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by Cams
Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P-150: Front USB connectors
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

P-150: Front USB connectors

I just got my P-150 up and running and have a problem with the front USB connector. My motherboard has a different pin configuration and I wonder if there is an adaptor available or whether I can move the wires around within the plastic plug. I thought about switching the whole thing to one which ha...
by Cams
Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1631824

Madeleine Peyroux - Careless Love. This gal gives Norah Jones a serious run for her money.
by Cams
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: noise cancellation headphones
Replies: 22
Views: 11126

mathias wrote:
Cams wrote:In fact, they're TOO good for being out walking
Then hopefully they'll make cheaper versions that aren't too good.
They do:

http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/er6i.aspx
by Cams
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Low-Noise Champion?
Replies: 6
Views: 2607

I've got two on the way for my server. If they arrive today, I should manage to get it built over the weekend along with switching another system to the P150. I started that last night...
by Cams
Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P150 with PSU Duct [UPDATED AGAIN#2, more pics on page 2]
Replies: 39
Views: 21642

Looks good with the all-black front, nici.
by Cams
Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: rubber/silicon washers/grommets
Replies: 18
Views: 6326

I was looking for this very thing yesterday to isolate my fans with cable ties (zip ties to the Americans). I ended up getting the same thing I got for my other system, some rubber sealing rings from the plumbing dept. They're a little on the hard side but they seem to work fine in my other system s...
by Cams
Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: noise cancellation headphones
Replies: 22
Views: 11126

I have the Etymotic ER-4P and they are really great. Take a bit of getting used to, particularly when out walking. In fact, they're TOO good for being out walking as you can't hear ANYTHING and, despite the fact that I thought that I would like that, it's actually a little spooky. The cable is micro...
by Cams
Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1631824

Roy Harper -- The Green Man

Had it for ages and never really listened properly. Better late than never cos it's GREAT!
by Cams
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP 120 with Nexus 120mm
Replies: 8
Views: 2729

Fat_bloater_dave wrote:I have clipped my Nexus 120 onto my thermalright XP-120 without cutting the flanges off. And the other day i took it out for a LAN party and it didnt fall off, so i would say yeh its fine.
Me too

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by Cams
Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What large-capacity HDD for file server?
Replies: 12
Views: 3660

Kustom PCs couldn't get them in and Komplett nl and be wouldn't ship to lu. I ordered a couple of the 250 gig ones from www.e-bug.de (but what a nightmare of an order process. Sheesh. Emergency purchases only)

Thanks for bringing these drives to my attention Tibors. Much obliged to you.

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by Cams
Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120 on AMD 3000+
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

I have an XP-120 on a 3500+ Winchester with a Nexus 120mm fan at the lowest fanmate setting, whatever that is. I've overclocked to 220 FSB @ 11 so am at 2.42GHz. Temps under load are around 40ºC. It is a bugger to put on and remove though. I almost put a screwdriver right through the motherboard try...
by Cams
Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P150 with PSU Duct [UPDATED AGAIN#2, more pics on page 2]
Replies: 39
Views: 21642

Looks nice and tidy. I'm about to build my P150 so I shall look at your pics for some cable-management tips. Just wondering about the rear case fan. Does it make much of a difference to your temps? I'm contemplating running my Ninja with a Nexus 120 and no case fans (or maybe no Ninja fan and the Ne...
by Cams
Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Optimus Keyboard + "Transformers"
Replies: 32
Views: 11356

Cool! I just heard about this on TWiT . I had to learn to touch-type in Russian as my keyboard is UK English. This kind of thing would work great for us in the office. It seems that most people can't touch-type and we have loads of nationalities at work working with accented characters and buying ke...
by Cams
Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Network Attached Storage rather than Drive Enclosures?
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

nick705 wrote:You can also perform a shutdown/reboot/logoff by bringing up Task Manager on the remote machine and entering the "Shut Down" menu.
That's great Nick! Thanks for that -- I didn't know about that.
by Cams
Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150 airflow idea
Replies: 9
Views: 2839

The rear fan is an exhaust fan and sucks the air out of the case. The front is the intake.

Since you say that your system runs cool and you have only one HDD, you could most likely unplug the front intake fan all together. It doesn't get much quieter than that!
by Cams
Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 444639

I just got my P-150 today and will be building it over the next few days. SN on the PSU is S05090020107, bought from Kustom PCs in the UK. It will be running a Gigabyte GA-8ITX with P4 Willamette and RDRAM. Now the SN is reported, I can throw away the bit of paper and forget about it. Fingers crosse...
by Cams
Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What large-capacity HDD for file server?
Replies: 12
Views: 3660

Many thanks for the helpful info Tibors. I'll do some digging and see what I can find. Perhaps my preferred UK dealer (Kustom PCs) can order in the 250 gig ones. I had them order me in a Samsung 213T monitor so I know that they can do that for things they don't have listed on their site. If I were t...
by Cams
Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P150 mid-tower case w/ Neo HE 430 PSU
Replies: 206
Views: 159759

Charles wrote:One of the main reasons for me to get a p150 was the HDD mounting... :x
Yep, me too.
by Cams
Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 25 cent coin-sized HDD
Replies: 13
Views: 3129

That kind of reminds me of the time that I read about an ATM displaying a BSOD message from Windows NT. Coming out a carpark the other day, the screen to raise the bar at the exit was showing a Windows XP desktop with a message telling me that the screen resolution was low and did I want to fix it....
by Cams
Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What large-capacity HDD for file server?
Replies: 12
Views: 3660

Thanks Andy. Yes, it's a recycled system so PATA only for this one. I'm not one for waving my willy in the playground, so an 8 meg cache will do just fine. I'll report back with what I choose when I'm done. Incidentally, I found a 3.5" external enclosure from Icy Box that has both USB 2 and Firewire...
by Cams
Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81043

The deed is done -- I've ordered an SB3 and have started the EAC ripping process to FLAC Lossless.

Thanks once again for the review. I shall report back when I've had a chance to evaluate it.

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by Cams
Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What large-capacity HDD for file server?
Replies: 12
Views: 3660

Thanks Kizz. Just wondering, does the cache size make a difference? Both the Samsung and WD large-capacity drives on overclockers are 8MB. Should I be looking for a 16 meg one, or would it make no difference for a server?

Thanks
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by Cams
Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 25 cent coin-sized HDD
Replies: 13
Views: 3129

Englishman's first thoughts - "A quarter the size of what...? Do they come in half sizes too?" LOL! I thought exactly the same thing! I added the euro coin in for that reason, but I guess that might not help the UK posters either so lets say a 10p piece. Now if they can make a working hard drive th...
by Cams
Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 25 cent coin-sized HDD
Replies: 13
Views: 3129

25 cent coin-sized HDD

Just saw this over at anandtech.com in their news from CES . A hard drive the size of a quarter (or a 1 euro coin, I guess) http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/tradeshows/2006/CES/day3/toshiba085inch2.jpg It's 0.85" with storage of 4 gigs and 3600 RPM. The march of technology! There is also a 1.8" p...
by Cams
Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja on an Antec P150 Case (Pictures?)
Replies: 37
Views: 12573

Thanks for coming back with the review. It's good to know that it works!
by Cams
Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Network Attached Storage rather than Drive Enclosures?
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

Keep in mind, the remote desktop server is only avialable under XP-Pro, and it doesn't allow you to standby/restart/shut-down the remote machine. Try realVNC or something similar. One workaround to this is the 'shutdown' console command in Windows. I use this occasionally when doing maintenance on ...
by Cams
Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What large-capacity HDD for file server?
Replies: 12
Views: 3660

What large-capacity HDD for file server?

I'm looking for two large capacity drives for a file server which is going to be a recycled, sound-dampened GMC NeoClassic case. The primary purpose will be to serve FLACs to a Squeezebox 3 audio network over 802.11g. Given the bandwidth limitations (even if I were to go with Gigabit LAN), I presume...
by Cams
Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Server at home
Replies: 27
Views: 6986

Thanks for coming back, Isaac. Less heat and noise certainly makes sense, so I'll probably not use the 40 gig drive after all and get an external USB2 enclosure to use it and my other 40 gig drive for backups. Any recommendations of a couple of large IDE drives for the server? Perhaps 5400 RPM drive...
by Cams
Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Server at home
Replies: 27
Views: 6986

I would only need one optical drive so that would leave three IDE channels spare, one for OS and two for DATA. How would the master/slave thing best be configured? I prefer eliminating the separate boot drive. It reduces the overall chances of a hard drive failure. It reduces noise, heat, and power...
by Cams
Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on cpu, mobo, etc needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4766

Check out the Squeezebox 3. Woo, that looks good :D Looks like it does everything I want. £229 for the wireless version :cry: Should I, shouldn't I? Thanks for the heads-up on this device. I didn't know such things were available and had been wishing that they were. I think I'm going to get myself ...