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by scholtz
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan curve/settings questions
Replies: 3
Views: 4256

Re: Fan curve/settings questions

Thanks, @Abula. Few follow ups: some here stop totally fans and have them start at certain temps, others like me like to have the fans as high as i can without being audible with my ambient to avoid the temp spikes that usual light load gives so they dont ramp up and down (breathing effect) but this...
by scholtz
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan curve/settings questions
Replies: 3
Views: 4256

Fan curve/settings questions

Hi all, got a few questions about setting fan curves etc. This is for the system I built this year, following this community's excellent advice. See http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=69951 This thing is pretty dang quiet at idle, but I'm trying to make it a little more so. Th...
by scholtz
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: noise and cooling w/ fan adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 2781

Re: noise and cooling w/ fan adapter

Never mind. Just tried to remove the fan to see if I could get a good look at the mounting holes, to make sure the bracket would fit. And I failed to get the fan off of there. Odd-sized screws torqued down tight, partially covered by a fan shroud. Screws were gonna strip before coming out of there. ...
by scholtz
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: noise and cooling w/ fan adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 2781

noise and cooling w/ fan adapter

Quick question: anyone have experience/opinions about using a fan adapter for a CPU cooler fan? Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Nexus-80mm-92mm-120mm-Converter/dp/B002C7IQ1O Wondering a) if the funnel shape will cause more wind noise, and b) if the separation between fan and heatsink is ...
by scholtz
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua PWM fan low-frequency hum
Replies: 14
Views: 7109

Re: Noctua PWM fan low-frequency hum

The lower fan curve on the Noctua definitely helped. Thanks, all!

Decided to get a smaller NVME SSD (960 EVO) to start, for OS and heavily used programs. Will likely still add a larger SATA later when I start needing more storage. But hoping prices fall a bit before buying.
by scholtz
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua PWM fan low-frequency hum
Replies: 14
Views: 7109

Re: Noctua PWM fan low-frequency hum

Also, as long as I'm asking about the Palit: in my mobo the GPU is directly on top of the M.2 slot, where my primary SSD resides. Do I need to worry at all about the GPU getting hot enough that it has adverse effects on the SSD?
by scholtz
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua PWM fan low-frequency hum
Replies: 14
Views: 7109

Re: Noctua PWM fan low-frequency hum

Thanks, will try that. Can either of you give me an idea of how hot I can let the Palit get without concern? Did a bit of non-graphically-intensive gaming yesterday and per HWMonitor the GPU temp was mostly in the 50s celcius, with a few spikes into the low 60s. (And that was with a single front int...
by scholtz
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua PWM fan low-frequency hum
Replies: 14
Views: 7109

Noctua PWM fan low-frequency hum

Just built a new system, which is described in this thread: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=69951&p=607271#p607271 I ended up adding a Noctua NF-A14 PWM fan as a 2nd (lower) case fan, to blow more air over the Palit fanless GPU. This is supposed to be a very quiet fan. I fo...
by scholtz
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 9035

Re: School me on work/light gaming build

What do folks think of this Shadow Rock line from Be Quiet? New Egg has Shadow Rock LP (low profile) for a little less than the Mugen. Have plenty of room in the case, but I guess smaller can't hurt. Might be easier to install? It's Rated at 130W TDP and my chip is 65W TDP. Does that provide enough ...
by scholtz
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 9035

Re: School me on work/light gaming build

Unfortunately the Kotetsu mark 2 doesn't seem to be available in the US. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
by scholtz
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 9035

Re: School me on work/light gaming build

Just got the system assembled and working. Bought the Palit card from England. Shipped in 3 days for $30 and wasn't really more than inflated prices for louder cards here ATM. For those keeping score at home: * stock fans on the Fractal case: pretty quiet * stock CPU cooler for the Ryzen 3: not so m...
by scholtz
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 9035

Re: School me on work/light gaming build

@CA_Steve, good advice, thanks, will do that.
I take it that means you don't think highly of any of the cards in that list?
by scholtz
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 9035

Re: School me on work/light gaming build

Neither the Palit nor the Gigabyte G1 nor the Asus Strix seem to be in stock anywhere in the US. Both seem to be available only through one German site (grooves.land) which seems to have a spotty track record. Many stores say out of stock, others say "call for availability" which I assume means out ...
by scholtz
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 9035

Re: School me on work/light gaming build

Hmm, looks like the KalmX has disappeared from Amazon since I listed the build.. :(
Google only shows one listing (http://www.grooves-inc.com/palit-geforc ... rrency=USD) which I think ships from Europe..
by scholtz
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 9035

Re: School me on work/light gaming build

Also @CA_Steve, re the case fans, a few additional questions for you: * Is it OK to mix voltage-controlled and PWM fans in the case if they're on separate headers? Gonna try the stock Fractal fans like you suggest, but leaning toward getting at least one additional fan for extra airflow on the GPU. ...
by scholtz
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 9035

Re: School me on work/light gaming build

Thanks for the advice, everyone. Have been considering two pieces of advice in particular: "try the stock AMD cooler because the Mugen is overkill" and "get a Be Quiet PSU instead of the Seasonic". While both these seem reasonable, I am thinking of sticking w/ both the Mugen and the Seasonic. Here's...
by scholtz
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 9035

Re: School me on work/light gaming build

Oh, one other thing. re the suggestions to try the stock CPU cooler. Isn't it harder to swap out a cooler than to install the first one? Don't you have to clean thermal paste off the CPU or something if you want to swap it?
by scholtz
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 9035

Re: School me on work/light gaming build

Also, do I need to worry about quantity of fan connectors on the mobo? I notice that the build walle linked to (thanks for that!) looks like it has 6 case fans installed. The mobo specs say it has: - 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector - 1 x 4-pin water-pump-fan connector - 4 x 4-pin system fan connectors D...
by scholtz
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 9035

Re: School me on work/light gaming build

Thanks, all! Appreciate the help! Few follow-up questions: @CA_Steve, unfortunately it's hard for me to evaluate mobo quality. I'll look into NIC differences. Don't think I know what to look for in the BIOS. Any particular fan options that are essential? Don't care much about audio, as I plan to use...
by scholtz
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 9035

School me on work/light gaming build

Hi all, coming back around to this site for the first time in like 7 or 8 years (which is how old my current setup is.) Time for it to go, and start completely fresh. Here's the new build I'm considering, after poking around on this site and elsewhere for a few days, and doing some research. This is...
by scholtz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Considering a new build. Suggestions are most welcome.
Replies: 64
Views: 23822

Re: Considering a new build. Suggestions are most welcome.

Hi, just checking in on whether you finished your build and if you're happy with it. Quiet enough? Considering a similarly-focused build and wondering if you'd do anything differently. Thanks!
by scholtz
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:33 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: high-pitched click/squeak (coil whine??)
Replies: 0
Views: 2709

high-pitched click/squeak (coil whine??)

i'm experiencing a somewhat-quiet but high-pitched (and therefore annoying) squeak/click noise from somewhere in the vicinity of my motherboard/CPU/PSU. At first I unjustly blamed my new Samsung drive (see http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=44253) but as it turns out it's just the ...
by scholtz
Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: difference between samsung HD321KJ and HD501LJ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

OK, I can try the foam thing. It really seems like the low-pitched noise is vibrating through the case while the high-pitched noise isn't, but what do I know? BTW, I have an Antec case with rubber grommets for the drive cage screws, so it should be somewhat insulated from vibrations already. Obvious...
by scholtz
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: difference between samsung HD321KJ and HD501LJ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

well, i went ahead and got a HD321KJ, and installed it over the weekend. My impression so far is that performance is good, and idle noise is very quiet indeed. Can't really hear it idling, and the rest of my system is pretty quiet at this point. However, when there's activity I don't find the drive ...
by scholtz
Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: difference between samsung HD321KJ and HD501LJ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

difference between samsung HD321KJ and HD501LJ?

Is there any tech/performance/noise difference between these two drives? Or is it only a matter of size?

(320GB is plenty for me, so i'll go w/ the smaller unless there's a compelling reason to go w/ the larger)

Thanks!
by scholtz
Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noise, fan balance, dust
Replies: 38
Views: 11514

Answered my own question about the Yate Loon and the Zalman. Unplugged the molex, and now the fan mate works just fine. Even quieter!
by scholtz
Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noise, fan balance, dust
Replies: 38
Views: 11514

A status report: big improvements! I got the Seasonic installed, along with a bright orange Yate Loon case fan. Big, big improvement. Much quieter, I can now hear my hard drive loud and clear for the first time ;) And I'm happy knowing I'm drawing less power. Thanks for the help, all of you. I also ...
by scholtz
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: installing PSU 20/24 pin power connector
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

installing PSU 20/24 pin power connector

Please forgive the noob question in advance I just purchased and received a Seasonic S-12 380 on the recommendation of this fine community. My mobo has a 20-pin main connector, and the PSU has a "20/24" pin connector. As I understand things, this isn't a problem, but I realize I don't know exactly h...
by scholtz
Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noise, fan balance, dust
Replies: 38
Views: 11514

Making one last attempt at SpeedFan before I buy a fan controller... JohnFL was kind enough to walk me through some configuration via IM (thanks, John!), but so far no dice. mattthemuppet, I tried checking out the advanced config but I don't know what to change. I have Winbond W83627EHF. Notes about...
by scholtz
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noise, fan balance, dust
Replies: 38
Views: 11514

A few new developments: I tried using JohnFL's instructions for SpeedFan, but I cannot get it to actually change my CPU fan speed. I've tried all 4 Speed settings in SF, and I can see SF dropping the speed percentages, but the RPM's don't actually change. I'm taking it that this means my mobo is 'in...