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by fjf
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Corsair One: how good will it be?
Replies: 4
Views: 7932

Re: Corsair One: how good will it be?

http://hexus.net/media/uploaded/2017/3/f41c4207-c855-47e0-bcef-639b0ccb4f55.PNG I am curious about those water radiators + blocks. No water pumps?. If so, just one big fan for the case could be silent. But, no water pumps?. Is it possible?. http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2017/03/corsai...
by fjf
Wed May 04, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?
Replies: 14
Views: 7510

Re: Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?

Yes. I tell you, this is it. BIOS fan control. No need for anything else.
by fjf
Wed May 04, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?
Replies: 14
Views: 7510

Re: Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?

I finally got a Ninja 4 (I come from a core2duo with an original ninja). The price/performance ratio of those is very good. With the asus mobo I can keep the 2 big case fans and the CPU fan at around 400rpms at rest, and with normal use they never go up. This case keeps everything cool and nice. Wit...
by fjf
Wed May 04, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake+thunderbolt+good bios fan control=?
Replies: 9
Views: 5383

Re: Skylake+thunderbolt+good bios fan control=?

Well, I finally purchased a FT05 with an Asus z170 deluxe, with 2 samsung 951 M2 drives. This thing (coming from an ancient core2duo) is FAST. I got a ninja 4, and with this amazing mobo I keep the two case fans and the CPU fan at around 350-400rpms. During normal use is silent. If I use prime95 I c...
by fjf
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will Ninja 4 lose performance over time?
Replies: 17
Views: 7579

Re: Will Ninja 4 lose performance over time?

I have an original ninja on a core2duo 8 years old working fine...
by fjf
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Happy 10th Anniversary to Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja!
Replies: 7
Views: 3212

Re: Happy 10th Anniversary to Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja!

I sill have working a ninja on a core2duo 8 years old....
by fjf
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?
Replies: 14
Views: 7510

Re: Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?

Funny name, and this one seems interesting...with the airflow in a FT05 should be able to cool down an skylake processor...
by fjf
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?
Replies: 14
Views: 7510

Re: Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?

Interesting pics!. It is amazing how big the ninja looks inside an itx case! :lol: I do not like the concept of a totally fanless CPU cooler. I prefer one with a fan that can be run very slow or stopped, but that can also be run fast if needed.
by fjf
Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake+thunderbolt+good bios fan control=?
Replies: 9
Views: 5383

Re: Skylake+thunderbolt+good bios fan control=?

Thanks, Steve. I did not know about the possible Asus thunderbolt card. I will go for an Asus motherboard and worry about that later, when it is useful. I've used in the past one of those fan controllers, and you form a mess of cables with all the thermistores glued all over the place. Not pretty, a...
by fjf
Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?
Replies: 14
Views: 7510

Re: Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?

Thanks, Abula. Yes, I plan on using an Asus mobo. That monster of a cooler should do it, if it is possible at all. The main problem is that the FT05 has a CPU cooler size limit of 162mm, and the Thermalright HR-22 is 159mm tall. Too close. I may try it, though! :D
by fjf
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?
Replies: 14
Views: 7510

Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?

In the review of the FT05 the scythe kotetsu is used, and Lawrence gives some alternatives (http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1445-page2.html). To run it semi-passive (with the fan off most of the time), which one would be recommended?. What about the ninja 4?. The FT05 is not huge, and the coole...
by fjf
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake+thunderbolt+good bios fan control=?
Replies: 9
Views: 5383

Skylake+thunderbolt+good bios fan control=?

I am goin to finally upgrade my ancient core2duo to skylake, and will be using the silverstone FT05 case. The only way to make that build silent will be with good bios fan control (not using windows). And on top of that I would like to have thunderbolt 3, because I use my computers a long time and i...
by fjf
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 33959

Re: Skylake thoughts

The Asus Z170-Premium seems to have it all: FanXpert3, thunderbolt3....You name it. Will be expensive, for sure, but that thing is TEMPTING!!: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z170-PREMIUM/
by fjf
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Skylake NUC or Intel NUC D54250WYK2 or? ...for HTPC & madVR
Replies: 5
Views: 24878

Re: Skylake NUC or Intel NUC D54250WYK2 or? ...for HTPC

All NUCs have laptop cooler+fans, and when loaded are noisy. If you want silent, get and Akasa fanless case and build a fanless NUC or get a system like:

http://www.logicsupply.com/eu-en/produc ... computers/
by fjf
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus Swift PG279Q
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

Re: Asus Swift PG279Q

There is also a new LG 27MU67-B well worth a look. Cheaper, 4K, IPS, HDMI 2.0.
by fjf
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 33959

Re: Skylake thoughts

I was thinking along the lines of plugging a NUC in to a monitor. Thunderbolt2 is not USB3.1, it just uses a similar cable. It is the equivalent of a 4 lane PCIe 3.0 link. I'm guessing the next generation will double that bandwidth. By the time that happens (probably 3-4 years), I'm sure we will ha...
by fjf
Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 33959

Re: Skylake thoughts

Asus is coming to the thunderbolt party!:

https://benchlife.info/asus-z170-premiu ... -09182015/
by fjf
Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 33959

Re: Skylake thoughts

There is now a thunderbolt mobo, but unfortunately is gigabyte:

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/produc ... id=5479#ov

However, with no GT4e iGPU CPUs available, the usefulness of the HDMI 2.0 to 4K monitors seems dubious. Likely lacks fan controls. You cannot have it all!!
by fjf
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 33959

Re: Skylake thoughts

This is interesting. I do not game, but I would like to get at least a 4k (or a 5k if they are affordable) monitor for mi next putter. We'll see if the GT4e is up to the task or I'll need a discrete GPU. But I do not like NUCs or Brixes. Small, but they are a closed package. I'll wait and see the be...
by fjf
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 33959

Re: Skylake thoughts

What I dont get is why intel did put only the GT2 iGPU on these K processors and not the GT4e. So far, seems only the new portable xeons will have it. It is a shame, because many people could just use the iGPU instead of being forced to purchase a separate GPU card, adding 100-200W to the overall po...
by fjf
Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 33959

Re: Skylake thoughts

Something I would like to have: alpine ridge. Seems only gigabyte has it for now.
by fjf
Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 33959

Re: Skylake thoughts

Power consumption is very good, but looks like we may have to wait and see what the better integrated graphics (GT4e) can do. The rest is tempting: HDMI 2.0, DP1.3, USB3.1, M2....This may be the generation to upgrame my ancient core2duo :lol: Seems that means waiting for Skylake-H for notebooks, whi...
by fjf
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Interesting: Corsair's Bulldog
Replies: 1
Views: 3574

Interesting: Corsair's Bulldog

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2929077/ ... -room.html

The review insists in the word silent. I doubt it, but....
by fjf
Fri May 29, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low-power NAS build
Replies: 41
Views: 19613

Re: Low-power NAS build

A good and cheap NAS is the HP n54l. I have one. A bit noisy, but can be silenced.
by fjf
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: New NAS on the block
Replies: 2
Views: 10316

Re: New NAS on the block

This one looks tempting, even though its near 700 euro. Its has no power supply inside the box (uses a power brick) and therefore has no little fan inside. The multimedia and download software is not like synology's, but the worst thing is that I was planning on installing two of the new WD 6TB REDs...
by fjf
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: QNAP HS-210 passive NAS
Replies: 6
Views: 14992

Re: QNAP HS-210 passive NAS

All we need now are affordable 4TB SSDs :lol:
by fjf
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: New speedfan for laptops: Notebook fan control
Replies: 1
Views: 22535

New speedfan for laptops: Notebook fan control

An amazing small piece of software that has made my life a lot quieter...after suffering a lenovo yoga 13 with the damned fan on (at maximum speed) all the time...Try it!. It works! http://www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php?t=1070494 http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Windows-based-Tablets-and/Y...
by fjf
Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best noise-canceling headphones?
Replies: 20
Views: 13198

Re: Best noise-canceling headphones?

The best and cheapest noise-cancelling headphones are the closed ones. They dont cancel external sound, but the closed back isolates from it. If you want a couple suggestions: http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD-662-Closed-Studio-Headphones/dp/B007IV7OBM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373027437&sr=8-1&keywor...