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by davemuk
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 45297

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

Old thread but has anyone used the drive caddy to suspend their HDD's? Out of all the current cases available to buy, the KL07 drive caddy looks big enough to suspend 2 drives with bungee to totally silence any vibrations. *Can the Define C hold 2 suspended HDDs? doesn't look big enough to me. Also,...
by davemuk
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers
Replies: 27
Views: 14785

Re: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers

The Solo II is on the floor. When I said "idle", I actually mean watching blu-ray and movie files as well. Noticed that the HD7750 did increase the clock speed during videos, although there was no fan to ramp up. Not sure whether the 270x behaves the same way. Yes, more or less it behaves same way....
by davemuk
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers
Replies: 27
Views: 14785

Re: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers

If you're refering to the Gaming edition I would say it's very quiet at idle, unless your room is an anechoic chamber you won't notice it imo. It depends. If you have your mid-tower in front of your nose, like I have, you will notice it, easily, while you can't notice a passive card (like the one h...
by davemuk
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers
Replies: 27
Views: 14785

Re: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers

quest_for_silence wrote:
Techno Pride wrote:How is the card during idle?


I would say quiet, but FAR from being silent: at which distance do you sit from the PC?
If you're refering to the Gaming edition I would say it's very quiet at idle, unless your room is an anechoic chamber you won't notice it imo.
by davemuk
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeals
Replies: 21
Views: 10080

Re: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeal

torp wrote:Does this buzzing issue show up on fanned PSUs as well, or just their fanless range?
No idea torp. I suggest googling for the model you're after as it can be very hit and miss with PSU's
by davemuk
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeals
Replies: 21
Views: 10080

Re: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeal

If you're lucky you'll get one that doesn't buzz but I had two in a row that made the same noise so I would say Scan have a bad batch on their hands. How big the batch is I don't know but I couldn't face a third buzzing PSU so bought a superflower 500w fanless from overlockers. I'm very impressed wi...
by davemuk
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeals
Replies: 21
Views: 10080

Re: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeal

You can here the buzz even before you run the stress test, it's just louder when the load is greater. I didn't get a chance to run my system under load but the buzzing was too much even at idle (as I have a very silent solo 2 system, PSU and grill at the top so sound will easily escape). I can't bel...
by davemuk
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeals
Replies: 21
Views: 10080

Re: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeal

I don't know about Scan, but when I buy from Amazon I've no worries to RMA any item to them once, twice, three or more times, as it's free of charge and very quick (I receive the replacement usually two or three working days after I ask for return). Totally agree with you BUT Amazon uk don't sell t...
by davemuk
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeals
Replies: 21
Views: 10080

Re: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeal

CA_Steve wrote:Sorry for your pains, however, awesome data collection for us. Thanks for doing the side by side test.
Thanks :)

This site has given me so much useful info over the years it's nice to pay back a little when I can.
by davemuk
Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeals
Replies: 21
Views: 10080

Re: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeal

Well I spent this morning over at my brothers unplugging his SS P-520 FL and then connecting my motherboard power cables to his PSU. Switched on and.... no buzzing what so ever. Well, so RMA also that second one back to Scan (write down its serial number, then cross your fingers). I won't be going ...
by davemuk
Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeals
Replies: 21
Views: 10080

Re: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeal

Well I spent this morning over at my brothers unplugging his SS P-520 FL and then connecting my motherboard power cables to his PSU. Switched on and.... no buzzing what so ever. I think this rules out my system components as the culprit and squarely puts the problem down to the Seasonic's quality co...
by davemuk
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeals
Replies: 21
Views: 10080

Re: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeal

Also, the fact my bothers PSU (same model) doesn't make any squeals, proves they can do it. Is he running exactly the same components though? Prior experience with these problems on this forum shows it is down to motherboard and it's configuration. If there's any chance you could try your brothers ...
by davemuk
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeals
Replies: 21
Views: 10080

Re: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeal

I highly suspect it is all down to acoustic acuteness. That is, most Seasonic PSUs allegedly generate high-frequency coil whining, which is not audible to all people. In fact, I sympathise those engineers working in Seasonic a little bit because Far East Asia (particularly Taiwan) is far from tranq...
by davemuk
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeals
Replies: 21
Views: 10080

Re: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeal

Have you seen this? http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=573354&sid=96fdd454ca3f41af8263799a4189076a#p573354 Advice from Seasonic is to configure certain things in the BIOS, otherwise it causes buzzing. This is an accepted thing because if you don't have this options set, your syste...
by davemuk
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeals
Replies: 21
Views: 10080

Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeals

RMA'd the first one back to Scan and now the second produces the very same buzzing/high pitch squeal. It's housed in an Antec Solo 2 so the noise leaks out very easily through the top grill, I have chosen silent components for the whole rig and this noise stands out plus it's hard to sit next to it ...
by davemuk
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers
Replies: 27
Views: 14785

Re: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers

The gaming edition R9 270X fits in the Antec Solo if anyone is interested. There's roughly a 2-3mm gap from then end of the card to drive cage. http://i.imgur.com/utTHHIx.jpg Just to confirm you were able to get the below 260mm card in the original Antec Solo!? http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R9-270...
by davemuk
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo ii alternative ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Re: Antec Solo ii alternative ?

roadie wrote:Ordering from Amazon Germany is pretty painless and they have the Solo II.
Managed to grab a solo ii from amazon uk via a trader who is based in Germany. Case arrived promptly and in tack.
by davemuk
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo ii and cpu heatsink choice
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Antec Solo ii and cpu heatsink choice

About to purchase the mb & cpu cooler for my new build but trying the find the best combo which allows dimm slots (2 & 4) on an MSI Z87 G45 to be used along with the height restriction of a Solo II case is not easy. I had been leaning towards the Mugen 4 but the fan sits over the first two dimm slot...
by davemuk
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers
Replies: 27
Views: 14785

Re: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers

AMD's Mantle could be really impressive, more information about it should appear at the next APU tech press meeting (which I think is this week). For me, letting developers get the most out of a card through a very thin driver layer is the best software based improvement in years for the PC. The fir...
by davemuk
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers
Replies: 27
Views: 14785

Re: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers

The gaming edition R9 270X fits in the Antec Solo if anyone is interested. There's roughly a 2-3mm gap from then end of the card to drive cage. The defeault 18% fan speed under windows is very quiet and only gets louder between 25-30% with the side case open. Wth the case closed the heat built up (i...
by davemuk
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo ii alternative ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Re: Antec Solo ii alternative ?

CA_Steve wrote:Fractal Design's Define R4 or Define Mini.
I've leaning towards the R4, my brother is getting one soon so I'll be able to have a hands on listening test first.
by davemuk
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo ii alternative ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Antec Solo ii alternative ?

It's seems the UKs supply of Antec Solo ii is non existent and only available overseas (mostly in the US). Is there any info on a replacement from Antec or is the Solo line going the way of the Dodo ? IF there's no Solo, what else would be a good alternative for a midi sized case. I curently have th...
by davemuk
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers
Replies: 27
Views: 14785

Re: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers

Not necessarily: TPU -- MSI R9 280X GAMING 3 GB Well the 280X also produces more heat overall. I was mainly wondering whether the Gaming edition would always be quieter than respective Hawk/Lightning edition for the same GPU. At least from the example in the links I posted, it would seem so. If it ...
by davemuk
Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7870 OC w/ S1 Plus - Fast, cool, and quiet!!
Replies: 11
Views: 8784

Re: Radeon 7870 OC w/ S1 Plus - Fast, cool, and quiet!!

Would it have been possible to remove the 3 Windforce fans and use the two Scythe Slipstreams instead ? It looks like a meaty enough heatsink.
by davemuk
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 121728

Does anyone know how low you can get the 4850 to idle at ?

TIA,
Dave
by davemuk
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 121728

Club 3D has released new version of HD 4850. Instead stock cooler, it seems to have Arctic Cooling Accelero L1 OEM cooler with 80mm fan. pictures here: http://hard-pc.pl/czytaj/news/club3d-hd4850-i-accelero-l1.html That looks pretty nice. What I noticed that Club 3D hasn't opted to cool VRM's anywa...
by davemuk
Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 121728

From what I've read the GDDR3 memory doesn't run much lower than 450-500MHz in 2D (IDLE) state, without some instability. That's a shame, it seems reducing the memory speed returns the biggest power savings. Does 160/500 for a 4850 reduce it's power consumption by much ? * Do you have any links abo...
by davemuk
Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 121728

quietnevbie wrote:Thank you for all this information, nafets. I wonder how much different a 4850 with GDDR3 is regarding all this tweaking..
I would very much like to know that too ie. what's the lowest power consumption you can get a 4850 in 2D ?

Dave
by davemuk
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 121728

According to this post, the idle freq. should be 160mhz. I'm guessing this would drop the power usuage dramatically.
by davemuk
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Hybrid SLI - non performance mode
Replies: 9
Views: 2974

Hybrid SLI - non performance mode

This sounds interesting. Nvidia’s Hybrid SLI performance mode will mean that your chipset gets boosted by an external GPU in performance and that it probably shows another name in the driver so your PC will tell you have better graphics than you had before. If you are not into performance and you ...