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by tzhu07
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?
Replies: 19
Views: 8078

Re: Radeon 7970 aftermarket compatibility?

I caved in and ordered the Accelero. It looks like Performance-PCs currently has the best price. It was ~$92, including shipping. Newegg would probably be just a little bit more for me, after tax+shipping, and they don't have it in stock. With the stock cooler, the card is actually not bad at idle,...
by tzhu07
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you silence a front apartment door?
Replies: 3
Views: 3231

Re: How do you silence a front apartment door?

I just tried the towel trick and it didn't seem to help too much. It probably isn't too big of an issue since these noises just last for a few seconds and then completely disappear. I could also potentially run into Homeowners Association regulation issues for modifying aspects of the door. The only...
by tzhu07
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you silence a front apartment door?
Replies: 3
Views: 3231

How do you silence a front apartment door?

I have this front door that I want to seal off. I've attached a couple images. http://www.majorindulgence.com/file_exchange_data/50/door.jpg http://www.majorindulgence.com/file_exchange_data/50/seal.JPG Currently, there's some sort of black seal around the left, right, and top edges, but I don't thi...
by tzhu07
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 21180

Re: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=790&Itemid=72 Here's the conclusion of that review above: Pros: + Excellent cooling performance with low noise (assuming adequate case ventilation) + Excellent overclockability and game performance (assuming adequate ventilation)...
by tzhu07
Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 21180

Re: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/44624-powercolor-hd-6850-1gb-scs3-passive-review.html Hardware Canucks just posted their review of the Powercolor 6850 passive. They gave it their Innovative award. So far this and the TechPowerUp review are the only two reviews I've come...
by tzhu07
Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 or R3
Replies: 7
Views: 2539

Re: P183 or R3

The P183 allows you to install super-long video cards like the 6990, whereas the R3 Define doesn't. So if that isn't an issue, I would get the R3 since it has a cleaner look, both inside and out.
by tzhu07
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 343657

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

I have a NEC PA271W. I do not run at 100% brightness (otherwise it would burn my eyes).

Only if I put my ear against the air vents do I hear a faint sizzle noise. But under real world usage, it's completely inaudible.
by tzhu07
Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Gaming PC - Tips?
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Silent Gaming PC - Tips?

Bitfenix Shinobi Window case Asus P8Z68-V-Pro mobo Intel core i5 2500k cpu Noctua NH-C14 CPU cooler MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC graphics card G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 8GB PC1600 CL9 (2x4GB) memory Corsair PSU Gold AX850 Watt PSU OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB storage NOCTUA...
by tzhu07
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for a good 16:10 aspect gaming monitor?
Replies: 33
Views: 6018

Re: Recommendations for a good 16:10 aspect gaming monitor?

The buzzing noise that monitors make is caused by the inverter, which is used to control the brightness of the backlight. On my monitor, I can only hear the buzzing if my ear is actually pressed up against the exhaust slits on the top or sides of my monitor. Otherwise I cannot hear them at all, even...
by tzhu07
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: To those of you with 1st gen Macbook Pros, beware....
Replies: 7
Views: 2226

Re: To those of you with 1st gen Macbook Pros, beware....

The dust part I know you all realize, but gutting out the logic board is also something that's necessary after a few years since Apple puts some cheap ceramic stuff on the cores. That part people may not realize how bad it is, and the fact that it's a bitch to excavate the logic board. I do apprecia...
by tzhu07
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: To those of you with 1st gen Macbook Pros, beware....
Replies: 7
Views: 2226

To those of you with 1st gen Macbook Pros, beware....

I've always felt that my Macbook Pro run pretty hot, but after years of use it just kept getting hotter. So I finally decided that I would dust off all the component and check out the status of the CPU. Well, it turns out, the pictures below are what's inside: Fan area: http://www.majorindulgence.co...
by tzhu07
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Re: Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?

I've spent so much time working with and evaluating $25, $30, $40, etc cards all the way up to the 5750/6750 that I find it hard to think of the twice crippled $30 video card in the same category as a 6750. From my end looking up I always though of the 6850 as a high end card with the $250 and up c...
by tzhu07
Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Re: Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?

But the toggle functionality does not turn off the higher end card. I don't want idle. I want off so that it doesn't draw any power and creates 0db noise. My standards for business class computers is sub 10db noise level during general productivity usage. What 580, 590, 6970, or 6990 has sub 10db a...
by tzhu07
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Re: Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?

But the toggle functionality does not turn off the higher end card. I don't want idle. I want off so that it doesn't draw any power and creates 0db noise. My standards for business class computers is sub 10db noise level during general productivity usage. What 580, 590, 6970, or 6990 has sub 10db at...
by tzhu07
Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Re: Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?

I figured there was no way to do this, which sucks because currently business class computers and gaming computers still have to be mutually exclusive. Most of the stuff I do on my computer are in line with business computers: fast, reliable, silent, efficient, aesthetically simple, ergonomic, etc. ...
by tzhu07
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 21180

Re: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!

I've been eyeing this card. I'm glad Powercolor is catering to this niche of users.
by tzhu07
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Can I have 2 video cards but only activate one of them?

Basically, I was thinking about this: I love the silence and low power usage of a fanless video card, but I also want to game occasionally. What if I bought two video cards, one fanless and one high-end for gaming and install both inside the computer. When I'm not gaming, only the fanless card would...