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by CA_Steve
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy

Welcome to SPCR. Yep, starting with quiet components makes the case decision more flexible. The R6 is a well rounded case. Your stressed power load with the 3950X is maybe 410W and probable high load power is closer to 340W. With the 3700X it's 355W and 290W, respectively. The R6 can quietly cool th...
by CA_Steve
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Wings 3... high speed or normal version? (3950x build)
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Silent Wings 3... high speed or normal version? (3950x build)

My suggestion is always to try the stock fans first and see if they meet your needs, rather than buy new before you try. Why 3 120mm's in front instead of 2 140mm? What's your perceived benefit? normal vs high speed: I've never run a case fan above 800rpm. It tends to be very diminished returns at h...
by CA_Steve
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread
Replies: 26
Views: 13107

Re: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread

Without directed airflow from the front fans: 80-90C.

With directed airflow: 60-70C

Give or take 10C :)
by CA_Steve
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Current forum posts not appearing on Home page
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Current forum posts not appearing on Home page

Is there a reason the quick links/new posts link isn't a good option for you?
As for the RSS stuff, idk.
by CA_Steve
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: There is no such thing as silent PC
Replies: 12
Views: 1665

Re: There is no such thing as silent PC

With semi-passive PSUs, mobos with fan stop modes, and gfx cards that only turn on fans with moderate to heavy 3D loads, even a regular case can make for a silent PC for light and 2D loads, and pretty quiet for everything else. If you need it silent for everything, then, yep, HDPlex etx are pretty a...
by CA_Steve
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread
Replies: 26
Views: 13107

Re: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread

Probably won't be a 1650 Super KalmX as the power use would be around 90W. 50-75W is typically the limit for OEM passive designs. I'd expect this 1650 KalmX to need some directed fan airflow (like from frontal case fans) in order to keep temps in line.
by CA_Steve
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 9226

Re: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)

<shrug>

Does getting the 1600 AF free up money that you can spend on a gfx card that better suits your needs?
by CA_Steve
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 9226

Re: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)

got it :)

Yeah, for gaming it's usually the gpu that constrains fps.
by CA_Steve
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Current forum posts not appearing on Home page
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Current forum posts not appearing on Home page

I see the last post listing for each forum when I look at the index page.

That said, I never look at the index page - I just grab the quick links/new posts.
by CA_Steve
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 9226

Re: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)

Just wondering why you are opting for Ryzen 2xxx instead of 3xxx (especially if opting for Ryzen 5 series)? Nice bump in performance and at lower power use for the 3xxx.
by CA_Steve
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Adding a cooling fan to my fanless GPU
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Adding a cooling fan to my fanless GPU

Welcome to SPCR.

This card is 9 years old and low performance when it first came out. Chances are your CPU has better integrated graphics...

What's your CPU? Maybe you can just use that.
by CA_Steve
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Optimization of airflow and sound in very tied place
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Optimization of airflow and sound in very tied place

Here's an additional thing: Is the side of the case sitting directly on the metal drawer? Is it causing any vibration induced noise of it's own (potential to amplify what's coming from the case)? If so, try isolating it with something simple, like a rubber/fabric keyboard and/or mouse mats and see w...
by CA_Steve
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new rig
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Time for a new rig

.and then things change. Looks like AMD did a bit of tuning with the 5600 XT. Excellent performance / Watt. Too bad they still didn't resolve the multi-monitor RAM clock power issue.
by CA_Steve
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new rig
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Time for a new rig

AMD has certainly gotten back in the game. It's worth considering for your build. Note the marketing smoke and mirrors regarding TDP these days from both Intel and AMD. It's best to look at reviews that compare the processors you are interested in with app loads you use and see the actual power usag...
by CA_Steve
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How annoying are the fans on the new mobos?
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: How annoying are the fans on the new mobos?

570 boards have a fan just to support the power cost of PCIe 4. If you don't think you need PCIe 4 (ie: to support a high end GPU in maybe 2023 where it might make use of the extra bandwidth, or have applications that can make use of SSDs that don't exist yet), then don't go with a 570 board (saving...
by CA_Steve
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best cooling combo
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Best cooling combo

What's your CPU? Will there be overclocking/overvolting?

If it's some stock 65-100W-ish CPU, then going with a top mount AIO will certainly be noisier and maybe not that much cooler than a large air-cooler.
by CA_Steve
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: server response testing
Replies: 20
Views: 52466

Re: server response testing

As far as I can tell, they show up as new notifications..mixed in with any posts you've subscribed to that have new additions.
by CA_Steve
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing a HP Workstation - can it be done?
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Silencing a HP Workstation - can it be done?

Welcome to SPCR. It's a coin toss whether or not HP has chosen to use standardized sizes and connectors for the motherboard and PSU. So, putting the guts into a new case might work, or you might find: - the motherboard standoff holes don't match up - the PSU doesn't fit - the PSU motherboard connect...
by CA_Steve
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: server response testing
Replies: 20
Views: 52466

Re: server response testing

whoa - forum redesign :)
by CA_Steve
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing Define Mini C fans for quieter operation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Re: Replacing Define Mini C fans for quieter operation?

..and sometimes the PWM fans have a lower starting speed.
by CA_Steve
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: josephclemente's Lian Li PC-Q11B + Suck hole-cooled HD 6850
Replies: 10
Views: 11893

Re: josephclemente's Lian Li PC-Q11B + Suck hole-cooled HD 6

Bill Owen wrote:I've been rebuilding my website since November 21st. It was hacked and everything was lost.
bleh.
by CA_Steve
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: There is no such thing as silent PC
Replies: 12
Views: 1665

Re: There is no such thing as silent PC

Yep - this is a user induced problem :)

+1 for Someswarrior's suggestions.
by CA_Steve
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: In a quest for a silent/eco/cheap HTPC
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

Re: In a quest for a silent/eco/cheap HTPC

One of the things I found buying a used motherboard through ebay was after the mobo's are no longer sold by retailers, the ebay prices tend to go up (less availability). So, you might consider buying something used that is still available new. Plus, you'd get the benefit of: - newer CPU means less p...
by CA_Steve
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: the impossible quest of finding a dead quiet, low-power SFX
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: the impossible quest of finding a dead quiet, low-power

I'd be surprised if your system ever exceeded 80W.
by CA_Steve
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3600X on Msi B450 Tomahawk MAX
Replies: 3
Views: 6823

Re: 3600X on Msi B450 Tomahawk MAX

Cool. Guess you didn't need the fan controller.
by CA_Steve
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread
Replies: 26
Views: 13107

Re: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread

plan to, when I get a chance..as well as the new AMD card.
by CA_Steve
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent GPU
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

Re: Silent GPU

Have you had a chance to benchmark the games you play to see whether or not your '2060 is maybe overpowered..and is just running internally at high fps...causing the higher fan speeds?