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by CoolColJ
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

I am thinking about trying two Noctua A12x25 on my D14 My ram height limits me to a 120mm at the back, so it makes sense to use two same sized fans Or I can flip the D14 around and have two 140mm in a pull configuration, which doesn't have the noise of the D15 makes with it's fans, when used like th...
by CoolColJ
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

Hmm your temps shouldn't be loading that high while gaming since games don't load all cores to full. Even my Ryzen 3800x only hits > 80 degrees with the stock cooler set at low fan speed, and only while in Cinebench. With the D14 and in gaming, it rarely cracks 60 degrees --- New version of the abov...
by CoolColJ
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Control - open source windows fan control software
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Fan Control - open source windows fan control software

New version is sweet Unlike Bios fan control, you can setup your case fans to both CPU and GPU temperature, under auto control, so which ever sensor is higher at any given time, it's fan curve will be used instead It can now control my video card's fans as well! my setup https://i.imgur.com/4RGcYLI....
by CoolColJ
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

Regading the thermal pad, it's within a few degrees of a good paste, but so much less hassle with cleaning. And it will outlast any thermal paste. I don't intend to pull my heatsink off again for a good 5-8 years once I finalize my long term CPU, either a Ryzen 5900x or or an Intel Alder Lake :) And...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

Ugh MSI Dragon Centre is bloated as hell, not touching it! MSi Afterburner works well for the GPU - I also just realized the Power management mode option in the Nvidia control panel, when set of max performance, keeps the video card heating up when in desktop, so that's why the fan kept turning back...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Control - open source windows fan control software
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Fan Control - open source windows fan control software

https://github.com/lich426/FanCtrl/releases

This allows you to see all your fans and control them in windows, including automatic control based on temps sensors
You can save fan curve presets as well

make fine tuning the noise vs performance way easier than in Bios
by CoolColJ
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

I had been setting my fans in the MSI bios Speedfan no longer works with modern systems But I came across Fancontrol https://github.com/lich426/FanCtrl/releases And this allows you to see all your fans and control them in windows, including automatic control based on temps senors, very nice! You can...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

I have never seen or heard my HX1200 fan turn on, while in Windows, gaming, benchmarking, stress testing or working in my DAW creating music, when I had it sitting outside for 2 months before moving it into the case. Either with the fan facing up, or on it's side. The fan turns on briefly when first...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

Well my Corsair HX1200 is passive 99% of the time - the fan only comes on at >600w load, and it never does in my system :) RTX 3070 and boosted Ryzen 3800x is not enough power draw for it to get hot. And it also faces vertically so gets nice natural convection heat dispersion, and only drawing cold ...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

For me it's just more efficient, the vertical lay out - heat rises, so when idling and having fans run at slow speeds, nature already provides the flow of heat upwards naturally. So fans do not have to run as fast to provide the same cooling. And I might try the new Noctua fanless heatsink later thi...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

The only modern case I might like is the Coolermaster MasterCase SL600M due to the same vertical layout as the FT02

Once you go vertical, you never go back :)

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by CoolColJ
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

FT02 similar to Raven 02 still one of the best for air cooling, but it is a pain to work with

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by CoolColJ
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

Cable mess pretty much unavoidable due to all the PCIe and bay devices I have, and 2 rear external USB3 routed to front bay :)
And I have routed a lot of them behind the motherboard
by CoolColJ
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: tweaking Silverstone FT02b for modern setup
Replies: 0
Views: 50

tweaking Silverstone FT02b for modern setup

I originally used the Ft02b to house an i7 3930k, Asus P9X79 16gb system for the last 10 years, until it died 2 months ago... decided on an AMD upgrade, of MSI x570 Tomahawk, Ryzen 3800x (will upgrade to 5900x later on), with 32gb 3600mhz cl14 ram. had everything running ontop of the case for a few ...
by CoolColJ
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

Got my new setup up and running in my Silvertsone Ft02b and it seems the middle 140mm fan makes a weird intermodulation sound when stress testing in Cinebench 20. Like a propellor plane type sound... so will likely replace it eventually anyway Ryzen 3800x boosting to 4.175ghz now holds at 70degrees ...
by CoolColJ
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

I've noticed my 970 Evo plus NVMe drive gets really hot, idle around 59 degrees... I tried putting a 120mm fan running at 600rpm in front of the D14 and that dropped the temps of the 970 Evo plus by 5 degrees. So even if it doesn't help the CPU be cooler, it does help my NVMe drives! :D my 140mm fan...
by CoolColJ
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Re: Noctua fans for old D14

Well I should be able to mount the A14 on my heatsink, as I emailed Noctua, and they said they can send me wire clips (for free) to mount the A14 and A12x25 on the D14
by CoolColJ
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fans for old D14
Replies: 28
Views: 243

Noctua fans for old D14

I need to replace the 140mm fan on my 10 year old Noctua D14 heatsink, it's starting to tick when set the motherboard flat, as opposed to when standing vertically when in the Silverstone FT02B... I guess the bearings wore down to the vertical positioning and are now uneven when used horizontally... ...
by CoolColJ
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua d14 replacement fans query
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Noctua d14 replacement fans query

I need to replace the 140mm fan on my 10 year old Noctua D14 heatsink, it's starting to tick when set the motherboard flat, as opposed to when standing vertically when in the Silverstone FT02b... i guess the bearings wore down to the vertical positioning and are now uneven when used horizontally... ...
by CoolColJ
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone AP183 PWM 180mm fans - report
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Silverstone AP183 PWM 180mm fans - report

https://www.silverstonetek.com/images/goods_dimension/ap183-dimension.jpg https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=847&area=en#undefined3 I recently replaced my Silverstone FT02B's original set of 3 9 year old AP181 180mm bottom case fans with the AP183 These are PWM, unlike the 3 speed switc...
by CoolColJ
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 12TB WD Red Plus
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: 12TB WD Red Plus

Received the 14TB WD Elements drive yesterday This drive is way quieter than the 10TB model I returned back to Amazon. Based the on the Red Plus drives they are made from, I can see why - same noise specs - 20db vs 34db idle! https://documents.westerndigital.com/content/dam/doc-library/en_us/assets/...
by CoolColJ
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best silent hard drives in 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 2423

Re: best silent hard drives in 2020?

Received the 14TB WD Elements drive yesterday This drive is way quieter than the 10TB model I returned back to Amazon. Based the on the Red Plus drives they are made from, I can see why - same noise specs - 20db vs 34db idle! https://documents.westerndigital.com/content/dam/doc-library/en_us/assets/...
by CoolColJ
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 447
Views: 970775

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!

Silverstone Fortress - suspending the drives to get rid of the vibration hum and resonance 8) What I used - cut to 12-13 inches http://i.imgur.com/mRifz.jpg Rigged up - bottom fan removed to allow easy access http://i.imgur.com/lOAM2.jpg Standard shoe lace style double knot, but the second one is q...
by CoolColJ
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best silent hard drives in 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 2423

Re: best silent hard drives in 2020?

Pic of my suspended hard drive setup in my SIlverstone FT02, using cut velcro strips from a roll. Works surpisngly well None of these drives are audible in idle or seek at 3am, 1m away, with an open case! Left to right - Western Digital Blue 4Tb WD40EZRZ, red 3Tb WD30EFRX and Samsung 2TB 204UI far l...
by CoolColJ
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua fanless cooler goe sinto production
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Noctua fanless cooler goe sinto production

Noctua said the cooler targets 120W in a fanless case or 180W with a quiet case fan nearby. Buyers also get some NT-H2 thermal compound bundled in the box. https://www.anandtech.com/show/14486/noctua-shows-off-concept-fanless-cpu-cooler-up-to-120w-of-cooling-performance My Silverstone FT02 would be...
by CoolColJ
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best silent hard drives in 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 2423

Re: best silent hard drives in 2020?

So the the WD 10TB Elements external hard drive I have above is according to CrystalDiskinfo it's a WD101EDAZ which from research is a white label air version of the WD101EFAX. This drive is pretty noisey at idle in it's rubber mounted plastic case, quite audible from 1 m away. Like a faint drill so...
by CoolColJ
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 12TB WD Red Plus
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: 12TB WD Red Plus

I recently got the the WD 10tb Elements external hard drive and according to CrystalDiskinfo it's a WD101EDAZ which from research is a white label air version of the WD101EFAX. This drive is pretty noisey at idle in it's rubber mounted plastic cash, quite audible from 1 m away. Like a faint drill so...
by CoolColJ
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best silent hard drives in 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 2423

Re: best silent hard drives in 2020?

I have the above WD Blue drive suspended vertically now in my Silvertsone FT02, using strips of 1 inch velcro strapping cut to length from a roll, along with my old Samsung 2TB HD 204UI and Western Digital 3TB Red WD30EFRX. Retired the two Samsung 1TB drives, F1 and F3. Together with my 2 NVMe and 1...
by CoolColJ
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best silent hard drives in 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 2423

Re: best silent hard drives in 2020?

I just got a Western Digital 4TB Blue - WD40EZRZ 5400rpm drive Sitting outside of the case powered up, it is just as quiet as my odd collection of old WD Red 3TB, Samsung 1TB and 2TB F3, and 1TB F1 These drives are all 9-10+ years old now and still going strong :) My Corsair HX1200 fan never turns o...
by CoolColJ
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best silent hard drives in 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 2423

Re: best silent hard drives in 2020?

Well as far as external HD I have used recently, bought new The Western Digital elements 4TB portable SE is really quiet, you can only hear it if you put your ear against it in a normal environment 120MB read/write so 5400rpm. Really small and USB 3 powered While the 10TB desktop non helium version ...