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by st8ic
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Force a hard drive to stay spun down?
Replies: 1
Views: 3174

Force a hard drive to stay spun down?

I have a WD Blue 1TB hard drive which I use for games and cold data. It's the loudest part in my system but it should be able to stay spun down when not in use. Even if I tell it to spin down manually, it usually spins back up within a minute or two. I'm not using any of the data on it, so I'm not s...
by st8ic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can you guys recommend me some case fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 1957

Re: Can you guys recommend me some case fans?

You might end up selling both 7770 and get a single GTX760 or something from AMD, that will reduce your heat and top dps. Exactly your problem is the reason for me never to recommend low-end x-fire or SLI. GTX 760 TDP = 170W 7770 crossfire TDP = 80x2 = 160W So it really doesn't matter. I'm just loo...
by st8ic
Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can you guys recommend me some case fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 1957

Can you guys recommend me some case fans?

My build: Cooler Master Silencio 550 i5 3570 @ stock w/ Hyper 212+ 2x XFX 7770 Double D crossfire Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W (exhaust) 1x120mm Scythe Slipstream 800rpm (exhaust) 2x120mm Cooler Master junky/generic 800rpm (intake) The case fans are silent, but cooling performance is pretty poor...
by st8ic
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent $700 Gaming Rig (inaudible at load!)
Replies: 2
Views: 2378

Re: Silent $700 Gaming Rig (inaudible at load!)

Thanks! The hard drive is mounted on rubber o-rings to reduce vibration. An SSD would be the obvious choice, but it wasn't in my budget. The exhaust fan is the SY1225SL12L. The Silencio 550 isn't bad for room behind the motherboard tray. I was able to stuff a lot of extra cables back there. The foam...
by st8ic
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent $700 Gaming Rig (inaudible at load!)
Replies: 2
Views: 2378

Silent $700 Gaming Rig (inaudible at load!)

Case: Cooler Master Silencio 550 CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (stock fan, 600rpm, 13dB) Case fans: 1x Scythe Slipstream exhaust (120mm, 10dB), 2x Cooler Master intake (120mm, 14dB) PSU: 700W Ultra modular (fans do not run due to low power load, 0dB) GPU: XFX Radeon 7770 Double D 1GB (80W, ?...
by st8ic
Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 31171

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Beautiful build, big fan of this setup. I wish I could run without a discrete GPU as builds like this can stay so clean without them.
by st8ic
Tue May 22, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommendations for fans/cases? Trying to rebuild a noisy PC
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: Recommendations for fans/cases? Trying to rebuild a nois

Most PWM fans from Nexus, Scythe or Noctua should fit the bill for you. Your best bet for the video card would likely be to fit it with an aftermarket VGA cooler. A new VGA card would be more costly and might end up being just as loud. The case has an effect on silence, but the components inside la...
by st8ic
Mon May 21, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi screen...
Replies: 46
Views: 17091

Re: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi scree

I use nVidia Inspector as a fix for this as well, and it works on my 550ti. The only thing is that I have to manually undo it if I want to clock back up for playing games.

CPU actually idles 5 degrees cooler with the video card clocked down. The 550ti is a hot little thing when it's at 900mhz.
by st8ic
Mon May 21, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommendations for fans/cases? Trying to rebuild a noisy PC
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Recommendations for fans/cases? Trying to rebuild a noisy PC

Here is my current PC: i3 2120 (3.3gHz, 65W TDP) Hyper 212+ cooler (w/stock fan, 33 idle, 52 load) MSI H61M-P21 (micro ATX) 4GB Mushkin Essentials DDR3 PNY GTX 550ti (116W TDP, hot and loud) Seagate Momentus XT hybrid 2.5" HDD 700W Ultra X-Connect PSU (silent) Ultra Grid Case (http://images.highspee...