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by deed02392
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC/NAS - Together or Separately?
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

HTPC/NAS - Together or Separately?

I am looking to build an HTPC to stick behind the TV in the front room. I would install something like XBMC on it, so I can watch all my TV shows and films with that like your typical HTPC set up. So this has few requirements, be small and quiet, very little actual storage need apart from obviously ...
by deed02392
Fri May 25, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal Arc Mini, all 7 drives test
Replies: 0
Views: 703

Fractal Arc Mini, all 7 drives test

Hi, I am building a file server, most likely with this case. It will have 6 3.5" HDDs and 1 2.5" SSD. Now I know it can physically accommodate all these drives but someone previously suggested against it due to its "open design". I'm not really sure what that means so I am making a thread to ask if ...
by deed02392
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC/NAS Build with a bit of a twist
Replies: 17
Views: 3159

Re: HTPC/NAS Build with a bit of a twist

looks familiar. I used my htpc as a domain controller within a VM environment. The cpu is not beefy its an older amd 45 watt cpu. On the domain controller i run the free software true crypt. As i also ran SAMs on it (music broadcaster) i got problems with the audio streaming sync clock cycles. I ch...
by deed02392
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC/NAS Build with a bit of a twist
Replies: 17
Views: 3159

Re: HTPC/NAS Build with a bit of a twist

at least maxing out gigabit Software or storage is likely to be a bottleneck. Are you planning on maxing out gigE with Samba? Yes. running active directory with roaming profiles for everyone so their 'My Documents' stays on the NAS Can't you do this with Samba? I've never done it but I assume this ...
by deed02392
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC/NAS Build with a bit of a twist
Replies: 17
Views: 3159

Re: HTPC/NAS Build with a bit of a twist

Maybe you're right, I am probably exaggerating my requirements a bit more than necessary. I just don't want to find that some arbitrary bottleneck later is down to the CPU, I hate slow machines and I want this NAS to perform close enough to how a local disk would, at least maxing out gigabit whilst ...
by deed02392
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC/NAS Build with a bit of a twist
Replies: 17
Views: 3159

Re: HTPC/NAS Build with a bit of a twist

Thanks for all your replies. My parents run a photography business and a requirement of the DPA we have to adhere to is that customers digital photos are 'protected by appropriate authorisation techniques'. Since they are dealing with gigabytes daily moving off their laptops to the NAS will need to ...
by deed02392
Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC/NAS Build with a bit of a twist
Replies: 17
Views: 3159

HTPC/NAS Build with a bit of a twist

Hi all, I want to build an HTPC box that'll sit behind the TV (so must be quiet) but that will also store all my families files etc.. It's all going to be stored encrypted (here's the twist) with AES, meaning that AES-NI is essential. Now, AES-NI is only available in Bulldozer or the 2nd Gen. Intel ...
by deed02392
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Identify this?
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: Identify this?

I love you Shobai! I couldn't find it because I'd been searching '4 heatpipes scythe', apparently it's defined as having two despite the fact two go off symetrically either side?? Can this be expanded to work on 1155/56 or more specifically would anyone recommend it would be used on such a CPU? Refe...
by deed02392
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Identify this?
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Identify this?

http://i.imgur.com/uZq0q.jpg Bought this a few years back, can't find the attachments for it. I've got an Intel Q6600 (775) and I'm pretty sure this'll fit it. The stock cooler I got is ridiculously loud and I really want to replace it, but I'm conscious of the fact I may soon want to upgrade to an...