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by Director9
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice Requested for Bedroom HTPC build
Replies: 14
Views: 2908

Re: Advice Requested for Bedroom HTPC build

Memory - Downgrade to 2x 4GB[/list] One last suggestion, if available to you, my favorite ram atm is the Crucial Ballistix Sport Very Low Profile 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3-1600 1.35V UDIMM 240-Pin Memory Modules BLS2C4G3D1609ES2LX0 , its truly low profile (corsair is standard profile even when they say ...
by Director9
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First Mini ITX Build - Comments and Suggestions Please
Replies: 10
Views: 3320

Re: First Mini ITX Build - Comments and Suggestions Please

I have a RM in a Node 304 case, it'll get in the way of the graphics card, definitely.
by Director9
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments on planned setup please
Replies: 51
Views: 21983

Re: Comments on planned setup please

As a linux noob I managed in the end to be able to run pwmconfig and fancontrol on my Asus Z87 board together with a Scythe Mugen 4.
by Director9
Sat May 10, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build Advice, Please
Replies: 22
Views: 7358

Re: Build Advice, Please

I have the Z87i-Pro with a Mugen 4, current ram is Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP, 1/2 inch in total height, easily have another inch to spare. Clearance is pretty good all in all. The UPS, due to my renovating the house, I do experience outages, with the HDD never had any problems with corruption, and...
by Director9
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet mITX with mid range hardware
Replies: 70
Views: 28922

Re: quiet mITX with mid range hardware

@myselphabet : concerning fancontrol, I can take it down real low. The scythe has a real PWM fan, and I'm able to take it down to 180rpm, the others are voltage controlled but the asus board can use voltage I guess to control the rpm. I'm not using fanxpert, but linux/fancontrol. According to specs ...
by Director9
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet mITX with mid range hardware
Replies: 70
Views: 28922

Re: quiet mITX with mid range hardware

@abula : the first peripheral/sata power connection starts at about 1/4 of the PSU, so I measured and you should comfortably fit a 23cm card and still have 2 peripheral/sata connections free. The C-link will also not be availalbe, but don't know how far that connection sticks out. @quest_for_silence...
by Director9
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet mITX with mid range hardware
Replies: 70
Views: 28922

Re: quiet mITX with mid range hardware

I have built myself a system : Asus Z87i-Pro in a Node 304 case, Scythe Mugen 4, RM450, and Ballistix VLP Some points : the RM is too long, in the normal position, fan down, it's too long http://s7.postimg.org/qj6ysbgx7/IMG_5809.jpg fan up, the 24+4 is nearly in the middle of the PSU, not sure how h...
by Director9
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build advice appreciated
Replies: 17
Views: 5389

Re: Build advice appreciated

small update :

got a pointer to a driver, installed it, and presto, monitoring fine now.

Fancontrole is now in charge, the CPU fan running on 190rpm instead of 700rpm on idle.
by Director9
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build advice appreciated
Replies: 17
Views: 5389

Re: Build advice appreciated

It's been a while, had to wait nearly 2 weeks to get the order in. The SSD makes it pretty silent tbh, very happy with that. About the fancontrole. The linux way with lmsensors and stuff can't see them, maybe a BIOS thing or else the board isn't supported(yet). A pity, because Asus has a min restric...
by Director9
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build advice appreciated
Replies: 17
Views: 5389

Re: Build advice appreciated

OK, so there are possibilities to have some fancontrol :) ordered, hope to have it all by this coming WE Samsung 250GB 840 Evo MZ-7TE250BW € 126,00 Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-WH € 67,50 Intel Core i5-4670 BX80646I54670 € 191,50 ASUS Z87I-Pro 90MB0H30-M0EAY5 € 142,00 Corsair RM450, EU CP-...
by Director9
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build advice appreciated
Replies: 17
Views: 5389

Re: Build advice appreciated

I would like to step up to the Z87 board, get some more fancontrol. However, I forgot about wanting to run linux on it :)

Similar programs available to set the fanspeed in linux as fanxpert2, or is it possible to achieve it in the bios setup?
by Director9
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How ya like the Mugen 4?
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: How ya like the Mugen 4?

I'll be getting the Mugen 4 SCMG on a i5-4670

PCGH : 2 non-PWM fans with a low RPM
SCMG : 1 PWM fan
by Director9
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build advice appreciated
Replies: 17
Views: 5389

Re: Build advice appreciated

It is a very expensive board, but like I said, the extra cost with the noctua that extra is nearly reduced. If I'd take your advice and replace the backfan also then the price is on par.

I'll take a lot at those links, thx for that.
by Director9
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build advice appreciated
Replies: 17
Views: 5389

Re: Build advice appreciated

The money is worth spending, but the price increase is pretty hefty, I can get the Asus Z87i-Pro with 4 fancontrol headers with that extra money. Just don't know if the Mugen would fit it.
by Director9
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build advice appreciated
Replies: 17
Views: 5389

Re: Build advice appreciated

Thanks, yes the noctua I had looked at, but it does has a significant cost attached to it. In terms of cooling/quietness it doesn't look all that different. If I understand correctly, I should get the backfan + CPU fan on same header, let that control it. Probably the reason I need 2 similar/same fa...
by Director9
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build advice appreciated
Replies: 17
Views: 5389

Re: Build advice appreciated

As no-one was eager to respond I took it more as a hint to rethink it over a couple of times. I did, and I looked at the pricing too at the same time. CPU : i5-4570 PSU : Corsair RM450 CPU cooler : Mugen 4 memory : Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP 2*4GB HDD : Samsung SSD EVO 240 250GB motherboard : Asus ...
by Director9
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build advice appreciated
Replies: 17
Views: 5389

Build advice appreciated

OK, finally pieced together a build, based on an 11-watt idle low noise build. case : Aerocool DS CPU : i5-4670 PSU : Corsair RM650 CPU cooler : Mugen 4 PCGH memory : 16GB Kingston Valueram (2*8GB) HDD : Samsung SSD EVO 240 256GB GPU : MSI GTX 780 TwinFrozr Gaming 3 GB (optional, has to be able to f...
by Director9
Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case advice on a possible new build
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

Re: Case advice on a possible new build

The cases has an unusual 200mm front fan that is not quiet and not easily replaceable. Looks replacable enough, with 120/140mm one, the central position worries me a bit, only the tophalf of the 200mm fan covers the motherboard volume, the other half goes across/to the hdd cage, a smaller fan would...
by Director9
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case advice on a possible new build
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

Case advice on a possible new build

Been following this forum for a while now. The current PC is noisy and 5 years old. After being inspired by an 11-watt idle silent build in a magazine article I decided to renew my setup. mATX or miniITX will be my board, but I do want some option to install a decent videocard later. Been looking at...