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by Worker control
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: need advice on cpu cooler for antec isk-110
Replies: 8
Views: 6547

Re: need advice on cpu cooler for antec isk-110

flemeister wrote:The Scythe Kozuti won't extend over the edge of the Asus P8H77-I:

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f2 ... 565-5.html
It does seem to cover the PCI-E slot, unfortunately.
by Worker control
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low energy, silent home office PC
Replies: 8
Views: 2802

Re: Low energy, silent home office PC

I don't know if a Scythe Kozuti would be too wide for the DH61AG, but if it fits, a Kozuti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185167 with the DH61AG case/PSU/mobo kit http://www.mini-box.com/KIT-M350-INTEL-DH61AG-19V-160W with an Intel dual-core Sandy Bridge chip and an SSD lik...
by Worker control
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Disappointing performances from Scythe
Replies: 11
Views: 3401

Re: Disappointing performances from Scythe

I have a GT that I undervolt with a Scythe Kaze Master 5.25" bay fan controller, and it seems perfectly happy. I also have used such controllers with 92mm Scythe Kama Flex fans, and 120mm Scythe Slipstream fans, all without buzzing.
by Worker control
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking input on shopping cart
Replies: 7
Views: 1589

Re: Seeking input on shopping cart

If you'll be running a 64-bit operating system, I'd definitely spring for more RAM. It's so cheap now! And the OS's file cache in RAM is way faster than any disk.
by Worker control
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please comment on my ITX build
Replies: 12
Views: 3492

Re: Please comment on my ITX build

I'm building a similar machine at the moment, and the (little) Shuriken SCSK-1100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185097 on the Intel DH77DF http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121597 fits with a mm or two clearance next to the PCI-E slot, as far as I ca...
by Worker control
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: cheap-ish desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Re: cheap-ish desktop

I second the suggestion of a DH61AG Intel Mini-ITX board. You can get 2x8 GB SO-DIMM for around $100, so that's not a limitation. The board will cost $100-$130, shipped, and the brick around $40-$50 shipped. Great efficiency, and cheaper and easier than buying a separate Pico-PSU. I built a system o...
by Worker control
Thu May 31, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5
Replies: 45
Views: 20110

Re: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5

Just set up my "HIMURO-mini" with a "Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT 500GB 5400 RPM". It eliminated the idle whoosh/hum and greatly muffled the seeks. I could still hear an occasional noise that may be head unloading. I'm pleased. Oddly, it seems that it's designed for most of the padding to...
by Worker control
Fri May 25, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5
Replies: 45
Views: 20110

Re: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5

I have a "Himuro mini" order arriving in the next few days. I'll report what I find.
by Worker control
Thu May 24, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5
Replies: 45
Views: 20110

Re: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5

MikeC wrote:Scythe Himuro Mini Hard Disk Cooler looks like a replacement.
Thanks for the tip. Looks good.
by Worker control
Sat May 19, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5
Replies: 45
Views: 20110

Re: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5

Anyone have recommendations for a product that does something like this, one which is currently available in the US?
by Worker control
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Modded NSK 3480 gaming machine
Replies: 6
Views: 5654

Re: Modded NSK 3480 gaming machine

Nice!

Two questions:
1. Why leave the vent by the expansions slots open?
2. Are you using an intake filter?
by Worker control
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo with Xigmatek Gaia
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Antec Solo with Xigmatek Gaia

I'm using a 92mm Xigmatek tower with one Scythe Kama PWM 92, to cool a stock i5-2300, and it seems to work just fine.

Given an ambient 20C, CPUs idle at 33C, load at 53C.

Very quiet. This is in a Solo 1.
by Worker control
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for a tiny ITX case (27x7x20cm)
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: looking for a tiny ITX case (27x7x20cm)

http://www.mini-box.com/M350-universal-mini-itx-enclosure The M350 is about as small as you can get while still containing a hard drive. I recently built a system using this: http://www.mini-box.com/KIT-M350-INTEL-DH61AG-19V-160W together with an i3-2120T (stock cooler) and a Crucial m4. Hows your ...
by Worker control
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for a tiny ITX case (27x7x20cm)
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: looking for a tiny ITX case (27x7x20cm)

http://www.mini-box.com/M350-universal- ... -enclosure

The M350 is about as small as you can get while still containing a hard drive.

I recently built a system using this:
http://www.mini-box.com/KIT-M350-INTEL-DH61AG-19V-160W

together with an i3-2120T (stock cooler) and a Crucial m4.
by Worker control
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Would this system build work?
Replies: 8
Views: 2491

Re: Would this system build work?

* CASE: Antec Solo II * FANS: Intending to install two additional Antec True Quiet 120mm fans in addition to the one that comes with the case - all running on the LOW setting. Why this choice of fan? Why not Scythe Slipstreams? * CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K _or_ 2700K (w/ Zalman CNPS9900LED CPU cooler...
by Worker control
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 351149

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

LG L2000CP-BF 20" has an annoying buzz.

Samsung 204T 20" and 204B 20" are very quiet, but have been discontinued for some time. :(

In general, it's hard to find 1600x1200 20" monitors these days.
by Worker control
Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Help me find a case Please!
Replies: 56
Views: 16284

Re: Quiet, small performance build

mykez69 wrote:Hello, the cpu i have now is socket 775, bet my artic cooling wont fit onto the new cpu im planning to buy huh
You need a heatsink for "Socket 1155" or "Socket 1156". Sometimes adapter kits are available from heatsink manufacturers.
by Worker control
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Zotac ZBOX HD-ND22 replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 2596

Re: Zotac ZBOX HD-ND22 replacement

I have a ( windows-based for netflix ) TV setup with:
* Zotac IONITX-P-E
* Antec ISK 300-65
* Intel value 40G SSD

and it works great, though I didn't end up getting the case fan as quiet as I wanted, even with a fan swap.
by Worker control
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Help me find a case Please!
Replies: 56
Views: 16284

Re: Quite, small performance build

The reason I wanted a GPU was so that I could have dual monitor support, so have it hooked to my pc monitor and Sony LCD without the hassle of going behind the computer unplugging leads etc. ( To what I have read intel sandy brige igpus support dual monitor, but crosscheck that the mobo supports it...
by Worker control
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Small cpu cooler for Fractal Design Core 1000
Replies: 5
Views: 4069

Re: Small cpu cooler for Fractal Design Core 1000

Noctua has a nice tower cooler designed for just such situations: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=32&lng=en It is quiet and can pretty much handle any thermal load. And somehow manages to be around 1cm shorter than other 92mm-fan towers, thus actually fitting in this case!
by Worker control
Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My second, new sweet love....
Replies: 24
Views: 2741

Re: My second, new sweet love....

Cheaper Z68 mobo with internal USB 3 ($130 instead of $170): GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3

I think your CPU cooler is overkill; you could save money by going with a Xigmatek tower ($25 + fan swap).

If rebates are your thing, these have $40 in rebates available as well.
by Worker control
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet and small gaming machine
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Re: Quiet and small gaming machine

Arbutus wrote:If you intend to use the loud 180mm front fan you shouldn't waste money on getting quiet parts.
Didn't look so bad to the SPCR review:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1215-page6.html
by Worker control
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which case for a fanless system?
Replies: 17
Views: 3471

Re: Which case for a fanless system?

If you can drop the optical drive, or use a USB one when the need arises, then the M350 is the case for you: http://www.mini-box.com/M350-enclosure-with-picoPSU-80-and-60W-adapter That's assuming the power draw is under 60W, which was at least the case for the uATX version of this board: http://www....
by Worker control
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ATX Case + PSU advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2198

Re: ATX Case + PSU advice

What's wrong with the P182 that you already have? Mediocre intake airflow, due to lack of fan for "CPU area" and excessive plastic in the front (can be fixed by modding and not a problem in P183, but I would rather avoid using my dremel). I assume that you have removed the plastic slats panels in f...
by Worker control
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 280 OMG!
Replies: 40
Views: 21308

Re: Antec 280 OMG!

Definitely, including panels to block the unused fan mounts would be great. It's too bad that Antec seems to be giving up on the CP power supplies. They seem like a really good idea to me. This case doesn't seem like it would be a good match for a passive or semi-passive PSU. I guess the idea is tha...
by Worker control
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Controller recommendations for 3 & 4 pin fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: Fan Controller recommendations for 3 & 4 pin fans?

I use Kaze Masters (two different versions that are similar) in two builds, and they're fine. They look pretty IMO, and fit in nicely with the Solo color scheme. A fan failed on the older build recently, and the Kaze Master actually made an alarming tone, until I turned the fan knob off. I hadn't re...
by Worker control
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini ITX HTPC
Replies: 8
Views: 1346

Re: Mini ITX HTPC

Another board/CPU option would be an AMD E-350 board, which would save money, have worse CPU perf, and have better graphics. Boards on newegg are US $80-130, including both the mobo and the CPU.
by Worker control
Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide
Replies: 35
Views: 19936

Hybrid passive PSUs

I'm curious what you think about hybrid passive PSUs, such as the X-560. Would the separate-intake cases pose a problem, as you discussed here? "Coolermaster Silencio 550, which has a bottom PSU mounting position with an intake vent driectly below the PSU" The heat dissipated in the PSU in such a si...
by Worker control
Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, small-ish non-gaming build for Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: Quiet, small-ish non-gaming build for Linux

Stick with Sandy Bridge -- they're very impressive from a performance/power point of view. You don't say what sort of programming you're doing. If compiling will require a lot of compute cycles, and can use multiple cores, you should definitely get a quad-core, like you're talking about. The "i5" or...
by Worker control
Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low noise for gaming and work
Replies: 13
Views: 1818

Re: Low noise for gaming and work

I think it might be a challenge to keep the system quiet with a GTX 570 -- the anandtech review shows their test setup ( though with a less efficient CPU than you'll be using ) drawing 361W when playing Crysis. I'm not sure how many people on this board have experience building systems with that kin...