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by Xyvotha
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua's new fans coming
Replies: 11
Views: 39850

Re: Noctua's new fans coming

Abula wrote:(...) would like to see how this GT clone does, specially if there is a PWM version.
Heh, I'm not the only one who saw the Gentle Typhoon spirit in these ;)
In Spanish we say "it has an air of..." when something reminds you of another person/object, would be an appropriate pun here :mrgreen:
by Xyvotha
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8440

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

Quick update: - Flipping the PSU hasn't really helped much with noise. This is simply too much load for a 620w PSU for it to stay cool. - As a side effect, there's less exhaust flow in the case (PSU fan now is not touching any of the case air). So temps are worse than before. It was worth trying any...
by Xyvotha
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8440

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

Hi guys, your feedback is priceless! I couldn't accomplish much in the past couple nights (late hours at work). I hope to do some experimenting this weekend. For now, the exhaust fan swapping made a great difference, overall noise level is a little less loud and the exhaust air temp is not as warm a...
by Xyvotha
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8440

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

frenchie wrote:Have you ever tried using just the bottom intake fan for your intakes ?
Hi frenchie! You got me curious, what's the logic of that? I'm open to new ideas, especially the ones that don't cost :mrgreen:
by Xyvotha
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8440

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

Nice to see... so now are we sure that, nasty noise signature set aside, the sound pressure level problem is due to the PSU (looking for a definitive confirmation)? Yeah, after isolation of the remaining fans by lowering their RPMs, my conclusion is that the PSU is the dominant source of noise. Whe...
by Xyvotha
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8440

WHOA! it was the PSU!!!

(kinda) solved! With the modified settings I was getting: - Same GPU Delta T with less RPM. - Better case exhaust temps (subjectively, not as warm to the touch). - Same noise, with added noise from new, higher RPM case exhaust fan. After a few minutes of head scratching, I decided to set all (GPU/CP...
by Xyvotha
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8440

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

Okay, just replaced the exhaust and modified Afterburner's curve. Will try stressing the system later, for now a few pics :) Warning: case is duuuussstyy :) Front side, with two Gentle Typhoons 1,450 (one inside the drive cage), you can see in the bottom section the cable splitter to control both fa...
by Xyvotha
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8440

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

Hi, I'm not sure if we've yet determined the issue is the graphics card getting too loud due to high in case temperatures, or just plain gets too loud. You mentioned 27°C ambient temperature which is probably hotter than most of us have, for extended periods anyway Hi SebRad! Yeah, we're reaching 2...
by Xyvotha
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8440

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

A little extreme but not that extreme is to remove the GPU fan shroud and tie some 25mm thick fan, 2 x120mm or 3 x90mm. Not sure if that would work: apparently it already lacks fresh airflow to feed all the current internal fans. Yeah, even though I tried removing the side panel I didn't leave it o...
by Xyvotha
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8440

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

One thing that could work instead of going aftermarket is to sell the yours and get the quietest GTX980Ti, and its big, but i doubt you will have much issues, the solo can fit huge gpus, it should overlap with the central hdd cage if you were to have ATX mobo with the 16x on the second slot. Thanks...
by Xyvotha
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8440

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

Which model of MSI 960ti are you using, one with two or three fans? Perhaps an aftermarket cooler or even liquid-cooling the thing would improve the noise levels? It's the 980Ti Gaming 6G which comes with the TwinFrozr (2 fans) unit. I chose that one because it's the shortest 980Ti I could find (27...
by Xyvotha
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8440

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

At 76C the MSI GTX980Ti should be around 1600rpms, given that its not silent shouldn't be that loud. It gets loud once you reach 85C where the cooler pushes around 2100rpms, where its very noticeable. Btw my Asus at this temps were already above 2500rpms where they are very loud compared to the MSI...
by Xyvotha
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8440

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

Thanks for the quick reply!

I've tweaked Speedfan's curves (for case fans), but haven't touched MSI's utility yet. Since I saw (and felt) the case ambient is very warm I thought I should try to improve airflow first.
I'm gonna check MSI's settings tonite, will update later :)

Thanks!
by Xyvotha
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8440

Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?

Hello all, I need advice on this, just upgraded GPU from a GTX 970 and having serious noise/temps while gaming. Even though GPU (while gaming) doesn't go past 76C (ambient temp is 27C, summer here), case side panel is quite warm and GPU fans get really loud. Here's the setup: - Case: Solo II with 2x...
by Xyvotha
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 59214

Re: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

Excellent article! Seems obvious because of the GFX's TDP but just to make sure, wouldn't you advise against a 980Ti ITX system, with a shorter card like MSI's Gaming 6G?
by Xyvotha
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 & Z170N-WIFI article forum link
Replies: 1
Views: 7231

Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 & Z170N-WIFI article forum link

Just FYI, the link takes you to a page that says "You are not authorised to read this forum."

Great article, btw :)
by Xyvotha
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q10 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 14
Views: 10256

Re: Lian Li PC-Q10 Mini-ITX Case

Thanks for the great article! - Not sure if i missed it, are there no filters in the case vents? - It would be very interesting to see how this performs with a quieter fan. - I've been thinking how to mod the front panel to be able to fit larger GPUs but seems not an easy task. - Talking about the e...
by Xyvotha
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Skylake: Intel Core i7-6700K
Replies: 19
Views: 10372

Re: Skylake: Intel Core i7-6700K

This is the review I was waiting for, SPCR's perspective! :)

Thanks for the article!
by Xyvotha
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB M.2/PCI-E SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 5632

Re: Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB M.2/PCI-E SSD

Nice article! Surprised to see there are no huge real world performance improvements over SATA. It seems price/performance wise I'm sticking to 2.5" for now.
Thanks!
by Xyvotha
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn
Replies: 43
Views: 49496

Re: Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn

Great review! Happy to see Scythe constantly improving their products.
by Xyvotha
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Signature S10: The Second Coming of Antec?
Replies: 16
Views: 8683

Re: Antec Signature S10: The Second Coming of Antec?

The Antec fanboy in me rejoices! :mrgreen:

And for a case like this SPCR's review is the only one I need to read, thanks!
by Xyvotha
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P100 Case: Performance One on a Budget
Replies: 12
Views: 7300

Re: Antec P100 Case: Performance One on a Budget

Nice article Lawrence!
As you say, definitely no good for a performance pc, but interesting enough for a budget/server system. I've been an incurable Antec fan for many years so perhaps my opinion is highly biased :mrgreen:
by Xyvotha
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: BitFenix Pandora MicroATX Case
Replies: 6
Views: 4514

Re: BitFenix Pandora MicroATX Case

Very promising case and great article, thanks Lawrence!
by Xyvotha
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 46717

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

wow! certainly we've come very far in systems performance vs. power/noise ratio!
Thanks for the great article Lawrence!

P.S.: did yo have the chance to try OC'ing the CPU?
by Xyvotha
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mugen Max & Deepcool Lucifer V2 Heatsinks
Replies: 4
Views: 4404

Re: Scythe Mugen Max & Deepcool Lucifer V2 Heatsinks

Great article as always!
I'm surprised the Kotetsu keeps its edge after a year or so, more so considering its size and price.

Perhaps my old and trusty NH-U12P needs a replacement ;)
by Xyvotha
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 55
Views: 59828

Re: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide

Wow! just came back from vacation and saw the title. Reading this later if sleep deprivation doesn't win the race :D Thanks in advance Mike! been waiting for this! Insane work documenting this quest indeed, and I can see it got a lot of views. Well deserved! :D I've been in the edge of trying W/C i...
by Xyvotha
Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Maximus VII Gene vs. Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5
Replies: 2
Views: 4031

Re: Asus Maximus VII Gene vs. Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5

Nice article, been curious about Gigabyte's latest fan control implementation. It seems they have improved a lot, still not as flexible as Asus tho.

Thanks Lawrence!
by Xyvotha
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 55
Views: 59828

Re: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide

Great! looking forward for it :)
by Xyvotha
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 55
Views: 59828

Re: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide

Wow! just came back from vacation and saw the title. Reading this later if sleep deprivation doesn't win the race :D
Thanks in advance Mike! been waiting for this!
by Xyvotha
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-52, same specs as AP-14
Replies: 0
Views: 2291

Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-52, same specs as AP-14

Hi all, Just FYI, I've been looking for these for a couple years since Scythe discontinued them. A few weeks ago I saw this on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001Q6X0S6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I got one and been comparing it to an old AP-14 I was still using, my notes: ...