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by VERiON
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8
Replies: 16
Views: 22068

HP MicroServer Gen8 - wrong images in post - please fix

Something went wrong with images.
It clearly shows the images from different article about Thermaltake heatsink.
Please fix it.
by VERiON
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dead silent PC [Fanless GT730 + Core i5-4460] [V2: GTX1050]
Replies: 6
Views: 11347

Re: Dead silent PC [Fanless GT730 + Core i5-4460] [V2: GTX10

Not in 2D, I can't notice any difference with Autocad 2D between the HD4600, GT730 and GTX1050 I thought so - that's why I didn't buy that card yet. I have a similar setup and HD4600 in 2D is probably on par with all current graphics cards. But this card is a really great deal - as cheap as other o...
by VERiON
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picoPSU for Core i7 system?
Replies: 5
Views: 3899

Re: picoPSU for Core i7 system?

not really apples to apples - but I'm using no-name picoPSU knock-off (because I can get only low power REAL picoPSU where I live). It's rated @200W (year right :roll: ) and accepts 18V brick - that is a more common voltage for the high power bricks. I'm using it with 140W HP power brick (from a lap...
by VERiON
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dead silent PC [Fanless GT730 + Core i5-4460] [V2: GTX1050]
Replies: 6
Views: 11347

Re: Dead silent PC [Fanless GT730 + Core i5-4460] [V2: GTX10

I'm eyeing the same card for casual pc gaming.

For work - I'm using mostly photoshop and AutoCAD 2D.
I know that for 3D it will be a big change - but did you noticed any difference in 2D after the change?
by VERiON
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DNK-H Silvery: my small, quiet and powerful build.
Replies: 6
Views: 10276

Re: DNK-H Silvery: my small, quiet and powerful build.

Cool! You've set it up similar to mine system - but I have max temp set even higher @80'C Good call with mid temp set to 70'C - it will prevent fan ramping up with short high CPU load. Or at least it works like this in my setup and workflow with cpu working @ full speed, but not longer than 60-90 se...
by VERiON
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DNK-H Silvery: my small, quiet and powerful build.
Replies: 6
Views: 10276

Re: DNK-H Silvery: my small, quiet and powerful build.

Yes, I know it's not the same scenario :)
But I'm referring to OP temp report: 40'C @ 1000rpm - so I'm trying to say that he can still be on a safe side with lower rpm and higher temps. like 50-60'C @ 800 rpm
by VERiON
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DNK-H Silvery: my small, quiet and powerful build.
Replies: 6
Views: 10276

Re: DNK-H Silvery: my small, quiet and powerful build.

Great build. Thanks for sharing. Nice case and this custom I/O shield is a great addition. It makes a world of difference. I know it's in the back where no one can see it - but well... YOU know that it's there :D. I think you can slow down the fan a little bit - like 800rpm when idle/normal work (no...
by VERiON
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: G4400T vs G4400 (reducing TDP via Windows processor state)
Replies: 4
Views: 2694

Re: G4400T vs G4400 (reducing TDP via Windows processor stat

Maybe this changed with newer CPUs, but last time I've checked (socked 1155) it wasn't really beneficial to go with T CPUs. TDP is not IDLE (or normal usage) power consumption (or heat dissipation) and T CPUs don't have measurably different power characteristics at the same clocks, they're just cloc...
by VERiON
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc
Replies: 39
Views: 10955

Re: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc

any ball bearing 120mm fan recommendation? hopefully a budget-friendly one?
by VERiON
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc
Replies: 39
Views: 10955

Re: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc

But you go to overheat the PSU, so (detriment of some internal parts): in PSUs overhung fans do need to stay where they are. Can you elaborate more why is that? I was doing it with every (old/cheap) PSU I had with great effect (silence) - but maybe I was wrong all the time (and it won't be the firs...
by VERiON
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc
Replies: 39
Views: 10955

Re: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc

I did a few PSU fan swaps before. Here is what I recommend: 1. open the PSU and remove the old fan - and simply cut the cables 2. buy non-PWM fan 3. power it from molex connector @5V - using red and black wires 4. mount the fan OUTSIDE the psu case using rubber mounts *2 - I would buy a slower rated...
by VERiON
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU cooler recommendations for DIY router?
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Re: CPU cooler recommendations for DIY router?

Frankly... I don't know what is so special with this case. If you want a small case with i3 - why not to buy a second hand dell small form factor pc (or HP)? Like - Dell Optiplex 390 Small Form Factor (SFF) or bigger if you need more extension cards. Your case alone is around $50 and that DELL can b...
by VERiON
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: best airflow for the smallest (14l) modded mATX case
Replies: 10
Views: 5162

Re: best airflow for the smallest (14l) modded mATX case

The very best reason is to not re-circulate hot air. Do you need that? Not really. Cooling is not the problem - temps (mobo and hdd) are actually better with case closed so there is enough cool air in case right now. Everything is cool (pun intended) without the intake fan. But I was wondering if I...
by VERiON
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: best airflow for the smallest (14l) modded mATX case
Replies: 10
Views: 5162

Re: best airflow for the smallest (14l) modded mATX case

OK. More tests behind me :) This time running @100% on all 4 cores. temps-v2.jpg my observations: FOR NORMAL WORK (with YT playing music in background) with case exhaust @650rpm only (CPU fan off) everything is perfectly ok, temp hovers at around 40-48'C with spikes up to 65'C when making CPU intens...
by VERiON
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1050 Ti review compilation thread
Replies: 54
Views: 47968

Re: GTX 1050 Ti review compilation thread

Not a review unfortunately, but I've spend decent amount of time comparing low end (cheap) 1050 - and it looks like this Gigabyte GV-N1050OC-2GD is the way to go (at least for me). I was looking for confirmation in user reviews if with this card: - there is no additional power connection (only PCI-E...
by VERiON
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: passive video
Replies: 17
Views: 4287

Re: passive video

I was skimming through my mobo GIGABYTE Z97M-D3H (haswell) manual and spotted this: Integrated Graphics Processor: - 1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz - 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz - 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution ...
by VERiON
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: The Making Of A Silent Office Room
Replies: 6
Views: 7988

Re: The Making Of A Silent Office Room

If your current PSU has 120mm fan and you don't mind a little of DIY - I would simply remove PSU fan (cut the cables) and replace it with a new silent one connected to the case fan header on the motherboard. Easy to do and realtively cheap (about 10-15$ for good silent fan). And I would definitely r...
by VERiON
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: thermalright macho rev b vs macho x2?
Replies: 2
Views: 3123

Re: thermalright macho rev b vs macho x2?

I have Thermalright macho rev A (with 120mm fan). I love it for normal work / watching video etc. - it's almost silent @800 rpm, and inaudible @650rpm, but @1200-@1500rpm is unbearably loud - not a good fan if you are planning to stress your CPU (like... gaming :D). The heatsink itself is pretty goo...
by VERiON
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 VGA Cooler
Replies: 33
Views: 44254

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 VGA Cooler

S2 does have fixed holes - mine looks the same as the one reviewed by SPCR. I've just measured - mounting holes pitch is: 38mm, 43mm, and 48mm Plus my GT240 (ASUS DDR5) has larger mounting holes pitch - 53mm. So I can't use S2. But it really doesn't mater because it wouldn't fit in case anyway - tot...
by VERiON
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Gigabyte back in the game in terms of fan control?
Replies: 5
Views: 3193

Re: Is the Gigabyte back in the game in terms of fan control

I came here hoping for some advice on how to tame the fan controls on this board. [...] I've set all the fans to the silent profile. I'm currently using GA-Z97M-D3H (haswell) mobo with UEFI and it's pretty good when it comes to fan control. But I can share a few tricks - if your mobo is similar. 1....
by VERiON
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: passive video
Replies: 17
Views: 4287

Re: passive video

I've made a quick test today. With the simple 2D benchmark that creates 300 os widows with 2D text and measures how long it takes. GT240 vs integrated Intel HD4600 (Iris Pro) GT240 was about 20% faster - but so what... it was 3sec faster when drawing 300 windows. It's only a synthetic benchmark - it...
by VERiON
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: passive video
Replies: 17
Views: 4287

Re: passive video

you can use miniHDMI to HDMI converter (more common and available) and then HDMI to DVI cable (that is more common - and cheaper). Or even miniHDMI to HDMI > HDMI to DVI > DVI cable - it won't degrade the quality because it's still the same digital signal - no conversion or degradation. --- And one ...
by VERiON
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: passive video
Replies: 17
Views: 4287

Re: passive video

I think I'm in similar position. I don't play 3D games (on my computer). I'm graphic designer - but Adobe CC barely uses GPU acceleration. In one of my machines I'm still using GT240 (DDR5) that is a very good card - but equivalent to current gen integrated iGPU. But I'm planning to switch that card...
by VERiON
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quietest 120mm CASE fan?
Replies: 33
Views: 12456

Re: Quietest 120mm CASE fan?

Thanks guys! And how "intelligent" is BIOS pwm (for 4 pin header)? Well... I know how PWM works - good read here But the question is - can it be tricked. For instance: with @1500rpm rated fan my mobo bios starts with fan running @900rpm - and that is about 60% of the nominal fan speed. And if I swap...
by VERiON
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quietest 120mm CASE fan?
Replies: 33
Views: 12456

Re: Quietest 120mm CASE fan?

Thanks - I can buy exactly the same model SY1225HB12M-P Glidestream. And the 140mm version (SY1425HB12M-P) is also good? --- Gigabyte has a very good control over fans via HWmonitor software (on macOS) - similar to Asus FanXpert (I guess), but without that fancy graphics. Just a multipoint table if ...
by VERiON
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quietest 120mm CASE fan?
Replies: 33
Views: 12456

Re: Quietest 120mm CASE fan?

Scythe Glidestream is available where I live. Looks like a great deal - I can buy 2 of them instead 1 Noiseblocker M12 Should I choose PWM or non-PWM version? Well... kinda rhetorical question since only PWM version is available ATM :D It will be connected to the mobo header - but my mobo (GIGABYTE ...
by VERiON
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: best airflow for the smallest (14l) modded mATX case
Replies: 10
Views: 5162

Re: best airflow for the smallest (14l) modded mATX case

Here are my results for different setup testing. Using 2 120mm fans for intake at the bottom and exhaust at the back. Keep in mind that this was a rather ghetto setup - without cutting the case floor and without making a bigger opening at the back. That means: - bottom fan intake was restricted (abo...
by VERiON
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quietest 120mm CASE fan?
Replies: 33
Views: 12456

Re: Quietest 120mm CASE fan?

bummer... $8 was too good to be true :) From recommended fans those are available to me: Noiseblocker M12-S1 - $23 Noiseblocker M12-S2 - $23 Noctua NF-S12B redux 700 - $20 Noctua NF-S12B redux 1200 - $20 Noctua NF-S12B redux 1200 PWM - $20 700rpm is more than enough for me for most usage scenarios -...
by VERiON
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quietest 120mm CASE fan?
Replies: 33
Views: 12456

Re: Quietest 120mm CASE fan?

Why no-one recommends SilverStone AP123? After reading SPCR round-up this one looks the best (for me). Not a great performer - but even 5'C doesn't really make a difference in my opinion. Especially this SPCR opinion "The noise emitted by the AP123 was simply sublime, almost completely broadband. Ev...
by VERiON
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Saying farewell to my first SPCR inspired PC
Replies: 6
Views: 10983

Re: Saying farewell to my first SPCR inspired PC

OMG CA_Steve - almost like mine: - sempron 3100+ with fanless Thermalright HR-01 - 1 stick of ram (because adding more messed up speedstep) - NEXUS psu - Sonata case - passive 6600GT with Zalman CNPS3100 glued directly to the GPU - 40gb seagate barracuda suspended on elastic cords - passive zalman c...