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by figment
Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

I have a Gene VII, but what is this audio input that you are speaking of? I don't see it anywhere!?! :wink: I'm not sure what wink here means. At the risk of ruining some joke: I'd be referring to the analog in connector on the SupremeFX II daughter board. Btw, I need to warn you that its VRM might...
by figment
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best fan control?
Replies: 4
Views: 3863

Re: Best fan control?

Some people simply do not like fan control software of any sort and prefer BIOS control. Like me. I only want UEFI control. Because I use Linux, and Windows-based fan control is pretty much useless on Linux. I am a software developer, so I do understand the benefits of controlling fans from a softw...
by figment
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Blocking/Damping a Corsair 350D
Replies: 0
Views: 2705

Blocking/Damping a Corsair 350D

A bit early to make final decisions, but I was curious about other experiences: For now, I'm planning on buying a Corsair 350D for a December build of a mATX gaming/development system. For the first three years of its life, it will house a gaming video card (GTX 770 to start), for the last three it ...
by figment
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

I mean that: AFAIK the built in digital mixer isn't enough to mix two PC as inputs to one output (and even USB DAC/audio interfaces - like the U7 - don't work that way). But... that's how I'm using it right now. Working on my Linux PC, the sounds from Skype/Term Bells/Flash audio are mixed into the...
by figment
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

What I really want is to be able to mix the audio. Then you need a mixer with possibly a couple of SPDIF inputs. That is, essentially, what the X-Fi Platinum is. It's a sound card with a built-in digital mixer and pre-amp. If I wanted to ditch that, then yes, what I'd be looking for is either a USB...
by figment
Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

How about a simple passive switch to put between your two PC sources and whatever analog device you are driving? Should have decent isolation/avoid groundloop issues. I'm using a KVM right now, and part of that includes the ability to act as an audio switch. However, it is a straight switch, and af...
by figment
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

...just thinking out loud...there are plenty of audio devices that rely upon USB to get the information from the PC (USB DACs, headsets) or to the PC (USB sound boards, headset mics)...seems like there ought to be some s/w that will allow you to run streaming digital audio from one PC to the other ...
by figment
Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

The audio thing seems funky to me. I won't even ask why you are running audio from one PC to another :D Two PCs, one set of headphones? I am a developer. I work on Linux. Games need Windows. It's really annoying to swap the input on headphones every time I want to switch to the other system. And it...
by figment
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

Even the ASUS Z97 Gryphon would be interesting: check it out with reference to your requirements. Yeah, I'm strongly considering the Gryphon. Here's the story on that: I have two PCs: One windows, one Linux. They share a UPS. They also share a KVM (so I can use one monitor, keyboard and mouse and j...
by figment
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

Why a mITX board in a mATX case? Bah. Because I copied the PCPP list from an earlier mITX build list and forgot to pick the mATX board? It's updated in the top post now. Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($434.00 @ Amazon) ...snipped out... Thoughts? Wouldn't be a better pick ? Th...
by figment
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

No, actually the Tachyon wouldn't seem a suitable unit: differently from the various Kingwin, Azza, Silentmaxx, and other, that Rosewill would seem the only Golden King unit without hybrid cooling (as the CM Vanguard is the only Seasonic KM with hybrid cooling disabled). And as I an lodestar discov...
by figment
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

If you haven't found it already, from the Legit Reviews review Yup. Spotted that. This was the complaint I had against other Rosewill PSUs. They either used cheap fans, sleeve bearing fans (mounted horizontally, of course), or fans that spun too fast to be quiet. Sure, it's going to be sitting next...
by figment
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

CA_Steve wrote:Tachyon sale at Newegg $90 for the 650W.
Curses!

And so begins the Dance of Discounts. The only good news is that you usually end up getting something good for less than you expected. The Tachyon for $90 is pretty impressive, too. I'm just checking on the fan now.
by figment
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

Be quick: it's EOL, so grab one before they're gone Ah. That explains the sale. Should its EOL be a concern to me? I imagine warranties still need to be honored, it just might be honored by replacing the unit with a different PSU, I guess. (a Tachyon might be a viable alternative , in case). The Ta...
by figment
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

Hi there, again. Being in the U.S, consider the Rosewill SilentNight 500W , for about $105 for the next few days at Newegg Noted. That's actually a very nice deal. A fanless Superflower for $100. That just might be the first part I order. Unless "fake" Virginia isn't in Virginia... Nah, it's Virgin...
by figment
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Re: Comments/Advice on mATX build

Quiet components inside = quiet outside. Your gfx card will be the dominant source. The lower limit on MSI fans is typically ~1000rpm. Quiet, but audible at idle. You won't hear dialed down case fans or CPU cooler over this. I know it. I bought the 770 when my 660 Ti died. I knew what I was getting...
by figment
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments/Advice on mATX build
Replies: 33
Views: 11665

Comments/Advice on mATX build

Here's the current build plan: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($211.98 @ Micro Center) CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BL 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII GENE Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($...
by figment
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18192

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

Set aside any furniture, he desires a new enclosure, he likes the Obsidian 250D style (and I like it too), and anyway he would want to hold on the smaller volumes, that's about all I understood for sure (or so I guess :wink: ). He also would rather the enclosure internals remain clean for as long a...
by figment
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18192

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

I've worked on plenty of homes that dont have truly straight walls and seen many desks/cabinets that were not square. And my home is no different, to be sure. This particular corner is probably one of the most square in the house, though: Its a poured concrete corner (floor and one wall is concrete...
by figment
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18192

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

Getting back to the case... maybe the area isn't square, maybe the manufacturing tolerances are wide enough so one 210mm case can fit and another won't. <shrugs>. Yup. Shrugging is the suggested response here. All I know is the measurements of the cases in front of me. Assume you need 205mm max wid...
by figment
Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18192

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

I would not take it so seriously. Misunderstandings between people of different mindsets must be taken into account and can not be easily solved: stringent definitions can help, as well being aware that, in order to be understood, you do need to help other people to understand yourself (and do not ...
by figment
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18192

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

So now you're understanding the frustration when we give you suggestions. Funny how that works. The suggestions I've taken issue with are suggestions that are made in good faith, but range from highly inconvenient to impossible. I said I was looking for a case that didn't use the top as a primary i...
by figment
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18192

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

I think a metric ruler is in order. Using SAE and converting it happens to be about as effective as using a Print ruler. Seriously? We can't even trust a tape measure? Are you suggesting that... the markings between 8 1/16 and 8 1/4 represent... no distance at all? Are you unsure if the conversion ...
by figment
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18192

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

See the photos below of me measuring the width of the cases. SPCR will only let me attach three in this post, so for now, you'll just have to take my word that I wasn't totally tricking you by measuring more than the width of the PC-9F. The measurement is in inches, but I'll convert. The lighting is...
by figment
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18192

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

I guess I have a hard time believing that of all of the reviews and measurements say 210mm, and you have a 5mm discrepancy. I completely agree. I thought the exact same thing. I found it just as difficult to believe. Again: I bought the PC-9F, also repeatedly mentioned to be 210mm, with the intenti...
by figment
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18192

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

If the P182 is measured at 210mm, and the P182 is there, your space is 210mm. Not 205mm. If I park my car in a spot, and then I remove my car from the spot, I can take a car equally as wide, and fit it in the spot, no? No. I physically measured the P182 at 205mm. I took a tape measure, laid it acro...
by figment
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18192

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

Considering the source of both of my measurements is SPCR reviews of both cases, I'm going to say it's plenty safe enough to say that they're the same width. I got measurements from SPCR and a couple other sources. All of them agreed that the PC-9F and P182 were the exact same width: 210mm. Regardl...
by figment
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18192

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

I don't think it's a matter of different opinions, just about facts (not to mention your persistent sort of badass attitude): as long as you are not informed about actual PSUs efficiency, more probably that not you're not informed about the cooling prowess of different heatsinks, and about the expe...
by figment
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18192

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

The width of the P182 is 210mm, the width of the TJ08 is 210mm. I fail to see the difference here. Do I have a different type of ruler than you? I don't know. I measure the P182 as 205mm, maybe as low as 200mm in the middle where the leg presses against it. The PC-9F is about 210mm (slightly wider ...
by figment
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build
Replies: 59
Views: 18192

Re: Planning a MiniITX Gaming Build

So, along with "quiet", much like "cool" and "attractive", even "significantly" is a subjective term... Yup. For me, 3 degrees difference under full load isn't significant. My living room has a thermal variance of 2 degrees. At the temperatures we're dealing with, this 3 degree difference means a C...