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by grandmasterfuz
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD or Intel
Replies: 3
Views: 773

AMD or Intel

which would be better for games?

an Intel i5 760 or an AMD Phenom II x6 1055t?

currently, i am only gaming, but i might have to start running physics simulations.

also, i would like it to last about 2 or 3 years
by grandmasterfuz
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading from HD5850
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Upgrading from HD5850

from some of the reviews i've seen, the Asus DirectCu aftermarket coolers seem to work quite well in terms of cooling and volume

at lest, it did for the 6870.
by grandmasterfuz
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD based gaming rig
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: AMD based gaming rig

thanks for the tips :) unfortunately, that Thermalright cooler is not available from either of those stores, and the Athlon II x4 640 is basically the same price as the Phenom. Also, the AM3+ boards i can get are more than double the price of the Asus board i'm thinking of getting. so, i guess i'll ...
by grandmasterfuz
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD based gaming rig
Replies: 3
Views: 901

AMD based gaming rig

Hi again everyone the time has come for me to upgrade my gaming rig :) i would like it to be fairly quiet when not under load, and not noticeably loud when it is. The components i am thinking of using are: CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition Motherboard: Asus M4A88TD-M Evo RAM: Patriot G2 8GB (4...
by grandmasterfuz
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8092

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

well...that was a resounding failure. made the cardboard model, sorted out wiring etc. everything seemed as if it would fit, so i cut the mdf to the "correct" size... mocked up the box, and i discovered, much to my dismay, that i had forgotten to include the width of the mdf in my measurements. so i...
by grandmasterfuz
Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8092

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

still haven't been able to start building this, as my dad is insisting that i finish repairing my bike...sigh.

i have almost all the parts of the build that i need. just 2 more fans left.
by grandmasterfuz
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8092

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

got a fan controller and one of the fans today. it is wonderfully quiet, so i think i'll get 2 more of them, and use the heatsink fan as the "4th" fan.
by grandmasterfuz
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8092

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

just talked to the guy at the computer shop. he thinks 4 120mm fans, 2 blowing onto the motherboard, cpu and graphics card and 2 exhausting the air is a bit of overkill. is he right? would be nice if he is, means less money that i have to spend. the fans are deepcool windblade 120mm 1300rpm here is ...
by grandmasterfuz
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8092

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

the reason for bottom mounting the psu is to lower the centre of gravity, and so that there is more available air around the cpu h/s. plus, the fans on this psu are quite weak, so they wouldn't help much even if it was top mounted. i don't want to go through the hassle of replacing the fans, so i'll...
by grandmasterfuz
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 200mm case fan
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: 200mm case fan

ok, thanks :) i'l just get two 120mm fans instead
by grandmasterfuz
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8092

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

ah, that makes sense :) allows air through but slows down transmitted noise, cool :) and don't worry, most of the designs i've posted have been quick sketches with powerpoint shapes :mrgreen: i probably won't need my "noise reduction" on the back end of the case then, just filters on the intakes. ri...
by grandmasterfuz
Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8092

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

right, got some fan prices and ideas for the big fan : coolermaster megaflow 200mm upgraded cpu fan: nexus ds12l 120mm back fans: coolermaster sickleflow 120mm x2 cpu h/s: coolermaster hyper 212 plus sound like a good combo? i'm also contemplating a fan controller for the 3 non-cpu fans edit: for fa...
by grandmasterfuz
Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8092

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

All great ideas, thanks guys :) I don't need it to be super quiet, but I would like it if its not loud for when I'm gaming, and fairly quiet when I'm not. I currently have to share the room with both parents, who work from home, and they are getting a little bit irritated with the portable cyclone I...
by grandmasterfuz
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: smaller wooden box
Replies: 9
Views: 5805

Re: smaller wooden box

looks great man :)

the hinged sides is a great idea too
by grandmasterfuz
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8092

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

thanks :) the sketches aren't quite to scale though. the external measurements of the case are gonna be about 64cm wide, 30cm deep and about 44 cm high. it's gonna be made from MDF, with a veneer over that for the classy look. the internals are going to be significantly smaller, as it's 16mm MDF tha...
by grandmasterfuz
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 200mm case fan
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

200mm case fan

hi there

I'm contemplating using a 200mm coolermaster megaflow 200mm case fan in a DIY case build.

Are they any good?
by grandmasterfuz
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8092

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

the LCD is going to be on the front. the design in my first post was a view from the back of the case. the back of the lcd would be behind the motherboard Computer design front.jpg Computer design side.jpg the psu is quite old, and it doesn't have top or bottom fans. it only has a fan on the side wi...
by grandmasterfuz
Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8092

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

anybody? maybe i have it in the wrong place...
by grandmasterfuz
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 8092

Homebuilt quiet PC case

Hi everyone :) This is my first ever post on this site, so forgive me if I get something wrong. I currently have a heavily modded case, which runs ridiculously loud and is not very good at cooling. I've been thinking about making my own quiet, cool, mid-range gaming case for a while. The basic desig...