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by EsaT
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: New site look(!)
Replies: 6
Views: 2350

Re: New site look(!)

I would say better to lose all hope straight away to get it over fast, instead of prolonged misery from missed expectations. New layout is such fashion excrement from those with head firmly in illegal substance smoke cloud and feet above passenger jet cruising altitude, that I wouldn't trust such pe...
by EsaT
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Adding More Controlable Fan Headers
Replies: 9
Views: 5685

Re: Adding More Controlable Fan Headers

Another thing you could do is add in something like an Aquero 6, meant more for watercooling as it has a lot of options for that, but inherently it can control a lot of fans DC/PWM/RPM, even has its own software to run the curves with different sensors, and fan can be stopped or start (depending on...
by EsaT
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Adding More Controlable Fan Headers
Replies: 9
Views: 5685

Re: Adding More Controlable Fan Headers

When I say three fan headers I am not including the two CPU headers which are consumed by two CPU fans. There's no reason to run CPU heatsink's fans at different speeds, so they can be as well connected to one header using splitter. Even if header has weaker than usual 1A max output two fans would ...
by EsaT
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How much "unbalance" is normal these days?
Replies: 3
Views: 3292

Re: How much "unbalance" is normal these days?

Like all manufacturing processes, there will always be tolerances and inconsistencies. It is the luck of the draw. Well, Noctua sure seems to have evenly crap quality. Both NF-P12 bundled with NH-U12P and NF-F12 bundled with NH-U12S are the absolutely worst fans I've ever touched in their vibration...
by EsaT
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX Vega 64 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 5888

Re: RX Vega 64 Review Compilation Thread

Yeah - just wanted to set up the threads for when the aftermarket cards do come out...whenever.. That said, looks like AMD still has to throw a lot of watts at the card to get it up near GTX 1080 performance. At first glance, it looks like the Vega 56 is closer to the sweet spot for the fab/archite...
by EsaT
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Having speakers and headphones at the same time?
Replies: 15
Views: 12601

Re: Having speakers and headphones at the same time?

Best option would depend on also use, like is it plain music or is there also gaming.
For headphone gaming binaural-simulation is very nice thing.
by EsaT
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Like top tier, but Bronze/semi and cheaper?
Replies: 2
Views: 3348

Re: Like top tier, but Bronze/semi and cheaper?

If you want quiet staying PSU its capacitors are wrong place to go cheap. Cheap capacitors don't like heat to stay reliable. And lower efficiency PSUs themselves generate more heat to cool. http://www.silentpcreview.com/A_Better_Way_to_Compare_PSU_Efficiency So of course almost all 80+ Bronze PSUs u...
by EsaT
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: EVGA G3 650w buzz during games (also causing electromagnetic
Replies: 21
Views: 9415

Re: EVGA G3 650w buzz during games (also causing electromagn

Xonar DX soundcard Have you positioned it as far as possible from graphics card? (even temperature wise sound card shouldn't be next to hot GPU) As mentioned before, I've tried a battery-UPS, and that didn't solve it. Does that still mean I could have dirty power? As I was under the impression a UP...
by EsaT
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Effect of blade surface texture and notches etc to noise
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Effect of blade surface texture and notches etc to noise

Don't know if anyone else looked this review thoroughly but there seem to be clear conclusions which can be drawn from it. http://www.hardware.fr/articles/874-1/comparatif-63-ventilateurs-120mm-dc.html While fancy blade shapes and surface textures might sell their effect to noise seems to be mostly ...
by EsaT
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Smart fan controller for UPS
Replies: 4
Views: 2336

Re: Smart fan controller for UPS

Little late but just in case others are choosing UPS:
On-line UPS needs cooling all the time because both battery charger and inverter are operating always and hence in need of cooling.
So when caring about noise line-interactive UPS is better choise.
by EsaT
Thu May 16, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink
Replies: 22
Views: 12473

Re: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink

However as the 775 and 1366 sockets are obsolete LGA775 was basically completely obsolete already two years ago and similarly Sandy Bridge E also made LGA1366 and its Nehalems old tech. So nitpicking on dropping support of these ancient sockets just shows lack of better arguments. And that comes fr...
by EsaT
Sun May 12, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink
Replies: 22
Views: 12473

Re: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink

Good to see review of this very interesting heatsink. Though what this review misses is comparison to NH-U12P. Would have been real interesting to see how one additional heatpipe fares againts possibly increased airflow impedance. In this user made comparison U12S wins when using Noctua's fan and 18...
by EsaT
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM-1000W, Seasonic X1050, or fanless ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4501

Re: Zalman ZM-1000W, Seasonic X1050, or fanless ?

I wonder what caused the coil whine ? The ZM-1000W PSU itself ? Or would the ZM-1000W give different/unstable current/voltage ? Which could cause certain components on the motherboard or videocard start to whine ? There surely appears to be many causes for coil whine. Basically every part with powe...
by EsaT
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Noctua coolers NH-U12S and NH-U14S
Replies: 1
Views: 1688

Re: New Noctua coolers NH-U12S and NH-U14S

I'm intending to upgrade from current Q9550@3.7GHz/1.2V to Haswell in summer so I'm definitely interested in seeing results for NH-U12S compared to NH-U12P. If size were same one additional heatpipe would quite surely give advantage at least with higher heat loads. But now heatsink is inch thinner i...
by EsaT
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design planning new cases
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Fractal Design planning new cases

There's also small interview in pages three and four. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2010/06/16/fractal-design-s-future-cases/1 Even without Antec going lately more towards Thermaltrashed lack of style it's definitely good to have more choises to quiet stylish cases. Like they say in intervi...
by EsaT
Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Using mass loaded vinyl for PC acoustic damping?
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Mass damping stuff is lot better basic damping material than very light foams. Beside decrease in vibrations extra layer of mass surely increases also opacity to airborne sound. (just like different type walls behave) Lining case becomes cooling issue only if you block airflow. Case isn't any heatsi...
by EsaT
Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Test System, 2010
Replies: 89
Views: 33069

I think it might be worthwhile to measure open-air FPM, because that would probably be pretty relevant for people who want to use them as case fans or in other situations involving low static pressure. Here's an "outside the box" idea for measuring a fan's performance as a case fan - set up a compu...
by EsaT
Fri May 14, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which Noise-Absorbing Kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 7793

Nothing wrong with the Lian Li kit - but you can find that same kind of foam cheaper. Lot of wrong in it regardless what it costs. Mike Chin's analysis about this Akasa/Lian Li/Spire etc is dead on: http://www.silentpcreview.com/AcoustiPack_delux Calling it as any noise absorption stuff is simply p...
by EsaT
Fri May 14, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is Lianli B25S a quiet case?
Replies: 12
Views: 3928

Among their better designs, unlike some of their "Chassis with Silent Solution" selection. Also top fan is positioned near rear and not in the middle of top where it would draw out air which is only on its way to CPU heatsink. It's real shame that they just keep using that useless OEM Akasa Crapmate...
by EsaT
Mon May 10, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New to Aluminum cases
Replies: 9
Views: 2229

Car or computer case... both made of sheet metal. If you got side panels rattling already when lifting case from box mass damping stops that, at least it stopped completely in my A71B after ading BeQuiet's combination mat with 2mm bitumen base layer to side panels. If there's some airflow around HDD...
by EsaT
Sun May 09, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New to Aluminum cases
Replies: 9
Views: 2229

Re: New to Aluminum cases

bought the ABS Tigas case which is a Lian Li design with some minor changes. That ABS is basically crossing of acoustically bad things from PC-A70F and PC-B71: Former's open noise leaking design and later's hard plastic HDD mounting for better conduction of vibration and useless Akasa crapmate whic...
by EsaT
Sun May 09, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which Noise-Absorbing Kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 7793

Have you looked at or for the Lian Li sound dampening kits? Here is a link to them at a US internet retailer. Maybe some of the more experienced guys here can comment on these kits. If they are good, I might buy one to further quiet down my Lian Li PC-A10A. http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g43/c241/...
by EsaT
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus EDGE Full-ATX Tower Chassis
Replies: 23
Views: 15371

is the door in the older V2110 any better with airflow? Worser, it has only few small slots in side. http://lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/upload/image/V2110/v2110f03.JPG But you could remove (partially or fully) that rubber strip blocking ~4mm gap between front panel and door for getting more open area...
by EsaT
Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus EDGE Full-ATX Tower Chassis
Replies: 23
Views: 15371

No holes in that door or slots in its sides leaving only this 10+ years old cases reminding small hole for whole front end: http://www.sweclockers.com/imagebank/200908/Under001.jpg?t=original&k=bbf6ebf8 Going to be rather restricting with so many fans fighting for that airflow. It just isn't the doo...
by EsaT
Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus EDGE Full-ATX Tower Chassis
Replies: 23
Views: 15371

CoccoBill wrote:The Nexus seems to fit the bill, except for that double front door thingy. Can the inner door be removed
Don't worry about that inner door... outer door will do excellent work at blocking all airflow.

How many drives you're trying to fit in?
by EsaT
Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 480? Forget about it!
Replies: 26
Views: 5284

These top end graphics cards have always been large, expensive, power guzzlers, and noisy and whether one or other models have more or less of these attributes to me is a bit obscure. Except that never before there has been as big power consumption difference for so little extra performance. Closes...
by EsaT
Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 480? Forget about it!
Replies: 26
Views: 5284

And god only knows what the price premium will be. More precisely god only knows will this chip ever be made in bigger quantities than initial demobatch meant for BS'ing around and fooling people away from competitor who is actually delivering. Crude oil ? I live in Quebec, 95% hydro-électricity s...
by EsaT
Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X-650 died
Replies: 15
Views: 5261

Seasonic's distribution isn't very wide, so Seasonic branded units tend to be pricey. Sadly true. Here in Finland it's very hard to find most of their models even from product lists and also European wide they aren't that easy to find from stock. But ordered X-650 some weeks ago from German shop at...
by EsaT
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X-650 died
Replies: 15
Views: 5261

Re: Postscript

There is no reason to think that there is systemic problem with the new Seasonic platform. Infant mortality effects every model of every brand of PS's. Infant mortality affects to every product and avoiding that completely would require long expensive testing. And considering Seasonic 80+ certified...
by EsaT
Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Lamptron's new controler - FC-5
Replies: 8
Views: 3526

Lamptron has strong tradition of dirty PWM choppers which don't even work with very high power fans for whose adjusting they're advertised. Delta TFB1212GHE... knob turned fully to the right (100%) the fan worked as expected. However, on trying to slow the fan down at all by turning the knob to the ...