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by jamesavery22
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTS: HTPC custom Al case, single fan, QUIET
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

Bump. Been too busy to list on ebay. Any offers?
by jamesavery22
Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTS: HTPC custom Al case, single fan, QUIET
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

bump
by jamesavery22
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTS: HTPC custom Al case, single fan, QUIET
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

bump
by jamesavery22
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTS: HTPC custom Al case, single fan, QUIET
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

Bump
by jamesavery22
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTS: HTPC custom Al case, single fan, QUIET
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

WTS: HTPC custom Al case, single fan, QUIET

This was my HTPC. Ran Vista Ultimate. Was in my bedroom so it had to be very quiet. Whats included: 1. Case w/ Matrix Orbital MX5 & 120 Yate Loon 2. PW-200-V 3. Dell DA-2/Delta ADP-220AB 4. Core Duo T2400 5. Asus N4L-VM 6. KVR667D2/1GR 7. 7900GS 8. Cat’s Eye 150 tuner card 9. Travelstar 7k200 80GB...
by jamesavery22
Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 85563

Mobile chips will always consume less. Im one of those "its never enough" people so I'll always be interested in motd solutions.

That being said my next setup will probably be the dg45fc & a e7200. There just aren't any new motd solutions out.
by jamesavery22
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian Li PC-05 + 4xD12SL's + External H2O cooling
Replies: 0
Views: 1631

Lian Li PC-05 + 4xD12SL's + External H2O cooling

The watercooling system has been recycled from a few systems. Its a hydronic heater element, 2 DDC-2+, and lots of 1/2" ID tubing. The case was really a rushed project. Had to RMA my mobo so while that was in the mail I decided to replace my case. Only mods I did were the cuts in the top for the top...
by jamesavery22
Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 85563

Bump...

Anyone seen any socket-P 965 boards from the big names yet?
by jamesavery22
Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Single fan mATX HTPC. Custom Aluminum case.
Replies: 18
Views: 11988

Thanks Moogles :)
by jamesavery22
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: D201gly2 FANLESS Mini Alu PC
Replies: 3
Views: 4742

Invest in a hacksaw and some sandpaper. Hack up the bigger heatsink and mount it properly :) Even if it works fine the way it is, for the love of all that is holy within SPCR, make that cleaner :)
by jamesavery22
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Single fan mATX HTPC. Custom Aluminum case.
Replies: 18
Views: 11988

I'm a little confused by your airflow. So the fan blows out of the case right? And the intake is on the back of the motherboard? So the airflow really doesn't flow past the CPU heasink. Would you get better temps and slower fan speeds by reversing the fan to blow directly on the heatsink? Probably ...
by jamesavery22
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Single fan mATX HTPC. Custom Aluminum case.
Replies: 18
Views: 11988

New pics :)
by jamesavery22
Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Turn One PC into Two w/free virtualization software
Replies: 25
Views: 35180

VMWare saved my butt a few times when I had to do some random C++ dev. Installing Ubuntu on VMWare and getting all the required libs isnt very fun. Once you have a VMWare instance done you can just bring that file to any computer and run the VMWare player which is very handy. Easier than hacking the...
by jamesavery22
Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cheapest place to purchase Commell boards from?
Replies: 0
Views: 1039

Cheapest place to purchase Commell boards from?

I've been infatuated with Commell's LS-372. Found out Global American relabels them and sells them in the US:
Global American 3307820

They want $342.14 for the board. BWI wants a little more for the Commell version. Are there any better avenues?
by jamesavery22
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Socket P, Mini-ITX, PCI-e 16x, Socket 478 Heatsink Retension
Replies: 5
Views: 3168

I think Im love drunk on that SBC board. Thinking about making a ultra small HTPC around it. Use a USB tuner & DVD drive to keep the case small. Maybe to 150 x 110 x 70mm
by jamesavery22
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-review of Asus N4L-VM DH
Replies: 67
Views: 39178

Thanks for chiming in Benito, I've never tried using 2GB on my board. All the people who have posted on Asus' community forum for this motherboard have tried and had problems though. If you guys know the stick info and bios info that you're using it'd be nice if you posted over there :) Im sure it w...
by jamesavery22
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ars: Intel's low-cost "Diamondville" CPU
Replies: 6
Views: 4330

Very true. Once you get to UMPC and below there really isn't any real standards or form factors for obvious reasons.
Is this the processor that was going to be used in that bigger version of an iPhone? Can't even remember who that was, Intel? MS?
by jamesavery22
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Socket P, Mini-ITX, PCI-e 16x, Socket 478 Heatsink Retension
Replies: 5
Views: 3168

This is definitely mobo pron: http://www.commell.com.tw/Product/SBC/LS-372.HTM almost nano-itx. HDMI and TOSlink. Power in is just 12v. That plus a T7300 , a 7k200, and a 12v brick would be very sweet. Commell's ITX board: http://www.commell.com.tw/Product/SBC/LV-679.HTM Has a DVI port but its just ...
by jamesavery22
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-review of Asus N4L-VM DH
Replies: 67
Views: 39178

:) Nice old thread.
My board is still running 24/7. I never messed with trying to get 2GB working. I kept an eye on the Asus support forum thread, still looks like no one(at least those who report back) can get 2GB working even with all the new Bios updates. Sort of sad.
by jamesavery22
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ars: Intel's low-cost "Diamondville" CPU
Replies: 6
Views: 4330

These are aimed at devices that are between a pocketpc and a laptop in terms of performance, correct? So not being able to run Windows is sort of a given :)
by jamesavery22
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Socket P, Mini-ITX, PCI-e 16x, Socket 478 Heatsink Retension
Replies: 5
Views: 3168

Some more ITX pron :D http://www.logicsupply.com/products/ms_9803 http://www.logicsupply.com/products/i965gmt_la Nothing too special. Second one does have a built-in DC-DC setup just like the previous AOpen models. It uses SODimms though. The MSI, like the Axiomtek, not really focused at HTPC's. No ...
by jamesavery22
Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ars: Intel's low-cost "Diamondville" CPU
Replies: 6
Views: 4330

Very nice. 1/2 watt for chipsets. Wonder how Silverthorne will be in terms of performance. Also a little surprised that Intel is focusing on UMPC's so much. Such a niche market. My conspiracy theory gears spin and make me think that maybe Intel makes these "UMPC friendly" platforms and CPUs because ...
by jamesavery22
Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel CPU for HD-capable HTPC?
Replies: 11
Views: 5976

In all honesty I never did the research that I should have on whats actually required for 1080p. There is obviously some lower limit that you cant go below in order to have smooth playback. I'm guessing that limit is right above where the new D201GLY2 is: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article780-pag...
by jamesavery22
Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel CPU for HD-capable HTPC?
Replies: 11
Views: 5976

I'm running a n4l-vm(945GM), a T2400(1.8hz CD), 7900gs(nvidia started putting HD accerlation in the 8 series), and 1GB ddr2 and I can play 1080p content with no problems. Well minus PowerDVD version problems :) Neither core is maxed and I still have a few hundred megs of ram free during playback. Yo...
by jamesavery22
Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Socket P, Mini-ITX, PCI-e 16x, Socket 478 Heatsink Retension
Replies: 5
Views: 3168

I do have a sweet spot for ITX boards. This sort of looks like a step sideways from whats currently available though. Other than supporting the newest c2d mobile chips I don't see anything worth writing about. No DVI. sure it has LVDS plugs but I doubt any individual will be able to get their hands ...
by jamesavery22
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-B25B vs Antec P182
Replies: 7
Views: 5725

Cool beans. I'm considering a mod for mine (either a sidepanel or top fan). Cooling is surprisingly good at stock, but adding more fans is good. 2 fans with cfm matching a single fan are more quiet, right (all other things equal)? I see that the antec 900's top 200mm fan is available for purchase s...
by jamesavery22
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-B25B vs Antec P182
Replies: 7
Views: 5725

I do like the completely unconventional design of the A05 :) it being so small is a big attraction. The only turn-off I had was that I questioned its cooling ability. That mod he did for the top two 120 exhausts(simple & easy solution) makes me think my worries were unwarranted. Thanks for linking t...
by jamesavery22
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-B25B vs Antec P182
Replies: 7
Views: 5725

I've been looking to upgrade my old PC-60 for sometime now. I have yet to find a case that fits all my needs. I've been contemplating just hacking the crap out of my old case or buying a new one. I don't have much real drive to do this. Just bored :) I saw the B25 on Lian Li's page and it definitely...
by jamesavery22
Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboards that have core2duo mobile processor support
Replies: 25
Views: 10147

Surprised that no one has mentioned the Asus N4L-VM DH. There were only a hand-full of 945GM based mobos produced when the chipsets were first available. Most of said boards played on the whole ViiV thing. I still don't even know what the hell that thing is... Anyways, mobile on desktop boards will ...
by jamesavery22
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: where to buy a 1U PCI-E x16 riser card
Replies: 8
Views: 4132

Thanks klankyman, Unfortunately I'm in the US, shipping on that thing would kill cost. That Commell PCIE-2PR and the GH-PELX16-C7 are exactly what I'm looking for though. Just have to find a cheap source in the States :) (probably not going to happen) pipperoni, do you know of any X16 right facing r...