So you make a claim that a certain type of fan is better even when being used as a case fan (not the intended application). I ask you for the data to back up that claim. Of course tou don't have any. But say instead I have to come up with data to prove you wrong? I don't think so. That's...
I don't really see how this is so much Apple's fault. Pegatron offered them lower prices than Foxconn. Apple went with the lowest cost supplier they felt was competent. Turns out Pegatron is working their employees to the bone.
And you have data to back that up? None of the cases I've bought in the last 5 years have restrictive grills. Exhaust fans don't even have filters. A fan that works well on a radiator or heatsink generally have higher static pressure. I haven't seen a single shred of data that higher static...
If you want a case fan, the through the rad data doesn't seem like it's the best data set to be examining. I'd rather see the same sort of data running free air, or through a much less restrictive obstacle.
Isn't that what PWM controlled fans are for? The fans are controlled by the motherboard based on temps.
FWIW, good fans are a niche product and are priced accordingly. It seems like we're not using the same definition of good though. You seem to be after high CFM. Most people these days are...
The die hard quiet cooling crowd think the Redux 140mm version is better than the newer A model.
I found a Prolimatech Blue Vortex 140mm to be the best case fan for one of the spots in my HTPC blowing across the GPU. After adjusting each fan's RPM to the threshold of audibility it outperformed...
Well, you don't have to put a fan in every spot. You can leave some of them open. Are you having problems with the thermals of components in the case? I'd be tempted to put the 1 or 2 in the front, one in the top blowing out and leaving the rest open.
Don't fight physics. Heat rises. Don't try to blow cold air down. I have an inverted ATX case (Corsair 600Q) so the graphics card doesn't heat the CPU. A front 140mm fan blows right across the graphics card pushing the heat out the back of the case.
Best at what? Are you pulling air through a filter or some other sort of restriction? Do you need PWM control?
I've been trying to find high airflow and quiet 140mm case fans myself for my HTPC in a Corsair 600Q. I'm planning to test and compare 140mm BeQuiet Silent Wings 2, 140mm...
You can use Speedfan to monitor the GPU temperature and control the PWM value of your case fans plugged into the motherboard based on GPU temperature. Otherwise you could use inline resistor adapters to slow the case fans down so the PWM range the Asus card lets you utilize are useful.
Yes, the software is pretty crappy. It mostly works for what I needed out of it though. I wish I could set the GPU fan speed below 39% though. You can have 0%, and 39-100%. Of course the fans on my GTX 1080 Strix become audible in the very low 40's. :confused:
That's no fun. :p I have 3-5 profiles for several of the categories. They're primarily sorted by resolution and frame rate. Basically, one for DVD res, one for 720p, and one 1080p. I treat 24p and 60p differently in some cases.
Some people on doom9 have like 10+ profiles.
Because it was a launch thing so there were some 4GB cards available. They're not going to put 8GB of RAM on them indefinitely. They probably aren't doing that any more. The odds of getting a 4GB AIB card that really has 8GB on it is probably 0.
Well, I ordered it. I don't have it yet. I'm currently using a R9 380. I want more graphics processing power for madVR.
AFAIK, the encoding is mostly for streaming your gaming. It's not very high quality for the bitrate, or at least hasn't been to date.
I think it's an OEM only card. I'm not really sure. I made an mild attempt to find one before and came up empty.
I guess it all comes down to what you're using the HTPC for. I just ordered up a GTX 1080 for mine and I don't play games. :ROFLMAO:
In your case, I'd suggest waiting for reviews...
Which benchmarks are you referring to? AFAIK, all the initial cards with 4GB of RAM really had 8GB and were flashed with a special BIOS to limit them to 4GB. Which means they all had the faster 8GHz RAM, which isn't what the AIB 4GB cards will have.
What factory in the US? It's hard to close something they never had.
That's going to be a problem for you considering Panasonic no longer sells TVs in the US (assuming you live in the US).
They don't make anything in Mexico. They assemble TVs in Mexico. The LCD panels / modules are made in...
Well, the RX480 is apparently a turkey at madVR. It's no more powerful than a GTX 1060 despite having 50% more FLOPS. It's ~ 20% faster than a GTX 970 in madVR. But so is the GTX 1060. :confused:
Prior generation cards seemed to pretty closely follow FLOPS. Like the GTX 960 was about 10%...