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by Telamon
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to make a graphics card quieter using sponge
Replies: 7
Views: 5633

Re: How to make a graphics card quieter using sponge

It's been years since it was mainstream but I recall some different GPU fan isolation methods being discussed as part of the Zalman vf900 fan replacement process. Foam was used but I also remember a big pencil eraser being mentioned at some point. For mine I used a couple of the rubber HDD drive cag...
by Telamon
Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers
Replies: 27
Views: 15338

Re: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers

I've been looking at the 270X as well in order to replace my Scythe Musashi cooled 5850 but the argument for the GTX 670 is rather compelling. G Sync alone is pushing me in that direction and never mind the current game bundles or lack thereof. I just hope that if the technology really does take off...
by Telamon
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PowerColor Radeon HD 5850: Worth the Wait
Replies: 50
Views: 19843

I couldn't wait for this review and already made my 5850 purchase back in November but I'm glad it's here for all my gaming SPCR comrades. The stock cooler is of course insufficient but I wanted to point out this thread where falcon26 put a Twin Turbo Pro on his 5870 and has already spawned a discus...
by Telamon
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 905e - anyone using it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5712

I grabbed my 605e from ExcaliberPC almost a month ago now. It's been darned hard to find and in fact the first store I found in North America was in a Canada seller that didn't ship to the US. Argh!
by Telamon
Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended P55 boards
Replies: 42
Views: 20634

My MSI P55-CD53 also exhibits the crackling on my Seasonic 550W Energy Plus PSU and I don't know if it's possible to change the VCore in that BIOS. You may need to step up to the CD65 in that case. The sound isn't that bad on the Seasonic and I couldn't even hear it until I quieted down my raging Re...
by Telamon
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: S1283 for i5/i7
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

I used an S1283 and the new ACK mounting kit for my i5-750 build earlier this month and it worked great. The back plate confused me a little at first but that was the only problem I encountered during installation. At the very least it's a nice alternative to the push-pin system the cooler comes wit...
by Telamon
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any LGA 1156 HSF's?
Replies: 18
Views: 5976

Looks like Newegg has Xigmatek's socket 1156 compatible mounting kits in now too.

ACK-i5361

ACK-i5363
by Telamon
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 83560

I'm glad the 5800s are getting this much attention here. I'll be building my new P55 system soon and plan on using a 5850 but I'm coming from an 8800GT with a Nexus fan modified Zalman VF-900 which was nearly inaudible relative to the other components. The idle power on these new GPUs is amazing but...
by Telamon
Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel's LGA1156 and Lynnfield core
Replies: 53
Views: 17460

I was trying to figure out why your benchmarks had these new chips performing so poorly compared to the other reviews published today, then I noticed you had turbo mode disabled. I don't understand the rationale behind disabling it while benchmarking the chips performance. No sane person is going t...
by Telamon
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Advice: Antec NSK3480 Build
Replies: 13
Views: 3727

Without the case floor HDD mount point you still have the 3.5" bay and the lower 5.25" bay so fear not.

edit: Whoops. Fear not, that is, unless you plan on filling that 3.5" slot with a floppy drive? It didn't occur to me before but I probably should ask just to be safe.
by Telamon
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 347388

wow looks to be going really well! interestign demographics for the contributions as well...maybe it's because we have smaller houses in england so we always have computers in our bedrooms / lounges that need silencing! (i speak from experience of living in a number of pokey london flats!) I know w...
by Telamon
Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Advice: Antec NSK3480 Build
Replies: 13
Views: 3727

I put together a system for my parents a while back using the NSK 3400 and I can attest to how small it is. My main concern would be the third HDD as mikeki already pointed out. The 3480 is certainly capable of holding three drives but it will be a tight fit and you will more than likely lose the bo...
by Telamon
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion owners! Space behind VFD usable for hdd thing?
Replies: 6
Views: 3494

I'm curious to know the temps for an HDD in that configuration too. I've added a second 3.5" data drive to my NSK 2400 leaving my WD Scorpio 2.5" OS drive looking for a home. It being a cooler unit I'm tempted to just rest it on a bed of foam in the lower section of the 5.25" bay and forget about it.
by Telamon
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 347388

I already gain a lot of useful information from this site and it's forum members and this upgrade sounds like it will make the experience even more valuable. The money I save by avoiding ineffective products is probably worth more than my donation. Good luck with the upgrade, Mike, and keep that don...
by Telamon
Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 3400 and 3600
Replies: 30
Views: 11870

Well for $50 a 3450 sounds like a good replacement to my aging onboard X200 chipset. We'll see how it goes.
by Telamon
Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best Way of killing coil whine?
Replies: 18
Views: 16961

I've successfully stopped coil whine on an old Athlon XP motherboard with silicon aquarium sealant. In fact I think this was this thread that fixed me up a few years back. I hope this helps.

Edit: Didn't realize how old this thread was. Forgive me!
by Telamon
Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me with my build (P180)
Replies: 5
Views: 2056

VGA Duct

Actually no, I don't have the duct installed right now. With enough fiddling I'm sure I could have made it fit despite the power supply connector being where it is but I decided not to install it for a little extra quiet. Although I do remember one member reporting a successful installation of an 80...
by Telamon
Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me with my build (P180)
Replies: 5
Views: 2056

Well I've lurked for months in order to get my new system together so I guess I'm long overdue to contribute. Shazkar, I purchased the same model of motherboard for my new P180 so I have a few comments to make on that. First, there are only three PCI slots available on the 9NPA+ and you will absolut...