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by Koldun
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case Fans - BQ, Noctua, others?
Replies: 1
Views: 2708

Case Fans - BQ, Noctua, others?

Hi guys, I'm looking at the SPCR fan reviews as I need to purchase a few for my new case. Just wanted to gather a few opinions before I commit to buying anything. I'm looking for fans that are quiet and have a pleasing audio signature. They should also be able to push a respectable amount of air at ...
by Koldun
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Out of the silent loop for awhile; looking for build advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2244

Re: Out of the silent loop for awhile; looking for build adv

Thanks for the help, Steve. I didn't notice the DDR3/4 change, tragic. Looks like I will have to invest a bit more. Audio quality isn't a real issue for me, as long as things don't sound 8-bit. If I was looking for a board that had a better codec, could you please recommend one? I don't think I have...
by Koldun
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Out of the silent loop for awhile; looking for build advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2244

Out of the silent loop for awhile; looking for build advice

Hi guys, I haven't been paying much attention to computers over the last few years, but I am thinking of upgrading my old Sandy Bridge system since it is 6-7 years old. I've selected the following parts: - CPU: Intel i5-7400 (don't care about overclocking, don't do video editing or other CPU-intense...
by Koldun
Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any insight on Redux fans compared to the brown lineup ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2640

Re: Any insight on Redux fans compared to the brown lineup ?

Why were there no Noctua fans in the last couple of fan round-ups? Surely they are some of the more popular fans for people on this website. I've been rather skeptical of them (and of their price tag) but it seems like these redux ones have come down in price dramatically.
by Koldun
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Disparity between comparison scores (120mm)
Replies: 4
Views: 1917

Re: Disparity between comparison scores (120mm)

And I can see why it was; it's the best-scoring 120mm fan at the 11dB range. Thanks guys.
by Koldun
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Disparity between comparison scores (120mm)
Replies: 4
Views: 1917

Disparity between comparison scores (120mm)

Not sure if this has been explained already, but I have noticed that some of the fan results in the latest review (Sharkoon/Silverstone fans) are different to the results posted in previous reviews. For instance, the bequiet! Silent Wings 2 fan records 34 C @ 11 dB in this review (http://www.silentp...
by Koldun
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scythe
Replies: 19
Views: 14614

Re: Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scy

Another great review, thanks guys.

Phanteks seem like the best choice, but we can't even get the heatsinks here lol. Truequiets of the 140mm variety also seem like a solid choice.
by Koldun
Thu May 23, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 140 mm Fan Roundup: Noctua, Phanteks, Xigmatek
Replies: 39
Views: 31708

Re: 140 mm Fan Roundup: Noctua, Phanteks, Xigmatek

By no means am I bashing Noctua, they are great second-place finishers.

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by Koldun
Thu May 23, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 140 mm Fan Roundup: Noctua, Phanteks, Xigmatek
Replies: 39
Views: 31708

Re: 140 mm Fan Roundup: Noctua, Phanteks, Xigmatek

Beaten by Scythe in the 120mm event, and by Phanteks in the 140mm. Nice job, Noctua Image
by Koldun
Thu May 09, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink
Replies: 22
Views: 12030

Re: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink

I have no special love for Noctua (defending a company is wasting one's breath), but the bashing is getting tiresome. The fan specs not matching has been discussed many times. Different specs result from different measurements, it's subjective data since there is no well-adopted standard. Products ...
by Koldun
Thu May 09, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink
Replies: 22
Views: 12030

Re: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink

Is there a single Noctua fan whose specifications aren't an explicit lie? I've been through all the Noctua reviews on this site and not one has matched up against their so-called 'specs.' Even funnier, the fan is beaten by a fair margin at the ~12dB level by the Nexus, despite it being about one-thi...
by Koldun
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Roundup #7: Antec, be quiet!, Corsair, GELID, Noiseblock
Replies: 22
Views: 13984

Re: Fan Roundup #7: Antec, be quiet!, Corsair, GELID, Noiseb

Thanks for the review!

GTs are still on top :D

@Abula: No need for Noctua, Silentpc only reviews good fans Image
by Koldun
Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler
Replies: 21
Views: 14455

Re: Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler

Another Noctua fan that doesn't live up to it's specifications :X
by Koldun
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Super Flower Golden Green 350W PSU
Replies: 32
Views: 24748

Re: Super Flower Golden Green 350W PSU

It would, but it's pretty hard to find. In Australia, the 600/700/800w Golden Greens can be found in small amounts of stock, but I'm yet to see the 450 or lower wattage units anywhere. However, given that the Golden Kings/Silents are tweaked versions of the Golden Greens, I hope Super Flower will ev...
by Koldun
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman CNPS9900DF Dual Fan Flower Heatsink
Replies: 11
Views: 5166

Re: Zalman CNPS9900DF Dual Fan Flower Heatsink

I don't understand how it is possible for all these companies to screw up something like heatsink concavity. How can they let this slip by, when they could easily test it themselves and make changes for a better connection? I see it in virtually every SPCR review, sans a few of the higher end models...
by Koldun
Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic x-760 with GTX 670 SLI
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Re: Seasonic x-760 with GTX 670 SLI

People using 5 670s aka nobody.
by Koldun
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
Replies: 22
Views: 16720

Nanoxia Deep Silence 1

http://www.quietpc.com/na-ds1 Anyone seen this case yet? Seems to have a pretty nice appearance (kinda like a fridge xD) and some worthwhile noise-reduction strategies (absorption foam, no open vents on the side/top, choked front intake, inbuilt fan controller etc) in addition to some neat little en...
by Koldun
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans
Replies: 35
Views: 41480

Re: Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans

The review on OC.net isn't ideal because these fans are strictly single purpose push fans. As soon as there is something disturbing airflow less than 1cm in front of the fan, like a fan grate, a dust filter or a heatsink they can drone. If used in a push configuration I found you can run them ~300R...
by Koldun
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New build - various fan questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Re: New build - various fan questions.

Welcome to SPCR! Thank you for finding the recommended pages on your own. Can you post a sketch? I can't imagine what a 6 fan intake configuration will look like. PWM fans are a good idea with FanExpert2, they can go to very low RPM, regular fans are capped at 40%. The Noiseblocker M12 has rubber m...
by Koldun
Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What's with the Noctua fascination?
Replies: 39
Views: 24329

Re: What's with the Noctua fascination?

I'm a long time reader but first time writer here. I was suddenly faced with a dilemma and I figured you guys would probably be the best persons to ask. I stumbled upon a special price on the Noctua NF-F12 (11€) and started thinking that maybe it's time I replaced my fans in my Antec P182. Those ar...
by Koldun
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 4742

Re: New PSU

go the x650, thats a pretty good price for a nice psu :D

ahh crap sorry dude, im a bit late :C
by Koldun
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Platimax 600W
Replies: 16
Views: 9169

Re: Enermax Platimax 600W

Enermax units have always been relatively expensive, I guess it's because they mostly manufacture their own units but in smaller numbers than Delta/FSP/CWT etc
by Koldun
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone introduce Air Penetrator SST-AP182
Replies: 1
Views: 1890

Re: Silverstone introduce Air Penetrator SST-AP182

A Silverstone rep over at OCN stated that the AP182 series will spit out more air at a given dba level than the 181 series, which means quieter fans for us :) Can't say i'm unhappy with the 181s though, they've been working pretty well. One thing i'm confused with is the bearing. Does anyone know wh...
by Koldun
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What's with the Noctua fascination?
Replies: 39
Views: 24329

Re: What's with the Noctua fascination?

That's right, I forgot about that :X
by Koldun
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sanyo Denki
Replies: 4
Views: 2608

Re: Sanyo Denki

Haha yes it is bullshit, but I had to test it for myself :P I have read through the fan roundup, and am eagerly awaiting the 2nd one. My old cpu fan was an AP-13, which is very quiet and easily keeps my system in check and whose noise values are corroborated by silentpc's testing. I'm currently stil...
by Koldun
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sanyo Denki
Replies: 4
Views: 2608

Sanyo Denki

Does anyone here have experience with Sanyo Denki (San Ace) fans? I recently purchased a San Ace 9S1212L4011 after hearing good things about them. However, I find myself slightly disappointed with their performance. Firstly, the fan specifications seem fabricated, at least in my situation. Sanyo cla...
by Koldun
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What's with the Noctua fascination?
Replies: 39
Views: 24329

Re: What's with the Noctua fascination?

Price variation from country to country is as startling that whats available to buy, or not. Andy On that note, I wish we had SuperFlower power supplies available here! Or even more BeQuiet! offerings than close-to-none. You are in the US? Kingwin power supplies are all Super Flower rebrands, which...
by Koldun
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon GHz EDITION HD7770 1GB 11201-00-20G
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Re: Sapphire Radeon GHz EDITION HD7770 1GB 11201-00-20G

1300 rpm is alright. I have a Sapphire 7850 and 20% = ~1250rpms, which is more or less silent in my system. In fact, I cannot perceive any change in noise between 20% and 35% fan speed, even with my head next to the intake (FT02, case fans running at ~350rpms.) 1300 may sound like alot but I believe...
by Koldun
Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What's with the Noctua fascination?
Replies: 39
Views: 24329

Re: What's with the Noctua fascination?

I'm not sure about 140mm fans, however i'd take a GT over the Noctua any day of the week :P
by Koldun
Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What's with the Noctua fascination?
Replies: 39
Views: 24329

Re: What's with the Noctua fascination?

Problem is, that insinuates that Noctua fans are better than the other fans discussed here. I argue that they aren't - in fact, they are worse in a bunch of different metrics Sure, people might be happy with their purchase, but they could be happy with spending 60 dollars on a fan as well, or a 5 do...