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by thesmileyone
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3600X on Msi B450 Tomahawk MAX
Replies: 3
Views: 7655

Re: 3600X on Msi B450 Tomahawk MAX

I got it all done a few weeks ago... don't need to undervolt or underclock it. Running D14 with no fans. All I got running fan wise is a single 12x25 exhaust fan. System works great. Messed up with the ram it turns out e-die is 5% worse than b-die performance wise so I could have had 2x16gb @ 3600 C...
by thesmileyone
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3600X on Msi B450 Tomahawk MAX
Replies: 3
Views: 7655

3600X on Msi B450 Tomahawk MAX

After a lot of contemplation, decided to update my PC, which was struggling. Even Dreamchess was taking 10 secs per turn to compute. Looking at Geekbench runs it seems my single core performance will rise from 800 to 1100/1200 but my multicore performance double from ~3000 to ~6000. It was £25 more ...
by thesmileyone
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Big Shuriken 3
Replies: 9
Views: 6268

Re: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

It's important for companies, even if their products are inferior, to gain market share, otherwise Noctua would start charging £300 for a heatsink.
by thesmileyone
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua's 1.5KG Fanless Heatsink Cools a Core i9-9900K
Replies: 3
Views: 4789

Re: Noctua's 1.5KG Fanless Heatsink Cools a Core i9-9900K

My D14 does this with no fans. Both 2500k and 3770k (both TDP 95w+), no other fans in case. No one believes me... But it's silly because with low rpm fans you can't hear them anyway, and then you get to overclock if you wish for free performance.
by thesmileyone
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Gonna buy a 3900x which is the MOST silent fan for it?
Replies: 35
Views: 27703

Re: Gonna buy a 3900x which is the MOST silent fan for it?

Get the D15-AM4, and buy a pair of NF A12x25 PWM's to replace the 140's it comes with. Install them on a LNA each and run them around 20%. It will be next to silent, with great performance and no clicking. You're not going to get better than that on air. If that doesn't work then it's water / AIO fo...
by thesmileyone
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 37112

Re: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler

I'm waiting for NF-A14x25 which Noctua told me would be released Q3/Q4 2019, it is now Q3 2019 so, soon. The 140mm version of the U12A will wipe the floor with everything if it's basically a U12A+. I am also looking to get rid of my standalone gfx card and go full iGPU so 9900k is looking like the b...
by thesmileyone
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 29887

Re: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked

I was thinking of upgrading to Ryzen 3000 series... but I realized I don't really use my PC anymore. I used to play tons of Arma 3 Wasteland and thanks to them running that for-profit (donations) and RHS now allowing server owners to profit anymore, they canned the whole mod. But won't release their...
by thesmileyone
Tue May 14, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair 275Q
Replies: 13
Views: 17095

Re: Corsair 275Q

try zip ties instead of screws I might try that. Currently I don't have any zip ties small enough. Having said that, it's doing a great job. Temps have dropped by 10-15c depending on load, at 25% PWM (with LNA's) which shows as 499RPM in Speedfan, the case, with these Noctuas, is totally silent. In...
by thesmileyone
Tue May 07, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair 275Q
Replies: 13
Views: 17095

Re: Corsair 275Q

Got the fans in! Such ballache.. The upper front fan won't fit, I guess this is what you get with a cheap case... there isn't enough room for the screws at the top, like literally 2-3mm too high for the fan mounts. And the screws that come with the fans are not good for fitting them with this case a...
by thesmileyone
Sun May 05, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair 275Q
Replies: 13
Views: 17095

Re: Corsair 275Q

Upgrade time!

Image

More when installed...

Feels wierd putting £140 of fans (4x A12x25 + 1x S12A) in a £70 case but ho hum.
by thesmileyone
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 29887

Re: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked

Ryzen 9 3850X 16/32 4.3GHz 5.1GHz 135w $499 I hope this is real. Hell even 4.8ghz would do! I joined a "sharing" site recently (not recently actually) which requires torrent seeding of lots of small files. I was going to build a raspberry pi system with an SSD for this, but raspberries don't support...
by thesmileyone
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 2080 review compilation thread
Replies: 5
Views: 9169

Re: RTX 2080 review compilation thread

Next gen also tends to use less power, therefore requiring less fan speed therefore quieter. Which is why I chose a 1060 over a 960/970. Therefore not "not worth it".
by thesmileyone
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 29887

Re: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked

I see they on X570 too, after making the impression Ryzen2 3000 series would work on flashed X470's people are realising they gotta buy a new board again :/
by thesmileyone
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Explanation of why this forum doesn't like T series cpus?
Replies: 4
Views: 5831

Re: Explanation of why this forum doesn't like T series cpus

TDP is a measurement that only is kinda true when all intel specs are followed but even intel don't enforce, as they want to see their chips beating the competence by performing better. My 9900K is a 95W chip.... that goes into 150W easily without any Overclocking, simply with the turbo boost. Toda...
by thesmileyone
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low end Zotac card vs Galax card
Replies: 8
Views: 8458

Re: Low end Zotac card vs Galax card

I would go MSI, I have gaming X 1060 and even when on 40% I can't hear the fans... the fan quality is brilliant.

And you should be able to custom modify the bios to enable 0DB, unless the hardware fan controller differs, which is doubtful.
by thesmileyone
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Do Dell Ultrasharps whine?
Replies: 0
Views: 13100

Do Dell Ultrasharps whine?

Getting really annoyed with my Asus monitor whining on text browser / PDF / Word etc applications. I have tried the "brightness mod" and no avail. I have also been thinking of upgrading my monitor lately, I use my PC 8 hours a day sometimes more so it is quite important and the extra room would be n...
by thesmileyone
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan ticking?
Replies: 7
Views: 7161

Re: Fan ticking?

It keeps returning intermittently. I have ordered via proof of ownership, some fan clips from Noctua to replace the cable tie I am using now. I also want to buy some rubber screws that come with the £5 antec fans. In my experience the silicon screws that bend from Noctua don't work well for case fan...
by thesmileyone
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan, max speed at startup
Replies: 4
Views: 5153

Re: Speedfan, max speed at startup

Same problem.

I also cannot get Speedfan to auto start in win10.

I have it in the Startup folder and set to run as admin and it just doesn't start.
by thesmileyone
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: U14S2 and A14x25
Replies: 5
Views: 6637

U14S2 and A14x25

Had Noctua on email support recently and asked them some questions. "Is there going to be a 140mm version of the A12x25?" => Currently we're aiming for Q1/2020. ​ "When is the newer updated version of the U14S and U12S shown at the latest EXPO's due out, which IIRC includes the A12x25 as it's fans?"...
by thesmileyone
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 29887

Re: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked

AMD now outselling Intel 2 to 1. https://www.techradar.com/amp/news/amd-is-now-selling-twice-as-many-processors-as-intel Yeah, will wait to see what happens at CES. From what I can gather, the new 3000 chips will be compatible with current AMD AM4 mobos. If this is true, that's a big relief, since ...
by thesmileyone
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: One or Two front intake fans?
Replies: 27
Views: 17861

Re: One or Two front intake fans?

I always put my psu fan underneath my case. Firstly there are dust filters there. Secondly I use solid Corsair PSU's (RM or better) and they are efficient, not only that but their fans only come on under extreme conditions so 99% of the time exhaust fan heat going back into the case is moot. During ...
by thesmileyone
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan ticking?
Replies: 7
Views: 7161

Re: Fan ticking?

Permanently fixed...by giving the top of the case a light tap.

Not sure what occured but not complaining!

PC silent at 30% on every fan.

Idle temps
CPU 38C

1060 6GB 39C

Load temps (tbc)
by thesmileyone
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan ticking?
Replies: 7
Views: 7161

Re: Fan ticking?

I think it might be the fan controller.
by thesmileyone
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan ticking?
Replies: 7
Views: 7161

Fan ticking?

Got my corsair fans connected up using a PWM Y adaptor. The problem is they tick... say I set 30% in Speedfan all is good, 5 mins later they start ticking. Adjust the speed to 35% in Speedfan, all good, 5 mins later they start ticking. Slow the speed down to 30% again...all good...5 mins later they ...
by thesmileyone
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair 275Q
Replies: 13
Views: 17095

Re: Corsair 275Q

Very nice post, haven't heard of this case before! How's the space for adding new fans? There's room for 3x120's at the front and 3x120's on the top but you have to remove the magnetic dust filter / noisefilter to do so (which does make quite a difference to noise output). Not sure about 140's but ...
by thesmileyone
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair 275Q
Replies: 13
Views: 17095

Re: Corsair 275Q

No sign of that. It has a chip embedded in the middle so would have thought it could control fans somehow externally from the motherboard which, as you know, in my case, does not currently work. If only I could get Speedfan to load automatically and set my fans up period. Everytime I start it, the %...
by thesmileyone
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 117887

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

Well I ordered a splitter earlier so going to try that for now. Very annoying, and won't be fixed until I upgrade. But I don't NEED to upgrade so probably won't be fixed. It will cost me £700 to upgrade to current gen of some kind and the only thing that would make it better than this is being able ...
by thesmileyone
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair 275Q
Replies: 13
Views: 17095

Re: Corsair 275Q

https://i.postimg.cc/xcsK7CPW/IMG-0126.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/LhDfYXGn/IMG-0128.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/sv2WpzRK/IMG-0129.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Hrq7D78P/IMG-0130.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/xJYJqDRv/IMG-0142.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XZ9BV7wN/IMG-0143.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Ln01DW9S/IMG-0145.jp...
by thesmileyone
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair 275Q
Replies: 13
Views: 17095

Corsair 275Q

https://www.corsair.com/medias/sys_master/images/images/ha6/hba/9143980523550/-CC-9011164-WW-Gallery-275Q-01.png https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Mid-Tower-ATX-Cases/Carbide-Series-275Q-Mid-Tower-Quiet-Gaming-Case-%E2%80%94-Black/p/CC-9011164-WW I can recommend this. Building...
by thesmileyone
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 117887

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

There is no CPU_OPT header on this motherboard. Just the 4 shown in the image above. So I either buy a PWM Y splitter and run the hub and the cpu fan off it, or I buy a PWM exstention cable and run the cpu fan off the hub and the hub off the CPU PWM socket. Either way it sucks because I wanted to ru...