02
Jun
2008
13:32 PM

Finding the Atom

Just as despair began to set in following the initial foray into the market for a low-power, mini-ITX replacement board for my rapidly aging VIA EPIA-PD, a glimmer of hope appeared on the horizon.

The internet rumour-mill began to whisper of a something altogether new. Intel’s first completely...

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02
Jun
2008
11:09 AM

Retiring The Nehemiah

It had been coming increasingly clear for some time that my venerable VIA EPIA-PD just wasn’t cutting it any more. Despite all that was great about it (mini-ITX form-factor, essentially silent after modding and low, low power requirements), the downsides finally caught up with it (maximum of 1GB...

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28
Aug
2007
23:59 PM

That Sinking Feeling IV

With the mighty Scythe Mine Rev.B heatsink finally installed in the Antec NSK-4400UK case the moment of truth comes ever closer: Will the side of the case actually fit on with the heatsink mounted?

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28
Aug
2007
23:32 PM

That Sinking Feeling III

My initial sense of hope that this would be a relatively straightforward upgrade proved to be utterly wrong. Despite claims that the Scythe Mine Rev.B heatsink can be installed without removing the motherboard from the case, in order to bear at least some semblance of reality that should be qu...

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28
Aug
2007
22:45 PM

That Sinking Feeling II

Given the measured clearance of 190mm from the motherboard surface (as seen in Part I of this report) and the Scythe-supplied height of 150mm, this should be fairly straightforward.

There is, after all, plenty of space all round the stock cooler.

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28
Aug
2007
22:15 PM

That Sinking Feeling

Following a recent collection of PC upgrades, it rapidly became clear that – in order to unlock some of the wealth of overclocking potential that I read about every day – a new heatsink would be required.

Given the system specifications (an Intel Core2Duo E6420 on an Abit AB9 motherboard) and a desperate desire for quiet, after much reading I opted for the recently-refreshed Scythe Mine Rev.B. Having finally placed my order I began to have some serious doubts – certainly the Mine would be man enough for the job in question, but would it fit inside my beloved Antec NSK-4400UK case?

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