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by N-K
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Identify this CPU heatpiped cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 1494

It's a Cooler Master Hyper 212 without the fan.
by N-K
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't get Slim Drive to open and shut in SGO6 mini itx case
Replies: 5
Views: 1458

Sounds like it's working exactly as it should.
The drive tray is spring loaded and it just pops a bit out when you press the button.
You have to close it yourself.

It's the same kind of drive that is used in most notebooks.
by N-K
Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive low-profile CPU heatsink needed for custom case
Replies: 12
Views: 4242

I have a Noctua NH-C12P on my e8500. It's fanless and the height is ~11cm from the mb tray to the top of the heatsink.
It's definitely enough to keep my cpu at reasonable temperatures.
It would work even better in your case if the psu fan is right next to it.
by N-K
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: M-ITX DIY case with 120mm fan / now with HD3450 mod!
Replies: 30
Views: 35701

Re: nice info !

Where did you buy your picopsu ? ive tryed a few places, but they are all out of stock.... I bought it used from huuto.net so I can't say much about this.. LinITX seems to have them in stock. Your workspace is tidy. I also like the ergonomic chair. Something I would buy for myself if I had the mone...
by N-K
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: array of custom mini itx cases
Replies: 45
Views: 94501

Simply amazing.
by N-K
Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 243093

The Dell Mini 9, Mini 10 and Mini 12 are all fanless netbook laptops. A Dell sales associate just told me that all of their notebooks and minis have fans. There are plenty of dissection pics on the net where you can see the internals of the minis. At least I can't see fans here. Perhaps the Dell sa...
by N-K
Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 87999

Here's a review.
by N-K
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: M-ITX DIY case with 120mm fan / now with HD3450 mod!
Replies: 30
Views: 35701

Again, a small update. This isn't related to the computer itself, but the keyboard. About 3-4 years ago I bought Hiper Clavier aluminum keyboard. It was fantastic and beautiful. The only bad thing about it was the sound that the keys made. It was sort of hollow and somewhat unpleasant. Last year I t...
by N-K
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: M-ITX DIY case with 120mm fan / now with HD3450 mod!
Replies: 30
Views: 35701

A small update. The quadro seemed a little slow so I decided to overclock it a bit. Couldn't find any software that could support it or Win7, so I just modified the bios. Original idle / load (MHz) GPU: 208 / 459 Shader: 416 / 918 Memory: 100 / 400 First I tried to OC and UC it, but the idle clocks ...
by N-K
Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: M-ITX DIY case with 120mm fan / now with HD3450 mod!
Replies: 30
Views: 35701

Thanks for all the comments. What's the story on those speaker stands? I made them couple of years ago when I bought those speakers. Things went sort of the same way as with this computer. I made plans and then did it differently anyways. I bought a 1m x 17cm x 2,8mm piece of wood and cut it couple ...
by N-K
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: M-ITX DIY case with 120mm fan / now with HD3450 mod!
Replies: 30
Views: 35701

Thanks! Have you considered/tried a smaller still case volume - perhaps using a smaller fan and placing it above the motherboard backplate - or was that not a priority? My original plan was actually a smaller case with 120mm fan at the top. That would have been around 20cm x 20cm x 16cm or so. At s...
by N-K
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: M-ITX DIY case with 120mm fan / now with HD3450 mod!
Replies: 30
Views: 35701

had you thought of using a slipstream as the exhaust fan? Either a slipstream or a Nexus fan. Both are fine. I think I'll first just wait and see if I can get something for free before I buy it. If you're willing to take requests, could you show a one or two more pictures of the insides and another...
by N-K
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: M-ITX DIY case with 120mm fan / now with HD3450 mod!
Replies: 30
Views: 35701

It's pci-e 1x. http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2571/nvs290f.jpg You can see the DMS-59 -connector in the picture showing the back/bottom of the case. It's almost impossible to put it there because of the limited space. I have to take that ~3cm wide aluminum bar off if I want to take the card off or...
by N-K
Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: M-ITX DIY case with 120mm fan / now with HD3450 mod!
Replies: 30
Views: 35701

M-ITX DIY case with 120mm fan / now with HD3450 mod!

Whoa, this got longer than I thought. I used to have a fast computer that was absolutely silent. Then it got boring. There was nothing else to do with it so I started to plan my next computer. It had to be M-ITX with picopsu and C2D processor and I wanted to do the case myself. Why M-ITX? Because th...
by N-K
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noctua P12 - loud at 900rpm, or faulty?
Replies: 10
Views: 3005

I have the same fan as a case fan. It was far too loud with one of the adapters and it didn't even start with the other. I connected it directly to the PSU. It runs @5v so it's about 600rpm. It is not that loud any more but it definitely makes some noise. I was sure it was my HDD vibrating but the n...
by N-K
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just one fan in the whole case...
Replies: 34
Views: 6833

The ambient temp is about 22-23 °C CPU gets to ~60°C, probably more if GPU is also stressed. I have made a duct for CPU heatsink from a piece of cardboard. Can't say any specific numbers about GPU load temperatures but it's somewhere near 70. That's just an estimate. HDD is completely separated fr...
by N-K
Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just one fan in the whole case...
Replies: 34
Views: 6833

I have only one fan running about 500rpm in my Silverstone TJ09 case. CPU, GPU and PSU are passively cooled. When you are cooling your hole computer with only one fan, you definitely want to control the airflow as much as possible. All of the intakes have to be at places where they are needed the mo...
by N-K
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron Zen 300 for this setup?
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

It was a brand new FSP300-60GNF. I'm not sure it the casing of the psu has ever even been changed. At least I think they have always looked the same. Fortons website doesn't specify the dimensions of the FSPxxx-60GNF / TNF units, it just says 140 x 150 x 86mm for both of them I guess. The 400W model...
by N-K
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron Zen 300 for this setup?
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

I have built a computer with NSK3480 and Fortron Zen 300W so I'm sure it fits there with a standard optical drive. The computer only had an AM2 motherboard with nvidia 8200 integrated graphics and be-4850e processor. There were no problems with it at any point of startup. I have a passive psu myself...
by N-K
Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: anyone with the Samsung F1 320GB?
Replies: 3
Views: 1623

I have had both versions of the 320GB drive. The F1 seems to be slightly quieter than the T166. Both were with AAM enabled. The F1 is also a lot faster than the previous version. If I remember correctly, the old one got 5.6 from Vista performance test and the new one gets 5.9. I didn't test the old ...
by N-K
Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 123264

8.8 beta didn't even work for me. (Vista 64)

I flashed my 4850 bios to use 145MHz@1,00V/ 500MHz on idle.
Still no change in temperatures. Can't say anything about the power consumption...

Do the shaders clock down with the core? There has to be something to blame...
by N-K
Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 123264

I updated the bios of my Asus HD4850 so that the idle frequencies are now 160/500MHz. I didn't use the MSI fixed bios because it was said it's not compatible. The bios checksum seemed to be different. That's why I just changed the idle values of my original bios with Radeon Bios Editor and flashed i...
by N-K
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fast drive other then a Raptor.
Replies: 9
Views: 3014

I just got the single platter Samsung HD322HJ. After fresh install of Vista, I ran HD Tune. Minimum 57.7 MB/sec Maximum 110.8 MB/sec Average 92.9 MB/sec Access Time 15.5 ms I would say it's pretty good for the price... I also got 5.9 from the built-in performance test in Vista. AAM was enabled and s...
by N-K
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 123264

I have had the Asus EAH4850 for a day now. The fan spins really slowly on idle. When I ran 3DMARK06 it still didn't seem to spin faster. At least I didn't spot any difference. This could be a problem. GPU-Z shows 500MHz for GPU core and 750MHz for memory when on idle. They sure seem a bit high... I'...