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by Hezu
Wed May 22, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GPU for dual high resolution monitors
Replies: 1
Views: 1632

Quiet GPU for dual high resolution monitors

I just bought a new Dell U2713HM monitor to replace one of my old BenQ G2400W monitors. Now after setting up the new monitor, the older monitor is starting to look inferior and have already started to think that I may want to get second 27" WQHD display. Unfortunately I think that means that I shoul...
by Hezu
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet NAS?
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

Re: Quiet NAS?

You could also look an AMD E-350 board like the Asus E35M1-I. It has 6 sata and is fanless. Just be aware that it is MUCH slower than even a Celeron. It's more than enough for file and print sharing, but if you might want to do more later it might not be fast enough. There's a low-power version of ...
by Hezu
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet NAS?
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

Quiet NAS?

After recent disk failure (luckily it seems I didn't lost anything and didn't even need to resort to fetch files from backups), I have started to think that it might be a good idea to have a separate networked file server, where I store copy of my precious digital photo archive. I would also employ ...
by Hezu
Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 615

System upgrade

Since I have managed to somehow mangle this Debian GNU/Linux installation (ok, perhaps I shouldn't run "unstable" branch) into form that I'm seriously considering a reinstall, I have starting to think that perhaps I should also update the hardware. At the moment the highlights of the setup is: - Ant...
by Hezu
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 114109

Re: Donating to a business

(Incidentally, I'm currently being distracted by an endpcnoise.com animated gif advertisement. Perhaps I need to use adblock in addition to noscript.) In Firefox there is also an option to show image animations only once. To set that option first type (or copy) "about:config" into the address field...
by Hezu
Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2 TB?
Replies: 7
Views: 7522

Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2 TB?

I noticed one shop is selling Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2 TB for quite reasonable price (~30 € less than the WD GP or Seagate LP in 2 TB size). I tried searching for more information on the Internet but found quite little information. So, has anyone yet any experience with these hard drives?
by Hezu
Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD based major upgrade/silence
Replies: 37
Views: 8316

PC has been built a while, and performs brilliantly in most tasks. However, in 3D it has a tendency to overheat. Any thoughts? I hope to be able to put some pics of the new pc up soon, if that helps. Pictures sure might help, but even quick recap of the final setup in list form could do the trick. ...
by Hezu
Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

If you are planning to build your own case you give yourself alot of options. Depending on your available tools it is not very difficult to make a basic wood case. I think this can be ruled out, the case will be something readily available and I guess the fanciest modification I may do to it would ...
by Hezu
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New HTPC Machine (preferable for Linux)
Replies: 11
Views: 3024

Re: New HTPC Machine (preferable for Linux)

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can improve on either setup. I would certainly take some larger HDD for starters, and if you end up with either of those Antec cases, I guess 3.5" drive would be easier to install. And regarding the CPU+motherboard combination, I would still consider also I...
by Hezu
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

HTPC questions

Since my parents recently got a new Full HD TV and there is no true HD input sources hooked to it yet, I got idea to build a HTPC to remedy that problem. I already have few ideas and few surplus components that I would like to use, but there is few conflicting wishes. These componets are: - Terratec...
by Hezu
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Do you run your LCD at different resolutions?
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

This is a timely subject for me as I have installed Linux Mint Gloria on my machines. The default resolution is nice appearing, but my eyes start hurting after a short while because the text is too small. Dropping the res makes things look fuzzy. I blamed Linux at first (actually I was blaming the ...
by Hezu
Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Do you run your LCD at different resolutions?
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

This is a timely subject for me as I have installed Linux Mint Gloria on my machines. The default resolution is nice appearing, but my eyes start hurting after a short while because the text is too small. Dropping the res makes things look fuzzy. I blamed Linux at first (actually I was blaming the ...
by Hezu
Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC build - need some pro eyes to look over
Replies: 14
Views: 3384

Looks like the only slot on the Zotac is a PCI-Express slot... most tuner cards are still PCI, so look for a tuner card that is PCI-e or look for another board. Also, with only one slot, unless you find a dual-tuner card, you will only be able to record one program at a time, or not record one whil...
by Hezu
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any C2D boards with dual gigabit and integrated graphics
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

ATX board would offer more in terms of expansion but I think (ok, hope) that for server purposes I might only need more SATA ports . Additional network cards seem to use PCI slot and RAID controller cards seem to use PCIe so that scenario would also work. There are also few PCIe Gigabit Ethernet ca...
by Hezu
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Decent Nvidia options?
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

Strictly speaking I'm not needing any speed monsters (Geforce 9800 mentioned earlier is certainly overkill for me) since I was happy with the performance provided by my previous card, ASUS Geforce 8500 Sílent. But since I bought earlier this year two new 24" TFTs and thus wanted to use digital conn...
by Hezu
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Decent Nvidia options?
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

Decent Nvidia options?

Yesterday evening and today I have been once again fighting with ATI fglrx drivers and Linux kernels and it looks like I am starting to get fed up with this hassle despite that I very much like this Sapphire Radeon HD 4760 Ultimate card spec wise. So, I'm thinking about getting a new card with Nvidi...
by Hezu
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Choosing between CPU coolers
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Choosing between CPU coolers

Ok, situation is this: I currently have following setups: - Intel Core 2 Duo E4400-based setup in Antec P182 with Scythe Ninja CPU cooler running semi-passive, no fans attached to the cooler itself - Athlon X2 7750 BE -based setup in Compucase minitower with AMD boxed cooler Now I am thinking to rep...
by Hezu
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent all rounder build - help please ** now built.
Replies: 19
Views: 3202

One thing I'd suggest is to consider a board with integrated graphics, unless you are planning on doing 3D work or games. I thought this too, but then noticed he needed 2X DVI for two monitors. I think even the boards that have both HDMI and DVI only support cloned view. That is clearly not true as...
by Hezu
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Big SATA disk choices?
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Big SATA disk choices?

My primary computer's disk space is once again starting to run low (main reason must be frequent DVB-recordings and far too infrequent watching of those recorded TV programs), so I think I need to start planning on hard drive shopping. Given that with this disk space expansion I wish also to replace...
by Hezu
Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: recommended SATA cable length for P183 case
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

The usual ~0.5 m length should be enough or perhaps even slightly on longer than absolutely necessary, but I suppose this depends bit on the motherboard's SATA port locations and whether the cables have angled connectors or not.
by Hezu
Sat May 30, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice for a quiet computer on a budget
Replies: 9
Views: 2050

Which of the PSU's would be the best bang for buck silence wise for my build, assuming a power draw of 180w? If I were to add a discrete graphics card later on, say 4770, how would the PSU recomendation change? I would not forget Nexus Value 430 as a possible PSU assuming it easily available for af...
by Hezu
Tue May 26, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Doubts about my new HTPC
Replies: 7
Views: 2095

Re: Doubts about my new HTPC

My questions are: - Is it enough with 2Gb? Should be, I run my HTPC with just 1 GB RAM... - Any preference between these 2 hard drives? I prefer the WD (lower consum tahn Samsung) If I have understood correctly, Samsung F1 is faster, while WD is slightly quieter and less power hungry. So, it comes ...
by Hezu
Mon May 25, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for a quiet, affordable 24-26 inch monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

I use pair of BenQ 24'' G2400WDs (initially paired one with old 19" HP CRT, but surprisingly I started to want another flat screen...). As far as I can tell these don't make any noise and picture quality is fine. The monitor stand is very simple and offers just angle adjustment. Another little downs...
by Hezu
Mon May 25, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Chieftec A-135 series looks promising, but are they silent?
Replies: 4
Views: 2084

What is the exact model you got? I did recently bought Chieftec Green Angel 300W (CTP-300-12G) as found a favourable review by German SilentHardware site, but perhaps I should have took the warning in the review about short cables more seriously since it seems impossible to use this in Antec NSK2400.
by Hezu
Mon May 18, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 3 passive graphic cards
Replies: 32
Views: 5739

1. Some used ancient PCI card perhaps? Or if you are just planning to build this now, then a motherboard with integrated graphics is most likely the best option. 2. Assuming the HTPC is primary for multimedia use and no gaming, then I would say pick a decent motherboard with integrated graphics and ...
by Hezu
Tue May 12, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NSK2400 and Nexus Value 430
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Good PSU for HTPC system?

Perhaps I need to buy second Nexus Value 430... To follow up, I'm still bit hesitant to actually take that action since despite that I like Nexus Value 430, I can't stop thinking that 430W is bit overkill for a lowly HTPC. Can anyone think any other decent, quiet PSUs with slightly lower power rati...
by Hezu
Mon May 11, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NSK2400 and Nexus Value 430
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

This extension cable would solve your particular problem: http://www.svc.com/cbl-extend-12v.html D'oh! Of course... Although, it will propably mess with esthetics as Nexus has black cables and plugs, while the extensions cord's plugs are most likely white (or translucent) :) What's the noise level/...
by Hezu
Mon May 11, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NSK2400 and Nexus Value 430
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Antec NSK2400 and Nexus Value 430

As I needed another PSU, I just bought a Nexus Value 430 as it seems to be pretty nice silent PSU. I had idea that I will use it replace my HTPC's Antec NSK2400's original PSU and use the previous PSU in another setup. Nice idea, but it seems that the 4-pin 12V ATX power cord can't reach the opposit...
by Hezu
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus Voltinia
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Nexus Voltinia

I decided to save few clicks and use search to find price for Nexus Value 430 PSU on a webshop and surprisingly the result was two items and not just one. The other entry was Nexus Voltenia case, which has that afore-mentioned PSU. After looking at the specs, I started to think that case might be pr...
by Hezu
Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble in Paradise. Some questions
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Trouble in Paradise. Some questions

At the moment I have following three usable computer setups: 1. HTPC - Antec NSK 2400 case with 380W PSU - Abit NF-M2 nView motherboard - Athlon64 X2 1900+ (65W) CPU - Scythe Ninja Mini (no fan attached) - Scythe and Lieberman 120 mm fans - 1 GB DDR2 - Samsung 500GB T166 SATA HD - Hauppauge WinTV-NO...