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by readk
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ordering tomorrow: These boards any good?
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Thanks but I decided to order a 790 based board from gigabyte.
by readk
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ordering tomorrow: These boards any good?
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Ordering tomorrow: These boards any good?

Hey all, I need to pick up an ATX AM3 motherboard tomorrow, want it to run cool with very little airflow on it and no fans on the chipset, DD3 and be under-voltable CPU and Mem. Also needs room around the CPU to support a big passive heatsink. Also forgot to mention this will run off a Pico PSU. Thi...
by readk
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Best Place to Find Brick PSU Kit?
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Sorry but thanks to some great advice on here I ordered a Pico PSU 150 and a 150 watt brick from short-circuit.
by readk
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Best Place to Find Brick PSU Kit?
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Nevermind i found Minibox and Shortcircuit and eBay

Hopefully someone will ship to Canada

Is it possible to get a 200watt brick? I noticed that the M4 power supply DC/DC goes up to 250 watts and has an ATX enclosure which would be perfect.
by readk
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Best Place to Find Brick PSU Kit?
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Best Place to Find Brick PSU Kit?

Hi! I'm wondering where the best place to get a DC/DC PSU kit is, something like the Pico PSU or similar. I think as close to 150watts as I can get, or even more if possible (last time I checked 150 was about as much as you could run off a brick). Ideally I could order the brick along with the conve...
by readk
Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 45W quads and tri-cores
Replies: 7
Views: 4400

bump

Bump, any news of these being released?

Last month I read that the 605e would be out "for sure in mid September".
by readk
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just one fan in the whole case...
Replies: 34
Views: 6608

Its cool, another thing is that I can probably afford to melt a processor for fun if I gotta :D Just don't want to burn my house down...
by readk
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just one fan in the whole case...
Replies: 34
Views: 6608

Aris wrote:Antec NSK3480 Case
Passive PSU
Single 120mm Fan on rear blowing IN
Tower heatsink on CPU, xigmatek or similar good performer


Its entirely do-able. Its how i have my current gamming rig set up. Got a passive 8800gt with a C2D all with just a single 120mm fan at 6v.
Wow that is pretty awesome.
by readk
Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Small Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 2050

Small Cases

Me again

I thought I would start a thread where everyone posts their favorite small case.

I know that cases like the Solo, 180/182 etc are popular on here.

What are the best (quietest or coolest) smaller cases? Haven't found a thread devoted specifically to building a smaller box.
by readk
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just one fan in the whole case...
Replies: 34
Views: 6608

First, thank you for everyone who offers friendly and helpful opinions and advice. I am disappointed in some of the comments like "if I were you I'd leave this project for later" that assume I am dumb just because I ask questions. I do have my own answers, but I felt like it was OK to ask questions,...
by readk
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just one fan in the whole case...
Replies: 34
Views: 6608

Hey guys - Good info but some conflicting ideas. Is it best to exhaust through the top of the case or through the rear of the case? Also should the intake be at the front of the case, or should I block that off and let the power supply be the intake at the bottom? I can buy any case, so I can find a...
by readk
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just one fan in the whole case...
Replies: 34
Views: 6608

I literally sleep with my head next to my computer in a tiny apartment so... prefer to go quieter :)
by readk
Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just one fan in the whole case...
Replies: 34
Views: 6608

heh. Canada. Not too warm!

I'm thinking that I will do best with the new Lian-Li PC-7f

Solo is probably quieter but then the power supply would be at the top, not sure I want to rely on that with a fanless PS. Maybe I could go external PS.
by readk
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just one fan in the whole case...
Replies: 34
Views: 6608

Yes the Silverstone Nightjar, is this one OK? I thought 300w version would also maybe run cooler.
by readk
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just one fan in the whole case...
Replies: 34
Views: 6608

Just one fan in the whole case...

Hi! I'm planning to build an otherwise passively cooled machine with just a SINGLE 120mm fan for the whole project. Will use a fanless atx power supply and fanless video card and fanless cpu heatsink. Any advice about: What case to use? Desktop (horiz) or Tower (vert)? Fan at the top, on the side, o...
by readk
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cases that come w/ Fanless Power Supply
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Too bad :(

I'm scared that a fanless PS will overheat in most cases.
by readk
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cases that come w/ Fanless Power Supply
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Cases that come w/ Fanless Power Supply

Looking for a case that comes with a fanless power supply and supports using 120mm fan. Any suggestions?

Who makes cases that come w/ fanless supplies?

Hoping that someone makes one that is well ventilated to the exterior of the case.
by readk
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Advice on new build
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

This is an awesome forum for advice! Do you think the video performance will be better than my old 7900GS and also is there any better card that maybe runs cooler? Could I stick with my 65w brisbane x2 or do I really need to go to the 45w processor? Also any ideas for case and motherboard? I'm scare...
by readk
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Advice on new build
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

Also curious if this will outperform current desktop. Purpose is to replace a very very loud machine

Athlon 64 x2 4400+ 2.31Ghz
Nvidia GeForce 7900GS
by readk
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Advice on new build
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

Advice on new build

Hey guys, I'm kind of a newbie and could use some help before I spend money! I'm in Canada so parts are sometimes hard to find. Goal is to build a quiet budget work/game machine that is entirely passive or cooled entirely by a single 120mm fan. Am I crazy? Plan so far: Passive video card E.g. Radeon...
by readk
Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What do I need to do to make this silent PC happen?
Replies: 7
Views: 2195

I can figure out the software later, i'm a clever fellow at that side of things.
by readk
Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolest running processor choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

Can I undervolt this? Is the Athlon 2800 M (mobile) going to be as good for heat? Maybe better since its mobile? http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2573771&CatId=2238 Its super cheap. $100 CAD is like 1/3 of the cost of the VIA solution. If I can run it from a ...
by readk
Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolest running processor choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

The VIA seems good though, I think I couldgo with that. With the VIA I can also use one of those PicoPSU's without any worry. Not sure consumption would be as low with the sempron? It would be REALLY nice to use the PicoPSU. The problem with the Sempron solution is I guess the heat sink, I want to u...
by readk
Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What do I need to do to make this silent PC happen?
Replies: 7
Views: 2195

Yeah, that might work. For fanless PSU look at a PicoPSU + an AC/DC power brick, this is good up to 120W which will be way more than you'll need. If you're booting from a flash card I assume you'll be using Linux? I think I will go this route, the picoPSU + brick + VIA EPIA C7 should be compeltely ...
by readk
Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What do I need to do to make this silent PC happen?
Replies: 7
Views: 2195

Re: What do I need to do to make this silent PC happen?

What about a VIA EPIA? http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=20978&vpn=EPIA-EN12000E&manufacture=VIA%20TECHNOLOGIES%20INC. I really am willing to go through a lot of trouble to go fanless over inaudible. There may be recording equipment in proximity, I would like this to be a totally no-movemen...
by readk
Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolest running processor choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

Coolest running processor choice?

I want to build a fanless PC that will only rely on passive (heat sink) cooling of the processor. I can't use a really tall heat sink because its going in a slim case. So I was wondering if anyone can give me advice about what processor is going to be the best starting point. I plan to underclock it...
by readk
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What do I need to do to make this silent PC happen?
Replies: 7
Views: 2195

Also, it can't use liquid cooling and I am not clever enough to DIY much of anything such as a heat-pipe unless its a prebuilt kit. I realize I am asking a lot but I am hoping someone can just tell me what processor is going to run coolest underclocked and will suggest a heat sink that is not too ta...
by readk
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What do I need to do to make this silent PC happen?
Replies: 7
Views: 2195

What do I need to do to make this silent PC happen?

I want to build a totally fanless, diskless PC inside an Antec Fusion Media center case. Fanless power supply, no cpu fan, no video fan, no north-bridge fan. I know that fanless power supplies and cpu heatsinks are available but I an concerned that there will be no clearance inside the antec case, a...