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by Ciril
Sat May 28, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 vs FT02 vs 650D vs 700D?
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

Re: P183 vs FT02 vs 650D vs 700D?

A vote fot FT02, mainly because I'm in the exact same situation and the FT02 seems just such an interesting upgrade. The only problem seems to be video card length, but I don't see why anyone would add a >11" vga card to a silent rig.
by Ciril
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 or Antec Sonata Series, for low watt power supply
Replies: 6
Views: 3082

I'd go with the SOLO if I were you (and actually, I did). You won't have any hassle with needing long cables and you get the option of mounting the HDDs on a "bungee cord," which helps with HDD noise a lot. It really is a very good case. The only reason NOT to go with the SOLO is if you need to tink...
by Ciril
Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best CPU cooler for Solo?
Replies: 18
Views: 3622

Don't see why any of these coolers shouldn't fit. I have a NH-U12P in my SOLO, it fits (even though it's a bit snug in there) and it's a beast. I have a GA-P35-DS3L, the dimensions are the same with your mobo and the CPU mounting location looks about the same as well. Worst case scenario: you have t...
by Ciril
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which Cooler: HR-01 Plus v Xigmatek HDT-S1283[?]
Replies: 38
Views: 14089

SPCR reviews are out of date too. You can't always go on a review anyway. User opinions are good. How can a review of a product be out of date when neither the product itself nor it's requirements have changed? :? Also, how are user opinions (ie. "I have X and it's pretty quiet") better then actual...
by Ciril
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Videocard upgrade: 8800 GTS -> HD 4850
Replies: 20
Views: 7948

Thanks for your reactions so far! So running the HD 4850 passive with the accellero S1 isn't a good idea. What about the passive out-of-the-box HD 4850 from gigabyte. Bit-tech reviewed it. They're very positive, but the card is also more expensive (also due to the 1GB RAM). Are there any silent out...
by Ciril
Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte 4850 (GV-R485ZL-512H) thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 2242

Better yet, get any 4850 and slap an Accelero S1 + 120mm fan on that on that. Quiet and cool
by Ciril
Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-U12P vs Sychte Mugen
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Thanks for the replies. It seems I'm getting the Noctua then.
by Ciril
Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-U12P vs Sychte Mugen
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Noctua NH-U12P vs Sychte Mugen

I was pretty set on the Mugen (best easily available CPU cooler on the SPCR recoommended list here), but then I noticed the NH-U12P was only ~3$ more. I see the NH-U12P has been reviewed here( http://www.silentpcreview.com/article850-page1.html ) and been given a great rating, but it's not on the re...
by Ciril
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire (dual slot) 4850 + accelero s1
Replies: 14
Views: 4958

The case arrived yesterday and I just finished installing all the bits and pieces in it (I'd have done this yesterday, but I was out of MX-2 and the store was closed by then). The Accelero fits fine in the case with a comfy 7mm wiggle room. Temps dropped from 45C @ idle to 37@idle (I haven't done an...
by Ciril
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire (dual slot) 4850 + accelero s1
Replies: 14
Views: 4958

Thanks for your help everyone, I just ordered the case and it should arrive within the next week. I'll update this post with results then :)
by Ciril
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire (dual slot) 4850 + accelero s1
Replies: 14
Views: 4958

Ciril, If you do get the Solo, please update this thread with your findings (and measurements if possible!!). Thanks! EDIT: I took some measurements of my Solo case. It's about 25.8cm from the back edge of my video card PCB to the edge of the hard drive cage . So if your measurement of 26cm is comp...
by Ciril
Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: quiet gaming budget machine
Replies: 6
Views: 4031

As most obsessions, it started slowly. Amen to that. I'm pretty much in the same position as you are: Bought the PC as a budget machine with lots of power and now my place is littered with ramsinks, quiet fans and whatnot. Replaced the PSU cooler, case fans, HDD mounting and new VX450 is on the way...
by Ciril
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: To replace or not to replace (a 7600GT), this is the matter!
Replies: 25
Views: 4360

ATI HD4670 if you have PCI-E in my opinion.

edit: Sorry, I missed the power dissipation part. It might not be for you in that case.
by Ciril
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire (dual slot) 4850 + accelero s1
Replies: 14
Views: 4958

Thanks for the info. Why do you have ramsinks on the back of the PCB though? Or am I seeing it wrong?
by Ciril
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire (dual slot) 4850 + accelero s1
Replies: 14
Views: 4958

Ok, Dave, I'll try to measure the distances, but first I'll have to go out and buy a ruler or something. Right now I just used an IDE cable to mark the length and then used an online ruler :D. I'm probably going to go with a P182B though. The solo costs ~110$ w/o shipping and that's just too expensi...
by Ciril
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire (dual slot) 4850 + accelero s1
Replies: 14
Views: 4958

I'll mention just for reference: the Accelero S1 Rev2 fits perfectly on the sapphire dual-slot PCB. I don't have decent measuring device, but it's ~26cm long. Doesn't even fit in my current case. However when I put the original cooler back on (with new thermal paste) I noticed a temp drop of about 5...
by Ciril
Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire (dual slot) 4850 + accelero s1
Replies: 14
Views: 4958

Hm, no chance then. The PCB looks to be about 21cm (don't have anything decent to measure with) and the GPU is further back on this version. Here's a pic: http://www.techpowerup.com/img/08-08-09/5a.jpg edit: I guess I'll get the cooler, fit it with a fan etc and then see how long it is. If I can't g...
by Ciril
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire (dual slot) 4850 + accelero s1
Replies: 14
Views: 4958

Ok, thanks. Now I just need to know if the card would fit in the solo. Your idea was great, but I don't actually have the solo yet. I bought (am buying I guess) my PC in two installments: first I got all the inner workings in a throwaway case with a (fairly decent I might add) 400W Fortron PSU and n...
by Ciril
Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire (dual slot) 4850 + accelero s1
Replies: 14
Views: 4958

Sapphire (dual slot) 4850 + accelero s1

Hi all

I'm looking to make a quiet case and was wondering if the Accelero S1 would fit on the non-reference dual slot 4850 made by Sapphire. Currently it's the loudest component in my PC.

If it does, will it fit in the Antec SOLO?

Thanks in advance