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by Rebellious
Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Rethinking optimal RAM Speed for Skylake builds...
Replies: 5
Views: 4136

Re: Rethinking optimal RAM Speed for Skylake builds...

I built 3 Skylakes recently and found no real advantage in DDR4 speed. Here's one of them using DDR3 Samsung 'magic' ram: http://www.passmark.com/baselines/V8/display.php?id=60297416810 I loaded PassMark test software and for comparison I searched for submitted results with the fastest memory scores...
by Rebellious
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Efficient 12v brick in the UK?
Replies: 3
Views: 3844

Re: Efficient 12v brick in the UK?

I've tested various power bricks a while ago for my system and I got these numbers: Seasonic 80w (SSA-0901-12) - Idle 21W, Load 48W Meanwell 80w (GS90A12-P1M) - Idle 24W, Load 51W FSP 84W (FSP084-DMAA1) - Idle 21W, Load 53W Delta 90W (Got this one from a QNAP NAS) - Idle 21W, Load 49W So I can reco...
by Rebellious
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Maximus VIII Impact Mini-ITX Skylake Motherboard
Replies: 13
Views: 9814

Re: Asus Maximus VIII Impact Mini-ITX Skylake Motherboard

How come Asus put only an HDMI port? Their high-end boards usually have DVI, HDMI and Displayport.

Also i7-6700K iGPU is a step down from the previous gen Broadwell C-series. Why did Intel do that?
by Rebellious
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 33277

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

So what did you decide? Are we gonna see some pics?
by Rebellious
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: CamMi, dedicated Blue Iris Camera Server
Replies: 12
Views: 22941

Re: CamMi, dedicated Blue Iris Camera Server

...Thank you. The best thing would be a live warning from motion detection. But what do you do then? Login with your tablet and watch the burglar? Blue Iris has both an Android and IOS app associated with it. Either one is capable of providing (near) instant alert on motion detect. In practice its ...
by Rebellious
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: CamMi, dedicated Blue Iris Camera Server
Replies: 12
Views: 22941

Re: CamMi, dedicated Blue Iris Camera Server

Love the PSU filler plate. Did you make it yourself? Sorry not that skilled =(, you can buy them, Lian Li Vented Power Supply Bracket Cover - Silver . This is for when you're away from home? Can you descibe some scenarios? Well on my job, I travel a lot, usually im not home 5 days a week, so with t...
by Rebellious
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: CamMi, dedicated Blue Iris Camera Server
Replies: 12
Views: 22941

Re: CamMi, dedicated Blue Iris Camera Server

This is for when you're away from home? Can you descibe some scenarios?

Love the PSU filler plate. Did you make it yourself?
by Rebellious
Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 54
Views: 41189

Re: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

Thank you, great review, as always. The whole point of Mini-ITX is small, but this one has the footprint of an ATX. It looks like a Lian Li, is it?
by Rebellious
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 650W Seasonic X-series for mini-ITX ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: 650W Seasonic X-series for mini-ITX ?

Why not use the pico-PSU in the ATX case? Just zip-tie the power brick where the ATX PSU would otherwise have gone. :) http://www.silentpcreview.com/article947-page3.html Why do mini-ITX cases have to be on a desk anyway? It's just a matter of desk design IMO. For example, at my local bank I see th...
by Rebellious
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 650W Seasonic X-series for mini-ITX ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: 650W Seasonic X-series for mini-ITX ?

what is the reason for the new PSU, whats wrong with the pico? I already have a couple of 650W Seasonic-X, I thought I'd use them in a floor-rolling ATX case. mini-ITX cases are cute but they HAVE to be on your desk, whereas ATX-case-on-the-foor is more ergonomic (even though it would be mostly emp...
by Rebellious
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dual 4K monitor PC
Replies: 41
Views: 16299

Re: Dual 4K monitor PC

At 3840 x 2160 you may find some CAD fonts too small. Even some web pages are hard-coded with small fonts. OS system fonts can be changed, but not all fonts are adjustable in some apps. Have you already checked if such ergonomics are acceptable to you? I'm using an ASUS PB278Q (2560 x 1440) and find...
by Rebellious
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 650W Seasonic X-series for mini-ITX ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: 650W Seasonic X-series for mini-ITX ?

Thank you, that's close to what I thought, 40% of the power is wasted at idle, 30% at full load.

So, is it worth using an ATX PSU with mini-ITX systems? Better question is, what are the alternatives?
by Rebellious
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 650W Seasonic X-series for mini-ITX ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

650W Seasonic X-series for mini-ITX ?

These are 80 Plus Gold, but will 650W run too inefficiently with a low-power miniITX?

The mini-ITX is an i5, idles at 18W at the wall with a PicoPSU and maxes out at 65-80W. I'm thinking that this PSU may use more power than the PC.
by Rebellious
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home theater PC without a keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11824

Re: Home theater PC without a keyboard

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2.5" adapter HD-321 ready for mounting.

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Installed.

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The softest ride ever for a pair of HDs, and with the perfect jiggle per gram of weight.
by Rebellious
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home theater PC without a keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11824

Re: Home theater PC without a keyboard

Things you can do with Noctua rubber fan mounts.


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Wet it and screw it into a Lian-Li adapter HD-321, instead of the regular Li part.



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Or just pull it through.


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One use only for the rubber gooshies, once installed cannot be removed.
by Rebellious
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build for software development
Replies: 14
Views: 3564

Re: New build for software development

I run 4 Windows VM guests under Linux host, with a Phenom II 965BE @4GHz on 16GB memory. I use VMs for testing and only use one VM at a time, if all VMs are busy at once you may want to go with an 8-core cpu.
by Rebellious
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ASUS Maximus VI Impact: Enthusiast Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 6078

Re: ASUS Maximus VI Impact: Enthusiast Mini-ITX Motherboard

The high minimum RPM in all these ASus mobos is bizarre. In the z77 at least the CPU fan has a min of 20%, I had to connect case fans to the CPU header: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=66864 Their new Z87I-Deluxe Mini ITX has 3 PWM sys_fan headers that are useless at 60% mi...
by Rebellious
Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home theater PC without a keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11824

Re: Home theater PC without a keyboard

Do these machines function as a DVR? Could they? Firefox has extensions that can save any video to disk, e.g. DownloadHelper. I use it occasionally to save movies. But for the most part it’s a TV replacement, we watch live programs, and switch “channels” using the remote. I also wrote a sleep-timer...
by Rebellious
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home theater PC without a keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11824

Re: Home theater PC without a keyboard

Farnsworth wrote:
Rebellious wrote:
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ATX hardware in the living room
Where did you find the black "support beam" you used for the graphics card?

I'm looking for something similar to support my drooping graphics card.
It comes with the cooler, prolimatech kit. It's good for holding fans, but otherwise ineffective.
by Rebellious
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home theater PC without a keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11824

Re: Home theater PC without a keyboard

Thanks a lot for the pictures. Yes, the Q11 is just bit higher and deeper (with the front fan mounting) Thanks so much for showing me your cable solution for the case fan. It looks perfect, with the feedback info of rpm. I think I have the same issue on my current Gigabyte mobo (GA-B75M) and my fro...
by Rebellious
Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home theater PC without a keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11824

Re: Home theater PC without a keyboard

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with PicoPSU


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Q11
by Rebellious
Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home theater PC without a keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11824

Re: Home theater PC without a keyboard

Thanks for the info. I will be running a small i3-4330 without any heavy work. It should be cooler than your i5. You are running at 200rpm for both fan, all the time? Other question (sorry, just curious): Why not a tower cooler, since you went for picoPSU? (you have the room) Maybe with just the to...
by Rebellious
Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Image upload space on SPCR forum increased
Replies: 12
Views: 6110

Re: Image upload space on SPCR forum increased

Why not use a third-party image hosting site such as postimg.org? :) In nearly 11 years, umpteen images without which forum discussions become nonsensical have been lost due to such third-party hosters disappearing, users accounts being deleted, etc. A lot of it is trivial, but some important -- no...
by Rebellious
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home theater PC without a keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11824

Re: Home theater PC without a keyboard

Hi Rebel, The mini ITX box, is it a PC-Q03? Why did you choose this one, over other Lian Li and other brands? What is the CPU cooler that you are using? What's the CPU? Running cool all the time? If using picoPSU, why not having a tall tower, HR-02 or Mugen 4? I'm planning a mini ITX with the Q07 s...
by Rebellious
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home theater PC without a keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11824

Re: Home theater PC without a keyboard

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ATX hardware in the living room




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AMD 965BE with custom heatsink mount



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Lian-Li A17
by Rebellious
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home theater PC without a keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11824

Re: Home theater PC without a keyboard

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Both fans run below 200 RPM



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mobo /w Intel Core i5-3570K



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Mini-Box picoPSU-150-XT
by Rebellious
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home theater PC without a keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11824

Re: Home theater PC without a keyboard

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Mini-ITX
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by Rebellious
Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Image upload space on SPCR forum increased
Replies: 12
Views: 6110

Re: Image upload space on SPCR forum increased

Thanks Mike. So there's no per user max? It only lets me upload 3 pics per post, so I'll have to keep posting as time permits.
by Rebellious
Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home theater PC without a keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11824

Re: Home theater PC without a keyboard

IMG_6491_25P.JPG A sensor bar ($5 from Amazon) allows the Wii to locate itself in 3-dimenional space through triangulation. In Windows you can use GlovePIE to run the Wii mouse, but the driver is problematic. The Linux driver (CWiid wminput) is far superior, so we run Linux instead. IMG_6519_25P.JP...
by Rebellious
Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Home theater PC without a keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11824

Home theater PC without a keyboard

Steve Jobs did it the right way, he designed platforms to suit the purpose. I'm doing it backwards, using a standard PC to suit a propose for which it wasn't designed. But it's fun to play with, so I'm sharing my photo notes. Without photos I can never remember what I've done. Basically I'm streamin...