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by Deucal
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Might be out of my league
Replies: 48
Views: 12070

Re: Might be out of my league

For myself I do have a slight (well more than slight) aversion to PSUs comboed with a case. They're ok, but will never be more than ok. And a good quality PSU is something that will last you quite a while. With semi decent airflow in the case why not go for a fanless one? The Seasonic X-400 fanless ...
by Deucal
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570
Replies: 34
Views: 18793

Re: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570

Congrats on finding the enjoyment that is quiet computing :). I can sympathize with the monitor noise. I didn't know my monitor back home in Iceland was buzzing until I quieted my computer. Actually turned up the fan noise a bit to a gentle whoosh to drown out the monitor, since that was more annoyi...
by Deucal
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [New build] Kindly requesting advice :-)
Replies: 36
Views: 4271

Re: [New build] Kindly requesting advice :-)

(almost) final build - advice or warnings before I hit "buy" will be appreciated :-) CPU : Intel Core i7 2600K CPU heatsink : Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU heatsink fans : 2 x Nexus Real Silent 120mm (+ fanmate, will possibly be using just one fan, depending on temperatures) GPU : Nvidia GTX 580 (A...
by Deucal
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for quiet cooling for Antec p183, advice appreciated
Replies: 48
Views: 7374

Re: Looking for quiet cooling for Antec p183, advice appreci

The time that took on that computer was total about 2,5 day's if I remember correctly, that's with shopping and food brake. I enjoy this kinda of tinkering :). Plus I cleaned it out and everything. If I had been starting out with all new stuff bought and ready it would take maybe a day, with all the...
by Deucal
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc
Replies: 14
Views: 4655

Re: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc

Is your Xonar a PCI or a PCI-Ex card? If it's a PCI one, shaman will definitely be to big.. If PCI-Ex one it might fit if you use the 2nd gfx slot on the MB. My MB is http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Pro3 Took some pictures of my current rig while I'm in Japan. The computer: http://...
by Deucal
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Might be out of my league
Replies: 48
Views: 12070

Re: Might be out of my league

On what speed are the HSFans running? In the link you gave they are specked for 1600RPM @100%, would think that HSF and case fan @50% would be enough to keep everything cool. And at 800RPM the HSF should be quiet. Edit: read you post again and saw you used the ULNA to put the HSF @1000rpm, I'd try t...
by Deucal
Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120[mm] Fan Choices[?]
Replies: 21
Views: 4262

Re: 120 Fan Choices

Love my Nexus real silent 120mm 1000RPM fans, @7v I don't hear em until I put my ear to the fan. @12v I hear the air movement a bit, but only because I got used to the 7v noise :). http://www.nexustek.nl/NXS-nexus120mmrealsilentcasefan.htm UK: http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/product_info.php/info/p6674_...
by Deucal
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180b, fan always noisy bottom bay
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: P180b, fan always noisy bottom bay

Check the quiet recommended fan list here on SPCR, and choose from that list. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article63-page2.html Manufacturers put "quiet" and "silent" on their packaging to sell you the stuff. Most of the time it's a lie. Many fans when at 1000RPM or more start to make noise from pu...
by Deucal
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc
Replies: 14
Views: 4655

Re: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc

To have a quiet GTX 580 you have to go after market cooling with your own choice of quiet fans. I'd recommend Thermalright Shaman (got one on my GTX580) but it seems to be sold out almost all over the world. If you could find one, buy one plus a reference GTX580 and your Gold :). edit: They're gamin...
by Deucal
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling essential for quiet/efficiency? Really?
Replies: 28
Views: 13988

Re: Water Cooling essential for quiet/efficiency? Really?

Big Pimp Daddy wrote:
Deucal wrote:I'll probably never go for Liquid Nitro Glycerin cooling.
LOL!! That would literally blow the competition out of the water.
LOL ye and take me with it :D.

Nitrogen it was supposed to be. Don't know why I wrote that wrong, maybe watching too many explosive scenes :lol:
by Deucal
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling essential for quiet/efficiency? Really?
Replies: 28
Views: 13988

Re: Water Cooling essential for quiet/efficiency? Really?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10235/cpu-tri-72/Thermalright_CoGage_Arrow_Universal_CPU_Cooler_w_PWM_Fan_Socket_77511561366.html?tl=g40c14s1037#blank Same as the Silver Arrow just different fan, $70. I've got a SA, it's awesome, quiet, and has no problem with my 2500k@4.6Ghz. If you're already g...
by Deucal
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling essential for quiet/efficiency? Really?
Replies: 28
Views: 13988

Re: Water Cooling essential for quiet/efficiency? Really?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10235/cpu-tri-72/Thermalright_CoGage_Arrow_Universal_CPU_Cooler_w_PWM_Fan_Socket_77511561366.html?tl=g40c14s1037#blank Same as the Silver Arrow just different fan, $70. I've got a SA, it's awesome, quiet, and has no problem with my 2500k@4.6Ghz. That WC kit is at $1...
by Deucal
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Suggestions on new CPU cooling
Replies: 13
Views: 3098

Re: Suggestions on new CPU cooling

Got the thermalright silver arrow on a 2500k @4600 Mhz.

Only time those fans went to full spin was in the middle of the Japanese summer heat wave. And I was running the heat stress test on Prime95 just for kicks.

Any other day, don't hear it.
by Deucal
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for quiet cooling for Antec p183, advice appreciated
Replies: 48
Views: 7374

Re: Looking for quiet cooling for Antec p183, advice appreci

After some extensive search results look up, I found one on ebay sold by a good reputation seller. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thermalright-Shaman-8x-6mm-Heatpipes-CPU-Heatsink-New-/200564923888#ht_5035wt_1163 this cooler seems a bit scarce in the US at the moment, just saw sold out signs here and there...
by Deucal
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for quiet cooling for Antec p183, advice appreciated
Replies: 48
Views: 7374

Re: Looking for quiet cooling for Antec p183, advice appreci

http://www.thermalright.com/where_to_buy/ I think it came to the market this year, and has every other aftermarket GPU air cooler beat in every review I've read about it to date. http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&cat_id=30&id=164 edit: This is how I did the hdd suspension in my...
by Deucal
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling essential for quiet/efficiency? Really?
Replies: 28
Views: 13988

Re: Water Cooling essential for quiet/efficiency? Really?

to really get the difference in water vs air cooling you have to overclock decently and invest in a good water cooling solution. And I mean that in buying a big radiator with quiet fans. If you don't have the money for it. Overclock less and invest in very good quiet air coolers. Water is better tha...
by Deucal
Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [New build] Kindly requesting advice :-)
Replies: 36
Views: 4271

Re: [New build] Kindly requesting advice :-)

If you live in an area that gets hot in the summer the extra front fan can help keep the system cooler for less noise. This is my old computer back home in Iceland, got a newer one here in Japan (also customized for quiet by me). http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=58961 All ve...
by Deucal
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for quiet cooling for Antec p183, advice appreciated
Replies: 48
Views: 7374

Re: Looking for quiet cooling for Antec p183, advice appreci

Case: Antec P183 MB: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO CPU: i7-2600k GPU: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600 HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HD SSD: Crucial M4 128GB SSD PSU: Antec High Current Gamer Series 750W OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit All computers can be made more quiet...
by Deucal
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [New build] Kindly requesting advice :-)
Replies: 36
Views: 4271

Re: [New build] Kindly requesting advice :-)

gfx fan definitely push, better cooling on the rest of the gfx card. As for the 120mm vs 92mm, can't quite make up my mind. But the 92mm might have to run faster than the 120mm for similar cooling, just not definitely sure in this situation. As for the side push or pull, nothing beats testing. But I...
by Deucal
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [New build] Kindly requesting advice :-)
Replies: 36
Views: 4271

Re: [New build] Kindly requesting advice :-)

GFX: I'd first do the fan modding and see how it goes, you'd need the fans anyway for any aftermarket cooler. As for a DIY look, Just make it clutter free ;). What I would be concerned about is the hot air dumping your card does, since it will dump most of it inside the case. So you will have to mak...
by Deucal
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Very, very strange problem!
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Very, very strange problem!

I presume you have a windows 64bit(needed for the amount of RAM you have) and that you have the current driver for that version of windows and not a 32bit gfx card driver version.

are you using default windows drivers, the one from the manufacturer or the ATI website?
by Deucal
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED
Replies: 70
Views: 89312

Re: Mike's final sign-off

I hope some one who sees the value in this site decides to pick it up from you and continue the good work you have been doing.

Thank you for the work you have done. And good luck.
by Deucal
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Powerful system in small'ish package and quiet/silent
Replies: 13
Views: 3329

Re: Powerful system in small'ish package and quiet/silent

Go SSD for windows and programs, you will never regret that money.

my windows folder is about 20GB. Just turn off unnecessary windows stuff that takes up space and you're good.
by Deucal
Tue May 17, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sandy bridge -- temperatures high and changing quickly?
Replies: 11
Views: 4578

Re: Sandy bridge -- temperatures high and changing quickly?

the new Intel CPUs dynamically change their voltage from idle - load - idle. The old way of OC was that the voltage always staid at the specified one for the OC. Look at the voltage readout. How did you OC it? did you use the MBs inbuilt OC settings? Or did you change the voltage and multiplier your...
by Deucal
Tue May 17, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A Silent and very powerful PC for less than 1,000 GBP
Replies: 13
Views: 1893

Re: A Silent and very powerful PC for less than 1,000 GBP

I agree with that you can save on the memory, faster memory isn't all that much today. The SSD is the biggest deal nowadays. CASE: Antec 300 (eBuyer) 46.77 // OK MOTHERBOARD: Asrock Z68 EXTREME4 (eBuyer) 142.59 // OK for using the integrated video and being able to OC the CUP, the Z boards are the o...
by Deucal
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Too Ambitious?
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Too Ambitious?

go i5 2500K

what monitor resolution are you using?
by Deucal
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent gaming PC - suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3349

Re: Silent gaming PC - suggestions?

why not go i5 2500K ? OCing hasn't been easier.

edit: 2nd 8GB RAM, might as well have it since it's cheap right now.
by Deucal
Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: One or two fan for a CPU cooler: does it worth?
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: One or two fan for a CPU cooler: does it worth?

For me it is about seeing the difference on that test rig and from that choose what is best for me (according to availability where I live). Every noise component counts. And of course you have to able to see where you would benefit the most from. Going for the top 3-4 will always net you the best r...
by Deucal
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Empty 120mm fan frame as duct = no case fan
Replies: 7
Views: 5800

Re: Empty 120mm fan frame as duct = no case fan

Pictures or it didn't happen.
by Deucal
Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Replace my Stock Compound?
Replies: 6
Views: 3599

Re: Replace my Stock Compound?

Wouldn't bother unless you were seeing ridiculous heat levels.