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by cb95014
Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quietest Cooler for Socket 775 (Quad Q9550)
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

One of my systems is a Q9550 cooled by an HR-01+ and a single S-Flex turning at just over starting voltage. Personally, I can't hear this combo at any distance, but apparently some people on this forum have better hearing than me. :) I even run it over-clocked (but not over-volted), and while I don'...
by cb95014
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5770 + twin turbo?
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

I've tried putting a Twin Turbo on a 5770. The short answer is that the Twin Turbo can fit the 5770 with some modification, but keeping the fan shroud intact is a major PITA. If you can handle the space, I strongly recommend ditching the shroud and zip-tying a quiet 120mm fan to the cooler. Alternat...
by cb95014
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is an HR-01 over the top for a 65W CPU?
Replies: 7
Views: 2466

The HR-01 is perfect for a low-flow setup. From the reviews I quickly scanned on the Akasa heat sink, there is no way that will run passive under sustained load without major throttling and/or dangerous temps. You might be able to get by with a smaller CPU heat-sink, but the HR-01 is hardly gargantu...
by cb95014
Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to make one of those Noctua in-line resistors?
Replies: 23
Views: 9328

+1 on the regular diodes.

Cheap and bulletproof. Zeners are mostly useful as a voltage reference.
by cb95014
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Prolimatech MK-13 - best current lo-noise hi-end VGA cooler?
Replies: 25
Views: 10117

Do you guys think that the S1 alone is good enough to cool the GPU passively? (assuming that there are no problems with the VRM) Passively, as in no fan nearby blowing directly at the heatsink. No. Definitely not. I tried this in a well-ventilated P182SE. Temps quickly escalated to scary levels und...
by cb95014
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 40358

MikeC wrote: You guys need to calm down. Stop yelling at each other. No more warnings before a ban.
Thank you! One of the things that I really like about the SPCR forums is the decorum. If I want to read flames, there are plenty of other sites. :lol:
by cb95014
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Prolimatech MK-13 - best current lo-noise hi-end VGA cooler?
Replies: 25
Views: 10117

Am I on the right path in thinking that the only quiet aftermarket cooling solution for a Radeon 5850 is to: 1. slightly modify an Accelero S1 Rev2 so it will fit the 5850 2. add 2 fans (like Nexus 'Real Silent' 92mm or the Accelero 'Twin Turbo' add-on fans http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp...
by cb95014
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 40358

in the $20 to $30 range (as far as I can tell), nothing comes close to the performance of the HDT-S1283. Slightly outside this range, the CoGage True Spirit is only $35 + shipping from SVC, and includes a 12cm PWM fan. CoGage is Thermalright's 'value' brand, so as far as I can tell, this is is a fo...
by cb95014
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What is the second best quiet case behind the Solo?
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

P183, if the door or chrome-ringed holes on the door do not bother you. These are the only significant downsides to the P183 (other than the larger size, which is a plus in your situation). I usually use the Solo, but with larger video cards use the P18x. Suspension mounting HDDs is not quite as eas...
by cb95014
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 40358

Very interesting review, particularly for heavy-overclockers. Thank you for articulating your thought process in making the changes. What was the reason for not including the HR-01+? AFAIK, Thermalright is still selling the HR-01+, which seems ideal for SPCR purposes - particularly if it can also ha...
by cb95014
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Size comparison of Antec P150 and Mini P180
Replies: 5
Views: 2587

To me the biggest downside of the mini is the giant hole in the top. :D I love the clean look of the P150, which is mostly what we use in my house. Fortunately I haven't had any of the switch or door problems. I wish the "Designer" version of the Solo was not so ridiculously expensive, but I assume ...
by cb95014
Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PowerColor Radeon HD 5850: Worth the Wait
Replies: 50
Views: 18702

The S1 mod to fit on the 5850 is EZ

Nice review on a terrific card. I managed to get one of these early before the prices escalated and have been very pleased. The only issue that I've experienced is flaky dual-monitor support (flicker) if I don't do a clean install for driver updates. Other than that, it is working great. I just got ...
by cb95014
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with I5 750 build._.
Replies: 13
Views: 3195

do have one question. I do have a 2.5 to 3.5" mounting kit thing however its cheap and plastic. I was wondering if anyone had tried taking a SSD and either just propping it up on foam or buying a velcro patch and strap and suspending it... or even weirder thought that prob wouldnt work; buy a washe...
by cb95014
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax MODU87+
Replies: 19
Views: 4762

I wonder if Enermax will also operate fanless below 150W. The specs indicate that the minimum fan speed is 330 RPM, even at "0" output. A 330 RPM fan is so close to completely silent that I doubt the difference with the X-series is material. Overall it looks great! The internal pictures look simila...
by cb95014
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My new i5 system decided advice welcome :)
Replies: 22
Views: 4058

Glad to hear that the fan helped! 60C under FurMark seems adequate. :D When I boot up I hear like some schrrrrcttt "scratch sound" coming from or around the CPU, should I be worried or is this normal? It disappears as soon as I get in win7 I really doubt this is a problem. My machines make a racket ...
by cb95014
Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My new i5 system decided advice welcome :)
Replies: 22
Views: 4058

Well my first problem already is a hard one, the club3d fanless GPU gets WAY to hot, under furmark load test I almost got 90°. using antec 183 and 2 sflex 1200 at 7v and one slipstream at 7v. will have to look at some other quiet vga solutions :/ Just zip-tie a ~500 RPM 120mm fan to the top or bot...
by cb95014
Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New to SPCR, help appreciated, quiet PC for HOT environment
Replies: 21
Views: 5634

Re: HD5850 cooling & the S1 mod The S1 mod is trivial. If you can assemble the computer, you can do the mod. I'll see if I can find a picture. I usually use an 800 RPM 120mm S-Flex zip-tied to one end of the S1, which is essentially silent and cools the entire GPU. The S-Flex handles horizontal mou...
by cb95014
Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My new i5 system decided advice welcome :)
Replies: 22
Views: 4058

The 650W PSU is a bit over the top for your power requirement. Your system idle power will be maybe 65W DC and load (with WoW) maybe 120W DC...you'd have to be doing some serious quad core processing and gaming to get the power past 200W DC. Take a look at the x-650's efficiency vs load chart . ~86...
by cb95014
Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New to SPCR, help appreciated, quiet PC for HOT environment
Replies: 21
Views: 5634

4) Dont overclock - it shortens the lifespan if your stuff. Over-*Volt* could possibly shorten lifespan (depending on how crazy one gets). But over-clock at stock voltage (and keeping temps under control) is completely safe. 5) More cores will last longer. (Id get a quad core over a dual core cpu) ...
by cb95014
Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New to SPCR, help appreciated, quiet PC for HOT environment
Replies: 21
Views: 5634

So many topics in this thread... :D Re: 32/64-bit The memory limit is an OS issue, due to the maximum address available using 32-bits. The # of memory channels has nothing to do with this. There are tricks to sort-of get around this using mapping techniques, but only if you have access to the kernel...
by cb95014
Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New to SPCR, help appreciated, quiet PC for HOT environment
Replies: 21
Views: 5634

Welcome to the board! :D Your old Dell uses the flaming hot P4 chips. Almost *anything* will be easier to keep quiet than those, and probably will help keep the room cooler in the summer as well! I'd bet that you have a LOT of parasitic processes running in background, and probably also have a ton o...
by cb95014
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My new i5 system decided advice welcome :)
Replies: 22
Views: 4058

Re: My new I5 system decided advice welcome :)

Case : Antec P183 or Antec solo (not sure yet, advice welcome) Case fans : Rear slipstream 800rpm @ 5v , Top Sflex E 1200 RPM @ 5V Both of these are great cases. For me it comes down to whether the P183's: a) extra bit of sound deadening & b) ease of access to the filters is worth the: 1) hassle of...
by cb95014
Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Building a mini P-180 i7 and thinking of Seasonic...
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Any PSU over 400W is more than enough. But IMO, the X-650 is the best PSU you can buy. Whether it is worth the $$ is something only you can decide. Yes, 650W is overkill, but the efficiency even at low power levels is still outstanding, and the fan will basically never turn. The only downside to mod...
by cb95014
Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero L2 + Radeon 5770: can't make it fit
Replies: 7
Views: 5643

Re: Accelero L2 + Radeon 5770: can't make it fit

Turbo-module is the thin fans that you can clip on to an s1 Twin-Turbo is the shorter version of the s1 -------- For what its worth, I run a 4830 with a Twin-Turbo passively (I popped off the shroud and fans) without too much difficulty. Don't the 57xx cards use less power than a 4830? OK, I stand ...
by cb95014
Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero L2 + Radeon 5770: can't make it fit
Replies: 7
Views: 5643

Sure. Give it a try. I don't think you can hurt anything, at least not until you make a FurMark run, which will abort if your GPU exceeds 80C anyway. You're not painting yourself into a corner, as any of the other mods would be easy to implement after you run some experiments. You may want to try th...
by cb95014
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero L2 + Radeon 5770: can't make it fit
Replies: 7
Views: 5643

Re: Accelero L2 + Radeon 5770: can't make it fit

Any suggestions? 1) Trim the RAMsinks for the back of the GPU just enough so they can fit with the CPU cooler. Having the heatsinks touch should not be a problem, but I would want some kind of cooling on the RAM. 2) I would *not* run the 5770 fanless with the L2. I definitely could not run one fanl...
by cb95014
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Mini P180 case and GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156
Replies: 16
Views: 4207

I'd just noticed that the HR-01 is lacking support for the 1156 socket. Thermalright sells an 1156 adapter kit (which works with most of their coolers) for $9 @ SVC, although they apparently just ran out of HR-01's. HR-01+ coolers have been hard for me to find the last few months, so I have been us...
by cb95014
Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I swore I would never build again...
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

So I gather it is a Micro ATX board inside my Dell. From the pictures I found on the net it looks like the 745 motherboard is the same *dimensions* as a Micro ATX, but the slots are at the other end of the board. I assume this means it is some variant of the ever-popular :roll: BTX, so no normal bo...
by cb95014
Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X-650 died
Replies: 15
Views: 5076

cb95014 wrote: Hopefully other manufacturers will start building competitive units and drive prices down. :D EsaT wrote: Except that many cheaper makers use lower quality parts like capacitors which probably wouldn't like about being left without cooling. I was thinking more like a good-quality re-...
by cb95014
Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I swore I would never build again...
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: I swore I would never build again...

Has anyone done anything like this? I just finished a build today for an i7-860 in a Solo, and I suspect that lots of folks on this board have built something similar. The boot drive is an 80 GB Intel X25-M, and the data drive is a suspended 1.5 TB Samsung. The PSU is a Seasonic X-650, and so far t...