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by NoMoreNoise
Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NSK3480 PSU too noisy - RESULT !
Replies: 19
Views: 7111

So how much better is the Noctua fan compared to the ADDA one? Looks great, though. Just one tip: I'd connect a yellow wire from the PSU fan to a motherboard fan header - that way you can always monitor the RPM of the PSU fan. On my current setup, it's wired to a "PWR_FAN" header. You only need to ...
by NoMoreNoise
Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-R8 doing wonders
Replies: 2
Views: 1976

Noctua NF-R8 doing wonders

Replaced my stock fan (Adda) in the Antec EW380 with the Noctua NR-R8. Lovely lovely...gone is the noise. http://iloapp.erikhaaland.com/data/_gallery/public/15/1227825437_resized.jpg http://iloapp.erikhaaland.com/data/_gallery/public/15/1227825440_resized.jpg http://iloapp.erikhaaland.com/data/_gall...
by NoMoreNoise
Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NSK3480 PSU too noisy - RESULT !
Replies: 19
Views: 7111

Updated with pictures

Here's the fan swap. From stock Antec (Adda) fan to the Noctua... http://iloapp.erikhaaland.com/data/_gallery/public/15/1227825437_resized.jpg http://iloapp.erikhaaland.com/data/_gallery/public/15/1227825440_resized.jpg http://iloapp.erikhaaland.com/data/_gallery/public/15/1227825442_resized.jpg htt...
by NoMoreNoise
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK-3480: 80-Plus Case
Replies: 65
Views: 38717

I've got the SAMSUNG SH-S203P and it works just fine.
by NoMoreNoise
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Breadbox - NSK3480 and P5E-VM HDMI
Replies: 7
Views: 5973

Please post yout temps after finishing build.
by NoMoreNoise
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 158450

Still - well done trying it out. Methinks the only way to go forward is to test and try...
by NoMoreNoise
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Building a "green" pc
Replies: 18
Views: 13805

Intersting article

Came over this article in Atomic, an australian magazine. "But he went with a reasonably powerful Asus. He wanted the power of a Core2 Duo for future unknown computing tasks; he wanted to tinker with powerful equipment; and he wanted to feel good about his new laptop." Very nice and quite to the poi...
by NoMoreNoise
Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Earthwatts 380w vs. Corsair HX520 fan noise
Replies: 10
Views: 6414

No question the Corsair is quieter. Not night/day but audibly so. Whether this is significant is always up to the user. I recently built a similar rig (different mobo though) to the SPCR designed Antec NSK3480 from Anitech and I found the EW380 too noise for me. So I swapped the PSU stock Adda fan ...
by NoMoreNoise
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: test: OS power consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 13034

What about the fact that the Linux distro is probably a lot less energy consuming to develop than MS OS ?

All those people working for MS has go to get to work somehow....
by NoMoreNoise
Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Building a "green" pc
Replies: 18
Views: 13805

jaganath wrote:Palindroman runs a business selling green PCs, he can tell you more.
Thanks for the tip - had a quick look through some of his threads and also visited his business web site but it is in dutch, which I am not familiar with.

Do any of you know of other sites that could be of interest ?
by NoMoreNoise
Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:00 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Building a "green" pc
Replies: 18
Views: 13805

We might be onto something here !

I think we might be on to something here. Maybe we could ask MikeC to set up his "green" pc, seeing he is also somewhat involved in the environmental issued regarding the pc's, especially with his ecopcreview.com ? I would think that there is a market out there for more environmental friendly pc's a...
by NoMoreNoise
Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Building a "green" pc
Replies: 18
Views: 13805

Building a "green" pc

The subject of buidling pc's as green as possible is an idea I think we need to pay more attention to. I would therefore like forum members here to supply their input on the matter. What would make a pc "green". Is it at all possible to set some requirements ? I think that vendors should pay more at...
by NoMoreNoise
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 158450

Well, I ordered myself a custom built glass aquarium with adequate dimensions. It was surprisingly cheap.. just AU$55 Seems the oil will be more expensive than the aquarium.. cheapest I've found is AU$50 for 20 Litres from an animal supplies wholesaler. Please keep us updated on this as it is a sub...
by NoMoreNoise
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NSK3480 PSU too noisy - RESULT !
Replies: 19
Views: 7111

Re: RESULT

It is commected to the mobo - NOT the 2 pin in the PSU. This means that my stock AMD cooler will have to ne run without a fan, just the small fanless bit under it. That Noctua didn't come with an adapter to plug into a 4-pin molex? I guess it doesn't matter if you plan to go fanless on the CPU heat...
by NoMoreNoise
Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 27843

udi13 wrote:After you will enable the cool'n'quite from BIOS ,dnot forget to change the power management to minimal power management....
This is done in Windows - Yes ?
by NoMoreNoise
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 27843

udi13 wrote:Hi
37c is more reasonable...
Is AMD Cool’n’Quiet enable?
I'm not sitting at that computer at the moment so I cannot check the BIOS but I think it is....I'll check later tonight
by NoMoreNoise
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 27843

Temp udpdate

There must have been something wrong with the mobo sensor so I checked it out again. My sy.temp is 33 and cpu 37. Cheers
by NoMoreNoise
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 27843

Hi What kind of CPU you have? 48c is hot for idle, unless you have old amd xp#### CPU... I have an AMD Athlon FX2 4000. As I mentioned I am waiting for my Ninja and I am running my stock case fan in reverse to get some airflow into the case since the 3 pin plug previously used by the amd cooler is ...
by NoMoreNoise
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec nsk3480 case fan too noisy ! Result !
Replies: 17
Views: 4325

So you do have the stock 380W Earthwatts afterall... in a post above you mentioned 450W, so I thought you had swapped PSU's and that's why it was so noisy. It's strange that the fan of the 380W was bothering you that much, since in the SPCR review it was rated as 'fairly quiet', quieter than the Tr...
by NoMoreNoise
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NSK3480 PSU too noisy - RESULT !
Replies: 19
Views: 7111

Why don't you run the Noctua off the PSU fan lead? Then it would ramp up and down according to the heat in the PSU. And are you sure that the Noctua moves enough air at 800rpm if your system is heavily loaded? Here is my setup - I do not think it is likely to heat up much.... Antec NSK 3480 w/stand...
by NoMoreNoise
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 27843

Noctua NF-R8 fan

I swapped my stock Adda fan that sat in my Earthwatts 380w PSU with the the Noctua NF-R8 with excellent results. Unless I have my ear up in to the fan itself it cannot be heard (at 800 rpm). Just thought I'd let you guys know. P.s. Since I have now used the 3 pin connector that was used by the stock...
by NoMoreNoise
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec nsk3480 case fan too noisy ! Result !
Replies: 17
Views: 4325

RESULT !

Wel well - put in the Noctua NF-R8 in my Earthwatts380 as a replacement for the Adda stock fan.....and what do you think the result was ? Near silence is best way to describe it. Noise is always an individual thing - but for me this Noctua fan (at 800rpm's) is a real gem. It is commected to the mobo...
by NoMoreNoise
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NSK3480 PSU too noisy - RESULT !
Replies: 19
Views: 7111

RESULT

Wel well - put in the Noctua NF-R8.....and what do you think the result was ? Near silence is best way to describe it. Noise is always an individual thing - but for me this Noctua fan (at 800rpm's) is a real gem. It is commected to the mobo - NOT the 2 pin in the PSU. This means that my stock AMD co...
by NoMoreNoise
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec nsk3480 case fan too noisy ! Result !
Replies: 17
Views: 4325

Do not remove the PSU fan in any circumstance! Felger Carbon did not know the NSK3480 has a separate chamber for the PSU. See his post above.
i wont. I just got the Noctua NF-R8 and will swap with this....I'll keep you updated. How can I check temps before and after ?
by NoMoreNoise
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NSK3480 PSU too noisy - RESULT !
Replies: 19
Views: 7111

No way that fan is running at full speed unless there is something wrong with your PSU. So - how can I find out if it's at full speed or not ? I am a beginner to silencing but I am here to learn ! Software ? The only way to do it would be more trouble than it's worth -- take it out and wire it up t...
by NoMoreNoise
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ninja on a Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H anyone ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

You can bend the capacitors a bit to move them out of the way. They are the only thing that is close. http://litbolti.arnaras.net/myndir/HTPC-Case-mod/15_heatsink_touches_capacitors_hope_its_ok OK - but what is the result of bending the capacitators - does it have any effect, and if so what effect/...
by NoMoreNoise
Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ninja on a Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H anyone ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Ninja on a Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H anyone ?

I'm very pleased with my mobo but the stock amd cooler is too noisy so alternatives are being sought after. Especially the Scythe Ninja (Rev.b) with the optional 120mm fan. Having looked through compatible coolers on Gigabytes own list, it does not list the GA-MA69GM-S2H, but that may be just becaus...
by NoMoreNoise
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec nsk3480 case fan too noisy ! Result !
Replies: 17
Views: 4325

You wouldn't happen to have a fix for my Earthwatts 450 PSU that makes noise too ? If your wall socket power is 100W or less, use a Slipstream 500RPM fan for the exhaust and remove the fan from your PSU (voids the warranty, but produces astonishing quietness). Same thing if your wall socket power i...
by NoMoreNoise
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NSK3480 PSU too noisy - RESULT !
Replies: 19
Views: 7111

No way that fan is running at full speed unless there is something wrong with your PSU. Peak load on a system like that can't be more than 100W DC. If that fan is really running at full speed all the time it means the fan controller inside the PSU is broken (that's the one I was talking about). I t...
by NoMoreNoise
Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NSK3480 PSU too noisy - RESULT !
Replies: 19
Views: 7111

Solution for a noisy PSU is almost always the same -- swap the fan. As to what fan you should use and whether you should try and use the PSU's fan controller or something else to power it, you will need to provide more details on your system configuration and/or typical power draw. Here is my setup...