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by Cistron
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 3.5" HDD dock - recommendation please
Replies: 5
Views: 7326

Re: 3.5" HDD dock - recommendation please

Thanks. Good to know. Some people seem to report problems with long-term reliability on Amazon reviews. Maybe I can find some reliable reviews somewhere.

Ooooor just go for an el-cheapo dock. :D
by Cistron
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 3.5" HDD dock - recommendation please
Replies: 5
Views: 7326

Re: 3.5" HDD dock - recommendation please

Cool, thanks. Yes, I saw lots of this type of models on Amazon. Did you ever have issues with disk-spinup? edit: I wonder, do you think the 12V supply could be replaced with a beefier version, should there ever be any issues with spin-up? I assume this would just be pass-through to the SATA power-po...
by Cistron
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 3.5" HDD dock - recommendation please
Replies: 5
Views: 7326

3.5" HDD dock - recommendation please

Hi folks,

I'm searching for an external SATA hard-drive dock (USB3), for backup purposes.

I'm slightly worried about power supplies being under-dimensioned to spin up some 3.5" drives.

Has anyone come across a good value-for-money version?

Cheers! :)
by Cistron
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What audio format to record concert in
Replies: 4
Views: 9286

Re: What audio format to record concert in

And the biggest bump in quality you get with close microphone/iPhone positioning and setting the appropriate levels.
by Cistron
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 647061

Re: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?

They aren't very big, are they?
by Cistron
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive cooling meets mineral oil: Dual CPUs and Titan X
Replies: 9
Views: 5693

Re: Passive cooling meets mineral oil: Dual CPUs and Titan X

At least you won't have to heat that room in winter, hehe.

Fingers crossed that you don't have to change any components, because that would be messy.

How many times did you re-seat the coolers? I would have been paranoid about getting it as optimal as possible.
by Cistron
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Super Flower introduces low cost Platinum PSU range
Replies: 5
Views: 3798

Re: Super Flower introduces low cost Platinum PSU range

Is the saving of at best ~13-14W (assuming 3% at 450W) over a Gold really worth the loss of useful features?

During normal loads of around 100W this would only account to 2W (2%) difference anyways.
by Cistron
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The case against SSDs
Replies: 8
Views: 6507

Re: The case against SSDs

I agree with you on the software side of things. Though developers will always have to cut corners. It's the trade-off on whether you want incredibly fast vapourware (potentially economically not viable) or software. However, you talk about the average user a lot. The average user wouldn't dream abo...
by Cistron
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 48
Views: 20115

Re: Windows 10

CA_Steve wrote:Go with the M.2 if you want to get rid of cables, don't have a 2.5" slot available, or have apps that can thrash the hell out of your storage and can make use of PCIe BW. Go with SATA if you want it to run cooler.
Hmm, now I'm actually unsure. Turns out cheapish NVMe drives are still rare. Bummer.
by Cistron
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 48
Views: 20115

Re: Windows 10

So the deadline is drawing close. I'll probably will give it a shot, but I feel this would be a good time to also upgrade my systems drive. Any recommendations for a M2 250-500GB SSD for an Asus Z97 Pro? Or should I stick with SATA?
by Cistron
Sun May 22, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VM server in the closet, thin clients throughout the house
Replies: 7
Views: 12587

Re: VM server in the closet, thin clients throughout the hou

At home I don't see the point unless you have a large number of users and they are going to be using a computer most of the time. The one server would have to be an always on system so that means you're going to be burning through a lot of electricity, even if it is just idling. The setup in the vi...
by Cistron
Sun May 22, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VM server in the closet, thin clients throughout the house
Replies: 7
Views: 12587

VM server in the closet, thin clients throughout the house

LinusTechTips published this video "8 (or is it 10?) Gamers, 1 CPU - Taking it to the Next Level!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKJw8IKVYQ8 Besides the stupendous about of graphic cards in the server, I found the underlying idea pretty neat. Put all your computing power where it doesn't bother yo...
by Cistron
Mon May 09, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The most annoying thing about building a PC
Replies: 10
Views: 7561

Re: The most annoying thing about building a PC

Wrong kind of friends? If I were to eliminate all people other than techies from having the potential to be my friends then I would have to eliminate 99.999% of humanity and about 90% of my family from consideration. :lol: No I mean, friends usually don't take the piss. It's probably family that's ...
by Cistron
Sun May 08, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The most annoying thing about building a PC
Replies: 10
Views: 7561

Re: The most annoying thing about building a PC

Wrong kind of friends?
by Cistron
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Grizwald
Replies: 43
Views: 17659

Re: Silent Grizwald

I'm Austrian and I take offence of the Germans booking German as their language. :mrgreen: (plus we sound way cooler) Dude, chill and just follow the moderators' wishes. Humour is debatable. edit: So, are you gonna post any pictures of your build? This is what this is all about in the end. Pics or i...
by Cistron
Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Corsair Strafe RGB Silent keyboard
Replies: 15
Views: 22094

Re: Corsair Strafe RGB Silent keyboard

Corsair has an exclusivity deal with Cherry for six months. Once the competition rolls in prices will probably drop. I'm still waiting fork a nice tenkeyless wireless mechanical keyboard. Maybe it's to come :)
by Cistron
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Corsair Strafe RGB Silent keyboard
Replies: 15
Views: 22094

Re: Corsair Strafe RGB Silent keyboard

Welcome to the realm of civilised typing ;)

Are these variants of the Cherry red switches with O-ring to prevent bottoming out?

edit: just found, oooooh, new 'silent' cherry mx switches.
by Cistron
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 63591

Re: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

PH-F140HP_RD are not found for sale. SPCR's links take you to PH-F140HP_BK2 (well different 7 baldes desing against 9 from one shown in the article). Glide Stream whose label is blue is discontinued. The links take PWM version (pink label). I think those may are not able to reproduce the same good ...
by Cistron
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 63591

Re: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

And which case over-$200 should perform even better noise-wise, assuming that we stay with air cooling only? I doubt there is one. The FT's 180mm fans are just below the card(s). Was it Abdula who built a SLI-gaming rig in it? edit: jop: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=682...
by Cistron
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC
Replies: 36
Views: 13856

Re: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC

edit: nah, I wrote a load of hogwash.
by Cistron
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I purchased a R9 380
Replies: 8
Views: 4006

Re: I purchased a R9 380

not being negative. just cant figure out where the idea that heatpipes, moving 100+ watts of heat, should not be "hot to the touch" comes from. just trying to nip this misconception in the bud, before it gains more steam . *cough* :mrgreen: So, if you only play SC1 and WOW, why not stick with a GTX...
by Cistron
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: DAC
Replies: 7
Views: 9761

Re: DAC

I'm using a Beresford DAC (http://www.homehifi.co.uk/PP/cartlist.html). Apparently, they are all the rave. You could possibly find a used one for cheap.
by Cistron
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How I silenced a Dell U2410 monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 5200

Re: How I silenced a Dell U2410 monitor

baii, might be a bad version. My U2711 doesn't hum and I always thought the backlight's brightness was voltage controlled, or least with a very hight frequency PWM signal.
by Cistron
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Subjective vs Objective? Audible differences in hifi
Replies: 12
Views: 11253

Re: MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction

This is awesome. Also loved the presentation on audio myths. The second reference to good science versus bad science is one of approach. If you start by thinking, "We've got this dialed, we know exactly how it works and we can measure everything that matters" you've either picked an incredibly simpl...
by Cistron
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: define r5 rattling noise
Replies: 8
Views: 6970

Re: define r5 rattling noise

Might be the leads of the front panel connectors that are set in motion through the fans.
by Cistron
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet / Silent server case for at least 9 HDD's.
Replies: 8
Views: 4204

Re: Quiet / Silent server case for at least 9 HDD's.

Hi Andy,

Have you thought about bolting two smaller cases together? Then you could build two stacks of 6xHDs with the fans sandwiched between.
by Cistron
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Black 6TB Performance Hard Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 4300

Re: WD Black 6TB Performance Hard Drive

As always, nice review. So who's still buying $300 "performance" hard-drives? Film-editors? Does WD reveal any of their market insights when they send a model for review?
by Cistron
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Please review RVX01
Replies: 5
Views: 4161

Re: Please review RVX01

Stratohero wrote:We all know that vertical design is superior
Maybe in a 15m chimney, otherwise the stack effect is pretty much negligible: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/artic ... g-89/page2
by Cistron
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 77981

Re: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Nin

My numbers seem consistent with what I've seen elsewhere for SSD temp and aren't especially alarming. Watch the following video complete with reggae soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hhdWwvh5kI Looks like heat output is very localised to one side of the SSD stick. So at least the flash c...
by Cistron
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 77981

Re: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Nin

Are your summer time ambient temps >8C higher than now? It's about 17C inside today according to my thermometer. During the summer it will get hotter than 25C everyday during the long, dry, hot summers for months on end without a cloud in the sky that Britain is renowned for having. :lol: Seriously...