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by CA_Steve
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: the impossible quest of finding a dead quiet, low-power SFX
Replies: 6
Views: 3056

Re: the impossible quest of finding a dead quiet, low-power

I'd be surprised if your system ever exceeded 80W.
by CA_Steve
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3600X on Msi B450 Tomahawk MAX
Replies: 3
Views: 7765

Re: 3600X on Msi B450 Tomahawk MAX

Cool. Guess you didn't need the fan controller.
by CA_Steve
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread
Replies: 26
Views: 15924

Re: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread

plan to, when I get a chance..as well as the new AMD card.
by CA_Steve
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent GPU
Replies: 8
Views: 2738

Re: Silent GPU

Have you had a chance to benchmark the games you play to see whether or not your '2060 is maybe overpowered..and is just running internally at high fps...causing the higher fan speeds?
by CA_Steve
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-U12
Replies: 2
Views: 2694

Re: Noctua NH-U12

Short answer is yes to both. Here's the compatibility page. You should be able to contact Noctua and get the adapter for free.
by CA_Steve
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself...
Replies: 18
Views: 21256

Re: Introduce yourself...

Welcome to SPCR!
by CA_Steve
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help configuring my system
Replies: 3
Views: 2897

Re: Help configuring my system

Welcome to SPCR. Is the i30 the Arctic one or the Cooler Master one? I don't know about the latter, but the former has decent reviews for noise and temps. What specific problem are you seeing that makes you want to replace it? I'm surprised the PSU ever turns on given your configuration..unless ther...
by CA_Steve
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1660 Super review compilation thread
Replies: 4
Views: 4179

Re: GTX 1660 Super review compilation thread

Added MSI and Palit @ hardwareLUXX and EVGA @ KitGuru. Nice fan hysteresis profile for the MSI Gaming X.
by CA_Steve
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread
Replies: 12
Views: 11296

Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Added XFX THICC III and note about free replacements for early THICC II purchases.
by CA_Steve
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1660 Super review compilation thread
Replies: 4
Views: 4179

Re: GTX 1660 Super review compilation thread

Too much power usage for fanless. 125W stock TDP. Would need to be in the 50-75W range.
by CA_Steve
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1660 Super review compilation thread
Replies: 4
Views: 4179

GTX 1660 Super review compilation thread

Early look: High end 1080p, Mid-range 1440p card. Replaces GTX 1660. Just a few percent slower than GTX 1070 and 1660 Ti. 125W TDP, but OEM stock overclocked card will draw more. 6GB GDDR6 VRAM. HDMI 2.0b and Display Port 1.4a. Requires one 8-pin PCIe Graphics power connector. Dimensions stated as: ...
by CA_Steve
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread
Replies: 12
Views: 11296

Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Ok, I think I'm caught up for this one. Let me know if any (inevitable) errors have crept in.

The Asrock Taichi might not be the quietest card...but damn...6 outputs. :)
by CA_Steve
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread
Replies: 12
Views: 11296

Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Review links are up...still have another 10 to post when I get time.
by CA_Steve
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 5700 review compilation thread
Replies: 3
Views: 4768

Re: RX 5700 review compilation thread

Had some time - review links are up.
by CA_Steve
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment
Replies: 22
Views: 9472

Re: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment

Also, if you have extensions on Firefox (Ad blockers, etc), you could try toggling them all off and see if the memory leak goes away.
by CA_Steve
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment
Replies: 22
Views: 9472

Re: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment

Yeah, it's more likely to be a s/w issue on your PC than a Mozilla development problem. When was your last clean OS install? Sometimes things just go south..

One easier thing you could try - backup your bookmarks and do a clean Firefox install.
by CA_Steve
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment
Replies: 22
Views: 9472

Re: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment

And there's Guru3D's Display Driver Uninstaller to remove lingering bits of the "other guys" reg files, etc.
https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/di ... nload.html
by CA_Steve
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Are single fan 2060's worth even considering?
Replies: 5
Views: 3535

Re: Are single fan 2060's worth even considering?

Note that AMD RX 5500 cards are arriving "sometime in q4" and Nvidia's GTX 1650 Ti Super and GTX 1660 Super are rumored to release sometime later this month to compete against AMD, you might want to hold off a little bit. Could see some nice price decreases in the mid-range gfx card space.
by CA_Steve
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3600X on Msi B450 Tomahawk MAX
Replies: 3
Views: 7765

Re: 3600X on Msi B450 Tomahawk MAX

have fun!
by CA_Steve
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment
Replies: 22
Views: 9472

Re: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment

via GPU-Z: My 4k desktop with some background apps is 690MB of VRAM. I ran this 4k/60 HDR video on Firefox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXb3EKWsInQ
and VRAM using went up to 1186MB, GPU load was between 50-56% and video engine load averaged 25% with some peaks at 50%.
by CA_Steve
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread
Replies: 26
Views: 15924

Re: GTX 1650 Review compilation thread

Asus let's you use the Gfx card to control an external PWM fan (like say the input chassis fan in front of the card)..
by CA_Steve
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment
Replies: 22
Views: 9472

Re: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment

Techpowerup's GPU-Z app will tell you which version of the GT 1030 you have. Maaaybe it's due to DDR4..but I still think there's something else going on. If you do opt for a different video card, go for the GTX 1650 rather than the 1050 Ti. Newer gen card should hopefully have better 4k/60Hz support...
by CA_Steve
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment
Replies: 22
Views: 9472

Re: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment

Welcome to SPCR. What's your CPU? If it's fairly recent it might be able to handle your 4K browser needs via the mobo HDMI connector. (I'll be the first to say Win10+4k/60Hz is a mess). It shouldn't take much horsepower to play the video as there's a standalone block in the gfx card to handle it (ju...
by CA_Steve
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 43" 4k TV to replace dual 24" 1080p monitors
Replies: 3
Views: 4720

Re: 43" 4k TV to replace dual 24" 1080p monitors

So, the 43" finally came on the market last month and after waiting for some early adopter feedback at AVS Forum I picked one up. $350 at Best Buy. What a pita to set up :) Because it's just an HDMI 2.0(b) input on the Vizio, you can't get 10-bit 2160p/60Hz 4:4:4. I couldn't get 10-bit 2160p/60Hz 4:...
by CA_Steve
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread
Replies: 12
Views: 11296

Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

yeah - haven't had the time to update all of the compilation pages...and new AMD cards on (I think) the 7th and then Super versions of the Nvidia 1650/1660 around the 20th.
by CA_Steve
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent 4TB+ HDD at idle
Replies: 8
Views: 9064

Re: Silent 4TB+ HDD at idle

Have fun!
by CA_Steve
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent 4TB+ HDD at idle
Replies: 8
Views: 9064

Re: Silent 4TB+ HDD at idle

Actually, I said: You won't hear it spin inside a case, and the read/write noise will be less than the 3.5" Barracuda. I wonder if you have vibration induced noise...the 304's mounting system is really good for dampening it..but you never know. Here's an experiment you can try: - remove the HDD from...