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by MamiyaOtaru
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 6xxx
Replies: 48
Views: 9559

Re: Radeon HD 6xxx

They compare very closely in benchmarks. The 6870 is slightly faster, but uses more power. That is something *you* can verify by checking reviews. ( * ) Perhaps you have to check your post (and rip off the () around the quoted URL, maybe). However, just to confirm the performance difference is very...
by MamiyaOtaru
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 6xxx
Replies: 48
Views: 9559

Re: Radeon HD 6xxx

That really doesn't have anything to do with what I asked. Yes, better cooler will help, but that goes for both the 5850 and 6870.My question has nothing to do with coolers, I am talking about a fundamental property of the chip. I already wrote about the performance per watt of the new GPU. The new...
by MamiyaOtaru
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 6xxx
Replies: 48
Views: 9559

Re: Radeon HD 6xxx

The 6870 sits between the 5870 and 5850, so it actually performs better than the 5850. The edge is there but slight, and according to most reviews goes hand in hand with an increase in power used. They are quite comparable. But how can you possibly think it is relevant to say " die shrinks actually...
by MamiyaOtaru
Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 6xxx
Replies: 48
Views: 9559

Re: Radeon HD 6xxx

I had been interested in a 5850. Now the 6870 is out, and has about the same performance, with the same power draw. Yet in most of the tests I have seen it runs louder and hotter. So correct me if I am wrong on this: given two cards with the same power draw, the one with the smaller die size will ru...
by MamiyaOtaru
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja 3 announced
Replies: 22
Views: 3862

Finally no push pins, they fixed the major flaw in all Ninja coolers. Now they might actually be able to compete with the True,HR-01 +,Noctua,Megahalems. Pushes pins was one the reason I would never touch a Scythe Ninja. my old Ninja had a backplate. When they got rid of them I went with an HR-01 f...
by MamiyaOtaru
Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 480? Forget about it!
Replies: 26
Views: 4980

Crude oil ? I live in Quebec, 95% hydro-électricity so it's " clean " for the environment. And if you weren't using it all, some of it could be exported, so someone else wouldn't have to use as much crude oil. "Clean" power is a very limited resource. The more of it you use, the more crude oil is ...
by MamiyaOtaru
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI and Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 2798

LH has a pretty good rant about the state of non-nVidia graphics on Linux . Don't be too put off by the name, he's pretty spot on. Of course, I feel like gaming on Linux is in a worse state than it was a few years ago even, so you're probably fine going with ATI and dual booting so you can game in W...
by MamiyaOtaru
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 60106

Gigabyte and ASUS usually stay pretty mainstream in terms of card design...usually just rebranded reference designs. Uh, no, wrong. Gigabyte is known for interesting/innovative/effective No kidding. Here's their in house G92 based board, with three phase power to address vick1000's concern: http://...
by MamiyaOtaru
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 60106

gainward passive 8800gt

Wow.

Gainward is working on one beastly heatsink for a passive 8800gt.

How can that not bend the heck out of the card? Maybe having a flat shunk of metal glued to almost the whole length of the card helps.
by MamiyaOtaru
Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 60106

The hr-03 GT of course can also fit geForce 7 series cards, unlike the hr-03+. SO I can get a 6 pipe HR on my 7900gt :) I'm happiest about the 8800gt's smaller chip size since it caused the release of a beefed up hr-03 that fits my card hehe
by MamiyaOtaru
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: GigaByte GA-965P-DS3: Core 2 Motherboard for Everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 18754

The board has effectively been superceded anyway by the GA-P35-DS3R at the same price point, and I can't see why anyone would choose it in preference (assuming you can even still find one). Every review I've seen has said the p35 has higher power consumption than the p965. Given the lack of stunnin...
by MamiyaOtaru
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: does a case like this exist?
Replies: 13
Views: 6441

Re: does a case like this exist?

I'm a fan of the Stacker 810 . It meets your 3 requirements, but may not be what you have in mind. The ports are at the very top. It has removable air filter. No doors in front of the optical drives (I hate that). It falls a bit short though. The filters are hell to get to (front grills need to be r...
by MamiyaOtaru
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P150 mid-tower case w/ Neo HE 430 PSU
Replies: 206
Views: 158267

Shadowknight you are missing the point (and being obnoxius ;) ). I am aware of that most cases are less than perfect. Should we not bring attention to these issues instead of of hailing the least imperfect case? Here is my idea of a "Fantasy Perfect case" ;) http://home.vasteras2.net/embargo/Perfec...
by MamiyaOtaru
Tue May 22, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI's answer to NVidia 8800: R600
Replies: 87
Views: 41665

I have a hard time understanding this thread. Pages of people sure the r600 would destroy nVidia. Then a page of justifications when it didn't. What I don't understand is why people are so invested in this. Why some people hate the idea of an nVidia card performing better. Why people refuse to get a...
by MamiyaOtaru
Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright's new VGA cooler, the HR-03
Replies: 65
Views: 44796

Just found the following pre-review, but I'm not sure which card they used and if they used a fan http://www.ocxtreme.org/joomla/images/review/ThermalRightHR03/hr03realtemps/hr03xls.jpg From the other pictures in the same directory , such as this , it looks like they used a fan ;) this might help y...
by MamiyaOtaru
Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130261

I tried watercooling a couple years ago. It lowered temps nicely on my Athlon 1400. Of course, now my aircooled Core 2 Duo runs cooler than the Athlon on water. I initially tried out water after losing 4 fans (two CPU fans, a GPU fan and a northbridge fan). I thought water might be more reliable. Th...
by MamiyaOtaru
Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Core 2 Stacker, a few fans
Replies: 7
Views: 5313

Welcome to SPCR! [/size][/color] :wink: Thanks much! Even if I don't get to the levels of silence some here have attained, I'm moving in the right direction (not hard to do after that old machine), and SPCR was the inspiration. Yeah, that's the HR-05. Gets some flow from the bottom back fan, but fe...
by MamiyaOtaru
Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Core 2 Stacker, a few fans
Replies: 7
Views: 5313

unimatrix0, thanks for the advice. I guess I know what I'll be doing next. what's the acoustic level like at night? i would imagine 6-7 120mm fans will stack up It's not bad at all. Having more of them lets them spin slower and still move more air. Since 15 db + 15 db isn't 30 db (18 in fact, with 6...
by MamiyaOtaru
Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Core 2 Stacker, a few fans
Replies: 7
Views: 5313

Core 2 Stacker, a few fans

None of you know me yet, but this site was a big inspiration as I assembled my new PC, so here's the finished product, crit welcome. specs: Core 2 6600 (Scythe Ninja) Gigabyte ga-965g-ds3 (Thermalright HR-05 on NB) leadtek px7900gt tdh 2x1gb Corsair ddrII-800 Aerocool Zerodba 620w Western Digital Ca...