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by Jipa
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet HTPC build video
Replies: 3
Views: 2579

Re: Quiet HTPC build video

The video is fine, but personally I think to it could be shorter. I mean 16 mins is fine if you're looking to buy that particular case, but if you're highlighting the cooling choices you made, shorter would be better. Either way, the build seems just fine. As long as the components have low enough p...
by Jipa
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet (not slient) OK Gaming Rig - micro-ATX
Replies: 11
Views: 4404

Re: Quiet (not slient) OK Gaming Rig - micro-ATX

I'm not the one to push kW-powersupplies to every build, but that's some serious hardware behind a small budget PSU :shock:

Other than that, looking good!
by Jipa
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT H2 Classic Silent Midtower Chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 8704

Re: NZXT H2 Classic Silent Midtower Chassis

Ever since reviewing the case myself I've been thinking of ways to enhance the intake.. Maybe I should just switch one of the front fans to the bottom intake and be done with it. I really liked the case, and the Youtube-bash-athon really makes me sad, as do the people who blindly just go by the one ...
by Jipa
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 560 Ti
Replies: 13
Views: 9826

Re: Quiet GTX 560 Ti

Currently testing the Gainward GTX 560Ti Phantom, and I must say I'm really impressed by the cooler. I haven't had a stock cooler GTX 560 (or recent Nvidia card for that matter) around, so I can't compare, but overall it seems like an excellent cooler. Under load the fans ramp up to 1800 RPM, which ...
by Jipa
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?
Replies: 18
Views: 3577

Re: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?

Yeah the fans themselves still have 3-pin connectors (only short cables, though, which may make fitting longer cables a bit tricky). And yes, the side panel material is just foam rather than bitumen. Full review up at MetkuMods: http://metku.net/index.html?path=reviews/nzxt-h2-classic/index_eng Rid...
by Jipa
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?
Replies: 18
Views: 3577

Re: NZXT H2 - A worthy successor for P180?

Yeah the fans themselves still have 3-pin connectors (only short cables, though, which may make fitting longer cables a bit tricky). And yes, the side panel material is just foam rather than bitumen.

Full review up at MetkuMods: http://metku.net/index.html?path=review ... /index_eng
by Jipa
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: micro ATX advantage?
Replies: 25
Views: 4399

Re: micro ATX advantage?

Your neutered ass can enjoy less comptent power management, less stable power feed and a less capable BIOS. ...None of which really has anything to do with the physical size of the motherboard. Please stick to the facts and drop the personal bs. You can also get stuff like the Asus Gene-series, but...
by Jipa
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: micro ATX advantage?
Replies: 25
Views: 4399

Re: micro ATX advantage?

I'm torn between the getting a ATX case and a micro ATX case. Besides being a little less expensive are there airflow or other advantages to a smaller case? Yes. You will be limited to neutered mATX motherboards and sometimes half height CPU coolers. Neutered my ass. Unless it's a 3- or 4-way SLI o...
by Jipa
Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT-03 and Raven 3
Replies: 11
Views: 8823

Re: Silverstone Fortress FT-03 and Raven 3

The FT03 is something new and I really appreciate Silverstone for having the balls to try something new like that! Dunno how well it works in real life, and the hot-swap stuff is there mainly to add cost, but either way, it's good to see something new on the markets. The RV03 on the other hand? Yeah...
by Jipa
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2
Replies: 17
Views: 8474

Re: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2

I would go for the R3 over the Antec. I much prefer the layout of the Define, as IMO the dual chamber malarkey isn't really helping anything. Also it means the case has to be higher without any better access to the components inside. I've had the original P180B, P180 Mini, Define XL and have had a g...
by Jipa
Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for Advice on Case Options
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: Looking for Advice on Case Options

Personally i just hate the front panel of the P183 with the vents, the R3 to me only makes sense if you have loads of hard drives, so the Lancool would be my second choice from the list. I don't really like the front panel vents on the P183, but I like the increased air flow. To me, the R3 makes se...
by Jipa
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for Advice on Case Options
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: Looking for Advice on Case Options

The FT01 is a beautiful case. I've used one for a couple of years (now selling it as I suddenly needed hot-swap drive bays). You can easily remove the upper HDD-cage to make room for any graphic card. I flipped the top fan on mine to be exhaust. Like so: http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/3411/fortr...
by Jipa
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Cool and "relatively" quiet Lian Li
Replies: 7
Views: 3645

Re: Cool and "relatively" quiet Lian Li

Very pretty, and it's easy to imagine it's reasonably quiet as well.

I'm really liking the "floating" temperature meter, I'm so gonna steal that idea when I have next project with a side window :lol:
by Jipa
Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gaming in Tight Spaces - MAX11L (featuring Gigbayte and Cors
Replies: 9
Views: 3590

That's superb. Something to show everyone who claim high end graphics require lots of room to breath :roll:
by Jipa
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini-ITX Mini Tower Case
Replies: 53
Views: 45540

What a lovely case! Really liking the design and how you can also fit long graphic cards by (easily) removing the lower part of the HDD cage. Also gave me an idea of how some brave builder could swap the PSU fan for something suitable and have it push/suck air through a suitable CPU-cooler (plugged ...
by Jipa
Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Idea for next update to P18X line - red LEDs
Replies: 61
Views: 5084

For the leds I haven't felt like swapping/disabling, there's always the black electric tape. Just carefully cut it into shape and it doesn't look too bad. And IMO there's just absolutely no purpose for a led on a monitor! I KNOW when the screen is on, there's 24 inches of clue right in front of me :...
by Jipa
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Idea for next update to P18X line - red LEDs
Replies: 61
Views: 5084

I guess we just lost connection or something, anyway one more try: 1. I'm all in for mATX motherboards, most people indeed have just a single graphic card to slap on the expansion slots 2. I like cleverly designed small cases 3. The Mini is a mATX case that's just as large as ATX-cases, and with the...
by Jipa
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: PSU on bottom or top?
Replies: 55
Views: 7559

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/3155/matxkasassao.jpg My passive PSU sits at the bottom and is ATM happily feeding Q9450 + HD5850. I don't know what level of "quiet" you aim at, but in this system having the PSU sit at the bottom works like a charm. For other builds I've prefered the PSU not to ...
by Jipa
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Idea for next update to P18X line - red LEDs
Replies: 61
Views: 5084

I hope not also. But I fail to understand how the Mini P180 is niche since almost no one needs more than one adapter slot these days (for video), and many even use on-board video and don't need any slots. That means that a mATX board should be sufficient for the vast majority. The Mini P180 is actu...
by Jipa
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Idea for next update to P18X line - red LEDs
Replies: 61
Views: 5084

I had no idea of the color temperature - melatonin - thing, interesting read. Anyway as everyone pretty much said, it's just not gonna happen. I truly HATE bright blue leds that are just slapped all over the place, and have disconnected/taped over most of the leds on my stuff. The worst two leds I'v...
by Jipa
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: josephclemente's Lian Li PC-A05NB + Blow hole-cooled HD5850
Replies: 41
Views: 25115

So clean. And a nice sneaky move with the graphic card! That's an excellent idea in a case like this. I would never have thought of moving the card to the bottom/top slot as I just always stick it to the first PCI-e.
by Jipa
Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case fan guards
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

AFAIK the fan guards are there to keep the RF-noise from leaving the case. This is also the reason all-acrylic cases aren't sold any more. (well not here anyway)
by Jipa
Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 94778

brett80 wrote:Does anyone know how to do to attach the SS clear-cmos device, sepparately sold? FT02 has a metal cap on it, theres no way to easy remove...
Screw driver and a reasonable amount of force.
by Jipa
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revised Rig - Antec Mini P180, Xeon L3110 Dual Core
Replies: 3
Views: 2780

Very nice build indeed. At idle/desktop use that thing should use barely any power as well, guessing somewhere around 50 W.. The stock GPU-cooler may seem like a curse word to some, but I have a couple of those HD5750 Vapor-X's around and they sure are quiet with the fan barely spinning.
by Jipa
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36031

Such an awesome project. I usually just hate large cases, but for once the size actually has a purpose! Makes me wish I had one of those..
by Jipa
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus EAH5750 Formula Graphics Card
Replies: 18
Views: 8513

The cooler design makes baby seals cry. A formula, seriously, Asus?
by Jipa
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What's a good place for the radiator on the Raven RV02 case?
Replies: 16
Views: 6318

I was actually thinking of water cooling the Fortress 2 using the exact same Swiftech kit. For all I know the stock mounting is not going to happen with any long graphic cards, with the rad in place there might be around 25 cm of space for the cards. What I figured was I'd have to remove the rather ...
by Jipa
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone has Cooler Master 690 II yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

Looks like yet another Haf932/922/Sniper/Scout-case... The cooling will probably be fine, but other that it's hardly worth waiting for. Haven't had it around, but going by the pics it's nothing but a basic steel case with way too many holes.

Just grab P183 or Fortress 2.
by Jipa
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 ATX Case
Replies: 76
Views: 42115

You can always just slow the fans down, and even as-is, it's still a pretty damn quiet case. And there's no room for a normal DVI-D-SUB-adapter under the grille, you may be able to find one with a short flexible cable between the connectors, though.
by Jipa
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 ATX Case
Replies: 76
Views: 42115

If you have a stock HD5970 in the case, you're hardly going to hear the difference between grill on and off anyway :roll: Also "mutilate"? Sure, I'm a case modder, but removing four screws is hardly a project.