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by Tim Connor
Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 114736

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

Is the power brick the same one on the Euler & the Euler S? Any recommended bricks other then the "great wall" one that some suppliers have? Depending on the processor and configuration I ran my for two weeks with a 65W 18.5VDC HP Laptop adapter! Most motherboards in this form factor ared designed ...
by Tim Connor
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 114736

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

I thought I'd add my brief review here in case anyone decides to do a build with this case. Case: Akasa Euler S - this is the revised version with front USB 3 Power Supply: Akasa 120W Thin Mini-ITX MB: Gigabyte GA-H87TN CPU:Intel I3-4130T - this is 35W TDP part RAM: Crucial 4GBx2 DDR3 1600 SODIMM SS...
by Tim Connor
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Radeon HD 4870 Matrix
Replies: 13
Views: 6205

yes it is. It will get audible during gaming but not badly, and in 2D -- ie, most other windows work -- it'll be pretty much inaudible in a decent case. I'd agree with this. I have a reference 4870 in an Antec P182 and you could just barely hear the cooler at idle. But for me the problem was hearin...
by Tim Connor
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: non reference saphire 4870
Replies: 14
Views: 3711

so...being cheap i might just stick with the sapphire one if it stay relatively quiet. The reference cooler is OK at idle and while using Vista's Aero. The noise was just at the noise floor of the rest of my system. I thought I could pick it out, but it blended well and didn't have any unpleasant t...
by Tim Connor
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: non reference saphire 4870
Replies: 14
Views: 3711

Re: non reference saphire 4870

I was originally going to put a Accelero S1 rev2 on a referene 4870 to make it fanless but from reading other threads here, it seems like there could be some problems with the VRM sinks not fitting properly. thanks http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=50678&highlight=4870 You can mo...
by Tim Connor
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Filling the Gap: ATI HD 4830
Replies: 38
Views: 15117

Fan Control

Funny enough that this review came out right after I became familiar with the fan controller and the new Catalyst Control Center. At least on my 4870 with the absolute latest version of of the CCC you now have the option to set a manual fixed fan level. I too found the change in RPM to be quite anno...
by Tim Connor
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My approach to quieting a reference design ATI 4870
Replies: 1
Views: 4149

My approach to quieting a reference design ATI 4870

I purchased a 1GB Sapphire ATI reference design 4870. I had read a few reviews and most said that it was quite quiet at idle. I would agree, but the card is biased toward silence at the expense of heat. At idle I was getting temperatures of around 80C. I had read that ATI has rated the GPU for 100C ...
by Tim Connor
Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone's Flagship: Temjin TJ06 PC case
Replies: 197
Views: 129441

Hi guys, First time poster. It wasn't much of a problem, but I had to bend the plastic around my HSF (stock) to get the windtunnel to fit on there. (image deleted) I was wondering if anyone might be able to recommend a good HSF combo, or just a good HS that I might be able to use with the windtunne...
by Tim Connor
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Leadtek 6600GT PCI-e: cooling options?
Replies: 12
Views: 3992

hi, thanks for the tip. I think the Asus A8N might be slightly different to the DFI (eg. it's a card, not a jumper) but i'll definitely give it a go anyway. I might first try manually enabling SLi mode in the BIOS without altering the mobo, just to see what happens... I've read elsewhere that peopl...
by Tim Connor
Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent & TBalanced A64 3500+ / GF 6800GT in a TJ06
Replies: 13
Views: 7643

Re: Cool - glad to see your take on the TJ06

ChristianN wrote:
An obvious advantage of your heatsink is that its broadside hits the tunnel better then my coolermaster unit.
The Tt is also available in all Cu, but I didn't want that much weight on my MB or used with its less than wonderful mounting system.
by Tim Connor
Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent & TBalanced A64 3500+ / GF 6800GT in a TJ06
Replies: 13
Views: 7643

Theres a few upsides to the asus board: * CPU placement * Chipset placement * Availability Same exact reasons. I'm not a huge overclocker, but to date the other boards generally overclock better. Not a huge issue for me. I've had no problems with the board and a mild 5% overclock (with voltages bel...
by Tim Connor
Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent & TBalanced A64 3500+ / GF 6800GT in a TJ06
Replies: 13
Views: 7643

Cool - glad to see your take on the TJ06

You use either Motherboard Monitor and select the ITE8712F I/O chip or go to DFI (and look at the downloads for their NForce4 SLI board) for utilities that will read the NB temperature on the ASUS board. I prefer MBM, but it requires quite a bit more configuring. DFI is plug and go. With the Zalman ...
by Tim Connor
Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone's Flagship: Temjin TJ06 PC case
Replies: 197
Views: 129441

Temperature on a 3200+ Winchester is about 39C at idle and with CPU burn has hit 59C. In summer it might be a degree or two higher. So I have no complaints with the TT, but I agree with Mike that the mounting system stinks. BTW Cool and Quiet is off it lowers temps about another 4C at idle. Noise is...
by Tim Connor
Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone's Flagship: Temjin TJ06 PC case
Replies: 197
Views: 129441

Updated A8N-SLI

Figured I would post an update on my build. The Zalman ZM-NB47J does in fact fit with two 6600GTs. Since the system is mostly mid range stuff in regards to processor and memory I figured I didn' need the hassle of selling the first 6600GT and replacing it with a 6800GT. I was able to find a refurbis...
by Tim Connor
Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: *resolved* 6600gt PCIe: Asus, MSI, POV or Albatron?
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

I have the Asus and can say it is far from silent. I undervolt it with a fan controller and it works just fine. The quality is high with quicker memory than the reference board and is "overclocked" stock. I think they decided to go noisy and cool for overclockers. I think I read the MSI has problems...
by Tim Connor
Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone's Flagship: Temjin TJ06 PC case
Replies: 197
Views: 129441

Re: Hehe

Good luck with your new build. Let me know how you like your A8N- SLI.. . Which PSU are you planning to use? These SLI rigs seem to be needing plenty of power on the 12V- they are recommending at least 20 AMPs on the rail for the more powerful GPU's, and dual rail might be the best way to go. Other...
by Tim Connor
Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone's Flagship: Temjin TJ06 PC case
Replies: 197
Views: 129441

Thanks for the kind words all. I've been quieting P4 in an Antec 3700 series case for about year for practice. I've always wanted to start from square one without having to rip the PC to pieces. So when my father in law needed a new PC I saw the chance to give an older one away and rotate the P4 ove...
by Tim Connor
Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone's Flagship: Temjin TJ06 PC case
Replies: 197
Views: 129441

Hi all. First post, but I've been reading for a while. I wound up building the Asus A8N-SLI that people here have discussed. Couple of things. I added a 92mm fan in the drive cage and used silicon to suspend two hard drives in RAID 1 (after having a HD fail - you don't want to go back). A 120mm is g...