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by EndoSteel
Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: heatpipe cooling upside down
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

The operability of a heatpipe oriented upside down depends on it's length (or the length of it's vertical section, i.e. how high does the wick structure have to pump the condensed fluid). 10cm - you doubtly notice any difference, 30cm - your temps go ski-high. They make special pipes for upside-down...
by EndoSteel
Fri May 23, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1618220

Dream Theater - Misunderstood.
by EndoSteel
Fri May 23, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ultimate Silent PC
Replies: 19
Views: 6065

I already have an absolutely silent PC :).
by EndoSteel
Fri May 23, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How long is your e-penis???
Replies: 22
Views: 7475

I guess I have an e-prostatitis: my 7900GT is dying :).
by EndoSteel
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182B + Scythe Slipstream question
Replies: 7
Views: 4551

2.3v for the 1200 RPM version.
by EndoSteel
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan longevity/durability chart?
Replies: 5
Views: 2044

Sorry to disappoint you but these figures don't make much sence since every manufacturer uses it' own test procedures, not to mention that resellers often use their own "marketing methods" on that results.

P.S. Yate Loon is a manufacturer, Scythe isn't.
by EndoSteel
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 2880

I am the author of the article you are refering to (the translation from Russian was done by some other guy :)). Well, i'd say the best option for you is to reconsider about the PSU model to mod. I, personally, have no idea on how to attach heatpipes to heatsinks like these. And be careful with link...
by EndoSteel
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The theory behind fanless systems?
Replies: 41
Views: 16417

stmok Never heard of flexible heatpipes but flexible _thermosyphons_ were once mentioned at overclockers.com. I don't know how did they fabricate them. The problem with flexibility is you need very special pipes to achieve it. A pipe has to be soft in order to bend easily and it has to be vacuumed ...
by EndoSteel
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stopping Murders in the USA ?
Replies: 339
Views: 58228

BTW, the Bible says only God has the right to judge what's right and wrong, mere mortals don't. So the lady's words are plain herecy :).
by EndoSteel
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: You can't trust anybody.....
Replies: 12
Views: 3868

Heh, I guess everyone knows this: trust people but don't trust politicians :).
by EndoSteel
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stopping Murders in the USA ?
Replies: 339
Views: 58228

Bluefront The St Louis area murders continue, with no end in sight. IMHO....the only possible answer is swift capital punishment for murder. Nothing else works. This won't either, since it's the same old fighting with the consequence, not the cause. The question is: what makes people think they can...
by EndoSteel
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 8800 review
Replies: 2
Views: 1808

Wow... I planned on building a fanless heatsink for this beast after my next hardware upgrade... Chances seem fading, given the size of an _active_ heatsink :).
by EndoSteel
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless video card for TNN 300
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

I'd start with getting an Accelero S1. After you've done that your choice of vidcards widens substantially.

BTW: Does the TNN-300 have vents in the bottom?
by EndoSteel
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: why they don't make moddable PSUs?
Replies: 17
Views: 4374

RaptorZX3 the fan coming with the Ninja is a good replacemrnt fan for the PSU? The first question you have to ask yourself is - does the original fan really need replacement? The fan's flow \ noise ratio in free air doesn't matter much relating to PSU cooling: in this case the fan just has to push ...
by EndoSteel
Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is my E4500 running too warm?
Replies: 6
Views: 2132

Tj.max is not a temp reading, it states the maximal temperature this CPU can run at.
by EndoSteel
Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dell airflow design: shroud blocks all airflow! (pictures)
Replies: 17
Views: 6609

You can add a flow divider between the two fan openings for even further temp improvement. With the exaust so close to the intake, recirculation of the hot air blown out of the case is inevitable.
by EndoSteel
Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: why they don't make moddable PSUs?
Replies: 17
Views: 4374

jaganath
AFAIAA no PSUs have specific overheat protection
All FSPs do. At least.
by EndoSteel
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Report about Scythe S-FLEX 1200rpm
Replies: 13
Views: 4542

Actually it doesn't make much sence to swap a seasonic Adda with an S-Flex, since the two are, practically, the same fan with different bearings.
by EndoSteel
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive Scythe Ninja Mini on AMD X2 4800+ (65W)
Replies: 27
Views: 15534

Kreed wrote:After 1 hour, the CPU temperature was 57 degrees. Is this a little high considering the 80 mm Scythe fan is spinning at full speed (2000+ rpms)?
Diagnosis: thermophobia :).
by EndoSteel
Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New Nvidia open standard for PC hardware monitoring
Replies: 3
Views: 2674

I see a potential issue here. In order to make this system really worthy for silent enthusiasts, hardware manufacturers will have to allow fan speeds that, in some cases, may kill the hardware. Will they do it? Doubtly, HP and ASUS are not the guys that would use a "use at your own risk" disclaimer....
by EndoSteel
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ducting Material Advice
Replies: 25
Views: 12146

Bluefront The sound is amplified, like a little speaker. If there is sound. A 600 RPM fan doesn't make any. Now make a tube out of something with a soft lining........ like the aluminum with a felt covering like I suggested. Sounds through it are muted, compared to a hard-sided tube. But flow imped...
by EndoSteel
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1618220

Metallica - Master of Puppets.
by EndoSteel
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: scandinavians
Replies: 62
Views: 21622

AuraAllan wrote:NOBODY speaks english in downtown Moscow. :?
Downtown? You mean the one that's being built at the moment (Moscow City)? You may be surprised, but most of the local dwellers don't speak russian as well :). They're season workers from Kazakhstan, etc.
by EndoSteel
Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Turning off a hard drive
Replies: 31
Views: 16285

No, you also need a hardware power switch http://www.modd1ng.com/articles/hddswitch/small/hsw6.jpg The script has nothing to do with hdparm, the proggie involved is devcon . You can download it here: http://www.modd1ng.com/files/devcon.exe Here's a guide in Russian, I hope babelfish will make it rea...
by EndoSteel
Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Turning off a hard drive
Replies: 31
Views: 16285

tjoff Only drives thats connected to a SATA controllercard since PATA doesn't support hot-swap and windows freezes if a PATA drive becomes unresponsive. This is easily fixed using devcon.exe (a command line version of the Device manager). Everything goes fine if you run a script that uninstalls the...
by EndoSteel
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: A noise report on the new PWM fans at 100%
Replies: 1
Views: 6486

Here's the scary part: the first 4 fans on that list all sounded exactly alike, both in intensity and chraracter.
That's not surprising, given that all four are actually the same model made by Adda. Only bearings differ.
by EndoSteel
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drives & Raptors
Replies: 10
Views: 3910

High performance drives (any) and silence? No way. Not only the SQD fails, but also the advanced homemade enclosures that render drives like Samsung SP absolutely inaudible. Noise levels can be redused from unbearable to tolerable, and that's it.
by EndoSteel
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: "Failed" woodcase project
Replies: 5
Views: 3576

qstoffe
I guess you've bumped into the common pushpin-mounting problem with the Ninja, try reinstalling it with a Scythe URK. One can expect 79C on a 65W CPU in a zero-fan mode but not with a 120mm fan sitting right next to the heatsink.
by EndoSteel
Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: sandwich or 2.5"
Replies: 11
Views: 3068

AFAIK, currently there are three alternatives worth considering (in the order of decreasing soundproofing capabilities): 1. A notebook drive in a mini-Quiet Drive (or a homebrew analog). Dead silent, best choice in terms of noise dampening. Performance suffers, however (RAID?). 2. A 3.5' 7200 RPM FD...
by EndoSteel
Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Accelero S2/50 watt VGA/P180 w. 2 Nexus's@ 5 volt?
Replies: 11
Views: 3213

Thomas
Ð¥800Pro (48W), Accelero S2, no forced airflow at all - 75C (ATiTool).