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by khaakon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung F2 EcoGreen HD502HI: Silent 500GB 3.5" HDD
Replies: 77
Views: 38356

Re: Re:

frEEk wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:53 pm
Not that this info is useful at this point.
Just lovely to hear about, anyways. Congrats! :D
by khaakon
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: New SPCR design & management
Replies: 20
Views: 4237

Re: New SPCR design & management

SPCR was my favourite computer site for years when silencing really mattered. It meant a lot to me as I loved to build and tinker with computers. After the golden years, I was really sad to see the diminishing trickle of articles and tests run into a full stop a couple of years back now. I had high ...
by khaakon
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I want to replace my good ol Define r4, what's better?
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: I want to replace my good ol Define r4, what's better?

Yes, not all games that require 3D acceleration with oomph are loud at all times ...
by khaakon
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Old desktop - new build, simple upgrade or nothing?
Replies: 31
Views: 23159

Re: Old desktop - new build, simple upgrade or nothing?

Buy for a smaller future; get mini-ITX now. H170 or Z170 chipset, M2 slot for SSD, and USB 3.1 with a USB C connector onboard. WiFi for convenience. Preferably HDMI+DP for your monitor(s). My search leads me to; Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI /Z170N-WIFI or GA-Z170N-Gaming5. ASRock Fatal1ty Z170. For CPU ha...
by khaakon
Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mike Chin will be a guest on the ASUS Straight Edge podcast
Replies: 18
Views: 37436

Re: Mike Chin will be a guest on the ASUS Straight Edge podc

Ok, more wild thoughts; Really, really, really smart fan control could have a calibrations phase using different load scenarios, then registering temp sensors on graphs while controlling the fans (after determining fans characteristics ofc) to interpret fan placement, and task (in/out). This could t...
by khaakon
Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mike Chin will be a guest on the ASUS Straight Edge podcast
Replies: 18
Views: 37436

Re: Mike Chin will be a guest on the ASUS Straight Edge podc

I'm pleased to see ASUS continuing efforts to improve features that help with PC acoustics, ... +1 I'd be happy to see ASUS continue to chase this section of computer /mobo designs, other companies may only later see the benefits this means to the end user. Do the H and B series also have this feat...
by khaakon
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming Build Fortress FT05B
Replies: 29
Views: 11709

Re: Gaming Build Fortress FT05B

I agree on maybe waiting out the high end GFX section a bit if your plans & money allow. A decent GTX960 will serve you nicely until you get a new monitor, even for Witcher 3 if you reduce the settings a bit. I'm also a fan of getting a good monitor which will then live trough several PC's (I usuall...
by khaakon
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Opinions on this mITX build with FD Node 304 -Edit: new case
Replies: 40
Views: 15843

Re: Opinions on this mITX build with FD Node 304 -Edit: new

Dear Deer87, thanks for your posts, because for your post, a nice discussion is going on. and i got so many information from here. Also thanks to them, who joined this discussion. Nonsense, nonsense, and utter nonsense. Also with your other 'posts' which I wasted time on while catching up with new ...
by khaakon
Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendation Review Site for Image Quality
Replies: 5
Views: 2278

Re: Recommendation Review Site for Image Quality

FlatpanelsHD (Denmark, but in English) has been going for many years too. You can get PRAD in English as far as I can see, by clicking the Union Jack, here's the linky. Even reviews are also in English - I didn't read a lot, but I think it's not googlish[shudder]. TFT Central is probably the most s...
by khaakon
Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Sacred Lost Ark
Replies: 8
Views: 4502

Re: The Sacred Lost Ark

..too much sinsemilla in the breakfast, perhaps?

Still; nice photo, and a good chuckle ;-)
by khaakon
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo II Gamer
Replies: 7
Views: 5310

Re: Antec Solo II Gamer

Excellent work, it seems, with very good pictures. I'm impressed by the idea with the tabs and the push pins - thanks for sharing this. Congrats on the new gfx card (envy.. my GTX670 died (again..) and i cannot yet afford even a 970), and ofc the improvement in chipset cooling. I guess its gaming ho...
by khaakon
Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fractal Design R5 build
Replies: 20
Views: 15242

Re: Fractal Design R5 build

Nepherte wrote: [*] MB: Antec Z97-WS
Antec motherboard? That'd be the day..

Wish i could come up with a good pun
by khaakon
Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer
Replies: 40
Views: 21423

Re: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer

Regarding the GPU at the top in the concept I showed above, I wonder what you might consider the optimal arrangement to be then. Could you make some internal baffles/ducts that directs air towards the graphics card area from top front fan? Removable or even adjustable, there's an engineering challe...
by khaakon
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC build help
Replies: 8
Views: 4007

Re: HTPC build help

+1 on the link to xbitlabs article on CPUs. I'm happy to learn more about if clockspeed/wattage capped CPUs aren't necessarily so bad to look at when you're building a system with challenged cooling or targeting low noise cooling. All things considered - maybe wattage caps makes sense for some, and ...
by khaakon
Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 281312

Re: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]

Such a nice sleek car - probably a bit cramped for my taste, personally (2-seater back/front). I saw something funny the other day, absolutely radical, and wanted to share; Solar Freaking Roadways Not my meaning to downgrade this post in any way with preposterous utoob links. I really thought the id...
by khaakon
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to silence your car
Replies: 88
Views: 42770

Re: How to silence your car

a big +1
by khaakon
Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why PicoPSU are so expensive?
Replies: 4
Views: 2443

Re: Why PicoPSU are so expensive?

There is another maker/seller at least, on ebay, electrodacus - he used to be on these forums some years back; http://www.ebay.com/itm/181252102012
by khaakon
Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TJ08-E, going for near silent
Replies: 12
Views: 13797

Re: TJ08-E, going for near silent

Hi there. I have turned the PSU so it has the intake up with its own fresh air. I decided to do that since my PC lives under the desk it and doesn't get so much s*** coming in there anyway, dust and hazards won't a big problem hopefully. I did (and do) have a juryrigged 120mm fan just over the HD ca...
by khaakon
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: motherboards and case fit (antec p150)
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Re: motherboards and case fit (antec p150)

And, yeah - if the computer your want to put in a standard ATX case is a Dell or HP or any of the brand name players, they can have non-standard MB fittings and power connectors, at least they used to so be aware. For connectivity your motherboard determines most or all of that, if it has USB3 there...
by khaakon
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: motherboards and case fit (antec p150)
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Re: motherboards and case fit (antec p150)

Hi, and welcome. It is a brilliant idea to buy second hand to save money, as the performance strides in the PC industry hasn't been that great the last 3 years or so. Surely you can get good performing HW for less money than new stuff (save your money for good monitor/mouse/keyboard, one of my perso...
by khaakon
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Low Power mini-itx "Workstation"
Replies: 26
Views: 26840

Re: Low Power mini-itx "Workstation"

Interesting topic with much good advice (from some of SPCR's best). My advice would be to make sure to get HD4600 on your CPU, and if you have the opportunity - try it out with your old case and PSU. If that works well performance wise, then you can get a Pico PSU and small case for your system. Abo...
by khaakon
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12233

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

If your RAM and CPU heatsink isn't touching you should be fine, just remember to be careful if reinstalling. RAM chips can be really hard to install because, yes - you need to apply lotsa pressure to make it go 'click'. It's possible to also press lightly on the latches to help out. Having installed...
by khaakon
Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Need your help with building a mini itx system
Replies: 7
Views: 5921

Re: Need your help with building a mini itx system

Sugo sg05 & 06 are frikking tiny - I do like them myself for the small format, but I have never tried to do a build in any of them. For those SFF PSU's I think you might want to look into if one or both has that 80 gold rating or not, for best possible power efficiency. And also whether they have 6/...
by khaakon
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New attempt at making my fileserver silent. Advice needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 4427

Re: New attempt at making my fileserver silent. Advice neede

I've also cursed that bottom compartment of my Antec P182 numerous times for the reasons mentioned above.
:evil: +1
I agree totally. (P180, though). I removed the damned fan.. :idea:
by khaakon
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New attempt at making my fileserver silent. Advice needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 4427

Re: New attempt at making my fileserver silent. Advice neede

All casefans are connected using a molex connector, so I guess they run at full speed (12V). I would guess some type of fan control would do good ? Maybe also swap some them if they are noisy by default. After fans (and maybe PSU) you will want to silence your hard drives. In a P182 you could easil...
by khaakon
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suggestions for an (asymetric) set of HDD's
Replies: 28
Views: 14270

Re: Suggestions for an (asymetric) set of HDD's

I'll just join the choir and suggest WD red's. Especially 2x 3TB's - I'll think they will cover your need for speed and relative silence, hopefully at a decent price point. 2x 2TB if you want more silence, I think most drives are less noisy with less platters (?). Later you'll know that you have a n...
by khaakon
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TJ08-E, going for near silent
Replies: 12
Views: 13797

Re: TJ08-E, going for near silent

Primarily to keep the top closed actually. Just to keep My precious Seasonic X-650 clean (dusty nerdcave) and safe. To prevent build up of dust, ashes (I smoke), breadcrumbs (I eat at the desk too) :shock:, to prevent any accidents with water or drinks (even though then I would have to throw water i...
by khaakon
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TJ08-E, going for near silent
Replies: 12
Views: 13797

Re: TJ08-E, going for near silent

Sorry for all the little edits - a bit obsessive, me. Main content is the same, any comments verry welcome :D
by khaakon
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TJ08-E, going for near silent
Replies: 12
Views: 13797

Re: TJ08-E, going for near silent

TJ08E-7.jpg Added a few more pictures to detail the cardboard - it kills a whole lot of dead space (air), and I think it's a big part of the good results I think I get with just one exhaust fan - well, under load the PSU probably exhausts some hot air too (but fighting with the gfx card for the sam...
by khaakon
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TJ08-E, going for near silent
Replies: 12
Views: 13797

Re: TJ08-E, going for near silent

670gtx-2.jpg
Not much room for VRAM heatsinks
TJ08E-5.jpg
PCI-E Wlan in card there, hard to see + I made a extra hole for the cable for front panel audio
TJ08E-6.jpg
Just had to sneak in a pic of my mask collection from a new angle 8)