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by Techno Pride
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: i7-2600s, GA-Z68XP-UD3 & Antec Sonata v1 (pics added!!)
Replies: 5
Views: 13102

Re: i7-2600s, GA-Z68XP-UD3 & Antec Sonata v1 (pics added!!)

After dealing with unreliable image hosts, I've gotten a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and installed Apache on it. Hosting images at home now! Images updated.
by Techno Pride
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo II - i7-2600S + Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3
Replies: 3
Views: 10959

Re: Antec Solo II - i7-2600S + Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3

updated imagehost to Raspberry Pi 3!
by Techno Pride
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 53163

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

Gainward GTX 1060 / Palit GTX 1060 Dual 6GB I have the above card. The older cards come with older BIOS with 0db tech on idle, the newer cards come with new BIOS idle 800rpm/25%. Have tried the older BIOS, but the temperature threshold is 50C. This is easily hit when watching Youtube 1080p (Adobe Fl...
by Techno Pride
Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mini-ITX Gaming Build Guide #2: NCASE M1 Edition
Replies: 36
Views: 23605

Re: Quiet Mini-ITX Gaming Build Guide #2: NCASE M1 Edition

How is the Zotac 970 at stock? The testing was done with 3rd party cooler.
by Techno Pride
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

Re: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285

hi

have added notes above. When I mentioned "can't hear fan", I actually put my ear next to the case.

Have flipped the Solo II fan to Low specifically for this test.
by Techno Pride
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

Re: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285

Have done some tests with GPU-Z's built in render test. The Antec Solo II's rear fan is set to Low. At idle, I suspect the card turns off the fan. Unable to visually confirm, since casing is already closed. Casing is placed on the floor. (edit) Ambient temp 29-31C. Idle at desktop 300/150MHz 1550rpm...
by Techno Pride
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

Re: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285

That's great news(for me at least). Please let me know how loud it is by spcr standards. All i'm interested in is idle noise(or lack of it to be exact). If you can, try to eliminate all other idle noise sources except the gpu. By the way, what's your system's specs? Also, some temps would be nice. ...
by Techno Pride
Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

Re: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285

Yeah the prices are dropping due to GTX 970. Considering between the Sapphire 280x or Power color 290 (dual fan) to upgrade 7750 Crosafire. May pull the trigger on 280x. Crossfire works horrible. Don't try. We'll see soon. EDIT : Got a Sapphire r9 280 dual-x (not 280x as previously stated). We'll se...
by Techno Pride
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

Re: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285

Hello

Have you gotten the sapphire card yet.

I have an r9 280x dual x on sale here at a store. Not clear about noise levels.
by Techno Pride
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52201

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

IIRC Tom's review measured power draw. The 145w TDP of the 970 is more like a typical/average workload, rather than max load. They measured the card drawing over 200w. The low advertised TDP is more of smart and aggressive power tuning rather than actual low power draw. The 970 looks good though. Mi...
by Techno Pride
Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 97410

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

where did you get the bifrost?

Can't find that at Amazon.com
by Techno Pride
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 97410

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Thanks. The grease issue affects the MSI AMD Twin Frozr IV cards too. There was another forum mentioning the issue and MSI has identified the batch(es?) affected. Pre-Jan14. The 750ti is newer, I can't tell the 750ti uses the same batch of fans or not. Some guy went on and on there about how the end...
by Techno Pride
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 97410

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

http://www.overclock.net/t/1449389/vide ... -out-water

report of Twin Frozr card shooting out grease/lubricant from fans.
by Techno Pride
Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo II - i7-2600S + Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3
Replies: 3
Views: 10959

Re: Antec Solo II - i7-2600S + Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3

For unknown reasons, kwikpiks.com removed my account for picture hosting.

Updates:

(a) Removed 1x NEC USB 3.0 card.
(b) Added 1x Crucial M500 mSata 240GB
(c) Disabled Intel HD2000, and added 2x HIS 7750 passive.

Pictures to follow once I find a hosting service.
by Techno Pride
Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers
Replies: 27
Views: 14608

Re: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers

Update:

I got a 2nd HIS 7750 passive. Hmmm GPU-Z 0.77 says it has a different BIOS and RAM.

Made a registry change to stop Windows/atikmpag.sys from generating BSODs repeatedly on Crossfire. Guess I wont be getting a new R9 video card.
by Techno Pride
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21450

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

for some reason these cards are only available in Europe? That's what I see from a quick Google search.

After shipping, its too pricey
by Techno Pride
Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers
Replies: 27
Views: 14608

Re: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers

Hi all, thanks. I'm likely to get a 2nd 7750 for some Crossfire love. Just found stock for it. The most demanding games I have are Bioshock Infinite and Hitman Absolution. Should earn me some notches up the quality settings. edit: idle fan speed for MSI 270 (non X) is 975rpm. http://www.legitreviews...
by Techno Pride
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers
Replies: 27
Views: 14608

Re: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers

The Solo II is on the floor. When I said "idle", I actually mean watching blu-ray and movie files as well. Noticed that the HD7750 did increase the clock speed during videos, although there was no fan to ramp up. Not sure whether the 270x behaves the same way. quest_for_silence: You have the 270x Ga...
by Techno Pride
Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers
Replies: 27
Views: 14608

Re: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers

I'm looking at the MSI 270x Gaming 2GB card as well. To replace a HIS 7750 silent.

How is the card during idle?
by Techno Pride
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo II - i7-2600S + Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3
Replies: 3
Views: 10959

Antec Solo II - i7-2600S + Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3

The gallery for previous casing Antec Sonata v1 can be viewed here . Rig details as follows: -Intel i7-2600S (2.8GHz, 65w) -Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B + Coolermaster 120mm 1200rpm (mobo-controlled with inline resistor) -Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 rev 1.3, 4 x 4GB Samsung DDR3-1600 1.28v -Kingston Hyper...
by Techno Pride
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 91618

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

Just got an Antec Solo II.

Is it normal that the right side of the front panel is slightly warped? It looks like the two buttons are pushing the face panel outwards.
by Techno Pride
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: i7-2600s, GA-Z68XP-UD3 & Antec Sonata v1 (pics added!!)
Replies: 5
Views: 13102

Re: i7-2600s, GA-Z68XP-UD3 & Antec Sonata v1 (pics added!!)

upgraded to an Antec Solo II after 9 years!

Hopefully can get some pictures next weekend.
by Techno Pride
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: looking for a usb3.0 addon card
Replies: 5
Views: 3387

Re: looking for a usb3.0 addon card

i got mine from eBay. Its like 13 bucks USD.

It has a NEC chip with 4 ports (two front, two rear).

Avoid the Etron chips.
by Techno Pride
Sun May 06, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 944805

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!

http://www.kwikpiks.com/files/74/misc/RubberScrews-Closed-04.jpg Lamptron fan screws http://www.kwikpiks.com/files/74/misc/lamptron_cut.jpg I changed my drive suspension again. Used the default Antec Sonata drive rails. Instead of the screws, I used these to prop up the drive. I cut off 2/3 of the ...
by Techno Pride
Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 944805

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!

http://www.kwikpiks.com/files/74/misc/RubberScrews-Closed-04.jpg Lamptron fan screws http://www.kwikpiks.com/files/74/misc/lamptron_cut.jpg I changed my drive suspension again. Used the default Antec Sonata drive rails. Instead of the screws, I used these to prop up the drive. I cut off 2/3 of the ...
by Techno Pride
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 944805

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!

kuzzia wrote:
Techno Pride wrote:Made a slight modification to previous clothing elastics. I added a velcro for added protection.

Full rig profile: i7-2600s, GA-Z68XP-UD3 & Antec Sonata v1 (pics added!!)
Won't the suspended harddisks touch the vertical HDD steel bars?
It's fine. There is just enough space on the sides.
by Techno Pride
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Update 2 | 1st Build: Define Mini, X-400, i7-2700K, HD7750
Replies: 40
Views: 25742

Re: Update | 1st Build: Define Mini, X-400, i7-2700K, NH-C14

Why is your PSU heatsink slanted?

the golden one on the right.
by Techno Pride
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 944805

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!

Made a slight modification to previous clothing elastics. I added a velcro for added protection.

Image

Full rig profile: i7-2600s, GA-Z68XP-UD3 & Antec Sonata v1 (pics added!!)
by Techno Pride
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: i7-2600s, GA-Z68XP-UD3 & Antec Sonata v1 (pics added!!)
Replies: 5
Views: 13102

Re: i7-2600s, GA-Z68XP-UD3 & Antec Sonata v1 (pics added!!)

Pictures added!

Comments and feedback welcome.

Critcism at your own peril. :evil:

ok kidding.
by Techno Pride
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: i7-2600s, GA-Z68XP-UD3 & Antec Sonata v1 (pics added!!)
Replies: 5
Views: 13102

Re: i7-2600s, GA-Z68XP-UD3 & Antec Sonata v1

Glory shot. https://imagetroll.com/2017/11/01_overview.jpg Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B, with 3-pin Coolermaster 120mm 1200rpm. Mobo voltage controlled plus a generic inline resistor. This is an earlier shot taken without the blue heatsinks on the 2x Etron USB 3.0 controllers. https://imagetroll.com...