandwidth monitor figures wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

i did install a updated version but not the one in question.. i shall try this. thanks for your reply :)
by markyb
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU/motherboard advice for a new workhorse
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Lots of things i cant recommend on your post sorry but one thing i can is the processor. Ive just upgraded from a P4 2.4 ghz to a E8400 dual core and the performance is just amazing. The extra for the E8500 for me wasnt justifiable as it was 0.1ghz faster and i also found that if speed was my thing ...