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by Xuestor
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent advice - Gaming Rig
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Silent advice - Gaming Rig

I hear you on the cpucooler... Although I'd like some confirmation that it will fit inside the R2 case... Will probably change the gpucooler eventually, but not right away, a bit too strapped for cash for that. I decided to go for the TX 650 psu, but still a little worried about the clearance with t...
by Xuestor
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent advice - Gaming Rig
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Silent advice - Gaming Rig

The ssd stays, I have a HTPC for storage anyways.... I have no complaints about my noctuafans, and prefer them over scythe. The only worry I have for the ninja is if it will fit in the R2 case? I've heard that it's a close fit, but im not sure... Have anybody tried this? The psu I know nothing about...
by Xuestor
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent advice - Gaming Rig
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Silent advice - Gaming Rig

Hey Im planning on getting a gaming rig, and ofcourse want it as silent as possible... :) Fractal Design Define R2, Titanium OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) 1600MHz PC3-12800 Intel Core i5 655K 3.2GHz 80GB 2.5" SSD Intel X25-M G2 SATA Gigabyte Radeon HD6850 1GB OR: G...
by Xuestor
Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Software choices for an HTPC build?
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Software choices for an HTPC build?

Hey! Didn't really know where to post this topic, so feel free to move it to a better place. I'm currently planning a htpc build, and are pretty clear on what parts to use. What Im not sure about yet, is what software to run. With the experience I have, I'll say that the right software is just about...
by Xuestor
Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for good HTPC case with slim Depth!
Replies: 27
Views: 16958

When will the Grandia GD04 be released?

looks like a superb case, but I can't find it anywhere for purchase?
by Xuestor
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU for HTPC use
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

Manufacturing Process 65 nm vs 45 nm No deep sleep mode vs Deep/deeper sleep modes Max. core Voltage 1.5 V vs 1.3625 V Min. power dissipation 8 W same Max. power dissipation 105.15 W vs 98.89 W TDP 65 W same If I remember E5200 is <<5W idle, hard to measure, and about 20W at full load. Definitely w...
by Xuestor
Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU for HTPC use
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

I'm planning to use a mATX Intel G45 motherboard, hope that will be enough for HD-playback. I'm gonna use a pci soundcard and the video-output has to be HDMI.

I've been looking at the Gigabyte GA-EG45M-DS2H.
by Xuestor
Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU for HTPC use
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

CPU for HTPC use

Hello!

I'm building a HTPC, and have a Intel C2D 6850 lying around. I was wondering if that one will run hotter than a E5200? Those are pretty cheap, but if it doesnt make a difference tempwise, I dont see a reason for putting out cash for it. as far as I see, it uses the same wattage, 65W?
by Xuestor
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for good HTPC case with slim Depth!
Replies: 27
Views: 16958

Looking for good HTPC case with slim Depth!

Hey! I'm looking for a HTPC case with sleek minimalistic design and NOT deeper than 35-37 cm (about 14 inches). I know it's hard to find a resonably high (about 12-13 cm) case like this, so I'm ready to compromise a bit. The HTPC has to be able to run FullHD smoothly. Right now I have a atx motherbo...
by Xuestor
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: coolest card for HD-viewing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Lawrence Lee wrote:Any Radeon 3000/4000 series will do. I would go with this Asus HD3450: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814121230

Pretty big heatsink.
Thanks!

Is it a lot cooler than a 8800GT? I have one now, and if it aint that big difference, I'll just keep my 8800GT
by Xuestor
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: coolest card for HD-viewing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

coolest card for HD-viewing?

Hey!

I'm looking for the coolest card that will run 1080HD smoothly.

I have a spare accelero that I will fit on it if it's compatible.
by Xuestor
Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which fans are the best?
Replies: 12
Views: 4036

I would recommend looking at the articles here on SPCR as they have tested many fans. I would highly recommend against Noctua as they aren't that quiet and you pay a lot of money for the let-down. They are less noisy than Scythe/Yate Loon. The adapter for 600rpm operation is also a nice feature. No...
by Xuestor
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why I drive a Volvo
Replies: 16
Views: 3019

Gislaved Nordfrost 5 all the way! I think they are the best winter tyres. Sweden does have the hardest conditions for tyres, and unless you live in the major cities, spike tyres is a must (You are gambling a bit elsewhise). There is a living hell here when all the foreign truckers come up here, they...
by Xuestor
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HTPC's that fits a HR01-Plus?
Replies: 0
Views: 886

HTPC's that fits a HR01-Plus?

Hey!

Is there any good HTPC cases that will fit an Thermalright HR-01 Plus? All I've seen are about 2 cm to narrow.

Cheers.
by Xuestor
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thoughts on high-end air cooling parts, ~$300-400
Replies: 14
Views: 3237

I'll have to add that the switches for top and rear fan at the back will not function when you switch out the stock fans. It's hardwired to each fan, so those gets useless.
by Xuestor
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thoughts on high-end air cooling parts, ~$300-400
Replies: 14
Views: 3237

Well, If going for one Harddrive, the bottom fan is not neccessary. I'm running my lower compartment empty, with the PSU alone, and I have my Harddrive suspended in elastics in the top 5.25" slot instead. This wrks good for me. Experiment a bit first and see what you think. EDIT: Välkommen till SPC...
by Xuestor
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thoughts on high-end air cooling parts, ~$300-400
Replies: 14
Views: 3237

I'll have to say that the harddrives will be your akilles-heel. They will be the noisiest components, but also generate quite some heat, that may ramp up the PSU-fan. for the rest of the system, I'd recommend to slam on a noctua 120 mm each on the cpu and GPU, and run them with the supplied volt-reg...
by Xuestor
Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Media Centre PC - 2.5â€
Replies: 10
Views: 3315

The Greenpower is pretty much noiseless, I have one suspended, and it is near dead silent. The performance, I would say is enough for a Media Center build. Not like the F1 drives, but it's enough.
by Xuestor
Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 is driving me insane
Replies: 6
Views: 2463

sochee wrote:Okay, guess I was having a bad night. I just pulled on one and it came right off without any damage :\ Hehe, thanks for all the help guys.
Yeah, never fiddle with your computer when you're drunk... :)
by Xuestor
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: TRUE and Noctua S-12, bad temp
Replies: 19
Views: 4650

And the Scythe Slip Stream is a good and quiet fan which won't sound more than my Noctuas? Maybe it would be better to get the Slip Stream 800 and undervolt it to 600? Since that is the speed my Noctuas is running. Don't know. I do have an undervolted 800 slipstream that is completely silent, but I...
by Xuestor
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: TRUE and Noctua S-12, bad temp
Replies: 19
Views: 4650

Hmm, maybe I don't have to get any VGA chipset coolers at all. Because I bought the 8800GT Zilent from MSI, with an Zalman VF1000 on it. I think there already are pretty good chipset coolers from Zalman on it. Do you think another Noctua S-12 will work for the Accelero S1? I think I've read that th...
by Xuestor
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: TRUE and Noctua S-12, bad temp
Replies: 19
Views: 4650

You can actually fit 2 120 mm fans on there, (although there might be some overhang by say 1-2 mm) something like 500rpm scythe fans should do it, for easy cablecontrol (no extra adapters and so). The plastic thingies are called zip-ties. The vga chipset coolers aren't that bad, just remember to cle...
by Xuestor
Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor - removing the heatsink
Replies: 47
Views: 32665

i meant they can be used interchangeably....besides, torx tips are more prone to warp and break than alan keys in some situations (but not all). for the hard drive, it would be best to use alan keys if you wanted to make it look like you were never there. Well, I tried several different allenkeys o...
by Xuestor
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor - removing the heatsink
Replies: 47
Views: 32665

Listening to the velociraptor in its heatsink, the main thing I noticed was a high pitched whine which did alter if the hdd was repositioned. I don't know if removing the heatsink will deal with this. I don't think it will differ, but putting the baby in a Scythe quiet drive will. My high pitched n...
by Xuestor
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor - removing the heatsink
Replies: 47
Views: 32665

Ah! I wondered what the black plastic circles were for! Listening to the velociraptor in its heatsink, the main thing I noticed was a high pitched whine which did alter if the hdd was repositioned. I don't know if removing the heatsink will deal with this. David I don't think it will differ, but pu...
by Xuestor
Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 320Gb when???
Replies: 26
Views: 11352

As far as speed goes, a 640GB drive should maintain its transfer rates further into the disk than a 320 GB one. There's twice as much space, so if you're just comparing the first 320 gigabytes, the smaller drive's speed will be considerably slower toward the end of the disk, while the larger one wi...
by Xuestor
Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor - removing the heatsink
Replies: 47
Views: 32665

Just remember that removing the plastic voids all warranties. Lame thing by WD, but I suppose they take every chances they can to sneak out of RMA issues.
by Xuestor
Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor - removing the heatsink
Replies: 47
Views: 32665

It is indeed a Torx. Size 8 if I'm not mistaken. Don't try to unscrew them with something else, you will most definately damage the screws.
by Xuestor
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: TRUE and Noctua S-12, bad temp
Replies: 19
Views: 4650

All of my Noctua S-12 starts at about 400 rpm or so. The adapter that comes with the fan drops the rpm to about 600 if I remember correctly. So the 900 rpm issue is likely cause of the fancontroller. I had a E6850 cooled with TRUE and S-12 at 600 rpm, and that got me temp at about 20 over ambient, s...
by Xuestor
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor and P180
Replies: 5
Views: 3346

Yes, the Velociraptor will not fit in the Scythe Quiet Drive. But it's great for bringing down the noiselevel of the drive, so what I did was to skip one of the aluminumbricks, and one of the thermalpads, and Voila!, you will have a tight fit in the Scythe. You can use both aluminum bricks if you'd ...