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by kopilu
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Dead silent PC [Fanless GT730 + Core i5-4460] [V2: GTX1050]
Replies: 6
Views: 12415

Re: Dead silent PC [Fanless GT730 + Core i5-4460] [V2: GTX10

@justice99: can you give me your feedback regarding the Fractal Design 1500? I mean, I am interested in all the aspects: fan filters, included fans noise, fan controller functionality, ease of build, etc.

kind regards,
by kopilu
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: smaller vs bigger case
Replies: 12
Views: 6763

Re: smaller vs bigger case

just yesterday I was actually looking at a Raijintek case. One of the things I was considering is that the MB is on the left side of the case (I keep my pc under my desk, on the left side). the main reason why I abandoned the case was that, due to the inverted atx position, the GPU will get hotter t...
by kopilu
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: smaller vs bigger case
Replies: 12
Views: 6763

Re: smaller vs bigger case

You are absolutely right Neil. The only thing I would like to add is that the GPU fan blows air from under the GPU, upward. But I think that doesn't change what you said. There was a case a lot of time ago (I think it was from Thermalright, but i'm not 100% sure) that had a duct made of plastic that...
by kopilu
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: smaller vs bigger case
Replies: 12
Views: 6763

Re: smaller vs bigger case

Thanks all of you for the great input. Olle, I agree with you. I think that if I am able to get as much air over the GPU, as directly as possible, it will be cooler (and thus run more silently). Further more, I think that the extra ceiling fan location may actually aid in getting hot air faster out ...
by kopilu
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: smaller vs bigger case
Replies: 12
Views: 6763

Re: smaller vs bigger case

At the moment, I have the CM silencio 550 case, with additional Nexus Damptek foam on the ceiling, floor and back panel. I also modded the fan grill for both intake and exhaust (cut them out completely). What I'm trying to find out is if it's worth it to change the case for the smaller one. I don't ...
by kopilu
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: smaller vs bigger case
Replies: 12
Views: 6763

Re: smaller vs bigger case

the cases that I inquire are cooler master 550 (the one that I already have) and cooler master 352. @ If the smaller case has lower restriction intake and exhaust grills, it could be fine. Answer: both cases have the same kind of intake restriction and the same exhaust. basically the only difference...
by kopilu
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: smaller vs bigger case
Replies: 12
Views: 6763

smaller vs bigger case

Hello guys, I have a simple question: if i take the exact same components, including the same fans, and move them form a bigger case (cooler master 550) into a smaller case (cooler master 352), how will that affect my temperatures? The components are as fallows :I5 6400, MSI b150 ECO, HyperX Fury Bl...
by kopilu
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: advice for changing the case
Replies: 12
Views: 7328

Re: advice for changing the case

@ CA_Steve: my psu is a Super Flower Golden King Pro 600W PSU, which is a semi passive PSU. Until now, even in the summer, after 4h of gaming, the fan hasn't started to spin. I have a bottom intake for the PSU, but I glued 4 rubber (additional) feet to my case, raising it with about 1 inch (2.5 cm)....
by kopilu
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: advice for changing the case
Replies: 12
Views: 7328

Re: advice for changing the case

Thanks for the input guys. After reading all your replies, i think i'll wait until I buy the new GPU, before going the case-changing-route. @ Olle: the temps are my current temps. If i set up a more aggressive fan curve for the case and/or cpu fans, the temps become: 42 in the case, 48+ for the cpu,...
by kopilu
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: advice for changing the case
Replies: 12
Views: 7328

Re: advice for changing the case

I am planning on buying in the next month a radeon 480 or a GeForce 1060. (I can't afford a 1070 :cry: ), but I don't think any of the new cards will make a big difference in the overall temps. Once I even tried a Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme IV as a replacement GPU cooler, and it made almost no d...
by kopilu
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: advice for changing the case
Replies: 12
Views: 7328

Re: advice for changing the case

My card is a Asus Strix AMD R9 280. From experience, I can tell you that raising the rpm on the GPU doesn't bring any real benefit to temperatures. I think it's mainly because the fans on the gpu use the already hot air in the case... I have modded my case in regards to the intakes and exhausts: I'v...
by kopilu
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: advice for changing the case
Replies: 12
Views: 7328

advice for changing the case

Hi, I would like some advice regarding a possible case change. Right now I have the configuration in my signature. All the fans are controlled by the MB: - the two intake Nexus usually spin at 400(idle), 700(load) - the Antec True quiet exhaust spins at 300 (idle), 600 (load) - the scythe stock fan ...
by kopilu
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My silent Fractal R5 Workstation / Gaming
Replies: 5
Views: 7011

Re: My silent Fractal R5 Workstation / Gaming

how do you control the antec fans? how are they connected to the system?

I have a similar antec fan in my setup (the 120 true quiet model) and right now it's the only thing I can hear late at night.

thanks,
by kopilu
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285
Replies: 16
Views: 7088

Re: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285

As I said in the first post, I am aware about the strix cards, but those are 25% more expensive.
There are some nvidia msi cards that turn off the fans in idle. I was just wondering if we can add the sapphire card to the list.
by kopilu
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285
Replies: 16
Views: 7088

Re: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285

I am really happy to hear about idle noise of this card. Because I have the case on my desk, it is really important to me that the pc is inaudible in idle. All my components have been picked and tuned especially for that. I'll go ahead and order the card next week. In case you can confirm that the f...
by kopilu
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285
Replies: 16
Views: 7088

Re: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285

I'm glad to hear you are pleased with the noise of the card. If indeed the card turns the fans off in idle, that would be amazing. The fact that the cooler is as quiet as a antec solo back fan( I have the exact back fan) is great news, but the rpm ratings worry me. I don't think that a fan spinning ...
by kopilu
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285
Replies: 16
Views: 7088

Re: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285

That's great news(for me at least). Please let me know how loud it is by spcr standards. All i'm interested in is idle noise(or lack of it to be exact). If you can, try to eliminate all other idle noise sources except the gpu. By the way, what's your system's specs? Also, some temps would be nice. T...
by kopilu
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285
Replies: 16
Views: 7088

Re: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285

Hello,

No, I haven't got the card yet...I have the same problem : just not sure about the noise.
I think that the discount is available in every store worldwide.
This is exactly why I've started this thread.
I am prepared to wait up until Christmas to get it, so if you have any insight, post it here.
by kopilu
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285
Replies: 16
Views: 7088

Re: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285

Thanks for the reply, but my budget is stretched to the max as it is. I have rechecked the price and due to a discount, the difference is more like 25% now. :shock:
by kopilu
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285
Replies: 16
Views: 7088

Re: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285

one thing I forgot to mention in the original post: does anyone have any idle noise info regarding the Club 3D Radeon R9 280 royalKing 3GB DDR5 384-bit (it's as cheap as the sapphire) :?:
by kopilu
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285
Replies: 16
Views: 7088

Sapphire Ati radeon R9 280/280x/285

Hello, I have a question for the Sapphire radeon r9 280/280x/285 users: how quiet is the cooler (as far as I know is the same cooler on any of the given cards) in idle with the fan setting set to the lowest value in the CCC? I am aware that asus strix are inaudible in idle, but I am not willing to p...
by kopilu
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus AMD graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 4736

Re: Asus AMD graphics card

You are right, but I still have to find out if the sapphire radeon 280 model is quiet\inaudible at idle....I would buy the MSI, I really would, but in my country there is a 15% price difference between the two (sapphire is cheaper). if the sapphire cooler, with the rpm turned as low as catalyst will...
by kopilu
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus AMD graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 4736

Re: Asus AMD graphics card

i've read about the new semipassive Asus card here, but it has yet to be available for sale in my country. That is a good bet, but it depends on the pricing... Regarding the MSI card, in some reviews (tomshardware) it has been described as really noisy; at least with the new bios. The old bios had t...
by kopilu
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus AMD graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 4736

Re: Asus AMD graphics card

Hi, I currently have a Sapphire Radeon 7790. I can honestly say that in idle it is inaudible. Even with the case opened, i cannot hear it. I am looking to change it to a 280x, and i have the same problem as you: i cannot find an inaudible card (in idle). If you are like me, i don't care about gaming...
by kopilu
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: need a good cooler for antec veris fusion remote?
Replies: 5
Views: 2374

Re: need a good cooler for antec veris fusion remote?

i have scythe ninja MINI,and it's perfect.
by kopilu
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower
Replies: 31
Views: 14630

Re: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower

45.2 cm total (including feet)
by kopilu
Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower
Replies: 31
Views: 14630

Re: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower

Right then.My case has just arrived.Pretty impressed by the build quality amd the paint finish.To start off, a couple of things:the foam on the side panel behind the mobo is not as thick as the one on the other side panel,but this is a good thing.I had no trouble routing all the psu cables behind th...
by kopilu
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower
Replies: 31
Views: 14630

Re: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower

i've just orderd mine,but i have a curiosity:how long does the cpu 4 pin power cable has to be in order to route it behind the mobo tray?The ting is that I have a nexus value 430 psu and I think that the cables are kinda short...
by kopilu
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower
Replies: 31
Views: 14630

Re: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower

do you have the removable hdd cage in place, or have you taken it out?What do you mean by high CPU temp?
by kopilu
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower
Replies: 31
Views: 14630

Re: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower

Mike,how are the plastic rails for the hdd??Was there any noise/vibration comming from the hdd when you tested it?And more importantly, how much of a impact would a second intake fan have on the cooling?Picture the following config:3 nexus @7v,and the drive cage pulled out so that the airflow from t...