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by chylld
Tue May 18, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: enermax modu 82+ noisy fan
Replies: 66
Views: 44000

I was about to upgrade my PSU (my current one is a LC Power Silent 550W) with an Enermax Modu82+ 625W, now I'm really unsure wht to choose...My budget is like 100€...so...how about Corsair 650HX? Please don't tell me that PSU has also fan problems... :? My enermax is still going fine, no fan prob...
by chylld
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: enermax modu 82+ noisy fan
Replies: 66
Views: 44000

PSU is up and running - no noises so far. can't hear it at all above the (soon-to-be-replaced) stock intel CPU HSF. one thing to note though is that the PCI-E cable took aaages to connect to the PSU - the pins refused to line up! i had to press the connector in whilst jiggling all 12 wires before it...
by chylld
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: enermax modu 82+ noisy fan
Replies: 66
Views: 44000

well it's certainly been a long time since i posted here... i just grabbed an enermax modu82+ 625w for my new core i7 rig (after over 2 years with a non-silenceable laptop... what was i thinking??) and am keen to see how it fares re fan buzzing/ticking noises. the psu is still on the SPCR editor's c...
by chylld
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: [AUS] Silent fans: Papst 4412FGL 120mm, Panaflo 80mm, Arc...
Replies: 0
Views: 1095

[AUS] Silent fans: Papst 4412FGL 120mm, Panaflo 80mm, Arc...

Anyone here in Australia after some quiet fans? Have moved to an entirely laptop setup so no longer have use for the following: 2x Papst 4412FGL 120mm - $15 each, $25 pair ($35 each new!) http://temp.jw.id.au/fan-1_tn.jpg http://temp.jw.id.au/fan-2_tn.jpg 1x Panaflo FBA08A12L 80mm (zener'd down to 7...
by chylld
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Problem with SPCR's top recommended HDD
Replies: 8
Views: 4221

dan wrote:so what is themost quiet review there is for 2.5 hd? scropio? m6?
i think the momentus is still very quiet once you get rid of the clicking; the seek noises are practically inaudible and the wind noise is easily masked inside a case.
by chylld
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Problem with SPCR's top recommended HDD
Replies: 8
Views: 4221

thanks for the replies. i spent all last night searching around the web and found that it is indeed a head parking issue specific to seagate 2.5" hard drives :( the good news is it's very easy to fix. used Notebook Hardware Control to set the performance mode to 254 and that fixed it, but it was a b...
by chylld
Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB Notebook HDD
Replies: 11
Views: 9349

I have to speak out and say that this HDD is NOT recommended. I just bought 2 of these and they both exhibit an EXTREMELY annoying "click-squeak" sound every few moments. It is very audible, and very very annoying! EDIT: Solution to this problem is to use NHC or hdparm to set the hard disk's perform...
by chylld
Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Problem with SPCR's top recommended HDD
Replies: 8
Views: 4221

Problem with SPCR's top recommended HDD

I just bought 2 Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB 2.5" SATA hard drives, 1 for my laptop and 1 for my gf's. According to the SPCR recommended pages, they are the quietest HDD you can get. I couldn't disagree more! Even though the seek noise is relatively quiet, they both exhibit a common problem: every ...
by chylld
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noisy Enermax Modu82+ 425w
Replies: 17
Views: 10872

very interested to know how it goes. trying to choose between a 525/625 atm and if you can fix your 425 with a simple fan swap, i figure the 525 should be more than adequate for me :)
by chylld
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 82796

does anyone have any more info on the 425 or 525 models yet? about to plonk down on a new system and need to know if the 625 is worth the 32% premium (here in aus) over the 525. :)
by chylld
Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Asus EEE & MSI Wind noises
Replies: 6
Views: 6673

i've played with my gf's msi wind u100 alot recently and it's pretty quiet. i have very high standards silence-wise (my last silentpc was quieter than my monitor) and in my opinion it's definitely quiet enough to be used unobtrusively next to other people, even though you wouldn't call it silent. an...
by chylld
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: (Sold) Intel T7100 CPU up for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1299

(Sold) Intel T7100 CPU up for sale

(not sure if this sort of post is allowed, mike delete it if it isn't) ok so i bought a socket P intel t7100 cpu for my htpc, to my dismay the array of choices for a socket P motherboard was fairly lacking. i ended up buying the wrong motherboard (which has now been returned.) my htpc has been finis...
by chylld
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 84699

nice!

it's especially good to hear that commell are helping you out on this one. how exactly did they do that, through bios updates?
by chylld
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 84699

holy crap an ISA slot :)

it seems to have CF and PCMCIA slots as well, although the latter seems to be blocked by some other ports... very interesting design

that said it is the best we've found so far, well done darylw!
by chylld
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21546

Ok I've updated the watercooling guide with some clarifications on the use of additives; thanks for the suggestion Mike. Info on selecting radiators would be useful, in particular what size with what fans is required for a given system. Radiator size is typically governed by the physical real estate...
by chylld
Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21546

MikeC wrote:So... is this experience going to result in an update of Chylld's guide to watercooling?
Yep.. once i finish looking a bit further into the topic I'll update the guide. Everyone's observations here will contribute to the update.
by chylld
Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21546

this is kinda funny but also kinda sad. Funny because u ran ur system for 3 1/2 years without any maintenance of the loop, and u didnt use anything to protect from algae. On top of that u used some nasty color/uv additive too. hope u atleast used some distilled water... Sad part is that u probably ...
by chylld
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 84699

i haven't found one yet...

i ended up just getting a core 2 duo and regular 775 motherboard for my htpc... surprisingly the cpu fan doesn't spin all the time, even in windows :)
by chylld
Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21546

Did you add biocide to the water? That looks like algae. Algae is a good explanation. The coolant additive I used ( Nulon Ultra Cool ) doesn't tout any anti-algae properties so it may have been a wise thing to add :) I just realised that Nulon has another product called Radiator Flush and Clean, wh...
by chylld
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21546

OK I managed to get all the watercooling gear out without spilling any coolant on the computer, the floor or myself. One thing I discovered is that it was not only the tube leading up to the CPU that was blocked; there were several other blocked tubes as well. Given that they obviously didn't all bl...
by chylld
Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21546

My watercooling days are over...

Well, it's been a good three and a half years, and my watercooling system has finally carked it. I found it funny that my computer was off when I got home. I turned it back on, but a few seconds into windows it turned itself off again. I pondered for a bit and then checked the water flow - there was...
by chylld
Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 84699

seems aopen has a socket p barebones system... looks quite nice too.

personally i'd rather wait until a proper uatx mobo w/ hdmi comes out :)
by chylld
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 84699

i've found this thread out of desperation... and thankfully it's on my favourite forums! it's 1:30am now but i'll read all the posts first thing tomorrow morning. i've just been a victim of intel's confusing socket scheme... bought a t7100 (socket p) and abit il-90mv (socket m) this week, expecting ...
by chylld
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Chylld's guide to watercooling
Replies: 95
Views: 114341

res0r9lm wrote:Something to consider is with a higher FPI your going to catch alot more dust unless air is some how filtered
dust? what dust? :D

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unbelievably my airflow and temps weren't affected much by the dust... probably due to the pull configuration.
by chylld
Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Chylld's guide to watercooling
Replies: 95
Views: 114341

in theory, a rad with more widely spaced fins presents less backpressure to the fan, so airflow is higher. however there is reduced surface area, so one has to ask if the increase in airflow can compensate for the decrease in surface area; according to chylld's experience, clearly not. :wink: howev...
by chylld
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Chylld's guide to watercooling
Replies: 95
Views: 114341

Re: fin spacing

I know this is old but there is so much goodness here. If more fins on the rad equals better cooling then how would fewer fins with more spacing (to let air through more easily) work out? Wouldn't it be quieter with the air not being forced into smaller spaces? Or possibly even run a lower rpm to m...
by chylld
Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Chylld's guide to watercooling
Replies: 95
Views: 114341

I have the 240 extreme and that likes either a powerful fans or quieter fans in a push pull setup but I got a 360 gt stealth and their suppose to be better with low cfm. they are thinner with more fins per inch. I wanted to have my radiator mounted in such a way that it expelled heat out of case so...
by chylld
Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Chylld's guide to watercooling
Replies: 95
Views: 114341

what model blackice rad do you use? some are for high output fan over 80cfm. i've tried both the pro and the extreme variants. neither of them held a candle to the heatercore in performance at both max fan speed or undervolted. add to that the fact that a heatercore cost me almost half what the bla...
by chylld
Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Chylld's guide to watercooling
Replies: 95
Views: 114341

heater cores are designed for high pressure fans not the best choice if you are looking for silence they are designed for high pressure fans, yes, but they work equally well with low pressure fans. in my tests with 2 papst FGLs @ 5v, i got MUCH better performance with a heater core than with a blac...
by chylld
Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need help with a maths problem!
Replies: 14
Views: 5602

results! :)

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this is with only 2 iterations. obviously it's a very simple case, but it's a good sign of things to come. thanks all for the help so far!