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by SoulWager
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

Is chipset cooling or case temperature really going to be a problem? Take a closer look at that airflow sanity check image I posted(the one in color). I am not able to fully figure out your diagrams. But to the extent I do understand them it seemed to me that you could perhaps accomplish more with ...
by SoulWager
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: silencing norco 4220 with fake hdd blocks
Replies: 10
Views: 2456

Re: silencing norco 4220 with fake hdd blocks

Is the low frequency noise from the airflow or from vibration conducted through the mounting hardware? You're probably better off reducing both air restrictions and fan speed, rather than adding damping. If you do go the damping route, avoid hard materials, as they'll just bounce the sound around ra...
by SoulWager
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: "Fractal" system
Replies: 4
Views: 2140

Re: "Fractal" system

powercolor makes a fanless 6850, I wouldn't use it entirely fanless, but it would be a good candidate for the old zip tie method.
by SoulWager
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

I don't think so. The h50 with fans on high isn't relevant at all. I'll be using the h100 with the fans on a controller, and possibly replace the fans for something else. According to the reviews I've seen, the h100 performs very well with fans on low, and the performance scales through 200w+ overc...
by SoulWager
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

For CPU cooler I was planning on a Corsair H100. As I said earlier, i'll be taking this to LANs, and don't really like the idea of hitting a pothole with a big tower cooler on the mobo. I don't know that the smaller air coolers are enough to handle that OC. The NH-C14 has more than enough horsepowe...
by SoulWager
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

I thought the fan above the GPUs in the lan gear case was an exhaust, where do they get the intake? If that is an intake, why is it right above the GPU IO/Exhaust? System will be built in a month or two, so components might change. CPU will be 3570k or 3770k, OC to however much I need to live encode...
by SoulWager
Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

Okay, so maybe it's just corsair: http://www.overclock.net/t/1220311/so-c ... t_16555249

Still, if that's the competition, I should sell these.
by SoulWager
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

Olaf van der Spek wrote:I wish cases like this were available.
Apparently the big manufacturers see enthusiast mATX a futile market.
by SoulWager
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

If you build something that has to be right the first time... you are almost dooming yourself to failure... or perhaps more accurately, diminished satisfaction. There are somethings you overlook until the problem slaps you in the face yes. I'll go off on a bit of a tangent here, on my most recent b...
by SoulWager
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

It's going to be CNC laser cut from 16 gauge stainless and TIG welded together. you can see the mounting hooks in the cut pattern, which will pull it flush. I was planning on something in the earthwatts platinum series from antec for PSU, because they're fairly efficient, quiet, and share the same s...
by SoulWager
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The value of case damping?
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: The value of case damping?

Not sure, I think it's very very hard to damp low pitched noise, and relatively easy to damp ultra high pitched noise.
by SoulWager
Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Custom Cases for Silence
Replies: 8
Views: 2641

Re: Custom Cases for Silence

Figure out exactly what you want/need before you decide what to build. building a case yourself isn't cheap.
by SoulWager
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

A couple more images, flipped the back panel for finished side out, other small corrections and changes. http://i.imgur.com/QAsDE.png Also doing some sanity checking on airflow/ducting potential, if it's too loud or hot at start I'll try something similar to this: http://i.imgur.com/ISeZa.png Obviou...
by SoulWager
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

I was planning on designing any ducting after I had it all put together and my GPU installed.
by SoulWager
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

as far as heatsinks that look the same, exactly how the heatpipes are filled, and how the cooler is mounted(orientation matters)and amount of clearance between working fluid and die are important. I suspect even details like barometer and ambient humidity during manufacture can cause sample variance...
by SoulWager
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

How well the cooler dissipates to the air inside the case is more variable, and I don't have good data on heatsink base vs ambient, so I will split the remaining 25° gradient halfway between getting it out of the heatsink and getting it out of the case. Given the specific heat of air (im using 0.03...
by SoulWager
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

As for choosing quiet components, there is some truth to that, the component does have to dump it's heat into the air inside the case, but that's only part of the problem, the other part of the problem is keeping the air inside the case cool enough that it will readily absorb heat from the component...
by SoulWager
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Re: Designing a computer case.

Interesting, certainly LAN compatible, but it doesn't look too quiet, in particular the GPU looks starved.

Also I don't think I can buy one, their US retailer site appears bugged.

On another note, does anyone have experience with the TY-150? Would 2 of them intake enough air quietly?
by SoulWager
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a computer case.
Replies: 33
Views: 9803

Designing a computer case.

Critique and suggestions desired. I was planning on an mATX build, but couldn't find a suitable case, so I'm designing one myself. Priorities are heat dissipation, noise, and size this is going to be my primary rig, so It will be running 24/7 in my bedroom, unless I've hauled it to a LAN. It's also ...