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by ggumdol
Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: overwhelmed by options for gaming PSU!
Replies: 3
Views: 2749

Re: overwhelmed by options for gaming PSU!

Try to be reasonable and sensible. The likes of Corsair are bribing reviewers and Youtubers to lure people into the superstition that they need to go for a premium PSU rated no less than 600W. In reality, as long as you use a Skylake i5 CPU and a Pascal GPU up to GTX 1070, you don't really need more...
by ggumdol
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 480 Review Compilation thread
Replies: 46
Views: 16619

Re: RX 480 Review Compilation thread

I'm terribly sorry for hijacking this thread but our very important member made a request, with which I should comply. :wink: As you must be aware, I'm not a professional reviewer and don't have any incentive to conduct a comprehensive experiment to compare TJ08-E and Enthoo Evolv (mATX). However, i...
by ggumdol
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 480 Review Compilation thread
Replies: 46
Views: 16619

Re: RX 480 Review Compilation thread

Even with the triple-fan design, the fan speed is around 2100 rpm , which is utterly terrible. According to Techpowerup, the calculated power consumption during typical gaming sessions is 177W, which is even higher than that of GTX 1080, 163W. https://www.computerbase.de/2016-07/asus-radeon-rx-480-s...
by ggumdol
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windowed mITX cubic gaming build
Replies: 22
Views: 6883

Re: Windowed mITX cubic gaming build

Noctua U9S seems to be a sensible choice for a Skylake i5 CPU. I like Noctua coolers because their mounting system is very sturdy and fastens the heatsink properly, not to mention their quality fans. I tend to recommend Scythe Big Shuriken 2 for budget-oriented builds but their "acrobatic" mounting ...
by ggumdol
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51567

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

It seems like MSI Gaming X is easily the quiestest GTX 1060. MSI strapped the same cooler/heatsink onto their GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 whereas Palit seems to have massively downscaled and even degraded their cooler/heatsink for GTX 1060. Roundups: ComputerBase reviews MSI GTX 1060 GAMING X, Palit GTX 1...
by ggumdol
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: DAW on a Budget
Replies: 11
Views: 3398

Re: DAW on a Budget

You don't need to be a traditionalist because some recent chassis with fancy windows (which you don't have a liking for) indeed have decent airflows. For example, Corsair 400C, Corsair 400Q, NZXT S340, all of them accommodate two 140mm fans on the front, which I think is an essential feature for goo...
by ggumdol
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 86683

Re: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread

Interestingly, there seems to be sort of revelation in the benchmark result of Hardwareluxx: http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/artikel/hardware/grafikkarten/39678-roundup-5x-geforce-gtx-1070-mit-custom-design-im-test.html?start=17 According to the their comparison experiment of GTX 1070: Zotac GT...
by ggumdol
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1080 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 43796

Re: GTX 1080 Review Compilation Thread

Thanks for sharing your personal experience but our discussion so far has been centered on "AMP Extreme " rather than "AMP". From the viewpoint of a silence-aware user, the seemingly meagre heatsink of "AMP" expectably leads to such a poor cooling performance. Be careful with the new Zotacs AMP card...
by ggumdol
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: DAW on a Budget
Replies: 11
Views: 3398

Re: DAW on a Budget

Your planned build is one of the easiest in the realm of silence-seekers because you don't have any graphics card (the culprit of noise), nor any HDD (second to only the former). The total power consumption will never exceed 100W. Thus you can go for any decent PSU. For future-proofness, just buy on...
by ggumdol
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First New Build in 8 Years!
Replies: 15
Views: 8368

Re: First New Build in 8 Years!

It seems that Hardocp was very impressed with the cooling performance of Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX : http://www.hardocp.com/article/2014/12/23/phanteks_enthoo_evolv_micro_tower_case_review/6#.V4vWZDUSrOU Lots of good chassis are being forgotten simply because they are outdated while connoisseurs of...
by ggumdol
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First New Build in 8 Years!
Replies: 15
Views: 8368

Re: First New Build in 8 Years!

<joke> Regarding your choice of TJ08-E based on the SPCR review, if I may, please do not have too much confidence in the SPCR review because there have been many excellent new chassis in the market thereafter. You need to do them justice because quite a few of them are indeed innovative and brillian...
by ggumdol
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SPCR inspired [quiet] build
Replies: 21
Views: 15343

Re: SPCR inspired [quiet] build

Sure thing.
eperdos wrote:Can I quote you on another forum (in romanian) where is an intense debate about the most silent card gtx 1070?
by ggumdol
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SPCR inspired [quiet] build
Replies: 21
Views: 15343

Re: SPCR inspired [quiet] build

Contrary to our expectations, as Lodestar said, there does not seem to be sufficient amount of information regarding their performances, which somehow reflects the fact that most people are not that sensitive to noise. As I mentioned in other posts "multiple" times, the best cards at the moment in t...
by ggumdol
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest GTX 1080 - Fan vs water
Replies: 6
Views: 6360

Re: Quietest GTX 1080 - Fan vs water

To the best of my knowledge, the best way to achieve the minimum noise is to remain with air-cooled conventional graphics cards. As you mentioned, the size of GPU fans indeed matters a lot. Even 1-2mm difference makes a substantial difference when it comes to GPU fans, thus silence-seekers prefer bi...
by ggumdol
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compact mATX case recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 6841

Re: Compact mATX case recommendation?

You are looking for a chassis whose market segment (non-cubic mATX with <25 liters) is practically being abandoned by manufacturers. Hence there are very few options. You could consider Bitfenix Prodigy M or Phenom M (>>25 but reasonably small) or Raijintek Styx. I'm satisfied with my Raijintek Styx...
by ggumdol
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent pc for gaming and streaming
Replies: 4
Views: 4427

Re: Silent pc for gaming and streaming

As a digression, if your monitor is 1080p (1920x1080), I highly recommend you to consider buying a 1440p "IPS" monitor. IPS matters a lot due to its accurate color reproduction. If you have an iPad or iPhone, you can have a rough idea of the vividness and fidelity of an IPS monitor. Most modern comp...
by ggumdol
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1080 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 43796

Re: GTX 1080 Review Compilation Thread

The gigantic triple-slot cooler/heatsink solution of Zotac GTX 1080/1070 AMP Extreme looks very promising as long as you can fit one of them in your chassis (it's regrettable you can't). This card could potentially be THE quietest GTX 1080/1070 card in US market. I suppose Palit/Gainward GTX 1070/10...
by ggumdol
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windowed mITX cubic gaming build
Replies: 22
Views: 6883

Re: Windowed mITX cubic gaming build

I second all the points made by CA_Steve. As a digression, I would have bought one RMx PSU as a spare one at that price. Grab it instantly. The rule of thumb nowadays is that it is rather trivial to cool whatever i5 Skylake CPU as long as you go for a not-so-terrible aftermarket cooler and a high-qu...
by ggumdol
Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 1080 FE + aftermarket cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 2935

Re: 1080 FE + aftermarket cooling

Many thanks for sharing your bloody and heart-threatening modding process. The heatsinks of Accelero Xtreme series are substantially superior to almost all heatsinks in terms of thickness/numbers of heatpipes. I sincerely wish a quick convalescence of your bleeding finger! I also would like to see t...
by ggumdol
Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: First GTX 1060 european official pricing seen on web
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Re: First GTX 1060 european official pricing seen on web

It is pointless to blame Nvidia. They are simply maximizing their profit by all means, and it's capitalism. It does not matter how much they have been overcharging/overpricing their cards. I would rather blame AMD, who is completely failing to prevent the monopoly of Nvidia. I had very high expectat...
by ggumdol
Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A Short Review of Palit GTX 1070 SJS: Unprecedented Silence
Replies: 8
Views: 20575

Re: A Short Review of Palit GTX 1070 SJS: Unprecedented Sile

I added a new section on subtle differences on fans between Palit and Gainward cards, thanks to Lodestar!
TL;DR: Palit fans counter-rotate and have "curly" blades whereas Gainward fans rotate in the same direction and have "straight" blades.
by ggumdol
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1080 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 43796

Re: GTX 1080 Review Compilation Thread

Lodestar, I'm genuinely impressed by your subtle observation on the fan direction of Palit 1070/1080 cards. They are indeed counter-rotating: the left fan rotate in the counterclockwise direction and the right fan rotates in the clockwise direction. Since my Palit card is "Super Jetstream", I suppos...
by ggumdol
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 86683

Re: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread

For ease of calculation, GTX 1070 is 3/4 of GTX 1080 in terms of CUDA cores. GTX 1060 is 2/3 of GTX 1070 in terms of CUDA cores. Since the base clocks are lower in lower versions, you should expect that GTX 1060 performance is no more than 67% of GTX 1070, whose performance in the same way cannot ex...
by ggumdol
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 86683

Re: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread

I can confirm that the Palit fans (in Jetstream/Super Jetstream/Gamerock/Gamerock Premium editions) do not rotate up to 60 Celsius. You can easily change the fan curve in MSI Afterburner or Palit equivalent. The idle temperature of my Palit GTX 1070 Super Jetstream (when the fans are not rotating) h...
by ggumdol
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A Short Review of Palit GTX 1070 SJS: Unprecedented Silence
Replies: 8
Views: 20575

Re: A Short Review of Palit GTX 1070 SJS: Unprecedented Sile

I took some pictures of my computer and the LED part of the card. They are added it to the original post.
by ggumdol
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A Short Review of Palit GTX 1070 SJS: Unprecedented Silence
Replies: 8
Views: 20575

Re: A Short Review of Palit GTX 1070 SJS: Unprecedented Sile

Well, the main purpose of the second experiment was to show that the heatsink/cooler of Palit GTX 1070 Super Jetstream (the same in all versions of Palit's GTX 1070 graphics cards) is very capable, for which I intended to reproduce a comparable scenario where the fan speed is around 1500 rpm, at aro...
by ggumdol
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A Short Review of Palit GTX 1070 SJS: Unprecedented Silence
Replies: 8
Views: 20575

Re: A Short Review of Palit GTX 1070: Unprecedented Silence

I conducted the second experiment with the fixed GPU fan speed of 1500 rpm. It was another time-consuming task! I added the result in the original post along with my observation on coil whine (the lack thereof).
CA_Steve wrote:Have you tried using a fan utility to trade off gaming temps for fan rpm?
by ggumdol
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A Short Review of Palit GTX 1070 SJS: Unprecedented Silence
Replies: 8
Views: 20575

Re: A Short Review of Palit GTX 1070: Unprecedented Silence

I added the fan curve to the original post. It was indeed quite a time-consuming task!
CA_Steve wrote:How low will the fans go rpm-wise?
by ggumdol
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A Short Review of Palit GTX 1070 SJS: Unprecedented Silence
Replies: 8
Views: 20575

A Short Review of Palit GTX 1070 SJS: Unprecedented Silence

A short preface: I have the impression that, with the advent of incredibly power-efficient Skylake CPUs, and literally "static" SSDs, hence noiseless, the era of silence computing has finally come. My main computer is almost silent, apart from the faint noise of CPU fan (Noctua NF-F12 PWM @ 400-600 ...
by ggumdol
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1080 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 43796

Re: GTX 1080 Review Compilation Thread

I second. They will not breathe well. There must be at least one whole slot space for air flow. One whole slot is minimum in my experience. I would go for MSI Gaming X (?) for SLI setup in terms of noise/thermal performance.
CA_Steve wrote:not well.