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by charonme
Wed May 15, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HTS1155LP with a PCIe card on a riser in a 1U rack case?
Replies: 5
Views: 2975

Re: HTS1155LP with a PCIe card on a riser in a 1U rack case?

why would you want to put a card on top of the CPU if there's room to the right. Exactly. *IF* there's room to the right... So is there? Would the HTS1155LP heatsink&fan and the card fit together on the side? If I could find a 1.XU case, I would gladly explore that possibility and would probably us...
by charonme
Tue May 14, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HTS1155LP with a PCIe card on a riser in a 1U rack case?
Replies: 5
Views: 2975

HTS1155LP with a PCIe card on a riser in a 1U rack case?

is there a way to make them fit together in a 1U rack case? Perhaps a mainboard like the DQ77KB could be so thin that the PCIe card could fit directly above it (with the HTS1155LP mounted on the CPU between the PCIe card and the mainboard)? Or is the HTS1155LP thin enough that the PCIe card could fi...
by charonme
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77DF vs DH77EB - power consumption
Replies: 17
Views: 22340

Re: DH77DF vs DH77EB - power consumption

dh77df, i3-3225, PicoPSU-120-WI-25, 2x4GB ddr3 corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9, 24GB mSATA A-DATA Premier Pro SP300 SSD, WD RED 3TB, 19V FSP 120AAC ac/dc brick, two 700RPM fans 30-40W during boot, 19W idle (with WD RED spinning) not including the losses on the ac/dc brick (I'm measuring the DC current on t...
by charonme
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard
Replies: 38
Views: 27584

Re: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard

Listener wrote:
JJ wrote:There's nothing inherently low power about the motherboard
19v power input rather than an ATX connector
yes, the 19V input is the most interesting thing on this board. Otherwise similar low-power ratings perhaps could be achieved on the DH77DF or DH77EB?
by charonme
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard
Replies: 38
Views: 27584

Re: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard

can the on-board power circuits handle 4 hdds?
by charonme
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Sugo SG09: SFF microATX Case
Replies: 4
Views: 7680

Re: SilverStone Sugo SG09: SFF microATX Case

I wonder if it's possible to suspend three 3.5'' HDDs instead of the ATX PSU...
by charonme
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77DF vs DH77EB - power consumption
Replies: 17
Views: 22340

Re: DH77DF vs DH77EB - power consumption

I'm deciding between these two too.
I'll probably use the pentium G630T cpu (a dual core 35W sandy bridge)
by charonme
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 & Reeven Vanxie CPU Coolers
Replies: 32
Views: 19936

Re: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 & Reeven Vanxie CPU Coolers

Is it a typo or am I missing something?
The big shuriken 2 spec says: "Combined Dimensions: 125 x 135 x 58 mm" and the fan's supposed to be 12mm
But on the second page it says "The cooler measures 125 x 38 x 135 mm"
shouldn't it be 58 - 12 = 46 ?
by charonme
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel DH77DF, finally a silent system
Replies: 6
Views: 6175

Re: Intel DH77DF, finally a silent system

how is your fan speed control with the Intel DH77DF? Can you control both 4pin pwm and regular 3pin fans with speedfan on it?
by charonme
Wed May 02, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Cooler
Replies: 65
Views: 79039

Re: Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Cooler

looks like it might be better than the big shuriken 2 rev.B (without fans) although it's a bit taller. I wonder how much it would stick out of the new lian-li pc-q12 case (without the fan). At least the big shuriken 2 would fit without sticking out
by charonme
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for a tiny ITX case (27x7x20cm)
Replies: 9
Views: 2042

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

the case looks great, except I don't think I could fit a 3.5'' HDD, a full size low profile heatsink and at least one 10x10cm radial blower in it. That's why I need one of the dimensions to be at least 27cm
by charonme
Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for a tiny ITX case (27x7x20cm)
Replies: 9
Views: 2042

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

thanks, I already considered the antec, but it's too small (248mmmm < 27cm)
I also went thru all the cases listed on mini-itx.com and they are all either too big or too small, the only one I liked is the Morex
by charonme
Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: big shuriken or axp-140?
Replies: 3
Views: 1654

Re: big shuriken or axp-140?

interesting, I was not aware there was a version 2 of big shuriken...
but I haven't found any comparison test yet

I know they were not designed to be passive, but they are the best low profile heatsinks under 7cm I could find. Before there was shuriken I used thermalright xp-120
by charonme
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for a tiny ITX case (27x7x20cm)
Replies: 9
Views: 2042

looking for a tiny ITX case (27x7x20cm)

I'm looking for a tiny mini ITX case, approx. 27(W)x7(H)x20(D)cm (inside)
So far I found coolmaster elite 100 and apevia x-fit-100, but they're too deep
No need for a PSU
by charonme
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: big shuriken or axp-140?
Replies: 3
Views: 1654

big shuriken or axp-140?

scythe big shuriken or thermalright axp-140 ? (<7cm height, low airflow, without cpu fan, using only case fans)
by charonme
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink
Replies: 38
Views: 22102

Re: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink

so this is like 10 degrees hotter than big shuriken
by charonme
Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD
Replies: 52
Views: 15514

Re: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD

too bad WD still uses that deceptive marketing/advertising regarding the rotational speeds :(
by charonme
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's 785G Chipset Boards: 780G Evolved
Replies: 69
Views: 38759

fan speed control

the 4pin cpu fan header works fine with 4pin fans via speed fan, even the 3pin system fan header can be controlled using linear dc mode, but I'm unable to slow down a 3pin fan on the 4pin cpu fan header.
by charonme
Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AC pwm fan vs. asrock's pwm "CPU Quiet fan"
Replies: 4
Views: 5285

non-PWM fan speed control

After successful usage of a 4pin pwm fan I was testing some 3 pin fans and I couldn't slow down the 3 pin fan on this motherboard with speedfan.
by charonme
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's 785G Chipset Boards: 780G Evolved
Replies: 69
Views: 38759

msi default voltage settings

any idea what are the default numeric voltage settings on the msi board and what exactly do they mean? I'm using an Athlon II X4 630

CPU VDD Voltage
CPU-NB VDD Voltage
CPU Voltage
CPU-NB Voltage
DRAM Voltage
NB Voltage
HT Link Voltage
SB Voltage
by charonme
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Mediacenter + PicoPSU
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

higher peak load for HDD startup

some pico psu models can withstand higher load ("peak load") for a short period of time (~60s), consult the manual for your model.
by charonme
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's 785G Chipset Boards: 780G Evolved
Replies: 69
Views: 38759

ah thanks for the explanation, I didn't consider that :oops:
by charonme
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's 785G Chipset Boards: 780G Evolved
Replies: 69
Views: 38759

sideport useless?

I'm wondering what is the sideport good for... When I set the IGP to use sideport mem only, is is unable to decode 1080p. When I switch to UMA+SidePort, everything works fine.
by charonme
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's 785G Chipset Boards: 780G Evolved
Replies: 69
Views: 38759

Re: weird MSI 785GM-E65 and drivers

charonme wrote:I'm fighting with AHCI. I'll post when I'll know more
there's a new ahci driver that finally works, I slipstreamed it with nlite to a new clean winxp installation (so no floppy was needed) and it works even with esata hotplugging! :)
by charonme
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini-ITX suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 4040

check this
alternatively, have you thought about 19'' rack cases?
what cpu heatsink are you going to use?
by charonme
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: can't find a short mATX 1u rack case :( EDIT:found! :)
Replies: 6
Views: 2214

got it!

I got the SC512L-260B
now I need a dremel... :roll:
by charonme
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: axial or radial?
Replies: 1
Views: 873

axial or radial?

I'd like to positive-pressurize my 1u case (something like this ) and I'm deciding between axial and radial fans. I know radial fans are noisier but are supposed to push more air in high-constrictive environments (like a 1u case). I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of silence but when I tried the BFB101...