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by flemeister
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo II Gamer
Replies: 7
Views: 5225

Re: Antec Solo II Gamer

Zenphic wrote:I must say that you've made an excellent bit of work with the Solo II!
Agreed! I like the choice of components as well. All good brands, reliable, tried and tested, no nonsense, form follows function. :)
by flemeister
Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Passively cooled GPU + case fans regulated with GPU temps???
Replies: 15
Views: 6285

Re: Passively cooled GPU + case fans regulated with GPU temp

23-D wrote:And what about controlling the fan based of GPU temps?
Tada! :D

http://www.quietpc.com/gel-pwm-vga-cable
by flemeister
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mounting bracket for 2.5" SDD in Antec Solo
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Re: Mounting bracket for 2.5" SDD in Antec Solo

Placing it behind the motherboard tray or HDD cage (jammed in among the spare PSU cables to hold it in place securely) would be another option. Blu-tack, velcro or double-sided tape would also work great if you'd prefer to mount it in plain sight. :) Velcroed to the bottom of the 5.25" bays: http://...
by flemeister
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: If price is equal, buy Corsair RM450 or RM550?
Replies: 5
Views: 3066

Re: If price is equal, buy Corsair RM450 or RM550?

i7 4770K, Z87-based mobo, and GeForce 750 TI card. I did a similar build for a mate using an i7 4770 and GTX750. Went with a Seasonic G360. :) Will the 550 spend more time in fanless mode? Theoretically yes, only by a little though. Does the idle draw of the 550 make it less efficient in the long r...
by flemeister
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Cool, Compact, Quiet, All-Rounder Powerhouse V2 =D
Replies: 0
Views: 3114

Cool, Compact, Quiet, All-Rounder Powerhouse V2 =D

Three years ago, I built this Compact, cool & quiet powerhouse all-rounder for a friend =) . Now it's time for an upgrade, as it is being handed down to someone else. Specs: [/u] CPU: Intel Core i7 4770 Mobo: Asrock H87M-PRO4 RAM: G.Skill Ares 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1866 SSD: Crucial M500 480GB HDD: Seag...
by flemeister
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: re-using an older case with a new CPU cooler?
Replies: 15
Views: 4631

Re: re-using an older case with a new CPU cooler?

Those standoffs look pretty standard, maybe even a bit shorter than normal. I don't think many, if any, cases come with shorter standoffs. Some high-end cases like the TJ11 use even taller standoffs. I still think you'll be absolutely fine, and if Coolermaster had made the backplate lower profile, I...
by flemeister
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sound Dampening Foam for Antec Case
Replies: 3
Views: 1865

Re: Sound Dampening Foam for Antec Case

* Acoustipack * Peel and stick vinyl tiles (mass damping) You should really deal with the components one by one though. The P180 Mini won't magically make a noisy PC silent, or even quiet. It should be seen as a final step to making a very quiet rig silent, or a noisy rig just a little bit quieter. ...
by flemeister
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 650W Seasonic X-series for mini-ITX ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2017

Re: 650W Seasonic X-series for mini-ITX ?

Why not use the pico-PSU in the ATX case? Just zip-tie the power brick where the ATX PSU would otherwise have gone. :) http://www.silentpcreview.com/article947-page3.html Why do mini-ITX cases have to be on a desk anyway? It's just a matter of desk design IMO. For example, at my local bank I see the...
by flemeister
Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless Compact HTPC (V8.1)
Replies: 7
Views: 4564

Re: Fanless Compact HTPC (V8.1)

Awesome! 8)

What are your load temps like?
Do you use a top panel on the case?
If so, do you leave a ventilation hole for the CPU heatsink, or is it unnecessary?
by flemeister
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16510

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

So..., i assembled my PC last weekend... Its up and running now. Nice rig! :) 1) Regarding Video card installation:: ==> My r9 270x vga have 2x6 pin connector. My psu comes with 2 pci-e express cable labeled SLI ready. Unlike the regular psu pci-e cable i saw on youtube installation guide... My psu...
by flemeister
Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: About Morex 557
Replies: 5
Views: 2526

Re: About Morex 557

Yeah I think you're right that the NH-L9 will fit ok, as the whole case is 62mm thick, so that allows a bit extra for the motherboard and motherboard standoffs. :)
by flemeister
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: About Morex 557
Replies: 5
Views: 2526

Re: About Morex 557

Looking at that photo, the I/O backplate seems to fit the regular size, so no need to get a thin-ITX board. However, the side fan mounts are for 40mm fans, so the 37mm tall NH-L9i/a may not fit.

http://morex-miniitxpc.blogspot.com.au/ ... ution.html
by flemeister
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 97340

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

That reused Saphire passive cooler performs surpirsingly badly as well. 80C is hot. At least it was properly fanless. :) I think his poor temps may have been because of the orientation of the card -- vertical instead of horizontal. Nonetheless, 80 degrees with minimal clock speed throttling is stil...
by flemeister
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 97340

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

[Tom's Hardware] Passively Cooling Nvidia's GeForce GTX 750 Ti... With An AMD Sink

Not bad, and the automatic thermal throttling on Nvidia cards is kinda handy to keep temps at a safe level. :)
by flemeister
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225
Replies: 13
Views: 4389

Re: Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225

How about the Scythe Samurai ZZ instead? Amazon has it for $36. I've used it before, and the stock 92mm fan is nice and quiet when kept at low-ish speeds. As a bonus, even when used on mini-ITX boards that have the CPU socket squished against the PCI-e slot and RAM slots, it doesn't overhang either...
by flemeister
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225
Replies: 13
Views: 4389

Re: Replacement for stock cooler for i3-3225

How about a case fan zip-tied to the stock heatsink (remove the fan and plastic shroud)? One idea that I've heard of in the past but can't find the photos of, is to cut off the stock fan, but leave the black plastic vertical struts in place. Then get a quiet 80mm case fan, and wedge it between those...
by flemeister
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21436

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

Zip-ties would be great. Twist-ties (the kind that come with garbage/rubbish bags) would be good as well.

Here's 2x 120mm fans attached to an Accelero S1 with twist ties. Makes the graphics card (290mm/11.4" in length) look tiny! :D

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by flemeister
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power consumption for the DH77KC
Replies: 29
Views: 10553

Re: Power consumption for the DH77KC

audigy32 wrote:2 x 4GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600 Mhz DDR3 @ 1333 Mhz undervoloted to 1.25V
Have you considered using only one DIMM?
by flemeister
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilverStone SST-ST45SF Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 3305

Re: SilverStone SST-ST45SF Power Supply

Ooh nice find! :D
by flemeister
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21436

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

While it isn't running high, you must still notice a difference in sound volume coming from the PC, right? Especially since it's now sitting on the desk? I do, but it's only a small difference. :) EDIT : First feedback I found on the R9 270 SCS3: http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f308/r9-270-scs...
by flemeister
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21436

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

I quite like your fan placement flemeister, may I ask the Scythe reference you're using? Scythe Slipstream 120mm 800RPM Linky: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article832-page4.html By the way, did you stop going fanless GPU? Yeah, I stopped doing that after discovering that good custom coolers such a...
by flemeister
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilverStone SST-ST45SF Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 3305

Re: SilverStone SST-ST45SF Power Supply

I'm interested to see if there's a non-destructive way to remove those PCI-e cables. :) Have you considered just tucking the PCI-e cables between the PSU and the 2.5" cage, right against the edge of the case? They would hardly take up any room, and besides, you'll have to run most/all of the other P...
by flemeister
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power consumption for the DH77KC
Replies: 29
Views: 10553

Re: Power consumption for the DH77KC

How can a desktop mobo chalenge the NUC power or the mobile power range. On a very related note, here is someone who got incredibly low power figures on the Intel H55 / LGA1156 platform: http://ssj3gohan.tweakblogs.net/blog/6112/85w-core-i3-based-desktop-computer-%28english%29.html It's a very deta...
by flemeister
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21436

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

I've had my share of "passively" cooled graphics cards. :) -------------------- http://s6.postimg.org/b6l5olpfx/DSC01321a.jpg 2x Asus CuCore HD5770 w/ Accelero S1's (110W TDP each), Scythe Slipstream 120mm 800RPM fan set to 5v (400RPM) -------------------- http://s6.postimg.org/m7gatmhot/DSC01437a.j...
by flemeister
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power consumption for the DH77KC
Replies: 29
Views: 10553

Re: Power consumption for the DH77KC

Another one to check out: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/V550S/6.html Well. very good find, flemeister: probably the smaller VS450 could be even better (at least, price-wise). I hope SPCR may test that VS-series, and let us find out how their fan crank up in an hot box. In/out temp...
by flemeister
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power consumption for the DH77KC
Replies: 29
Views: 10553

Re: Power consumption for the DH77KC

Another one to check out: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/V550S/6.html Check out those low load efficiency figures! Note that they did their testing at 230V, compared to SPCR's 120V, but even taking that into account, it's as good as or even better than the little Seasonic TFX unit. :)
by flemeister
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near-Silent mITX SG07 w/ Acoustipack, HR-02, GUP Smart Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 14013

Re: Near-Silent mITX SG07 w/ Acoustipack, HR-02, GUP Smart D

Update! The rig still chugging along nicely. :) Got a power meter and had a play with CPU frequencies. I only got the Xeon CPU for the novelty factor, so no problems underclocking and undervolting it. Here are my results with the CPU at 2.8GHz @ 0.800v: My Rig --> 50W at idle, 175W in TF2 Total Syst...
by flemeister
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: re-using an older case with a new CPU cooler?
Replies: 15
Views: 4631

Re: re-using an older case with a new CPU cooler?

Does the backplate on the Hyper 212 EVO protrude any more than average? I'm pretty happy with that cooler (I swapped the fan) and might like to use one for my next build if it will fit in my old case. Nope. I put a 212 EVO in my dad's Antec Solo (no cutout) if that reassures you in any way. :) Meas...
by flemeister
Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: re-using an older case with a new CPU cooler?
Replies: 15
Views: 4631

Re: re-using an older case with a new CPU cooler?

The whole motherboard cutout thing baffles me, anyway. It's much more convenient for me to install the CPU cooler and RAM on my work table than it is to do it inside the case. I think the only people that truly benefit from it are reviewers and perhaps people that want to retrofit a cooler later on...