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by thepwner
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: AMD 4850e
Replies: 0
Views: 1014

FS: AMD 4850e

I have my AMD 4850e here collecting dust. I used it for a couple of months (I really don't remember, 6 max) and overclocked it to 2.8ghz (stock being 2.5ghz) for a month or 2 in that span. It has never been run at over 140F and has generally been well taken care of. It still works, other than that t...
by thepwner
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone have the link for how many watts you *really* need?
Replies: 2
Views: 996

That's the one thank you so much!
by thepwner
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone have the link for how many watts you *really* need?
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Anyone have the link for how many watts you *really* need?

On the SPCR forums I found a link posted by someone, which led to a *really* in depth and good article on how many watts PC's use up. This was in response to the typical n00b user thinking that he/she needs a 10000W PSU for their system, when in reality most PC's use very little power, and only the ...
by thepwner
Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P182 build. With Q9550. Update: Finally quiet
Replies: 17
Views: 12732

I have a 640GB Caviar Blue Western Digital and I don't know where the drive breath hole is and I think I'm covering it right now in my Tuniq Sanctum enclosure...anyone have one of these drives and know where the hole is?
by thepwner
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: //
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

Ya I don't get why Antec did that. The only thing I can think of would be to get some type of thin rubber or foam or something and put it between the fan and both the metal mount and the top of the case...might be a tight squeeze then...
by thepwner
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help with DIY external storage needed
Replies: 17
Views: 3125

Adding a pci RAID sata card? From my understanding they're quite cheap...at least they make cheap ones...I don't know how well they work.
by thepwner
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Slip Stream Slim
Replies: 8
Views: 3376

Holy screw...think as F
by thepwner
Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which graphics card 4870/260?
Replies: 6
Views: 2746

To get a good video card and silence...you need to get an aftermarket cooler. May I suggest one of Arctic Cooling GPU coolers?

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/main.php?cPath=2

They have ones to fit both the Radeon 48xx and the 260 that you're thinking of.
by thepwner
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Let me define passive cooling for you guys...
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

If you're going for a fanless rig that isn't for gaming, you can make most everything fanless except that CPU, that's your biggest problem, built in video, SSD, fanless PSU...but as for the CPU this case would take care of it.
by thepwner
Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Let me define passive cooling for you guys...
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Let me define passive cooling for you guys...

I was just browsing google for Thermalright and I stumble upon this...I then shrieked like a little girl and wet my pants.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2 ... _chassis/1
by thepwner
Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Multitaskin/Gaming PC
Replies: 11
Views: 2115

Maybe one of thermalright's GPU coolers would fit a 4770, I don't know though.
by thepwner
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mighty plastic pushpins
Replies: 21
Views: 3661

I can see that, but I have niggling doubt such a solution would cost much more to produce, assuming no metal need be used. We'll never know I'm afraid, as I doubt this is going to be properly researched so the exact size and complexity of the screw assembly could be determined. :( Would love to kno...
by thepwner
Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mighty plastic pushpins
Replies: 21
Views: 3661

What if they put some sort of thumbscrew spring rig up on pushpins? That way you could "screw" the pushpins in until they snapped into place...sound plausible?
by thepwner
Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: would/nt 3 hard drives be optimum for a heavy downloader?
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Master? Slave? Are talking about IDE drives? Dude let me boot up my Windows 95 PC and like work in Microsoft paint on my 15" beige plastic CRT monitor...dude get out of the stone age.
by thepwner
Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The future of air cooling? New radical heatsink design
Replies: 14
Views: 6430

Ya I doubt that this can run passively. Doesn't look like you have much surface area. The fan sucking air over the heatsink (or sucking air thru the heatsink is more like it) is interesting because most heatsinks today have a fan blowing air onto the heatsink...I wonder if air and pressure and such ...
by thepwner
Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Shuriken: [air flow up or down]?
Replies: 11
Views: 2759

Ya hans! You and me both are pervs! Hooray!
by thepwner
Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Was thinking about getting a new CPU heatsink and fan...
Replies: 7
Views: 1670

Right, it's rated at 130W heat dissapation...but that's (probably) with the fan at the stock 12v which is actually extremely loud. ~1000rpm it becomes very quiet/inaudible. And here's the thing guys, I live in a house without air conditioning, so with summer coming it's going to get quite hot...like...
by thepwner
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Was thinking about getting a new CPU heatsink and fan...
Replies: 7
Views: 1670

Really? I give you guys the chance to reccomend a new heatsink...seems like you would be all over that with 1000 suggestions...guess I was mistaken.
by thepwner
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Was thinking about getting a new CPU heatsink and fan...
Replies: 7
Views: 1670

Was thinking about getting a new CPU heatsink and fan...

OK so right now I have a 4850e but was thinking in the future upgrading to a dual core Kuma and OC'ing a bit and I don't think my Arctic Cooling 64 Freezer Pro is going to cut it, so I want to maybe get a new heatsink. Any suggestions? I was looking at this Xigmatek http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...
by thepwner
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Shuriken: [air flow up or down]?
Replies: 11
Views: 2759

OK I have nothing to add to this thread, but I just looked at the title and started laughing...I mean come on that title is awful. You should have named it "blow air over the heatsink or pull air over it" I mean blow or suck? That's awful!
by thepwner
Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 6 monitor setup = 4960 x 2800
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Bastard....
by thepwner
Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 31540

You...bastard...
by thepwner
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a silent Antec P182 Intel i7 build
Replies: 6
Views: 2549

Suggestion - don't use the stock fans. Even at lowest speed setting they bothered me. Maybe some Noctua's or the like will do you better. The stock Antec ones are garbage.
by thepwner
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cracked PCB repair - is this safe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2899

Since it was just ground over there and nothing else like power lines or something, I would say you're completely fine. I wouldn't worry about a thing.
by thepwner
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4770 worth waiting for?
Replies: 50
Views: 11550

Ya if you always wait for something better...in terms of technology...you'll be waiting till you die...
by thepwner
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 104946

Dude that card look sick!
by thepwner
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Q's about 4770 and 4670
Replies: 17
Views: 3563

I'm assuming that the 4730's performance is going to be not as good as the 4770's?
by thepwner
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Q's about 4770 and 4670
Replies: 17
Views: 3563

Ugh, and why aren't they available? Newegg used to have like 6 of them (they were all sold out) and now they only have 1 (sold out) Why can't I find any of these anywhere? It seems like if you come out with a new product that everyone wants...you might make a lot of them?
by thepwner
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Q's about 4770 and 4670
Replies: 17
Views: 3563

So my question still remains, if I put my fanless cooler from my 4670 on a 4770 would it cool just as well or would the 4770 be unhappy because of the high temps? Should I get an Accelero when (if) I upgrade to a 4770 or can I just put the 4770 heatsink on the 4670, sell it, and put the 4670 heatsin...
by thepwner
Sun May 31, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte silent ATi HD4850, idle 69 degrees, load 113?
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

113C? That might be in the range of operating temperatures, but being able to boil water doesn't seem safe to me...