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by chanman
Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: antec isk-100: mini-itx, 90w, 2x2.5", 248x212x108mm
Replies: 18
Views: 5721

Re: antec isk-100: mini-itx, 90w, 2x2.5", 248x212x108mm

looking forward to the review, i'm particularly interested in the efficiency of the psu- pico like psus aren't readily available around here. btw, dimensions without the stand are 220x210x70mm, not including the fan bulge. JonnyGuru recently reviewed a few pico PSU/brick combinations http://www.jon...
by chanman
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac IONITX-P-E CULV Motherboard
Replies: 23
Views: 11547

Re: Zotac IONITX-P-E CULV Motherboard

Will it fit into the ISK-100 you guys are testing? Do you mean the ISK-100 we already tested? Why not? It's a mini-ITX board. The ISK-100 fits them all; it's only heatsink height that's restrictive, and the one on this board is not tall. Eh? I see a review for the ISK 300-65, but in another thread,...
by chanman
Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac IONITX-P-E CULV Motherboard
Replies: 23
Views: 11547

Re: Zotac IONITX-P-E CULV Motherboard

Will it fit into the ISK-100 you guys are testing?
by chanman
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: antec isk-100: mini-itx, 90w, 2x2.5", 248x212x108mm
Replies: 18
Views: 5721

Re: antec isk-100: mini-itx, 90w, 2x2.5", 248x212x108mm

There's no provision for an optical drive for the ISK-100, so that probably won't be a problem. Have you ever heard any external unit, how loud it can "fly"? Or are you talking about never access any optical media? Well, the previous post mentioned accessing the DVD drive. I was pointing out that t...
by chanman
Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: antec isk-100: mini-itx, 90w, 2x2.5", 248x212x108mm
Replies: 18
Views: 5721

Re: antec isk-100: mini-itx, 90w, 2x2.5", 248x212x108mm

The downside of these v small cases is that they inevitably end up closer to the user due to the need to access the controls/dvd unit. e.g. on the desk next to/behind the VDU. So any noise at all is apparent. I've managed to get a very quiet ITX system in a LianLi Q07 case that sits on top of anoth...
by chanman
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 7106 ATX
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Compucase 7106 ATX

speedkar9 wrote:For the same price, get an Antec 300, paint it white and turn it on its side IMO.
Admittedly, it's on sale right now for $39.99

I'm just wondering if that's going to be the last of the beige cases I see for retail sale new. Black is the new beige.
by chanman
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 7106 ATX
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Compucase 7106 ATX

I have no idea why I'm so tempted to get one of these. Maybe it's the thought that black is the new beige. I've got an E8400 in an Antec Sonata, an Athlon x64 7750 in some generic midtower, a P4 server in a classic beige midtower, and an old Athlon being parted out in a generic beige box with grey t...
by chanman
Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac ZBOX HD-ND22: At Last a CULV Nettop
Replies: 9
Views: 6226

I'm half surprised you guys didn't use a SSD to isolate the noise of that fan.
by chanman
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup
Replies: 67
Views: 19166

I'm hoping JonnyGURU does a similar fanless round-up. Complete with multiple DNF entries :D
by chanman
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac H55-ITX-C-E: Stacked LGA1156 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 23
Views: 10109

The CPU placement is problematic for cooling. I have the older A-E in a Silverstone Sugo SG05, and the presence of the HD5770 causes core temp during Prime95 to go form about 65/60 up to 75 and up (it hit 80 before I cleaned up the cabling slightly stopped gaping long enough to stop the test). Disab...
by chanman
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SFF gaming system
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

What cooler are you using on the i3? stock cooler. There isn't much clearance, and the mobo cables criss-cross the area. I've found the problem though. It's the physical presence of the video card. The board layout is nearly identical to this http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1064-page2.html , a...
by chanman
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SFF gaming system
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

Got it running, but I noticed the CPU doesn't seem to be getting enough air. With a 5770 and i3 530, running Prim95 drives my cores up to 80/75 (when I stopped gaping long enough to shut down Prime95) I've replaced the original fan with a Yate Loon, and it clearly wasn't anywhere this hot with the c...
by chanman
Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SFF gaming system
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

Hey, does anyone know where to find a molex or SATA to slimline SATA power adapter? The Sony drive requires a 6-pin SATA power connector, and neither it, nor the case came with one or an adaptor. I see only a couple on NCIX, and both include a data cable as well. Are there any purely power adapters ...
by chanman
Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SFF gaming system
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

Picked up the ASUS 5770 that just went on sale at NCIX :biggrin:

Thanks for the help, though
by chanman
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SFF gaming system
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

Forget the 450W thing. Those numbers count with the fact that you have shitty 450W PSU - read 450W peak, 350W real, but with so bad voltage/current distribution (for example 2x12V/13A), that you can compare them to 250-300W good PSU's. My i5+HD5870 setup has a 350W peak power usage, i don't see how...
by chanman
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SFF gaming system
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

Here's the card I'm looking at:
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49525
price matched to directcanada
by chanman
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SFF gaming system
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

SFF gaming system

Currently: Silverstone Sugo SG05 Zotac H55ITX-A-E MINI-ITXLGA1156 H55 DDR3 PCI-E16 SATA WiFi OCZ OCZ3G1333LV4GK 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 9-9-9-20 Intel Core i3 530 Sony Optiarc Slim 8X DVD Writer Black SATA OEM WD Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5IN 7200RPM SATA Notebook HD I've been debating on the video card. As...
by chanman
Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel D510M0 Motherboard: Atom 2.0
Replies: 74
Views: 35231

Looking at what NCIX is selling right now... D510 mobo: $82.95 1 x 2 GB Kingston DDR2 RAM: $55.99 Antec ISK300-65: $73.54 OCZ Onyx 32 GB SSD: $94.99 Subtotal: $307.47 7% PST: $21.52 5% GST: $15.37 Total: $344.36 for a silent Atom. Too bad I already built a 330/MI-100 last year, or I would be tempted...
by chanman
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P7H55D-M EVO LGA1156 microATX Motherboard
Replies: 26
Views: 11373

I notice the year is off on the date stamp.