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by The_Helper
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What is this 4 pin connector called?
Replies: 4
Views: 2936

Re: What is this 4 pin connector called?

It's a 4pin mini-din connector, you can get them from Element14 (ex-Farnell) in Sydney:
http://au.element14.com/pro-signal/psg0 ... dp/1280744

Jaycar's got them too:
http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID ... ATID=990#1
by The_Helper
Fri May 20, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H3.SODD Fanless Mini-ITX Media Case
Replies: 49
Views: 22550

Re: HDPLEX H3.SODD Fanless Mini-ITX Media Case

I would have loved to see the case an inch taller or so to fit an internal TV card, maybe using a riser card. Yes, I could use a USB TV receiver, but having all the components inside the case makes it so much cleaner. Now it's just a half-arsed solution for a fully-featured HTPC.
by The_Helper
Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which Pico do I need for this build - 45w CPU + itx board
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Re: Which Pico do I need for this build - 45w CPU + itx boar

Don't worry, that'll be plenty of power for your system.
by The_Helper
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: new system not working w/ pico PSU.. despite lower power
Replies: 32
Views: 6102

Re: new system not working w/ pico PSU.. despite lower power

Might be the board. Do you have access to a different 1156 board to test with? I had to RMA my H55N-USB3 due to a non-working audio chip. The replacement board is ok now. I wouldn't be surprised if a different board works well with the rest of your components.
by The_Helper
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DAW - Sandy Bridge i7 2600K - in a new Antec P-150!
Replies: 20
Views: 18676

Re: DAW - Sandy Bridge i7 2600K - in a new Antec P-150!

can't agree more, the P150 is an awesome little box! I won't swap mine for anything else.
by The_Helper
Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: new system not working w/ pico PSU.. despite lower power
Replies: 32
Views: 6102

Re: new system not working w/ pico PSU.. despite lower power

I agree that something with the power supply (either the Picopsu or the brick) seems to be not right. However, the next best thing after checking with a different brick (which seems to be a bit difficult for the OP) is to reduce power consumption of the system. Replacing a 3.5" drive with a notebook...
by The_Helper
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: new system not working w/ pico PSU.. despite lower power
Replies: 32
Views: 6102

Re: new system not working w/ pico PSU.. despite lower power

It might be worth trying a different hard drive. 7200 rpm notebook drives use a lot less power (approx. 5W for spin-up) than their 3.5" counterparts (~20W for spin-up).
by The_Helper
Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: new system not working w/ pico PSU.. despite lower power
Replies: 32
Views: 6102

Re: new system not working w/ pico PSU.. despite lower power

I'm running an i3 530 on a Gigabyte H55N-USB3 with two drives (SSD - Vertex 2 + 320 Gig Notebook drive) plus a Compro E900F on a 120W PicoPSU connected to a no-name 90W brick from eBay and the system powers up, no issues.
by The_Helper
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: looking for a 6-bay mini tower case
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

6-bay mini tower case

Hi, I'm in a similar situation (looking for a tiny tower case fitting just a bunch of drives and an Atom board) for my WHS project. The closest thing I could find is a Rosewill box on Newegg.com. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147111 It seems to be very reasonably priced (o...
by The_Helper
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 23736

...doublecheck. Let me doublecheck this for you - why not just "check"?
by The_Helper
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If life would be like in Hollywood movies...
Replies: 18
Views: 3487

... the car radio is always turned off (or not there, who knows). You never hear a car radio in a movie
... bed linen are L-shaped, with the guy's side too short to cover his breast but the girl's side always ends under her armpit
... to destroy a computer, you only have to shoot at the screen
by The_Helper
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico Psu 150Watt power brick or alternatives
Replies: 38
Views: 33335

I've bought a 12V/10A power brick on eBay for my 150XT. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-12V-10A-Adapter-Power-Supply-for-LCD-monitor-Cord_W0QQitemZ260380740803QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3c9fe6ccc3&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177&_trkparms=|293:1|294:50 The plug fits perfectly and the brick do...
by The_Helper
Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to buy Intel CIR device - FPR-100?
Replies: 7
Views: 5901

woohoo, third post! OK, here's the link:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthre ... st16610619
by The_Helper
Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to buy Intel CIR device - FPR-100?
Replies: 7
Views: 5901

Don't worry, I've just build myself one using the forum post in the link below. I got a generic IR receiver diode from Jaycar for less than AU$8 and it works like a treat.
by The_Helper
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dell DA-2 Power Brick Help
Replies: 52
Views: 42311

Yeah, that'd be fine for me as I'm leaning towards a 150XT. I'm currently running an Intel DG45FC + E5200 combo with a 2.5" drive and a DVD burner attached. So I don't anticipate the system drawing more than 100 Watts, even on startup. But correct me if I'm wrong here. I'm always happy to hear opion...
by The_Helper
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dell DA-2 Power Brick Help
Replies: 52
Views: 42311

Kahuna, what's your experience with those power bricks from eBay? I'm also on the hunt for an affordable brick, but I'm a bit concerned that they either get quite warm or make high pitch noise (or even worse - both). You think they're ok?