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by Das_Saunamies
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink
Replies: 22
Views: 12135

Re: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink

Thank you for an excellent answer - I am getting closer to a final decision :) I will be cooling a Pentium G3420 on a MSI B85-G43, with high probability of changing the CPU to Core i5-4570 or similar Happy to help. The Pentium CPU you have now has a TDP of 35 W, and you can get a 35 W TDP version o...
by Das_Saunamies
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink
Replies: 22
Views: 12135

Re: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink

[...]perhaps someone can explain the differences to me? I am wondering which one should I buy to a silent home rig... The differences in the degree/decibel tables are probably from two different test rigs. The "small" coolers take on the 1155 platform and the "large" ones the 1366, i.e. a 95 W TDP ...
by Das_Saunamies
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD
Replies: 33
Views: 16968

Re: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD

Trivial perhaps not, but I've got a lot of trust in engineers. Perhaps too much.
by Das_Saunamies
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD
Replies: 33
Views: 16968

Re: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD

Ain't that the truth. Too many pick the cheap(est) options - no UPS, cheap PSU etc. - but one can hope. The thing about cheap PSUs is that even if you have a UPS, the PSU cannot maintain stability during the UPS backup power switch and will cause a sudden shutdown. I base my assessment of "really si...
by Das_Saunamies
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD
Replies: 33
Views: 16968

Re: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD

Or, you could buy a UPS and call it a day. I had a black-out and my APC with aged batteries keep the current for a very short period... anyway my system had a black-out due to the sudden break of the UPS and recovery the system was a true nightmare. I was very lucky and after a lot of attempts I ga...
by Das_Saunamies
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
Replies: 17
Views: 22492

Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)

What a shame. Hopefully a card donor will show up, as the $$$ donor list is falling short.
by Das_Saunamies
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server
Replies: 22
Views: 14572

Re: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server

I was definitely interested in rackmounts a good while back, primarily due to their small form factor and standardised mounting. However, the fans were terrible at best, and unfortunately "almost tolerable" seems to be the case today as well. Good thing that today we've got smart NAS boxes that can ...
by Das_Saunamies
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: QNAP HS-210 passive NAS
Replies: 6
Views: 14557

Re: QNAP HS-210 passive NAS

Considered this unit for a home NAS, the price hovers around the 300 EUR mark here. Ended up with a Synology DS214se instead, as it was half the price, and the fan just made sense - "better safe than sorry". Half price was enough to cover one 3 TB drive on its own, so it was really no contest. A 100...
by Das_Saunamies
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 46532

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

If WD really did cock up the silence aspect then it's time to shoot for Seagate NAS HDDs instead, isn't it. Is the Seagate Nas at least at same noise level as the quiet ones WD Reds? And I don't meaon only in tests, but in reality when they are mounted in some small Nas..? I think they did this bec...
by Das_Saunamies
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 46532

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

I tested 4TB made on february 2014 (I have no model number because I returned it), 3TB made also on 02/2014 has model WD30EFRX-68EUZN0. As I checked web about 4TB, they should be loud from beginning (25/28 dBA). Alright, my quiet drive is WD30EFRX-68AX9N0, so the three mid letters got changed. Some...
by Das_Saunamies
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 46532

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

RomanD wrote:WD Red are no more quiet as before.
Would you be able to list model and serial or production numbers plus year of manufacture for reference so we can see what batch it is?
by Das_Saunamies
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Well shoot. Thanks for confirming, ojg.
by Das_Saunamies
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
Replies: 17
Views: 22492

Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)

Sounds good! In "the 750 Ti thread" we've had a couple mini-reviews on other-than-MSI cards with initial results not as promising.
by Das_Saunamies
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

- The only minor disappointment: The card never shuts its fans off completely like Guru3D claimed. Not even when the monitor is off. I do wish that MSI will release a BIOS that allows a 0% minimum fan setting, that would make it the ultimate silentpcreview graphics card. Did you try the Silent Mode...
by Das_Saunamies
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

ojg wrote:Look for a new mini-review to appear here later today or tomorrow. :)
Woo! 8)
by Das_Saunamies
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Chances for passive are looking better and better, thanks for the reading material. Just need a better heatsink than that.
by Das_Saunamies
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Hi, I got the Gigabyte GTX 750 TI (GV-N75TOC-2GI) because it had the connectors I wanted and heatsink with heatpipe. Have you meant PCIe connector or different fan connector? I read it as "video outputs", since the GB card has 2xDVI and 2xHDMI . MSI for example only has 1/1/1. The PCI-E power conne...
by Das_Saunamies
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

The usual recording equipment, e.g. phones and budget cameras, just isn't sensitive or clear enough to really bring out the differences. Anyone who has investigated fan RPMs and sound should know what you're talking about though. It's definitely noisy if it rises above a decent 120 mm fan going 1200...
by Das_Saunamies
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

The reference card is just that, a reference design (usually doesn't end up on sale as such). The increased consumption comes more or less directly from the retail manufacturers' desire to increase performance, if just by a bit, compared to the reference card and, more importantly, compared to their...
by Das_Saunamies
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Dang... well, thanks for the warning. The only quiet EVGA I've ever heard fried on me, so I guess they're loud for a reason (because they suck at cooling :P).
by Das_Saunamies
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Kyno wrote:My little friend just arrived :D

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Now I need to build the PC, not sure I'll have the time before a few days :cry:
Nice - do keep us posted, maybe in a full build thread? :idea:
by Das_Saunamies
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Companies definitely seem avid at negating any gains achieved by diluting efficiency, be it via hardware or software. :twisted: 30 % does sound like a lot, but even if we got the full benefit, we're looking at desktop savings in the single digits and probably something like 15 W under hardcore 3D lo...
by Das_Saunamies
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
Replies: 17
Views: 22492

Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)

Nice! PayPal has worked well in the past, that's how I got the fancy text under my name anyway.
by Das_Saunamies
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
Replies: 17
Views: 22492

Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)

$15 is quite alright. At 30 we just need 5 donors, at 15 it's only 10 etc. We've got a community of hundreds with massive traffic going through SPCR, so this is just a matter of people willing to fight the good fight (i.e. open up their wallets and contribute more than their opinion). If we want ext...
by Das_Saunamies
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

The 20 nm low-power card will definitely be doubly delayed now, as the 750 Ti was rather delayed in the first place. I doubt they will raise its performance much from these figures though, and with power consumption this low, I'm not sure how much difference they can make with -8 nm.
by Das_Saunamies
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
Replies: 17
Views: 22492

ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)

Since this GPU is something of a milestone and a future benchmark in efficiency, I thought I'd try and rally up funds for a review. To quote Mike: So how much for a GPU? probably need different targets for fanned vs fanless -- the latter is always more complex to test. say... $150 & $200. So target ...
by Das_Saunamies
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Maybe, noise wise, it's more rational buying the cheapest one available, and then slap an Accelero S1 Plus on it. While i dont disagree with you, i dont think its for everybody, voiding warranties, having sometimes coolers that dont fit 100%, etc, its something that not all do. Personally i love ti...
by Das_Saunamies
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Does these mean it's possible to make a good gaming machine run on a picopsu? In terms of the total power envelope it looks doable. 70-ish watts for the card leaves some 80-90 W for the rest of the system, if we're talking the biggest "plug PSU", the picoPSU-160-XT. Surely a non-overclocked Haswell...
by Das_Saunamies
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Speaking of coolers, a passive version should just be a matter of time... right? I may be forced to upgrade from my 650 Ti if one materialises. 8)
by Das_Saunamies
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 98023

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

Incredibly efficient and low power, and yet it has enough performance to run heavy 3D games at decent (or even good) levels of detail. Think we have a bit of a pinnacle on our hands now.