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by Abula
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 3080 review compilation
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: GTX 3080 review compilation

Funny, I based my opinion on the same reviews :). I get annoyed when mfgrs throw extra core voltage at the problem driving up power use. Of course, a sample size of 1 isn't a good place for a judgement call. <shrug> You know I'm the xx60 guy, anyway. :) Check Optimum tech MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio...
by Abula
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 3080 review compilation
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: GTX 3080 review compilation

At first look, I think it's a toss up between the Asus and the MSI Gaming X Trio. The former might be a dB quieter and a better cooler, but the MSI is slightly faster and uses less power for both 2D and 3D tasks. I was set on MSI, specially because the lack of seeing higher end cards like STRIX, AO...
by Abula
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 3080 review compilation
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: GTX 3080 review compilation

Asus TUF seems to be best with the dual bios.
by Abula
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Multi-CPU general motherboard design
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Multi-CPU general motherboard design

Its likely you will find server grade motherboard with support for dual cpus sockets, but i haven't seen 4, but it probably they exist just not on retail. I would probably contact server grade manufactures of motherboards like Supermicro and see if they can build custom, they should have the enginee...
by Abula
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 741

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

You can also see the Noctua vs. Arctic, Nidec - Ultimate 120mm Fan Re-match! , which favors noctua, and compares lots of the same fans as TBG tests. This test has the same flaw as the Hardware Scientist test. They only test the fan noise levels in free air with no mesh filter or any other obstructi...
by Abula
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 741

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

I wish we could have SPCR did the testing, to many people have different results and preferences. You can also see the Noctua vs. Arctic, Nidec - Ultimate 120mm Fan Re-match! , which favors noctua, and compares lots of the same fans as TBG tests. Scythe GentleTyphoons (now marketed as the original O...
by Abula
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 741

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

Very interesting reviews, although not that similar in terms of who won.
by Abula
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: best long term psu silent
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: best long term psu silent

The CP-850 was a great PSU for its time, still today is decent, but nothing to brag about. should i buy exactly the same model new? Imo no, it was discounted long time ago, but you might be able to find used. keep the one i already have 12 years old since it has protections circuit? PSU components d...
by Abula
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: what should i buy (i dont do 3d stuf. i do a bit of video editing)
Replies: 16
Views: 1725

Re: what should i buy (i dont do 3d stuf. i do a bit of video editing)

In all honesty, unless you are trying to save a lot, you can build a todays pc cheap with ryzen, specially if you do editing it could help you invest a little more and get something that its up to date.
by Abula
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone
Replies: 97
Views: 63220

Re: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone

An intersting review just came out, that check some of the best fan sin the market just came out, in case somone wants a new perspective,

Optimum Tech Who Actually Makes the Best PC Fans?
by Abula
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need suggestion of xxwatt psu quiet and cheap for old beast
Replies: 9
Views: 1212

Re: need suggestion of xxwatt psu quiet and cheap for old beast

Consider in time to upgrade, Nehalem is not that efficient compared to whats available to day like Ryzen. do you guys have suggestion of cheap yet silent new psu? i live in canada . Its a bad time to buy PSU, with the chain of supply being somewhat broken due to COVID19, maybe powersupply design hav...
by Abula
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Buying a UPS battery backup
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Buying a UPS battery backup

I have had very good exprience with 4x CyberPower Intelligent LCD CP1500AVRLCD Uninterrupted Power Supply, APC is also a very good brand, only own one but been great also.
by Abula
Wed May 27, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new rig
Replies: 21
Views: 2716

Re: Time for a new rig

CPU, i went for a Ryzen 9 3900x. I observer that the CPU is quickly spiking even in near idle mode, which causes the FANs to go crazy for a couple of seconds. Up - down - up - down, very annoying. - First of all, the software that came with the motherboard (gigabyte) appears to be complete crap. Th...
by Abula
Tue May 26, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent PC build with HDPLEX 2nd Gen H5 and Intel Core I9
Replies: 6
Views: 1421

Re: Silent PC build with HDPLEX 2nd Gen H5 and Intel Core I9

mqhout wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 12:47 am
(all in celcius)
CPU cores average around 45, often goes to 53-55 and sometimes a peak to 63.
Motherboard on various locations between 33 and 53.
GPU core around 38-40.
Pretty impressive, now you are making want to build like you.
by Abula
Sat May 23, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Gaming Case
Replies: 15
Views: 2072

Re: Gaming Case

Good overall case is the Fractal Define R6 or Meshify S2, either will allow you to mount rads on the front and back, but might be too laid back for your grandson. I would recommend to take a look into Lian Li PC-O11DW , you can go with AIO or go full custom water loop with rads on top side, bottom o...
by Abula
Fri May 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 39477

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

Swap the NF-A15 140mm stock fan for the silent wings 3 BL067 (both are 140mm). No, the fans are not the same, yes they are 140mm both.. but the frame is not, the NF-A14 would be equal to the BL067 (true 140mm fans), the NF-A15 are 140mm fan on a 120mm mounting frame, same is the case for some bq pu...
by Abula
Wed May 20, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 39477

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

I thought this might be due to the Silent Wings 3 on the Dark Rock Pro being a slightly quieter fan than the Noctua fan. So if you swapped out the stock fan on the Noctua for the SW3, you'd have the better cooling from the Noctua heat sink AND quieter fan? It might... but highly unlikely, when i te...
by Abula
Wed May 20, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 39477

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

Abula, just curious, do you believe it would be possible to squeeze a couple of more dBA's and a couple of degrees out of the Noctua NH D15S with a Silent Wings 3 instead of the stock fans? Not sure what you are saying, more dBA's? you want more noise and less temperature? Get some Thermalright TY1...
by Abula
Tue May 05, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Should airflow be prioritized with cases?
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Should airflow be prioritized with cases?

Tilltech wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 12:43 pm
Phanteks has indeed some very interesting cases.
After looking into them, I'm waiting to see what P500A will bring, it should come in June.
While this is not the P500A, a review just came up, maybe it interest you, Phanteks P300A Cheap Airflow Case Review: Thermals, Extra Fan Tests, & Noise
by Abula
Mon May 04, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for decent case for M-ITX build
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Looking for decent case for M-ITX build

Some recommendations, Try to avoid Mini ITX factor if you want a quiet setup, unless you are building on HDPlex/Steacom passive cases. In my experience, most of my builds on ITX are much nosier, given that cant fit big coolers or have so much cramped up that airflow is not ideal, etc. Since you have...
by Abula
Fri May 01, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Should airflow be prioritized with cases?
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Should airflow be prioritized with cases?

For example, given these 3 cases: Silverstone RL06 Pure Base 500 Pure Base 500DX Which one would you pick? Only Pure Base 500 is specifically designed for silence. However, the higher the temps the more noise from fans will take place. Out of the list you posted, I would take the Pure Base 500DX, h...
by Abula
Fri May 01, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new rig
Replies: 21
Views: 2716

Re: Time for a new rig

Apparently 3600 RAM is in most parts better than a little bit more expensive 3733 one, even though that would allow for a better multiplier. I honestly didnt fully get the reasons for it that are explained in some reviews. Looks like the 1:x clock ratio might lead to instability of certain controll...
by Abula
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new rig
Replies: 21
Views: 2716

Re: Time for a new rig

The only thing I want is a passive cooled mainboard. If you are willing to drop PCIe 4.0, then go with B450 like MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX , great value mobo with decent VRM heatsinks and because its a B450 it has a passive chipset, I have done 3 builds on it one of them a 3900x and all working flawles...
by Abula
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU Cooling: Air vs Liquid
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: CPU Cooling: Air vs Liquid

Most of the time Air is quieter than Water, but if take a 9900k and OC heavy you will create so much heat that water will be likely quieter than air under those conditions. I no longer peruse OCing as i used to, i still do it for benching a new pc, but i leave it at stock for 24/7 use, as i prefer q...
by Abula
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to update from 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1894

Re: Time to update from 2011

As I stated before: Why upgrade to the 2016 standard, at an overprice? The desired lifetime of the computer is the main reason to stay clear of these Skylake(++++...) CPUs. It really depends on what you aiming, gaming intel will remain faster, even certain editing under conditions like using intel ...
by Abula
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to update from 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1894

Re: Time to update from 2011

When I look at the ASUS Prime X570-Pro motherboard, it has Displayport and HDMI output, but if I don't buy Ryzen with integrated GPU, those outputs are useless? Yes. What would be the best motherboard for Ryzen 3700X with X570 chipset? The best x570 mobos are GIGABYTE X570 AORUS XTREME or MSI MEG X...
by Abula
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with a first time build!!
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: Help with a first time build!!

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Great CPU, specially on a budget. Down the road you can always get a used 3900/3800/3700 if you need it, but for now i think the 3600 is more than enough for gaming. MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard Great Mobo, i already did two builds with it, one...
by Abula
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to update from 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1894

Re: Time to update from 2011

I would wait for Z490, should be released very soon, and 10 core is coming, maybe could be worth it to you since your upgrade cycle is long. I would stay on intel iGPU should be enough for anything aside from gaming.
by Abula
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 39477

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

I didn't try any other configs than the ones that i posted tables. The fuma2 is a very capable cooler, but the NH-D15S is better, imo the best that i have tested as long as you use two fans and i prefer the S version.... so that means you have to buy the second fan.... so becomes expensive, weather ...