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by gb115b
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Updated recommended fans list?
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

Re: Updated recommended fans list?

wow, thanks! very thorough.

problem is it's for a new build, so i haven't got hold of my motherboard (p9d-i) to see what fan control options are available.

maybe one i get it i'll play around first before picking my fans (and suffer through the built in lian li one's on my q18b in the meantime)
by gb115b
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Updated recommended fans list?
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

Updated recommended fans list?

is it out of date? seems there were a lot of reviewed fans in 2013 that aren't in there?

i was hoping to get a 'definitive' recommendation for a 14cm PWM fan (but the reviews lead me to think they're all a bit sub-par?)
by gb115b
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
Replies: 61
Views: 49330

Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Congratulations to Mike and all involved! great site, great forums!

any special celebration? maybe some more of those laser-cut badges! :)
by gb115b
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Build Time - Seasonic Platinum PSU??
Replies: 7
Views: 3376

New Build Time - Seasonic Platinum PSU??

anyone have anything to say about the 760 or 1000W (overkill) versions of this?

I've always gone for seasonic, is it worth shopping around for new brands (available in the UK)?
by gb115b
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M CPU Heatsink
Replies: 16
Views: 10210

Re: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M CPU Heatsink

any word on the 140M version of this? time for a new build and looking at a number of parts not yet seen on SPCR...
by gb115b
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua to use Active Noise Cancellation in new Fan
Replies: 49
Views: 73959

Re: Noctua to use Active Noise Cancellation in new Fan

so retail availability looks a bit far off for now? when do you think you'll get a hands-on, Mike?

looking forward to what corsair have to offer as well :)
by gb115b
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gelid Slim Silence & Prolimatech Samuel 17 LP CPU Cooler
Replies: 12
Views: 6476

Re: Gelid Slim Silence & Prolimatech Samuel 17 LP CPU Cooler

any reviews on the intel version.... i'd probably be only running with a corei3 at a push an i5

i'm hoping this would still be pretty damn silent though?
by gb115b
Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung Series 9 Ultra Portable Notebook
Replies: 6
Views: 2728

Re: Samsung Series 9 Ultra Portable Notebook

I bought this machine when it first came out... now the market looks to be set to be flooded with 'ultrabooks' as intel have branded them... it's not that silent, but seems comparable with the macbook pro my g/f has... wish the little details (montor and keyboard bexel) on the machine weren't glossy...
by gb115b
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2600K
Replies: 12
Views: 5801

Re: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2

how about some S and T series reviews? I saw a review somewhere and was quite disappointed. Energy efficiency gain is close to nothing at idle; on load energy drop is much smaller than performance drop You'll be better off undervolting a regular processor. Edit: its not that bad, but you still lose...
by gb115b
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2600K
Replies: 12
Views: 5801

Re: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2

how about some S and T series reviews?

:(
by gb115b
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 18776

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Update

Mike btw, any comments on uefi boot times?? :D
by gb115b
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 18776

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Update

missingremote is the only one that talks about 24fps support with UAC disabled, you'd probably have to ping them for more details. Anandtech claims in their article that their is no 24p support due to a limitation in the chipset (from what i read).. I guess only Intel know the real answer! judging b...
by gb115b
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 18776

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Update

speaking of which Mike, did you do a judder test with sandy bridge, i'm getting mixed reports of 24p support (missingremote.com seems to say there are extra options without UAC enabled?)
by gb115b
Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 18776

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Update

upscaling / filters etc. i find my bluray rips seem fine... but it's the standard def videos that aren't as good...

have a play with some of the ffdshow filters you might get a more pleasing picture...
by gb115b
Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO
Replies: 48
Views: 20472

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO

any comments on boot times for these boards? i was very interested to see what the new UEFI bios could do...
by gb115b
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 18776

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Update

also can someone confirm the lack of 24p support?
by gb115b
Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 18776

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Update

What i'm really interested in is the performance of the S series parts with (I gues) the HD 2000 series... that'd probably be the basis of my new HTPC if all goes well...
by gb115b
Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Electronic Noise and Tinnitus
Replies: 58
Views: 73048

Re: Electronic Noise and Tinnitus

I hear a large amount of electronic noise from my iPod Touch. does anyone else have this problem?
by gb115b
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i5-661: A 32nm CPU with Integrated Graphics
Replies: 86
Views: 32002

any experience on the speedfan compatability of this board?
by gb115b
Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i5-661: A 32nm CPU with Integrated Graphics
Replies: 86
Views: 32002

@b_rubenstein

thanks! that's exactly the info i needed.... guess this is going to be the basis of my next HTPC!
by gb115b
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i5-661: A 32nm CPU with Integrated Graphics
Replies: 86
Views: 32002

does the hdmi port support audio over it?

also does the intel chipset / driver support Protected Audio Path (so it can output full dts hd sound to a reciever over the hdmi, or is it converted and seperated out to 7.1 first?)
by gb115b
Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best Premium i7 Motherboard for Fan Control (with Speedfan)
Replies: 4
Views: 1839

really? nothing?? Mike?
by gb115b
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best Premium i7 Motherboard for Fan Control (with Speedfan)
Replies: 4
Views: 1839

Best Premium i7 Motherboard for Fan Control (with Speedfan)

anyone have any recommendations for the best Premium i7 Motherboard for Fan Control (with Speedfan)?

i'm currently using a Gigabyte EX58-UD5 which has lots of headers...but only the cpu one is controllable it seems...
by gb115b
Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Advice for mini ITX build, core components + remote
Replies: 10
Views: 6857

the fin spacing looks awful tight on that heatsink... i'd think the mini-inja would do a better job (if it fits)

let us know, i'm quite keen on a psile / mini ninja option
by gb115b
Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ACTUAL Intel Processor Power Consumption!
Replies: 43
Views: 69565

any updated version of these charts?
by gb115b
Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: help explain TDP and TcaseMax
Replies: 19
Views: 54141

so we're still saying the faster it is the harder it'd be to cool...

TDP isn't an absolute measure of how many watts it's drawing?
by gb115b
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 82428

i like the idle power draws though....!
by gb115b
Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: help explain TDP and TcaseMax
Replies: 19
Views: 54141

sorry this is a bit of a n00b question should all CPUs of equivalent TDP be roughly as easy to cool basically i'm looking to upgrade an old 2.13 Ghz Core2Duo - which is rated at 65W TDP and can see that i can go to a 3. something Ghz one which is 65W TDP or even a Quad Core (S Series) which are also...
by gb115b
Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus RX-8500 850W Power Supply
Replies: 12
Views: 5774

is there any chance of re-testing the Zalman?

it's a shame that its always mentioned in the reviews but we're unable to do a direct comparison (as much as that's possible with varying conditions)