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by amjedm
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fractal R4 Graphics Workstation
Replies: 6
Views: 4812

Re: Fractal R4 Graphics Workstation

Very neat cabling...
by amjedm
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Zalman R1
Replies: 4
Views: 5487

Re: Zalman R1

Judging from the pictures on the homepage it looks pretty restricted on the intake. R4 has a bottom intake and uses the whole length of the front for side vents. My guess is: No, won't match R4, probably not even close. I should have said low cost alternative - half the price of the R4... :) If you...
by amjedm
Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Zalman R1
Replies: 4
Views: 5487

Zalman R1

Not sure if someone has posted about this case...

http://www.zalman.com/eng/product/Produ ... hp?Idx=925

On pre-order - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/zalman-r ... ith-window

Alternative to the Fractal R4?
by amjedm
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ecco 250 Micro ATX Case with sound proofing installed
Replies: 24
Views: 12078

Re: Ecco 250 Micro ATX Case with sound proofing installed

I did forget about this thread - kind of... I did buy the case in the end. It's okay but not brilliant... I'm not a fan of the HDD mounting and have the hard drive sitting in a cage on top of a towel to dampen vibrations.. Have to very careful when moving the case for cleaning. Have recently investe...
by amjedm
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ecco 250 Micro ATX Case with sound proofing installed
Replies: 24
Views: 12078

Re: Ecco 250 Micro ATX Case with sound proofing installed

Your thoughts please - I'm looking to change from a Fractal Design Core 3000. It's inexpensive and, with reference to your 3K, it's also smaller. But if build quality *is* your concern, I don't think it may deliver. Thank you for the advice and noooooooooooooooooooooooo I was hoping the quality wou...
by amjedm
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ecco 250 Micro ATX Case with sound proofing installed
Replies: 24
Views: 12078

Re: Ecco 250 Micro ATX Case with sound proofing installed

Looks very good and that price is amazing for what it has. Are you going to be putting many drives in it? How are you intending to mount them all. I don't think I'd want to load up all of those side mounted hard drives as it would reduce CPU and GPU cooler headroom and there's got to be some vibrat...
by amjedm
Thu May 31, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ecco 250 Micro ATX Case with sound proofing installed
Replies: 24
Views: 12078

Ecco 250 Micro ATX Case with sound proofing installed

Can't see a thread about this case - Ace Ecco 250 Toolless Micro-ATX Case / Ace of Sweden Ecco 250 Good points 2 x 120mm in the front 1 x 120mm in the back Sound proofing installed top, bottom, two sides Reviews (use Google Translate) http://www.sweclockers.com/nyhet/13507-ace-of-sweden-ecco-250-mic...
by amjedm
Sun May 06, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: need help choosing case for positive air pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 9259

Re: need help choosing case for positive air pressure

I have the Fractal Design Core 3000. Two front intakes - 120 and 140, plus bottom fan. Also has option to install two 120 at the top and one on the side.

Having said that, I believe the build quality is far better on the R3...
by amjedm
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Core 3000 v Coolermaster Silencio RC-550
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

Re: Fractal Design Core 3000 v Coolermaster Silencio RC-550

Sorry bout the delay. I'd buy the silencio because it's a higher quality case, have quiet fans and is predampened. No need to apologise ;) I ordered the Fractal Core 3000 in the end as I have limited height under the desk and the Silencio would have been a very very tight fit - maybe 1mm spare or i...
by amjedm
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower
Replies: 31
Views: 13463

Re: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower

kopilu wrote:45.2 cm total (including feet)
Many thanks.

I think the Coolermaster won't fit.
by amjedm
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower
Replies: 31
Views: 13463

Re: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower

Need a favour from someone who has the Silencio - could you please measure the height including the feet? I emailed Fractal regarding the height of the Core 3000 (I'm considering that or the Silencio) and they advised the height didn't include the feet (shelf under a desk and limited height). Thank ...
by amjedm
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Core 3000 v Coolermaster Silencio RC-550
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

Fractal Design Core 3000 v Coolermaster Silencio RC-550

Case advice please Was set on getting the Core 3000 but Scan have Today Only offer on the Silencio at £54. My current computer is quiet (Coolermaster Elite 340 is the case) but not silent. I have limited height (around 430mm) in the desk hence the short list of cases. Anyone have the Silencio? (I di...
by amjedm
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Mod Advice - Aerocool M40
Replies: 6
Views: 4614

Update: did finish the setup but it was too noisy for my liking and very difficult to do any tinkering. I wanted the CPU fan to be controlled by the motherboard and it was ramping up straight away - probably because it was a hot CPU and an old heatsink. I didn't want to spend anymore money on it so ...
by amjedm
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any hands on with Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU cooler?
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

I'm thinking of getting one, the reviews I've read seem to be positive and the fan looks similar to the Akasa Apache fans except it can run at 2000rpm.

You will have to remove the motherboard unless you have a case with the cut out.
by amjedm
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Intel G31/s775 with Antec Mini P180 power efficient system
Replies: 19
Views: 6745

Wibla wrote:FYI: Newer motherboards dont always support speed control on 3 pin fans. Known issue, and very silly tbh.
I've got an Asus AM2+ motherboard and the 3 pin fan header doesn't speed control :(, whereas the Gigabyte AM2+ motherboard I have does :)
by amjedm
Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AM2 x3 CPU 8450 Cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

kiwik wrote:Arctic Cooling Freezer 7.

Even better is the Cooler Master Hyper 212 +, just change the noisy stock fan.
Thank you for the reply but I think you overlooked the max height - around 100mm :)
by amjedm
Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AM2 x3 CPU 8450 Cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

43 views and no replies :(, I'll post an update :) The SI-128 may be a bit long in tooth and not enough to cool an X3 8450 :( The Titan looks ok but not how well the cooling will be plus a slightly bigger cooler would have been better IMO? Scythe Minja uses 80/90mm fans, I don't have any quiet 90mm ...
by amjedm
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AM2 x3 CPU 8450 Cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

AM2 x3 CPU 8450 Cooler

I have a x3 8450 CPU and the AMD heatpipe cooler which is currently cooling it is loud IMO :( I would like to spend under £30 and have a shortlist of coolers. One problem - height of the cooler has to be under 110mm as the case I'm using is the Aerocool M40 Thermalright SI-128 (I already have this ...
by amjedm
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Mod Advice - Aerocool M40
Replies: 6
Views: 4614

Definitely cut out the front 120mm grill. I'd just cut out some space for the PSU's downward facing fan. Are you using a stock heatsink on your CPU? You could consider buying a top-down cooler and reverse the fan on it so it pulls air up through the heatsink and pushes it towards the upper area of ...
by amjedm
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Mod Advice - Aerocool M40
Replies: 6
Views: 4614

Thank you both for the advice, much appreciated ;) cordis - I'd forgotten about velcro, might give that a try. The motherboard has integrated graphics and I intend to use those. JamieG - specs are Samsung F1 1TB HD 2GB RAM Asus M3A78 motherboard AMD Opteron 8450 2.1GHz (triple core) SATA DVD-RW 120m...
by amjedm
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Mod Advice - Aerocool M40
Replies: 6
Views: 4614

Case Mod Advice - Aerocool M40

Would be grateful for some advice I have a system installed inside a Aerocool M40 . Review of the case - Hi-Tech Reviews.com Top view http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/2471/toptj.jpg http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/toptj.jpg/1/w640.png HD is mounted in the cage which is bottom right of the above pho...
by amjedm
Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: LodePC
Replies: 21
Views: 6775

I have the non window silver aluminium version of that case - made by SuperFlower :D Case is packed away in the box, I sometimes use the removable motherboard tray for testing motherboards would you believe :D I paid £125 for it in 2002 :shock: Sounded like a noisy helicopter with all six fans on s...
by amjedm
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80mm fans needed, quieter than PSU.
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

I've used the followings and would recommend them - you will have to undervolt them though

Yate Loon 80mm SL
GlobalWin NCB 80mm
Panaflo 80mm (from Scan - sometimes on Today Only for 59p - yes 59p ) :shock:
by amjedm
Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally done with my PC, pictures and learnings inside
Replies: 17
Views: 8529

thejamppa wrote:Scythe Quiet box on Sorthobane would eliminate as much HDD noise as possible without going on SSD or 2,5 drive.
Or on foam like I have ;)
by amjedm
Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: looking for 2 60mm exhaust fans
Replies: 11
Views: 3070

I bought a cheapie 60mm fan from Ebuyer (at least once - weak memory :oops:) and I was really impressed with it - quiet compared to some of the other 60mm fans I've used.
by amjedm
Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: best fan mounts for hard-to-reach fan points?
Replies: 2
Views: 960

How about some Blu Tack/UHU White Tack and cable ties? The tack will dampen vibrations and then feed the cable tie through and seal with another one?
by amjedm
Sun May 24, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 948242

What thickness of bungee chord and what size of P-Clips are people using? :? I can only find 3mm thick bungee chord on ebay - is this enough? Meant to reply to this the other but forgot :oops: The bungee cord I've used in the past is 3mm. I don't suspend hard disks anymore as the hard disks in the ...
by amjedm
Wed May 20, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec P180 Mini only £54.99 +shipping
Replies: 2
Views: 972

I got the email from ebuyer as well ;)

I think

a) new version coming out or
b) they managed to secure a big discount from the distributor or
c) they can't sell the stock (my preferred opinion) as it's too expensive
by amjedm
Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: tips and/or proper way to clean fans, and your whole system?
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Not the best way to clean a system but..., I tend to take the side cover off and blast it with a balloon pump :oops:. Most if not all of the 'blobs' of dust exit the case so make sure you do this out in the open (garden) and not in a room. With regards the fans I tend to use a toothbrush unless they...
by amjedm
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best hard drive enclosure option
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Not sure which is the best option out of the ones you've listed but

1. whichever one you choose, you will have to rest the enclosure inside the case on foam for it to be quiet (I have a Scythe Quiet Drive) IMO

2. have you looked at the Smart Drive?