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by teodoro
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Coil whine from VDSL connection
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: Coil whine from VDSL connection

Did you try a different cable? I have no reason to believe that would help, but it might be worth a shot
by teodoro
Tue May 05, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 42
Views: 1560

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

- Does the case (Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C) have any light indicating if the pc is turned on/off or hibernating? - Would someone consider replacing the case fans with beQuiet fans or would they just be as loud/quite? The power button has a blue indicator light, which will flash on standby/flut...
by teodoro
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to update from 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 426

Re: Time to update from 2011

Intel’s architecture being super old isn’t directly relevant, what matters is performance for a given use case. No doubt, AM4 still has a significantly better upgrade path than z370/z390 or even z490 platforms. But for a person who last upgraded 8 years ago, what are the odds that person actually le...
by teodoro
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to update from 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 426

Re: Time to update from 2011

to me the first question that has to be answered is "will the intel uhd 630 struggle with driving a 4k monitor and/or tv?" if the answer is 'yes', intel is far less compelling. if the answer is 'no' or 'it depends', the money saved by not investing in a 1030 makes it a little more interesting. I don...
by teodoro
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 42
Views: 1560

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B450-GAMING-PRO-CARBON-MAX-WIFI/Specification looks like msi announced the max version of the b450 pro carbon ac, but it was only a few weeks ago. Given the state of things, it probably won’t hit shelves for a little while. Bios flashback is a per-motherboard feature...
by teodoro
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 42
Views: 1560

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

From memory, pro carbon had some additional features and better VRM components vs the tomahawk. The tomahawk’s VRM/decent heatsink is adequate for all of the current am4 processors, though, notwithstanding overclocking. The MAX variants of MSU’s boards have a greater BIOS storage capacity. I’d proba...
by teodoro
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define 7 & XL - Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: Fractal Design Define R7 & XL - Reviews and Discussion

the shroud is fairly perforated, and runs a little over half the length of the interior compartment. the case supports 3x120 or 3x140 front fans, with the bottom most fan's lower half being at-or-below shroud level. so there's a bit of overhang where (relatively cool) front intake can get 'trapped' ...
by teodoro
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 1441

Re: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy

I’ve had most of the same components in a meshify c mini and a define r6 (where they live now). I didn’t do any scientific testing, but I don’t think the r6 is much quieter. If I remove the top panel or open the door during a gaming load, I notice a difference only if I listen for it. However, I a.)...
by teodoro
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 1441

Re: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy

It’s worth remembering that for a d15(s), it uses 120mm fan mounting holes. So you can gain a hefty amount of ram clearance by a.) using a 120mm fan like the a12x25 on the ram side or b.) just moving the fan up a bit on the fin stack (d15 listed height is 165mm, r6’s max is 185mm. Unless you’re plan...
by teodoro
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How annoying are the fans on the new mobos?
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: How annoying are the fans on the new mobos?

Worst case scenario, I can always buy a x670 if the mobo is shit and keep the rest. if you're fine with this and don't have a need for pcie 4.0 (super fast storage) right now, you might be better off with a guaranteed quiet b450/x470 and the money saved can go to a x670/whatever if there are featur...
by teodoro
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest Micro ATX cases with multiple PCI expansion slots?
Replies: 3
Views: 13091

Re: Smallest Micro ATX cases with multiple PCI expansion slo

Sliger Cerberus is the smallest matx case I know while still being flexible in component choice. It doesn’t run cheap, however (~$245 USD for US delivery before accessories). They now have a European distributorso shipping costs aren’t as crazy as before. It’s a boutique product to be sure.
by teodoro
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: There is no such thing as silent PC
Replies: 12
Views: 2872

Re: There is no such thing as silent PC

Also, mini-ATX systems will be generally more noisy due to their size restraints. In this case, in a full-sized ATX case, you could have three intake fans and a 140mm exhaust at the back. a lot of micro atx cases, including the define c mini, are still rather large. that case in particular still al...
by teodoro
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: There is no such thing as silent PC
Replies: 12
Views: 2872

Re: There is no such thing as silent PC

You can get DisplayPort cables up to ~15 feet/4.5m pretty cheap, and you can get usb hub/extension cables at a similar length for peripherals. I wasn’t sure if audio cable extensions would work well for a head set, but speakers shouldn’t be too hard. I wonder what tweaking you could do to your exist...
by teodoro
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent GPU
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

Re: Silent GPU

the gaming x 1060 was an overbuilt cooler on an efficient card, with the equivalent in terms of cooler/tdp being a ~1660S/ti for this generation. still, I'm surprised your weren't able to wrangle a 2060 with an undervolt. what voltage/clock speed/temperature/fan speed were you seeing? what's your am...
by teodoro
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment
Replies: 22
Views: 8363

Re: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment

I haven’t seen any performance benchmarks explicitly for video decoding, but nvidia did pull some shadiness with the gtx 1030. The card launched with 2GB of gddr5 memory, and people generally regarded it as a decent gpu for the price (think 1080p/60hz/low quality settings). Then about 10 months late...
by teodoro
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet down Ryzen 5 3600 in FD R5
Replies: 19
Views: 11555

Re: Quiet down Ryzen 5 3600 in FD R5

indeed, that 3-4 degree difference between arctic silver and the top paste will only narrow at more reasonable voltage. silicon lottery will play a role, but my 8700k could hold 4.7 on all core at ~1.19V and stock speed at ~1.13V. I wouldn’t buy more AS5 today but for a 65w tdp cpu I doubt you’re go...
by teodoro
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet down Ryzen 5 3600 in FD R5
Replies: 19
Views: 11555

Re: Quiet down Ryzen 5 3600 in FD R5

on my x470-f gaming (and I assume all modern asus motherboards) the fan control has a 'feature' in which 1.) if the upper temperature is exceeded, the fan goes to 100% speed and 2.) the maximum upper temperature value is 75C. so if you want to rely on bios fan control, I would suggest setting the up...
by teodoro
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passivly cooling a 3900X
Replies: 2
Views: 3406

Re: Passivly cooling a 3900X

always fun to test passive cooling for science, and apparently there's enough of a market (or at least enough marketing value) to warrant noctua testing the waters with the behemoth they had at computex. as noted in that thread, though, it seems like you'd probably be better off with a d15 or equiva...
by teodoro
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread
Replies: 12
Views: 10400

Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

performance on average is closer to the 1080ti/2070s. power consumption is actually on par with the nvidia counterpart (the 2070 super), with the 5700 xt/2070s/2080 non-super all landing in the ~200-220W range. it does seem like most of the partner cards with the oc/performance bios mode will push t...
by teodoro
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: An interesting PSU
Replies: 2
Views: 7525

Re: An interesting PSU

overclockers uk has it on offer for £74.99 (no vat), or about $90 usd. shipping (to southern us) is another $35, though at $125 it's on par with a non-sale corsair rm650x. ocuk does offer a few other products that are harder to source in the us (at least in the itx arena, possibly others) which coul...
by teodoro
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 42763

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

The r6’s shroud is perforated throughout. The cardboard seals off those openings, effectively removing the basement area from the volume of air that case fans have to move (and making the layout more similar to the kl07), and better directs the lower front fan’s air toward the gpu. Without the cardb...
by teodoro
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 42763

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

The fan was pointed fairly directly at the graphics card, though a 140mm would do a bit better to hit both sides of the card. In the process of trying different setups, I was reminded again that fan speed matters more than case construction/noise dampening (within reason)—having the side panel on vs...
by teodoro
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 42763

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

I will install my equipment once, not move the case around and do not care of build quality as long it does not affect cooling/noise. I wont use radiators and will have 0 SATA-SSDs or other harddrives, so basically motherboard with m2-card, GPU and a wireless PCI-card. then the r6's features don't ...
by teodoro
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 42763

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

Wow, what happened here? Gamers Nexus's test number clearly shows when comparing apple to apple, the KL07 has the edge in thermal efficiency. Sure you can add more fans or tweak to improve GPU cooling in the R6, but that will also make it louder than the stock KL07 (then you are back to where you s...
by teodoro
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 42763

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

in my r6 I have a 2600x cooled by a mugen 5 rev b with a noctua a12x25 fan, an msi trio 2080 (not super), an a12x25 as rear exhaust, three more a12x25 as intake (two bottom, one front lower ), and one of the r6's included 140mm fans as front intake in line with the cpu cooler. I love those noctua fa...
by teodoro
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 42763

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

I actually hadn't seen that case before. it looks like a sort of middleground between the fractal define C and define r6. I would be cautious about reading too much into GN's thermal/noise numbers due to their methodology. they run case fans at 100% in the stock configuration (at least for the compa...
by teodoro
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 34207

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

as I try to rationalize picking up a d15s, I realized that noctua has enough models and enough information on their website to piece together a pseudo noise comparison. my experiences with the a12x25, a14, a9, and a9x14 (subjectively) match up pretty well to how they've listed them. in light of abul...
by teodoro
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 28199

Re: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked

he pulled that video and posted a follow-up . in summary, bios vcore undervolting can show stability and better clock speeds while still causing some performance degradation. using the ryzen master software, you can undervolt while locking the cores to a given value. this will generally result in so...
by teodoro
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 34207

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

Friendly reminder that it is the Fuma 2 cooler from scythe, which sports two Kaze flex fans :P

Value aside, any thoughts on the sound qualities of the slim fans vs their respective 25mm versions (kaze slim vs normal, a12x15 vs a12x25)? Any obvious differences between the two slim fan types?
by teodoro
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 2070 Super review compilation thread
Replies: 2
Views: 4219

Re: RTX 2070 Super review compilation thread

First looks are that companies are using their 2080 coolers, which makes sense since it’s the same die and likely the same pcb. msi trio review from guru3d, showing an excellent 33%/1100rpm fans at 45C over ambient. I have the 2080 model, and the cooler is top notch. It’d be my top contender, provid...