Sorry was on working trip for a month and half, and havent done much work on it,
Beautiful mobo and build. Let us know if you like it, and more importantly, let us know how overclocking goes!
Still at stock speeds, i found the frontal fan way to noisy for my liking even at low setting (900rpm), the GeneZ doesnt allow to undervolt it too easy.... either was 900 or 300 which was too low for decent cooling, and im trying to avoid the Asus AI Suite cause it has issues with other meters that i like to use more, so i installed a Zalman Fanmate2 and manage to tweeak it down to 650rpm
, atm still testing as the temps went up a little, so i havent OC yet, not to worry atm since all i play is SC2 and even at stock speeds the cores dont get loaded. But im interested into doing OCing and doing some benches just gotta find some free time... atm too busy with work.
With that motherboard, computer case and CPU heatsink, will a Thermalright Shaman be compatible?
Note that the Shaman’s screw heads are tall. My fear is that they may conflict with the HR-02.
Hard to say, really depends on the height of the screws, a GPU without BP will have around 5mm from the HR02 to the board, mine is almost touching cause of the Backplate the Galaxy comes with that takes almost 5mm.
I was wondering if you had any idea of how much the system IDLEs at without the GPU and do you know if the CPU itself IDLEs at same value as i3-2100t? I'm thinking about going with a CPU with low IDLE consumption yet 4 cores... Something like the i5-2500k, i5-2405S or the i5-2400...
All sandy bridge cpus downclock to 1600mhz, and i read (havent tested) that all have similar idle, i would expect the quads to have a little higher since more cores, but should be low still, if you need the quad go for it, its a great cpu.
Main use would be transcoding video, fileserver, Everyday tasks and gaming(I will probably add a ASUS 6850 which has an IDLE consumption of 15W)...
I have my machine running almost all day when I'm at home and awake (8 hours) a day sometimes more, and I can't justify also having a NAS running 24/7 which i barely use which is why I'm thinking of just running the file server part on the machine itself which I hopefully also can access remotely by waking it up (WOL/WOW)...
Im backwards of what you want, i prefer to have dedicated for each task, although my server isnt on full time, mostly on the weekends and when im doing backups or ripping my movies. But it could work.... just know that each hdd you have will increase you conmsuption, my past atom 510 server used to idle around 20W, now with 4 hdds is around 35, so more hdds you add will start increasing your idle, unless you spin them down.