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by Sader
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 960 review compilation thread
Replies: 65
Views: 29387

Re: GTX 960 review compilation thread

I have two concerns with the Asus according to Tom's Hardware: 1) Power consumption spikes 2) Hidden VRM temps of 95°C Otherwise it may be the most quiet of the brands they reviewed. I would say - these are pretty common issues with GTX 9** series: - poor VRM cooling (Gigabyte is exception) - coil ...
by Sader
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: has anyone here used a pico-box(chinese picopsu) psu?
Replies: 14
Views: 11501

Re: has anyone here used a pico-box(chinese picopsu) psu?

Guys

can you tell if someone tested psu properly?
Can it handle real 150w load? What temperature will it have during load? I heard these tend to run very hot !

Thanks
by Sader
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Will an ASUS Z97I-PLUS work with a PicoPSU?
Replies: 7
Views: 4176

Re: Will an ASUS Z97I-PLUS work with a PicoPSU?

Guys, while discussion is abt Z97I-plus can anyone re-confirm the following: - if Scythe Kotetsu works fine with Z97I-plus - i.e. not blocking the PCI-E slot. - what are average picoPSU operating temps ? I believe they should be quite high, especially with power elements facing RAM and receive no ex...
by Sader
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mini-ITX Gaming Build Guide #3: BitFenix Prodigy Ed.
Replies: 48
Views: 52224

Re: Quiet Mini-ITX Gaming Build Guide #3: BitFenix Prodigy E

iirc, I actually ran a system in the Antec ISK300 for a while, something modest with onboard graphics & the internal 65W AC/DC adapter. Not sure if that models is still available, I see the links are for the one with a 150W PSU which isn't quiet under load. Anyway, I just used a couple of quiet 80m...
by Sader
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mini-ITX Gaming Build Guide #3: BitFenix Prodigy Ed.
Replies: 48
Views: 52224

Re: Quiet Mini-ITX Gaming Build Guide #3: BitFenix Prodigy E

Thanks again Mike. I think I'll go with a Phenom as it's for a 100W system so its ventilation/cooling issue doesn't matter. For a sub-100W system, why bother with such cases? Footprint is way too big, imo, unless you can justify it for a discrete VGA card. I'd go with something way smaller -- maybe...
by Sader
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mini-ITX Gaming Build Guide #3: BitFenix Prodigy Ed.
Replies: 48
Views: 52224

Re: Quiet Mini-ITX Gaming Build Guide #3: BitFenix Prodigy E

Thanks for a quick reply, Mike Have not yet experienced such bug, but sure will take note and keep watching for my fan speeds on z97i plus mb. As for VRM Im sure this is Msi Asus Palit design fault or lets say imperfection fot gtx 970. Only gigabyte g1 which has its VRM touched by same base plate th...
by Sader
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mini-ITX Gaming Build Guide #3: BitFenix Prodigy Ed.
Replies: 48
Views: 52224

Re: Quiet Mini-ITX Gaming Build Guide #3: BitFenix Prodigy E

Thanks a lot for your reviews! Like a breeze of fresh air for me :D I have two quetsions 1. Where can I read more on asus fan xpert bug on this specific MB? I tend to have the same board on my pc - was chosen for nice build quality and three 4pin pwm fan headers as well as asus nice fan pwm-or-dc co...
by Sader
Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52596

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

Guys thanks for informative tests and info ! Does anyone noticed VRM temps going high on these cards ? I've had mine up to 86 during 30 min gaming sessions which is a bit high, considering Gigabyte G1 which has its VRMs cooled by same plate that touches the GPU and they are really cool ! And after I...
by Sader
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 39259

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

Thanks for your review ! Indeed this is much reflecting system I had in my mind :D As part time owner of STIX 970 I can say it is subject to an outstanding noise as well as other 970 Cards. Here is my sample https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsMXotF33mU Returned it waiting for an exchange with fingers...
by Sader
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fractal Design Define R4 build
Replies: 41
Views: 38041

Re: Fractal Design Define R4 build

Hello,

Can you pls comment on the GPU VRM temperatures during load?
Imho all the tests I've seen they getting very toasty for my liking...

thanks
by Sader
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mini-itx build
Replies: 17
Views: 6716

Re: mini-itx build

In case this is not too late :lol: : - SFX PSUs from Silverstone are relatively quiet - that means for silence freaks lurking around here - they will not be quiet enough to fit the needs. 600W Silverstone PSU is mostly the same - although having marketing "fan not spinning at low loads" - practicall...
by Sader
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advise on the Lian Li V350 Fans replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2936

Re: Need advise on the Lian Li V350 Fans replacement

Will renew this topic... :P Lookin for and advise - Fan on my HIS IceQ 5750 has issues - stops working randomly inside the case. Therefore card overheats and PC freezes. So I'm looking for a replacement aftermarket VGA cooler considering: - hot air must be exhaused from case, otherwise temperatures ...
by Sader
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ITX Case with Half Size PCI-E Card and without ATX PSU space
Replies: 2
Views: 2160

Re: ITX Case with Half Size PCI-E Card and without ATX PSU s

Thanks for your reply - these are not selling - out of stock now - will keep an eye on this one. Also found alternative on chinese "ebay" - http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/E-i7-mounted-half-height-graphics-aluminum-i7-HTPc-chassis/800900_855263179.html however the price is almost the same :-...
by Sader
Sun May 19, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ITX Case with Half Size PCI-E Card and without ATX PSU space
Replies: 2
Views: 2160

ITX Case with Half Size PCI-E Card and without ATX PSU space

Hello Guys I need an advise on good itx case with half size or full size PCI/PCI-E card slot but without any ATX PSU stuff. I prefer to not to use the DVD (slim or full size) and include either 2.5" Cardreader or even end up with just couple of USB ports on the front panel. Minimization is everythin...
by Sader
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Results for Thermalright V2 for HD5750
Replies: 4
Views: 1957

Re: Results for Thermalright V2 for HD5750

Hello everyone

pls can you post some pictures of VGA with Thermalright V2 installed ?
Have HD5750 with failed stock cooler and want to replace with aftermarket one, but afraid it might not fit my Lian Li V 350 Case...

Thanks
by Sader
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advise on the Lian Li V350 Fans replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2936

Re: Need advise on the Lian Li V350 Fans replacement

thanks for the advise guys !

want to get rid of the Drive cage - but I have 2 HHDs + also the IR Control Module in the DVD cage, so one slot is already busy :(

Can you pls be more specific on Nexus Fans - which models do you use and where exactly - on CPU or Intake or else ?
by Sader
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advise on the Lian Li V350 Fans replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2936

Need advise on the Lian Li V350 Fans replacement

Hello Presently own following system: CPU: Phenom II X4 955 BE Coolermaster GeminIIS + CM 12Cm Cooler Mb: Asus mATX VGA: HIS IceQ 5750 1 Gb HDD: 2 x 500 Gb WD HDD (Caviar Green & Black) RAM: 4Gb Kingston DDR3 PSU: Corsair TX650 Case Lian Li V350 Following can be upgraded: - 2 x 12 cm Intake Fans(pre...
by Sader
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My on its way to be silent HTPC, Silverstone GD05
Replies: 12
Views: 9551

Hey coolhand - saw you are not using separate VGA.... Have same Mb as you do, first thing I've done is replaced ASUS supplied thermal compound on both blue passive radiators(VGA & bridge) By accident, touched the onboard VGA during CPU fan installation(SFF case :? ), so it felt apart ! After removin...