So what RPM are the rear fans now?
They're the 800RPM slipstreams.
I have 2 Noctuas: 1 intake, 1 exhaust. Plus a Scythe S-Flex at 800 rpm throttled by the MB on the Thermalright black thingy over my CPU. I also have a switched 80mm next to the EN9600GT fanless. I turn it on during gaming...my PSU is up top (you know, two space on the 810 and all ;-])
In your opinion, am I overkill?
You don't have the Stacker 810, you have the Stacker STC-T01. The main difference was the location of the PSU, and the addition of the second 120mm fan.
I wouldn't really call that overkill per se. As long as your temperatures stay reasonable, you should be fine. If you want, you could block off the 5.25" bays that aren't in use and see if you can remove the intake 120 (if it really bothers you). Chances are, you won't really need it if you're able to direct the incoming airflow properly.
Do you happen to have this on a UPS at all? What kind of read/write speeds are you getting?
The stock heatsink on the 3ware card looks so dinky -- how hot does it get under heavy load?
UPS is on my list of things to get. I've been trying to find one that isn't too bulky, and yet doens't break the bank. Something like the ones pictured here
would be ideal, but those models are only 1200VA and up, and therefore cost over $200CAD locally.
Read write speeds - I'm able to get about 150-200MB/s reads, 100-125MB/s writes. Not stellar, but still fast enough to max out my gigabit network.
It gets warm, but never really that hot to the touch. 3ware doesn't give the option of a fanned heatsink (like Areca does, AFAIK), so they must know that it's sufficient. From what I've read, the RAID card's processor can handle temperatures similar to those found on graphics cards (100C+).
If you like function over form, it is one of the best cases made. If you like style and efficiency, go for a Lian.
But serious, it's a glorious case...tooo bad I heard it was discontinued.
Sadly, the Stacker 810 is hard to find these days. I'm keeping this case for as long as I can, since you can shove a rediculous amount of hardware in there, and still have room for more!
I've always found Lian-Li cases overpriced. Sure - they might have great build quality, but I just can't imagine spending $300 on a case. :S
That, is a lot of porn.
You're referring to the P.L.O.H, I presume...
Given the distributed nature of RAID trying to spin up/down individual drives in the array would probably wreck some serious havoc.
I can imagine that you might
be able to get all drives to spin down simultaneously, but I've got staggered spinup enabled (to save my PSU if nothing else), so having to wait 8 seconds for disk access after they've spun down would be a bit of a pain.