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by cyberspyder
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone run the Scythe Big Shuriken passively?
Replies: 4
Views: 2461

Re: Anyone run the Scythe Big Shuriken passively?

Let me elaborate lol, I am planning a build around the Wesena ITX2 case, which has 45mm of clearance between the motherboard and the ODD tray. If I remove the ODD tray, I can squeeze in another 25mm of space. The Big Shuriken, with its fan removed, is 46mm high. If I just used the case's side mount ...
by cyberspyder
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone run the Scythe Big Shuriken passively?
Replies: 4
Views: 2461

Anyone run the Scythe Big Shuriken passively?

Wondering if it has enough mass to cool a 3220 Ivy Bridge. Will have airflow provided by a side mount 40mm fan.
by cyberspyder
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Did I make the right choice re: i3 3220?
Replies: 4
Views: 2352

Re: Did I make the right choice re: i3 3220?

I paid $80 for the i3's LOL.
by cyberspyder
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Did I make the right choice re: i3 3220?
Replies: 4
Views: 2352

Did I make the right choice re: i3 3220?

Building a HTPC and an office workstation on a budget (I've tried out the HD4000 in my Streacom build and it's fairly impressive). HTPC won't be used for games at all, purely playing back hi res and other video files plus some web browsing. Possibly playback from dvd/blu-ray but I'll have a dedicate...
by cyberspyder
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Streacom Passive HTPC Build
Replies: 10
Views: 7144

Re: Streacom Passive HTPC Build

MikeC wrote:Nice user review. :)

So where did you buy the case? Seems like North Am. distribution is extremely limited.
Mike, I bought it here: http://www.shop.perfecthometheater.com/ ... cstrfrnt04

Brendan
by cyberspyder
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Streacom Passive HTPC Build
Replies: 10
Views: 7144

Re: Streacom Passive HTPC Build

MattP wrote:Wow, that looks awesome! Is the actual case acting as a heat sink?
Yep!
by cyberspyder
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Streacom Passive HTPC Build
Replies: 10
Views: 7144

Re: Streacom Passive HTPC Build

Here are more pics: http://imageshack.us/a/img189/1523/r0026965.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img198/386/r0026963.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img856/8021/r0026969.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img15/6650/r0026973f.jpg PicoPSU and the AC/DC converter. http://imageshack.us/a/img844/4272/r0026977.jpg Thiiiiii...
by cyberspyder
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Streacom Passive HTPC Build
Replies: 10
Views: 7144

Streacom Passive HTPC Build

A teaser for now, haven't gone through all of my pictures yet. Case - Streacom FC5-OD Mobo - Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3 (got a pretty good deal on it, needed the features over power savings) Proc - i3 3225 (mainly because of the HD4000 graphics) Ram - 8GB Samsung Low Voltage Storage - Intel 330 Series 12...
by cyberspyder
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Silverstone Tj08-e build
Replies: 7
Views: 4645

Re: My Silverstone Tj08-e build

boost wrote:Nice build, very clean cabling!
Where did you get that slim slot-in optical bracket?
I've been searching for one for ages!
http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.p ... 26&area=en
by cyberspyder
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cannot Use Cisco WAP4410N in Wireless Client/Repeater Mode?
Replies: 5
Views: 8000

Re: Cannot Use Cisco WAP4410N in Wireless Client/Repeater Mo

Yeah, dumb error on my part. I had it on Wireless Client/Repeater mode instead of WDS...dur.
by cyberspyder
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cannot Use Cisco WAP4410N in Wireless Client/Repeater Mode?
Replies: 5
Views: 8000

Re: Cannot Use Cisco WAP4410N in Wireless Client/Repeater Mo

Oops, forgot I started a topic here, got my AP working for a while now, so far so good, no shutdowns or anything, been on for "System Up Time: 18 Day, 18 hour:07 min:01 sec", so I think I'm good, haven't updated firmware yet, no need right now. Love the new range it provides though, personally, seem...
by cyberspyder
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 31641

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Beautiful build, big fan of this setup. I wish I could run without a discrete GPU as builds like this can stay so clean without them. Thanks, but a discrete GPU is coming soon. Planning on a 7770 or an equivalent workstation card, and replacing the stock sink with an Arctic Cooling S1 Plus. Will bu...
by cyberspyder
Mon May 28, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cannot Use Cisco WAP4410N in Wireless Client/Repeater Mode?
Replies: 5
Views: 8000

Cannot Use Cisco WAP4410N in Wireless Client/Repeater Mode?

Hi, I just purchase a Cisco WAP4410N so hopefully I am in the right place. I don't know much about networking (other than basic stuff) and I've spent hours trying to get the access point setup to no avail. 1) Apparently, my Cisco modem likes to assign new IP addresses to things, so I didn't figure o...
by cyberspyder
Sat May 26, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 31641

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Can I ask what the "30# test cable" is? It looks really neat, I'd quite like to do the same for supporting my graphics card. The little hooks look just perfect :). Here you go (Wal-Mart): http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9489/img1373tp.jpg And then there were two... http://img853.imageshack.us/im...
by cyberspyder
Fri May 18, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New 23 or 24 inch monitor Ultrasharp?
Replies: 22
Views: 7334

Re: New 23 or 24 inch monitor Ultrasharp?

Just for the record, a higher education discount brings the U2412M to $268 from Dell Canada.
by cyberspyder
Fri May 18, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 31641

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Close to a grand sadly. It'll be cheaper now, as I couldn't find 8GB DDR3 sticks back last year (and paid a premium) whereas now it's getting much more common.
by cyberspyder
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 31641

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Last upgrade for a while, the second bay cover.

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Brendan
by cyberspyder
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink Bracing
Replies: 7
Views: 2813

Re: Heatsink Bracing

I paid $3 for 6 braided steel leaders (Wal Mart), I think that is a much better deal than $8.5 for one plus shipping TBH.
by cyberspyder
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink Bracing
Replies: 7
Views: 2813

Heatsink Bracing

Ingenious if I may say so, 30# test cable (believe it or not, temps did go down as the weight of the cooler was pulling the sink away from the cores on top):

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Brendan
by cyberspyder
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 31641

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Ingenious if I may say so, 30# test cable (believe it or not, temps did go down as the weight of the cooler was pulling the sink away from the cores on top):

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Brendan
by cyberspyder
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 31641

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Just realized I should really plug up the rear hole before the adapter gets here. Air is coming in there and not through the actual heatsink, causing the bottom right corner of the sink to heat up more than the upper left.
by cyberspyder
Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 31641

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

I LOVE the Aleph 3's but $$$ and they don't pop up on the used market often, especially here in Canada. Unrelated, but just finished a new build for my uncle, I think I did a fairly good job. Yes, that heatsink is fanless, running at around 37 degrees. Been spoiled by modular PSU's :(, non modular P...
by cyberspyder
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 31641

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

My uncle just got a full home theatre Maggie setup (MMG, MMGC, MC1). I'm content with the set of Dynaudio's in my living room as of right now, hifi costs a bunch.
by cyberspyder
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 31641

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Some more pictures: 32GB of ram! http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/9400/cpuid2.png Had to strip one of the Vengeance sticks of its heatspreader in order to fit underneath the massive Ninja (an easy task really) http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/1844/r00267052.jpg Installed some vent filters behind...
by cyberspyder
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 31641

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Hard to believe this was 4 years ago: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi-wa ... akers.html

Many things have changed, but the amp and the speakers stayed because they are that good. :)

Brendan
by cyberspyder
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Simple mod for all Lian Li owners
Replies: 3
Views: 1928

Simple mod for all Lian Li owners

Simple mod for those pesky bright LEDs that leak light out of all the cracks in the case, some heatshrink covering the plastic light tubes:

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Brendan
by cyberspyder
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 31641

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Ugh, 3 months of use:

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Simple mod for those pesky bright LEDs that leak light out of all the cracks in the case, some heatshrink covering the plastic light tubes:

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Brendan
by cyberspyder
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Baked! - or the dangers of software fan control
Replies: 4
Views: 2495

Re: Baked! - or the dangers of software fan control

I just use CoreTemp with the BIOS fan controller.