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by Lawrence Lee
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler
Replies: 26
Views: 29517

Re: AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler

quest_for_silence wrote:As a side note, why did you replace the Arctic Silver Matrix?
It's discontinued and our supply is almost exhausted.
by Lawrence Lee
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 60875

Re: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

il_grande_silencio wrote:Thank you for this interesting build. I haven't found the idle power draw for this setup - did I miss that? Maybe you could post it here.

:)
Idles at 46W. Didn't think it was relevant.
by Lawrence Lee
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 60875

Re: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

Is this a typo? "— Idle, all fans at minimum speed (14 dBA@1m) — Resident Evil 6 Demo Benchmark (peak), CPU/rear fans at 700 RPM, front fans at 650 RPM, GPU fans at 1680 RPM (23 dBA@1m) — Total War: Attila In-Game Benchmark (background music/score), CPU/rear fans at 700 RPM, front fans at 650 RPM, ...
by Lawrence Lee
Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Maximus VIII Impact Mini-ITX Skylake Motherboard
Replies: 13
Views: 9468

Re: Asus Maximus VIII Impact Mini-ITX Skylake Motherboard

1) Did you tested the tuning? is it like fanXpert and overrides the minimum preset values of the bios? 2) Can you change the curve for the SYS_FANs, i mean not the presets but like breakpoints? I did not test the tuning but yes, Fan Xpert usually overrides minimum values in the BIOS. Yes, you can c...
by Lawrence Lee
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-6700: Skylake i7 at 65W
Replies: 11
Views: 20636

Re: Intel Core i7-6700: Skylake i7 at 65W

Yup, I was mistaken. Can't get past 102 MHz. The review has been corrected.
by Lawrence Lee
Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-6700: Skylake i7 at 65W
Replies: 11
Views: 20636

Re: Intel Core i7-6700: Skylake i7 at 65W

Thanks for the review. While the Core i7-6700's specified TDP is 71% that of the i7-6700K, our sample failed to deliver substantial power savings. The vanilla model is undoubtedly more efficient but not by a significant margin. If you're leaning toward the non-K variant because of its seemingly low...
by Lawrence Lee
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 120mm Fan Roundup: Scythe, 1stPlayer, Reeven, Phanteks
Replies: 9
Views: 19670

Re: 120mm Fan Roundup: Scythe, 1stPlayer, Reeven, Phanteks

In your experience, do the "static pressure" fans cope better than typical fans when attached to dense radiators I have not tried these specialized aftermarket fans on radiators but as I mentioned in the summary, the stock models included with the AIO coolers (that presumably are designed/chosen fo...
by Lawrence Lee
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Skylake Z170 Motherboards: Maximus VIII Gene vs. Z170-A
Replies: 10
Views: 9624

Re: Asus Skylake Z170 Motherboards: Maximus VIII Gene vs. Z1

- There was some FUD in the forums around the Z170-A's control of the chassis fans (that perhaps Asus reverted to DC only for their lower priced Z170 boards). Did you have a chance to control a PWM fan in one of these connectors? I set one chassis fan header to PWM in the BIOS, fan-tuned it, and it...