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by quest_for_silence
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 21022

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

Unfortunately those Silent Wings 3s are another example of taking what I could get for cheap on Kijiji. I know that I'm not really using them correctly, and the Silent Wings 2s are quieter at the bottom end of their RPM. The 1600rpm SW3 HS has a min speed of a bit above 400rpm and less than 450rpm ...
by quest_for_silence
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 21022

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

That's another issue: although less quiet, it's more efficient than Be Quiet SW so it can squeeze more cooling prowess from the Ninja. Ok, That's something I will bear in mind as well. While looking to see if I still have the scythe I did find a Cougar V12HB in a drawer, so I will see if that is a ...
by quest_for_silence
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 21022

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

My "non-answer" is that your goals look like maybe a tad too much ambitious for your described resources. Certainly a valid answer. Well, my first concern is that an oc'ed Haswell-E is a tad too much hot for a Ninja with a low spinning fan: while this heatsink is perfectly adequate for a 115x CPU, ...
by quest_for_silence
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 21022

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

The Question I would like to know what you would do to improve this setup and move towards achieving my goals. My "non-answer" is that your goals look like maybe a tad too much ambitious for your described resources. Said that, did you tried the original Scythe fan on the Ninja? And moreover, were ...
by quest_for_silence
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1080 Ti Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 40436

Re: GTX 1080 Ti Review Compilation Thread

Abula wrote:We really need SPCR to review GPUs.

SPCR is mostly dead, Abula, get over it, and all three of us are basically zombies waiting for Godot.
by quest_for_silence
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for a near silet 200mm fan with 140mm mounting holes
Replies: 6
Views: 3989

Re: Looking for a near silet 200mm fan with 140mm mounting h

Abula wrote:do you know if the coolermaster BOE is looking to replace have also the 154mm?

Well, as far as I know (it should be 153-154mm) it does fit.
by quest_for_silence
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for a near silet 200mm fan with 140mm mounting holes
Replies: 6
Views: 3989

Re: Looking for a near silet 200mm fan with 140mm mounting h

Abula wrote:not sure if the mounting holes match 140

No, it does not: as on most of 200mm fans, the holes are at 154mm.
by quest_for_silence
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM4 MBOs seem rather flimsy
Replies: 13
Views: 11259

Re: AM4 MBOs seem rather flimsy

Thank you mate!
by quest_for_silence
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Computer upgrade: need advice on case and fans
Replies: 5
Views: 3532

Re: Computer upgrade: need advice on case and fans

What fan do you recommend me to buy for my cpu cooler and for my case if I don't like the fractal fans? Broadly speaking, fans selection mainly depends of your sources: please link to what's available to you. Said that, the CPU fan mostly depends of your budget, while for case fans that mainly depe...
by quest_for_silence
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX580 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 6155

Re: RX580 Review Compilation Thread

Gunbuster wrote:TechPowerUp's Sapphure RX 580 Nitro+ LE 8GB review https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sap ... us/29.html

50-70W more, on load, than the slightly less fast RX 480: albeit with a far better thermal target, not that good... I hope AMD will hit the spot, sooner or later.
by quest_for_silence
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What PSU for my SILENT build?
Replies: 12
Views: 7938

Re: What PSU for my SILENT build?

Fugol wrote:yeah that's true, still it's also true that the fan spins at 40% load, so if one could manage to stay under that % most of the time, this would be the quiter solution, would it not?

Well, all in all I guess it won't worth that much:
RM550x.jpg
RM650x.jpg

Do what you think best.
by quest_for_silence
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What PSU for my SILENT build?
Replies: 12
Views: 7938

Re: What PSU for my SILENT build?

Fugol wrote:but still I want enough watts to safely plug in the second card. still both 650 and 750 should be fine if I'm not wrong.

With two 1070, 550W are enough, 650W more than enough. Check twice, the RM650x is not surely quieter than the 550W, its fan spins faster.
by quest_for_silence
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Computer upgrade: need advice on case and fans
Replies: 5
Views: 3532

Re: Computer upgrade: need advice on case and fans

As for the CPU cooler, I will try with the Hyper 202 first and see what happens. I meant to replace the cooler fan, not the cooler itself: the Hyper 212 Evo is enough good for cooling an i5, but the stock fan is mediocre/bad sounding ones over 5-600rpm. How are the fans that come with the case? You...
by quest_for_silence
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What PSU for my SILENT build?
Replies: 12
Views: 7938

Re: What PSU for my SILENT build?

EVGA B3 - a new series, starting at 450W (easily enough for one CPU + one VGA), also semi-fanless, Bronze, should be cheaper than Corsairs Basically untested, a Leadex-based design but with cut corners (cabling, for instance) over the B2, and with increased power density: I mean, it's not a safe be...
by quest_for_silence
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Computer upgrade: need advice on case and fans
Replies: 5
Views: 3532

Re: Computer upgrade: need advice on case and fans

My father passed away about 2 months ago I'm sorry for your loss, but welcome on SPCR. So here are my questions: - Is the 200R a good case? Not exactly: it's cheap, flimsy, it lacks airflow and sports mediocre/bad sounding fans. Said that, there are worse options around but, while it might be good ...
by quest_for_silence
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What PSU for my SILENT build?
Replies: 12
Views: 7938

Re: What PSU for my SILENT build?

so.... what PSU should I choose? I'm oriented to the Be Quiet! Power Zone 650W for the direct 3 case fan plug and for the 3 minutes of cooling after sistem shut down, these features seems to come only with this PSU. But... Is it really quiet? Which PSU? Definitely NOT the Power Zone: it *IS* rather...
by quest_for_silence
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DAN A4-SFX
Replies: 10
Views: 22848

Re: DAN A4-SFX

Thanks a lot for sharing, greatly appreciated! :wink:

Too bad the A4 is so expensive, but I think you will enjoy it despite the price tag! :mrgreen:
by quest_for_silence
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU needed for my system
Replies: 22
Views: 19116

Re: PSU needed for my system

I read on the Silverstone page "The fanless mode operation deactivates when PSU’s internal temperature reaches 55°C.", and you said "...around 25°C you should expect that kind of fanless operation range with the Silverstone (as recorded by ComputerBase): with higher ambient temps, YMMV...". So I'm ...
by quest_for_silence
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Seasonic PRIME Titanium Review
Replies: 2
Views: 3152

Re: New Seasonic PRIME Titanium Review

Bottom line seems to be outstanding electrical performance efficiency and build quality, but fan acoustics get noisy when running above 300W. I look at anything Fylladitakis writes about acoustics in a suspicious light. Those are the fan curves at 40-47°C of the 650W and 850W as recorded by THG: 65...
by quest_for_silence
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU needed for my system
Replies: 22
Views: 19116

Re: PSU needed for my system

Luca, so do I understand correctly that if ambient temps in the room and computer exceed 25°C, the Silverstone fan will start spinning regardless of power draw? No, unless I'm misunderstanding you, I think you got it completely wrong. I just said that >180W fanless operation is referred to an ambie...
by quest_for_silence
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU needed for my system
Replies: 22
Views: 19116

Re: PSU needed for my system

Thanks. If the little Silverstone 80mm fan stays off under 180W draw, then I do understand the appeal of that unit. Any PSU fan controller (set aside digital ones like for instance Corsair AXi ones) is temperature-driven. So around 25°C you should expect that kind of fanless operation range with th...
by quest_for_silence
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU needed for my system
Replies: 22
Views: 19116

Re: PSU needed for my system

I place build quality and reliabilty as my top priority, followed by quietness, then efficency. Does that help? Build quality wise the EVGAs (any) and the Corsair RM550x are about equal, top notch, while the FSP-based Silverstone is a tad below: it's rated 50°C by FSP, so its build quality is relat...
by quest_for_silence
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU needed for my system
Replies: 22
Views: 19116

Re: PSU needed for my system

toronado455 wrote:Setting price considerations aside for the moment, I want to be clear how you would rank those PSU models.

With reference to what? Performance, build quality? Quietness with reference to your setup?
by quest_for_silence
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asrock motherboard quality?
Replies: 10
Views: 6886

Re: Asrock

boe wrote:Anyone try asrock motherboards? Any opinion?

Lots of us, just search the forum: since Intel 8x chipsets, they have been (and they are) among the finest available.
by quest_for_silence
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet card for 4k/5k desktop use?
Replies: 15
Views: 7905

Re: Quiet card for 4k/5k desktop use?

When you say "semi-passive", you mean it stops the fans at low temperature? Exactly. I was thinking about the RX 480. It's a fine, less expensive option. The Radeon drivers seem to be better, less crapware etc, With reference to my own experience, I don't think so: and about bloatware/unnecessary o...
by quest_for_silence
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet card for 4k/5k desktop use?
Replies: 15
Views: 7905

Re: Quiet card for 4k/5k desktop use?

MoJo wrote:I'm looking for a graphics card that is quiet when used with 4k/5k desktop. I currently have a 7970 and the fan ramps up quite a bit with a 4k screen and web browser open.

I guess any seriously reviewed semi-passive one, even a 1060, which had the right connectors for the job, would do the trick.
by quest_for_silence
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU needed for my system
Replies: 22
Views: 19116

Re: PSU needed for my system

Luca, do you consider the newer EVGA SuperNOVA G3 Series to be a step down from the previous G2 Series? You don't like the fan in the G3? The G3 (SF Leadex II based) is mostly a different trade off than the G2 (SF Leadex based), rather than a slight refinement. Super Flower increased the relevant p...
by quest_for_silence
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU needed for my system
Replies: 22
Views: 19116

Re: PSU needed for my system

but ~$80 and passive for your loads. Not modular but a very shy casing, less than $50 and passive as well as the EVGA G3 for OP expected power draw, at first glance I like the Silverstone ST-30SF V1.0 more for that job (and it's specifically marketed by Silverstone for NAS jobs). Otherwise, whether...
by quest_for_silence
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent PC for gaming
Replies: 25
Views: 9301

Re: Silent PC for gaming

I was curious if you guys knew of any silent black fans or black and white fans. Do you think the default GP-12 Fractal fans will be good enough? Nexus Real Silent Case Fan is a long standing SPCR reference for 120mm fans. If you rather the 140mm, the Thermalright TY-147 is a nice option, but it's ...
by quest_for_silence
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 4238

Re: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

valnar wrote:Basically a similar design, although one external 5.25" would be sufficient. micro-atx board, probably low-powered external video. Nothing hot, heavy for gaming.
The Silverstone KL-06 might be a viable option.