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by Wibla
Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fairly quiet workstation (P182 ++) - Updated 21.09.08
Replies: 76
Views: 68306

Fairly quiet workstation (P182 ++) - Updated 21.09.08

New pics on page 3! This is my "New" workstation, originally it lived in an old ATX fulltower case from 1997, but I got too tired of dust and noise problems, so.. enter 2007 and the glorious Antec P182 :D Specs: Antec P182 Corsair HX520W Asus P5W DH Deluxe Asus 7950GT 512MB E6600 Thermalright Ultra...
by Wibla
Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: which fans to use for the p182
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

the 9700 isnt exactly quiet.. I'd rather go for Thermalright Ultra120 for the cpu + Thermalright HR-03 for the GPU..

Fans? Yate Loon or Nexus wouldnt be too bad, I've heard good things about using s-flex fans on the cpu cooler.
by Wibla
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU, Fan and CPU (C2D) HSF advice for P182
Replies: 12
Views: 3333

The Ultra120Extreme should give even better cooling than the scythe ninja.

I'm not so worried about cooling anyway, I'm hoping to be able to run both the cpu and vga passively.. probably not feasible, but who knows?
by Wibla
Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU, Fan and CPU (C2D) HSF advice for P182
Replies: 12
Views: 3333

I know, but in my experience its a good idea to have some spares, in case there's insufficient cooling ;-)
by Wibla
Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU, Fan and CPU (C2D) HSF advice for P182
Replies: 12
Views: 3333

Thermalright Ultra120Extreme + HR03 ordered, aswell as 3 noctua fans and 2 Nexus fans..

more than 2lbs in heatsinks alone 8)
by Wibla
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Was 3.7TB - then 2.7TB, now 19.1TB "quiet" server
Replies: 121
Views: 81492

I finally got tired of the bad raid performance (because of pci33/32), so I ordered some new stuff ;)

Asus P5DG2-WS + E2140 + 2GB PC5300 :twisted:
by Wibla
Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Was 3.7TB - then 2.7TB, now 19.1TB "quiet" server
Replies: 121
Views: 81492

Haha, you must be stoned, just wait till you see my P182 + Corsair 520W + P5W setup I'm gonna build in a few weeks :P It is, however, not very easy to hide 8 sata cables coming from a pci card going to drives just a few inches away... I am gonna try to tidy it up abit more tho, not just for the sake...
by Wibla
Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU, Fan and CPU (C2D) HSF advice for P182
Replies: 12
Views: 3333

Finally! P182 in stock.. Ordered a Corsair HX520W psu aswell :)
by Wibla
Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 at last!
Replies: 11
Views: 6044

This just makes me want to go to Fry's and buy a whole setup with an E6600, 8800GTS, P182 right away instead of waiting till I get home to norway and build my current rig into one.. *drool*

(the P182 is actually cheaper online in norway than at Fry's...)
by Wibla
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Was 3.7TB - then 2.7TB, now 19.1TB "quiet" server
Replies: 121
Views: 81492

Waiting abit seems like a good idea, maybe the 1TB drives will be more nicely priced next spring too? ;)
by Wibla
Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 303857

And I bought 8x500GB samsung a few weeks ago... *sigh*
by Wibla
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: quiet at high load psu's
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

My Tagan 480W is running near silent with almost the same setup.. 9 HDDs, 3ware card, 2600+, 1.5GB ram... what kind of case do you have?
by Wibla
Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: C2D E6600 idling at 44C is that about right
Replies: 24
Views: 8254

My E6600 idles at 33-34 with cpu fan at 1400rpm (intel stock), but the ambient temps are high now, like 25-26C...
by Wibla
Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU, Fan and CPU (C2D) HSF advice for P182
Replies: 12
Views: 3333

The idea of sending fans from Canada to Norway seems pretty good, do you have paypal? :D I'm looking at the HR-03 now, do you think it'd be ok for a passive setup if I mount a 120mm in the rear part of the upper drive bay? I'm not OCing my 7950GT anyway, I just want to get rid of the noisy Asus stoc...
by Wibla
Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU, Fan and CPU (C2D) HSF advice for P182
Replies: 12
Views: 3333

The Raid part isnt 100% yet, I might not bother as I have more than 2.7TB of storage in raid5 in another box already. But if im gonna run raid5, the intel southbridge can handle a few drives with decent/good performance. I dont think Yate Loon is available in Norway, but I'll go for Nexus fans, runn...
by Wibla
Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU, Fan and CPU (C2D) HSF advice for P182
Replies: 12
Views: 3333

PSU, Fan and CPU (C2D) HSF advice for P182

Heya, I'm going to move my current workstation into a P182 this summer, and I'm wondering about which PSU, Fans and CPU HSF I should get for decent cooling and reasonably low noise. Current setup: C2D E6600 (no OC) 2GB Geil ultra pc6400 ram Asus 7950GT 512MB Asus P5W DH Deluxe 5 HDD's (4x Seagate + ...
by Wibla
Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need psu advice for P182
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

I had big(!) problems fitting a tagan 480W in the top psu bay in my Stacker, had to put it in the bottom. Will it fit in the P182?

I'm asking because I'm buying a p182 to replace my current ATX case from ~1997, and I also want to replace the crappy Hiper 580W PSU I have now...
by Wibla
Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Was 3.7TB - then 2.7TB, now 19.1TB "quiet" server
Replies: 121
Views: 81492

I removed all the perforated faceplates, but I still thought the temps was abit high for the topmost 3 drives compared to the bottom ones, so then the 80mm went in ;) miahallen: PCIE is a good choice, but you could just aswell get an abit aw9 with 9 SATA ports and do swraid in linux, a friend of min...
by Wibla
Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Was 3.7TB - then 2.7TB, now 19.1TB "quiet" server
Replies: 121
Views: 81492

Because I have 7x500GB in the array + a hotspare, so total usable space is about 2.7-2.8TB :)
by Wibla
Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Was 3.7TB - then 2.7TB, now 19.1TB "quiet" server
Replies: 121
Views: 81492

Well, I dont like deleting... anything. So stuff tends to accumulate...

I'm not completely happy with the setup, performance is abit lacking, and I need to move the server down into the basement...
by Wibla
Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 4-in-3 hard drive enclosures, hot swap etc
Replies: 28
Views: 13033

The Coolermaster 4in3 is pretty good actually, but I miss better vibration reduction. The fans are audible above 9V, but not annoying even at full speed. I have 8x500GB Samsung 500GB's in a stacker, and the drives idle at around 28-31C with ambient temp 20-23C. With ambient temp soaring up in high 2...
by Wibla
Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Was 3.7TB - then 2.7TB, now 19.1TB "quiet" server
Replies: 121
Views: 81492

its Debian, I dont use ubuntu..

I'm looking at one of the Asus P5WDG2-WS Pro cards, one with 2xPCI-X and C2D support, with plans of doing a E4300 + 2GB ram setup on it if I decide to upgrade, then I have alot more SATA ports too, for future expansion :)
by Wibla
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Was 3.7TB - then 2.7TB, now 19.1TB "quiet" server
Replies: 121
Views: 81492

Version 1.03 ------Sequential Output------ --Sequential Input- --Random- -Per Chr- --Block-- -Rewrite- -Per Chr- --Block-- --Seeks-- Machine Size K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP /sec %CP Oberon 3G 22128 54 22593 6 15981 5 31603 80 109254 17 89.5 0 3WARE ------Sequential Create----...
by Wibla
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Was 3.7TB - then 2.7TB, now 19.1TB "quiet" server
Replies: 121
Views: 81492

its the 3ware 12port SATA Raid card I use for hwraid5 :) .. obviously its not SILENT, but its definently alot less noisy than expected :) It will not reside under my desk forever tho, I'm gonna move it down into the basement when I get home next time (5-6 weeks, summer vacation) as it is in the way ...
by Wibla
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Was 3.7TB - then 2.7TB, now 19.1TB "quiet" server
Replies: 121
Views: 81492

It's actually not very noisy at all, there is almost no vibration because the stacker is quite heavy, and the 120mm fans are slow running fans, also the 120mm's in the front are behind dust filters that suck up abit noise, albeit at the cost of some airflow. The box actually makes less noise than my...
by Wibla
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My "Sleeper" Rig...
Replies: 16
Views: 8730

Image

Here's a sleeper... originally a p2-266, then c433, then p3-933, then *breaths* 2600+, then c2d e6600 ;-)
by Wibla
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Was 3.7TB - then 2.7TB, now 19.1TB "quiet" server
Replies: 121
Views: 81492

Was 3.7TB - then 2.7TB, now 19.1TB "quiet" server

Previously my main fileserver, got bumped down to backup server in 2008, now rebuilt with 16x1.5TB drives, undergoing testing to be recertified as main fileserver (and thus bumping the 9.1TB box down to backup duties) Check the last page for new pictures and more info. Specs: - UPDATED 21.03.10 Asus...
by Wibla
Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Max safe temp for hard drives?
Replies: 103
Views: 303998

My old Seagate 7200.2 80GB drive has been running at 40-45C temps for like 3 years now, still working like a charm; on the flipside, one of my 160GB 7200.7's died a few days ago, and it had a working temp of around 27-33C during most of its operational life... go figure :P
by Wibla
Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HD501LJ or WD5000AAKS
Replies: 24
Views: 14549

I've seen the same thing.. I have 3 drives in a Coolermaster 4-in-3 (120mm fan) .. 2 Seagate 7200.8/7200.9 and one 320GB Samsung, the Samsung idles 4-5C below the Seagate drives, (26C vs. 30-31C) .. also I have 8 500GB Samsung drives (HD501LJ) in a Coolermaster Stacker, cooled by the same 4-in-3 mod...