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by ak47
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Machine - matx i7 build - comments and help welcome
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: New Machine - matx i7 build - comments and help welcome

I don't understand why you want to buy a 600W PSU for your system. Without a dedicated graphics card it will draw 130W load at maximum. I tried some combos on those power calcs and addes a AMD graphics card as this may possibly be a future addition if I fancy trying a hackintosh. So was looking for...
by ak47
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Machine - matx i7 build - comments and help welcome
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: New Machine - matx i7 build - comments and help welcome

To update my list after more research PSU - change from Nexus NX-5300 to Seasonic S12II 620 as Scan has this in stock for 65 GBP deliverer (Nexus about 80 GBP delivered). And I have had good experience pereviously with Seasonic S12 PSU's. CPU Cooler - can get a Coolermaster 212 Plus for 22 GBP, is t...
by ak47
Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Machine - matx i7 build - comments and help welcome
Replies: 4
Views: 570

New Machine - matx i7 build - comments and help welcome

I have been relatively happy with my Q6600 in an Akasa Eclipse with Seasonic PSU and Ninja Heatsink. Now its time for a new machine to last me the next few years. My current shortlist which I like critique and suggestion from your experience (Small tower case this time): Case: Fractal Define Mini (C...
by ak47
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Home Server Build Guide
Replies: 137
Views: 50017

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

Anyone know if the eSATA side of things is like USB and is plug and play. This is for a non-RAID setup. I'll like to run Linux as a server where its primary duties would be to run services. Oee of which is SAMBA for file sharing. However, I like to have a set of eSATA disks that is serving unimporta...
by ak47
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New HTPC - old PSU. 20 pin plug, 24 pin socket compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Thanks all - I'll continue and hopefully finish the build soon.

The S12 I have is rather old so it has 20 pins (its not an S12II).[/url]
by ak47
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New HTPC - old PSU. 20 pin plug, 24 pin socket compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 947

New HTPC - old PSU. 20 pin plug, 24 pin socket compatibility

Just ordered all the bits for a new i3 HTPC. As I have a relatively quiet Seasonic S12 430 watt PSU I was going to re-use it. Spent an age fixing the Big Shuriken (why do they have those twisty plugs under the heatsink with no access?!!!). Tidied the cables etc. And then came to plugging the power i...
by ak47
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Atom and esata external fileserver
Replies: 0
Views: 1039

Atom and esata external fileserver

I need a machine to be on most the time to run Ubuntu with Apache, Tomcat, MySql, Sabnzb (binary newsgroup daemon), Transmission (torrent daemon), SSH, Squid, DansGuardian, Samba filesharing and a bunch of other minor services/daemons. It will also be used as a part time desktop for email and surfin...