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by cyberspyder
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction
Replies: 29
Views: 28246

Re: MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction

Hey Mike, if you ever redo the baltic birch plinth, when laminating the layers, turn each layer perpendicular to each other. This way, you can avoid the dreaded double thickness layer at the glue joint.
by cyberspyder
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptors suspended and stripped - BLAST FROM THE PAST!
Replies: 2
Views: 2443

Re: Velociraptors suspended and stripped - BLAST FROM THE PA

I know LOL. Worst case I'll just unload them for $15 haha.
by cyberspyder
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another HTPC in the Antec ISK310
Replies: 4
Views: 4454

Re: Another HTPC in the Antec ISK310

Here's the mod to the PSU:

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by cyberspyder
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 30595

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Just picked up two 80GB Raptors for a measly $15, RAID 0 stripped setup! Never had Raptors before, couldn't justify the cost, so now since they're dirt cheap decided to buy a couple of them. Unfortunately, the performance simply isn't there when compared to my ancient Intel 330 SSD, even in RAID. In...
by cyberspyder
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptors suspended and stripped - BLAST FROM THE PAST!
Replies: 2
Views: 2443

Velociraptors suspended and stripped - BLAST FROM THE PAST!

Just picked up two 80GB Raptors for a measly $15, RAID 0 stripped setup! Never had Raptors before, couldn't justify the cost, so now since they're dirt cheap decided to buy a couple of them. Unfortunately, the performance simply isn't there when compared to my ancient Intel 330 SSD, even in RAID. In...
by cyberspyder
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another HTPC in the Antec ISK310
Replies: 4
Views: 4454

Re: Another HTPC in the Antec ISK310

Nothing wants to go in without a fight I found out. Installed (or rather, tried to) the Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B today, only to find out ASRock positioned the CPU socket so close to the top edge of the board that the Big Shuriken 2 hits the fans (missing around 1/4" of space). Uh Oh. I guess lucky me, ...
by cyberspyder
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another HTPC in the Antec ISK310
Replies: 4
Views: 4454

Another HTPC in the Antec ISK310

Putting together another low-budget HTPC ($300) in a case I'm quite familiar with (I have one, and it is a PAIN to work in). -Intel Pentium G3258 -ASRock H81M-ITX -Kingston HyperX Genesis 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600MHz -Intel 530 120GB SSD -Antec ISK310-150W -Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B Took around a day, ma...
by cyberspyder
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fractal R4 Graphics Workstation
Replies: 6
Views: 4915

Re: Fractal R4 Graphics Workstation

Can you fit your custom damped drives into the lower bay and just remove the middle one? Unfortunately, no due to the fact that I need at least five bays - two each for the damped drives and one for the SSD. I have installed a second intake on the bottom to alleviate the cage restriction and temps ...
by cyberspyder
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fractal R4 Graphics Workstation
Replies: 6
Views: 4915

Re: Fractal R4 Graphics Workstation

Completed pictures (excuse the crappy pics, cell phone gives a grainy feel to them): https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3847/14893070785_c693129a60_h.jpg https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3903/14706506307_9d22462203_h.jpg https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3873/14870096866_35da2a6ffc_h.jpg https://farm4.static...
by cyberspyder
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fractal R4 Graphics Workstation
Replies: 6
Views: 4915

Re: Fractal R4 Graphics Workstation

Well, I managed to 'fudge' it back in place. This is what happened (irregardless of whether the standoffs were installed or not): https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3852/14692790479_3e7cf1cbc2_b.jpg There is a gap between the blade of the square and the motherboard tray at the rightmost standoff (the sh...
by cyberspyder
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fractal R4 Graphics Workstation
Replies: 6
Views: 4915

Re: Fractal R4 Graphics Workstation

The build has halted for the time being due to an unforeseen problem (AFTER I spent a few days routing cables). THE EFFING MOTHERBOARD TRAY ISN'T SQUARE WITH THE BACKPANEL. I went to install the motherboard for the first time today, as well as both graphics card just to double check the positioning ...
by cyberspyder
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fractal R4 Graphics Workstation
Replies: 6
Views: 4915

Fractal R4 Graphics Workstation

Mainly used for Maya and 3DS Max, our budget was $3000 give or take a bit. Didn't want to wait for the new Haswell-E Xeons to come out so we went with an Ivy Bridge-E setup. Specs: -Intel 4930K (plentiful because people are still unloading them from the Retail Edge summer deal) -eVGA GTX780 SC 6GB -...
by cyberspyder
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mitigating against dangers of huge CPU coolers
Replies: 17
Views: 8435

Re: Mitigating against dangers of huge CPU coolers

Here's what I do for every one of my builds:

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by cyberspyder
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FedEX damaged my ITX case, time for a new one
Replies: 20
Views: 8005

Re: FedEX damaged my ITX case, time for a new one

I took a look at removing them but I'm not sure how to go about it. Are they adhered with thermal pads or adhesive? Will I need to replace the heatsinks? They're usually adhesive of some sort. You definitely don't need to replace them. DDR3 consumes much less power than DDR2, and doesn't need the h...
by cyberspyder
Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quick and Clean Fractal Arc Mini Build
Replies: 4
Views: 4563

Re: Quick and Clean Fractal Arc Mini Build

Nope, we're picking one up later after the mining subsides, the onboard should last until then.
by cyberspyder
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quick and Clean Fractal Arc Mini Build
Replies: 4
Views: 4563

Quick and Clean Fractal Arc Mini Build

Long story short, decent case, could be improved by replacing more rivets with screws. Found that I couldn't take out the lower drive cage, only the upper one because it's riveted in. Cable management is pretty good, but then again considering the case is fatter/wider than most micro-ATX towers that...
by cyberspyder
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Haswell i3 4330 Streacom HTPC
Replies: 8
Views: 7482

Re: Haswell i3 4330 Streacom HTPC

Ikea Besta cabinets? Mine is nearly identical, except I adapted the doors into tall drawer fronts.
by cyberspyder
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 104521

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Sweeeeeeet, didn't realized you were in Canada too! Definitely interested, are you on the East or West coast? I prefer external bricks for small ITX based PC's, just look at my ISK-310 HTPC build....
by cyberspyder
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 55C idle with Mugen 3 and Intel i7-4770K
Replies: 7
Views: 3977

Re: 55C idle with Mugen 3 and Intel i7-4770K

You didn't tell us how you obtain the temps. If the temps were at 100° C, you should either observe throtteling or shutdowns. If you do not have any throtteling, then your temp readings may be way off. Sorry, I didn't know to provide this info. Yes, I did observe throttling down to about 2.5ghz (my...
by cyberspyder
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 30595

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Hey cyberspyder, nice setup! By the way whats the deal with your USB 3.0 header connector, it's an adapter, an accesory bracket. Just recently got this case but the have just one USB 3.0 port and is attached at the back but that is not that clean looking. I believe you got an earlier revision, the ...
by cyberspyder
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New HTPC in an Antec ISK 310-150
Replies: 8
Views: 9060

Re: New HTPC in an Antec ISK 310-150

tipo33 wrote:I've looked for the answer to this in a couple reviews, and haven't found an answer. Is the front face aluminium or plastic?
Plastic sadly.
by cyberspyder
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New HTPC in an Antec ISK 310-150
Replies: 8
Views: 9060

Re: New HTPC in an Antec ISK 310-150

Finally, the completed product. Good thing I bought a 1000 pack of zip ties, the smaller the case, the more zip ties I have to use in order to mock up where the cables go, and try different layouts. I honestly believe this is the best anyone can do without cutting away part of the ODD/HD brace. http...
by cyberspyder
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: [Finished - Final pics]Torajirou's quiet HTPC
Replies: 20
Views: 14448

Re: [Finished - Final pics]Torajirou's quiet HTPC

I was planning do cut away the ODD drive tray as well, but realized you needed it to brace the case otherwise it became flimsy. Was considering bending up two strips of steel to tie the front and back of the case together using the same screw holes.
by cyberspyder
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New HTPC in an Antec ISK 310-150
Replies: 8
Views: 9060

Re: New HTPC in an Antec ISK 310-150

Torajirou wrote:If you're interested, here is a link to the topic about the HTPC I made with the same case : viewtopic.php?f=14&t=63582
You cheated and took the easy way out haha, I'll see how quite the PSU is in my case, then ditch it most likely.
by cyberspyder
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New HTPC in an Antec ISK 310-150
Replies: 8
Views: 9060

Re: New HTPC in an Antec ISK 310-150

Horgrim wrote:Very nice! Zip ties manufacturer? :lol: Looking forward for more pictures and the complete system.

Best regards
Only a 'few' zip ties. LOL. I did go out and buy a 1000 pack of 4" ties. That size and the 5" tie is perfect for computer use.
by cyberspyder
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink Bracing
Replies: 7
Views: 2630

Re: Heatsink Bracing

Here's the same thing done to my videocard! Finally we have reached the penultimate update of the silent Lian Li! I got my Arctic Cooling S1 Plus heatsink at last and installed it a few nights ago. I thought their G1 thermal adhesive was going to be hard to work with as after I applied pressure and ...
by cyberspyder
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 30595

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Finally we have reached the penultimate update of the silent Lian Li! I got my Arctic Cooling S1 Plus heatsink at last and installed it a few nights ago. I thought their G1 thermal adhesive was going to be hard to work with as after I applied pressure and let go, the VRM sinks slid around, but lucki...
by cyberspyder
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New HTPC in an Antec ISK 310-150
Replies: 8
Views: 9060

New HTPC in an Antec ISK 310-150

Really, just a PITA case to work in. You may notice I don't actually have a motherboard in it yet....the Intel H67 board has been backordered for several weeks now -.- Case - Antec ISK 310-150 Mobo - Intel DH67CFB3 CPU - i3 3220 Ram - 8GB Corsair XMS3 Storage - OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD PSU - Standard ...
by cyberspyder
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Streacom Passive HTPC Build
Replies: 10
Views: 6886

Re: Streacom Passive HTPC Build

Bad news. To everyon with a power brick from Streacom/Wesena/Perfect Home Theatre, be careful with the external power brick BTW, mine died in a little under a month. I opened it up and found CRAP soldering, and connections that broke off due to cold solders and whatnot: http://imageshack.us/a/img525...
by cyberspyder
Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 30595

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

The Lian Li is an exceedingly hard case to work with as there's no room and I had the genius idea of removing every single obstruction between the front intakes and, well, anything else which means I can't really 'hide' anything per se. http://imageshack.us/a/img705/4711/r0027032.jpg http://imagesha...