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by funklizard
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Current 80mm fan suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 4971

Re: Current 80mm fan suggestions?

First. Consider changing cases to one with 120mm fan slots. There are really good ones out there and you can even get good cases on the cheap second hand. You would most definitly gain alot both in performance and in cooling levels. We need to be past the point where having a quiet PC necessarily m...
by funklizard
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Current 80mm fan suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 4971

Re: Current 80mm fan suggestions?

I find myself looking for a new 80mm PWM fan for use as a case exhaust fan. I have one of the Nexus SP802512H-03PWM fans in another machine. It's not bad; but it could be quieter. Has anyone tried the Arctic Cooling 80mm PWM fans? They seem to have two offerings: one with ball bearings and one with ...
by funklizard
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Air Penetrator AP121
Replies: 9
Views: 4250

Performs well

I've put a couple of these in my SG03 that houses an Asus Rampage II GENE motherboard. They perform pretty well--especially given their speed/noise level. I've tried quite a few fans in this case; and the AP121s do a better job of cooling my north bridge that some fans that were spec'd to move twice...
by funklizard
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: DIY Duct/partition?
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Re: DIY Duct/partition?

IDvsEGO wrote:so my question is what kind of materials should I consider for this?
How about corrugated plastic sheets? E.g.:

http://www.packandseal.com/c-838-2mm-pl ... heets.aspx

A bit classier and more durable than cardboard; and still pretty easy to work with.
by funklizard
Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT-03 and Raven 3
Replies: 11
Views: 8995

The RV03 is...less than dignified. But I really like the FT03. I think it's the most clever Micro ATX case I've seen since the SG03. And unlike the SGO3/04, it looks like it has a chance of alleviating the cooling problems that most Micro ATX designs tend to magnify. I suspect I'll be getting one of...
by funklizard
Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which PWM, CPU or Specialty Fan do you Want SPCR to Review?
Replies: 50
Views: 24109

I voted for the Noiseblockers, too. I've actually already got a couple of M12-P fans (mounted for intake) and they're pretty quiet. I think most of the noise I hear from them is actually wind noise introduced by the filter screen they draw air through. But another fan I'd like to see reviewed that n...
by funklizard
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Subtle alternative to Antec 183
Replies: 27
Views: 4978

Re: Subtle alternative to Antec 183

Hurry up and get this one while you can: Lian Li PC-101 Silent Aluminum Case [22509] http://www.silverpcs.com/product_info.php?products_id=189&osCsid=1ec62f368b54529b39b56ebaadc06849 It is a large Lian Li silence optimized case on sale for $145.00 A word of caution about the fan over the PCI slots ...
by funklizard
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Subtle alternative to Antec 183
Replies: 27
Views: 4978

Have you looked at Lian-Li's mid-towers? Several of them sport a similar internal layout with the PSU on the bottom; the PC-9 and PC-B10, for example.
by funklizard
Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A proper NAS case: Fractal Design - Array Mini ITX
Replies: 35
Views: 17245

ilovejedd wrote:
funklizard wrote:Umm...

Array: 230x223x350mm
Q-08: 279x333x407mm

The Array is a little narrower, a lot shorter, and a little less deep.
If you were installing your PC parts in the PC-Q08's packaging box, sure.

Actual case dimensions for the PC-Q08:
(W) 227mm x (H) 272mm x (D) 345mm
D'oh!

Whoops.
by funklizard
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A proper NAS case: Fractal Design - Array Mini ITX
Replies: 35
Views: 17245

merlin wrote:Hmm, for a moment I thought this was actually a lot smaller than the Lian Li PC-Q08, but it's actually slightly wider, slightly deeper, and moderately shorter.
Umm...

Array: 230x223x350mm
Q-08: 279x333x407mm

The Array is a little narrower, a lot shorter, and a little less deep.
by funklizard
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smaller cases better for quiet computers?
Replies: 25
Views: 3873

One more thing I came across - the idea of higher velocity of air through the case. Basically, with all cooling components being the same, the smaller case would replace the air inside the smaller case more quickly. Basically giving you better cooling performance which may let you slow down your fa...
by funklizard
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smaller cases better for quiet computers?
Replies: 25
Views: 3873

Re: Smaller cases better for quiet computers?

Well, I've recently come across information which seem to suggest that by using a smaller case is better for a quiet system than using the same components in a larger case. All other things being equal, that might be true. That is, if you're moving the exact same components from a smaller case to a...
by funklizard
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need help with Case choice for Zotac Ionitx
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

Now I need to find a deal on the 1TB Caviar Greens :) Are there any 3.5 drives that are low power and quiet and cheaper than the Greens? Newegg is selling these for $80 with free shipping right now. I think that will be hard to beat; especially considering these drives have a 64 MB cache. I have th...
by funklizard
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need help with Case choice for Zotac Ionitx
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

Re: Need help with Case choice for Zotac Ionitx

Please let me know if you know of any good ones. It's straying farther from your stated budget, but the SilverStone LC11 seems worth pointing out. In addition to being quite attractive, it can house a whopping three 3.5" drives. SilverStone seems to have discontinued it; however, it can still be fo...
by funklizard
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need help with Case choice for Zotac Ionitx
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

Re: Need help with Case choice for Zotac Ionitx

Did a big searching and found out that Mini ITX is compatible with Micro and Flex ATX. I will start researching these cases too and see if I can find one I like. Please let me know if you know of any good ones. There's really quite a few options here. Try searching Google Products for "slim micro a...
by funklizard
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need help with Case choice for Zotac Ionitx
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

Re: Need help with Case choice for Zotac Ionitx

The Apex ones looks good but the reviews don't seem to be that good. Have you used them before? I have not. Are there any other choices in that form factor? The other mini ITX cases I've seen in a similar form factor seem to offer, at most, one 3.5" bay. You could move up to a slim micro ATX case. ...
by funklizard
Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need help with Case choice for Zotac Ionitx
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

Re: Need help with Case choice for Zotac Ionitx

I would like to know what my Case choices are. I would like a good looking slim case if possible. $100 would be the max I would like to spend on the case. I don't think there are too many slim mini ITX cases that will accommodate two 3.5" drives. How slim is "slim" for you? The Apex MD-100 looks li...
by funklizard
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Atom's responsiveness
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: Atom's responsiveness

I was wondering how does an Intel Atom compare in terms of responsiveness to other computers I've owned. I have never used any Atom based system, but in my life I've used the following computers: Amiga 600 :D Celeron 366@466 + 64MB RAM Duron 1Ghz + 256MB RAM Celeron 2Ghz + 640MB RAM (old Dell Inspi...
by funklizard
Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: X-Case Mini Micro - "Smallest Micro ATX Case"
Replies: 10
Views: 7058

Re: X-Case Mini Micro - "Smallest Micro ATX Case"

I'm wondering if anyone here has tried this case ? http://www.xcase.co.uk/Mini-Micro-Case-p/case-xcase-mm.htm It looks quite neat, if a little flimsy, and from the reviews at the bottom of the page there seems to be some doubt about the size of the exhaust fans. Reminds me of the In Win L613T --whi...
by funklizard
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New study of DRAM errors and ECC memory
Replies: 16
Views: 6715

Re: New study of DRAM errors and ECC memory

2: "Lifetime" warranty makes me a bit suspicious. It all depends on interpretation. One way of interpreting it is to say: "So, the DIMM is dead? Then it's life, and thus lifetime warranty, is over!" This is just disconnected from reality. A manufacturer who operated under this interpretation would ...
by funklizard
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK1480 vs Antec MicroFusion Remote 350 for HTPC
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

Are there any decent (quiet) optical drives which are available in silver that closely matches that of the NSK1480 front bezel? Silver drives seem to have virtually disappeared from the market. performance-pcs.com will paint any drive bezel for you; or you can do that yourself. But the NSK1480 look...
by funklizard
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New study of DRAM errors and ECC memory
Replies: 16
Views: 6715

Re: New study of DRAM errors and ECC memory

I built a dual Opteron workstation over four years ago using ECC memory. This machine has 8 DIMMs. I have had to replace three of them over its lifespan to date. In the servers studied all DIMMs where incorrectable errors were detected were being replaced promptly. The average life span of a DIMM w...
by funklizard
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New study of DRAM errors and ECC memory
Replies: 16
Views: 6715

Re: New study of DRAM errors and ECC memory

i'm not sure if this will make anyone more or less inclined to use ECC memory and ECC-compatible motherboards in their builds. I built a dual Opteron workstation over four years ago using ECC memory. I might never use ECC memory in a machine again. This machine has 8 DIMMs. I have had to replace th...
by funklizard
Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pegatron IPX7A-ION330
Replies: 35
Views: 28979

Re: Pegatron IPX7A-ION330

The most serious problem is lack of support. Logic Supply should be providing you with support. Have you tried contacting them about these issues? Given that the Zotac IONITX-F-E is due out in a couple of weeks, I can't say that I'd recommend this board right now, either. But the problems you're re...
by funklizard
Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Would I be insane to use a Core i5 for a NAS device?
Replies: 25
Views: 6444

Re: Would I be insane to use a Core i5 for a NAS device?

Silly.

Even a low end (by modern standards) CPU is going to spend a lot of time waiting on the I/O subsystem even during heavy disc activity. If you want to provide additional processing power for I/O operations, a dedicated hardware RAID card is going to deliver a better ROI than a powerful CPU.
by funklizard
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-ITX with PCIe 16x support
Replies: 17
Views: 4273

The In Win BK623 case looks very interesting, though one will probably not get a GPU with S1 fitted in there. 12.5 liters for a mATX is amazing. If you like that one, have a look at the In Win Matrix . These cases follow the Intel "Mt. Jade" thermal reference design, which uses the CPU fan to draw ...
by funklizard
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-ITX with PCIe 16x support
Replies: 17
Views: 4273

Re: mini-ITX with PCIe 16x support

I was wondering if you guys know of other motherboards and cases that would fit my needs, but won't set me back that much. An AMD setup should be more cost effective The Gigabyte GA-2AIEV-RH isn't available quite yet; but it seems worth pointing out in this thread. Mini-ITX, Socket AM2+, and a PCIe...
by funklizard
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pegatron IPX7A-ION330
Replies: 35
Views: 28979

-TDO- wrote:No it does not.
Yes, it does. If it didn't, it wouldn't boot and run x86_64 Linux just fine. Which it most certainly does.
by funklizard
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pegatron IPX7A-ION330
Replies: 35
Views: 28979

The Atom CPU does not support more than 4 GB. The Atom 230/330 support EM64T ; so in the case of these processors, that sounds pretty unlikely. There can be a chipset limitation on the maximum supported memory; and, as I understand it, some of the Intel chipsets have just such a limitation. But I d...
by funklizard
Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pegatron IPX7A-ION330
Replies: 35
Views: 28979

IPX7A-ION: 8 GB of RAM?

According to the spec sheet that's included with the IPX7A-ION, this board will support up to 8 GB of RAM. Logic Supply doesn't reprint that number on their Web site; and, indeed, when I asked them, they said that the most they'd tested the board with was 4 GB. So, has anyone tested this board with ...