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by Abula
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build - Low Setting Gaming, advice appreciated
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: First build - Low Setting Gaming, advice appreciated

I like almost all of the choices on the hardware for a budget build. Only thing that i would change, i feel the 1050ti is a little old, we have the 3060 that will be released shortly, so the 3050 should follow in the months to come. If you budget is tight, drop the windows 10 licence, and buy it on ...
by Abula
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best silent hard drives in 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 2423

Re: best silent hard drives in 2020?

CA_Steve wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:43 am
It continues to baffle me why the bare drives cost $100+ more than the external storage versions.
Usually is warranty.
by Abula
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is better for silent gaming operation? Noctua U9s or a 280mm AIO?
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: What is better for silent gaming operation? Noctua U9s or a 280mm AIO?

I would probably start searching for builds on the 280x, sometimes manufactures don't list correctly the height of the cpu coolers or the give some tolerance that in this case would be useful, as if you can get away with 155m then coolers like Mugen5 would be a great option. Checking for 10min on pc...
by Abula
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Looking for a cheaper and reliable recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Looking for a cheaper and reliable recommendation

I second the AMD 5600x as one of the best gaming cpus out there, so that would be my pick. For motherboard, i would go with B550 so you get a passive chipset, its been out more than 3 months now so bios have mature enough, that said as with x570 new bios have been released to support new ryzen cpus....
by Abula
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 3080 review compilation
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: RTX 3080 review compilation

I wished someone reviewed the Gigabyte RTX3080/90 Aorus Xtreme/Master..... not sure why there isn't a single review of it.
by Abula
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU/Motherboard + Build Advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: CPU/Motherboard + Build Advice?

Define your budget and detail what you own, so people can give you their suggestions.
by Abula
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Gaming/Streaming pc
Replies: 23
Views: 3352

Re: New Gaming/Streaming pc

I think over time more cores will be better, programs like Adobe, Davinci, OBS, etc have opitized thier software for whats was available, mostly was intel quads, but with AMD last two gens pushing more cores i feel they will start to optimize for more cores, weather they are needed is something that...
by Abula
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Gaming/Streaming pc
Replies: 23
Views: 3352

Re: New Gaming/Streaming pc

A friend just built a i9 10900k + rtx3090 and it pulls from the wall with AIDA64 + Furmark = 566W, the 5950x is suppose to be a more efficient CPU, i doubt you will need more than 750W, both stress test will pull more than anything you do, so expect less than 550W, my guess streaming and gaming will...
by Abula
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Gaming/Streaming pc
Replies: 23
Views: 3352

Re: New Gaming/Streaming pc

Power Supply ? Since you seem to want to go with RGB, Superflower is a very good OEM and has the following in stock, LEADEX III ARGB 750W 80 PLUS GOLD MODULAR POWER SUPPLY - BLACK If you don't want an RGB PSU, then i would suggest to with Seasonic, PRIME GX-750 750W 80 PLUS GOLD MODULAR POWER SUPPLY
by Abula
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: is it worth it to buy overclockable ram ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1088

Re: is it worth it to buy overclockable ram ?

Olle P wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:01 am
The 400-series has by then been around for 2½ years, so any further BIOS upgrades for the support of older CPUs would/will be unlikely anyway.
Atm is very likely that 500 series wont get another gen either way, as AMD is likely to move to AM5 for ryzen 4.
by Abula
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 3080 review compilation
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: RTX 3080 review compilation

The EVGA certainly looks like a contender to the Asus/MSI, probably even better as it sustain higher clocks with the same noise. TechPowerUP EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Review This also makes the card the quietest RTX 3080 we've ever tested. The ASUS TUF with quiet BIOS is just as quiet, but yo...
by Abula
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: is it worth it to buy overclockable ram ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1088

Re: is it worth it to buy overclockable ram ?

Worth it is a very relative term, for me it is, Ryzen 3000 series benefits from overclockable ram, 3200/3600 is the sweetspot but really depends on your workload and usage. Dont over spend though, while the are gains, they are small. Does RAM Speed Matter? — Which Should You Buy for Zen 2? — 7 RAM K...
by Abula
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 3080 review compilation
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: GTX 3080 review compilation

Funny, I based my opinion on the same reviews :). I get annoyed when mfgrs throw extra core voltage at the problem driving up power use. Of course, a sample size of 1 isn't a good place for a judgement call. <shrug> You know I'm the xx60 guy, anyway. :) Check Optimum tech MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio...
by Abula
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 3080 review compilation
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: GTX 3080 review compilation

At first look, I think it's a toss up between the Asus and the MSI Gaming X Trio. The former might be a dB quieter and a better cooler, but the MSI is slightly faster and uses less power for both 2D and 3D tasks. I was set on MSI, specially because the lack of seeing higher end cards like STRIX, AO...
by Abula
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 3080 review compilation
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: GTX 3080 review compilation

Asus TUF seems to be best with the dual bios.
by Abula
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Multi-CPU general motherboard design
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: Multi-CPU general motherboard design

Its likely you will find server grade motherboard with support for dual cpus sockets, but i haven't seen 4, but it probably they exist just not on retail. I would probably contact server grade manufactures of motherboards like Supermicro and see if they can build custom, they should have the enginee...
by Abula
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 2415

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

You can also see the Noctua vs. Arctic, Nidec - Ultimate 120mm Fan Re-match! , which favors noctua, and compares lots of the same fans as TBG tests. This test has the same flaw as the Hardware Scientist test. They only test the fan noise levels in free air with no mesh filter or any other obstructi...
by Abula
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 2415

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

I wish we could have SPCR did the testing, to many people have different results and preferences. You can also see the Noctua vs. Arctic, Nidec - Ultimate 120mm Fan Re-match! , which favors noctua, and compares lots of the same fans as TBG tests. Scythe GentleTyphoons (now marketed as the original O...
by Abula
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 2415

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

Very interesting reviews, although not that similar in terms of who won.
by Abula
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: best long term psu silent
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: best long term psu silent

The CP-850 was a great PSU for its time, still today is decent, but nothing to brag about. should i buy exactly the same model new? Imo no, it was discounted long time ago, but you might be able to find used. keep the one i already have 12 years old since it has protections circuit? PSU components d...
by Abula
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: what should i buy (i dont do 3d stuf. i do a bit of video editing)
Replies: 16
Views: 4034

Re: what should i buy (i dont do 3d stuf. i do a bit of video editing)

In all honesty, unless you are trying to save a lot, you can build a todays pc cheap with ryzen, specially if you do editing it could help you invest a little more and get something that its up to date.
by Abula
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone
Replies: 97
Views: 68167

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

An intersting review just came out, that check some of the best fan sin the market just came out, in case somone wants a new perspective,

Optimum Tech Who Actually Makes the Best PC Fans?
by Abula
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: need suggestion of xxwatt psu quiet and cheap for old beast
Replies: 9
Views: 1813

Re: need suggestion of xxwatt psu quiet and cheap for old beast

Consider in time to upgrade, Nehalem is not that efficient compared to whats available to day like Ryzen. do you guys have suggestion of cheap yet silent new psu? i live in canada . Its a bad time to buy PSU, with the chain of supply being somewhat broken due to COVID19, maybe powersupply design hav...
by Abula
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Buying a UPS battery backup
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Buying a UPS battery backup

I have had very good exprience with 4x CyberPower Intelligent LCD CP1500AVRLCD Uninterrupted Power Supply, APC is also a very good brand, only own one but been great also.
by Abula
Wed May 27, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new rig
Replies: 21
Views: 3913

Re: Time for a new rig

CPU, i went for a Ryzen 9 3900x. I observer that the CPU is quickly spiking even in near idle mode, which causes the FANs to go crazy for a couple of seconds. Up - down - up - down, very annoying. - First of all, the software that came with the motherboard (gigabyte) appears to be complete crap. Th...
by Abula
Tue May 26, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent PC build with HDPLEX 2nd Gen H5 and Intel Core I9
Replies: 7
Views: 2169

Re: Silent PC build with HDPLEX 2nd Gen H5 and Intel Core I9

mqhout wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 12:47 am
(all in celcius)
CPU cores average around 45, often goes to 53-55 and sometimes a peak to 63.
Motherboard on various locations between 33 and 53.
GPU core around 38-40.
Pretty impressive, now you are making want to build like you.
by Abula
Sat May 23, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Gaming Case
Replies: 15
Views: 3038

Re: Gaming Case

Good overall case is the Fractal Define R6 or Meshify S2, either will allow you to mount rads on the front and back, but might be too laid back for your grandson. I would recommend to take a look into Lian Li PC-O11DW , you can go with AIO or go full custom water loop with rads on top side, bottom o...
by Abula
Fri May 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 44038

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

Swap the NF-A15 140mm stock fan for the silent wings 3 BL067 (both are 140mm). No, the fans are not the same, yes they are 140mm both.. but the frame is not, the NF-A14 would be equal to the BL067 (true 140mm fans), the NF-A15 are 140mm fan on a 120mm mounting frame, same is the case for some bq pu...
by Abula
Wed May 20, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 44038

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

I thought this might be due to the Silent Wings 3 on the Dark Rock Pro being a slightly quieter fan than the Noctua fan. So if you swapped out the stock fan on the Noctua for the SW3, you'd have the better cooling from the Noctua heat sink AND quieter fan? It might... but highly unlikely, when i te...