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by vishcompany
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Le GRAND MACHO RT in Node 304
Replies: 3
Views: 3662

Re: Thermalright Le GRAND MACHO RT in Node 304

I don't know the coolers of your list, but I ran a Noctua NH-U14S successfully inside a Node 304 on top of a 6700K, see also here.
by vishcompany
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Updating from a P183 - is an R5 truly the best option?
Replies: 10
Views: 6091

Re: Updating from a P183 - is an R5 truly the best option?

Nothing ever rattled with my R5 while I used it. I meanwhile switched case, but not because the R5 was bad. It's a great case. I just wanted something smaller. Nothing wrong with the R5.
by vishcompany
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: embedding images
Replies: 1
Views: 9570

Re: embedding images

Don't bother, I switched to imgur.
by vishcompany
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: embedding images
Replies: 1
Views: 9570

embedding images

Hi guys, photobucket just killed millions of embedded images, some of them were mine. You probably heard about that. I also use box.net but they only provide iframe, which looks loke this: <iframe src="https://app.box.com/embed/s/l2w38hh34cl8ddbgfboiaobzr00ojv1g" width="500" height="400" frameborder...
by vishcompany
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How do I change Antec fan with fan control to motherboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 3078

Re: How do I change Antec fan with fan control to motherboar

I don't know about AI Suite, but SpeedFan can do that. If you want to give it a try, be aware, that the user interface takes alittle getting used to. There are manuals around the web.
by vishcompany
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: R5 vs NZXT H440, could this be a cooler and quieter case?
Replies: 9
Views: 5287

Re: R5 vs NZXT H440, could this be a cooler and quieter case

neocodex wrote:Also, why is there an air filter and opening below the PSU area, is it meant to be turned upside down?
Yes.
by vishcompany
Wed May 10, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DAN A4-SFX
Replies: 10
Views: 21303

Re: DAN A4-SFX

Update in post #1: Changed PSU fan.

@keif: Yes, I ned 1,2V for stability. This is slightly lower, than the stock voltage of the mobo, but as soon as I go lower, things get unstable.
Thanks for you suggestion of the fan shroud, sounds like a good idea!
by vishcompany
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for mITX case w high power graphics
Replies: 4
Views: 3512

Re: Looking for mITX case w high power graphics

Welcome to SPCR. If you step down from ATX PSU as a requirement to SFX PSU, you will broaden your possibilities: Fractal Design Node 304 and Node 202 come to mind, as well as the Raven RZ01 . Also check out the DAN A4. See here and here . Dan will start a second run for a v2 of this case soon. It is...
by vishcompany
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k
Replies: 52
Views: 18658

Re: Silencing and Overclocking a 5930k

Which case is this? Is it possible to remove the upper drive cage? I would try to change the fan configuration to 1 back exhaust and 1 or 2 intake fans in the front. Then, if you really need it, reactivate the bottom intake and see if it helps. I would avoid conflicting directions in airflow (bottom...
by vishcompany
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DAN A4-SFX
Replies: 10
Views: 21303

Re: DAN A4-SFX

Thanks! :mrgreen:
by vishcompany
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DAN A4-SFX
Replies: 10
Views: 21303

Re: DAN A4-SFX

Thanks, Luca!

Yes, I am the kind of person, who forgets about the money spent and keeps enjoying the fun! :)

To me it was worth every penny, anyway.
by vishcompany
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DAN A4-SFX
Replies: 10
Views: 21303

DAN A4-SFX

As much as I appreciate the qualities of the R5 , it always felt a bit too big for my personal taste. So when I stumbled over the DAN A4 on kickstarter , I backed it right away. It was designed by Daniel Hansen during a community based three-year project and produced by Lian-Li. There will be a seco...
by vishcompany
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive general purpose PC
Replies: 1
Views: 4592

Passive general purpose PC

When my GF started to get into foto editing, it was obvious pretty soon, that the baytrail J-1900 board, would not cut it any longer. I put together a nice setup around an i3-6100. The only issue being, that the baytrail board had been sitting inside a long-obsolete Serener GS-L02 passive heatpipe c...
by vishcompany
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: The Making Of A Silent Office Room
Replies: 6
Views: 8246

Re: The Making Of A Silent Office Room

I did a setup lately which turned out to be really nice. CPU: i3-6100 (51W TDP, your 4370 has 54W TDP, which is fairly close) CPU cooler: Noctua NH-L9i MB: MSI H110I Pro SSD: Samsung GPU: Integrated Intel HD 530 PSU: Corsair SF450 Case: Noname Crappy mATX case Top PSU Case Fans installed: 0 The PC i...
by vishcompany
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Photoshop workstation
Replies: 11
Views: 4040

Re: Quiet Photoshop workstation

Sorry for coming back late. Your files being rather large, I got interested in your question. Also I do not want to recommend something, which turns out to be utter BS in the end, just because I use different software and smaller files. Installed a test version of PS elements 15 on both machines and...
by vishcompany
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Photoshop workstation
Replies: 11
Views: 4040

Re: Quiet Photoshop workstation

FWIW I am running Lightroom (same RAW engine as photoshop) on two different machines here: i3-6100 and i7-6700K. In normal day-to-day work with small and big files (32MB Fuji RAW) there is no noticeable difference. As long as there are no batch processes, which use multiple cores (creating previews)...
by vishcompany
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: DIY router help?
Replies: 16
Views: 15121

Re: DIY router help?

vishcompany might be able to provide more data. The J1900 running on debian linux manages file transfer via samba at +/-120MB/s, CPU load during this process is around 50%. This is a 10W 4core 2GHz CPU. However, being a NAS, only 1 NIC is involved. Apart being a file server it also acts as a DLNA s...
by vishcompany
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: DIY router help?
Replies: 16
Views: 15121

Re: DIY router help?

My NAS based on a J1900 board can handle Gbit thruoghput just fine.
What is so demanding in your build that you need such a powerful CPU?
by vishcompany
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheap tips for turning by £200 Dell into a quiet gaming PC
Replies: 22
Views: 6802

Re: Cheap tips for turning by £200 Dell into a quiet gaming

... Crucial MX300 is selling very cheaply these days - but I don't know what they have for tools... I bought an MX300 these days, it comes with a download code for Acronis True Image Software. I did not bother with it, so I can't tell, if it is any good nowadays. I did use it many years ago and it ...
by vishcompany
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest dual slot GTX770?
Replies: 13
Views: 7782

Re: Quietest dual slot GTX770?

On my ASRock Z68 Pro3 Speed Fan was not able to control the PWM fan on the PWM chassis connector, which was mounted on my S1 Plus for my 5870. Vishcompany said, that a different fan from the original one which is mounted on the card might not work properly, if it is connected with a PWM-adapter on ...
by vishcompany
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest dual slot GTX770?
Replies: 13
Views: 7782

Re: Quietest dual slot GTX770?

I did mod a GTX760, but it was Asus. The thread about modding is here (no pics any more), you can actually skip it, long story short: The MK-26 is great, but PWM did not work with different fans, so I hooked up the fans to the mobo and drove them through SpeenFan (which could read the GPU temp). Nvi...
by vishcompany
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help choosing a quiet 2TB HDD
Replies: 7
Views: 6294

Re: Help choosing a quiet 2TB HDD

I am running Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 and Western Digital WD Green 2TB, WD20EZRX inside my NAS box. The Seagate is loud, but the WD Green is really silent. Got it recently, although they are not produced any more, they are still on sale in some (online) shops. Otherwise I would have tried...
by vishcompany
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: First timer: Define R5 + NH-D15? silent enough or not?
Replies: 39
Views: 28088

Re: First timer: Define R5 + NH-D15? silent enough or not?

The R5 is a great case, I really like it. You might get away with something smaller, but The R5 is a pretty safe bet. Asus Z-170A in my case (no probs at all) and MSI H-110i Pro (very basic BIOS). I also did a build lately with an Asrock H-110Iac, which I liked better overall (esp. BIOS Fan control)...
by vishcompany
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: First timer: Define R5 + NH-D15? silent enough or not?
Replies: 39
Views: 28088

Re: First timer: Define R5 + NH-D15? silent enough or not?

I am running an NH-U14S inside an R5 cooling a i7-6700K. There is also a dedicated GPU inside this case, dumping it's heat into the case. I created custom fan curves (speed fan in my case, but you can do something similar in most modern BIOS) and during gaming the CPU fan stays below 400RPM. The cas...
by vishcompany
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case for gaming PC, Silent but cool
Replies: 5
Views: 3945

Re: Case for gaming PC, Silent but cool

R5 user here.
6700k / single GTX1070 setup, couldn't be more happy.
Also used it for a NAS setup for a while: 2x 3,5 HDD, one of them not so silent, never heard a thing of the disks.

R5 comes with one intake fan only, I would recommend startig from there and add a third fan if you feel the need.
by vishcompany
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.
Replies: 27
Views: 9329

Re: A (hopefully) silent GTX 1060 gaming build.

I've been reading up on fan control, and I'm hoping I can get speedfan to work with my chosen motherboard, as it allows for a more granular control of the fans (i.e case fans responding to rise in GPU temp instead of CPU) ... BIOS control is more of a "fall back" solution, if I can't get speedfan t...
by vishcompany
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Going smaller
Replies: 4
Views: 4249

Re: Going smaller

What PSU did you use on the Node304? The NAS setup is running on an SST-ST30SF, which works really well for low power demands. For the gaming rig - well, it can deliver the power needed, it just gets loud: Fan ramping up dramatically and it also gets messy with the demands of the GPU (lots of elect...
by vishcompany
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Going smaller
Replies: 4
Views: 4249

Going smaller

Not sure, if this is the right forum section; Main rig and NAS up and running, a DAN case A4 pending till the end of the year, I was looking for a little challenge (and experience) without having to spend an arm and a leg. So how about stuffing the tech of my gaming rig into the NAS enclosure and se...
by vishcompany
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus FanConnect - control case fans with gfx card
Replies: 6
Views: 7784

Re: Asus FanConnect - control case fans with gfx card

Obviously, it would be ideal to be able to control the connected case fans independently of the GPU fans' duty cycle, like you can with MB fan controls according to CPU temp. But it's a great first step. You can do this already by using SpeedFan (as long as you are running Windows). Don't get me wr...
by vishcompany
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest GTX 1080 - Fan vs water
Replies: 6
Views: 6889

Re: Quietest GTX 1080 - Fan vs water

I have very positive experience with an MK-26 cooler. It is huge, really, that's why it is so good. It was designed to handle 320W and kept my last 170W GPU perfectly cool under any load, including OC to the max. If you take this route, you have to get the fans extra. I went with 2x120mm, which was ...