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by nwbdan
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need some advice about choosing a motherboard
Replies: 6
Views: 3412

speedkar9 wrote: Ya can't beat AMD for their upgradability 8)
Amen!
by nwbdan
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Change PSU FAN - need advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

walle wrote:No need to trim the 3 pin connector. simply remove the 2 pin SOCKET on the PSB board and connect the 3 pin connector like you would the 2 pin connector.
Just like the pictures posted above, correct?
by nwbdan
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Change PSU FAN - need advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

by nwbdan
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Change PSU FAN - need advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

One of the (few) reviews I could find has a pic of the PSU circuit board fan header: http://www.islabit.com/13593/ultra-review-psu-nox-urano-ii-630w-al-detalle.html/8 (spanish review, but the pics there) Will it work? Also, I have a very limited supply of 140mm in the shops around here, but are ther...
by nwbdan
Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Change PSU FAN - need advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

From the reviews I've read the current fan really is two pin - two pin fan header. I was tinking that you could just connect the fan header from the new fan to the fan header on the PSU, but leaving one of the "holes" with no pin. Is there any other modification I have to do?
by nwbdan
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Change PSU FAN - need advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Change PSU FAN - need advice

I want to change the fan on my crappy noisy PSU, but I'm not sure if I've chosen the appropriate fan. The original is a Globe Fan RL4Z S1402512M Rated current 6-13.8V, 0.30 A Starting voltage 6V Rated Input Power 3.60 I want to change it with a Noiseblocker NBSilent XK2 140mm http://www.noiseblocker...
by nwbdan
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5750: Sapphire, XFX, Powercolor
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Right now I'm stuck between the Sapphire HD 5750 @ €109, the cheapest option I can get or the Powercolor HD 5770 @ €126. I would just like to know if one is louder than the other, worse built, or incompatible/more compatible with aftermarket cooling. If anyone has any experience with these... Th...
by nwbdan
Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5750: Sapphire, XFX, Powercolor
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

I've decided not to buy the Powercolor, as it's the only one without a DisplayPort, but what about the others?
Any pros and cons anybodywould like to point out?
by nwbdan
Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5750: Sapphire, XFX, Powercolor
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

HD 5750: Sapphire, XFX, Powercolor

Good (sunny) Sunday afternoon, everyone. School's over and I'm getting back into gaming. I've been on the lookout for an affordable HD 5750 and have found these 3 models near where I live: Sapphire Radeon HD5750 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E €109.65 http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&psn=0...
by nwbdan
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need tips on undervolting Athlon II X4 630
Replies: 5
Views: 3420

I'm currently on my Phenom II X2 550 BE unlocked to 3 cores and doing 800Mhz @ 0.7375 VCore and 1.175NBv (this last one because I'm using 1600Mhz RAM). And this is how low I've tested it stable so far, I'm hoping it can go down further. So you should have lots of room for undervolting that 800Mhz P-...
by nwbdan
Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Just ordered an SSD, how should I configure storage drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

Jordan wrote:I may have decided on a solution earlier today - thoughts?

I am actually moving into a flat with my girlfriend
Congrats :wink:
by nwbdan
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Just ordered an SSD, how should I configure storage drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

I use revoSleep to turn off my storage drive whenever I don't need it. Also, I've got all my music on my main HDD so that I can listen to it while on the web, etc, with my storage drive off. I just basicly run a backup of my music back to the storage drive whenever I feel like it. So yeah, there's a...
by nwbdan
Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Suspension material for HDD/where to buy it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

I'm not sure how it translates to $, but I get it at €0,25 a meter. I went to the shop (not knowing how much it cost) and said I wanted €2 of the thing. The old man there just started unwinding meter after meter xP When I realized what was going on I told him to stop... and came home with 6 mete...
by nwbdan
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 47690

I just have to say how glad I am that this post got brought up so that I could read it. Going through it I could help but to feel: 1) included. I don't know what started it, but I'm becoming increasingly aware of noise in general. Being a recent member here, I just can't go away from the forums anym...
by nwbdan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Brand new rig awaiting your approval
Replies: 3
Views: 725

I believe the "most powerful" passive GPU at the moment is the HD5750. There's been wide discussing of its passive, go green! (powercolor) and Vapor-X (sapphire) versions. You should check out some of the post in the Graphics card section ;)
by nwbdan
Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Low power Linux: wattOS
Replies: 8
Views: 12707

I always meant to start getting into Linux. Maybe I'll just put this on my laptop after the exams are over and fiddle with it throughout the summer.
by nwbdan
Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Upgrade PSU choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

I can get these PSUs for about as much as I can spend right now: Enermax PRO82+ 425W CrossFire [EPR425AWT] €70.85 Seasonic S12II Bronze 430W [S12II-430Bronze] €71.00 Corsair VX-450W [CMPSU-450VXEU] €71.90 Corsair HX-450W Modular [CMPSU-450HXEU] €73.15 Corsair HX-520W Modular [CMPSU-520HXEU] ...
by nwbdan
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Low power Linux: wattOS
Replies: 8
Views: 12707

Would this be useful with laptop computers?
by nwbdan
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Upgrade PSU choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Thanks for the reply, judge. I hadn't looked into the Seasonic S12 II Bronze because it wasn't in SPCRs recommended PSUs. I read the review over at johnny guru and very much liked it. But even though it says you can get it for $70 at newegg, I can only get it for €120 where I live. That's still qu...
by nwbdan
Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Upgrade PSU choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Upgrade PSU choice

I'm thinking of upgrading my PSU from the current NOX Urano II 630W. Its is now the loudest thing in my case :twisted: My current system: Phenom II 550BE --> overclocked to 3.6Ghz 1.45v @ 3 cores unlocked Asus M4A785V-Evo 2x2Gb DDR3 RAM 1x 500Gb Samsung Spinpoint 1x 1 Tb Samsung Spinpoint Arctic Coo...
by nwbdan
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 7V Fan trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

7V Fan trick

I have a power cord extension set to work as the 5V trick, but 5V doesn't reliably start my 140mm NoiseBlocker. I read recently somewhere MikeC stating that with a modern PSU the 7V trick was OK to do. Is this right? I have a fairly recent (but quite cheap) NOX Urano II 630W PSU (actually, the only ...
by nwbdan
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's 785G Chipset Boards: 780G Evolved
Replies: 69
Views: 38987

Basicly, sideport memory is there to speed things up a bit, as it is connected to the 4200 IGP and as such, the IGP doesn't need to send the information it wants to store all the way through the northbridge, and from there to the memory controller and from there to the RAM (and back again). This is ...
by nwbdan
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 77929

I've just come across this wonderful program called revoSleep. You can download it here http://revosleep.realspooky.de/ There's a x64 and x86 version. I have been using it all day long, without a problem in Windows 7 Pro x64. Basicly just install it, select which drive you want to shut down (it only...
by nwbdan
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (HD103SJ) , is it silent?
Replies: 4
Views: 4969

I own an F3 Spinpoint 1Tb. To me it seems to vibrate a bit across my recent Centurion 600 Cooler Master case. It most certainly vibrates more than my 500Gb F3 which is a quiet and fast drive and great for its price (got it for 43€). I haven't tried suspending it or even just unplugging it to know ...
by nwbdan
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: what's a good 4 channel fan controller for a 3.5" bay?
Replies: 12
Views: 2391

I'm interested as well.

will be checking this thread ;)
by nwbdan
Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need 140mm&120mm fans: Looking for well-rounded air cool
Replies: 5
Views: 2498

Ok, so I've decided to go for it and put down an order for these two: NoiseBlocker Black Silent XK1 140mm €9.80 It does 12dbA @ 800 rpm. This is what I'll use for everyday, ordinary cooling. And then one of these: NoiseBlocker Black Silent XL2 120mm €7.90 It's rated at 21dbA @ 1500 rpm. It's not...
by nwbdan
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need 140mm&120mm fans: Looking for well-rounded air cool
Replies: 5
Views: 2498

Ok, been waiting to get home, had these fans written there. So this is what I came up with, after searching the stores around here. 140mm fans: Sharkoon System Fan Silent 140mm 900RPM 8.60€ 82,8 m3/h / 22dbA Scythe Kaze Maru 140mm 1200RPM 7.75€ 26.58dBA / 61.30CFM , Sleeve Bearing NoiseBlocker B...
by nwbdan
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need 140mm&120mm fans: Looking for well-rounded air cool
Replies: 5
Views: 2498

Need 140mm&120mm fans: Looking for well-rounded air cool

Hi everyone! Been reading your articles for some time now, decided I should start getting some work done, now that exams are almost over. I recently built a new rig: Case: Cooler Master Gladiator 600 (sorry, can't post URL :/) AMD Phenom II x2 550BE OCZ 10333 2x2 DDR3 Asus M45TD-V EVO Arctic Cooling...