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by ickarumba1
Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommend a 560/68xx that can idle with no fan spin
Replies: 7
Views: 1688

Re: Recommend a 560/68xx that can idle with no fan spin

What I did was buy the cheapest 6850, then attach an accelero twin turbo pro. The fans are very quiet and they spin slowly.

What sucks about living in NZ is the high prices on everything. :(
by ickarumba1
Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Do underpowered hard drives fail or shut down?
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: Do underpowered hard drives fail or shut down?

This happened to my system as well. Underpowered hard drives shut down, but their heads are parked in an awkward position and have difficulty starting up. To solve my problem, I put the hard drives in another system as a secondary drive. After a few seconds from boot up, I could access the data stor...
by ickarumba1
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Octane: Indilinx is back!
Replies: 5
Views: 1992

Re: OCZ Octane: Indilinx is back!

The thing is, NAND isn't cheap to manufacturer, it will take a long time for products like SSDs to become cheap. Either using a more efficient manufacturing process or switching to a different product alltogether.
by ickarumba1
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Odd noise with Seasonic PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Odd noise with Seasonic PSU

I'm not an expert on PSUs, but that certainly doesn't sound right. So, the PSU is switched 'on' (the switch on the back of the PSU), but the computer is off. Then the PSU has intermittent noise. Maybe one of the main switches is exposed and charge is building up, but I'm not sure. Check this post: h...
by ickarumba1
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: this angled tower heat sink for Silverstone FT03 angled fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 2884

Re: this angled tower heat sink for Silverstone FT03 angled

xan_user wrote:if its just the corners of the fan body interfering, how about just cutting the corners off?
This is what I thought. Of course SPCR can't cut their own cooler, but it should only take 10 seconds to cut off the offending fins with a tin snip.
by ickarumba1
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Odd noise with Seasonic PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Odd noise with Seasonic PSU

Is it on all the time when the computer is off? Or does it last only a few minutes?
by ickarumba1
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent speakers
Replies: 16
Views: 4569

Re: Silent speakers

I'm running Microlab 6C speakers, and I can't hear them when they're plugged in without input signals. They're really good value.
by ickarumba1
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Water & Wood (GTX 580 tri-SLI)
Replies: 11
Views: 4401

Re: Water & Wood (GTX 580 tri-SLI)

WOW, just wow. Great job.
by ickarumba1
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Define R3 USB 3.0 upgrade kit
Replies: 31
Views: 14537

Re: Fractal Define R3 USB 3.0 upgrade kit

I wonder if they will fit the Define R2. The R2 and R3 are very similar, but there could be some differences in the header.
by ickarumba1
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master hybrid PSU's
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: Cooler Master hybrid PSU's

Looks exactly like the Seasonic X series. Just look at the modular plugs alone. The thing I'm worried about is that Cooler Master might cheap out on the fan.
by ickarumba1
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide
Replies: 35
Views: 18999

Re: Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide

Thanks, Mike! :D
Sorry for the buggy questions, I just wanted to be sure.
by ickarumba1
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide
Replies: 35
Views: 18999

Re: Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide

Which case are you thinking of? I'm going to build my own case. Due to size restrictions, the most efficient method of mounting a PSU is on its side. Essentially it's a standard ATX case, but put horizontally. The PSU is going to be mounted like this: http://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/...
by ickarumba1
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide
Replies: 35
Views: 18999

Re: Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide

Great article, thank you. Just one question, how would a fanless PSU fare in a horizontal computer case. E.g if the intake fan was on the side of the case (if there was a fan) ? Convection could not be relied upon because hot air would be trapped on one side. It would depend on the particular case,...
by ickarumba1
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide
Replies: 35
Views: 18999

Re: Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide

Great article, thank you.

Just one question, how would a fanless PSU fare in a horizontal computer case. E.g if the intake fan was on the side of the case (if there was a fan) ?
Convection could not be relied upon because hot air would be trapped on one side.
by ickarumba1
Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anandtech making poor price comparisons :(
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Re: Anandtech making poor price comparisons :(

Anandtech really needs to fire their case review guy. In the Solo II article he was bitching about how the HDD suspension was annoying. Then he shoved a gtx 580 and complained that the GPU was too hot. In his conclusion he said he was disappointed that the case wasn't quiet as he'd have hoped (he re...
by ickarumba1
Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610924

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Bruce Springsteen - Philadelphia
by ickarumba1
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quart in to a Pint Pot
Replies: 5
Views: 3360

Re: Quart in to a Pint Pot

A shroud for your radiator and fans?
by ickarumba1
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me work out the best fan situation in my PC
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

Re: Help me work out the best fan situation in my PC

ah okay, that sounds like a silent setup. I have a gtx 560, i5 2500k with a large corsair heatsink, nothing overclocked. My cpu temps stay super low due to that fact, but my gtx 560 can get pretty hot during gaming sessions. I also live in south florida so my ampient temps are around 78-80*F which ...
by ickarumba1
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me work out the best fan situation in my PC
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

Re: Help me work out the best fan situation in my PC

What do you have in your computer? I blocked off 1 and 2 with wood and covered the entire front with acoustipack. Now I use 3 and 4 only. This is because hard drive noise is too loud. I have a gentle typhoon + fanmate at 3 and one of the original fans at 4. I can do this because I have a 6850 + acce...
by ickarumba1
Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advice on a new phone?
Replies: 12
Views: 4101

Re: Advice on a new phone?

True, my motorola atrix lasts only a day with moderate-heavy use.
My old nokia gumstick lasted a good 4 days with some calls, although, I only used it for calls. My atrix has all these cool apps and such that drain battery.
by ickarumba1
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advice on a new phone?
Replies: 12
Views: 4101

Re: Advice on a new phone?

For your needs, I do suggest a nokia phone. They are reasonably cheap. Well built and dependable. Try them out, not all are created equal. As you say, you don't need a touch screen, although, which phones in particular have you played with? Some phones have resistive touch screens and they are just ...
by ickarumba1
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommended case for a Fanless GPU
Replies: 11
Views: 1803

Re: Recommended case for a Fanless GPU

It could be your hard drive or your PSU.
by ickarumba1
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A fanless home file server
Replies: 15
Views: 10967

Re: A fanless home file server

Beautiful computer! Beautiful case! Good Job!
I wish I could put together something like that. Unfortunately, I lack the skills and tools. :(
by ickarumba1
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Internet Explorer 6 users have low IQs, study says
Replies: 14
Views: 3082

Re: Internet Explorer 6 users have low IQs, study says

Correlation does not lead to causation.

Ces might be right in suggesting that this correlation may be caused by their lack of ability to change.
by ickarumba1
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HSF for 6850?
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: HSF for 6850?

Arctic cooling s1 if you have decent airflow in your case. Arctic Twin Turbo Pro if you want more performance. I have a twin turbo pro on my asus 6850 at it's quieter than my hard drives (gotta get that changed soon). GPU gets to 65 degrees in furmark xtreme burn. It's at 25 at idle with ambient of ...
by ickarumba1
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU (?) noise problem
Replies: 15
Views: 2083

Re: PSU (?) noise problem

I seem to have the same issue, but I cannot isolate the whine using the cardboard tube method. I cannot distinguish if it is my PSU or my motherboard that causes the problem. The noises occur when I open some applications and it keeps going for a while afterwards, whether the program has been closed...
by ickarumba1
Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cold fusion ressurected?
Replies: 30
Views: 29341

Re: Cold fusion ressurected?

judge56988 wrote:Fantastic! This sounds like just the thing I need to power the warp drive I built last night. Now, what to do with all that copper?
Make electronics! Cheaper copper = cheaper computer components.
It's win-win!
by ickarumba1
Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need feedback from Samsung F3 (HD103SJ) owners
Replies: 10
Views: 3310

Re: Need feedback from Samsung F3 (HD103SJ) owners

I have a spinpoint F3 and a seagate barracuda.
I can't really tell which one makes a buzzing sound, but it's definitely one of them.
by ickarumba1
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink
Replies: 38
Views: 21660

Re: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink

Thanks for the excellent review. This will definitely be on my list of CPU coolers when I build my itx rig You mentioned in your review that the fan was sleeve-bearing. Considering some mini-itx cases have the motherboard mounted horizontally, would the fan positioning cause a problem (since sleeve-...
by ickarumba1
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Icy Dock MB973SP-B SATA Backplane Module
Replies: 3
Views: 2325

Re: Icy Dock MB973SP-B SATA Backplane Module

Excellent review, Lawrence. I can see this being useful for those who regularly swap data and prefer to have SATA data transfer rates.

Since you recommend it so much, does it not receive an 'SPCR recommended' badge?