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by thesmileyone
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 122410

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

So I fixed that...buy unplugged the hub.

So now I just have the noctua in the middle of the D14...using zip ties no less xD

Trying to figure out how I can use the other fans though. I could use a Y-cable on the CPU PWM but running 3 fans off it (will be 5) might be a bit dodgy?
by thesmileyone
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 122410

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

Hi Sorry to bump a 6 year old thread, but I am using the 6 year old motherboard in the title and have a big problem. I have a P8z77-V-Lx2 and I have a new case (275Q) that comes with a fan hub. My motherboard has a pair of 4 pin slots, one for CPU and one for chassis fans. My problem is I have my CP...
by thesmileyone
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing a heatsink to go with a A12x25?
Replies: 6
Views: 6859

Re: Choosing a heatsink to go with a A12x25?

OK nvm, even just one fan was bugging me, gone back to stock clocks and no fans at all and peaaaaaaaaaaaaace and quiet. Quit gaming again too, actually taken my 1060 out, gonna sell that, buy a mITX and put everything into a Define Nano S. I will try that with these noctua PWM's and see if that's to...
by thesmileyone
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is Passive CPU Cooling Best for Silent Computing?
Replies: 48
Views: 91577

Re: Is Passive CPU Cooling Best for Silent Computing?

If I wasn't gaming or folding or using handbrake I would go back to full passive in an instant. IMO if you want to do that you need as many cores and threads as possible that will fit into ~100w TDP. I am pretty sure a 2700x with the primary core boost thing turned off (to make it like a 2700, excep...
by thesmileyone
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: is Nofan discontinuing the cr-95?
Replies: 8
Views: 8562

Re: is Nofan discontinuing the cr-95?

But no one has actually reviewed a D14 or D15 with no fans. I have actually used one. Not only that I have used one in a case with no exhaust fan and no intake fans, or a variation. 3770k 4.2ghz 1.128v P95 10 mins small FFT ~76C with passive D14 and one exhaust fan. That's not only lower voltage tha...
by thesmileyone
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing a heatsink to go with a A12x25?
Replies: 6
Views: 6859

Re: Choosing a heatsink to go with a A12x25?

I like the look of Thermaltake Macho Rev B too, big big but not TOO big and only £35.
by thesmileyone
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM. Anyone having issues with Y-cables?
Replies: 3
Views: 6496

Re: Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM. Anyone having issues with Y-cables

I have sleep and hibernation turned off in Win10 but it does it anyway (????????)
by thesmileyone
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone
Replies: 97
Views: 66292

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

I am going to pick one up for a heatsink. At some point I would like to swap cases I don't know if 3x120mm is required for positive air pressure or if 2x120mm is enough (all with 1x120mm exhaust). At one point I thought the silentist idea would be to run an AIO on CPU and a hybrid gfx card like an e...
by thesmileyone
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Manufacture Guaranteed Durable Thermal Paste?
Replies: 30
Views: 22538

Re: Manufacture Guaranteed Durable Thermal Paste?

2500k from 2011 lasted me 'till the end of 2018 on one application of IC-DIAMOND 24C at 4.8ghz for it's whole life.

It only stopped when I upgraded the cpu.
by thesmileyone
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing a heatsink to go with a A12x25?
Replies: 6
Views: 6859

Choosing a heatsink to go with a A12x25?

So I have decided to say bye bye to my D14 heatsink, it is too big, too difficult to work around (I either have to take my motherboard out of the case or take the top of the case off, which is difficult on this case, just to plug in fan cables) and generally I think it is outdated. I have also decid...
by thesmileyone
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quietest Noctua to go in my D14?
Replies: 3
Views: 4969

Re: Quietest Noctua to go in my D14?

Are you sure they won't produce resonance / vibration though mounted onto a heatsink? That test used them free-standing.
by thesmileyone
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: is Nofan discontinuing the cr-95?
Replies: 8
Views: 8562

Re: is Nofan discontinuing the cr-95?

Always seemed like a pointless product to me, given that a D14 or D15/D15S without the fan(s) attached will do the same job. I have run both 2500k and 3770k fanless on a D14 for 3 years+ and I do stuff like folding@home, encoding, Plex Optimizations etc all fine. That's with a fan in the box though...
by thesmileyone
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: is Nofan discontinuing the cr-95?
Replies: 8
Views: 8562

Re: is Nofan discontinuing the cr-95?

What do you mean not loading it? all 4c/8t at 100% for 14 hours is not loading it? :P
by thesmileyone
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: is Nofan discontinuing the cr-95?
Replies: 8
Views: 8562

Re: is Nofan discontinuing the cr-95?

Always seemed like a pointless product to me, given that a D14 or D15/D15S without the fan(s) attached will do the same job. I have run both 2500k and 3770k fanless on a D14 for 3 years+ and I do stuff like folding@home, encoding, Plex Optimizations etc all fine.
by thesmileyone
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quietest Noctua to go in my D14?
Replies: 3
Views: 4969

Quietest Noctua to go in my D14?

So I want to go from passive to air cooled but be as silent as possible. And with Noctua PWM fan. Noctua NF-A15 PWM seems to be the right one but I am wondering if anything else is better? Will be using cable ties (gg) until fan mount wires come from Noctua I only want one fan and will put it in the...
by thesmileyone
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3770k non-delid + D14 passive
Replies: 9
Views: 7165

Re: 3770k non-delid + D14 passive

Fan arrived, and so much better, all I can hear is airflow when cpu maxed out, can't hear ANYTHING with the pc at idle...like having the fan unplugged. Using the LNA. It took me an hour of trying to get the tiny silicon "screws" to work before giving up and using the Noctua screws which just go stra...
by thesmileyone
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3770k non-delid + D14 passive
Replies: 9
Views: 7165

Re: 3770k non-delid + D14 passive

Ordered a Noctua but I ordered the wrong one... I have ordered Noctua NF-S12A PWM instead of Noctua A12x25. Nevertheless the S12A has rave reviews as a PWM exhaust fan and only £17 so why not? It should come tomorrow. This Arctic is a good buy for £5 if you have a closed case I doubt you will hear t...
by thesmileyone
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3770k non-delid + D14 passive
Replies: 9
Views: 7165

Re: 3770k non-delid + D14 passive

I mean inaudible fans are great but experience has taught me they aren't inaudible. In a perfect world I would have them work like my GPU does. Below 60c the fans don't spin at all, then they go up in increments. But I don't think that is possible as I cannot firstly find quiet fans that spin down t...
by thesmileyone
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3770k non-delid + D14 passive
Replies: 9
Views: 7165

Re: 3770k non-delid + D14 passive

I am searching for the quietest cpu cooler currently which is looking like a D15 or possibly a beQuiet solution however people say the rifle bearings make noise on these. And it's all going to go into another case, most likely a 750d Airflow edition. Then Delid the cpu so I can run it 4.4ghz or pre...
by thesmileyone
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Freezer 33 CO vs Cryorig H7
Replies: 8
Views: 8715

Re: Arctic Freezer 33 CO vs Cryorig H7

Might be better then. This is mine https://www.arctic.ac/uk_en/f12-silent.html it is not silent!
by thesmileyone
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3770k non-delid + D14 passive
Replies: 9
Views: 7165

Re: 3770k non-delid + D14 passive

Why not put the D14's fans back on and see how that goes? I ran them for around 5 years flat out (before realising what fan speed control was) with my desktop inside a desk, so the noise didn't affect me, in that 5 years I never dusted the PC and they jammed from dust and both broke, so they went i...
by thesmileyone
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Computer Base tests IC Cooling Graphite Pad
Replies: 4
Views: 7726

Re: Computer Base tests IC Cooling Graphite Pad

This guy https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Yg4qqs

Uses them on his 2950x Threadripper and loves them.
by thesmileyone
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Freezer 33 CO vs Cryorig H7
Replies: 8
Views: 8715

Re: Arctic Freezer 33 CO vs Cryorig H7

Hi I saw rave reviews for Arctic F12 Silent fans, so I bought one, and it has obvious bearing noise. So to me it is not silent. In fact I can walk into my room and know what my PC is upto, based on if it is spinning fast, based on the bearing noise. My PC is on my desk though and the case (Carbide 4...
by thesmileyone
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 3770k non-delid + D14 passive
Replies: 9
Views: 7165

3770k non-delid + D14 passive

Currently running 3770k and a Noctua D14 with no fans. I have only 1 fan in the system - arctic F12 Silent (it's not, can hear the bearings, but they are 5 Euros new so...) and it never goes above 80C. I have not Prime tested it...because IMO it's useless running a synthetic load designed to kill a ...
by thesmileyone
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quietest case in 2018 for $150 or less?
Replies: 2
Views: 5511

Quietest case in 2018 for $150 or less?

Got a spare £100/$150 to spend and I want a new case. My case is great because it is full of holes (carbide 400r) so I get to run my system passive - only the psu and the 1060 6gb have fans, and they only come on when gaming - the psu never comes on except in POST). I run a 2500k not overclocked, un...
by thesmileyone
Sun May 27, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Msi 1060 6GB Gaming X - recommended.
Replies: 0
Views: 14576

Msi 1060 6GB Gaming X - recommended.

Dayum I really recommend this card. Especially as you can get it for £280 now. Got sick of having to take my gtx 690 in and out all the time because I couldn't stand the noise. Bought this card, fitted...silence! Makes a bit of coil whine but it is an interesting noise... none in Arma 3. Folding at ...
by thesmileyone
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is there a way to do this?
Replies: 4
Views: 7800

Re: Is there a way to do this?

...Buy something like 1060 6GB which does 0DB idle mode, and then change fan curves to make it even quieter, maybe even fit a morpheous II cooler and some PWM fans ...Change all my fans (2 intake, 1 exhaust, both fans on the DH14 cooler) to PWM ...Have the controller either turn them all off at idl...
by thesmileyone
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is there a way to do this?
Replies: 4
Views: 7800

Is there a way to do this?

Currently sitting in blissful silence. because I am using no fans again, after a weekend of gaming with my 690 gtx vacuum cleaner even at idle. I am thinking of doing the following sell 690 Buy something like 1060 6GB which does 0DB idle mode, and then change fan curves to make it even quieter, mayb...
by thesmileyone
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Threads vs board index etc...confusing me.
Replies: 3
Views: 7883

Re: Threads vs board index etc...confusing me.

Hi, forgot to update this.

It was the monitor :/
by thesmileyone
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Streacom FC8 Alpha Passive, anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 13016

Re: Streacom FC8 Alpha Passive, anyone?

I don't get these cases. I am running 100% passive currently with exception of semi passive PSU but the fan never runs, I just left it there for failsafe as IMO the psu is the most important part of a build, if you want low/non existant coil whine. I am doing so in a corsair carbide 400r. It has hol...