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by davepermen
Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z All-In-One Desktop PC
Replies: 9
Views: 5647

Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z All-In-One Desktop PC

While I like the article, I don't like the win8 remark in the end. but we really don't see touch in general gaining much traction on the traditional desktop as we know it today. For the tasks that most desktop users perform on a day-to-day basic, using the screen rather than the mouse and keyboard i...
by davepermen
Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Home Server Build Guide
Replies: 137
Views: 50046

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

[quote="obarthelemy"]Kinda interesting, but I'm really wondering how you came up with the specs. I would have thought a dual-core atom w/ 2 gigs of RAM plenty already. do you have any data on cpu usage for typical loads ? is windows that much worse than linux ?[/quote] problem is more the atom. you ...
by davepermen
Thu May 20, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Completely passive VS Very low speed fans
Replies: 22
Views: 10733

oxygen200000 wrote:I think it will never be silent with 8 fans even @300 RPM. In fact... over 2 fans, you can't have silence...
in fact, over 0 fans, you can't have silence :)
by davepermen
Tue May 18, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: [Poll] What's your system's noisiest parts ?
Replies: 31
Views: 13988

my main systems are silent, so what should i say? hm.. the workstation.. the screen. it has a tiny fan in. the media center.. the projector, it has a fan in.. the server, the hdds, 4tb ssd is a bit expensive. the laptop, the fan, when it turns on. so most of all, fans and hdds. but most of all, not ...
by davepermen
Tue May 18, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Reliability
Replies: 120
Views: 40782

0 of my ssds have ever had any problems. 4 intels, 3 mtrons, 2 samsungs. i believe the intel failure rate is much lower than 2% out in the public. so far, i know of around i guess 5 different people that had actual problems, and most of them in the earliest days of the intel ssds (and some more than...
by davepermen
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What is so great about DVI & HDMI?
Replies: 28
Views: 5797

with digital connections, output = input. always. with analog connections, output ~=~ input. bad signals you know well.. the noise on the radio.. the "ant-race" on tv.. and a bad vga output can really look muddy and low in quality. there are 3 points where a vga connection can kill your image: digit...
by davepermen
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Completely passive VS Very low speed fans
Replies: 22
Views: 10733

it isn't? wtf.. that sucks.. :( it's a cool cooler indeed :)
by davepermen
Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Completely passive VS Very low speed fans
Replies: 22
Views: 10733

ces wrote:
davepermen wrote:i just bought a big passive cooler, stuck it onto my core2duo (now it could be a core i5), and put it into enough space that the hot air can move away. works 24/7 without any issue.
What cooler?
according to my online shop of choice, it's the "Thermaltake CL-P0323 Sonic Tower Rev. 2"
by davepermen
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-343B worth it for a server or just a box?
Replies: 5
Views: 3345

i just put them into a cupboard and a drawer.

pic of the cupboard:

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girlfriend approved and silent :)
by davepermen
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet Blu Ray Drive
Replies: 6
Views: 4538

i rip the movies to my (home server) storage. stripping away all useless crap that is not movie at this time, too.. so in my htpc, i have nothing but 100% silence. and no need to wade trough menues to just watch a movie, too
by davepermen
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Completely passive VS Very low speed fans
Replies: 22
Views: 10733

i just bought a big passive cooler, stuck it onto my core2duo (now it could be a core i5), and put it into enough space that the hot air can move away. works 24/7 without any issue.

passive cooling is not that complicated. no fans at my home. hate them. okay still one (and one in each laptop).
by davepermen
Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Windows Home Server review?
Replies: 34
Views: 19976

I've yet to see a NAS that is better than a windows home server based system, contrary to the OP. one thing that is for example rather awesome about it: even when you buy a cheap mini-itx atom based board, the gigabit lan delivers true 100MB/s file accesses, something normally no cheap NAS delivers....
by davepermen
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Enjoy the silence... (Updated May 2014)
Replies: 77
Views: 81985

frenchie wrote:I'm speechless every time I look at your computer... It's just perfect.

not yet, to be perfect, he'd need a passive cooled psu, and ssds instead of disks. then it would be perfectly silent.. :)

but it looks pretty yet now :)
by davepermen
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Optimizing an X25-M SSD in XP
Replies: 17
Views: 11472

none of the tweaks should've been needed. except for the partition alignment, which is "being nice to the ssd". but the intel delivers so much performance in all cases, none of the other tweakings are needed. Actually, none of them are needed for performance; all are intended to extend the lifetime...
by davepermen
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't walk, run to your nearest store and buy a SSD now.
Replies: 51
Views: 27926

yeah, the motherboard is lifted above the ground, there where you would put screws in normally to fit it to the case, there are screws backwards in with spacers in between, holding it about half a centimeter over the paintings. i wouldn't put it onto the floor directly, no.. :) edit: i'll update my ...
by davepermen
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't walk, run to your nearest store and buy a SSD now.
Replies: 51
Views: 27926

and now it should work with links:

http://davepermen.net/HomeServer.aspx

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it now looks quite a bit different, but the pics are still the same (newer ones will follow soon)
by davepermen
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Computer I Could Not Silence
Replies: 13
Views: 8294

reminds me how i could still hear my silent pc, till i found out, my 24" tft screen has a fan, too! near silent, but not completely.

in other news, i have occasional tinitus, too. i'm 25, then again, i'm a dj :)
by davepermen
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Optimizing an X25-M SSD in XP
Replies: 17
Views: 11472

none of the tweaks should've been needed. except for the partition alignment, which is "being nice to the ssd". but the intel delivers so much performance in all cases, none of the other tweakings are needed. you can even install vista without any tweaking on it, and it performs just as fast as your...
by davepermen
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VelociRaptor or SSD?
Replies: 36
Views: 31349

I replaced all my harddrives with ssds, in laptops, desktops, nettops, workstations, etc. there's no way back to spindles anymore. the only place where hdd's still have place is, as the storage pool on the windows home server. and there, i wouldn't use a raptor as well :) raptors are the beasts of t...
by davepermen
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't walk, run to your nearest store and buy a SSD now.
Replies: 51
Views: 27926

anyone considering an ssd to be slow at all does not have a clue or yet used one. it's the single fastest thing you can get for your pc. it has a random access time of 0.065ms, compared to 8ms on the fastest drive (raptors). that's more than a 100x faster in random accesses, which happen to be most ...