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by tim851
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47971

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

Are we reading the same review? http://cdn.overclock.net/7/7d/7ddb344c_computerbase.jpeg I think you are reading the graph wrong. Pay attentention to the 5V and 12V. For 5V the DirectCU II gets 80c when rotated 90° and 83c normally. At 12V it's the same 3c difference. I would not call that dramatic...
by tim851
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47971

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

I never said they didn't work, I said they don't work as well as reference cards... According to the German review you provided in the next post, they do work as well as reference cards. When they rotated the case by 90° - turning it into a conventional one - the reference card's temps rose by 4c, ...
by tim851
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47971

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

No, you said "non-reference GPUs increase CPU temps in the FT/RV series ". The FT/RV series is uniquely affected by this circumstance, as has been demonstrated over and over in reviews and owner's threads across the internet Got any links? All *I* have are those: http://www.overclock.net/t/408195/t...
by tim851
Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47971

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

Easy their pal, no need to be unfriendly... Non-reference GPUs increase CPU temps in just about ANY closed case. I know - that's what I said :) No, you said "non-reference GPUs increase CPU temps in the FT/RV series ". Think of the the heatsinks as huge radiators emitting heat - if the total heat o...
by tim851
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47971

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

The Fortress FT05's layout is a huge advantage, as the video cards' thermal loads do not interfere with each other much compared to a standard tower. Could this claim be tested by rotating the case 90 degrees such that it's a 'standard' front2back airflow case? This has been done and it showed that...
by tim851
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47971

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

many have tested and shown that non-reference GPUs increase CPU temps in the FT/RV series. Non-reference GPUs increase CPU temps in just about ANY closed case. More CPU headroom might decrease overall temps :?: How? SLI is probably the one situation where GPU TDP plays a role in CPU temperatures, e...
by tim851
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47971

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

Also I don't understand why one GPU is so much hotter than the other (I presume GPU1 is the one upper on the motherboard). Indeed. I'm disappointed that this wasn't investigated further (or at all...). With this great discrepancy in temps, I would almost suspect a faulty card/cooler. Not only is th...
by tim851
Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Easiest, simplest micro-ATX to build silent PC in?
Replies: 11
Views: 5171

Re: Easiest, simplest micro-ATX to build silent PC in?

With your requirements, I'd definitely go Mini-ITX. Bitfenix Prodigy or Fractal Node 304. Both accept large tower heatsinks (i.e. Thermalright HR-02, champion of quiet coolness) and both feature dedicated air intakes for PSU and GPU. For the graphics card, you'll want an MSI Gaming (a.k.a. Twin Froz...
by tim851
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 55
Views: 61434

Re: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide

Tim, completely agree that there's not much point to water cooling - except if you use multiple hot GPUs in crossfire or SLI. The best silent air coolers sadly aren't very crossfire/SLI friendly, and put a much higher thermal load on the system itself when it comes to airflow etc. I don't know. The...
by tim851
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 55
Views: 61434

Re: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide

Another interesting lesson is that low liquid flow rate need not be an obstacle to good cooling Indeed. This has been found out a long, long time ago - about 12 years or so ago, when I was active in the emerging watercooling scene. Back then, the community was filled with middle-aged hobbyists who ...
by tim851
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: should intel go big core.little core like arm?
Replies: 24
Views: 7349

Re: should intel go big core.little core like arm?

i guess AMD purchase of ATI was a mistake? That depends on whether or not it was the financial and logistical burden of merging the two companies that made Bulldozer be the failure it was. Right now, AMD is only alive because of ATI. If they had no GPUs to sell, they'd be finished. if they only foc...
by tim851
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: should intel go big core.little core like arm?
Replies: 24
Views: 7349

Re: should intel go big core.little core like arm?

so if one person has a 6 core haswell 95 tdp, and another person has say an atom netbook, and both are reading a firefox page or an adobe pdf, or listening to the same mp3 or watching same utube vids, are the cpu both using the same energy? It's not just the CPU, it's the platform. Nobody is puttin...
by tim851
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: should intel go big core.little core like arm?
Replies: 24
Views: 7349

Re: should intel go big core.little core like arm?

dan wrote:i guess AMD purchase of ATI was a mistake?
That depends on whether or not it was the financial and logistical burden of merging the two companies that made Bulldozer be the failure it was.

Right now, AMD is only alive because of ATI. If they had no GPUs to sell, they'd be finished.
by tim851
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: should intel go big core.little core like arm?
Replies: 24
Views: 7349

Re: should intel go big core.little core like arm?

Wouldn't make sense. The idea behind big.LITTLE is that smartphones are used predominantly with the screen off. Idling in your pocket, your phone is listening for calls, checking e-mails, scanning for wifi, etc... For those idle tasks, it's potentially benefitial to have a dedictated low power/perfo...
by tim851
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer
Replies: 40
Views: 21246

Re: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer

Don't want to be overly cynical, but this whole article is set up by the choice of a bad case. As has been true for the last 10 years, if you want silence, your case should accept 160mm tall CPU heatsinks. That would really be the conclusion of the article. Get a case that accepts an HR-02 and a Str...
by tim851
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Seasonic Snow Silent PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 3956

Re: New Seasonic Snow Silent PSU

There clearly has been some small improvement in efficiency if the fan now only typically switches on at 50% load. Not necessarily. 50% of 1050w is 525w, which is the wattage of SeaSonic's highest power passive PSU. So in essence, you get that passive PSU with 525w additional fan-cooled watts on to...
by tim851
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting Video of Corsair and JonnyGuru
Replies: 13
Views: 4791

Re: Interesting Video of Corsair and JonnyGuru

As I've quoted the entire JonnyGURU.com staff, as you don't quote any single word of any previous post, as your post is right after mine, I've done my educated guess of why you're writing It was a guess alright... I guess it's already up to date: "Whenever Jon has employment that creates a conflict...
by tim851
Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting Video of Corsair and JonnyGuru
Replies: 13
Views: 4791

Re: Interesting Video of Corsair and JonnyGuru

From a journalistic point-of-view I think jonnyguru.com should make it apparent that the site founder (and I presume current owner) is working for Corsair - it's a GIANT conflict of interest! Welcome to the Internets: http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9216 Ah, okay then. Might wanna ...
by tim851
Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting Video of Corsair and JonnyGuru
Replies: 13
Views: 4791

Re: Interesting Video of Corsair and JonnyGuru

From a journalistic point-of-view I think jonnyguru.com should make it apparent that the site founder (and I presume current owner) is working for Corsair - it's a GIANT conflict of interest!
by tim851
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus GTX970 STRIX
Replies: 106
Views: 52323

Re: Asus GTX970 STRIX

Kitguru reviews the Palit Jetstream for a direct comparison to the Asus Strix and MSI Gaming: fans didn't spin up until 68C, unit ran hotter 8-10C than others, but 2-3dB quieter. Argh, and they're already starting the bullsh*t machine: "After some experimentation we definitely feel that between 1,5...
by tim851
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Alive and well?
Replies: 13
Views: 11734

Re: Alive and well?

We are now at a stage where you can build a truly silent PC (not just pretend it's silent). :) I built my first truly silent PC in 2008. It was silent enough for a buddy of mine to sit two feet next to it while it was placed on the desk and with the side panel off (had been tinkering) without notic...
by tim851
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Why are people talking about 120mm fans still? curious
Replies: 6
Views: 3885

Re: Why are people talking about 120mm fans still? curious

1. There's still a better selection of 120mm fans, especially from proven manufacturers like Scythe, Noctua or Noiseblocker. 2. Most CPU coolers and radiators still take 120mm fans (or 140mm fans with 120mm holes) 3. While most new cases do have 140mm mounts, almost all of them also have 120mm-only-...
by tim851
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gaming, Low profile and 0db at idle
Replies: 41
Views: 13154

Re: Gaming, Low profile and 0db at idle

Nvidia optimus or their laptop setup for swaping gpus, it doesnt turn off the gpu, at least to what i have tested That may very well be. Powering off the graphics card is likely 100% an Operating System issue, i.e. Windows doesn't take to kindly to PCIe devices just disappearing and reappearing. So...
by tim851
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gaming, Low profile and 0db at idle
Replies: 41
Views: 13154

Re: Gaming, Low profile and 0db at idle

I mean, there's no hot-swap graphics cards, right? As far as I know it's a pretty integrated part of the system. Impossible to just shut down, leaving the rest of the system running along without it, and then let it come back again, without some serious work. It's possible. See: http://en.wikipedia...
by tim851
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Power/Quiet PC Build Advice
Replies: 54
Views: 23247

Re: Power/Quiet PC Build Advice

That will be cutting it close. The 160 Watts rating is fine and dandy, but the PicoPSU 160XT delivers only 8A max current on the 12V rail according to the manual. That's 96 Watts. It does 15A peak load for 60 seconds or so. Seeing that gap, I think sustained max load of 10A may be possible if you ai...
by tim851
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 8699

Re: Video editing workstation

quest_for_silence wrote:Not all HDDs are created equal: the SV35 is more reliable, period.
Citation?
by tim851
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Close to silent pc!
Replies: 21
Views: 6229

Re: Close to silent pc!

I’m looking for a “high performance” and close to silent pc for: - extensive office use (Office suite, management software, online databases) - Photoshop and CAD (not professionally) - watching HD films (quite often) - heavy browsing and p2p - NO GAMING You're not looking for a high performance pc ...
by tim851
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Only intake through CPU HS?
Replies: 2
Views: 3021

Re: Only intake through CPU HS?

What works as a passive exhaust will work as a passive intake too.

Keep the default airflow which will remove hot air of GPU and CPU from the case and draw in fresh air through the side vent. I concur with your questioning the effectiveness of the front intake fans.
by tim851
Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A config parts to review to your experienced eys
Replies: 8
Views: 2994

Re: A config parts to review to your experienced eys

2) casual top quality gaming with PC (nothing than an 1h-2h session once a week or so) What do you mean by "top quality gaming"? If you want to play Battlefield 4 with maximum details at Full HD or more, you will need a Radeon R9 270X at the very least, a Radeon R9 280X to be sure. And it doesn't m...
by tim851
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: WC gaming rig, noise?
Replies: 25
Views: 24723

Re: WC gaming rig, noise?

I wanted as near a guarantee as possible that I wouldn't be facing a noisier system on any level (i.e. no whines, etc as well as fan / motor noise being controlled to at the very least the current level). How the heck is anybody supposed to predict this? We don't know what your system sounds like. ...