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by halcyon
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja 5
Replies: 14
Views: 15810

Re: Scythe Ninja 5

Specs for Scythe Ninja 5 (Model No. SCNJ-5000)

Weight: 1190 g including fans
Dimensions WxHxD: 138 x 155 x 180 mm (including fans - more dimensions)
Airflow
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Fans: 2 x Kaze Flex 120 PWM (300-800 RPM)
by halcyon
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 1000VA - 1500VA Silent UPS 2016 Update?
Replies: 3
Views: 7704

Re: 1000VA - 1500VA Silent UPS 2016 Update?

This concerns me as well as my old and trusty 7-year old APC Backu Ups RS 800 (240V model) has started clicking after I upgraded to GTX 1080. I have a fairly new battery as well (c. 1 year old) so I doubt that is the issue. Something is wrong and the UPS keeps clicking (not switching between line-in...
by halcyon
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nvidia Titan X (2016) / GTX 1080Ti (Pascal GP102) is out
Replies: 6
Views: 3668

Re: Nvidia Titan X (2016) / GTX 1080Ti (Pascal GP102) is out

Only +20% - 30% faster than GTX1080 (OCed or default clocks) at 1440p or 4K. Insanely bad Founder's edition cooler that stays 30dBA at idle, 40dBA at load and the card thermally throttles clocks down at load No custom models coming (only aftermarket coolers, if any, and none have been announced yet ...
by halcyon
Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon R9 290X Cooling
Replies: 12
Views: 11708

Re: Radeon R9 290X Cooling

Raijintek Morpeus looks good. Here's a comparison against Prolimatech MK-26: http://www.insidehardware.it/hardware/cooling/3638-raijintek-morpheus-prima-recensione-in-italia?start=4 And another vs stock and MK-26: http://www.pcaxe.com/hardver/hladjenja/raijintek-morpheus/strana-9 Looks like we have ...
by halcyon
Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3: BIG, heavy, quiet & effective
Replies: 3
Views: 3079

Re: Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3: BIG, heavy, quiet & effective

Thanks for the tips! I have been surfing all over the place and it still seems that the old Phanteks PH-TC14PE with Corsair AR1400 Quiet Edition fans beats even Noctua D15 and all the other new killer coolers (regardless of fans) for both cooling and noise. That is, with same fans, low or high, it p...
by halcyon
Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe unveils new CPU coolers
Replies: 5
Views: 3641

Re: Scythe unveils new CPU coolers

First initial reviews don't pair it quite up to the level of Noctua NH-D15 and others (in max cooling, with stock fan at high): http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?289285-Scythe-Mugen-Max In the same test, it doesn't appear to be any quieter (could be even more, hard to say what is th...
by halcyon
Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: FrostyTech best CPU coolers : graphed temp vs noise (8-2014)
Replies: 3
Views: 2512

Re: FrostyTech best CPU coolers : graphed temp vs noise (8-2

I completely agree on the methodology and of course dB(A) != sone. However, this can give a rough ballpark figure on the cooling efficiency of the heatsink with the stock fans (at certain airlow). Now, if the results are +/-6dB(A) then it very very likely is louder/quieter. If it's +/-10dB(A) then t...
by halcyon
Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: FrostyTech best CPU coolers : graphed temp vs noise (8-2014)
Replies: 3
Views: 2512

FrostyTech best CPU coolers : graphed temp vs noise (8-2014)

Trying to make sense of the FrostyTech cooler rankings, I did the following plot today. Perhaps it is of use to someone. My apologies for the bad graphing. Quick & Dirty Scatter plotting in Excel doesn't make pretty graphs. http://i.imgur.com/bH8hYzX.png To me the graph points out the general trend ...
by halcyon
Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Haswell-ready power supply without a smell
Replies: 8
Views: 4333

Re: Haswell-ready power supply without a smell

I'm looking for a Haswell-ready power supply that does not have a strong smell. I have a lot of allergies, and the smell of the new power supply I bought gives me a headache. It isn't a burning smell like the power supply is overheating. It is a smell from the materials the power supply is made of....
by halcyon
Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3: BIG, heavy, quiet & effective
Replies: 3
Views: 3079

Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3: BIG, heavy, quiet & effective

Looks interesting, anybody tried yet on a warmer/faster CPU setup? Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 http://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler/482 - LxWxH: 150 x 137 x 163 mm - Almost 1.2kg - All major sockets - 2xPWM fans (120mm + 135mm) So big in fact that may only work with low-profile DIMMs and may block the ...
by halcyon
Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter?
Replies: 24
Views: 45013

Re: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter

Thanks for the heads up.

I ordered two pieces of mCubed Vertical Silcence Rev. 2 hdd enclosures. They didn't test too badly here against Scythe Quiet Drive 3.5".

I'll report back when I've installed them as to how well they work.
by halcyon
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter?
Replies: 24
Views: 45013

Re: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter

Thanks for the idea Steve. My full tower is already full and only 3.5" slots are free. I could of course buy two Quiet drives and install them vertically in the 3.5" HD bay/rack. That might work. Now just have to find out what kind of heat dissipation Scythe Quiet Drives can handle? ST3000DM001 norm...
by halcyon
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter?
Replies: 24
Views: 45013

Re: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter

Thanks Steve. You of course right and I had forgotten about the AAM thing. BTW, after moving the drives to older chipset on Linux and trying the latest hdparm, I could set the APM to 255 (disabled), but of course it does not survive cold boot. I have active cooling on my hard drives so this might ha...
by halcyon
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter?
Replies: 24
Views: 45013

Re: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter

No ideas from anyone?

Any success with Linux based tools to set AAM/APM models *permanently* (i.e. surviving cold boot) on modern Seagate drives?

Information seems to be a bit thin on the ground on these, or I just can't seem to be able to find the right keywords to go with the search button :)
by halcyon
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter?
Replies: 24
Views: 45013

AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter?

Made a mistake of buying a couple of new Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB drives without consulting here first. In my setup the noise is tolerable (not WD Caviar green 2TB quiet), but tolerable. Except for the constant parking of the heads. I've tried the following software to set the AAM/APM values (to 254/...
by halcyon
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470)
Replies: 37
Views: 21000

Re: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470

This is an older thread, but always check out the TechPowerUp reviews as they have very good sound measurements using a standard methodology (so their results are comparable to each other). ASUS GeForce GTX 560 TOP Direct Cu II = 26/31 dBA ASUS GeForce GTX 570 Direct CU II = 28/31 dBA MSI GeForce GT...
by halcyon
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 320806

Re: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!

Asus HD 6770 DirectCU Silent
http://techinstyle.tv/products/silent-but-friendly/
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- 1 GB GDDR5
- claims 16% cooler under stress than reference HD 6770 silent
- HDMI, VGA and DVI
- Shipping early August
by halcyon
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How loud is a GTX 570?
Replies: 5
Views: 2210

Re: How loud is a GTX 570?

If the reference GTX 570 measurements are anything to go by GTX570 is not *that* bad: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_570/26.html http://ht4u.net/reviews/2010/nvidia_geforce_gtx_570_gf110_test/index11.php Will it be louder at idle than your 9600GT? Very likely so, although not ne...
by halcyon
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 39301

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

Check also TechPowerUp measurements: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6850_Direct_Cu/27.html The Asus 6850 card has non-standard cooling and is less noisy compared to the standard cooling (on HIS cards). 28dB(A)/38dB(A) is by no means silent, but perhaps tolerable to some for that k...
by halcyon
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Report: the true power consumption of 73 graphics cards
Replies: 9
Views: 3985

Re: Report: the true power consumption of 73 graphics cards

An additional useful resource is the constantly update (as new reviews come in) list of power consumption by TechPowerUp: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6870/27.html The results / ranking are relatively very similar to that of BeHardware, even if the stress methodology and absolute...
by halcyon
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i7: Thermalright Venomous X Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 5011

Re: i7: TRUE + Nexus Or Noctua NH-U12P

I can't seem to decide witch. Why not use Noctua DH-14? It beats everything at low volumes, incl. True, Venomous X, etc.* http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=56080 *At least it's not worse than the margin of error. It's big, pricey and heavy though, but it is good. I'm using one my...
by halcyon
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I give up...
Replies: 15
Views: 2743

Re: I give up...

So I don't know if I'm just having incredibly bad luck, I know how it can be. I feel for you. However, if you really are sensitive to noise, like it looks like you are (you're here after all), then you must keep on trying - and offering your dollars to the Silent God :) I have also a lost count of ...
by halcyon
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Prolimatech MK-13 - best current lo-noise hi-end VGA cooler?
Replies: 25
Views: 10682

Tzupy wrote:Don't you mean Scythe Setsugen, not Mugen? I
Oh yes, thanks. Fixed now.
by halcyon
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Prolimatech MK-13 - best current lo-noise hi-end VGA cooler?
Replies: 25
Views: 10682

Prolimatech MK-13 - best current lo-noise hi-end VGA cooler?

Prolimatech MK-13 Multi-VGA http://www.techpowerup.com/110022/Prolimatech_Unveils_MK-13_Multi-VGA_Cooler.html Should be compatible with: - GTX200 series - HD 5000 series - Geforce 6, 7, 8 and 9 series - Radeon X1000 series upwards Review at Coputerbase against Scythe Setsugen, Xigmatek Bifrost, Scyt...
by halcyon
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax MODU87+
Replies: 19
Views: 5129

Review at Hardwaresecrets

Review of Modu 87+ 700W :
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/900

Peak efficiency at c. 140W - 290W (120V mains)
Does not quite reach 87% at full load of 700W with high room temp
Low ripple & noise

Not a single mention about acoustic noise. Sigh.
by halcyon
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: USB flash faster than Corsair GT?
Replies: 14
Views: 5400

There are no reviews of Midnight turbo as of yet - at least that I can find. For your set up, it sound like random write speed is what you need, not sequential write speed. Many USB sticks have high advertised sequential write/read speed, but completely fall apart on random write 4KB. Just like the ...
by halcyon
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Indigo Xtreme Engineered Thermal Interface
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

Thank you for your war story. Installation does sound a bit scary. I also wouldn't recommend it to others except hc users.

Also, it's worth noting that it's not supposed to be used with coolers that have exposed heat pipes (e.g. uneven base).
by halcyon
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: USB flash faster than Corsair GT?
Replies: 14
Views: 5400

You guys need to look at the Traxdata drive again. Sequential Read : 30.593 MB/s Sequential Write : 27.324 MB/s Random Read 512KB : 30.296 MB/s Random Write 512KB : 25.202 MB/s Random Read 4KB : 7.326 MB/s Random Write 4KB : 2.128 MB/s Compare this with the Corsair Voyager GT 16GB Sequential Read: 3...
by halcyon
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: DVD burner that works with DriveSpeed, or CD Bremse.
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

You can still buy Pioneer BluRay burners as a Plextor brand, at least in Europe: PX-B940SA. However, I still haven't gotten mine, so I can't vouch for if the speed is settable via Plextools.

Will report later, when I get it.
by halcyon
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Eliminate HD seek noise when browsing internet using RAMdisk
Replies: 12
Views: 4721

Re: Eliminate HD seek noise when browsing internet using RAM

I'm using the same method with FF. I have FF installed, along with profiles and cache on a 500MB RAM disk. 1. Uninstall FF 2. Install RAMdisk as a drive in your operating system 3. Install FF to RAMdisk 4. Start FF with profile manager switch (e.g. firefox -profilemanager ) 5. Create profile on RAMd...