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by Abula
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Testing my understanding on case/build philosophy
Replies: 2
Views: 22

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: 16

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: 2
Views: 24

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: 56722

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: 1665

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: 81
Views: 31770

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: 5
Views: 155

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: 1138

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: 13108

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: 103

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: 322

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: 197

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: 1180

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: 1180

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: 1180

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: 12692

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: 1349

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 ...
by Abula
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

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

550 Watts is fine with the 2070 super? there are 3 models of the 2070S. this one seems to have the 0db feature. Yes, 550W is plenty for your build. Remember to push the button on the PSU for it to be hybrid passive. 3 case fans and 2 fan headers on the board. No, the board has 3 headers. Remember t...
by Abula
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

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

might look at different slightly faster memory ddr4-3000? didn't want to overclock really. Intel doesn't benefit as much on fast memory as AMD, but if your budget allows, my top picks depending if you want 16 or 32, just enter the bios and enable XMP and be done, G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8...
by Abula
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define Nano S - Quiet case fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

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

we wanted quiet as possible and I noticed that the Asus ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING Mini ITX has only one case fan header. I would go with dual of the same fans on each of the two headers with Y splitter. this case has 3 case fans, was thinking about replacing with Noctua fans? (140mm in front?) be qui...
by Abula
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I want to replace my good ol Define r4, what's better?
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: I want to replace my good ol Define r4, what's better?

What I've read is that both Asus and Gigabyte GPU's have 0db on idle mode so since the GB is cheaper I will go for that one. Most of today GPUs have a 0 rpm idle mode, but even if they dont, its not a big deal as the rpm on idle will be at minimum, and very likely inaudible levels, the problem is l...
by Abula
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I want to replace my good ol Define r4, what's better?
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: I want to replace my good ol Define r4, what's better?

Can you recommend me a case to go with it that improves on the Define r4? Does the r6 improve on it? The R6 is a incremental improvement over the R4/5, it still follows the same basic principles, specially on the Define series where its a more closed/restricted enclosure. There are different approa...
by Abula
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Define R6 - do not buy verdict
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: Fractal Define R6 - do not buy verdict

I'm running fine a GTX1080ti + TR1950x with a two capture cards on R6, and its fine. While the R6 is restrictive, i don't think its totally to blame on your experience, my guess is that its your GPU to blame not the R6. Here is a very recent thread from another SPCR member that had similar hardware ...
by Abula
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: There is no such thing as silent PC
Replies: 12
Views: 1665

Re: There is no such thing as silent PC

I set all the BeQuiet! fan profiles so that the CPU temp never went above 55C, and the GPU was usually around 70C. This is your issue, as SometimesWarrior explained before, your thresholds are simply too low for a quiet pc setup, you either want a cool running pc or quiet running pc, you wont have ...
by Abula
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent PC for Gaming/Work
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

Re: Silent PC for Gaming/Work

Nice build, glad everything work out for you. Enjoy.
by Abula
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: There is no such thing as silent PC
Replies: 12
Views: 1665

Re: There is no such thing as silent PC

Any chance you could share a screenshot of HWinfo or HWmonitor of you playing for a long session? im interested on seeing CPU temperature/load, GPU temperature/load, and their respective fans, as well as the Bequiet fans. Btw i tried to find your GPU ZOTAC GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5 ZT-P10800E-10S, but i di...
by Abula
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: KEYBOARD thats quiet and doesnt suck for games?
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: KEYBOARD thats quiet and doesnt suck for games?

I would try to find a keyboard that has the cherry silent red switches, they were a Corsair exclusive on release so you might see some with those, but it should be available from other keyboard manufacturers by now . Some also recommend lubing the switches and doing the O ring mod to lower the botto...
by Abula
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best super 2080 with quiet features but not stupid high temp
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: Best super 2080 with quiet features but not stupid high

I cannot afford buying a Ti. What do you think of this one? I didn't suggest you buy the Ti, i simply suggested to with Asus with the SUPER, since you were mentioning it in your original post. Its the same cooler as my Ti, but Super should be a little easier to cool, so its very likely its a quiet ...
by Abula
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best super 2080 with quiet features but not stupid high temp
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: Best super 2080 with quiet features but not stupid high

Go with the Asus Strix and move the slider before you install it, it will be very quiet. The fans don't turn on browsing, i mostly play WOW Classic now a days, and barely starts and stops, never even passes 57C, on light load its very quiet, and mine runs hotter than the 2080 super.
by Abula
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: With helium drives, anything above 6TB = noisy?
Replies: 24
Views: 26239

Re: With helium drives, anything above 6TB = noisy?

I've read that you recommend Synology in many threads. I'm doing research on which NAS to buy in order extract the HDD out of my PC. I own 2 synologies personally and have installed 6 to friends and family, to me they are really good, probably not the best as its a pre made solution, but their soft...