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by fumino
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: i7-2600k @4.6Ghz + GTX580 @1Ghz in radiator case...fanless?
Replies: 9
Views: 9484

Re: i7-2600k @4.6Ghz + GTX580 @1Ghz in radiator case...fanle

Olaf van der Spek wrote:What happened to the AlphaCool Cape Cora passive radiators? How can they be passive if a pump is still required?
they dont require a fan actively pushing air over them; while the coolant must still flow through them for it to work.
by fumino
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD A8-3850 Quad Core Desktop APU (updated July 10)
Replies: 43
Views: 15958

Re: AMD A8-3850 Quad Core Desktop APU

to me, llano is a stepping stone. amd will be changing up their gpu architecture soon to be stronger in gpu compute, and we know that their new cpu arch is right on the horizon too... it feels like theyve just put this together to prove to themselves that it can be done. maybe to get a bit more of a...
by fumino
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New use for the "World's Quietest Former Bedroom"
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

Re: New use for the "World's Quietest Former Bedroom"

CA_Steve wrote:World's quietest mother-in-law room. Again, add the advanced biometric door lock.
almost sprayed my coffee. i'll vote for this too lol
by fumino
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: mixing two Radeon cards for desktop?
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: mixing two Radeon cards for desktop?

yep.

cant crossfire the cards, but you can drive all the screens.
by fumino
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What about alternative coolant fluids?
Replies: 7
Views: 4645

Re: What about alternative coolant fluids?

it'd be more stable at higher temperatures, but you'd be having a few more issues than your fluid breaking down if you did hit those temps. that and i doubt it would heat as efficiently. i would actually guarantee that much. then, pumping it would also be more of a chore because of its viscosity. mo...
by fumino
Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: One of the "Signs of the Apocalypse" is almost here
Replies: 2
Views: 1521

Re: One of the "Signs of the Apocalypse" is almost here

just in time, almost out of gum.
by fumino
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: "Fully" Modular PSUs
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

Re: "Fully" Modular PSUs

I really like the idea of a short cable set, though. Are the cables universal, or is there a proprietary connector on the PSU end of the cable? Pretty much all my cases are small, so it would be really cool (to me, anyway) if modular cables became standardized so I could pick and choose the right s...
by fumino
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: "Fully" Modular PSUs
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

Re: "Fully" Modular PSUs

the only psu that comes to mind is the Silverstone Strider Plus ST50F-P 500W. it'll run you about $80, and if you want the short cable set thats another $20... but it would seem like a reasonable choice.
by fumino
Sun May 29, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much power for a dual socket F server board?
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: How much power for a dual socket F server board?

i'd venture a guess that it might be a bit too close for comfort close at 350. the nvidia chipsets were more power hungry, and having 12 sticks of ddr2 is going to hurt you as well. that said, i'd try it with a good single rail 400w unit. see what your idle draw is then start stressing cores while w...
by fumino
Sun May 29, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: In Win BUC ATX Tower Case
Replies: 8
Views: 2809

Re: In Win BUC ATX Tower Case

oh wow. rather than my ears, i'd be more worried about my eyes with this case.
by fumino
Tue May 24, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any socket 478 to 1155 bracket adapter?
Replies: 6
Views: 3056

Re: Any socket 478 to 1155 bracket adapter?

i'd keep the ninja on my coffee table or something.
by fumino
Sat May 21, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: suspension of HDD on Define R3
Replies: 26
Views: 5031

Re: suspension of HDD on Define R3

Here are the pics: http://min.us/mvb6xLO Sorry for the bad quality, but my PC is up against a wall, so there's almost no space and light. Hopefully you can see the concept anyway. :wink: The drive doesn't touch the sides and the (vibration) noise is gone. :) i knew it'd work. though this isnt quite...
by fumino
Thu May 19, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Cage Compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: Power Supply Cage Compatibility

looking at chenbro's site for the case, i'd say there wont be a problem. 100% sure. this plate is removable(it probably won't even be there if you buy the case without a psu) to fit other standard form factor power supplies. so yeah, your unit/cage will fit. http://www.chenbro.com/assets/2006/03/20/...
by fumino
Wed May 18, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Might be out of my league
Replies: 48
Views: 11617

Re: Might be out of my league

i would definitely suggest rotating the cooler 90 degrees so it blows front to back.
by fumino
Tue May 17, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Venomous X Silent Edition CPU Cooler
Replies: 14
Views: 6100

Re: Thermalright Venomous X Silent Edition CPU Cooler

i believe thats the case. it seems more of a silent package than a new edition of the cooler.
by fumino
Sat May 14, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Good single low rpm fan for HR-02
Replies: 11
Views: 2457

Re: Good single low rpm fan for HR-02

i would advise against using a slipstream mounted horizontally, its bearing wont last very long in that position. iirc the ty140 should do very well at low speeds... another fan to look at is the prolimatech 140mm from the genesis review. it looks like the 600rpm thermalright 120mm fan from the new ...
by fumino
Thu May 12, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: suspension of HDD on Define R3
Replies: 26
Views: 5031

Re: suspension of HDD on Define R3

if you string up little shelves in the r3 around the metal bits that would normally hold the drive sleds, you should be able to rest the drives on top of the suspension material; though i dont think you'll be able to have the space to stretch any material over the top of the drive. as long as you're...
by fumino
Thu May 12, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: silent pc with Define R3 vs silent system with Define Mini
Replies: 9
Views: 1653

Re: silent pc with Define R3 vs silent system with Define Mi

One question though ... wouldn't hanging vertically the drive have any consequence on the HDD? somehow you have the feeling this has been engineered for flat use. Also is there any benefit on choosing 2,5" vs 3,5"? 1- nope. you can mount them in any orientation you want. 2- they will generally be q...
by fumino
Wed May 11, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen 2 REV.B will it fit?
Replies: 15
Views: 2560

Re: Scythe Mugen 2 REV.B will it fit?

johnniecache7 wrote: I plain on swapping the stock Scythe Mugen 2 fan for the S-flex 1,200rpm.
...why?
by fumino
Wed May 11, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 14582

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

im of the opinion that if someone makes an informed decision, then it's their weight to bear. the regulation of these choices should be limited to public areas. i dont care if someone gets trashed every weekend at home, but i dont want to deal with them on the road, or in a public place like a park ...
by fumino
Tue May 10, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen 2 REV.B will it fit?
Replies: 15
Views: 2560

Re: Scythe Mugen 2 REV.B will it fit?

you might have to install the ram before you put the fan on the heatsink, but other than that i dont see anything that would be an issue.
by fumino
Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Switching from Antec Solo to P183 v3
Replies: 13
Views: 9463

Re: Switching from Antec Solo to P183 v3

i suppose the silicone mounts are very effective on the p-1 series chassis'. i should have thought of that given my experience. i suspended a drive and havent noticed a change in noise levels. i guess rather than just jumping into everything it'd be best to first figure out if the noise is from vibr...
by fumino
Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Switching from Antec Solo to P183 v3
Replies: 13
Views: 9463

Re: Switching from Antec Solo to P183 v3

excellent build. how's the weight of those nexus sheets, they look pretty interesting. as for suggestions... buy a psu cable extension and flip your psu the other way, then uses silicon mounts at the back and rest it on foam. suspend that hard drive. line the bottom section with the damptek... i rea...
by fumino
Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Venomous X RT2 Silent Edition
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: Thermalright Venomous X RT2 Silent Edition

there is a six heatpipe version of the u12p. no it doesnt fit all sockets, as noted by my wondering of when they'd decide to grace us with that mystical upgrade. nh-u12do-a3. compatible with c32 and g34 sockets(and therefore, with socket f{3.5" and 4.1" pitch} iirc, though dont quote me on that) loo...
by fumino
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Fan controller compatibility

as long as the fan uses 3pin or 4pin fan headers, and not exclusively a molex header, that fan controller will be able to power it properly. I know there is some issue with whether or not a fan is PWM there is no such issue with manual fan controllers, thats strictly with automatic fan control on so...
by fumino
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sun Ultra workstation case = beautiful
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

Re: Sun Ultra workstation case = beautiful

you might want to check amazon or ebay.

very clean looking chassis.
by fumino
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: budget NLE (video editing) build
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: budget NLE (video editing) build

during 2d use, they should be very quiet. in your first post you said: video card only needs to support editing native AVCHD 1080p footage (using sony vegas 10) vegas uses cuda. if youre not going to use gpu acceleration, then you dont need to worry about cuda, and could go with a ati 5450, or even ...
by fumino
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I need some help diagnosing my system instability
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: I need some help diagnosing my system instability

hwmonitor. furmark. cinebench. intel burn test. get these, and lets figure this out. hwmonitor to monitor temps, which is key. furmark to see if its video card specific. pay attention to how cinebench crashes(if it does). different crashes mean different things. also, make sure to try the normal te...
by fumino
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: budget NLE (video editing) build
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: budget NLE (video editing) build

600w psu seems like massive overkill. as for the video card, iirc Vegas uses cuda, not opengl, so you'll be wanting a nvidia graphics card if youre looking into gpu acceleration. if youre willing to stretch into the gts450, the msi cyclone is said to be a very quiet cooler; as are the gigabyte windf...
by fumino
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power multi-monitor graphics card(s)
Replies: 8
Views: 1898

Re: Low power multi-monitor graphics card(s)

The dirty little secret is when you have 2 or more active monitors on one video card and are idling: - ATI cards will still idle GPU clock, but memory clock runs full speed. In the 5770, this means an extra 30W. ATI claims this is for system stability. - I've heard NVidia is worse and doesn't downc...