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  • malmon 09-15-2019, 04:27 AM
    (09-14-2019, 10:44 PM)Backlash Wrote: Been thinking about getting one of those ultra-high capacity WD Reds for my current PC. ~$350 for 12TB is something I could save up for, and the benchmarks for SSHDs don't seem all that promising...


    Bear in mind that 12TB is a lot of data to lose should the drive fail for whatever reason, and being a large drive, would be more expensive to use in a redundant array.

    I've not heard great things about SSHDs, though my ex-housemate had one without any trouble. But it kinda is two points of failure in one device.
  • Backlash 09-16-2019, 07:55 PM
    Word of advice: Don't buy Noctua fans for a silent setup. They might technically be whisper-quiet, but the high-pitched fan whine of both my 120mm and 200mm models drove me insane till I figured out the cause. Instead I think I'll try out something from be quiet! once I get my next paycheck.
  • malmon 09-17-2019, 01:15 AM
    (09-16-2019, 07:55 PM)Backlash Wrote: Word of advice: Don't buy Noctua fans for a silent setup. They might technically be whisper-quiet, but the high-pitched fan whine of both my 120mm and 200mm models drove me insane till I figured out the cause. Instead I think I'll try out something from be quiet! once I get my next paycheck.


    That's odd - I've never noticed a high pitched whine from noctua fans!
  • Loko 09-17-2019, 06:47 AM
    (09-16-2019, 07:55 PM)Backlash Wrote: Word of advice: Don't buy Noctua fans for a silent setup. They might technically be whisper-quiet, but the high-pitched fan whine of both my 120mm and 200mm models drove me insane till I figured out the cause. Instead I think I'll try out something from be quiet! once I get my next paycheck.

    Honestly, I think Noctua fans are kind of ugly anyway, the default color.
  • malmon 09-17-2019, 08:23 AM
    (09-17-2019, 06:47 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (09-16-2019, 07:55 PM)Backlash Wrote: Word of advice: Don't buy Noctua fans for a silent setup. They might technically be whisper-quiet, but the high-pitched fan whine of both my 120mm and 200mm models drove me insane till I figured out the cause. Instead I think I'll try out something from be quiet! once I get my next paycheck.

    Honestly, I think Noctua fans are kind of ugly anyway, the default color.


    Function > form!
  • Backlash 09-17-2019, 05:19 PM
    Alright... So after an hour of troubleshooting, and a ton of Google searches, I managed to figure out that Noctua's provided screws simply don't play well with the HAF XB EVO. Given that installation using rubber plugs would require a complete teardown of the system, I reckon I'll install the back fan once I get a new CPU cooler.

    As for the 200-mil up top, it's quieter at full blast than my stock Wraith Prism cooler is at idle. Good stuff, well worth the ~$30 I paid for it.


    (09-17-2019, 08:23 AM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-17-2019, 06:47 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (09-16-2019, 07:55 PM)Backlash Wrote: Word of advice: Don't buy Noctua fans for a silent setup. They might technically be whisper-quiet, but the high-pitched fan whine of both my 120mm and 200mm models drove me insane till I figured out the cause. Instead I think I'll try out something from be quiet! once I get my next paycheck.

    Honestly, I think Noctua fans are kind of ugly anyway, the default color.


    Function > form!


    I meaan... There comes a point when you oughta concern yourself with form. For me, that's when your case fans harmonize perfectly with a restaurant chocolate milkshake. ^_^'
  • All in One 09-17-2019, 06:12 PM
    (09-17-2019, 05:19 PM)Backlash Wrote: Alright... So after an hour of troubleshooting, and a ton of Google searches, I managed to figure out that Noctua's provided screws simply don't play well with the HAF XB EVO. Given that installation using rubber plugs would require a complete teardown of the system, I reckon I'll install the back fan once I get a new CPU cooler.

    As for the 200-mil up top, it's quieter at full blast than my stock Wraith Prism cooler is at idle. Good stuff, well worth the ~$30 I paid for it.


    (09-17-2019, 08:23 AM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-17-2019, 06:47 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (09-16-2019, 07:55 PM)Backlash Wrote: Word of advice: Don't buy Noctua fans for a silent setup. They might technically be whisper-quiet, but the high-pitched fan whine of both my 120mm and 200mm models drove me insane till I figured out the cause. Instead I think I'll try out something from be quiet! once I get my next paycheck.

    Honestly, I think Noctua fans are kind of ugly anyway, the default color.


    Function > form!


    I meaan... There comes a point when you oughta concern yourself with form. For me, that's when your case fans harmonize perfectly with a restaurant chocolate milkshake. ^_^'



    Eh, interior modules can be whatever since they're going to be out of my sight for 90% or more of the time. I guess it's different if your case has a large window and an elaborate RGB setup though I've never really understood the point of having the latter.

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