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Posts posted by shibbs

  1. 1 minute ago, slap_shot18 said:

    True, but I they have a reference cooled card. If not I know the Last gen cards did. Hopefully we see one this gen, espically for water cooling. 

    I'm sorry, I just re-read your original post. You're talking about reference board cards only. 


    We could easily expand this to more cards using the copper heated block method I posted. Then we could even compare between iterations of certain brands of cards. (TwinFrozr 4 vs 5 vs 6) 

  2. 1 minute ago, slap_shot18 said:

    I figured they could use a reference board, for instance EVGA's SC ACX 3.0 uses a reference PCB with an aftermarket cooler. Theoretically you could mount that cooler on a founders card or any other card that uses that reference PCB

    Yes, but then there's MSI who (imo) has some of the best coolers, but use some absolutely ridiculously designed board that's 5 feet tall or some BS. 

  3. In all honesty, they could even take the card itself out of the question (because BrandA's custom PCB might not allow BrandB's cooler to mount properly) and just use a simulated die made out of copper. Load that block/die with sensors and heaters, strap it to the cooler, and then measure its performance. Linus's neighbor has a mill, he could make this easily.



  4. TUMBLR is the WORST community by far and large.


    Everyone hates everyone, EVERYTHING gets turned into discrimination one way or another.


    You can post that you like cheese and suddenly you're getting death threats because of the mistreatment of cows in Bangladesh or some bullshit. Then they'll find out you're a straight white male and your inbox will flood with hate mail and even more death threats.

  5. 59 minutes ago, Webkitnote said:

    And is there something that won't kill me? I've read on Alternate site that someone who ordered it complains that it stinks like gas from lighter... shouldn't it be straight compressed air?

    It's not just straight compressed air, it's actually a refrigerant---and it's got a bitterant in it to prevent people from huffing the stuff and killing themselves.

  6. I just bought a Trion 150 drive because it was cheap.


    After running it for a while and running some benchmarks, I can see why it was about 30% cheaper than the Samsung Evo 850. Because the performance numbers are about 30% lower.


    That being said - it's still worlds faster than a platter drive. 


    If you can afford the Samsung Evo, do it.

  7. OP, PLEASE don't listen to these goofballs telling you to get 120mm fans.  Your X61 needs 140mm fans.


    If you want quiet, I have the Noctua NF-A 140 in my case, but in the LTT Special Edition. They're pretty good, but there has to be better out there.  The next fan I'm trying is going to be the Fractal Design HP-14.



    21 hours ago, BenjaminC said:

    Noctua NF-F12, I don't know what he said 14 for. Corsair SP fans are awful on radiators because they have a round frame and all the air blows out the sides. NF-F12s are the best static pressure fans you can get, especially for radiators.


    Regular NF-F12s will give you good performance and run quiet


    iPPC NF-F12s will give you quiet performance at low speeds, with the option to turn them up for more cooling.


    On 5/23/2016 at 7:42 PM, Aytex said:

    if your willing to drop alot on fans you can always go for the nf 12-14

    cheaper alt is the 120 sp


  8. I just built my first water cooling loop in my computer.


    I used Bitspower PETG, Hardware Labs radiators, EKWB pump, reservoir, blocks and fittings, but also threw in some 90 degree Bitspower fittings, too. IMO the Bitspower fittings are a little bit better than the EKWB---they seemed to fit a bit tighter, but I've had no leaks from any of my tubing and I'd DEFINITELY recommend anything I used to the next person. This forum was TONS of help when it came to selecting quality components.

  9. First off, most people prefer POSITIVE pressure inside the case to cut down on dust. (More airflow into the case than out)


    Depending on the layout of your case, either intake or exhaust through the AIO is just fine. Intake will get you slightly better CPU temps, exhaust will get you slightly cooler case temperatures.


    I personally would have the 3 loose fans as intake, and then your dual-fan AIO as exhaust on the back.

  10. 14 minutes ago, SLAYR said:

    You can find 970s at $250 new in some places right now microcenter (dont think that is in hungary) had one a little bit back.

    Heat really isn't an issue on the 380s, or any non-reference hawaii card, unless you are literally suffocating the card, or lighting it on fire.

    While I do agree with you to a point, the fact still remains that a higher TDP card has to output more heat, which can be a factor to some people--especially in a smaller form factor build.