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by NeoGeo
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive & silent AMD Radeon 7950 x2 multi-GPU video card
Replies: 2
Views: 4451

Passive & silent AMD Radeon 7950 x2 multi-GPU video card

http://www.abload.de/img/big_slide-1m3dyn.jpg AMD's Radeon Sky 900: (Dual Tahiti) - (based on the downclocked 7950, a mGPU card with a decent size die and passive cooling) http://techreport.com/r.x/2013_3_27_AMD_tackles_cloud_gaming_with_Radeon_Sky_series/radeon-sky-900.jpg Too bad it likely won't ...
by NeoGeo
Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion
Replies: 14
Views: 9636

Re: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion

You need more depth of field, and maybe another spot to eliminate shadows. Other than that, nice pic. Maybe could use a little more color contrast. The equipment being used is semi-pro, but I’m no pro with a camera and would take a class on the subject if I thought it would help. Color contrast is ...
by NeoGeo
Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion
Replies: 14
Views: 9636

Re: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion

JJ wrote:BTW, where are all the blue accents? For some reason, I don't see them in that photo.
Finished cables arrived, thanks again for the help/votes in helping me decide on what color scheme to go with. I'm quite pleased with the results:
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by NeoGeo
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion
Replies: 14
Views: 9636

Re: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion

That looks like home theater. From where I could purchase it and what about price details There's a link to my HT page imbedded to my HT pic (you just mouse over and click), or you can click the following to view Neo's nirvana: Revel Ultima2 + Pioneer trifecta + JL Audio f212 + ML Descent . The equ...
by NeoGeo
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project Ayr
Replies: 3
Views: 3652

Re: Project Ayr

That’s lovely. Quite compact with contemporary design that would match many home theater setups. Personally, I'd prefer mine to have a flat top to serve as temporary shelf for movies cases, remotes and such. Anyways, impressive custom case design. I assumed you built the base and metal framing aroun...
by NeoGeo
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion
Replies: 14
Views: 9636

Re: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion

I hope you've filled the stand with a non-resonant material other than common play sand. http://www.starsoundtechnologies.com/micro.html That looks like some crazy high tech sand. I like it! After reading extensively on the subject, I’ve come to the conclusion that the ONLY effective speaker stand ...
by NeoGeo
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i7-3770S workstation in Zalman's TNN-500AF case
Replies: 0
Views: 5770

Fanless i7-3770S workstation in Zalman's TNN-500AF case

Passively cooled i7 Ivy Bridge system in Zalman's TNN-500AF case: No moving parts, absolute total silence. No buzzing, no beeping, not even a 1 decibel hum can be perceived. Truly zero dBA. Click thumbnails below for larger view! http://www.neo-geo.com/personal/i5-fanless/build2/star-effect-t.jpg h...
by NeoGeo
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion
Replies: 14
Views: 9636

Re: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion

Thanks for the votes. I went with the most popular choice and will keep the blue accented cable theme.

Here's the finished custom stand for the external PSU:
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by NeoGeo
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR Member Builds 2013, post your pics!
Replies: 3
Views: 3631

Re: SPCR Member Builds 2013, post your pics!

http://www.neo-geo.com/personal/i5-fanless/build2/star-effect-t.jpg http://www.neo-geo.com/personal/i5-fanless/build2/color-isolation-t.jpg http://www.neo-geo.com/personal/i5-fanless/build2/finished-t.jpg http://www.neo-geo.com/personal/i5-fanless/build2/stand-cases-t.jpg http://www.neo-geo.com/per...
by NeoGeo
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion
Replies: 14
Views: 9636

Re: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion

Yes, but single braided cables would be tidier, regardless of if they're custom made or not. Unifying everything together in bundles that go to the same location is obvious. The only reason ever to separate things is if they are going to different locations or are likely to interfere with each othe...
by NeoGeo
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Is] the Sapphire HD 7770 Ultimate already on market ?
Replies: 25
Views: 11553

Re: [Is] the Sapphire HD 7770 Ultimate already on market ?

this info is very helpful as i see there is no point to wait for some of the products. you are so right about the 680. i would gladly go for a passive gtx 650, since it is a decent card ,at list for me, and i have some location problem with the passive 7550. as far as i know, the gtx 650 i smaller ...
by NeoGeo
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion
Replies: 14
Views: 9636

Re: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion

I definitely like the effort that has gone in here but I am not a fan of individually sleeved cables as they remove any performance advantage that there is in sleeving cables up in the first place to improve airflow and tidyness. That's got to be about 1.2m of cabling and by that point I would also...
by NeoGeo
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion
Replies: 14
Views: 9636

Color choice for cables, need your vote/opinion

Howdy! I'm working on a new computer build and I'm on the final stages. I'm trying to decide if blue accents are best look for the cables or all black. On right side is black (the SATA data breakout cable from raid controller to SSDs), which is sleek and sort of fades into the case. The blue cables ...
by NeoGeo
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Is] the Sapphire HD 7770 Ultimate already on market ?
Replies: 25
Views: 11553

Re: [Is] the Sapphire HD 7770 Ultimate already on market ?

This evening, Sapphire of Taiwan provided the most reliable response on the status of the Sapphire HD 7770 Ultimate: Dear Sir : Sorry that we only had sample for the show but never production the heatsink version of the HD7770. If you can consider about the passive version of the HD7750 , we did lau...
by NeoGeo
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Is] the Sapphire HD 7770 Ultimate already on market ?
Replies: 25
Views: 11553

Re: [Is] the Sapphire HD 7770 Ultimate already on market ?

I asked Sapphire about their passively cooled 7770 that they announced seven months ago. Sapphire's response: USA channel will not be bringing in the Ultimate edition of the HD7770. Tech Technical Support Althon Micro/Sapphire Technology 280 S. Paseo Tesoro Walnut CA 91789 Fax: 909-594-9771 I ask if...
by NeoGeo
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 32569

Re: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors

I couldn’t source the proprietary 2-pin connector anywhere so I sent Martin of PsychoSleeve the 24-pin cable of the TNN-500AF so that he could see how it was wired. He then recreated the same wiring and reused the 2-pin connector of the old cable on a fresh cable build. These cables arrive today so ...
by NeoGeo
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 36591

Re: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics

Btw, I discovered that using a new PSU with your TNN-500AF will cause you to lose the handy ability of turning on your system by using the remote because the infrared sensor of the case must receive constant power from a 2-pin cable that branches from the 24-pin cable of your PSU. This 2-pin connect...
by NeoGeo
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 36591

Re: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics

Sorry for not responding sooner about PSU of TNN-500AF. The PSU of my TNN-500AF recently failed as well so I totally gutted it and I decided on an external PSU solution. It literally made a popping sound when I tried to turn it on one day, so I decided it was time for a new build. That really was my...
by NeoGeo
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 32569

Re: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors

Ha, that’s one tiny PSU (the PICOPSU-150-XT). Nice solution you came up with, and I’m sure it looks seamless with the case closed. Unfortunately, I’ll definitely need more than a 150W PSU and wouldn’t want to downgrade from the case’s original 400W PSU, not for a multi-display workstation/gaming bui...
by NeoGeo
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 32569

Re: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors

Seems like there was a malfunction of the TNN400APF-V2 in many TNN500AF cases. I have had small problems now and then with mine, and just today it exploded! I opened the PSU up but could not see any burnt/damaged part, but I could smell it. Would anyone here know a PSU that would fit in the TNN500A...
by NeoGeo
Tue May 08, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: upgrade/ modify my TNN500AF, or go with something new?
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Re: upgrade/ modify my TNN500AF, or go with something new?

Zalman's TNN500AF case should be compatible with Intel's 1155 slot. I say this because my TNN500AF build is with 1156 slot and 1155 and 1156 are exactly identical cooling mounting holes, just one pin missing for CPU. My build: http://www.neo-geo.com/personal/i5-fanless/build.html 400W PSU is plenty ...
by NeoGeo
Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 36591

GT 430 released

Likewise, I am using a GeForce GT240 (with the fan removed and the Zalman heat pipe) in the case without problem if you want to try discrete graphics There was a better silent and low power/heat solution released this past week, the passively cooled fermi powered GT 430 which has a lower TDP of 42....
by NeoGeo
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 36591

Re: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics

I'm having some difficulties finding something to fasten the thermal blocks (to the back of the MB). I've noticed that you used "Dap Silicone Rubber Auto/Marine Sealant". I live in Norway, and I can't find this exact make - could I use any kind of silicon sealant? Also, how important are these ther...
by NeoGeo
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 36591

The holes will not align on their own but with some elbow grease you can make it work without damaging any components. The upper support clip has enough flexibility to be physically stretched so that the holes do line up. However, the matching back plate cannot be stretched so it cannot be used. Ins...
by NeoGeo
Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Wondering whether to buy Silverstone GD05 (or not) ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2429

What you linked to is not the newer R2.0 version wtih ASRock DuraCap (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors. Who here wouldn't prefer the motherboard with the 250% longer life span? Holding out a little while longer until I can track down this elusive R2...
by NeoGeo
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Wondering whether to buy Silverstone GD05 (or not) ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2429

For your motherboard you have my vote for the new H55M/USB3 R2.0 from ASRock, but where in the world can you buy it? I'm ready to order it now for a new build in my Zalman TNN-300 case, but I can't seem to source this H55M/USB3 R2.0 motherboard anywhere. Maybe it's so new that it's not for sale yet?...
by NeoGeo
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 36591

I'm a guest here, like anyone else other than staff, so I'm just happy my thread hasn't been deleted or edited by the powers that be. The original link to the review of the TNN500AF case was simply the first Google result that came up, but I could have put more consideration into my link before post...
by NeoGeo
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 36591

silent power supply for TNN500AF

SilverStone's ST40NF 400W power supply looks like the best and most modern silent PSU on the market. I'd be curious to hear and see how you install it into your TNN500AF case as well since I'll probably face the same fate inevitably. Alternatively, I know that Zalman sold the TNN500AF power supply s...
by NeoGeo
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 36591

Thermal adhesives: I probably invested 4 or 5 hours into researching the best adhesive for these thermal blocks and none of the pads seemed to be sufficient as the surface of these blocks are just too polished and smooth. I wanted a nonpermanent yet firm adhesive that could be easily removed. The si...
by NeoGeo
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 36591

It looks nice, although your project seems mainly to just have used that "super&special case" (or am I missing something?) I agree that the case is super & special, but this project was more than just the case and was not limited to what the 6 year old manual of the case instructed. The TNN500AF wa...