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by wcrvieira
Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System Advice: i5 in silent Mini P180
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

When you're talking about running those Nexus fans at 9V/850rpm, are we talking about actually re-wiring to reduce the factory voltages and rotation speeds? Would using a fan controller and just slowing the fans down using a big dumb knob provide the same result? For now budget wise I won't mess wi...
by wcrvieira
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who wants a deal? rant
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

I've got the answer for you guys: Firefox + AdBlock Plus. :lol:
by wcrvieira
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System Advice: i5 in silent Mini P180
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

For the heatsink I rather have PWM. Asus has decent controlling of PWM :D
by wcrvieira
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System Advice: i5 in silent Mini P180
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

Only a final question, better get a 1200rpm Scythe or a Kama Flow PWM?
Kama has the advantage of PWM setup. Is it ok for heatsinks or better stick with the S-Flex?
by wcrvieira
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need a cool and very silent HTPC case
Replies: 13
Views: 4179

Will mounting a second GPU in crossfire make the machine to become noisy when it's idle or playing music/movies? Thanks again. Best All the time! With a second card both will be very tightly close to each other which will lead to less air being drawn in their coolers. So the top card will have to r...
by wcrvieira
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need a cool and very silent HTPC case
Replies: 13
Views: 4179

If you want silence and a cool system forget about CrossFireX or SLI. Unless you use two passive cooled GPUs and have a very decent airflow in the case... The ATI 5770 passive is coming soon so you might try and search there. Concerning the furniture, I don't recommend putting a PC inside a "drawer"...
by wcrvieira
Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua 140mm
Replies: 7
Views: 3191

This isn't the fan used in the new noctua's cooler NH-D14? http://www.noctua.at/images/computex_09/noctua_nh_d14.jpg They are also remaking their coolers to fit this fan, specially the NH-C12P SE14: http://www.noctua.at/images/computex_09/noctua_c12p_se14.jpg The fan: http://www.noctua.at/images/com...
by wcrvieira
Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec case: Lanboy Air
Replies: 40
Views: 8571

Glad people are welcoming it well. I have an Antec case and couldn't be happier with it. Even though I don't really like the design of the LanBoy and the new gaming cases (200 and 600) they are still great cases. I just question the use of the colours in LanBoy and the front of 200 (I believe it loo...
by wcrvieira
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System Advice: i5 in silent Mini P180
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

JamieG wrote:Quiet afternoon at work! :lol:

Happy to help. Be sure to post some pics of your system in the General Gallery section once you've finished your build!
Sure will! Once I get the parts (pay day) 8).
by wcrvieira
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec case: Lanboy Air
Replies: 40
Views: 8571

Antec before: http://www.antec.com/images/400/P180.jpg http://www.antec.com/images/400/solo_front.jpg http://www.antec.com/images/400/300_front_top_q.jpg Simple, effective and beautiful cases. Antec now: http://www.antec.com/images/400/200_Q.jpg http://images.tweaktown.com/news/1/3/13322_50.jpg htt...
by wcrvieira
Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System Advice: i5 in silent Mini P180
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

Thanks mate, that was fast! :o
It's settled then: 2xNexus + 1xAntec 200 + 1xScythe S-Flex.

Later (when money allows it) I will buy the Scythe Kaze Server. You were right, it is better than Ace and cheaper!
by wcrvieira
Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System Advice: i5 in silent Mini P180
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

When I get the rest of the hardware I will test the volt trick. Because in the SPCR of the Mini P180, MikeC said: The fan can run significantly quieter, but the reduced airflow is probably inadequate for the kind of hot components that the case (and Antec) invites, so the default minimum noise level...
by wcrvieira
Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System Advice: i5 in silent Mini P180
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

CPU heatsink: The Coolermaster heatsink is a good budget option, from what I have read. If you can, get a second set of wire fan mounts (if it doesn't come with the retail package) and go for a push/pull mounting with low voltage fans - this worked very well in the SPCR review of the Scythe Mugen 2...
by wcrvieira
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Simple [inaudible] computer w/ 1x700RPM and 2x400RPM Noctua
Replies: 3
Views: 3073

Very nice project.
Is the airflow decent even at those RPM from the front case fan? I ask this because the airflow produced by the fan must pierce the case door and filters.
by wcrvieira
Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System Advice: i5 in silent Mini P180
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

System Advice: i5 in silent Mini P180

Hello there, I am a newbie here, but I have been reading the site for many months now and finally decided to register and to be part of this community. My story is the same as many others around here, so I won't take long. I come from a NOX Coolbay Side Window case cooled by 2 Noiseblockers XL1 powe...
by wcrvieira
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 5 best computer games according to you...
Replies: 42
Views: 8719

1. Operation Flashpoint
2. Fallout 1
3. Max Payne series
4. Hitman series
5. Football Manager
by wcrvieira
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec case: Lanboy Air
Replies: 40
Views: 8571

Well, Antec heading this path of ridiculously ugly cases which are incredibly overpriced, Coolermaster has nothing to worry about. Can't believe it is the same Antec, the one that released my Mini P180 and acclaimed cases like the P180 and Solo, among others, and now releases this beast and the Ante...
by wcrvieira
Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617602

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