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by cbutters
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Mobile Convergence: W8 Convertibles Samsung 500T, SurfacePro
Replies: 16
Views: 8812

Re: Mobile Convergence: W8 Convertibles Samsung 500T, Surfac

The 700T does have 1 x usb 3.0 and 2 x usb 2.0
by cbutters
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power
Replies: 22
Views: 33984

Re: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power

There's a review of the DH77EB motherboard here (in Korean). They have screenshots of all the bios screens. Indeed, no trace of option for controlling the processor voltage. Cbutters, is it true that the motherboard makes some kind of startup sound? :lol: How is it like? I haven't noticed any start...
by cbutters
Sun May 27, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power
Replies: 22
Views: 33984

Re: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power

Wow - this is really interesting! I have been looking for wattage use at idle on the i5-3570K for quite some time now. Thank you very much for posting. although I am a bit confused now seeing that Toms Hardware has significantly different measurements. Can this all be assigned to the other parts th...
by cbutters
Thu May 24, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power
Replies: 22
Views: 33984

Re: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power

Just a quick update... swapped out the 600Watt power supply for a PicoPSU 150 watt. I am now showing idle power consumption of this Ivy Bridge Quad w/ this board at ONLY 13 watts! I'm pretty stoked about this.... atom can kiss it. I still have to get some low voltage memory in this thing and see if ...
by cbutters
Fri May 18, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power
Replies: 22
Views: 33984

Re: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power

What about temperatures? I'm considering building a system with exactly the same motherboard and CPU, but with a Noctua NH-C12P SE14 heatsink with fan running at 5-7v, and I'm a bit concerned about the TIM Intel is using now. How is the passive cooling working for you? On top of that, I think the i...
by cbutters
Thu May 17, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power
Replies: 22
Views: 33984

DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power

I am building a HTPC system built around Ivy Bridge, my goal was to be very power efficient since this box will be on 24/7 to serve as a TV Server. I was hoping for low watts, but It has ended up being even lower than I imagined! Case: Streacom FC5 Fanless Design Motherboard: DH77EB I went with Inte...
by cbutters
Fri May 11, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel's Answer to Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 3284

Re: Intel's Answer to Raspberry Pi

What they need to do is make sure it has gigabit ethernet.... and also they could implement PoE... (power over ethernet) that way you would only need network cable to power the device... that would make sense.
by cbutters
Fri May 11, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which mobo maker generally has best BIOS fan controls?
Replies: 5
Views: 1979

Re: Which mobo maker generally has best BIOS fan controls?

ASUS Z77 fan controls can't be beat.
by cbutters
Tue May 01, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Streacom FC5 OD Fanless HTPC Case
Replies: 10
Views: 7945

Re: Streacom FC5 OD Fanless HTPC Case

Where can I get ahold of this case in the states? Seems like something I would be interested in.
by cbutters
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A fanless home file server
Replies: 15
Views: 10761

Re: A fanless home file server

So pretty! I love how the case looks without a backplate, and the aluminum work is precision! Makes me wish I had access to a metal shop.
by cbutters
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Power + Silence Hopefully
Replies: 9
Views: 6500

Re: Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Power + Silence Hopef

i really am going to need to put a fan on the axp-140, How are you going to do (or have done) that? Seems like the fins are already snug up against the PSU. I have a thin scythe fan (from a big shuriken) it worked just fine, i just strapped it to the heatsink with some wire. Will get some final pic...
by cbutters
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Power + Silence Hopefully
Replies: 9
Views: 6500

Re: Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Power + Silence Hopef

Another note about power consumption so far: Previous HTPC: IN BIOS: 91 Watts IDLE IN WINDOWS CNQ Enabled: 68 Watts New Sandy Bridge HTPC In BIOS: 53 Watts Idle in Windows: 38 Watts I am very happy with the power consumption figures here! I thought that with the added 5570 vs the previous system wit...
by cbutters
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Power + Silence Hopefully
Replies: 9
Views: 6500

Re: Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Power + Silence Hopef

http://www.exoid.com/R1F/sg05/IMG_0035.jpg All the parts gathered up. http://www.exoid.com/R1F/sg05/IMG_0037.jpg http://www.exoid.com/R1F/sg05/IMG_0038.jpg Gigabyte board with AXP-140 http://www.exoid.com/R1F/sg05/IMG_0041.jpg http://www.exoid.com/R1F/sg05/IMG_0043.jpg AXP-140 Installed. http://www...
by cbutters
Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Power + Silence Hopefully
Replies: 9
Views: 6500

Re: Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Power + Silence Hopef

The GeminII cooler looks like it would have been a bigger better cooler to run passively, but is impossible to find for sale anywhere in the US. Newegg carries it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103046&Tpk=GeminII That one is the GeminII S, the Gemin II is much larger, 81....
by cbutters
Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Power + Silence Hopefully
Replies: 9
Views: 6500

Re: Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Power + Silence Hopef

I received all parts last night except the AXP-120, so I couldn't start putting this together last night. But it should should come sometime today. Here is a shot of everything so far. http://www.exoid.com/R1F/sffparts.jpg Also, I used my kill-a-watt to get some numbers on the system I just replaced...
by cbutters
Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Power + Silence Hopefully
Replies: 9
Views: 6500

Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Power + Silence Hopefully

Time to do a new HTPC build for the living room... my goal is a powerful multipurpose machine that can do some light gaming, htpc duty (no tv tuners on this build since it streams from the tv server in the basement), and as quiet as possible in a small package. I also will be using a sandy bridge p...
by cbutters
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking Planning Advice (Gaming/Development: Spring 2011)
Replies: 11
Views: 1802

Re: Seeking Planning Advice (Gaming/Development: Spring 2011

Hi, I am in your same situation, I am buying what I can until sandy bridge is out. Let me help you out a little here: for your video card: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2505901 geforce 460 for $89 Not sure on how silent this model card is (if at all) but some aftermarket cooling solu...
by cbutters
Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Mushkin Redline DDR2 1000 4GB Kits (2)
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Only have one kit left now.

The 4gb kit with 3dmark
New Price:
$60 Shipped.
by cbutters
Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Mushkin Redline DDR2 1000 4GB Kits (2)
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

FS: Mushkin Redline DDR2 1000 4GB Kits (2)

Hello everyone, I am upgrading to a DDR3 system, so now I have a total of 8GB DDR2 Memory to get rid of. The kits are: 1 Mushkin XP2-8000 REDLINE PN 996593 (2x2GB) 4GB DDR2-1000-SOLD! 1 Mushkin XP2-8000 REDLINE (2x2GB) 4GB DDR2-1000 w/ 3dmark vantage Both run at 5-5-5-12 2.0-2.1v A picture is worth ...
by cbutters
Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Retro NES Gaming PC Stealth Edition
Replies: 7
Views: 3585

widowmaker wrote:That is brilliant! You bet you could almost make a living on selling these on ebay.
Speaking of which, this item is now on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0280144905
by cbutters
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Retro NES Gaming PC Stealth Edition
Replies: 7
Views: 3585

I have the D201GLY2 undervolted to about 1.15v from 1.335, It runs at about 155 F in there if I keep the front cartridge slot shut. If I open that slot up it lets air circulate a little better keeping it at 145 or so. which is fine for the celeron 220 which has operating ranges up to 90 degrees celc...
by cbutters
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Retro NES Gaming PC Stealth Edition
Replies: 7
Views: 3585

The Cost was as follows: D201GLY2T (video out version) $75 NES (EBAY) $30 1GB DDR2 Memory $15 160GB HDD SAMSUNG $65 PICOPSU 90 KIT $50 USB HUB (FREE) $0 RetroUSB adapters (2) $40 TOTAL $275 LABOR(Research, planning, cutting, soldering, etc ~28 HRS Not too bad cause the D201GLY2 has everything you ne...
by cbutters
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Retro NES Gaming PC Stealth Edition
Replies: 7
Views: 3585

Retro NES Gaming PC Stealth Edition

This is my Retro Gaming PC - Stealth Edition, a NES Console modded with a D201GLY2 computer inside to play old school nes, snes, and n64 games. The project is 'stealth' because all the connections are the original NES connectors and there is no way to tell that this isn't a normal NES until you turn...
by cbutters
Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I'm getting a NAS box Any opinions on this?
Replies: 14
Views: 4324

Hey, I recently did the same thing you are about to do, build a Raid5 out of WD greenpower 1TB Drives, I did a video of my build that you can see at exoid.com (should be there on the first page.) My build has 5 1TB WD drives in a raid5 for 4TB of space. I used low power and silent (or near silent) c...
by cbutters
Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HTPC: Antec Fusion
Replies: 22
Views: 11482

Gadgetzilla, Quick Question, I just purchased a Powercolor passive 3650 from newegg.com, and it didnt say if it came with a HDMI adapter or not. However powercolor's website says that it comes with an HDMI adapter. Where did you get your powercolor and did it come with the HDMI adapter? Also, Justch...
by cbutters
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 256634

Hello Everyone. I have a couple D201GLY2's for use in various situations, NAS and also as a CarPC. I figured out how to undervolt the D201GLY2 to 1.1volts vs the 1.35 volts. I also have done some mods to the heatsink. You can check out my results here: http://www.exoid.com/?page_id=155 Hope this hel...
by cbutters
Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S3 standby and psu fan off? or on?
Replies: 8
Views: 3235

You can get some help on setting up S3 standby mode by reading my article about S3 standby states here:
http://www.exoid.com/?page_id=47
by cbutters
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: What [] I [have] done with my Lian Li (project in progress)
Replies: 46
Views: 32717

Very nice, simple clean look. I like cases that are highly functional, and look great without too many lights or flashy things. I really like the LCD display on the top of your case. Looks like you cut the opening at the top of your case perfectly. good job. I also think every fan should have a pent...
by cbutters
Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Cbutter's NSK2400 HTPC System Build Log.
Replies: 18
Views: 10614

Nice work getting everything up and running smoothly. It seems that you have your hardware situation under control, but as far as software goes, I would highly recommend Vista Media Center if possible. I mainly use my HTPC to watch movies and recorded television shows and to listen to music. Vista ...
by cbutters
Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P180 / 182 SE "Warranty Build" -No part mods- Sile
Replies: 29
Views: 20796

That P-182SE is so pretty! I love the black interior, I actually spraypainted the interior of one of my boxes to have that look, and even wetsanded the case to a pretty blue color. but anyways, once you take of the plastic on that shine on the sides of the case, be sure to post some pictures of that...