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by boost
Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Gaming/Media/HT PC System Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 5865

Re: Quiet Gaming/Media/HT PC System Advice

this http://www.scan.co.uk/products/noctua-nh-u12p-se2-dual-fan-quiet-cpu-cooler-intel-775i7i5-and-amd-am2-3-compatible and spare myself the hassle... Take note that cooler doesn't sport PWM fans. Anyway: a) there's no hassle at all ordering from Scythe, and their EU service is very kind and helpfu...
by boost
Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Gaming/Media/HT PC System Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 5865

Re: Quiet Gaming/Media/HT PC System Advice

mcm77 wrote:Great, thanks, this is useful to know: Will check how I can do that with the heatsink I selected above, or consider switching to another heatsink that has two fans out of the box.
Buy a Scythe Glidestream 120mm PWM and use zip-ties.
by boost
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Gaming/Media/HT PC System Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 5865

Re: Quiet Gaming/Media/HT PC System Advice

However, I am getting tempted on the idea of overclocking: Spent time reading on this, but as a complete OC n00b, some advice on how to get things right will be very appreciated: Is it enough to just get i5 4690K + AsRock Z97M Pro4 (for ~£52 more) in my build? Do I need higher clock RAM, different ...
by boost
Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Streacom announces the ZF240 (ZeroFlex) fanless internal PSU
Replies: 1
Views: 3276

Streacom announces the ZF240 (ZeroFlex) fanless internal PSU

240W internal PSU for FC5 Evo, FC9 and FC10 cases. No 6-Pin PCIe :( :evil: .
Press release and product page.
by boost
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which PWM fans on i5 Haswell + Prolimatech Genesis
Replies: 15
Views: 5463

Re: Which PWM fans on i5 Haswell + Prolimatech Genesis

Btw, is it possible to replace a memory stick without dismounting the entire thing? I don't think so. Only 2 screws hold it in place, not too much work to dismount and remount. The Genesis is very wide it will probably block the first PCIe slot. I couldn't use it, because that's where my graphics c...
by boost
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 850 Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 7887

Re: Samsung 850 Pro

Only one review (Googlenglish) mentioned that this ssd produces a lot of electrical noise (buzzing, hissing) when its accessed and some crackling even when idling.
Could be a problem with a preproduction sample for the reviews.
by boost
Sun May 25, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent PC for audiophile use (fanless)
Replies: 9
Views: 3902

Re: Silent PC for audiophile use (fanless)

Why do you want to use a PC? An audiphile (SA)CD/Bluray Player like the Denon DBT-1713UD can play all the music formats you like and you can connect an external drive via USB with all your flac files. I have never been happy with onboard sound from mainboards even via S/PDIF. Audiphiles use asyncron...
by boost
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Spinpoint M9T 2tb 2.5" 9.5mm
Replies: 11
Views: 8780

Re: Spinpoint M9T 2tb 2.5" 9.5mm

dan wrote:also of interest to ps4 fans
No, PS4 doesn't boot.
I ordered one in an external enclosure, hope it's not the version with soldered on USB. It should arrive today.
This drive has been announced month ago, but is just now showing up in retail channels.
by boost
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build advice appreciated
Replies: 17
Views: 5427

Re: Build advice appreciated

quest_for_silence wrote:Director9 wrote:
Similar programs available to set the fanspeed in linux as fanxpert2,


AFAIK there is not such a solution under Linux.
Ahem: lm_sensors. pwmconfig & fancontrol. Same effect but no GUI.
by boost
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: laptop equivalents of the FHD IPS baytrail windows tablets?
Replies: 3
Views: 22003

Re: laptop equivalents of the FHD IPS baytrail windows table

The Yoga 2 is pretty costly. If I'm going to spend $1200, I'd likely buy Lenovo's t440s. Or a 13" retina macbook pro. There are rumors of a "retina" macbook air refresh this year. I don't really care about retina (or other ultra-high DPI displays); I just wish they'd abandon TN panels. Prices for t...
by boost
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Alternate Cooling Setup for Asus GTX660 DC2O
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

Re: Alternate Cooling Setup for Asus GTX660 DC2O

I'd ziptie one 12cm to the S1 or the original cooler, and possibly use it with this adapter so it's GPU controlled, and use one fan as an intake fan. I use the adapter myself with a Thermalright TY-150.
by boost
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New build louder than my old HP Pavilion...
Replies: 10
Views: 4926

Re: New build louder than my old HP Pavilion...

From the netherlands. The problems so far...the front 120 fan and the 140mm fan. both are blowing in. 120 at 1400rpm. The 140 is not noticed. The rear 120 fan is quiet and blows at 800 Did you plug in the fans to the mainboard fan headers? If not do so. You can go into the BIOS (UEFI, really) and r...
by boost
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: laptop equivalents of the FHD IPS baytrail windows tablets?
Replies: 3
Views: 22003

Re: laptop equivalents of the FHD IPS baytrail windows table

Some thoughts: The Bay Trail Dell Venue 11 has eMMC. There's one reason you don't find regular notebooks at that size and price. The reviews for the 8" Miix where less than enthusiastic about build quality. The best you can get fanless at this size is probably the HP Spectre 13". Some notebooks can ...
by boost
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: NAS build: part list feedback?
Replies: 16
Views: 10144

Re: NAS build: part list feedback?

I think Bay Trail is the way to go, the Supermicro A1SRi-2558F 4-core Bay Trail will come out in ~2 weeks. It has 6 Sata ports, enough for your Nas. The HFX solution is incompatible and total overkill for an Atom board. If your worried about the CPU temps, a chipset cooler with a heatpipe like the X...
by boost
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Home Server with casual gaming
Replies: 25
Views: 11794

Re: Home Server with casual gaming

That's correct, boost, but Corsair main ones are IMHO still better: Didn't know the 24-Pin Atx has a flat cable. The Seasonic one is one inflexible $'*#! micro ATX Case = ? some i came across: BitFenix Prodigy M AeroCool DS Blue Edition SilverStone Temjin Evolution TJ08-E SilverStone Fortress FT03 ...
by boost
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Case for compact HTPC build
Replies: 6
Views: 4423

Re: Case for compact HTPC build

One last question: the article mentions a Asus P8H67-I Deluxe mini-ITX motherboard. Is there a more up-to-date board for the i3 that you can recommend? Intel iX- 4 XXX CPus are Socket 1150 only intel 8-sereis chipsets need apply. MSI H81, H85 and Z87 ITX boards have the CPU socket in the same loaca...
by boost
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Home Server with casual gaming
Replies: 25
Views: 11794

Re: Home Server with casual gaming

But I stand still my previous advice: the Corsair RM 450 seems a safer (and noticeably cheaper) bet. Take also note that Corsair RM-series have far better cabling than Seasonic (FSP/Silverstone/et c.), and in a small enclosure IMHO it is *vital*. I vote for Corsair, even though Seasonic is using th...
by boost
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Fanless version of Gigabyte GA-C1037UN
Replies: 3
Views: 4121

Re: Fanless version of Gigabyte GA-C1037UN

An interesting observation from the specs: Do not disassemble the onboard CPU/chipset and the heatsinks by yourself to avoid damage to these components. Not entirely sure what this means for how the heatsink is attached. So does this mean you can't do a heatsink swap on one of the fan cooled versio...
by boost
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Aftermarket cooling and which mfgrs void warranties
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Re: Aftermarket cooling and which mfgrs void warranties

The Quote from MSI says something like: According to the terms of our warranty replacing the cooler is not expressly forbidden, therefore it's allowed.Should a defect occur during the waaranty period, [the cooler replacement] is only relevant. if the defect is caused by "improper handling" [original...
by boost
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A config parts to review to your experienced eys
Replies: 8
Views: 2989

Re: A config parts to review to your experienced eys

MB : ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Try the ASRock Z87 Extreme 4 CPU-Cooler : Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.C + (2x) Ventilateur PC Noctua NF-P14 FLX (running at 550rpm) That combination is almost 100€! A Scythe Mugen 4 is 35€ comes with a good fan and has a similar performance to the Megahalem, a 1° higher temp...
by boost
Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case advice on a possible new build
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Re: Case advice on a possible new build

Aeorocool DS : larger choice of boards, pretty closed system, noisy rearfan it seems, PSU limitation a problem?, biggest the my current choices The cases has an unusual 200mm front fan that is not quiet and not easily replaceable. Fractal Node 304 : a little more open, restricted to miniitx only, P...
by boost
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: asus gtx-670 vs msi gtx-670 gaming
Replies: 19
Views: 7194

Re: asus gtx-670 vs msi gtx-670 gaming

Proudx wrote:Now if I can just get the msi gtx-760 to idle below 34% or 980rpm it would be even better!
The fans are limited by the cards bios to 30%.
You could flash the bios with a lower value.
Or y+ou could swap the fan for another TY147 with this adapter and attach it with zip ties.
by boost
Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet Thunderbolt array storage?
Replies: 1
Views: 2568

Re: Quiet Thunderbolt array storage?

No. Does anyone have any recommendations? 4 drives minimum, nothing ridiculous maximum. SATA/SAS I'm not hugely concerned as long as throughput is at least in the 500MB/sec-or-pretty-near class in RAID5. How? A single drive averages 100MB/s (@ 5X00 RPM)- 140MB/s (@ 7200 RPM). In Raid5 with 4 drives ...
by boost
Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: micro-ATX cases - SFF ( <10L)
Replies: 5
Views: 2251

Re: micro-ATX cases - SFF ( <10L)

The Sea Sonic SS-300TGW is semi fanless up ~100 the fan will stay off and it's 80+ gold certified. The Chenbro 719 should be tall enough for the Big Shuriken so it's fan can double as the single system fan.
by boost
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: micro-ATX cases - SFF ( <10L)
Replies: 5
Views: 2251

Re: micro-ATX cases - SFF ( <10L)

Chenbro PC719 + Sea Sonic SS-300TGW + Scythe Big Shuriken. An inexpensive combination with room for four low profile cards. There aren't many CPU coolers that fit in the Silverstone LC19. If you want a powerful server that runs at high loads I wouldn't recommend it. Streacom and HDPlex are top notc...
by boost
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: WC gaming rig, noise?
Replies: 25
Views: 24721

Re: WC gaming rig, noise?

A passive radiator is completely silent. I don't knpw how big it has to for your system.
by boost
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: WC gaming rig, noise?
Replies: 25
Views: 24721

Re: WC gaming rig, noise?

By 'worth', I only have two metrics: - Visuals & general aint-it-cool points - Noise Watercooling might not be the answer. - Visuals (& general aint-it-cool points) -> NZXT Hue -Noise If the pump is inaudible you still have fans. The ones you already have are the best you can buy the only thing lef...
by boost
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finishing my first quiet PC - please advise
Replies: 3
Views: 1429

Re: Finishing my first quiet PC - please advise

The PowerColor SCS3 R9 270 is hte fastest passive graphics card available. It's ~30% faster than the 260X and has a single 6-Pin power connector. Running it without a fan is probably not a good idea, though. With a single 120mm Noctua fan with the ULN adapter it should be the most silent you can get...