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by NT
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server
Replies: 22
Views: 14586

Re: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server

There's the written word for you, yours seemed pretty over the top to me, & mine in response over the top to you. Yeah multiple PM's, sorry about that, some slight confusion with using it initially... As to multiple bumps there hasn't been any, there's been just one, & RE emails I haven't sent a sin...
by NT
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server
Replies: 22
Views: 14586

Re: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server

It's not clear what you're asking. I've really said all I want to say on the subject -- it simply isn't worth the effort, time or money to try and improve efficiency at 20W. It just won't save enough energy. 2-3W maybe? Just turn off one of your lights a half hour earlier before bed and that will s...
by NT
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server
Replies: 22
Views: 14586

Re: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server

With reference to our kind host, I think that an e-mail will be more effective than a post. Okay I sent a PM addressed to both of them & linked to my post... http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=593894#p593894 Weirdly it's sitting in the "outbox" & not the "sent" folder (alongside o...
by NT
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server
Replies: 22
Views: 14586

Re: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server

*BUMP* @MikeC & @derekva

I don't suppose you can spare a minute to address my post now?
viewtopic.php?p=593894#p593894

Thank-you.
by NT
Wed May 13, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server
Replies: 22
Views: 14586

Re: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server

What happened to the audio file for this article? It's no longer there on the last page... Larry's statement should not be taken out of context -- or maybe he should have made it more explicit that the reference is to EFFICIENCY only. There's a simple reason why the pico + adapter ends up more effic...
by NT
Sat May 31, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: QNAP TurboNAS TS-469L 4-Bay NAS Server
Replies: 6
Views: 6151

Re: QNAP TurboNAS TS-469L 4-Bay NAS Server

^Not "very soon", it's been replaced by a whole range of much better devices for at least 5mth now.
by NT
Sat May 05, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 100163

Re: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform

No idea sorry, haven't worried about speaker amp yet...
The soundcard I use (Essence ST) already has a decent headphone amp built-in.
by NT
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 100163

Re: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform

I haven't researched for ages...
I was looking for soooo long and there was nothing.
I doubt anything has changed :(
by NT
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Another SPCR recommended list: Cases
Replies: 123
Views: 198695

Re: Another SPCR recommended list: Cases

Thank-you Mike.
by NT
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Last few components for HTPC/Mid-level gaming system
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: Last few components for HTPC/Mid-level gaming system

@OP RE case selection... My research may help, "if" you have similar criteria to me, read both in full http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=18232752#post18232752 http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1253426 For the second thread, def. make sure you read the latter half. Many of...
by NT
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommendations for a sexy HTPC case!
Replies: 50
Views: 12074

Re: Recommendations for a sexy HTPC case!

Folks :( The community here's awesome so if you could come join me at: (1) AVS (2) http://www.overclock.net/computer-cases/920611-htpc-cases-help-me-pick-top.html#post12088086 OR (3) http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4714143#post4714143 I'd be ever so grateful!?! Signing-off for g...
by NT
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommendations for a sexy HTPC case!
Replies: 50
Views: 12074

Re: Recommendations for a sexy HTPC case!

*bump* thank-you :)
by NT
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommendations for a sexy HTPC case!
Replies: 50
Views: 12074

Re: Recommendations for a sexy HTPC case!

folks? thank-you! :D
by NT
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommendations for a sexy HTPC case!
Replies: 50
Views: 12074

Re: Recommendations for a sexy HTPC case!

FINALLY picking this up again... I hope to narrow this down in the next week, no longer! All help, thoughts, & advice are greatly appreciated! I've decided to keep the discussion going here only: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=18711024#post18711024 Not a fan of the forum software u...
by NT
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 100163

Re: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform

Not a smidgen of the sparkle card anywhere anyway! "SFAUD2A1"
Was hoping to at least experiment with it, & perhaps try a mod or two.
:( Sniffle...
by NT
Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 100163

Re: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform

Has anyone heard of a discrete / digital amp only card based on the DAE-3? I'm not interested in the entire MSI solution, I already have a base system. I heard there was a sparkle one, but from memory it was quite crippled (5x25watt as opposed to MSI's 5x100) So sad that nothing else eventuated... ...
by NT
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74519

Yeah I've since spoken to Mark & he confirmed they don't have them now . They're just taking pre-orders for 120 that are due by the end of Oct. So they're not getting them sooner than many other retailers, they're just taking pre-orders. Even the pre-orders would be used-up by now ..... I'll just bu...
by NT
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74519

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by NT
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74519

You 100% sure?

I've tried several retailers in the past few weeks who've said they have it.
Only to find they don't, and they've had to refund me.

All it says on their site is "expecting soon"....
Their instant chat's not working, I've emailed them.
by NT
Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74519

Thank-you miahallen, noted as a potential candidate for case fans.
Once I've selected a case, & assuming included fans are insufficient.
by NT
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74519

@miahallen; I did some googling...
Are these "slipstreams" you're referring a scythe model by any chance?

Thanks/night!
by NT
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74519

Interesting thanks...
What's the full-name of these "slipstreams" you're referring to?

I had been considering something from the GT family for case fans too.
"If" there aren't enough that come with my case, or they're too crappy.

I need to clear-up these definitions in my head I think!!?
by NT
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74519

So is the GT AP-15 still the bad-ass fan for rads if you want decent CFM, but not too noisy?

Any thoughts/advice massively appreciated! :lol:
by NT
Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14 vs AP-15
Replies: 5
Views: 8862

So these still the bad-ass fans for rads if you want decent CFM, but not too noisy?
by NT
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac H55-ITX-C-E: Stacked LGA1156 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 23
Views: 9834

Sweet, I'm building a similar platform (more varied functions) but on an ATX mobo. I also intend to muck around with IntelHD... But if it's too limited in GNU/Linux, then I too will migrate to a discrete. I had planned to get a GT220, but I may hold out for this nextgen stuff! I'll "keep my ears pee...
by NT
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac H55-ITX-C-E: Stacked LGA1156 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 23
Views: 9834

Surge wrote:I will see how Intel's GMA HD performs but I'm waiting for NVIDIA GF108 chips to come out and may be use it as a dedicated graphics card.
What's GF108?
Is that a new series succeeding the low-power GT2xx range that came out last year?
by NT
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung 2TB EcoGreen F3 Hard Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 3375

I wonder how the newer WD20EARS-00MVWB0 (3x 677GB plater, not 4) would compare to these?
Surely better overall in every metric?
Samsung's got a 3-platter competitor due out any day now too....
by NT
Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61978

Thanks for weighing in Mike, as I suspected, no "major overhaul".
Just the the usual refinements assoc/w production delivery, which over time can have very real impacts, due to greater QA.
by NT
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61978

On johnyyguru & here others have said that the the X-660/X-760 etc are nothing more than a marketing exercise.
As the x-750 and x-650 can easily handle such bumps....

And I believe reviewers such as Mike already have prototypes of said models, and so already have more of an idea than "spec. sheets"
by NT
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61978

The X-650 is not exactly the same. Hmm, that's not what MikeC reckoned (aside from quietness of course) http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=515614#515614 The review seems to substantiate those earlier viewpoints too... For all performance metrics (aside from efficiency at sub 40w) ...