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by Mastakilla
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [HTPC] Shopping list feedback please
Replies: 6
Views: 2144

Re: [HTPC] Shopping list feedback please

Not sure if this will make anything clearer ;) but here are some scribbles of the cabinet and HTPC placement

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by Mastakilla
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [HTPC] Shopping list feedback please
Replies: 6
Views: 2144

Re: [HTPC] Shopping list feedback please

@ CA_Steve Thanks for the good answer! I indeed mean a closed door cabinet (updated my start topic). The depth of cabinet is larger on the left (62 cm) than on the right (27 cm). I will place the HTPC on the right, so there should be an air gap of 18-23 cm. At a later point in time, I might replace ...
by Mastakilla
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [HTPC] Shopping list feedback please
Replies: 6
Views: 2144

[HTPC] Shopping list feedback please

Hi all, I'd like some feedback on my shopping list. First of all, the goals of this system: * The HTPC will be located in the living room, inside a closed cabinet with the plasma TV on top * The HTPC will be connected with Gbit ethernet to my desktop (which is in the office) * The desktop contains a...
by Mastakilla
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives
Replies: 21
Views: 18602

Re: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives

fyi:
I just bought 11x 4TB WD Red and figured out that they have TLER set to 7 seconds (= ok for hardware RAID) and Head Parking is set at 300 seconds (I suppose this is ok for hardware RAID too?)
by Mastakilla
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reviewed pumps
Replies: 13
Views: 11359

I don't have experience with the Dual Top (only the single), but it appears to be identical (albeit with 2 pump slots) as the X-TOP. So it should perform the same, and EK's stuff is generally high quality. Mounting the top to the pump is very easy, unscrew the old top, and you have 4 pieces (pump, ...
by Mastakilla
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reviewed pumps
Replies: 13
Views: 11359

Hi all, I see many positive things about the EK-D5 X-TOP G1/4 Rev.2 I was wondering if the EK-D5 Dual TOP 2-LOOPS is as good in quality and noise. (I will use 1 loop for the CPU and 1 loop for the GPU / mobo) This is what it looks like: http://www.highflow.nl/images/detailed_images/d5-dual-top-2-loo...
by Mastakilla
Sun May 02, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda LP 5900rpm owners: please help
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

The HDs are on there way back for replacement now... Hopefully the replacements dont have the same issue I've also made following thread for this issue awhile ago: http://forums.seagate.com/t5/ATA-and-Serial-ATA-drives/Newer-firmware-does-not-show-up-when-running-the-quot-serial/m-p/51210/highlight/...
by Mastakilla
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda LP 5900rpm owners: please help
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

I have some reading for you: see here thanks for the link! I'm having trouble though figuring out what the relation is with my HD issues? it is a completely different HD it even is a different generation of HD (2008 250-500GB vs 2009 2TB?) mine is an internal HD, not an external one. So there is no...
by Mastakilla
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda LP 5900rpm owners: please help
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

anyone else perhaps who is certain NOT to have any clicking on these HDs during idling?
by Mastakilla
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda LP 5900rpm owners: please help
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

for some of the drives it is indeed not very loud, but for others it is sometimes actually quite loud and easy to hear even through music playing at normal volume and there is indeed of course those 2 times that it clicked for a couple of seconds, which certainly isn't normal (but I do not know whic...
by Mastakilla
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda LP 5900rpm owners: please help
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

Seagate Barracuda LP 5900rpm owners: please help

Hi all, I just bought 4x Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS, 2TB to put in a RAID 5 Before even trying this, I wanted to thoroughly test each drive individually first. That is when I discovered that all 4 make clicking noises while idling I created a topic about this here with a lot of details: http:...
by Mastakilla
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My reflections on Seagate Barracuda LP
Replies: 29
Views: 7654

I just bought 4x Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS, 2TB to put in a RAID 5 on my LSI RAID controller. I currently just attached one of them and I can also hear a loud click around every 5 mins... And this is while the drive is idling... gonna try now if it also has a performance drop and after that ...
by Mastakilla
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reviewed pumps
Replies: 13
Views: 11359

damn... no replies yet?? I didnt know SPCR sucked this much in the WC area... I came here to find some more info about a 2nd pump for if I upgrade my computer, but it seems there is not much info here yet :( anyway... I have the Danger Den D5 (by Liang) for about 4 years now It is pretty quiet at th...
by Mastakilla
Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

I just found some internet prices The real internet prices indeed are a lot lower than the Seasonic unfortunatly that xsreviews review is crap they test it with a system that doesn't even need a 400W PSU... no wonder it can come out good... gonna look for a better review (especially concerning noise...
by Mastakilla
Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

thanks for the tip! that does seem like a nice PSU, especially if you have a low idle power consumption it is dead silent but it seems like the price will be about the same as the seasonic M12d (both too expensive actually ;) ), while it has a lower maximum watt i think in my case, it will be about ...
by Mastakilla
Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

Thanks for the feedback and links! The Corsair indeed doesn't seem silent enough, so I'm gonna skip that one Those Seasonic Gold PSUs also seem very nice, but they are probably even more expensive then Silver ones and I'm not sure the 750W will remain enough in all upgrade scenarios (I know many her...
by Mastakilla
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

Most reviews do mention that it is louder than other "silent PSUs" Especially at high load (75% and up) it gets extremely loud according to: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article/2009/05/27/corsair_hx850w_power_supply/6 But I can nowhere find how it compares to the Seasonic or Antecs below this hig...
by Mastakilla
Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

Between the Zalman and the Seasonic, the latter is the better choice. I know.... but that price :D You can't ask for the best then whine about the price of the best. :lol: If that's not good, then try sticking a CP-850 in the Stacker. Looks like it might fit in the bottom with a bit of work. But ho...
by Mastakilla
Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

Between the Zalman and the Seasonic, the latter is the better choice. I know.... but that price :D With my last PSU (OCZ Powerstream 520W) I was already justifying myself the high price by telling myself it would last at least 2 pcs, but it didn't and now I'm being forced to consider a PSU that is ...
by Mastakilla
Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

The Antec CP-850 does indeed seem like an amazing PSU, especially the design Also the price is stunning IF you still need a case... If not, then it even is more expensive than the Seasonic, Antec SG or even the Enermax 85+ I already have a case. I know my CM Stacker isn't the best for building a com...
by Mastakilla
Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

thanks for the advice MikeC That does bring me back to another question: Is the Zalman a reliable PSU when exposing it to a high consumption system? (since it's fan ramps up a lot slower than similar PSUs and it becomes hotter) Does anyone have some experience with it? Or even better, does anyone kn...
by Mastakilla
Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

It's safe to say that all the system power figures discussed in this thread are in fact AC power numbers. Assume 80% efficiency, and you have 400W DC load. Now, here's a very simple fact: All PSUs reviewed by SPCR are in extremely demanding thermal conditions, with a lot of the heat generated by th...
by Mastakilla
Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

does no one have any opinion on the reliability of the Zalman PSU when heavily used? If I remember well, Anand tested it once and did also notice it ran quite hot... I can't find the Seasonic M12II in the benelux btw Only the M12D, but that one is quite expensive... Does anyone know if it is more si...
by Mastakilla
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

Hi, Can you show me a system that consumes 500watts?! an real example :) http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/system-wattage_8.html#sect0 this is a non-overclocked core I7 system with only 1 HD and draws 502,8W maximum it does have a very high end videocard, but in total i expect my ove...
by Mastakilla
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

The OP is proposing Intel Core I7 920 D0 @ 4-4,4Ghz (watercooled with it's own radiator and pump) Core i7 power consumption increases enormously at these sort of overclocks. For example, a real world 920 system at 4Ghz consumed 417w. And the jump from 3.8Ghz to 4Ghz on its own increased power draw ...
by Mastakilla
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

Thanks for the quick response! But I don't really get it yet... http://www.silentpcreview.com/article936-page7.html Comparison: Various PSUs Noise Vs. Power Output in Anechoic Chamber Model 90W 150W 200W 250W 300W 400W 500W 6~700W Nexus Value 430 11 11 16 18 18 19 n/a n/a Seasonic M12D 850W 14 14 14...
by Mastakilla
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

the case is actually the only thing i was planning to keep from my previous setup :p

it is a first gen CM Stacker case

in how many days / weeks is this review expected btw?
by Mastakilla
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU
Replies: 34
Views: 7805

[Powerful], reliable, but [quiet] PSU

Hi all, Soon I'll be creating a new system. I'm thinking of the following atm Intel Core I7 920 D0 @ 4-4,4Ghz (watercooled with it's own radiator and pump) X58 mobo (watercooled - radiator and pump shared with videocard(s)) 6GB RAM ATI dx11 videocard (watercooled - radiator and pump shared with chip...
by Mastakilla
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 197
Views: 399452

I do am overvolting quite a bit (for watercooling at least) but it is not extreme yet (the cpu isnt one of the easiest to overclock :/ ) i can find those s-flex in NL, but they are too expensive (16 euro), for that price i rather buy some nexus (6 euro) or yate loons (12 euro) I do would like to tak...
by Mastakilla
Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 197
Views: 399452

thx 4 the info DrCR I tried with the pantyhose first, but it was too hard to install (it always teared apart when i tried it) that is why i went for the thick filter (which just lays loose on the bottom of my case) at first, i was also very sceptical about this, and i do think it does block lots of ...