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by bozar
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picoPSU-160-XT sufficient for i5-750 MiniITX system?
Replies: 12
Views: 9461

You can use a ATI HD 5450 passive, you will save 5W. You can also choose the ECS motherboard and you will save another 8W. (but you won't have USB3) Interesting! Do you have a link to a review or equal, thanks! :) I'm very interested if this is true. It is, HD5450 is the most power efficient dedica...
by bozar
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Bozar & Thrash's Hidden HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

Certainly an interesting build! :) Have you considered using less fans?? My rig runs just fine with one 650 RPM Nexus fan, I guess you could certainly get by with less than the five you've got now. Yeah, two case fans would probably be enough but we where unsure about how much heat the 7200 HDD cau...
by bozar
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Bozar & Thrash's Hidden HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

A very creative idea, I must say. But what happens if someone would open the drawer with too much force? Did you secure the drives and the upright fan well enough? The standing fan is secured extremely tight with four zip ties, the only way to move it is to remove the drawer and cut them from under...
by bozar
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Bozar & Thrash's Hidden HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

themaster1 wrote:Looks...special but cost nothing i guess which is alwaysa good point.
What worries me is the foam, is it non flammable ?
Yep, non flammable, but none of the components are really in direkt contact with the foam except for the drives.
by bozar
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WebbServer
Replies: 2
Views: 1704

Nice build, cool and quiet considering the case, how do you dampen your HDD?
by bozar
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Bozar & Thrash's Hidden HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

The finished build: http://pici.se/pictures/rnPGpIpbg.jpg Leftover cables are tucked in the spot behind the PSU and under the foam. The HDDs lay directly on foam which works surprisingly well despite the fact that the foam isn't that thick. Both drives are held together by two tiny screws cut at bot...
by bozar
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Bozar & Thrash's Hidden HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

The idea was to build it in the drawer but we soon realized that cooling would be an issue if we didn't provide the PC with some airflow and ventilation. Since the bottom is quite thick and so is the back, a few well placed holes would not cause to much noise. http://pici.se/pictures/EcLcdfOMk.jpg T...
by bozar
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Bozar & Thrash's Hidden HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

Bozar & Thrash's Hidden HTPC

We've recently made some mods with big quality cases from Chieftec, Antec but now Thrash wanted a HTPC invisible for the eye so we decided to build it into some furniture. The HTPC consists of: Athlon II X2 250 (too powerful for HTPC but enough for lots of browsing and a few multitasking programs. T...
by bozar
Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Problem with Scythe Big Shuriken acoustics
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

There is definitively enough clearance since the case is a wooden box but will the included clips fit a thicker fan?
by bozar
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Problem with Scythe Big Shuriken acoustics
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Problem with Scythe Big Shuriken acoustics

My friend and I just built a HTPC based on an athlon II X2 cooled by the supposedly quiet Scythe Big Shuriken. The problem is that it's very audible on 12V which is easily fixed by letting the motherboard control the voltage but even at 6V it's audible despite the review SPCR did on it although much...
by bozar
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate announces first 3 TB drive. However...
Replies: 17
Views: 6542

Scoop wrote:Who in the world has so much porn that they need a 3TB drive?
Quite a few here I guess :). Seriously though, I do hope for 750 GB platters, we need em for internal desktop drives.
by bozar
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate FreeAgent Go 1TB and 640GB portable USB drives
Replies: 28
Views: 11161

I wish the drive without the chassis where available for purchase.
by bozar
Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Solo Bedroom PC
Replies: 41
Views: 25390

This mod totally blew my mind away. One of the best ever, period. I'm seriously considering buying a Solo just to try this out.
by bozar
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Phenom II Stock Coolers
Replies: 20
Views: 14007

Good review but I don't see the point. I saw the point with a 980X stock cooler which is a cooler comparable to other high-end solutions.
Everyone knows that stock coolers from low-end Intels cpu's and AMDs suck big time.
by bozar
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPsu + 4 HDs
Replies: 3
Views: 2294

Re: PicoPsu + 4 HDs

Hi! I'm considering buying a picopsu 150-xt to power up my nas/htpc (atom+4 green caviars). Do you think this little psu will drive enough power to boot it up? thanks! I think it will possibly work it depends on what atom board exactly you want to use there are lots of Atom CPUs and motherboards wi...
by bozar
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian-Li PC-Q08 File Server.
Replies: 2
Views: 8801

Cable management looks bad but the case looks really hard to build tidy in. I really like small file-servers though and the case is really pretty on the outside.
by bozar
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400W/460W fanless 80PLUS Gold PSU from Seasonic
Replies: 34
Views: 13719

Would this be possible to run fanless inside a P182 or would it cause overheating?
by bozar
Tue May 25, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD loudest part in system
Replies: 12
Views: 1952

http://bayimg.com/daMlMAAcp

Fasten elastic and screws with cable ties, very safe and no vibrations.
by bozar
Tue May 25, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Grand Kama Cross CPU Cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 3199

Excellent review as always. Nice to see that top-down coolers are being improved besides Tower-shaped coolers.

Maybe a suitable substitute for my Zalman 7000-Cu when I upgrade my reserve rig.
by bozar
Wed May 19, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My "Quiet" Rig in a CoolerMaster Cosmos RC-1000
Replies: 6
Views: 3076

1st question: In this case there is 2 exaust fans and one intake. There is an intake grill right uner the HDD cage so fresh air is coming from there. 2nd question: This case is pretty quiet I was having a Antec P150 before this one and this is the same level of noise. The metal in the case does not...
by bozar
Tue May 18, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Test System, 2010
Replies: 89
Views: 31884

Good to see that Nexus still keeps up with the other contenders.

The testing rig seems pretty advanced but hopefully it will produce more reproducible results.

Is lower temp-fans more suitable for heat-sink-cooling and high FPM more suitable for intake/exhaust?
by bozar
Sat May 15, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 vs mini P180
Replies: 4
Views: 2414

If you are really sensitive with acoustics, go with P183, you can cover up upper vent more easily and it's spacier.
by bozar
Thu May 13, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Solo Bedroom PC
Replies: 41
Views: 25390

Can you close the case with all those cables on the back?
by bozar
Thu May 13, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Considering a fan-swap for my Corsair HX520
Replies: 3
Views: 2421

Thanks a lot guys! A S-Flex it is then.
by bozar
Thu May 13, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Considering a fan-swap for my Corsair HX520
Replies: 3
Views: 2421

Considering a fan-swap for my Corsair HX520

Been trying to quieting down my already semi-quiet rig and with undervolted Nexus fans suspended HDDs and a undervolted Slipstream@Scythe Ninja 2 I guess it comes down to the PSU after covering the upper fan position in my P182. The fans I've been considering are S-Flex SFF21F for low starting volta...
by bozar
Fri May 07, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suspended HDDs, still have some case vibration
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

An easy way to make sure you have the right tension is to strap the elastic to a HDD-screw with a cable tie and then do the same to the case, you can use no tension at all and still have a perfectly secure mounting. Did this myself with a couple of hairbands and a Seagate LP :D.
by bozar
Fri May 07, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are there any alternatives to the Antec NSK3480?
Replies: 33
Views: 9255

If they updated the NSK3480 with cable management, hole for CPU in tray and no included PSU, I would be the first one to buy it. That would be an awesome case.
by bozar
Wed May 05, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Blocking my P183's Top Vent
Replies: 18
Views: 5215

Just put a piece of bitumen over. Add some foam if you want. If you don't need the additional cooling then you are fine.
by bozar
Wed May 05, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu87+ 500W 80Plus Gold
Replies: 43
Views: 20735

Great review! I always knew this PSU would be very very quiet after reading Anandtech's review but this being confirmed by you guys finalize this as maybe the best PSU available today, together with Seasonic X-650. The price is nasty but 11 dBa to 400W of load and below 20 dBa during all time in i m...
by bozar
Tue May 04, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda LP 5900rpm owners: please help
Replies: 10
Views: 3358

I've had those clicks before, when I'd mounted my drive in a himuro, disappearing with time though because they are gone now. Are you experiencing extreme slowdowns in periods?