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by maalitehdas
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the best fanless/extreme low airflow cooler now?
Replies: 8
Views: 2542

That would be an interesting review if someone tested several bigr CPU heatsinks without their fans and report the CPU temps with each. I would guess someone has done this, does anyone know any links? I'm using Scythe Ninja without it's fan and without case fans, E8400@1,8GHz full load gives 69 degr...
by maalitehdas
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommended fan for replacing P182 Case Fans
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Easy job, go ahead. Just forget the external switches, unblug the original fans and connect each Nexus straight to your motherboard. I did the same couple of years ago and it did help a lot in sound levels. It's also possible to keep using the external switches, easiest way is wire cutting and new c...
by maalitehdas
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Project: cool the 5850 by a S1 R2
Replies: 25
Views: 9498

Good luck in fitting the Accelero in. 1. Bend anything in it, just try not to block any air passages (other hot parts under the sink). Some fin's may touck each other freely, that won't affect too much in its performance. 2. add any 12cm quiet fan or two on top of accelero blowing air towards all ho...
by maalitehdas
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Multipurpose living room PC (stage 3)
Replies: 17
Views: 10585

Pretty low wattagges with full CPU load, it seems to me that reported TDM 95W is not exact. How's the noise and temperatures?
by maalitehdas
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SFF21F or SFF21E
Replies: 2
Views: 1481

Where is this fan located and what is it cooling?
by maalitehdas
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good case/PSU for i3 530, H55 & Radeon 5770
Replies: 18
Views: 4666

Your selection of cases look good, lacking Antec SOLO thou. I'd go for one with ideal locations of exhaust vents (ideally in a direction where possible noise may flow). Also make sure that your GPU fits in for its lenght. SPCR's recommended PSU's with one 12cm fan are ok, if the fan is still too noi...
by maalitehdas
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P7H55D-M EVO LGA1156 microATX Motherboard
Replies: 26
Views: 12307

In addition to talking to Sparkle, Nvidia and Asus tech support, I have tried the following: - reinstalled most drivers and even tried beta versions. - tried HDMI and spdif setting for mobo bios. - checked HDMI cable and monitor (tv) with other sources. - cheked mobo spdif to VGA cable (yes I insta...
by maalitehdas
Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 0 fans on abit IX38 quadGT inside P182
Replies: 14
Views: 9650

And yet more, even the last fan (inside PSU) has gone. I did put another one there. So I modded my PSU, replaced a stock ADDA fan with a silent Scythe flex. Well... it was really worth it. The airflow is sufficient. The sound of airflow is minimum. Inaudible from 1,4 meters now (was 1,8 before the ...
by maalitehdas
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Replacement 4pin PWM fan for a Enermax Eco80+ 500W
Replies: 6
Views: 3768

Well here you made the right decision. A company selling PSU with a special required stock fan - and not selling that fan as a spare part - is expecting you to buy a whole new PSU after warranty voids. (when it's broken, of course). Well, i don't suppose that is theonly company with that kind of pol...
by maalitehdas
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 3418

Good luck. Don't get too heavy heatsink, ninja's are great too.
by maalitehdas
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New cool 'n silent rig, in need of further advice
Replies: 27
Views: 5785

Using accelero in any graphic card is always a GREAT idea. Another manufacturer is selling 5000-series GPU's with their own twin-fan cooling, and according to one test i've read it's a lot quieter than vapor-x system. Vapor-X also have their patent for less heat generation, so buying a vapor-x and c...
by maalitehdas
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Building a PSU intake duct/vent
Replies: 64
Views: 140776

P182, Seasonic S12II 430W and two SATA HDD's are located in the lower chamber of the case. Upper chamber is passive, no fans at all. How can I reduce noise of the PSU? Parts I have for the mod: - Scythe SY 1225SL 12L - Noctua NF-P12 (2 pieces) - Noctua NF-S12-1200 - Voltage reduce wires 12V->9V and ...
by maalitehdas
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 0 fans on abit IX38 quadGT inside P182
Replies: 14
Views: 9650

Story goes on: From 5 fans to 2 fans, from 2 fans to 0 fans. PSU fan in the lower chamber is still running, so it's really a 1 fan system... but no fans in upper chamber, so CPU, GPU and North bridge cooling is totally passive now. Highest temperature under 100% CPU load would be CPU Core at 72C. D...
by maalitehdas
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: GOAL - Air cooling with no fans (edit: GOAL reached)
Replies: 64
Views: 35645

That would be rare here, during 20 years i remember only two or three days over 30C. At the moment there's -10C outside. About this power consumption, i've read that E8400 draws alone some 22W-30W from idle to load. FPU i don't know at all. Readings i get are PWM current, idle is 6A and load is 24A ...
by maalitehdas
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: GOAL - Air cooling with no fans (edit: GOAL reached)
Replies: 64
Views: 35645

I'm not sure if I calculate the power right... I do it by Amp reading i get from Everest. loading CPU makes them go from 6A to 24A, loading FPU changes 6A to 30A. But what are the voltages for each?
by maalitehdas
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: GOAL - Air cooling with no fans (edit: GOAL reached)
Replies: 64
Views: 35645

GOAL REACHED Underclocking to 1,8GHz works with passive air cooling and with my peculiar mod - I have now removed all fans from the case (PSU fan is only one still running, how to get rid of that too?) Temperatures: http://maalitehdas.wippiespace.com//images/everest/7_1,8GHz_passive_mod.jpg Some te...
by maalitehdas
Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: GOAL - Air cooling with no fans (edit: GOAL reached)
Replies: 64
Views: 35645

frenchie wrote:Did you remove the wire grill in the back exhaust ?
- I didn't block or open any intakes/exhausts, doors, filters etc.
(including partial blocking / opening)
by maalitehdas
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: GOAL - Air cooling with no fans (edit: GOAL reached)
Replies: 64
Views: 35645

frenchie wrote:Did you move the fans around ?
I coudn't, since i didn't open the case. Here's an image from inside the case, so nothing was changed in there (case was closed both before and after the mod)
http://maalitehdas.wippiespace.com//ima ... tup800.jpg
by maalitehdas
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: GOAL - Air cooling with no fans (edit: GOAL reached)
Replies: 64
Views: 35645

Per the Forum Rules , no pics over 640 pixels wide are allowed: Don't post big images, post links to them instead - images larger than 640 x 480 pixels have the effect of making pages so wide that lateral scrolling is required. This can make a page a real nuisance to scroll through. Please avoid po...
by maalitehdas
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: QUIET Voiceover Recording / Video Editing PC - thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 3505

Couple of thoughts about your list:
- Change the MB to H55 series and you can forget the extra GPU (and extra heat it produces) and use onboard graphics of the i7.
- Change your case fan to SPCR recommended 12cm
by maalitehdas
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: GOAL - Air cooling with no fans (edit: GOAL reached)
Replies: 64
Views: 35645

GOAL - Air cooling with no fans (edit: GOAL reached)

I'm not going to tell (at least not yet) you what new green idea i just tested. All guessing and ideas are allowed, i hope this review starts an interesting green conversation. In this little review I show some unbelievable results (i was waiting for just 5 degrees drop...) and tell you exactly what...
by maalitehdas
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on small, powerful, but quiet HTPC
Replies: 5
Views: 2434

My suggestion: H55 micro ATX with i3 530 and its onboard graphics. Very low heat generation, very small system and easy to cool.
by maalitehdas
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How many case fans [have you] got and what speed?
Replies: 19
Views: 3921

Zero case fans. Only one under E8400 heatsink (ninja), works partly as an exhaust fan and one noctua inside the case is cooling GF210 with passive heatsink. One in the Seasonic PSU also. edit 19.2.2010: I got rid of those two inside the case too. So now it's only Seasonic PSU with a fan and even tha...
by maalitehdas
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: no more b/s what is the most silent case[?]
Replies: 29
Views: 5245

No B/S.... What the one best kind of socks I can buy? What is the one best beverage I will like? What is the one best OS? Who is the one best life partner for me? :roll: :? depends... Deeper into the "right" case question Q: WHAT CASE HASE THE CONSTRUCTION TECH TO ACHIEVE THE MOST SILENT BUILD. A: ...
by maalitehdas
Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New cool 'n silent rig, in need of further advice
Replies: 27
Views: 5785

I agree with parappaman, such a performance can't be built dead silent. However, you have your needs for the efficiency - so the best help you can get from SPCR forums is how to make it as quiet as possible. In general, systems that idles with <50W and use at max 200W can be built dead silent. Your ...
by maalitehdas
Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: no more b/s what is the most silent case[?]
Replies: 29
Views: 5245

I suppose nyhcbri is talking about a system with fans out of the box installed, and all other components wouldn't count. The question could be expanded: 1. The quietest case with all stock fans at full/minimum speed 2. The quietest case with 2 reference fans at full/minimum speed 3. The quietest cas...
by maalitehdas
Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 3418

I would choose much same components for a HTPC build, keep me informed of your project please. It could be both fast and quiet, let's see how the temperatures are.
by maalitehdas
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New Build
Replies: 6
Views: 2446

Is there a change to mount the big papa UNDER Scythe Orochi blowing upwards? I have that kind of system with ninja heat sink and 12cm fan, beeing deeper in the case it doesn't make any noise nor vibrate in the case.
by maalitehdas
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New Build
Replies: 6
Views: 2446

Temperatures and fan speeds after 24h burn?
Build sounds good i suppose :)
by maalitehdas
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Power supply for a planned build
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

micro H55 from Gigabyte: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=3310 mini H55 from ZOTAC: http://www.zotac.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=479:the-ultimate-lga1156-mini-itx-platform-unleashed&catid=1&Itemid=268 Some power consumption tests of i3...