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by shleepy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: SilverStone FT05, fanless HD7750, heatsinks, laptops,...
Replies: 0
Views: 9477

FS: SilverStone FT05, fanless HD7750, heatsinks, laptops,...

Long time no post! I've got a bunch of potentially-SPCR-friendly gear that I'm clearing out. Have a few things listed so far, and a bunch more to come... New SilverStone FT05 case Fanless HD 7750 video card A whole bunch of older-but-excellent heatsinks (unused or like-new) Dell 30" monitor (U3014) ...
by shleepy
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mATX case that can handle some heat + PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 4348

Re: mATX case that can handle some heat + PSU

Thanks again, Abula! I'm going with an FT05 and an EVGA P2 PSU.
by shleepy
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mATX case that can handle some heat + PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 4348

Re: mATX case that can handle some heat + PSU

Doing a little more research, I'm leaning towards either the TJ08-E as a small and relatively cheap option, or else the FT05 for pure performance. Size-wise, the main difference between them is height, and I don't mind that. (Besides, the FT05 is a nice-looking monolith of a case.) Not sure yet abou...
by shleepy
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mATX case that can handle some heat + PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 4348

Re: mATX case that can handle some heat + PSU

Thanks, Abula! That's a lot of good suggestions. A "not huge" ATX tower case like the FT05 could certainly be an option. To clarify, I already have all of the aforementioned parts put together, and I'm hoping to just switch out the case and PSU. I got the Noctua heatsink because it seemed like the b...
by shleepy
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mATX case that can handle some heat + PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 4348

mATX case that can handle some heat + PSU

I currently have a setup with a mATX motherboard, quad-core Haswell-E CPU, GTX980, m.2 SSD, and a 2.5" SSD, as outlined in my older thread about which heatsink to get . I ended up with a Phoenix Pandora case and Noctua NH-C14S cooler... but I have to admit that this setup gets too warm, sometimes to...
by shleepy
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU cooler for BitFenix Pandora Core? (maybe liquid AIO)
Replies: 12
Views: 4661

Re: CPU cooler for BitFenix Pandora Core? (maybe liquid AIO)

Sorry, I should have been more clear - I did try, and it definitely did not fit.

Have been using MSI Afterburner, and the CPU temp seems to go up to 70 C with some gaming, so not too bad.
by shleepy
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU cooler for BitFenix Pandora Core? (maybe liquid AIO)
Replies: 12
Views: 4661

Re: CPU cooler for BitFenix Pandora Core? (maybe liquid AIO)

Just a quick update... I did end up with the NH-C14S in the Pandora case. I have the standard fan in the "default" position for a single fan - blowing up through the heatsink. Also in the case is a GTX980. Unfortunately, the heatsink does not fit in the case if arranged in one of the two standard wa...
by shleepy
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU cooler for BitFenix Pandora Core? (maybe liquid AIO)
Replies: 12
Views: 4661

Re: CPU cooler for BitFenix Pandora Core? (maybe liquid AIO)

I certainly understand that I created a challenge for myself by choosing a compact case and a high-TDP CPU. And while real silence (or even it being "very quiet by SPCR standards") isn't really the goal of this build, I do just want something that's a good balance of decent cooling and low noise. An...
by shleepy
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU cooler for BitFenix Pandora Core? (maybe liquid AIO)
Replies: 12
Views: 4661

Re: CPU cooler for BitFenix Pandora Core? (maybe liquid AIO)

Digging around some more (especially on SPCR reviews), I see that the best-rated top-down cooler now is the NH-C14 (and presumably the NH-C14S, which doesn't yet have its own review but is just slightly taller, if I'm not mistaken). So, that seems like a decent option. Also, something like a NH-U9S,...
by shleepy
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU cooler for BitFenix Pandora Core? (maybe liquid AIO)
Replies: 12
Views: 4661

CPU cooler for BitFenix Pandora Core? (maybe liquid AIO)

Hi everyone! Long time no see... I'm building a new system in a BitFenix Pandora Core case and wanted some advice about the CPU heatsink. The case is already purchased; I got it because if its fairly unique size, which is a blessing and a curse. As the SPCR review mentioned, the clearance for the CP...
by shleepy
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-profile GPU cooler for Streacom FC9?
Replies: 0
Views: 1696

Low-profile GPU cooler for Streacom FC9?

Howdy! After getting a new TV stand, I realized that my current HTPC, with its custom wooden case (that I'll probably list for sale soon), does not comfortably fit inside. I decided to take this "opportunity" to upgrade the case to a fanless one. I already had my eye on the Streacom FC10, but the FC...
by shleepy
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?
Replies: 19
Views: 8550

Re: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?

I finally installed the Accelero this weekend. Installation was pretty annoying. I recommend waiting for the adhesive (for the RAMsinks) to dry for ~5 hours before proceeding with the main cooler installation. Performance has been good. The card now idles at 30 +/- 2 C, with the fans at 15%, and I d...
by shleepy
Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 7750 aftermarket cooling
Replies: 5
Views: 3864

Re: HD 7750 aftermarket cooling

If the HR-03 fits why won't the S1 fit? I think the HR-03 will cool the card passively, the T-rad with a very slow fan. In my case, the maximum height for the video card is not consistent. If I'm not mistaken, the S1 extends out further towards the "front" of the card (and therefore, the front of t...
by shleepy
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 7750 aftermarket cooling
Replies: 5
Views: 3864

Re: HD 7750 aftermarket cooling

I was thinking either a T-Rad2 or HR-03, since I have those sitting around. I agree that the S1 is probably overkill, and it probably wouldn't fit in my HTPC case.
by shleepy
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 7750 aftermarket cooling
Replies: 5
Views: 3864

HD 7750 aftermarket cooling

Does anyone know if (and if so, which) commonly-recommended GPU coolers would fit on an HD 7750? I might want to put one in an HTPC. I know that there are probably already a couple of quiet models, and there's a passive one on the way, but I might just want to get the cheapest one I can find, and th...
by shleepy
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?
Replies: 19
Views: 8550

Re: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?

I caved in and ordered the Accelero. It looks like Performance-PCs currently has the best price. It was ~$92, including shipping. Newegg would probably be just a little bit more for me, after tax+shipping, and they don't have it in stock. With the stock cooler, the card is actually not bad at idle, ...
by shleepy
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Heatsinks, fans, cases, NotionInk Adam, 1156 mobo, more
Replies: 0
Views: 1356

FS: Heatsinks, fans, cases, NotionInk Adam, 1156 mobo, more

Thanks for looking! Note that I might also selling this stuff on Arstechnica and Anandtech, so don't be surprised if you see it there (where my username is CannibalisticH0b0). Some of my forum feedback: heatware , beerology , head-fi . I accept PayPal, or contact me for other methods. "Shipped" mean...
by shleepy
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?
Replies: 19
Views: 8550

Re: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?

I noticed someone recommend this thingy on another forum as a sort of workaround for 7970 compatibility... However, given that you're supposed to put thermal grease on both sides, I'm sure a lot of conductivity is lost.
by shleepy
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?
Replies: 19
Views: 8550

Re: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?

I confirmed with Thermalright that their current line of products can't support HD 7970, but that they'd have a new cooler in the near future (to be announced on their Facebook page). I guess I shall wait until a suitable and cheap-enough aftermarket cooler appears on the market. Something like prop...
by shleepy
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?
Replies: 19
Views: 8550

Re: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?

Can you explain your wording here? "some new versions of existing coolers are going to be launched for the 7970..." I understood that to mean that some newer editions of the 7970 will be launched with the bump, while the first batches may not. Did you just mean that AMD reused an older cooler design...
by shleepy
Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?
Replies: 19
Views: 8550

Re: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?

I have an HD 7970 already, so I'm curious if there are any aftermarket heatsinks that are known to be compatible. I know about the Accelero that will be coming out soon, but it's $100 (!). I might actually have a Thermalright HR-03 GT sitting around in a closet somewhere, if I never sold it, so I'm ...
by shleepy
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ATX Case + PSU advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2248

Re: ATX Case + PSU advice

What's wrong with the P182 that you already have? I'll probably just stick with it for now, but the issues I have with it are: Mediocre intake airflow, due to lack of fan for "CPU area" and excessive plastic in the front (can be fixed by modding and not a problem in P183, but I would rather avoid u...
by shleepy
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ATX Case + PSU advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2248

Re: ATX Case + PSU advice

Would upgrading to the LZP-750 make sense, by the way? Probably it would make sense (thinking to a 250W card and an oc'ed CPU). IMHO, of course. P.S.: I just saw on Google Products that a P183 V3 + CP-850 combo would start at around 215 USD (ProVantage, for example), so would it really worth a 80+ ...
by shleepy
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ATX Case + PSU advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2248

Re: ATX Case + PSU advice

I'd almost definitely go for something at least a little higher-end than 5870 (at least one "class" above). Would upgrading to the LZP-750 make sense, by the way? I see it on sale for $190 now, which isn't much more than the 550W model.
by shleepy
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ATX Case + PSU advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2248

Re: ATX Case + PSU advice

To clarify, I'd PROBABLY get something like AMD's follow-up to HD 6970 or Nvidia's follow-up to GTX 570, but it will all depend on the benchmarks (so I'd like to leave some leeway). I wish I didn't "need" anything so powerful, but BF3 @ 2560x1600 requires some gfx muscle, apparently. :) Currently, i...
by shleepy
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ATX Case + PSU advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2248

ATX Case + PSU advice

I have a new build coming soon, and I want to order a case and PSU ASAP. Other parts (already ordered or have): i7-2600K - will be overclocked fairly high, until I run into too much heat for comfort Gigabyte ATX mobo - based on Tomshardware testing, they seem to have good power consumption while OC'...
by shleepy
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: CLOSE
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Re: FS: Part-out 12 Core & C2Q PC, Audio gear, Dell XT2, NI

A couple updates, so I'll bump this thread. Note that I'm openly accepting offers for any individual parts in either of the PC's... The only exception might be the HD5870, which I'd likely only sell as part of a bundle at this point.
by shleepy
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anybody actually tested ECC ram in a desktop board?
Replies: 4
Views: 3484

Re: Anybody actually tested ECC ram in a desktop board?

Unless I'm way off here, the CPU is the key, rather than the motherboard. Check Intel's official page for the processor, and there's an "ECC Memory Supported" (Yes/No) field. Xeons should all support ECC RAM, while the consumer models probably do not. I have a dual Xeon LGA 1366 setup now (for sale ...
by shleepy
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HM67 chipset (mobile Sandy Bridge) on desktop
Replies: 15
Views: 4609

Re: HM67 chipset (mobile Sandy Bridge) on desktop

Quite likely, the 7X chipset will have native USB 3.0 support as well. So the less.. 3rd-party chips used > the better overall power consumption. Makes sense to wait IMO. Have there been any estimates for how much power the currently-popular 3rd party USB 3.0 controllers use? I'm curious about that...
by shleepy
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: CLOSE
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Re: FS: SSD, 12 Core PC, C2Q PC, Audio gear, HD5870, Dell XT

Dell monitors sold elsewhere. One SSD was added on Friday, and more are on the way. Also added some WTB stuff.