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by PlanetOfTheApes
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 ATX Case
Replies: 76
Views: 46802

Re: FT02 and passive cooling

Excellent review, I'm on the market to replace my old Sonata II (plastic front door broke a few months back) and this case might just do the trick. I was using a Reserator 2 to cool my CPU and GPU, but my pump is toast and I'm tired of plugging/unplugging it when I need to move my case around, so I...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ATI Radeon HD 5450 & HD 5570 Graphics Cards
Replies: 24
Views: 14136

Low profile card + S1 cooler will likely interfere with mobo components :(
by PlanetOfTheApes
Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me get quieter....
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Suggestions Get Smart Drive Enclosures - "quiets hard drive noise by at least 4 decibels (difference is greater with a noisier hard drive)" or Replace your desktop drives with a) one quiet green (slower spinnng) desktop drive; or b) notebook drives; or c) SSD for the OS and notebook drive(s) for the...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me get quieter....
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

"Thing is the case still isn't silent . It's quiet but not as quiet as I would like, and as I tend to have it running overnight in my bedroom I want it quieter. It still seems to be the drives that are making the most noise though, even suspended." Why run overnight in your bedroom? if you're downl...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent PC
Replies: 8
Views: 5045

Nice and tidy no moving parts system. Is that a 2.5 -> 3.5 adapter I see used to mount the SSD. Are you happy with the X-650, no whine/squeal noise? I chose an ST40NF psu because I like supporting passive component manufacturers. Often the PSU can make or break a truely silent build. I'm not familar...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 46590

Jadukey thanks for putting your rig up, here's the link

viewtopic.php?t=57460
by PlanetOfTheApes
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 46590

What about a "Passive Systems" forum, similar to "Green Computing" ?

Maybe a poll can be done to gauge interest.

Jadukey, why not show your rig in the General Gallery, if you haven't already done so.
by PlanetOfTheApes
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 46590

Ok sounds like the Orochi is a pain to install. But I don't want to dismiss the Orochi until I find another cooler with a better mounting system and the same or better passive performance.
by PlanetOfTheApes
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 46590

I'd also like to see the Ninja2 reviewed on Skt 1366 and Skt 1156, WITH bolt-through mounting. I think you'd be disappointed. The newer Ninjas have two deficiencies relative to the original Ninja: the push-pin mount, which as you note can be replaced, and the base plate/heat pipe interface, which w...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 46590

in a case there is less "cool" air compared to an "open test" bed; so it would lead to different results; No doubt a case will impede natural convection cooling to a degree. But the fanless results are still relevant in my opinion. A case such as Silverstone's FT02 (which has "stack effect cooling"...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 46590

you should also include results with no fan, testing outside a case... makes passive cooling tests worthless, since inside a case with a single exhaust fan, you'll have more airflow and completely different end result. Wouldn't a Cooler's fanless performance be relevant in a fanless or semi-fanless...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 46590

Suggestions

a) Test fanless performance - add an undervolted and fanless CPU test. Maybe underclocked to stock i7-920 or as required.

b) What I'd like to see tested:

Scythe Orochi Rev. B
Scythe Ninja 2
Thermalright IFX-14
Thermalright HR-01 Plus
Noctua NH-D14

Much appreciated thanks
by PlanetOfTheApes
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 72726

This fanless-mode idea is ambiguous and won't suit Holy Grailers. :roll: