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by Kyno
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98216

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Thanks. That explains it for the video, good to know, I was wondering why :D I agree for the failsafe. I can run this card passively until I receive my Scythe without worrying of it burning out, even when gaming. This 42 % threshold seems unnecessary for this model. MSI got out a nice card, the most...
by Kyno
Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98216

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Well, I might not do a video after all. The PC makes a rattling sound I don't even hear myself, and the fans blowing out air seems to make less noise than they really do. It wouldn't be a really accurate proof :D Now I think the EVGA card is just fine and probably not much louder than other cards. I...
by Kyno
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98216

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

MSI Afterburner and EVGA Precision X are working fine with it, but I'm not sure it's what you're referring to. I plan to remove the fans to attach one simple low RPM Scythe on it, it should be enough. The card seems to run really cool, I was still around 25° after 15-20 mns on COD Ghost. The MSI one...
by Kyno
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98216

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

I'm almost surprized it's not quieter... It's only 1200 RPM or so, apparently, but then there are two running, I noticed that it was more bearable if I manually stopped either one of them. A failed card? I will ask on another forum to check, some people there got EVGA 750 Ti too.
by Kyno
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98216

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

I actually finish building it, couldn't wait :mrgreen: Damn that EVGA is loud. I tried without it, only with my Fractal Arc Midi R2 fans+Scythe Mugen 4 and it was almost inaudible in a quiet room (I'll probably replace case fans by 1 or 2 Scythe). Then I added the EVGA, WOOOSH :lol: Can't get the fa...
by Kyno
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98216

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

My little friend just arrived :D

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Now I need to build the PC, not sure I'll have the time before a few days :cry:
by Kyno
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case fan control using Asus Fan Xpert I
Replies: 8
Views: 3543

Re: Case fan control using Asus Fan Xpert I

I wonder if Asus Fan Xpert II would work, it is known to be compatible with some older motherboads originally bundled with Xpert I.
by Kyno
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Aftermarket cooling and which mfgrs void warranties
Replies: 3
Views: 2486

Re: Aftermarket cooling and which mfgrs void warranties

From what I understand, EVGA, Zotac, and MSI all the way.
by Kyno
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98216

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Maybe, noise wise, it's more rational buying the cheapest one available, and then slap an Accelero S1 Plus on it. While i dont disagree with you, i dont think its for everybody, voiding warranties , having sometimes coolers that dont fit 100%, etc, its something that not all do. Personally i love t...
by Kyno
Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21621

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

I unfortunately can't answer your questions, but thanks a lot for the feedback. Funny how I had planned to get a similar rig, at least for the graphic card, fans and CPU cooler (Scythe Mugen 4, right? Does it perform well sound-wise?). I personnaly change my mind for an EVGA 750 Ti that I hope to mo...
by Kyno
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98216

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

The MSI version seems to stand out noise-wise: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-750-ti-review,3750-19.html I wonder how well will perform Asus and Gigabyte. Speaking of coolers, a passive version should just be a matter of time... right? I may be forced to upgrade from my 650 Ti if on...
by Kyno
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98216

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

An interesting line from Guru3D's MSI GTX 750 Ti Gaming review: The idle results are brilliant, the fan will even turn itself off when the GPU idles. Very nice indeed, I would be curious to see the possibilies. Can the fan be turned off manually? Turned down to low RPM? When does the fan restarts? ...
by Kyno
Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case fan control using Asus Fan Xpert I
Replies: 8
Views: 3543

Re: Case fan control using Asus Fan Xpert I

Did you find how to solve your issue?
by Kyno
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21621

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

Thanks a lot for the input! I just ordered the card. About €210 for the card, fan, and zip ties, delivery included. I will make sure to come here and write a feedack once tested. A 7750 Ultimate would have been more simple and half the price, but it scores around 2500 at 3D Mark 2011 against 7500-80...
by Kyno
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21621

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

Well, at least it's only above 80° C, could be worse :D

For those who already tried or managed to attach a fan to this kind of rad, what would you use? Just zip ties?

First time for me, and those zip ties have a wide range of width! (2,5 mm looks like a common one)
by Kyno
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21621

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

Thanks a lot for the reference. I'm actually impressed by the RPM of those Gigabyte fans, I thought Asus and Gigabyte had them running around 1,000 on idle. It doesn't seem to be the case on all Windforce model though, I read that that the Gigabyte WF R9 270 could only go as low as 1,370 rpm at 20%....
by Kyno
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: asus gtx-670 vs msi gtx-670 gaming
Replies: 19
Views: 7269

Re: asus gtx-670 vs msi gtx-670 gaming

I did read multiple times than the usual BIOS safety is around 30%.
by Kyno
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21621

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

I suppose it depends on where you set the FPS/resolution bar. A 7750 Ultimate is somehow "easy" as a fanless GPU solution compared to the 7850/R9 270 SCS3 model, but performances aren't quite the same. I don't have that many games that can't run on a 7750, but the gaming experience it starting to sh...
by Kyno
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21621

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

I'm interested about what "air cooling" refers to for this card (or the 7850). I don't mind noise when I'm gaming, but question is: will it cope with 3x400-500 RPM case fans in idle, and those same fans at high speed when gaming? That being said, it might perform well with a low RPM fan attached on ...
by Kyno
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor
Replies: 31
Views: 21621

Re: Passively Cooled R9 270 by Powercolor

I just hope temperatures will be better than the 7850 SCS3, but the rad looks smaller. I'm curious to see how it goes, because I might buy one.
by Kyno
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 316192

Re: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!

PowerColor just got a new fanless card out: http://www.powercolor.com/global/produc ... cification

PowerColor SCS3 R9 270 2GB GDDR5