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by ajira99
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mini-ITX Gamer Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 29112

Re: Quiet Mini-ITX Gamer Build Guide

At 31 litres it is massive for MiniITX. This is my biggest crticism of it. If you want a 31 litre case, why limit yourself to MiniITX? MicroATX is typically a cheaper motherboard size and there are MicroATX cases available at that size. My thought exactly, should've used the M1 and embraced the tru...
by ajira99
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac IONITX-P-E CULV Motherboard
Replies: 23
Views: 11594

Re: Zotac IONITX-P-E CULV Motherboard

Nice board, but the price does seem a bit steep compared to an H55 ITX with G9650. If it were 2/3 the price I'd be ordering one from Amazon right now, just to play with. :D . Well, this is a Zotac board so I'm sure they'll be releasing an incremental version before long and the price on these will ...
by ajira99
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte H55N-USB3: The De Facto LGA1156 Mini-ITX Board?
Replies: 21
Views: 9589

Re: Gigabyte H55N-USB3: The De Facto LGA1156 Mini-ITX Board?

Maybe it's just me, but so far the only mini-itx board on the market that I have bought and would consider buying is the zotac board with built-in wifi. The main problem with the mini-itx boards is the fact that there is only 1 expansion slot. That expansion slot will always have a video card in it...
by ajira99
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini-ITX HTPC - HDD suspension & modded HSF in an M350
Replies: 10
Views: 6064

This is pretty much the build that I chose for my bedroom HTPC. I'm using an E5300 and a 320GB WD Scorpio Blue HDD. My GPU and CPU temps are pretty low according to Real Temp, but I have an annoying problem with the HDD either parking the heads (loud click) or seeking maybe. Plus, the computer will ...
by ajira99
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on CPU and HSF for 9300 ITX based build
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

I have a E6750 in the living room HTPC that I'm transplanting into the Sugo SG05 (from an Apex MI-008). I can 't give you the temperature data (yet), but you shouldn't have too many problems with a E6500. I can tell you that most of the builds I've seen based on the SG05 and the Zotac 9300 (on HardO...
by ajira99
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Apex MI-008: A Cheap Quiet mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 62
Views: 47542

Glad to see such a favorable review. I just got this case and the new MINIX 780G board as the base for my new SageTV server build. The main problem (for me) is the lack of compelling heatsink choices. I did get a NT07-AM2, but I'm not that impressed by the finish. Plus, on the MINIX, I can't use my ...