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by eugenius
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HDPlex H5 Gen2 dedicated 4way audio crossover build
Replies: 1
Views: 3442

HDPlex H5 Gen2 dedicated 4way audio crossover build

So, I decided to make a dedicated software 4 way crossover for DIY speakers, and it had to be silent. Hardware: HT Omega Claro Halo XT (dual board soundcard with upgraded opamps, PCI 32bit slot) Gigabyte B85M-HD3 motherboard (matx motherboard, as narrow as an ITX board and has a PCI 32bit slot for t...
by eugenius
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Death of thin-itx format?
Replies: 2
Views: 3128

Re: Death of thin-itx format?

The ability to use a 4x pcie card is what was great about thin itx. You could make a router, a video capture pc, a media PC with a high end soundcard, in short a dedicated solution centered on what card you used. With miniSTX all you have is a pointless expensive way to spend more money for less. Wh...
by eugenius
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )
Replies: 20
Views: 35578

Re: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )

Santa came and brought a 60W gtx750ti. Now streacoms can have fanless GPU's without melting. :D
by eugenius
Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder
Replies: 62
Views: 42867

Re: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder

Let me see: - hipster minimalism - check - plastic - check - glossy - check - no dual CPU sockets - check - priced as high as a real workstation or higher - check - no 10gbit ethernet and no way to add it - check - no way to add other pci-e expansion cards (audio, video, app-specific) - check - no w...
by eugenius
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )
Replies: 20
Views: 35578

Re: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )

Adventus, I thought you ran it with some kind of modded cooling, why would anyone get a Streacom and use that single slot cooler in it is beyond me. :) Actually if you're not going completely fanless, getting a specialized heatsink case like this is not a good idea at all. A CPU can be easily silenc...
by eugenius
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )
Replies: 20
Views: 35578

Re: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )

Adventus, I recommend you run a 160W+ psu for the GPU, and undervolt it as much as you can. Did you run a heatsink on the mosfets of the AFOX single slot HD7850? How low did you undervolt it? I'm asking because the single slot HD7850 is the best card I can think of for uprading my hush, it has a hor...
by eugenius
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )
Replies: 20
Views: 35578

Re: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )

The Nvidia 650 is crap.
by eugenius
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )
Replies: 20
Views: 35578

Re: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )

I didn't quite understand what you wanted to say, but here's what I think: 1. gtx660 (undervolted) can be cooled with just one side of the hfx (two heatsinks, four heatpipes) and that makes for a better organized system. 2. a gtx670 needs 6-8 heatpipes and three heatsinks and the performance benefit...
by eugenius
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )
Replies: 20
Views: 35578

Re: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )

I have a HFX classic (not yet built) and a HUSH ATX (core2duo). The guys at HFX say it can cool 90W per side. Now the HFX has more metal but the HUSH is better built and it has a thick heat pipe built-in to spread the heat throughout the whole side heat sink. I don't know the figures for the Hush bu...
by eugenius
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )
Replies: 20
Views: 35578

Re: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )

You did a lot of work with that Streacom case but ultimately it's pointless. That case is destined for something like a 7750 and a 3770t at most. I can't believe that graphics card doesn't melt itself with those puny streacom heatsinks. What's the GPU mosfet cooling like? How did you mod that? The H...
by eugenius
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: HUSH case top screws
Replies: 3
Views: 3976

Re: HUSH case top screws

Thanks for the info, I didn't know that.

I opened the case with a long nose plier ... ;)
by eugenius
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: HUSH case top screws
Replies: 3
Views: 3976

HUSH case top screws

I just bought an older hush e6 htpc to tinker with and I realised the screws for the top cover are custom ... does anybody know how to open them, what kind of tool do you need? The screws have two small holes, I presume you need a special tool for that. Here's a picture: http://www.supportnet.de/art...
by eugenius
Sun May 06, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard for a HFX Classic build
Replies: 1
Views: 978

Motherboard for a HFX Classic build

Please help me choose a motherboard for a HFX Classic build. I want a board like this: Required: MATX Vertical SATA3 connectors (at least two) One PCI Slot Good undervolting PS/2 keyboard connector (I have a Cherry ErgoPlus MX5000 keyboard). MSATA Slot It better have: Good mosfet cooling or low temp...
by eugenius
Sat May 05, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HFX Classic build
Replies: 25
Views: 17017

Re: HFX Classic build

This build is a bit crap isn't it? I mean, you got the wrong motherboard - you obviously need one with vertical sata ports and with a pci express slot near the right heatsink for the graphics card if you want to add a hot one that needs cooling with the case heatsink. And the bending of the heapipes...
by eugenius
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: mCubed HFX heatpipe graphics cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 2590

Re: mCubed HFX heatpipe graphics cooler

I want one, is it still available?
by eugenius
Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Replies: 20
Views: 9449

Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Doesn't a tower cooler fit inside this case right over the PSU?

I'm talking about the Noctua U12P but if that doesn't fit, how about the asymmetrical Antec Kuhler Flow? I'm guessing that would help a hot video card a lot!

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by eugenius
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: UPDATED-Positive Pressure-Pico PSU: My quiet Lian Li
Replies: 59
Views: 66092

I'll be posting soon with photos of my final config, now I have all Noctua fans including the one for the side panel, but I don't have a high end video card.
by eugenius
Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5E-VM HDMI: A microATX C2D board for gamers?
Replies: 74
Views: 60855

How's the overclocking headroom for 800fsb CPU's?
I run a e2140 @ 3.2GHz at 1.32V on a p5w dh deluxe .... can this board do 400fsb with that processor?
by eugenius
Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Finally, a quiet SATA drive...I mean really quiet.
Replies: 49
Views: 41588

I want to choose between the 321KJ and the 501LJ - on the Samsung site it says this: 321KJ has 2.3 bels idle / 2.7 bels seek 501LJ has 2.7 bels idle / 2.9 bels seek Anyone that has tested both, I'm guessing the difference is quite a lot, no? Should I stay with the 321KJ, maybo buy 3 of them for a ra...
by eugenius
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SU430 (NSK6500 PSU) fan swap [56k]
Replies: 17
Views: 19350

I was very careful :) I extracted the connector and put the Noctua NF-R8 inside, the exhaust air is hot but not excessively hot ... it was hot before the fanswap anyawy ... The noise is gone, at the 800-900RPM that the internal fan controller ramps it up, it should be. :) No thermal problems in 30*C...
by eugenius
Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SU430 (NSK6500 PSU) fan swap [56k]
Replies: 17
Views: 19350

I was thinking of using a 1800RPM Noctua NF-R8 connected inside the PSU, I have a SU380 .. I think it would work even in this heatwave ... Is the 2pin plastic fan connector socket inside the PSU detachable? Because if it is, no need to mod, you could just plug a 3pin fan after ypu detach that 2pin s...
by eugenius
Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400w fortron passive PSU
Replies: 25
Views: 14404

@jojo4u Idle: Seasonic S12-380 74 W, Silverstone ST40EF 72 W, Fortron Zen 400 W 66 W. Load: Seasonic S12-380 108 W, Silverstone ST40EF 114 W, Fortron Zen 400 W 120 W. Doesn't really look like it's more efficient @ load :wink: - thought PC's are in idle 99% of their time Considering the Zen has way ...
by eugenius
Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: UPDATED-Positive Pressure-Pico PSU: My quiet Lian Li
Replies: 59
Views: 66092

I have the A05 too, and I was thinking of a Zen 400 :) What temps do you get from the bottom HDD and the one on the PSU (I suspect the one on the PSU is TOASTY, all the heat passes by it). I reversed the airflow in the case, now the intake is in the front and the exhaust is in the back ... until I g...
by eugenius
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 + C2D E6600 sanity check (+ references)
Replies: 37
Views: 15126

the fastest fanless card is this: http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurationDetails.jspa?series=GeForce%26trade%3B+7900&productConfigurationId=695916 but you could get a 8800gtx or a 8800gts and slap a thermalright HR03 PLUS on it. If you are going to overclock to a high fsb, you need the...
by eugenius
Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink mounting in NSK2400
Replies: 7
Views: 4248

Get the silverstone nitrogon nt01 v2.0, it's a match made in heaven for the nsk2400.
by eugenius
Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 232145

can you use a passive psu in this case?
i have a 350w fortron zen psu that I think needs some airflow ...