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by faugusztin
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Atom 330 fileserver - power supply ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3204

HX520 as i said, but i'm moving it to other system. And you confirmed what i thought, i will need a PSU after all :). So the choice is AT3IONT-I (the standard PSU version, without Wifi/BT/remote - none of them matter in my case) + Seasonic S12II-330 Bronze. The price is pretty much same - 168€ for...
by faugusztin
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion 430 VFD wiring confusion - help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1209

Isn't this what are you looking for ?
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthre ... st12983050 ?
by faugusztin
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Atom 330 fileserver - power supply ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3204

Atom 330 fileserver - power supply ?

Hi, i'm getting rid of my Athlon X4 II 620 + 785G board due relatively high idle power usage of the whole system, plus it is way too powerfull my simple single user fileserver use :). The current setup (above + 3GB RAM + HX520 + 3 Noiseblocker fans+Adaptec 1430SA controller for 4 SATA ports) take ab...
by faugusztin
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Advice on Antec ISK 300-150, core i3, Zotac H55-ITX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 30674

The only good 92mm appears to be the Noctua. Their 80mm is not so good. The only good 80mm appears to be the Scythe s-flex. How do you mean this ? My two 8cm Noctuas are absolutely impossible to hear @ 800RPM in this case, and i'm normally can't stand any noise when i go to sleep - but i don't hear...
by faugusztin
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU/Mobo for home file server
Replies: 13
Views: 1605

ICH10R is pretty much what is P55/H55/H57 now, as northbridge stuff is in CPU in Core i3/i5/i7 8xx. Just look at boards and if you see RAID support, that means you got pretty much ICH10R. If it doesn't support RAID, then it is a plain ICH10. I know this is a bit of oversimplification, but it's enoug...
by faugusztin
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU/Mobo for home file server
Replies: 13
Views: 1605

Power difference when using same voltage between Sempron 140 and Athlon II X4 is minimal, so you choose your CPU according to your needs and not by some imaginary TDP rating. I have a 785G DDR3 board, the power usage at idle was exactly same, because while i was able to undervolt the Athlon II X4 62...
by faugusztin
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: PC-A05NB - questions before buy & mod
Replies: 5
Views: 5064

PC-A05NB - questions before buy & mod

I'm planing to do my next build with PC-A05N, and asking the modder who will do modifications to the case to do the following : Replace both the power button (and power LED) and reset button (and HDD led) with bungal vandal switches, both in red light/black button combination, power should be 19mm a...
by faugusztin
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Advice on Antec ISK 300-150, core i3, Zotac H55-ITX build?
Replies: 38
Views: 30674

Btw to the fan question - considering the fan mount looks like exactly like it was in ISK300-65, then it is relatively easy. Just unmount the fan holder, replace the fans (use screws) and put it back. The only thing you had to take care of were the fan cables if you use 2 fans. Btw with 2xNoctua R8 ...
by faugusztin
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan request: 92mm PWM fan that runs at 1000rpm MIN
Replies: 12
Views: 3347

ces wrote:I recently read a Bit-tech review of fans and I recollect the Revoltec models they tested as being good fans. Unfortunately they are not available in the US.
Jason404 is from UK, so he can buy them ;)
by faugusztin
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan request: 92mm PWM fan that runs at 1000rpm MIN
Replies: 12
Views: 3347

Oh and there is this (but i'm unsure about noise) :
http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/product_inf ... 5mm--.html

According to shop where i usually buy the RPM range of this fan is 1500-2500.
by faugusztin
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan request: 92mm PWM fan that runs at 1000rpm MIN
Replies: 12
Views: 3347

Well, there is still a option of using a 8cm fan if possible :
http://www.nexustek.nl/NXS-80mm-pwm-fan-ultra-quiet.htm

This one has 1000RPM minimum.
by faugusztin
Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan request: 92mm PWM fan that runs at 1000rpm MIN
Replies: 12
Views: 3347

I guess "close one" is not enough :
http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/ ... id=5&id=29

900-2000RPM
by faugusztin
Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1TB most silent drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 10425

by faugusztin
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1TB most silent drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 10425

If you or anyone doesn't trust WD align, you still have choices. How about using a Windows 7 beta/RC/final media to do the partitioning part of install process and then put Windows XP on correctly alligned partitions ? How about using some Live Linux CD to make correctly alligned partitions ? Anyway...
by faugusztin
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS vs WD15EARS
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

I know this is not something you want to hear, but getting rid of vibrations = no contact of HDD with the case at all. That means using things like this : http://www.sharkoon.com/html/produkte/zubehoer/vibe-fixer/index_en.html?id=4 Of course that is not compatible with HDD bays of Fortress, as you n...
by faugusztin
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fractal Design + fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 2699

If you are satisfied with the Fractal fans, then buy it, to have same fans in whole computer. I personally use Noiseblocker Multiframes in that case, but only because i had 2 of them unused :). Fan controller - the integrated fan controller in PCI slot is not enough ? If not, how much are you willin...
by faugusztin
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What is so great about DVI & HDMI?
Replies: 28
Views: 5708

Main point of DVI, HDMI or DisplayPort is digital transfer of signal. You will know what we talk about when you will have to connect a laptop to a LCD display and you will see nice "waves" moving from top to bottom - that is a grounding loop and it happens very often. This doesn't happen with any di...
by faugusztin
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A Whole New Line of Unique Lian Li mini-ITX and uATX cases
Replies: 30
Views: 6011

I still miss the PC-Q09 ( http://www.homemedia.fr/actualites/5367 ... -slim.html ), i would replace my Antec ISK300-65 with it any time (-10cm in legth is a noticeable difference). Too bad they probably decided not to make them.
by faugusztin
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Would my 4870 cooler fit a 5*** series card?
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Idle temperatures of HD5870 with TRad2 were comparable to idle temperatures of HD4850 with TRad2, about 35-40C. Gaming temperatures are usually at 60-75C range, and Furmark is impossible to cool down. That with VRM cooling with Thermalright VRM-R4. PS: Idle temp of 19C, in UK ? I'm sorry, but your s...
by faugusztin
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Would my 4870 cooler fit a 5*** series card?
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

It should fit, as the holes are positioned at same spots as HD4870 had. But there is a catch - my T-Rad2 was barely enough to cool this card, so i'm unsure how will your Zalman perform.

Btw your cooler on 5850 : http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/273257-post49.html
by faugusztin
Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Looks Like 1156 Socket is being superseded by a new socket
Replies: 45
Views: 9849

rpsgc wrote:Long live Socket 775!
Which one ? The pre-C2D (915, 925) or C2D (945, 965,...) Socket 775 ? The only really long life socket so far is AM2/AM2+.
by faugusztin
Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1TB most silent drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 10425

1. Yes, the only noise i hear is the rotational noise of platters, and only when i'm close to the drives. 2. If i read correctly, these drives have sleep after 8 seconds from last use. But maybe those statements were incorrect, i don't know as i turned any sleep off right after i got the drives. 3. ...
by faugusztin
Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Looks Like 1156 Socket is being superseded by a new socket
Replies: 45
Views: 9849

I'm not 100% sure that Socket 1155 means end of Socket 1156. I expect it to be a situation like AM2/AM2+/AM3 - the difference in pins is identification, nothing else. So you won't be able to put a i5 750 to S1155 board, but you will be able to put a new CPU in S1156 board and it will run in some sor...
by faugusztin
Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1TB most silent drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 10425

My answers may be not entirelly correct for your question, but i hope they help. So: 1) WD10EADS - i have 4 of them, if you hear anything then it is usually the platters. 2) WD10EARS - i have two WD20EARS, they have a noise similar to the WD10EADS (read minimal). Do not forget that EARS drives have ...
by faugusztin
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Post your power consumption
Replies: 109
Views: 60201

HTPC ( inside, old picture with 250GB WD Scorpio ) Asus AT3N7A-I (Atom 330, GeForce 9300) 1GB PQI DDR2 800 Intel X25-M 80GB G1 Antec ISK 300-65 Arch Linux & XBMC Power usage in idle and most time when playing videos - 27-28W. FileServer ( inside ) AMD Athlon II X4 620 MSI 785G-E53 3x1GB Corsair 160...
by faugusztin
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico/Winmate enough power on a 780G system?
Replies: 7
Views: 2457

The biggest problem with these picoPSU is the initial power draw of hard drives. For example a WD Caviar 320GB has a 1.77A peak power usage, which is of course at the start - so with more hard drives you can easily hit the 8-12A maximum of the picoPSU. With 1-2 hard drives, you should be OK. More th...
by faugusztin
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec ISK-300 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 86
Views: 58143

This case proved to be my most silent build, ever. Asus AT3N7A-I with the original 4cm fan thrown out, stock fan replaced with two 8cm Noctuas running at minimum RPM via Zalman Fanmate plus a SSD =WIN. I use it as HTPC with Arch Linux and XBMC, which plays movies and music from my fileserver. With t...
by faugusztin
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define R2 ATX Tower Case
Replies: 41
Views: 15958

I have this case as well, but i didn't have problems with the case, except the rubber grommets in the holes - i ended up removing some because they were real PITA :) . On other side, i had zero problems with stock cooling with 1 fan at front and 1 at back in a setup with Athlon II X4 620 passively c...