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by Oubadah
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 960 review compilation thread
Replies: 65
Views: 31330

Re: GTX 960 review compilation thread

Personally i think a Backplate is a must for heavy cards, Asus seems to be releasing all of them with backplates, and some like MSI are semi following releasing two lines of the same models, i expect next high end gen to have backplates, and mid end probably most of them. The card itself warping is...
by Oubadah
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 960 review compilation thread
Replies: 65
Views: 31330

Re: GTX 960 review compilation thread

I just bought the EVGA ACX 960 and I don't recommend it for quiet builds. In hindsight I probably would have come to that conclusion if I hadn't been lazy about reading all the reviews, and would have purchased another brand. At first I was dismayed to find the fans constantly spinning up just from...
by Oubadah
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 960 review compilation thread
Replies: 65
Views: 31330

Re: GTX 960 review compilation thread

I just bought the EVGA ACX 960 and I don't recommend it for quiet builds. In hindsight I probably would have come to that conclusion if I hadn't been lazy about reading all the reviews, and would have purchased another brand. At first I was dismayed to find the fans constantly spinning up just from ...
by Oubadah
Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need 140mm fan recommendation with specific specs
Replies: 3
Views: 2244

Re: Need 140mm fan recommendation with specific specs

Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PK-3 140mm x 25mm Ultra Quiet Fan - 1700 RPM - 27 dBA $24.95 According to Noiseblocker website .... it has 4V starting voltage, but i personally havent tested it to know if its true. Staring voltage looks fine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4lY-T98gtE I'd have to s...
by Oubadah
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need 140mm fan recommendation with specific specs
Replies: 3
Views: 2244

Need 140mm fan recommendation with specific specs

I have a Super Flower Leadex PSU which is an excellent unit let down by it's horrible cheap fan. My intention was always to replace the whole PSU, but it's proven impossible to find one that fits all my needs (high quality fan, semi-passive fan control that actually works properly, no coil whine and...
by Oubadah
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-A14 FLX Upside Down?
Replies: 1
Views: 1769

Noctua NF-A14 FLX Upside Down?

Is anyone running the NF-A14 upside dow (blowing upwards)? Is does it make any extra noise? I want to make 180mm to 140mm adapters and use three of them in an FT02, but I'm concerned about the orientation as I've noticed that some fans get noisy and/or make rasping sounds when spinning up or down wh...
by Oubadah
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2x Nexus D12SL-12 for a Performance M-ATX build GTX 780 etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 3319

Re: 2x Nexus D12SL-12 for a Performance M-ATX build GTX 780

I'm not going to install an exhaust fan because now there's no doubt that it kill the positive air pressure and turn the whole thing into a dust fest. If I was happy to sacrifice positive pressure, then I wouldn't even be bothering with Silverstone - I'd go straight to Lian Li for a much higher stan...
by Oubadah
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2x Nexus D12SL-12 for a Performance M-ATX build GTX 780 etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 3319

Re: 2x Nexus D12SL-12 for a Performance M-ATX build GTX 780

Not very promising so far. I haven't got the whole system yet (waiting for C2 z87 boards), but I've been testing D12SL-12's in a PS07. I thought this would be the perfect case (a TJ08-E without being stuck with that damned fan), but it's intake system is ridiculously restrictive as it turns out. Eve...
by Oubadah
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Can you use voltage control on PWM fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 5172

Re: Can you use voltage control on PWM fans?

Some say that PWM fans are design to operate at 12V always and they regulate internally, some say lower voltage might be risky for its design... but Noctua PWM fans even come with a LNA (a resistor) that lowers the voltage more and changes their operation. I try when planning my setup to run 3pin o...
by Oubadah
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Can you use voltage control on PWM fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 5172

Can you use voltage control on PWM fans?

Can you use voltage control on PWM fans? Something like a Zalman fanmate NF-F12 PWM.
by Oubadah
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to Purchase Ultra-Fine Dust Filter Mesh
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

Where to Purchase Ultra-Fine Dust Filter Mesh

Like the stuff demcifilter use in their filters - I need a source. Does anyone know the micron count?
by Oubadah
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2x Nexus D12SL-12 for a Performance M-ATX build GTX 780 etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 3319

2x Nexus D12SL-12 for a Performance M-ATX build GTX 780 etc?

I'm making a performance M-ATX build in a Silverstone PS07. The PS07 is effectively a TJ08-E with two 120mm fans instead of the one large one. http://i.imgur.com/ECBtGgc.jpg As there are to be no mechanical HDDs, the only significant thermal considerations are a single GTX 780 (reference EE cooler) ...
by Oubadah
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Streacom FC5 Evo CPU Cooling Performance
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Streacom FC5 Evo CPU Cooling Performance

What's the long term cooling capacity of this case with a CPU under load. Judging by the following thread, a 65W TDP CPU is too much. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=66350p=576071 I wouldn't really be happy with using any CPU that couldn't complete 24 hours of Prime95 at accepta...
by Oubadah
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 285 Idle Temperature and Fan Speed
Replies: 2
Views: 2052

GTX 285 Idle Temperature and Fan Speed

What's the point of low idle temperatures anyway? Isn't it best for this kind of hardware to keep the temperature range as narrow as possible? Any reason not to reduce idle fan speed so that the card is running 65°C(idle)-85°C(load) instead of 50°C(idle)-85°C(load)? The only downside I can see is mo...
by Oubadah
Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Megahalems + i7-3770 Temperatures
Replies: 5
Views: 2356

Re: Megahalems + i7-3770 Temperatures

What's the core idle temps when your ambient is 20C? 22-33°C (it fluctuates rapidly, apparently normal for this proc) at 19.5°C ambient The fan runs at ~250rpm during idle. Try this cheap trick to get a few more degrees of cooling. Please let us know if it helps: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forum...
by Oubadah
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Megahalems + i7-3770 Temperatures
Replies: 5
Views: 2356

Megahalems + i7-3770 Temperatures

IGP: Enabled (idle in desktop) No Overclock HT: On Turbo: On (so 3.7GHz with all cores loaded) Ambient temp: ~20°C TIM: Arctic Cooling MX-2 This is the 'black' Megahalems - it has some kind of stupid powder coating on it. The fan is a Noctua NF-S12B on the motherboards auto controller (~650rpm at fu...
by Oubadah
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Faulty AP181
Replies: 1
Views: 1266

Faulty AP181

Just received a TJ08-E - first thing I did was power up the fan, which sounds like this: http://youtu.be/u2FpiZmoBak (that's low speed->high speed->low speed) I've had the case before, but it was minus the fan. This is my first AP181, so I thought I should check: that growl isn't normal, right? The ...
by Oubadah
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GT 610 vs HD 6450
Replies: 12
Views: 20390

Re: GT 610 vs HD 6450

The only thing a mid-range gaming card gets you is the ability to run games, not an improvement in 2D display. Any modern card that has DisplayPort, Dual DVI, or even VGA can run your monitors. Here's the spec page from the HD 6450. ................................................ DisplayPort 1.2 M...
by Oubadah
Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GT 610 vs HD 6450
Replies: 12
Views: 20390

Re: GT 610 vs HD 6450

That's driver related imho. There's still a bug (acknowledged bug in driver, but no fix until today) out there regarding older intel onboard vga, if making the "wrong" of two attached monitors the prime one, the second monitor is going black and system reverts to having just one monitor. I believe ...
by Oubadah
Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GT 610 vs HD 6450
Replies: 12
Views: 20390

GT 610 vs HD 6450

I want a low cost, passively cooled card for an office machine. It needs to be able to run Aero smoothly at 2560 x 1440, and I'm assuming the GT 610 and HD 6450 are capable of that, right? Anyway, I'd like your opinions on which card to get. Any known bugs in either? I'm leaning towards the GT 610 b...
by Oubadah
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate (Passive) CPU Cooler Clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 2569

Re: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate (Passive) CPU Cooler Clearance

I'd sooner substitute the card than the CPU cooler. I can't find any comparable alternative passive cards available over here, and if I'm going to have active cooloing, I might as well go for the 7770. I'm told that this one is very quiet: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127...
by Oubadah
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate (Passive) CPU Cooler Clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 2569

Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate (Passive) CPU Cooler Clearance

Graphics Card: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 Motherboard: Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3 Case: SilverstoneTJ08-E My concern is this cooler overhang on the back side of the card: http://i.imgur.com/4Lrrm.jpg Here we see it installed fine with the larger NH- D14 : http://i.imgur.com/8g3r...
by Oubadah
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181
Replies: 4
Views: 2988

Re: Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181

ces wrote:I have an SST-FN181

It is loud, at least compared to a good 120mm. Here is why:
viewtopic.php?p=541850#p541850
The SST-FN181 the model of fan used originally in the FT02?
by Oubadah
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181
Replies: 4
Views: 2988

Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181

Who has compared the two models? I'm actually looking at a TJ08-E, but it has one of the AP181 fans in it. Some folks are saying this fan is loud. I have an FT02 with the old style fans in it, so if someone could tell me if the AP181 is louder or quieter than the older model 180, I'll know roughly w...
by Oubadah
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li PC-Q08 and Thermalright AXP-140 RT
Replies: 4
Views: 2923

Lian-Li PC-Q08 and Thermalright AXP-140 RT

Is anyone using this combo? I'm thinking about building a system with the PC-Q08, and an AXP-140 RT on a P8Z77-I Deluxe mobo. I'm concerned about clearance between the cooler and PSU though. I found one picture showing plenty of space: http://i.imgur.com/dUlwr.jpg (http://hardforum.com/showthread.ph...
by Oubadah
Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FT02 Hard Drive Mounts
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

Re: FT02 Hard Drive Mounts

Logged in to confirm that yes, the FT02's HDD mounting system is far from quiet.
by Oubadah
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stock 2600k + Noctua NH-U9B SE2 = 60°C
Replies: 14
Views: 6709

Re: Stock 2600k + Noctua NH-U9B SE2 = 60°C

He doesn't have the outtake fan above the CPU cooler either. To be fair, with the FT02's positive air pressure, there is probably just as much air moving through that grille as when the outtake fan was installed. But yeah, that article doesn't seem particularly relevant. I have a 2600k in a general...
by Oubadah
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FT02 Hard Drive Mounts
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

FT02 Hard Drive Mounts

FT02 owners, what do you think of the FT02 HDD mounts? Is it worth rigging up a suspension system in the optical bays, of is the stock setup quiet enough?

I like this case but I wish the HDDs were horizontal like the FT01.
by Oubadah
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X-850 Coil Whine - Should I RMA?
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

Seasonic X-850 Coil Whine - Should I RMA?

I finally found a whine free GTX 580, all I needed was a quiet PSU. I went for the X-850 but... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXeIOn2wViU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRberAcz9wo Freaking squealing driving me insane. Even scrolling I can hear it, but not as loud as the above examples. Those are C...