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by diver
Thu May 29, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 102378

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

I just picked up an EVGA 750 OC (not ti, 01G-P4-2753-KR) and fitted an old Accelero S1 to it. All of the plastic parts had been previously removed, but this might not be necessary. There is no fan dedicated to the Accelero. Under furmark with the fan (it ramped up to 49% and was loud) temp was 60C, ...
by diver
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 102378

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

kernalkue wrote: Obviously it's now completely silent and I'm blown away by the performance.

Please let me know if anyone wants any more information or for me to run a specific test.
Did you encounter any issues, like having to enlarge holes in the video card?
by diver
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 102378

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

darthcloud wrote:Someone report the Palit variant to be dead silent on EVGA forum, anyone else tried one of those card?

Hard to figure out which manufacturer make quiet card out of the box!
I have the same question since no passive cards are out yet. Which Palit of the two, by the way.
by diver
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte r9 270
Replies: 2
Views: 2041

Re: Gigabyte r9 270

If the fan is set to run slow at idle, will it ramp up under load or is it stuck at that speed? Is the fan control software part of the AMD Catalyst package, or something unique to Gigabyte?
by diver
Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX560 Ti is the most quiet?
Replies: 27
Views: 15481

Re: Which GTX560 Ti is the most quiet?

I think the best strategy for those in North America where Gainward is not sold is to buy whatever cost the least and fit an aftermarket cooler to it. Just let the card burn in for a week or so to be sure it is not defective.
by diver
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A fanless home file server
Replies: 15
Views: 11624

Re: A fanless home file server

Nice job!
by diver
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: i5-2500k @ 4.3 Ghz, Z68, uATX, 32 Watts @ Idle
Replies: 7
Views: 5987

Re: i5-2500k @ 4.3 Ghz, Z68, uATX, 32 Watts @ Idle

This morning I updated the image in the original post to reflect the "new and improved" cable management. It was not necessary to do any grinding or cutting of the case. Cables are now routed out the front and back in where the opening for a floppy drive was, as others have done around here. Extra c...
by diver
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: i5-2500k @ 4.3 Ghz, Z68, uATX, 32 Watts @ Idle
Replies: 7
Views: 5987

Re: i5-2500k @ 4.3 Ghz, Z68, uATX, 32 Watts @ Idle

frenchie wrote:I saw the pic and I thought it was a new Antec case, I was all excited for a second !! Then I realized the pic wasn't rotated :mrgreen: .... :lol:
LOL, just rotate your monitor...
by diver
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK3480 with passively cooled Core i7 2600
Replies: 16
Views: 10608

Re: Antec NSK3480 with passively cooled Core i7 2600

Nice rig, one big mother of a CPU heatsink.
by diver
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: i5-2500k @ 4.3 Ghz, Z68, uATX, 32 Watts @ Idle
Replies: 7
Views: 5987

Re: i5-2500k @ 4.3 Ghz, Z68, uATX, 32 Watts @ Idle

Overclocking the MSI motherboard is easy. Leave the CPU voltage set to auto. Turn off turbo. Change the multiplier to 42. That is it. This also worked with a 43 or 44 multiplier. I am not near that machine right now and can't remember the setting for vdroop or llc, but it was probably Auto as well. ...
by diver
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Three uATX Sandy Bridge Motherboards Examined
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Re: Three uATX Sandy Bridge Motherboards Examined

cordis wrote:What cpu heat sink are you using?
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 with a Scythe fan turning at 850 RPM.
by diver
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: i5-2500k @ 4.3 Ghz, Z68, uATX, 32 Watts @ Idle
Replies: 7
Views: 5987

Re: i5-2500k @ 4.3 Ghz, NSK3480

I forgot to mention the ambient temperature for the measurements above was a warm 26C. One of the side benefits of removing the 9800 GT is there is more room in the case to work. Previously, it was nearly impossible to change anything without removing the graphics card. Needless to say, the IGP adds...
by diver
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: i5-2500k @ 4.3 Ghz, Z68, uATX, 32 Watts @ Idle
Replies: 7
Views: 5987

i5-2500k @ 4.3 Ghz, Z68, uATX, 32 Watts @ Idle

This is actually a motherboard/CPU upgrade of an older system. The old CPU was an i5-750 @ 3.36 Ghz. Usually I would not bother to move up for a 30% speed bump, but someone else around here needed that CPU and motherboard to upgrade a 6 year old system. When I realized all I would need is a motherbo...
by diver
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Three uATX Sandy Bridge Motherboards Examined
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Re: Three uATX Sandy Bridge Motherboards Examined

A lot has been written about overclocking. The short explanation is that CPU speeds are rated for the cheap motherboards that Dell and HP make. the speeds will go much higher when the motherboard has the ability to deliver power to the processor. On the motherboard there are voltage regulators that ...
by diver
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Three uATX Sandy Bridge Motherboards Examined
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Three uATX Sandy Bridge Motherboards Examined

What started out as a simple motherboard and processor upgrade in an Antec NSK 3480 case turned into a major project due to the immature status of so many socket 1155 motherboards available today. One thing that I have noticed is the choices for enthusiast motherboards in the uATX form factor is far...
by diver
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 21609

Re: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?

I just upgraded a machine from an i5-750 P55 to an i5-2500k Z68. The bottom line is that clock for clock Sandy Bridge is only a little better than Lynfield, but Sandy Bridge will achieve much higher clock speeds. There are a few things happening here. SB clocks high on reduced voltages and the small...
by diver
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK3480, I5-750, Now a Hackintosh
Replies: 32
Views: 16048

About a month ago I bought a MacBook Pro 13' notebook for my wanderings. It seems I took to OS X very well and started to think about turning my system into a Hackintosh. I found this site that shows how to do it: http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/iboot-multibeast-install-mac-os-x-on.html It tu...
by diver
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK3480, I5-750, Now a Hackintosh
Replies: 32
Views: 16048

Today I removed the 9800GT Eco and booted the machine with a Kill A Watt on the power line. The result was 39 watts AC at idle. that is 27 less than with the card in. Allowing for 80% efficiency in the PSU, the graphics card draws about 22 watts DC at idle, perhaps a bit less if there any losses on ...
by diver
Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK3480, I5-750, Now a Hackintosh
Replies: 32
Views: 16048

Wish your motherboard had an integrated GPU so I could get a rough estimate of how much energy the eco-9800 GT's use. You could run it headless, maybe? Just pull the graphics adapter and watch the idle watts. Granted that you've got a watt-meter, that is. I have the watt-meter, however I am traveli...
by diver
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK3480, I5-750, Now a Hackintosh
Replies: 32
Views: 16048

Wish your motherboard had an integrated GPU so I could get a rough estimate of how much energy the eco-9800 GT's use. From looking around, the numbers I have seen are 18 watts idle, 66 watts TDP. Under the PCIE 2 specification, it is not allowed to draw more than 75 watts as there is no 6 pin conne...
by diver
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK3480, I5-750, Now a Hackintosh
Replies: 32
Views: 16048

Today I went over to Fry's and bought a Kill A Watt. All measurements are at the wall AC power: Idle: 66 Linpack: 190 Prime95: 179 AtiTool: 120 P95&ATI 200 Sleep, 2 Note that when running Prime95 with ATITool I ran Prime95 on 3 workers as this produced a higher reading than with 4 threads. I suppose...
by diver
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK3480, I5-750, Now a Hackintosh
Replies: 32
Views: 16048

Thanks for stopping by PuddinPops. Some more thoughts: While I was trying to troubleshoot my bricked system I considered buying a new power supply. What I noticed is there are a lot of PSU's that are the required 140mm deep, but many have very long wires. The EW 380 included with the NSK 3480 has a ...
by diver
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Inside my new Lian Li PC-A05N
Replies: 58
Views: 27224

Nice rig, Lian Li cases are beautiful.
by diver
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Diffrent Laptop HDD mod for NSK3400/3300
Replies: 2
Views: 2825

Looks like you are running with an intake fan and no exhaust, so the case is under a slight positive pressure. What is the thinking behind that?
by diver
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini P180, 6850, Be quiet, Intel Core 2 Duo ...
Replies: 50
Views: 20604

Looks like you have a dust problem.
by diver
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WiNDy Polo Rhapsody Mini ITX HTPC
Replies: 9
Views: 5900

If you don't need to under-volt that is fine. However, I did check the Anandtech review of the Zotac mini ITX board and it will allow voltage reductions. They actually got away with a 150 bclk and a small voltage reduction. The main reason to under-volt is to keep the CPU fan from spinning up over a...
by diver
Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian Li PC-A7110 with much improved air flow (upd 11/06/08)
Replies: 18
Views: 15775

My machine is in a room with a tile floor and no curtains. The result is very little dust, but a live acoustic environment. For a couple of bucks, the computer stores sell pressurized gas in a can to use for cleaning.
by diver
Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WiNDy Polo Rhapsody Mini ITX HTPC
Replies: 9
Views: 5900

Really nice case. Could you under-volt the CPU on that motherboard? Is the fan running stock speed or is it under some kind of control?
by diver
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK3480, I5-750, Now a Hackintosh
Replies: 32
Views: 16048

Two days ago the motherboard failed. Because I could buy another one at a Microcenter only 10 minutes away, I decided getting the machine up and running again that evening and avoiding the pain and waiting of the RMA process was worth $109, including sales tax. I have not decided about sending it ba...