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by Mr Evil
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Super Flower power supply doesn't fit my Fractal Design case
Replies: 14
Views: 5814

Re: Super Flower power supply doesn't fit my Fractal Design

Thanks but it doesn't. The two right screws doesn't fit. Super Flower says they're following the ATX-standard and Fractal Design says they also following the ATX-standard so i don't know who's right. Not implying by the following that you are not right, but have you tested the different holes on th...
by Mr Evil
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM4 MBOs seem rather flimsy
Replies: 13
Views: 10603

Re: AM4 MBOs seem rather flimsy

Derek Semeraro wrote:...And none of the Micro ATX or ATX boards have built-in Wifi.
Did you really mean ATX? There are plenty of AM4 ATX motherboards with built-in WiFi.
by Mr Evil
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM4 MBOs seem rather flimsy
Replies: 13
Views: 10603

Re: AM4 MBOs seem rather flimsy

Not many mATX boards yet, but there are some decent full ATX boards, e.g. I have the ASRock X370 Taichi that Abula mentioned, and it pleasingly has 5 fan headers that all support PWM. I think that buying a Ryzen system right now is likely to be fine for most people. Now that there have been a few BI...
by Mr Evil
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone have any experience with Thermalright Le Grand Macho?
Replies: 9
Views: 5977

Re: Anyone have any experience with Thermalright Le Grand Ma

quest_for_silence wrote:
Abula wrote:I kinda think its backwards, it help pull air in

Why, according to you? They are under the blade plane/line.
It's possible that they could suck in air due to the Venturi effect.
by Mr Evil
Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?
Replies: 11
Views: 8003

Re: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?

I don't have a lot of samples to judge from, but I have a 2TB Green from 2012 that is totally silent, while the new 4TB Red from 2015 that I replaced it with is loud. I was most disappointed.
by Mr Evil
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Super Flower power supply doesn't fit my Fractal Design case
Replies: 14
Views: 5814

Re: Super Flower power supply doesn't fit my Fractal Design

I assume that it will end up in the bottom of the case, with the heatsink facing up? That should be fine, as it will put the heatsink where it gets the most airflow.
by Mr Evil
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Passive Cooling vs Silent Cooling for my purposes
Replies: 25
Views: 11878

Re: Passive Cooling vs Silent Cooling for my purposes

MikeC wrote:...The question is why choose a linear PSU?...
There are some reasons why it might be a good idea, for instance they are easier to design. However the audio world is full of snake oil, cargo-cultism and self-delusion, which are the usual reasons.
by Mr Evil
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Alpenföhn Wing Boost 2 Plus fans
Replies: 5
Views: 3266

Re: Alpenföhn Wing Boost 2 Plus fans

I am using three of their 140mm fans. They are good at higher speeds, but the clicking at low speed makes them louder than many other fans I have used.
by Mr Evil
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 347613

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

HP ZR2740w: Very slight whine in normal use, only noticable if I move around the back of the monitor within half a meter. Samsung U32E850: No noise at all in normal use. If I press my ear right up against the vent behind the monitor I can faintly hear it buzzing. It makes a louder, but still very q...
by Mr Evil
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Passive Cooling vs Silent Cooling for my purposes
Replies: 25
Views: 11878

Re: Passive Cooling vs Silent Cooling for my purposes

...I would be interested to hear about your opinion (or experience) of SOTM Products The Fan Filter (although discussed earlier), the SATA Filter , the ISO-CAT6 Filter and especially the SOTM Usb card that can be externally powered by a linear power supply. if this goes too much offtopic, pardon me...
by Mr Evil
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Tri-x Fury
Replies: 13
Views: 5296

Re: Sapphire Tri-x Fury

I have one. My experience is like the reviews: The fans stop at low load, and at full load it's still exceptionally quiet. It does produce a little coil whine - more of a buzzing really, but not audible once its inside a case.
by Mr Evil
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Custom carbon fibre case
Replies: 8
Views: 4839

Re: Custom carbon fibre case

...I'd consider going with 140mm AIO route + beefier heatsinks to VRM and VRAM. I liked this idea, so I very nearly bought a water-cooled Fury X, but then I saw reviews of the Sapphire Fury (non-X) which measured it being even quieter, so I bought one of those. It is really very quiet. The fans sto...
by Mr Evil
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn
Replies: 43
Views: 51557

Re: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn

Given that fanless heatsinks need (more) case airflow, fanless is pointless. I strongly disagree. Given that a case fan is required anyway, why not use it to cool the CPU as well as everything else? https://mrevil.asvachin.eu/comp/fileserverii/inside.jpg https://mrevil.asvachin.eu/comp/case/inside_...
by Mr Evil
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn
Replies: 43
Views: 51557

Re: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn

I too would be interested to know how well it performs fanless. I've used all my CPU heatsinks fanless for a few years now, and it's always hard to work out which heatsink is going to work best, because there is no reliable data.
by Mr Evil
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Custom brushed stainless steel quiet case
Replies: 7
Views: 6137

Re: Custom brushed stainless steel quiet case

Perfect execution. I love stainless steel, except that other people love to leave fingerprints all over it. >:(
niels007 wrote:...I should've used stainless bolts...
Careful using stainless bolts in stainless steel; it has a tendency to gall.
by Mr Evil
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Custom carbon fibre case
Replies: 8
Views: 4839

Re: Custom carbon fibre case

Good point about the heatpipe orientation. I have seen some tests relating to that before, and heatsinks with sintered heatpipes did pretty well upside-down. The closest to a suitable fanless heatink I found was the ARCTIC Accelero S3 . The fins are oriented appropriately, and it's big, but with a r...
by Mr Evil
Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: IPS monitor, radiation, and sharp object question
Replies: 4
Views: 3041

Re: IPS monitor, radiation, and sharp object question

Old CRT monitors produced a tiny quantity of x-rays, and lightly scratching the glass would not make that any worse. Modern LCD monitors produce nothing more harmful than heat and light, so there's nothing to worry about
by Mr Evil
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Custom carbon fibre case
Replies: 8
Views: 4839

Re: Custom carbon fibre case

30mm. I would have used 20mm, but the availability was poor. Specifically, I couldn't find 20mm T-connectors (the parts used to join profiles in the middle).
by Mr Evil
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Custom carbon fibre case
Replies: 8
Views: 4839

Custom carbon fibre case

I have been wanting to try my hand at building a case for a long time. When I was motivated enough to actually do it, I thought I should go all-out. This is the result. The main features are that it is constructed from a frame of aluminium extrusions, with carbon fibre panels. The motherboard is rot...
by Mr Evil
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The "Fix-ATX" Quiet Case Design
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Re: The "Fix-ATX" Quiet Case Design

...Unfortunately the exhaust fan needs to be higher than the intake fan (because hot air rises), so it is not possible to simply reverse the fans on a standard case... This has to be taken into account it you're relying on natural convection alone, but even a slow fan can completely overpower gravi...
by Mr Evil
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone volt modded a PWM fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 2976

Re: Anyone volt modded a PWM fan?

I tried undervolting a 140mm "be quiet!" PWM fan and it didn't really work, because the speed it runs at 0% and 12V was already only slightly above its stall speed. Decreasing the voltage therefore leads to it stalling, then spinning fast for a second as its on-board controller attempts to restart, ...
by Mr Evil
Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD
Replies: 33
Views: 17279

Re: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD

quest_for_silence wrote:...so-called "super cap" (just a cap)...
Supercapacitors are not just normal capacitors. It's a specific technical term for a type of capacitor which has significantly higher energy density than "just a cap".
by Mr Evil
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD
Replies: 33
Views: 17279

Re: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD

I got the 128GB version a little over a year ago after I became fed up with my Vertex 2 breaking every time I put my PC to sleep. One of the main reasons I chose it was that Samsung use their own controller and firmware, as opposed to the numerous Sandforce-based drives of dubious reliability. It's ...
by Mr Evil
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Nofan CR-80EH : smaller, cheaper fanless from Nofan
Replies: 2
Views: 2586

Re: Nofan CR-80EH : smaller, cheaper fanless from Nofan

At 113mm tall, maybe this would be a good alternative to the discontinued Ninja Mini?
by Mr Evil
Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD multimonitor power consumption success
Replies: 1
Views: 1605

AMD multimonitor power consumption success

Last year I purchased a Radeon 7770, and was disappointed by the high idle power consumption , even when using two identical DisplayPort monitors. It was looking something like this: 1 monitor 2 monitors Core clock 300MHz 400MHz Mem clock 150MHz 1300MHz Core voltage 0.85V 1.2V AC Power 65W 75W Now I...
by Mr Evil
Thu May 09, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is it possible to build a system w/ all digital VRMs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2482

Re: Is it possible to build a system w/ all digital VRMs?

Capacitors don't make any noise (except "boom" when they blow up). The noise you are talking about are from coils. And no, you can't avoid them. They can make noise, due to electrostriction . First, the digital part of VRM is what makes the noise. If you make a analog Voltage regulator module, you ...
by Mr Evil
Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Data on upside down heatpipe performance
Replies: 16
Views: 7498

Re: Data on upside down heatpipe performance

Whether a heatpipe works upside down depends on the type of wick. There is data about this available out there. So the question then becomes: what sort of wick do typical CPU heatsink heatpipes use?
by Mr Evil
Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel SSDs - 330 vs. 520 vs. 510
Replies: 13
Views: 10186

Re: Intel SSDs - 330 vs. 520 vs. 510

CA_Steve wrote:
Nickolai wrote:I'm wary of using Crucial because it seems they can have show-stopping bugs in their firmware
huh?
I think Nickolai must have put in the wrong link. It was firmware version 0309 that fixed the "show-stopping" bug. They have actually had quite a few issues with the M4, of varying severity.
by Mr Evil
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Carbon fibre fan mounting thingy
Replies: 0
Views: 1149

Carbon fibre fan mounting thingy

For a while now, the fans in my desktop machine have been mounted in the middle of the case. This makes them quieter than normally mounted intake fans because they are further away from the front of the case, but they still draw most of the air through the front grille, making it easier to filter du...
by Mr Evil
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Fanless vs KingWin / SuperFlower Fanless
Replies: 7
Views: 3211

Re: Seasonic Fanless vs KingWin / SuperFlower Fanless

I have a SuperFlower Golden Silent Fanless in my fileserver. If I put my ear up next to it, I can hear a slight buzz, but it's quiet enough that even from 10cm away it's inaudible.