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by hans007
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: my mini review of supermicro CSE-731i-300B mATX server case
Replies: 8
Views: 3949

Re: my mini review of supermicro CSE-731i-300B mATX server c

well i dont have this case anymore. went laptop seeing as i dont game and it saves even more power.
by hans007
Sat May 14, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Phenom II X4 955 and Athlon II X4 640 idle power?
Replies: 8
Views: 3706

Re: Phenom II X4 955 and Athlon II X4 640 idle power?

also dependson which stepping 955 is in that xbit labs review.


most 955s in reviews are probably C2 stepping which didnt have c1E. C3 955s do have it. so they idle even less.
by hans007
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Micro ATX case recommendations
Replies: 53
Views: 12180

i have this case... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811152130&cm_re=supermicro_case_micro-_-11-152-130-_-Product i've had a nsk3480 and well this case is just better built (it is a server case i guess), i think with better features. doesn't have a 120mm fan, but thats about all...
by hans007
Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: my mini review of supermicro CSE-731i-300B mATX server case
Replies: 8
Views: 3949

atmartens wrote:Is it quiet/silent?
very much so. it doesnt have a ton of vent holes in the side panels so its basically inaudible. power supply is very quiet too.
by hans007
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: my mini review of supermicro CSE-731i-300B mATX server case
Replies: 8
Views: 3949

my mini review of supermicro CSE-731i-300B mATX server case

so given what i'd call a dearth of micro ATX "high quality" options I stumbled across this case when looking for a new case for a build and wow its actually quite nice. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811152123 is its newegg link. There is a slightly different version the CSE-7...
by hans007
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: J&W MINIX 890GX-USB3 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 13
Views: 7734

I don't know what the grunt about SO-DIMM is, aren't they more power efficient and similarly priced, with a form factor possibly allowing more than 2 slots on a mini-itx motherboard? If anything I think sata 6gbps vs sata 3gbps is much more important than the difference in ram as many SSDs releasin...
by hans007
Mon May 24, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM3 power consumption in AM2 motherboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 5059

if you put an am3 chip into a am2 board (not an Am2+ board though) the am2 board doesn't support split plane voltage so it will use more power as there isnt the lower voltage available. so if you used say a am3 chip in a geforce 6100 board vs say a newer board like a 785g it would use a little more ...
by hans007
Tue May 04, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any news from Antec?
Replies: 9
Views: 3169

Some further possible alternatives (with reference only to dimensions) to the NSK3480: 7) Apex TM Series ; 8] Codegen M100 Series ; 9) InWin EM Series ; 10) InWin V Series . Regards, Luca Thanks for the list Lucas. There were a lot of cases/brands I've never heard of! I'm rocking a P180 mini right ...
by hans007
Tue May 04, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Could AMD/Intel standardize mounting heatsink?
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

At first, even Intel itself can't standardize mounting holes -- there're Socket 775/1156/1366 in the market and they require different mounting clips. Second, AMD has managed to continue using AM2 mounting clips across the AM2/AM2+/AM3 boards, so why do they must ditch consistent, successful mounti...
by hans007
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD and C1E
Replies: 8
Views: 8573

Re: AMD and C1E

I was fiddling with the bios of my Gigabyte MA770T-UD3 motherboard and noticed C1E setting "Disabled". I didn't even know AMD supported C1E, I thought this was an Intel thing. I have Cool'n'Quiet enabled, but what difference will it make if I switch C1E to enabled? it only works on athlon II and ph...
by hans007
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: H55 and H57 motherboards
Replies: 13
Views: 4231

MtnHermit wrote:
qpc wrote:If the money is not the problem, is it P or H then?
I'd say H. For the P you must use a discrete VGA card, with H you can use the on chip IGP or discrete VGA. I believe P can do SLI/CF at full x16 bandwidth, H series cannot.

actually P can do 2 x8 2.0 slots.

H cannot do 2 slots at all.
by hans007
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new athlon ii 250u cpu... 25W tdp..
Replies: 4
Views: 3806

new athlon ii 250u cpu... 25W tdp..

I was at officemax today and saw a computer that was built into an 18.5" monitor by HP.

Apparently its a 1.6ghz cpu based on the regor core, and there is also a planned 260u model.

Anyone know if there is a place online to buy just a cpu?
by hans007
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 235e v. Athlon64 X2 3600+ Brisbane
Replies: 7
Views: 4685

If you're willing to undervolt on your own, 250 seems to be a better choice. Otherwise, 235e is a 45W cpu for people who don't like to make their hands dirty. i actually had a 250 and 240, and have a 235e now. the 235e at idle still uses a couple less watts somehow even when i undervolted the 240. ...
by hans007
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS Build. The lowest power possible. LE-1250 + 740G?
Replies: 28
Views: 5935

you can buy a 2650e on ebay a lot of the time for like $20-25.

that would be lower obviously
by hans007
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 235e v. Athlon64 X2 3600+ Brisbane
Replies: 7
Views: 4685

If you're willing to undervolt on your own, 250 seems to be a better choice. Otherwise, 235e is a 45W cpu for people who don't like to make their hands dirty. i actually had a 250 and 240, and have a 235e now. the 235e at idle still uses a couple less watts somehow even when i undervolted the 240. ...
by hans007
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i5-661: A 32nm CPU with Integrated Graphics
Replies: 86
Views: 30224

the article's benchmarks are not entirely good for interpreting.. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1013-page4.html so that chart makes the hd3200 look really slow. the problem is they used the 4850e with the hd3200 and the phenom ii with the hd3300 (they are the same chip just 500mhz and 700mhz)...
by hans007
Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting the AMD 240e: Can it run passively? Best mobo?
Replies: 23
Views: 15707

i actually eventually ended up swapping out my 240 for a 235e...


it uses something like 2 watts-3 watt under idle than the 240 did undervolted so there might be something else there.

you can get a 235e on ebay for under $60 sometimes especially with the bing cash.
by hans007
Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Athlon II X2 240e Review @PCStats
Replies: 14
Views: 8814

Does any of you by any chance know of any upcoming price cuts? I can hold off this upgrade until late January. I just noticed that Tiger Direct here in the US has all the new "e" line of AMD's up for sale. The 240e from the review in the OP is $85 for the retail version. I can't wait to see more re...
by hans007
Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI LANParty MI P55-T36 Intel P55 Mini ITX Motherboard
Replies: 30
Views: 21361

superbiiz is carrying it already.

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-MIP55T3


there is a $10 off code somewhere on the internet and 5% through bing cashback as well. REINDEER10 which is 10 off 75 (expiring 12/21)
by hans007
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Realistic power consumption of 785G + Athlon X4 630
Replies: 18
Views: 7402

also i'd like to add, i undervolted the 630 to 1.175 voltes from stock, and load draw fell to about 105 W
by hans007
Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Realistic power consumption of 785G + Athlon X4 630
Replies: 18
Views: 7402

i've used a 630 on my 780g based itx setup.

at default voltages using orthos load it hit something like 125 watts from the wall with a kill-a-watt.

idle was around 70 watts.

this is with ddr2 ram though, and 1 hard drive and 1 slim optical drive that
by hans007
Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS phenom II 905e $155 shipped
Replies: 0
Views: 811

FS phenom II 905e $155 shipped

i've got a brand new oem 905e sitting around. decided my 235e was enough. anyhow, $155 shipped, which is $41 less than newegg for retail. I've got heatware.com feedback under hans007. email me at hanswee@yahoo.com if you are interested (i do not go to spcr every day) if you pay by check/money order/...
by hans007
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting Athlon 620?
Replies: 6
Views: 2935

CnQ won't work if the manual voltage settings(at least on K10). Well, it's not a big matter though That depends on the motherboard. Some of them keep C'n'Q active when undervolting. Some even lower the idle voltage accordingly. My Jetway NC62K-LF is such an example. I run my 240 at 1.125 V and idle...
by hans007
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting Athlon 620?
Replies: 6
Views: 2935

the athlon II series seems to undervolt pretty well.


i had a 620 to test out for a bit, and it ran @ 1.175 V fine. i think stock is 1.4 or something.


did the same with a 240, as well.
by hans007
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MiniITX with AMD for Storage Server
Replies: 10
Views: 3684

jetway makes tons of mini itx stuff, and so does zotac.

i think the jetway boards have better bios support it seems.

i have the j&w which is pretty hard to get in the US and that would work too if you could get one.
by hans007
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Athlon II X2 240e Review @PCStats
Replies: 14
Views: 8814

the voltage is only .75 lower than a normal 240 1.35 vs 1.425. I have a 240 here, undervolted to 1.175 and almost all the athlon II line can do this, so its probably better to not spend the extra on the 45W ones, though they are barely more expensve. there is a guy on ebay selling 235e right now fo ...
by hans007
Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting the AMD 240e: Can it run passively? Best mobo?
Replies: 23
Views: 15707

i have my athlon ii x2 240 undervolted to 1.175V on a j&w minix 780g. Pretty hard to find, but its a great htpc board.
by hans007
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Choices: Enclosure for Zotac ION-A mini-itx
Replies: 12
Views: 4564

Re: Choices: Enclosure for Zotac ION-A mini-itx

Hello !! I'm pleased to meet you all here at SPCR. I may have the 1 million dollars question: Which are my( your ) choices, if I want a case for a mini-itx quiet/silent system? I'm planning to mount this: Zotac ION A + 4 GB RAM 1 or 2 3.5" HDD (I have 2 HDD); at least, the Western Digital WD10EVDS ...
by hans007
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD processor for windows home server build? Want passive
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

if you can find a 2650e , they run pretty cool. i have a server with one inside (With a normal heatsink) and honestly it probably could run with the fan unplugged. there are some on ebay for $20 or so (peopel pull them out of the acer/emachines laptops that have them and the desktop sffs they sell) ...