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by AuraAllan
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
Replies: 61
Views: 47127

Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR

Happy Tenth Anniversary!

Thank you for all the informative articles :D
by AuraAllan
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)

Okay. I will start looking for at HR-01 Plus then. Remember to get also the TR Universal Pressure Vault kit (and possibly the TR AM-2/3 Bolt-Thru-Kit Rev. B.). TR also makes two ducts, an orange one for LGA775 (shorter), and the blue one for AMD K8 (longer), I don't know whether or not you may be i...
by AuraAllan
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)

Okay. I will start looking for at HR-01 Plus then.

Thanks guys :)
by AuraAllan
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)

Wouldn't the fins block the convection "airflow" if the NH-C14 was to be installed in a vertical case? It will work just fine either way. With even slow fans the convection won't count. And you have 160mm of space for it. More than enough. Okay but I would still prefer a tower style heatsink in thi...
by AuraAllan
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)

Case will be horizontal so Noctua NH-C14 will not be a good option. Why would that matter? Wouldn't the fins block the convection "airflow" if the NH-C14 was to be installed in a vertical case? How much height do you have in which to fit the heat sink? I'm pretty sure 160mm is absolute max. Designe...
by AuraAllan
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)

Or what about this: http://www.nofencomputer.com/kor/products/nofen_cooler_cr132.php Don't know where I can buy it though. Looks interesting but also suspect. I would wait until you see a few reviews... unless dust is a major issue to you. It looks pretty dustproof to me... wires for fins. I agree....
by AuraAllan
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)

Top cover? is this a HTPC style case or a Antec monster style case with a top fan? If it's HTPC style pizza box how is a top fan going to help a tower style HS with horizontal fins opposing airflow? Not much synergy there. You said the Noctua wouldn't fit well, if that is the case then the Cooler M...
by AuraAllan
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)

Case will be horizontal so Noctua NH-C14 will not be a good option. Will you use high airflow case fans? Note high airflow does not equal high noise. This is all about practical CFM. If no case fan or very low airflow near the HS then at least the horizontal placement allows convection to work with...
by AuraAllan
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)

dhanson865 wrote:I don't know. I wouldn't consider a >1kg HS anyway. I just don't like that much weight hanging sideways off my motherboard.
I know but the case is just barely wide enough to fit the NH-U12P so it will have nowhere to go.
I don't move my PC around so I don't think its a problem.
by AuraAllan
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)

Thank you for the lecture dhanson865 :)

So Noctua NH-U12P > Thermalright HR-02 when running passive?

EDIT: Case will be horizontal so Noctua NH-C14 will not be a good option.
by AuraAllan
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)

I had a totally passive build once. (Minus the power supply) I fastened an ancient CPU card's cooler (the kind with dozens of sharp fingers reaching upward) to a Pentium III and let it be. Got really hot but didn't fry. Sounds interesting. Could you post a picture? I'm not entirely sure I know what...
by AuraAllan
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)

HR-1 plus and HR+2 seems to have pretty tight fin spacing. They don't come much wider. And as counter intuitive as it may seem, the HR-1 plus appears to out perform the larger Ninja. If you are looking to try something new, why not try the thermalright? Okay. I guess the pictures cheated me regardi...
by AuraAllan
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)

Thank you for your answer ces.

Unfortunately you mentioned all the HS's I had in mind.

Orochi is just too big.

HR-1 plus and HR+2 seems to have pretty tight fin spacing.

I might have to get myself a Ninja then. Again.
I was stupid enough to sell my first Ninja to my littlebrother.
by AuraAllan
Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Whats a really good HS for low airflow? (semi passive)

Hi there. I'm messing around with a few systems that I want to try out in some cases. Some testing fun :) All configurations will have only one fan. A 120mm exhaust fan. I need a HS thats really good for low airflow as it's going to run semi-passive. The HS will need to fit 1155, 1156, AM2, AM2+ and...
by AuraAllan
Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Low power usage PC
Replies: 29
Views: 25084

Re: Low power usage PC

Maybe fit-PC2i could be an option http://www.fit-pc.com/web/
by AuraAllan
Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case size comparison
Replies: 9
Views: 1608

That's pretty useful.

Thanks.
by AuraAllan
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: uhh... AMD 1090T kicks asss... 'nuff said
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: uhh... AMD 1090T kicks asss... 'nuff said

~El~Jefe~ wrote:Holy crap my machine roasts monkey anus.
Nice.

So what are the complete specs for your computer?
And what about power consumption?
by AuraAllan
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: hello!
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Welcome to SPCR cocooner !
by AuraAllan
Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New here
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Welcome to SPCR Janet.
by AuraAllan
Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: silent, powerful affordable laptop - Acer TimelineX 3820TG
Replies: 17
Views: 12283

@ 3820TG owners:

How annoying is the glossy screen?
I really love the specs of this laptop but the glossy screen turns me of. Totally.
by AuraAllan
Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My new refrigerator adventure (part green, part noise rant)
Replies: 22
Views: 5424

No gas, heating oil or anything like that. We have district heating here. We have a washer. No dryer though. They are still too inefficient for my liking. Also I love the smell our clothes has when it has been hanging outside. :D That's interesting about the clothes drying. That's not uncommon here...
by AuraAllan
Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My new refrigerator adventure (part green, part noise rant)
Replies: 22
Views: 5424

I'm totally stunned by your numbers. They are HUGE ! Edit: Why are your using so much? Extremely low efficiency on appliances or what? I just don't get it. Are you using gas or heating oil for anything? I don't have any way to attach a power gauge to my water heater, but I know for a fact that's a ...
by AuraAllan
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My new refrigerator adventure (part green, part noise rant)
Replies: 22
Views: 5424

I'm totally stunned by your numbers. They are HUGE ! Edit: Why are your using so much? Extremely low efficiency on appliances or what? I just don't get it. I'm 100% sure of my numbers. We can watch them online directly from our supplier. Here is June, July and August: http://img.photobucket.com/albu...
by AuraAllan
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My new refrigerator adventure (part green, part noise rant)
Replies: 22
Views: 5424

Wow ! ! 1630kWh/year ? 1556kWh/year ? Thats more then my girlfriend and I used the last 12 months :shock: Where do you live? In a shoe? I'd give anything to use < 700 kWh/mo, which is the bare minimum, and I even have gas heat. During cooling season, it goes as high as 1800 kHw/mo. We moved since t...
by AuraAllan
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll 3: Do you have an SSD or plan to get one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3257

"Yes. I have an SSD in my PC"
by AuraAllan
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll 2: How much disk space do you use on your PC?
Replies: 14
Views: 3305

19,3 GB of 80 GB used on my primary PC.
135 GB of 1 TB used on my NAS.
by AuraAllan
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll 1: How much storage do you have active on your PC?
Replies: 7
Views: 2757

80 GB in my primary PC and 1 TB in my NAS.
by AuraAllan
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Antec NSK1380 review
Replies: 29
Views: 78801

I'm sorry to dig up this old thread, but I wanted to ask if the case is possible to use without the PSU? And if so would a Ninja II fit? (Pico user here....) Take a look at these threads: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=38787 http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t...
by AuraAllan
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Best energy efficient monitor?
Replies: 28
Views: 21906

My Dell G2410 (24") consumes ~15W with my current settings.
by AuraAllan
Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK1380 with PicoPSU, Minja etc
Replies: 24
Views: 35867

Wow that build is SO clean now.
VERY nice.



Now go paint the top cover ! :P