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by DaveD
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate's 10TB HDDs
Replies: 37
Views: 96456

Re: Seagate's 10TB HDDs

Have owned six WD80EFRX (though only two were in my system - the others are in My Book Duos). Sold one in the process of upgrading to the 10-12TB drives, which I regret as my main rig will be returning to a three HDD configuration at some point - consisting of WD80EFRX. My original comments on that...
by DaveD
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC build help
Replies: 8
Views: 3809

Re: HTPC build help

Hi khaakon, Thanks for posting, I appreciate your comments. When I find any information that I think others may be able to benefit from, as in the xbitlabs articles I linked to, I will always share it. I like helping others, and that's what forums are for. :) I'm glad you found the one about the CPU...
by DaveD
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC build help
Replies: 8
Views: 3809

Re: HTPC build help

Hi CA_Steve, Thanks for the edit. CPU: I've been reading what I can find on them, and you are right, the I5 is the way to go. I came across this article written by Ilya Gavrichenkov at: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i5-4670s-4670t_3.html#sect0 Here is a quote from the article: "A...
by DaveD
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC build help
Replies: 8
Views: 3809

Re: HTPC build help

Not trying to be rude, but if you want people to read your post, paragraphs really really make things easier. Not sure what happened, but originally the post had six specific breaks designated as paragraphs. Each one had a five-space indentation. So originally, as it was posted in a previous thread...
by DaveD
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC build help
Replies: 8
Views: 3809

Re: HTPC build help

Not trying to be rude, but if you want people to read your post, paragraphs really really make things easier. Not sure what happened, but originally the post had six specific breaks designated as paragraphs. Each one had a five-space indentation. So originally, as it was posted in a previous thread...
by DaveD
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC build help
Replies: 8
Views: 3809

HTPC build help

[moderator: moved post to it's own thread] I have to admit, the Z97-PRO is an extremely nice board. I'm in the process of picking parts for a new build, and I'll be buying the parts within a week. I already got the SSD, a Crucial MX100 512GB. I still need to get a big video storage drive, maybe a 4...
by DaveD
Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UPS battery replacement recommendations. in USA
Replies: 8
Views: 1999

Batteries Plus

I took the dead batteries out of my UPS, took them to Batteries Plus, bought the new ones and they took the dead ones for recycle.
by DaveD
Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best Cases for the Intel DG45FC M-ITX MOBO?
Replies: 14
Views: 5959

Intel DG45FC MOBO set-up

Well, I did it. I got the Intel DG45FC MOBO, an E7300 CPU (if I rember right, at the time it was either the same price or cheaper than the E7200) and 4GB of Crucial RAM, a picoPSU 120 with the 8.5A AC/DC PS , a Hitachi Travelstar 7K320-160 HTS723216L9A360 2.5" 160 GB HDD, the HP Slimline case and a ...
by DaveD
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Nsk2480 CPU Fan help
Replies: 17
Views: 4052

Edit: As some say the mini-ninja is around 115mm tall, then the actual clearance may be around 120mm of space. Anyone know how much space is above the mini-ninja? elendil850, yamahaSHO should be able to answer that question fairly easily, as he has one in his case. Just by looking at the picture th...
by DaveD
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel CPU Stepping Charts: Any Links?
Replies: 0
Views: 938

Intel CPU Stepping Charts: Any Links?

I am interested in the Intel CPU stepping charts, and any information about Intel CPU stepping. If you have any links or information, I will be grateful for your help. Lawrence Lee has proven how much difference the revisions actually make: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article869-page5.html Going f...
by DaveD
Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Describe your ideal mATX mini tower
Replies: 52
Views: 13945

My vote is with Kreed and Strid. The NSK3480 is a nice sized case, but it is too narrow for the big tower coolers. This fact and that there are no suspended HDD mounts built into the case is the reason I passed on the NSK3480 and went with the Solo instead. QuietOC brings up another good point, alon...
by DaveD
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Nsk2480 CPU Fan help
Replies: 17
Views: 4052

Noctua NH-C12P

elendil850, Have you purchased a new HSF Yet? If you are still understandably worried about northbridge temps, then you might look at the Noctua NH-C12P reviewed here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article846-page1.html According to Lawrence Lee, this is the best top-down cooler there currently is. ...
by DaveD
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Test
Replies: 6
Views: 4854

And again
by DaveD
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Test
Replies: 6
Views: 4854

And my test :)
by DaveD
Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Nsk2480 CPU Fan help
Replies: 17
Views: 4052

Clear PSU baffle in the NSK2480/Fusion

yamahaSHO, I noticed in the pic of your NSK2480/Fusion that there is a clear PSU baffle in there. Is that a stock feature, or is that a mod of yours? I don't recall ever seeing that before, but then again I have a very bad memory. I like how that works, basically dedicating one fan as a CPU cooler f...
by DaveD
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best Cases for the Intel DG45FC M-ITX MOBO?
Replies: 14
Views: 5959

Mike, I checked out your link to the Universal Thermal Chassis, thanks. In the specs, it does list the dual core Atom (Intel D945GCLF 2) as one of the accepted boards, which is good. If I were to go with the HP Pavilion Slimline case, I would definitely use a Pico PSU or the PW-200-V with the Dell D...
by DaveD
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Nsk2480 CPU Fan help
Replies: 17
Views: 4052

elendil850, I'm glad you liked my input, as I like to be of help. You have an excellent MOBO, one that I hope to put inside this SOLO case before too long. And I will try to passively cool the CPU I will use, also. That will more than likely be the E-7200 which will make it real easy to do. Please k...
by DaveD
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 17" tall case - Sonata II vs Solo?
Replies: 7
Views: 2398

Go ahead and read Ralf Hutter's review of the Antec P150/Solo, and then go ahead and get the Solo. You can't beat the built-in HDD suspension system and better HDD cooling. I recently replaced the Antec SLK3700BQE case which has the same HDD mounting system as the Sonata III, and yes, there is a big...
by DaveD
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could this work with a PW-200-V?
Replies: 20
Views: 3459

Dell DA-2 on eBay

And another good link to the Dell DA-2 on eBay: http://computers.shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=Dell+DA-2&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=58058&_okw=Dell+DA-2&_oexkw=&_udlo=&_udhi=&_sabdlo=&_sabdhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_ftrt=901&_ftrv=1&fsradio=%26LH_SpecificSeller%3D1&_saslop=1&_sasl=&_sadis=200&_fpos=&_fsct=&fs...
by DaveD
Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any potential problems with this new system?
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

You would be much better off with the Antec SOLO case, or the Sonata Plus 550 if you want a PSU pre-installed. I have the Antec SLK3700BQE which is extremely similar to the Sonata III 500, as in it uses the same HDD mounting system, and believe me when I say it transmits the HDD noise to the case, a...
by DaveD
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Nsk2480 CPU Fan help
Replies: 17
Views: 4052

Biggest reason that I want a blow-down cooler is my motherboard (ASUS P5N7A-VM) has a northbridge that runs pretty warm, and I would like to get a little extra airflow over it if possible. This is what Lawrence Lee wrote about the temps on this board: "Cooling To test the cooling on the board, we l...
by DaveD
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best Cases for the Intel DG45FC M-ITX MOBO?
Replies: 14
Views: 5959

HP Pavilion Slimline case

fwki, thanks for the links. The Morex t3500b pro has got to be one of the best looking cases I have ever seen, but there isn't any room for PCI expansion slots, plus it is passively cooled which might not work. The SUGO SG05 has much more room, plus has the PCI expansion slots. However, I'd be afrai...
by DaveD
Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best Cases for the Intel DG45FC M-ITX MOBO?
Replies: 14
Views: 5959

Mike, I took a look at the Shuttle case on eBay you pointed out. This might be a viable option. Do you know if this case will align with the m-ITX form factor MOBO? The Intel DG45FC has one PCI Express* x1 bus add-in card connector, so this case should allow the use of it if it aligns with the expan...
by DaveD
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best Cases for the Intel DG45FC M-ITX MOBO?
Replies: 14
Views: 5959

Thanks for the reply

Mike, I agree that most tiny cases are designed just to be tiny. I have the feeling that eventually there is going to be a market for m-ITX systems in main stream computing, especially if we see more m-ITX MOBOs like Intel's DG45FC. After all, Dell sells some very small PCs. Now is what we need is a...
by DaveD
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 5.25 mesh bay cover on a Solo : go for Lian-Li !
Replies: 16
Views: 6579

best thing you can do is what MikeC did when he was doing the custom built antec solo systems. He put in a duct from the PSU to the top 3x 5.25" bays, and completely isolated the airflow in the top PSU region from the bottom component region. Air naturally flows from the front intake through the PS...
by DaveD
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best Cases for the Intel DG45FC M-ITX MOBO?
Replies: 14
Views: 5959

Best Cases for the Intel DG45FC M-ITX MOBO?

I am very interested in building a PC using the Intel DG45FC MOBO. I plan on using all internal components (HDD, optical drive[slim style is fine if needed], etc). CPU of choice is the E7200, and plan on using 2 sticks of RAM. A PICO 120 PS would be fine, as this is going to be used for business pur...
by DaveD
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 5.25 mesh bay cover on a Solo : go for Lian-Li !
Replies: 16
Views: 6579

Very nice!

Even if one didn't want the mesh grills for air flow, this really dresses up the SOLO very nicely. I think I will order a couple of these for mine. Also, great job on your fan project.

Dave
by DaveD
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK3480 and Silverstone SG01 size comparison
Replies: 1
Views: 1816

Thanks for the pics

Thanks for the pics. I have looked at the SG01 on their web site, and was curious about it. Comparing it to an Antec NSK3480 puts it well into perspective. However, the pics make me appreciate the 3480 a hole lot more, as I like the idea of small PCs for everyday computing. It would come down to a m...