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by grosskur
Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY
Replies: 36
Views: 22705

Re: Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY

The table on page 4 says 45W for CPU+GPU Load, whereas the graph on page 5 says 40W. Which one is correct?
by grosskur
Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Current 3.5" external enclosure of choice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2071

I have a 2.5" NexStar 3 and really like it. For 3.5", I went with the Antec MX-1. It was well-reviewed on SPCR in March 2007. It's not silent, but it's very quiet and provides great cooling. Should be able to get it for under $50 USD now.
by grosskur
Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD? Intel? Single Core? Dual Core? Gulp!
Replies: 43
Views: 16125

woodsman : Take a look at the Rosewill IDE Device to SATA Device Mini Vertical Bridge (for IDE device) Model RC204- Retail . Currently on sale for $12/ea (down from $20/ea) at Newegg. I haven't used them myself, but from what I've read these bad boys should let you connect your IDE drives to SATA p...
by grosskur
Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Anyone using a T3-M2NC51PV or seen a review.
Replies: 3
Views: 5922

Did you end up getting this system? I'm thinking of getting one myself and I'm interested to know how quiet it is.
by grosskur
Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LCD Computer Monitors with Glass Screens
Replies: 2
Views: 1606

I haven't seen a Diamond View monitor, but AIUI almost every screen manufacturer has their own version of anti-reflective screen technology. (Acer: CrystalBrite; Asus: Color Shine/Crystal Shine; Dell: TrueLife; Fujitsu: CrystalView/SuperFine; Gateway: UltraBright; HP: BrightView; Sony: XBRITE; Toshi...
by grosskur
Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:42 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Mac Mini Gamers Edition
Replies: 14
Views: 7447

FWIW, if all you want is to add a 3.5" drive to the mini, just get an external SATA enclosure and route the SATA cable outside to it.
by grosskur
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec NSK3300 low-power server
Replies: 4
Views: 2612

Everything I've read says this will be a seriously low-power rig. As I'm using on-board video for now, the main power draw is the CPU and with Merom that should be less than 35W. It seems like I don't need all the juice of the 300W that comes with the NSK3300.. could I get away with a PicoPSU or si...
by grosskur
Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core 2 Duo, much lower power consumption with older chipsets
Replies: 33
Views: 13667

pxa270, I'm also deciding between Intel and AMD for a budget micro-ATX system. Thanks for pointing out the ALiveNF4G-DVI board. I was previously looking at the Biostar TForce 6100 AM2 ( review ). Seems to overclock decently , but it doesn't have GbE or DVI. Leaning toward Conroe now, though. Really ...
by grosskur
Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core 2 Duo, much lower power consumption with older chipsets
Replies: 33
Views: 13667

Thank you! :) This is just the kind of information I've been looking for...
by grosskur
Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 35W/65W dual-core CPU review @ X-Bit Labs
Replies: 76
Views: 32785

I think there’s more to come with C2D at idle with a different motherboard. 975X based boards tend to be fully loaded with Crossfire support, an extra IDE chip for multiple PATA ports & extra SATA ports, Dual Ethernet, Firewire etc. Has anyone seen power consumption figures for Conroe on a micro-...
by grosskur
Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestion for a file server?
Replies: 25
Views: 8544

Hi duality: Speaking as someone who has been down this road, I'd strongly advise you to think carefully about whether you really want the trouble of running two separate computers. A couple of years ago, I decided to move my drives (4x120GB) into a separate file/web server. It seemed like a great id...
by grosskur
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 6 drives and quiet(ish)?
Replies: 23
Views: 5412

Mupp,

It is not that noisy, but it is definitely not silent. I keep this server inside a storage room, so I'm more concerned with airflow rather than noise (as long as I can't hear the noise through the wall, which I can't).

Regards,
Alan
by grosskur
Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 6 drives and quiet(ish)?
Replies: 23
Views: 5412

Greetings, I am running five Seagate drives suspended in a Lian Li PC6077 case. This case has been mentioned before in the forums. It has seven 5.25" drive bays. I leave the bay covers off, and I have two 80mm Panaflo 24 CFM/21 dB fans blowing out the back of the case. I've also got a 300W Seasonic ...