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by quest_for_silence
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is there a gold PSU that is not so expensive?
Replies: 10
Views: 4887

Re: Is there a gold PSU that is not so expensive?

I did a search on NewEgg and filtered for Gold, Platinum, and Titanium up to 500W - and there are 33 PSU's under $100. The least expensive is $50 (Raidmax 500W Gold SLi / Crossfire ready, and it is modular). https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152068 Jeez, Neil, Raidmax is one...
by quest_for_silence
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ryzen is OUT!
Replies: 25
Views: 11686

Re: Ryzen is OUT!

... not for silencers, ... What do you mean? The CPU makes no noise, and Ryzen don't draw more power than Intel's equivalents (but benefit more from better cooling). The 1800x is roughly equivalent to a 5960X, and an HEDT isn't best suited for low noise system (hint: look at the overclocked power d...
by quest_for_silence
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is there a gold PSU that is not so expensive?
Replies: 10
Views: 4887

Re: Is there a gold PSU that is not so expensive?

Tilltech wrote:be quiet! Straight Power 10 500W CM is pretty great from all I've read, except the price.

Is there an alternative that is not so expensive?
Bitfenix Whisper M.
by quest_for_silence
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ryzen is OUT!
Replies: 25
Views: 11686

Ryzen is OUT!

https://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/luke-hill/amd-ryzen-7-1800x-cpu-review/12/ http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-7-1800x-cpu,4951-11.html http://www.techspot.com/review/1345-amd-ryzen-7-1800x-1700x/page6.html http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_ryzen_7_1800x_processor_review,7.h...
by quest_for_silence
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which Fan: SilentWings 3 vs. Corsair ML Pro vs. NB eLoops?
Replies: 13
Views: 14810

Re: Which Fan: SilentWings 3 vs. Corsair ML Pro vs. NB eLoop

Where I'm still stuck is I could use hearing from more SilentPCReview-oriented opinions comparing the SilentWings to the Corsairs to the Nosieblockers. There's no match, IME/IMHO: albeit I didn't tested the ML140 (just the ML120), at the lower paces the Be Quiet SW3 win hands down, noise-signature ...
by quest_for_silence
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question about BQ24075's output voltage
Replies: 1
Views: 2190

Re: Question about BQ24075's output voltage

I can't help but you might also ask here.
by quest_for_silence
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Small Footprint Silent Lab PC
Replies: 7
Views: 22234

Re: Small Footprint Silent Lab PC

Tephras wrote:Here's the reason:

And it may never do: I already saw good knowledge sites going down (Xbit Labs, for instance).
by quest_for_silence
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: anything in the near future worth waiting on for a new PC?
Replies: 8
Views: 3491

Re: anything in the near future worth waiting on for a new P

Olle P wrote:though I certainly didn't notice any form of improvement over 8GB.

I did: I'm used to have dozens and dozens of Firefox tabs open, and with 16Gb life is much easier.
by quest_for_silence
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc
Replies: 39
Views: 13765

Re: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc

But, power ICs tend to be sturdier animals... ...with an hard work. :wink: Very recently Corsair had an entire PSU batch with an high failure rate: eventually, switching the sturdier animals within the relevant AVL, they solved the issue. In the OP case, those S12 are likely the most reliable Seaso...
by quest_for_silence
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc
Replies: 39
Views: 13765

Re: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc

Still broadly speaking the most prone to fail parts due to heat are likely rectifiers/mosfets I would have gone for secondary side caps. With reference to ginahoy's own concern, silicon are the weakest point: you may use 125°C japanese everywhere but that won't save you from not decent/degraded sil...
by quest_for_silence
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc
Replies: 39
Views: 13765

Re: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc

What's the difference? Big difference. You made the point that my fan swap is a trade-off between noise and longevity. I could care less if I reduce remaining life from, say, 3 years to 2-1/2 years. But I do care if the modded power supply overheats to the point that fails in the near term, especia...
by quest_for_silence
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 66930

Re: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

My concern about fans is whether these are the ones Mr.Lee used: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00FZM30YG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Likely no (the Phanteks used by Lee was no more built/sold), and in case they're not worth to mention. BTW there are several suitable 140mm fans, ...
by quest_for_silence
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc
Replies: 39
Views: 13765

Re: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc

Well, you did say I needed a thermal camera in response to my comment about probe placement. I thought perhaps you were using sarcasm to make your point, which is why I asked if you were serious. Again, your reply sounded like you were being dead literal in your recommendation. So now you've make i...
by quest_for_silence
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 66930

Re: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

mcw918 wrote:Hi I want to build a similar system and I need a 980Ti for hackintosh.

What components would you guys suggest to change based on previous comments about fan and psu?
About PSU, why would you want to change it?

About fans, how does MacOS control fans?
by quest_for_silence
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc
Replies: 39
Views: 13765

Re: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc

I'd add that if a talented engineer like Artistides relies upon a thermal camera instead of a thermal probe, there's a chance that's the way to do. :wink: I may not be a PSU designer but I do know a fair amount about measurement and instrumentation (I have managed calibration and procedures for an ...
by quest_for_silence
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc
Replies: 39
Views: 13765

Re: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc

I guess you need a thermal camera (check a detailled PSU review like those on THG or TPU made by crmaris ). Seriously?! Seriously: how can you assess the cooling prowess point-by-point? I'd add that if a talented engineer like Artistides relies upon a thermal camera instead of a thermal probe, ther...
by quest_for_silence
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need Help Silencing Rig
Replies: 12
Views: 11505

Re: Need Help Silencing Rig

wastehero2 wrote:-As far as the noiseblocker it's not terrible at 1050rpm and only really produces a slight humming sound but yeah I wish it went down a little below 1k RPM
Noctua NA-SRC7 (YMMV BTW)
by quest_for_silence
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc
Replies: 39
Views: 13765

Re: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc

Turns out the spare fan in my closet was a Scythe SFF21E, which has fluid dynamic bearing (FDB). It's rated at 1200 CFM so it should be fine given my system's modest power consumption. It's definitely quieter than the stock fan. I keep my office at about 69F in the winter. Before it gets hot again,...
by quest_for_silence
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 59891

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

Olle P wrote:it's being drowned out by the 1800rpm Gentle Typhoon I use for the air intake (*), which is barely audible.

I suppose you don't usually drive it at 1800rpm, do you? :wink:
by quest_for_silence
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 purchase advice
Replies: 11
Views: 5149

Re: GTX 1070 purchase advice

Thanks for sharing! :wink:
by quest_for_silence
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 purchase advice
Replies: 11
Views: 5149

Re: GTX 1070 purchase advice

gsilver wrote:Ok. I figured out what's going on with the Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming GTX 1070.

So, the fans runs at fairly decent speeds at load, but it has a somewhat buzzy sound profile. I probably wouldn't recommend this one.

Sorry, I didn't get you: did you actually use a replacement card?
by quest_for_silence
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DNK-H Silvery: my small, quiet and powerful build.
Replies: 6
Views: 11884

Re: DNK-H Silvery: my small, quiet and powerful build.

VERiON wrote:I have my CPU (i5-4690K) cooled only by case fan
Not exactly: IIRC you also have a huge heatsink on that CPU.
by quest_for_silence
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting new PSU, EVGA Supernova G3 550W
Replies: 4
Views: 5046

Re: Interesting new PSU, EVGA Supernova G3 550W

Abula wrote:Not a big fan of CWT, but i believe also makes the RMx so it might be fine either way.
AFAIK actually the Whisper M was developed on the RMx design basis, it's sort of an evolution of the RMx.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bit ... 805-4.html
by quest_for_silence
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting new PSU, EVGA Supernova G3 550W
Replies: 4
Views: 5046

Re: Interesting new PSU, EVGA Supernova G3 550W

The real alternative to the RMx is the Bitfenix Whisper M. IMHO, of course.
by quest_for_silence
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: G4400T vs G4400 (reducing TDP via Windows processor state)
Replies: 4
Views: 3277

Re: G4400T vs G4400 (reducing TDP via Windows processor stat

eadmaster wrote:and my system constraints.

Which are your "system constraints"? On your signature I wasn't able to see any.
by quest_for_silence
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Coil whine
Replies: 8
Views: 4850

Re: Coil whine

Do you think a silent case (like nanoxia deep silence) would help much with the coil whine? Your mileage may vary: it might either help or not, depending of whine intensity, case placement, your lucky star... did you try to pinpoint the actual noise source more precisely putting the rig out of the ...
by quest_for_silence
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Coil whine
Replies: 8
Views: 4850

Re: Coil whine

Then I dont think I have a power meter. Sometimes mild brown-outs may cause whine: actually I had an ASUS and a Seasonic which whined when mains went under, I solver the issue with an UPS with AVR, albeit in both cases it was an oc'ed rig. For usb I only use a DJ controller. And sometimes 2 HDD doc...
by quest_for_silence
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc
Replies: 39
Views: 13765

Re: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc

LongJan wrote:Can tell you directly that if air has to choose between...

That's about the same for the PSU... :wink: :)
by quest_for_silence
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Coil whine
Replies: 8
Views: 4850

Re: Coil whine

Which is the mobo? Do you have a power meter? Motherboard is MSI P67A-GD65. Ok, so no IGP. And I have a multimeter yes. I meant a power meter, not a multimeter: I wanna know your AC mains, how much it is, and whether/how it varies when you hear that whine. Last but not least, how many USB devices d...
by quest_for_silence
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Coil whine
Replies: 8
Views: 4850

Re: Coil whine

Which is the mobo? Do you have a power meter?