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by dan
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Magnetic Levitation Cooling Fan Corsair ML120 PRO
Replies: 2
Views: 2330

Magnetic Levitation Cooling Fan Corsair ML120 PRO

Magnetic Levitation Cooling Fan from Corsair https://www.corsair.com/us/en/LED-Color/ml-pro-rgb-config/p/CO-9050078-WW https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Premium-Magnetic-Levitation-CO-9050040-WW/dp/B01G5I6O4Q Corsair ML120 PRO delivers unrivaled performance and silence by utilizing magnetic levitation ...
by dan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 4 cores vs 8 cores amd ryzen
Replies: 16
Views: 13193

Re: 4 cores vs 8 cores amd ryzen

the ravenbridge apu is attractive with 4 cores and gpu i am wondering will the 7nm die shrink allow for apu to go up to 8 cores since its 2x density i understand scaling isn't 100% perfect and then is it better to have 4 cores @ 7nm lower power or 8 cores @ 7nm and higher power I've read decent ana...
by dan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: is 8k worth it over 4k for average pc uses
Replies: 4
Views: 4731

Re: is 8k worth it over 4k for average pc uses

hi thanks for writing one issue i have had with going to higher resolution is everything shrinks text shrinks, icons shrink, everything is smaller and harder to read, and some programs don't look right, things aren't working quite right 4k now is quite affordable yeah 8k displays are extremely expen...
by dan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: can anyone verify seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless
Replies: 5
Views: 8720

Re: can anyone verify seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless

is the best way to have a fanless silent pc atx Is this a statement or a question? Would you kindly use capital letters and punctuation in your posts as it is difficult to follow unstructured text appearing on one line after another. " since SPCR has died and no longer does reviews. i know the seas...
by dan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: is 8k worth it over 4k for average pc uses
Replies: 4
Views: 4731

is 8k worth it over 4k for average pc uses

8k displays are shipping and you can buy one is the improvement over 4k worth it for average uses? and how about windows 10 issues and re-sizing programs that were originally made for vga, like office 2003, which is what i prefer using is the hdmi and display port now standardized for 8k and do amd ...
by dan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: can anyone verify seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless
Replies: 5
Views: 8720

Re: can anyone verify seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless

thanks! i find this very informative since SPCR has died and no longer does reviews. i know the seasonic fanless requires the vents to be pointing up, but some dual chamber cases orient the vents and PSU sideways is the best way to have a fanless silent pc atx is seasonic fanless on the bottom of a ...
by dan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: can anyone verify seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless
Replies: 5
Views: 8720

can anyone verify seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless

seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless :shock: :o PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless since its titanium it should be over 92% efficient its fanless can anyone verify no electronic coil noise of any kind reliable and works and runs very cool with very little heat does it have to be oriented with vents up or can...
by dan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: is there any "custom designed" heat pipe coolers/cases
Replies: 2
Views: 4220

Re: is there any "custom designed" heat pipe coolers/cases

Streacom and HDPlex make fanless cases also have some that support ATX last time i checked, you can contact them to see if the motherboard you are considering is supported. If you are looking for a higher end then, look into Calyos 0dB gamer / workstation PC looks "interesting" but in my mind asus ...
by dan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 4 cores vs 8 cores amd ryzen
Replies: 16
Views: 13193

Re: 4 cores vs 8 cores amd ryzen

the ravenbridge apu is attractive with 4 cores and gpu

i am wondering

will the 7nm die shrink allow for apu to go up to 8 cores since its 2x density
i understand scaling isn't 100% perfect

and then is it better to have 4 cores @ 7nm lower power

or 8 cores @ 7nm and higher power
by dan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: is there any "custom designed" heat pipe coolers/cases
Replies: 2
Views: 4220

is there any "custom designed" heat pipe coolers/cases

i know there are mini-itx form factors with heatpipe built into case. is there anything like that for atx cases, i know this is going to be immensely expensive, but is there any sort of custom design atx cases with heat pipe coolers built into the case and dumps heat out of the case? since different...
by dan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 4 cores vs 8 cores amd ryzen
Replies: 16
Views: 13193

4 cores vs 8 cores amd ryzen

specifically 1 brand amd 1 product ryzen 4 cores vs 8 cores ? i'd imagine tdp of 8 cores is about 2x of 4 cores. this is spcr so tdp and silent cooling is an issue 8 cores though sounds like the future. the additional cost of 8 cores isn't too much, motherboard and memory is same more cores means mo...
by dan
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?
Replies: 15
Views: 15531

Re: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?

to this day i'm enchanted with the mac g4 cube passive cooling via chimney.

:lol:

with raven bridge apu and ssd and seasonic fanless psu its now possible to construct, build a purely silent true silent pc
by dan
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is Via x86 ever coming back to USA?
Replies: 2
Views: 7702

Is Via x86 ever coming back to USA?

Is Via x86 ever coming back to USA? i found there is chinese Zhaoxin for china only could they get samsung to use its 7nm manufacturing? and maybe license nvidia graphics, PowerVR or some other direct x 12 compatible i might be interested in via on a low budget with SMT x64 SSE AVX 4 or 8 core integ...
by dan
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?
Replies: 15
Views: 15531

Re: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?

speaking of airflow

nofan has d/c the 95, only 80 is left

but i was envisioning

amd ravenbridge ap @ 7nm

nofan cpu cooler

seasonic titanic fanless

atx mid tower case with mesh design

no fans

no add in gpu card

nvme evo 970
by dan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?
Replies: 15
Views: 15531

Re: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?

CA_Steve wrote:On bare NVMe SSDs, it's usually just the controller that gets hot. If you don't want to buy a complete NVMe heatsink/heatspreader, you could just get a RAM chip heat sink with sticky thermal adhesive to put on the controller.
sounds like a good idea, but isn't heat pipe even better?
by dan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?
Replies: 15
Views: 15531

Re: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?

I've installed a couple of NVMe SSDs on some systems. I have run into temperature issues with them. At the very least, without some airflow, they can get over 70C. On one, we started seeing data corruption when it was running at 75C. I didn't install any heat sinks on them but added some additional...
by dan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?
Replies: 15
Views: 15531

Re: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?

interesting suggestion

i still have a couple of socket 370 aluminum and copper heat sinks from the celeron 300a days

not sure how to fix it to ssd but rubber band or possibly cable ties

don't want to crack it obviously.
by dan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?
Replies: 15
Views: 15531

Re: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?

Abula wrote:
dan wrote:how do you attach them? can u use glue?
no, it has some sort of clamps that attach from the top to the bottom.
any clamps for sale?
by dan
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Ryzen APUs (Raven Ridge)
Replies: 5
Views: 8666

Re: AMD Ryzen APUs (Raven Ridge)

what are good motherboards to use, atx ?
by dan
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?
Replies: 15
Views: 15531

Re: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?

how do you attach them? can u use glue?
by dan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?
Replies: 15
Views: 15531

do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?

do nvme ssd drives need heatsink ?

to keep them cool?

are there good products or can i use old socket 370 coolers i have around and if so how do i attach them without voiding any warranty?
by dan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: is SPCR dead due to technology advances?
Replies: 43
Views: 64310

Re: is SPCR dead due to technology advances?

i still use my core2 duo from way back when socket 775 and ddr2

i eventually plan to migrate to amd ryzen2 or 3, when they go 7nm

i also want ddr5 and pci express 4 or 5
by dan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is silentpcreview.com ever coming back?
Replies: 5
Views: 8161

is silentpcreview.com ever coming back?

silentpcreview.com

we knew and love seems dead. :shock:

is it ever coming back?

or has technology made this dead

now with ssd

for me some surprises

asus mother i have the p5k requires a fan , no fan it doesn't work.

nofan 95 is discontinued
by dan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: is Nofan discontinuing the cr-95?
Replies: 8
Views: 7933

Re: is Nofan discontinuing the cr-95?

i don't know if anyone cares but

nonfan and sileptc says the nonfan cr-95 is continued

so its being sold for $500+

so nofan only makes 1 model cooler

cr-80

not clear if it is am4 compatible
by dan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: is Nofan discontinuing the cr-95?
Replies: 8
Views: 7933

is Nofan discontinuing the cr-95?

is Nofan discontinuing the cr-95? they used to sell for $100 on amazon they are selling from 1 retailer for $500 on reddit someone said nofan cr-95 does NOT support am4 newegg is no longer carrying nofan the cr-80 is still sold at amazon for a more reasonable $50 not clear if it supports AM4 out of ...
by dan
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's the highest TDP for fanless passive cooling?
Replies: 2
Views: 4707

Re: What's the highest TDP for fanless passive cooling?

thanks, the thing about nofan 95c is it is NOT compatible with am4

i think nofan 80 is compatible with am4, with a bracket

how does the case with built in heat pipe how can it work when a cpu socket can be placed in different locations with different motherboards?
by dan
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's the highest TDP for fanless passive cooling?
Replies: 2
Views: 4707

What's the highest TDP for fanless passive cooling?

What's the highest TDP for fanless passive cooling? in an apu-cpu the amd ryzen 5 2400g is tdp 65 watts there is a mobile version that is 35 watts with say something like nofan, combined with a seasonic fanless titanium but no fans, no case fans no power supply or cpu fans, just SSD's and ddr4 for t...
by dan
Tue May 08, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: why is my hard drive noisy, indexing turned off
Replies: 3
Views: 4752

Re: why is my hard drive noisy, indexing turned off

Vicotnik wrote:The drive itself, its firmware has stuff going on. It usually goes on for a while and then quiets down in my experience.
ok. if i get an ssd will it also be re-writing the ssd and if so doesn't that reduce useful lifespan?
by dan
Mon May 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: why is my hard drive noisy, indexing turned off
Replies: 3
Views: 4752

why is my hard drive noisy, indexing turned off

my hard drive, even when i just do no thing, is always making sounds like accessing the hard drive sounds similar to when data is being transferred now i looked it up and i turned off indexing but it still makes noise. any ideas how i can quiet it down? standard 7200rpm samsung spinpoint nidec motor
by dan
Mon May 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how quiet are 2tb seagate 7mm 2.5 drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 5566

Re: how quiet are 2tb seagate 7mm 2.5 drive?

Luke M wrote:It's a two platter, shingled recording drive.
2 platter is better than 3.

:)

why are 3tb drives not 3 platter and 9.5mm?