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by LuckyNV
Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: TX650 not avail: Tx750 same $ as VX550, which to buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 2874

I guess I was really trying to ascertain what drawbacks having a needlessly overpowered psu would bring. there aren't really any, apart from the extra noise (the fan in a 1000W unit will be a higher-speed model to deal with the huge amount of heat at full load; that's rarely good for silence). IMO,...
by LuckyNV
Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 38x120mm fan?
Replies: 12
Views: 5166

Ultra Kaze is a no-no, they have high pitched motors, even when under volted.
by LuckyNV
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New cooler from Artic-Cooling: Accelero TWIN TURBO
Replies: 59
Views: 22556

thejamppa wrote:
LuckyNV wrote: it also has 3 pin moboheader AND 4-pin PCB header, so fans are controlled via card's own bios. This is something really handy...
that too i suppose, but you could fit a pwm fan to the S1 aswell
by LuckyNV
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips
Replies: 93
Views: 161371

Ok thanks

If any UK person is interested, I found another stockist for Wiss snips
http://www.itslondon.co.uk

my previous link is more expensive and they wanted £9 del... :roll:

ITSLondon stock the snips cheaper and less shipping, win. :)
by LuckyNV
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-01 Plus, 90degree rotation on 775?
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

LGA775 holes are positioned in a square so they can rotated 90 degrees without problem. The only problem you might have is using RAM modules with very tall heatsinks fitted. but otherwise the heatsink may over hang the RAM slots, but you can still fit and remove modules, might just be a bit trickier...
by LuckyNV
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips
Replies: 93
Views: 161371

I only bought the right-cutting (red) ones. ok thanks, 1 final question, I notice the initial post right hand = red left hand = green but in my link its clearly the other way around right hand = green left hand = red could you please check out the pictures and confirm that Right hand = green is cor...
by LuckyNV
Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips
Replies: 93
Views: 161371

Ok thanks, next question

Which one?

I read the initial post, straight cut isn't recommended much?

So its either right or left cut, I'm right handed so right cut is most recommended?
by LuckyNV
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips
Replies: 93
Views: 161371

Hello, just wanting some help with purchasing good snips, I just want to remove some fan grills and cut a hole in metal mesh Are these the Wiss snips mentioned in this thread? http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/brand.php/show/Wiss I'm aware there is a post for a UK shop in the first page but they no longer s...
by LuckyNV
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New cooler from Artic-Cooling: Accelero TWIN TURBO
Replies: 59
Views: 22556

Does the Twin Turbo hang over the card like the HR-03 coolers? I'd like to get a cooler that's more or less the same width as the VGA card. with 80mm fans, this might work out. it should be the same width as the card PCB, height above the card is roughly the same as the AC S1 without fan. basically...
by LuckyNV
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S1 ram sinks on X1950pro AGP
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

make sure target zone is very clean, use surgical spirit or something pure.

warm up heatsink slightly with hairdrier or your hands

press and hold onto ram chip for 15-20 seconds
by LuckyNV
Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4870 and ramsinks
Replies: 6
Views: 2961

are the CU- part and the red frame 2 seperate parts or are the stuck toghether? so in theory one could use the red frame for cooling mem and VRM and the S1 or the core? it appears that the red metal frame is removable so you can leave them on to cool the RAM and VRMs. It would only act as a large h...
by LuckyNV
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OCZ 600W StealthXStream *not* quiet.
Replies: 9
Views: 3894

brilliant isn't it? :D
by LuckyNV
Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 VGA Cooler
Replies: 48
Views: 62602

Wow. I replaced my "silent pipe 2" gigabyte 2600xt with one of these. temps are about 12-15 degrees cooler at idle and 20 - 25 degrees cooler at load. Obviously I have rev. 2 and I had no problems sticking on the memory heatsinks. I don't know whether it was because they have upgraded their solutio...
by LuckyNV
Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja 2 spotted on CeBIT [Large-ish images]
Replies: 22
Views: 6748

anyone know the weight and dimensions of that beast?
by LuckyNV
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX620W is too loud!
Replies: 18
Views: 8273

my HX620 is over a year old, still practically inaudible as the day I got it.

I often test my parts out of the case with no other fans, I can only hear it if I'm putting my ear next to it
by LuckyNV
Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How quiet is the Cooler Master CM690
Replies: 9
Views: 4231

try loosen the fan screws so that the fan isn't so close to the side panel.
by LuckyNV
Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How quiet is the Cooler Master CM690
Replies: 9
Views: 4231

CM690 comes with screws, open up the side panel, on the side of the 5.25" drive bays what do you see? Same on the opposite end too.

as for the side panel fans, I need 5V YL-S otherwise bad noise...
my upcoming test fix is to hammer out the grill slightly as i notice it is concaved in
by LuckyNV
Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will a passive 8800GT cause my Corsair 520W to ramp up?
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

it shouldn't, I have a Q6600 at 3.24GHz (folding 24/7) and 8800GT, during gaming my HX620W doesn't increase in sound according to corsair its 18dBA until 40% load, and 23dBA at 50% load for the HX520W 18dBA 40% 20dBA 50% 23dBA 60% So the increased load shouldn't cause fan ramping. Now I know your ma...
by LuckyNV
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HT-03 GT
Replies: 16
Views: 5845

Im about to buy this cooler for my HD3870 (don't have this card yet, not available here in Sweden yet). Ive been looking at the installation manual and according to this you have to remove the stock copper ramsinks as well. Have anyone tried to keep the ramsinks on? Haven't found any pictures off t...
by LuckyNV
Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HT-03 GT
Replies: 16
Views: 5845

they fit fine for me, just follow the instructions and clean the RAM chips well, even if they don't appear to have anything covering them, CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN.
by LuckyNV
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HT-03 GT
Replies: 16
Views: 5845

HR-03 Plus fits G80 GTS/GTX only has 6 heatpipes includes RAM sinks and a few extra sinks for the HSI and VRM HR-03 Rev.A fits many cards 8800GT, 8600 and below, GF 7 series, X1000 series etc... 4 heatpipes includes RAM sinks only HR-03 GT Same support as the Rev.A 6 heatpipes includes RAM sinks and...
by LuckyNV
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Northbridge fanless cooler burning hot to the touch...okay?
Replies: 6
Views: 2839

passive heatsinks usually always get hot or at least very warm to the touch if its cold or cool then either the heatsource is low temp, heatsink is very good or bad contact. if its warm then its working fine if its burning hot then the heatsink is not powerful enough, ambient temp is too hot or not ...
by LuckyNV
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Scythe 120mm fans - just announced
Replies: 60
Views: 35504

9 blades deals with alot of backpressure if it's static pressure you want you should choose the Ultra Kaze (who makes up these names? :lol: ), 38mm deep. the 9 blade version won't actually provide a lot of backpressure, because of the large spaces between the blades. Tuniq only fits 25mm thick fans
by LuckyNV
Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: thermal tape suggestions for HR-03 Plus
Replies: 5
Views: 2725

just clean the ram chips and then press and hold the ram sinks for 10-15 seconds each, they will stick fine. people with problems just didn't clean the ram chips or press and hold properly (sandwich heatsink, ram chip and PCB between your thumb and forefinger) a bit time consuming perhaps, but the o...
by LuckyNV
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 able to handle my setup?
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

well the Corsair cables have 2x or 3x SATA power, no harm having dual SATA writers, not as if it'll add to wire clutter :D
by LuckyNV
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolermaster Cosmos
Replies: 48
Views: 27685

OCUK and Yoyotech have it in stock, £140 +del
by LuckyNV
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte P35 Lineup - Revision 2.0
Replies: 52
Views: 26679

Re: Where to Buy P35-DS3P in US?

treker wrote:I would love to buy this mobo? But how do you get REV 2.0?
email the etailers that stock the boards, my guess is that majority still hold older revs
by LuckyNV
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte P35 Lineup - Revision 2.0
Replies: 52
Views: 26679

also I think for the DS4/DQ6 they replaced that heatpipe city with something more regular like on their P965 boards.
by LuckyNV
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolermaster Cosmos
Replies: 48
Views: 27685

the air is supposed to be drawn in from the bottom by exhaust action from the top and rear fans.

but I'm a bit puzzled as its not exactly a sealed unit, I'm scared my drives will cook in there :!:
by LuckyNV
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolermaster Cosmos
Replies: 48
Views: 27685

well depends, from all the reviews I've seen it is indeed a quiet beast despite having 4 case fans by default, plus whatever gfx and cpu fan you use, obviously quietness is still down to the components but apparently its not difficult to have a quiet system with this case. Its much bigger than the P...