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by Worker control
Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung Series 9 Ultra Portable Notebook
Replies: 6
Views: 2594

Re: Samsung Series 9 Ultra Portable Notebook

Seems like the clear competitor is the Lenovo X1. I'm a big fan of the IBM/Lenovo in-keyboard pointing device, which maybe only Dell also has?
by Worker control
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Quiet Home Linux Server
Replies: 12
Views: 3345

Re: Quiet Home Linux Server

If anybody has any advice please let me know. I don't mind how much it costs but obviously cheaper is better. http://www.logicsupply.com/products/jt_t_1610 I'd choose the 2 GB RAM option, and the cheapest Intel SSD option. Brings the total bill to $324.95 ( plus shipping, maybe ), for a system that...
by Worker control
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92035

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

How does the Solo II compare to the P183? I compared the reviews and it seems that they have similar noise levels at load, while the Solo II tests had lower CPU, GPU and HD temperatures. The Solo II is smaller, and has real USB 3 ports on the front, but are there other major differences? In real li...
by Worker control
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Did people abandon watercooling for their silent PCs ?
Replies: 10
Views: 8704

Re: Did people abandon watercooling for their silent PCs ?

The usual complaint I hear is about pump noise. Never done water cooling myself -- never built a system that draws >200W under any load.
by Worker control
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent SB htpc build, does this look ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 2294

Re: Silent SB htpc build, does this look ok?

Abula wrote:If you are going with big storage drive, then i would go with small ssd
I agree that a small SSD is the way to go. It doesn't even need to be the newest or fanciest to feel much much more responsive than a mechanical HD. As a bonus, they use little power and don't vibrate.
by Worker control
Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92035

Positive pressure

It strikes me that this case might work really well as a positive pressure case, with two ~700 RPM intake fans and no exhaust fan. Especially with a tower CPU HS pointed out the back and a fanless PSU or semi-fanless PSU with the fan not spun up.
by Worker control
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo II is not too bad
Replies: 14
Views: 4462

Re: Antec Solo II is not too bad

_MarcoM_ wrote:Anandtech review it: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4730/ante ... ta-evolved
Unfortunately, a fairly ignorant review IMO
by Worker control
Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Boring but silent
Replies: 42
Views: 17037

Re: Boring but silent

I'm curious why you put an intake fan on the upper HD cage, instead of on the intake fan mount in front. I'm also curious whether you're using the intake fan slat-cover-things, which always seemed like a really strange feature of the P180 to me. Great questions. Thanks. I put the fan on the upper H...
by Worker control
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Boring but silent
Replies: 42
Views: 17037

Re: Boring but silent

I'm curious why you put an intake fan on the upper HD cage, instead of on the intake fan mount in front.

I'm also curious whether you're using the intake fan slat-cover-things, which always seemed like a really strange feature of the P180 to me.
by Worker control
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Using aluminum mesh filters?
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Re: Using aluminum mesh filters?

Sooty wrote:Thanks, Worker control.

I’ll give filtering a miss for now, but might experiment with it at some point.
I'm a big fan of filtering in general. My systems don't get much dust inside them.

OTOH I don't have really high-power systems that require lots of air.
by Worker control
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Boring but silent
Replies: 42
Views: 17037

Re: Boring but silent

Beautiful!
by Worker control
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Feedback on my planned build: i5 / GTX 560
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: Feedback on my planned build: i5 / GTX 560

Can't comment on the cases either, sorry. I just keep building Solos like it's 2007. :) Sure, but how is the Solo Mini with airflow and a hot discrete video card, or are we talking full ATX only? :) We're talking full ATX, and with no hot video cards. In fact, I tape over the vent in the back by th...
by Worker control
Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Feedback on my planned build: i5 / GTX 560
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: Feedback on my planned build: i5 / GTX 560

I'll probably go ahead with 2x4GB, and the Xigmatek recommendation is great. I'll probably use them quite a bit in the future. I think I'm going with the Xigmatek Loki SD963, probably with two Noiseblocker BlackSilentPro fans for a very quiet push-pull configuration: http://www.newegg.com/Product/P...
by Worker control
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Feedback on my planned build: i5 / GTX 560
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: Feedback on my planned build: i5 / GTX 560

At this point, I'm trying to finalize my build and shave the costs down where I can. It looks like I could do this with the i5-2300 for about $25 USD less. (Maybe I could spend it on a better cooler.) I'm wondering if there's any meaningful benefit beyond the raw clockspeed. I think the price diffe...
by Worker control
Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Feedback on my planned build: i5 / GTX 560
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: Feedback on my planned build: i5 / GTX 560

1) Will the Big Shuriken be up to the task of staying reasonably quiet when the CPU is under load? The stock Big Shuriken is very effective at managing my i3 during long periods of video transcoding, but it works hard to do it and this is quad core. I'm hesitant to try some of the larger, heavier c...
by Worker control
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Using aluminum mesh filters?
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Re: Using aluminum mesh filters?

However, that’s the airflow level when clean, how about when they start getting clogged with filtered crud? How quickly does that happen, and to what extent is the airflow compromised? I use this type of intake filter in all my systems. I vacuum them off when they get dusty. I haven't done measurem...
by Worker control
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved
Replies: 57
Views: 32736

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

Enzo_FX wrote:Why didn't they make the drives mount towards you, that is so that you insert them from the opened side of the case, rather than them pointing towards the CPU/Board.
Drives cages in that orientation tend to block the intake more, and this case by default is an intake-fan-only setup.
by Worker control
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: seasonic 400w fanless or x-series 650 in an p183?
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Re: seasonic 400w fanless or x-series 650 in an p183?

In a P183, either one would be fine, especially if you put a slow case fan in the middle of the bottom chamber. The 400 will be slightly more efficient, and somewhat more expensive. how do you mean the 400w would be more expensive? running cost would be the same presumably,. . . its the same price ...
by Worker control
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: seasonic 400w fanless or x-series 650 in an p183?
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Re: seasonic 400w fanless or x-series 650 in an p183?

In a P183, either one would be fine, especially if you put a slow case fan in the middle of the bottom chamber.

The 400 will be slightly more efficient, and somewhat more expensive.
by Worker control
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92035

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

Looks to me like maybe they increased the intake fan size to 120mm from 92mm, which is long overdue IMO.
by Worker control
Thu May 19, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Feedback on Silent PC
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Feedback on Silent PC

jebus_beler wrote: The CM 690 has some front ports - usb, audio, and eSata and I was wondering I have to check motherboard compatibility for those or if they will work with any motherboard.
They will work with any motherboard, though hooking up the audio can be annoying. I frequently end up using tweezers.
by Worker control
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Suggestions for 120mm+ horizontal for accelero s1
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Suggestions for 120mm+ horizontal for accelero s1

andymcca wrote:Who is the current king of low-RPM ball bearing fans? (Someone else want to weigh in here?)
Gentle Typhoon, I thought?
http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/0 ... etail.html
by Worker control
Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Seasonic X650 $110 @ Newegg w/ shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 1829

Re: Seasonic X650 $110 @ Newegg w/ shipping

Ordered. Thanks!

Update Mar 31: It arrived this week, and I have to say, the packaging for these is just over the top. Velvety PSU bag? Two-pocket bag for the detached cables? Hopefully it'll work well. Gotta love Newegg -- ordered on a Saturday night, and received it around noon on Tuesday.
by Worker control
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: No hot-dogs in Washington DC?
Replies: 16
Views: 2550

Re: No hot-dogs in Washington DC?

- ask for aisle seat, in order to be able to go and stretch my legs without bothering others. - ask for seat in the very back of the plane, as far away as possible from the engines (I already did this); the front-most seats would be even better, but my company won't provide me with a first / busine...
by Worker control
Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home made wooden "chimney" case for mini ITX
Replies: 21
Views: 6143

Intake filtering

Especially given the floor intake, you might want to consider an intake filter, for example something like: http://www.jab-tech.com/120mm-Aluminum- ... -1501.html

Ideally, you'd mount it so it's easy to remove and rinse off without powering down the system.
by Worker control
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?
Replies: 19
Views: 2823

Re: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?

How about spraypainting a Solo?
by Worker control
Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling in space
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Cooling in space

Yes. Look up "black body radiation" in your favorite search engine.
by Worker control
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling in space
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Cooling in space

http://www.spacefacts.de/mission/english/skylab-2.htm

Hard to cool in space. Hence the need for foil shades to keep the sun off.
by Worker control
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec TrueQuiet fans
Replies: 6
Views: 2686

Re: Antec TrueQuiet fans

With the nine blades and small hub they remind me of Slipstreams. Looks like translucent plastic blades, though, which usually wobble a bit, right?

The 120mm high and low speeds sound pretty promising -- 600 and 1000 RPM!
by Worker control
Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo Build
Replies: 11
Views: 5286

Re: Antec Solo Build

Any chance you could mention the model of heatsink you used? Looks like a 120mm tower Xigmatek... My job is as a C++ software developer; we recently upgraded our desktops to 1x X5660, and they are very very fast. We've also lashed them together with distcc, and 40 such machines really powers through...