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by Akustyk
Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: File server needs silencing
Replies: 9
Views: 3355

Re: File server needs silencing

Interesting read, thanks! I hope the server will perform flawlessly. As for the loud CPU heatsink I would get Scythe Mugen 2 and be done with it :) You say that there's a passive heatsink included with the RAID controller? What prevents you from trying it out? I will try the heatsink on the RAID co...
by Akustyk
Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: File server needs silencing
Replies: 9
Views: 3355

Re: File server needs silencing

quest_for_silence wrote:
HFat wrote:and the fan will never need to spin up.

As he's running Windows, what about giving a try to SpeedFan priorly?
This is an excellent idea. I will try it out. I've read very positive reviews of this software.
by Akustyk
Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: File server needs silencing
Replies: 9
Views: 3355

Re: File server needs silencing

I don't understand your choices if it's a file server. But if it is really a file server, you don't need to spend more than $0: underclock the CPU (and possibly disable a few cores) and the fan will never need to spin up. Other than that, yeah, replacing the heatsink would be the obvious fix. Thank...
by Akustyk
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: File server needs silencing
Replies: 9
Views: 3355

File server needs silencing

I just finished building a file server for a close friend who is an engineer and needs data backup and remote access. Many of my design decisions were determined by the user's needs, so please, keep in mind that I didn't have the liberty to make a fully personalized build. I feel like I haven't done...
by Akustyk
Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Boring but silent
Replies: 42
Views: 17155

Re: Another simple mod

I decided to make another slight modification to the Antec P183 case. My Intel DP67BG has the 24-pin input in a slightly unusual place, closer to the top of the motherboard, rather than, roughly, in the middle. Thus, you have to run the huge 24-pin cable up through the existing cut-out in the mother...
by Akustyk
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Boring but silent
Replies: 42
Views: 17155

Re: Boring but silent

Three PWM headers is better than average. You can always add more fans using the AC12 PWM daisy-chain feature... True, but the fact that the motherboard has seven 4-pin headers is somewhat misleading. Neither the owner's manual, nor the spec sheet mention anything about it. Intel is clear about usi...
by Akustyk
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Boring but silent
Replies: 42
Views: 17155

Re: EVGA Z68 SLI

I got the EVGA Z68 SLI to test and use for a new build. I decided to give it a try because of the support for multiple PWM 4-pin fan headers. The board is nice. It's stable, it's fast. It has a very good layout. The I/O shield rocks! However, only three fan headers fully support PWM fans: the CPU, t...
by Akustyk
Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Building a quiet PC from scratch, need advice on components
Replies: 32
Views: 10012

Re: Building a quiet PC from scratch, need advice on compone

with what fans should i replace the stock ones from Antec P183? SСYTHE Slip Stream ? how many would i need? 2 or 3 i'm thinking of closing top air vent, but maybe i will install one fan inside the case for hdds Yes, to Scythe, either Slip Stream or the PWM version. Both are awesome. I think three f...
by Akustyk
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best z68 motherboard for fan managment?
Replies: 13
Views: 5260

Re: Best z68 motherboard for fan managment?

Excellent, thanks for this information. I wish this was included in every mobo review. I agree! I am continually disappointed with the fact that only a handful of motherboards support PWM, fully. Speaking of which, I just ordered the EVGA Z68 SLI for my next build. I will test it to see how it comp...
by Akustyk
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Boring but silent
Replies: 42
Views: 17155

Re: A simple mod

I was a bit disappointed with the cable routing in the present build. I didn't like how the front-panel connectors and the USB3 cable had to run, exposed, along the bottom of the motherboard chamber. I took the bottom out by drilling out the rivets. Then I drilled two cable routing holes, one for th...
by Akustyk
Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best z68 motherboard for fan managment?
Replies: 13
Views: 5260

Re: Best z68 motherboard for fan managment?

Another strong contender in the fancontrol area is EVGA. All their fanheaders can be controlled independently from the bios, and I assume also by Speedfan. Their boards come with a decent amount of headers too. Another vote for EVGA in Z68. They have PWM technology implemented well on that board. I...
by Akustyk
Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-B25B vs the Antec Solo 2
Replies: 1
Views: 994

Re: Lian Li PC-B25B vs the Antec Solo 2

I love Lian Li cases! But, I think that the Antec Solo II will be quieter due to its construction. The fans, of course, will also make a difference, but construction-wise, the Lian Li PC-B25B may not be as quiet.
by Akustyk
Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Boring but silent
Replies: 42
Views: 17155

Re: Boring but silent

what materials do i need? I used a piece of acrylic 120mm square, I drilled four holes, exactly in the same locations as a fan. You can use a 120mm fan as a guide. I bought a rubber fan gasket like http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0352592 , and put it between the a...
by Akustyk
Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: looking for an Atx very silent case
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: looking for an Atx very silent case

I think that the good, old Antec P183 V3 is going to work nicely for you. Consider reading my post http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=62962 for a build that might suit you. The key is not just the case, but also setting up a smart fan and temperature control system. I let my m...
by Akustyk
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Alluetia H3-R Fanless Core i5 Media PC
Replies: 10
Views: 7020

Re: Alluetia H3-R Fanless Core i5 Media PC

Akustyk This CPU (and even hotter one) can be passively cooled with Thermalright HR-03 (preferably), Scythe Ninja 3 or something similar. Thanks. I think you mean HR-02. I actually have it in my system, and yes, it works beautifully for most computing needs, but it is massive in size and won't fit ...
by Akustyk
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Powerful but 'silent' PC build for image editing + video
Replies: 18
Views: 4203

Re: Powerful but 'silent' PC build for image editing + video

So selection of video card is really key to keeping a system cool and quiet! Todays 'gamer' cards are seriously demanding for power and therefore heat. On this build, as others have mentioned, getting a 'decent' video card should suffice and keep the demands down... and subsequently the noise load....
by Akustyk
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Building a quiet PC from scratch, need advice on components
Replies: 32
Views: 10012

Re: Building a quiet PC from scratch, need advice on compone

based on this comparison http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1203-page4.html Seasonix X 650 is more noise at 400+ load and i'd like to have more room to upgrade \OC or dual video cards so i probably go with Corsair AX850. Or AX750 Will it be compatible with SLI mode? Let me share my experience wit...
by Akustyk
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Boring but silent
Replies: 42
Views: 17155

Re: Boring but silent

= I look forward to hearing from you. Sure, I'll PM you my email address. Please, feel free to email me and we can chat then. Regarding the issue with USB 3.0, I have not been able to replicate it. I, as you, was curious to test USB 3.0 immediately after I installed the system and updates. I also u...
by Akustyk
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo II is not too bad
Replies: 14
Views: 4537

Re: Antec Solo II is not too bad

Sorry, I didn't realize this had already been linked.
First reviews are cropping up: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4730/ante ... ta-evolved
by Akustyk
Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Boring but silent
Replies: 42
Views: 17155

Re: Boring but silent

Very nice, i'm trying to build something like that what can you say about noise level of Zalman CNPS10X Performa for i5-2500k cooling and what gtx560 ti model do you recommend to have low noise cooling (i'm considering Gainward GTX 560 Ti Phantom) thanks I think that the Zalman should be fine, at l...
by Akustyk
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Alluetia H3-R Fanless Core i5 Media PC
Replies: 10
Views: 7020

Re: Alluetia H3-R Fanless Core i5 Media PC

Thanks for the review. It's another piece of evidence that even relatively moderate computing (I consider media transcoding moderate :)) requires some form of active cooling. I've tried several different options for completely passive cooling, and, no, none of them truly work. They do work, to some ...
by Akustyk
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Building a quiet PC from scratch, need advice on components
Replies: 32
Views: 10012

Re: Building a quiet PC from scratch, need advice on compone

okay, here we go again i've noticed the review of Cooler Master Silencio 550 So is it better than P183 (noise damping, cooling) or no the price difference is not too big thr only one thing that i don't like in P183 is the power\reset buttons hidden behind the door :twisted: My advice is to buy the ...
by Akustyk
Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Powerful but 'silent' PC build for image editing + video
Replies: 18
Views: 4203

Re: Powerful but 'silent' PC build for image editing + video

- The CUDA thing is a myth. Adobe supports OpenGL. - Nobody ever sees CPU Burn or Furmark style loads in real life apps. The load when running the adobe apps should be in the 125-175W AC range. Steve, In Adobe Premiere, it's called MPE: Mercury Playback Engine. With CUDA supported cards, it give yo...
by Akustyk
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo II is not too bad
Replies: 14
Views: 4537

Re: Antec Solo II is not too bad

I am also thinking that the new design would be perfect for a 360mm radiator on the floor. Not quite in line with quiet computing, but it's an intriguing idea. I am going to pursue it further :D
by Akustyk
Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Powerful but 'silent' PC build for image editing + video
Replies: 18
Views: 4203

Re: Powerful but 'silent' PC build for image editing + video

Have you considered using GPU for dedicated hardware video process? I ask because I am using an NVIDIA card with CUDA technology that significantly improves video and effects rendering in Adobe Premiere and After Effects. It's quite stunning, really. It's a relatively small price to pay for a lot of...
by Akustyk
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 problem - vent door lock broken
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

Re: P183 problem - vent door lock broken

I would start a service ticket with Antec. They should replace this. I once had a problem with the door not staying open, and they replaced the front bezel for me, for free (under warranty).
by Akustyk
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo II is not too bad
Replies: 14
Views: 4537

Re: Antec Solo II is not too bad

It looks like a rather conservative style, which many people will like. There also seem to be enough cable routing options, for a small system, at least. I think it would make a good office desktop PC. However, there's steep competition from Silverstone and Lian Li (e.g., PC-A05NB), and the gorgeous...
by Akustyk
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need help with Lian Li PC-A05NB
Replies: 4
Views: 1681

Re: Need help with Lian Li PC-A05NB

vertigo wrote:I know it's too late now, but did you use those plastic standoffs to mount the motherboard?
No, I used regular metal stand-offs. They came with the case.
by Akustyk
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ultra compact ATX case
Replies: 9
Views: 5001

Re: Ultra compact ATX case

I had a similar question. I ended up buying the Lian Li PC-A05NB. It's a beautiful case that is small and very light. It fits a full-size ATX motherboard and has room for at least 3 x 3.5 and 2 x 5.25.
by Akustyk
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need help with Lian Li PC-A05NB
Replies: 4
Views: 1681

Re: Need help with Lian Li PC-A05NB

OK, I stopped agonizing over this :D . I will not install the foam. The case looks nice. The buyer doesn't care. System sold!