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by protellect
Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Switching from Antec Solo to P183 v3
Replies: 13
Views: 9546

Re: Switching from Antec Solo to P183 v3

the intake fans have sort of a fan sleeve that clips to the case. they are sorta tricky to take out unless you know the trick, you have to bend the big piece of plastic a bit.

i broke one on my P180 a long time ago :) learn from my mistakes.
by protellect
Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: File server needs silencing
Replies: 9
Views: 3207

Re: File server needs silencing

unsupported drives on your areca card ... don't take my word for it but those drives might fall out of the raid5 array
by protellect
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: advice on i3 gaming small rig
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Re: advice on i3 gaming small rig

Looks very nice. If you're looking for PSU recommendations, I'd suggest Antec Earthwatts supplies, or Seasonic Supplies. Antec 380w routinely runs $40 in the US and shouldn't have any problems powering said system. If you're sticking with air cooling for the video card I find that most dual slot sto...
by protellect
Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: i3 2100 web server PSU
Replies: 14
Views: 4330

Re: i3 2100 web server PSU

I've built an SB system with a 60W PSU. Picos are very good but I used the case's fanless PSU to save money. I also did not go with a DH61AG for the same reason. 80+ 300W PSUs are a lot less efficient than a pico because you don't get 80+ at low load! Only platinum-rated mainstream PSUs compete wit...
by protellect
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power file server
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

Re: Low power file server

You need to get it booted into an OS with power saving features enabled, and look at your killawatt. You might be pleasantly suprised.
by protellect
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Diagnose system not booting with ATI 5770 graphics card
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

Re: Diagnose system not booting with ATI 5770 graphics card

If the computer will boot up without the card, but not with the card, it's absolutely 100% the power supply. No-name 350w supplies may not provide the necessary 12v amperage to run the card. Try to find that 12v amperage and let us know what it is, may be listed on the PSU. I wouldn't recommend supp...
by protellect
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: i3 2100 web server PSU
Replies: 14
Views: 4330

Re: i3 2100 web server PSU

I would speculate that the pico-PSU nets you 10%+ more efficiency, but I think that you should take a look at some of the smaller, fairly inexpensive 80+ bronze supplies you can get, for example an Antec EA-380D or a Seasonic 300w Both can be had for less than $40, where as a pico-psu generally cost...
by protellect
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet 2TB HD with blended performance
Replies: 3
Views: 2008

Re: Quiet 2TB HD with blended performance

the difference between 5400 and 5900 RPM drives is probably minimal. 7200RPM [and faster] will net you better access times. Hitachi makes by far the cheapest 7200RPM drives. I'm using 5 7200RPM 7K2000 [the 32mb cache version] drives, I am pretty happy with the noise. I'd speculate western digital bl...
by protellect
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Opinions on storage system
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Opinions on storage system

Hello. I'm looking for some opinions on how I'm upgrading from my current storage system, in particular any pros and cons for operating systems. I'm familiar with all manner of operating systems, including Ubuntu Server, Server 2008/R2 I am also comfortable with virtualization platforms, in particul...
by protellect
Mon May 23, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs
Replies: 48
Views: 22822

Re: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs

Thanks for the informative review! It's great that lower wattage desktop chips are becoming more common-place. I have great love for my 2.5GHZ AMD 45w chip [X2 4850] as well as my 1.9Ghz BE-2300. I know that there might not be any microcenters wherever the review takes place, but even now you can pi...
by protellect
Sat May 14, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: My CPU heatsink is SOO loud! Help please!
Replies: 8
Views: 3038

Re: My CPU heatsink is SOO loud! Help please!

You're using the stock AMD phenom cooler.

See if you have the 4 pin connector from the cpu fan in the correct slot. Check if the motherboard has the Q-FAN feature on, as previous poster stated.
by protellect
Thu May 05, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Single Platter 500GB 2.5" Hard Drive?
Replies: 15
Views: 5743

Re: Single Platter 500GB 2.5" Hard Drive?

most macs can house 12.5mm drives, i have one in my macbook pro @ 1TB.

most 2.5" drives don't produce a lot of vibration, in particular the slower spinning drives, though you lose a bit of performance.
by protellect
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini-Itx with overclocked C2D Extreme x9100
Replies: 3
Views: 1699

Re: Mini-Itx with overclocked C2D Extreme x9100

I imagine since this is a laptop chip, a standard desktop size cooler wouldn't have much issue dealing with 44w of TDP.
by protellect
Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: please critique my home ZFS build
Replies: 55
Views: 13416

Re: please critique my home ZFS build

I would agree, but unless he's moving to 10g, which seems unlikely since he said he's rolling a mac mini, you can easily saturate gigabit [~110-115MB/s after overhead] with iSCSI traffic with two disks striped.
by protellect
Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: please critique my home ZFS build
Replies: 55
Views: 13416

Re: please critique my home ZFS build

Sanity wise everything looks to be in order. If anything you should consider your strategy here. If you're so concerned about the data, are you taking into account a backup routine. ZFS parity is *not* a backup. RAID is about performance and uptime. I know ZFS isn't RAID and I would agree that some ...
by protellect
Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pro Tools Home Recording PC Build Suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 2510

Re: New Build Help Please

Might delete your other post in the gallery, this is where that thread belongs. Looks solid. Antec Solo is cheaper. Both cases are fairly quiet with the dampening. The tri-cools that come with both cases are considered mediocre among this very picky crowd here, but they are probably good enough if y...
by protellect
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte H55N-USB3: The De Facto LGA1156 Mini-ITX Board?
Replies: 21
Views: 8886

Re: Gigabyte H55N-USB3: The De Facto LGA1156 Mini-ITX Board?

I bought a Scythe Big Shuriken for one of these without really looking at the motherboard closely.

Of course it covered up the PCI-E slot quite well, had to use the Intel stock cooler.
by protellect
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Question for German/international SPCR friends
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: Question for German/international SPCR friends

Thanks for the quick reply! Lets hope it gets there in one piece.
by protellect
Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Question for German/international SPCR friends
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Question for German/international SPCR friends

Hi. This is probably a very simple question. I am shipping a computer for work to Germany from the united states. I believe I have purchased the correct power cable [CEE7] for this computer. The power supply says it will autoswitch to whatever power is available. It's a Corsair HX750. It's also powe...
by protellect
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Small, PC Q07 AMD Quad-Core/HD 5670.
Replies: 11
Views: 9510

Yes, it supports all 95w chips. but not 125w phenom's. Unless you turn off one core. Then it complains but it seems to work.
by protellect
Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini-ITX Mini Tower Case
Replies: 53
Views: 45678

Monkeh16 wrote:Looks like four cheap SATA cables, some sleeving, and heatshrink..
actually its a SAS expander cable...
by protellect
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 600t upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 5704

Yes, I liked how easy it was to put the hard drives in; screw less design, you see. However once I turned on all 4 1TB blacks, the vibration dampening was inferior to the white-rubber grommets on the P180. It felt like the HDD's were flush against the plastic base of the supplied trays, so vibration...
by protellect
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini-ITX Mini Tower Case
Replies: 53
Views: 45678

6 drives, it's packed pretty full:

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by protellect
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 600t upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 5704

Corsair 600t upgrade

I've "upgraded" my gaming computer from a lightly modified Antec P180 [some behind the tray cabling] to a Corsair 600t... I'm overall pleased, but I'd share a couple things with yall that you would only get if you did it yourself Parts list : Corsair HX750 ASUS Maximus Formula motherboard Intel i7 8...
by protellect
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is the Solo too small for my build? ( heat issues?)
Replies: 5
Views: 2667

I run pretty much all antec solo's at work, every machine is a quad core and usually has a pretty decent video card [240GT or 5670]. Adding in the two front fans [I use low RPM scythe's] seems to keep everything cooler, especially the HDD. With what you have listed, you won't have any problems, thou...
by protellect
Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Small, PC Q07 AMD Quad-Core/HD 5670.
Replies: 11
Views: 9510

it's a front to back PSU, not a bottom to back

I didn't think about flipping the fan, if I build anymore I will try that. We use these at work for our meeting rooms.
by protellect
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Small, PC Q07 AMD Quad-Core/HD 5670.
Replies: 11
Views: 9510

The whole thing runs fairly warm; you can feel the heat radiating off the aluminum case. otherwise the power supply moves enough air to sort of keep the case a reasonable tmep [50c?ish].
by protellect
Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Small, PC Q07 AMD Quad-Core/HD 5670.
Replies: 11
Views: 9510

Fast, Small, PC Q07 AMD Quad-Core/HD 5670.

Note this is copy/pasta from here I recently built this little Q07 Build. We're cramming a lot of power in a little space here, but I think they turned out awesome, especially for how quiet it is. Since they are in an office space you can pretty much always count on the hvac to cover up what little ...
by protellect
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Converting to Rackmount
Replies: 4
Views: 937

For your existing hardware, since you're probably going to re-establish stability, I'd recommend a supermicro board. Here is a nice looking one, it's a bit expensive, but I've had good luck out of the box with SM motherboards for workstations. Otherwise, find the cheapest, well reviewed LGA775 mothe...
by protellect
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $150US Budget - Which CPU/Mobo/IGP-GPU?
Replies: 18
Views: 2151

This seems challenging, I like that. As for advice, I'd say Athlon X3 is better/cheaper than X2. You might read up a bit on unlocking cores, sometimes you can get lucky and unlock extra cores in the X3 processor lines. Just poking around the egg site, I'd say this might be something to think about, ...