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by Mari0-Br0s
Fri May 30, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need help finding Low Profile CPU Cooler (Mini-ITX build)
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Re: Need help finding Low Profile CPU Cooler (Mini-ITX build

Wow, that is a great idea, I didn't think that pre-built extention with a smaller connector existed. I'll definately be getting one like you linked . I also found via this forum, thanks to Abula's post that Scythe is releasing a smaller low profile cpu cooler called the Kodati. I'll be looking forwa...
by Mari0-Br0s
Thu May 29, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need help finding Low Profile CPU Cooler (Mini-ITX build)
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Need help finding Low Profile CPU Cooler (Mini-ITX build)

Hello guys, I've recently built a new NAS box. Instead of buying an all-in-one Synology or QNAP, I decided to build my own box. I've been happily running this new toy for a week now, but the stock Intel HSF is driving me crazy, it's way too noisy. I have turned on the ASUS fan control in the BIOS an...
by Mari0-Br0s
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini Box HTPC
Replies: 2
Views: 3487

Re: Mini Box HTPC

Thanks for the info Mike. The fan is already being slowed down at 600-700rpm by the ASUS Q-fan control in the BIOS. I do not know how I could make it run slower than that. But in the end, I'll probably just buy another Nexus 120mm like I have been using in all my other build. They're just hard to fi...
by Mari0-Br0s
Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini Box HTPC
Replies: 2
Views: 3487

Mini Box HTPC

Hello guys, Here is my lastest build: https://picasaweb.google.com/117887570503925809876/MiniBoxHTPC?authuser=0&feat=directlink Specs: CPU: Intel Core i5-4570S CPU heatsink: Noctua NH-L12 CPU fan: Nexus 90mm Real Silent case Fan MOBO: ASUS Z87i-Deluxe RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP 8GB (single D...
by Mari0-Br0s
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Untangle router!
Replies: 5
Views: 4089

Re: My Untangle router!

A very nice build but why do you need to build your own router? What is wrong with buying a standard off the shelf router and saving a lot of money and electricity? Well as CA_Steve mentionned, it is a lot more flexible. Untangle has an built-in Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Phishing protection, Anti-S...
by Mari0-Br0s
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Untangle router!
Replies: 5
Views: 4089

My Untangle router!

I built last summer a small mini-ITX system using the Antec ISK 110 case to replace my old D-Link 604 router. Untangle doesn't require much power, I could have put in a Pentium or Celeron CPU in it, but I wasn't able to find the low power SKU's, so I opted for a i3-3220T (35W). I opted for an mSATA ...
by Mari0-Br0s
Fri May 31, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P150 aka SOLO 1.5 White
Replies: 2
Views: 2300

Re: My P150 aka SOLO 1.5 White

Hahaha, well, everybody knows how the P150 looks like. I havn't taken any exterior pictures because it's no different than a stock P150 from the exterior. :P I don't agree with you about the dust. I can't barely see the dust on my P150, I see it only if I touch the top of it of pass a swiffer over i...
by Mari0-Br0s
Fri May 31, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P150 aka SOLO 1.5 White
Replies: 2
Views: 2300

My P150 aka SOLO 1.5 White

UPDATE May 28th, 2014: I have updated the gear listed and added a couple of shots of the exterior now that I have a Lian-Li 3-bay 5.25" 120mm fan. I've also added pictures of my whole setup with the white peripherals. -------- I got this Antec P150 back in 2006 to "upgrade" from a P180 SPCR Black Li...
by Mari0-Br0s
Wed May 29, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Rackmount case w/12+HDD bays, silenceable?
Replies: 20
Views: 7092

Re: Rackmount case w/12+HDD bays, silenceable?

Wow, the import restriction is really bad. If I couldn't import computer parts from the US or the UK, I would be in big trouble, a lots of cilencing gear is only available in Europe or in the US. Even if SPCR is in Canada, here the quiet computing market is still very young. People here want to pay ...
by Mari0-Br0s
Wed May 29, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Rackmount case w/12+HDD bays, silenceable?
Replies: 20
Views: 7092

Re: Rackmount case w/12+HDD bays, silenceable?

So Xyvotha, what solution did you end up with? Are you still looking 8 months later? With 12 HDDs, vibration, resonance and heat would be your biggest concerns. I would have just got an Antec Twelve Hundred, used dampening maperials for both side panels & top and bottom case. I would have cutted the...
by Mari0-Br0s
Tue May 28, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 95073

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

I built a system for a friend with this case a couple of months ago. Actually, I simply cloned my own PC, but in a black chassis (I'm one of the lucky few still got a P150). He was amazed by how quiet my computer was and how powerful, even overclocked, it was still silent. I find the case a GREAT ev...
by Mari0-Br0s
Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DAW - Sandy Bridge i7 2600K - in a new Antec P-150!
Replies: 20
Views: 18700

Re: DAW - Sandy Bridge i7 2600K - in a new Antec P-150!

Actually the P280 and the R3 are derivate of P180. Back in 2005, I was one of the lucky to get my hands on a P180 Black SPCR Limited Edition. I traded off this cse for the P150 in 2008, because cable management was a pain in the 3 different chamber of the P180. It was also very complicated to instal...
by Mari0-Br0s
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DAW - Sandy Bridge i7 2600K - in a new Antec P-150!
Replies: 20
Views: 18700

Re: DAW - Sandy Bridge i7 2600K - in a new Antec P-150!

OP posted this almost a year ago. P280 and R3 weren't out. As for me, I built my system in Frebruary 2008, and I do not wish to upgrade, the system works fine and is silent enough to my standard. In the end, it really is a perception of the noise level you can tolerate. My computer is actually quite...
by Mari0-Br0s
Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DAW - Sandy Bridge i7 2600K - in a new Antec P-150!
Replies: 20
Views: 18700

Re: DAW - Sandy Bridge i7 2600K - in a new Antec P-150!

Nice build ame! It's been a while since I've logged in to the forum. I actually stumbled upon your post while googling for a good way to install SSD in an P150, since I do have the same case you have. Got mine back in 2008, even then it was rare and discontinued, I'd say you're a lucky bast**d! :P C...
by Mari0-Br0s
Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, not silent advice for a power machine
Replies: 10
Views: 3232

Well, ASUS warranty is better than GigaByte, and I had very bad experience with Gigabyte in the past. On the third year of the warranty, GigaByte will only replace it for 40$ USD.... and don't forget to add shipping cost... This fees apply because on the third year, Gigabyte does not include labor i...
by Mari0-Br0s
Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, not silent advice for a power machine
Replies: 10
Views: 3232

Hi unparagoned, First of all, Welcome to SPCR! For the motherboard and power supply cable lenght, there souldn't be any problem. But I would recommend an ASUS board instead of a Gigabyte one. The ASUS P5K Premium/Wifi-AP ans the ASUS P5K3 Premium WiFi/AP should be a better deal. They also have the p...
by Mari0-Br0s
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Quiet Gaming PC. Any advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 4829

welcome to spcr :) frankly, i would get a Core 2 Duo E6600 and overclock it. if you want a gaming machine, at the moment, go nvidia, not ATi. the 8800gts is more likely the best deal. since you're not interested in SLI, I would recommend getting a non sli board like th ASUS P5B / P5B-E or P5B-Plus p...
by Mari0-Br0s
Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet and Fast for gaming - advice...
Replies: 31
Views: 9801

I havn't read the whole post, but I saw quickly your partition size. Trust me, 15GB for Windows XP isn't enough. I highly recommend something around 25-30GB. 15GB is just enough for the XP installation and a couple of applications installed, but massive software like PhotoShop, Adobe Premiere, of so...
by Mari0-Br0s
Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom 500, zen 400, or seasonic s12+ - advice for newbie?
Replies: 11
Views: 4935

Hi, I own a Phantom 500 and a Zen 300 in two different computers. I need to say that I prefer the Zen over my Phantom. But at the tme I purchased the Phantom, there was no version 400W of the Zen. The Zen is quieter, since the Phantom is Hybrid and become quite hot after some time. Also, please note...
by Mari0-Br0s
Mon May 07, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS vs WD5000AAKS
Replies: 67
Views: 90163

I'm one of those who find the 7200.10 320GB pretty noisy. Temperature is good, the drive is always around 35C, but damn it is noisy!!! I can hear it in front of my Raptor and two WD2500KS all together in my P180.

If you'd ask me, I would definatly go back and get a WD3200KS instead!
by Mari0-Br0s
Sun May 06, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacing my P180 with... another P180?
Replies: 7
Views: 3763

cable management in the Centurion is a pain also, be advised!!
by Mari0-Br0s
Sun May 06, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest 250GB & 500GB SATA2 drives with 16MB cache
Replies: 11
Views: 5427

hi hinz,

There's a topic in the forum, where people says that the WD5000AAKS is actually noisier than it previous version, the WD5000KS.

We'll see if SilentPCReview will grab one AAKS and compare both, but for the moment, it seems speculation only.
by Mari0-Br0s
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 612831

My Fortron ZEN 300W is powering:

AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ EE OCied @ 2.3GHz
ASUS M2NPV-VM
1x DVD burner EIDE
2x SATAII HDDs
3x 120mm fans @ 5V
2x DDR2 stick
1x PCI device
by Mari0-Br0s
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's HD135 HTPC case: Gasping for air
Replies: 59
Views: 38432

héhé, as promised, here are some pictures of my HTPC in this case. I must say, all I have to do right now, is to make the 10W 25Ohm resistor thing with a 4-pins molex connector to be able to boot the system with the minimum requirement of 1A per 12V rail. http://mari0-br0s.biz/htpc/devant.JPG http...
by Mari0-Br0s
Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HD321KJ vs WD3200KS vs 7200.10
Replies: 4
Views: 3359

I have the Seagate 7200.10, and this drive is everything except silent, so do not get this drive.

I own a Raptor 150GB and 2 WD2500KS, and all those 3 drivers together are quiter than the freaking seagate. I would definatly get a wd3200ks if i had the chance to switch.
by Mari0-Br0s
Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS vs WD5000AAKS
Replies: 67
Views: 90163

I just noticed that they removed the 4pins molex connector ont he AAKS version. This is no big deal, but it is a physical difference. :D
by Mari0-Br0s
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!
Replies: 84
Views: 125147

Hey guys, just to let you know, that I've found some pretty good quality resistor in an aluminium housing, at an online store that will ship to Canada. Here's the link. They ship Purolator Air, it tooks twelve hours from Detroit to Montreal for my package to arrive. http://www.alliedelec.com/Search/...
by Mari0-Br0s
Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freaking global warming!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 10212

oh guys, i'm desesperate, it is snowing again right now :cry:

I'll practice my english spelling or maybe learn chinese.. :roll: , and move to vancouver. weather is a lot better there.
by Mari0-Br0s
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freaking global warming!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 10212

tomorrow there's another snow storm coming, this is just what I've seen on the news!!! We had 10 cm scheduled for overnight, they just upgraded this to 10 mm of rain - so maybe it won't snow lots in Montreal either. 10 cm of snow on April 12th sure would have been interesting, though... http://www....
by Mari0-Br0s
Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freaking global warming!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 10212

Oh no!!! Guess what!!! We had our first sunny day today, and tomorrow there's another snow storm coming, this is just what I've seen on the news!!!

Man, this weather is driving me crazy!!!