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by Pappnaas
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent i4790k build, asus z-97a, low profile
Replies: 15
Views: 4133

Re: Silent i4790k build, asus z-97a, low profile

Question: Right now while using the same DAC on my Laptop ( Dell Lattitude E7450, i7-5600U @ 2.6GHz, 8GB Ram) by USB, I encounter dropouts of sound every several minutes. It is just the absence of sound for a second and then it comes back. The DAC driver has several USB and buffer settings, buffer ...
by Pappnaas
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build passiv
Replies: 17
Views: 2898

Re: Do you think I will be able to cool this gaming build pa

The other thing is that whilst all the forums says that passive cooling is not possible, most of the posts are at least 3 years old, so I thought technology may have come along enough for it to be possible in 2015. No one said it is not possible, but it has some caveats and it will cost you a lot m...
by Pappnaas
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Passive Cooling vs Silent Cooling for my purposes
Replies: 25
Views: 11190

Re: Passive Cooling vs Silent Cooling for my purposes

If you just want to listen to music, stick with what people say about DACs.

If you want to make music, have a look at http://xi-machines.com/en/systems-audio.php

Those are sold to high level music studios and recording companies (mainly to work with Steinberg-Software and the likes).
by Pappnaas
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading 2 systems
Replies: 18
Views: 4115

Re: Upgrading 2 systems

hmkay, i only thought of a cube case. Didn't realize you had a full size mobo.

The only mATX i am aware of which has features close to your current is the MSI A78M-E45 V2.
by Pappnaas
Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading 2 systems
Replies: 18
Views: 4115

Re: Upgrading 2 systems

Maybe you can make this one work for the second system
https://www.alternate.es/Cooltek/Coolcu ... ent=search
by Pappnaas
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Signature S10: The Second Coming of Antec?
Replies: 16
Views: 8691

Re: Antec Signature S10: The Second Coming of Antec?

Yeah, it's all standard connectors and pretty much standard layouts. I knew servers had backplanes but I had no idea they had integrated cabling - that sounds pretty much perfect. :idea: It's a kind of integrated cabling as in the PCs you by from Lenovo, HP an Dell, they use preconfigured cables th...
by Pappnaas
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FT05 Build Ruined By Spinning Disk
Replies: 22
Views: 10012

Re: FT05 Build Ruined By Spinning Disk

But i find it kind of odd, people spending a bumload of $ on silent fans, case and oc cpu, but then skip the few dollars to buy a new 2.5 HDD or even a 3.5 Green.

Moreover as the old HDD has a mere 1Tb of capacity.
by Pappnaas
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Using new old hardware - More on Moore from a Moron
Replies: 10
Views: 3556

Re: Using new old hardware - More on Moore from a Moron

The TS-140 is an entry level server box, so no standards, just Lenovo. If you can manage to connect the PSU, you should be fine, but don't be surprised to run into problems, because all servers from Dell, HP, Fujitsu and Lenovo tend to have proprietary stuff/connectors/fans. So good luck and please ...
by Pappnaas
Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MINI-ITX Kaveri system build
Replies: 16
Views: 4847

Re: MINI-ITX Kaveri system build

AFAIK there's the Chieftec Flyer, but it also comes with a PSU supplied.

If you would use SFX, there are some nice cases from Rosewill/Cooltek/Jonsbo

And stock cooler on the CPU could be a bad idea, so be prepared to swap that for a decent one
by Pappnaas
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build after 7 years
Replies: 22
Views: 5866

Re: First build after 7 years

Fan doesn't go over 1000 RPM? You shouldn't compare "super silent" claims from most review sites, as they have no real knowledge of how silent SPCR-silent is.

A 120mm fan is fairly silent up to 800 RPM, depending on make and build. YMMV
by Pappnaas
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on building an i7/Titan X machine for CUDA developmen
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: Advice on building an i7/Titan X machine for CUDA develo

So i guess ECC RAM isn't necessary then, i see.
by Pappnaas
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on building an i7/Titan X machine for CUDA developmen
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: Advice on building an i7/Titan X machine for CUDA develo

i am not overly familiar with the demands for CUDA, but did you check if a XEON cpu would suit you far better than your i7?
by Pappnaas
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermaltake Suppressor F51
Replies: 19
Views: 13076

Re: Thermaltake Suppressor F51

Well, if it is a copy or a rip off is a thing usually lawyers and judges have to see about. What strikes me is the fact, that Tt has a reputation and a market share, wich i think is bigger than fractal's. We at SPCR should be aware that we are a tiny fraction of all users out there. I. E. if you loo...
by Pappnaas
Mon May 18, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which CPU cooler to choose?
Replies: 3
Views: 2193

Re: Which CPU cooler to choose?

Welcome Kenni, would be interesting to know which NSK it is exactly to determine the total height for a CPU cooler. As first guess look at the Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B, will fit and will also cool a lot better and quieter than your stock one. We could recommend a tower style cooler if we know th...
by Pappnaas
Fri May 01, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP Grooveshark - where to go now?
Replies: 7
Views: 5081

RIP Grooveshark - where to go now?

Grooveshark has officially been taken offline for legal reasons. Sad but true.

Where to go now is the question? I don't want to pay a monthly fee if possible (my own budget is kind of thight :wink: )
by Pappnaas
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS-520FL2 vs. X-650
Replies: 6
Views: 3587

Re: Seasonic SS-520FL2 vs. X-650

Coil whine is a symptom of some Seasonic PSU. So, you should try and listen to the replacement unit they send and if it is not silent enough, i would negotiate for a refund. If you want to go with a passiv PSU, look for the Kingwin aka Superflower models. I have assembled a few Systems with those an...
by Pappnaas
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Socket A CPU top-down heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 6345

Re: Socket A CPU top-down heatsink

Socket A or 462 is pretty outdated.

http://geizhals.de/?cat=cpucooler&xf=817_462#xf_top

This is a list of available coolers in germany, from this both Arctic Cooling seem to be the least annoying. Back then we swapped the fans on those for the trusty YateLoon 120 with zip-tie-fu.
by Pappnaas
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: durable laptop on a budget?
Replies: 8
Views: 18366

Re: durable laptop on a budget?

Lifespan is difficult to judge, it all boils down to how careful your friend handles this laptop. Generally speaking you should look into the business line models from Lenovo and Dell. Before picking one i'd look around for some videos showing how to disassemble those models, at least how to clean t...
by Pappnaas
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: noobie needs help
Replies: 17
Views: 8530

Re: noobie needs help

Sharkoon REX8 Economy is a different case, which sports 5,25" on the whole front. You could suspend your HDDs in this one. http://geizhals.de/sharkoon-rex8-economy-a852367.html?hloc=at&hloc=de This isn't the best case and it sure has some shortcomings, but it seems to be had for a low price, at leas...
by Pappnaas
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FT05 SLI - but can it handle Xeon and dual Radeon?
Replies: 6
Views: 2364

Re: FT05 SLI - but can it handle Xeon and dual Radeon?

Which "reference" cards are you referring to?

If that means stock blower style cooler, low noise will be hard to reach, regardless of which case you choose.
by Pappnaas
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend Case + Noctura Fans for A10-7800 build & PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 1980

Re: Recommend Case + Noctura Fans for A10-7800 build & PSU

quest_for_silence wrote:As far as I know there is no one, at least, no one it would worth to buy.
The Arctic cooling models usually have preaplied TIM. But you are right, those are not really worth buying if you can have a Kotetsu for a few bucks more.
by Pappnaas
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet internal fans for laptops
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: Quiet internal fans for laptops

Afaik there are none. Thermal envelope on those cooling systems is small enough, so i'd guess quiter = slower fans would have serious impact on a laptop's lifetime and risk constant overheating or throttling.

The current slim design laptops even leave less thermal headroom for silent cooling layout.
by Pappnaas
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Aerocool DS Fans
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: Aerocool DS Fans

DS fans? Care to link them for a little bit of more info?

And how did you mount the fans? Using screws?
by Pappnaas
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: a
Replies: 30
Views: 8878

Re: What fanless cooler (heatsink) for 35-65W intel CPUs?

Here seems to be the talk of, "Oh am not going to push this box, if hardly, I can get away with..." Okay, but I believe most of us design our stuff to deal with worst case scenario, because I for one having an v12 will not want to ease the throttle when my water temp goes into the red. If you are r...
by Pappnaas
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Micro-atx or mini-itx case for a small quiet pc?
Replies: 27
Views: 6207

Re: Micro-atx or mini-itx case for a small quiet pc?

Looks like surfing, listening to music and running spotify in the background...

If that is how you mostly use your system, no need to go i5.
by Pappnaas
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case
Replies: 14
Views: 7447

Re: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case

I have seen cases with 6 hdd positions show construction and assembly deficits when mounted with more than three HDDs and I have seen cases with 8 hdd positions starting to vibrate heavily when 6 drives are installed, i.e. the added weight and vibration can severy impact the production of noise and...
by Pappnaas
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Micro-atx or mini-itx case for a small quiet pc?
Replies: 27
Views: 6207

Re: Micro-atx or mini-itx case for a small quiet pc?

one is a 1gb CaviarGreen WDC WD10EZRX , one is a SAMSUNG HD501LJ (7200rpm). Am I wrong to keep two hard disk? IMHO yes, you are. I see no reason to keep old HDDs of a total of 1.5 TB when you can buy a single 2TB 2.5". You are willing to throw good money at stuff for silence but want to keep compar...
by Pappnaas
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I bought Hadron Air and it slowly driving me insane.
Replies: 23
Views: 8153

Re: I bought Hadron Air and it slowly driving me insane.

Don't expect the 200mm fan of the V1 to be a lot quieter.

You are trying to pack a good amount of heat in a tiny case. Hence you should either reduce the heat or pick a larger (better ventilated) case.

You could take a look at the fractal Node 304 review in here.
by Pappnaas
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Does anyone use alternative to AMD Catalyst Software Suite?
Replies: 18
Views: 6016

Re: Does anyone use alternative to AMD Catalyst Software Sui

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307873

try this.

Besides, stop using XP. Those warnings are no jokes, get a copy of Windows 7.
by Pappnaas
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Does anyone use alternative to AMD Catalyst Software Suite?
Replies: 18
Views: 6016

Re: Does anyone use alternative to AMD Catalyst Software Sui

Yes you can! :lol:

Since these functions are part of windows, everything will be configurable.