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by chero
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-itx case project
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

Re: Mini-itx case project

Have to increase the length - the PicoPSU cables interfere with the HDD. Wish they went up instead of outwards.
by chero
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-itx case project
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

Re: Mini-itx case project

Here's some pics of a *rough* prototype. I'm still thinking about doing a variation without a case fan. With the case fan blowing into the case, the front vent acts as my own personal fan! :)
by chero
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-itx case project
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

Re: Mini-itx case project

That is the whole idea. In fact I think you should start with the motherboard and a top down cooler... then build the case around that. I think there is something to be said for using a top down cooler with two fans... and no case fan. That means even if one fan fails you still have cooling. That's...
by chero
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-itx case project
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

Re: Mini-itx case project

Thanks for the links, both very nice products. Don't know if mine will look quite that nice ;) I'm planning on starting with 0.8 mm galvanized steel and paint it. Aluminum would be nice... hmmm... Do you think using something like that low profile Noctua would make a case fan unnecessary? That's one...
by chero
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-itx case project
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

Mini-itx case project

Attached is a first draft of a minimalist case I've been wanting to do for a long time. It's designed based on my own requirements, so it may be a little simple for most people. The top cutout is for a 140 mm fan, which could be mounted either way (and will probably be changing to a circle cutout). ...
by chero
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Piezo power switch
Replies: 1
Views: 967

Piezo power switch

Has anyone ever used a Piezo switch as a computer power switch? Good idea/bad idea? Would there be any problem when you need to hold down for x many seconds to power off?

http://www.barantec.com/products/piezo-switches
by chero
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What style top vent on my custom case?
Replies: 6
Views: 2252

Re: What style top vent on my custom case?

The top vent could be considered a side vent depending on how you orient the case (horizontal - top vent, vertical/upright - side vent) :) Not sure if that counts?
by chero
Thu May 24, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What style top vent on my custom case?
Replies: 6
Views: 2252

Re: What style top vent on my custom case?

That was a pretty good article, thanks. I appreciate the suggestions. Seems like I can't go wrong with the wire fan guard, and the honeycomb vent doesn't seem too bad either.
by chero
Wed May 23, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What style top vent on my custom case?
Replies: 6
Views: 2252

What style top vent on my custom case?

I'm making a custom case for my mini-itx board, and I've been trying to decide what style of vent to use on the top for a large fan. The two options I've been toying with are either an open cutout with a typical fan grill/guard, OR make the typical hex grille cutouts. Any thoughts? Do I have to worr...
by chero
Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New concept for smal footprint HTPC system
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: New concept for smal footprint HTPC system

I love your concept! Sometimes you only need the streaming unit (this houses the motherboard right?), depending on the application (i.e. work/development) or room in the house. How will the modules/units be connected? For example, are you forced to stack them vertically, or if connected by cable can...
by chero
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Too Much for Antec ISK 300?
Replies: 33
Views: 14240

I agree, it looks nicer to me also... cleaner, simpler. Also, note the vent locations have changed on the ISK 310-150. They're all on the one corner. And the vent is larger.

http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjI0MA==
by chero
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec ISK300 and components $250 shipped
Replies: 4
Views: 1860

No problems at all. I'm currently using it at work. The 5400 rpm drive seems like the bottleneck in the build. I do however like how quiet and cool the 5400 rpm drive runs. I would like to try a 7200 rpm drive. There is a little bit of very quiet noise from the AC/DC adapter when the system is off. ...
by chero
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Mini-box.com PW-70A, PW-120-M, 60W AC-DC adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Ya, it's not a PicoUPS. It looks identical to the PW-200-M. The PW-70A is slightly longer.

http://www.mini-box.com/PW-200M-DC-DC-p ... tegory=981
by chero
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Mini-box.com PW-70A, PW-120-M, 60W AC-DC adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

SOLD: Mini-box.com PW-70A, PW-120-M, 60W AC-DC adapter

I have these laying around for someone who might need them:

1 x PW-70A DC-DC power supply - free
1 x PW-120-M DC-DC power supply - free
1 x 60W AC-DC adapter - free

Just pay shipping and you can have them.

*SOLD*
by chero
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec ISK300 and components $250 shipped
Replies: 4
Views: 1860

Antec ISK300 and components $250 shipped

Antec ISK300
Intel DG41MJ
Intel E5200
WD Caviar Blue 5400 rpm 160GB
Corsair 2GB
Nexus 80mm case fan

$250, shipping included within Western Canada. All components are in like-new condition.
by chero
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Silverstone SG01-F, ST50EF-Plus-SC, NT06-Lite $100
Replies: 0
Views: 874

SOLD: Silverstone SG01-F, ST50EF-Plus-SC, NT06-Lite $100

Silverstone SG01-F, ST50EF-Plus-SC, NT06-Lite, all in like new condition. $100 shipped within Western Canada. *Sold*
by chero
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 87136

Well, despite not really needing a new computer, I decided to purchase this case to give it a try (and as such, if anyone in Western Canada wants to buy an SG05B-F case/computer let me know!). My specs are as follows: Antec ISK300-65 Intel DG41MG Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 Western Digital Caviar ...
by chero
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 87136

I imagine it's easier said than done, but wouldn't it be cool if they could scale an NSK3480 down to the mini-itx form factor, just like they did for the Mini Skeleton? Maybe it'd have an 80mm case fan, which you'd then use a Ninja Mini with. :)
by chero
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 87136

Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case

Came across this today:

http://tv.hexus.net/show/2008/11/HEXUS_ ... ec_ISK_300

It's nice to learn that Antec will be providing some Mini-ITX enclosures. Very difficult to see what it looks like though.
by chero
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone SG01-F
Replies: 4
Views: 10111

I've only been able to check temps in the BIOS as I'm under Linux and I have no idea what software is available for checking this sorta stuff. I let it run all weekend and when I checked the CPU temp was 27 degrees, and the case temp was about 35 I believe (idle). After a day of work I checked again...
by chero
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK3480 and Silverstone SG01 size comparison
Replies: 1
Views: 1864

Antec NSK3480 and Silverstone SG01 size comparison

My brother took these pictures for me. Just thought it's an interesting comparison. http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2825/Nov_07059a.th.jpg http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8418/Nov_07046a.th.jpg http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5996/Nov_07054a.th.jpg http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2070/Nov_07056a...
by chero
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone SG01-F
Replies: 4
Views: 10111

Ya, so far I haven't noticed the PSU fan speed up. After compiling for an hour or so doing upgrades, I touched the little heatsink right on top of the cpu and it wasn't even warm?! I'll have to get some temps next week as it's at work. Oh, and don't let the form factor fool you... it's pretty big, w...
by chero
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone SG01-F
Replies: 4
Views: 10111

Silverstone SG01-F

Build experience here (which was probably the wrong place...): http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=50794 Details: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4850e Gigabyte GA-MA740GM-S2 Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C4 Silverstone NT06-Lite heatsink Silverstone ST50EF-Plus-SC (Short Cable) Western Digital WD32...
by chero
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SG01B-F/NT06/ST50EF-Plus-SC vs NSK3480 acoustics
Replies: 2
Views: 4116

Well, I built the system and I'm happy to say it is very quiet. The only fan running is the PSU fan. Details: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4850e Gigabyte GA-MA740GM-S2 Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C4 Silverstone NT06-Lite heatsink Silverstone ST50EF-Plus-SC (Short Cable) Western Digital WD3200AAKS The case is ve...
by chero
Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SG01B-F/NT06/ST50EF-Plus-SC vs NSK3480 acoustics
Replies: 2
Views: 4116

SG01B-F/NT06/ST50EF-Plus-SC vs NSK3480 acoustics

Is it possible for a SG01B-F/NT06-Lite/ST50EF-Plus-SC combo with maybe one 80mm Nexus/Other to compete with the NSK3480 in terms of quietness? I previously had a NSK3480 (bone stock, including stock AMD CPU cooler), and I was happy with how quiet it was (even more so with a better CPU fan). Main Com...
by chero
Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Asus M2A-VM whine eliminated by disabling EHCI USB 2.0
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Asus M2A-VM whine eliminated by disabling EHCI USB 2.0

Here's my system specs: Asus M2A-VM AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400 2GB RAM Antec NSK-3480 Seagate 7200.11 80GB HD I started to notice a high pitched whine coming from my new computer recently. I originally thought it was the hard drive, but when I discovered by dragging the scroll bar up and down really fast...
by chero
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: [LCDs] make my eyes [hurt]
Replies: 34
Views: 9367

I had an interesting experience with my contact lenses and looking at LCD's. I had worn soft contact lenses for a long time, and ended up trying some of the new "more breathable" contact lenses. When I went back to work I found I almost couldn't even look at the LCD monitor. Very strange feeling, an...
by chero
Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Who has switched from 3.5" drive -> 2.5"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4144

What did you use to suspend your drive? At the moment I just have my drive sitting in the 3.5" bay ontop of the anti-static bag until I can figure out something. I was thinking it would probably be pretty easy to make a custom bracket that was small enough to use rubber gromets between both the driv...
by chero
Sun Oct 03, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Who has switched from 3.5" drive -> 2.5"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4144

You could go for the Samsung MP0804H at 80GB. I've only been running my MP0402H for about a day now, so I don't know if I can really comment on performance. If there is a difference, it is probably only a slight difference, and not very discernable. There is such a huge difference in noise (from hig...
by chero
Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Who has switched from 3.5" drive -> 2.5"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4144

Guess that would have been cheaper than buying brackets also! :)