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by bastiaan
Tue May 10, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Intel Pentium G4400 & Intel H110 Power Consumption: 15 watt?
Replies: 5
Views: 15625

Re: Intel Pentium G4400 & Intel H110 Power Consumption: 15 w

I think this is a good result, at least compared to not too long ago when around 20 Watt idle was considered a marketable "green" intel mobo. Intel may have squeezed a few more milliwatts out of its new lineup of CPUs, but I guess most of the power savings come from the motherboard; I wonder how muc...
by bastiaan
Wed May 04, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced
Replies: 14
Views: 5947

Re: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced

The first reviews are in. Johnnyguru has a review of the 600W unit and Hexus has one of the 800W unit.
by bastiaan
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced
Replies: 14
Views: 5947

Re: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced

Maybe so, but someone has to be the first and Silverstone is here now, while the others are still busy announcing things. So kudos to Silverstone.
by bastiaan
Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 500W "Titanium" efficiency PSU: Andyson N500
Replies: 3
Views: 3454

Re: 500W "Titanium" efficiency PSU: Andyson N500

At least in western Europe, there is one Titanium certified unit on the market under 1kW: the 850W Super Flower Leadex Titanium (SF-850F14HT). The current retail price is about $240 USD. If Andyson succeeds in mass producing its N500, perhaps we will see this "titanium" unit for under $100, which wo...
by bastiaan
Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 500W "Titanium" efficiency PSU: Andyson N500
Replies: 3
Views: 3454

500W "Titanium" efficiency PSU: Andyson N500

Read the review at Anandtech . Andyson claims that this PSU has been certified 80 Plus Titanium, but it doesn't appear in the 80 Plus database. From Anandtech's measurements it looks great efficiency wise, but Anandtech tests at 230W. So it remains to be seen whether this PSU would actually pass 80 ...
by bastiaan
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master V550S
Replies: 18
Views: 12363

Re: Cooler Master V550S

But unfortunately they cut the 450W model from the new line. The fact that they had a really high-efficiency-at-low-loads model in the 400W price class (i.e., not much more than the Seasonic G-360 costs) made this VS-series stand out. I imagine it will be much harder for the VS-series to be successf...
by bastiaan
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: durable laptop on a budget?
Replies: 8
Views: 18181

Re: durable laptop on a budget?

Pappnaas wrote:As to budget, i have no knowledge of US prices, so i'm afraid i can't comment on that.
Well, the laptop will probably be purchased somewhere in Europe. And the exchange rate is almost 1 at the moment, so conversion is easy... ;)
by bastiaan
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: durable laptop on a budget?
Replies: 8
Views: 18181

durable laptop on a budget?

Hey guys, A friend asked me for a budget notebook recommendation and one of her main concerns was durability (longevity): my friend wants the laptop to last for five years (given normal use). And to be honest I have no idea how to compare laptops on that metric. I know laptop batteries do not usuall...
by bastiaan
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 233589

Re: List of fanless laptops

Tephras wrote:
FrankL wrote:If I'd find a fanless 13" model with high resolution screen I'd likely buy it in a heartbeat...
Asus showed their fanless Zenbook UX305 at IFA recently. specs
Review by anandtech.
by bastiaan
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400W Titanium PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 4820

Re: 400W Titanium PSU

Well, it's two months later and nothing has happened. The PSU has not even appeared on FSP's consumer website, so it seems clear they are not intending to make it available in the retail market. I inquired about it with both FSP Global and FSP Europe, yet neither have seen fit to respond. Perhaps we...
by bastiaan
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 840 EVO Restoration tool
Replies: 21
Views: 9665

Re: Samsung 840 EVO Restoration tool

While we continue to look into the issue, Samsung will release an updated version of the Samsung SSD Magician software in March that will include a performance restoration tool. That does't make sense with me. Why issue an update while you're still debugging the issue? Maybe that's just the languag...
by bastiaan
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate NAS HDD 4TB
Replies: 14
Views: 9934

Re: Seagate NAS HDD 4TB

Seagate's solution has one important advantage: Lower price. The US$160 street price of the Seagate NAS HDD 4TB is quite a bit cheaper than the US$190 WD Red 4TB. Oddly enough, the Seagate is more expensive than the WD Red here. Also, if one were to calculate the power consumption cost difference o...
by bastiaan
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will 250W HP power supply work for ATi 7770?
Replies: 8
Views: 3321

Re: Will 250W HP power supply work for ATi 7770?

According to HP, the part number for the PSU is 5188-2622, which at least some of the time corresponds to the delta DPS-250QB-4 B, and I've seen two revisions of this PSU floating around the internet so far, one of which would have ample juice to power this card on the 12V line, but the other wouldn...
by bastiaan
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Best barebone system ever, Intel Compute
Replies: 8
Views: 6538

Re: Best barebone system ever, Intel Compute

antiatavist wrote:From visual inspection alone how would you connect keyboard, mouse, headphones, external hDD like WD Elements to do all the non-gaming activity like MS Office, browsing, watching movies and youtube videos..
You'll need a USB hub anyway to power it, so you can use that to connect your peripherals.
by bastiaan
Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: would you buy LED cpu cooler?
Replies: 6
Views: 2357

Re: would you buy LED cpu cooler?

edh wrote:Well I don't like lighting on computers of any form.
Same here, and I'm always irritated by the LED light in my mouse, which is its only flaw.
by bastiaan
Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400W Titanium PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 4820

Re: 400W Titanium PSU

According to Computerbase, Lenovo has had a rebranded version of the same PSU tested.
by bastiaan
Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400W Titanium PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 4820

Re: 400W Titanium PSU

This would be really cool if it happens. The 80 Plus database is chock full of low-power, high efficiency units that never make it to market (or perhaps only as part of certain complete system lines from HP and the likes, particularly those sold only to businesses/governments).
by bastiaan
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Platinum 520w (SS-520FL2) - Recommended?
Replies: 28
Views: 8225

Re: Seasonic Platinum 520w (SS-520FL2) - Recommended?

1) I was wondering if there's any reason to go for Platinum rating when choosing fan-cooled PSU? (considered that it should run cool anyhow...) Aside from reducing power consumption, efficiency also has an impact on the amount of heat a fan has to remove from the PSU. But that's only the theory of ...
by bastiaan
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Platinum 520w (SS-520FL2) - Recommended?
Replies: 28
Views: 8225

Re: Seasonic Platinum 520w (SS-520FL2) - Recommended?

You can expect your system peak power draw to be about about 300W (assuming you aren't overclocking). A 500W supply doesn't seem unreasonable (but neither does a 400W or 450W unit). I would suggest either the Be Quiet Straight Power 10 500W or the Enermax Platimax 500W as your budget permits. Both s...
by bastiaan
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why I can't trust other websites noise evaluations
Replies: 4
Views: 8875

Re: Why I can't trust other websites noise evaluations

Yes, many websites don't offer quality results for hard-to-quantify things like noise and power consumption (!).

The good news is that with SPCR, we know that everything they measure, they measure well.
by bastiaan
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Platinum 520w (SS-520FL2) - Recommended?
Replies: 28
Views: 8225

Re: Seasonic Platinum 520w (SS-520FL2) - Recommended?

The question with passive PSUs is is that the heat spreads to your other components and the CPU fan and/or case fans will have to spin harder, generating noise. It is much preferable to have an active PSU with a quiet fan.
by bastiaan
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Multiple fanless power supplies?
Replies: 37
Views: 10264

Re: Multiple fanless power supplies?

I am wondering if it's possible to power the GPUs' PCIe via one fanless power supply and the CPU, motherboard, fans, and so forth with another? There's nothing patently impossible about that. You'll have to rig one of the PSUs to start up without an ATX connector, but it's not difficult. I realize ...
by bastiaan
Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: advise on cooling of a new build
Replies: 6
Views: 1813

Re: advise on cooling of a new build

For cheap coolers I would suggest this budget coolers review as a starting point. Perhaps the $17 Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 Pro Rev. 2 would be a good match, or even the Logisys if your budget can handle an extra fan. Now for the PSU. According to Guru3D , a system with this GPU will draw up to 200W....
by bastiaan
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Turbo Boost and K CPUs
Replies: 5
Views: 4354

Re: Turbo Boost and K CPUs

Some Intel processors have a "Turbo boost" feature allowing them to increase their clock rate to a certain manufacturer set frequency on demand. I think overclocking normally refers to increasing the clock rate to beyond what the manufacturer specifies. Overclocking generally requires an unlocked mu...
by bastiaan
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Acer Aspire V 11 and E 11
Replies: 2
Views: 18371

Re: Acer Aspire V 11 and E 11

Going by the figures in the V11 review the performance of these Bay Trail pentiums is very impressive given the power consumption. It looks like the figures are 'competitive' with a mobile core i3 CPU, even if perhaps not with the i5 tested. The lack of fan is interesting, but from the sounds of rev...
by bastiaan
Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build
Replies: 16
Views: 7947

Re: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build

I am quite disappointed as I was expecting something in the range of 15W like this site is mentioning: http://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/faith/msi-highlights-the-green-way-with-h97m-eco-demo-at-computex/ Well, that was a bit misleading. The product changed a lot between the demo and the...
by bastiaan
Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quality headphones, but with a mic
Replies: 8
Views: 4441

Re: Quality headphones, but with a mic

antiatavist wrote:Please refrain yourself from adding extraneous options to my question.
Well, then this discussion will be very short: what you're after doesn't exist.
by bastiaan
Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI B85M-ECO motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 4714

Re: MSI B85M-ECO motherboard

There are few other reviews available, such as this one, but they make little sense because they only measure the board with a discrete GPU installed. It seems to me that if you want to go "eco" the very first step is to get rid of your power-guzzling GPU.
by bastiaan
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI B85M-ECO motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 4714

Re: MSI B85M-ECO motherboard

Just did a search on newegg for matx and mitx 1150 boards with 6 sata ports: 53 showed up, starting at $60. Not so unique, eh? No, but if you limit your search to ITX you'll find far fewer (I only find 8 in my region, starting at $120). So the value proposition of the MSI board is a ITX power consu...
by bastiaan
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI B85M-ECO motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 4714

Re: MSI B85M-ECO motherboard

Maybe they're using less materials & energy to make it? Or it is supposed to last longer? If either were the case, you'd think they would make a point of it in their advertising, but it seems they pretty much focused on power consumption. The measured power is quite suspect tho, cus it's the AC pow...