1. #10581
    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Please read the rules and stop quoting pictures without breaking the image tags.

    As for the topic at hand, proper airflow != more fans. I'm running 4 case fans in my Define (R3), two front 800rpm intakes at 5v and 7v respectively, a bottom 1450rpm one to feed the GPU at 5v and an exhaust at the back, also 1450 rpm, but also at 5v.
    I could probably make do with running only two of those; one front intake and one bottom, 800rpm at 5v both. I'd prefer not to, since the additional ones I have make no noise.
    Went and read the rules again. No mention of breaking image tags in quotes. I'm either blind or it must be a new hidden rule. A PM asking me to tweak my post would have been sufficient instead of hacking it up yourself without even leaving any of the post I was responding to intact. /sigh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firatha View Post
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    Just bought the MSI Mpower z77
    Anything I should know before installing the motherboard?

  4. #10584
    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    While the "hot air" concept is true, it's always overstated.
    I've found, with the sample size being my computers throughout time, that windchill matters, internal air temperature has a slight effect. Delta temperature around the case is more important in my experience.
    Hot zones, hot air blowing against your intake air and hot air dumped into the case by the gpu or intake air obstructed by bad cable management creating "vacuums" is as crucial to temps as the delta temperature. It matters in the sense of ambient over delta. It is true though a Delta temperature of 20+45=65 and a Delta temperature of 35+45=80, so it matters more in a way.

    What is equally important to remember is that you can't do so much about your delta temperature, but you can optimize your ambient temperature. Having hot air warming up your intake air effectively takes your overall Ambient over Delta temperature up. I agree, the importance of airflow is overstated, it is also the only variable you can control to a certain extent.

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    Ordered this Bluetooth keyboard off Ebay for my Nexus 7. I've used a slim USB keyboard with an OTG cable in the past, along with a USB hub, mouse and a foldable stand. Now I can cut it down to just this, which makes it a lot easier to grab with me when I travel about (and leaves space in my bag for other goodies).

    Typing on it was a bit wonky at first, but I got used to the slim design faster than I expected (took about an hour). It's of course nothing compared to a full-sized keyboard, but I don't really plan on writing long essays with it anyway. It's for typing down short notes, appointments and the occasional forum post. It's a giant plus that it doubles as a case (screen protector) and stand.

    It cost me just $20 (128 SEK), shipping included, and was delivered in just under 4 days (from China).


    Front. Notice the rather odd layout with TAB replacing § and Q being almost 150% its original size. The Home and Back buttons (in place of the Windows-key) work as you'd expect. Top right you see on/off switch, two LED indicators (power and connection) as well as a connect button.


    Back. Not the same finish as found on the back of the Nexus 7 but pretty close. It feels cheaper and is more prone to fingerprints. On the bottom-left is a connector for charging (micro-USB).


    Thickness. Like Linus, a side-by-side comparison with an iPhone 4. It makes the device about 60-70% thicker (haven't measured) but barely adds any noticeable weight. It snaps on as you'd expect - almost a perfect fit.


    Comparison. Keyboard to the left, Nexus 7 on the right (obviously). The keyboard is slimmer, albeit not by much. The hinges fold over the Nexus when you snap them together.


    As per the unofficial MMO-Champion Computer-forum tradition.

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    That is really sexy. I had a Nexus7 and my wife thought it looked cool. Now I'm stuck with her old iPad mini. Maybe I'll try to steal it back!

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    I have a similar device for my ipad, it's fairly nice, but i run into the issue of it's a bit bulky and interferes with the speed of opening a tablet

    how does that work out on the 7" size?

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    As per the unofficial MMO-Champion Computer-forum tradition.
    rofl

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    @Cyan
    It's very situational. When I'm at work or when I'm at home I rarely use the keyboard because it isn't necessary. I use my tablet to browse; check news, forums, emails, etc. Whenever I feel I need to actually type something (write a post, answer an email, etc) a computer is never far away. While on a train or a plane it's more convenient to have the keyboard though as you can at least do some work with it - almost like a small notebook. As such I will rarely have the keyboard attached when I'm at home.

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    omg Marest.

    Come now, more current video psshhhhhh! That video is months old! XD The miss is in the background and such. 8/10 for effort though!
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    It looks messier than it actually is =/

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    Why not the entire machine park? I'm sure I've posted most of it at some point but small things change and stuff. Also, just a teeny weeny bit better camera than before but was still dark as hell when I snapped most photos..

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    The thing in the darkness in the middle there, right below the TV. THERE IT IS! THE HTPC!

    TV-PVR, game-console, all in one. Forgot to take any close-up picture, might add later.
    Usually accesses data from the server PC. Not much storage built-in anymore. Runs XBMC on boot.

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    My tiny oasis of joy Recent upgrade was the GPU, obviously. Gonna try to stay away from any upgrades, other than cheap bling :P

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    Forgot to snap pics at home so here are some others.


    I play some games through bootcamp mostly. Works with what I play but with low-medium settings of course
    Edit: obviously its main purpose is not gaming. Work-on-the-go machine mainly.


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    Very not so glorious pic, it's behind the dishwasher in a kitchen cabinet

    It's just a home server for various projects. Mainly air video and ftp traffic I suppose.
    Hard drives were due for replacement but since I got a Titan, my tech budget for this year is used up and I can't with good conscience spend any more. They'll simply have to hold.

  12. #10592
    Quote Originally Posted by Wries View Post
    etc.
    Loving that setup Wries, how long did it take you to put all of that together? Wish I could save up the money to afford a setup like that , most of my money goes on rent/student related stuff so I'll probably have to wait a while til I get anything similar. Very jealous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Appled View Post
    Loving that setup Wries, how long did it take you to put all of that together? Wish I could save up the money to afford a setup like that , most of my money goes on rent/student related stuff so I'll probably have to wait a while til I get anything similar. Very jealous!
    You could whore yourself out to 1,000 fat chicks for 50 bucks each. :P kidding

    In all honesty just save what you can when you can and you'll be surprised what you can afford. I never thought I could afford anything on what I make now, but I've got a laptop for college, a fairly powerful gaming computer, a file server, and a car now ('05 VW GTI 1.8T, mmmm turbo noises). Just have to cut back what you think you can live without and SAVE EVERY PENNY. Make your own meals every day, don't eat out, etc.

    Sorry mods, I know I know, save it for the chat thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by at05gt View Post
    You could whore yourself out to 1,000 fat chicks for 50 bucks each. :P kidding

    In all honesty just save what you can when you can and you'll be surprised what you can afford. I never thought I could afford anything on what I make now, but I've got a laptop for college, a fairly powerful gaming computer, a file server, and a car now ('05 VW GTI 1.8T, mmmm turbo noises). Just have to cut back what you think you can live without and SAVE EVERY PENNY. Make your own meals every day, don't eat out, etc.

    Sorry mods, I know I know, save it for the chat thread.
    Haha yeah that is true, although my current rig is perfectly fine tbh and I run every game that I actually play on ultra. Realistically I don't really need a better pc and I enjoy spending money on other things too

    But yeah, going a bit off topic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Appled View Post
    Loving that setup Wries, how long did it take you to put all of that together? Wish I could save up the money to afford a setup like that , most of my money goes on rent/student related stuff so I'll probably have to wait a while til I get anything similar. Very jealous!
    Thanks! Nah obviously I'm not a student BUT, earlier I was saving up money to buy my own place, and during those years I just had a gaming rig, not always filled with high-end parts. I sat on Pentium II/III until ~2006! And I'm sure the first rig-pic I posted here either had a celeron D/RadeonHD2400 or Pentium E5200/RadeonHD4650. Possibly Q8400/RadeonHD4770.

    Server, HTPC and a new laptop were bought and put together last year. The years before I just had my main rig (with 1x to 2x GTX 460) and a 15" Sony Vaio laptop. My HTPC was meant to be my server originally but it didn't work out as it makes some faint noise in idle that I could hear at night, and it was disturbing my sleep. So the server-PC behind the dishwasher is sort of an unplanned extra computer, but at least I don't have to see it or think much of it. It's just there, always on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wries View Post
    Home Server
    Intel Core i5-3450 4c4t @ 3.3GHz
    Isn't that a little extreme for a home server?
    It will use more energy this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Isn't that a little extreme for a home server?
    It will use more energy this way.
    My power bill is pretty cheap. But I started out with a Pentium G840. Turned out it couldn't handle airvideo (live transcoding of video for client device such as an ipad or iphone) when 3+ people wanted to see stuff. Mostly with gopro-footage it would suffice but not from other cameras using slightly heavier codecs to start out from.

  18. #10598
    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Isn't that a little extreme for a home server?
    It will use more energy this way.
    With EIST and C1E these CPUs don't consume that much power when idle.

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    Looks good, Wries. Wouldn't mind more internal pictures!
    (Also, I think those monitors are still edge-lit. :P)

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    just registered on overclockers.com and noticed this similar thread just like this one:

    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...92619&page=118

    my question for linking is, what is the front panel on post #2342? and ugh... im prolly gonna spend a day browsing all their setups now too

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