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by JDG1980
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?
Replies: 44
Views: 19398

Re: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?

The problem with the 'standard' ATX design is that a lot of the intake airflow is wasted. One of the two front intake fans will be blowing towards the back end of the PSU, which does little good. Meanwhile, you can't get cool outside air directly to the CPU heatsink, because it's blocked in front by...
by JDG1980
Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT04?
Replies: 7
Views: 3655

Re: Silverstone FT04?

Anandtech reviewed the FT04 today. Looks like they still have some concerns about build quality - I'm most concerned about the front door snagging. One of the translated reviews also said that it doesn't hold shut with as much force as it should. I'd be interested to hear more about this - it seems ...
by JDG1980
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT04?
Replies: 7
Views: 3655

Re: Silverstone FT04?

CA_Steve wrote:Here's a review in Googlish from Planet 3D Now.
I'm aware of several other foreign reviews as well, but as I noted, everyone in the English-speaking world seems to be ignoring this case for mysterious reasons.
by JDG1980
Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT04?
Replies: 7
Views: 3655

Silverstone FT04?

The Silverstone Fortress FT04 has been available on Newegg and Amazon for about a month, but for some reason, no one in the English-speaking world seems to have reviewed it or even discussed it much. Anandtech and a couple other sites reviewed the RV04, which is the same chassis but with cheaper sty...
by JDG1980
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 30642

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

We didn't observe any heat issues with our sample chip. On our CPU test rig running Prime95, the temperature stabilized at 67C (according to CoreTemp), ambient was 21C, Scythe Kabuto @ 800rpm. Power draw from wall: 149W AC. Well, that's a helpful data point, and definitely good to know. Just out of...
by JDG1980
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 30642

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

Spoon Boy wrote:Could you not get one of the Haswell's with a lower TDP ?
There are no Haswell Xeons with a TDP lower than 80W. The desktop processors don't support ECC. (Some of the lower-end parts might, as they did with Ivy Bridge, but the only way to get quad core and ECC is with a Xeon.)
by JDG1980
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 30642

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

...but the flip side is that if you're running a silent rig, you're most likely using a big powerful cooler with a fan that's set to keep the CPU temp below a certain temp (let's say silent below 60, and always keep it below 70C). This is pretty easy with most motherboard fan controllers these days...
by JDG1980
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 30642

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

I would be interested in seeing some numbers on thermal performance. This is one area that really concerns me with Haswell, and hasn't gotten a lot of discussion so far in the reviews on most major sites (Anandtech, Tom's Hardware, etc.) Some sites discuss how thermal limits put a ceiling on overclo...
by JDG1980
Thu May 09, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor passive 7850 announced
Replies: 13
Views: 6087

Re: Powercolor passive 7850 announced

Hmm... interesting. Assuming it sees release soon, wouldn't this be the most powerful passive video card currently available? It looks like it might work well in a Silverstone Fortress FT02 case - the fin orientation is parallel to the airflow direction in that case, so it would get plenty of fresh ...
by JDG1980
Thu May 09, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: is seasonic discontinuing fanless?
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

Re: is seasonic discontinuing fanless?

Newegg specifically shows the SS-520FL as discontinued (not just out of stock). Strange that this model would be dropped so soon, considering it got very good reviews from most tech sites. Are they putting out a new revision, or is there some other reason for this (the buzzing issues?) It seems like...
by JDG1980
Tue May 07, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Interesting new case from NZXT
Replies: 4
Views: 3356

Interesting new case from NZXT

I was browsing TweakTown today and saw a news item on a new silent case that NZXT is apparently going to start selling soon, the H630. They have it on their official site , with a listed price of $149.99, though it is not available yet. Although the overall design seems to fit the normal pattern for...