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by Pierre
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread
Replies: 26
Views: 15926

Re: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread

Seems palit is releasing their passive GTX 1650 KalmX Is it worth paying the extra $ for the passive version of 1650, when a premium 0db-fan 1650-S card could be had for similar $ ? That would have made some sense at least before the 1650-S was released... I had been considering their 1050 Ti passi...
by Pierre
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 10350

Re: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)

<shrug> Does getting the 1600 AF free up money that you can spend on a gfx card that better suits your needs? I already got the 1650 Super...only needed that one really to run 2 monitors at full resolution / refresh rate...didn't like paying the premium for the MSI Gaming X 0db fans, but I'll get o...
by Pierre
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 10350

Re: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)

And speak of the devil... Ryzen 3600 is now sold at 176€ shipped...30€ more than the 2700 which I got.... BUT the 1600 AF (disguised R2600) has finally also made it's appearance at 94 EUR shipped... Since I haven't broken the seal of the 2700 box yet, should I a) return it and get a R3600? b) return...
by Pierre
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Case: Antec P110s, Antec P101s or Be Quiet PB/SB 600/601
Replies: 0
Views: 1148

New Case: Antec P110s, Antec P101s or Be Quiet PB/SB 600/601

So, despite being overall happy with my huge 67cm tall Chieftec Full Tower (https://www.chieftec.eu/en/products-archive/big-tower-detail.html), I am seriously considering buying a new case with the following attributes - well made, Sturdy (08-1.00mm Steel) - with easily removable dust filters - not ...
by Pierre
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 10350

Re: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)

Just wondering why you are opting for Ryzen 2xxx instead of 3xxx (especially if opting for Ryzen 5 series)? Nice bump in performance and at lower power use for the 3xxx. For a 40-50 EUR difference, I would easily choose a R2700 over a R3600...and perhaps the R2600 is even a better choice, actually....
by Pierre
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 10350

Re: Silent Workstation PC Build (Mid 2018)

Old Thread but I'm now building the following Pc Case: Be Quiet! Pure Base 500/600 / Fractal Design R6 / Be Quiet Dark Base 900 (if really want to spend more or like big cages) CPU: Ryzen 2600 for all around use / Ryzen 2700 if rendering, multi-tasking Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 PCGH edition Motherboard...
by Pierre
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for a quiet PC case to silence hard drive noise
Replies: 12
Views: 9396

Re: Looking for a quiet PC case to silence hard drive noise

I have a full tower Chieftec case, around 67cm tall, with 8 HDD and 6 ODD bays...white easy to work with, but it's short in width and nightmare from a dust-filtering perspective, in that there are no filters, fan bays are small and not made to push air across the case, which is moreso made to draw i...
by Pierre
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 12227

Re: Options for new office pc

Just wondering one thing, what does the iGPU on the 2200G offers to you than intel HD630 cant give you? for me the intel igpu can do everything but gaming, even has quicksync that if you have a use for it its very nice (adobe, blue iris, encoding). It was a matter of cost, at the end of the day + t...
by Pierre
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 12227

Re: Options for new office pc

The whole "PC Games Hardware" line (in Coolers, Cases etc across manufacturers) targets silent operation. The reasoning behind the Mugen 5 PCGH is that 2 fans, even if operating at lower RPM, are better than 1 fan either pushing or pulling air across the HT Fins. Also, the Mugen 5, having more heatp...
by Pierre
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Freezer 33 CO vs Cryorig H7
Replies: 8
Views: 8207

Re: Arctic Freezer 33 CO vs Cryorig H7

~10EUR + shipping
by Pierre
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Freezer 33 CO vs Cryorig H7
Replies: 8
Views: 8207

Re: Arctic Freezer 33 CO vs Cryorig H7

Thank you for the input. When I started this thread my mind was set on buying the cheapest, hopefully more effective CPU cooler immediately available for purchase. However, since the stock 2200G cooler has proved better than expected during the "transitional"-testing phase, I upgraded my options to ...
by Pierre
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 12227

Re: Options for new office pc

I would first try to tweak your bios fan control (or software), you can easily restrict the cooler not to reach the rpms where you find it annoying, the 2200g according to AMD can operate to 95C, most of us here sacrifice temperature for noise, we are likely to run hot a cpu in exchange or quieter ...
by Pierre
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 12227

Re: Options for new office pc

The 2200G should be relatively easy to cool, i would probably tested the included heatsink to see if you needed an upgrade, now the mugen would be more than capable even with 1 fan, the kotetsu should be also an overkill for this cpu, either will work fine, i like more mugen5 design but up if the c...
by Pierre
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 12227

Re: Options for new office pc

Ok I have just built my new office pc...it's been a few years, last one was back in 2010-2011. Ryzen 2200G Asrock B450 Fatality 2*8GB Corsair LPX Vengeance DDR4-3200Mhz Corsair RM550x (the 090 version, I believe it's a bit longer or has a slightly smaller fan than the 120 newer version) 120GB OCZ 10...
by Pierre
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Freezer 33 CO vs Cryorig H7
Replies: 8
Views: 8207

Re: Arctic Freezer 33 CO vs Cryorig H7

Hi I saw rave reviews for Arctic F12 Silent fans, so I bought one, and it has obvious bearing noise. So to me it is not silent. In fact I can walk into my room and know what my PC is upto, based on if it is spinning fast, based on the bearing noise. My PC is on my desk though and the case (Carbide ...
by Pierre
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Freezer 33 CO vs Cryorig H7
Replies: 8
Views: 8207

Arctic Freezer 33 CO vs Cryorig H7

What the title says. I am looking for a low cost, efficient and low-noise solution to cooling an AMD 2400G AM4 cpu. Arctic Freezer 33 CO is available at 26 Euros https://www.arctic.ac/eu_en/freezer-33-co.html Cryorig H7 is available at 32 Euros. http://www.cryorig.com/h7_us.php If I were to go highe...
by Pierre
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 12227

Re: Options for new office pc

It supports any Thin Mini ITX motherboard including those that support 7th and 8th generation Intel CPUs and anything that will be released in the future. In the specifications it only references 6th generation Intel CPUs (and older), along with a list of compatible motherboards. Have you tested it...
by Pierre
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 12227

Re: Options for new office pc

Go for Akasa Euler (cheaper than HDPlex) fanless case and a full power (not T) recent i3. You'll have more performance than with a NUC for a smaller price - a price similar to the one of a normal, loud tower pc - plus fanless and tiny. Seriously, I've done it. These fanles miniITX cases only suppor...
by Pierre
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 642207

Re: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?

Personally I love the feel and layout of thinkpad laptop keyboards, which Lenovo has also made available as separate products, wired and wireless....I love the trackpoint, have become very used to it, and I love not having to lift my hands off the keyboard. They're expensive to get in Europe, mostly...
by Pierre
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 12227

Re: Options for new office pc

You can’t get the fans to turn on for either of these 550w supplies unless you put in a high end gfx card... Both are well built. The short length of the Seasonic intrigued me. In fact, I just ordered one. I won’t get the fan to turn on, either :D Awesome, so I get to order the cheaper, better regu...
by Pierre
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 12227

Re: Options for new office pc

With regards to the PSU, which one would you choose, between - Seasonic Focus+ 550W Gold - Corsair RM550x In the jonnyguru review, the Seasonic scored excellent in voltage regulation/ripple suppression etc but not much info about noise volume and character once the fan kicked in (around 300W, which ...
by Pierre
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 12227

Re: Options for new office pc

The Kotetsu is a good choice. What's different with the new version is that they are equipping the cooler with the commercially available version of the fan; if I remember correctly in the Kotetsu review it was mentioned the fan used was not widely available. SU1225FD12M-RHP http://www.scythe-eu.co...
by Pierre
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 12227

Re: Options for new office pc

Ok, I have decided to go with the Scythe Kotetsu Mark II (upgrade to the original Kotetsu), if I decide to go for the Pc tower...

Great performance and starting price is around 38 EUR in Greece, which is great.
by Pierre
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 12227

Re: Options for new office pc

Welcome back. Let me add to the confusion :) If you really wanted to stay fanless, you could: 1) stick with a 15W NUC and put it in an Akasa case. 2) pay a bit more, get a 65W TDP class CPU and mITX mobo and put it in an HDPlex case. Thank you for your reply Steve. I had been looking at these Akasa...
by Pierre
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 12227

Options for new office pc

After many years of forum absence greetings to the community. I have been away for some time and I believe some departure/distance from the previously highly discussed issues has been common as technologies and markets have changed the past years. First of all a synopsis of my journey away from sile...
by Pierre
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung M9T 2TB (2.5-inch) & Seagate SSHD 2TB
Replies: 13
Views: 9271

Re: Samsung M9T 2TB (2.5-inch) & Seagate SSHD 2TB

Wow, quite awkward though, did not come across it while searching through amazon and newegg ratings or in any review I read. That makes for a good enough case for the Hitahi 5K1000, but I would sure love to have it reviewed here and check the noise production, can't trust other ratings and surely no...
by Pierre
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung M9T 2TB (2.5-inch) & Seagate SSHD 2TB
Replies: 13
Views: 9271

Re: Samsung M9T 2TB (2.5-inch) & Seagate SSHD 2TB

the review of the m9t should be added to the storage index article. Weird, I found the Samsung M9T 2TB less disturbing than the WD Red 1Tb when listening to the sound files. ...the Red surely enough has less volume to its noise in the beginning, but when the "whirl" starts, it is quite distinct...in...
by Pierre
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case
Replies: 14
Views: 7799

Re: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case

I have seen cases with 6 hdd positions show construction and assembly deficits when mounted with more than three HDDs and I have seen cases with 8 hdd positions starting to vibrate heavily when 6 drives are installed, i.e. the added weight and vibration can severy impact the production of noise and...
by Pierre
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case
Replies: 14
Views: 7799

Re: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case

I really do think you should be testing the cases with more HDDs installed. The same way you use a modern graphics card (or at least one with lots of fans) to test the case with a hardware component that users might actually use, you should test the cases with a number of drives a modern user might...
by Pierre
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The political feasibility of economic adjustment programs
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

The political feasibility of economic adjustment programs

You're gonna love this, I know I did... It's an article by OECD, dating back to 1996, concerning the political management of economic adjustment programs, full of best practices wisdom gained during the imposition and implementation of such programs in Africa and South America... I can't find much i...