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by TooNice
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F2 500GB / platter is out!
Replies: 110
Views: 68890

The drives has been around for at least a month now (if not two or three), yet I can't seem to find a single review, let alone one that compares it with the WD GP. Are most people simply not too bothered comparing the two?
by TooNice
Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why NOT to get SLI
Replies: 27
Views: 5861

I use a single 4850 to play games at 1920x1200. Assassins creed, COD, UT3 all play fine at high or max settings. Why people think they need high end SLI to play at this res i dont know. Some people just look at crysis benchmarks and conclude that they need to spend $500. GTA4 and GRI(D are the only...
by TooNice
Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why NOT to get SLI
Replies: 27
Views: 5861

Talk about putting a negative spin. It is pretty rare to see a *loss* of performance on SLI/Crossfire in games released in the last two years. 50-90% gains are no longer uncommon - sure it's a 'fraction' as long as it's not 1/1 (which can actually be found in rare instances) but a pretty decent 'fra...
by TooNice
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SunBeam Rheobus Extreme and P182
Replies: 2
Views: 1269

SunBeam Rheobus Extreme and P182

Hi,
Does anyone know if the Rheobus Extreme could fit on in an Antec 182 with the door closed (i.e. would the knob get in the way)?
by TooNice
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why NOT to get SLI
Replies: 27
Views: 5861

So you are complaining that a multiGPU setup is.. too powerful? :? I can list many reasons for not going SLi/Crossfire, but I will never complain about excess power. Can't have too much of a good thing I say. SLI/Crossfire has come a long way in terms of how well they scale and support since they we...
by TooNice
Mon May 05, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLFS Previews
Replies: 89
Views: 33125

The (Veloci)Raptor is won't win any award in terms of cost per GB, but I am pleasantly surprised by how quiet it is. It seems that the F1 is not as quiet as it's predecessor (T166) after all.
by TooNice
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Copper @ Jabtech.com
Replies: 60
Views: 23202

Darn and I just bought the TRUE. I wonder if this is better in performance (definitely wins in aesthetics). A little ironic though - CPU temperature isn't at their historical highest, yet we still see ever heavier heatsinks.
by TooNice
Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any thoughts on the "next Gen" of NVIDIA?
Replies: 14
Views: 3987

Ati HD 38x0 cards had much better perfromance than peoples thought and were really good value. Depending place HD 3870 and 8800GT price difference can be very substansial. If you take the most expensive GT against the cheapest 3870, you'd be very right. In fact, you'd also be right to say that on a...
by TooNice
Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA Cooler for the 3870X2?
Replies: 30
Views: 17612

I don't think it is unlikely that the 9800 will be faster. If the reported specifications are correct (256 Stream Processors), then the 9800 will be 2xGTS(G92) rather than two GTs. I can also see it being more expensive given that it's more costly to manufacture (stucking two cards together - two ca...
by TooNice
Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ultra 120-Extreme, Ultima 90i, Ninja - Ease of installation
Replies: 18
Views: 8691

Has anyone done tested the Ultima-90i at fairly low airflow (YL @ 7/5V) next to the other, heavier contenders? From what I understand there is not much to gain (or rather lose) height wise, but it does both my PC and wallet £10 (over $20) lighter. CPU do not seem to be getting hotter for the time b...
by TooNice
Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How many HD can I fit in a P182...
Replies: 11
Views: 4160

Thanks. And that leaves the S12. Someone must have tried this setup. Two years ago Seasonic S12 were the de-facto recommendation amongst the non passive PSU!
by TooNice
Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How many HD can I fit in a P182...
Replies: 11
Views: 4160

Thanks. Can anyone comment on whether stock fans are worth replacing, and the S12's power cable?
by TooNice
Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ultra 120-Extreme, Ultima 90i, Ninja - Ease of installation
Replies: 18
Views: 8691

Thanks. Yes I've come across mechanism that required 'sweat inducing force', and it is exactly what I would like to avoid when mounting those bigger than I am used to heatsinks. Is it straightforward to tell whether the HSF is securely attached, but not too much using a bolt/screw system? I guess th...
by TooNice
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ultra 120-Extreme, Ultima 90i, Ninja - Ease of installation
Replies: 18
Views: 8691

Thanks. Can you explain a bit or perhaps link me to explanation of this bolt-thru system? Is it the type of installation where you would benefit from having 3 hands and/or the HS is secured in one go rather than through gradual application of pressure? And when you say that you can buy a bolt-thru k...
by TooNice
Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How many HD can I fit in a P182...
Replies: 11
Views: 4160

Thanks. Going back to the accessory bit, I vaguely remember that the Seasonic S-12's power cable was stretched in a P180. I assume that this may still be an issue on the P182. Is there anything I can use to get around that? I've currently got 3 Yate Loon's. Is it worth replacing the stock fan with t...
by TooNice
Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ultra 120-Extreme, Ultima 90i, Ninja - Ease of installation
Replies: 18
Views: 8691

Thanks. What is the issue with the Ninja and LGA-775?
by TooNice
Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ultra 120-Extreme, Ultima 90i, Ninja - Ease of installation
Replies: 18
Views: 8691

Ultra 120-Extreme, Ultima 90i, Ninja - Ease of installation

I've decided to buy a P182 for my next build (the next gen Core Duo/Quad in Q1/08) and am currently shopping for a HSF. I've narrowed my choices down to those 3 (probably the usual suspects). In order to make my decision, I'd like to find out more about their ease of installation. So far, I've gotte...
by TooNice
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How many HD can I fit in a P182...
Replies: 11
Views: 4160

How many HD can I fit in a P182...

...without significantly affect the temperature/airflow? I am basically hours away from ordering a P182, as I find my Coolermaster CM201 Black Widow to be a fine looking case, yet I find the (lack of) depth restrictive for the tower heatsink. However, I am wondering whether the need to mount 4-5 HD,...
by TooNice
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultima-90
Replies: 17
Views: 12384

Thanks Nick, I've been trying to figure that out for ages. Guess the Ninja going to be my best bet then. It might -just- fit my case. But I am surprised that even the P182 requires bending. I was thinking of getting that case so as not to have to worry about heat sink height, but from the sound of i...
by TooNice
Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultima-90
Replies: 17
Views: 12384

Does anyone know if the Ultima 90 with a 120mm fan is taller, or shorter than the Ninja with a 120mm fans? I am just wanting something that is -a little- shorter than the Ninja.
by TooNice
Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Thermalright Ultima-90 heatsink
Replies: 35
Views: 22672

TooNice wrote:I also noticed that on the pictures in Anandtech. Would that make the Ultima-90 with a 120mm fan taller than a Scythe Ninja despite the heatsink being 11mm shorter?
Any takers? I am looking for a Heatsink that is about 5mm shorter than the Ninja with a 120mm fans - is this the right heatsink for me?
by TooNice
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Thermalright Ultima-90 heatsink
Replies: 35
Views: 22672

Felger Carbon wrote:Difference is a 120mm fan sticks out the top of the TR90U, but out the bottom of the Tuniq.
I also noticed that on the pictures in Anandtech. Would that make the Ultima-90 with a 120mm fan taller than a Scythe Ninja despite the heatsink being 11mm shorter?
by TooNice
Fri May 26, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mine or Ninja
Replies: 15
Views: 5815

Just wondering, is the Scythe Mine going to be compatible with the Conroe? I think the Mine might be the best choice for me. I like the idea that is is easier to setup (fan) than the Ninja, and if the 120mm fan is too high, I can fall back to the 100mm. Although it would be a shame since I already b...
by TooNice
Sat May 06, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The Scythe Mine height and fan info
Replies: 4
Views: 2726

Guh. I really want to get the Mine, but I don't think it would fit on my CM-201 :?
by TooNice
Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe mine CPU cooler reviewed (English translation)
Replies: 36
Views: 17218

Sounds good, I look forward to the article. I wonder at what RPM the Ninja stat to pull ahead. I am not looking to run passive or a Delta, but at the same time, I won't be going with a Nexus at 5V. More like a Yate Loon at 12 or 7V (around 1000 RPM).
by TooNice
Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe mine CPU cooler reviewed (English translation)
Replies: 36
Views: 17218

Another review here: http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=3528&s=5 The site is painfully slow though (for me), and they only use the XP90C as reference. Only two fans are tested. They also mention that height could be an issue when larger fans are fitted. I am looking forward to the CPU cooler round up at Mads...
by TooNice
Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe mine CPU cooler reviewed (English translation)
Replies: 36
Views: 17218

Is there any chance that you'd be able to do some comparison with a 120mm Yate Loon?
by TooNice
Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe mine CPU cooler reviewed (English translation)
Replies: 36
Views: 17218

Mine & 100mm fan= 109 x 105 x 150mm Ninja only= 110 x 110 x 150mm The Ninja, with a 120mm fan, is generally higher than 150mm. But the same Scythe 100mm fan that comes with the Mine is available for separate purchase and can be fitted to the Ninja without increasing the height of the Ninja. BTW, my...
by TooNice
Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe mine CPU cooler reviewed (English translation)
Replies: 36
Views: 17218

Wow, thats promising. Is it as tall as the Ninja or a little shorter?

This looks good, I might go for this instead of the Ninja. I never had the intention of going passive anyway.
by TooNice
Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA cooler shootout on LegionHardware
Replies: 6
Views: 2236

One shows that the Zalman is nothing impressive... the other shows them performing very well. Which one is it?