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by Schlotkins
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: atom for file server.. more sata ports?
Replies: 12
Views: 5290

Yea the money question is tough... I figured if I could really get toward 25 watts, that it is probably worth it for something that's on 24/7. Based on those numbers, it may be worth it just to go with a i3 if I'm going to spend the money. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1013-page5.html This bo...
by Schlotkins
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: atom for file server.. more sata ports?
Replies: 12
Views: 5290

atom for file server.. more sata ports?

Hi everyone: I've sent up a little file server using some old parts I had lying around: Intel Bad Axe board, e4700, 4 GB ram, etc w/ three 2 TB drives in it. Since the data doesn't get updated frequently, I am running them as individual drives rather than RAID and doing a 'manual' RAID1 on all the d...
by Schlotkins
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent 300+GB drive for HTPC
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Thank you all for the suggestions. It looks like the Samsung is the way to go. I was going to go with an SSD drive but that's a LOT more expensive at this point. I'm going to offload stuff to a remote system as well so I just need enough to handle the system drive and a few days of recordings. Shoul...
by Schlotkins
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent 300+GB drive for HTPC
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Silent 300+GB drive for HTPC

Good evening: I'm putting the finishing touches on my HTPC building and I'm looking for a drive to put into my Antec Fusion case. Specifically, I'm going to RAID two drives together for reliability. I don't need huge capacity - anything over 300GB is fine. I just want QUIET w/ low vibrations. I was ...
by Schlotkins
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: M12D 850W = awful coil whine
Replies: 1
Views: 829

M12D 850W = awful coil whine

Oh my... I just put together a new system - Asrock x58 Extreme, i720, 12gig Mushkin RAM, ATI 4550, Intel SSD 160 G2. Last night I was installing Vista and the coil whine was unbearable. It seemed to get better after I got video drivers loaded, but then it was back and exists is S3 sleep mode. I'm gu...
by Schlotkins
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: M12D vs. Nexus Value
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Thanks again for the information. I ended up going with the M12D as it will be 4dba lower than my reference point (S12 430) and has plently of power to spare. Plus after dealing with a PC that couldn't sleep properly, I'd rather play safe than sorry with that.

Chris
by Schlotkins
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: M12D vs. Nexus Value
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Thank you both for the responses. I may be wrong on idle. I have another i7 system that idles over 100watts even with a pretty large undervolt. Maybe it's something with my Asus board or something. Mike- You are correct. I'm just trying to get the quietest PSU possible for my setup. I assume the 750...
by Schlotkins
Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: M12D vs. Nexus Value
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

M12D vs. Nexus Value

I'm putting together a system and I'm on the last item: PSU. Here are the details: Antec Solo Asrock Extreme x58 i7 920 12 GB RAM Intel G2 160GB 2TB WD drive Ati 4550 LG Bluray burner Megatom (sp) heatsink exhaust fan, Nexus and CPU Nexus So fan, I hope this is a pretty quiet system. I'm debating be...
by Schlotkins
Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec solo and Prolima Megahalems OK?
Replies: 4
Views: 2346

Awesome - thank you!
by Schlotkins
Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec solo and Prolima Megahalems OK?
Replies: 4
Views: 2346

Antec solo and Prolima Megahalems OK?

I'm working on setuping up my new box. I am planning on getting the Antec solo and use a Prolima Megahalems for my heatsink. Anyone use this combination? I'm assuming the Prolima Megahalems, but we all know what assumption is.... :)

Thanks,
Chris
by Schlotkins
Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42550

If I could find one of the darn things, I'd buy it... but the G2s seem rare still. I wonder when the firmware update will be resolved.
by Schlotkins
Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Lowest wattage HDMI+DVI PCIe video card?
Replies: 22
Views: 7343

Not to hijack the thread, but I'm also in the market for a new low power video card as I'm building a second box. I have a 2900XT in my current machine and it seems to work fine I guess. Is there a place to compare the capabilities of say the 2900pro, 3450 and 4350? They are all close to the same pr...
by Schlotkins
Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Highest Sequential Lower-Capacity Drive
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Nevermind... looks like some results under this thread answer my question

viewtopic.php?t=53171

Cheers,
Chris
by Schlotkins
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Highest Sequential Lower-Capacity Drive
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Highest Sequential Lower-Capacity Drive

I have an application where I need a lot of sequential performance and random access isn't a big deal. I also don't need huge drives. Essentially, I'd like 4 small (500G?) drives that I can RAID0 together. Any 7200 rpm drives using 500G platters yet? I know the 5900 rpm Samsung is but... Thanks, Chris
by Schlotkins
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDTach CPU usage
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

Thanks for the replies!
by Schlotkins
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDTach CPU usage
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

HDTach CPU usage

I have a quick question on HDTach's CPU Usage. Of course, the smaller the number the better. However, it seems to me this is pretty much a number that is correlated with the performance of the drive. For example, see: http://techreport.com/articles.x/16291/10 Why am I interested? I'm running a progr...
by Schlotkins
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HR-01 Plus and Core i7 920
Replies: 10
Views: 3397

Thanks for the replies. I'm on an older Antec case that Ralph Hunter started with.. a 3700BQE or something like that. I have 1 120mm fan blowing out and that's it. With or without the case cover, the temps are the same so I don't think it's a case temp issue. After doing some more research, I think ...
by Schlotkins
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HR-01 Plus and Core i7 920
Replies: 10
Views: 3397

Thanks for note. OK, today it's about 80F here but probably closer to 70F in the room with the machine. The 'motherboard' temp was about 36C when I started prime and after 30 minutes it's at 38C. As before, the temps are up about 34 degree for 125 watts which again seems to be pretty poor performanc...
by Schlotkins
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HR-01 Plus and Core i7 920
Replies: 10
Views: 3397

HR-01 Plus and Core i7 920

Hello all- I put together a new box last night and I'm having what I think is a little issue with my cooling situation. Here is the complete system: Core i7 920 (default with turbo on that takes it up to 2.80 under load) Asus Deluxe P6T (latest BIOS) 12 GB (2GB x 6) OCZ Gold 12800 DDR3 1.5 TB Seagat...
by Schlotkins
Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 104904

Mats-

Thanks for replying to my other thread quesiton. This looks interesting - I'll wait until March to see what's happening. If you can get 4830/4850 performance on 4700 40nm part, that would be awesome.

Chris
by Schlotkins
Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 230636

Is the power consumpter under Crossfire the same as 2x1 card? It seems a C 4670 setup is about the same speed as a 4850 but that setup would have MUCH lower power, especially at idle.

THanks
Chris
by Schlotkins
Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 4830... anyone silence the sucker yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 9526

Argh - this card is perfect for me if I knew which card doesn't have the idle problem. I was debating between the 4670 and the 4850 but I didn't want to eat all of the 4850's power consumption.

Is there any hope for this or is this a lost cause? Any hope on putting on a fanless cooler?

Thanks,
Chris
by Schlotkins
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Storage decision for new setup
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Storage decision for new setup

I'm putting together a new machine that's mostly for Photopshop CS4. Here are the specs so far: Asus P6T Deluxe Core i7 920 (will O/C some) Thermalright HR-01 Plus 12 GB DDR3 ATI 4670 Passive card Blu-ray burner Now I'm left with the decision on storage, which I'm having a lot of trouble with. At th...
by Schlotkins
Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: m12d where?
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Ah, thanks for the information/ Well, I'll have to figure out something else to get!
by Schlotkins
Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: m12d where?
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

m12d where?

I can't seem to find an m12d 850 anywhere... Any ideas?

Thanks,
Chris
by Schlotkins
Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Moving RAID1 from ICH7R -> ICH10R
Replies: 4
Views: 2501

Thank you for the replies!
by Schlotkins
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Moving RAID1 from ICH7R -> ICH10R
Replies: 4
Views: 2501

Moving RAID1 from ICH7R -> ICH10R

Hello-

I have a RAID1 setup on my Bad Axe motherboard which I think has a ICH7R on it. I am probably going to upgrade to a board with the ICH10R controller on it. Is this just a move it over and I'm good to go? I obviously don't want to lose any data.

Thanks,
Chris
by Schlotkins
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to REALLY delete a hard drive
Replies: 34
Views: 23538

Thank you all for your help. I did a couple of different methods, although I'm sure none are 100% full proof. I used the windows command and eraser on the 35 pass setup. On my 160gig Samsung drive, it took about 24 hours to run.

Cheers,
Chris
by Schlotkins
Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New Core 2 Duo Wolfdale revision (E0) looking good.
Replies: 1
Views: 1537

Thanks for pointing out this review - very nice to see the E0 stepping has some power benefits!
by Schlotkins
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to REALLY delete a hard drive
Replies: 34
Views: 23538

How to REALLY delete a hard drive

Good day- I have some hard drives which I no longer use. I've managed to go through the data, get everything off I'd like and format the drives. However, I know this isn't a 'full proof' method to make sure the data is really deleted and unrecoverable. Since some of the drives may be useful (2 150gi...