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by Gramkow
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Haswell comes to NUC
Replies: 34
Views: 19852

Re: Haswell comes to NUC

Intel's NUC product pages has been updated with both i5 and i3 Haswell models with 2.5" drive support...

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ ... rview.html

/ Gramkow
by Gramkow
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Haswell comes to NUC
Replies: 34
Views: 19852

Re: Haswell comes to NUC

Actually what has been stated is that it will be less expensive than the current Haswell lineup, and based on the Bay Trail platform. http://hexus.net/tech/news/systems/60085-exclusive-intel-launch-139-bay-trail-nucs-q1-2014/ At least that particular model will likely not have the mSATA port on the ...
by Gramkow
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard (Celeron 847)
Replies: 11
Views: 22955

Re: Asus C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard (Celeron 847)

Got hold of a PicoPSU 90 and tried that with the C8HM70-I/HDMI board, to see if the Akasa DC-DC board was to blame for the poor efficiency. It isn't. Compared to the DC-DC board in the Akasa, the PicoPSU cut less than one watt off the idle power usage. Both tested with a class V AC adapter. Regards,...
by Gramkow
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard (Celeron 847)
Replies: 11
Views: 22955

Re: Asus C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard (Celeron 847)

It's a fair argument. However the current configuration suits the intended purpose just fine for now :-)

Mighty tempted to get a PicoPSU to test with though ... Vicotnik, you have a few of these and live in Scandinavia as well - where do you source yours (including power bricks) ?

Regards,
Gramkow
by Gramkow
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard (Celeron 847)
Replies: 11
Views: 22955

Re: Asus C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard (Celeron 847)

Well, personally I am quite happy with the power draw figures, especially considering the cost of the system as it stands now: Motherboard with CPU €80 SODIMM 4GB stick €20 60GB SSD €40 on sale :) Akasa Crypto case 60W €80 including the Scythe 50mm fan Total system cost was apx. €220 including shipp...
by Gramkow
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard (Celeron 847)
Replies: 11
Views: 22955

Re: Asus C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard (Celeron 847)

UPDATE Got the motherboard and SSD fitted into the Akasa Crypto case today. Replaced the Akasa 50mm system fan with a Scythe Mini Kaze (SY501012M) and put a resistor cable on it - 9 or 7V, haven't measured. It is inaudible at that voltage but still moves a decent amount of air - certainly significan...
by Gramkow
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard (Celeron 847)
Replies: 11
Views: 22955

Re: Asus C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard (Celeron 847)

Tested it briefly over the weekend - the PSU I am using currently is only 80 Plus certified, so efficiency at really low loads isn't too good, so I won't go by those numbers. I have an Akasa Crypto case with external 60W PSU arriving later this week - will test again when I get it fitted into that. ...
by Gramkow
Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard (Celeron 847)
Replies: 11
Views: 22955

Asus C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard (Celeron 847)

Came across this when I was browsing for a Mini-ITX board for the in-laws MCE, and it seemed too interesting to pass by - only one in stock :) Information on this board seems pretty scarce, Asus's website doesn't even have a product page for the HDMI-equipped variant yet. Only difference seems to be...
by Gramkow
Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q25 Mini iTX
Replies: 9
Views: 17074

Re: Lian Li PC-Q25 Mini iTX

Okay, finally found the time to sit down and share my experience with the PC-Q25 ... waiting for a RAID rebuild :wink: I have been using a PC-Q25 for my WHS 2011 build for apx. 6 months now. It took over WHS duty from a Lian Li PC-Q08 which I was pretty satisfied with. My main issues with using the ...
by Gramkow
Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A quiet multi-disk file server that will idle <35 watts
Replies: 41
Views: 4103

Re: A quiet multi-disk file server that will idle <35 watts

Hi there, for a low-powered file server, the Supermicro X7SPA-HF will be a great choice. I've owned both the D510 and D525 versions of that board. For stability and ease of use, especially in a Mini-ITX form factor, nothing comes close: - Intel NICs onboard (2 of them) - Onboard IPMI with IP-KVM fun...
by Gramkow
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q09B Sandy Bridge HTPC build
Replies: 8
Views: 11023

Re: Lian Li PC-Q09B Sandy Bridge HTPC build

CA_Steve wrote:..it could be the internal DC-DC supply that sucks, too.
Spot on. Tried testing the brick on its own (not connected to the PC) - less than 0,2 watts in standby. So it's the internal DC-DC that's sucking power.

Might look at switching that around - perhaps fit a PicoPSU ?

/ Gramkow
by Gramkow
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q09B Sandy Bridge HTPC build
Replies: 8
Views: 11023

Re: Lian Li PC-Q09B Sandy Bridge HTPC build

Okay, was able to retest with a new (German built, expensive) power meter. It would appear that the power brick supplied with the PC-Q09 is just not very good :( In 'off' state, the box draws between 1,5 and 2,5 watts. That's quite a lot in my book. The machine idles at around 32-36 watts (Windows d...
by Gramkow
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q09B Sandy Bridge HTPC build
Replies: 8
Views: 11023

Re: Lian Li PC-Q09B Sandy Bridge HTPC build

30+W idle is high. I agree completely, and suspect that my cheap and nasty power meter is at least partly to blame ... Anyhow, a new (far more expensive) power meter is on order (which can measure down to 0,2W load), so we'll see if that agrees with the old one :-) As for the power brick, I have a ...
by Gramkow
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q09B Sandy Bridge HTPC build
Replies: 8
Views: 11023

Re: Lian Li PC-Q09B Sandy Bridge HTPC build

A couple of extra pictures - apologize for the poor quality. http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/9274/pcq09c.jpg With a soda can for size comparison http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/528/pcq09b.jpg Another exterior shot http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3316/pcq09a.jpg Took a look at some of the pict...
by Gramkow
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q09B Sandy Bridge HTPC build
Replies: 8
Views: 11023

Lian Li PC-Q09B Sandy Bridge HTPC build

Finally found a little time to gather my notes on this build. This is a small box intended to sit (preferably quietly) on a shelf doing HTPC duty. TV tuners and file storage is accessed over the network, so add-in cards and lots of disks are not needed. Components used: Lian Li PC-Q09B case: Small, ...
by Gramkow
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New BIOS available for Foxconn H67S - Version A41F1P01 07/22
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Re: New BIOS available for Foxconn H67S - Version A41F1P01 0

Caseking in Germany has it in stock ... and they ship to Norway. Probably a bit easier than sourcing it from across the pond...

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/Mai ... 16004.html

Regards,
Lars
by Gramkow
Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q25 Mini iTX
Replies: 9
Views: 17074

Re: Lian Li PC-Q25 Mini iTX

Got a PC-Q25 on order for my WHS 2011 box. Will report back on the experience when I have it up and running.

/ Gramkow
by Gramkow
Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silverstone Grandia GD05 isn't quiet
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: Silverstone Grandia GD05 isn't quiet

I have a GD05 myself. The 120mm fans fitted as standard in the case cannot be called quiet if they are run at 12V. If the builder of the system used the fan power splitter which is included with the case, they are indeed running at 12V. However, I find them really, really quiet if you drop them down...
by Gramkow
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q25 Mini iTX
Replies: 9
Views: 17074

Re: Lian Li PC-Q25 Mini iTX

I like this case a lot, to be honest. I have a couple of PC-Q08 cases, which are used for Home Server builds. Since I tend to use the 5.25" bay for hard drives as well, the lack of an optical drive slot is no deal breaker IMO. With a 3.5" drive in the optical bay on the PC-Q08, that can fit 7 standa...
by Gramkow
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ISK300-150, Foxconn H67S, Sandy Bridge Pentium G620T build
Replies: 19
Views: 14090

Re: ISK300-150, Foxconn H67S, Sandy Bridge Pentium G620T bui

As promised, some temperature and power measurements, as well as a short 1080p playback test to determine suitability for Blu-Ray playback when used as an HTPC. The idle power usage was a bit of a letdown, but I suspect that the 150W PSU in the ISK300-150 has pretty poor efficiency at the idle load ...
by Gramkow
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ISK300-150, Foxconn H67S, Sandy Bridge Pentium G620T build
Replies: 19
Views: 14090

Re: ISK300-150, Foxconn H67S, Sandy Bridge Pentium G620T bui

Actually, the G620T was cheaper than the non-T version when I got it, so it was really a no-brainer. The included HSF is a pretty tiny part.

/ Gramkow
by Gramkow
Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ISK300-150, Foxconn H67S, Sandy Bridge Pentium G620T build
Replies: 19
Views: 14090

ISK300-150, Foxconn H67S, Sandy Bridge Pentium G620T build

Finally got time to take some snaps and do a short writeup of a recent build. The machine in question is a mITX build for a family member, where it will be used as an HTPC. It will replace an old Acer Revo 3600 (single-core Atom), which is horribly slow, and not really up to the task of recording du...
by Gramkow
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX Sandy Bridge gaming build...
Replies: 10
Views: 2871

Re: Mini-ITX Sandy Bridge gaming build... NH-C14 questions

NH-C14 with only the lower fan fitted is what I am aiming for. Did some more rough estimation on the Asus P8H67-I Deluxe, and I think the NH-C14 will actually fit - with the "short" side of the heatsink oriented towards the PCI-E slot. Can anybody with an NH-C14 provide the measurement for the "over...
by Gramkow
Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX Sandy Bridge gaming build...
Replies: 10
Views: 2871

Re: Mini-ITX Sandy Bridge gaming build...

Clearance is about 110 millimeters for the HSF, so the HR-02 and similar are not an option (160 mm height for the HR-02). As for Noctua - can't see any of the current Noctua top-down models being able to fit an H67 (or H55) mITX board with the standard CPU socket placement near to the graphics card ...
by Gramkow
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX Sandy Bridge gaming build...
Replies: 10
Views: 2871

Mini-ITX Sandy Bridge gaming build...

I am currently planning a Mini-ITX Sandy Bridge build (quad-core) mainly for gaming purposes. Intend to use a PC-Q08 for the system. Not too happy with the socket placement of most of the socket 1155 Mini-ITX boards I've seen so far, but then I stumbled across this: http://www.foxconnchannel.com/pro...
by Gramkow
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Replies: 20
Views: 9100

Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

I own both a Q07 and the PC-V354 - no issues with misaligned I/O shields on any of them.

Actually quite happy with both of the systems :-)

/ Lars
by Gramkow
Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Micro SATA, what a stupid idea
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Re: Micro SATA, what a stupid idea

Will gladly take part in the kicking... would be a nice way to pass the time while waiting for a Micro-SATA adapter for my new WHS build.. :evil:

/ Gramkow
by Gramkow
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Home Server Build Guide
Replies: 137
Views: 49053

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

[quote="Monkeh16"][quote="Ninjackn"]A multiport external eSATA enclosure such as the icydock seems like overkill when a single harddrive dock can be had from ~20-40 USD. Plus the individual drives are easier to store in something like a fireproof safe. Is there some benefit i'm not aware of when usi...
by Gramkow
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Home Server Build Guide
Replies: 137
Views: 49053

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

Very interesting series of articles. Would be interested in seeing the gaming build with a GTX460 using the stock cooler - which is pretty damn quiet IMO - currently running an EVGA 768MB version in an SG01 myself.

Regards,
Lars
by Gramkow
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone ST40F-ES - Noise level ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2079

Silverstone ST40F-ES - Noise level ?

Hi there. A little background: I am currently in the process of putting together an extra WHS build for the new Home Server Vail. Have decided on a Lian Li PC-Q07 case, since the build will be using either iSCSI or eSATA for the primary storage pool. The box is going to be fitted with an Asus Hummin...