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by Tzeb
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Ultrasonic SSD?
Replies: 56
Views: 15266

Re: Ultrasonic SSD?

I don't know where you can get a 850 EVO for € 100 but typically prices are around € 160 for 500 GB so that is a bit misconstrued here. The relative difference between a 500GB disk for € 160 and a regular 3.5" WD Blue coming in at €50 for 1TB is still a factor 6. You point to 128GB disks. But you y...
by Tzeb
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Ultrasonic SSD?
Replies: 56
Views: 15266

Re: Ultrasonic SSD?

Just laziness really. "Why don't you do it well?" "It's not needed, your SSD will handle it". I can live with that. The time someone would "waste" on optimizations for hdds could be spent on other features etc. Just because a ssd costs peanuts today. I remember late 2012, when i got a 60GB vertex3 ...
by Tzeb
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Ultrasonic SSD?
Replies: 56
Views: 15266

Re: Ultrasonic SSD?

How big are your SSDs these days? A few days ago i bought a brand new 850 evo - 500GB for 100 euros. Made two partitions: 80GB for win, the rest for games. It's good that these toys are bigger every year and the price/GB is going down all the time. Fighting ssds is a waste of time. No sane person s...
by Tzeb
Tue May 10, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Intel Pentium G4400 & Intel H110 Power Consumption: 15 watt?
Replies: 5
Views: 16389

Re: Intel Pentium G4400 & Intel H110 Power Consumption: 15 w

I use an APC UPC to measure. Here is what i got form an idle headless build: 8.4W - 10.5W

g3258 (box cooler)
h81 - GA-H81M-DS2
1 4GB DDR3 dimm - 1.5V
1 sata ssd
psu: Antec EA-380D

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Got similar idle values with an i3 4170 and a b85 Asrock mobo, same ssd, same ram, same psu, ~10W.
by Tzeb
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A Tale of Two HTPC's
Replies: 13
Views: 10272

Re: A Tale of Two HTPC's

"what is your time worth?" Exactly. A mounting kit without any work might be worth it, just for fun, but wasting time on modding... For fun, check this out. Some have done mods with it, in 2005! http://archive.techarp.com/showarticle9dba.html?artno=246&pgno=0 http://archive.techarp.com/showarticle6...
by Tzeb
Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A Tale of Two HTPC's
Replies: 13
Views: 10272

Re: A Tale of Two HTPC's

si-128 has a hole in the middle, while the si-97a looks like this - http://koodinvuoksi.net/images/thumbnai ... si-97a.jpg

A narrow clip holds it down - http://insanetek.com/reviews/cooling/Th ... %20035.jpg

Must investigate further!
by Tzeb
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A Tale of Two HTPC's
Replies: 13
Views: 10272

Re: A Tale of Two HTPC's

As a solution for the ninja mini was found, i would dare to ask about something older!

I have a si-97a as an "art piece" near me - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835109124

Can something be bought to make this fit on 115x?
by Tzeb
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silencing an NZXT S340
Replies: 27
Views: 14561

Re: Silencing an NZXT S340

That's right. The starting voltage for DC is an issue. I avoid turning them off. At ~300 RPM a good non defective 12CM makes no noise. PWM fans should be the first choice when looking for a fan. I don't think many mobos have the DC or PWM bios option and will only control 4 pin fans on the 4 pin hea...
by Tzeb
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silencing an NZXT S340
Replies: 27
Views: 14561

Re: Silencing an NZXT S340

I was under the impression the PWM was beneficial in some way because it allowed for smoother control of a fan's RPM, I guess I was reading too many marketing blurbs :lol: I will take this 1 step further. DC is better than PWM! Some PWM fans have "hard coded" a too high minimum speed. If you plug t...
by Tzeb
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 & Z170N-WIFI
Replies: 5
Views: 6983

Re: Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 & Z170N-WIFI

Speedfan support is my number one feature. If i want to buy a mobo and it doesn't work with speedfan ----> instant ignore.

My asus z97-a has 5 (five) headers that work with speedfan, PWM or DC! I don't think something beating this exists. Pure heaven!
by Tzeb
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: advice on a new build
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: advice on a new build

Do you want this 350W psu? http://www.silentpcreview.com/Super_Flower_Golden_Green_350W_PSU As you will not have a GPU and no spinning hard drive, keeping this pc dead silent will be a joke. Remove or don't connect the front fan. Keep the rear fan on silent or some custom bios % (300-400-500 RPM). T...
by Tzeb
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sign of system failure?
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Re: Sign of system failure?

Something to do with CPU power saving. C7, C3, whatever. You watch some youtube clip, or listen to music and a matrix like stutter occurs for a few milliseconds. I get that a few times a day on a 4690k. Very annoying, as i can't make it go away. And i don't want to disable the cpu power saving featu...
by Tzeb
Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: silent mATX as workstation/gaming pc
Replies: 21
Views: 8461

Re: silent mATX as workstation/gaming pc

Would be nice to know when they would actually release the new LGA1151's to see a price point All the motherboards are ready since long. http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/anton-shilov/asrock-shows-off-lga1151-mainboard-for-intel-skylake-processors/ http://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/...
by Tzeb
Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: silent mATX as workstation/gaming pc
Replies: 21
Views: 8461

Re: silent mATX as workstation/gaming pc

14nm will use less power than 22nm at the same voltage and clock ----> less heat, less noise as you can run the fans lower at load. Plus, what if any 6700k could run at 5Ghz with under 1.2V? :twisted: Sure, no one expects the 6700k to blow away the 4790k at stock speeds. But the potential overclock ...
by Tzeb
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: silent mATX as workstation/gaming pc
Replies: 21
Views: 8461

Re: silent mATX as workstation/gaming pc

Think again about the cpu and mobo. This is the worst time to splurge on high end stuff, as the launch of a new geenration in august is a big deal. It's the first jump in nm since long. We had 3770k, 4770k, 4790k --> all on 22nm. The 6700k will be 14nm --> lower power draw, colder, maybe higher over...
by Tzeb
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: silent mATX as workstation/gaming pc
Replies: 21
Views: 8461

Re: silent mATX as workstation/gaming pc

Are you in a hurry? I would wait ~a month for the 6700k.
by Tzeb
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define S Tower Case
Replies: 41
Views: 25259

Re: Fractal Design Define S Tower Case

some modern motherboars can control 3-pin non-PWM fans connected to 4-pin PWM headers. Read the z97 pro review - http://www.silentpcreview.com/ASUS_Z97-PRO The motherboard knows what type of fan is connected to each header. As you see on page 3 of the review, one can chose PWM or DC mode. Does this...
by Tzeb
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define S Tower Case
Replies: 41
Views: 25259

Re: Fractal Design Define S Tower Case

You probably missed my question in previous post - was I correct in assuming the 3-pin non-PWM fans are now fully controllable with modern motherboards? Let me help you right there... Yes, some modern motherboars can control 3-pin non-PWM fans connected to 4-pin PWM headers. Read the z97 pro review...
by Tzeb
Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Bequiet's new 'Straight Power 10' PSU
Replies: 15
Views: 4828

Re: Bequiet's new 'Straight Power 10' PSU

It's 2015 FFS!!! Why does anyone care/talk about caps today? "Bad caps" is a 15 year old thing... Things have moved on since then. Chinese stuff is on par...
by Tzeb
Wed May 20, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define S Tower Case
Replies: 41
Views: 25259

Re: Fractal Design Define S Tower Case

Nice to see no 5.25" bays, as they are obsolete... I think cases could be made shorter this way. Maybe compensate in other ways something like the PC-O8 - http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-o8/ http://www.techpowerup.com/210610/lian-li-giving-a-sneak-peak-of-the-latest-desk-and-o-series-chass...
by Tzeb
Fri May 08, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet pc build -- advice on transporting
Replies: 12
Views: 4481

Re: quiet pc build -- advice on transporting

how easy is it to remove the cooler given that it will be attached to the cpu with arctic silver or other cooling material? There is no "cooling material", it's called thermal compund. Modern stuff doesn't glue the cpu to the radiator after years of no reapplying. Removing the cooler is an easy thi...
by Tzeb
Fri May 08, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet pc build -- advice on transporting
Replies: 12
Views: 4481

Re: quiet pc build -- advice on transporting

Why remove the cpu? Isn't it safe in the socket?
by Tzeb
Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Please help.. Asus z97 fan control.
Replies: 16
Views: 7728

Re: Please help.. Asus z97 fan control.

Why bail so soon? Do some testing, provide feedback, help others. Disable bios control and ai suite and give speedfan a chance. Having some bogus temps and voltages is no reason to bail. You know you can configure this tool to display what you want, right? Have a look at how it looks once you make i...
by Tzeb
Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Please help.. Asus z97 fan control.
Replies: 16
Views: 7728

Re: Please help.. Asus z97 fan control.

4.51 final didn't make things better? Why not disable all bios control, remove Ai Suite 3 and use only speedfan?
by Tzeb
Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can't get below 40W idle on Haswell CPU.
Replies: 13
Views: 6506

Re: Can't get below 40W idle on Haswell CPU.

That q87m can't make THAT much of a W difference if all is working as it should. At first he was reading ~20W. Here is what i would do... Leave just one stick of ram, just the boot ssd drive, disconnect any fans or whatever could pe removed. Boot, wait for idle, measure. If you don't read under 25W,...
by Tzeb
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can't get below 40W idle on Haswell CPU.
Replies: 13
Views: 6506

Re: Can't get below 40W idle on Haswell CPU.

Something is wrong on your part. I've tested another build yesterday. g3258 GA-H81M-DS2 4GB DDR3 @1.5V 1 ssd 2 12 CM fans@~550 RPM Some crappy FSP ATX-400PNF (don't think efficiency is strong in this one :lol: ) Idle is at ~21W, sometimes ever under 19. 37W idle is bad. You should see half that with...
by Tzeb
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400W Titanium PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 5287

Re: 400W Titanium PSU

No need for SATA connectors with things like this - http://www.ebay.com/itm/1to5-computer-A ... 1304051360
by Tzeb
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400W Titanium PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 5287

Re: 400W Titanium PSU

I was thinking of a psu for a modern fileserver (~g haswell), with ~8-10 3.5" hard drives. At idle, with al the drives sleeping, it can't pull more than 25W. Cpu at 100% and all the drives on should be ~100W. What is a good PSU for something like this?
by Tzeb
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400W Titanium PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 5287

Re: 400W Titanium PSU

Wish someone would come out with an over 90% efficiency ~200W PSU even at 10% load. Something to put this list to shame.
http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4683/3/ ... -watt-test
by Tzeb
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can't get below 40W idle on Haswell CPU.
Replies: 13
Views: 6506

Re: Can't get below 40W idle on Haswell CPU.

Get another kill-a-wat, or an ups with usb and let us know the real idle pull.