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by Number12
Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone GD01 and LC17 HTPC Cases
Replies: 36
Views: 29248

Hi Mike great review. I built my htpc around the LC17 nearly 2 years ago, badly described in this thread: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28795&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=lc17 If you notice, I placed the seasonic so that it sucks air from inside the case, as I wa...
by Number12
Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU problem? Something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

Hi, thanks for input so far. In fact, after posting the original post and in the process of shutting down windows, it froze again, while apps were being removed from the taskbar. Another time I have noticed is when it froze while displaying a screensaver :( The only constant I can see so far is when...
by Number12
Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU problem? Something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

PSU problem? Something else?

Hiya hoping for some enlightment from bigger brains than mine: upgraded recently, but am having intermittent system hangups - happens only when I double click open a new application (eg. opening new instance of Firefox or iTunes). XP will freeze, requires a hard reset here's the original specs: 350W...
by Number12
Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 953609

This setup is from my main rig, housed in a Antec 3700BQE case. The original configuration lasted 2 years, with the Seagate 7200.7 suspended from the drive cage horizontally and a salvaged 92mm Enermax fan also suspended below it using black clothes-type elastic stretchy material. This kept the rath...
by Number12
Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 953609

This is my HDD suspension design from my Silverstone LC-17 HTPC rig http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/1145/htpchdpic1yb6.jpg the HDD rests on foam supports, cut out from the package material from the LC17 box. I've glued them together to form "corners" for the HD to rest on, and elastic clothes-typ...
by Number12
Sun May 28, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 214325

I already have the Asus A8V in the list. I'm not sure whether the A8V is any different from the A8V Deluxe (the Asus website is broken atm). However, Speedfan works well on the A8V Deluxe on the 2 fan headers supported by Q-Fan. CPU undervoltable to 0.80VCore. Dual core updated BIOS. RMClock works ...
by Number12
Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will the Ninja fit in my Silverstone LC17 case?
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

The short answer is no.

the long answer is I did have a look and took measurements from the socket to the top of the case, and compared it with the ninja specs. Basically it's too tall by about 2cm (didn't have the ninja physically to check, assuming the website specs are correct)
by Number12
Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: silverstone LC17 home theatre PC
Replies: 7
Views: 14094

Great build, Dek. y'know, how loud is that 92mm fan within the HDD cage? I ask because in the original airflow design for my case, I had built a cardboard duct surrounding a 92mm Nexus where currently the 120mm Glacialtech now sits. The duct extended all the way to the GPU heatsinks and created a tu...
by Number12
Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: silverstone LC17 home theatre PC
Replies: 7
Views: 14094

thanks for the kind comments! the case is designed for the PSU to be sucking air from the provided vent on the side. In fact, by flipping the PSU to be sucking internal air instead, the screw holes on the case don't align. Rather than drilling new holes, I wrapped 2 sides of the Seasonic in more bla...
by Number12
Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: silverstone LC17 home theatre PC
Replies: 7
Views: 14094

silverstone LC17 home theatre PC

Hi folks, here's my take on silencing a htpc case. It's made particularly difficult due to space constraints and airflow usually suffers. But it was a challenge, and it of course had to be silent to ensure a movie experience is not spoilt by noise. With these issues in mind, I chose the following co...
by Number12
Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AGP AMD64 board
Replies: 13
Views: 4829

well, just looking at undervoltable mobos, see the latest list from spcr's own jojo4u: http://home.arcor.de/jojo4u/silentstuff/spcr-forum/undervoltable-2005-06-09.html as you can see, there are only 3 latest AGP socket 939s: (disregarding ECS, which I don't like myself; and the older chipsets) - Asu...
by Number12
Fri Dec 23, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Buy an Opteron instead of Venice
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

what's the pricing of opterons versus venices outside of Oz?

It's interesting is that in Australia at least, there is a significant difference (in order of 20-30%) in price for an Opty with a larger cache, and they're also more readily available versus the same speed Venice.
by Number12
Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Buy an Opteron instead of Venice
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Buy an Opteron instead of Venice

The 1xx Opterons socket 939 have recently gained popularity in OC circles due to their amazing OC capacity. Fortunately, AMD has also incorporated CnQ for these chips, so I looked at getting an Opteron instead of a Venice. These are my thoughts: Pros - better availability than Venice (at least in Au...
by Number12
Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS A8N-VM CSM
Replies: 127
Views: 68226

It's such a bummer that there's still a lot of bugs to be ironed out on this board. When I first heard of the 6150-series mobos I was quite eager to get my hands on one, but now... for those who want to get the SPDIF and TV cables, I've stumbled onto this forum thread: http://htpcnews.com/forums/ind...
by Number12
Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is it a PC or is it interior design?
Replies: 76
Views: 41442

jb, this is pretty inspirational. I was also looking at incorporating a HTPC into existing living room furniture, so your project has given me more insights. Congrats :)
by Number12
Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: matx undervoltage mobo
Replies: 4
Views: 2505

I've tried, and I think you're out of luck... (in Oz, there's unfortunately no such mATX S478 that also does undervolting, it took me a good month's worth of searching/reading through manuals, all for nought. There's not a lot of options even for full sized ATX mobos either - gigabyte is probably th...
by Number12
Sat May 14, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Quieting a PC, and SPCR... in a nutshell
Replies: 71
Views: 183961

excellent work shadowknight! as a newbie I've been trawling through many forums - reading your post makes a good place to summarize lots of info, and to stimulate thinking about others. That silenx thread was...interesting. I never knew. (Hope I'm not opening up old wounds) stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii...
by Number12
Sun May 08, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ducting theory
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

sorry - just to clarify, my post wasn't so much about re-igniting the debate between sucking/blowing air over the HS. tay - thanks for the tip, joseph's mods are very interesting and giving me food for thought if I want to change the original fan on the z7000 alleycat - stumbled upon your rig some t...
by Number12
Sun May 08, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ducting theory
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

ducting theory

Folks, love to hear what the collected wisdom is on this: I was thinking of building a CPU duct onto a Zalman 7000Al-Cu. Browsing around this site: Option 1) some have gone for the fan on the HS and built a duct to it (ie. ?pulling air over the HS) Option 2) while others have taken the fan off the H...
by Number12
Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 345076

Update: Albatron support gave me a weird email response to Vcore undervoltability, but essentially the answer is "No" for the PX865PE Pro. Thankfully, I was able to cancel my order without penalty. I can safely report that the Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro2 is undervoltable 0.8 - 1.7V with FSB from 100-3...
by Number12
Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 345076

Perusing the (right) thread now, I can see finding the right S478 mobo is a challenge...
Ralf, you mentioned that you could undervolt your P4P800-Deluxe using software. How did it go?

cheers
by Number12
Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 345076

Albatron manuals mis-speak about this. Those boards are not undervoltable, as I've mentioned several times previously, a few of them right in this thread . Oh crap, just put an order in for one. This is probably nothing new for the veterans here, but as a newbie I've found it really frustrating hun...
by Number12
Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 345076

(sorry - originally put this into the wrong thread) Doing some research for an undervoltable 478 mobo, so I'll add some of the models I've turned up to this list (I've only included ones which the manual definitely has described a voltage range) Albatron PX865PE/P series -all 865PE based mobos, Inte...
by Number12
Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Which browser do you usually use?
Replies: 26
Views: 14237

someone put me onto FF late last year and it has been excellent. Can't go back to IE anymore.
by Number12
Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CrystalCPUID: User Configurable Cool 'n' Quiet
Replies: 106
Views: 85710

Great article, made me try the program - in a little way, since I'm already using RMClock to undervolt below that allowed by CnQ, this is a little one-person's opinion using both RMClock and CrystalCPUID 1) At the end of the article, you mentioned RMClock was buggy. I've been using this for the past...
by Number12
Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A64 Motherboards - I'm Confused...
Replies: 18
Views: 10531

I've got the A8V Deluxe myself CG revision Winnie 3000+ 2 sticks of Geil 512Mb in terms of your original post: - undervolting is achievable; I'm using RMClock to undervolt to 0.85V @ 1GHz idle, stable (I'm planning also to undervolt at load; currently at 1.4V @ 1.8GHz; I've read that someone managed...