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by Riffer
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iPad??? WTF, Are the Apple execs complete idiots?
Replies: 70
Views: 39970

This thing looks like total junk. What good is it if you still have to carry around a phone, camera and/or a netbook?
by Riffer
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler compatible with Intel DG45FC motherboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 1733

I mount coolers on my DG45FC using #8 machine screws, nuts and non-conductive washers. You can't tighten them up as much as you can with the stock hardware, but I haven't seen any disadvantage to this. My board is mounted flat in an HTPC, so no issues with the weight of the cooler bending the board...
by Riffer
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please suggest me a better, quiet fan for heatsink (60mm)
Replies: 12
Views: 2168

The silenx is quiet, but doesn't push a lot of air.
by Riffer
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with Nexus LOW-7000 - Please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Plug it into a 3pin connector and see if it is any better.

I have a Yate Loon on mine that is much quieter.
by Riffer
Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Existing cases don't support front USB 3.0
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

One of the reasons I hate front ports. I would much rather have a 3.5" drive bay so I can put the ports I want in.
by Riffer
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler compatible with Intel DG45FC motherboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 1733

I mount coolers on my DG45FC using #8 machine screws, nuts and non-conductive washers. You can't tighten them up as much as you can with the stock hardware, but I haven't seen any disadvantage to this. My board is mounted flat in an HTPC, so no issues with the weight of the cooler bending the board....
by Riffer
Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which of this low-profile coolers is the quietest?
Replies: 17
Views: 5458

I will add that, in my experience, the Big Shiruken is quieter than the Nexus Low straight out of the box, but replacement of the Nexus fan with a Yate Loon will result in a quieter combo with better cooling than the Big Shiruken.
by Riffer
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Build with Win7 Pro 64-bit. Which to get, OEM or Retail?
Replies: 26
Views: 3696

[quote="idale.... but sometimes those swaps are more like organ replacements than "upgrades" (say your heart is failing and you need a new one; does that make you a "new person" after a transplant/artificial heart?).[/quote] Lol! I tried to explain to Norton that it wasn't a new "computer", just the...
by Riffer
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Russia's secret plan to save Earth from asteroid
Replies: 24
Views: 4081

BTW, if you are really into Russian secret conspiracy stuff, look up "Dead Hand" "Dead hand" doesn't really sound like a conspiracy, more like paranoia... In order to be effective, the Russians had to make sure it was not a secret. "It was to be announced at the Party Congress on Monday. As you kno...
by Riffer
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Build with Win7 Pro 64-bit. Which to get, OEM or Retail?
Replies: 26
Views: 3696

With XP OEM my experience is the big OEMs (Dell HP etc) do tie it to the hardware but "ordinary" OEM windows will work if transferred to another PC, although this is against the license restrictions. This is more what I was recalling, as well. I don't believe you've ever been allowed (by the EULA) ...
by Riffer
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Build with Win7 Pro 64-bit. Which to get, OEM or Retail?
Replies: 26
Views: 3696

I just bought retail. Worth the extra $ to avoid hassles in the future. Just keep an eye out for a deal. I got mine with a $50 Paypal cash back.
by Riffer
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Hi from Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 1384

Re: Hi from Canada

.... I must say I am amzed how far air cooling has come since my last Panaflo from 2001. Anyways look like a great community here, Glad I joined. Yes, and remember how difficult they were to get? I have a box of them in the basement that I am saving for a future data server project - where their in...
by Riffer
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Russia's secret plan to save Earth from asteroid
Replies: 24
Views: 4081

Diversion/destruction of these asteroids is a lot more complex than you would suspect. You just can't necessarliy just hit them with a laser or a nuke. Depending on what they are made of, there could be no effect. I think that is why they are talking about an "Apparatus" in the article. Probably som...
by Riffer
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows XP crash: uTorrent and PeerBlock
Replies: 4
Views: 2355

although it isn't widely known, uTorrent has the functionality do the blocking for you. They all use the same lists, so you are not missing anything. I set it up a while ago, and have forgotten completely how to do it myself, so search around for the instructions.
by Riffer
Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HS recommendation for Silverstone GD04
Replies: 3
Views: 2116

Nexus Low is a little over 70mm, and, if it fits, that would be my first choice with a Yate-Loon 120mmx20mm replacement fan.

Other good choices would be the Shiruken and Big Shuriken (64mm).
by Riffer
Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building quiet uATX/ITX HTPC. Which case?
Replies: 8
Views: 6243

Sounds like a good build. Post some pics when you are finished.

FYI, from the top of the PCB to the top of the Big Shuriken fan is 64mm, just like their site says. When you get everything set up, I can make some more measurements for you, if you need them.
by Riffer
Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building quiet uATX/ITX HTPC. Which case?
Replies: 8
Views: 6243

Anyway, could you put me your HTPC detailed specs with some photos and your case, please? Because I haven't found the case you have suggested (Monuel 312B)Javier That's because I spelt it wrong :oops: It's Moneual 312B. See the build thread at AVSForums, including one with the Nexus LOW, which is b...
by Riffer
Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building quiet uATX/ITX HTPC. Which case?
Replies: 8
Views: 6243

Just a few notes: I am running the DG45FC with the Big Shiruken. I found it easier to mount the HSF with 8-32 machine Screws, nuts, and non-conductive washers than the system Scythe provided. Unless you have tentacles for fingers, I suggest you plan on doing the same, although the RevB may be small ...
by Riffer
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: RAID hard disk
Replies: 9
Views: 2982

I'm kind of interested in this myself. I have two Seagate ST3400620NS that are nearing capacity and wouldn't mind replacing them soon. So many drives don't seem to be RAID-able today.
by Riffer
Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone GD04? Release?
Replies: 64
Views: 28981

I like the short depth, but I have to admit I don't like the faceplate much. Rather than the usb/sound ports, I would rather have a 3.5" drive bay with a fold down front plate so I could put in the ports I want. For me, the LC17 is about the best faceplate Silverstone makes, even though the second 5...
by Riffer
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Bracket/Backplate to close the PSU bay/chamber?
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Maybe this:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... s_id=21099

Regardless, search around Performance PC's and I am sure you will find something.
by Riffer
Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is there a way to unlock torrent throttling?
Replies: 5
Views: 1975

Figure out how to add the ipfilter to your torrent program.
by Riffer
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HELP: HEC TFX psu <--> SS TFX psu: different dimension
Replies: 4
Views: 1987

Done fairly quickly, so please excuse my lack of drawing skills:

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by Riffer
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fan Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2196

After you slow the fans down, remember to do a cold boot to make sure they are all starting properly.
by Riffer
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Should I use notebook drives (or not)?
Replies: 16
Views: 3465

Yep, MikeC, good post.
by Riffer
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HELP: HEC TFX psu <--> SS TFX psu: different dimension
Replies: 4
Views: 1987

If you look at the Seasonic, you will notice that the part where the fan is mounted sticks out a bit. This probably accounts for the difference in the dimensions. I have the Seasonic, so if you want me to confirm any measurements, let me know.
by Riffer
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fan Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2196

Before you start spending money, try removing fans and see if you can maintain reasonable temperatures and reduce the noise to a tolerable level. Just because there is a fan mount doesn't mean you have to use it.
by Riffer
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone GD01 and LC17 HTPC Cases
Replies: 36
Views: 29388

Please bear with me, as I have another question. It is said in the review that " the PSU, ideally, should be a 120mm fan design — an easy requirement to fulfill, as almost all retail ATX12V power supplies sport 120mm fans " (on page 2). The following might sound like a stupid question, but would ...
by Riffer
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone GD01 and LC17 HTPC Cases
Replies: 36
Views: 29388

The LC17 is not a small case. It is 170mm High, so all but the biggest coolers will fit. I don't have mine any more, so I can't measure for you, but you might be able to fit something in there up to about 130mm high. My brother-in-law got a Nexus LXM-8200 in there, but I am not sure if the case pane...
by Riffer
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Torx screwdriver size for hard drives?
Replies: 8
Views: 7374

My bet would be:

http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/

If the data is that important, it might be worth just buying a replacement. I wouldn't count on someone lending you a drive to take apart.