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by bryan_d
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe announces "Ninja 2"
Replies: 43
Views: 18664

It is a real shame that they not only refused to improve the mounting system, but they also made it unlikely to accept a feasible mounting solution. But I guess, if the argument can be made that the original RevA clips are better, then out of all three versions this would be the best; all ninjas can...
by bryan_d
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GPU cooler mounting hole dimensions :
Replies: 2
Views: 1977

maybe asking if a certain GPu cooler is compatible with a certain video card would be better, IMHO Certainly agree, seeing as though dimensions can even change with brand. But just for a heads up, the 6800 mounting holes are the same at the 7*00, Hd 38*0, G92, and G94 dimensions. Of course you need...
by bryan_d
Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Any Experience with Scythe Thermo Non-Contact Thermometer
Replies: 2
Views: 2418

I use the Micro Temp MT-100, and it too has a very short distance for achieving best readings. (Distance-to-Sight Ratio is 1:1) Basically the object must be an inch away to get the best reading. Odd that F.C. does not have a way to change the Temperature Degree reading. I know on my MT-100, there is...
by bryan_d
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK4000, Athlon64 X2 4000+, Noctua PSU
Replies: 32
Views: 17096

Nice setup,

I have the FSP400, and removing the grill for the fan made a significant difference in sound reduction; I wonder if you can reap even more benefits by doing the same?

bryan d
by bryan_d
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK4000, Athlon64 X2 4000+, Noctua PSU
Replies: 32
Views: 17096

all these people posting sub-30 temps for idle make me think you're using an outdated version of speedfan. download the newest beta of speedfan, retest, and let me know. cause if your temps really are that low, i need to take another look at my mounting... (42-44C idle, 60C load) Could also be just...
by bryan_d
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Enjoy the silence... (Updated May 2014)
Replies: 77
Views: 82466

:( Sorry to hear the acoustic dampening was a no go. So pretty much the foam is all show and no go... but darn is it a SHOW! :) That is probably the neatest configuration I have ever seen!

WOW.

Sorry and Congrats at the same time.

bryan d
by bryan_d
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet C2D in Old Case [56K Beware]
Replies: 5
Views: 3796

i like what u did with the cable hiding and opening up that HD area. out of curiousity, what cpu voltage did u need to hit 3.0ghz? (in bois and as read by cpu-z) In the Bios I have left it at the "default" setting, and with ORTHOS - Small FFT's CPU-Z reads 1.264 V. I can boot to the desktop running...
by bryan_d
Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Single fan, filtered, triple-head 4200+X2
Replies: 5
Views: 4467

Great job on the case!

That there is the Ultra Wizard, I have one too that I bought for FREE after mail in rebate. :)

I removed the HD cages too and have my HD suspended in mine.

It has a XP120 w/Yate-Loon, rear Yate exhaust, and a ducted passive X300.
by bryan_d
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright bolt-thru kit +ninja Installation Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

I have installed the 775 Kit for my dad's Silent Whisper, and it has the same plate height and size as the Ninja's. I did not have to use any washers of any sort, as there was no direct contact between the HSF and the motherboard. If you have AS5, then use it, because the paste that the Ninja arrive...
by bryan_d
Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Some rude case
Replies: 5
Views: 3982

That is quite crude, but functional nonetheless. Good job!

Have you tried blocking the upper vent, because it looks like it could be impeding the flow you desire for your passive CPU setup?

Good job,

bryan d
by bryan_d
Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja on my overclocked E4300
Replies: 3
Views: 1957

Heyo, I too am using the RevA Ninja with my e4300 running at 3GHz with stock voltage. It works quite well with a 800rpm scythe fan, and I know I can reach better temperatures when I lap the Base and IHS. Why not opt for the Accelero S1 instead? It is cheaper and with a nice fan, it will probably coo...
by bryan_d
Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet C2D in Old Case [56K Beware]
Replies: 5
Views: 3796

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by bryan_d
Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet C2D in Old Case [56K Beware]
Replies: 5
Views: 3796

Forgot temperatures:

CPU: 32/63 Loaded with ORTHOS Small FFTs
GPU: 37/57 Loaded with FUR Rendering Benchmark V1.0

*20C Room Temperature*
by bryan_d
Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet C2D in Old Case [56K Beware]
Replies: 5
Views: 3796

Quiet C2D in Old Case [56K Beware]

I finally have completed some modifications to the computer in order to achieve better temperatures to overclock my components. It first started off with a semi-passive setup, that only used the rear 120mm and PSU to give airflow. The results were exceptional both in performance and noise, but I kne...
by bryan_d
Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: How to get rid of old PCs and CRTs?
Replies: 11
Views: 7452

better to attempt to recycle and re-use than to just toss the stuff in the landfill, eh? re-use, yes. there are plenty of old machines that could be given a new lease of life as Linux boxes or fileservers. however, it is most definitely better in landfill than being burnt in the open air or dumped ...
by bryan_d
Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Simple VGA cooler?
Replies: 7
Views: 2809

If you have space constraints underneath the video card, then might I suggest either this: http://www.overstockdealz.com/products.asp?id=VM-101R or http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thv1ulvgaco.html These could run your card passively and still leave you with a working PCI slot below, I believe (no...
by bryan_d
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first so-so silent build
Replies: 12
Views: 5090

Hows this? http://www.jab-tech.com/Sunbeam-5-1-4-Rheobus-Kit-BLACK-pr-2530.html I have that controller and it works great, but is extremely bright; it can light up the hallway that runs perpendicular to my room! I too have closed corners on my Yate-Loons, but a dremel and some pliers took care of t...
by bryan_d
Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first so-so silent build
Replies: 12
Views: 5090

I would recommend cutting out the fan grills, or just leaving them intact, incase you fear any outside intrusion (no point in cutting them out if you are going to install a grill/gaurd afterwards?) If those are rubber bands holding the fan in place atop the TRU120, I would suggest using the clips in...
by bryan_d
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer fan noise
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

I doubt it would function passively unless you only used it in 2D mode. I suggest strapping a fan directly to the heatsink and taking the shroud off. I would second this idea: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y196/bryan_d/IMG_4575.jpg You can run low-speed 80mms that work just as well as the stock ...
by bryan_d
Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best heat sink for my BFG 7900GS OC
Replies: 12
Views: 4523

Hey all, I have installed the S1 on my 7900GS, and compared to the Sytrin VF1 @100% fan Speed, the S1 is equal... but it is also completely Passive!!! :) I cannot really give any accurate results seeing as though I cannot attain a stable room temperature in my room (no air condition, 95+F during the...
by bryan_d
Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best heat sink for my BFG 7900GS OC
Replies: 12
Views: 4523

I currently use the KuFormula VF1, that does the job very well at high speed (very noisy), and at roughly 6ishV it is quieter than my Yate-loons but it does take a performance hit. I have just ordered the new Accelero S1, and will be installing it on my eVGA 7900GS this weekend. I will report back o...
by bryan_d
Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20084

i'm quite tempted to try this on my loud 9700 pro, but i only have arctic alumina on me. I'm worried about needing to remove it just in case something goes wrong. Well what is wrong with Alumina? And Please DO NOT use thermal adhesive on your video card's GPU die. You really owe it to your stress l...
by bryan_d
Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20084

Will it be an overkill to even consider a SI-97 on a R9700 pro? Or the heatsink is good enough to run the card fanless? With the 9700P and good case flow, I bet you could run it passive with teh SI-97, but I would not suggest overclocking. And to add, I would not suggest using thermal adhesive to s...
by bryan_d
Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20084

Re: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?

Surely you must be joking. I think you must be joking... Here is my GTO2 with a modded Xeon HSF: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y196/bryan_d/teaser.jpg Basically, the main thing you must do, is properly measure your mounting holes. When you have the measurements, you can then proceed to "dry" fit...