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by KadazanPL
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M CPU Heatsink
Replies: 16
Views: 9868

Re: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M CPU Heatsink

Thanks for the review :)

There's also a smaller version available - the True Spirit 90M, with a 92mm fan and total height 125,05mm.
http://www.thermalright.com/html/produc ... it_90.html
by KadazanPL
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY
Replies: 36
Views: 22470

Re: Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY

Either HDMI or DisplayPort. All modern AV receivers have the former, but not sure whether DP is as widely implemented. It's a shame... AV receivers don't age as fast as computers and can be a lot pricier, especially the quality ones. Not having the HDMI port doesn't warrant a change for a new model...
by KadazanPL
Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY
Replies: 36
Views: 22470

Re: Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY

Any chance to test the audio quality? This might be a tempting option for a media computer, but there's no optical nor analog output. How do you hook it to an amplituner? :?
by KadazanPL
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wooden case with optimal airflow (my first silent PC)
Replies: 25
Views: 13583

Re: wooden case with optimal airflow (my first silent PC)

Nice, you've got a DIY Fortress FT02 ;) I like the... uhmm... upholstery :D I have to ask though... as much as I understand the need to build things just for the pure pleasure of creation/tinkering, I don't quite get the logic behind investing both time and money in a near-silent case and then tucki...
by KadazanPL
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z All-In-One Desktop PC
Replies: 9
Views: 5638

Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z All-In-One Desktop PC

23" seems a bit on the small side. I'd rather see a 27" display with proper 19:10 aspect ratio. And no touchscreen for me, this is not a phone :)
by KadazanPL
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E Evolution Case
Replies: 26
Views: 8242

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E Evolution Case

Pity :( I really like the front panel, it's a shame it is so under performing.
by KadazanPL
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink
Replies: 45
Views: 18917

Re: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink

This is just one product; I wouldn't write off or judge the entire brand based on this review. I have in hand a couple of very promising Seasonic-made gold & platinum 80+ PSUs from bequiet! that I'll be tackling soon. Well, I had a very bad experience with their PSU (they weren't always made by Sea...
by KadazanPL
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink
Replies: 45
Views: 18917

Re: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink

BeQuiet! is on my personal short list of manufacturers I avoid. I used to have a PSU made by them, which died in a cloud of smoke and they refused to honor the warranty. From what I've seen in this review, their quality control is still a joke.
by KadazanPL
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler
Replies: 23
Views: 15287

Re: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler

Thanks for the review! :) It's exciting to see a cooler potentially useful for a single moving part PC. Couple of points though, regarding the review: 1. Would you mind trying ducting the cooler to the rear exhaust? A simple cardboard channel might be all it takes to make it the semi-passive solutio...
by KadazanPL
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower
Replies: 30
Views: 13329

Re: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower

Does anyone else think that this case looks a bit retro? :) A bit like those beige boxes we used to have in the 90s.
by KadazanPL
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Archon SB-E 15cm Fan CPU Cooler
Replies: 20
Views: 8927

Re: Thermalright Archon SB-E 15cm Fan CPU Cooler

SebRad wrote:From Solo II Review page 4
CPU heatsink up to 17.4 cm tall
So according to SPCRs measurements it fits and you have a whole 2mm spare!
Do you happen to know whether the first Solo has the same width?
by KadazanPL
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor 1TB and Scorpio Blue 500GB
Replies: 8
Views: 9704

Re: WD VelociRaptor 1TB and Scorpio Blue 500GB

Oh dear, this Velociraptor sounds like something hidden inside a beige 486DX box, loading the finishing move in Mortal Kombat or a new level in Doom2. I mean, I haven't heard such rattle since childhood, so a big plus for nostalgia :)
by KadazanPL
Thu May 31, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: CoolerMaster Silent Pro M - 600 or 700w? (noise level)
Replies: 7
Views: 2291

Re: CoolerMaster Silent Pro M - 600 or 700w? (noise level)

I once bought a coolermaster PSU with the word silent or quiet in its title. I will never forgive them. It was the loudest PC component I ever heard. We've been using the same Coolermaster Silent Pro M700 in case testing for many years. It is extremely quiet, and it has withstood all of the abuses ...
by KadazanPL
Tue May 01, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Cooler
Replies: 65
Views: 77702

Re: Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Cooler

I can't remember any SPRC test where the Nexus reference fans didn't fail to best the stock fans. Can you? As a matter of fact, I can :) Keep looking, I'm sure you'll find them :D Noctua should really consider selling their heatsinks without those fans as there are clearly better (ie. cheaper and b...
by KadazanPL
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Cooler
Replies: 65
Views: 77702

Re: Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Cooler

So... Noctua... you keep coming up with bright marketing ideas like "vortex control notches", numerous serrated struts and "noise absorbing" corner pads and you can't even beat the good old Nexus? :lol:
by KadazanPL
Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 25397

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

The question is how much vibration damping will this HDD cage give you. And the answer is... none.
by KadazanPL
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: This takes me back...
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

This takes me back...

EVGA - a manufacturer I've learnt to avoid - has announced a new motherboard, the Z77. The thing is, this model features a fan cooling solution for the chipset. I haven't seen a fan on a motherboard since maybe nforce2! Other producers don't seem to need active cooling for this (or any) chipset. htt...
by KadazanPL
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cubitek launches new ICE aluminum chassis series
Replies: 1
Views: 878

Re: Cubitek launches new ICE aluminum chassis series

Though they look very stylish and sleek, I could do without that blatant marketing BS: "anti-vibration design with sturdy aluminum frame" "the all aluminum design also helps with efficient thermal cooling" Also, 200mm front and 140mm top fans don't look to be of quiet variety. I hope SPCR is going t...
by KadazanPL
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A quiet dual xeon system
Replies: 7
Views: 4242

Re: A quiet dual xeon system

Looks like an expensive way to start a fire :)
What do you need so much computing power for? Is it quiet anyway?
by KadazanPL
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
Replies: 61
Views: 48185

Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR

Long live SPCR!

Thank you for those ten years! We wish you a hundred more!
by KadazanPL
Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate Edition
Replies: 31
Views: 16770

Re: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate Edition

Thank you for the review. It looks like I'm gonna stick with my current 5750 passive from PowerColor, since the 7750 doesn't improve much in terms of performance...
by KadazanPL
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: High Quality HTPC with power and temperature results
Replies: 5
Views: 4221

Re: High Quality HTPC with power and temperature results

Excellent temperatures :)
Is the HDD hard-mounted? Are seeks audible?

Can you provide us with HR pictures?
by KadazanPL
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: USB 3 ports dangling out at front of Solo
Replies: 11
Views: 3288

Re: USB 3 ports dangling out at front of Solo

Hi sinLog. Wondering if you've made your decision already? If you're still considering the PC-A04 I just completed a quiet build with that case. While it's definitely possible to make the case quiet with good component selection, I think that silent may be out of the question. The aluminum just pic...
by KadazanPL
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Update 2 | 1st Build: Define Mini, X-400, i7-2700K, HD7750
Replies: 40
Views: 25693

Re: 1st Build: Define Mini, X-400, i7-2700K, NH-C14...

Isn't it too hot for the HDD in there? I don't have any HDD testing programs, but busy or not it produces very little heat, 5.3 W when reading or writing and 3.3 W at idle according to Western Digital. It topped out at 34 °C while running Prime95+FurMark, but I had only recently powered up the syst...
by KadazanPL
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Update 2 | 1st Build: Define Mini, X-400, i7-2700K, HD7750
Replies: 40
Views: 25693

Re: 1st Build: Define Mini, X-400, i7-2700K, NH-C14...

Very clean and classy build! I like it a lot :)

Two questions:
1. Isn't it too hot for the HDD in there? It is a tight space, and you also blocked the airflow with the foam.
2. Have you tried reducing the number of case fans? With no GPU, the system should be fine with just the exhaust fan.
by KadazanPL
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16338

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

The duct is impressive, however, have you considered putting a single 90* elbow and exhausting the hot air through the top lid? You know, vertically. This would reduce the back-pressure somewhat.

Otherwise, your build is indeed an original design.
by KadazanPL
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Electronic Whining Noise Solutions Research Project
Replies: 19
Views: 741107

Re: Electronic Whining Noise Solutions Research Project

Damn... if only I lived closer... :( Like... on the same continent :lol:
by KadazanPL
Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-1050 PSU: Gold at Kilowatt+
Replies: 18
Views: 7790

Re: Seasonic X-1050 PSU: Gold at Kilowatt+

I wonder how it would fare with my overclocked i5 2500K, which caused 3 consecutive otherwise-quiet PSUs to whine and squeal in pain. :) This was confirmed by other users - overclocking i5 causes high pitch whine in PSUs. No idea why, must have something to do with aux power for the voltage regulati...
by KadazanPL
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Cosmos II: Ultra Tower Case
Replies: 5
Views: 2693

Re: Cooler Master Cosmos II: Ultra Tower Case

I think you should assemble an ITX system in it, just for the fun of it. Also, it can be made more powerful than your test rig ;) In fact, it can be as powerful as a full-grown single-GPU ATX system. I keep wondering - is there really a high demand for those kind of cases? Or is this to show the own...
by KadazanPL
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: BitFenix Outlaw - P3 for the mum
Replies: 2
Views: 2753

Re: BitFenix Outlaw - P3 for the mum

Your mom was probably like: "Yay, a new computer!" <power on> "Nope, just Chuck Testa!". :lol: