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by akromatic
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone DS380 8-Bay Server/NAS Chassis
Replies: 6
Views: 6009

Re: SilverStone DS380 8-Bay Server/NAS Chassis

IMO the key is to keep the drives constant temperature
by akromatic
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone DS380 8-Bay Server/NAS Chassis
Replies: 6
Views: 6009

Re: SilverStone DS380 8-Bay Server/NAS Chassis

from what i can see is that it makes a very good platform for LAN or storage though i wish it included 2-4 more 3.5" internal bays the dual 120mm fan could potentially mean a dual rad or you could have a 7 drive + GPU for a gaming platform with the only thing holding back is the amount of sata ports...
by akromatic
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 65W TDP A10-5700 review
Replies: 14
Views: 8214

Re: 65W TDP A10-5700 review

Has anyone tried using a A10 5800k and underclocking it to emulate a A10 5700? The 5700 is non existent in certain parts of the world and it definitely wont reach our shores. I was intending to get a 5700 in a ISK100 but due to availability i might just end up with an underclock + undervolt 5800k. I...
by akromatic
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-01-13
Replies: 6
Views: 2688

Re: News for 2011 Jan 13th (2011-01-13)

no thanks to triple slot cooler, GPU manufactures should look into making things smaller and more efficient rather then making a larger cooler to compensate with heat and noise.
GPU sizes are already getting out of hand, 2 slots and 10.5" should be the absolute maximum size for any GPU
by akromatic
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 78510

what im dieing to find out is if the 5870 can operate semi passively with the S1 ie slap a S1 on it without any cooling fan and have a front intake 120mm fan blowing 1-2mm behind it basically i want to have a pair of 5870 in the SG03 and use its front intake as cooling fan At idle it would obviousl...
by akromatic
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 78510

what im dieing to find out is if the 5870 can operate semi passively with the S1

ie slap a S1 on it without any cooling fan and have a front intake 120mm fan blowing 1-2mm behind it

basically i want to have a pair of 5870 in the SG03 and use its front intake as cooling fan
by akromatic
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Which SFF Case - mATX -> i7 -> GTX285 -> 3hdd ->
Replies: 7
Views: 6839

I've got a i7 920 and dual GTX260 in a SG03 the i7 can be cooled by the corsair H50 with a slow spinning fan for mine @3.2ghz, i used a artic PWM fan and it barely spins past 500rpm so its effectively silent I would suggest a blowhole or slot cooler at the top of the case to prevent heat build up it...
by akromatic
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New: Scythe Setsugen GPU cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 14270

what is the thickness of the setup after installation?

i've heard its SLI capable, would it work in a SLI matx?
by akromatic
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermaltake ISGC-V320 vga cooler (GTX 275 etc)
Replies: 6
Views: 3577

could you give me measurements of it installed on the GTX260 without fan?

ie height(thickness) + length
by akromatic
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Advice for quiet SFF build
Replies: 3
Views: 2766

if i recall correctly the accelero when installed takes 2 slots only and 3 if you install a fan

but since its a HD4850 it can be run passively so it should be fine
by akromatic
Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problem Cooling CrossFired 4870s
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Just curious, how is a SLI 260 in terms of noise? not bad at all, well i have the stock fans at 25% and they dont spin up untill i game and even then it manages the temps well still i have very sensitive hearing so i still hear them as the rest of my system is silent and only at night, during the d...
by akromatic
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Advice for quiet SFF build
Replies: 3
Views: 2766

the SG05 would fit an itx and 9.6" cards
by akromatic
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problem Cooling CrossFired 4870s
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

im running GTX260 SLI in my rampage gene and i dont have cooling problems

maybe because of nvidia's design and i used a spacer to push them as far apart is allowed

what sort of case are you using for them
by akromatic
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water + i7 + sff
Replies: 15
Views: 7087

hmm cept that the Q6600 is 108W TDP for B3 and 95W for G0 which is far from the 130W from a i7
by akromatic
Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water + i7 + sff
Replies: 15
Views: 7087

hmm so you think a single 120mm rad is okish... well i can fit a 240mm rad provided its not much thicker then 25mm(black ice pro, if i can get that in australia) but then i've to sacrifice graphics card cooling and i cant place a fan on the bottom half of the rad i'd be happy if it can cool like a T...
by akromatic
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water + i7 + sff
Replies: 15
Views: 7087

water + i7 + sff

im rather new to WC and stock/silverstone HSF doesnt cut it

i want to WC(preferably internal) just the i7 CPU(with mild OCs) in the SG03 case

can i get away with a 120mm rad?

or any other cooling suggestions,

I have 2 hard drives in the case as well as 2 GTX260 in SLi
by akromatic
Sat May 02, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: accelero xtreme gtx280 - fanless?
Replies: 22
Views: 5533

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Pali ... _SP/4.html

this got me thinking about just mounting a 120mm fan to replace the dual fan or installing a HR03 while keeping the stock VRM/ram sinks on
by akromatic
Fri May 01, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: accelero xtreme gtx280 - fanless?
Replies: 22
Views: 5533

i can get gainward/palit dual fan ones in australia from PC case gear but im not willing to be a guinea pig i did think of getting a HR03 but they dont bundled 55nm VRM sinks( its going to be hard to source a shop that stock these) and im not confident that the accelero xtreme gtx would be SPCR sile...
by akromatic
Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: accelero xtreme gtx280 - fanless?
Replies: 22
Views: 5533

has anyone tried stripping the palit/gainward GTX ( ones with dual fan custom cooling ) off its fan and mounting your own quiet 120mm PWM fans?
by akromatic
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: shuttle SX58H7
Replies: 2
Views: 1958

shuttle SX58H7

im looking into a sff i7 rig and wondering how good is this shuttle for near silence operation
by akromatic
Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: gtx200 cooler that fits SG03
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

well ignoring air flow, i doubt i'd be able to even place a fan on the lower half of the double 120mm grill after using the "xtreme" on a GTX260. the main thing is that if it even fits in the case besides the "xtreme" has its own fans to pull air through it. im not sure the S1 would even fit in a 55...
by akromatic
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: gtx200 cooler that fits SG03
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

gtx200 cooler that fits SG03

just wondering if the accelero gtx extreme or the HR03 GTX would fit in an SG03 case on a GTX 260 and if so what are the conditions to make it fit
by akromatic
Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 346961

hmm im still confused wether there is a problem or not and which models are effected

well most importantly if my drive is effected (WD7500AACS) as I cant check its duty cycle because its in a USB enclosure and I've got no access to a desktop
by akromatic
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 346961

whoa , i've not realised that WD green power had this issue untill i came across this thread. well after reading this, i got confused and would like to know if my 750GB drive is having issues as well but i have no idea how i tried to download [email protected] Disk Monitor but it doesnt support my drive a...
by akromatic
Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: passive cooled HD4870?
Replies: 9
Views: 4738

well its true that cooling a HD4850 is much easier but it doesnt fit my graphics requirements the CPU is right next to the monitor which also means its close to my head and the noisy fans are kinda killing me(hard drives are bad enough) well im not sure about the 3+2phase or 4+2 phase power, it all ...
by akromatic
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: passive cooled HD4870?
Replies: 9
Views: 4738

im thinking with a 120mm fan just inches away from the card should give me enough air flow to cool the card the twin turbo might be a bit too loud for my liking (anyone know how loud it is at around 30cm away from the case?) ultimately i'd like my system to be as silent as possible and reducing the ...
by akromatic
Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: passive cooled HD4870?
Replies: 9
Views: 4738

passive cooled HD4870?

Hi, I kinda grew tired of waiting for decent coolers for the GTX200 series cards so im thinking of a passive cooled HD4870 with accelero S1 in a SG03 case.

Is it plausible and has anyone tried it?


thanks
by akromatic
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HR-03 GTX
Replies: 12
Views: 4152

LiquidRain wrote: I doubt it - Thermaltake's preview page itself says that a 120mm is required in conjunction with this heatsink for either the 260 or 280. I'd believe it.
hmm any idea how can i squeeze a fan in? and does it have to be a 120mm? perhaps i can get away with a scythe kaze jyu(slim)
by akromatic
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HR-03 GTX
Replies: 12
Views: 4152

the sad part is that im using a SG03 case that kinda requires you to use the NT06 cooler which means no wrap around for me with the HR03-GTX taking up 3 PCI slots(without fan), thats all my PCI slots available(since most mATX boards have their PCIe 16x on the second slot) and i cant install a fan im...
by akromatic
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HR-03 GTX
Replies: 12
Views: 4152

im desperate for a GTX280 cooler that doesnt take more then 3PCI slots including fan unless it is capable of passive cooling

HR03 is so matx unfriendly