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by Linnaeus Tripe
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction
Replies: 29
Views: 27884

Re: MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction

Thanks, Mike. That turntable is lovely, but 19kg - wow!
I look forward to the next article.
by Linnaeus Tripe
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
Replies: 61
Views: 48652

Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Many happy returns of the day!
by Linnaeus Tripe
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD A10-5700 APU: Trinity at 65W
Replies: 7
Views: 9162

Re: AMD A10-5700 APU: Trinity at 65W

Thanks for the review and comparisons.

FYI, on page 1 you are reporting a price of $1205! (WOW!)
by Linnaeus Tripe
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: HTPC Keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 4983

Re: HTPC Keyboard

I have the Logitech diNova mini and it has been nothing but a hassle. I have been very disatisfied with it. I have found that it loses connection easily and will not re-sync without removing the battery from the base, replugging in the dongle, etc. When it does work the size is fine and the controls...
by Linnaeus Tripe
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silent CPU cooler for Intel i3
Replies: 17
Views: 15937

Re: Silent CPU cooler for Intel i3

snakyjake wrote:The only cooler that looked better is the Scythe BIG SHURIKEN. But the specifications do not mention compatibility with i3/1155.

The Big Shuriken is compatible with 1155 socket - but depending on the board, it may (read will) cover up the PCIx slot. If you aren't using it, then no problems.
by Linnaeus Tripe
Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best case which can accommodate the Zotac ION N330?
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Best case which can accommodate the Zotac ION N330?

Look at some of the In Win cases: http://www.in-win.us/products_pccase.php

I have one and it is attractive, allows for a 3.5 HDD and full-size optical drive depending on your heatsink.

While it comes with a 200w PSU with a loud fan I just took that out. Also, you can find them for pretty cheap.
by Linnaeus Tripe
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD
Replies: 52
Views: 15083

Re: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD

Great review - many thanks! FYI, I believe the interface on these drives is SATA 2 (3 GB/s) rather than what is recorded on the initial spec table.
by Linnaeus Tripe
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Acronis True Image WD Edition: anyone tried?
Replies: 6
Views: 2221

I recently used it to migrate a 320GB boot drive to a 1TB drive without difficulty and found it pretty easy to use, but I did not do anything other than move everything lock, stock, and barrel to the new drive.
by Linnaeus Tripe
Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 114221

I agree that on-line ads are distracting, but I must say that the advertising done on SPCR are not annoying - the banner at the top, some tech related ads and the Google banner - I accept as part of the web-world.

Now, if we could just get SPCR to do some "male enhancement" reviews :lol:
by Linnaeus Tripe
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li Q08
Replies: 16
Views: 21665

It has some appeal - I use a modded Q07 as my daily PC and am very happy with it - very quiet and unassuming.

But - it has space for 6 HDD + optical drive? How many ITX boards have that many SATA headers? I also wish they would move the front panel USB ports to the top.
by Linnaeus Tripe
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q07 ... Mini ITX
Replies: 82
Views: 130662

Fantastic build - I have a similar one using a Ninja 2 on e8500. When I just used the SlipStream blowing through Ninja front-to-back temps where poor, so I drilled some holes in the PSU bracket to mount a 120mm Nexus fan and it works great. I had a Sunbeam fan controller in the expansion slot hole a...
by Linnaeus Tripe
Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: benefit of a second drive?
Replies: 18
Views: 3917

The thought of using a fast SSD for the OS and a larger, slower, cheaper disk for the user data/storage sounds appealing.

With the release of Windows 7 approaching, any thoughts on how to put the User data to the second drive in this OS?
by Linnaeus Tripe
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 5 best computer games according to you...
Replies: 42
Views: 8727

Civ 1 or 2
Doom 1 or 2
Diablo 2
Heretic
Red Baron 1 (old school game)
by Linnaeus Tripe
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Big, Quiet But SHALLOW Case Challenge- Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 2085

You might look at the Antec NSK 4480 - lots of room, depth is <17". Or the Lian Li PC-V351 - its cube-shaped but would meet your specs (only takes a mATX board I think.)
by Linnaeus Tripe
Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DG45FC: Loaded LGA775 Mini-ITX Board
Replies: 40
Views: 34352

I will confirm that a Pico PSU will fit, but it is tight against the second memory module. It seems to work fine, though.
by Linnaeus Tripe
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help Please! Mini-ITX Build (pics)
Replies: 40
Views: 12597

And what do you mean by splitting the POWER LED connector? The "three-pin" Power LED cable - just cut it in half (down the empty middle pin) and viola' it becomes two one-pin cables that you can just stick on the appropriate pins. Or, just don't connect the damn thing - it frequently feeds an annoy...
by Linnaeus Tripe
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Corsair H50 vs Scythe Ninja mini FANLESS
Replies: 7
Views: 3552

You will go from a single quiet fan to a water pump +/- single quiet fan. If your ambient temps are high, the passive heat dissipation will still be poor. An interesting idea moving the radiator/heatsink fins to outside the case, though.

I don't think it looks promising :(
by Linnaeus Tripe
Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q07 ... Mini ITX
Replies: 82
Views: 130662

I picked up one of these cases. I am using the Intel DG45FC. Originally I had a pretty quiet FSP full ATX PSU in there, but I found the combination of the PSU fan + Arctic Cooling 7 LP heatsink/fan was very audible and annoying, with only adequate cooling (E8400 idle ~39c, load 49c.) So I swapped ou...
by Linnaeus Tripe
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for ITX Case - need help
Replies: 4
Views: 1901

I have the In Win BM648 and it looks nice, but the small PSU fan is fairly loud and runs most of the time. I am in the process of swapping out the PSU for a Pico, and I am hopeful that will be an improvement. With a slim-optical drive, there is room for a reasonable heatsink - I am using an Arctic C...
by Linnaeus Tripe
Thu May 07, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Slim OD + USB hub for 5.25 drive bay?
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Thanks! Just what I was looking for :D
by Linnaeus Tripe
Thu May 07, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 59 celsius (load) with a Ninja 2?
Replies: 9
Views: 1962

I agree those temps are too high.

You might get much better cooling if you could move the Ninja fan to the front (over the memory) and blow back through the heat sink toward the exhaust fan. You should be able to get by with a pretty slow fan speed.
by Linnaeus Tripe
Thu May 07, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Slim OD + USB hub for 5.25 drive bay?
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Slim OD + USB hub for 5.25 drive bay?

Does anyone know of a kit to allow a slim optical drive and front panel USB/card reader? I ask because I have a case that has only one external 5.25 slot (no 3.5 slot) and USB on bottom of case (hard to reach - I wish more cases came with USB hubs at top!) I would love to use a slim optical drive an...
by Linnaeus Tripe
Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Quiet HTPC / media center / torrent client (low watt/quiet)
Replies: 7
Views: 10172

How is the DG45FC for HD playback ? I read in the renethx HTPC build guide @ AVS that it's not beefy enough for post-processing and can't output 24p in 'excellent' form. I'm not sure if that guide is up-to-date/correct on that. I had some problems initially playing 1080p .mkv's, but since I started...
by Linnaeus Tripe
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Quiet HTPC / media center / torrent client (low watt/quiet)
Replies: 7
Views: 10172

I had similar desires and wanted to fiddle with a SFF build. I started with an InWin BM648 because it looks great (which it does) but ultimately found the cooling/noise to be unsatisfactory. Because of the InWin, I picked up the Intel DG45FC mini-itx board and an e5200 (actually this was salvaged fr...
by Linnaeus Tripe
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Core 2 Duo, GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R and cooling
Replies: 18
Views: 7750

Schlotkins wrote:Bump... does the ninja linked above at Newegg come with everything I need for mounting on a 775 socket?

Thanks,
Chris
Yes.
by Linnaeus Tripe
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $350 Xmas Build for Dad
Replies: 15
Views: 4224

I just did the same build for my brother - non-gamer, wants to watch some movies on TV/monitor. Replacing an old, loud P3. Antec NSK3480 $79 (free shipping!) Very impressed with this case! GIGABYTE GA-73UM-S2H 7150 ($89) - HDMI, decent on-board graphic/sound 2 x 2 GB no-name DDR2-800 sticks ($50) 12...