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by bean1975
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: High quality 12V 150W AC adapter?
Replies: 3
Views: 3201

Re: High quality 12V 150W AC adapter?

there are a few http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=fsp+12v+12.5a adapters on eBay but I am not sure about the pinout. Also see http://www.ebay.com/itm/MicroBattery-MBA1003-E-FSP150-AHA-FSP150-AHAN1-12V-12-5A-150W-Plug-4Pin-AC-E-/191992668774?hash=item2cb3a7a266:g:NPcAAOSwPCVX~JoZ claims to be 4 pin...
by bean1975
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: want to replace the fan in my Stardom...
Replies: 13
Views: 4505

Re: want to replace the fan in my Stardom...

Hello five years later :D any solutions to 60mm x 10mm fans these days? I am dismayed to hear ;) the 126010DL is not quiet, I would've expected since it has two higher level siblings 126010DM and 126010DH it'd be the quiet one. Should I just suck it and go with a Noctua 40mm? What about the Scythe M...
by bean1975
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Ninja 4
Replies: 64
Views: 74074

Re: Silent MiniITX Skylake in 13.4 litres: 6400, GTX950, Nin

Very nice! However, instead of grinding the bracket to move the heatsink what about pushing the fan forward instead? http://www.moddiy.com/products/Deepcool ... nting.html
by bean1975
Tue May 06, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New passive (!) home server based on an E3-1240v3
Replies: 8
Views: 2920

Re: New passive (!) home server based on an E3-1240v3

I believe the Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H has heatsinks on its own http://www.gigabyte.com/fileupload/product/2/4567/8018_big.jpg plenty enough. Also, the HAF chassis arrived and it's so big the cooler fits even with the top fan left in; of course I removed it cos I don't need it. The overhang is not much ...
by bean1975
Thu May 01, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New passive (!) home server based on an E3-1240v3
Replies: 8
Views: 2920

Re: New passive (!) home server based on an E3-1240v3

This project lapsed a bit; but the Vulcan is not cutting it, there's a HAF 922 on the way in. The Nofan hangs off the motherboard a little (I suspected it would) but the bulge on top of the Vulcan is not entirely side-to-side so it doesnt accomodate it. Dangit. Looking at actual pictures of builds w...
by bean1975
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New passive (!) home server based on an E3-1240v3
Replies: 8
Views: 2920

Re: New passive (!) home server based on an E3-1240v3

The memory is not yet here and I need to RMA the motherboard but the cooler landed today. It's huge . It absolutely dwarves the AXP-140 and that's not a small cooler. But the impressive size easily clears the motherboard components -- the standoffs are 1.5 inches (!) so the back ports or the "Ultra ...
by bean1975
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fanless Moderate Game PC
Replies: 8
Views: 3451

Re: Fanless Moderate Game PC

I would look for a case on http://www.hd-plex.com/ . I researched the Streacom cases and especially the Streacom FC8 has its challenges assembling it.
by bean1975
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New passive (!) home server based on an E3-1240v3
Replies: 8
Views: 2920

Re: New passive (!) home server based on an E3-1240v3

Hi Bean, I'm very interested to see this passive build, to get ideas. You will use the original fans from the case? (Is it one front and one top?) Please put us some pictures of the settings inside your box. Why did you choose this case? With mATX, you could do a smaller one, still with HDD capacit...
by bean1975
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New passive (!) home server based on an E3-1240v3
Replies: 8
Views: 2920

New passive (!) home server based on an E3-1240v3

Here's a passive system: Xeon E3-1240v3 (80W TDP) Nofan CR-95C (max 95W) NZXT Vulcan (mesh side and top and the top bulges nicely making sure the small cooler fits :) ) PicoPSU 150+144W brick Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9W Lowprofile White (1.35V) some random SSD I have aro...
by bean1975
Thu May 31, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 7750 aftermarket cooling
Replies: 5
Views: 3551

Re: HD 7750 aftermarket cooling

I wonder whether an Accelero L2 PLUS without the fan would be enough (in a Temjin-E case, without the drive cage). This is an 55W video card after all.
by bean1975
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU for i3-2100, discrete GPU
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Re: PicoPSU for i3-2100, discrete GPU

The DA-2 can be replaced by the 192W 12V AC-DC adapter that comes with a Mini-Fit-JR adapter. You'll only need a P4 y-splitter cablle. Best regards. OK, so http://www.mini-box.com/12v-16A-AC-DC-Power-Adapter take this, a pico-PSU and a P4 Y-Splitter http://www.ecrater.com/p/5738167/y-cable-splitter...
by bean1975
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless 130W ATX PSU with 120W AC adapter *Video.
Replies: 186
Views: 145906

Re:

Given a 220W LiteOn brick and your DC-to-DC converter, do you think it's feasible to a) use the 19V input directly taken from the DC in (as in the "two converter" connection) and feed it to an Intel DH61AG motherboard b) use the converter to feed a Radeon 6770? Max TDP 108W. Edit: to actually carry ...
by bean1975
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Little home desktop / server
Replies: 0
Views: 573

Little home desktop / server

I wanted to put together a desktop / server. I have a bunch of 2.5" disks lying around... and even a 3.5" 1.5TB Samsung. So I was thinking of the ASUS E35M1-I DELUXE because it can eat up a lot of disks :) The In Win BP655.200BL case is both cheap and has a 8cm fan, not bad for ITX. I might add a lo...
by bean1975
Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD5670 Ultimate
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

That's one niche card: you need lots of space on top but not have a case big enough for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814131346 the PowerColor Go! Green AX5750 .
by bean1975
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung coming with Spinpoint F4 drives
Replies: 8
Views: 3288

320GB, the F4 is designed for speed with its entire storage in a single, half-platter design

to me it looks like they use both sides but only half of the sides to make it speedier.
by bean1975
Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Cheapest portable fanless: Dell Mini 10 or Dell X1?
Replies: 4
Views: 3887

The CPU is a wash, memory is the deal breaker

The Intel Pentium M 1.10GHz gets 291 and the Atom Z530 @ 1.60GHz gets 298. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php The X1 has a higher res screen and user upgradeable memory. The mini 10 however http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/23/dells-mini-10-comes-with-any-amount-of-ram-you-want-so-long-as/ is no...
by bean1975
Thu May 27, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Array Mini ITX NAS Case
Replies: 16
Views: 7684

I have seen the ZOTAC NM10 which is a Mini DTX Atom motherboard w 6 SATA on Newegg. Seems like a good fit. It also has a PCI-E x16 and an x1 slot -- and Newegg also sells x1 4 port SATA cards. Should be quite enough...
by bean1975
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can't install Kabuto on a Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3
Replies: 0
Views: 613

Can't install Kabuto on a Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3

If one of the clips click on one side then no matter how much I push down the other side, it seems to be in the air, there is a gap between the metal clip and the socket, like the mounting mechanism is 1-2mm wider than the clips. What am I doing wroing? Anyone seen this before? Edit: Phew. Succeeded...
by bean1975
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: low heat output server for closet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

As I posted in the system advice forum, I am planning similar and the AMD Athlon X4 605e is only 45W.
by bean1975
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Home server -- how do you cool a 100% pegged CPU?
Replies: 1
Views: 777

Home server -- how do you cool a 100% pegged CPU?

This thing will sit in a closet like this http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/7717/closeti.jpg -- so not much in terms of noise insulation but still, some. Also, it will sit on a cork floor. I bet that helps :) The server needs to do two things: serve data off disks and crunch tests. I already have t...
by bean1975
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silent high efficiency ~100W PSU?
Replies: 9
Views: 4406

by bean1975
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: GuruPlug Server Plus
Replies: 0
Views: 1749

GuruPlug Server Plus

Really dunno where to put this. Successor to the famous SheevaPlug, http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-32-guruplug-server-plus.aspx has two gigabit ethernet and an eSATA port and what's even more interesting, Globalscale Customer Support (6201) (number copied from email for more authencity) cl...
by bean1975
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:46 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Lowest wattage laptop with DVI output to 2560x1600 display?
Replies: 14
Views: 7554

DisplayPort can talk dual link DVI but you need an active adapter, http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/prod ... u=330-5521 that's why the Dell adapter has an USB connector, to pull power.
by bean1975
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: You need a Fortress in a Dragon Age...
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Oh questions... everything :) a) is this going to fly? No fans on the GPUs and the CPU just the chassis fans? b) is there are a better way to push some serious amounts of pixels while keeping it quiet? c) given that the recommended CPU is a "AMD Phenom II X3 Triple-Core 2.8 GHz or greater.. " and I ...
by bean1975
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit)?
Replies: 72
Views: 15297

Just the CPU. One, what the video card does is its own business, it only talks to the system over the PCI Express interface. More than that, a CPU being 64 bit is an absolute internal thing. The system is not affected by this at all. For example, many LGA 775 socket motherboards could be used by 32 ...
by bean1975
Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: You need a Fortress in a Dragon Age...
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

You need a Fortress in a Dragon Age...

So. My current system is nice and quiet but won't run Dragon Age (8400GS...). Not to mention Diablo III and Starcraft II (not yet out, so what? :) ) So here is my shopping cart -- to be executed, hopefully, in December: Silverstone FT-02 Two 4770 Passive (if three 180mm coolers are not enough then w...
by bean1975
Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Biostar A760G-M2+ - 30W barrier broken
Replies: 119
Views: 102190

That is really interesting. I bought this Gigabyte 740G board (and a 4850e CPU) last September and this year, much to my delight, ATI decided to move it to "legacy" (nice job, the thing was less than a year on the market when named legacy) category driver-wise. I slapped in a Geforce 8400GS but meh....
by bean1975
Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 785G/SB710
Replies: 41
Views: 20288

Note tha the T in the model number (GA-MA785GMT-UD2H) indicates DDR3. There are no less than six 785G Gigabyte boards with really distinctive names http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=19599
by bean1975
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New Atom + Poulsbo motherboard arrived -no moving parts
Replies: 9
Views: 3145

Is it just me who wonders what sort of webserver cluster could you do by putting like say 16 of these in a 1U chassis...? It has 2GB of flash on board, aplenty for Linux + your PHP app. If one eats say 6W the whole thing is less than 100W -- and that's it. Compare the price, the performance and this...