Search found 106 matches

by Haych
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler for overclocked i5 4670k
Replies: 9
Views: 5226

Re: Cooler for overclocked i5 4670k

Also for about £40 (once P+P is factored in) there's the Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev.A available at Scan. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/thermalr ... d-amd-cpus
by Haych
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Define R3 USB 3.0 upgrade kit
Replies: 31
Views: 14690

Re: Fractal Define R3 USB 3.0 upgrade kit

I bought and installed the upgrade kit about a month ago. The design flaw and cable issue is still there, so either Fractal Design aren't listening/haven't made the necessary changes, or I got a kit from an older batch. Unfortunately, my guess is it's the former. With the impending release of Thunde...
by Haych
Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 15662

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

Cheers, Andy!

Thanks for the linkage too. Interesting stuff. The second article seems like another boot in the nads for the "drugs are bad, m'kay", squad.

In an attempt at quid pro quo, I'd recommend reading 'High Society' by Ben Elton. It makes some good points I felt.
by Haych
Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 15662

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

@GamingGod I sympathise with your condition(s). I have suffered from clinical depression for the last five years now. Or rather, I have been taking medication for my depression for the last five years. I believe I have had a depressive streak a mile wide for as long as I can remember. I also suffer ...
by Haych
Thu May 12, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 15662

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

For a little light relief on the subject of the war on drugs check out the late Bill Hicks - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy-y-uamSiE One of the great comedians IMHO. I still have five of his albums that I listen to. I am also a firm believer that if Cocaine (among others) became legal, restricte...
by Haych
Wed May 11, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 15662

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

Not the stuff from boots.............................. Not bloody likely. They're much cheaper than the ones you'd get from Boots :lol: 1,) Are these "synthetic drugs" actually legal as their sellers often claim or are they illegal as the government tells us they must be if they mimic or are simila...
by Haych
Wed May 11, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 15662

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

What about all those fascinating-sounding synthetics concoted by chemists lately? "Synthetic drugs—substances that mimic the effects of marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs—are causing a sharp rise in serious health problems ranging from seizures and hallucinations to death. The Associated Pr...
by Haych
Wed May 11, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 15662

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

Interesting that this topic should be raised on the day that this was in the news http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110511/ap_on_he_me/us_philip_morris_int_l_annual_meeting I was young once and experimented with some types of drugs. Yet strangely enough, the only ones I've ever had/have any addiction iss...
by Haych
Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD6950 Aftermarket Cooler Compatability
Replies: 8
Views: 4144

Re: HD6950 Aftermarket Cooler Compatability

This is the warranty info for Radeon HD cards on the XFX site. This is for the Europe region. "XFX warrants that the Product shall conform to and perform in accordance with published technical specifications and the accompanying written materials, and shall be free of defects in materials and workma...
by Haych
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Any Fractal Design Define R3 owners?
Replies: 7
Views: 5513

Re: Any Fractal Design Define R3 owners?

Case Steel thickness 0.84mm(approx) Dampening material 2.8 mm (approx) I used a dial micrometer on the Steel case and a Vernier Calliper on the dampening material. Total thickness would be the sum of the above i.e. approx 3.6 mm to 1 decimal place This is why I like SPCR. I have no idea what a dial...
by Haych
Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Any Fractal Design Define R3 owners?
Replies: 7
Views: 5513

Re: Any Fractal Design Define R3 owners?

I bought the R3 last month but never thought to state as much on this thread :oops:. That you did reply is greatly appreciated though. I'm still thinking I'll be cutting it close for space as I'm planning on installing a TRUE 120 rev.C as the CPU cooler, and that is 160mm high. Plus a total of 5mm f...
by Haych
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which 6870?
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: Which 6870?

In my case it's because I don't see any sign of RAM coolers on it. I'm impressed that they kept all the chips on the cool side, but without heatsinks I'm not interested. It's funny you should mention that. I've just started reading another review on the 6870 DirectCU, and there aren't any RAM heats...
by Haych
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which 6870?
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: Which 6870?

Why not get the Xfx 6870 that already has the twin turbo pro on it.. The best reason for not getting it would be that I've already bought the Asus 6870 DirectCU. :lol: At the point of time, the XFX card you linked to hadn't been released and I didn't want to wait on the Asus as the price may have g...
by Haych
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's the best thermal paste available today?
Replies: 8
Views: 2990

Re: What's the best thermal paste available today?

From the TIM round-ups that I've read, the difference between the many good quality products seems to be 1-2*C at the most. The best idea seems to be to go with one that is affordable and gives you the most for your money. That may differ depending on where you are in the world. The MX-4 that Fire-F...
by Haych
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which 6870?
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: Which 6870?

I have to agree. I've never used Asus products before now but the DirectCU was too hard to pass up at that price. Especially as it came to just over £162 with P+P, and it will be less than that if Asus come through on the rebate. There's no way that I could buy one for that price over here. In fact ...
by Haych
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which 6870?
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Which 6870?

I'm looking at getting a 6870 for my next rig, but am slightly uncertain as to what would be the best option. Originally I was thinking about getting an XFX 6870 and quieting it with an aftermarket cooler (probably the Twin Turbo Pro with VR0001 heatsinks), but lately I've also been considering the ...
by Haych
Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Temps
Replies: 4
Views: 3090

Re: Temps

I know the restart wasn't caused by heat, because I researched the issue and there were other people on the Steam forums that had the same problem with the game. I'm guesiing it was just a particularly poor port of the game over to the PC. I will check the heatsinks, and I'll put some fresh thermal ...
by Haych
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Temps
Replies: 4
Views: 3090

Re: Temps

Are your room temps the same? Is the air flow blocked/impeded around the case? Room temps are the same. The only time I've noticed it return to normal temps via room temp was recently when it was below 0*C outside and I didn't have the heater on. Airflow is as normal. I'd wondered if because the dr...
by Haych
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Temps
Replies: 4
Views: 3090

Temps

I've noticed recently that my temps have changed slightly, though I can't figure out why. The temps in question are the system/MB and the HDD. While there's been nothing overly dramatic with the rise, and they are both still acceptable, it's kind of bothered me. The system has increased by 2-3*C, an...
by Haych
Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Back in action
Replies: 11
Views: 2204

Re: Back in action

Welcome back! And congratulations on the degree :D
by Haych
Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Any Fractal Design Define R3 owners?
Replies: 7
Views: 5513

Any Fractal Design Define R3 owners?

If there are, would you be able to help me out and measure the sound proofing material on the side panels for me? I'm seriously thinking about buying this case, but I want to mod it and put a side window in. I'm not certain what sort of room that's going to leave for a cpu heatsink though. So if som...
by Haych
Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project Silent but Violent
Replies: 12
Views: 6474

Re: Project Silent but Violent

This is the advanced case. It's a nice case and very good value for the features it has. I was particularly impressed with the X-Dock on the top of the case, which would make backing up my system less of a pain. But Coolermaster cases aren't reknowned for their silent qualities. Though that makes i...
by Haych
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project Silent but Violent
Replies: 12
Views: 6474

Re: Project Silent but Violent

Very nice! Is that the CM690 II Advanced or Basic case. I'm looking at purchasing either a 690 II or a Fractal Design Define R3 for my next rig, and I really wasn't sure how quiet or sturdy the Coolermaster would be. Do the 5.25 bays have covers for the front or is it just mesh? Regardless of which ...
by Haych
Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: TR Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C & AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2
Replies: 25
Views: 9198

Re: TR Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C & AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2

Not sure that the price comparison makes sense, as the Mugen's PWM fan is excellent; there's no need to change it. I think I may have worded things wrong. The Mugen costs about £36 and the Ultra 120 + 1 Nexus fan would cost about £38. Sorry about that :oops: Thanks for the info on the thermal paste...
by Haych
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: TR Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C & AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2
Replies: 25
Views: 9198

Re: TR Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C & AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2

Thank you for another great review. I'd previously planned on buying a Mugen 2 for my next rig, but after seeing the result for the TR Ultra 120 today, I'm thinking it may be be the better option. Especially as it will only cost marginally more than the Mugen once the price of a Nexus fan is factore...
by Haych
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SeaSonic X650 Gold 650W for $95.99
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Re: SeaSonic X650 Gold 650W for $95.99

Holy Hell! :shock: I just did a quick currency conversion and at that price it would cost around sixty of my finest british pounds. I think I may have just found the answer to the question of which PSU to buy for my next rig. Unless anyone can give me a reason not to buy it, I'll send the money via ...
by Haych
Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Artic cooling Twin turbo pro OR gelid icy vision
Replies: 1
Views: 1197

Re: Artic cooling Twin turbo pro OR gelid icy vision

According to the Arctic Cooling website the Twin Turbo Pro will work for either of the two cards you mention, but it states that you have to buy the VR001 set of heatsinks if you plan on using it on a 6870. They're not expensive but it is an additional cost to factor in if you go the 6870 route. htt...
by Haych
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Alternative fans for Twin Turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 2512

Re: Alternative fans for Twin Turbo

Ordered two 80mmm Red Wings yesterday, and they turned up today. At present I have them running at 40% using speedfan, and that's about 580rpm. I had to unplug one of the front Nexus 120's so I could plug both fans into the splitter cable. Airflow seems good, though GPU temps are 1-2C warmer. Nothin...
by Haych
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Alternative fans for Twin Turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 2512

Re: Alternative fans for Twin Turbo

Thanks Luca :) I'll probably bite the bullet and try the Red Wing. If I don't like them I'll give them to my brother for Christmas :lol: I'll also be sure to check the measurements for the Twin Turbo heatsink. The second image you posted certainly makes it look like a 92mm is going to be too big.
by Haych
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Alternative fans for Twin Turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 2512

Re: Alternative fans for Twin Turbo

They simply suck, from a silence perspective: moderately noisy, they are just unusable for any SPCR advised reader. Is it possible that you just got a bad fan? I'm not questioning your judgement, but from the reviews I've read by people that own them, the only thing being disputed was airflow. They...