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by IanM
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-22 spotted
Replies: 13
Views: 8944

Re: Thermalright HR-22 spotted

pcooling.de are saying 18th November ETA, price is around €75
by IanM
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Nofan CR-80EH : smaller, cheaper fanless from Nofan
Replies: 2
Views: 2529

Nofan CR-80EH : smaller, cheaper fanless from Nofan

80W cooling 155mm diameter 113mm tall News reports at FanlessTech and TechPowerUp . Nofan website (but they don't have the new cooler shown yet.) I really want one of these! Nofans big coolers look awesome but they're just too much to fit any cases I own. This new one can work in µATX and maybe eve...
by IanM
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6744

Re: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013

I saw that earlier and wasn't impressed by Bit-tech's effort. It looks like yet another failure to understand the fanless product, it's not for i7 2600Ks and overclocking, and not for comparing with Silver Arrows, NH-D14s and Megahalems etc. I think an ideal review roundup of fanless would include: ...
by IanM
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Deepcool passive cooler at Cebit 2013 (5th-9th March)
Replies: 0
Views: 1309

Deepcool passive cooler at Cebit 2013 (5th-9th March)

Fanlesstech via Cowcotland. Looks interesting, similar to the Silverstone HE02 but maybe a little more compact? difficult to estimate from the photo.

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by IanM
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6744

Re: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013

New final spec details from Fanlesstech: http://www.fanlesstech.com/2013/02/zalm ... specs.html
10 x 6 mm heatpipes
156 × 156 ×157 mm
770g
usefully it has a decent looking offset, so the size might not be so difficult to accomodate:

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by IanM
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6744

Re: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013

edh wrote:Looks about Ninja sized.
rather bigger I think, Zalman FX100-Cube is reported as being 150 x 150 x 157.5 mm

pretty much kills my interest in this one (I use µATX and mini-ITX so even 140mm wide coolers are a PITA, 150mm would be impossible to deal with)
by IanM
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Passive house ventilation with computer fans
Replies: 10
Views: 9510

Re: Passive house ventilation with computer fans

Those fans look like they are even smaller diameter I don't know about the dimensions for the trickle fan I linked before, but yes the diameter of the domestic extractor fans tends to be surprisingly small, 100mm-150mm, but I don't think that's the important thing for driving air through ducts. N.B...
by IanM
Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Passive house ventilation with computer fans
Replies: 10
Views: 9510

Re: Passive house ventilation with computer fans

I know nothing about passive houses, but this looks interesting. My first thought is what lengths are the ducts going to be? I'm a bit sceptical that a 120x25mm deep fan is going to do what you need, extract fans are a lot deeper e.g. 100x150mm (longer than the diameter.) I fitted one approximately ...
by IanM
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Heligon HE02: Monster Fanless CPU Cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 3976

Re: SilverStone Heligon HE02: Monster Fanless CPU Cooler

Thanks for the review, interesting stuff. Can you clarify in the passive test section, you write: For our passive test... ...the horizontal orientation of our test platform. Does that mean the motherboard was oriented in the horizontal plane? i.e. table top if so, then I wonder if that hampered the ...
by IanM
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Massive Silentmaxx TwinBlock Cools 100 Watt CPUs without a f
Replies: 1
Views: 3255

Re: Massive Silentmaxx TwinBlock Cools 100 Watt CPUs without

There are some reviews for the Silentmaxx BigBlock. This one is smaller than the TwinBlock and designed for 70W TDP CPUs: http://www.dexgo.com/index.php?site=artikel/view.php&rubrik=Hardware&id=590 http://hardware-academy.org/reviews/34-kuehlung/131-test-silentmaxx-bigblock.html?showall=1 http://www...
by IanM
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silverstone SST-HE02 : a new passive CPU cooling contender?
Replies: 3
Views: 3358

Re: Silverstone SST-HE02 : a new passive CPU cooling contend

FanlessTech provided a couple of links to Chinese reviews: http://en.expreview.com/2012/09/02/silverstone-he02-fanless-cooler-review/24496.html (in English) http://www.pc426.com/thread-45562-1-1.html (Chinese) The first review compares the HE02 against the Thermalright HR02 using an i7 2600K @ 4GHz,...
by IanM
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Prolimatech MK-26 graphics card heatsink
Replies: 3
Views: 2246

Prolimatech MK-26 graphics card heatsink

This isn't on Prolimatech's website yet, but it appears to be released and available to buy:
The specs say that this heatsink can accodate two 120mm or two 140mm fans! Potential for GTX 670/680 to be quieter than the Asus Direct CU II or Gainward Phantoms?
by IanM
Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silverstone SST-HE02 : a new passive CPU cooling contender?
Replies: 3
Views: 3358

Re: Silverstone SST-HE02 : a new passive CPU cooling contend

More info and photos here: http://www.fanlesstech.com/2012/06/silverstone-sst-he02.html they're reporting a claim of 95W TDP fanless cooling, available "late Q3" priced $70. So this could be in retail some in September, not too long to wait. SPCR needs to get planning a passive cooler shootout! Silv...
by IanM
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans
Replies: 35
Views: 41480

Re: Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans

Bloody hell I hadn't noticed the connected blades! I was talking to someone about this very thing last week - some people are maybe aware of those little upturned wings at the tips of the main wings on large passenger aeroplanes. Well those are to reduce turbulence and increase fuel efficiency, they...
by IanM
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans
Replies: 35
Views: 41480

Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans

New Noiseblocker fans just appeared on Caseking today! I don't know anything about them but they look very interesting, especially the B12-PS that is specified as 400rpm-1500rpm Noiseblocker web page for these is in German only at the moment: http://www.noiseblocker.de/eLoop120.php B12-1 : 800rpm, 7...
by IanM
Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 & Reeven Vanxie CPU Coolers
Replies: 32
Views: 19510

Re: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 & Reeven Vanxie CPU Coolers

EDIT: thread has been moved...

anyway, Shuriken 2 rev. B looks pretty good with a 25mm fan and a good choice for those who don't want to use Noctua
by IanM
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silverstone SST-HE02 : a new passive CPU cooling contender?
Replies: 3
Views: 3358

Silverstone SST-HE02 : a new passive CPU cooling contender?

I believe this CPU heatsink was first seen with the enormous TJ12 Silverstone showed a long while ago, but this the first solid information I've been able to find. Cowcotland have photographed it and given a little info. If you'll excuse the google translated text: Silverstone back in the radiator! ...
by IanM
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-L12 vs Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev B?
Replies: 13
Views: 13135

Re: Noctua NH-L12 vs Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev B?

Big Shuriken 2 Rev B is not the same as the earlier version Big Shuriken tested, we don't have results for Big Shuriken 2 Rev B
by IanM
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-L12 vs Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev B?
Replies: 13
Views: 13135

Re: Noctua NH-L12 vs Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev B?

I'm confused now, has Luca (quest_for_silence) misread the chart published yesterday? those results are for the 'Big Shuriken' but we're still waiting for Mike or Lawrence to publish the results of the 'Big Shuriken 2 Rev B'
by IanM
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Lian Li 300W SFX PSU noise? fan size & RPM range?
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

Lian Li 300W SFX PSU noise? fan size & RPM range?

Lian li are bundling a 300W SFX PSU with a few of their latest range of mini ITX cases. I suppose it makes sense for some of the case designs, but mostly I'm against using these PSUs as they're neither silent or power efficient (90W-150W picoPSU & power brick seems better fit for a lot of non-gaming...
by IanM
Tue May 29, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li PC-Q16 & airflow
Replies: 3
Views: 4733

Re: Lian-Li PC-Q16 & airflow

I really like this case and wanted to use it for a couple of builds, but it looks like it's only being sold with the 300W SFX power supply. If Lian Li lose the PSU and make it easy to use picoPSU (or similar) instead, then there should be plenty of space to put a reasonable size cooler in there and ...
by IanM
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Efficient power consumption optical disk drives?
Replies: 4
Views: 3782

Efficient power consumption optical disk drives?

It's difficult to find any info or specs on the power consumption of optical disk drives, does anyone know of any review sites that test ODDs for power efficiency? For 5.25" desktop size all I could find was this old review on Tom's Hardware: 2007 comparison . One review doesn't tell us much. I wond...
by IanM
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH67CF not compatible with heatsink backplates
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

Re: Intel DH67CF not compatible with heatsink backplates

Thanks for the warning Matt, I was going to order two of these boards with Thermalright coolers for someone else. The issue is very frustrating, but you've saved me some potential embarrassment. As you say the IC is 1-2mm thicker than the metal adjacent plate it may be possible to add some plastic s...
by IanM
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 67121

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate -

Is that mounting kit available separately? it is, see the Noctua product page: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=30&lng=en certainly it's sold in many EU stores (though availability in the UK is poor, and priced 2-3 times more than rest of EU) In the USA it's available from...
by IanM
Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 67121

Re: Ideas to mount old Ninja 775 on 1155 with custom backpla

kater wrote:Ok, so here's the story...
fantastic and very timely! I was about to sell an SCNJ-1000 in great condition, now I'm going to try and get the Noctua kit instead and put this awesome cooler back into service :) Huzza!
by IanM
Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: mini-ITX LGA1155: efficient PSUs? PicoPSU+brick? or other?
Replies: 16
Views: 7812

Re: mini-ITX LGA1155: efficient PSUs? PicoPSU+brick? or othe

I have picoPSU-160XT (because of high MTBF rating) and a Seasonic SSA-0901-12 brick. Seasonic list a few adapters on their website: http://www.seasonic.com/product/adapter.jsp up to 120W for the SSA-1201-xx however the 12V version is listed as 102W, not sure if that's a typo, but it's the same on t...
by IanM
Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH61AG Media Series Mini-ITX mobo
Replies: 41
Views: 31871

Re: Intel DH61AG Media Series Mini-ITX mobo

the DH61AG is super-clean even with a pair of earbuds, volume control turned up to 100% and all kinds of I/O activity going on. very useful info, I imagine quite a few people will be happy to know that it's good for audio :) have you had other systems previously powered by an external AC-DC PSU? or...
by IanM
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH61AG Media Series Mini-ITX mobo
Replies: 41
Views: 31871

Re: Intel DH61AG Media Series Mini-ITX mobo

Mac Mini refresh might be sooner than later. and here it is! http://www.apple.com/macmini/ Still 13W idle, so no improvement there. As always with Apple, RAM upgrades are a staggering rip off (in the UK £80 for extra 2GB vs £37 if you source your own pair of 4GB SODIMMs) Macbook Air Superdrive is p...
by IanM
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: mini-ITX LGA1155: efficient PSUs? PicoPSU+brick? or other?
Replies: 16
Views: 7812

Re: mini-ITX LGA1155: efficient PSUs? PicoPSU+brick? or othe

Im not completly sure its the same as JonnyGuru pico roundup, but brick isnt that expensive, FSP120-AAB Power Supply Charger AC Adapter 19v 6.3a $24.76 I'm 99% sure it will be. Remember that FSP is a massive ODM/OEM/contract manufacturer supplying 1000s of products in 1000s of variations to most of...
by IanM
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: mini-ITX LGA1155: efficient PSUs? PicoPSU+brick? or other?
Replies: 16
Views: 7812

Re: mini-ITX LGA1155: efficient PSUs? PicoPSU+brick? or othe

Useful info, esp that jonnyGURU review, thanks :) It's a good review for sure, but remember it is only one review. I'd like to see a repeat with some better AC-DC PSUs, especially on the 12V picoPSUs. I'm not sure why the 'wide input' picoPSU should be more efficient than the 12V version, in theory...