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by karkee
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best choice for Micro ATX gaming system?
Replies: 7
Views: 6628

Re: Best choice for Micro ATX gaming system?

I have been looking for a mATX case also, I don't need big ATX cases anymore. Especially I don't need an ATX board, to many slots for my needs.

So far I have the Fractal define Mini and SIlverstone TJ08-E on my list but I don't know yet...
by karkee
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide on new case & ATX/mATX
Replies: 15
Views: 5794

Re: Can't decide on new case & ATX/mATX

I think I decided to go with the Mini, the R4 is a little to big for what I need... I will only use 1 gfx card and thats about it. I have been looking at the TJ08-E also, it really looks nice but I don't know... so I have to decide on the Mini vs TJ08-E. Have not found any other good cases so far Do...
by karkee
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide on new case & ATX/mATX
Replies: 15
Views: 5794

Re: Can't decide on new case & ATX/mATX

Hmm I still dont' know. Its not that I don't have room. But a smaller compact case like the Mini does sound nice.. I mean all im gonna use is one GFX card. On the other hand the R4 is not that much bigger? If it would get me a better silenced gaming PC, I don't mind the little bit bigger case. So ba...
by karkee
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide on new case & ATX/mATX
Replies: 15
Views: 5794

Re: Can't decide on new case & ATX/mATX

Guess I will go for mATX then, The GTX 670 they have here at the local shop its not the TOP version. Thats also why I asked about the power usage between this one and the 660TI, according to me research they will get to the same temp levels. As for case I still don't know, what I found weird is that...
by karkee
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide on new case & ATX/mATX
Replies: 15
Views: 5794

Re: Can't decide on new case & ATX/mATX

What case would you recommend? So far I only have the Fractal Mini in mind. Hmm on the 660TI vs 670, when I check the temps on techtowerup they are kinda the same... so are the noise levels. Does the 660TI require alot less power? Also if I would go for the GTX 670, should I go for the normal or TOP...
by karkee
Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide on new case & ATX/mATX
Replies: 15
Views: 5794

Can't decide on new case & ATX/mATX

I am building a second system for browsing/photoshop & some gaming. Basicly I can not decide if I should go ATX route or mATX and a good case. For ATX I have been thinking about getting the R4 or 550D. For mATX I only saw the fractal mini. System specs: I5 3570K , Corsair 8GB ram, Asus GTX660/670 (h...
by karkee
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design D3 vs Antec P280 vs Corsair Obsidian 550D
Replies: 7
Views: 5897

Re: Fractal Design D3 vs Antec P280 vs Corsair Obsidian 550D

You can't even compare the P280 and the R4 for a silent system. I tested both Corsair 550D and R4 and P280. Corsair 550D ( front is starved for air ) P280 ( 2 fans on top? and mesh zzz, cant really make a silent system with that imo! not that its that bad the case is awesome for a really high end sy...
by karkee
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design D3 vs Antec P280 vs Corsair Obsidian 550D
Replies: 7
Views: 5897

Re: Fractal Design D3 vs Antec P280 vs Corsair Obsidian 550D

The fractal R4 is probably the best Case atm for a "silent" pc/gaming rig.

The corsair front is so starved for air imo.
by karkee
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R4 launches
Replies: 108
Views: 433071

Re: Fractal Design Define R4 launches

Anyone have used the R4 yet?
by karkee
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommend me video card
Replies: 9
Views: 2857

Re: Recommend me video card

Which 670 did you use? Was it one with a stock fan? I recently undertook to get the quietest GTX 670. Under consideration were the Asus DC2, the Gigabyte Windforce, and the MSI Twin Frozr. All will be silent at idle - and this is from reviewers I consider to be trusted for measuring noise (not quit...
by karkee
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Seems to me the P183 is still king :(
Replies: 2
Views: 1620

Seems to me the P183 is still king :(

So I assembled my system in a corsair 550D, and I am not getting it as quiet as I would want to. Even with 2 500RPM fans only and a passive PSU the case seem to provide a weird woos noise that can be heard. I am coming from an Antec P183 with no extra foam. So atm from my point of view I think the P...
by karkee
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Still have to decide and I can't 550D/R3/Antec Solo
Replies: 9
Views: 3229

Re: Still have to decide and I can't 550D/R3/Antec Solo

I am building my system in the corsair 550D, I think its the best case atleast from all the new cases made for noise reduction.

Though coming from a P183, I still think the case muffled noise better then the 550D.

And I am still undecided if I might wanna buy the P183 v3 instead of using the 550D.
by karkee
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P183 v3 Ivy Bridge upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 8336

Re: Antec P183 v3 Ivy Bridge upgrade

Hey, Freeco just a question. I want to use scythe slipstreams also for my build.

I am debating between the slipstreams 500RPM or the 1200RPM ones and under volt to 5v.
by karkee
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R4 launches
Replies: 108
Views: 433071

Re: Fractal Design Define R4 launches

Still the 550D > R4 imo :(
by karkee
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Apple's new MacBook Pro and Asymmetrical fans
Replies: 10
Views: 22865

Re: Apple's new MacBook Pro and Asymmetrical fans

I tested the retina MBP 2 days ago, all I can say is that it indeed makes a difference if you are in a total silent room. The easiest way for me to explain is to compare it to my MBP 13" ( I consider it to be a silent machine on normal use, yes it can be a jet when stressing it REALLY hard, though t...
by karkee
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670
Replies: 30
Views: 11072

Re: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670

A GTX670 is way to much power for my needs also. I will be looking into something different don't know what though.. The MSI ur saying is kinda loud at stock, at least in reviews I'm reading. I think I will play leagueoflegends, CS GO, and maybe some WoW and thats about it. I will just an intake for...
by karkee
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670
Replies: 30
Views: 11072

Re: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670

Like I said its normal in that demo and with some benchmarks apparently. All that testing because I didn't knew that :D Btw for steve, I was so nice to test a MSI GTX670 for you! No squealing (only in crisis and 3Dmark) and I must say the card was nice when playing with the fan speeds a little. Thou...
by karkee
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommend me video card
Replies: 9
Views: 2857

Re: Recommend me video card

Thank you, that was indeed my conclusion swell but its nice to have someone confirm it. I will test again with fur mark and I think I don't get any squealing there so yea, I remember aswell with my old rig it was the same. Under crisis in menu's loading screen and a little in the gaming I would get ...
by karkee
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670
Replies: 30
Views: 11072

Re: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670

It has nothing to do with that. My electricity at home is as good as it can be. There is no way around this squealing, I am 100% sure if you would load crisis on your PC you would get the same. Actually if you mind testing it for me do it please, download the crisis 2 demo (open your PC case and lis...
by karkee
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670
Replies: 30
Views: 11072

Re: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670

Ok so I did some tests with another motherboard, gigabyte Z77 UD5 I used an Asus GTX670 and tested 3 Seasonic PSU's and one Corsair AX850. On all of the test with any GPU and any PSU as soon as I start Crysis or any other stressing game/benchmark the GPU and PSU start to squeal. I still have to test...
by karkee
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670
Replies: 30
Views: 11072

Re: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670

Ok so I brought home 4 cards. 2x Asus GTX670 1x Gigabyte GTX670 1x Sapphire 7870 All of these I tested with a Asus motherboard and 4 different PSU's! All of them had some kind of coil whine when I start to run Crysis and play it. In Furmark there is no squealing just fan noise. 3Dmark also gave a sm...
by karkee
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670
Replies: 30
Views: 11072

Re: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670

Well I tested the Asus GTX 670 with 3 diffrent PSU's (Seasonic Platinum and X1050 and the kingwin), and with an asus motherboard and a gigabyte. I also tested a gigabyte 670, it even had more squaeling the the Asus. Also tested it in another system (older) and it did exact the same. Also asus mother...
by karkee
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670
Replies: 30
Views: 11072

Re: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670

Heres an update: I replaced the PSU with the Superflower golden king 550w, I could not be happier with it. I am testing various fans and should know by tonight what configuration I am going to use fan wise. As for the GPU I don't know anymore, I tested 2 from our store both had enormous squealing. T...
by karkee
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommend me video card
Replies: 9
Views: 2857

Recommend me video card

Hello, Currently my build is ready and dead silent using the Corsair 550D with some noctua fans. At first I used a GTX 670 from the store here but it is squealing like mad under load. I tested some crisis and the noise is just baaah. Also tested an od 6870 from MSI that had the same. Is there anyone...
by karkee
Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670
Replies: 30
Views: 11072

Re: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670

Yea I mounted it with fan on bottom, doing some stress tests now and checking out the noise. Still have to replace fans to the ones I like.
Will post pics later.
by karkee
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670
Replies: 30
Views: 11072

Re: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670

The superflower/kingwin just arrived!

How would you mount it in the corsair 550D? With the fan so you can see it or the other way around?
by karkee
Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670
Replies: 30
Views: 11072

Re: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670

Thanks, I am trying to finish the build this weekend and will post some pics & benches/prime95/furmark tests and temps also. Going to replace the Seasonic with a Kingwin, I should have it today or tomorrow. Replacing fans also not 100% sure yet, trying to see what intake I will use also. And I might...
by karkee
Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670
Replies: 30
Views: 11072

Re: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670

Well IVB at stock does not run hotter then an I5 2500K. If you ask me it runs even cooler. At first I had something like 58° on full load with panels closed and no intake even... after couple reseats the maximum was 53°. Idles around 30/35° The GPU idles between 30° & 40° and does not get hotter the...
by karkee
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670
Replies: 30
Views: 11072

Re: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670

Hey np steve :D You should really go for the kingwin/superflower yea, probably the best PSU for silent PC/gaming rig
by karkee
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670
Replies: 30
Views: 11072

Re: Corsair 550D I5 3570K Asus GTX670

Yea guess I will have to if I wanna get away from the clicking :( I woulda rather had black fans :D Yeye I know but aesthetics :D Gonna try em tomorrow Oh wait I have one at home :D Tested the NF model now and ye that one doesn't click. Might switch over to the noctuas then :( kinda wanted black fan...