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by lloydo
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
Replies: 98
Views: 78387

Just got one of these, and the thing is LOUD. Quite disappointed really.

Hope Antec do a recall..
by lloydo
Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Buy Nvidia 8600GTS now, or wait for 9600GT ?
Replies: 30
Views: 15975

Considering a 8600 GTS, 8800 GT, 9600 GT? It was a no brainer for me. I got a HD 3870 and I'm really impressed with it.
by lloydo
Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon hd3850 (105w)
Replies: 79
Views: 36624

I was planning on installing my Aerocool VM-101 on the card first thing before trying the 3850, but decided to listen to the stock cooling. To my surprise, it really is quiet. My system sounds the same. I tried running RTHDRIBL fullscreen and the fan speed does not seem to change. This is great new...
by lloydo
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent P182 Setup, Hard to Beat!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 15722

The top and bootom fans are reversed, nothing I can do the Scythe can only be used that way otherwise the blades hit the VGA heatsink, shame isn't it, all the other fans don't offer the same Noise/Airflow, except the Nexus but it cannot be used horizontally as it generates a clicking noise.. Its a ...
by lloydo
Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon hd3850 (105w)
Replies: 79
Views: 36624

As much as my 1950 irritates me, the 3850 with this power envelope doesn't seem like a worthy replacement. And if it's indeed around 100W, then it's going to have pretty bad performance-per-watt - the 1950 is 65W max. Thanks for your reply, I didn't realise the 1950 was such a low-power card. Does ...
by lloydo
Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon hd3850 (105w)
Replies: 79
Views: 36624

Matija wrote:Ugh... 100W is a LOT. No 3850 for me, then :( And that's already wattage that requires a HR-03+ and a fan, or heavy ducting.
What else would you use? I don't know of any gaming card that comes near in terms of performance that isn't 150 W...
by lloydo
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon hd3850 (105w)
Replies: 79
Views: 36624

Guys check this out http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.madboxpc.com%2Fcontenido.php%3Fid%3D5430&langpair=es%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Here are the most important slides: http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/5861/pplayob0.jpg http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8406/pplay2yy7.jpg Good ne...
by lloydo
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon hd3850 (105w)
Replies: 79
Views: 36624

JazzJackRabbit wrote:Take that SPCR. :wink:
Here's hoping AMD can pull off a passive 85 W HD3850...
by lloydo
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon hd3850 (105w)
Replies: 79
Views: 36624

The TechReport article noted the 8800GT cooler as "whisper-quiet" ... who knows what that means.
by lloydo
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon hd3850 (105w)
Replies: 79
Views: 36624

Sorry its a dead link
by lloydo
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon hd3850 (105w)
Replies: 79
Views: 36624

I am really interested in this card. I'd like to buy one, if I can get my hands on an Asus A8R32 motherboard (so I can upgrade to PCIe). It seems stupid, but I really want to keep my Opteron for a while :¬) I wonder what sort of cooling will be necessary for these new AMD/ATI cards? Hopefully more ...
by lloydo
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182B Game Rig ( Silencing in Progress )
Replies: 2
Views: 3213

How did you go silencing the red beast?

I believe ThermalRight have a HR-03 out compatible with R600.
by lloydo
Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK-3480: 80-Plus Case
Replies: 65
Views: 39800

Would have been nice to see some photos of the system fully built (since you had to build it to test it!) but nice review anyway.

For small cases, Antec should supply modular power supplies. Actually they should just make them standard across the board!
by lloydo
Sun May 06, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amusing computer related names
Replies: 45
Views: 19399

Haha yeah those Inquirer fellas are really funny, open sauce in particular!

One I heard the other day when someone was complaining about helping novices:

PICNIC

Problem In Chair, Not in Computer :D
by lloydo
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Silent Playstation 2-HTPC Hybrid WIP UPdate 17/10
Replies: 37
Views: 29582

This is very impressive, justblair. I can't wait to see it finished! I think I somewhat share your thermophobia too. Better cool than not :wink:
by lloydo
Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VGA Cooler Roundup: A Thermalright, two Zalmans, and an Arct
Replies: 54
Views: 33992

MikeC wrote:The AC NVS5 comes with TIM pads that are kind of sticky. They were used.
Oh. Neither my Accelero or NV5.3 came with them... thanks anyway :)
by lloydo
Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VGA Cooler Roundup: A Thermalright, two Zalmans, and an Arct
Replies: 54
Views: 33992

Sorry to be annoying, but Devon could you quickly tell me how you affixed the aluminium plate to the rear of your Aeolus 6800 GT?
by lloydo
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VGA Cooler Roundup: A Thermalright, two Zalmans, and an Arct
Replies: 54
Views: 33992

The last step is optional but highly recommended: A separate aluminum plate provides additional cooling for any RAM chips on the back side of the card. It also draws some heat through the PCB, so it is useful even on cards without rear-mounted RAM chips. At the bottom of page 2 devon recommends I d...
by lloydo
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VGA Cooler Roundup: A Thermalright, two Zalmans, and an Arct
Replies: 54
Views: 33992

I recently had the chance to put both a NV5.3 and an Accelero X1 on my 6800 GT (actually an AOpen Aeolus too :)). Being quite a bit of a newbie, I still found them very easy to put on (even if the instructions weren't very helpful). One thing I wasn't sure of was how to affix the aluminium backing p...
by lloydo
Mon May 01, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dream build gone bad
Replies: 18
Views: 5241

For those with ASUS motherboards, do you have QFan enabled in the BIOS? It will turn off the CPU fan if it is below a threshold (which on my motherboard, K8V Deluxe, you cannot change) and slowly ramp it beyond that.

Cheers,
Lloyd
by lloydo
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P150
Replies: 10
Views: 7585

Dear Wilhelm-Tell, How have you undervolted your Nexus and AC Freezer64 Pro fans? Is the Freezer connected to the CPU fan header? I'm a big fan of your setup. Oh, do you have any intake fans? I'm considering a similar build and I would like to have 1 or 2 real silent 92 mm fans running as slowly as ...
by lloydo
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Should I run this in a P150...
Replies: 25
Views: 5925

I was talking about running the ninja passively... as fas as I know, it doesn't come with a fan (right?), so I assumed that was the most common way that they were installed. In Australia, it seems you can't get Ninjas without a Scythe fan: http://www.pccasegear.com/prod2634.htm P.S. Has anyone test...
by lloydo
Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P150 with silver Floppy
Replies: 12
Views: 5071

THanks! I'll let you know how I go. :)
by lloydo
Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P150 with silver Floppy
Replies: 12
Views: 5071

I have only painted plastic parts, but I suppose painting the case could be done. But the results are not likely to be a glossy smooth finish that existed on the case before you painted it. I am not sure if a black P150 would look all that great anyway, since the front bezel is unpainted aluminum w...
by lloydo
Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P150 with silver Floppy
Replies: 12
Views: 5071

m0002a wrote:I wish there would be a standard PC color so I don't have to keep painting my external drives. Can we expect the EU to dictate such a standard color soon?
hahaha :D Thanks for your advice. How well do you reckon painting a black cover P150 white would go? :?
by lloydo
Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P150 with silver Floppy
Replies: 12
Views: 5071

Haha yeah nice one! I've actually been trying for a while to think of a way to colour-match and paint the black front of my Sony FDD to go with my upcoming P150. There's always the tempting option of not mounting my floppy externally, it's hardly ever used anyway. I reckon I might mount it backwards...
by lloydo
Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P150: Money well spent
Replies: 33
Views: 17614

Well spolitta I reckon it's great, well done. :)
by lloydo
Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 45740

Ah yeah of course that makes a lot more sense.

Cheers :)
by lloydo
Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 45740

warriorpoet wrote:Wow, I'm someone's hero :lol: :shock: :lol:
You said you removed the RAM thermal pads on the NV 5.3, did you use any thermal paste to apply them to the chips or just firmly affixed them? Excuse me for being a newbie, but I'm keen to mod my Aopen 6800 GT (it's so noisy!).
by lloydo
Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case airflow vs. Artic Cooling VGA coolers
Replies: 7
Views: 2518

double post, sorry