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by Flanker
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua Thermal Paste
Replies: 5
Views: 2863

Re: Noctua Thermal Paste

I found this nice review here with a lot of common pastes:
http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=71658

Apparently Noctua pastes are not bad, but I believe in most cases, performance difference between TIM is negligible.
by Flanker
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge CPU
Replies: 18
Views: 10108

Re: Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge CPU

hopefully the higher temp won't be too problematic
by Flanker
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Obsidian 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Case
Replies: 18
Views: 12677

Re: Corsair Obsidian 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Case

very nice review and very nice case. Looks like the top choice for spacious quiet cases is between the P280 and 550D now
by Flanker
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Raven RV03
Replies: 18
Views: 7094

Re: SilverStone Raven RV03

definitely not an excuse, I am as appalled by it as anyone else. What I meant was they made a disagreeable decision back then, and now they haven't reached the point of the product cycle where they can revision and implement the proper connectors. (or probably went through the last one without anyon...
by Flanker
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Raven RV03
Replies: 18
Views: 7094

Re: SilverStone Raven RV03

for those wondering, RV03 came out back when internal usb 3.0 headers were relatively uncommon, probably in half the newer 1155 boards sold at the time. Like most other case makers at the time these chose to implement the extension setup. Later on, when internal headers became more common, the FT02/...
by Flanker
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Raven RV03
Replies: 18
Views: 7094

Re: SilverStone Raven RV03

Thanks for the review lawrence.

Looks like those 18cm fans are now louder than before....
by Flanker
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 11359

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

RV02 and FT02 can both fit the 5970 which is pretty long, I don't know the exact dimensions of a typical GTX680 but there is a fair chance that they will fit.
The good old P18x have removable drive cages so I'm pretty sure they can fit as well.
by Flanker
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet black and white 120MM fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 3076

Re: Quiet black and white 120MM fans?

arctic cooling F-series fans aren't bad either, especially if you want to daisy chain pwm fans together
by Flanker
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case size comparison chart
Replies: 14
Views: 5715

Re: Case size comparison chart

thanks, this is wonderful
by Flanker
Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HR-02 CPU Cooler with 140mm PWM Fan for $39.95 MSRP
Replies: 24
Views: 5820

Re: HR-02 CPU Cooler with 140mm PWM Fan for $39.95 MSRP

here's a review
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?o ... &Itemid=62

for our purposes (quiet cooling) this review doesn't really give us a good comparison against other coolers though :S
by Flanker
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for a case with large number of 3.5' slots (8 or mor
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: Looking for a case with large number of 3.5' slots (8 or

have you thought about getting a case with a load of 5.25 drives and add suspension so you can mount your 3.5 drives quietly?
like this: http://www.silentpcreview.com/Other_Com ... nd_Modding
by Flanker
Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Define R3 USB 3.0 upgrade kit
Replies: 31
Views: 15669

Re: Fractal Define R3 USB 3.0 upgrade kit

on the topic of USB 3.0 upgrade kits

looks like silverstone isn't far away either, saw USB 3.0 kits for RV02 on taiwanese shop:
http://prewww.store.pchome.com.tw/prod/ ... =tekkentea

NT$390, around US$13.5
by Flanker
Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI Twin Frozr II Heatsinks
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

MSI Twin Frozr II Heatsinks

Sold on their own :shock: http://www.techpowerup.com/148569/MSI-Sells-Twin-Frozr-II-VGA-Cooler-Loose-in-Japan.html http://www.techpowerup.com/img/11-07-06/17a.jpg http://www.techpowerup.com/img/11-07-06/17b.jpg This could be quite interesting. if they are the same dimensions as the ones on those MS...
by Flanker
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why is the Seasonic X-850 not listed...
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Re: Why is the Seasonic X-850 not listed...

X-850 hasn't been reviewed yet
by Flanker
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent cell 5770 in Antec solo heat danger?
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Silent cell 5770 in Antec solo heat danger?

Do you mean 1~1.5 mm ? I actually mean centimeters, that is from judging without using any measuring tools though. how about I just attach a picture? since I have no faith in my own gestimating skills :P http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/389b058ac6579c07e66f7624c23fc580824635fa80967c019c44389d7db...
by Flanker
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent cell 5770 in Antec solo heat danger?
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Silent cell 5770 in Antec solo heat danger?

I recently installed a 6770 into my solo, should be same as the 5770 but there could be some slight differences in dimension

the fin arrays on the side sits around 2mm closer to the side panel comparing to the side of the hdd cage, hope this helps
by Flanker
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What is the thinnest 80 fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 2344

Re: What is the thinnest 80 fan?

i just bought one of these:
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http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product ... ct_id=2978

undervolted running around 1200~1500 rpm inside my antec solo, not bad
by Flanker
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent case with decent ventilation for a casual gamer
Replies: 8
Views: 1912

Re: Silent case with decent ventilation for a casual gamer

others are the NZXT H2, silverstone RV02 (assuming FT02 is beyond your budget), fractal define R2/R3 (maybe the XL?) the H2 could use more airflow though, personally i'm waiting for a revision of H2 with improved intake the principles are the same replace the stock fans with PWM, either daisy chain ...
by Flanker
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent case with decent ventilation for a casual gamer
Replies: 8
Views: 1912

Re: Silent case with decent ventilation for a casual gamer

personally i would go for the P182, swap out all the case fans and CPU and replace with arctic cooling F12 PWM's, daisy chain them together so you can control them according to the CPU's temperature (most motherboard manufacturers offer this feature) other then that, as soon as your PSU and GFX fans...
by Flanker
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Accidentally quiet rig
Replies: 6
Views: 4714

updated system

just want to show my updated system GFX: 9600GT + twin turbo w/o fans => Gigabyte 6770 Silent Cell, got the thing into my case after some wrestling exhaust fan: Scythe slip stream slim 1200rpm => AC F12 PWM intake: added a slim 80mm coolermaster fan on the suspension bands to take care of my passive...
by Flanker
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?
Replies: 16
Views: 4889

Re: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?

lanceuppercut wrote:the "SE" --is that a faster(/special?) edition of the 460?
quite the opposite, turned out to be slower than the original 768mb version of 460
by Flanker
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?
Replies: 16
Views: 4889

Re: fastest passive (nvidia) card available?

interesting, having not kept in the pc upgrading game (havent done for a good few years) i had always assume/associated fans = moving parts = noise. despite my bias towards NVIDIA i am not that closed minded as some fanboys are, that new passive 6850 that is set to be released soon, looks promising...
by Flanker
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 97889

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

Can you guys explain to me why you want PSU on the bottom? personally it isn't the top/bottom thing thats disappointing, it is more about the PSU not having its own air supply another thing is the fact that in motherboards where the CPU socket is near the edge of the PCB, large air coolers can get ...
by Flanker
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Top vs. bottom mounted PSU.
Replies: 11
Views: 4552

Re: Top vs. bottom mounted PSU.

like others have said as long as the PSU's intake air isn't warmed by other components it should make no difference what so ever, other than the fact the whole system may appear a little bit top-heavy. I really like how in the RV02 and FT02 the PSU can draw air from the side opening, and expelled th...
by Flanker
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 97889

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

erm, yeah, doesn't look like my next case

looks like i'll just have to make up my mind between the P183, P280, RV02, RV03, when the time comes, or maybe wait for a revision of H2 with better airflow
by Flanker
Tue May 24, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: USB 3 ports dangling out at front of Solo
Replies: 11
Views: 3789

Re: USB 3 ports dangling out at front of Solo

just saw this: http://www.techpowerup.com/146287/BitFenix-Unveils-New-USB-3.0-Case-Accessories.html would be awesome to see them widely available. btw, if you are thinking about buying a brand new antec solo, being an owner myself, I have to say I'm not exactly happy with it when looking at what I c...
by Flanker
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: First Impressions: Arctic Cooling F12 PWM 120mm fans
Replies: 17
Views: 41639

Re: First Impressions: Arctic Cooling F12 PWM 120mm fans

Recently I bought a pair of AC F12 PWM as well.
comparing to my previous Slipstream Slim, there is much more airflow at lower noise levels.
Hooking them up to the pwm fan of my scythe katana makes them perfect :D

now the biggist noise source is my vx450 :x
by Flanker
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Accidentally quiet rig
Replies: 6
Views: 4714

Re: Accidentally quiet rig

the slim fan (1200rpm at 12v) is running at around 700 rpm controlled by a zalman fanmate. Faster than that there will be a wooshing sound generated, which happens regardless of the type of fan (sounds worse with the tri cool). The tri cool that came with the case has started to click for some odd r...
by Flanker
Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Accidentally quiet rig
Replies: 6
Views: 4714

Re: Accidentally quiet rig

well, the accident is the malfunction of the of the VGA fans, leading to the discovery of the fact my video card actually need no fans