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by claes
Sat May 21, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A Silent CaseLabs Bullet?
Replies: 7
Views: 7598

Re: A Silent CaseLabs Bullet?

edh wrote:What sort of gap do you have to fill that would make a case of this shape the best solution?
"Gap?"

Also, the BH7 is easily the smallest ATX case available, which is where my concern about volume comes in (multiple GPUs, PCIe SSD + m.2/u.2).
by claes
Sat May 21, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A Silent CaseLabs Bullet?
Replies: 7
Views: 7598

Re: A Silent CaseLabs Bullet?

I'm also very interested in this line. With modern GPUs having lower TDPs and shorter PCBs, as well as the shift towards m2/u2 drives, it was only a matter of time before manufacturers statted producing chassis designed around short-throw, direct airflow (there's also the Riotoro 1080, which appears...
by claes
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47983

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

According to the German review you provided in the next post, they do work as well as reference cards. Are we reading the same review? When they rotated the case by 90° - turning it into a conventional one - the reference card's temps rose by 4c, the DirectCU II card's temps rose by 3c. I think you...
by claes
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47983

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

Thought it might be unfair to refer to a review that's been archived from a Chinese website, so here you go: https://web.archive.org/web/20120618202117/http://en.expreview.com/2010/11/15/90°-rotationhow-to-install-heatpipe-cooler/11843.html http://www.computerbase.de/2014-08/silverstone-raven-rv05-t...
by claes
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47983

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

No, you said "non-reference GPUs increase CPU temps in the FT/RV series ". The FT/RV series is uniquely affected by this circumstance, as has been demonstrated over and over in reviews and owner's threads across the internet Got any links? All *I* have are those: http://www.overclock.net/t/408195/t...
by claes
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47983

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

No, you said "non-reference GPUs increase CPU temps in the FT/RV series ". Yeesh, kids on the internet these days. Fine, you are correct - good job? But wait! The FT/RV series is uniquely affected by this circumstance, as has been demonstrated over and over in reviews and owner's threads across the...
by claes
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47983

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 ve...
by claes
Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47983

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

Easy their pal, no need to be unfriendly... Non-reference GPUs increase CPU temps in just about ANY closed case. I know - that's what I said :) :?: How? Think of the the heatsinks as huge radiators emitting heat - if the total heat of the heatsink is lower, the case temperature will be lower... :?: ...
by claes
Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47983

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

I'm disappointed that this wasn't investigated further (or at all...). With this great discrepancy in temps, I would almost suspect a faulty card/cooler. Not only is the card 20c hotter, the fan is also spinning faster. The "top" GPU - in this case the one on the right - should get worse airflow. I...
by claes
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 47983

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

It would've been really interesting to see the results with a) a dual tower CPU cooler (this is enthusiast air after all, $50 isn't breaking the bank at $1700) and b) had you guys tested a card besides the Zotac. The Zotac is an outstanding card by all measures and reviews, but, besides it's high mi...
by claes
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Anyone built a silent Silverstone FT02 watercooled rig?
Replies: 3
Views: 8942

Re: Anyone built a silent Silverstone FT02 watercooled rig?

What edh said is true - you can get the Raijntek Morpheus or MK-26 for your GPU to handle the noise and save a lot of time and money over watercooling.

That said, almost every modern watercooling pump will be quieter than the H60 you're using.
by claes
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Blower vs. Accelero vs OEM for Crossfire/SLI
Replies: 24
Views: 8159

Re: Blower vs. Accelero vs OEM for Crossfire/SLI

I am not sure if you're concerned, but I think you're reading the chart incorrectly. Although I'm not sure if the s12b and s12a are comparable, I do know that both are slow spinning case fans that don't direct air that well and create very little pressure. If you look at the "radiator noise" section...
by claes
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Blower vs. Accelero vs OEM for Crossfire/SLI
Replies: 24
Views: 8159

Re: Blower vs. Accelero vs OEM for Crossfire/SLI

I don't know if you're keeping the loop, but you might try decoupling your pump by suspending it or putting it on thick foam, it makes a significant difference when compared to a hard-mount situation . You might also try different fans - while NF-S12s are quiet, but they aren't exactly great for air...
by claes
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Blower vs. Accelero vs OEM for Crossfire/SLI
Replies: 24
Views: 8159

Re: Blower vs. Accelero vs OEM for Crossfire/SLI

That is unfortunate, sorry to hear, and sorry to take so long in responding. Had I responded earlier I would have said something like: The Accelero Hybrid and "the Mod" are good options, but the 290/x is an incredibly hot card, and it's unlikely that a heatsink and a single fan would be enough to ke...
by claes
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Blower vs. Accelero vs OEM for Crossfire/SLI
Replies: 24
Views: 8159

Re: Blower vs. Accelero vs OEM for Crossfire/SLI

IME, with about 3mm between my SLI setup, an Accelero will not workout for you. They will be starved for air and with a GPU as hot as the r9 290 you are sure to run into throttling issues and the like. Most SLI/Crossfire owners suggest blower coolers, but this will obviously not suffice either as th...
by claes
Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: CPU cooler on GPU (super silent cooling)
Replies: 9
Views: 7383

Re: CPU cooler on GPU (super silent cooling)

I use Kuhler 620s to cool my GTX 470 SLI setup. While it is significantly quieter than the reference fan the pump noise is definitely the loudest component until my ap181s spin up on load (I let them hit ~1100 rpm when benching). You can learn more about "the mod" here. I was intending on trying you...
by claes
Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest GTX 650 Ti
Replies: 32
Views: 18787

Re: Quietest GTX 650 Ti

which turbo module are you referring to? The 1 w/ 1 fan or the 1 w/ 3 fans? And doesn't this defeat the purpose of passive cooler? If we add a Accelero S1, then 1 or 3 fans. Wel then we might as well use the original stock fan. Why would any1 buy a accelero, then either 1 or 3 turbo fan to replace ...
by claes
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest GTX 650 Ti
Replies: 32
Views: 18787

Re: Quietest GTX 650 Ti

It should work - the only difference between the cards is the slight overclock on the "boost" version. Otherwise they have the same TDP. You may have to lower the overclock to reference if the card gets too hot.
by claes
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Request to SPCR Plz Review: MSI TriFrozr Lightning gtx 780
Replies: 18
Views: 6622

Re: Request to SPCR Plz Review: MSI TriFrozr Lightning gtx 7

I was having an argument about water pumps being louder than the last couple of generations of aftermarket GPUs at an overclocking/watercooling forum, and came across this Legit Reviews article comparing ASUS and MSI's GTX 770s . Wishing they had done a comparison based on RPM or dB's produced, I ca...
by claes
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Request to SPCR Plz Review: MSI TriFrozr Lightning gtx 780
Replies: 18
Views: 6622

Re: Request to SPCR Plz Review: MSI TriFrozr Lightning gtx 7

I apologize, I see now how my post could be taken as argument. I was merely saying that it's worth looking at more than the noise results from TPU reviews because if the quietest card, card A, is running 10* hotter and only 2db quieter than another card (B) with stock fan profiles that would suggest...
by claes
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Request to SPCR Plz Review: MSI TriFrozr Lightning gtx 780
Replies: 18
Views: 6622

Re: Request to SPCR Plz Review: MSI TriFrozr Lightning gtx 7

It should be noted that TPU doesn't change any settings at all when reviewing graphics cards, so when comparing noise levels of different cards a few things besides their noise measurement should be considered: - Max GPU temperature with stock fan profile - if it's quieter but 10* hotter then it's n...
by claes
Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition experience
Replies: 6
Views: 2740

Re: ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition experience

Just FYI, HDDs like to be in the 40C-50C range.
by claes
Thu May 30, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Better, Quieter cooler for the Titan from Asus, MSI or Giga?
Replies: 12
Views: 5159

Re: Better, Quieter cooler for the Titan from Asus, MSI or G

Just FYI, according to techpowerup overclocke'd 780s are beating the Titan and already include non-reference coolers - might look there instead.
by claes
Thu May 16, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Better, Quieter cooler for the Titan from Asus, MSI or Giga?
Replies: 12
Views: 5159

Re: Better, Quieter cooler for the Titan from Asus, MSI or G

I think Inno3D is EU only? I've always seen previews of interesting heatsinks from them but have never seen one for sale. That cooler is actually publicly available: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=arctic+hybrid&x=0&y=0 The...
by claes
Sun May 12, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Better, Quieter cooler for the Titan from Asus, MSI or Giga?
Replies: 12
Views: 5159

Re: Better, Quieter cooler for the Titan from Asus, MSI or G

I've heard gigabyte might be releasing a custom Titan but nvidia has been pretty insistent on reference designs only since launch. The 780 will probably have aftermarket options though.
by claes
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 650 ti?
Replies: 14
Views: 7032

Re: Passive 650 ti?

Nah - at idle my fans run less than 500RPM, ~750RPM on load. It's the pumps - they have a tendency to whine and chirp, regardless of what voltage I run them at. This might be different with the latest generation of Asetek coolers though.
by claes
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 650 ti?
Replies: 14
Views: 7032

Re: Passive 650 ti?

I would highly discourage an AIO or an Accelero Hybrid for quiet use, particularly if you're mostly in idle. While they are quieter on load than most aftermarket coolers (worlds of difference from a reference blower) they are definitely louder at idle.
by claes
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for quiet ATI card (asus gtx 670 noise lvl)
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Re: Looking for quiet ATI card (asus gtx 670 noise lvl)

I would have to say that NVIDIA do manage better long term driver support than AMD. They don't tend to kill off support for a series of cards for much longer. Also if you want OpenGL and support under something other than Windows then NVIDIA is the only real choice - fglrx is a bad driver. This. Ge...