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by Jordan
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-U12
Replies: 2
Views: 2134

Noctua NH-U12

I have a Noctua NH-U12 on my LGA1155 i5-2500K.

I'm now looking to upgrade to a Ryzen 5 3600 system.

Is the NM-AM4 adaptor what I need, and is the cooler up to the job?

Thanks
by Jordan
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn
Replies: 43
Views: 48892

Re: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn

As a massive fan of the original, it warms my heart to see Scythe on top again with the new Ninja :)
by Jordan
Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CoolChip and Coolermaster kinetic coolers
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

Re: CoolChip and Coolermaster kinetic coolers

Vicotnik wrote:There's a thread about it here
- viewtopic.php?f=1&t=62667
Unfortunately I didn't think to search for 'spinning heatsink'! :D

Also, that post is ancient and only discusses the technology as a concept, really. The above looks like it's close to production...
by Jordan
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CoolChip and Coolermaster kinetic coolers
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

CoolChip and Coolermaster kinetic coolers

Had a search but couldn't find any mention of these on the forum yet

CoolChip and Coolermaster partner for kinetic coolers
by Jordan
Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: missing/broken emoticons.
Replies: 15
Views: 12662

Re: missing/broken emoticons.

Me too

:D :) :( :o :? :wink:

missing
by Jordan
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Solo II + Seasonic Fanless 460W 80+ Platinum
Replies: 1
Views: 2041

Solo II + Seasonic Fanless 460W 80+ Platinum

Just replaced my P180 and dead Phantom 500 with a Solo II and Seasonic Fanless 460W 80+ Platinum. Rest of spec: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate, i5 2500K, Noctua NH-U12P, G-Skill 8GB Ripjaws and 250GB Samsung 840 non-Pro (no mech HDDs). Mobo thermal control brings the rear Antec fan down right down - I ha...
by Jordan
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU issue?
Replies: 1
Views: 965

PSU issue?

I recently installed a 460W Seasonic Platinum Fanless PSU and moved my system to a new Antec Solo II. I'd only switched the PC on and off a few times before the other night after shutdown the case power light stayed on. I restarted the PC and this time when I shut down the PC at the end of the proce...
by Jordan
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 3TB & 1TB Hard Drives
Replies: 37
Views: 22152

Re: Western Digital Red 3TB & 1TB Hard Drives

I bought the 1 TB model as it is slightly quieter. I am glad I did -- even the 1 TB model is now the loudest component in my system. I am going to have to look into getting an enclosure to help contain the noise. I have only allocated about 250 GB of the drive, as my storage needs are small. I ther...
by Jordan
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scythe
Replies: 19
Views: 14246

Re: Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scy

Thanks so much for these tests :) Was this the final part, just checking before I got out and buy a Phanteks PH-F140TS :D The final part? of 140mm fan testing? Well, for now, but fans trickle in from many sources and when we have enough of them, we do these roundups. So my answer is, you won't see ...
by Jordan
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic Platinum Fanless 520W PSU
Replies: 44
Views: 80311

Re: Seasonic Platinum Fanless 520W PSU

I bought the 460W Seasonic Platinum Fanless to replace my dead Antec Phantom 500 (7+ years usage). I'd have preferred the 400W but no one had it in stock and I needed a replacement ASAP. I also bought an Antec Solo II at the same time to replace my P180. I haven't spent a lot of time with the Season...
by Jordan
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scythe
Replies: 19
Views: 14246

Re: Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scy

Thanks so much for these tests :)

Was this the final part, just checking before I got out and buy a Phanteks PH-F140TS :D
by Jordan
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 63858

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate -

dan As to the losing of the magic stuff inside heatpipes - well, I guess we will be very well able to verify if Ninja, or similar ancient cooler, can still work all right after 10 years. Mine dates back to early 2006, so gimme some more time and I'll report back. I'm sure SPCR could also produce a ...
by Jordan
Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help me choose a new case + PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 3402

Re: Help me choose a new case + PSU

Yeah I decided to go ahead and order the Seasonic fanless yesterday :)

Have also ordered an Antec Solo II. The vents at the top should allow the Seasonic to release its heat directly.
by Jordan
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Wanted : Nexus Value 430 PSU (UK)
Replies: 2
Views: 3115

Re: Wanted : Nexus Value 430 PSU (UK)

Thanks, that was actually the front runner alternative in this thread :) One thing I noticed though: Nexus have a revamped version (v1) of the NX-5000 but according to their own graphs idle load noise is higher than the old version :/ Original http://www.nexustek.nl/images/nx5000r3noiselevelgraph.jp...
by Jordan
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NoFan CR-95C Copper Fanless CPU Cooler
Replies: 44
Views: 39425

Re: NoFan CR-95C Copper Fanless CPU Cooler

I can not recommend Crashplan highly enough. Proper backup with versioning (and not only duplicating the files), and you can do it peer-to-peer to one or more friend's computers for free offline backup. Been running it for a few years now (my server acts as a backup server for 10+ computers) and it...
by Jordan
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NoFan CR-95C Copper Fanless CPU Cooler
Replies: 44
Views: 39425

Re: NoFan CR-95C Copper Fanless CPU Cooler

But one serious problem persists: how to backup that NAS? ;-) I have 2x 1TB WD Red drives in the HP. Both are pooled (meaning I only have 1TB usable) and all data is duplicated across both drives. If the system drive fails I can pull either of the drives out, stick it in my PC and have access to my...
by Jordan
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NoFan CR-95C Copper Fanless CPU Cooler
Replies: 44
Views: 39425

Re: NoFan CR-95C Copper Fanless CPU Cooler

at some point when SSD can reach multi-terabyte capacity, it should be possible to combine no-fan w/seasonic fanless PSU for a truly silent pc. Actually, I am just about there now. The only storage device in one of my PCs is a 240G SSD, this is plenty for my OS & apps, and the old HP MicroServer on...
by Jordan
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help me choose a new case + PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 3402

Re: Help me choose a new case + PSU

I'm not convinced the Seasonic SS-360GP will be quiet enough Why do you assume this? If anything it would be quieter than either of the Nexus models which are both quite out of date and not very efficient so can never be as quiet. I'm not assuming anything, I'm going by the SPCR table here Nexus ha...
by Jordan
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Wanted : Nexus Value 430 PSU (UK)
Replies: 2
Views: 3115

Wanted : Nexus Value 430 PSU (UK)

Very long shot, but does anyone in the UK have one of these for sale?
by Jordan
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help me choose a new case + PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 3402

Help me choose a new case + PSU

Sadly, after 7 years' extreme temperature abuse, my faithful Antec Phantom 500 has finally given up. My P180 of the same age could probably do with being replaced too; the panels are warped and the inaccessible power button annoys me. Unfortunately I can't find the Nexus Value 430 anywhere in the UK...
by Jordan
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NoFan CR-95C Copper Fanless CPU Cooler
Replies: 44
Views: 39425

Re: NoFan CR-95C Copper Fanless CPU Cooler

I love this product. If I was planning a build from scratch I'd plan the system around it, but right now I know it wouldn't work with my current RAM and I'd need to be measure for my graphics card and case. Happy with my heatsink for now but maybe for the next build... :)
by Jordan
Thu May 16, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Haswell's C6/C7 low power states and PSU compatibility
Replies: 44
Views: 35079

Re: Haswell's C6/C7 low power states and PSU compatibility

I had no idea the brand name was actually 'Sea Sonic', I initially thought the PR person had made a huge blunder :shock: Is it just the the retail brand that's 'SeaSonic' then?

The link at the bottom of the article points to http://www.silentpcreview.com/www.seasonic.com
by Jordan
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any midrange graphics cards quiet when idle?
Replies: 16
Views: 7140

Re: Any midrange graphics cards quiet when idle?

Hi CA_Steve, thanks for the in-depth post :) I love my dual Dell 20" IPS screens - wouldn't trade them for any other set-up! Dual 24" IPS screens would be nice, but my desk/room couldn't handle the width! I'd looked up the reviews so I had an idea what cards will run it, it was more specific models ...
by Jordan
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any midrange graphics cards quiet when idle?
Replies: 16
Views: 7140

Any midrange graphics cards quiet when idle?

My system is mainly used for work and for that I like it to be as quiet as possible. However, when I play StarCraft 2 (HotS expansion) I have the speakers on and I don't have to worry about PC noise. Normally the only moving part in the system is a top mounted 120mm Nexus RS controlled by the Mobo t...
by Jordan
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 63858

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate -

Just to update - I got my Noctua NH-U12 and have never looked back. Yes it would have been great to keep my Ninja Rev.A - I have always been fond of it and it will always hold a special place with me as the perfect heatsink for its time and something of an icon. If I could have ported it to my new s...
by Jordan
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 3TB & 1TB Hard Drives
Replies: 37
Views: 22152

Re: Western Digital Red 3TB & 1TB Hard Drives

Did I miss the explanation as to why the 1TB performs so much worse? I bought 2x1TB Reds practically on release day because a) my storage needs are extremely modest and b) I wanted redundancy, so although a 3TB drive would have offered significantly more storage at less cost I wanted duplication acr...
by Jordan
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, which fans?
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: New build, which fans?

pjeremy wrote:A couple of mates have gone with SandForce SSDs and haven't had any problems yet
That's a tiny sample size, though... SandForce may have improved however.

CA_Steve makes another valid point.
by Jordan
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, which fans?
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: New build, which fans?

Hey Jordan, you're right, I don't know how my usage will change in the future. But knowing my current usage, is it worth it spending 50EUR more on the 120GB version instead of waiting until I need more? If I can't justify the extra 40EUR for an i5-3570K because I know I won't overclock or the extra...
by Jordan
Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, which fans?
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: New build, which fans?

120GB SSDs are so cheap right now (definitely the SSD sweet spot) I think it's crazy not to go for one over a 60GB. I have a 60GB drive with 9GB free btw. I've had it two years and when I bought it I was only using 30GB and I regularly do clean-ups, but the point is you never know how your usage wil...