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by Hyphe
Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

Bizarre that, I have been workin with that one as well. Hehe, crazy... :lol: Interesting. Perfect that the IR goes through. I might go for a window tint on the whole peace of plastic then. I also have a PLED display that would be perfect to use but one row (2x16) seems to be defected on it. Was it ...
by Hyphe
Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

The right term would be Window Films: Sunscreen, they come in different colors but are usually black...
by Hyphe
Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

Thanks justblair! I've seen your project building a computer in your desk, that was a great job! :lol: We need "thinking out of the box" and I think you did a good job there! Have you come far in your new project? Have you decided on what hardware to use? Any experiences? Can I suggest a wrapround p...
by Hyphe
Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

Thanks guys :D A while back I suggested using the case sides as a heatsink (on another forum) and was flamed for making such an absurd suggestion Hehe, well, the ones who flamed you will not be in the forefront of making much progress in this ever changing world, too bad... This week I haven't gotte...
by Hyphe
Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

I started some tests with a closed cover using some tape and some paperboard: http://www.wnd.se/htpc/htpc.turion.cover.test.jpg The temps did not look good :oops: These are the temps when I decided to cut some vents on the top: CPU:60c System:51c GPU:92C HD:56c I also noticed that the temps on the g...
by Hyphe
Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

Which tools did you use for the back plate? Was indeed a Dremmel among them?
I did not use a dremmel, I would probably have gotten better precision on some cuts though. I used a drill and a jig saw.
by Hyphe
Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

Whenever I think I have lost the bug to mod along comes something like this to make me reach for the dremmel This is one awesome piece of work. Thanks! Feels great to be able to inspire! I am looking forward to seeing how your temps fair with the case enclosed! I may well have a go at something lik...
by Hyphe
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

Spent this week carving out the backplate. I ended up spending a lot of time both on the backplate and the bottom since I made some bad calculations, carving them out with amature tools did not help either :x . I had to move and lower the motherboard, otherwise the PCI cards would not fit with the c...
by Hyphe
Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

Turion Performance with High Definition Video Playback Here's some High Definition test results, all tests done in fresh install of MCE: Turion 1.8Ghz, Geforce 7600GT (Forceware 84.21), Purevideo Decoder 1.02-196, VMR9 Matroska Splitter + FFDShow 20051129 used for h.264 MPEG2 Transport Stream 1080i,...
by Hyphe
Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

Going back to the links you provided on 7600GT power consumption, I find data are completely inconsistent I also found this out after browsing around a bit. Hopefully SPCR will do some testings, problem is, that if they do, half a year later both Nvidia and ATI will have a new range of cards and we...
by Hyphe
Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

I got the 7600GT today and have started testing. The card is a Gainward BLISS 7600GT PCX. A quick test (load using Real-time HDR IBL) with the original cooler left me with following temps (Ambient 27C): Idle: 48C Load: 65C The sound is unbearable... :cry: I am testing the heatpipe solution right now...
by Hyphe
Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: AMD Turion 64 X2 details
Replies: 1
Views: 1420

AMD Turion 64 X2 details

This info looks promising for AMD:s upcoming mobile chip. Hopefully some motherboard manufacurer will make S1 available for the desktop...

http://www.pcwelt.de/news/hardware/134012/

:D
by Hyphe
Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

I do not know if they are "wicked" or not, but testing them under the watertap with hot water worked in every direction. The extension joint of course decreases the efficiency, I'm gonna try to get a shorter path to the heatsink, eliminating the extension.
by Hyphe
Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

Thanks, got some work to do before it's finished though :) Not using C&Q, but I am using RMClock. Works like a charm. I am not sure I can undervolt with C&Q. The FSB can't be set in the BIOS, and all other overclocking software cant recognise the "PLL", the clockgenerator. Which means I am stuck wit...
by Hyphe
Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

After a lot of thinking I decided to go for Turion solution after the article here at SPCR. An MSI RS482M-IL motherboard and a Turion MT-34. I have set the vcore to 1.075 and it's stable. Performance is not very good :? with HDTV and the integrated graphics and there are no options what so ever to o...
by Hyphe
Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any word on Yonah MB?
Replies: 17
Views: 5982

by Hyphe
Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X-bit labs: Power consumption of modern graphic cards
Replies: 71
Views: 44840

The two 6800s is as Tephras wrote is AGP and PCI-E. i have updated the excel to be more clear.

http://www.wnd.se/htpc/Power-consumptio ... -cards.xls

And the two graphs:

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by Hyphe
Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X-bit labs: Power consumption of modern graphic cards
Replies: 71
Views: 44840

Updated with some Performance per watt figures and chart. Sources can be found in the Excel-file, with comments on figures that deviates from the power consumption tests and benchmarks). I am not sure if I calculated correct so give me some input if you find anything not correct: http://www.wnd.se/h...
by Hyphe
Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X-bit labs: Power consumption of modern graphic cards
Replies: 71
Views: 44840

Here's an overview chart of most of the numbers from X-bit labs (Both from the latest article and some cards from the earlier articles, sources can be found in the Excel-file): http://www.wnd.se/htpc/power-consumption.gif Here's the Excel file if you want to play with the figures: http://www.wnd.se/...
by Hyphe
Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 273011

Here's a couple of figures collected through X-bit labs and 3Digest-. Sources can be found in the excel file. Feel free to develop and input more figures. http://www.wnd.se/htpc/Power-consumption-Graphics-cards.xls And the two graphs: http://www.wnd.se/htpc/power-consumption.gif http://www.wnd.se/ht...
by Hyphe
Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any word on Yonah MB?
Replies: 17
Views: 5982

I've been searching for some info on Yonah-boards and here are my findings. Aopen, Gigabyte and Asus are all developing boards with the 945GT Chipset. "Asus N4L-VM DH" - Images from CES: http://www.computerbase.de/bild/news/12735/2/ "Gigabyte GA-8I945GTMF-RH-Y" This board is even tested at this page...
by Hyphe
Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

Thanks guys, I will post it to the gallery as soon as it's complete and I get this system working. I will somehow try to go for a Pentium M and hope it has the performance I need, I cant wait until yonah boards get to the market, who knows how long that will take. About the 6600GT, I will be using P...
by Hyphe
Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

According to this swedish site http://www.datorhandel.com/se/categories/103A61002003, the prices are not sky high so it might be an option still...

Would a 1,6 Core Duo be able to beat a 2,0 Pentium M when it comes to video playback?
by Hyphe
Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63691

Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)

Hi guys, I've been watching this forum for some time and have gotten inspired in creating my own passively cooled HTPC. I have some questions I need to ventilate and I hope you guys can help me on this topic. :D I am designing my own case in aluminum with heatsinks on the sides and heatpipes to tran...
by Hyphe
Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 110515

dragonii, did you try anything? Which solution did you order?
by Hyphe
Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 110515

Passive cooling for the pentium-m

Here's a great alternative to you guys who bought this motherboard but can't find a good cooling solution. It's made for their own case but could fit other cases/cooling solutions. A passive heatpipe solution adapted for the 479 socket, they even have a picture showing it mounted on a i915Gmm-HFS......
by Hyphe
Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 273011

Found some info on the X300, stated by ATI though, so it's hard to evaluate if we can trust the figures.

Core power:
10 W (Max ASIC power)
18 W (Max Board power)

Source: http://www.ati.com/products/radeonx300/ ... porate.pdf
by Hyphe
Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 273011

Yes power consumption of X300 is what i wish to know. Is it the replacement card for 9550/9600? According to Toms Hardware the Radeon X300 is based on the 9600 processor: http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20050208/geforce_6200-04.html "Technologically, Ati's Radeon X300 (RV370), also known r...
by Hyphe
Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 110515

Hehe ok, I understand...

I got some answers to the question I had earlier, take a look at this thread on avs:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=555685