Search found 94 matches

by Fungi
Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 46111

I, for one, appreciate technical talk about components/circuitry. :)
by Fungi
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 46111

Zargon wrote:thats as much as a 5770 :(
It's definitely not ideal cost performance, but it doesn't have the PCIe power connector and putting a passive heatsink on another 5750 would end up at a similar price point anyway.
by Fungi
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Nexus VCT-9000 CPU cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

kama cross/2 - bent fins + shroud = this
by Fungi
Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good case/PSU for i3 530, H55 & Radeon 5770
Replies: 18
Views: 4562

The Antec TriCool fans are just tolerable on low, blah on medium, and ridiculous on high. And even on low they provide terrible airflow. Highly recommended to use anything else like Scythe or whatever you can get there. The top fan is a 140mm fan and you can't change that easily. Check out SPCR's re...
by Fungi
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH55TC vs. MSI H55M-E33 for lowest power consumption?
Replies: 19
Views: 14754

Of power consumption reports of the i3 530/H55 combo systems I've seen, most of them perform excellent with MSI and Intel leading the pack. It varies depending on what you disable and unplug, but it looks like Intel has the *slight* advantage with power.
by Fungi
Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good case/PSU for i3 530, H55 & Radeon 5770
Replies: 18
Views: 4562

That's true, and I just read that "silent" isn't a requirement so it should be fine. Many people here would only settle for a PSU with a 120mm fan though :p
by Fungi
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good case/PSU for i3 530, H55 & Radeon 5770
Replies: 18
Views: 4562

The Sonata III is a fairly nice case, but it's got low airflow and is a pretty big pain in the butt to work in. I would lean towards a Mini P180 with relaxed fans since those components you chose don't generate that much heat indeed. As for PSU, the Antec green PSUs have small front fans so I'd actu...
by Fungi
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo or P183[?]
Replies: 13
Views: 7779

It depends on the card, but for some long cards you can just leave the hard drive space for that slot open.
by Fungi
Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best fanless card for 60 or under?
Replies: 17
Views: 4738

That's probably not the bottleneck... What size is your display at? You may have to drop some settings (not familiar with WoW to know what they are) to get optimal performance without losing too much good looks.
by Fungi
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Itching to upgrade video card
Replies: 3
Views: 1875

If it's the 8800GT, it might be worth waiting for the next bunch of Radeons; they're supposed to be shorter than the HD48xx series.
by Fungi
Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 247350

Installed the card. Damn, the thing is loud. Under load it's actually okay, but it's idle that's killing me. Manual fan speed control = fail. I'll test the HR-03 on it eventually. I thought about doing it over the weekend, but the noise is killing me, so I might try tomorrow. Anything bigger/better...
by Fungi
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for a good video card -- not a gamer
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

If you don't need the video card now, it's a good idea to wait. Technology's always improving, and the low end gets "trickle down" of high end. Right now I'd say get the 4670, but it can only go down in price.
by Fungi
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus Beamair
Replies: 8
Views: 3571

Honeycombs do their job: straighten/focus airflow. The application is limited, but if you need a spot that's not close to the fan cooled, they can work. But then again, you can buy honeycomb sheets from McMaster Carr for cheap.
by Fungi
Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 900 Vs Solo
Replies: 7
Views: 3372

Definitely replace the Tri-Cool fans; they're junk. Also note that even though the Nine Hundred seems like a big case, it's really not that spacious inside. It will hold more stuff, but it's not nice and open inside like you'd (or at least I did) expect.
by Fungi
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 900 Vs Solo
Replies: 7
Views: 3372

The Nine Hundred will let you hear all the fan sound really well because of its very open design. The Solo is a really silence oriented case, and airflow isn't too bad if you put some nice 92mm fans in the front and leave enough room for air to flow around. The Solo is going to be the better choice ...
by Fungi
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 247350

For things already available, I'd go with HIS. All solid-state capacitors of good quality and a (reportedly) quiet exhaust type stock cooler. ASUS and Gigabyte haven't gotten theirs out yet but I'd assume Gigabyte's cooking up something good.
by Fungi
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright T-Rad²
Replies: 21
Views: 8307

I think I've seen that the T-Rad2 with 2 92mm fans performs slightly better than an Accelero S1 with Turbo Modules. Which, I think, translates to the Accelero S1 with 120mm fan (or 2 92mm fans) being better still, for less money.
by Fungi
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 247350

There are 4 ram chips on each side, in the exact same spots. It's GDDR3 though, so you probably don't *need* the sinks. And I didn't use any of the voltage sinks, didn't use them. Didn't really see anything that seemed like it.
by Fungi
Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 247350

I'm using RivaTuner (latest) to monitor temps. Latest version added support for the 4670.

By the way, is anyone's CCC.exe crashing? (I just disabled it since I don't need it.)
by Fungi
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 247350

You're a star Fungi - great help and many thanks. Just to clarify, are you saying the processor on the card is set quite low on the PCB? And that as a result, the accelero sits lower and therefore closer to the motherboard? I have an Intel DP35DP and there are some caps and a small heatsink the sit...
by Fungi
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 247350

The results are in and I'm impressed. After I put in the order for the S1 I realized that the S2 would have been a better match for the 4670, being smaller and all. Based on results, I'd say the S2 is more than adequate. :lol: First a word of warning, you have to slide the mounting bracket all the w...
by Fungi
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 247350

I got the S1 and will be installing it tonight and posting some results. Looking forward to it. :) It looks like the inner holes of the S1 must be used (meaning rev 1 of the S1 will not fit). Could you confirm this? If that is the case I will have to sell my S1 rev 1 and get a rev 2. As posted earl...
by Fungi
Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 247350

I got the S1 and will be installing it tonight and posting some results. Just an FYI, it's going to be in a Sonata III with a "front" (more like middle) fan (Nexus) installed. Stock cooling gets 40C idle 65C load.
by Fungi
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good Antec SOLO alternative?
Replies: 9
Views: 4123

How about this dude? I was considering it but went with the Sonata III, but the K10 (or doorless K7) may be closer to what you're looking for.
by Fungi
Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S2 Dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

The S2 is indeed about 1.9cm too.
by Fungi
Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 247350

All right, so my Sapphire HD 4670 just arrived, haven't installed it yet. :D
The screws are 43mm apart so the Accelero S1 rev.2 should fit.
by Fungi
Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 247350

I'm reading some reports of the Sapphire card being loud... may want to wait a bit for other cards.
Or just slap aftermarket cooling on. Is it the same mounting as the 48xx series?
by Fungi
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 247350

I can see your point, but also note the low idle power consumption. And by budget conscious, I meant people who would rather save that $20-30 off a 3870. People who want a gaming card and don't mind playing cutting edge games on medium settings (while using low power outside gaming, for people witho...
by Fungi
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 247350

Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3405 http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/amd_ati_radeon_4670_performance_review/ http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=15393 http://hothardware.com/Articles/ATI-Radeon-HD-4670-Redefining-The-Mainstream/ http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Re...
by Fungi
Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Single slot ATI 3870 (Addition: Or 46xx?)
Replies: 8
Views: 2592

You may want to wait for the new 46xx series cards coming out this week. They don't even need 6 pin power plugged in.