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by keif
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS:Rosewill SilentNight/Kingwin STR-500 PSU, Scythe Tatsumi
Replies: 1
Views: 9392

FS:Rosewill SilentNight/Kingwin STR-500 PSU, Scythe Tatsumi

Update: Rosewill PSU sold Hi guys. Haven't been around here in awhile but I recently changed my system around and have these parts that I'm looking to sell. First is a Rosewill SilentNight 500W PSU. These are rebadged Kingwin STR-500s, both of which have been reviewed by the SPCR team and are great ...
by keif
Tue May 09, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DAN A4-SFX
Replies: 10
Views: 19533

Re: DAN A4-SFX

Also, if you wanted something a bit more elegant for the CPU fan shroud, you could buy a cheap fan, cut out the actual fan, and use the shroud to seal it to the side panel. Maybe throw in some form of a rubber or foam gasket in there too.
by keif
Tue May 09, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DAN A4-SFX
Replies: 10
Views: 19533

Re: DAN A4-SFX

Cool to see an A4 here. I've been eyeing it but I've been a bit put off by the CPU cooler options and price/availability.

Do you need 1.2v for stability? My 4670k can do 4200mhz at 1.050v which would help reduce temps and noise even more. Might even help with the SF450 fan noise a bit.
by keif
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SFX power supplies?
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

Re: SFX power supplies?

Would like to see this, as well; even if they just tested the noise levels. I only need ~200W but I'm still using my Rosewill SilentNight because I've not read good things about these new higher power SFX PSUs.
by keif
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

Did you have any trouble fitting it in? I actually had to remove the fan shroud to get it in into the PCIe slot. Luckily, it just clips on with two tabs on each end. Otherwise I would have been screwed. Are you using NVMe drives btw? Can't see any 2,5" drives. My case only has one detachable suppor...
by keif
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

Ah, that's funny! Nice build! I'm also using Slipstreams. :D Did you have any trouble fitting it in? I actually had to remove the fan shroud to get it in into the PCIe slot. Luckily, it just clips on with two tabs on each end. Otherwise I would have been screwed. Also, I forgot that Lawrence reviewe...
by keif
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

Oh, that is interesting. I had the 960 one and it was pretty good. I remember it running around 1100rpm and 70c at full load.

Looked nice with the backplate and fit in my U2, as well.
by keif
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Monitor Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2773

Re: Monitor Questions

The BenQ GW2765HT sounds like a good option for you. It's 27", 1440p, 60hz, IPS, 10-bit (8-bit with dithering), no PWM dimming on the back light, good color accuracy and contrast, VESA mount, decent build quality, and a 3 year warranty. It doesn't have USB ports though if that's something you wanted...
by keif
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

I just installed the twin turbo III in my ncase and works perfectly. I will have to do some more testing but temps and noise is way down. It is a tight fit though and I will have find some way of connecting the usb 3.0 header again. RAM clearance could also potentially pose a problem. Oh, my bad, I...
by keif
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

So I was bored and did a quick mock-up in Photoshop with the Arctic Mono and EVGA SC/Founders Edition PCB which I've attached below. I scaled them to size and it looks like it will fit as I described in my last post. You might to have to trim the fins on the PCI slot side and possibly around the DVI...
by keif
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

Well using a standard 25mm fan seems to be a bust. With an NF-A9 it was running at 83c and 1600rpm and it was actually louder than the stock fan. I think this is likely because there's only about 3mm between the bottom of the Rosewill U2 with a 25mm fan which you can see here , the shroud on the NF...
by keif
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut TIM Test
Replies: 5
Views: 4165

Re: My Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut TIM Test

I did another comparison and the results weren't nearly as dramatic.

I've updated the original post.
by keif
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut TIM Test
Replies: 5
Views: 4165

Re: My Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut TIM Test

That is on a CPU with a heat spreader and an aftermarket cooler with a backplate so likely a higher mounting pressure. Those are also much lower load temperatures - I wonder if that would make a difference. Albeit a bit skeptical, I'm also very curious about the mounting pressure. OTOH I'm more ske...
by keif
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut TIM Test
Replies: 5
Views: 4165

Re: My Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut TIM Test

I'm curious to hear your thoughts about this or any other experiences with Kryonaut. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=68784&p=597247#p597247 http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=68784&p=597210#p597210 Oh nice! That is on a CPU with a heat spreader and a...
by keif
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

I also removed the foam from underneath the fan and I didn't notice a significant increase in noise. Maybe at 1600+ RPM there's a slight increase in resonance and low frequency humming.
by keif
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

I didn't want to derail this thread too much with a wall of text and attachments so I posted my results with the Kryonaut here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=69384 I measured an average temperature drop of 3c and 200 RPM. And with a similar fan speed, a 5c drop. Not huge ...
by keif
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut TIM Test
Replies: 5
Views: 4165

My Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut TIM Test

Update: I had a little bit of Scythe paste left and wanted to test this again. The results weren't as dramatic. This time I did the testing at 1300rpm. First I ran Valley with Kryonaut application from the last test and then switched to the Scythe paste. GPU-Z only showed a 1c increase in the averag...
by keif
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

Well using a standard 25mm fan seems to be a bust. With an NF-A9 it was running at 83c and 1600rpm and it was actually louder than the stock fan. I think this is likely because there's only about 3mm between the bottom of the Rosewill U2 with a 25mm fan which you can see here , the shroud on the NF-...
by keif
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

I went to try my NF-A9 on the 1060 last night and discovered that it uses a different fan plug. Luckily Gelid has an adapter for it though which I've ordered. I also pulled the heat sink off out of curiosity. Pictures here: http://imgur.com/a/PK5xx Seems odd that the GPU is only inline with one of t...
by keif
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1080 boost clock stuck at low speeds after PC has been
Replies: 1
Views: 1579

Re: GTX 1080 boost clock stuck at low speeds after PC has be

This probably isn't the appropriate site or forum for diagnostics and problems but I have a few suggestions: First, I would suspect any software utilities like MSI Afterburner, Precision X, Asus AI Suite, etc. If you have any of those, make sure they're not on auto start, restart your PC if they wer...
by keif
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

I think I'm going to have to fit a 25mm fan on it. Can't you tie the case fans to the GPU temp (instead of CPU one)? Not the GPU, from what I can remember. I think I can use the motherboard temperature sensor but I'm not sure how well that would work and I'm hesitant to try it. I'll have to double ...
by keif
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

No problem. Glad to help. :) That's too bad on the pricing. In the US the MSI Gaming 1060 is only 20usd more than the EVGA ACX which is pretty reasonable. I tried CSGO today and that didn't go as well as GTA V did. Because it's less CPU intensive, the CPU doesn't heat up, and therefore the case fans...
by keif
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

I received it yesterday and my first impressions are very good so far and very close to Legitreviews findings. I'll just leave a few notes for now. I put it in my PS07 which has no sound dampening and I have it on my desk about 2.5 feet from my head - side panels are on. All other components in it a...
by keif
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

Snagged the EVGA SC ACX from Newegg today! Got it for $239 shipped after the paypal discount. Excited but I am a little concerned about it though. The temps and fan speeds from LegitReviews seem too good to be true but JayzTwoCents also reviewed it and the found the temperatures at 63c in gaming at ...
by keif
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

More good news on the EVGA SC. Legit Reviews received the new bios and tested it. It now idles at 37c with the fan off and during gaming they measured 74c at just 1000rpm. http://www.legitreviews.com/nvidia-evga-geforce-gtx-1060-video-card-review_184301/11?thing=thingthingthing Previously, it was li...
by keif
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

Thanks, lalib. That sounds pretty good. It's more like a really light scraping and it's constant - from the ball-bearing fans I've heard, at least. Good knews on the EVGA SC. The product manager on their forum said they are going to be updating it to have a 0db idle fan mode which I'm guessing means...
by keif
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

MSI Gaming X 1060 Messing around with MSI Afterburner looks like it won't let me go below 25% which is 625 RPM by default. Of course the fans completely stop below 60C. Playing around with it further I set it to 21% fan speed = 520sih RPM, fluctuates by about 10RPM, dunno if this is normal. Below 2...
by keif
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

Also, OC3D has the Zotac AMP which is a two heatpipe, dual fan design and it appears to perform very poorly - far worse than the EVGA SC which is odd. He has a GPU-Z screenshot of it running at 78c and 1800rpm and mentioned it was as loud as the Founders Edition and it was 8c hotter in their compari...
by keif
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 51569

Re: GTX 1060 Compilation Thread

The short version from EVGA looks pretty capable in terms of acoustics but look at the minimum fan speed. Again stupidly high. http://www.legitreviews.com/nvidia-evga-geforce-gtx-1060-video-card-review_184301/11 http://www.legitreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/evga-GTX1060-Temps-645x407.jpg Y...
by keif
Sat May 28, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 271
Views: 334806

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

keif wrote:Both my Dell P2214H and P2414H are totally silent, as others have experienced. Can't hear anything with my ear right up to it at any brightness.
Recently upgraded to a BenQ GW2765HT. Also completely inaudible to me - can't hear a thing from it at any brightness setting.