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by quizzicus
Sat May 05, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 16616

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

The article mentions improved bottom fans, but doesn't say how they're different. Are the improvements noticeable/worthwhile? Also, any word on when this updated version is supposed to be available in the US? I can only seem to find them in Europe/Asia/Australia. [ edit : Based on reviews at Amazon ...
by quizzicus
Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Saphire 4850x2
Replies: 9
Views: 4213

I found a guide to adjusting Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 fan behavior in its BIOS:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/262734-33-radeon-4890-radeon-4850x2-reply-quick#t1952163
by quizzicus
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which CPU socket do you use?
Replies: 17
Views: 4053

s479 (which i may add, is not an option in the poll) Yeah, I knew I wouldn't think of all of them, so I threw in the "other" option as an attempt to catch these. A poll can't be edited after it is established, but if we get a significant number of "others", I'll go through the comments (I asked peo...
by quizzicus
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which CPU socket do you use?
Replies: 17
Views: 4053

So far, it looks like Socket A is still a pretty popular platform, second only to K8. And I can understand the K8's popularity. I built a Venice 3000+ machine for my brother a few months ago, and while it performs much better than my Barton 3200+, I was unable to get it past the low 40's with it's (...
by quizzicus
Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone ideas for making the AGP 7800 quiet?
Replies: 23
Views: 12667

In terms of cards themselves, you may want to reconsider. If this is a platform you're sticking with for a few years, the 7800GS is the best you can get. However, if it's just something to hold you over for a few months, the 6800(vanilla) and the X1600 cost about half as much and are still magnitude...
by quizzicus
Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: CoolIT Systems Peltier/Liquid Cooling... Extreme Tech review
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

The first thing I notice is that the reviewer is woefully misinformed about how refrigeration works. There are actually refrigeration-driven CPU coolers out there (like vapochill), but I hear they're noisy as hell. Nice misleading chart on page 3... It's an interesting idea to move the peltiers off ...
by quizzicus
Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which CPU socket do you use?
Replies: 17
Views: 4053

Which CPU socket do you use?

I've noticed that heatsinks compatible with socket 478/754/939/940/775 count as "universal" these days. As an Athlon XP holdout (plays FEAR, HL2 Doom 3, UT 2004 and Far Cry just fine, thank-you-very-much), I was wondering how may SPCR readers use sockets inside versus outside this specification. If ...
by quizzicus
Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: A source for socket 370 / A Zalman Flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Is that a smaller, earlier version of the CNPS 6000?
by quizzicus
Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is there a freaking fanless heatsink for high end cards?
Replies: 47
Views: 22809

Mats, would you mind posting some pictures of your ducted CM80? It sounds like something that could really catch on, given Arcitc Cooling's (the only one using a duct so far) low-quality assembly.
by quizzicus
Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is my AC NV Silencer 5 Rev.3 blowing the right way?
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

I'm looking at mine right now, and yes, clockwise is correct.
by quizzicus
Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noisy Fan Controller?
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

The combined knowledge of the SPCR user base never ceases to amaze me.

I own a fanmate, but am looking for something that will allow me to control the voltage externally. Do you know if any of these drive bay devices use the linear circuitry you described?
by quizzicus
Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noisy Fan Controller?
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Noisy Fan Controller?

I was trying to root out this pesky whine emanating from my computer, and eventually noticed that it diminished and disappeared as I turned the voltages up on my Vantec Nexus fan controller (though the fans get louder at the same time, so this isn't a solution.) After removing a few parts and listen...
by quizzicus
Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Good news from Intel
Replies: 0
Views: 999

Good news from Intel

by quizzicus
Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cardboard ducting - Safe?
Replies: 32
Views: 10849

Yeah, as long as the operating temperature of your CPU stays below 233C (which might rule out Prescotts), you aren't setting anything on fire. :lol:
by quizzicus
Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sigh...Just what we all need
Replies: 40
Views: 10975

I guess it could be used to run a refrigeration unit, like a Vapochill. I think those things currently have their own power supplies. Or maybe if you wanted to build a PC with a built-in 21" CRT (a giant iMac?).
by quizzicus
Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sigh...Just what we all need
Replies: 40
Views: 10975

Could this be a hoax?
by quizzicus
Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rubber Bands on a Heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 3188

~El~Jefe~ wrote:what also works is permanent thermal compound.
For affixing a fan to a heatsink??

:lol:
by quizzicus
Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: On a budget, need advice
Replies: 55
Views: 13419

Well, I thought I'd give everybody an update: I went and bought the Antec p180 (only $100, used the search box at the bottom of the SPCR page), and am pretty satisfied with the quality. I was surprised at the heft of the plastic tabs on the side panels, being that so many people have complained abou...
by quizzicus
Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rubber Bands on a Heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 3188

Re: Rubber Bands on a Heatsink

Cansy wrote: Are there any durable, heat resistant, rubber bands that I could use?
Zip ties should work beautifully.
by quizzicus
Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silent Cat 8cm sounds more like a pissed-off angry noisy cat
Replies: 36
Views: 10423

BrianE wrote:SilenX has a poor following here partially because their noise level ratings are sheer lunacy and they are almost always hugely overpriced.
Among other reasons...
by quizzicus
Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Sony liquid cooled PCs
Replies: 7
Views: 3026

Anybody know why they have the power supply mid-chassis? I've seen a few on the bottom, but never in the middle.
by quizzicus
Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Biggest A64 Cooler I've seen...
Replies: 15
Views: 6088

Mats wrote:CNPS 7700 Cu is over 900 g.
900g?!? :shock:

If anybody needs a reference, your average hard drive weighs 600-700g

That is SERIOUSLY heavy.
by quizzicus
Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silent Cat 8cm sounds more like a pissed-off angry noisy cat
Replies: 36
Views: 10423

Okay, cool - so a fan's a fan then - just that a mate of mine told me case fans are generally of lower quality. But you guys are the experts :) Yes and no. Quality has nothing to with whether it's a case fan or a power supply fan or a heatsink fan. People here at SPCR swap fans about as often as th...
by quizzicus
Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silent Cat 8cm sounds more like a pissed-off angry noisy cat
Replies: 36
Views: 10423

Here is a list of some supposedly quiet fans that you might try to find locally. I believe a fan only needs to be labeled as "quiet" to make the list, so do your research, but I think this is a good place to start. The Panaflo FBA08A12L1A in particular is very popular on this site, and seems to be ...
by quizzicus
Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommended Cases List
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

Recommended Cases List

Now that the Antec p180 has been reviewed and used by many SPCR members, where would you say it belongs on the recommended cases list?
by quizzicus
Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: On a budget, need advice
Replies: 55
Views: 13419

I took my power supply apart last night, and the fan only had screws on one side, so I couldn't flip it. Also, the wires to the fan were soldered to the board, so it wouldn't have been a simple matter of rearranging a plug. Actually, I had already looked at placing the fan next to the HS so that it ...
by quizzicus
Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: On a budget, need advice
Replies: 55
Views: 13419

So lousy CPU, lousy heatsink, lousy case. This is what I get for being cheap. Actually the heatsink wasn't cheap, but seemed promising based on what I knew at the time.

K, I'm gonna try Isaac's "Radical Plan" now. I only have 2 fans, so I guess I'll just seal off that other front intake.
by quizzicus
Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: On a budget, need advice
Replies: 55
Views: 13419

IsaacKuo wrote:2. Flip the fan on the PSU, so it becomes an intake. Get rid of the duct, but leave the front 5.25" bays open (for now).

3. Add a fan back to the rear case exhaust, but flip it so it's an intake.
Won't the back fan and PSU fan be sucking in hot air from the GPU?
by quizzicus
Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Powerful System in a Antec P180
Replies: 12
Views: 5053

Is that a passive Scythe HS?
by quizzicus
Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: On a budget, need advice
Replies: 55
Views: 13419

vertigo wrote:The cpu would be first in line.
Isn't that how BTX works?