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by nagi
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Current forum posts not appearing on Home page
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Current forum posts not appearing on Home page

I've looked at the quick link only three times so far, and it completely cleared itself on second view, after I made a post, (or a set time after viewing, I don't know) whereas the one I used previously displayed a fixed list of posts made in the last 48 hours, plus it also included the first few li...
by nagi
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Current forum posts not appearing on Home page
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Current forum posts not appearing on Home page

+1 for this, I always used https://www.silentpcreview.com/aggregator/sources/15 to quickly check new forum posts, and thought the forums were dead for the last few months. I used that page because it also showed the first few lines of the posts, so it was much easier to decide whether I was interest...
by nagi
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: There is no such thing as silent PC
Replies: 12
Views: 2149

Re: There is no such thing as silent PC

Yeah, unless you have a new 3xxxx series Ryzen 2, you can have the CPU up to 70-80 without any worry or performance loss. The Ryzen 2 is the first CPU architecture that throttles max turbo at ~75-80°C IIRC. The 1080 has an anemic 2-fan cooler. You can try modding it with a more capable aftermarket a...
by nagi
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: KEYBOARD thats quiet and doesnt suck for games?
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: KEYBOARD thats quiet and doesnt suck for games?

Are moder mechanical keyboards quiet? Depends on how quiet you mean. I tried a cherry red, and even with rubber o-rings, they are pretty audible outside the room if you bottom them out. If you live in a quiet enough place. Not "wake up someone from a deep sleep", unless you are frantic in bashing t...
by nagi
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Gonna buy a 3900x which is the MOST silent fan for it?
Replies: 35
Views: 25282

Re: Gonna buy a 3900x which is the MOST silent fan for it?

Yeah, I have one. I went with a giant custom loop cooler, but it's quite a hothead even with that, unless you crank up the pump and/or the fan speed, which means it's no longer silent. My main problem is that even with mundane usage, like web browsing, it will spike into the same temperature as with...
by nagi
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any update on recent silent cases and their quality?
Replies: 5
Views: 2718

Re: Any update on recent silent cases and their quality?

I got a be quiet silent base 801 for my new rig. It's an interesting idea, but not the best executed. In the past, I had problems with my Fractal Design Define R4, the worse being way too restricted airflow by the front grille. That seems to be fixed for the R5/6. And my 304 case had partially paint...
by nagi
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help configuring my system
Replies: 3
Views: 2369

Re: Help configuring my system

I'm surprised the PSU ever turns on given your configuration..unless there's some overclocking/overvolting going on? These semi-passive PSUs have a minor problem when their fans are facing downwards: the heat accumulates in them and triggers the fan spin, at least according to my experience with a ...
by nagi
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help configuring my system
Replies: 3
Views: 2369

Re: Help configuring my system

Hi, I still use an old, first-gen P180 for a NAS, and used it for maybe 5-12 years before as my main PC. (SSD+HD moving to bottom chamber) Would it be worth putting a quiet fan in there to keep air moving? I never met with the Noiseblocker brand, (the fan looks like a cross between Nanoxia and Be Qu...
by nagi
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment
Replies: 22
Views: 7920

Re: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment

No Kodi is generally fine, I haven't seen any stutter or framerate dips. On the other hand I don't have any 4k vp9 videos that I play on kodi, most of it is still x264. This video seems to stutter really bad, and its only 1080p @ 24 so there must be something else going on https://www.youtube.com/w...
by nagi
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 27580

Re: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked

I guess it's good RAM and Flash prices have crashed - it'll offset the cost of new mobos ;) Uh, bad news, flash prices will increase 5-10% at least due to a massive power outage at the manufacturing plants of WD and Toshiba: http://reg.cx/2UvC on the topic of pricing though, I'm just waiting for th...
by nagi
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI x570 chipset fan curve
Replies: 3
Views: 3789

Re: MSI x570 chipset fan curve

Thanks, I was actually curious about the fan customization... some ppl on reddit were giving me odd WTF looks for the question :D
by nagi
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic announces new fanless 700W Titanium PSU
Replies: 0
Views: 14053

Seasonic announces new fanless 700W Titanium PSU

https://www.anandtech.com/show/14549/seasonic-readies-fanless-prime-700-w-80plus-titanium-psu Will be covered by their usual 12 year warranty, and of course it's fully modular. Price and release date currently not know. Anandtech presumes launch will be probably by end of year / early 2020, and of c...
by nagi
Fri May 17, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GTX280 & HR-05 coolers
Replies: 2
Views: 3708

Re: GTX280 & HR-05 coolers

Another vote for tossing it aside... if it was an AMD 280(x), then barely, but a GTX280....
by nagi
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Pc Specification for Gaming
Replies: 6
Views: 5693

Re: Pc Specification for Gaming

I'll have to agree with Olle on the price point. While the mining craze has subsided, the lack of competition keeps high-end gaming costs up. I'd also advise against any SLI system, as they are more problem than their worth in gaming. Still, the budget is greatly dependent on your target games: CS:G...
by nagi
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: You may not need as much wattage as you think.
Replies: 30
Views: 21118

Re: You may not need as much wattage as you think.

There is also the problem of both nvidia and AMD GPUs not going fully to idle clock speeds (and thus presenting additional power drain) if you use more than one display. I don't think I ever saw an idle test that took this into account. I have a 100W+ idle, with an overclocked 4790k, GTX1080 with a ...
by nagi
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Adding More Controlable Fan Headers
Replies: 9
Views: 5048

Re: Adding More Controlable Fan Headers

I have the phantek PWM -> DC converter... it's good, IF you have about ~4-7 fans on it. The problem is that the range of the controlled fans depends on the load on the hub. Someone tested it, and basically you'll need 4-6 fans to have roughly 5-12V range. More and you won't have 12V top (12 fans: 3V...
by nagi
Thu May 10, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: VRM phases: voodoo?
Replies: 8
Views: 4387

Re: VRM phases: voodoo?

Here's the thing: VRMs are not created equal. There are high-end ones that even if you have a dozen of them, will have smaller losses in total than the cheap-o solutions that some low-end and even medium quality boards sport. Yes, if two boards would use the exact same components and differ only in ...
by nagi
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent PC Part Recommendations (Mid-2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 12585

Re: Silent PC Part Recommendations (Mid-2018)

I'd add the following: 1. If you want a higher powered card, and have the necessary skills for it, go with an aftermarket aircooler like the Morpheus 2 or the Accelero Xtreme IV. My GTX1080 is a magnitude quieter on full now than it was on idle with the factory FE blower. I usually don't notice it w...
by nagi
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Review for current + Kickstarter for july launch passive PC
Replies: 0
Views: 10451

Review for current + Kickstarter for july launch passive PC

Linus released a review for the "Compulab Airtop 2", which seems to perform extremely well, but of course also costs an arm and a leg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4R-EsiyRk0 Specs: i7-7700K, 16GB DDR4, 1060, easily user upgradeable memory, storage and a few other stuff (GPU, CPU not really). An...
by nagi
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal intros Define R6
Replies: 17
Views: 10314

Re: Fractal intros Define R6

Another thing to consider is the characteristic of the noise. The Core P3 might be a tiny bit quieter, but if that's from the most annoying frequencies, like a pulsating coil whine, I'd take a more subdued, slightly higher dBA any time. Open cases tend to lead to systems that have a higher high-freq...
by nagi
Thu May 25, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 16686

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

re: 650 min RPM: have you tried combining PWM and undervolting the fan as well? Maybe that'll help, although I don't know, I usually try to stay clear of PWM. I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but currently on the CPU I have a pair of 3-pin fans with a resistor on each to keep it down. I don't th...
by nagi
Thu May 25, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 16686

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

OK, just re-did the GPU and now it's ~67°C with ~1400-1500rpm stable under furmark, with OC. IIRC I used the paste that was pre-applied to the cooler, maybe that was the problem, maybe something else. I also removed the extra heatsinks that might have collided with the cooler and thus borking the h...
by nagi
Wed May 24, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 16686

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

Furmark temps: With OC, (+75%core, 120% power target, +90 core clock, +400 memory clock) ~1700 rpm will keep it at or under 71°C. Without, it's stabilizing at 1500-1600 and 69-70°C. That does sound a touch high in temps and fan speed, though of course Furmark is the great VRM killer to it isn't out...
by nagi
Tue May 23, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 16686

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

If you do a reinstall I would be very curious to hear if anything changes. Yeah, unfortunately that'll take some time, as I'll have to cut down a few heatsinks to size. So, today's strange news. I had everything pretty close to where I wanted it in Speedfan on Friday, then we went away for the week...
by nagi
Sat May 20, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 16686

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

I read the Aluminum thing and confirmed that the Scythe has a copper base. Have you done it? What kinds of results did you get? I note that you also have an Accelero. May I ask how the 1080 likes it? What kinds of fan speeds and temps do you run at full tilt? I only used it on my delidded 4770k and...
by nagi
Fri May 19, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 16686

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

Since we're talking about TIM, have either of you ever experimented with the Coollaboratory products? They appear to be massively effective performers, and I'm wondering if they really as risky to install as some places are suggesting. Well, it's very easy to just twitch the brush and let some of t...
by nagi
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help me configuring my quiet PC
Replies: 47
Views: 30858

Re: Please help me configuring my quiet PC

...nastiest vibrations. Mind you, I only have the built-in front fans, and two 9cm noctuas (1 on CPU cooler, 1 on back in place of the noisier original) in it. No mechanical drives?? No, just a trio of SSDs. The whole outer U-shell has lack of stiffness, so you can remove it easier, but this also m...
by nagi
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help me configuring my quiet PC
Replies: 47
Views: 30858

Re: Please help me configuring my quiet PC

I had some manufacturing and vibration problems with the Node 304, so while it would be great for an out-of-sight-and-hearing NAS, I'd not use it anywhere close if the place is really low noise-floor (~13dBA) otherwise. If you are in a busy office, it's another thing. Right now I have an old PSU sit...
by nagi
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ryzen is OUT!
Replies: 25
Views: 9759

Re: Ryzen is OUT!

I do like the fact that they used some alloy under the IHS instead of the thick paste intel chose, probably eliminating the need for decapping. Except that Intel moved away from solder alloy expressly because of die micro-cracking due to thermal cycling and differing thermal expansion rates...so ho...
by nagi
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14992

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

It's not "clutching at straws", I'm merely using common sense and the familiarity that I have with the methods that systems are designed. Until someone who truly knows about HDDs (meaning - WD's devs or any other respected company's devs) then you can't say that you know for sure, but for some reas...