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by thejamppa
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My Quest for renewing my computer
Replies: 0
Views: 5801

My Quest for renewing my computer

Hello everyone! its been while since I have been here. Life is busy. My computer has stayed most part 4+ year unchanged: Antec Solo Asus M4A97 Phenom II BE 955 8 GB Kingston 1333 DDR3 500GB Smasung HDD 1 TB Samsung 2 TB WD Seasonic X550 W PSU. So with tax returns I orderd AMD FX4300 Fractal Design R...
by thejamppa
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua Thermal Paste
Replies: 5
Views: 2477

Re: Noctua Thermal Paste

If toothpaste works for TIM, then most toothpastes will do their job more than adequately and there's no reason to buy premium TIM's. I know this as I have gone thru more than over 30 different types and brands during my silencing career. They all work well enough.
by thejamppa
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua releases NH-D15
Replies: 3
Views: 2545

Re: Noctua releases NH-D15

Looks intresting. I like Noctua's coolers but so far most of their fans have had some tonality or weird side noises that has made me grind my teeth. PWM might be solution though, I haven't tested their latest fans though.
by thejamppa
Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R4 launches
Replies: 108
Views: 428326

Re: Fractal Design Define R4 launches

Even I have to relinquish Antewc Solos wonderful HDD suspension it is my believe that R4's upper HDD cage is removable, allowing create space to make suspension? Yep, it's removable. Sweet thank you. Seems I am closer to obtain R4... now the Color... I hate blue leds, I dig red leds but White One i...
by thejamppa
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: InWin H-Frame - different approach, suited for us?
Replies: 5
Views: 2371

Re: InWin H-Frame - different approach, suited for us?

That looks like EGG / Hamslicer-Toaster from Hell....
by thejamppa
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R4 launches
Replies: 108
Views: 428326

Re: Fractal Design Define R4 launches

Yesterday I worked with Fractal Design R3 and I loved how the case looked in real life and how things were done in that case. I am now officially considering replicating my trusty old Antec Solo with R4. Why? Because I have become very big fan of positive pressure. Especially dusty environment where...
by thejamppa
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: European Commission against democracy in Romania
Replies: 60
Views: 16284

Re: European Commission against democracy in Romania

Who even believes true democratic principles and methods are key points and issues in EU should re-check their medications. Anyone who bothers read history and such, know that EU lives now phase death of democracy and birth of Plutocrastic power in likeness of old Soviet Union in some terms and some...
by thejamppa
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I am back
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

Re: I am back

Vicotnik wrote:"Missing in Finnish wilderness, howling to moon with wolf brethren and walking with brother bears"

^ been missing that one. :) Welcome back!
I am glad someone missed me :D
by thejamppa
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap case which has good sound properties?
Replies: 9
Views: 2536

Re: Cheap case which has good sound properties?

I had Antec 300 by itself it wasn't quiet, but it was cheap and after work: cutting fan grilles and replace some of them with wire grilles, adding two layers of bitumen matt floors, top and sides + foam on bottom and sides, I quadrupled its weight and it became very quiet case with Nexus Fans. That ...
by thejamppa
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Phanteks PH-TC14PE Dual Fan CPU Heatsink
Replies: 8
Views: 5036

Re: Phanteks PH-TC14PE Dual Fan CPU Heatsink

I read on OCN that FrostyTech has proven that "Red" (which is reviewed here) is cooler than Blue, Orange and White (Black wasn't tested). Maybe it is quieter or acoustically smoother as well. Now that is interesting. You think color would not affect all. Now all colors must test two or three to rem...
by thejamppa
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Completely silent high-end/Gaming rig ... DONE !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 9041

Re: Completely silent high-end/Gaming rig ... DONE !!!

I am getting my old habbits: 1stly, congrats on nice builds. 2ndly: Pictures, pretty please!
by thejamppa
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I am back
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

I am back

After lurking SPCR again past few years without being that active I was, I am back again. I am matured I guess and my focus has somewhat changed from absolute silencing into pleasant tonalities. After spending over 1/3 of my life silencing computers, years before I found SPCR and I can't even rememb...
by thejamppa
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 to Raven RV03 impressions
Replies: 3
Views: 5230

Re: Antec P180 to Raven RV03 impressions

Your findings for RV-03 are pretty much like mine in FT-02. My case fans were smooth without tonalities though. There are variations in the fans and you may have a bad sample. What comes your worry that in low speed fans don't move enough air. Do not worry those AP-181 move seriously air at low spee...
by thejamppa
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fortress FT-02 after a year
Replies: 0
Views: 1938

Fortress FT-02 after a year

Hello everyone! I am back after small hiatus! So, I bought Silverstone FT-02 without window whileback based on SPCR review. I was horrid to putout almost 200€'s to a case. Now over a years use, I am here to give a feedback. This is not user review or not to be treated as one, so I will post it here ...
by thejamppa
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-Itx Core i3
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Re: Mini-Itx Core i3

H61's have basicly no stock in here atm at least in Mini-ITX form factor and mATX is too big for them. I don't know why. SSD pumps price too much for decent size one. Those fitting in budget are too small. Computer has to include also OS. Atom is no go, when male of the family had read about Core i3...
by thejamppa
Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-Itx Core i3
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Mini-Itx Core i3

Hello guys! My brother's wife asked me to build her sister a small yet relatively powerful computer. As small as possible but more powerful than Intel ATOM's are. Sister chose case with her hubby based on the looks so it will go interior and small as possible so: 2x4GB DDR3 1333Mhz A-Data Samsung Sl...
by thejamppa
Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fan roundup (vertical mount)
Replies: 14
Views: 11718

Re: 140mm fan roundup (vertical mount)

Here's my experience of 140mm fans just bit overall: Sharkoon Silent 140mm system fan: Quite nice, no tonality. Slight growl heard from the hub very near. Tested Antec Three Hundred top fan vertical. Fan blades caused minimal vibrations but not enough to affect case. NoiseBlocker BlackSilent XK-1: I...
by thejamppa
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 14497

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

There's no such thing as harmless or recreational drug. They all affect people somehow, even cannabis. Sure cannabis does not make person violent and most cannbis users are very laid back, relaxed and so forth but it still doesn't remove that fact that cannabis does change brain chemistry... but so ...
by thejamppa
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion
Replies: 120
Views: 23054

Re: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion

More popular Apple's system become, more widely they are adapt, more they will attract attention of black hatters, cyber criminals and cracker-hackers. When Firefox first became it was told safest browser's there is. When it became more and more popular more vulenrabilties were found. However Apple'...
by thejamppa
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Machines of the Tortuga (56K Warning update: 21.08.2011)
Replies: 21
Views: 19898

Re: Machines of the Tortuga (Lots of pictures )

update 21.08.2011: Ok, I got Silverstone FT-02 and my Game rig got new home. My Sandy Bridge has now officially been Fortified. And here's some images. First one are from Alpha test and slow progress into Beta phase via changing fan in CPU and and changing HDD place. Hardware: PSU: Seasonic X-560 Mo...
by thejamppa
Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Machines of the Tortuga (56K Warning update: 21.08.2011)
Replies: 21
Views: 19898

Re: Machines of the Tortuga (Lots of pictures )

Maybe you fixed this, but I saw here that ram sticks are not placed for dual chanel... you should place your two ram stick on the yellow connectors, for exemple ;) (sorry for digging...again... I followed a link from a newer post :oops: ) Its alright, I did fix it when Noticing same thing. Anyway, ...
by thejamppa
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent gaming PC - suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3013

Re: Silent gaming PC - suggestions?

Better late than never: Yes, it's working great! The part making most noise in idle and in load is the fractal fans. It's only a very low hummering depending on the fan settings. E.g. played Crysis 2, 1920x1080, on lowest fan speed (I think the fan controllers lowest is ~600RPM), without any proble...
by thejamppa
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: In Win Dragon Rider Enthusiast/Gaming Tower
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: In Win Dragon Rider Enthusiast/Gaming Tower

Ug. I remember when InWin had the classiest case of the Pentium II era: What happened ? I really don't get this dragon/manga crap they got going on over in Asia...And don't they like do research about markets in which they will sell this stuff ? Thanks for a great review as always SPCR but the case...
by thejamppa
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What not to buy & what I ended up with
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Re: What not to buy & what I ended up with

Thanks for the input. It helped me to decide my new PSU: Seasonix X-560. It will be way more than enough to run my 2500K + 460 GTX super clocked. I was torn between Enermaxes, Corsairs and Seasonics. I had to give my old Corsair HX-620 to my brother who'se only computer's psu started to act as flame...
by thejamppa
Fri May 20, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet 5670 or 5770
Replies: 15
Views: 3057

Re: Quiet 5670 or 5770

Is the L2 silent though? I should be able to get the S1 at near the same price so what would the advantages of the L2 be over it? I tested L2 with my HD 4850. Now if your card has working fan control L2 will be nice choice. At full speed it was more pleasurable to hear than Asus HD 4670 or Sapphire...
by thejamppa
Thu May 19, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooler for GTX 460
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

Cooler for GTX 460

Hello everyone! I have decided that I need to change cooler for my Evga SuperClocked GTX 460. Its not bad for stock cooler but... Not enough for me at this point. GTX 460 is pretty demanding card for cooler. I was doing some searches and found two candidates: Prolimatech mk-13 + gtx 460 combo for 64...
by thejamppa
Mon May 16, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: should i upgrade my rig? 775 -> 1155
Replies: 13
Views: 1554

Re: should i upgrade my rig? 775 -> 1155

If your 775 is fine and you don't need to upgrade it, it might be wiser to keep 775 in P180 and build 1155 ITX. It costs more but its good to have back up machine. Hpwever what do you plan to do with the mini ITX? If you keep 775 rig its perfectly able to play modern games no sweat and then you don'...
by thejamppa
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Advice on a suitable cpu cooler
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Re: Advice on a suitable cpu cooler

Just my 2snt's: Prolimatech Armageddon is so slim cooler that even with fan it clear ram modules. But anything from Noctua should fit the bill and you get one of the best attachment methods there is: SecuFirm 2.
by thejamppa
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Prolimatech Genesis - Its a monster
Replies: 10
Views: 2007

Re: Prolimatech Genesis - Its a monster

OC3D took a look at this too. ok performance, but questionable value without fans. I agree, but few years back that same was said about Thermalrights products aswell. Not everyone are packrats that hoarde good fans in storage just in case like yours truly. Genesis is designed primarly for 140mm fan...
by thejamppa
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Picking a heatsink for i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz
Replies: 44
Views: 8892

Re: Picking a heatsink for i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz

Now that my Sandy Bridge on its way, I find this thread most useful. Thank you! Is there anything more you want to know? I've done stupid amounts of research. Now, its just research and not personal experience, but I figure if someone else benefits from the hours I spent looking around the web, the...