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by NeilBlanchard
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself...
Replies: 18
Views: 20641

Re: Introduce yourself...

Jake - welcome to SPCR forums!
by NeilBlanchard
Thu May 28, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 197
Views: 397611

Re: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.

The best 120mm fan that I know of is the Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM. It has incredible balance, very tight clearance at the blade tips, great geometry, smooth and robust bearings - much better than anything we have had up until now.
by NeilBlanchard
Sat May 16, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding@Home Is Now Doing COVID-19
Replies: 0
Views: 1117

Folding@Home Is Now Doing COVID-19

Hi Folks, Stanford's Folding@Home distributed computing project has been going for almost 20 years (it began October 1, 2000), and SPCR formed a team around 2004, I believe. We are #94 in the world, at the moment. They have now added COVID-19 to the project, and there has been a large influx of new ...
by NeilBlanchard
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic introduces 3 new fanless PSUs
Replies: 1
Views: 1137

Re: Seasonic introduces 3 new fanless PSUs

Thanks for the heads up! They are sensible capacities.
by NeilBlanchard
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Should I replace the stock Define R6 fans or its a waste of money?
Replies: 3
Views: 681

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

I think the Fractal Design fans are decent. Occasionally, you get a bum one. Have you slowed them down?
by NeilBlanchard
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best cooling combo
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Best cooling combo

Seems about right - the front intakes can be run pretty slowly, or even be off at times.
by NeilBlanchard
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: server response testing
Replies: 20
Views: 55293

Re: server response testing

I found it - in the upper left corner, it is the MCP button.
by NeilBlanchard
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: server response testing
Replies: 20
Views: 55293

Re: server response testing

The new poster moderation links have moved?
by NeilBlanchard
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any update on recent silent cases and their quality?
Replies: 5
Views: 3445

Re: Any update on recent silent cases and their quality?

Another recommendation for Fractal Design - build quality is the best, and excellent designs, too.
by NeilBlanchard
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: CHERRY STREAM
Replies: 8
Views: 10275

Re: CHERRY STREAM

Wow, that sounds sweet! But do you have to build a keyboard in order to get them?
by NeilBlanchard
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: CHERRY STREAM
Replies: 8
Views: 10275

Re: CHERRY STREAM

I was looking at about 4 different units. It was a bit confusing as to what was what. All of them seemed to have keys in nonstandard locations. I want a very durable keyboard, and I would like to find a quieter one. I have a Logitech G810 at the moment; which quiet for a mechanical unit. It is weari...
by NeilBlanchard
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: CHERRY STREAM
Replies: 8
Views: 10275

Re: CHERRY STREAM

I was looking at the various models for sale at NewEgg.
by NeilBlanchard
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: CHERRY STREAM
Replies: 8
Views: 10275

Re: CHERRY STREAM

Is this the Cherry Stream 3?

This keyboard has a strange layout for a couple of keys, around the return key. I like the larger return key, but the /? key is on the top row, and there is other very strange swaps.
by NeilBlanchard
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet down Ryzen 5 3600 in FD R5
Replies: 19
Views: 12452

Re: Quiet down Ryzen 5 3600 in FD R5

question: would it be OK if I move the exhaust fan to the front, as it's less audible there? The R5 has room for 2 intakes. Would it be much harder without an exhaust fan to push the heat out of the case? Instead of doing a push/pull. Heat rises, so working with this is usually better. And also wor...
by NeilBlanchard
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread
Replies: 12
Views: 10892

Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Interesting - is the performance somewhere between a 1080 and a 1080ti? The power consumption seems to be about like a 1080ti, or so.
by NeilBlanchard
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself...
Replies: 18
Views: 20641

Re: Introduce yourself...

Welcome justwilliams!
by NeilBlanchard
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 29648

Re: New AMD Ryzen 3000 chips leaked

OC3D TV Gigabyte Aorus X570 Xtreme Preview It certainly looks impressive in a lot of aspects, more so the passive chipset, but what baffle me is the microphone, and according to the preview, you can setup the fan profiles according to the noise, maybe its a gimmick but certainly got my attention. T...
by NeilBlanchard
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for a quiet PC case to silence hard drive noise
Replies: 12
Views: 8929

Re: Looking for a quiet PC case to silence hard drive noise

That's a lot of hard drives! What is the total capacity, and could you also get it quieter, by using fewer, larger capacity drives?

Has the temperatures of the system / drives changed, since your mods?
by NeilBlanchard
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself...
Replies: 18
Views: 20641

Re: Introduce yourself...

Obsedatul - welcome to SPCR!
by NeilBlanchard
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need a compact case, restricted depth
Replies: 7
Views: 8867

Re: Need a compact case, restricted depth

I agree - the layout of the FT-05 is the best I know of. It is as close to perfect thermally / air flow; especially for video card(s). The power supply location needs some work, and the location of 3.5" hard drives, as others have said. Cable management is basically nonexistent. A lack that almost e...
by NeilBlanchard
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: All new to cooling looking for advice
Replies: 4
Views: 5196

Re: All new to cooling looking for advice

Another possible issue is the heatsink contact with the CPU is not optimal?
by NeilBlanchard
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1660 Ti review compilation thread
Replies: 2
Views: 5288

Re: GTX 1660 Ti review compilation thread

I have a new computer with a GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti WINDFORCE OC 6G in it, and it is quite quiet, even running Folding@Home. It is in a Fractal Design Define Mini C Black Silent case. I am behind on what the hierarchy of current video cards are. I thought the 1660 Ti is the current gen minus t...
by NeilBlanchard
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: High Pressure 80mm fans
Replies: 4
Views: 6232

Re: High Pressure 80mm fans

Welcome to SPCR,

What NAS do you have? Can you modify the case to ease air flow, and reduce the static pressure issue? Sucking air is actually an efficient thing to do, and it doesn't require a straight path.
by NeilBlanchard
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan, max speed at startup
Replies: 4
Views: 5115

Re: Speedfan, max speed at startup

Hello and welcome to SPCR,

I think that any program takes a short while to start up. Even the BIOS has a few seconds of full speed operation.
by NeilBlanchard
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Riotoro Morpheus GPX-100
Replies: 1
Views: 5549

Re: Riotoro Morpheus GPX-100

I am not sure how that case would work for a passive case - the small holes will let a little air flow, but without fans, it will be minimal. They put filters on the bottom opening - but dust will get in where ever air gets in.
by NeilBlanchard
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Silent Mini-ITX PC Cases (2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 17987

Re: Best Silent Mini-ITX PC Cases (2018)

Hi Brian and welcome to SPCR,

There were 2 Fractal Design cases listed (only one had a working image). Which one did you get?
by NeilBlanchard
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 590 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 4461

Re: RX 590 Review Compilation Thread

Yikes - it uses about TWICE the power?
by NeilBlanchard
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: One or Two front intake fans?
Replies: 27
Views: 17671

Re: One or Two front intake fans?

My thought is that greater air flow out of the case will be better at minimizing hot areas, including around the video card. Positive pressure = slower air flow, and is much more likely to have stagnant pockets of air.
by NeilBlanchard
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT-03
Replies: 2
Views: 5854

Re: Silverstone FT-03

Sure - I don't remember everything! :P