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by silentbobbo
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 22" monitor recommenation
Replies: 7
Views: 3023

Re: 22" monitor recommenation

This is interesting. The only reason I was choosing a 21.5 inch monitor is because I wanted to maintain the same resolution 1920x1080 since I RDP (fullscreen) into a laptop from PC1, then RDP from PC2 into PC1 and don't want to re-initiate this connection into the laptop But now I see even the 24 an...
by silentbobbo
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 22" monitor recommenation
Replies: 7
Views: 3023

Re: 22" monitor recommenation

Great advice! I only care about regular computer browsing, work stuff and at times, multimedia so I will focus on viewing angle and of course, power usage I did find one monitor with HDMI input. Would the audio flow over this and play in the integrated monitor speakers or would I still need separate...
by silentbobbo
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 22" monitor recommenation
Replies: 7
Views: 3023

22" monitor recommenation

Guys My 17" LCD on my secondary computer just got kaput and I need to replace with a 22" one, possibly with in-built speakers to save desk space. Would love a recommendation for a silent and green one and have a few questions: 1) What parameters should I be looking at in the specs? 2) Why are most m...
by silentbobbo
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thoughts on Temjin TJ08B-E + Ivy Bridge Build
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Re: Thoughts on Temjin TJ08B-E + Ivy Bridge Build

Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I'm thinking of making the following changes. 1) Using the SilverStone SST-PS07B case instead of the TJ08B-E. I plan to make two modifications : 1.1) Take one of the fans from in front and put it on the rear of the case . Hopefully that will cool things well eno...
by silentbobbo
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thoughts on Temjin TJ08B-E + Ivy Bridge Build
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Re: Thoughts on Temjin TJ08B-E + Ivy Bridge Build

CA Steve: I heard that the IGPs don't perform great on multimonitor setups, and eventually I want 3 screens. Things as silly as the UAC "darkening screen" apparently have lag. I also might do a bit of a casual gaming. So I figured a discrete card would be good, but a fanless, relatively inexpensive ...
by silentbobbo
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thoughts on Temjin TJ08B-E + Ivy Bridge Build
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Thoughts on Temjin TJ08B-E + Ivy Bridge Build

Hi, I'm building a new quiet system. I was hoping to gather thoughts on my "shopping list". I've spent a few days reading about a lot of the individual components, but I don't have a good sense for how they might or might not fit or work well together. Any thoughts would be appreciated with respect ...
by silentbobbo
Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: fans, with or [without] you?
Replies: 24
Views: 7381

Re: fans, with or [without] you?

Ok, i get your point, the Shuttle case is not reusable. I've found the Coolermaster TC-100 in an Italian shop, price-wise doesn't change much, considering you have to add an heatpipe and the power adapter. Btw, do you think i will get lower temperatures with the Coolermaster case? I think that havin...
by silentbobbo
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: fans, with or [without] you?
Replies: 24
Views: 7381

Re: fans, with or [without] you?

I've tried various setups on those websites, but the prices are higher than this prebuilt Shuttle XS35V2 i've found on Amazon.it . Back in-topic, i think that fanless systems aren't very popular for the following reasons: - most people don't care about having a fanless system as long as the fan is r...
by silentbobbo
Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: fans, with or [without] you?
Replies: 24
Views: 7381

Re: fans, with or [without] you?

I thought Optimus was not supported on this hardware. It's not a laptop and the video card is requried for digital video output. But maybe it can be made to work. If Shuttle advertises it then it should work. Yep, it's using the 8-cores version of ION. High-res digital video output without a video ...
by silentbobbo
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: fans, with or [without] you?
Replies: 24
Views: 7381

Re: fans, with or [without] you?

You mean a mPCIe decoder? Maybe. Does it even have a mPCIe slot? What about software support? And would that be cost effective? No, i was thinking about a real video card, although they seem difficult to find. ION2 was expected to be released also in this form , but it hasn't happened yet. If you w...
by silentbobbo
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: fans, with or [without] you?
Replies: 24
Views: 7381

Re: fans, with or [without] you?

I've read that when both GPUs are present the system can switch @ runtime from one GPU to another according to system load (and instantly power off the unused one). Thank you for pointing me to that review btw, i thought that the Atom wasn't capable of any 1080p video playback without GPU accelerati...
by silentbobbo
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: fans, with or [without] you?
Replies: 24
Views: 7381

Re: fans, with or [without] you?

The NVIDIA ION seems an adequate GPU for both 1080p video decoding (VP4) and moderate 2D gaming.
I would like an x86 CPU, so i can run most programs i'm used to for browsing internet, etc.
by silentbobbo
Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: fans, with or [without] you?
Replies: 24
Views: 7381

Re: fans, with or [without] you?

I prefer a pre-built system 'cause i haven't much experience in assembling those little nettops, i fear of doing something wrong. The most important thing for me is the noise/price ratio. Performance-wise my only requirement is a GPU capable of hardware HD video decoding. side question: what do you ...
by silentbobbo
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: fans, with or [without] you?
Replies: 24
Views: 7381

Re: fans, with or [without] you?

Can you suggest me other pre-built fanless nettops with similar specs to the XS35GTV2?
by silentbobbo
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: fans, with or [without] you?
Replies: 24
Views: 7381

Re: fans, with or [without] you?

According to this AIDA64 test the XS35GT (fanless) reaches the same temp of the Asus EeeBox EB1501 (with a fan @ 25dBA on heavy load).
The test setup is not exactly the same, but they are very close indeed!
So, since the temperature is the same i would prefer the Shuttle fanless nettop.
by silentbobbo
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: fans, with or [without] you?
Replies: 24
Views: 7381

Re: fans, with or [without] you?

Thanks for your suggestions! So the general best choice is to have a fan. Eventually it can be turned completely off with SpeedFan if external and internal temps aren't too high. But with heavy system load it's better to leave the fan running, otherwise all modern CPUs will get too hot, right? EDIT:...
by silentbobbo
Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Acer Veriton N282G
Replies: 0
Views: 1707

Acer Veriton N282G

I'm looking for some infos about this nettop:
- fan noise measurements
- CPU+GPU temps on heavy load
- SpeedFan support

An SPCR full review would be great!
by silentbobbo
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: fans, with or [without] you?
Replies: 24
Views: 7381

fans, with or [without] you?

I find the idea of a fanless nettop quite attractive.
Btw, i guess this may have also disvantages, like reduced lifespan of the components and higher risk of failures.
by silentbobbo
Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: eSata?
Replies: 3
Views: 929

eSata?

guys

Please forgive me if this is not meant to be posted here

I'm wondering how do I use the eSata on the back of my new asus z68 board. Can I directly connect my sata HDD to it? How does it power up?

Thanks
by silentbobbo
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheaper systems
Replies: 48
Views: 9825

Re: Cheaper systems

Hey Dr.Jim It appears that this case fan isn't capable of connecting into the motherboard (it has a much bigger connector). Tech support confirmed that and said I can instead manually choose High or Low setting on the fan which I set to Low Also found a link http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/...
by silentbobbo
Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheaper systems
Replies: 48
Views: 9825

Re: Cheaper systems

Guys My graphics driver that I downloaded from asrock's website is giving me an error An error occured when registering a dll - mfx_mft_h264vd_32.dll Googling up, I see some folks have had this error in windows 7 while I'm having it with windows 2008 Does anybody know the model of the graphics chips...
by silentbobbo
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheaper systems
Replies: 48
Views: 9825

Re: Cheaper systems

Guys All Done and it's booting up (booted up on the 1st attempt itself!). Overall the toughest thing was the Xigmatek install - I guess I wasn't looking at the diagrams correct Thanks to everybody who contributed to this thread and continue to but special thanks goes out to Dr.Jim Pomatter for being...
by silentbobbo
Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheaper systems
Replies: 48
Views: 9825

Re: Cheaper systems

This is ridiculous - i was trying to mount the backplate on the front side of the motherboard all this while. Just realized that I have to mount it at the back side or bottom of the motherboard

When all's done, this is going to be the funniest thread EVER on silentpcreview
by silentbobbo
Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheaper systems
Replies: 48
Views: 9825

Re: Cheaper systems

In step 5, I tightened the screws all the way down but they aren't all in the same position - some are lower down and were able to tighten more than the others. I think the screw closest to the blue capacitors is least tightened because the capacitor is blocking the faceplate from going any lower an...
by silentbobbo
Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheaper systems
Replies: 48
Views: 9825

Re: Cheaper systems

Thanks guys I got the SD1283 as you had recommended and not the loki but the instructions look similar. In the diagram, for some reason I wasn't able to identify the cushion being up or down. Already 6 hours into assembly time. I installed the mobo into the case but didn't know I had to take it out ...
by silentbobbo
Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheaper systems
Replies: 48
Views: 9825

Re: Cheaper systems

Guys I'm stuck during assembly of the xigmatek SD1283. I removed the middle cushion of the back plate but the side cushions are still there. Should I place the back plate on the motherboard with the cushion on the downside or upside? In other words, when it's placed on the motherboard, should I be a...
by silentbobbo
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheaper systems
Replies: 48
Views: 9825

Re: Cheaper systems

That's what i found too - very expensive. The second NIC is to sniff traffic from the switch for an application i use. Won't be doing it very often but may need to do it from a remote location hence always need the NIC connected I don't think a NIC card should use more than a couple of watts, especi...
by silentbobbo
Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheaper systems
Replies: 48
Views: 9825

Re: Cheaper systems

I completely forgot - I need a mobo with 2 LAN NIC's. Can recommend me one with Smart response SSD caching? previously I was going to go with ASRock Z68 PRO3-M LGA 1155 Intel but it only has a single LAN port
by silentbobbo
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheaper systems
Replies: 48
Views: 9825

Re: Cheaper systems

I think I'm nearing my final build with the ASrock Z68 A friend aid he has a few Samsung 4GB chips from a decommissioned server - M393B5170FH0-YH9. This seems to be ECC memory - can one tell me if it'll be compatible with the board & CPU? I know I don't need ECC memory but if I'm getting it for free...
by silentbobbo
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheaper systems
Replies: 48
Views: 9825

Re: Cheaper systems

I'll go with the AsRock motherboard. Should i keep all other components the same? ASUS P8H67-M LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI Intel Pentium G840 for LGA1155 Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Model KVR1333D3N9K2/8G XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W Ante...