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by elpibe10
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picopsu 90 enough for i3+dh57jg?
Replies: 29
Views: 6856

Guess mine is really on the high side. If that's the case then I really wonder why. :( Any educated guesses on your part ? Honestly it's really painful (on my part) to accept that as a fact and I'd be really delighted (& relieved) if I can bring my numbers down to the norm. No help from anyone here...
by elpibe10
Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picopsu 90 enough for i3+dh57jg?
Replies: 29
Views: 6856

Anand's test set-up has two hard drives. Tom's only has one which could easily explain the extra 5W. Besides, for Tom's to get 40W AC, that would mean the power supply is only operating at around 50% efficiency. Despite being oversized, I don't think the PC P&C Silencer 750W would go quite that low...
by elpibe10
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picopsu 90 enough for i3+dh57jg?
Replies: 29
Views: 6856

From SPCR's review , their i5-661 system with onboard graphics uses just 18W DC idle. Instead of an indication of how efficient the PSU is, I think the extremely low power consumption at idle we're seeing from Clarkdales is a testament to Intel's power gating techniques. Figuring 30W is already at ...
by elpibe10
Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picopsu 90 enough for i3+dh57jg?
Replies: 29
Views: 6856

I think you might be the exception rather than the rule. Can't really agree with that. 30W idle with a huge chunk of the PSU's power wasted as inefficiency is theoretically just not possible ... especially if the PSU is 750W like that used by Tom's. As for your case, if you're really getting 30W, t...
by elpibe10
Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picopsu 90 enough for i3+dh57jg?
Replies: 29
Views: 6856

Motherboard : Zotac H55 ITX-WiFi CPU : Intel Core i3-530 RAM : 2 x 2GB DDR3-1333 (Crucial Value CL9 1.5V) Hard Drive : Intel 40GB SSD & WD Scorpio Blue 120GB Power Supply : 90W PicoPSU with 90W AC/DC Adapter From what I notice, most are using a Kill-A-Watt to measure power consumption. Just a thoug...
by elpibe10
Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picopsu 90 enough for i3+dh57jg?
Replies: 29
Views: 6856

Redzo wrote:It will work but don't forget that as PSU get older its output will decrease with time. To run a system where on full load you already use 80% or more is to ask for trouble.
I'll take that risk for the sake of mother earth as the watts saved is more than worth it. :wink:
by elpibe10
Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picopsu 90 enough for i3+dh57jg?
Replies: 29
Views: 6856

Huh, that's interesting. I would have thought the SeaSonic S12II would have better efficiency. It's possible it might just be because of different parts - e.g. motherboard, no optical drive in my build, etc. Also, are you sure you're getting 40W totally idle? Even Tom's was able to get 25W using a ...
by elpibe10
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picopsu 90 enough for i3+dh57jg?
Replies: 29
Views: 6856

zansiball wrote:
elpibe10 wrote:90W PicoPSU is definitely enough.

Idle @ 29.5W. Max load at 70W.
what kind of converter do you have with the picopsu90? is it a 80watt?
90W AC/DC adapter.

I prefer matching ones just like my other 120W and 150W PicoPSU's.
by elpibe10
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picopsu 90 enough for i3+dh57jg?
Replies: 29
Views: 6856

ilovejedd wrote:
elpibe10 wrote:Max load at 70W.
That's CPU only, though, right?
No, that's CPU+GPU.

Are your figures correct ? There's no way you can get 30W idle with a 300W PSU unless it's 80 PLUS Gold or Platinum.

I've tested mine with a Seasonic S12II-330 Bronze and idle on the same machine is in the low 40s (Watt).
by elpibe10
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picopsu 90 enough for i3+dh57jg?
Replies: 29
Views: 6856

a PICO-120w will be safer. the thing is that i allready own a picopsu90 that i could use with my cpu and motherboard. 90W PicoPSU is definitely enough. Here's mine : http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af336/elpibe100/PoloRhapsodyRed-interior-topviewwit.jpg http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af336...
by elpibe10
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400W/460W fanless 80PLUS Gold PSU from Seasonic
Replies: 34
Views: 13700

So you are willing to get 400 psu, to with 40W load, interesting, Unfortunately 400 model likely will never be mass produced, it starts from 660W and above, the 760 being priced +20$. Both the 400W and 460W will be mass produced and available soon as confirmed by the Seasonic distributor for Singap...
by elpibe10
Wed May 05, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu87+ 500W 80Plus Gold
Replies: 43
Views: 20705

Nice review.

A pity this isn't available on major online stores here in the U.S.
by elpibe10
Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WiNDy Polo Rhapsody Mini ITX HTPC
Replies: 9
Views: 5407

Thanks everyone :) The case is actually Red (anodized, not painted) in color. They had a choice of colors (Black, Silver, Red, Blue and White) but I went with Red so that my HTPC will stand out amidst the somber earth theme of my living room. Converted to Intake Fan to minimize dust build-up. It's a...
by elpibe10
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WiNDy Polo Rhapsody Mini ITX HTPC
Replies: 9
Views: 5407

WiNDy Polo Rhapsody Mini ITX HTPC

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af336/elpibe100/PoloRhapsodyRed-exterior-front-1.jpg http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af336/elpibe100/PoloRhapsodyRed-exterior-frontandto.jpg http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af336/elpibe100/PoloRhapsodyRed-exterior-rear-1.jpg http://i1021.photobucket.com/a...
by elpibe10
Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WiNDy Cube Energy MC3 mini ITX rig
Replies: 14
Views: 19720

Rig updated with new pics : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/elpibe10/CubeEnergyMC3Black-Exterior.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/elpibe10/CubeEnergyMC3Black-Interior-leftvie.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/elpibe10/CubeEnergyMC3Black-Interior-rightvi.jpg http://img.photo...
by elpibe10
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: SAPPHIRE Launches HD 5670
Replies: 26
Views: 7260

wywywywy wrote:The article is gone :(
Here's why :

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/showp ... stcount=22
by elpibe10
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: SAPPHIRE Launches HD 5670
Replies: 26
Views: 7260

by elpibe10
Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 905e - anyone using it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5265

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5315076&CatId=4919 I guess they have them. They say they have them for shipment today, but I don't know why Newegg or others don't have them. Seems odd. Thanks. Hopefully Newegg will have them soon. Kind of strange that N.Am...
by elpibe10
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Realistic power consumption of 785G + Athlon X4 630
Replies: 18
Views: 7522

Hardly fair to compare power of systems with two different video cards. However, the Phenom processors will not be as efficient as the Athlon II series (particularly the new 45W models). My HTPC (see sig) idles around 60W with integrated GPU. Difference in power consumption between GT 240 and 4670 ...
by elpibe10
Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 905e - anyone using it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5265

The 905e is 65W, so if you want the lowest TDP (AMD) quad core possible (45W) you'll have to go for an Athlon II (600e, 605e). As far as I know there's no Phenom II with 45W TDP at the moment. Does anyone know where I can purchaee the Energy Efficient Athlon II processors (eg. 240e, 600e, 605e) in ...
by elpibe10
Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Realistic power consumption of 785G + Athlon X4 630
Replies: 18
Views: 7522

AMD processor-based systems are generally power inefficient (even taking into account their Energy Efficient processors) A couple of comparisons : - AMD Phenom II X3 705e - Asus M4A78-Pro - 2 x 1GB DDR2-800 CL4 - XFX GT 240 1GB - Win 7 Ultimate x86 Idle : 90W (excl. monitor & speakers) - Intel i7-86...
by elpibe10
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: smaller mini-ITX case able to host 4 2.5" drives
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

This looks like a perfect fit for your needs : http://windy-online.com/case/cube_case/polo_rhapsody/images/lineup/ss.jpg http://windy-online.com/case/cube_case/polo_rhapsody/images/feat_chassis.jpg There are 2 bays for 2.5" drives and you can install another 2 on the single 3.5" drive bay with the o...
by elpibe10
Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Signature vs Enermax Modu82+
Replies: 9
Views: 2510

Antec Signature without a doubt.

It's better built with superb voltage regulation and the product quality is consistent no matter which batch you buy from.
by elpibe10
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-ITX with PCIe 16x support
Replies: 17
Views: 4172

by elpibe10
Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water block for 4770 - GPU or full cover or any
Replies: 1
Views: 2969

I've been looking for one for my 4770 since May this year and AFAIK there isn't any compatible gfx card waterblock available in the market.

One alternative would be to consider using an universal Northbridge block instead.
by elpibe10
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WiNDy Cube Energy MC3 mini ITX rig
Replies: 14
Views: 19720

Re: WiNDy Cube Energy MC3 mini ITX rig

RoGuE wrote:
elpibe10 wrote:
Memory : 2 x 1GB G Skill DDR2-800 (stock timing 4-4-3-5)

this is a typo right? the timings that is..

I love the build..its pretty sweet! that's a cool case, haven't seen it before.
No, it's not a typo :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231114
by elpibe10
Mon May 04, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel E7200 through E7500. Difference in power/heat?
Replies: 13
Views: 6029

I have both the E7300 and E7400. Power consumption and temp differences are negligible.
by elpibe10
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sugo SG05 (mini-ITX)
Replies: 25
Views: 18693

Nice looking case but really poor workmanship :

http://vr-zone.com/articles/silverstone ... l?doc=6703
by elpibe10
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 255W power supply in the 80 Plus "Gold" category
Replies: 71
Views: 42897

Another thing I need to add ... I hope some of the users here can sometimes look out of the box. It seems like whenever SPCR claims that a product is the quietest, then users here will blindly proclaim that that product is the best without actually realizing that there are other products out there t...