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by Spoon Boy
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Data on upside down heatpipe performance
Replies: 16
Views: 7198

Re: Data on upside down heatpipe performance

cmthomson wrote:while GPUs are expected to be replaced every year...]
Call me cheap but i normally expect to get more than just a year out of my GPU.
by Spoon Boy
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Data on upside down heatpipe performance
Replies: 16
Views: 7198

Re: Data on upside down heatpipe performance

From reading the PDF and all the info in this thread (very interesting btw)
Am i right in assuming CPU heatpipes (Mesh?) are different from GPU heatpipes (powder?)
As a lot of GPU's have the heat sources at the top of the heatpipe.

Or am i having a thick'o moment :lol:
by Spoon Boy
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6744

Re: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013

Interesting to get some more info, pictures where leaked back in November http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=65355 One thing that stood out from Tom's HW article is the mention of 10 heatpipes, how on earth can you fit 10 in the size of the CPU die ? And the mention of "maximiz...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig
Replies: 67
Views: 32093

Re: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig

Just out of curiosity do your 670 fans under load run faster than the SPCR's review sample of 1890 RPM
No need to test if you CBA.
by Spoon Boy
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig
Replies: 67
Views: 32093

Re: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig

No difference in idle temps for the GPU. How much at load though ? i have found GPU's do a fair job of keeping a low idle temp's I'm a bit disappointed not to be able to get even close to my initial expectations I have to ask what where your initial expectations ? I echo what others have said that ...
by Spoon Boy
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Data on upside down heatpipe performance
Replies: 16
Views: 7198

Re: Data on upside down heatpipe performance

Well most GPU's with heatpipes are upside down, AFAIK all heatpipes work on a wicking principal so the cool liquid soaks some kind of wick. Much like if you put a piece of string over the lip of a glass and leave it you will find after a while a puddle next to the glass, where the water has soaked u...
by Spoon Boy
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: fanless pc future?
Replies: 3
Views: 5082

Re: fanless pc future?

IDK if we will every see the Sandia but i hope so, from what i can tell it has the same chance that any fan has at getting misaligned. In essence that's what it is a fan floating on a thin cushion of air that is so close to the heat source that it eliminates the insulating boundary layer. As for the...
by Spoon Boy
Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: fanless pc future?
Replies: 3
Views: 5082

Re: fanless pc future?

Its a shame they have not given a estimate of the cost, This has probably already been posted but i like the looks of Sandia Cooler
by Spoon Boy
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near-Silent mITX SG07 w/ Acoustipack, HR-02, GUP Smart Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 14042

Re: Near-Silent mITX SG07 w/ Acoustipack, HR-02, GUP Smart D

It looks like you really squeezed the hardware in :o
Did you know it was going to fit before buying things?
by Spoon Boy
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig
Replies: 67
Views: 32093

Re: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig

While i agree you cant directly compare different cases/fans wouldn't having the side door off negate much of the differences and air flow problems? The idle temps are what leads me to believe its a bad contact with the HS, When my old 8800GT started to fail idle temps where fine but when put under ...
by Spoon Boy
Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig
Replies: 67
Views: 32093

Re: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig

Why voiding the warranty? Just RMA it. There's no guarantee that new TIM will help, and then he's stuck with a possibly bad card. Yea i agree, but if i think i can get away with redoing the TIM without breaking any "warranty void if removed" stickers, etc whose to know. I'm probably going to the lo...
by Spoon Boy
Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig
Replies: 67
Views: 32093

Re: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig

To everyone who said it's a air flow problem i have a question (I'm not disagreeing with you) Why when he has the side panel off is he still seeing 82°C SPCR's own review shows MAX is 72°C and all other information i can find says about the same for MAX load temp. To me it seems it could be poor air...
by Spoon Boy
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: SPCR inspired pc gallery, post your pics!
Replies: 4
Views: 7026

Re: SPCR inspired pc gallery, post your pics!

Yea sounds good to me, quickly scan what others have done, maybe people could post a link if they wanted to natter on :lol: giving more details of what they have done.
by Spoon Boy
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: SPCR inspired pc gallery, post your pics!
Replies: 4
Views: 7026

Re: SPCR inspired pc gallery, post your pics!

Do you mean something like this viewforum.php?f=14
by Spoon Boy
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Are there any reusable alternatives to compressed air?
Replies: 10
Views: 15301

Re: Are there any reusable alternatives to compressed air?

How about something like this http://www.amazon.com/Micro-Vacuum-Atta ... 491&sr=1-1
if you have a home vacuum with round hoses its probably the cheapest $7.15 and if it has adjustable suction all the better.
by Spoon Boy
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig
Replies: 67
Views: 32093

Re: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig

Agreed 40°C is cool compared to mine at 49°C idle I can only think its recirculating the air its generating when it starts to get hot. I would suggest trying to work out how the air is flowing inside the case, either using smoke or trying to feel where its drawing its air in from the out side. EDIT:...
by Spoon Boy
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig
Replies: 67
Views: 32093

Re: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig

90c does seem way over, i have a 670 windforce and running furmark it maxes around 80c I have a similar setup to you, same case, GPU. The only difference is i have a extra fan in the 5.25 bays but all fans are running at 800rpm. I cant see this making a hugh difference but can you remove the middle ...
by Spoon Boy
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What do you guys think
Replies: 13
Views: 3571

Re: What do you guys think

Not that i know much about NAS, and i guess you have already considered using one instead of having 6 HDD.
Though i would be interested in your opinion on why not NAS as I'm looking into them myself ATM.

Also i highly recommend some kind of SSD, best upgrade ive made this year.
by Spoon Boy
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Power Settings
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: Power Settings

Oopppss sorry didn't read your first post properly, boxing day merriment :D Call me a scrooge but £20 seems like a lot, I'm guessing the settings in the control panel are going to be a bit hit and miss then ? Unless i can find some more information on why they are disabled by default or what some of...
by Spoon Boy
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Power Settings
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: Power Settings

No i don't have a multi meter and TBH im not sure i trust my self to not go sticking it where i shouldn't :shock: I have got my system setup with as low a voltages as i think i can get away without the system becoming unstable/crashing. The settings in the registry i was refering to are located at H...
by Spoon Boy
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Power Settings
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Power Settings

Not sure if this belongs here or if i should have posted in the CPU/MoBo section, But recently i came across the setting in the registry that enables the disabled options in the control panel power options and couldn't find a post about them using the search function. At first i was playing around w...
by Spoon Boy
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is this PSU calculator completely wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 2634

Re: Is this PSU calculator completely wrong?

Personally i have always used http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psuc ... orlite.jsp
And found it fairly accurate, I don't tend to trust manufactures calculations.
by Spoon Boy
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Enlightenment needs your support
Replies: 11
Views: 4224

Re: Enlightenment needs your support

Am i the only one who has missed the point of the OP? Why do i care what others believe, if children believe in Santa Claus and it makes them happy who am i to take that away from them. What ever someone believes is up to them as long as they don't try to force there beliefs onto me as i have my own...
by Spoon Boy
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: mobo stolen from porch.
Replies: 26
Views: 9167

Re: mobo stolen from porch.

If you have ever watch America's dumbest criminals you would know criminals from any country are anything but intelligent.
In fact if your dumb enough to risk your freedom or a criminal record for what is normally little gain you qualify for the Mr stupid awards :lol:
by Spoon Boy
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: mobo stolen from porch.
Replies: 26
Views: 9167

Re: mobo stolen from porch.

You could get a parcel deliver box but there stupidly expensive imho.
Something like this costs £150 :shock:
http://www.asgardsss.co.uk/detail.php?pro_code=Home3
by Spoon Boy
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: mobo stolen from porch.
Replies: 26
Views: 9167

Re: mobo stolen from porch.

I used to get the ok from work to have it delivered there if i knew it was going to be daytime deliver, maybe ask your manager or who ever..
by Spoon Boy
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Four passive graphics cards review
Replies: 0
Views: 1432

Four passive graphics cards review

http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3539/four-passive-graphics-cards-review-100-quiet The four are Club 3D Radeon HD 7750 royalQueen 1GB Sapphire Radeon HD 6450 Flex 1GB Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 Ultimate 1GB Zotac GeForce GT 640 Zone Edition 2GB Probably already reviews around for most of these cards, b...
by Spoon Boy
Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman FX100 Cube passive heatsink leaks
Replies: 0
Views: 1637

Zalman FX100 Cube passive heatsink leaks

Looks nice but will it be any good or capable of cooling high TDP's CPU's
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2 ... 100-cube/1
by Spoon Boy
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 41967

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

It is the future of the desktop by Microsoft. Time to hoard some Windows 7 copies. Well unless they bow to market pressure and its a total flop, but somehow i think people are still going buy into the hole windows 8 deal. And hoarding only works for so long, look at XP are M$ still rolling out secu...
by Spoon Boy
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 41967

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

But in the end its down to choice and how you personally find it easiest to work, but sadly M$ is taking those choices away from its customers. The average user probably wont know they don't have to sign up for a M$ online account just to use there device, or how to add and remove shortcuts. As far ...