Search found 165 matches

by maalitehdas
Sun May 15, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Audio System Mods, Repairs & Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 10760

Re: Audio System Mods, Repairs & Maintenance

I have a question about cleaning pots and switches in audio equipment Toothpaste or coca-cola are great stuff to remove corrosion both for silver, copper and golden surfaces. (I'm not sure if it works for coal surfaces used on some variable switches in older amps, but worth a try as well). How you ...
by maalitehdas
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for upgrade after 6 years, shopping list help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 2432

Re: Time for upgrade after 6 years, shopping list help neede

i5 6600K w/o separate GPU seems like a solution for me, thanks a lot, so let's move along to other components. Using a passive PSU would be lovely, but it would require opening the lower chamber upwards for airflow in this mod, possibly causing too much heat into the case - on the other hand, more h...
by maalitehdas
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for upgrade after 6 years, shopping list help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 2432

Re: Time for upgrade after 6 years, shopping list help neede

Please detail the video editing requirements... Thanks for joining in! 2016 should still go with 1080p, but I'm after a build for few more years so 4K I guess. Well, another small upgrade later is an option too. My editing is mostly cutting 50-500 short clips from longer takes and combining them to...
by maalitehdas
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for upgrade after 6 years, shopping list help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 2432

Time for upgrade after 6 years, shopping list help needed

Long time since I've visited this forum, still very thankful for all the people helping me out six years ago :) I've built my current silent desktop PC removing fans from CPU, GPU and Case, adding passive cooling components, modding P182 case by blocking all grills except for those in the bottom, an...
by maalitehdas
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rebuilding quiet PC.
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

Re: Rebuilding quiet PC.

I think I should recommend my chimney-build, since you have a set of similar parts there. My system is still running, but nowadays this performance level can be reached with lower wattage. viewtopic.php?f=30&t=57619
by maalitehdas
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lian Li Q08 Advice Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Sounds good in general, just keep those case fans spinning fast enough or let temperatures control the voltage. 9800 can handle its high temps, but if its heat is spreading inside your case your MB might run in too hot surrounding. If possible, let the top fan be controlled by VGA- or System-tempera...
by maalitehdas
Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Idle consumption seems high, any ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

- Antec NSK1480 w/ MT-350 80plus PSU
Too powerful for your consumption? Doesn't reach 80%, could be even as low as 60-70%.
by maalitehdas
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Idle consumption seems high, any ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Your PSU (235W) runs at about 80%-85% efficiency with low load of 44W. That lives your PC 0,85*44W=37W (7 watts of 10-15 solved?) or That lives your PC 0,80*44W=35W (9 watts of 10-15 solved?) Tuner card gives ~1W, each fan adds another ~1W. (11-14W solved?) If you have any extra performace in your C...
by maalitehdas
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low Power MB/CPU combo for a small HTPC/NAS ?
Replies: 16
Views: 8484

I highly doubt the savings in power consumption is enough to make up for the cost of a new board. Let's take an 80W idle computer (quite normal) and use it 24/7 for a year. 24h*365*80W=700800Wh=700,8kWh 700kW*12¢/kWh~80$ Putting that much to reach 40W system pays back in 2 years in electricity. If...
by maalitehdas
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low Power MB/CPU combo for a small HTPC/NAS ?
Replies: 16
Views: 8484

The most cost effective upgrade to boost performance in your systtem might be just a better graphic card. Radeon HD5XXX series are in good prices and I suppose you have your PCI Express x16 slot free there. However, you told I'd like to upgrade to a bit more efficient CPU/MB combo i3-530 is a nice c...
by maalitehdas
Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low Power MB/CPU combo for a small HTPC/NAS ?
Replies: 16
Views: 8484

Zotac has some nice and quiet boards like DualCore D510 + NVidia 2.gen. ION (with upgrade kit) + wlan n
by maalitehdas
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTS 450 launched, various versions available, fanless too
Replies: 23
Views: 5447

Calibre X450G seems to have Arctic Cooling in their model, I run to this image while checking the SPARKLE's passive version. Which one would you prefer?
http://silenssimo.blogspot.com/
by maalitehdas
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Scythe PSUs - any opinions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

I have never owned Scythe PSU, but I modded my Seasonic S12 (changed a Scythe fan there) and got it quiet...
by maalitehdas
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Idea for next update to P18X line - red LEDs
Replies: 61
Views: 6511

MikeC wrote:maalitehdas -- sneaky idea! Tell us what happens. (You mean notice, btw, not notify, right?)
Yep...
by maalitehdas
Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Idea for next update to P18X line - red LEDs
Replies: 61
Views: 6511

A vote to your idea! Antec engineers, please notify and thank the writer too. edit: I've just installed F.lux into my friend's computer without him knowing that. I told his wife to follow if it'll change his sleeping rhythm in few weeks... I hope my friend doesn't notify the program during our nice ...
by maalitehdas
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Best energy efficient monitor?
Replies: 28
Views: 23547

For bigger screens I found this chart, there's few LCD, LED, PLASMA and this new RPTV models and their power consumption. The last model on the list really gives an idea why this question is important, (really? Half a kiloWatt television?). Maybe there are big differences in some smaller screens too...
by maalitehdas
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Component recommendations for HTPC, please
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Thanks, that would be exactly what i'm looking for with 7.1 audio, wlan n and everything but there's an active fan... Do you think it could be removed with some undervolting? It has Intel® Pentium® SU4100 (dual-core) (1.3 GHz). If removing the fan is possible in this model, i'll start the build ar...
by maalitehdas
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Component recommendations for HTPC, please
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Do you knw some ION/CULV motherboards with required HD-audio, HDMI and slots for HD-receiver and gigabit LAN? That might be a start. ION will probably be ok, this is not a gaming build. I found these: ZOTAC NM10-ITX WiFi with WLAN n, but only 720p graphics. ATI Radeon 5750 passive on that? ZOTAC NM1...
by maalitehdas
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Component recommendations for HTPC, please
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

anyone?
by maalitehdas
Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $150US Budget - Which CPU/Mobo/IGP-GPU?
Replies: 18
Views: 2681

...ION can help offload flash to some degree, but Google's JAVA programs like Gmail/GMap/Google street are still a pain during web surfings. I feel ATOM is too slow for my web usage NOW , not to mention 2 to 3 years down the road. Just my two cents. Browsers able to use hardware acceleration might ...
by maalitehdas
Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Performance per watt (W)
Replies: 15
Views: 10354

That's exactly what I mean. But what kind of compare/review/formula tells me the one which is most energy efficient? Let's start with something pretty typical: How do you search for a CPU with lowest wattage, aiming for a computer able to: - show 1080p movies smoothly (Dark Night is a hard one) - sh...
by maalitehdas
Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Performance per watt (W)
Replies: 15
Views: 10354

I found this list for mobile processors, passmark scores are there for most of them. In the specification TDP's are too rough (0 digit), at least some of them are different from what I found. Nice list thou. http://notebookspot.nl/charts/cpu/0/ I asked around my friends about this performance per wa...
by maalitehdas
Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Performance per watt (W)
Replies: 15
Views: 10354

Thanks for all the info. So let's start the seek of green CPU. With everything above in mind I try this one next, waiting for opinions / challengers: Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor i7-660UM Arrandale 1.33 GHz (Turbo 2.4 GHz) 2 cores, 4 threads. 64-bit cache 4 MB, 2.5 GT/s DMI bus TBT,VT-x,VT-d,...
by maalitehdas
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Performance per watt (W)
Replies: 15
Views: 10354

But the TDPs are usually the same for the whole line of CPUs, with several differing clock speed models having the same TDP. Doesn't this make the numbers pretty much useless? Well, maybe only the best clock speed model of the same TDP-serie should be counted. But definitely not useless info for gr...
by maalitehdas
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Performance per watt (W)
Replies: 15
Views: 10354

Just for curiosity here's some models with worse results: W MHz/W model 35 30,49 Intel Core i5 520UM 45 35,56 Intel Core i7 720QM 55 36,36 Intel Core i7 920XM 45 38,44 Intel Core i7 820QM 45 44,44 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 W score/W model 35 28,57 AMD Athlon X2 QL-64 35 27,43 AMD Turion X2 RM-70 15 27...
by maalitehdas
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Performance per watt (W)
Replies: 15
Views: 10354

Calculated Passmark score per TDP (W) for a lot of processors, results: W score/W model 2 155 Intel Atom N280 2 150 Intel Atom N270 2 150 Intel Atom Z530 2 125 Intel Atom Z520 10 92 Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 10 88 Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 5,5 87 Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 10 83 Intel Celeron Dual Core SU...
by maalitehdas
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Performance per watt (W)
Replies: 15
Views: 10354

Performance per watt (W)

Calculated clock speed (MHz) per TDP (W) for max 10W processors, results: W MHz/W model 2 915 Intel Atom Z540 2 830 Intel Atom N280 2 800 Intel Atom N270 2 800 Intel Atom Z530 2 665 Intel Atom Z520 2 550 Intel Atom Z510 5 332 Intel Atom N450 5 300 VIA Nano U2250 5 280 VIA Nano U3200 5 260 Intel Cele...
by maalitehdas
Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this a good Energy-Efficient PC Build?
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

I had to update my knowledge on this... If these are the best model of each (in GHz/TDP) VIA is still in the lead.

CULV
Core 2 Solo SU3500
1.4 GHz
3 MB
800 MT/s
7x
1.05-1.15 V
5.5 W

VIA
Nano U3200
1.4 GHz
1 MB
800 MT /s
14×
5 W (idle 100 mW)
by maalitehdas
Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this a good Energy-Efficient PC Build?
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

650W PSU will run with low efficient in your build so you don't get the benefits of 80+ gold with it. Go for Seasonic X-400, it reaches decent level already at 80W. Your selected CPU is great, just for correction best performance / watt is reached with VIA processors. The don't have on board video b...
by maalitehdas
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $150US Budget - Which CPU/Mobo/IGP-GPU?
Replies: 18
Views: 2681

The kids box will be used for OpenOffice, email, Youtube, flash-based web games, some older RTS and RPG games. Possibly Starcraft II and Diablo III in the near future. For that purpose I suggested such a low power device, if you're looking for something that is up to date after 2-3 years I think yo...