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by Fallen Kell
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Diskless Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 12303

Re: Diskless Windows

Olaf van der Spek wrote:Wouldn't it be simpler to use SMB instead of iSCSI to access the remote storage?
SMB devices are not available for use as boot media. You need to use iSCSI as a result since they are recognized as a direct attached SCSI drive, even though they are coming over the network.
by Fallen Kell
Tue May 21, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fanless or Top mounted big slow fan for HTPC
Replies: 5
Views: 3249

Re: Fanless or Top mounted big slow fan for HTPC

I know people hate to hear it: small size, cool, quiet, cheap, pick 3. Personally I chose the last 3, cool, quiet, cheap and got an Antec Fusion Remote Max for $125 a couple years ago, and have been very happy ever since. Yes, it is big, but I can fit 140mm tower heatsinks like the Noctua nh-d14, pa...
by Fallen Kell
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Corsair Sp120 quiet fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 3430

Re: Corsair Sp120 quiet fans?

Realized I never posted the update. The tonal noise I was hearing was not coming from the Corsair fans. These seem to be pretty good (to me at least). It would be nice to see the benchmarks on these at some point. I believe a batch was shipped to SPCR (at least according to the discussion page linke...
by Fallen Kell
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Corsair Sp120 quiet fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 3430

Re: Corsair Sp120 quiet fans?

I picked up 2 of the AF120 quiet fans this past week for use in my R3 as the intake fans (since they have to push air through the hard drives and cages). I believe I have some slight lower frequency tonal noise, but I do not yet know if that is coming from those fans or the exhaust fan supplied by F...
by Fallen Kell
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HTPC Desktop Case & Tower Cooler?
Replies: 4
Views: 2208

Re: HTPC Desktop Case & Tower Cooler?

Only one I can think of with 3 5.25 bays is a CoolerMaster CM Media 280, but that has been discontinued for several years. I looks pretty bad as well to be honest (I own one, but replaced with a Antec Fusion Remote Max a couple years ago). Since it has a 120mm rear fan in the standard location (abov...
by Fallen Kell
Sat May 01, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommendations for a sexy HTPC case!
Replies: 50
Views: 12968

Since I see that you missed it, take a look at the Antec Remote Fusion Max. You can fit 5 hard drives in there even though the specs only list 4x3.5" bays and 1x5.25", there is a second 5.25" bay area (which simply does not have an external opening because the LCD screen is there) where you can put ...
by Fallen Kell
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion - replace display or swap for NSK 2480 bezel?
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

I don't think it would be too hard to pop out the acrylic. It looks like it just has some epoxy on the edges (at least on the Fusion Max which is what I have). The screen itself is simply screwed onto the front panel with 4-5 screws. You would need to remove the wires from the board which connect th...
by Fallen Kell
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Grandia GD05: A Versatile HTPC Case
Replies: 69
Views: 50820

SST Guy, Not sure how much influence you have on the marketing research guys, but one thing that has been keeping me from using a Silverstone case for my HTPC has been the lack of ATX cases that fit a tower style heatsink like the Noctua NH-D14. I originally had a LC-10M, which I replaced several ye...
by Fallen Kell
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smaller cases better for quiet computers?
Replies: 25
Views: 4176

I propose a simple experiment. Take two plumbing pipes with different diameters. One large (say 15 cm diameter) and one smaller (5cm). Then blow into both pipes with the same force, while holding your hand close to the other end. Come back and report what you've found out :) Problem is that this ex...
by Fallen Kell
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need a silent case for HTPC
Replies: 17
Views: 4358

Also take a look at the Antec Fusion Remote Max (note the "Max" edition). It uses a 140mm side exhaust fan and 120mm rear. It will fit a Scythe Orochi CPU heatsink!!!! It also fits the Powercolor HD5750 SCS3 (with the huge heatsink that sticks up above the normal height of the PCB). Unfortunately be...
by Fallen Kell
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Customer Support - Totally Useless
Replies: 32
Views: 38329

Just a follow-up to let everyone know. At least for my Antec Fusion Remote Max, the LCD seems to be fine. I am in the USA so I am not sure how this affects world-wide. The case I got has the black/white LCD, and as such, does not suffer the blue/pink box issue that many are reporting. The backlight ...
by Fallen Kell
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Orochi in a Antec Solo, will it fit...
Replies: 11
Views: 6859

Yes, you can say it is damm huge. That said, if I can't get the Noctua NH-D14 to fit in my Antec Remote Fusion Max, I will be ordering an orochi (since the case was reviewed somewhere with using the orochi...might have been here...I thought the height of the orochi was the same as the NH-D14 which i...
by Fallen Kell
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Finding the perfect HTPC case
Replies: 9
Views: 3136

Re: Finding the perfect HTPC case

The Antec cases (Fusion, MAX, NSK2480) are all really nice, but zero option for a card reader. Beware any Fusion case that incorporates a Soundgraph LCD. Check out the Antec forum at Hexus.net, many people are having issues with this range of cases. Unfortunately I did not see these warnings before...
by Fallen Kell
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Switching back to AIR
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Pretty much no matter what, 4 raptors are loud especially if they are the older non-VelociRaptors. They were great for performance (I will grant you that being that I used one for my main disk for a few years and upgraded to a VelociRaptor after they came out). They will still most likely be the lou...
by Fallen Kell
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Customer Support - Totally Useless
Replies: 32
Views: 38329

Wish I had seen about the Fusion Remote Max case LCD... I just purchased it online after looking at the photos on Antec's website and a review at a few different places (none of which mentioned anything about the LCD, let alone problems with it). That said, Soundgraph at least posted some info. Look...
by Fallen Kell
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 99393

The only reason Corsair recommends that it be used as an intake is to give fresh cool air to the radiator. With the design of this case, there is pretty much fresh air arriving to it from the 180mm fan below it on the other side of the motherboard. In other cases where the graphics card's hot air is...
by Fallen Kell
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: case fan Noctua NF-P12 Vortex or Scythe S-FLEX or other help
Replies: 18
Views: 6147

Everyone as they please... Still nobody hasn't scientificly tested this one. Yes they have. It is all about the design of how sleeve bearings work. In a sleeve bearing fan, the bearings are in a ring (sleeve) between the fan's blade structure and the fan housing/casing, much like the following anim...
by Fallen Kell
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5770 recommendation??
Replies: 22
Views: 6403

I guess it is going to come down to price of the MSI though. 3-4db is nice improvement, but it still needs to be priced right.
by Fallen Kell
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case fan guards
Replies: 13
Views: 3493

Well, in many cases, the air flow is affected pretty badly from how restrictive the holes/slits may be for the fan mount. Using a hole saw or snips and cutting it out completely and replacing with a fan guard like this: http://rocky.digikey.com/weblib/Qualtek/Web%20Photos/08170.jpg It can really mak...
by Fallen Kell
Thu May 08, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Solved] Giving RPM to Mobo AND Fan Controller?
Replies: 7
Views: 2681

I really don't know if it will work. I am not sure how the signal is sent down the 3rd wire, i.e. if it is pulse/time based, or if it is wattage based. If the signal is simply pulse based, then a simply Y splitter will work. If it is voltage based, well, when you split the wire with a Y splitter, yo...
by Fallen Kell
Thu May 08, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Yet another exposed heatpipe design: Sunbeam Core-Contact
Replies: 13
Views: 5561

Re: Yet another exposed heatpipe design: Sunbeam Core-Contac

Just from glancing at the photos, I see it's using four heatpipes instead of three, but not really reporting lower temperatures. One might guess that three is sufficient, as no IHS can actually get good contact with all four pipes. You might say that... http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/images/xi...
by Fallen Kell
Thu May 08, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case with power supply at the base?
Replies: 17
Views: 6051

Most Lian Li designs use the power supply in the base.
by Fallen Kell
Thu May 08, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I need to build ATX Desktop soon.. any ideas on case???
Replies: 10
Views: 3700

Have you looked at the Cooler Master Media 280? I agree, this case looks workable. But I don't know that it has any better airflow design than the Silverstones -- which are OK, but could be better, and look better (imo). The Fusion Max should be better than all of the ones mentioned... assuming rea...
by Fallen Kell
Thu May 08, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I need to build ATX Desktop soon.. any ideas on case???
Replies: 10
Views: 3700

Which feet, the LC-17 or the CM Media 280? I know the Media's feet can be removed because you can orient the case for either mid-tower or desktop configuration...
by Fallen Kell
Wed May 07, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone CW03
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Even though that case says it supports the mATX boards, there are no stand-off holes for two of the corners if you use a mATX board in that case. Just a warning.
by Fallen Kell
Wed May 07, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I need to build ATX Desktop soon.. any ideas on case???
Replies: 10
Views: 3700

Well, it most definitely has better airflow than my Silverstone LC-10M that I had. I dropped at least 4-5C and my sound dropped a LOT (since with the LC-10M I needed to put a fast 92mm fan on the front intake, and even then it was still choking because of how restricted the intake was setup).
by Fallen Kell
Wed May 07, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I need to build ATX Desktop soon.. any ideas on case???
Replies: 10
Views: 3700

Have you looked at the Cooler Master Media 280? Yes, it has one major quirt, the CD/DVD drive bay stealth door is a POS, and only works with a few specific drives. Most do not line up properly (i.e. the tray is too high and hits the faceplate, and not the part that pushes out), and most others the d...
by Fallen Kell
Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolermaster CM Media
Replies: 5
Views: 2858

I have the 280 HTPC (basically a 282 but with their VFD display and some extra function buttons). I too have some issues with the top optical bay door. I am going to simply move my drive to the middle bay and be done with it. Otherwise the only other grip I have about it is the motherboard standoffs...
by Fallen Kell
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: shut down RAM or VPU through software/bios?
Replies: 9
Views: 4496

Very few systems support the ability to power down RAM. Only some high end servers that have been built with everything hot-swappable to my knowledge have this ability. Some new stuff that is coming out called Violin Memory I think can do something like this, but it is designed for use as a RAM Disk...
by Fallen Kell
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: blocking dust
Replies: 4
Views: 2183

Well, McMaster has a guide on there that tells you what size you need. I would make my basis on talcum powder or flour. So .006 - .007" would be the size that you should be looking for to really cut out dust if you use a screen. That said, the screen will quickly clog and airflow will drop dramatica...