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by aurania
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any Intel 7-series mITX boards w/DC in?
Replies: 17
Views: 14067

Re: Any Intel 7-series mITX boards w/DC in?

Ivybridge requires an AAG23736-503 or later, and I have AAG23736-500, which will not support 22nm whatever the BIOS version. This is rather annoying for me, having discovered that Ivybridge processors are cheaper than their Sandybridge equivalents. Check Table 1 on the page you linked again. :) It ...
by aurania
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Node Series HTPC Enclosures
Replies: 8
Views: 11790

Fractal Design Node Series HTPC Enclosures

Here's some new offerings from Fractal Design that debuted at Computex: Node 304 Mini-ITX http://i.imgur.com/h97Nx.jpg Node 605 ATX http://i.imgur.com/lW8GC.jpg Full gallery and write-up is available at Anandtech . The Node 304 looks interesting but I'm not sure what the point is of the Node 605. Ho...
by aurania
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HTPC case without an optical bay
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

Re: HTPC case without an optical bay

A stacked pair of Wesena enclosures would do nicely. One for the motherboard and CPU and one for all the hard drives:

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by aurania
Sun May 27, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power
Replies: 22
Views: 34194

Re: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power

I am also interested in knowing if the DH77EB can undervolt the CPU? I checked BIOS and found that I could set the voltage of the integrated graphics and the memory but not the CPU. edit: Looked at the DH77EB manual and it doesn't state that you can undervolt the cpu, only underclock it. 3.11 BIOS ...
by aurania
Fri May 18, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power
Replies: 22
Views: 34194

Re: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power

Anyone else using the DH77EB? Seems to be really good in terms of power consumption! I recently upgraded to a DH77EB and a Celeron G530. Measured 39 watts at idle but I have two hard drives, an optical drive, one ssd, and three fans (two 120mm case fans and the stock CPU fan). The power supply I'm ...
by aurania
Wed May 09, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: looking for cheap ATX horizontal case
Replies: 9
Views: 4268

Re: looking for cheap ATX horizontal case

It is a vertical case... though I guess you can stick any vertical case on its side. It's most definitely a horizontal case. You can tell because Cooler Master gives you the option to rotate the case logo. :lol: And if that is the case, the Broadway Com R-310 is even smaller. Seriously though, the ...
by aurania
Wed May 09, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New energy efficient notherboard
Replies: 1
Views: 1512

Re: New energy efficient notherboard

Intel's DH77DF is the board that meets most of your requirements. The only downside is that it is relatively new and so you won't see any discounts on it for a while. The main benefit to going with the latest 7 series chipsets is native SATA 3 and USB 3 support. Older chipsets require additional con...
by aurania
Wed May 09, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: looking for cheap ATX horizontal case
Replies: 9
Views: 4268

Re: looking for cheap ATX horizontal case

Cooler Master's Elite 361 is one of the smallest horizontal cases that can support ATX sized motherboards. It's very cheap (looking at eBay.be, you can have one delivered at around €55) but you'll have to budget a new heatsink as the tallest the case can fit is 122mm. Another disadvantage is the wa...
by aurania
Wed May 09, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1 vs 2 sticks of RAM - power consumption and performance
Replies: 16
Views: 7191

Re: 1 vs 2 sticks of RAM - power consumption and performance

How about splitting the difference and using two sticks of 1.35V SDRAM? Samsung is now offering DDR3 SDRAM produced at their 30nm process that is pretty cheap and runs at 1.35V. This memory is also lower profile than the typical module which could help with heatsink clearance and perhaps air circula...