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by Cros
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power system with onboad DVI/GbLAN
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

The Biostar A760G M2+ doesn't seem to be available in Sweden, any other recommendations?
by Cros
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power system with onboad DVI/GbLAN
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

In addition to motherboard, what CPU of the today available flora is the most energy efficient? So, what combo of MB + CPU would you recommend for a low power system?
by Cros
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power system with onboad DVI/GbLAN
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Low power system with onboad DVI/GbLAN

Hi!

I want to build a small home server that I want to be low power since it's gonna be on 'round the clock. What chipset is the best for this these days? I'm thinking I want to go with a mATX-motherboard with onboard GPU, GbLAN, and DVI is a requirement. Any suggestions?
by Cros
Mon Jun 13, 2005 3:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 182914

Has anyone else had problems using the two front USB-ports? On my case it seems as if the USB ports are too far inside the front bezel to be of any use. Both the devices I have tried to plu in (mp3-player and digital camera) have been unable to get full contact and get kind of twisted sideways becau...
by Cros
Sat May 21, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 182914

Don't know if this has been posted, but it could warrant an update of the review. I just got my 3000b yesterday, and on it Antec has updated the front fan mount and added standard holes where the plastic fan mount is mounted. So now you can acctually mount any standard 120mm fan without having to dr...
by Cros
Thu May 19, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital drives: Raptor 74 & Caviar SE 250
Replies: 64
Views: 48570

Yet another very interesting article. Good reading.

Thanks again for a great site.
by Cros
Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Software for controlling SMART features?
Replies: 6
Views: 1921

Thanks for the answers people. I guess it might be what you describe here Tibors, or it could be some Windows services accessing the drive. Anyway, you guys have convinced me it's not the SMART system after all, so I guess I'll have to deal with this annoyance in some other way :lol:

Cheers!
by Cros
Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Software for controlling SMART features?
Replies: 6
Views: 1921

Thanks for answering. What initialy led me to believe it might be the SMART software was this thread and this comment in particular: I suspect you're hearing the SMART disk testing routine that occurs at regular intervals. This is unrelated to I/O transfers to the operating system so no light showin...
by Cros
Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Software for controlling SMART features?
Replies: 6
Views: 1921

Software for controlling SMART features?

Hi! I have a question about the SMART features of my HDs. I have two Seagate Barracudas (one 40GB IV, and one 160GB .7) in my compy, and I'm starting to get very annoyed at the fact that it seems that almost always one or the other is doing some form of check-up, probably related to SMART, making a ...
by Cros
Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK3000B, Phantom and negative airpressure?
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

Thanks for reaplying! Maybe I wasn't clear enough: My first plan is to have both of the fans blowing out of the case, i.e. the front fan would be sucking warm air from the system across the HDs and out of the case, increasing the negative pressure of the case (I think I'm using negative pressure cor...
by Cros
Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK3000B, Phantom and negative airpressure?
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

SLK3000B, Phantom and negative airpressure?

Hi! I am considering buying a SLK3000B case to complement my system. In this system I would have my Antec Phantom. I am one of the people who already has had one Phantom die on them, so as you can understand I'm a bit wary of not having enough airflow around the Phantom. My plan for the case is to h...
by Cros
Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 263858

Have had my replacement unit for quite some time now, and it works great, no complaints about it at all.
by Cros
Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A question or two about the Phantom 350
Replies: 19
Views: 4939

I am one of the people who reported a broken Phantom in the poll thread. I've since gotten my replacement and it works like a charm. Putting my ear to it I can hear some coil humming, but it's very very low noise, so nothing to be worried about. As for increased ventilation: the phantom seems to be ...
by Cros
Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP-90 review
Replies: 75
Views: 71254

Was looking at this page: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article_index.php#cooling and clicked on the link for the XP-90 review but got the wrong article. It's linking to the Coolermaster Ultra Vortex HSF review (article 192) instead of the XP-90 one (article 194).
by Cros
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 263858

Mr. Richards got back to me as well. In a very polite e-mail he appologizes for the bad unit and wishes to reimburse me for my troubles. Grade A service that you can only applaud. Antec is really showing their colors in this matter. :D
by Cros
Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:02 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 263858

I can only agree with ryogajyc: my reason for buying the phantom was the review on this site, and since I too am a newbie in the field of silent computing I haven't really had any good reasons to post before this. But since you [MikeC] posted about this problem in the original review thread and then...
by Cros
Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 263858

I must chime in here and state that OTP can have nothing to do with my phantom not running, since it had been turned off for an entire night and still wouldn't start... and it was not even luke warm when it failed.
by Cros
Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 263858

*LAST EDIT*: Have got a replacement unit which has been running in my computer for quite some time now. Works great and no complaints about it. Mine died after 21 days. After 20 days it shut down the computer, but was able to restart, on the 21st day it failed again and wouldn't restart, blue light...
by Cros
Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: I hold this community responsible! ;-)
Replies: 18
Views: 7875

Nice rig there peterson :D
by Cros
Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 320224

A preview with some nice pictures: http://www.thetechlounge.com/article.php?directory=ces_05_antec&page=5 A question: with that duct covering the cpu won't it be kind of har to combine this case with a HS like the Zalman CNPS6000-Cu that has a separate fan, or can the Zalman fan be installed in the ...
by Cros
Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 320224

I so want one of these, please tell me there's gonna be a retailer in Sweden that will have them in stock.
by Cros
Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: LeadTek A400 GT + AC NV Silencer 5?
Replies: 10
Views: 2973

Thanks for the answers, and yeah, am a swede too :D
by Cros
Sat Jan 15, 2005 5:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: LeadTek A400 GT + AC NV Silencer 5?
Replies: 10
Views: 2973

Aah, thanks for the response. Just a follow up: did you find it hard removing the old heatsink and did you need any special tools. I really don't have an extensive toolbox :lol:
by Cros
Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: LeadTek A400 GT + AC NV Silencer 5?
Replies: 10
Views: 2973

LeadTek A400 GT + AC NV Silencer 5?

Has anyone tried this combination and could share their experiences? I have just recently bought this VGA card and was wondering about ease of removing the bundled heat sink and ease of applying the NV 5 to the card. Did you use a fan controller (like fanmate) and what is your temperature like now? ...