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by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 !!!
Replies: 52
Views: 30587

Re: HR-01 Plus vs the HR-02 vs Ninja 2 - Best Passive Heatsi

ces wrote:So what is the general assessment of the HR-01 Plus vs the HR-02 vs Ninja 2?
I second this inquiry
by goatsandmonkeys
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home made wooden "chimney" case for mini ITX
Replies: 21
Views: 6114

Re: Home made wooden "chimney" case for mini ITX

WOW!!! Amazing. It's gorgeous.

How fast is the fan running and what is the temperature of the processor?
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet 24" monitor
Replies: 42
Views: 11452

Re: Quiet 24" monitor

Is the buzzing from the power supply?
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Some careless (stupid?) forum search restrictions
Replies: 11
Views: 4524

Re: Some careless (stupid?) forum search restrictions

ces wrote:???? I thought this site uses google search? Doesn't it?
you can do it manually http://www.google.com/search?client=ubu ... 8&oe=utf-8
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which 5770?
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Which 5770?

I think this all makes the silent cell a good choice. I just ordered it. I word on multimonitor setups: I have been using two monitors as soon as Windows 98 allowed it. about a year ago I decided that I could benefit from a third monitor. IT's nice but not as useful as I expected. also it has really...
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: micro ATX advantage?
Replies: 25
Views: 4656

Re: micro ATX advantage?

we dont know what kind of system op is even considering though, just what the pros and cons are with atx vs matx. My question really had more to do with cases. The mATX boards had more than enough features for me. To be honest there are ITX boards out there with enough features. What was missing wa...
by goatsandmonkeys
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which 5770?
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Which 5770?

-->Are one or two slow moving intake fans enough to cool a 5770?<-- Well, your condition is 2D only...so max, that's 25W. You could probably be fanless in the case and dissipate 25W. So, any airflow at all is probably just fine. I did some more research. Someone on here said they have the silent ce...
by goatsandmonkeys
Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which 5770?
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Which 5770?

First off thanks to both of you. If you are determined to get a 5770, then get the Silent cell. You won't have to muck around with a 3rd party cooler, you'll keep the warranty active and I doubt it'll generate much heat ( ~25W ) doing the 2D work you want to do. Good points. also I realized the pric...
by goatsandmonkeys
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which 5770?
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Which 5770?

I am looking to get a 5770 for a hackintosh build. Am I better off with a silent cell or another card with another card and adding on a cooler? Do some brands run cooler or idle at lower temperatures/clock speeds? what coolers would best suit an under used 5770? are there difficulties in connecting ...
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master prepares new cases for Cebit 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 6425

Re: Cooler Master prepares new cases for Cebit 2011

It lets you dock a bare sata drive on the top of the case. It's useful for video editing and making back ups. It's obviously loud.
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best iPhone DB meter program?
Replies: 0
Views: 1074

Best iPhone DB meter program?

I'm looking to download a DB meter program for my iPhone. there are lots of options. many offer current, average, peak, and peak hold. They all seem to be limited by the hardware to a 30-100db range. It looks like SPLnFFT noise meter is the best because it has a spectrum analyzer, but an ugly interf...
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master prepares new cases for Cebit 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 6425

Re: Cooler Master prepares new cases for Cebit 2011

It's only 10 Euros less than the Fractal Define which has dampened hard drive mounting, more configurable fan mounting. It also includes 2 pretty good 120mm case fans and a fan controller. Mind you I'm a Fractal Design fan boy, but if the cooler master case wants to distinguish itself it needs to b...
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Decent replacement for UltraX Keyboard?
Replies: 29
Views: 35830

Re: Decent replacement for UltraX Keyboard?

I think logitech still makes scissor switch keyboards. I woudl reccomend buying the cheapest one available. Rubber dome based keyboards seem to wear out quickly.
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling in space
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Cooling in space

Satellites are in the earth's orbit and get radiation from the sun. Suppose this is deep space and it has layers of mylar blocking radiation from stars. Can a heatsink transfer heat away if there is no atmosphere?
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling in space
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Cooling in space

So imagine you had a computer floating out in space. Is it easier or harder to cool a system? It's much colder (assuming no radiation) but there is almost no atmosphere for convection.
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 20% off all case fans at new egg
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Re: 20% off all case fans at new egg

I found out about it via the newsletter :)
I'm waiting for the z68 chip set to come out. in that time I am waiting for sales on all the other parts. so far I have purchased a PSU, cooler, and ram at 15-20% off. I really want to see a big sale on cases soon.
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 20% off all case fans at new egg
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

20% off all case fans at new egg

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by goatsandmonkeys
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master prepares new cases for Cebit 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 6425

Re: Cooler Master prepares new cases for Cebit 2011

It's only 10 Euros less than the Fractal Define which has dampened hard drive mounting, more configurable fan mounting. It also includes 2 pretty good 120mm case fans and a fan controller. Mind you I'm a Fractal Design fan boy, but if the cooler master case wants to distinguish itself it needs to be...
by goatsandmonkeys
Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fractal R3
Replies: 21
Views: 8552

Re: Fractal R3

Did you try using the included fan controller to slow down the fans?
by goatsandmonkeys
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: micro ATX advantage?
Replies: 25
Views: 4656

Re: micro ATX advantage?

I'm looking at either the define R3 or the define mini. both can fit the cooler I want to use, but one will have a lot more empty space. I am wondering if I might get the larger one, but part of me thinks the air will cycle through faster if the case itself and over components. I guess it's not much...
by goatsandmonkeys
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: micro ATX advantage?
Replies: 25
Views: 4656

micro ATX advantage?

I'm torn between the getting a ATX case and a micro ATX case. Besides being a little less expensive are there airflow or other advantages to a smaller case?
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Simple Modification for Prolimatech Megahalems
Replies: 19
Views: 3375

Re: Simple Modification for Prolimatech Megahalems

ces wrote:
goatsandmonkeys wrote:Also he can't patent it because this discussion exists. Patent law is "stupid" and "autistic".
Jurisdictions vary, I believe in the US he has 12 months to file.
I am under the impression that, at least in the US, you can not discuss the idea publicly and get the patent.
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i3-2100 vs. AMD Phenom II X2 565
Replies: 76
Views: 24644

Re: Intel Core i3-2100 vs. AMD Phenom II X2 565

the 65watt models seem to idle around the same as the 95w models so I would also assume that the T model doesn't idle lower. If this is true, what is the point of the T model? marketing? I think it';s the same chip as one of their laptop chips only with a 1155pin design for people that want systems...
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Simple Modification for Prolimatech Megahalems
Replies: 19
Views: 3375

Re: Simple Modification for Prolimatech Megahalems

you should hurry up and file a patent Nah, what he proposes basically looks like the Zalman heatsinks of old.[/img] That is a well taken point... but all that does is limit the scope of the patent to tower format coolers - with or without a gap in the middle such as the Prolimitech has. Also he can...
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-03-07
Replies: 2
Views: 2809

Re: News for 2011-03-07

I read that review of the PSU lat night. It sounds amazing. they tested it as 18 to 26 DB. I wanted to put that in context of other PSUs they tested. I looked at PSU reviews they did that SPCR also did. they seem to run the gamut where they sometimes report much lower DB and other times much higher....
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i3-2100 vs. AMD Phenom II X2 565
Replies: 76
Views: 24644

Re: Intel Core i3-2100 vs. AMD Phenom II X2 565

When you consider cost it's important to note the price difference between DDR2 and DDR3. DDR2 is slower and costs 40 to 50% more. If you already own DDR2 sticks you can use the AMD system is much cheaper. If you don't the cost of ram makes up for the mother board price difference. The i3 2100t is c...
by goatsandmonkeys
Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fractal R3
Replies: 21
Views: 8552

Re: Fractal R3

You're making me jealous. My new build is going to be a fractal design define with a seasonic X series too. I hope mine looks as nice as yours.

Is the SSD attached to the case or is it just laying in that tray?

thanks
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on New Build and Air Flow
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: Advice on New Build and Air Flow

What do you do with your computer that is resource intensive? this computer will primarily be an audio workstation Digital audio processing, lots of VST effects and instruments, image editing and some video encoding. Are you going to be overclocking? Nope. Do you plan on buying a motherboard? Yes. ...
by goatsandmonkeys
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on New Build and Air Flow
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: Advice on New Build and Air Flow

I'm getting the expensive case for a number of reasons but mostly for sound insulation and improved cooling (particularly with low speed fans). I don't mind spending extra on the case because it will never need upgrading. I also find the case very attractive :). Oh, and just to correct you; it's no...