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by lordmetroid
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best noise-canceling headphones?
Replies: 20
Views: 12470

Re: Best noise-canceling headphones?

Bose also makes aviation headsets with noise canceling and they incorporate a microphone.
Amazon search
by lordmetroid
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Completely silent high-end/Gaming rig ... DONE !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 9326

Re: Completely silent high-end/Gaming rig ... DONE !!!

Do you have some nice nerd porn images of the system you can show us?
by lordmetroid
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler
Replies: 23
Views: 15310

Re: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler

What kind of a "fanless test" has a fan right next to the cooler? Redo the test using a build alike http://www.sweclockers.com/galleri/8105 ... -itx-bygge please, this "fanless test" was not helpful at all.
by lordmetroid
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What runs coolest, AMD A8 or Intel *bridge?
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: What runs coolest, AMD A8 or Intel *bridge?

I will use the system for programming, media production and a home-server when I am on the road, now and then I would appreciate a few games of Quake Wars. The system will be operated by GNU/Linux. I am going to use a mini-itx motherboard and most probably though not set in stone a thermaltake HR-02...
by lordmetroid
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What runs coolest, AMD A8 or Intel *bridge?
Replies: 4
Views: 888

What runs coolest, AMD A8 or Intel *bridge?

I want to build a passively cooled system, I can't really decide what CPU would be most suitable for such system. On one hand Intel have from what I can understand from various benchmarks I have read a lower power consumption and fast CPU while AMD got a much faster GPU. However being the system is ...
by lordmetroid
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: fanless workstation, choosing CPU
Replies: 3
Views: 3042

Re: fanless workstation, choosing CPU

There is a fanless Sandy Bridge system featured on Sweclockers. Based on that I believe an Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge CPU with equivalent TDP or lower with a Thermalright HR-02 mounted for cooling will suffice.
by lordmetroid
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10313

Re: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

I am considering whether to purchase an AMD Trinity or an Intel Ivy Bridge CPU. What speaks for purchasing an AMD is that it has a comparatively faster internal GPU. Though on the other hand, the AMD graphics drivers for GNU/Linux is always troublesome to get working. Furthermore I have no idea abou...
by lordmetroid
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10313

Re: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

ces wrote:
nutball wrote:Erm... I left that bit out deliberately, because I regard it as The Bleedin' Obvious!
I left that primarily for lordmetroid. I didn't mean to imply you were unaware of it. You sort of said it. I just wanted to make it clearer.
Thank you, much appreciated as I did not know.
by lordmetroid
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10313

Re: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

I noticed today that Anantech has posted a preview of the Ivy Bridge. http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-core-i7-3770k From the article I can read that the decrease in power consumption sadly seems to be rather insignificant. On the bright side however, the HD4000 is reported to h...
by lordmetroid
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10313

Re: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

I would gladly purchase an HD3000 equipped 2125 or 2500K, however I am not certain of the HD3000 performance capabilities. The only requirement I have is to be able to play Quake Wars, can I do that on the HD3000?
by lordmetroid
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10313

Re: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

Just as I finished writing the above post, EXPreview posted some leaked performance number on the HD4000 compared to HD3000 in their new article Ivy Bridge Core i5 3570K Engineering Sample Test. Which shows some very promising numbers.
by lordmetroid
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10313

Re: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

As the review shows at HotHardware posted earlier, Quake Wars can be played on the Sandy Bridge HD2000 IGP but only if the resolution and settings are set to very low. This tells me that the Sandy Bridge is not powerful enough for my demands but the Ivy Bridge with a HD4000 will probably be. One can...
by lordmetroid
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Optimal CPU/chipset/mobo for a passively cooled PC..?
Replies: 62
Views: 18405

Re: Optimal CPU/chipset/mobo for a passively cooled PC..?

One would think that being on the SPCR website, reasons for going fanless would be obvious. I personally am going to build a system similar to a Silent Mini-ITX build showcased on the Swecklocker website. I started posting some inquiries about such a system a month ago in this thread, http://www.sil...
by lordmetroid
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: whats the quietest most energy efficient of this bunch[?]
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Re: whats the quietest most energy efficient of this bunch[?

I can not understand people's obsession with overly large harddrives, 120GB is plenty enough, all data on my harddrives are subject to deletion within short(unless it is for work, in which case it will never fill 120GB anyway). Hence I find an SSDs to be plenty and the best harddrives one can possib...
by lordmetroid
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10313

Re: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

Power levels in idle for the reported systems seems very acceptable. Very positive news which assures me that an Ivy Bridge is the way to go. In the system featured on Sweclockers, there are two heat-sinks, the Thermalright HR-02 Macho for the CPU and a Thermalright HR-05 SLI for the PCH. I will def...
by lordmetroid
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10313

Re: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

I am mighty interested in some power readings and would greatly appreciate it if someone with a sandy bridge system(preferably without a video card and with an SSD) could do some measurements on the power draw from the outlet when the system is in idle and during load.
by lordmetroid
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10313

Re: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

I will make a fanless system, I want to use it as my home-server as well as desktop and after having experienced the fanless Intel Atom D525 I have, I got very sensetive hearing and it is so awesome to have complete silent system. The system featured on Sweclockers shows that the temperatures are ac...
by lordmetroid
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10313

Re: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

If I build a 0dB AMD system and the Thermalright HR-2 Macho is insufficient to cool the CPU under heavy loads, what measures would you recommend me to take to maintain as inaudible system as possible? Also I am wondering if there are any rumors on the horizon for new AMD CPUs in 2012? If there are I...
by lordmetroid
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10313

Re: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

From those benchmarks, it seems I would want an AMD CPU. However the TDP is so extremely high compared for and AMD CPU compared to an Intel CPU, I could probably never even dream about getting and AMD CPU fanless.
by lordmetroid
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?
Replies: 39
Views: 10313

How powerful is a Sandy Bridge IGP?

I want to make a fanless computer alike this Silent Mini-ITX build . I am only using Linux nowdays and as far as gaming goes, the most demanding applications graphics processing wise which I run on my current system is playing Quake Wars , bSNES and making images in both pixel and vector formats. I ...
by lordmetroid
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Aerodyne...a fanless mini-ITX case design.
Replies: 22
Views: 11793

Re: Aerodyne...a fanless mini-ITX case design.

A stylish case indeed! But could you provide temperature readings? Many wonder about running Sandy Bridge dual-cores fanless but few do... Though this system featured in the top of this thread is not completely fanless, there are people who made them, this guy for example provides all the details o...
by lordmetroid
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Is fanless an option? NC9C-550-LF
Replies: 25
Views: 7861

Re: Is fanless an option? NC9C-550-LF

I am running a passively cooled atom in an m350 case with an SSD as my server and have had no problem at all so far. Total silence is a little bit scary, you never know if the system has been powered on or not by simply listening to it.
by lordmetroid
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The silent front
Replies: 3
Views: 3474

Re: The silent front

He did put it one the side with the help of the stand http://www.sweclockers.com/galleri/8105-passivt-mini-itx-bygge (Swedish). Would it be possible to build a similar computer but also include a silent PSU http://www.silentpcreview.com/Fanless_PSUs_Kingwin_STR-500_Silverstone_ST50NF and a passively...
by lordmetroid
Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The silent front
Replies: 3
Views: 3474

The silent front

I read http://www.sweclockers.com/nyhet/14598- ... an-flaktar (Swedish) and thought that was what I want! Though with the addition of a graphics card that is capable of playing Quake Wars.
by lordmetroid
Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review
Replies: 51
Views: 71730

The GPU do not have any onboard memory and hence reserves a few hundread MB for its use, memory is also reserved for other uses besides the GPU so as far as I have understood it, all the memory comes to use.
by lordmetroid
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac IONITX-A: An ION / dual-core Atom Mini-ITX Board
Replies: 46
Views: 29720

How much air does the standard fan push?
Can it be replaced with a scytche 100x100x12 mm(~15 CFM) fan if places above the heatsink?
by lordmetroid
Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it possible to build a completely solid HTPC mini-itx?
Replies: 3
Views: 3661

Is it possible to build a completely solid HTPC mini-itx?

However I want to build a server/HTPC combo but I am a silence freak, specially when it comes time to sleep, I can't get a good nights sleep with a constant humming in the background. Also I traveling so I will need to have it as small form factor as possible. Would it be possible to build a system ...
by lordmetroid
Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: IONITX-C-U Temperatures
Replies: 0
Views: 494

IONITX-C-U Temperatures

I want to build a completely solid system without fans. My plan is to use the fanless IONITX-C-U that comes with an external brick PSU and an SSD and put it in an m350 universal enclosure, which is as you can see heavily perforated. Even though the motherboard isn't delivered with any fans, it is st...