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by Aleksi
Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet Another P182 Build - Ãœber Cablegami [56k friendly]
Replies: 17
Views: 12527

Really great work, executed with thought and patience. A+
by Aleksi
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte 780G GA-MA78GM-S2H
Replies: 65
Views: 55892

Aleksi, thanks for sharing the pics, gives me a good idea of the "space management" around NB with a Ninja. I guess your NB temps aint with overclocking? No overclocking involved. I'm in the middle of moving to a new apartment so I can't check this right now, but I have this odd memory that the NB ...
by Aleksi
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte 780G GA-MA78GM-S2H
Replies: 65
Views: 55892

Moro, roughly 80C at idle and over 90C when stress testing. It was above 100C while stress testing, but I added an airguide which helped. This is the HTPC build linked in my sig. Good board, works well in Linux (Debian, kernel 2.6.18 and 2.6.25). However I recommend updating to the newest F4 BIOS. -...
by Aleksi
Thu May 15, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone LC20 HTPC [56k]
Replies: 14
Views: 18121

I thought I'd write a few things down for Google, as I'm sure there are people experiencing problems with this board... - WinXP/Debian install requires the SATA DVD to be set to "Native IDE" in BIOS - XP install OK with the manufacturer SATA drivers for the HDDs (I used a slipstreamed version, made ...
by Aleksi
Thu May 15, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone LC20 HTPC [56k]
Replies: 14
Views: 18121

Hi and thanks for the reply!

If you find a good way to get an approval from your wife, then let us know also! :D I think I've used all of my excuses for a couple of years...
by Aleksi
Wed May 14, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone LC20 HTPC [56k]
Replies: 14
Views: 18121

So I finally got around to updating my HTPC. Here are the specs: - Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H mATX with two sticks of 800MHz Kingston ValueRAM and a X2 4850e (45W) - The CPU cooler is Ninja Mini (which for some reason is oddly a bit tilted sideways, temps are OK though). - Seasonic S12II 380W (with a NM...
by Aleksi
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 3400 and 3600
Replies: 30
Views: 11511

Small update to my post... The Sapphire does not in fact have the adapters included. I emailed two shops and got the surprising response of "the box states that the adapters are included, but in reality they are not included"
by Aleksi
Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC upgrade, advice appreciated
Replies: 7
Views: 2564

Well, atleast once the wait was worth it. I ordered the new AMD X2 4850e, 2.5GHz and 45W, a passive Sapphire Radeon HD3470 along with two Seagate 7200.11 750Gb. The prices came down a bit during this wait and also got the new AMD processor.
by Aleksi
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 3400 and 3600
Replies: 30
Views: 11511

Greetings, I think I may end up going for the Sapphire HD3470, according to some shops the product code "11126-00-20R" should include a DVI-to-HDMI adapter. It should be passive and has a price tag of <60€. Package Contents 7 Pin S-Video to HDTV Lead DVI-I to VGA Converter DVI-I to HDMI Converter ...
by Aleksi
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC upgrade, advice appreciated
Replies: 7
Views: 2564

I've actually spent a few hours browsing Phoronix these last few days and reading their Linux GFX driver articles etc... and trying to figure out what would work. Yes, AMD seems to be concentrating on Linux drivers and apparently the 8.xx drivers seem to be quite decent. Well on the other hand, it d...
by Aleksi
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC upgrade, advice appreciated
Replies: 7
Views: 2564

Thanks for the reply Jesse. It always seems that you end paying too much for latest technology (quad core) or then you get stuff that is slowly phasing out, but is cheap (dual core). Also thought about moving my main PC (X2 3800+) to function as my HTPC, but I really don't have any use for quad core...
by Aleksi
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC upgrade, advice appreciated
Replies: 7
Views: 2564

HTPC upgrade, advice appreciated

Hi guys, so I'm planning to upgrade the HTPC shown in my signature. The system is used for DVR, watching movies, playing music and also as a NAS. I'm running Debian Linux with MythTV, so any comments regarding drivers etc are welcomed. My current plan is to get the following components: - Athlon AM2...
by Aleksi
Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone LC20 HTPC [56k]
Replies: 14
Views: 18121

Moro, yep I think you're right about the Aerocool model. Thank you also for the nice comments, always appreciated! :) This setup would be perfect if I just needed a DVR / HTPC and it has served its purpose very well (although it really can't run HD movies). I've been running a socketA HTPC for about...
by Aleksi
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 3400 and 3600
Replies: 30
Views: 11511

Radeon HD 3400 and 3600

Greetings, I've been looking around SPCR and the finnish computer forum Muropaketti for threads about the new Radeon 3400 and 3600 GFX cards. They seem to quite ideal for HTPC usage (should have HW support for decoding HD material AFAIU) and I've been wondering why there isn't a buzz about them. The...
by Aleksi
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone LC20 HTPC [56k]
Replies: 14
Views: 18121

That heatsink is actually an Aerocool GT101 (if I remember the number correctly). A bit tightly spaced, but otherwise a good heatsink.
by Aleksi
Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone LC20 HTPC [56k]
Replies: 14
Views: 18121

Hi hybrid, thanks for the nice feedback :) Actually the case is "pushed over" from the rear of the shelf, so it has decent air intake possibilities. I also thought about the NSK2400, but was pushed towards the LC20 as I liked it's apperance and structure more. Also the possibility of using ATX board...
by Aleksi
Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: TruePower II 550W fan swap
Replies: 4
Views: 2029

Moro thejamppa (AKA thedude) :)

Depending on the PSU fan controller, power usage etc the two fans might spin at similar speeds anyway, so I would go for the 1600RPM fan to allow better cooling if required.

This particular power supply forum has a sticky about PSU fan swaps.
by Aleksi
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone LC20 HTPC [56k]
Replies: 14
Views: 18121

Thank you Sir! :)

Damn that's hard to photograph with bad lighting, and shows all the nice fingerprints. Ideal surface for those precious nut reflection pics :lol:

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by Aleksi
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why Silent Computer?
Replies: 33
Views: 16034

It started as silencing (well, quieting) a PC I had some years ago. It was running at night also, and we lived in a single room apartment back then. I started looking into "silent parts", got a Sonata (as many of the SPCR users did at one point) etc and found SPCR. So for me it started as something ...
by Aleksi
Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone LC20 HTPC [56k]
Replies: 14
Views: 18121

Silverstone LC20 HTPC [56k]

Hello, so along with my Seasonic S12II I ordered a new HTPC case for myself. My old LC03 had serious airflow problems and I was planning on getting a TV card which would have added more heat inside. So I got myself the Silverstone LC20 and I have to say it really is a nice and well designed case. Th...
by Aleksi
Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]
Replies: 26
Views: 22980

A little mod on the airguide... I added some vented PCI plates from a P180. I then added an airguide on top of the GFX and repositioned the one on the side a bit higher. Allows me to run the 120mm NMB-MAT at 5V and still cooling the whole thing. Will probably redo the airguide a bit tidier at some p...
by Aleksi
Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anandtech to Review Power Supplies
Replies: 22
Views: 7079

The Chroma equipment is good, I've used them in functional testing setups in production facilities with various products. MikeC, the load is definately a noise maker. I think it has 2-3 high speed 120mm fans. Can't remember what the cooling setup is in that AC source. Anyway, they will most likely a...
by Aleksi
Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: One more P180
Replies: 12
Views: 6221

Sorry Derek, can't help you with that one. My brother uses mainly Debian. I've only used the build when I installed XP / software and when I stress tested it. Didn't even realise to look at the frame rates during RTHDRIBL.
by Aleksi
Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: One more P180
Replies: 12
Views: 6221

Derek, I knew that I would go with a single Panaflo 120x38mm at low voltages because it has good pressure capability. Taping everything shut was a necessity to get a) proper airflow paths b) to avoid clogging everything with dust as my brother will not most likely bother with blowing it with air. Bi...
by Aleksi
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12II fan swap
Replies: 8
Views: 8082

Saunamies, thanks and will try. Raziell, there was another thread where the newer S12II's were discussed. The original ADDA fan had an annoying low rumbling and whining, that was the main reason why I swapped. So... a) the quality of the noise changed for better b) I PRESUME, as per the EarthWatts a...
by Aleksi
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12II fan swap
Replies: 8
Views: 8082

Morjens, do I didn't measure the fan controller's starting voltage. I presume it's a bit above 4V, or atleast that's what the Antec EarthWatts had. If I have the time I may still play around with it and check the voltages. The new fan is, naturally, quieter than the older one :) I've been using only...
by Aleksi
Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: One more P180
Replies: 12
Views: 6221

It's summer holiday and I have too much time on my hands... :lol: So I run two instances of Prime95 for stressing the CPU and RTHDRIBL for stressing the GPU. I warmed up the system for 30 mins with the stress tests running, got the temps from Speedfan and the removed the door, waited 15 mins and got...
by Aleksi
Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: One more P180
Replies: 12
Views: 6221

Thanks jaldridge6, the Seagate is in there because a) my brother wanted Seagate b) it has the five year warranty. Five years seems like a long time, but my brother's current system is SocketA with a Duron, so he does keep his systems for a while. The P180 was a good pick also because of the front ai...
by Aleksi
Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: One more P180
Replies: 12
Views: 6221

Hi Derek, no it's not dead silent. Basicly I didn't want to void any warranties (meaning the PSU) and I also had to build the system so, that it could be safely transported etc (meaning the HDD and suspensions). The biggest noise sources in the build are the fan in the Seasonic (which emits an annoy...
by Aleksi
Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12II fan swap
Replies: 8
Views: 8082

S12II fan swap

Hi, few photos of swapping the fan in the new Seasonic S12s. For this swap I made a small 2-pin to 3-pin adapter and used a NMB-MAT 120mm low speed ball bearing (NMB-MAT reference) fan. http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7660/p1020597smallem0.jpg http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6411/p1020643small...