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by NyteOwl
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any experience with Antec Titan 650 server/workstation case?
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

Re: Any experience with Antec Titan 650 server/workstation c

I helped a colleague build a server using one of these cases. The 650 has no sound dampening whatsoever. You would have to install absorbtive material to both side panels, the top and the back of the door, and some sort of antivibration for the drive mounts. The included power supply is quite good b...
by NyteOwl
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: quiet/short nVidia GTX 670?
Replies: 4
Views: 2336

Re: quiet/short nVidia GTX 670?

You might have a look at the Galaxy GC dual fan model. It's fairly quiet, and is 10" long.
by NyteOwl
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung S27B970 WQHD LED Monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 7417

Re: Samsung S27B970 WQHD LED Monitor

Another monitor heavily influenced by the television market. I wish they'de make some solid monitors in this size in 16:10 again. It's a nice monitor but not sure why anyone would go for this instead of a 30" @ 2560x1600.
by NyteOwl
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: SAPPHIRE Ultimate HD 6670
Replies: 0
Views: 928

SAPPHIRE Ultimate HD 6670

Anyone know if this will fit in an Antec NSK-2480?

Sapphire's website lists the height as 130mm (5.12") but it looks taller than that so I'm thinking that is the card height and doesn't include the upper heatsink.
by NyteOwl
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H Budget FM2 Motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 5470

Re: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H Budget FM2 Motherboard

Is it worth trying to track down the aftermarket heatsinks that people were putting on the Gigabyte boards for the higher wattage Phenoms a couple of years ago for these? I'd assume the 85X of this board version runs equally hot or hotter. Since there are no mounting holes any sinks would of necessi...
by NyteOwl
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Problem with Article Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 8055

Re: Problem with Article Discussion

Dang, that was fast! Thanks! :D
by NyteOwl
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Problem with Article Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 8055

Problem with Article Discussion

When I try and go to the article discussion linked at the end of teh Gigabyte GA-F2A75D3H review I get a message "You are not authorized to view this board." Nor does the article appear in the Article discussion section. :(

Can you advise? :?:
by NyteOwl
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ASUS F2A85-M Pro microATX FM2 Motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 4527

Re: ASUS F2A85-M Pro microATX FM2 Motherboard

Would be nice to compare this with the Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H. I have reservations about the Gigabyte due to their (typical) lack of heatsinks for the VRM's (which was a problem for the Phenom boards).
by NyteOwl
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone TJ08-E or PS07 or ???
Replies: 16
Views: 8551

Re: Silverstone TJ08-E or PS07 or ???

EDIT: Should probably add that using actual elastic bands, the kind we steal from the office stationary cupboard (hands up stationary kleptomaniacs) is probably not ideal. The rubber used will tend to perish and crack over time, better to get down to a craft store and splurge a whole dollar, maybe ...
by NyteOwl
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved
Replies: 57
Views: 31921

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

Oh my :lol: I missed that. Mea Culpa! :oops:
by NyteOwl
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: mSATA to SATA/USB converter
Replies: 6
Views: 10491

Re: mSATA to SATA/USB converter

Boy could I use one of those!
by NyteOwl
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Samsung low-profile 1.35V 4GB DDR3 sticks, $14.44 @ Newegg
Replies: 4
Views: 2987

Re: Samsung low-profile 1.35V 4GB DDR3 sticks, $14.44 @ Newe

These are great and overclock like gangbusters while staying cool. Unfortuantely both Newegg US and Newegg Canada are sold out.
by NyteOwl
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved
Replies: 57
Views: 31921

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

Interesting cousin using 120mm fans isntead of 180 anda vailable in white for them as likes.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.p ... 14&area=en
by NyteOwl
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 65W TDP A10-5700 review
Replies: 14
Views: 8236

Re: 65W TDP A10-5700 review

porkchop wrote:i'm worried these 65w chips will be as elusive as the 65w a8 llanos.
I have one sitting unopened on my desk. I won an A10-5800K in a contest and was sent the 5700 by mistake. So they are definitely available.
by NyteOwl
Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-01 Plus Passive for i5 3570k?
Replies: 9
Views: 4005

Re: Thermalright HR-01 Plus Passive for i5 3570k?

It usually runs on the low to mid 40's C under normal use. Under heavy load it might climb to 55. I've tried gaming with it passive and it climbed to 60-70's mark so If I'm going to play a game I use a fan. Right at this moment I have it OC'ed to 3.6GHz with an NF12P and the fan speed is showing 320...
by NyteOwl
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which APU
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

Which APU

I have the opportunity to pick up an new AMD APU at quite a good price. I am however somewhat of two minds as to which to choose. Heatsink will likely be a Mini Ninja as I have a NIB one on the shelf. A10-5800K - 3.8GHz CPU, 800MHz GPU, 100W TDP or A10-5700 - 3.4GHz CPU, 760MHz GPU, 65W TDP The old ...
by NyteOwl
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-01 Plus Passive for i5 3570k?
Replies: 9
Views: 4005

Re: Thermalright HR-01 Plus Passive for i5 3570k?

I have an HR-01 passive on a QX9650 at stock speeds in a P182. Case fans are 1200rpm Slipstreams in the front and bottom, and 800 rpm slipstreams top and rear. It works fine. (I have from time to time overclocked it at which time I use a Noctua NF12P.) Should handle an i5 without too much trouble :)
by NyteOwl
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What's with the Noctua fascination?
Replies: 39
Views: 23805

Re: What's with the Noctua fascination?

The older system is my home server that ahs been running 24/7 for about 5-6 years (minus an occasional reboot, cleaning etc.) The workstation has averaged (estimate) about 6 hours a day for 4 years. Sometimes not on some days, or on all day etc. The Noctuas are usually about $19-20 CAD but can occas...
by NyteOwl
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What's with the Noctua fascination?
Replies: 39
Views: 23805

Re: What's with the Noctua fascination?

Having just "refanned" a case with Noctuas I can tell you two reasons - reliability and longevity. When I built my current workstation in 2008 I thought I'd try for as quiet as possible. SO following reviews and threads and this forum I filled the case with Scythe Slipstreams - 1x800rpm CPU, 2x800 r...
by NyteOwl
Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 660 Ti Reviews
Replies: 36
Views: 18100

Re: GTX 660 Ti Reviews

Another roundup review at hardwarecanucks.com - http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/ha ... y-msi.html
by NyteOwl
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: advice fans
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

Re: advice fans

I have a P182 with a simialr configuraltion: top and back are 800 rpm Scythe SLipstreams middle front and bottom compartment are 1200 rpm Scythe Slipstreams All are "soft" mounted (The CPU fan is also an 800rpm Slipstream) All run at full speed. This is very quiet to inaudible with the case under th...
by NyteOwl
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Thermalr
Replies: 84
Views: 34512

Re: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Ther

Great review. Unfortunately, as has been observed, 800 and 1150rpm GT's are unavailable anywhere pretty much (though EU outlets still seem to have stock). Noiseblockers are the same way - unobtainable.

I wonder how noisey my case would be with 5 1450rpmGT's?
by NyteOwl
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Swap out fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

Re: Swap out fans?

Gentle Typhoons are quiet at 800rpm but they do not undervolt well so buy the [email protected] versions if you want quiet. I would have preferred 800's and 1150's but I cannot find any of those speed models in Canada. Everyone only seems to stock the 1450/1850/3000 rpm models. If I want slower speeds I m...
by NyteOwl
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Swap out fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

Swap out fans?

Back again about my Slipstreams. I wrote last spring about some failing fans. Well a good cleaning and they're running again - albeit not at full speed. I figure that it is a matter of time before the slow ones do reach an unuseable speed and the ones still running fien (2/5) start to slow. I had or...
by NyteOwl
Thu May 17, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel's Answer to Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 3237

Re: Intel's Answer to Raspberry Pi

edh wrote:Someone could of course scale up the Raspberry Pi concept to something larger and more feasible for general use, that would compete more with what Intel is talkign about here.
Something like this?

http://trimslice.com/web/
by NyteOwl
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing failing Scythe Slipstreams - Opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

Replacing failing Scythe Slipstreams - Opinions?

I have a P-182 that is currently cooled using Scythe Slipstreams. (top, rear and CPU heatsink (HR-01) are 800 rpm, front and lower compartment are 1200 rpm) All fans are about 3.5 years old. Within the last two or three months, the CPU fan, front fan and top fan have started to fail with speeds drop...
by NyteOwl
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: No low-end 28nm GPUs from AMD?
Replies: 8
Views: 2721

Re: No low-end 28nm GPUs from AMD?

It's hardly low end, but the 7950 is out and the Sapphire HD 7950 OE seems SPCR-worthy. It runs at 1v instead of the usual 1,1v (this is probably due to luck on Anandtech's part or cherrypicking by Sapphire) and has noise under load comparable to other cards at idle. Under Metro 2033 load noise ris...
by NyteOwl
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Lenovo Thinkserver TS130 Review
Replies: 2
Views: 8585

Re: Lenovo Thinkserver TS130 Review

I wonder if it would accept adapter trays that take from 2-4 2.5" drives in a 3.5" bay.
by NyteOwl
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The World's Most Dangerous Person
Replies: 20
Views: 4137

You found a picture of George Soros? :D
by NyteOwl
Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: do i really need a gigabit router[?]
Replies: 27
Views: 17742

Forget about future proofing. A router may not last forever, and it will probably break by the time you need something faster. If the price difference isn't great future proofing is a good idea. It doesn't have to mean proofing against 5 years down the road. It can mean that if 3 months from now yo...