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by Strid
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is it possible to get POWER and silence?
Replies: 20
Views: 2318

Re: Is it possible to get POWER and silence?

Why do you mention # of drives instead of total capacity? 6 HDDs: If they were all 3TB WD Greens, that would be 18TB. Just a note; For a work station/server application this is not entirely true. More HDD's can equal more bandwidth in a RAID0 setting. My homeserver has 5x 500 GB WD Blue 3.5" HDD's ...
by Strid
Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which "quiet" case for 9 HDD home server?
Replies: 6
Views: 1750

Which "quiet" case for 9 HDD home server?

Hi, I have a home server, which I use for two purposes; as compute node for nummerical calculations and as NAS. So I have a 6x500GB RAID0 array (for scratch disks) and 2x2TB RAID1 (for NAS) and also an old WD Raptor150 as system drive. Cooling is supplied by a couple of Nexus 120mm fans and a Scythe...
by Strid
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Longest UPTIME on your destop PC?
Replies: 57
Views: 11789

Wibla wrote:450 days sounds like a very insecure centos system ;)
Well, he only got the darn thing those 450 days ago... :lol:
by Strid
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Longest UPTIME on your destop PC?
Replies: 57
Views: 11789

Longest UPTIME on your destop PC?

Just wondering, how long time have YOU gone without rebooting your home/desktop PC? One guy I know has more than 450 days and counting on his, running CentOS. I started my quest for something similar, now with a staggering 8+ days and counting. :lol: How about YOU? 8) Best off-topic regards, Strid
by Strid
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Experimental: the Unsuspecting Nettop
Replies: 3
Views: 2157

It's a bit of a Frankenstein-rig with that external PSU! Definitely get a PicoPSU asap. 8)

Have you considered drilling a 120 mm hole in the case cover and have a low profile 120mm fan blowing over the CPU?
by Strid
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Looking for a TRULY silent drive for an 'open' pc case.
Replies: 9
Views: 1897

You can get a 2.5" laptop drive and double enclose it in Scythe Quiet Drives, which in turn should be resting on foam. That'll be about as quiet as any harddrive that isn't an SSD can get.

Plus the Quiet Drive looks nice and shiny! 8)
by Strid
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: Is Running [email protected] Worthwhile?
Replies: 77
Views: 31302

I'm not sure you guys are aware of how much protein structure determination is a bottle neck in modern bio-chemistry. Ask anyone within the field if they'd like to be able to have a computer predict the protein structure, rather than having a Ph.D. student employed for three years, trying to figure ...
by Strid
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec 300 + 140 MM Fan recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 785

I run a Yate Loon D14SL-12 in a PSU... it's a 140x140x25mm fan and I'm running it at the full 12 V (in a server) and it's pretty quiet. 12 V is 1000 RPM - if you undervolt slightly it's really quiet!
by Strid
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC-Q07 Gaming System + PICOPSU?
Replies: 7
Views: 4469

Can we have some naked pics please!!! :lol:

Seriously, though. I want to see it on the inside!
by Strid
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: 8W idle! (2010 Mac Mini)
Replies: 5
Views: 3734

8W idle! (2010 Mac Mini)

As much as I personally hate Apple and what not, this is a pretty awesome product, as for the idle power consumption. http://www.anandtech.com/show/3843/apple-mac-mini-review-mid-2010/7 But the cooler is clearly rubbish, and it's got a hard mounted 2.5" HDD to boot.... http://www.anandtech.com/show/...
by Strid
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 150 XT + Dell DA-2
Replies: 9
Views: 5556

First off, if you have a virus, it should have nothing to do with the power supply! :D Anyway, I use a PicoPSU-160-XT with my Dell DA-2 right now, and I have no problems. But anyway, the PSU should not cause your CPU to heat up to 80 C. I sent you a picture of the Dell DA-2 connection. If you're fol...
by Strid
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Antec launches new range of CPU coolers
Replies: 11
Views: 2255

I like the "Kühler Flow". It should be trivial to mount the cooling ribs near the 120 mm exhaust case fan.
by Strid
Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Free: PW-200-V (possibly broken)
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Sent you a PM, Vicotnik. :)
by Strid
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Free: PW-200-V (possibly broken)
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Free: PW-200-V (possibly broken)

Hi! I have a PW-200-V PicoPSU, which I bought off of AuraAllan of this forum. After having used it for ~1½ years or so, I can't get my new motherboard to boot up with the PW-200-V and my Dell DA-2. I checked the voltages of the 20 pins on the motherboard connector and they seemed within spec. So I ...
by Strid
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picoPSU-160-XT sufficient for i5-750 MiniITX system?
Replies: 12
Views: 9233

Sorry, I meant concerning the ECS mother board! But thank you for the reply - I should have been more specific in my quote! :oops:
by Strid
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.12 clicking ... now fine?
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

I don't know windows, but I'd try to at least check it for bad blocks. If you can find any, it's a sure RMA! In Ubuntu do this: sudo badblocks -nvs /dev/sdX where "/dev/sdX" is the harddive and "-nvs" is the non-destructive read/write test of badblocks. It'll probably take a full day or so to scan a...
by Strid
Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Best energy efficient monitor?
Replies: 28
Views: 21919

Seriously?? Oh, maybe I was overestimating. I withdraw my last post! :oops:
by Strid
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Best energy efficient monitor?
Replies: 28
Views: 21919

Actually, LED screens use much lower power than regular cold cathode screens. A typical 24" LED screen draws 25-35 W. So in a sense, you're right it's a marketing term! But it is still true. :) But I doubt that anyone actually did anything to further reduce the power consumption, other that replace ...
by Strid
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picoPSU-160-XT sufficient for i5-750 MiniITX system?
Replies: 12
Views: 9233

RNO wrote:You can use a ATI HD 5450 passive, you will save 5W.
You can also choose the ECS motherboard and you will save another 8W. (but you won't have USB3)
Interesting! Do you have a link to a review or equal, thanks! :) I'm very interested if this is true.
by Strid
Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OCZ StealthStream 400W
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Do a fan-swap!! You could easily swap it with, say, a Yate Loon D14SL-12 fan. They move quite a bit of air at very low dB.
by Strid
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: Is Running [email protected] Worthwhile?
Replies: 77
Views: 31302

I don't know how complicated this calculation you did was, but from the time frames you describe, I'm sure a complicated calculation makes sense in the context of the [email protected] project ! Basically the computational expense lies in the speed of generating sample structures and and the speed of ev...
by Strid
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: Is Running [email protected] Worthwhile?
Replies: 77
Views: 31302

Next was Wiki where I came upon something known as the Levinthal Paradox, which if I understand it correctly, states that there are 3 to the power of 98 permutations of fold. Given the current 5 petaflops of computation working on folding, I worked out that it would take roughly one thousand millio...
by Strid
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: Is Running [email protected] Worthwhile?
Replies: 77
Views: 31302

[...] Since each gallon of gasoline (just in the gas itself, not counting all the embedded energy to find, extract,transport, refine, etc.) is worth 33.4kWh of electricity; brings the total savings to the equivalent of 21,042kWh -- that is more electricity than our household uses in about 2.5 years...
by Strid
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vanity and motherboards; LPT and COM ports
Replies: 16
Views: 2528

Haha, that's cool. Running home-made circuits off of COM and LPT ports is something I can appreciate. Also, where do you guys park your Flintstones cars? :P

By the way, most newer motherboards have a connector/header for a PCI-bracket with serial/parallel ports.
by Strid
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Bozar & Thrash's Hidden HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 4955

Certainly an interesting build! :)

Have you considered using less fans?? My rig runs just fine with one 650 RPM Nexus fan, I guess you could certainly get by with less than the five you've got now.
by Strid
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vanity and motherboards; LPT and COM ports
Replies: 16
Views: 2528

Vanity and motherboards; LPT and COM ports

Hi, let me share my personal feelings! When I buy motherboards, I completely avoid anything that has parallel and serial ports on the back, only because it is sooooo last century. I recently bought a G41 ASUS µATX P5QPL-VM EPU motherboard for ~$100 - it was the cheapest of the small µATX motherboa...
by Strid
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Mini Rev B.
Replies: 17
Views: 9303

You're lucky! There are still some selling on eBay right now. Unused, I think. http://cgi.ebay.com/Scythe-SCMNJ-1100-Ninja-Mini-Rev-B-1366-Socket-CPU-Cool-/330451773955?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf075ea03 EDIT: I have no connections to the seller, other than my Internet connection.
by Strid
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: dell da-1 getting hot
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Re: dell da-1 getting hot

It keeps getting pretty hot, it's still ok to touch etc, but it could run a bit cooler. So what's the problem?? :D Seriously, though, these things are designed to be a bit hot. Also, usually, they have some thermal interfacing to the brick-casing, so even if you open it/cut parts of the casing off,...
by Strid
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help with components for new computer
Replies: 17
Views: 2118

My suggestion would be roughly the following: AMD quad core CPU 760G motherboard (onboard graphics/sound/network) 4gig DDR3 RAM (whatever brand is cheapest) Small SSD for system drive + notebook or 5400rpm data drive Case is more flexible, you could go full ATX tower or micro-ATX with the above set...