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by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best case/fans setup in terms of acoustic for performance
Replies: 20
Views: 8786

Re: Best case/fans setup in terms of acoustic for performanc

One important thing that you do need to ask yourself is what will i be doing with it, playing games at what res? even a GTX750ti can handle 1080p, gpus like 780/970/980 imo are more meant for 1440 gaming or benching. 120Hz displays could use a beefy card as well. For casual gaming a 750 might suffi...
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The advent of mini PCs?
Replies: 13
Views: 4973

Re: The advent of mini PCs?

No mini case can be as quiet as a large tower like the R4. I don't think that's true. Doesn't it mostly depend on airflow, not air volume? The R4 is big, mostly to support (lots of) drives. I think you could make it a lot smaller without compromising on either noise or cooling. Unfortunately most m...
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: On Micro-ATX
Replies: 27
Views: 10357

Re: On Micro-ATX

Can't you put it behind, next to or on top of the cabinet? ATX itself is 9.6" x 12", getting awfully close to your 13". mATX is 9.6", but stack a ATX PSU on top and you're over 13" as well. What about the mATX http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-v352/? It's 16" long. Most of the time compact c...
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Rosewill Legacy U3 Aluminum MicroATX Tower
Replies: 10
Views: 6579

Re: Rosewill Legacy U3 Aluminum MicroATX Tower

Interesting case! I'd love to see a less expensive steel variant.
PSU at bottom would be nice too.
by Olaf van der Spek
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 54
Views: 40524

Re: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

So the Silverstone TJ08-E and Lian Li PC-V354 are more ideal? Though the TJ08 is only 10mm wider (bit hard to find wider cases without the other dimensions being much larger). The TJ08-E's width is 195mm, the 3840 is 200mm... Both have their own drawbacks: IMO the Lian Li is far from being ideal fo...
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 54
Views: 40524

Re: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

Too bad the 3480 can't be bought without PSU, but yeah, it comes close. Only supports 2x 92mm fans in front though, without the bays I think 2x 140mm would be possible.
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 54
Views: 40524

Re: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

An mATX case with a smaller *footprint* is a tall order (literally); if you want to keep the footprint the same, the height would have to increase. The area of an mATX board is about twice that of mini-ITX, and the M1 is already nearly as small as it could be with mini-ITX, given the requirement fo...
by Olaf van der Spek
Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 54
Views: 40524

Re: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

I have to say I don't get it. How can anyone say this case is too big? Standard ATX cases these days are HUGE, mATX cases aren't much better, and the number of enthusiast mITX cases that approach ATX size is staggering. What do case designers tell you when you mention that to them? I did speak abou...
by Olaf van der Spek
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 54
Views: 40524

Re: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

I have to say I don't get it. How can anyone say this case is too big? Standard ATX cases these days are HUGE, mATX cases aren't much better, and the number of enthusiast mITX cases that approach ATX size is staggering. What do case designers tell you when you mention that to them? This case is rea...
by Olaf van der Spek
Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 54
Views: 40524

Re: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

xen wrote:I think the reasons for designing this case are not very sound.
What are you talking about? The M1? And what would you put on your desk?
Plenty of people put ATX and mATX towers on their desk and even if you don't size might still matter.
by Olaf van der Spek
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 54
Views: 40524

Re: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

No, they're not equivalent to the S1.
by Olaf van der Spek
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 54
Views: 40524

Re: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

edh wrote:The Accelero S1 Plus is too wide so something smaller is needed.
The custom Asus coolers are quite good IMO.
by Olaf van der Spek
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?
Replies: 44
Views: 19456

Re: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?

Silent but deadly wrote:
whispercat wrote:Any word on whatever became of this?
There was around a year between Corsair George starting the mITX thread on overclock.net and the 250D being announced. These things take time.
Sure, but some feedback from Corsair George would be nice, we're not asking for product annoucenements just yet.
by Olaf van der Spek
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 54
Views: 40524

Re: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

I'd go for an ATX PSU. The volume isn't that bad and you could always mount it vertically to decrease width. SFX PSUs require smaller noisier fans. There's no reason to rule out high-end cards IMO. What case width does a Accelero S1 require? You could do multiple case variants: one for half-height c...
by Olaf van der Spek
Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 54
Views: 40524

Re: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

Thank you, great review, as always. The whole point of Mini-ITX is small , but this one has the footprint of an ATX. It looks like a Lian Li, is it? mITX is about the size of the motherboard, not about the size of the case, so what's your point? The footprint of the M1 is 160 x 328mm, what ATX case...
by Olaf van der Spek
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?
Replies: 13
Views: 14430

Re: Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?

washu wrote:Well that is a bit more than just a basic router then.
Yes, but what's your point?
Home routers that are unstable are caused by crappy hardware or not enough memory.
Are you saying crappy software can't be the cause?
by Olaf van der Spek
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?
Replies: 13
Views: 14430

Re: Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?

IMO stock router firmwares generally suck. Stability is bad, feature set is weak, etc.
For example, most routers don't allow you to see who's consuming how much bandwidth.
Most don't support fair bandwidth sharing / scheduling.
And I just like having full control over the software.
by Olaf van der Spek
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?
Replies: 13
Views: 14430

Re: Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?

One use case would be as a normal home router, another would be as a router shared by 16 students on a 25/25 line.

A 'normal' computer would work fine but I'd prefer to keep the cost (and complexity and size) down.
by Olaf van der Spek
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server
Replies: 22
Views: 14487

Re: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server

MikeC wrote: A class V AC/DC adapter is rated for maximum 87% efficiency (presumably at 50~70% of max load)
I understand, so why does nobody put such an adapter into a ATX PSU form factor?
by Olaf van der Spek
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Budget micro atx server/general usage case
Replies: 4
Views: 2142

Re: Budget micro atx server/general usage case

and the Fractal is a low budget case, what i dont like is the small fans, either should work well with a low budget build. What small fans? The Core 1000 comes with a 120mm front fan. I've got two Core 1000s too (one with 2.6ghz Ivy Bridge dual core, other with 3 ghz Haswell dual core) and I run th...
by Olaf van der Spek
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?
Replies: 13
Views: 14430

Routers / NAS with stock Linux support?

What routers and NAS devices do support stock Linux?
OpenWRT is nice but stock Linux support (Debian for example) would be even nicer.

An inexpensive ITX board with CPU and multiple LAN boards would do the job as well.
by Olaf van der Spek
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server
Replies: 22
Views: 14487

Re: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server

80+ Gold isn't cutting corners IMO.
In what way is this one behind a quality external power source.?
by Olaf van der Spek
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server
Replies: 22
Views: 14487

Re: Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server

as the 200W 80 Plus Gold unit inside is only a small step behind a quality external power source.
Why can't internal PSUs be as good as or better than external ones?
by Olaf van der Spek
Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet PC Case that is 420mm or less in depth?
Replies: 12
Views: 3320

Re: Quiet PC Case that is 420mm or less in depth?

romsyam wrote: I have
No HDD? No GPU?
The CPU isn't ideal as it consumes a lot of power, something like an Intel Pentium G3220 might've been a better choice. Maybe it still is. ;)
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for a silent ~20 litre case for mATX
Replies: 6
Views: 2179

Re: looking for a silent ~20 litre case for mATX

kufi wrote:plus I want it to support 12 USB devices (2 and 3).
How are you using that many USB devices / ports?
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ecco 250 Micro ATX Case with sound proofing installed
Replies: 24
Views: 12004

Re: Ecco 250 Micro ATX Case with sound proofing installed

Why do they only include one front USB3 port? Doesn't the mobo header support two ports?
by Olaf van der Spek
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent Case: More Airflow, or Controlled Airflow
Replies: 7
Views: 2545

Re: Silent Case: More Airflow, or Controlled Airflow

An i5 and GTX 660 aren't that high-power, so getting it quiet shouldn't be too difficult.
How quiet should it be? Should it also be quiet at full load or is quiet at semi-idle load enough?

Will you use HDDs?
by Olaf van der Spek
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What size case do I need?
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Re: What size case do I need?

takeawaydave wrote: CPU 2 x Xeon X5660
MB Supermicro X8DTL-6F
RAM 4 x SAMSUNG 8GB REG ECC MEMORY
Those Xeons have 3 memory channels per CPU...
by Olaf van der Spek
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32466

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304...

30.2 litres - SilverStone TJ08-E (Micro-ATX) 23.0 litres - SilverStone SG09/SG10 (Micro-ATX) 21.4 litres - SilverStone GD04/GD05 (Micro-ATX) 19.6 litres - Fractal Design Node 304 (Mini-ITX) 11.7 litres - Lian Li PC-Q07 (Mini-ITX) 11.1 Litres - SilverStone SG06 (Mini-ITX) Hi SST Guy, Does SilverSton...