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by Deucal
Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help Building a Quiet Eyefinity Gaming PC
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Help Building a Quiet Eyefinity Gaming PC

Those two GPUs are going to be the main source of heat and noise in any system. With the 90° flip you have less of a worry about the bottom card heating up the upper card. And heat convection is slightly better. Now going water cooling will net you lower noise, with the right setup, but will push th...
by Deucal
Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which PWM, CPU or Specialty Fan do you Want SPCR to Review?
Replies: 50
Views: 23921

Re: Which PWM, CPU or Specialty Fan do you Want SPCR to Revi

San Ace fans are every where here in Tokyo Japan :). If SPCR requested a few for the next fan round up I wouldn't mind buying a few samples and shipping them.
by Deucal
Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Picking a heatsink for i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz
Replies: 44
Views: 9328

Re: Picking a heatsink for i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz

I considered the Silver Arrow, but due to price and size and similar performance, I favored the Archon. Was that a bad decision? Either way, it looks like my case will be either a CM 690 II Advanced or a Fractal Design Arc Midi. Both of those should fit either the Archon or the Silver Arrow. Does a...
by Deucal
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler
Replies: 15
Views: 6976

Re: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler

The Thermalright Silver Arrow is not on the recommended Heat sink list.
by Deucal
Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 245960

Re: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR

By the way, if anyone thinks this is a result that I am hoping for they would be sadly mistaken. Once Intel succeeds in killing of its competition, it will alter its behavior and we will all lose. Even people who never by AMD... Especially people who never buy AMD. Intel will never kill off AMD com...
by Deucal
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Picking a heatsink for i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz
Replies: 44
Views: 9328

Re: Picking a heatsink for i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz

I've got Thermalright SilverArrow on my i5 2500k OCed @4.6 GHz, and the fans barely move. It's only when I've been gaming for a few hours that the fans start up (a little I can hear) and that is because of my GTX580 pumping heat and heating up the room :P. Which can be a bit noisy with the airflow. ...
by Deucal
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Here is one interesting CPU Cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 3579

Re: Here is one interesting CPU Cooler

tim851 wrote:Jesus, that thing is huge.

Factor in the Scythe Susanoo and a new age of gigantism seems to be dawning.
Seen that one in the shop here in Akihabara in Tokyo, [expletive deleted] that thing is huge.

[Mod: We received several complaints, so words were deleted.]
by Deucal
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342388

Re: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!

ASRock P67 Pro3 MB is undervoltable, but is an enthusiastic board. Not very expensive though. Only gripe I have is with my specimen I can't use my high quality headphones (use good quality speakers instead) because I get the analog lousy connection background noise :(. Np with the speakers though, g...
by Deucal
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Card died after cooler upgrade. Any revival suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

The oven trick does work.
Did it with an apparent dead nVidia 8800GTX this summer.

Easy DIY vids on youtube

200C° for 10 mins was enough for mine.
by Deucal
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61366

wow....just wow.
by Deucal
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Government Control of Names
Replies: 8
Views: 2385

Iceland Since 1930 there has been a naming commission that has the final say if a name is allowed or not. There is a database on currently allowed names. Only Icelandic names that can be proven to be Icelandic can be used. Which in my point is how it should be, and even with these restrictions I hav...
by Deucal
Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Baking fixed my GFX card :D
Replies: 13
Views: 2909

learned about it on http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/ first

then you can see it on youtube as well :)

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... +card&aq=0

Was skeptical at first as well but as frostedflakes said this is about fixing micro fissures in the soldering.
by Deucal
Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: gaming system: comments & case suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

There are a few things to consider.

What is the primary use of this new computer?

At screen resolution 1920x1200 you may need some POWA if you want to ramp up any gaming effects :)

Do you need/want to over clock this system?
by Deucal
Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 46303

I for one am very grateful that this community exists. I have sensitive hearing, but I had resigned myself to noise since I thought there was no alternative. Once bought "quite" cpu fan some years ago, more damn noise than the old one -_- Through this community and the work they have done I have man...
by Deucal
Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent Upgrade for studio/movie System
Replies: 13
Views: 3156

Could you give us a picture of the rig :) The 8800 line stock coolers are actually quite quiet. I've got 2x 8800 GTX and at normal 60% speed I don't hear it. I managed to quiet down my machine a lot and man it was a howler. My rig now :) http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=58961&hig...
by Deucal
Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Baking fixed my GFX card :D
Replies: 13
Views: 2909

Baking fixed my GFX card :D

I had been reading about this method for some time but was a little skeptical. Then I had the unfortunate thing that one of my GFX cards stopped working :(. After a few day's of trying everything else I decided what the hell, it's dead anyway so might as well try it out. Unfortunately I forgot to ta...
by Deucal
Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: what type of fan control do you guys use?
Replies: 18
Views: 1952

Static undervolt on some fans and hardware controller on the rest.
by Deucal
Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Can't locate from where comes case vibrations - Solved!
Replies: 7
Views: 2257

You can try to rest your HDDs on padded foam.
by Deucal
Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which of these 1TB HDs: Samsung F3, WD Green, or Barracuda?
Replies: 4
Views: 1881

WD is my preference, don't know the Samsung one.

Currently the Seagate ones have a very high % of faulty drives.
by Deucal
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quietest Cooler for Socket 775 (Quad Q9550)
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

Then the list is what you should use :)

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks
by Deucal
Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: should I keep my TRUE? or update to a Megahalems?
Replies: 17
Views: 2262

Using indigo extreme + a better HS would of course lower it even more :).

Now post some pics of the internal of the machine, how is the airflow inside the case? And how is your cable management? (When you've bought everything :))
by Deucal
Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet PC project :), updated 07.06.2010
Replies: 6
Views: 4046

Update 07.06.2010

Finally got my Nexus fans and replaced the old CoolerMaster I had used on the HS. Mynd 30 http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac120/Daylanor/Quiet%20PC%20Project/Mynd30.jpg Seems like I'll be waiting a bit for my RMAed PSU so I decided to fix my cable management a bit Mynd 31 http://i891.photobucket....
by Deucal
Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 15287

How about removing the GPU fan and just put one or two 120mm fans there blowing straight at the gpu heatsink?
by Deucal
Mon May 31, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need a few opinions on Plasma TV market
Replies: 20
Views: 3419

Re: You should check out the LED backlit LCD's

Note, there are two types of LED backlight. EDGE and FULL. EDGE is as it word is, only backlit from the edge of the scree. Cheaper and super thin. But not that great. FULL is when you get the backlight over every cm of the screen. EXPENSIVE :) but awsome. The nature of LCD is that you need quite a l...
by Deucal
Mon May 31, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need a few opinions on Plasma TV market
Replies: 20
Views: 3419

Not so long a ago Panasonic just opened up a brand new Plasma TV factory, so no it isn't going anywhere :). Power use of the plasma tv's are going down with every generation. And the Panasonic brand is one of the best, since they put quality first (with in reason) and you pay for it. Edit: Plasma li...
by Deucal
Sun May 30, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet PC project :), updated 07.06.2010
Replies: 6
Views: 4046

And my brand spanking new Seasonic X-750 PSU just went dead on me :(. Got it on Thursday, put it in and had everything run until late Friday night. Then now this morning (Sunday) computer wouldn't start. Tried only connecting MB, 1X GPU and CPU but nothing. The MB power led is glowing though. Connec...
by Deucal
Sat May 29, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet PC project :), updated 07.06.2010
Replies: 6
Views: 4046

The Volcano has calmed down and quite uncommon for this time of year we've had 8 day's of constant sunshine and warmth :).
by Deucal
Sat May 29, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet PC project :), updated 07.06.2010
Replies: 6
Views: 4046

Thanks :). I did put a lot of work into this, it really is fun to see the results of ones own hard work.
by Deucal
Fri May 28, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet PC project :), updated 07.06.2010
Replies: 6
Views: 4046

My quiet PC project :), updated 07.06.2010

Well I found SPCR little more than a year ago when I finally started to get tired of the noise my PC was making and started to google how to do and where to start. Might have been 18 months, been lurking here for some time :). So to Mike C and every other contributer to this site KUDOS! Finally I ki...