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by hightower
Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus M3N78 Pro: Geforce 8300 & HybridPower Explored
Replies: 33
Views: 18266

Could it be that GTX280 still have poor drivers for hybridpower - did you contact Nvidia?

Maybe uou should've tried it with a 9800GTX also...
by hightower
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT list of compatible after market coolers
Replies: 41
Views: 25489

Sry for off topic, but is the S1 going to work on the 3870/50 as well?
by hightower
Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which fan is quieter/has better noise signature?
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

you aren't going to regret it me thinks... i use a 1600rpm minebea in my psu.. and i like it 8)
by hightower
Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which fan is quieter/has better noise signature?
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

well, according to this :

viewtopic.php?t=43387

it's the minebea that's best. however, i read a german review on hartware.de (use google to find it) that didn't recommend the 1900rpm version, nor did a singaporean forum guy at hardwarezoom.com
by hightower
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermaltake TMG ND5 8800-series GPU Cooler Review
Replies: 2
Views: 1702

Can you say AC accelero copycat?
by hightower
Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman VF1000 for 8800 series is available now
Replies: 16
Views: 16420

Here's a review http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zalman/ZM-VF1000LED No comparison with HR 03 though. 85 $ ?! WTF is Zalman thinking on... a cooler that's 6 months late IMO and their fans are usually bad too. The big advantage with HR 03 is you can get a fan of your liking, and a 92x25mm is going ...
by hightower
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: massive fan (120/80mm) shoot out with noise profiles
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

It sure is. I really like the noise profiles. I did some testing myself, and I actually find the test to be rather good - I prefer my 120mm minebea low over s-flex D - and even my yate d12sl - at similiar speeds. More pleasant sound to my ears. However my minebea 92mm low is horrible compared to nex...
by hightower
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: massive fan (120/80mm) shoot out with noise profiles
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

massive fan (120/80mm) shoot out with noise profiles

Hi all,

Dont know if you've read this one before.

http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/cpu ... page1.html

Looks like Scythe minebea is not a bad choice....
by hightower
Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 24432

Could this be the new upcoming passive cooler from AC ?
by hightower
Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: An E-mail to Arctic-Cooling about their new VGA Heatsinks.
Replies: 4
Views: 3024

They are indeed good answers, but notice how he avoids the thermal pad issue and mistake them for paste. However, the thermal pads stick very well but with a knife you are able to lift the pad from the chip (just be very carefull). I've done this with both accelero and silencers... no problemo 8) To...
by hightower
Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: so, what's the consensus on the Zalman VF-900
Replies: 24
Views: 9425

Nope. Either thermalright ultra (and put a different fan on) or accelero x1. I had the silencer 3 - cooled poorer and was a bit louder than x1.
by hightower
Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: so, what's the consensus on the Zalman VF-900
Replies: 24
Views: 9425

I got one today. The fan @ 5v were making a very irritating sound "swoosh" - worse than my accelero x1 at idle which is not that brilliant. Also, it is not temperature controlled (compared). So it went back and I do not recommend it. I simply don't get it - zalman spends so much time innovating and ...
by hightower
Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet Modular PSU?
Replies: 20
Views: 5888

just stay away from antec in general, their latest psu's haven't exactly gotten good reviews...
by hightower
Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: s12-330 enough power for this build? how about SLI?
Replies: 19
Views: 4176

I have not found an adapter that only uses 1 molex, however if you say they excist, I believe you. The adapter that came with my leadtek 7800GT used 2 molex. However, why use an adapter (or two) when there are units who have these pci-e plugs - native? I personally do not like the idea of adapters -...
by hightower
Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: s12-330 enough power for this build? how about SLI?
Replies: 19
Views: 4176

2 molex = 1 pci-e. So with a S12 430, you are going to take away 4 molex to run 7800gtx in SLI. Imho, that's just bull to recommend, even if it's possible. There is a reason they made those pci-e plugs on their higher power versions. And lets be real: If you're serious about silence, you don't go SLI.
by hightower
Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150 questions (from a new member)
Replies: 7
Views: 3266

It's such a shame that it's not black. But after reading about Antec psu's, I would have avoided the case anyway even if it were. This are not the first issues there have been with antec psu's lately - unfortunatly - I wonder when they'll change supplier... :?
by hightower
Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: s12-330 enough power for this build? how about SLI?
Replies: 19
Views: 4176

i would not go with a psu less than s12-500 (maybe enermax liberty 400w). it's only the 600w s12 that is sli certified. there is *probably* a reason why they don't put 2 x pci-e connectors on their 330w but they do on their 500 and 600w :idea:
by hightower
Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Powersupply for a DFI/AMD64 3700+ System
Replies: 13
Views: 3685

qualia: wrong. 3700+ have 1 mb cache while the 3000/3200+ got 512k...
by hightower
Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: fsp green power experiences?
Replies: 0
Views: 767

fsp green power experiences?

hi I'd like to hear from anyone who have this unit. how is the fan? did you try to replace it? thanks... 8)
by hightower
Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P150 mid-tower case w/ Neo HE 430 PSU
Replies: 206
Views: 158885

nice case, a real shame it isn't black as we all know black computers are faster. :wink:
by hightower
Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hiper Type-r modular Vs Tagan Easyconnect series - nonspcr?
Replies: 10
Views: 3080

why don't you give that modular tagan a try. www.databutikken.com got them and they are in your country, but they are a bit pricey.
by hightower
Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: coolermaster stacker 810
Replies: 6
Views: 2607

Can't see the difference between this and the previous Stacker.
uhh, are you sure you actually own a stacker ? now there is 2 x 120mm exhausts instead of 1 x 120mm, also there are not 2 places for the psu but just the one at the bottom. :wink:
by hightower
Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-II 550W SLI Ready Power Supply
Replies: 22
Views: 5783

Since when that's important?
:roll:
by hightower
Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Lamisil tablets
Replies: 13
Views: 3473

I'm sorry they are not high on your list of reliable sources but in my opinion they are one of the most reliable sites overall - especially when it comes to stability testing.
by hightower
Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asetek VapoChill Micro
Replies: 2
Views: 1286

I agree... get a scythe ninja or noiseblocker coolscraper instead (or maybe a zalman 9500)
by hightower
Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 - okay to block inside exhaust vents?
Replies: 12
Views: 4792

There is *probably* a reason they made those vents and *probably* not because they wanted you to block them. :roll:
by hightower
Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sigh...Just what we all need
Replies: 40
Views: 11122

Would you trust OCZ enough to make a 1100w psu that is reliable when their powerstream series are failing again and again. I wouldn't. :? Remember the same company who makes OCZ also makes tagan and be-quiet units and these aren't exactly topping the charts in reliability. :cry:
by hightower
Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-II 550W SLI Ready Power Supply
Replies: 22
Views: 5783

It isn't Nvidia SLI certified. For that reason, you should avoid it. Go for an enermax noisetaker 600w or Seasonic s12 600w.
by hightower
Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Long lasting PSU?
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

This is a no brainer, you are going to want the enermax unit. Otherwise, try a more 'unknown' brand such as Seasonic S12. Here's reviews of both: http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/200507111/index.html