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by mbf
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Xeon E3-1230 V2
Replies: 33
Views: 32811

Re: Xeon E3-1230 V2

Personally i would go with server board with xeon cpu, but that just me, supermicro and tyan would be my top pics for it. If you want a none server board that has on board audio and that supports xeon, that will also allow to use the built in GPU (like P3000 on the Xeon e3-1235) is the ASUS P8B WS ...
by mbf
Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Xeon E3-1230 V2
Replies: 33
Views: 32811

Re: Xeon E3-1230 V2

I didn't in any way claim that Xeons are inferior to consumer Core i CPUs. In fact I believe it's quite the contrary. I was merely questioning the prudence in pairing a workstation/server CPU with a consumer motherboard since you (to a certain extent) lose out on the strengths of the Xeon CPU, namel...
by mbf
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Xeon E3-1230 V2
Replies: 33
Views: 32811

Re: Xeon E3-1230 V2

I'm not sure why you would want to look at an Ivy Bridge-based Xeon and then pair it with a consumer motherboard. You'll lose the features that differentiate the Xeon series from the regular Core i series, namely ECC memory support. You might as well go for the equivalent consumer version. Of course...
by mbf
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is Lian Li PC-B10 silent?
Replies: 24
Views: 21686

I contacted Lian Li about the missing dust filters and also the cheap feet (unlike the originally shown "hifi-type" feet) on the PC-B10. I was told that all these things were rectified in models manufactured after August 2009. Hope that helps. By the way, I actually find the PC-P50 very intriguing a...
by mbf
Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 102592

<OT> I know, but I don't really like any of them except for the new X1000. And that one would rock with an added door. Mailed Lian Li about it and they'll look into it. In the mean time I'm contemplating the Lancool K56. I've this idea that it could be quiet with the mesh front if there's no front f...
by mbf
Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 102592

I don't have an issue with the added height. Depth is my problem... :)

Thanks for laying out the figures, by the way. Quick thinking!
by mbf
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 102592

Great looking case with one serious flaw (for me). With a depth of about 65 cm it's about 15 cm too deep for me. :( Not sure where you got that number, but the FT02 will be about 61.6cm deep. Sorry, this is still too deep for you. :( I stand corrected! Don't know where I read about the 65 cm. :oops...
by mbf
Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 102592

Great looking case with one serious flaw (for me). With a depth of about 65 cm it's about 15 cm too deep for me. :(
by mbf
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: PSU placement in case
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Thank you all for your input and especially MikeC for providing some interesting reading material. :)
by mbf
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: PSU placement in case
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

PSU placement in case

Of late the PSU mounting position has moved from the top to the bottom in many cases. A trend that probably started with the Antec P180. My question is fairly simple, although the answer(s) might not be: How important for cooling, noise and so forth is the bottom PSU mounting position in a case? Is ...
by mbf
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone read/speak German?
Replies: 10
Views: 3006

Sorry, I meant the site in the very first post :) The c't is behind a paywall... Oh, I thought you were dissing c't... :) Me too. Err, and actually I fail to see why your translation is better ;) Kewl, two Germans meeting in a Canadian forum. :) I'm living in Denmark, by the way. As for the origina...
by mbf
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone read/speak German?
Replies: 10
Views: 3006

I doubt that site is very reliable. It reads like an advertisement, and then there are gems like Durch spezielle Bauteile und eine neue Motorengeneration soll es weder elektrische noch magnetische Geräusche geben. which translates roughly (too early for me to worry about style) to Electrical and m...
by mbf
Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone read/speak German?
Replies: 10
Views: 3006

German c't magazine (issue 15/2009 if I recall correctly) tested them against fans from Scythe, Noctua and NoiseBlocker amongst others and they came out on top (they also had good things to say about the Sharkoon Silent Eagle fans). EDIT: Here're the fans, they tested (according to this ): Sharkoon ...
by mbf
Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lancool Dark Armor K60
Replies: 2
Views: 2964

I'm latching on to this thread since I also look at one of the new "Dragonlord" cases for my next build. However, I'm wondering how quiet such a system can be considering the case has a more or less open (meshed) front. Like bozar I'm also more interested in the K56 and for the same reasons. On clos...
by mbf
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Choices: Enclosure for Zotac ION-A mini-itx
Replies: 12
Views: 5213

Now, I know that this case doesn't really comply with any of your requirements, but it has to be one of, if not the , most sexy ITX case(s) out there. :) Very cool indeed, and dual fans could be used in push/pull mode as well. Too bad about the choice of 60mm fans; looks like there was enough room ...
by mbf
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Choices: Enclosure for Zotac ION-A mini-itx
Replies: 12
Views: 5213

Now, I know that this case doesn't really comply with any of your requirements, but it has to be one of, if not the, most sexy ITX case(s) out there. :)
by mbf
Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is the case the noisy component?
Replies: 11
Views: 2830

As far as I understand it the case is supposed to block EMI coming from the inside of the case and not vice versa. I also remember having heard that open cases or even cases with windows are illegal in several countries because they do not properly contain EMI from the components (most of it comes f...
by mbf
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 or P182?
Replies: 46
Views: 22578

Olle P wrote:You're correct. My "plug" is a plate of 4mm clear acrylic cut to the size and shape of a 12cm fan frame, which I've mounted there instead of the fan.

Cheers
Olle
Thanks for the suggestion! Ideally, one would get a "spare" P182 top panel and use that instead, but when is anything really ideal. :)
by mbf
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good airflow or "soundproof" case ?
Replies: 18
Views: 5678

jadas wrote:Can you please stop hijacking the thread ?
If you want to discuss please use PMs.
Sorry, I'll keep out of your thread.
by mbf
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 or P182?
Replies: 46
Views: 22578

Thanks for your input! I was planning on ditching the TriCools anyway. And blocking off the top exhaust is a given as well. By the way, am I correct in assuming that the round cut-out is directly under the arrowshaped plastic grille and removing the grille leaves with more or less a hole in the top ...
by mbf
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good airflow or "soundproof" case ?
Replies: 18
Views: 5678

Hi, Putting the fans in the middle is (IMO) the right thing acoustically, but it does increase the length... I do plan an shorter version with 2 x 140mm fans close to the front, and that would be well over 5 cm shorter. The front door opens along either of the long edges - the top (in RackMount/Des...
by mbf
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 or P182?
Replies: 46
Views: 22578

Thanks! I'll keep your points in mind. :)
by mbf
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good airflow or "soundproof" case ?
Replies: 18
Views: 5678

VERY interesting case! If it were about 5 cm shorter I'd buy it in a heart beat. I love how the door apparently opens to the right. Would be perfect for me having my case sitting on my desktop to the right.
by mbf
Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 or P182?
Replies: 46
Views: 22578

Thanks again to both of you! I was considering blocking off the top exhaust (both for the P182 and the P183) and putting 1 fan in front of the graphics card. Might even remove the upper HDD cage if it can be done while still being able to mount that fan. Possibly a fan in the lower compartment as we...
by mbf
Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is Lian Li PC-B10 silent?
Replies: 24
Views: 21686

Sorry to slightly hi-jack this thread, but Lian-Li AND silence afficionados seem to be posting here. :)

My question is simple: How would I go about silencing this?

Reply by PM would be nice so as not to "polute" this thread further. :)
by mbf
Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 or P182?
Replies: 46
Views: 22578

Thanks a lot for your insight and comments! :) Is the air flow problem really that bad with the P182? I thought that maybe heat problems would only occur with really hot hardware like e.g. a SLI or CrossFire configuration. I should perhaps state that I'm thinking of putting in a C2D E8400, 4GB RAM, ...
by mbf
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 or P182?
Replies: 46
Views: 22578

I've purchased the P183 to replace my P180, and I built my girlfriend's computer with a P182, so I've had a bit of experience with all three models. My rig has a Q6600 cooled with a Tunic Tower, a 850W Enermax 85+ PSU, GTX 275 vid card. Two hard drives in the bottom chamber. The 183 is indeed noisi...
by mbf
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Alternative to p182/3? Gigabyte Cupio 6140
Replies: 4
Views: 3709

The chances of anyone knowing about the K10 will have been severely affected by Lian Li's decision to discontinue it. So it will become increasingly hard to find. But on the face of it the combination of thin aluminum panels plus a steel chassis doesn't look particularly promising in terms of silen...
by mbf
Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: From: P182 To: Solo or Lian Li?
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Have a look at Lancool and in particular the PC-K10 . The Lancool series are built around a SECC steel structure and so should have less vibration noise than Lian Li's all-aluminum cases. By the way, Lancool is a subsidiary of Lian Li. :) I'm having a hard time myself deciding between the P182 and t...
by mbf
Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Alternative to p182/3? Gigabyte Cupio 6140
Replies: 4
Views: 3709

I'm going to "hijack" this tread for the simple reason that my question is very similar. :) I'm looking at a new case too. I need a midi tower, black, depth of max. 52 cm, preferably with a door (that opens to the right), and it should be able to hold a modern graphics card like a GTX 275 or a HD 48...