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by Olaf van der Spek
Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compact mATX case recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 6944

Re: Compact mATX case recommendation?

Isn't everything by definition?

No case is perfect.
by Olaf van der Spek
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compact mATX case recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 6944

Re: Compact mATX case recommendation?

Actually, I am starting to like the Fractal Design 1100 more and more. Good looks, classical layout and slim(er) profile. Opinions? Limited use, due to 92mm fan, somehow limited CPU cooler clearance (for the vast majority of quiet tower coolers), and top mounted PSU against a solid panel. It sports...
by Olaf van der Spek
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compact mATX case recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 6944

Re: Compact mATX case recommendation?

ggumdol wrote:(1) The "fifth" PCIE slot seems to be unnecessary, only adding to its volume.
It's useful for brackets and for two-slot GPUs in the bottom mATX slot, allowing one free slot in a dual-GPU setup.
by Olaf van der Spek
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compact mATX tower
Replies: 5
Views: 4074

Re: Compact mATX tower

Wow, that one's quite nice!
I'm not a fan of the (thumb)screws on the sides though.
by Olaf van der Spek
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compact mATX tower
Replies: 5
Views: 4074

Re: Compact mATX tower

I already have mATX boards and PSUs.. and mITX / SFX is still more expensive with less choice.

mATX should fit easily shouldn't it?
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ComputerBase comparison of five 500W class PSUs
Replies: 4
Views: 3545

Re: ComputerBase comparison of five 500W class PSUs

Automatic translations suck, most of the time
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cerberus - Crowdfunded mATX Case
Replies: 5
Views: 4767

Re: Cerberus - Crowdfunded mATX Case

I'd swear someone posted here that Lian-Li was being subcontracted for this case..
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cerberus - Crowdfunded mATX Case
Replies: 5
Views: 4767

Re: Cerberus - Crowdfunded mATX Case

Very interesting.

Why is a company like Lian-Li, Silverstone or Fractal Design not interested in producing such a design?
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compact mATX tower
Replies: 5
Views: 4074

Compact mATX tower

Still looking for a compact mATX tower case.. 17cm wide, 35cm deep, 36cm high, ATX PSU, 1x 2.5" HDD/SSD, no ODDs, external bays.

Did someone come up with a design yet?
Fractal Design 1000 is close but a bit too deep.
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thoughts on Jonsbo RM3
Replies: 4
Views: 4463

Re: Thoughts on Jonsbo RM3

Does it have a window on both sides?
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Carbide 600Q Inverse Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 7884

Re: Corsair Carbide 600Q Inverse Tower

Abula wrote:Thanks for the review Mike.
Didn't Lawrence do the review?
by Olaf van der Spek
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Carbide 600Q Inverse Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 7884

Re: Corsair Carbide 600Q Inverse Tower

Interesting case! It is very wide though, cases seem to get wider and wider.

The link in the article is wrong and points to viewtopic.php?f=13&t=68915
by Olaf van der Spek
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?
Replies: 16
Views: 18264

Re: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?

How do you guys order the wires in the right way? Always takes me so much time.
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Core 500 Mini-ITX Chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 8194

Re: Fractal Design Core 500 Mini-ITX Chassis

I wish they made a tower variant. Short & narrow, please..
by Olaf van der Spek
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?
Replies: 13
Views: 14082

Re: Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?

The OP is using OpenWRT on 3 tp-link routers..

DD-WRT doesn't appear to see regular releases.
by Olaf van der Spek
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD09 & GD10 HTPC Case
Replies: 19
Views: 10617

Re: SilverStone Grandia GD09 & GD10 HTPC Case

The Star LC-20? Via the printer port of course, doh.. :p
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD09 & GD10 HTPC Case
Replies: 19
Views: 10617

Re: SilverStone Grandia GD09 & GD10 HTPC Case

My 8088 (Headstart Explorer) is gone too :(
by Olaf van der Spek
Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define S Tower Case
Replies: 41
Views: 24004

Re: Fractal Design Define S Tower Case

How many ports do you need?
Cases come with 2 or 4 ports on the front already.
by Olaf van der Spek
Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD09 & GD10 HTPC Case
Replies: 19
Views: 10617

Re: SilverStone Grandia GD09 & GD10 HTPC Case

Freeco wrote:This review made me doubt if I should use the GD09 as the home for my new HTPC build in a few months time...
Why don't you keep the GD04?
by Olaf van der Spek
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Node 202 Compact Gaming Case
Replies: 9
Views: 7026

Re: Fractal Design Node 202 Compact Gaming Case

Is the reduced width worth the reduced space and clearance for fans?
by Olaf van der Spek
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Blowing hot air from radiator into the case
Replies: 4
Views: 2681

Re: Blowing hot air from radiator into the case

JJAP wrote:I've seen a number of people mount their radiator fans so that the hot air in blown into the case.
What's the definition of hot air?
by Olaf van der Spek
Wed May 20, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define S Tower Case
Replies: 41
Views: 24004

Re: Fractal Design Define S Tower Case

A shorter mATX variant would be interesting.
by Olaf van der Spek
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: BitFenix Pandora MicroATX Case
Replies: 6
Views: 4520

Re: BitFenix Pandora MicroATX Case

How much more width would the Strix 980 have needed?

Wouldn't two intake fans and perhaps a closed top make more sense?
by Olaf van der Spek
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?
Replies: 13
Views: 14082

Re: Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?

We are talking about routers that run Linux. OpenWRT vs Debian doesn't matter, it is the same code doing the important routing part and it is all kernel code. Sure, but sometimes it's nice to be able to run a normal / real Linux distro of your choice like Debian that can be updated when YOU want. O...
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Micro-atx or mini-itx case for a small quiet pc?
Replies: 27
Views: 6209

Re: Micro-atx or mini-itx case for a small quiet pc?

Do you do a lot of multi-threading?
Your money, your choice. ;) i5 is fine
by Olaf van der Spek
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Micro-atx or mini-itx case for a small quiet pc?
Replies: 27
Views: 6209

Re: Micro-atx or mini-itx case for a small quiet pc?

quest_for_silence wrote:
Pappnaas wrote:when you can buy a single 2TB 2.5".

Or a 2 TB CaviarGreen WDC WD20EZRX: I guess it should be quieter than current generation 2TB 2.5" HDDs
Why?
by Olaf van der Spek
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Micro-atx or mini-itx case for a small quiet pc?
Replies: 27
Views: 6209

Re: Micro-atx or mini-itx case for a small quiet pc?

Zenigata wrote:2 x 3,5" hard disks
5400, 7200, 10000 or 15000rpm? Why two?
Will you suspend the HDDs or mount them normally?

If you want cheap (and quite compact): http://www.fractal-design.com/home/prod ... 000-usb-30 (W: 175mm)

Why an i5 instead of an i3 (or even a G3220)?
by Olaf van der Spek
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 39
Views: 46767

Re: Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide

The Fortress FT05's layout is a huge advantage, as the video cards' thermal loads do not interfere with each other much compared to a standard tower. Could this claim be tested by rotating the case 90 degrees such that it's a 'standard' front2back airflow case? With this great discrepancy in temps,...
by Olaf van der Spek
Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: buy smallest ATX case or replace fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 1702

Re: buy smallest ATX case or replace fans?

quest_for_silence wrote:but even your Three Hundred isn't exactly such a cool enclosure
With 5 fans you'd hope cooling would be decent.

silentmitx, what GPU have you got and what do you use the computer for?