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by logion
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet gaming setup
Replies: 43
Views: 22425

Re: Quiet gaming setup

While I wait for the Y splitter to arrive I actually managed to work around the problem of the 4-pin CPU fan header failing to modulate my 3-pin Scythe FAN by just moving the FAN to the 3-pin AUX3 fan header. By setting up the same curves in the UEFI for the CPU fan (which has my secondary CPU fan o...
by logion
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet gaming setup
Replies: 43
Views: 22425

Re: Quiet gaming setup

Just posting a follow-up in this thread. I RMAd my Seasonic PSU last year and their service was excellent. I get the feeling that my repaired PSU (actually the shipped me a new one and took the old back) is actually quieter. my best bet would be to get a pair of quiet 120mm PWM-controlled aftermarke...
by logion
Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet gaming setup
Replies: 43
Views: 22425

Re: Quiet gaming setup

After assembling everything there are two issues that are troubling me: i) the Seasononic P-520 suffers from electronic whining. I find this very disappointing from what is broadly recognized as a high quality component from a top notch manufacturer. The review on SPCR actually mentioned this, but I...
by logion
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet gaming setup
Replies: 43
Views: 22425

Re: Quiet gaming setup

As you might have noticed, I'm using Asrock mainboards (B85M Pro4 and one more in my HTPC) now and have no problem in adjusting fan speed of several Noctua fans in my rig to 100~300 rpms "in" BIOS, which surely dispenses any need to use Windows or Linux programs. Since I haven't bought any Asus boa...
by logion
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet gaming setup
Replies: 43
Views: 22425

Re: Quiet gaming setup

I've researched four popular Z87 motherboards in terms of FAN connectors and their ability to control connected fans. FAN control options for different Z87 models of the same manufacturer are usually quite similar with the main difference being the number of FAN connectors available. However, always...
by logion
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet gaming setup
Replies: 43
Views: 22425

Re: Quiet gaming setup

The increased control of the Xpert Fan Control system has convinced me to with a Asus Z87 board, more specifically the Z87-A which is the most affordable from their line-up. Unfortunately, the lack of Linux software means that fans not connected to the CPU PWM outlet on the motherboard will run at a...
by logion
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet gaming setup
Replies: 43
Views: 22425

Re: Quiet gaming setup

How about fan control on today's motherboards? I know I can use the fan controller built into the Define R4; but nowadays alot of motherboards ship with fan control as well (which could run the FANs on lower RPMs than the R4's fan controller)? This thread on SPCR contains a wealth of information abo...
by logion
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet gaming setup
Replies: 43
Views: 22425

Re: Quiet gaming setup

Hi, It is highly likely that your GFX (HD 7970, TDP 250W) will nullify your supposedly quiet rig. In a sense, it is really easy to understand the reason: Just compare the TDP of i5 4670K and its heatsink (Scythe Mugen 4 in your case) with the TDP of HD 7970 and its heatsink (MSI TF?). While the TDP...
by logion
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet gaming setup
Replies: 43
Views: 22425

Quiet gaming setup

Hi, I'm considering upgrading from my (hellishly) loud gaming notebook to a quiet desktop gaming replacement. I have a SSD and monitor/keyboard/mouse that I can re-use, everything else has to be bought. The total cost price should be lower than 1000 euros. So far, I've come up with this setup: CPU: ...
by logion
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Need help quieting down my notebook
Replies: 4
Views: 4319

I tried speedfan and it only shows temps(just like hwmonitor), no fan rpm readings or adjustable fan rpms. As for a Dell fan controlling software I've come across : i8kfan http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/. However judging by the list of compatible dell notebooks, I'm quite sceptical.(it won't install ei...
by logion
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Need help quieting down my notebook
Replies: 4
Views: 4319

Need help quieting down my notebook

Hi, I own a Clevo W860cu(aka Sager NP8690) with a cooling system that generates alot of noise. The cooling system consists of two fans, one for the cpu(intel core i7m) and one for the GPU(ati 5870m). I cannot provide any noise levels(dB levels) but my personal opinion is that it is much to loud. Wha...
by logion
Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS 9700 LED
Replies: 6
Views: 2027

You're right, fanmate @ alternate.de, this is what I want?
by logion
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent HDD & optical drive
Replies: 1
Views: 1522

Silent HDD & optical drive

At the moment, I'm using a Maxtor 6e040l0 40Gb 2Mb PATA HDD as OS disk. Needless to say the capacity of this drive is inadequate, so I'm looking for a new bigger and silent drive to replace it with. From what I've read on this forum Samsung is the way to go, so what do you think of this model : " Sa...
by logion
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS 9700 LED
Replies: 6
Views: 2027

Zalman CNPS 9700 LED

I've bought this CPU cooler and it cools really good, but the stock fan makes a lot of noise @ 12V. I was wondering how i can turn down the CPU fan's RPM, it's mounted on a ASUS P5K Motherboard. This motherboard comes with a feature called "CPU Q-FAN", but when I turn it on nothing changes. In Asus ...