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by Osamede
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ASUS Maximus VI Impact: Enthusiast Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 5887

Re: ASUS Maximus VI Impact: Enthusiast Mini-ITX Motherboard

I have the Big Shuriken 2 Rev B on an Asus Mini-ITX P8Z77-I Deluxe with a similar layout and daughterboard. It does interfere but really minimally. Basically I turned it such that the underside fins on the heat sink barely touch the daughterboard in one corner. It is basically like a mililmeter abov...
by Osamede
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 33
Views: 27841

Re: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case

It is - and the cooling is good enough to handle the full six. That said, you just need to be aware when picking a motherboard, that some Mini-ITX ones have 4 SATA ports only: http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Z87-H87-H81-Q87-Q85-B85-What-is-the-difference-473/ Also space is fairly tight in ...
by Osamede
Sat May 09, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple Noise Patent Applications
Replies: 31
Views: 31711

Way to file a patent for something people have already been doing for a decade. The sad part is that it'll probably get approved despite the obvious proof (SPCR, for example) that this is an old idea. These patents are loosely based on characterization of noise and user interaction, but they are qu...
by Osamede
Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini ITX mobo/CPU combo w/HDMI?
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

This looks pretty good. Add a PCI TV-tuner, a nice hardrive and a slimline blu-ray drive and you got a winner. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153124 Please disregard my posts below, but you need three posts on the forum to post links. On that JetWay JNC81-LF AM2+/AM2 that ...
by Osamede
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Small quiet case to hold GigaByte GA-MA78GM-S2H + Shuriken?
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

Went with the Antec 1380 in the end. Would have liked to just go simple and use the Atom 330 dual, since idea is to build a simple server low noise and with 4 2.5" drives, but that Atom seems to be available on on boards with limited number of SATA and no esata. Thans very much for the pointer thoug...
by Osamede
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Small quiet case to hold GigaByte GA-MA78GM-S2H + Shuriken?
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

Small quiet case to hold GigaByte GA-MA78GM-S2H + Shuriken?

If I want to use GigaByte GA-MA78GM-S2H microATX motherboard with AMD 4850e, cooled with a Scythe Shuriken and still have space for 4 2.5" drives, what would be the smallest and best quiet case to use?
by Osamede
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent Sytem that can serve HD video?
Replies: 7
Views: 2598

psiu wrote:Is the Mini-ITX a firm requirement, or can you go up to Micro-ATX?

I think there are some AMD 780G based mini-ITX solutions around. That would have enough oomph to get the job done and some careful planning should get you a silent system as well.
Anything specific in mind here?
by Osamede
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bush's Legacy Starts to Take Shape.
Replies: 38
Views: 6286

Its interesting you post news about "Denocracy In Iraq", but why didnt he instead work for democracy in Eqypt or Saudi Arabia or any of the gulf nations? That didnt require a war and bombing people? How many tens of thousands of people did the Saudis or Egyptians gas? As for the rest of what you sa...
by Osamede
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bush's Legacy Starts to Take Shape.
Replies: 38
Views: 6286

Bush legacy: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7877203.stm And before Bush: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/2854019.stm I know he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but has he no redeeming features in your eyes? (I think I can guess what your answer to that will be) Its...
by Osamede
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent Sytem that can serve HD video?
Replies: 7
Views: 2598

For this first one, I plan on using it to serve data DLNA/UPNP and run a Squeezecenter, basically instead of buying a Synology 209+. So if that usage pattern means GPU not relevant, that is even better. Mini or Micro is fine with more. More concerned with making sure that is it is quiet unit that ca...
by Osamede
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent Sytem that can serve HD video?
Replies: 7
Views: 2598

Silent Sytem that can serve HD video?

I am looking for a silent unit that can be run as a NAS with Freenas or Windows Home server, primaryly to serve video files to Popcorn Hour, music to Squeezeboz and display photos- I had been looking at the tranquid T7 units but they seem to be iffy for anything beyond 720P, due to the graphics chip...
by Osamede
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Tranquil PC Taking Orders for Atom-based Home Servers
Replies: 2
Views: 5837

its now £233. Also it doesnt seem to take laptop drives like the Tranquil.