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by Shobai
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate's 10TB HDDs
Replies: 37
Views: 96488

Re: Seagate's 10TB HDDs

I almost feel like the link to the press release at the bottom was redundant. It's nice to see that there was a comment in the original post of the forum thread, but most casual browser won't see that unless they specifically click through to the forum.
by Shobai
Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus FanConnect - control case fans with gfx card
Replies: 6
Views: 7420

Re: Asus FanConnect - control case fans with gfx card

I also do not have one of these cards. From reading the Asus article you linked, though, it looks like the additional fans aren't tied to the same control as the GPU fans [because they show setting up custom fan curves for the additional fans]. I think that another interesting question is whether yo...
by Shobai
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-5775C: Broadwell for Desktops
Replies: 11
Views: 19369

Re: Intel Core i7-5775C: Broadwell for Desktops

A quick question regarding your "platform cost" section: it looks like you've got AMD's A8-7600 using $60 RAM where the rest of the DDR3 systems are using $40 RAM. Your test notes mention a single DDR3 and a single DDR4 option, and the notes on the price graph call out only the Skylake system as nee...
by Shobai
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Precision PS11B-Q Budget Tower
Replies: 1
Views: 2806

Re: SilverStone Precision PS11B-Q Budget Tower

The puzzling hole in the top/rear corner is usually there to allow the 4pin/8pin auxiliary cable to be run from the PSU, behind the motherboard tray, to the socket. The cable often needs to be routed before the motherboard is installed and attached once the motherboard is in place. Consider the shot...
by Shobai
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Kublai KL05 Budget ATX Case
Replies: 5
Views: 4097

Re: SilverStone Kublai KL05 Budget ATX Case

G'day all,

I know I'm coming late to the game, but how much clearance is there between the top fan mounts and the cover? For example, would a 60mm thick 280mm radiator fit inside the cover?

Thanks
by Shobai
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon R9 290X Cooling
Replies: 12
Views: 11170

Re: Radeon R9 290X Cooling

I went custom water cooling for my R9 290 after using a dwood bracket and AIO cooler for my HD6950, but if the idea of "The Mod" interests you NZXT is producing the G10 bracket which is a commercial kit to adapt any Asetek cooler to a GPU. As I see it, the main benefit of going this route [water, wh...
by Shobai
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: External fan controller that adjusts fans based on temps?
Replies: 15
Views: 4145

Re: External fan controller that adjusts fans based on temps

Not sure if you're up to doing some soldering, but I'm intrigued by this one: Intelligent 12V Fan Controller The High Points • Control up to eight computer fans based on the measured temperature • Windows software for configuration and display of temperatures and fan speeds • Stand alone (does not n...
by Shobai
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphic cards power consumption reviews: any reliable one?
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Re: Graphic cards power consumption reviews: any reliable on

I'm a big fan of the Tech Report, their articles and reviews are really top stuff.
by Shobai
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Underclocking and undervolting a Sapphire 6950 2GB
Replies: 0
Views: 1925

Underclocking and undervolting a Sapphire 6950 2GB

G'day guys, I wanted to document how I finally managed to get the control over my 6950 that I've been missing ever since upgrading from a 4890. I used to be able to use RivaTuner with 4890 config file to downclock and undervolt the 4890 so that it ran quietly and cool when I didn't need it, but then...
by Shobai
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Identify this?
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: Identify this?

This?

SAMURAI Z
by Shobai
Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire 6950 fan runs constantly at full speed
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Sapphire 6950 fan runs constantly at full speed

G'day guys, Chasing some advice: I built a machine which includes a Sapphire 6950 DiRT3 edition card, which runs it's fans at full speed at all times. From power on to shutdown, full speed. Afterburner, Rivatuner, TriXX can all happily change and set clocks, but nothing can set the fans to anything ...
by Shobai
Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fastest low-pro Pci-E video card with S-Video or Componet?
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Re: Fastest low-pro Pci-E video card with S-Video or Compone

Sparkle makes a low profile GTS250 [basically a slower, low profile, lower power 9800GTX]. Newegg
by Shobai
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent recycled pc
Replies: 3
Views: 2163

love your work! that really looks like a good case =) it'd take the long GPUs, ATX PSUs...hmm =)

p.s. what size fan is that one the back?
by Shobai
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case fan guards
Replies: 13
Views: 2992

this is all info that you can easily find by doing a search, and i'd encourage you to have a go at finding the info for yourself, as there's a whole lot that's written elsewhere that i won't go into. basically, fan grills are cut to reduce airflow impedance - this has a swag of benefits, have a look...
by Shobai
Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will this exceed 300 Watts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

i think this has been sufficiently iterated, but just in case you've still got any doubts, check my sig.
by Shobai
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which of this low-profile coolers is the quietest?
Replies: 17
Views: 5108

zalman's fanmate 2 regulators can be had for $5AU or less, have you looked into them at all? as much as i love DIY, sometimes it's just less time consuming to grab something premade. i've got one that came with a CNPS8800, have been trying to convince myself i don't need more!
by Shobai
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which of this low-profile coolers is the quietest?
Replies: 17
Views: 5108

i've found the Big Shuriken to be good - got speedfan setup to keep the fan running nice and slow most of the time, and it's nice and quiet. it'd probably benefit from higher airflow if you can fit a thicker, quiet fan on it, but otherwise i'm quite impressed.
by Shobai
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Twin Turbo Pro Installed on my 5870 :-)
Replies: 62
Views: 22685

it's a pretty nice cooler, hey =) it came stock on my 4890 - i was going to grab any old 4890 and throw an Twin Turbo on it, but this Amaze card with the TT Pro ended up being cheaper anyway! I use Rivatuner to underclock it all the way down to 250/200 core/memory clocks - i've got it set up to auto...
by Shobai
Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Artic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro When??
Replies: 1
Views: 811

not sure when the seperate release is, but certain graphics cards have had them for a while - my Amaze brand 4890 came stock with one.
by Shobai
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NSK 3480 case - Do you use the CPU side panel duct?
Replies: 9
Views: 1955

voted 'no and...', like the majority i swapped panels over
by Shobai
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Wood case: Straight airflow with a 22cm fan - Comments?
Replies: 13
Views: 4843

i think you've started out with the right idea - grab a fan which moves a large amount of air while spinning at low speeds, ideally reducing noise. if i may make a suggestion; have a look at Bluefront's work, IsaacKuo's work. at the moment you've got a certain amount of air moving, and it moves most...
by Shobai
Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: M-ITX DIY case with 120mm fan / now with HD3450 mod!
Replies: 30
Views: 34925

you know, the other way to effect the same outcome would be to carefully slice out the end of the PCIE slot, modding it to be like some are made. that way any card you put in there will still be able to be used to it's full potential in the event you remove it..
by Shobai
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 601041

wow, took me a long time to notice your question, mark;

can't say that i noticed anything like that - i don't have the machine plugged into the meter constantly, as i use it on other builds as well, but i didn't notice anything like that while i was checking my machine out.
by Shobai
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Solo with a GTX 275 -- some cutting was made
Replies: 10
Views: 2936

any idea on what it's costing you in terms of power usage compared to your old PSU? could you have lessened the scream by ducting the PSU intake to fresh air?
by Shobai
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What APP can I measure GUP usage%?
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

have you tried rivatuner?

the hardware monitoring tab should be able to give you a GPU usage graph
by Shobai
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-ITX with PCIe 16x support
Replies: 17
Views: 4059

look into the SFF mobos from HP, etc:

C2D, PCIE 16x & 1x, DTX form factor

this little guy takes your 65W e8x00s, just add water/GPU
by Shobai
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A Definitive Answer on the Silverstone TJ08
Replies: 6
Views: 1874

i bought the nsk3400 [at the time] while my mate got a TJ08 for our last machines. having built both, i much preferred integrity of the nsk! the TJ sometimes felt like i was bending it, and even now, i know which one i rather transporting anywhere.. i spent a bit of time ducting/compartmentalising t...
by Shobai
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 601041

OK, now that sounds just loony. Have you done a full load stress test? surely have =) using a bodgy 'wall wart' style wattmeter, after the system was running at stable load temps [hence the PSU wasn't going to draw more current as it got warmer] 300W AC was measured. now, before we get too crazy he...
by Shobai
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old HP case, new guts =)
Replies: 19
Views: 8119

all righty =) so, load temps were annoying me a little. after playing a game for a few hours, the CPU'd be approaching 70C while the GPU'd be up around 86,87C. so, as i had a noisy blower fan spare and a few hours between class and work, i knocked this little extractor fan together. et voila: http:/...
by Shobai
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 601041

see the system in my sig - X3 720, 4890, HDD, DVD, 300W PSU