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by Riffer
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for good HTPC case with slim Depth!
Replies: 27
Views: 17018

I finally gave up and ordered a hifi2000 3U Pesante enclosure, which I will modify to my needs:

http://www.modushop.biz/ecommerce/cat073_l2.php?n=1
by Riffer
Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC build - need some pro eyes to look over
Replies: 14
Views: 3357

Two cases that are <15" Deep and would look good in an AV rack: Silverstone LC04 Monueual 312 I think Lian-Li has a couple as well. I like the dimensions of the LC04, but I do not think it is made to fit a ITX-mini. Am I correct? Also, I wander how well the tuner card would fit do to it needing an ...
by Riffer
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC build - need some pro eyes to look over
Replies: 14
Views: 3357

[Yes, it is because the depth is too deep. Those cases are too long/deep for my entertainment center. The face would hang out the front. I really like those boxes; I just wish they sold one that was 15" or less. Because I REALLY like that case. Two cases that are <15" Deep and would look good in an...
by Riffer
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC build - need some pro eyes to look over
Replies: 14
Views: 3357

A retail CPU (Part number preceded by BOX...) comes with a heatsink. This is quiet enough for some, but you may want to replace it. If you do, be very careful that the replacement will fit in the case. I don't know if the memory slots on that board are spaced as close together as my DG45FC, but if t...
by Riffer
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does anyone use pci-sized air-vents or 'aeroslots'?
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

I use them on all my computers, but I use positive air pressure, so no dust worries. There are some nice black mesh ones you can get, but I have managed to acquire some metal ones from various cases I have owned, so I just use those.
by Riffer
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [Smallest] ATX case
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

Silverstone LC04
by Riffer
Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Sorbothane Retailer in Toronto
Replies: 2
Views: 2528

What happened with this?
by Riffer
Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.12 1TB firmware issues!
Replies: 23
Views: 30894

Sheesh.

I was thinking this morning of "upgrading" my 3x ST3400620NS to these drives (1TB NS drives too expensive for this project).

I guess it's best to try to eke out a few more months on the current drives.
by Riffer
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for good HTPC case with slim Depth!
Replies: 27
Views: 17018

One I would like to try is the Silverstone LC04. Very dificult to find in Canada (at least in black). It would match up with my audio equipment and fit on my audio rack. I am not a video/multichannel guy, but I don't think video/multichannel components are 16-17" deep, and that racks/cabinets would ...
by Riffer
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for good HTPC case with slim Depth!
Replies: 27
Views: 17018

....they tend to come with noisy TFX PSU. I have an older Silverstone ENP-2224B PSU, as well as a new Seasonic SS-300TFX and neither is noisy. Even if they where, it is a problem easily solved with a fan swap. I guess these things are always relative. The problem with TFX is they tend to use 80mm f...
by Riffer
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for good HTPC case with slim Depth!
Replies: 27
Views: 17018

jessekopelman wrote:....they tend to come with noisy TFX PSU.
I have an older Silverstone ENP-2224B PSU, as well as a new Seasonic SS-300TFX and neither is noisy. Even if they where, it is a problem easily solved with a fan swap.
by Riffer
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hiding HTPC in living room: what kind of case?
Replies: 8
Views: 3088

My advice is to buy the biggest case with the biggest fans that you can fit into your cabinet. My Brother-in-Law had an LC11 in his cabinet - the fans where all maxing out (very noisy) and he was still having cooling problems. I let him have my LC17 and now there are no problems at all cooling the s...
by Riffer
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Looking for a Disc eraser
Replies: 32
Views: 4786

thejamppa: to securely erase a disk by software means, you need to use a block wiping tool, of which there are many, or you can use a not well known tool called HDDErase . It is developed by University of California Center for Magnetic Recording Research. Most hard drives made after 2001 have a bui...
by Riffer
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet alu case for potent hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 2537

I am running the following: Case: Lian-Li PC-B25B Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II SS-430GM Motherboard: ECS X58B-A CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Memory: Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Video: Xfx Radeon HD 4830 SCSI: Adaptec 29320LPE eSATA: JMICRON (Onboard) NIC: Intel Pro/1000 PT Optical: Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBD Other 3...
by Riffer
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for good HTPC case with slim Depth!
Replies: 27
Views: 17018

The Monuel 312B is 14.5" deep, and about 4" high.
by Riffer
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The next HTPC project
Replies: 12
Views: 8545

Yummy.
by Riffer
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My HTPC project
Replies: 10
Views: 3979

Just wanted to know the progress of this build. I just moved my music server onto my Audio Stand and the LC11s is too deep and, well, silver. I'm thinking of getting a LC04 myself and wanted to know what CPU cooler was used in the end. I am not sure the Nexus Low I am using now would fit. I swear I ...
by Riffer
Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Question for case modders with machining experience!
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

by Riffer
Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My HTPC project
Replies: 10
Views: 3979

eh wrote:Oh, and one more thing. The motherboard came without a I/O shield, so I'd like to find one. (On this side of the Atlantic, if possible, the one on eBay costs 15$, but the shipping costs double the price.)
email the manufacturer and have them send you one for free.
by Riffer
Sat May 30, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mighty plastic pushpins
Replies: 21
Views: 3764

I always break them after one or two removals, so I would just as soon go with a backplate option from the beginning.
by Riffer
Fri May 29, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Shuriken for ITX
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Interesting.

It looks like the clip design would allow the mounting of a thicker fan if you have the room.
by Riffer
Wed May 27, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling a Slot 1 P3 1Ghz quietly
Replies: 9
Views: 2543

My Micron came with a passive heatsink on the PIII 733 and rear 92mm case fans. Case airflow was very good, but there was no direct flow to the CPU, so I would think that mounting a bigger fan in the ways suggected above may be adequate.
by Riffer
Wed May 27, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: eSATA / AHCI Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3312

I have eSATA on both my systems so that I can use an external eSATA hard drive for backup. Both systems are Windows XP. System 1 - Internal drives are SCSI, so you cannot enable RAID or AHCI on the ICH10R controller. Fortunately, the eSATA on the motherboard is provided by a jMicron controller. This...
by Riffer
Sun May 17, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do you know people who love to steal your time ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4826

Redzo wrote:"Do you know people who love to steal your time ?"


I do now...


:lol:
by Riffer
Fri May 15, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My ITX bedroom media streamer
Replies: 6
Views: 6229

@Riffer: Use a metal file to form the heatsink around surface components that get in the way. For example, use a rat tail (round file) to grind away and get around that electrolytic capacitor. Use a flat file or dremel for the edges that might touch components surrounding the base of the heatsink. ...
by Riffer
Wed May 13, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: i7 system - requirements on PSU?
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

I have a 4830 and a SCSI harddrive on top of what you are planning and get by easily with 430W.
by Riffer
Tue May 12, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My HTPC project
Replies: 10
Views: 3979

eh wrote:....
Nexus LOW-7000 looks like a nice option for me as well, if it fits, that is.
Fan whines a little at low speed in my testing. Not too bad, but I am considering replacing it.
by Riffer
Tue May 12, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GA-G31M-ES2L/e5200 Troubleshooting advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Maybe do you have the SATA configured as IDE mode or something like that?

Is the IDE on a seperate controller? Maybe it has to be enabled and drivers installed.
by Riffer
Mon May 11, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My ITX bedroom media streamer
Replies: 6
Views: 6229

You are a better man than me. I couldn't fit a Zalman on my DG45FC southbridge without touching anything. I will get a Microcool 30x30mm one with my next Performance PC's order. I managed to get a Nexus LOW-7000 on my board, but I couldn't use the backplate due to the placement of a chip on the back...
by Riffer
Mon May 11, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My HTPC project
Replies: 10
Views: 3979

I just installed a system in a similar old LC-11s and would provide the following recommendations: 1- Make sure the riser card will work with your board. I knew that the one with the LC-11s does not work with current boards, so I made sure I used a board that had everything I needed. 2 - I didn't kn...