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by Zargon
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: quiet cooling for i5(maybe OC a little)
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

Re: quiet cooling for i5(maybe OC a little)

harpocratos wrote:Scythe Big Shuriken (SCBSK-1000) (650-1600rpm)
I have that on an E5300, its pretty quiet.

I've had success with the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 running passive in a P180 mini with just the 200mm fan on low on the E5200 as well
by Zargon
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved
Replies: 57
Views: 32929

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

aztec wrote:The Arc Mini is huge HUGE compared to this case. I mean, its as large as the PC-A05N. It's amazing that they even call it 'mini.' It is a nice looking case though along with the Define Mini.
heh no different than another of my favorite cases, the Antec Mini P180
by Zargon
Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:47 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Bitcoin mining with 2 graphics cards & a Corsair 400CX?
Replies: 7
Views: 4824

Re: Bitcoin mining with 2 graphics cards & a Corsair 400CX?

btcminer wrote:
The integrity of the bitcoin technology itself is still sound though.

well, more or less atleast :p
by Zargon
Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Bitcoin mining with 2 graphics cards & a Corsair 400CX?
Replies: 7
Views: 4824

Re: Bitcoin mining with 2 graphics cards & a Corsair 400CX?

the 6970 would take ages to break even.
by Zargon
Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Artic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro F/S $25
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

Re: Artic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro F/S $25

out of curiosith what'd you have it on and how was the noise?
by Zargon
Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers
Replies: 31
Views: 10651

Re: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers

its also easier to fit a 120 rad in most cases than a 7" tall tower cooler.

I use an H50 and have one laying around, paid 40 or less for both of them, which is why I bought them
by Zargon
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED
Replies: 70
Views: 89869

Re: Mike's final sign-off

:(
by Zargon
Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: tossed together a MATX build
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: tossed together a MATX build

got the new cables, need to sleeve them and try out the pico style PSU

as is its idling at 35w in win7pro
by Zargon
Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92665

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

atleast the p280 has some nice improvements...
by Zargon
Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My 6950 Power Draw Tests
Replies: 6
Views: 2063

Re: My 6950 Power Draw Tests

very cool thanks for the info!
by Zargon
Fri May 27, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any Fanless AMD systems??
Replies: 16
Views: 4773

Re: Any Fanless AMD systems??

I run a AII 240 at stock clocks on a gigabyte ud3 785G motherboard. antec p180, a big xigmatek cooler and no fans. SSD, sata DVD and momentus 5400.6 320gb hdd

2x2gb of ddr2 I *think*, maybe 2x1gb


idles around 30w w/o undervolting
by Zargon
Fri May 27, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Rackmount silent build for a friend
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: New Rackmount silent build for a friend

this list is mostly LGA775 but alot of them should have kits I would think
by Zargon
Thu May 26, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini ITX Low Power Build
Replies: 32
Views: 44936

Re: Mini ITX Low Power Build

Abula wrote:The PSU cover just arrived and got installed, with this the build is complete :)


The PSU cover was made by StardogChampion in case someone in interested.

that is VERY cool
by Zargon
Thu May 26, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte 6870 w/ windforce cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 2111

Re: Gigabyte 6870 w/ windforce cooler

gigabytes specs say 290mm aka 11.4173228 in
by Zargon
Thu May 26, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Rackmount silent build for a friend
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: New Rackmount silent build for a friend

do you happen to know the max height you have to work with?


sadlt it seems like goings to be close to 120-130mm. I beleive most of the bigger towers are closer to 160mm, but others on here would know better than me
by Zargon
Wed May 25, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: tossed together a MATX build
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: tossed together a MATX build

thanks I'll have a look around again for them!
by Zargon
Wed May 25, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs
Replies: 48
Views: 23662

Re: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs

It might be just me, but it seems a little dissapointing that the best solution in many tests was a standard i5-2400 that was undervolted. I am running this setup right now and I appreciate the performance. It's mind boggling how low the idle temps/power is now. I can't really see anything that the...
by Zargon
Wed May 25, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: tossed together a MATX build
Replies: 3
Views: 718

tossed together a MATX build

CASE: Silverstone ML03b PSU: XIGMATEK NRP-PC402 400W CPU: Intel Pentium E5800 MOBO GIGABYTE GA-G41MT-USB3 RAM: Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 - downclocked to 1.5V(I had it laying around) HDD: OCZ Vertex 30gb so I impulse bought the ML03B a few weeks ago I new seriously ...
by Zargon
Wed May 25, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Twin Frozr II Eyefinity Setup Without Using DisplayPort
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

Re: Twin Frozr II Eyefinity Setup Without Using DisplayPort

Hey FYI, eyefinity on a single card requires at least one display port monitor OR a monitor connected via active displayport. http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefinity-technology/how-to/Pages/set-up.aspx activeDP is expensive, just so you know, but it's required sapphire now has a f...
by Zargon
Sun May 15, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Quad-Monitor Rackmount PC and HTPC!
Replies: 13
Views: 18763

Re: My Quad-Monitor Rackmount PC and HTPC!

what a clean setup. the whole place is clean. its amazing
by Zargon
Fri May 13, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build
Replies: 35
Views: 24088

Re: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build

very nice

what cooler is that?
by Zargon
Fri May 13, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My First Desktop : Fractal R3 ! (update GTX580 )
Replies: 30
Views: 15104

Re: My First Desktop : A Silent Baby !

very nice build. those cases are so clean!
by Zargon
Fri May 13, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: a few builds......
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

Re: a few builds......

Kelvin(3D-HTPC):Q9550 w/H50, P5G41T-M/CSM, 4GB Patriot DDR2-1066, XFX 6950 reference, 1TB Caviar Black, 1TB Caviar Green, Antec TruPower Trio 650. Fans are cooler masters, and a 80mm SilenX(PWN controlled). This is in my living room, its not that quiet obviously, I mostly wanted to use that case, an...
by Zargon
Fri May 13, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: a few builds......
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

a few builds......

Reaumur(Gamer) 130w Idle :( : Silverstone Raven02, XFX650W PSU, Intel Core i5-2500K, Thermaltake FRIO Gigabyte P67-UD4, 8GB GSkill Ripjaw DDR3-1333 CL7 2 x Sapphire 5870's, 96GB Kingston V+100 SSD, 1TB WD Caviar Black Sata II model, Lite On DVD Drive. the top 120 and the CPU HSF Fans were replaced w...
by Zargon
Fri May 13, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: low power build thoughts
Replies: 20
Views: 4150

Re: low power build thoughts

wow I need to find my pictures and post them, cant believe I forgot!

this box is about to WHS or freeNAS, so its HDD setups are going to change significantly
by Zargon
Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll 3: Do you have an SSD or plan to get one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3713

a 30gb vertex in my server, and about to put a 60gb in my wifes pc when I ditch its POS g31 flaky mobo fora new gigabyte engergy saver g41 board

when I rebuild my gaming rig next year once the new chips start to launch, I'll get one for it too
by Zargon
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 122941

I might need another, re'doing some things on my wifes pc, and your PSU with the right brick might be good enough, I'll know after I killawatt it
by Zargon
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best G41 mobo and e3400, tight budget low-consumption box
Replies: 50
Views: 23664

just bumping this to say thanks for all the info in it, ordering the board to replace a wonky g31 board in my wife's pc