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by expxe
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Inwin Maelstrom: An Affordable Gaming Case
Replies: 34
Views: 10781

hahahahahahahaha

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by expxe
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Power [Consumption] - Laptop as NAS/media server
Replies: 2
Views: 6337

I don't think this CPU has Speedstep, so I could see the laptop using maybe as high as 35W-AC at idle. That is worst case, though. Could be as good as 20W. My 1.7GHz Pentium M draws 12W with the screen off, but Speedstep makes a big difference. An external 3.5" drive is going to run you 10-15W-AC. ...
by expxe
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Kitchen HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13450

Your chair reminds me of a toilet.
by expxe
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Quiet Computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

I just picked up a ATI HD 4350 video card. I forgot to snap a photo before I closed the case up. So just imagine this video card in the PCIe slot of the picture above.

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by expxe
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Quiet Computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

What cpu are you running? looks like integrated graphics as well? Try replacing your stock cooler, for something a bit beefier for better temps and noise :) Also cable management is very important if you care about airflow / turbulence inside your case :) I am running an undervolted AMD Athlon II X...
by expxe
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Quiet Computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

My Quiet Computer

Here is my set up. http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9400/005iaw.jpg There are two fans. The stock CPU fan and the PSU fan are running at 5v (using wire adapters, nice and cheap. I don't need to pay for a fan controller, a waste of money). The 3.5" HDD is a WD 1.5TB Green, runs cool so it doesn't nee...
by expxe
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman CNPS10X Flex CPU Cooler
Replies: 9
Views: 15507

there must be thousands of cpu coolers out there, they all are pretty much 90% alike. why won't these manufactures put out something new? i wonder why we keep buying new coolers for new cpu's everytime, motherboard manufactures should just stick with one cpu rentention system so cpu coolers can be r...
by expxe
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: terrible squealing noise coming from laptop power adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 2037

terrible squealing noise coming from laptop power adapter

any solutions? this only happens when the laptop is off or in sleep mode.
by expxe
Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a way to make a fan run at less than 5v?
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

i swapped the fan for another. currently running it at 5v, works fine
by expxe
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a way to make a fan run at less than 5v?
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

I could undo the mod but the original fan was too loud for my liking. I could swap a new fan but i am waiting for an answer, i hope something else can be done. is there anyway to tap off the 3.3v power supply line?
by expxe
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a way to make a fan run at less than 5v?
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Is running a power supply without a fan a bad thing? yes?
by expxe
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a way to make a fan run at less than 5v?
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Is there a way to make a fan run at less than 5v?

I ran an alternate power cable to my power supply fan. I connected the other end to a molex plug with the plugs reversed so the fan would be fed 5v. Turns out that did not make the fan any quieter but louder. The fan was temperature controlled and was already running at an even lower voltage, now I ...
by expxe
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 ATX Case
Replies: 76
Views: 43362

That's a very nice case. I've been wanting it since the summer. Unfortunately it took too long and I found a nice deal for a black ATCS 840 (110€ new). Antec really hasn't made a good lookin case since p182 and even that is made from plastic (which I can't stand). Thanks for the review, btw! Bett...
by expxe
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: what is the point of the test forum?
Replies: 7
Views: 5170

what is the point of the test forum?

someone please enlighten me
by expxe
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: test
Replies: 1
Views: 1901

test

test
by expxe
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: low-power DSL modem
Replies: 11
Views: 13076

How can I get my old computer to recognize a new modem? I recently had my modem replaced. I wanted to also make it work with my older computer (as a backup) that runs Windows 98, but for some reason, the older computer does not communicate with the new modem. I called my ISP, but was told that they...
by expxe
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: low-power DSL modem
Replies: 11
Views: 13076

My cable modem + router + ATA + UPS draws 20 watts. Measured with a power meter.
by expxe
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Measuring power consumption cheaply using a resistor inline?
Replies: 4
Views: 2679

My $20 power meter serves me well, and I can find out how many watts other electronics consume too.
by expxe
Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does such a case exist?
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

I would like the case to be as small as possible. A plain bezel would be a plus but not necessary. Cheap/good value is a plus too but I can spend the money if it is worthwhile (but I don't have a habit of spending big money on computer cases). The Antec case looks good but it is too large. I would h...
by expxe
Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Recommend me a CPU cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Recommend me a CPU cooler

I have a AMD Athlon II X3 425 CPU.

I would like a CPU cooler that is QUIET and CHEAP. it would be a plus if it can cool the CPU well but heat is not a big concern. My budget is $10 to $30 but I would prefer to spend around $20. I am located in Toronto, Canada.
by expxe
Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does such a case exist?
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Does such a case exist?

I need a mATX case similar to this

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it is a vertical case
by expxe
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mission
Replies: 31
Views: 12049

i like the look of the wooden case, can you provide the plans you used? I am going to try and make one myself if it isn't too complicated
by expxe
Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Right-angle SATA-eSATA converter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1805

here: http://www.dealextreme.com/

free shipping too
by expxe
Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Logitech VX Revolution - will there ever be a wired version?
Replies: 5
Views: 3922

no

and wireless mice is better
by expxe
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus EeeBox EB1501 ION Mini-PC
Replies: 51
Views: 25191

i like the keyboard that it comes with, does anyone know where i can buy one or a similar keyboard?
by expxe
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: stiff keyboard, will it get better?
Replies: 7
Views: 3851

vils wrote:Membrame keyboards are hopeless, get yourself a nice mechanical one.
Start looking for info here http://www.geekhack.org[/url]
wow, a keyboard review site, now i've seen everything!
by expxe
Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: stiff keyboard, will it get better?
Replies: 7
Views: 3851

stiff keyboard, will it get better?

i bought a keyboard online and after using it for 5 seconds i found it the keys to be too stiff. now can i expect the keys to loosen up after time? the membrane underneath the keyboard keys looks like the ones that come out of those waterproof foldable keyboards. has anyone had a keyboard that has a...
by expxe
Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 343346

expxe wrote:Asus M3A78, this is an mATX AMD board can underclock the CPU vcore 0.775 volts (although your cpu won't be able to) with phenommsrtweaker or AMD overdrive. will accept AM2+/AM3 CPUs with DDR2 RAM. chipset is 780G. comes in integrated ATI HD 3200 that can playback 1080p videos.
by expxe
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Radeon HD 3300 (integrated) underpowered for playing video?
Replies: 5
Views: 2401

im not sure what you mean so im afraid i can't help you i am curious was you need ffdshow, after i installed windows 7 i did not need to install any codecs at all to play any type of media file. but give coreavc a try anyways it will make your computer use less computing power to play a movie even i...
by expxe
Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AudioEngine A2: Little Big Speakers
Replies: 40
Views: 27518

i am a fan of these speakers, was a little surprised that a goggle search for these lead to spcr :D