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by Wild Penguin
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: New SPCR design & management
Replies: 25
Views: 6855

Re: New SPCR design & management

I didn't notice there were new articles until I red the replies here. But the new articles are disappointing, to say the least. I agree with other replies. Seems Eric decided to do exactly this: [quote]However, were you to take that route you say above, this site would become just another generic PC...
by Wild Penguin
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: New SPCR design & management
Replies: 25
Views: 6855

Re: New SPCR design & management

Hi Eric, It is partially true what you say, as indeed, something like 10+ years ago, many components were noisy. Quietness was something which was sometimes not considered at all, or sacrificed at the cost of more noise. Perhaps most manufacturers were still thinking they are mainly building for gam...
by Wild Penguin
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Disappeared thread
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: Disappeared thread

I think some posts have gone missing. I remember a few posts which are now missing in the SPCR Folds Team Blog -thread. However nothing too important.

The frontpage looks impressive now. Good job with the visuals on the site! Also, exciting to see something changing on the site :)
by Wild Penguin
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Cooling research
Replies: 4
Views: 2905

Re: Cooling research

Hi AgentX! The product should in some clear way improve on current cooling products. You've only mentioned the new product would not have a pump. That is too little information to go on and to determine if it is actually a viable / useful as a product. And ideal PC cooling product would be: 1) quiet...
by Wild Penguin
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan ticking?
Replies: 7
Views: 7785

Re: Fan ticking?

My guess would be something resonating. I have 4 mechanical HDDs (and one SSD) in my computer. All HDDs are mounted in a rubber feeted holder and rubber inserts around their screws (Lian-Li DK-04) - and spin down if not in use. But last week one of the HDD started to resonate trough something ... in...
by Wild Penguin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPU watercooling?
Replies: 19
Views: 41960

Re: GPU watercooling?

Hi Abula, Yes, my Setup is inaudible in a quiet room, if under light(ish) load. But under medium-high load such as folding, it is audible, but certainly not intrusive - as in, one could sleep in the same room, sounds from outside might drown this thing and people have (often) a more noisier refriger...
by Wild Penguin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPU watercooling?
Replies: 19
Views: 41960

Re: GPU watercooling?

Exactly. I believe the pump housing still (despite the impeller being suspended) still resonates somewhat (I guess depending on the speed of the impeller and the pump housing and possibly individual pump / batch / manufacturing tolerances and whatnot - also, just sheer water turbulence could cause s...
by Wild Penguin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPU watercooling?
Replies: 19
Views: 41960

Re: GPU watercooling?

I've noticed something similar about the pump speed on my rad. The response is quite steep compared to traditional cooler + fan, but this is just a rough impression I've noticed - haven't done any kind of testing / measurements trying to be objective. There certainly is some RPM at which flow is com...
by Wild Penguin
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why Intel Processors Draw More Power Than Expected
Replies: 10
Views: 10941

Re: Why Intel Processors Draw More Power Than Expected

No, absolutely not. To take a real world example, the thermal power of a nuclear power plant is usually about three times its electrical power. Your comparison is irrelevant and incorrect. A power plant converts thermal energy into electricity. Any kind of electric appliance does not, but does the ...
by Wild Penguin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPU watercooling?
Replies: 19
Views: 41960

Re: GPU watercooling?

Ok, I did some more googling because of this thread about quietness of water cooling pumps (sorry about long-ish post, but now there's some discussion here!). I realized I had made a classic mistake: bought HW without proper research! :!: :shock: . But it was Cyber Monday when I purchased my cooling...
by Wild Penguin
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPU watercooling?
Replies: 19
Views: 41960

Re: GPU watercooling?

What's the current state of GPU liquid cooling and why the apparent lack of discussion on it? I'm not sure why there is quite a little discussion. A few guesses: Most gamer-oriented users don't care about quietness? Most GPUs (or chosen cards) are quiet when not gaming (i.e. light usage / desktop),...
by Wild Penguin
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPU watercooling?
Replies: 19
Views: 41960

Re: GPU watercooling?

Water cooling is generally not the best way to a quiet computer as a pump will always make some noise and this applies to graphics cooling too. Water cooling can be way more expensive than air cooling (and probably is EDIT: I meant to say, I haven't done any kind of extensive comparisons, this is j...
by Wild Penguin
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua PWM fan low-frequency hum
Replies: 14
Views: 7947

Re: Noctua PWM fan low-frequency hum

70C is awesome, 75C is fine, even wandering up to 80C is ok. At some point, the gpu will throttle. ... Somewhere I read that Pascal GPUs reduce their speed a bit even at temperatures decidedly below "throttling". Can't recall the lower limit but it's supposedly quite low, like 60C or so. Can't conf...
by Wild Penguin
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is it worth considering a fanless CPU cooler?
Replies: 3
Views: 3880

Re: Is it worth considering a fanless CPU cooler?

A fan (at low RPM) is better than no fan at all. A proper fan at low RPM is also very quiet or inaudible. For anything running 24/7 I'd not run it passively (unless your components are engineered to be run passively). But that CPU and MB is not meant to be run passively. It's not just about the CPU,...
by Wild Penguin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Potential Cause of Coil/Electrical Whine in GPUs Under Load
Replies: 3
Views: 3753

Re: Potential Cause of Coil/Electrical Whine in GPUs Under L

If you can hear it to the other room, you must have been experiencing some very exceptional electric noise! Perhaps caused by poor contacts at the slot (caused by the mechanical stress). That being said it is unlikely this will help users experiencing regular coil whine. Still, there could be users ...
by Wild Penguin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Corsair ML Series Low RPM Noise
Replies: 1
Views: 3304

Re: Corsair ML Series Low RPM Noise

Having just now (~30 minutes ago) red about these fans, are you sure you are running them on PWM (and not fake PWM ) ? EDIT: The point being, if you reduce the voltage <9V they will not work properly and will start to make extra sound, and wear down / break the fan quite soon (according to what I've...
by Wild Penguin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Well time to go RGB for new build but which fans??
Replies: 2
Views: 3376

Re: Well time to go RGB for new build but which fans??

Magnetic Levitation and RGB, woooot? :? :shock: Corsair ML PRO RGB Comes in 120mm and 140mm sizes. Hope someone will do some real testing - can we have R G B s w a g AND decently silent fans, at the same time! :D They are not cheap, and I believe the maglev thing will not improve noise that much (as...
by Wild Penguin
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: looking for GUI for fan control (Linux)
Replies: 3
Views: 5728

Re: looking for GUI for fan control (Linux)

Last time I checked software mentioned in the lm-sensors wikipedia page, they are all for monitoring only. I believe few GUI options exist for controlling fan speed. There is a module for plasma (kde5) but it was quite basic and beta (but did work, although there might have been a few bugs). These m...
by Wild Penguin
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Weird whistle i don´t know what to do!
Replies: 2
Views: 2744

Re: Weird whistle i don´t know what to do!

Impossible to know, what is causing the sound just by your description :D What I'd do, open it up. If it didn't cause the sound before, changes are something (=dust) is blocking the usual airflow. So vacuum the inside ... or don't, since it could cause static electricity (I've been told), use compre...
by Wild Penguin
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quietest Case. Ever.
Replies: 14
Views: 10387

Re: Quietest Case. Ever.

Instead of attempting to answer, 5 people got on their high horse and effectively said it was a stupid question. But it's not a stupid question. Some cases reduce noise better than other. Duh. Au contraire. I think all the replies in this thread were trying to be polite and contributing. Until you ...
by Wild Penguin
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: The 10 to 100 Million+ Points PLUS club, All are welcome..
Replies: 99
Views: 158168

Re: The 10 to 100 Million+ Points PLUS club, All are welcom

Yay, I'm in TOP3 (of SPCR Folding team)!

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But probably not for long, Burgalveist is folding like crazy. Maybe if I get a 1080Ti...
by Wild Penguin
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 631006

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

On my Linux installation, all NVidia drivers since 375.XX until 378.09 do not work properly. Around 50% of the time, the work unit will fail with BAD_WORK_UNIT error. I think the last version that worked properly was 370.28 (but I think that had some other bugs that prevented all gaming and made vid...
by Wild Penguin
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [250D vs Node 304] airflow in a small, quiet workstation
Replies: 29
Views: 11606

Re: [250D vs Node 304] airflow in a small, quiet workstation

I mostly use software fan control in Linux. OT: I guess I already asked you, which one do you use? Sorry for a let reply (I got preoccupied by something else and then forgot). But I use a program I've modified for my personal use from this project: http://fan-ctrl.sourceforge.net/. I've also tried ...
by Wild Penguin
Tue May 03, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [250D vs Node 304] airflow in a small, quiet workstation
Replies: 29
Views: 11606

Re: [250D vs Node 304] airflow in a small, quiet workstation

According to the SCPR review, the fans spin up at 600 rpm, which they said was pretty quiet. With the C14S it'd lose the opportunity to put a fan right at the intake vent, and to use two fans. Would that really be worth the tradeoff? The original C14 must date back at least five to six years and li...
by Wild Penguin
Tue May 03, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [250D vs Node 304] airflow in a small, quiet workstation
Replies: 29
Views: 11606

Re: [250D vs Node 304] airflow in a small, quiet workstation

The NH-C14S cooler with PWM fan would be a better match for the motherboard. The older NH-C14 with its 3-pin fans would be more of a challenge noise-wise. According to the SCPR review, the fans spin up at 600 rpm, which they said was pretty quiet. With the C14S it'd lose the opportunity to put a fa...
by Wild Penguin
Tue May 03, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [250D vs Node 304] airflow in a small, quiet workstation
Replies: 29
Views: 11606

Re: [250D vs Node 304] airflow in a small, quiet workstation

It will fit if the fan is placed underneath the cooler rather than on top. Though that way it won't blow the mobo. Maybe I'm missing something, but I believe it does, unless the installer does not change the orientation (it can be changed in any case)! I own the NH-C14 and per default the fan(s) wi...
by Wild Penguin
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quietest Case. Ever.
Replies: 14
Views: 10387

Re: Quietest Case. Ever.

What others said - it's true :D However I want to add that there certainly are badly designed cases out there. For example, it makes sense to put the PS so that the air is pushing away from the case. Or, more generally in air-cooled cases, design the case so that air has a sensible path from fresh a...
by Wild Penguin
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards
Replies: 20
Views: 11325

Re: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards

As an owner of the 3975, I can say it is quite quiet (even in non-silent mode, which I prefer since I'm folding when not gaming, which can be stressfull in the long term) :) . There have been some reports on coil whine, so a bit of warning there. But I haven't noticed any - OTOH it may be setup depe...
by Wild Penguin
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noise / power consumption state of current >2TB 2.5" HDDs
Replies: 1
Views: 2830

Noise / power consumption state of current >2TB 2.5" HDDs

Hi, Are there any experiences here with large (>2TB) currently available 2.5" mechanical hard drives? For example, how much noise do they generate in comparison to a 3.5" WD Red drive? I'm a bit low on storage space currently, and I'm considering on getting a new 3 or 4TB drive. As I have a bit of s...
by Wild Penguin
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unusual setup – case and placement recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 5187

Re: Unusual setup – case and placement recommendations

If you have always on hdd , they will most likeky to be the dominate noise. I dont really think energy consumption should be a real concern even if you are located energy expensive euro. Typically diy or off the shelf nas idle at 20-30w, which is like 2-3 led/ccfl bulb. And you can use network slee...