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by Bearmann
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing a heatsink to go with a A12x25?
Replies: 6
Views: 6012

Re: Choosing a heatsink to go with a A12x25?

Well, I guess I am premature! 1st Quarter 2020 it looks like.
by Bearmann
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing a heatsink to go with a A12x25?
Replies: 6
Views: 6012

Re: Choosing a heatsink to go with a A12x25?

The 140mm version of the A12x25 was expected to be released at the end of last year, I believe. I assume that it's release is right around the corner.
by Bearmann
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5
Replies: 58
Views: 25422

Re: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5

You will probably get more airflow to the CPU and GPU if you remove the 3 bay HDD cage and move the 5 bay HDD cage to the bottom. Even better if could could consolidate your HDD's and just use 3 in the 3 bay cage at the bottom.
by Bearmann
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5
Replies: 58
Views: 25422

Re: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5

So you have 4 case fans presently, 2 NF A-14's and two GP-14s? Where are they located? As CA_Steve mentioned, are you using the middle drive cage?
by Bearmann
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5
Replies: 58
Views: 25422

Re: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5

How are you controlling the case fans' speed? I'm using the UEFI of the Asus Maximus Hero VIII MB. The front case fans are on a manually set curve, while the CPU/rear case fans are on the standard curve of the CPU/CPU_opt headers, at least for now. I'm not sure if I want to install AI Suite 3 or no...
by Bearmann
Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5
Replies: 58
Views: 25422

Re: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5

I am getting positive airflow, at least at idle. I checked my fan speeds last night and they are all around 550 RPM at idle, both CPU and case fans.
by Bearmann
Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5
Replies: 58
Views: 25422

Re: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5

Well, I built my computer this past weekend. I ended up getting the NH-D15 cooler. I moved the rear Fractal GP-14 to the front bottom and removed the center 5 bay drive cage. I only used the center fan on the NH-D15 cooler and took the extra A15 fan and made it a rear case exhaust. Later if I decide...
by Bearmann
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Help needed to quieten my rig
Replies: 4
Views: 2883

Re: Help needed to quieten my rig

Can you replace the side panel with a panel that has a fan cutout? Other than water cooling,and based on the testing at pugetsystems, I think you would benefit from a side fan blowing directly on the gpu's.
by Bearmann
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)
Replies: 28
Views: 12157

Re: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)

quest_for_silence wrote:
Bearmann wrote:And yet it appears that the Seasonic is designed for the fan to be in the UP position.
I don't think so.
I don't know, but lodestar thinks so. Maybe an email to Seasonic would help clear this up.
by Bearmann
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)
Replies: 28
Views: 12157

Re: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)

so that heat doesn''t build up within the PSU when the fan is off You are over concerned about that: actually there's no harmful heat build up (the EVGA answer sounds rather reasonable/correct). And yet it appears that the Seasonic is designed for the fan to be in the UP position. Maybe a Seasonic ...
by Bearmann
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)
Replies: 28
Views: 12157

Re: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)

I emailed EVGA about this (in relation to the Supernova 650 P2 PSU): I know the owner's manual says to position the unit with the fan down as long as there is adequate ventilation on the bottom of the case. It seems like that in ECO mode it might be better to have the grill in the up position so tha...
by Bearmann
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)
Replies: 28
Views: 12157

Re: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)

There may be an advantage of having the fan, and therefore the grill, up when the the unit is in passive mode with the fan off. I would think that this would allow the unit to release the heat more easily and keep the unit cooler.
by Bearmann
Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)
Replies: 28
Views: 12157

Re: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)

I can't understand why they can give clear instructions on the Platinum 400/460/520 Fanless immediately preceding it, but not on the Platinum-660. It boggles the mind!
by Bearmann
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)
Replies: 28
Views: 12157

Re: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)

Well, it is confusing unless you state fan up or fan down. Looking at the owner's manual, it states: For Platinum-400/460/520 Fanless: The power supply unit must be mounted into the computer case with the ventilation top cover facing UP..... For Platinum-660/760/860/1000/1200: Depending on the type ...
by Bearmann
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)
Replies: 28
Views: 12157

Re: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)

I think that most people mount their bottom mount PSU's with the fan down to pull in fresh air. On this PSU I think it would make the logo and cable connector writing upside down, yet the writing on the back plate (the only part visible on the outside of the case) would be right side up.
by Bearmann
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5
Replies: 58
Views: 25422

Re: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5

I'm in a very similar situation. I want to move the rear Fractal fan on my R5 to pair it with the front intake, and get a PWM 140mm for the rear (and possibly another for the bottom; haven't decided yet). No one has mentioned the Phanteks PH-F140HP, which sounded quite appealing in the "First 140 m...
by Bearmann
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5
Replies: 58
Views: 25422

Re: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5

I've ordered the Asus Z170 Pro Gaming board which claims 2 4-pin cpu fan headers (optional mirroring the main I assume) and 3 4-pin chassis fan headers. I'll have a 6700k slightly overclocked and a asus strix 980ti potentially overclocked in the case. I'm debating between three options, any advice ...
by Bearmann
Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5
Replies: 58
Views: 25422

Re: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5

I also recently got a new R5, and was looking to do the same by moving the rear fan to the front and replacing the exhaust. It looks like the case comes with a fan controller that can handle 3 fans. What would be the preferred scenario, plugging the third (new, exhaust) fan into the controller with...
by Bearmann
Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Skylake Memory Scaling with Kingston Predator DDR4-3000
Replies: 13
Views: 7623

Re: Skylake Memory Scaling with Kingston Predator DDR4-3000

Thanks, Steve. In my case, I do need 32GB, however at present 2x16gb modules are very scare and much more expensive than 4x8gb modules. I definitely have no interest in OC'ing the memory, only the CPU, and thanks to your article, I'll get whatever speed is on sale. I just wanted to make sure that t...
by Bearmann
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120 mm for Fractal Define R4
Replies: 7
Views: 2893

Re: 120 mm for Fractal Define R4

Which 120mm fan is quiet as Antec Truequiet 140mm ? I use Lamptron Fan Controller and run all my incase fans at 500-540 RPM. The Scythe Gentle Typhoon are discontinued, so you might use a Noiseblocker BlackSilent Pro PL-2, if locally available at decent pricing (here it is): the Silverstone AP123 m...
by Bearmann
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: PSU overkill
Replies: 2
Views: 2089

Re: PSU overkill

There are some members that fixate on the PSU being passive over the range of encountered loads. In reality, if your PC is consuming 300+ watts, there's going to be a fanned gfx card in there that will mask any noise a decent PSU's fan would make. You are better off: - Going with an appropriately s...
by Bearmann
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Custom brushed stainless steel quiet case
Replies: 7
Views: 5793

Re: Custom brushed stainless steel quiet case

Beautiful case!!! Well done!!!

Loved your video, too!
by Bearmann
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My build the "White Widow" begins
Replies: 4
Views: 3681

Re: My build the "White Widow" begins

Looks nice! :wink:


(One month reply better late than never!) :mrgreen:
by Bearmann
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU
Replies: 36
Views: 11558

Re: New PSU

Yes I know, but why would I want that :D I rather have no noise than noise :p It runs nice now with the eco mode on, fan does not turn on. The EVGA is worth every penny. I hoped to be able to same the same about the 970.... Actually, I'd prefer the fan to run all the time if it's quiet, and I expec...
by Bearmann
Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU
Replies: 36
Views: 11558

Re: New PSU

Yes I know, but why would I want that :D I rather have no noise than noise :p It runs nice now with the eco mode on, fan does not turn on. The EVGA is worth every penny. I hoped to be able to same the same about the 970.... Actually, I'd prefer the fan to run all the time if it's quiet, and I expec...
by Bearmann
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which cooler for s1151? Will my Scythe Ninja SCNJ-1000 work?
Replies: 15
Views: 5806

Re: Which cooler for s1151? Will my Scythe Ninja SCNJ-1000 w

I have a Scythe cooler now in my old build, but I agree that looking at the total cost in the USA including shipping & tax, reputation of the retailer, seemingly inflated prices of the Scythe's from the few retailers that carry them, I'm getting pushed into the Noctua camp which ends up only costing...
by Bearmann
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU
Replies: 36
Views: 11558

Re: New PSU

It may have been mentioned in the previous discussion, but the EVGA's (and I think the Seasonic Hybrids) have a switch on the back that lets you run the fan all the time if you desire. EVGA calls it ECO mode as I recall.
by Bearmann
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RMx series PSUs: quiet operation but without Link
Replies: 14
Views: 8418

Re: Corsair RMx series PSUs: quiet operation but without Lin

Hopefully, the RMx 550 will drop below $100. Just as a side note: I think it won't be enough for Corsair (though good for some informed customers). I've seen recently the EVGA G2 at $70 AMIR, rather tough to beat (EVGA is heavily dumping the enthusiast PSU market, at least there). Today I think you...
by Bearmann
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NH-D15 or smaller cooler??
Replies: 28
Views: 9014

Re: NH-D15 or smaller cooler??

All the real-world benchmarks I've seen show that faster ram doesn't make enough difference to justify the higher price (1% = 3%): http://www.anandtech.com/show/8959/ddr4-haswell-e-scaling-review-2133-to-3200-with-gskill-corsair-adata-and-crucial/4 I'm not as clear regarding NVMe SSDs. I thought I'...
by Bearmann
Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5
Replies: 58
Views: 25422

Re: Exhaust Fan for Fractal R5

Thanks. I was getting confused by the different model numbers and suffixes. I appreciate all of your recommendations 8)

Has anyone used an Noctua NF-A15 on the back of the Fractal R5? I wonder if there will be any problem with fit or obstruction of other components, e.g. the IO shield?