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by nster
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Phanteks discontinued long time SPCR favourite PH-F140HP PWM
Replies: 16
Views: 7902

Re: Phanteks discontinued long time SPCR favourite PH-F140HP

I bought the original PH-F140HP from Amazon.ca a few months back, maybe something changed in their manufacturing, but the acoustics weren't great to me. I had about 5 samples and they all sounded similar, so that didn't help. The HP II were even worse though, and sound completely different than the ...
by nster
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SPCR Lab Clearance Corner
Replies: 35
Views: 305620

Re: SPCR Lab Clearance Corner

Sweet Jesus :shock:

I have too many cases but my god those prices are tempting
by nster
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua's new fans coming
Replies: 11
Views: 40464

Re: Noctua's new fans coming

There's a few interesting things at Computex, my favorites being from Be Quiet! Would definitively love to see SPCR review the Noctua, Be Quiet! and other products that are going to come out in the next few months. Perhaps we should start a donation thread to make it happen? :) If it's possible to g...
by nster
Wed May 25, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming machine need advice for PSU and CPU cooler
Replies: 12
Views: 4889

Re: Gaming machine need advice for PSU and CPU cooler

Why exactly? He gets more performance out of the i7 than the i5 for the future. If I go for a i5 I would not take the 6600K but rather the normal 6600 since they have the same Turbo Speed anyway and I can save money on the H170 chipset. edit: I convinced him to go with a Fractal Define Mini. CPU co...
by nster
Wed May 25, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noise Elimination Process (Coaching Needed)
Replies: 8
Views: 4041

Re: Noise Elimination Process (Coaching Needed)

i replaced the fan on the radiator now the noise of the gpu cooler is gone, apparently the fan was broken :) I feel stupid for not discovering that earlier. However, the noise from the cpu liquid cooler is the thing i need to fix next. The question is if I replace the liquid cooler with a Hyper 212...
by nster
Wed May 25, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming machine need advice for PSU and CPU cooler
Replies: 12
Views: 4889

Re: Gaming machine need advice for PSU and CPU cooler

The i7 6700K runs much hotter than the i5 6600K in my experience, is HT and $100 less in his pocket really worth it for his use case scenario?

Also, 2600+ RAM is probably almost the same price, why not go with that.
by nster
Sun May 22, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VM server in the closet, thin clients throughout the house
Replies: 7
Views: 12542

Re: VM server in the closet, thin clients throughout the hou

Idk for you guys, but at my house, any given computer or HTPC is usually on 8-10 hours a day, and the server could easily be off between a given time period (1am to 9am or whatever). Centralizing computing might actually save power when in use anyways. Modern computers idle so low anyways too. Elect...
by nster
Fri May 13, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Help me to build a very quiet PC
Replies: 6
Views: 3819

Re: Help me to build a very quiet PC

Ideally, as Steve said, i5 6400/6500/6600(K) and wait for the GTX 1070. Where are you located ? I'm a fan of the acoustics of the Shadow Rock Slim or Dark Rock 3, as I usually can't hear that 135mm fan. If you're lucky enough to have Scythe available around you, those are highly regarded, so are a f...
by nster
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Experience Going CPU fanless with top and rear exhaust fans
Replies: 11
Views: 4082

Re: Experience Going CPU fanless with top and rear exhaust f

Try putting the noctua as a pull fan on the Hyper 212+ and removing the exhaust fan completely maybe? I'd probably just upgrade the CPU cooler to something better though, and just have it run at lower RPMs
by nster
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 63347

Re: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Phanteks_PH-TC14PE
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1345-page4.html

The fan in both reviews look like they are 3 pin with a 3 to 4 pin adapter. The fans they sell now are 4 pin
by nster
Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller
Replies: 7
Views: 3192

Re: Fan controller

Thanks for the reply The AsRock BIOS/software is just not as elegant as I would like, unlike ASUS' Fan Xpert 2 implementation for example. I was hoping there would be alternatives to relying on the motherboard for fan control, which would take away the need to worry about fan control when purchasing...
by nster
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller
Replies: 7
Views: 3192

Re: Fan controller

I'm not a fan of SpeedFan. I don't mind spent a bit for this, and I don't want it to be a headache for me.

It's hard to find people who use them, most nowadays can rely on motherboard with maybe a PWM hub
by nster
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Newbie looking to build his 1st silent PC
Replies: 10
Views: 4622

Re: Newbie looking to build his 1st silent PC

First things first, I strongly suggest getting the i5 6600K , for some reason, it heats up way less than the 6700K. For games the 6700K gives you little benefit anyways. The i7 6700 is great for people who don't OC because of the clockspeed, but in your case, just get the i5 and OC it to 4.2Ghz or s...
by nster
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller
Replies: 7
Views: 3192

Fan controller

Hey guys, I'm looking for a way to control my fans better. PWM fans through true PWM (not voltage regulation), ideally down to 30%, and 3-pin fans down to 5V. I'll be using 5 fans (2* SilentWings 3 135mm PWM, 1* F140HP, 2* F140SP) My AsRock X79 Fatal1ty Pro isn't doing this for me ( http://images.an...
by nster
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Phanteks 'Successor' to the PH-F140HP; the PH-F140SP
Replies: 13
Views: 17154

Re: Phanteks 'Successor' to the PH-F140HP; the PH-F140SP

~El~Jefe~ wrote:Bumping this a bit.

Anyone recently have thoughts on the second version?

beavis?
I prefer the 9 blade ones, I think I've seen something in the reviews that match my experience as well, but I'm not certain
by nster
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming Build Fortress FT05B
Replies: 29
Views: 11876

Re: Gaming Build Fortress FT05B

I agree with most things said, except I would stick with 2*8GB I'd stick with 2x4Gb. DDR4 is still young and prices will keep falling on so upgrading to 2x16Gb (the biggest sticks you can get) a year or two down the line when you need more RAM is money better spent. and I'd go further in saying avo...
by nster
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming Build Fortress FT05B
Replies: 29
Views: 11876

Re: Gaming Build Fortress FT05B

I agree with most things said, except I would stick with 2*8GB, and I'd go further in saying avoid 2133Mhz DDR4, as you will lose a few fps with it. Even more important than you think, as it mostly affects Mimimum FPS. 2400-2800Mhz is the sweet spot for DDR4, and for gaming, 2400Mhz is probably enou...
by nster
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ~$1000 gaming build suggestions?
Replies: 27
Views: 7373

Re: ~$1000 gaming build suggestions?

Hey Steve, would a Be Quiet! 500W or 600W Straight Power 10 PSU be a good option otherwise? Sure. Be Quiet! sells the 500W (model BN634) for $100 on Newegg (marketplace). Always on (but inaudible) fan. However, it's also Newegg that throws the EVGA P2 on sale for $80-90. I ask because I have the P2...
by nster
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ~$1000 gaming build suggestions?
Replies: 27
Views: 7373

Re: ~$1000 gaming build suggestions?

Define S could save you a few bucks.

Look around at what price you can get the P2 650W vs the G2 or even the G2 550W. P2 650W will run fanless longer though. Hey Steve, would a Be Quiet! 500W or 600W Straight Power 10 PSU be a good option otherwise?
by nster
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14962

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

Steve's answer was nicely detailed. Also note the TDP in the non-K version is 65W, hinting on the power efficiency of Skylake. I remember, my old i7 920 D0 that could be undervolted while OCed by 25%. While at stock the performance wasn't great, once tweaked, it was quite a beast. I think many thing...
by nster
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14962

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

I would go for an i5 6600K honestly. Performance, TDP, features... everything point to 6600K to me.

VRMs will be fine even with the PH-TC14PE
by nster
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best value CPU cooler?
Replies: 7
Views: 4526

Re: Best value CPU cooler?

HyperX Fury and Corsair LPX series seem pretty low profile

EDIT: I don't think you need "flush with RAM slot tab" low-profile... My guess is Corsair LPX, HyperX Fury or that AMD one you showed are going to be short enough
by nster
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SPCR Lab Clearance Corner
Replies: 35
Views: 305620

Re: SPCR Lab Clearance Corner

Excited about the Silent Base 800 :)

Great prices, buy buy buy guys!
by nster
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
Replies: 48
Views: 14962

Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC

Technically there are 4-core Xeon Haswell-E processors you can use on X99 boards, but for the clockspeed you want, they are 135-140W TDP! Skylake is best, i5 6600 or 6600K depending on if you intend to OC etc. Something like a Shadow Rock Slim is probably good for the CPU cooler, but if you want loo...
by nster
Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 & Cryorig H5 Universal Coolers
Replies: 4
Views: 4786

Re: Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 & Cryorig H5 Universal Coolers

I know this is an old thread, but I figure better late than never. I think you inversed the fan positions. The 135mm is meant to be in the middle like when you unboxed it, but the test setup picture shows the fans reversed! I'm personally going to try this cooler with a second 135mm instead of the 1...
by nster
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU time!
Replies: 35
Views: 16635

Re: New PSU time!

I ended up going with the EVGA P2 750W :) Is it quiet? Yep! Definitively made a difference, and this PSU is great quality. The G2 isn't that far behind though, and 750W was overkill for me, so I could have considered the G2 650W for sure and probably wouldn't have noticed any difference at all. Alt...
by nster
Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU time!
Replies: 35
Views: 16635

Re: New PSU time!

I ended up going with the EVGA P2 750W :)
by nster
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU time!
Replies: 35
Views: 16635

Re: New PSU time! HX850 UNBEARABLE after GPU change

Are your sure it's due to the PSU? The GTX 970 is somewhat notorious for coil whine problems. Set aside that none of the quoted PSUs uses rifle/sleeve bearing fan (differently from RMx, they're either FDB or Ball Bearing ones), your assessment on RMi/RMx fanless operation is just wrong, eTeknix/tec...
by nster
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU time!
Replies: 35
Views: 16635

Re: New PSU time! HX850 UNBEARABLE after GPU change

Don't have any positive or negative thoughts on the Snow Silent. Seasonic had some issues with some builds for "coil" whine. Don't know if it has been definatively resolved with the Snow Silent architecture. Note: I own several Seasonic PSUs - none had issues. I'm iffy on recommending them just bec...
by nster
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU time!
Replies: 35
Views: 16635

Re: New PSU time! HX850 UNBEARABLE after GPU change

The RM650i is a decent PSU and Corsair claims the spec the caps, coils and transformers for whine, but pricey for it's class. Looks like the fan doesn't spin until sometime after 325W load for jonnyguru, 260W load at eteknix , and 240W for technic3D . Alternatives are the RMx non-link version of th...