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by Listener
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: will my i5-2400 HD Graphics 2000 be enough for higher res?
Replies: 3
Views: 1969

will my i5-2400 HD Graphics 2000 be enough for higher res?

I'm thinking of moving to a new 23+ inch monitor. My personal desktop PC has an Intel i5-2400 CPU which has integrated HD 2000 graphics. (I also have a PC dedicated to music playback with an Intel G530 CPU and integrated HD Graphics. I use a KVM switch to control both PCs from one set of keyboard, m...
by Listener
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard
Replies: 38
Views: 27759

Re: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard

Just got rid of the i5-3470. Next attempt will be with the i7-3770S. If I power the board with a 130W Dell power supply, will it be sufficient to power up 2 x HGST 5K4000 4 TB drives and 2 x WD Green 2 TB drives? If it's impossible, I could keep the HGST drives external, or go for the WD Green WD20...
by Listener
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard
Replies: 38
Views: 27759

Re: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard

This seems like an odd product to review for SPCR. There's nothing inherently low power about the motherboard, and more traditionally arranged socket 1155 mini-ITX boards may be more suitable for the typical desktop build. This motherboard seems very relevant to me: mini-ITX form factor, mSATA slot...
by Listener
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX
Replies: 48
Views: 32792

Re: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX

The Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX has finally shown up at newegg.com for $ 70. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151115 Before I can buy one, I need to figure out: - an adapter to mount it in a case intended - A way to connect the fan inlet to the bottom vent opening on ...
by Listener
Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: lower price IvyBridge CPUs coming out something soon?
Replies: 29
Views: 7669

Re: lower price IvyBridge CPUs coming out something soon?

The XBit CPU Burn and GPU burn tests were of interest to me.

G620 - G20T use
CPU burn: 6.7 W
GPU burn: 1.9 W

combined: 8.6 W

Bill
by Listener
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: power supply test at anandtech.com
Replies: 22
Views: 7450

Re: power supply test at anandtech.com

Ralf Hutter wrote:
Listener wrote:
Are you the moderator or do you just play one?

Bill
No, he's not, but I AM.

And I'd suggest that if this thread doesn't get/stay on topic very soon it will be locked or deleted.
I posted a link to information I considered good. Talk to Pappnaas who thread crapped.

Bill
by Listener
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: power supply test at anandtech.com
Replies: 22
Views: 7450

Re: power supply test at anandtech.com

m0002a wrote:
Listener wrote:Perhaps you could present your criteria for power supplies to be included in this forum.
When a fist-fight breaks out, then the thread belongs in the off-topic section.
Are you the moderator or do you just play one?

Bill
by Listener
Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: lower price IvyBridge CPUs coming out something soon?
Replies: 29
Views: 7669

Re: lower price IvyBridge CPUs coming out something soon?

@ HFat and CA_Steve: Thanks for all the good posts. @ CA_Steve: Thanks for the link to the digitalversus review. I had high expectations when I clicked on the graph for power consumption graphs. "Image currently unavailable...". Well, nothing's perfect. The 10 watts difference seems more reasonable ...
by Listener
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: lower price IvyBridge CPUs coming out something soon?
Replies: 29
Views: 7669

Re: lower price IvyBridge CPUs coming out something soon?

Here's a comparison of the G620 vs 620T @ Anandtech . 4W difference in load power, 1.5W diff at idle (via Bench ), performance hit in line with the clock frequency drop. My concern with that test relates to the use of the Radeon graphics card for the power test. The integrated graphics portion of t...
by Listener
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: power supply test at anandtech.com
Replies: 22
Views: 7450

Re: power supply test at anandtech.com

Without speaking to the "quality" of the descriptions or tests referenced on the link above, it is obvious that it is not geared to quiet computing, so this entire thread should be moved to the Off Topic section. No one ever claimed that quiet computing is cheap. I started this thread with a link t...
by Listener
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: lower price IvyBridge CPUs coming out something soon?
Replies: 29
Views: 7669

Re: lower price IvyBridge CPUs coming out something soon?

I don't see why you'd be concerned with BIOS bugs at this point. The G530 is cheaper and there's very little difference in TDP with the G630T (for the upteenth time, Intel's ratings are for the whole line, not for individual CPUs). In case you have a 50W power supply or something and want really lo...
by Listener
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: power supply test at anandtech.com
Replies: 22
Views: 7450

Re: power supply test at anandtech.com

I'm no native speaker, your pun backfired and i find it offending. It wasn't a pun. I found your wild overstatement offensive and I let you know. The anandtech reviewer provided useful information. You have provided nothing useful. > Would you accept any car comparison that doesn't contain the leng...
by Listener
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: lower price IvyBridge CPUs coming out something soon?
Replies: 29
Views: 7669

Re: lower price IvyBridge CPUs coming out something soon?

Thanks for the crystal ball reading. Hmmm, December. For my dedicated MusicPC, a low end processor like the G630T would be fine. Plenty of CPU power and the application doesn't require 3D graphics. A low TDP would let me make desirable choices for case and CPU heatsink fan. I think that picking a B7...
by Listener
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: power supply test at anandtech.com
Replies: 22
Views: 7450

Re: power supply test at anandtech.com

Pappnaas wrote:
Listener wrote:
Are you familiar with the word tantrum?
You're trying to make fun of me? Or just a casual insult?
The article didn't contain one specification that mattered to you so you pronounced the entire article to be totally worthless. It certainly sounded like a tantrum to me.
by Listener
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: power supply test at anandtech.com
Replies: 22
Views: 7450

Re: power supply test at anandtech.com

I think this test is totally worthless. As i pointed out before to anandtech author, he deliberatly omitted the physical measurements of the tested psus. What is a test worth, when the author refuses to do his homework? What use does such a test have, when i have to look up by myself if this psu wo...
by Listener
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: lower price IvyBridge CPUs coming out something soon?
Replies: 29
Views: 7669

lower price IvyBridge CPUs coming out something soon?

I'm waiting for the release of low end Ivy Bridge CPUs. For one application, I want something with a low TDB like a Sandy Bridge G630T and for the other, something like an i2100.

Bill
by Listener
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: power supply test at anandtech.com
Replies: 22
Views: 7450

power supply test at anandtech.com

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6013/3504 ... cheap-psus

The Corsiar and FSP units look interesting. It is good that the power supplies were tested at 5% and 10% load levels.

Bill
by Listener
Tue May 29, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX
Replies: 48
Views: 32792

Re: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX

Thanks, Mike.
by Listener
Tue May 22, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX
Replies: 48
Views: 32792

Re: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX

Can this power supply be purchased (Q1) in the USA? I can't find it on Newegg.com.
by Listener
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fanless, slim, aluminum chassis
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Re: Fanless, slim, aluminum chassis

so what is it?
by Listener
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I want a small tower case for a uATC board
Replies: 12
Views: 4870

Re: I want a small tower case for a uATC board

Abula wrote:
Listener wrote:PerformancePCs.com seems to be gone.
Wrong typing, http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php
A useful site. Thanks.

Bill
by Listener
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I want a small tower case for a uATC board
Replies: 12
Views: 4870

Re: I want a small tower case for a uATC board

You can do anything you want with addon cables from PerformancePCs.com FSP has a good reputation for power supplies. The fan adjusts it speed according to the load. The PSU is of sufficiently low cost it is worth experimenting with before spending money on a PicoPSU. There is not a lot of room for ...
by Listener
Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I want a small tower case for a uATC board
Replies: 12
Views: 4870

Re: I want a small tower case for a uATC board

I also think it`s worth looking into the pico psu. ... Fsp apparently makes some good 12v power bricks, you might want to look at the pico psu roundup at johnguru.com for more details. Anyway, with this option you do have some significant advantages: a lot less weight and superior power efficiency ...
by Listener
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I want a small tower case for a uATC board
Replies: 12
Views: 4870

I want a small tower case for a uATC board

I'm thinking about my next personal PC and I have not found case case that looks just right. Tower rather than desktop or HTPC form factor. uATX or mini-ITX motherboard emphasis on quiet rather than cooling I'll use a Sandy Bridge i3 2100 or i5 2400 CPU and integrated graphics I'll start with room f...
by Listener
Mon May 23, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs
Replies: 48
Views: 24449

Re: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs

"This has been our biggest criticism of these specialty low power processors — you can create your own with simple undervolting on a decent motherboard." I don't think you can undervolt with an H67 based motherboard. I don't see the point to comparing the lower TDP CPU versions to regular CPU chips ...
by Listener
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo upgrade soon?
Replies: 71
Views: 22662

Re: Antec Solo upgrade soon?

Antec_Rep, I have one Antec Solo case at present. The power button broke and needed to be glued together again. I hope a redesign will include sturdier power and reset buttons. I'm pretty satisfied with the case as is. A quieter case fan would be good. I expect to buy 3 more Solo cases within a year...
by Listener
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gateway EC1803h: Netbook or Ultra-portable?
Replies: 24
Views: 11669

I, for one, am really not interested in reviewing netbooks. ... IMO, answering the question of the article intro, this Gateway/Acer is not a netbook but a new class of laptop -- low power, long mobile life, slim/light and good enough CPU power. If we could get a steady stream of CULV laptops throug...
by Listener
Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a silent dedicated Music server?
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

some thoughts from my experience

I built a dedicated PC for audio playback about 3 years ago. I've ripped my collection of ~2500 CDs and have the tags in place. It all runs smoothly without any audio glitches or significant problems. I continue to read the audio forums and the PC component forums like this one. Some thoughts from m...