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by Howard
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mugen-2 CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 23827

Looks like we have a new value winner, then.

EDIT: May I suggest adding the "Discuss this article in the SPCR forums." link to every page of an article, not just the last one?
by Howard
Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mugen-2 CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 23827

If I'm reading this correctly, the Mugen-2 with two fans is the best combo you've ever tested at 12 dBa or less, bar none.
by Howard
Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 81567

How are the acoustics of the 525W model compared with the 625W model?
by Howard
Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 239378

Dunno if this is of any help now

http://www.silcom.com/~aludwig/My_Music_Room.htm
by Howard
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus EN9600GT Silent Edition Graphics Card
Replies: 21
Views: 11509

Those heat pipes don't look like aluminum to me. Perhaps they're nickel-plated copper.
by Howard
Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 70327

Too bad they didn't plate the pipes for corrosion resistance.
by Howard
Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Problem with P150
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

Yes, AuraAllan got it right. The purpose of the tabs is to keep the spring-loaded false bay door flush against the rest of the bezel.

Shaving off the door might be what I have to do, then...
by Howard
Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Problem with P150
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

uppity
by Howard
Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Problem with P150
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

Problem with P150

My optical drive bay won't come out because the two little corner, uh, tabs at the top block the door.

What should I do? I don't want to cut the tabs...
by Howard
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Solid-State PSU Cooling: Beyond the Pail!
Replies: 68
Views: 38654

After all, just like water it is an incompressible fluid, which means excellent vibration transfer with minimal energy loss. Water does compress to some degree, which is part of the reason we bleed our car brake pipes from time to time. Brake fluid compresses much less than water...but is hydroscop...
by Howard
Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Q: Heat pipes need gravity - do they work better vertically
Replies: 6
Views: 2638

Heat pipes by definition have internal wicks. The ones without wicks are called thermal syphons.

aaa; if they were solid copper, heatsinks with heat pipes would perform worse than the ones without.
by Howard
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anandtech Review: MTRON SSD 32GB vs. WD1500 Raptor
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

We finally have a viable solution as far as balancing performance and noise goes. Heck, this thing does both, at the expense of $$$.

Be damned if the silence freaks aren't pleased, though.
by Howard
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best way to quiet an eVGA 8600GT SC?
Replies: 5
Views: 3080

uppity
by Howard
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Opening up the Centurion 534 bezel
Replies: 1
Views: 1562

uppity
by Howard
Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Opening up the Centurion 534 bezel
Replies: 1
Views: 1562

Opening up the Centurion 534 bezel

Owners of this case will know that the vent holes for the front intake fan are only on the lower half of the case behind the mesh. What I want to do is to put a fan in the top three 5.25" bays and have it blow through three suspended HDs. However, the flow restriction would be extremely high, so I w...
by Howard
Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Flash! Fans not a primary noise source! Really!
Replies: 25
Views: 11430

Did you come to a conclusion about how to minimize the noise?
by Howard
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: check out my heatsinks
Replies: 31
Views: 17376

Looks like something a fool would buy. Even if I had the money, I wouldn't buy something like that because it would be practically impossible to install. Maybe if you split up the radiator into 3 parts... Not only that, you'd need to design a different model for every motherboard.
by Howard
Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best way to quiet an eVGA 8600GT SC?
Replies: 5
Views: 3080

Best way to quiet an eVGA 8600GT SC?

The HR-03 is an option, but I don't want to spend that kind of money just yet. Any ideas?
by Howard
Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 269906

Anybody know about the 8600GT?
by Howard
Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heat Pipe goes mainstream !
Replies: 4
Views: 2182

The corners shouldn't have been cut off. And, of course, they should have made it to fit 120mm fans.
by Howard
Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: radiator + pump in closet?
Replies: 7
Views: 3721

The closet will heat up. You knew that, right?
by Howard
Wed May 16, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EXECUTION OF NINJA MURDERER (REV. B) [thread probation]
Replies: 65
Views: 26224

derekchinese wrote:LONG LIVE THERMALRIGHT ULTRA 120 EXTREME AND TUNIQ TOWER 120!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Tuniq may still be hard to find, and many U-120 Extremes are coming with convex bases.
by Howard
Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP Pavilion a1630n + a1640n: AMD/Intel desktop PCs
Replies: 30
Views: 21780

It is just me, or do the machines look like total crap?
by Howard
Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Solid-State PSU Cooling: Beyond the Pail!
Replies: 68
Views: 38654

I think the powder would be a terrible idea. Unless you pack it HARD, it'll be more like thermal insulation, what with all those air gaps.
by Howard
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I love experiments. Even if only fin spacing!
Replies: 27
Views: 7879

What fan and fan speed?
by Howard
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Zalman CNPS9700-NT nVidia Tritium Super Aero Flower
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

High Intensity Green LED Fan
by Howard
Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC upgrade advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

AMD's CPUs are inferior both in max performance and performance/price, if you allow overclocking... perhaps even if you don't.

If you plan to move to Vista, 2GB of memory is definitely recommended.
by Howard
Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Removing dampening material (edit: got it all off!)
Replies: 24
Views: 6260

Nail polish remover might be sold cheaper as "acetone".
by Howard
Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Insulating (not dampening) material for Solo case
Replies: 11
Views: 3644

Almost any kind of mineral wool or open-cell foam will work.