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Post by MikeC » Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:50 am

computergeek22 wrote:I noticed that the Sintek 500w SLI was taken out of the upcoming reiew list. I presume that it was too loud to even consider. Am I correct?
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Post by rpsgc » Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:04 pm

Indeed, more time to the reviews that matter! :D
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Post by computergeek22 » Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:40 pm

MikeC wrote:
computergeek22 wrote:I noticed that the Sintek 500w SLI was taken out of the upcoming reiew list. I presume that it was too loud to even consider. Am I correct?
All bling, no substance. Not worth our time & effort -- or yours.
Thanks, Mike. :lol:

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Re: Upcoming Reviews & Articles

Post by winguy » Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:40 am

MikeC wrote:Samsung SP2504C - 250GB SATA HDD
Hitachi Travelstar - 100GB Notebook drive
These have been realised.
Awaiting Scythe Samurai Z 's article. :)

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Post by Erssa » Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:48 pm

It would be cool, if SPCR could do a review on the new Core Duo iMacs. On paper they look really nice and the price isn't bad. I'm just wondering how quiet they are from the box. They look like a good alternative for a second (silent?) hassle free computer.
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Post by NeilBlanchard » Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:09 pm

Greetings,

In the hour and half or so that I spent with my brother's new iMac CoreDuo -- it is very quiet, and very cool running (though we were not stressing it), and even the CD/DVD/RW drive was pretty muted.
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Post by Felger Carbon » Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:37 pm

NeilBlanchard wrote:In the hour and half or so that I spent with my brother's new iMac CoreDuo -- it is very quiet, and very cool running (though we were not stressing it), and even the CD/DVD/RW drive was pretty muted.
The entire world buys the new iMacs because they're so quiet. Thermalright goes out of business. EAR goes out of business. No more quiet upgrades, ever. So no need to know how to upgrade. SPCR closes shop. :(

That's what too much Super Bowl condiments will do to you. :D

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120 mm Fan

Post by BrytaPlanka » Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:03 pm

Hello!
This is my first post in this forum.

Can you add this fan to the review list?
Scythe S-FLEX™ 120mm, 800 rpm version (S-FLEX SFF21D)

m3/h:56
cfm:33.5
dBa:8.7

Im no expert, but that looks very silent to me, can it be true?

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Re: 120 mm Fan

Post by Firetech » Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:15 pm

BrytaPlanka wrote:Hello!
This is my first post in this forum.

Can you add this fan to the review list?
Scythe S-FLEX™ 120mm, 800 rpm version (S-FLEX SFF21D)

m3/h:56
cfm:33.5
dBa:8.7

Im no expert, but that looks very silent to me, can it be true?
Until then , here's a threadto be getting on with :)

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Post by BrytaPlanka » Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:16 pm

Thanks alot! :D

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Post by TooNice » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:00 am

The A8N32-SLI Deluxe is reviewed (thanks!), will the Premium follow (soon-ish)? The difference in power consumption is noted, but I'd still like to see the review of the Premium if possible :)

Especially in terms of feature set (I know its SPCR - but I guess both motherboard are relatively silent). I have a hard time finding any site reviewing both motherboards...

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Post by MikeC » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:02 am

TooNice wrote:The A8N32-SLI Deluxe is reviewed (thanks!), will the Premium follow (soon-ish)? The difference in power consumption is noted, but I'd still like to see the review of the Premium if possible :)

Especially in terms of feature set (I know its SPCR - but I guess both motherboard are relatively silent). I have a hard time finding any site reviewing both motherboards...
Don't hold your breath...
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Post by TooNice » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:22 am

Ah, I see that the entry has been removed. Thanks, it's good to be kept updated regardless.

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Post by BrytaPlanka » Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:33 pm

How long time does it usally take before an item is reviewed and this updates? :?
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Post by Tephras » Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:41 pm

This thread hasn't been alive long enough to make an estimation of the general review/update pace. And different reviews take differently long time I suppose, so there is no "usually".

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Post by BrytaPlanka » Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:45 pm

Ok thanks for answering, lets say I want to the results of the 7th review on the list, are we talking about 1 months or maybe 6 months? :?
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Post by Devonavar » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:26 pm

Depends what it is. We fasttrack or delay things based on our interest, problems that crop up, timing, etc. In other words, it'll be up when it's up (if it's up). Reread the disclaimer in the first post. We make no promises.

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Post by computergeek22 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:24 pm

BrytaPlanka wrote:Ok thanks for answering, lets say I want to the results of the 7th review on the list, are we talking about 1 months or maybe 6 months? :?
I guess you're waiting for the Antec SP2-500 as well, eh? Yeah, I'm being patient as well. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long and a review will be up pretty soon. Until then... reading up on Formula 1 :lol:

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Post by Shadowknight » Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:37 pm

Just a reminder,
Zalman TNN300 - complete fanless PC enclosure/PSU/cooling system
needs to be taken off the list.
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Re: Upcoming Reviews & Articles

Post by mle » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:25 am

MikeC wrote: Nexus 9003 - 350W hybrid PSU
Any preliminary info on this one? Rubbish / viable / good / excellent? Compared to ST30NF?
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Post by TooNice » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:35 am

Just wondering. There is a review of the Intel Prescott stock cooler. How about a similar one for the AMD Heatpipe cooler?

I just bought an Opteron, and I am wondering how much I would gain from going with a Zalman 9500/Scythe Ninja.

(This stock cooler is by far more quiet than my old socket A cooler)

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Post by MikeC » Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:55 am

Updated the list, a whole bunch of stuff added.
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ASUS v ABIT

Post by Firetech » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:34 am

Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe - high end passively cooled 939 board
Would be nice compared with the ABIT AT8 32X. Passive cooled and 6 BIOS/PWM controlled fan headers... :wink:
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Post by TooNice » Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:05 pm

I look forward to that.

My motherboard temp reading is abnormally high compared to others. I wonder why..

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Post by MikeC » Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:38 am

Added one more item: 20" iMac. 8)
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Post by Pierce » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:31 am

really looking forward to the antec nsk2400 :D
seems pretty stylish and quiet to me as far as i have seen the specs
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A request for the Xbox 360 cooling article...

Post by HokieJoe » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:21 pm

Mike,

IMO, a lot of the noise seems to come from the 12x DVD drive. When it spools up full song, you definitely notice it's presence. I was thinking that one could deaden all of drive's mounting points to the case chassis with some rubber grommets or some such thing. Maybe some brown bread on the DVD housing itself would help as well?

Another interesting idea that I saw someone mention was to put the 360 guts into a PC case. Some guy actually modded a PC power supply to work with his 360 after he fried his 360 power supply:

http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000740073473/

Anyway, the 360 looks ripe for some cooling mods. I'm looking forward to a great article.

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Post by Filias Cupio » Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:00 pm

Article request: Performance/watt for common GPUs.
[Edit - nevermind - it is all in "VGA card power dissipation" in the "Cool & Quiet VGA" forum.]
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Re: Upcoming Reviews & Articles

Post by Firetech » Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:30 pm

MikeC wrote: Updated April 8/06

Cooling, motherboard VRMs, efficiency & power consumption - this is more important than you might think, especially for higher power CPUs

Quiet & fanless gaming vidcards from Asus, Gigabyte, etc

Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe - high end passively cooled 939 board
Asus EAX1600XT - passive vid card

Newisys NA-1400 - 4-HDD Network attached storage
Looking forward to all of these :D
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Post by andrewln » Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:05 pm

Any chance on SilverStone NT06?

http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-nt06.htm

looks good, but everyone knows looks can be decieving.

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