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by Namheul
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU for HTPC ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2966

Im running the following from a 150W picoPSU, using the fanless 150W brick : imo, this doesn't tell us anything useful -- brand, model #, detailed specs are needed. Sorry, as jackoakwood said, its the one from mini-box. Originally had the 102W one, but the fan apparently kicks in at 90W load, and m...
by Namheul
Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU for HTPC ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2966

Im running the following from a 150W picoPSU, using the fanless 150W brick:

DH57JG
i3-530
4GB DDR3
500GB 3.5" Samsung
Slim DVDRW

I had a power meter, but i dont think it was accurate at all, and it would read 90W under load.
by Namheul
Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: i5 + 150 PicoPsu?
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Namheul I do not know your system but if is just a simple i3 or i5 with one HDD and DVD then your values are wrong. What power meter are you using? Are you reading Watt or VA? Its a i3-530 on a DH57JG. 1 3.5" HDD and laptop ODD. The power meter was a cheap $20 one. Im pretty sure im reading watts.
by Namheul
Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: i5 + 150 PicoPsu?
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Seems something is wrong with my PC, or something is wrong with my power meter.

Idle: ~62W
Full Load (Furmark & Prime95): ~132W

Even when i stopped Prime95 but kept Furmark running, it went back to ~62W.
by Namheul
Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: i5 + 150 PicoPsu?
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Im not sure my watt meter is accurate, as i get around 45W idle and others report roughly 30W.

I havent ever fully loaded it with furmark or whatever, but i have encoded lots of videos at 100% CPU. Never monitored the power usage while doing this, but will do tonight and see what it reports.
by Namheul
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: i5 + 150 PicoPsu?
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

It will easily power it.

I have an i3 with a pico 150.
by Namheul
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picopsu 90 enough for i3+dh57jg?
Replies: 29
Views: 7556

At max CPU + GPU load, it will use more than 90W. Not very scientific, but i had an old 102W power brick for my 150W picoPSU, and it had a fan that turns on at 90W load. The fan would sometimes turn on when i was encoding videos (which wasnt even constant 100% CPU, and 0% GPU). I would want at least...
by Namheul
Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: J&W MINIX 890GX-USB3 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 13
Views: 8364

ilovejedd wrote:Ooh, nice find! AM3 CPU + dual gigabit + plenty of SATA ports would make for a nice all-around mini server with a hefty amount of storage and processing power. At least I'm hoping it'll have at least 5~6 SATA ports.
Looks like 4 SATA ports on the pic
by Namheul
Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My system inside an ISK 300-65
Replies: 6
Views: 2760

I have the same motherboard and CPU, but with a regular ODD and 3.5" HDD, and it hits 90W at full load while encoding some videos.

I would get the 65W version, and replace the PSU with a 150W picoPSU.
by Namheul
Wed May 26, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Socket 1156 on DH57JG
Replies: 7
Views: 3197

After some google work, i found that the big shuriken might fit, and that the regular shuriken will fit, and i will be able to use the PCI-E slot too. So i ordered one. I'm using the Big Shuriken on my DH57JG and it fits. You just can't use RAM with tall heatspreaders. Thanks for the pics. Decided ...
by Namheul
Tue May 25, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Socket 1156 on DH57JG
Replies: 7
Views: 3197

After some google work, i found that the big shuriken might fit, and that the regular shuriken will fit, and i will be able to use the PCI-E slot too. So i ordered one.
by Namheul
Tue May 25, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Socket 1156 on DH57JG
Replies: 7
Views: 3197

Oh wow! Didnt realise it could use the push pin mounts. Thanks! Not sure if it will fit though, as the motherboard has a stupid CPU socket location: http://images.anandtech.com/galleries/596/main.jpg I might have to research how much it will hang over the socket, and if it will hit the ram. PCI-E sl...
by Namheul
Tue May 25, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Socket 1156 on DH57JG
Replies: 7
Views: 3197

Socket 1156 on DH57JG

Hi All. I have the DH57JG motherboard with a i3 530, inside an Apex MI-008 case. The stock cooler is too loud for my liking, so i wanted to upgrade it to something to can run passive, or with a slow 120mm fan. Looking at the underside of the motherboard, you will see this: http://images.anandtech.co...
by Namheul
Sun May 23, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Horizontal case for fanless i3/i5 HTPC?
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

I have the Aywun (Apex everywhere else in the world i think) MI-008 with:
Intel DHJG57
i3 530
DVDRW
3.5" HDD

Could easily fit a 2.5" SSD in there too.


I removed the stock PSU and used a picoPSU though.
by Namheul
Mon May 10, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My system inside an ISK 300-65
Replies: 6
Views: 2760

Have you done any load testing?

Under full load, it should use more than 65W.
Also, i have the same CPU-motherboard combination, and i had trouble with the motherboard backplate too. Seemed like it was too big.
by Namheul
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Still no AM3 mITX boards available?
Replies: 13
Views: 3993

I was looking for an AMD solution too.

I ended up with a i3 530 and an Intel DH57JG.
by Namheul
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac H55 ITX board now available
Replies: 9
Views: 3910

Didnt want to wait for Zotac to finally ship these to Australia, plus i have heard a few bad things about the board, so i ordered the Intel one instead. Should be here this week i hope.
by Namheul
Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac H55 ITX board now available
Replies: 9
Views: 3910

Whats with the weird socket location though?

Almost any aftermarket heatsink will fouol on the PCI slot, making it useless.
by Namheul
Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need a New & Small, 200W or Less PSU - Suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

He means that it will have 20W "spare" just in case it needs them.

Just be careful with the 120W pico, as it doesnt have a P4 connector, only has a 20pin connector, and still has a floppy connector on it.

The 150W pico has a P4, 24pin, and 1 molex and 1 sata.
by Namheul
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need a New & Small, 200W or Less PSU - Suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

PicoPSU?
by Namheul
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need to find a small case that can hold 2 3.5" drives
Replies: 4
Views: 2015

I have a Mini ITX FreeNAS server running at home. Im using this case http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/31270-a1-mi-100 Running 2 x 1 TB Samsung 3.5" drives, 1 Nexus 120mm fan, powered by a 120W PicoPSU. I removed the standard power supply and had to modify the chassis a bit, but i have the 2 drive...
by Namheul
Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which NAS to buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1935

I wouldnt bother with an ION board. Why do you need HD capable graphics on a NAS?

I use a Foxconn board which has a N270 Atom, and it works fine.
by Namheul
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK3480, I5-750, Now a Hackintosh
Replies: 32
Views: 15641

Nice rig dude, but i would consider some more cable management. I am not sure what that would accomplish. I could change the camera angle slightly and most of those cables would disappear. Air does not move the way most folks think it does. Thanks for looking, but I think you are dead wrong. I thin...
by Namheul
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: am i pushing picopsu 90w too hard?
Replies: 4
Views: 1939

As far as i know, the fan comes on at 90W load in that adapter. So if you say it sometimes comes on i would say you are using more then 90W.

Im no expert though.

Interestingly, i have the same motherboard, a 65W 4200+, 500GB HDD and 2x1GB ram, and i have never heard the fan in my 102W adapter.
by Namheul
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: which pico psu for this system[?]
Replies: 7
Views: 3298

is this combo good? http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-150-XT-102-power-kit?sc=8&category=1097 I have one of them powering a 780G MicroATX motherboard, AMD 4200+, 3.5" HDD, DVDRW and 1 120mm fan. I also have the 120W version powering an Atom 270 ITX motherboard with 2 x 3.5" HDD and 1 120mm fan. Appar...
by Namheul
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap case for 780G uATX, Sargas, F2, picoPSu, 1 case fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 3021

Im after a similar case too. NSK2400 is way too big, im after something that is almost no bigger than a mATX board.

Any suggestions?
by Namheul
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 785G/SB710
Replies: 41
Views: 21275

Another (p)review from a Chinese site: 785G chipset preview 780G seems like it's been around forever, but it's really not that old. It was a good platform (if you can get it to work) and idea, perhaps the "best" integrated chipset made until that point. Too bad AMD/ATI are dodgy at drivers and supp...
by Namheul
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Micro Fusion 350 HTPC
Replies: 14
Views: 12576

How come you didnt use the mini ninja you bought?
by Namheul
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which LCD TV to choose?
Replies: 29
Views: 5506

RaptorZX3 wrote: @Namheul: do your Series 5 32" TV have clouding problems?
Cant say i have noticed it, but i havent been looking for it. I will have a look tonight.
by Namheul
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ08, passive cooling with a 125W CPU
Replies: 39
Views: 40219

I would love to get a couple of those Kingwin hard drive things, but i cant find them in australia unfortunately.

I have a very similar setup at home :)