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by Mrc112
Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacing the front fan on a Coolermaster Cosmos II?
Replies: 3
Views: 2820

Re: Replacing the front fan on a Coolermaster Cosmos II?

why not just use 1 or 2 silent 140mm fans ? I believe those are supported on the front of the cosmos II in stead of the 200mm fan
by Mrc112
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cryorig R1 Ultimate & Universal CPU Coolers
Replies: 5
Views: 5324

Re: Cryorig R1 Ultimate & Universal CPU Coolers

Got the new pc with the Cryorig R1 Ultimate and according to asus suite 3, my fan can go as low as 328 rmp ?
Wouldn't this affect the results ? (don't know the performace yet on this speed, I'l planning on some OC'ing once I got everything installed)
by Mrc112
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 39043

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

MikeC wrote:There were 2 tries, the second with the extra fan in front. That's what gave the improved temps -- and allowed a slightly slower GPU fan speed.
You know what might be good in a silent gaming rig: a Cryorig R1 Ultimate. If only we had a SPCR review of this 8)
Hurry MikeC, c'mon :mrgreen:
by Mrc112
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Fan Control Question]
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Re: [Fan Control Question]

not getting any rpm readings on my fancontroller, sorry.
pwm testing is not really possible for me at this moment. Looks like you'll have to wait for Mike to conclude his testing :(
by Mrc112
Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Fan Control Question]
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Re: [Fan Control Question]

Hi,

I'm just now seeing that my post got moved to this seperate topic. I'll try to retest this evening and provide you with the updated numbers.
Might even also try to hook them up to fanexpert2 (but don't shoot me if I don't get to that :) )
by Mrc112
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 17730

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

just tested the cryorig ultimate R1 real quickly for sound. Speedwise, I got it down to 30% using a fan controller. Both fans at this speed are inaudible. Had to actually put my head next to it (talking about 1" away) to hearany sound at all. In a case or when 30cm (almost 12") away, you will not he...
by Mrc112
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Fan Control Question]
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

[Fan Control Question]

just tested the cryorig ultimate R1 real quickly for sound. Speedwise, I got it down to 30% using a fan controller. Both fans at this speed are inaudible. Had to actually put my head next to it (talking about 1" away) to hear any sound at all. In a case or when 30cm (almost 12") away, you will not h...
by Mrc112
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 17730

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

In that case (if you're hoping/aiming for 16x/16X) I'm afraid I might have some bad news for you. According to anandtech , the i5820k does not support 40 lanes, only 28 lanes, meaning that in SLI, you will always go 16X/8X, no matter which slots you use. That means that gamins-wise, your gain will b...
by Mrc112
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 17730

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Checked with Cryorig support today regarding blocking the first PCI-E slot: Sorry to tell you this but the R1 Ultimate will block the first PCI-E slot on the Asus X99-A. That probably means that i wont be going with the Cryorig, but the Noctua instead (which we have screenshots on the X99 Deluxe bo...
by Mrc112
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 17730

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Ow yeah: I forgot: C'mon Mike, review that Cryorig !!! :lol: They just contacted me w/ an apology that the samples won't be shipped till next month due to production being unable to keep up with high demand. So I would estimate close to Nov's end before we can get reviews posted. Too bad :( In the ...
by Mrc112
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 17730

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

1. for the youtube clip (currently at work, without sound, so don't shoot me if I'm mistaken, I'll doublecheck this evening at home & update my post if I was mistaken) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzKOZR9ED1E 2. for the MSI vs the Asus: I also doublechecked and it seems that the soundlevels are in...
by Mrc112
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 17730

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

subscribing to this thread because it mimics my future build :D Especially the Cryorig R1 ultimate is very much on my wanted list. Looked up some youtube clips regarding the sound and found one where they compared it to the NH-D15. They only tested at max speed, the R1 seemed a bit louder, but the s...
by Mrc112
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 323362

Re: Upcoming Reviews & Articles

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CRYO ... sal/1.html
Cryorig R1 seems like a potential top cooler with different fans. would love to see spcr do a review on this (unknown, new) brand
by Mrc112
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Heatsinks updated
Replies: 158
Views: 184358

Re: Recommended Heatsinks updated

The nh-d15 link is pointing to the nh-d14 article ;-)
by Mrc112
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec introduces P380
Replies: 1
Views: 3309

Antec introduces P380

Link can be found here Seems that the case will be sturdier than the P280. Some info: * everything until eatx motherboards (included) is supported; 9 extension slots. * 1 120mm fan can be mounted on the back; 3 120mm or 2 140mm fans can be mounted on the front & top * 9 3,5" or 2,5" drives can be mo...
by Mrc112
Wed May 14, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec or Phanteks (or something else that doesn't rhyme)?
Replies: 6
Views: 4610

Re: Antec or Phanteks (or something else that doesn't rhyme)

I imagine you read the review of the antec and the Phantek ? In my opinion, you can't go wrong with either one of these fans. Both can get quiet, both will keep the temps reasonable. It just depends on what you favor more: a little bit more silence or a little bit lower temps. One small remark on Ab...
by Mrc112
Tue May 06, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 ATX Case
Replies: 76
Views: 42965

Re: Silverstone Fortress FT02 ATX Case

The love story of a man and his case. First off, let me make clear that I am in no way connected to Silverstone :) My search for my ultimate silent pc case started back in the day when I got a noisy pc in a coolermaster centurion 532 with lots of noisy parts in it. I don’t even remember how I ended...
by Mrc112
Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT02/FT05 inspired, Apple Mac looking mATX tower
Replies: 11
Views: 4657

Re: Silverstone FT02/FT05 inspired, Apple Mac looking mATX t

That Mx2 is sexyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy:shock:

Also seems to have quite a bit of potential, would love to see SPCR do a review about this case !
by Mrc112
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: the fight against dust: new type of filter
Replies: 1
Views: 1314

the fight against dust: new type of filter

S2Innovation has released a selfdeclared revolutionary anti-dust filter
The case isn't my cup of tea, but it's good to see that some companies are still looking to improve the dust filtering capacities of cases.
by Mrc112
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best CPU-cooler & fans for 4670k in a Fortress FT-02
Replies: 2
Views: 2197

Best CPU-cooler & fans for 4670k in a Fortress FT-02

I'm currently doubting between 3 cpu-coolers for my 4670k (that will be overclocked) in a FT-02: * Thermalright HR-02 Macho * Phanteks PH-TC14PE * Thermalright True Spirit 140mm (yes, this does exist too) * noctua nh-u14s The HR-22 (now that's big) is not yet considered since no release-date or spec...
by Mrc112
Thu May 23, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 140 mm Fan Roundup: Noctua, Phanteks, Xigmatek
Replies: 39
Views: 31712

Re: 140 mm Fan Roundup: Noctua, Phanteks, Xigmatek

Too bad the prolimatech fans were not included :( The red vortex 14 is quite silent (this fan was used for the prolimatech genesis review) and the ultra sleek vortex 14 from prolimatech seems very interesting to me. Any chance these will also be reviewed, next to the ty140 & other fans mentioned abo...
by Mrc112
Wed May 22, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Interesting new case from NZXT
Replies: 4
Views: 3361

Re: Interesting new case from NZXT

First review can be found here
by Mrc112
Tue May 21, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: The impact of motherboard layout on silent computing
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

The impact of motherboard layout on silent computing

Can anybody explain why motherboards are as they are (regarding their layout I mean) ? The reason for this is that for a silent pc, the layout does not seem optimal. The thing that got me going was my old Silverstone ft-02 case. Silverstone was on to something there. Let’s take a look why that case ...
by Mrc112
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kaze Server fan controller - does it buzz?
Replies: 1
Views: 862

Re: Scythe Kaze Server fan controller - does it buzz?

I've used it in my FT-02 case without causing buzzing (was actually very happy with this fan controller. Would have reused it in my Cosmos II if that was possible)
by Mrc112
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to silence a game+oc rig
Replies: 19
Views: 4008

Re: Trying to silence a game+oc rig

Hi, For your GPU, the easiest way would be to get an updated bios (did you check gigabyte's website ?). Other than that, do you know what kind of plug the fans have ? (On my gigabyte cards, it's a small non standard plug) Maybe you could wire together (buy ?) an adapter that would allow you to plug...
by Mrc112
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to silence a game+oc rig
Replies: 19
Views: 4008

Re: Trying to silence a game+oc rig

To give an update about this setup: Fan xpert2 works like a charm ! On normal use, the fans can be made inaudible for me: * passive PSU on low load * 2 hd-fans @ 500-600 rpm * front intake, 1 cpu fan & top 140mm case fan: stopped * other cpu fan & top 120mm case fan: +/- 700 rpm This results in a ve...
by Mrc112
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to silence a game+oc rig
Replies: 19
Views: 4008

Re: Trying to silence a game+oc rig

Found the answer to both my questions: * turning off fans is possible * the 6th fan is the OPT_header and is linked to the CPU fanheader However, I've found a new problem: the 4 case fanheaders can control 3pin & pwm fans. The cpu fanheader however needs a pwm fan to be controlled correctly via xper...
by Mrc112
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to silence a game+oc rig
Replies: 19
Views: 4008

Re: Trying to silence a game+oc rig

seems that 3pin fans can indeed be controlled via xpert2. I'm a bit confused about 2 things however: 1. Will fan xpert 2 be able to shut down fans when below a certain temperature threshold 2. both the asus pro & deluxe motherboard seem able to control 6 fans; however in the SPRC review, there are o...
by Mrc112
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to silence a game+oc rig
Replies: 19
Views: 4008

Re: Trying to silence a game+oc rig

one final question: will the asus xpert 2 take the 3pin fans and be able to control them correctly ?
by Mrc112
Tue May 29, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to silence a game+oc rig
Replies: 19
Views: 4008

Re: Trying to silence a game+oc rig

kuzzia wrote:You really need a case that big?
As said before: I like the looks and the space.
And besides: my firm is paying for it, so I do not have to cough up the absurd amount of money :)