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by phpguru
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Atom vs Undervolted Athlon for Low Power File Server
Replies: 0
Views: 943

Atom vs Undervolted Athlon for Low Power File Server

Hello everyone! I am looking for some advice for a fileserver I'm planning to build. It will be running Ubuntu and will be running a torrent client in addition to the file server part. With electricity prices the way they are in California, I'm looking to reduce the power as much as possible. This i...
by phpguru
Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A quiet, low power, small BEAST! (new system advice)
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

decisions decisions!

I just read up that you can make a PS3 run YDL and therefore mythtv. Now I could even just use a ps3 to be my htpc and recycle some old system for the linux requirements I outlined above.

What to do? heh. Options are great!

phpguru
by phpguru
Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A quiet, low power, small BEAST! (new system advice)
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

Instead of going after a discrete NVIDIA gpu, what if i just sacrifice some power and bump myself up to the 65W barrier?

I could get the ADO5200CZBOX from Egglink

This would nullify the need for a gpu (for 1080p x264), no?

phpguru
by phpguru
Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A quiet, low power, small BEAST! (new system advice)
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

http://www.ajump.com/ajump/product.asp? ... %5Fid=2005

Seems like a good place to buy it. I emailed and they said it is the high efficiency PSU.

"Yes, the Antec NSK3480 comes with the high efficiency 380W power supply."

phpguru
by phpguru
Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A quiet, low power, small BEAST! (new system advice)
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

the NSK3480 looks good. With the power supply upgrade, does this case go from a quiet pc to a silent pc? The SPCR review says its quiet, but not silent.

Anyone know where to buy one of these in the US? I'm having a hard time tracking them down.

phpguru
by phpguru
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A quiet, low power, small BEAST! (new system advice)
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

That's what I was looking at. That should handle all the HD stuff I could throw at it, right? The 7600 doesn't have any HD acceleration, it will be completely CPU-dependent, and not conditioned. If you want hardware HD acceleration, you'll have to get an 8-series card. So getting a video card would...
by phpguru
Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A quiet, low power, small BEAST! (new system advice)
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

I've been looking into video cards and it seems as though I will need to add a card instead of relying on onboard solutions. What card would work well for me since I plan on using linux? phpguru nvidia is the only way to go if your using linux. 7600gs is a good performance for a low price, and you ...
by phpguru
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A quiet, low power, small BEAST! (new system advice)
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

I've been looking into video cards and it seems as though I will need to add a card instead of relying on onboard solutions. What card would work well for me since I plan on using linux?

phpguru
by phpguru
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A quiet, low power, small BEAST! (new system advice)
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

Wow, its pretty nice to wake up to a flurry of replies. Thanks! I made the hard drive change above and I'll look into the other suggested changes. Palindroman, thanks for the NSK3480 suggestion. Since its brand new, I gotta find a place that sells it for a reasonable cost and I haven't found one yet...
by phpguru
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A quiet, low power, small BEAST! (new system advice)
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

A quiet, low power, small BEAST! (new system advice)

Hey everyone! I am looking for some help in designing a new HTPC/server system (ubuntu). Here's what I want to use it for: HTPC - using mythtv on linux to playback mp3s, movies to a HDTV (720p/1080i) (no TV tuner) File Server - going to stock it with 1TB to 1.5TB File Downloader - It will be running...
by phpguru
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which uses [lower] watt[age] when idle ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2198

oh, you're right, my bad. and i was always under the impression that low wattage processors overclocked *really* well. low wattage parts is another name for low leakage parts. Every chip has current which leaks throughout the circuit creating extra heat output. Therefore, if you get a low leakage p...
by phpguru
Mon Aug 11, 2003 10:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Apex TU-150
Replies: 1
Views: 1330

Apex TU-150

Have any of you heard of this case? It looks good, 12cm might be able to fit in the front. 92mm in the back.

phpguru

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.a ... a=0&page=1
by phpguru
Thu Aug 07, 2003 9:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 427961

It's not in production yet, but the Evercase 4252 and 4272 (4252 with new bezel)will soon have 12cm in front (made for 80mm but 120 fits) and back. This is official from Evercase HQ. Btw, Anyone know where to get a all black case not too big in size with 120mm support? Chenbro 611 Black looks most a...