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by BlackWhizz
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: does heat effect PSU stability , is there way to stresstest?
Replies: 24
Views: 2506

U already did a memtest?
by BlackWhizz
Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CM Sileo 500 - antivibration rubber cushions adequate??
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

I have used both in a clients build. That system is pretty darn quiet with the cpu fan not connected. I havent felt much resonance.
by BlackWhizz
Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Baking fixed my GFX card :D
Replies: 13
Views: 3289

I did it a while ago for a temp card (6200 TC) which goes around my clients when their videocard is on a RMA tour.

It really works.
by BlackWhizz
Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Suggestions for low-profile quiet cooler for P55 socket?
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Why not a i7 8xx they have a lower TDP -> meaning easier cooling and therefore more quiet cooling.
by BlackWhizz
Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Baking fixed my GFX card :D
Replies: 13
Views: 3289

Do you think this method would be likely to work with larger gaps in the solder? I managed to stab my nvidia card with a small screwdriver when trying to take the cooler apart, resulting in a scrape through 6 tracks. 2 tracks are broken completely... I might be clutching at straws a bit but does an...
by BlackWhizz
Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Home server with low power and huge capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 4506

What PSU do you have?
by BlackWhizz
Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: does heat effect PSU stability , is there way to stresstest?
Replies: 24
Views: 2506

Most probably its your mobo or ram. There are also some usb driver errors. Can u disable the USB3 controller? And then run OCCT?
by BlackWhizz
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: CM Storm Sniper Black rig
Replies: 10
Views: 7555

Still looking at this build. It looks great. But i was wondering why you still have that CM fan in use (the 120 at the back). Because those fans arent that quiet even at low voltages. You probably can turn that D14 so that the airflow goes up and let the 200mm do the exhausting.
by BlackWhizz
Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Suggest a fan replacement for OCZ SXS 600W
Replies: 7
Views: 3412

Scythe S-Flex or Gentle Typhoon. For PSU's you need a ball bearing (because they normally are mounted horizontally).
by BlackWhizz
Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Open air cooling
Replies: 3
Views: 939

A Nexus fan at 5v is inaudible. Why not put a fan on the heatsink and create some airflow. It should drastically improve the lifetime of your components (comparing to a no airflow situation).
by BlackWhizz
Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Windowed P180 Mini [Q6600 + R5770 + 2.6TB storage]
Replies: 36
Views: 24607

Update. Well, i ended up wanting a window in my system for showoff and not to disrupt the airflow. The top compartiment of this system is inaudible so window should - theorically - not make the system louder. So went designing a window. This is how i want the design: http://i404.photobucket.com/alb...
by BlackWhizz
Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: does heat effect PSU stability , is there way to stresstest?
Replies: 24
Views: 2506

it could be your drivers too. First try that.
by BlackWhizz
Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: temp testing?
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Furmark
by BlackWhizz
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PowerColor HD 5750 Passive Cooling Video Card Too Big
Replies: 21
Views: 7690

Some passive Nvidia/Ati card will work. You're not doing that gpu intensive jobs.
by BlackWhizz
Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair CX400w fan swap
Replies: 11
Views: 2472

Is a GT 1850 quiet at 7v? Probably. How do you know it will be getting 7v? Are you going to manually set the voltage?! It will probably spin faster than necessary much of the time, when it isn't spinning fast enough the other. It's not like manually setting the speed on a CPU fan where there are se...
by BlackWhizz
Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair CX400w fan swap
Replies: 11
Views: 2472

b_rubenstein wrote:
BlackWhizz wrote:Is a GT 1850 silent at 7v?
No. No operating fan is silent.
Whatever.

Is a GT 1850 quiet at 7v?
by BlackWhizz
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Where should thermal probes be placed?
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Temp sensors are always inaccurate. I removed them because they just ruin cable management.

My cpu was 15 degrees off and my gpu was 30 degrees off. I had both mounted on top of the heatsink (as close as possible to the gpu and cpu).
by BlackWhizz
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair CX400w fan swap
Replies: 11
Views: 2472

Is a GT 1850 silent at 7v?
by BlackWhizz
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair CX400w fan swap
Replies: 11
Views: 2472

1800RPm GT sounds quite loud. But i will go look in for s-flex.

They are quite expensive (20 euro's a piece. Price of a noctua). GT 1450 is 15 euro. Is that also a good replacement fan?
by BlackWhizz
Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair CX400w fan swap
Replies: 11
Views: 2472

Corsair CX400w fan swap

Hello, After listening in a evening to my pc i discoverd my PSU was the source of the noise of my pc. I was wondering what the best fan is as a replacement fan for my Corsair CX400w. Scythe Slipstream 1200 or Slipstream 1600. I probably will use my pc close to max power (Q6600, HD5770 [8600gt gets o...
by BlackWhizz
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen 2 and fan brackets
Replies: 8
Views: 2750

You'll probably cool somekind of 95w cpu? I think the mugen with its stock fan at low speed might be enough.
by BlackWhizz
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:11 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Ideas for reducing radiator+fan noise
Replies: 7
Views: 6076

What do you hear? The sound of air flowing through the grills?

You might use a shroud/fan housing on the rad like this:

Case
Shroud
Rad
Fans
by BlackWhizz
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can a Mini Ninja be mounted on a graphics card?
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Someone managed to squeeze a TRUE on a 5870. But i dont know at all.
by BlackWhizz
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming machine with reasonable noise levels
Replies: 12
Views: 2088

Given that you are aiming for a reasonably low noise system but not super-quiet, the 5870 Vapor-X card might be quiet enough for you. Otherwise, for aftermarket coolers, you might want to search out any of the following: - Thermalright Trad 2 GTX + VRM R3/R4 combo - Thermalright Spitfire + VRM R3/R...
by BlackWhizz
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: antec 300 vs mini P180?
Replies: 8
Views: 3018

I have a Antec 300 and love it. It's an amazing case for the price. So much room in such a small size. I can't say I have used the P180 mini but I don't care too. I am so happy with my 300. I have a antec P180 Mini and love it. Blablablah. Worthless argument. Not to offend you but you have to have ...
by BlackWhizz
Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: speedfan aversion?
Replies: 39
Views: 19604

In my opinion a silent is a system that is inaudible within a certain distance or a system thats not distracting. I found out that a {call a component which has a fan} fan that's ramping up is distracting. I like a noise which is always the same so i use a hardware controller. Software is something ...
by BlackWhizz
Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Confused about temperatures and 45w vs 65w CPU AMD
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

65w can be passive cooled by a Ninja so i wouldnt be worried. Just get a 65w cpu which has the most performance :)
by BlackWhizz
Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help building a silent PC based on P6T SE/I7 930
Replies: 29
Views: 4151

From my experiences you can better rplace these drives: 5. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3160318AS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $37.99 6. Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $99.99 By WD or Samsungs...
by BlackWhizz
Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus Value 430 Hissing When Turning Rear Switch-Normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Thats not normal.

Maybe a capacitor is doing weird?
by BlackWhizz
Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 16242

Is that OCZ PSU silent?