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by Big Pimp Daddy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Cooling research
Replies: 4
Views: 1848

Re: Cooling research

If your top secret specific physics phenomenom is "convection", then you're a bit late to the party, a quick google will show you thermosiphons have been tried many times before...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: New SPCR design & management
Replies: 20
Views: 4284

Re: New SPCR design & management

This used to be the only site I would consult when upgrading or building PCs for myself or friends/family. The depth of detail in reviews, and scientific rigour in testing was unparalleled. The forums added another layer of information, with people posting detailed build logs, mini-reviews of compon...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Building your own fan controller.
Replies: 32
Views: 99723

Re: Building your own fan controller.

I found and built this controller: http://www.modding-faq.de/index.php?artid=510 It's in German but the project is very simple, if someone needs translation, just ask. This controller also features a capacitor in case fan needs a high starting voltage. If you choose a beefy transistor it can power ...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling essential for quiet/efficiency? Really?
Replies: 28
Views: 14080

Re: Water Cooling essential for quiet/efficiency? Really?

Deucal wrote:I'll probably never go for Liquid Nitro Glycerin cooling.
LOL!! That would literally blow the competition out of the water.
by Big Pimp Daddy
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sound of silence
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: Sound of silence

Basically, everything David_CA said. Lose the graphics card, get a cheaper motherboard with two video outputs (probably HDMI and DVI - you may need a converter depending what inputs your monitors have), and get a basic CPU cooler, see the recommended list for choices. The money you save here could g...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Turning old gaming PC into 3D HTPC
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Turning old gaming PC into 3D HTPC

I had almost exactly the same spec PC a few iterations ago, so should be able to help somewhat; 1) As I recall, that mobo had about 10 sata ports (or maybe it was the deluxe, I forget), so expandability is not an issue. Regarding software, I suspect some flavour of Linux would be best, personally I ...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thinking about passive GPU
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Re: Thinking about passive GPU

With all those fans and a 7200 rpm hard drive, a passive video card is the definition of pointless. Try these first; 1. Make sure it is the VGA fan that's making the noise and not the PSU or CPU cooler. 2. Change the fan's response curve if you still have temp headroom at load. 3. Disable/remove the...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED
Replies: 70
Views: 89943

Re: Mike's final sign-off

Wow, was not expecting that. Quite blatantly the best hardware review site on the internet, with the most detailed reviews and most scientific methodology. I am far from an expert and know next to nothing about how these sites work, but cannot understand how there is a chance SPCR will cease while h...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Will it work -- AM3 CPU on AM2 board (690G)?
Replies: 8
Views: 2998

Re: Will it work -- AM3 CPU on AM2 board (690G)?

I looked into this a while ago when a friend wanted to upgrade his CPU on a 690G mobo. It should work, but you will need to update to the latest BIOS first (before you put in the AM3 CPU). I had no problems putting an AM3 quad-core phenom into an Asus M2A-VM HDMI mobo. To be fair, I only tried it be...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Wed May 11, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 15717

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

Ah well, at least things can't get any worse. Oh wait, a Tory government you say? Shit... Not on topic, please do not discuss at all. Actually I think it is very much on-topic, though perhaps I didn't make myself clear. I meant that as Labour is supposed to be the more liberal and progressive of th...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Wed May 11, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 15717

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

Yeah the drugs policy of most countries is ludicrous. What is more ludicrous is the UK government hiring an expert in the field (David Nutt) as drug advisor, not listening to a word he says, and then firing him for making his views public. I suppose we can't really expect anything better in a societ...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is
Replies: 182
Views: 39865

Re: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is

Re: Liberal/Conservative bickering. I think Chris Rock said it best, "I've got some shit I'm conservative about, I've got some shit I'm liberal about. Anyone who makes up their mind before they hear the issue is a fucking fool". Indeed. judge56988 , I realise your post was meant to be a joke that yo...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice/Help/Ideas on New Build
Replies: 36
Views: 3606

Re: Advice/Help/Ideas on New Build

I'm not convinced by the Honda/Mercedes comparison - it's more like Toyota/Lexus; they're both essentially the same but one is a bit tarted up. More VRM phases, multiple PCI-E slots, extra controllers, all useful if you're going to use them (big overclocks, multiple graphics cards, RAID arrays, oodl...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Possible to underclock a i3 by BLCK@66MHz
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: Possible to underclock a i3 by BLCK@66MHz

Changing the BCLK on Sandy Bridge is a bad idea as all the system clocks are generated by the processor, change the BCLK and you change a lot of other things - hence multiplier-only overclocking. You seem to have your Power formula wrong, Power is proportional to the square of the voltage times the ...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Changes to PSU Testing
Replies: 15
Views: 5473

Re: Changes to PSU Testing

Obiously this is just my personal opinion, but I don't see much point in the hotbox, never have. I can appreciate that 5 or 6 years ago some people would not have fresh air going to the PSU, but SPCR types all did even then surely? That was the first mod I made to my case - a duct for the PSU. I hon...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Ooooooh, shiny new forum!
Replies: 59
Views: 23602

Re: Ooooooh, shiny new forum!

Simple solution, middle-click on any links.
by Big Pimp Daddy
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with ideas for new, cheap, audio/video PC
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Help with ideas for new, cheap, audio/video PC

I would generally agree with Fire-Flare, except for a few points; As you don't say anything about using the computer for gaming, I would recommend forgoing the graphics card and getting a motherboard with integrated graphics such as one with an 880 chipset. This will save a large chunk of change as ...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommend a quiet gigawatt or higher PSU?
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: Recommend a quiet gigawatt or higher PSU?

I was speaking to a Dr. Emmett Lathrop Brown about your situation, and he seems to think that only 1.21 gigawatts will suffice.
by Big Pimp Daddy
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Saving money = long HDMI cable??
Replies: 18
Views: 2872

Re: Saving money = long HDMI cable??

If you have a wireless network you can use something like Gmote (for Android, equivalents exist for iPhone but cost) to control your PC over WiFi. You wouldn't want to do much web-browsing or write emails on it, but it's fine for media browsing/playing. Plus no wires or extra setup costs if you alre...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Saving money = long HDMI cable??
Replies: 18
Views: 2872

Re: Saving money = long HDMI cable??

Right now, my plan is to just move it over to my TV (by dragging it off my monitor), then full screening using the keyboard, and finally hitting play on my keyboard. I can't see my TV from my computer, so this complicates things. Even when I do eventually buy a trackball keyboard, I'm not sure what...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 274171

Re: VGA card power dissipation

So the articles you read are first written in Russian, then translated to English. Just for anyone information :) Aha, I always thought there was something strange about the language used on xbitlabs, it's generally perfect English, but some choices of words seem odd to a native English speaker. No...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: UK SD TV connectivity from VGA
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: UK SD TV connectivity from VGA

This is indeed a potential nightmare. Whereas new hardware is a (normally) simple HDMI to HDMI, with older stuff it gets tricky. The single most important factor is which inputs you have on the TV . If you can't remember you will need to find out, if you don't have access to the TV, get your friend ...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The 'convector' style case
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: The 'convector' style case

Ah, OK. I misunderstood you. I thought you were referring to removing all fans in the case and replacing CPU/GPU coolers with aftermarket passive ones for a true zero-fans case. Yeah a case with no case fans will work OK with convective cooling alone, in a well designed case or a very open one, or o...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The 'convector' style case
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: The 'convector' style case

Yes, this idea has been discussed before. As the whole "hot air rises" thing is probably the first bit of physics most people learn it's not exactly a secret. The problem is that the speed of the convective airflow depends mainly on the temperature, which in a computer case is still relatively low. ...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R3 - fan placement?
Replies: 12
Views: 9056

Re: Fractal Design Define R3 - fan placement?

To be honest I've cooled more powerful (more heat) kit than that with one 120mm fan. If I remember correctly the R3 has a 140mm fan mount at the rear or top-rear (position 4 or 5). To start with I would try one 140mm fan in one of those positions, use the supplied blanking plates to block all unused...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why do the French have so many Strikes.?
Replies: 35
Views: 6203

Re: Why do the French have so many Strikes.?

Feel free to have more of a go at Justin Beiber though, you get a free pass from me. :) Don't tempt me! I could spend hours slating that no-talent walking advert for abortion. Despite your promise of a free pass, the level of vitriol I would produce would probably get SPCR shut down for "inflaming ...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why do the French have so many Strikes.?
Replies: 35
Views: 6203

Re: Why do the French have so many Strikes.?

how about this freakin internet you are on. and the fact that europe does not all speak german as their state language. yeah, america, such a small contributor to the world. and yes, for the best 70 years, the french are disposable trash. The great one hour of german resistance... oh, I must take a...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why do the French have so many Strikes.?
Replies: 35
Views: 6203

Re: Why do the French have so many Strikes.?

Like one of our Senators from Tennessee said in the 1990's: "The French, who needs them?" and he sneered and sat down. Wonderful insight from an American there. America of course, famous for making such crucial contributions to the world as George Bush and Justin Beiber. France, however, gives us; ...
by Big Pimp Daddy
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 6xxx
Replies: 48
Views: 9838

Re: Radeon HD 6xxx

According to AMDs latest earnings conference call,

"We will be launching our second-generation DX11 graphics offerings next week."

We shall see whether it's a paper launch or not, but either way we should get reviews and benchmarks.
by Big Pimp Daddy
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Ooooooh, shiny new forum!
Replies: 59
Views: 23602

Ooooooh, shiny new forum!

Me likey! Not that there was anything wrong with the old forums, I quite liked the basic function-over-form style. But in case anyone cares, the new style gets my seal of approval. Only thing is that the "10 most recent posts" thing on the spcr front page doesn't seem to be working? [EDIT - Fixed} O...