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by kevral
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181
Replies: 4
Views: 2853

Re: Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181

I "upgraded" my FT02 from the old type fans (with removable honeycomb grills) to the APs.
No difference in temps, but slightly increased noise. However, the APs spin at slightly higher RPMs so that could account for the noise.
by kevral
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 17864

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

If I remember correctly, the AP 181s run around 700 rpms at their "LOW" setting. I find them fairly noisy at that level, but just a slight reduction in speed (say 600-650) takes off a lot of the noise. I think my buddy with the watercooled FT02 runs them around 600 rpm. Either way his machine is qui...
by kevral
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 17864

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

I upgraded the front panel USB on my FT02. It's a simple job, at just a question of four screws and some cable routing. Silverstone can sell you the part if you email them, and some online retailers carry them. Also - the "drop in" 3x180mm radiator for the FT02 helps make a ridiculously quiet gaming...
by kevral
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Pretty cool completely passive <20w mini pc
Replies: 10
Views: 12520

Re: Pretty cool completely passive <20w mini pc

sandy runs hot, amd tend to run cooler, that was the whole reason why the guy used amd I think. I'm looking into building almost the same system (m-ATX board in the hifi-format FC5 OD) and unfortunately Intel just won't do in this case. Why? Well, this will be a 3D-HTPC and an AMD A6-3500 has a pro...
by kevral
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Just installed a Noctua NH-C12P SE14
Replies: 12
Views: 4534

Re: Just installed a Noctua NH-C12P SE14

Did you find a reasonable solution to the fan not always spinning up?

I have one of those 140mms too, and sometimes it refuses to start up at 12 volts. The shop tested it against another one and concluded that this is just how they were.
by kevral
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: i5-750 with HD5770 - Airline carry-on sized!
Replies: 10
Views: 9199

Re: i5-750 with HD5770 - Airline carry-on sized!

Assuming you mean appropriate luggage for sending a complete PC in checked-in luggage, I am afraid I refuse to believe there is any luggage available that will reliably let a PC survive being thrown 10-15 feet to land smack on tarmac.
by kevral
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: serious problem with (amazon) ads using android browser
Replies: 3
Views: 2657

Re: serious problem with (amazon) ads using android browser

I have the same problem - and some halfway workarounds: - the Amazon ad doesn't always seem to extend all the way to the edges. If I drag the link I want to click close to an edge of the screen, it becomes easier to click it instead of the Amazon overlay. - how I click the link seems to matter. If I...
by kevral
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide between P183 and Fortress 2, advice?
Replies: 37
Views: 8757

When you say "temperature controlled", have you got them all running off the CPU PWM fan header? I'd be keen to see what you've done here. My motherboard (Crosshair IV Formula) has a lot of fan headers; - the CPU fan header that I have controlling both fans of a Noctua NH D14 on the supplied Y-spli...
by kevral
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide between P183 and Fortress 2, advice?
Replies: 37
Views: 8757

I upgraded from a P182 to a FT 02. That is, I moved all the internals over because the former was running too hot for my liking. That P182 had 4x Scythe S-Flex fans on temperature control, running between 800 and 1200 RPM depending on CPU temp. When I put in a second 5850 graphics card the temps and...
by kevral
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New exciting case: Fractal Design - Define R2
Replies: 72
Views: 59209

How easy would you say it is to remove/clean the front and bottom (PS) fan filters? The front filters are a little work to remove. The filters are attached to plastic brackets; the fans clip into these brackets; and the brackets are screwed (4 small screws each) to the case itself. I imagine I will...
by kevral
Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New exciting case: Fractal Design - Define R2
Replies: 72
Views: 59209

I've had this case up and running for a little while now. It's not Antec quality. Build quality is not bad, but the sheet metal is very thin so I guess it really needs its stick-on asphalt dampening plates. Speaking of the dampening plates; I just received a replacement set from Fractal Design free ...
by kevral
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New exciting case: Fractal Design - Define R2
Replies: 72
Views: 59209

Thanks for the heads-up; this case became available in my country this week and I've gone and ordered one for my WHS box.
by kevral
Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Describe your ideal mATX mini tower
Replies: 52
Views: 15195

An NSK-type case with a full front of 5.25 bays (6?).

That would give me room for 10 disks in hotswap bays and I'd be ecstatic.
by kevral
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P1000 (prototype)
Replies: 30
Views: 7796

You've got to be joking.

I'll be stocking up on spare P182s while they're still available.
by kevral
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mATX cases with six external 5.25" bays?
Replies: 14
Views: 7677

I've looked for the exact same thing for a home server case, without any luck. If such a case actually exists, it's certainly a well-kept secret (or my searching skills are not what I thought they were).
by kevral
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P182: is there an upgraded/newer model coming?
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

I'm even considering buying another P182 while I can ('cause I don't like the looks of the P183) - easily the best case I've used.
by kevral
Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Drive-less case
Replies: 4
Views: 1672

I've been thinking about this kind of case myself, particularly as I took the lid off my NSK2480 and looked at all the wasted space. I'd also really like a case for a Micro-ATX motherboard, a Pico-PSU, a 2.5" drive - and nothing else. Well, half- or even full-height expansion cards would be nice, bu...
by kevral
Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 20166

We have the very same problem. Doesn't all states wrestle with this? And how does a flat system benefit our cause? I doubt the rich would suddenly start paying up just because it's "flat". (Quite to the contrary I believe that if we let the rich get richer they get to keep even more means that they...
by kevral
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 20166

What's not making sense? If you're referring to the flat contra progressive tax system: Do you think it's the actual progressiveness of the rates that makes it all complicated? I could teach that part to children given five minutes. What's not making sense is the implication that when compared to t...
by kevral
Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 20166

Flat taxes for example benefits the rich and we all know the rich already has become so much richer all over the world (globalization effect probably) with increased social tension as a result. And of course flat taxing only changes the percentage payed in different income brackets and certainly do...
by kevral
Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 20166

where did all the oil money go??! You mean the Oil Fund, heavily invested in international stocks? what violence? if you mean the threat of violence is used to enforce taxes, this is not true. taxation is not theft, taxation without representation is theft, very important point. If you don't pay yo...
by kevral
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 20166

It's not actually the exploiters that bother me, it's rather the powertrippers who believe violence is a perfectly viable foundation for society.
by kevral
Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest mini-ITX case?
Replies: 13
Views: 5426

AuraAllan wrote:Thats pretty nice but a bit wide at 85mm. If it allowed a slim optical drive 85mm would be okay.
Thanks for the suggestion though.
The next model does just that; same appearance but a slim optical -- in the back, actually.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/OEM/d_cas ... odel=PT-08
by kevral
Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 20166

Erssa, do you know what proportion of your taxes is used for these unworthy causes you mention, as opposed to the proportion spent on roads, schools, defence, government, civil service, etc. etc? I do know that in Norway, after you have lived an average life and paid average income tax, sales tax, ...
by kevral
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest mini-ITX case?
Replies: 13
Views: 5426

I'd guess something from Silverstone's Industrial line.

For example http://www.silverstonetek.com/OEM/d_cas ... odel=PT-07
by kevral
Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Ideal wattage for 24/7 server?
Replies: 19
Views: 11541

59W is pretty good, and about 10W less than my 780g/ Athlon LE-1640.
I don't have the most efficient PSU though - but it was lying around and I can buy quite a few watts for the cost of a new one.
by kevral
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: News on Windows Home Server
Replies: 94
Views: 130327

CPU wise the cheapest £15 Sempron will be fine, and is also very low power. I only got a better one because I want to use the system as a media centre and with TrueCrypt as well. I got a cheap low-watt single-core Athlon; an LE-1640 I think it was. Seemed like a good idea until I tried doing an on...
by kevral
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help with Server hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 4679

I was looking for something similar; I wanted to build a mini-ITX WHS server for 24/7 operation. At the time the Atom motherboard didn't come with GLAN and VIA's motherboards were fairly pricey. So I ended up going full-ATX with an AMD solution quite similar to my HTPC: a 780g motherboard and an Ene...
by kevral
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC
Replies: 49
Views: 36709

How's the desktop picture quality?

I have an EEE 700, and connected (by VGA) to a secondary monitor the desktop looks pretty shabby.
by kevral
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Home file server case (room for at least 5 HDDs)?
Replies: 18
Views: 6317

I've just gotten my WHS up and running in the Solo I mentioned. - Ninja 2 (passive) - 2 Papst 92mm (undervolted) - 1 Scythe Slipstream 120mm (came with the Ninja, controlled by mobo and running at about 800 rpm) - 1 Western Digital GP drive (soon 2 or 3) - "Mist" 500 W PSU And this thing is very ver...