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by markanini
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 8833

Re: Video editing workstation

bonestonne, It's not a decoder, converter or ripper. It's a playback engine component that's currently supported by a few HTPC programs. What professional standards are you talking about? 10-bit output, 16-bit internal precision, linear-light processing, full color management with 274,625 point 3DLU...
by markanini
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: static/crackle/coil whine/interference problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2933

Re: static/crackle/coil whine/interference problem

xan_user wrote: did you try muting all inputs/mics?
Good point. Also try to set max the volume at the sound card, this raises the signal-to-nosie ratio.
by markanini
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: static/crackle/coil whine/interference problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2933

Re: static/crackle/coil whine/interference problem

It's not unusual for this type of interference to be picked up by sound card circuitry, especially with onboard audio. You're speakers are merely amplifying what's being fed into them. I'd suggest a higher quality sound card. EDIT: Have you started using any 3G equipment(routers, phones) around your...
by markanini
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 8833

Re: Video editing workstation

As far as MadVR goes, it's just a decoder for playback. Yes, it's GPU assisted, but it's not really related to video editing unless you're using some special codecs. So, more importantly, is this machine for HTPC work, or is it for video editing? There's a big difference. No, it's definitely not a ...
by markanini
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 8833

Re: Video editing workstation

zsero wrote: Thanks, but this is for MadVR HTPC usage, which is totally unrelated to Premier Pro processing.
Premier doesn't render using the GPU?
by markanini
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Close to silent pc!
Replies: 21
Views: 6281

Re: Close to silent pc!

Get the reds, some of the greens are still stocked with 667GB platters: http://rml527.blogspot.se/2010/10/hdd-p ... _1109.html
by markanini
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 8833

Re: Video editing workstation

The 750ti will have enough juice for rendering all standard formats: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1477339/so-youve-built-your-htpc-now-what-is-next-how-to-get-the-ultimate-picture-and-sound-quality-from-your-htpc-madvr-svp-xbmc-mediabrowser-jriver/60#post_23512510 Chances are you'll want to upgrade the...
by markanini
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What are good alternatives to HD7770 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3383

Re: What are good alternatives to HD7770 ?

Installed the XFX double fan today, turning the fans down to 700-800rpm in Speedfan makes them "disappear". Neat. I tried running furmark and got a bit scared at the temps, though running Heaven and 3Dmark I get max 90 degrees. High side of safe I guess. I'm surprised Chrome is a lot snappier than w...
by markanini
Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What are good alternatives to HD7770 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3383

Re: What are good alternatives to HD7770 ?

I'm forced to go AMD due to an essential feature related to wide-gamut displays. Do I understand correctly that any HD7770/250x can be controlled in Afterburner or Speedfan? Or do only specific models support this like the XFX? I've also seen favorable mentions of Asus and MSI.
by markanini
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to stop hard disk clicking in Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 5003

Re: How to stop hard disk clicking in Windows

Sorry for reviving an old thread, but FWIW I was able to solve the problem described by OP by running two instances of Speedfan.
by markanini
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replace Kama Flex PWM with ...?
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Re: Replace Kama Flex PWM with ...?

My requirements are no larger than 750 rpm.
by markanini
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replace Kama Flex PWM with ...?
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Replace Kama Flex PWM with ...?

One out of two Schyte Kama Flex PWM that I own developed a whine. Suggestions for a decent replacement are appreciated. :)
by markanini
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Existing good and silent PSUs between 300 and 400W?
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Re: Existing good and silent PSUs between 300 and 400W?

Luke M wrote:Don't worry about maximum power rating, just get the cheapest Seasonic X series, whether it's the 400, 560, or whatever. They are all fanless at low power.
Cant help but second this suggestion.
by markanini
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Good PSU of yesteryear?
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Re: Good PSU of yesteryear?

I've decided I'll donate my VX450 to my parents PC and get a modular replacement for my own PC. For a replacement I'm looking at the Antec High Current Gamer 520, based on price avaliablity and this nice looking fan graph: http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/cases/psu-400w-520w/gr42.png Should be awesome...
by markanini
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cheaper alternatives to Corsair AX / Seasonic X ???
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Re: Cheaper alternatives to Corsair AX / Seasonic X ???

Oops, didn't realize OP had already ordered.
by markanini
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cheaper alternatives to Corsair AX / Seasonic X ???
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Re: Cheaper alternatives to Corsair AX / Seasonic X ???

I complied a list of Seasonic OEMs with 120mm or larger fans. Could perhaps take further pruning of units based on older platforms and ridiculously high power ratings. Antec Eco Neo High Current Gamer HCG-400, HCG-520, HCG-620 High Current Gamer M (modular) True Power New (semi-modular) True Power T...
by markanini
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Good PSU of yesteryear?
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Re: Good PSU of yesteryear?

Sounds reasonable to buy a new unit, total price would probably be the same after a fan swap on a used unit. Still I don't like the rpms reported, makes my previous silencing efforts moot(used to be my old system). I have a spare 1900rpm S-Flex and right now I can get a a Corsair VX450 and Seasonic ...
by markanini
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Good PSU of yesteryear?
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Re: Good PSU of yesteryear?

Antec Sonata.
by markanini
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Good PSU of yesteryear?
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Re: Good PSU of yesteryear?

I looked through used PSUs on eBay a there were mostly FSP's between 250-350W in my desried price range with a 120mm fan. Am I a fool to disregard PSUs with 80mm fans?
by markanini
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Good PSU of yesteryear?
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Good PSU of yesteryear?

I'm in the market for a used ATX PSU to replace a noisy mATX one in my parents s775 system. Perferably one that uses a 120mm fan and takes well to fan swaps. I've heard about some FSP units being prone to failures, what are some reputable brands/series?
by markanini
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

Re: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?

Seems like the main source for Ear grommets doesn't ship to Europe. However I stumbled upon this: http://www.altronics.com.au/images/prod/F/F0090.gif http://www.altronics.com.au/images/etc/F/F00901.gif EDIT: Doh! This was covered way back:http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=306284
by markanini
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

Re: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?

Hi, I just realised what you're asking. Yes it works easily, use the short/case side of the soft screw through the grill and case so the grill is held tight to the case and the long fan side just in the fan as normal. There will be a spacer on the screw between the fan and case that ensures the sof...
by markanini
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

Re: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?

ces wrote:Layered
1. Case
2. two soft mounts
3. fan
4. two screws
5. grill
Is'nt that more interleaved? :P
by markanini
Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

Reconciling soft-mounting and fan grills?

Can it be done?
by markanini
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hardmounted HDD noise and intake airflow
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Re: Hardmounted HDD noise and intake airflow

Happy new year, everyone! Some further musings about lower-in-the-drive bay/further-away-from-the-ear vs. obstructed-intake-fan balance. Positive pressure vs negative pressure matters here, doesn't it? Perhaps something along the lines of: Negative pressure: Less of a concern for CPU/GPU if front in...
by markanini
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hardmounted HDD noise and intake airflow
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Hardmounted HDD noise and intake airflow

I've been thinking lately about how the placement of two HDDs in my Define R3 affect overall noise and airflow. At a basic level, Placing HDDs lower in ther drive bay places the noise farther from the ear but restricts the airflow from the front case fan. Where the "sweet spot" might lie could be ra...
by markanini
Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning
Replies: 10
Views: 2715

Re: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

Obvious hoax program. If C: was unreadable windows wouldn't start up in the first place. Tell your friend to use critical judgement before installing software.
by markanini
Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing LCD coil whine w. hot glue, need advice
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Re: Silencing LCD coil whine w. hot glue, need advice

Any electronics buffs in this forum? :P
by markanini
Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan Swap for Corsair VX 450
Replies: 39
Views: 23422

Re: Fan Swap for Corsair VX 450

Still leaning toward the Slipstream 1200rpm model since it's a proven silent performer. Anyone wanna tell me more about the implications of non-horizontal mounting for this fan?