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by PMcG
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Alternate Cooling Setup for Asus GTX660 DC2O
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Re: Alternate Cooling Setup for Asus GTX660 DC2O

Just installed it all and it works great. GPU maxes out at 63 while gaming and things are totally silent. Loving it.
by PMcG
Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Alternate Cooling Setup for Asus GTX660 DC2O
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Re: Alternate Cooling Setup for Asus GTX660 DC2O

Thanks for the replies everyone. I mounted an accelero S1 to my old Radeon 5670 and I found it never quite fit right, plus I want to avoid voiding the warranty on my asus so I think I will try just the stock heatsink first and then go from there. My thought with the positioning of the fan was to get...
by PMcG
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Alternate Cooling Setup for Asus GTX660 DC2O
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Re: Alternate Cooling Setup for Asus GTX660 DC2O

Here is a quick sketchup i did if that helps. Bare with this is my first time posting a pic to the forums.
by PMcG
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Alternate Cooling Setup for Asus GTX660 DC2O
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Alternate Cooling Setup for Asus GTX660 DC2O

So in the obsessive quest for silence the graphics card fans need to go. They are currently the only thing making noise and have recently developed a squeaking noise which occasionally starts up (my wife thought we had mice last night). The parts: 1 Gelid 1-4 PWM fan splitter with molex power (may s...
by PMcG
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Looking for feedback on new silent PC build
Replies: 9
Views: 5108

Re: Looking for feedback on new silent PC build

Ya looks like a great build. I would echo others that you could get a lower watt power supply (650 or 550) and be fine. Also what resolution are you gaming at? If 1080p the 760 will work for at least a few years, asus makes a great card. Don't get the i7 processor, just a waste for your applications...
by PMcG
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11349

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

I think there is a very simple answer to you question: If you want a high quality heatsink that will last plenty of builds with excellent fans look no further then Thermalright or Noctua. If you are worried about ram clearance go with the slim noctua coolers: NH-U14S or NH-U12S. They will provide si...
by PMcG
Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning a System Drive for an Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2449

Re: Cloning a System Drive for an Upgrade

Thanks guys,

Will probably try the samsung or WD utility. Here's hoping it works.
by PMcG
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning a System Drive for an Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2449

Cloning a System Drive for an Upgrade

Hello All, I know this isn't really a silent PC issue but I trust this forum more then anywhere else on the web for general system advice and troubleshooting. I am upgrading from a Crucial M4 128Gb SSD to a Samsung 840 Evo 250Gb SSD (finding the 128 A bit limiting). I reformatted a couple of months ...
by PMcG
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ASUS GTX660 Fan Clicking?
Replies: 1
Views: 1986

ASUS GTX660 Fan Clicking?

Hello All, I bought an ASUS GTX 660 DC2O a couple of months ago and was so impressed with the sound. Couldn't hear anything outside of the case and it performed beautifully. A couple of weeks ago though the front fan developed a hi-pitched clicking noise which is clearly audible outside of the case....
by PMcG
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gainward GTX 460 SE and Deepcool V6000 fitting problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

Re: Gainward GTX 460 SE and Deepcool V6000 fitting problem

The way the heatpipes are set up with the deepcool it does seem impossble to modify it. Check out the Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo 2 http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/375/accelero-twin-turbo-ii.html?c=2182 it looks as though you could cut the aluminum at the end to allow the DVI port in the middle ...
by PMcG
Tue May 29, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua to use Active Noise Cancellation in new Fan
Replies: 49
Views: 73243

Re: Noctua to use Active Noise Cancellation in new Fan

Don't get me wrong, I love noctua (as you can see from my sig) just adding speakers/mics, small processor and circuitry to a fan has got to be expensive. Plus your R&D
by PMcG
Tue May 29, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua to use Active Noise Cancellation in new Fan
Replies: 49
Views: 73243

Re: Noctua to use Active Noise Cancellation in new Fan

heloooo $100 fan, considering Noctua's already high prices. Have do decide between a Hard drive or fan now lol.
by PMcG
Thu May 17, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua fans ticking all of a sudden
Replies: 12
Views: 4335

Re: Noctua fans ticking all of a sudden

I've tested under voltage control and under PWM control (motherboard and Zalman rheobus with PWM). In both case I found it accoustically inferior to the NF-P12 PWM...or other fans. I was expecting more from a such designed (and expensive) fan... I tested both under PWM control only. At the lowest i...
by PMcG
Thu May 17, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Parts Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 3341

Re: Parts Recommendations

Just curious, why are you doing a new build? That system is still pretty top of the line and the 2500K is still one of the best processors. If you did some fan swaps and added an aftermarket on your 580 you could easily make that build silent. If you have to do a new build I would agree with you tha...
by PMcG
Tue May 15, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New 23 or 24 inch monitor Ultrasharp?
Replies: 22
Views: 6690

Re: New 23 or 24 inch monitor Ultrasharp?

Thanks for all the replys.

Unfortunately tax return didn't end up being all it was made out to be (damn CRA) so I will probably be putting this off till black friday/boxing day when I'll look for deals on the 2412m. Hope the info in this thread can help others out though!
by PMcG
Mon May 07, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for new Ivy Bridge 3570K
Replies: 12
Views: 4030

Re: PSU for new Ivy Bridge 3570K

Definitely only need around 560W. X-560 is great choice.
by PMcG
Wed May 02, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Make your Boxee Box silent (0 dB)
Replies: 16
Views: 17883

Re: Make your Boxee Box silent (0 dB)

I'll wait for the late August post. lol
by PMcG
Wed May 02, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Will this cause ears to bleed.?
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: Will this cause ears to bleed.?

That thing is just ridiculous. Graphics cards are going lower power so why do you need a stupid cooler like that just to cool the core?
by PMcG
Wed May 02, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for a quiet casual gaming case
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: Looking for a quiet casual gaming case

This is what i would go, Case: SilverStone SST-PS07B Black Steel / Plastic with Aluminum Accent MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case PSU: Seasonic SS-560KM Active PFC F3, 560W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91, 80Plus Gold Certified, Modular Power Supply Mobo: ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA ...
by PMcG
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New 23 or 24 inch monitor Ultrasharp?
Replies: 22
Views: 6690

New 23 or 24 inch monitor Ultrasharp?

Hello all, I am looking at purchasing a new monitor, currently have this one Sony SDM-HS95P/B and am looking for a good quality ($200-$350) 23 or 24 incher to replace it (have nothing I can excuse upgrading on my system and still have the itch, plus just got a exercise bike and am excusing the purch...
by PMcG
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10376

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

One of the nice things about the PS-07 is the heat sink holder for tower coolers. I have done 2 builds with gelid tranquillos and it makes a 120mm towe cooler really secure. IMO, if you like noctua (I sure do) I would get a u12p se2 take the 2 fans and put them on the front of the case and grab a nf...
by PMcG
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best fans for my corsair 550d silent pc build
Replies: 18
Views: 12204

Re: Best fans for my corsair 550d silent pc build

If you look at the front fans in the SPCR review there are 2 120mm jammed next to each other. 140mm wont fit. Also the C-12 still comes with non pwm fans as far as I know and for the cpu fan header i think that asus boards still only accept a PWM fan. You would be better off going with a tower coole...
by PMcG
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just pick the case!
Replies: 36
Views: 8631

Re: Just pick the case!

Again, components are always more important then the case. Based on reviews and people here though I'd go the Fractal (if those are your only 4 choices)

EDIT: Plus as a bonus u could get it from Mike and support the site (check out SPCR clearance)! That is if shipping isn't horrendous.
by PMcG
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Mac Mini (choosing and customizing)
Replies: 13
Views: 6682

Re: Mac Mini (choosing and customizing)

The mac mini uses a small, blower style fan for cooling. These are typically not silent, If you had to have a mac and need it to be silent a hackintosh may be the best bet.
by PMcG
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P280 or wait for Corsair 550D?
Replies: 10
Views: 3357

Re: Antec P280 or wait for Corsair 550D?

I like the corsair better for their moduvent system. Also if it is running hot a side fan will make a big difference and there are filters everywhere. Plus it looks better lol.

I say wait, 1 month cant hurt.
by PMcG
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Build: Lian Li PC-X2000F, Silverstone FT02, or Antec P280
Replies: 11
Views: 3686

Re: Build: Lian Li PC-X2000F, Silverstone FT02, or Antec P28

It seems as though you like the lian-li case best but I agree that it is crazy overkill and you would not be using most of its features. I would check out other Lian li cases, since you won't be worried about a graphics card anyways you really don't have any concerns sound wise so anything with dece...
by PMcG
Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build is almost ready - need some help
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: New build is almost ready - need some help

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article63-page2.html The recommended list :). Old list which does not include any PWM fans so it does not help him much. The PWM slipstreams are nice and inexpensive, I have one on my U12P SE2 and it is near silent. I have also heard good things about the arctic coolin...
by PMcG
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: high end silent case
Replies: 16
Views: 3814

Re: high end silent case

To be honest, I've never gotten the rave about cases being a silent factor. Most modern cases have 12cm fans in the front and back. That's the most important thing. Cooling performance will depend on what kinds of fans you stick in there. A front door will muffle the noise, but will also greatly re...
by PMcG
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this a good build?
Replies: 33
Views: 4280

Re: Is this a good build?

The whole point of the silverstone is positive pressure with that 180mm if you remotely think you are going to remove it don't get that case. With the gtx 580 go with a x-760 and it will still not turn on when idle, once again to quote a forum members signature (not sure which one but I see it all t...
by PMcG
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this a good build?
Replies: 33
Views: 4280

Re: Is this a good build?

Well Lian li is aluminum which is lighter but may flex a bit more. The silverstone has a better interior to work in but the fit is not a nice (ie side panel catches aren't well made, tray can flex a bit. They are honestly both good choices like I said the lian li is more work though.