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by Scoop
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: All Pro82+ Modu82+ are in stock at Newegg
Replies: 15
Views: 5517

I'm rather disappointed by the lack of connectors on the 425W model. Only 3 SATA connectors on one cord. Seasonic M12II-430 for the win.
by Scoop
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ATI HD3850 & HD3870: Improved Acoustics & Power Effi
Replies: 35
Views: 25605

It was rather obvious that you're not that big on GPUs :P You pointed out that you couldn't make the HD 3850 ramp up it's fan. Well I have a similar thing, the fan won't ramp up at least before 90C but I have chosen to manually adjust the fanspeed with Rivatuner so the card keeps cool. Artifacting r...
by Scoop
Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU flip. How much clearance needed for fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

'to keep it from sucking the hot air' ... You do realize that hot air goes up? It's not a very good idea to place a PSU upside down, and even more so when it's on top of the case. Where is it going to get cool air from then? The only spot in my case that feels warm, is the upper rear corner (PSU is ...
by Scoop
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Set it and forget it...3-pin or 4-pin?
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

I have the Zerotherm BTF-90 on my Abit IP35-E and I've set a target temp of 60C in BIOS and so far the fan has only been running on it's minimun speed of ~1200RPM as I have not hit that temp yet on my OC. I'm running about 52C currently. It looks to be a great cooler even with this RPM and it's very...
by Scoop
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why a convicted murderer shouldn't die.....
Replies: 120
Views: 36418

Death sentence isn't even a punishment, it's the easy way out. Life in prison is what it should be, with death penalty you're only hurting people that don't deserve it; friends, family, whatever. Someone will always cry when someone dies.
by Scoop
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: best dx10 card with no fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 3411

Sparkle also has a passively cooled 8800GT 512
by Scoop
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: replacing a 80mm with a 120mm in a PSU
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Fans on the bottom of the PSU are intake. Fans next to the power switch are exhaust.
by Scoop
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New CPU cooler from Scythe, "Orochi"
Replies: 51
Views: 26087

Mariner wrote:Bearing in mind Scythe's Japanese origins, I'm surprised they haven't called it the "Godzilla".
Maybe you should find out what 'orochi' means before saying such things ;)
by Scoop
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My "Perfect" Solo :)
Replies: 17
Views: 7120

'Temps in a cool room (15C)'

Dude, that's not 'cool', that's freezing :D

'Temps with house heating on full tilt (22C)'

That's 'cool' :D
by Scoop
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: GW imperils polar bear survival as a species?
Replies: 14
Views: 2956

dragmor wrote:Human habitation is probably the biggest problem, we move them out of their traditional areas, change the local environment and remove/compete for their food source.
How many people actually live on the Northpole again?
by Scoop
Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: You can't trust anybody.....
Replies: 12
Views: 4046

I learned it from the X-files. Trust No One.
by Scoop
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel's Skulltrail - a solution in search of a problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 3827

There is no way in the world that Nvidia would allow quad-sli support on intel chipset, not now, not as long as they're trying to sell their own chipset motherboards.
by Scoop
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: High Idle Power Consumption?
Replies: 6
Views: 2729

Tom's Hardware just did a recap on AMD power consumption and had the following results. http://images.tomshardware.com/2008/01/29/processor_efficiency_compared/image012.png The system had a HD3850 (little difference to 3870), AMD 790FX board, one 500GB WD HDD (you have an additional laptop drive whi...
by Scoop
Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte DES - motherboard power supply management
Replies: 37
Views: 16540

I was wondering about what they said about DES at Anandtech: "Intel's own power saving features known as C1E and EIST must be set to disabled before DES gains full control of altering processor core voltage on-the-fly. It is also important to point out that full operational use of DES is limited to ...
by Scoop
Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU-cooling, memory and PSU
Replies: 18
Views: 5521

Soterius wrote:I might OC the Q6600 a bit (probably 2.7 GHz or 3.0 GHz at the most) and perhaps OC the 8800GT a little (or buy one that's already OC'ed)
Those OC'd GPUs are just a waste of cash. There's nothing miraculous about them, you can just as well OC it yourself.
by Scoop
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Power all fans from MB headers or use PSU?
Replies: 6
Views: 2422

Why would they put five fan headers on the board if it couldn't handle them?
by Scoop
Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU-cooling, memory and PSU
Replies: 18
Views: 5521

The wattage depends on if you OC or not. If you're running it stock, it consumes around 90-100W idle, 210-220W fully loaded (even these numbers are a bit high). If I were you, I'd take a Seasonic S12II-330 for that system, S12II-430/VX450 if you're overclocking, but since you've already made your mi...
by Scoop
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2gb ddr400 or 3gb ddr333?
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Using Win XP you're well off with the 2GB. It's faster and you can use it in dual channel setup (I would assume). In Vista you might want to go with 3GB and give up some speed.
by Scoop
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: DEAD QUIeT Fan For Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
Replies: 17
Views: 5427

If you don't OC, you don't even need a fan for it. I guess that would top the list of most quiet solution. I assume that your case has an exhaust fan in it.
by Scoop
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New PSU or keep the one I have?
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

The calculator in that link is so way off that it's ridiculous. Your system draws maybe 150-200W under full load from the wall depending on the level of OC.
by Scoop
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AnandTech's top PSUs of 2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2854

What do you call this? http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3146&p=5 http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3146&p=6 http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3146&p=7 http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3146&p=15 After looking a...
by Scoop
Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AnandTech's top PSUs of 2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2854

Re: AnandTech's top PSUs of 2007

merlin wrote:
MikeC wrote:I found it interesting that two of AnandTech's top 4 PSU picks of 2007 are made by Seasonic.
I'm finding it a little wierd that there is no mention of corsair. They had such a huge splash this year in the psu market.
They didn't test any Corsair PSUs during 2007 so it's no wonder.
by Scoop
Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Internal HDD enclosures?
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

Here's at least one test of a HD Cooler

http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3144

The results seem pretty good but I don't know if it's available and for what price, but I was sort of interested.
by Scoop
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dual Rails? Amperage ratings?
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Okay, it sounds to me from reading that article that dual, triple, quad rails were all designed for safety reasons, but aren't actually any safer and suffer from less efficiency. Single rail is the way. The VX450 is a single-rail, rated at 33amps, and according to the SPCR review, makes it's max ef...
by Scoop
Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System Upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

Well, looking good, though 520W PSU is a total overkill for that system, 450W is more than enough, I'd suggest S12II-430 or the M12II-430 should be out by then if it already isn't, or if you love Corsair, the VX450 will handle your system without breaking a sweat, as will your current PSU, but I'd s...
by Scoop
Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire 3850 SILENT Heatpipe 512MB
Replies: 89
Views: 42556

ryboto wrote:Now we just need them to do this with the 3870, we know it can be done based on other users actually doing it. The high end card with passive cooling!
You mean 8800GT? Sparkle has one. And it works :)
by Scoop
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help - new build won't shut off
Replies: 14
Views: 3016

I have a question related to this subject that's been bugging me for some time. I'm picking pieces for my first build and I'm a little scared because I've been reading something good about the Abit IP35-E and it's at a very nice price, but the BIOS seemed to be a prick when it released. So my questi...
by Scoop
Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: help recommendation for yorkfield+ geforce8800 gtx
Replies: 7
Views: 4187

I can't give you hard figures, but I can tell you I'm running an E6600 overclocked to 3.4Ghz, two 8800GTs overclocked to 675/975, two 75Gb Raptors, 4x120mm fans, 2Gb of DDR2, a Soundblaster Audigy and an optical drive quite happily off a Corsair HX520 It isn't really a wonder when you can run a sys...
by Scoop
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5E-VM HDMI: A microATX C2D board for gamers?
Replies: 74
Views: 62663

Eventually I'd like to see the discrete GPU reinvented as an on-demand accelerator that shares video outputs with the low-power integrated GPU. I'm not sure if I understood correctly, but that sounded like you wanted to go back in time like 10 years when 3Dfx came out with the 3D-accelerator Voodoo...
by Scoop
Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: which one for me: Samsung F1 1TB or Seagate 7200.11 1 TB
Replies: 3
Views: 2038

I don't know about the Samsung HD but Anandtech recently reviewed the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB along with Western Digital 1TB Caviar GP. Also in the results there is Hitachi's Deskstar 7K1000 which they had reviewed earlier. So you might want to check it out unless you've already done that. htt...