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by edh
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How annoying are the fans on the new mobos?
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: How annoying are the fans on the new mobos?

Buy components for now. 'Future proofing' never works out the way you expect as you can't predict what your future needs will be and computer hardware will only get cheaper in time.
by edh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How annoying are the fans on the new mobos?
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: How annoying are the fans on the new mobos?

Oh how history repeats itself. In about 2002, computers were loud, covered with blue LED's and energy saving was considered witchcraft Mention the idea of slowing fans down for quietness and you would be burnt at the stake. ALL of the high end motherboards had fans on the northbridges. They were awf...
by edh
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX gaming/work
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Re: Mini-ITX gaming/work

I would suggest a tower CPU cooler. That case allows a 160mm cooler so all but the very biggest tower coolers will fit.
by edh
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing a HP Workstation - can it be done?
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Silencing a HP Workstation - can it be done?

I have done some work with those HP workstation cases. From what I remember they have a very obscure PSU design running along the whole of the bottom of the case. Putting in another case I doubt will be an option but in my experience they are fairly quiet anyway. Fans can be swapped, a few cooling m...
by edh
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Anyone seen a test of how much exhaust fan upgrade affects temps and noise
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: Anyone seen a test of how much exhaust fan upgrade affects temps and noise

Unlikely to have much of a change unless: - You make use of PWM control for the Noctua fan which you can't with your current fan. I guess this is down to your motherboard and what fan control it offers as some motherboards do a much better job of DC fan control than others. - Your current fan is bad...
by edh
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua's 1.5KG Fanless Heatsink Cools a Core i9-9900K
Replies: 3
Views: 4743

Re: Noctua's 1.5KG Fanless Heatsink Cools a Core i9-9900K

It kept a 95W CPU stable at 95C. That's not a spectacular result. I'm sure if you put on a fan (yes, I get that it spoils the point) running extremely slowly you'd get far better cooling for no real loss of silence.
by edh
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to lower brightness in Linux to eliminate whining?
Replies: 6
Views: 6324

Re: How to lower brightness in Linux to eliminate whining?

Depends upon your distro but Arch has a fairly thorough Wiki page as always:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/backlight

It refers to a tool called xorg-xbacklight which can be run from the shell amongst other places:

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$ xbacklight -set 50
by edh
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: s775 mATX mobo for HTPC
Replies: 2
Views: 4441

Re: s775 mATX mobo for HTPC

I still have a P5E-VM HDMI in an older computer and it still works although very rarely gets used. Fan control is not up to what we are used to nowadays though.
by edh
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 40mm Closed Corner/Chassis Fan Mounting
Replies: 1
Views: 3035

Re: 40mm Closed Corner/Chassis Fan Mounting

28mm thick 40mm fans are an unusual size. I doubt these fans are particularly quiet. You can adapt closed corner fans to take anti-vibration mounts by cutting away the corner sections with a hacksaw or a set of pliers. I've done this before. I doubt that you'll get much in the way of silence cooling...
by edh
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: You may not need as much wattage as you think.
Replies: 30
Views: 22344

Re: You may not need as much wattage as you think.

Nothing I said was wrong. You're the one saying it'd only be a watt or two, then later agreed with me that it'd be at least 30 W. Take your own advice and learn about this stuff before giving people false info. Nothing I said was wrong either... if you're not making the incorrect assumption that Fu...
by edh
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: can anyone verify seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless
Replies: 5
Views: 8692

Re: can anyone verify seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless

I'm sorry but can you kindly write in proper sentences using capital letters and punctuation? Your posts do not read well without this, particularly for those for whom English is not their 1st language.
by edh
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: can anyone verify seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless
Replies: 5
Views: 8692

Re: can anyone verify seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless

dan wrote:is the best way to have a fanless silent pc atx
Is this a statement or a question? Would you kindly use capital letters and punctuation in your posts as it is difficult to follow unstructured text appearing on one line after another.
by edh
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: You may not need as much wattage as you think.
Replies: 30
Views: 22344

Re: You may not need as much wattage as you think.

Are those online PSU wattage calculators reliable? In general they aren't because at multiple stages additional wattage is added, either as a safety factor or by disinformation. Component manufacturers list TDP which is purely theoretical and over the top and also PSU recommendations which are nons...
by edh
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: You may not need as much wattage as you think.
Replies: 30
Views: 22344

Re: You may not need as much wattage as you think.

Thanks. I see what you mean. However, people don't buy a PSU for normal usage, they buy a PSU to accommodate their estimated heaviest workload needs, so that they have enough headroom for those few times when they do use a lot more power. I could see how using a much higher capacity PSU might draw ...
by edh
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: You may not need as much wattage as you think.
Replies: 30
Views: 22344

Re: You may not need as much wattage as you think.

He's wrong, you're right. I would beg to differ. The efficiency drop off is extremely small with modern PSU's. Please read and familiarise yourself with efficiency ratings for the different 80 Plus standards before drawing conclusions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_Plus Efficiency dropoff from 5...
by edh
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: You may not need as much wattage as you think.
Replies: 30
Views: 22344

Re: You may not need as much wattage as you think.

I suppose compared to a 650W PSU, it would run a bit warmer with the fan coming on more often. Not necessarily. The efficiency dropoff at max load is small so the extra heat output (even if you were running at 500W+) would be only a Watt or two. With higher rated PSU's they will often up the fan ra...
by edh
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 75916

Re: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Nin

True, but of the 3 chips on the exposed side of the SSD, only 2 of them are warm to the touch and those are covered with the heatsink. This suggests the temperature sensor is on the chip on the other side which if you think about it would be the 'worst case' temperature so would make more sense as a...
by edh
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 75916

Re: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Nin

So now that I have been able to get centralise where all of the sensors are displayed I thought I would have a go at at a few hardware mods that I've been contemplated for a while. Firstly, I thought I would put a small heatsink on the M.2 heatsink: https://s22.postimg.cc/t4haszq6p/20180707_101842-_...
by edh
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 75916

Re: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Nin

And now with some more Perl blatantly ripped from that nvidia script I linked to before I can get the SSD temp in ksysguard also: #!/usr/bin/perl -w # Provides temperature of sda1 in ksysguard # 1. save this file, make sure it has a exec permission # 2. in KSysGuard's menu, open `File` -> `Monitor R...
by edh
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 75916

Re: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Nin

Long time no update. No hardware changes but some improvements in the monitoring of fans and temps and now I can easily see all of them. Under Linux nvidia-settings provides access to graphics card hardware monitoring in a similar way as under Windows. The trouble is accessing this from anywhere els...
by edh
Fri May 04, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: The i3, i5, i7 rating system is outdated
Replies: 2
Views: 3329

Re: The i3, i5, i7 rating system is outdated

Olle P wrote:A laptop i7 is better than a laptop i5 is better than a laptop i3.
Except not for battery life which is pretty important for many laptop users.
by edh
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what is more advance os x or windows 10
Replies: 9
Views: 13637

Re: what is more advance os x or windows 10

Linux. :lol:
by edh
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: You may not need as much wattage as you think.
Replies: 30
Views: 22344

Re: You may not need as much wattage as you think.

This is entirely true. Buying a power meter is not an expensive way of checking actual AC consumption to make an educated choice on PSU size.
by edh
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja 5
Replies: 14
Views: 15134

Scythe Ninja 5

Just spotted this: http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/scythe-pairs-ninja-5-cpu-cooler-with-two-silent-kaze-flex-120-pwm-fans.html Not much other info on the web yet that I can find. It's more evolution than revolution really. 2 fans, a black finish, new mounting hardware and some cutaway fins at the b...
by edh
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I prefer windows 7 and office 2003
Replies: 26
Views: 17861

Re: I prefer windows 7 and office 2003

I prefer Linux. :lol:
by edh
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: What's the best computer you can find for FREE?
Replies: 31
Views: 44755

Re: What's the best computer you can find for FREE?

It's been quite some time since I posted this thread. Was reminded of it as I've heard recently of an office closing down and they were getting rid of everything that wasn't latest spec. Desktops, laptops, servers, printers, some only 2-3 years old just going for free! This is very usable stuff. May...
by edh
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New 92mm-fan Tower Coolers from Noctua
Replies: 7
Views: 16293

Re: New 92mm-fan Tower Coolers from Noctua

It is difficult to find an exact comparison as they are from different eras. I would suspect the Noctua will be better by a few degrees particularly if you run 2 fans but how are you running your Mini Ninja as it can also run 2 fans? What fans are you running and what speeds?
by edh
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Alternatives to Phanteks Shift X?
Replies: 3
Views: 3894

Re: Alternatives to Phanteks Shift X?

What components are you intending to use? Watercooling isn't generally considered that silent around here due to the added noise of a pump.
by edh
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Is SPCR Dead?
Replies: 24
Views: 23869

Re: Is SPCR Dead?

Compared to the early 2000's normal computer components have become much quieter. We no longer have 7200rpm disks running on bearings made from gravel. CPU's don't run at full speed all of the time and aren't cooled by little blocks of extruded aluminium with a 60mm fan doing 6000rpm. Graphics cards...
by edh
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What audio format to record concert in
Replies: 4
Views: 8832

Re: What audio format to record concert in

If quality really matters then using something better than an iPhone to record it on would be the best thing. FLAC of course is a wonderful format. Apple's failure to support it is just one more example of Apple using open source software to produce a closed product. Some products support FLAC and o...