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by Gunbuster
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Is SPCR Dead?
Replies: 24
Views: 23008

Re: Is SPCR Dead?

Why this board isn't not perfect for you ? Yes you can drive each fan indpendantly based on each sensor, either the built in ones in the GPU slots, or those sensors. Its not quite as a good as a direct feed from GPU itself. You can also assign each fan its own curve, handy as the temps you would ge...
by Gunbuster
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Is SPCR Dead?
Replies: 24
Views: 23008

Re: Is SPCR Dead?

Riok wrote:
Gunbuster wrote: I recently got a new motherboard, it has temp sensors on both of the PCIE connectors and two temp probes you can attach to cards. Not perfect.
Which motherboard has two temp probes ?
This one http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-A ... -rev-10#kf
by Gunbuster
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Is SPCR Dead?
Replies: 24
Views: 23008

Re: Is SPCR Dead?

His reply was very logical: In Sweden it's cold outdoors, in Britain it's cold inside the houses! The GPU temps are worriesome with a cozy room temperature... This is typical of the UK more people die of exposure in the UK than Sweden as well, we don't really take the cold seriously enough. ... It'...
by Gunbuster
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Build ruined by PSU. I need to change PSU fan, pls advise
Replies: 20
Views: 11119

Re: Build ruined by PSU. I need to change PSU fan, pls advis

I can vouch for my EVGA G2 850w if that helps?

Also I am in the Fife/Edinburgh area and I am not using my old Coolermaster Silent Pro M 600w. It doesn't have a passive mode, but is pretty quiet.

If they offer you a replacement have a look at the EVGA G3 550w its pretty compact.
by Gunbuster
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Kotetsu Mark II
Replies: 10
Views: 5158

Re: Kotetsu Mark II

... The main issue in the UK with the Kotetsu Mark II is finding it, and finding it at Scythe's intended price point which is supposed to be around that of the Cooler Master 212 Evo, around £27. Yeah the main issue is that Scythe EU is based in Germany. This usually means that the UK lags behind ge...
by Gunbuster
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Kotetsu Mark II
Replies: 10
Views: 5158

Re: Kotetsu Mark II

lb_felipe wrote:ComputerBase did not like that fan (Kaze Flex 120 PWM) when it comes to noise on the Mugen 5.
they seemed to like the Kotetsu MK II https://www.computerbase.de/2017-12/cpu ... ound-up/5/
by Gunbuster
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Well time to go RGB for new build but which fans??
Replies: 2
Views: 2952

Re: Well time to go RGB for new build but which fans??

Or you could buy RGB fan frames http://www.phanteks.com/Halos.html http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?area=usa&pid=741 Something like the the Noctua Redux line would show off as they are dark grey, so will illuminate just a bit better than black. EDIT Though they can reduce the airflow of the...
by Gunbuster
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The Ten Year PC Build
Replies: 34
Views: 18105

Re: The Ten Year PC Build

Okay I'd like to comment on my personal experience with a 7 year PC. I started with: Fractal Define R2 i7 920 + Gelid Tranquillo Asus P6X58D-E 6GB of GDDR3 tri-channel GTX 560 Ti Coolermaster Silent Pro M 500 2TB Samsung F2 + WD 512GB HDDs After that time I have: Fractal Define R2 Xeon X5650 + Gelid...
by Gunbuster
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent EATX (E-ATX) Case?
Replies: 4
Views: 3972

Re: Silent EATX (E-ATX) Case?

Looks like the BeQuiet! Dark Base 900 or Nanoxia Deep Silence 5 Rev. B fit the bill. I would say the FT02, but it won't take those monster GPUs, 32cm in length. Both of the above will support those with all the cages in, but I would think about getting some clear airflow in.
by Gunbuster
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX Vega 64 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 5452

Re: RX Vega 64 Review Compilation Thread

Not great http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/ ... 6/?page=14
but bare in mind the 56 is about the same draw as the 580, so really not all that bad for the power. Though miners may also think so.

We will see what the board partners make.
by Gunbuster
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does the Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered is silent ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3670

Re: Does the Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered is silent ?

Jayz2cents found that as well, but his was using an overkill liquid loop.

My mate has one, pretty case, but expect to run your fans higher to compensate for the front and top. Shame it is very well made. The window is really nicely sealed around, not just free floating.
by Gunbuster
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recommended NAS drives? 3TB+
Replies: 4
Views: 4423

Re: Recommended NAS drives? 3TB+

Yeah I have 4TB Ironwolfs and they aren't anything amazing sound wise. Not terrible, but not great either.
by Gunbuster
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: any 3tb 9mm 2.5" HD
Replies: 7
Views: 6278

Re: any 3tb 9mm 2.5" HD

Nope sorry, had a check on Skinflint
by Gunbuster
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 309101

Re: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!

There seem to be a lot of passive GT 1030s
https://skinflint.co.uk/msi-geforce-gt- ... ml?hloc=uk

Very low powered (30w), not a powerhouse gaming wise, but has 2GB of GDDR5 so seems fine for indie games and high res displays.
by Gunbuster
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: refurbished vs new
Replies: 4
Views: 7923

Re: refurbished vs new

When I was younger I used to always buy from open box/clearance sections to save a bit of cash. The one benefit to buying refurb from a well known site is that you might get a warranty.

I have fans that work fine, but now tick as they spin, so bare that in mind.

Not had much experience these days.
by Gunbuster
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Whats the current state of UEFI Fan Control on Motherboards?
Replies: 1
Views: 2730

Whats the current state of UEFI Fan Control on Motherboards?

Hi All,

I know Asrock used to be number one with MSI and Asus close second. Has Gigabyte/Aorus caught up at all? I know the X299 boards support fan stopping as well as profiles.

Does anyone have any RL experience?
by Gunbuster
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen Max vs Kotetsu?
Replies: 11
Views: 4958

Re: Scythe Mugen Max vs Kotetsu?

Not so bad here Kotetsu £33 Mugen Max £42 U14S £52. Mainly as the Noctua retails through Amazon, so its a bit cheaper. To be honest for aircoolers the UK is pretty good, I still shake my head when I know my mate spent £130 on a Kraken X62. He just doesn't like the look of Air coolers :-/ each to the...
by Gunbuster
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SimMi: Corsair Air 740 + Asus GTX1080Ti + lots of fans
Replies: 3
Views: 9077

Re: SimMi: Corsair Air 740 + Asus GTX1080Ti + lots of fans

Looks really nice, inspirational.

Update looks like there are two strix designs, the larger you have on the new GDDR 5x model. Examples of non Ti's below.
by Gunbuster
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen Max vs Kotetsu?
Replies: 11
Views: 4958

Re: Scythe Mugen Max vs Kotetsu?

There is a review on a Netherlands website that tests both of them . In short, according to them, the Scythe Mugen Max is the best of the two performance-wise. In the UK the Mugen Max is readily available but the Kotetsu is much harder to find. As the review notes the Mugen Max is somewhat more exp...
by Gunbuster
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is HDD automatic acoustic management supported by any brand?
Replies: 5
Views: 4540

Re: Is HDD automatic acoustic management supported by any br

... It's really stupid to have a working technology like AAM for years and then dump it like this... I can confirm that my Ironwolf 4TB are also a bit clicky, not horrific, but enough that the NAS goes off unless I need it. Thankfully the Terramaster supports wake on LAN. I think its worth mentioni...
by Gunbuster
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Tempered glass craziness
Replies: 11
Views: 6612

Re: Tempered glass craziness

RGB, can be useful and nice, a bit like a desktop wallpaper really. I agree with the glass thing, I think I would like better mounting, so it seals better around the side and is easier to open/close. Like the Inwin 303 mounting with the seal of the Phanteks Evolv ATX. The Evolv MATX TGL has a nice s...
by Gunbuster
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Tempered glass craziness
Replies: 11
Views: 6612

Re: Tempered glass craziness

I totally get the RGB look and the people that don't. I've had the Fractal Define R2 since it came out 7 years ago. Since then there has been an explosion of pretty minimal designed cases. If you really just want a plain rectangle with a power button that is there for you. I guess for me looking at ...
by Gunbuster
Fri May 26, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any good flamboyant cases?
Replies: 8
Views: 3726

Re: Any good flamboyant cases?

Okay so the R7 265 didn't work in Dad's either... Its allways a trip down memory lane with his old machine. He's rocking a passive Nvidia 7970 GT https://www.overclockers.co.uk/arctic-cooling-accelero-s1-rev.-2-vga-cooler-hs-023-ar.html :D Already seeing some stuff from Computex I like the sound of,...
by Gunbuster
Thu May 25, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any good flamboyant cases?
Replies: 8
Views: 3726

Re: Any good flamboyant cases?

I think the Corsair Air 740... Thanks Abula, thats some useful info. I will take Steve's advice and at least see what is coming before taking the plunge. I picked up 32GB of DDR4 that was on special offer, so I have that, an EVGA G2 750 and a Scythe Kotetsu that will migrate over. SSD wise I have 2...
by Gunbuster
Tue May 23, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any good flamboyant cases?
Replies: 8
Views: 3726

Re: Any good flamboyant cases?

CA_Steve wrote:Computex is next week - so expect a bunch of 2017 case models to be shown...availability to buy is another matter. :)
Agreed, at least then I will know what is coming up.
by Gunbuster
Tue May 23, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any good flamboyant cases?
Replies: 8
Views: 3726

Re: Any good flamboyant cases?

Maybe a Silverstone Raven? Probably the RV05, but as Abula said about the FT05, its showing it age a little http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=69683 Looks like Silverstone is only interested in reheating old versions and teeny-tiny Mini-ITX cases now. All the towers are conve...
by Gunbuster
Mon May 22, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any good flamboyant cases?
Replies: 8
Views: 3726

Any good flamboyant cases?

Hi all, having lived with the Fractal Define R2 for ages, I guess I am just fed up of Scandinavian minimalism. Does anyone have any experience of more out there cases like the Aerocool P7. I know around here discreet is preferred, I am not questioning anyone's tastes. One thing that also bothers me ...
by Gunbuster
Tue May 09, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Perfect Computer Chassis: In Win 303C (Forget the KL07)
Replies: 11
Views: 4894

Re: Perfect Computer Chassis: In Win 303C (Forget the KL07)

NeilBlanchard wrote:Thanks again - the FT05 layout looks very interesting; but it seems to be very plastic.
The FT05 is actually more metal, like a Fractal Define http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1445-page1.html

The RV05 is the more budget, gamery, plasticy version.