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by bsh
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacement fan for an Asus EB-1501?
Replies: 1
Views: 1544

Re: Replacement fan for an Asus EB-1501?

Hi, not sure if this is still pending for you, but I have the B202, which apparently has the same fan as the EB1501. mine got worn out after about 3 years 24/7 operation. First I took it apart and added a drop of engine oil to the bearing. This helped but didn't last long. I ended up buying a new fa...
by bsh
Thu May 16, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: TFX or PicoPsu?
Replies: 6
Views: 3046

Re: TFX or PicoPsu?

Have you had a look at this: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=573359#p573359 Might not apply to this series but worth looking at. I have disabled everything in the bios, including audio, nic #2, all sata ports except the one i'm using, etc. Energy saving stuff is all enabled. Th...
by bsh
Wed May 15, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: TFX or PicoPsu?
Replies: 6
Views: 3046

Re: TFX or PicoPsu?

I ended up buying a SeaSonic SS300TGW. Had to import from Germany.
It squeaks. :x
by bsh
Mon May 06, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: TFX or PicoPsu?
Replies: 6
Views: 3046

Re: TFX or PicoPsu?

I dare say that even at 50% efficiency losses at such low wattage (12W), the fan should be able to easily clear out the heat. I also doubt you make your money back any time soon for reduced consumption with a new PSU. yes, I don't have too much concern about that either (only a little), nor the con...
by bsh
Sun May 05, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: TFX or PicoPsu?
Replies: 6
Views: 3046

TFX or PicoPsu?

Hi guys, I decided to replace my small home server (an Asus EEEBOX B202 with Atom N270) with something a little faster (not that I really need it, just for fun.) It's running 24/7. The thing is made out of a Gigabyte GA-B75N motherboard, 2x2GB Kingston Ram, i3 3220T (for now with stock cooler, which...
by bsh
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 118716

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

*sigh* Thanks. Looks like I have to take this step with PWM fans. :? Too bad they cost over 100€ here. (2x NF-A15 + 3x NF-P12 PWM) and only available at one webshop which I don't really trust. I'll wait a bit til they pop up in other stores as well. And to replace the front intake fan in my case I'l...
by bsh
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 118716

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

Thanks. I did this with the msi board because of the lack of 3 pin fan support. But the real problem is, the asus board does not seem to control the fans at all. They run at a fixed speed all the time, with variations that are within the +/-10% rpm tolerance range of the fans. Or does this happen be...
by bsh
Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 118716

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

Hi, after my msi motherboard died after less then a month, I switched to the Asus P8Z77-V deluxe, because its layout is similar, and because it can control 3-pin fans - I use Noctua ones exclusively. The first really painful surprise was, the cpu fan header can only control 4pin fans, but the chassi...
by bsh
Wed May 16, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce 560 or Radeon 6850/6870
Replies: 23
Views: 11017

Re: Geforce 560 or Radeon 6850/6870

Were the RMAs due to high temp failures? I wonder if it was more of a cooler-not-mounted-well-to-gpu issue more than anything else... i get high temps because of my cm sileo 500 case and all the sh*t put in it with low ventilation, so while playing games I see 70 to 80°C, and 35-40°C in idle (which...
by bsh
Tue May 15, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce 560 or Radeon 6850/6870
Replies: 23
Views: 11017

Re: Geforce 560 or Radeon 6850/6870

my take on the 560ti: http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8497/p1000148crop.jpg http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8446/p1000152crop.jpg as I wrote above, I did this mostly to have some reliable fans on the card - tired of going to RMA 3 times in a short period. :x I wanted Noctua fans, coz all my fa...
by bsh
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce 560 or Radeon 6850/6870
Replies: 23
Views: 11017

Re: Geforce 560 or Radeon 6850/6870

Gigabyte GTX560Ti OC 1GB as stock Awesome, big thanks for the pics! I was looking for exactly this info! I too have this same Gigabyte GTX560Ti OC card, bought it before christmas, and since then, I'm running the fourth card already... :shock: First one died after only 2 weeks, the fan closer to th...
by bsh
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Question for Antec Twelve Hundred owners - please help!
Replies: 0
Views: 503

Question for Antec Twelve Hundred owners - please help!

Hello everyone, I'm planning to buy a new case with more room, but unfortunately because of the limitations of the space under my desk, there's not many that would fit. One of them would be the Antec 1200 (1202 actually). But I want to make sure it would fit 100%, so please, if someone who has this ...
by bsh
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent cooler videocard GTX 9800
Replies: 7
Views: 2112

Re: Silent cooler videocard GTX 9800

Another vote for the Twin Turbo. I had the Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo (the plain one, not the "pro" version) on a 9800GT OC. It was dead silent.
by bsh
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"
Replies: 24
Views: 9022

Re: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"

Just a little update: I am currently playing with undervolting, and discovered strange things... I guess this is Gigabyte's stupid BIOS maybe... So, I always had the "global" system voltage setting set to "auto" in the BIOS. With that, the CPU got 1.425V under load (which is I think some 0.05V more ...
by bsh
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"
Replies: 24
Views: 9022

Re: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"

The fan spins up more often when the grill faces downward like yours is in the picture. I assume that means heat builds up in it and a quick (audible) spin flushes it out. I'm planning to mount a fan on the back of the unit to see if it can create enough airflow to combat the spin-ups during games,...
by bsh
Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"
Replies: 24
Views: 9022

Re: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"

One more thing, that bothers me: now with the Seasonic on the top, running fanless most of the time, and because of the slightly "negative" pressure inside the case, I think, the air is going through the PSU the opposite way. I.e. it's entering the case on back of the PSU and then into the inside of...
by bsh
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"
Replies: 24
Views: 9022

Re: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"

Update: I've got the cooler and the new PSU and put it together. Wasn't that easy, the cooler is a monster! The PSU's cables are very rigid, hard to work with. Also, the all-modular design is... ummm... The motherboard connectors were especially hard to put on the PSU. The pci-e power connector just...
by bsh
Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"
Replies: 24
Views: 9022

Re: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"

Update:
ordered the Noctua NH-C14. Measured the available space, and I see it's gonna be a tight fit, if at all.
I'm thinking of an installing orientation, where the heatpipe bends are on the right, above the RAMs, and with a top mounted fan.
Also ordering the Seasonic X660. Edit: it's arrived 8)
by bsh
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"
Replies: 24
Views: 9022

Re: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"

Back again. I did some further testing. This is what I get with just playing Crysis (without stress testing in the background): ( Warning! Big images! ) temperatures graph ( fan speeds graph ) Then I did this: (hehe, sorry... :lol: ) pic 1 , pic 2 , pic 3 Which resulted in this: temperatures graph ,...
by bsh
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"
Replies: 24
Views: 9022

Re: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"

thank you! - the two case fans are connected to the motherboard, but in the BIOS I turned off their speed ajustment, so they should spin on max (800RPM for the intake and 1200RPM for the exhaust - but this is also seen on the graphs/table.) and yes, the exhaust spins only a little bit faster with th...
by bsh
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"
Replies: 24
Views: 9022

Re: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"

OK, so this is what I got: OCCT couldn't find the MCP temp, and I didn't want to install any external app, so I used AIDA64 (successor of Everest), which not only identified everything correctly, but also has graphing, logging and stability testing (but only for the CPU). So I used this for the test...
by bsh
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:29 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"
Replies: 24
Views: 9022

Re: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"

I can only say, that I'm getting the bios temperature warning beeps when playing Crysis or BFBC2, and not, when doing prime95 and furmark together. (At least, didn't beep on me yet. But will see tonight.) I tried OCCT yesterday, and it displayed a few temps and fan speeds and made some very nice gra...
by bsh
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"
Replies: 24
Views: 9022

Re: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"

Currently I still think you aren't out of any specs: apart there are several reports from users on the web on temperature about 60°C for the 940BE, to be sure there are several test - IMO - to run: first of all I would use a trusted pair of apps, Prime95 and FurMark to fully stress the system. Then...
by bsh
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"
Replies: 24
Views: 9022

Re: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"

Well, first of all I think any wanna-be-quiet system have to run warmer than a more noisy one. Obviously. But not above specifications. Then, according to me there should be nothing REALLY wrong with your temps (about the noise, I have some mental reservations). That's a higher clocked CPU and it i...
by bsh
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"
Replies: 24
Views: 9022

Need advice on better cooling my "hot box"

Hello everyone, I'm new here, this is my first post, so treat me gentle! Also, excuse my terrible English please! :) I'm upgrading my everyday desktop PC occassionally, and now with the latest addition (replacement of 9800GT OC + Arctic Accelero TwinTurbo against a GTX460 OC from Gigabyte), it got t...