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by Gunbuster
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: E-ATX case with window?
Replies: 12
Views: 4223

Re: E-ATX case with window?

What's more important, EATX or a window? Is your motherboard EATX or not? Many EATX motherboard do not fill the full EATX size and some will fit some normal ATX cases with just a bit of overhang of the motherboard tray. Good point, even the smaller FT05 and RV05 can fit larger than ATX, but not ful...
by Gunbuster
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: E-ATX case with window?
Replies: 12
Views: 4223

Re: E-ATX case with window?

The only two I can see from the SPCR list are the Fractal ARC XL and Silverstone Raven RV01. The later is pretty expensive, but has been updated a bit.

The problem you have is that you want a small big case, thats cheap and good, that is quiet and has a window ;)
by Gunbuster
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fury X Front Panel Customization?
Replies: 1
Views: 1681

Re: Fury X Front Panel Customization?

Yeah I never quite got why backplates aren't more popular as they are what you see in 99% of windowed cases.

I know they had to make PCIE different from AGP, but I don't get the upsidedown approach.
by Gunbuster
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 242971

Re: List of fanless laptops

Hi all,

stumbled upon this list http://www.ultrabookreview.com/6520-fanless-ultrabooks/ hopefully its helpful.
by Gunbuster
Sat May 02, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case
Replies: 14
Views: 7973

Re: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case

Fair enough, I thought it worth raising.

I have to say its a shame. NZXT do some nice touches, like the illumination of the IO. Though that may be patented.
by Gunbuster
Sat May 02, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case
Replies: 14
Views: 7973

Re: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case

NZXT have a new variant out, its called the Noctis 450. http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/154-n450-noctis-gaming-mid-tower.html The main point I would make is the far more open front: http://www.nzxt.com/uploads/product_images/case_n450/N450-case-black-front.jpg and top http://www.nzxt.com/uploads/...
by Gunbuster
Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to start over?
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Time to start over?

Hi All, the cage is non removable. I removed all the unneeded sleds to free up as much in the front as possible. I could keep the case, its not in terrible condition. I just tend to build new machines in new cases and most of my old machines live on later as desktops for family. That said its a good...
by Gunbuster
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to start over?
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Time to start over?

Thanks for being understanding quest_for_silence. I hope I didn't offend you either. Openining up the case was good opportunity to check that the Blu Ray drive worked, but I failed to check that it used the same connectors as a full size board. Adapaters are on their way! The supplier claimed to hav...
by Gunbuster
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to start over?
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Time to start over?

Okay maybe everyone isn't understanding. I posted an update explain my new build was on hold. Then I get asked about the problems with my current machine, which I have already decided to scrap. My update post was done at a break at work, no where near my PC. I reply with what I know off the top of m...
by Gunbuster
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to start over?
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Time to start over?

I can't remember off the top of my head, but it was a enough to thermal throttle my 970. My mate had the same problem with his 780. However in general its been pretty hard to balance the system since I started gaming more. Early on it was just a quiet system for surfing and light gaming. Then I got ...
by Gunbuster
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to start over?
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Time to start over?

Update: Ordered parts and was already to build, but a supplier claimed they had stock of the MSI Z97A Gaming 6, they didn't. I am now away on business next week, so I cancelled the big order. I have a Scythe Kotetsu and slot BL writer, everything else on hold. Would a Asrock Killer Z97 be a good opt...
by Gunbuster
Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Gigabyte G-Power BL (GH-PDU21-SC) cooler K7 brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 3741

Re: Gigabyte G-Power BL (GH-PDU21-SC) cooler K7 brackets

I know this is a terrible suggestion. But is a Socket A clip, not usually a bent peice of metal? Could you not take one from another heatsink and reuse it? Maybe increase or decrease the bend acording to the depth of the heat sink base? They all look pretty similar http://www.silentpcreview.com/arti...
by Gunbuster
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Gigabyte G-Power BL (GH-PDU21-SC) cooler K7 brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 3741

Re: Gigabyte G-Power BL (GH-PDU21-SC) cooler K7 brackets

Hi there,

its been on sale for nearly 10 years now. I'm guessing that they have revised it.

My best guesses are:
- Get one second hand on ebay
- Find someone else who has used one in a build and ask if they have the parts
- Contact Gigabyte.
by Gunbuster
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Socket A CPU top-down heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 6747

Re: Socket A CPU top-down heatsink

Haha! thats probably the CPU I had when I first joined. I had an Athlon 750, the a few XPs 1600+ and 2000+ (I think). Sad thing is I threw out a load of old heatsinks last month. Big copper cube for socket A, think it was a Thermalright. Shame about the timing, though that Gigabyte is probably better.
by Gunbuster
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Big Hello to everyone!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1686

Re: Big Hello to everyone!!

Welcome to SPCR
by Gunbuster
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Nvidia Shield (2015)
Replies: 0
Views: 3772

Nvidia Shield (2015)

Something I noticed in a review has a small fan. This doesn't mean the shield can't be quiet, but I think most of us are used to small android boxes being 100% passive.

Just thought I would bring that to everyones attention.
by Gunbuster
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to start over?
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Time to start over?

Hi Steve, I think there is some misunderstanding. That's an old layout, I referred to it just to show what the interior is like in my machine. Like I said "I have two 120mm fractal stock fans in the front and BeQuiet Silentwings Top 140mm (disconnected extra fractal 120mm, as it was buzzing)." Its o...
by Gunbuster
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to start over?
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Time to start over?

Cheers for the advise. Yeah mainly games. To be honest. I'd like to say otherwise, but I do enough work at work if you see what I mean. I guess the issue I have at the moment is balancing idle noise, ie when using a browser and gaming noise. I can bring down the peak noise, running the extra exhaust...
by Gunbuster
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to start over?
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Time to start over?

Hi all, my rig has evolved over the past few (5ish) years. It was a light gaming machine, built around a second hand i7 920 and a Fractal Design Define R2. It was quiet, but not amazingly so. I had a 560ti in it for the longest time. Fast forward to today and It has cooling issues. Its now: Fractal ...
by Gunbuster
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASRock Fan Control
Replies: 8
Views: 10694

Re: ASRock Fan Control

Good to know. I have an Asus P6X58D-E and the fan control is very basic and not Speedfan-able. My CPU is fine, but if I did change it would be because of IO and features like Fan Control. I wish there was a Fan Control list. Having the ability to set fans completely off via the BIOS/UEFI is a major ...
by Gunbuster
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer
Replies: 40
Views: 21845

Re: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer

Very hinteresting.

Also nice to see you on the Linus Tech Tips video. Poor Linus, only quiet not silent :(
by Gunbuster
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI R6850 Cyclone
Replies: 13
Views: 4913

Re: MSI R6850 Cyclone

Is the power/silence mode switch exclusive to the R6850? or does the GTX 460 version have the same option?
by Gunbuster
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cuda
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Re: Cuda

Highly recommend Freemake Video Converter. It has CUDA support for MP4 encoding and I found it far easier to use than Mediacoder.
by Gunbuster
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modular PSU advice requested
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

Hi All, just wanted to give a quick reply to let you know how it worked out. I ordered a Corsair HX 520w, but Scan couldn't get stock whilst I was on holiday. Soo I changed out to the Coolermaster Silent Pro 600w. For anyone considering getting a FractalDesign Refine R2, plus a board with the same A...
by Gunbuster
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modular PSU advice requested
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

Thanks for the heads up on the Signature. My work has a stupid quota policy and I can't freely look at the web at the moment (writing this from Lynx). I actually have an order placed for a HX 520w with Scan, but they don't have stock at the moment. I took the advice above and aimed for a ~500w psu. ...
by Gunbuster
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modular PSU advice requested
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

Quick FYI whilst researching the XFX 650 I read that it has a PC P&C branded PCB. It seems OCZ who own PC P&C terminated their relationship with Seasonic leaving them with a lot of PCBs. Hence the XFX has a Seasonic made PCB with a PC P&C logo painted over. Also found this nice wiki of the manufactu...
by Gunbuster
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modular PSU advice requested
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

If you take care of noise, avoid that PSU like the plague... Cheers for the advice. I am aware that the H50 is less than ideal, it was just a nice added extra with the 920. I guess I should at least pick up a moderatly quiet air cooler like the Gelid Tranquilo or the CM Hyper 212 Plus. I really hav...
by Gunbuster
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modular PSU advice requested
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

Cheers for the advice folks.

My other options are:

FractalDesign Newton R2 650w for £87 (65cm atx cable so no risk of being short)
Corsair HX 850 for £80 from the guy I bought the i7 from.

Any opinions on those other options also appreciated.
by Gunbuster
Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modular PSU advice requested
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

Cheers Lodestar,

Scan have the Seasonic M12II 620w for £70.50 I assume you gain a newer build of the M12 and the 3 year warranty for that?
by Gunbuster
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modular PSU advice requested
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

Modular PSU advice requested

Hi All, I am retiring my current setup due to excessive noise, I think my passive cooled 7950GT managed to cook rest of the setup. My friend was selling his i7 920 and a Corsair H50 for £100 so I plonked for that. My current setup is: Core 2 e4400 + Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 2GB of DDR2 Gigabyte 946...