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by SST Guy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44538

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

If you wait long enough, most foam ends up falling apart. Literally, into fine particles. When's it's in that end-of-life state, touch it and it can smear greasily on your fingers. It is a petrochemical product, and it seems to fall back into its original state... You see that in foam roll surround...
by SST Guy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44538

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

I'm wondering if that foam will get full of dust and be a pain to clean after a while. It's not like metal or plastic where you can just wipe it down. If you keep the factory airflow configuration intact as positive pressure and make sure to use all included filters, then you won't have dust issues...
by SST Guy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44538

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

Ah sorry you had already done a great test of that! I went ahead and ordered the R6 seeing as Im using the NH-D15 and that might be a few mm so high for the KL07. I will try your cardboard approach (covering up the bottom intake along side the PSU ceiling). If that is insufficient I will try to mov...
by SST Guy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44538

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

lodestar wrote:SST Guy Can you confirm what the rpm range is of the fan fitted to the KL07.
KL07's included fans can be undervolted to around 6V, at which point they can spin down to around 425rpm. At full power (12V), the fan is rated to 900rpm (+/-100rpm).
by SST Guy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44538

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

Can the fans be controlled via PWM? I thought that the edge for R6 was that they had a PWM-hub that can be connected to the motherboard to generate a chassis fan curve. Im planning on using a B450 Tomahawk. If the KL07 case fans can be controlled via the motherboard thats great. As teodoro pointed ...
by SST Guy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44538

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

Build quality and the massive R6-fanbase makes the case. As you say, Gamers Nexus show that KL07 win, but thats just one test where they themselves come to a "meh"-conclusion (reached out to them to get a comment but alas no response). As db/C-values are very relative compared to actual people usin...
by SST Guy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44538

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

Wow, what happened here? Gamers Nexus's test number clearly shows when comparing apple to apple, the KL07 has the edge in thermal efficiency. Sure you can add more fans or tweak to improve GPU cooling in the R6, but that will also make it louder than the stock KL07 (then you are back to where you st...
by SST Guy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44538

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

Also, the PSU shroud doesn't have any vents above it to allow heat to escape so I'm worried my Superflower Golden Silent 500W fanless PSU will only allow heat to escape through the side vents. If there's room for a 120mm fan below the 2 140mm front intake fans, would the air pressure (from a slow r...
by SST Guy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Small PSUs
Replies: 6
Views: 7865

Re: Small PSUs

Thanks for the remarks on the new NJ450-SXL. Wondering if a PSU like that would be recommended to be used on a case like RVZ03 that will not have direct airflow, probably not even indirectly since its so cramped? NJ450-SXL's solid outer aluminum shell that makes it so adept at eliminating electrica...
by SST Guy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Small PSUs
Replies: 6
Views: 7865

Re: Small PSUs

The return of Nightjar :) Indeed! The Nightjar has returned, the first Nightjar model, ST30NF was reviewed here on SPCR 14 years ago: http://www.silentpcreview.com/SilverStone_ST30NF_Fanless_PSU Amazing what we can achieve now with NJ450-SXL compared to that ST30NF: - 42% smaller (1.032 liters vs. ...
by SST Guy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Small PSUs
Replies: 6
Views: 7865

Re: Small PSUs

Don't forget the just released NJ450-SXL!
https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=797

This great little unit may just be the start of a new breed of truly silent consumer PC power supplies with a design that completely encloses any residual coil whine or electrical noises.
by SST Guy
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44538

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

lb_felipe wrote:Are its fans (APA1425M12) on-par with BE QUIET SILENT WINGS 3 in terms of noise?
They should be considering both run at 1000rpm max.
by SST Guy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44538

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

HardwareCanucks' test result is inline with ours. The foam's effect on noise reduction is slight in either volume or pitch. With the KL07, there is more to perceived noise reduction than just foam padding. The vents on the front and top were also designed to direct noise away without compromising ai...
by SST Guy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44538

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

That GamerNexus's review of KL07 didn't give it a completely glowing conclusion, because it wasn't the best at either cooling or quietness in its factory configuration. But usually to be best at either, the sacrifice made would be detrimental to the other spectrum of performance metric, which admitt...
by SST Guy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 44538

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

Here is a pretty good in-depth review of the KL07, which includes lots of data from other cases on the market too:
http://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/29 ... ase-review
by SST Guy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: In Pursuit of Silence
Replies: 3
Views: 19188

Re: In Pursuit of Silence

Third!
by SST Guy
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mike Chin will be a guest on the ASUS Straight Edge podcast
Replies: 18
Views: 37126

Re: Mike Chin will be a guest on the ASUS Straight Edge podc

Thanks to Mike for mentioning SilverStone toward the end of the podcast. Like he said, we were one of the companies that heavily promoted using filters on cases, so it’s difficult for us to turn back as we have lots of happy customers now that appreciate having them. Here is one that posted today fo...
by SST Guy
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD09 & GD10 HTPC Case
Replies: 19
Views: 11081

Re: SilverStone Grandia GD09 & GD10 HTPC Case

Most people probably don't realize how small the GD09/GD10 actually are without a photo comparison like the one below: http://silverstone-usa.com/images/GD10/size_compare.jpg For the longest time, nearly all ATX HTPC cases were built like the GD07. For some this is simply too deep so you are forced ...
by SST Guy
Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD09 & GD10 HTPC Case
Replies: 19
Views: 11081

Re: SilverStone Grandia GD09 & GD10 HTPC Case

Hi Freeco, if the GD04 has been working well for you then GD09/GD10 would work just as well if not slightly better. You have to take into account that SPCR's less than favorable verdict is based on the test system they use. Compared to modern mid/larger tower cases, the GD09/GD10 were obviously outm...
by SST Guy
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: E-ATX case with window?
Replies: 12
Views: 4010

Re: E-ATX case with window?

Another SilverStone case that you can consider is the RAVEN RV03: http://www.silverstonetek.com/raven/products/index.php?model=RV03 It was one of the best performer of its time in terms for cooling/noise when it was released. This design has been reused in our current award winning RV05/FT05 cases.
by SST Guy
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quiet cooler for Silverstone gd07??
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

Re: Quiet cooler for Silverstone gd07??

We have a CPU cooler partially designed to fit inside cases like the GD07, it's the Argon AR02:

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.p ... 21&area=en
by SST Guy
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Kublai KL05 Budget ATX Case
Replies: 5
Views: 4232

Re: SilverStone Kublai KL05 Budget ATX Case

G'day all, I know I'm coming late to the game, but how much clearance is there between the top fan mounts and the cover? For example, would a 60mm thick 280mm radiator fit inside the cover? Thanks Sorry for replying late too! There is about 50mm of room under KL05's top cover for radiator mounting....
by SST Guy
Sun May 11, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone RVZ01: Mini Raven Case
Replies: 11
Views: 9464

Re: SilverStone RVZ01: Mini Raven Case

I wish they would make a sleep minimalist fortress version. A nice clean aluminum version of this would make a perfect HTPC/Steambox. This one is too gaudy for the wife though. Having an all aluminum exterior would cost quite a bit more though, but if you can accept having "aluminum look-alike" typ...
by SST Guy
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone DS380 8-Bay Server/NAS Chassis
Replies: 6
Views: 6252

Re: SilverStone DS380 8-Bay Server/NAS Chassis

My main problem with the DS380, however, is the low cooling performance. There are some whitepapers from Google about longevity of consumer hard drives that state that failure rates rise by an order of magnitude if the HDD operates above 40C. Actually no, in Google's hard drive study ( http://resea...
by SST Guy
Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32350

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304...

I just want to chime in and remind you to take a step back and consider the size of the cases you are looking at again. The more standard component and less interference you have, the bigger you must go. Just because a case is called Mini-ITX doesn't automatically make them smaller. Below is a list ...
by SST Guy
Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone ML05 mini-ITX HTPC case
Replies: 18
Views: 11132

Re: Silverstone ML05 mini-ITX HTPC case

max789 wrote: Hi SST Guy

When will the ML06 become available?
Unfortunately I don't have any set schedule on the availability of ML06. We are hoping that most Asian countries should have this before the end of the year. For North America, probably by new year and middle to late January in Europe.
by SST Guy
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone ML05 mini-ITX HTPC case
Replies: 18
Views: 11132

Re: Silverstone ML05 mini-ITX HTPC case

A bit out of subject: Dear SST Guy, (Since you are around and it's great to read message from manufacturers and vendors!!) Do you know if there are any plans for a vertical mini ITX case, in the future? I really love the quality of my TJ08-E. I would directly order something smaller and vertical, l...
by SST Guy
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone ML05 mini-ITX HTPC case
Replies: 18
Views: 11132

Re: Silverstone ML05 mini-ITX HTPC case

I am continually puzzled by the lack of lower wattage PSUs. IMHO except for gamers there is no reason that anyone needs a PSU that delivers more than 150W. This article had a couple of configurations and the systems drew from 70-100W when fully loaded. Isn't it a waste to then use a 300W PSU, espec...
by SST Guy
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone ML05 mini-ITX HTPC case
Replies: 18
Views: 11132

Re: Silverstone ML05 mini-ITX HTPC case

What's the point of a SFX PSU if the expansion slot is only for trivial things, i.e. not power intensive. This is the kind of case I want, but it needs to support double slotted graphics cards. A TFX PSU would be ideal, supporting a short, regular height card, slotted horizontally with a PCI-E 90-d...
by SST Guy
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Node Series HTPC Enclosures
Replies: 8
Views: 11770

Re: Fractal Design Node Series HTPC Enclosures

The Node 304 looks interesting but I'm not sure what the point is of the Node 605. How many TV stands or entertainment centers can accommodate a full height ATX case? Node 605 looks good and it fits perfectly to my Yamaha YTS-F500 tv stand. Depth only 349 mm. Most htpc cases suitable for gaming, li...