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  1. I am trying to make my pc as quiet as possible, Has anyone used dynamat on the interior of their computer to quiet it down a bit?
  2. Update. Moved my storage drive to the top mounting position which opens up room for a 120mm fan in front. I need to get a bracket 3d Printed for the fan to mount to, but once done, it's a great way to get some extra air into the case to cool everything down. I have the 2 sata ssd and the storage drives mounted in the top mounts now, and the system nvme is on board. Some tidying of the wires did wonders inside the case as well.
  3. What I mean by that is, a cheaper "slower" SSD will not be noticed for 99 percent of things we do on computers as creatives. Only if I am transferring 100 gb or more at once will I save a few seconds. Not worth the extra expense of going to a super expensive SSD.
  4. Are there any aftermarket air coolers that are quiet for my rtx 2070 super? I have noctua cooler and fans throughout my XPS 8940 case but want to swap out the cooler / fans on my V.C. to make sure they are silent too.
  5. I am just starting to get used to it. It's an awesome powerful program. Once I get my new camera (canon XC10) I am buying the professional version so I can take advantage of the many file types from the camera. I have done alot of research and found out, for my use, blazing fast SSD's will not really make my computers faster. I am going to find a cheaper 4tb main drive for both my machines (I have a new dell 5406 with 11th gen i7, 64gb of ram and installing a 4tb ssd in it). and use kingston sata for everything else.
  6. Ok, so a few updates. I have a 480gb and a 980gb kingston SSD for project and cache drives for resolve. That should speed things up a bit. I am working on ram solutions and faster SSD for OS/Programs.
  7. I will be using a canon XC10 video camera for some jobs and the free version does not work with the files from that camera but the studio version does. The other thing you can use the control panels Devinci sells.
  8. Well, I purchased a new computer to setup as a video/photo/creative workstation. I got a dell xps 8940. It's equipped with a 10700 i7, 16gb of ram, a 512gb nvme ssd, 1tb HDD and rtx 2070 8gb video card. I am going to be upgrading a bunch of things in this in the coming weeks. 128gb of ram, 4tb sabrent SSD with heatsink, 2 512gb NVME drives in a pcie card, a firewire pcie card a 14tb HDD for storage, a 2tb sata drive for scratch drive for resolve, noctua 9s cpu cooler, 92mm fan and 40mm fan, kyronaut paste, and 5 14tb drives for my NAS server and off site backup. Gonna be fun!
  9. I second this! Reslove, it's free. I am buying the studio version as I need some extra features the studio version provides.
  10. The change of the PSU fan is to move more are with the same DB. Noctua small fans are quiet and very efficient. Therefore, changing out that fan with a noctua will cool the psu better and keep it quiet. They have fans with the same pin configuration for the dell 500w psu.
  11. Dell C/S is about as helpful as a piece of wet toilet paper. They claim there is only one cooler for the machine. Noctua it is. I will be ordering it next week along with 2 fans for the case and PSU.
  12. I will see what I can come up with. I am going to try to get dell to supply me with their heatpipe cooler for no charge since I thought it came with my system with 500w PSU. See what happens, if not Noctua all the way.
  13. It's the i7 10700. The Noctua actually bolts to the dell's chasis like the stock cooler. If you do some googlefu, you can see the K series has a nice heatpipe cooler that would suffice, but with the i7 non k verison I get this little crappy cooler. The noctua is only 15 dollars more expensive than the dell heatpipe cooler and will do a better job.
  14. I am not unhappy with my machine, It's the CPU cooler is LOUD when being worked. that's all. The fan is a tiny fan on a small cooler. Once changed to an acceptable cooler, it will be quiet. It's not a big deal. Anyways, I was asking about coolers not about returning or changing my cases.
  15. I won't be changing cases, nor leaving the side off. I am just trying to lower the noise of the stock fans and lower temps a bit. The noctua fans will suffice no problem for what I am looking to do.
  16. I will pull the side off and see. What sucks is that I found 2 brand new 120mm arctic cooling pwm fans in my shop I forgot I had. They look great. I guess I will sell both of those and buy the new noctua case can and PSU fan. Quiet is good!
  17. I have decided to go with the Noctua. is the case fan in this machine a 92 or 120mm? I am going to replace that one too. I don't think there is a front fan in it.
  18. I was being told that because my CPU in my laptop reaches high temps because of little cooling availability that Kryonaut would work great for a week or two, and then "dry out" and lose it's efficiency, where as MX4 would be more stable. I don't know because the last paste I used was AS-1 in 2003
  19. I have been talking to a couple of people I know, they said that kryonaut is not the best paste to use. MX4 lasts longer at the cost of a degree or two higher temps. It still works great compared to stock. I am going to order a tube of MX4 and repaste both my notebooks, and desktop once I get the new cooler. I think it will make a difference on both notebooks and desktop. I will report back after I get them all done and test out my notebook again with another HD video rip!
  20. Backstory, I was editing a video on my dell 6358 2 in 1. It was about a 3 min long 1080 when I completed it. Most of the time, the fans were louder than they have ever been while I was working on the project. This was one of the main reasons I bought my new desktop. The other, is if I wanted to do any 4k editing it would not even do it. I am wondering, where we are on the road working alot and I want to create a video to put up for our blog, or some other client, would repasting with Kryonaut help out the temps on my system? Maybe take a bit of stress off the machine.
  21. I am going to buy a dell heat pipe cooler for it. I just found out you can buy them for cheap. It's almost as good as the expensive coolers, compared to the pancake that's on it now.
  22. I would rather upgrade the CPU cooler and fan to a low noise unit where I get much better cooling and decreasing noise as well. The case fan is a 92mm as far as I know, not an 80mm.
  23. I have ordered a new XPS 8940 desktop for my business, and I ordered it without the "k" version of the CPU. I have read that I am going to get the little chintzy cpu cooler. A pancake style with a little fan on top. Pretty well this thing goes to 100deg on the drop of a dime. I am looking for a good, inexpensive compact air cooler for my cpu. Any suggestions?
  24. Correct, I am a photographer, videographer, and a marketing specialist for my area. I am just getting set up so not having to shell out a boat load of money at once for a new capable computer is great. I have to purchase a drone, 3d camera and some other software as well. So the money I am saving right now can be put towards them and then after a few months of getting some jobs I can pay off the computer before the no interest period is up. I also have some other media projects I am working on as well. I am creating a documentary series for TV regarding a local first nations people who are now extinct. It's a very tragic and interesting story and I think it will sell to a network TV channel. That will be all shot and edited in 4k.
  25. It's not free, It's bought through my new business. I could not wait to gather up the pieces of the original build. This gives me a system I can use and pay off over twelve months with no interest, and have it now. I have some things to add when I get the machine but at least I can work with files and programs as needed without my laptop having the fits trying to accomplish a simple HD video edit using windows photos. I cannot image trying to do the same via Resolve 17. The laptop would cook.
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