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by gvblake22
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 460 launched today
Replies: 93
Views: 42119

It has one very serious flaw - zero compatibility with aftermarket coolers. Looking at the picture, you can see that holes are not in square. but are positioned in rectangle (one side is longer than the other). So unless you are lucky with your choice of stock cooler, then you will have hard time s...
by gvblake22
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX 460 to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 14309

I got the Gigabyte 1GB version and it is very quiet. Not silent, but pretty quiet. Haven't had a chance to really push it yet, but so far I'm very happy. Does it have an accessible fan control and have you had a chance to mess with it? No, I really haven't had a chance to mess with it. I didn't ins...
by gvblake22
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX 460 to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 14309

I got the Gigabyte 1GB version and it is very quiet. Not silent, but pretty quiet. Haven't had a chance to really push it yet, but so far I'm very happy.
by gvblake22
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 460 launched today
Replies: 93
Views: 42119

To anyone who is interested, I just noticed Prolimatech ... I guess with a bit of effort and a few readily available tools most ppl could copy this design or make sth similar to have a ghetto adapter. Very true, it doesn't seem overly complicated. I sent out a few e-mails to different e-tailers tha...
by gvblake22
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja 3, Shuriken Rev B. or Samurai ZZ in Mini ITX?
Replies: 5
Views: 2730

Hehehe, yeah, there's no way you're getting a full size Scythe Ninja in there without some serious modifications to the internal layout of the case. Maybe a Ninja Mini, but not the big daddy.
by gvblake22
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 460 launched today
Replies: 93
Views: 42119

To anyone who is interested, I just noticed Prolimatech just came out with an adapter kit to fit the MK-13 to GTX 460. Who knows how much it will cost or who will carry it though...
by gvblake22
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 80+ Gold = very quiet ??
Replies: 9
Views: 2838

You can't compare 80 Plux Gold power supplies without inlcuding the Seasonic X series . They even have fanless models too. But to answer your question: No, not necessarily. You have a better chance of it being quiet because only high quality power supplies will have a gold certification, but it's no...
by gvblake22
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Twin Turbo Pro now supports 5850
Replies: 3
Views: 2074

Which model of Sapphire 5850 do you have? Please post a link.

Pictures of your setup are always nice too. :)
by gvblake22
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Mini & AMD Sempron 140
Replies: 11
Views: 3670

I just nabbed myself a Scythe Ninja Mini and I'm running it passively on a stock Core i5 750 without issues. The case is a Lian Li PC-101 mid tower modded with one 120mm Yate Loon intake (at half speed) and two Arctic Cooling 120mm "Arctic Fan" as exhaust (also set to about half - 3/4 speed. Temps n...
by gvblake22
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Twin Turbo Pro installed on my 5850
Replies: 6
Views: 5885

Great job there, thanks for the great pics!
by gvblake22
Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Project: cool the 5850 by a S1 R2
Replies: 25
Views: 9311

I saw someone (I think it may have even been on the SPCR forums) that was able to remove the shroud on the DVI connectors to fit the S1 on there without it hitting. The actual contacts for the DVI connector went up at a 45º angle instead of 90º so it just cleared the edge of the S1. I don't know h...
by gvblake22
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low Profile Graphic Cards
Replies: 12
Views: 3491

Looking at it again, I really think a 8800 gts could fit in it, but I'd like someone who has a NSK1480 to confirm this. I have an Antec Minuet (which is prettymuch the same as the NSK1480) and you will not be able to fit anything but a low profile card in there. I haven't seen a low profile 8800GTS...
by gvblake22
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low Profile Graphic Cards
Replies: 12
Views: 3491

Is this card for gaming or for HTPC type use? If gaming, I think the 9600GT is probably your best bet. If for an HTPC, the new HD5450 seems to be a good buy.
by gvblake22
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Suggestion for a quiet yet semi-powerful graphic card?
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

The VaporX version of the HD5770 is supposed to be pretty good and should perform pretty close to the GTX260.
by gvblake22
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4850 Cooling?
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

Re: I'll second that!

Deliriou5 wrote:I'll second the Accelero S1 rev2. I have that on my 4850 running passive. It's great. Low temps and no sound :D

Can't go wrong with that.

-Deliriou5
Same here, mu 4850 ran passive just fine with the Accelero S1.
by gvblake22
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Prolimatech MK-13 - best current lo-noise hi-end VGA cooler?
Replies: 25
Views: 11124

Just found a review at BenchmarkReviews where they test the MK-13 on a 9800GT with no fans attached. It actually still cooled better than the stock cooler! A 5850 will probably be pushing the thermal limits of the MK-13 with no fans. :(
by gvblake22
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Prolimatech MK-13 - best current lo-noise hi-end VGA cooler?
Replies: 25
Views: 11124

A review is also posted at Legion Hardware. As for availability, Frozen CPU is the only place I've seen it listed and they don't have an ETA. I am very excited for this to finally become available. What do you think are the chances of this cooling an HD5850 passively with decent surrounding airflow...
by gvblake22
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Prolimatech MK-13 - best current lo-noise hi-end VGA cooler?
Replies: 25
Views: 11124

A review is also posted at Legion Hardware. As for availability, Frozen CPU is the only place I've seen it listed and they don't have an ETA. I am very excited for this to finally become available. What do you think are the chances of this cooling an HD5850 passively with decent surrounding airflow ...
by gvblake22
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stock Intel LGA 775 cooler specifications
Replies: 2
Views: 2135

Stock Intel LGA 775 cooler specifications

Does anyone know or have a link to information regarding the specifications (fan speeds, noise levels, air flow, thermal resistance, etc.) of the newest version of the stock Intel LGA 775 heatsink/fan?
by gvblake22
Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GS passive, 32W
Replies: 90
Views: 29301

doudou wrote:To me the 7600GS is not a good deal. You do not get extra 2D features compared to a 6600 but the price is a lot higher, and it consumes more.
Maybe it will be useful for things like Vista's Aero interface ?

X1600s seems of more value for money.
What 2D features are you referring to?
by gvblake22
Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Slimline optical drive mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 3660

I'm vexed by this same question...
Are there any screw holes on the sides of the slim optical drives that you could convievably make a custom mounting cage for the drive and just screw it in the sides of the drive like you would a HDD or regular optical drive?