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by zapwizard
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Fanless D945GCLF2?
Replies: 3
Views: 2623

The Thermalright looks very promising, but I guess I should have qualified my post more.

I am looking for a fanless solution that fits in a 1U chassis, hence why I was looking for a heat-pipe solution that could take the heat off of the motherboard to another location.
by zapwizard
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: new macs!
Replies: 109
Views: 45025

The Eee box 206 will be very good for the price and can play HD media. But the Intel Atom is no where near fast enough to encode or transcode HD Data on the fly even with the assist of a graphics engine. I would consider the Eee Box, or any Atom w/graphics seteup a step up from the netbooks, and pos...
by zapwizard
Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: new macs!
Replies: 109
Views: 45025

@Matija I think you are right I choose the wrong processor. Even the socket. I was looking for a Core2 Duo based on TDP rating and clock rate. However since the mac Mini uses a mobile processor the P8400 is the closest retail technically. But the E5200 is closest in the spirit of the comparison. I h...
by zapwizard
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: new macs!
Replies: 109
Views: 45025

I just put together a price sheet for what I would consider the closest you can get to a Mac Mini as far as specifications/size/price. My goals: -Specifications as close to a Mac Mini as possible. -Components from as few suppliers as possible to save on shipping. -Size of final unit as close -Price ...
by zapwizard
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Fanless D945GCLF2?
Replies: 3
Views: 2623

Fanless D945GCLF2?

Has anyone found a good way to make the D945GCLF2 or D945GCLF run fanless? The chipset fan on my D945GCLF was quiet enough until today when it started failing. I have looked around for larger replacement heatsinsks, but have only found ones with a max TDP of 8-watts. The 945 chipset has a TDP of 20-...
by zapwizard
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anandtech: NVIDIA's Ion Platform (Atom+GeForce 9400M)
Replies: 47
Views: 21414

If you take a look at the newest Mac Minis they are essentially the nVidia Ion platform with a faster Atom on-board.

They claim 13-watts at idle.

I wish you could buy the reference design they sent to all the review websites. It would be great to see just how far you can push one.
by zapwizard
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: new macs!
Replies: 109
Views: 45025

I am surprised to see such hatred towards the Mac Mini's on this forum... I half expected a dedicated Mac Mini sub-forum and only found this single thread. ---- Disclaimer: I am not a Mac fanboy, my HTPC is a DIY built PC. I do own a 1st gen Mac Mini that I won in a contest and used as a CarPC. ----...