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by CoolColJ
Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 94642

Well I bumped my PC up to 4 ghz, slight increase in Vcore CPU voltage, to 1.11 vs 1.13 stock, and afew other settings, and had to decrease the ram multiplier so they ran at 1186 mhz or so, instead of 1:1 with the bus speed to keep them stable. They are rated at 1600mhz, but because I'm using 2 sets ...
by CoolColJ
Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 94642

I received the case today and it looks really nice! Build quality is very good as expected. Very solid case Enough space inside. Yes a bit deep and somewhat heavy though. I like how the front panel connectors are unified, instead of the split end ones in my Antec Sonata. It has no speaker connection...
by CoolColJ
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 65038

Ughh, maybe I made a big boo boo by buying a Seasonic M12D 850w 2 days ago... :(
by CoolColJ
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT-03 and Raven 3
Replies: 11
Views: 8802

And Raven 3 - looks rather Anime :P
Uses the new 180mm fans, running at a lower RPM than the Raven 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irg257LUn9k
by CoolColJ
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT-03 and Raven 3
Replies: 11
Views: 8802

Silverstone Fortress FT-03 and Raven 3

Oh man, I just ordered and payed for an FT-02 two days ago :evil:
But it doesn't seem to be an improved sequel, it's a different thing altogether! Much like the others in the Fortress and Raven series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dpBQqzoKQc
by CoolColJ
Sun May 30, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-D14 rotate?
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Noctua NH-D14 rotate?

Can you rotate the Noctua NH-D14 so it faces up when installed in a P183 case?

I'm planning on building a positive pressure P183 system with the NH-D14
1 fan at the back, and 1 in front facing in
by CoolColJ
Fri May 28, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman ZM-80 on a modern card?
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

Hmmm

I just got given a 4670. And I have an old Radeon 9800 with a ZM80 fitted with OP1 fan unused

I thought it might fit...
by CoolColJ
Tue May 11, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD5870 Vapor-X
Replies: 49
Views: 20072

well if a PCS is quiet in a passive system, then it is quiet period :)

The Vapor-x is an overclocked version of the Toxic, so it won't be quiet
The site above has a review of the 5850 toxic
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapp ... ic/25.html
by CoolColJ
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD5870 Vapor-X
Replies: 49
Views: 20072

The PowerColor 5850 PCS+ might be a good alternative 24+ idle, 32+ under load in a passive system and open case. 5870 PCS+ is at 26.7 idle, and 31.6 load Shut the case and it's going to be a lot quieter. As a point of reference, they also reviewed the HIS HD Radeon 5870 iCooler V Turbo and had it at...
by CoolColJ
Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair chassis
Replies: 15
Views: 6043

The motherboard tray has a cutout section under the CPU area for easy heatsink swapping - nice!

Wish the Antec P183 had that, for that P184 I guess :(
by CoolColJ
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 45996

here is a review that details the pauses/stuttering issue on the SSD with the JMicron controller, ie the older OCZ ones

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/in ... i=3403&p=1
by CoolColJ
Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 45996

Press release for the new Vertex series SSD OCZ / About OCZ / Press Releases / 2008 / OCZ Technology Introduces the High Performance Vertex Series Solid State Drive, Delivering on the Promise of Ultimate Performance and Affordability OCZ Technology Introduces the High Performance Vertex Series Solid...
by CoolColJ
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 45996

OCZ recently unveiled their latest range of Solid State Drives (SSD), aiming to hit the balance between cost and performance. With only a few exceptions, SSDs haven't received a warm welcome from consumers yet - almost certainly due to the cost, as the price per gigabyte is considerably higher than...
by CoolColJ
Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX1000 or Zalman ZM1000? What to buy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1963

man that's a nice neat setup - same uses as me too :)
by CoolColJ
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent 2.5 inch SATA HD for PS3
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Silent 2.5 inch SATA HD for PS3

Any recommendations for a Silent HD for the PS3?
has to be 2.5 inch and SATA. ie Notebook type HD
5400rpm

something at least 160 gig, and over.
by CoolColJ
Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Computing Chimney?
Replies: 43
Views: 18126

it would be wise to add some curves to the horizontal bits to aid aerodynamic airflow, but a good idea in any case :)

you might run into resonance issues though... I mean speakers with transmission tunnels use it to amplify the bass....
by CoolColJ
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 8800 Ultra - great silent card potential?
Replies: 20
Views: 8959

I just installed an 8800GTX in my new E6600 rig. Though it's not an ultra, I think it's safe to say that it's pretty close. The 8800GTX is *quiet* when idling. To give you an idea, I have a modded P180B, with 4x 120 S-flex E fans running at 50%, E6600 @3.2GHz /SpeedStep:2.1GHz, with Thermaltake Ult...
by CoolColJ
Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Penryn...
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

quadcore on a single die means 8 core, 2x4 cores bolted together on a CPU is not far off 8)
by CoolColJ
Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Penryn...
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

Penryn...

I originally wanted to get a Q6600 after the price drop.... but good things come to those who wait - I want a Quad with SEE4 8) although the desktop Penryns will be early next year, much more later than I expected! :? So I think I may have to get a stop gap E2140 and overclock it or something to tid...
by CoolColJ
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolermaster Cosmos
Replies: 48
Views: 27002

nice

I like it, being thinking of getting a P182, but need more space, this looks to be in that direction
by CoolColJ
Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: any dvd burners capable of burning slow?
Replies: 14
Views: 4550

just get a Pioneer 112 for IDE of 212 for SATA
by CoolColJ
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P182 Setup
Replies: 112
Views: 76146

Can the Thermalright Ultra 120 extreme be mounted facing the video card? Since the passive MSI 8600gt I plan to get has the heatsink on the top of it facing the CPU, so it would get some ncie cooling from the fan if I can turn it to face downwards faling that a facn on the top hard drive cage can bl...
by CoolColJ
Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Penryn based Xeon quads... TDP
Replies: 4
Views: 2226

WOw the price drops have begun!

ITestate ---> Q6600 $329.00AUD :shock:

very tempted.... :roll:
by CoolColJ
Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Penryn based Xeon quads... TDP
Replies: 4
Views: 2226

in any case it's still a lot lower than the Q6600 105w B stepping and the G0 stepping at 95w 8) that was my point. I will probbaly get me a cheap E2160 and o/c it to 3ghtz to hold me over till the Penryn Quads get released. Still will be a lot faster than my P4 2.8c Northwood :twisted: And I can sel...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Penryn based Xeon quads... TDP
Replies: 4
Views: 2226

Intel Penryn based Xeon quads... TDP

looking at the TDP of the Penryn based Xeon quads...I think I will go E6750 now, skip the cheap G0 stepping Q6600, and then get a cheap Yorkdale Quad after the socket 775 has been retired...this would be the sane thing to do :wink: The pricing is real good too! http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?...
by CoolColJ
Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ultra-120 vs. Ultra-120 eXtreme
Replies: 5
Views: 2925

continuum wrote:My Ultra-120 Extreme should be here tomorrow, I'll let you know. My Ninja rev A is happy cooling my [email protected]/1.325v... but it's not so happy with my new [email protected]/1.325v, particularly with summer here. :(
what temps is the Q66600 pumping out at that speed idle/load? Ambient temp?
by CoolColJ
Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Interesting mod for a MSI 8600GT passive...
Replies: 0
Views: 1479

Interesting mod for a MSI 8600GT passive...

read this at a Newegg review :lol: Pros: I like the silent operation of this graphics card, but with the heatsink on the backside, it blocked the only PCIx1 port that I had. I found out that you can carefully bend the heatsink so that it is horizontal 90 degrees to the graphics board itself. This ma...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: in NSK2400: asus 8600GT Silent or gigabyte 8600GT passive??
Replies: 36
Views: 40608

MSI passive 8600gt has the heatsink on the top of the card
by CoolColJ
Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: quad goals and quiet computing
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

there is a new G0 stepping of the Q6600 due out at the end of the month or early August this is 10 degrees cooler TDP wise 95w I think or you can wait till the Yorkdale quads which will be at the end of the year - which will run even cooler, faster but be more expensive or wait of AMD's quads as well
by CoolColJ
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E6420 versus E6600 - Price vs Performance
Replies: 17
Views: 4722

cache size only effects gaming and even then not much difference between the 2 megs and the 4megs of the 2 chips. Now there is a bigger difference between the E2160's 1meg and the 4meg in the E6600 but when you o/c the E2160 up to the E660, hardly and difference in apps and 3D rendering! An E2160 wi...