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by Wakoo
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My journey to madness
Replies: 6
Views: 9368

Re: My journey to madness

The noise is a luxury, the stock configuration would work perfectly, it's more about "what can I do to reduce the noise, without cutting heavily on the performance" The extra cost I invest in the cooling solution can be recycled in future configuration, but my previous hardware is always discounted ...
by Wakoo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passivly cooling a 3900X
Replies: 2
Views: 3408

Re: Passivly cooling a 3900X

I'm not even sure about the 3700X in stress test, unless there is a constant flow from a case fan next to it. At my job I tried to passively cool something as low as an ASIC drawing 15W after 2 hours the radiator was at 50°C with the component at 60°C, and I ended up needing a fan to keep it under 5...
by Wakoo
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: U14S2 and A14x25
Replies: 5
Views: 6337

Re: U14S2 and A14x25

The fan prototypes on display included slim 140x15, 80x15, 70x15 and 50x10mm A-series models as well as a 140mm counterpart of the NF-A12x25, all of which are on the roadmap for 2021.
They are now talking about 2021 for the A14 refresh.

Source: https://noctua.at/en/noctua-at-computex-2019
by Wakoo
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My journey to madness
Replies: 6
Views: 9368

Re: My journey to madness

btw in your undervolting your vcore voltage is still dynamic or one value? I'm not able to find the right settings for dynamic, the best i had was "Adaptive Auto" with an offset of -0.180 and LLC8. I had roughly the same voltage while burning, but the voltage idle drop below 0.65V and sometime I ha...
by Wakoo
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My journey to madness
Replies: 6
Views: 9368

Re: My journey to madness

I ran AIDA64 for 20 minutes, the fan is running a bit faster ~1700RPM and 72°C package. Ambient temp is 22.3°C. Capture2.PNG I made some picture when I did the mod to be able to rollback to the default cooler if needed. It's the setup before my last upgrade with the 9700K. h4nDwtc.jpg It was straigh...
by Wakoo
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My journey to madness
Replies: 6
Views: 9368

My journey to madness

Hello, Since I lurk a lot and ask question when I need to replace component, I think it's time I share my experience for those interested. I gradually lower the noise of my computer over the last 5 years, the research for silence is very long and you increase your standard at each upgrade, I should'...
by Wakoo
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 34295

Re: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler

I didn't expected the Mugen 5 doing that well at low speed, and even less the KamaFlex outperforming the A12X25 at low speed. Thanks you for the awesome work and your time :) EDIT: You said on the A12X25 thread: I did the 10cm test with 2 fans only (i dont have time atm to do all of them, but i migh...
by Wakoo
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 34295

Re: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler

Still a work in progress, and probably is going to take me all week to finish all the heatsinks, but i finished the NH-D15s, remember im testing at stock 4.3ghz on Aida64 at least 30min, ambient temp was 26.7 to 26.9 according to the fluke probe. Interestingly the two fan setup matters much more th...
by Wakoo
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 34295

Re: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler

Abula wrote:Ill be testing during the week the Mugen5 and NH-U14A, sadly i can't measure to accurately dBs (no chamber still), so rpms will have to do.
Well that's unfortunate but we will trust your gut if you tell us it's spcr standard quiet :)
by Wakoo
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 34295

Re: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler

Abula wrote: Mine will be deliver today, ill be testing over the weekend vs NH-D15s and Mugen5, ill post here my results.
That's awesome thank you !
by Wakoo
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 34295

Re: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler

Another video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu_jSjhu3Dk

The U12S with 2 A12X25 is within marging of error. Most of the gain seems to be on the new fan rather than on the extra fin area or heatpipe.
by Wakoo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 34295

Re: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler

If you have a Mugen 5 rev B, I would love the know how it competes against the U12A in single fan configuration.
by Wakoo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 34295

Re: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler

That's awesome, do you know if they sent any review copy anywhere ?
by Wakoo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPU watercooling?
Replies: 19
Views: 39951

Re: GPU watercooling?

As for thermal comparison to air-cooling before watercoolin my setup: I didn't do any real comparisons to before-watercooling since I had better things to do =). Also, it would have made little sense since the Vega64 is a reference model and was in the computer only for a short while (testing) befo...
by Wakoo
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Modest Video Card to keep me quiet?
Replies: 9
Views: 5764

Re: Modest Video Card to keep me quiet?

The 3GB and 6GB variant have the same power consumption, and the 3GB is roughly 15% less powerful. The cooler are the same on both MSI model. There is a comparison here between a 1060 3GB and 1060 6GB: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-3gb-vs-6gb-review_1...
by Wakoo
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Modest Video Card to keep me quiet?
Replies: 9
Views: 5764

Re: Modest Video Card to keep me quiet?

If you can get your hand on a used 1060(MSI has a great variant but I never owned one) they are power efficient. In the case you need more silence you could mod it to further increase the cooler at low fan speed (with low speed 120mm fan or even a couple of A12X25).
by Wakoo
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quietest Noctua to go in my D14?
Replies: 3
Views: 4544

Re: Quietest Noctua to go in my D14?

I don't own the D14, so I can't test it personally. But since the D14 is compatible with 120mm fan hole I don't see why that would vibrate.
by Wakoo
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quietest Noctua to go in my D14?
Replies: 3
Views: 4544

Re: Quietest Noctua to go in my D14?

The quietest Noctua fan right now is the A12X25. It has roughly the same performance than the A14 PWM but at much lower noise. I don't have the data on the A15 PWM.

Source: https://www.overclockers.com/noctua-nf- ... an-review/ last graph bar.
by Wakoo
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone
Replies: 93
Views: 58288

Re: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone

How would using three of these in the front of a Fractal R6 instead of two Be Quiet Silent Wings 3 140s compare? I do have both A12x25 and A14 fans. I concur that A12 are inaudible at 800rpm, and the increase in noise to 1000rpm is minimal. The A14’s were audible to me at much lower rpm, somewhere ...
by Wakoo
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3770k non-delid + D14 passive
Replies: 9
Views: 6449

Re: 3770k non-delid + D14 passive

I mean inaudible fans are great but experience has taught me they aren't inaudible. If you put a low enough voltage in any fan(and start them by hand), they can be inaudible, but they wont spin enough to cool anything. I can vouch for Abula about the A12X25. They are the only 120mm fan i ever had t...
by Wakoo
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 28237

Re: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked

I find it unlikely that AMD will kill its own Threadripper line up with the R9, and the 135W seems way too good to be true.

We will see at CES i guess.
by Wakoo
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Strongest GPU Passive Cooler? Morpheus II, Accelero S3, ...?
Replies: 11
Views: 10851

Re: Strongest GPU Passive Cooler? Morpheus II, Accelero S3,

So your GPU's minimum is 20% PWM? That may explain why my fan is always running. Exactly, the board doesn't send below 20% PWM to the fan. The stop fan depends on the GPU card, some manufacturer doesn't feature the stop fan below threshold temperature. You get much better cooling with very little a...
by Wakoo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Strongest GPU Passive Cooler? Morpheus II, Accelero S3, ...?
Replies: 11
Views: 10851

Re: Strongest GPU Passive Cooler? Morpheus II, Accelero S3,

Did you connect the NA-FC1 to you graphics card? Yes, noctua provides a splitter with the NA-FC1 to connect the PWM to the GPU header, and the 12V from a SATA port. The documentation say you can control up to 10 fan this way, but (don't quote me on this) you don't need the 12V sata connector if you...
by Wakoo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Strongest GPU Passive Cooler? Morpheus II, Accelero S3, ...?
Replies: 11
Views: 10851

Re: Strongest GPU Passive Cooler? Morpheus II, Accelero S3,

You say there is no change speed for the B12-1 or B12-PS ? I did a mod on my 1080 with 2 Noctua A12X25 and a controler na-fc1. The controler lower the PWM signal coming from the GPU(reduction ranging from 0% to 100% of the original signal), and you can make any fan quiet with this system. If the PWM...
by Wakoo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Morpheus Cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 6639

Re: Morpheus Cooler

I'm considering doing the same kind of thing, but my mobo doesn't allow PWM regulation, I was maybe considering the NA-FC1 do you have any experience with this ?
by Wakoo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Morpheus Cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 6639

Re: Morpheus Cooler

As an aside, my MSI GTX 760 Gaming card (170W TDP) has been showing some thermal issues. As part of the fix, I'm planning on removing the fan shroud and fans and popping on a couple of 120mm Scythe Slipstream DB PWM's in the next week. Sorry for hijacking the thread, but what is your result with yo...
by Wakoo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [Struggle] to choose a case.
Replies: 11
Views: 5690

Re: [Struggle] to choose a case.

What rpms are you using the purewings 2? i thought the Bequiet 600 had Silentwings3. By your comment of adding the noise adapters, im assuming you are running them at full speed? The Asus 970 STRIX is also a very noisy GPU, i used to own 2, and it was even more noisy than two MSI GTX980Ti. Another ...
by Wakoo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [Struggle] to choose a case.
Replies: 11
Views: 5690

Re: [Struggle] to choose a case.

Ok the case is mounted, the pure wing 2 120 has low pitch noise even at the lowest speed, I put the noise adapter from my noctua and it's at silent level now. Unsurprisingly I couldn't stop the heat from stacking and my GPU was at 2150rpm(77°C) after 50min of OCCT which is not bad considering I redu...
by Wakoo
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [Struggle] to choose a case.
Replies: 11
Views: 5690

Re: [Struggle] to choose a case.

The SB600 is on the way, I also took a BitFenix Formula 80 Plus Gold - 550 Watt.

I will keep you guys updated.
by Wakoo
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [Struggle] to choose a case.
Replies: 11
Views: 5690

Re: [Struggle] to choose a case.

Thanks you for your welcome and very fast answer ! Your Thermaltake case looks to have very restricted front airflow - that's probably why you are having heat/noise issues. [...] You don't mention how you cool the CPU... My current GPU temp are 39°C(0 rpm) idle 76°C(1600ish rpm) after an half an hou...