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by Kreed
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler Master Hyper 212X vs Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Replies: 10
Views: 13497

Re: Cooler Master Hyper 212X vs Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Thanks for your input lodestar. Your argument regarding the cost of the 212X + fan vs the Noctua NH-U12S make a lot of sense. The local PC shops seem to be out of stock on the Noctua NH-U12S. I think I will wait till they come back in stock.
by Kreed
Thu May 29, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler Master Hyper 212X vs Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Replies: 10
Views: 13497

Re: Cooler Master Hyper 212X vs Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Abula wrote:I would suggest to invest a little more toward a Scythe Mugen 4 CPU Cooler: Scythe Strikes Back or if you are lucky have available the Scythe Kotetsu CPU Cooler: A Compact King
Unfortunately, neither the Scythe Mugen 4 nor the Scythe Kotetsu CPU Coolers are available in Australia.
by Kreed
Wed May 28, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler Master Hyper 212X vs Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Replies: 10
Views: 13497

Re: Cooler Master Hyper 212X vs Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

CA_Steve wrote:I do have to ask: why do you need an i7 for office work? Seems like severe overkill unless by office work you mean 3D modeling, video encoding, or similar heavy duty tasks that will make use of hyperthreaded cores.
I plan on running VMs and figured the extra threads will help with performance.
by Kreed
Wed May 28, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler Master Hyper 212X vs Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Replies: 10
Views: 13497

Cooler Master Hyper 212X vs Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Does anybody have any experience with these two coolers? I am looking for a CPU cooler for my next build. CPU will be the new Intel Core i7 4790. No overclocking. No gaming. General office use. As such, I don't want to spend a lot. Just enough to keep the CPU reasonably cool and quiet. I can get the...
by Kreed
Thu May 17, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li Lancool PC-K9B
Replies: 10
Views: 5571

Re: Lian Li Lancool PC-K9B

thegrommit, you might also want to consider the Lancool PC-K65:

http://www.lancoolpc.com/en/product/pro ... s_index=96

It looks quite similar to the PC-K9.
by Kreed
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li Lancool PC-K9B
Replies: 10
Views: 5571

Re: Lian Li Lancool PC-K9B

To me, it's looks like a variation of the Lian Li PC-6, with one extra fan (and grill) at the front and the steel frame:

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/pr ... =62&g=spec
by Kreed
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED
Replies: 70
Views: 87333

Re: Mike's final sign-off

I don't post often, but have learnt a lot from your articles and reviews. Mike, all the best and thanks for providing a first rate service that was much needed at the time. Fingers crossed that this site will live on without you.
by Kreed
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo upgrade soon?
Replies: 71
Views: 20852

Antec_Rep wrote:Hey fellow Spcr members,

I have been mentioning this to product development so hopefully we will have an upgrade to the two cases soon.
Antec_Rep, are you able to give us approximate dates? Have they actually made the decision to upgrade these cases or is it just an idea they're pondering.
by Kreed
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Another SPCR recommended list: Cases
Replies: 123
Views: 194789

I'm glad to see that the Solo is still the best choice in the world of quiet computing. I disagree with some opinions about future updates... - change the front fans to 120mm rather than 92mm. I disagree. Two quality 92mm fans are extremely quiet. I use two Nexus RealSilent fans at 6V each (wired i...
by Kreed
Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Another SPCR recommended list: Cases
Replies: 123
Views: 194789

I certainly hope so to, why else would they bother to change the design? Maybe a bottom-mounted PSU would be a good idea as well, of course facing downwards with some ventilation. Maybe to: - add USB 3.0 and e-SATA ports. - fix up the faulty power switch that some people have reported on. - change ...
by Kreed
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Another SPCR recommended list: Cases
Replies: 123
Views: 194789

MikeC wrote:To me this case is the perfect mid-power mid-size case. It could be made better, a process that's happening now, afaik.
A successor to the Solo? Are you able to tell us anymore about this?
by Kreed
Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended P55 boards
Replies: 42
Views: 19398

Are there any motherboards or motherboard/CPU/PSU/Graphics card combos that don't result in coil whine or PSU crackling noises?

It would seem just about every board out there has this problem.
by Kreed
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150, Solo, Sonata Designer, Sonata Plus
Replies: 12
Views: 2313

Re: the small Israeli market is to blame

If Lian Li / Lancool cases are available in Israel, you might want to consider the Lancool K7.
by Kreed
Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What is the best looking quiet case?????
Replies: 9
Views: 2906

A case with the exterior of the Lancool K7 and the interior of the Lancool K62 would be nice. I am just not a big fan of those "gaming" cases with mesh front panels. Another quiet case to consider is the Coolermaster Sileo, which was reviewed by SPCR. However, if you're looking for something that lo...
by Kreed
Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What is the best looking quiet case?????
Replies: 9
Views: 2906

Looks are somewhat subjective. I personally like these:

- Silverstone Fortress FT02
http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/ ... =FT02&area

- Lancool K7
http://www.lancoolpc.com/en/product/pro ... s_index=62
by Kreed
Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000AADS: where in the world is Caviar Sandiego?
Replies: 47
Views: 43378

Is WD going to release a single platter 500GB Caviar Blue?
by Kreed
Thu May 14, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe S-flex/Slipstream/Kaze
Replies: 14
Views: 5087

For those of you who have lubricated your Slipstream (somehow, they sounded kinda rude), have you had any problems since? Will the lubrication improve the longevity? Will it make it as reliable as the S-Flex or Nexus? Will the fan still become more noisy over time with Lubrication?
by Kreed
Thu May 14, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe S-flex/Slipstream/Kaze
Replies: 14
Views: 5087

Given the quality issues with the Slipstream, the S-Flex seems like the way to go. How does it compare to the Nexus in terms of air movement and noise at around 800 rpm?
by Kreed
Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Describe your ideal mATX mini tower
Replies: 52
Views: 13968

For the time being, I would be content if Antec was to release a luxury or Sonata/Solo-class version of the NSK3480 with the following modifications: 1. Replace the cheap looking plastic bezel with a brushed aluminium one (black). They should take a leaf out of Lian Li's books when it comes to beaut...
by Kreed
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for small, high-quality case
Replies: 27
Views: 13383

Re: nsk-3480 design with lian li build quality!

sorry i'm a little late to this discussion, but i've wished for a case with nsk-3480 design and lian-li build quality for a long, long time... since my first nsk-3300 build. perhaps somebody reading this has enough connections with lian li that they could get someone in the company to consider the ...
by Kreed
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec AVP-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Doh! And I thought I had found my next HTPC case. :(
by Kreed
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 86046

Another pic of the ISK 300:


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It looks like it has two vents on the side, which suggests dual fans.
by Kreed
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec AVP-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Antec AVP-2000

Is this a new HTPC case from Antec that slipped through my radar during CES? http://www.futurelooks.com/ces-2009-spotlight-checking-in-with-antec/ http://www.futurelooks.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/ces09_antec-2.jpg Based on that one photo, it looks pretty good. And the cost is only $80!
by Kreed
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest ATX case tower or desktop.
Replies: 1
Views: 1719

Not sure if these cases will fit the HR-01 Plus, but they're the smallest Full ATX cases i can think of:

Antec NSK 4480 / 4480B
Antec NSK 4480 II / 4480B II
Lian Li PC-A05 / PC-A05B
Lian Li PC-A05N
by Kreed
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Small Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

How small? Mini-ITX? Micro-ATX? Nano-ITX?

For what purpose? HTPC? Nettop? Desktop?
by Kreed
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermaltake SD200 and SD100 Mini
Replies: 2
Views: 5391

Thermaltake SD200 and SD100 Mini

I don't know if this has already been mentioned, but for those looking for a small, but nice looking HTPC case, you might one to consider one of these: SD200 (Micro ATX): http://www.thermaltake.com/product_overview.aspx?PARENT_CID=C_00001368 SD100 Mini (Mini ITX): http://www.thermaltake.com/product_...
by Kreed
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 86046

More pictures of the case can be found here: http://journal.mycom.co.jp/articles/2009/01/10/ces06/index.html http://www.intomod.com/ReadNews.asp?NewsID=10986 http://www.coolenjoy.net/bbs/zboard_news.php?id_view=qa&no=15299&page=1&kw= Is that a fanless PSU i can see? There's even mention of an ISK 400.
by Kreed
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Idle HDD noise
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Is the Samsung your system drive? If so (and assuming your OS is XP) then it's unlikely ever to spin down since XP won't let it idle for long enough. Suspension will go a long way towards silencing it. If you go down that road and it still gets on your nerves you might also want to try some sort of...
by Kreed
Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Idle HDD noise
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Idle HDD noise

Perhaps there's something I don't understand about hard drives, but is it normal for a drive, when idle, to be making a noise? I have a Samsung HD501LJ 500GB HDD. When i stop all fans in my PC, I can still hear some noise coming from the hard drive, eventhough there isn't much (if any) disk activity...