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by KyleSTL
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80mm Scythe Fan recommendtion
Replies: 0
Views: 1259

80mm Scythe Fan recommendtion

It's been a very long time since I've posted here, and I'm looking for some feedback on an 80mm fan for my HTPC. Currently I have an Antec NSK2480 case, Scythe Mini Ninja CPU cooler (with Scythe Minebea low speed fan), and 2 120mm Scythe 500RPM Slipstream fans. I've recently had some issues with my ...
by KyleSTL
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 199966

Updated cooling results

IC, I retested after some burn-in time and the stock temperatures and OC idle were identical to my initial test, and the OC load dropped 1°C to 64°C. Please update your graph to be +0.5°C for me (average of the two load temperature). I think it's only fair to include all data, instead of just the...
by KyleSTL
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 199966

IC 7 Carat Diamond results

Used on a volt-modded 7600GS AGP with Zalman VF700 fan @ 5.4V. Using existing thermal compound (Tuniq TX-2): Stock - Idle: 48°C | Load: 58°C OC (755 core/455 memory) - Idle: 49°C | Load: 63°C Using IC 7C Diamond: Stock - Idle: 47°C | Load: 58°C OC - Idle: 49°C | Load: 65°C Looks like it's a ...
by KyleSTL
Fri May 15, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 199966

ICD7 Testing

Be glad to test it vs. the AS5 and TX2 I normally use (and the ungodly number of OEM tubes I have that came with aftermarket coolers). Email sent.
by KyleSTL
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AcoustiPack, Asaka, or Dynamat?
Replies: 4
Views: 2578

Decision Made

I will be purchasing two Dynamat Extreme packs for covering the left, right, top and front of my Lian Li case. It should run ~50-60USD. Each sheet will be cut for the side with enough remainder (~450x310mm) to cover the top and front. I will post my thoughts when I am done. At this time I don't thin...
by KyleSTL
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AcoustiPack, Asaka, or Dynamat?
Replies: 4
Views: 2578

I've been leaning toward the DynaMat pack, as they have been the clear leader in automotive noise attenuation for years. I think I'd definitely trust their products. I think I'll eliminate Asaka for the time being, unless someone comes along with success stories with it.
by KyleSTL
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mobo/Video Card(s) for Photoshop Dual/Tri Monitor System?
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

I would venture to say no 2-platter WD3200AAKSs are out on the shelves (or in the storehouses, as the case is). Be aware, though, that the 3200AAKS is not as fast as the 6400AAKS (I own 1 and 2 of these HDDs, respectively). I would say a 9600GT would be the way to go. It has 2 dual-link DVI connecti...
by KyleSTL
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help me build a low power usage pc
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

You need one of these motherboards for an excellent, low-power IGP.

Jetway 780G miniITX

J&W 780G miniITX
by KyleSTL
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AcoustiPack, Asaka, or Dynamat?
Replies: 4
Views: 2578

AcoustiPack, Asaka, or Dynamat?

Hi, I was wondering what the consensus is on acoustic dampening in cases. I have a Lian Li PC-7 case with 6 fans (2x120mm Scythe SS 800, 1x120mm Scythe SS 1900, Zalman VF700 GPU cooler, 1x120mm Scythe SS 1200 - on Ninja, and a 2000?rpm Scythe 80mm). All the fans are on the lowest setting using 2 Sil...
by KyleSTL
Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OEM PSU supplier claims new model with 90% efficiency
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

I understand what he was saying, that Channel Well is not a well-known RETAIL brand, but is a very respected OEM for other retail names (TT, Cheiftec, XClio, etc). To a person outside the enthusiast community 'Channel Well' means virtually nothing since they are mostly OEM. This news is quite exciti...
by KyleSTL
Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Conversion to quiet media box...
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

Sorry for the double post, but I don't think it's worth it to buy a new S939 motherboard, aside from the fact you probably have more adjustability with your current one (under-clocking/volting). I'd stick with all your current hardware and throw it in a Silverstone LC17 or Lian Li C30/C32. As for co...
by KyleSTL
Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Conversion to quiet media box...
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

I'm not sure why you'd replace an HX520, being as it's famously quiet (albeit slightly long-in-the-tooth in that department). I'd suggest replacing the factory fan with a Scythe SFlex/SlipStream if the fan is noisy now (bearings failing). As for cases I personally like: Antec NSK2480 (I own one and ...
by KyleSTL
Mon May 19, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling my Pentium D 915.
Replies: 52
Views: 9815

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?o ... mitstart=4

Best application method for HDT coolers.
by KyleSTL
Wed May 14, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Antec solo with E8400 and lowpower VGA, but which CPU cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 2671

The Scythe Mini Ninja will fit in almost every case (so long as it has full-sized expansion slots, even the very small Antec NSK2480). The Ninja or Mini Ninja would be good for passive cooling. Also look into the Infinity, TRU, TRUE, S1283 or S963 and a low-speed fan (800 rpm for 120mm, or 1500-2000...
by KyleSTL
Tue May 13, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does the 4850e really use less power than a 4800+[?]
Replies: 8
Views: 3628

Yes.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd ... ,1925.html

I compares a ton (35) of AMD CPUs and their power consumption.
by KyleSTL
Mon May 12, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342023

Awesome! It's like a giant spongy iron butterfly. That would be great if you can get ahold of their obsolete/underutilized equipment for cheap. Remember you have thousands of people here that will vouch for the usefulness of this wonderful site.
by KyleSTL
Fri May 09, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Scythe S-Flex 1900
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

New Scythe S-Flex 1900

Scythe just came out with a new S-Flex to match the RPMs of the highest CFM SlipStream fan. Check it out: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/002/sflex_detail.html I wonder when we'll get a review of this badboy? Got any samples MikeC? This could be an excellent choice for semi-quiet-ish ultra hig...
by KyleSTL
Mon May 05, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: is silent PC's an addiction?
Replies: 31
Views: 9379

Re: Yes

but it also has the marks of a religon. I find myself proslytizing and offering testimony. I view my Dell owning brother in law as a heathen or pagan. I feel that my nephew must be saved, or at least his hearing. When I walk into some place like the library or school, with all of those loud compute...
by KyleSTL
Mon May 05, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342023

Ah, I see. How will you make the penetration for the microphone cord into the chamber for doing recordings? Just curious. I was under the impression that the recording computer would have to reside IN the chamber so that there would be no penetrations into the chamber. I guess that makes a big diffe...
by KyleSTL
Mon May 05, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342023

That sounds very exciting. If I lived in your state (or country for that matter) I'd offer you a weekend of service. However, in the early stages of my career I have little vacation in industry and St Louis is a couple time zones and a couple latitudinal degrees away, so I will not be able to offer ...
by KyleSTL
Fri May 02, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342023

BeerParty wrote:or the SOLO I am going to buy to replace it.
Or win (possibly), if you donate again.
by KyleSTL
Fri May 02, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342023

You sweetened the deal (again) that prompted a second (larger) donation. Keep up the good work.
by KyleSTL
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342023

speedy wrote:Such geeky endeavors deserve support. ;)
Another reason I chose to donate. They need a smiley with taped glasses. I'd use it all the time (because I can relate). I'm such an engi-nerd
by KyleSTL
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342023

dhanson865 -- SOLELY based on SPCR's reviews, I've bought the following hardware: ... Ditto. SPCR can attribute the following sales to great reviews: 2x Corsair HX620 1x Antec NSK2480 manyx Scythe fans and heatsinks ... In fact, this fund drive just encouraged me to sign up for the forum (which I'v...