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by javitxi
Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First try quiet HTPC vol1 - Apex MI-008, 21-08-2011update
Replies: 17
Views: 16403

Re: First try quiet HTPC vol1 - Apex MI-008, 21-08-2011updat

Hi to all the forum again! Yes, I know it's been a very long time without replies so my apoligies to diver, ces, Bartel, pete6032 and the rest of the forum who is watching the thread. First of all, diver . I was planning on putting some x2 60mm fan as intake to have positive pressure on the case (th...
by javitxi
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Scythe Setsugen photos and measurements
Replies: 7
Views: 4055

Thank you for your reply. I have had a little trial by disconnecting the connector of the fan and putting next to the graphic card a fan to blow air inside de heatsink of the card. No issue about, post ok, games ok (despite this strange cooling jeje).
by javitxi
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Scythe Setsugen photos and measurements
Replies: 7
Views: 4055

psyopper, have you connected the Slipstream fan to the connector of the fan of the 5770? I ask you because I've read that if no fan is connected to the connector of the video card, the 5770 will not work and shows on the back a red led.

Have you got any issues about?

Many thanks :)
by javitxi
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First try quiet HTPC vol1 - Apex MI-008, 21-08-2011update
Replies: 17
Views: 16403

4th post - finishing the build, it's dremel time :)

In this post, I'll comment the end of building the system with the next photos. Also, I'll focus on the problems I came across and a few notes. Up to now, I have done some testing with the LGA 775 push pins....but I don't know very sure when it happened, but one of the pins wasn't very tightened to ...
by javitxi
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First try quiet HTPC vol1 - Apex MI-008, 21-08-2011update
Replies: 17
Views: 16403

Here I'm back again! I've mounted it and it is alive :) This post is just to inform you about the updates: - first and second post reread 3 times, some info added, some words corrected. Well... I hardly doubt I've forgotten to say something up to this point :lol: [finished] - third post: upgrading t...
by javitxi
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5770 non-reference fits S1?
Replies: 21
Views: 11124

I would like to add myself to the opinion of kater , because I have an Accelero Twin Turbo which was mounted on an Asus 4850 (nothing more done). I'm tired of my bad VGA (I have bad luck I suppose x2 times, the first time with Accelero mounted ->warranty, the second time no mod done->warranty xD) so...
by javitxi
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 80+ gold + graphics V/A: some doubts
Replies: 11
Views: 1897

Many thanks lm for PFC, fuses, etc info.

Everything is clear now :)

Javier

Offtopic: By the way, have you any info about the new techniques of building solid caps and if they have widen its working frequencies? Have they introduced some nano-techniques/materials?
by javitxi
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 80+ gold + graphics V/A: some doubts
Replies: 11
Views: 1897

PF is not delivered. PF is made by your house. The fuse is there to prevent damage if too much energy flows FROM the grid. Really nothing to do. Ok, but I though that the fuse is not only to prevent too much drawed energy, but also to prevent that some amount of energy is delivered back to the grid...
by javitxi
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 80+ gold + graphics V/A: some doubts
Replies: 11
Views: 1897

Many thanks for your replies :) @lm many thanks for the info, but I have some doubts/ things that I would like to discuss: I believed that the PFC on PSUs were designed to correct the AC power factor that is delivered to your house. Also, they try to correct "noise" of the sinusoidal AC waveform to ...
by javitxi
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 80+ gold + graphics V/A: some doubts
Replies: 11
Views: 1897

I'm sorry but I believe that you have completely misunderstood those graphs. Yes, I've misunderstood, sorry :oops: Also, the current shown is on 50% load of each PSU, and those PSUs have different max loads! The higher the load, the higher the current is supposed to be. So, why then at 50% load on ...
by javitxi
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 80+ gold + graphics V/A: some doubts
Replies: 11
Views: 1897

80+ gold + graphics V/A: some doubts

Hi! Looking up at the chart of 80+ gold (90% efficiency) I've come across with some ATX12V PSUs that at first sight are quite spectacular and they are <400W: NXP HIPRO Delta At second round, if you look into PDFs, in the graphics V and A, some intensity are just too low or has glitches or some not s...
by javitxi
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New version of Zotac 9300 ITX
Replies: 23
Views: 25297

Any I-E user overhere? I have one as you can see overhere , but I haven't yet completed the sys, so I can't give you any real finally numbers. Also, they have realeased K-E version . I'm interested on doing some UC to 9300 chipset, because by making some tests with prime95 at 100% load checking ever...
by javitxi
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Insights on Home-Made MDF Case?
Replies: 25
Views: 10762

I did a few preliminary sketches to help me decide what I want to do. I am tempted to make a smaller case for just 2 HDD and my mini-ITX board. For future 5 hdd + uATX operation I might just build another case having learned from this experience. Hopefully in the near future I will have a place to ...
by javitxi
Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi
Replies: 40
Views: 29404

However, H55/H57+Core i3/i5 systems offer something that a GeForce9300+Wolfdale does not - HD audio bitstreaming. Unfortunately, from some of the reports I've seen, the Clarkdale chips still have some driver issues that need ironing out. Many people have reported tearing in 1080p24 mode. OpenGL2 is...
by javitxi
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First try quiet HTPC vol1 - Apex MI-008, 21-08-2011update
Replies: 17
Views: 16403

Many thanks Seb Nice build. I for one think small cases are the future. I have one question. What did you do with the big hole left by removing the power supply? Is there an exhaust fan anywhere, or is this a one fan machine? The sys is not finished yet, sorry! I have some exams to do, and instead o...
by javitxi
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi
Replies: 40
Views: 29404

Many thanks for you reply JamieG . Yes, I've missed it before reading and searching articles in English, so sorry for it. ilovejedd , I'll try to reply you of the HTPC issue with some maths on €/kWh. Saosin , please follow closer this post and think what I have asked you: does it worth to change? ...
by javitxi
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Zotac H55-ITX Help Newbie/first post
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

So, if I have not missunderstanded you are looking for: - mini-ITX solution, the less space, the better - silent PC, quiet as possible - can handle up to 2 monitors - maybe as cheap as possible? Take in mind that i7s, i5s 750, 750s haven't integrated graphics (IGP) on it, so if you buy these i7s and...
by javitxi
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi
Replies: 40
Views: 29404

There are some reviews that shows the overall sys power consumption with: - i3-540 82W idle/ 113W stress using these specs . Have they used only Intel mobo to do the measures in 540 and 661 case (IGP integrated)? I don't know, so I can't do the maths. (power sys - power graphics - mobo chipset - HDD...
by javitxi
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi
Replies: 40
Views: 29404

Wouldn't an external 120W (or even 100W?) PSU be possible with this mobo? That would be the ultimate HTPC imo Hi, and Welcome to SCPR!! Keep in mind the specs of picoPSUs (max load in Amperes, max Wattage, etc) if you are thinking of them: some info: article of picoPSU by SPCR some stores: http://w...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Insights on Home-Made MDF Case?
Replies: 25
Views: 10762

You can take a look to: Silverstone SG03 Antec NSK1380 Lian LI-V351 Well, for the MI-008 as you can see on my thread, it has holes in the two sides of the case, so you can do as cman00 did on his/her MI-008 to improve the airflow. Maybe I'll do that when everything will be mounted. Also, if you don'...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First try quiet HTPC vol1 - Apex MI-008, 21-08-2011update
Replies: 17
Views: 16403

Your effort is much appreciated. They are wonderful images btw. so being able to view them is a delight. Will be reading your posts now and will try to come up with advise if I see anything to improve upon. Hope someone has advise on the image hosting. Thanks :) I would like to put the photos at ma...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First try quiet HTPC vol1 - Apex MI-008, 21-08-2011update
Replies: 17
Views: 16403

I was on it peerke but the BBCode [img=hhhxwww] MikeC told me, I don't know why but doesn't work over here. Many thanks anyway peerke. I've reduced the images to 800x600 with paint, so by this way not only it is reduced their shape, but also their Kb, so hope they charge faster on your web browser. ...
by javitxi
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi
Replies: 40
Views: 29404

How about the good old zotac 9300itx? I remember reading that the second revision can undervolt and most importantly has support for "wake up on usb". A dual core i5 or a quad core c2? There is not much between them in terms of power consumption/ speed so why not go with the cheaper solution. The l...
by javitxi
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First try quiet HTPC vol1 - Apex MI-008, 21-08-2011update
Replies: 17
Views: 16403

3rd post - rest of whys? and some pics

In this 3rd post I'll talk about/discuss the rest of the points and show some pics of the construction of the build. Hope you enjoy the reading :) Why am I interested going synchronous 1:2? Because if you go synchronous, you will get the top performance between CPU and RAM. Although nowadays it is n...
by javitxi
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First try quiet HTPC vol1 - Apex MI-008, 21-08-2011update
Replies: 17
Views: 16403

Second post - Why these componets? Discuss/talk about

In this second post I'll talk about/discuss the reasons that led me to make and buy the 1st build, so here we go. Well, I have all these ideas popping on my mind so I've decided to go on with the second post, but now is 2.20am and I'm a little tired. If you would excuse me there are some issues I'll...
by javitxi
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First try quiet HTPC vol1 - Apex MI-008, 21-08-2011update
Replies: 17
Views: 16403

First try quiet HTPC vol1 - Apex MI-008, 21-08-2011update

Hi everyone! I'm glad to present you my first attempt to build a quiet HTPC & Pc for everything except gaming . Sorry if my English is not very accurate :oops:. One thing previous to the sauce: I know very little about AMD, so any feedback about the doubts of AMD around this and the following posts ...
by javitxi
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which of this low-profile coolers is the quietest?
Replies: 17
Views: 5624

Re: Which of this low profile coolers is the quietest

NH-C12P and Kabuto are NOT small!! In fact they are quite big. Yes you have reason Mike, but as you can see and remember (problems with Tacnes 0dB fan) I'm a NH-C12P user, and yes undoubtly they are quite big than the original stock cooler, but well... when you compare this class to tower like, the...
by javitxi
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which of this low-profile coolers is the quietest?
Replies: 17
Views: 5624

Re: Which of this low profile coolers is the quietest

There's no point. None of them would do well with an i7. My guess is even w/ the fan at full speed, they woud struggle. I've done extensive power testing of new CPUs from AMD and Intel and very few of them actually exceed the 86W measured at the AUX12V socket of our Pentium D 950. The exceptions ar...
by javitxi
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 43587

3) As it stands, the new test platform is most useful for the OC / gaming silencer, who represent a sizable but still minority portion of the SPCR audience. As a result... Mike , one little thing about this. I don't know so much about heatsinks, how to dissipate heat and so on, but you have to cons...
by javitxi
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which of this low-profile coolers is the quietest?
Replies: 17
Views: 5624

Re: Which of this low profile coolers is the quietest

around 30db will be acceptable. My Zalman fans make a racket, even with the motherboard controlling the fan speed. I do like the looks of the Silverstone fn 121 fan. I am going to get a fan controller oneday in the near future, I saw one for 65 and it has an LED screen, its the only one which will ...