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by oddlycalm
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HIS 4670ISilence OR Sapphire 4670 Ultimate ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4139

Re: HIS 4670ISilence OR Sapphire 4670 Ultimate ?

I am between the 2 4670 Passively Cooled Graphics Cards The Sapphire has 512MB GDD3 while His has 1GB DD3 Which one do you recommend ? You didn't mention your motherboard so it may depend on which will fit. The HIS card employs the Zalman passive cooler which has heat pipes that wrap around to the ...
by oddlycalm
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4650 low profile half height available?
Replies: 12
Views: 10953

Watch out for noise on the LP versions. The Newegg reviews talk about noisy fans.

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by oddlycalm
Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on video card
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

Thanks, any suggestions for 4670 cards that are known for low fan noise or a passive version that will fit on a P45 board?

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by oddlycalm
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Retail CPU Fan Sound Rating?
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

For a low wattage chip like the E8500 you can come up with a sink/fan that is a lot quieter. The other thing you can accomplish is to leave Intel's funky push pin mounting behind. An efficient heatsink with a low speed Nexus fan should keep an E8500 cool and be silent outside the case.

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by oddlycalm
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on video card
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

Need advice on video card

Building a new system for business and personal use and I'm a bit stuck on the video card. I've lurked over the years and gotten a lot of good tips here. E8400 wolfdale Xigmatek HDT-S1283 sink Xigmatek ACK-117751 retention bracket Nexus 120mm fan Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R Corsair 4GB PC800 WD VelociRapt...
by oddlycalm
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VelociRaptor or SSD?
Replies: 36
Views: 32089

A bigger problem may be emerging with SSD's. Serious slow downs from fragmentation, at least on MLC designs, would seem to be a serious issue. Serious slowdowns are being reported.

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