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by strongbad
Wed May 01, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen 4
Replies: 6
Views: 3583

Re: Scythe Mugen 4

I was going to post a separate thread "Scythe Shortage" but this thread will do. I tried to buy a Big Shuriken 2 and was pretty surprised to find almost everybody out of stock. The one or two retailers that have them are selling for 50% over list price! I guess Scythe doesn't care about customers in...
by strongbad
Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Electronic Noise and Tinnitus
Replies: 58
Views: 73195

Re: Electronic Noise and Tinnitus

Richard's story is interesting, but confusing also. He claims to be bothered by 'noises' in the RF spectrum which just isn't possible, however most modern electronic gear has ceramic capacitors and ceramic capacitors have piezo-electric effect. These capacitors will make noise if the voltage applied...
by strongbad
Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Katana 3: Same slant, new version
Replies: 7
Views: 5466

Even though the AMD clip doesn't allow for heatsink or fan rotation, on most AMD boards, the fan will end up blowing in the right direction, toward the back case exhaust fan. On my 780G board, the heatsink I'd like to direct air over is the northbridge, below the CPU--not behind it. So for my purpo...
by strongbad
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!
Replies: 78
Views: 66123

Congratulations. I've been reading for about 3 years and the site and info get better and better.
by strongbad
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 790GX Showdown: Gigabyte vs. MSI
Replies: 9
Views: 5837

Great test and thanks so much for the instructions on how to configure Speedfan. I could never figure out how to make Speedfan control fan speed on my 780G board till now. It's good to see that Gigabyte went the extra mile on heatsinks for the northbridge and buck converter mosfets. NB temps aren't ...
by strongbad
Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolima Megahalems: A Mega Nehalem Cooler
Replies: 59
Views: 33416

Great article. It's good to know the best even if I would probably never buy it.

A little off topic, but how are aluminum fins attached to copper heatpipes on this heatsink and similar ones. Is it a press fit?
by strongbad
Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything
Replies: 68
Views: 31306

Wow, what a great article! Not only is it the most detailed technical article of this sound card ever written, but Devon Cooke even manages to put the card in perspective with the insanity of an entertainment industry that would spur a market for such a card. The many hyperlink references are greatl...
by strongbad
Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique my quiet 780G system
Replies: 6
Views: 4096

pcrosley, 4850e's are cheap and plentiful at newegg.com. They ship internationally. I finally finished my build. I substituted some parts from the original plan. Here's the final parts list: Antec NSK3480 case Gigabyte motherboard GA-MA78GPM-DS2H AMD4850e Processor Scythe Ninja 2 Scythe S-Flex 120mm...
by strongbad
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: temperature
Replies: 13
Views: 5363

This is a hard question to answer with any precision because there are dozens of different components each with its own absolute max temperature rating and each with its own stress level. Cooler is always better than hotter with semiconductors for longevity and reliability. A rule of thumb is that a...
by strongbad
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique my quiet 780G system
Replies: 6
Views: 4096

Thanks for your suggestions. If I did get the Ninja Mini, would I need to use the 80mm fan that comes with it? If I get the bigger Ninja Plus, could I use the 120mm 1200rpm fan as a case fan instead of the stock tri-cool? Another question I have is about undervolting/underclocking: should I undervol...
by strongbad
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique my quiet 780G system
Replies: 6
Views: 4096

Critique my quiet 780G system

This is my first PC build and this is what I have on paper so far: Antec NSK3480 microATX case Gigabyte Motherboard GA-MA78GPM-DS2H AMD4850e Processor Kingston KVR800D2N5/1G memory (x2) Seagate Momentus 5400.5 160GB HDD LG BluRay/HD-DVD Player Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B with no fan Windows Vista Home P...
by strongbad
Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 296759

I love this silenT3 system by Anitec. It has great performance, small size, and it's very reasonably priced. I'd buy it today if they sold to US customers. :( Anitec offers a 4GB memory upgrade, but I've downloaded and read the Asus manual on the barebones system and it says the motherboard accepts ...