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by Vicotnik
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Super Flower power supply doesn't fit my Fractal Design case
Replies: 14
Views: 5539

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

Yeah, it should fit. :?: Some images.
SF-500P14FG.jpg
Fractal.Design.R5.White.jpg
by Vicotnik
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC Nofan A490S Silent Desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 4257

Re: Quiet PC Nofan A490S Silent Desktop

pure curiosity. how come you do prefer 'quiet' over 'fanless'? I mean: pursuing silence, one would think that fanless is the ultimate solution... +1 for what Steve wrote above. Also, achieving silence as in pure silence is not possible. Fanless is great, but even that is not silent. AC adapters som...
by Vicotnik
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 5 no fan
Replies: 5
Views: 2678

Re: Mugen 5 no fan

It will work fine as long as you don't load the CPU for long periods of time. If you can touch the heatsink without burning your finger it's ok. Provided that the heatsink is mounted correctly. It's also not hard to mount the fan using zip ties. :) http://cdn.overclock.net/d/d3/d303c431_ad363f5f_n55...
by Vicotnik
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is totally fanless possible with a fanless mini-ITX?
Replies: 11
Views: 6980

Re: Is totally fanless possible with a fanless mini-ITX?

It works if the case allow for some natural convection. Just a sealed box and weeks of Prime95 is a recipe for disaster. ;) The Celeron J3355 has a TDP of 10W.
by Vicotnik
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Game pc CPU cooling setup.
Replies: 4
Views: 2717

Re: Game pc CPU cooling setup.

I would stick with the current "standard" setup; feeding the CPU fresh air from the front instead of hotter air from the graphics card.
by Vicotnik
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: low-power, low-sound, low-cost PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 3878

Re: low-power, low-sound, low-cost PSU

Even if the picoPSU just passes the +12V rail on untouched there's still a limit. The traces and the cables can only take so much. The problem with feeding stuff from the brick directly is that we can have cases when the brick is on, feeding stuff 12V, while the picoPSU is off. Maybe that's not heal...
by Vicotnik
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: low-power, low-sound, low-cost PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 3878

Re: low-power, low-sound, low-cost PSU

I'm not suggesting you do this, but it is possible to feed stuff +12V directly from the brick. I did this on several of my "high performance" picoPSU builds in the past.
by Vicotnik
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Possible to run random cheap fans slowly enough to be quiet?
Replies: 1
Views: 6308

Re: Possible to run random cheap fans slowly enough to be qu

Yes, cheap fans will most likely do fine. If you will use several fans, it would be good if they were the same model. That way, if you want to control them they would act the same. You could build a simple rheobus fan controller and then tune them as you see fit. Or give them a fixed voltage for sim...
by Vicotnik
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet large capacity hard drive - WD Blue 6 TB?
Replies: 3
Views: 3896

Re: Quiet large capacity hard drive - WD Blue 6 TB?

Welcome to SPCR! I would get a single large drive. WD Red would be my first choice but the price would ultimate determine what drive I would get. Then set it up to spin down after 30 min of inactivity or something. Maybe even use an external drive. And use that 500 GB SSD for the often accessed data...
by Vicotnik
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: MiniITX passive mate black acrylic case
Replies: 1
Views: 3594

Re: MiniITX passive mate black acrylic case

Very nice! :) I love the Alpine 11 passive. So simple, just a big piece of aluminium and nice wide fin spacing.
by Vicotnik
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Crazy CPU passive cooling idea
Replies: 4
Views: 2516

Re: Crazy CPU passive cooling idea

Indeed, there's usually no fins on the block at all. Check out the H1 for example.
by Vicotnik
Sat May 06, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD502HI clicking noise and delay
Replies: 4
Views: 2652

Re: Samsung HD502HI clicking noise and delay

I can never remember what tool to use, so I try them until I find the right one. Usually there's a few possible candidates, for example a feature tool, a diagnostics tool for older drives and a diagnostics tool for newer drives. There's usually two tests, the short one and the long one. The short on...
by Vicotnik
Sat May 06, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD502HI clicking noise and delay
Replies: 4
Views: 2652

Re: Samsung HD502HI clicking noise and delay

I would backup the data, then run the disk through the Samsung diagnostic program and see what it says. It's included on the very handy Ultimate Boot CD (works from USB).
If the program cannot find the HDD, change the SATA IDE/AHCI/RAID setting to IDE in the BIOS. Change it back after testing.
by Vicotnik
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet card for 4k/5k desktop use?
Replies: 15
Views: 6686

Re: Quiet card for 4k/5k desktop use?

Would integrated graphics + low-end card with DP work?
by Vicotnik
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ryzen 1700, thermal paste and Arctic 33 CPU Cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 3823

Re: Ryzen 1700, thermal paste and Arctic 33 CPU Cooler

Ah, grain in the middle would fill the gaps and perhaps not reach out to cover the pipes properly. I don't think it matters much if the gaps are filled as long as the pipes make good contact.
by Vicotnik
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ryzen 1700, thermal paste and Arctic 33 CPU Cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 3823

Re: Ryzen 1700, thermal paste and Arctic 33 CPU Cooler

The four lines don't need to be thick, when the thing is mounted they each only need to be squeezed out to cover 1/4 of the base. Be very conservative with the amount of paste applied.

It's a 2D picture. Those lines might be paper thin. ;)
by Vicotnik
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ryzen 1700, thermal paste and Arctic 33 CPU Cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 3823

Re: Ryzen 1700, thermal paste and Arctic 33 CPU Cooler

Since it's a naked heatpipe cooler they want the paste to be evenly spread on all the heatpipes. Rice grain in the middle will work I'm sure. But maybe performance will be slightly better if you follow the instructions.
by Vicotnik
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: need help choosing server OS (and file system)
Replies: 8
Views: 9453

Re: need help choosing server OS (and file system)

I use Linux myself. Usually Ubuntu Server. But I want more than a simple file server, I want a server that can do all sorts of things and Linux is great for that. Right now my server is mainly a file server, but also handles torrent downloads (transmission-daemon), MySQL (for several Kodi installati...
by Vicotnik
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What's a good idle GPU temperature?
Replies: 8
Views: 3775

Re: What's a good idle GPU temperature?

My conclusion is still that fanless is better than semi-fanless for a 75W graphics card. How good semi fanless is depends on the controller. If the temp hysteresis is on the low side and you happen to be just on the edge, try adjusting the case airflow like CA_Steve suggested above. Maybe a duct or...
by Vicotnik
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 3616

Re: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

Well, the Antec NSK 3480 is 8.1 kg and the Fractal Design Core 1100 is 3.8 kg for one thing. The build quality of the NSK 3480 is very solid. The Core 1100 is like I said not a bad case, but the build quality is not the same.
by Vicotnik
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 3616

Re: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

Fractal Design Core 1100 is the best cheap case I've used. But it is a cheap one. The Antec NSK 3480 is much more solid. That said, if it's a simple system it will do the job.

Copy-paste from this thread. :)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=69317
by Vicotnik
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Zip Ties Or Twist ties?
Replies: 9
Views: 13501

Re: Zip Ties Or Twist ties?

Both work but we all know that zip ties is the right way to do it.
by Vicotnik
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: New HDPlex H1.S Build & Review
Replies: 2
Views: 6513

Re: New HDPlex H1.S Build & Review

Very nice! :) It's a great case.
by Vicotnik
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is a soft material that conducts heat well?
Replies: 2
Views: 2030

Re: What is a soft material that conducts heat well?

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/e ... ?N=8704982

There's adhesive pads as well. I think you can get stuff like this cheap on eBay.
by Vicotnik
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 16209

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

Your statements seem to be true, I verified them with the WD staff and was told the the RPM speed is fixed and cannot be changed after the tuning that's done in factory. IntelliPower merely means that based on an algorithm - the RPM will be around 5400 but not precisely the same 5400 speed for ever...
by Vicotnik
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 16209

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

And I must add. It's ok to be deceived by WD here. No shame in that. The people that spin these lies are professionals. They get payed a lot for the "work" they do. I tend to think like Bill Hicks on this. "By the way if anyone here is in advertising or marketing… kill yourself." :p We as a communit...
by Vicotnik
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 16209

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

Ok, from that thread you linked to. Here again, due to popular demand is fzabkar in reply to that official WD support rep. Western Digital, please, please, please stop perpetuating this dishonest, deceptive IntelliPower marketing nonsense. Even your own staff have been, and continue to be, deceived ...
by Vicotnik
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 16209

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

The right name seems to be "intellipower" I'm back. :) Quoting fzabkar from that thread you linked to: "Western Digital, please, please, please stop perpetuating this dishonest, deceptive IntelliPower marketing nonsense. Even your own staff have been, and continue to be, deceived by it." Back when ...
by Vicotnik
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 16209

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

I give up.
by Vicotnik
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 16209

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

I think IntelliSeek is WD marketing speak for AAM. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_acoustic_management "Although there is no definition of the function implemented to provide acoustic management in the ATA standard, most drives use power control of the head-positioning servo to reduce vibrat...