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by xan_user
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 62072

Re: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

So the last page is incorrect, but the article table data is correct, is that correct? that table has an * on it, as the stock GPU speeds were (obviously) too loud (for a decent SPCR build guide). 1680 RPM @ 31~37 dBA@1m Vs manually set at its lowest setting that still prevents throttling 1260 RPM ...
by xan_user
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest ITX Case for this setup (without a graphic card)
Replies: 7
Views: 4127

Re: Smallest ITX Case for this setup (without a graphic card

Hi, I am looking for the smallest case I can fit this stuff into: i3-6100 with boxed cooler ATX PSU 1xSSD, 1xHDD, 1xODD (can be a slim one) no dedicated graphic card. I have checked out a lot of cases but it seems that most waste a lot of space for a dual slot graphic card which I won't use. I assu...
by xan_user
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC
Replies: 36
Views: 13280

Re: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC

All the pico does is to convert +12v to the other voltages needed. And since most stuff run on +12v and it's possible to feed stuff +12v directly from the brick, it could be argued that you hardly need a picoPSU at all.. ;) just be aware the minibox pico's barrel connector cant handle much more tha...
by xan_user
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quietest 140mm led fan with decent airflow?
Replies: 5
Views: 2825

Re: Quietest 140mm led fan with decent airflow?

Thanks! that is a pretty old article - are they still the best? hard to say. as a general rule most of us here tend to stay away from led fans because they are often made of a more brittle plastic, that have a tendency to resonate more than softer (damper) materials. since this is the fan that's cl...
by xan_user
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC
Replies: 36
Views: 13280

Re: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC

Custom pico PSU seem to be popular in china, I read up they had pico PSU "rated 500w", when pair with Dell 240w, they have no problem running a non k i5 and 970. that is not possible. you can not get more watts from dc/dc PSU than what the brick puts out. (in fact, you will always get less, due to ...
by xan_user
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Firefox 44 was bad news for me
Replies: 8
Views: 4730

Re: Firefox 44 was bad news for me

Updated to Firefox 44 last week and it didn't do the one thing you really want a browser to do - browse. Spend a couple of hours over a couple of days trying to debug the bastard (clean installs, safe mode, registry scrub, firewall rules, A/V check, etc.) with no joy. Finally reverted to 43.0.4. So...
by xan_user
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC
Replies: 36
Views: 13280

Re: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC

Upgrading to the G4400 is a good idea. However I a mgoing to stick to the Streacom case, this is the starting point of the whole build ! Regarding the HDPLEX PSU, it should be able to handle the load of a G4400 + 750 ti. However, some do not like the idea... http://www.overclock.net/t/1542018/mini-...
by xan_user
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Getting a software based 3 pin fan cooler?
Replies: 12
Views: 4098

Re: Getting a software based 3 pin fan cooler?

no installed server level raid card is going to stay much under 60c ish while in use.

if your server room doesn't get over 90f your card should be happy as a pig in slop.
by xan_user
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Suggestions for New House Design?
Replies: 4
Views: 10631

Re: Suggestions for New House Design?

A good plan is key, too many cooks spoil the pot.
here's what happens when multiple contractors do multiple remodels without planning ahead...
by xan_user
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to reduce noise of Asus R9 280x Directcu II
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

Re: How to reduce noise of Asus R9 280x Directcu II

good stuff. sounds like you are well on your way to silence. to get that GPU much quieter will probably make a fan swap and/or case ducting.
by xan_user
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to reduce noise of Asus R9 280x Directcu II
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

Re: How to reduce noise of Asus R9 280x Directcu II

Welcome to SPCR!
Gazmatron wrote:I just wonder is there any other way to lower noise and temps
what case and with what case fans?
what is the highest ambient room temp you might see in a given summer day?
what are your temps and rpms at max load?
by xan_user
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC
Replies: 36
Views: 13280

Re: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC

or, maybe i didnt get you quest. -thought you were telling OP to get a full sized PSU, and that DC-DC like hdplex wouldn't cut it.
by xan_user
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC
Replies: 36
Views: 13280

Re: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC

No: if you're going to add a dedicated GPU, lean towards 200w-class PSU. thats what i used to say.... ....till I sent back my clicking 500 watt PSU and replaced it with a HDPLEX 250 watt. what a great little PSU! http://www.hd-plex.com/HDPLEX-250W-Hi-Fi-DC-ATX-Power-Supply-16V-24V-Wide-Range-Voltag...
by xan_user
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?
Replies: 15
Views: 5734

Re: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?

get the Kotetsu, spend the saved 12 on beer.
by xan_user
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: One cable beats my months of effort.
Replies: 1
Views: 8109

Re: One cable beats my months of effort.

Ah, the oh-so-often-overlooked tip #1 in silent computing, put PC in the other room! :mrgreen:
by xan_user
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: [WTB] HDPLEX H1.S Case
Replies: 10
Views: 12468

Re: [WTB] HDPLEX H1.S Case

welcome to spcr!




...chance of finding that case used = slightly less than bigfoot riding a unicorn, into atlantis....
by xan_user
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC
Replies: 36
Views: 13280

Re: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC

I know of no mobo, with onboard dc jack, that can also power a discrete GPU.
by xan_user
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Home utility usage: how much do you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 3099

Re: Home utility usage: how much do you use?

Are dual flush toilets common in the US at all?
whats common around here is to only flush when needed, and usually just find a tree for #1 anyways.
by xan_user
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: want input on my build
Replies: 9
Views: 4129

Re: want input on my build

.. my tower will be in, basically a drawer, in my desk(it's made to have a PC in it, but with the door closed there is no airflow .. Really, really, really bad idea for a PC with a high powered gfx card...let alone possibly two. Where do you expect the heat to go? It'll get really loud and then it'...
by xan_user
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dual Xeon Setup - InWin 909/Supressor F51
Replies: 11
Views: 5541

Re: Dual Xeon Setup - InWin 909/Supressor F51

No one should ever buy thermaltake. They are exactly what is wrong in PC design. All they have ever accomplished is blatant thievery and disingenuous advertising. That is the beauty of the free market. I can go out and buy crap like Thermaltake and listen to people whine about it like children on t...
by xan_user
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: want input on my build
Replies: 9
Views: 4129

Re: want input on my build

raid is for servers, so they can stay running when a drive or 2 fails.
there is simply no need for raid in the home, or even in a sizeable office scenario. dont learn that lesson the hard way. (just my 2 cents.)
by xan_user
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 & Z170N-WIFI
Replies: 5
Views: 6761

Re: Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 & Z170N-WIFI

on that note, how cool would it be to be able to buy a mobo/GPU with "works with speedfan" as a selling point?!
by xan_user
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dual Xeon Setup - InWin 909/Supressor F51
Replies: 11
Views: 5541

Re: Dual Xeon Setup - InWin 909/Supressor F51

No one should ever buy thermaltake. They are exactly what is wrong in PC design.

All they have ever accomplished is blatant thievery and disingenuous advertising.
by xan_user
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Loudness etc: Tempest in a Teapot
Replies: 22
Views: 19815

Re: Loudness etc: Tempest in a Teapot

I have been wearing ear plugs at most amplified concerts - you actually can hear better, and avoid the ringing ears, too. look at the people working at the shows and playing onstage. 99%+ have hearing protection. shoot, i even make a habit to wear plugs when im working in the server room. (wait, th...
by xan_user
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Beware the Kraken!
Replies: 2
Views: 9518

Re: Beware the Kraken!

Takuwind wrote: CPU: i5-6600K
how much are you going to overclock it?
by xan_user
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: DAC
Replies: 7
Views: 9481

Re: DAC

Thanks for all the suggestions...going to have to spend a little time reading up on them. and yes, i want a DAC mainly to eliminate pc noise, and not so much for the high fidelity and super bitrates. when i upgraded to a higher wattage GPU and PSU to run it, the noises that used to be barely noticea...
by xan_user
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I purchased a R9 380
Replies: 8
Views: 3797

Re: I purchased a R9 380

You have nothing better to do right? Going across the internet, nipping misconceptions in the bud, saving the world. im not sure why you are offended. that was never my intent. just trying to help people build silent pc's. for some, understanding how heatpipes and heatsinks operate, helps them alon...
by xan_user
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I purchased a R9 380
Replies: 8
Views: 3797

Re: I purchased a R9 380

not being negative. just cant figure out where the idea that heatpipes, moving 100+ watts of heat, should not be "hot to the touch" comes from. just trying to nip this misconception in the bud, before it gains more steam.
by xan_user
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I purchased a R9 380
Replies: 8
Views: 3797

Re: I purchased a R9 380

Ill admit, I stopped reading at "Heatpipes are very hot to the touch."

- they should be very hot, that is their job. they are moving a lot of heat away from a very hot source. if they were not "very hot to the touch", then its time to show concern.
by xan_user
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: DAC
Replies: 7
Views: 9481

DAC

Can anyone recommend a decent DAC for my PC to feed my whole house? I certainly dont need anything audiophile grade, but want to avoid the junk... (goldilocks zone) I currently use the 3.5 analog jack on mobo, and split it to my small pc speakers and also a preamp/mixer that then distributes the sou...