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by Shornaal
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo
Replies: 9
Views: 2702

Re: Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo

The dots you are describing could be one of two things: either "through-holes" or "vias". A through-hole is a hole drilled through the board and plated with metal so that it connects to signal traces or planes on the board. The larger capacitors around the CPU have wires coming out of them that are...
by Shornaal
Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo
Replies: 9
Views: 2702

Re: Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo

It works, it's been a pain to mount everything as the hole in the case was not exactly over the backplate, so i had to mount it first and then put the motherboard into the case. Overall my new system seems quiet, definitely my quietest build so far (not a hard task being my first try at reducing noi...
by Shornaal
Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo
Replies: 9
Views: 2702

Re: Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo

Another thing, a friend told me that the backplate is made of something that doesn't conduct current, so if it touches something it shouldn't short-circuit anything. That makes sense, if i had to make a backplate i'd do it in that way to be sure. That plus the foam should be enough. Relata refero. ...
by Shornaal
Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo
Replies: 9
Views: 2702

Re: Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo

The backplate covers a few of those silvery dots, from what i can see there are 2 of them for every small cylinder on the upper side of the motherboard (i guess those are capacitors, my knowledge on these things is rather small). On that pic if you check near the lower-right screw you'll see a coupl...
by Shornaal
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo
Replies: 9
Views: 2702

Re: Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo

quest_for_silence wrote:Definitely yes (of course "shit really happens", but otherwise it will just go fine).
Don't scare me please... :roll:
by Shornaal
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo
Replies: 9
Views: 2702

Mugen 2 RevB backplate on Gigabyte mobo

Hi guys, i got a question for you. This is the first time i mount a big heatsink that needs a backplate... i checked here http://www.scythe-eu.com/forum/mainboard-compatibility/764-mugen-2-mugen-2-rev-b-compatibility-list.html and found that my Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 is compatible with the Scythe Muge...
by Shornaal
Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet nvidia 460 GTX
Replies: 5
Views: 2537

Re: Quiet nvidia 460 GTX

I'm waiting for my new Gigabyte Windforce 460 OC (715MHz), i'll let you know in a week or two. But checking reviews here and there it should be on the quiet side.
by Shornaal
Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 41708

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

That's good news, but if the overall cooling is worse (due to 6850 needing more power and not being vapor-x) the fan has to spin faster at load to keep temperatures low. It all depends on how faster it has to spin. I'm just trying to use logic, i'm new to quiet/silent builds and still learning a lot...
by Shornaal
Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 41708

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

To micksh: consider that Furmark stresses your GPU a lot . You should never see that fan spinning so fast under normal circumstances. If a fan is quiet running low but sounds like an helicopter at full... well, if it never goes to full it's definitely not a problem ^^ Now i'll go slightly offtopic, ...
by Shornaal
Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HDD Reliability - Best Buys? Musts to Avoid?
Replies: 14
Views: 4961

Re: HDD Reliability - Best Buys? Musts to Avoid?

To get a better idea about WD number of platters i usually go read here: http://rml527.blogspot.com/2010/09/hdd- ... abase.html

If the model you've chosen might be with a different number of platters the best thing i'd suggest is asking your vendor to tell you the full code.
by Shornaal
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 41708

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

I don't know about idle, but in the link below they say the fan never went faster than 40% during their tests. Not exactly what you asked for, but it's something :)

http://www.dinoxpc.com/articolo/Sapphir ... 139-26.htm
by Shornaal
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First quiet build, tips are welcome
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: First quiet build, tips are welcome

Thanks, i really appreciate your fast and exhaustive answer. Regarding fans i checked again SPCR review on slipstreams and i agree with you, the 800rpm seem more than adequate for me, especially because they'd go at their full speed, so no need for a controller. Pro87+ 600W is ~25€ more than Pro82+ ...
by Shornaal
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First quiet build, tips are welcome
Replies: 2
Views: 652

First quiet build, tips are welcome

Hello guys, first time poster here. This might be a quite long post in a non perfect english, you've been warned... :mrgreen: My goal: a quiet pc with good cooling, without modding too much (or at all, i'm definitely not that good at it). Main use would be gaming, internet and CAD programs. I dont' ...