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by RDaneel
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How quiet is the current OEM Intel cooler (i7 4770K)?
Replies: 5
Views: 2662

Re: How quiet is the current OEM Intel cooler (i7 4770K)?

Thanks, Luca. I think I'll probably get a new cooler just to avoid any risk of failure - I can't afford to have this cooler come loose if someone kicks the computer ;) I see the last gen Cooler Master, the Hyper T4 (appears nearly the same as the 212, with some reports that it was actually a better ...
by RDaneel
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: If price is equal, buy Corsair RM450 or RM550?
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

Re: If price is equal, buy Corsair RM450 or RM550?

RDaneel wrote: Maybe I'll check out a 300W Seasonic.
Bah, Seasonic doesn't make a 360W with modular cables, too bad!
by RDaneel
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: If price is equal, buy Corsair RM450 or RM550?
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

Re: If price is equal, buy Corsair RM450 or RM550?

Thanks. I know this is probably all overkill... I'd get a smaller Corsair if they made it. Maybe I'll check out a 300W Seasonic.
by RDaneel
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How quiet is the current OEM Intel cooler (i7 4770K)?
Replies: 5
Views: 2662

Re: How quiet is the current OEM Intel cooler (i7 4770K)?

That stinks. My Ninja is 4 years old, so I'm guessing it isn't compatible with the newer sockets, but I'll try to figure it out.

Otherwise, I guess the question is how much I'll have to spend to get something that will work well with a quiet Nexus 120mm.

Thanks!
by RDaneel
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How quiet is the current OEM Intel cooler (i7 4770K)?
Replies: 5
Views: 2662

How quiet is the current OEM Intel cooler (i7 4770K)?

I'm trying to keep costs down for my system rebuild, and am wondering if I can (gulp) stick with the OEM cooler. I have used Scythe Ninja coolers on my last couple builds, but chips are a lot more efficient than they were the last time I went through this exercise. Does the OEM cooler work well enou...
by RDaneel
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: If price is equal, buy Corsair RM450 or RM550?
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

Re: If price is equal, buy Corsair RM450 or RM550?

Thanks! Appreciate the feedback...
by RDaneel
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: If price is equal, buy Corsair RM450 or RM550?
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

If price is equal, buy Corsair RM450 or RM550?

Thanks in advance for any advice. Figured I would ask the experts before hitting "checkout." I am doing a midrange build, primarily for Photoshop use. I don't upgrade much anymore (4+ years since my last revamp), so I'm going with an i7 4770K, Z87-based mobo, and GeForce 750 TI card. I think I can r...
by RDaneel
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some info on ATI 57xx series cards...
Replies: 53
Views: 16402

I bet SPCR will take a look at the 57xx or 56xx series. They're just too good for quiet PCs to ignore!
by RDaneel
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5750 - Holy Poop
Replies: 23
Views: 6449

I'm excited about the 5750 - just ordered one for my Win 7 box. Plenty of power for 1920x1200 gaming at normal human FPS (30+) at least for the next year or two. Plus, the idle power consumption is amazing. With a micro-ATX mobo and an i7 860, I should have idle power consumption down to 75W or so, ...
by RDaneel
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 45043

Those Intel SSD results are amazing... can't wait to get one!
by RDaneel
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some info on ATI 57xx series cards...
Replies: 53
Views: 16402

Wow, 18W idle power consumption? That's pretty impressive. I might be able to get my total system idle consumption down to below 80w, that would be cool As for the 5750 vs. 5770 differences, it seems like not much in terms of performance. I wonder how the actual manufacturers will position them in t...
by RDaneel
Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 81030

1) power draw depends linearly on number of transistors (this is what you meant I guess) 2) power draw decreases with process shrink (for complex reasons) The net effect of both a process shrink and increase in the amount of transistors is hard to estimate so just wait for the reviews. Yes, that is...
by RDaneel
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some info on ATI 57xx series cards...
Replies: 53
Views: 16402

Some info on ATI 57xx series cards...

Here's some info on these interesting cards. Could they become the new SPCR darlings for midrange performance cards? http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=20537# http://www.techpowerup.com/index.php?105099# http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2009/9/15/radeon-5700-pricing-revealed2c-end-for-hd...
by RDaneel
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 81030

I'm very happy that ATI (unlike nVidia with the new GT300 parts) will be making a smaller chip on a smaller process. My WAG is that the GT300 will run hot. Yeah at first I was also very disappointed with the GT300. But if you read later on in the Anandtech article, the actual physical die size is a...
by RDaneel
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 81030

I'm very happy that ATI (unlike nVidia with the new GT300 parts) will be making a smaller chip on a smaller process. My WAG is that the GT300 will run hot. Anyway, this release is great, especially to see the idle power consumption. Anandtech's testing on a high end i7 920 setup is still drawing abo...
by RDaneel
Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Good <$30 quiet C2D cooler for stock system?
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Thanks, angel, it helps to know I'm not missing anything too obvious. I appreciate the newegg links. I'm going to try the stock fan for the initial build and see what I think. They're using the onboard graphics (yech), so there really won't be many fans running, at least until I get them to upgrade ...
by RDaneel
Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Good <$30 quiet C2D cooler for stock system?
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Good <$30 quiet C2D cooler for stock system?

I absolutely love my Ninja rev. B for my OC'd E6600 rig, but I could use some advice on a lower end cooler for my family's computer. I have a retail box E6300 that I'm going to use, but know that I can get a quieter cooler. No overclocking, so this is an easy chip to cool. What I don't know for sure...
by RDaneel
Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900gto or 7950gt
Replies: 41
Views: 24911

I'm also going with the GTO - still very good performance for the watt, and maybe I'll even stick with the stock cooler instead of a VF900, who knows... Anyway, I HIGHLY doubt that these are RMA'd cards - it would be a violation of unfair trade practice law to sell a card that is a return as new. EV...
by RDaneel
Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar SE16 - 5000YS vs. 5000KS models?
Replies: 1
Views: 2015

WD Caviar SE16 - 5000YS vs. 5000KS models?

Sorry - YS and KS are too short to search!

Can anyone explain the difference (other than $30) between these drives? I want the silence of the KS model reviewed by SPCR, but the YS is spec'd the same is costs less. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
by RDaneel
Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any idea if Ati is going to release a cooler high end card?
Replies: 9
Views: 3104

That's the tough call, isn't it? Go for a 7900GS with some overclocking or a X1950 (both using a VF900)... I don't want to sacrifice too much performance, but I also don't want to have to run all my fans faster to exhaust that many watts of difference. Darn ATI for not paying any attention to power ...
by RDaneel
Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which SLI P/S is quiet & efficient at 250W?
Replies: 11
Views: 3292

smilingcrow - I'm curious - if you're worried about noise, why go with 2 $200 vid cards, rather than getting a single $400 card? I'm not knocking your choice, just curious.

Thanks, btw, for all your research on C2D power consumption!
by RDaneel
Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7950gt
Replies: 8
Views: 3555

I believe the 7950GT is just an up-clocked 512mg version - so it should draw the same juice on a clock for clock basis as the 7900GT, maybe a tiny bit more for the extra 256mb of memory... at least that's my assumption!
by RDaneel
Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Card on Newegg for $200-250
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Apparently the new 7900GS blows away the X1800 GTO, check out the HardOCP review. It should be fairly tolerable with the temperature controlled stock fan, and runs $200. If you really want quiet, spend $40 on a Zalman VG900 cooler and run it at 5V or so... I may go this route until DX10 parts are re...
by RDaneel
Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja or Infinity?
Replies: 36
Views: 17902

The SPCR homepage mentioned that a review of the Infinity was coming soon - I'm sure Mike C and the gang will compare the two - I can't wait to see the results. I won't make my buying decision till both are reviewed on SPCR!
by RDaneel
Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic 330, 380, or 430?
Replies: 9
Views: 2690

I had the same issue for my upcoming Conroe build, and I went with the 380. if you look at the SPCR Recommended page for PSUs, there is a note for the S12 430 model that says, essentially, the 380 wasn't tested, but is used at SPCR all the time, and it sounds and feels like the 430. I figured the 38...
by RDaneel
Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: PIII Coolers
Replies: 7
Views: 2291

I have a Coppermine PIII 650 that runs very happily (and cool) with one of the Zalman flower copper HS with no fan (but a nearby case fan). I don't remember the model number, but it is a great, almost zero-noise, solution. They're fairly cool running chips!
by RDaneel
Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Advice needed - Scythe Ninja on an LGA775 mobo
Replies: 7
Views: 3370

But a very helpful reply, cm, thanks from all us future-Ninja-users!
by RDaneel
Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo build/review
Replies: 119
Views: 108541

I don't have a system set up in my Solo yet, so this is premature, but I did cut out one of the 92mm intakes and the 120 exhaust with the dremel over the weekend. Tin snips would be very easy, but I already have a dremel and plenty of cut off wheels, so... The steel is very easy to cut, took about 2...
by RDaneel
Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 92mm for front intake on a Solo? Is there one better?
Replies: 5
Views: 2739

Thanks, folks, for the replies. nutball, that makes the Nexus 92 sound pretty good, I'll check that out along with cyber's thread...
by RDaneel
Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone seen or heard the new 160 GB platter WD hard drives?
Replies: 3
Views: 2027

I'd love to know, but for some reason I remember hearing they aren't out till Sept. Didn't a SPCR reader hear that from WD direct sales?

I'd love the 3 platter version if not a 2 platter...