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by developer1
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: With helium drives, anything above 6TB = noisy?
Replies: 26
Views: 30531

Re: With helium drives, anything above 6TB = noisy?

On my 718+ i can hear more the drives than the fan, to me its very quiet operating, but not silent, still good enough for me being 6ft away, but the problem again are the hard drives, so be careful what you chose. I cant say much about the 453 as i never own it, but the ones that i have seen noisy ...
by developer1
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: With helium drives, anything above 6TB = noisy?
Replies: 26
Views: 30531

Re: With helium drives, anything above 6TB = noisy?

Abula, I assume you have those 12TB Ironwolfs now? Can you comment on their noise (were newegg reviewers accurate)? Sure, i got 2 running on a Synology DS718+, the drives are ok, but i can still hear its seek, i tested with the surveillance running so the drives never slept, they are not quiet driv...
by developer1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 630134

Re: Worked like a charm!

iv'e used the Soft foam under HDD on floor of case method. ... That works :D. How are temps using that method? I decided to switch from suspension to the mounts I had mentioned before but on ebay , they took a month to arrive, but the price was very good ($25 for four) . Very impressed so far, temp...
by developer1
Sat May 05, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Micron 1100 a really good value SSD
Replies: 5
Views: 9301

Re: Micron 1100 a really good value SSD

Yep, that's pretty cheap - $150 less than the Crucial MX500...but still not cheap enough for me to get rid of my last internal rotating drive. :) Just curious, where would you be saving the downloads/torrenting after removing the last hard drive? I download 2 or 3 movies and series episodes everywe...
by developer1
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus H170 Pro Gaming Fan xpert 3 issue
Replies: 8
Views: 6468

Re: Asus H170 Pro Gaming Fan xpert 3 issue

Thank you all for the detailed help and test pictures. I've decided to order a pair of NF-P14s redux, because I could get them for the same price as the True Quiets. And I like Noctua quality the most. I have a few Noctuas and they are heavy duty. Don't get me wrong, my Antec True Quiet is fine too,...
by developer1
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus H170 Pro Gaming Fan xpert 3 issue
Replies: 8
Views: 6468

Re: Asus H170 Pro Gaming Fan xpert 3 issue

The GP-14 Fractal fan has a starting voltage of 4V. At 5V, it typically runs around 500rpm, at 7V: 620rpm, and 9V: 740rpm...sorta looks like at best you'll see low 400's at 4V. Anything below that is probably a fluke and not a real data point....as in, once started, many fans can run slower/lower v...
by developer1
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus H170 Pro Gaming Fan xpert 3 issue
Replies: 8
Views: 6468

Asus H170 Pro Gaming Fan xpert 3 issue

Hello everybody! I have an Asus H170 Pro Gaming motherboard and Fan expert3 has some issues. This is my setup: Intel i7 4700 Scythe Kotetsu with its stock fan Asus H170 Pro Gaming Ballistix Sport LT 16GB 500GB SSD WD Red 3Tb Be Quiet! Straight Power 10 600W Fractal R5 with stock fans + Antec TrueQui...
by developer1
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recommended NAS drives? 3TB+
Replies: 4
Views: 4737

Re: Recommended NAS drives? 3TB+

I have a 3tb red, and its pretty good, some have said the newer are different, but i haven't bought any 3tb reds recently I've bought a 3Tb Red recently (last month) and coming from a 7 years old WD Black, I have to say it is nearly as noisy, if not the same. It is a different sound signature thoug...
by developer1
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Archive 8TB HD quiet?
Replies: 22
Views: 30999

Re: Seagate Archive 8TB HD quiet?

Sorry for the late reply. Barracuda & Ironwolf, iirc, but they all should have the same acoustics. All spin at 7200, same # of platters... Are you sure about the models, Mike? Maybe I misunderstood your quick comments, I hope you'll come back with us when the storm will calm down: at any rate, I ju...
by developer1
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New silent build - Advice / recommendations?
Replies: 1
Views: 1369

New silent build - Advice / recommendations?

Hello there! I'm willing to build a new silent rig for general purposes, working/programming + loading heavy projects. Movie watching is also on the list. I guess I'm good with the integrated Intel HD530? I'm very sensitive to sound. I'm buying on Amazon.es and will ship it abroad. What I would buy ...
by developer1
Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?
Replies: 11
Views: 8049

Re: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?

I just bought a WD RED WD20EFRX and it is F******G loud. It makes a wooshing sound at idle I can hear from several meters away. This is a joke. It sound like static noise. Extremely annoying. The computer is silent otherwise. I actually first thought it to be the CPU fun, but when I stopped it by h...
by developer1
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?
Replies: 11
Views: 8049

Re: WD RED noise: new ones are louder?

I was about to buy a WD Red 3Tb hard drive for my desktop Pc, until I stumbled upon all these negative comments about the new red version acoustics. I couldn't find another 3.5 drive recommendation. Maybe the new WD Purple surveillance, which seems to be quieter than WD Red, but it is mean to be spe...
by developer1
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?
Replies: 15
Views: 6024

Re: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?

What about using the Glidestream at no more than 650rpm? Just half an hour of Prime95 smallFFT to assess some scenarios I used to know. Fix the speed with Speedfan in case. I ran Prime95 smallFTT for half an hour using the Glidestream at 650~ rpm: http://i.imgur.com/bYCwVkJ.png I'm using this greas...
by developer1
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?
Replies: 15
Views: 6024

Re: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?

Yesterday I've installed the Sycthe Kotetsu. Despite I've bought it knowing this, I must admit I don't like that it doesn't include a backplate for AMD motherboards. I'm using the backplate provided by my Asus motherboard, and I don't feel very confortable with the high pressure it makes on the back...
by developer1
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?
Replies: 15
Views: 6024

Re: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?

Of course I don't doubt the words of the reviewer, but I also take into consideration the users I read stating they had tickling issues. You're probably overlooking the main statement, that those noises are trivial, maybe because you're not able to figure how a ticking noise sounds: whether a Glide...
by developer1
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?
Replies: 15
Views: 6024

Re: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?

get the Kotetsu, spend the saved 12 on beer. Yes, that's what I'm leaning towards to. After having read both Scythe reviews I still can't realise if there will be any acoustic differences between these coolers for a non-overclocker. What I have on my mind is this: I'm Okay with a 2 celsius degrees ...
by developer1
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?
Replies: 15
Views: 6024

Re: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?

Hi, I have tried speedfan but I think I have no more temperature room to lower fan rpm. Q-fan smart control keeps it between 40-45C~. I think that your temp requirements are pointlessly restrictive. Maybe I was misunderstood, but those aren't my temp requirements. Of course I agree in the practice ...
by developer1
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?
Replies: 15
Views: 6024

Re: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?

Motherboard: Asus M3A78 <-- It just has a "Q-Fan smart control" feature on its Pwm_cpu fan header, which doesn't have a super quiet profile, but it does help. Try Speedfan if you run Windows. Hi, I have tried speedfan but I think I have no more temperature room to lower fan rpm. Q-fan smart control...
by developer1
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is Seasonic S12II still a good option?
Replies: 23
Views: 17877

Re: Is Seasonic S12II still a good option?

Hello again, I'm here updating. After a year of runing the Be Quiet Straight Power 10 600W inside a Fractal R5, I'm still very happy with it. It's very quiet and I don't have any coil whine issues :). Well, I only had heard it once when the air conditioner in the living room was just turned on, but ...
by developer1
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?
Replies: 15
Views: 6024

Choosing a CPU cooler. And where to buy in Spain?

Hi everybody, how are you? I'm willing to upgrade my CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus. I'm running it at the moment with a Noctua NF-F12 Pwm + the low impedance adapter This is my main setup: Case: Fractal Define R5 with stock fans and a Noctua NF-F14. I removed the 5 hdd cage. CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 Blac...
by developer1
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is Seasonic S12II still a good option?
Replies: 23
Views: 17877

Re: Is Seasonic S12II still a good option?

I'm trying to decide if getting a be quiet straight power 10 is a good choice. be quiet! Straight Power 10 600W Modular - $80 (I mailed the manufacturer and said he would ship me another psu himself if I have to RMA it). What is making me hesitate are its chinese capacitors on the primary side. And...
by developer1
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define R4 vs Obsidian 550D vs ???
Replies: 20
Views: 11510

Re: Define R4 vs Obsidian 550D vs ???

Now that the R5 has got into the equation, this decision has got more difficult lol
by developer1
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define R5 review
Replies: 24
Views: 13440

Re: Define R5 review

R5 side panel picture: http://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/content/ ... w_full.jpg

Is it just me or the R4 had way thicker sound dampening panels?
by developer1
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is Seasonic S12II still a good option?
Replies: 23
Views: 17877

Re: Is Seasonic S12II still a good option?

...One thing I realised is that the XFX Black Edition 750 has an AD1212MB-A70GL fan which is not the San Ace 120mm fan fitted on the X-750. It's the same fan used in the S12II Yes, and the modular equivalent M12II series as well as more recent PSUs (the Seasonic S12G and G models). I have to jump i...
by developer1
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Real expereinces w/ GTX-750ti -- quiet?
Replies: 4
Views: 4623

Re: Real expereinces w/ GTX-750ti -- quiet?

What about Zotac GTX 750 Ti 2GB ZT-70601-10M acoustics? In this review it measured the same noise level than the Asus GTX 750ti (non strix), but that's the noise floor of their lab, so it doens't add many information The quiet one is the Asus Strix 750ti, but it's price puts it in direct competition...
by developer1
Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define R5 review
Replies: 24
Views: 13440

Re: Define R5 review

That was fast! So it is actually quieter and provides better cooling removing the bottom frontal hdd cage. The R4 is $69.99 at newegg blackfriday's sales. I'm trying to decide if getting that bargain or just waiting for the R5. As you stated, its major sounding improvement is due to the new differen...
by developer1
Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define R5 review
Replies: 24
Views: 13440

Re: Define R5 review

Am I the only one who likes the R4 better?
by developer1
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Finding a quiet PSU
Replies: 1
Views: 2182

Finding a quiet PSU

Hello, I'm looking for a quiet PSU that fits my system. I'm from Argentina and after a lot of research I couldn't find any quiet PSU here, so I have to ship it from USA. Shipping charges for any PSU would be about the same. The big downside is its warranty, I think I would not have any. I'm mailing ...
by developer1
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is Seasonic S12II still a good option?
Replies: 23
Views: 17877

Re: Is Seasonic S12II still a good option?

Bad news. I wen't to the store and it was the XTR750.. not the Black Edition Pro series. I haven't bought it, of course I've decided to buy a PSU from USA and ship it abroad, because there aren't many PSUs available here. The only reamining available option is the Corsair RM750, but it's overpowered...
by developer1
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Seasonic Snow Silent PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 4096

Re: New Seasonic Snow Silent PSU

Looks neat. I wonder if it will come in lower wattages

Their new S12II (350 and 430w) version also features an FDB fan. Looks that their are going to include it on every new psu, maybe?

Please don't hit me for bringing up the S12ii on a Platinium series PSU thread :P