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by QUIET!
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Improve X4 845 stock cooler and make it quieter
Replies: 17
Views: 6101

Re: Improve X4 845 stock cooler and make it silent

The Thermalright Macho 90 would work. I just got a be quiet Shadowrock LP and it looks very nice but I haven't got the computer together to test it yet. It has a 120mm fan but it is still only 75mm tall. RAM clearance depends on which direction you mount it in. Being so much larger than the cooler y...
by QUIET!
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Big vs Smaller Cooler for i5-6500
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

Re: Big vs Smaller Cooler for i5-6500

Those SPCR results are quite old and while some things haven't changed, there are some very nice new products. For Black Friday I was looking for a good low profile heatsink at a low price. I looked at a retailer and the choices below $40 were not that many and most of them looked like poor designs....
by QUIET!
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Another old horizontal HTPC case: mATX and i3 Skylake
Replies: 0
Views: 5117

Another old horizontal HTPC case: mATX and i3 Skylake

I need a low power computer for working at home. I like to keep things separate from my HTPC and don't need very powerful hardware but I want to use the same monitors and keep it in the same stereo rack so I'm going to pull out another surplus Accent HTPC case and put in a Black Friday CPU/motherboa...
by QUIET!
Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which cooler for s1151? Will my Scythe Ninja SCNJ-1000 work?
Replies: 15
Views: 5931

Re: Which cooler for s1151? Will my Scythe Ninja SCNJ-1000 w

Exactly. If I wasn't so cheap I would have all Noctua heat sinks. If Scythe hit the price point they claim and the availability was consistent, I would give them a shot. If you are that bad at business I'm going to avoid you. I wound up with Thermalright for my last because it seems like all 92mm to...
by QUIET!
Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-5775C: Broadwell for Desktops
Replies: 11
Views: 19869

Re: Intel Core i7-5775C: Broadwell for Desktops

Skylake e hasn't been released as a Xeon, high end desktop CPU or anything. There might be engineering samples floating around somewhere but I can understand if Intel doesn't want to discuss it with gamers.
by QUIET!
Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which cooler for s1151? Will my Scythe Ninja SCNJ-1000 work?
Replies: 15
Views: 5931

Re: Which cooler for s1151? Will my Scythe Ninja SCNJ-1000 w

I don't quite understand the SPCR infatuation with Scythe. In the US I see some pretty spotty availability and high prices. The only top flight heat sink brand with good availability I have seen is Noctua but their prices are higher than a price gouged Scythe. I am surprised that so many companies w...
by QUIET!
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NH-D15 or smaller cooler??
Replies: 28
Views: 9269

Re: NH-D15 or smaller cooler??

I intend to boost performance with fast ram and NVMe SSDs. I figure that should do as much as over clocking with only a modest increase in power consumption and heat (compared to slow ram and SATA SSDs). The price is high but good, cheap, fast: pick two.
by QUIET!
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NH-D15 or smaller cooler??
Replies: 28
Views: 9269

Re: NH-D15 or smaller cooler??

All of the i7-6700K reviews with overclocking I've seen (but one) used a liquid cooler. So, there isn't a heck of a lot of data yet on temps with air coolers. The only data point I have is a brief mention at Techspot: Keep in mind the ambient room temperature was just 21 degrees and we were using t...
by QUIET!
Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need 80+ PSU for Half-Height HTPC - New Styles Not Working
Replies: 5
Views: 2788

Re: Need 80+ PSU for Half-Height HTPC - New Styles Not Worki

If you look hard, sometimes you can find new old stock 80+ silver or gold Dell PSUs with 80mm fans and about 230 watt rating. Research is required because some have oddball motherboard connectors and usually they are missing things like PCIe 12v connectors. The wires can be short too. If you don't m...
by QUIET!
Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Horizontal desktop quiet gaming rig
Replies: 9
Views: 2539

Re: Horizontal desktop quiet gaming rig

I got Corsair Vengeance LPX which has a low profile heat spreader. It has an impressive XMP profile at 3200mhz cas 17 and would probably over clock if I tried. You would need a heat sink with really bad clearance to have an issue with them. I bought the RAM because they were on sale but they worked ...
by QUIET!
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master V550S
Replies: 18
Views: 12701

Re: Cooler Master V550S

Here is a link to the 80+ test result: http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/psu_reports/COOLER%20MASTER%20TECHNOLOGY%20INC_RS-550-AFBA-G1_550W_ECOS%204381_Report.pdf It looks good. Hopefully there will be reviews for the new models soon. Be careful shopping for a while because some retailers and web sit...
by QUIET!
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HDDs for 4K Video Editing - Drive Suggestions?
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: HDDs for 4K Video Editing - Drive Suggestions?

Intel had a 4k video editing demo at IDF. With a regular SSD, the editing was slow, around 10-15 fps. With NVMe Intel 750, editing was at a smooth 24+ fps so you could verify the output as you were editing and really didn't have to wait. You could get by with HDDs but anything on SATA is going to be...
by QUIET!
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Horizontal desktop quiet gaming rig
Replies: 9
Views: 2539

Re: Horizontal desktop quiet gaming rig

Saying a 16nm (or 14nm) process has some 20nm features is true but its the metal stack and metals are so bad below 50nm that you don't want to shrink them. The secret sauce is the fin fet. It greatly reduces leakage current which means lower TDPs. In 20 and 28nm planar processes, to get speed you ne...
by QUIET!
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Skylake: Intel Core i7-6700K
Replies: 19
Views: 10647

Re: Skylake: Intel Core i7-6700K

If anyone is interested here is a thread about my i7-6700k and Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 7 in my $10 surplus store HTPC case:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=68605
by QUIET!
Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Semi-passive 12l build with a discrete GPU
Replies: 8
Views: 5281

Re: Semi-passive 12l build with a discrete GPU

I think your actual power draw will be lower than that. According to my Kill-a-watt, my i7-6700k draws about 134 watts at the plug in Prime 95 and less than that in Furmark with a GTX750 (non ti). I have a Rosewill Capstone 450m 80+ gold PSU, nothing too fancy. That's still high for passive cooling ...
by QUIET!
Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Skylake: Intel Core i7-6700K
Replies: 19
Views: 10647

Re: Skylake: Intel Core i7-6700K

If the motherboard is anything like my Z170x Gaming 7, the fan control is still bizarre. Just pick fans that run slow and quiet... The Gaming 7 costs $30 more but it has support for faster ram, probably more power phases (22), upgraded audio, dual NICs, and some other nifty features that do not effe...
by QUIET!
Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 31598

Re: Skylake thoughts

More thoughts: I initially wanted a MSI Z170A Krait Gaming motherboard but I could not find one in stock and went for the Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 7 which I got at a discount. There hasn't been much info about the Krait gaming board but I'm curious and was looking for reviews to see what I missed. That...
by QUIET!
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Semi-passive 12l build with a discrete GPU
Replies: 8
Views: 5281

Re: Semi-passive 12l build with a discrete GPU

First about CPU TDP, that's not really about how hot it will run but about when it will throttle itself. A low TDP CPU will just throttle with less load. I think it is an interesting question to think about two cores vs four cores both with four threads when power throttling. My gut instinct is that...
by QUIET!
Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AMD is cherry picking web reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 2731

Re: AMD is cherry picking web reviews

I kind of understand this after reading about the Fury Nano pricing at $649. That price is just too high to tolerate poor reviews. I don't know what AMD is up to but the poor availability of Fury cards together with this high price is making it hard to buy when I know 14nm GPUs are around the corner...
by QUIET!
Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Tri-x Fury
Replies: 13
Views: 5076

Re: Sapphire Tri-x Fury

I was thinking about this card for a while. After hearing about Fury's being unlocked and sometimes running as full Fury X cards (minus the water cooling), I thought what about running one as a Nano? It would essentially be the same hardware but with more power transistors to avoid power throttling ...
by QUIET!
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New matx case advice
Replies: 12
Views: 4392

Re: New matx case advice

I have never seen the case but now that it seems settled, look at your cupboard. Cases work best in open air with plenty of cool air available and room for the warm exhaust to rise away from the computer. Your cupboard is probably going to mess that up. Before you worry about fans in the case, you n...
by QUIET!
Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New matx case advice
Replies: 12
Views: 4392

Re: New matx case advice

For 1080p gaming, an i5 should do fine. mATX boards are much more common for Skylake at this point but wait a while and mITX will have plenty of options. Cooling isn't a motherboard issue as much as a case issue. There are some mITX cases that do pretty well, some do poorly. Noise is the tricky thin...
by QUIET!
Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a new system build
Replies: 18
Views: 4329

Re: Planning a new system build

I haven't tried that yet.

The good news is that Dell seems to care about making a quiet computer and their 80mm fan is not bad.

In my suburban apartment, the noise floor is fairly high so I don't notice it.

I'm trying to get to a quiet place and I might start fooling with the fans then.
by QUIET!
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a new system build
Replies: 18
Views: 4329

Re: Planning a new system build

I just built a computer with an i7-6700k, Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 7 motherboard, 8gb Corsair Vengeance LPX, GTX750 (not ti) GPU and an SSD. I'm planning to add a much higher power GPU in the future so I have a 450 watt PSU in it (Rosewill Capstone 80+ gold) but with the GTX750 my highest power draw wa...
by QUIET!
Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Inspired by Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 19
Views: 3547

Re: Inspired by Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

I went with some Corsair Vengeance LPX which has a nice low profile heat spreader, is on the qualified module list for my motherboard and can run DDR4 3200 speed (CAS 17 or so). For me it's a stop gap while I wait on finding a good 2*16 kit. One more thing, I think that the Samsung 850 series is unl...
by QUIET!
Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 31598

Re: Skylake thoughts

I might be a little closer to the situation due to my job. This isn't the old days when semiconductor companies would release buggy parts and try to sort it out after a few revs. Engineers sort things by risk. A lot of the time old circuits are re-used in a chip because the engineers do not have the...
by QUIET!
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 31598

Re: Skylake thoughts

CA_Steve wrote:Skylake discrete gfx bug...and upcoming BIOS fix.
If that is the worst an early adopter has to face, there was no reason to wait.
by QUIET!
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Old horizontal HTPC case (full ATX)
Replies: 33
Views: 11614

Re: Old horizontal HTPC case (full ATX)

I got some Blue Ray playback software Power DVD 10 or something, $6.99 OEM package. It turns out that it is EOL with the software company, no further updates but it was cheap and I got it working. My Blue Ray playback power is about 44 watts at the plug, good enough for me but the noise of the drive...
by QUIET!
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Acer first with Windows 10 'PC Phone'
Replies: 1
Views: 3502

Re: Acer first with Windows 10 'PC Phone'

I think it essentially uses the same hardware as the Intel Compute Stick which is very similar to the Acer convertible tablet I bought about a year ago. I have used my convertible for many things including light weight Finite Element Analysis programs and it worked just fine although they were old p...
by QUIET!
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Old horizontal HTPC case (full ATX)
Replies: 33
Views: 11614

Re: Old horizontal HTPC case (full ATX)

My idle temps for CPU, PCH and system were all in the 25-35 degree range, low enough that I didn't care which was which but I think I remember the CPU idle being the one around 25 degrees. My ambient temp was around 20 degrees. One caveat, I have no idea how accurate those numbers are but if they ar...