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by Gadgety
Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Silent Shoebox: An inaudible 6.88L VR-ready system
Replies: 4
Views: 4547

Re: The Silent Shoebox: An inaudible 6.88L VR-ready system

Really nice build. Inaudible is worth 1.5 liters, no doubt.
by Gadgety
Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua's new fans coming
Replies: 11
Views: 40467

Re: Noctua's new fans coming

Thank you both for your replies! Can't wait for some SPCR testing of this 200mm fan once it's out.
by Gadgety
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua's new fans coming
Replies: 11
Views: 40467

Re: Noctua's new fans coming

The 200mm fan has a poor angle between the trailing edges of the blades and the struts: http://noctua.at/media/wysiwyg/computex/2016/200mm_fan.jpg Could you expand on this, as in consequences, speculate on reasons for, and also possibly a comparison with other large fans, like the 180mm, and 220mm ...
by Gadgety
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua's new fans coming
Replies: 11
Views: 40467

Re: Noctua's new fans coming

I've been waiting forever for the 200mm fans. Announced and to be launched in Q3 in '13, '14, and '15. Maybe four times a charm? I watched their video and at least they're upfront about the troubled development.
by Gadgety
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD A10-7890K 95W Flagship APU
Replies: 5
Views: 8431

Re: AMD A10-7890K 95W Flagship APU

The A8-7600 was always the sweet spot of the Kaveri APU range. Even AMD knew it but I gather delayed its introduction as they wanted to sell the higher margin A10-7850k instead. Waited seven months after launch for availability, and paid 80€/GBP68 incl tax for the 7600 back in 2014. Incredible value...
by Gadgety
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD A10-7860K & Athlon 880K: Kaveri Refresh
Replies: 2
Views: 4878

Re: AMD A10-7860K & Athlon 880K: Kaveri Refresh

Yes the A8-7600 certainly has been the performance per dollar champ, no question. I got it on sale for $80 roughly a year ago. All the Kaveri APUs, are very memory intensive. DO NOT USE 1866 memory modules. Get 8GB 2133 dual rank. I got ADATA's 2x4GB AX3U2133W4G10-DR for mine. You will notice a sign...
by Gadgety
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Linkwitz Orion speaker project
Replies: 32
Views: 37251

Re: Linkwitz Orion speaker project

I remember finding Linkwitz site and immersing myself in his writing, and the speaker designs. In the end I chose another route, still dipole, still with active crossover and multiple amplifiers. It would be great to hear a pair of Orions one day. Mike, I'm curious how much time and money it took to...
by Gadgety
Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Two Amp Projects: 8x100W DIY & H/K 770 Restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 21133

Re: Two Amp Projects: 8x100W DIY & H/K 770 Restoration

Great reading about these two projects of yours. Doing stuff, making, taking things apart, putting them together. So much more fun than just buying ready made stuff.
by Gadgety
Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q10 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 14
Views: 11021

Re: Lian Li PC-Q10 Mini-ITX Case

Nice review. I like Lian-Li cases, as I already have two, at each end of the size spectrum, HPTX and M-ITX. I totally agree with this assessment: "That being said, the PC-Q10 gives off a vibe that suggests it was designed by engineers focusing on the big picture, rather than PC hobbyists putting ext...
by Gadgety
Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Maximus VIII Impact Mini-ITX Skylake Motherboard
Replies: 13
Views: 9815

Re: Asus Maximus VIII Impact Mini-ITX Skylake Motherboard

Interesting mobo. A comparison to the ASRock X99E-ITX/ac would be nice.
by Gadgety
Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet optical drive - any reviews or measurements
Replies: 0
Views: 2663

Quiet optical drive - any reviews or measurements

I'm looking for a quiet optical drive. It will be placed in a SFF case. Are there any tests or recommendations of optical drives for noise levels, without any special enclosures?
by Gadgety
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Streacom Cases and > 200W Fanless PSU
Replies: 15
Views: 9876

Re: Streacom Cases and > 200W Fanless PSU

I'm really excited about the fanless PSU and the DB4 chassis. I wouldn't mind the 95 TDP Kaveri APU and completely skip on any additional GPU. The perfect HTPC and/or entry gaming solution. Kaveri APU does 28-50 fraps in BF4 so it's powerful enough. Cooling the VRMs with a 95 TDP processor might be ...
by Gadgety
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best noise-canceling headphones?
Replies: 20
Views: 12745

Re: Best noise-canceling headphones?

I got a pair of Nokia in-ear, passive and active noise cancelling, APT-X (requires APT-X in the pc, which is included in Apple's units), with microphone for talking. It's got NFC as well. Don't know if it'll fit your usage scenario.
by Gadgety
Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: In search of a PSU without coil whine / electrical noise
Replies: 25
Views: 12415

Re: In search of a PSU without coil whine / electrical noise

As for grounding a computer without ground in the wall outlet, would it not be possible to ground directly to e g a metal radiator? While better than no earth, that is also bad. The plumbing and any metal structure of a building needs to be earthed but should not be used as the earth itself. Theref...
by Gadgety
Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A relatively silent dual CPU quadruple GPU PC - possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 3895

Re: A relatively silent dual CPU quadruple GPU PC - possible

I've calculated the total power need to around 1675W using the "extreme" psu calculator. That's going to be quite an overestimate. They always do, then many end users end up putting an extra 50% on top again and you end up with twice the PSU you actually need. The actual market for PSUs of this siz...
by Gadgety
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A relatively silent dual CPU quadruple GPU PC - possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 3895

A relatively silent dual CPU quadruple GPU PC - possible?

Thank you SPCR for testing out higher powered PSUs and measuring their dBA under rigorous conditions. I'm building a rendering working station for my home office. I've got hold of a couple of Xeon X5650 (so 12 cores, 24 threads), 3xGTX580s and a Quadro card. I plan to overclock the Xeons to 4.0Ghz u...
by Gadgety
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: In search of a PSU without coil whine / electrical noise
Replies: 25
Views: 12415

Re: In search of a PSU without coil whine / electrical noise

Very interesting discussion. Silence is paramount (well obviously on here) and with today's high performing platinum rated PSUs, with extremely stable and low ripple performance, I would expect this to be the next area to address for the Power Supply manufacturers, at least now with digital supplies...