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by resistante
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which motherboards allow for underclocking and/or TDP-down?
Replies: 0
Views: 12931

Which motherboards allow for underclocking and/or TDP-down?

Which motherboards or chipsets (if all motherboards with a given chipset do) support undeclocking to lower heat production of the CPU? I'm mostly interested in Skylake and Kaby Lake (LGA1151) motherboards, but also Haswell (LGA1150). Alternatively, which motherboards support the TDP-down feature int...
by resistante
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is there a heat difference between different 35W T CPUs?
Replies: 1
Views: 4293

Is there a heat difference between different 35W T CPUs?

Fe. does a Coffee Lake Celeron produce the same amount of maximum (CPU stress, GPU not taken into account) heat (for the heatsink to dissipate) as Coffee Lake Pentium, Haswell Celeron and Haswell Pentium? All of these CPUs in their 35W T versions. If not, how big are the differences, is it something...
by resistante
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to lower brightness in Linux to eliminate whining?
Replies: 6
Views: 6031

Re: How to lower brightness in Linux to eliminate whining?

Klusu, this works pretty well, although it changes colors somewhat which isn't ideal and also completely doesn't cooperate with redshift (blue light reducer) which disables the brightness change every 5 seconds, if I run it in infinite loop it will just flash bright light at me every 5 seconds. I wo...
by resistante
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to lower brightness in Linux to eliminate whining?
Replies: 6
Views: 6031

Re: How to lower brightness in Linux to eliminate whining?

Any idea how to do this on Debian 9 with GNOME? There's nothing in /sys/class/backlight. There's no xorg.conf or xorg.conf.d in /etc/X11. Doing xbacklight -set 50 does nothing. Same if I put Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "intel" Option "Backlight" "intel_backlight" EndSection i...
by resistante
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic 12 Passive with non-T Celeron G?
Replies: 3
Views: 4554

Re: Arctic 12 Passive with non-T Celeron G?

I can also buy 35W Ivy Bridge Celeron G1610T or Haswell Pentium T. I can buy another non-fanless heatsink and use it without a fan.

What I want to know is how much do the T versions differ thermally and if this heatsink can cool them adequately.
by resistante
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest Micro ATX cases with multiple PCI expansion slots?
Replies: 3
Views: 13119

Smallest Micro ATX cases with multiple PCI expansion slots?

At least two PCI expansion slots. I'd be grateful for as many recommendations as possible. Price is a very important factor.
by resistante
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest Mini ITX cases with PCI expansion slot?
Replies: 0
Views: 12915

Smallest Mini ITX cases with PCI expansion slot?

I'd be grateful for as many recommendations as possible. Price is a very important factor.
by resistante
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic 12 Passive with non-T Celeron G?
Replies: 3
Views: 4554

Re: Arctic 12 Passive with non-T Celeron G?

I'm only interested in heatsinks and I already have everything else bought.
by resistante
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to lower brightness in Linux to eliminate whining?
Replies: 6
Views: 6031

How to lower brightness in Linux to eliminate whining?

I've read https://www.silentpcreview.com/stop_lcd_whine

It works for my monitor, but it's too bright. How can I lower brightness in Linux? I use Intel integrated graphics.
by resistante
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic 12 Passive with non-T Celeron G?
Replies: 3
Views: 4554

Arctic 12 Passive with non-T Celeron G?

I'm thinking of buying Arctic Alpine 12 Passive and a full power Celeron G (Haswell, Skylake or Kaby Lake, they are just 0.2/0.3GHz higher clocked than the T 35W versions) and put them in Cooler Master Elite 110 without any fans inside (nothing producing much heat inside, no GPU, some HDD, fanless S...
by resistante
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tips for Building a PC for Audio Work (for 2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 6365

Re: Tips for Building a PC for Audio Work (for 2019)

Seriously, fans and ATX PSUs in a proffesional studio in 2018?! If you want to do audio work and care about the sound quality. Buy a fanless PC, you'll pay about the same as for a normal one, but it will have better sound characteristics. Buy one of those passive heatsink cases, they are very small ...
by resistante
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is it normal that my Seasonic X-400 SS-400FL has coil whine?
Replies: 2
Views: 5589

Is it normal that my Seasonic X-400 SS-400FL has coil whine?

When I have my ear next to the back of the case (where the power cord goes) I hear loud coil whine. In this ear position it's difficult to distinguish Intel box cooler (even at its highest speed) from the PSU. In comparison to 90-120W laptop bricks it's louder and much more rich in detail, laptop br...
by resistante
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Using unofficial modular cables for PSU. Is it safe?
Replies: 3
Views: 5663

Using unofficial modular cables for PSU. Is it safe?

Say, I have Seasonic SS-400FL, but no Molex nor PCI-E cables for it, just 2 SATA cables. Is it a good idea to buy few of those SATA->Molex adapters and attach them to one of the SATA connectors,hen attach a Molex->PCIe adapter and connect GPU, fans, HDDs to these adapters? Is anything going to burn,...
by resistante
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Semi-passive PSU effectively fanless in a 160W machine?
Replies: 5
Views: 6212

Re: Semi-passive PSU effectively fanless in a 160W machine?

Will CORSAIR RM550x or its older version RM550 be fully fanless in my system? I couldn't find any info on when the fan turns on in it... Even 20% * 550W is just 110W. Full ATX will probably be cheaper though. Does this picoPSU come with a power brick with efficiency level V? No info on that. And how...
by resistante
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Semi-passive PSU effectively fanless in a 160W machine?
Replies: 5
Views: 6212

Re: Semi-passive PSU effectively fanless in a 160W machine?

The case is Cooler Master Elite 110. Sometimes with a fan or two, sometimes without any, even on the CPU, if Celeron G will be used, I'll put Arctic Passive (or another passive heatsink if there are any you recommend) on it.

Use case: NAS, ZFS, occasional extremely heavy torrenting.
by resistante
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Semi-passive PSU effectively fanless in a 160W machine?
Replies: 5
Views: 6212

Semi-passive PSU effectively fanless in a 160W machine?

I'm looking for a semi-passive PSU that I can be sure will always stay fanless in my machine. The machine will be sometimes running without any fans, so PSU's temp may be higher than with fans. The most power hungry it can ever get is this: Pentium G 54W 2xDDR3 4x3.5" HDD 1x140mm, 2x80mm fans mini-I...
by resistante
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and case
Replies: 16
Views: 7005

Re: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and

Does anyone have any idea how I can attach this sort of a DC-DC board to Cooler Master Elite 110? http://chieftec.eu/en/psus/external-psu/cdp-120itx.html It's not simply a bigger ATX20pin plug like PicoPSU, but a small board that has to be attached to something in the case. This would be the most ef...
by resistante
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and case
Replies: 16
Views: 7005

Re: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and

Is there a way to do higher-level checksumming for normal files of various type (any type) similarly comfortably (because the set of files constantly changes and is modified, moved etc., think of it as the disk you have in your PC)?
by resistante
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and case
Replies: 16
Views: 7005

Re: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and

it's more important to use a server mobo and ECC RAM How is this going to help if my PC has non-ECC RAM? The correct file is sent to my PC, I edit it, my RAM flips a bit, I save it back to the NAS, NAS reports it as correct even though it has ECC. I lost data due to bad sectors a lot of times. Find...
by resistante
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and case
Replies: 16
Views: 7005

Re: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and

This is not a torrentbox and those will be just a few percent max of the data on it for the majority of time. I will put there dozens of thousands of them once in a year for a few days/weeks, but that's all the heavy lifting torrent-wise. It's a NAS. I really want to know whether my other data is co...
by resistante
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and case
Replies: 16
Views: 7005

Re: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and

mingv7v , encryption is very easy on resources, the performance hit is close to none. On Celeron J, I don't think it would be higher than 10% CPU usage. Celeron G is much faster than Celeron J. ECC won't prevent data corruption completely if other devices (like the PC you connect to the NAS) that m...
by resistante
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and case
Replies: 16
Views: 7005

Re: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and

It's Poland. Some shops are allegro.pl, morele.net, komputronik.pl, proline.pl, skapiec.pl, ceneo.pl The OS will be Linux. I'm asking about the weight of the PSU solely because of mobility concerns, although I don't know if 3kg can make a noticeable discomfort without the unit at hand. The price of ...
by resistante
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 11636

Re: Options for new office pc

I'm guessing they just didn't update this data/tested these specific newer units. This case is basically just a piece of metal in such a shape that you can put in there a thin mini itx motherboard and the heatsink extension will be exactly above the CPU. So what you want to do is go to the specs pag...
by resistante
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and case
Replies: 16
Views: 7005

Re: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and

I forgot to add that BTRFS or ZFS and encryption will be used on this. Do you think one Antec 140mm is enough to cool 1-2 HDDs in this case or is it a good idea to use those 80mm slots too? From my experience fe. putting a 80mm fan at 6V directly on the HDD doesn't make the HDD cold to touch, it's s...
by resistante
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and case
Replies: 16
Views: 7005

Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and case

I looked around what cases are available and only two seem to be a choice for me: Cooler Master Elite 110 and Chieftec IX-01B / IX-03B. The Chieftec can hold 1 HDD, the CM 3 HDDs. Chieftec is extremely small, CM is bigger, but I don't think that should be a problem. I want the case to not be a probl...
by resistante
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 11636

Re: Options for new office pc

It supports any Thin Mini ITX motherboard including those that support 7th and 8th generation Intel CPUs and anything that will be released in the future.
by resistante
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Options for new office pc
Replies: 25
Views: 11636

Re: Options for new office pc

Go for Akasa Euler (cheaper than HDPlex) fanless case and a full power (not T) recent i3. You'll have more performance than with a NUC for a smaller price - a price similar to the one of a normal, loud tower pc - plus fanless and tiny. Seriously, I've done it.
by resistante
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 90W or 120W FSP/Fortron power brick for this fanless PC?
Replies: 3
Views: 6620

Re: 90W or 120W FSP/Fortron power brick for this fanless PC?

Given that all electrical components produce some noise, to me my brick is never audible, at least where i sit on, you can hear yours? When I use the pc during the day, only when my ear is near it. When the pc is turned off and it's night (it's quiet in the room), I can hear it anywhere in this roo...
by resistante
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 90W or 120W FSP/Fortron power brick for this fanless PC?
Replies: 3
Views: 6620

90W or 120W FSP/Fortron power brick for this fanless PC?

The pc: i3 3245 2x4GB DDR3L Intel 730 SSD Gigabyte B85TN thin mini itx USB audio interface, mouse & keyboard It's a fanless machine (akasa euler) powered by a laptop power brick. I've been running this since I bought it 3 to 4 years ago. The power brick I used was a used HP 90W efficiency level V on...
by resistante
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power usage of Coffee Lake i3 vs Ivy Bridge i3?
Replies: 4
Views: 3996

Re: Power usage of Coffee Lake i3 vs Ivy Bridge i3?

Wasn't the consensus here that TDP values are bogus? It seems to me they raised the TDP value mostly to signify how faaast the CPU is since people often consider high power equal to high performance. Anyway, is there any real data on this? If not direct Ivy Bridge - Coffee Lake comparisons (both i3 ...