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by Abula
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 87
Views: 32759

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

I didn't try any other configs than the ones that i posted tables. The fuma2 is a very capable cooler, but the NH-D15S is better, imo the best that i have tested as long as you use two fans and i prefer the S version.... so that means you have to buy the second fan.... so becomes expensive, weather ...
by Abula
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic introduces 3 new fanless PSUs
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Seasonic introduces 3 new fanless PSUs

In case someone is interested, Seasonic is releasing 3 New Fanless PSU, PX-450, PX-500, TX-700 (P=Platinum, T= Titanium) for more info visit SEASONIC FANLESS TX . PRIME-fanless-banner.jpg Btw i own the TX600 and its been flawless on my test bench for more than a year with multiple setups and leads, ...
by Abula
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design node 304 or core 500?
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Fractal Design node 304 or core 500?

Node 304 is a nice case for your intended use. If you plan on going above 6 mechanical hdds in the future, but you want to remain somewhat in a smaller factor also consider: SilverStone DS380B - Mini ITX case, holds 8x 3.5 drives, only takes SFX-L PSU, but you gotta be careful with the motherboard h...
by Abula
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 87
Views: 32759

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

I know it's a little late, but awesome work Abula. I hadn't looked at the Fuma 2 much, but after seeing this and then looking at some other reviews I'm going to get it. One quick question though, and sorry if I missed it. But did you test and/or see any significant difference using a 25mm fan in pl...
by Abula
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy

Thats a great case. On the LGMRT, have someone help you hold it while installing the screws, i can do it alone but first time was much harder since you are screwing over a hole on a massive heatsink that its asymmetrical. The great thing about the cooler is that you can chose whatever memory you wis...
by Abula
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy

pentastich wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:39 pm
If I'm playing games, the system can squawk like a chicken for all I care (well, maybe not that bad). I can always wear headphones. It's when the system is at idle or at a light load that I care about the noise.
Fractal Design Define 7+ LGTRT + Asus STRIX GPUs (using quiet vbios) and you are set.
by Abula
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Wings 3... high speed or normal version? (3950x build)
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Silent Wings 3... high speed or normal version? (3950x build)

silenceorgtfo wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:57 pm
Btw, what do you have plugged on the pci lanes? looks like some weird small cards.
Thats a dedicated streaming PC, built around TR1950x
PCIcards.jpg
by Abula
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy

I don't own any so ill not comments on either of your list. Today the R7 was released, its a very nice case overall, specially it peforms well with the open door / no filter, it even goes very close to CM H500M, Fractal Define 7 Case Review: Excellent Build Quality, Thermal Challenges , maybe a Mesh...
by Abula
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define 7 & XL - Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Fractal Design Define 7 & XL - Reviews and Discussion

Fractal Design Define R series have been one of the favorites and most used among SPCR users that like to build on ATX factor, since they just released the latest's iteration (7), in case someone is interested here some reviews, Official Manufacturers webpage SITES REVIEWS Guru3d Fractal Design Defi...
by Abula
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy

I was looking at some higher flow cases last night, including both the Phantek P600s and the Meshify S2. The P600s looks really interesting, and it would be interesting to be able to see what effect adding and removing panels has. I also looked at the Phanteks P400A, which, according to a couple of...
by Abula
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy

I hope the R6 case will have enough airflow, and that case gives me the option of opening the front door for improved airflow when doing heavy computing. Many people seem to have good experiences with it, and since I'm not into overclocking, and will be going with the more frugal 3700X processor, I...
by Abula
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy

have you had any experience with a quiet system designed around the idea of minimal airflow restrictions enabling slow, and therefore quiet, fan speeds? There are two ways to plan a quiet pc, well 3 but one of them is going fully passive and hardware wise aside from Kalycos its very hard to go with...
by Abula
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Wings 3... high speed or normal version? (3950x build)
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Silent Wings 3... high speed or normal version? (3950x build)

I went with 2x BL067 on front, because they cover most of the motheborads components, as steve said the bottom 120 is mostly sending air in the shroud which is perforated... but weather it makes a difference is something that i didnt know (still dont know), so i went with 140s, for me its good enoug...
by Abula
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy

Hello Jim, Welcome to SPCR Based on my reading, the approach I'm taking is to have all of components be as individually quiet as possible. In particular, I'm looking at as many semi-passive components as possible. My hope is that, when idle, there are no fans running at all. It can be done, but i do...
by Abula
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best silent hard drives in 2020?
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: best silent hard drives in 2020?

Well we are more screwed than the WD GREEN days, as now we have more platters and Helium drives are not quiet, they are not black levels, but my WD Red 3tb and Green 2TB are much quieter, that said.... not much you can do, most of todays high density and platter drives are not quiet, so the solution...
by Abula
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Wings 3... high speed or normal version? (3950x build)
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Silent Wings 3... high speed or normal version? (3950x build)

I would buy the BL067, if you need more than 1000rpms on the case fans, it wont be quiet and you should re think your build toward better cooling even water, so for me the BL067 (1000rpm version) is the ones i go with. On the 120, if money is no object i would go with NF-A12x25 PWM, now if they are ...
by Abula
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone
Replies: 93
Views: 57136

Re: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone

I was going to start a new thread, but many of the fans tested here were similar, specially the NF-A12x25. The following video is just a roundup that are not tested as SPCR does, but it tests 3 scenarios, Casefan/Heatsink/Radiator.

The Best 120mm Fans - For Cases, Heatsinks, and Radiators
by Abula
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: There is no such thing as silent PC
Replies: 12
Views: 2102

Re: There is no such thing as silent PC

I get the feeling a totally silent everyday desktop PC isn't practical, you'll need some airflow to cool components on the motherboard and the PSU will need active cooling. All the entirely passive systems I see have a external power brick and underpowered media streamking devices at best. It depen...
by Abula
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 87
Views: 32759

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

Sorry to ressurect such an old post, but i was wondering how was the performance of the FHP-141 with the noctua cooler? I dont have the testing in hand, but i probably post it here at some point, but its on the NH-D15. And how did u get it to fit? is the gap between the heatsink towers larger in th...
by Abula
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new rig
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Time for a new rig

Too bad they still didn't resolve the multi-monitor RAM clock power issue. Nvidia is really nice when you have 2 60hz monitors, but if you have one 144hz the clocks get screwed, if you drop multi monitor you can have a single 144/240 and still downclocks correctly... but in my particular case, what...
by Abula
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX gaming/work
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: Mini-ITX gaming/work

Glad all work out for you. I had some help on the parts, the first recommendation was for the Scythe Mugen 5 Rev B cooler and that backplate didn't work with the ASRock board. While i see your point, and would be optimal if it didnt touch, the bottom is rubber, mine has been running for 6 months no ...
by Abula
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread
Replies: 26
Views: 13665

Re: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread

Seems palit is releasing their passive GTX 1650 KalmX
by Abula
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Should I replace the stock Define R6 fans or its a waste of money?
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Should I replace the stock Define R6 fans or its a waste of money?

Fans are something that are very peculiar to each person, tones are for some fine for others are bothering. I own a R6 and tested the fans, they are ok, but i still change them toward BL067 that have a smother tone (to my ears), but i would think for vast majority of users, the included fans are goo...
by Abula
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How annoying are the fans on the new mobos?
Replies: 14
Views: 608

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

silenceorgtfo wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:32 pm
I would make great use of the extra cores. I dont really feel confident buying an older board.
Then go with GIGABYTE X570 AORUS XTREME AMD Ryzen 3000 PCIe 4.0 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.2 AMD X570 E-ATX Motherboard, the only fanless X570 (besides the AsRock aqua) or wait for B550.
by Abula
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What case would you recommend? Mid tower that holds 12 drives?
Replies: 2
Views: 277

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

Rosewill RSV-L4412 would be one of the smaller cases that can hold 12 drives, its a rack server case, but i bet with some light modding/cutting you could make it a sort of tower. The Fractal Design Define R6 can hold 11x 3.5 HDD (if you can manage to get 5 extra trays, only comes with 6). If you we...
by Abula
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing Define Mini C fans for quieter operation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: Replacing Define Mini C fans for quieter operation?

How do I check that? What is the temp ceiling? Whenever I looked in Task Manager all cores/threads were pegged at 100%. Is there a better way to know that? The temp ceiling is defined by AMD, i don't own your CPU, but search the web to see the max temperature where it still sustains the full boost,...
by Abula
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing Define Mini C fans for quieter operation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: Replacing Define Mini C fans for quieter operation?

I built the system over the weekend and ran the Prime95 torture test for about 18 hours with no errors. Ryzen Master was showing CPU temps of 65 - 75 Celsius. I think that's OK? As long as you are sustaining the boosts fully, the temps seems ok, AMD is pretty good as long as you don't hit the temp ...
by Abula
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing Define Mini C fans for quieter operation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: Replacing Define Mini C fans for quieter operation?

I would test the included fans first, we all have different needs so you might be fine as it comes, you can always upgrade them later on, but if you want to change the fans on Define C, you are already considering what i would use, Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM (on the back, if you are not into the color the...
by Abula
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest Micro ATX cases with multiple PCI expansion slots?
Replies: 3
Views: 12770

Re: Smallest Micro ATX cases with multiple PCI expansion slo

As days go by, i see less and less offerings on micro atx, i blame it doesn't have enough of a change over ATX to make it attractive now a days having ITX, but if you are set on micro atx and if you are into glass, the SilverStone Technology SST-LD01B is a really nice option.
by Abula
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?

probably stick with stock Mugen5 fans. Noctua's are great tho. Its not as good as NF-A12x25, but i would use it, its pretty good. I also think its a good route to go with the same fan for the back case, instead of the Bequiet to save some money, while on 140mm its harder to get good fans, on 120mm ...