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by Schroinx
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HDD upgrade in server - sys drive
Replies: 2
Views: 4003

HDD upgrade in server - sys drive

I have WHS11 server based on this hardware http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=67905 . Currently it is populated with a 1,8TB system hd, a 3TB drive to host the dbase for the movie software (EMBY) and further 4X WD 4TB in mirror and 4X WD red 6 also in mirror for storage. I am ...
by Schroinx
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Archive 8TB HD quiet?
Replies: 22
Views: 31005

Re: Seagate Archive 8TB HD quiet?

I went with the WD red 6tb and it is pretty quiet to me. My WHS box in a closet in the living room 2 meters from where I write this. It has 4x4tb WD red and 4x6tb red and two other WD red disks. However I am running out of space on the server and the WD gold 12tb is a pretty competitive priced compa...
by Schroinx
Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Skylake NUC or Intel NUC D54250WYK2 or? ...for HTPC & madVR
Replies: 5
Views: 24725

Re: Skylake NUC or Intel NUC D54250WYK2 or? ...for HTPC

Thanks guys. No, it still very much an issue, as I haven't fund the solution yet.
by Schroinx
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Archive 8TB HD quiet?
Replies: 22
Views: 31005

Seagate Archive 8TB HD quiet?

Any experience with the 8TB drive? I am looking into using it to strore my movies and the offer better bang for buck than the 6TB WD Red I am using now, but I can find no mention on how quiet they are? It is for a dedicated WHS11 box running EMBY server and has as of now 10 drives, most in RAID1 for...
by Schroinx
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Skylake NUC or Intel NUC D54250WYK2 or? ...for HTPC & madVR
Replies: 5
Views: 24725

Skylake NUC or Intel NUC D54250WYK2 or? ...for HTPC & madVR

I have a Mac Mini A1347 laet 2011, running win7 and EMBY Theater with MadVR. The GPU runs quite hot resulting in the fan running flat out and being quite noisy. I am looking to replace the box with something more silent. I cannot decide if I should wait for the Skylake nuc, brix, or what all the oth...
by Schroinx
Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO

Thanks. Uh, I think in the eco app, I set to no power, and then it should spin up. It worked, but I had some strange reboots with only a kernel power event in Eventmanager. After removing the flag it ran fine. The memory modules are rma'ed, so is not running right now.
by Schroinx
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO

I'll put it in the startup folder (The server admin account login automatically so MB3s can start) and see if there are any parameters I can set. I got the CPU fan to stop when temps are below 47 degrees c. Nice one. Regarding the PSU, I am thinking about it. I have six WD 3 and 4 TB EFRX that draws...
by Schroinx
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO

I just installed the ECO Center Pro and while not being perfect, it is a real gem. The bios fan settings can be controlled from here and same for Eco mode: Eco, Lounge, Server and each can be setup individually: if the display port is on, audio, PCI etc. I hope it it not only the ports but also supp...
by Schroinx
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO

Thank you, Abula. Thats saves me a lot of time in setting it up :-) Status is that I am pretty satisfied with the board. The only snags being that there is no way to move a mirrored set disks without breaking the mirror in windows. Secondly one of the memory modules has failed. The computer suddenly...
by Schroinx
Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO

I installed the hwmonitor instead and Windows WHS SMART add-in. The solution was to hack the driver and make it believe it was a i218-LM instead of a i218-V. There's does not appear to be any difference and it works flawlessly. So only a minor thing. Right now I am running the prime95 stress test wi...
by Schroinx
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

I wonder what software to use to monitor it with. http://www.silentpcreview.com/SpeedFan Thx. There is also a MSI utility I'll check out: Command Center. The manual states the fan headers support Smart Fan Control, whatever that is. Sysfan1 4 pins: 1 gnd 2 speed control 3 sense 4 NC (?) Sysfan2: 1 ...
by Schroinx
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

PS, if you go with the ECO, please post your thoughts later on, im really interested on feedback those motherboards. It has arrived and is up and running on the table. I haven't played much with it yet, but it does seem good for the server, as sound and gpu can be disabled along with the PCI slot. ...
by Schroinx
Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

Happy days. I have found these sata 6 gb locking cables at a reasonable price in Germany, so I will be ordering 20 for 11eur. I have had issues with poor cable connections, but buying ten is pricey here in dk, where the cheapest sata locking cable is 3eur for one. It's angled in one end, but that is...
by Schroinx
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

Qfs, Good point. I'll try and listen to them both. I was thinking of getting a seasonic with passive cooling or low noise, depending on price and efficiency. But if there are better alternatives I'd like to hear them. Where to find info on the hard drives? Is there a general ruled of thumb, or do I ...
by Schroinx
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

Looks like the i5 will be ~5x faster than the 4850e for transcoding. I was thinking it would be fast enough to serve two steams to iPad and two not-transcoded steams to htpcs. Maybe that is wishful thinking, but one iPad steam and one htpc stream will do it. But most of the time it will be ideling....
by Schroinx
Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

This is how it ends up. I5-4590 MSI h95m Eco Crucial ballistic sport 2x4 gb ddr3 cl9 1600mhz Total 2560 DKK I have been quite satisfied with the 4850e, but it is not good with transcoding, and I really want to have access to the movies on the server, from my iPad. But then transcoding is needed. Tha...
by Schroinx
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/di ... 4670t.html

Interesting. I guess that means going with tid standard version.
by Schroinx
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

It means going with the I5-4590 as it is the new Haswell refresh. The standard and the S and T parts are priced similar. The S version has the same turbo speed as the standard version, but uses less power in standard config. The T part is a bit of a mystery to me. I can undervolt in bios if I have t...
by Schroinx
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

Thanks for mentioning the latency issues and for the suggestions.

I think I'll go with the MSI h97m Eco board.

Should I chose a i5 K/S/T CPU and which one? Are the S and T parts lower power only or also lower performance?

4430
4440
4460
4460S
4460T
4430S
4440S
4570S
4590T
4590S
by Schroinx
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

quest_for_silence wrote:
Schroinx wrote:a H81 or B85 based mobo

Which is the disk drives configuration?
2 system discs and 4 software mirrored 4tb drives /8hds. Four connected to a highpoint sata controller and six to the mobo.
by Schroinx
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

I am doing some more research. Going with socket 1150 I can get a i5 4440 and a H81 or B85 based mobo for about the same price as the I3 1155.
by Schroinx
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16122

WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO

I recently got hold of a gamer machine, so I could gut the MSI p67a-C45(b3), i5 2500 and DDr3 memory and sell of the rest. It was intended to be a low cost upgrade to a quad core (so I could see movies in MB3 on the iPad). Unfortunately I have discovered that my fractal design does not support full ...
by Schroinx
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade media server to serve/transcode MB3 to ipad/ipads
Replies: 5
Views: 2456

Re: Upgrade media server to serve/transcode MB3 to ipad/ipad

Thanks. That was excactly what I needed to know. I'll try and have look at what is avalible.
by Schroinx
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade media server to serve/transcode MB3 to ipad/ipads
Replies: 5
Views: 2456

Re: Upgrade media server to serve/transcode MB3 to ipad/ipad

The 3570k is 800 DKK used, 500 DKK for the motherboard and 2x corsair value select 1600mhz s 550 DKK or 2400 DKK total. The Intel DH87RL is 720 DKK or a DB85FL, a i5 4430 is 1200 and ram the same. Totaling 3000 DKK. A second hand i3 540 1156 is 300 DKK and 1000 for a i5 760, and 300 for a Intel DH5...
by Schroinx
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade media server to serve/transcode MB3 to ipad/ipads
Replies: 5
Views: 2456

Re: Upgrade media server to serve/transcode MB3 to ipad/ipad

The 3570k is 800 DKK used, 500 DKK for the motherboard and 2x corsair value select 1600mhz s 550 DKK or 2400 DKK total. The Intel DH87RL is 720 DKK or a DB85FL, a i5 4430 is 1200 and ram the same. Totaling 3000 DKK. A second hand i3 540 1156 is 300 DKK and 1000 for a i5 760, and 300 for a Intel DH55...
by Schroinx
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade media server to serve/transcode MB3 to ipad/ipads
Replies: 5
Views: 2456

Upgrade media server to serve/transcode MB3 to ipad/ipads

I am currently running a media server. It runs a torrent client and MB3 server on WHS11. So work is light most of the time on it. But I would like to be able stream movies etc to my iPhone 4S and IPad 3. The current server has a 450w Chill PSU, 9 drives 1,5-4TB each (2 4TB more in the mail to replac...
by Schroinx
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Mac Mini as windows htpc?
Replies: 3
Views: 3906

Re: Mac Mini as windows htpc?

By baseline, do you mean the version with the lowest configuration? Thx, I just saw the post. Very informative indeed. I am just in doubt if there is a difference between the 2011 and 2012 models in terms of noise. I am also considering to await the next generation, based on the haswell platform. In...
by Schroinx
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Mac Mini as windows htpc?
Replies: 3
Views: 3906

Mac Mini as windows htpc?

I am thinking about replacing my htpc with a Mac mini running windows, as was advised on avsforum. But they are not always as concerned with noise, so I thought I better ask here about how noisy the mini really is. Also if there is any gain from choosing specific mini models noise wise. It's going t...
by Schroinx
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolt/clock settings for 4850e
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: Undervolt/clock settings for 4850e

Thx. Works like a charm. I have mine on 1,075 for 2,5ghz. Running prime now :-) True about the new CPUs. I wonder however what it'll cost me to get a new CPU, mobo etc and how much I will save on the energy bill. My current setup for the whs running whs11 is the 4850e, a 780G mobo, 4gb ram, a 300w h...
by Schroinx
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolt/clock settings for 4850e
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Undervolt/clock settings for 4850e

I recently upgraded my whs server and in the process lost all undervolting/underclocking settings for the 4850e cpu. And now I can't find the post where I found the settings in the first place.