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by avithomas
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 113316

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

As for those holes: they are too small! you will need to drill them out a tiny bit (a fraction of a millimetre) in order to fit a pair of RP-SMA pigtails as they're called. Of course this will void your warranty (although, what kind of warranty can possibly be useful for a case without PSU?). Since...
by avithomas
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 113316

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

It seemed that screw I could turn down further than any of the others by a substantial margin and doing this would cause the motherboard to show a substantial amount of flexing. I backed off the screw and tightened the others a little bit more, so that they were all equal. Pressing down on the back ...
by avithomas
Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder
Replies: 62
Views: 42848

Re: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder

Besides, I don't even think you can, for example, buy the same Samsung PCIe SSD @512 GB retail anywhere. At least, I haven't seen it yet. As of this moment in time, the nMP is pretty unique. Maybe in a year or two you could build one with identical specs and components cheaper. Is mSATA the same PC...
by avithomas
Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 113316

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

Got my case today. The thing is very heavy. You really wouldn't want to drop it on your foot by accident. The MB I used was an ECS H87H3-TI. Everything fit with the MB face plate, but it was wicked tight. I feel pretty certain that the CPU sits flat because I applied the paste, put the MB in place, ...
by avithomas
Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder
Replies: 62
Views: 42848

Re: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder

Question is whether it is $3000-$4000 dollars of impressive.

What is the relative cost of building a similarly quiet and powerful PC with dual firepro or quadro cards?
by avithomas
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 113316

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

I've just assembled a setup with an Asus Q87T, am using the motherboard faceplate, as well as the motherboard screws, and resultantly have observed the same issue as Rotor. There's serious motherboard flex going on when I tighten the nuts of the cpu heatsink. Especially the nuts that face towards t...
by avithomas
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 113316

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

If you have problems with the fit of the Euler, you could try the Akasa Galileo. The heat pipes probably offer a lot more flexibility for the mounting. Edit: BTW, the Galileo used in the SPCR review is only $45 http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=47169. I know the cooling isn't ...
by avithomas
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: idle power consumption of i3 4130???
Replies: 2
Views: 4906

idle power consumption of i3 4130???

Hi,

I am trying to decide between i3 Haswell Brix S or Thin mini-itx+i3 4130+akasa euler. My main issue with Brix is they aren't fanless.

Does anyone know what kind of power consumption I can expect from the Thin mini-itx system? Especially interested in idle consumption.

Thanks.
by avithomas
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: need advice for SFF wallmount behind TV HTPC
Replies: 0
Views: 2860

need advice for SFF wallmount behind TV HTPC

I need a PC for wall mounting behind a 32" TV. Budget is $500 or less with OS included. Preferably less. I want the following features: + Wifi + 2.5 HDD bay (already have drive) + low power consumption + HDMI + Win 7 or Win 8 (Don't personally care which. I am familiar with both) + Quiet (which is w...
by avithomas
Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: sunon heatsink with mini pump
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

The reason I got the job had more to do with knowing the guy that had it before me then anything else. It was alot of fun and got to play with some cool stuff. I think you could probably do it without knowing that much math; The guy before me was a great guy but not very strong intellectually. I now...
by avithomas
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: sunon heatsink with mini pump
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

I wouldnt call this a review but the claims sound reasonable...
http://www.vr-zone.com/index.php?i=3544

they claim 25dB, 8dB quiter then stock intel HS, and 6 degrees cooler running at 54c w/ an intel P4 660. I am interested to know how far away they were when measure the noise level.
by avithomas
Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: sunon heatsink with mini pump
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

About water for cooling... I spent my internship working at the General Atomics DIII-D national fusion facility engineering water cooling systems to taim the heat of an experimental fusion reactor. What I have to say is this. Water is great for cooling. There might be better more exotic stuff but wa...