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by mattlach
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Riser for Streacom FC5 EVO?
Replies: 3
Views: 5548

Re: Riser for Streacom FC5 EVO?

Well, I decided to give up on finding a fixed right angle riser that would work. Too many dimensional variables, and long lead times on parts shipped from china if they don't fit. I don't want this project to last until the end of time. I went ahead and ordered a sintech 5cm (~2") flexible riser as ...
by mattlach
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Riser for Streacom FC5 EVO?
Replies: 3
Views: 5548

Riser for Streacom FC5 EVO?

Hey everyone, I have just ordered a Streacom FC5WS Evo for as a new case for my HTCP. It was a little expensive, but having a completely fanless case in my entertainment center is a must. Does anyone have any experience with this case? Unfortunately, in my setup I absolutely need a Nvidia GPU. (For ...
by mattlach
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU Reliability
Replies: 30
Views: 12122

Re: PicoPSU Reliability

Interesting. Intel's spec for the G4500 is a TDP of 51w. And the slower, less capable G4400 is specced as 54W ... don't trust Intel, ever (or NVidia, Microsoft, AMD, IBM, Apple, Google, Amazon... :mrgreen: ). Well, as any good overclocker knows, performance/clock speed and heat output/power usage a...
by mattlach
Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU Reliability
Replies: 30
Views: 12122

Re: PicoPSU Reliability

The 35W TDP of the 4570T was a huge draw to me. The g4500 is higher. (Over 50?) I'd say rather unlikely . What it really came down to for me was the fact that I got a really good open box deal on a Supermicro LGA1150 mini server motherboard. That's right. :wink: I recall that when they launched the...
by mattlach
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU Reliability
Replies: 30
Views: 12122

Re: PicoPSU Reliability

Side question, slightly OT: which are the merits of such a T-SKU, if run with HT disabled, over a G4500? Well, that depends really. Turbocore is a good feature which the g4500 lacks, but then again the g4500 clocks higher in the first place so it may not make much of a difference. The 35W TDP of th...
by mattlach
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU Reliability
Replies: 30
Views: 12122

Re: PicoPSU Reliability

Thanks guys. This is great info! Anyone know what kind of power use I'll see at the Wal with a 35W tdp dual core Haswell chip with one of these Pico PSU's? I've got an i5-4570T coming next week, probably going to disable HT to save power, as I don't need it. Going barebones with 2x1GB 1.35v SODIMM's...
by mattlach
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU Reliability
Replies: 30
Views: 12122

Re: PicoPSU Reliability

Note that PSUs vary in their susceptibility to power transients. A PSU that dies after living on a circuit prone to power disruptions isn't necessarily unreliable ... just picky about the conditions in which it's run. My Picos run off a UPS with AVR and pure sine wave output, which might be related...
by mattlach
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU Reliability
Replies: 30
Views: 12122

Re: PicoPSU Reliability

How do you guys feel now a few years later? My picoPSU 150XT + 150W brick still running fine after 3 years, no issues, now powering an i7 setup with 50%-100% load 24/7. Thank you! That is good to know. I had heard some comments on another forum that the Pico PSU's were failure prone, and tended to ...
by mattlach
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU Reliability
Replies: 30
Views: 12122

Re: PicoPSU Reliability

How do you guys feel now a few years later? I just ordered the 80w DC-DC PSU with 60w ac adapter kit for a pfSense build I am working on, and I am wondering if this might have been a mistake? I tried the 120w EDAC but it belongs only at DeafeningPCReview.com. 8) LOL, you obviously haven't heard the ...
by mattlach
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low Power Video Card for Headless Server
Replies: 7
Views: 3776

Re: Low Power Video Card for Headless Server

You can go for the mobos that have built in basic GPU like most of the server grade mobos from Supermicro, Tyan, etc. Depending on your needs you could go for something really basic like Super Micro X7SPA-H Motherboard with atom dual core cpu, 6 sata ports or if you need something more powerful lik...
by mattlach
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low Power Video Card for Headless Server
Replies: 7
Views: 3776

Low Power Video Card for Headless Server

So I have a motherboard and CPU in mind for my server. While the server is going to be headless (no monitor) for some reason PC's still need a video card in order to pass POST. The motherboard I plan on using does not have on board video, so I'll need to install something in one of the slots. I want...
by mattlach
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Maingear EPIC 180 (180mm sealed water cooler): My experience
Replies: 10
Views: 13388

Re: Maingear EPIC 180 (180mm sealed water cooler): My experi

You talked about fan noise. What about the pump? How much noise does the pump make? This is my second sealed water cooler. The first one was a Corsair H50. This one I believe was manufactured by Asetek and labeled with Corsair branding. My current on is the Maingear EPIC 180, which is manufactured ...
by mattlach
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Maingear EPIC 180 (180mm sealed water cooler): My experience
Replies: 10
Views: 13388

Re: Maingear EPIC 180 (180mm sealed water cooler): My experi

in for the updated results. Thanks for sharing your findings! :D Any time! I completely forgot that I was going to update my results. Here is what I have for now. I recently got a Sunbeamtech 6 Fan PWM/Rheostat controller I am using to control all my fans. I have my target CPU temperature set to 40...
by mattlach
Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Make 3 pin case fans obey 4 pin PWM signals?
Replies: 9
Views: 10271

Re: Make 3 pin case fans obey 4 pin PWM signals?

Here. This is what you are looking for: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_48&products_id=30056 Pretty impressive stuff, i might get one for my TJ08-E frontal fan and just have the mobo control it. Investigating a little more i stumble on this video, Su...
by mattlach
Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Make 3 pin case fans obey 4 pin PWM signals?
Replies: 9
Views: 10271

Re: Make 3 pin case fans obey 4 pin PWM signals?

I heard that some motherboards have this option, but I couldn't find it anywhere in my BIOS :( Thank you for the suggestion though! Yep, this 990FX bios is a real step back regarding fans ! (vs 890FX MSI's bios for exemple) http://www.msi.com/product/mb/990FXA-GD80.html#?div=Manual http://img832.im...
by mattlach
Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Make 3 pin case fans obey 4 pin PWM signals?
Replies: 9
Views: 10271

Re: Make 3 pin case fans obey 4 pin PWM signals?

Since you have a MSI motherboard, have you checked the bios to see if it could allow "Voltage" control for the cpu header ? My MSI allows to choose between PWM and voltage mode ;) I heard that some motherboards have this option, but I couldn't find it anywhere in my BIOS :( Thank you for the sugges...
by mattlach
Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Maingear EPIC 180 (180mm sealed water cooler): My experience
Replies: 10
Views: 13388

Maingear EPIC 180 (180mm sealed water cooler): My experience

I recently found out about the MainGear EPIC 180. It is a sealed water cooler made by CoolIT and sold exclusively by MainGear (a custom computer builder in the U.S.). Originally their intent was to only include it in their high end Shift systems. I emailed them to check if they were willing to sell ...
by mattlach
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Make 3 pin case fans obey 4 pin PWM signals?
Replies: 9
Views: 10271

Re: Make 3 pin case fans obey 4 pin PWM signals?

I found something called the Nanoxia PWXM but it appears out of stock/discontinued everywhere :(
by mattlach
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Make 3 pin case fans obey 4 pin PWM signals?
Replies: 9
Views: 10271

Make 3 pin case fans obey 4 pin PWM signals?

Is there any way to do this? Ideally I'm looking for some sort of adapter that does the following: 4 pin PWM signal ---> Adapter (turns high/low PWM signal into high/low voltage --> 3 pin case fan. Problem is as follows. I have a rather unusual (and amazing) 180mm sealed water cooling unit (like Cor...
by mattlach
Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK1300 with PW-200-V DC-DC and Akasa Evo-120
Replies: 22
Views: 50965

Re: Antec NSK1300 with PW-200-V DC-DC and Akasa Evo-120

Various threads (e.g. 28246 , 29018 ) have discussed modding the Dell 150W or 220W AC/DC adapters for use with DC/DC desktops. I'd rather not burn my house down, so I opened my brick and traced out enough of the DC end of the circuit to convince myself that the adapter does work as simply as the va...
by mattlach
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 19017

On the quiet front with watercooling one of the huge benefits is that you can move the noisy offenders out of earshot. if I had more space I'd just get a 60 gallon rain barrel as a reservoir, a submersible pump and a couple of big honking old cast iron radiators at ~60EDR each. according to my calcu...
by mattlach
Fri May 21, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GIGABYTE 9800GT Silent Cell - anybody using this card?
Replies: 26
Views: 9546

fwiffo wrote:Kubuntu 10.04 64-bit...
Ahh, my thought was that it might have been a 32bit/64bit thing, but thats apparently not it (I use 64bit Ubuntu, and we should be on the same Kernel in that case...)

Maybe its a GDM not playing nice with the ATI drivers issue?
by mattlach
Thu May 20, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GIGABYTE 9800GT Silent Cell - anybody using this card?
Replies: 26
Views: 9546

I've got the PowerColor Go! Green Radeon 5750 which has been discussed around the forum. Allegedly the 5000 series have some missing features in the Linux drivers, but I've had no trouble. Granted, I've only had it set up for a week, but I've done overnight stress tests and whatnot without any inst...
by mattlach
Thu May 20, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GIGABYTE 9800GT Silent Cell - anybody using this card?
Replies: 26
Views: 9546

fwiffo wrote:Huh, I haven't had any problems with the latest fglrx. I guess YMMV.
interesting. Just because I'm curious, which ATI chip do you have. As I understand, some are more stable than others.
by mattlach
Thu May 20, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GIGABYTE 9800GT Silent Cell - anybody using this card?
Replies: 26
Views: 9546

I'm WAY happier now that I've got an ATI card in there. Maybe some games are going to be unstable under wine, but I'm fine with dual-booting for windows games. It's worth it to have a functioning 2D setup, and native OpenGL stuff works just fine. I don't play games under linux. With the latest clos...
by mattlach
Thu May 20, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Will 5750 or 5770 passive cards fit antec 2480 fusion case ?
Replies: 21
Views: 8183

Hey, I just posted this in another thread, but it may be more appropriate here. I am not familliar with your Antec case, but I fit the Powercolor 5750 fanless board in my compacth Shuttle case. If the dimensions are similar it should fit in yours as well. Here is my review: I did wind up getting the...
by mattlach
Thu May 20, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GIGABYTE 9800GT Silent Cell - anybody using this card?
Replies: 26
Views: 9546

This is indirect support to the 5750 over the 9800GT. For my HTPC-enclosed PC used by one of my kids, I had put the MSI custom-cooler 9800GT in there. For intense gaming, it shut down the PC as my case with slow fans couldn't get rid of the heat generated. I switched to the 4770 (not 5750, but both...
by mattlach
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GIGABYTE 9800GT Silent Cell - anybody using this card?
Replies: 26
Views: 9546

I did some more research, and I figured I'd share it here. I looked up several fanless options available out there and how they compare performance wise (numbers from Toms Hardware graphics cards charts, all benchmarks high 4AA) and power consumption at full load (I couldn't find reliable idle power...
by mattlach
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GIGABYTE 9800GT Silent Cell - anybody using this card?
Replies: 26
Views: 9546

Cool test! Thank you for your review. I am also considering one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131300 Its a passively cooled Radeon 5750. I've always been a Nvidia guy, but apparently this board is both faster than the 9800GT and uses less power (which should resu...