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by Ryan Norton
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which cooler for a modded 6950?
Replies: 98
Views: 21619

Re: Which cooler for a modded 6950?

@swaaye: Is that an original Accelero S1 or a Rev. 2? I'm planning on a cheap 6950 at stock clocks and I've been using my S1 on video cards for 4-5 years now. Just to make sure I'm reading your posts right, an Accelero S1 with a capable 120mm fan (like the Yate Loon D12SL-12 softmounted to my S1 now...
by Ryan Norton
Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4850: Ethics, Warranties, and Aftermarket Coolers
Replies: 12
Views: 4669

For what it's worth, I've had my Accelero S1 (NON Rev. 2) mounted on both a 7900GTX and 8800GT with NO additional heatsinks over extended periods of time (2 yrs for the 7900) and never experienced artifacting, failure, etc. Caveats are that 1) I didn't OC and 2) I also had a Yate-Loon D12SL-12 zipti...
by Ryan Norton
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: First take on reading the Radeon 4850/4870 reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 18305

Does the original, i.e non Rev. 2 version of the S1 work on 4850/4870?

The product page for the Rev. 2 lists 4850/4870, but the product page under Discontinued for the original S1 does not.
by Ryan Norton
Fri May 02, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 128668

I've been following the mild debate over whether the 8800GT and other current-gen cards require heatsinks on their RAM and VRM components when used with an S1 or S2. I had heatsinks on all of the above when I was using the S1 with my old EVGA 7900GTX, but I have now had the S1 + Yate-Loon 120mm fan ...
by Ryan Norton
Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lian Li A05b build
Replies: 14
Views: 5177

PSU = Corsair HX620 with the bare minimum of cables attached. One 3x SATA takes care of my 2 HDs and 1 optical drive. Video card hovers around 50 C idle and never goes over 62 C fully loaded by Call of Duty 4 at 1680x1050. I'd like to try this elastic stuff, since Stretch Magic is a royal pain to ge...
by Ryan Norton
Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lian Li A05b build
Replies: 14
Views: 5177

Use a drill to drill out the rivets holding the 3 HD trays in the 3.5" drive cage, then use Stretch Magic to suspend 1-2 HDs in there. Take advantage of the loopy upside down mobo's alignment of the CPU socket with the rear intake fan to use a Ninja fanless. I get all the airflow I need from the Yat...
by Ryan Norton
Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD3870 Initial impressions + S1 Swap and OC
Replies: 17
Views: 7787

OP, how'd you soft mount your fan on the S1? Right now I've got a Yate-Loon D12SL-12 strapped to the S1 on my 7900GTX with basic small zipties. I doubt I'd make it less quiet by using a different method, but I'm curious what other people have done.
by Ryan Norton
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 128668

I LOVE this cooler. I've had a VF700, VF900, NVSilencer, and now an S1, and the S1 just beats the pants off all the other coolers, ESPECIALLY because it's so versatile. Can't beat having a quiet, efficient 120mm fan controlled by SpeedFan silently cooling your fast gamer VGA card! And now if it DOES...
by Ryan Norton
Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 62050

well, looks like I'm going to green light myself to purchase an 8800GT and then fit my 7900GTX's Accelero S1 to it. I believe I never used the Accelero's RAM sinks, but as far as leaving the power section uncooled, every picture I've seen posted of S1s on 8800GTs has only had heat sinks on the RAM c...
by Ryan Norton
Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 62050

Hey, that's great news!

As far as MOSFET cooling, I thought I saw pics somewhere of an 8800GT with a factory installed Zalman flower sink that had no cooling on the MOSFETs or RAM chips.
by Ryan Norton
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 62050

I was considering finally moving from my 7900GTX to this card, but I wanted to use my Accelero S1 on it. I just got an email back from Arctic Cooling confirming that the S1 does NOT work on the 8800GT, so I'll have to hold off on a new VGA card for awhile. I'd really like to avoid having to buy a ne...
by Ryan Norton
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 959980

WD 74GB Raptor and Seagate 7200.10 250GB 1.8mm Stretch Magic Lian Li PC-A05B I drilled out the rivets holding the six paired drive rails to the 3.5" drive cage to make room. Version 1 as below used the rivet holes to pull the stretch magic through, but that left the lower drive suspended very close ...
by Ryan Norton
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman VF1000 LED Graphics Card Cooler
Replies: 32
Views: 22800

I used a VF700 on my 7800GTX, and was happy with the stock cooler on my current 7900GTX for a long time. That said, the Accelero S1, for $20, with a ~750RPM 120mm Yate-Loon strapped onto it, keeps the VGA card at 60 C tops at full load at 1680x1050. I'd really only consider this new Zalman for an HD...
by Ryan Norton
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New Nvidia open standard for PC hardware monitoring
Replies: 3
Views: 2799

New Nvidia open standard for PC hardware monitoring

From Anand's: http://anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3145 It's a nice idea but we'll have to see how it catches on. I'm guessing motherboard maker support will be key. For this to do much for me, though, it'd have to out-perform Speedfan, which having finally added support for monitorin...
by Ryan Norton
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Konnetikut's Quad Core P182 [Update III] pg 3 (16 NEW PICS)
Replies: 86
Views: 73899

As an owner of a P180 and then P180B since around the time its review was published here on SPCR, I gotta say the difference the P182 makes cable management-wise is just stupendous. I'm so jealous!
by Ryan Norton
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 62050

As far as heat dissipation etc. go, all I want to find out about the 8800GT is whether my Accelero S1 fits. That thing is a beast.
by Ryan Norton
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li A05B Review
Replies: 33
Views: 50327

HD suspension?

I just ordered one of these cases. I've been moving my PC around a lot lately so the P180B is awful cumbersome. Also, I've wanted a new build challenge... I'd like to try elastic suspension of my HDs in this, since it doesn't have the P180 series's silicone grommets. Has anyone seen a successful HD ...
by Ryan Norton
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Suspension in P182 Lower Cage (PICS)
Replies: 24
Views: 13881

I'm thinking about doing this for my P180B. I don't want to drill holes in the drive cage (did you have to drill those holes?). Would it be bad to suspend the drives with Stretch Magic, but have them oriented vertically, i.e. about the same as they are now but suspended instead of screwed to the sil...
by Ryan Norton
Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: More efficient wall-warts
Replies: 8
Views: 9044

My Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 has one of those quasi-wall warts where a cord runs from the wall outlet to the transformer, from which it can be removed, and then another, different wire runs into the router from there. It's pretty small and stays just noticeably warm when plugged in 24/7. I also love the ro...
by Ryan Norton
Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: where to buy yate loon 92mm ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2245

I got some off ebay from a guy whose ID was something like thefanvan.
by Ryan Norton
Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180B = best case ever
Replies: 15
Views: 19852

I bought a P180B on mega sale right before the P182s started showing up. Ease of routing cables behind the mobo in the P182 would make me a much, much happier silencer. Anybody want to trade the new for the slightly, slightly older?
by Ryan Norton
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting System Wattage Table
Replies: 20
Views: 5653

Durr, this really proves to me that I succumbed to "watts envy" when I bought the HX620 over the HX520... but the red IS nicer looking!
by Ryan Norton
Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SpeedFan 4.33 released ...
Replies: 18
Views: 6782

$7.16 US to show my appreciation for the only program that (as of 4.33 at least) is the only cooling/monitoring/fans/etc. app I need to use? Fair enough!
by Ryan Norton
Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Suspension in P182 Lower Cage (PICS)
Replies: 24
Views: 13881

Now I just have to figure out a way to cool them well ;) A Yate-Loon 92mm fan fits between the front of the hard drive cage and the air grate. I have one zip tie'd in there, with its power cable going up through a hole in the upper chamber "floor" that lets it out into the two cavities on either si...
by Ryan Norton
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Two or One HD?
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Well, I can't give you performance based reasons, but I have a 74GB Raptor and a 250GB Seagate, and it's REALLY nice to be able to format and reinstall XP at the drop of a hat without having to worry about backing up all my Office docs, saved games, pictures, downloaded apps, etc. All that stuff is ...
by Ryan Norton
Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Semi-poll of Core 2 Duo Ninja users
Replies: 46
Views: 32962

As I posted in your other thread, I would NOT say the Rev B is a bust on LGA775. It's just not the magic bullet (barring size restrictions etc.) it was for me on my old S939 Athlon 64 system. That said, I haven't seen any other coolers that 100% definitively ARE the magic bullet for LGA775.
by Ryan Norton
Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My email to Scythe complaining about the Rev. B Ninja
Replies: 28
Views: 16419

1. Of those who have purchased revB's, have you figured out a workable solution with just the standard clip-down hardware or is it touch and go? YMMV. I would NOT say the stock, included hardware for mounting the SCNJ-1100 Rev B Ninja is a 100% workable solution for LGA775. 2. Of those who have LGA...
by Ryan Norton
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 - 12V Cable Behind Mobo
Replies: 5
Views: 2621

What I forgot to say was that to get the 8-pin plug through the case part (as opposed to the black plastic plate part) of the slot, I had to slice off the locking pin on the plug. It made the whole thing too big to get through there. The plug's plastic was really soft though, so I just removed the c...
by Ryan Norton
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 - 12V Cable Behind Mobo
Replies: 5
Views: 2621

Hi, I have a P180B and an HX620. I routed the EPS12V 8-pin cable through one of the back, longer slots that the black plastic plate covering the cable holes hooks into. I had to cut a hole through the plastic plate itself to make room for the 8-pin plug. That put the cable emerging very close to the...
by Ryan Norton
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My email to Scythe complaining about the Rev. B Ninja
Replies: 28
Views: 16419

But remember: Don't remove the cover from the backplate sticky foam! It's a major job to remove the backplate if you do. But remember: Don't remove the cover from the backplate sticky foam! It's a major job to remove the backplate if you do. But remember: Don't remove the cover from the backplate s...