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by ThermaCal
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: tinted film for dimming bright LED's
Replies: 9
Views: 10595

Re: tinted film for dimming bright LED's

Ironically a 2003 Shuttle XPS was my introduction to annoying LED's. Still, if they're providing BIOS-based dimming that gives me hope that LED's may follow in the steps of fan headers in getting that control as a common feature. Though I'm not sure how that would work, or even if it's possible from...
by ThermaCal
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: tinted film for dimming bright LED's
Replies: 9
Views: 10595

Re: tinted film for dimming bright LED's

That's def more like the industrial film product I thought must be out there. A google image search of "Lithographers Tape" does show it's already being used/promoted as a dimming film. Difficult to tell how dark it actually is (or can be if it's varies in density) but more important is the fact tha...
by ThermaCal
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: tinted film for dimming bright LED's
Replies: 9
Views: 10595

Re: tinted film for dimming bright LED's

Interesting idea. I can see that working, though I think I'd be reluctant to marker-up a new device I just paid for. Reminds me of how it used to be common to see painted incandescent A-lamp bulbs in advertising. Speaking of signs... 10+ years ago a new LED-lit theater marquee sign was installed on ...
by ThermaCal
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: tinted film for dimming bright LED's
Replies: 9
Views: 10595

tinted film for dimming bright LED's

In the most recent case review article Lawrence mentioned a common problem - an LED light being uncomfortably bright. I ran across an elegant solution to this last year and a since it didn't turn up in a quick search of the forums I thought I'd make a post about it. The product is called LightDims. ...
by ThermaCal
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17308

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

Is that foamy stuff blown-in to fill empty spaces, or just stuffed-in? It looks like Sealed Air's Instapak product. The foam is created when 2 chemicals are mixed together. The custom fit is achieved by putting the bag in place and closing the container while the foam is still expanding. Here's a v...
by ThermaCal
Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17308

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

Thanks for helping me understand all that.
by ThermaCal
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17308

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

So your 72°C suggestion is derived from the 95W result shown on Table 6-2? That "Thermal Mechanical Specifications" document was the one I was confused by earlier. Intel could've been clearer in how they label the 67.4°C target. On the ARK page it's labeled Tcase, and in the Thermal Specs doc it's l...
by ThermaCal
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17308

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

Mike can you please elaborate on your "Intel's maximum safe recommended temperature of 72°C" comment? Where does that come from? Does "safe" mean OK to run at the level long-term? Has Intel stated a max temp before throttling generally occurs? Their ARK page only shows a temp for Tcase = 67.4°C, and...
by ThermaCal
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II
Replies: 7
Views: 4654

Re: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II

Olaf van der Spek wrote:
Do all dual-slot DC2 HSFs have this problem?[/quote wrote:
I was wondering the same and it seems likely as there is only so much space available. They seem to have chosen a thinner fan over a thinner heatsink.

Looking at the images on Asus' website as well as Newegg it seems all of their 7870, 7850, 660Ti and 660 variations share the same cooler.
by ThermaCal
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fin spacing most important aspect for TJ08-E install?
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Re: Fin spacing most important aspect for TJ08-E install?

Seems more appropriate to compare the overall fin density, not just the spacing. So I calculated that (roughly) and re-sorted the list fin density = (fin count) x (fin thickness) / (height of fin array) density / width (air travel distance) ------------------------------------- .148 / 71w = Noctua N...
by ThermaCal
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fin spacing most important aspect for TJ08-E install?
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Fin spacing most important aspect for TJ08-E install?

Hello everyone. I'm planning a new Ivy Bridge i7-3770K build inside a SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E case. The hard drive cage will be occupied so the heatsink will have only one fan, and it will be installed in a pull configuration. The same condition Larry encountered when he reviewed the TJ08-E in Nov...