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by BillyBuerger
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.
Replies: 9
Views: 23404

Re: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.

So I was feeling the need for a new mouse again and after doing some searching, noticed that the Logitech G (for Gaming!) mice seem to use the same sized switches for the middle wheel button as these Kailh silent switches. So, I picked up a G305 to try it out. First of all, the default buttons reall...
by BillyBuerger
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: New SPCR design & management
Replies: 23
Views: 5207

Re: New SPCR design & management

> At least it's not about hanging HDDs up with rubber rope.

Wait, we're not still doing that? :)
by BillyBuerger
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Buying a UPS battery backup
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Buying a UPS battery backup

This is anecdotal but I haven't had good luck with the cheaper APC units like the Back-UPS Pro 1500VA. We had a couple of these around the offices to keep some important PCs running in case of power outages. We had more issues with the UPS than with the power. I feel like one of them would randomly ...
by BillyBuerger
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.
Replies: 9
Views: 23404

Re: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.

Thanks for reviving this and providing some info for some more options. I haven't looked at new mice in a while and it's nice to see there are some more options now. Unfortunately, nothing yet seems to be what I want. I tried a bunch of silent mice a while back. In the end, I modded my Logitech M510...
by BillyBuerger
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any update on recent silent cases and their quality?
Replies: 5
Views: 3915

Re: Any update on recent silent cases and their quality?

I'm still rocking my Antec mini P180. Although it is showing its age, as are the rest of my PC components. I still like to see see what's new just in case something comes up. Recently, I heard about Corsair's 110Q which looks interesting. But like with others, the intake looks pretty restrictive. Ot...
by BillyBuerger
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: CHERRY STREAM
Replies: 8
Views: 10865

Re: CHERRY STREAM

You can buy keyboards with Cherry Silent and also some with Gateron Silent switches. Or something like the GMMK which comes with switches but is hot swapable so you can put any MX style switch in it. But the one in that video was also lubed. Lubing requires access to the switches so either hot swapa...
by BillyBuerger
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: CHERRY STREAM
Replies: 8
Views: 10865

Re: CHERRY STREAM

Yeah, I've heard that the Logitech keyboards don't have the best keycaps. And the Romer-G switches use their own special mounting that not many others use so there's not really any options for new/better keycaps to replace them. There are better quiet mechanical keyboards than Logitech/Romer-G. Of c...
by BillyBuerger
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: CHERRY STREAM
Replies: 8
Views: 10865

Re: CHERRY STREAM

Which one are you looking at specifically? I see a lot that look similar including some with "Stream" in the title. But none of them match the model number from the product page they link to in the YouTube video. That being JK-8500EU . And of course, the product pages on NewEgg aren't clear a lot of...
by BillyBuerger
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: CHERRY STREAM
Replies: 8
Views: 10865

Re: CHERRY STREAM

Well, they don't really give any information about what they did to make them "extra silent". So at this point I put it in as just a marketing statement like some of their other crap on their product page. I'd want to see these claims verified. And although a good scissor switch keyboard isn't bad, ...
by BillyBuerger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?
Replies: 15
Views: 16215

Re: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?

On bare NVMe SSDs, it's usually just the controller that gets hot. If you don't want to buy a complete NVMe heatsink/heatspreader, you could just get a RAM chip heat sink with sticky thermal adhesive to put on the controller. sounds like a good idea, but isn't heat pipe even better? Heat pipe is wa...
by BillyBuerger
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?
Replies: 15
Views: 16215

Re: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?

I've installed a couple of NVMe SSDs on some systems. I have run into temperature issues with them. At the very least, without some airflow, they can get over 70C. On one, we started seeing data corruption when it was running at 75C. I didn't install any heat sinks on them but added some additional ...
by BillyBuerger
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Current state of fan control with Intel platform!
Replies: 27
Views: 15583

Re: Current state of fan control with Intel platform!

My system is relatively old these days running a Core i5-3570k on an ASUS P8H77-M Pro. FanXpert has been working fine for the CPU/case fans. I can't say if SpeedFan was able to control the fans or not. But, I can say that SpeedFan had been working just fine on Win10 as I was still using it to contro...
by BillyBuerger
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommend me a UPS
Replies: 4
Views: 4353

Re: Recommend me a UPS

I have a CyberPower at home that's been working fine for years now. We use APC at our office. I've been very happy with the more expensive APC ones we have here. Some might be as old as 15 years and still kicking. Just battery replacements from time to time. But I've had issues with the cheaper ones...
by BillyBuerger
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.
Replies: 9
Views: 23404

Re: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.

Just wanted to post that I finally did this myself. Now my Logitech M510 (the old version, not the new Logi one) is nice and quiet. At least on the left/right click. Too bad the middle button uses a different kind of switch. Need to find a quiet version of the smaller switch next. Thanks.
by BillyBuerger
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 645413

Re: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?

I picked up the Logitech M330 not too long ago. Overall, I like the sound of the buttons. But unfortunately that's about where it stops. First, this being the "larger" one over the M220, it's still quite small. It appears to be taller than the M220 but the length is still quite short. Coming from an...
by BillyBuerger
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dell H255E 255W 80+ Silver PSU
Replies: 23
Views: 16447

Re: Dell H255E 255W 80+ Silver PSU

I've been pretty busy so it's been hard to look into this. I just tried getting some closer pictures of some of the chips and I didn't really get anything that's readable. They are pretty tiny and hidden in between so much other stuff. I can try again at some point, but it might take me a while. The...
by BillyBuerger
Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dell H255E 255W 80+ Silver PSU
Replies: 23
Views: 16447

Re: Dell H255E 255W 80+ Silver PSU

http://www.billybuerger.com/pub/H255E/ Here's some pictures I took quickly before I left for work this morning. I tried to get what I could with my phone. But there are a lot of little PCBs sticking off the main one. So a lot of stuff gets covered up. Let me know if there's something on there you wa...
by BillyBuerger
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dell H255E 255W 80+ Silver PSU
Replies: 23
Views: 16447

Re: Dell H255E 255W 80+ Silver PSU

Well, I actually have an H255E taken apart at home right now. I was going to mod it up again maybe. So I could take a look at that. Although I don't know enough about the specifics of PSUs to know what to look for. If you have anything that you know of, let me know and I'll see what if I can figure ...
by BillyBuerger
Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mike Chin will be a guest on the ASUS Straight Edge podcast
Replies: 18
Views: 37783

Re: Mike Chin will be a guest on the ASUS Straight Edge podc

That was a really good listen. I hope ASUS does follow through with some of the things they said they were working on.
by BillyBuerger
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New 92mm-fan Tower Coolers from Noctua
Replies: 7
Views: 16654

Re: New 92mm-fan Tower Coolers from Noctua

Nice, the NH-D9DX i4 3U has the same 110mm height as the NH-D9L. The D9DX states it's made specifically to work in 3U cases. (hence the name) Which means the D9L should work as well for socket 115x servers. I built a 3U server a while back that we use for our backup system. I picked up the shortest ...
by BillyBuerger
Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Are PicoPSU-like supplies the best option at low loads?
Replies: 30
Views: 23997

Re: Are PicoPSU-like supplies the best option at low loads?

Interesting article, but it doesn't jive with my experience with picoPSUs. It could be that this is just a bad/cheap product. I have a couple of different picoPSUs in both the 12V and wide input variations. I did some testing in systems between around 20-40W and the picoPSUs gave the best results co...
by BillyBuerger
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sub-$20 CPU Coolers: A Reader's Roundup
Replies: 10
Views: 7439

Re: Sub-$20 CPU Coolers: A Reader's Roundup

This was a good read even if there was no real surprises. A mix of another persons perspective with some SPCR goodness to top it off. I've used a handful of AC Pros over the years for simple and cheap replacements for the stock coolers and have been happy with them. So my experience fits with the re...
by BillyBuerger
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8
Replies: 16
Views: 23299

Re: HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8

I feel your pain with the Matrox graphics. I have a couple of Supermicro servers that I built which also use onboard matrox graphics. I don't believe they actually make a driver for this GPU for anything newer than Vista/2008. I think I got them to install on 2008 R2 using compatibility, but it was ...
by BillyBuerger
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Use overpowerd PSU due to better efficiency?
Replies: 4
Views: 3824

Re: Use overpowerd PSU due to better efficiency?

Which version of the 836? Some have 80+ Platinum PSUs. But yes, you will be limited to using Super Micro power supplies only. As for you more general question, if you want to get the most efficiency possible, you have to match the PSU to your power requirements. Which is difficult unless you can tes...
by BillyBuerger
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23818

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

For movie watching, I never thought the whole 1080p vs. 720p really mattered much. Yes, there is a loss of detail at 720p, but when you're watching a moving picture from across the room, can you really tell? Or better yet, would you notice if you weren't thinking about it? Just for fun, I just rippe...
by BillyBuerger
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 305 Watts enough for this system?
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: 305 Watts enough for this system?

We have a couple of the Optiplex 755s here at work. I measured the power of one of ours here with a C2D E6750, 4x1GB, and a Radeon X1300 to be about 62WAC idle and 103WAC under heavy CPU usage. The 7750 runs off the PCIe slot directly (no external power needed) so the max is 75W. The 150W estimate p...
by BillyBuerger
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 156008

Re: Seasonic G series - 360W gold for $60

Yeah, I just noticed this on Newegg over the weekend plus a couple of TFX and 1U models. Again, all 80plus gold. Definitely nice to have some relatively cheap, reasonably powered, gold rated PSUs. No reason to hack up any proprietary Dell PSUs anymore. :)
by BillyBuerger
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Virtually-Silent Ivy Bridge PC
Replies: 5
Views: 5154

Re: My Virtually-Silent Ivy Bridge PC

Nice, I put together a very similar setup recently. I made a couple different choices. For the CPU I went with the i5-3570K. I've always eye'd the T/S ones. But the only real power savings is under load. And since I was putting a Scythe Mugen II on it, cooling it was not going to be a problem. Idle ...
by BillyBuerger
Mon May 14, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 119664

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

1.048V stock idle voltage is very high. My i7-2600K is idling at 0.97V. The 1.048V is what is displayed when I go to the CPU voltage setting in the BIOS where I can set the offset. It doesn't appear to correlate directly to either the idle or load voltage. So I'm not sure what is in reference to ex...
by BillyBuerger
Sun May 13, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 119664

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

Undervolt results... idle load BIOS Voltage ------ ---- ---- ------------ stock 38 84 1.048 -0.1V 37 71 0.904 System specs... Intel Core i5-3750k ASUS P8H77-MPro Samsung DDR3 1600 1.35V @9-9-9-24 Powercolor HD7770 Patrio Pyro SE 120GB Samsung 2TB 54000rpm Seasonic SS-460FL Lite-on Blu-ray Scythe Mug...