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by Tilltech
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Multiple displays problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2739

Re: Multiple displays problem

It's set to PC screen only. I'll see later when I turn it off if it makes any difference.
by Tilltech
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Multiple displays problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2739

Multiple displays problem

I have a 15" laptop and a 27 inch monitor, which is connected to the laptop via HDMI. I never use laptop's monitor, although it's an excellent IPS screen. However, every time I turn on the laptop, I have to setup the multiple display all over again! Display-settings-->use only this monitor, so the l...
by Tilltech
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1080 Ti Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 37390

Re: GTX 1080 Ti Review Compilation Thread

From the review. remains passive up-to roughly 65 Degrees C Wow, that would basically mean that it would not be just quiet, but SILENT for about 80% of the time. And if you have two 140mm Silent Wings 3 blowing directly at it, as is the case with Define Mini c... They noted slight coil whine, but th...
by Tilltech
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: This seems like a huge problem!
Replies: 4
Views: 3119

Re: This seems like a huge problem!

Yes, I've already looked into SF600, it will always be loud. Define Nano S (with Silent Wing 3 PWM fans - 1 120mm, 2 140mm, these fans are inaudible at max rotation, so cooling should not be a compromise with silence) NOCTUA NH-D15S SSD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX AMD RYZEN 7 17...
by Tilltech
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: This seems like a huge problem!
Replies: 4
Views: 3119

This seems like a huge problem!

http://i.imgur.com/IvFrJSH.jpg 1. Possible solution is blower-type card, but blower-type cards are regularly louder than custom 2-3 fan cards, and slower. 2. Custom cards are more quiet, but they are blocked by the ATX-sized PSU. People report up to 5C increase! 3. If you go for an SFX-sized PSU th...
by Tilltech
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quick question about fan splitters
Replies: 3
Views: 2859

Re: Quick question about fan splitters

That's great, thanks.
by Tilltech
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quick question about fan splitters
Replies: 3
Views: 2859

Quick question about fan splitters

If a MBO has only one 4-pin chassis fan connector, and you want to connect 3 fans to it - 1 120mm and 2 140mm, all PWM, would it be safe and efficient to connect them through this?

The fans would be Silent Wings 3 PWM and the MBO would be Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX.
by Tilltech
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: InWin 301?
Replies: 4
Views: 4300

Re: InWin 301?

Yes, and latest Silent Wings 3 case fans are inaudible at max speed(about 60CFM)

Official fan specs:

2 x 120mm Front Fan / 240mm Radiator
1 x 120mm Rear Fan / 120mm Radiator
2 x 120mm Bottom Fan(Occupy a PCI-E slot)
by Tilltech
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: InWin 301?
Replies: 4
Views: 4300

InWin 301?

https://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll1280/11-108-530-V01.jpg?w=660&h=500&ex=2 I really like how it looks among all the other mATX cases, of which the very concept I find highly appealing. It doesn't come with any fans, but you can slap 3 120mm Silent Wing fans in it, and I...
by Tilltech
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: So, what's the verdict on 1080ti?
Replies: 6
Views: 5552

Re: So, what's the verdict on 1080ti?

Yes, but MSI, for the last few years, is known to have very efficient and quiet cooling solutions for their top GPUs.

Others not so much.
by Tilltech
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: So, what's the verdict on 1080ti?
Replies: 6
Views: 5552

Re: So, what's the verdict on 1080ti?

After reading the latest reviews the most quiet ones are:
  • Asus Strix
    MSI Gaming X
All that remains to see is the MSI Lightning Z.
by Tilltech
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: So, what's the verdict on 1080ti?
Replies: 6
Views: 5552

So, what's the verdict on 1080ti?

I think there are a couple more to be released yet and that will be it until Volta, but is it safe to say that the Asus one is the quietest one, as it appeared at the beginning?
by Tilltech
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Tempered glass craziness
Replies: 11
Views: 6979

Re: Tempered glass craziness

lodestar wrote:I suspect it is linked to the 'RGB everywhere' thing, a particularly good example is this Corsair Slate video from Hexus.net. RGB mouse mat anyone?
I don't get the RGB thing either. Why is this even a thing? Are people that bored with themselves?
by Tilltech
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What PSU for my SILENT build?
Replies: 12
Views: 7093

Re: What PSU for my SILENT build?

Fugol wrote:
CASE - Fractal Design Define R5 (no windowed panel)

Pretty sure that Silverstone KL07 is better in every way.
by Tilltech
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Tempered glass craziness
Replies: 11
Views: 6979

Tempered glass craziness

If you've been observing technology news for the last 6 months, especially the latest Computex, you must have noticed that practically all cases are tempered glass!

Is tempered glass conducive to sound isolation?

Even if it is I would not want a transparent case, wtf is going on...
by Tilltech
Sun May 28, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: High capacity HDDs
Replies: 3
Views: 3101

Re: High capacity HDDs

It says that Ironwolf is a NAS HDD, does that make any difference?
by Tilltech
Sun May 28, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: High capacity HDDs
Replies: 3
Views: 3101

High capacity HDDs

I've noticed that Seagate BarraCuda Pro 6TB is a lot more expensive than Seagate SkyHawk Guardian Surveillance, also 6TB. Features of both seem to be the same, SATA3, 7200rpm. Is there any reason for that? If you just want HDD for storage should you get the surveillance one, although it will never b...
by Tilltech
Thu May 18, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Perfect Computer Chassis: In Win 303C (Forget the KL07)
Replies: 11
Views: 5257

Re: Perfect Computer Chassis: In Win 303C (Forget the KL07)

grant2 wrote:LEDs? Glass panel? perfect is a matter of taste & priorities, mine don't include those :wink:
Yeah, I stopped reading after "glass panel".
by Tilltech
Wed May 17, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44692

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

I was just looking at some reviews, it seems that KL07 has the best sound insulation ever for a mid-case.

And airflow is excellent too with pre-installed 3 140mm fans.
by Tilltech
Tue May 16, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ultimate PC build-Can you see any compatibility issues here?
Replies: 11
Views: 4225

Re: Ultimate PC build-Can you see any compatibility issues h

So, has anyone been able to find 16GB 3000GHZ sticks, that, although not on the official list, are unofficially working?

I also read somewhere that sticks with XMP label are specifically designed for Intel, and are not even supposed to work with AM4 platform.
by Tilltech
Mon May 15, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ultimate PC build-Can you see any compatibility issues here?
Replies: 11
Views: 4225

Re: Ultimate PC build-Can you see any compatibility issues h

If it can fit that giant fan, then it can probably fit D15S-
Image
by Tilltech
Mon May 15, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ultimate PC build-Can you see any compatibility issues here?
Replies: 11
Views: 4225

Re: Ultimate PC build-Can you see any compatibility issues h

Noctua spec page. 32mm RAM clearance with 140mm fan. Standard DDR4 RAM height is 31mm plus whatever heatspreader is added Based on this image I think it should be OK unless the height is counted for un-slotted RAM? http://www.corsair.com/en-us/~/media/5FC141349866432692983AE3E53F57AB.ashx?w=750 LOL...
by Tilltech
Mon May 15, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ultimate PC build-Can you see any compatibility issues here?
Replies: 11
Views: 4225

Re: Ultimate PC build-Can you see any compatibility issues h

CA_Steve wrote: - There will be a performance hit running single channel RAM for apps that are memory intensive..
It is dual channel but would a single stick work?

And later I put another identical stick..

As for MBO, which one would you recommend?
Asus mATX boards have only one case chassis fan slot.
by Tilltech
Mon May 15, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ultimate PC build-Can you see any compatibility issues here?
Replies: 11
Views: 4225

Ultimate PC build-Can you see any compatibility issues here?

In terms of RAM and CPU fan clearance, I don't know how to actually check that. RAM Corsair 16GB DDR4 3000MHz, it looks like this MBO Asrock AB350M, AM4 CPU AMD RYZEN 7 1700 GPU GTX 1080 Ti Asus Strix PSU Corsair RM550x Case Define Mini C, (front 120mm fan will be removed, replaced with two Dynamic ...
by Tilltech
Mon May 15, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Nasty incompatibility surprise
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Re: Nasty incompatibility surprise

Ah, I see, you need to fill a special form with attached invoices for both the fan and the AM4 motherboard.

I didn't buy it yet, I said I was composing the list.
by Tilltech
Mon May 15, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Nasty incompatibility surprise
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Re: Nasty incompatibility surprise

Abula wrote:Did you buy the AM4 version? Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4.
That's not NOCTUA NH-D15S.
by Tilltech
Mon May 15, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Nasty incompatibility surprise
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Nasty incompatibility surprise

I was just finishing up composing all the components when I found out that NOCTUA NH-D15S is not compatible with AM4, i.e. Ryzen.

I don't know what to do now, I spent hours looking for a CPU cooler and that was by far the best air cooler for mATX case like Fractal Mini C.
by Tilltech
Sat May 13, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM4 MBOs seem rather flimsy
Replies: 13
Views: 10364

Re: AM4 MBOs seem rather flimsy

So, a safe bet would be to just get that 3000GHz model from that official list I linked.
by Tilltech
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Is this the best I can get for 400 Euros?
Replies: 2
Views: 11229

Re: Is this the best I can get for 400 Euros?

Yes, it was stated that with SSD the performance would be much better, and this model has it by default. I won't get anything that doesn't have an SSD. That particular CPU is quite new, it was released by the end of last year. But I'm not sure, what if I wanted to do some Adobe animations, would I g...
by Tilltech
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Is this the best I can get for 400 Euros?
Replies: 2
Views: 11229

Is this the best I can get for 400 Euros?

It's ACER Aspire ES1-533-P561:

RAM - 8GB
CPU - Intel Pentium N4200
Screen 15.6", 1920*1080 resolution
SSD - 256GB
Wireless 802.11ac

It would be used for Internet, Office, Excel, but I don't want it to lag in any of the tasks...