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Forum: Hardware 22nd Mar 2014, 21:14
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By AT0MAC
Soundcard or onboard 7.1?

I currently have a MSI Z77M-45 motherboard in my gaming rig. I would like to expand my current audio system from a pair of high end headphones to a true 7.1 game room setup, because Im soon going to...
Forum: Project Logs 7th Mar 2014, 21:26
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
At the moment this build is in a re-build stage,...

At the moment this build is in a re-build stage, so the Node is now using a Pentium G2030 CPU and has changed name to Node 2.1b, running Windows 8.1. The 3225 CPU has been moved to a new setup called...
Forum: Hardware 11th Jan 2014, 22:43
Replies: 2
Poll: Build Advice NUC or BRIX?
Views: 417
Posted By AT0MAC
NUC or BRIX?

I want an extra computer and have come up with that a NUC or a BRIX most likely be the best choice.

I have a few requirements:


Small (both)
Quiet (NUC can be fanless)
Cheap (Brix is...
Forum: Hardware 30th Dec 2013, 07:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By AT0MAC
Looks good, I just wish t did not have bare...

Looks good, I just wish t did not have bare copper... I want something maintenance free, and corrosion needs maintenance from time to time to lead heat optimal.
Forum: Project Logs 29th Dec 2013, 22:10
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
Thanks for all the ideas :) But truth is I...

Thanks for all the ideas :)

But truth is I already considered them... I don't have the tools or the time to do a scratch build, sorry. Pico PSUs have the annoying external powerbrick, if I can...
Forum: Hardware 29th Dec 2013, 21:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By AT0MAC
Yea I know... Just wish it was not so ugly... I...

Yea I know... Just wish it was not so ugly... I know it's on the inside of the case and I will rarely see it, but when I do it's such an eyesore :(

Just found out they can be dyed!
Guide 1...
Forum: Hardware 29th Dec 2013, 21:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By AT0MAC
Super silent low profile CPU cooler?

I'm searching for the perfect parts to finish a ITX build i'm currently working on.

So far I have tried the stock Intel CPU cooler and an Asetek ...
Forum: Project Logs 26th Dec 2013, 20:29
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
Just to let everybody know - I will restart this...

Just to let everybody know - I will restart this project some time in 2014. But for now it is put on hold as it started to annoy me...

Last thing I did was that I ended up buying the Silverstone...
Forum: Hardware 13th Dec 2013, 21:03
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By AT0MAC
I don't want an SSD for this exact build, I just...

I don't want an SSD for this exact build, I just want a good reliable but also quiet 2.5" drive.
Am going to use a 64GB SSD I already have as cache and then want to top it off with a nice platter...
Forum: Hardware 13th Dec 2013, 20:38
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By AT0MAC
Most silent 2.5" drive?

I had a few minor troubles with my current build (http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=264873) and have now put it on hold until the holiday season is over.

That also gives me the...
Forum: Project Logs 1st Dec 2013, 23:30
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
...but then there came problems... First time I...

...but then there came problems... First time I turned it on it only went on for like 5 seconds and then turned off. And its been doing that ever since every time I try.

It seems like its a dead...
Forum: Project Logs 1st Dec 2013, 23:11
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
I have changed the LED colors from original...

I have changed the LED colors from original red/green to white.

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/2686/dlt4.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img21/8895/ffcm.jpg


And I have assembled!
...
Forum: Project Logs 1st Dec 2013, 23:03
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
Long time of silence but a lot have been going...

Long time of silence but a lot have been going on, time for a big update:

First of all the last few parts arrived, here is my tiny Bluetooth dongle, never seen anything USB this small before.
...
Forum: Project Logs 18th Nov 2013, 19:15
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
Wires look ok, they are darkened at least. But...

Wires look ok, they are darkened at least. But they are not black as I had hoped. Dyed them again with some different dye I bought locally and made absolutely no difference :(
So I guess I have...
Forum: Project Logs 17th Nov 2013, 23:12
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
Could not wait so had to try dying the wires just...

Could not wait so had to try dying the wires just now.

I found an old pink gift bag, who knows what my wife got in this, but it was sooner or later going to be trash. It fits perfect as dying bag...
Forum: Project Logs 17th Nov 2013, 22:59
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
Hmm three pictures up and you find a picture that...

Hmm three pictures up and you find a picture that is a much larger size than the others. I don't know why, but ImageShack makes some kind of error from time to time and forgets to resize. But I just...
Forum: Project Logs 17th Nov 2013, 22:48
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
I have a habit of doing my best work in the dark...

I have a habit of doing my best work in the dark and late hours of the day, so here is an update that's actually from late last night.

Unboxed the motherboard just to get a peek at what I have...
Forum: Project Logs 17th Nov 2013, 22:17
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
A huge thanks to the super mod Krikkit for moving...

A huge thanks to the super mod Krikkit for moving my thread to its rightful place in the forumsphere, wuhuu! :)
Forum: Project Logs 17th Nov 2013, 18:35
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
BUDGET

Before posting todays update I want to see were we are with the budget for this build.
The whole point is to make something that in size, performance and money comes close to a Mac Mini. So the...
Forum: Project Logs 17th Nov 2013, 13:00
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
Ah damn... Yes you are right, this should totally...

Ah damn... Yes you are right, this should totally be in logs!
Who do I contact to switch sub-forum?
Forum: Project Logs 16th Nov 2013, 17:51
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
Picked up one of my Amazon packages today, the...

Picked up one of my Amazon packages today, the one with the hardware in :)

I so wish I had my RIT dye now, because there is not much point in assembling anything when I know I need to disassemble...
Forum: Project Logs 14th Nov 2013, 21:53
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
http://imageshack.us/a/img35/8186/m3rj.jpg ...

http://imageshack.us/a/img35/8186/m3rj.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img59/6204/e4xn.jpg


I'm still working on getting the front piece perfect, but as it takes quite a while in between it cures...
Forum: Project Logs 12th Nov 2013, 20:40
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
Today when I came home the first thing I did was...

Today when I came home the first thing I did was sanding the roughest parts of the front piece till it looked like this:

http://imageshack.us/a/img546/553/xvmi.jpg

Still not great so had to...
Forum: Project Logs 11th Nov 2013, 22:17
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
Well, I just went to the basement to find my...

Well, I just went to the basement to find my dremel (to be fittet with a drill to remove rivets), soldering iron and a few other things I will need and what did I unexpectedly find? Plastic Padding...
Forum: Project Logs 11th Nov 2013, 22:12
Replies: 25
Views: 29,192
Posted By AT0MAC
As promised, the first packages arrived today so...

As promised, the first packages arrived today so here are pictures:
 
 
http://imageshack.us/a/img706/4042/6tyh.jpg
 
Got the case and the PSU so far.
 ...
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