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by NetTechie
Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8094

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

Yeah if I turn the fans down any further they wont start with the computer, so I have to keep them a little higher than they are capable of running just so they do initially spin. I guess this is how it is with a manual fan controller. I'll do as you said when I'm ready to do the move. I'm reconside...
by NetTechie
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8094

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

Looks like System fan controls can do a minimum of 50% on MSI motherboards, or at least on the MPower board. That's 6v I'm guessing. Can't lower it more than that. The 180mm fans spin at 700rpm at that setting. Guess I'm gonna have to do it manually. Did you get the sunbeam? voltage 3pin are restri...
by NetTechie
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8094

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

Looks like System fan controls can do a minimum of 50% on MSI motherboards, or at least on the MPower board. That's 6v I'm guessing. Can't lower it more than that. The 180mm fans spin at 700rpm at that setting. Guess I'm gonna have to do it manually.
by NetTechie
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-22 seems loose? Is this ok?
Replies: 0
Views: 1436

Thermalright HR-22 seems loose? Is this ok?

I installed the Thermalright HR-22 on my i7 and it seems loose, once all the bolts are tightened down as far as they go, it still turns inside the mount if I press on the sides of the heatsink. Is it ok that it turns like this? I saw in the SPCR review they removed the little washers from the bottom...
by NetTechie
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap case recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 2273

Re: Cheap case recommendations?

The R4 is a good design, but it's not under $100, and it depends on the graphics card TDP (it's usually quite effective up to 130-140W). The case was 99.99 at Micro Center. That's what set the benchmark, to see if I could get something cheaper. I've seen cases recommended in the past that were in t...
by NetTechie
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap case recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 2273

Re: Cheap case recommendations?

I have the MSI Twin Frozr, before they came out with the Gaming series. It isn't as loud as some I suppose, but it certainly makes noise when it spins up to max RPM's. I'll look into that Prolimatech MK-26, looks pretty nice. I tried one of the replacement heatsinks before, on a video card, and it s...
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap case recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 2273

Re: Cheap case recommendations?

quest_for_silence wrote:Not even by mistake: the right way is to choose a quiet graphics card.
Umm, when you load up a game the card spins at it's fastest speeds, making noise. Are there cards that don't?
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap case recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 2273

Re: Cheap case recommendations?

For which system? I'm looking at separating my uses, so this would be for gaming mainly. I'm thinking the foam would silence the noise of the graphics card fan enough to not require going to water cooling later. I've read a few reviews and watched some videos, and it seems the Fractal R4 is a good ...
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap case recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 2273

Cheap case recommendations?

I'm building a second computer, and I see there are quite a few cheap cases (sub $100 range) that look like they could work. Any recommendations of which one is good and what to avoid? I like the Fractal Design R4, but I was wondering if I could get by cheaper. Edit: Even alternatives for around $10...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8094

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

For my specific uses, looks like going to Intel has an additional advantage. The onboard graphics supports 3 monitors at the same time as the other graphics cards are running. This is new on the Z87 chipset I believe. So I can run fewer firepro cards, as the motherboard can make up for one of them. ...
by NetTechie
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8094

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

Could you list what cards you have, there are many boards that will have a lot of PCI slots, jsut not all 16x, even the X79 dont have all full 16X its just the plastic holder, but if you see the soldering in the back you see how many trully 16X you will see, and even then i dont know anyone that ne...
by NetTechie
Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does the i7 4820K run hot?
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

Re: Does the i7 4820K run hot?

To get back in thread, you've to define "silence", and under which conditions you would obtain it. At first glance you might need some monster cooler like a Phanteks 14, maybe with a third fan attached with cable ties, and you still get a load temp similar to your current one (if you mind some sort...
by NetTechie
Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8094

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

Well, I did a bit more research, and it appears that the LGA 2011 wouldn't be needed as I could use the x1 slots with a x1 slot converter to x16 low profile from StarTech. Looks like the LGA 2011 uses an outdated chipset, which wouldn't be ideal. I use the FirePro's to power monitors, this system is...
by NetTechie
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does the i7 4820K run hot?
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

Re: Does the i7 4820K run hot?

The multi-view series are very low wattage, though, so they don't generate the heat a 7970 does for example.
by NetTechie
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does the i7 4820K run hot?
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

Re: Does the i7 4820K run hot?

The firepros are passive.
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8094

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

Ok, here is a list of how I would do it: Slot 1: HD 7970 Slot 2: blocked by above card Slot 3: FirePro graphics card Slot 4: FirePro graphics card Slot 5: empty, so as to maintain x16 on Slot 1 (assuming it requires this?) Slot 6: FirePro graphics card Slot 7: Sound card All slots used. I'd put one ...
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does the i7 4820K run hot?
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

Does the i7 4820K run hot?

I noticed it's 130W, as compared with the 4770K Haswell which is 84W. Think I can silence it? Maybe I'd have to try to underclock it...
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8094

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

Hmm, I have one true x16 card and the rest would be other cards. So it should work ok.
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8094

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

Abula wrote:Why do you need so many 16x?
I have a lot of cards.
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8094

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

Ok, did some homework on motherboards, looks like I'd have to get the LGA2011 to get what I need. How are these i7 4820K Ivy Bridge on heat?

Edit: crap, looks like this thing wont fit the FT02 case. It's XL-ATX.

http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Big-Bang-X ... div=Detail
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: External fan controller that adjusts fans based on temps?
Replies: 15
Views: 4167

Re: External fan controller that adjusts fans based on temps

What I'd really like is if it monitored the motherboard's temp sensors, and used that data to adjust the fans. I don't know if I would know how to mount a temp sensor on a cpu. I guess you could stick it to the side of the heatsink.
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?
Replies: 19
Views: 5591

Re: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?

I thought you didn't trust watercooling? Lately I decided it was a risk not worth taking, so that is another reason to switch to a heatsink. When I got it they misinformed me about them at the store, claiming that they wouldn't fry the motherboard if they leaked because they said they use a "non co...
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?
Replies: 19
Views: 5591

Re: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?

thierry. wrote:Did you say what games you play?
I didn't mention them, Call of Duty Ghosts and Battlefield 4 are the two I currently have been playing.
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: External fan controller that adjusts fans based on temps?
Replies: 15
Views: 4167

Re: External fan controller that adjusts fans based on temps

Looks like it has one turn on and turn off temp, around 30c. You do need some external probes to measure temps the way you like, do you know that? I wish they had something that worked on software, and could read the motherboard CPU temp, and adjust the fans based on it, as an external device from ...
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?
Replies: 19
Views: 5591

Re: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?

Actually, surprisingly the cooler I am using is a Corsair H60 self-contained water cooler, which hits 60c and above as soon as I load up a game. I am not using the included fan though, I'm using two 70cfm fans in push-pull, and are a lot less noisy. It could partly be room temps involved, as the roo...
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan controls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12565

Re: Gigabyte fan controls?

Hmm, probably true that they don't figure the case fans to use as much power. Good point. The PWM fans I saw that were 180mm are made by Phobya. They may cool as well, which makes the second option more attractive, using the Sunbeam device with it's PWM to voltage converter. As added to my previous...
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan controls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12565

Re: Gigabyte fan controls?

Hmm, probably true that they don't figure the case fans to use as much power. Good point. The PWM fans I saw that were 180mm are made by Phobya. They may not cool as well, which makes the second option more attractive, using the Sunbeam device with it's PWM to voltage converter to use the Silverston...
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?
Replies: 19
Views: 5591

Re: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?

I have definitely considered that. I've never underclocked before though. Kind of new to it. But if an Intel i7 can run at higher temps while staying stable, the AMD isn't so much a hot processor as a badly designed one, that can't tolerate heat. It might be worth the upgrade to get rid of the bad d...
by NetTechie
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?
Replies: 19
Views: 5591

Re: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?

Well, most of my work doesn't ever stress the processor enough to heat it above say 32c.

Only time it gets hot is gaming, and that's where I have problems, it gets very hot and unstable, so I have to increase the noise.
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: External fan controller that adjusts fans based on temps?
Replies: 15
Views: 4167

Re: External fan controller that adjusts fans based on temps

Looks like it has one turn on and turn off temp, around 30c.