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by F for Fragging
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 Reviewed
Replies: 41
Views: 13237

If I can use the P182 as a reference, there will be no dust coming in from the top vent, since the fan is blowing air out of the case. The best solution for dust is filtered positive pressure. First eliminate the top fan and block the top opening, then add an intake fan, and another intake fan in a...
by F for Fragging
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 Reviewed
Replies: 41
Views: 13237

The reason why I dumped my P180 in favor of a Solo was because of the front door design- having to open a flimsy front door every time to access the power button. Again, in the P183 they've kept the power button behind a door that supposedly locks, although now I don't have to open the door to acce...
by F for Fragging
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chieftec Micro ATX cases?
Replies: 8
Views: 2707

Okay. Possibly the Silverstone TJ08 is another candidate for you? It's also got two 120 mm fans, and seems to be more premium.

But just like you, I also think it's difficult to find a good µATX case.
by F for Fragging
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chieftec Micro ATX cases?
Replies: 8
Views: 2707

What about the Cooler Master Elite 341 ? It's got two 120 mm fans at the front and rear. But why do you want to use a Core i7, if you write: Usage: no gaming and no overclocking. Standard light to medium stuff, nothing remarkable or intense. Wouldn't a motherboard with the G41 chipset and a Core 2 D...
by F for Fragging
Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus Voltinia launched
Replies: 6
Views: 3005

Interesting, this seems like a nice competitor for the Cooler Master Sileo 500. Hopefully we'll see both cases reviewed by SPCR somewhere in the future. My thoughts: No eSATA connection on the front panel. I don't understand why they didn't include it, it's far more useful than FireWire. Overkill of...
by F for Fragging
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: silent gaming system build with Lancool K7
Replies: 15
Views: 12627

No, as soon as I got the enclosure I removed all the standard fans and placed a Slip Stream. So I haven't compared them.
by F for Fragging
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: silent gaming system build with Lancool K7
Replies: 15
Views: 12627

Interesting to read that your K7 had vibrations, botch. Mine doesn't vibrate, what caused it? WR304, I just looked up the temperature in the BIOS. I read about the tricks to increase the pressure of HR-01, but I'm satisfied already so I didn't bother.
by F for Fragging
Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: silent gaming system build with Lancool K7
Replies: 15
Views: 12627

Thanks for your comments everybody. The system isn't located in an office, it's my bedroom. also about the hard drive noise, u have the WD Cavier so it should be pretty quiet, but what i would recommend u try before u buy the scythe box is installing QuietHDD program (or any other software based har...
by F for Fragging
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Elite 341 mATX Case
Replies: 7
Views: 12190

Nice mATX enclosure. Good that it doesn't come with a PSU unlike the NSK3480. The single turnoff is that they had to open up the left side panel with two ventilation holes. Why would anyone who'd buy a small mATX enclosure need so much cooling is beyond me? Those unnecessary holes allow noise to esc...
by F for Fragging
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NSK3480 & passive CPU heatsinks - HR-01 won't fit mobo
Replies: 13
Views: 4651

If it's merely an E5200, why not try a Scythe Ninja Mini? Cheaper and smaller than the Ninja 2, and shouldn't it perform adequate because it would be close to the rear 120 mm fan anyway?
by F for Fragging
Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: be quiet! Pure Power 300W and 350W PSU's
Replies: 0
Views: 4813

be quiet! Pure Power 300W and 350W PSU's

i haven't seen these PSU's mentioned here yet, so I thought I'd post a topic about it. These PSU's can be found here on be quiet's website. So far I've been able to find only two German reviews, the following links lead directly to their English translations by Google Translate: review by Technic3D ...
by F for Fragging
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Sileo 500
Replies: 10
Views: 5575

Cooler Master Sileo 500

Here is it's description on the global Cooler Master website, and here is a review . This enclosure seems to be an excellent choice for a silent build. I love the clean design as well, it looks great. It's good that it doesn't have a plastic front panel, and the LED's at the bottom which include th...
by F for Fragging
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: silent gaming system build with Lancool K7
Replies: 15
Views: 12627

silent gaming system build with Lancool K7

As far as I know I'm the first one here in the General Gallery subforum who's assembled a system with this enclosure. A topic about this enclosure was started on the Cases & Damping subforum in January 2008. The enclosure has been reviewed here , here and here . Like many of you I considered a build...
by F for Fragging
Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: socket P barebone vs AMD 780G vs 17" notebook
Replies: 3
Views: 4877

That would be possible, but it would be duplication and a waste of space because the notebook would already have it's own integrated monitor. The other option you mention, scavenging notebooks for parts, could be interesting, but do you mean a self-built case with a custom case? Besides that, Dell r...
by F for Fragging
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: socket P barebone vs AMD 780G vs 17" notebook
Replies: 3
Views: 4877

socket P barebone vs AMD 780G vs 17" notebook

I was thinking about possible configurations for a PC with a low power consumption, which does not compromise performance (which means no Intel Atom -based system). I have three configurations in mind. Besides low power consumption, size of the system, price and of course noise levels are also impor...
by F for Fragging
Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4850: Ethics, Warranties, and Aftermarket Coolers
Replies: 12
Views: 4485

There is one RAM sink that will need to be moved (the bottom most one in your picture) - at least it did on mine. It's hits one of the heat pipes. What are you using to cool the VRMs on the side? I did the so called "hacksaw mod" which is to cut the stock cooler right at the line and reattach that ...
by F for Fragging
Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the BEST thermal grease/paste or T.I.M for Air?
Replies: 24
Views: 4996

Lt_Dan, personally I think it doesn't make much difference among the best TIM's if they perform one or two degrees better or worse. Just choose between OCZ Freeze, Arctic Silver 5, Tuniq TX-2 or Arctic Cooling MX-2 or whatever else is good depending on price and availability. You can remove TIM with...
by F for Fragging
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: does HR-01 PLUS fit inside NSK3480 on Asus P5E-VM HDMI?
Replies: 3
Views: 2503

I don't own the enclosure or the heatsink, but the Antec website says the following: The NSK3480 is 20 cm wide, the P182 is 21 cm wide. The Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme is 1mm higher than the HR-01 Plus and fits in the P182. The Scythe Ninja is 15 cm high, and it fits inside an NSK3480. Based on t...
by F for Fragging
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li in steel..... Lancool. Another New Model.
Replies: 17
Views: 9845

After reading about this enclosure I'm in doubt if I should buy an Antec Solo for my new hardware. Here are some other reviews I could find: bit-tech.net techPowerUp I intend to buy this hardware for my next build: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Intel P43 motherboard The soon-to-be-released ATi Radeon HD485...
by F for Fragging
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Using dB(A) rather than dB...
Replies: 2
Views: 3611

AFAIK dBA's are already used by SPCR, just read a review and notice the noise measurement units.
by F for Fragging
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The real performance of the Freezer 7 Pro with a modern CPU?
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Thanks for your advice Plekto, but I'm convinced that I shouldn't buy a Ninja. I've evaluated all the options for some time already, the Freezer 7 Pro is less than half as expensive as the Ninja and should cool silently as well, the HR-01 Plus is just as expensive as the Ninja and doesn't have push ...
by F for Fragging
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The real performance of the Freezer 7 Pro with a modern CPU?
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Thanks for your reply, I didn't know it was possible to use the Freezer 7 Pro as a passive cooler. If it doesn't get higher than 60 °C at full load, it should probably never go higher than 50 °C at full load with active cooling at silent noise levels, I assume.
by F for Fragging
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The real performance of the Freezer 7 Pro with a modern CPU?
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

The real performance of the Freezer 7 Pro with a modern CPU?

Currently I'm considering options to cut the price of my next PC build, and the CPU heatsink is one of the pieces of hardware which can be cheaper. My current plan is to buy a Thermalright HR-01 Plus (the Ultra-120 eXtreme is too expensive) with a Scythe SlipStream at 800 rpm. That costs € 36,76 +...
by F for Fragging
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I need a 320GB HDD...
Replies: 2
Views: 1504

If you searched this forum a bit, you should have been able to find one of the many topics covering the 320GB, searching before you post wouldn't hurt. I think I summarized it nicely in this topic I started. That topic contains a link to a review of the 320 GB F1. My take is that currently the 320 G...
by F for Fragging
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: what harddisk to buy for $75-95/€50-60?
Replies: 4
Views: 2369

I think I'm going for the HD250HJ like you kel. Because I'm going to wait until June before buying new hardware (because ATi's RV770 will be released by then, and the Intel Wolfdale CPU's will likely cost less) I'll consider if the new Seagate hard drives are any good, and the 320 GB F1 if it's rele...
by F for Fragging
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 92/80mm fans at fixed low rpm?
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

Thanks for your comments everybody. I think I'll probably won't use 92mm fans at all like you advised fjf, it seems there really are no 92mm fans with a fixed low rpm. Rewdoalb and jhhoffma, thanks for pointing out that 1000 rpm fan, but it's 100mm size is unfortunate. Michael Sandstrom, I know they...
by F for Fragging
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: what harddisk to buy for $75-95/€50-60?
Replies: 4
Views: 2369

what harddisk to buy for $75-95/€50-60?

Currently with all the news on the new harddisks from Samsung and Western Digital, I'm not sure which hard drive I should buy anymore. There have been a lot of forum posts on this subforum and other forums, and a few reviews, but there hasn't been any review yet which compares all of the latest hard...
by F for Fragging
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 92/80mm fans at fixed low rpm?
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

92/80mm fans at fixed low rpm?

I intend to buy an Antec Solo, which uses one 120mm fan in the rear and two 92mm fans in the front. I don't want to do any undervolting, I want fans quiet out-of-the-box. Scythe sells the 120mm 800 rpm Slip Stream fan, which I intend to buy for this purpose. Without any undervolting, at 12V, it will...
by F for Fragging
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 71585

Very interesting heat sink, if it performs so well for a lower price than comparable heat sinks from Scythe and Thermalright. Unfortunately it isn't widely available it seems, I can't find it for sale over here in The Netherlands. While $35 USD should be equal to €22,42 according to Google, the Eu...
by F for Fragging
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Scythe fan line... KAMA FLEX.
Replies: 12
Views: 6519

I noticed this new fan is available now where I live. According to the Scythe website it's got the same S-FD bearing as the S-FLEX, which gives it a MTBF of 120.000 hours versus 30.000 hours for the Slip Stream. This makes me doubt between the Slip Stream 800 rpm and Kama FLEX 1000 rpm (the 120 mm o...