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by Cynical
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: In Pursuit of Silence
Replies: 3
Views: 19213

Re: In Pursuit of Silence

Welcome back Mike!

i shall look out for that documentary.
by Cynical
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Small Footprint Silent Lab PC
Replies: 7
Views: 20775

Re: Small Footprint Silent Lab PC

Should we expect to see any more articles?

It has been almost 4 months, and no explanation as to why no news. If there were a reason, we could understand.

Another site I enjoyed reading vanished not long ago, and I'd be sad to see this one go.
by Cynical
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate's 10TB HDDs
Replies: 37
Views: 98174

Re: Seagate's 10TB HDDs

No articles for a month and a half, and all we get is a press release?

That's disappointing.
by Cynical
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Liqtech 120X AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
Replies: 2
Views: 4012

Re: Enermax Liqtech 120X AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

I would have been interested to hear what the results might have been had the surface of the heat block been lapped to make better contact with the CPU.

I guess you can't really do things like that to a cooler on loan, but it might have made a difference to the numbers.
by Cynical
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 33
Views: 27845

Re: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case

I built a light use system (web/email/office) in a Node 304. Used the on-board video with an i3 2120 (cooled with a simple Noctua L9i) on an ASUS motherboard. I removed the front fans, and set the back fan to run quietly from a motherboard header. This machine works perfectly for what I wanted, and ...
by Cynical
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink
Replies: 22
Views: 12029

Re: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink

However as the 775 and 1366 sockets are obsolete LGA775 was basically completely obsolete already two years ago and similarly Sandy Bridge E also made LGA1366 and its Nehalems old tech. So nitpicking on dropping support of these ancient sockets just shows lack of better arguments. And that comes fr...
by Cynical
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink
Replies: 22
Views: 12029

Re: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink

I'll be interested to hear what the review team think of the U12S's big brother, the U14S. I have just used one in a Haswell build, and I ended up choosing to mount it 90 degrees from the usual orientation because I was concerned about it overlapping the first PCIe slot on a MicroATX board. It is bl...
by Cynical
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Fans page
Replies: 146
Views: 143409

Oops!

I think 92cm fans are a bit large :D Might wanna make that 92mm.
by Cynical
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 16545

Re: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Tower

I built a system in a Define Mini about a month ago. I used an ASUS motherboard - Maximus IV Gene Z. The main video slot is in the right place, and it has a USB3 socket. This motherboard in this case works well. It's really easy to organise cabling in this case - plenty of room behind the motherboar...