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by dcuccia
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 34485

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

Great post, thanks! Would be very cool to someday see an SPCR configurator w/ noise levels changing as you toggle components. I know it's not easy...things are nonlinear, etc...but still, would be cool and you have so much spectral data.
by dcuccia
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler
Replies: 23
Views: 15394

Re: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler

Installed one of these last week. Fantastic; just make sure you have that long screwdriver - the included "wrench" is useless, especially if you've already got the motherboard installed.
by dcuccia
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 324169

Re: Upcoming Reviews & Articles

Can you guys review the new Tranquil PC Media Center (MMC-12)?

http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/03/tran ... less-htpc/
by dcuccia
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB: The Perfect Balance?
Replies: 24
Views: 9251

Re: Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB: The Perfect Balance?

2nd to last paragraph of review should read:

"(Western Digital now has a 2TB Green Power)"

...not:

"(Western Digital now has a 2GB Green Power)"

Was searching for "2GB Green Power" and couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting any hits!
by dcuccia
Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: PSU Review Request - Lian Li Silent Force 850W PSU
Replies: 1
Views: 3290

PSU Review Request - Lian Li Silent Force 850W PSU

Hey Mike,

Just read this bit-tech review, but no quantitative performance on the noise:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/1 ... 850w-psu/1

Any chance we could get the full SPCR treatment?

David
by dcuccia
Mon May 21, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: ThinkPad Silent Owl Blade Fan for Santa Rosa: -3dB noise
Replies: 1
Views: 3251

ThinkPad Silent Owl Blade Fan for Santa Rosa: -3dB noise

Not sure if this belongs in Notebook Systems or Fans... Just ran across this article describing a novel (?) approach for lowering fan noise. The operating concept is to create a notch in the airflow, similar to what silences an owl's wings. Supposedly, this lowered the noise of the notebook fan by 3...
by dcuccia
Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fans for Noctua nh-u12F
Replies: 14
Views: 4924

The guys at Anandtech recommended a second fan for extra cooling:

http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling/sh ... i=2976&p=9

Would a Nexus 120mm cause problems being not matched in airflow?
by dcuccia
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Media PC made from Junk
Replies: 13
Views: 11005

MikeC wrote:Please give credit where it's due -- the project is Edward McKeating's.
My mistake, cheers Edward!!
by dcuccia
Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Media PC made from Junk
Replies: 13
Views: 11005

Re: Quiet Media PC made from Junk

Nice job Mike!
by dcuccia
Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 293583

Re: Intel quad-core?

(Maybe what I'm asking for is a "Model Zero" P180 quad-core w/ a 8800gts/x made as quiet as possible.) Yeah, that's what it sounds like. A whole 'nuther model. Probably needs a P190. Really? I'm currently running: p180 (w/ 1 nexus 120mm case fan) seasonic m12 700w E6400@3ghz (arctic silver; cnps950...
by dcuccia
Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 293583

Intel quad-core?

Hey Mike, Great ideas! Three questions/requests for Model One Point One: I haven't seen any SPCR reporting of a quiet QX6700-based system yet...think you could you get said SPC w/in your noise spec? I understand the issues, but I'm in the market for a quiet workstation (hopefully no longer an oxymor...
by dcuccia
Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: picoPSU+core duo+7300GT/7600GS? GT's power consumption?
Replies: 4
Views: 3301

picoPSU+core duo+7300GT/7600GS? GT's power consumption?

Hi, I'm trying to build a silent, 120W picoPSU-based HTPC using: i945GTm-VHL Core Duo MB 2.0 GHz Yonah CPU Thermalright XP-120 HS w/o fan 1GB PC5300 sodimm RAM 160GB Seagate 7200.7 PATA drive NEC 3550 DVD-RW Antec NSK2400 Case (w/o PS) Fuji-Plus USB HDTV tuner All that's left is a low-power, discret...
by dcuccia
Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-90
Replies: 8
Views: 3233

jmke wrote:my colleague reviewer used an XP-90C on his Yonah test setup here:
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getart ... rticID=434

the S478 version of the HR-01 will fit without issue
Thanks!
by dcuccia
Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 / 64: Quiet $15 Heatsink
Replies: 14
Views: 11625

478 equivalent for cheap/small/completely silent?

I'm building a new HTPC w/ the AOpen i945GTm-VHL mobo + Core Duo CPU (socket 478 HSF connector), and looking for a "completely silent" cooling solution like the one discussed in this article (but compatible w/ 478). Any suggestions?
by dcuccia
Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-90
Replies: 8
Views: 3233

for passive cooling the HR-01 would do better, not so tightly packed fins means airflow is better, the Ultra-90 is meant for active cooling. Could someone please tell me if the HR-01 will work w/ Yonah (socket 479)? The HR-01-775 version is supposed to work w/ 478, and I thought these two were very...