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by Anatorax
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E335 vs. Samsung Series 5 535U3C
Replies: 1
Views: 20941

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E335 vs. Samsung Series 5 535U3C

In case you are still deciding between these two I can share my opinion on Samsung with you. I have it since September and am quite satisfied. Before I started using it extensively I have done 2 modifications: 1) Installed an SSD (you'll need a 7 mm thick one); 2) Re-applied thermal paste on the CPU...
by Anatorax
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone AP182 request
Replies: 5
Views: 3511

Re: Silverstone AP182 request

I concur. Would love to see these new fans in action.
by Anatorax
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which fan controller for FT02
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Re: Which fan controller for FT02

You may want to stay away from touch controllers, since controlling via knobs is much easier, especially if you have your pc on the side. I would strongly advice Lamptron FC5 v2. Got myself one and am very happy with it. It has 4 channels, but each one supports ~30 watts (it is like 10 fans?) and vi...
by Anatorax
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kaze Master Ace and Stythe Kaze Server questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: Scythe Kaze Master Ace and Stythe Kaze Server questions

The ultimate fan controller is Lamptron FC5 (Version 2!!!). 30W per channel, the best display on the market, awesome looks, 8 or so options for display color, top quality.
by Anatorax
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Quest for a 13" dead silent!
Replies: 6
Views: 28186

Re: Quest for a 13" dead silent!

I have read somewhere the MacBook Air is not that silent after all. Approach with caution.

Check out Dell's Vostro V13/V130 line. I wrote about it in another topic in this section. In regard to silence comes damn close to 9/10 IMO.
by Anatorax
Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HELP! Laptop doesn't see HDDs after BSOD
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Re: HELP! Laptop doesn't see HDDs after BSOD

Hi, thanks for the reply. To clarify a couple things: 1) I have messed around in BIOS, made a reset, it didn't help. I tried to flash it an update it, but failed, because could find proper instructions yet; 2) I know that other drives are not recognized, because I tried to install Windows 7 on them ...
by Anatorax
Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HELP! Laptop doesn't see HDDs after BSOD
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

HELP! Laptop doesn't see HDDs after BSOD

Hi, guys. Somehow I cannot post at Tom's Hardware, where I usually post whne I have general problems, so I ask for your help. I have a Dell Vostro V13 with Kingston SSD (V 100 G2 64 Gb). At work I was doing some programming when my laptop froze and I got a BSOD. After that my attempts to start it re...
by Anatorax
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dell Vostro V130
Replies: 1
Views: 8523

Re: Dell Vostro V130

I have the old version Vostro V13 with SU7300. The laptop is silent after you install a SSD - the fan spins only when you are doing something really intensive. While doing office, web, programming the fan doesn't even spin. Two concerns though: - Sometimes you can hear some whine from inside, which ...
by Anatorax
Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FT02 Build Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Re: FT02 Build Advice

Hi,

1) For the first issue see this topic: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=61186

2) I have heard on some forums that it works generally fine in those slots. Check a topic about FT02 on hardforum. It has over 100+ pages, I bet you will find answer on anything there.
by Anatorax
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Lull in CPU Market?
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Re: Lull in CPU Market?

1) Why do you want to upgrade from i7-920? Even if you are doing some super CPU-intensive tasks for your master's degree, your CPU is perfectly fine. Getting a new mobo and CPU and getting rid of the old ones will cost you money and time. Personally, I don't think that the difference in productivity...
by Anatorax
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I was so close to acceptable, then I bought a WD5000AAKX...
Replies: 14
Views: 3008

Re: I was so close to acceptable, then I bought a WD5000AAKX

How come nobody mentioned Scythe Quiet Drive? Basically, it is a box with foam inside where you put your HDD to make it silent. If you are in USA or EU you should have no problems getting it. It is about 30$ - 30 EUR. It is the best solution after SSD for quiet drives. You can put practically any HD...
by Anatorax
Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Overclocking XFX 6850: PCB incredibly hot!
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Overclocking XFX 6850: PCB incredibly hot!

Hi, I have been overclocking my XFX 6850 to play Witcher 2 today. Following the anandtech overclock article: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4002/amd-radeon-hd-6850-overclocking-roundup-asus-xfx-msi/8 , I have overclocked it to 940/1200 on 1.172V. Then, I ran MSI Kombustor (similar to Furmark) for 15 ...
by Anatorax
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Lian-Li A05N correct set up for passive VGA
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Lian-Li A05N correct set up for passive VGA

Hi, aquelito. The best setup for this case (and one of the best ever overall) I have ever seen is here:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=59901
by Anatorax
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5770 + Accelero S1 Mod: Which fan to use?
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: 5770 + Accelero S1 Mod: Which fan to use?

kuzzia, Powercolor (and all passive OEM 5750 models) do not use Accelero S1, they use they own heatsinks. S1 is about 50% larger than what you have on your card. (I have a passive 5750 and S1 on 6850). chico, I would advice Scythe Jyu fans 100mm wide. Two of them will fit on S1 PERFECTLY and they ar...
by Anatorax
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Moving HDDs out of the computer?
Replies: 17
Views: 3011

Re: Moving HDDs out of the computer?

Really, don't bother building anything yourself. Get a Scythe Quiet Drive enclosure and put your HDD's in there. SQD for 2.5" drives are widely available, for 3.5" drive - not really. Check ebay. It may cost some money - 20-30$ a piece, but it will dampen 90% of the noise. I think it is the cheapest...
by Anatorax
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 vs FT02 vs 650D vs 700D?
Replies: 6
Views: 2127

Re: P183 vs FT02 vs 650D vs 700D?

A word of re-assurance: go with FT02. Nothing else cools graphic cards like this. 5790 fits, so you card will fit too.
by Anatorax
Mon May 16, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Suggestions for 120mm+ horizontal for accelero s1
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: Suggestions for 120mm+ horizontal for accelero s1

I would suggest using 2 Scythe Jyu 100mm fans rather than one 120mm. 1) They fit perfectly: not bulky, cover all the surface, do not take up an extra PCI slot; 2) S1 fins are kinda apart, so you don't need high pressure fan to push the air through, you just need to blow on the fins - these fans suff...
by Anatorax
Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S1 won't fit on Sapphire 6850
Replies: 2
Views: 1876

Re: Accelero S1 won't fit on Sapphire 6850

Just use some other smaller, separate heatsinks that fit. I have an XFX 6850 and had exactly the same situation. Actually, my Accelero didn't even have this large, long heatsink, only a lot of small ones. (Maybe, you will have to use that extra VRM001 heatsink set from AC.) I put 3 separate heatsink...
by Anatorax
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S1 Rev.2 for HD6850/HD6870/5870
Replies: 13
Views: 7535

Re: Accelero S1 Rev.2 for HD6850/HD6870/5870

Hi, S1 cools 6850 perfectly. If you don't do OC or Furmark it may work completely passively (but adding a fan helps a lot). I would advice to get 2 Scythe Jyu fans, those 100mm in diameter. They are little harder to install (need to use zipties), but they are much better and quieter then Turbo modul...
by Anatorax
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive (Accelero S1 Rev. 2) Gigabyte Radeon HD6850
Replies: 19
Views: 4827

Re: Passive (Accelero S1 Rev. 2) Gigabyte Radeon HD6850

Not bad. You may want to install a couple of fans on it and run them REALLY slow to shave off 8-10 degrees. An AC Turbo module or Scythe Jyu fans will fit perfectly.
by Anatorax
Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which PWM, CPU or Specialty Fan do you Want SPCR to Review?
Replies: 50
Views: 23440

Re: Which PWM, CPU or Specialty Fan do you Want SPCR to Revi

My preferences would be: 1) Arctic Cooling 32mm thick fans. I got a 92mm PWM model and must say that the quality is amazing. The mounting system is very good with no or little vibration at high RPM and the airflow is good. Maybe, even better than Slipstream at the comparable low noise level despite ...
by Anatorax
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM fan for megahalems and P183 case fan choice.
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: PWM fan for megahalems and P183 case fan choice.

Scythe Slipstreams are good. But you don't really have to undervolt them that much, I have a 1200 rpm version running on 600 rpm and it is silent within my case (FT02).
by Anatorax
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fans and 120mm to 140mm fan adaptors
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Re: Fans and 120mm to 140mm fan adaptors

Yeah, I know about the fans with 120mm holes, but then the sides of the fan will be kinda covered with the fan frame? And I just really want an Air Penetrator - they are great at delivering airflow at long distances (what I want to use for cooling my VGA). You mean mechanical noise or "air" noise be...
by Anatorax
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fans and 120mm to 140mm fan adaptors
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Fans and 120mm to 140mm fan adaptors

Hi! I want to fit a fan into my three 5 25" slots. There is space for a 140mm fan, but I could find only a 120mm frame for that purpose: http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/content/rebel9-fan-frame I plan to use it on the INSIDE side of the 5 25 slot, so that the fan is closer to the VGA. I really like Si...
by Anatorax
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best passive and quiet performance GPU for fortress ft02
Replies: 11
Views: 2683

Re: Best passive and quiet performance GPU for fortress ft02

Is it easy enough to replace the topfan and undervolt the bottom fans (can you control them like any other fan)? You just have to unscrew 4 screws and then screw them back. As simple as it can be. The bottom fans have two connectors each: one is with the switch near the top fan for speeds 700/1200 ...
by Anatorax
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best passive and quiet performance GPU for fortress ft02
Replies: 11
Views: 2683

Re: Best passive and quiet performance GPU for fortress ft02

the only truly quiet fan setting on the ft02 is when the big fans are so undervolted that they tick for a couple of minutes on startup, and you've replaced and undervolted the top fan... anything beyond that is very audible, and the noise comes right out the top of the case. Not really. The Air Pen...
by Anatorax
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best passive and quiet performance GPU for fortress ft02
Replies: 11
Views: 2683

Re: Best passive and quiet performance GPU for fortress ft02

Stock passive cards are not worth it. I had a passive 5750 and it was constantly too hot for me (with bottom fans on ~540rpm). The temps were 40-45C on idle and up to 80ies while gaming. Accelero S1 works really well in the case. Put it and AC Turbo module, undervolt all your fans until you cannot h...
by Anatorax
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fortress II or not? The heatpipe 'issue'.
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

Re: Fortress II or not? The heatpipe 'issue'.

Well, an Accelero S1 + Fortress 2 seems like the best solution to me. I have this combination, but with the 6850 card and the temps are amazing (~30-33C idle) even with 180mm fans on 400rpm and the rest ~600-700rpm. If the PC is at least 80cm away from your ears, the thing will be marginally silent....
by Anatorax
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Mounting a fan in 5 25 slots
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: Mounting a fan in 5 25 slots

Whoa... The grill on the big one is crap, but I like the smaller one for 120mm fans. I think it may fit perfectly. Thank you very much!

P.S. Have found a similar older topic... Should have searched for it before creating a topic.
by Anatorax
Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Mounting a fan in 5 25 slots
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: Mounting a fan in 5 25 slots

The device in the top bay is part of the case - it has the power and reset buttons and integrated fan controller for 4 fans. The case is a cheap Aerocool RS9 Red Devil edition. I will suspend the fans. But now I think about moving the fans to the back of the 5.25 bays and suspending them there, so t...