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by Ralf Hutter
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Q: How many threads can you start per week....
Replies: 1
Views: 5485

Re: Q: How many threads can you start per week....

Is this a rhetorical question?

I'm guessing it's not.
by Ralf Hutter
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fractal Design Node 304 HDD suspension
Replies: 6
Views: 8910

Re: Fractal Design Node 304 HDD suspension

snakyjake wrote:What was the reason for suspending the drives?
Noise and vibration reduction:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8240
by Ralf Hutter
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder
Replies: 62
Views: 41960

Re: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder

eugenius wrote:Let me see:

............

Have I missed anything?
Nope! Looks like Apple nailed it! Another billion dollar success headed to market.....
by Ralf Hutter
Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Eye opening and obviously wrong ad at Fry's
Replies: 6
Views: 4352

Re: Eye opening and obviously wrong ad at Fry's

Fry's ads are full of mis-prints. Whenever you go into the store and look at the cork board where they post their current ads, there are always a few notes with the retractions on them, posted right next to the ads themselves. Sometimes they even put the same note of the shelf where the item is loca...
by Ralf Hutter
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My Political Compass
Replies: 10
Views: 4445

Re: My Political Compass

Here's me:

Economic Left/Right: 0.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.38

Didn't we already do this one sometime in the past?
by Ralf Hutter
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: replacement fan for HP G60T-600
Replies: 5
Views: 22481

Re: replacement fan for HP G60T-600

Compressed air is much more effective than a vacuum. Buy a can, open your laptop(removing the keyboard might suffice to get access to the cpu cooler) and use that. But wedge something against the fan blades so it doesn't rotate when you blowing on it. The compressed air stream can cause the blades ...
by Ralf Hutter
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 89733

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

idbash wrote:So I just switched into the SOLO II...blah,blah
Excellent quiet case for the money. If you usually buy quality that is...
You forgot to post pics of your new build!
by Ralf Hutter
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1600548

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Thelonious Monk - Complete Thelonious Monk at the It Club
by Ralf Hutter
Tue May 14, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for small-ish case that will take an ATX board
Replies: 8
Views: 4412

Re: Looking for small-ish case that will take an ATX board

torp wrote: Will post photos when I get around to setting up the system if anyone's interested.
Please do!
by Ralf Hutter
Sun May 12, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: hi everybody
Replies: 1
Views: 1835

Re: hi everybody

Howdy, and welcome to SPCR!
by Ralf Hutter
Mon May 06, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First ITX build, Antec ISK300/110 observations
Replies: 6
Views: 4695

Re: First ITX build, Antec ISK300/110 observations

Welcome to SPCR!

Nice project and nice first post!

For drilling out the 2500 holes, I hereby nominate you for the 2013 SPCR Perseverance Award, with additional Oak Leaf Clusters for OCD.
by Ralf Hutter
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 99514

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

FWIW, different mobos will have the PSU header in different locations than the board in your prototype. This would allow the second 80x25mm fan to clear without interference.
by Ralf Hutter
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Stumped on how to silence this hard drive setup
Replies: 6
Views: 3050

Re: Stumped on how to silence this hard drive setup

If you're stuck on keeping your two existing drives, I'd suspend one of them in the empty 5.25" bay and mount the other on the floor of the case using a sorbothane-type pad.

I'd also look at that Thermaltake PSU as a significant source of noise.
by Ralf Hutter
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1600548

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Buck Clayton - Complete CBS Buck Clayton Jam Sessions
by Ralf Hutter
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Shuttle DS61, any opinions about it?
Replies: 3
Views: 4502

Re: Shuttle DS61, any opinions about it?

Interesting, but I can't see how those 60mm fans could ever be very quiet. It gets some decent reviews on Newegg though, although it's silence doesn't seem to be a priority to any of the reviewers. Personally, if I was stuck on that size case, I'd look at something like this case: http://www.mini-bo...
by Ralf Hutter
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Basic Quality Build Music Server Only
Replies: 11
Views: 2694

Re: Basic Quality Build Music Server Only

No need for a monitor. You run your server "headless" and access from any other local computer using MS Remote Desktop, or one of the third-party solutions. Onboard video supplied by the board/CPU is more than enough. You can easily build yourself something along these lines: http://www.computeraudi...
by Ralf Hutter
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Lowest power consumption board with x86 or x64 CPU
Replies: 3
Views: 3216

Re: Lowest power consumption board with x86 or x64 CPU

The headless DH77EB + i3-3220 "Music Server" that's listed in my sig idles around 13-14W with one HDD, the NIC one undervolted Scythe fan and one USB peripheral. Another fan adds 2-ish W, another HDD adds 4-5W. For comparison, the previous iteration of this server was running the same peripherals, b...
by Ralf Hutter
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Longer P4 cable for PicoPSU 80
Replies: 3
Views: 1399

Re: Longer P4 cable for PicoPSU 80

Vicotnik wrote:
I usually bypass the picoPSU and let the brick feed the 4pin connector directly.
How do you do that?
by Ralf Hutter
Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H5.TODD Fanless HTPC Case
Replies: 4
Views: 4165

Re: HDPLEX H5.TODD Fanless HTPC Case

Is VRM cooling an issue in these passive cases? I am thinking about an HTPC build with an ASUS P8H77-I ITX, Intel i3-3225, dual tuner card plus HDD/SSD. No overclocking. The heatpipes would pass over the chipset heatsink and SATA ports on the right. Won't said heatpipes block access to all the SATA...
by Ralf Hutter
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ultimate VortexBox case? ITX, 5.5" full-size optical, 1 3.5"
Replies: 2
Views: 5016

Re: Ultimate VortexBox case? ITX, 5.5" full-size optical, 1

I used one of those MSI barebones systems as my music server for a few years. It worked great. I used it oriented vertically so that convection would aid the cooling. I retired it a year or so ago and it was still running 100% when I took it offline. Used it with a 2TB WD Green and a full-size DVDro...
by Ralf Hutter
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 12813

Re: Slim Black HTPC V8.0

Having a choice, which one is better? Slot-load, no front signs, no protruding parts, more complex mechanically. Tray-load, simpler mechanics, proven reliability (good old PATA drive), some sign up front. :wink: Being a "form follows function" kind of guy, I'd go with the tray-load version. And if ...
by Ralf Hutter
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need Recommendations for 250-320GB HDD
Replies: 7
Views: 2412

Re: Need Recommendations for 250-320GB HDD

I'd look for the WD blue 2.5" drives of that capacity. I've used the 250 & 500gb drives extensively and they are very quiet. IIRC, they also had (have?) a 320gb drive in that series.
by Ralf Hutter
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where I can buy GT-3 case? please help
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

Re: Where I can buy GT-3 case? please help

My gut feeling is that you're never going to find that one from a retail vendor. It was originally around about 5-6 years ago and is probably long gone by now. Your only chance would be finding an old used one for sale somewhere.
by Ralf Hutter
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Biostar NM70I-847 - cheap 17w Celeron 847 + motherboard?
Replies: 2
Views: 3153

Re: Biostar NM70I-847 - cheap 17w Celeron 847 + motherboard?

kaotikfunk wrote:
I have one on order and will post my thoughts once I receive it.
Any follow-up on this?
by Ralf Hutter
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Soundless and powerful Streacom FC5-based system
Replies: 5
Views: 7134

Re: Soundless and powerful Streacom FC5-based system

tDa wrote:The secondary power supply cable going to the motherboard is slightly too short, so it's rubbing up against the RAM.
Those Pico-PSU P4 ATX cables are always too short. I just purchase one of those $3 extension cables to add on. Those cables are available at all the usual case-mod supply stores.
by Ralf Hutter
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Define Mini DAW (2016 update: Skylake)
Replies: 47
Views: 29693

Re: Define Mini passive i7 DAW

axee wrote:Sorry, I didn't understand your question..
It means he's probably a spammer, working on getting his required minimum post count. But we're watching him!
by Ralf Hutter
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Streacom FC8 Evo Fanless Mini-ITX Chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 27857

Re: Streacom FC8 Evo Fanless Mini-ITX Chassis

Did you guys contact the manufacturer to see what input they have regarding their max TDP recommendation?
by Ralf Hutter
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Creating the Most Efficient / Quiet Air Cooling
Replies: 13
Views: 2485

Re: Creating the Most Efficient / Quiet Air Cooling

Can you cut a hole (80mm, 92mm, 120mm etc) in the back of the TV stand and install a 12v quiet computer fan there to help exhaust the air from the cabinet itself?
by Ralf Hutter
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: pico PSU 90w 19v dc in
Replies: 7
Views: 2299

Re: pico PSU 90w 19v dc in

1) Are you sure your PSU is correctly connected to the mobo? Are you using the 12V ATX connector?

2) Is your start button hooked up correctly?

3) Do you have a conventional PSU to use temporarily in it's place?
by Ralf Hutter
Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: How toxic is thermal paste and is there a safer version?
Replies: 7
Views: 20281

Re: How toxic is thermal paste and is there a safer version?

If you're actually worried about it, use Vegemite instead. Or this.