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by Larry
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Experience with m-ITX build: PC-Q18/Z87I-Deluxe/i7/Samuel 17
Replies: 3
Views: 2419

Re: Experience with m-ITX build: PC-Q18/Z87I-Deluxe/i7/Samue

Abula,

Thank you very much. That did the trick. I think the main sound I'm hearing now is the HDD. This is the most powerful, but quiet system I'm ever put together.

Now to tackle booting Linux Mint off a thumb drive as a normal install, but that's another story.
by Larry
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Experience with m-ITX build: PC-Q18/Z87I-Deluxe/i7/Samuel 17
Replies: 3
Views: 2419

Experience with m-ITX build: PC-Q18/Z87I-Deluxe/i7/Samuel 17

Recently completed my first m-ITX build. Major components: Lian Li PC-Q18 Asus Z87I-Deluxe i7 4770K In general the case was very easy to setup and the quality is first rate. I was not happy that it's setup to only allow the power supply to have it's intake fan positioned above the heat sink. The pri...
by Larry
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q18: The Perfect Mini Server Case?
Replies: 28
Views: 15104

Re: Lian Li PC-Q18: The Perfect Mini Server Case?

Why not just flip the fan so it work in favor or the PSU? I've read about people doing that, but just haven't seen any data from SPCR on the effectiveness of that approach but it makes sense and should probably try that before doing any mods. The one downside would be less effective cooling of the ...
by Larry
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q18: The Perfect Mini Server Case?
Replies: 28
Views: 15104

Re: Lian Li PC-Q18: The Perfect Mini Server Case?

Plan on doing a build with this case using a Scythe Big Shuriken 2 CPU Cooler rev. B and a Silverstone ST55F-G power supply. My only concern is that the cooler sits 58mm high with the stock fan, and about 71mm high if you change to a full size 120mm fan. The listed clearance for the cooler in the PC...
by Larry
Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R and ad-hoc RAID 1
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Thank you. Didn't think XP Pro let you setup RAID1, but will take a look. For my normal backups I'd agree with you regarding rotating two generations. I'm thinking of this other method for my photo database. The DAM software lets you move images to an off-line archived state with pointers and thumbn...
by Larry
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R and ad-hoc RAID 1
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R and ad-hoc RAID 1

I've setup hardware raid 0 on prior PC's, but now with my new one I'd like to do something a little different. Right now the plan is to only have one hard disk, and 2 mobile disk trays which will be inserted for specialized needs. Figure I could keep the system quieter and lower power if I only acce...
by Larry
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-EP35-DS3P vs. GA-EP-DS4
Replies: 9
Views: 3479

In the end decided to go with the DS3R as well. Only have one firewire widget (scanner) and I can optionally run that USB (1.1). Prior tests of this scanner didn't show the 1394 interface significantly faster than USB 1.1 in actual operation. Eventually plan on getting an updated scanner that would ...
by Larry
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-EP35-DS3P vs. GA-EP-DS4
Replies: 9
Views: 3479

Many thanks! I've been trying to find a good guide to the Gigabyte naming nomenclature, but haven't found one yet. Wikipedia has some stuff, but it doesn't seems to be 100% accurate nor complete. Anyone know of one? The Gigabyte website also has this mixed up. Copied and pasted that part of the resp...
by Larry
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-EP35-DS3P vs. GA-EP-DS4
Replies: 9
Views: 3479

GA-EP35-DS3P vs. GA-EP-DS4

Is the only difference between these two boards something on the audio side having to do with DTS Connect? Also seems the DS4 has more interconnected heat pipes. Do those interconnected heat pipes and fancy heat sinks provide any real added value vs. the less premium boards in the Gigabyte lineup?
by Larry
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: DC-DC PSU and Built-in Battery Backup
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

Here's an idea I've considered......Find a hi-capacity UPS. Most use a 12V battery inside (all the ones I've taken apart anyway). Tap into the 12v wires inside the unit, using this 12V to power the PICO. The UPS own charging circuit will recharge the battery. This should work ok. The part I don't k...
by Larry
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: DC-DC PSU and Built-in Battery Backup
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

DC-DC PSU and Built-in Battery Backup

I've been contemplating building a system using one of the high efficiency DC-DC PSU from Mini-Box. I'm not exactly sure which of their products will meet my exact needs, but for this idea just assume one of them does the job and only requires a DC power input. I'm also going to use some micro ATX c...
by Larry
Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GIGABYTE GA-G33M-DS2R and Intel Core 2 Duo E6320
Replies: 1
Views: 1137

GIGABYTE GA-G33M-DS2R and Intel Core 2 Duo E6320

I'm looking to build up an office PC based on the GA-G33M-DS2R and Intel Core 2 Duo E6320. My goal is that it be very quiet and also energy efficient. The use will be all the regular office stuff, but also some computationally intensive photo processing applications (e.g. RAW conversions, photoshop,...
by Larry
Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 83221

Also interested in the MoDT concept and have only found the aOpen 965 systems so far. I do have a question regarding the Santa Rosa - Socket P systems. I remember once reading that they were also going to have some other features in addition to the faster FSB and FSB throttling. There was something ...
by Larry
Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 59468

Sent an email to mcubed the other day looking to buy a T-balancer. The product was no longer listed in the store section of their website. Their response indicated they expect a replacement product to the T-balancer in about a month. He called it the Big NG. Sounds very interesting.