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by flemeister
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 476
Views: 639000

Re: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?

It's hard to believe people actually want the crappy rubber silicone membrane keyboards. Big difference in price, and for anyone willing to fork out that extra money, you still have to convince them of the benefits of a mech keyboard. Just have to link them to the OCN Mech Keyboard Guide . :) I can...
by flemeister
Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?
Replies: 33
Views: 14092

Re: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?

all im saying is; if your cpu/gpu are at your preferred clock speed(s) and under spec temps, with your fan(s) quiet enough to not hear over your ambient noise level, then 6 degrees less give no benefit. i see it all the time, -some one is happy with the noise of their rig at 65*C when maxed out in ...
by flemeister
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers
Replies: 27
Views: 14604

Re: MSI 270x HAWK - a silent gpu for gamers

quickrabbit5 wrote:Well there is this vs this.

Just wondering if its a safe bet no matter what the gpu is.
Not necessarily: TPU -- MSI R9 280X GAMING 3 GB
by flemeister
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?
Replies: 33
Views: 14092

Re: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?

simply not true. if its cooled quietly and still below spec temp, and not throttling then there is no gain in lowering temps. IMO there is a gain, in the form of increased thermal headroom for anything from overclocking, to seesawing ambient temps, to dust buildup over time and gradually increasing...
by flemeister
Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?
Replies: 33
Views: 14092

Re: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?

6 deg. C is not that serious, but if my CPU can drop 6 deg. C, it would still be a very good thing. Why? Lower CPU temps are always good surely? Whether it's worth bothering with, depends on how much effort and money it takes. :) The liquid metal kits void your CPU warranty, cost a fair bit, and ta...
by flemeister
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I wish SPCR also evaluates fanless/passive cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 12512

Re: I wish SPCR also evaluates fanless/passive cooling

Xeon E3-1220L V2

Ivy Bridge (LGA1155)
2.3GHz (3.5GHz max turbo)
2C/4T
17W

* CPU World
* http://ark.intel.com/products/65735

The catch? No integrated graphics.
by flemeister
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I wish SPCR also evaluates fanless/passive cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 12512

Re: I wish SPCR also evaluates fanless/passive cooling

Any thoughts on this? http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/rmp_sg_whirlpoolpcs_silent_configs I thought I was being pretty cautious when making that page, but after seeing this thread I'm a bit doubtful... The Aerocool Black Hawk is the closest available option in Australia to the Nofan cases. I'd otherwise...
by flemeister
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My Seagate HDD is just to loud
Replies: 10
Views: 8547

Re: My Seagate HDD is just to loud

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/1530/fikh.jpg Ok heres take 2 on hard drives. Its a little messy but it seems to work. I put sound dampening foam from Silverstone on the top of one of the drives to keep em from hitting one another as they are very very close. I have it in the case now and while its ...
by flemeister
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: R9 270x round up by THG (Asus,MSI,Gigabyte,HiS,Sapphire)
Replies: 3
Views: 3865

Re: R9 270x round up by THG (Asus,MSI,Gigabyte,HiS,Sapphire)

http://www.tomshardware.de/amd-radeon-r9-270x-roundup-test,testberichte-241406-6.html I like those videos, same as they've done in their other GPU roundups. The ambient noise may be high, but it does give you an idea of what they sound like, which I like to know before buying. Any coil whine/chuggin...
by flemeister
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Upgrade from an Antec P180 to a P183 for cable routing?
Replies: 6
Views: 2616

Re: Upgrade from an Antec P180 to a P183 for cable routing?

Yes, P18x series is a beast. Like others I have cut several holes in my case for easier cable and SATA cable management. Requires tools and a little spare time, but it's easily doable. A year ago I bought P280 because I wanted USB3.0 headers on the front and dual 120mm top exhaust vent, and I was r...
by flemeister
Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Upgrade from an Antec P180 to a P183 for cable routing?
Replies: 6
Views: 2616

Re: Upgrade from an Antec P180 to a P183 for cable routing?

I'd just cut some cable management holes in the P180, and cover the edges with edge molding / u-channel. :)
by flemeister
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Compatible Power Supply needed
Replies: 7
Views: 7769

Re: Compatible Power Supply needed

Another option might be the Seasonic 350W TFX: http://www.silentpcreview.com/Seasonic_SS-350TGM_Gold_TFX Get your measuring tape out, see what will fit and what mods you need to do. You're probably better off getting a new case and PSU though. Something like the older Silverstone SG05 w/ 300W PSU (s...
by flemeister
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New quiet ITX build advice
Replies: 11
Views: 6886

Re: New quiet ITX build advice

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/5632/rfj8.png Looks like the pushpin on the Haswell board is slightly further from the CPU socket, but most likely still close enough to foul the very edge of the Shuriken 2 Rev.B's backplate. Just something to keep in mind. At least the mod is an easy one, just dri...
by flemeister
Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-22 spotted
Replies: 13
Views: 8925

Re: Thermalright HR-22 spotted

Hmm, I *might* get one to put in my Silverstone SG07, to replace the HR-02 that's currently in there . 8) Not as tall, so no more heatpipes sticking out the top vent! Might have to cut part of the horizontal support bar to accommodate the HR-22's extra width. :lol: EDIT: Wait nevermind... There's on...
by flemeister
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New quiet ITX build advice
Replies: 11
Views: 6886

Re: New quiet ITX build advice

Note the issue with the chipset heatsink's pushpin, and the Shuriken's backplate. You'll need to drill a hole in the backplate to allow that pushpin to poke through.
by flemeister
Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: This forum is so quiet and dead
Replies: 9
Views: 9892

Re: This forum is so quiet and dead

I agree with the comments. It is almost brainless to make a silent pc now compared to 10 years ago. Building silent pc's with forward looking specs is rly a passion of mine. Agreed. It can still be a nice challenge building a silent, powerful and well cooled PC that is quiet at both idle and load ....
by flemeister
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2x Nexus D12SL-12 for a Performance M-ATX build GTX 780 etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

Re: 2x Nexus D12SL-12 for a Performance M-ATX build GTX 780

I think that would be quite sufficient, yes. :) The PSU has it's own air channel, as you said. The GTX780 takes in cool air from the top Nexus fan, and exhausts it straight out the rear vent. The CPU gets fresh air from the bottom Nexus fan, and the easiest way for the warm air to exit the case is o...
by flemeister
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Request to SPCR Plz Review: MSI TriFrozr Lightning gtx 780
Replies: 18
Views: 6578

Re: Request to SPCR Plz Review: MSI TriFrozr Lightning gtx 7

I'd much rather see SPCR review of one of the MSI Twin Frozr "Gaming" branded cards (GTX 760/770/780).
by flemeister
Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting Athlon II X4 630
Replies: 3
Views: 2484

Re: Undervolting Athlon II X4 630

I just use Catalyst Control Centre.
by flemeister
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Ever made something too quiet? Quieter h drive = fans annoy
Replies: 6
Views: 3414

Re: Ever made something too quiet? Quieter h drive = fans an

Well it happens until you get down to no moving parts, with a non-buzzing TFT and non-whiny AC-adapter. But then you are somewhat limited performance-wise and need another system altogether for stuff like gaming.. *sigh* +1 There's always another noise to deal with isn't there. :roll: :lol: Regardi...
by flemeister
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: BitFenix Ghost: Quiet ATX Chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 4702

Re: BitFenix Ghost: Quiet ATX Chassis

I have the original P180, and until after some recent upgrades, had never had cooling issues. I'm in the process of modding some areas for better cable management and airflow but am trying to find the VGA duct that came with the 180B. I just installed a Gelid Icy Vision on my GTX 260 but it blows d...
by flemeister
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Undervolting a HD 7750
Replies: 3
Views: 3373

Re: Undervolting a HD 7750

As dhanson865 said, just lower the powertune slider and try and be happy with that. Your card simply may not have a chip to support voltage control through software (keeps the manufactuer's costs down). If you lower the voltage without slowing down the card you'll have corrupted graphics or your PC ...
by flemeister
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can server board fit in Antec P183 v3 case?
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Re: Can server board fit in Antec P183 v3 case?

I think you'll be fine. SSI CEB is really just standard ATX size plus 23mm or 7/8" of extra width on the PCB. And there aren't any chunks of metal in the P183 stopping you from installing it. Removing the middle drive cage shouldn't be necessary , but you'll probably want to remove it for easier cab...
by flemeister
Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Monitor Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 7618

Re: Monitor Suggestion

Is this a problem with this monitor.? I will be using this screen an enormous amount, and as such I could not use it if the backlight flicker could be an issue. Not as far as I can tell. Also, I cannot stand the heavier types of anti glare coating that many IPS screens have had in the past, so I'd ...
by flemeister
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Looking for a case ...
Replies: 5
Views: 3132

Re: Looking for a case ...

+1 for the TJ08-E. If undervolting the 180mm intake fan isn't enough for you, there are 140mm mounting holes as well.

And to see how much the case can hold, one pic tells all. 8)

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by flemeister
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Monitor Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 7618

Re: Monitor Suggestion

I can vouch for the Dell 24" U2412M. e-IPS, so above average quality Low-ish input lag of 9.4ms Matte screen and bezel Very clean aesthetic Rather dull dark-blue power LED, so nothing bright and annoying :) Solid stand, and easy to assemble and adjust 17mm bezel (for better or worse, just stating it...
by flemeister
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Still... A P180 Rig: Mod for Behind the Motherboard Cabling
Replies: 7
Views: 8850

Re: Still... A P180 Rig: Mod for Behind the Motherboard Cabl

Another name for it is U-Channel. Comes in various thicknesses. The thicker sizes will give a nice solid look and feel, while the thinner sizes will grip the edge better -- but also not have as much to grip with -- and of course be better suited to smaller holes. Get a few metres of each size IMO, s...