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by fumino
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: RAM failure: side effect of removing CPU fan?
Replies: 18
Views: 2497

Re: RAM failure: side effect of removing CPU fan?

it'd be nice to know what ram you're running, and at what voltage and frequency.
by fumino
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CM 690 II - really bad hdd vibration noise
Replies: 9
Views: 3010

Re: CM 690 II - really bad hdd vibration noise

i dont really see why you couldnt suspend six drives down there... though not having the case i dont know how much space there would actually be on either side of the drive if they arent in their caddys. do you think we could get a measurement? from the looks of it, p-clips and stretch magic would s...
by fumino
Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Lowest wattage RAM? Want to go below 3 watt system draw
Replies: 3
Views: 13283

Re: Lowest wattage RAM? Want to go below 3 watt system draw

there is low voltage (1.35v) ddr3, but im not sure if it comes in sodimms yet. on top of that, im not sure your laptop takes ddr3... or would even be willing to run it at that voltage. if you have two sticks of ram, removing one might do the trick.

im sorry if that doesnt help at all.
by fumino
Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Enjoy the silence... (Updated May 2014)
Replies: 77
Views: 81302

Re: Enjoy the silence... (Updated 08 March 2011)

beautiful.
by fumino
Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: fuminos mini p180
Replies: 5
Views: 6031

Re: fuminos mini p180 rehash

Post Script so then. it's very quiet. very quiet. i dont use automatic control in speedfan, as i dont like the curve. asrock does have a utility that i havent tried... but i'll stick with just leaving it 25%. the hard drive situation is... a situation. most of the time, i only need access to my hit...
by fumino
Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: fuminos mini p180
Replies: 5
Views: 6031

Re: fuminos mini p180 rehash

Pictures Of It All Assembled! fully assembled. mounting the mugen was easy as it always is on amd. mounting the hr-05 was simple too. putting it all in the case? yeah, that was easy too. rub magnet on screwdriver, put screws into hard to reach places. no fuss at all. you can really see why i bought...
by fumino
Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: fuminos mini p180
Replies: 5
Views: 6031

Re: fuminos mini p180 rehash

On To The Pics! first up is a look at the psu. soft mounted s-flex 1600rpm, rpm readout intact. normally between 400 and 550 rpm depending on load, and how many drives im spinning up (i have a few more 7200rpm drives that i plug in from time to time.) http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/8370/sam0521...
by fumino
Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: fuminos mini p180
Replies: 5
Views: 6031

fuminos mini p180

The Back Story [tl;dr-scroll to next post for pics] I first started getting interested in silent computing a few years back. i was running a cooler master 341 and a generic psu. cheap flimsy panels, noisy fans, no space for extra hard drives... it was a terrible mess that rattled away for a long ti...
by fumino
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Possible to underclock a i3 by BLCK@66MHz
Replies: 8
Views: 1551

Re: Possible to underclock a i3 by BLCK@66MHz

power consumption is more effected by voltage, which its tough to beat SB at. though i wont lie, i have heard tell of people with celerons that sip single digit watts at idle. so for the cost savings too, it might be worth it to try that route.
by fumino
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD is buying Hitachi GST (Hard Drive Business)
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: WD is buying Hitachi GST (Hard Drive Business)

not sure if i like this... the added capacity should help drive prices down even lower, and hitachis were generally priced much better than WDs. in therms of the raid friendliness i would hope that wd changes their catalog so that for 3.5" drives they'd have.. a basic green drive- 5k+ without fancy ...
by fumino
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 mini or Define Mini? PSU?
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: P180 mini or Define Mini? PSU?

i might be a bit biased, but i run a mini p180 with a mugen. when i was using my quad i left the case fans off and just used the cpu fan to make sure air was going through the mugen before it gently floated out the top. plus, the build quality is awesome. consider that this is the case puget uses fo...
by fumino
Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD + data drive question
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: SSD + data drive question

windows power options> turn off hard disk after~minutes
by fumino
Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: server case for Home PC
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: server case for Home PC

....What am I missing? Remember that server cases are not usually ideal for moving air quietly. The only reason they keep cool is they usually use a lot of high-speed fans... fan swap might be needed. i'd suggest grabbing some rubber or silicone case feet for it if you won't be rack mounting it. pr...
by fumino
Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Best replacement fan for [Corsair] 400CX?
Replies: 24
Views: 10175

Re: Best replacement fan for [Corsair] 400CX?

another soft mounted 1600 RPM S-Flex user here. in the bottom of my mini p180, i practically have to put my ear to the exhaust hole to hear it. i kept the rpm lead out of the psu, generally get around ~420rpm under normal use; only increasing to ~500 rpm under heavy load(still under 200w at the wall).
by fumino
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: fan replacement for my PSU?
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

Re: fan replacement for my PSU?

take a look at this thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=53104
by fumino
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS vs Hitachi 5K300
Replies: 14
Views: 3250

Re: WD20EARS vs Hitachi 5K300

the hitachi would be a faster OS drive. there was some benchmarks comparing the two on hardforum a while back... cant find the link at the moment though.
by fumino
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Conflict Between Tall RAM and CPU Heatseak
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: Conflict Between Tall RAM and CPU Heatseak

you could always go with mushkin, and not have any issues with fit or performance.
by fumino
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which one is the best fan of these?
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Re: Which one is the best fan of these?

yeah, youre probably right about that. scythes jp site says sleeve too. guess im glad/lucky that i didnt set up my mugen to blow out the top of my case.
by fumino
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which one is the best fan of these?
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Re: Which one is the best fan of these?

Not according to Scythe, the Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12LM-P uses sleeve bearing and not the FDB bearing. I would stick to the GT, Scythe Slip Stream fans have tons of reports of dying randomly or lasting only six months. http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/fans/slip-stream-120-pwm.html 100% acc...
by fumino
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: what do you use for a dust filter?
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: what do you use for a dust filter?

For those intakes where a stock filter won't fit (e.g. above rear expansion slots, or an odd-sized hole), used dryer sheets will do the job. What is a dryer sheet? http://lmgtfy.com/?q=What+is+a+dryer+sheet%3F its a fabric sheet that you toss in your dryer to reduce static cling, some are scented t...
by fumino
Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which one is the best fan of these?
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Re: Which one is the best fan of these?

the Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12LM-P is different from the normal slipstreams in that it has a FDB, as opposed to the standard sleeve. it too(like the GT) can be mounted in any orientation. you can look up the stats in the scythe mugen review if you dont already know how quiet they can be. even if ...
by fumino
Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EALX + Speedfan trouble
Replies: 12
Views: 5272

Re: WD10EALX + Speedfan trouble

if its that bad, and its still under warranty, then i might look to get it replaced. i know that you know this, but that drive really shouldnt be vibrating much at all. if you end up having to keep it, then aside from all the normal ideas, i just grabbed a 100mm square carpet sample from a local sto...
by fumino
Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rear vs top mounted PSU fans
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Rear vs top mounted PSU fans

if you had a top mounted psu, you would mount it so the fan was on the bottom.
by fumino
Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini P180, 6850, Be quiet, Intel Core 2 Duo ...
Replies: 50
Views: 18309

Re: Antec Mini P180 w/ Passive-Cooled HD6850

looking at the orochi in the case i'd say a back panel fan would be pretty restricted in its airflow. not optimal at all. if anything i might say grab one of those new thermalright or noctua 140mm fans and slap it on the orochi.
by fumino
Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EALX + Speedfan trouble
Replies: 12
Views: 5272

Re: WD10EALX + Speedfan trouble

this isn't really a speedfan issue. you cant query SMART data for just a specific piece of info, you ask for smart data and the drive gives you it all. the issue arises in that some smart data is actually stored on the platters themselves, so every time there's a smart query, they've got to spin.
by fumino
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive (Accelero S1 Rev. 2) Gigabyte Radeon HD6850
Replies: 19
Views: 4823

Re: Passive (Accelero S1 Rev. 2) Gigabyte Radeon HD6850

if youre not using the bottom hdd caddy, i would say that adding an intake fan would help.. the pci slot covers on the mini p180 are kinda open, so airflow out the back should be decent.
by fumino
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case Transplant or Tweak Existing HAF 932
Replies: 30
Views: 3608

Re: Case Transplant or Tweak Existing HAF 932

everything tim just said while i was typing except upgrading the gfx card. i would say get rid of the large fans, and upgrade your cooling if you're on stock. you might even be able to get away without the rear 140mm fan if you set your cpu coooler to exhaust up(providing you have a good cooling sol...
by fumino
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W @ Jonnyguru
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W @ Jonnyguru

wow, that looks like a great unit... but that msrp is definitely painful