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by JazzJackRabbit
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: liquid cooling vs. air cooling
Replies: 20
Views: 10823

Re: liquid cooling vs. air cooling

did't know that there is a semi-passive power supply. it's interesting. i saw that there are also Fan-less p.s. will it work well? what about the fan diameter in the p.s. ? i know that usually bigger is quieter. there are 120 mm and 135. can it be a problem with 135 mm p.s fan in some cases? I actu...
by JazzJackRabbit
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: liquid cooling vs. air cooling
Replies: 20
Views: 10823

Re: liquid cooling vs. air cooling

didn't made research to compare , but right now i'm thinking on one of the naktua air cooling or BK. btw , what was the reasons you choose the ninja ? i have a nunja on my current pc, 8 years old. if i may several other questions. this is the memory kit i'm planning to buy. how it is with the thing...
by JazzJackRabbit
Wed May 30, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: liquid cooling vs. air cooling
Replies: 20
Views: 10823

Re: liquid cooling vs. air cooling

at list this isn't correct: "for double the price" there are many aio systems that cost same , or almost same, as a good air cooling. the question was about sonic differences. AIO that cost the same have inferior cooling compared to similarly priced air cooling. Vicotnik is 100% correct when he sai...
by JazzJackRabbit
Tue May 15, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: M.2 SSD under GPU: Bad idea (in a quiet PC)?
Replies: 9
Views: 26278

Re: M.2 SSD under GPU: Bad idea (in a quiet PC)?

There are two separate issues being asked. Putting m.2 drives right under a videocard is never a good idea. All current NVME drives run hot under sustained load, and all of them throttle, some worse than others. They say they're designed to handle high temps, but heat kills. Losing a drive is very d...
by JazzJackRabbit
Mon May 14, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja 5
Replies: 14
Views: 15544

Re: Scythe Ninja 5

lol, and I just bought Ninja 4. Good to see it's AM4 compatible out of the box. Also nice to see black top instead of tacky chrome. I am disappointed that it's uni-directional only. On most current AM4 motherboards the fans will be blowing front to back thanks to socket orientation, but it does make...
by JazzJackRabbit
Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Micron 1100 a really good value SSD
Replies: 5
Views: 9284

Re: Micron 1100 a really good value SSD

I finally broke down and ordered one. The $270 deals from rakuten were too good to pass by. I currently have 4TB mechanical drive for my data and have spent this weekend deleting stuff I don't need anymore and moving whatever else I could to the NAS. After all said and done I'm under 2TB now. Even t...
by JazzJackRabbit
Mon May 14, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External Drive: WD Gold vs Samsung SSD ?
Replies: 3
Views: 5741

Re: External Drive: WD Gold vs Samsung SSD ?

For cold storage I'd prefer mechanical HDD. Flash memory could have retention problem if sitting unpowered for a while. Personally I would only choose SSD for backup if you had issues with backup times as mechanical hard drives are going to be way slower than SSD, especially if there are a lot of da...
by JazzJackRabbit
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX Vega 56 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 5031

Re: RX Vega 56 Review Compilation Thread

Back in the day I tried undervolting with MSI afterburner, but every single time I've failed. The cards (R9 290 and RX480) might have been stable under desktop, they might have been stable under certain workloads, but inevitably, sooner or later they would crash the computer. Maybe wattman tool woul...
by JazzJackRabbit
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 480 Review Compilation thread
Replies: 46
Views: 18091

Re: RX 480 Review Compilation thread

Turns out my Asus Strix sample has a pretty nasty coil whine. As with all coil whine it only happens in specific situations, in my case it happens when I play L4D, but when it happens it's pretty loud - I can hear it outside the case. I did not notice this problem with MSI card so I'll have to reaff...
by JazzJackRabbit
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 480 Review Compilation thread
Replies: 46
Views: 18091

Re: RX 480 Review Compilation thread

Also got a chance to play with Asus Strix RX480. I didn't put it through a thorough testing, but my overall impression is that stock cooling is still louder than MSI RX480. That said, the cool thing about Asus Strix RX480 is that it has extra two 4-pin outs right on the video card PCB. The idea is t...
by JazzJackRabbit
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 480 Review Compilation thread
Replies: 46
Views: 18091

Re: RX 480 Review Compilation thread

FYI got a chance to play with PowerColor Red Devil 8GB and PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB, they're definitely not as good as MSI. PowerColor cards default to keeping the card at 80C, while MSI defaults to 72C. At their respective default settings I would say all three cards are practically silent however...
by JazzJackRabbit
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 6970 - Accelero S1 Rev 2 or S1 Plus possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 3763

Re: 6970 - Accelero S1 Rev 2 or S1 Plus possible?

Back in the day I put S1 on 7950 and 7970. 7950 was perfectly happy with S1, 7970 strangely was not. It's possible I got poorly binned 7970 sample that had extremely high power draw, but it's also possible that the power consumption jump from 7950 to 7970 was too high for the Accelero S1 to handle. ...
by JazzJackRabbit
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 480 Review Compilation thread
Replies: 46
Views: 18091

Re: RX 480 Review Compilation thread

Checking in because I just got MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB a few days ago. I'm very very impressed. I haven't done full on furmark stress testing, but I dabble in coin mining which is pretty stressful on a card, and while mining Ethereum at ambient 70F the card settles at 72C core, VRMs about the same t...
by JazzJackRabbit
Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Happy 10th Anniversary to Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja!
Replies: 7
Views: 3001

Re: Happy 10th Anniversary to Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja!

All of the heatsinks in my household are Ninjas. The HTPC is using mini Ninja and I'm pretty sure that I even have the original Ninja1 still in use in house somewhere. They have always exceeded my expectations. Scythe did screw up a little with pushpins on Ninja2, but I easily fixed it by buying Noc...
by JazzJackRabbit
Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HOWTO: Disable Seagate DM001 APM Head Parking *Permanently*
Replies: 12
Views: 39665

Re: HOWTO: Disable Seagate DM001 APM Head Parking *Permanent

Wanted to say thanks for the tutorial. I have a file server full of the ST4000DM000, both retail and shucked. And all of them were parking heads like crazy, not only that, but they would often park heads at the most inappropriate time seemingly just because. I'd be copying a file and all of a sudden...
by JazzJackRabbit
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Desktop 4TB, any input?
Replies: 6
Views: 4047

Re: Seagate Desktop 4TB, any input?

I've been running 10 in my file server in the basement for a couple of months now. So far so good, no complaints. Just like any other "green" drive they're quiet. They do make chirping noises every once in a while, not sure if that's head parking or what not, but otherwise they're quiet, and so far,...
by JazzJackRabbit
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 68827

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate -

I cannot tell from the photos, is the sidewinder bracket metal or plastic?
by JazzJackRabbit
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon R9 290X Cooling
Replies: 12
Views: 11552

Re: Radeon R9 290X Cooling

I can vouch for "the mod". Yes, it does introduce water pump noise, and unfortunately in my experience the pump noise has a lot of sample variance. The asetek (round type) coolers are more convenient for "the mod" because they do not cover the GPU mounting holes, however they're louder than CoolIT a...
by JazzJackRabbit
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoons to be discontinued
Replies: 2
Views: 3953

Re: Scythe Gentle Typhoons to be discontinued

I have a few of them. I never really liked them. They had very little air noise, but the motor always had a very distinct "whine" to it. I could never get over that whine in my desktop. I still use GT in my servers that are away from me and where I cannot hear that annoying frequency, but they were ...
by JazzJackRabbit
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives
Replies: 21
Views: 18896

Re: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives

I was already planning on getting 4x 4TB Red drives as I no longer trust Seagate's reliability (and their lame 2-year warranty), and the 4TB Hitachi's are only available in 7,200rpm flavour and I know to not be particularly quiet. Technically Hitachi still sells 4TB 5400RPM green drive, but it has ...
by JazzJackRabbit
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My Seagate HDD is just to loud
Replies: 10
Views: 8791

Re: My Seagate HDD is just to loud

Be careful not to block airflow to the hard drives though, otherwise the temps might climb too high. If after all of that you're still not satisfied with the noise, then you'll probably have to buy "green" drives to replace your 7200 spinners.
by JazzJackRabbit
Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Upgrade from an Antec P180 to a P183 for cable routing?
Replies: 6
Views: 2755

Re: Upgrade from an Antec P180 to a P183 for cable routing?

Yes, P18x series is a beast. Like others I have cut several holes in my case for easier cable and SATA cable management. Requires tools and a little spare time, but it's easily doable. A year ago I bought P280 because I wanted USB3.0 headers on the front and dual 120mm top exhaust vent, and I was re...
by JazzJackRabbit
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My Seagate HDD is just to loud
Replies: 10
Views: 8791

Re: My Seagate HDD is just to loud

Maybe a tad longer loading times with a 5400RPM drive, but nothing dramatic. 4k video without an issue, yes. Consider WD Red, they are a bit more expensive than the Greens, but have longer warranty. I thought the red drives where for raid? I thought the green was as quiet as WD makes? Both Green an...
by JazzJackRabbit
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital launches new 2.5" Red Line and 4tb RED
Replies: 11
Views: 7054

Re: Western Digital launches new 2.5" Red Line and 4tb RED

Apparently WD also introduced 4TB Green drives as well. Does anyone know where WD makes their 4TB Green and Red drives? Do they make them in China or Thailand?
by JazzJackRabbit
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Rosewill Silent Night 500 Platinum 80 Plus
Replies: 18
Views: 9593

Re: Rosewill Silent Night 500 Platinum 80 Plus

Out of curiosity, what do you guys think is the preferred way to mount the power supply in a case like P280, fins up or fins down? If I put it fins up then the ATX/AUX/PCIE power cables are away from motherboard so they can't reach as far especially if you route your cables behind the motherboard tr...
by JazzJackRabbit
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonics PSUs buzzing/whinning alternative brand advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 3497

Re: Seasonics PSUs buzzing/whinning alternative brand advice

What Abula has said. Only overclocked or SLI/Crossfire rigs need more than 300-500W. And even 500W is overkill unless you have a very high end power hungry videocard. I have Rosewill SilentNight 500W (same as KingWin Stryker STR-500) and it has zero problems powering 3570K with HD7970.
by JazzJackRabbit
Sat May 18, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 43122

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

save for a few small annoyances it's every bit as good or better than Win7. I have to ask in what way is it better than Win7 ? If you are going to install a start menu replacement and boot straight to desktop why not just use Win7. All i ever see are reasons not to use Win8, things like the flat co...
by JazzJackRabbit
Fri May 17, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 43122

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

Ha, totally forgot I posted in this thread. I guess I'll have to write an update... I've finally built a new PC, and installed Windows 8 on it. I've been using it for a couple of weeks, and I'm not going back to Win7. Yes, it took me more time to set up my Win8 installation the way I like it, but in...
by JazzJackRabbit
Fri May 10, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Rosewill Silent Night 500W fanless PSU $118 at newegg
Replies: 0
Views: 2253

Rosewill Silent Night 500W fanless PSU $118 at newegg

This PSU is on sale at newegg until 5/15/2013 or until the coupon funds run out. The PSU is discounted to $140 plus there is another 20% coupon EMCXRXL27 you can use bringing the total down to about $118 after shipping. Not the greatest price on a fanless PSU (I'm still kicking myself for not buying...
by JazzJackRabbit
Fri May 10, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Rosewill Silent Night 500 Platinum 80 Plus
Replies: 18
Views: 9593

Re: Rosewill Silent Night 500 Platinum 80 Plus

FYI this PSU is on sale at newegg until 5/15/2013 or until the funds run out. The PSU is discounted to $140 plus there is another 20% coupon you can use bringing the total down to about $118 after shipping. Not the greatest price on a fanless PSU (I'm still kicking myself for not buying Seasonic 460...