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by thierry.
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Argon AR02 CPU Cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 4572

Re: SilverStone Argon AR02 CPU Cooler

Thanks a lot Mike. You cannot imagine how much time I spent just to put the backplate, thinking and re-thinking "what is wrong with my fingers!" :lol: By the way, I like this AR02 cooler. Compared to the Kotetsu that was installed one day before, in the same case, I found it as quite. (Of course, it...
by thierry.
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Custom Silent Case Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Re: Custom Silent Case Videos

Nice casing.
It reminds me of that guy who was also building wooden case with vertical oriented boards and fans. (This ones looks nicer :mrgreen: )

And I like the idea of backup drive with a power button. Especially if the backup is a noisy 7200rpm (like mine). (I need to change it !!)
by thierry.
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Argon AR02 CPU Cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 4572

Re: SilverStone Argon AR02 CPU Cooler

I got this nice little blue in my new PC. Great choice, when I could not fit more than 140mm. But I got into something strange and wanted to ask your advice : the backplate doesnt seems to align "logically" to the holes of the motherboard. I have a GA-Z97N-Wifi It took me quite a long time to figure...
by thierry.
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Interesting cubes from Thermaltake for high performance PCs
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

Re: Interesting cubes from Thermaltake for high performance

The Core V1 is smaller (and I don't need the handles of Prodigy, etc.) When I looked through these cube cases with a front intake fan, they all seem to have a common weakness: not a lot of breathing room at the GPU side and the intake fan is centred on the CPU, rather than offset to the GPU side. I...
by thierry.
Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Interesting cubes from Thermaltake for high performance PCs
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

Re: Interesting cubes from Thermaltake for high performance

Since you are talking about the Thermaltake "cubes", What do you think of the smaller Core V1? (for a small config i5-4460, HD4600, no discrete card, 1 SSD, 1 2.5" HDD) http://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Mini_Case_/Core/C_00002373/Core_V1/design.htm I have bad memories of the airflow "noise" from th...
by thierry.
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Elite 110 and 2.5" HDDs
Replies: 3
Views: 2177

Re: Cooler Master Elite 110 and 2.5" HDDs

Hi Smiling,
Did you go with another small one?
by thierry.
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommendation on silent case/form factor w. 3HDD
Replies: 30
Views: 11839

Re: Recommendation on silent case/form factor w. 3HDD

Telstar wrote:If the backup needs to be done daily or even more often, then consider two drives in raid1 is a better option.
I hope you are not suggesting Raid 1, as a backup plan... (Or I misunderstood)
When you delete a file by accident on disk 1, it is also deleted on disk 2. Your "backup-Raid" is useless.
by thierry.
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Heatsinks updated
Replies: 158
Views: 181262

Re: Recommended Heatsinks updated

If I may add some comments, as a "new reader" of that page. (Just comments, no complains. The list is already great help !) - it's not so clear what is new with the latest "big changes". (But ok, maybe it's not the point of this list) - I wanted to see for the Kotetsu, which seems to be the king. It...
by thierry.
Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

To be safe, I'll take the 150 XT + 120W brick. (without heavy encoding, we should be good) Abula, I'm curious, on the Q07 where would you put the case fan, for positive pressure flow? On the perforated side panel? Or the back panel? because the bottom and front, are not perforated (like the Q08 and ...
by thierry.
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

And the winner is.....?? Not the Xigmatek Nebula => "too fancy" she said. Not the Raijintek Metis => "why these colors? I prefer black" Not the Jonsbo U2 => "it's taller than other. I prefer small if you can fit everything inside" Not the Q07, because CoolCube is smaller. She chose the Cooltek CoolC...
by thierry.
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

He's putting all the adapter cable for picoPSU, inside the case. So it can't be unplugged by accident. by adapter cable do you mean the brick? that will put a lot more heat inside the case. ive tried it. No, don't worry. I'm not thinking of hiding all the adapter in the case. :mrgreen: I meant, the...
by thierry.
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

Ok, I understand the possible issue.

I will see in the case, how it aligns the heatsink and the back opening.

thierry. wrote:(And H97N is cheaper than H87N. All good to me.)
I add the 24 pin extension to my list. It is still cheaper than H87N. :wink:
by thierry.
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

I discover new thing every day, here. With this twin mounter, the 2 SSDs are in contact? It's not heating too much? It's not clear on pictures http://www.scythe-eu.com/uploads/pics/twinmounter-2.5-dual_01.jpg Abula, is it a good news? The Asus placement is better? (or maybe better associated in the ...
by thierry.
Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

Thanks Quest, you are right. I better print some more pictures so she can choose the look and color. (In the end, it's all what is important for her. Just as for our car. :lol: but it makes simple decisions) Thanks Mats, I will add the Metis to my print. Maybe she'll like some colors. (I would love ...
by thierry.
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

I have a plug-watt-meter at home. I will surely post all my readings, when it's running with picoPSU. I'm removing (again!?) from my list the Node 304 for the second time. Hopefully, it's the last time and I stop bothering with my endless questions. :D It will be the Cooltek Coolcube , picoPSU 90W a...
by thierry.
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

Thanks Luca for the confirmation. I hope I won't cause too many heart attack between the SPCR readers with the below picture. :D That's the current wind turbine (and noise generator) , sitting under her laptop. I can't wait to get rid of it! :twisted: http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008...
by thierry.
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

So, summarizing, from what you said about your wife usage (about nothing), I would expect an average power draw around the forties (43W? 49W? I don't know, but not so far from): anyway, if you want to better describe her works, I would be glad to try to revise my guess. She's dealing with big amoun...
by thierry.
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

Dear Abula, Thanks for the suggestions. I moved to i5 since the start of the topic. (I updated the list, this morning) I won't fit the i5, 2 SSD and 1 HDD in the ISK110. I'm feeling already quite tight in the Elite 110 (It must be hard to evacuate the heat) Do you recommend the Kozuti over the Big S...
by thierry.
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/sc.8/category.13/.f they sell direct from thier website, or via amazon, as long as its sold "von Mini-Box.com" you can trust its the real thing. http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=bl_sr_computers?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=Mini-Box.com&index=computers&search-type=ss Thanks xsan_use...
by thierry.
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

I like more the old style lian li cases like Q11, at least for my likes in terms of having a intake fan and can fit a monster coolers if you use an external psu like picoPSU. This is how my MiniMi evolved in 2014, The PC-Q11 is 80€ here in Austria + about 80-100€ for the picoPSU and some extra for ...
by thierry.
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

Btw why did you abandon the picoPSU idea? wihtout a dedicated GPU you wont need much power. Yes, I abandoned the idea of picoPSU. There are tons of different models on amazon.at and I can't know which one is good or not. I don't want to take the risk of choosing a cheap model with bad quality. On t...
by thierry.
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

btw, only ASUS and ASRock have somehow centerd CPU sockets, so check whether a large heatsink will fit (whether it had to overhang on a side, it couldn't fit). True. The Gigabyte is not centered. http://www.gigabyte.com/fileupload/product/2/4600/8173.jpg But I don't have much choice of motherboard....
by thierry.
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

You are right, I was already posting about it. I had an un-necessary question mark on this sentence: (Or I have to put the CPU Fan to the back of the case) In January, I was ruling out the Node 304, because thinking of i3 CPU and vertical setup with picoPSU. With the small changes now, it's back to ...
by thierry.
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

Thanks Quest_for_silence, the W1 is too big for my small config. And I will never need a discrete card. (If it happens, it means she will need more computing power for her bigger project with new budget to buy new bigger PC. :D for happy husband building a new one) Running the Kotetsu fanless, it's ...
by thierry.
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommendation on silent case/form factor w. 3HDD
Replies: 30
Views: 11839

Re: Recommendation on silent case/form factor w. 3HDD

Hi dmitch and welcome here, I'm adding my comments and you will certainly get more experienced guys, passing by. Between the Node 304 and FD R4, I don't think there would be much of difference concerning the CPU dissipation. Using the tower cooler Scythe Kotetsu, the Node 304 should be able to handl...
by thierry.
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32002

Re: Any better ITX than SG06? Maybe PC-Q07 or Node 304 or PC

Hi Rebellious, It's nice that you bumped this topic, few weeks ago. I am hunting again for my next config and came across my own topic when searching new mini-ITX cases in 2014. Short answer: there is not many new things in 2014, for small mini-ITX! In January 2014, I finally abandon my search for n...
by thierry.
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec ISK300-150 w i7-4770 CPU - lots CPU in a small case
Replies: 23
Views: 13491

Re: Antec ISK300-150 w i7-4770 CPU - lots CPU in a small cas

Hi Wayner,

Did you manage to keep this big i7 into the small case?
Or you had to move to bigger?
by thierry.
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 29965

Re: Define Mini DAW (2014 update: NH-U14S)

Correct!
He was talking about the HR-02 (with and without NF-A15)


Is it possible to run this Noctua NH-U14S passive?
by thierry.
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 100266

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Hi Jamese, I discovered your topic, few months ago. Great project, great realization! I like the bigger opening. A small suggestion for your webpage: maybe you could get some pictures from your customers rigs, and add a Gallery section. I'm sure your customers already know what they want, when they ...
by thierry.
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 29965

Re: Define Mini DAW (Update 5: Corsair RM650 & MSI GTX 760)

axee wrote: There was only 2°C difference between passive or active setup.
For "passive", do you mean "just the 2 case fans"?

If it's so small difference, why not running with only the 2 fans, and nothing on the heatsink?

PS: great picture by the way!!