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by Deucal
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My moderately quiet PC
Replies: 2
Views: 3911

Re: My moderately quiet PC

Clean and nice cable management.

Was a little concerned about the X-460 but if you're getting a slight breeze through there then it's all good.
by Deucal
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 9973

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

Since they are rushing the 680 out I predict it will be more alike the 480 in heat and noise, the 580 was an improved version of 480 (what it would have been if they hadn't rushed it).
by Deucal
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: silent and efficient pc
Replies: 24
Views: 2714

Re: silent and efficient pc

I never run any fan on 100% :wink: , always 30-50% depending on noise/cooling requirements. Why buy good fans and have them noisy?

And that 6850 tip is pretty good.

After I caught the quiet bug, I'm way to sensitive to any noise at all from my computers.
by Deucal
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: silencing a fractal design define R3
Replies: 6
Views: 7774

Re: silencing a fractal design define R3

Are the side panels vibrating? If so try to just add some resistance to them so they're not loose. See if that solves the problem. No problem with vibration from any HDD? Just the GPU fan speed affecting it? Try to manually put the fan on Max and then dial it down (not running any games and stuff) a...
by Deucal
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: [Finished - Final pics]Torajirou's quiet HTPC
Replies: 20
Views: 13954

Re: [Finished - Final pics]Torajirou's quiet HTPC

looks very nice
by Deucal
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: silent and efficient pc
Replies: 24
Views: 2714

Re: silent and efficient pc

If you want the new PC to be quiet you have to be VERY careful about your choices in: 1: Graphics card, This is your main screamer. Find one with a cooling solution that is relatively quiet, or get stock and buy a 3rd party quiet cooler option. 2: Your case and CPU heat sink fans. The noctua HS fans...
by Deucal
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Your 2 Cents for My 3 builds
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Your 2 Cents for My 3 builds

Have you looked at the power draw of the Son and Dad builds? Those graphic cards "might" become to much for that 250W power supply. TDP on both cards is similar @ 105~Watt. I took a closer look at that power supply and it's rating is 65% efficiency @ 100% load. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product....
by Deucal
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Nexus 120 as heatsink pull fan?
Replies: 17
Views: 3140

Re: Nexus 120 as heatsink pull fan?

I've got quite a few Nexus 120 fans (computer 2), in the case and 2 on my Megahelem heatskink in Push/Pull configuration. Only thing I have ever noticed is the air whoosh if I turn the fans on 100%. A bit of a strange problem you have. But as with any problem solving, change the equation and test ag...
by Deucal
Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master 690 II - foam/dampening materials
Replies: 20
Views: 3259

Re: Cooler Master 690 II - foam/dampening materials

How is the PSU positioned? Is it at the top or the bottom of the case. If at the bottom is the fan facing the floor? If it is facing the floor, try flipping it over and see if that fixes the fan issue. If it's at the top is there space for it at the bottom of the case? When you place the PSU upside ...
by Deucal
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a Quiet Video/Audio Production Machine
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Building a Quiet Video/Audio Production Machine

The noisiest parts of the computer are going to be: 1) GPU, so get a decently silent cooler. Or go reference and replace cooler with a good after market cooler. 2) CPU HS, easy to fix: http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks 3) HDDs, try to prevent vibration getting into the case and hav...
by Deucal
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: advice needed on scratch built
Replies: 7
Views: 2971

Re: advice needed on scratch built

My Seasonic X-750W PSU doesn't get that hot in computer 1(sig). Since I let convection draw the heat. Heat enters the case though, but I've got decent blow through. Now in my comp 2(sig) the fan would get turned on alot, until I turned it over so heat wouldn't get trapped in there. PSU at the bottom...
by Deucal
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cooling For Amplifier - Advice Please
Replies: 9
Views: 2346

Re: Cooling For Amplifier - Advice Please

I would check with the dealer or with Yamaha to see if it's supposed to get that hot. If not you might have a faulty product. Best to check the soonest while on warranty.
by Deucal
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: advice needed on scratch built
Replies: 7
Views: 2971

Re: advice needed on scratch built

Why not have the PSU in the same side as the HDDs and skip the middle section. Have it lie on it's side with a hole in the wall with the MB section and it can suck out heat from there when/if it heats up. You can move one or both fans in the HDDs section up. I don't see a fan on the CPU Heatsink, no...
by Deucal
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which tool do you use to measure video card temps?
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: Which tool do you use to measure video card temps?

tanassi wrote:Use MSI Afterburner.
2nded, I use this myself.
by Deucal
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Nexus 120 as heatsink pull fan?
Replies: 17
Views: 3140

Re: Nexus 120 as heatsink pull fan?

cut out some small cardboard pieces and put it in between the fans and the HS (all 4 corners). See if a little more space won't fix the noise issue.
by Deucal
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best CPU cooler for i5-2500K
Replies: 37
Views: 20536

Re: Best CPU cooler for i5-2500K

Just pick a top runner CPU cooler on the SPCR recommended list, dial down the fans on it to the lowest possible and reap the reward of never having to worry. I run the computer in my 1) in my signature on normal range very silently. It's only when one of my storage HDDs spins up that I notice any no...
by Deucal
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 2600k or 3930x & 570/580 SLI
Replies: 6
Views: 1880

Re: 2600k or 3930x & 570/580 SLI

Get a big nice heat sink on the CPU like a Silver Arrow or something similar, you can run those fans pretty quiet and still get very decent cooling. Research aftermarket cooling on the 570/580 and choose the most quiet solution, for the best value for your money of course. Here is a chart you can us...
by Deucal
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: using silent fans to build myself a...
Replies: 9
Views: 2672

Re: using silent fans to build myself a...

It does seem that all household fans are designed only with moving air and no thought for noise pollution.

I'd say go for it. I would also think about a speed control for the fans.
by Deucal
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to make my case quiet
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: How to make my case quiet

you could set the fan speed manually in the bios, or buy a fan controller. If the fans are on auto heat sensitive then something is heating up the computer.
What programs are you running at night?
by Deucal
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Got some advice for my new (gaming) build?
Replies: 80
Views: 6342

Re: Got some advice for my new (gaming) build?

Yes, but some motherboards don't support voltage regulation on 4pin PWM header. Since the PWM just turns the fan off and on really fast to get the required speed.
by Deucal
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which Videocard is the one for me?
Replies: 6
Views: 1330

Re: Which Videocard is the one for me?

I've read through both reviews. And it comes to this, do you intend to go X-fire later and the 3 slot Asus blocks the only other GPU slot on the MB go Sapphire.
The Asus edges out on better cooling and less noise on load. Both have 2GB of memory so they can take 3way-finity.
by Deucal
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to make my case quiet
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: How to make my case quiet

You can't put the BIOS control on Cool'N'Quiet mode?

If the bios is ramping them up on idle then something is strange. You could log the CPU temp and see it there is a spike that accounts for the strange fan behavior.

Or you could manually control the fans with a fan controller unit.
by Deucal
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Got some advice for my new (gaming) build?
Replies: 80
Views: 6342

Re: Got some advice for my new (gaming) build?

She probably meant that the MB 4 pin PWM header can not control 3 pin fans with voltage.
by Deucal
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pinpointing source of noise
Replies: 21
Views: 2609

Re: Pinpointing source of noise

Pinpointing fan noise is best to temporarily stop each fan by itself and see if the noise goes away.
by Deucal
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc
Replies: 14
Views: 4522

Re: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc

The spitfire can be turned either upwards or downwards facing (up towards the case or down into the case). I checked their online installation pdf. How much is the spitfire? With the Shaman you get small heat sinks to put on all the memory and VRM. With the 140mm fan pushing air on top of that you d...
by Deucal
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Might be out of my league
Replies: 48
Views: 11589

Re: Might be out of my league

Great it's all done and quiet enough for now :). Enjoy quiet computing!
by Deucal
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which PSU?
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: Which PSU?

In quiet computing it's all about getting a big enough heat sink on cpu & gpu and quality quiet fans. And for selecting the fans definitively use the SPCR recommended list. Don't just read the manufacturers marketing slogan on the box, they usually lie about "quiet" stuff :). OCing the new K serious...