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by ces
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: help: inexpensive cooler for Ivy Bridge 3570K
Replies: 20
Views: 8343

Re: help: inexpensive cooler for Ivy Bridge 3570K

Am I likely to run into any clearance issues? Height-wise, I think I'm okay. The Temjin also has a neat CPU Cooler support which should alleviate some of the weight concerns. My primary worry is the GPU. That is the problem with Scythe, you just never know. Thermalright, Noctua and to some extent P...
by ces
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Prolimatech Genesis or Thermalright Archon SB-E
Replies: 15
Views: 4947

Re: Prolimatech Genesis or Thermalright Archon SB-E

JJ wrote:With the Prolimatech Megahalems, would it be quieter with two fans at very low RPM, or just one fan at a higher RPM? Actually, this question applies to most tower coolers that can use two fans in a push-pull configuration.
Without a doubt, two fans at very lower RPM
by ces
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 254790

Re: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR

Intel To Release Haswell Processors & 8 Series Chipsets in April 2013 http://www.legitreviews.com/news/13682/ It will use an LGA 1150 with the same 75 mm between each screw hole as the 1155 and 1156 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1150 The integrated VR and shared cache, among other features compe...
by ces
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 21744

Mini-Roundup of three SB uATX motherboards

diver wrote:I have had experience with three SB uATX motherboards and am considering doing a mini roundup on them.
Please do so.
by ces
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 21744

Intel To Release Haswell Processors April 2013

Intel To Release Haswell Processors & 8 Series Chipsets in April 2013
http://www.legitreviews.com/news/13682/
by ces
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The Top CPU Heat Sink Brands
Replies: 6
Views: 3788

Re: The Top CPU Heat Sink Brands

JJ wrote:"Top" in what way? Silent computing, overclocking, popularity?.
Any way you want.
by ces
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler
Replies: 23
Views: 16362

Re: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler

In the US these are pretty hard to buy. About the only place you can buy them is on Amazon Amazon is currently charging $52.90 http://www.amazon.com/ThermalRight-HR-02-MACHO-Thermalright-Macho/dp/B005ERSN7G (sold by an Amazon vendor with with a website (http://www.nansgaminggear.com/contactus.htm) b...
by ces
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The Top CPU Heat Sink Brands
Replies: 6
Views: 3788

Re: The Top CPU Heat Sink Brands

Promlimatech just makes good solid heat sinks. One disappointment is that while they maintain compatibility charts... they are not as complete and thorough as those of Noctua and Thermalright. Noctua makes good product as well. I like them because of their policy of providing free mounting kits to ...
by ces
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The Top CPU Heat Sink Brands
Replies: 6
Views: 3788

The Top CPU Heat Sink Brands

What do you think are the Top CPU Heat Sink Brands and models.... and why? You get two votes.
by ces
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which PWM, CPU or Specialty Fan do you Want SPCR to Review?
Replies: 50
Views: 25392

Re: Which PWM, CPU or Specialty Fan do you Want SPCR to Revi

Anyone have any other thoughts on what fans they would like reviewed?
by ces
Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Micron Phase Change Memory for Mobile Devices Now Available
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

Re: Micron Phase Change Memory for Mobile Devices Now Availa

lapon wrote:but it will likely be a while until we see products made from it.
They claim it is available, today, in large volumes. This time it seems to look real.
by ces
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on PC build
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Advice on PC build

Gigabyte saying the cooler is compatible is just one part of the equation...it's also a matter of the socket placement on the mobo in relation to everything else in this small case. Yes that is correct, they do not show compatibility with cases, just with motherboards. Though they do a remarkable j...
by ces
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on PC build
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Advice on PC build

It may not fit...depending on Gigabyte's CPU placement as compared to the Asus mobo in the Temjin review here . The D14 is 130mm deep without the fan. The U12P is 95mm. There was only 26mm clearance between the HDD and the cooler in SPCR's review. The NH-U12P SE gave decent temps with a similar TDP...
by ces
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low energy, silent home office PC
Replies: 8
Views: 2893

Re: Low energy, silent home office PC

It's nettop guts. In a PC enclosure :) how about Zotac ZBOX-ID82-PLUS-U Intel HM65 2 x 204Pin Intel HD Graphics 3000 Integrated by CPU Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856173037 Zotac ZBOXNANO-ID61-PLUS-U Intel HM65 1 x 204-pin SO-DIMM Inte...
by ces
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Buzzing Nexus 92mm fan
Replies: 7
Views: 3631

Re: Buzzing Nexus 92mm fan

Try oiling it like this:
viewtopic.php?p=541788#p541788
by ces
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low energy, silent home office PC
Replies: 8
Views: 2893

Re: Low energy, silent home office PC

Using a fan isn't necessary, but it is well advised. The initial slight wiff of air from even a 500 rpm fan makes a big difference. And you won't ever hear it unless you live in an anechoic chamber... and maybe not even then. The case you have selected has almost no ventilation. That coupled with no...
by ces
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low energy, silent home office PC
Replies: 8
Views: 2893

Re: Low energy, silent home office PC

The Asus C60M1-I is definitely an interesting board. Though I suspect it isn't the most engery efficient as it uses an Integrated ATI Radeon HD 6290 GPU. Most computers spend the vast majority of their time at idle. At idle, all the modern Intel CPUs, including even the 4 core ones idle at about 4 w...
by ces
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel SSDs - 330 vs. 520 vs. 510
Replies: 13
Views: 10522

Re: Intel SSDs - 330 vs. 520 vs. 510

It might be not fully rational, but safety is my top priority and I just feel safer with Intel.
by ces
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan Upgrade for Zalman CNPS10X Performa
Replies: 1
Views: 1409

Re: Fan Upgrade for Zalman CNPS10X Performa

The Scythe Slipstream PWM fans seems to have a good reputation.
by ces
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Getting a computer from work
Replies: 4
Views: 2084

Re: Getting a computer from work

Get the H60. This will explain why:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835181019

The pump will make some noise. Not much you can do about that. If the fan makes too much noise you try try swapping in a Scythe Gentle Typhoon fan.
by ces
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Micron Phase Change Memory for Mobile Devices Now Available
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

Micron Phase Change Memory for Mobile Devices Now Available

Micron Phase Change Memory for Mobile Devices Now Available

Is this for real? Does anyone have any insight into this?
http://www.legitreviews.com/news/13663/
by ces
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel SSDs - 330 vs. 520 vs. 510
Replies: 13
Views: 10522

Re: Intel SSDs - 330 vs. 520 vs. 510

Thanks
by ces
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 254790

Re: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR

Intel 330 SSD vs the Intel 520 SSD http://www.anandtech.com/show/5751/intel-ssd-330-officially-announced-affordable-sandforce The Intel 330 and 520 series use a Sandforce controller, while the 510 uses a Marvell controller. The 330 and 520 will give higher peak performance and probably higher real-...
by ces
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fractal Define R3
Replies: 14
Views: 4838

Re: Fractal Define R3

Thanks for the advice, I'll be sure to give those fan a go. The 1150rpm fans seem to be scarce, would the 1450rpm ones suffice if I dial it back down? Are the scythe fans quieter than the noctua ones? The 1450 RPM model is worth trying as well. You can play with downvolting it. From what I hear, so...
by ces
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel SSDs - 330 vs. 520 vs. 510
Replies: 13
Views: 10522

Re: Intel SSDs - 330 vs. 520 vs. 510

Can anyone help me here?
by ces
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fractal Define R3
Replies: 14
Views: 4838

Re: Fractal Define R3

The Coolit Eco is not he worlds best water cooling system. See: http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2662&page=5 Why don't you try replacing the two noctuas on the radiator with two Scythe Gentle Typhoons. They are good static pressure performers. That means they will push more air th...
by ces
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master GeminII M4 Low Profile Heatsink
Replies: 8
Views: 5634

Re: Cooler Master GeminII M4 Low Profile Heatsink

please try fitting them on one of the more recent LGA1155 mini-ITX mainboards, the ones that have their PCI-E slot in such close proximity to the CPU slot, just to give an indication on compatibility. Yes. That is a real issue. Don't forget in 6 to 9 months, Intel is going to be changing the format...
by ces
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master GeminII M4 Low Profile Heatsink
Replies: 8
Views: 5634

Re: Cooler Master GeminII M4 Low Profile Heatsink

The 100m fan fitted to the Shuriken has two sets of fixing holes - one for 100mm and one for 92mm - and the supplied fan clips actually use the 92mm holes. So replacing the stock unit with a 92mm fan is a straightforward operation with this cooler. I put a 25x100mm fan on my Shurekin. In order to d...
by ces
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best PWM fan for Scythe Big Shuriken 2 rev b & oc'd i5 3570k
Replies: 3
Views: 4024

Re: Best PWM fan for Scythe Big Shuriken 2 rev b & oc'd i5 3

scythe shuriken 2 rev b is a perfect fit as it is 71 mm tall w/ regular sized 120mm fan according to spcr That is a bit on the tight side. Given that you have 90mm of space, and you are overclocking a i5 3570k. You do not have a lot of good choices. The Noctua NH-L12 will fit with just an underfan....
by ces
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Prolimatech Genesis or Thermalright Archon SB-E
Replies: 15
Views: 4947

Re: Prolimatech Genesis or Thermalright Archon SB-E

I sort of consider the venomous X and the True Spirit to sort of basically be the same heatsink. In any event, the Venemous X Silent edition here, does 1056/1055 and comes with the 40~70 lbs. pressure mounting system. http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&cat_id=35&id=177 Thermalri...