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by mingus
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design node 304 or core 500?
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Fractal Design node 304 or core 500?

decided on the 500. I just added the 3rd 3.5" hdd and will be there for quite a while. I just don't see going more than 3 hdd's. (famous last words lol)

it was availible and not expensive, should be okay. thanks again.
by mingus
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design node 304 or core 500?
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Fractal Design node 304 or core 500?

need a new case to house Mini-ITX board and ATX PSU (140mm) and 3 x 3.5" HDD

could even be a mini-tower, just thought a bit smaller form factor would be nice.

do not need a window.

thanks for ideas
by mingus
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX gaming/work
Replies: 4
Views: 1982

Re: Mini-ITX gaming/work

It all worked out in the end, took 5 days to get the Noctua.

Thank you again, for all the help.
by mingus
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX gaming/work
Replies: 4
Views: 1982

Re: Mini-ITX gaming/work

I ended going like this: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XpZvZf I had some help on the parts, the first recommendation was for the Scythe Mugen 5 Rev B cooler and that backplate didn't work with the ASRock board. I ended up with Noctua that worked perfectly. Brother-in-law is happy with the machine, r...
by mingus
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?

the Mugen5 backplate was on top of a chip on the board. mugen5.jpg mugen5_2.jpg scythe_email.jpg I ended up going with Noctua NH-U12S Chromax.black, and Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap fan for the rear. noctua_cr.jpg It's booted on the bench with the 2) 140mm be quiet fans on chassis fan 1 head...
by mingus
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?

great info once again.

probably stick with stock Mugen5 fans. Noctua's are great tho.

3 case fans, 3 headers, maybe one for the CPU fan, so splitter needed?

hopefully, I can dial all the fans in pretty well.
by mingus
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?

went with a single 1tb SSD for now. I was thinking 2) m.2 SSD since the board supports. 550 Watts is fine with the 2070 super? there are 3 models of the 2070S. this one seems to have the 0db feature. was trying to stay within the budget and went ddr4-3000 g.skill. 3 case fans and 2 fan headers on th...
by mingus
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?

This is a *huge* help! his current motherboard is Asrock, they have always worked well for me. I really like the case! should not be a problem with 2.7 slot card? we were hoping for something with no window. just don't see anything that works. (smaller and 2.7-slot GPU support) will change the case,...
by mingus
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX gaming/work
Replies: 4
Views: 1982

Mini-ITX gaming/work

Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case Asus ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard Intel Core i7-9700F EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card Noctua NH-L9x65 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory Samsung 970 Evo Plus ...
by mingus
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?

I am going to assemble a PC for my brother-in-law. he wants to game a little, not a hard-core gamer. we wanted quiet as possible and I noticed that the Asus ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING Mini ITX has only one case fan header. this case has 3 case fans, was thinking about replacing with Noctua fans? (140mm...
by mingus
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: quiet RX 550?
Replies: 9
Views: 5576

Re: quiet RX 550?

only the MSI 1030 has DisplayPort/HDMI. since I am using dual monitors that makes sense.
by mingus
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: quiet RX 550?
Replies: 9
Views: 5576

Re: quiet RX 550?

the LG monitors I was looking at support AMD Freesync. since I am not a gamer I wonder if that really matters?

there is also a fanless GT1030. I think MSI w/DP

thanks
by mingus
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: quiet RX 550?
Replies: 9
Views: 5576

Re: quiet RX 550?

It's an older PC - sandy bridge i7. was going to wait for 9th gen to replace it. I may try the Asrock RX 550 and see how it goes.

the monitor is 27" UHD.
by mingus
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: quiet RX 550?
Replies: 9
Views: 5576

Re: quiet RX 550?

Thanks, yes I was hoping to find one that would run without the fan. specs don't tell the whole story.
by mingus
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: quiet RX 550?
Replies: 9
Views: 5576

quiet RX 550?

Pretty set on a pair of new LG 4K monitors. looking for silent RX550. 2gb or 4gb, either way. no gaming.

ASRock has a new one.

thanks
by mingus
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX550 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 7147

Re: RX550 Review Compilation Thread

will the Sapphire RX550 Pulse 4GB be the best choice? need 4gb for HTPC. only 4 models on newegg.

thanks
by mingus
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: changing fan on GTX 1050?
Replies: 14
Views: 9135

Re: changing fan on GTX 1050?

checked some numbers tonight, MSI Afterburner doesn't do much, card seems to have a mind of it's own. if I uncheck Auto and set it at 50% it still stays at 36%. fan runs at 0% until it reaches about 60C then the fan come on at 35% or 36% a little over 1000RPM when playing 4k movie, about 6-8% GPU us...
by mingus
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: changing fan on GTX 1050?
Replies: 14
Views: 9135

Re: changing fan on GTX 1050?

i uninstalled MSI Afterburner since it was very quiet stock 35%, I can install it later tonight, I want to ski today :-) i am picky about fan noise and it's quiet. when i play 4k video I think it went to about 1100rpm and was still quiet. I will double check everything tonight. also, i *did* get a r...
by mingus
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: changing fan on GTX 1050?
Replies: 14
Views: 9135

Re: changing fan on GTX 1050?

Installed Gigabyte D5 1050 and it is nearly silent at 30% 920 rpm. looked like 4 wires to fan and also looks like i can set lower than 30% if needed.

newegg will charge 15% restock and shipping back on the Zotac 1050.

Zotac never replied to my email.
by mingus
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: changing fan on GTX 1050?
Replies: 14
Views: 9135

Re: changing fan on GTX 1050?

yes, no lower than 45% and clearly audible, I have 2 weeks left to RMA the card, wanted something smaller in case i move to Mini-ITX board/case, right now just a quiet card would be nice. my GD05 case will hold about all. Gigabyte GTX 1050 D5 is making sense at this point. will figure out where to b...
by mingus
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: changing fan on GTX 1050?
Replies: 14
Views: 9135

Re: changing fan on GTX 1050?

Nearly all gaming cards should allow for fan profile adjustment...if they don't we need to make a list of "don't buy this frigging card". Return it if you can. The MSI Gaming would be a better choice. It's longer but still only 9" and dual slot. Passive at lower loads. i better double check before ...
by mingus
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: changing fan on GTX 1050?
Replies: 14
Views: 9135

Re: changing fan on GTX 1050?

Probably a stupid question - have you tried a gfx card fan utility program (like MSI's Afterburner, etc) to see if you can alter the fan profile / lower the speeds? What min speed are you seeing? I just tried MSI Afterburner and doesn't seem to control the fan. I read something that some cards may ...
by mingus
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: changing fan on GTX 1050?
Replies: 14
Views: 9135

changing fan on GTX 1050?

I bought an Zotac GTX 1050 Mini for my HTPC and it's just a little louder than I would like. No reply from Zotac. what about replacing the fan with something aftermarket? my case is Silverstone GD05, bought the smaller card thinking about a smaller case in the future. still have time to RMA if there...
by mingus
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet Flex ATX PSU?
Replies: 0
Views: 1451

Quiet Flex ATX PSU?

replacement for a shuttle machine. not exactly what most are looking for here. thanks for any ideas.
by mingus
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, need quiet cooler please
Replies: 30
Views: 4840

Re: New build, need quiet cooler please

I just installed the very latest Fan Xpert+ (note the "+") version 1.01.06 and it now allows me to test the *chassis* fans, it's not greyed out. strange thing is when i run the test, I can hear the fans ramp up to full speed, but the readout says around 400rpm for all speeds. The fans still run at 1...
by mingus
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, need quiet cooler please
Replies: 30
Views: 4840

Re: New build, need quiet cooler please

Have you tried the CPU heather if the Slipstreams can go below 1000rpm there? have you also tried FanXpert on Asus AISuite? Im having issues with my server build an PWM fans, but its more Supermicro and their bios that lets the fan go to low and the mobo goes into panic and ramps them to full speed...
by mingus
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, need quiet cooler please
Replies: 30
Views: 4840

Re: New build, need quiet cooler please

Sitting here with my new "silent PC", much louder than my last PC. Going to have to rethink this. it's a bit too audible for me. I added the stock 1200rpm to the bottom of the Define Mini with the controller and have it set to a low silent setting. the noise is coming form 3 Scythe PWM fans that wil...
by mingus
Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, need quiet cooler please
Replies: 30
Views: 4840

Re: New build, need quiet cooler please

Up and running Win7 x64, runs very well, all latest drivers in place etc. Just installed 3 Scythe fans. Set the BIOS for Silent and they are running at 1000 rpm, the CPU is 400 rpm. I must say I am very disappointed in the chassis fan control on the board. the Scythe case fans will not go below 1000...
by mingus
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, need quiet cooler please
Replies: 30
Views: 4840

Re: New build, need quiet cooler please

Thanks for that, yeah I looked at the board today and it has everything on it, 4 pin fan headers, USB 3.0 header etc. DDR3 card should be fine, no gaming really. Abula' s post: http://scythe-usa.com/product/acc/076/sy1225sl12LMP_detail.html Maybe put 3 of these in the case since the Gene Z has 3 PWM...
by mingus
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, need quiet cooler please
Replies: 30
Views: 4840

Re: New build, need quiet cooler please

Going to try the passive Asus as above, ASUS ENGT440 DC SL/DI/1GD3. If you mind: http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/ENGTS450_DC_SLDI1GD3/ . yes, this looks like the one. I hope it will cool well if I change the fans in the case. need to see if the Gene Z has PWM headers for case fans ...