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by themaster1
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus made fans
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Asus made fans

Just found this video comparing a tradional fan and asus fans, what do you think guys ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... otFkHQftaI

Anyone tried these fans here ?
by themaster1
Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet 7200RPM HDD
Replies: 2
Views: 1929

Re: Quiet 7200RPM HDD

samsung spinpoint series are quiet
by themaster1
Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Disappointing performances from Scythe
Replies: 11
Views: 3438

Re: Disappointing performances from Scythe

I have a nzxt sentry 2 since 3 good years, tested with many fans/brands and i haven't noticed "buzzing noise" unless it's a high speed (+1200 rpm) they make noise( no buzz though) For your gpu there are encased fans that you connect on a pci bus they exhaust the air behind, i've never tried but it's...
by themaster1
Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How do I cut a fan hole in my case?
Replies: 5
Views: 1647

Re: How do I cut a fan hole in my case?

I have asked the same question to a guy who made a neat mod (cut a hole on aluminum) a while ago and he advised me to use a this tool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iMiH8wYTDY (cutting hole demo at 2.46) You cut a small hole first and then at the right diameter it's easier. The sharp edges can be ...
by themaster1
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda Green Random Noise (Help!)
Replies: 9
Views: 3338

Re: Seagate Barracuda Green Random Noise (Help!)

Perhaps you have a software that's causing all the trouble, a defrag app or a health status app that checks the drive restlessly but if you say the drive is suspended i don't know
by themaster1
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Controller recommendations for 3 & 4 pin fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Re: Fan Controller recommendations for 3 & 4 pin fans?

Sentry 2 for me, you can disable the beep noise it does when you press keys, can disable the lcd altogether, control 2/3pin fans (4 pins fans are for mobo only anyways), has worked reliably thus far, 1year of use.Don't show rpm's but i don't think that's very useful. has more options like temp max r...
by themaster1
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: psu fan position, airflow and possible noise
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: psu fan position, airflow and possible noise

psu at the bottom/fan on top i've tried in a hot summer day with a GT220, result: it's a no-no, temps get high ~ 50°C .I have a PC-B10. I have the fan at the bottom now the max temp inside the psu reach 40°C (37-38 is the norm) depending if i put the other fans on or not. I use this pc daily to watc...
by themaster1
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: nocona 3Ghz dual CPU help with PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: nocona 3Ghz dual CPU help with PSU

Smile wrote:I have my trusty Zalman 600-HP PSU and it started to whine after 6 months, that electric whine is everywhere even 5 meters from computer I can hear it.
Got this psu since one year i have swaped the fan and control it with a rheobus, totally silent now.You might try that.
by themaster1
Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet 0 db enclosure for Sandy Bridge mini-ITX computer?
Replies: 11
Views: 3970

Re: Quiet 0 db enclosure for Sandy Bridge mini-ITX computer?

Captain Spaulding wrote:Currently AMD’s Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series GPUs correctly output a 23.976Hz refresh rate if requested."
Nvidia GT's also work
by themaster1
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: speedfan aversion?
Replies: 39
Views: 19402

Re: speedfan adversion?

quest_for_silence wrote:HW Monitor can actually control fans? May you explain how?
Better, i show you:
Image
If you click on manual > 60% the fan will run at 60%..simple. It only work for 4-pins (pwm) fans indeed
by themaster1
Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: speedfan aversion?
Replies: 39
Views: 19402

Re: speedfan adversion?

Speedfan i hear u say ? Never worked here

On the contrary i have good experience with CPUID HW Monitor.
I rarely use it though i prefer hardware
by themaster1
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coil whine issue - Not solved - tried 4 different PSU's
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Re: Coil whine issue - Not solved - tried 4 different PSU's

I don't know which part is more prone to whine but i know one thing: PSU do whine. I did a very simple test with my previous psu some time ago. First i plugged the old psu and controlled its fan with a rheobus: What did i hear ? Some kind of strange hiss.I turned off the fan, still the hiss. I plug ...
by themaster1
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coil whine issue - Not solved - tried 4 different PSU's
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Re: Coil whine issue - Not solved - tried 4 different PSU's

I suggest you consider buying (or at least try) a Zalman psu.I have this model No whine, i certify it.The fan inside was quiet at first then made some noise past the 4 months mark, i have replaced it eventually (had to cut the wires though), everything's back to normal. Also, you might wanna have a ...
by themaster1
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FT02 vs P183 which is quieter?
Replies: 14
Views: 3494

Re: FT02 vs P183 which is quieter?

For video editing you need either the latest cpu ( i7 kind) or a dedicated board for real time editing , Canopus HD storm for example. A small GC like a low end GT2xx will not help you in any way in most high end softwares (NLE kind: Vegas, Edius etc..) It's only ok for playback hd video that's it. ...
by themaster1
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-li pc-b10 OR Antec p193?
Replies: 12
Views: 2172

Re: Lian-li pc-b10 OR Antec p193?

I've made a topic about the pc-b10 i own a while ago. The front panel makes a difference regarding noise, i have the pc in my couch running daily.If i leave the front panel open my ears catch the hum. Regarding the properties of aluminum i believe the "better dissipation" is a myth also. The advanta...
by themaster1
Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Gentle Typhoon 1150 + NZXT Sentry 2
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: Gentle Typhoon 1150 + NZXT Sentry 2

I have a 250mm fan (controlled with a potentiometer originally) that make noise when i use it with the nzxt sentry 2. All other "normal" 2pin fans work normally (Lian-Li fans 120-140mm) or even zalman
by themaster1
Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which BluRay combo drive of these two?
Replies: 3
Views: 1861

Re: Which BluRay combo drive of these two?

I have the Samsung SH-B083 which is of the same design than B123L as far as i can tell. It was ranked among the best combos for writing/playing speeds and price about 6 months ago.It's a good drive but like most newest optical drives it spin the dvd/blu ray at full speed so you will need a software ...
by themaster1
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Questions about manual speed control of fans
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: Questions about manual speed control of fans

1. If I buy a regular non PWM fan, will it have the equivalent 3 wires, which I could wire up to the case controls? The fans you have are non PWM it seems (PWM = 4 pins), yours are only 2 pins.3pins is also non pwm 2. Are there any elegant solutions, or am I left to cutting and twisting various wir...
by themaster1
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: using cpu pwm control for case fans
Replies: 25
Views: 10174

Yeah, i'd need HQ pictures to have the confirmation of such assertion. By the way, i have already pointed out the major problem of such "MacGyverism": the temps sensor. Assuming you only got 1 pwm-able header (more often than not the cpu header) it read the temps of the cpu only . So based on that o...
by themaster1
Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: using cpu pwm control for case fans
Replies: 25
Views: 10174

I see, that's some kind of MacGyver type of work with wires cut, other parts half-open, hanging in the air lol.This don't sound appealing to me but i suppose when it's cheap one has no rights to question such design , eh ?
by themaster1
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: using cpu pwm control for case fans
Replies: 25
Views: 10174

Well, that was easy :) I just plugged the two case fans into motherboards 3-pin case fan headers, and then i split the pwm-signal from cpu fan header into these two fans. I don't get it Once the two fans are connected to the 3pin fan headers how can you connect the "control" wire from the cpu heade...
by themaster1
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-ITX Case that has built-in IR, does it exist?
Replies: 11
Views: 4815

It depends of what you wanna do with the Ir : turn on /off the computer. I recently bought a system that allow me to do that see here It works with 99% of the remotes. Then to control my softwares (DvbViewer > for HDTv, media player, else) i use the integrated Ir that's on my USB stick HDTV which is...
by themaster1
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: using cpu pwm control for case fans
Replies: 25
Views: 10174

Are we talking about premium / deluxe version motherboards here ?
Someone's confirmed he's fried his when he played with the fan header, i wouldn't try on mine for example (standard mb).
by themaster1
Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 10mm thick fan
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Yeah very interesting
by themaster1
Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 10mm thick fan
Replies: 3
Views: 944

10mm thick fan

I'm looking for a fan that would be 10mm thick (and 80mm or wider) , my idea would be to build a graphic card cooler (I have a GT220, not a monster) on one single pci bracket such as this http://www.lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/BS-08-i.jpg except this one use two and it don't suit my needs. I got one 1...
by themaster1
Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New Stealth Industrial-grade Keyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 6151

with built-in optical trackball :shock: I wonder how does that feel within my fingers but i guess i'll never know considering the price 700 bucks ! On the same register (noiseless keyboard) some time ago i wanted to buy this one It's water/dust-proof, flexible, and keys are silent since it's made wi...
by themaster1
Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low whine, high power PSU recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 2226

I have a Zalman ZM600HP, it didn't "whine" at first and then over the time a lil buzz could be heard, kinda annoying. I checked, double checked and found the culprit: The fan .Lots of vibrations it would make! The son of b*** What did i do ? I have cut off the wires (yeah i know but there were attac...
by themaster1
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can anyone recommend a budget (cheap) silent case?
Replies: 12
Views: 3191

I'd suggest a Lancool case, i've never bought one but when i was looking out for cases 6 months ago this brand stood out along with Lian-Li. I've chosen Lian-li (more expensive) because they have aluminum cases. The model i have considered to buy at the time was the K62, see here Lian-Li and Lancool...
by themaster1
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Woodbox Mk II: Steelbox
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

Lol strange and you keep it "as is", not affraid of dust or water ?