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    Well, if you mean that I can only fit in Dell Optiplex motherboard, it is still way too restrictive. Besides, just about all of them sold are used. The Ryzen option is interesting but way too expensive.
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    A case that cannot fit a standard mATX or even mITX board is pretty useless to me. When the motherboard on my HP Slimline failed, I was able to throw in an mITX board and reuse it. If I can't reuse the case, it would be a big turn off for me.
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    Wow, this sucks. That means I can't upgrade the motherboard easily? I have to account for this if I take that route.
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    Thanks guys. I am thinking of 2 routes right now. Either a Dell Optiplex SFF with *lake (most likely Skylake) processor. This costs ~$200 and it comes HDD/8GB RAM/DVD and CPU with passmark ~5-6K. Or gut my motherboard and replace it with a AM4...
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    I own 2 HP Slimline PCs as I like its form factor. Over the years, I have done various upgrades. From adding RAM and SSD to replacing its entire motherboard. Lately, one of the Slimline using original motherboard seems to be acting up. It could...
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    AirCool2 replied to the thread Loud CPU fan on HTPC.
    FWIW, I bought the Silenx Pro and it also fits well. Reusing the same screws and the fan noise from old fan is now gone for good.
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    AirCool2 replied to the thread Loud CPU fan on HTPC.
    Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I really appreciate your help. I wonder if there are alternatives too? Is it as long as they are 3/4-pins 40x40x10mm fan, it will be okay? Like these...
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    AirCool2 reacted to dar124's post in the thread Loud CPU fan on HTPC with Like Like.
    I finally got a minute to pull out my old HTPC and look at it. See the pics below. The Noctua fan is a direct replacement. The screws (I'm pretty sure I used the old ones) screw right into the heat sink. And the power cable for the fan plugged...
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    AirCool2 replied to the thread Loud CPU fan on HTPC.
    Sorry to bring up this old thread. I have the same Asrock E350-M1 and the old fan is making very loud noise. If I buy the Noctua fan, is it going to be a direct replacement? If I remove the screws on the old fan, it will just come off? Should I...
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    AirCool2 replied to the thread Any use for UDIMM DDR3 ECC RAM?.
    FWIW, I installed my 2x8GB ECC memory on my old AMD E350 board and it came up right away. No surprises. It seems kind of wasteful for such a low end CPU but it is the only board I have that can take advantage of the pulls.
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    AirCool2 replied to the thread Any use for UDIMM DDR3 ECC RAM?.
    Do you think an AMD E350 APU can make use of them? Here is the motherboard: https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/E350M1/ I heard that many motherboard can use ECC RAM even though it says it supports only non-ECC. I don't really need the ECC, just want...
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