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by nyu3
Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: first time WC need help.
Replies: 4
Views: 3187

Re: first time WC need help.

I think res -> pump -> cpu block -> radiator -> res is the normal way. I don't think you would get much performance benefit if you stick with the single 120mm radiator. Your heatsink already has comparable cooling surface. You should contact Danger Den directly about comptability with 1366. Here are...
by nyu3
Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 2 or Noctua NH-D14?
Replies: 28
Views: 8951

Re: Mugen 2 or Noctua NH-D14?

Between D14 and Mugen, I'd go for the D14 because it has better mounting, better overall build quality. Hard to find a performance comparison of D14 vs Mugen in dual fan configurations. For what it is worth though, the D14 is significantly better than Ninja 3 when both are using two Scythe KamaFlex ...
by nyu3
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: TR Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C & AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2
Replies: 25
Views: 9680

Re: TR Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C & AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2

I'm surprised at how well the Ultra 120 Rev. C performed. I would like to see how Thermalright's latest generation coolers (HR-02, Silver Arrow, Archon) would fare.
by nyu3
Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet computer for moderate gaming (updated)
Replies: 8
Views: 3802

Re: Quiet computer for moderate gaming (updated)

Thanks. I fixed the images. I am hesitant about cutting the rear fan grill because I wouldn't be able to cut it nicely enough to present the computer as a gift. Covered up the top side fan hole, but left the bottom side fan hole partially open for GPU cooling.
by nyu3
Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet computer for moderate gaming (updated)
Replies: 8
Views: 3802

Re: Quiet computer for moderate gaming (updated)

Update:
- Changed case.
- Added automatic fan controller
- Switched GPU fan to Kama Flex 120mm
- Switched Case fan to Nexus PWM 120mm
by nyu3
Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet computer for moderate gaming (updated)
Replies: 8
Views: 3802

Re: Quiet computer for moderate gaming.

Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I think I will try
to keep the GPU heatsink but use an external 120mm fan.
Since I'm not overclocking, the CPU runs very cool with Noctua
D14 (55 C under LinPack).

I don't like the Accelero L2 and S1 because their mounting
systems are not good.
by nyu3
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet computer for moderate gaming (updated)
Replies: 8
Views: 3802

Quiet computer for moderate gaming (updated)

Accidentally scratched the previous Lian-Li case, and I wanted a smaller case anyway. So got a cheap CM Elite 341 case as replacement. Really wanted the Antec 3480, but didn't want to pay extra for the PSU. I very happy with the noise level. The GPU and PSU cooling components are essentially silent:...
by nyu3
Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140 mm fan: Noiseblocker PK-2 or Noctua NF-P14-FLX
Replies: 8
Views: 3695

Re: 140 mm fan: Noiseblocker PK-2 or Noctua NF-P14-FLX

I recommend against the TY140. I have two of them (included with Silver Arrow). They can only be used blowing air upwards. Refer to the diagram below (0 degrees = sky, 180 degrees = earth). If I use the fan with air blowing at 90 degrees or above, then the fan makes a very annoying click / scratchin...
by nyu3
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec TruePower New TP-750
Replies: 19
Views: 8586

The titles of tables on page 4 and 5 are incorrect ;)
by nyu3
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon D12SL-12 vs Nexus D12SL-12
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

I had two, one was good for a while before it became scratchy (it was used to replace a PSU fan, horizontally mounted). The other ticked like mad even when new. I'd get Slipstreams instead (only $6 each).
by nyu3
Wed May 19, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Test System, 2010
Replies: 89
Views: 33733

I'd like to also see S-Flex, Noiseblockers, Noctua P12 (in order of descending priority).
by nyu3
Fri May 14, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Titan Fenrir & CM Hyper 212 Plus: Direct Touch Revisited
Replies: 71
Views: 26364

Actually, Slipstream performs just fine on heatsinks. Some relevant results from http://www.silentpcreview.com/article961-page5.html Slipstream: 15 dba - 14 C rise 12 dba - 17 C rise Nexus: 16 dba - 15 C rise 12 dba - 19 C rise ---------------------------------------------- Also, check this page for...
by nyu3
Fri May 14, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Titan Fenrir & CM Hyper 212 Plus: Direct Touch Revisited
Replies: 71
Views: 26364

What about people who buy mid end CPUs, overclock mildly, and want a quiet / silent computer?

Or more generally, people who want the fastest computer that remains silent?
by nyu3
Wed May 12, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Titan Fenrir & CM Hyper 212 Plus: Direct Touch Revisited
Replies: 71
Views: 26364

I get the feeling that some here are missing the point of Silent PCReview. I still consider SPCR heatsink reviews to be among the best because: 1. Always test with reference fan at fixed speeds 2. Test with fan speeds most meaningful to me (most other review sites use >1200rpm as the slowest speed, ...
by nyu3
Thu May 06, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are there any alternatives to the Antec NSK3480?
Replies: 33
Views: 9902

by nyu3
Thu May 06, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are there any alternatives to the Antec NSK3480?
Replies: 33
Views: 9902

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch_v3 ... ia=BA50106

Its almost perfect (except the front bezel exposes unpainted chassis :( )
by nyu3
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Megahalems + Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3, will it match?
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

No problem clearing ram, but I don't use ram with tall ramsink.
by nyu3
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Megahalems + Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3, will it match?
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

I've used Megahalems on P55m-UD2 and P55m-UD4. No problems with either.
by nyu3
Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which PWM, CPU or Specialty Fan do you Want SPCR to Review?
Replies: 50
Views: 24947

I wish this is a "choose 3 items" kind of poll. Anyways, I voted for the Noiseblocker fans. * NoiseBlocker PWM pans: Noiseblock has been getting a lot of good reviews from other sites. The previous generation NoiseBlocker fans were SPCR recommended. I'd like to know how much of an improvement the ne...
by nyu3
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright vs Prolimatech vs Noctua
Replies: 11
Views: 2914

The second article you linked you is really long :o Good work on covering all the bases.

p.s. Venomous X's mounting kit on the Cogage Arrow :?: I saw your pitures but don't know if it was successful or not.
by nyu3
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright vs Prolimatech vs Noctua
Replies: 11
Views: 2914

Just note that the test seems to be open air. There are many cases where Noctua D14/Cogage Arrow's dual tower form-factor can be used advantageously.
by nyu3
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja 2 vs Megahalems facing wrong way for i7 920 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3931

Lian-Li A05's footprint is bigger than most micro-atx mini-towers.

If you want a micro-atx cube case with better cooling, check out http://lan-gear.com/microATX_galery_dabox.php You can even fit a Noctua D14 in there :D
by nyu3
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua N-U12P SE2 Opinons?
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

I'd get Thermalright Venomous X or Prolimatech Megahalems + Scythe Slipstream (or S-Flex) instead. The cost is about the same, but the above two heatsinks will outperform the Noctua. If you have a lot of room, consider the Cogage Arrow or Noctua D14 because they both can really take advantage of dua...
by nyu3
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Inside my new Lian Li PC-A05N
Replies: 58
Views: 26888

Is the airflow directed from the front to the back? I remember a review earlier that stated GPU temps may be an issue otherwise this case seems nice. Looks like there is some room for cable management behind the motherboard tray also. Airflow is back to front. The main issues with the cooling setup...
by nyu3
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" vs 3.5" + SSD?
Replies: 30
Views: 11121

My vote is for: SSD + 2.5"
I'm using a Seagate 2.5" 320gb inside a Scythe Quiet Drive for storage, and Intel 80GB G2 SSD for applications. The combo is totally silent and quite fast.

I'm probably going to a Sandforce based drive, and move the Intel SSD to my notebook.
by nyu3
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Humble i7 in P180 mini
Replies: 14
Views: 8868

After comparing i5 750 and i7 920 gaming benchmarks... that $180 looks nice in my pocket for the 1-2% gain you get going i7. i7 just means spending more later because everything cost more. People went q6600 for 'future proofing' and look where those dolts are now? Spending more now doesn't always t...
by nyu3
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i7: Thermalright Venomous X Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 5023

Since you live in Canada, why not get the Venomous X? It costs the same as TRUE, but performs better (better than Noctua U12P also). The mounting mechanism is significantly improved compared to TRUE.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php? ... omoid=1043 ($59.99)
by nyu3
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: case fan Noctua NF-P12 Vortex or Scythe S-FLEX or other help
Replies: 18
Views: 6204

I'd get the S-Flex. I've had four S-Flex 1200rpm fans, two Kama-Flex 1000rpm fans, and two Noctua P12 1300rpm fans. When I undervolt these fans to run at 800-850 rpm, the S-Flex and Kama-Flex were quieter than the Noctua P12. The P12 produced a low rumbling sound that won't go away under undervolted...
by nyu3
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ZEROtherm Nirvana CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 22945

Even if you ignore the extrapolations, it is clear that the Nirvana isn't a top candidate for quiet cooling:
1) tight fin spacing
2) inability to replace stock fan (which is poor) without modding
3) poor performance vs noise ratio compared to Scythe Mugen 2 and Xigmatek HDT (they cost around the same)