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by ekerazha
Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mini-ITX Gamer Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 27364

Re: Quiet Mini-ITX Gamer Build Guide

What about the RVZ01 "mini Raven" case?
by ekerazha
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice building Mac Pro like small FF workstation
Replies: 14
Views: 3150

Re: Advice building Mac Pro like small FF workstation

I need ECC memory because I process financial data.
by ekerazha
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice building Mac Pro like small FF workstation
Replies: 14
Views: 3150

Re: Advice building Mac Pro like small FF workstation

Are you building a workstation without a Xeon CPU and ECC memory? I'm going to build a workstation too, but I need ECC memory and I couldn't find any Mini-ITX/Micro-ATX workstation motherboard with Xeon and ECC memory support :) So I'll use a full ATX motherboard inside a Silverstone Fortress FT05 c...
by ekerazha
Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 33300

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

That was where the article really started jarring for me as well. The 980 and an i7 can be justified assuming the build budget is limitless and gaming performance AND visual quality are the primary criteria, but then we dip into cut-down budget SSDs from 2012 (that don't even seem so 'budget value'...
by ekerazha
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 33300

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

MikeC wrote:Hey, ekerazha & Luca, enuf already: Take the discussion elsewhere if you like.
Ok
by ekerazha
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 33300

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

Benjamin Schäfer, head of the european Enermax & Lepa Public Relations department. All I can find about the Platimax is this thread opened by you http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11739 where I read things like: Since Enermax closed their own factory and leaves the production of Plat...
by ekerazha
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 33300

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

All those reviews were made when Enermax actually built their PSUs at their Impervio factory (now sold), so IMO they don't answer to none of my remarks. At any rate, I don't think you're playing with the right attitude, so let's stop here: have a nice time. Some of the latest Enermax PSUs are manuf...
by ekerazha
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 33300

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

Here there's a big "IF": if it's built well. Answers: http://www.silentpcreview.com/Enermax_Platimax_600W (600W model) http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Enermax-Platimax-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/1415/11 (600W model) http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=282 (1000W ...
by ekerazha
Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 33300

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

Since Enermax don't ever build their PSUs anymore, I wouldn't be that sure about the Platimax (even if I own a Platimax since last September): on the other hand, neither the E10 is sort of a winner, quality-wise, so all those options are roughly comparable, IMO. Take also note that currently italia...
by ekerazha
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 33300

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

I don't really agree with the SSD choice: Sandforce-based SSDs have a bad reliability reputation (maybe with the only exception of the Intel variants). The reported alternatives are OK. Also, I don't fully agree with the PSU alternatives, I think the Enermax Platimax would be a much better choice th...
by ekerazha
Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus Gtx 980 Strix - clicking noise from a fan.
Replies: 1
Views: 1597

Re: Asus Gtx 980 Strix - clicking noise from a fan.

Well... I don't know if it's normal or not, but I wouldn't be happy to buy a card with a "premium" and "silent" cooler which makes this noise.
I'd RMA it.
by ekerazha
Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any news in the case market?
Replies: 19
Views: 6946

Re: Any news in the case market?

MikeC wrote:We have an FT05 sample in the lab.
Can't wait for the review :)

It could be my next case, as it combines full ATX support with a relatively compact size.
by ekerazha
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Crucial MX100 512GB & Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs
Replies: 10
Views: 8054

Re: Crucial MX100 512GB & Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs

Unfortunately there isn't a 1 TB MX100. The 1 TB alternative by Crucial is the M550 1 TB (the Micron M600 is OEM-only).
by ekerazha
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Arc XL Case
Replies: 2
Views: 3801

Re: Fractal Design Arc XL Case

Uh... a new review of a Fractal Design case :!:

Is a review of the Define R4 planned?
Anyway... a Define R4 successor (Define R5?) is probably just around the corner.
by ekerazha
Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll 3: Do you have an SSD or plan to get one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3333

I've an Intel X-25M G2 80 GB from November 2009, it's great.
by ekerazha
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 65158

X-Series; 560, 660 , 760 &850 watts Versatility and balance best describes the mid range X series power supplies. These power supplies provide enough juice to run most systems on the market today. Manufactured with top-grade components and a Sanyo Denki fan coupled to Seasonic’s Hybrid Silent Fan...
by ekerazha
Wed May 19, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Test System, 2010
Replies: 89
Views: 31097

Did Thermalright send a review sample of the new Thermalright Venomous X (the TRUE successor)?
by ekerazha
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X Minimum Fan Speed Problem 1455 RPM
Replies: 1
Views: 2426

You could try to undervolt the fan by adding an extension cable (4-pin) between the fan cable and the connector. On this extension cable you can add a resistance to undervolt the fan.
by ekerazha
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus EAH5750 Formula Graphics Card
Replies: 18
Views: 8519

dhanson865 wrote:The $130 powercolor 5750 has an accelero heatsink with fan and has one less DVI connector than the reference card.
It's passive but it's not an Accelero S1, the passive 5750 by Club3D uses an Accelero instead.

Edit: I've seen you mean the Accelero L2 with fan, not the passive S1
by ekerazha
Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fastest fanless cards available?
Replies: 7
Views: 2461

There's also a 4850 from Gigabyte, older, less efficient, not DX11 but maybe a bit faster. Umm.. the 4850 is slower and hotter. http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3658&p=1 Well, not always, example http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/5700_101209230406/20450.png However, I would go for the...
by ekerazha
Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fastest fanless cards available?
Replies: 7
Views: 2461

There's also a 4850 from Gigabyte, older, less efficient, not DX11 but maybe a bit faster.
by ekerazha
Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus EAH5750 Formula Graphics Card
Replies: 18
Views: 8519

I wouldn't buy this card just for its design. Formula?

Passive or Vapor-X everyday.
by ekerazha
Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar Black or Blue? Noise/Heat/Performance?
Replies: 6
Views: 4753

There's a new Caviar Black, model WD1002FAEX, SATA III, 64 MB cache: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?DriveID=792

500 GB platters? Maybe.

There's also a new Caviar Blue, 32 MB cache: WD10EALS: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=793

500 GB platters? I don't know.
by ekerazha
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-D14 flagship dual-fan CPU cooler
Replies: 57
Views: 38134

Good review.

However
The other HS with comparable mounting hardware is the Prolimatech Megahalems, but it is only compatible with Intel socket boards.
Not really, http://www.prolimatech.com/products/acc ... RM-01.html
by ekerazha
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 39488

the organizational hassle to have one program for heatsink tests and another one for power estimation. If you want better tests it should be done. Forget it. :roll: Find some other sucker web site for such OT bs. This is utterly useless to the vast majority of computer users -- including most spcr ...
by ekerazha
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 39488

the organizational hassle to have one program for heatsink tests and another one for power estimation. If you want better tests it should be done. Well, if someone with access to a recent Intel and AMD CPU and a power meter would like to volunteer, I could write a similar benchmark, based on FLAME ...
by ekerazha
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 ATX Case
Replies: 76
Views: 42127

Likely I can perceive it, because of the decibels (0.689 dB ??? ) and frequency difference, as I've already said. If you believe this, you have no idea what you're taking about. Not only is such a difference extremely difficult to measure or perceive, it is simply not significant in any sense. I be...
by ekerazha
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 39488

It would be thus fine to use this to generate heat for a heatsink test. This is the point here. But if it would be e.g. used to compare the power use of AMD and Intel CPU's (which SPCR uses iirc Prime95 for), this could lead to underestimation of the AMD power use. I'd just say different , you coul...
by ekerazha
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 39488

The executable LinX uses is patched to run on not-Intel systems too. I've tested it on my AMD Turion laptop and it does outclass Prime95 on this platform too. ...err... "patched"? How? As far as I know, there is no way except a recompile to make the code use the full capabilities (and thus the full...
by ekerazha
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 39488

I hate Intels naming schemes... But you're right. And as I just realized we are not talking about using that tool with AMD processors too, but just to heat up the i7 that is used... Yeah, it kinda makes sense to use Intel's benchmark/library... Sorry! Although, maybe it would be preferable to use a...