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by whispercat
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: You may not need as much wattage as you think.
Replies: 30
Views: 24313

Re: You may not need as much wattage as you think.

This is my proposed rig I am planning: Ryzen 7 2700 X MSI GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 16 GB RAM 4 fans (including cooler fan) optical drive possible 2 PCIe NVMe SSDs AsRock X470 mobo I put the components through a PSU calculator and it recommended a 650W PSU. However, I had already recently bought a...
by whispercat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua Cooler Comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 6565

Re: Noctua Cooler Comparison

Yes, Amazon automatically calculates all that when you go to check out. The Le Grand Macho works out to being only around $20. more than the Noctua NH-D15 (from Newegg.ca). I'd rather have a single than a double heat sink. I can't get your attachments to open or enlarge. The SPCR website is acting w...
by whispercat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua Cooler Comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 6565

Re: Noctua Cooler Comparison

It looks like I can order the Le Grand Macho from Amazon.com (US), and they will ship to Canada.

Impressive review from TechPowerUp: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/The ... cho/9.html

Do you think it's worth putting a second fan on it? Or swapping out the TY147B fan?
by whispercat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua Cooler Comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 6565

Re: Noctua Cooler Comparison

The NH-D15 seems rather bulky, especially with two fans. Since it interferes with the RAM slots, how do people normally use it? This made me wonder about something: In an air cooler, which of the components is doing most of the cooling...the heatsink, or the fan? If it's the fan, would adding a seco...
by whispercat
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua Cooler Comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 6565

Re: Noctua Cooler Comparison

Thanks Abula. I hadn't heard of La Grand Macho RT, even though it's a two year old cooler. I've just been out of the loop. After reading some reviews of it, it seems very good, even beating the Noctua D15 in some reviews. The La Grand Macho isn't on Newegg.ca or a few other places that I usually sho...
by whispercat
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua Cooler Comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 6565

Noctua Cooler Comparison

So, I'm thinking of getting the Ryzen 2700 X, and looking at potential coolers for it.

There's a couple of Noctua's that caught my eye. 1). NH-D15 SE-AM4 2). NH-U12S SE-AM4

Would I notice much temp difference between them? Just wondering if the D15 is worth the extra cost.
by whispercat
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New Asus WS C246 Motherboard
Replies: 4
Views: 8495

Re: New Asus WS C246 Motherboard

Hmm...interesting..on this anandtech article it lists two M.2 slots at 3.0x4 and says "or SATA?" for each.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/13118/as ... s-c246-pro

Do most boards with two M.2 slots have both at full speed PCIe?
by whispercat
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New Asus WS C246 Motherboard
Replies: 4
Views: 8495

Re: New Asus WS C246 Motherboard

You could put a Samsung 970 Pro VMe PCIe SSD on each of those M.2 slots, and use them to store videos or video editing files on them.

I'm hoping this board gets released soon so I can read some reviews. Hopefully AsRock will do a C246 chip board too.
by whispercat
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?
Replies: 19
Views: 50524

Re: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?

Thanks. The only small NAS I've been able to find that has both Btrfs and ECC RAM is the Netgear ReadyNAS 524 series. But It's too pricey. https://www.amazon.ca/Netgear-ReadyNAS-Attached-Diskless-RN524X00-100NES/dp/B01M7X2FP2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1532662721&sr=1-1&keywords=NETGEAR+Re...
by whispercat
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?
Replies: 19
Views: 50524

Re: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?

Open to suggestions for an affordable NAS (under $600. US).

I'd prefer a small form factor 2 bay (or 4 bay) with ECC RAM and a self healing file system like Btrfs or ZFS.
by whispercat
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Can't Post
Replies: 16
Views: 17377

Re: Can't Post

testing

Posting is still intermittent. It takes several attempts to get something to stick.
by whispercat
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cost effective NAS solution
Replies: 2
Views: 7142

Re: Cost effective NAS solution

Interesting what you mentioned about btrfs and zfs. In a recent inteview with Alex Wang (Synology), he said they researched many different filesystems for over two years and finally decided on btrfs, because zfs was still too new. https://www.anandtech.com/show/13104/synology-redefines-the-nas-an-in...
by whispercat
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Can't Post
Replies: 16
Views: 17377

Re: Can't Post

testing.

It seems to be letting me post, however when I click on the 'post reply' button, it redirects to the sign-in page again before allowing me to type my message. It never used to do that.
by whispercat
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?
Replies: 19
Views: 50524

Re: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?

testing
by whispercat
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Can't Post
Replies: 16
Views: 17377

Re: Can't Post

No. On the latest Firefox I only have ad blocker, which I disabled. Same result. I tested Chrome with everything off, Opera with everything off, IE10 with everything off. Nothing is working. Steve contact me by email, as I can't always respond here on the forum. Even though I can sometimes post in t...
by whispercat
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Can't Post
Replies: 16
Views: 17377

Re: Can't Post

Testing
by whispercat
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Can't Post
Replies: 16
Views: 17377

Re: Can't Post

I can't seem to post in any other section. It just redirects me to the sign in page.
by whispercat
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Can't Post
Replies: 16
Views: 17377

Re: Can't Post

It's doing it again!
by whispercat
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Can't Post
Replies: 16
Views: 17377

Re: Can't Post

testing.

Thanks Steve
by whispercat
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Can't Post
Replies: 16
Views: 17377

Can't Post

testing Edit: I haven't been able to post in most of the forums. Every time I try, it refreshes to the sign-in page, and I have to sign in again. When I click submit, it goes to the sign-in page. I haven't been able to contact a mod via pm, as my message just redirects to the sign-in page. I've clea...
by whispercat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New Asus WS C246 Motherboard
Replies: 4
Views: 8495

New Asus WS C246 Motherboard

Anyone know when this might get released?

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/WS-C246-PRO/
by whispercat
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Scythe Kotetsu SCKTT-1000 for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 9581

Re: Scythe Kotetsu SCKTT-1000 for sale

The forum is not letting me edit my original post. Just wanted to add some photos:

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by whispercat
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dynamic X2 vs. Redux vs. Noctua
Replies: 6
Views: 3678

Re: Dynamic X2 vs. Redux vs. Noctua

Do the BeQuiets and/or Antecs have a more pleasant tone above 800 rpms?
by whispercat
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dynamic X2 vs. Redux vs. Noctua
Replies: 6
Views: 3678

Re: Dynamic X2 vs. Redux vs. Noctua

What is the reason you don't recommend the A14? Just curious.
by whispercat
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Scythe Kotetsu SCKTT-1000 for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 9581

Scythe Kotetsu SCKTT-1000 for sale

Scythe Kotetsu SCKTT-1000 CPU cooler for sale. Brand new, still in box. never used. Note: this is the SCKTT-1000, not the newer Mark II. I bought it from NCIX.com when I was intending to do an Intel build with it a year or so ago, but never got around to it. Special SPCR price of US$35.00 (plus ship...
by whispercat
Mon May 28, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone
Replies: 97
Views: 66215

Re: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone

Thanks Abula.

I hope they make a 140mm version.
by whispercat
Sun May 27, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone
Replies: 97
Views: 66215

Re: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone

When buying Noctua fans, is there any difference in noise or airflow between buying a PWM fan and running it at the ULN or FLX rpm settings, and buying the actual ULN or FLX versions?