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by croddie
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Silent Ultra-Compact PC Build (Mid 2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 7941

Re: Silent Ultra-Compact PC Build (Mid 2018)

I think the best SSF is still a BRIX Pro 5775, despite being 3 years old. It has Iris Pro (decent integrated graphics with dedicated RAM), quad core with hyperthreading, space for SSD and HDD. You do have to mod it for quietness, and it lacks fixed function 10 bit HEVC decoding. We are going through...
by croddie
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan control software for machine
Replies: 1
Views: 2099

Fan control software for machine

After updating the BIOS on my modded BRIX GB-BXi7-5775, the fan is audible at idle. So I think I need to go with fan speed software rather than relying on the BIOS. The fan speed software should naturally apply irrespective of who, if anyone, is currently logged into the machine. SpeedFan doesn't do...
by croddie
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Got BRIX Pro, now need DIY help
Replies: 7
Views: 10732

Re: Got BRIX Pro, now need DIY help

Thanks for the advice everyone! Nice to have some options! I'll see which one works out. boost: it's a straight Broadwell upgrade to the 4770R model; everything else is the same. I actually don't mind a fan sticking out though! flyingsherpa: I think it's as good as you can expect these days. I have ...
by croddie
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Got BRIX Pro, now need DIY help
Replies: 7
Views: 10732

Re: Got BRIX Pro, now need DIY help

Thanks but a hole saw is too round! It should be a square hole about 8cm square and the corners need to be very precise to avoid destroying the power button.

I'm really wondering what a "professional diy" person is called so I can look one up!
by croddie
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Got BRIX Pro, now need DIY help
Replies: 7
Views: 10732

Got BRIX Pro, now need DIY help

I was looking for a powerful small system and ended up with a Brix Pro GB-BXI7-5775R. This is working very well but I need to silence it. That means cutting a square in the top cover using a dremel to fit a Noctua fan in, as in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRgNyoiX6Cg Also adapting the fan cable ...
by croddie
Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: NUC6i7KYK/NUC skull canyon
Replies: 7
Views: 13414

Re: NUC6i7KYK/NUC skull canyon

Well, I bought one... and I'm sending it back. Fast as hell, small as hell, loud as hell. I set this up in my quiet bedroom with my desktop PC inaudible and all I got was steady fan noise and chatter that rose and fell as background tasks in windows 10 kicked in. I tested it again in my living room...
by croddie
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: A bad time to buy?
Replies: 2
Views: 7196

Re: A bad time to buy?

Thanks for the advice. I think I'd like more than shared-memory IGPU for general system performance and also the only IGPU that Premiere CC supports is Iris Pro. The Antec ISK 110 is a very nice design but given that there are no Iris Pro motherboards I'd need a GPU for a self-build which would be t...
by croddie
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: A bad time to buy?
Replies: 2
Views: 7196

A bad time to buy?

I need to build a system for 1080p video editing which means quad core Skylake and low-end discrete graphics or Iris Pro. I'd like to do this soon but the options don't look so great. Option 1: Laptop gaming system from Dell or MSI or HP etc., with i7-6700HQ and something like Nvidia GTX 950m. I'm w...
by croddie
Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: NUC6i7KYK/NUC skull canyon
Replies: 7
Views: 13414

Re: NUC6i7KYK/NUC skull canyon

I'm very interested in this as I'm looking for a quad core system with low-end-discrete-level graphics for Adobe Premiere and Iris Pro looks like the most power efficient system around. The quad-core Iris Pros are taking a long time to come out. The NUC6i7 is the only one out at a reasonable price. ...
by croddie
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY
Replies: 36
Views: 23629

Re: Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY

Thanks for the review. Good product.
by croddie
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter
Replies: 26
Views: 13730

Re: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter

1. If by " passive amplification " you mean bi-amping w/ electronic xover No, I mean the normal consumer speakers where you have a separate amp feeding a high power signal to the speakers with a passive crossover there.[/quote] 2. Good amps are cheap these days. Name one. Search ebay for tripath am...
by croddie
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter
Replies: 26
Views: 13730

Re: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter

If I understand correctly you are contrasting the AE speakers, which use a two-channel amplifier and passive crossovers, with speakers using active crossovers upstream of dedicated mid and tweeter amps in each speaker. Contrasting these (passive design, amp inside one of the boxes) to both regular ...
by croddie
Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter
Replies: 26
Views: 13730

Re: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter

While these speakers are not expensive as speakers go, in the price range you will be much better off going passive with an amp. Good amps are cheap these days. And for only slightly more you can get low end active speakers (i.e. with internal amplification and line-level crossovers) that will massi...
by croddie
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is
Replies: 182
Views: 42576

Re: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is

Well considering anybody that even remotely does what Christ or Mother Teresa would do is quickly branded a socialist it may be best to take a more detached approach. What would Jesus have done if he came back and took power? (He rejected this in the New Testament accounts but suppose he changed hi...
by croddie
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is
Replies: 182
Views: 42576

Re: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is

I would agree concerning hardcore marxism, but of course you can have a middle ground - true social liberalism - with state owned energy and local transportation and infra structure, healthcare, more minor monpolies like on alcohol and pharmacies and so on. There are many small, but valueable, demo...
by croddie
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground
Replies: 58
Views: 8379

Re: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground

But if you want me to specify: There is no doubt, that the current technological progress will sooner or later lead to the creation of 'androids' (for better or worse), that are capable of performing any job that a human can do. Physically and mentally. At which point human labor ends. Except for c...
by croddie
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground
Replies: 58
Views: 8379

Re: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground

Jobs are not lost as a result of new technology. They are not lost as a result of international competition. To be more precise, (involuntary) unemployment is not caused by technology, or by international competition. Unemployment is the degree to which the labor market does not clear, and is relate...
by croddie
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground
Replies: 58
Views: 8379

Re: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground

Ah free trade… Anyone who knows any economic theory understands that free trade has a lot of pros AND cons. In theory, the main advantage of free trade is that it promotes the creation of wealth. This is certainly true; in fact, free trade has been spectacularly successful in creating wealth. I kno...
by croddie
Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List
Replies: 29
Views: 20905

4 SODIMM slots is not becoming the norm for notebooks.
Nor will it, because:
1. the need for memory is not rising faster than Moore's law
2. notebooks are not getting bigger
by croddie
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Conductive material to put under laptop?
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

Thanks for the tips. I've ordered one of these heat-transfer pads to put under it. Although I'll probably stop using it as a second screen and move it off the desk.
by croddie
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Conductive material to put under laptop?
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

Conductive material to put under laptop?

Any ideas on something good to rest a laptop on to conduct heat away?
by croddie
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec TruePower New TP-750
Replies: 19
Views: 8590

Where are the 10% of systems that take more than 750W?
This is not appropriate for personal computers, especially silent personal computers. Maybe for some servers but there silence is rarely of much importance.
by croddie
Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who's going to run out and see "Inception", "
Replies: 22
Views: 4535

Not exactly original (drawing from Paprika and Matrix). Or deep. But clever, well executed and exiting.
by croddie
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Building a silent PC to be used for design programs
Replies: 9
Views: 3643

How many monitors at what resolution?
How parallel are the programs you are using (will they benefit from quad core)?
by croddie
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T reissued in 45nm 95W TDP edition!
Replies: 15
Views: 8088

45nm was 2 years ago. Not suitable for silent PCs.
by croddie
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent PC for voice recording/editing. Looking for feedback!
Replies: 12
Views: 3896

Re: Silent PC for voice recording/editing. Looking for feedb

Silent Energy-efficient (will be keeping it on 24/7) Powerful enough to deal with audio that typically involves 1 stereo track and a minimal processing chain Easy. The lowest-end system won't have problems, but I'd still get a decent system in case you want to do other things with it. It'd be nice ...
by croddie
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: i5/i3 IGP - user experiences?
Replies: 7
Views: 3718

If you're starting a linux-specific thread, could you indicate that in the thread title? Thanks.
by croddie
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: C2D E6400, P45, HD3850 draw 77W idle, need less!
Replies: 10
Views: 2950

Re: C2D E6400, P45, HD3850 draw 77W idle, need less!

tuomaspt wrote:I have a system as described in the topic
Replace the whole system.
by croddie
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Dayton DTA-100 Class D Amplifier
Replies: 34
Views: 23658

Re: Dayton DTA-100 Class D Amplifier

Powered speakers ... don’t fit my use. I need a handy volume knob as well as the easy ability to plug in headphones/mute speakers. I would definitely go with powered speakers. Powered speakers give better value because they are the technically correct way to make speakers. Unfortunately a lot of ...
by croddie
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Budget DAW pc build
Replies: 27
Views: 5037

Re: Budget DAW pc build

harve wrote:HMy needs are: a near silent daw (using pro tools8), firewire, capable of running sc2, potential to upgrade to 2 monitors.
DAW is easy. You want and have specced out a gaming rig, assuming SC2 is the game Starcraft 2. Inaccurate title.