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by baii
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Computex 2016: LTT spots next generation Noctua 120mm fan...
Replies: 5
Views: 2944

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

toke them three years to find a factory to make the fan and solve legal issues? :roll:

and the cult comments. :lol:
by baii
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Please advise me on a CPU cooler (Low Profile)
Replies: 12
Views: 5028

Re: Please advise me on a CPU cooler (Low Profile)

Considering the price, I would get the pallas. £20 can buy you a few different fan to replace the stock one "if" the stock one have some odd ball sound.
by baii
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unusual setup – case and placement recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 4504

Re: Unusual setup – case and placement recommendations

If you have always on hdd , they will most likeky to be the dominate noise. I dont really think energy consumption should be a real concern even if you are located energy expensive euro. Typically diy or off the shelf nas idle at 20-30w, which is like 2-3 led/ccfl bulb. And you can use network sleep...
by baii
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Computer is loud - I need to upgrade it
Replies: 28
Views: 10596

Re: Computer is loud - I need to upgrade it

Dark Rock pro 3 is overkill, I would get a 30-40 120/140 tower and be done with it. Look at true spirit 120 or cryorig h7 if height is limited.

Use the rest to upgrade to a better GPU? Maybe if you game.

Did you isolate which part is loudest BTW?
by baii
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair SFX Gold series released - SF450 and SF600
Replies: 18
Views: 8465

Re: Corsair SFX Gold series released - SF450 and SF600

The number look OK ish for a 92mm fan, 1k-1.3k is around slightly quieter than a quiet HDD. 350w will take a i5 + 970 at Max load.

Probably don't want hotter components if going sff anyways.
by baii
Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will Ninja 4 lose performance over time?
Replies: 17
Views: 6970

Re: Will Ninja 4 lose performance over time?

All (i think) of the thermalright have migrated to non-solder, I think they call it fin penetration or w.e. Don't see anyone complaining ~ and I think thermalright know what they are doing~. There were actually some debate (hr-02 change from solder to non-solder(hr02 macho) in 2012?) in the asian wo...
by baii
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU time!
Replies: 35
Views: 16265

Re: New PSU time!

Not sure how price work in euro, how about the g2 instead of p2? In the US, dropping from 600w to 500w usually only save one 10 usd on a 70-80 PSU. Personally, I wouldn't touch seasonic at high end, since it tend to whine here and there, even the latest revision. The chance maybe slim, but there is ...
by baii
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PWM desing of reference modern graphics cards
Replies: 12
Views: 4084

Re: PWM desing of reference modern graphics cards

I used the gelid one on 7970 290(x) and fury. All 3 can control arctic f9.
On the 290, I tried a few other fan like ss120, ty147a, slim scythe pwm and those all work. The ones that didn't work was nzxt x31 stock 120mm fan.
by baii
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Indigo XS vs. Prolimatech PK-3 from a silence perspective
Replies: 13
Views: 5405

Re: Indigo XS vs. Prolimatech PK-3 from a silence perspectiv

That s what happen on some of my heatsink with copper base.
by baii
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Indigo XS vs. Prolimatech PK-3 from a silence perspective
Replies: 13
Views: 5405

Re: Indigo XS vs. Prolimatech PK-3 from a silence perspectiv

Make me want to re do paste, I had a tube of pk3 back when I used laptops where every degree counts. I also have a big tube of creamique 2 for maintaining computer around the house. I used creamique 2 for my new computer just because it is cheaper. Pk3 seems to leave some black substance on the heat...
by baii
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalnoise?
Replies: 36
Views: 8967

Re: Antec Solo II + GTX 980Ti: any way to optimize thermalno

A little extreme but not that extreme is to remove the GPU fan shroud and tie some 25mm thick fan, 2 x120mm or 3 x90mm.
by baii
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Mac Pro Case for PC, is this real?
Replies: 14
Views: 5495

Re: New Mac Pro Case for PC, is this real?

I am not really familiar with the Mac pro layout, but if just going by look, it had already been done, by the Chinese.

Did not really read through the kickstarter.
by baii
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Water vs air | fractal r5 vs Silverstone ft02 vs nanoxia ds6
Replies: 5
Views: 2037

Re: Water vs air | fractal r5 vs Silverstone ft02 vs nanoxia

pump noise, try slow it down, if that doesn't work, then air ~

Nas performance, if money no objective, simple, 10gb lan.
by baii
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for upgrade after 6 years, shopping list help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 2200

Re: Time for upgrade after 6 years, shopping list help neede

I guess it is a good time to get a new PSU, maybe a passive one. NVENC or AMD VEC don't seem to get any love for x264, so you can probably dump the separate GPU if just for encoding. For editing, it will depend what the software package you like more, opencl or cuda. Complete passive CPU cooling is ...
by baii
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: EVGA Hybrid vs. EVGA ACX vs other brands for noise levels?
Replies: 9
Views: 4232

Re: EVGA Hybrid vs. EVGA ACX vs other brands for noise level

The pump tend to be the dominate noise during idle. The best air cooling card probably is the zotac amp extend or msi lightning.
by baii
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet workstation - case and cooler?
Replies: 8
Views: 2669

Re: Quiet workstation - case and cooler?

Typical 1g nic can push close to 100MB/s which is close to single 7200 drive. If you mostly work within the scratch disk, would that be enough? Otherwise, 10g nic seems to be a justified investment for you. I am not sure if 10g nic can do direct client to client, if it does, then you can just get 2 ...
by baii
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC
Replies: 36
Views: 13386

Re: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC

Custom pico PSU seem to be popular in china, I read up they had pico PSU "rated 500w", when pair with Dell 240w, they have no problem running a non k i5 and 970. that is not possible. you can not get more watts from dc/dc PSU than what the brick puts out. (in fact, you will always get less, due to ...
by baii
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC
Replies: 36
Views: 13386

Re: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC

Custom pico PSU seem to be popular in china, I read up they had pico PSU "rated 500w", when pair with Dell 240w, they have no problem running a non k i5 and 970.
by baii
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to reduce noise of Asus R9 280x Directcu II
Replies: 10
Views: 4257

Re: How to reduce noise of Asus R9 280x Directcu II

3x 90mmx25mm fan, zip tie screw.

New thermal paste does help to varying degrees depending on how it was done.

You can also try under volt to reduce the heat output, assuming you aren't trying to squeeze the last fps out.
by baii
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: One cable beats my months of effort.
Replies: 1
Views: 8135

One cable beats my months of effort.

Since I start building, I was plagued by GPU coil whine issue. I have had thought to put my whole computer in the closet with a 15ft cable, which never underwent because I was "confidence" I can build a silent rig w.o the use of "cheat". After months of swaping/rmaing/mounting fans for GPU(at least ...
by baii
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC
Replies: 36
Views: 13386

Re: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC

You can get pcie extension cable to fit the GPU.

Trying to go small and maintain a low budget don't mate well together.
by baii
Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC
Replies: 36
Views: 13386

Re: Low-cost low wattage light gaming passive PC

For low budget with some grapic power, I will go these 2 route.

1. Skylake i3 or g4500 with its iGPU

2. Haswell celeron/g3258 with a dedicated gpu.

The am1 platform is not worth adding extra component(a gpu) on.
by baii
Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: High Pressure Fans - radiator
Replies: 9
Views: 3312

Re: High Pressure Fans - radiator

Motherboard header with splitter is fine for dc controlled gentle typhoon since they run with low amp, otherwise, they are selling pwm version, and both is around the same price. Personally I think they hum rather awfully when not decoupled/suspended, but that's just me. Thicker rad have rather bad ...
by baii
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal intro's Define Nano S Mini-ITX
Replies: 25
Views: 11576

Re: Fractal intro's Define Nano S Mini-ITX

Talking about feature?

idk, maybe try to fit good wifi on a microATX board w.o adpater card? :lol:
by baii
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus 9-series, you can't read cpu core temp, really?
Replies: 1
Views: 2182

Asus 9-series, you can't read cpu core temp, really?

Long story short, my main use a z97-ar with speedfan and everything is awesome, including the 2 mode fan control. So now I am building a htpc/general use pc for family and grabbed a h97i-plus, everything is mostly smooth sail (except maybe the cpu fan happen to don't have 2 mode, but it gonna have p...
by baii
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How I silenced a Dell U2410 monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 5040

Re: How I silenced a Dell U2410 monitor

baii, might be a bad version. My U2711 doesn't hum and I always thought the backlight's brightness was voltage controlled, or least with a very hight frequency PWM signal. It is only audible at relative close distance in absolute silence or if I tip my ear on it. As I said, I only noticed it recent...
by baii
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How I silenced a Dell U2410 monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 5040

Re: How I silenced a Dell U2410 monitor

Nice, but too complicated for me to do :shock: rather sell the u2711 and get something elze xd. I like my ccfl very much, only recently discover the hum with a new silent pc. My u2711 stop humming at 79-80 mark. I lower the brightness with the rgb gain, (with a calibator). I don't really mind the he...
by baii
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacement fans for Scythe Kotetsu and Fractal Define R5
Replies: 20
Views: 11010

Re: Replacement fans for Scythe Kotetsu and Fractal Define R

I don't know how close the slipstream resemble the glidestream, but the ss click in both type of control.
by baii
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal Design Dynamic GP-14 ticking noise?
Replies: 5
Views: 4282

Re: Fractal Design Dynamic GP-14 ticking noise?

I got 2 with the define s, one of them have ticking sort of bearing noise.