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by zsero
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel 4930K thermal paste: dot or line?
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

Re: Intel 4930K thermal paste: dot or line?

There are multiple ways to apply, dot, the line, the cross, spreading it first, even multiple dots, etc. Personally I tried multiple ways and set the heat sink multiple times until I find the best spread that covers most of the CPU, just try and see what works better for you, there is no ideal or e...
by zsero
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel 4930K thermal paste: dot or line?
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

Intel 4930K thermal paste: dot or line?

I've been using Arctic Silver's very detailed instructions before for all the processors where I didn't know how to apply thermal paste, but the hex-core Intel processors are just not in their database. My question is that what is the best way to apply thermal paste on a 4930K? It's with MX-4 and Mu...
by zsero
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 9235

Re: Video editing workstation

OK, I was reading about the SuperNOVA 650W Gold, and everywhere on internet all I found was that it's noisy and not compatible with Gigabyte boards. http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3VVWL7BQ601C9/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R3VVWL7BQ601C9 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-evga-supernova-nex-full-modular-8...
by zsero
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 9235

Re: Video editing workstation

If you rather to get rid of the "quietness" requirement for any subjective or not reason, well, pick that EVGA: my somewhat educated guess is that probably you'd better not to ask to that system to be quieter than a MacPro, but who am I to make you unhappy? I never wanted to make it quieter than a ...
by zsero
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 9235

Re: Video editing workstation

quest_for_silence wrote:Not all HDDs are created equal: the SV35 is more reliable, period.
If something we know the opposite from BackBlaze:
Enterprise Drives: Fact or Fiction?
What Hard Drive Should I Buy?
by zsero
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 9235

Re: Video editing workstation

If you are bulding a quiet setup, I would skip on EVGA, nothing bad on them, as a matter of fact, they are pretty good in terms of cooling and overclocking, and their warranty and rma are good. But in terms of noise there are better options, I would chose the msi tein frozr line over evga in all ca...
by zsero
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 9235

Re: Video editing workstation

Aside that usually the 750Ti IS NOT so close to 760 pricing (around 110 vs around 180 in UK), but the 750Ti draw less than half the power of a 760: so less heat dumped into the case, and less overall noise. Please do not forget also that the proposed EVGA is a bit noisy. OK, I agree there is no poi...
by zsero
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 9235

Re: Video editing workstation

The 750ti will have enough juice for rendering all standard formats: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1477339/so-youve-built-your-htpc-now-what-is-next-how-to-get-the-ultimate-picture-and-sound-quality-from-your-htpc-madvr-svp-xbmc-mediabrowser-jriver/60#post_23512510 Chances are you'll want to upgrade th...
by zsero
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 9235

Re: Video editing workstation

OK, thanks I'll go with the SV35 then. Can you recommend me a good and reliable PSU for this build? Puget puts Seagate X in all their systems and they do ship quite a few, hence why my preference.
by zsero
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 9235

Re: Video editing workstation

Seasonic X 650W - 108 Due to the expected power draw, you may rather a PSU sporting a fan controller with a less aggressive profile. I choose it for the reliability, and even during rendering I don't think this system will use more than 250W of power, so it would still be in the <50% for this PSU. ...
by zsero
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 9235

Re: Video editing workstation

Read the article and understand about balance - too bad they didn't back it up with benchmarks to show the tradeoffs - or maybe it's behind the paywall. Are you planning to OC this CPU? Mugen 4 vs Mugen 4 PCGH: You tradeoff 1 PWM fan for 2 voltage controlled fans with max 800rpm. You'll get a few d...
by zsero
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 9235

Re: Video editing workstation

Staying within this budget, I'd replace the 2 x 7200 HDDs with another SSD. Have one SSD for OS and apps and another for the scratch disk. Then use the Green for storage. Is there a reason for the GTX 760 class gfx card? While many video editors can make use of the GPU for acceleration, there seems...
by zsero
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video editing workstation
Replies: 32
Views: 9235

Video editing workstation

I'm building a video editing workstation for a friend, and I've tried my best to make a perfect system for him. The aim was to get a Mac Pro Hex-Core like computer for half the price. I've based the system around Puget System's Genesis, with some modifications where I found appropriate. The prices a...
by zsero
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 77901

Re: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows

Look, the world has changed. A server is not a noisy big box which runs on 200W in a rack, but something which people keep in their living room! Look into the market of NAS devices! These brands like Synology, QNap, etc. have grown exponentially in the last few years, for providing an easy to confi...
by zsero
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 77901

Re: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows

The thing is, whatever the name here contains, a server is a server, by definition. If i find a server to be too noisy, then your planning beforehand went wrong. It is a known fact, that HDDs make noise, so if i plan on using something with HDDs 24/7 i have to accept some kind of noise, eliminate t...
by zsero
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 77901

Re: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows

Even in the name of silence, I can't believe anyone would bother manually running a script to shut down a drive instead of letting the OS do it a couple minutes later. To say that you're overthinking this thing would be a gross understatement. Try not to let your OCD get the better of you. JJ, some...
by zsero
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 77901

Re: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows

Windows Server 2008 and 2012 were never designed to save power. What i do not understand is the fact that you WANT your HDDs to spin down. In dependance on how many times the HDDs will have to be powered up and need a small power consumption peak to do so vs. running constantly at a given power con...
by zsero
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 77901

Re: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows

If you don't have SMART monitoring tools active (accesses hard drives by direct access, not by volumes / partition), no buggy defrag utility, no buggy virus scanner, actually Windows 7 is really nice with hard drive management. Some time ago I stopped using these scripts and just let Windows 7 power...
by zsero
Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 77901

Re: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows

I don't see the point to begin with. Isn't Windows own power management sufficient, spinning down idle hard drives after some configurable number of minutes? Not really, windows power management is pretty disappointing, random drive spin ups (MFT/ tracking.log) and to mention installers and similar...
by zsero
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 127743

Re: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4

Thankfully everything's sorted now :) I did use File Scavenger to retrieve my files to a spare HD, but then I used Testdisk to recover the partition which worked fine. File Scavenger seemed to do a better job at retrieving individual files though, as my Truecrypt container was the correct size, unl...
by zsero
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 127743

Re: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4

Thanks for the suggestions. File Scavenger looks like it might be useful. I've tried a couple of others and they aren't able to find any files in the unpartitioned space. Testdisk is a free partition recovery program and I tried it and it did identify my missing partition, and showed the label (Dat...
by zsero
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 127743

Re: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4

I don't know any free, but I had huge success with File Scavenger
http://www.quetek.com/prod02.htm

Or you can try Active Partion Recovery too:
http://www.partition-recovery.com/

I think you will need an other 1.5 TB drive temporarily.
by zsero
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 77901

Re: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows

I googled it and found it, it works great! Maybe they got a huge hosting bill, because of the soundtrack on the page :-). I got google results for the 64-bit zip, but not for the 32-bit: http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=revoSleep_v0.2.4_BETA_x64.rar But they have a board, I...
by zsero
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 127743

Re: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4

In all the warranty period. That's how it works in almost all Europe. You only communicate with your reseller, which is both good and bad. In which shop did you purchase your disks? I believe that some of the major British suppliers replace or refund within 28 days, but after that period it is more...
by zsero
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 127743

Re: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4

Will they do it regardless of time of purchase or only within the first 28 days?
In all the warranty period. That's how it works in almost all Europe. You only communicate with your reseller, which is both good and bad.
by zsero
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 127743

Re: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4

Where I live, you always contact your reseller for warranty problems and they give you a new one when they found out that it's indeed bad. For a hard drive it means I need to wait like 3 days till they test it and after 3 days I get a new drive. About being fast and efficient, I don't see the point....
by zsero
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 127743

Re: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4

There have been tested 5 hard drives using different tests (mainly surface access times tests): 1. Samsung HD204UI in Verbatim 2 TB 3.0 USB enclosure. 2. Samsung SP1614N 3. WDC WD6400AAKS 4. WDC WD1600BEVS 5. Seagate ST320410A The tests results are in 149 files of the screenshots of these tests, av...
by zsero
Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 5K3000 2TB experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 11460

Re: Hitachi 5K3000 2TB experiences

I got 10 slow sectors with MHDD's surface scan, compared to 2-3 with my 2TB Samsung HD204UI and 0 with my 2TB WD20EARS and 1TB Hitachi 7K1000.C drives. Zeroing out the drive didn't change anything. Also the exact LBAs of the slow sectors change slightly on each test run, by more than just a few num...
by zsero
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 5K3000 2TB experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 11460

Re: Hitachi 5K3000 2TB experiences

when it shows up i'll be able to run some test with the 2tb f4eg , the 1tb 7k1000.c, and the 2tb 5k3000. nothing scientific, but i'm excited about it. Looking forward for the test. Please run CrystalDiskMark too. I am really interested in the unsuspended vibrations of the Hitachis. The Samsung has ...
by zsero
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 127743

Re: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4

Did some light tests while striping two of my three HD204UI drives together just for fun. Noticed that while they benched just fine, and practical performance copying large files was fine, launching software got degraded performance. Primarily I clocked the game Call of Duty 4 loading a specific ma...