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by Tzupy
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: No treatment for Ebola ... really?
Replies: 5
Views: 5331

No treatment for Ebola ... really?

Some of you may have read about the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This time it's in cities, and difficult to control. http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/140703085807-ebola-virus-map-story-top.jpg The official information is that there is no treatment available, but my superficial invest...
by Tzupy
Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 280344

Re: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]

Tesla open-sources all patents, bold move by Elon Musk (and so un-american):
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1843 ... wered-cars
by Tzupy
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Semi-Passive GTX780 and R9 280
Replies: 2
Views: 2549

Re: Semi-Passive GTX780 and R9 280

Review at Guru3d, it's passive in idle (nice!), but IMO not SPCR-quiet under load, and the VRMs get too hot:
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/as ... iew,1.html
by Tzupy
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua prototype with cube based heatpipes
Replies: 1
Views: 1404

Noctua prototype with cube based heatpipes

Link to Techpowerup news:
http://www.techpowerup.com/201501/noctu ... pipes.html
I wonder how well it will perform compared with a conventional design, no such info yet.
by Tzupy
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 97557

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Not directly related to the 750Ti, but this (bad?) news is concerning both nVidia and AMD: no 20 nm GPUs this year.
http://www.techpowerup.com/200061/nvidi ... in-q4.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/200089/no-20 ... -year.html
by Tzupy
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: When is 2nd batch of Haswell CPU's arriving?
Replies: 12
Views: 6220

Re: When is 2nd batch of Haswell CPU's arriving?

Intel to launch its Haswell refresh products May 10th 2014:
http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/intel_ ... _2014.html
However, these do not appear to include the Devil's Canyon version(s), which may be launched in June.
by Tzupy
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heartbleed bug, change passwords?
Replies: 11
Views: 5313

Heartbleed bug, change passwords?

Should SPCR forum members change their passwords, since they may have been compromised due to the OpenSSL heartbleed bug?
by Tzupy
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: When is 2nd batch of Haswell CPU's arriving?
Replies: 12
Views: 6220

Re: When is 2nd batch of Haswell CPU's arriving?

New info (from Techpowerup): At GDC, Intel announced a backpedal from its plans to eventually reshape desktop CPUs into components that come hardwired to the motherboards across the line, by announcing three new CPU families. It includes the Haswell-E HEDT platform, Broadwell performance platform, a...
by Tzupy
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 97557

GTX 750Ti sips power

Link to article at Techpowerup: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_750_Ti/ Only 57W max in Crysis 2 and 66W in Furmark. Beats all other competitors in performance / watt by a large margin. Overall game performance is close to a Radeon 7850. This could be cooled passively with the ...
by Tzupy
Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: asus gtx-670 vs msi gtx-670 gaming
Replies: 19
Views: 7202

Re: asus gtx-670 vs msi gtx-670 gaming

Since the OP seems to not have gotten ideal results and there still was some talk about modding, I'll add my experience from about 1 year ago. I got a standard evga gtx 670, with that horrible cooler but with a nice heatsink on the VRMs, that I kept. Put an Accelero mono plus on it, but found that t...
by Tzupy
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cold fusion ressurected?
Replies: 30
Views: 29374

Re: Cold fusion ressurected?

The company (Industrial Heat) that has aquired the IP rights to the Rossi reactor revealed itself with an official press release:
http://www.e-catworld.com/2014/01/press ... echnology/
by Tzupy
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan clip installation on Scythe Mugen 4 (or similar design)
Replies: 3
Views: 2618

Re: Fan clip installation on Scythe Mugen 4 (or similar desi

In my old computer I have a Mugen 2, and I've been using the method number 2, first catch the fan then put the clip into the ridge.
The Mugen 4 seems to have a similar fan clipping design. Haven't bent any fins IIRC, I did this many times in 4.5 years of dust cleaning that HSF every 3 - 6 months.
by Tzupy
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cold fusion ressurected?
Replies: 30
Views: 29374

Re: Cold fusion ressurected?

How does nickel = nuclear bomb? the goal of fusion is taking stable elements and combining them into other stable elements, and extracting energy from that process. the goal of fission is taking inherently unstable elements and doing a controlled split on them. neither one will produce a bomb. Late...
by Tzupy
Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Better long-term investment PS4 or XB1?
Replies: 18
Views: 9862

Re: Better long-term investment PS4 or XB1?

andyb, I hope you are right, although I never bought and never will buy a Sony or MS console. But you being right would imply that Sony and MS are run by engineers, while they are rather run by bean-counters. IMO the best that can happen is that when a process shrink will be available, within the sa...
by Tzupy
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: G-Sync article
Replies: 16
Views: 7311

G-Sync article

Link to article at Guru3D: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/nvidia_g_sync_review_guide.html I posted it here, because I believe that it's going to be important for quiet gaming. With G-Sync gamers should be able to get a similar experience as a ~250W card (with V-sync on) from a ~150W card (with...
by Tzupy
Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Better long-term investment PS4 or XB1?
Replies: 18
Views: 9862

Re: Better long-term investment PS4 or XB1?

Considering that you can't upgrade the GPU in the console, but you can always add external stuff
if you'll need it (for a price, of course), get the PS4. They won't build its successor for about 7 years.
by Tzupy
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 or Scythe Mugen 4 for silent i3-4330?
Replies: 7
Views: 6179

Re: Thermalright HR-02 or Scythe Mugen 4 for silent i3-4330?

I have a HR-02 Macho on i7-3770k, stock clocks and volts, just turbo all cores to 3.9. The temperature difference between running with a 14 cm fan at 600 rpm and passive is 4 degrees at load. That's while running Prime95, so unless you plan to run Linpack, IMO you should be fine with a passive HR-02...
by Tzupy
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo, Solo II or Define R4 for new gaming rig with GTX 780?
Replies: 19
Views: 5642

Re: Solo, Solo II or Define R4 for new gaming rig with GTX 7

I have a HR-02 Macho in a P150 (white Solo) and it fits with a few milimeters to spare.
by Tzupy
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your SIM card may be not secure
Replies: 0
Views: 2443

Your SIM card may be not secure

It appears that a German security researcher, Karsten Nohl, has found a way to hack into some older SIM cards, link: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/161870-the-humble-sim-card-has-finally-been-hacked-billions-of-phones-at-risk-of-data-theft-premium-rate-scams So if you have an older SIM in your...
by Tzupy
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115067

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

I hope you mean 98C before delidding.
Would you mind telling us which TIM you used, maybe CLU?

Saw that delidded IB-E and wanted to post a link here, but Spoon Boy was faster.
by Tzupy
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115067

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

There is hope that for Ivy Bridge E Intel will use solder, since that will be a larger die. But the die area occupied by the iGPU (in IB and HW) is about the same as the area that would be occupied by 2 extra cores and the extra cache, in IB-E. So it's possible that Intel will use TIM for IB-E, whic...
by Tzupy
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua prototype with active noise cancellation
Replies: 8
Views: 3835

Re: Noctua prototype with active noise cancellation

Actually, since the post came from a fellow inhabitant of Bucharest, the reasons for NOT opening the window should be:
- car noise, especially at night, illegal racing;
- ferral dogs barking, also at night;
- screaming 'music' (manele) from a gypsy party;
- fireworks;
- temperature of +35C outside.
by Tzupy
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-22 spotted
Replies: 13
Views: 8954

Thermalright HR-22 spotted

by Tzupy
Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why I won't recommend a Haswell system until August+
Replies: 59
Views: 32882

Re: Why I won't recommend a Haswell system until August+

It has been reported, but not confirmed yet, that the retail Haswells run hotter than the review samples.
It is unclear if they use more power or the IHS to die space is larger than in the review samples. Buyers beware.
by Tzupy
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115067

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

Haswell uses TIM under IHS, link to pictures:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/sho ... S-Removals
by Tzupy
Fri May 31, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor passive 7850 announced
Replies: 13
Views: 6114

Re: Powercolor passive 7850 announced

For those interested, it's already available in Germany:
http://www.amazon.de/PowerColor-HD7850- ... words=scs3
I am not interested, since it comes with only 1GB VRAM (wonder why didn't they implement the full 2GB).
by Tzupy
Wed May 29, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need help choosing a new mouse
Replies: 7
Views: 2989

Re: Need help choosing a new mouse

I never had a cordless mouse and probably never will. The Cyborg RAT7 is too ugly to sit on my desktop. The Roccat Kone(+) is not available to buy in Bucharest. For now I bought a Steelseries Sensei RAW rubberised, for only about 52 euros. There is no whine or other constant noise coming from the mo...