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by jessekopelman
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved
Replies: 57
Views: 32736

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

Why not test with the HDD Cage removed? Should yield better airflow and allow Noctua fan in correct orientation. Just as your argument for MATX is that most don't need lots of expansion cards, most also don't need lots of of HDD. Also don't buy your argument for not testing with different fans. You ...
by jessekopelman
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Logic Supply SolidLogic Montivina Fanless Mini-ITX System
Replies: 14
Views: 4943

I would say that having blu-ray is essential to an HTPC. I never understood this. Yes, you want Blu-Ray, but it's not like you can't buy a standalone Blu-Ray player. Unless you can live with a 17" notebook screen, your 1080P display isn't going to be built into your HTPC. Your surround sound speake...
by jessekopelman
Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Alternatives to MacMini for energy efficiency
Replies: 3
Views: 4467

I wonder how a laptop would deal with periods of extended use or always on. For the past 10 years I've had laptops for my work computer. Current one is about 3 years old (maybe older, it was a hand-me-down from a previous employee) and I've had multiple instances of running it continuously for 14 h...
by jessekopelman
Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nas/HTPC 785G PSU Requirements ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1911

The problem with this is that it only comes with one SATA Power, is it possible to split it? You can buy 4-pin molex to SATA adapters. http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/330W-Seasonic-S12II-330-Bronze-PSU-82plus-Eff-20-24-pin-120mm-Fan I like the look of this PSU, my only concern is that its 330W. I th...
by jessekopelman
Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone know of a UPS with gigabit ethernet support?
Replies: 17
Views: 5199

I'm basically asking if you are running the Cat5 in the wall. Otherwise, how is the lightning strike going to get to it? It would have to go through one of the connected devices, which is either going to be saved by your surge arrestor or be fried and become a big resistor, right? Show me the spec ...
by jessekopelman
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Sandy Bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

I still see plenty of conflicting information out there. The article you link to says CPU, graphics and memory controller will all be on the same chip. Most of other recent stuff out there says the graphics will only be on die, like the current i3, not on chip . . . Unless Sandy Bridge brings a revo...
by jessekopelman
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone know of a UPS with gigabit ethernet support?
Replies: 17
Views: 5199

@jessee, what did you mean by the following? Is there a path for the lighting to get to the cable without going through a device that connected to a surge suppressor? I'm basically asking if you are running the Cat5 in the wall. Otherwise, how is the lightning strike going to get to it? It would ha...
by jessekopelman
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: no more b/s what is the most silent case[?]
Replies: 29
Views: 4301

WHAT CASE HASE THE CONSTRUCTION TECH TO ACHIEVE THE MOST SILENT BUILD. Actually, that is exactly the question I said you should be asking. Perhaps you should start a new thread asking that specific question. You will also need to indicate what size case you are looking for, as the answer will vary ...
by jessekopelman
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does voting change things really to the better ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2586

A good start would be to get off the 2 party treadmill that most are simply unwilling to do. I tend to agree with this, but it is interesting to note that many in countries with a multiparty system wish they could switch to our system . . . The grass is always greener, I suppose. It may be as Georg...
by jessekopelman
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: best bang/buck silent pc
Replies: 4
Views: 3645

Re: best bang/buck silent pc

i would also need integrated graphics that will work with the new flash beta hardware acceleration. i think the ati hd4200 does this. There will never be a motherboard supporting i3 with AMD IGP. I think even Nvidia IGP is unlikely. After all, the whole point of i3 is that you get an IGP right on t...
by jessekopelman
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: best bang/buck silent pc
Replies: 4
Views: 3645

Re: flash beta hardware acceleration

What is this flash beta hardware acceleration? How much of an effect does it have on internet browsing? Flash 10.1. Uses GPU to accelerate video decoding tasks. Main use of it is to allow support of 1080P resolution Flash video without a quad-core CPU. Most dual-cores can handles 720P and below fin...
by jessekopelman
Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iPad??? WTF, Are the Apple execs complete idiots?
Replies: 66
Views: 37665

Can anyone remember the Apple Newton? I've not seen a single mention of it since the introduction of the iPad. I've seen plenty of mention of the Newton in regards to the iPad, at least from tech oriented sources whose readers would potentially know about the Newton. Anyway, I think people have for...
by jessekopelman
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ending a five year lurk to ask for feedback
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Ending a five year lurk to ask for feedback

For HDDs I'm fairly likely to go with WD Velocraptors You say Velociraptors, plural, and I don't see the point of that. If you can live with just 300 GB, yes VR might be the best way to go, but if you need more storage than that, why not go with a 60 GB SSD coupled with large format 3.5" drives for...
by jessekopelman
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D510MO (Mount Olive) : 13watt Atom D510 mITX board
Replies: 26
Views: 26287

andymcca wrote: 55C idle only worries me because of what it implies under load :)
One aspect of Atom is that TDP difference between idle and load is very small. So if idle is 55C, I'd be surprised if load is > 65C, with no change in cooling.
by jessekopelman
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on making the PC i just ordered quiet (*not silent*)
Replies: 12
Views: 1751

Look into software for controlling fan speed, both CPU and GPU. On the CPU end, have you explored your BIOS options? If so, and you're not satisfied, try SpeedFan. For GPU there is ATI Overdrive and other such software. If you try all of these and aren't satisfied, then it is time to explore afterma...
by jessekopelman
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nas/HTPC 785G PSU Requirements ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1911

For the configuration as described, 150W or better. If you really go to 4 HDD, 250W or better (people forget that HDD call for about 20W when the first spin up, even if their operating peak power is < 10W). If you are looking for an ATX form factor PSU, just get something of good quality in the 300-...
by jessekopelman
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: no more b/s what is the most silent case[?]
Replies: 29
Views: 4301

what im really worried about is getting one of those cool antec 900, p183 or cooler master sniper, haf922, type cases and it being louder than i want because of all the airflow.. There is no doubt this will happen. Airflow = noise. A good case will help, but if you are sensitive enough to be appreh...
by jessekopelman
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone know of a UPS with gigabit ethernet support?
Replies: 17
Views: 5199

Never actually thought about doing it the way you suggested. My only concern is that there is a remote (emphasis: remote ) possibility that the electrical surge originates not from an external connection like the electrical grid or my cable connection, but from a direct lightning strike to my house...
by jessekopelman
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone reading "Twilight?"
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

ilovejedd wrote: Nah. I've got Y-chromosomes and I fell asleep after the first page and I'm not the only female I know of who shares that opinion.
Females are not supposed to have Y chromosomes . . .
by jessekopelman
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" vs 3.5" + SSD?
Replies: 30
Views: 10425

Re: 2.5" vs 3.5" + SSD?

Glancing through the forums a bit, I don't really see anyone using 2.5" hard drives over 3.5" to reduce noise. What makes 2.5" drives generally quiet is that they are generally 5400 RPM, not that they are 2.5". A 5400 RPM 3.5" will be similarly quiet and perform better (thanks to geometry) and prov...
by jessekopelman
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard disk reccomendations
Replies: 8
Views: 3564

gcwebbyuk wrote:How would 2x500gb WD Scorpio Blue 2.5" drives in a RAID array compare to a 7200.11?
RAID 0 can make a big difference for some applications, but is negligible for most things. For most people, this kind of array is no replacement for a faster single drive.
by jessekopelman
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Wireless mouse-in Keyboards from Enermax and Moneual
Replies: 24
Views: 16688

Why don't these things use Bluetooth instead of some proprietary RF system? Rather than messing with a different dongle for every device you'd just need one, or even none if your HTPC is a notebook/netbook with built-in Bluetooth. Bluetooth has been around long enough and is low-cost enough (thanks ...
by jessekopelman
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard disk reccomendations
Replies: 8
Views: 3564

How do I go about setting a drive to spin-down when not in use? Depends on OS. I recommend you search these forums as we have discussed this many times. I remember that for Windows, revoSleep is pretty well thought of, but I think I remember reading somewhat recently of an even better program. How ...
by jessekopelman
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Current best options for low power NAS/download box
Replies: 15
Views: 10225

Nano vs. Atom power consumption: http://www.trustedreviews.com/cpu-memory/review/2008/08/14/VIA-Nano-vs-Intel-Atom/p5 This is exactly what I'm getting at. This test is 1.5 years old and is testing total system consumption, not CPU to CPU. We all know the 945GC on the motherboard they tested is horr...
by jessekopelman
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard disk reccomendations
Replies: 8
Views: 3564

WD Velociraptor is 2.5" and better performance than 7200.11. SPCR found it pretty quiet for a high-performance drive, as well. There are plenty of 7200 RPM 2.5" drives out there, but I wonder at their acoustics. It is more the 5400 RPM that is typical of a 2.5" drive than the form-factor that makes ...
by jessekopelman
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Current best options for low power NAS/download box
Replies: 15
Views: 10225

Re: Current best options for low power NAS/download box

MoJo wrote:It's idle power that counts and in every test I have seen the Nano beats a dual core Atom by at least a few watts.
What tests are those? I've seen very little review of Nano based solutions. I'd be especially interested to see it compared to the new BOXD510MO, rather than a power hungry D945GCFL2.
by jessekopelman
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: terrible squealing noise coming from laptop power adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

In my experience, almost all AC-DC bricks squeal. It is really only an issue of how bad. So, in the end the key is trying to keep as much distance and/or stuff between you and the brick. The good part is that most laptop bricks have a pretty long cord.
by jessekopelman
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noob asking for memory advice
Replies: 4
Views: 766

MadHarry wrote:It is just that these days, tRAS of 24, sheesh!
You can't really compare latencies between DDR and DDR2, let alone DDR3. 8-8-8-20 @1333 isn't bad at all. Look at it this way, the tRAS might seem high, but what about the 1333 part? Your 2-2-2-5 DDR was probably 400 Mhz, or maybe even lower.
by jessekopelman
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iPad??? WTF, Are the Apple execs complete idiots?
Replies: 66
Views: 37665

andymcca wrote: Sad thing is, there was the "iPod Phone" in 2005 which BOMBED. Remember? It had a software limit of 1000 songs?
That was a Motorola product. The Motorola ROKR, to be specific. It was Apple's fault it failed, as the 1,000 song limitation came from them, but it wasn't an Apple product.
by jessekopelman
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Very Efficient, and May be Bad For You.
Replies: 25
Views: 3094

Wouldn't houses be more efficient if they had a DC rail from the wall? dump all these little ac/dc converters and have one large and efficient converter after the meter. Problem is that to be most efficient you'd have to standardize on a single Voltage, so you wouldn't really lose the adapters they...