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by javitxi
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42403

K.Murx I have some doubts about what you have said. Hope to express myself correctly with my English :oops: : Air can contain heat. The amount of heat in a certain volume of air is given by (Linearized, which is "good enough" for engineering): Q=c_V * V * T c_V in this formula, is the c_V of a mono...
by javitxi
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 42403

First of all, nice article as always :) About the analysis' methods, I have used prime95 a little bit, but I've read that to extress the CPU to the most it would be a great idea Prime Orthos 2004 instead of prime95 or the two programs running at the same time. Have you considered this option? I don'...
by javitxi
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How Do DC Bricks Work
Replies: 10
Views: 2779

I have purchased a 150W picoPSU + 150W power brick to this equipment: Apex MI-008 Intel e5300 + Schyte Big Shuriken Zotac GeForce 9300 I-E Wifi 2x2 gb of RAM + DVD-RW, x2 HDDs 3,5" I have already Why 150W picoPSU +150W brick? - it has 24 pin instead of 20 pin, and normally, if your system draw not s...
by javitxi
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ways of applying thermal paste: which could be the best way?
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_instructions.htm There are separate instructions for each type of core. So according to Artic Silver 5 manuals: - for i-7s,5s, Quads and Duals the best method is the line - for Monocores from Intel and Quads, Duals and Monocores from AMD, the dot - for smal...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ways of applying thermal paste: which could be the best way?
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Ways of applying thermal paste: which could be the best way?

Hi, I've searched through the forum and I haven't found anything, so sorry if it was posted early. Looking for different methods, I've come across with these 2 videos on youtube shows many methods: video1 video2 The reason for which you put thermal paste on chips with heatsink is to fill the space b...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PowerColor Radeon HD 5850: Worth the Wait
Replies: 50
Views: 19485

Well, I'll probably have bad luck with Asus on VGA: I have lots of trouble with one 4850: I have put on an Accelero Twin Turbo and could play at 1680x1050 (as I had expected and w/ help of 3dmark & Everest, the "Glaciator" at 95% would not be enough). Then, installing w7 x64 in someway the VGA crash...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PowerColor Radeon HD 5850: Worth the Wait
Replies: 50
Views: 19485

Naturally if we had half a dozen 5850 variants and found substantial acoustic differences between them, only the best would get recommended. We don't know at this point whether they would all sound the same, having only had this one in hand, but since every 5850 from every brand looks like it uses ...
by javitxi
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I give up...
Replies: 15
Views: 2645

Also, seeing your case, why don't you buy x1-x2 1,5TB Caviar Green Western Digital replacing all the HDDs you have? Less space, less power consumption, less noise =) that system is only using that one laptop HDD I thought you have the other HDDs mounted on. Well, I shall insist then that it would b...
by javitxi
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I give up...
Replies: 15
Views: 2645

and while I'm at it, this picture should explain why that Seasonic is such a good fit there - it has the cables coming out on the "other" side so it doesn't interfere with the DVD drive + there is that empty space to keep the unused cables in... *sigh* (yes that's masking tape, work in progress :) ...
by javitxi
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which of this low-profile coolers is the quietest?
Replies: 17
Views: 5454

Many thanks for your replies :) Shobai & anyone, do you know any ohter program like speed fan that can regulate a pwm fan on ZOTAC GF9300-I-E 9300 WIFI ? The only idea I've come across is to regulate it like a 3pin fan, but, instead of putting any resistor or using the 5V or 7V little trick from the...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK4000 II, a good choice like antec solo?
Replies: 1
Views: 1680

Antec NSK4000 II, a good choice like antec solo?

Hi! My uncle is planning on h.264/AVCHD/mpeg-2 editing, encoding, etc the home made videos he has done on 1080p (birthdays, holidays, etc). The place he will put the new Pc is 42cm height x 24cm width x 45cm depth with the front pannel completely closed, so the air will come from one of the lateral ...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i5-661: A 32nm CPU with Integrated Graphics
Replies: 86
Views: 32067

Another nice review as always :) Regarding to power consumption, have you tried VIA motherboards? Obviously, it isn't a great choice if you are planning to upgrade in somehow your motherboard because of the integrated VIA-CPU, but if you are looking to consume as less energy as you can and you are n...
by javitxi
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: my first silent pc
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Here is the link If you are planning to assemble as cheap as possible micro ATX HTPC I probably take a look to: Case : SILVERSTONE SUGO SG02-BF at 70$ on newegg . I'll search the model of the case which came with a PSU PSU if needed, Seasonic S12II-330GG. Yes, picoPSU is a better option but picoPSU...
by javitxi
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: my first silent pc
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Also I'm trying to assemble my first quiet HTPC. If you are interested, I can give you the link :) I haven't tried yet any picoPSUs (no fans, no noise) + AC/DC Adapter (also called "brick"), but lots of users here and over Internet forums are quite satisfied with them. Furthermore, the pc isn't for ...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi: Good Things Come in Small Packa
Replies: 57
Views: 38980

Hi guys and happy new year! I'm building a first try quiet HTPC, and I've changed my mind on Intel DG45FC for the Zotac you have been posting about, and I've good news to all of us with the new version Zotac 9300 I-E: "The range of voltage options allow for overvolting to increase overclocking capab...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building quiet uATX/ITX HTPC. Which case?
Replies: 8
Views: 6233

First of all, happy new year guys! :D Thanks for your reply and feedback Drew (and also for your offering). I'll send you a PM as soon as possible Well, after reading a little bit more and adding some users experience with the MI-008 case (like these projects here, in silentpcreview forum: cman00 th...
by javitxi
Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building quiet uATX/ITX HTPC. Which case?
Replies: 8
Views: 6233

Thanks Victor and Riffer =) Well, after reading, searching through forums and articles of MikeC, I've decided these componentes for my first try building a quiet HTPC: Case: Apex MI-008, reviewed by MikeC Why this case? Well, after a depth research on price/quality of ITX cases in which you can plac...
by javitxi
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building quiet uATX/ITX HTPC. Which case?
Replies: 8
Views: 6233

Thanks for your reply Riffer Regarding to CPU cooler BIG Shuriken, I've created this topic , because I've come across with many ITX cases and probably the height of the BIG Shuriken would not be enough in order to have a good airflow About the cases , I've found these ones: Apex MI-100 Aopen S150 wi...
by javitxi
Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which of this low-profile coolers is the quietest?
Replies: 17
Views: 5454

Which of this low-profile coolers is the quietest?

Hi! I'm building a quiet HTPC , and surfing for hours on the Internet I've come across with these coolers (someones I've already know about them): Notice that all the fans are 4-pin PWM (Pulse Width Modulation), I'm not planning to overclock the CPU and the CPU to cool would be an Intel e5xxx (200/3...
by javitxi
Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building quiet uATX/ITX HTPC. Which case?
Replies: 8
Views: 6233

Building quiet uATX/ITX HTPC. Which case?

Hi and Merry Christmas! I would like to build a silent HTPC but I have some doubts I've thought of: mother board Intel® DG45FC + Intel e5xxx (200/300/400) + Scythe Shuriken Rev. B + my Western Digital 3,5" WD10EACS 1Tb with elastic suspension + DVD-RW with Nero Tools to reduce spining rpms (I'm not...
by javitxi
Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommended software for making reviews & regulate fans
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

For the pinout on a 3-pin fan header, the center pin should provide 12V while the black wire is ground. Thanks, but on the schematic is said: ATX Fan Connector Pinout Pin # Signal Function Cable 1 GND Black 2 +12VDC Yellow 3 Sensor Yellow so, as you said, the +12V DC might be the red one. I've chec...
by javitxi
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommended software for making reviews & regulate fans
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

Recommended software for making reviews & regulate fans

Hi! In one hand I wanted to review Noctua NH-C12P , or at least make it some trials to tune up my pc as I've commented on this thread on my 3rd post. So, I've searched and I've found Core Temp 0.99.3, OOCT 3.0.0 RC1 and SpeedFan 4.37. Which of these ones should I use and how may I use it/them? Any o...
by javitxi
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Doubts changing original cooler of e8500
Replies: 4
Views: 2364

Finally, I've buyed the Noctua NH-C12P as you can see on this photo . It is without the fan because I want to make some trials of temperature (idle, full & playing) in order to see how it manages without it. Also then, I would repeat the same trials with ULNA (@900 rpm), LNA (@1100 rpm) and the top ...
by javitxi
Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Doubts changing original cooler of e8500
Replies: 4
Views: 2364

Have you considered the Thermalright HR-01+ ? Personally I think the TRUE might be overkill for your needs, plus the HR01+ is better with low airflow (wider fin spacing => lower impedance). Also If you're thinking of trying fanless then the HR01+ will be a better bet. Don't know anything about the ...
by javitxi
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Doubts changing original cooler of e8500
Replies: 4
Views: 2364

Doubts changing original cooler of e8500

Hi! Firstly, thanks for all your previous feedback with the PSU and the fans. So, I'm back with more stuff :) I've planned to change the noisy fan of the e8500 and I've readed many threads on this forum. So, here is my Pc working (apart of Flat Eric :P). Actually there is no PSU because I've sent it...
by javitxi
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Problems with Tacen Suepero 600 (strange noises)
Replies: 8
Views: 3945

Thanks ACook and MikeC Reading on the Internet, I've soptted how to choose a PSU correctly (it's in Spanish sorry: http://www.hl2spain.com/foro/index.php?showtopic=37848) So, assuming the consume peaks are: motherboard ~40W, E8500 ~65W, Ati HD4850 ~110W and my 2 Hard Disks ~ 14,4W, the total reaches...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Problems with Tacen Suepero 600 (strange noises)
Replies: 8
Views: 3945

W/ regard to power rating, 600W is overkill. 400W would be more than twice what you need for momentary peaks. I bet your system idles under 100W AC and maxes at ~200W AC peak. That's with an 80% efficient PSU. Just look in the Recommended PSUs article. Uops....I've forgotten Note1 on previous post ...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Problems with Tacen Suepero 600 (strange noises)
Replies: 8
Views: 3945

The better -- and maybe more complicated -- way to have the fan turn off when not needed is to actually drop the voltage to ZERO when the temperature drops below a certain point, and to turn the voltage to the minimum voltage when the temperature goes higher. Thanks for your reply and for your welc...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is it worth changing original fans of Thermaltake Armor Jr?
Replies: 5
Views: 1981

Thanks for your reply thejamppa So, I think I'll buy x2 Scythe Slip Stream @1200rpm 12cm and then make several trials with voltage, airflow and noise (because I have nothing to measure the dB) Do you know a good on-line shop that provides those fans to Spain (or Worldwide) and accept paypal? In case...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is it worth changing original fans of Thermaltake Armor Jr?
Replies: 5
Views: 1981

Thanks for your reply. Well, let's see the technical specs: Scythe "SLIP STREAM" 120mm Case Fan Scythe "S-FLEX™" S-FDB 120mm Quiet FAN Tacens Ventus 12cm Noctua NF-S12-1200 The Noctua has Airflow 81 m³/h CFM = Cubic Feet per Minute = feet^3/minute 1 meter = 3.2808399 feet 1 meter^3/hour = 0.58857...