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by wolfticket
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung YP-S3 digital media player
Replies: 21
Views: 17383

Now I have everything archived in FLAC I can afford to be pretty flexible with lossy codec choice. After all, the is only a set and forget all night job in order to get my whole collection into any format I fancy. Ripping straight to a lossy codec is asking for trouble in the long run iyam. After al...
by wolfticket
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything
Replies: 68
Views: 31201

I doubt many audiophiles will take this over a good quality external dac.
by wolfticket
Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: desktop matx cases?
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Compucase 7K09 uATX Desktop Black Case 367mm(W) x 99mm(H) x 350mm(D) Up to 3 3.5" HDs if you use the external 3.5" bay and the external 5.25" (with an adaptor) for HDs. Silverstone do something similar, but that would be too nice (see: expensive) to hide away as a file server. Just make sure you ge...
by wolfticket
Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: low power file server / download machine
Replies: 20
Views: 6207

If that is really all you want to do then a gigabit nas box that supports p2p downloads maybe be suitable.

It would also be the most energy efficient for keeping it on 24/7.
by wolfticket
Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modu82+ Discontinued in the UK - What PSU now?
Replies: 11
Views: 3825

I also got the Modu82+ 425W at eclipse, along with some other stuff. Have never shopped with them before, but they seemed to have the cheapest prices and all the stuff I wanted in stock. Modu82+ 425W £50 Silverstone GD-02 £90 640Gb Samsung Spinpoint F1 £45 (rounded prices, including vat) Was slig...
by wolfticket
Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modu82+ Discontinued in the UK - What PSU now?
Replies: 11
Views: 3825

I'd just settled for the 425W modu82 :(

Now I think I'm gonna have real trouble finding a decent quality sub 500W modular PSU that is around £50.

Any ideas would be welcome.
by wolfticket
Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cooling an older AMD socket 939 system
Replies: 7
Views: 1881

I don't mean to be picky, but that looks like a Sonata II from where I'm standing. And I should know, I've had a few (er... have one, I mean :? ) Sorry for my lack off meaningful input. Erm... :idea: In my opinion, for average, non-overclocked, systems decent top-down coolers are preferable to equiv...
by wolfticket
Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Ghetto mounting
Replies: 5
Views: 1905

Some longish hair bands should be pretty easy to come across. And as you can see, two fans blow directly (albeit via the cpu cooler) into the face of the drive. http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/4201/drawerpcrl2.jpg So cooling should, hopefully, be ok. Although I can't test it out realistically, AF...
by wolfticket
Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet DVD / BluRay drives
Replies: 15
Views: 9579

The only really quiet optical drive is the one you don't use that often. The only time I use mine for media is when I'm ripping it to my hard drive. I know this is considered illegal (or semi-legal) with dvds, but I consider it fair use :twisted: , since I bought it in the first place. Anyway, this ...
by wolfticket
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Ghetto mounting
Replies: 5
Views: 1905

Ghetto mounting

I've been looking around for (lazy) ways of softmounting my hdd. The problem is, my hdd has to fit in this space: http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/5208/spacedg6.jpg ...which means vertical mounting. However, I just bought a wee dvd drive and it came in this packaging material: (the elastic bands I...
by wolfticket
Mon May 26, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 70mm options.
Replies: 4
Views: 1852

I just bought 2 Sharkoon System Fan Series 70x70x15mm 2000rpm 21db(A) They seem ok, if not spectacular, should be pretty quiet once they are undervolted. BTW: http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/6956/drawerpcqi2.jpg As you can see, there aint much room for external mounting and ducting in my drawer :...
by wolfticket
Mon May 26, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 70mm options.
Replies: 4
Views: 1852

It's actually more of a clearance issue, so 80mm really is a no go. Also, an 80mm fan ducted or mounted at an angle is impossible due to depth. From what I can tell, 60mm is just as oddball and 40mm is unnecessarily small. Seriously, any ideas would be really handy, even if it's just a brand to go w...
by wolfticket
Sun May 25, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 70mm options.
Replies: 4
Views: 1852

70mm options.

Hi. Sorry to just barge in asking questions... er... but... I'm after a 70mm fan (or two) to use as intakes for a scratch build I'm working on. I had a quick hunt through the forum, and there wasn't much info on 70mm fans (understandably, as they are almost the same size as the much more popular 80m...
by wolfticket
Sun May 25, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Massive airflow 120 and 80mm
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

I know it's off topic (for the whole site :? ) but most overclocked air cooled system could be fun with a few of these :twisted:

Might wake up the neighbours though :D