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by quest_for_silence
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will Seasonic Prime 1000W be quieter than 750W?
Replies: 20
Views: 9079

Re: Will Seasonic Prime 1000W be quieter than 750W?

This one has locked off PSU compartment from the rest of the system, which I'm not sure yet how good of an advantage it is, but it seems nice. https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NZXT/H440/images/instpsu0.jpg It wouldn't look like a smart move: you likely won't heat up the rig, but you will heat up...
by quest_for_silence
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: R5 vs NZXT H440, could this be a cooler and quieter case?
Replies: 9
Views: 5056

Re: R5 vs NZXT H440, could this be a cooler and quieter case

I was just wondering why isn't H440 mentioned here more as a contender to silentpc builds. Because ...It's with some misgivings that we chose not to award SPCR's Recommendation to the NZXT H440. It has a lot going for it, not least of all a very sturdy build and unique, handsome styling. But the su...
by quest_for_silence
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will Seasonic Prime 1000W be quieter than 750W?
Replies: 20
Views: 9079

Re: Will Seasonic Prime 1000W be quieter than 750W?

that the old X series had a quieter fan profile than the new Primes? Who knows? The old X-series got a temp controlled (thermistor) fan, the Titanium Primes got a new IC-based fan controller. BTW having a PSU with a too wide fanless operation range might be counterproductive, because it will likely...
by quest_for_silence
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will Seasonic Prime 1000W be quieter than 750W?
Replies: 20
Views: 9079

Re: Will Seasonic Prime 1000W be quieter than 750W?

I'm not sure sesonic are load based, i think they are temp based, but i could be wrong. Corsair's RMx and up SKUs use an MCU which can be programmed to have a certain fan curve according to actual load and duration of speed at given RPMs. While Corsair was the only player to exploit a load controll...
by quest_for_silence
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will Seasonic Prime 1000W be quieter than 750W?
Replies: 20
Views: 9079

Re: Will Seasonic Prime 1000W be quieter than 750W?

The app even goes as far to recommend me a 1000W PSU itself. https://outervision.com/b/DmPkqY The outervision calculator is just a marketing tool which puts out random figures. At best it's unreliable, more probably that not it's deceiving. TL;DR: forget it. If you have an 115x CPU, likely you won'...
by quest_for_silence
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need opinion on a gaming build: i5-7600k + GTX 1070 Amp Ext
Replies: 5
Views: 3167

Re: Need opinion on a gaming build: i5-7600k + GTX 1070 Amp

Would a 650W PSU be good if I choose GTX 1080 Ti for example? Good for what? Quietness? The most demanding 1080Ti will draw around 400W at most: but the most demanding 1080Ti would be noisy as hell (Zotac, I'm looking at you), so the only answer is: it depends, but power wise 650W are way more than...
by quest_for_silence
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Computex 2017, several new goodies by Noctua
Replies: 7
Views: 4987

Re: Computex 2017, several new goodies by Noctua

Noctua: A fan fours years in the making @ Computex 2017 Seems $30 MSRP for the NF-A12 25, like half more.... Can't say for dollar countries, here in Italy the prices for a 120mm will be ~13 EUR (P12/S12 Redux) / ~17 EUR (regular P12/S12/F12 brownies) / ~24 EUR (F12 iPPC) / ~30 EUR (new A12 brownie)...
by quest_for_silence
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is HDD automatic acoustic management supported by any brand?
Replies: 5
Views: 4806

Re: Is HDD automatic acoustic management supported by any br

egalitarian wrote:but what about Hitachi?
Hitachi = Western Digital
by quest_for_silence
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Computex 2017, several new goodies by Noctua
Replies: 7
Views: 4987

Re: Computex 2017, several new goodies by Noctua

Abula wrote:Ninjaed GT blade designs =)

Expected MSRP is higher than iPPC, almost twice the current 120/140 lineup. :(
by quest_for_silence
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-A8 pwm. Is it too noisy?
Replies: 8
Views: 4745

Re: Noctua NF-A8 pwm. Is it too noisy?

gingel wrote:Is this a normal noise of Noctua 80mm fan at full speed?

TTBOMK, yes; and, as already said, virtually no fan at 2200rpm will be quieter.
by quest_for_silence
Wed May 31, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Computex 2017, several new goodies by Noctua
Replies: 7
Views: 4987

Computex 2017, several new goodies by Noctua

JFYI

http://www.dvtests.com/computex-2017-noctua/

BTW, IIRC it's at least a couple of years that Noctua is tinkering around those new "A series" fans:

http://noctua.at/media/noctua_computex_ ... ss_kit.pdf
by quest_for_silence
Fri May 19, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: recomendation for a 120mm fan to hang under a ninja4
Replies: 6
Views: 3224

Re: recomendation for a 120mm fan to hang under a ninja4

will be attached (by the included clips) to the bottom face of a scythe ninja4 heatsink blowing air up through the heatsink Horizontally spinning is an issue for most fans, particularly over time: the sleeve bearing of the Ninja fan is the least suited for that. Broadly speaking, you may look to us...
by quest_for_silence
Wed May 17, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 17852

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

About the thermal paste, which one did you use? Arctic MX-4. That's rather good: you should be able to shave off a couple of degree with some (more expensive) higher performance paste (like the Prolimatech PK3 or the Thermalright Chill Factor III, IME), but the MX-4 is quite good. And what about fl...
by quest_for_silence
Wed May 17, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: At last Noctua introduces the 200mm fan and other goodies...
Replies: 3
Views: 2755

At last Noctua introduces the 200mm fan and other goodies...

Noctua releases its long awaited big fan, along with some other goodies, like a slim 120mm fan and an external PWM fan controller.

http://noctua.at/en/noctua-introduces-n ... ccessories
by quest_for_silence
Tue May 16, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 17852

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

Thanks for sharing. I didn't understand two things: did you just remove the HDD cage or did you even mount a second front intake fan? And what about flipping the top fan from exhaust to intake? Can't it be an easy experiment to carry on? Last but not least, about the thermal paste, which one did you...
by quest_for_silence
Mon May 15, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 17852

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

That page also states that fanless PSUs should be mounted with the vents up. I appreciate the advice, but in this instance I would rather not take the risk, particularly given that this machine runs at near full-power 24/7. No, I'm sorry, but I guess you didn't take it that straight. Those Seasonic...
by quest_for_silence
Sat May 13, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 17852

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

Do you mean as a top-front intake or top-rear intake? I haven't tried either. Flipping that top fan is such a quick check that you should. If you mean flipping it on its top so that the vents face down, the manual specifically says not to do that because it relies on residual airflow from the case ...
by quest_for_silence
Fri May 12, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 17852

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

nintendoeats wrote:I have a 140mm Silent Wings 3 as a top-rear exhaust fan
Did you try it as an intake? And what about flipping the PSU?
by quest_for_silence
Wed May 10, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD RED 2.5" 1TB vs 750MB
Replies: 10
Views: 4902

Re: WD RED 2.5" 1TB vs 750MB

toronado455 wrote:Interesting. So they are both 2-platter drives. Probably both make the same amount of noise then?
Probably.
by quest_for_silence
Tue May 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD RED 2.5" 1TB vs 750MB
Replies: 10
Views: 4902

Re: WD RED 2.5" 1TB vs 750MB

toronado455 wrote:Does anyone know if both the 1TB and 750MB WD RED 2.5" drives are single-platter drives
http://rml527.blogspot.it/2010/10/hdd-p ... _1201.html
by quest_for_silence
Sun May 07, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Build it Quiet?: Ryzen1800X + X370 mb + 1080Tix2 (Rendering)
Replies: 9
Views: 10699

Re: Build it Quiet?: Ryzen1800X + X370 mb + 1080Tix2 (Render

I'd prefer not to use liquid cooling, in case of leakage due to my mishandling; but otherwise silence & performance are key points. Under load, you cannot have a quiet SLI of Ti without liquid cooling, that's my opinion. If you don't want tubing inside the case, you may resort to an external water ...
by quest_for_silence
Thu May 04, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: First Seasonic Prime reviews in the wild
Replies: 18
Views: 12292

Re: First Seasonic Prime reviews in the wild

jjletho67 wrote:Could you (both the seasonic rap and all of you forums members) confirm my interpretation is correct ? Some experience to share about this issue ?

Since some years ago I always use Seasonic passive and semi-passive PSUs with their main grille facing down without any apparent issue.
by quest_for_silence
Wed May 03, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 970 Turbo review
Replies: 8
Views: 6877

Re: GTX 970 Turbo review

nancy7 wrote:Will this card fit in a Corsair Carbide Spec2 case?

Of course, but why did you ask us (and why are you looking at it, given it's loud and obsolete and that Spec-02 is not exactly a cool case)?
by quest_for_silence
Tue May 02, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: server response testing
Replies: 20
Views: 55436

Re: server response testing

quest_for_silence wrote:
quest_for_silence wrote:
quest_for_silence wrote:From Italy was more than a couple of 524 from CloudFare.
Even hitting the Submit of the previous answer I got one (524, i.e. time out error).
And another one hitting the submit button on the above one... :roll:
And again... every time I post a new msg, timed out.
SPCR_time_out.jpg
by quest_for_silence
Tue May 02, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: server response testing
Replies: 20
Views: 55436

Re: server response testing

quest_for_silence wrote:
quest_for_silence wrote:
CA_Steve wrote:Seems to be an intermittent thing...
From Italy was more than a couple of 524 from CloudFare.
Even hitting the Submit of the previous answer I got one (524, i.e. time out error).
And another one hitting the submit button on the above one... :roll:
by quest_for_silence
Tue May 02, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: server response testing
Replies: 20
Views: 55436

Re: server response testing

Yesterday, the server was VERY SLOW and I got a couple of time out errors. Today is better. Edit: Posting this got an error. Seems to be an intermittent thing... From Italy was more than a couple of 524 from CloudFare. Even hitting the Submit of the previous answer I got one (524, i.e. time out err...
by quest_for_silence
Tue May 02, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: server response testing
Replies: 20
Views: 55436

Re: server response testing

CA_Steve wrote:
NeilBlanchard wrote:Yesterday, the server was VERY SLOW and I got a couple of time out errors. Today is better.

Edit: Posting this got an error.
Seems to be an intermittent thing...
From Italy was more than a couple of 524 from CloudFare.
by quest_for_silence
Tue May 02, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for mITX case w high power graphics
Replies: 4
Views: 3348

Re: Looking for mITX case w high power graphics

edh wrote:I've had good results with a Raijintek Metis but it will need modification. Putting air vents in the top panel would allow it to work very well with that level of graphics card.

IIRC now there should also be the Metis Plus: check it out.
by quest_for_silence
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44632

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

Thanks for sharing!
nancy7 wrote:Negative: plastic parts more than he can live with and threads he had to align with taps and adjust. according to him "Chieftec" was much better made.
How much did he pay for them?