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by Enzo_FX
Tue May 08, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Considering a new build. Suggestions are most welcome.
Replies: 64
Views: 23506

Re: Considering a new build. Suggestions are most welcome.

Great info here. I too am on an ft-05 and loved it's positive air pressure. But now I realize it's too much airflow. I do have the air penetrators at the lowest possible speed. Though there is still some flow audible out the top that's always bugged me (when I put my ear right up against it lol) Yea...
by Enzo_FX
Mon May 07, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent PC Part Recommendations (Mid-2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 13093

Re: Silent PC Part Recommendations (Mid-2018)

The Meshify's size is attractive. Also it's aesthetics. I'm rocking an FT-05 and though I like the layout I'd like to go smaller, which the Meshify is. The FT-05 only loses out because it has extra space for the cables up top and an intake area below. It's otherwise very similar in the interior. I w...
by Enzo_FX
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent PC Part Recommendations (Mid-2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 13093

Re: Silent PC Part Recommendations (Mid-2018)

Would love some reviews. It interests me to know exactly how quiet those cases are compared to what I have. I need objective numbers! haha. I'd also like more focus on ITX stuff as well. I still haven't gone ITX myself for my personal build, but it's all I recommend and use for everything else. I'm ...
by Enzo_FX
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is my motherboard controlling fans via voltage? not PWM?
Replies: 1
Views: 882

Is my motherboard controlling fans via voltage? not PWM?

Board: B85N Gigabyte ITX board. SG-05 case so using the stock front fan, which is 3 pin. The CPU fan is a PWM Nexus. The board has 2 4-pin connectors. In the BIOS, I can se either fan to run: Normal, Silent, Full (IIRC), and Manual. Under manual I can specify a percentage? of the fan's potential spe...
by Enzo_FX
Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 39046

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

Oh man that just makes me realize how much space the drives use up. Debating going full SSD's next build. The FT05 looks perfect, but it's rather expensive. I don't understand the plastic top cover, or the mirror look at the bottom strips... It would just bug me.
by Enzo_FX
Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 39046

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

Great looking case, it does feel like they just keep getting that much coser to perfection. For me it's so hard to justify a case with 5.25trays, good thing these are removable. One question however. Can dust get in where the optical drive bay covers are? It'd be nice if removing them allowed for an...
by Enzo_FX
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 54
Views: 40484

Re: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

Tracking the M1 every now and then, it always felt to me like they were trying to please everyone in there =p. While it is a great accomplishment, and it largely does satisfy a lot of those ppl's needs, it feels a bit much for me. Other times it seems like it's geared towards very specific parts, hi...
by Enzo_FX
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone DS380 8-Bay Server/NAS Chassis
Replies: 6
Views: 6256

Re: SilverStone DS380 8-Bay Server/NAS Chassis

Fantastic, just the nas case I was looking at. There really needs to be more competition in this space, that is that aren't solutions aimed strictly at the server market, and thus very expensive. The comparable case for me was the PC-Q25 by Lian Li and it too is a solid case. Thanks for the review, ...
by Enzo_FX
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
Replies: 61
Views: 48263

Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Congrats! Here's to 12 more =p.

Since it's all about smaller components, I wish a wider array of ITX cases were reviewed. Even if the audible aspects are predictable, no one goes over these cases in as much detail as SPCR does for me.
by Enzo_FX
Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 33
Views: 27857

Re: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case

Since in ITX cases, every inch counts =P, it'd be great to get size comparisons to other popular ITX cases. It's just nice to have that visual when debating between comparable ones.
by Enzo_FX
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone ML05 mini-ITX HTPC case
Replies: 18
Views: 11142

Re: Silverstone ML05 mini-ITX HTPC case

That ML03 is huge. This case is still just a tease. There are new cases that are coming out that are close to the design I mentioned, they are eagerly anticipated by many, so anything in-between just seems a bit pointless.
by Enzo_FX
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone ML05 mini-ITX HTPC case
Replies: 18
Views: 11142

Re: Silverstone ML05 mini-ITX HTPC case

What's the point of a SFX PSU if the expansion slot is only for trivial things, i.e. not power intensive. This is the kind of case I want, but it needs to support double slotted graphics cards. A TFX PSU would be ideal, supporting a short, regular height card, slotted horizontally with a PCI-E 90-de...
by Enzo_FX
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Our Lapped CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 37
Views: 18772

Re: Our Lapped CPU Heatsink Test Platform

I've heard lapping at lower grit is better.... but probably not worth pursuing.
by Enzo_FX
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17110

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

I wish I had the noise floor to appreciate/justify such a no-compromise-on-silence build heh, oh and the money lol.
by Enzo_FX
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 13
Views: 8631

Re: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case

Well actually, rpsgc and I don't like shoe-box style cases =P. Those are attractive, small cases, definitely. The one I'm drawn to is the Q12. It's almost ideal... Except the glaring flaws come in. Like how it doesn't take any PCI/PCIE slots. When it so easily could. A low profile card in there woul...
by Enzo_FX
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 13
Views: 8631

Re: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case

I guess it's bigger than it looks. Nevertheless, huge case is huge! Relatively speaking though. I sure do wish they'd push the envelope more on going small, not big. It's easy to go big. Also, who doesn't want a small case that's more practical, that will house a practical PSU, that can even be TFX ...
by Enzo_FX
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: BitFenix Ghost: Quiet ATX Chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 4711

Re: BitFenix Ghost: Quiet ATX Chassis

Huge ATX cases, bleh.

How about a review of the many new Lian Li ITX cases heh.
by Enzo_FX
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY
Replies: 36
Views: 22539

Re: Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY

I've been wanting this for years. =D Pricing is on the high side, but reasonable-ish I think lol. I was a bit put off by their ultrabook push, where they basically phased out their cheap ULV processors/Netbook solutions. I too can't wait until there's broad support, maybe it needs to be standardized...
by Enzo_FX
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li PC-Q16 & airflow
Replies: 3
Views: 4733

Re: Lian-Li PC-Q16 & airflow

Well considering even that big fan is being sold as low rpm, low airflow, prob ok to have it get pushed out through the power supply. Man, these little cases are great for server boxes, yet they keep only having room for only 1 3.5" HDD! grrr
by Enzo_FX
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolimatech MK-26 Multi-VGA Cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 11791

Re: Prolimatech MK-26 Multi-VGA Cooler

The weight concerns me overall too. The size doesn't seem to be much bigger than my years old accelero solution + fan. The Accelero is much lighter however. I remember their MK-13? had a bracket that was screwed on to the pci slots, and the fan(s) went on that, so no added weight by the fans, neat. ...
by Enzo_FX
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Heligon HE02: Monster Fanless CPU Cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 3976

Re: SilverStone Heligon HE02: Monster Fanless CPU Cooler

Can't say that spacing isn't sexy. Too bad it performance was sub-par.
by Enzo_FX
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 154042

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

I welcome Seasonic at this price point!

It's a practical PSU for everything but high-end gaming. The efficiency and quality, with cost, it's an easy recommendation =P. I wish we were seeing smaller form factors. I'm obsessed with everything getting smaller!
by Enzo_FX
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Quiet Certified Gaming PC by AVADirect Custom Computers
Replies: 35
Views: 45937

Re: SPCR Quiet Certified Gaming PC by AVADirect Custom Compu

Dustin's reviews are sorely lacking over at Anandtech IMO. He often complains about trivial matters, and leaves a lot to be desired in terms of looking at a lot of details.
by Enzo_FX
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolimatech Panther CPU Cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 4182

Re: Prolimatech Panther CPU Cooler

I like seeing more practical coolers. I wish there was more solutions in this segment. This one too performs well. That said this one is still a Prolimatech, and it seems the price premium isn't worth it =P.
by Enzo_FX
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: GELID GX-7 & Tranquillo Rev.2 CPU Coolers
Replies: 8
Views: 4394

Re: GELID GX-7 & Tranquillo Rev.2 CPU Coolers

Nice to see more basic tower designs. I don't like the coolers that require 2 fans, and are absurdly large, so impractical =P. However these fall flat. If you consider cost, the Hyper212+ Is still the one to beat it seems. Actually, aren't there others that perform similar? I'm thinking of Corsair o...
by Enzo_FX
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master GeminII M4 Low Profile Heatsink
Replies: 8
Views: 5094

Re: Cooler Master GeminII M4 Low Profile Heatsink

I like the size. Same reason I like the size of the Shuriken as opposed to the Big Shuriken. The Big Shuriken is tough to fit sometimes =P. The fan clips definitely don't make sense.
by Enzo_FX
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Reeven Kelveros & Arcziel CPU Coolers
Replies: 8
Views: 4209

Re: Reeven Kelveros & Arcziel CPU Coolers

Ouch. Well, at least they look kind of cool. =P
by Enzo_FX
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q18: The Perfect Mini Server Case?
Replies: 28
Views: 15686

Re: Lian Li PC-Q18: The Perfect Mini Server Case?

Didn't SPCR do a gaming/file server build guide using the PC-Q08? I believe so, so the same should apply in this case (pun intended).
by Enzo_FX
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q18: The Perfect Mini Server Case?
Replies: 28
Views: 15686

Re: Lian Li PC-Q18: The Perfect Mini Server Case?

Looks like a solid evolution. Though if they're going more specialized towards a file server, why not toss the Optical drive slot? =P. Will they be updating the PC-Q25 as well?
by Enzo_FX
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Archon SB-E 15cm Fan CPU Cooler
Replies: 20
Views: 8984

Re: Thermalright Archon SB-E 15cm Fan CPU Cooler

Nice to see something targeted at lower airflow. I still use my HR-01 Plus because of its wide spacing.