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by matchu
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Seasonic SSR 360GP 360W power supply
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

Re: FS: Seasonic SSR 360GP 360W power supply

Well, usually they go for 70 at retailers. Then you know...add 13% tax for the region. Comes out to 80 dollars or so
by matchu
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Seasonic SSR 360GP 360W power supply
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

FS: Seasonic SSR 360GP 360W power supply

Available between the Markham-GTA-Hamilton-Brantford area in Southern Ontario.

Have been using for barely a year in my i5 2500k / gtx 650TI system. Have moved on to bigger GPU's.

Asking $60 or best offer. Message me please if interested.
by matchu
Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 18015

Re: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed

One nice thing about the DN2800MT is that it'll run fanless in pretty much any case (pretty much any != literaly any however). You could go dumpster-diving for a suitable case if you're handy and want to save $30 actually. But without a case fan in a mostly closed case, the board will run hot and y...
by matchu
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest GTX 650 Ti
Replies: 32
Views: 18769

Re: Quietest GTX 650 Ti

as an owner of one of MSI's gtx 650 TI's with the cyclone II cooler, i can tell you that it's quiet but far from silent. I have 2 scythe PWM fans that typically run in the 600-800 range, and the cyclone II is definitely the dominant sound source here. still, as a gamer, i am happy to strike the bala...
by matchu
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 18015

Re: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed

In that case I will probably stick with a single stick of 2GB sodimm and expand upwards if needed. I might also be able to get a hold of this for $30. It's ugly... but it saves me $30+tax off of the m350 and also has space for a 3.5" hard drive. I've noted a few people on teh interwebz having powere...
by matchu
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 18015

Re: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed

4G is likely overkill. It depends on the OS and so on. Less RAM means lower power consumption and risk. Be careful with RAM. You're building a server with consumer gear. Regular RAM can go bad without warning and cause all sorts of problems. So this is not the place where I would try to save a coup...
by matchu
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 18015

Re: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed

Hi everyone So in the end, what I decided to go for was something like this... Intel DN2800MT Minibox M350 (Second-hand for $45) Mushkin Essentials 2x2GB 1066 SODIMM (or any other cheap ram set) WD Blue 1TB 2.5" laptop drive (or cheapest 2.5" drive at time of purchase Cooler Master NA90 Laptop Power...
by matchu
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU vs external DC power brick
Replies: 9
Views: 3299

Re: PicoPSU vs external DC power brick

I will look up that dell brick, but as my potential purpose, I was thinking this could be used for the Intel DN2800MT (atom-based board) which a lot of people note draws less than 20W. The power specs ask for 19V DC in via an external brick.
by matchu
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU vs external DC power brick
Replies: 9
Views: 3299

Re: PicoPSU vs external DC power brick

Thanks, Quiet!

I guess my other question, then, is that for DC-powered motherboards will any power brick theoretically do? As in, I can get a laptop brick and as long as it fits and has the correct power rating as specified by the MB, that's fine?
by matchu
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU vs external DC power brick
Replies: 9
Views: 3299

Re: PicoPSU vs external DC power brick

Thanks for the replies

So then, it doesn't really matter what PicoPSU I get, as long as it 1) has the connectors I need and 2) can support the wattage that I need? And the more important thing is to get an efficient power brick?
by matchu
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU vs external DC power brick
Replies: 9
Views: 3299

PicoPSU vs external DC power brick

Title says it all Debating getting an mITX board with a direct-to-DC power connector vs a more "standard" motherboard that I can attach a picoPSU to. Purpose is home file server. Thinking of either an atom or celeron-based board. One hard drive. Question: Which one is more efficient at those sub-100...
by matchu
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 18015

Re: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed

The 2800MT sata power is 1Amp @12V rail, 2.5A @5V rail and 0.5V @3.3V rail I'm not sure if I understand the specs on the WDEARS 1TB drive though... 1.65A (peak) @ 12VDC 5.3W read/write So... i'm guessing the intel board does not supply enough power for my particular HDD? I appreciate the input every...
by matchu
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 18015

Re: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed

To be honest, I'm more concerned with overall cost than I am with power consumption per se. Fanless operation isn't a must. It'll be sitting far away from my ears. Also, a small case is important to me as well. Regarding the power delivery... I feel like a 300+W PSU will be overkill... what are your...
by matchu
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 18015

Re: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed

re hard drive: i was just going to reuse an old 1TB WD EARS.

would it be reasonable to just install the OS onto this drive?
by matchu
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 18015

Re: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed

thanks washu

i suppose that means i should rely on a software-based backup system for my files onto an external hard drive? i have plenty of those around, so it shouldn't be a problem.
by matchu
Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 18015

Re: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed

thanks for the feedback, hfat for storage, i wasn't thinking anything complicated. I was hoping for a small SSD boot drive + 2x1TB HDD in raid 1 for backup purposes. power consumption is important, but probably not a hugely limiting factor since electricity isn't super expensive for me. where I live...
by matchu
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Multi-purpose home server - advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 18015

Multi-purpose home server - advice needed

Hi everyone So I want to build a server at home to do... well... everything. 1) host my documents, videos, pictures, music, etc... 2) host my personal (extremely low traffic) website 3) host my e-mail, contacts, calendar, etc... 4) be nice and small; quiet; low-power I've never gotten into this type...
by matchu
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe and Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B Push-Pull
Replies: 0
Views: 1907

Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe and Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B Push-Pull

See title. It's possible. No hardware mods needed. Acrobatics are essential What I had to do... 1: lose the fan clips. I used a series of zip ties to attach the two fans in push-pull (Scythe Slip Stream 120mm x 25mm fans) 2: be wary of the backplate. there are a lot of bulky circuitry on the back of...
by matchu
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 650 ti?
Replies: 14
Views: 7020

Re: Passive 650 ti?

my understanding is that the MSI Cyclone II version of the card is relatively quiet at idle. Has anyone had any direct experience using that card and perhaps adjusting fan profiles on msi afterburner?
by matchu
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen 4
Replies: 6
Views: 3460

Re: Scythe Mugen 4

it's a shame that it's so hard to find scythe products here. There's a mugen 2 at the local Canada Computers, clearance, for $30 CAD. Crazy!!

looking forward to see how the mugen 4 performs
by matchu
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair TX650 V2 fan swap experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

Re: Corsair TX650 V2 fan swap experience

definitely finding a buyer. it's a good PSU to be honest - it's not so obnoxiously loud that I go crazy. I'm just too anal for this level of noise *laughs*
by matchu
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New quiet(ish) PC/Hackintosh build - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 4816

Re: New quiet(ish) PC/Hackintosh build - thoughts?

If it were me, I would remove all those drive bays in a heartbeat. Go pure SSD or mount the hard drive in the 5.25" bay drive with an adapter. The SSD itself can be just taped to a side panel if you need more space. Of course, that does make it harder to "swap" as you said, since you have 2 actual o...
by matchu
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair TX650 V2 fan swap experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

Re: Corsair TX650 V2 fan swap experience

screw it. i'm getting the seasonic g360

*wins*
by matchu
Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair TX650 V2 fan swap experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

Corsair TX650 V2 fan swap experience

Hi everyone I have the TX650 V2 and am looking to find a way to quiet down its fan. I have seen some people here have done this before but I have yet to see any thoughts on the actual technical aspect of it. Before I void my warranty, i just want to know what I'm getting into. For those of you who'v...
by matchu
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal R4, Antec P280, Antec 300
Replies: 14
Views: 8709

Re: Fractal R4, Antec P280, Antec 300

http://demo.rkmsuk.com/MSDS/5%20bitumen.pdf http://www.inchem.org/documents/ehc/ehc/ehc020.htm#SectionNumber:5.7 Material Safety Data Sheet from what sounds like a company that manufactures bitumen. WHO document about petroleum products, including bitumen. "SKIN: Repeated exposure to hot bitumen or ...
by matchu
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTS: i5 2500k/radeon6850/p183v3/mugen 2/Gelid icy vision
Replies: 3
Views: 3603

Re: WTS: i5 2500k/radeon6850/p183v3/mugen 2/Gelid icy vision

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=62270

Here is the original forum link of when I built this. Note that the PSU and storage drive have changed.
by matchu
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTS: i5 2500k/radeon6850/p183v3/mugen 2/Gelid icy vision
Replies: 3
Views: 3603

WTS: i5 2500k/radeon6850/p183v3/mugen 2/Gelid icy vision

Selling my two-year old gaming PC. Mid-range. Willing to sell as a whole (preferred) or in parts. CPU: Intel core i5 2500k (mild overclock @ 4.4GHz) CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B (2 slip stream pwm fans) GPU: Powercolor Radeon HD6850 1GB GPU Cooler: Gelid Icy Vision 2 Memory: Corsair XMS 4GB (2x...
by matchu
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bitfenix Prodigy Quiet Build - Fans?
Replies: 1
Views: 2373

Re: Bitfenix Prodigy Quiet Build - Fans?

Hm. No response? =( I guess not a lot of people have tried that case here.. I actually wonder of these are just the Bitfenix Spectres in the case (120mm version). Has anyone had experience with those? (Alternatively, it may be that these are the same fans on the bitfenix ghost case... in which case,...
by matchu
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bitfenix Prodigy Quiet Build - Fans?
Replies: 1
Views: 2373

Bitfenix Prodigy Quiet Build - Fans?

Hello everyone A simple question. Has anyone had experience with the stock fans that come with the bitfenix prodigy? I love the look of the case. However, I have to factor in the cost of fans into this build and it'd be great if the stock fans are acceptable (even if they need to be undervolted). Th...
by matchu
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC System Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 3194

Re: HTPC System Advice

Quick update: I placed an order on newegg for the AMD A10-5800K and the ASUS F2A85-M PRO MicroATX motherboard and the AMD A10-5800K APU. Also, I'll aim for some sort of low profile 2x4GB 1866MHz 9-10-9-27 RAM, once something goes on sale. Once it all comes together, I'll let you know how it goes =] ...