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by DaRuSsIaMaN
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on RAM: low voltage? How many sticks to get?
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: Need advice on RAM: low voltage? How many sticks to get?

Oh, btw, would there be any issues running low voltage RAM on a H67 motherboard? I have the P8H67m-Evo. I dunno why I'm concerned but just want to be sure... I guess because I know people adjust voltages when OCing (I really don't know much about it), but the H67 can't do any OCing, so... ? Also, do...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on RAM: low voltage? How many sticks to get?
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: Need advice on RAM: low voltage? How many sticks to get?

Great, thanks for the help, guys. 2x4GB sticks it is, then. Btw, I actually found a review which specifically tests low voltage RAM and its impact on both power consumption and performance and provides some real numbers. It's by Tom's Hardware, and as usual, there are more charts than I want to see,...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Coolest and lowest power draw Mini ITX H67
Replies: 11
Views: 3727

Re: Coolest and lowest power draw Mini ITX H67

What is this H3 case you're talking about? And can't you just get a wireless adapter that either goes into one of the PCI/PCI-e slots, or one of those external ones that plug into a USB port? They're pretty cheap...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gaming TJ08-E + i5 2500K + GTX580
Replies: 17
Views: 12499

Re: Gaming TJ08-E + i5 2500K + GTX580

Thank you. :) Interesting. If you were expecting lower idle, like the MiniMi build, remember this has a GTX580 even at idle low clocks it consumes a lot and the PSU isn't as efficient as picoPSU at low loads, but this build wasn't meant for power saving, but for gaming. I gotta admit, I was a bit su...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on RAM: low voltage? How many sticks to get?
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: Need advice on RAM: low voltage? How many sticks to get?

Thanks. Well, I'm neither going to overclock, nor undervolt. But, I still need to know: 1.) whether there is a difference in getting 2 modules of 4GB RAM vs. 4 modules of 2GB RAM. 2.) How much impact there is in getting low voltage RAM (which was made that way by the manufacturer, not undervolted by...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Coolest and lowest power draw Mini ITX H67
Replies: 11
Views: 3727

Re: Coolest and lowest power draw Mini ITX H67

Intel motherboards appear to be the best at power consumption, hands down. Second place is ASUS, from what I've read. Check out this review, for example: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=632&Itemid=69&limit=1&limitstart=15 Here are their specs: http://benchmarkre...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gaming TJ08-E + i5 2500K + GTX580
Replies: 17
Views: 12499

Re: Gaming TJ08-E + i5 2500K + GTX580

Hmm I'm probably more interested in the idle anyway. Yeah the prime95 method would do nicely. Thanks!
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on RAM: low voltage? How many sticks to get?
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Need advice on RAM: low voltage? How many sticks to get?

First of all, I am running a 2500k (not overclocked--just got the k for the better iGPU since I won't use a discrete card). I want to get a new set of RAM, 8GB total. I am concerned with performance AND power consumption. First, is it better to get 2x4gb or 4x2gb? I thought that having 4 sticks woul...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gaming TJ08-E + i5 2500K + GTX580
Replies: 17
Views: 12499

Re: Gaming TJ08-E + i5 2500K + GTX580

Hey Abula, what are your power measurements? Just like how you posted them for your other computer, I'd be curious to see that.
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Why does my SB system use 2x more Watts than in SPCR review?
Replies: 14
Views: 1567

Re: Why does my SB system use 2x more Watts than in SPCR rev

So, does anyone know the answer to this? 1.) Regarding case fans. First, question : when SPCR did that review, can we assume that they had no case fans? Were they using a test bench or something, rather than a real case? Can we assume this because they did not report any case fans in the spec sheet?...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Why does my SB system use 2x more Watts than in SPCR review?
Replies: 14
Views: 1567

Re: Why does my SB system use 2x more Watts than in SPCR rev

Awesome, thanks for all the comments regarding power supply stuff, and special thanks to quest_for_silence for the detailed analysis. So, now I see that the conversion between AC and DC watts is extremely straightforward -- just different by the factor of efficiency. I was thinking there was somethi...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Why does my SB system use 2x more Watts than in SPCR review?
Replies: 14
Views: 1567

Re: Why does my SB system use 2x more Watts than in SPCR rev

jhhoffma and HFat, why is it that you guys think my PSU is less efficient than the one used in the SPCR review? It looks to me that they would be either identical or mine might even be marginally better. They're both rated at 80plus bronze, but mine is slightly lower wattage. (380W vs. 400W) Assumin...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Why does my SB system use 2x more Watts than in SPCR review?
Replies: 14
Views: 1567

Why does my SB system use 2x more Watts than in SPCR review?

My main components are identical to one of the setups in the review here: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO H67 Motherboards I am using the P8H67-M Evo motherboard with a SB 2500k. According to the review, the test system ran at 20W at idle (linked above). I am having the compute...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 27884

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

Yeah, we are talking about digital. At least I am. I wouldn't want to use old-school VGA. Anyway, after much debate on another forum (link), I am thinking the 1080p limit must be a mistake by ASUS. Check out this board, for instance: E35M1-I DELUXE (link). It's very similar, but the specs for DVI st...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 27884

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

Ok new question. (At least, I think; not 100% sure if anyone brought this up yet or not) What is the deal with the display limitations on this motherboard? The official ASUS specs list that both the DVI port and the HDMI port support a maximum of 1920x1080 resolution. What the hell? What is the reas...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Huntkey Jumper power supply review at Anandtech
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: Huntkey Jumper power supply review at Anandtech

Where and when will this unit become available?

I'm itching to finally make my next build happen, and I am set to buy this psu if only it becomes available! The price can't possibly be worse than SS X400, so I'll take it, whatever it is.
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-03-07
Replies: 2
Views: 2833

Re: News for 2011-03-07

I read that review, too, and I'm excited. The question is when and through what etailers will this become available. I doubt that it will be widely available. Kind of on a random note, I also want to know if Kingwin plans to add a low-wattage unit to its lineup. Seems like they might be headed there...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO
Replies: 48
Views: 19755

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO

Hmm good question. I am interested too. But the boards aren't exactly comparable. The DH57JG is mini-ITX, compared to the substantially more components and slots featured on both of these m-ATX boards in this review. That will probably make some difference of a few Watts or more. Question is how muc...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 27884

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

mobile platforms are impressive indeed, one of the advantages of buying a nettop is that it will most likely use less power than a custom mitx build. Yes, and I don't get it: how do they do it?? If we take just the cpu and a mitx board. Shouldn't those components be pretty much the same in terms of...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 27884

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

a good review too, i especially like the power consumption graphs, switching from the 610w psu to the picopsu reduced power consumption by about 50%! Not quite. They switched the PSU as well as took out the video card. The primary set comes from a configuration with a discrete GTX 460 graphics card...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 27884

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

The trouble is that they didn't get the same version MSI sells to the public so we don't know if these 14W are indicative of what one could expect from the actual product. Wait, what? Searching google for MSI E350IA-E45 shows that it's for sale... Granted, apparently it's not available at any of th...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD
Replies: 52
Views: 14983

Re: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD

Hi Mike, Would you consider doing a review on the Hitachi 5k3000 series? Apparently, they have 600GB platters and come in 3TB, 2TB, 1.5TB models. Given how well the hitachi notebook drive performs, I'd be interested to see how these fare compared to the WD Greens that you reviewed here. If I make a ...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 27884

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

Good link, thanks!

But dang it, I wish they had a sandy-bridge system for comparison! The mATX boards out there would be close enough of a comparison to this mini ITX.
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 27884

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

discussed in length here http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=61118&p=533579#p533579 summary: sb numbers are estimated dc, fusion is ac. looking at picopsu efficiency, fusion dc numbers should be about 13w idle, 23w cpu load, 30w cpu/gpu load. Anyway, back on topic, thanks for ...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 27884

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

Of course, another PoV is why have a PC that sucks 500W. Exactly. I agree with all that you said but I just have a feeling that too many people don't actually realize, and don't bother to calculate, how little power their PCs actually use compared to how much they think it does. PC power requiremen...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 27884

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

This is so stupid ... while we're talking about this, other people are more interested in something like:

Three 1000 W 80 Plus gold-certified power supplies tested

*sigh... seriously, how many people still need 1000W PSUs?? What does it take to actually saturate that? 3x SLI?
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 27884

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

Ok am I understanding this correctly? It seems that in terms of power consumption this actually performs worse than Sandy Bridge? I am comparing this page from SB micro ATX mobo review http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1143-page5.html to this page from the review at hand http://www.silentpcreview...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD
Replies: 52
Views: 14983

Re: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD

1) 2.5" drives may have lower vibration, but at this point, not lower noise. The latest WD Greens are amazing in both aspects. 2) 2.5" drives are not as durable as 3.5" ones in 24/7 operation, as they are designed for use in laptops where start/stop is much more common. 3) higher density in the 3.5...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO
Replies: 48
Views: 19755

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 2: Intel DH67BL & Asus P8H67-M EVO

Hey... what's going to happen to the Asus P8H67 board now?? It has been pulled from retailers. Newegg has it deactivated, and so does Microcenter. This must be in light of the chipset flaw revealed by Intel, correct? So what now? Will it come back?? Will it get re-manufactured with the flaw fixed an...
by DaRuSsIaMaN
Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD
Replies: 52
Views: 14983

Re: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD

Well, actually, I guess this chart has most of what I'm looking for... one quibble is that I have to flip between that one and the newer one. But it works.

Are there any reviews of newer laptop drives in the works?

Thanks