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by xan_user
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent PC build - first time
Replies: 57
Views: 12450

Re: Silent PC build - first time

I'd like a new machine that actually *feels* faster in order to justify to myself the replacement. I also want a machine that's pretty future proof as it'll be another 5-7 years before I replace a new one. M.2 doesn't really feel any faster than a pro level SSD. you can also bet M.2 standards will ...
by xan_user
Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller
Replies: 7
Views: 3047

Re: Fan controller

P.s. Another thing that came into my mind would be limited access; in a completely built PC, the MB fan headers may be difficult and sometimes impossible to reach. Not a problem if they only need to be plugged in only once, but if plugging / unplugging and different schemes for controlling and some...
by xan_user
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler
Replies: 26
Views: 29456

Re: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler

CA_Steve wrote:I question the whole buying a new AMD CPU at this point...
Cummon Steve, it has the AMD logo lit with a cool light!


-That's got to be worth something?
by xan_user
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
Replies: 10
Views: 8810

Re: Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD

m.2 "cables" are only a few inches long at most.
by xan_user
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
Replies: 10
Views: 8810

Re: Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD

Great review.
- (but, I sent mine back.)
The real world performance gains just didn't justify the cost.
by xan_user
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will Ninja 4 lose performance over time?
Replies: 17
Views: 6863

Re: Will Ninja 4 lose performance over time?

FUD IMO.
none of my heatsinks have soldered fins. never any performance drop here.
by xan_user
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Does TIM expire?
Replies: 13
Views: 4626

Re: Does TIM expire?

as soon as i can find my 13+ year old tube of AS5, im running a test between that, a brand new tube, and some vaseline.
by xan_user
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8749

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

yes i get that. poster was worried about dust getting in PSU from top intake, hence my suggestion.
by xan_user
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8749

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

what about sliding the psu forward towards middle of case, so it isnt also sucking up CPU heat? a duct/deflector plate above CPU (where bottom of PSU would normally go) would be needed. if you got crazy inventive with ducting you might be able to use front 5.25 bays as a totally separate PSU intake.
by xan_user
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler
Replies: 26
Views: 29456

Re: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler

Because it's the first "new" stock cooler design from either AMD or Intel in....forever. The stock coolers are also the baseline against which all 3rd party cooler are measured, so it's important to know what the new baseline is. since it had been so long, i had hoped they just kill off stock coole...
by xan_user
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler
Replies: 26
Views: 29456

Re: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler

quest_for_silence wrote:
xan_user wrote:maybe someone has the patience to explain what the fascination with this fan is?

Just the fan or the whole cooler?
sorry. the whole unit.
by xan_user
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler
Replies: 26
Views: 29456

Re: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler

maybe someone has the patience to explain what the fascination with this (possibly-ever-so-slightly-less-loud-than-intel-stock) fan/cooler (but-still-adds-more-cost-per-unit-cost-for-the-amd-chip) is?
by xan_user
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler
Replies: 26
Views: 29456

Re: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler

It's unfortunate you guys felt like you had to waste your time reviewing this silly thing.

But thanks for doing it anyway.
by xan_user
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal r5 case fans and more
Replies: 71
Views: 19779

Re: Fractal r5 case fans and more

I spent years in screen printing , so i squeegee the thinnest coat possible onto the heat spreader with a new razor blade. (probably not a good idea unless you have really steady hand.)

coffee filters and isopropyl make a great lint free cleaning combo.
by xan_user
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Mac Pro Case for PC, is this real?
Replies: 14
Views: 5418

Re: New Mac Pro Case for PC, is this real?

I wasnt meaning they literally patented the cylinder, (tho im sure they tried...) if this startup is successful, the cupertino gestapo will come after with everything they have. if they can't beat them in court, they will just buy them out, and shelve the product.
by xan_user
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Mac Pro Case for PC, is this real?
Replies: 14
Views: 5418

Re: New Mac Pro Case for PC, is this real?

quest_for_silence wrote:
xan_user wrote:It will be litigated out of existence the moment its funded.
Did Apple register the cylinder?
does a bear make dookie in the woods?
by xan_user
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Mac Pro Case for PC, is this real?
Replies: 14
Views: 5418

Re: New Mac Pro Case for PC, is this real?

I applaud the effort, but the apple gestapo would never let that fly. It will be litigated out of existence the moment its funded.
by xan_user
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Wrong cooler shipped - maybe a good thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

Re: Wrong cooler shipped - maybe a good thing?

ripjaws heatsinks dont do anything except get in the way. get different ram, or pull the silly heatsinks off.
by xan_user
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-300SFD 80 Plus SFX12V power supply
Replies: 43
Views: 29630

Re: Seasonic SS-300SFD 80 Plus SFX12V power supply

yep - or even just right click the GPU utility icon thats probably in the notification tray...
by xan_user
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New i7-6700 4K video rig - Case Suggestions? M.2 specs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

Re: New i7-6700 4K video rig - Case Suggestions? M.2 specs?

there is zero reason to prefer m.2 840/50 over the sata version, unless you just want no cables for some reason. m.2 vs sata interface with 840/850 evo/pro, the speed is essentially same. even the 950 pro advantages are very minimal in real world use. m.2 bandwidth increase are only noticible when m...
by xan_user
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-300SFD 80 Plus SFX12V power supply
Replies: 43
Views: 29630

Re: Seasonic SS-300SFD 80 Plus SFX12V power supply

tuko wrote:I don't have the manual. I wiill open the case and try to read the card.
or you could use cpu-z, or check device manger....
by xan_user
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Core i3-i5-i7 Haswell/Skylake TDP/PassMark/Price chart
Replies: 10
Views: 5726

Re: Intel Core i3-i5-i7 Haswell/Skylake TDP/PassMark/Price c

Johnny5k wrote: So I would have to underclock the non-T CPU to make sure it doesn't get too hot.
I bet a beer, that you dont even have too.




besides.....it will downclock on its own if you do occasionally run it too hot....
by xan_user
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: [WTB] HDPLEX H1.S Case
Replies: 10
Views: 12457

Re: [WTB] HDPLEX H1.S Case

99.93% of users dont really need fanless. what is your use for this PC that requires no moving parts?
by xan_user
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Core i3-i5-i7 Haswell/Skylake TDP/PassMark/Price chart
Replies: 10
Views: 5726

Re: Intel Core i3-i5-i7 Haswell/Skylake TDP/PassMark/Price c

i5 4430 would be a better choice over the intentionally crippled "t" part. you could always downclock it a little if you found it to be too hot in your system.
by xan_user
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: i still use windows xp on the desktop
Replies: 30
Views: 17917

Re: i still use windows xp on the desktop

8300ati wrote:One advantage of Windows 10 is that you can have a slideshow of all your favourite photographs as wallpaper.
7 has that too. MS' powertoy let you do that on xp.
by xan_user
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: [WTB] HDPLEX H1.S Case
Replies: 10
Views: 12457

Re: [WTB] HDPLEX H1.S Case

BTW while that case is sweet. it's overkill for ~95% of silent builds.
dont let the lack of that case, at a good price, stop you from building a silent PC!
by xan_user
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"
Replies: 7
Views: 3696

Re: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"

One can point to it to show people on forums how badly informed they are. Showing forum goers how badly informed they are is important! :) so not really for SPCR, but for everyone on other sites ? Why would SPCR staff waste their time? its rated at 39 db, and will be much higher in our chamber. jus...
by xan_user
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where to place fan filter?
Replies: 4
Views: 2597

Re: Where to place fan filter?

think about it... if you put it inside, it would be impossible to clean and the fan would still get funked up with dust.
by xan_user
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"
Replies: 7
Views: 3696

Re: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"

SPCR testing a cooler marketed at 39db, is it april 1st already?
by xan_user
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 60726

Re: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

Is there a particular reason why the WD Greens aren't mentioned when speaking about extra storage? I do know the difference between a Blue, Green and Red, but I was wondering wether not mentioning the Greens means they are not to be recommanded? I think its because everyone was fed too much FUD abo...