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by Lupine Lacuna
Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Confused by Pico PSU and Adapter ratings
Replies: 1
Views: 1371

Confused by Pico PSU and Adapter ratings

If I have, say a 150w Pico PSU, what power adapter do I get in terms of wattage? I dont understand why on the mini itx site they put the 150w PSU for example, using the 102w adapter? Can anyone explain how this all fits together?Thanks!
by Lupine Lacuna
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What is the lowest power Ivy Bridge Mobo?
Replies: 11
Views: 4973

Re: What is the lowest power Ivy Bridge Mobo?

Having now looked into it, Haswell looks like a good option, just because the mobos are so much easier to get hold of, for example, Intel's BOXDH87RL
by Lupine Lacuna
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What is the lowest power Ivy Bridge Mobo?
Replies: 11
Views: 4973

Re: What is the lowest power Ivy Bridge Mobo?

Thanks Vico. The problem is that those Intel boards are always out of stock/not possible to purchase in the UK! Has anyone else found a solution to this?

Is there any data compiled anywhere about this either?

Thanks!
by Lupine Lacuna
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What is the lowest power Ivy Bridge Mobo?
Replies: 11
Views: 4973

What is the lowest power Ivy Bridge Mobo?

A simple question, is there a simple answer? The processor will be something like i3 3220T

Thanks!
by Lupine Lacuna
Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whining Components
Replies: 128
Views: 239968

Re: Whining Components

Everyone, I have just found a very helpful step which removed my whining from the motherboard! Try it: Its all very weird, but this stopped the (capacitors, I think) sound: 1. Execute: "regedit" 2 .Locate: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Power \ PowerSettings \ 54533251-8...
by Lupine Lacuna
Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Please recommend me a motherboard
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

Please recommend me a motherboard

I currently run the Asus P8h67-I Deluxe in my H3 SODD. THe system is completely passive but as reported in the relevant thread, my motherboard gives off an incredibly irritating electrical noise which I cannot stop. I am therefore looking to replace it. Can anyone recommend me something similar that...
by Lupine Lacuna
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whining Components
Replies: 128
Views: 239968

Re: Whining Components

Asus P8h67I whines constantly. Do not buy
by Lupine Lacuna
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mystery sound from HD PLex
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Mystery sound from HD PLex

Is there a list of mobos which do not make this noise? I will replace it if necessary
by Lupine Lacuna
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mystery sound from HD PLex
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Mystery sound from HD PLex

Hi All For some time I have loved my H3 Sodd from HD Plex. A truly silent computer. However for a number of reasons the machine is currently on my desktop with its top off and there is an odd sound coming from it. All I can really describe it as is noise. It varies in pitch or tone, like a seeking s...
by Lupine Lacuna
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Coolest and lowest power draw Mini ITX H67
Replies: 11
Views: 3625

Re: Coolest and lowest power draw Mini ITX H67

I agree, on reflection. I intend this to be wired. However funnily enough the board I decided on in the end was the Asus H67 Deluxe.. I wanted internal 3.0 and decent heatsinks all over.
by Lupine Lacuna
Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH67CF - Being run in a passive environment
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Re: Intel DH67CF - Being run in a passive environment

Thanks. Looks like I will look elsewhere then. I am looking to run something in the H3 Sodd.
by Lupine Lacuna
Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RAM Temperatures
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

RAM Temperatures

Does RAM choice affect power draw and temperature? If so, which is best to use, for a passive mini itx system?
by Lupine Lacuna
Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recommended 2.5 Drives
Replies: 1
Views: 1150

Recommended 2.5 Drives

I cant find the section on the website for these.... for use in a NAS, what should I be looking at?

Thanks
by Lupine Lacuna
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Coolest and lowest power draw Mini ITX H67
Replies: 11
Views: 3625

Re: Coolest and lowest power draw Mini ITX H67

Thanks everyone, yes, this is for going in the H3 SODD.

And that might be the problem with the Intel DH67CF, because it doesnt have as good heatsinks as say the Asus H67...
by Lupine Lacuna
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: At what temp does instability usually arise?
Replies: 2
Views: 318

At what temp does instability usually arise?

I would like to run a DH67CF in a H3Sodd. And apparently this will run to about 70 degrees.

At what system temp does instability normally arise?
by Lupine Lacuna
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH67CF - Being run in a passive environment
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Intel DH67CF - Being run in a passive environment

Has anyone run this board completely passive? Its a shame for such a frugal board on power that its heatsinks aren't up to much.

Paul
by Lupine Lacuna
Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Lowest power consumption SSD
Replies: 11
Views: 7940

Lowest power consumption SSD

Which is it?

Also, I see that some ssds do make noise, is there a list somewhere that shows all the silent ones?

Thanks
by Lupine Lacuna
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Built in Wireless Adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

Built in Wireless Adapters

Are these less reliable than other ways to create wireless? I am about to build a H3 Sodd for use in my living room, and ideally wanted a board with wifi on it, like the new Z68 Zotac, however I heard the adapter is not that good and I am still attracted to the low power of Intel. Will a USB Adapter...
by Lupine Lacuna
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Coolest and lowest power draw Mini ITX H67
Replies: 11
Views: 3625

Re: Coolest and lowest power draw Mini ITX H67

Thanks everyone. I really like the look of the Intel dh67cf, but does it have a wifi adapter in it? It suggests it does not, which is critical for the H3...
by Lupine Lacuna
Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Coolest and lowest power draw Mini ITX H67
Replies: 11
Views: 3625

Re: Coolest and lowest power draw H67

I only meant economical with power, not in terms of cost. :)
by Lupine Lacuna
Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Coolest and lowest power draw Mini ITX H67
Replies: 11
Views: 3625

Coolest and lowest power draw Mini ITX H67

So I cannot seem to find which is the most economical Mini ITX H67 to run in the H3 case.

Anyone got any idea?

Thanks
by Lupine Lacuna
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What quality of components do I actually need?
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: What quality of components do I actually need?

Hi Guys Thanks so much. Yeah no need for HD. Thanks for pointing it out, its useful to formally check off in my head specs that unecessary, what else will I be losing out on a system like that? Nothing that interferes with what it'll be doing presmably? That ASUS motherboard looks great. I will try ...
by Lupine Lacuna
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What quality of components do I actually need?
Replies: 7
Views: 881

What quality of components do I actually need?

I'm looking to build a simple, budget HTPC. Its use will be: 1. Library for all my mp3's, which I'd like to play back using a remote, and navigable on screen. 2. Playing DVD's, do not care about quality 3. Playing avi's, wmvs etc from my computer again do not care about quality 4. Have a wireless ca...