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by rocketJeff
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T reissued in 45nm 95W TDP edition!
Replies: 15
Views: 7574

But as long as your cooling is good enough to handle the heat, you can still have a silent PC with a hot CPU. It's just a little more difficult.. I totally agree. These chips are not suitable for 'silent' PCs, but they can certainly be used in quiet ones. My current build has a 125w 1055t overclock...
by rocketJeff
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Are there still bios undervolt motherboards?
Replies: 10
Views: 3039

I had an Asus P5n-e SLI for socket 775 that could not undervolt when the cpu is overclocked. I believe you can undervolt if it's left on stock speed though. I am currently using the Asus M4A77D socket AM2+ that could undervolt up to 0.3v below VID.

So I guess the answer is, depends?
by rocketJeff
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T reissued in 45nm 95W TDP edition!
Replies: 15
Views: 7574

Someone at xtreme systems got their hands on a 95watt 1055t http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=254765]Link Highlights: -135watt system power usage in Prime95, 76watt idle (CnQ) with IGP. -1.15v stock voltage in windows (without CnQ) -3.7ghz @ 1.236v -4ghz @ 1.284 :o -4.2ghz @ 1.44v...
by rocketJeff
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: where to find a short inexpensive HSF for Apex MI-008
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Figured out my own question. The pump for the h50 is 55mm tall. That's still too tall for the case.

Looks like the Silverstone hsf is the way to go.
by rocketJeff
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: where to find a short inexpensive HSF for Apex MI-008
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

thanks. the Silverstone seems like it would work. Anyone know if a H50 pump will fit in that height? Tigerdirect currently has a coupon on it. After 2 rebates and the coupon, the H50 is only $45 or so. I think it's a better value than paying $20 for the silverstone and I can use the H50 in future bu...
by rocketJeff
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: where to find a short inexpensive HSF for Apex MI-008
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

where to find a short inexpensive HSF for Apex MI-008

I just got a Apex MI-008 and Zotac GF6100-E-E off Newegg for a super budget htpc build. Newegg shell shock had it for $50 after $10 rebate so I couldn't resist. I plan on putting in a Athlon X2 5000+ 65watt cpu in it. The problem is finding a heatsink that will fit. SPCR reviews says it only has 40m...
by rocketJeff
Mon May 31, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: thermalright HR-03 (GT) plus 120mm fan? Possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 12810

meansizzler how have you managed to mount the Hr03 "upside" down. On all installs I have seen of graphics cards the cooler always faces towards the bottom of the case. Also as someone asked above how many slots does this cooler with a standard 25mm take up!? Thanks in advance Look at 'Type 1 instal...
by rocketJeff
Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Scythe K8/939/AM2 Mounting clip
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

I am looking for the same exact thing! Are you upgrading to Thuban?

I reached Scythe USA and they do have the am2 clip, but it will cost $15 for shipping and handling. I decided to pass on it at that price. I will probably use stock hsf til I find one or when a super good deal on hsf comes along.
by rocketJeff
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Ati 5770 Air cooler?
Replies: 51
Views: 15123

I have a Sapphire 5770 with TR HR-03 revA in 'reverse' installation so my CPU fan on the Ninja RevB can provide some airflow. No modification was necessary and installation was a piece of cake. With the CPU fan going at 300rpm, the card stays at 36C, then under Furmark burning load, the fan speed in...
by rocketJeff
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5770 temperatures
Replies: 12
Views: 3347

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by rocketJeff
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5770 temperatures
Replies: 12
Views: 3347

I have a Sapphire 5770 with the rev2 (egg-shaped) cooler. With the fan locked on 20%, I idle at 37C and max at 75C.

your delta temp with HR-03 is quite good at ~25C. I actually have a hr-03 just sitting in box, haven't decided if voiding the warranty is worth it.
by rocketJeff
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Typewriter computer, project Facit.
Replies: 11
Views: 5453

wow that looks fantastic!

Love the metallic paint. Is the machine up and running yet? What do you plan/have in the system?
by rocketJeff
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Safe to keep my Vapor-X 5750 @ 20% fan speed?
Replies: 10
Views: 2763

I like using Furmark as a stress tester and gpu temperature monitor. Furmark 'burning' mode is as more stressful than most other applications so it's 'worst case' scenario. Furmark makes a really nice temp vs time plot as you stress test. I force my Sapphire 5770 egg-shaped cooler to be at 20% at al...
by rocketJeff
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: There needs to be a modification to Catalyst drivers
Replies: 11
Views: 1964

Have you tried MSI Afterbuner? Afterburner is compatible with non-MSI cards and it allows you to set fan-speed at different core temperatures.
by rocketJeff
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet HTPC - Thermaltake Black Bach
Replies: 19
Views: 9600

wow sweet setup. I'm digging the brushed aluminum look of the case. It doesn't even look like a computer (in a good way)!
by rocketJeff
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: old dog new trick, silencing a 3 year old PC
Replies: 2
Views: 2314

old dog new trick, silencing a 3 year old PC

After many hours of reading SPCR, buying new parts, and tweaking my computer, I can finally say that I am happy with my computer's noise level. I have built my own PC since the AMD Athlon days and came a long way since my Thermalright SK6 and the 60mm 38cfm 6800rpm Delta (aka the vacuum cleaner in y...
by rocketJeff
Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My review of Rosewill Green RG430-2, quiet budget 430w psu.
Replies: 2
Views: 3812

An update. I've installed the Rosewill RG430-2 in my case. The case of the power supply heats up considerably now that it's intaking warm air coming off of my cpu heatsink. However, the fan speed is still very low and inaudible in my environment. I really hope this power supply was designed to opera...
by rocketJeff
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My review of Rosewill Green RG430-2, quiet budget 430w psu.
Replies: 2
Views: 3812

My review of Rosewill Green RG430-2, quiet budget 430w psu.

I was in the market for a power supply in the 300-400 watt range. I really wanted the Nexus Value 430 since it got rave reviews here at SPCR, but at nearly $90, it was more than I would like to spend. So I was choosing between these three models: Corsair CMPSU-400CX for $40 Antec NEO ECO 400c for $5...
by rocketJeff
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: BFG 9800gt passive with hr-03 rev.A - need how much airflow?
Replies: 2
Views: 1466

Got my card and updating with new temperature numbers and pictures! The setup was fine with my existing fans. The GPU HSF does a great job cooling the card. I was able to maintain my fan settings. temperature (delta temp): CPU: 41C idle (+6), 49C load (+5). (Linpack) Case Temp: 30C (+2) GPU temp: 44...
by rocketJeff
Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Eliminate HD seek noise when browsing internet using RAMdisk
Replies: 12
Views: 4418

Neat trick. Ram drives sounds risky but perhaps I can use an old memory stick instead. Then again, I've not noticed much HDD noise when browsing except when Vista decides to update the search index, defrag or whatever it's doing. Ah good thinking. I might try that so I don't tie up a portion of my ...
by rocketJeff
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Eliminate HD seek noise when browsing internet using RAMdisk
Replies: 12
Views: 4418

Eliminate HD seek noise when browsing internet using RAMdisk

This might be old news for you SPCR veterans and not applicable to SSD users. But I just found out today how to use a virtual RAMdisk to eliminate hard drive seek noise while browsing the internet! Browsers typically stores data as you browse (cookies,temporary files,prefetch DNS addresses etc) and ...
by rocketJeff
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: SAPPHIRE Launches HD 5670
Replies: 26
Views: 7260

by rocketJeff
Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: BFG 9800gt passive with hr-03 rev.A - need how much airflow?
Replies: 2
Views: 1466

BFG 9800gt passive with hr-03 rev.A - need how much airflow?

I just picked up the passive BFG 9800gt. Newegg link for reference https://webspace.utexas.edu/cjc539/BFG-THERMO-6.jpg This will replace my passive Asus 7600gs. I know it's a power hog with the old 65nm process, but for the price I was getting it ($47 after rebates), I couldn't resist. But now I hav...
by rocketJeff
Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: test
Replies: 1
Views: 1866

me too
by rocketJeff
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Size comparison of Antec P150 and Mini P180
Replies: 5
Views: 2586

Thanks for the pictures. The size of the Mini P180 is the main reason I didn't get one. I can't justify losing the flexibility of a full ATX case without any reduction in size.
by rocketJeff
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec Solo gaming rig
Replies: 25
Views: 7453

Nice! Incredibly sharp looking setup. Still boggles my mind how big the Orochi is.