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by deruberhanyok
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Serenity Mini, SPCR Edition by Puget Computers
Replies: 17
Views: 9964

Re: Serenity Mini, SPCR Edition by Puget Computers

It's not really "mini", is it? I was expecting something mini-ITX from the name. :(

That aside, very impressive noise levels for a production system!
by deruberhanyok
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: very lower power combo - i3-2100T and Zotac H67 ITX
Replies: 4
Views: 3261

Re: very lower power combo - i3-2100T and Zotac H67 ITX

I had a long post typed up but it was eaten. :cry: Andy, I'm with you on that. All the pre-release talk for Brazos had me pretty interested in the platform. When it was available and tests started showing the CPU at Atom levels of performance I was disappointed. I really dig that it has a great IGP ...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: very lower power combo - i3-2100T and Zotac H67 ITX
Replies: 4
Views: 3261

very lower power combo - i3-2100T and Zotac H67 ITX

I just ran across this article at xbit: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i3-2100t.html The power numbers are on page 11, but the short version is: :shock: that's a really low power draw! At load it was pulling under 35 watts... at idle it was under 10! And I thought my i3-530 + DH57...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac H67-ITX: Sandy Bridge on Mini-ITX
Replies: 19
Views: 8398

Re: Zotac H67-ITX: Sandy Bridge on Mini-ITX

Lawrence, Thanks for the writeup! I'm always interested to see what Zotac has been cooking (and I'm sure I'm not alone here!) I have a question for you, based on what I've seen in a few other places: it looks like the board might be using EFI but in the old BIOS style. Is there any way to confirm th...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are slim DVD/Blu-Ray drives quite or reliable?
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

Re: Are slim DVD/Blu-Ray drives quite or reliable?

No, I didn't have to make any changes to the case. However, when I mounted the drive to the cage I had to slide everything into position to see where everything would line up before I started screwing things into place. As I recall the mounting bracket for the optical drive was kind of counter-intui...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are slim DVD/Blu-Ray drives quite or reliable?
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

Re: Are slim DVD/Blu-Ray drives quite or reliable?

I have a slot-loading optical drive in my ISK 300-65 system. It does take care of the problem of the drive feeling "flimsy" since there's no tray to eject. It's a Pioneer DVR-TS08... dunno if they're still available anywhere. Newegg doesn't seem to have them anymore, at least. I really only use it f...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: antec isk-100: mini-itx, 90w, 2x2.5", 248x212x108mm
Replies: 18
Views: 5521

Re: antec isk-100: mini-itx, 90w, 2x2.5", 248x212x108mm

Has anyone picked one of these up yet? I'm curious as to overall user impressions.
by deruberhanyok
Tue May 11, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My system inside an ISK 300-65
Replies: 6
Views: 2596

I haven't done any load testing, no. As I said, I don't have a power meter. I might pick one up the next time I order parts, perhaps a kill-a-watt or something. The most strenuous of activities to which the system will ever be subjected is likely watching a DVD movie (or perhaps an HTML5 video. I'm ...
by deruberhanyok
Mon May 10, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My system inside an ISK 300-65
Replies: 6
Views: 2596

My system inside an ISK 300-65

Hello all. Wasn't sure where to put this, but most of my observations are in relation to the case so I figured this was as good a spot as any. About two weeks ago I put together a mini ITX system inside an Antec ISK 300-65 with the following specs: Intel DH57JG 4GB (2x2GB) G.Skill "Eco" 1.35v DDR3-1...
by deruberhanyok
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Looks Like 1156 Socket is being superseded by a new socket
Replies: 45
Views: 10139

I'm hopeful but not so sure I trust the article. If Clarkdale is already 1155 (1156 -1) how does the "extra" pin indicate graphics? It's got one fewer pins, not one extra. My understanding of it is that not all of the LGA1156 pins are "used" by Lynnfield (I use quotes to indicate "used" as in "crit...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Looks Like 1156 Socket is being superseded by a new socket
Replies: 45
Views: 10139

The quote from the VR zone article is not technically correct. Lynnfield is making use of socket 1156 but Clarkdale is using 1155 already. Some info on LGA1155: You may have heard that Clarkdale brings with it a new socket type, dubbed LGA1155. That's true, but it's not entirely new: this is just on...
by deruberhanyok
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH55TC drivers and similar?
Replies: 5
Views: 3410

While I couldn't speak for that board specifically, I will say that I've found the Matrix Storage Manager application to be VERY useful. It shows all of the devices connected to the SATA controller and their status, etc. I actually had it give me a pop up warning about a drive, which gave me enough ...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac H55 ITX board now available
Replies: 9
Views: 3680

Bit-Tech has a review of the board:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mother ... d-review/1

Sounds like it needs some BIOS work. Performance isn't bad but lower than it could be, and the undervolting options didn't seem to work for them when tested.
by deruberhanyok
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac H55 ITX board now available
Replies: 9
Views: 3680

I noticed that. Intel's ITX H57 board seems to be the same way. /boggle. I guess the thinking is that an ITX board will go in an ATX case, so there probably wouldn't be room for any aftermarket heatsink much larger than the stock one anyways.

frostedflakes - d'oh! I missed that. Good eye there.
by deruberhanyok
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac H55 ITX board now available
Replies: 9
Views: 3680

Anandtech has a review here: http://anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3753 The numbers look pretty good. Here's a quick summary of the part that interests me (and, I expect, many others here): test setup: PC Power & Cooling 610W PSU (!!!) i3-530 4GB DDR-3 kits (depending on the models used, these appe...
by deruberhanyok
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ISK 300 available with larger power supply now
Replies: 32
Views: 31085

Wow, that's a bummer about the efficiency. I figured it might be 80 plus. :( Thanks for providing the extra info, blaster. I wonder if there's a way to get a more efficient PSU in there, perhaps a DC/DC board? Of course, at that point you'd be doing pretty much the same as putting a bigger one in th...
by deruberhanyok
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac H55 ITX board now available
Replies: 9
Views: 3680

Zotac H55 ITX board now available

Saw this board pop up in the Newegg listings earlier this week for $144.99. It's also on Amazon with a longer time to ship. I've got one on a wish list for a low power i3 Linux system in an ISK 300-65, but have to wait until tax returns come in before I can buy anything. I may end up putting it off ...
by deruberhanyok
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ISK 300 available with larger power supply now
Replies: 32
Views: 31085

There's a smaller SATA style power connector used by slim SATA optical drives. It looks like a regular SATA connector but I believe it is 6 pin instead of 7. There's a picture here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270183 I was also looking at a few more pictures and wonderin...
by deruberhanyok
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ISK 300 available with larger power supply now
Replies: 32
Views: 31085

blaster, thanks for posting the pictures. What's the cable length like on the PSU? From the pictures it looks like there are way too many (and they are too long) for the size of the case. Does it have the smaller power adapter used by slimline optical drives included? I believe the 65W version does ...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Shootout: Antec 3480 vs. Silverstone TJ08?
Replies: 12
Views: 4800

I was puzzling over this very decision in the fall and wound up ordering a TJ08. I'm quite pleased with it. I have a Corsair 520HX power supply in it with optical drive without any issues. Right now I have a Core 2 Duo system in the box but plan to switch it to 1156 when I have the cash saved up. Ha...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK300-150 - will it be OK with this?
Replies: 25
Views: 5646

It would be fine with either, but I think you'd be better off going with the E3300 for power/heat reasons. You could probably also get away with the 65W version of the case at that point. Not sure what the power draw is like on the older processors but unless it's a server where the processor is at ...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ISK 300 available with larger power supply now
Replies: 32
Views: 31085

blaster - I'd be curious to hear how it goes! I was planning to put together an H55 system and use the new Core processors' onboard graphics for a tiny linux box, but Zotac's H55 mITX board doesn't seem available anywhere just yet. I figure the 65W version would be sufficient for my use, but an opti...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ISK 300 available with larger power supply now
Replies: 32
Views: 31085

ISK 300 available with larger power supply now

I don't know if anyone has seen this or how new they are (Newegg has them listed as "new arrivals"), but I just happened to be updating wish lists on in anticipation of an income tax refund and spotted these. Antec has details here: http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?Family=Mjg4 Looks like ...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Too much research?? Silverstone TJ-08, Core i7 920, and q's
Replies: 11
Views: 2860

Personally I wouldn't, unless I opened up the power supply to visually check for damage to the internal components. Of course if you did that you may not be able to get it replaced. I'm just of the opinion that if the power supply seems flaky in some way, better to not use it. I lost one system to a...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec ISK-300 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 86
Views: 59011

Great review, thanks MikeC! Anyone know if a regular Shuriken will fit in there? I'm guessing from the dimensions that it really wouldn't have enough clearance above the fan to be very effective, but the "BIG" Shuriken, being 6mm shorter, would be alright (assuming it fits onto whatever motherboard ...
by deruberhanyok
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe "BIG" Shuriken - low profile, 120mm fan
Replies: 2
Views: 3115

Yeah, I'm surprised that more companies haven't picked up on the HDT thing since Xigmatek's have performed so well.

MikeC mentioned in the ISK 300 article that they got one in so hopefully we'll see an SPCR review of it soon. :)
by deruberhanyok
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: i7 build advice needed - too much info in my head
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Since you already have the processor, P55/H55/P57/H57 and any other chipsets being talked about can be safely ignored. They all will use a different interconnect to the processor than the X58 chipset. I don't see Intel abandoning the high end enthusiast market of the 1366 socket. That's a high margi...
by deruberhanyok
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 86738

I e-mailed Antec a while back asking if they planned to release a version with a larger power supply, in the 120W range, and the response I receive was, quote: "I apologize but we do not have any information on any future products." So I guess the official company line on it is "no comment" which is...
by deruberhanyok
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe "BIG" Shuriken - low profile, 120mm fan
Replies: 2
Views: 3115

Scythe "BIG" Shuriken - low profile, 120mm fan

Saw this at expreview and fudzilla: http://en.expreview.com/2009/07/01/scythe-launches-low-profile-big-shuriken-cpu-cooler.html http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/14462/1/ 50g heavier but 6mm shorter than the Shuriken rev B... looks pretty nice. Though I'm not sure if a 6mm height different would ...
by deruberhanyok
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: i7 PC electrical noise leaking into audio recordings
Replies: 24
Views: 7240

In regards to the discussion about power use, Tech Report showed peak power consumption under 300W for an i7 965 with a Radeon 4870: http://techreport.com/articles.x/15818/14 Their full test system setup is on page 4 of that article. Thanks, deruberhanyok! Do you have an opinion on which power suppl...