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by Moogles
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any recent motherboards that allow fanspeed @ 0 in BIOS/UEFI
Replies: 6
Views: 4026

Re: Any recent motherboards that allow fanspeed @ 0 in BIOS/

Good info, thanks for the replies! I'll keep Asus and Asrock in mind. Any idea about whether or not Gigabyte boards support this, generally?
by Moogles
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any recent motherboards that allow fanspeed @ 0 in BIOS/UEFI
Replies: 6
Views: 4026

Any recent motherboards that allow fanspeed @ 0 in BIOS/UEFI

I'm looking to upgrade in the very near future, but require a motherboard that allows me to set a fan curve starting at 0 RPM in BIOS/UEFI. The idea is that for low loads the fans remain off entirely, and only ramp up when fanless cooling is inadequate. I mostly use Linux (Windows only for VR), so W...
by Moogles
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
Replies: 14
Views: 28092

Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia

MX switches can be made quieter with O-Ring dampeners- like this http://www.thekoolroom.com/product/max- ... s-110-pcs/.
by Moogles
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Flightline
Replies: 4
Views: 4078

Re: Flightline

It's unfortunate that this forum isn't more active, because this definitely deserves more praise. :) Great job as always!
by Moogles
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 2
Views: 2986

Re: Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard

It was mentioned in the review that the layout is irrelevant because it's itx -- I disagree. The layout prevents this motherboard from being used in passively cooled cases such as those from Streacom or HD-Plex. To me, that is a huuuuge downside.
by Moogles
Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 133037

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

Happy birthday Colm!

Your dedication to this thread is admirable. I've been reading your updates for years. :-)
by Moogles
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )
Replies: 20
Views: 35239

Re: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )

I e-mailed Streacom regarding GPU cooling the FC5 and received the following reply:

"hi,

thank you for your email.. We are planning to introduce the vga cooling in March ( because of CNY we were not able to finalize it)

Streacom"


Should be interesting to see what they've come up with!
by Moogles
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Soundless and powerful Streacom FC5-based system
Replies: 5
Views: 7312

Re: Soundless and powerful Streacom FC5-based system

Seems like the A10-5700 would have been a better choice with its 65 watt TDP instead of the 5800K's 100 watt. Have you tried any games yet?
by Moogles
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )
Replies: 20
Views: 35239

Re: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )

Thanks for the reply and additional pictures. It might be worth it for me to drill some holes after all. :) However, it may not be necessary. When I look at Streacom's own manual, it shows the 'GPU side' with pre-drilled holes (identical to the ones drilled for the CPU-side): http://www.streacom.com...
by Moogles
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )
Replies: 20
Views: 35239

Re: Fanless gaming PC ( Streacom FC5, GTX660ti )

Very interesting! I have two passively cooled PC's myself (Zalman TNN500Af and an Atech Mini Client 2500). The Atech is outdated and can't really be upgraded so I'm looking to downsize my TNN system into something that fits on my desk a bit better. The Streacom is a serious option but I have no inte...
by Moogles
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 31960

Re: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors

I'm definitely interested in seeing the end results. ;) Saw your post in the other thread and the custom cables you ordered, I'm sure it'll end up looking pretty good. Did you end up getting the proprietary 2-pin connector? I tossed my busted PSU before I realized the 2-pin connector is unavailable ...
by Moogles
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 31960

Re: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors

My TNN's power supply blew up as well. ;-) Since mine isn't a high powered machine I replaced the original PSU with 150watt PicoPSU. I mounted the brick internally to the door (using double sided adhesive tape, which is perfectly dependable). Using one of these cables - http://www.kenable.co.uk/imag...
by Moogles
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Zalman TNN 500 AF based workstation (X9SRA/E5-2620/NVS300)
Replies: 1
Views: 2542

Re: Zalman TNN 500 AF based workstation (X9SRA/E5-2620/NVS30

Cool build! Bought a used TNN500af a couple months ago and struggling to find a use for it. The original power supply gave out immediately after I bought it. Your build gave me some ideas. :)

Did you get the lamp to work?
by Moogles
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need a 120mm fan that I can turn off using BIOS controls.
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Re: Need a 120mm fan that I can turn off using BIOS controls

That is a very useful illustration! I had no idea that the boards were actually narrower. :P That expands my options tremendously. I think my problem is solved simply by purchasing a Z77 Asus motherboard and use Fan Xpert 2 software to disable the fans when not gaming!
by Moogles
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need a 120mm fan that I can turn off using BIOS controls.
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Re: Need a 120mm fan that I can turn off using BIOS controls

Thanks Mike. The motherboard is up in the air, but the Asus motherboards I've looked at don't qualify for one of two reasons. Either there's a large MOSFET cooler above the CPU which (I believe) blocks my TNN500's heatpipes or they use this weird new motherboard mounting configuration (2 holes on to...
by Moogles
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need a 120mm fan that I can turn off using BIOS controls.
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Need a 120mm fan that I can turn off using BIOS controls.

I have a Zalman TNN500af case that I would like to add a reasonably powerful GPU (7770HD) to. I'd like the PC to be silent 90% of the time, and for the fans to either ramp up automatically when gaming, or have some sort of software option to activate them when required. I'll be using a Gigabyte GA-Z...
by Moogles
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Nofen Set A40 Fanless System Review
Replies: 10
Views: 8357

Re: Nofen Set A40 Fanless System Review

This thing is just stupid. $400 worth of stupid.
by Moogles
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H3.SODD Fanless Mini-ITX Media Case
Replies: 49
Views: 21785

Re: HDPLEX H3.SODD Fanless Mini-ITX Media Case

For people desperate for a passively cooled mini-ITX system that looks good, you could always look into getting one from atechfabrication.com at three times the price. :P
by Moogles
Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI LANParty MI P55-T36 Intel P55 Mini ITX Motherboard
Replies: 30
Views: 21594

Love it.

Too bad there's no case for it though. Maybe Lian-Li's Q8 if it ever gets released.
by Moogles
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My mitx design
Replies: 3
Views: 1535

Looks nice, but there's no airflow? I would attach the motherboard to the top of the case, and install a bottom mounted 500 RPM 120mm fan right below it. This way it'll look just as sleek but you can have great airflow with very little noise.
by Moogles
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec case: Lanboy Air
Replies: 40
Views: 8404

I think we can all agree Antec has completely lost the plot, however... that new suspension mechanism looks really good. Far more solid than what's in the Solo, and it should be just as effective. You should be able to actually move your case around a bit without fear of your HDD's falling out. Too ...
by Moogles
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: small/silent zotac 9300 build
Replies: 15
Views: 4768

You should consider selling that case, imo. There are very few quality mini-ITX cases available and yours is spectacular. :) Great work.
by Moogles
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A-Tech HeatSync 7000
Replies: 2
Views: 2273

Best case on the market, imo. The level of custom fabrication is unmatched. Price is prohibitive unfortunately, but not outrageous for the quality. Aircraft aluminimum is very expensive, and each case requires significant machining and assembly time. Upgradeability is a concern, but I imagine A-tech...
by Moogles
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A-Tech Fabrication MC-300 0dB Build
Replies: 5
Views: 4651

alk630: sounds good. How much are you asking for it?
by Moogles
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A-Tech Fabrication MC-300 0dB Build
Replies: 5
Views: 4651

Thanks a lot for this post, I really appreciate the write-up. I've been ogling the Atech fabrication cases for a long time now. Unfortunately my graphical needs (gaming...) are a little too high right now, but eventually I do plan on getting an MC-300 (or its replacement). Attention to detail and cu...
by Moogles
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Suggestions to this fanless HTPC case?
Replies: 11
Views: 6237

I've been googling trying to find your site but I can only find hdplex.net and it appears the company went out of business? Can you clarify?
by Moogles
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A star is born... and another yet to be unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 8500

Ehh... it's cheap and practical but maaaaaaan is it ugly. :D
by Moogles
Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 31960

Nice setup. What on earth do you need all that screen real estate for though?
by Moogles
Mon May 11, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HFX micro M2 & MSI IM-GM45 (mini-itx,q9000,idle 30watt)
Replies: 9
Views: 11330

^ truth. I don't understand why you would pay the premium for an mCubed case and then not utilize its passive cooling system. That's the whole appeal of the case. :)