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by Halk
Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Sandy Bridge Motherboard - low power for HTPC
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

Sandy Bridge Motherboard - low power for HTPC

I'm after a motherboard to run an HTPC. There will be a discreet graphics card on it (looks to be a passive cooled double slot one with a very slow 80mm fan attached). I'll be using a pentium G620, which is a low end Sandy Bridge CPU. I'm using a Silverstone Grandia case which I think can take an AT...
by Halk
Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drive Coolers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1690

Aris wrote:im curious as to what you believe to be too hot for a HDD.
Anything above 50 I'm not comfortable with.
by Halk
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drive Coolers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1690

Yep, a sata power cable passthrough would be the best solution though.

I'll have a look at the Nexus thing. Thanks.
by Halk
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drive Coolers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1690

Hard Drive Coolers?

I've been looking at http://www.akasa.com.tw/akasa_english/spec_page/system_coolers/spec_ak_hd_bl.htm since my drives run a little hot in my case. They're in a Lian Li V2000B. But rather than in the standard racks (which have been removed to fit a radiator) they are in the 5 1/4 bays fitted with dec...
by Halk
Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Retrofitting motherboards?
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

Retrofitting motherboards?

This is just an idea. Chances are very slim I'd ever do it. But out of curiousity I thought I'd ask. A reasonable amount of heat is generated on our motherboards by the PVM components. The mosfets, etc. Has anyone ever considered or tried retrofitting their motherboard and replacing individual mosfe...
by Halk
Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suggestions please? V2000B 5 drive silencing.
Replies: 0
Views: 1325

Suggestions please? V2000B 5 drive silencing.

I'm using a Lian Li V2000B at the moment. I'm considering quite a wide upgrade (yet another one) and I'm on the silence trail. It's watercooled, and it's not exactly shy on power... An Opteron 185, BFG 8800 OC2 GTX, 2 GB of Mushkin Redline, a 150GB Raptor, 4 Hitachi 7K250s. I realise that the latest...
by Halk
Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair HX520W & HX620W Modular power supplies
Replies: 79
Views: 74854

Just wanted to say thanks for the review here. PSU reviews are seldom any good. SPCRs are first class.

Bought the PSU, and it's exactly as the review says.

Now, let's hope with as many units selling as there are, that Corsair will start selling additional cables for it.