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by rei
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Zalman goes bankrupt
Replies: 14
Views: 8649

Re: Zalman goes bankrupt

ah, i missed the other thread.
by rei
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Zalman goes bankrupt
Replies: 14
Views: 8649

Re: Zalman goes bankrupt

Sorry, the direct link to the news is: http://www.geek.com/chips/pc-cooling-sp ... d-1608736/
by rei
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Zalman goes bankrupt
Replies: 14
Views: 8649

Zalman goes bankrupt

Hey guys. Been a few years since I've visited here obsessively. http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/14/11/06/1316226/pc-cooling-specialist-zalman-goes-bankrupt-due-to-fraud Zalman is bankrupt now. :( I used to like a few of their products back in the early days before Noctu and the wise people of SPC...
by rei
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New shorter PCB Geforce GTX 670 out!
Replies: 5
Views: 3215

New shorter PCB Geforce GTX 670 out!

It's been a few years since I've visited. :shock:

So there's a new shorter video card that will be a godsend for Mini ITX builders:

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It won't be utterly silent but it MAY be quiet.
by rei
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate is dropping green line 5900rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

Re: Seagate is dropping green line 5900rpm

Hard drive prices are going through the roof.

Consolidation + Thailand flood = $59.99 drives last month are now...$169.99 and rising.
by rei
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odyssey!
Replies: 9
Views: 3936

Re: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odys

Think the new Corsair SODIMM DDR3 RAM was the cause of my weird random crashing.

Replacing with 2 G.Skill SODIMMs seems to have cleared the problem--knock on wood.

256GB Crucial M4 SSD is definitely better than the OCZ Agility 3...better in that it doesn't BSOD.
by rei
Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odyssey!
Replies: 9
Views: 3936

Re: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odys

it's an inexpensive k360. although i've swapped it for a k800.
by rei
Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odyssey!
Replies: 9
Views: 3936

Re: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odys

...aaand the replacement brand-new-out-of-box OCZ Agility 3 failed 6-7 days after last exactly like the previous. BSODed and disappeared from BIOS.
by rei
Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odyssey!
Replies: 9
Views: 3936

Re: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odys

I'm having a hard time keeping this cool. It idles at 45c and on load goes to 75c with the Noctua fans on full 1300rpm (not loud though) all the time. I don't think that the thermal grease stayed applied properly the hours spent getting the heatsink on properly. I have clean and reapply the grease I...
by rei
Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odyssey!
Replies: 9
Views: 3936

Re: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odys

i disassembled the whole thing to reseat cpu heatsink (kozuti) and took out the 80mm fan while i was at it. it idles at 40c now with the 120mm noctua blowing onto it at 1300rpm and the 1300rpm 120mm noctua sucking air in from case front. definitely not quiet but the fan characteristics aren't unplea...
by rei
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odyssey!
Replies: 9
Views: 3936

Re: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odys

no overclocking options, chose not to overclock. been too lazy to remove the bottom fan, not removing it because i'd have to maneuver out video card too. i may do that. is there any harm in running both it and the noctua on top blowing down? dunno about video card under load as i never got a chance ...
by rei
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odyssey!
Replies: 9
Views: 3936

Hey guys! Long time no visit--my silent gaming cube odyssey!

After 8 years (after first joining SPCR and seeing the Shuttles reviewed on Tech Report/Sudhian) and discovering Vantec Stealth fans were NOT stealthy at all, and then descending into silent OCD (quieter fans let you hear defects with all the other defects and when everything is silent, things start...
by rei
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Arctic Freezer 64 replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Re: Arctic Freezer 64 replacement

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/cpu.html

Alpine 64 Pro or Freezer 7 Pro v2
by rei
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9800 GT or HD 4850?
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

I love my new 5850.
by rei
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: mini P180 build
Replies: 15
Views: 5607

Just an update: I'm running 2x40GB (not in RAID, I would lose TRIM) with the 2nd 40GB for my swap file + CS4. I had to put the video card at the bottom initially since the PCIE slot was the 2nd slot. The sound card I bought was PCIE and could only go in that slot. However, I returned that sound card...
by rei
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: mini P180 build
Replies: 15
Views: 5607

Thanks for the constructive criticism. However, I've recovered from 5+ years of SPCR obsession at absolute silence and have learned to live with a degree of faint white noise as long as the sound characteristics aren't jarring to the ear. I have no need to do away with the fan on the side of the CPU...
by rei
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: mini P180 build
Replies: 15
Views: 5607

The HDs do get kind of hot so I'll leave the CPU fan in.
by rei
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: low-cost, passively-cooled Video Card w/ HDMI-Audio Out?
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

i recommend a hd5450.
by rei
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: mini P180 build
Replies: 15
Views: 5607

Using 2 of these in the case and 1 on the CPU fan: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/026/sy1225sl_detail.html (the 1600rpm version) Pretty awesome. Set the fans to "silent" with Asus Fan Control in the BIOS and the ones that weren't controllable with that I set to 40%. 40-45 C degrees idle, 65-7...
by rei
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 480? Forget about it!
Replies: 26
Views: 5284

Love my 5850. This is where it's at for non-silent but reasonably quiet.
by rei
Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: mini P180 build
Replies: 15
Views: 5607

about to turn it on. it was a bear getting the video card to fit, had to take out the jmicron esata connector.

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by rei
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU cooling pull fan only?
Replies: 19
Views: 4603

the ramsink is quite high. trust me, no way to get the clip around the bottom with the ram in the way. i managed to replace the ram with mushkin blackline with slightly more modest heatsinks and was able to move the fan over to the right.
by rei
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU cooling pull fan only?
Replies: 19
Views: 4603

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Yeah, the RAM is high.[/img]
by rei
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: mini P180 build
Replies: 15
Views: 5607

can't place the cpu fan on the right, the ram's in the way with their stupid ricer heatsinks. going to replace them today hopefully with normal ram. asus rampage ii gene matx mobo (x58 chipset) 12gb patriot ddr3 pc3-1600 intel core i7 930 visiontek hd5850 1gb corsair hx650 psu 40gb intel x25v ssd 2t...
by rei
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Will it be quiet?
Replies: 7
Views: 4421

yes they are. and they push hardly any air when put to low.
by rei
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU cooling pull fan only?
Replies: 19
Views: 4603

ugh, replacing heatsink is too much work. going to return the patriot ram for this: http://www.mushkin.com/Memory/Blackline/998679.aspx
by rei
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: mini P180 build
Replies: 15
Views: 5607

sorry, cell phone.
by rei
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: mini P180 build
Replies: 15
Views: 5607

mini P180 build

Haven't turned it on yet so don't know how noisy/quiet it is...

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by rei
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU cooling pull fan only?
Replies: 19
Views: 4603

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Looks like the Scythe Slip-Stream Slim won't work either since the RAM heatsink fins are too tall. I will have to switch to "normal" RAM heatspreaders.