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by mikeb
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mid-range Gaming and Linux Workstation PC
Replies: 9
Views: 3460

Re: Mid-range Gaming and Linux Workstation PC

[*]Does anyone know of any Linux compatibility issues with the Z170-A? I can't say specifically for this board, but I can say that Asus is FAR better with linux and they regularly update their bios, and I currently have an Asus board running solus linux. Based on personal experience earlier this ye...
by mikeb
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Current state of fan (brands)
Replies: 9
Views: 4796

Re: Current state of fan (brands)

Has anyone tried out the new BeQuiet Silent Wings 3, or the new Corsair ML120 ?
by mikeb
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Current state of fan (brands)
Replies: 9
Views: 4796

Re: Current state of fan (brands)

- Scythe... I have 2x Scythe Slipstream that came with a cooler. One of them definitely makes noise (The tu tu tu tu tu tu kind of noise) the other one I don't know. Same experience with the Slipstreams. One was fine but 2 others make a loud and audible clicking noises above 600rpm. Also looking fo...
by mikeb
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Linux/Windows powerful and quiet PC
Replies: 5
Views: 5702

Re: Linux/Windows powerful and quiet PC

I would avoid AsRock Z170 boards with Linux based systems based on personal experience. The BIOS bug described below is still not resolved for some AsRock boards as of last week. The linux mint link mentions you can email their support for a custom internal linux build of the BIOS, which they use in...
by mikeb
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which manufacturer has the best BIOS fan control?
Replies: 10
Views: 6359

Re: Which manufacturer has the best BIOS fan control?

Just a heads up with the AsRock motherboards running linux. I am seeing constant excessive CPU usage(~12%) with the systemd journal(ie most ubuntu/redhat/debian distros) logging several thousand BIOS errors per second. This is with the latest AsRock BIOS and all updates applied. It appears to have b...
by mikeb
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Updated 120/140mm intake fan suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 4770

Re: Updated 120/140mm intake fan suggestions?

1 - Does Slip Stream 120 PWM produce any relevant clicky noise? I just purchased a pair of brand new SlipStream 120mm PWM and one of them has quite a rattle, which I think is a bearing noise? I can hear it from 5 feet away. The other has the same sort of noise but it's hardly noticeable even with m...
by mikeb
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A Small Silent Linux Workstation
Replies: 5
Views: 3109

Re: A Small Silent Linux Workstation

Thanks Abula! Sorry for the long time between posting, I've been tied up with work and doing some research on the options. I've gone ahead and ordered the Scythe SlipStream fans, they look like an excellent and affordable option. For the motherboard I'm going with the ASRock Z170M Extreme4 MATX over...
by mikeb
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compact mATX case recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 7702

Re: Compact mATX case recommendation?

RAIJINTEK STYX?
by mikeb
Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A Small Silent Linux Workstation
Replies: 5
Views: 3109

A Small Silent Linux Workstation

Hello, so I bit the bullet so to speak and purchased a new CaseLabs BH4 because of the portable nature, compact size and direct airflow. The primary use is for general software development. Here's the build I'm planning. CPU: Intel i7 6700 CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S Motherboard: AsRock MATX (not sure...
by mikeb
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cerberus - Crowdfunded mATX Case
Replies: 5
Views: 5184

Re: Cerberus - Crowdfunded mATX Case

Olaf van der Spek wrote:I'd swear someone posted here that Lian-Li was being subcontracted for this case..
I believe that's the nCase. Cerberus was supposed to be produced by Sliger Designs in Nevada.
by mikeb
Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Computex 2016: LTT spots next generation Noctua 120mm fan...
Replies: 5
Views: 3148

Re: Computex 2016: LTT spots next generation Noctua 120mm fa

Corsair also announced some fans with maglev bearings, supposedly less noise?

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/corsai ... 31977.html
https://youtu.be/dVKvfs2zvxg?t=3m3s

Is magnetic an actual improvement or is this just marketing?
by mikeb
Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thoughts on Jonsbo RM3
Replies: 4
Views: 4832

Re: Thoughts on Jonsbo RM3

I love the design, especially the small size for mATX and the tower form factor. I considered purchasing it, but ultimately didn't because of cost to import to USA and primarily poor airflow concerns. The glass is very pretty and I would no doubt find a way to break it. Looking at the limited fan in...
by mikeb
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A couple of cool fanless cases from Streacom
Replies: 8
Views: 7730

A couple of cool fanless cases from Streacom

Quite nice looking, personally I would love a DB2 for mATX with fans+airflow from bottom to top.

DB2 - http://www.fanlesstech.com/2016/06/excl ... m-db2.html

DB4 - http://www.streacom.com/products/db4-fanless-chassis/
by mikeb
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet ITX gaming build - advice are welcome )
Replies: 13
Views: 5027

Re: Quiet ITX gaming build - advice are welcome )

PSU: 600W is excessive for such a configuration (under heavy gaming use power draw might be around 200W) and though it may have a fanless mode, when that little fan starts up you'll hear it. Consider using an SFX-L PSU as the 120mm fan will allow it to be quieter, eg. Silverstone SX-500-LG. I've re...
by mikeb
Sun May 08, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A Silent CaseLabs Bullet?
Replies: 7
Views: 7899

Re: A Silent CaseLabs Bullet?

what do you (generic/royal) have to do with such a box?
Nothing much other than just saw the announcement today, casually searching for a somewhat compact silent m-atx case for a new build. Not really impressed with anything on the market.
by mikeb
Sat May 07, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A Silent CaseLabs Bullet?
Replies: 7
Views: 7899

A Silent CaseLabs Bullet?

Here's an interesting new line of cases, especially for me the 22L matx version. It's very open and airflow looks good, but only 145mm cpu cooler support.

http://www.caselabs-store.com/bullet-bh4-matx-case/

Any thoughts on potential as a silent case?
by mikeb
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent mATX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 14944

Re: Silent mATX build?

At any rate, I'd give a look to the Raijintek Styx, as it would look one of the most interesting mATX options, particulaly if you reverse the fans flow, as seen sometimes on Raijintek Methis' builds. Probably the only real limit is that it sports just 1 stock fan, and it's wrongly oriented (you can...
by mikeb
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define Mini or ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5220

Re: Define Mini or ?

I don't have any experience with it, but the Raijintek STYX is a similar matx case I've been considering. There are a couple other threads on SPR on the mitx version of it, Metis, and it seems quite nice.
by mikeb
Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with Metis Skylake build
Replies: 9
Views: 3084

Re: Help with Metis Skylake build

This is almost exactly the same build I am currently considering. Would you consider a slightly larger case? I was looking at the Raijintek STYX rather than the Metis. Sure it's a bit larger, but has roof ventilation and more space for drives and future expansion. Here's a good review https://www.yo...
by mikeb
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet stylish micro-atx case
Replies: 5
Views: 6002

Re: Quiet stylish micro-atx case

I just came across the Raijintek Styx with might also work. Does anyone have any thoughts on it?
by mikeb
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet stylish micro-atx case
Replies: 5
Views: 6002

Re: Quiet stylish micro-atx case

I came across this Jonsbo RM3 case the other day and love that it's compact micro-atx and stylish. Can't say for sure on airflow/silence and unfortunately have been unable to find it available for sale in the US.

http://www.jonsbo.com/en/products_32.html
by mikeb
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet & Small: Core V1 or Node 304 or anything else?
Replies: 10
Views: 6076

Re: Quiet & Small: Core V1 or Node 304 or anything else?

Mars Warrior wrote: the Kotetsu CPU cooler. Haven't checked if that one actually fits the Node btw.
It should fit. Fractal's site says Node 304 supports up to 165mm tall coolers, and the Kotetsu is 160mm.
by mikeb
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet & Small: Core V1 or Node 304 or anything else?
Replies: 10
Views: 6076

Re: Quiet & Small: Core V1 or Node 304 or anything else?

Thank you Abula for the awesome answer! I will definitely take your advice on choosing the most silent components and probably with SSD as well. My desire for the super fast SSD is because I'm a software dev who will be running vmware virtual machines and compiles quite often, but I would probably b...
by mikeb
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet & Small: Core V1 or Node 304 or anything else?
Replies: 10
Views: 6076

Re: Quiet & Small: Core V1 or Node 304 or anything else?

Or the SilverStone RVZ01: A Mini Raven There is also the newer RVZ02 which looks quite good, and it's currently available. http://www.silverstonetek.com/raven/products/index.php?model=RVZ02&area=en&top=C I have 2 questions about this newer version. How silent it can be with exposed fans? And would ...
by mikeb
Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: It looks like Silverstone PS07-E could be the next big hit!
Replies: 19
Views: 8675

Re: It looks like Silverstone PS07-E could be the next big h

Interesting case. I came across a video of this case tonight. https://youtu.be/xZDZoqbL_78?t=1m40s Also found a page with a picture of the specs, which say it's 42.3 Liters and 450mm tall. http://www.vmodtech.com/th/article/silverstone-booth-computex-taipei-2015/page/2 So it's about the same height ...
by mikeb
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Custom Silent Case Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Custom Silent Case Videos

Hello, long time reader and first time poster, I really enjoy SPCR! So tonight, as I was searching for case videos, I came across this cool series of videos showing a build out of an aluminum silent case, and thought the community would be interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZoX7glIAS4&inde...