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by mr_plow_king
Thu May 20, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Heatsinks updated
Replies: 158
Views: 184385

The Scythe Mugen 2 Source link is incorrect. It takes us to the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme review instead of : http://www.silentpcreview.com/scythe-mugen2

P.S. Congrats to MikeC for his 10 000 th post !
by mr_plow_king
Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 480? Forget about it!
Replies: 26
Views: 5011

Crude oil ? I live in Quebec, 95% hydro-électricity so it's " clean " for the environment.
by mr_plow_king
Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 480? Forget about it!
Replies: 26
Views: 5011

it's a supercomputer first, and a video card second
by mr_plow_king
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 480? Forget about it!
Replies: 26
Views: 5011

Big Pimp Daddy wrote: Should we make it an official forum rule that the first SPCRer to admit to owning one is perma-banned?
Unless you want to fold with it. It's 4 times faster than the GTX285. you'll probably get 60 000 ppd
by mr_plow_king
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 480? Forget about it!
Replies: 26
Views: 5011

Even with a MK-13 the problem would be the VRM temperatures. With 250w going trough the card, they would be as hot as hell unless you buy seperate heatsinks for them
by mr_plow_king
Sun May 31, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 199199

Here are my results : To cure the IC Diamond I ran OCCT for 2 hours right after installing the TIM then 2 days of Folding@home SMP The IC Diamond seems to be about as good as Arctic Silver 5. The temperature dropped by 1 degree CPU : E8400 stock voltage and clock ( 3 GHz ) Heatsink : Thermalright Ul...
by mr_plow_king
Fri May 15, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 199199

I agree to test it
by mr_plow_king
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Scythe Musashi : WOW !
Replies: 0
Views: 1190

Scythe Musashi : WOW !

I recently bought the Scythe Musashi VGA cooler. I installed it on my 8800 GTS ( G80 ) video card and the only word that comes in mind is WOW. The original cooler was emitting a slight high pitch sound and it was keeping the GPU temperature at 82-83C while folding. I'm having trouble hearing the fan...
by mr_plow_king
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How can I install a Nexus RSF in a P182?
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

you'll need to cut the fan like that :

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Source : http://www.silentpcreview.com/article186-page3.html
by mr_plow_king
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 323375

Will you test the new 7200.12 500GB drive from Seagate ?
by mr_plow_king
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital's single-platter 320GB Caviar SE16 WD3200AAK
Replies: 46
Views: 37594

I'll be in contact with WD.... Seagate's 500GB single platter drive looks really nice.... Same thing happened to me so I'll try to call them tomorrow. If they cannot send me a good drive like the one I sent them, I'm going to buy 2x Seagate 7200.12 500GB then it's goodbye WD ! I'll never buy one of...
by mr_plow_king
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital's single-platter 320GB Caviar SE16 WD3200AAK
Replies: 46
Views: 37594

Thier explanation is : We apologize for the inconvenience. Unfortunately, We replace the drive with a similar model, if we do not have the model in stock or the costumer will have to wait until we have the model available. If you do not feel comfortable with the drive you received. Please call phone...
by mr_plow_king
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital's single-platter 320GB Caviar SE16 WD3200AAK
Replies: 46
Views: 37594

Here they are. On the left, the 00B3A0, Identical to the one I sent them and on the right the 00VYA0 they sent me :(


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by mr_plow_king
Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital's single-platter 320GB Caviar SE16 WD3200AAK
Replies: 46
Views: 37594

I sent one of my AAKS-00B3A drives to WD because I had bad clusters on it. Those idiots sent me the dual platter version : AAKS-00VYA0. Now I am stuck with a slower and noisier drive. Is there anything I can do ? Can I ask them to send me the same drive version I sent them originally ?
by mr_plow_king
Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS : XFX GeForce 7600GS passive and Thermalrighe XP-120
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

the 7600GS is sold but the Thermalright XP-120 is still available
by mr_plow_king
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 200,000 point club
Replies: 30
Views: 20288

That's what I wanted to do at first but then I was not sure if I wanted to pay 100$ more for a CPU just to fold faster so I bought the E8400. 2 cores is more than enough for my needs. Anyways, I'll fold with my 2600XT in a few weeks so what's the point...
by mr_plow_king
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 200,000 point club
Replies: 30
Views: 20288

aristide1 wrote:I was kinda hoping for 3000PPD. :?
A 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Quad should be able to get you 3000PPD or maybe you could try the QX9650: for about 1100$ you'll get 4000PPD
by mr_plow_king
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 200,000 point club
Replies: 30
Views: 20288

yes, stock speeds ( 333 x 9 ). it takes between 22 and 24 hours to complete a unit depending on how many hours of WoW I played that day :wink:
by mr_plow_king
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 200,000 point club
Replies: 30
Views: 20288

Congrats to me ! :lol: Mr_Plow_King

Thanks to a Core 2 Duo e8400 and the SMP client I get about 1800 ppd
by mr_plow_king
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My rig ( yeah, another P182 ! )
Replies: 4
Views: 3537

I never tried the VX550. I bought my HX520 before the «VX550 was available. When I bought it, Corsair was had only 2 PSU models : the HX520 and the HX620. Also, the HX520 is modular while the VX550 is not. This reduces the number of cables in my case About the noise, like I said the biggest noise s...
by mr_plow_king
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My rig ( yeah, another P182 ! )
Replies: 4
Views: 3537

It's not very restrictive. There's so much space between the fins on the Accelero that the air can go trough it easily. I figured that since I don't need any cooling under the Accelero I could use that to redirect most of the airflow on the Accelero rather than under it. It dropped the temperature o...
by mr_plow_king
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My rig ( yeah, another P182 ! )
Replies: 4
Views: 3537

My rig ( yeah, another P182 ! )

My computer : Antec P182 Corsair HX520 Gigabyte P35-DS3R Core 2 Duo E8400 at stock speed and voltage Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme + Noctua NF-P12-1300 @ 780RPM 4x1 GB RAM Corsair XMS2 ( 333 Mhz, 4-4-4-12 ) Gigabyte Radeon 2600XT with an Accelero S1 v.2 Hard drives 2x Seagate 7200.10 320 GB in RAID...
by mr_plow_king
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800gt with accelero s1 and 2 yate loons
Replies: 9
Views: 2766

on my 2600xt, with a Yate Loon at 5v blowing perpendiculary ( I have a P182 and the fan is fitted on the top HD cage ) idle temp à 40c and load temp at 47c

viewtopic.php?p=395997
by mr_plow_king
Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P182 fans
Replies: 6
Views: 2864

1200-1600-2000 rpm

I suggest you swap them if you want quiet fans
by mr_plow_king
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Who has still has a working Antec Phantom used regularly?
Replies: 5
Views: 1865

I bought the Phantom 500 review sample from MikeC. It lasted about 18 months then POOOOF! Big light in my room just as I'm about to go to bed. Fortunately, it did not fry my motherboard or any other component. Changed it for a Corsair HX520.
by mr_plow_king
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Where are the other 45nm Core 2 Duos?
Replies: 1
Views: 1301

According to NCIX, they'll be available in april :

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php? ... ture=Intel
by mr_plow_king
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: thermaltake armor first build (boy was i naive)
Replies: 8
Views: 3920

4 hard drives are hard to silence but if you could find a way to suspend them, they would be much quieter.
by mr_plow_king
Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 5.1 sound thru S/PDIF ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2713

I have the same problem with my P53-DS3R. I hope somebody here knows how to fix that problem
by mr_plow_king
Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My next Monster PC
Replies: 12
Views: 3119

The looks of your system seems to be very important for you but if you want a quiet system, I suggest you swap the Zalman CNPS8700-NT for a Scythe Ninja or a Thermalright Ultra 120. Also, I'd change the Zalman VF900-Cu for the Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev 2. If needed, strap a slow 120mm fan ( you...
by mr_plow_king
Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fanswap help
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article63-page2.html

They won't move as much air as your current fan but they'll be a lot quieter