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by bozar
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New sub 18 dB i7 build. Fan questions and Critique
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: New sub 18 dB i7 build. Fan questions and Critique

You should go with undervolted Nexus fans and suspend both drives with elastic clothing. Two casefans should be plentiful, one is probably enough.
Don't forget to cover up the top fan position and mount all fans with rubber screws.
by bozar
Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is your first step when silencing 7200RPM HDDs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

Re: What is your first step when silencing 7200RPM HDDs?

Suspending it is the superior solution imo. It will lower noise beside vibration to. A close second is just laying it on a bit of foam but it won't work with multiple drives.
by bozar
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: EVGA Classified SR-2 Case (designed not to be too loud)
Replies: 7
Views: 3688

Re: EVGA Classified SR-2 Case (designed not to be too loud)

You can store a lot of porn in that case :D

Enormous but a really well built case, can't wait until your hardware arrives :).
by bozar
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo, will 140mm fan in rear fit?
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Antec Solo, will 140mm fan in rear fit?

You can always place the fan on the outside but cooling will suffer a bit.
by bozar
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any good desktop/cube cases for 200W GPU ?
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Any good desktop/cube cases for 200W GPU ?

P183 has a lot of space if you removethe upper HDD-cage. Silverstone Fortress 2 is also a good option but a bit pricey.
by bozar
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Caviar Black 2TB & VelociRaptor 600GB
Replies: 17
Views: 7153

Great review! Seemed like you'd never review anything but complete systems for a while but two great HDD reviews in a row makes me a very happy man :). WD Black continues to be a worthy 7200 drive although I think the increase in noise compared to a standard 7200 RPM drive is too much. Suspending it...
by bozar
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140 mm fan: Noiseblocker PK-2 or Noctua NF-P14-FLX
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

Dunno about other people but I'm satisfied with my 140 mm SS, so is my friend. Not recommended for horizontal use though.
by bozar
Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: passive cooling in theAntec NSK2480?
Replies: 16
Views: 2446

Yes, the Ninja Mini will fit perfectly in that case, and it will provide very good airflow even without the included Scythe fan. There are examples in the SPCR gallery (older entries, but the case didn't change). Is there a reason for getting an AMD processor for a rig that's supposed to be running...
by bozar
Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 121925

Good news for international buyers is that I fond some new shipping box that is light enough to be under 250g I also removed the black power cable that most of you will not use. So the shipping to Europe and other international destination is reduced from 18.95$ to 11.95$ Terrific news! Wish I had ...
by bozar
Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases w/ max # 5.25"bays for HDD suspension
Replies: 18
Views: 4408

Try Chieftec Smart WH-01B. It's 1mm steel, large and heavy, it has 8x5,25" bays. No holes on the left side should be quite efficient at reducing noise leak out :) Plus Chieftec's high quality and understated elegance all around :) http://www.chieftec.com/WH01.html To bad it has ventilation holes on...
by bozar
Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases w/ max # 5.25"bays for HDD suspension
Replies: 18
Views: 4408

Scythe Fenriswolf anyone? Dunno why it received so many bad reviews, seems really nice in my opinion.
by bozar
Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another PC-A05NB system
Replies: 6
Views: 6639

Cases with reverse ATX seem to be the next upcoming thing in quiet computing, I wonder how the top fan-aided cooling stands against a side-panel fan, acoustically and thermally. If the top vent could be made less audible but still improve thermal performance, I see no need for a case with isolated P...
by bozar
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: Enermax Magma UC-MA12 120mm Fan
Replies: 13
Views: 23193

adjusted the "donation list" -- fan: $50 heatsink: $120 hard drive: $120 motherboard: $200 case: $200 power supply: $200 complete computer: $200 note -- fans will only be reviewed in a roundup. The price tag has been reduced in response to popular consensus, but in reality, a fan is about as time c...
by bozar
Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My WHS, modified Chieftec Mesh, 10 HDDS, 16.0 TB, silent
Replies: 12
Views: 8010

Great job! I love modded Chieftecs, they may not be that quiet out of the box but they are sturdy as hell so they can withstand most modding.

Is the vents welded into the metal plates? Looks really good and sturdy in my opinion.
by bozar
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 600t upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 5771

Nice review but there's one thing I don't get, you like the HDD bays because they are easy to use and use less material compared to P18X but at the same time you do prefer P18X rubber gromets? Please explain. Acoustically, this case seem inferior compared to P183 which is a great case even by todays...
by bozar
Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53035

speedkar9 wrote:Nice build, and nice pics!

I'd suggest if you opened up a bottom intake vent for the GPU and lifted the case off the floor a bit.
Agree here, should do plenty for your temps.
by bozar
Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 302-S Project
Replies: 16
Views: 16527

Excellent work as always! I've grown very fond of your modding, wish I had more time myself.
by bozar
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: Enermax Magma UC-MA12 120mm Fan
Replies: 13
Views: 23193

I would like a larger fan roundup altogether, there is a lot of new fans around now and the old ones should be retested with the new method. What would such a project cost?
by bozar
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe: Kama or Slipstream?
Replies: 7
Views: 2137

The PWM Slipstream are reviewed in several CPU cooler reviews here such as Mugen 2 and Ninja 3. I do think Slipstream is smoother but they seem to wear-out quicker then a Kama fan, the later seems a bit higher in quality. I don't think the idea is a great one though, the motherboard will react to th...
by bozar
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Advice on a small but well performing AM3/AM2 cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 1616

Thanks for the advice so far, have any ideas on this cooler: http://www.xigmatek.com/product.php?productid=4 ? it's only 92 mm wide so it should fit in. The 983 and 964 are better performers, and the latter has been tested on SPCR with good results. Regards, Luca They seem very nice but since I hav...
by bozar
Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Advice on a small but well performing AM3/AM2 cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 1616

The two current coolers I've looked more into is Katana 3 and Samurai ZZ. Both are a smaller than my old Ninja 2, and the Samurai ZZ should fit without problems but it doesn't perform as well as tower shaped coolers.
by bozar
Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Advice on a small but well performing AM3/AM2 cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 1616

Re: Advice on a small but well performing AM3/AM2 cooler

A Xigmatek HDT-S1283 pointing towards the top of the motherboard. Hr05 on the Northbridge and a Scythe GT on the xigmatek. GT's have a good backpressure so it will move some air through the HR-05 (and even more if you make a duct). As of now it will blow straight into the PSU of my chieftec case, I...
by bozar
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Advice on a small but well performing AM3/AM2 cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 1616

Any ideas? Cooling capacity of a good 92 mm -fan tower-shaped cooler should be enough to keep it under 50 degrees I figure Any 92mm fan tower would be at least about 95mm wide, 17mm less than the Ninja: if you've said that you need 25mm less or so about... ...for the HR-05 IFX SLI, give also a look...
by bozar
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Advice on a small but well performing AM3/AM2 cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 1616

The HR05 SLI would be an option if it was available. In sweden it cost more than a Mugen 2 because of it's rareness, a regular HR-05 or a similar cooler from Noctua or Xigmatek is less than 20 $ so I'm aiming for that. A HR-05-IFX is 20 mm across the fins, that leaves me about 20-25 mm space to the ...
by bozar
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Advice on a small but well performing AM3/AM2 cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 1616

Advice on a small but well performing AM3/AM2 cooler

I recently upgraded my main PC to a Phenom II X4 940 with a 790X motherboard. This leaves me with some old components consisting of a Phenom X4 9550 and a 780G based ATX motherboard by gigabyte, the DS3H: http://gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2800#ov. The 3+1 phase power phase design po...
by bozar
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Results for Thermalright V2 for HD5750
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

After 30 minutes of Furmark stability test ATI tool measured 70 degrees and Furmark 77, all case fans @ 7V or less.
by bozar
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Results for Thermalright V2 for HD5750
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

It's actually not that big, V2 may seem almost as big as a HR03 but in reality it's much closer to my old Zalman VF900 in size and the fin spacing is really tight. That's probably why it's performance depends so heavily on airflow. Also the SilenX fan is really weak undervolted, probably not the bes...
by bozar
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Results for Thermalright V2 for HD5750
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

Results for Thermalright V2 for HD5750

I did a lot of research before i decided on buying this cooler instead of HR-03 Rev.A for my HD5750. It's much cheaper here and that was probably the most important factor. It works well and have lots of clearance to PCI-brackets but a word of warning, buy a high quality fan will lots of airflow, th...
by bozar
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung 2TB EcoGreen F3 Hard Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 3330

disappointing, should be a lot more quiet. Got myself a new F2 eco though so I'm good. Hopefully F4 eco will be better.