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by SZ
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to buy Intel CIR device - FPR-100?
Replies: 7
Views: 5668

Not me. I contacted their support, they promised to inform me when CIR is back in stock, they couldn't say when it will be...
by SZ
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to buy Intel CIR device - FPR-100?
Replies: 7
Views: 5668

Yesterday I found and ordered this kit

http://www.simerec.com/technicals.html

Actually all I needed from Intel CIR kit is reliable ON/OFF solution. Other IR commands can be handled by separated USB device. So I went for Simerec solution.
by SZ
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to buy Intel CIR device - FPR-100?
Replies: 7
Views: 5668

Where to buy Intel CIR device - FPR-100?

Hi, Does anybody know where I can buy this IR device for Intel boards? http://www.easy-cir.com/ The vendors list mentioned on that site is obsolete. I was able to find only two places which theoretically sell those devices. Versatek sells only in bulk: http://www.versatek.com/Spanish/products/ed-fpr...
by SZ
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: intermittent BSOD on boot
Replies: 7
Views: 1933

Could you try changing "Startup and recovery" settings in Vista so you could read the BSOD? Just uncheck automatic restart checkbox. "Startup and recovery" is in "Advanced system settings". There might be some information, like the driver causing the problem if that's some driver fault. Post the num...
by SZ
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How loud is Fortron SAGA+ 400P PSU?
Replies: 0
Views: 881

How loud is Fortron SAGA+ 400P PSU?

Hi, Does anybody owns this PSU? Ii'm intereseted how loud your version is. I'm I assembling PC for a friend, not really a silent PC. When I first turned it on at night yesterday, it was very loud in my opinion. All of my computers are really silent, all of them have fanless PSU, so I have nothing to...
by SZ
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Warranty & refurbished drives?
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

Warranty & refurbished drives?

Hi, Does anybody knows if any HDD manufacturer replaces the faulty HDD under warranty to a not refusrbished one? I've never thought about that until my 500GB Samsung drive started dying couple of weeks ago and I got the replacement. The replacement drive looked suspicious - no plastic box, no manufa...
by SZ
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: where can I find efficient brick to match with Pico Psu?
Replies: 5
Views: 2452

I've got Fortron NB-120 working with my PicoPSU 120W 12-25V, I guess you can get that anywhere. It's 19V though.
by SZ
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What's the ideal mobo and CPU for WHS
Replies: 41
Views: 11404

>Don't run Windows Home Server!
This affects you if you have more than one HDD.

My WHS runs perfectly on D201GLY2 with 1TB WD GreenPower drive for a few months already consuming about 30-35W
by SZ
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Zen400 Fanless PSU. Whiney at all?
Replies: 6
Views: 2157

Using ZEN 300 for 2-3 years and ZEN 400 for about a year, both are not whiney at all, the voltage is OK The 300 model is in HTPC build, it replaced the whiney fanless PSU from silentmaxx (very first model).
by SZ
Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: So what's a good home gigabit networking setup?
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

The same story here: D-Link DGL-4300 router (Wireless G + wired gigabit), D-Link DGS-1005D switch. Jumbo frames are not supported by the router though, other than that iI'm very happy with it. Game Fuel technology works great by the way.
by SZ
Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 258099

Can you post a photo of the board with the two NC-U6 heatsinks, please?
Here it is.
Haven't organized cables yet, going to add one more HDD....
by SZ
Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 258099

D201GLY2 does not fit into that Silverstone with the original CPU heatsink.
by SZ
Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 258099

I just pluged it in. It sits flush up against the USB connector but it fits ok.
Are you sure you've got 12-25V version? There is no way I could insert mine.
by SZ
Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 258099

Sorry, for the late reply, vacations... this is interesting. i read in the specs of the mobo it has a 10/100mbit lan-connection. is that fast enough for making backups with whs? Yes, it is, only the first backup was quite long. After adding gigabit NIC I don't see any performance improvements for th...
by SZ
Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctuas + PWM
Replies: 4
Views: 2122

You can power fans without PWM with bigNG. I've got one and use it this way.
by SZ
Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel D201GLY: cheap, low power mini-ITX
Replies: 183
Views: 154239

FYI: I was able to fit two Noctua NC-U6 instead of original CPU and NB heatsinks.
by SZ
Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 258099

If anybody interested then I've got D201GLY2 installed inside Antec NSK3480: - Windows Home Server installed - PSU is PicoPSU 120W 12-25V - AC-DC brick is Fortron 120W- - HDD is WD 1TB GreenPower, planning to add one more for data duplication, - no CD or DVD - CPU and NB heatsinks are replaced by No...
by SZ
Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 258099

Does anybody knows if Noctua NC-U6 can be fitted instead of CPU, northbridge or both heatsinks?

Noctua support answered "they think it's possible" but it didn't sound very confident.

The same question about Thermalright HR-05-SLI.
by SZ
Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 258099

Just installed my D201GLY2 (1.2GHz version) and WD 1TB GP HDD into Antec NSK-3480 case. Didn't installed anything yet, going to install WHS tomorrow. With all the case panels removed chipset heatsink become very hot almost immediatelly, couldn't keep my finger on it. CPU heatsink is just a bit coole...
by SZ
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 258099

Can you just connect picoPUS to an ATX extension cable?
by SZ
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 258099

Don't known about UK but the cheapest place I've found in Europe is www.mini-itx.de, D201GLY2 costs 64 euro there and delivery is cheap, although looks like the shop web page is down currently. 73 euro in http://www.mini-box.de/catalog/il/844 and they got eBay shop where it's cheaper. 55 euro here i...
by SZ
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: low profile case for D201GLY2 mobo?
Replies: 2
Views: 2350

Don't forget about mobo fastening.
I wrote e-mail to Silverstone support, no answer yet.
by SZ
Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: low profile case for D201GLY2 mobo?
Replies: 2
Views: 2350

low profile case for D201GLY2 mobo?

Hello,
I'm looking for a low profile case for D201GLY2 mobo and 2 x 3.5" HDDs.
D201GLY2 height is around 46-47mm including heatsink. As far as I understand it does not fit into Silverstone LC19 - it's internal height is 50mm.
So does anybody know if such a case exists?

thanks!
by SZ
Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How can i optain a reasonably priced PICO psu?
Replies: 10
Views: 3096

UK eBay shows some e-shop that ships worldwide

http://search.ebay.co.uk/search/search. ... le=picopsu
by SZ
Sat Sep 15, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 520 fan swap or replacement?
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

The problem is resolved - ordered Fortron Zen 400W, as soon as Zen arrives I'll exchange Corsair to a new one and sell it.
Anyone in Estonia wants it? What are the chances... :)
by SZ
Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 520 fan swap or replacement?
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

Thanks, I've read that. The question is: Did anybody actually disconnect the fan from Corsair PSU? I'm worried about some PSU protection logic, like - if there is no fan connected, then PSU does not start. Is it plain stupid? :)
by SZ
Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 520 fan swap or replacement?
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

Corsair 520 fan swap or replacement?

Hello, I know that there are a lot of topics regarding the Corsair fan noise, I think I've read all of them but still cannot decide what to do. The problem is that the fan in my Corsair 520 PSU recently became the loudest part, the fan started producing irregular noise. It's not even one year old ye...
by SZ
Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: MB D975XBX2: 4 to 8-pin adapter question
Replies: 2
Views: 1584

MB D975XBX2: 4 to 8-pin adapter question

Hello, Going to upgrade computer to D975XBX2, CPU E6600, NVIDIA 7600GT. The current PSU is Nexus 350W, 16A on 12V. I think this should be enough for my system but I want to confirm that it's safe to use 4 to 8-pin PSU adapter for that MB. It has 8-pin 12V connector, manual says that you should use P...
by SZ
Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: upgrading to D975XBX2: 4 to 8-pin adapter question
Replies: 0
Views: 1014

upgrading to D975XBX2: 4 to 8-pin adapter question

Hello, Going to upgrade computer to D975XBX2, CPU E6600, NVIDIA 7600GT. The current PSU is Nexus 350W, 16A on 12V. I think this should be enough for my system but I want to confirm that it's safe to use 4 to 8-pin PSU adapter for that MB. It has 8-pin 12V connector, manual says that you should use P...
by SZ
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Plextor 755SA: problem reading DVD video at 2x
Replies: 1
Views: 1447

Plextor 755SA: problem reading DVD video at 2x

I've just bought this drive because it's got SATA and can read DVD disks at 2x quietly. Well it can and it's as quiet as my 5 years old Panasonic DVD player or even quieter, hard to say, but this is true only when reading some of my disks. While reading other disks there is a noise coming out of a d...