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by Skree
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone volt modded a PWM fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 2852

Re: Anyone volt modded a PWM fan?

Yeah. I was looking at zener diodes but i think the power dissipation might be a bit high for them, can't find any current stats for the fans on the EVGA FTW edition 750ti I think 3 rectifier diodes in series for ~2.1v drop should do it failing that, a linear voltage regulator.. got the bits for the...
by Skree
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone volt modded a PWM fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 2852

Re: Anyone volt modded a PWM fan?

i need the displayport the evgas have, even the SC version has noise complaints was just trying to find out if someone has figured out the pinout of the fan header on a modern vga card.. not having anything more recent than a GeForce4 myself, i can't test it.. if it's the same as motherboard headers...
by Skree
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone volt modded a PWM fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 2852

Anyone volt modded a PWM fan?

Sounds silly i know but it would be useful for people with limited PWM range or fixed pwm numbers on graphics cards for idle - like the EVGA GTX750ti i'm looking at is restricted to 42 or 43% in its lowest speed It's my understanding of PWM that it works by switching the supply voltage on and off, v...
by Skree
Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can i keep a GTX 760ti cool in an Antec NSK3480?
Replies: 9
Views: 3560

Re: Can i keep a GTX 760ti cool in an Antec NSK3480?

resolution is just 1080 HD, and yes, my multi monitor setup is one screen for games/video, the others for browsing, stats, task manager etc - 3 utterly different monitors, two quite old I've looked into the gameplay of the maxwell GTX750ti and that will do me fine i think. A major part of the proble...
by Skree
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can i keep a GTX 760ti cool in an Antec NSK3480?
Replies: 9
Views: 3560

Re: Can i keep a GTX 760ti cool in an Antec NSK3480?

Now we are starting to get somewhere(information is getting into my rock head). I did look at the 750ti because of its TDP but discounted it because it seemed to be far lower performance than R9 270 and the 760ti whilst not really costing that much less. The TDP makes it a real contender.. and a sho...
by Skree
Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can i keep a GTX 760ti cool in an Antec NSK3480?
Replies: 9
Views: 3560

Re: Can i keep a GTX 760ti cool in an Antec NSK3480?

I don't know enough about graphics to be able to distinguish between generations like that.. or, more importantly, judge the impact of such things. Am moving back into pc gaming after many years on consoles. What i'm doing is comparing performance figures from reviews of cards i can afford, then loo...
by Skree
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can i keep a GTX 760ti cool in an Antec NSK3480?
Replies: 9
Views: 3560

Can i keep a GTX 760ti cool in an Antec NSK3480?

As titled, i finally got round to where i'll be looking at buying the graphics card for my Antec NSK3480 build. Other important specs are as follows: I5 3570k @ stock (for now) noctua d14 with the PWM fans. The 140mm one is on the HS, the 120mm one is my rear case fan No hard drives in the main cham...
by Skree
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mounting Harddrives at odd angles
Replies: 133
Views: 269110

Re: Mounting Harddrives at odd angles

ok i read the whole thread... and in a way, wish i hadn't lol Could be because it's 5am and i'm hungry and lacking my coffee but this thread has made me uncertain on something i was fine with before.. Think of a table, or bench surface. Can i mount a hard drive on its side, on that surface? ie, so i...
by Skree
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital 5TB drives
Replies: 3
Views: 2416

Re: Western Digital 5TB drives

can't get google translate to translate it to english for me - says the page is invalid - but, i can see the chart.. Thanks man, you just solved a real dilemma and thing i've been really heavily concerned about for me, IE the availability of the allegedly more rugged red drives in 4-5tb sizes. Hard ...
by Skree
Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53213

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

Yes, I have the case, but i haven't done any chopping or mods yet save swapping the case sides round and offering up the hard drive brackets i have - i'm waiting till i get the motherboard and heatsink because that will give me final positions for everything if my numbers are right 10.75" is 273mm a...
by Skree
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53213

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

man the amount of people using jigsaws, files, nibblers.. have none of you heard of the mighty dremel? it does make chopping cases really easy although you have to be careful - the brown fibrous cutting wheels are quite fragile and the diamond coated carbide wheels are quite harsh.. really indispens...
by Skree
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53213

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

I typically over-build to extend the date of obsolescence. The NSK3480 is not a naturally quiet case design for 2010-to-2014 power desires for a general purpose computer. We are definitely pushing logistical requirements of current PSUs and optical drives. Cabling between the two deforms the rear w...
by Skree
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53213

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

Those are some nice temps.. except the GPU :shock: thanks for the effort on my behalf 8)

Note Druneau's sig now says HD7970.. :idea: interesting considering the cost of say a his hd7950 with the rear exhaust type cooler, especially for my build..
by Skree
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: has anyone fitted a noctua NH-D14 in an NSK-3480?
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

Re: has anyone fitted a noctua NH-D14 in an NSK-3480?

based on your advice.. i'm overkilling it even more :lol: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 version comes with PWM fans, and the mounting kit for socket 1155 is pocket change.. really worth it to get PWM imo as my motherboard doesn't play nicely with 3 pin fans (maximus v gene). I don't expect to need the 120mm ...
by Skree
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53213

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

hbm, do you have actual temperature readings for your 5870? I notice druneau's temperature graph disappeared. The 5870 is lots hotter than the 7870 i want to fit but i'm trying to gauge just what i can fit in my 3480 when it is modified in this way plus a few little creations of my own
by Skree
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: calling people with HR-02/large HSF in NSK3480
Replies: 2
Views: 1928

Re: calling people with large HSF in NSK3480 (+ GPU ?s)

Nice one! that answered my question :D i'm going for the D14 anyway :lol: but the socket 2011 version, which does come with PWM fans.. I'll be buying the socket 1155 mounting kit for it (5.99) which should make it fit my maximus v gene - i just found out you could buy the mounting kit today Just sav...
by Skree
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: calling people with HR-02/large HSF in NSK3480
Replies: 2
Views: 1928

calling people with HR-02/large HSF in NSK3480

This is particularly about the Antec NSK-3480 case. I notice several people on these boards using Thermalright's HR-02 (macho?) heatsink in the NSK3480.. I've based a lot of my heatsink research on this. Are you using the rev.A or B version of the cooler? it's pretty important because the 'macho 120...
by Skree
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 46338

Re: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?

NO. no, no, nonono.. etc If i can wade in with my 2p and my size 12s, I think it's a modifier/tweaker thing. I've been modifying/tweaking things up to alter something about them for 20 years, and I have come to the conclusion that there are two types of people in this world: those who are happy with...
by Skree
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 3480 build (56k warning)
Replies: 9
Views: 5455

Re: Antec 3480 build (56k warning)

Sorry to resurrect a necrothread but this build is very pertinent to what I am trying to do, and i do not see many 3480 builds with powerful GPUs in.

edit: never mind.. duh at me for not reading enough of your post :lol: Nice build anyway sah hoping mine will be as sweet
by Skree
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: has anyone fitted a noctua NH-D14 in an NSK-3480?
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

Re: has anyone fitted a noctua NH-D14 in an NSK-3480?

I did consider the U12P SE2 and even the 92mm version but really if i remove the 120mm fan from the D14 it doesn't seem any bigger in any way that matters (of course, it is bigger but if it actually fits, why not?) The D14 is pocket change more expensive than the U12P here and I really like the idea...
by Skree
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: has anyone fitted a noctua NH-D14 in an NSK-3480?
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

has anyone fitted a noctua NH-D14 in an NSK-3480?

Hi all, new to posting here but lurked looking at a few 3480 builds for a few weeks, inspired by some of the nice builds here to finally ditch my ancient (originally AT with the punch out backplate to make it ATX, it had a 486 in it when i got it) old full tower and go micro atx. Question is as titl...