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by AndyHamp
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Slimline HTPC Case recommendations ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3296

I'm just been staring at my rack and I do have one other hole i could use. Which would make the requirement completely different.

I have 19x29cm ... most of the Cubes are too high but there may be something i could use
by AndyHamp
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Slimline HTPC Case recommendations ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3296

As you say none of those are slim line. The Lian Li's are and they will take a full sized GPU on riser see http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=219&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=64&g=f And manage to have dimensions of: 435 x 94 x 378mm (W, H, D) I didn't want to go any highe...
by AndyHamp
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Slimline HTPC Case recommendations ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3296

Slimline HTPC Case recommendations ?

Hi, I'm looking for a mATX case that will look "DVD" player like (ie i want it fit in with the rest of the kit on my rack. I want it to be able to take a full size bluray player and a full sized graphics card in the future The closest i've found is the Lian Li C36/c37 case. Any other alternatives ou...
by AndyHamp
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems with HTPC (IGP & HD4670) and Toshiba TV
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

To more clearly explain myself, right now I'm running my HTPC over HDMI and I have to put up with blurred text. As far as I've read, it is bc my Sharp TV doesn't support 1:1 pixel mapping over HDMI On my Toshiba i have the card set to 1920x1080 and it looked truly horrible (even though it's properl...
by AndyHamp
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems with HTPC (IGP & HD4670) and Toshiba TV
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

What version of Windows are you running? Windows XP with the latest 9.1 Catalyst drivers Also, for the record - the VGA input on most TVs won't allow you to display anything of a "proper" resolution. By proper, I mean either something that is native to the TV, or a resolution that would make sense....
by AndyHamp
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems with HTPC (IGP & HD4670) and Toshiba TV
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

For the sake of completeness.... i managed to get this working correctly. Using powerstrip i set the ATI cards output spec to the one stated in the Toshiba manual and the desktop is now full screen. The horrible fonts were solved by playing with the TV's "sharpness" control. After turning this down ...
by AndyHamp
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems with HTPC (IGP & HD4670) and Toshiba TV
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

Problems with HTPC (IGP & HD4670) and Toshiba TV

Hi, I have a HTPC built around a Asus M3A78-EM MB and Powercolor HD4670 graphics card. The Tv is a Toshiba 46RV555DB (UK version) with a 10bit 1080P panel. There are a number of articles on the net, regarding problems with various HDTV's and ATI cards. Using the TV's VGA input things work as expecte...
by AndyHamp
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 357487

Interesting thread ... I have one of the WD10EACS 00ZJB0 drives in my Thomson Sky HD box.

It works a treat but should i be worried ? Is it worth pulling the drive to look at the SMART counts ? Or should i go back to blissful ignorance ? :roll:

Andy
by AndyHamp
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Eco Friendly PCIe Vid Card
Replies: 10
Views: 7450

Fanerman91 .... don't you just love reviews ! they never agree :-) i'm building a system at the moment, so i'll try and get some decent power numbers to share. 4850e Processor M3A78-EM MB WD GreenPower 500G HD Powercolor 4670. I'm hoping for 60 watts idle and 100ish in 3D gaming ...but we shall see....
by AndyHamp
Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53150

oh ... and before i forget .... if anyone finds a PSU that works efficiently at these really low wattages .... please, please let me know ...
by AndyHamp
Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53150

MiKeLezZ, Please do let us have some power figures as soon as it's up and running. I've been looking along the same lines, but had been considering the 790 chipset on a board like the Asus M3A78-T (which seems to be more power efficient than the 740g) to build a low power HTPC/gaming box. A single G...
by AndyHamp
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Eco Friendly PCIe Vid Card
Replies: 10
Views: 7450

How about the new ATI HD 4670 cards ? In the following article it states ~9 watts idle .... http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/powercolor-pcshd4670-512mb_5.html#sect0 http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/video/powercolor-pcshd4670-512mb/4670_power.gif But i'm very confused by this article http...
by AndyHamp
Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Advice on new low-watt build
Replies: 21
Views: 15145

mooo2a,

What sort of power consumption do you get with that configuration ?

Andy
by AndyHamp
Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53150

Umm ... now you've got me thinking even more ... An Atom with a low wattage chipset sounds like a winner ... The machine needs to be able to run WinServer 2003, as it needs to be a a basic email/web/file server. As it's a mail server, i has to be on 24x7. The current machine is an old Celeron 500meg...
by AndyHamp
Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53150

lowpower, thanks for the info .... sounds like Intel have missed a trick ... why put a low power CPU with a high power chip set ... Doh ! i'm more than happy to go the sempron and/or LE Athlon .... but i was concerned about the 45Watt TDP .... then i was concerned about the current draw of the Mothe...
by AndyHamp
Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53150

also ... also you may be interested in this at www.very-pc.co.uk only 16 watts at idle !! Fulwood Media PC Coming Soon VeryPC Fulwood 75% more efficient than Energy Star requirements VeryPC announces the launch of a high performance 16Watt dual-cored media centre PC, aptly named Fulwood (after the p...
by AndyHamp
Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53150

djon ... out of interest why did you discount the Atom based systems ? i've been looking at building a <30W based mail/web server and was considering the 330.

Regards ... Andy