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by ohhgourami
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 49428

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

Unfortunately the MK-26, Morpheus, and similar wouldn't fit on any motherboard currently available (at least not in SLI). All of these coolers require three slots without fans and a fourth with fans. The only reason to go SLI with cards of this caliber is if you're a) at 4k, b) at 3440x1440, c) a v...
by ohhgourami
Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 49428

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

Would have done this build very differently - open air test bench case like a Lian Li T60 and use Raijintek Morpheus' on each GPU with 2 quiet fans blow down the heatsinks. Fans could run at 600rpm which would be well below 20dB.
by ohhgourami
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet mITX with mid range hardware
Replies: 70
Views: 29885

Re: the idea of mITX and a huge GPU

I haven't read the whole thread, but the 4770K is overkill for gaming with that graphics card, and overclocking won't make any difference. Use that money for a faster GPU instead if you want to spend money. The 3 year old 2600K is still a very fast CPU compared to the 4770K. In this review you can ...
by ohhgourami
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet mITX with mid range hardware
Replies: 70
Views: 29885

Re: the idea of mITX and a huge GPU

Do you think you can do a test bench setup? You won't hear it unless you have your ear up to the fan.

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Dimension is 35 x 44 x 40 cm so it's quite compact.
by ohhgourami
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: making up my mind
Replies: 33
Views: 11489

Re: making up my mind

Inaudible at less than 1 meter away during light to medium loads. Whispers just a slight bit on the heaviest loads I digitally limit the speeds to 75%. http://i.imgur.com/RyqKIcEl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/2opsqjkl.jpg I would worry about mechanical drives as there's no way to muffle those with this se...
by ohhgourami
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Improving an already pretty quiet build
Replies: 36
Views: 16039

Re: Improving an already pretty quiet build

Currently using NF-S12A on my MK-26. Very happy with the noise and performance. But I'm using a Gigabyte GTX 670 that lets it drop to 400rpm.
by ohhgourami
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
Replies: 61
Views: 50072

Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Congratulations!

12 years of high quality reviews and hopefully at least another 12 to come!
by ohhgourami
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Improving an already pretty quiet build
Replies: 36
Views: 16039

Re: Improving an already pretty quiet build

I wouldn't bother with the stock cooler on "custom" cards. You can try strapping those NF-S12A's to see how temps go, but MK-26 is the preferred way to go. It should fit since there is good clearance. I would suggest open case (test bench), which is nice and compact while having completely unrestric...
by ohhgourami
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PhysX questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

Re: PhysX questions

Does anyone know if it's possible to run a PhysX card on the top PCI-e x16 lane and a primary GPU on a lower x8 (PCI-e 3.0)? I'd like to have mine setup this way because of cooling and noise (passive physx and 4-slot main gpu). It seems bandwidth would not be an issue, but would there be issues with...
by ohhgourami
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent, small and [powerful] is it possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 4249

Re: Silent, small and [powerful] is it possible?

That looks really nice and I am glad that you found something for your needs. But I am afraid I can´t or am allowed by my girlfriend to have something like that! :) Whatever you end up doing, I HIGHLY recommend getting an Prolimatech MK-26. So your case requirement will be a small case that can fit...
by ohhgourami
Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent, small and [powerful] is it possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 4249

Re: Silent, small and [powerful] is it possible?

Small, silent, and powerful are all possible with the right cooling! 6 months ago, I was after the same goal and search around case after cases that was small but still fit my GPU+cooler. My solution was open test bench! http://cdn.overclock.net/e/ed/900x900px-LL-edcfd89f_936387.jpeg http://cdn.over...
by ohhgourami
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Close to silent pc!
Replies: 21
Views: 6693

Re: Close to silent pc!

If you're in the US, I'd look at the Kingwin STR-500/Rosewill SilentNight. No coil whine and the quality is just as good as the Seasonic models. For your uses, especially if you won't be using a GPU (and even if you do), take a look into ITX builds. You don't exactly need a "quiet" case to achieve "...
by ohhgourami
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: High-performance triple-purpose quiet system
Replies: 20
Views: 6105

Re: High-performance triple-purpose quiet system

Is there a non-fanless Seasonic PSU like the X-650 but with lower wattage? 650W is way overkill for this system :) Also, is it safe to assume that it supports Haswell CPU's (C6/C7 states etc.)? Super Flower Golden Silent/Kingwin STR-500/Rosewill SilentNight. All 3 are the same PSU under different b...
by ohhgourami
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair TX650 clicking
Replies: 4
Views: 3644

Re: Corsair TX650 clicking

I had a similar issue with my Rosewill SilentNight. I turned off this "power loading" feature in my BIOS (Z87 Gigabyte) under the power management system. After about a week, the buzz in my PSU finally went away. I had tried about everything before this and also RMAed and still had the same problem....
by ohhgourami
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Re: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!

Browsing around a bit more, it looks like Antec will be releasing a 650W and 750W version of the HCP Platinum. It's scheduled for Q3 2013 but it's nowhere to be found!

Got any additional info on these? I hope you guys get your hands on a unit for review.
by ohhgourami
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Re: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!

CA_Steve wrote:What about the Corsair RM series?
That looks like a good choice too. I'm just very tempted by how well the HCP-850W performs. Maybe switching out the fan could be a decent solution?
by ohhgourami
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Re: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!

An update on my PSU: My PSU is no longer limited to random buzzing. It will occasionally squeal/whine. The noise is just piercing. I'm thinking about just ditching this unit all together with something better. I was looking at the Antec HCP-850W Plat which had the best measurement to date. The only ...
by ohhgourami
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Re: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!

I think maybe the PSU just needs a warm up period. Almost buzzes every time I turn on my PC for the first time that day, then miraculously goes away after 2-3 hours.
by ohhgourami
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My silent desktop pc and gaming rig (4790k + 280x)
Replies: 27
Views: 18835

Re: 0 db at idle gaming rig achieved

That rig isn't 0 db at idle. Even the quietest PSUs emit 10db noise. Anyway, my rig is completely inaudible at idle. Still extremely quiet during full load. Not to mention everything is overclocked. http://cdn.overclock.net/3/3a/900x900px-LL-3abedfa8_DSC_0155.jpeg No isolation needed. Keeping the fa...
by ohhgourami
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Re: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!

Okay I disconnected my GPU and all my fans. There are absolutely no moving parts now. IT STILL BUZZES! :evil:
by ohhgourami
Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Re: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!

Here's what Seasonic recommends when you encounter electronic noise with their supplies: In the BIOS, the function of Audio Always On must be DISABLED as this does not conform to ErP standards. As well, in the BIOS, all energy savings modes such as ErP/EuP, StandBy Energy Savings, S4/S5, must all b...
by ohhgourami
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Re: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!

Anyone?
by ohhgourami
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Re: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!

I'm almost completely sure the noise is coming from the PSU. My mobo and GPU are on the top level of my testbench and the PSU is on the bottom. When I'm at the same level as the PSU, I can hear the buzzing, but once I move above the PSU to my mobo and GPU the noise almost disappears. During my RMA, ...
by ohhgourami
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Rosewill SilentNight Buzzes!

Hi guys, I had a SilentNight (Kingwin STR-500/Super Flower Golden Silent rebadge) for about 4 months. It was working fine with no noise for 3 months then started buzzing. It started off where it would do it once in awhile then increased to always buzzing. Someones it goes away after my PC has been o...
by ohhgourami
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 780 and Titan
Replies: 8
Views: 7633

Re: GTX 780 and Titan

The only other option i would consider beside the MSI is Giagabyte with their Windforce, but havent read much either. One thing that still tickles me, i wanted to test the Prolimatech MK-26 cooler, it has gotten so low temps on GTX680, that seem very well to test here, but its very expensive, aroun...
by ohhgourami
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietly cool your GPU using PCI!
Replies: 7
Views: 7542

Re: Quietly cool your GPU using PCI!

Case was only open for taking pictures :) Maybe I should redo the results for temps since it was a quick 5 minute Heaven bench run to gather results. When I'm gaming though, my GPU gets a lot hotter reaching up to probably 80C. It really depends on the fan curve someone sets when it comes to optimiz...
by ohhgourami
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-A14/15 reviews?
Replies: 2
Views: 2206

Noctua NF-A14/15 reviews?

Anyone can review this fan? I'm still trying to decide whether I should replace the TY-140s on my heatsink with the A15s.

Thanks
by ohhgourami
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietly cool your GPU using PCI!
Replies: 7
Views: 7542

Quietly cool your GPU using PCI!

I've always wondered if there were better ways to cool your GPUs. Even with the custom cooler on my Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670, it idles around 55C when I have the fans set to the minimum speed. As some of you may already know, I'm VERY picky about noise, but what can I do to keep my GPU cooler and ...
by ohhgourami
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cheap and effect HDD enclosure?
Replies: 0
Views: 1156

Cheap and effect HDD enclosure?

I just purchased a 2TB Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 and although it's pretty quiet for a 3.5" drive, I want it to be silent. It seems like the Grow Up Smart Drive NEO is the best enclosure but it is also expensive. At that price, I might as well return my hdd and get a 256gb crucial m4 which is act...
by ohhgourami
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM - ST2000DM001
Replies: 1
Views: 4166

Re: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM - ST2000DM001

Just got mine today and it definitely runs pretty quiet. I still hear it spin if I listen closely. Even though it is the quietest 7200rpm hdd, I still to dampen the acoustic noise.