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by Arbutus
Sun May 19, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Returning to air cooling after 10 years of custom loop .
Replies: 9
Views: 8297

Re: Returning to air cooling after 10 years of custom loop .

My sound deadening habits: - I aim for a system that is very quiet in the evening at idle and then it will be "silent" during the day. - I usually connect all fans to the CPU header with a y-adapter and then the system is quiet for 90+ % of usage time. - I mount the fan on the CPU tower cooler to pu...
by Arbutus
Wed May 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing stock fan on an old Phenom 965
Replies: 1
Views: 6491

Re: Replacing stock fan on an old Phenom 965

You are on the right track with your replacement fan choice as the most important part is the fan thickness is 25 mm. There are different editions of the cooler. You'll have to get out the ruler.
by Arbutus
Wed May 15, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: UPS has developed a noise of its own
Replies: 1
Views: 7810

Re: UPS has developed a noise of its own

The aging batteries might be failing and short circuiting a lot of current.
by Arbutus
Wed May 15, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What Noctua in front of a honeycomb grid ?
Replies: 1
Views: 4492

Re: What Noctua in front of a honeycomb grid ?

Any of those will do if you use a duct so that the turbulent air coming off the blades has time to moderate before encountering the grill. I cannibalize loud fans to make 25 mm duct sections.
by Arbutus
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: hum in Antec P180 mini
Replies: 4
Views: 3053

Re: hum in Antec P180 mini

Technically I'm not answering your question, but instead I will give some general advice. It could be: - a disk drive - diagnose this by temporarily removing a power connection - a fan - fans having to work harder when you close off the big easy air by closing the case - diagnose this by temporarily...
by Arbutus
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus FanConnect - control case fans with gfx card
Replies: 6
Views: 7665

Re: Asus FanConnect - control case fans with gfx card

Generally, when gaming, the CPU heats up as the GPU heats up and I have used one or two Y-adapters connected to the CPU PWM fan header to control PWM type chassis fans.
by Arbutus
Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Do PWM case fans make sense?
Replies: 5
Views: 4437

Re: Do PWM case fans make sense?

From a quiet PC perspective it makes more sense for the case fan to be temperature controlled because it is more audible at the case's outside edge than the CPU fan which is inside the case. I have often used a PWM fan splitter cable to operate both the CPU fan and case fan on the CPU fan header.
by Arbutus
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help: silent, "shielded", mATX case to be put ontop the desk
Replies: 28
Views: 10985

Re: Help: silent, "shielded", mATX case to be put ontop the

It sounds like you need a floor standing tower case with a locking front door. Maybe an Antec P183...
by Arbutus
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Trouble finding a silent 92mm fan
Replies: 5
Views: 2382

Re: Trouble finding a silent 92mm fan

I, also, was going to suggest that you didn't need a cpu cooler fan for your particular setup. As you have tried this option with inadequate results, I will the suggest ducting. You my get your desired requirements if you duct one or both of the chassis fans. The ducting may not need to be closely c...
by Arbutus
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Single front fan - thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

Re: Single front fan - thoughts

I suggest trying option 4. The air is quite turbulent coming off of the fan blades. A duct the width of your roll of duct tape will allow the turbulence to moderate before hitting the grill. Hm interesting. I thought it wouldn't have enough pressure to push air out through the restrictive front gri...
by Arbutus
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Single front fan - thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

Re: Single front fan - thoughts

I suggest trying option 4. The air is quite turbulent coming off of the fan blades. A duct the width of your roll of duct tape will allow the turbulence to moderate before hitting the grill.
by Arbutus
Thu May 07, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet pc build -- advice on transporting
Replies: 12
Views: 4334

Re: quiet pc build -- advice on transporting

1. save the original packing material from the case
2. use the factory included cooler rather than a tall heavy cooler which would torque the motherboard.
by Arbutus
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan noise annoyance
Replies: 3
Views: 2262

Re: Fan noise annoyance

Check out these GELID Silicone Rubber Cooling Fan Mounts:

http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/ ... d=11&id=43
by Arbutus
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What's the best way to differentiate between two fans?
Replies: 5
Views: 2197

Re: What's the best way to differentiate between two fans?

I stand 2 different fans on their ends on a table with a thin plywood top (I don't have a guitar) and listen for undesirable sounds.
by Arbutus
Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?
Replies: 16
Views: 18789

Re: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?

The plugs come in these 3 insulation displacement types: solid wire stranded wire combo stranded/solid Solid wire connectors make the most reliable connections for plenum or riser cables. Once you have used the EZ plug connectors you will never want to go back to the cheapies. Look here to see what ...
by Arbutus
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Load on PSU Maybe too Little ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1895

Re: Load on PSU Maybe too Little ?

Great news. Thanks for getting back to us with the resolution. I wish others would be so kind.
by Arbutus
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Veris Fusion CD ROM Install Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: Antec Veris Fusion CD ROM Install Issues

If you can't remove the obstruction to the drive cage then perhaps you could remove the front bezel of the drive tray.
by Arbutus
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advise on the Lian Li V350 Fans replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2944

Re: Need advise on the Lian Li V350 Fans replacement

Free things which work well enough for you: - I've found that the CPU fan sucking up from the heat sink is noticeably quieter with a less annoying noise character than with the fan blasting turbulent air at the heat sink. - You may not need the drive cage fan at all as the air from the 2 from fans h...
by Arbutus
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power linux server that beats my currenVia C7 1ghz setup
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Low power linux server that beats my currenVia C7 1ghz s

my system is over five years old From your description of your system I am guessing that you want to be pro-active against system failure and are concerned about throwing good money away upgrading an old/obsolete system. The most failure prone devices in your system are mechanical and high current ...
by Arbutus
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: ASRock Z68 Pro3-M and SpeedFan
Replies: 8
Views: 5220

Re: ASRock Z68 Pro3-M and SpeedFan

I can't figure out how to control the case fan connected to the 3-pin PWR_FAN1 header on the motherboard. You could try a Y-adapter but I wonder if you really need 2 fans on the CPU side? ...the loudest thing in my case is my GPU fan... I suspect that you will need a retrofit cooler for the GPU. Bu...
by Arbutus
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kama Flow 2 decent replacement for Globalwin NCB?
Replies: 9
Views: 3318

Re: Scythe Kama Flow 2 decent replacement for Globalwin NCB?

When SPCR tested the Mugen 2 it went from mediocre to beating all other coolers with the lowest noise levels. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article961-page6.html Great cooler. Great article. Check out http://www.silentpcreview.com/article961-page5.html : - 11 dBa - Scythe Mugen-2 with stock pwm fan...
by Arbutus
Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kama Flow 2 decent replacement for Globalwin NCB?
Replies: 9
Views: 3318

Re: Scythe Kama Flow 2 decent replacement for Globalwin NCB?

Generally you should: -1- test your system and record the results -2- make a change -3- retest and compare the results I second that plus it would be a good first step to record your temperatures. This will help you decide in how to setup your fans so you can get adequate cooling as quietly as poss...
by Arbutus
Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kama Flow 2 decent replacement for Globalwin NCB?
Replies: 9
Views: 3318

Re: Scythe Kama Flow 2 decent replacement for Globalwin NCB?

It has been demonstrated many times that push-pull fan configurations give very little improvement over single fans whether on the CPU cooler or on the Chassis. Scythe PWM fans don't use very much power and you can safely run 2 of them from the CPU fan header using a PWM Y-splitter. With this config...
by Arbutus
Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Where did all the air-coolers go?
Replies: 5
Views: 2275

Re: Where did all the air-coolers go?

zoob wrote:What happened...
I'm guessing that possibly retailers like the better profit margin of other brands.
by Arbutus
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Cases For A Smaller Desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 1712

Re: Cases For A Smaller Desktop

...appropriate for a desktop... In North America most desktop computers use floor standing tower style system unit cases. Two benefits are that desktop space is not wasted by the system unit and the noise of the system unit is further from the ears. Floor standing tower style system unit cases need...
by Arbutus
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet cooling for Galaxy GT 520 MDT?
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

Re: Quiet cooling for Galaxy GT 520 MDT?

I know that I'm not answering your question and apologize. But:

- Your problem would not exist if you would be happy with 3 monitors or less as ASUS and Gigabyte make fanless versions of the GT 520.
- By the time you buy this card and a quiet cooling solution you could buy 2 cards.
by Arbutus
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: ASRock Z68 Pro3-M and SpeedFan
Replies: 8
Views: 5220

Re: ASRock Z68 Pro3-M and SpeedFan

The PWR_FAN1 header does not support Multi-Speed Control. Why are you using the flaky hackware SpeedFan program instead of the Asrock All-in-1 Tuning Software?
by Arbutus
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Worth trying to replace PSU fan?
Replies: 1
Views: 1028

Re: Worth trying to replace PSU fan?

I can give some general advice. The review at jonnyguru commented on the loudness of the oddball 135mm size fan. The review photo of the fan does show that it is a standard 2 wire fan and some people would experiment with putting a resistor in the red wire to drop the voltage.
by Arbutus
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How does this silent workstation build look?
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: How does this silent workstation build look?

I would build the system without buying any additional fans and see how it works for you. To me very quiet at idle means that the computer would make an almost imperceptible non-annoying sound when you are at a 1 meter distance. This very quiet situation would mean that the computer was around 1 dBa...