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by fumino
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll 2: How much disk space do you use on your PC?
Replies: 14
Views: 3353

4.5TB out of 5TB used.

need more disks.
by fumino
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll 1: How much storage do you have active on your PC?
Replies: 7
Views: 2804

5TB right now... waiting for 2tb disks to come down in price a little before i go for >10TB

that said, 5TB is extremely cramped. i probably wont be comfortable until i have around 20TB
by fumino
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll 3: Do you have an SSD or plan to get one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3330

30gb vertex. got it on sale, so the price v performance curves swung into the buy zone.
by fumino
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Antec Mini P180 case
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=103_162&products_id=23477 while i'll eventually be getting rid of mine, that wont be for some time. it's decently quiet and cools very well, you'll be happy with it... i just move too often, so its too big (moving to itx).
by fumino
Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Newegg renames item to increase sales
Replies: 14
Views: 17284

lodestar wrote:Perchance this thread is not dead but sleepeth....
then let us be gone from this place, to let the thread lay still; until our nefarious nemesis pawns his wares with gilded names once more.
by fumino
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommend a case...
Replies: 19
Views: 3329

maybe a lian li pc-a05nb with one of lian li's pci slot coolers in the top 2 slots?

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(they make other coolers, but this was the first pic i found.)
by fumino
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac H55-ITX-C-E: Stacked LGA1156 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 23
Views: 9475

ugh... i have been looking at this board, and the A-E version before it. so much potential... i just couldn't get over the lack of undervolting, and countless reports of poor tech support.
by fumino
Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Card died after cooler upgrade. Any revival suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

i've heard of the oven trick too; if your card is dead, is it really that drastic?
by fumino
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17220

just felt like pointing out two products. first: Watercool Silentstar DDC-PROBOX a foam dampened box for a ddc pump, think silent drive second: Watercool MO-RA3 a 360 x 360 "monster radiator" on bit-tech there was a build with 2 ddc's and the old mo-ra 2 cooling an overclocked i7-920 and 4 gtx 295's...
by fumino
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 60mm Oscilloscope Fan
Replies: 4
Views: 959

performance-pcs has a bunch of 60mm fans... you might look at the scythe or noiseblocker.

i guess if the specs on that vantec are honest it'll work though.
by fumino
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing a big, ideal-ish wooden case
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

i dont feel like breaking out paint, but imagine if you will: the antec nsk3480. psu up top, a couple of bays up there as well... the main compartment has 2 92 mm fans... essentially, make it bigger. tall enough that the main compartment can handle 2 180mm fans, or 2 140mm fans... or 3 120mm fans......
by fumino
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet case on a budget?
Replies: 20
Views: 5168

Fumino, the reviews I've read of the Sonata Proto seem to indicate poor cooling performance in that it only has room for a single case fan i've noticed that as well, seems many reviewers dont read where antec tells them there is a second mount for a fan on the hard drive bay area... just looking in...
by fumino
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Please verify: Scythe Mugen 2 SCMG-2100
Replies: 7
Views: 2618

artic silver 5 is over rated anyways, but yes the mugen comes with TIM. i would spring for the 1600mhz CAS7 g skill eco kit, lower latencies are generally thought to be a greater benefit to amd chips than straight out speed. as for the cpu, the athlon's lack of a level 3 cache hurts its performance ...
by fumino
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36031

impressive as always.
by fumino
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet case on a budget?
Replies: 20
Views: 5168

The Antec P180 Mini would be great.. but it's $153 with shipping from buy's canadian site ... Should I just pony up the extra cash for the P180 mini even though I don't want to spend more than 110 on a case? that's brutal... i got my mini P180 for about $75 shipped a couple years ago. it might be t...
by fumino
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX NAS build
Replies: 51
Views: 23050

slipstreams are still recommended, that list doesnt seem to change that much. regarding the 140mm intake, i'd say the kaze-maru 2, reviews i've seen have pegged it as quieter, and more powerful than the noctua... though i dont know anything about the lian li fans either really, undervolted they coul...
by fumino
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 92mm case fan? PWM or 5V adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

just to be different, i'll say the 92mm gentle typhoon.

if you're running it at 5v, any of the 3 mentioned should be pretty much silent.
by fumino
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Suitable fans for bottom intake?
Replies: 11
Views: 3034

themaster1 wrote:more amps = more noise
different motor designs aren't directly comparable based on a single metric like that.

just look at two 7-blade 120x25mm fans, the Nexus 120 and the San Ace 9G1212H4011:

nexus: .30A; 22.8dB
San Ace: .31A; 40dB

unless you had amperage confused with amplifier...idk.
by fumino
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Wondering: No one mentions [sponges] to reduce vibration.
Replies: 11
Views: 3038

shoggy sandwich!

sponges have quieted water cooling pumps for years now. for hdd's though, it would seem that the insulating effects would not be ideal when compared to something like suspension. certainly though, if it is effective at damping the vibrations, its worth a few degrees in my book.
by fumino
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Are these hardware components compatible?
Replies: 17
Views: 1749

looks good from here. psu should be more than enough, and the heatsink will fit.

as for the raid... no luck there really. you'd probably have to get a new motherboard or a raid card.

good luck :3
by fumino
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

while i might suggest an atom 330/ion board, it seems you want off the atom train... there are the mini-itx 1156 boards , which paired with an i3 would give very good video performance for the dollar and wattage. you'd want to keep asking to see if the 90w picopsu is enough though, i wouldnt know. f...
by fumino
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: case for a HTPC format NAS
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

faugusztin wrote:kuzzia, and now show us a HTPC case with three 5,25" bays.
indeed, i've never seen one either. if its got two, though, you could get a 3-in-2 module. lian li makes a few, which would look very nice in an htpc environment.
by fumino
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX NAS build
Replies: 51
Views: 23050

it might add to the costs, but if you find a cheap mini-itx board with a pci-e slot, you can add a raid card to make up for a lack of ports. finding one that supports staggered spin up would also eliminate the need for a bigger psu to cope with the surge. as for the case, i would probably give the e...
by fumino
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Powerful Silent PC Review
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

the massive fans in the bottom of the ft02 should be able to move enough air to cool your cpu's without a fan on the heatsink... especially since its only a 95w chip, i've seen the i7-920 cooled semi passively with a nh-d14 like that before... temps were great. i'd recommend the thermalright hr-01 o...
by fumino
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External HDD enclosures
Replies: 11
Views: 4909

if you dont have the hard drive yet, you could consider something from the samsung story station line. i had a 1.5 TB version that was very quiet.
by fumino
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 80Plus Platinum (115v) finally exists
Replies: 20
Views: 4705

i heard supermicro is planning a few cases with platinum psu's; but i haven't heard anything about planned release dates yet... though they still list their 1400w gold level case/psu combos as coming soon, and they've been on the market for months... dont know how much credence to actually give any ...
by fumino
Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-DTX Server / HTPC
Replies: 3
Views: 1774

the CHENBRO ES34169-BK-120 is a very nice looking case, imho. it has 4 3.5" hot swap bays, a spot for a 2.5" drive, fits mini-dtx (learned from manufacturers site and manual, not newegg), has a half height expansion slot(you'll need a riser card, i think it might come with one though...)... the top ...
by fumino
Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: atom for file server.. more sata ports?
Replies: 12
Views: 5285

the SUPERMICRO MBD-X7SPA-H-O or SUPERMICRO MBD-X7SPA-HF-O are very nice looking mini-itx boards, with 6 stat ports each. they support raid, and the second one has added advanced server features... downside is certainly price(185 &~225), but upside is that you'll be getting server quality parts that ...