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Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-02-05, 11:39 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
You are absolutely correct. Sure explains how I...

You are absolutely correct. Sure explains how I might have bent it, if not already bent.

I could let NewEgg/ASUS know, but I'm not up to the hassle of an RMA. Too bad these sockets don't just...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-02-05, 06:19 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
I do, and its an interesting thought. Not...

I do, and its an interesting thought. Not thrilled about placing a hot pencil soldering iron near my new board though :) , and the pin was a clean break- hardly any metal showing - so don't even...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-02-05, 03:02 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Well, its too bad , so close, but the USB3 ship...

Well, its too bad , so close, but the USB3 ship has sailed.. the pin broke as I tired to straighten it.

I hooked it up any way to see if maybe it still worked (thinking it could have been shorting...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-02-05, 02:04 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Hmm, I don think I can straighten it without some...

Hmm, I don think I can straighten it without some special tools.

The long nose pliers I have a too thick.
...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-02-05, 11:10 AM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Hmm, interesting results Problem -Left...

Hmm, interesting results

Problem
-Left front USB3 port not working ( for USB3 or USB2 sticks)
-Right front USB3 port working fine (USB3 or USB2 sticks)
-Could be socket, cable or case port
...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-02-04, 06:22 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Re USB3, thanks for the tip guys. The board only...

Re USB3, thanks for the tip guys. The board only has the one USB3 header, so I cant try another USB3 header . But if you meant USB2 header, yes, good idea. Just needs a USB3 to USB2 connector and...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-02-04, 03:44 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Dead USB3 port on front panel

Hmmm USB 3 issue

The front panel of the ML03 has 2 USB3 ports. One works fine, One is dead. Does not work for USB3 or USB2 sticks.

I re-seated the cable into the socket...but no difference.
...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-02-03, 10:35 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
CPU temperature

When was finalizing the build, I ran the ASUS performance utilities, it showed a CPU temperature of about 26 C with the case off, with no other apps running. It was also 24 C when first awoken from...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-02-01, 06:55 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Ended up with Option B. Have all 4 PWM fans...

Ended up with Option B. Have all 4 PWM fans running and all 3 fan sockets reporting fan speed (for the first 3 fans).

The connector is a "GELID PWM Y Cable (CA-PWM-01) -- PWM-Y Cable...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-28, 05:22 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
2) I finally heard back from ARCTIC on the...

2) I finally heard back from ARCTIC on the specifc question of “When connecting each F8 fan to its 4-pin PWM socket on the motherboard, does one ‘ignore, and not use” the yellow 3-pin cable, or...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-28, 06:52 AM
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Posted By MyMedia08
WE HAVE LIFT OFF ! Well, I finished off the...

WE HAVE LIFT OFF !

Well, I finished off the wiring and thought I'd give it a shot, hoping my first DIY (more like DIWH - do it with help) would not blow up, and everything worked. Lots of testing...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-25, 11:09 AM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Glad to report everything is progressing quite...

Glad to report everything is progressing quite well! Just waiting now for those extension cables to arrive (in a few days) and then I should be able to fire it up.

Brief notes and observations -
...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-24, 12:24 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Agree completely re keeping CPU fan out of this...

Agree completely re keeping CPU fan out of this equation.

Did more googling that 3 pin wire for Arctic Cooling (AC) fans and found this:

.For s/w such as HW Monitor to register the rpm of the...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-24, 09:12 AM
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Posted By MyMedia08
OK , consensus seems to be dont daisy chain...

OK , consensus seems to be dont daisy chain anything ( ie fan to fan or CPU to fan).

All good, but even with no daisy chaining. there is the question of the intent of that extra 3rd wire.- its a...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-23, 03:48 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Arctic F8 PWM fans

Okay, my motherboard has a 4-pin header socket for the CPU cooler fan and three 4-pin sockets for case fans. All are PWM-ready. So I was simply planning on:

connecting my Artcic Freezer 11LP...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-21, 01:48 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
I will post chronological pics/findings for my...

I will post chronological pics/findings for my DIY build #1 (http://tv.mediamanhost.com/diy-htpc.html) when I am close to done (primarily for the benefit of others who are doing this for the first...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-20, 09:19 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Ordered some case fans (and spares) at memory...

Ordered some case fans (and spares) at memory express . excellent pricing/shipping.

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX27657

Arctic Cooling ARCTIC F8 PWM Fan, Fluid Dynamic Bearing ,80mm....
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-19, 09:30 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Well, I made another made beginner mistake, with...

Well, I made another made beginner mistake, with my choice of fans.

I had thought fans would be dirt simple, just plug them in the 4 pin case fan connectors of a motherboard. What good be...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 360
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Posted By MyMedia08
Once my Windows HTPC is built, I want to keep an...

Once my Windows HTPC is built, I want to keep an eye on system and CPU temperature. A quick google search reveals several tools. Are there any that are more useful and easier to use than others?:

...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 360
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Posted By MyMedia08
Using a larger PSU in this case only really...

Using a larger PSU in this case only really cramps things up, notably with a burner. its doable but the ones I've seen were really wedged in.

I've seen a few pics of ML03s with SFX PSUs : I ...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-18, 04:13 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
New surprise

Was just laying everything out, and there is no way the 24 pin ATX connector from the SFX power supply will reach the connector on the board. Its like at least 6" -12" too short . Below I am...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-17, 03:45 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
I heard back from Silverstone and they concur...

I heard back from Silverstone and they concur with the above ;,so three or four intake fans it is!

Starting to get product delivered, box by box from various vendors. I set up a huge area in the...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 360
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Posted By MyMedia08
OOOh, I really like that last one. I can easily...

OOOh, I really like that last one. I can easily put in 3 intake fans on the and block the tiny balance of vented area such that the entire side closest to CPU/HDD is intake. This ensures no...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-17, 12:29 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Hmmm, so if the intent is to force the hot air...

Hmmm, so if the intent is to force the hot air out, and if as we said earlier, intake fans may not be needed if the CPU cooler pulls enoogh in, then is it a better option to reduce intake fans and...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-17, 10:59 AM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Had to cancel the amazon.ca order for the Artic...

Had to cancel the amazon.ca order for the Artic Freezer 11p ( turned out it was from the UK with a long long delivery time). And newegg is a bit pricey at over $40.

Are there any other low profile...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 360
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Posted By MyMedia08
Agree big CPU cooler fan close to case is a good...

Agree big CPU cooler fan close to case is a good solution. I ordered the Artic Freezer 11 LP as a step in that direction. At the very least, its quieter than the stock fan.

As for the case fans, I...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-16, 02:49 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Sound like adding some case intake fans (say two)...

Sound like adding some case intake fans (say two) cant really hurt, at worst its not needed if the cooler does a good job, and at best it helps mitigate the risk of stale/stalled.uncircualted air....
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-16, 01:06 PM
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Posted By MyMedia08
Thanks. Likewise, this guy seemed to have no...

Thanks. Likewise, this guy seemed to have no issues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLqBug-bD-U and yes, I think he has a mATX board there.

Not THAT cheap though, $43 +tax at newegg.ca...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 360
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Posted By MyMedia08
On noise, the idle values are about the same, but...

On noise, the idle values are about the same, but you are correct, at full load the Artic is 49dba va 54dba on Intel.

Did you have any install issues? See the comment below. I guess this depend on...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2014-01-16, 10:51 AM
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Posted By MyMedia08
OK thanks Good to know. But that particular...

OK thanks Good to know.

But that particular model doesn't seem all that much better than the stock cooler based on these reviews:
...
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