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by useful_idiot
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DAN A4-SFX
Replies: 10
Views: 22862

Re: DAN A4-SFX

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by useful_idiot
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive Mini-ITX Strix380 4790K
Replies: 10
Views: 14381

Re: Passive Mini-ITX Strix380 4790K

Almost 1 year since initial post and I still enjoy the silence everyday! Updates Upgraded to 16GB Ram, Crucial Ballistix. Original ASUS mini pci wireless card died and was replaced with Intel 7260. Very nice card! Samsung M.2 850 Evo 128GB was upgraded to Samsung M.2 960 Evo 256GB, only running at X...
by useful_idiot
Tue May 24, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive Mini-ITX Strix380 4790K
Replies: 10
Views: 14381

Re: Passive Mini-ITX Strix380 4790K

No need for a fan guys, building a great bencher was never my intention. My real world gaming temps are 70C.
by useful_idiot
Mon May 23, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive Mini-ITX Strix380 4790K
Replies: 10
Views: 14381

Re: Passive Mini-ITX Strix380 4790K

If you love it, well done. Just out of curiosity: what about the CPU temp when stressed (those things like OCCT, Prime95, LinX)? Can the Zalman cope with that? I think no, but I'd like to know the real figures, if any. I run 1 round of Unigine Heaven as a "can it handle it" bench and CPU temps top ...
by useful_idiot
Sun May 22, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive Mini-ITX Strix380 4790K
Replies: 10
Views: 14381

Passive Mini-ITX Strix380 4790K

It has taken me over 1 year to fully develop this system. General Characteristics: This system is silent while doing day to day office tasks, i.e. word processing, music, pdf's, web surfing(all at the same time). It can can handle anything you throw at it and none of the fans will turn on. What will...
by useful_idiot
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full passe / fanless >250W workstation: It's possible!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 5842

Re: Full passe / fanless >250W workstation: It's possible!!!

why do you have sound absorbing material if there are no moving parts?
by useful_idiot
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full passe / fanless >250W workstation: It's possible!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 5842

Re: Full passe / fanless >250W workstation: It's possible!!!

I think its great but it seems like i'm the only one. Can you pop the top and post a few pics here? You gotta be registered at LTT to see those pics. Very interesting case tho, what the heck is going on inside it!
by useful_idiot
Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My silent desktop pc and gaming rig (4790k + 280x)
Replies: 27
Views: 19707

Re: My silent desktop pc and gaming rig (4790k + 280x)

Goodbye little buddy, you've been a good machine. A passive mini-ITX 4790k has just been born. New thread coming soon
by useful_idiot
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first pc build :)
Replies: 9
Views: 5036

Re: My first pc build :)

I love it! I'd play around a bit and remove the 3 side fans and see how just the top exhaust fan does or drill a few holes in the side plexi then remove the 3 side fans. Hey, either way you are off to a great start!
by useful_idiot
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I can hear my HDD thinking... HELP ME!
Replies: 8
Views: 2915

Re: I can hear my HDD thinking... HELP ME!

Suspend the drive, if its not enough, enclose it, if its not enough, sell it and get a WD Red or Green, if its not enough.... save for a bigger ssd. Abula I totally agree with you :D :D :D. Ive been using a long lost 1T with my method described above and it was pretty quiet to begin with compared t...
by useful_idiot
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I can hear my HDD thinking... HELP ME!
Replies: 8
Views: 2915

Re: I can hear my HDD thinking... HELP ME!

Hot swap tray, 5.25 inch, fits in a cd bay if you have a blank. Leave the drive unplugged when not needed. Your sys board must support hot swap for this to work, check your BIOS.
by useful_idiot
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master: HAF XB EVO
Replies: 12
Views: 5762

Re: Cooler Master: HAF XB EVO

I run the HAF XB EVO. I didnt know much about it when I bought it but once I started the build I was super impressed at how well thought out it was. Now i can remove the mobo in about 45 seconds and i dont even need a screwdriver, its brilliant!
by useful_idiot
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CR-95C and Zalman Fanelsss?
Replies: 24
Views: 7038

Re: CR-95C and Zalman Fanelsss?

quest_for_silence wrote:
Copyright wrote:I de-lidded my CPU and my load temps went from 84C down to 69C

Which thermal paste did you use?
I suggest Liquid Metal (Amazon) between the die/ihs.
by useful_idiot
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CR-95C and Zalman Fanelsss?
Replies: 24
Views: 7038

Re: CR-95C and Zalman Fanelsss?

I run the CR-95C on a 4790K clocked at a constant 4.4GHZ and I have 0 case fans. If you are going to run the CR-95C you MUST pick a case that excels at top venting. If you DON'T run Prime95 all day then the CR-95C will be the best money you ever spent, follow you from build to build because you cant...
by useful_idiot
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Linus does Silent PC ... with a little help from his friends
Replies: 24
Views: 17334

Re: Linus does Silent PC ... with a little help from his fri

So Mike, (and other SPCR's) what would you change/tweak in linus' build to bring the SPL down below 20? or did linus basically achieve the quietest this beast can attain? The question is what is making it going into 27dba, GPU Fans? Case Fans? CPU FAN? 1 Rear case fan, cpu cooler is fanless (dark r...
by useful_idiot
Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Linus does Silent PC ... with a little help from his friends
Replies: 24
Views: 17334

Re: Linus does Silent PC ... with a little help from his fri

Cool, You forgot to mention you were in the vid! Nice to see ya and your setup, very nice. I think that guy did a great job of putting together a quiet build. For most people that would be a significant difference from their old noisy build. A few improvements and he is silent but for the most part ...
by useful_idiot
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Passive System Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3694

Re: Passive System Advice

Cool thread and a passive DAW is an interesting idea with unique challenges. Your component list is a great start and needs just a bit of tweaking. Also i have some notes. -Ram, be sure the ram is standard height or it wont clear the NoFan. -Case, you need to go out of your way to find a case whose ...
by useful_idiot
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hello, can you help me build a semi passive PC?
Replies: 19
Views: 5651

Re: Hello, can you help me build a semi passive PC?

Guys, lets not get too far off-topic. I have spent alot on quiet parts in the last few years without any help from SPCR in my quest for silence. I only posted to document where i ended up to save others money. I was very close to silence in my OP and finally had the "sword in the stone" breakthru wh...
by useful_idiot
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hello, can you help me build a semi passive PC?
Replies: 19
Views: 5651

Re: Hello, can you help me build a semi passive PC?

There's just no way to have any decently powerful system w/o a case fan going Oh really? I beg to differ http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=589576#p589576 I guess it all depends on how you define the word "have". i can "have" a fanless powerful system tomorrow, but will it still w...
by useful_idiot
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hello, can you help me build a semi passive PC?
Replies: 19
Views: 5651

Re: Hello, can you help me build a semi passive PC?

MikeC wrote:There's just no way to have any decently powerful system w/o a case fan going
Oh really? I beg to differ

viewtopic.php?p=589576#p589576
by useful_idiot
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Really having a hard time finding a quiet PSU. Please help.
Replies: 9
Views: 3874

Re: Really having a hard time finding a quiet PSU. Please he

I run the Corsair AX650 with my 4790k and 280x. The PSU itself is a few years old but dead silent at idle and light duty. The fan will turn on under gaming loads but its not noticeable. I wanted to go platinum and digital so i got the AX760i and ended up putting the AX650 back in because the AX760i ...
by useful_idiot
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11905

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

If you have RCA outputs on each machine then a simple analog DJ mixer is what you are looking for.
by useful_idiot
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 105274

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

750ti has max TDP of 60 watts and R9 280x has max TDP of 250 watts. 280x kills the 750ti in every way shape and form so nothing groundbreaking here.
by useful_idiot
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My silent desktop pc and gaming rig (4790k + 280x)
Replies: 27
Views: 19707

Re: My silent desktop pc and gaming rig (4790k + 280x)

Silent and problem free makes for a pretty boring thread. How about some bonus stuff to keep things interesting 1) I picked up one of these bad boy dusters a few days ago and Holy Cat 5 Hurricane Batman! I will never go back to compressed air again. This thing is seriously awesome and blows dry air ...
by useful_idiot
Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My silent desktop pc and gaming rig (4790k + 280x)
Replies: 27
Views: 19707

Re: My silent desktop pc and gaming rig (4790k + 280x)

Current parts list CPU: 4790k clocked at a constant 4.4ghz CPU Cooler: NoFan CR-95C Mobo: ASUS Z97 Pro-Wifi RAM: 4 gigs of unknown DDR3 PSU:Corsair AX650 HDD's: 2 Intel series 530 120GB's Case: Coolermaster HAF EVO Video Card: 280X modified with a ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme IV (7volt fan setting) CaseFa...
by useful_idiot
Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 13791

Re: Semi-passive rig

don't you create a weird air pressure between the GPU (blowing down) and the chassis fans (blowing up)? Depends on the distance between the two sets of fans. I would hope that the top fans exhaust enough hot air to have new fresh air drawn in through the sides so the GPU isnt bathing itself constan...
by useful_idiot
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 13791

Re: Semi-passive rig

I can try to put an intake fan to the top and have some fresh air over the GPU and PSU. The problem might be that hot air would flow down to the CPU. Try this, take the bottom and side fans and position them on the top vent to exhaust the rising warm air. I too ran into these problems with my old c...
by useful_idiot
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi-passive rig
Replies: 27
Views: 13791

Re: Semi-passive rig

A perfect blend of power, quiet, and compact. In the future if you decide to go passive and silent all you have to give up the compact. Can you give a description of the distance away from the box to noise profile of your build?
by useful_idiot
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet gaming setup
Replies: 43
Views: 23590

Re: Quiet gaming setup

The PC is definitely the quietest I've ever owned However it is not inaudible at the moment. , the main culprits seem to be the CPU fans and the VGA cooler when will people start listening to me??? What possible value does your post have to this thread? If you have something to contribute, please d...
by useful_idiot
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet gaming setup
Replies: 43
Views: 23590

Re: Quiet gaming setup

logion wrote:The PC is definitely the quietest I've ever owned However it is not inaudible at the moment. , the main culprits seem to be the CPU fans and the VGA cooler
when will people start listening to me???