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by LongJan
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC upgrade/downsize to m-ATX
Replies: 5
Views: 3108

Re: PC upgrade/downsize to m-ATX

The Fractal Design Nano S is good
Really?
It’s bigger than some mATX cases still airflow to gfx-card is blocked by the PSU.
by LongJan
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Why is Noctua NH-D15S so loud?
Replies: 22
Views: 12045

Re: Why is Noctua NH-D15S so loud?

Either your Noctua was broken or your new fan is running at lower rpm!
by LongJan
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Why is Noctua NH-D15S so loud?
Replies: 22
Views: 12045

Re: Why is Noctua NH-D15S so loud?

No way a Noctua fan at 600-800 rpm is unbearable noisy, unless it's faulty in some way. If so that "absolute piece of garbage" has 6 years warranty.
by LongJan
Fri May 05, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Perfect Computer Chassis: In Win 303C (Forget the KL07)
Replies: 11
Views: 5317

Re: Perfect Computer Chassis: In Win 303C (Forget the KL07)

Sure, perfect if you in year 2017 still want to keep your super efficient components in a big closet :?
by LongJan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help me configuring my quiet PC
Replies: 47
Views: 32777

Re: Please help me configuring my quiet PC

I am no expert on motherboards, usually I choose a rather expensive one in order to get all I may need -and alot I don't need. To day I would go for Asus Z170I Pro Gaming. On yours I miss the opportunity to use a M.2 SATA SSD. Have no idea if I ever will need USB 3.1 Gen2 but it is missing... I am p...
by LongJan
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help me configuring my quiet PC
Replies: 47
Views: 32777

Re: Please help me configuring my quiet PC

First thing I would test in the Node 304, is if those front fans really is needed with 56+75W and one SSD. Simply remove them, connect the other two fans to the motherboard headers and then play around with fan settings, read temps and listen. If that doesn't work well you can connect the front fans...
by LongJan
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help me configuring my quiet PC
Replies: 47
Views: 32777

Re: Please help me configuring my quiet PC

nagi wrote:...nastiest vibrations. Mind you, I only have the built-in front fans, and two 9cm noctuas (1 on CPU cooler, 1 on back in place of the noisier original) in it.
No mechanical drives??
by LongJan
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help me configuring my quiet PC
Replies: 47
Views: 32777

Re: Please help me configuring my quiet PC

I agree with Luca, Core 500 is better, but in my eyes it is so ugly and feels a bit cheap :cry:
Lian Li PC-Q10 is a really nice case but it is expensive and you didn't like windows. Well, that one has a window :shock:
by LongJan
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help me configuring my quiet PC
Replies: 47
Views: 32777

Re: Please help me configuring my quiet PC

About sound dampening -trust Steve !! I am afraid the Metis Plus is too small and would give you unnecessary hard work with cable routing and such things. Fractal Node 304 is a nice case that I have been looking at many times. A couple of potential issues: Length of GFX card / PSU -this is a well do...
by LongJan
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help me configuring my quiet PC
Replies: 47
Views: 32777

Re: Please help me configuring my quiet PC

Anytime a case requires cool air intake at the top of the case - which is the opposite of what naturally would happen - there will be a problem keeping it cool. With a bunch of fans in a small case I very much doubt there is such a thing as natural airflow. However like I said it will also work fin...
by LongJan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help me configuring my quiet PC
Replies: 47
Views: 32777

Re: Please help me configuring my quiet PC

It suffers of the same Styx & Metis (and of both inverted ATX design and solid front cases) issue: it's an hot box, at least with stock cooling, and particularly for passive GPUs, and it cannot be improved easily. OP has already decided to use Fractal Define Nano and I know what happen then you dis...
by LongJan
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help me configuring my quiet PC
Replies: 47
Views: 32777

Re: Please help me configuring my quiet PC

Take a look at Raijintek Thetis It is about the same size (less depth) as Fractal Define Nano and can take ATX, mATX, mITX motherboard. The older Styx is almost the same (not ATX) and maybe cheaper. What I like with that case is that it has kind of two departments, one for GPU and one for CPU. No p...
by LongJan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planned ITX rig for music production
Replies: 5
Views: 4643

Re: Planned ITX rig for music production

CA_Steve wrote:the PSU placement is a little wacky in this case...note the max length is 150mm
Only with a long VGA-card...
by LongJan
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1050 Ti review compilation thread
Replies: 54
Views: 49041

Re: GTX 1050 Ti review compilation thread

So what about the Asus GeForce 1050 Ti Expedition ?
59W and still a PEG! Why?
I want a semipassive one without need for extra power.
If there is a connector I suppose you have to use it, or am I wrong?
by LongJan
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc
Replies: 39
Views: 11632

Re: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc

Well, perhaps you may put your CPU fan a couple of cm away from your CPU heatsink and then tell me whether the temps are the same or not I don't have to try that :) Can tell you directly that if air has to choose between tightly spaced fins and an open gap, much of it will take the easy path and sn...
by LongJan
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc
Replies: 39
Views: 11632

Re: need to replace power supply on legacy silent pc

Back in 2007-2008 I replaced noisy ball bearing Adda fans with Noctua NF-P12 in two different new PSU. One connected to the PSU, the other one to outside running at 700 rpm. They are still in use by relatives. Noctua has 6 years warranty, even then horizontally mounted. Not budget friendly though. B...
by LongJan
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: RAIJINTEK STYX small micro ATX case - airflow schemes
Replies: 13
Views: 6820

Re: small micro ATX case - airflow schemes (advise what's be

I have been thinking of that case for a light gaming rig (MSI GTX 1050/1060 Gaming). Would probably do something like your #4 but with fans in both 5 and 6 (slow spinning and idle then not gaming). Fanless PSU. Don't think duct is necessary -VGA card will act as one and air tend to take the shortest...
by LongJan
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Help with first build - Ncase M1
Replies: 21
Views: 14234

Re: Help with first build - Ncase M1

Congrats to a nice build! couldn't get the motherboard to fit with the I/O shield Happens me every time. Now I have it on the outside, held in place by the connectors. I have my eyes on that PSU for use in some small case. Glad to hear it is silent, but surprised that fan didn't start during Prime95...
by LongJan
Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: To move from uATX to mini-ITX, or not?
Replies: 48
Views: 15026

Re: To move from uATX to mini-ITX, or not?

I never had any problems with Asus motherboards. To day I would go for Z170I Pro Gaming. It has what I want: good fan control, WiFi, M.2 (Sata/PCIE), 8 + front USB. And it seems to have decent VRM cooling. However I neither overclock or run torture tests so I don't bother reading reviews :)
by LongJan
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Super Flower introduces low cost Platinum PSU range
Replies: 5
Views: 3685

Re: Super Flower introduces low cost Platinum PSU range

non-modular. And there is no semi-passive ECO mode
Shit, perfect otherwise. Looking for something <150 mm.
by LongJan
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.
Replies: 27
Views: 9058

Re: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.

I have exactly the same problem as you choosing PSU for a planned build in a Lian Li PC-Q10. Can't decide between Corsair SFX and Cooler Master. Things may have changed during the last years, otherwise i would stay away from fanned Seasonics. My current one, Seasonic Platinum 660W Modular, is silent...
by LongJan
Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.
Replies: 27
Views: 9058

Re: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.

I don't care much for all the numbers in PSU reviews. Almost any modern quality PSU is good enough for me if it's silent. None of those two is tested by SPCR so it's hard to know if they are completely or just rather silent. You can also read the Swedish review of Corsair SF450/600 According to that...
by LongJan
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.
Replies: 27
Views: 9058

Re: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.

I was looking at that case for a while. Think a 160mm modular PSU is a very tight fit and I don't like tight fits and cables that have do be bent 90 degrees so personally I wouldn't go for it. Perhaps instead Corsair SF450 (SFX semipassive) or Cooler Master V550 (140mm, fan spins all the time). Me t...
by LongJan
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.
Replies: 27
Views: 9058

Re: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.

Abula wrote:now how do you start the fanXpert?
Start Menu/ASUS/AI Suite -->> FanXpert
by LongJan
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.
Replies: 27
Views: 9058

Re: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.

How do you do this? is that the scheduler picture? do you disable it there? if so how do you start fanXpert? Yes, thats a PrintScreen showing Task Scheduler (Start/Control Panel/System and Maintenance/Administrative Tools/Task Scheduler). Switch both ASUS AISuiteIII and ASUS DIPAwayMode to Inactiva...
by LongJan
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.
Replies: 27
Views: 9058

Re: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.

persons like me that dislike bloated Asus AI Suite if only Asus would made it a stand alone without the need of AI Suite i would use it, but i like more a minimalisitic setup I like FanXpert very much. I suppose you already know this, but i'll tell you anyway, perhaps someone else doesn't know. You...
by LongJan
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Preparing for a build in Lian Li PC-Q10
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Preparing for a build in Lian Li PC-Q10

You might want to take a look at the system in my signature. I have seen your Metis. It's very nice, but I want more airflow for the GFX card and I am no drill/dremel man. No, I am not set on Lian Li. I could do with Fractal 500. However this time I feel for something special.. idk.. nice looking.....
by LongJan
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Preparing for a build in Lian Li PC-Q10
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Preparing for a build in Lian Li PC-Q10

Usage: World of Warcraft 1440p, online poker, photo editing (Lightroom/Gimp), browsing and the usual stuff... ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming with I5-6600. CPU-cooler is no problem, even a Noctua NH-U12S (Scythe Kotetsu is not available) will probably fit, but I think the smaller U9S will be better looking th...
by LongJan
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Grizwald
Replies: 43
Views: 17012

Re: Silent Grizwald

edh wrote:Fit a big tower cooler (120mm fan)
Since max height for CPU-cooler is 95mm that will be kind of difficult :o
by LongJan
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal intro's Define Nano S Mini-ITX
Replies: 25
Views: 11586

Re: Fractal intro's Define Nano S Mini-ITX

Probably because you want to see as a blanket statement what was a very specific remark (about the Nano as a replacement for the Mini). Yes, I understand what you mean. Going from mATX to mITX may be 'not as good' in some situations (eg. lack of PCI-slots). Suppose I reacted mostly on the build qua...