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by edh
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: quietest Noctua cpu cooler
Replies: 11
Views: 5835

Re: quietest Noctua cpu cooler

In what case? It depends upon the layout of the case really as to how big a cooler you can use. Will you consider only Noctua? This limits your choice and is expensive even though their fans are excellent.
by edh
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Titanium PSUs
Replies: 48
Views: 37532

Re: Seasonic Titanium PSUs

Coil whine is YMMV. There have been certain combinations and motherboard settings linked to whine with Seasonic. If you don't have ErP compliance in your motherboard then there may be some issues is what they've suggested here before.
by edh
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Request for 180mm fan
Replies: 5
Views: 3350

Re: Request for 180mm fan

They have recently been showing off a 200mm fan. I've no doubt they will have mulled over other sizes but we have to accept that they will only do what there is a business case for. You can't assume that because you and a number of others want a product that it is viable for them to launch one.
by edh
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The most annoying thing about building a PC
Replies: 10
Views: 7835

Re: The most annoying thing about building a PC

Windows XP Pro will support SMP so a dual core CPU is not an issue. I don't run XP myself but my parents still do and it's a long running thing that at some point I'll have to upgrade them. Interestingly, I did an XP install last week on an old system and it looks like it's getting harder to do. MS ...
by edh
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Be Quiet! Pure Power 9
Replies: 0
Views: 8451

Be Quiet! Pure Power 9

Thought I would write about my brief experiences with this PSU as it's pretty new and hasn't been mentioned on SPCR before I believe. The reason for getting one was that my Mum's computer failed and the root cause was a 10 year old PSU from a company called Tsunami: China's 37th best PSU manufacture...
by edh
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Puget Systems looks at Samsung 950 Pro throttling
Replies: 7
Views: 11749

Re: Puget Systems looks at Samsung 950 Pro throttling

I have seen some similar testing previously but this is the first testing I've seen to compare cooling methods. I was thinking of some small heatsinks on mine but wanted to do some quantitative testing to prove it. I would have thought that a small ramsink would be appropriate.
by edh
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compact mATX tower
Replies: 5
Views: 4574

Re: Compact mATX tower

For those size constraints consider MiniITX instead.
by edh
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A couple of cool fanless cases from Streacom
Replies: 8
Views: 7826

Re: A couple of cool fanless cases from Streacom

The DB4 seems to have been vapourware for a couple of years since they first showed it. I'm guessing it took some time to make it work properly or get series production tooled up for something so unique.
by edh
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Computex 2016: Raijintek presents their first passive AIO
Replies: 4
Views: 2866

Re: Computex 2016: Raijintek presents their first passive AI

In effect it is just a bendy heatpipe. Could be useful for some installations but looking at that radiator the fins look a bit close together for passive operation. A radiator like the original Zalman Reserator would be more suited for fanless operation but this looks to be more designed for fan coo...
by edh
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Titanium PSUs
Replies: 48
Views: 37532

Seasonic Titanium PSUs

Found this on Plug Load Solutions: Sea Sonic Electronics Co., Ltd. SSR-650TD ATX12V, EPS12V 650 90.82% 93.76% 94.62% 93.45% Titanium 4/21/2016 Sea Sonic Electronics Co., Ltd. SSR-750TD ATX12V, EPS12V 750 91.71% 93.85% 94.59% 92.89% Titanium 4/21/2016 Sea Sonic Electronics Co., Ltd. SSR-850TD ATX12V,...
by edh
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet ITX gaming build - advice are welcome )
Replies: 13
Views: 5143

Re: Quiet ITX gaming build - advice are welcome )

Here are my comments: Case: An unusual internal configuration, can work out quite well but don't expect absolute silence with such high power components in it. Quiet maybe but not silent. Motherboard: Maybe a bit cheap compared with the CPU and graphics card. You are missing out on some features lik...
by edh
Sun May 29, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet case fans
Replies: 28
Views: 10138

Re: Quiet case fans

What components do you have in the system?
by edh
Sun May 29, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 79638

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

Hi, I didn't see anything mentioned in here but maybe you could help me out. If I go for a SFX PSU like the new Corsair SF450W. Would this allow for a longer graphic card like in the Ncase M1? The PSU length does effect graphics card length. I have a 160mm long PSU and this limits you to a 175mm PC...
by edh
Wed May 25, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming machine need advice for PSU and CPU cooler
Replies: 12
Views: 5146

Re: Gaming machine need advice for PSU and CPU cooler

Souli wrote:Well the heat is no issue if I don't have to build a complete silent system. So why not go with the i7 :wink:
Aren't there other things you could spend the money on instead?
by edh
Wed May 25, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noise Elimination Process (Coaching Needed)
Replies: 8
Views: 4242

Re: Noise Elimination Process (Coaching Needed)

I wouldn't say that a new case is the best thing you could do. Deal with the noise of the components within the case and if you need to mod the case to improve cooling, it doesn't tend to be too hard.
by edh
Tue May 24, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Mini PC Makers asleep at the wheel? Where's my semi-passive?
Replies: 5
Views: 9120

Re: Mini PC Makers asleep at the wheel? Where's my semi-pass

If it was semi-passive out of the box I'd accept it, but if I have to purchase an additional accessory for it What accessory to you mean? NUC units are largely fanless anyway so why would you want to add a fan? If you want something silent, build it yourself. We have to realise that while quiet com...
by edh
Tue May 24, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Mini PC Makers asleep at the wheel? Where's my semi-passive?
Replies: 5
Views: 9120

Re: Mini PC Makers asleep at the wheel? Where's my semi-pass

What exactly do you consider a mini PC? How small does it have to be?

There are tonnes of fanless NUCs and passive MiniITX is possible. There are many solutions but are you just talking about prebuilt systems?
by edh
Tue May 24, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive Mini-ITX Strix380 4790K
Replies: 10
Views: 14136

Re: Passive Mini-ITX Strix380 4790K

IMVHO a Noctua R8 Redux PWM inside that FX100 could be a nice addition. :wink: Agreed. When a passive cooler is hitting 90C even the slowest spinning fan will yield enormous cooling improvements. Buzzing components are typically louder than a good fan doing 200-300rpm and the massive reduction in t...
by edh
Sun May 22, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Smaller desktop build
Replies: 20
Views: 6687

Re: Smaller desktop build

Will you guys kill me if I go with the nano s? No, I'm sure it's a good case but is it best for your relatively low power components? As you observe, it seems to be more designed for water cooling, plus the gap between the graphics card and PSU restricts the cooling designs possible should you wish...
by edh
Sun May 22, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VM server in the closet, thin clients throughout the house
Replies: 7
Views: 12873

Re: VM server in the closet, thin clients throughout the hou

That's my problem with it. Someone who can justify spending such money on hardware that will have a high depreciation cost and high running cost needs to re-evaluate their finances. If you like burning money, go ahead, it just makes the things that matter to me cheaper as market forces on them aren'...
by edh
Sun May 22, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VM server in the closet, thin clients throughout the house
Replies: 7
Views: 12873

Re: VM server in the closet, thin clients throughout the hou

At home I don't see the point unless you have a large number of users and they are going to be using a computer most of the time. The one server would have to be an always on system so that means you're going to be burning through a lot of electricity, even if it is just idling.
by edh
Sun May 22, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is my Power supply theory correct?
Replies: 11
Views: 3377

Re: Is my Power supply theory correct?

Reading comprehension people. It was a hypothetical question. If you had a hybrid semi fanless 1500 watt PSU and kept the load at 225-250 watts would it's fan stay off permanently. Never once did I say I wanted to buy one. It was a question out of curiosity that is it. Geez Alright, calm down. We k...
by edh
Sat May 21, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A Silent CaseLabs Bullet?
Replies: 7
Views: 7982

Re: A Silent CaseLabs Bullet?

claes wrote:"Gap?"
Yes, as in the space on your desk. Specifically wanting something short, yet wide with a surprisingly large footprint. If you specifically want a small volume but can tolerate a large footprint then it is passable, but it's a pretty unusual niche.
by edh
Sat May 21, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Smaller desktop build
Replies: 20
Views: 6687

Re: Smaller desktop build

It looks like a pretty low power setup so you can make things really small if you wish. As you are already interested in the Z170i Pro Gaming coincidentally I have one and the CPU socket placement makes it near ideal for use in the Raijintek Metis.
by edh
Sat May 21, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is my Power supply theory correct?
Replies: 11
Views: 3377

Re: Is my Power supply theory correct?

Because those 400-500 watt full fanless PSU's suck. They run incredible hot like 85C constantly and radiate a lot of heat into the case. No problem here with mine. Do you have personal experience with one? In fact, if you were to run a 1500 Watt PSU at 200W, it till run less efficiently that a 400W...
by edh
Sat May 21, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Skylake Z170 Motherboards: Maximus VIII Gene vs. Z170-A
Replies: 10
Views: 10238

Re: Asus Skylake Z170 Motherboards: Maximus VIII Gene vs. Z1

CA_Steve wrote:You can always go into the device manager and turn unused features off...
Or better still, do it in the BIOS. This may also yield POST time improvements.
by edh
Sat May 21, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A Silent CaseLabs Bullet?
Replies: 7
Views: 7982

Re: A Silent CaseLabs Bullet?

22 litres isn't the absolute smallest for MicroATX (Silverstone Sugo cases are smaller) so I wouldn't be too bothered about that but where I do have to question it more is the layout - you have a relatively large footprint but with little height. What sort of gap do you have to fill that would make ...
by edh
Wed May 18, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Crucial Bx 100 - rattling occasionally.
Replies: 14
Views: 5372

Re: SSD Crucial Bx 100 - rattling occasionally.

No your SSD is not rattling.

Try the steps previously indicated. Stop the fans temporarily and the noise will go away.
by edh
Tue May 17, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Crucial Bx 100 - rattling occasionally.
Replies: 14
Views: 5372

Re: SSD Crucial Bx 100 - rattling occasionally.

So why i am hearing sometimes that rattle noise from ssd then ? I am sure its coming from ssd area. Also i am sure that rattle is not coming from any fans ( cpu fan and case back fan not rattle ). Noise coming from ssd area starting/stopping when i am touching the pc case . Try the steps I mentione...
by edh
Tue May 17, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Crucial Bx 100 - rattling occasionally.
Replies: 14
Views: 5372

Re: SSD Crucial Bx 100 - rattling occasionally.

Disconnect the SSD from the system and still see if the noise happens. You could also temporarily stop all fans and see if the rattling still happens. I can't see a rattling noise possibly coming from an SSD unless it literally has a screw loose. A quiet squeal or chirping sound as others suggest is...