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by cerbie
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
Replies: 12
Views: 4304

Re: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)

Noctuas generally offer low value, and very low performance, with unneeded extras, in the retail packaging. But, the noise amount at low RPMs, and overall quality, are there. IMO, Arctic Cooling's F14 PWM is a good value alternative. But, given the Redux's price for the next day, I'd go for that, in...
by cerbie
Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Raijintek Aeneas mATX Cube Case
Replies: 4
Views: 3244

Re: Raijintek Aeneas mATX Cube Case

If you wanted to work at it, I'm sure you could do it, but it doesn't look made for it, by a mile. Silverstone's PS07 can easily be made inaudible when idling for any hardware that fits, though is a challenge for heavy loads, and the TJ08-e can be made whisper quiet for almost any load (the big fan ...
by cerbie
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 51448

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

Many are GTX 670 PCBs, it seems, which I guess are dropin compatible. I'm awaiting my 2nd sample of MSI's. The first wasn't as bad as some YT videos (that their mics were picking such noise up over their case fans is :shock:), but it basically would not shut up, except at the most extreme idle state...
by cerbie
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 51448

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

I've got my 2nd one on the way, an MSI. The first (also MSI) had coil whine that was quite audible just web browsing with GPU acceleration on, which is simply not acceptable, and got really bad with any games or 3D testing programs. Outside of benchmarking, I can't stand having V-sync off, so that's...
by cerbie
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT Kraken G10 Graphics Adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 7620

Re: NZXT Kraken G10 Graphics Adapter

In the days of mITX or MATX systems, 2 radiators will be hard to stuff into those small cases. If a case can be part of the upgrade, there are plenty of options, even with smaller cases, and many will have enough room as-is, if they did not go with slim desktop form factor small cases. I will likel...
by cerbie
Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 15034

Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

If you can go with H chipset and if you want to avoid any potential DPC latency issues, then take a look at the H97 mobo's. They can be reasonably priced (at least here in the US). Some examples. Do you know if the Z97 chipset is also a safe bet if one wants to avoid DPC latency issues? Try to find...
by cerbie
Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet pc build for photo editing
Replies: 14
Views: 5040

Re: quiet pc build for photo editing

Yes. The kernel includes the features, but there are different tools to manage them on different distros. Being Linux, there are new kernel features to replace the old ones, and so on, so the details are always a moving target, with some distros even supporting multiple power management packages. Bu...
by cerbie
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Food for thought on hyper threading and using more cores.
Replies: 9
Views: 5328

Re: Food for thought on hyper threading and using more cores

What about video transcoding? Don't tools like Handbrake use up all cores/threads that you have? Yes, and they tend to get returns from HT. But , you need to have expectations of use in mind. I can think of only a handful of times where cutting down video encoding time by 10x would have made any re...
by cerbie
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Food for thought on hyper threading and using more cores.
Replies: 9
Views: 5328

Re: Food for thought on hyper threading and using more cores

So it will take a little bit longer for someone doing some crazy live streaming thing while gaming? Irrelevant. Get over yourself if you really think you're important enough that someone cares to watch you play computer games! That's an example scenario to test, by someone that is making videos peo...
by cerbie
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet pc build for photo editing
Replies: 14
Views: 5040

Re: quiet pc build for photo editing

Just a couple of questions if I may: I can see from your list of suggestions, cerbie, that you've not included any S or T CPUs. Is it because the energy efficiency gains that can be had with a 65W or a 35W CPU can be emulated in a 85W CPU if you undervolt? I think I read somethng along these lines,...
by cerbie
Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define R4 vs Obsidian 550D vs ???
Replies: 20
Views: 10730

Re: Define R4 vs Obsidian 550D vs ???

Yes, it has those back mounts. But, also, with the moving parts involved, you could use tape or velcro, and put SSDs anywhere, too.

With a different CPU fan already, the Hyper212+ should be perfectly fine.
by cerbie
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet pc build for photo editing
Replies: 14
Views: 5040

Re: quiet pc build for photo editing

so I'm torn between deciding on a system now and waiting for the next-generation Broadwell processors (which will reputedly offer lower power consumption that current Haswell processors). Is it possible to have a quiet system (audible but not intrusive in a quiet room with low-level ambient noise) ...
by cerbie
Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define R4 vs Obsidian 550D vs ???
Replies: 20
Views: 10730

Re: Define R4 vs Obsidian 550D vs ???

The Hyper212+ seems like an odd choice. Maybe it will be drowned out in the R4, or maybe not. I'd get something a little more sure to be inaudible and/or pleasing. I personally have found no fan from Cooler Master to be satisfactory, to date. I would avoid LiteOn for the ODD, as you never know if yo...
by cerbie
Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quality of fans
Replies: 5
Views: 2511

Re: Quality of fans

Half of it is getting louder as they age, since the fans almost always ball bearing. The other half is the noise character. Like anything else you get exposed to on a regular basis, you gradually learn to pick out more of it than when you first hear it, so an easy to tune out whirring whisper gradua...
by cerbie
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: To IRST or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 4536

Re: To IRST or not?

The driver, iastor, works in both AHCI and RAID mode, and works fine if you don't have any option for RAID mode. There is no harm in installing IRST (which is not present at all in your BIOS; it is a Windows software package). If you find it to be a problem, or can't use it to do something like run ...
by cerbie
Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New S12G-550 louder than 3 year old stock video card
Replies: 0
Views: 1679

New S12G-550 louder than 3 year old stock video card

Just got a new build together. The important bits are: Silverstone PS07B 2x Noctua NF-S12A-PWM Thermalright Macho Gigabyte Windforce GTX 460 (carried over, has 2 fans about 80mm) Until swapping out the case fans, the stock ones were the loudest things in there, running at full speed. Upon installing...