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by LBadvance
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: lian li PC-C36 & PC-C37 slim matx desktop case
Replies: 12
Views: 12372

The ports for the USB and headphones should be put to the side. it totally breaks the front.
by LBadvance
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Computex '08: Asus Eee stuff & Xonar HDAV1.3 a/v card
Replies: 11
Views: 10694

I have always been interested in low power, small and portable machines. I have been keeping my eye on the eee pc craze. I still feel with its new 10" screen its more of a play toy/ learning tool than a road workhorse. If I were you MikeC, I would just get a business UMPC. I have a Dell Latitude X1 ...
by LBadvance
Tue May 27, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: White Noise?
Replies: 12
Views: 4200

In-ear headphones work the best to block out all external noise. Its like an ear-plug with speakers.
by LBadvance
Sun May 18, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: No fans
Replies: 28
Views: 10387

running fanless is pointless. In my HTPC I only have one 120mm fan at 750RPM running and everything is cool. CPU gets to 40 degrees under load, HDD at 30s. Room temp 20 degrees.

As a comparison, when I tried fanless. CPU 50+, HDD 40+.
by LBadvance
Sat May 17, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Singing and Ringing fanless PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

I find that putting the computer on standby solves the problem. I guess that extra 1W used to keep the ram alive is enough load for the PSU.
by LBadvance
Thu May 15, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Singing and Ringing fanless PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Singing and Ringing fanless PSU

I have the mcubed EF16 fanless psu The PSU is cool and silent during usage (when there is load), but when the load is low, the singing from the inductors is really loud. So loud that I can hear it 4-5M away from it. So what happens is when I turn it off it gets louder then when it is on! (this is a ...
by LBadvance
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Near PSU Rated Wattage?
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Just checked the system logs, it seems to be the driver for the sata card dying O:. (and the HDD connected to the card fails) What's going on here, both the Sata cards are the same brand and model. It seems to only fail when there is a lot of disk usage. E.g. Download to one HDD, extract on another ...
by LBadvance
Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Near PSU Rated Wattage?
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Near PSU Rated Wattage?

My server PC has the following. 1x Seagate 80GB 2x Seagate 300GB 3x Seagate 500GB 1x Western Digital GP 1TB P4 Northwood 2.4Ghz Some Via chipset mobo Radeon 9250SE 2x 512Mb Ram 2x 2 port Sata Card 1x Audigy 2 ZS 3x 120mm fans All running on a Seasonic 380W PSU. Everything was fine with w/o the one a...
by LBadvance
Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building an OSX compatible workstation
Replies: 14
Views: 4300

I'm pretty sure running macosx on non-mac hardware is illegal.
by LBadvance
Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Thermalright city + intense sound damping
Replies: 39
Views: 22876

I don't think you have enough heatsinks. :shock:
by LBadvance
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard for HTPC
Replies: 13
Views: 3869

dinovo edge here too.

Very nice keyboard.
by LBadvance
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power, low noise HD HTPC (hopefully low cost)
Replies: 38
Views: 19467

Its the internets, where girls are guys and guys are guys and old men are teenage girls. :o

I should recieve my 120mm Yate Loons this weekend, thinking of a negative pressue design.
by LBadvance
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power, low noise HD HTPC (hopefully low cost)
Replies: 38
Views: 19467

Case: Silverstone LC02 (Silver) PSU: Stock (for now) CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 BE 2350 2.1Ghz Mobo: Asus M2A-VM HDMI uATX Ram: aXeRAM DDR2-800 2GB HDD: Seagate Momentus 5400.3 120Gb 2.5" SATA Tuner: Hauppauge Nova S Plus Sorry I don't have any means of measuring the power consumption. From mimwdv. "OK, ...
by LBadvance
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power, low noise HD HTPC (hopefully low cost)
Replies: 38
Views: 19467

Wow that is a lot of money! Maybe I should keep the stock psu and do mods to it. Hmm decisions decisions.

I'm now waiting for the fans to be put it. I ordered some 120mm fans. I think i can two in it. I'll see.
by LBadvance
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power, low noise HD HTPC (hopefully low cost)
Replies: 38
Views: 19467

Due to some setbacks (motherboard dying on me and had to wait half a month for a replacement) this project is back on track.

How much did the picopsu cost you in total (incl. shipping)?
by LBadvance
Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Results from the 45nm HTPC upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 3919

Your TV has overscan. Looks like a Sony S -series?
by LBadvance
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Always get a good laugh
Replies: 13
Views: 5499

silence is relative. In this case to his last PC.
by LBadvance
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermaltake SwordM.....design dept. let loose.
Replies: 27
Views: 7495

appleases the boyracer crowds

"I got hydralics in my pc, yo"
by LBadvance
Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Micro Fusion 350 - almost here?
Replies: 24
Views: 26812

How well does the NT06 with the fan mounted underneath it (blowing up) compared to say the stock AM2 cooler (the one with no heatpipes)
by LBadvance
Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Maximum Ducting.. Sparkle Project. Phase two.
Replies: 42
Views: 15379

Always loved your thinking outside of the box ideas, Bluefront.
by LBadvance
Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best case ever Gigabyte 3D Aurora? Not many agree!
Replies: 46
Views: 10545

Re: Best case ever Gigabyte 3D Aurora? Not many agree!

JaYp146 wrote: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ;)
Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder ;) Those 2 cases are fugly, fridge like P182 all the way :D
by LBadvance
Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" Head Parking Click.
Replies: 1
Views: 1052

Searching reveals HDPARM is needed. I'll post back results.
by LBadvance
Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" Head Parking Click.
Replies: 1
Views: 1052

2.5" Head Parking Click.

I have the 2.5" Seagate Momentus 5300.3 SATA drive. Its inaudiable in idle mode. Seek is relatively soft. But the head parking click is very distinct. I know this feature is used in 2.5" to save power and make the drive more resilent to shocks and bumps. This is used in my HTPC so the head parking f...
by LBadvance
Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power, low noise HD HTPC (hopefully low cost)
Replies: 38
Views: 19467

Got all the parts assmembled and its up and running. It looks almost like yours mimwdv haha. Although i'm using a SATA 2.5" (Seagate momentus 5300.3 SATA, not as quiet as i thought it would be). I'm using the stock PSU, its actually quite quiet for a flexATX psu with a 60mm fan. That's gotta go. It ...
by LBadvance
Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Further Silencing tips, if you please.
Replies: 16
Views: 3053

Exhaust shroud. Since the back is open, all the noise escapes thru it.
by LBadvance
Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power, low noise HD HTPC (hopefully low cost)
Replies: 38
Views: 19467

Really, is there a new bios update for it? The gigabyte board I am refering to is the mATX one. I know the full ATX has OCing features.

Yes, the digital optical port on my reciever is already in use by the xbox360. Is there a expansion bracket or some way to add in coax?
by LBadvance
Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power, low noise HD HTPC (hopefully low cost)
Replies: 38
Views: 19467

I have not finished deciding on some parts of the HTPC so I haven't bought anything yet. (I will buy them all at the same time) I did not know what tuner to buy or remote, as this is very much OS dependant. I wanted to find the OS I wanted first and then buy components to suit. To prevent headaches ...
by LBadvance
Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power, low noise HD HTPC (hopefully low cost)
Replies: 38
Views: 19467

Holidays are here and work will start. Still undecided about what OS I would be using. I'm leaning towards MythTV at the moment.
by LBadvance
Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: PCDesignLab Qmicra v2 SFF System (Made In USA)
Replies: 15
Views: 6284

You should also release a steel version with no mesh front. And pre-applied dampening foam to the cover. Bungee cords to attach hard drives onto. That would perform better in terms of silencing. But then again the market for silence enthusiast is much much smaller than performance enthusaists.
by LBadvance
Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Woohoo... new rig done
Replies: 3
Views: 2503

You forgot one thing. The pictures...