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by faugusztin
Fri May 03, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is it possible to build a system w/ all digital VRMs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2255

Re: Is it possible to build a system w/ all digital VRMs?

Capacitors don't make any noise (except "boom" when they blow up). The noise you are talking about are from coils. And no, you can't avoid them.
by faugusztin
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Xeon + ISK300 = winning?
Replies: 12
Views: 4096

Re: Xeon + ISK300 = winning?

My Xeon E3-1235 with 2x4GB RAM, P8B WS board (of course you will use a ITX board) and one SSD pulled 22W at idle and 106W at full CPU load (sorry, can't do the GPU load on the Linux). So 80W pico won't cut it, the original 150W PSU would be fine.
by faugusztin
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E3 family xeons, anyone? Low power server..
Replies: 46
Views: 19582

Re: E3 family xeons, anyone? Low power server..

* ASUS P8C WS ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1155 Intel C216 DDR3 1600 -> with 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 + 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 so I could attach a nice nvidia graphics card if needed: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131849&Tpk=asus%20p8cx&IsVirtualParent=1 * Intel Xeon E3 120...
by faugusztin
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hardware for small, quiet home router/server
Replies: 22
Views: 8287

Re: Hardware for small, quiet home router/server

Requirement to have two ethernets on board came from size of nice case which i already have and want to use - only miniITX boards (and smaller) fits. If i use pci(e) slot with second ethernet controller i have no more slots to connect wifi card :( In that case GIGABYTE GA-C847N-D . Same 1.1GHz CPU ...
by faugusztin
Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hardware for small, quiet home router/server
Replies: 22
Views: 8287

Re: Hardware for small, quiet home router/server

Is there a reason why do you require dual ethernet on board instead of putting one ethernet port on an addon board ? For example MSI C847MS-E33 is a mATX board with just one ethernet, but you can put an addon ethernet card there and voila - you have a low power dual core 1.1GHz Celeron, cooled passi...
by faugusztin
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-L12-Very quiet, but not as effective as expected
Replies: 5
Views: 3267

Re: Noctua NH-L12-Very quiet, but not as effective as expect

What you are seeing is very likely the TIM IHS issue as mentoined in the answer from Noctua. Some people cut the IHS, replaced the TIM with different stuff and put the IHS back and they got 10-15C improvement at load. 60-65C is fine, Intel CPU has a 100C max temperature (and that throttle/shutdownte...
by faugusztin
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 114779

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

@Max_s: that was the case of the ASUS boards since... well i think forever, my S775 boards were the same - CPU fan only 4-pin, all chasis fans controlled together (3 or 4-pin fans), PWR FAN always 12V.
by faugusztin
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard
Replies: 38
Views: 26178

Re: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard

Of course it is very unrealistic that all drives will require that ~1.75A all at once (there will be minor time differences when the drives will start up), but it can happen all at once and in that case you could run out of power. Personally my server with 12 hard drives (WD greens and reds) runs up...
by faugusztin
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard
Replies: 38
Views: 26178

Re: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard

WD Greens use 1.75A as +12V at the startup. 5K4000 requires 1.2 (+5V) & 1.5 (+12V) . That means 2x1.75x12 + 2x1.5*12 = 78W / 6.5A are the startup requirements on the +12V line. Add to that around 20W on the +5V line, and you used around 100W just for the drives. Sure, it is only for a short period o...
by faugusztin
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 44961

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

Take that with a pinch of salt, the cycle scare reached FUD levels of paranoia. In my case as a desktop storage drive I use every day, the count is 88,817 - in 735,9 days of Power On Time, which comes to a little over 2 years non-stop. Hardly drive-breaking. :P Well, i started with 6 WD20EARS. I am...
by faugusztin
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Scythe disappearing from US market?!
Replies: 11
Views: 6544

Re: Scythe disappearing from US market?!

Scythe USA's parent company was some local American distributor. It is like for example Caseking.de would create a subsidiary for distributing Lian Li products and name itself Lian Li Europe and then this Caseking.de would go bankrupt - the parent company of Lian Li Europe would still be Caseking.de...
by faugusztin
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 44961

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

Both my 2TB Greens and 3TB Reds are quiet. Anyway, in your case i would buy WD Red for few simple reasons - no 8s sleep thingy causing hundreds of thousands load/unload cycles in few months and lower power consumption.
by faugusztin
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietly cool your GPU using PCI!
Replies: 7
Views: 7063

Re: Quietly cool your GPU using PCI!

FYI there is a "more professional" product - Prolimatech FMK-01 :
http://www.prolimatech.com/en/products/ ... 987&page=1
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... s_id=32839

It's the fan holder for the MK-13, sold separately.
by faugusztin
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 164
Views: 205376

Re: HP MicroServer

Look at the fan connector. On one side you will see 4 little metal pieces, one for each pin. Use something small to push one metal piece down. Pull the cable coresponding to that pin - and out it goes. Do this for the second one which you need to swap, out it goes. Now push the cable with the little...
by faugusztin
Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: home linux server
Replies: 9
Views: 2313

Re: home linux server

1) no 2) the difference is usually only in extra peripherials, if you disable them, you will end up with similar power consumption. 3) Bitfenix Prodigy ? Fractal Design Node 304 ? 4) Stock cooler is usually relatively noisy, i would suggest getting some tower cooler, it could handle G540 passively 5...
by faugusztin
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 85744

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

Would the introduction of metal detectors in public offices (schools included) be fool? It wouldn't be a "drastic solution" that would be opposed as much as a Constitutional change. And what would it help ? Ok, it would beep. So what ? Do you really think that solves anything ? What stops the shoot...
by faugusztin
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 85744

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

There's a non linear growth that must be explained somehow. In US anyone over 18 can buy a gun. In most of the other countries, you need a gun permit which is usually linked with psychiatric check. That is the reason why do you have such big difference. In US it is harder to get beer than to get a ...
by faugusztin
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: mobo stolen from porch.
Replies: 26
Views: 8876

Re: mobo stolen from porch.

Postal service - here in Slovakia post in most cases don't even delivers the packages, they just leave you a note that your package is at post office. You have to go to the post, show your ID and the note, you get the package. Couriers (UPS, DHL, DPD, TNT etc) - they require someone to take the pack...
by faugusztin
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making a PC-Q08 Gaming PC more silent; which cooler fits?
Replies: 15
Views: 3644

Re: Making a PC-Q08 Gaming PC more silent; which cooler fits

closed loop watercooling is the way to go, as far as i have read through the builds all over the net. Scythe Shuriken B could also work out well, but loses out to the Samuel in thermal performance. Scythe Kozuti and the Noctua NH-L12 with 92mm Fan only could probably work too. Closed loop is not re...
by faugusztin
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair AX 750 as good as AX 850?
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

Re: Corsair AX 750 as good as AX 850?

My AX750 behaved exactly as my Seasonic X power supplies, including the fan "failure" in about 2 years (high pitch whine when fan starts up) and only minor buzz when you stuck your head next to PSU (impossible to hear from about 10-20cm distance).
by faugusztin
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making a PC-Q08 Gaming PC more silent; which cooler fits?
Replies: 15
Views: 3644

Re: Making a PC-Q08 Gaming PC more silent; which cooler fits

I used NH-L12 in my PC-Q08, but with your board it is a no-go.
by faugusztin
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What gives Adobe the right to highjack my PC?
Replies: 12
Views: 4443

Re: What gives Adobe the right to highjack my PC?

Without asking ?

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by faugusztin
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Electrical SAFETY Issue? Fractal Design
Replies: 15
Views: 5857

Re: Electrical SAFETY Issue? Fractal Design

Dave_G wrote:Am I being alarmist?
Yes. Your PSU is painted with insulating color. Your case is painted with insulating color. Where would you expect the current to flow anyway in case of PSU failure ?
by faugusztin
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Apple should put optical drives in all Macs
Replies: 11
Views: 4912

Re: Apple should put optical drives in all Macs

It is as much a marketing choice as when they removed floppy drives, serial/paralell/PS2 ports, slow removal of PCI slots... Optical drives are simply thing of the past. Sure, there will be conservatives who dislike the move to online digital media, but that doesn't change the facts, that less and l...
by faugusztin
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Apple should put optical drives in all Macs
Replies: 11
Views: 4912

Re: Apple should put optical drives in all Macs

Maybe you don't understand it, but DVD/Blue Ray are things of past. Instead of a huge DVD drive they make the device thinner (Macbook Air, iMac, ultrabooks) or have better cooling/battery life/more stuff inside (Macbook Air, Mac Mini etc). You can disagree with them, but that won't stop them removin...
by faugusztin
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Bitfenix Prodigy build. CPU cooler + case fans.
Replies: 13
Views: 7011

Re: Bitfenix Prodigy build. CPU cooler + case fans.

That is why i said Gelid Tranquillo (not sure about rev.2) : http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=2&cid=12&id=46 Installed in this direction it left the PCI-E socket usable : http://www.gelidsolutions.com/clients/gelid/userfiles/image/IMG_1000_480.gif Technically any CPU cooler which...
by faugusztin
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Bitfenix Prodigy build. CPU cooler + case fans.
Replies: 13
Views: 7011

Re: Bitfenix Prodigy build. CPU cooler + case fans.

Well, P8H77-I means it has that off-center CPU socket location right next to PCI-E and memory slots. Considering that in Prodigy you have a lot of headroom, i can say that 1st gen Gelid Tranquillo was ok with the CPU fan blowing towards the PCI-E card on a ITX board with same CPU socket position wit...
by faugusztin
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
Replies: 22
Views: 16374

Re: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1

Of course it works, both are 2-pin LED connectors. I use my power LED connector as a HDD LED on my Fractal Design Define R3. You will miss power LED of course that way, but if HDD LED is more important then you won't miss a always on power LED.
by faugusztin
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
Replies: 22
Views: 16374

Re: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1

Mxx wrote:I don't understand the logic behind them removing that led. :?
Connect Power LED cables to HDD LED headers, and you have your HDD LED. :D
by faugusztin
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 3TB & 1TB Hard Drives
Replies: 37
Views: 22258

Re: Western Digital Red 3TB & 1TB Hard Drives

TLER is something which is relevant only when the hard drive is going bad. With no TLER, hard drive tries to recover the data in the bad sector and tries to move it to one of it's backup sectors. This can take seconds (if you are lucky), minutes or even hours. And during that time, your hard drive i...