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by kater
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 70494

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4

Yeah, I don't think I'll ever sell it - not that it's now basically unsellable (is that a word?), but I want to keep coming back here, every several years, showing it chugging along on newer and newer sockets. When the time comes, the 1200 will be upgraded, probably to an 8c/16t and I'm betting it'l...
by kater
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 70494

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4

Hello again! Last time the Ninja cooled my 2500K, some 2.5 years ago. That's when my LC itch got so strong I simply had to go full water. Long story short, some 3 months later my Z77 board gave up and in came Ryzen. Since I already had the LC, I simply got a new block and called it a day. Now, time ...
by kater
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 70494

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate -

I now have full LC in my system and sorry, not going to remove it any time soon (too much hassle, I hope you understand). I'm pretty sure though that you could put the hooks/eyes from the Ninja mounting set through the holes in any AMD board. But the thread in the backplate is unlikely to match the ...
by kater
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 70494

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate -

Well, I still have the Ninja & full box, and I actually do have a Ryzen now, but I didn't really bother to check the possibilities of fitting these two. Seriously tho, just looking at the mounting system, I can't think of an easy way to do it. The Ninja has a square layout (75 x 75 now) and the AM4 ...
by kater
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will Ninja 4 lose performance over time?
Replies: 17
Views: 7458

Re: Will Ninja 4 lose performance over time?

In general - yes, quite likely. But I don't think it's the issue here - the heatsink is squeaky clean, it's regularly dusted; the fan is a fresh Glidestream - the original fan has been replaced long time ago, and then the replacement fan got replaced by the one I have now - again, a squeky clean, ve...
by kater
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What PSU for my SILENT build?
Replies: 12
Views: 7511

Re: What PSU for my SILENT build?

yeah that's true, still it's also true that the fan spins at 40% load, so if one could manage to stay under that % most of the time, this would be the quiter solution, would it not? Well, tl;dr = yes. But consider this: In RMx series the fan starts spinning @ 600 RPM and won't really ramp up quickl...
by kater
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What PSU for my SILENT build?
Replies: 12
Views: 7511

Re: What PSU for my SILENT build?

Corsair RM550x / 650 Gold - semi-fanless mode, you most likely won't ever hear the unit as it can work without fan up to around 300W; the 650W has more PCI-E connections if you really want SLI and more headroom (I have a 550W running a 2500K + 970 - never heard it myself, even with a heavily OCed sy...
by kater
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will Ninja 4 lose performance over time?
Replies: 17
Views: 7458

Re: Will Ninja 4 lose performance over time?

At SPCR's recommendation, shortly after I joined the site, I bought SCNJ-1000, aka the one & only original, the iconic, the holy, errr, excuse me, I get carried away at times... Anyway, my '06 Ninja is now cooling a 2500K @ 4.4 GHz. Clocked at 4.6 GHz, the CPU proves to be a little too much for the ...
by kater
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Happy 10th Anniversary to Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja!
Replies: 7
Views: 3148

Re: Happy 10th Anniversary to Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja!

This topic was actually sparked when I was browsing the local auction site, where I spotted a Ninja modded to fit on 1155. Being a no-life nerd I emailed the guy and it turned out he actually followed my original topic published here :) What a warm feeling!
by kater
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Happy 10th Anniversary to Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja!
Replies: 7
Views: 3148

Re: Happy 10th Anniversary to Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja!

I can't answer it, honestly. I just didn't record the temps all along. The CPU now idles at around 34 C, with the fan at < 700 RPM and 21 C in my room. That said I don't think there was any degradation - the heatpipes are intact, the base is perhaps somewhat discolored from repeated use of various c...
by kater
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Happy 10th Anniversary to Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja!
Replies: 7
Views: 3148

Happy 10th Anniversary to Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja!

I've had this magnificent piece of hrdwr for exactly 10 years now. I remember I bought it sometime in spring '06, shortly before the second revision hit the stores - the guy even offered a small discount as he was making space for the new coolers. It barely fit in my case then, a generic Modecom som...
by kater
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards
Replies: 20
Views: 11176

Re: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards

I chose EVGA GTX970 4GB ACX 2.0 SSC (04G-P4-3975-KR) - I guess I should be good with the noise :)

I'm just a little confused because the shop lists this as an ACX 2.0 cooler (middle), while EVGA's website says its a 2.0+ affair (right)

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Well, we'll see tomorrow.
by kater
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards
Replies: 20
Views: 11176

Re: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards

C'mon, it's not that bad :E Besides, as a Pole I'm really not in the mood to be objective about any aspect of this glorious game :P Also, I'll have you know, good sir, that I remember it like today, the first ever short story featuring Wiedźmin Geralt, appearing in an S-F periodical in still hardcor...
by kater
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards
Replies: 20
Views: 11176

Re: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards

Boy, did the stars align yesterday! A seemingly bad debtor (I'm a freelancer, self-employed, with few benefits, but all the risks) came clean. Having no better ideas for that money I ordered a Dell 2515H (WQHD makes my wokr easier) + EVGA 970. The only missing part of that equation is now a copy of ...
by kater
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards
Replies: 20
Views: 11176

Re: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards

If I had gold for an aftermarket cooler, I'd rather spend it on an MSI Gaming or EVGA, really*. Years ago I had an Accelero S1 and I bet it would fare great with a lowly 960. But it's long gone now. * and this is what I'm actually going to do, I've already spent too much life obsessing on the very c...
by kater
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards
Replies: 20
Views: 11176

Re: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards

Thanks guys. As I said, I know which 960s have fanless mode, and there are plenty of them - point is, they're almost as expensive (new ones, obiously) as second hand 970s. So it's all really about budget - for now I don't want to exceed it, simply. I'm hunting for the cheapest possible 960 4G (Abula...
by kater
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards
Replies: 20
Views: 11176

looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards

Log time no see guys :) I'm looking at some 960 cards and, obviously, want one that is at least v v quiet in idle. Yeah, I know the safest bet is MSI Gaming, GB WF, Asus Strix, EVGA AS, along with Palit Jetstream. But let's just assume I have to work with a v tight budget here - think "every 10 USD ...
by kater
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Choosing between a Geforce GTX 970 and 980
Replies: 19
Views: 8009

Re: Choosing between a Geforce GTX 970 and 980

But wouldn't such glue/putty solutions be actually only usable on "open" coils? AFAIK now they only use those neat, cube coils on VGAs. In PSUs I guess those "old" design coils are found. I never had to deal with squealing myself and only read about ppl putting glue on PSU coils, but I guess putting...
by kater
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn
Replies: 43
Views: 52373

Re: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn

As for the support for 1155 (and the like) - the first Ninja can actually be used. See here - there's plenty of ways to make it work, all easy and cheap. As for the Plus version - you'd perhaps need some more aftermarket elements, making this a not so cost effective solution anymore. The very concep...
by kater
Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn
Replies: 43
Views: 52373

Re: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn

Perhaps go for the one with best clearance over RAM modules if you have some fance sticks with tall heatsinks (useless, but it's not the point now). Or maybe go for the one with the best sounding fan? Ninja, Kotetsu and Mugen Max seem to have - at 11 db - very similar performance, with 40-43 C rise....
by kater
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Sacred Lost Ark
Replies: 8
Views: 4753

Re: The Sacred Lost Ark

Naaa, quest_for_silence got it all wrong! It's not just a heatsink - it's a tiny air-cooled nuclear fission device, with open air cooled rods, basking in the glory of the Holy Atom, bringing life to an otherwise sluggish HTPC. The stream of neutrons, though a little chaotic, enevelopes the nearby PC...
by kater
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn
Replies: 43
Views: 52373

Re: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn

As a massive fan of the original, it warms my heart to see Scythe on top again with the new Ninja :) My thoughts exactly! And add to that 3 other Scythes in top 10. The original Ninja still chugs along on a sligthly OCed I5 2400 in my main rig, coupled with a SlipStream. I got the cooler just befor...
by kater
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define R4 vs Obsidian 550D vs ???
Replies: 20
Views: 11742

Re: Define R4 vs Obsidian 550D vs ???

Sounds (excuse the pun) promising! The knobs on my panel are a little longer, but perhaps I could replace them with sth else... Could you perhaps upload a pic of the front of your PC with the case door open?
by kater
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define R4 vs Obsidian 550D vs ???
Replies: 20
Views: 11742

Re: Define R4 vs Obsidian 550D vs ???

Yeah, P380, way too big and expensive, I'm afraid, plus I think I would want a case with a door. I'm now giving P280 second thoughts cause it's on sale right now in some shops, and is priced considerably better than R5. Also, with R5 I will not be able to install Kaze Station 3,5" as its knobs protr...
by kater
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define R4 vs Obsidian 550D vs ???
Replies: 20
Views: 11742

Re: Define R4 vs Obsidian 550D vs ???

hehe, seems this topic touches on all cases that I'm planning for my next build- R4 (obsolete now), R5 (current favorite), 550D (a little over my budget), 330R (not up to comete against Fractals); I've also ruled out P100 - lackluster aoverall and P280 - too expensive and a bit oldish So, with R5 be...
by kater
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermaltake Suppressor F51
Replies: 19
Views: 13958

Re: Thermaltake Suppressor F51

The case is just a blatant rip-off - TPU articl + comments Never liked Tt myself, they either provided seriously unrealistic data (120mm fans @ 2000 RPM and only 7.48 dB or some such), or simply went for childish bling. Well, it's a free world (mostly) so anyone can choose how to run their own busin...
by kater
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P100 Case: Performance One on a Budget
Replies: 12
Views: 8152

Re: Antec P100 Case: Performance One on a Budget

Thanks for yet another quality review. I've hade P150 for, well, almost forever, and I do like Antec stuff, but I think it's time to give some other manufacturer a chance. I guess it'll be Fractal, most likely R5. Or, depending on the budget, Obsidian 550D. Yeah, a different price point, but these t...
by kater
Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 70494

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate -

dano777, the bar (that I cut into separate eyes) is exclusive to the first version of Ninja, to Ninja Cu and also, I guess, it's used in Orochi; even if you can get the bar I'm not sure if there'll be a way to use it with your version

all in all, for you it's just best to follow lodestar's advice
by kater
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Convert ASUS DIRECTCU II to ASUS STRIX 0dB
Replies: 33
Views: 25313

Re: Convert ASUS DIRECTCU II to ASUS STRIX 0dB

up @ this x 5! I've been battling this same thing with the last 3-4 VGAs. I now have a GB 660 Ti where the default profile is 40% min duty. Translating into irritating 1230 RPM. I managed to mod and flash the bios to go at 26-27% (it changes), but the problem is that GPU-Z now reads 500.000 RPM. Gra...
by kater
Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What silver / white fan controller 3.5" with USB 3.0
Replies: 3
Views: 1803

Re: What silver / white fan controller 3.5" with USB 3.0

In the meantime a response was posted to my question on Scythe forums, regarding the Kaze Station II: "to remove the front bezel is very easy. It is "only" snapped in. You can pull the fan controller knobs and then remove the front bezel." I've already order the panel and once it arrives I'll have a...