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by warriorpoet
Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 46191

I just wanted to add my opinion here. Based on at least 5 different samples of AC's NV Silencer5 rev.2, bearing and motor noise developed after time. When the heatsinks were originally purchased, they were nearly inaudible, but after 3 months they ALL developed bearing and motor noise. Now maybe th...
by warriorpoet
Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best cooler for a Silverstone TJ06
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

I was using the Ninja as an example; sorry if I failed to make that clear.

Regardless, he's decided against the TJ06 because of the difficulty of finding a decent cooler and the unconventional layout of the interior.
by warriorpoet
Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 46191

Charles wrote: I was just simply asking, that will the Leadtek 6800GT run with the STOCK fan UNPLUGGED, or not... :P

Because, for example the Zalman fan would use a 3 pin connector from the motherboard or from a psu connector...

U understand?

BR!
Yes.

to both

:oops:
by warriorpoet
Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 HD chamber is BAD!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 8091

Maybe it's just me, but did you install your PSU chamber upside-down and screwy? Perhaps that's the source of your poblem.
by warriorpoet
Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best cooler for a Silverstone TJ06
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Best cooler for a Silverstone TJ06

My Bro-in-law is considering this case. Given the dimensions of the "wind tunnel", what is his best choice for cooler? The recommended cooler is the Silverstone NT01 which has measurements of 130 mm (W) x 108 mm (H) x 95 mm (D). The Ninja is 110 x 110 x 150mm, according to their website, although I'...
by warriorpoet
Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 46191

Warriorpet, one more question! What happens, when you pull out the fan connetctor from the Leadtek 6800GT VGA? Does the card "allow" that? Of course with an other cooler installed (Z Vf700-Cu)? So it won't beep like when there is no power connected to the card? Thanks. BR! Silly me, I just re-read ...
by warriorpoet
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I'm Going Insane, and It's All Your Fault
Replies: 26
Views: 9079

You guys let overclocking refugee's post here, right?? - anyway, what are you spinning in that CD-ROM drive so often? OC refugees??? I overclock everything I get my hands on, up to and including my ValueRam... :D I currently have an 80 Gb HDD, so CD-ROM imaging is out of the question. Maybe after u...
by warriorpoet
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does Cool & Quiet work with OC
Replies: 25
Views: 6411

Live wrote:Or you could use a DFI board and do like this:

Overclocking in concert with Cool'n'Quiet
Nice!

As I don't have a DFI board, I haven't seen this yet, but that's some slick trick!
by warriorpoet
Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce 6800GT Running HOT (125c)
Replies: 14
Views: 2616

See edit above. From what I gather, some Rev. 2 parts have thermal pads, others have a raised copper interface for the memory chips. The latter were not compatible with a large number of cards, hence the running change and revisions to the basic design for Rev. 2(a) and Rev. 3. Note the differences ...
by warriorpoet
Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce 6800GT Running HOT (125c)
Replies: 14
Views: 2616

What revision NV Silencer 5 are you using? The earliest version had trouble with GPU contact due to a design flaw. The newer revisions (Rev. 2 & 3) use thermal pads to contact the memory modules rather than the copper base plate itself improving compatibility and ease of use. I user a NV Silencer 5 ...
by warriorpoet
Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does Cool & Quiet work with OC
Replies: 25
Views: 6411

The most stable overclocks are achieved by disabling C'nQ. If you think about it, this makes sense, as Cool'Q adjusts clock speed...
by warriorpoet
Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Silent Motherboard: heatpipe design
Replies: 6
Views: 2805

Let me know how it goes for you - I hear some bad things, but it could just be that all the people who are mad are the ones who wind up posting their thoughts...You will want to take off the block on the NB and get rid of the thermal pad that is on there, in favor of some Arctic Silver. The ABIT is...
by warriorpoet
Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Swiftech H2O-120-FK w/c kit Vs Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja h/s
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

HOLY POOP!!! ...or something similar. That's going to be one fast machine. Of course, it's also going to be one incredibly loud machine unless you make some intelligent component changes. Note that the Fatal1ty board is full of loud doodads (NB fan, OTES fans, both PWM and RAM). There is better perf...
by warriorpoet
Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I'm Going Insane, and It's All Your Fault
Replies: 26
Views: 9079

That's the problem, they don't have what I want. ;)
by warriorpoet
Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I'm Going Insane, and It's All Your Fault
Replies: 26
Views: 9079

I think suspending an optical drive would hurt the functionality of the drive. Wouldn't all the vibration of the unsecured unit cause the disc to move around inside the drive, leading to faulty read/write operations? I thought the same thing...until I considered the construction of an HDD. Anyway, ...
by warriorpoet
Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My new best friend
Replies: 1
Views: 2047

My new best friend

It's not what you think... After struggling with RivaTuner for a couple weeks tweaking my NV Silencer, I've discovered the Holy Grail for the hardcore VGA tweaker. Notice I didn't say the amateur. That's because I'm talking about BIOS modding. My new best friend? NiBiTor Notice the ability to adjust...
by warriorpoet
Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I'm Going Insane, and It's All Your Fault
Replies: 26
Views: 9079

For optical drive, try program like Nero DriveSpeed to slow it down. Might help a bit with noise. :) That's the problem. I don't want [/b] to slow it down, and yet, I demand utter silence (more silent than the "vacuum" of space). But seriously, what is the most effective way of quieting an optical ...
by warriorpoet
Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I'm Going Insane, and It's All Your Fault
Replies: 26
Views: 9079

I'm Going Insane, and It's All Your Fault

I've gone completely off the deep end. Nuts. Crazy. Cuckoo. Two years ago I was using an aluminum Chieftec Dragon-style case with (count 'em) 9 high speed fans. Deltas, Tornados, anything with high CFM I could lay my hands on. Then I found this place, and my life has never been the same. A short run...
by warriorpoet
Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best cooler for Nvidia 7800gtx?
Replies: 13
Views: 4119

I use the NV Silencer 5 Rev.3 on my 6800GT, although it was designed for the 7800 series (i.e. Asus 7800GTX Top), and I've experienced excellent results. However, from what I gather from Thermalright (biased source, true), their new V-1 Ultra will be the best VGA cooler on the market. The problem is...
by warriorpoet
Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 46191

I'm not sure. One thing that attracted me to the Arctic Cooling VGA Silencers in the first place was the fact that I'd not have to find out :) . Given the number of people running VF700s off of the motherboard fan header, however, I'm sure you'll be fine. On the other hand, if you're asking about re...
by warriorpoet
Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright V-1 Revision
Replies: 44
Views: 13729

hmmm... link's not working
by warriorpoet
Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright V-1 Revision
Replies: 44
Views: 13729

There's an extra heatpipe. My reaction to that is: "That's it?" Sure it'll cool the GPU better, but what about the RAM? What about reducing fan noise (32Db is a little high for me)? What about exhausting heat outside the case? Also, for my annual February spending spree, will it cool the GTX512 bett...
by warriorpoet
Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic or antec HD?
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

They're roughly comparable
by warriorpoet
Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 412007

It seems to be an issue with Asus boards. I have an ABit AN8 Ultra and a NeoHE 500 and they play together just fine.
by warriorpoet
Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 46191

I'm sorry, I misunderstood the previous post. :oops: That review references the original, or Rev.1, NV Silencer 5. I can absolutely say that bearing noise is absolutely non-existant, from 25% (min.) to 100% (max.), and even overvolted to 18v. Arctic Cooling has done as excellent a job addressing noi...
by warriorpoet
Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic or antec HD?
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

My NeoHE 500 works well with my ABit AN8 Ultra. However, if you are going to use an Asus board it would behoove you to either go for the S12 or wait a week or two for the revised (read: Asus compatible) NeoHE.
by warriorpoet
Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: new quiet system - please advise / confirm
Replies: 21
Views: 5680

I just found this review of the newer 6600 DDR2. It appears it performs on par with the pricier 6600GT with some light overclocking. Here it is at Mwave. You might want to put a Silencer, VM101 or VF700 on it though, that fan looks loud...
by warriorpoet
Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 46191

Are you referring to the ATI Silencer Rev.2 ? That is different cooler. From what I've read it seems that the power delivery of the ATI cards is to blame. I've had no such problems with my NV Silencer (other than those mentioned above). Also, the above SPCR review had very little negative to say abo...
by warriorpoet
Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietly Cooling a 7800 GT?
Replies: 23
Views: 6156

rei wrote:I'm going to go with an eVGA 7800GT. Their lifetime warranty allows me to swap the cooler :)
This one? If so, let me knowhow you like it. That's the one I'm considering.
by warriorpoet
Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: new quiet system - please advise / confirm
Replies: 21
Views: 5680

If you're using your new machine for anything but gaming, a 6600 should be more than enough, and is the best card at ~$100; If you are using it primarilly as a gaming rig, the video card is going to be the most important element of your machine. Things I'd consider: 1. Passively cooling an NF4 north...