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by danimal
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sandy Bridge Gaming Rig - Please comment
Replies: 23
Views: 3309

Re: Sandy Bridge Gaming Rig - Please comment

twitch wrote:b. Mobo: asrock p67 extreme 4 (ordered $156)
c. GPU: try existing radeon 5850 first(may consider 6950 x2 will hack to 6970 via fw) - newegg has sapphire 6950 $285
tri-slot spacing between the main gpu cards, very smart.
by danimal
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case
Replies: 28
Views: 16556

Re: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case

Rebellious wrote:A fair review should mention that despite the high price Lian-Li cases, in my experience, carry no warranty in North America.
there is a warranty option on the lian li contact page:
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/contact_us/contact_us.php
by danimal
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case
Replies: 28
Views: 16556

Re: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case

Power supply clamp... :? Filter on wrong side of fan... :? the p182(and p183?) has a power supply clamp... i suspect that companies do that to cut down on vibration. wrt the top filter: " The inside of the removable top panel is lined with thin foam, presumably to reduce the audibility of the fan. ...
by danimal
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cuda
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Cuda

photoshop and premiere pro utilize cuda, and in the case of the latter, you can get better quality with it, vs. just the cpu.
by danimal
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help setting up HDTV to internet through HDMI
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: Help setting up HDTV to internet through HDMI

good call lodestar... it's motherboard spdif via hdmi, instead of a seperate connection, like i mentioned earlier.

http://www.yproxy.com/blog/audio-and-vi ... therboard/

unfortunately my gtx 260 died a couple of days ago, i can't check it out :-/
by danimal
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help setting up HDTV to internet through HDMI
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: Help setting up HDTV to internet through HDMI

i'm guessing that the gtx260 does not send audio thru any video port, you have to run ati 5xxx, or a newer nvidia card, and then you'd need to know if the tv can decode the audio.

you are using the second monitor for htpc? hook up the spdif port on your motherboard, to your receiver.
by danimal
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 side panels hard to close?
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: P183 side panels hard to close?

you shouldn't have to lay the case down in order to slide on the side panels.

it sounds like the hooks aren't lined up properly with the holes.

i suspect that you'll get it figured out with a bit of practice.
by danimal
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fortress II or not? The heatpipe 'issue'.
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

Re: Fortress II or not? The heatpipe 'issue'.

i would try maxing out the p182 before throwing money at a new case... as in, put 4 fans in the upper compartment, maybe in a positive pressure setup, then see what you get with the new video card.

will you be overclocking the video card?
by danimal
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 37259

Re: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide

that looks like a sweet build, and you have plenty of space between the video cards. my sli rig also had a similar temp differential between the video cards, and i ended up going with the ft02 case, which helped a lot, but did not fully equalize the temps. you could put a 25mm fan on the top card, b...
by danimal
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 37259

Re: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide

another great gaming build by spcr! gotta like that overclocking as well.

nice job... i would have gone nvidia, just because of the better drivers, but i'm thinking that it would have generated more heat and more noise, with a bigger power draw.
by danimal
Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FT02 vs P183 which is quieter?
Replies: 14
Views: 3246

Re: FT02 vs P183 which is quieter?

I'm also considering either a FT02 or a P-183. My situation is I'd like to transfer my current uATX board into one of these two cases. I was wondering if a fanless video card (like the Zotac 430) on a uATX board in the FT02 would be too far away from the bottom fans for proper cooling? Or should it...
by danimal
Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)
Replies: 23
Views: 15151

Re: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)

The case is black and is sitting under my desk, so I don't have much time to fret over it. But a bulge is definitely there. the silver arrow/p183 fit together fine for me, NO CASE BULGE, all i had to do was dremel out a couple of small holes on the inside of the black plastic on the side panel, NO ...
by danimal
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)
Replies: 23
Views: 15151

Re: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)

With the mega heatsink that I have, closing the side panel is a challenge. There are dents in the panel, and it bulges somewhat when in place. been there done that... what you have to do is to cut a couple of small oval holes in the black plastic material that's on the side panel, to accomodate the...
by danimal
Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FT02 vs P183 which is quieter?
Replies: 14
Views: 3246

Re: FT02 vs P183 which is quieter?

the big ft-02 fans are nice, no question about it, you can't duplicate that airflow vs. noise vs. gpu temp situation with a p183.
by danimal
Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Very high temps... please help!
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Very high temps... please help!

i ran an almost identical setup, including the indigo extreme. when you first fired it up, no cooler fans on, the cpu temp should have pegged at 100 degrees, which is the thermal limit set by the cpu, you should have seen that on your temp monitoring software... it stays at 100 degrees until the com...
by danimal
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FT02 vs P183 which is quieter?
Replies: 14
Views: 3246

Re: FT02 vs P183 which is quieter?

i cut out the top fan outline that the p183 has, which the p182 didn't have... so i don't hear any vibration-induced humming from the top fan... unfortunately the p183 doesn't have the hood scoop on top, like the p182 does. i would start noise and temp testing with the factory fans, undervolted, and...
by danimal
Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX 460 to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 11749

Re: Which GTX 460 to choose?

i'd like to try rivatuner, but i can't find any reason to stop using afterburner.

if i thought that rivatuner could improve my gtx460 sli setup beyond 1.1v/880/1760/2250, tho, i might give it a shot.
by danimal
Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FT02 vs P183 which is quieter?
Replies: 14
Views: 3246

Re: FT02 vs P183 which is quieter?

i do a lot of video editing, i own both cases, the p183 is the way to go for this purpose... it's quieter, and it's a higher-quality build.

these low-end video cards don't have much in the way of cuda capability, i would go cheap and fanless, then replace it in a year or so.
by danimal
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Upgrade P182 to...
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: Upgrade P182 to...

thanks for the feedback on the fan voltages. i would say that the noise with the grills cut out is slightly less, and maybe different in nature... if you have a nice die grinder, it's worth it, but in my case, i invested over $80 for the grinder and the long flexible extension snout... i pulled out ...
by danimal
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What about 140mm Enermax T.B. Silence ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5124

Re: What about 140mm Enermax T.B. Silence ?

i bet that you could hang 'em with some wire, depending on the angle that they are mounted and such.
by danimal
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Upgrade P182 to...
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: Upgrade P182 to...

the hdd cage vibration is probably a fluke with my particular case, since i haven't seen anyone else mention it(?)... i've had all of the fans turned off at one point or another, it was definitely coming from the hdd cage... it wasn't that it was audible so much as you could feel it with your hands....
by danimal
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Raven 2 / Fortress 2 vs aftermarket GPU coolers
Replies: 18
Views: 4651

Re: Raven 2 / Fortress 2 vs aftermarket GPU coolers

What is a heat pipe? A heat pipe is a heat transfer device with an extremely high effective thermal conductivity. Heat pipes are evacuated vessels, typically circular in cross section, which are back-filled with a small quantity of working fluid. They are totally passive systems, with no moving part...
by danimal
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Raven 2 / Fortress 2 vs aftermarket GPU coolers
Replies: 18
Views: 4651

Re: Raven 2 / Fortress 2 vs aftermarket GPU coolers

" In all of our tests, the ProlimaTech Armageddon CPU-cooler performed much better when the heatsink was positioned horizontally with fans exhausting heated air directly towards the top of the computer case. Vertical heatsink orientation still provides good results, but internal heat-pipe liquid mus...
by danimal
Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What about 140mm Enermax T.B. Silence ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5124

Re: What about 140mm Enermax T.B. Silence ?

it would probably be easier to just make some adapters yourself, the noctua version looks to be fairly simple:

http://www.dragonsteelmods.com/index.ph ... 6&Itemid=1

or maybe noctua sells 'em somewhere?
by danimal
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What about 140mm Enermax T.B. Silence ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5124

Re: What about 140mm Enermax T.B. Silence ?

i'm using one on a 120mm fan, i actually haven't tried to match it up with a 140mm fan, but that's a good point.

i would hack out the plastic frame, if it was blocking the airflow... leave just enough plastic to mount the fan.
by danimal
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Gaming System Build Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 31491

Re: Silent Gaming System Build Guide

hey mudkip, what case is that in? you guys are throwing down the gauntlet in this spcr gaming rig thread! :) i just noticed that the sg07 is a $200 case :-0 at that price, even i would be thinking twice about hacking into it... the Lian-Li PC-Q08 would probably be a better option for me, in part bec...
by danimal
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What about 140mm Enermax T.B. Silence ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5124

Re: What about 140mm Enermax T.B. Silence ?

You got the real issue into focus, my first choice would be that thermalright ty140....only if someone can tell me how can I adapt it in 140mm holes ....do you have an Idea how I could do it? Many thanks! google "140mm fan adapter", there is a cheap plastic adapter that works great, it looks like a...
by danimal
Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What component contributes the most noise in your system?
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: What component contributes the most noise in your system

just take the lid off, turn it on, and start unplugging fans.

you'll figure out what makes the most noise; then start undervolting it, or replacing it.
by danimal
Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Gaming System Build Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 31491

Re: Silent Gaming System Build Guide

Interesting article. I have built a similar system with a I5 750 system and a GTX460 video card However I used the Lian-Li PC-Q08 This is a general purpose desktop including Gaming. Although the machine is subjectively 'quiet' it will not be as quiet as yours. ;-) you have one big advantage, in tha...
by danimal
Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Gaming System Build Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 31491

Re: Silent Gaming System Build Guide

i can't hear any coil whine on the gtx460's that i'm running, fwiw, and i play a lot of crysis. that was a tremendous article, lawrence, complete with all of the testing and tune-up info needed to mix silence with performance... but it could have been made even quieter, with a higher fps rate. i hav...