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by Matzon
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HTPC Case - Getting too hot
Replies: 14
Views: 4151

I have a NSK1380:
fan1: 617 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
temp1: +41.0°C (low = +127.0°C, high = +127.0°C) sensor = transistor
temp2: +29.0°C (low = +127.0°C, high = +60.0°C) sensor = thermal diode
/dev/sda: WDC WD1200BEVS-22UST0: 38°C

SPECS
by Matzon
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Replaced my Mac Mini Server
Replies: 4
Views: 3067

I honestly dont know what the drain is - but the fan on the ac/dc brick is supposed to turn on when > 90W, and it hasn't. I assume its probably near ~ 60-70. Its default setup with no OC'ing or voltage changes. No optical drive - installed OS using USB Pen (ubuntu, netinstall). Nothing has been disa...
by Matzon
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Replaced my Mac Mini Server
Replies: 4
Views: 3067

Replaced my Mac Mini Server

I finally got all of the stuff I wanted - and was able to build my new server to replace the aging "ahem" Mac Mini (Core Duo, 1GB Ram). I have replaced it with an Antec NSK 1380 case, with Gigabyte Motherboard (GA-G33M-DS2R), Core 2 Duo E8400, 4GB Ram and a WD 120BEVS disk. All powered by a picopsu ...
by Matzon
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gutted NSK1380 - need cooler
Replies: 0
Views: 799

Gutted NSK1380 - need cooler

I am planning a build using a nsk1380 with external psu, so lots of room. Unfortunately, I cannot get a hold of a ninja - they have all been replaced with ninja2, which seems to be a bit bigger? Can I fit a Ninja 2? - or the Mugen? What about the Xigmatek HDT-S1283? Other coolers that could be recom...
by Matzon
Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PW-200-M or PicoPSU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

I do not plan to add any graphics card to the setup - the onboard is fine. I do not expect a high airflow in the setup (passive hsf, 120mm outtake). However, I guess the X2 4000 and X1950PRO uses a fair amount of Watts? - compared to an Core 2 Duo @45nm and no graphics card? I know that there are 80...
by Matzon
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PW-200-M or PicoPSU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

PW-200-M or PicoPSU?

Which should I get? I like the wide input of the picopsu - but I also like the 200 watts of the PW-200. I did read some compatibility issues with the PW-200 though? I plan to use it with a generic 110W AD-DC (yes, makes the 200W a bit moot - but might be relevant in the future). Also - having proble...
by Matzon
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: smallest mATX case with 12cm Fans @ both Front/Rear?
Replies: 21
Views: 8507

hardly small though ...
by Matzon
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Replacing my mac mini server
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

I dont like the upgrade the mac solution, since that doesn't really help me in the future as I will still be limited to the somewhat limited motherboard on the mini. I need at least 2 GB ram since I plan to run some application server on it (Glassfish). Switching to no name ram is really not needed,...
by Matzon
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Replacing my mac mini server
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Replacing my mac mini server

I am planning on "upgrading" my mac mini, which I use as a server (web, mail, irc, file etc). It's been working fine, but its time to upgrade it to something more "future" proof. So far this is what I am putting together: Case: NSK1380 PSU: Included Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R CPU: Core 2 Duo...
by Matzon
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Drivestation Duo fanmod
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

http://www.buffalotech.com/products/ext ... ation-duo/

I was thinking of replacing the internal disks with samsung spinpoints instead - but I found out that it already used those disks!
by Matzon
Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Drivestation Duo fanmod
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Drivestation Duo fanmod

I recently bought a Drivestation Duo. Apart from some setup it performs as expected. However I would like to mod the fan. Has anybody attempted this ?
by Matzon
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GT - all passive, fully clocked, sickness in a can
Replies: 43
Views: 33409

but will it fit a DS3P :roll:
by Matzon
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit F-I90HD failure rate
Replies: 5
Views: 2150

I have one too, which is used as a media player (htpc, without tuner). No problems at all, however it's not really used *that* often, compared to my main computer or server (neither of which are using the abit board).
by Matzon
Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Hiper Media Center Barebones PC
Replies: 32
Views: 22244

Great review. Looks like a great system, if a bit cheap to look at. When a media PC being used, we can expect the sound of the movie or TV program, or music to have a significant masking effect on the PC's noise. Except for those silent scenes and the sound of the fans and humming of the drive that ...
by Matzon
Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fairly powerful gaming rig in Antec SOLO?
Replies: 9
Views: 3079

isn't there some size issues with the 8800GTS and a solo ?
by Matzon
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which fans to add to this system?
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

please be aware tha tthe 8800GTS does NOT fit the p150 case, you need to remove a small metal part. Search the board.
by Matzon
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to suspend a drive perfectly flat?
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

well, the drive doesn't mind it :wink:
by Matzon
Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A warning for those considering a Viewsonic VX2235wm 22"
Replies: 13
Views: 5066

BTDT

It's a common problem with monitors - they'll probably fix it in 2020+ :roll:
by Matzon
Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Dell rep claims desktop machine absolutely silent
Replies: 5
Views: 3096

The workstation I see at work are pretty noisy. These are Dimensions I think.
by Matzon
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noisy LCD Monitors (high-pitched backlight whining)
Replies: 17
Views: 12322

I have a similar problem with my 22" samsung 226bw. I have now received a replacement - that makes even more noise.
Is this a hit or miss thing?
Is it possible to encase the back (and use a fan to remove the hot air) ?
by Matzon
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can a fan be powered via a USB port?
Replies: 13
Views: 4398

I'm running the antec tricool 120mm fan (from a solo case) using my mac mini's usb port, by cutting the usb cable and getting power from that.
Won't start unless the tricool is set to full speed. But once thats done, it runs like a champ.
by Matzon
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive E6600 overclocked + passive 8800GTS
Replies: 17
Views: 11876

try running the fur benchmark - in stability mode. http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1717 set at 32 MSAA and windowed mode, resolution doesn't matter. Fire up TAT too, and set 1 core to 100% workload. Let it run for 20-30 mins, and report temps. I've found games to not stress cards that m...
by Matzon
Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Solo Build
Replies: 1
Views: 2420

My Solo Build

This is some pictures of my Solo build: http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/muuuhko/DesktopSolo Specs: C2D E6750 @ 3.2GHz, 2x1GB Corsair DDR2 CAS 5 @ 1:1, Scythe Ninja, ASUS GeForce 8600 GTS (passive), 2xSilent Eagle 120mm, 2xNexus Real Silent 92mm, Zalman MFC1 Fan controller It's by far my best build, an...
by Matzon
Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best P35 Motherboard?
Replies: 16
Views: 5275

mr_plow_king wrote:The difference between the DS3P and the R is :

dual PCI_express 16x
IEEE 1394 Controller


The Ultra-120 will fit on both
it's pci-e 1x16x and 1x4x - NOT 2x16
by Matzon
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My PC "clicks" when I do something
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

on-board sound ?
try adding a proper soundcard to your system.
by Matzon
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: middle/mini-tower with fan on hd
Replies: 8
Views: 3012

it sucks in air through the side of the front
by Matzon
Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Penryn dual-core power figures preview - looking very good
Replies: 19
Views: 4713

So in effect, I can never know the real value? - I can add 15, but that might not be entirely true? What about the above penryn temps, should we add 15 to those too? Since my processors is specced to 72C max, does that mean 57C in TAT? (that would mean ~47C for the older C2D version, waay too low?) ...
by Matzon
Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Penryn dual-core power figures preview - looking very good
Replies: 19
Views: 4713

it's default vcore (1.35 ?)
and using 8 multiplier @ 400 MHz

the temperature seems to top out at 53C

Image

No other components are OC'ed - I tried with my ASUS Silent 8600 GTS, but failed miserably.
by Matzon
Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Penryn dual-core power figures preview - looking very good
Replies: 19
Views: 4713

I am using a ninja for cooling and 2x120mm Silent Eagle (push / pull) ~1000 rpm + 2x92mm nexus intake in a solo case http://matzon.dk/brian/pictures/tat.png I would love to know why I get so low temperatures my self!! If TAT is the wrong tool, then fine - how do I then measure the correct temperatur...
by Matzon
Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Penryn dual-core power figures preview - looking very good
Replies: 19
Views: 4713

I dont understand why the idle temperatures are so high. The 6550 is 41C, my 6750 idles at 24C right now (ambient ~22)?