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by michaelius
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Pillar shaped diy case with small footprint (chimney effect)
Replies: 33
Views: 7907

Re: Pillar shaped diy case with small footprint (chimney eff

Looks to me like a lot of effort to make downsized version of Fortress 3.
by michaelius
Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is Corsair AX850 going to be enough..?
Replies: 9
Views: 1601

Re: Is Corsair AX850 going to be enough..?

Get a Raven 2 /Fortress 2 ?
I just mounted my system with GTX 470 into it and so far stock fermi fan seems to be running around 5% slower which translates into 400-500 rpm less compared to my previous Tsunami with side panel completly removed.
by michaelius
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet case for dusty area
Replies: 12
Views: 2024

Re: Quiet case for dusty area

JamieG, I do have these filters fitted. They do help but the HAF case is literally full of holes and no good for a garage. quest_for_silence, I will think about the Silverstone Raven RV02-E then. How is that for noise? Raven 2 sounds like a bad idea for very dusty place as it has huge amount of top...
by michaelius
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm 71CFM 11dBA - Enermax T.B.Silence UCTB12 Fan
Replies: 5
Views: 4784

Re: 120mm 71CFM 11dBA - Enermax T.B.Silence UCTB12 Fan

http://www.frazpc.pl/recenzje-2/633101, ... stone.html

they tested it here seems to be resonably quiet for the 7,50 euro price it costs.

PS. that review is in polish so google translator is higly advised.
by michaelius
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sandy Bridge Gaming Rig - Please comment
Replies: 23
Views: 3604

Re: Sandy Bridge Gaming Rig - Please comment

Call of Duty: Black Ops should definitely run smoothly on a Radeon 5850 at 2560x1600 with 4xAA. I concur that you should try out the 5850 in a Sandy Bridge environment first. Crossfire with Dual Shamans would be badass, though! :) Mind you, that's an EIGHT slot solution, so you'll need a case with ...
by michaelius
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 38245

Re: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide

You can use lower PCI-ex x4 slot for tuner without any problems. Also for this mobo main PEG slot is the lower blue one which will work in x16 mode when you insert into grey one special pcb provided by asus http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/motherboards/2010/ASUS%20M4A89GTD%20Pro/switch-card.jpg S...
by michaelius
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 38245

Re: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide

oh, additionally I read that the corsair power supplies haven't been considered SPCR material, however I have to say I don't hear mine at all, to me it's as quiet as the antec CP-850 I have in the other gaming machine I built. Not true. All the Corsairs built by Seasonic are just as quiet if not qu...
by michaelius
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 38245

Re: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide

3) I don't understand your RAM question/comment -- again, it's what we had on hand that works well. "High performance" memory with high voltage requirements are such a PITA to work with. So many motherboards simply cannot post with such RAM, never mind run well. I meant why you used 1066 ram runnin...
by michaelius
Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 38245

Re: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide

Hmm interesting choice of components First why AMD cpu? I5 750/760 runs cooler and will be faster after oc Second - why OCZ fake low voltage memory (1,65V) when on newegg gskill ecos sell for less than 50$ and they run @1333 cl9 with 1,35V http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231...
by michaelius
Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P55+i3 540+G.Skill Eco+Go!Green HD5750+CaviarGreen+etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: P55+i3 540+G.Skill Eco+Go!Green HD5750+CaviarGreen+etc.

Sandy Bridge dual cores will be locked and won't allow overclocking :( Which might be important for some people. if its that important, they can put out the cash for the k versions of the chips with unlocked multipliers. also: source on that info? i havent heard anything about the bus speeds being ...
by michaelius
Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P55+i3 540+G.Skill Eco+Go!Green HD5750+CaviarGreen+etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: P55+i3 540+G.Skill Eco+Go!Green HD5750+CaviarGreen+etc.

System looks pretty good as it is, here are some minor suggestions: DeDeRa wrote: mobo: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3R cpu: Intel i3 540 On 9th january the new Sandy Bridge platform will be actually out: does it worth to wait? IMO definitely yes. Sandy Bridge dual cores will come out at the end of February,...
by michaelius
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any good desktop/cube cases for 200W GPU ?
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Any good desktop/cube cases for 200W GPU ?

Are there any desktop cases that could provide adequate cooling for GTX 470 (225W tdp) and with enough space to fit it together with accelero extreme (meaning 12,1" legth).

And with uATX or ATX size for mobo as i need something with pci-ex x1 for Xonar.
by michaelius
Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman not giving up on the "flower" heatsinks
Replies: 12
Views: 3447

Re: Zalman not giving up on the "flower" heatsinks

Pricing situation might be diffrent in diffrent countries:

NH-14 or Silver Arrow is 300 PLN

CNPS-10X is in 190-220 range for Quiet/extreme

So i guess it makes it happy middle ground for me.
by michaelius
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A "little" AMD Phenom II upgrade, 425W for the job
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: A "little" AMD Phenom II upgrade, 425W for the job

I have used X6 1055T and GTX 470 for few days with 450W Chieftec GPS PSU (rebranded delta) and it was fine (altrough voltage drop was getting near to atx norm)
by michaelius
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman not giving up on the "flower" heatsinks
Replies: 12
Views: 3447

Re: Zalman not giving up on the "flower" heatsinks

If I want value... I take CoolerMaster. Zalmans are not on the cheap side, nor the quality side. I had orginal Al-cu 7000 and now CNPS-10X quiet both had very good quality and price worth the performance you were getting (especially if you factor in STG-2 bundled to every CNPS). And unlike Scythe t...
by michaelius
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Raven 2 / Fortress 2 vs aftermarket GPU coolers
Replies: 18
Views: 5081

Re: Raven 2 / Fortress 2 vs aftermarket GPU coolers

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=103 ... count=1993

Looks like effect on big coolers with long heatpipe is larger than we thought.
by michaelius
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Raven 2 / Fortress 2 vs aftermarket GPU coolers
Replies: 18
Views: 5081

Raven 2 / Fortress 2 vs aftermarket GPU coolers

I'm planning to buy one of silverstone cases with the rotated mobo design but thinking about it actually made me wonder about how does having GPU in vertical position work against GPU coolers. If we look at most aftermarket GPU coolers (zalman 3000 VF, accelero extreme, etc) they all have heatpipes ...
by michaelius
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 80Plus Platinum (115v) finally exists
Replies: 20
Views: 5262

Part of the problem, aside from technology, is the cost / benefit. The components needed to achieve platinum, in terms of not just price but availability and delivery may make it not worth the small incremental increase in efficiency. As well, if the volume does not rise up in the market, then the ...
by michaelius
Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Best energy efficient monitor?
Replies: 28
Views: 23248

You could use one of ultra thin laptops with culv cpu.
by michaelius
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 180mm silverstone fans in R2/F2 power consumption?
Replies: 1
Views: 1372

180mm silverstone fans in R2/F2 power consumption?

Does anyone know what's the rated (or measured) power of fans in Raven 2 or Fortress 2 cases ? Specification on seasonic website shows only: 3 x 180mm intake fan 700/1000rpm, 18/27dBA They have 4 types of fans on website but neither matches this description: FN181-BL - obviosuly not as this one is t...
by michaelius
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet optical drives
Replies: 25
Views: 9752

Would using external slim dvd burner help?

I was looking at them and there are plenty of models that do only x8 dvd, x24 cd reading ?
by michaelius
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-D14 flagship dual-fan CPU cooler
Replies: 57
Views: 39431

I think it's strange that Noctua is including their old 120 mm fan NF-P12 instead of the improved NF-P12 FLX which has better airflow at lower noise. There is no NF-P12 FLX. There is a Noctua NF-S12B FLX 120mm Fan. But that doesn't work well on heatsinks. It doesn't work well with the type of high ...
by michaelius
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT-03 and Raven 3
Replies: 11
Views: 9175

They should have named it Mega Tower ;)

As for Raven 3 argh why oh why can't they make something with same interior but finished in steel and without all the fancy looking parts.