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by murtoz
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Very compact mATX case
Replies: 2
Views: 5749

Re: Very compact mATX case

The Smallest matx case I know of is the cerberus. 18.5l tower case, versus your 25.9l horizontal case. Not sure it fits your space, not sure how quiet you can get it, and *really* not sure if you're willing to pay the price!
by murtoz
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless VESA-mounted HTPC (Akasa Euler) w/ ethernet switch
Replies: 3
Views: 6758

Re: Fanless VESA-mounted HTPC (Akasa Euler) w/ ethernet swit

One more thing, just spotted the keyboard in your last pic. What make/model is this, it looks nice!
by murtoz
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless VESA-mounted HTPC (Akasa Euler) w/ ethernet switch
Replies: 3
Views: 6758

Re: Fanless VESA-mounted HTPC (Akasa Euler) w/ ethernet swit

Very nice! Like the attention to detail & simple solutions for your problems. You've made me want to redo my tv setup, even if only to vesa-mount my switch, never thought of that! Tempted to stick a pc behind there too but then I custom made my tv cabinet to fit my Streacom FC5 so that would be madn...
by murtoz
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Streacom Passive HTPC Build
Replies: 10
Views: 6612

Re: Streacom Passive HTPC Build

Nice build! I love this case, I have the black one. I made some alterations though: - 2x suspended 1TB 2.5" drive (using alu angle brackets screwed to the base and some stretchmagic) - I ordered the streacom/wesena ir kit but it appears it is not 100% MCE compatible and I didn't like it or its remot...
by murtoz
Fri May 04, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Streacom FC5 OD Fanless HTPC Case
Replies: 10
Views: 7941

Re: Streacom FC5 OD Fanless HTPC Case

Thanks. You have said a lot about the build, problems and a lot of mods, but are you happy.? Could you recommend this to others (please take into account the amount of work you put into this above and beyond another (nosier) case) and the cost. Was it really worth it.? Andy Yes. Very much so. The c...
by murtoz
Wed May 02, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Streacom FC5 OD Fanless HTPC Case
Replies: 10
Views: 7941

Re: Streacom FC5 OD Fanless HTPC Case

quietpc.com sell them in the uk (it's where I bought mine) and it looks like they may ship to the us? http://www.quietpc.com/manufacturers/streacom Perfecthometheatre.com also list them but don't appear to have stock yet. They are US based though. I use my system as living room media center (windows...
by murtoz
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fanless, slim, aluminum chassis
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Re: Fanless, slim, aluminum chassis

If this was for sale, I'd strongly consider buying one. I already mailed Streacom about it but got no response...

What TDP procs does it support?
by murtoz
Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Alluetia H3-R Fanless Core i5 Media PC
Replies: 10
Views: 6743

Re: Alluetia H3-R Fanless Core i5 Media PC

Nice review but I am missing pics of the internals. Quite curious how it all hangs together. Any chance of some pictures please?
by murtoz
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18318

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

HFat wrote:You neglected to mention the power supply you used by the way.
Whoops. It was the 80-plus silver rated 365W PSU in the P4304BTLSHCN system.
by murtoz
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Currently available (2011) really worthy mini-ITX enclosures
Replies: 32
Views: 10711

Re: Currently available (2011) really worthy mini-ITX enclos

... but the quality isn`t 3 times better. You have to put them side by side on the table to see difference. The M10 photo is more flattering but otherwise the construction is almost identical. You can say the same about cars, but when you drive BMW M3 - you know why M3 is more expensive than Toyota...
by murtoz
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18318

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

It'd be nice if you had documentation or proof for the ECC support of the consumer dual-cores. That they take ECC RAM doesn't mean the controller makes use of it. Agreed. I saw things like this , and then questioned specifically whether i3 + ecc memory would simply boot but not use ecc functionalit...
by murtoz
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18318

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

Xeons aren't bad as such but they're too expensive and their motherboards consume too mcuh power for a small NAS. And even if you really wanted to use a Xeon, you could get a less powerful model more appropriate for a small NAS. You ask about underclocking (which would jeopardize stability) on a bo...
by murtoz
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Currently available (2011) really worthy mini-ITX enclosures
Replies: 32
Views: 10711

Re: Currently available (2011) really worthy mini-ITX enclos

Pappnaas wrote:May i point you to:

http://www.origenae.co.kr/en/htpc_m10.htm

Tschöö :)
Soooooo overpriced!! £330 here from a reputable shop!
Consider the Wesena ITX7 for £109. Admittedly without PSU (and thankfully without dreadful VFD display), but for £221 price difference I don't consider this a problem
by murtoz
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Currently available (2011) really worthy mini-ITX enclosures
Replies: 32
Views: 10711

Re: Currently available (2011) really worthy mini-ITX enclos

That's a bit iffy since I read the FSP 150 has a 40mm fan, unless that fan spins really slowly or rarely comes on, it would be a risk. The problem is that such fans, like pretty much all ball bearing fans, are somehow buzzy and there is no option for a fan swap. I read... I think on newegg... of so...
by murtoz
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sandy Bridge + i3-2100T -- why can't I get under 22w idle?
Replies: 37
Views: 11364

Re: Sandy Bridge + i3-2100T -- why can't I get under 22w idl

What everybody seems to forget is that the CPU's do not all have exactly the same power usage at a given frequency/power state. Intel specifies TDP = thermal design power = the power dissipation the cooling system has to be designed for. This is a maximum figure they can garantuee, not a specific nu...
by murtoz
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Very, very strange problem!
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Very, very strange problem!

Hard shutdowns like this are typically initiated by the PSU (it actually taps into the shut down signalling so is one of the few devices that can do this). This is normally the case if there is an overcurrent situation where the PSU shuts the system down rather than allowing damage to occur. This do...
by murtoz
Tue May 10, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Kozuti CPU cooler, 40 mm tall incl fan
Replies: 5
Views: 3008

Re: Scythe Kozuti CPU cooler, 40 mm tall incl fan

Looks very promising (although at first sight it would make more sense to reverse the fan so hot air gets exhausted from the chassis).

This may be a perfect fit for the karma tf5 chassis I hope to buy (58mm tall).

If anyone has this cooler I am very interested in your results!!
by murtoz
Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Athlon II X4 610e & Phenom II X4 910e: 45W & 65W Qua
Replies: 41
Views: 10737

the X4 910e system used 34.7 W-hrs during the tests, while the much better performing X4-635 used 38.6 W-hrs. If one were to run these tests 24/7 on both computers, running the X4 910e would save you roughly .0936 kWh per day. Say your electric bill is about $ .11 per kWh (US national average)..thi...
by murtoz
Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet HTPC - Thermaltake Black Bach
Replies: 19
Views: 9494

ntavlas wrote:...I've stopped using cable ties so aggressively because it made swapping components a pain.
Which is why I have changed to doublesided velcro cable ties
Either way you did a fantastic job, well done.
Couldn't agree more - nice build!
by murtoz
Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
Views: 29239

I've just installed my two noctua's. One's the original NH-U12 + Xeon mounting kit (sent free of charge by noctua!!), the other's the current NH-U12DX-1366. They do differ slightly - the newer heatsink has all the copper parts nickel plated, and has slightly less deep fins. I am using 2x Nexus PWM f...
by murtoz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
Views: 29239

Great, thanks for the detailed explanation & pics!
Did you happen to check cpu temps with the intel stock heatsink? Would like to get an idea how much the noctua's gained you.
by murtoz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
Views: 29239

nice build! Have a similar system albeit in a lian-li chassis, and am plannign to upgrade the stock intel heatsink to noctuas. I just wondered though - you mention you modified their retention bracket for your setup, could you give some more details on this? Why was it needed? Was it an easy mod? Do...
by murtoz
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec NSK2400 HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 1743

would suggest ducting the heatsink with one of the system fans. I have a lian li pc-c32b, minja, and a quad core QX9650 which has high heat output (i know, not the most logical choice but I had it lying round...). In idle the proc sits at 40ish (-60 thermal margin). Haven't done any load testing yet...
by murtoz
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Finding the perfect HTPC case
Replies: 9
Views: 2862

How about the Lian Li PC-C32B? I agree the C34 is ugly, the C32 is pretty minimalist. The only thing it doesn't do from your list is stealth the card reader... I just bought one and am running a QX9650, HD4350 passive and 2x HDD's. Fans are fairly silent on low speed with my mobo fan control, but wi...
by murtoz
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any thoughts on this case idea? EDIT: REVISED IDEA
Replies: 17
Views: 3254

Not sure the 4Ghz is too much... I am typing this on my system which is running a QX9650 OC'ed to 3.92Ghz, and I cannot currently hear the fans. If I turn off my music (quietly in the background currently) AND stop typing, I can hear my fan and the woosh of air. But only if I stop to listen to it. 3...
by murtoz
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 95012

Got a link for your board? It's an Intel S5520SC , dual socket board. Physically it really is 12x13" and would need the full 13 inch vertically in the FT02. Unless Silverstone is currently busy redesigning the chassis to be a couple of inches taller, it won't go. Shame really as the concept is perf...
by murtoz
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 95012

Thanks Trigeminal.

If Silverstone is still listening: you'd have a new customer if you release an EATX version of this (or a non plasticky, 'straight' version of the RV-01) :-)
by murtoz
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 95012

Does anyone know if this chassis will take EATX boards (12x13inch)?

Thanks!
by murtoz
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet fans for SC743TQ-645 (Supermicro) server chassis
Replies: 4
Views: 2493

Hi,

Have no suggestions on fan models for you, but if you have a server board that supports ipmi, there may be other ways to control the fan speed. What board do you have installed?
by murtoz
Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GTX260 System Opinions
Replies: 30
Views: 5301

Got a bit left behind with the old CPU when they switched to the newer socket. You know Intel probably won't release any more (significant) 775 socket CPU's, right? I know i7 is overpriced atm, but if upgradeability is important to you, wouldn't you be better off waiting a couple of months and gett...