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by piglover
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

These boards consumes so little energy altogether. I've been doing regular office work now for 5 hours (that's what it is intended). HWInfo shows 14 temp readings. The highest Maximum is 59° (CPU), the highest Average is 55°, basically the parts run between 47° and 55°. Should I be concerned about ...
by piglover
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: CamMi, dedicated Blue Iris Camera Server
Replies: 12
Views: 22985

Re: CamMi, dedicated Blue Iris Camera Server

...Thank you. The best thing would be a live warning from motion detection. But what do you do then? Login with your tablet and watch the burglar? Blue Iris has both an Android and IOS app associated with it. Either one is capable of providing (near) instant alert on motion detect. In practice its ...
by piglover
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: CamMi, dedicated Blue Iris Camera Server
Replies: 12
Views: 22985

Re: CamMi, dedicated Blue Iris Camera Server

I can confirm that BI is CPU-heavy. But in reality, it is THREAD heavy and doesn't require much actual processing from each thread. An i7 is a good idea so that you get 8 threads (4 cores + 4 HT). But it doesn't really need to be a 4770K. That part really is overkill. BI is a perfect candidate for t...
by piglover
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Wonder if you guys would mind taking your ZFS theology debate to its own thread and letting this one stay on topic regarding bay trail MBs? On topic: any word on when/if SM will release a bios upgrade supporting proper UEFI boot options on the X10SBA(-L)? The 32-bit UEFI boot loader in bios 1.0b is ...
by piglover
Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Can anyone confirm the DVI output on GA-J1900N-D3V is limited to 1920x1080? It sounds ridiculous to me. Normal DVI (DVI-I or DVI-D) is always limited to 1080p output. To exceed 1080p the interface must be Dual-Link DVI (DVI-DL). The GA-J1900N-D3V is DVI-D (not Dual Link or DL) and is therefore limi...
by piglover
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Has any used a Supermicro Atom C2000 based motherboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 4466

Re: Has any used a Supermicro Atom C2000 based motherboard?

On power consumption: I see you two debating systems that "idle" less than 20w. I'd point out that the SuperMicro C2750 boards idle well under 20w (~17) and hit ~32w running full load with synthetic benchmarks (no spinny disks, Supermicro MB, 32GB and small SSD for boot). Mine runs a bit higher sole...
by piglover
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Has any used a Supermicro Atom C2000 based motherboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 4466

Re: Has any used a Supermicro Atom C2000 based motherboard?

I have the 8-core mini-ITX version of that board (A1SAi-2750F) in a server. Love it. Its sitting in a SuperMicro 1U case with 4 hotswaps. Running Hyper-V server 2012 R2. Works great. Runs the fans in the case nice and slow. Not silent, but quiet. Plenty of horsepower for my needs (which include runn...
by piglover
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I'm afraid that usage of some 200 - 300 W PSU will lead to extra Watts consumed just because it is used in range with low effectiveness. I recently installed a 760W Corsair Platinum+ PSU which promises 90% efficiency: http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/ax-series-power-supply-units/ax760-a...
by piglover
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I had the same problem trying to play blu-ray under windows 8.1 on this board. Couldn't get them to play without stutter under XBMC, VLC or any other player. DVD was ok but it wouldn't hold the frame rate required for Blu-ray. Blu-ray plays perfectly running Linux, Ubuntu 13.10, XBMC. I'm guessing t...
by piglover
Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I've been running Ubuntu 13.10 on the X10SBA in a Chenbro ES34169 for a day or so with no additional airflow apart from the drive cooling fans. In this case the motherboard and drive compartments are separated by a wall so there's no direct air current over the mobo, but I've always found with this...
by piglover
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

@piglover how does the X19SBA performs? I'm planing to get one and use it as my NAS (samba, torrenting) MB, I'll also use it as HTPC for playing 1080p videos. I may not need xmbc, if X19SBA does well with VLC then that's lot enough for my purpose. I'm bit worried about linux support as I'm planing ...
by piglover
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Supermicro specifies 12v. No discussion of safe ranges of voltages. I assume that means 12v (not 19v).
by piglover
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

A question about MSI J1800I: I noticed the so called 'P12V' 4pin connector; do you know if it is possible to power up this mobo with an external 'laptop-like' 20V DC? Or is it ATX only? Thx Yes, it is possible to power this MB using only 12v power. SM is absolutely designing their new mITX boards t...
by piglover
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

hI all, I am new to this, I have a number of questions: I would like to upgrade my mini-ITX ATOM330+ION card, mainly for performance. 1) Do you a Bay-train Celeron card will be a good one? A bit worried about video performance? 2) Many mobo presented (many 1+ months ago) - excellent list at the beg...
by piglover
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Found windows drivers for the X19SBA hidden deep on SMs ftp site: Chipset here: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/driver/Intel_INF/Bay_Trail_Series_Chipset/ Video here: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/driver/VGA/Intel/Core/v15.33.5.3349/ LAN drivers are published normally on their website. Video performance still s...
by piglover
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

SuperMicro X10SBA is indeed out - and actually available. I picked one up last weekend for $173 @ superbiiz.com. They are still showing them in stock and at that same price. Problem: there are no Windows drivers available yet from SuperMicro or Intel (ugh!). Only drivers available are the ProSet dri...
by piglover
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

pretty hefty price... are they all in that range? Two things: - SM boards are always pricey - This board is not 'officially' available in the USA and this seller is grey-marketing them in and charging a premium for making them available. I'd expect this one to be about $200ish when officially relea...
by piglover
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: kabini or baytrail with ecc-support
Replies: 5
Views: 4132

Re: kabini or baytrail with ecc-support

Supermicro a1sai-2750f. 8 core, 8 thread Avoton with ECC. You won't like the price ;)
by piglover
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

pretty hefty price... are they all in that range? Two things: - SM boards are always pricey - This board is not 'officially' available in the USA and this seller is grey-marketing them in and charging a premium for making them available. I'd expect this one to be about $200ish when officially relea...
by piglover
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

The SuperMicro Bay Trail board is up on Amazon marketplace through EBiz for $275
http://www.amazon.com/Supermicro-X10SBA ... B00F0YHTOQ
by piglover
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 292729

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I don't really mind needing the PicoPSU or see it adding that much complexity. It is just as efficient as having on-board regulation for the power coming in off the external brick. What I do mind is the extra cost... Also, on their recent miniITX boards, SM power input has been 24 pin ATX or 4-pin 1...
by piglover
Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why I won't recommend a Haswell system until August+
Replies: 59
Views: 33595

Re: Why I won't recommend a Haswell system until August+

Intel knows what they are doing but their motives are questionable. They probably use crummy TIM to save 50¢ each just because they can. Its not a big deal unless you bought a k processor for over clocking... There is a pretty large gap between what Intel could do and what they actually sell (no vt...
by piglover
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 114970

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

Copper does have almost twice the thermal conductivity of aluminum, so clearly the results would be better. The question is how much better. The real heatsink is the rest of the case and and finned design. Yes - a copper block would potentially get more heat onto the case body, but the part that act...
by piglover
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E3 family xeons, anyone? Low power server..
Replies: 46
Views: 20453

Re: E3 family xeons, anyone? Low power server..

Do you know if the mSATA on that Asrock mITX board is SATA2 or SATA3?
by piglover
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard
Replies: 38
Views: 27686

Re: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard

can the on-board power circuits handle 4 hdds? Yes. There is a hefty 12v regulator on the board and if you look at it carefully you can see that the 19v in from the power plug is routed on multiple traces directly to the regulator and then directly to the power plug. I don't recall the exact ampera...
by piglover
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 114970

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

Ice Tea wrote:Anybody running a i5 3470T as i'm thinking of buying one to replace my 2100T.
Yes. That is the CPU I have in mine. No issues in this case at all. It is hard to find...
by piglover
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 114970

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

If you mount it, the notches in the VESA mount almost require it to be mounted with the fins vertical.

Also, this arrangement leaves the two vent holes in the case sides bottom and top, which would give the best convection flow to cool the rest of the MB.
by piglover
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 114970

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

I did notice on my Euler that the rear-left MB screwpost was a bit too low (rear-left with the MB upside-down and the IO-shield area being called front - or in other words, the post closest to the corner of the CPU). It was low by 1-2mm and I compensated by dropping in two of the paper-insulating w...
by piglover
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 114970

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

You still have to authenticate the session. At least a password is required. You can set up TLS certificate based authentication if you like. Also, in my note above, I mentioned the lack of VPN support. The main reason you want VPN support is to move the management access onto a separate LAN with b...
by piglover
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 114970

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

I did notice on my Euler that the rear-left MB screwpost was a bit too low (rear-left with the MB upside-down and the IO-shield area being called front - or in other words, the post closest to the corner of the CPU). It was low by 1-2mm and I compensated by dropping in two of the paper-insulating wa...