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by alz
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HFX Micro upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: HFX Micro upgrade?

Good spotting the P-E Celeron board. It's better with DDR3 and higher RAM capability. Zotac doesn't have a tested memory sheet for the P-E, so I'm going to try the Corsairs from the P-E review here. New choices: CPU/MB: ZOTAC IONITX-P-E Intel Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz dual-core) NVIDIA ION RAM: CORSAI...
by alz
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HFX Micro upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: HFX Micro upgrade?

Wow! Thanks for the replies and detailed perspective. I totally blanked on hitting the ceiling with heat. I thought small board, 65w dual-CPU, it's nothing outrageous. It sounds like I should stick with the Atom and opt for a different Zotac board to provide another memory slot and DVI connection. P...
by alz
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HFX Micro upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

HFX Micro upgrade?

I thought this upgrade was going to be a little more straight forward, but getting elbow deep into it, I want to make sure I'm making the right decisions. I'm still a bit green behind the ears for extreme micro systems. I want to bump up a HFX Micro that's a couple years old. I actually picked up th...
by alz
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: seeking advice for HTPC / DVR / PVR
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Thanks for all the replies -- very good suggestions and info!

Funny how the concepts are simple, but the convergence isn't.
by alz
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: seeking advice for HTPC / DVR / PVR
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

seeking advice for HTPC / DVR / PVR

This topic might be a bit too big for SPCR, but I wanted to start here first to see where it leads. "Silence is Golden" I'm looking to buy/build/sweat/bleed a simple, quiet system that: - records TV from cable - streams TV/movies/music from the internet - records PS3/x360 gameplay There seems to be ...
by alz
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 292407

Like Rosetta Stone or any of the Lynda or VTC courses. Even with headphones on, it's this humming fuzz in the background because of the system.
by alz
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 292407

I have an old ass Soltek (Shuttle-sized) system that's driving me batty. I can hear it throughout the whole house. Found this site and discovered the Anitech SilenT3. With the no-OS option, it seems like a great choice! However, I'm not in Canada right now (in the US), and they don't ship to the Sta...