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by Rebellious
Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte A75M-UD2H Mainstream FM1 Motherboard
Replies: 14
Views: 7113

Re: Gigabyte A75M-UD2H Mainstream FM1 Motherboard

Excellent review. Is the USB3 finally bootable? My 880/890GX aren't ! With CPU + GPU combined in the same die are huge coolers still necessary? I'm annoyed with Gigabyte's lack of fan control but I'm sticking with them because of Asus' overall quality problems.
by Rebellious
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent, cheap (~$200) XBMC+Linux based HTPC
Replies: 5
Views: 3551

Re: Silent, cheap (~$200) XBMC+Linux based HTPC

XBMC works ok for you? It crashes on my machines, but it's the only way I know to play commercial DVDs in Linux. I get suspend/resume freezing & video corruption.
by Rebellious
Fri May 27, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs
Replies: 48
Views: 22602

Re: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs

protellect wrote:
Though I admit, the stock AMD heatsink is ... painful. :)
Only if improperly inserted ;)
by Rebellious
Sun May 15, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Phenom II X4 955 and Athlon II X4 640 idle power?
Replies: 8
Views: 3658

Re: Phenom II X4 955 and Athlon II X4 640 idle power?

Both of them are way overkill for a file server if you ask me. :) Yes the performance as file server is fine with my 4850e CPU. I am a little bit "torn between two hay taps" or what they say. It is nice to make use of my low power 4850e CPU, it works withot problems for most tasks, but a little bit...
by Rebellious
Tue May 10, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Phenom II X4 955 and Athlon II X4 640 idle power?
Replies: 8
Views: 3658

Re: Phenom II X4 955 and Athlon II X4 640 idle power?

I'm getting 39.5W at idle with Phenom II 965 and ATX seasonic X-650

Second post with photo here:

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=60616
by Rebellious
Thu May 05, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: bin Laden is DEAD!
Replies: 65
Views: 12925

Re: bin Laden is DEAD!

He should have bee tried, convicted and put in a special jail at ground zero, where visitors can see him and feed him like a zoo animal. I bet a lot of people would visit New York just to feed Osama some peanuts. Better still - pork scratchings... :lol: ah yes, a balanced diet would be more humanit...
by Rebellious
Wed May 04, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: bin Laden is DEAD!
Replies: 65
Views: 12925

Re: bin Laden is DEAD!

Why did they shoot him? They should have taken him alive, there were only 18 people in the compound, mostly his women and children... and he was unarmed! He should have bee tried, convicted and put in a special jail at ground zero, where visitors can see him and feed him like a zoo animal. I bet a l...
by Rebellious
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Why does my SB system use 2x more Watts than in SPCR review?
Replies: 14
Views: 1388

Re: Why does my SB system use 2x more Watts than in SPCR rev

38W is about average for today's systems, Intel or AMD. I get 39.5, see 2nd post with photo in thread:

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=60616
by Rebellious
Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: htpc suspend problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1908

Re: htpc suspend problems

keyboard/mouse wakeup you enable through power option in WIndows and /etc/rc.local in Linux
by Rebellious
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Height Clearance for Kingston ValueRam
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Re: Height Clearance for Kingston ValueRam

I have some, its height is at or below the socket.
by Rebellious
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting PhenomII in a Win7 system?
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: Undervolting PhenomII in a Win7 system?

K10stat works fine though vista/win7 isn't my choice OS. For AMD Phenom II 9xx you can easily undervolt 1.3, 1.2, 1.1, 0.9V
by Rebellious
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT03 microATX Tower
Replies: 44
Views: 23757

Re: Silverstone Fortress FT03 microATX Tower

Back home we call this a humidifier

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:D
by Rebellious
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec ISK 100 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 19
Views: 7890

Re: Antec ISK 100 Mini-ITX Case

About your "HARD DRIVE MOUNTING & ISSUES". Is it safe to mount 2.5" drives flat against a metal surface without any standoffs? Isn't there a chance of shorting the HD electronics?
by Rebellious
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD buys Hitachi
Replies: 1
Views: 745

WD buys Hitachi

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-0 ... -deal.html

Hitachi was my favorite, so my Travelstars are now collector's items.
by Rebellious
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler
Replies: 15
Views: 6710

Re: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler

Copycats, Prolimatech type mounting hardware and... are those Ninja style lug nuts on top?!!
by Rebellious
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Pillar shaped diy case with small footprint (chimney effect)
Replies: 33
Views: 7041

Re: Pillar shaped diy case with small footprint (chimney eff

Very interesting stuff. Mini ITX is very easy to cool, no need for stack effect, but it would be fun to try with 125W+ CPU / GPU.
by Rebellious
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Infrared thermometer recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 1748

Re: Infrared thermometer recommendation

Depending on what you're doing, you can use an infrared filter on your camera for visual-relative temp readings.
by Rebellious
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 6: Recall
Replies: 34
Views: 22776

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 6: Recall

AM3 890GX mobos will be hard to find for a while.
by Rebellious
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Replies: 20
Views: 9013

Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

I'm not a fan of this one, but Lian-Li has no preconceived ideas about cases, so it's always exciting to see their creations. I see European influence in their designs recently... schön
by Rebellious
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2600K
Replies: 12
Views: 5334

Re: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2

Another socket!? LGA775/1155/LGA1156/1366... why is Intel doing this?


PS:Every time I buy a heatsink from thermalright or prolimatech I get several sets of mounting hardware that i don't want or need.. Are AMD users subsidizing Intel customers?


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by Rebellious
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case
Replies: 28
Views: 16497

Re: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case

A fair review should mention that despite the high price Lian-Li cases, in my experience, carry no warranty in North America. there is a warranty option on the lian li contact page: http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/contact_us/contact_us.php Do you work for Mr. Li? Everybody knows that Lian-Li does NOT ...
by Rebellious
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case
Replies: 28
Views: 16497

Re: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case

A fair review should mention that despite the high price Lian-Li cases, in my experience, carry no warranty in North America. There's no Li-USA or even a phone # to call. If you have a defective or missing part the only remedy is to return the whole thing within 30 days. If you were paying for this ...
by Rebellious
Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's the best thermal paste available today?
Replies: 8
Views: 2892

Re: What's the best thermal paste available today?

I use Arctic Silver (5?) and the stuff that came with Thermalright and Prolimatech heatsinks... they all work about the same. When I'm testing temporary setups I go bare-metal, I don't even bother with TIM because you have to clean it afterwords. Bare-metal works OK with good heatsinks, runs only a ...
by Rebellious
Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler
Replies: 16
Views: 7463

Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

This one looks a lot like the Thermalright AXP-140. I've always wanted to mount a CPU-caliber heatsink on a GPU. I bet I can mount the AXP-140 on a GPU with 775 brackets, sort of like this:

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by Rebellious
Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: TR Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C & AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2
Replies: 25
Views: 8748

Re: TR Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C & AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2

Thanks, great review, though the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C is hardly new, I've been using one since November 2009. With the AMD scissor mount, the cooler indeed overhangs the bolts making them hard to reach. But you can twist the heatsink a few degrees clockwise, enough to get a straight ...
by Rebellious
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH55TC WOL problems - SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Re: Intel DH55TC WOL problems

What's wrong with magic packet wake-up form S3? A tap on the keyboard also works.
by Rebellious
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: idle power: i760/P55/low end GPU versus p645 or 1090T + 880G
Replies: 12
Views: 4572

Re: idle power: i760/P55/low end GPU versus p645 or 1090T +

ha, you put a honking video card on that itty bitty mobo... 55w is very good, does the NVIDIA card throttle when idle? Yep. If the video card didn't, there's no way it'll use just 55W idle. Haven't really put it through my usual battery of tests (Furmark, IBT, etc), though. I don't think the GTS 45...
by Rebellious
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: idle power: i760/P55/low end GPU versus p645 or 1090T + 880G
Replies: 12
Views: 4572

Re: idle power: i760/P55/low end GPU versus p645 or 1090T +

Stock.

ha, you put a honking video card on that itty bitty mobo... 55w is very good, does the NVIDIA card throttle when idle?
by Rebellious
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: idle power: i760/P55/low end GPU versus p645 or 1090T + 880G
Replies: 12
Views: 4572

Re: idle power: i760/P55/low end GPU versus p645 or 1090T +

My AMD Phenom II X4 965 + GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H + two 2.5" hds + 3 fans + DVD burner idles at 39.5 watts at the wall. OS can make some difference especially Linux without AMD proprietary video driver.

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by Rebellious
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte H55N-USB3: The De Facto LGA1156 Mini-ITX Board?
Replies: 21
Views: 8814

Re: Gigabyte H55N-USB3: The De Facto LGA1156 Mini-ITX Board?

NoizEnvader wrote:Yes, it fits without blocking PCI-e or memory slots.

Have a look over here.
Thanks, I can't believe he's mounting an AXP-140 without a backplate!