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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: 116

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: 188

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: 52512

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: 52512

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: 4
Views: 2541

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: 9
Views: 8700

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: 9
Views: 8700

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: 9
Views: 8700

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: 9
Views: 8700

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: 10035

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: 9848

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: 16
Views: 18789

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: 27234

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: 7598

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: 16
Views: 18789

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: 8370

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: 4781

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: 4995

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: 5650

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: 4644

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: 5281

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: 16709

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: 4219

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: 16222

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: 5598

Re: Silverstone FT-03

Sure - I don't remember everything! :P
by NeilBlanchard
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT-03
Replies: 2
Views: 5598

Silverstone FT-03

This is a case I was not aware of until now - and it looks quite interesting! It is a mATX with a tiny footprint, and it can fit long graphics card(s): https://www.bit-tech.net/reviews/tech/cases/silverstone-fortress-ft03-review/4/ https://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2011/02/silverstone-fortr...
by NeilBlanchard
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: One or Two front intake fans?
Replies: 27
Views: 16222

Re: One or Two front intake fans?

Olle, I agree about having controlled air flow through the case. Something I learned recently is that top exhaust fans are more effective than back exhaust fans, since warmed air rises, and top fans "work with" this. The graphics card is a key area - if the case is narrow, and depending on where int...
by NeilBlanchard
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The marketing of quiet case fans is somewhat deceptive.
Replies: 4
Views: 5647

Re: The marketing of quiet case fans is somewhat deceptive.

Very often, though - the starting voltage of higher RPM fans forces them to run faster at low voltages. So, even when they are as slow as they can go, they can be faster - and louder - than a fan that tops out at a lower RPM.
by NeilBlanchard
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: One or Two front intake fans?
Replies: 27
Views: 16222

Re: One or Two front intake fans?

Here's my opinion: more exhaust air flow is better / quieter - for two reasons. The main one is that exhaust fans are more efficient - since lowering pressure is going to shift air far away from the fan. The best illustration of this is a whole house fan - it exhausts air from the attic, and if the ...
by NeilBlanchard
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is silentpcreview.com ever coming back?
Replies: 5
Views: 7344

Re: is silentpcreview.com ever coming back?

Hrafn wrote:If no further SPCR reviews are forthcoming, would it be worthwhile turning this site into a curated portal/directory for quality external silent-PC-related hardware reviews and commentary (assuming that such doesn't already exist)?
We are doing this, in this forum. On video cards, in particular.