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by CoolColJ
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 93151

Re: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread

With the EVGA GTX 1070 FTW being passive at idle, even with 15-17 degree Celsius temps, it will eventually hit >50 idle temps. So I set the fan to come in at 40 and ramp up to 40% speed by 60. Now it idles at 45 degrees at 10% fan speed, about 250 rpm I can't hear it, can't even hear it working at 4...
by CoolColJ
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 93151

Re: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread

Price has dropped for the EVGA GTX 1070 FTW on Newegg and Amazon Anyway I got my card today. It's been a dream so far. Monitoring it on MSI Afterbuner beta, and running benchmarks the core clock will hit 2000 on it's own and settle back to 1960+, weird..... That's well above the factory clock, and I...
by CoolColJ
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 93151

Re: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread

My system would be fine with a quality 300W PSU, with an overclocked i5 and the 1070. I'm running an i7 3930k at 4ghz, which I think draws close to 300w at full tilt at that speed. Although I have under volted the CPU a bit. When I put the system together with the GTX 570 a few years back, the aim ...
by CoolColJ
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 93151

Re: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread

I'm coming from a GTX 570 which drew over 300w under load, that died a month ago and I picked up a GTX 750TI, which runs at the same performance, but is a bit quieter, and draws hardly any power :) So it's going to be a big jump in performance both in games and in GPU 3D and video rendering :shock: ...
by CoolColJ
Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 93151

Re: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread

Thanks, think I will take the plunge, as it's quite cheap from NewEgg to me in Sydney, cheaper than buying locally....

Thought about the Gainward Phoenix, which is really quiet, but it's a bit too thick 2.5 slots
by CoolColJ
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 93151

Re: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread

quest_for_silence wrote:
CoolColJ wrote:Anyone have coil whine with these EVGA GTX 1070 cards?
Reading a lot of reports on this :(

"A lot of" where?
Various Newegg reviews, a Youtube video/coments and other banter on other forums and EVGA's forum
by CoolColJ
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 93151

Re: GTX 1070 Review Compilation Thread

Anyone have coil whine with these EVGA GTX 1070 cards?
Reading a lot of reports on this :(
by CoolColJ
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter?
Replies: 24
Views: 45371

Re: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter

This HD died on me a few months after I bought it, my first HD failure after having all Samsungs over the years!

I replaced it with a one of the newer and quieter Western Digitals - much happier
by CoolColJ
Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Replace Silverstone FT-02?
Replies: 9
Views: 3785

Re: Replace Silverstone FT-02?

Actually I'm very happy with the FT-02 since I suspended my drives in it I got my system running damn near silent, regardless of the load, since I got the 1000w Kingwin LZP-1000. The fan never comes on in silent mode! The case is a perfect match for it - I can't think of another case that vents it v...
by CoolColJ
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 3941

Re: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply

The same thing is happening with my Seasonic X-660. I've read that this is happening with most Seasonic and Corsair power supplies, and here in Spain no one sells Kingwin. Is there any other silent power supply of 660W-850W? Maybe the Antec HCP-750? PS: I've made a recording of my old and new PSUs:...
by CoolColJ
Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silent PSU for new Sandy Bridge computer?
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

Re: Silent PSU for new Sandy Bridge computer?

To the OP, is the iHBS212 blu ray drive you quiet?
by CoolColJ
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 3941

Re: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply

Well it took over a week for the order to process at overstock.com, but once done, only one day to ship, well, fly here! Got the power supply hooked up and I'm pleased! Total absolute silence under load!!!! 8) :shock: :D At 15 degrees ambient, been Prime loading for 15 mins now and not a peep from t...
by CoolColJ
Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS20LQ - sealed liquid cooler - is the pump quiet?
Replies: 10
Views: 5819

Re: Zalman CNPS20LQ - sealed liquid cooler - is the pump qui

you would think a 6 core 970 would be much hotter having more cores than the 930. And a larger die size than the 3930k, at a not much lower core speed. The 970 is a 32 nm Gulftown core, and the 930 is a 45 nm Bloomfield, that's why the latter runs hotter. The 3930K on the other hand is a hot runnin...
by CoolColJ
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 964173

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!

AckeDman wrote:I was hoping this thread would have a pic of hdd suspension on the fractal design mini :(
Use your imagination 8)
by CoolColJ
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS20LQ - sealed liquid cooler - is the pump quiet?
Replies: 10
Views: 5819

Re: Zalman CNPS20LQ - sealed liquid cooler - is the pump qui

Thanks guys, it makes sense. And they are more expensive to boot But they are a lot neater around the CPU. Maybe in the future a heatpipe style cooler with a flexible tube instead, that can sit a massive heatsink/radiator outside that PC that runs passively would be ideal 8) One qualification: If y...
by CoolColJ
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS20LQ - sealed liquid cooler - is the pump quiet?
Replies: 10
Views: 5819

Re: Zalman CNPS20LQ - sealed liquid cooler - is the pump qui

Thanks guys, it makes sense. And they are more expensive to boot

But they are a lot neater around the CPU.
Maybe in the future a heatpipe style cooler with a flexible tube instead, that can sit a massive heatsink/radiator outside that PC that runs passively would be ideal 8)
by CoolColJ
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop comput
Replies: 23
Views: 5317

Re: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop co

I bet you won't have to wait long to see cheap SSDs on the used market. Only they will be low-capacity SSDs. But if you know what you're doing, you don't need more than that. SSDs are great but some RAM and some skill at configuration will go a long way. You can live without SSDs just fine. As an i...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop comput
Replies: 23
Views: 5317

Re: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop co

Yes if you wait long enough, things will be cheaper, bigger and faster, but how long will you wait and when will you "get on the train"? You could die next week and never experience all of that :wink: And by the time you get what is cheap, it's probably too slow and small compared to everything else...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop comput
Replies: 23
Views: 5317

Re: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop co

I spend 8 hours a day on my PC at least, so I can tell you SSD for the OS drive has been the single best improvement in user experience out of all the upgrades I've done over the years! :shock: I have more drives that are only turned on for backing/cloning too - 240GB Intel 520 SSD for OS, 512GB Cru...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop comput
Replies: 23
Views: 5317

Re: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop co

The picture of the FT02 *is* right side up then? ;-) I wondered if I was looking at it correctly. Where is the solid state drive best used? CAD and audio video editing? I don't know exactly how audio is processed by an editor but I do some of that. What I don't know is: is everything loaded into me...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS20LQ - sealed liquid cooler - is the pump quiet?
Replies: 10
Views: 5819

Zalman CNPS20LQ - sealed liquid cooler - is the pump quiet?

My current Noctua NH-D14 works well though. But like all air coolers, during summer it's not so efficient, and it takes up so much space! The Zalman CNPS20LQ looks to be a perfect match for my FT02 case, with the radiator sitting in the top 120mm fan housing, and with all the positive pressure airfl...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop comput
Replies: 23
Views: 5317

Re: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop co

Silverstone FT02 case - which has a vertical airflow design, hence why the drives are sideways vertically SSD drives are getting much cheaper these days. I bought a 512GB Crucial M4, a bit slower than the best right now for write speed, but still over 200MB/S for under $400, imported from the US And...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nofan cases - fanless
Replies: 16
Views: 7000

Re: Nofan cases - fanless

I'm surprised no one has talked about these cases here - completely fanless designs... You didn't search hard enough: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=63983 http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=61891 http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Nofan fanless CPU heatsink
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

Nofan fanless CPU heatsink

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/desktops/368128/nofan-icepipe-a43-h67-silent-pc That's a big fanless heatsink - but not much surface area - cooling an i5-2500K That cooler does more than only eliminate noise. The Core i5-2500K idled at 36°C, and under full load from our benchmarks rose to a comfortab...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nofan cases - fanless
Replies: 16
Views: 7000

Re: Nofan cases - fanless

A review of one of the cases - apparently the man behind Zalman is the also behind Nofan http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/desktops/368128/nofan-icepipe-a43-h67-silent-pc That's a big fanless heatsink - but not much surface area http://photos.pcpro.co.uk/images/front_picture_library_PC_Pro/dir_330/it_p...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop comput
Replies: 23
Views: 5317

Re: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop co

There are plenty of brackets and adapters of all types in general computer hardware E-shops I bought a bracket that screws into a 5.25 inch bay that will hold 4 SSD drives, very simple and cheap 2 metal pieces that the SSD hold together once you screw them in.... And band suspension for regular HD w...
by CoolColJ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nofan cases - fanless
Replies: 16
Views: 7000

Nofan cases - fanless

I'm surprised no one has talked about these cases here - completely fanless designs... And pretty spiffy looking.... 8) http://www.quietpc.com/products/pc-cases/nof-cs-80 company site http://www.nofancomputer.com/eng/ their fanless CPU heatsink is interesting... http://www.nofancomputer.com/eng/imag...
by CoolColJ
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 3941

Re: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply

ordered a Kingwin LZP-1000 from Overstock.com - shipped to OZ at $295AUD
Not cheap, but I'm looking forward to <500w of pure silence from a power supply for the first time :)

We will see......
by CoolColJ
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 3941

Re: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply

HAHA http://hardforum.com/archive/index.php/t-1655809.html 12-03-2011, 12:40 PM I just built a system with a Seasonic Platinum-1000 and it has very, very bad coil whine under load. Well, at least mine does. It's as loud as an clicky Hitachi hard drive and sounds like a fly trying to get out of a win...
by CoolColJ
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 3941

Re: Seasonic M12D 850w whine/buzz - need a new power supply

Thanks, options to ponder. Leaning on a Kingwin TBH if I go for a new one, just because it's proven to be really quiet. the Seasonics just ramp up more aggressively I did have one case of my power supply shutting down and reseting the PC under load! Don't know if it's because it ran out of juice...?...