SPCR's 2012 Graphics Card/Cooler Test System

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Lawrence Lee
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SPCR's 2012 Graphics Card/Cooler Test System

Post by Lawrence Lee » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:01 pm


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Re: SPCR's 2012 Graphics Card/Cooler Test System

Post by Olaf van der Spek » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:47 am

It doesn't meet all our criteria however, particularly with regard to its non-removable hard drive cage which limits the total video card length. We ended up ripping out the drive cage entirely,
Hmm, that problem sounds familiar: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=64781 :p

What about a second intake fan?
It'd also be interesting to see what happens to noise level when the case fans are set to medium speed, maybe it allows the GPU fans to slow down causing total noise to go down as well.

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Re: SPCR's 2012 Graphics Card/Cooler Test System

Post by kuzzia » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:21 am

Wow, that new test system must had cost a lot of money! I hope SPCR received some of the products for free or perhaps SPCR had the products lying around.

Would it be too demanding for the reviewer to manually undervolt the fan via a simple piece of software like MSI Afterburner? When SPCR reviews CPU fans and aftermarket fans, the fans are undervolted because the fan manufacturers usually cater to people that tolerate much more noise than SPCR members. So why shouldn't the speed of video card fans be manipulated just like the CPU fans and aftermarket fans? I assume that using software like Afterburner doesn't require too much effort in order to dampen the sound of the video card fan.

Otherwise, I must really praise SPCR for continuing their enormous efforts to aid computer enthusiast in accomplishing a quiet computer system.

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Re: SPCR's 2012 Graphics Card/Cooler Test System

Post by porkchop » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:33 am

prototype thermalright macho is pure geeky awesomeness.

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Re: SPCR's 2012 Graphics Card/Cooler Test System

Post by claes » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:43 am

Any word on when you're going to try "The Mod" out? Really anxious to get SPCRs tweaks, suggestions and opinion.
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