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by Druneau
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?
Replies: 19
Views: 7829

Re: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?

I purchased the 7970 the first day it was available. Hence why I got a reference card. As for cards with non reference coolers they usually vary alot and it's hard to gather information on which ones have good vrm cooling. (i.e. http://joinpgn.com/hardware/cooling/03262012703-arctic-accelero-xtreme-...
by Druneau
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?
Replies: 19
Views: 7829

Re: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?

I got tired of waiting for Thermalright or Other solutions. I had taken the cooler apart to see if I could modify the stock cooler and replace the radial fan with a 120mm case fan but it would have been alot of work. So I caved and ordered an xtreme 7970. (only store at the time in Canada was memory...
by Druneau
Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 90282

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

I'm glad they kept the PSU on top and added a vent.

Will probably get this case then remove the 3.5" drive bay and separate the main board area from the PSU and 5.25" bays. Kind of like the 3480.
by Druneau
Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 51954

As requested here are shots of messy part of the build haha. I tried keeping them hidden but I guess they have to be shown. The SSD floating around in there by itself. http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/3859/20100916img4978.jpg http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/6135/20100916img4979.jpg http://img21...
by Druneau
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 51954

Thanks For the comments! Since the major concern from the responses are about GPU temp I've ran a quick test running Battlefield Bad Company 2. (the only game installed at the moment lol). I tested DX11 high and DX9 low because I always play low settings and wanted to make sure I was stressing the 5...
by Druneau
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 !!!
Replies: 52
Views: 30052

I finally got my HR-02.

Fit perfectly in my NSK3480.

I posted the build in the gallery forum (viewtopic.php?t=60050)
by Druneau
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 51954

Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

Hello, I've been lurking the forum for a while, figured it was time I posted something that might be useful to someone. This build started in June when I purchased an NSK3480 with plans to lightly modify for silence. I reused most of my hardware and only needed to purchase CPU/MOBO/RAM/COOLER. Here ...
by Druneau
Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 !!!
Replies: 52
Views: 30052

http://www.technic3d.com/article-1126,1 ... m-test.htm


This one popped up on the thermalright webpage.

Still can't find the cooler available on NCIX or Directcanada...
by Druneau
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fanless HR-01 on a i5-760?
Replies: 1
Views: 1217

I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. I want to cool my i5 760 using rear case fan only. From looking around I settled on the Thermalright HR-02. It should cool very well once it's actually release lol. From what I can tell it should be available by the end of the month. http://www.thermalright.c...
by Druneau
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 !!!
Replies: 52
Views: 30052

Saw this on Termalright's website this morning. (yes I load it up every morning to look at the HR-02...) http://www.techxpert.lt/reviews/739-thermalright-hr-02-procesoriaus-ausintuvo-apzvalga.html I have all my new parts + case ready... waiting on this to be available for purchase. Looks like it's g...
by Druneau
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 !!!
Replies: 52
Views: 30052

Here's another review of the HR-02 which is hard to read lol

http://www.xfastest.com/cms/tid-46239/
by Druneau
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 271
Views: 336401

AW2310 - Running since mid January 2010 1920x1080 120hz No buzz/humm @ 100-80 Brightness then with ear within 3-4" of screen (front or back) you can here some medium-low frequency hummmmm. Sounds constant all the way down to 0 brightness. Contrast had no effect on sound. Refresh rate dit not seem to...
by Druneau
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Requesting 120Hz monitor noise reports!
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

Alright, AW2310 - Running since mid January 2010 1920x1080 120hz No buzz/humm @ 100-80 Brightness then with ear within 3-4" of screen (front or back) you can here some medium-low frequency hummmmm. Sounds constant all the way down to 0 brightness. Contrast had no effect on sound. Refresh rate dit no...
by Druneau
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Requesting 120Hz monitor noise reports!
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

I have the Alienware AW2310 at home. What kind of observations are you looking for specifically?

Is there any known way to make LCD's emit more sound? (like certain display patterns?)

I guess I could give you a report of max/min brightness, DVI and also HDMI.
by Druneau
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 !!!
Replies: 52
Views: 30052

I sent them an email and they answered very quickly. I'm impressed. The approximate date isn't too bad either... Email Sent (June 23rd 4PM EST) : Hello, I'm trying to purchase the Thermalright HR-02 shown on your website (http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/cpu/hr-02/product_cpu_hr-0...
by Druneau
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 !!!
Replies: 52
Views: 30052

I've searched the intarweb for release date information and have come up with no answer...

I really want this cooler. I would be nice if it comes out while it's still summertime.
by Druneau
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 !!!
Replies: 52
Views: 30052

HR-01 PLUS: 33 fins. HR-02: 45 fins. If the fin thickness and the total fin height is the same, then the spacing is 2.17 mm. I think they should have stayed at 33 fins. It seems they listened to you lol... the pictures on their website show 32 fins! http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_pa...
by Druneau
Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman MFC2 Video and Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 6175

Yes the RPM display matches the correct RPM of the fan. So if you know the fan you've plugged in normaly runs at 1200rpm@12v, then setting the rpm to 1200 on the controller will get you close to 12v. And yes again, alot of bleeding from the display segments at anything but 0 degree horizontal and ve...
by Druneau
Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman MFC2 Video and Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 6175

Slow fans running at minimum voltage will drop the tach signal out of the monitor's reach. This is pretty much what I was thinking, the tachometer signal was either to weak or not uniform and the unit could not pick it up. Seems like the power monitoring is working fine too. I'm pretty intrigued by...
by Druneau
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman MFC2 Video and Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 6175

The temperature sensors are hooked up.. and that's about it :D . They are still bundled together in the case right behind the top intake fan (under the controller) You're right, I don't have any fans hooked into the motherboard. (although I'm thinking of splicing the fan's RPM sensors and hooking th...
by Druneau
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Reviews of ZM-MFC1 Plus?
Replies: 17
Views: 5425

I felt it would be better to create another thread about my MFC2.

viewtopic.php?t=42448
by Druneau
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman MFC2 Video and Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 6175

Zalman MFC2 Video and Pictures

Hi, I said I would post pictures of the MFC2 fan controller in another thread, i thought I'd make a new thread since the other one was initially for a different subject. Facts: -Ordered the unit from www.ncix.com (canada) on july 17th -Received it on july 31st Configuration: -Fan channel 1 controls ...
by Druneau
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Reviews of ZM-MFC1 Plus?
Replies: 17
Views: 5425

I purchased it from www.NCIX.com. It was more of an "order and wait" kind of purchase. I had almost forgotten about it then it showed up at my door. I'll post some pictures of the unit running tonight. I've only had it for three days now, but I like it. My biggest problem with it are the viewing ang...
by Druneau
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Reviews of ZM-MFC1 Plus?
Replies: 17
Views: 5425

While I haven't seen a review of the product I own the MFC1 (non plus) and the MFC2. What I think they are trying to say (I find they aren't very good at explaining their products) is that cables C1 have a cable which can be plugged in the motherboard header so that the computer can monitor the RPM'...