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by Vibrator
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 6: Recall
Replies: 34
Views: 22857

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 6: Recall

I think Intel reacted in the proper way to this situation.
by Vibrator
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Home Server Build Guide
Replies: 137
Views: 49067

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

IMHO the motherboard is overkill.
The $110 GA-880GA-UD3H provides the same media connectivity and features for a tad bit less.

I'm sure a (much) cheaper quiet cooler can be used as well, since there doesn't appear to be any overclocking involved here.
by Vibrator
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Home Server Build Guide
Replies: 137
Views: 49067

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

It looks like you can fit something a lot longer than a 5770 in that case.
by Vibrator
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Puget Serenity SPCR Edition v.2
Replies: 50
Views: 16169

Slipstreams sound nice, but sleeve bearings + a smaller than normal motor in a hot environment worry me a bit.

Would it be possible to add Gentle Typhoons as an upgrade from the default configuration?
by Vibrator
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini-ITX Mini Tower Case
Replies: 53
Views: 45593

Thanks for the review :)
I've been wondering what the clearance between the PSU and CPU cooler was. Now I know.
by Vibrator
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cougar GX-700: 80 Plus Gold from a new brand
Replies: 10
Views: 5459

Cougar is HEC. (But it's kinda confusing because HEC has its own Cougar series PSUs which are different from HEC's Cougar brand's PSUs)
by Vibrator
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My thoughts about the Asus GTX465
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

You're using the lowest-end GF100 video card, no wonder it isn't as hot as the GTX 480 reviewers are complaining. :mrgreen: Numerous reviews state the power consumption is the same as the GTX470. Same power consumption = same heat output (Unless the energy is being converted to some other form such...
by Vibrator
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My thoughts about the Asus GTX465
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

danimal wrote:you can program a manual fan curve in with afterburner.
I did.

I was speaking about the "out-of-the-box" characteristics of my GTX465 though.
by Vibrator
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My thoughts about the Asus GTX465
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

A heavy load (eg. Folding) on auto fan will make it spin up, correct. However, if the fan is set at 60%, temperatures remain within safe limits while keeping a (subjectively) tolerable acoustic profile. I get 60c with an ambient of 22c. (So there is actually room to lower fan speeds even more if des...
by Vibrator
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Sugo SG07: The Ultimate Mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 17
Views: 10653

Nice case. I like the ability to fit large-ish coolers and long graphics cards.
by Vibrator
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My thoughts about the Asus GTX465
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

My thoughts about the Asus GTX465

It really isn't very loud. (If you let auto fan do its thing) I can't hear it over the stock 1200RPM 120mm double bearing fan that came with my Lancool PC-K58W. (Which gives a slight hum) It idles at 40% fan speed and loads at 40% fan speed. (Strange, but true) Temperatures are reasonable. At a 23c ...
by Vibrator
Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HIS HD 5550 & 5570 "Silence" Graphics Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 4916

They also need to account for low-quality power supplies (whose power ratings are outright lies). How will they do that? Low quality power supplies have variances beyond belief. Some can deliver 80% of their label wattage, while some can only do.....this. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=N...
by Vibrator
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HIS HD 5550 & 5570 "Silence" Graphics Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 4916

One wonders if a 120mm Nexus/Shiruken/Noctua fan run at 7v or so would drop the temps down significantly? Wouldn't be that hard to jerry-rig a bracket to mount a fan close to the HS on it. I thought the main problem with fans on GPUs was that they were typically 50mm screamers... Putting a fan on a...
by Vibrator
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HIS HD 5550 & 5570 "Silence" Graphics Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 4916

CA_Steve wrote:Thanks for the review. Big delta in power use between the ATI reference 5570 and this HIS version. I wonder why?
Maybe the GDDR5 on the HIS
by Vibrator
Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Phenom II Stock Coolers
Replies: 20
Views: 13754

sputnik-1 wrote:Why didn't you test the heatsinks with reference fans installed?
SPCR doesn't have reference 70mm fans, last I checked.
by Vibrator
Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Phenom II Stock Coolers
Replies: 20
Views: 13754

Thanks for the review. I guess I won't be using the AMD stock cooler for my next build.
by Vibrator
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 !!!
Replies: 52
Views: 30048

h-heavy...
by Vibrator
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Question about ads
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Question about ads

I'm aware that siteowners get money for ad views, but do they get money for clicks too?
by Vibrator
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: J&W MINIX 890GX-USB3 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 13
Views: 7732

SO-DIMM again... I don't know what the grunt about SO-DIMM is, aren't they more power efficient and similarly priced, with a form factor possibly allowing more than 2 slots on a mini-itx motherboard? If anything I think sata 6gbps vs sata 3gbps is much more important than the difference in ram as m...
by Vibrator
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: [Poll] What's your system's noisiest parts ?
Replies: 31
Views: 13655

My 8800GT is the most audible component at load.
by Vibrator
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel LGA1366 Stock Cooler Performance: Good Enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 5880

An AMD followup would be fantastic
by Vibrator
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gelid Silent Spirit & Scythe Samurai ZZ CPU Coolers
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

loimlo wrote:Why? Scythe fans performed wonderfully in SPCR review, especially their 120mm fans.
Longevity concerns.

I've had sleeve bearing fans die on me within 2 years of moderate use before
by Vibrator
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gelid Silent Spirit & Scythe Samurai ZZ CPU Coolers
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

I wish Scythe would stop bundling sleeve bearing fans with their coolers :/
by Vibrator
Thu May 27, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja 3 announced
Replies: 22
Views: 3778

Ninja 3 announced

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/ ... inja3.html

The Ninja 1 and 2 were good silent coolers. I wonder how well this will do?

(Source's source is in japanese btw, hence the link to a forum thread instead)
by Vibrator
Sun May 16, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Titan Fenrir & CM Hyper 212 Plus: Direct Touch Revisited
Replies: 71
Views: 24262

the nexus 120mm fan is inferior for overclocking purposes, it puts out less pressure than the stock fan that comes with the mugen2, for instance, which you can see if you are patient enough to wade thru the rather controversial spcr cpu review thread on that cooler That is untrue. Slipstreams actua...
by Vibrator
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!
Replies: 78
Views: 64264

What a unique birthday for the site.
by Vibrator
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 111972

I never adblock anything
by Vibrator
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is quietest 120mm PWM fan, HORIZONTAL mount? (for CPU)
Replies: 21
Views: 9827

Okay -- if I recall correctly, the only fan that had an issue with this was the GlobalWin NCB and it was only when it was blowing down... Every PSU with a 120mm fan sits so the fan blows upward, and many of those have sleeve bearings, so I think you should just use a quiet fan. Sleeve bearing fans ...
by Vibrator
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is quietest 120mm PWM fan, HORIZONTAL mount? (for CPU)
Replies: 21
Views: 9827

Take a look at some noiseblockers.
by Vibrator
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoons
Replies: 1
Views: 2302

Scythe Gentle Typhoons

Gentle Typhoons have gotten really nice reviews, praising them for their good noise characteristics and static pressure.

Are there any plans to review them here at SPCR?

If not, is there another fan roundup planned? That would be great as well.