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by KlaymenDK
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fanless HTPC for 2018? (solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 4449

Re: Fanless HTPC for 2018?

Thank you, Steve. After some consideration we have decided that it's important to us to have a (proper, modern) browser, which neither a RasPi nor a Roku would be able to offer. We also do not want a separate device just for disc playback, and having to switch input sources on the telly. So in the e...
by KlaymenDK
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fanless HTPC for 2018? (solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 4449

Fanless HTPC for 2018? (solved)

Thanks again for the great help I received here some years ago, building the machine that is today still going strong (with minor updates, such as an SSD main drive). I'm now trying to build a truly silent HTPC -- not for gaming, so only with enough horsepower to view videos off of a NAS (with some ...
by KlaymenDK
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Yeeet another help-me-choose post, for a MythTV HTPC setup
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

To be perfectly honest, the last time I was on top of my game regarding processors, they had names such as 'SX' and 'DX'. :oops: So thank you very much for your input! What I did here was that I simply picked a (more or less random) motherboard with the outputs I wanted, and then found the lowest-TD...
by KlaymenDK
Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Yeeet another help-me-choose post, for a MythTV HTPC setup
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Yeeet another help-me-choose post, for a MythTV HTPC setup

Hi again! It's been a while since I got excellent help with my (then) new pc . It's still almost impossible to hear and a true delight! This time, I'm looking to build an HTPC. My Pioneer HDR is getting a bit old and I've wanted to build a MythTV setup for years. This is me taking the first real ste...
by KlaymenDK
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Chipset cooling for GA-EP45-DS3R?
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

maybe a little fan would be the easiest alternative? Yeah, but I would like to keep things as passive as possible. All fans cause vibration and noise, as well as requiring some amount of cabling. I'm reeeally not that keen on putting a 40mm fan in there, even if it is from Scythe. I just have no id...
by KlaymenDK
Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Chipset cooling for GA-EP45-DS3R?
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Thanks for the reply. I wasn't even aware that they had software-queryable thermal sensors; I just use a hand-held IR thermometer. It's true that it's not a critical issue since I do not intend to overclock. Still, I would like to look into increasing the surface size of the sinks because there is v...
by KlaymenDK
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Chipset cooling for GA-EP45-DS3R?
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Chipset cooling for GA-EP45-DS3R?

Hi, I'm quite happy with my build based on a Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R motherboard in an Antec P182. My temps are okay -- the cpu remains almost cold to the touch under its huge HR-01, and the gfx card idles at 52*C with its passive heat sink ( pic ). With only two Nexus fans, I can hardly hear the thin...
by KlaymenDK
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: screen protectors
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

You might want to prowl some PDA forums, they use lots of screen protectors. I haven't ever heard of laptop-size ones, though.

Personally, I don't use a screen protector on my Palm T3.
by KlaymenDK
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LCD TV and "semi-transparent shadowing"
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

You don't say what cable you are using between the Wii and the tv (and I don't know a thing about consoles), but shadowing can easily occur on analog signals. So if the Wii is using a DVI or HDMI cable, I'm out of ideas, but if it's using a VGA or composite cable, you could try to replace it.
by KlaymenDK
Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Buy Clomid without prescription
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

I needed to do a quick google to see what you mean. I have a P182 -- and it is like you want it. See these pics of P180 vs P182 . My guess is, it's just part of the manufacturing process and serves no real function; maybe they already had a 3-bay cage from another case that they extended, and with t...
by KlaymenDK
Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A case idea
Replies: 21
Views: 4504

Very nice - case and presentation!

One odd question: what did you use to model this? Looks a bit like Sketchup, but I can't be sure. Which sources did you use, or is everything from scratch?
by KlaymenDK
Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noctua NH-U12P or Xigmatek HDT-S1283 with Scythe Slip Stream
Replies: 8
Views: 2611

It seems that my motherboard (GA-EP45-DS3R) only supports PWM (they drop support for standard voltage controlled 3 pin fans!). Say what now, are you sure? :shock: I've got the rev.1 board, and as you can see in this pic they do have both kinds. What's your revision? This would mean that I would hav...
by KlaymenDK
Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noctua NH-U12P or Xigmatek HDT-S1283 with Scythe Slip Stream
Replies: 8
Views: 2611

alcachi wrote:I have to investigate if my Gigabyte EP45-DS3R motherboard supports PWM (a few googling seems to indicate that it has)
I can confirm that it does. I have the same board, and according to p24 of its user guide, the CPU and SYS2 fans are PWM while the SYS1 and PWR (PSU monitor) headers aren't.
by KlaymenDK
Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Your take on fan filters?
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Re: Your take on fan filters?

So why not just give your PC a good blow say once in a month? Ain't that bad and takes less than 10 minutes anyway. Um, because most of us can't be bothered to "clean house" all that often? Really, I understand the point you're making. Any regular cleaning habit is fine, filters or not; but if you ...
by KlaymenDK
Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 321002

Just my two bits (what I just bought)...

Asus EN8400GS SILENT/HTP/512M is passive. Takes up one PCI Express 2.0 slot.
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by KlaymenDK
Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: FreeBSD monitoring tools?
Replies: 11
Views: 7343

All right, now that I have new hardware somewhat up-and-running , my situation looks a good deal better. First off, I installed smartmontools . It reported my drives were running at 33*C and the WD drives didn't do excessive head parking. So that's one point chalked up as a success. Then I installed...
by KlaymenDK
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan undervolted (12V->7V); now no rpm readout?
Replies: 12
Views: 4636

I am not getting a fan control, not one with a front panel anyway. Right now, I'm pretty happy with the hardwired 7V (and no readings) setup, but in the new year I will use the fan header's 12V along with a zener of some size.

Thanks for the help and info, everyone! This forum is priceless.
by KlaymenDK
Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cut the horizontal bits between pci slots?
Replies: 11
Views: 3254

Well, you can also grab a pair of pliers and *twist* those bits 90 degrees. Then they will still provide *some* amount of structural strength, but will be better aligned for airflow. It won't be pretty, though.
by KlaymenDK
Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan undervolted (12V->7V); now no rpm readout?
Replies: 12
Views: 4636

Right, zeners. I can remember reading about those. I'll look into it some more, and then post back if need be (or with a success story).

Thanks for now!
by KlaymenDK
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan undervolted (12V->7V); now no rpm readout?
Replies: 12
Views: 4636

Okay so apparently, this is what I should be looking for: http://www.quietpcusa.com/images/rc56.jpg 1) It seems to be out of stock in a lot of places (not this specific item, but the general doodad). 2) Heck, I can solder in a resistor myself, and that's basically all it is. But I can't tell from an...
by KlaymenDK
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cut the horizontal bits between pci slots?
Replies: 11
Views: 3254

Well, those bits between the slots have two main functions: they add structural rigidity to the case, and they shield against EM static. Plus a little bit of effect in keeping the dust bunnies out. If you are willing to downgrade these, go right ahead and cut up your case! :) In reality, most of us ...
by KlaymenDK
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 361471

Does anyone know what Spin_Up_Time stands for? Seems like most if not all of us have a high number in this parameter. FYI: "Spin-Up Time": Average time of spindle spin up (from zero RPM to fully operational [millisecs]). ( source ) In other words, it's perfectly normal to have a value of a couple o...
by KlaymenDK
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan undervolted (12V->7V); now no rpm readout?
Replies: 12
Views: 4636

Fan undervolted (12V->7V); now no rpm readout?

Hi, I have a slight problem that I find is not covered by any of the how-to guides (here or across the net). I have: * motherboard with PWM headers (Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R) * two 12V case exhaust fans (Nexus 120mm Real Silent D12SL-12) (these have both standard Molex plugs and 3-pin fan header plugs)...
by KlaymenDK
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yeeet another here's-my-new-rig post
Replies: 11
Views: 7814

Looks great - definitely up to SPCR standards! Thanks! I'm extremely happy about this, too. I've now re-routed the HDD cabling so it's even neater, and there's room for the lower-chamber fan (should I need it). Why did you decide to get a 8400GS over onboard graphics? What temps are you getting on ...
by KlaymenDK
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yeeet another here's-my-new-rig post
Replies: 11
Views: 7814

Is the rotation of the HR-01 the optimal position? I would have thought that the air flow was mainly front to back, so that the other position would be better. Well, heat wants to rise, and since the two fans are about equidistant from the heat sink and so provide equal airflow backwards and upward...
by KlaymenDK
Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for heatsinks... that match...
Replies: 10
Views: 2295

Re: Looking for heatsinks... that match...

Ok, I know this might sound really dumb, but I guess I'm just OCD or anal, or whatever you want to call it. You have OCD? I have CDO. It is a lot like OCD, only the letters are in alphabetical order...as they should be! :wink: Having seen Thermalright City , I'm amazed that you find the need to mix...
by KlaymenDK
Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yeeet another here's-my-new-rig post
Replies: 11
Views: 7814

KlaymenDK, you've done a great job! Your cable management is far bettter than mine. I am embarrassed to take a look at my P182. :oops: You should see the back of the mobo ... it took several attempts before I got the cable runs slim enough to fit the side panel. The reviews (ond other users' posts)...
by KlaymenDK
Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yeeet another here's-my-new-rig post
Replies: 11
Views: 7814

Thanks for the nice words, everyone. Is the rotation of the HR-01 the optimal position? I would have thought that the air flow was mainly front to back, so that the other position would be better. Well, heat wants to rise, and since the two fans are about equidistant from the heat sink and so provid...
by KlaymenDK
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Yeeet another out-of-touch help-me-choose post
Replies: 50
Views: 26467

*** Update: continued at Yeeet another here's-my-new-rig post. ***
by KlaymenDK
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yeeet another here's-my-new-rig post
Replies: 11
Views: 7814

Yeeet another here's-my-new-rig post

Yay, finally I'm in the game! The schedule so far: 2008-08-23 : Decided that I wanted a new pc. 2008-09-14: All components decided upon and ordered. (...two months waiting for shg.dk to ship an HR-01, eventually cancelled and bought from inet.se instead...) 2008-12-10: All parts are finally in my ho...