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by mikegray
Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 15529

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

Say - I see that the new version has upgraded to a USB 3.0 slot in front. I have the old version FT02, and it happens to have a defective USB front unit (one of the USB slots is broken). It's a bit of a nuisance at time, but I never bothered to get it replaced. (In part because I was told I would ha...
by mikegray
Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any Experience with the Sapphire HD 6950 2gb?
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Re: Any Experience with the Sapphire HD 6950 2gb?

Oh! I hadn't realized there were two different editions - thanks for the heads up! This is the one I'm look at. I'm seeing two fans there, so I think I'm on the right track. http://digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.aspx?Reiter=Details&Artikel=217938 I don't mind some noise under gaming conditions; I just ...
by mikegray
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any Experience with the Sapphire HD 6950 2gb?
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Any Experience with the Sapphire HD 6950 2gb?

Hi guys! I'm going to be pushing a 2560x1440 monitor, and I'd like to be able to play games at high quality with a certain degree of future proofing. I'd originally planned to get the Powercolor passive 6850, but I'm starting think that it'll be a little underpowered. I've read in a few places that ...
by mikegray
Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why no love for the HD 6790
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Why no love for the HD 6790

Hey guys! Has anyone out there had a look at the HD 6790? I'm thinking that it might be perfect for my next build - a little less power hungry than a 6850, a bit more oomph AND a bit more efficient that 5770. HIS has a modal called the IceQ X that might have some potential for silence right out of t...
by mikegray
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17039

Hm. Which card did you buy, exactly? The confusion about different layouts on Radeons has me a little worried here.

Oh - and I just remembered: do you lose your other PCI-e slot? Since I want to add a few other cards (not GPUs - other stuff) to this rig, I'm a little worried about losing slots.
by mikegray
Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17039

You know, one thing kind of sticks with me: on the system I described at the beginning of this thread I'm definitely going to stick with AC on the CPU. But I'm going to keep considering a relatively simply WC solution on the 5770 - maybe a 2x120. I'll need to see how that fits my case, though. (Silv...
by mikegray
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17039

Yeah - this is where I've pretty much ended up: The money I was going to spend on a pretty complex WC system, I'm investing in a very nice case (Silverstone Fortress FT02) and some very nice after market air coolers - and still saving money. But the GPU is going to be tricky. I actually considered u...
by mikegray
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17039

Huh?? Is there a passively cooled 5770 out there? I haven't found it. All I've been able to find on google is a passively cooled 5570 and, I think, a passively cooled 5750. Anyway ... since I'm already veering away from WC-ing: Given this exact setup - using a Sapphire Vapor-X 5770 and a CPU with a ...
by mikegray
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17039

Now, I know the plug-and-play WC systems (like that little Corsair thing) don't really cut it, but I've always heard that a good water cooler - particularly with a passive rad - is about as quiet as you can get. No? On the Northwood system: It's time for a new system anyway. The thing has some reall...
by mikegray
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17039

I'm a little surprised now: are you saying that, all things considered, the system will be quieter using air cooling - maybe like the R2 plus an after-market CPU cooler and a that Sapphire Vapor-X version of the 5770? I though WC would get me lower noise. Ach - I didn't mean that I want to upgrade t...
by mikegray
Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17039

Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?

Hello! I’m currently planning my first water-cooled system, and I’d be very grateful for some input from you people. My goal is to build a reasonably fast, future-proof system (CPU i5 750, a Radeon 5770, MB with USB 3.0, Intel X25-V for OS and programs, 2T hard drive for media storage). No need ...