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by HammerSandwich
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermaltake Suppressor F51
Replies: 19
Views: 13076

Re: Thermaltake Suppressor F51

And HardOCP liked it, FWIW.

None of these sites really get quiet, so I'd like to see an SPCR review.
by HammerSandwich
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NoFan CR-80EH & CS-60 Fanless Cooler & Case
Replies: 4
Views: 5030

Re: NoFan CR-80EH & CS-60 Fanless Cooler & Case

How the heck does a heatpipe work in that arrangement? All that I've played with transport heat from 1 tip to the other, not across the diameter.
by HammerSandwich
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 55
Views: 59868

Re: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide

Interesting build, MikeC. FWIW, I haven't WCed in years, largely because of pump noise. I also don't run 300W GPUs, so air simply makes more sense these days. It seems that any air bubbles trapped in the system eventually get released in the reservoir. Within a couple of hours of system power on, th...
by HammerSandwich
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lone Industries L1 - J2900 No Moving Parts & Silent
Replies: 3
Views: 3951

Re: Lone Industries L1 - J2900 No Moving Parts & Silent

Stevo_ wrote:I now notice that my Dell LCD Monitor makes some apparent coil whine, how long has this been going on.
Don't you hate that? Real silencing is a cursed endeavor.
by HammerSandwich
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Hardware.info 120mm roundup
Replies: 7
Views: 7299

Re: Hardware.info 120mm roundup

multiplexer wrote:Prad.de (an extremely well-regarded display testing review website)
No fooling. I recall being blown away with Prad's LCD reviews when I discovered them a few years back.

Thanks for the Hardware.info info.
by HammerSandwich
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Hardware.info 120mm roundup
Replies: 7
Views: 7299

Hardware.info 120mm roundup

by HammerSandwich
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone DS380 8-Bay Server/NAS Chassis
Replies: 6
Views: 6098

Re: SilverStone DS380 8-Bay Server/NAS Chassis

The specs need a little help, unless this case somehow can hold those larger mobos.
by HammerSandwich
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU orientation and its effect on establishing airflow
Replies: 7
Views: 2121

Re: PSU orientation and its effect on establishing airflow

qualdoth wrote:Can you folks think of any downsides of doing this?
Yes - the effect of a liquid spill!
by HammerSandwich
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolimatech Panther CPU Cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 4105

Re: Prolimatech Panther CPU Cooler

SPCR, do you have any direct comparisons between the 1155 & 1366 platforms? (Can't find any, but maybe it's me...) I understand why compact HSFs have their own category, but I'd prefer seeing an overall hierarchy of performance. That's a lot harder for me to figure out on my own than which coolers f...
by HammerSandwich
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 3TB & 1TB Hard Drives
Replies: 37
Views: 22376

Re: Western Digital Red 3TB & 1TB Hard Drives

And if they'd include a 2TB with it!
by HammerSandwich
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 114464

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

1) Thanks for the excellent info!

2) Have you measured the PC's power consumption?

3) Considering the die's shape, I suspect that heatsink orientation could make a difference. If your D14's heatpipes run parallel to the core, the outer pipes might not do much. Would you be willing to test this?
by HammerSandwich
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler
Replies: 23
Views: 15059

Re: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler

Can anyone compare this to the True Spirit 140?

Has anyone other than mkk used this on Ivy Bridge?
by HammerSandwich
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Reeven Kelveros & Arcziel CPU Coolers
Replies: 8
Views: 4102

Re: Reeven Kelveros & Arcziel CPU Coolers

Seems that the prices on the 1st page have been swapped.
by HammerSandwich
Thu May 10, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asrock 775 Heatsink Compatibility Warning
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: Asrock 775 Heatsink Compatibility Warning

Funny - I now have a Ninja Rev B on there with the pushpins. After installing it, I immediately removed it to check the mount, and it's acceptable. It's tighter to the socket than I'd like, but it beats the stock HSF until I buy a replacement. Your complaint comes through loud & clear, though. I hav...
by HammerSandwich
Wed May 09, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asrock 775 Heatsink Compatibility Warning
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Asrock 775 Heatsink Compatibility Warning

My new Asrock Z77 Pro4 surprised me when it came time to mount a heatsink. As with other Asrock 1155/1156 mobos, the Pro4 also has 775 mounting holes. I'd hoped to reuse my Xigmatek HDT-S1283 in a new 3570K build. Hoped. The 775 holes are clocked very slightly from the 1155 holes (for obvious reason...
by HammerSandwich
Tue May 08, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Practical example of power factor
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Re: Practical example of power factor

Yes, it's 830VA at 300ishW, so power factor is well below 0.5.

The 555 has 60KuF at 80V. It's a fair bit of energy!
by HammerSandwich
Wed May 02, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 60177

Re: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU

With 9 HDs, you're unlikely to hear a quiet PSU's fan.
by HammerSandwich
Wed May 02, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Practical example of power factor
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Practical example of power factor

(This doesn't directly involve PC PSUs, but this seems the most reasonable place to post it.) I've been using a borrowed Adcom GFA-555 for a couple weeks & watching it through my Kill-a-Watt. This amp has a pretty sizable power supply, and the KaW has shown some interesting data. The 555 draws about...
by HammerSandwich
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Seasonic SS-460FL @ Newegg for $80
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Re: Seasonic SS-460FL @ Newegg for $80

This is alive again with a promo code & rebate. Great deal on a fanless Seasonic.
by HammerSandwich
Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Paradigm Millenia HT Speaker System
Replies: 13
Views: 6670

Re: Paradigm Millenia HT Speaker System

These look pretty nice for the money.

MikeC, what do you think of the DAC1? I was surprised to see it in your equipment list.
by HammerSandwich
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is a i3-2100 good enough for me?
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: Is a i3-2100 good enough for me?

If a 2100 is enough, then the 2500K would hold you for years. It's a shame that Intel doesn't offer a $100 K-model dual... How much RAM does the current system have? If <4GB, I'd probably do a 2120 with 8-16GB & consider an Ivy Bridge in 12-18 months. Look for an SSD deal in January, but a 4GB RAMdi...
by HammerSandwich
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gaming TJ08-E + i5 2500K + GTX580
Replies: 17
Views: 12391

Re: Gaming TJ08-E + i5 2500K + GTX580

I'd try without the front fan at all.
by HammerSandwich
Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 31527

Re: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors

...the 65Watt is a TDP rating for a heat-sink type, not a power draw rating. It just means it dissipates 65 watts of power instead of 95watts, but it also implies a more efficient design and should use less power. That's the theory/marketing. Testing shows it's really the same chip with a factory u...
by HammerSandwich
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers
Replies: 31
Views: 10197

Re: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers

IMO, quiet watercooling is really about 2 things: pump noise & radiator size. These integrated units are seriously lacking in radiator.
by HammerSandwich
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950
Replies: 13
Views: 3638

Re: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950

Thanks for those results. And there's NO way the GPU was also loaded at 145W... :D
by HammerSandwich
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950
Replies: 13
Views: 3638

Re: 5 GHz of Silent Powa w/ 6950

Nice system!

Those temps are perfectly fine for long-term use, IMO.

Any chance for power-draw measurements?
by HammerSandwich
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Soundscience Rockus 3D | 2.1 by Antec
Replies: 29
Views: 10866

Re: Soundscience Rockus 3D | 2.1 by Antec

can someone explain what everyone is talking about in terms of the frequency response? Ideally, an audio system would neither emphasize nor diminish any frequencies. They all do, of course, and even more so when they interact with a room's acoustics. These errors mean that certain notes can be acce...
by HammerSandwich
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Soundscience Rockus 3D | 2.1 by Antec
Replies: 29
Views: 10866

Re: Soundscience Rockus 3D | 2.1 by Antec

MikeC wrote:...there should not be any more typos.
Sorry, Mike, but I question your living room's "flass" doors.

Really nice review, and the measurements are especially impressive for a first attempt. Keep up the good work.
by HammerSandwich
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: [ADVICE NEEDED] Watercooling i5-760 and GTX 470 in SUGO SG05
Replies: 2
Views: 2820

Re: [ADVICE NEEDED] Watercooling i5-760 and GTX 470 in SUGO

A 1x120 radiator can cool 300W, but it will be loud and/or hot. Forget the water for a moment, and imagine cooling your rig with a single 120mm fan. Same deal.

I've never even seen your case, so there's not a lot more I can offer.

Good luck & please let us know your results.
by HammerSandwich
Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: AMD fan control at Techreport
Replies: 15
Views: 13508

Re: AMD fan control at Techreport

Hell, you can even get premade profiles if the UI software is done right, so you don't even have to bother with the tweaking unless you want to. Exactly. Pick your fans, tell the mobo the temps you want and enjoy the quiet. Existing boards tend to ramp up the fans at ridiculously low temperatures, ...