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by Scoop
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro: A Bigger Typhoon
Replies: 13
Views: 6438

Something odd hit me while reading the comparisons. First I thought you didn't feel like comparing it to Noctua NH-C12P 'cause it was in another class but then I read further and.. 'However, it turns out a direct comparison was unnecessary — the Zipang is the most efficient top-down cooler we've e...
by Scoop
Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: M12D-850W: Seasonic joins the Power Race
Replies: 32
Views: 16971

I thought I'd enlighten you guys about the distribution of the 12V rails, or rather let jonnyguru take over from here. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=127 Now that's actually a link to the whole review but there is a picture of the PSU with it's fan upwards and jonn...
by Scoop
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12D (DC-to-DC) 850W review @ Anandtech
Replies: 7
Views: 2415

It has a really nice noisecurve as well, it's to bad that so many highwatt powersupplies are silent and highefficient when very few lowwatt--models are. I wish they'd make a sub 400W powersupply with 90% efficiency. You can't really complain about high wattage when the efficiency is 85% at 80W load...
by Scoop
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Best power supply with no intake fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

Go passive with Silverstone 450W NIGHTJAR ST45NF.
by Scoop
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC : which one of these would you choose
Replies: 22
Views: 5297

I would love to go Intel but the limited A/V receiver support has me going the AMD route. Sorry? Are you referring to the repeater bug? That's been fixed. Also, it was never an issue for those using AnyDVD-HD. ET I'm not planning on ripping BD movies on a 32GB SSD and the last I read on this Anandt...
by Scoop
Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC : which one of these would you choose
Replies: 22
Views: 5297

I would love to go Intel but the limited A/V receiver support has me going the AMD route.
by Scoop
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Core i7 (Nehalem) power consumption
Replies: 10
Views: 8233

Ci7 is not affordable. The slowest model will cost 266 USD IIRC. S1366 motherboards are expensive, and DDR3 RAM is expensive... I'm not sure DDR3 is expensive anymore. I'm slowly putting together a system from on-sale parts and was aiming at DDR2 because of the expense of DDR3. But, I just noticed ...
by Scoop
Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Core i7 (Nehalem) power consumption
Replies: 10
Views: 8233

Anandtech had some numbers on their preview some months back.

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/in ... i=3326&p=8
by Scoop
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilverStone Nightjar NJ45NF Passive PSU
Replies: 18
Views: 7655

It would be my choice for future HTPC build, not that it would need a 450W PSU but silence is the key. It would even cut in a gaming rig but then again it's kind of wasted cash since there'll be other components making more noise than some of the quiet PSUs.
by Scoop
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 48677

The price of Core SSDs is going dooown: http://www.dailytech.com/OCZ+Once+Again+Slashes+the+Price+of+Core+Series+SSDs/article12993.htm "Newegg is now listing the 64GB Core Series SSD at $99 after a $70 mail-in rebate." Things are looking very good if this is a trend. Of course it's the trend but it...
by Scoop
Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Nexus FLC-3000 CPU cooler - 775 and 1366 compatible
Replies: 10
Views: 5809

It's neither a top-down cooler nor a tower cooler. It won't cool the CPU as well as a tower and it won't have as wide of a range as top-down cooler for components around the socket. It looks like a tilted BTF-90 and it looks nice, and I'd bet that's exactly why it is as it is.
by Scoop
Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 48677

Reading Anand's article, I know what not to recommend if they are looking for SSDs.
by Scoop
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: MODU82+ 625W and 4870X2
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Sounds more like it's a defective unit. 625W should be plenty enough to run any system with a 4870X2.
by Scoop
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4850 - Better Cooling/Better Performer!
Replies: 20
Views: 7420

Awesome dude. I'm doing the same with Zalman ramsinks in the future if I get this card :)

I've never used third party VGA coolers so do you use the thermal paste on the core like you do with a CPU? Or on the base of the cooler? Those ramsinks don't have thermal paste under them right?
by Scoop
Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel or AMD, can't make a decision
Replies: 9
Views: 2054

The only reason I would go AMD now is out of pity, or if I would be building a system with IGP only (don't know why I would do that). The Intel chips just OC so much better and thus offer much more value. Not to even mention they are 45nm and use less power.
by Scoop
Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus M3N78 Pro: Geforce 8300 & HybridPower Explored
Replies: 33
Views: 19134

"does AMD even have any 140W processors in production?" The new Phenom X4 9950BE has a TDP of 140W. Not that it draws that much but I guess the board at least claims to support it. But some may know that other IGP boards by many manufacturers for AMD CPUs have claimed support for processors that wou...
by Scoop
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ram heat spreaders really work.
Replies: 4
Views: 4404

My RAM heatspreaders work.
by Scoop
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 48677

I would like too see just how high-performance they really are. Even the non-affordable aren't high-performance enough so I'm a bit sceptical about it. The price seems nice though if in fact they would beat mechanical drives in performance across the board.
by Scoop
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Another Misleading Review From Toms
Replies: 7
Views: 3783

I had already forgotten that tomshardware exists. Damn you! :D
by Scoop
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: First take on reading the Radeon 4850/4870 reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Hybrid Crossfire with this kind of cards? What good would an IGP do when paired with either of these?
by Scoop
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 126531

Anyone else find it amusing that you need to buy a big ass PSU for the 9800GTX just for the extra pcie connector when the HD 4850 uses more power and manages with just one. :D
by Scoop
Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 126531

3850's reference single slot cooler had the similar situation, 65'c, at idle. It looks like ATi implement the same temperature-controlling mechanism on 4850 as well. Anyway, I wonder whether 4850 enjoy the same quiet cooler design as 3850 that has been verified by silent authority, SPCR. Don't know...
by Scoop
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Three Hundred
Replies: 5
Views: 3035

PSU is bottom-mounted in this case but there's no holes under the PSU so you'll have to flip the PSU over thus effectively rendering the bottom-mount useless.
by Scoop
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ultra-120 eXtreme temperatures too high(?)
Replies: 22
Views: 6045

Those are some serious differences between core temps. The TRUE is known for shipping with a nonflat base more often than not and judging by those temps, it seems to be the case. Check the base with a razor blade and lap the base flat. Those temps are nothing to worry about but there shouldn't be a ...
by Scoop
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD announces 3 new 22W and 35W AM2 X2 cpus
Replies: 6
Views: 3288

They should focus on getting the TDP down with Phenoms. Those chips are ridiculous.
by Scoop
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How good is the intergrated sound on todays MB's?
Replies: 25
Views: 7009

The chip on my Abit IP35-E is miles ahead of Sound Blaster Live! Value which I had in my previous system. Couldn't be happier about leaving that out.
by Scoop
Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yet another audiophile thread
Replies: 51
Views: 13705

The first one's just CRAZY :D

Would I ever rub something on a disc? NEVER.
by Scoop
Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Least Expensive Case with PS in the bottom?
Replies: 11
Views: 3971

Are you sure you don't want an intake fan? Your HDDs might heat up a bit. I have the CM690. It's a nice looking case with good features and great price. Obviously it isn't targeted at the silent market. I have two fans in it. Rear exhaust and front intake. The intake fan blowing through the HDD cage...
by Scoop
Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Vista or XP?
Replies: 63
Views: 15100

I don't see these crashings and problems that people seem to have with Vista. Maybe because I installed it a few weeks back and installed all the patches. Haven't had a single crash yet, and have been satisfied with it. No point in going back to XP and it's DX9 applications.
by Scoop
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet Mousepads
Replies: 20
Views: 9521

I don't even have a mousepad with my optical, work fine on the table.