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by trueg
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Big Shuriken stock fan or Slip Stream 120 (800rpm)?
Replies: 8
Views: 3595

Something that didn't occur to me until recently, is that the Slipstream is a sleeve bearing fan. Since it is mounted on a Big Shuriken in a HTPC case, it ends up being mounted horizontally. Apparently, mounting a sleeve bearing fan horizontally is a big 'no, no'.

Should I be worried?
by trueg
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Heatsink / Fan Solution For Powercolor AX5770?
Replies: 5
Views: 4797

No, it was fan noise. The noise stopped once the fan stopped. Newegg should be getting my old card tomorrow. Hopefully they will offer me a different model since they no longer offer the one I purchased. A friend of mine is building a HTPC and purchased an Accelero L2 Pro for his Low Power NVidia 98...
by trueg
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Heatsink / Fan Solution For Powercolor AX5770?
Replies: 5
Views: 4797

Ramses, how noisy are we talking? I purchased a Powercolor AX5770 1GBD5-DH on boxing day ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131326 ). It also appears to use an OEM Arctic Cooling L2 Pro (though smaller). I assumed because of the AC cooling system it would be quiet. At idle I c...
by trueg
Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5750 cards
Replies: 39
Views: 17215

In the same vein, this new PowerColor 5750 (SCS3 AX5750 1GBD5-S3DH) is actually fanless , using something that looks like a custom version of an Acceleso S1 Rev. 2 or Scythe VGA cooler? Anyways, sweet! :) I originally planned to get the Powercolor SCS3 HD 5750 once it was available in my area (whic...
by trueg
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Still looking for quiet vga solution
Replies: 9
Views: 3691

I'm thinking of going with the Powercolor 5750 SCS3 (passive cooling) and strapping on a silent fan. You could also try one of the cards that use the Accelero L2 Pro.. http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2_&mID=256 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161...
by trueg
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Enabling manual fan control in CCC puts RAM at full speed.
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

So on a similar note, if you choose to overclock, the video card will no longer throttle down to minimum speeds (157/300 MHz) while idle?
by trueg
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5750 cards
Replies: 39
Views: 17215

So according to Tweaktown there was almost no difference in acoustic performance between the regular Sapphire 5750 and the Vapor-X? In addition, the Vapor-X used slightly more power? Update: This review here... http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http://ht4u.net/reviews/2009/asus_radeon_ea...
by trueg
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Not all 5750's are equal
Replies: 35
Views: 11555

This is a bit worrisome. =( I was thinking of replacing my HD 4670 with a PowerColor HD 5750 Passive. I would sure like to know if the situation is any better with the passive version vs. the non-passive one mentioned above. It would be a major blunder not to down clock when idling with a passive ca...
by trueg
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Still looking for quiet vga solution
Replies: 9
Views: 3691

I'm in a similar boat. You say the Sapphire 5770 was too loud? Was that with the original cooler or the updated one? original http://www.elektronika.si/images/Sapphire%20Radeon%20HD%205770%201GB%202.jpg updated http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102864 I'm also considering a Pow...
by trueg
Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Card Upgrade Suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 3048

Powercolor no longer sells the version of HD 4670 that I have. They now sell it with an Arctic Cooling Accelero L2 Pro... http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2_&mID=256 as seen here... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131179 This should run just as co...
by trueg
Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Card Upgrade Suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 3048

I also have a HD 4670 (Powercolor with stock Zerotherm cooler). The card is nearly silent (my system is very quiet and I can't hear it from outside the case). The Idle power is very low and it plays h.264/x.264 1080p videos perfectly with very low CPU utilization (GPU does all the work). I've happil...
by trueg
Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Big Shuriken stock fan or Slip Stream 120 (800rpm)?
Replies: 8
Views: 3595

Prior to installing the Big Shuriken, I removed the stock fan and hooked it as well as the Slip Stream up to a 12V source. The difference in noise level between the two is significant. The CFM at 12V also felt to be about the same, but that is very subjective. I will have to hope that the CFM measur...
by trueg
Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Big Shuriken stock fan or Slip Stream 120 (800rpm)?
Replies: 8
Views: 3595

Scythe Big Shuriken stock fan or Slip Stream 120 (800rpm)?

I just received my Big Shuriken via Courier this morning. Along with my shipment I had also ordered a Kaze-Jyuni (Slip Stream) 120mm 800rpm case fan. I don't have a particular use for the Slip Stream, but it was only $7 and didn't increase the shipping amount, so I thought 'what the heck'. Anyway, l...
by trueg
Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: considering 9600gt or 4670
Replies: 23
Views: 5213

Darn, it appears that Newegg has discontinued that Powercolor HD 4670 with passive cooling that I linked to above. =(

I guess there is still the HIS, but it is even more money.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6814161288
by trueg
Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: considering 9600gt or 4670
Replies: 23
Views: 5213

4W is pretty sweet. I realize now I simply don't game enough to warrant paying double for something as fast as a HD 5750 (if money wasn't a concern I totally would). The 9600GT would be faster, but a 30W idle is way too wasteful.

Now I just need to wait for a good deal to pop up.
by trueg
Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 5xx0 quiteness - Should I beleive other website reviews ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

I would also be interested in a SPCR review of the PowerColor SCS3 HD5750. Twice the performance (at twice the cost) with only a slight increase in power (compared to a 4670 that is).
by trueg
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: considering 9600gt or 4670
Replies: 23
Views: 5213

How about noise with the stock cooler under load and idle? noise is not audible with the 5v panaflo regardless of heatsink. I do not have the fan set up to run at a higher speed at load Sorry, I meant with the stock heatsink and fan. I was wondering how loud it was idle and under load with the orig...
by trueg
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: considering 9600gt or 4670
Replies: 23
Views: 5213

How about noise with the stock cooler under load and idle?
by trueg
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: considering 9600gt or 4670
Replies: 23
Views: 5213

The fan on this 4850 looks very similar to the one on that Sapphire 4670. http://www.powercolor.com/eng/products_features.asp?ProductID=5840# I wonder if it would be as quiet? I don't want to hijack this thread, but I originally thought my choice would be between a 4670 and 9600 as well (since they ...
by trueg
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: considering 9600gt or 4670
Replies: 23
Views: 5213

trueg wrote:I suppose this would be the equivalent as far as available products....

POWERCOLOR SCS3 AX4670 1GBK3-S3H Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6814131171
Well isn't that nice. Newegg is now sold out. Did you guys go and buy them all up? =)
by trueg
Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: considering 9600gt or 4670
Replies: 23
Views: 5213

I suppose this would be the equivalent as far as available products....

POWERCOLOR SCS3 AX4670 1GBK3-S3H Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6814131171
by trueg
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: considering 9600gt or 4670
Replies: 23
Views: 5213

Results so far?

I'm also debating between the 4670 and 9600GT. I currently have an 8600GT with passive cooling. My goal is a fairly powerful card that has low temp and low power idle. Did you end up purchasing a 4670? What do you think so far? Another alternative is a DDR3 Geforce 220. Costs less and has lower powe...
by trueg
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GS Passive AGP-ASUS, Gigabyte & Sparkle-suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Models

Here are the links.... Sparkle 7600GS AGP http://www.sparkle.com.tw/product.asp?id=55 Gigabyte 7600GS AGP http://www.giga-byte.ca/Products/VGA/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2334&ProductName=GV-N76G256D-RH Asus 7600GS AGP http://ca.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=2&l2=7&l3=320&l4=0&model=1253&modelmenu=...
by trueg
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GS Passive AGP-ASUS, Gigabyte & Sparkle-suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

7600GS Passive AGP-ASUS, Gigabyte & Sparkle-suggestions?

I am about to purchase a better video card for my HTPC..... Thermaltake Mozart 350W ATX PS (I changed the fan, so it's basically silent) Asus P4P8X Intel P4 2.6C w/Artic Cooling Super Silent 4 Ultra 1GB DDR400 NVideo FX5200 256MB (passive) 320GB Seagate Other than the 3 noisy fans from the case (2x6...