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by Shadout
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Gaming PC - yet another one of those
Replies: 0
Views: 3281

Quiet Gaming PC - yet another one of those

Hi. Preparing to get a new PC. Initially I just wanted to replace motherboard, CPU, RAM, plus maybe another SSD, replacing my old 2600K system. But things went wrong along the road - lack of a spine - and now looking at a new case and PSU too. Keeping my GPU - Asus Strix 970 - for now. Not upgrading...
by Shadout
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please, help me to build a very quiet PC!
Replies: 9
Views: 3352

Re: Please, help me to build a very quiet PC!

Looking at a new build as well. Shares a few items with your build. Doesn't look like there is much benefit from 7700K over 7600K in most software, especially not in games. Yet I think I'll go for 7700K. CPUs have a relatively long lifespan these days, at least compared to GPUs, and if I'm going to ...
by Shadout
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

Using the Asus GPU Tweak tool it's a bit confusing if the fans turn off or not, because they're shown as on all the time between 0-30%, but I can't hear them. My guess is that they are turned off below 30% although the tool shows otherwise. Thats my experience at least, with the fans not turning on...
by Shadout
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

Can't hear any coil whine from mine, but it seems totally luck based. And maybe PSU based (mine is Corsair AX750)
by Shadout
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

I can't make a fan curve in Afterburner with decreasing fan speeds at increasing temps. At least it gives me that message when I try :)
by Shadout
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

Any idea how high the temps can go and still be 100% safe? It's set by the power envelope (the "adjustable TDP"), AFAIK: on most of non-reference GM204, IIRC it is something around 91-93°C. Adjusted the profile, resulting in 76-77 C, at 880 RPM constantly during the run. Which is the minimum speed ...
by Shadout
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

You can force the fans to always spin, but it is acting a little weird. With the default profile the fan starts to spin at 32%, but to force the fan to start I had to set it at 36-38% - which is 770-870 RPM. Changing to 34% => 650 RPM. 32% => 560 RPM 30% => Fan switches off. Then after it turns off,...
by Shadout
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

So, went on to try a custom profile. Going to 800 RPM at 67 C (like it does normally). and 1100 RPM at 77 C (where it would before go to ~1350 RPM) and at 80+ C to 1350 RPM. During Unigine it seemed to stabilize around 77-79 C, and switching between 800 RPM and 1100 RPM (due to the max temp being ju...
by Shadout
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

quest_for_silence wrote:
Shadout wrote:Would certainly prefer if the fans never goes above 1200 RPM in any real scenario.

You might use Afterburner to limit the max speed (at least up to the throttling temp).
Yeah, did that with my previous card. Right now I'm just seeing how the card performs without any adjustments.
by Shadout
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

During Unigine Valley temps rose to 73 C max. 1380 RPM max. Since it was a constant load on the GPU there was of course no fan speed up/down here. Above 1200 RPM the fans started to be quite audible (even if they are likely still a lot quieter than a standard card -and quieter than my old car during...
by Shadout
Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

Glad you can't really hear it at 800rpm - I think the on/off/on cycle would be annoying otherwise. Hopefull, there's some user hysteresis adjustment. Yeah, it really could. I'm going to play around with a custom fan profile later to see if the ups/downs can be made more consistent. As long as its p...
by Shadout
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

Mine arrived today. Seems like it spins up at 66 C. Played some Dark Souls 2, where it starts out at 58 C and slowly increases to 66, fan goes up to 500-800 rpm, temp decreases down toward 58 again, fan stops. Repeat forever after. 4-5 minute cycle. At 800 rpm I cant really hear it. Guess I'll need ...
by Shadout
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

I think I'll buy an Asus 970 in a few weeks - not available here yet. Was planning on buying a card early next year (in time for Witcher 3), but this card seems like it might be worth it, and it sounds less and less likely that 20nm is anywhere close to being released. Would have been great with som...
by Shadout
Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphi ... 0-review/1

Another review with both the Asus and MSI card. No focus on noise at all, but some on the build quality and fan control.
by Shadout
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

Kitguru has a review of both Asus and MSI. Not particularly focused on noise of course.

http://www.kitguru.net/components/graph ... oc-review/
http://www.kitguru.net/components/graph ... 4g-review/

SPCR tests would be great in any case.
by Shadout
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52349

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

Looks very tempting. I wonder if this 'Strix' fan setup can be controlled with the Afterburner software however. Given how they are already set to turn off the fan below a certain temp. Would be nice if you could lower the fan speed above that threshold as well, since the temperature doesn't seem to...
by Shadout
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 760 review compilation
Replies: 28
Views: 20144

Re: GTX 760 review compilation

The MSI 760 seems somewhat interesting, if not from a perfomance/watt perspective, at least as an overall package of price, performance and noise. The big question I would like to know the answer for, is what the fan speed % is on the card. As in, could the fan speed be lowered even more with Afterb...
by Shadout
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help picking silent Graphics card!
Replies: 5
Views: 3755

Re: Help picking silent Graphics card!

I have seen people claim that the DirectCU II is less effective in a FT02. Others claim it makes virtually no difference... Sitting on a FT02 myself it would be damn interesting with more tests regarding this subject. I'm not sure MSI twinfrozr is actually more noisy than DirectCU, the fan just seem...
by Shadout
Thu May 10, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 670 launched
Replies: 38
Views: 14667

Re: GTX 670 launched

I'm not planning to buy a new GPU anytime soon, but the Direct CU II surely sounds interesting if it is as quiet as Techpowerup claims, on an overclocked version of the card even. And considering they are not slowing down the fan in any way with Afterburner or similar it might possibly get even quie...
by Shadout
Fri May 04, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet harddrive for gaming and storage
Replies: 3
Views: 3724

Quiet harddrive for gaming and storage

My good old WD 640AAKS seems to be entering its dying state. Last two days it has sometimes disappeared in Windows, and when scanning for errors with WDs diagnostic tools it find bad sectors, but then gets an error when it tries to fix them. So I'm now looking for a new drive with the following crit...
by Shadout
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Poll - are Sandy Bridge early adopters affected by the flaw?
Replies: 12
Views: 4016

Re: Poll - are Sandy Bridge early adopters affected by the f

Someone claimed they estimated it by taking into consideration how many customers actually used the 3G ports, so I guess the chance of failure if you use the ports might actually be a lot higher than those 5-15%. Hard to say though. It would be surprising if they overestimated it at least, they woul...
by Shadout
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD & Asus DirectCU Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Cards
Replies: 51
Views: 22986

Re: AMD & Asus DirectCU Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Cards

MikeC: I agree there is usually some variation, but 500 rpm (mine is rinning at ~2000 rpm, 22 %PWM) seems to be a bit much, so I guess I'm not a lucky one... "Modding" is on the way, ordered a Twin Turbo Pro earlier this week and should get it tomorrow. However, I am still curious about the why... ...
by Shadout
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Poll - are Sandy Bridge early adopters affected by the flaw?
Replies: 12
Views: 4016

Re: Poll - are Sandy Bridge early adopters affected by the f

Loving it is a strong word. I still have some minor issues like double boot screen (which 2 BIOS in a row should supposedly have fixed). Still, nothing serious. I'm not even sure I'll get the board replaced tbh. I wont ever run lots and lots of hard drives so should be able to just use the 6G sata p...
by Shadout
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD & Asus DirectCU Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Cards
Replies: 51
Views: 22986

Re: AMD & Asus DirectCU Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Cards

Interesting, it seems I got another BIOS for the card than both of you.
Gpu-Z says 013.009.000.003.000000
Which mostly tells us that the BIOS version has nothing to do with anything I guess.
by Shadout
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus EAH6850: does yours meet up to the review?
Replies: 19
Views: 8135

Re: Asus EAH6850: does yours meet up to the review?

~1800RPM at 20%PWM (also at 25 %PWM) Its hard for me to judge if it is as quiet (as I can't measure it), but it isn't running as low RPM at least. Maybe people should mention if they got V1 or V2 also as it could be a change in the V2. It's mentioned on the packaging (product number or something) - ...
by Shadout
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Couple pictures from my "Quiet sub-$3k build" thread.
Replies: 6
Views: 3372

Re: Couple pictures from my "Quiet sub-$3k build" thread.

I don't think there will be much issues with optical drives on the 3G ports tbh. If a hard drive will have a 5-15% (according to intel) risk of breaking down one of those ports within 3 years (or am I misinterpreting it, and it will break down all 4 at the same time?), what chance will a much less u...
by Shadout
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New SB gaming build
Replies: 30
Views: 2272

Re: New SB gaming build

Asus answered that the card might be defective. They wouldn't answer what the lowest RPM is supposed to be though :/ Not sure I want to take the chance of getting it replaced. If other peoples experiences on these forums is anything to go by, I might get it replaced with another which has an even hi...
by Shadout
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet sub-$3k build
Replies: 35
Views: 4845

Re: Quiet sub-$3k build

Congrats.
Is your 180mm fans just set at 'low' or undervolted? Mine was ridiculously loud at the standard low setting.
NoiseMagic NoVibes III
How is that working out for you?
My hard drive in the Fortress II is creating quite some vibrations currently, so looking for a better solution.
by Shadout
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New SB gaming build
Replies: 30
Views: 2272

Re: New SB gaming build

Yeah good idea. Contacted their support. Now we will see how many weeks they need to answer it :)

Though my guess is, it is a change they have made in their so-called 'V2' model of the card, considering a few others have the same problem here on the forums currently.
by Shadout
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best passive and quiet performance GPU for fortress ft02
Replies: 11
Views: 2843

Re: Best passive and quiet performance GPU for fortress ft02

the only truly quiet fan setting on the ft02 is when the big fans are so undervolted that they tick for a couple of minutes on startup, and you've replaced and undervolted the top fan... anything beyond that is very audible, and the noise comes right out the top of the case. Not really. The Air Pen...