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by frenchie
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: EVGA Hadron Air case
Replies: 2
Views: 1904

EVGA Hadron Air case

Just saw this today : the new evga Hadron Air Case (they make a Water one, with water cooling connectors) Summary : m-ITX case with 2x120mm fan and a custom 500W Gold rated PSU Details : Specs SECC Material 2 x 2.5/3.5 Drive Bays 1 x Slim Slot Load Optical Drive Support (not included) 2 x 120mm Fans...
by frenchie
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: This forum is so quiet and dead
Replies: 9
Views: 9968

Re: This forum is so quiet and dead

I'm expecting it to be quiet ;)
by frenchie
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Tundra TD03 Liquid CPU Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 2739

Re: SilverStone Tundra TD03 Liquid CPU Cooler

Thanks for the review !

Could some of the pump noise be due to the motherboard vibrating/resonating ?
by frenchie
Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help needed replacing a Synology DS412+ fans
Replies: 7
Views: 9427

Re: Help needed replacing a Synology DS412+ fans

Welcome to SPCR ! As far as 92 mm fans go, I've used : - Noctua fans : didn't like them (they tend to hum with resistance on the intake side) - arctic cooling (with the separate frame) : very good at lower speed, but thicker that usual - Nexus : very good at low speed, an SPCR favorite (look up the ...
by frenchie
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New Forum Member Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 2534

Re: New Forum Member Introduction

Welcome to SPCR !

Your system is quiet because you're not using much power and picked good components. It's easy if you're careful and if you read SPCR ;)
by frenchie
Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open-borders immigration - Discuss
Replies: 30
Views: 44378

Re: Open-borders immigration - Discuss

Thanks Andy, very informative link ! And a good policy I think.
by frenchie
Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TOTALLY fanless, caseless, wireless, pretty powerful & small
Replies: 41
Views: 20048

Re: TOTALLY fanless, caseless, wireless, pretty powerful & s

hii frenchie, A few post above you had mentioned about my selected card having tight fin spacing . I had read a few reviews on that card and all were suprised on how well the included heatsink could keep the card cool even on max load and i am not a gamer ,i just need the card 2/3 times a day to ru...
by frenchie
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TOTALLY fanless, caseless, wireless, pretty powerful & small
Replies: 41
Views: 20048

Re: TOTALLY fanless, caseless, wireless, pretty powerful & s

Sorry about that. Let me rephrase : The power calculator (at pcpartpicker) says my system should pull around 400 Watts, but the power draw that I measured in real-life at the plug at full load was 330 Watts (a 20% difference). In your case, your real power value is probably closer to 120 Watts at fu...
by frenchie
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TOTALLY fanless, caseless, wireless, pretty powerful & small
Replies: 41
Views: 20048

Re: TOTALLY fanless, caseless, wireless, pretty powerful & s

1) hard question... depends... as close to the room temperature as you can get it (the smallest temperature increase you can achieve given your requirements). Or you can say that as long as it doesn't throttle, you are fine. 3) a case might help the cooling, even without a fan. The natural flow of a...
by frenchie
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open-borders immigration - Discuss
Replies: 30
Views: 44378

Re: Open-borders immigration - Discuss

How about voting rights for long time (5 years ?) legal immigrants in local elections ?
by frenchie
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: My 'silent' Cad Workstation Build
Replies: 5
Views: 9598

Re: My 'silent' Cad Workstation Build

Nice.
Maybe a mod could move this to the gallery ?
by frenchie
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TOTALLY fanless, caseless, wireless, pretty powerful & small
Replies: 41
Views: 20048

Re: TOTALLY fanless, caseless, wireless, pretty powerful & s

Thanks for your input on the cpu cooler , could suggest a particular model with large fins that fits in 1150 socket ? http://www.silentpcreview.com/NoFan_CR-95C_Copper :) Thermalright HR-02 Macho SilverStone Heligon HE02 Ya i have my ac on the entire day and i am not going to use my graphics card f...
by frenchie
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TOTALLY fanless, caseless, wireless, pretty powerful & small
Replies: 41
Views: 20048

Re: TOTALLY fanless, caseless, wireless, pretty powerful & s

Fanless is a nice concept, but in reality... a slow fan that you cannot hear will make all the difference. Now, if you're doing it for the "cool" factor of having a fanless build, why not. If you live in a place that gets hot in the summer, you'll need to monitor the temps carefully when temps start...
by frenchie
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heatsink+fan for VGA 8600GT small card?
Replies: 7
Views: 2933

Re: Heatsink+fan for VGA 8600GT small card?

The Zalman vnf100 should work (I had one on a 9600 GT). I don't know if they still make it though...
by frenchie
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding@home V7
Replies: 5
Views: 12862

Re: Folding@home V7

wow, nice !!!

$650... that hurts !! No way Madam the boss is allowing that :( !!! :mrgreen:

I could get almost 5 times the ppd with the same watt usage than my existing setup :twisted:
by frenchie
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NoFan CR-95C Copper Fanless CPU Cooler
Replies: 44
Views: 40315

Re: NoFan CR-95C Copper Fanless CPU Cooler

Nice !! Thanks for the review ! With a super slow case fan blowing air out, I bet the performance is even better... but no longer fanless... If you want a mean machine, stick on of those on your video card as well and enjoy the copper extravaganza !!! Or put a bowl in the middle, and enjoy your choc...
by frenchie
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo 1 becomes 2
Replies: 4
Views: 4623

Re: Antec Solo 1 becomes 2

Welcome to SPCR !! Fun rig. What kind of temps do you get ? I assume you are using the fan door for your 92 mm fan ? I suggest you move it closer to the video cards, they will thank you for it !! And if you happen to have a 120mm fan, even better ! I like that you removed the drive bays... how did y...
by frenchie
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The "Geri" Haswell 65W build
Replies: 7
Views: 7344

Re: The "Geri" Haswell 65W build

Nice and clean, good job !!
Waiting to see the final build :)
by frenchie
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding@home V7
Replies: 5
Views: 12862

Folding@home V7

Hi everyone, I just realized there is a new version of the folding engine, it's called V7. I strongly recommend that you upgrade, it's super easy and the whole package is very nice !! There is a whole new system, web based, that figures out what your system is and runs all the correct clients (SMP, ...
by frenchie
Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Enjoy the silence... (Updated May 2014)
Replies: 77
Views: 82318

Re: Enjoy the silence... (Updated 08 March 2011)

Nice !!! :shock:
VERY nice !!
by frenchie
Fri May 31, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P150 aka SOLO 1.5 White
Replies: 2
Views: 2237

Re: My P150 aka SOLO 1.5 White

You are saying it's white but you are not showing pictures of the outside of the case... No matter what, all dust is grey and your case is going to end up grey, just like the much faster black cases. :lol:
by frenchie
Fri May 31, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Interesting new cooler for Gainward Phantom
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

Re: Interesting new cooler for Gainward Phantom

thanks CA_Steve, nice to see an attempt at a slightly different design. Issues I see : - fans pull air through the fins : fan suck at pulling (no pun intended) - no frames on the fans : my experience with those (Arctic Cooling fans) has shown that unless they push air through the restriction, they a...
by frenchie
Tue May 21, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: The impact of motherboard layout on silent computing
Replies: 2
Views: 1626

Re: The impact of motherboard layout on silent computing

I'm no expert but I don't see why it couldn't be done... if it wasn't for the ATX standards ;) see page 12 : http://www.formfactors.org/developer%5Cspecs%5Catx2_2.pdf (Expansion Slot connector locations is a requirement, not a recommendation, see page 11) I really like the ft-02 layout, and the powe...
by frenchie
Thu May 09, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Gaming/Video/Photo Editing Computer
Replies: 10
Views: 3792

Re: New Gaming/Video/Photo Editing Computer

Welcome to SPCR Fr3shM3at !! Get a PSU from the SPCR list, the one you have selected doesn't look like a good choice to me : Sparkle (not a well known PSU maker), only 1 year warranty (Seasonic PSUs have 5 years), not tested by SPCR ;) CPU cooler, why not... but this the SPCR conclusion : "its rumo...
by frenchie
Mon May 06, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: High End GPUs and "The Mod"
Replies: 34
Views: 25740

Re: High End GPUs and "The Mod"

Nice write up JazzJackRabbit, thanks !!!!
How did you mount the rad in your p280 ?
by frenchie
Thu May 02, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Aurum 600W not the quietest, fan swap good idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 2813

Re: FSP Aurum 600W not the quietest, fan swap good idea?

Or you could get any fan you want and plug it in your MB, or your PSU Molex connector :) Like MikeC said, a gold PSU will not spit out a lot of heat... I replaced a bad Enermax fan with a Noctua fan, plugged it in a molex connector with the LNA adaptor, and I couldn't be happier. The air that comes ...
by frenchie
Thu May 02, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: CORRECT WAY TO INSTALL A CPU COOLER
Replies: 1
Views: 2065

Re: CORRECT WAY TO INSTALL A CPU COOLER

A bit late, but Welcome to SPCR !

I would install it blowing towards the back if you can (check clearance first). Then the heat is exhausted right away, instead of warning up your case.
To clean the CPU, use rubbing alcohol, 99%.
by frenchie
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: tick/click noise at Windows boot-up
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: tick/click noise at Windows boot-up

Hi,
Video drivers loading maybe ? Does the screen flicker ?
by frenchie
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Roundup #7: Antec, be quiet!, Corsair, GELID, Noiseblock
Replies: 22
Views: 14083

Re: Fan Roundup #7: Antec, be quiet!, Corsair, GELID, Noiseb

Thanks !!!
Great review as usual !

[EDIT] : I wonder how the dust accumulates on the Noiseblocker blades...