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by wundi
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus FanConnect - control case fans with gfx card
Replies: 6
Views: 7589

Re: Asus FanConnect - control case fans with gfx card

I also do not have one of these cards. From reading the Asus article you linked, though, it looks like the additional fans aren't tied to the same control as the GPU fans [because they show setting up custom fan curves for the additional fans]. Hmm. The way I'm reading the article is that they're s...
by wundi
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus FanConnect - control case fans with gfx card
Replies: 6
Views: 7589

Asus FanConnect - control case fans with gfx card

Hi all, I didn't see this discussed anywhere, so I figured I'd start a thread about it since we are definitely within "SPCR domain" here. I'm talking about Asus' 2016 graphics card feature which is about controlling case fans based on the GPU temperature, found so far on their STRIX GTX 1070/1080 ca...
by wundi
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: LianLi PC-C50 HTPC iRacing Build
Replies: 7
Views: 11005

Re: LianLi PC-C50 HTPC iRacing Build

Thanks for sharing your build. I think it's an interesting case, and unless I'm mistaken there's a review inbound . I've been considering putting together a HTPC around it and a 65W Llano chip, once those finally arrive in stores. I don't know if this seems useful to you, but I think that Scythe's S...
by wundi
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Mercury + magnet + electric current = Perfection?
Replies: 7
Views: 4396

Re: Mercury + magnet + electric current = Perfection?

m1st wrote:There was a cooler that came out a few years ago that used mercury in the place of heatpipes and water. It had pretty good performance, but it cost upwards of $300 I think. Ah, here it is.
Nope, wasn't mercury. NaK.
by wundi
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO
Replies: 48
Views: 19569

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO

BIOS control also won't allow you to adjust chassis fan speed as a function of discrete GPU temperature, for example. Would be pretty neat, but I can see why it's not going to happen.
by wundi
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO
Replies: 48
Views: 19569

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO

But asus claims the 8+2 phase design actually leads to higher efficiency. See the second bullet on their page: http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=CkMiq3rrqw3yqO5H&templete=2 Is it bs? I suppose it can be more efficient under high load, but at idle, it's more efficient to run on fewer phases. IIR...
by wundi
Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO
Replies: 48
Views: 19569

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO

Can anyone tell me anything about doing a dual display setup with either of these boards? I'm a complete newb when it comes to dual display. I've never done it before. Will it be possible with both boards? And how? Would it be done through the same connector via some kind of splitter or "daisy-chai...
by wundi
Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO
Replies: 48
Views: 19569

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO

A very useful double review, thank you so very much! I wonder if the Intel board would have a lower load power consumption, had they bothered to cool the VRM. I find the P8H67-M Pro model from Asus more interesting than the EVO with all its VRM excessiveness. It has a more sensible number of power p...
by wundi
Wed May 12, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Titan Fenrir & CM Hyper 212 Plus: Direct Touch Revisited
Replies: 71
Views: 24737

I actually don't understand where this fear of placing a few FAILED inside a table at the end of a test is coming from. It could at least serve as a warning: yes this product might be acceptable at lower loads but it comes short at higher TDPs. Maybe its a way of being politically correct and respe...
by wundi
Wed May 12, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Titan Fenrir & CM Hyper 212 Plus: Direct Touch Revisited
Replies: 71
Views: 24737

Incidentally thanks to SPCR for pointing out that one model of 212 Plus comes with two sets of fan clips and another without. I want to make a correction here. I have an RR-B10-212P- GB and it does come with 4 wire clips . The included manual lists 4 of them as well. I bought it roughly 6 months ag...
by wundi
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung EcoGreen F2 1.5TB !
Replies: 5
Views: 3055

So... Are these drives available in Norway or elsewhere? If not, do you have any guesstimates as to when? :)

EDIT: And, why do you think WD is a no-go?
by wundi
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar SE16 single-platter 320GB hard drive poll
Replies: 54
Views: 69835

Hi, I went to the local retailer here in Finland (verkkokauppa.com) today to check out what sort of WD3200AAKS's they had on the shelf. I checked maybe a dozen of them and they were all of the version 1 variety. They were also surprisingly old, manufactured in late February, although I mostly just c...
by wundi
Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Join EcoPCReview.com
Replies: 12
Views: 7290

While I do commend the idea of EPCR, I must ask this question that I'm sure many other SPCR readers are thinking of as well: does the focus shift on EPCR mean less SPCR content in the future? :|
by wundi
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which 22" monitor? Viewsonic, Samsung?
Replies: 21
Views: 8368

FYI: There's also a new 22" model from LG, namely the L226WT-BF , which has identical specifications with the Samsung 226BW -- however the panel is undoubtedly different, since I'd expect LG to use an LG.Philips panel instead of their competitor's. It will probably replace the L226WTX-WF (5ms panel)...
by wundi
Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo / C2D / Ninja : Build Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3399

Of course I don't know what games you play and at what settings etc., but I'd definitely go for something beefier even as a temporary solution. The Ati R1950 Pro is supposed to be pretty good value, I think Gigabyte also has a model with a Zalman cooler for less than $200. Just my two cents here. T...
by wundi
Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Replacement for NeoHE430
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

3 month warranty, what the hell? Aren't all PSUs supposed to be covered for at least one year...? IIRC the retail NeoHE now have a 5 year warranty. Even if the store sold it to you with a very limited warranty, the PSU should still have the manufacturer's warranty from Antec regardless of the store'...
by wundi
Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo / C2D / Ninja : Build Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3399

Re: Antec Solo / C2D / Ninja : Build Advice

Hey arlen, welcome to SPCR! :) Mobo : MSI P965 Platinum (Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 is a little cheaper, might be just as good?) CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Heatsink : Scythe SCNJ-1100P (aka Ninja RevB, I think) I'd advise against the S3, as I think it's just a lower quality version of the DS3 (not really...
by wundi
Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec SOLO : optimal airflow configuration
Replies: 7
Views: 2716

You say you want better airflow in the case -- but is there a specific area which needs better cooling? Nexus, Noctua and equivalent fans have better airflow/noise ratio than the Tricool, so changing that fan might indeed be the best place to start. About placing a 92mm fan in the front, I believe i...
by wundi
Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Efficiency of 90% possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 7601

Perhaps some day there'll be ATX PSUs with 12V-only output. Then we'll see much higher efficiencies.
by wundi
Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 430W - no PCI-e power connector
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Re: Seasonic S12 430W - no PCI-e power connector

You needn't worry about the 12V rails -- just make sure the molex wire doesn't have anything other connected to it besides the two connectors of the PCI-E adapter. It would be an issue if you were running an X1900XTX or such, but the 6800GS isn't a very power hungry card. You said your computer is s...
by wundi
Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 430 PSU - first 240VAC test
Replies: 22
Views: 17072

Thank you very much for an excellent article! I was really looking forward to this, and you sure didn't disappoint. ;) Here's PDF brochures for those interested in the differences between the various Dark Power PRO models: 430W | 530W | 600W Note the different fan speed curves. The files used to be ...
by wundi
Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 323356

Thanks for the info! I'm really looking forward to it.
by wundi
Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 323356

Could someone be so kind that they shed some light on the status of the Be Quiet! PSU review? Please? ;)

Pretty pretty please with cream on top? :D

I would even appreciate the info that it's not coming anytime soon, should that be the case..
by wundi
Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ionic Breeze PC Cooling rig
Replies: 84
Views: 81497

There's temperature readings now on the last page. If those numbers are correct, I'm impressed.
by wundi
Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Nvidia G80 with external PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 4501

Yes, it's from this page.

This makes me both excited and worried at the same time.. 700M transistors? Sheesh.
It better be "much more efficient than traditional architecture", indeed!
by wundi
Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OK to use 2 Molex to PCIe adapters for an SLI set-up?
Replies: 13
Views: 3467

The Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro series seems promising, but I'm not sure how its noise compares. Any suggestions? The 600W model was included in this PSU roundup , not much focus on noise though, I assume you have to wait for the SPCR review to get some proper info (it is in the Upcoming Reviews & Art...
by wundi
Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OK to use 2 Molex to PCIe adapters for an SLI set-up?
Replies: 13
Views: 3467

Do you have a fan in the lower chamber? If not, then a fan at even 600 RPM will do wonders for your drive temps; at least it does for me, but I’m using a fanless P/S which might make a difference. I don't have an extra fan in the PSU chamber and I'd rather not add one either, since the fan of a g...
by wundi
Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OK to use 2 Molex to PCIe adapters for an SLI set-up?
Replies: 13
Views: 3467

I have two 7800GTs in SLI with an S12-430 and it works fine. I’m not clear, are you using 2 Molex to PCIe adapters? Yes, exactly. I'm actually on the lookout for an equally quiet SLI-ready modular PSU. The Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro series seems promising, but I'm not sure how its noise compares. A...
by wundi
Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OK to use 2 Molex to PCIe adapters for an SLI set-up?
Replies: 13
Views: 3467

I certainly think it's reasonable. I have two 7800GTs in SLI with an S12-430 and it works fine. I wouldn't recommend it though, because tidying up the cables won't be much fun at all. Especially in a P180. I'm actually on the lookout for an equally quiet SLI-ready modular PSU. The Be Quiet! Dark Pow...
by wundi
Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 X2 TDP Poll
Replies: 75
Views: 84210

X2-4600+, Manchester, BH9-E4, 59°C, 1.35V, 85.0W