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by blackworx
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless VESA-mounted HTPC (Akasa Euler) w/ ethernet switch
Replies: 3
Views: 7114

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

Hi Murtoz, sorry missed your replies before - been away for a couple of months. Thanks for the compliments! I had to check the photo because I was thinking "pretty sure I hadn't bought my HTPC's keyboard when I took those shots", and - sure enough I hadn't. Sorry to say that's just a replacement key...
by blackworx
Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good was IBM OS/2 in 90s
Replies: 14
Views: 6830

Re: How good was IBM OS/2 in 90s

by blackworx
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless VESA-mounted HTPC (Akasa Euler) w/ ethernet switch
Replies: 3
Views: 7114

Fanless VESA-mounted HTPC (Akasa Euler) w/ ethernet switch

(Most pics: click for big version) Hi folks, Been a while since I posted a build on here, mostly because I haven't done one for a while. Not a silent one anyway - most of my builds are quickies for other people and (despite my attempts to convince them otherwise) silence is never high on their list...
by blackworx
Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard
Replies: 38
Views: 28156

Re: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard

Hi all, I bought this board on the strength of reports that the green line out jack of the Realtek ALC892 audio subsystem is a combo mini-TOSlink port (e.g. m3libra's response here - linked earlier in this very thread) but am having difficulty getting that particular 'undocumented feature' to work :...
by blackworx
Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1650669

Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things
by blackworx
Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:53 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fanless Netbook (Dell Latitude 2100)
Replies: 4
Views: 4348

Hasn't been the most highly publicised netbook but from what I can see, the Latitude 2100 has actually been available since around May and plenty of comments suggest it has a fan. So is this an updated version or something? Don't know, I took the Register Hardware reviewer's word for it when he sai...
by blackworx
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fanless Netbook (Dell Latitude 2100)
Replies: 4
Views: 4348

Would certainly take the design over the Mini 10 any day, and don't the Minis have fans/blowers?
by blackworx
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX450W... Loud!?
Replies: 7
Views: 4118

Also, how effective are these mods? Did changing the fan help substantially? As effective as you make them really. The Adda ball bearing fan is basically THE noise source, so replacing it with a much quieter one will make a really effective mod. I agree with new2spcr - the baffle is there for a rea...
by blackworx
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX450W... Loud!?
Replies: 7
Views: 4118

I think Corsair wanted to give the HX units ultimate reliability, and plumped for the slightly louder (but presumably longer-life) ball bearing fan option. Makes sense if it keeps claims on the 7 year warranty to a minimum, especially since the vast majority of users would still consider it "silent"...
by blackworx
Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fanless Netbook (Dell Latitude 2100)
Replies: 4
Views: 4348

Fanless Netbook (Dell Latitude 2100)

http://i.dell.com/images/global/products/latit/latit_highlights/laptop-latitude-2100-overview-block1-business.jpg Interesting bits: -FANLESS -Rubberised case with two Kensington lock holes - can be used for carry strap -Gigabit Ethernet -Optional 2GB RAM -Optional matt touch screen -Currently 1024x...
by blackworx
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit IP35 Pro eats memory sticks?
Replies: 25
Views: 5990

I've got 2x2GB Dominator with FSB overclocked to run @ 1:1, stock timings, and I haven't had any problems during use, but I have always had the occasional boot hang (maybe once or twice a month) ever since I built the machine :? It also became unstable under load (video transcoding) when, after havi...
by blackworx
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit IP35 Pro eats memory sticks?
Replies: 25
Views: 5990

Do you use the uGuru systray util? I have heard that certain versions are very leaky, moreso in Vista/XP64 I believe. Can't see how that would actively cause memtest errors, but if you do use it then it might be worth disabling to see if it makes any difference?
by blackworx
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit IP35 Pro eats memory sticks?
Replies: 25
Views: 5990

And yeah, Abit is now completely bought, and their PC components business wound down, so I think we're on our own :( If the PC business was also bought, and the buyer just shut it down, they still need to honor warranties? To OP: You shouldn't have any trouble with the retailer, I think we have pre...
by blackworx
Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit IP35 Pro eats memory sticks?
Replies: 25
Views: 5990

This is the first I've heard of this, but I'll certainly be keeping an eye on mine in future. Just out of interest, how old is your board and have you any idea what its total uptime is? It's just over a year since I replaced my original Pro with an XE (not so much of an upgrade as I had the opportun...
by blackworx
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Recycled Chieftec
Replies: 52
Views: 16755

I read an article which quoted one of the Seasonic head honchos as saying they offer a baseline quality spec to their cross-industry partners, below which they will not go. They also said that only one partner regularly chooses to go above the baseline spec. No prizes for guessing who that is.
by blackworx
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: You know you're getting old when...
Replies: 25
Views: 5602

aristide1 wrote:
DeltaForce wrote:...when your favorite songs are in a time-life infomercial :)
Or they've been covered, and more than once.
Or three of them appear all at once, in a "mash-up" by some unpronouncable "urban" "artiste".
by blackworx
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you waste time?
Replies: 27
Views: 6276

I have been known to spend days on end writing and perfecting programs to simulate swarms of flies What's there to write? If that is poop then { land leave eggs go find something humans eat land there, wipe feet } else { keep flying } :lol: I might do a bluebottle one next that has rotten carcases ...
by blackworx
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What's the right way to stretch?
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

As lm said, big subject. My OH is a fitness instructor, but I wouldn't presume to pass on 2nd hand any of what I've gleaned from her - I'm crap at stretching, when I even bother doing it :oops: However, I found this site a good help... http://www.stretching.name/ - it's image based and you can build...
by blackworx
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Full HD LCD (1080p)
Replies: 35
Views: 7310

danimal wrote:there are more 1920x1200 monitors than there are 1920x1080
at the op's stated screen size of 22", and in consumer panels, 1050/80 is the norm. even the majority of 24" consumer panels are 1080. 1900x1200 is seen as more of a workstation resolution.
by blackworx
Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Recycled Chieftec
Replies: 52
Views: 16755

love the ghetto mount. mostly because it looks neater than screws/silicone tags, but also because I'm guessing velcro must have a decent decoupling effect too?
by blackworx
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you waste time?
Replies: 27
Views: 6276

A bit paranoid...? :shock: Not too many people here from Scotland, chances are slim one of them is your boss :wink: True, but then I *did* make that last post from work. On my, er, lunch break. @bonestonne Titanium? I wish! :lol: Good on you for keeping a 70's chariot on the road. Prince isn't a br...
by blackworx
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Full HD LCD (1080p)
Replies: 35
Views: 7310

Eizo S2242 - are you insane? it's 900$! but nice of you to suggest. LOL I know, but if you consider there's a good chance your monitor will outlive more than one PC, and it's the peripheral you spend the most time interacting with it starts to seem a whole lot more sane. Well, sort of :lol: yes, $9...
by blackworx
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Recycled Chieftec
Replies: 52
Views: 16755

Nice.

I have one of those cases of identical design, but badged Antec and made of steel. Does anyone know if Antec licensed Chieftec's design, or was it the other way around? They are great cases though, definitely built to last!
by blackworx
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Full HD LCD (1080p)
Replies: 35
Views: 7310

If you have money to spend, the Eizo S2242 looks tasty. 22" 1900x1200 PVA.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/monito ... w-review/1
by blackworx
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you waste time?
Replies: 27
Views: 6276

Don't know who said it, but I think it's absolutely true that "time you've enjoyed wasting hasn't been wasted", which reminds me of being sent to tidy my room when I was little. I'd be found hours later sitting in the middle of the floor surrounded by books and comics, away in another world with the...
by blackworx
Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1650669

Klaus Schulze - Don't know which album, or even if it is one (been rummaging through my old cassettes)
by blackworx
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1650669

Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost of Tom Joad
by blackworx
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: You know you're getting old when...
Replies: 25
Views: 5602

xan_user wrote:when I saw a suburban teenager get out of the car and hitch down her pants to a proper sag.


this was over 10 years ago. :(
Lol makes me giggle every time. I saw a full-grown man doing it a few years back and I just thought: oh do grow up you foolish child!
by blackworx
Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: You know you're getting old when...
Replies: 25
Views: 5602

...or 'phones. I have a mobile but rarely use it. It makes calls and sends text messages and has a basic calendar. It's old, and it works, and I have no desire to replace it, least of all with what's available now. I consider myself a technophile but when I'm faced with one of these all-singing, all...
by blackworx
Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone else having stutter probs. with YouTube?
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Had a problem for a few days last week where playback would stop for no reason, even though there was plenty buffered. Only way to get it to start again was to move the progress slider. But yeah I don't think there's ever been a time when YouTube actually worked properly for more than a few weeks fo...