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by goatsandmonkeys
Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Where to find the Fractal Design Define R2 in the US
Replies: 8
Views: 2843

Re: Where to find the Fractal Design Define R2 in the US

Currently unavailable, but the cases appear to be listed on NewEgg's site now. :) THERE HERE http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519%2050014581%2040000007&IsNodeId=1&SubCategory=7&Manufactory=14581&SpeTabStoreType=1 $109.99 + $16.99 S&H there is a $10 premium for white
by goatsandmonkeys
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler
Replies: 15
Views: 7065

Re: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler

hanks for the useful information, but it seems lie if you don't already have great 140mm fans the thermalright setup is worth paying a premium for to get the fans.
by goatsandmonkeys
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-02-23
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

Re: News for 2011-02-23

The value in AMD is definitely in the 3 and 4 core systems.
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-02-23
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

Re: News for 2011-02-23

sorry for being a little too snarky. I am actually currently running a A64 X2 and am going to migrate to SB. If you are running multi-threaded applications the argument for X6 is strong, but they seem to be advocating X6 chips for serious gaming rigs. AFAIK games don't really benefit much from multi...
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive (Accelero S1 Rev. 2) Gigabyte Radeon HD6850
Replies: 19
Views: 5104

Re: Passive (Accelero S1 Rev. 2) Gigabyte Radeon HD6850

runs at 75°C, a bit high maybe, but no signs of trouble yet 75c is perfectly acceptable for a GPU, most of them run around this temp with their stock coolers. The problem with a fanless setup is that the VRM area doesn't get any forced ventilation. So the MOSFETs could be running very high. Their t...
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help plan a NAS with aspirations...
Replies: 12
Views: 3073

Re: Help plan a NAS with aspirations...

my advice to you would be use the term "NASpirations" :) Sounds like you'll only need 2TB for a while. Is there a compelling reason not to just set up a redundant RAID on your main system and run it 24/7? My guess its it would save energy and redundant parts. Also don't forget to buy an additional 2...
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-02-23
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

Re: News for 2011-02-23

ready, willing , and able to consume significantly more power that offsets any price difference over the life of the product.
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive (Accelero S1 Rev. 2) Gigabyte Radeon HD6850
Replies: 19
Views: 5104

Re: Passive (Accelero S1 Rev. 2) Gigabyte Radeon HD6850

does it make sense to hook up a 120mm intake case fan up to the PWN terminal of the graphics card? are there store bought adapters or is it a home brew project? Also if you add a case fan you might want to make a duct that will send all of the air under the card where the cooler is and not the half ...
by goatsandmonkeys
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler
Replies: 15
Views: 7065

Re: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler

Are the thermalright TY 140mm fans are the best of their size right now?
by goatsandmonkeys
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler
Replies: 15
Views: 7065

Re: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler

copying designs is great for the consumers. it keeps performance high and costs low. Imagine if you had one company manufacturing heat pipe tower style heatsinks? They could easily charge $75 and not spend much effort improving on their design. instead we have lots of tower heatsinks from $25-90 wit...
by goatsandmonkeys
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7399

Re: Cheap Acoustic Foam

Do not do it. It is bituminous felt, which is not that great for your health to mess with. It is very heavy, a good panel dampener. If you feel compelled to add acoustic damping, a layer of high density foam atop the bituminous felt is all you need. what material(s) at what thicknesses do you think...
by goatsandmonkeys
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7399

Re: Cheap Acoustic Foam

is there a way we can test foams noise proofing properties? like build a 6"x6"x6" box and put a speaker in it with full frequency white noise and measure what comes out? it looks like the highest density (pounds per cubic foot) products they have are (in order of cost) Multi/Rebounded-Mixed Foam(6),...
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7399

Re: Cheap Acoustic Foam

we need more dense foams to deal with the lower frequency sounds that the fans and hard drives create. Foam For You sells Volara as well. In fact, they'll add a layer of it to any foam you buy for an extra $1/sq. foot. Beyond that, various fan noises can most certainly range beyond just low frequen...
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan curves: I can make them
Replies: 8
Views: 2774

Re: Fan curves: I can make them

ces wrote:
goatsandmonkeys wrote:
ces wrote:Please read this thread and consider making a contribution, if you can.
5dBA 120mm Fan
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=61591
yes please
Do you find that discussion as disorienting as I do? :)
It's like, I think I get it, but I couldn't replicate the results.
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 5dBA 120mm Fan.
Replies: 55
Views: 12544

Re: 5dBA 120mm Fan.

This is all very interesting. And I am looking forward to where this thread ends up. I'm enjoying where it already is :) I'm learning a lot. Also I am hoping that a big serious discussion about fans will positively influence the new fan test methodology. This is quite an interesting and lengthy ana...
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 5dBA 120mm Fan.
Replies: 55
Views: 12544

Re: 5dBA 120mm Fan.

This is fascinating thanks for everyone for posting. could it be that this experiment explains mike's 6 year old results? Maybe the baseline noise of a room makes it seem that extremely quiet fans seem to not add 3db when doubled, but you can only detect the 3db bump when the fans are loud enough to...
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan curves: I can make them
Replies: 8
Views: 2774

Re: Fan curves: I can make them

ces wrote:Please read this thread and consider making a contribution, if you can.
5dBA 120mm Fan
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=61591
yes please
by goatsandmonkeys
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7399

Re: Cheap Acoustic Foam

I went looking for them and I just couldn't find what I was looking for... including someone who had found a very good low cost source of high quality foam. And most importantly low quantities! most places I had found want to sell you large kits to fill a room. From what I understand the denser bas...
by goatsandmonkeys
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7399

Re: Cheap Acoustic Foam

That's not for you that's for everyone. We all need to step up our dollar sign foam game. I don't know a lot abotu acoustical foam. and everythign I know I learned in the foam kit reviews here and some OLD threads about them here. from what I understand these lighter foams help more with the higher ...
by goatsandmonkeys
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Antec Kühler H2O 620 Water cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 6664

Re: Antec Kühler H2O 620 Water cooler

But this sort of integrated pump is connected to the CPU directly so you can't really suspend it.
by goatsandmonkeys
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 5dBA 120mm Fan.
Replies: 55
Views: 12544

Re: 5dBA 120mm Fan.

I read this and enjoyed it. I didn't comment. I don't understand how this has become so contentious. I haven't really rad the back and forth. I'm, interested in the DB to CFM ratios at different speeds. Is one fan producing 14db moving more or less air than two fans producing 11 DB each? Do 4 fans p...
by goatsandmonkeys
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7399

Re: Cheap Acoustic Foam

if this isn't what the inside of your case looks like you don't belong on this forum
Image
NO EXCUSES!
by goatsandmonkeys
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Needing to Build a Quiet Digital Audio Workstation!
Replies: 79
Views: 6676

Re: Needing to Build a Quiet Digital Audio Workstation!

Because of the Sandy Bridge Architecture, the overclocking probably doesn't affect the idle that much, maybe not at all. Maybe it changes the idle from 5 watts to 6 watts, unless you go really nuts with it. We may not know the answer for a while becuase the people who measure idle watts aren't gene...
by goatsandmonkeys
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Needing to Build a Quiet Digital Audio Workstation!
Replies: 79
Views: 6676

Re: Needing to Build a Quiet Digital Audio Workstation!

Idle under 5 watts. http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/intel-wolfdale_11.html Intel Core 2 Duo E6550, Conroe: 4.9 Watts (I admit, I was surprised by this too...) fair enough. I'll eat a slice of humble pie, BUT I will put a cherry on top. Because the i2600 is effectively 4 times as fast (...
by goatsandmonkeys
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Needing to Build a Quiet Digital Audio Workstation!
Replies: 79
Views: 6676

Re: Needing to Build a Quiet Digital Audio Workstation!

But I challenge anyone to provide an objective rational as to why one would have a need to overclock a 2600K to do something it couldn't do without the overclock. Just one thing. What can a 2600K do that a first generation Core 2 Duo can't do? If you find the answer to that, you know what overclock...
by goatsandmonkeys
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Needing to Build a Quiet Digital Audio Workstation!
Replies: 79
Views: 6676

Re: Needing to Build a Quiet Digital Audio Workstation!

Stores besides newegg still have boards and chips in stock. My GUESS is buying from a reputable brand will give you better chances at getting a replacement. Some have already announced replacement plans and you can look into their policies.
by goatsandmonkeys
Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Needing to Build a Quiet Digital Audio Workstation!
Replies: 79
Views: 6676

Re: Needing to Build a Quiet Digital Audio Workstation!

what lower end power supplies do you recommend? antec earthwatts? antec's low end power supplies?
by goatsandmonkeys
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Needing to Build a Quiet Digital Audio Workstation!
Replies: 79
Views: 6676

Re: Needing to Build a Quiet Digital Audio Workstation!

If you skip the high powered graphics card you DO NOT need 800 watts. the most power hungry modern hard drives peak power consumption is about 10-12 watts. you will be fine with 400 watts, and could probably get by with half (but don't). Two great options are the nexus value 430 for $75 which is ind...
by goatsandmonkeys
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 247227

Re: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR

Thoughts one graphics cards: ATI has been lowering the idle power consumption of their lower end cards to 6watts and their performance cards to under 20 watts. when they are under load they can be cooled by a PWN cfan and since 99.9% of 3d games have sound we can achieve silence. i think high power ...
by goatsandmonkeys
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Alpenfohn Peter announced
Replies: 15
Views: 5769

Re: Alpenfohn Peter announced

If it can fit those two 140mm fans why not have the heatsink extend out another inch and a half. If it can fit the fans it can fit the heat sink. http://www.techpowerup.com/img/11-02-15/60d.jpg I feel like two 120mm fans would be more effective because 100% of the air would go through the heat sink ...