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by Mats
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MINI-ITX Kaveri system build
Replies: 16
Views: 4766

Re: MINI-ITX Kaveri system build

I have plans for using the TFX PSU in a custom made case.

There are adapters available.
http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/7729 ... C-Atom.jpg
by Mats
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build after 7 years
Replies: 22
Views: 5785

Re: First build after 7 years

How would this card compare to a asus strix for noise? I don't know, haven't seen any reviews of that card. The Gigabyte card is factory overclocked and is faster than the Titan X yet manages to be quieter than the stock 980 Ti even though it uses more power. I'd be surprised if the Asus is noisier...
by Mats
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build after 7 years
Replies: 22
Views: 5785

Re: First build after 7 years

I see, I thought you wanted to buy another one... :)

Edit: The Haswell CPU is 2 years old. Yes, it's the best you can get, but Broadwell is launched (which you shouldn't buy) and Skylake will be launched in August. Just sayin.
by Mats
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build after 7 years
Replies: 22
Views: 5785

Re: First build after 7 years

That EVGA card uses the stock cooler, and that's not a good thing here. This Gigabyte card cost 20 CAD more and stops the fans when in idle.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Giga ... ng/35.html
by Mats
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build after 7 years
Replies: 22
Views: 5785

Re: First build after 7 years

Why do you choose that Corsair? 210CAD for 240 GB????

You know that you can get a 500 GB drive for that money, right? Pick a Samsung or a Crucial.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/parts/intern ... =3&m=12,32
by Mats
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MINI-ITX Kaveri system build
Replies: 16
Views: 4766

Re: MINI-ITX Kaveri system build

About your CPU choice, do you prefer AMD or do you want that extra GPU performance? If it's the former then I won't say anything about that. Otherwise, Intel currently has the best integrated graphics but they cost a lot compared to the 7850K. If you're prepared to wait for Intels upcoming Skylake p...
by Mats
Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP Grooveshark - where to go now?
Replies: 7
Views: 5018

Re: RIP Grooveshark - where to go now?

Spotify Free is free, obviously, although it has its limitations. Spotify Premium is free for the first two months, you can always switch to the Free version before that. There's also Spotify Unlimited, it's hidden on their site, but I could downgrade to it last summer, €5/month. Dunno if it still w...
by Mats
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet half length NVIDIA GPUs
Replies: 5
Views: 2357

Re: Quiet half length NVIDIA GPUs

Single fan. I can't fit a long card (Node 304 + full size PSU) I have a dual fan Zotac 660 Ti with two fans, it's not longer then the Mini-Itx motherboard. Replace the cooler instead of changing the whole card. Here is one cooler: http://www.arctic.ac/eu_en/accelero-mono-plus.html It's usually chea...
by Mats
Fri May 22, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A new Seasonic PSU in their Snow Silent lineup
Replies: 3
Views: 2195

Re: A new Seasonic PSU in their Snow Silent lineup

It seems to be all about fan control to me, the rest could be any old platform.
by Mats
Thu May 21, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A new Seasonic PSU in their Snow Silent lineup
Replies: 3
Views: 2195

Re: A new Seasonic PSU in their Snow Silent lineup

I wonder what their new Lighting Cube is. It will be unveiled at Computex.
Sounds like gimmick features that only raises the cost for no good.

http://seasonic.com/new/twevent20150506.htm
by Mats
Wed May 20, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master V550S
Replies: 18
Views: 12385

Re: Cooler Master V550S

Smanci: Thanks for the feedback! :)
by Mats
Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SFX-L power supplies: modular SFX with a 12cm fan
Replies: 8
Views: 5658

Re: SFX-L power supplies: modular SFX with a 12cm fan

I've been following that thread for a long time. According to many users, but not all, the fan clicks at lower speeds, and it starts /stops quite often as well.
by Mats
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with 1080p gaming PC shopping list
Replies: 47
Views: 8332

Re: Help with 1080p gaming PC shopping list

Hex wrote: hmm.. it does also though. The TJ08-E with the 180mm stock fan got an editors choice award
Did you even look at the numbers?

That review is 3.5 years old, and they think 25 dBA is okay. Compare that to 17 dBA on the GTX 980 system.
by Mats
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with 1080p gaming PC shopping list
Replies: 47
Views: 8332

Re: Help with 1080p gaming PC shopping list

Good link, yes, I use geizhals too, though often it brings up resellers that just sound a bit iffy, in the style of "megasavingsxxx.de" or so. I follow the customer reviews at geizhals, of course. :) The closer to 1 the better. As for it being overkill.. isn't overkill required when trying to make ...
by Mats
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with 1080p gaming PC shopping list
Replies: 47
Views: 8332

Re: Help with 1080p gaming PC shopping list

geizhals gives you more options, although I have a feeling that you want less options... :D

A 180 mm fan is so overkill for your system.
by Mats
Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Vintage quiet - in search of a good socket 7 solution
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Re: Vintage quiet - in search of a good socket 7 solution

You can't use a Socket A or Socket 478 heatsink as they do not have a large enough flat area. These chips had a physically enormous contact patch of 50mm x 50mm. You're right. Although I wonder if the whole lid of the MMX really have to be covered anyway, the chip is much smaller. I'm not sure that...
by Mats
Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Vintage quiet - in search of a good socket 7 solution
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Re: Vintage quiet - in search of a good socket 7 solution

First of all, I think socket 7 uses the same mounting mechanism (you have to double check) as AMD's Socket 462, or socket A (the ones that doesn't utilize mounting holes). Socket 462 was used for a long time, at least until 2004, so it may be easier to find parts from such systems. Dunno if that's o...
by Mats
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: have clear arcylic cases gone extinct?
Replies: 5
Views: 2216

Re: have clear arcylic cases gone extinct?

Here's one brand, but the models seem old, dunno if you can find them in stock.

http://www.sunbeamtech.com/PRODUCTS/Acrylic/Acrylic.htm
by Mats
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mini-ITX Gamer Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 27254

Re: Quiet Mini-ITX Gamer Build Guide

Silent1 wrote:Again great article with alternatives. Never heard of Roswill before. Like the case, maybe next build.
As you can see in one of my previous posts, it's sold under different brands in Europe.
by Mats
Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mini-ITX Gamer Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 27254

Re: Quiet Mini-ITX Gamer Build Guide

According to the manual:
DO NOT forget to connect the 4-pin/8-pin EATX12V power plug. Otherwise, the system will not boot.
by Mats
Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mini-ITX Gamer Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 27254

Re: Quiet Mini-ITX Gamer Build Guide

That Rosewill case is also sold with other brands, Jonsbo and Cooltek.

http://www.jonsbo.com/en/products.html

http://www.cooltek.de/en/powered-by-jon ... 1/w1?c=237
by Mats
Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will Seasonic SS-400FL be sufficient? All sugestions welcome
Replies: 11
Views: 4112

Re: Will Seasonic SS-400FL be sufficient? All sugestions wel

My list included: Intel Core i7 4770 http://pricespy.co.uk/product.php?p=1916694 Thermalright HR-02 Macho http://pricespy.co.uk/product.php?p=1069729 Be-Quiet Straight Power 10 400W http://pricespy.co.uk/product.php?p=2796595 Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H http://pricespy.co.uk/product.php?p=1953853 Corsair V...
by Mats
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will Seasonic SS-400FL be sufficient? All sugestions welcome
Replies: 11
Views: 4112

Re: Will Seasonic SS-400FL be sufficient? All sugestions wel

Go with Intel graphics first, then buy a card later if needed. OOB = Out Of Box, means that it worked without changing anything, just like installing on an Apple computer. http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL_10.9.0#INTEL_2 The i7 4770 has a GPU, is cheaper than the Xeon you picked, and r...
by Mats
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master V550S
Replies: 18
Views: 12385

Re: Cooler Master V550S

Good to hear, thanks!
by Mats
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 140 mm long PSU, non-modular, quiet?
Replies: 15
Views: 5278

Re: 140 mm long PSU, non-modular, quiet?

Thank you both for your replies. It remains to be seen if I buy one because I'm not so sure about the case anymore.
by Mats
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 140 mm long PSU, non-modular, quiet?
Replies: 15
Views: 5278

Re: 140 mm long PSU, non-modular, quiet?

If you use a german-to-swedish translation, use it just as a double check of a german-to-english one, because usually Google Translator is worst when any language is different from english. It was a comment on your german - english translation link, just to point out what they meant with plain bear...
by Mats
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 140 mm long PSU, non-modular, quiet?
Replies: 15
Views: 5278

Re: 140 mm long PSU, non-modular, quiet?

Thanks, I realize I've seen that review. I don't like the conclusion, it gets an average score for the fan noise, and the fan rattles. Gleitlager in german, which is glidlager in swedish, gets translated to plain bearing in english by google, instead of sleeve bearing. Now I see that there's a diffe...