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by Pappnaas
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Steiger Dynamics HTPC Case - $749 - would you buy it?
Replies: 18
Views: 6005

Re: Steiger Dynamics HTPC Case - $749 - would you buy it?

Maybe it's just the good feeling that things you have spend big money on do look like they cost a fortune?

'cause if you have a living room with designer furniture and stuff that cost more than my and your car together, you do not want to have the cheapo PC look?

YMMV
by Pappnaas
Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on building quiet PC
Replies: 21
Views: 6025

Re: Advice on building quiet PC

+1 for too many fans

You'll probably get away with:

1 fan on Kotetsu, set to PWM by BIOS
1 exhaust fan, set to fixed voltage, i'd try 9V first
1 PSU fan, controlled by PSU

Seal all side panel openings with black card board, check temps and adjust fan voltage + pwm settings
by Pappnaas
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Any way to completely switch off the GPU when not needed?
Replies: 13
Views: 4761

Re: Any way to completely switch off the GPU when not needed

I got your point :D But I'm not talking about hardware, it's just the fact that dozens of security risks are not being patched atm in XP, so as long as you connect to the internet, some malicious software could sent destructive mails from your account and you'd have a hard time protecting yourself a...
by Pappnaas
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Any way to completely switch off the GPU when not needed?
Replies: 13
Views: 4761

Re: Any way to completely switch off the GPU when not needed

I hope you are well aware that running XP is a risk nowadays?

Might be time to turn to Win7, which has also a better power management. If your system can't run W7 at decent speed, it might be time to move to a new PC.
by Pappnaas
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan advice! Please :)
Replies: 10
Views: 2983

Re: Fan advice! Please :)

flurgina wrote:quest_for_silence voted least helpful answer of 2014.
For someone coming into here looking for help and advice, i think this is a rather bold statement. If you want to have spoon fed knowledge, hire a PC expert and pay the asked price. :mrgreen:
by Pappnaas
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 24x7 - Low Power Consumption Internet Connected PC
Replies: 5
Views: 2474

Re: 24x7 - Low Power Consumption Internet Connected PC

Kabini vs. BayTrail aka. pick your poison http://www.techspot.com/review/806-amd-kabini-vs-intel-bay-trail-d/page9.html And depending on the efficiency your PSU has, it might not matter which CPU to get, if your PSU is not able to serve low power with decent efficiency, since we're talking around 30...
by Pappnaas
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Imitating old USB2.0 external drives
Replies: 3
Views: 2570

Re: Imitating old USB2.0 external drives

Why can't you buy them any more?

USB 3.0 are doing the same job connected to an USB 2.0 port and deliver USB 2.0 speed.
by Pappnaas
Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which case and AIO liquid cooler for quiet X99 OC build?
Replies: 20
Views: 7363

Re: Which case and AIO liquid cooler for quiet X99 OC build?

AIO are simply for those, who need the performance and do not care much about noise. As said in the SPCR review, you can get nearly the same performance with an equal noise level or even better for half the money. If you have the room in your case and do not want to do extreme oc, that is. Going ful...
by Pappnaas
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need help with my computer constantly overheating
Replies: 10
Views: 3393

Re: Need help with my computer constantly overheating

Welcome to SPCR!

You should give us some more info, which board is it exactly, which case, PSU and fans you are using?

And most important, which CPU cooler is being used?

If you could supply some pictures, we could see even more and might be able to help you better.
by Pappnaas
Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Any way to completely switch off the GPU when not needed?
Replies: 13
Views: 4761

Re: Any way to completely switch off the GPU when not needed

Your ATI 4350 is from 2009. Back then the idle power consumption was guessed around 10-12W http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=51914 Given that any modern Intel CPU beats your card using the integrated GPU in benchmarks, i highly doubt that the back-then lowest idle consumption woul...
by Pappnaas
Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Are PicoPSU-like supplies the best option at low loads?
Replies: 30
Views: 23394

Re: Are PicoPSU-like supplies the best option at low loads?

Just a thought that occured to me: Pico-PSU's reputation comes from the days before any PSU efficiency rating was invented. So compared to the best PSUs back then, their efficiency was unrivaled. But todays gold/platinum/titanium rated PSUs seem to have caught up in low power efficiency, so it reall...
by Pappnaas
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 9, the number for endings
Replies: 3
Views: 3152

Re: 9, the number for endings

If you speak out "9", it sounds like the german word for "no"

Windows "Nein" :-)
by Pappnaas
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Any way to completely switch off the GPU when not needed?
Replies: 13
Views: 4761

Re: Any way to completely switch off the GPU when not needed

If your talking about a desktop pc, then the answer is no. There is no mechanism to switch off PCIe cards implemented. Most newer cards will power down to really low consumption when the monitor is going into power save. When using multiple monitors, some cards will not cut the power down as low as ...
by Pappnaas
Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Zotac CI320, any real life experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 4011

Re: Zotac CI320, any real life experience?

Well, that is the main problem with "closed" boxes, if you happen to need a provider not contained, you are totally dependend on a software update by the manufacturer. And in most cases, those updates seem to be scarce. The raspberry will certainly not run windows, but XMBC is available: http://wiki...
by Pappnaas
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC / Light to Medium Games
Replies: 60
Views: 21074

Re: HTPC / Light to Medium Games

Samsung is working on a fix.

I'd suggest going Intel or Crucial instead, albeit the new Toshiba's have earned good reviews, but it is probably to early to have some founded long time experience with those former OCZ products.
by Pappnaas
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li PC-62 case with 80mm fans... or could it be imroved?
Replies: 46
Views: 12738

Re: Lian-Li PC-62 case with 80mm fans... or could it be imro

The B10 looks pretty restricted on the front intake. There seems to be no bottom hole or intake in this case, so cooling is dependant on the few openings on either side of the front fascia. Past Lian-Li modells with front door have shown that they suffer from restricted intake area, nearly forcing t...
by Pappnaas
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Zotac CI320, any real life experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 4011

Re: Zotac CI320, any real life experience?

Sry, i hav no experience with that one.

But nearly everthing on your list can be done by a WD TV box or even a raspberry pi, so you might get the same using less energy and you do not have to bother with Windows at all.
by Pappnaas
Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li PC-62 case with 80mm fans... or could it be imroved?
Replies: 46
Views: 12738

Re: Lian-Li PC-62 case with 80mm fans... or could it be imro

As for the Vidoeocard think about getting a GTX 750 or 750i. Those modells are considerably more powerful while generating considerably less noise.

Silencing a 7700 might end up being more costly than selling the card and getting a new one.
by Pappnaas
Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan Question
Replies: 29
Views: 8523

Re: Speedfan Question

but isn't the point of speedfan that I set the parameters, irrespective of temp? If you don't want to have any temp dependend rpm, you won't need speedfan at all. Set fans to 5V or 7V and close the case. Why bother with any software at all? And if you want to change fan voltages on the fly, think a...
by Pappnaas
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Micro ATX Silent Light Gaming Build
Replies: 51
Views: 12379

Re: Micro ATX Silent Light Gaming Build

Which fan exactly ramps up and gets noisy? And yes, i'd start replacing the stock fan on the 212 first. Keep in mind that any 120mm fan reaching rpm of 800 or more can get louder than when spinning at 600 rpm. In addition the amount of air moved by different fans can result in different cooling whil...
by Pappnaas
Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC / Light to Medium Games
Replies: 60
Views: 21074

Re: HTPC / Light to Medium Games

Smartest thing would be to post stats of your server here and then either keep the new parts because of reasons or return them for refund.
by Pappnaas
Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52307

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

MSI 970 review from hwluxx (german) page 6 for their noise/power draw testing

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/ar ... -test.html
by Pappnaas
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first successful near silent gaming rig
Replies: 19
Views: 9034

Re: My first successful near silent gaming rig

IMHO we won't get 4k gaming that soon. Because as long as 4k gaming hardware isn't widespread or standard, publisher would have to supply 2 versions of any game, one 1080p and a 4k version. This means higher developing costs and depending on the engine used even twofold programming. Not very likely,...
by Pappnaas
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Disk - can I turn it off?
Replies: 7
Views: 3500

Re: Hard Disk - can I turn it off?

The old school strategy for backup media is to keep them separated from the source. Keeping the disk inside of your backup source brings more risks. An external USB 3.0 2.5" HDD is a sufficient backup target for any Win7/8 PC and still small enough and hassle free, since it doesn't need external pow...
by Pappnaas
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC / Light to Medium Games
Replies: 60
Views: 21074

Re: HTPC / Light to Medium Games

A 2nd HDD to prevent data loss? That's a fail, get an external HDD and do backups. RAID or a copy to another HDD is of no real use in order to prevent data loss in case of HW failure. The only thing that prevents data loss is a backup. Any kind of RAID just ensures availability, but if something goe...
by Pappnaas
Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Haswell Low Power Builds
Replies: 20
Views: 17542

Re: Haswell Low Power Builds

T or S or standard CPU?

viewtopic.php?p=588222#p588222
by Pappnaas
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HSF for i7-4790 in temjin tj08-e
Replies: 16
Views: 4697

Re: HSF for i7-4790 in temjin tj08-e

In germany our local shops do mount coolers supplied by their customers, they might charge a few bucks premium for it, but they'll do it.

But yes, all of those will work fine, albeit the Thermalrights have an inferior fan compared to the Noctua.
by Pappnaas
Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mounting a CPU heatsink without the backplate
Replies: 15
Views: 6664

Re: Mounting a CPU heatsink without the backplate

i might have missed something, but and safe gaming when placing the window cover back over the top panel and letting that big front fan spin. doesn't match with I'm not convinced of the ability of the Macho or HR-22 to safely keep the CPU cool, in fanless operation with no fan spinning, and only con...
by Pappnaas
Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mounting a CPU heatsink without the backplate
Replies: 15
Views: 6664

Re: Mounting a CPU heatsink without the backplate

I was already thinking that a tiny case like the Core V1 which still fits a GPU card, would have been the perfect small semi-passive build: fanless operation most of the time (with the Palit KalmX or a Strix in there), and safe gaming when placing the window cover back over the top panel and lettin...