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by bonestonne
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Feedback and Suggestions for Silent Build. Fanless options?
Replies: 24
Views: 6820

Re: Feedback and Suggestions for Silent Build. Fanless optio

Sound itself is nothing more than vibrations at the correct frequency to travel through air. As far as a silent PC goes, individual components are what make up the most sound. Fans and hard drives are the primary offenders, with whiney coils a close third. Overall, a computer doesn't have much else ...
by bonestonne
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Feedback and Suggestions for Silent Build. Fanless options?
Replies: 24
Views: 6820

Re: Feedback and Suggestions for Silent Build. Fanless optio

You can search for threads started by my username, or recent posts, as I just updated my thread. Im on mobile or I would include more links. Now that we have a better idea of what you are looking to do with this machine, but I think theres still some things to address. Xeons arent good for gaming. N...
by bonestonne
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Feedback and Suggestions for Silent Build. Fanless options?
Replies: 24
Views: 6820

Re: Feedback and Suggestions for Silent Build. Fanless optio

If I may lend some $0.02 into this discussion, you could accomplish all of this using an i7, a 512gb SSD and a GTX980 with a particularly quiet cooler. You're welcome to take a look at my build thread, and Ill freely admit that while the machine is not absolutely silent, when the central air is runn...
by bonestonne
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already])
Replies: 22
Views: 17631

Re: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already

Yes, Adobe does "limit" what graphics cards that are compatible, but you can add your own car to a text file that holds the list of what is compatible. There is a specific way to enter the name, and entering the wrong name means it still wont work. Selecting the right codec and workflow does make a ...
by bonestonne
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already])
Replies: 22
Views: 17631

Re: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already

Definitely an interesting topic, and its not really discussed well enough by software companies. Ill give my answer based on my current setup and how I understand certain things to work today as far as rendering goes... With Adobe CS6, preview rendering is specifically performed by the GPU when you ...
by bonestonne
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already])
Replies: 22
Views: 17631

Re: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already

After nearly 3.5 years, the machine has finally received two of it's three planned (but unplanned) upgrades. Obviously, the 2.0GHz Xeons are not keeping up. 12 physical cores is a lot, but the workflow is becoming more demanding, and honestly, 4k is here to stay. Several things have been hammered ou...
by bonestonne
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: questions about hard drive noise and options for NAS cases
Replies: 1
Views: 1085

Re: questions about hard drive noise and options for NAS cas

2x4TB drives will be quieter, in theory. If an object emits 12dB of sound, a second identical object will cause the total measurement to raise to 15dB. In effect, roughly +3dB for each additional unit. So 4x 2TB drives will be x+9dB, where 2x 4TB drives will be x+3dB. Again, all in theory, because d...
by bonestonne
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New silent system doesn't BOOT
Replies: 1
Views: 1379

Re: New silent system doesn't BOOT

Do you have a buzzer speaker installed? It is likely giving you an error message via "beep code," but with no buzzer, you're unable to hear it. More than likely it's either bad RAM or CPU incompatibility with the BIOS. I've seen it a few times, and honestly the best thing to do is get a used CPU on ...
by bonestonne
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet pc build for photo editing
Replies: 14
Views: 5040

Re: quiet pc build for photo editing

CA_Steve is right. An i5 will be more than enough for what you're looking to do. A "generic" combo seen in many computers here is large tower cooler with wide fin spacing with slow moving fans to keep air moving. It does the trick in many computers as far as keeping noise levels down. It's sometimes...
by bonestonne
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First PC Build: For music production
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

Re: First PC Build: For music production

For the size, you're itching for 1080P monitors, but why not more? You could easily go with 1920x1200 or even 2560x1440. Even the integrated GPU should be capable of doing this. I have a NUC computer at work with the i3, and it's driving dual 1080p displays with no trouble at all. As has already bee...
by bonestonne
Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU temp gone up??
Replies: 15
Views: 3582

Re: GPU temp gone up??

I've re-used thermal pads often, never had a problem with them. Whenever I apply TIM to whatever it is I'm working with, I just put an appropriate sided blob on the CPU/GPU die, and tighten the cooler down as evenly as possible to ensure the TIM gets spread by the contact. I've never had good experi...
by bonestonne
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU temp gone up??
Replies: 15
Views: 3582

Re: GPU temp gone up??

SPCR actually got a bunch of samples for a bunch of users a while back for Innovation Cooling Diamond 7. I used it on both CPU and GPU (at the time, 9600GT and Q9600). The results were very much in favor that the Diamond 7 stuff was really good compared to what I had been using. So good in fact I've...
by bonestonne
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another ITX HTPC (56k warning)
Replies: 0
Views: 3312

Yet another ITX HTPC (56k warning)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3843/14862245669_490a324aa9_b_d.jpg Here we have the InWin H-Frame ITX case with 180W power supply I reviewed just a few days ago. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3882/15048611982_bfef4766c5_z_d.jpg Inside, we have the following components: Gigabyte Z97N-Wifi (Intel Wi...
by bonestonne
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 15712

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

So now you're understanding the frustration when we give you suggestions. Funny how that works. I've exhausted every possible avenue for giving you suggestions for what you can do. I trust the reviews I've read to say how wide the P182 is on multiple sites, so unless I had one myself (and I did real...
by bonestonne
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 15712

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

I think a metric ruler is in order. Using SAE and converting it happens to be about as effective as using a Print ruler.
by bonestonne
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 15712

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

How far out does the moulding stick? 1/2" or so? You can get a piece of 1/2" wood to stick under the cabinet so it can be raised over the moulding, increasing your .3" to allow a slightly wider case to fit and not damaging your moulding at all. Simple fix, relatively invisible to most who look over,...
by bonestonne
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 15712

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

I guess I have a hard time believing that of all of the reviews and measurements say 210mm, and you have a 5mm discrepancy. Care to actually post any real pictures about this? I also don't see why the cabinet under the printer can't be fudged off to the side a little bit, considering your previous d...
by bonestonne
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 15712

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

If the P182 is measured at 210mm, and the P182 is there, your space is 210mm. Not 205mm.

If I park my car in a spot, and then I remove my car from the spot, I can take a car equally as wide, and fit it in the spot, no?
by bonestonne
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 15712

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

Considering the source of both of my measurements is SPCR reviews of both cases, I'm going to say it's plenty safe enough to say that they're the same width. Regardless, I think it's a moot point. I think that it will fit, and I'm one to push limitations of what things are capable of. If the P182 fi...
by bonestonne
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 15712

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

So you're telling me that the full sized ATX case, that sits where it is now, cannot be replaced by a case that is the same physical width, while being physically shorter and not as long? The width of the P182 is 210mm, the width of the TJ08 is 210mm. I fail to see the difference here. Do I have a d...
by bonestonne
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 15712

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

Explain to me how using negative air pressure is a detriment. Most builds that I do rely on it (and the ones that don't only have a CPU fan and PSU fan). I can assure you that no less dust enters a system using positive pressure. You can also use open cell foam in the front fan area to be a much mor...
by bonestonne
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 15712

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

A picture is worth a thousand words. Why don't you show us where the computer will be going instead of telling us it's complicated? It's not complicated, you can actually show us. Feel free to lay out a ruler or tape measure and we can all get an idea of the "complicated" situation. I don't see why ...
by bonestonne
Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mitigating against dangers of huge CPU coolers
Replies: 17
Views: 7978

Re: Mitigating against dangers of huge CPU coolers

I have a dual socket motherboard (LGA2011) with two Xigmatek Dark Knight II coolers on it. Since I have the square mounting, the heatsinks literally bolt to the socket (not through the motherboard). I don't make a point of moving my system around much, but when I have to, I have to. I haven't notice...
by bonestonne
Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cleaning TRUE?
Replies: 7
Views: 3282

Re: Cleaning TRUE?

In the four years at my shop, it doesn't really matter where the computer is kept. If the person keeps a dirty house, it's apparent. If you enjoy eating at a restaurant, NEVER open up one of their POS computers. You'll never want to eat there again (and many are on top of the counter). Compressed ai...
by bonestonne
Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet combo rig
Replies: 13
Views: 8718

Re: Quiet combo rig

I would ditch the intake fan entirely, and get a PWM fan for the rear exhaust. It will be 100% A-Okay from there. Eventually you could upgrade to a tower cooler as well, with a better PWM fan for that as well. That said, at idle and under light use, the stock Intel heatsinks are very quiet. They alw...
by bonestonne
Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Micro ATX Silent Light Gaming Build
Replies: 51
Views: 12015

Re: Micro ATX Silent Light Gaming Build

The Hyper 212 is actually a pretty short cooler. I've managed to get it to fit in a number of cases you wouldn't think it fits in. From what I can find, the Cooler Master height limit for the CPU cooler is in the range of about 160mm, so the 212 would fit. It might seem extremely tight, but it would...
by bonestonne
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 15712

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

Small:Quiet:Powerful, Pick Two. Choose the right components, and you really don't have to choose two of those. It's certainly possible, and there are a number of very powerful ITX systems using different components that are extremely quiet, if not silent. As I'll touch on later, it's not Small, Qui...
by bonestonne
Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 15712

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

If your P182 is seeing an increase in temps because the cat is sitting on top of it, you have 3 potential problems/solutions. 1) You're not using the best cooling method for it 2) You need to just block off the top vent completely 3) You need to put a shelf above the computer for the cats to sit on,...
by bonestonne
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: microatx mobo in atx case: missing a hole. is there a fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Re: microatx mobo in atx case: missing a hole. is there a fi

If it's that big of an issue, you can get rubber or plastic standoffs that snap into the motherboard and will level out the board.

That said, in all of the computers I've built and worked on, provided the overhang is not massive, I have never noticed a problem if I had to leave out a standoff.
by bonestonne
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help - weird problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2189

Re: Help - weird problem

Unless you're running the Master Collection, I have no knowledge of Adobe services that would be running in the background for any reason. There are update services that can/will run, but it's just looking for newer versions of the software, nothing else. I would specifically pull the drive and conn...