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by bozar
Sun May 29, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building a case
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Building a case

Why not make some more room for cable management and the cables for better durability and more airflow? Cables shouldn't have to twist and turn in a case.
by bozar
Sun May 29, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New Completed Projects
Replies: 8
Views: 3055

Re: New Completed Projects

Love the second one, very Asian-stylish.
by bozar
Thu May 26, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Compact, cool & quiet powerhouse all-rounder for a friend =)
Replies: 5
Views: 3818

Re: Compact, cool & quiet powerhouse all-rounder for a frien

Nice being able to fit that cooler in, it's not a small one. Very clean as well!
by bozar
Thu May 26, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Possible to quieten CM-690 II Lite?
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Re: Possible to quieten CM-690 II Lite?

I'm my opinion, it's a low quality case because of thin metal but sure, with vinyl and foam while removing the sucky HDD bay it should be almost as quiet as any case, depending on your cooling and hardware of course. Why not mod a Nexus Prominent 9 instead?
by bozar
Tue May 24, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building a case for minimum noise
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: Building a case for minimum noise

It would be beneficial to have the exhaust vent a little bit higher up. 1mm steel would be sweet, good luck. Thanks a lot for the input, I've decided to to move it up a bit. Bozar: did you post about your wood case? :D No sry but I can link to my previous threads. My latest Chieftec casemod with re...
by bozar
Tue May 24, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building a case for minimum noise
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: Building a case for minimum noise

Get a coolermaster cosmos and block the extra fan holes with sound absorption material. http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2700 http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=539399#p539399 I've read that the Cosmos has way to little space for cable-management and the hole...
by bozar
Tue May 24, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building a case for minimum noise
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: Building a case for minimum noise

A) What material(s) are you looking at? B) Are the black rectangles near the motherboard for cable routing? C) Is that a HDD horizontally mounted above the HDD inlet fan? Looks like it may interfere with airflow over the other 4 drives? D) How will you arrange the cords for HDD suspension? Looks ne...
by bozar
Fri May 20, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building a case for minimum noise
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Building a case for minimum noise

I've been considering building a case now for a while and have been exploring different cooling solutions. To minimize noise directly to user I plan to have only intakes in the bottom of the case and a single exhaust in the back: http://i56.tinypic.com/mht284.jpg http://i53.tinypic.com/2hfm5g9.jpg 4...
by bozar
Thu May 12, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: suspension of HDD on Define R3
Replies: 26
Views: 5425

Re: suspension of HDD on Define R3

I'd urge to buy Nexus Prominent 9 instead, only 5.25 slots. Lacks dustfilters but that can be fixed by homemade solutions.
by bozar
Wed May 11, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build
Replies: 35
Views: 23913

Re: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build

That's actually ok temperatures for stock CPU cooler. Space looks really limited but you are looking for a replacement, right?
by bozar
Thu May 05, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build
Replies: 35
Views: 23913

Re: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build

Or the 6670, which is probably still a decent amount slower than the 5750, but still should be pretty good and more power efficient. That's what I plan to use personally for my htpc/lan box once the price drops to around $70 Yeah it's probably more than powerful enough for most games to on moderate...
by bozar
Thu May 05, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build
Replies: 35
Views: 23913

Re: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build

HD5670 isn't the fastest card without need for extra power from PSU, lots of HD5750 cards are efficient enough as well, including mine. No, actually just one. The Powercolor GoGreen! All the others need a PCI-E power connector. Wow, you couldn't be more wrong: Vero Graphics HD5750: http://www.hardw...
by bozar
Thu May 05, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-li B25FWB or Lancool K62B upgrading from TT Soprano...?
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Re: Lian-li B25FWB or Lancool K62B upgrading from TT Soprano

I think front-doors are overrated. Back in a day they didn't exist and quiet computers still did exist. What really does matter is your choice of components and swapping all stock cooling and fans, My modded Chieftec BX is quieter compared to my dampened P182 because it has fewer hard-drives, fanles...
by bozar
Thu May 05, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build
Replies: 35
Views: 23913

Re: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build

HD5670 isn't the fastest card without need for extra power from PSU, lots of HD5750 cards are efficient enough as well, including mine.
by bozar
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT H2 Classic Silent Midtower Chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 8922

Re: NZXT H2 Classic Silent Midtower Chassis

As for ventilation improvement there are a few other less intrusive options as well: - Add short legs to improve the bottom intakes. - Remove some or all of the foam on the door to provide a wider passage of the air to reach all fan areas. -- legs don't change the blocking effect of the VGA card to...
by bozar
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT H2 Classic Silent Midtower Chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 8922

Re: NZXT H2 Classic Silent Midtower Chassis

Is the HDD bay wide enough for elastic suspension?

The case would be nearly flawless if there where better ventilation in the door.
by bozar
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?
Replies: 18
Views: 3665

Re: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHcyWTorjdU looks like my quality concerns were justified. I'm sorry but that review was awful and totally unusable. Totally unprofessional, he break things, swears, slurs and praises R3 to the skies which, a case we all know is no high-quality case. Both cases are ch...
by bozar
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?
Replies: 18
Views: 3665

Re: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?

Yeah the fans themselves still have 3-pin connectors (only short cables, though, which may make fitting longer cables a bit tricky). And yes, the side panel material is just foam rather than bitumen. Full review up at MetkuMods: http://metku.net/index.html?path=reviews/nzxt-h2-classic/index_eng Rid...
by bozar
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?
Replies: 18
Views: 3665

Re: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?

NZXT has always made cheaper cases than Antec but the Hush is a high-quality case. im not saying nzxt makes low quality cases, im just saying that they're kinda targeting a different market. I don't really think they are in different segments, P182 was once in the same price-range, at least in swed...
by bozar
Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?
Replies: 18
Views: 3665

Re: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?

There are slim holes on the sides and in the lower part. I hope SPCR reviews this case.
by bozar
Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?
Replies: 18
Views: 3665

Re: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?

NZXT has always made cheaper cases than Antec but the Hush is a high-quality case. All included features including Hot-swap marks should be features of a higher priced case. From the looks of the side-panels they seem rigid enough and the dampening reminds me of Antec Solo vinyl. P182 was much cheap...
by bozar
Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?
Replies: 18
Views: 3665

NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?

This case seem to have everything: A good airflow path Lots of options for fans All intakes have dust filter Dampened Lots of space behind motherboard tray for effortless cable management Well placed holes for cabling A massive cut-out Top USB-ports Solid door Easily replaced fans Reasonable price a...
by bozar
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-03-14
Replies: 2
Views: 3412

Re: News for 2011-03-14

The quadcore CPUs look good on paper, hopefully they perform well enough.
by bozar
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?
Replies: 19
Views: 2816

Re: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?

Solo is still the best case when quietness is concerned.

The new Nexus Prominent 9 has lots of space for suspension and is dampened but there is no door in the front and the top is ventilated. I think this case would be superior if dampened right.
by bozar
Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Bozar & Thrash's Hidden HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

Re: Bozar & Thrash's Hidden HTPC

Wilhelm-Tell wrote:Looks very messy.
Cabling is tied behind the PSU so it looks rather clean to me but the pics are rather messy.
by bozar
Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini P180, 6850, Be quiet, Intel Core 2 Duo ...
Replies: 50
Views: 18851

Re: Antec Mini P180 w/ Passive-Cooled HD6850

Nice work, 80 is perhaps a bit toasty but another fan in the back would lover the temps a bit perhaps?
by bozar
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Your opinion on "the perfect" case..
Replies: 9
Views: 1820

Re: Your opinion on "the perfect"case..

For silencing I think the case should be totally closed with exeption for the bottom and the back. A creative effective intake in the bottom of the case and one or two fans in the rear would be a perfectly quiet case. Seriosly considering adapting these ideas to a brand new casemade out of wood.
by bozar
Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Evo ECOPC: A Silent Nettop
Replies: 15
Views: 4673

Re: Evo ECOPC: A Silent Nettop

I hate 40 mm fans so much. They really should be forbidden.

Why not install a slim 80 mm fan instead? Should provide enough airflow and at the same time be quiet enough and won't take up that much space.
by bozar
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NAS build - Nexus Prominent 5 / Xeon L3406
Replies: 14
Views: 5589

Re: NAS build - Nexus Prominent 5 / Xeon L3406

That mobo has a strange set of locations för connectors but is there room for cable-management on the back of the tray with a common ATX mobo? There is atleast one hole for it.....
by bozar
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case
Replies: 28
Views: 16862

Re: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case

You mentioned that space behind the motherboard tray is a bit to little. Is it because of the metal-bar separating the upper section from the lower or is the space simply much less compared to Fractal Design R2, Antec P182 and P183? The front filters are easy to remove and so is the HDD cage and fan...