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by dhanson865
Mon May 15, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Nasty incompatibility surprise
Replies: 5
Views: 2719

Re: Nasty incompatibility surprise

Tilltech wrote:Ah, I see, you need to fill a special form with attached invoices for both the fan and the AM4 motherboard.

I didn't buy it yet, I said I was composing the list.
If you didn't buy it yet, you don't need forms, just buy the correct version.
by dhanson865
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ryzen is OUT!
Replies: 25
Views: 10593

Re: Ryzen is OUT!

uggh, word is now that the 4 core versions are 2+2 (all CCX configs must be symmetrical, 4+4, 3+3, or 2+2). If so then the 4 core loses it's one big advantage (I thought it was getting around the CCX issue). So now the Ryzen 7 1700 is the 65W part with the least drawbacks (but almost twice the price...
by dhanson865
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ryzen is OUT!
Replies: 25
Views: 10593

Re: Ryzen is OUT!

Hey dhanson, long time no see! Welcome back! It's pretty straightforward: because it's not available. I spoke of what can be actually measured, not about leaks or educated guessworks. With reference to those first actual reviews I saw/see no reasons / data to speculate. So, again, being a so-called...
by dhanson865
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ryzen is OUT!
Replies: 25
Views: 10593

Re: Ryzen is OUT!

Oh and here is a good motherboard list https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/5zkcn5/am4_motherboards_updated_031517/ I'm kind of partial to the Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3 (not to be confused with the Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming (note the missing "3")) because it has so many temp sensors / fan headers a...
by dhanson865
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ryzen is OUT!
Replies: 25
Views: 10593

Re: Ryzen is OUT!

If we then expand the view to include... I didn't and I see no reason to do that. I don't see why you wouldn't. I immediately ignore the 95W TDP parts which leaves only 3 choices: * Ryzen 7 1700 8/16 3.0 3.7 3.75 16 2 Wraith Spire RGB 65W $329 * Ryzen 5 1500X 4/8 3.5 3.7 3.8 8 1 Wraith Spire 65W $1...
by dhanson865
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 470 Review Compilation thread
Replies: 11
Views: 6094

Re: RX 470 Review Compilation thread

120W+ TDP? No way for fanless. That ship sails somewhere between 50 and 75W. Base RX 470 was shown on slides from AMD to be 100W or 110W to begin with before they released at 120W and I'd undervolt. No way I'd try to run an overclocked RX 470 in the 125W range. https://www.arctic.ac/us_en/accelero-...
by dhanson865
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 470 Review Compilation thread
Replies: 11
Views: 6094

Re: RX 470 Review Compilation thread

any chance of a fanless RX470? How about a 2 slot heat sink with the fans eating up the 2.5 or 3rd slots worth?

My fanless HD7750 started flaking out on me a few months ago and I'm stuck listening to the fan on a R7 360 right now.
by dhanson865
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn
Replies: 43
Views: 51561

Re: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn

Great review. Of course I already bought a Mugen Max. Typical me - terrible timing. :mrgreen: I'm a bit puzzled why a 140mm fan was used as the reference, as the stock fan is 120mm? +1 I wanted to see numbers for a 120mm fan at 800 RPM and for fanless and anything in between you feel like testing.
by dhanson865
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 318374

Re: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!

PowerColor just got a new fanless card out: http://www.powercolor.com/global/products_features.asp?id=535#Specification PowerColor SCS3 R9 270 2GB GDDR5 Interesting card even at 150W but I can't find it for sale anywhere. It'd be nice to see a R7 360 fanless since it is only 100W or an R7 370 fanle...
by dhanson865
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 48761

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

It would've been really interesting to see the results with a) a dual tower CPU cooler (this is enthusiast air after all, $50 isn't breaking the bank at $1700) Take a serious look at the table on http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1443-page7.html there are only 4 HS on the list above the kotetsu ...
by dhanson865
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Kotetsu CPU Cooler: A Compact King
Replies: 94
Views: 55767

Re: Scythe Kotetsu CPU Cooler: A Compact King

Fantastic! Who's selling them in the US? just did a search for the Scythe Kotetsu that we couldn't get when SPCR first reviewed it. http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-SKIT1K $42 US http://www.outletpc.com/ly8755-scythe-kotetsu-cpu-cooler.html $46 US http://www.rakuten.com/prod/scythe-sckt...
by dhanson865
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mugen Max & Deepcool Lucifer V2 Heatsinks
Replies: 4
Views: 4708

Re: Scythe Mugen Max & Deepcool Lucifer V2 Heatsinks

just did a search for the Scythe Kotetsu that we couldn't get when SPCR first reviewed it. http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-SKIT1K $42 US http://www.outletpc.com/ly8755-scythe-kotetsu-cpu-cooler.html $46 US http://www.rakuten.com/prod/scythe-scktt-1000-kotetsu-cpu-cooler-for-lga-2011-136...
by dhanson865
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Does anyone use alternative to AMD Catalyst Software Suite?
Replies: 18
Views: 6683

Re: Does anyone use alternative to AMD Catalyst Software Sui

If you installed a driver only install you can still use dual monitors and set resolutions like normal. CCC lets you do color correction, 3D game quality settings overides, overclocking, fan control, stuff that isn't required but can make things slightly better. 99% of the extra settings are never t...
by dhanson865
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Does anyone use alternative to AMD Catalyst Software Suite?
Replies: 18
Views: 6683

Re: Does anyone use alternative to AMD Catalyst Software Sui

PS - the downloads page shows to options, both revision 14.4, and both dated 04/25/2014. But one is Display Driver ver. 9.00.100 and the other is ver. 9.00.300.300. Anyone know what the different is and which to use? The 2nd version on that page is just for AMD Radeon™ R7 260X and AMD Radeon HD 779...
by dhanson865
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Does anyone use alternative to AMD Catalyst Software Suite?
Replies: 18
Views: 6683

Re: Does anyone use alternative to AMD Catalyst Software Sui

if you are on XP 32 bit they stopped doing AMD drivers for XP at 14.4 (April/2014) some of the older installers let you uncheck catalyst during the install and you can run the driver without it in those cases, the newer installs require it. http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/previous/deta...
by dhanson865
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Does anyone use alternative to AMD Catalyst Software Suite?
Replies: 18
Views: 6683

Re: Does anyone use alternative to AMD Catalyst Software Sui

You don't mention your OS so I'll just give the answer as though it's Windows 7 x64 as that is pretty common. The current full package is Omega (14.12) 288MB The current beta package is 14.11.2 Beta 273MB I'd just run the current Omega build. Any modern CPU/RAM setup* won't notice it's overhead. You...
by dhanson865
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500
Replies: 8
Views: 23298

Re: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500

speedfan doesn't see the fan speed and doesn't control the fan. The fan is off or very slow most of the time, it ramps up if the CPU gets pegged but sounds benign like a smooth optical drive would. Just the whir of something rotating. The fan ran for about 20-30 minutes during the windows install an...
by dhanson865
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500
Replies: 8
Views: 23298

Re: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500

How loud is it? I haven't heard the fan yet, the optical drive is quieter than I expected but still obvious on seeks / spin up. I'll put speedfan on it after the reinstall and see what kind of RPMs I'm getting in normal use. We haven't put it through the paces yet. All we've done is test DVD playba...
by dhanson865
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500
Replies: 8
Views: 23298

Re: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500

OK Satellite L55D-B5320 Battery has no quick release, is held in place by 2 Phillips screws. Presumably I'll be able to buy a larger battery later but the stock battery is a 4 cell affair that is barely thicker than my index finger 45Wh/2800mAh 14.8V. I'd much rather have a 6 cell battery in it but ...
by dhanson865
Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500
Replies: 8
Views: 23298

Re: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500

I ended up buying a Toshiba right at the $500 mark after reading that the Acer models didn't have an access hatch on the bottom for ram upgrades. On the Acer you have to take the case apart, remove the motherboard from the case, flip it over, upgrade the ram, then reassemble the whole thing. I wante...
by dhanson865
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500
Replies: 8
Views: 23298

Re: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500

unfortunately Anandtech posted all of the laptops mentioned in this thread (I'm sure they just found them on their own) but the extra attention sold enough of the cheaper model to make it jump in price from $310 to $406.
by dhanson865
Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500
Replies: 8
Views: 23298

Kaveri Laptops available in the US for less than $500

I'm looking for Kaveri laptops under $500 US that are available in US retailers online or physical. any of these APUs would be fine A8-7100 1.8 GHz 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 20W A10-7300 1.9 GHz 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 20W A8-7200P 2.4 GHz 3.3 GHz DDR3-1866 35W A10-7400P 2.5 GHz 3.4 GHz DDR3-1866 35W I see Acer A...
by dhanson865
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Zalman goes bankrupt
Replies: 14
Views: 8624

Zalman bankruptcy.

Didn't see a thread or article about it here. Word on the web is that the parent company Moneual's CEO and vice presidents fudged the numbers for sales to take out billions of dollars worth of bank loans and now the stuff has hit the fan.
by dhanson865
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670
Replies: 10
Views: 3934

Re: Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670

As for 7750's, this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150612 No, that one is poor for a 7750, Ideally you'd want fanless or a price well under $100 for that card. http://smile.amazon.com/HIS-Turbo-GDDR5-Graphics-H775QNT1G2M/dp/B0089XT6E6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&...
by dhanson865
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair 760T - Kinda freakin cool!
Replies: 38
Views: 15712

Re: Corsair 760T - Kinda freakin cool!

I want to put a 512gb Samsung 840 PRO in this sucker, but i don't even trust that. and that is supposed to be long life. I have a Samsung 830 and a Samsung 840 Pro, using each as a boot / only drive in two different PCs. Rock solid, not an issue with XP or Win 7. I trust them way more than I do my ...
by dhanson865
Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 850 Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 8114

Re: Samsung 850 Pro

Yes I think even 5 times faster writes would be noticeable for day to day use. In my experience it isn't so: I swapped several X-25M 160Gb with the Seagate SSD 600 480Gb, and didn't notice anything striking in daily use x-25m existed in Capacity 80 GB, 120 GB and 160 GB and there was it's little br...
by dhanson865
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 850 Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 8114

Re: Samsung 850 Pro

All the modern SSDs are faster than I care about for reads, it comes down to write speeds when I compare low capacity drives $215 Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 500 MBps writes $115 Crucial MX100 256GB SATA 300 MBps writes $200 Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SATA 520 MBps writes $105 Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SATA 390...
by dhanson865
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 850 Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 8114

Re: Samsung 850 Pro

Still plenty of PCs to speed up with a fresh SSD. In a typical consumer scenario, can you really appreciate the difference between an Intel X-25M and (to say) any contemporary Samsung/Crucial? SSDs are much more like commodities, nowadays. I agree they are nearly commodities, I don't agree that "sa...
by dhanson865
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 850 Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 8114

Re: Samsung 850 Pro

And investing so much money into an ssd atm for me its not worth it, having sata express and m.2 around the corner to hit mainstream on desktops. There are years worth of old laptops/netbooks/whatever they want to call them this year out there with no sata express or m.2 connectors. Still plenty of...
by dhanson865
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Red 5TB WD50EFRX and 6TB WD60EFRX on the way
Replies: 14
Views: 12575

Re: WD 5TB HDD finally on its way

Uggh rotating disks.

On another thought, Andy when are you going to get rid of RAID5 and go to RAID 1+0? Parity based RAID was old school more than ten years ago, but then every day is international backup awareness day.