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by niels007
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Custom brushed stainless steel quiet case
Replies: 7
Views: 5950

Custom brushed stainless steel quiet case

Hey guys, This is not the most active place anymore, but I go way back to the Yahoo group days (I think it was yahoo..) This is a positively tiny 18 liter mini itx case with enough room for full size cpu coolers, graphics cards and powersupplies, and soft mounted harddisks, even with room for a slim...
by niels007
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Impressions: GV-N970G1, Gigabyte GTX 970
Replies: 13
Views: 13371

Re: Impressions: GV-N970G1, Gigabyte GTX 970

Heya, does your gtx970 have coil whine?

Also, could you disconnect the fan connector without having to remove the stock heatsink?

Niels
by niels007
Wed May 28, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Raised 'roof' Antek ISK 110 to fit higher coolers, easy mod!
Replies: 1
Views: 2856

Raised 'roof' Antek ISK 110 to fit higher coolers, easy mod!

Tiny case, slight nightmare to assemble, and very low.. I wanted to use a Scythe Big Shuriken 2, knowing it was too high. The motto was buy first, fix problems when they come! :) I found a simple way to raise the side panel so you can fit higher coolers. At the price, including the fanless 'brick' p...
by niels007
Fri May 23, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK3480: a classic case rebuilt with .. classic components..
Replies: 1
Views: 3040

NSK3480: a classic case rebuilt with .. classic components..

Back in 2008 I bought the guts of this pc and it will serve me for another while, so I made a few upgrades and made some pics! The Antec NSK3480 is lovely. So small and understated and just large enough to fit a big graphics card! Most micro atx cases are at least 1.5x the volume. I did make some mo...
by niels007
Sun May 18, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5870 Eyefinity 6 PCB, does it have 2 pin fan connector?
Replies: 0
Views: 1857

5870 Eyefinity 6 PCB, does it have 2 pin fan connector?

Hi guys, Somewhat unlikely candidate for an answer but here goes. Attached a pic of the Eyefinity 6 PCB. I'm going to ditch the stock cooler and install some Arctic cooling one with a slowish 120mm fan. However the PCB has a 4 pin probably PWM type connector as well as a 2 pin connector very near it...
by niels007
Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter
Replies: 26
Views: 13067

Re: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter

SPCR in the past was essential if you wanted to 'tone down' your PC noise levels. Today, so many quiet products exist that building a quiet pc has become easy with off the shelf products. Back in the Athlon XP / P4 days you had to be more hardcore if you wanted to compute in near silence. However, I...
by niels007
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53173

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

Very very nice, way nicer than my build. I did do a 120mm hole in the bottom of the nsk3480, with a Nexus 120mm pointing right on the Accelero S1 cooler. I have no front intake fan anymore. It was VERY noisy to do with the jigsaw but worked well. The only reason the fan runs at 650rpm is that its th...
by niels007
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61362

Minor gripe, really really minor.. I forgot that SPCR reviewd the Enermax 87+ psu, and it would be in 2nd spot on the comparison table, but its not there. :)
by niels007
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NAS questions, not just about noise either! :)
Replies: 0
Views: 1028

NAS questions, not just about noise either! :)

Hey all, Moved in with the girl! yes yes.. So we have a few pc's and laptops and luckily we share our taste in music. And we like the idea of having a Raid type mirror setup in a NAS, so we only have to store the music and files on one location, that will be 'safe' in shape of a second harddisk, sho...
by niels007
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 3 & Scythe Yasya CPU Heatsinks
Replies: 29
Views: 12130

Somewhat dissapointing Ninja performance. Though it begs for some lapping / re-machining / flatting of the base to see just how much difference that makes! :)
by niels007
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: M-ITX DIY case with 120mm fan / now with HD3450 mod!
Replies: 30
Views: 35267

The power 'button' and pci express ' mod' make this whole thing a big thumbs up in the originality dept! :D
by niels007
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 80106

The 5850 is reviewed:

http://anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3650&p=13

Not that much more power than a 4850, which an accelero S1 can cool very easily. Very good performance/watt, within realms of a quiet not too power hungry pc!
by niels007
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte GamerHud ; does it really work? (voltage adjust)
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Indeed a few reboots later it does work. I also discovered Furmark as a good 'stress test' .. The result is that now my card is now pronounced dead..

Always a good excuse to upgrade
by niels007
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte GamerHud ; does it really work? (voltage adjust)
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Gigabyte GamerHud ; does it really work? (voltage adjust)

Heya, Does anyone have a Gigabyte card that supposedly allows you to set the voltage? There is confusion on the net. In my case, using the latest version of GamerHud, I can select a voltage but when applying it defaults back to 0.9V. With the GamerHud version that was supplied with the 3d card, the ...
by niels007
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help me replace my 30" monitor and understand a thing o
Replies: 25
Views: 6437

i have the HANNS-G 28''. At 1920x1200 the fonts etc are a little larger but it is pleasant to work with. I got used to the TN screen, coming from a IPS model. It works great for gaming but I actually prefer working on spreadsheets etc on it as well. It is a small step back in size, one step back in ...
by niels007
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What type of panel is my old 20'' screen?
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Thanks, indeed it probably is S-IPS.. Might explain why I like it so much, colours really stay exactly the same in my range of head movements typically done behind the desk.

This will make upgrading expensive then, must be S-IPS :D
by niels007
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA GTX275: Too hot?
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Graphics cards can deal with heat and 90c is no real worry, plenty of stock cooling units get this under load. The 75c mentioned by the previous poster is quite subjective.. More objective is that users have been using hot grapics cards for years.. Sure, making it run cooler might increase the overc...
by niels007
Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What type of panel is my old 20'' screen?
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

What type of panel is my old 20'' screen?

Heya folks, Being a bit old I can't find the panel type of my Philips Brilliance 200P3 : http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/280/1016280/philips-brilliance-200p3-lcd-monitor Its getting a bit old and tired, and its obviously not a TN panel. I don't know if its a PVA or IPS. Having tried TN, I d...
by niels007
Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [Scythe] Mugen 2
Replies: 13
Views: 9370

We can expect a review soonish then Neil? :D
by niels007
Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 76206

Certainly a good and honest product but, in a 'fairly powerfull system' it will ramp up under load, a bit sooner than a Enermax Pro82+ 425W unit for example. Why do you say that? The Nexus tops out at 19 dBA at 430 W output, show me one PSU with a fan that does better than that. For instance, the M...
by niels007
Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 76206

Certainly a good and honest product but, in a 'fairly powerfull system' it will ramp up under load, a bit sooner than a Enermax Pro82+ 425W unit for example. Here in Holland the Nexus is available from 58 euro and the Enermax from 63 euro. When your system pulls 200W, the Enermax fan will run at abo...
by niels007
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Surprise! OCZ is first to announce 80plus gold retail psu
Replies: 21
Views: 4563

Contact resistance perhaps? Probably not going to make a reasonable difference though unless the contact is bad and dirty..
by niels007
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe [Mugen] 2 review at xbit
Replies: 5
Views: 4018

while it seems to work well, you'd say the middle bit of the base will get the hottest, so the middle heatpipe will get the hottest, so the middle stack of fins will get the hottest, yet these fins are small and they can't spread the heat to the outside of the heatsink as is the case with all the ot...
by niels007
Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax modu82+ the noisiest component ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3187

My pro82+ also runs at about 500rpm minimum, never the 450rpm they specify. I hear a very slight motor/bearing noise that would indeed be the loudest component when there is no HD activity.. That said though, if thats the loudest part of your system you should consider being done with the silencing ...
by niels007
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe [Mugen] 2 review at xbit
Replies: 5
Views: 4018

Looks good, and finally a proper backplate included, and a decent fan, and a possibly very good heatsink. Sounds like a good deal!
by niels007
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Q9550 c1+Xigmatek 1283+P182 = High Temperature! HELP!
Replies: 73
Views: 18835

Never ever ever ever trust what random people say on forums.. There are only very few exceptions to that rule, some of which you can find here. You're trying to cure non existent problems. On the ''net'' you'll find people who say 40c is hot, some say 60 is hot, some say 1500 is hot, though that is ...
by niels007
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cool to the touch Ninja despite 1.5V dual core.. Odd or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 3669

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/8365/ninjaductjpgsl4.th.jpg on that crappy picture you can sort of see the config. It is an NSK3480 case with a 120mm bottom intake fan (modded!) just below the vga cooler. You can also just see the harddisk is put on its side in the front, in two 0 shaped foam bits...
by niels007
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja duct/shroud (with instructions) that took ~6c load off
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

A *very* long time ago, when SPCR was still a yahoo message group board thingy, I tested various ducts and came to the conclusion that there is little difference in *how* you go from one diameter to a smaller one (or being square) I.e. over a short or long distance didn't matter. That was many years...
by niels007
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja duct/shroud (with instructions) that took ~6c load off
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

I reseated it, it seems to be on alright; perhaps the base isn't quite flat.. Its a E8400 dualcore at 4ghz and 1.55V in the bios (1.42 load) which is pretty hot but I agree, I didn't expect to be near 'danger' even overclocked.. The whole cooling thing is debated here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/...
by niels007
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja duct/shroud (with instructions) that took ~6c load off
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Ninja duct/shroud (with instructions) that took ~6c load off

Hello all, In my case load temps went from 82 to 74, which is 8 degs, but its a bit cooler in my room so I mentioned 6 degrees.. It might not work for everybody! Since it did in my situation here is the plan: http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/1373/ninjaduct2na8.th.png Edit: one dimension is missing. ...