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by edh
Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 79797

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

I've finally managed to get full lm-sensors readouts for the Asus Z170i Pro Gaming motherboard. It appears from posts on other forums that this is a problem that affects other (maybe all?) Asus Z170/H170 motherboards and requires an additional module to be loaded: modprobe nct6775 This then needs to...
by edh
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Spinning heatsink
Replies: 43
Views: 52648

Re: Spinning heatsink

Minimum fan speed (if you can call it a fan) is 1500rpm. This is unlikely to be the last word in silence unless you happen to need a cooler in a 1U format. There may be issues with keeping a motor running smoothly with the weight of the metal impeller so this may be why it is currently limited to su...
by edh
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mini-ITX Gaming Build Guide #3: BitFenix Prodigy Ed.
Replies: 48
Views: 54359

Re: Quiet Mini-ITX Gaming Build Guide #3: BitFenix Prodigy E

I'm not personally a fan of the Prodigy as for a MiniITX case it is enormous. If you have a bunch of hard disks it might make sense but otherwise the space is not well utilised. I don't think you'll manage to get it that quiet given that the graphics card, the hottest and loudest of the components t...
by edh
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU Colling for around the $80 mark?
Replies: 5
Views: 3105

Re: CPU Colling for around the $80 mark?

Scythe Ninja 4? Only downside is the fan isn't their best effort. At least with Noctua you get a Noctua fan to start off with rather than having to buy one separately. For what CPU? If you're running some Core i7/Xeon CPU with many, many Watts of TDP then this may be a worthwhile investment. If it's...
by edh
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: To move from uATX to mini-ITX, or not?
Replies: 48
Views: 16138

Re: To move from uATX to mini-ITX, or not?

Everyone seems to love everything about it--except the cooling, as you said in your thread, and that mainly from the professional review sites. The user reviews seemed to have little trouble with it. Many suggested reversing the rear fan to make it an intake, with the PSU fan as exhaust. You have t...
by edh
Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: To move from uATX to mini-ITX, or not?
Replies: 48
Views: 16138

Re: To move from uATX to mini-ITX, or not?

My experiences with the Raijintek Metis have been very good. Amazingly cheap and may fit the criteria you have specified. Whether or not it is available to you locally I do not know.
by edh
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive cooling meets mineral oil: Dual CPUs and Titan X
Replies: 9
Views: 5959

Re: Passive cooling meets mineral oil: Dual CPUs and Titan X

Well at least the fans will be well lubricated. Can you perhaps provide some more details on the exact oil being used? It would be interesting to be able to look at it's thermal and electric properties. I am assuming the large heatsinks act as radiators from the mineral oil. What kind of temperature...
by edh
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A PWM to 3 pin converter from Phobya (Aquatuning)
Replies: 5
Views: 3519

Re: A PWM to 3 pin converter from Phobya (Aquatuning)

I got a PWM-DC converter in 2008 from a company called PaQ that I think now is defunct. Before decent quiet PWM fans that did low RPM's were plentiful it was very useful. Also the ability to adjust voltage on that one that I did meant that you could adjust minimum speed.
by edh
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: To move from uATX to mini-ITX, or not?
Replies: 48
Views: 16138

Re: To move from uATX to mini-ITX, or not?

I have an Asus Z170I Pro Gaming and no issues to report. Fan control allows you to run fans very slowly and you can do custom fan tuning if required.
by edh
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Scared of heat in a fanless PSU
Replies: 11
Views: 7757

Re: Scared of heat in a fanless PSU

Consider the Sycthe Ninja instead of the Kotetsu: it's bigger.
by edh
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New build in the Mini-ITX chassis > Ncase M1
Replies: 3
Views: 3148

Re: New build in the Mini-ITX chassis > Ncase M1

I wouldn't suggest the NF-F12 in this instance. It's a focused flow design so doesn't make sense when used as an intake that's going to be pointing right at the underside of the video card. This also doesn't sound like a great way of cooling the graphics card either. I would swap the cooler for an A...
by edh
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Will SPCR ever review these SSDs anytime soon?
Replies: 7
Views: 4338

Re: Will SPCR ever review these SSDs anytime soon?

As in subject: these seem somehow interesting, so let's hope someone here will review them near in the future One possible reason why they wouldn't be: All SSD's are practically silent so no need for SPCR's hemianechoic chamber for testing them. Other sites focussed on storage can better review sto...
by edh
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which fan for Macho 120
Replies: 3
Views: 2635

Re: Which fan for Macho 120

The NF-P12 is intended for high pressure cooling with very restrictive airflow. A more normal fan like the NF-S12A may be quieter for this application but then it depends upon the rest of your system design too. Is it that the current fan is too loud?
by edh
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: More or less space between fan and case walls?
Replies: 3
Views: 3355

Re: More or less space between fan and case walls?

The MinnowBoard Max has a TDP of 12.5W from what I've seen. What other components are you using? That kind of TDP would suggest fanless cooling would be more suitable. Any reason for a fan as large as 140mm?
by edh
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: More or less space between fan and case walls?
Replies: 3
Views: 3355

Re: More or less space between fan and case walls?

140mm square would be best as it will reduce turbulent airflow as much as possible. You want a single body of laminar airflow all moving in one direction through the case. What is your overall system design looking like? I assume if it's 140mm cubed that you are using something much smaller than Min...
by edh
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPU watercooling?
Replies: 19
Views: 41995

Re: GPU watercooling?

Water cooling is generally not the best way to a quiet computer as a pump will always make some noise and this applies to graphics cooling too. Also aftermarket air coolers are good enough that there is not much need. You can cool 130W passively with an Accelero S3 and if you need more, add fans. Wh...
by edh
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cooling advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3964

Re: Cooling advice needed

The S1 will take another slot up but it should provide better temps than the standard cooler. As already suggested by others, don't spend too much money on this system. Better to mod and hack things than invest a lot of money in old equipment.
by edh
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Preparing for a build in Lian Li PC-Q10
Replies: 7
Views: 4101

Re: Preparing for a build in Lian Li PC-Q10

That said, there's no placement that allows the intake fan access to outside air...it either faces the mobo or the closed case wall. This is a good point actually. Worse still if you have the rear fan acting as an exhaust you will get it fighting against the PSU fan, not great for cooling. You coul...
by edh
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 79797

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

A small update on the M.2 temps. Having had some fairly warm summer weather (max 33C) the Min/Max lifetime readings logged within the drive's SMART data show: Min/Max 16/76 This has not been done with synthetic benchmarks, this has been through normal use. This is within touching distance of the 78C...
by edh
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Preparing for a build in Lian Li PC-Q10
Replies: 7
Views: 4101

Re: Preparing for a build in Lian Li PC-Q10

You might want to take a look at the system in my signature. It's a similar config (same motherboard) in something even smaller. Are you absolutely set on the Lian Li? a Noctua NH-U12S (Scythe Kotetsu is not available) will probably fit, but I think the smaller U9S will be better looking through tha...
by edh
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: My first HTPC
Replies: 11
Views: 7386

Re: My first HTPC

A few initial comments: - If budget is a problem, why spend so much? Seems expensive for the application. I know budget is relative so how much exactly do you want to spend? - That's an expensive graphics card for occasional gaming and even if you already have it, onboard graphics may be better suit...
by edh
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Loud CPU Fan
Replies: 2
Views: 2637

Re: Loud CPU Fan

How much do you want to cut it up? If you want to keep it inside it's current case and not hack big chunks out of it the only real advice I can give is to take the heatsink off and reapply with new thermal paste. Prebuilt systems aren't very well put together thermally. If you are happy to cut it up...
by edh
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cooling advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3964

Re: Cooling advice needed

40mm fans won't make for a quiet system. Perhaps if you post more specs and maybe photos we can advise better. For the 6800GT the Accelero S3 will be able to work passively without a problem if the bolt pattern matched. The S1 fitted fine so the S3 should be OK. Otherwise, getting a CPU cooler and m...
by edh
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help with Noisy Noctua Redux Fans
Replies: 6
Views: 4332

Re: Help with Noisy Noctua Redux Fans

It could be caused by how the fans are mounted or the impedance in the way of them. How about trying them in free air? This could also be a noise caused by PWM, not the sound of the fans themselves. Some PWM fans squeal, click or buzz at particular RPM's. In some cases this may be caused by a combin...
by edh
Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quiet cooler for Socket 479?
Replies: 5
Views: 3259

Re: Quiet cooler for Socket 479?

Socket 479 is different from Socket 478. I'm not entirely sure that a Socket 478 cooler would fit Socket 479 as it is an unusual socket to be replacing a cooler on as they were predominately found in laptops. Googling does show some motherboards with 4 hole mounting CPU coolers. What is the hole spa...
by edh
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Help with first build - Ncase M1
Replies: 21
Views: 15124

Re: Help with first build - Ncase M1

Before you go for the M1 (I used to be very interested in it) perhaps consider the much cheaper Raijintek Metis. It has the advantage of being able to take a big tower cooler on the CPU. I use a Ninja 4:
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by edh
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Linux/Windows powerful and quiet PC
Replies: 5
Views: 5817

Re: Linux/Windows powerful and quiet PC

Under Linux fan control for the graphics card should work the same as in Windows. My biggest caution would be that just because it is idle does not mean it will be passive. It may be passive but temperature and what the driver is doing may start the fans up. Sometimes you open a program up and unexp...
by edh
Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Titanium PSUs
Replies: 48
Views: 37654

Re: Seasonic Titanium PSUs

Seasonic Rep wrote:There will be a 600W Titanium Fanless for later in the year.
Any lower wattage Titanium fanless versions to replace the Platinum fanless?
by edh
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 79797

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

Very nice! However, instead of grinding the bracket to move the heatsink what about pushing the fan forward instead? http://www.moddiy.com/products/Deepcool-P120-Devibration-Rubber-Pad-For-120mm-Fan-Mounting.html This would have been possible however will it have given the same cooling effects I do...
by edh
Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: looking fan controller with pwm input and 3 pin output
Replies: 3
Views: 2096

Re: looking fan controller with pwm input and 3 pin output

On my last system I had a PWM-DC convertor from a company called PaQ although I'm not sure if they still produce it. It did allow a full range of adjustment so that PWM % could be set to translate for an appropriate voltage. Works really well actually.