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by Pappnaas
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mounting a CPU heatsink without the backplate
Replies: 15
Views: 6663

Re: Mounting a CPU heatsink without the backplate

It is pretty obvious that in order to use a big cooler you'll need a big case nad a big enough Mobo. This is like you won't fit a V8 Hemi in a Smart 2 seater's motor compartment. To play this one save, i'd suggest sticking to NoFan recommendations for compatible hardware, so you might check out thei...
by Pappnaas
Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need PSU/Cooler/Case choose for quiet build
Replies: 18
Views: 7598

Re: Need PSU/Cooler/Case choose for quiet build

The EVGA data sheet claims 42A for the PSU when using with a Core i7 CPU.

Turn to Google and find some reviews for actual power draw.

You are free to follow EVGA and buy any 1300W PSU you like.
by Pappnaas
Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC / Light to Medium Games
Replies: 60
Views: 21074

Re: HTPC / Light to Medium Games

What if Windows screws up? What if a windowsupdate-of-death lurks around? Personally i am no friend of any of those software dependend cooling solutions, because one thing i have learned in the last 15 years of working in IT: If you rely on a software, chances of failure are high. Of course, there a...
by Pappnaas
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have a lot of problems with my monitor. Need suggestions!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3028

Re: I have a lot of problems with my monitor. Need suggestio

Hard to tell. From your description, i'd guess the monitor doesn't recognize the signal from the DVI port. Only way to rule out different things would be cross testing: -different DVI cable -different PC (before connecting, switch different PC a low resolution) -different monitor -different signal i...
by Pappnaas
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC / Light to Medium Games
Replies: 60
Views: 21074

Re: HTPC / Light to Medium Games

PSU (Noise levels??? Concerned...) Super Flower Golden Green HX 350W Seasonic 360W G - 360 ( 80 + Gold ) Be Quiet! L8 - 300W Pure Power 80 + Bronze Others? The SuperFlower was tested by computerbase and they found it to be louder than a Seasonic G-550, so i'd recommend the G-360. Subjektive Einschä...
by Pappnaas
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 16276

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

I've had a lot of good experiences with SPCR. But the signal to noise ratio isn't high enough for me any more. I'll restrict any future questions to extremely limited topics with strictly specified requirements. Please don't generalize to much, some of the content in here could have been exchanged ...
by Pappnaas
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FD Define R4 airflow thru bottom vents when on a rug?
Replies: 4
Views: 2693

Re: FD Define R4 airflow thru bottom vents when on a rug?

I'd prefer Lodestars solution, but you could just see to it, that you raise the case by mounting different stands, replacing the rather flat original rubber ones. Combining both doesn't hurt either.
by Pappnaas
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC / Light to Medium Games
Replies: 60
Views: 21074

Re: HTPC / Light to Medium Games

A few random thoughts: -Xilence fans are bad, try some Noiseblocker or even Arctic Cooling 80mm -if you use a USB DVB-S card like http://geizhals.de/at/technotrend-tt-connect-s2-4600-a813401.html you could go for a Node 304 (no ODD) or a CoolerMaster Elite 120 or Sugo SG02-F in white or the one Abul...
by Pappnaas
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 16276

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/ar ... ml?start=1

The W1 has a top which could host 2 fans, but for cat's sake you could just seal them from the inside. The top is said to have a dust filter according to the linked review.
by Pappnaas
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Slim 80mm fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 1634

Re: Slim 80mm fans?

Have a look at

http://skinflint.co.uk/?cat=coolfan&xf= ... _15#xf_top

I'd recommend to try one of the Noiseblockers. But all 80mm fan will move next to nothing if undervolted. YMMV.
by Pappnaas
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670
Replies: 10
Views: 3760

Re: Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670

Fan noise of the 6670 in your link will be noticeable.

But you could disable the stock fan, buy a 80mm fan, set it @5V and fasten it to the card somehow (cable ties?).

Something like in
http://www.overclock.net/t/828160/how-t ... pu-fan-mod
by Pappnaas
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet combo rig
Replies: 13
Views: 8909

Re: Quiet combo rig

Or you need a fan mate.
by Pappnaas
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help: SFF video editing PC as silent as possible
Replies: 23
Views: 4934

Re: Please help: SFF video editing PC as silent as possible

There is a considerable venting but not active cooling: I would assume that the temperature won't exceed room's temperature by more than 5 degrees, that means PC air temp is 30 °C in the worst case. Depending on how the venting plays out in reality, you construct a hotbox. Since the ISK moves pract...
by Pappnaas
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 120mm or 200/220mm fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

Re: 120mm or 200/220mm fan?

In addition to posting your specs, you should tell us if or what other case fans you are using.

Do you use all front HDD cages or just the bottom one? Have you removed the other HDD cage?
by Pappnaas
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Zalman R1
Replies: 4
Views: 5458

Re: Zalman R1

Judging from the pictures on the homepage it looks pretty restricted on the intake. R4 has a bottom intake and uses the whole length of the front for side vents.

My guess is: No, won't match R4, probably not even close.
by Pappnaas
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: SSD bottleneck - new mobo, SATA controller or wait?
Replies: 33
Views: 14965

Re: SSD bottleneck - new mobo, SATA controller or wait?

Again as we expected, the write speeds weren’t so fantastic. In AS SSD a sequential write speed of just 75MB/sec is well below that of a decent 3.5in hard disk, and 80MB/sec speed in ATTO disc benchmark corroborates this. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2010/07/21/crucial-realssd-c300-64gb...
by Pappnaas
Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Powerful gaming / unity / Photoshop rig
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Re: Powerful gaming / unity / Photoshop rig

Some random thoughts: -CPU: think about a Xeon E3 -Don't use RAM with heatspreaders, those are obsolet and could block CPU fan -AC hybrid watercooling for GPU is not tested here, but from what i have gathered isn't more silent than some of hte 780 with air cooling -for CPU cooling look for a Macho, ...
by Pappnaas
Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte vs Asus Fan Control
Replies: 34
Views: 21009

Re: Gigabyte vs Asus Fan Control

As to the Asus led problem: Use some macgyver duct tape and cover this led.

No need to disconnect the led and risk losing warranty. Just cover it up. Mainboard-makeup :lol:

Thr R4 does have a built-in fan controller, you could use that for the case fans and let them run @fixed voltage.
by Pappnaas
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget
Replies: 12
Views: 3231

Re: Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget

After a quick search i found one with S1150:

Gigabyte GA-H81N-D2H

But i wouldn't recommend buying it.
by Pappnaas
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget
Replies: 12
Views: 3231

Re: Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget

quest_for_silence wrote:I think they're not mITX, aren't they?
You are 100% right, was somehow thinking mAtx... sry.
by Pappnaas
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget
Replies: 12
Views: 3231

Re: Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget

I would prefer onboard wifi so i can keep the pcie slot free. Then use an USB wifi stick. I only realised my sound card will be no good as its pci and not many boards come with pci slots any more. ASRock Z97M Pro4 ASRock H97M Pro4 ASUS H97M-Plus ASUS Z97M-Plus Those should have a PCI slot. And if y...
by Pappnaas
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair 760T - Kinda freakin cool!
Replies: 38
Views: 15361

Re: Corsair 760T - Kinda freakin cool!

Mostly correct: but that's why back up exists, isn't it? Moreover data recovery never came for cheap (so that only business-class users may afford it: but those surely will have backups). +1 And back in the days when CS601 was a good case, we would not use any intake fans at all. We even cut holes ...
by Pappnaas
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Haswell-ready power supply without a smell
Replies: 8
Views: 4124

Re: Haswell-ready power supply without a smell

You could use the old PSU and get Molex to SATA adaptors. Smells can not only come from the paint but comes mostly from the glue, plastic materials and the board inside, so chances are high that a cheap PSU will be made of cheap (and smelly) materials. General problem with smell is nearly the same a...
by Pappnaas
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Why are people talking about 120mm fans still? curious
Replies: 6
Views: 3885

Re: Why are people talking about 120mm fans still? curious

If your case can make use of 140mm fans, then you should use them. Simply because they can move more air at lower rpm. But if you find out that your computer runs quiet enough while using 120mm fans and the temps are good, then i wouldn't change the fans. Simply because there is no need. Most CPU co...
by Pappnaas
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gaming, Low profile and 0db at idle
Replies: 41
Views: 13153

Re: Gaming, Low profile and 0db at idle

Even our friend quest_for_silence here admitted that he didn't really try to make it work. Even though he is more prone than others to have a real use for this feature. I didn't bother trying this feature too. Just because IMVHO if you want to save power by zero-coring your GPU, the most consistent...
by Pappnaas
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gaming, Low profile and 0db at idle
Replies: 41
Views: 13153

Re: Gaming, Low profile and 0db at idle

You can't compare a 7750 to a 750TI because the 750TI renders three times faster. Games that will run on the Nvidia would shurely have to be drilled down to get similar frame rates on a 7750. Point is: Low profile cooler have a hard time coping with load temps, will need fast spinning tiny fans. The...
by Pappnaas
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silently Air Cooling an H440 effectively: trying and failing
Replies: 36
Views: 26597

Re: Silently Air Cooling an H440 effectively: trying and fai

i second the thoughts of push/pull being nonsense for silent computing. The trick was not to pick a case with intake restrictions in order to allow free air flow and just use some exhaust fan. As to the OP, i guess you should ditch the 440 and get some case that isn't suffocating on the intake. Just...
by Pappnaas
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New project- cooling with copper metal foam *gaming rig*
Replies: 3
Views: 8367

Re: New project- cooling with copper metal foam *gaming rig*

oh, this one slipped my attention. Thx Luca.

Might merge those two threads or close this one.
by Pappnaas
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New project- cooling with copper metal foam *gaming rig*
Replies: 3
Views: 8367

New project- cooling with copper metal foam *gaming rig*

This is an interesting project i came across... http://www.silentpowerpc.de/ Right now the company is looking for funds to... I think this is something to watch and see, if it turns out well. Silent Power is one of the most exciting crowdfunding projects in Germany. Support us and seal your Silent P...
by Pappnaas
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Using old Asus ATX mobo LGA775 for NAS?
Replies: 8
Views: 10626

Re: Using old Asus ATX mobo LGA775 for NAS?

In spite of baytrail, you will have a hard time beating a 2-bay QNAP or Synologie prebuild NAS in power consumption.

If you are happy with the supplied functions, a prebuild NAS should rule the power charts.