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by Botanic
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: VIA VB8001 Mini-ITX Board (undervoltable?)
Replies: 16
Views: 6863

So I finally got my VB8001. I am a little disappointed so far. The beefs I have with the board: 1. The fan is really loud. 2. The fan can not be controlled from software. 3. It is not possible to compile gcc under x86_64 gentoo linux. 4. The pins for the USB connectors are not standard. Anyway, I fi...
by Botanic
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [mini-ITX] Case suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Thanks for the suggestions! The SG05 seems to be almost exactly what I am after! The PSU is overkill but the case looks as it could do the job. Half height cards are hard to find. I try to avoid those cases. The SG06 is probably something that I would have to wait for a bit too long. I'll probably g...
by Botanic
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [mini-ITX] Case suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

[mini-ITX] Case suggestions

I have been searching for a case that suits my needs for several days. Every case I have looked at, has some flaw according to my criteria. I am about to buy a VIA VB8001 mini-ITX board. On the board I am about to fit: 3,5" HDD (maybe another one later on). PCI-E gigabit NIC. A CD drive either inter...
by Botanic
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 8K01
Replies: 1
Views: 4092

Compucase 8K01

Does anyone here have any experienca with the Compucase 8K01BS case? It looks interesting for my needs, as I need a new mini-itx case. It comes with a 100 W PSU, "High efficient HEC psu HEC120SA-7FX". Is it any good? How efficient is the PSU, and how good is the ventilation in the case? Here is Comp...
by Botanic
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 85773

Thanks for the extensive info!

Would it be possible to mod the case to fit a 3.5" disk?
by Botanic
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 85773

Are you still happy with the case?
I will probably order the case any day soon.
by Botanic
Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 85773

To me the size of the case is not so important. The bigger the case, the cooler it will be (less noise). At least it is not as big as a normal ATX case. I haven't found any information about the efficency of the PSU. My original plan was to get a PicoPSU, but with this case I would save some money i...
by Botanic
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 85773

It looks like this case can be bought in Sweden now. At least some sites has it for order.

Anyone with a review of it? How good is the PSU?
by Botanic
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I go from here?
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

The online store that I looked at has a section CPUs>Socket AM2, CPUs>Socket AM2+. Under AM2 there are "AMD Athlon 64 X2" and "AMD Sempron Dual Core 2300+". Under AM2+ there are "AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition 2,7GHz / 3MB / 1,8GHz HT Socket AM2+ (Boxed)" and "AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition 3,...
by Botanic
Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I go from here?
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Thanks for the answers! I didn't know that the Athlons had the memory controller in the CPU... I have three sticks of RAM in the computer. I tried them all alone in different slots. I have one stick of RAM that I could test with, which is currently in an other machine. But I doubt that there will be...
by Botanic
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I go from here?
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Where do I go from here?

My main system half broke down. I noticed that it hangs every now and then. So I ran memtest86 on it. Memtest gives loads of errors after running only a few seconds. I have tested different sticks of RAM in different slots to no avail. Seems as if the mainboard is faulty, or maybe the CPU. The CPU i...
by Botanic
Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: VIA VB8001 Mini-ITX Board (undervoltable?)
Replies: 16
Views: 6863

That is not so nice.

I googled a bit and other people seem to confirm:
http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/for ... 931/inc/-1
by Botanic
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: VIA VB8001 Mini-ITX Board (undervoltable?)
Replies: 16
Views: 6863

Is it not possible to read the internal temperature of the CPU on the VB8001?
by Botanic
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: VIA VB8001 Mini-ITX Board (undervoltable?)
Replies: 16
Views: 6863

Thanks Rapido! I have still not decided which parst to use for my new rig. I got a little distracted by other things. Still the VB8001 seems to be the route to go. I have heard another VIA board, which was quite noisy. So I will probably have to do something about the fan too, since I plan to make a...
by Botanic
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: VIA VB8001 Mini-ITX Board (undervoltable?)
Replies: 16
Views: 6863

P5ycho or anyone else,
Are you still happy with this board? Anything not cool about it?
by Botanic
Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: VIA VB8001 Mini-ITX Board (undervoltable?)
Replies: 16
Views: 6863

Yes I agree with you that power management will do a difference. But according to the review the idle power draw is 35W. I assume that this figure is after the power management has taken tha speed down. My P3 1GHz idles at 28W. I want the new system to be less than that just to justify the buy (even...
by Botanic
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: VIA VB8001 Mini-ITX Board (undervoltable?)
Replies: 16
Views: 6863

I have a plan to use it for the exact same tasks. It is just that I think that the processor speed is a little overkill. I would like to lower the speed, which would make it possible to lower the voltages probably.

Thanks for the info.
by Botanic
Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: VIA VB8001 Mini-ITX Board (undervoltable?)
Replies: 16
Views: 6863

Nice, thanks for the info.

How is the bios? Are you able to adjust voltages and speed there?

How much noise does the fan make?
Is the fan speed adjustable with speedfan or in the bios?

How hot does it get if you let it idle and turn off the fan with speedfan?

How do you like the board so far?
by Botanic
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low Power, Fairly Quiet NAS/Router - and reasonably priced
Replies: 22
Views: 8066

This thread is awfully a lot like this one:
viewtopic.php?t=51546

Could you post the total amount of power that you rig draws, if you have the possibility? I am very interested in that kind of numbers :)
by Botanic
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: VIA VB8001 Mini-ITX Board (undervoltable?)
Replies: 16
Views: 6863

VIA VB8001 Mini-ITX Board (undervoltable?)

I am looking for a low power pc, that is going to be a firewall, torrent downloader among many other things. Found this new VIA board VB8001: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/motherboards.jsp?motherboard_id=711 http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=51268&highlight=vb8001 A...
by Botanic
Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: low power file server / download machine
Replies: 20
Views: 5872

Please post the power consumption of your systems, if you know it.
by Botanic
Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: low power file server / download machine
Replies: 20
Views: 5872

I am in the same situation. At the moment I have a P3 1GHz/512MB RAM machine running gentoo linux. I use it as a firewall, torrent downloader and mp3-streamer. I have come to the conclusion that I want to upgrade it to be more quiet and have Gb LAN. At the same time it has to be extremely low power ...