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by Abula
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: best long term psu silent
Replies: 5
Views: 123

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: 13
Views: 212

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: 95
Views: 60726

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: 709

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: 403

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: 2017

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: 4
Views: 821

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: 13
Views: 1418

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: 37087

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: 37087

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...
by Abula
Wed May 20, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 37087

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

Abula, just curious, do you believe it would be possible to squeeze a couple of more dBA's and a couple of degrees out of the Noctua NH D15S with a Silent Wings 3 instead of the stock fans? Not sure what you are saying, more dBA's? you want more noise and less temperature? Get some Thermalright TY1...
by Abula
Tue May 05, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Should airflow be prioritized with cases?
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Should airflow be prioritized with cases?

Tilltech wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 12:43 pm
Phanteks has indeed some very interesting cases.
After looking into them, I'm waiting to see what P500A will bring, it should come in June.
While this is not the P500A, a review just came up, maybe it interest you, Phanteks P300A Cheap Airflow Case Review: Thermals, Extra Fan Tests, & Noise
by Abula
Mon May 04, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for decent case for M-ITX build
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Looking for decent case for M-ITX build

Some recommendations, Try to avoid Mini ITX factor if you want a quiet setup, unless you are building on HDPlex/Steacom passive cases. In my experience, most of my builds on ITX are much nosier, given that cant fit big coolers or have so much cramped up that airflow is not ideal, etc. Since you have...
by Abula
Fri May 01, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Should airflow be prioritized with cases?
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Should airflow be prioritized with cases?

For example, given these 3 cases: Silverstone RL06 Pure Base 500 Pure Base 500DX Which one would you pick? Only Pure Base 500 is specifically designed for silence. However, the higher the temps the more noise from fans will take place. Out of the list you posted, I would take the Pure Base 500DX, h...
by Abula
Fri May 01, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new rig
Replies: 21
Views: 2017

Re: Time for a new rig

Apparently 3600 RAM is in most parts better than a little bit more expensive 3733 one, even though that would allow for a better multiplier. I honestly didnt fully get the reasons for it that are explained in some reviews. Looks like the 1:x clock ratio might lead to instability of certain controll...
by Abula
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new rig
Replies: 21
Views: 2017

Re: Time for a new rig

The only thing I want is a passive cooled mainboard. If you are willing to drop PCIe 4.0, then go with B450 like MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX , great value mobo with decent VRM heatsinks and because its a B450 it has a passive chipset, I have done 3 builds on it one of them a 3900x and all working flawles...
by Abula
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU Cooling: Air vs Liquid
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: CPU Cooling: Air vs Liquid

Most of the time Air is quieter than Water, but if take a 9900k and OC heavy you will create so much heat that water will be likely quieter than air under those conditions. I no longer peruse OCing as i used to, i still do it for benching a new pc, but i leave it at stock for 24/7 use, as i prefer q...
by Abula
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to update from 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1385

Re: Time to update from 2011

As I stated before: Why upgrade to the 2016 standard, at an overprice? The desired lifetime of the computer is the main reason to stay clear of these Skylake(++++...) CPUs. It really depends on what you aiming, gaming intel will remain faster, even certain editing under conditions like using intel ...
by Abula
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to update from 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1385

Re: Time to update from 2011

When I look at the ASUS Prime X570-Pro motherboard, it has Displayport and HDMI output, but if I don't buy Ryzen with integrated GPU, those outputs are useless? Yes. What would be the best motherboard for Ryzen 3700X with X570 chipset? The best x570 mobos are GIGABYTE X570 AORUS XTREME or MSI MEG X...
by Abula
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with a first time build!!
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Help with a first time build!!

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Great CPU, specially on a budget. Down the road you can always get a used 3900/3800/3700 if you need it, but for now i think the 3600 is more than enough for gaming. MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard Great Mobo, i already did two builds with it, one...
by Abula
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to update from 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1385

Re: Time to update from 2011

I would wait for Z490, should be released very soon, and 10 core is coming, maybe could be worth it to you since your upgrade cycle is long. I would stay on intel iGPU should be enough for anything aside from gaming.
by Abula
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua introduces twin NF-A12x25 NH-U12A CPU cooler
Replies: 93
Views: 37087

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: 1179

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: 488

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: 93
Views: 37087

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: 2313

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: 2313

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: 2060

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: 2313

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: 1114

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...