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by capecodbackup
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: [Further] update on my SOLO build...
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

The SSD came with a mounting bracket so I put it in a drive bay. I did have the WD soft mounted. The SOLO is a GREAT case for that. But less noise is less noise, and I relegated the WD to external backup on ESATA. I did push in some cables. As long as air flow is not blocked, and I do not think it i...
by capecodbackup
Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: [Further] update on my SOLO build...
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

[Further] update on my SOLO build...

I believe I may have achieved the fastest, coolest, stablest and most silent build possible. Silent Nirvana I call it. Let me explain: I built this... http://picasaweb.google.com/capedave.bell/NewHeatSink# And was so happy with the silence of it all I almost did not bother to put in an SSD. After al...
by capecodbackup
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 37196

And I thought I was serious about quiet be3casue I swapped out the stock Antec case fan with a Noctua :)

Very nice job. Incredible dedication to the task and the theory of silent computing. You have raised the bar. Thank you. Dave
by capecodbackup
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Could I swap my Noctua 92mm
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

by capecodbackup
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Could I swap my Noctua 92mm
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

I have overclocked to the highest setting as seen on the jpg. And show the fan speed and temp in jpg. Amazing.

And this is at the very lowest voltage possible with the kit they sent me. ULEV or something like that.

http://picasaweb.google.com/capedave.be ... uaReadings#

WOW.
by capecodbackup
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Could I swap my Noctua 92mm
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

I put in the whole Noctua unit and it is much better than the Intel, Yes! I may give this fan a try as now it comes down to the finer points of silence which is the "quality" of what little noise there is. http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/063/sflf92_detail.html Or maybe a Gentle Typhoon? I forg...
by capecodbackup
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Could I swap my Noctua 92mm
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

I put in the whole Noctua unit and it is much better than the Intel, Yes! I may give this fan a try as now it comes down to the finer points of silence which is the "quality" of what little noise there is. http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/063/sflf92_detail.html Or maybe a Gentle Typhoon? I forg...
by capecodbackup
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Difference between 3 pin and four pin fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

Yes, so far I like it. I know the paste has to settle in. Sure is a whole lot bigger than that Intel piece of crap, for sure! I am using an SSD now which I may keep or sell, not too sure. With just that, if I took out the WD Black 1TB it would be even quieter. Although that is really one super quiet...
by capecodbackup
Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Update on my solo build...
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Further update with PHOTOS! Noctua 9B is in! WOW. Very very very very silent.

http://picasaweb.google.com/capedave.bell/NewHeatSink#

I am very happy with this build.
by capecodbackup
Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Difference between 3 pin and four pin fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

Holy Mother of God! I went ahead and installed the Noctua 9B. I put in one fan on ULEV. I can here the quiet fridge in the other room, but cannot hear my computer! I am going to have to open the case to see if the fan is spinning. This is one SILENT computer I can hardly believe it. I was very caref...
by capecodbackup
Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Difference between 3 pin and four pin fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

I just tried both. The 5 volt works as I wanted. And I bet with that much better heatsink than the Intel that even on 5 volts I will be fine, as long as she starts up reliably. Now I got to take apart the MB and install my first backplate. Which I really only want to do once. Learned long ago, do no...
by capecodbackup
Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Difference between 3 pin and four pin fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

Thanks. I guess it comes with a downvolt cable. If I have to go to 7 volts and it works and is quiet, that is fine.

I will keep the Scythe one in mind and check the link now.

Also interesting about the PWM which I assume is some sort of variable voltage due to heat of the CPU?

Thanks, Dave
by capecodbackup
Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Difference between 3 pin and four pin fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

Difference between 3 pin and four pin fan?

Reason I ask is that I compared my stock CUP fan to my up and coming Noctua 92mm fan that came with my 9B heatsink. (In fact 2 of them came with) and was VERY surprised to hear an unacceptable high pitch to the Noctua. My 120mm Noctua case fan is inaudible. CRAP! I am not even going to bother instal...
by capecodbackup
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Could I swap my Noctua 92mm
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

I would like to try it, as if it does not work, I will simply remove the MB and put the whole Noctua unit in.

But I must plan carefully for that downtime and this would allow me to get a quieter computer faster :)
by capecodbackup
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Could I swap my Noctua 92mm
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

I would think that the fan left in place would seriously interfere with the airflow.

I may just give it a try. Gonna check now and see what would be involved.
by capecodbackup
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Could I swap my Noctua 92mm
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

Could I swap my Noctua 92mm

fan with the stock fan of the Intel cooler for my Core i5-650?

Man, I wold love to try that.

Thanks, Dave
by capecodbackup
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: quieter replacement for 1156 i5-750 stock heat sink & fa
Replies: 27
Views: 5797

Man, I wish I had seen this Scythe Yasya http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/cpu-cooler/yasya.html before I got my Noctua 9B which requires MB removal and that is why it is not installed. I am going to search for MikeB and his replacement of the stock Intel Fan with a Nexus, of which I happen to ha...
by capecodbackup
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Update on my solo build...
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

I need to put in the new cooler, so will consider what I can do with the wires then.

Still plenty of airflow.

Dave
by capecodbackup
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Update on my solo build...
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Update on my solo build...

A month back I built this... http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=57894 Now the whine of the Intel stock fan is grating on me. I knew it wold eventually. I have in my possession a Noctua 9B dual fan CPU cooler. Will only use one fan. So, I have never put a backplate on and want to be...
by capecodbackup
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 15413

beautiful build! SSD will solve hard drive noise once and for all. get a nice external USB 3.0 or esata for space.
by capecodbackup
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini P180, 6850, Be quiet, Intel Core 2 Duo ...
Replies: 50
Views: 19136

If that case had the option of a properly secured and soundproofed cover/replacement panel for the large fan it would be... THE PERFECT CASE!

Awesome build!
by capecodbackup
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any hands on with Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU cooler?
Replies: 7
Views: 2256

Thank you for the replies. I am continuing my search. In the meantime the stock Intel is OK, most of the time, sort of :)
by capecodbackup
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, 14 drives, SSD, Raid5+6, Status: V.5 New pics up
Replies: 53
Views: 54777

WOW, that is alot of hard drives! replace all with SSD's and you got one SILENT machine! Nice build!

I have a noctua and the colors grow on you :) Darn silent fan, sweet.
by capecodbackup
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Questions about Antec Mini P-180....
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

yes, I am super happy with the case. USB 3.0 in back off motherboard. No USB 3.0 drives to try it out yet :)
by capecodbackup
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which CPU cooler for this rig?
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

It was always my intention to dump the Intel. After agonizing, I had the Noctua 9B Se2 on order. 20 days later (so much for patience) it had not come so I canceled the order and was back at square one. Although I had thought of a HUGE cooler (assuming it would fit in the case) and trying it passive ...
by capecodbackup
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which CPU cooler for this rig?
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Very interesting idea. Would the PSU fan therefore be able to rid the case of the hot air? Without speeding up too much? It also might be interesting with the duct but with the case fan still going out. I know what you mean about the cooler intake air, but I like the idea of it getting out the hotte...
by capecodbackup
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any hands on with Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU cooler?
Replies: 7
Views: 2256

Any hands on with Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU cooler?

title says it all. How easy to install? How quiet? Thanks, Dave
by capecodbackup
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which CPU cooler for this rig?
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Which CPU cooler for this rig?

I had a Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU cooler on order but they wold not ship to a PO Box. So, although I may still very well get that same one, I am open to suggestions. Here is my build. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=57894 It needs to weigh closer to a pound than a kilo. Reasonably e...
by capecodbackup
Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini P180, 6850, Be quiet, Intel Core 2 Duo ...
Replies: 50
Views: 19136

I was very happy to see that my SOLO had similar feet. makes a big difference I think. It is like my case is suspended Almost :)