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by pyotr
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noisy PSU on Shuttle SA76G2. Can it be fixed or replaced?
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: Noisy PSU on Shuttle SA76G2. Can it be fixed or replace

You could open up the PSU (voids the warranty obviously) and replace the two 40mm fans with Pabst or SilenX ones. Don't expect miracles though... It did make some difference but not enough to satisfy me and as a result I have given up on those shuttles (too bad, I really liked the formfactor and the...
by pyotr
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: UPS recommendation needed
Replies: 11
Views: 2400

Re: UPS recommendation needed

I have been using a APC Back-UPS CS 500 for the past 4 years and I would happily buy another one. It does not whine but it does occasionally make clicking sounds as if it is switching from main to ups power (but it is not). The fact that there is solid Linux support made me buy this one. You need su...
by pyotr
Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Lower watts, 80 Plus Gold = Lower heat? Recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

That is a very nice table, thanks! If I understand it correctly, if your system requires 65W then (with a Nexus 430) 65 / 0.765 = 85W will be needed as input? For a medium homeserver (65W) the Enermax 87+ will use 77.3W. Relative a saving of nearly 10%, in absolute terms "only" 7.7W. Annual saving (...
by pyotr
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: TDP list for Intel chipsets
Replies: 48
Views: 120665

Max TDP for the latest Intel socket 1156 chipsets H55, H57 and Q57 is 5.2 / 5.2 / 5.1W Of course, they moved a lot of functionality into the CPU (max TDP around 73W), but still.
by pyotr
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Advice on new low-watt build
Replies: 21
Views: 14907

Ty: I assume you measure power usage at the wall outlet. In that case, do not forget about the PSU (in)efficiency... Suppose that the efficiency around 100W is 70%, then the actual power usage of your components is about 80W. RAID card, GB ethernet, 4 sticks of ram, a few watts each and it'll add up...
by pyotr
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ITX boards with (digital) audio in?
Replies: 2
Views: 857

ITX boards with (digital) audio in?

The specifications of many ITX boards only list audio out, are there any that also do audio in? Preferably s/pdif?
by pyotr
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D510MO (Mount Olive) : 13watt Atom D510 mITX board
Replies: 26
Views: 26297

No DVI, no HDMI. :evil:
by pyotr
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Energy Efficiency?
Replies: 14
Views: 8559

Since a UPS is really just an AC-DC converter/battery charger/inverter and some switching, it seems like a poor design for today's PCs (since LCD monitors just need a DC supply). Seems like should do it AC-DC converter/battery charger/DC-DC converter (like a PicoPSU) to supply other computer voltag...
by pyotr
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New ASRock Ion with nvidia 9400
Replies: 4
Views: 2479

Hmpf, I gave up on Shuttle barebones (owned two) because of those pesky 20mm fans in the powersupply. Even replacing them with Pabst fans did not help much. (Shuttle has other barebones with larger fans, but those casings are larger too).
by pyotr
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Kontron´s Mini-ITX Atom board
Replies: 8
Views: 4040

Too bad it does not support 1920x1080 output :cry: I believe the US15W chipset supports this resolution, so it must be the SDVO Kontron is using that is the limiting factor.

I would love to see a Atom/US15W ITX board that is geared for HTPC / nettop use!
by pyotr
Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Shuttle's long awaited SD11G5 Pentium-M SFF
Replies: 74
Views: 55227

Looks real nice, though I think the streetprice will be too high compared to the competition. The AOpen MZ915-M retails for 324 euro for example. And, while not a SFF, a combination of the Antec P150 case and a mATX Pentium M board definately has it charms at 340 euro. Question to Rik: on "features"...