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by potsy
Fri May 17, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel vs Gigabyte Z77 board and speedfan?
Replies: 5
Views: 3355

Re: Intel vs Gigabyte Z77 board and speedfan?

Just thought I'd leave a note that I went with the Gigabyte board and the system 1 fan works fine with speedfan. Don't know about the others because I don't have any pwm fans but no reason to think they wouldn't work too.
by potsy
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 286549

Re: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]

How about this one? A 1965 electric Humber Vogue. Which comes with a super detailed blog about how it was retro fitted. And it goes - youtube tells us so! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-22PXvaIfjc8/ULKjmHMNRUI/AAAAAAAAB-s/QYV3FkfLlwA/s1600/IMAG0638m.jpg Yep, that's an electric car. Check out the dash! ht...
by potsy
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel vs Gigabyte Z77 board and speedfan?
Replies: 5
Views: 3355

Re: Intel vs Gigabyte Z77 board and speedfan?

Thanks for your replies. I'm still deciding. I think: Intel: great control with supplied software. CPU fan must be PWM (my fans are Nexus three pins). Gigabyte: Three pin control on CPU fan and sys1 fan. Sys 2 & 3 PWM only. Looks like people have had some trouble setting up the Gigabyte boards with ...
by potsy
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel vs Gigabyte Z77 board and speedfan?
Replies: 5
Views: 3355

Intel vs Gigabyte Z77 board and speedfan?

Hi all, It's upgrade time here. I've been thinking of buying the Intel DZ77GA-70K because the review here shows it has 4 controllable fan headers that read all sensors and works with speedfan: http://www.silentpcreview.com/Intel_DZ77GA-70K . But my neighbour who is helping me suggests a cheaper Giga...
by potsy
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will HFX EF28 power my rig?
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Will HFX EF28 power my rig?

I've been useing the EF28 to power the system in my sig since 2007, which would use much more power - 5750GPU, old Q9300CPU and 2 HDD! I haven't stressed the GPU on purpose but I have run it with prime95 at 100% cpu and with my audio software fully loaded. No problems, no coil whine, no reason to th...
by potsy
Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: "In Forums" new look has negative effect on viewing habits
Replies: 13
Views: 12212

Re: "In Forums" new look has negative effect on viewing habi

Except that that requires you to log on first which is an even greater disincentive to just visit on your way past to see what's going on. I came back today after months of not really checking in. Although I did look once and saw that every single "in post" entry had something to do with voting for ...
by potsy
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New DAW build for music production
Replies: 39
Views: 7981

Re: New DAW build for music production

Another PSU option is the mCubed 280w external. I think mCubed products don't get much of a run here because they're not widely distributed in the US but for you in the Eurozone they're a good option. I have been using the EF28 psu for a few years and it hasn't let me down: EF28 link
by potsy
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New DAW build for music production
Replies: 39
Views: 7981

Re: New DAW build for music production

Maybe for your drives get 7200rpm notebook drives and put them in scythe quiet drives. In my experience that is a lot quieter than soft mounting or suspending a desktop drive - I have done both and it is really hard to hear a notebook drive inside a scythe box. You can generally get notebook drives ...
by potsy
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter
Replies: 26
Views: 13686

Re: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter

Having discovered the Audioengine wireless adapter through this article, I bought one today (the new W3). I have tried a number of wireless products and found they had noise issues. These, however, are a really good product. I was prepared to be disappointed but I'm not! I wouldn't call myself an au...
by potsy
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 252658

Re: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR

If you're only going to use the fan underneath the Noctua, can you swap the clips around and put the 120mm fan at the bottom? That would be quieter... [edit]: oh, I see in the review you can put the 120mm fan below.
by potsy
Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: "In Forums" new look has negative effect on viewing habits
Replies: 13
Views: 12212

"In Forums" new look has negative effect on viewing habits

Hi there SPCR, I thought I'd let you know that the new look of the "In Forums" list has had the effect that my visits to the site have reduced from a quick look most days to not bothering for about three weeks now. Mostly when surfing, I used to open SPCR and glance down the list to see if anything ...
by potsy
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Ooooooh, shiny new forum!
Replies: 59
Views: 24533

Re: Ooooooh, shiny new forum!

What's really bad is that on the front page the SPCR forums list now separately lists every new reply made to a post, rather than just when a new post is made. It used to be that you could have a look and see at a glance what topics were being posted about. But at the moment, for example, four of th...
by potsy
Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arrggh: going crazy trying to get three monitors from HD5750
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Thank you both for your replies. Looks like I didn't do my research thoroughly enough, but I feel like I've been dudded by the sales talk. The amd website says "comprehensive operating system support that includes Windows 7, Vista and Linux" and I guess I glossed over it thinking "comprehensive" mig...
by potsy
Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arrggh: going crazy trying to get three monitors from HD5750
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Arrggh: going crazy trying to get three monitors from HD5750

Hi there all, I would like to run a projector and two monitors from my PC. Would like to do it from one card because it would be quieter and use less power. And I have only 1 PCIe slot anyway. After much research, I bought a powercolor passive HD5750 and a monitor with a display port input (because ...
by potsy
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless 5750 availability in Australia?
Replies: 11
Views: 2819

The Powercolor 5750 can be had in Oz if you buy from Hong Kong. After selling my Gigabyte I got a Powercolor from a mob called linke

About $190AUD + postage.

I haven't installed it yet, but it arrived safe and sound and took about a week, so they seem like a good mob.

Potsy
by potsy
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backup by internal removable disks
Replies: 19
Views: 3323

I know the place you keep your backup is a side issue here, but I keep my second, weekly backup disk, in the car. Unlikely I'll lose the car and the house at the same time and if I do a backup might be the least of my worries!
by potsy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Bling makes fans quieter - Nexus D12SL-12WL ???
Replies: 6
Views: 1707

Thanks for the replies. Looks like the consensus is to stick with what we know and steer clear of the bling! I'm tempted to get a clear LED fan as well just to see how it goes and report back. It would take me weeks to get round to it, but I'll update this thread if I do.
by potsy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 36977

Mike, I agree! I'm not sure why I found the time to write all those words. I used the phrase "delicate sensibilities" to poke fun at myself for having them. I didn't mean criticism or offence really, just a raised eyebrow. Which you already emoticonned anyway. So, sorry about that. I'll stop clutter...
by potsy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 36977

I opened this thread becuase I've always liked the look of these cases and the way they work. So when I saw the topic I looked at it. But my delicate sensibilities were unsettled by your first reply Mike. It turned the post into a justification for being keen about posting. The gallery, surely, is t...
by potsy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Bling makes fans quieter - Nexus D12SL-12WL ???
Replies: 6
Views: 1707

Bling makes fans quieter - Nexus D12SL-12WL ???

After a couple of years my Noctuas are starting to whine, so I thought I'd try a Nexus D12SL-12, since it's on the recommended list. When I looked it up, I noticed that the specs on the Nexus site say that the version with the hard clear plastic and the blue LEDs is 18db at 1m, as opposed to 23db fo...
by potsy
Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What is the quietest 5700 or 5800 series card?
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

There's a Gigabyte 5750: linky

If you like you could buy mine which I have on ebay at the moment: linky

Presumably Middle Earth is somewhere in the South Island of New Zealand. I'm in Oz, so it's not too far to post.

Potsy
by potsy
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Will 5750 or 5770 passive cards fit antec 2480 fusion case ?
Replies: 21
Views: 8154

I can confirm that too... no mod needed for my Fusion case, card installed in the first slot.
Potsy
by potsy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Someone plz remind me; custom alu cases - New England
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Was it A-tech? They make a range of heatsink cases: link

Potsy
by potsy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PowerColor HD 5750 Passive Cooling Video Card Too Big
Replies: 21
Views: 7554

Hi there Grump, just wondering if you found a solution. I'm having the same frustration - choosing a graphics card just isn't as simple as you think it would be. I didn't get the powercolor because it would be too tall. Bought a gigabyte GV-R575SL-1GI because some of the good folk here posted pics t...
by potsy
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless 5750 availability in Australia?
Replies: 11
Views: 2819

Hey there theycallmebruce, I bought this fanless 5750 off ebay which you can buy from me if you'd like: gigabyte GV-R575SL-1GI Because it has four outputs I thought I would be able to use it to drive three monitors at once (I have a dual set up and I recently bought a projector so I want a third out...
by potsy
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Heatpads: What are they made from?
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

You can buy thermal transfer tape at electronics shops. For example here in Oz my local is Jaycar which sells this stuff: linky

3M make a range of products, so you should be able to source one of these to suit. Here's a pdf of those: linkky

Is that the stuff you're talking about?

Potsy
by potsy
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Will 5750 or 5770 passive cards fit antec 2480 fusion case ?
Replies: 21
Views: 8154

Hey IMOM and fwiffo,
Thanks for posting the info and pics. I've just ordered my gigabyte!
Potsy
by potsy
Mon May 31, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: QUIET Voiceover Recording / Video Editing PC - thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 3245

My two cents: 1. put a switch in line with your case fans so you can turn them off during takes. Your system won't overheat during the few minutes you're recording a voice over take. I leave mine off for more than an hour at a time. A simple way is to get a fan controller like the zalman fanmate and...
by potsy
Mon May 17, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Will 5750 or 5770 passive cards fit antec 2480 fusion case ?
Replies: 21
Views: 8154

fwiffo, thanks for posting the pics, I'm thinking about the same issue and that looks helpful. Your graph paper is imperial right? Which would make the whole thing about 6 inches at it's highest point. In my Fusion 120mm is about the limit, or just under 5 inches. A whole extra inch just isn't going...