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by Worker control
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-02-10
Replies: 15
Views: 6520

Re: News for 2011-02-10

dragonfire wrote:Curious whether any one else saw the Anandtech review of the Puget Serenity system.
Yes, I saw that review. The worst part was that he slammed Puget for overcharging, but couldn't be bothered to do the math carefully.

The good thing about it was that it got SPCR some press.
by Worker control
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should i get p180 for this setup
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Should i get p180 for this setup

If you remove the middle hard drive bay, doesn't that remove the nice built-in HDD suspension system?
by Worker control
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should i get p180 for this setup
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Should i get p180 for this setup

Probably fine. The only thing I'd look into is the length of the video card/cooler.

You might also want to pick up two quality 120mm fans (for intake/exhaust in the upper chamber) and maybe an intake fan filter.
by Worker control
Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which of these two seasonics for a low power build?
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: Which of these two seasonics for a low power build?

Either would be fine, I'm sure. I bet the 400 can handle much higher loads than the 300, so maybe use the 300 for this build, and use the 400 for a higher-power one? Using the 400 for a higher-power system would make better use of its efficiency.
by Worker control
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Looking for an interesting 5.25 bay device
Replies: 7
Views: 3941

Re: Looking for an interesting 5.25 bay device

Scythe KC01 - PBK - 5 "Kama Cabinet" a drawer in a 5.25" bay
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811998076
by Worker control
Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Slip, Flex or Flow?
Replies: 16
Views: 3132

Re: Slip, Flex or Flow?

A filtered intake fan is a good way to reduce dust in your case and your components, by keeping it at neutral pressure. With only an exhaust fan, you end up with a negative pressure case that uses your optical drive and everything else as dust filters, gradually clogging them. My favorite filters ar...
by Worker control
Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac IONITX-P-E CULV Motherboard
Replies: 23
Views: 11730

Re: Zotac IONITX-P-E CULV Motherboard

The Windows 7 HTPC is all set up now: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=12751851 $79.99 Antec ISK 300-65 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case $12.99 Scythe S-FLEX SFF80A 80mm Case Fan $29.99 SAMSUNG CD/ DVD Burner Black SATA Model SN-S083F...
by Worker control
Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac IONITX-P-E CULV Motherboard
Replies: 23
Views: 11730

Re: Zotac IONITX-P-E CULV Motherboard

I ordered two of these. A friend of mine is using one successfully as a NetBSD desktop. I will be setting the other one up as a Windows 7 HTPC this weekend. Newegg has it at $207.55 including shipping, so unfortunately it's not cheap. From my feedback on Newegg : Pros: silentpcreview loves this boar...
by Worker control
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Puget Serenity SPCR Edition v.2
Replies: 50
Views: 17699

PSU, intake filtering

Looks like a lovely build. Isn't the power supply a bit over-specced? For the same cost, you could go with a Seasonic X-Series model with lower max output and better efficiency. The one angle I was surprised not to see covered in the review is intake filtering. Usually, on my Solo builds, I replace ...
by Worker control
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New low power mini-ITX system
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

Other monitoring option

Nice system! The mobo does look lonely, though.

If speedfan isn't working for you, hwmonitor is another option:
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
by Worker control
Mon May 31, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Fanless, completely silent 1.66Ghz C2D mini-ITX system.
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

Power draw?

I'm not looking to buy it, but I'm curious what the AC power draw is.

Looks like a very nice little system! Good luck with the sale.
by Worker control
Mon May 24, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Controller for Antec 300 + 4 fans
Replies: 8
Views: 2377

Tricools and controllers

It is (so you can run tricools on high with a 3pin to molex cable on a controller so the internal resistor wont work). But some controllers need a RPM signal (like Scyte's Kaze whatever controller). According to Antec's site, the tricools do RPM reporting: http://store.antec.com/Product/cooling-tri...
by Worker control
Sat May 22, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Controller for Antec 300 + 4 fans
Replies: 8
Views: 2377

You cant control tricools because they already have a fanspeed controller. Aren't the tricools' control just a variable resistor? So that you could leave them on high speed, and do voltage control separately? In any case, I use a Scythe Kaze Master, am quite happy with it: http://www.newegg.com/Pro...
by Worker control
Sun May 16, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New low power mini-ITX system
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

SSDs

If you can wait until the fall, I believe flash prices will drop as a result of Intel moving to a smaller process.

If you can't wait, then you could save money by dropping down to a 40GB Intel or a 30GB OCZ Agility: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820227460
by Worker control
Fri May 14, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan filter for Antec P182 rear fan
Replies: 14
Views: 2881

Wire mesh filters

I like these: http://www.jab-tech.com/120mm-Aluminum-filter-Black-pr-1501.html My typical use for them is the 92mm version with the two front intakes of the Antec Solo. If you want to stand the filter off from the existing guard, you could use one or two of these: http://www.jab-tech.com/120mm-Anti-...
by Worker control
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 116671

Donating

confused about the notion of donating to a business. What if it were re-phrased. Seems maybe the contention is with the word "donate". Contrast with something you buy - it's not a donation, you're purchasing something - do you research where your purchase money is going? For example, a large portio...
by Worker control
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 116671

Donating to a business

I'm a bit confused about the notion of donating to a business. If you're running a business, and taking any profits home with you, and you're doing fine, why would I donate? On the other hand, I enjoy the site quite a bit, and would like to see it stay open. But before donating to an organization, I...
by Worker control
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel D510M0 Motherboard: Atom 2.0
Replies: 74
Views: 35707

Broadcom decoding chip

frostedflakes wrote:Yeah I was just about to post that, apparently Intel has designed this to be paired with an optional Broadcom decoding chip.
Perhaps you're thinking of this chip?

http://www.logicsupply.com/products/bcm970012
by Worker control
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel D510M0 Motherboard: Atom 2.0
Replies: 74
Views: 35707

Compare with 945GSE?

I think an interesting comparison would be with the 945GSE-based board SPCR reveiwed here:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Intel_D94 ... orex_T1610

The 945GSE uses less power -- but how much faster is the D510M0?
by Worker control
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Atom energy efficiency champ: Intel D945GSEJT w/ Morex T1610
Replies: 40
Views: 22226

M350 / riser

Mini-box makes a neat case and riser for this mobo: http://www.mini-box.com/M350-universal-mini-itx-enclosure http://www.mini-box.com/I-O-shield-and-riser-card-for-D945GSEJT For my own server, I've got an MSI dual-NIC Atom/945GSE board in a Sugo SG05: http://www.mini-box.com/MSI-IM-945GSE-Mini-ITX-M...
by Worker control
Sat May 30, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Single Moving Part PC in Silverstone TJ08
Replies: 31
Views: 16687

Squealing power board?

You mentioned electronic squeal. I have personally experienced that with an older DC-DC board from mini-box. My hearing is pretty good, so it really bugged me. I replaced it with a picoPSU, and the squeal was gone. I've never heard a picoPSU squeal at all.
by Worker control
Wed May 20, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: linux home gateway/firewall/webserver recomendation
Replies: 39
Views: 24696

Jetway expansion options

Jetway NC92-230-LF
http://www.logicsupply.com/products/nc92_230_lf
with a multi-NIC expansion card:
http://www.logicsupply.com/categories/m ... on_modules
and a PCI wireless card.

It's a 945GC, which uses more power that you'd like, but would be ok with a fan swap or better heat sink.
by Worker control
Mon May 18, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI IM-945GSE-A (MS-9830) mini-itx atom N270 board
Replies: 12
Views: 10409

MiKeLezZ wrote:Hey, don't want to spoil your party... the new Intel Atom seems to be better than this MSI:
viewtopic.php?p=465508
Well, certainly very similar. The MSI board has two NICs, and the Intel board is cheaper.
by Worker control
Thu May 14, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI IM-945GSE-A (MS-9830) mini-itx atom N270 board
Replies: 12
Views: 10409

built a firewall/NAT/file server

Reasonably happy with the board. System description here:

viewtopic.php?p=463825#463825
by Worker control
Thu May 14, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi: Good Things Come in Small Packa
Replies: 57
Views: 39418

picopsu

I'm curious if power usage is lower with a picopsu / 12V brick combo. That's the setup that I'd expect many people to use with this, and 35W is a lot lower than 400W.
by Worker control
Sat May 09, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a NAS: CPU & Fan advice
Replies: 15
Views: 4101

945GSE

If 2 SATA ports are enough, an Atom/945GSE board would be a good fit. My system uses 18-19W:

viewtopic.php?t=51554#463825
by Worker control
Sun May 03, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Scythe PWM fan model?
Replies: 1
Views: 986

not on site

It's not on their "Scythe Fan Spec Comparison Chart" http://www.scythe-usa.com/support/support_temp/002/fan_spec.html I remember seeing a PWM slipstream in a review article for a CPU HS, perhaps the Kama Angle you found. I too would love to have one. I just put together a system using the "Kama PWM".
by Worker control
Sun May 03, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sugo SG05 (mini-ITX)
Replies: 25
Views: 19248

Built a system with this

I built a firewall/file server/access point system with this, using: PicoPSU http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-90-60W-power-kit?sc=8&category=1097 MSI IM-945GSE-A http://www.logicsupply.com/products/ms_9830 Scythe DFS122512L-PWM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185049 EDIMAX EW...
by Worker control
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed non-gaming HTPC build
Replies: 19
Views: 6608

picoPSU

Given the power numbers here:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article892-page5.html
You could also go for a 24-pin picoPSU:
http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-150-XT
http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/sc.8/category.1097/.f
(The 80W kit might be enough)
by Worker control
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: comments on an i7/solo system?
Replies: 10
Views: 3447

congrats

Glad it worked out. Looks like a great machine. How are the GPU temps?

My main complaint about the Solo is that you have to take off the side panel in order to expose the intake filters, making it a bit of a pain to vacuum them off. Still, it's my default case to use and recommend.