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by xan_user
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus GTX 980 Ti Strix OC Graphics Card
Replies: 10
Views: 10187

Re: Asus GTX 980 Ti Strix OC Graphics Card

lb_felipe wrote:Why nobody has posted yet?
Im still cashing out my 401k to see if I can even afford to comment...
by xan_user
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New Mini-ITX Silent Cofiguration
Replies: 12
Views: 6467

Re: New Mini-ITX Silent Cofiguration

Raijintek Metis.
looks to have restrictive venting.

i really like silverstone cases.

have you seen the Sugo Series SG13? http://silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=536&area=en
by xan_user
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New Mini-ITX Silent Cofiguration
Replies: 12
Views: 6467

Re: New Mini-ITX Silent Cofiguration

SuperMan88 wrote: For SSD vs M.2 it's about budget, how much is an m.2 vs a ssd? I think that for office use I can't notice the difference in daily use.
nailed it. you wont notice m2 being any better in daily use. to us regular users, the only advantage is its smaller size over a 2.5" ssd.
by xan_user
Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: how quiet are water pumps[?]
Replies: 18
Views: 17513

Re: how quiet are water pumps

ive seen some passive radiators setups on the net, but they involve huge radiators, like out of a cadillac, custom waterblocks, huge plumbing, and use only moderately hot components. for decent results you really have to place the rad at least 2.5 feet above the block. some also put the rad outside ...
by xan_user
Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: how quiet are water pumps[?]
Replies: 18
Views: 17513

Re: how quiet are water pumps

only a very small amount of SPCR'ers actually run water cooled rigs . if water were better, for silence, most of us would use it.
by xan_user
Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SPCR users using water?
Replies: 0
Views: 6828

SPCR users using water?

Who on SPCR has been using water cooling for a year, or more, and why?
by xan_user
Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best value CPU cooler?
Replies: 7
Views: 4416

Re: Best value CPU cooler?

-skip useless tall RAM heatspreaders, and just use normal height memory.
- low voltage ram can be a bonus, when shooting for the lowest power draw (heat).
by xan_user
Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: MSI Cubi
Replies: 19
Views: 17358

Re: MSI Cubi

CA_Steve wrote: Fan is quiet for both HTML and Flash...ok everything but the incredibly poor ad servers used by network sites. Holy crap, get your act together! :)
yet 'they' complain about adblockers being so prevalent ....
by xan_user
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Palit GTX 750 Ti KalmX temperature
Replies: 23
Views: 8060

Re: Palit GTX 750 Ti KalmX temperature

im always curious in these test what would happen if each paste was tested multiple times. my bet is the same paste could have a few degrees difference each time it was applied and mounted.
by xan_user
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Core 500 Mini-ITX Chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 8450

Re: Fractal Design Core 500 Mini-ITX Chassis

thanks for another quality review!
Nice Marmot wrote: Just wish someone would do the exact same thing but lop off ~13cm from the depth, skip the ATX/SFX PSU and go with DC-DC.
+1, sign me up!
by xan_user
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Our Lapped CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 37
Views: 18779

Re: Our Lapped CPU Heatsink Test Platform

quest_for_silence wrote: As an added very personal thought, I think SPCR could revise how they check the coolers' base shape, and broadly speaking I guess single or dual axis sight inspection might be sometimes, somewhat misleading.
just what mike and crew wants, more work. :roll:
by xan_user
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Nanoxia DS5 Z170 system + i7-6700K + GTX970
Replies: 5
Views: 4055

Re: Nanoxia DS5 Z170 system + i7-6700K + GTX970

darren wrote:
Thank you, though I'm not exactly new here, just not a regular poster;-)
whoops... i'll blame it on my halloween brew last night, everything was a bit fuzzy lastnight.
by xan_user
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Nanoxia DS5 Z170 system + i7-6700K + GTX970
Replies: 5
Views: 4055

Re: Nanoxia DS5 Z170 system + i7-6700K + GTX970

Welcome to SPCR!

Very clean build.

Did you try it without the foam? -I find foam's acoustic dampening qualities in PC builds are mostly a placebo.
by xan_user
Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Size and Selection Help Required
Replies: 11
Views: 3784

Re: PSU Size and Selection Help Required

Any suggestions for manufacturers that have good low profile dimms?
you don't actually need low profile memory, just normal memory without a tall heatspreader. (BTW RAM heatspreaders are basically pointless.)
by xan_user
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming PC (AIR+QUIET) - Please advise
Replies: 26
Views: 6098

Re: Gaming PC (AIR+QUIET) - Please advise

CA_Steve wrote:Yeah, you guys are off in the weeds. :)
speaking of out in the weeds... what was that device called that kept your fans running for a set time after you shut down your PC, so it would "SAFELY cool down components after powering down." ? :mrgreen:
by xan_user
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming PC (AIR+QUIET) - Please advise
Replies: 26
Views: 6098

Re: Gaming PC (AIR+QUIET) - Please advise

If a drive is run within its spec'ed temperature range, then there should be no issue with heat (or cold) affecting longevity. same with GPU/CPU/MOBO/RAM.
being cooler (than specs) isnt always better, its just um, cooler. 8)
by xan_user
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quietest & Best 120mm fan
Replies: 13
Views: 5886

Re: Quietest & Best 120mm fan

I am looking for some 120mm case fans. The fan must be the quietest and pushes a good amount of air. I have been out of the loop for years so i do not know which is which these days! Quiet and good cfm. Any pointers would be great! Ta OP and thread title says nothing about cost, just best and quiet...
by xan_user
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quietest & Best 120mm fan
Replies: 13
Views: 5886

Re: Quietest & Best 120mm fan

noctua makes the best 120mm fan in 2015.

there, can we let this thread die now?
by xan_user
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quietest & Best 120mm fan
Replies: 13
Views: 5886

Re: Quietest & Best 120mm fan

I can t wait till this thread is 3 years old.
by xan_user
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quietest & Best 120mm fan
Replies: 13
Views: 5886

Re: Quietest & Best 120mm fan

Koolpc wrote:Problem being, those reviews are 3 years old!
but its not like those fans or their model # replacements, have gotten any louder in 3 years....
by xan_user
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mild OC in total silence - i5 4690k & 980 Ti
Replies: 9
Views: 3940

Re: Mild OC in total silence - i5 4690k & 980 Ti

WELCOME TO SPCR! it gets too hot for my taste what temps are you seeing at max load (and idle) ? GPU, and CPU too please. computers don't care about your temperature taste... the only thing that really matters is keeping it under the OEM's spec'ed max operating temperature. modern cards will throttl...
by xan_user
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming PC (AIR+QUIET) - Please advise
Replies: 26
Views: 6098

Re: Gaming PC (AIR+QUIET) - Please advise

where (HDD) failure rates double or triple when you exceed 40C
where exactly do people come up with this completely wrong factoid? and why is it so prevalent? :?
by xan_user
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Extreme Sound Damping
Replies: 8
Views: 3061

Re: Extreme Sound Damping

why not simple rubber grommets to mount your fan?

http://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Pieces-Rub ... B00H9905KA

even a squirt of soft silicone caulking with adhesive in each mounting hole performs nearly as good, and there's still no mounting hardware needed...
by xan_user
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling issues with Kotetsu
Replies: 16
Views: 5167

Re: doveman

If the CPU aint throttling, than there's no issue.

rapid CPU temp changes are normal especially when overclocked.
by xan_user
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What's a quiet computer case for gtx980 and i7 skylake
Replies: 9
Views: 4796

Re: What's a quiet computer case for gtx980 and i7 skylake

Stratohero wrote: There are hundreds of graphs on various sites showing different cooling/noise results for cases with identical components.....

not one of those sites has a soundproof room with a noise floor as low as ours. -so they can basically stick their "graphs"
up their collective arses.
by xan_user
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: back to PC from iMac system build
Replies: 24
Views: 6050

Re: back to PC from iMac system build

quest_for_silence wrote: ... it might suffer of some form of electronic noise (in maybe 1 out of 10 cases).
pardon my butting in, but that sounds an awful lot like FUD. any citation on that?
by xan_user
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Advice on a budget silent case
Replies: 9
Views: 4746

Re: Advice on a budget silent case

I feel like its time to point out that cases dont make a system silent. its the components and guts that make it silent. this is especially true with budget cases. repurposing and modding some old heavy beast of a box from dell or HP, will usually result in a quieter computer than any cheap new case...
by xan_user
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Palit GTX 750 Ti KalmX temperature
Replies: 23
Views: 8060

Re: Palit GTX 750 Ti KalmX temperature

If you are comfortable with the 80c at gaming, why worry?
- or do you plan on running furmark all the time?!? :mrgreen:

my fanless asus gtx750 got very hot running furmark/gaming and throttled in my open air rig, so i ducted my cpu fan towards it.

have you tried yours in a case, with some airflow?
by xan_user
Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Advice on a budget silent case
Replies: 9
Views: 4746

Re: Advice on a budget silent case

Welcome to SPCR. maybe just keep the case, grab a better fan or 2, use a Kotetsu cooler and a zalman fanmate to find the right speed. the open bay covers can work in your favor, with the proper airflow. ....might be able to duct it straight to the PSU... you could cover the bays with painted wire me...
by xan_user
Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Combining Green and Blue series drives
Replies: 11
Views: 6883

Re: WD Combining Green and Blue series drives

I want my storage to be fuchsia!