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by Mankey
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Gentle Typhoon Alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 2713

Gentle Typhoon Alternative?

Can't seem to find Gentle Typhoons in reasonable speeds/prices anywhere. Looking for something very quiet with good static pressure capabilities to push or pull air through pretty densely populated hot swap hard drive enclosure with no voltage or PWM control. (I could run a resistor in line, but I'd...
by Mankey
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Yes, that's what I'm hoping to do. That way I can retain the durable steel fasteners instead of switching to aluminum. The risk is that the parts could get scratched or damaged though. The actual surface finish is still a little up in the air. Bead blasting would be nice, but it's very expensive/ti...
by Mankey
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Well, summer is basically over, and it looks like I'm finally going to take the plunge and start trying out anodizing on my parts. I may even go with a Type III Hard Coat anodized finish, but have to confirm the brown-grey color it produces. Anodizing has a lower minimum fee per color, so I may be ...
by Mankey
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New Acoustics Test Lab for SPCR?
Replies: 1
Views: 2964

Re: New Acoustics Test Lab for SPCR?

So freaking jealous. That looks like a real sanctuary.
by Mankey
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FedEX damaged my ITX case, time for a new one
Replies: 20
Views: 8319

Re: FedEX damaged my ITX case, time for a new one

I took a look at removing them but I'm not sure how to go about it. Are they adhered with thermal pads or adhesive? Will I need to replace the heatsinks? They're usually adhesive of some sort. You definitely don't need to replace them. DDR3 consumes much less power than DDR2, and doesn't need the h...
by Mankey
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ASUS Maximus VI Impact: Enthusiast Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 6277

Re: ASUS Maximus VI Impact: Enthusiast Mini-ITX Motherboard

Lawrence - could you please check out my post - viewtopic.php?f=28&t=66873

I'm very curious as to if you encountered the same sort of behavior I did when testing the Asus board.
by Mankey
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus Z87I-DELUXE - Fan Xpert Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 5171

Re: Asus Z87I-DELUXE - Fan Xpert Issues

Update - exchanged some emails with Asus tech support. They're utterly worthless. Suggested reinstalling AI suite, then tried to have me RMA the board (at my shipping cost). I informed them that I had tried 2 identical boards and they both exhibited the same bad behavior. At this point, Asus went ra...
by Mankey
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus Z87I-DELUXE - Fan Xpert Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 5171

Re: Asus Z87I-DELUXE - Fan Xpert Issues

Have you tested other fans to see if its not a defective fan or even an incompatible fan. Have you checked if your Q-Fan is on Auto (PWM) and not in Advance (Voltage controlled)? Yes, tested other fans. Yes, verified that q-fan is set properly for the CPU fan. Chassis fans don't have that option. I...
by Mankey
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus Z87I-DELUXE - Fan Xpert Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 5171

Re: Asus Z87I-DELUXE - Fan Xpert Issues

I'm sure Abula will step in soon and fill you with glorious details on the idiosyncrasies of Fan Xpert. Here's some early feedback - the only true PWM control is on the CPU. The others...aren't. Do you have a voltage controlled fan you can try in that position? I did try a traditional fan in the no...
by Mankey
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus Z87I-DELUXE - Fan Xpert Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 5171

Asus Z87I-DELUXE - Fan Xpert Issues

I just built a Haswell box using the Z87I-DELUXE. I'm having several issues that I haven't run into in the past with Asus mobos. Other forums have been pretty much a dead end, so I'm trying here, as SCPR has always been a big proponent of AI Suite and Fan Xpert. I've tried 2 separate boards (love Am...
by Mankey
Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

jamese wrote:Not sure yet, but hopefully no more than $20.
Cool, not sure why another color other than white or black would cost so much more (not your fault, your powdercoater's I'm sure). My vote would be for bright blood red.
by Mankey
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

jamese wrote: Another question: I'm revisiting doing the finishing myself (powder coating most likely). Would anyone pay more for custom colours, or are people pretty content with black or white?!
That'd be cool - how much extra would it be?
by Mankey
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

I've been looking at a couple of options. One would be to change from a one piece bracket to a two piece bracket (imagine just the two sides of the current bracket). Do you really even need a 2 piece bracket? The metal seems pretty sturdy, and mounting the drives just on one side should be fine - s...
by Mankey
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

So, a regular quad core is feasible, if you limit the power consumption. You won't get your full 4-core turbo, but it comes close, and you can get your 1/2/3 core turbos plus overclocking. Awesome! Just curious - did you check the voltage of the separate lines via mobo software or whatever while lo...
by Mankey
Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

xan_user wrote:personally id think having the fan as intakes on the bottom would be the way to go. probably wouldn't even need a GPU fan.
I agree. GPU fans are also waaaay more annoying than CPU fans. Keeping those lower RPMs would be a better idea.
by Mankey
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

thanks for the link/info, but im still going try it (thinking maybe i should get a 4670T @45w). I'd bet it'd work with a 45watt TDP at the standard speeds. Just keep an eye on the sag when turbo gets engaged (may be hard to test - I'm thinking single threaded prime95 runs). Let us know how it goes!...
by Mankey
Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

xan_user wrote:Maybe a wide input pico with a higher voltage brick would help?
I believe that the wide input picos have even lower ratings than the pure 12v input ones.

http://www.logicsupply.com/products/pico120wi_25 - looks like 12v rail is 70 watts.
by Mankey
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

@ mankey i see no reason why a quad core (-especially an i5 haswell using on-chip GPU) could not by run off a pico. - its the next upgrade i want to make....and i swore off using ATX PSU's years ago... That's what I thought as well, as the Picos are advertised up to 160 watts. Most quad cores have ...
by Mankey
Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

The sleeving looks really good also. Have you considered running any of it behind the motherboard? Thanks! The pico input wires are really stiff, so I didn't want to run them behind the mobo and put a ton of stress on the termination points, that's why I went with a gentle bend up front, and approa...
by Mankey
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Got a budget Haswell build going into mine. I kept vacillating back and forth between something more high powered, but I decided against it, as the pico psu doesn't provide enough power for a quad. Here's a link to my in-progress album. http://imgur.com/a/91XcD I'll post up again once I have it up a...
by Mankey
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

I didn't quite get as good as results with them blowing in. I'll have to switch back, and test again. Interesting! Every time I've gone positive pressure with a heatsink in that close proximity, the results have been much better. I'm wondering if the bottom vent being smaller than the top, as well ...
by Mankey
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

jamese wrote:
Mankey wrote:Did you have the fans blowing in or out?
They're blowing out. I totally forgot to try having them blow in!
Yah, in an application like that, blowing in will work way better. Your load temps aren't that bad though. Could probably run the fans even slower.
by Mankey
Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

jamese wrote:Decided to try something similar to xan_user (but without the ducting), and run my Big Shuriken 2 without a fan, and 2x 80 mm case fans.
Did you have the fans blowing in or out?
by Mankey
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Do we know the maximum allowable heatsink height (without fan)?
by Mankey
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Looks good - Would you have happened to purchase that cooler recently? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

I bet if you had the two top fans blow downwards at it, you wouldn't even need that 120mm fan mounted.
by Mankey
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

I would say since you are limited to a low profile radeon 7750 as the fastest possible gpu you can put in there I would just totally skip the dedicated GPU option. Gaming on a 7750 is just not enough for a true gamer. Silent and high quality gaming and slim design does not exist currently. You can ...
by Mankey
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Looks great! Gimmie!
by Mankey
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Here's a couple. Unfortunately they prepped the surface like it was going to be painted, so there are light circular grind marks. I'm not sure how you feel about this, but I don't really feel good about selling you this one. Tooling marks are one thing, but the surfacing marks only needed to be the...
by Mankey
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Pricing will be $95 CAD (about $90 USD right now) for both the black and white powder coat versions. For being made in Canada, and in small quantities, I'm pretty happy with that. Not sure how others will feel though!? I'm hoping to be able to offer some kind of special, for those like you, who've ...
by Mankey
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 107026

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

jamese wrote:Parts are made, waiting on finishing now. I'll have some in Solar Black (matte), and Apollo White (gloss).
Awesome news - any word on pricing?