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by mark19891989
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini P180, 6850, Be quiet, Intel Core 2 Duo ...
Replies: 50
Views: 20071

Re: Antec Mini P180 w/ Be-Quiet PSU, Scythe ...

Liking you build very simple, low tdp cpu, big heat sink and a massive slow fan, best way to make a silent pc imo. I have always had a soft spot for that case, but i got in to water cooling before I got in to silent pcs, so my desktop has a bigger case with a massive radiator, If i was doing a new b...
by mark19891989
Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: i5-750 with HD5770 - Airline carry-on sized!
Replies: 10
Views: 9173

Re: i5-750 with HD5770 - Airline carry-on sized!

dam, i like this case, full atx case + a proper psu in a case this size is amazing!!

now i need to find and excuse to build a pc using this case, maybe i can talk my sister in to getting a new pc that i can build for her :)

Nice job :)
by mark19891989
Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 13W idle Atom N270 server for 236 euros
Replies: 9
Views: 6142

nice build, how a personal server should be :) in a case this size, i would be so tempted to pack it full of 2tb drives, but dont think you have enough sata ports . you said you store in the cupboard, so there isnt really much point in getting a nice looking case then hide it out of sight. what serv...
by mark19891989
Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: which radiator fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 4586

i went with the YLs in the end, i only brought 3 for cost reasons, they are moving more air then the old ones i had.

right now at 12v i cannot hear them :)

i also replaced the psu (old psu was the loudest part ) with a corsair TX650 , so now my rig is completly in audiable :)
by mark19891989
Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Fan replacement in network switch:
Replies: 15
Views: 22371

That old Panaflo fan is really good. Fluid bearings, Panaflo makes the best 80mm fans I have ever used. Haven't had any experience with their 60mm fans but I assume they are good as well. So unless it's worn out, don't throw it away. :) Small blade area = high pressure which can be useful in a smal...
by mark19891989
Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Fan replacement in network switch:
Replies: 15
Views: 22371

fans showed up and were installed today, was easy as hell to install. i had to break the "key" off of the fan header to fit the new fan connector (Was 2 pin, like a gpu fan) to fit, apart from that i didnt have to do any thing unususal. now i cannot hear it, im gona keep an eye on it to see if it ge...
by mark19891989
Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Fan replacement in network switch:
Replies: 15
Views: 22371

thought i would update you lot, i FINALY got around to ordering the fans for the switch i ordered 2 Scythe Mini Kaze 60mm, I will post back results when im done
by mark19891989
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 18951

Where WCing comes into its own, is when you want to OC and/or run very hot components, and still have some quiet. WCing also allows you to put the noisy components elsewhere (ie you could stick the pump and radiator outside your window, or in a closet, or another room or whatever, and just run the ...
by mark19891989
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my mini itx htpc/server
Replies: 7
Views: 7423

mark19891989, I like that case, it gives you some extra height to put stuff in and extra room for airflow.. Good choice. Davideo 2006 thanks, sorry about the very late reply, not checked this site in a while . i was impresed with the case considering it only cost about £35, since the pics, i have ...
by mark19891989
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja 3 announced
Replies: 22
Views: 4252

looks nice, hope the make a mini version.


like alot of others im soo glad they have got rid of those dam push pins !!

cant wait to see the spcr review of this :)
by mark19891989
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan adapter on CPU heatsink
Replies: 4
Views: 1837

edit , wrong thread , oops
by mark19891989
Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: which radiator fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 4586

Not sure what your goals are but if you're doing push-pull, why bother with 38mm fans? They are always noisier. I'd stay with 120x25. There will be enough pressure, your radiator is only 35mm thick. I agree the price difference is huge and I doubt the noise/performance difference justifies it -- if...
by mark19891989
Sun May 23, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: which radiator fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 4586

I have been working out some prices for 6 fans in push | pull config price is for the 6 fans, + screws and any connectors if needed YL £42.87 + postage GT 1460 £76.08 + postage to me the price difference is huge, for just fans, right now in my cooling setup, i think the fans are the weakest point,...
by mark19891989
Sun May 23, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recomend radiator fans:
Replies: 1
Views: 817

Recomend radiator fans:

right now i have 3 Arctic Fan 12025 pwm's on my radiator, and they dont really move alot of air. basic requirememnts are: quiet, i dont mind abit of noise at load, but when idle i dont want to hear the fans. suitable for XSPC RS360 radiator (hanging of the back of the case vertical orientation) the ...
by mark19891989
Sun May 23, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: which radiator fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 4586

which radiator fans?

right now i have 3 Arctic Fan 12025 pwm's on my radiator, and they dont really move alot of air. basic requirememnts are: quiet, i dont mind abit of noise at load, but when idle i dont want to hear the fans. suitable for XSPC RS360 radiator (hanging of the back of the case vertical orientation) the ...
by mark19891989
Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Fan replacement in network switch:
Replies: 15
Views: 22371

Re: any progress?

i got given the same 3com switch, and its way too noisy for me to use, was wondering if you managed to quieten yours down. which fans did you get, and did they make a noticeable difference. i havnt got around to it yet, i plan too soon, only problem im having is that any quiet 60mm fans i have foun...
by mark19891989
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi
Replies: 40
Views: 29307

How about the good old zotac 9300itx? I remember reading that the second revision can undervolt and most importantly has support for "wake up on usb". A dual core i5 or a quad core c2? There is not much between them in terms of power consumption/ speed so why not go with the cheaper solution. i hav...
by mark19891989
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Fan replacement in network switch:
Replies: 15
Views: 22371

i just opened it up, the fans are 2 pin 12v 60mmx25 No current rating on the label? "12VDC 0. ## A"? 60x25 is pretty common. Akasa has one : 12V, 0.06A, 2300 RPM ... not sure how "ultra quiet" it will be. Scan lists it . How do they connect? Are they hard-wired? If you have to do some cutting to re...
by mark19891989
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Fan replacement in network switch:
Replies: 15
Views: 22371

if a 60mm fan can fit, are there and specific models that you lot would recommend? I don't have any brand allegiance. I usually just look at the amp rating on the fan hubs. Usually, lower A = slower RPM within a size range. But this sort of examination is really only possible if you're shopping phy...
by mark19891989
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Fan replacement in network switch:
Replies: 15
Views: 22371

1U is 1.75 inches which is about 44mm. So you'll be looking for 40mm fans. There aren't too many quiet 40mm fans out there, but you might try the Scythe Mini Kaze or this Antec 40mm . But I think super stack 3300 is bigger than 1U. The tech specs here say it's 3 inches high. That's an odd height, n...
by mark19891989
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Fan replacement in network switch:
Replies: 15
Views: 22371

Fan replacement in network switch:

my home switch was filled up, so i decided to go abit over kill and get a 24port switch so i will never run out... the model i have is a 3Com 3C16980 SuperStack II 3300 24 Port Switch i know its a old model but it still kicks the arse of off my 5port hub i had before. i got it for £10 on ebay inclu...
by mark19891989
Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Intel Atom D510 File Server Finished with Power Results!
Replies: 13
Views: 14159

Sweet! Lucky the one in your build doesn't have the window on the one side huh? I'm not too fond of gamer looking cases....I like things to be very simple. Oh yeah definitely it probably would add some extra load, I think even with the extra ram stick, I'm shooting for 15w, but even if I'm at 20-21...
by mark19891989
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Intel Atom D510 File Server Finished with Power Results!
Replies: 13
Views: 14159

mark19891989 wrote:I have the same case in my build here

viewtopic.php?t=58201

im using a pico psu with a intel e5200 with 2 full size drives and have idle power usage of 33w , so i think your build with an atom and 1 drive will be less than 30w
by mark19891989
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Intel Atom D510 File Server Finished with Power Results!
Replies: 13
Views: 14159

I have the same case in my build here

viewtopic.php?t=58201

im using a pico psu with a intel e5200 with 2 full size drives and have idle power usage of 33w , so i think your build with an atom and 1 drive will be less than 40w
by mark19891989
Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my mini itx htpc/server
Replies: 7
Views: 7423

i have put links up because they are huge! Ubuntu still come with GIMP? Image -> Scale Image. Resize to something like 1024px wide, and keep the aspect ratio "link" in place. Save as 80-85% quality jpeg's, and you won't have 1.2MB images. has any one else noticed xbmc increasing power usage, even w...
by mark19891989
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Post your power consumption
Replies: 109
Views: 63124

Server/htpc:
Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX-I-E
E5200
4gb ddr2 800
2* samsung 1.5tb f2 drives
Pico PSU + dell Da2

Power Usage:
Idle sitting at openbox desktop: 33-35w
running xbmc but not playing anything: 40w
playing 1080p video xbmc : 40-41w
playing 1080p video xbmc and running mprime: 72-75w
by mark19891989
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HFX mini + ssd. Absolute silence with a cost.
Replies: 3
Views: 7267

looks verry nice !!

casse looks like a bit of a fucker to work with, but for a fully passive system its worth it!

good job :)
by mark19891989
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my mini itx htpc/server
Replies: 7
Views: 7423

I stole my sisters camera whilsts she was at college to take some pics :) sory for the bad quality, but even with a £400 dslr i still take shitty photos lol i have put links up because they are huge! in these pics i have replaced the 2 80mm fans with a 92mm fan the thick black wire goin in the righ...
by mark19891989
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my mini itx htpc/server
Replies: 7
Views: 7423

the case you have linked to looks alot bigger then mine,my one doesnt have a 120mm fan hole at the back, just a gap where the original mini itx psu used to be, and a few holes directly bellow that, i have both the 80mm fans at the back as exaust, so the vents on the sides, and at the front let air i...
by mark19891989
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my mini itx htpc/server
Replies: 7
Views: 7423

my mini itx htpc/server

just thought i would share my new htpc/server with you lot. this is the build that inspired this one http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=57944 my case is the same style as his , but its a couple of inches taller. the main use for this is as a torrent slave and a htpc, server duties ...