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by Gator
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Replies: 20
Views: 9476

Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Mike: Thanks for the quick response!

Alas, my plans for a "Sandy Bridge" build have been rendered moot - will likely be deferred for a few months, at least until the ground in the DIY market stops shaking from Intel's latest earthquake. :shock: :roll:
by Gator
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Replies: 20
Views: 9476

Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Thanks for the Lian-Li PC-V354 case review! :D I am a bit confused as to the available clearance for CPU HSF though... on page 4 of the review you show this image: http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/images/lianli-pcv354/18.jpg With the caption: " Our test system included a Core i5-750 processor coo...
by Gator
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good Antec SOLO alternative?
Replies: 9
Views: 3813

200mm fan is not silent, its quiet but not silent and as of best very hard to replace. Antec Three Hundred would offer great cooling but is hardly a silent case though. Replacement (with another identical Antec 200mm fan ) ain't hard. :twisted: Finding a QUIETER alternative 200mm fan... THAT is har...
by Gator
Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-C12P: A Top-Down Cooler Rises to the Top
Replies: 55
Views: 28812

Some followup to my earlier post, I sent an email query to Noctua and received the following diagram in response to my query (Thank you Noctua!) :) http://lh3.ggpht.com/krpgnv/SLda4CurUtI/AAAAAAAAAB8/NB7FzbYSt4A/s800/c12p-dimensions.jpg Which implies that if the NH-C12P is mounted with the curved he...
by Gator
Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-C12P: A Top-Down Cooler Rises to the Top
Replies: 55
Views: 28812

That most likely depends on the motherboard used as the CPU socket placement varies slightly. I'll post my setup in the gallery once i put it together, OrigenAE S16V, noctua C12P and P5Q mobo. But it really depends on where the socket is. Id does not go over the mobo on the P5Q. Thanks, glad to hea...
by Gator
Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-C12P: A Top-Down Cooler Rises to the Top
Replies: 55
Views: 28812

interesting review from XBit Labs: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/noctua-nh-c12p.html It's a well done review, but their focus is quite different from ours. They urge Noctua to make a high performance HS w/o regard to noise. Also the results they obtained with the Thermalright SI-...
by Gator
Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Wanted: Discussion of Watercooling versus Oil Submersion
Replies: 24
Views: 15074

Re: Wanted: Discussion of Watercooling versus Oil Submersion

... WATERCOOLING (water blocks, tubing, radiators): Still not absolutely silent: + you have replaced mobo and GPU fans with a water pump. But even water pumps make noise (so, get a good one, maybe suspend it or use a pad). + PSU has not been silenced, unless you water cool that too (some people do)...
by Gator
Sun May 25, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Monster! (last updated: 25.02.10 - power usage numbers)
Replies: 75
Views: 54448

Beware - don't set that box on a slippery surface or the torque from all those HD's will make the entire chassis spin in the opposite direction the HD's rotate!! :D :roll:
by Gator
Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Uncontrollable Intel Speedstepping... culprit: lint!
Replies: 19
Views: 8007

aristide1 wrote:Or just get rid of the cat. :shock:
Or better yet, just spend some quality time with kitty.... and a brush, every once in a while! :D
by Gator
Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core2 quad Q6600 really this hot??
Replies: 16
Views: 9955

BOLT THROUGH KIT!!

If you are only using the push-pins that came with the Ninja-B.... get a Thermalright bolt-though kit to replace the push-pins You can crank on more pressure with that and get better results. :D
by Gator
Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External eSATA drive/enclosure recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 6286

The Apricorn "EZ-BUS-DTS-EKIT" is by far the best cooling external case I've ever used.

Comes with everything one might need, both USB and eSATA external cables, mounting screws etc. I have several of these units and have had no problems whatsoever with them.
by Gator
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-120s into P150 | Solo | Designer cases?
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

Thermalright Ultra-120s into P150 | Solo | Designer cases?

To judge from some of the photo's posted here and in the Gallery forum, it is possible to use a Thermalright Ultra-120x HSF in a P150 / Solo / Sonata-Designer type case... however the photo's beg one question: I assume that one must assemble the Ultra-120x with its bolt-through backplate kit onto th...
by Gator
Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU Cooler for Q6600 in OrigenAE X11 Case
Replies: 1
Views: 1319

Not familiar with your case, but a Thermalright SI-128 SE with a 25mm thick fan is 117mm high. I've seen reviews that indicate the new SE model is about as good as a heatsink gets. 8) Another one about the same height is the Scythe Mini-Ninja I think I would prefer the bolt-through mounting system o...
by Gator
Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What CPU HSF's fit well in a Fusion / NSK2400 case?
Replies: 8
Views: 3742

Thanks guys for the responses!

Thanks for the great responses guys! Some further questions for this discussion: Pierce: The "Mini-Ninja" looks like a winner! Saw your posts about the Mini-Ninja here and here - since the Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R motherboard is the same motherboard I was considering, I thought I'd ask you if there is ...
by Gator
Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What CPU HSF's fit well in a Fusion / NSK2400 case?
Replies: 8
Views: 3742

What CPU HSF's fit well in a Fusion / NSK2400 case?

Question for Antec Fusion / NSK2400 case owners: What CPU HSF cooler's fit well into an Antec Fusion or Fusion V2 or NSK2400 case? I am particularly concerned with the interior height, which from images showing the 120mm fans on the right side of these cases would appear to be only a little more th...
by Gator
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 108712

Any idea what sort of PSU options they plan to offer?

Mike - if Antec listens to you or reads the SPCR forums, here's a thought for them: One may hope that this new case will be available without a PSU , or at least with a fairly beefy one - especially if this case is targeted at gamers with watt-hungry video cards. Antec makes great cases, but one siz...