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by datapappan
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Why do you have a SFF computer?
Replies: 9
Views: 4635

Re: Why do you have a SFF computer?

I'm aiming at building a gaming setup into an In-Win KB623 (BK644/Mt Jade), the reason being I think larger cases adds bulk to the room.
OTOH, I agree in that it's more expensive and limits choices, so just might dump the quest.

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by datapappan
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Very limited cooling, very loud, need to replace a few thing
Replies: 18
Views: 4512

Re: Very limited cooling, very loud, need to replace a few t

+1 on changing the CPU HS, just about anything but the bundled HS will be quieter (read quests's suggestions above). The PSU and GPU is already quieter, so they're good. Can't see the case in itself as a problem, start with changing fans (now only CPU left), and you'll have a lot more silence. Next ...
by datapappan
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 181094

Re: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique

I'd say that, as always, it depends on many factors. A non-mesh front would hinder a direct sound path (=good), but then the opening left might be too tight, causing impedance (=sound, bad). Also, fans might give resonance noise in certain enclosures. So, no straight answer from me...

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by datapappan
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Replies: 20
Views: 9486

Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

About the back I/O not lining up properly, I've read that about the Q07 as well, IIRC.

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by datapappan
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini-ITX case/PS for i3-540, fullsize Optical and 2.5" HDD?
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Re: mini-ITX case/PS for i3-540, fullsize Optical and 2.5" H

I haven't got a real favorite from my own experience, but this looks OK:

Morex 6600B
Image

Also, I guess you've alreadey tried searching at Newegg?
by datapappan
Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smaller quiet and cool cases that are easy to work with?
Replies: 6
Views: 1941

Re: Smaller quiet and cool cases that are easy to work with?

I quite like the In-Win KB623/644, for mATX - very short and small overall. Don't know how easy they are to work inside though. A real con is that the PSU is SFX size, not much to choose from there, and overly expensive. Otherwise I hear good things about the NSK3480. Sorry, no personal experience o...
by datapappan
Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Temps
Replies: 4
Views: 3104

Re: Temps

I'd guess the restart is due to overheat, possibly caused by heatsinks not having enough contact. Have you moved the cased recently, so the heatsinks could have gotten out of place? (You should think hard about if anything has changed recently, ande see if the cause could lie there. Maybe there's a ...
by datapappan
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Temps
Replies: 4
Views: 3104

Re: Temps

Are your room temps the same?
Is the air flow blocked/impeded around the case?

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by datapappan
Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Annoying whistling from computer when internet browser is on
Replies: 8
Views: 1182

Re: Annoying whistling from computer when internet browser i

Agree w previous poster - some kind of electronic whine, really hard to get rid of.

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by datapappan
Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: EarthWatt 380W vs 500W efficiency for low consumption NAS
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: EarthWatt 380W vs 500W efficiency for low consumption NA

I'd agree about the 500W probably being noisier, albeit maybe more efficient at that load (haven't checked the exact figures). Noisewise there could be a problem with the fan not being able to ramp down from 500W to 60W, fans usually needs at least 50% of max speed to start reliably. Could be that y...
by datapappan
Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: turn fans off
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: turn fans off

You could try speedfan, and set default speed to something low - most fans need at least 5V (approx 60%) to start reliably. Setting default speed to say 30% should keep them off most of the time. Experiment with the interval to find appropiate speed curve - easiest would be the full 70%, i.e. no fan...
by datapappan
Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: small case rebuilt with 80mm fan or 120mm fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: small case rebuilt with 80mm fan or 120mm fan?

Hi Darkpoem, do you live in Sweden (Tavlesjö)?

Try the almighty prisjakt.nu, here's a link to mITX cases with 120 mm fans.

Simple as that.

Same search on newegg.com, desktop or tower, for example.

(Basically Lian-Li PC-Q08 or Silverstone Sugo SG05/06)

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by datapappan
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How high is the CPU socket on a motherboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Re: How high is the CPU socket on a motherboard

Adding to that, PCB is about 2 mm thick, and standoffs are usually 8 mm high (i recall clearance below PCB must be 6 mm, I'll try and check the ATX spec and reconfirm). All in all, Heatsink starts at approx 18 mm from motherboard plate (= case inside if you screw standoffs directly into case side pa...
by datapappan
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Reducing Overall System Noise
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: Reducing Overall System Noise

Welcome to SPCR!

Now, always pick low hanging fruits first (read the primer in this forum).

In short, find your noisiest parts - shut off all but one fans, in turn, compare noise between them. Also, compare to HHD noise.

This will guide you to what needs to be changed.

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by datapappan
Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PowerColor AX5750 1GBD5-HV2?
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: PowerColor AX5750 1GBD5-HV2?

Directly from Newegg's user feedback:
It's very quiet too!
Quiet Fan

You could also PM steppinwolf on this site, seems to be sporting this card (or similar) in his sig.

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by datapappan
Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Gaming System Build Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 32103

Re: Silent Gaming System Build Guide

As for modding the case, would you get (even) better temps if reversing the air flow? I.e. flipping the top case fan, and modding the GPU cooler to blow out. That way the CPU/MB would get cooler air - only seems the GPU is running hot as it is, having fresh air intake and all. I was thinking of a si...
by datapappan
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU, GPU noise?
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: CPU, GPU noise?

Link to post is missing mate. If you can't post links, paste the topic here and we can search for it.

Btw, why are you makin a new post?

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by datapappan
Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mount a Fan on 5750 silent cell
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Mount a Fan on 5750 silent cell

Welcome to SPCR!

And I agree w Mike, temps are OK, the heat sink is designed to run w/o a fan, provided you have some case air flow going, which you obviously seem to have. Myself have pondered getting this card, or it's older brother the 5770, and ducting a case fan directly to the heatsink.

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by datapappan
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Achieving 6 V from serial connection in practice.
Replies: 3
Views: 3064

Re: Achieving 6 V from serial connection in practice.

I've done something similar, but with a Y-splitter for 3-pin. This way you don't have to butcher the fan wires. Cut the red wire to one of the plugs, and the black wire from the other. Strip the insulation on the plug wires some 10 mm, and connect them. Solder, or just cover with electrical tape. Cu...
by datapappan
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Ooooooh, shiny new forum!
Replies: 59
Views: 23609

Re: Ooooooh, shiny new forum! (Pic linx)

Hi, in the new forum, pic linx open in the same tab/window - before you got a new tab/windowfor the pic, and could easily go back to the post. Can this be fixed?

As for layout, it's weird, but probably only since I'm used to the old one. Give it a few weeks and we'll be ok.

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by datapappan
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't insert HD5750 Silent on Asus P7P55D + Thermalright HR2
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Seems like the second PCIe-16 slot only runs @4x speed (?).

Don't know if the heatsinks comes off w/o harming the board, sorry. Could you snip off some of the heatsink plates?

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by datapappan
Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet PSU suggestion ~ 400 - 450W
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

What graphics card are you planning for? The Phenom II has a TDP of 80 W, maybe a Pico-PSU would fit the bill?

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by datapappan
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: recommendation for a 50mm fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

I'd say a Papst fan is pretty good - 512 FL-547.

Can't readily find it in the US, where are you residing?

Also check out the suggestions in this thread.

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by datapappan
Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: i3-530 system, 18 dB max, 7"hx12"dx21"w ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Cooler Master Elite 100 . http://www.coolermaster-europe.com/upload/product/6623/gallery/full/top2.jpg Listed as ITX, actually fits a mATX, but you have to drop some PCI ports due to the PSU being above them (could be solved with a Pico-PSU). Depth total is 318 mm, front bezel not so beautiful.... /d
by datapappan
Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Filters+ducts=silence? (Case idea)
Replies: 16
Views: 3669

bonestonne, is it your experience that dust buildup is more or less the same with or without intake fans? I would have thought that negative pressure setups would get some part of the intake as unfiltered leakage (as well as filtered of course). frenchie, do you know why you got high temps in that G...
by datapappan
Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Filters+ducts=silence? (Case idea)
Replies: 16
Views: 3669

Thanks for all comments so far. Anyone have experience with the following I'm trying to achieve: 1. Exhaust heat via ducts => cooler air inside case. (Especially GPU duct, DYI or ready-made). 2. Fight dust with intake fans + positive pressure. bonestonne: Drop the intake fans They're needed for the ...
by datapappan
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Filters+ducts=silence? (Case idea)
Replies: 16
Views: 3669

Decided to flip the air flow. http://thumbnails32.imagebam.com/10060/1d0c96100598593.jpg Adding inlet fans will add noise, but in theory this is compensated by revving down the HS fans, since they no longer have to pull through filters, now taken care of by the added inlet fans. Aiming at slight pos...
by datapappan
Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Question about a multiple fan setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

It depends on what you deem as quiet. For starters, you have 12 fans, which will add 11 dB to the noise of only one fan, if they all ar run at the same speed. This then has to be added to your background noise, resulting in your audible noise level. Example: background noise in my suburban house is ...
by datapappan
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with separated area for power supply?
Replies: 13
Views: 2067

Cooler Master 360

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by datapappan
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: TT Elements V case, probably not for us (just for laughs)
Replies: 11
Views: 13575

TT Elements V case, probably not for us (just for laughs)

Taken from web site:

High-performance Delta fan included: 120 x 120 x 38mm, 240.96 CFM, 62dBA, 5200rpm, 27.48 mm H²0

I know, I know, it's an extreme gamer's case. Just boggled at the figure: 62 dB(A)!

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