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by elfurbe
Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 + M12 Seasonic?
Replies: 3
Views: 1754

P180 + M12 Seasonic?

Question to those that have M12s or Corsair HXs in P180s. I'm thinking about replacing my current Lian Li tower with a black P180 and replacing my current shite PSU (Vantec, total mess, new ASUS motherboard didn't work with my NeoPower, swapped with a friend) with a Seasonic M12. My question is pret...
by elfurbe
Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic Goes High End with the M12
Replies: 43
Views: 26245

Isn't corsair(?) or one of the other RAM-companies comming out with a rebadge of thei seasonic, without the extra fan? That might be worth a try. AtW Yes, Corsair HX620. They have an HX520 as well. At Newegg, HX520 is $129.99, Seasonic M12 500 is $139.99. Pretty much the same deal. I found one thin...
by elfurbe
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12 Energy Plus: Efficient Power for Connoisseurs
Replies: 38
Views: 34054

<3 Seasonic, no surprises here.

Side note though, the link at the end:
"Much thanks to Seasonic..."

Yeah, it links to Enermax. Probably not the best thing to happen.
by elfurbe
Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ionic Breeze PC Cooling rig
Replies: 84
Views: 80407

I'd love to tackle this project myself, but the investment is a bit high for pure science content. I'd say the thing to do would be to just get someone to create a temp shroud for their room-sized ionic fan and use an anemometer to measure the cfm and report back. If the properly assembled unit isn'...
by elfurbe
Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ionic Breeze PC Cooling rig
Replies: 84
Views: 80407

Ionic Breeze PC Cooling rig

Caught this on Slashdot, seems like SPCR's kind of bag: http://inventgeek.com/Projects/IonCooler/Overview.aspx Ionic Breeze crammed into full tower case with passive PSU and GPU using RAM disks (not the newer flash disks, but the old-style "stick some ram on a battery powered card and plug it in to ...
by elfurbe
Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sharkoon Silent Eagle
Replies: 23
Views: 10315

I know this is a total zombie thread, but this fan came up in conversation today. Was there ever a review? In case you're curious about context, someone mentioned the Red Green episode where he beats dimples in his car, cause if they make golfballs work better, they must make cars work better, and I...
by elfurbe
Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: NEW modular PSU - Corsair HX620 review by jonnyguru.com
Replies: 25
Views: 15540

So, what we've got here is likely a Seasonic-sourced modular-cable PSU with 80% efficiency at average loads (if Johnny is to be believed)? That sounds like the holy grail, to me. My NeoPower 480, while not the quietest or most efficient, did quite well and I loved the modular plugs, but alas, I was ...
by elfurbe
Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen's Core Duo Flagship i975Xa-YDG motherboard
Replies: 53
Views: 66843

As for the reasoning behind pairing a mobile cpu with a power hungry graphics card, I'm just as stumped. Perhaps there is a strong demand for a low power low noise computer that will ocasionally be used for some MAD gaming, and the two crossfire'ed cards will run idle most of the time. So, the thin...
by elfurbe
Fri Nov 25, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sharkoon Silent Eagle
Replies: 23
Views: 10315

Interesting info! It looks like the 2000 might be a pretty respectable performer. It'll be interesting to see what SPCR finds when they get to it.
by elfurbe
Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sharkoon Silent Eagle
Replies: 23
Views: 10315

Just a bump-action to see if there's been any action on this? I'm still quite curious.
by elfurbe
Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sharkoon Silent Eagle
Replies: 23
Views: 10315

jojo4u wrote:Many members in thehe biggest forum in Germany dedicated to silence (silenthardware.de/forum) recommend this fan among the Coolermaster TLF-S and the Coolermate ALF-8S in the 80mm league. Nexus/Yate-Loon is also okay.
That's good to hear. Did we ever get word back from Xoxide on review samles?
by elfurbe
Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Introduction and questions (a bunch of them)
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Isn't the P180 dampened already? I thought that was one of the selling points, "three layer side walls" or something like that. Amen to the 939 recommendation. Unless you want to use a Turion as a low power low heat solution, 754 is dead as a doornail, which is probably why it's so cheap. :) Round c...
by elfurbe
Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sharkoon Silent Eagle
Replies: 23
Views: 10315

Now that's some activity! Yeah, this is the golfball fan. I'm no aeronautical engineer, but I truly don't understand how the golf-ball-inspired dimples are going to improve anything. In case anyone's interested, Why Golf Balls Have Dimples (howstuffworks.com) . Taking that concept and trying to unde...
by elfurbe
Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sharkoon Silent Eagle
Replies: 23
Views: 10315

Agreed, on the review. I've found lots of sites that posted "reviews" like "So, we swapped out one of our 7 case fans on the test rig with this thing and WOW is it quiet! On our A64 4800+ X2 Dual 7800GTX quad-Raptor test system running Quake 4 at 2560x1600, we couldn't even hear it over the jet-turb...
by elfurbe
Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sharkoon Silent Eagle
Replies: 23
Views: 10315

Sharkoon Silent Eagle

I've been researching some quieter fan solutions for my rig and I came across this on HardOCP, and I couldn't find any references to it in the forums here. Anyone even heard of these guys let alone this fan? The specs seem pretty decent, but then the specs on the Thermaltake Silent Cats seem pretty ...