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by Joxx
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Mini Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 6515

Re: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Mini Tower

The ATX version of this case is simply gorgeous http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-EVOLV-ATX.html
but it suffers from the same stupid design flaws.
They have another ATX with the same interior https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zheXtXgpCUg
this one branded "budget", go figure.
by Joxx
Sun May 03, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Carbide 500R Performance Mid-Tower
Replies: 5
Views: 15227

Re: Corsair Carbide 500R Performance Mid-Tower

Demciflex has a set of filters for this case. The side one is a must, otherwise that fan will be a dust magnet. It should reduce noise a bit too. https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CM-047-DF&campaign=affiliate/tag The 200mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro will fit the screw holes on the side...
by Joxx
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case
Replies: 14
Views: 7789

Re: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case

Thanks for the article. This is one of the most elegant cases on sale, but it is soooo airflow restricted. It's difficult to understand the design choices when the Fractal R4 was there as an example of how to balance silence and airflow. The H440 even had the advantage of a top cover, but they waste...
by Joxx
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 48250

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

I wonder how different it would be replacing the stock case fans with 3x Noiseblocker Multiframe.
Also I don't understand why one GPU is so much hotter than the other (I presume GPU1 is the one upper on the motherboard).
by Joxx
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: As you get older are you planning for bad times?
Replies: 34
Views: 28799

Re: As you get older are you planning for bad times?

After WW2 the Western World embarked in what I can only call a Socialist madness, the so called Welfare States. By the late sixties it was already apparent the system was insolvent. The Bretton Woods (and with it the Gold Standard) was abandoned, Central Banks and the financial system were given fre...
by Joxx
Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Easiest, simplest micro-ATX to build silent PC in?
Replies: 11
Views: 5248

Re: Easiest, simplest micro-ATX to build silent PC in?

I would go with the Fractal Node 804. It's well built with quality panels, it has a thick top dust filter and a front cover which helps dampen noise. The secondary chamber will allow for a fanless PSU because it would sit horizontally and there's the rear and top grills to let warm out. The SSDs/HDD...
by Joxx
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Phanteks PH-TC14S & Cryorig C1 CPU Coolers
Replies: 4
Views: 5070

Re: Phanteks PH-TC14S & Cyrorig C1 CPU Coolers

I wonder if a silent 120mm fan would do a proper job here (with the Phanteks PH-TC14S). I like these dual tower heatsinks with single fan. The reason is that with the fan protected on both sides it doesn't suffer from the top case fan interference, as you can see here: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardwa...
by Joxx
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 55
Views: 61811

Re: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide

The parts for the crossfire version are coming. Two possibilities pursued w/ fullcover waterblock on 2nd 290 (and X actually) -- using 6 fans on radiator on push-pull mode or adding a 2-fan radiator in the loop in front. The latter will assure good cooling, and perhaps little-or-no increase in nois...
by Joxx
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 55
Views: 61811

Re: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide

Great article! Thank you.

There's a typo at the beginning of page 6, the Intel i5 is 4690 and not 4790 (you meant the i7 I suppose).
by Joxx
Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer
Replies: 40
Views: 21439

Re: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer

@MikeC
Would you consider a build with the Fractal Node 804? I find it the best cube case at the moment.
by Joxx
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer
Replies: 40
Views: 21439

Re: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer

There's a typo in page 5.
The legend of the first photo says the fans are of 92mm (they are 120s).
by Joxx
Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer
Replies: 40
Views: 21439

Re: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer

Epic article! Many thanks.

I wonder what would happen if you had all fans as intake (with the Noctuas blowing to the rear).
by Joxx
Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mini-ITX Gamer Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 28375

Re: Quiet Mini-ITX Gamer Build Guide

I totally disagree with the choice of PSU for this case. The top vent is covered by the motherboard tray and there's no fan blowing on the down side (lots of cabling there anyway). The Seasonic would be a good choice for the Fractal R5 with a second front fan and lots of back vents to let the warm o...
by Joxx
Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 39358

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

Thanks for the review, the R5 is definitely a winner. There's a typo in the second paragraph: In the middle of our work on that system, we took delivery of a sample of the new Fractal Design Define R5, the next generation of the R4 which will be in the stores in December. A 10-minute examination was...
by Joxx
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 34554

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

Thanks Mike.
by Joxx
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 34554

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

MikeC wrote:GPU Tweak allows up to 5 custom profiles to be saved. When rebooted, it goes back to the last profile used.
Is that reboot the PC with GPU Tweak as a startup program?
by Joxx
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 34554

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

My Afterburner profile is persistent on my 650 Ti at least. Past versions of Afterburner would fail to start with Windows after a reboot, but the card would follow the profile I had set up manually anyway. I don't know if Afterburner saves the profile onboard the card, but that would be my guess. T...
by Joxx
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define R5 review
Replies: 24
Views: 13171

Re: Define R5 review

I think this R5 is brilliantly designed, with lots of small yet important improvements like the non-restrictive HDD cages or the large grilled vents at the back. I bet that a second intake fan bellow the included one would be sufficient to lower temps dramatically, creating positive pressure and exh...
by Joxx
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 34554

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

Just one question.

If we use GPU Tweak (or MSI Afterburner) to create a custom fan profile does the utility have to start with Windows? Or does it store the changes somewhere?

Thanks.
by Joxx
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 34554

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

You're right, it took a while to find the particular screen on GPU Tweak, but I have it running now. Looks like the minimum speed the fan will run at on AUTO even with user defined fan profile is 35%. So it is set to turn on at 65C @ 35%, then 38% at 80C. and 50% at 100C -- the last just in case. N...
by Joxx
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 34554

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

Hi Lawrence, thanks for the review.

Just one thing. Are you sure you can't create a fan profile with GPU Tweak?
See this review:
http://www.overclockers.com/asus-strix- ... ard-review