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by QuietCat
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 62551

Re: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

Is this a typo? "— Idle, all fans at minimum speed (14 dBA@1m) — Resident Evil 6 Demo Benchmark (peak), CPU/rear fans at 700 RPM, front fans at 650 RPM, GPU fans at 1680 RPM (23 dBA@1m) — Total War: Attila In-Game Benchmark (background music/score), CPU/rear fans at 700 RPM, front fans at 650 RPM, ...
by QuietCat
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 62551

Re: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

Is this a typo? "— Idle, all fans at minimum speed (14 dBA@1m) — Resident Evil 6 Demo Benchmark (peak), CPU/rear fans at 700 RPM, front fans at 650 RPM, GPU fans at 1680 RPM (23 dBA@1m) — Total War: Attila In-Game Benchmark (background music/score), CPU/rear fans at 700 RPM, front fans at 650 RPM, G...
by QuietCat
Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Jonsbo/Cooltek/Rosewill Legacy U2 MiniITX "gaming" build
Replies: 8
Views: 10242

Re: Jonsbo/Cooltek/Rosewill Legacy U2 MiniITX "gaming" build

Thanks for all the details, MiniMatt. Good to hear that dust isn't an issue for you. You need more cats! And dogs! And fans! Am now very tempted to get one of these and mod it until it's much bigger and noisier....oh..wait. Magical ducting isn't that hard. First, start with magical thinking. And wor...
by QuietCat
Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Jonsbo/Cooltek/Rosewill Legacy U2 MiniITX "gaming" build
Replies: 8
Views: 10242

Re: Jonsbo/Cooltek/Rosewill Legacy U2 MiniITX "gaming" build

Great test results! Sort of. Shaved a degree off the GPU with the front 120mm stirring the air. So, that's a thermal victory. Sort of. :wink:

Thanks for taking the time to spin and unspin your case fans.

How is the dust collection/containment in the U2?
by QuietCat
Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Jonsbo/Cooltek/Rosewill Legacy U2 MiniITX "gaming" build
Replies: 8
Views: 10242

Re: Jonsbo/Cooltek/Rosewill Legacy U2 MiniITX "gaming" build

Thanks for the info, MiniMatt! Really like this little case. One of the prettier mITX ones, IMO. Also considering the Legacy W1-S. It's bigger tho, but airflow seems simple front-to-back and more space for my clumsy hands to break, er, place stuff. If I can play 20 questions.... What is the dust ing...
by QuietCat
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Jonsbo/Cooltek/Rosewill Legacy U2 MiniITX "gaming" build
Replies: 8
Views: 10242

Re: Jonsbo/Cooltek/Rosewill Legacy U2 MiniITX "gaming" build

Thanks for the info, MiniMatt. It looks great! The U2 is on my micro-list for a mITX build, using eerily similar parts. I had somehow imagined that the front mounted 120mm would somehow be magically connected through magical ducting to the side vents. Seems not to be the case in this case. ;-) My qu...
by QuietCat
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua to use Active Noise Cancellation in new Fan
Replies: 49
Views: 73448

Re: Noctua to use Active Noise Cancellation in new Fan

Have you heard the video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afL09LkfHVw It reduces the 'fan whine' by 25dB, however, it doesn't seem to reduce the rushing air sound pressure levels by very much, if at all. Reducing whine is a great thing, I'm not whining about that, it's that my system with high qualit...
by QuietCat
Mon May 17, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need an inaudible cpu/heatsink..non-clocker. Advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 2401

Looks like you'll need a 92mm cooler with those size restrictions. Thermalright Ultima 90: 115(W) X 55 (D) X 139(H)mm. Was a great cooler in its time. Have to search to find one....or I could sell you mine. ;-) Or if you want NEW, there's the Noctua NH-U9B 95 mm(W) X 71 mm(D) X 125 mm(H) Those are t...
by QuietCat
Mon May 17, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What would be a silent, fairly sized 1156 CPU cooler?
Replies: 7
Views: 2274

IMO, Thermalright MUX-120 is likely the best balance of size vs cooling vs cost for the i5-750. http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/cpu/mux-120/product_cpu_cooler_mux-120.html The supplied fan is very quiet. Not the smoothest sounding tho. Tom's Review here: http://www.tomshardware.c...
by QuietCat
Mon May 17, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Hyper212+ fan suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

SPCR gave the slipstream pwm fan that comes with the Mugen 2 a glowing review. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article961-page5.html - But, you can't buy that fan in Canada. Or can you? Yes, you can, with a quirk. Scythe SY1225SL12HPVS KAZE-JYUNI Slip Stream 120MM PWM & V.R Selectable Fan 1500RPM - $1...
by QuietCat
Fri May 14, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan filter for Antec P182 rear fan
Replies: 14
Views: 2636

I've used some air conditioning / vent filters from the local hardware store. Need to go through the inventory to discover the right one. Paper ones are too restrictive. Spent $5 and a few minutes with scissors. Of course, you have to mount them with duct tape being a ducting product and all. ;-) Yo...
by QuietCat
Fri May 07, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Reliability
Replies: 120
Views: 41383

Meanwhile, back on the Crucial front: We are hopeful that future Firmware revisions/updates will not be destructive. Wednesday wasn't future enough: ... we pulled the v0002 firmware update from the Crucial.com support site on Wednesday, May 5th. At least this time it wasn't the firmware that made br...
by QuietCat
Thu May 06, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: "Vertical line" when applying thermal paste?
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

Looks like a slick chip the i5-6xx - Not one, but TWO LCD displays on chip where you can watch those busy little instructions whizzing down the pipelines. And it even has a removable cover to protect those instructions when they need some privacy. :lol: Find this out after I bought the plain non-LCD...
by QuietCat
Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which fan meets these requirements?
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

You might have seen this before, but if you want to drown in rad fan data visit: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=223391&page=1 Bottom line, the Gentle Typhoon was the noise to cfm winner. Although his YouTube recordings sound like they were made with cardioid mics in the nearfie...
by QuietCat
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define R2 ATX Tower Case
Replies: 41
Views: 16542

Yes, and now they can complain in plain Canadian too. Only $99 this week and in stock at: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php? ... omoid=1009

The end of May has come early. Not that I'm complaining.
by QuietCat
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which PWM, CPU or Specialty Fan do you Want SPCR to Review?
Replies: 50
Views: 24115

bozar wrote:I want a review of several fans, PWM from Scythe and Arctic Cooling as well non PWM fans from BE Quiet, Scythe GT and Thermalright.
+1
by QuietCat
Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Another SPCR recommended list: Cases
Replies: 123
Views: 198695

Good sleuthing, KayDat. Thanks for the search. It's all good 'cept for page 5 which links to the FT02 article.

I'd be happy to put the pages and pics back together again, but I think spcr is using a CMS, so the dynamic sidebar content would be lost. But, we could party like it was 2009. :lol:
by QuietCat
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cogage TRUE Spirit & Zalman CNPS10X Quiet CPU Coolers
Replies: 15
Views: 6340

From Thermalright site:
http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/ ... x-120.html

Four high quality 6mm heatpipes
48 pieces of aluminum fins

Dimension: L133 x W58 x H160 mm

Seems almost identical, except the MUX has plated pipes...
by QuietCat
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 ATX Case
Replies: 76
Views: 43281

Use two 92mm Noctuas on the front of the solo to generate some positive pressure. That might fix all your problems except the paint. Thanks for the Noctura reminder. Might be worth a try. I was also thinking about a couple of Gentle Typhoons. The two Nexus 92mm fans in there now are quiet enough, b...
by QuietCat
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Another SPCR recommended list: Cases
Replies: 123
Views: 198695

Sorry, Mike, don't want you to feel unappreciated for all your hard work. I'm just cranky after cleaning the Solo for the umpteenth time.
by QuietCat
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Another SPCR recommended list: Cases
Replies: 123
Views: 198695

FYI - The link for the Fortress FT01 review is broken: http://www.silentpcreview.com/silverstone_fortress_ft01 That page is the first page of the case overview by another name. Which cryptically has 'Silverstone Fortress FT01: Positive Pressure Case' as the headline. However, if you click through th...
by QuietCat
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cogage TRUE Spirit & Zalman CNPS10X Quiet CPU Coolers
Replies: 15
Views: 6340

Is the MUX-120 the 1156 variant of the True Spirit? At least in spirit?
by QuietCat
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 ATX Case
Replies: 76
Views: 43281

The FT02 is my dream case - Quiet, great cooling and from user reviews isn't a dustbin in a month. Unlike my Solo, which is my nightmare case - not very quiet, gets too hot, a dust magnet and a pain to de-dust. It's shiny though, in a badly applied crinkle paint kind of way.
by QuietCat
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A Whole New Line of Unique Lian Li mini-ITX and uATX cases
Replies: 30
Views: 6271

Ouch! My eyes! Please make them stop. The Antec 200 virus - it's in the wild and mutating.

I vote none of the above. If this was a democracy, I'd petition for impeachment.