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by whispercat
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

Would a good exhaust fan have different characteristics from an intake fan? Yes, but exactly what characteristics you want from the exhaust fan depends on the total setup. * If the exhaust fan is to provide all airflow, with no intake fans present, then it should be (relatively) high flow. * If you...
by whispercat
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Question about tempered glass
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Question about tempered glass

I'd like to use a piece of tempered glass from a section of deck railing as an office chair mat.

Is this possible? Is all tempered glass (e.g. from furniture, shower stalls, deck railing, chair mats, etc) more or less the same in hardness and durability?
by whispercat
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

But wouldn't an exhaust fan need enough static pressure to blow out through the back grill? I guess some, but aren't exhaust grills typically quite open? Some are, some aren't. A grill type would be more open than say a honeycomb type. Still, I would imagine some fans would be better than others at...
by whispercat
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

I picked up a Noiseblocker fan recently at a big sale. I haven't got around to installing it yet. Reading the reviews on it talking about how it channels the air flow instead of spreading the air flow out made me think about how a good intake fan might differ from a good exhaust fan. Would a good e...
by whispercat
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

I picked up a Noiseblocker fan recently at a big sale. I haven't got around to installing it yet. Reading the reviews on it talking about how it channels the air flow instead of spreading the air flow out made me think about how a good intake fan might differ from a good exhaust fan. Would a good ex...
by whispercat
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

This review paints a bit different picture: The Best 120mm/140mm Case Fan Shootout, feat. Arctic, BlackNoise, Noctua, and Scythe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUdsTiRmuuU Thanks. That's interesting. TBG uses more data points and holds noise as a fixed variable, which is probably a better way of d...
by whispercat
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

Hardware Scientist just uploaded his 140mm fan review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv1S9Rh ... ploademail

Winner by a landslide is the Arctic P14


Previous 120mm review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVPV9omPuyw
by whispercat
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic new 'Connect' PSU design
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Seasonic new 'Connect' PSU design

An interesting new design in power supplies by Seasonic that was released a few months ago. It's a fully modular PSU that has the converter/distribution panel attached in a separate module to make cabling more convenient. It's installed by putting the attached module behind the case side panel. Kit ...
by whispercat
Fri May 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5Q-EM G45 mATX motherboard
Replies: 62
Views: 35279

Re: Asus P5Q-EM G45 mATX motherboard

I just noticed this thread. I have this board in my computer right now, and it's still going strong. Mike Chin actually built this HTPC computer for me back in 2009. I have a Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83 GHz CPU in it. Mike put a low profile but large cooler on it (I forget what brand), so it never gets hot...
by whispercat
Fri May 22, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 39728

Re: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler

I thought this might be due to the Silent Wings 3 on the Dark Rock Pro being a slightly quieter fan than the Noctua fan. So if you swapped out the stock fan on the Noctua for the SW3, you'd have the better cooling from the Noctua heat sink AND quieter fan? It might... but highly unlikely, when i te...
by whispercat
Wed May 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 39728

Re: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler

Abula, just curious, do you believe it would be possible to squeeze a couple of more dBA's and a couple of degrees out of the Noctua NH D15S with a Silent Wings 3 instead of the stock fans? Not sure what you are saying, more dBA's? you want more noise and less temperature? Get some Thermalright TY1...
by whispercat
Tue May 19, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 39728

Re: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler

Abula, just curious, do you believe it would be possible to squeeze a couple of more dBA's and a couple of degrees out of the Noctua NH D15S with a Silent Wings 3 instead of the stock fans?
by whispercat
Mon May 27, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 31297

Re: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked

Are the turbo speeds for Ryzen 7 for single core, or all cores? If single core, has this changed from previous Ryzen?
by whispercat
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CES 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 7415

Re: CES 2019

I haven't started editing yet, but I am looking at Cyberlink Power Director or DaVinci Resolve.
by whispercat
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CES 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 7415

Re: CES 2019

Phanteks cases at CES. Very nice. I like the P600S the most. Interesting how cases are evolving and making little improvements every year, like Phanteks using nylon mesh now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXJLIPHppbU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlYfFj1x-Z0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUb_A...
by whispercat
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CES 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 7415

Re: CES 2019

I've had my current desktop for ten years, I can probably wait another 6 months. It will be inconvenient, but waiting will likely give me more options. The fact that the 3xxx chips will be backward compatible on the A4 socket is a huge relief, since I recently bought a X470 mobo. I don't game, so I ...
by whispercat
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CES 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 7415

CES 2019

So I watched the AMD keynote today and was a little disappointed with the lack of announcements. It looks like the new Ryzen 3000 series chips are not going to be coming out until the summer. No word on supposed Navi Radeon GPUs either. It leaves me in a bit of limbo, as I had started buying parts f...
by whispercat
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 90964

Re: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread

So is there any consensus here on which 1070 is the coolest and quietest?

Would it be the MSI 1070 Gaming X and EVGA 1070 SC ?
by whispercat
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: One or Two front intake fans?
Replies: 27
Views: 18888

Re: One or Two front intake fans?

Thanks. Just thought I'd ask here because Jayztwocents generally recommends placing the fan up regardless of space underneath the case, as he feels the PSU can usually take advantage of cool air coming in from the front intake. Also because with the fan down, the PSU could potentially be drawing it'...
by whispercat
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: One or Two front intake fans?
Replies: 27
Views: 18888

Re: One or Two front intake fans?

With a case that has an inch or so of space underneath the bottom, should the PSU be placed fan up, or fan down?
by whispercat
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 31297

Re: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked

AMD now outselling Intel 2 to 1. https://www.techradar.com/amp/news/amd-is-now-selling-twice-as-many-processors-as-intel Yeah, will wait to see what happens at CES. From what I can gather, the new 3000 chips will be compatible with current AMD AM4 mobos. If this is true, that's a big relief, since I...
by whispercat
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 31297

New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked

CPU Cores/Threads Base clock Turbo clock TDP Price Ryzen 3 3300 6/12 3.2Ghz 4.0GHz 50w $99 Ryzen 3 3300X 6/12 3.5GHz 4.3GHz 65w $129 Ryzen 3 3300G 6/12 3.0GHz 3.8GHz 65w $129 Ryzen 5 3600 8/16 3.6GHz 4.4GHz 55w $178 Ryzen 5 3600X 8/16 4.0GHz 4.8GHz 95w $229 Ryzen 5 3600G 8/16 3.2GHz 4.0GHz 95w $199 ...
by whispercat
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?
Replies: 19
Views: 49938

Re: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?

My speeds are: 25 Mbps Down and 3 Mbps Up
by whispercat
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?
Replies: 19
Views: 49938

Re: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?

Just curious...if a NAS is on the same router as my PC, and is uploading large files (e.g. 30GB) to a cloud, would this slow down internet speed on my PC?
by whispercat
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?
Replies: 19
Views: 49938

Re: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?

After some more thought I've decided I don't need a NAS. All I'm trying to accomplish is simple backup. What I want to do is back up my internal desktop drive(s) to an external drive(s), and then have a copy of the external drive located off-site. What is the simplest, cheapest way to accomplish thi...
by whispercat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: One or Two front intake fans?
Replies: 27
Views: 18888

Re: One or Two front intake fans?

That's why I above suggest having intake fans at the front, sealed top and sides, and no exhaust fans but mesh all over the rear. That way the general airflow inside the case will go straight from front to rear while passing all fanned coolers and leave no hot pockets. So you recommend having only ...
by whispercat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Tempered Glass -- Worth It?
Replies: 9
Views: 10389

Re: Tempered Glass -- Worth It?

Steve Burke from Gamers Nexus says tempered glass helps reduce noise from long wavelength low frequency sounds (e.g. hums from fans, etc), whereas acoustic foam helps reduces noise from shorter wavelength high frequency sounds (e.g. coil whine, high pitch fan noise, etc).
by whispercat
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Air flow vs silent based cases- Gamers Nexus
Replies: 2
Views: 6346

Air flow vs silent based cases- Gamers Nexus

Steve Burke from Gamers Nexus takes on the question of whether you can achieve the same quietness in an open mesh case as you can in a silence-focused case:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6jxiE2GQpY
by whispercat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why Intel Processors Draw More Power Than Expected
Replies: 10
Views: 10580

Why Intel Processors Draw More Power Than Expected

Interesting article on Anandtech: Why Intel Processors Draw More Power Than Expected: TDP and Turbo Explained One of the recent topics permeating through the custom PC space recently has been about power draw. Intel’s latest eight-core processors are still rated at a TDP of 95W, and yet users are se...
by whispercat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: One or Two front intake fans?
Replies: 27
Views: 18888

Re: One or Two front intake fans?

The GFX card will be an MSI 1060. So, maybe I won't need a side panel fan, but the article said it was good for cooling the chipset as well.

I think I will at least try the two rear exhaust configuration. Would two 120mm be better?