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by Pigpen
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?
Replies: 16
Views: 18672

Re: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?

For specs you might find something in EIA/TIA under 8P8C. Look at a pre-made patch cord to get an idea of where the pins should be compressed to. Poorly made tools will sometimes over shoot the depth and cause the pins to lean to the side or will not compress enough resulting in no connection being ...
by Pigpen
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Kublai KL05 Budget ATX Case
Replies: 5
Views: 4242

Re: SilverStone Kublai KL05 Budget ATX Case

The interior of this case looks very much like the Corsair Spec-02 I just used in a build.
The Corsair's side panels are bubbled outward to provide additional space for cable routing and for heat sink clearance.
Got it on a sale at Microcenter for $20 less also.
by Pigpen
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: A Windows system with idle power ~ 10 watt?
Replies: 26
Views: 26667

Re: A Windows system with idle power ~ 10 watt?

I just picked up an HP 110-023w this is a tower with a Intel G2020T 8gb ram (single stick) and 1TB drive. It uses a MATX style motherboard but is oddly sized and utilizes an external power brick. This is the Walmart package with monitor. I bought this to replace an old P4 for a family member, and fo...
by Pigpen
Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Rackmount PC Build
Replies: 19
Views: 9574

Re: Silent Rackmount PC Build

Having the fans in the front puts the main source of noise in the front and does not cool the drives with the divider in place.
Perhaps modeling it after this
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article591-page1.html
would move the noise source and cool the drives better.
by Pigpen
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quiet Attic fan
Replies: 1
Views: 1893

Re: Quiet Attic fan

Finding a quiet one is unlikely as noise probably does not factor into the design of these things. Another thing to consider is the plywood decking resonates considerably. Are you willing to go to extreme measures to sample various fans, isolating mounts etc? I can give you a bit of insight from per...
by Pigpen
Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Replacing intel I3 Stock cooler but with what ? for HTPC
Replies: 14
Views: 2702

Re: Replacing intel I3 Stock cooler but with what ? for HTPC

Keep in mind that most htpc's are on the other side of the room 10-15' away, so silence is not necessary. Quiet is ok. You will not hear it across the room especially with audio playing. No real need to spend the big money on top end heatsinks and fans. In my Antec case the stock tri cool fans at 5v...
by Pigpen
Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: "In Forums" new look has negative effect on viewing habits
Replies: 13
Views: 11843

Re: "In Forums" new look has negative effect on viewing habi

Same here, the "In Forums" listing has lost its purpose for me also. Instead of listing the active threads and drawing me in there is multiple listings for the same thread. If said thread does not interest me then I tend to move on, only looking through the forums on occasion. Can this be altered to...
by Pigpen
Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: north bridge heatsinks: any experience with these?
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Re: north bridge heatsinks: any experience with these?

In the past I have been known to put the NB cooler on the SB and upgrade the NB with an aftermarket one.
The stock ones always seemed a little undersized. Be watchful of your upgrade blocking pci slots.
by Pigpen
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Smart TV will kill HTPCs
Replies: 12
Views: 5441

While I am inclined to agree in principle, reality is that this will not happen for a number of years. I purchased a PS3 for the Blu-ray and media center functions. All in one solution right? Then Netflix was locked out unless you used The Disk. Other devices that I have looked into will not run Hul...
by Pigpen
Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Spare parts WHS build
Replies: 0
Views: 2393

Spare parts WHS build

As I am putting it together my first thought was to have a laptop drive for the OS and a GP 1T for the data, but something came to mind about WHS not liking this arrangement. Can this be done so that I can spin down the big drive for power saving reasons, or should I just install WHS on the WD drive...
by Pigpen
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: How to disable Mobsync.exe on window vista?
Replies: 1
Views: 2495

Google found this,
howtogeek.com/howto/8668/what-is-mobsync.exe-and-why-is-it-running/

At the bottom it talks about Vista and W7.
by Pigpen
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: anyone have a dead 120mm fan psu to donate?
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

What was the outcome of this?
Reason I ask is I just ordered one off the Bay for my WHS build.
by Pigpen
Sat May 02, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Building Battery PS - problem with ATX power sequencing...
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Power sequencing? Not sure what you are trying to do here, but if your goal is to "power my computer motherboard (Gigabyte) with a battery power supply" then a Pico PSU might be what you are looking for.
by Pigpen
Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best airflow for my sugo2 case / nt06 heatsink?
Replies: 22
Views: 4860

leiff, There are a couple things that I have noticed here with this case. 1) This case has a major oversight in the fan mount department. The holes are too small, they protrude into the airflow about a 1/4" all the way around and essentially stop all the airflow. I picked up a handfull of Scythe Kam...
by Pigpen
Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I fixed the HDD humming noise on my Sonata!
Replies: 2
Views: 1433

Thanks for the laugh.
by Pigpen
Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for reasonably quiet 92mm 2500 RPM fan
Replies: 31
Views: 9589

Perhaps you could approach it from a different angle.
You are insistant on a 2500rpm fan, but rpm is not really your goal. CFM is.
What CFM was the original fan? The Panaflo?
This might give you more options in regards to possible candidates.
by Pigpen
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best airflow for my sugo2 case / nt06 heatsink?
Replies: 22
Views: 4860

I was hoping that there would be some response to this when I saw it as I picked one of these up yesterday. The lack of interest is understandable being that this case is not exactly a good place to start for a quiet system. With the open air design any possible noise generated will escape so compon...
by Pigpen
Sun Jul 02, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What uATX mobo for a HTPC build?
Replies: 25
Views: 9833

I just picked up a MSI K8NGM2-FID for my build. Has virtually everything.
by Pigpen
Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I’m looking for feedback on NVidia 6150 based motherboards
Replies: 41
Views: 19316

Just got my FID board yesterday and was looking at those heatsinks, my thought was to put a NB47j next to the cpu (it seems to get the hottest) and to put the silver one where the black one is. This way they both get upgraded.
Now if I can only remember where that 47j went to.
by Pigpen
Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 TDP Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 69979

3500+,939,DH8-E6,53c,32.4w,venice.
3700+,939,JH9-E6,63c,61.8w,toledo.

Ditched that 3700, looks like i'll be hanging on to the P4-2.0Ghz for awhile longer.
by Pigpen
Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Chip choice dilemma.
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

UPDATE: I was able to hang on to the chips until my mobo came in. Lucky for me as I was just going to use the 3700, which would have been a major mistake. The board came in and I had all of about five minutes to check them with Tcase here are the results. The 3700 from a newer shipment was a Toledo ...
by Pigpen
Sun May 21, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Chip choice dilemma.
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Tcase is not an option at this point, dont have a 939 mobo yet. TDP threads seem to show different chips all over the place but within a similar window. The cost is not really a concern as much as the function is. The tasks are to be primarily a tivo type unit along with the other HTPC functions abl...
by Pigpen
Sun May 21, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Chip choice dilemma.
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Chip choice dilemma.

Two A64's one is a 3500 and the other is a 3700, I can only keep one of the two. My plan is for htpc use. I looked them up at amd's website and found alot of specs but nothing that made any sense to me, so could someone translate the techno jargon into something useable. Please. The #'s on the chips...
by Pigpen
Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Turning off a hard drive?
Replies: 15
Views: 3868

Use an external USB box....... The only downside is that when it is on, they tend to be a bit louder than when mounted in a case.
by Pigpen
Sat Nov 27, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Undervolting p4?
Replies: 1
Views: 896

Yes they can be undervolted, but....... (here comes the long winded part) I don't believe you will get it cool enough to turn off the fans. I recently tried to upgrade to a gigabyte 875 chipset board from and intel 845 board and the thing ran my 2.0 at 2019 mhz instead of the 1997 mhz that the intel...
by Pigpen
Sun Oct 31, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silencer <> Tornado?
Replies: 10
Views: 2852

maxxy, you also want to take the layout or design of your setup into consideration. In my sonata it seemed resonable that the silencer would be a better choice for the reasons that sthayashi pointed out. The Sonata has those holes in the side panels which would feed the PS better than pulling hot ai...
by Pigpen
Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: a64 psu advice
Replies: 13
Views: 6494

Hey Steve, your post seems a little vague perhaps adding a few more details will get someone to jump in here. Things like how many optical drives you are using, # of HD's, $500 video card with 10 power connectors, etc... See where I am going with this. I dont know a whole lot about the PS loading is...
by Pigpen
Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Safely mounting a really heavy heatsink.....pics.
Replies: 7
Views: 2273

Excellent idea there, Bluefront.
Getting out the ole tap and die set to put four more mounting studs on the mobo tray never crossed my mind, but you can bet it will be considered for the next build. :wink:
by Pigpen
Sun Sep 26, 2004 9:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Newbie - Introducing and describing system
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

hi Greg, one more thing I thought i would mention in addition to Ralf's post is the Sonatas tend to resonate around the drive cages (at least mine did) which would add to your problem. My Samsung SP0802N did'nt whine but you could hear the seek noises (light thunking sound). During a mobo change I l...
by Pigpen
Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TruePower 430W PSU Heat Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

I would have to agree with you that the reboots are probably related. The "upgrade" added a fan controller to your system (assuming you used the fan only connector) which would drop your fan speeds and CFM. The three prong connector (with only one wire) is for monitoring of the PSU fan speed only an...