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by PsychoStreak
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink
Replies: 38
Views: 22680

Re: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink

After confirming the Big Shuriken woudn't fit in a Coolermaster Elite 100 on an AM3 board, I picked up one of these since it would easily fit, height wise. Two issues I found with the HSF, one minor and more of an annoyance, but the other kind of a deal killer for what I wanted it for. First, their ...
by PsychoStreak
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD HSF that will fit in a Cooler Master Elite 100?
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: AMD HSF that will fit in a Cooler Master Elite 100?

Need to correct my prior post. The Big Shuriken and Big Shuriken 2 are a few mm too tall to fit and have the lid close. The Scythe Kozuti will fit height wise, but the heatpipes may hit your RAM or chipset cooler, or both. I'd hoped to put an Asus M4A88T-I Deluxe +45W Athlon X4 in the Elite 100 and ...
by PsychoStreak
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Vertex 2. Reliable yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 2649

Re: OCZ Vertex 2. Reliable yet?

The Vertex 2 line has been reliable for a while now. I think you may be confusing it with the Vertex 3 line, which had some issues upon release that have only recently been corrected via firmware updates. The most recent firmware seems quite stable - enough so that I've picked up a few for use in my...
by PsychoStreak
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD HSF that will fit in a Cooler Master Elite 100?
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: AMD HSF that will fit in a Cooler Master Elite 100?

The Scythe Big Shuriken and Big Shuriken 2 will fit. Just.
by PsychoStreak
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 96657

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

It would depend mainly on the cooler being used and how close it sits to the bar and the bottom of the PSU. With original Solo, the support bar is basically flush with the bottom of the PSU, and you really only need about and inch to drop down the PSU enough to clear the top cover. It think that dit...
by PsychoStreak
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: vesa mountable matx cases
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Re: vesa mountable matx cases

Coolermaster makes the Elite 100, which will take MiniITX or MicroATX boards, though the latter may have some items blocked as they'll be under the PSU.

I have one and it works pretty well. I did a test mounting to a monitor, but I'm not using it that way at this time.
by PsychoStreak
Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 92mm PWM Fan Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 2256

I've been using the Scythe Kama 92mm PWM fan in several systems now with good results. Using speedfan I've found that with the Ultra-90 (the Ultima's predecessor) I can crank the RPM down quite a bit and maintain good cooling, and it becomes very quiet below 2400RPM. I do wish all fan headers were P...
by PsychoStreak
Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 312934

Presumably the RAID edition is tuned for better performance and longevity while in a RAID setup than a non-RAID version. As an example, you'd likely see a measurable difference in performance from a Seagate 7200.11 vs an ES2, despite the two drives being close to identical physically. Ideally, I'd a...
by PsychoStreak
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 149976

Finally available in the States, even cheaper than in Europe: Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ - Hard drive - 1 TB - internal - 3.5" - SATA-300 - 7200 rpm - buffer: 32 MB. From $304.09: http://www.google.com/products?q=HD103UJ&a...s&scoring=p Backordered, and the price $323 when you go to the vendor's ...
by PsychoStreak
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question about Thermalright Ultra 90
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

It does not come with the 775 bracket. Sorry.

However, you can get both versions cheaper at SVC.
by PsychoStreak
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 60mm > 120mm; I don't think so
Replies: 19
Views: 5647

OK. Your dad is nuts. RAM install on a system that's running? 5400RPM Maxtor HD? He's got a perfectly good 80mm or 92mm rear exhaust port blocked up with plexiglass and a dinky 60mm fan from an old Taisol heatsink, and a 60mm Coolermaster fan on what looks to be an all aluminum HSF from the Socket 3...
by PsychoStreak
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How "silent" are PCPC power supplies?
Replies: 3
Views: 2395

The Silencer 610 is very quiet, and I've only once loaded one enough to get the fan to really spin up to a point where I noticed it over the rest of the system. And that was with every drive and fan I could manage to hook up to it, including some 120mm Delta's and an ancient ST-225R Hard drive. I've...
by PsychoStreak
Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD server case recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 3041

Another SR-107 user here.
Still working out the PSU details, may get a slightly customized PC PC&C Silencer 610 for it, but it's very quiet if you yank the stock Delta 120mm fans. They're too loud even throttled down.

I put in some Scyte S-Flex E's in mine, and it's nice and quiet in there now.
by PsychoStreak
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone GD01 and LC17 HTPC Cases
Replies: 36
Views: 29671

The heatsinks you used are not the best choices for use in the case. This was known. It isn't important that the best HS for the case be used; mostly, we're trying to keep the system the same as in previous htpc case reviews for comparison purposes. I rechecked the height clearance -- it's ~23mm ab...
by PsychoStreak
Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone GD01 and LC17 HTPC Cases
Replies: 36
Views: 29671

Interesting read. I rebuilt my HTPC a couple of months ago using the other sibling of those two cases, the LC20B. Same base chassis, different bezel. The heatsinks you used are not the best choices for use in the case. I went with the Thermalright Ultra-90 (soon swapping for an Ultima-90), as that u...
by PsychoStreak
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: socket a is so very very noisy (ideas?)
Replies: 4
Views: 1695

You can probably quiet it down quite a bit by replacing just the fan, although you could go for a quieter HSF combination.
by PsychoStreak
Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ATTN Antec: Petition for Black Interior(s)
Replies: 30
Views: 10790

Powdercoated interiors. 8) Yes, it would increase the cost of the case, but it'd be much more scratch resistant, and they could offer a wide assortment of colors. Actually, I would not mind seeing a chrome interior on a case with a window. Actually, that's probably the only reason I'd have for buyin...
by PsychoStreak
Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silent power supplies
Replies: 7
Views: 3057

1. Yes, the current Silencer's are black. The older models were silver/gray. 2. Not very warm. I haven't taken precise temps, but I can say that they don't get as warm to the touch as a Seagate 7200.7 does. I've got a pair of Silencer 360's and a 410 currently. They are both very quiet. The 410 is a...
by PsychoStreak
Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1656497

Utada - Exodus
by PsychoStreak
Sat Oct 30, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silent power supplies
Replies: 7
Views: 3057

Ralf: I've been meaning to ask you if you'd had a chance to test out one of the new Silencers. They're not the same units as before. They're using a Nidec fan in them that's very, very quiet. I've got 2 of the 360W and one 410W so far, and they're all much quieter than my older Silencer 275s are, an...