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by dom
Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel Alternative to the Anitec SPCR Designed System
Replies: 10
Views: 2347

I finally ordered and received all of the above and put together the computer. It's amazingly quiet! Coming from my shuttle athlon xp mini pc, it's night and day. Everything seems so noisy in my apartment now :) I have no means of measuring noise or power consumption, the only thing I can post is th...
by dom
Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
Replies: 98
Views: 77170

Does anyone else have this problem: I bought that enclosure last summer, and it was nice and quiet at that time. But now the fan is making an annoying clicking noise.

Is that kind of things to be expected? Is that fixable?
by dom
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel Alternative to the Anitec SPCR Designed System
Replies: 10
Views: 2347

i'd skip on * Corsair VX Series 450W Power Supply if you have a silent system, that thing is a tornado. Really? That power supply is on the recommended power supply list, near the top, with a noise rating of 8+, the highest for a PSU with fan: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article699-page1.html . W...
by dom
Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel Alternative to the Anitec SPCR Designed System
Replies: 10
Views: 2347

I doubt Anitec would make that change in their configuration. They wouldn't replace the motherboard of the AMD configuration with the HDMI version and the 2x1GB sticks with 2x2GB sticks, as they explained to me they have a deal on their specific configuration. The only way to make the modifications ...
by dom
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel Alternative to the Anitec SPCR Designed System
Replies: 10
Views: 2347

Intel Alternative to the Anitec SPCR Designed System

I was about to buy one of those PCs from Anitec ( http://www.silentpcreview.com/article782-page2.html ) , but the e8X00 are now available, and it seems they could be a significant improvement over the AMD Athlon X2 BE's in the Anitec PCs. I'm wondering if it's possible to make an intel version of th...
by dom
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 288382

Mike, I'm very interested in buying that model of computer from Anitec, but I have a few questions about it: Is the hard drive blocking the pci express expansion slot? By the way, is it ok to add any expansion cards at all, or is that a no-no in terms of heat generation for this computer? Is it poss...