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by Mettyx
Sun May 13, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Super silent graphic cards!
Replies: 43
Views: 27804

Re: Super silent graphic cards!

What the hell are you guys talking about, haven't you seen the video?

Obviously some models are super-quiet by default, somebody just has to list them...
by Mettyx
Fri May 11, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Super silent graphic cards!
Replies: 43
Views: 27804

Re: Super silent graphic cards!

Btw, this has nothing to do with the topic, why are SSDs so much more expensive than HDDs when they have less material, no moving parts etc. aren't they much easier to manufacture? Is there some specific thing that makes them so expensive?
by Mettyx
Fri May 11, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Super silent graphic cards!
Replies: 43
Views: 27804

Re: Super silent graphic cards!

It is better to know which GPU models and brands are silent by default instead of having additional expenditures and installations. Just post a one page with 20 cards from both AMD and Nvidia with a five star rating system or you could do a video, you can see how a video is extremely effective in re...
by Mettyx
Thu May 10, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Super silent graphic cards!
Replies: 43
Views: 27804

Re: Super silent graphic cards!

Is SPCR gonna do a comprehensive list/video on this?
This is pretty important, the whole point of this site...
by Mettyx
Thu May 10, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Super silent graphic cards!
Replies: 43
Views: 27804

Re: Super silent graphic cards!

I can't believe I misspelled quiet.. :oops:

So, you have to be careful to never ever buy something that isn't "custom" and you would know this how?
by Mettyx
Thu May 10, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Super silent graphic cards!
Replies: 43
Views: 27804

Super silent graphic cards!

Click on 06:40. How can HD 7950 and HD 7870 be so quiet compared to all Nvidia cards?! What a huge disappointment, I was going to buy Nvidia but this changes everything, do you think there is some Nvidia model out there that is comparable? You see, this is how you do a review(especially of cases), ...
by Mettyx
Wed May 02, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ginormous CPU coolers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Re: Ginormous CPU coolers?

Hopefully when Asus FanXpert 2 comes to my country I will be able to just set the desired idle and load temp and everything else is done automatic. I don't care much for constant fiddling.
by Mettyx
Wed May 02, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ginormous CPU coolers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Re: Ginormous CPU coolers?

Hi, the point of two fans is that, for example you can get the same cooling with two fans at 700rpm as one at 1000rpm. Two at 700rpm will be quieter due to the way sound level works, and also lower in pitch, were human hearing sensitivity is lower too. But this would only work with the latest Asus ...
by Mettyx
Tue May 01, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ginormous CPU coolers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Re: Ginormous CPU coolers?

Basically, that front fan in most cases would just be for HDD/SSD then.
by Mettyx
Tue May 01, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ginormous CPU coolers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Ginormous CPU coolers?

I don't know if you noticed this but many CPU coolers that are supposed to be the best and are recommended are freaking huge, like scythe mugen series, not only that but have even 2 fans. Isn't that really disruptive to the airflow in the case and increases noise subtantially, they actually have the...
by Mettyx
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Revolutionary Asus dynamic fan control?
Replies: 31
Views: 19240

Re: Revolutionary Asus dynamic fan control?

CA_Steve wrote: Asus says it'll be in all the IVB mobos.
Which I'm still waiting for...wasn't ivy bridge supposed to be released already?
by Mettyx
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Revolutionary Asus dynamic fan control?
Replies: 31
Views: 19240

Re: Revolutionary Asus dynamic fan control?

Well,at 10:50 he talks about setting options for each individual fan behavior regardless of the general profile, so I don't really see a problem.

For example you could have a side fan, which directly blows at GPU, to have a set speed.
by Mettyx
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Revolutionary Asus dynamic fan control?
Replies: 31
Views: 19240

Re: Revolutionary Asus dynamic fan control?

What i am sure it will miss and makes it unusable for some will be missing graphics card or hard drive temperatures. It's nice to have such system on board, but if your hard drive or graphics card will be baked because board thinks it's fine to run fans on low speed, then it will be a problem. Is t...
by Mettyx
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Revolutionary Asus dynamic fan control?
Replies: 31
Views: 19240

Re: Revolutionary dynamic fan control?

You don't even need the case fan controller with this or any other kind.
by Mettyx
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Revolutionary Asus dynamic fan control?
Replies: 31
Views: 19240

Revolutionary Asus dynamic fan control?

It seems that this makes a lot of stuff we talked about pretty irrelevant, could this be the single most important asset for silence?

Watch the entire video before responding.
by Mettyx
Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Positive and negative air pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 10650

Re: Positive and negative air pressure

Do you think just one side 140 mm scythe slipstream fan would noticeably affect the noise level?
by Mettyx
Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Horrible GPU fan noise
Replies: 10
Views: 2312

Re: Horrible GPU fan noise

Do you think an oil for sawing machine would work?
by Mettyx
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Positive and negative air pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 10650

Re: Positive and negative air pressure

Meh, I stopped bothering with forum searches since almost all searches on gaming forums never work, not even the slightest.
Surely you must have noticed this yourselves.

Anyway, seeing that 7 point list was worth making this topic.
by Mettyx
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Horrible GPU fan noise
Replies: 10
Views: 2312

Re: Horrible GPU fan noise

It could be dried bearings in the fan; search for description on how to clean and grease fan bearings. Wow, if that is the case it would be extremely crappy quality. I have 2 case papst 120mm fans running constantly for over 4 years through various configurations without any deviation from when the...
by Mettyx
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Positive and negative air pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 10650

Re: Positive and negative air pressure

OK, so it's a nob stupidly placed on the back instead on the front...just say so. as for this: 1. The amount of venting in your case can have a huge impact on cooling, particularly around the CPU area. If you have fan mounts here that are blocked up, unblock them. 2. Generally, all other things bein...
by Mettyx
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Positive and negative air pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 10650

Re: Positive and negative air pressure

The fan controller is not integrated in the case itself but instead a fan controller placed in one of the PCI slots. It is therefore possible to use the controller in any other computer systems. I don't understand what this means. How do you control the fans , is there a button on the back, where t...
by Mettyx
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Horrible GPU fan noise
Replies: 10
Views: 2312

Re: Horrible GPU fan noise

Are fan mountings for GPUs uniformly designed?
This one has 3 holes in a triangle, it also has a little wire with 3 pins encased in white plastic that goes into the card.
by Mettyx
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Horrible GPU fan noise
Replies: 10
Views: 2312

Re: Horrible GPU fan noise

You mean something like this?

It was very easy to separate the fan but I have no idea about that ribbed white stuff beneath, the screws are inverse at the bottom of the card and there are no visible screws at the top..
by Mettyx
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Positive and negative air pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 10650

Positive and negative air pressure

I also posted this here , but decided to make a new topic to try to ameliorate the nature of a semi-dead forum and many people are too annoyed the click on old topics.... It is a different topic anyway.... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by Mettyx
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Horrible GPU fan noise
Replies: 10
Views: 2312

Horrible GPU fan noise

Something horrible happened today, all of a sudden my current PC started to produce horrible noise. I precisely identified the noise by elimination and then applying slight pressure to the middle of the GPU fan, the noise immediately stopped. The GPU is Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB. I separated t...
by Mettyx
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just pick the case!
Replies: 36
Views: 8936

Re: Just pick the case!

I just learned something today and perhaps you will too since no one mentioned it before. There actually exists positive and negative air pressure in PC cases. Positive pressure is created when there are more intake fans than exhaust fans so what this positive pressure does is it pushes the air outs...
by Mettyx
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just pick the case!
Replies: 36
Views: 8936

Re: Just pick the case!

On another note, a trusted colleague in the industry just told me that the stock nVidia cooler on the GTX680 is the quietest he's ever come across on a high performance video card, quieter than all the partner cooling solutions. Interesting, but probably there is no such thing in my country. Last I...
by Mettyx
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just pick the case!
Replies: 36
Views: 8936

Re: Just pick the case!

Hey, I just wanted to let you know there is a new silent case out

He says it's amazingly super silent.

But it's the same dilemma as with Carbide 500R versus R3.
by Mettyx
Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best noise-canceling headphones?
Replies: 20
Views: 12754

Re: Best noise-canceling headphones?

So, no one on this forum has ever had any kind of closed ear headphones and has never thought about anything like this? I'm getting a really weird vibe from this forum ever since I joined. I can't decide yet is it because it's a ghost town or is it because people are lazy snobs who view people who a...