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by AznJason
Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New Gaming Rig
Replies: 0
Views: 2457

New Gaming Rig

New build I just threw together. Nice specs but nothing outrageous from a noise perspective. Case: Fractal Design Define Mini Processor: Intel Core i7-3770k Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene-Z RAM: 4 x Kingston 8GB DDR3-1600 SSD: 2 x 256GB Samsung 830 (RAID-0) HDD: 2 TB Western Digital WD20EARX BD-RO...
by AznJason
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray
Replies: 23
Views: 15206

Re: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray

Well, a 90-degree cable usually goes "down" (towards the circuit board of the laptop drive), so I can't envision it working with the screw mounts in the middle of the board since that means that the plugs wouldn't be close enough to the edge of the tray for a 90-degree cable. Either way, I'd still t...
by AznJason
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray
Replies: 23
Views: 15206

Re: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray

If the drive mounts on the bottom of the tray, then I guess that means 90-degree SATA cables won't work, right?

I can probably pick one up just for the possibilities of doing something fun in the future. :)
by AznJason
Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray
Replies: 23
Views: 15206

Re: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray

mushbert wrote:Hi joemadeus, do you still have one of these you'd like to sell?

@AznJason: It appears you would screw the drive to the holes on the right side of the motherboard (3rd photo).
Only two screws?
by AznJason
Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray
Replies: 23
Views: 15206

Re: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray

Where would the 2.5" drive go?
by AznJason
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: File server needs silencing
Replies: 9
Views: 3341

Re: File server needs silencing

I replaced the fan on my Areca ARC-1880i with a Scythe Mini-Kaze. I needed new screws to mount it, but it did a good job. My temps went up from ~41C to ~50C but the noise became infinitely better.
by AznJason
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 122813

Re: 130W ATX power supply fanless + 120W AC adapter 69$

i think i'm going to buy one of these to see if it can support a powered pci-express card (passive radeon 5750). i don't really mind if it can't, since i can just run without the video card if needs be, but it's piqued my curiosity. the plan is to use the two molex connectors (on the 20-pin cable a...
by AznJason
Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal Design Mini build plans
Replies: 26
Views: 3529

Re: Fractal Design Mini build plans

I've been keeping an eye out for the Define Mini myself and I just saw it available on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811352011.
by AznJason
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define Mini
Replies: 63
Views: 42574

Re: Fractal Design Define Mini

stardusk wrote:Has it an motherboard connector for usb3 or do you have to use a usb3 port at the back?
Based on sneaker's picture: Image

It looks like a proper plug instead of one you route out the back and plug in to a rear USB port.
by AznJason
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Vertex 2 - which version do I have?
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: Vertex 2 - which version do I have?

It's a 120 GB and it shows up as 111 GB. But then it could be both 1) and 3). So which is it? Depends on when you got it. The toolbox will only show that it has a 32Gbit die size. Realistically, if you got it late last year, it should be 32/34nm. If you got it just now, it's probably 25nm. There's ...
by AznJason
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Vertex 2 - which version do I have?
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: Vertex 2 - which version do I have?

I recently bought a OCZ Vertex 2. As far as I understand, there are three versions of this drive: 1) The original 34nm version 2) The controversial first 25nm version that was slower and had less usable space 3) The updated 25nm version that is supposed to be as fast as the original and have the sa...
by AznJason
Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo Build
Replies: 11
Views: 5348

Re: Antec Solo Build

but getting everything to work with a power brick and two Winmates was a PAIN! What was the problem? Was it the winmates or was it something else? Mostly it was that there wasn't much space free for the winmates. I could only put one along the bottom of the case (since I had 2 2.5" drives) and then...
by AznJason
Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo Build
Replies: 11
Views: 5348

Re: Antec Solo Build

Nice build, very powerful! How's the noise level on that EVGA GTX 560? The GTX 560 is pretty good, although it's still the loudest fan in my box. The soft-mounted Samsung HD204UI's generate a little more hum than it though. Any chance you could mention the model of heatsink you used? Looks like a 1...
by AznJason
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo Build
Replies: 11
Views: 5348

Re: Antec Solo Build

What does this computer do besides being completely bad ass? I've never seen so many cores and such a powerful GPU used together. Are you doing some sort of odd number crunching that uses CUDA extensions? Don't know... haven't thought that far ahead. After my previous build 5 years ago using a Cubi...
by AznJason
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo Build
Replies: 11
Views: 5348

Antec Solo Build

Here's the spread (well, most of it): http://oi54.tinypic.com/2irrklf.jpg CPUs and RAM on: http://oi55.tinypic.com/24pvqqr.jpg Outside the box testing: http://oi54.tinypic.com/2llezx1.jpg Finished! http://oi55.tinypic.com/64gz8n.jpg http://oi54.tinypic.com/2uzuf09.jpg Specs: Case: Antec Solo Power S...
by AznJason
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is Corsair AX850 going to be enough..?
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Is Corsair AX850 going to be enough..?

It should be. I'll be running Dual X5650's (not overclocked) on an AX750 and it should be fine too. Just for kicks, punch your stuff into http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
by AznJason
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 8 gigs beats 4 gigs [thread on probabtion]
Replies: 44
Views: 8108

You make me want to finish my computer... well, more like start... all I have is the RAM so far, and a lot of it. 24 gigs. Sounds like it'll be as fun as I think it'll be.
by AznJason
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu87+ 500W 80Plus Gold
Replies: 43
Views: 20899

Is it just me or does the review now show the Seasonic X-400's review...?
by AznJason
Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gelid Slim Silence & Prolimatech Samuel 17 LP CPU Cooler
Replies: 12
Views: 6285

Is the Samuel 17 a perfect fit for a Sugo SG05? The 71mm height seems to fit perfectly under the 78mm clearance of a SG05. Even more clearance if you use a Scythe 120x12mm fan.
by AznJason
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC-Q07 Gaming System + PICOPSU?
Replies: 7
Views: 4689

Au contraire, you could always make the 5750 work. :D http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=58471 I don't really recommend it, but it's pretty sweet when finished. I didn't use a picoPSU for my setup though... did the whole dual-winmates setup, which was good because my max draw runs ...
by AznJason
Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Astec 12V / 24A as external AC/DC adapter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

I had something like that hooked up to my picoPSU for a while. At some point (over time) the picoPSU fried and almost took the MB with it.
by AznJason
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nightjar is silent & operates at 100.00% efficiency - Re
Replies: 8
Views: 1872

Can't plug it in if you haven't taken it out of the box... :roll:
by AznJason
Mon May 17, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Converting two-slot backplate to one-slot
Replies: 16
Views: 3634

Sweet looking system! What are the specs of the rest of your system? It puts my Q07 to shame. If I could make a suggestion, I recommend using some modder's mesh to cover the ATX PSU area, as it looks pretty clean indeed. Just cut some to size and use some nuts and bolts to attach it to the silver P...
by AznJason
Mon May 17, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Converting two-slot backplate to one-slot
Replies: 16
Views: 3634

Nice hackery! So it looks like you cut the pins going to the top connector, then desoldered them from the back as well. Is that right? I'm also interested in your dual PSU setup. I'm no electrical engineer. Are there any electrical issues to be aware of in using two power supplies in a single syste...
by AznJason
Sun May 16, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Converting two-slot backplate to one-slot
Replies: 16
Views: 3634

The 5750 has a TDP of 86W if I'm not mistaken. With two Winmates you'll have 260W. Depends on what brick you're using of course but two Winmates is quite a lot if you ask me. I would still go for the PowerColor Go!Green 5750 and mod it though. If you do, please post a picture. :) Backplate Off: htt...
by AznJason
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Mounting a Winmate?
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

I was contemplating using these with double-sided tape. Any downside to doing it? I could avoid drilling holes by using it.
by AznJason
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless 130W ATX PSU with 120W AC adapter *Video.
Replies: 186
Views: 149083

electrodacus wrote: Sorry, I will build the cables and by next week they will be on sale as a kit.
Did you list these yet? I'm not in a rush, so no need to hurry, but I also don't want to miss out when you do sell them. :)
by AznJason
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Converting two-slot backplate to one-slot
Replies: 16
Views: 3634

The 5750 has a TDP of 86W if I'm not mistaken. With two Winmates you'll have 260W. Depends on what brick you're using of course but two Winmates is quite a lot if you ask me. I would still go for the PowerColor Go!Green 5750 and mod it though. If you do, please post a picture. :) Based on the way e...
by AznJason
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Converting two-slot backplate to one-slot
Replies: 16
Views: 3634

I know there are single row connector cards, but I will be working with a limited amount of power (2xWinmates) so I probably can't get away with a card that has a PCI-E Power connector.
by AznJason
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Converting two-slot backplate to one-slot
Replies: 16
Views: 3634

I'm going to put it into a Q07 , which has space underneath the slot, but only one slot. I'll probably desolder it rather than hacking it off, but I'll give removing the port and trying to keep the pins spaced apart with an eraser or something so it resembles a blocked off port before doing that. Al...