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by hypnos
Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New "Quiet Your Xbox 360" Article
Replies: 29
Views: 20483

thepwner wrote:but the console uses 2 70mm fans...there aren't many quiet 70mms out there, much less quiet ones that will pull enough air.
Is this still the case after all this time? No quiet aftermarket fans being sold for the 360?
by hypnos
Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the most powerful CPU you can cool passively??
Replies: 28
Views: 6117

Wayne Redpath wrote:Those are CPU temperatures reported by ASUS Probe II.
That would be tcase. If you have a chance would you run coretemp, speedfan, or one of the other core temp monitors to see what you get?
by hypnos
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the most powerful CPU you can cool passively??
Replies: 28
Views: 6117

Wayne Redpath wrote:Idle temperature is around 20'C above ambient and full load temperature is 45'C above ambient.

Are those temps core or tcase?
by hypnos
Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Throttlewatch
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Thanks for the link. Says it was last updated in 2005. Does Throttlewatch work well with Core Duos?
by hypnos
Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Throttlewatch
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Throttlewatch

In this article: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article893-page4.html There is mention of and a link to Throttlewatch: http://www.panopsys.com/Downloads.html But, when I click the Throttlewatch link I can't find any links to download the app. Is Throttlewatch still useful for Core 2 based systems? If...
by hypnos
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the most powerful CPU you can cool passively??
Replies: 28
Views: 6117

TheAtomicKid wrote:I cool a Q6600 passively in my main rig.
What are your core temps at idle and under load (what is ambient with these temps)? What MB are you using?

I tried to cool a 9650 passively with a Ninja 2000 but finally gave in and used the fan they include with the Ninja.
by hypnos
Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Solo + Scythe Ninja2 + Asus P5N-D
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

The top fin is touching. I could bend the top couple of fins in one corner down a mm or 2 or I could bend the case support out of the way. Maybe I should just get a smaller heat sink. With the MB layout the Ninja 2 is blocking the PSU fan intake (the fins of the Ninja are only .25" from the PSU). Th...
by hypnos
Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Solo + Scythe Ninja2 + Asus P5N-D
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Solo + Scythe Ninja2 + Asus P5N-D

The Ninja2 just barely fits and is so tight that it touches part of the case support structure. Any suggestions on the best course of action?
by hypnos
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Caviar RE3
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Would these values suggest it will be OK in a system built to be quiet?

Idle Mode 28 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 33 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 3 29 dBA (average)
by hypnos
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Caviar RE3
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Caviar RE3

Has anyone used or tested the 1TB Carviar RE3 drives? Wondering how much noise they make. Is the acoustic signature acceptable in a system built for quiet rather than silence?
by hypnos
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcoustiCase 360
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

AcoustiCase 360

Anyone using this case? Wondering how it compares to the Solo/180.
by hypnos
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo vs P180 in Q9559 setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2720

What Scythe would be a good bet for the above system in a Solo?

Any suggestions on the drives?
by hypnos
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo vs P180 in Q9559 setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2720

Is there a thread that discusses the work that needs to be done to the P180 to make is very quiet?
by hypnos
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo vs P180 in Q9559 setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2720

Great info, thanks a bunch. The reason the Solo is in the running is due to its smaller size. The P180 is quite large, but very nice looking.
by hypnos
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo vs P180 in Q9559 setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2720

Solo vs P180 in Q9559 setup

Would there be any appreciable cooling difference between the Solo and the P180 for a build with:

Intel Q9550 (heatsink TBD)
4GB Ram
GeForce GTX 260 or similar
(2) 1 TB hard drives
(1) 20x DVD burner
PSU TBD
by hypnos
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 293821

Here's the detail pages I was looking for.

Model One:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article826-page1.html

Model Eleven:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article781-page1.html
by hypnos
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 293821

hypnos wrote:It looks like the detail link is pointing right back at the main article page rather than the detail page.
I've clicked all over the site and can't find the detail page for the SPCR PCs. Does such a detail page even exist?
by hypnos
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 293821

I can't seem to get to the details on the models mentioned here: To start with, EPCN is offering two SPCR systems: Model Eleven, a very quiet media center PC, and Model One, a fast general purpose mid-tower PC that's effectively silent. The systems are detailed here: SPCR-designed PCs by EndPCNoise ...
by hypnos
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First time build - Quad core
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

Could you suggest a couple of motherboards?
by hypnos
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First time build - Quad core
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

First time build - Quad core

Building a box around the Q9450. Any suggestions to help quiet it up would be great.

I'm thinking of:

Case: Antec Solo
MB: ASUS P5N-T Deluxe LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i
Video: EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB
PSU: Thermaltake toughpower W0104RU 650W