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by perplex
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E4300, low power CPU for desktop
Replies: 78
Views: 34542

Or you could wait for E4400 in a few months. Multiplier 10x :shock: .
by perplex
Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Large container of water for heatsink
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Yeah this kind of DIY job is temptive sometimes but I don't like the idea of watercooling because of the lack of mobility. What to do if you need to take your computer somewhere else for a day? Take your 500 litre watertank too? :P or the radiator bolted to the wall? :lol:
by perplex
Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E4300, low power CPU for desktop
Replies: 78
Views: 34542

It can't wait :P
by perplex
Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

Damn... if someone puts something like a Ninja on their card please keep us updated. I saw that crazy heatsink on card on XS.
by perplex
Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Questions about Scythe Ninja.
Replies: 13
Views: 4806

So a Ninja would cool a E6300 passively if it's slightly overclocked quite comfortably? or we talking about 100C?
:oops: :P
by perplex
Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E4300, low power CPU for desktop
Replies: 78
Views: 34542

Shame I'm building in a week or so. If I was building in a few months I'd love to get this.
by perplex
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: No reason to buy 3.5"
Replies: 7
Views: 3008

No reason to buy 3.5"

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/12/12 ... aptop_hdd/

After 2.5" HDDs such as these start being available, there won't be any reason to buy 3.5" for "silent" computer users.
by perplex
Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

Bare in mind that we're talking about Prescott overclocked power consumption from those 8-series cards. I think?
by perplex
Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

Sweet Goodness, now that is a project. Keep us updated, Ultra 120 on a graphics card... :lol:
by perplex
Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

That's crazy :P . I'd be more interested in a CPU heatsink without a fan because I would have a low/mid end graphics card :wink: .
by perplex
Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

Thanks, like they say.. an imagine can speak a thousand words :lol: .
by perplex
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

But what if the holes are covered by the heatsink and the heatsink is as high as the one shown above? :?
by perplex
Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

Wow I love it. Shame the photo is of mediocre quality and bad angle :lol: . I'd be scared to drill in the board, with all the copper traces all over the place :shock: .
by perplex
Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest drive: 3.5" WD 500GB vs your/any 2.5"
Replies: 1
Views: 2064

I think the Samsung T series is slightly quieter :?:
by perplex
Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

OK thanks, I think I'll just buy a stock passively cooled card :o .
by perplex
Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

Re: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?

trudodyr wrote:Surely you must be joking.
:?:
andyb wrote:I glued a K6-2 Heatsink on a 440MX, it stayed on for 3 years until it dropped of, i glued it back 6 months ago, it still works.


Andy
Got a picture? what about the thermal paste/pad issue? did the glue substitute? :o
by perplex
Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

Graphics card with CPU heatsink?

Has anyone modded their graphics card with some old CPU heatsink? I was wondering about the mount holes :? . I'm sure something like an old P4 or AthlonXP retail heatsink would be sufficient to cool a low/mid range graphics card of today, such as a 7300GT?

Thanks.
by perplex
Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Gets Back on Top with the Ultra-120
Replies: 25
Views: 18423

Interesting and good review. SPCR's reviews are always "good", but not always "interesting", but this review shows a new leader (maybe). However would it be possible to add an extra page on the review which compares Ninja PASSIVE vs Ultra-120 PASSIVE performance? It's not conclusive which is best fo...
by perplex
Sat May 20, 2006 6:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.10 Series
Replies: 80
Views: 35859

Any of you compared to the Samsung P120 ?
by perplex
Fri May 12, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which Samsung to get ? Looking @ SP2504C
Replies: 9
Views: 3531

Amourek wrote:I bought a SP2504C from NCIX. I refer you to the thread, "Samsung 250GB Rhythmic Vibrations"

It vibrates like a mofo.
It's in an external enclosure hard mounted.
by perplex
Fri May 12, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which Samsung to get ? Looking @ SP2504C
Replies: 9
Views: 3531

I just got a Samsung P120 250GB yesterday and couldn't be happier. I can only hear it if I am really concentrating and even then it's really low. The seeks are pleasant too, not harsh.
by perplex
Thu May 11, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 250GB Rhythmic Vibrations
Replies: 41
Views: 19430

OK my P120 250GB is SO damn quiet. It's in an IcyBox external enclosure and when it's idling I can barely hear it, I couldn't ask for more quiet. During seeks my laptop's HDD is louder (seriously). My laptops' HDD is that Toshiba 4200RPM 40GB. I'm really happy :D
by perplex
Thu May 11, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 250GB Rhythmic Vibrations
Replies: 41
Views: 19430

I just bought a Samsung 250GB to put inside an external enclosure and cannoy believe how quiet the idle is. It's actually silent. Some *VERY* slight swoosh air sound but I can barely hear it. I havn't started transferring files yet it's just been sitting idle. I'll be sure to edit this post and upda...
by perplex
Sat May 06, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.10 Series
Replies: 80
Views: 35859

Does anyone else think it's disappointing that the .10 200GB will be 2 platters? I read that from storagereview forum. I guess it's because 187.5GB is the maximum density they managed for each platter. I was hoping for a single platter 200GB. I guess I'll just buy .9 160GB single platter HDD.
by perplex
Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 35 Watt X2 3800 on the way from AMD
Replies: 38
Views: 25048

It will be so nice the day CPU active cooling is over and CPUs consume single digit W. Passive cooling forever :twisted: I think we're a good 5 years away, though even today you could do passive cooling with mobile CPUs I think? But I'm talking about the desktop mainstream product lines from AMD and...
by perplex
Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 35 Watt X2 3800 on the way from AMD
Replies: 38
Views: 25048

Hmm I think a nice midrange Merom would be best. But Meroms will cost more than Conroe. But Conroe should be nice and cool running themselves. ATLEAST as good as current AMD CPUs I would think.
by perplex
Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GV-N66256DP Fanless Graphics Card
Replies: 21
Views: 18448

Nice review and IS still relevant for non-gamers. However I may have to look for a PCI-E passive card because I don't think the latest motherboards support AGP anymore? I'd like to get something like Conroe but with AGP, though I don't think this will be possible.
by perplex
Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55763

No offense but why even try with an Intel 8xx CPU? Why not a Yonah and make life easy? :)
by perplex
Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Affordable 32GB SSD?
Replies: 21
Views: 6753

Affordable 32GB SSD?

http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/03/21/32gb_ssd_samsung/

Would any of you guys consider this IF it was priced between $750 and $1000? That seems reasonable for 32GB of SS to me.
by perplex
Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: [CeBIT] Seagate ST1.3 12GB: A 1" HDD
Replies: 26
Views: 7318

Maybe Apple should reconsider their Flash usage with the Nano line-up :)