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by Olaf van der Spek
Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Micro ATX case for new build
Replies: 4
Views: 3144

Re: Micro ATX case for new build

user wrote:Of course microATX case is bigger than mini ITX, is it owing by the big fat ATX PSU size definition. -.-
A mATX motherboard / case does not require a ATX PSU. Besides, ATX PSUs aren't that big and most of the time don't dictate case sizes.
by Olaf van der Spek
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?
Replies: 44
Views: 19356

Re: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?

frenchie wrote:my turn :)
bottom only intake to keep noise away, 3*120 or 3*140 mm fans
Silverstone FT02 and RV02?
by Olaf van der Spek
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?
Replies: 44
Views: 19356

Re: Want to help Corsair build the best silent case ever?

Assuming you had a completely blank slate, with absolutely no layout requirements, what would your ideal layout be? What features would you demand? Hi George, I'm glad you asked. :p I've been looking for compact (low depth) cases for mATX and mITX boards. I don't need 5.25" bays, I don't need 3.5" ...
by Olaf van der Spek
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Raven RV04 Overview
Replies: 2
Views: 2389

Re: SilverStone Raven RV04 Overview

Where did the noise measurements go?
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspensions?
Replies: 19
Views: 11318

Re: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspension

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=303 ? http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/core-series/core-1000-usb-30 ? Why does size matter so much to you (for a server)? As a similar example, many manufacturers have space for one or two full length PCIe GFX cards in their small Mini-IT...
by Olaf van der Spek
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Diskless Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 11894

Re: Diskless Windows

I know, it's a response to leisetreter who used a SSD + iSCSI remote storage
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scythe
Replies: 19
Views: 14577

Re: Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scy

Because the chart doesn't cross compare the fans that way. The green numbers represent the first place winner at each of the dBA levels. I think that's doing it the wrong way around. You should be looking at quietest fan at a certain temperature level. Remember that this is SPCR and therefore the f...
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Drive-bay free case (smaller more efficient, quieter)
Replies: 10
Views: 5205

Re: Drive-bay free case (smaller more efficient, quieter)

I think one of the reasons is that the ATX PSU form factor isn't terribly conducive to fitting in a small case with a tower style CPU cooler and full height expansion cards. What's wrong with ATX PSUs and full-height cards? Full-length cards are problematic, full-height is no problem. Without tons ...
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Some questions on Fractal Design Core 3000
Replies: 11
Views: 4335

Re: Some questions on Fractal Design Core 3000

vampirefrog wrote:I've recently upgraded the CPU and MoBo, and the latter has an ATX form factor and doesn't fit in the old case, so I need a new case.
Why didn't you get a mATX board?
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101235

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Cool case! The world needs more compact cases.
What's the rationale for using an external PSU? I'm not a fan of power bricks.
by Olaf van der Spek
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scythe
Replies: 19
Views: 14577

Re: Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scy

yakuman wrote:Because the chart doesn't cross compare the fans that way. The green numbers represent the first place winner at each of the dBA levels.
I think that's doing it the wrong way around. You should be looking at quietest fan at a certain temperature level.
by Olaf van der Spek
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scythe
Replies: 19
Views: 14577

Re: Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scy

Why does the Noctua NF-A15 PWM get a win for 18 °C rise at 20 dbA SPL when the Corsair AF140 Quiet can do it for just 17 dbA?
by Olaf van der Spek
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Furmark: a good load generator?
Replies: 17
Views: 7166

Re: Furmark: a good load generator?

See http://www.anandtech.com/show/6774/nvidias-geforce-gtx-titan-part-2-titans-performance-unveiled/15 for example http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph6774/53412.png http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph6774/53413.png In BF3, the 7970GE is much quieter than the Titan. In Furmark, they're close.
by Olaf van der Spek
Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Furmark: a good load generator?
Replies: 17
Views: 7166

Re: Furmark: a good load generator?

From what i have read it seems if the drivers detects Furmark or OCCT running it wont do anything until the power regulator comes under load, as soon as that happens it will underclock the card by %50 and regulate the power so you cant fry your card. Why would it have to detect Furmark before it'd ...
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Furmark: a good load generator?
Replies: 17
Views: 7166

Re: Furmark: a good load generator?

Maybe the performance of Furmark should be included to such that throttling is noticed and the performance / W ratio can be calculated. Power by itself is kinda meaningless.
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Furmark: a good load generator?
Replies: 17
Views: 7166

Re: Furmark: a good load generator?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4008/nvid ... gtx-580/17
As for FurMark, due to NVIDIA’s power throttling we’ve had to get a bit creative. FurMark is throttled to the point where the GTX 580 registers 360W, thanks to a roughly 40% reduction in performance under FurMark.
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Furmark: a good load generator?
Replies: 17
Views: 7166

Furmark: a good load generator?

Is Furmark a good load generator? AFAIK both AMD and nV drivers detect Furmark and throttle the card.
And SPCR is using it...
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 660 Ti: Asus DirectCU II vs. MSI Twin Frozr IV?
Replies: 6
Views: 3941

Re: GTX 660 Ti: Asus DirectCU II vs. MSI Twin Frozr IV?

There's a lot of variation between review sites. I also think there's a fair bit of variation between the cards coming off the production line. My take: at stock fan profiles, the Asus is a bit quieter but runs hotter...and you can modify the fan profiles with their included s/w. I like MSI's TF IV...
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which uses less power Radeon HD 5450, GF GT210, GF 8400 GS?
Replies: 6
Views: 4428

Re: Which uses less power Radeon HD 5450, GF GT210, GF 8400

Are you sure you want a card with just 32-bit or 64-bit DDR3? That's seriously low on bandwidth.
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire vapor x 7970 review (sort of) & Advice on this Mod!
Replies: 26
Views: 13572

Re: Sapphire vapor x 7970 review (sort of) & Advice on this

I am thinking about buying a aftermarket backplate to put on the back to maybe reinforce it? While that will stop the GPU area from bending so much it will unfortunately concentrate all of the stress on the area near the PCI-E slot and the slot itself. Does it? AFAIK it's attached to the rear mount...
by Olaf van der Spek
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: vertical mounted ATX PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 3420

Re: vertical mounted ATX PSU

Full-height cards require about 12cm, PSUs about 15cm. Cases like BitFenix Outlaw are 18cm wide.
What width are you looking for?
If you want really thin, get the Q12 at just 88mm.
by Olaf van der Spek
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R4
Replies: 18
Views: 11637

Re: Fractal Design Define R4 launches

Also, personally I work with audio, so I need massive storage drivers (just got a 7200 rpm Seagate of 2TB), sometimes you dont know if your DAW is loading a sample or if it got stuck. HDD led makes you more patient. If it wasnt for HDD led I would have gotten pissed up a lot of times at long loadin...
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
Replies: 8
Views: 6038

Re: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1

A test with all drive cages removed would've been interesting.

I'd love to see a low-depth mATX variant of this case (without the drive cages).
by Olaf van der Spek
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Power Lost - A Better Way to Compare PSU Efficiency
Replies: 15
Views: 15262

Re: Power Lost - A Better Way to Compare PSU Efficiency

Phase? DC doesn't have phase, does it?
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Sugo SG09: SFF microATX Case
Replies: 4
Views: 7560

Re: SilverStone Sugo SG09: SFF microATX Case

Quite a compact case. I wish they'd make a tower variant with the PSU at the bottom and front-to-back airflow. Oh, and a nicer front.
by Olaf van der Spek
Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Diskless Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 11894

Re: Diskless Windows

I've got a 256 gbyte Samsung 830 SSD now.
Wouldn't it be simpler to use SMB instead of iSCSI to access the remote storage?
by Olaf van der Spek
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 13
Views: 8606

Re: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case

240 x 207.4 x 401.4mm
That's wider than most towers and a depth of 40cm isn't small, so it's footprint is quite big (9.6 dm^2). I prefer the footprint of the Q12: 1.8 dm^2.
Why does nobody make a cheaper Q12 alternative?
by Olaf van der Spek
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung S27B970 WQHD LED Monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 7584

Re: Samsung S27B970 WQHD LED Monitor

However...there are WQHD alternatives that are really worth looking into. While you do take some risks, the Yamakasi Catleap monitors that are widely available on eBay are (a) really darn good and (b) available for $300-400, depending on supplier and features. Cheaper (than Apple and Samsung) non-K...
by Olaf van der Spek
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung S27B970 WQHD LED Monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 7584

Re: Samsung S27B970 WQHD LED Monitor

It is still in the Samsung catalog, although no one other than an imaging pro would be interested, given its modest 20" size and 1680 x 1200 resolution, austere style, and dearth of connectivity. 1600 x 1200 On paper, DisplayPort to DisplayPort should allow WQHD screen resolution without fail. In r...
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY
Replies: 36
Views: 22470

Re: Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY

Johnsy wrote:In order to comply with USB 3.0, a port (and hence its controller) MUST be capable of operating in full accordance with the USB 2.0 spec - which obviously includes the driver.
Got a reference for that?