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by Spare Tire
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo C315 Touch Screen All-in-One PC
Replies: 4
Views: 2320

You said multitouch at the beginning of the review then later refered to as touch screen. Multitouch implies it also works with stylus, and i mean the ones that hover, how the dumb piece of plastic kind of stylus. Can you confirm this? Also, did you guys try taking it appart to see what it looks lik...
by Spare Tire
Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK1480: The Fusion gets Smaller
Replies: 17
Views: 7106

Is the shuriken sucking directly on a closed cover? How much clearance is there?
by Spare Tire
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-ITX with PCIe 16x support
Replies: 17
Views: 4028

If you want µATX and slim, with riser for full size cards, the Lian Li PC-C36 is the only one i know of. However, the PSU is not standard ATX. I think it's rated 300W.
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/pr ... dex=64&g=f
by Spare Tire
Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: cpu clock affecting ram clock? (specifically phenom)
Replies: 1
Views: 705

cpu clock affecting ram clock? (specifically phenom)

In the days of the athlon, the CPU clock affected the RAM clock and only certain CPU clocks would ensure full RAM clocks, if i remember correctly it had to be a multiple of the RAM clock. I was wondering if the phenom has the same behaviour? I'm using 800mHz ram so getting multiples is not a big dea...
by Spare Tire
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why not grounded towers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

What you describe exists in the form of those "Lan boxes".
Of course, you don't get the space for tall heatsinks, except if you use pico-psu and the likes. As of right now, the design is a waste of footprint in my opinion.
by Spare Tire
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Choices: Enclosure for Zotac ION-A mini-itx
Replies: 12
Views: 4503

Apex MD-100. You can fit two 3.5" HDD in it. Or if you put a small video card on the top slot, you can still fit 1x 3.5" and 1x2.5". And if you want to mod it, you could have a top-down silent 120mm fan too. Here's what i did:
viewtopic.php?t=54345
by Spare Tire
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Going from mATX to Mini iTX - Thread contains 77 pictures !!
Replies: 26
Views: 13623

That's not RMClock, thats RM Memory Analyser.... Look for "RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock)" in the download section. "NOTE: Support for 64-bit Windows Vista is currently limited due to the kernel mode driver digital signature requirement of that OS (workarounds are necessary)." I haven't looke...
by Spare Tire
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Going from mATX to Mini iTX - Thread contains 77 pictures !!
Replies: 26
Views: 13623

150W is peak, i would have to check again but casual gaming was maybe 90-100W average.

You could try RMClock, it hasn't been updated in a while, but Q9550 isn't that recent either. I used RMClock until they stopped updating and didn't have support for my new athlon II 250.
by Spare Tire
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Going from mATX to Mini iTX - Thread contains 77 pictures !!
Replies: 26
Views: 13623

From what i'm reading off the wall, my computer is maxing at 150W, so the PSU still has headroom. I suppose that for an extra 50W or so could get you quite a decent video card if you wanted. In my case, the only thing i still need in to add is an SSD, and replace the barracuda with F2 or GP, such as...
by Spare Tire
Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Going from mATX to Mini iTX - Thread contains 77 pictures !!
Replies: 26
Views: 13623

If you weren't gonna put a discrete video card on the mini-itx, and run from a pico-psu or comparable psus, i would have gone for a smaller case if i were you. With a case like this, not putting a discrete video card is kind of a waste (unless you're putting a passive tower heatsink in there or some...
by Spare Tire
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Going from mATX to Mini iTX - Thread contains 77 pictures !!
Replies: 26
Views: 13623

Interesting. I wonder how the case will look once you'll have cut the front. I don't know of a filter for that fan size.
by Spare Tire
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Transform 'Cuda 7200.11 1.5tb into Velociraptor Killer
Replies: 78
Views: 54755

I didn't read the article but i imagine i know what it's about. It's called short stroking. It's old like the planet, but with each generation it gets better and better. The same can be achieved with partitionning. You can always put the data partitions in the inner disc, and if it doesn't access it...
by Spare Tire
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: minix 780G with hybrid crossfire in case with 120mm fan
Replies: 8
Views: 5434

Upgraded CPU to athlon II x2 250. Added optical drive and changed the fan (now satisfactorily quiet).All that's missing now is a nice SSD to serve as the OS drive and upgrading the HDD to a large 5600rpm drive would be nice. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/spare_tire/misc/minix_xfire_007_opti...
by Spare Tire
Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: j&w minix 780g ITX in stock at geeks.com
Replies: 6
Views: 1800

Hey guys, check out my minix build here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=54345 (I think i poste in the wrong forum) No need for 40mm fan on the chipset as my 120mm fan spans both the CPU and the chipset. Does anyone get correct temperature readings for the NB in bios though? Min...
by Spare Tire
Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NZXT Panzerbox Mid Tower
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

N and M being close together, you can't discard the possibility of it being a typo. I get the benefice of doubt. :lol:
by Spare Tire
Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NZXT Panzerbox Mid Tower
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Thanks for your imput. Indeed i was thinking of having just the top fan pulling up. Sounds like that wont work too well.
I liked this case because it was short for an ATX above all. Kinda dissapointed they couldn't have made it silent too.
by Spare Tire
Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NZXT Panzerbox Mid Tower
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

NZXT Panzerbox Mid Tower

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/ha ... eview.html

The review says it has excellent airflow but it's quite noisy because it's so open. I wonder if being open like this would be a plus for a close to all passive setup.
by Spare Tire
Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Phenom application for undervolting
Replies: 6
Views: 3784

Tried both K10stat and PhenomMsrTweaker now. I have the new Athlon II X2 250 on a J&W Minix 780G motherboard. Using CPU-Z to validate my undervolt, at 800MHz, no matter how low i set the voltage CPU-Z never goes below 1.2V. Setting it at 1600MHz (FID 0, DID 0), the voltage never goes below 1.192V. H...
by Spare Tire
Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Phenom application for undervolting
Replies: 6
Views: 3784

http://phenommsrtweake.sourceforge.net/

Sorry for the necro revive. Actually, the program doesn't change P-states by itself, it seems. And it's not developed anymore.
So what about AMD Overdrive? Can you undervolt with overdrive?
by Spare Tire
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe "BIG" Shuriken - low profile, 120mm fan
Replies: 2
Views: 3035

Wow, heatpipe contact looks really crappy!
I want the slim 120mm fan though!

Had they made it heatpipe direct touch they might have saved another few mm from the bottom and have more surface for the top i think.
by Spare Tire
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: minix 780G with hybrid crossfire in case with 120mm fan
Replies: 8
Views: 5434

Oh, that's IDE to 2.5" drive. When the machine was open top, i used it to fix my laptops and the such.
by Spare Tire
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-itx 780G board
Replies: 128
Views: 70906

A repost of http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=54345 CPU: athlon 62 x2 3800+ heatsink: dynatron a46g, 1U server cpu heatsink for amd socket am2 GPU: radeon hd2400 motherboard: minix 780g ram: 4gig ddr2 800mhz sodimm PSU: PW-200-M power brick: a dell version of the Delta ADP220AB hd...
by Spare Tire
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: minix 780G with hybrid crossfire in case with 120mm fan
Replies: 8
Views: 5434

Well, i'm basically sending this home to my parents. I doubt they'll be able to play around with the alternate ways of getting HD movies! DVD for now at least. Bluray if they ever come down to the price of DVD drive today, i'll consider it. I like the two front USB, might plug in two gamepads and pl...
by Spare Tire
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: minix 780G with hybrid crossfire in case with 120mm fan
Replies: 8
Views: 5434

Once the new fan arrives, it'll be back to grating off some more. Then i'll put in the optical drive (maybe later a bluray if they become cheap). I'll replace the barracuda with maybe a samsung F2 or a WD green as storage and an SSD as OS drive. Asside from that, it's pretty much done. Draws around ...
by Spare Tire
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: minix 780G with hybrid crossfire in case with 120mm fan
Replies: 8
Views: 5434

Keep it on topic mate! :D
by Spare Tire
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: minix 780G with hybrid crossfire in case with 120mm fan
Replies: 8
Views: 5434

minix 780G with hybrid crossfire in case with 120mm fan

CPU: athlon II 250 heatsink: dynatron a46g, 1U server cpu heatsink for amd socket am2 GPU: radeon hd2400 motherboard: minix 780g ram: 4gig ddr2 800mhz sodimm PSU: PW-200-M power brick: a dell version of the Delta ADP220AB hdd: seagate barracuda 7200.9 250gig i think fan: yate loon D12SL-12C slim 120...
by Spare Tire
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 29185

summit = 2nd generation samsung MLC currently being sold by dell in some of it's laptops, proven to be good stuff corsair = 1st generation samsung MLC vertex: what will happen when their cache run out? what will happen when you lose power when the system wrote to cache and assumed it was successfull...
by Spare Tire
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Slimline DVD drives, inherently quieter?
Replies: 11
Views: 3158

I'd think it'd be quite the contrary. With less mass and the construction being more flimsy, it would tend to vibrate more.
by Spare Tire
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 29185

Regarding partition alignment, i am under the impression that the starting offset is dependant of how big the flash block is, and that depends on what's used in each drive? The OCZ recommends 128kb offset, but can that be extrapolated to other drives? I read intel drives can only erase in blocks of ...