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by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?
Replies: 19
Views: 5595

Re: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?

I've never tried running stress tests on it, but I know games lock up around 65c. Wonder if the games would lock up on the Intel processor at those temps too? It would be worth the switch if the Intel is able to run games at 80c and remain stable.
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan controls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12566

Re: Gigabyte fan controls?

Ok... so I've thought up a possible way to do this. Since the PWM control is only on the CPU_FAN header, I would use that to control the three 180mm fans, drawing on the PWM signal to control the fans, and letting the fans get their power from the power supply - thus staying under 1.5 amps. There ar...
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan controls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12566

Re: Gigabyte fan controls?

I'm considering it, and I'll definitely check the MSI and AsRock offerings for six x16 slots if I switch.

The thing attracting me to Intel is that they might be more stable at higher temps, letting me run it more silently.
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan controls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12566

Re: Gigabyte fan controls?

MSI does not make an AMD board with six PCI-E x16 slots. I checked AsRock, doesn't look they make one either. This Gigabyte board is rather unique in that regard.
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?
Replies: 19
Views: 5595

Re: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?

So the i7's can tolerate 80c and not cause lockups? I've experienced my lockups while gaming.
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan controls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12566

Re: Gigabyte fan controls?

Can the SYS_FAN1 header be used in PWM mode on this board, in addition to it's voltage mode? It has four pins... Edit: I found this in a post somewhere, whether it is accurate I don't know: The other thing to bear in mind with gigabyte mothebroards is that the fourth pin on the SYS_Fan1 connector do...
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: External fan controller that adjusts fans based on temps?
Replies: 15
Views: 4167

External fan controller that adjusts fans based on temps?

Is there such? Something that would throttle down the fans when the temps were low, and up them automatically when the temps began to rise? Like the motherboard controls, except an external device?
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?
Replies: 19
Views: 5595

Re: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?

Really? I might find the i7's run as hot as the FX-8350 under full load? No advantage to switch then, my problem is under full load gaming the AMD gets hot. But at idle it runs cool enough to be silent. I was hoping to quiet it down under load, but maybe that's not what would happen! How stable is a...
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan controls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12566

Re: Gigabyte fan controls?

Two controllable headers. That should be ok, one for the case fans, one for the cpu fan. I'd have to split the headers three ways for the case fans though, as my case is going to be the Silverstone FT02. Might not be a wise idea to run three 180mm fans off of one header. Wonder what would happen if ...
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan controls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12566

Re: Gigabyte fan controls?

What headers does speedfan let you control? All of them? Looks like the UD3 has the same three headers as the UD7.
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan controls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12566

Re: Gigabyte fan controls?

http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/121/tech_20041125_px_et5.htm Looks like it has something called Smart-Fan for cpu fan speeds. No mention of any other fan speed controls there (like case fan). Wonder what speedfan can control? The board is not listed on their site as compatible. The list could be o...
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Switch to Intel for heat reasons?
Replies: 19
Views: 5595

Switch to Intel for heat reasons?

I've got a FX-8350 AMD processor, and a motherboard I plan to replace for one with more slots. If I replace the motherboard I could sell the AMD processor on eBay and get an Intel setup since they run cooler. Think it's worth it?
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8095

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

Interesting, good to know. I think I'd be ok with a K processor then.
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte fan controls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12566

Gigabyte fan controls?

I'm wondering if the Gigabyte boards have onboard fan controls. The board I'm looking at is this one: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4658#ov Would speedfan control them? I didn't see any software bundled for fan control. The board has three headers: CPU_FAN, SYS_FAN1, and PWR_...
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8095

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

Any drawbacks to it, aside from the the price? They only have the K versions in stock at the local store, I just checked.
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8095

Re: Crash course in Intel processors?

What is the difference with the K version? I see it's more expensive... what does it do? The K has a lot more reviews on Newegg.

My graphics card is a Radeon 7970.
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crash course in Intel processors?
Replies: 24
Views: 8095

Crash course in Intel processors?

I looked around at them, I'm thinking of converting to Intel, and boy there are a lot of options. What's the difference? I see i5's and i7's are quad core, so same number of cores, just lower cache memory. Is that their main difference? Big price increase for a little bit more cache on the i7's. I'v...
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11309

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

What is it you want to achieve? Maximum cooling? Maximum quietness? Maximum quietness. For maximum cooling, there are hundreds of websites out there testing this. You'll probably end up with an AIO watercooler. Leaks haven't really been an issue since PC watercooling got out of it's duct-tapey infa...
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11309

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

Looks like the tight fit on the first pci slot on Noctua NH-D14 is a risk. I'm thinking I'll replace my motherboard with a board using all the slots (I can't fit a sound card on my current board). If I do this, I'm gonna have to mess with the Noctua to get it to fit with that first pci slot. It's so...
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11309

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

Ok, so due to the Silver Arrow SB-E blocking the first expansion slot, I think the Noctua NH-D14 is a safer investment, as I may upgrade my motherboard and when I do, the next one might use the first expansion slot. Edit: Ikes! Talk about a tight fit: http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/9618/imag0010...
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11309

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

It looks like the Silver Arrow SB-E will fit with my high profile ram, as long as I move the fan to the back of the heatsink and have them both pulling instead of a fan pushing on the front. It includes holes for a fan at the back, so it should be easy to just move the fan. Kind of like pictured her...
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silver Arrow versus SB-E version?
Replies: 1
Views: 929

Re: Silver Arrow versus Extreme version?

Looks like it outdid the Nactua, in a passive test. http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/thermalright_silver_arrow_sb_e_extreme_review,10.html Even though it's the extreme version being reviewed, as far as I know it's the fans that change over the SB-E version. So basically it outperforms the Nactua...
by NetTechie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silver Arrow versus SB-E version?
Replies: 1
Views: 929

Silver Arrow versus SB-E version?

Anyone have feedback on the SB-E version, it looks like it has a lot more heat pipes. Does it work better? There is no review of it on SPCR.
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11309

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

Well, now that I feel freed up to use one of the NH-D14's instead, with the ram coolers replaced, I still think having a big heatsink like the HR-22 would work better. It's so huge... it's gotta work better! lol. Especially if I can fit two fans on it.
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11309

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

I do believe I can fit two fans on the HR-22, in a FT02 case. There is a lot of room, at the top of the case above the edge of the motherboard. I'm a fan of push-pull, it seems to be a good system. I think if I have to remove the exhaust fan to make it fit, I will. Let the air leave the case passive...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11309

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

Thanks for your input. I think the Thermalright HR-22 would outperform the Nactua NH-U14S, at low fan speeds. I hope the HR-22 fits with my ram, it looks like it should. If it blocks one ram slot that's okay though, as I'm only using two sticks. I would have liked to try a Nactua NH-D14, but I'm pre...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone tried the Phobya 180mm vibration dampeners?
Replies: 0
Views: 1453

Anyone tried the Phobya 180mm vibration dampeners?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Phobya-180-x-180-x-7mm-Anti-Vibration-Shroud-and-Decoupler-/400386156544?_trksid=p2054897.l4275 Looks like they come from the UK. Anyone tried these? Seems like they'd help silence 180mm fans considerably. My case is a Silverstone FT02... maybe there is a simpler way to decou...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone know about Akasa fans?
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Anyone know about Akasa fans?

Looks like they make a blue LED 180mm fan that might fit nicely in my case. But are they quiet? http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11768/fan-765/Akasa_180mm_x_25mm_Ultra_Quiet_Blue_LED_Fan_5186_CFM_15_dBA_AK-F1825SM-CB.html#blank I'm going to turn them down with motherboard controls, so it's more a q...
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?
Replies: 32
Views: 11309

Re: Best Heatsink, cost not a consideration?

That thing looks cool! Doesn't look like it has a way to mount fans though. Might overheat my processor while gaming.
by NetTechie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-22, how to mount a second fan?
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Re: Thermalright HR-22, how to mount a second fan?

Now just a warning, the HR22 is a very big heatsink, that will go almost to the back of your case [...] I think it wont, the Silverstone FT02 has a large space between the back of the motherboard where the connections are, and the back of the case where the case fan is. This is due to the fact that...