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by Vicotnik
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Manufacture Guaranteed Durable Thermal Paste?
Replies: 30
Views: 20721

Re: Long Lasting Thermal Paste?

I enjoy this. No worries. :) I understand what you are saying. Thermal paste for me is thermal paste. The stuff they sell in small expensive packages to the DIY computer person is a subset. ;) I'm not an expert on the premium thermal compounds, they cost too much imo. I was more interested in the st...
by Vicotnik
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Manufacture Guaranteed Durable Thermal Paste?
Replies: 30
Views: 20721

Re: Long Lasting Thermal Paste?

I get your point. But thermal paste is used all over the place, almost everywhere electrical components gets hot and require cooling. Saying that most manufactures of thermal paste say to change the paste every 2 or 3 years is not correct. Some niche manufactures does it, as you point out. There's a...
by Vicotnik
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Manufacture Guaranteed Durable Thermal Paste?
Replies: 30
Views: 20721

Re: Long Lasting Thermal Paste?

Most manufactures say to change the paste every 2 or 3 years Really? Citation needed I'd say. Sure paste can cake and also separate. But needing to change it every few years? I don't think many people does that. I've never observed any (meaningful) degradation of performance over time with any of t...
by Vicotnik
Mon May 28, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel® Core™ i5-8600 65w vs. 95 w
Replies: 26
Views: 15429

Re: Intel® Core™ i5-8600 65w vs. 95 w

The faster CPU will get hotter at full load, but if the load is momentary and not sustained the heat will even out. The faster CPU will to the task quicker, a hotter but smaller burst. The slower CPU will do the same task over a slightly longer time, a less hot but longer burst. Total power will be ...
by Vicotnik
Mon May 28, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: liquid cooling vs. air cooling
Replies: 20
Views: 10316

Re: liquid cooling vs. air cooling

just to be sure i understood. you mean to prefer one of the air cooling over the W.C ? one thing o don't like about them ( have one of the kind um my current pc) is that they usually block some of the slots and make difficult to reach the ram sticks. Usually not an issue. If you already have very t...
by Vicotnik
Mon May 28, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: liquid cooling vs. air cooling
Replies: 20
Views: 10316

Re: liquid cooling vs. air cooling

Yeah, then I would recommend one of the high performance air coolers that Abula listed above. Check prices and availability in your area.
by Vicotnik
Sun May 27, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: liquid cooling vs. air cooling
Replies: 20
Views: 10316

Re: liquid cooling vs. air cooling

Quiet at idle and light load, what most of us want - go with air. Quiet at full load all the time, like you are folding 24/7 - consider water. Water cooling adds complexity. Don't think of it as a way to get rid of a fan. And for most people asking about water cooling, it's like if you have to ask, ...
by Vicotnik
Fri May 18, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Storage (In The Next 5 Years)
Replies: 17
Views: 13920

Re: Storage (In The Next 5 Years)

whispercat wrote:Required storage space for what?
You don't want to know. Trust me.
by Vicotnik
Thu May 17, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?
Replies: 19
Views: 49334

Re: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?

Apples and oranges I'd say. What you need only you can discover. Myself I want a server running 24/7, not just a simple NAS. But I'd say that's a big difference between the two; a disk is just a disk, a NAS is a computer of some sort and can do tasks.
by Vicotnik
Tue May 08, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: why is my hard drive noisy, indexing turned off
Replies: 3
Views: 4751

Re: why is my hard drive noisy, indexing turned off

The drive itself, its firmware has stuff going on. It usually goes on for a while and then quiets down in my experience.
by Vicotnik
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Streacom FC8 Alpha Passive, anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 12367

Re: Streacom FC8 Alpha Passive, anyone?

thesmileyone wrote:I don't get these cases.
They are small and efficient. The HD Plex H1 is less than 8 cm tall. What's not to like? 400r and 250d are different products. One is a normal ATX tower, the other a cube. Apples and oranges.
by Vicotnik
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: is SPCR dead due to technology advances?
Replies: 43
Views: 64296

Re: is SPCR dead due to technology advances?

Why be sad? Be proud! :D Like Brzezinski I'm convinced that we defeated the evil empire almost singlehandedly. Would there be silent computers without SPCR? Hardly.
by Vicotnik
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDPlex cases, adding vent holes to the bottom plane
Replies: 3
Views: 4304

Re: HDPlex cases, adding vent holes to the bottom plane

Interesting idea, but I wouldn't bother. Normally the inside of the case would have roughly the same temperature as the case itself. The case is quite massive so during normal load the temperature is fine. Small bursts of heavy CPU load will not heat up the case much. It can get quite hot during sus...
by Vicotnik
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what is more advance os x or windows 10
Replies: 9
Views: 13738

Re: what is more advance os x or windows 10

They are both worse. ;) What do you mean by advanced? There's so much more than the bare tech involved. And even if we narrow it down to only tech it's still a pretty hard question to answer. Why do you care?
by Vicotnik
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I prefer windows 7 and office 2003
Replies: 26
Views: 18045

Re: I prefer windows 7 and office 2003

Another Linux fan here. :) I use Linux Mint XFCE and Libre Office. Give it a try dan unless you are big on gaming or some other thing that keeps you tethered to Windows. I made the transition slowly, stuck with Win7 for a time and switched over gradually. Libre Office, Firefox, Thunderbird etc are t...
by Vicotnik
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Why are there no good HDD silencer in 2018?
Replies: 17
Views: 14056

Re: Why are there no good HDD silencer in 2018?

I totally understand the need for corporations, governments, and certain occupations (like professional photographers/videographers) to have large amounts of storage. That's fine. I'm not fine with that. I want lots of storage, general computing power and really dangerous stuff like strong encrypti...
by Vicotnik
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Why are there no good HDD silencer in 2018?
Replies: 17
Views: 14056

Re: Why are there no good HDD silencer in 2018?

I don't have the space to properly enclose and suspend five or six HDDs. I put them in a small box and then I put that box away. Gigabit ethernet is plenty fast for my storage needs. The market for HDD silencers in 2018 is very small. It was never very large to begin with and the SSD pretty much kil...
by Vicotnik
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming Build Fortress FT05B
Replies: 29
Views: 11636

Re: Gaming Build Fortress FT05B

But how will it look at 1920x1200? ;)
by Vicotnik
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need alternate recommendation to WD Red [SOLVED]
Replies: 30
Views: 14518

Re: Need alternate recommendation to WD Red

I have a Scythe Quiet Drive on the shelf just in case I would need a 3.5" HDD in one of the systems that are near to my ears. I hope I will never have to use it. ;)

But that's what I would to anyway; encapsulate it and maybe also isolate it from the case.
by Vicotnik
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!
Replies: 35
Views: 77323

Re: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!

This is the classic one. :) https://web.archive.org/web/20151105012304/http://www.dansdata.com/burning.htm Aluminium CPU block and copper radiator. "I was wandering past my humming room full of computers the other day, and I smelled that really-hot-circuit-board smell. Phenolic resin, airborne. You ...
by Vicotnik
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!
Replies: 35
Views: 77323

Re: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!

I searched for that classic alu block all messed up, and found this. https://www.ekwb.com/blog/aluminium-vs-copper/ I'm a believer. The fluid (usually mainly distilled water) is not 100% non-conductive for very long. I never replaced the fluid in my WC system back in the day very often, never on a r...
by Vicotnik
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Suggestions for a Silent Vmware 6.5 Server
Replies: 10
Views: 10814

Re: Suggestions for a Silent Vmware 6.5 Server

The Xeon L5420 is a 50W TDP part, two of those should not be that hard to cool. I have no experience with rack mounted stuff but if the performance is good maybe some modification of the cooling system would be the cheapest solution.
by Vicotnik
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Neo HE650R - fake Antec?
Replies: 2
Views: 3334

Re: Antec Neo HE650R - fake Antec?

Maybe it's for the OEM market. Does it seem fake?
by Vicotnik
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Gigabyte N3150N won't boot with PicoPSU
Replies: 2
Views: 3110

Re: Gigabyte N3150N won't boot with PicoPSU

Timing could be an issue. That's the only possibility that I can think of. I had an old picoPSU, a wide input version, that worked with the old VIA mITX board I found it with, but not with more modern systems. A used a cheap power supply tester that complained that the old picoPSU was slow. https://...
by Vicotnik
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Old desktop - new build, simple upgrade or nothing?
Replies: 31
Views: 22991

Re: Old desktop - new build, simple upgrade or nothing?

During load it is. If you are limited by a weak power supply, or have size constraints then a low TDP CPU might be important. The low TDP parts (from Intel they are the -S or -T parts) are just normal parts limited in their max performance (and thus max power use). This makes sense in a few special ...
by Vicotnik
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Old desktop - new build, simple upgrade or nothing?
Replies: 31
Views: 22991

Re: Old desktop - new build, simple upgrade or nothing?

Thermal Design Power, helpful when you design a cooler for the system. Then you need to know roughly how much power the cooler will dissipate. Is it 10W or 100W. It matters. When Intel sets the TDP for a given part they don't measure it. Marketing gets involved and pretty soon you have something tha...
by Vicotnik
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Making the room itself quiet?
Replies: 4
Views: 9885

Re: Making the room itself quiet?

I'm not a fan of dampening material in computer cases, but in rooms (and hallways) it works very well. Textiles, special ceiling tiles, wall hanging DIY panels, floor mats etc can be used to lower echo and noise.
by Vicotnik
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Super Flower power supply doesn't fit my Fractal Design case
Replies: 14
Views: 5548

Re: Super Flower power supply doesn't fit my Fractal Design

The pictures were too big to post here so i link them instead. It may look like the left side holes are completely exposed but they too are not completely exposed even though they are more exposed than the right side. https://imgur.com/a/Re2E4 Yeah, the holes are not aligned properly. But it's not ...
by Vicotnik
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Super Flower power supply doesn't fit my Fractal Design case
Replies: 14
Views: 5548

Re: Super Flower power supply doesn't fit my Fractal Design

klappa, if you could post a picture that might help.