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by ces
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 117433

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

How do you put the lid back on after you have taken it off?
by ces
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: LGA 775 cooler?
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Re: LGA 775 cooler?

I have a several year old TYAN LGA 775 server board with a Xeon E3120 running as a home file server. What's a popular, quiet cooler for this socket that is moderately priced (< $35)? I think one with a 92mm fan should be sufficient. Is it better to use a horizontal cooler for LGA 775, instead of a ...
by ces
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quiet cooler for i7-3770k /w space constraints
Replies: 3
Views: 2189

Re: Quiet cooler for i7-3770k /w space constraints

There isn't a lot that fits within 135mm. See: http://www.frostytech.com/top5_lowprofile_heatsinks.cfm If you are dealing with 135mm, You need to try a down draft cooler. Don't forget you need to add 25mm of breathing room which will leave you with about 110 mm of clearance. Consider (a) Noctua NH-C...
by ces
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are SSDs really that bad?
Replies: 46
Views: 15969

Re: Are SSDs really that bad?

The hard data shows that Intel SSD failure rates seem to compare well with that of all comers, HDDs and SSDs... by a large margin.
http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/ ... ure_rates/
See Also:
viewtopic.php?p=555692#p555692
by ces
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why you should delay buying a Dual Core CPU
Replies: 30
Views: 10181

Re: Why you should delay buying a Dual Core CPU

The days of the dual core CPU are not numbered but clearly relegated to the budget league. I suspect this will be the last time Intel can release a dual core processor in this price range. A better title would be why you should not bother buying a dual core processor, not delay it :lol: That is a w...
by ces
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why you should delay buying a Dual Core CPU
Replies: 30
Views: 10181

Re: Why you should delay buying a Dual Core CPU

The title of this tread is seriously misleading. I'm pretty sure most everybody expects something about CPU-core-scaling and not about Intel's HD2000/HD3000 IGPs and it's speculative lack of acceleration in Windows 8, which doesn't concern people: - who'll stick with Windows 7 - who'll stick with L...
by ces
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why you should delay buying a Dual Core CPU
Replies: 30
Views: 10181

Re: Why you should delay buying a Dual Core CPU

Olaf van der Spek wrote:
ces wrote:Windows 8 makes use of hardware acceleration under Direct X 11 to substantially increase its performance, (and reduce energy usage).
Are you sure these improvements don't apply to DX10 hardware too?
Apparently. Maybe this will become clearer as we near the windows 8 launch.
by ces
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 117433

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

I've seen TIM product comparisons and the difference is about 1 degree.. The differences are typically a little bit greater. See: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=559427#p559427 But all those tests involve the tim placed on the plate over the actual chip as opposed to underneath...
by ces
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX server power supply question
Replies: 11
Views: 2565

Re: Mini-ITX server power supply question

The 80 watt brick may end up delivering 70 watts. The 3570K in theory is capable of absorbing 77 watts all by itself. Isn't that cutting a a bit tight... in the case of an unexpected runaway process... say? No, the 80W brick can deliver 80W and it's a high quality brick. The TDP of 77W is not reach...
by ces
Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm PWM suggestions wanted. (Non-120mm mounts)
Replies: 6
Views: 2793

Re: 140mm PWM suggestions wanted. (Non-120mm mounts)

Fire-Flare wrote:
ces wrote:Off the top of my head I can't think of any 140mm pwm fans. Why do you need 140mm fans?
Because the stock fans on my case are 140mm. :P
Will they accept 120mm fans? Can you do without PWM? What is your case?
by ces
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX server power supply question
Replies: 11
Views: 2565

Re: Mini-ITX server power supply question

Vicotnik wrote:A picoPSU-90-XLP and a 80W brick powers my i5 3570K system btw
The 80 watt brick may end up delivering 70 watts. The 3570K in theory is capable of absorbing 77 watts all by itself. Isn't that cutting a a bit tight... in the case of an unexpected runaway process... say?
by ces
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX server power supply question
Replies: 11
Views: 2565

Re: Mini-ITX server power supply question

Will a 120W PicoPSU and 120W adapter be enough to power this machine, at sustained levels of moderate to high load ? The 2120T is potentially 35W. Add another potential 25 to 40 watts for the board. See: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1200-page5.html You are up to 75 watts. While the advice o...
by ces
Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm PWM suggestions wanted. (Non-120mm mounts)
Replies: 6
Views: 2793

Re: 140mm PWM suggestions wanted. (Non-120mm mounts)

Off the top of my head I can't think of any 140mm pwm fans. Why do you need 140mm fans?
by ces
Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 252917

Re: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR

Fan Vent Covers I'm building a file server in an older Cooler Master RC-590 case. The case has two top fan openings, two door fan openings, and even a fan opening in the door behind the motherboard tray. I want to cover these fan vents. I can use duct tape or something similar, but would like to fi...
by ces
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone from US willing to help?
Replies: 12
Views: 7224

Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

Cov wrote:Hi, that's a good idea!
Well, I don't mind offering anyone the reverse service, as long as I get paid in advance.
Unfortunately you can't both get paid in advance. Maybe you can both run your own side through your respective ebay accounts to keep each side honest.
by ces
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Two Noctua NF-P12 vs one NF-F12 PWM for CPU cooling
Replies: 3
Views: 3988

Re: Two Noctua NF-P12 vs one NF-F12 PWM for CPU cooling

1. Two slower fans are better than one faster fan. They will generate more air flow with less noise... all things being equal that is. 2. PMW fans tend to be louder than non PMW fans... at least when running at the same speed. SPRC has tested the Noctua PWM fan and it is somewhat loud at its higher ...
by ces
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pulling My Hair Out-Cooler Choices
Replies: 24
Views: 5573

Re: Pulling My Hair Out-Cooler Choices

Thanks for the tip. I guess it doesn't matter that it mounts horizontally? How does one fasten the collar? how about aluminum foil? Nope. Not going to use aluminum foil. Yeah, I think you are right. What about some craft paper or some cardboard (from say a cereal box) and some tape. Certainly good ...
by ces
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Forum Moderation - Best Practices
Replies: 36
Views: 17914

Re: Heavy Handed Moderation

This. Tim, it isn't so obvious to me how your posting above relates to the topic of "forum moderation" or moderation "best practices". But obviously you must, or you would not have posted it. Would you be kind enough to tie it into that topic.... (or in the alternative explain exactly what is the t...
by ces
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pulling My Hair Out-Cooler Choices
Replies: 24
Views: 5573

Re: Pulling My Hair Out-Cooler Choices

suchageek wrote:Thanks for the tip. I guess it doesn't matter that it mounts horizontally? How does one fasten the collar?
how about aluminum foil?
by ces
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 117433

Compilation of Thermal Paste Reviews and Info

You may want to take a look at the Compilation of Thermal Paste Reviews and Info here:
viewtopic.php?p=559427#p559427
by ces
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone from US willing to help?
Replies: 12
Views: 7224

Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

I don't have a clue. Depending on how important it is to you, I would offer a little too much as opposed to a little too little. You might even want to offer a reverse service to others. There are a number of PC products that are not available in the US that might be of interest to US members of thi...
by ces
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone from US willing to help?
Replies: 12
Views: 7224

Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

I am not volunteering, but I bet you would get more results if you offer a bounty.
by ces
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Forum Moderation - Best Practices
Replies: 36
Views: 17914

Re: Heavy Handed Moderation

it's not a matter for discussion... If you feel differently, can I suggest you set up your own silent-computing-related forum and moderate it the way you see fit. Otherwise, please stop complaining. I obviously disagree with your "Love America or Leave It" philosophy, which in my opinion I believe ...
by ces
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pulling My Hair Out-Cooler Choices
Replies: 24
Views: 5573

Re: Pulling My Hair Out-Cooler Choices

I decided to go with the Thermalright HR-02 Macho. I like that it will line up with the rear exhaust with one fan but still a push/pull. Try this cheap trick on the Macho to get a few more degrees of cooling. It seems like it would be particularly effective on the Macho with its deep but widely spa...
by ces
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Megahalems + i7-3770 Temperatures
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Re: Megahalems + i7-3770 Temperatures

Try this cheap trick to get a few more degrees of cooling. Please let us know if it helps:
viewtopic.php?p=563462#p563462
by ces
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 252917

Re: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR

Use A Paper Collar To Get A Few More Degrees Of Cooling But you can feel a lot of airflow coming through from the sides of the stack (ie, perpendicular to the fan), as well as around the periphery of the fan where it meets the fin stack. What do you think of the idea of placing paper around the sid...
by ces
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink
Replies: 45
Views: 20130

Re: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink

But you can feel a lot of airflow coming through from the sides of the stack (ie, perpendicular to the fan), as well as around the periphery of the fan where it meets the fin stack. What do you think of the idea of placing paper around the sides of a CPU cooler? I trust you mean so that the air can...
by ces
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 252917

Re: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR

Static Pressure - What you need to know Here is a good Youtube video by NCIX that, with the accompanying downloadable charts, does a good job of explaining static pressure and why a good case fan can fail miserably as a fan for use on a dense, high static pressure, CPU heat sink. http://www.youtube...
by ces
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink
Replies: 45
Views: 20130

Re: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink

I trust you mean so that the air cannot flow out the sides of the fin stack? It would force more of the airflow through the center, but this depends a lot on the details. If the fin stack was especially dense w/ narrow spacing, that might just create more back pressure. Yes that what I mean. Do you...
by ces
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink
Replies: 45
Views: 20130

Re: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink

MikeC wrote:But you can feel a lot of airflow coming through from the sides of the stack (ie, perpendicular to the fan), as well as around the periphery of the fan where it meets the fin stack.
What do you think of the idea of placing paper around the sides of a CPU cooler?