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by xen
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can you recommend me a 950
Replies: 13
Views: 6298

Re: Can you recommend me a 950

The 4-pin resistor cable at lightake.com is apparently no longer being produced.

So I haven't found anything else yet that can do it, nor may it be very necessary, since you can apparently mod the BIOS of at least the 970 and 980, so assumedly also for the 960 and 950 bioses.

Regards.
by xen
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Story of my computer @ home
Replies: 0
Views: 6419

Story of my computer @ home

So I guess during the summer of 2014 I was kinda busy enriching my home, in retrospect I went too fast which caused things to fail. I've had a Athlon X2 5050e system for a long time -- well, since 2009 I guess, or 2010 - In an old case, the AOpen HQ45 (Blue), which I still think is an amazing design...
by xen
Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: It is so hard finding a PSU doesn't have high pitched noise
Replies: 19
Views: 8994

Re: It is so hard finding a PSU doesn't have high pitched no

I discovered that the whining becomes much less if I put more load on it.

So I am running a few cores at maximum now, as I usually do (to heat the room).

Now I don't notice it really ;D.
by xen
Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RMx series PSUs: quiet operation but without Link
Replies: 14
Views: 8644

Re: Corsair RMx series PSUs: quiet operation but without Lin

No, I think you probably misunderstand: my answers were concise and at the same time aimed to be somehow precise. You are pretty arrogant, you know that? But I guess you soften down the road. It mainly depends of the words of choice: if you don't like flat ribbon cables, there's no issue, I don't l...
by xen
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RMx series PSUs: quiet operation but without Link
Replies: 14
Views: 8644

Re: Corsair RMx series PSUs: quiet operation but without Lin

You don't have to go all "I know everything better" you know... Just because you are a rational guy doesn't mean I'm wrong. And just because something is more expensive, doesn't make it less cheap. You see what I mean? Those "Flexforce" cables don't radiate quality at all. Most people that look at i...
by xen
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RMx series PSUs: quiet operation but without Link
Replies: 14
Views: 8644

Re: Corsair RMx series PSUs: quiet operation but without Lin

So basically the RMx is superior to the RM? I bought the RM because it looks nicer :p. Dunno why else. But it is rather a cheap item. If for no other reason than that the cables are not sleeved. In my recollection I haven't recently had a PSU without sleeves. The Tagan 330 that is still in my sig to...
by xen
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: It is so hard finding a PSU doesn't have high pitched noise
Replies: 19
Views: 8994

Re: It is so hard finding a PSU doesn't have high pitched no

I once had a DAC that whined while it was turned off (standby). The PSU was faulty (adapter). The PSU was outside of the unit, just a normal brick. But it was the unit that started whining, not the power brick. I don't know why my Seasonic S12II just started whining a lot. I guess it had been increa...
by xen
Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: CPU bottlenecking?
Replies: 7
Views: 2998

Re: CPU bottlenecking?

There is a guy who has done a "debunking bottlenecking" video that kinda blew up on him as his i7-now-i3 did really start "bottlenecking" his whatever high end card he was using. So a reasonable i3 really started bottlenecking his GTX 980 or whatever he used. But with an i5, nothing really changed. ...
by xen
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 950 review compilation thread
Replies: 17
Views: 11817

Re: GTX 950 review compilation thread

Just a quick heads up on the "MSI GTX 950 2GD5 OC". I have acquired the card but am going to send it back for a GTX 960. Small picture: http://www.xen.dds.nl/f/i/products/MSI_GTX_950_2GD5_OC-small.jpg This card has a fan that runs between 1500 and about 1800 rpm. I don't think it has gone higher eve...
by xen
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can you recommend me a 950
Replies: 13
Views: 6298

Re: Can you recommend me a 950

According to a post in this thread about the 750Ti, there is going to be a high chance that my 1500 rpm minimum fan might have some rather high mininum rpm setting, that is to say, a rather high starting voltage. If this is true my sweet little cables aren't going to do much. Except turn the fan off...
by xen
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video card making high pitched annoying noise. Want better.
Replies: 11
Views: 5740

Re: Video card making high pitched annoying noise. Want bett

Old thread. Was the GPU fan the culprit? It doesn't seem like a fan would usually make a high-pitched noise. I do have a Seasonic S12II 330 that does a bit of coil whine now and then.
by xen
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can you recommend me a 950
Replies: 13
Views: 6298

Re: Can you recommend me a 950

I just ordered the short noisy MSI I wanted. Still jealous of that EVGA. So I don't know why the hell I am ordering something that only looks good. Apart from the fact that I prefer 2x DVI connections and not a row of DisplayPorts. I guess the jealousy stems from not having the money for something m...
by xen
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can you recommend me a 950
Replies: 13
Views: 6298

Re: Can you recommend me a 950

Hi Thanks. Perhaps I should have said that I consider the EVGAs to be butt-ugly :P. I'm kinda jealous of that card. I never was jealous in the past of anything mostly. Now I'm jealous of much about everything. Such low noise / fan speed is of course exactly what you want. It would even fit in my cas...
by xen
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can you recommend me a 950
Replies: 13
Views: 6298

Re: Can you recommend me a 950

Currently the GPU is / was to be used for Diablo3 but I also want to play Overwatch. And I bought Borderlands 2 once upon a time, but haven't been able to play yet. Then I want to get back into WoW battleground gaming some time. So that's like 3 blizzard games. Recommended minimum specs for Overwatc...
by xen
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can you recommend me a 950
Replies: 13
Views: 6298

Re: Can you recommend me a 950

Thank you. So that is really the truth about "WindForce". Yes, my apologies. I had noticed... I have noticed many times that what other people call quiet or even silent usually means that in a silent room, the noise dominates everything. My PSU, the Seasonic SII12, is called "very quiet". Well, if y...
by xen
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can you recommend me a 950
Replies: 13
Views: 6298

Re: Can you recommend me a 950

I thought so. The header is smaller, thinner. So I'd either need to take the male header from the existing fan, and put it on the cable, put the male header from the cable on the existing fan, or get two of those fan headers if i can and put them on the cable. but I don't have a soldering kit here. ...
by xen
Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can you recommend me a 950
Replies: 13
Views: 6298

Can you recommend me a 950

Currently the noisiest component of my system is a Seasonic S12II-330 PSU. I am meaning to replace that one as well. But at this time I am looking to purchase a GTX 950 graphics card. I must say I don't like the idle passive modes of PSUs and GPUs. I prefer a low constant fanspeed but that doesn't s...
by xen
Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 950 review compilation thread
Replies: 17
Views: 11817

Re: GTX 950 review compilation thread

There is a YouTube review of the MSI GTX 950 2GD5 OC, which is a single-fan card that looks really good and has 2 DVI, 1 HDMI and 1 DisplayPort. The review is by a Portuguese guy, a bit hard to understand but he is fast, compact, the video is of professional quality, and mostly what he mentions is t...
by xen
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12653

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

I have never seen a desk as amazing as that, seriously. The amount of space is just lovely. It feels SO good to have that amount of space available. I think it would improve my productivity by at least 20-25%. But that is also because my desk is currently in a position (slanted roof, too low) becaus...
by xen
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12653

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

By the way: that desk you have there looks pretty awesome too! I have never seen anything like that. I have tried once to make something primitive myself but I never fully went through with it, to my dismay. It looks as though it encloses your position and body a little *too* much, but it's one hell...
by xen
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12653

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

Yeah but I mean don't focus on your ears. Let the drive run for a while, and then turn it off instantly (so to speak) and then observe if you feel differently. If you don't notice any difference in how you feel, then obviously it doesn't (yet) matter to you at this point and there are then other thi...
by xen
Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12653

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

You shouldn't check whether you can hear it, but whether you can feel it when it gets turned off.
by xen
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Upcoming Antec Mini P180
Replies: 1
Views: 2611

Re: Upcoming Antec Mini P180

Since no one shows an interest, I haven't posted any images yet. I can only say that the plastic of the exterior is very cheaply crafted. A lot of irregularities and surfaces that don't really align all that good (when you talk about deviations of less than a millimeter or half) whereas the metal in...
by xen
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another silent htpc
Replies: 4
Views: 3616

Re: Yet another silent htpc

Aye, but just because compared to some objective criterium about how good something looks, such as what other people have done before you...
by xen
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: router comparison question
Replies: 8
Views: 11690

Re: router comparison question

Just want to mention that wi-fi can act strange... I was playing around with this Fonera router that I installed OpenWrt on and opened up two SSIDs (on the same BSSID obviously) one for private LAN and one for public WAN access only. And before long (actually pretty much immediately) people's mobile...
by xen
Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Synology NAS & LOTS of Fan Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 33049

Re: Synology NAS & LOTS of Fan Questions

Moderated post..xen please feel free to try again when you've landed.
by xen
Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: QNAP HS-210 passive NAS
Replies: 6
Views: 14536

Re: QNAP HS-210 passive NAS

I also have doubts about the thermal design. They can call it high technology but it is just a flat surface without any folds or patterns and we all know that heat dissipates much faster when the surface area is bigger. So in terms of "advanced design" that is just nonsense. Advanced design to me wo...
by xen
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Connecting a PC/file server to Xbox one?
Replies: 1
Views: 6503

Re: Connecting a PC/file server to Xbox one?

Hi Alex, I'm sorry you haven't had any (useful, or at all) replies yet. I'm not so sure about "best" solutions but what you would choose depends on what you want to have. Back in the day I had a real PC running Debian. It was my router (had 2 nics) and my file server and my webserver and my editing ...
by xen
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another silent htpc
Replies: 4
Views: 3616

Re: Yet another silent htpc

You know, you guys give me the feel of those Diablo 2 addicts I used to know. It's supposed to be fun you know. But for those people (the members of the diabloii.net single-player forum) it had turned into something they "just do". Come on, you can't be serious about some PC you are building being n...
by xen
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case
Replies: 22
Views: 12653

Re: Fanless i7 + 750ti benchtable open case

I just fell in love with them (it). It seems they have only one model, and it is a 140mm ??????. Some crazy dudes making 14cm fans who knows what for... http://www.prolimatech.com/uploadfile/en/newsinfo/201108/2011812104417702.jpg My case only has 200mm and 120mm positions, at least, the case that w...