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by Matt3o
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 11840

Re: Semi-passive rig

I did the test as requested. It ran for more than 30 minutes in smallFFT mode. This is the result (you can see both temperatures and fan speed) http://i.imgur.com/Ae4AbRh.jpg as you can see the smallFFT test is much more stressful than the one I ran before. The fan goes at 1000-1100RPM and it is cle...
by Matt3o
Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 11840

Re: Semi-passive rig

fans are set to "silent" via bios. I've never seen them spinning over 800RPM.

Anyway I'll run the test for a longer time. thanks for the info
by Matt3o
Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 11840

Re: Semi-passive rig

Not sure what's the correct procedure to test with Prime95 (should I disable the fan?). I left it running for about 10 minutes, this is what I got (with fan on)

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by Matt3o
Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 11840

Re: Semi-passive rig

So I tried to put one intake to the top (and remove the one on the bottom). http://i.imgur.com/5A5qKgC.jpg The difference is pretty amazing. The GPU in idle went from 38C to 28C (!!!). After 20 minutes of Unigine Heaven the GPU is at 66C and the CPU at 40C (with the previous fan config was GPU 68C, ...
by Matt3o
Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 11840

Re: Semi-passive rig

I can try to put an intake fan to the top and have some fresh air over the GPU and PSU. The problem might be that hot air would flow down to the CPU. Try this, take the bottom and side fans and position them on the top vent to exhaust the rising warm air. I too ran into these problems with my old c...
by Matt3o
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 11840

Re: Semi-passive rig

there's another test I can try with the phenom. I can try to put an intake fan to the top and have some fresh air over the GPU and PSU.

The problem might be that hot air would flow down to the CPU.

I'll keep you posted, Sunday is perfect for experimenting.
by Matt3o
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 11840

Re: Semi-passive rig

Said that, given that you're satisfied by the overall noise scenario, I don't understand your concerns about the possibility that the PSU may heat up the GPU (do you have some nasty temps?). just for science (and curiosity). what's wrong with that? By the way, even without a different case in handy...
by Matt3o
Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 11840

Re: Semi-passive rig

I'm sure it's not a big deal, but definitely not an optimized setup. The PSU seems to heat quite a bit at 200-230w (just touching it), but my tests so far are empirical. I may try a different case and see what the temperature difference would be (if any). I'll post my findings if there's interest.
by Matt3o
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 11840

Re: Semi-passive rig

First of all, congrats for that very nice and clean build. thanks! If you need overclocking or you use the PC mainly for gaming (ie: when the PC is on the CPU is always at full power) then I'd go for the thermalright macho. Have you done some test about oc'ing? In case, would you mind to share (SPC...
by Matt3o
Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 11840

Re: Semi-passive rig

The kotetsu is a great cooler and it comes with a decent fan (even though I would probably switch that as well). I'm looking at the same cooler for my build - what's left to be desired from the fan in your opinion? In my opinion for a silent not-overclocked system the kotetsu is fantastic. In stand...
by Matt3o
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 11840

Re: Semi-passive rig

A perfect blend of power, quiet, and compact. In the future if you decide to go passive and silent all you have to give up the compact. Can you give a description of the distance away from the box to noise profile of your build? PC is at approx 50cm (19") from the floor and 80cm (31") from my ear. ...
by Matt3o
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 11840

Re: Semi-passive rig

1) When the fan starts one of the fans don't start and makes the other one spin at 100%, if you help the none spinning fan starts the 100% speed fan regultates to low rpms again. 2) Very few users have reported coil whining, but most don't, just wondering if you notice anything? Thanks, Abula. Re y...
by Matt3o
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 11840

Semi-passive rig

My previous PC was an i7 (3rd gen), with GTX660 and semi-passive Seasonic PSU. It was pretty good, the nvidia 660 especially was rather gentle on the ear and I was satisfied with the horse-power-per-silence ratio. Until now :) I was finally able to build an (almost) semi-passive rig and the first ti...
by Matt3o
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video
Replies: 13
Views: 5271

Re: Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video

you might find this useful http://forums.anandtech.com/showpost.php?p=34053183&postcount=570 tl;dr: Conclusion: The Intel stock CPU TIM is not the reason Ivy Bridge's run hot, and replacing the Intel stock CPU TIM is not the reason a delidded Ivy Bridge runs so much cooler - the benefits of deliddin...
by Matt3o
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New PC - Suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 4361

Re: New PC - Suggestions?

my recent experience with Asus and PWM fans. I got an Asus Maximus V Gene and scythe Slipstream pwm and Akasa Apache pwm to make some tests. The "problem" with the bios is that you can't set the case fans at less than 60% duty. The result is that slipstream goes at 800-900rpm while the apache at 700...
by Matt3o
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Modded gtx460
Replies: 0
Views: 857

Modded gtx460

Just wanted to report this very easy fix to my gtx460 to make it less noisy http://i.imgur.com/ZkR9j.jpg I removed the 80mm fan and replaced it with a 120 fan at 5v. The card performs incredibly well, I registered 26C in idle and 38C under stress (21 ambient). It was 33C-45C with the stock fan and n...
by Matt3o
Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Megahalems orientation
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Megahalems orientation

I always see the Megahalems mounted vertically with airflow going from right to left (to the rear of the case). I was wondering if anyone tried to mount it horizontally. Placing it horizontally the heatpipes would we perpendicular to the CPU cores (so potentially better cooling factor) and also heat...
by Matt3o
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: VCI Paper inside Silverstone Case
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Re: VCI Paper inside Silverstone Case

anti corrosion, I believe. I found it on good/pricey cases only.
by Matt3o
Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case does matter (GD05 to P183)
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Case does matter (GD05 to P183)

You'll read that changing case does little to make your PC quieter. You have to start from quiet components... but if you already have quiet components, the case does matter. At least in my experience. I'm not a silent PC guru, but thanks to this site and forum I carefully cherry picked my cpu coole...
by Matt3o
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my lil silent media/game box
Replies: 3
Views: 2533

Re: my lil silent media/game box

Do you have temps on the GPU like you have on the CPU ? I think it spans from 37 to 70 C. I'll take more accurate ratings. As for your vibration problem, have you tried soft mounting the fans? Those little rubber "screws" are super cheap and can make a difference if you're feeling vibration. Yes, I...
by Matt3o
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my lil silent media/game box
Replies: 3
Views: 2533

my lil silent media/game box

First of all I wanted to thank SPCR for the great reviews and for this precious forum. First post, first silent PC. Here's my experience. http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/8369/mediapc.jpg Bigger picture http://img6.imageshack.us/i/mediapc.jpg/ I started with a Grandia GD05 as a base. I must say th...