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by TMM
Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ASUS Xtreme Design contest: stage 2 build - Rockitman
Replies: 15
Views: 6808

[quote="rockitman"]Thermalright “Limited Editionâ€
by TMM
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally done with my PC, pictures and learnings inside
Replies: 17
Views: 8816

psiu wrote:
theycallmebruce wrote: Although it is wrong, it does seem to be consistent in the error, so for mine I know that if Everest reports over 100 degrees C, that means it will melt down and sink Australia into the sea.
fixed.
wtf?
by TMM
Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 3480 ala Swed, small, fast and quiet
Replies: 36
Views: 14480

Doesn't your PSU run a little hot with an 1800rpm fan (stock=3000rpm)?
by TMM
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My motherboard is making anyoing pitch noise
Replies: 13
Views: 2919

Mech0z wrote:If its the coils, do such things get hot?
Not usually. Some people cover them with hot melt glue to stop them resonating.
by TMM
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon D12SL-12 Noise Recording
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

i have all 3 of those fans. The D12SL-12 has some chatter/ticking at full speed, but when slowed to <900rpm it disappears and sounds just like a Nexus Real Silent 120mm.

The SFF21F has a rather smooth noise signature. At full speed it's mostly just wind noise.
by TMM
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm <30db recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 3602

16x 65cfm fans? you sir have come to the wrong forum.
by TMM
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Flipping PSU - How much room needed ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

I would allow at least 1.5cm
by TMM
Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Krick's Antec NSK3480 - behind the tray cable management
Replies: 28
Views: 45205

Nice clean job. Just needs some sleeving and it'll look absolutely mint :)

Approx how much clearance is there between the PSU and the top cover?
by TMM
Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 2: Tweaking a Classic
Replies: 36
Views: 16838

Are you sure your Ninja Rev.B isn't defective? Using the same fan (Nexus Real Silent 1000rpm) my Ninja Rev.B is no more then 5ºC hotter then my Ultra-120 Extreme. So it should be about 3ºC hotter then the Ninja v1. For it to be 6-10ºC higher seems... excessive. I tested this on a OC'ed Opteron 17...
by TMM
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Monster! (last updated: 25.02.10 - power usage numbers)
Replies: 75
Views: 55338

Wibla wrote:By that trend, I should run out of space in a few months... :mrgreen:
Or just delete some of your porn, that always works :lol:
by TMM
Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Prius vs Lexus IS vs Lexus GS
Replies: 20
Views: 4217

The M3 (can't remember if it was the 3.2 twin turbo or the newer 4 litre version) had better MPG at the end of the lap. There is no such thing as a turbocharged M3. All M-cars have high revving naturally aspirated engines. The current M3 has a 4 liter V8 engine but I think the M3 in that Top Gear e...
by TMM
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A Quiet UltraPowerful PC
Replies: 11
Views: 6559

Re: A Quiet UltraPowerful PC

A note : I have a diagnosed ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and have Hypersensitivity. If I say something is really quiet, to the average person it's inaudible. Loud for me is things like the click noise a door makes when it shuts and the latch engages, or the snapping up of buttons on a jacket. Yet...
by TMM
Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus EN8600GT Silent/HTDP/512M Graphics Card
Replies: 16
Views: 10424

The difference in power consumption is probably because the card runs at a lower GPU voltage.
by TMM
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old Dog, New Tricks: My HTPC
Replies: 5
Views: 4634

i have the Gigabyte 7600GT in my main rig. The HR-03 heatpipes stuck out too much on the Leadtek 6600GT and the case lid didn't fit on, so i installed the HR-03 on my 7600GT, and put the gigabyte heatsink on my 6600GT :) They are both 3.5" drives (the photo is deceiving) and the cage is a very tight...
by TMM
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old Dog, New Tricks: My HTPC
Replies: 5
Views: 4634

Old Dog, New Tricks: My HTPC

I've had this HTPC for a while but it has (over 2 years) finally got to the stage where i can consider it quiet :) It started off as pretty much worst case scenario. The chipset had a 6000rpm fan, gfx card fan wore out almost immediately, the CPU cooler often ramped up to 5000rpm, the PSU fan was DO...
by TMM
Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12II-380 Power Supply
Replies: 23
Views: 21491

Good to know i bought the right PSU :p. Im using it right in the sweet spot too - 150W-200W (folding 24/7)
by TMM
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Cooling Modification Gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 2582

You just made a thread in one. lol.
by TMM
Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TMM's hot dualcore opteron workstation
Replies: 3
Views: 2520

One is an awesome no-name branded one that has insulation like rubber. The other one is a thermaltake one and is plasticy and stiff like you say. I wish i could find those rubbery ones again, i'd buy 20!
by TMM
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec customer support - all thumbs up!
Replies: 28
Views: 36757

Antec have fantastic support. Too bad about their failure rate on some products :/
by TMM
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Which one is cleaner/Better looking of the two?
Replies: 10
Views: 4232

Second one for sure. I'm a big fan of green and chrome :D
by TMM
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TMM's hot dualcore opteron workstation
Replies: 3
Views: 2520

TMM's hot dualcore opteron workstation

So i've been meaning to post this for a while, but recently got a few more bits 'n' pieces that really finished it off, for now. Specs: AMD Opteron 170 @ 2.9Ghz, 1.39v cooled by Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme w/ Nexus 120mm @ 65% via speedfan 2GB G.Skill HZ PC4000 DFI LanParty nF4 Ultra-D 256MB Giga...
by TMM
Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my new rig : P-182 se with opteron 2800 mhz passive ....
Replies: 12
Views: 7646

Nice, but i still doubt your load temps are 50C with a passive ninja. 50C with Smart Guardian right? thats probably about 60-70C from the CPUs diode (with Speedfan/Coretemp) since the DFI's CPU temp reading is way off (10-20C too low). When my opty is at 50C (measured by Speedfan/Coretemp) Smartguar...
by TMM
Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coolermaster eXtreme Power 430W - any reviews ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

I have three of the RS-430-PCAR. They are very quiet + stable. An awesome PSU for the price :)

I would steer clear of the higher powered ones as apparently they are louder then the 430W - who needs more then 430W in a quiet PC anyway :p
by TMM
Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My SOLO build
Replies: 75
Views: 57100

angelkiller, go read the directions on arctic's website. that is the preferred method of applying paste. The pressure squishes it evenly and fill in any gaps. It also pushes out air bubbles better this way. Do yer homework! With all due respect, I have done my homework. 8) I do know what this is ho...
by TMM
Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet build after 3+ years on SPCR!
Replies: 21
Views: 13287

jaldridge6 wrote:
rei wrote:Not even 2 months in, my Zalman 9500 has developed a nasty clicking, rattling sound.
zalman is no good these days. :/ long live thermalright and scythe.
word to that. Zalman has gone a bit cheap lately.
by TMM
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P182 Setup
Replies: 112
Views: 78540

Lovely cable management, nice work!
by TMM
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Centurion 5 - Fan for Passive Video and Hard Drive (BIG)
Replies: 5
Views: 6120

Axial fans don't work well trying to push/pull air through long ducts afaik. That could be the problem.
by TMM
Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1649048

Fuel - Sunburn
by TMM
Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: example cad dwg files for cnc cutting
Replies: 10
Views: 4697

If you already have the heatsink and all you want to do is a few basic cuts, don't get it CNC'ed, just cut it with a hacksaw.
by TMM
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My SOLO build
Replies: 75
Views: 57100

If you want to get good temperatures lap your CPU. It is a common problem with Core2s that the edges of the IHS are raised. This causes poor contact in the middle of the CPU. The AS5 should be almost completely squeezed away not just still in a flattened blob. You can see it in this pic (edges have ...