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by babgvant
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink
Replies: 38
Views: 21812

Re: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink

Nice little thing! May have to go with one for the next ITX build, which btw, I can't seem to find a more "definitive" choice as far as sandy bridge ITX boards go, they all seem a bit "just ok" right now. Let's get more board reviews! =P What's missing from the current generation in your opinion? H...
by babgvant
Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink
Replies: 38
Views: 21812

Re: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink

leem wrote:Well only way is to buy one, test it and find out :)
The point of a review is so I don't have to buy one, test it and find out.
by babgvant
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink
Replies: 38
Views: 21812

Re: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink

If the case has vents above the HSF it could make a decent difference. But this means either the intake will be improved or the exhaust will be improved (depending on which way the fan is mounted). 6 or half a dozen... There are three potential outcomes: no change, better and worse. My understandin...
by babgvant
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink
Replies: 38
Views: 21812

Re: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink

Although I don't think it was tested with the fan blowing up, given the very close proximity of all the components (of the heatsink), I doubt there would be much difference in cooling efficacy with the fan blowing either way. I suppose this depends partly on just how tight the space is; in some cas...
by babgvant
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink
Replies: 38
Views: 21812

Re: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink

leem wrote:I've been looking forward to this review. Thanks :)

Would the cooler also work if the fan blew upward through the fins? This would be ideal for mini-itx in low-profile cases, as the CPU cooler can double up as the case exhaust. Are you able to test this please?
Ditto on both points.
by babgvant
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV
Replies: 18
Views: 8048

Re: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV

OK, Andy (babgvant), you could be right. I've softened the conclusions just a bit, and suggested readers to come look at this forum for counterpoints to my view. TBC, I agree that power consumption is an area where plasma needs to do better. I'd be surprised if local LED dimming LCD tech doesn't ca...
by babgvant
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV
Replies: 18
Views: 8048

Re: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV

I didn't see it mentioned in the review, but one other thing you might want to check for in future plasma TVs is whether there are any problems with image retention/burn-in. This is something inherent with plasma technology and different manufacturers/models have different ways of dealing with it. ...
by babgvant
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV
Replies: 18
Views: 8048

Re: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV

OK, guys, it's possible I went a little too far with the last few statements in this review. But hey, now everyone knows exactly what's wrong with this TV, right? My opinion doesn't matter, as those who disagree will disagree, and those who agree thought that way to start with... so it hurts no one...