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by moritz
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Transplanting my SG05 system into a BitFenix Prodigy
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

Re: Transplanting my SG05 system into a BitFenix Prodigy

I got a generic 14cm fan for the front from a local store for the front. I think it's supposedly (only) 800rpm@12V, but even undervolted to 7V it's still audible. I'm pretty sure the fan is crap (it was just what they had there), I'll get a replacement sometime soon. Don't know which model or even w...
by moritz
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Transplanting my SG05 system into a BitFenix Prodigy
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

Re: Transplanting my SG05 system into a BitFenix Prodigy

If anybody is interested how this turned out: after getting a slight electrical shock from touching the case, I ordered replacement components. (The HDMI connector to the projector also made little sparks when touching the case. Apparently that sometimes happens when the devices are plugged in diffe...
by moritz
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Transplanting my SG05 system into a BitFenix Prodigy
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

Re: Transplanting my SG05 system into a BitFenix Prodigy

It's a big mess. I like the case, and I'll probably reuse for a home server/NAS thing at some point (maybe transplanting the current mainboard+CPU back ). But it's not well suited to power hungry components and obviously cramming a full size ATX PSU is kind of perverse. I took some pictures. Gentle ...
by moritz
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Transplanting my SG05 system into a BitFenix Prodigy
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

Transplanting my SG05 system into a BitFenix Prodigy

I'm thinking of moving my current mini-ITX SG05 (shoe box) build into the still mini-ITX but much bigger BitFenix Prodigy. The SG05 is kind of crazy, since I've got a 100W CPU as well as a mid-end gaming graphics card in there. What's really crazy is that I killed the original PSU while trying to si...
by moritz
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolimatech MK-26 Multi-VGA Cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 11512

Re: Prolimatech MK-26 Multi-VGA Cooler

Any point in running this passively, given some amount of case airflow?
by moritz
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter
Replies: 26
Views: 12787

Re: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter

I'm thinking about replacing my aging and cheap Creative Labs 5.1 set, and while I know my way around IEMs and headphones, I'm utterly lost when it comes to amps and speakers. I don't know how much I ought to spend (always a figure dependent on your personal situation and expectations), much less wh...
by moritz
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Evo ECOPC: A Silent Nettop
Replies: 15
Views: 4494

Re: Evo ECOPC: A Silent Nettop

"uBuntu ... uBuntu ... uBuntu ..." etc. --> Ubuntu ;) Looks like a nice device, but really, I wouldn't recommend Atom to anyone, budget permitting. At least not as a primary desktop, maybe as a kitchen or media PC. Potentially a nice router (plus light storage) box, too, though you'd need to add a U...
by moritz
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Sugo SG07: The Ultimate Mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 17
Views: 10653

I wonder if the new Scythe Rasetsu would fit... Its height is listed as 130mm w/ fan, ie. about 105mm fanless, which should (just) work. And the base is assymmetric, but whether it's enough to fit on a H55 board along with a dedicated GPU is anybody's guess, since I haven't found anyone who's tried ...
by moritz
Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Sugo SG07: The Ultimate Mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 17
Views: 10653

Wow, this thorough review comes at the perfect time for me, I was already contemplating either a SG05 or a SG07 build after being disappointed by the awkward interior design of the Lian Li cases. I was also thinking about using a "passive" heat sink for an i5 750. As Vetotat suggested, it's only sem...
by moritz
Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SG05 or SG07 build (was: Lian Li Q08)
Replies: 1
Views: 3077

SG05 or SG07 build (was: Lian Li Q08)

I think I'm going to try to build a quiet sometimes-gaming rig in a Lian Li Q08 case. Alternative cases include the Q07, the Sugo SG04/05 and the Morex 6610. I really would like to continue to use my current Seasonic PSU, though, and the Lian Li seems to be the smallest tower case where this is is r...
by moritz
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade Lian-Li system or new system+case?
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Upgrade Lian-Li system or new system+case?

I'm thinking of spending some money on my system sometime in December. Right now I can't decide whether I want to go for a new system or upgrade my existing rig, though I'm leaning towards the latter. The most expensive component will be the same in both cases, I'm looking to get an 80 GB Intel SSD....
by moritz
Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Sugo SG05 and SG06: Gaming mini-ITX cases?
Replies: 41
Views: 38140

Great article about two very interesting caes, but I'm left wondering if it's possible to get a quiet PC in there with a mid-range graphics card. The article says the graphics fan howls like a banshee, so no further tests are done -- but you can turn down the fan on the graphics card way down when n...
by moritz
Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Troubleshooting: System shuts down after a few seconds
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Another thing, anybody know how likely it is that I fried my CPU already? AFAIAA C2D has thermal throttle mechanism, so it won't have fried by heat. Yep! At least it appears to be okay so far. I must have triggered the emergency shut down of the CPU at least 20 times - I basically tried hard to kil...
by moritz
Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Troubleshooting: System shuts down after a few seconds
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

I hope so, too. I'll see in a few minutes. I actually made a mistake installing the Katana. I did try very hard to follow instructions, but it was a fairly easy mistake to make, right on the first step. Too hard to explain. I got the Katana CU, which is multi-socket, so I had to install a whole bunc...
by moritz
Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Troubleshooting: System shuts down after a few seconds
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Another update: I'm an idiot. The Katana ISN'T EVEN TOUCHING the CPU. So yeah, you can screw up the install by a whole lot. Of course it still looks great when you're not trying hard to discover the gap. So WTF do I do now? Either I take it apart and see if I made some glaring mistake. Or maybe the ...
by moritz
Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Troubleshooting: System shuts down after a few seconds
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

An update: it seems the CPU is getting too hot. A friend told me that might be it, and I was going to prove him wrong only to see the CPU at 85° (CELSIUS!) (this is in the BIOS PC health thingie) and rising FAST. At something beyond 100° the computer shut off. So I guess that's it. But - how on Ea...
by moritz
Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Troubleshooting: System shuts down after a few seconds
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Troubleshooting: System shuts down after a few seconds

Hey guys, didn't know where to put this since there is no forum dedicated to troubleshooting, but I direly need some help. Since I suspect the CPU or the mainboard could be the culprit, this forum is as good as any. So I got myself a new system to put into my PC60 Lian Li case. E6300, Gigabyte P965-...
by moritz
Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New C2D Quiet Gaming HTPC: Please comment
Replies: 11
Views: 3932

If you aren't set on getting an SLI-capable board, get either a ASUS P5W (ie non-deluxe) or a Gigabyte 965P-S3 or 965P-DS3. Much cheaper though still somewhat pricey, they seem to be capable boards.
by moritz
Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My first build, how does it look (suggestions?)? :o
Replies: 8
Views: 2529

IMO 2 mucho power for such a small case. Because as we all know, computers in big cases are faster ;) Especially when they're black ! No love for the P150! Oh and agreed on the RAM modules, from what I read they should be in the same coloured slots. Though I'd never have spotted that on my own. :)
by moritz
Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Contemplating a new system build.
Replies: 9
Views: 2897

Go for that hardware RAID card you mention in the first post if you're serious about that RAID 5. But remember: RAID is not backup! Personally, I'd go for a C2D, I don't see why you don't think it's price is competitive. But anyway, sounds like a fairly mean workstation you got there. :)
by moritz
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Cooling a C2D with a Ninja (inc Fanless) & Katana
Replies: 4
Views: 8705

smilingcrow: You rule! Thanks for all the hard data on the C2D.
by moritz
Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Brand-new silent GPU! (aye right)
Replies: 12
Views: 4407

Finally a die shrink. Of course, they only improved the efficiency of their cutting edge and very budget offerings. The new mid-range X1900 XT is a crutch, from what I can tell, getting none of the new technology. Bah. And Nvidia is still sitting there doing nothing, least of all lowering prices on ...
by moritz
Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Trio: Antec Solo and Core 2 Duo build
Replies: 10
Views: 10023

dentaku wrote:That's a nice simple case (quite similar to the P150?) [..]
The Antec Solo is the P150 without the Antec PSU.

And I'm not sure if the E6600 is the best deal, I'm considering an E6300 and possibly overclocking it. But even without OC, the E6300 is plenty fast...
by moritz
Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on C2D 6600 build
Replies: 12
Views: 3747

I believe this board has better BIOS options for Vcore. The 975 chipset has been around a bit longer, so it may be more mature -- ie BIOS versions in mbs that use it are less buggy? If I recall correctly, the 965 was designed with the Core 2 Duo in mind and is based on the 65 nm process. Maybe it c...
by moritz
Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on C2D 6600 build
Replies: 12
Views: 3747

Some thoughts to geth this thread started. ;) CPU: Note that the C2Ds are excellent overclockers . You could save some bucks by going with a 6400 or 6300 and running it at 6600 speeds. (The 6600 does have more cache. Check the link for game benchmarks.) CPU Cooling: Any of the heatsinks you mention ...
by moritz
Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X1900 GT vs 7900 GT
Replies: 7
Views: 3177

Yeah, that's what I'm hoping now.
by moritz
Sat Aug 19, 2006 5:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X1900 GT vs 7900 GT
Replies: 7
Views: 3177

Dang. Thanks for the link. I'll have to replace my PSU, anyway, so the price is still way in favor of the X1900 GT, but 75 over 45W is signifcant. On the other hand, the difference at idle isn't, which is where noise matters most to me. -sigh-
by moritz
Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X1900 GT vs 7900 GT
Replies: 7
Views: 3177

X1900 GT vs 7900 GT

I was going to get a 7900 GT for my next setup, but then I read Anandtech's Summer Mid Range Roundup , which concludes: While this has been quite a lot of information to absorb, we will do our best to sort it all out. Not only is the X1900 GT a better performer in most cases than the stock 7900 GT, ...
by moritz
Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Average Core 2 Duo build
Replies: 28
Views: 12055

I'm pretty sure that the S12 430 will (easily) be enough as long as you're not going SLI. The Solo should be big enough too, I doubt the X1900 is that long, but maybe somebody else could pitch in with a more certain answer. I'm planning a similar build, and I think the X1900 is a good idea. It's odd...
by moritz
Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150: Back in Black? [called: Solo]
Replies: 228
Views: 136107

What about the EU? Any sightings yet? Any ETA?