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by DrCR
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Replacement - Ionic Wind Generators
Replies: 0
Views: 1173

Fan Replacement - Ionic Wind Generators

I've seen these around before, but didn't think of posting about it here until now.

Ion Cooler 3.0 (return of InventGeek)

Tempting, tempting. l have this on my to try list. Electrical noise aka whine is my chief nemesis at the moment though.

DrCR

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by DrCR
Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 87203

high-speed interconnect chip - bridges AGP to PCI-E and visa versa.

A good passive heatsink should do you proud, esp. if it gets a little air.

DrCR

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by DrCR
Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 87203

Re: 7950 GX2

dinny wrote:On the review it says it isn't suitable for 7950 GX2...
Check out the HR-03 Plus.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Ther ... /HR-03Plus

DrCR

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by DrCR
Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 87203

I'm a fan of the VF900...can you fit two of them on? Thermalright has a few very good vga coolers -- perhaps you could put one on one way, and on on the other?

DrCR

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by DrCR
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Good clear 120mm fan ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

I stumbled upon this today looking for fan controllers. It may be the fan you seek: http://www.case-mod.com/120mm-case-fan-clear-blue-led-fan-compare-to-yate-loonnexus-p-1710.html It amazes me how much quiet-computing has permeated into the general PC sector over the years, but that description is ...
by DrCR
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 196
Views: 391980

Nice bit of kit you've got there. :) Not surprising your temps are OK considering your CPU (assuming you're not overvolting it through the roof). But yeah, if you want to push, say, a QX6600 to 4+GHz you'll be looking at taking things to a whole new level. In this case personally I would go for the ...
by DrCR
Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 196
Views: 391980

I would start a new thread in the Fans and Control section, but to go ahead and give you advise I would shy away from any low RPM fans in your case due to your restricted environment, rather restrictive indeed. Have you considered a "pantyhose" filter? Not sure how bad the dust problem is for you, b...
by DrCR
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet Power Supply for under $50?
Replies: 14
Views: 5342

I'm a Forton fan in that price range as well and just grab a yateloon if the stock fan is a problem.
by DrCR
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fast system drive, Raptor quiet enough?
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

I'm using a WD 120GB JB, but I'm using a HD501LJ as a storage drive and have purchased a few for my employer.

HD501LJ
http://storagereview.com/HD501LJ.sr
by DrCR
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC Stress Test Software - What To Use?
Replies: 7
Views: 2415

I use multiple instances of CPUBurn. CPUTest for Mac. Prime95 for _truly_ testing the stability of your machine, not just CPU heat testing.

SPCR used to have an apps linky deal that disappeared when the website was overhauled way back when. Would be nice to have that back. :) ;)

DrCR
by DrCR
Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HM250JI or Scorpio WD2500BEVS for MBP pentabooting?
Replies: 2
Views: 3200

I found the Western Digital Scorpio 250GB WD2500BEVSto be quieter in my MBP (got rid of the HM250JI I had in there for a bit). The WD2500BEVS a bit cheaper too so it's a win win. I also traded in the HM250JI as there are reported issues with it in MacBookPros. link I'm loving the HD501LJ in my deskt...
by DrCR
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HM250JI or Scorpio WD2500BEVS for MBP pentabooting?
Replies: 2
Views: 3200

StorageReview.com has a nice review of the WD2500BEVS here . A pity that's it's power efficency is not as good as I had expected. :( I have not been able to find a review of the HM250JI. Any thoughts mates? Perhaps I'm beening really indecisive here, well, yes, I am, but every time I'm about to pull...
by DrCR
Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5/3.5 inch HDD caddies with Firewire. Any suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

I'm looking at picking up this macally 2.5"er myself.

DrCR
by DrCR
Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HM250JI or Scorpio WD2500BEVS for MBP pentabooting?
Replies: 2
Views: 3200

Samsung HM250JI or Scorpio WD2500BEVS for MBP pentabooting?

Looking for a hard drive for the sata notebook I have coming in for uni this fall. I'm going to be triple booting natively plus a couple of virtual machines a the least, so I'm going to need a quite a bit of space lol. :lol: Two options I'm considering: Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVS 250GB 5.4k ...
by DrCR
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 87203

I just get a server not found, no referral.

Got a google cache for http://www.aero-case.com/preview.html is dated from May10, '07 so it was just recently that the site went down.

http://www.aero-case.com google cache dated May 24 '07. Not sure what gives.
by DrCR
Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 196
Views: 391980

Don't know about the fan in particular, but its transparency doesn't bode well for it.
by DrCR
Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: W/C My P180
Replies: 15
Views: 9020

Thinking about putting a MD20Z in a P180.... :twisted: One serious issue -- I won't place my pump above my psu or hard drives. May refresh an old '04 prototype. Some early Revisions _______ v-Rev. 4c-v http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/drcr1/af595a51.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/d...
by DrCR
Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 152843

That's a very good question [F]bernZ. To be honest I really don't know. I would venture, however, that it would also be too restrictive an environment, and you would get better noise/temp with the alternatives.
by DrCR
Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Orange vs Black? Yate Loon DS12SL
Replies: 11
Views: 3542

Shadowknight wrote:Well, since we know for a fact that black computers are faster, we can infer that any Nexus fans that have black on them are faster and louder than the orange ones. :wink: :D
Beat me to it lol. :lol:
by DrCR
Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm Yate Loon.....
Replies: 7
Views: 2864

Yeah, just noticed they were available as well. Also available at performance-pcs.com Jab-tech.com has the best price, so far. [rant]I remember when Jab-tech first "opened shop", and over the years for this or that they had right product and at the best price or, at least, competitive price. Not sur...
by DrCR
Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 152843

Dude, there are a lot of solid vendors out there. Don't limit yourself to whatever newegg happens to have. I realize not everyone is always making IT purchase though. Resellerratings.com should be a good resource for you, and/or you can always post concerning a vendors reputation. Anyway, glad you'r...
by DrCR
Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 152843

Poorly - probably very poorly. I'd just go for a YL or Scythe...or you could try to track down the elusive 7-blade AC Sunon. :twisted:
by DrCR
Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 152843

Perhaps a postscript needs to be added to the review to reflect the Noctua's poor pressure capability? Something like "we recommend these fans as intake or case fans, but their poor pressure delivery means they should not be used in proximity to heatsinks or other sources of impedance". Ah, forgot ...
by DrCR
Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Early Snow Blankets Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 48189

Ah, Vancouver. I'm a hardbooter, and Whistler is on my must-try list. Maybe in 3-4years I'll be up there to say hi. :)

Mt Bachelor is the destination for next year, with probably Sun Valley the next.

DrCR

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by DrCR
Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 152843

I agree, it seems the Noctua fans do deliver in open air, but when paired with a heatsink which has tighter fins, its performance will drop, as the fan can't deliver a lot of air pressure. Yeah, that doesn't suprise me. Heard long ago from one of leaders of the time that the less space between the ...
by DrCR
Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: best 120x120x38? help plase
Replies: 13
Views: 5369

Identical spec between the L1BX linked and the L1A referred to in the 120mm sticky thread. The other fan versions are different, faster speeds -- the L in L1A or L1BX is the Low speed version.
by DrCR
Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: best 120x120x38? help plase
Replies: 13
Views: 5369

That's the L1A. BX is the rpm monitoring version. Don't want to chide you too much but the identical specs should have tipped off a seasoned SPCR member. ;) :) Good to see someone hunting for a solid 25mm+ DC fan though. Let me know if you ever find the YL38mm on the open market! :D DrCR ___________
by DrCR
Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 7600GT HDCP card. How quiet is the stock cooler?
Replies: 2
Views: 2596

I own the non/pre-HPCP chipped version of this card (:?). Do a sub-forum search here for my posts. In a nutshell: not too bad once nvidia proprietary drivers installed, but I ended up going for the Zalman VF900 as I like my machine to be as quiet as I can affordably make it. It's a solid card, I'd s...
by DrCR
Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: best 120x120x38? help plase
Replies: 13
Views: 5369

Oooh, I like that blade count on that Silverstone. Extra blades + extra thick could = extra good in restrictive environments -- if it turns out to be a solidly quiet fan. Can't wait too see the testing results of it here, but based on the manf. specs it is louder that its not particularly good 25mm ...
by DrCR
Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which is better? (silent 12v or undervolting)
Replies: 20
Views: 7429

jaganath wrote:
For example the Scythe S-FLEX is generally accepted to be the quietest 120mm fan available right?
No. Nexus, Yate Loon and Globalwin NCB 120mm are quieter.
I'd better adjust the sticky.... :lol: :oops: :oops: