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by Jokoto
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Ooooooh, shiny new forum!
Replies: 59
Views: 23600

Re: Ooooooh, shiny new forum!

Huh, came back due to an email notification and the forum had transformed overnight. Never did see that new message, as the database is missing about day's worth of data too. Odd that the control panel doesn't offer us any themes; don't they usually? Having the poster info on the right-hand side of ...
by Jokoto
Fri May 15, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 948829

I used 1.5 meters of clothing elastic to suspend a 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 in my Antec NSK3480 . The elastic runs twice around the SQD through loops I fashioned from plastic strips cut from some packaging material. They were made by cutting holes in their ends, making a loop and then screwing them...
by Jokoto
Wed May 13, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't walk, run to your nearest store and buy a SSD now.
Replies: 51
Views: 28206

The thing with SSDs is that they have extremely fast, nearly non-existent seek times. The rest depends on the controller design and here's where the differences between manufacturers come up. Marketing types like to boast as high numbers as possible so many an SSD could be, and have been, designed t...
by Jokoto
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Need: Atom, fanless, SSD laptop with docking port?
Replies: 14
Views: 14751

Point is you can't easily upgrade it. It is extremely easy to upgrade the miniPCI express SSDs found in Dell Minis and the Asus Eee PCs. Suitable RunCore SSDs are sold by www.mydigitaldiscount.com and www.memoryc.com and they can even be connected as USB drives for easy cloning before the swap, whi...
by Jokoto
Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Krick's Antec NSK3480 - behind the tray cable management
Replies: 28
Views: 44601

Very well done! When I did my NSK3480 a year ago I didn't have the time or tools for that kind of cutting... I've been planning exactly this, of course, but the system works just fine so taking it down for some 'body work' isn't exactly a top priority. Should have done it right away. All you need no...
by Jokoto
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC
Replies: 49
Views: 35543

I have the impression that the chipset actually runs a lot hotter than the Atom CPU. Too bad they don't have an equally frugal chipset to pair with an Atom in nettops and netbooks. There's of course Poulsbo, but isn't that mostly paired with the lower-power Silverthorne? Poulsbo's driver support is ...
by Jokoto
Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC
Replies: 49
Views: 35543

MikeC wrote:It's very clear that the Eee Box is really an Eee PC in a different box w/o a monitor.
The motherboard layout is a completely different design. The Eee PC only has one memory slot and no digital outputs compared to the two slots and DVI + S/PDIF of the Eee Box.
by Jokoto
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC
Replies: 49
Views: 35543

Here's a video showing the Eee 901 playing 1080p video. (It was a response to a video from VIA comparing one of their processors to the Atom, and they had the Atom mistakenly running a bit slower than it should have been.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVf3PtNF-j0 It's the Robotica clip (1080p) fro...
by Jokoto
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC
Replies: 49
Views: 35543

My guess is the price will drop quickly -- like it always does -- to below $300. To me it's far more desirable than the Eee PC whose screen and keyboard are laughable. The screen was indeed too small on the original Eee PC. All of the newer models have 8.9" or 10" screens though and they are very c...
by Jokoto
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Asus eeePC 901 (ATOM) $599 at the 'egg
Replies: 1
Views: 1472

That 900 does not have Atom, it's the second revision of the 900 with only one 16GB SSD drive. It's like the first 12GB/20GB model but with no faster and smaller 4GB primary drive. The 900 with Atom is the Eee 900A . Amazon still doesn't seem to carry it... I've had mine for a week now; imported it ...
by Jokoto
Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC
Replies: 49
Views: 35543

No. Unless the application being used to decode was multithreaded, you'll notice no difference to performance in that regard. As far as I know, CoreAVC is the only multithreaded decoder. That's part of the reason it's the fastest. The Atom's Hyper-threading might already be of some help with it as ...
by Jokoto
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC
Replies: 49
Views: 35543

I was surprised that it couldn't do 1080p. People have reported the Eee 901 (with an Intel Diamondville N270) is up for the task - at least with a good decoder and when the power profile is correct - on power save (800 MHz) it skips, but on "high" (default, 1.6 GHz) or "super performance" (1.8 GHz) ...
by Jokoto
Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Spent a small fortune on QX9770 P182 etc and need final bits
Replies: 12
Views: 3453

Some SATA cables are of the locking kind, like the ones that came with my current Gigabyte board. They are great since they are held in place very securely. The cables of my previous motherboard, an Asus, didn't have those clips. They might in some cases be too loose. Otherwise, as long as the cable...
by Jokoto
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you manually mount a USB drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 2168

Just to add one more note here: The more user-friendly way to access disk management and other such things is via right-clicking My Computer and selecting Manage. This "Computer Management" contains system event viewers, tools for managing user accounts, disks and services etc. The reason I told you...
by Jokoto
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you manually mount a USB drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 2168

Can you see or do anything from Disk Management? (Open via Run -> "diskmgmt.msc", for example). It should be shown there, hopefully, and right-clicking it should give you the option to assign a drive letter.
by Jokoto
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 (updated Oct 17, 2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 25708

Well done! Before this I felt mine was only half there and I wanted to get around to routing the cables behind the motherboard. Now, between this and porkchop 's similar cabling job, I definitely feel the need to get to work on it. :) What did you use in making the 5.25" slot cover grill? I had been...
by Jokoto
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Looking for a good computer desk
Replies: 35
Views: 14544

I've been using Ikea Galant (for a year or more, I forget). You have a choice with the legs - I chose the T-type to maximize space for my feet, but perhaps the A-type might have made for a more stable desk. These are a bit wobbly on their own. For my setup it doesn't matter though. Now that I got it...
by Jokoto
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AHCI/NCQ or IDE emulation?
Replies: 7
Views: 3944

Here's a different set of instructions that I used last time. I'm not going back to the F6 method since this worked so well. On the other hand, if NCQ/AHCI is not beneficial (I never bothered to test this), next time I may just leave it out altogether. HOWTO: enable AHCI mode after installing Windows
by Jokoto
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mATX motherboard and case for new build- help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2996

Well, as for the case, the Antec NSK3480 is lovely and tiny. Swap the fans and it is seriously quiet as well.
by Jokoto
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First new build in 8 years
Replies: 27
Views: 5925

Please read the fifth paragraph of the second page of the SPCR review and the third paragraph of the 2nd page in StorageReview.com 's take at it. The consensus seems to be that they have all been 5400 rpm so far, but the possibility of faster versions has not been ruled out in the manufacturer's spe...
by Jokoto
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First new build in 8 years
Replies: 27
Views: 5925

as per the hard drives, i think the one thing that keeps me away from Western Digital GP drives is the platter speed. its variable 5400-7200, which is why they only use on average 7W They are not variable, all reviewed GP drives have been 5400 rpm. The vagueness with the rpm was that WD reserved th...
by Jokoto
Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Earthwatts 430 fan swap
Replies: 26
Views: 11105

It does make a big difference. In my case however, an EarthWatts 380 in an NSK3480, it revealed the electrical noise. It can only be heard if you listen to it up close, though, and it getting out is partly due to the vent on top of that case. How do yours sound? Stop the fans for a moment if there's...
by Jokoto
Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: antec nsk3400 mods :D
Replies: 9
Views: 7495

Very nice. Excellent work with the wire routing! I should do the same with mine (see sig) sometime. I'm not into windows though, otherwise it's great. What is that hole in the side of the PSU compartment visible in the first picture though? The one over the letters 'tec' in Antec?
by Jokoto
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK3480: A Closer Look [17 pics, 56K thumbnails]
Replies: 13
Views: 6691

I don't see why not. If you can construct a suitable frame for them, space shouldn't be a problem. A large CPU heat sink like the Ninja will be very near but not too close, only bothering you when you install the drives and you need to cram your hands in there as well. Cabling will hamper things mor...
by Jokoto
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Cold Can You Get?
Replies: 46
Views: 9809

The most accurate term is global climate change and there is no denying it is occurring. Some places will get warmer whereas other places get anomalous weather patterns, like snow storms in Greece . Here in Finland the winter is coming increasingly late each year. Although we did have record early f...
by Jokoto
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK3480: A Closer Look [17 pics, 56K thumbnails]
Replies: 13
Views: 6691

The NSK3480 is indeed a very nice case. I cut the vent grills from mine and I run two Nexus fans, one on the exhaust and the other on a Ninja. When I was building my system in it ( it is quite roomy! ) I considered hiding the extra cables in the right side empty space, but I didn't have tools at han...
by Jokoto
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NOCTUA s12, NOT ENOUGH [PRESSURE] TO [EXHAUST] AIR?
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

Is your quad of stepping G0? You're probably getting readings 15 degree Celsius too low due to the Tjunction Max being different in some of the quads. Check with CoreTemp or SpeedFan beta. Anyway, those temps are fine.
by Jokoto
Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My spacious Antec NSK3480 build
Replies: 14
Views: 16115

Yes, sata cables all the way in this build. I made the switch over a year ago with the previous setup. If all manufacturers used locking sata cables like the ones that came with this board, their only weakness (loose connectors) is taken care of.
by Jokoto
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My spacious Antec NSK3480 build
Replies: 14
Views: 16115

Yeah, the temperatures are still just fine. You can configure an offset in SpeedFan's Advanced tab to make it useful - select "INTEL CORE at $0 on ISA" and set a proper number to the offsets in there. An offset of 15 degrees would make sense, but just cross-check what SpeedFan and Core Temp read and...
by Jokoto
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My spacious Antec NSK3480 build
Replies: 14
Views: 16115

It looks like G0 quad core has a Tjunction Max of 100C. Try CoreTemp or the latest Everest. I just have this feeling a Quad shouldn't be able to idle that cool, especially with passive cooling. That would be ten degrees better than I ever got with the E6600 with a 600 rpm fan on the Ninja. While I h...