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by david_f1976
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate FreeAgent Go 1TB and 640GB portable USB drives
Replies: 28
Views: 11150

Interesting. I've recently bought a completely fanless pc with the aim of putting it in the living room. Just playing about with it at the moment and so have a 2.5" internal hard drive installed (Western Digitial 1200 BEVS from memory) but the noise from it is distracting when nothing else is happen...
by david_f1976
Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Sugo SG05 and SG06: Gaming mini-ITX cases?
Replies: 41
Views: 38654

Although this case is a massive improvement thermally on most current mini-itx cases, I'm struggling to see the advantage. As the article suggests a picoPSU seems a must. I might as well stick with my modified Antec Aria. The footprint isn't that much bigger (269 mm x 335 mm x 200 mm versus 222 mm ...
by david_f1976
Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Sugo SG05 and SG06: Gaming mini-ITX cases?
Replies: 41
Views: 38654

Although this case is a massive improvement thermally on most current mini-itx cases, I'm struggling to see the advantage. As the article suggests a picoPSU seems a must. I might as well stick with my modified Antec Aria. The footprint isn't that much bigger (269 mm x 335 mm x 200 mm versus 222 mm x...
by david_f1976
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone PT-09
Replies: 1
Views: 3018

Silverstone PT-09

I just stumbled upon this case and wondered about it from a general silent PC perspective and as an enclosure for a couple of computers I already have. http://www.silverstonetek.com/OEM/d_case.php?model=PT-09 My server is a Skt 479 MODT Intel T7200 on a Jetway J9F2 motherboard (socket 478 cooler mou...
by david_f1976
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Virtualized Server
Replies: 10
Views: 2008

I run 3 x 3.5" hard drives (1 of which is a Western Digital Green Power) off a 120 W PicoPSU no problem. I also have a full size optical drive. This runs off an Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 mobile processor. Not sure how the energy consumption compares to the proposed AMD but I suspect you'd be ok.
by david_f1976
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Shuriken and Silverstone NT01 in Hoojum Cubit 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

The last time I checked Speedfan had problems with this motherboard.

I do have a fanmate attached already attached. I don't have another one, but do have some resistors, so I may try adding one of them inline.

Thanks for the tip.
by david_f1976
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Shuriken and Silverstone NT01 in Hoojum Cubit 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

jessekopelman wrote:Your Xeon is a Socket 775 mount. Socket 775 mounting holes are symmetrical -- you can mount the heatsink in any orientation you want.
Never thought of that. Thanks.

Anybody any thoughts on the merits of the two methods from my original post?
by david_f1976
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Shuriken and Silverstone NT01 in Hoojum Cubit 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

Scythe Shuriken and Silverstone NT01 in Hoojum Cubit 3

I have the Intel DG45FC mini-ITX motherboard with an Intel Xeon E3110 (equivalent of E8400 or 8500 I believe) in the above case. I'm currently using a Zalman 7000 series cooler, but I was hoping to find something quieter. Other components in the case would be a slimline optical drive and a 2.5" hard...
by david_f1976
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recommended 2.5" external SATA-USB enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: Recommended 2.5" external SATA-USB enclosure

If you plan to have it "permanently" attached, I'd check out esata (usb is glacial) and a case with good ventilation. And, get the largest capacity available - you can never have enough. More than likely this will be attached to an EEE PC, so USB is a must. It will only be used for music streaming,...
by david_f1976
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recommended 2.5" external SATA-USB enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Recommended 2.5" external SATA-USB enclosure

I'm looking to move some of my storage to an external 2.5" hard drive. The aim is that it will be on 24/7 in my bedroom. I have identified a SATA hard drive (WD Scorpio Blue 250 GB). Can anybody recommend a USB enclosure available in the UK. My other thought was to get a USB-SATA lead and have the h...
by david_f1976
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Bluray capable HTPC build
Replies: 14
Views: 4340

Re: Bluray capable HTPC build

The HTPC will be based on Vista and its media center software. As he does not wish to turn on the projector to select a music track a case with a built in TFT would be nice. We've looked at the OrigenAE S16T for this matter. VFD are too small for large music collections and don't allow comfortable ...
by david_f1976
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DG45FC: Loaded LGA775 Mini-ITX Board
Replies: 40
Views: 34158

Potential PSU

Anybody got any thoughts on this EF14 PSU, as a beefier alternative to the 120W PicoPSU? http://www.mcubed-store.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=3&products_id=245 I see it as potentially being able to drive this board with E8400 and 2 optical drives and a laptop hard drive. However, I'm a bit wor...
by david_f1976
Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DG45FC: Loaded LGA775 Mini-ITX Board
Replies: 40
Views: 34158

recommendations for a ITX case? I'm about to try with a Morex Venus 669 which hopefully should arrive over the weekend. Possibly not the best solution out of the box, and I haven't heard too much in the way of customisation. I'll be running two optical drives and a 2.5" hard drive in this one with ...
by david_f1976
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: UK source for picopsu at a reasonable price?
Replies: 3
Views: 1576

I got mine from linitx (sorry I can't put in links yet) It should cost you c. £70 for a 120W pico and a 102W brick.