Search found 44 matches

by micksh
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Look at this beauty! - Wooden case, nMediaPC HTPC 8000
Replies: 14
Views: 5937

Look at this beauty! - Wooden case, nMediaPC HTPC 8000

http://benchmarkreviews.com/images/reviews/cases/nmedia_htpc8000/nmediapc_htpc-8000_front.jpg http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=331&Itemid=61 I think wood should be good for sound dampening. Unfortunately, the guy reviewed it didn't seem to assemble system in it....
by micksh
Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Celeron E3x00
Replies: 17
Views: 5268

ilovejedd, thank you for explanation, I understand now. Sorry, I made my post look like it was rather emotional which was unnecessary.
by micksh
Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Celeron E3x00
Replies: 17
Views: 5268

You want a case much smaller than ISK-300 and thus can't fit the kind of heatsink you'd need to cool a Celeron. At load, you are saving about 20W of heat with the Atom and in a very small case that is significant. Mobile of Desktop would also be a solution here, but if you don't need the processing...
by micksh
Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Celeron E3x00
Replies: 17
Views: 5268

Sorry, but aside from the heat issue as jessekopelman mentioned, it's not a guarantee that your 65W power supply will be able to support a build based on desktop parts even if total system power consumption maxes out at, say, 50W. There has been a review of ISK300 posted on this site. It was done w...
by micksh
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Celeron E3x00
Replies: 17
Views: 5268

Finally, mini-ITX cases with crippled PSU like Antec ISK-300-65 will make sense when used with Zotac 9300 MB - this CPU would not have to push them to the limit. Just a little performance drop comparing to e5200, should be good for small HTPC. Considering paired with the said motheroard it will be c...
by micksh
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P182 build. With Q9550. Update: Finally quiet
Replies: 17
Views: 13381

Ye gods, that cable job gives me the shivers... Otherwise I'd say its getting there, but do something with the cables! :) Yes, I know my cable management sucks. Sure I will fix it at some point. But now it would not help to silence my HDDs, would it? Sorry for unpleasant look, that wasn't a point o...
by micksh
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P182 build. With Q9550. Update: Finally quiet
Replies: 17
Views: 13381

It`s looks good so far. It`s not necessary to have the newest parts in order to build a nice and quiet computer ;) It would be nice if we could see an overall shot of your computer. Thanks:) Here is one (I assume internal one because from outside it is regular P182 except tape on top vent which is ...
by micksh
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P182 build. With Q9550. Update: Finally quiet
Replies: 17
Views: 13381

thepwner, If you have such hole you should see a warning printed on hard drive like "Don't cover this hole". Maybe all hard drives have such holes, I'm not sure. But experience tells that if there is no warning the hard drive can be safely put in enclosure. 2 HDDs have been working for a month now a...
by micksh
Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P182 build. With Q9550. Update: Finally quiet
Replies: 17
Views: 13381

There is one note that I think I have to make. There are reportedly some hard drives with so called "breathing hole". Reportedly enclosures like Logisis HD Silenser may cover that hole and then hard drive dies. My hard drives don't have that hole and I don't know which drives have it. For me Logisis...
by micksh
Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P182 build. With Q9550. Update: Finally quiet
Replies: 17
Views: 13381

What's with the ground wire on the HDDs?
I did not dig into this. It doesn't make much sense to me but it was in the instructions and it wasn't hard to do so I just connected the wire. I don't care even if it's useless. These Logisys are good pieces of hardware.
by micksh
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P182 build. With Q9550. Update: Finally quiet
Replies: 17
Views: 13381

Antec P182 build. With Q9550. Update: Finally quiet

This is a build reusing some old and very old parts that I had so please don't judge it heavily. I will upgrade it at some point. Motherboard Asus P5Q Pro, 8GB 1066 DDR2. Back fan - Scythe Slipstream 1200 RPM Top fan Scythe S-Flex 1200 Front bottom fan Yate Loon 120x20 1200 All fans are undervolted ...
by micksh
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sparkle SPI220LE.....more mods, now fanless.
Replies: 18
Views: 10968

Hi, Bluefront and All I am looking for a PSU replacement for Shuttle KPC K45. After reading your thread and another one with KPC and Flex PSU I think I need buy Sparkle SPI220LE and possibly replace fan. I have Scythe mini-kaze 40x10 fan as well as Scythe mini-kaze ultra 40x20. KPC would have someth...
by micksh
Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [DIY] Antec P180 Bottom front chamber 25mm wide FAN mod.
Replies: 24
Views: 35595

Failed to get help here I looked on other forums. Particulary here forums hexus net hexus-hardware/155475-antec-p182-lower-chamber-fan.html (can't post links before I posted 3 messages, thank you moderators) which led me to a video that inspired me www youtube com watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=fVl4jGm1hbs ...
by micksh
Sun May 24, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [DIY] Antec P180 Bottom front chamber 25mm wide FAN mod.
Replies: 24
Views: 35595

Why bother with this when you can just install a 20mm thick fan, which is relatively easily available, and not have to mod the case irreversibly? Could anyone please tell how to do that? I don't want to do this mod, I have 20mm fan but I can't force it to go in place. Are there instructions or pict...