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by Lucien
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need advice for a compact mATX case
Replies: 7
Views: 3692

Re: Need advice for a compact mATX case

Where are you from? South-east Asia... But, why would that matter? Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll definitely take a look at the Silencio 352, looks to be on par with the Core 1300 & 1500 sizewise. Will also take a closer look at the TJ08-E. I really don't like a bottom mounted PSU though beca...
by Lucien
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need advice for a compact mATX case
Replies: 7
Views: 3692

Need advice for a compact mATX case

I need some help in looking for a compact mATX case. Looking around it seems like there's not all that much in the way of good options. The mini P280 never made it to market, and while Fractal has some nice cases in the Define range, they're all massive. Their mATX Define mini rivals my old ATX Ante...
by Lucien
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade fail, could use some advice...
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Upgrade fail, could use some advice...

Silverstone also sells the PS07, which is the TJ08-E with a different (uglier) front panel and 2x 120mm fans in the front instead of the 180mm. There are quite a few alternative 180mm fans as well, some 200mm fans with 180mm mounting holes might also fit. There is no reliable information as to how ...
by Lucien
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade fail, could use some advice...
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Upgrade fail, could use some advice...

I know you said you didn't want to cut up the drive cage, but... It sounds like you were thinking about removing the entire drive cage when cutting just a tiny portion might make the card fit. See here: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=155312 The Asus card is 10 and 5/8 inches, and the G...
by Lucien
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade fail, could use some advice...
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Upgrade fail, could use some advice...

I have an SG03 and it can be very quiet. What I would be wary of is HDD vibration. I soft mounted but still HDD noise dominates my system. Cooling wise it's amazing for the graphics card, not so amazing but workable for the CPU. I use a Scythe Zipand arranged without a fan so it really just atkes a...
by Lucien
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade fail, could use some advice...
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Upgrade fail, could use some advice...

I was planning to do a major upgrade of my desktop, but I've run into a snag. The Asus GTX 660 Ti I bought doesn't fit in my Antec Solo. The fixed drive cage prevents the card from being installed. I've looked at drilling out the rivets and taking out the drive cage, but it appears to play a major r...
by Lucien
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec shows P280 Mini at Computex!
Replies: 15
Views: 11442

Re: Antec shows P280 Mini at Computex!

I'm wondering if anyone has heard anything more about this case... Does look interesting - most cases on the market nowadays seem huge!
by Lucien
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Top vs. bottom mount and which way up?
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

Top vs. bottom mount and which way up?

I find myself in the position of having to consider a new casing, and looking at current designs, it seems bottom mounted PSUs are now quite popular. Most other places on the web cover top vs bottom mounting as a cooling issue, but I'm curious as to where the SPCR crowd stands on the issue from the ...
by Lucien
Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Major upgrade, need heatsink advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 4091

Re: Major upgrade, need heatsink advice.

As a matter of fact I do happen to have a Dremel... Removing the drive cage is something I'm already thinking about. Looks like it's held in place by rivets, so I can drill the heads out. Or rather use a tungsten carbide/HSS bit to core it out. If I'm careful that should come out without damage (and...
by Lucien
Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Major upgrade, need heatsink advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 4091

Re: Major upgrade, need heatsink advice.

Asus/Asrock and a 775 adapter for my SI-120: I did consider the Asrock boards, the fast boot-up time would be nice to have. But selection of boards over here is limited, and the price differential might not be as good as it is elsewhere. Right now the Asrock website isn't loading for me, so I can't ...
by Lucien
Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Major upgrade, need heatsink advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 4091

Re: Major upgrade, need heatsink advice.

What makes you think that an existing, well tested PSU which has served you well for many years is suddenly going to become a component killer? That simply doesn't happen. If anything I'd be more worried about a new, untested unit, that's only had limited burn in testing in the factory on the other...
by Lucien
Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Major upgrade, need heatsink advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 4091

Re: Major upgrade, need heatsink advice.

I'm pretty sure that the Asus 660 Ti doesn't fit in an Antec Solo without modification. I had looked into that in the past for myself. Asus card = 10.7" long. Solo max GPU length ~10" That sound you hear is my head hitting the desk. Hard. Unfortunately I already ordered the card, and I should have ...
by Lucien
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Major upgrade, need heatsink advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 4091

Major upgrade, need heatsink advice.

After 5+ years of service, it's time to upgrade my daily driver. Nowadays I use it a lot for the web and e-mail, but I do game a reasonable amount and the current config feels underpowered. So I'm planning to go from this: CPU: Intel E6550 Motherboard: P35-DS3R Heatsink: Thermalright SI-120 + Noctua...
by Lucien
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-L9 - 37mm low profile cooler
Replies: 13
Views: 6260

Re: Noctua NH-L9 - 37mm low profile cooler

Short version: 37mm cooler for 65 Watt CPUs which does not overhang RAM modules or the PCI-E slot on mini-itx boards. Press release Product page AMD version Product page Intel version --- I'm excited about having 3mm more compared to the Kozuti for my planned mini-itx build. This brings me closer t...
by Lucien
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic website listing Platinum 520w, 660w and 760w PSUs
Replies: 25
Views: 16626

Re: Seasonic website listing Platinum 520w, 660w and 760w PS

I really wish they'd offer a “Hybrid Silent Fan Control” equipped model in a lower wattage. It's nice that they're offering fanless models from 400 to 520 W, but having that fan setup would give me peace of mind. I frequently see ambient temperatures here over 30 °C. Slightly OT, but would it even b...
by Lucien
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent M350 Chassis with an Intel i3 (or i5). Possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 3957

Re: Silent M350 Chassis with an Intel i3 (or i5). Possible?

Welcome to SPCR! i have been running an intel e5300 (65w) dual core in that case with only the stock fan set on low for a few years now without any issue. and that was a with a WD 250GB HDD inside the case, and not ssd. ( i have since upgraded to a half height ssd that fits inside the front bezel) ...
by Lucien
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus, MSI, Gigabyte - Advice and experiences?
Replies: 7
Views: 4927

Re: Asus, MSI, Gigabyte - Advice and experiences?

The MSI card (N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC) was my next choice, until I learned about its "dust removal technology". Apparently, when it first powers up, it runs its fans in reverse at 100% (which is quite loud) for at least 30 seconds. I thought at first that I would be okay with this, but when I considered...
by Lucien
Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X-560 overkill
Replies: 9
Views: 3740

Re: Seasonic X-560 overkill

That sounds like a good idea, thanks!
by Lucien
Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus, MSI, Gigabyte - Advice and experiences?
Replies: 7
Views: 4927

Asus, MSI, Gigabyte - Advice and experiences?

I'm planning an upgrade/new system for gaming and could use some advice on the graphics card. The factors I'm keeping in mind for this are: reliability, noise level and cost. Looking around I think what I want is a GTX 660 or 660 Ti, and have narrowed it down to Asus and MSI. Gigabyte was a contende...
by Lucien
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X-560 overkill
Replies: 9
Views: 3740

Re: Seasonic X-560 overkill

Sorry to hijack this thread, but I'm in a similar situation. (I can start a new thread if that's preferred.) I currently have a Corsair VX450 powering a E6550 and a passive 9500GT. I'm looking at upgrading to an i5-3570 and a GTX 660 or GTX 660 Ti. My PSU is 5 years old, and I'm wondering if I shoul...
by Lucien
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?
Replies: 17
Views: 6952

Re: FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?

The Aurum is not anything like the Everest. But at least some of the Listan (Be Quiet brand) E9 range are based on the FSP Aurum Gold platform including the 680w model, see http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=269 . Interesting read. Thanks. The Antec Earthwatts Platin...
by Lucien
Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?
Replies: 17
Views: 6952

Re: FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?

[quote="erikerik"I don't hear any coil buzz from my Aurums. My system doesn't exceed 180 watts when fully loaded so I haven't had a chance to study the fan behavior. Even at 180w I only hear a very faint movement of air.[/quote] Thanks again. I figure my system will also run at low power, 65 W TDP C...
by Lucien
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?
Replies: 17
Views: 6952

Re: FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?

Since you are set on the Q25, checking newegg reviews of the LIAN LI PC-Q25B Black / Silver Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case , you can search inside, one uses the SILVERSTONE Strider Plus ST50F-P 500W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply , dimensions ...
by Lucien
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?
Replies: 17
Views: 6952

Re: FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?

I think I should probably have added in more information about my plans :oops: - I was looking at a PC-Q25 chassis to house a low end NAS for home use. So something efficient would be nice to have, but I think quietness is a bit more important as I can be quite sensitive to noise. Also, the idea is ...
by Lucien
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?
Replies: 17
Views: 6952

Re: FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?

Thanks. Seems to be little info about it on the web. Maybe because it is a low power unit and 650+ W seem to be popular among enthusiasts... Trouble is I'm looking for a PSU for a Lian-Li PC-Q25. From what I've read, a 160 mm long modular PSU won't fit in there. Also, seems PSUs are either non-modul...
by Lucien
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18917

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

Yeah, this is a vexing issue for people who are only building a few servers. The only reliable test I've heard about involves shorting pins on a DIMM. Or you could use a marginal ECC RAM stick which regularly produces errors... if you had one. That however does not tell you about CPU cache. Do you ...
by Lucien
Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My impossible build-small, quiet, low power, cheap, powerful
Replies: 19
Views: 4813

Re: My impossible build-small, quiet, low power, cheap, powe

It's good to get all this information together. :) Certainly helpful given how scarce info on "low end" parts is on the web.

Some other news, I read somewhere that Intel is ending (ended?) orders for the G620 and G620T this month. The article attributed this to the G630 and G630T.
by Lucien
Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?
Replies: 17
Views: 6952

FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?

Hi all, I'm looking at building a low end NAS, and I'm considering the FSP Aurum Gold 400 as a PSU. It's compact (important for the case I'm aiming for), seems to have decent efficiency, and would cost me about half of what a Seasonic X400 or X560 would.. The only thing I'm concerned about is the no...
by Lucien
Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18917

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

Sorry to bump up this thread as well. It'd be nice if you had documentation or proof for the ECC support of the consumer dual-cores. That they take ECC RAM doesn't mean the controller makes use of it. Agreed. I saw things like this , and then questioned specifically whether i3 + ecc memory would sim...
by Lucien
Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My impossible build-small, quiet, low power, cheap, powerful
Replies: 19
Views: 4813

Re: My impossible build-small, quiet, low power, cheap, powe

The non-T G620 may also come with the low-profile cooler actually. I don't know but it's what someone said if I recall correctly. Maybe all the Pentiums and Celerons have the low-profile cooler. I recently bought a G620 (non-T) for a project, it doesn't come with the M350-friendly low-profile coole...