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by ATWindsor
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Define R5 Tested at Orfield Labs, World's Quietest
Replies: 8
Views: 14826

Re: Fractal Define R5 Tested at Orfield Labs, World's Quiete

I am a bit surprised they where able to measure those levels with a Norsonic 121, isn't that below the capacity of that device?
by ATWindsor
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7870 or 7850, can the former be cooled quietly?
Replies: 13
Views: 5233

Re: 7870 or 7850, can the former be cooled quietly?

Wait a week or two for the various 7850/7870 products to hit the market and get reviewed. Hardly any are using the reference design. Might be a couple that are quiet enough for your needs without having to get an aftermarket cooler. Thanks for the tip, I plan too wait some weeks, both for that reas...
by ATWindsor
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7870 or 7850, can the former be cooled quietly?
Replies: 13
Views: 5233

Re: 7870 or 7850, can the former be cooled quietly?

So the S1-plus with 1 or 2 120mm would give the same cooling ability as lets say a Accelero Xtreme PLUS II?
by ATWindsor
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7870 or 7850, can the former be cooled quietly?
Replies: 13
Views: 5233

Re: 7870 or 7850, can the former be cooled quietly?

4770 it was of course, thanks boost To clarify, It doesn't have to use only one fan really, my wording was a bit cumbersome. To rephrase, can i aircool the the 7870 quietly (fan speed of about 4-500 rpm for 120mm i guess), lets say money and size is no object, but i would rather not have a large mod...
by ATWindsor
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7870 or 7850, can the former be cooled quietly?
Replies: 13
Views: 5233

7870 or 7850, can the former be cooled quietly?

I am looking for a new Graphics Card, today I have a 4750 with a Artic Silence cooler and a 120mm-fan, the fans runs at 400-500 rpm. This is much more than needed to cool the card it turns out. Would a similar solution be enough for a 7870? Or do you need to go down to 7850 to run such a setup?(or e...
by ATWindsor
Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How powerful graphics card can i cool quietly?
Replies: 14
Views: 4866

Re: How powerful graphics card can i cool quietly?

Tanasssi, what cooler do you suggest putting 120mm-fans on, the stock-cooler? I think i might go for an accelero xtreme plus 2, i get the impression from the thread that a 6950 might be possible to cool at around 700 rpm. It is pwm-cooled, what controls the fans? The bios on the GPU? Can the GPU-tem...
by ATWindsor
Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How powerful graphics card can i cool quietly?
Replies: 14
Views: 4866

How powerful graphics card can i cool quietly?

I will try to be so precise as possible. How powerful of a graphics card can i cool quietly, price is not so important, I can use 4 slots for the card and the cooling. I tried a MSI 6950 Twin Frozr, its ok at idle, but to noisy at load. I want something that can be cooled at around 700 rpm by 2 120m...
by ATWindsor
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Allround/gaming rig for my brother, how small can i go?
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: Allround/gaming rig for my brother, how small can i go?

I have decided to try the SG07-build. With the AXP-140 cooler from thermalright. And probably a i5 2500s cpu. I have a couple of questions though: 1. The MSI Frozr 6879 is not available in norway, how about the 6950 frozr, is that a quite graphics card too, or should i goo for a weaker card, or a 3r...
by ATWindsor
Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Allround/gaming rig for my brother, how small can i go?
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: Allround/gmaing rig for my brother, how small can i go?

Thanks again for the advice. I have tried a ninja mini in a HTPC-case i have, and that worked out suprisingly well with a mid-range i5, might that be an otion, or is the fan-layout in the case not very good for this? (fan beeing on top and all). The thermalright you mentiones seems like a very good ...
by ATWindsor
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Allround/gaming rig for my brother, how small can i go?
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: Allround/gmaing rig for my brother, how small can i go?

Thank you for very to the point and useful tips! The MSI GPU is that quiet without further modding, or do i need to control the fans in some way (besides the way the card doses it itself), and would that kind of card fit the SG07? (being twin slot)
by ATWindsor
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Allround/gaming rig for my brother, how small can i go?
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Allround/gaming rig for my brother, how small can i go?

I am building a computer for my brother as Christmas present. He is a student, so I would preferably make it pretty small. I need it to have a decently performing i5-CPU, 8 GB ram or maybe a bit more, and a pretty good (but not stellar) GPU (Thing someting around the 200-250dollar range). My main fo...
by ATWindsor
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: More HDD Consolidations
Replies: 25
Views: 16344

Re: More HDD Consolidations

That sucks. But I guess it's expected as the HDD market begins to dwindle. Hopefully if Seagate does buy them, they use them to make a better line of drives. Maybe continue the series for a while at least. Is the HDD-market dwindeling though? i thought need for storage (perhaps somewhat surprisingl...
by ATWindsor
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent HTPC and gaming rig
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

I'm too lazy right now to provide any real critisism of your build and stuff... but I will ask you this... why do you feel you need to prepare sound levels for prime 95 tests? Few games are completely multi threaded, and you didn't say anything about serious encoding or video editing etc. So my que...
by ATWindsor
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent HTPC and gaming rig
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

It's roughly 20W less power under load according to this test: http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3634&p=17 The thing that clouds the results are the different motherboards/chipsets for the tests. Since they used fairly high-end motherboards throughout their tests, I don't think th...
by ATWindsor
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent HTPC and gaming rig
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

I don't see why you should be concerned about a Ninja on a i5 not being enough. Also, CPU fan speed will ramp up if needed. You probably don't even need a fan on the GPU, it's designed to be passively cooled. I guess my concern comes from my i7-920, when the weather is warm, and i rune prime on all...
by ATWindsor
Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent HTPC and gaming rig
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Silent HTPC and gaming rig

I am building a HTPC rig, wich will also be used for gaming, I have a pretty large media library (stored on fileserver), so i think some beef will be nice. (for searching files, general snappiness and so on). I have the following setup planned: Case: Antec Fusion Remote Max - Not very nice looking, ...
by ATWindsor
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which Tower Cooler will fit the Antec Fusion Remote Max?
Replies: 4
Views: 2174

Thanks a lot for the list, that is very helpful. I am a bit confused about the heights of some coolers though, the cooler in SPRs review of the antec fusion remote max seems to be a Scythe Orochi, wich according to Sythe is 155mm high, but in the review, the pics seem to indiate that it clears the a...
by ATWindsor
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i5-661: A 32nm CPU with Integrated Graphics
Replies: 86
Views: 30220

As the article briefly mention, I am a bit sceptical to the usefullness of this CPU compared to the i750 for the average user. The turbo-mode makes the i750 pretty snappy in workloads that are not very multithreaded, so you get the best of both words in a way. If you need the IGP the i661 looks a bi...
by ATWindsor
Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which Tower Cooler will fit the Antec Fusion Remote Max?
Replies: 4
Views: 2174

Thanks for the tip, I am aware of the low tower sinks, but I plan to cool a i5-750 at about 500-600 rpm or less, I fear this will be difficult with a mini nija or similar, so I want to use a 120mm-based tower-sink if possible.

AtW
by ATWindsor
Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which Tower Cooler will fit the Antec Fusion Remote Max?
Replies: 4
Views: 2174

Which Tower Cooler will fit the Antec Fusion Remote Max?

Well, the question is more or less given in the topic, wich tower cooler will fit this case? The Prolima Megahalems seems to be just a bit to big (they touch the top of the case, but can be fitted). Most Tower Coolers seem to have similar height as the Megahalems in their specs, but seom might have ...
by ATWindsor
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus EeeBox EB1501 ION Mini-PC
Replies: 51
Views: 24361

As I said with the previous eeeBox, I would rather have seen thiswithout a fan, they are able to make even more cramped Atom-notebooks fanless, it shouldn't be impossible to make this one fanless either.

AtW
by ATWindsor
Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless 5750 announced
Replies: 21
Views: 10903

Nice, a fanless version, with a fan strapped on this vil be a nice addition to my HTPC.

AtW
by ATWindsor
Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some info on ATI 57xx series cards...
Replies: 53
Views: 15839

alecmg wrote:
leifeinar wrote:I did this mod, , but it looks like shit :)
Ugh!

On a brighter note, Accelero L2 fit perfectly and works great. 8)
How low rpm can you run the fan on before it gets very hot?

AtW
by ATWindsor
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some info on ATI 57xx series cards...
Replies: 53
Views: 15839

No, the gpu is too close to PCI bracket so S1 won't fit without heavy modding. I did this mod, my S1 was a mess so I removed the pipe closests to the PCI bracket. Resuts are great, but it looks like shit :) picture http://www.diskusjon.no/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=330295 fan is there becaus...
by ATWindsor
Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo IdeaCentre Q100: World's Thinnest, Smallest Nettop
Replies: 12
Views: 4949

Well, at least is shows that fanless operation is within reach, even for small atom-systems.

AtW
by ATWindsor
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC for HD-movies and some gaming, how hot components?
Replies: 7
Views: 1728

AtW, if I were you, I'd worry a lot less about being able to cool the i5 with a minja and more about fitting the S1 inside the Antec Fusion/2480 cases. The S1 tends to be "taller" than the vid card, and there is only about 1cm from the top of the PCI bracket to the case 'ceiling'. I had to bend the...
by ATWindsor
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC for HD-movies and some gaming, how hot components?
Replies: 7
Views: 1728

I am looking at building a rig for similar purposes. However, I was going to build it using a board like the Asus M4N78 Pro coupled with a nVidia GPU, because then unless I'm playing a game the Hybrid Power feature of the motherboard will switch of the discrete GPU and use the integrated GPU, makin...
by ATWindsor
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC for HD-movies and some gaming, how hot components?
Replies: 7
Views: 1728

HTPC for HD-movies and some gaming, how hot components?

I am in the progress of building a HTPC, it will be used for HD-material (it should be able to run everything in software, du to better encoders there). I also will be doing some gaming. It must be very quiet (lets set a target that noe fans should be more than 600-650 rpm, and no more than 3-4 fans...
by ATWindsor
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5750 - Holy Poop
Replies: 23
Views: 6192

Personally, I have not seen a difference between 24-25 fps min scores and 30 fps min scores. Hardocp is a bit overally cautious in its recommendations normally. Even 24 fps is fluid. That's what you get at the cinema, although they show every frame at least twice to prevent the flickering sensation...
by ATWindsor
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Post IDF 2009 thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 10295

I know very few young people who put out the money for a desktop. They give me the same look when I talk about desktops as when I slip up and mention CDs. Yeah...i agree. The fact is, people really like to be able to move their laptop to where they are..like the living room, or bed. I've never unde...