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by boost
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for a silent ~20 litre case for mATX
Replies: 6
Views: 2179

Re: looking for a silent ~20 litre case for mATX

Asrock, Asus, Evga and MSi have mini ITX boards with eSata for socket 1155 and for socket 1150.
by boost
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sizegrade advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2699

Re: Sizegrade advice

Don't worry about the CPU cooler. The case uses a 1U server PSU, if the PC draws enough power, i.e. gaming the PSU fan 40mm probably 3000RPM-5000RPM will drown out EVERYTHING.
This case will not make a SPCR recommended list.
by boost
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for small footprint Mini-ITX case that holds 6 HDDs
Replies: 17
Views: 7333

Re: Looking for small footprint Mini-ITX case that holds 6 H

@ OP what about putting a case in sideways? that would really open up your options for a ready made case. You could screw long subwoofer spikes to the back of the Fractal Node. The footprint would only be 210mm x 250mm. The spike are tall enough for airflow, they are designed to reduce vibration an...
by boost
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Keep i3 Haswell 35W TDP fanless
Replies: 17
Views: 11362

Re: Keep i3 Haswell 35W TDP fanless

The Akasa Euler Fanless Thin ITX Case should work well with a 35W CPU and it's less expensive than other fanless cases. You need a Thin mini ITX mainboard with that case.
by boost
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap case recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

Re: Cheap case recommendations?

Cooler Master Silencio 550 from the review: " the Silencio should retail for US$65~$70, making it the most affordable case that we can describe as quiet with a straight face."
If you add a graphics card to the build the better airflow and cooling capacity of the Fractal R4 are worth the extra cost.
by boost
Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help with windows process
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

Re: Need help with windows process

That process is not the root cause of the issue,it handles driver requests in kernel mode. Most likely one of the drivers is the issue.
How to get the cause of high CPU usage by DPC / Interrupt
by boost
Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Elder Scrolls Online
Replies: 5
Views: 2968

Re: Elder Scrolls Online

I'm interested. I've played a few hours so far and I will play more this weekend.
by boost
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon R9 290X Cooling
Replies: 12
Views: 11346

Re: Radeon R9 290X Cooling

Prolimatech MK-26 is the best GPU cooler you can buy. It fits nicely without adding to the overall length of the card. With two very low RPM 120mm fans the card will be near inaudible and very cool. This comes at a price: the MK-26 is 85$ +two fans you're in the neiborhood of 100$. According to thi...
by boost
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 67155

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate -

For the Ninja plus rev B, the version using screws to attach different mounting brackets for different CPU sockets, all you need is the Scythe Mugen 2 LGA1156 Mounting Kit which can be ordered from Scythe. I paid 8€ incl. shipping and I'm using it with an Orochi.
by boost
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: I need a prebuilt system around 10watts
Replies: 13
Views: 8777

Re: I need a prebuilt system around 10watts

Power consumption for Haswell Brix is very similar to Intel NUC. Zotac Zbox ID18 is such an inexpensive system that uses 2.5" disk instead of mSata, I think power draw would be 1-2W higher in idle and up to 4W higher load. You will only get the lowest idle numbers with careful caonfiguration. Intel...
by boost
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: I need a prebuilt system around 10watts
Replies: 13
Views: 8777

Re: I need a prebuilt system around 10watts

Listed in descending order of CPU power and price I found three barebones with ultrabook components like the NUC:
Intel NUC Kit D34010WYK
Gigabyte Brix with Intel 4th generation Core (Haswell)
Zotac ZBOX ID18
by boost
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Compact Case Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 4787

Re: Compact Case Advice

The Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 or Coolermaster Silencio 550 are inexpensive alternatives for quiet cases that fit your cubby.
"... the Solo II outperforms the Cooler Master Silencio 550 and NZXT H2 in convincing fashion." If you add an intake fan it will lower the GPU temps even more.
by boost
Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NEW Samsung PCI-E SSD
Replies: 7
Views: 5682

Re: NEW Samsung PCI-E SSD

The SSD review already tested the drive, the performance is great: ~1100MB/s read and ~950MB/s write speed. Higher performance numbers are for RAID 0 configuration. We also have sata express coming soon, some say broadwell other say skylake... but this should give the full bandwidth of pcie lanes t...
by boost
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 100% failure rate on Antec Power supplies..
Replies: 4
Views: 2830

Re: 100% failure rate on Antec Power supplies..

That's a terrible failure rate.
Do you have anything to compare it to?
Do PSUs from different manufacturers show different behaviour in your setting?
by boost
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: idle power consumption of i3 4130???
Replies: 2
Views: 4830

Re: idle power consumption of i3 4130???

Thin mini TX isn't that different from regular mini ITX +Pico PSU for power consumption.
According to this thread you can get in the 10W range.
by boost
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New music PC build
Replies: 19
Views: 6138

Re: New music PC build

I've also found a cooler master silent pro gold 450w for £35 (so between 1/3 and 1/4 of the price of the others I've listed). How would this compare to those other supplies? I do wonder if I'm over specifying some of this build so it would be nice to save some money if at all possible. The fan in t...
by boost
Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32447

Re: Any better ITX case than SilverStone SG06 for quiet conf

Ther are two things to consider: voltage and connectors. Generic laptop power brick usually deliver 19V, Pico PSU needs 12V. Pico PSU has a small round connector for the external power brick, not all bricks use the exact style and size. If you buy a bundle, you are on the safe side.. When searching...
by boost
Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32447

Re: Any better ITX case than SilverStone SG06 for quiet conf

I found also some cheaper 120W brick. But I don't know enough on picoPSU. Do we need a "branded" brick for quality? Or any 120W brick from an old laptop would do the same? Ther are two things to consider: voltage and connectors. Generic laptop power brick usually deliver 19V, Pico PSU needs 12V. Pi...
by boost
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q33
Replies: 6
Views: 6846

Re: Lian Li PC-Q33

Do you think that is a better location for the drive? I have set my hdd to power down after 5 minutes of inactivity so it doesn't run to often. I don't have the case and I don't have your system. Putting the hard drive in the front position was based on the fact that the bottom position (partially)...
by boost
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Help: HTPC built for Bu-ray and RPG games.
Replies: 86
Views: 55567

Re: Help: HTPC built for Bu-ray and RPG games.

Asus' fan control works fine with the Thermalright Macho Rev.A that I linked to. Noctua tower coolers are just as good, but more expensive. witch fan you recommend for intake at the bottom of the case? I was thinking noctua... but don't know witch... None at all. The case comes with two fans, that s...
by boost
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any better ITX than SG06? PC-Q07, Q27, Node 304, Coolcube?
Replies: 78
Views: 32447

Re: Any better ITX case than SilverStone SG06 for quiet conf

I want to have something as quiet as possible, but on budget. (I would directly choose a picoPSU for silence, but it seems more expensive. 129€ on Amazon, compared to 52€ the SFX) Pico PSUs are more expensive (and more efficient) than cheap SFX PSUs. You picked a very expensive bundle. 120W Pico PS...
by boost
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Low Power mini-itx "Workstation"
Replies: 26
Views: 26708

Re: Low Power mini-itx "Workstation"

Would you recommend that I stick with the stock CPU Cooler? No. The maximum CPU cooler height in the Lian Li Q27 is 70mm. There are a handfull of good coolers that size, especially because you chose a semi passive PSU that shouldn't be coupled with a passive CPU cooler: Noctua NH-L9i (very small, b...
by boost
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Help: HTPC built for Bu-ray and RPG games.
Replies: 86
Views: 55567

Re: Help: HTPC built for Bu-ray and RPG games.

CPU Cooler: ???……………………………..………………………..……………………………………….??,??€ Thermalright Macho Rev.A 44,55€. Noctua coolers are fine, but more expensive. The Thermalright cooler performs well, is quiet and comes with a PWM fan most mainboards can regulate, not all Noctuas do. Now, with this config how can I opti...
by boost
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q33
Replies: 6
Views: 6846

Re: Lian Li PC-Q33

Anyway, I noticed that Lian Li is coming out with a new case the PC-Q33. The Lian Li Q33 reminds me of the Jonsbo U2 aka Cooltek U3 both being mini ITX cases with room for a dual slot graphics card and a standard ATX PSU. the Jonsbo is 20% smaller than the Lain Li, but if you want to add any hard d...
by boost
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Intel NUC as a FreeNAS box?
Replies: 28
Views: 29727

Re: Intel NUC as a FreeNAS box?

That Avonton board would be total overkill. You could build the whole NAS including drives for less than that board. That Avonton is meant for low power web servers, not NAS/Storage. Of course Moonshot is the poster child, but intel is targeting all kinds of servers that don't need maximum CPU powe...
by boost
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Optimal Haswell CPU for low idle power HTPC/Server
Replies: 8
Views: 39884

Re: Optimal Haswell CPU for low idle power HTPC/Server

From a HTPC and power concious perspective Intel's Haswell based NUC might be interesting.
The use as a server is severly limited, there will be a model with room for a single 2.5" drive in December.
Does the server have to be the same as the HTPC?
A HP Microserver is pretty cheap.
by boost
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Newcomer] needs some advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Re: Newcommer needs some advice

The reason i choose a top down airflow cooller is because of vrm colling and other componentes on the motherboard, but i'm not sure if there is going to be a large difference or not. Without overclocking and a 65 W CPU, there's not going to be a large difference. I would prefer a "slim" cooler if y...
by boost
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Newcomer] needs some advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Re: Newcommer needs some advice

The Fractal Design Node 304 can accept a fairly tall heatsink. Unfortunately with the Asrock fm2a85x-itx you can't use a backplate. Tall coolers shouldn't be too wide or they will collide with the hard drive cables (angled cables are a good idea for this build). Some coolers that satisfy these crite...