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by boe
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What case would you recommend? Mid tower that holds 12 drives?
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: What case would you recommend? Mid tower that holds 12 drives?

Thanks! I think I'll go with the R6 - very helpful - probably wouldn't have found it without you!
by boe
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What case would you recommend? Mid tower that holds 12 drives?
Replies: 2
Views: 640

What case would you recommend? Mid tower that holds 12 drives?

Hello, I currently have the the Cooler master CM690 II (mid tower) which comfortably holds about 8 3.5" drives and the cooler master Cosmos II which with a little modification comfortably holds about 16 3.5" drives. I'm looking for a case that isn't as tall as the CM Cosmos II but holds about 12 3.5...
by boe
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anything quieter than a strix for air cooling a 2080 ti?
Replies: 3
Views: 4604

Re: Anything quieter than a strix for air cooling a 2080 ti?

Thanks. Hopefully someone will make an after market cooler that competes.
by boe
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anything quieter than a strix for air cooling a 2080 ti?
Replies: 3
Views: 4604

Anything quieter than a strix for air cooling a 2080 ti?

Hello,

I've installed the artic in the past and it was reasonably quiet but I don't think it was better than a strix. Is there anything better that is air cooled? I do not want to do liquid cooling.

Thanks.
by boe
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Replacement screw for a scythe Ninja 4?
Replies: 3
Views: 6415

Re: Replacement screw for a scythe Ninja 4?

lodestar wrote:If you hear nothing from Scythe USA it might be worth submitting a Customer Support request using the Scythe EU form which is here.
Thanks! I'll try there as well. I tried emailing and calling the US but I'm not sure it is really a full sized group.
by boe
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Replacement screw for a scythe Ninja 4?
Replies: 3
Views: 6415

Replacement screw for a scythe Ninja 4?

Hello, I had a Ninja 4 sitting around unused for about a year as I never got around to building my next PC. I went to build it this week and for the life of me, I can't find the second screw to attach the mounting bar that holds the unit in place. I've written to Scythe USA but haven't heard back ye...
by boe
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja 5
Replies: 14
Views: 15164

Re: Scythe Ninja 5

I'm wondering if I could get similar quiet and cooling performance if I put 2 fans on my ninja 4. I'd just like my system as quiet as possible.
by boe
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: freeing up PCI express lanes disabling bios
Replies: 4
Views: 6790

Re: freeing up PCI express lanes disabling bios

pci e lane management reminds me of IRQ of yore. back in the day i had to figure out IRQ's i kinda forgot just vague memories of dip switches jumpers and autoexec.bat and config.sys files I remember that too. Seems pathetic (or as bones would say - BARBARIC) that in 2018 we still can't get a consum...
by boe
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
Replies: 8
Views: 4944

Re: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?

dremel tool (expanded version): if the 200mm fan is just a few mm's too big, rather than compressing/stressing the frame, use a dremel tool to shave/file/sand a mm or so off each side. impossible to get the issue is on the top and bottom in the front of the cosmos. I wouldn't compromise the frame o...
by boe
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
Replies: 8
Views: 4944

Re: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?

The frame is too large on it so you have to wedge it into the case and it will probably be at a slight angle since the frame makes it too large. Dremel tool :) I already used my hole saw to cut 120mm holes for 2 fans at the top of the 5.25" bays so I could cool the hard drives I'm putting there. I ...
by boe
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
Replies: 8
Views: 4944

Re: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?

Yes it is - it comes with one - just with a smaller frame than the Noctua one by just a couple of mm.
by boe
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
Replies: 8
Views: 4944

Re: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?

For anyone wondering - I ordered the 200mm noctua. It doesn't really fit in the case. The holes don't line up with anything for mounting so you could glue it in place. The frame is too large on it so you have to wedge it into the case and it will probably be at a slight angle since the frame makes i...
by boe
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
Replies: 8
Views: 4944

Re: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?

Nobody yet?
by boe
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
Replies: 8
Views: 4944

Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?

Noctua now has a 200mm fan. I'm curious if anyone has tried putting in their cosmos II yet.
by boe
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for a near silet 200mm fan with 140mm mounting holes
Replies: 6
Views: 3418

Re: Looking for a near silet 200mm fan with 140mm mounting h

I just got this reply from Noctua - I'm happy to tell you that we're going to release those fans in Q2 2017.
by boe
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Not overclocking, size is not an issue, just want silent i7
Replies: 4
Views: 2649

Re: Not overclocking, size is not an issue, just want silent

I would go with ninja4 agian, fine cooler for the price, and should be a great match for 7700k. But remember, this is 4.5ghz trubo cpu, some board even allow the boost to go in all cores, at this point, the cpu will need more cooling than my 6700k, i still think its a fine match, just dont expect s...
by boe
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Not overclocking, size is not an issue, just want silent i7
Replies: 4
Views: 2649

Re: Not overclocking, size is not an issue, just want silent

I would go with ninja4 agian, fine cooler for the price, and should be a great match for 7700k. But remember, this is 4.5ghz trubo cpu, some board even allow the boost to go in all cores, at this point, the cpu will need more cooling than my 6700k, i still think its a fine match, just dont expect s...
by boe
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for a near silet 200mm fan with 140mm mounting holes
Replies: 6
Views: 3418

Re: Looking for a near silet 200mm fan with 140mm mounting h

Thanks - I wrote to Noctua asking if they had a release date. I read somewhere that they were expecting them in late May.
by boe
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for a near silet 200mm fan with 140mm mounting holes
Replies: 6
Views: 3418

Looking for a near silet 200mm fan with 140mm mounting holes

Hello,

I'm about to buy another Cosmos II case. In the front it has a http://www.cmstore-usa.com/200mm-led-fa ... packaging/ fan. I could use a noctua 140mm fan but I'd like to put in a quiet 200mm fan if possible.
by boe
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Not overclocking, size is not an issue, just want silent i7
Replies: 4
Views: 2649

Not overclocking, size is not an issue, just want silent i7

Hello, I'm probably building my next PC in July. I'll be using the Cosmos II Case again (16 hard drives). The case has plenty of space so the size of the CPU cooler is not an issue. I'd like it as quiet as possible. I've bought the Scythe Ninja 4 for my last few PCs. I'm wondering if I should buy it...
by boe
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any possibitlity of a Noctua 120mm slim (e.g. 15mm) fan soon
Replies: 1
Views: 1842

Re: Any possibitlity of a Noctua 120mm slim (e.g. 15mm) fan

So I did some googling and someone wrote them and they said Q2 of this year. Hopefully we'll see those new sso2 9 blade cooling fans as well.
by boe
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any possibitlity of a Noctua 120mm slim (e.g. 15mm) fan soon
Replies: 1
Views: 1842

Any possibitlity of a Noctua 120mm slim (e.g. 15mm) fan soon

I see they are selling 14mm x92mm fans - just curious if there are any slim 120mm fans in the works.
by boe
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Are there any nvidia 980 or above with 2 HDMI out?
Replies: 2
Views: 2151

Re: Are there any nvidia 980 or above with 2 HDMI out?

CA_Steve wrote:Asus Strix Gaming models for the 1070 and 1080 have 2 HDMI ports.
Thanks! Works for me.
by boe
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Are there any nvidia 980 or above with 2 HDMI out?
Replies: 2
Views: 2151

Are there any nvidia 980 or above with 2 HDMI out?

Hello, I don't want to convert DP to HDMI. I just want straight hdmi to straight HDMI. Are there any 980 or above video cards that do have more than one hdmi port on them? If so are they HDMI 2.0? I have to get NVidia and I really need them to be HDMI ports. Again I don't want an hdmi to display por...
by boe
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asrock motherboard quality?
Replies: 10
Views: 6134

Re: Asrock motherboard quality?

Lots of good info everyone! Thanks for all the responses!
by boe
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asrock motherboard quality?
Replies: 10
Views: 6134

Re: Asrock motherboard quality?

Thanks for the info about the fans and other info!
by boe
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asrock motherboard quality?
Replies: 10
Views: 6134

Re: Asrock motherboard quality?

Thanks! I don't need flashy lights just lots and lots of fan connectors, slots, quality audio (I game on occasion and listen to music) and QUALITY. My computers are well cooled. I don't overclock and I buy quality power supplies so I'm not sure why I've had so many defective motherboards from Gigaby...
by boe
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asrock motherboard quality?
Replies: 10
Views: 6134

Asrock motherboard quality?

Hello,

I'm getting ready to build my next system. I've tried plenty of gigabyte and MSI boards in the past and found their quality control less than optimal. Anyone try asrock motherboards? Any opinion?
by boe
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is there a quietest 1080 ti yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 5241

Re: Is there a quietest 1080 ti yet?

CA_Steve wrote:viewtopic.php?f=19&t=69630

Too early to tell. Follow this thread for updates.

Thanks - fortunately, I won't need one for a couple of months but I'm leaning towards the strix only because I'm guess it will be quiet. I don't plan on super over clocking it.
by boe
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is there a quietest 1080 ti yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 5241

Is there a quietest 1080 ti yet?

Hello, I've bought the evga in the past and it was quiet. My last one I put my own cooler on and that was a lot of work since I ended up having to machine down the top radiator to fit between the CPU and the video card. I think I'd like a premade one again. Any recommendation? Gigabyte, EVGA.... or ...