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by edh
Tue May 17, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 79807

Re: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Nin

Thanks for the questions. Was the Ninja 4 mounting mod just so it will be closer to the back fan or so that it will fit at all? and what kind of mod did you do exactly? The mod I did describe in a previous post: http://s1.postimg.org/skmjdo4i7/ninja4_bracket.png The NInja 4 does not need modding to ...
by edh
Tue May 17, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless Video card for Windows 10?
Replies: 8
Views: 4993

Re: Fanless Video card for Windows 10?

JVM wrote:My ECS 9600GT is eight years old and might be causing a problem in Windows 10.
What exactly is the problem it's causing? Might be a driver issue perhaps instead of hardware.
by edh
Fri May 13, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question about coil whine
Replies: 12
Views: 5425

Re: Question about coil whine

There is certainly truth in the combination of components causing coil whine in some circumstances. I used to have a 9600GT which made quite a bit of coil whine under load when connected to an Enermax Modu82+. Changed to a Seasonic and it went away. Some individuals have reported progress by coverin...
by edh
Fri May 13, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing a Tricool fan from an Antec p183
Replies: 14
Views: 4368

Re: Replacing a Tricool fan from an Antec p183

For CPU, sure. Doubtful for case fan inputs. Add to this the rather rudimentary fan control, and it leads me to recommend ignoring mobo control and just having a fixed rpm silent fan. The case fans will be controllable but I believe may only be in DC mode and will be controllable thermally within a...
by edh
Thu May 12, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing a Tricool fan from an Antec p183
Replies: 14
Views: 4368

Re: Replacing a Tricool fan from an Antec p183

Ok, that's a 7 yr old mobo design, so it'll support 3-pin voltage controlled chassis fans and not PWM...and since it's 7 years old, the mobo fan control is going to be minimal. Plenty of 7 year old motherboards have perfectly good PWM fan control. It has Asus Q-Fan 2 so should be just fine with PWM...
by edh
Thu May 12, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cpu fan for my am2 setup
Replies: 3
Views: 2546

Re: Cpu fan for my am2 setup

Could we perhaps have some more info? Which CPU? What CPU cooler do you have currently? What motherboard are you using? Do you currently use a DC or PWM fan? 4.5 inches from which case side? An exact measurement in mm would be required to get the optimum heatsink. What case do you have? How are your...
by edh
Tue May 10, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Sticking a heatsink on back of mobo with thermal paste...
Replies: 4
Views: 3266

Re: Sticking a heatsink on back of mobo with thermal paste..

Well you don't actually need a heatsink specifically for the purpose. You could attach another matching heatsink on the other side and use some long bolts to screw the two heatsinks together through the mounting holes. You could even double up with another CR-80EH with some thermal pads stuck to it....
by edh
Tue May 10, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Sticking a heatsink on back of mobo with thermal paste...
Replies: 4
Views: 3266

Re: Sticking a heatsink on back of mobo with thermal paste..

Thermalright used to offer a backside heatsink, the IFX-10. Here is a review: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/5600-thermalright-ifx-10-motherboard-backside-cooler-review.html Now you wouldn't want to just use thermal paste to stick a heatsink on the back, you risk short...
by edh
Tue May 10, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Intel Pentium G4400 & Intel H110 Power Consumption: 15 watt?
Replies: 5
Views: 16714

Re: Intel Pentium G4400 & Intel H110 Power Consumption: 15 w

How you tried using the Intel Powertop utility? Well worth looking at for analysing system power consumption on Linux and it even makes suggestions on optimisation.
by edh
Tue May 10, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX for 900$?
Replies: 13
Views: 4997

Re: Mini-ITX for 900$?

This case was one of my options. How is it? Wonderful if set up properly. Using a fan cooled PSU fighting against the rear fan is a mistake most reviewers make. I saw some people saying that gpu gets hot in that position and they had to make holes in the top of the case. This is true if you are goi...
by edh
Mon May 09, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX for 900$?
Replies: 13
Views: 4997

Re: Mini-ITX for 900$?

a dual slot full profile graphics card. But a 170mm one: I'm not so sure it will be quiet. True and it will also not have a great deal of ventilation in that area of the Q21 either. The Q21 at around 8.6 litres is almost the smallest case possible for this config but the Dan Cases A4-SFX beats it a...
by edh
Mon May 09, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX for 900$?
Replies: 13
Views: 4997

Re: Mini-ITX for 900$?

If you want an example of a tiny MiniITX build here is mine:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=68832
by edh
Sun May 08, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: I have to call absolute BS on the SPCR 7890K review
Replies: 14
Views: 10117

Re: I have to call absolute BS on the SPCR 7890K review

...and none of this has anything to do with you having the 7870K?

It's really not the done thing to come on a forum, pick a fight with everyone who disagrees with you then diss the editorial content of the site. Oh, but I forgot: you are right, not arrogant.
by edh
Wed May 04, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading case and cpu cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 3710

Re: Upgrading case and cpu cooler

I would also look at a better tower cooler in your existing case first, before committing to a new case. That case could perhaps be improved with a bit of modification. If you were to soft mount the hard disks in the 5.25" this will drastically lower your sound floor. I would have thought that with ...
by edh
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Grizwald
Replies: 43
Views: 18578

Re: Silent Grizwald

To those critiquing this build, what combination of fans and cooler type would you suggest instead for optimal airflow? 140mm in front and no outtake? Inntake on one side panel, and outtake on the other? For a simple build like this (only the CPU is a major heat source) you would be best off focuss...
by edh
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Grizwald
Replies: 43
Views: 18578

Re: Silent Grizwald

There is a difference between arrogance and being right. :lol: I suppose next you're going to tell us that you're also the most attractive person on this forum and that you're also the world's greatest lover... Your system: idle: 28C at 460rpm load: 61C at 800rpm My system: idle: 26C at 300rpm load...
by edh
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Grizwald
Replies: 43
Views: 18578

Re: Silent Grizwald

I'm not going to bother quoting all the text because we keep covering the same ground and because your level of arrogance prevents you from considering other's views. 61C at 800rpm for this system is neither cool nor totally silent. Your thermal design I don't think is very good. This is because you...
by edh
Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Grizwald
Replies: 43
Views: 18578

Re: Silent Grizwald

as you can see the dust filtered side panel does allow for a lot of airflow to reach the cooler and I have done the smoke test and air is coming out of the bottom half of the side panel and is being drawn in from the top half. That shows the airflow through the case is very inefficient. You are pul...
by edh
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Grizwald
Replies: 43
Views: 18578

Re: Silent Grizwald

I am a firm believer in Murphy's Law in that, if I have a backup system, I can virtually guarantee that nothing will go wrong with my main system. Sorry but the universe doesn't quite work like that. :wink: Superstitions generally don't have any real truth. As a life long cheapskate I can't endorse...
by edh
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?
Replies: 14
Views: 7562

Re: Best cooler to run a semi-passive i7 6700K on a FT05?

The main problem is that the FT05 has a CPU cooler size limit of 162mm, and the Thermalright HR-22 is 159mm tall. Sounds to me more like it's 3mm too short. There is no reason why having clearance against the side of the case is good, if anything it is bad as it means there is a path for airflow th...
by edh
Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quietest Case. Ever.
Replies: 14
Views: 10438

Re: Quietest Case. Ever.

There's no such thing. Cases themselves don't make any noise, it's the components that go in them that make the noise. Noise insulation is possible in a case but is wasted if you have quiet components in the first place.

So, what components do you want to put in the case?
by edh
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards
Replies: 20
Views: 11385

Re: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards

That's not possible due to tight budget, I guess. The price difference between different manufacturers versions of the same card may well be larger, and for what? A slightly quieter cooler, a tiny overclock, some Z-list games and some snazzy rendered graphics of a heavily armed robot/spaceship/scan...
by edh
Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards
Replies: 20
Views: 11385

Re: looking for RPM readings of some GB GTX 960 cards

If you want the card to be really quiet then swap the cooler. I use an Accelero S3 with a 120mm fan that does little more than 300rpm at idle and around 800rpm at load. That's much quieter.
by edh
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 79807

Re: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Nin

Good choice. 8)

Would suggest you look at drilling a few holes in the motherboard tray before you begin for cabling routing. It will make life much easier.
by edh
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 79807

Re: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Nin

Thanks for the comments. I'm planning on making a i7-6700 workstation without a GPU. Do you reckon that could be adequately cooled in this setup? Yes, if you have the correct CPU cooler placement. With the Z170i Pro Gaming the CPU socket centre is fairly near to where it needs to be. I improved the ...
by edh
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan question for rad
Replies: 9
Views: 4129

Re: Fan question for rad

What is your intended use for the system?
by edh
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build - Quiet, Mini-ITX, Gaming HTPC
Replies: 2
Views: 3667

Re: First build - Quiet, Mini-ITX, Gaming HTPC

How important is a compact system to you? The Define Nano S isn't that small for MiniITX. I could put that level of components into the Metis that I have with only a bit of a mod to the top panel to bring in more air to the graphics card. I'd be careful about using an SFX PSU for noise. Unless it's ...
by edh
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Looks like Thermaltake cleaned up their act
Replies: 3
Views: 3152

Re: Looks like Thermaltake cleaned up their act

Their head of marketing clearly ran out of ideas...

Funny though to see the fat kid on the right hand side at the start who appears to be looking past the dancing girls to whatever dreadful LED ridden piece of tat it is that he wants to spend his pocket money on.
by edh
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Red 8TB
Replies: 12
Views: 13273

Re: WD Red 8TB

If changing the gas in the drive is a big deal, why not have a vacuum? Surely that would give better benefit? It's not like a hard disk could not be built to withstand the forces of a partial vacuum anyway.
by edh
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent PC build - first time
Replies: 57
Views: 13519

Re: Silent PC build - first time

hochichi668 wrote:Now I wonder what effect, if any, having these i/o parts so close to the bottom of the hot cooler would have.
It'll be fine.