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Originally Posted by ilikebeer View Post

yayyyy no coil whine, hooked up a fan... only a slight buzzing that can be heard if my ear is close (1 foot away) but i have very good hearing. Probably won't hear anything once in the case thumb.gif loving how the fan is off at low loads (< 20%, perfect for htpc). For future builds im always gonna use this psu.

Told you there's no coil whine thumb.gif
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Would other components, such as motherboards and graphics cards be a factor in introducing coil whine to a PSU? Or would a PSU with audible coil whine manifest it even with nothing plugged in and at low load?
   
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post #4923 of 11743
I just replaced my SilverStone ST65F-G with a SeaSonic SS-660XP because of coil whine. The SeaSonic doesn't have coil whine.

Got my new EVGA 4GB GTX680 today and that has coil whine so now I have to RMA it. frown.gif
post #4924 of 11743
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Only one issue in mounting Phobya 200 is side panel, I think if You mount it off axis of the case, closer to left side it'll be ok wink.gif
Of course You have to take off ODD cage.

About mounting tandem of 240x120 and 200x200 rads:





Bitfenix Spectre 230mm on front rad, I had to drill some holes to mount it to the front of the case. 240 is moved a little to the back.

Don't look at the cables, work in progress biggrin.gif

Thanhks Qrchak - sorry but could you please explain what do you mean when you say "mount it off axis"?

Also, you mentioned that the 230mm on front rad requires a bit of modifications, would this still be needed if I use a Bitfenix Spectre 200mm?

Another random question - is there a reason why almost everyone with a phobya 200mm use a push setup instead of a pull (trying to hide the black - white and pink theme)

ICECO - thanks for the reply but I don't think I can fit a fan controller on the optical bay. Don't think a 240mm and 200mm setup will allow much space for that (I could be wrong - can anyone show a picture of this fitting?)
post #4925 of 11743
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As promised, here's my new windowed side panel. BitFenix did pretty good on this one. I really like it and I just hate that I'm ripping this off sometime soon for my designs. :/







Thanks for the pics adamski07 it looks nice smile.gif
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post #4926 of 11743
Well there was no whine when just jump starting the psu and running fan, it does have whine once connected to a mobo, i'm now running prime95 and the whine is the same level of audibility as while idle. There's also an intermittent (every 2 or 3 seconds) beep sound from the psu.

I've googled it and someone asked seasonic about it, seasonic said some combinations of motherboard can create this (basically they won't accept rma for it because they blame it on the rest of your system).

I don't know what to think, its not audible from where i sit, but if it gets worse...

I'm trying to find out if this is normal or not. One amazon review reported the same beeping noise and gave it one star, another review said his noises stopped after 100 hours of using the psu. My two hx750's make coil whine noise and they are made by seasonic too.

In my prodigy, which is absolutely silent because of fan choice, it makes it easier to hear things like capacitor whine than perhaps some other people. I want to think it's ok and normal, because otherwise today would be a real kick to the..., having two defective items arrive. I do love the psu, it's whine is less than the corsair ones i've had and the fan won't spin. It's also a build for my father in law (a professor) who will just be using it for heavy duty Microsoft office use. Soon it will be chinese new year/spring festival and this is my gift because his 5 year old computer keeps blue screening. Perhaps older people can't hear whine at all, but i'm OCD and everything has to be perfect lol.

Not going to rant, but it's well known in China, by chinese people, that for most products, the 'perfect ones' are sent out for export to europe and the USA etc, but the ones which might have slight issues and even just barely passed quality control at the factory by the skin of the teeth, are happily packaged up and designated for 'internal sale'. I do believe this is true, as I have a friend very high up in logistics for a multi billion dollar corporation who tells me the exact same thing.

Once it is nightime here and the ambient noise levels have dropped, i can put my camera right next to the psu and put it on youtube so you have a change to give your opinions biggrin.gif I know talking about psu's is a bit of a tangent for this thread that should just be about the prodigy, but perhaps some people want to use this case to make a super quiet htpc, so maybe this has some value to them.
Edited by ilikebeer - 2/1/13 at 1:23am
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Isn't mine, but if someone is curios to see how looks H100i inside, here the Build Log

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OverclockersUK taking pre orders of the BitFenix Prodigy Window Side Panel by the way: White | Black
post #4929 of 11743
After thinking it over, I think I'll scrap the 200mm phobya radiator idea and go with a 140mm radiator.

Does anyone have a link or can explain to me how I can remove the radiator sides/shrouds to paint them?

On a side note, I am also modding a shuttle barebone - someone mentioned the Silverstone SFX PSST45SF-G. Could you please tell me how noisy this is? As the PC would be less than 6 feet away from my ears, I really wish for this to be "Noctua" silent.


Thanks smile.gif
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I just want to change my ocn username to 'lemon' so i can wallow in my cynicism and self pity, but feel good every time i get another lemon in a self feeding loop.

I bought a fan a few days ago, supposed to be top notch. Had a little cute sticker on it saying 'quality control passed', but it didn't spin, they reversed the wires so it kind of jerked back and forth in an angry manner but wouldn't do one full spin.

Give me more lemons! Spent two hours today explaining to my seller before the guy i bought my case from even said hello, and even then was unsympathetic and wouldn't tell me what exactly happens once i post the case back to him. At least beer is cheap and generally not lacking in the quality control department.

And if i get really drunk I can go buy some cat skins about a minutes walk from my place, yep, they sell cat skins here.
Edited by ilikebeer - 2/1/13 at 3:09am
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