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by Redzo
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Longest UPTIME on your destop PC?
Replies: 57
Views: 11914

A few months at the most, just as poster above writes I too reboot when an update needs it. Win 7 is the OS.
by Redzo
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: passive 5770 (Gigabyte)
Replies: 17
Views: 6236

Yess now you can cook a T-bone on your computer :o I love these cards, what I usually do is strap a 92mm Nexus @5V right on the heatsink and you get wonderful temps with almost no noise at all. These are great way for non technical ppl that are normally afraid of disassembling their cards to get gr...
by Redzo
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17221

ascl wrote:I wish I had the room for this... living in an apartment would make it tricky! :)
then rent another one next to your current and place the gear in it (except for screen and keyboard). Not cheap but silent :lol:
by Redzo
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 59981

Thanks Mike great review, glad you change your mind about this fanless baby! Great efficiency for an office build, the x-650 was an overkill for my needs. I wonder where is the best place to put it: at the bottom like in p180's or on top with a hole on the case :?: On top of course, heat rises, and...
by Redzo
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 60mm Oscilloscope Fan
Replies: 4
Views: 959

I would go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835191005 since I know think that Evercool fan specs are bullsh*t. Think about it, SilenX fan specs call for 18 CFM@2000 RPM while Evercool calls for 31.62 CFM@2300 RPM. It is impossible to gain almost 50% more airflow with only 1...
by Redzo
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 59981

Could anybody give me an idea of what type of system you can run with a 400W PSU like this? E.g. could you run a quad core a single high end gfx card (perhaps not a fermi) and a 2-3 drives with it? Sure could, even with a Fermi. As a rough estimate, you could say up to 120W for the CPU/mobo/RAM and...
by Redzo
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 59981

It's amazing how far we have come in last 5 years when it comes to PSUs. A great product Seasonic and it's nice to see you back where you belong, on top as the best PSU maker once again.
Thanks to SPCR for another interesting and usefull review.
by Redzo
Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: suggestions for ~150$ video card with good STOCK cooler
Replies: 2
Views: 599

bonestonne wrote:
Again, it depends on what you're doing with it.
+1

OP: are you gonna use it for HTPC/surfing or Metro 2033 ? as you see there are a lot of options so we will need more info if you want a good answer.
by Redzo
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Suitable fans for bottom intake?
Replies: 11
Views: 3034

Nope that's not what i think at all but more along the line: more amps = more noise as fumino said that is wrong too. amps tells about how much current fan motor needs, it has absolutely nothing to do with noise at all. Jyuni seem to be sleeve bearing, so probably not suitable for horizontal mounti...
by Redzo
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define R3 specs and info out.
Replies: 10
Views: 3756

Re: Interesting new specifications R3 vs R2

marcus_helsinki wrote: But, still there is no separate chamber for the PSU. Of course, if components and the PSU are rather cold anyway, this may not have a very large effect on temperatures.
I find very little need for a separated PSU since in this case PSU draws fresh, cool air from it's own intake on the bottom.
by Redzo
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Suitable fans for bottom intake?
Replies: 11
Views: 3034

0.41 A for the slipstream !? Are they even serious to recommend such a fan ? For a gaming, ultra performing system maybe but for a random computer i doubt it, let alone a htpc. I just changed my psu fan today cause i found it noisy and i made some tests, it indeed was noisy, not only whining but al...
by Redzo
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define R3 specs and info out.
Replies: 10
Views: 3756

Define R3 specs and info out.

Fractal Design (same guys that made Define R2 ) have released info about Define R3. Basically a improved R2 and it looks really interesting. http://www.fractal-design.com/img_thumb/FD-CA-DEF-R3-TI_1_medium.jpg Titanium Grey http://www.fractal-design.com/img_thumb/FD-CA-DEF-R3-WH_3_medium.jpg Arctic ...
by Redzo
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Suitable fans for bottom intake?
Replies: 11
Views: 3034

Scythe Gentle Typhoon is a great and very cheap (at least here in Sweden it is) fan that will do the job.
by Redzo
Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Switch on SATA DVD drive power cable?
Replies: 10
Views: 6362

Without restarting windows (or whatever OS it has) this will be difficult unless the drive is set up on the motherboard as a device that can be removed. If you can remove the device, yes, you can power it on/off whenever needed to save power. If you can't "safely eject" the hardware, then it will n...
by Redzo
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F3 1TB SMART "Write Error Rate" increasing
Replies: 6
Views: 4053

use crystal disk info. much newer and better program that will alow you to control AAM/APM on many brands too. And its free and open source.
by Redzo
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Arctic Silentium T11
Replies: 4
Views: 2568

that tiny 40mm HD fan should be shot to pieces. and 3 intakes and nothing pulling hot air out ? They just reversed rear fan to suck air in instead of blowing it out (like it does in other cases) and they call it "new cooling technology".. And what's with the 90s looks ? Sorry Arctic but this was pat...
by Redzo
Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The World's Most Dangerous Person
Replies: 20
Views: 4200

Re: The World's Most Dangerous Person

Reachable wrote: But it got me thinking -- who is the most dangerous person in the world?
I don't have the full identity but I promise you it's a woman :lol:
by Redzo
Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU fan stuck on full throttle at power-up
Replies: 6
Views: 965

flashed tens of motherboards (if not hundreds) never "bricked" anything...
by Redzo
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: quietest CPU cooler that doesn't clog w/ dust?
Replies: 14
Views: 2567

Tough crowd at SPCR sheesh.... Although Air filter suggestions reminds me, could we use speaker grill covering cloth as a filter? Would make good filter for the BIG dust particles. Its a very good material for filter. So go for it. Regarding our "toughness" well, I believe that everybody above age ...
by Redzo
Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: quietest CPU cooler that doesn't clog w/ dust?
Replies: 14
Views: 2567

b_rubenstein wrote:Yeah, the one that's in a case that has air filters.
+1
what a question for gods sake OP !

I can also add: cooler that is in a case with dust filters, and where a house owner knows how to use a vacuum cleaner now and then.
by Redzo
Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: running a fanned psu fanless- too risky?
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Re: running a fanned psu fanless- too risky?

porkchop wrote: (i understand that components inside the fanless units are most likely more resistant to heat- but is the difference really that great?)
yes it is.
by Redzo
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Are there still bios undervolt motherboards?
Replies: 10
Views: 2950

Re: Are there still bios undervolt motherboards?

dan wrote:My DFI and SOYO were the last motherboards that I had that were undervoltable at bios. Do these still exist for the newer core2 and core i-series cpus?
of course they do...
by Redzo
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung coming with Spinpoint F4 drives
Replies: 8
Views: 3288

640GB on one side of a platter is some pretty incredible density. :shock: Wonder if there's anything stopping them from achieving that density on both sides and shipping a drive with ~1.25TB/platter. 5TB 4-platter drive anyone? Each side of the platter does not have 640GB, that's the total density ...
by Redzo
Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: quiet toilets
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

I wonder if one can undervolt a toilet ? :lol:
by Redzo
Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung coming with Spinpoint F4 drives
Replies: 8
Views: 3288

Samsung coming with Spinpoint F4 drives

Well samsung have finally launched their F4 drives. Capacity is 320GB, SpinPoint F4 features a single 640 GB platter used on just one side and therefore with just one read head.. Performance should be 10% better then current F3 drives due to higher data density. Interesting is that they cut cache to...
by Redzo
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17221

I'm a little surprised now: are you saying that, all things considered, the system will be quieter using air cooling - maybe like the R2 plus an after-market CPU cooler and a that Sapphire Vapor-X version of the 5770? I though WC would get me lower noise. Yes, that is exactly my point. Decent CPU c...
by Redzo
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17221

next year will bring socket 1155, one pin less then current 1156 and these 2 will not be compatible nor are the CPUs. Current CPUs will not work in s1155 boards and vice versa. there are no "future proof" computers. If you want to be able to uppgrade in 1-2 years there is only one intel socket to go...
by Redzo
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picopsu 90 enough for i3+dh57jg?
Replies: 29
Views: 6656

a PICO-120w will be safer. the thing is that i allready own a picopsu90 that i could use with my cpu and motherboard. 90W PicoPSU is definitely enough. Here's mine : http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af336/elpibe100/PoloRhapsodyRed-interior-topviewwit.jpg http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af336...
by Redzo
Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grease the Guillotine
Replies: 11
Views: 2428

Man, that was a long and angry text. You should relax a bit. Have a beer or 15 of them.
by Redzo
Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja 3 announced
Replies: 22
Views: 3770

JazzJackRabbit wrote:
I'd definitely be interested in reading SPCR commemorative review of a tower heatsink that started it all. :D
+1