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by Kobold
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

I am now waiting for Prices on GTX 1060 to come down a bit in Germany. New graphics Card will likely be a MSI GTX 1060 Gaming (not X), however 330 € is to darn expensive IMO. Had some time today to do some testing on the system today (still with front panel removed, case is otherwise closed). System...
by Kobold
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

Sorry for the long silence guys, second child arriving, lots of work, first child sick... and so on, anyway I actually did some preliminary tests weeks ago ending up with 54 °C CPU temps under load and something like 75°C GPU. Still without the front panel though. I hope to have more time for that t...
by Kobold
Wed May 04, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?
Replies: 11
Views: 7663

Re: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?

quest_for_silence wrote:
Kobold wrote:still above hearing threshold

Just a side note: any mechanical disk noise is above hearing threshold, at least at close distance.
I concur, but I am talking about 3-4 meters distance with the HDD in the case.
by Kobold
Tue May 03, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?
Replies: 11
Views: 7663

Re: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?

Small update: The Samsung M9T seems somewhat less noisy concerning the airborne noise than the WD (without having the WD around) or at least at a less annoying frequency, still above hearing threshold. Will have to consider putting it into some case (suggestions?) and into a 3,5" slot.

D.
by Kobold
Tue May 03, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [Carbide 400Q vs] Define S Silent Gaming Build
Replies: 12
Views: 8811

Re: [Carbide 400Q vs] Define S Silent Gaming Build

As someone who just bought a Corsair Carbide 400Q I can attest that it should be definitely possible to build a silent case with that system. I did not have much chance to play around with it yet, but there are now two noise sources in this case,which I have to eliminate: The Noctua 140 mm fan at hi...
by Kobold
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?
Replies: 11
Views: 7663

Re: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?

Hi, remounting what? The drive or the sticker? The drive makes the same noise whether held in hand or not, so it is not a vibration problem, it really might be the wooshing sound of the head over the spinning platters. As this thing is brand new, I will just send it back tomorrow and test sth. else,...
by Kobold
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?
Replies: 11
Views: 7663

Re: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?

I just bought a WD RED WD20EFRX and it is F******G loud. It makes a wooshing sound at idle I can hear from several meters away. This is a joke. It sound like static noise. Extremely annoying. The computer is silent otherwise. I actually first thought it to be the CPU fun, but when I stopped it by ha...
by Kobold
Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

Will also open a ticket with Asus. However, the Noctua really does not seem to start below 60 % in Ai Suite. Cannot test this in Bios, because it does not allow me to go below starting speed (how do I get rid of this "feature"?). Header is set to DC. What I also don't get why non of this software is...
by Kobold
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

Bios is now the newest one from Asus. Q-Fan crashes in the Bios with four fans installed :D Anyways, previously without the fan on the GPU for the Noctua: 67% starting (which seems way to much), for the Glidestream 24%, the Splistream I think 42% (800 rpm full). From the AI-Suite same results but wi...
by Kobold
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

Final Config: CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 Cooler: Sycthe Kosetsu GPU: Use old Powercolor Radeon R9 270 SCS3 while waiting for Pascal. SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB HDD: WD20EZRZ 2 TB RAM: 2x8 GB Kingston DDR2133-13 Savage PSU: Be Quiet Straight power 10 500W Mobo: Asus H170 Pro Gaming Case: Corsair Carbid...
by Kobold
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

The manual somewhat nebulously states that only the CPU-Fan Header is supported in FanXpert. Maybe, it is what Luca wrote, that this refers to the calibration procedure, then I could not care less, as long as I can configure fan speed curves for all fan headers. So I was asking whether you might ha...
by Kobold
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

A quick question regarding FanXpert: It seems that both for the Z170M-PLUS and H170M-Plus from Asus, that only the CPU-Fan is supported (according to manuals, e.g. http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1151/H170M-PLUS/E10763_H170M-PLUS_UM_WEB.pdf#page=30). If this is true I will probably revert to...
by Kobold
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

Some comments / Suggestions [..] Mobo: Z170 Quality part with good sound quality, mATX obviously as form factor All motherboards will practically have the same Realtek 1150, well thats not true, some have the older 897/887 codec, but asking for good sound from onboard is asking too much, given that...
by Kobold
Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

So I guess am am nearly good to go: CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 Cooler: Sycthe Kosetsu GPU: Use old Powercolor Radeon R9 270 SCS3 while waiting for Pascal. SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB HDD: WD20EZRZ 2 TB RAM: 2x8 GB of whatever quality brand PSU: Be Quiet Straight power 10 600W Mobo: Asus H170M-PLUS Case...
by Kobold
Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

As far as cases are concerned, how about the NXZT S340? It full atx but at about 30 liters it is still smaller than many matx cases.[..] Looks rather nice actually, like others mentioned in other threads exhaust is somewhat limited. Like it, though. It is 38 liters. While looking at this I also sta...
by Kobold
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silencing an NZXT S340
Replies: 27
Views: 14073

Re: Silencing an NZXT S340

So any news on your NZXT S340, Steveowashere?

Am considering this myself for a build, so would be interesting to know what is achievable?

Kobold
by Kobold
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

Hi, I've been looking around for some more MATX-cases. Some cheap options could be: - Thermaltake Versa H15 (http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002583), should have ample ventilation and thus could be quiet. Would have to block top vent probably. Found only one "review": http://ww...
by Kobold
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

First of all, thanks again for all the contributions, expecially the very helpful and lengthy comments of CA_Steve, quest_for_silence and Abula. Right now I have a rather good idea how the system will look like, even though I will probably only tackle the build sometime in April-June. CPU: Intel Cor...
by Kobold
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

Ok, did some more reading on case options: - Phanteks Enthoo Evolv matx (https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Phanteks/Enthoo_Evolv/) , more traditional tower cooler layout, but still nice looking and large coolers. And one window, oh well you cannot have everything. ITX version had bad SPCR review d...
by Kobold
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

MoBo: Z170 vs. H170... will have to look into that in more detail, I just wonder if by losing overclocking support if I would also limit my undervolting options. http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1151/H170M-PLUS/E10763_H170M-PLUS_UM_WEB.pdf#page=60 Awesome, thanks, should have looked myself. P...
by Kobold
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

I've read a bit about cases here obviously and in some other places, but nothing was quite to my liking. The Silverstone Temjin TJ08-E seemed the closest match, but somehow did not quite convince me despite the SPCR award. The Silverstone KL 06 looks like a worthwhile alternative to the TJ-08E. Rea...
by Kobold
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Re: Silent mATX build?

First of all, thanks for the feedback so far. Concerning the GPU I guess only high power Pascal parts will be released first, but still I guess I should wait. I will instead transfer my Powercolor Radeon R9 270 SCS3 for the time being and use the old MSI HD5770 for my previous system, which will be ...
by Kobold
Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14149

Silent mATX build?

So, after several years I am considering building a new system from scratch. My rig right now is a untervolted Core i5-2500 with a Scythe Mugen 4 on an Intel DP67BG board, 8 GB of RAM, Powercolor Radeon R9270 SCS3 + slapped on low speed low profile cooler, 256 GB SSD + 1 TB WD Green, Optical DVD-Wri...
by Kobold
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21452

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

Happy to see there is so much love for the card. I also definitely concur that one fan with very minimal airflow should do the trick easily.
by Kobold
Thu May 01, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21452

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

Just FYI for everyone. Apart from my abovementioned strange POSTing issues, the card runs otherwise fine without problems. I also contacted Powercolor support about this, but they could not resolve the issue. I still think it's probably an incompatibility issue with the mainboard. Ultimately, I was ...
by Kobold
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21452

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

Hello Kyno, Thanks for your input :) I learned about the Nvidia card a little to late... but I probably also wanted sth. a little more powerful. The Mugen 4 itself is rather perfect, if not overkill :). I think the fan I attached is more there for cosmetic reasons. As mentioned somewhere above it is...
by Kobold
Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21452

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

Then I started the installation in my case, some pics in_case1.jpg in_case2.jpg Finally, some fun with Furmark in the closed case (Two front fans between 300-550 rpm, one top fan and one back fan also around 300-550 rpm, cpu fan is acutally practically idle around 250 rpm). All fans are voltage cont...
by Kobold
Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21452

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

So thanks a lot for all the interest and discussion. I have the card here and up and running. However I had a lot of weird issues, which might be related to my system... but more bout that later. First some pictures of the card with some instructions for interested people (WHICH VOID YOUR WARRANTY, ...
by Kobold
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21452

Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

Hi everybody, since a few days Powercolor sells a passively cooled R9 270, see http://www.powercolor.com/de/products_features.asp?id=535. Could be interesting for some people. I ordered one to replace a MSI R5770 Hawk, to get rid of fan noise again (even though it is a quiet card at idle). I will pr...
by Kobold
Thu May 09, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor passive 7850 announced
Replies: 13
Views: 6085

Re: Powercolor passive 7850 announced

Would be rather interesting to see a review of that one. I had a passive 3870 SCS3 back in the day, which was quite a nice card. I attached a low profile 12 cm cooler onto it at low rotation speed, around 500 -800 rpm I guess, which was still totally inaudible but increasing cooling capacity quite t...