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by akaidiot
Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Asus W3V - The perfect power/portability hybrid! But quiet?
Replies: 5
Views: 6226

Here's an update: Yes it is indeed all these things. I'm a desktop to laptop converter and my silent nerve is pleased! I've had this beauty for a couple of month now and the only time I hear it is late at night when it's SUPERQUIET outside and in my apartment. It's nice and portable but yet I can pl...
by akaidiot
Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Choose my new laptop 2,5" HD!
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

Added the 5K80..

But I could also get any 2,5" HD out there and add it in myself.. So if I take away the limitation of these 4 HDs. Which 80GB+ HD would you recommend? Also I will probably want 5400rpm+..
by akaidiot
Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Choose my new laptop 2,5" HD!
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

Choose my new laptop 2,5" HD!

I'm getting a ASUS W3V Laptop from notebookshop.de I'm getting the 2nd one from the bottom, with 1.73Ghz PM CPU There you can choose HDs. I'm looking for 80GB atleast. And the choices I have are these: 1. Toshiba 5400rpm 80GB 16MB Cache MK8026GAX 2. Hitachi 7200 rpm 80GB 8MB Cache 7K80 <-- I Really ...
by akaidiot
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Asus W3V - The perfect power/portability hybrid! But quiet?
Replies: 5
Views: 6226

Asus W3V - The perfect power/portability hybrid! But quiet?

Well? Is it? I'm in the market of buying a laptop. And I have pretty much settled for the ASUS W3V. It is the best combination between power(ATI GPU) and portability(14,1" & 5.5lbs/2.2kg). But the combination does not sound(no pun intended) quiet.. I've read in notebookreview forums of people succes...
by akaidiot
Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: dasman's HTPC
Replies: 9
Views: 8254

Yup, that I knew. But you haven't tried that out..yes

Also, is there enough vertical room to hang(decouple), with rubber bands, 2 3,5" drives in the 3,5" tray?
by akaidiot
Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: dasman's HTPC
Replies: 9
Views: 8254

Can you make the VFD display show the current movie/song title and porhaps: time played in the lower left and total time of the movie/song in the lower right corner?

I guess that will require a meedio plugin, no? Or does meedio playback movies in the windows default player?
by akaidiot
Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

bomba That indeed is an interesting card! But I will probably get 2 150MCE instead.. I only have a TV output connector by the TV, is there a cable so I can just split the signal? or how does that work? If I get a 6800GT card. How can I make it as quiet as possible? Also, we have a digital sattelite...
by akaidiot
Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

1GB RAM At least. ATI Radeon X800/9800 PRO/XT - HL2 is out! Gotta love it! :D I would go Nvidia because I like their display control panel better. But the nvidia cards tend to be harder to keep quiet since they use more power.. But if you have got a good suggestion I might change my mind.. (2x?)Hau...
by akaidiot
Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

Ok.. This is the current situation.. I actually have a BQE3700 case left with a DIY HD Cage a lá Bluefront Which I will probably use for now.. So ironicly since the most part of the thread has been about cases I would like to concentrate on the inside of the case.. My suggestion right now is this: D...
by akaidiot
Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

Damn do I feel like a kid in a candy store :D I know the feeling :D BTW, I finally re-remembered a case I had considered long ago, ruled out, and now can't remember why I ruled it out to begin with: Coolermaster's ATC-620 . Granted, it's a Coolermaster, aluminum and w/ a 60mm fan no less, but it lo...
by akaidiot
Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

I am now considering a Silverstone Lascala LC03V-Black Have you checked out Dasman's HTPC in the Gallery? The Kanam Accent HT-400b HTPC case he used looks like a winner! That does sound interesting! A bit more expensive but with the dollar cheap as hell I will take teh price down a bit when orderin...
by akaidiot
Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

That basicly means that I can have both MCE 2005 and Meedio installed and use which ever after my liking!? They(M$) should sell it like a "Media Center Application" aswell as the whole Media Center OS, as it basically is an application, if I understand correctly.. Also, how is the support for non US...
by akaidiot
Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

Thanks! From now on MCE 2005 is a high contender! But can you run regular programs in MCE 2005? Because I was planning on running DC++ and Bit-torrent when I'm not using the HTPC. Is that possible? Can the MCE Remote be used with other PVR Software? Like meedio?(Or I'll just look that up myself..) I...
by akaidiot
Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

Porhaps I will be forced to do the mods mentioned in the linked review or porhaps I'll just be lazy and get a Reserator. A Reserator would make a mockery of the idea of such a case, no? And with regard to the mods by systemcooling on that case, I'd suggest trying to fit 80mm exhaust fans and geetin...
by akaidiot
Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

Ok.. This has developed into a quite interesting thread! Thanks bomba for that exhaustive post! I am now considering a Silverstone Lascala LC03V-Black With just a 80mm L1A@low volt as intake and the FSP350-60PN 120mm PSU and a VGA-Silencer as outtake.. As VGA-card I will have 9800 or 9600PRO/XT depe...
by akaidiot
Mon Nov 15, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

But Pentium M CPU's can be comparable to Athlon XP-M in many repects. Are the AMD CPU's worse(will not be able to handle..) at handling playback/recording then the pentium M? Also, if I buy a Abit NF7. I will of course change the active NB cooling with a passive HS.. Or do you have a tip of another ...
by akaidiot
Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

So.. I've been thinking.. Regarding software I'm probbably going to go with Meedio(myhtpc) or SageTV.. Or something else.. :roll: And I was thinking. Why not build one with basically the same power but alot cheaper: Silverstone LC-01, LC-03(black) or LC-04 Abit NF7-S AMD XP-M 2400+ Zalman AlCu ATI R...
by akaidiot
Sun Nov 14, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

First question what do you want to run for PVR software? You can run one of the linux PVRs like MythTV and Freevo. You can run BeyondTV with Windows (Windows + $70), or you can use Windows Media Center Edition, which costs just less than XP Pro, but has higher system requirements. I have found that...
by akaidiot
Sun Nov 14, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

Well.... Funny you should ask. I've planned out the almost perfect HTPC. The only problem for me is money. A new HTPC is low on the priority list of things I want to buy (right after new car and new Plasma TV). Anyways, the perfect setup to me is as follows: Silverstone LC-01 or LC-04 Aopen i855GME...
by akaidiot
Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13196

PVR/Htpc - QUIET!

What I have right now: 1x Samsung 160GB SATA NIDEC HD 1x FSP350-60PN ATX PSU What I am looking for: 1x Quite stylish looking quiet case(ATX PSU support!) 1x Mobo 1x CPU 1x TV-Card and/or/or not a GFX Card(Why do people have this also?) Tip on HTPC programs General tips and experiences from other DIY...
by akaidiot
Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:08 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: WC the NB with the other GWB1 block vertically/horisontally?
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

No, I did not ask if I'd mount the reserator sideways. That kind of makes it loose it's point doesn't it?

Rusty, thanks for the telling picture, just what I needed! That's what I'm going to do when my insanly price reduced reserator get's here!
by akaidiot
Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: WC the NB with the other GWB1 block vertically/horisontally?
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

WC the NB with the other GWB1 block vertically/horisontally?

I'm getting a DFI LP NF3 UT Motherboard and the reserator to cool my CPU, X800XT and possibly the NB with the other waterblock you get with the GWB1. Should I mount it vertically or horisontally? If mounted vertically I guess the water would flow by much quicker and cool less but then the water woul...
by akaidiot
Fri Sep 24, 2004 4:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Three Zens, One Reserator
Replies: 9
Views: 5691

So was it the reserator not being quiet enough or something else not being able to keep as quiet in the reserator setup? Did you have any fans in the reserator setup?
by akaidiot
Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom
Replies: 15
Views: 3683

So when will it be in the SPCR lab? Are you going to send a sample to MikeC?
by akaidiot
Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Three Zens, One Reserator
Replies: 9
Views: 5691

Why not reserator? And what happened to it?
by akaidiot
Sun Sep 19, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: If you own a Reserator write here! (Temp/CPU/GPU)
Replies: 17
Views: 6205

One thing that should be noted is that my Reserator is not fully stock. It's been modded with dual Sicca Micro pumps in series, so the flow rate is way beyond what a stock Reserator would be. (but it's just as quiet. :lol: ) I sent the stock pump to acaurora to replace his famously clanging unit. A...
by akaidiot
Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Removing Ahanix dBox fan controller(Help me Bluefront..)
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

Oki, but I'm not going to use the case, just the controller in my new BQE3700. I know it might seam as a waste, but it was just soo cheap! The temp-meter can be useful.. But I will probably just leave the fan at 2.8v and never touch it.. The only time I shutdown the computer is usually when I am IN ...
by akaidiot
Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Removing Ahanix dBox fan controller(Help me Bluefront..)
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

The case is ordered from listan.de for €34.41! I must say that I am more then satisfied with the price, with shipping included from Germany to Sweden!
by akaidiot
Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Removing Ahanix dBox fan controller(Help me Bluefront..)
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

Can you press the buttons quite easily directly on the card? Or do you need something narrower, like a pen? I recall you saying that it always gives the fan a 12V startup and then goes down? Porhaps not? Porhaps only to 4.5V and then manually down to 2.8V? Well it only resets to 4.5V when you power ...
by akaidiot
Sun Sep 05, 2004 4:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Removing Ahanix dBox fan controller(Help me Bluefront..)
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

http://www.imagelink.org/id4926.jpg Well the fan controller board is easily removable from the case, but the chrome buttons remain attached to that front blue panel. You could use the controller board by itself, but you'd just have bare micro-switches on a board to control your fans. The LED displa...