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by axee
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What board to replace my Z170 Pro Gaming with?
Replies: 13
Views: 8282

Re: What board to replace my Z170 Pro Gaming with?

I just purchased Asus Z170M-PLUS and I'm very impressed by Q-Fan in BIOS. I haven't updated bios because of topics like this but has anyone reliably tested those limitations? Is it possible that it depends of fan's PWM characteristics, I've dealt with PWM fans that would stop on low PWM cycles and f...
by axee
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)

So I upgraded to Skylake and I have to admit, I'm really impressed with Asus Q-Fan UEFI implementation. You can set every fan header to be either voltage or PWM controlled. Every fan can be "optimized" to determine minimum PWM cycle (15% for my Noctuas) and calibrated with 3 point curve graph. I hav...
by axee
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (2014 update: NH-U14S)

Hi! About NH-U14S; if mounted vertically it fits with ModuVent (they are soft as pillows, so they can touch the heatsink) but when it's horizontally (like I have it now) there is no way. I just swapped side panels and I have plain on the heatsink side and ModuVent on the back. It doesn't interfere w...
by axee
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (2014 update: NH-U14S)

Yeah, those numbers are about right. Biggest noise source remains GPU, followed by hard drive.
by axee
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (2014 update: NH-U14S)

I'm sure it all depends on the case, fans, airflow and air pressure. Adding slow 12 cm fan didn't even help, 14 cm fan helped a bit, but I wouldn't buy a fan just for that. If you ask me, it just happens that negative airflow in a well sealed case with 2 fans just a few centimeters away from Macho w...
by axee
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (2014 update: NH-U14S)

I didn't, it doesn't even look like it's capable or designed for.. I really don't mind having one more fan on heatsink, it doesn't make any difference sound wise. Only tests can tell, but I very much doubt it would perform like HR-02. As I said, I was using Macho passively just because adding 12cm f...
by axee
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (2014 update: NH-U14S)

PS: great picture by the way!! Thank you! I tried adding NF-A15 to Macho, just to see how it works, and it improved temperatures by 2°C. There was almost no difference using 12 cm fan (Slipstream) and that's why I decided to run HR-02 passive in the first place (not because of noise reasons). Noctu...
by axee
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Flightline
Replies: 4
Views: 4119

Re: Flightline

Wow, I almost missed this topic. Amazing and beautiful build. How long does it take you to make one of these? Do you sell them?
by axee
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (Update 5: Corsair RM650 & MSI GTX 760)

Got a chance to use macho in some other machine, so I decided to try NH-U14S. NF-A15 fan didn't help that much with macho, nether did any other fan. There was only 2°C difference between passive or active setup. Case fans were, fortunately, running at lower speeds. NH-U14S improved temperatures for ...
by axee
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 92mm fans
Replies: 4
Views: 2287

Re: 92mm fans

I had great experience with Noiseblocker Blacksilent 92mm fans few years ago.

http://www.blacknoise.com/de/products/i ... ntFan_92mm
by axee
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?
Replies: 44
Views: 19596

Re: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?

I think it's the only feature that you cannot find anywhere (and I believe no one mentioned): NO HONEYCOMB FAN GRILL! We all read fan reviews from SPCR, and basically every quality fan becomes (I quote) "inaudible" below around 600 RPM. OK, it's silent below that speeds, but what happens when you pu...
by axee
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case Fans - Fractal R4
Replies: 10
Views: 5842

Re: Case Fans - Fractal R4

1) You have Asus motherboard, so most likely have the most flexible fan speed control software available. Use it, and if you don't like it, search for alternatives (bios or fixed voltage). 2) Every recommended CPU heatsink comes with PWM fan, so you will connect it on CPU fan header. PWM provides v...
by axee
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 or Scythe Mugen 4 for silent i3-4330?
Replies: 7
Views: 6211

Re: Thermalright HR-02 or Scythe Mugen 4 for silent i3-4330?

I agree. There won't probably be any need for fan, since it doesn't help that much, compared to passive operation (with decent case airflow).. If it isn't a problem on i7 chips, I'm sure that it won'f be on your i3.
by axee
Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RM Series intro'd
Replies: 90
Views: 38670

Re: Corsair RM Series intro'd

I ended up getting 650W version. My p95 + furmark power draw is 300W. Two things: 1. In my building's ground floor, there are CNC machines. Every time a certain one is powered up, EVERY power supply or power adapter coil whines in the house. Home cinema, TV, PC's, active speakers, everything except ...
by axee
Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Two Silverstone TJ-08E gamer
Replies: 2
Views: 3708

Re: Silverstone TJ-08E gamer

Hey, cool idea with SSD :D When you will mount proper cooler on CPU, it would be nice to see how much GPU affects CPU temperatures in case design like this. In typical case (GPU below CPU), GPU on load can add 15°C or more to processor temperatures, I wonder if this kind of case design helps with th...
by axee
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Noctua Adobe Workstation build
Replies: 8
Views: 5275

Re: Noctua Adobe Workstation build

Yes, as I expected. I guess my expectations were a bit high. Thank you for your reply!
by axee
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (Update 5: Corsair RM650 & MSI GTX 760)

Just to be clear, GPU is extremely quiet, it's hard to tell if it's turned on or not from 2 meters away (!!), and I understand that this means inaudible for most people. It's just that I have very quiet room/studio and I don't live in the city, so it gets VERY quiet at night when I usually work. For...
by axee
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Noctua Adobe Workstation build
Replies: 8
Views: 5275

Re: Noctua Adobe Workstation build

How fast are your other fans? They might mask GPU idle noise. Together with 300 RPM case fans, it certainly is loudest part in my system.

It's not "bad fan" noise, but fast air woosh, based on high fan speed.
by axee
Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Noctua Adobe Workstation build
Replies: 8
Views: 5275

Re: Noctua Adobe Workstation build

Are you happy with GPU noise on idle? I know every reviewer praises this card (MSI) for being inaudible, but I find it loudest part in my system.

Great clean rig!
by axee
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (Update 5: Corsair RM650 & MSI GTX 760)

http://shrani.si/f/2q/5A/48VTnnfz/dsc4188.jpg I was planning on using one intake and one exhaust fan, but I had to run fans at >700RPM to cool CPU down, so I used top fan hole and rotated HR-02. Temperatures improved dramatically! P95+furmark: CPU 68°C (I added 15cm fan later) GPU 81°C Fans: idle 3...
by axee
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ASUS Maximus VI Impact: Enthusiast Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 5945

Re: ASUS Maximus VI Impact: Enthusiast Mini-ITX Motherboard

Doesn't Fan Xpert analyze fans and set lower speed limit according to starting voltage (like with Z77 boards, for example)?
by axee
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RM Series intro'd
Replies: 90
Views: 38670

Re: Corsair RM Series intro'd

I still can't decide between 450 and 550 version for i7 ivy and 760.. I don't mind spinning fan when gaming (GPU will make noise anyway), I just can't imagine how much of a difference is between these two..
by axee
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (Update 4: HDD cage fan mount)

I tried with stock fan (TR-147) and some old video card and fan sticked about 3 mm out of heatsink, preventing GPU to be installed.. it can also be seen in your first picture.

It's really a tight fit, will post some pictures when new GPU arrives.
by axee
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (Update 3: 3 fans compared on HR-02)

I found better, more P182-like fan position. There is 1-2 mm clearance with normal fans, but NF-S12A fits perfectly with it's rubber edges.

Acoustics are much better, at the bottom there was a lot of turbolent noise, due to the fan grill.

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by axee
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (UPDATE 2: new Noctua fans)

Update 3: 3 fans compared on HR-02 So I decided to test few fans at my disposal on the heatsink (HR-02 Macho rev.A). There are two NF-S12A on the bottom and rear position. When testing CPU temperatures, they run at fixed 400 RPM. There are no other moving parts in the system. These are very subject...
by axee
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (UPDATE 2: new Noctua fans)

Ableton Live for almost everything, Studio One as more traditional DAW for vocal comping, from time to time.
by axee
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 30784

Re: Define Mini DAW (UPDATE 2: new Noctua fans)

Yes, these are full load temperatures, running prime95 for at least 30 minutes or until temperatures stabilize. Quite an improvement from Slipstream fans. In the next month, I'm planning on adding MSI GTX 760 Twin Frozr & another NF-S12A on the bottom of the case for additional GPU cooling. I just h...
by axee
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control info
Replies: 53
Views: 121057

Re: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control i

I tried running Fan Xpert 2 on Fan Xpert+ only mobo (P8Z77-M) and everything works great and without problems. It's a nice step up from Xpert+, that had fixed low limits and didn't actually analyze fans to set the limits (min CPU=20%, min CHA=40%). Now I can set fans to their lowest safe RPM or turn...
by axee
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GPU heatsink design - affecting CPU temperature when on idle
Replies: 12
Views: 5033

Re: GPU heatsink design - affecting CPU temperature when on

Ok, so GPU won't affect my CPU tempratures and my PC will stay inaudible when I work. Now to the second problem, how loud are those GPU's? Could someone compare for me, how loud for example 650 Ti Boost from Asus (DirectCu 2) is on idle? I really can't imagine. Let's compare it with 2TB WD Green.. o...
by axee
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GPU heatsink design - affecting CPU temperature when on idle
Replies: 12
Views: 5033

Re: GPU heatsink design - affecting CPU temperature when on

I must repeat, I don't game, but I'm thinking about starting , from time to time. My setup didn't change, this is my work computer. My current temperatures barely reach 62°C with two fans on 470RPM. I just don't want GPU idle heat dissipation to affect CPU load temperatures. I don't have many experi...