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by mkygod
Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define R5 review
Replies: 24
Views: 13098

Re: Define R5 review

While I love the case overall, I don't like how it is compromised to appeal to users of all types. This goes for many other cases on the market as well. 1. Appealing to power users that need ample cooling means compromises on quiet front (and also vice versa) 2. Appealing to watercooling users means...
by mkygod
Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Need help optimizing my NAS/Mediaserver PC for low power.
Replies: 6
Views: 31059

Re: Need help optimizing my NAS/Mediaserver PC for low power

Which drives are your ones? My drives are as follows 4TB HGST 7200rpm (main) 3TB Seagate ~5400rpm 2TB WD Green 2TB WD Green 3TB WD Red NAS 3TB HGST 5400rpm I find that after leaving the computer on IDLE for awhile, the wattage drops down from 60 watts to 36 watts. I'm sure it has something to do wi...
by mkygod
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Need help optimizing my NAS/Mediaserver PC for low power.
Replies: 6
Views: 31059

Need help optimizing my NAS/Mediaserver PC for low power.

I built a fairly beefy system for NAS/mediaserving purposes. It has a Core i5-4590S with 8gb of ram and 6 mechanical hard drives in a Fractal Node 304 case. My uses include Plex, Madsonic (music streaming), several newsgroup clients, and basic file sharing. With a single drive, i was able to get 30 ...
by mkygod
Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 33
Views: 27844

Re: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case

Any heatsink recommendations for this case?

My budget is around $50 and it will be cooling an Core i5-4590S
by mkygod
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for small footprint Mini-ITX case that holds 6 HDDs
Replies: 17
Views: 7317

Re: Looking for small footprint Mini-ITX case that holds 6 H

This Logic Supply case looks promising. Couple that with a an ASRock C2750D4I and you could do 12 drives, although cabling and power would be a nightmare. That's the right depth, but its much to wide. I'm looking for more of a tower form factor with minimal footprint, instead of the wide htpc/vcr s...
by mkygod
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for small footprint Mini-ITX case that holds 6 HDDs
Replies: 17
Views: 7317

Re: Looking for small footprint Mini-ITX case that holds 6 H

xan_user wrote:plenty of room for 3 more drives in there, you just have to get a bit crafty.
Crafty or ghetto? In my mind, im thiinking of zipties.
by mkygod
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for small footprint Mini-ITX case that holds 6 HDDs
Replies: 17
Views: 7317

Re: Looking for small footprint Mini-ITX case that holds 6 H

I'm very short on shelf space, so having the computer horizontally will not be feasible. However, i do have an unlimited amount of headspace, so a tall case would be good. This is would be a perfect size, but it only fits THREE 3.5" HDDs - http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=291&area=en Sh...
by mkygod
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for small footprint Mini-ITX case that holds 6 HDDs
Replies: 17
Views: 7317

Re: Looking for small footprint Mini-ITX case that holds 6 H

It's just frustrating because i want to build NAS that is of comparable size to prebuilt NAS; at least in the depth department.

The LIAN LI PC-Q07 is actually the perfect footprint, but only holds a couple of HDDs. If they just made it a few inches taller, it wouldn't have a problem holding 6 HDD's.
by mkygod
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for small footprint Mini-ITX case that holds 6 HDDs
Replies: 17
Views: 7317

Looking for small footprint Mini-ITX case that holds 6 HDDs

I'm looking for a small foot print Mini-ITX case that has a small footprint (12" depth or smaller), yet has the ability to hold 6 3.5" HDD or more. I want it to be able to fit on my slim bookshelf. The thing is that a Mini-ITX motherboard is a mere 6.7 x 6.7 in, yet I don't understand why almost all...
by mkygod
Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 33
Views: 27844

Re: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case

It is - and the cooling is good enough to handle the full six. That said, you just need to be aware when picking a motherboard, that some Mini-ITX ones have 4 SATA ports only: http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Z87-H87-H81-Q87-Q85-B85-What-is-the-difference-473/ Also space is fairly tight in...
by mkygod
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 33
Views: 27844

Re: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case

Would this case be good for building a NAS? It seems to hold a lot of 3.5 drives for its size (6).
by mkygod
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 5.25" bezel/bay cover for Antec P150/SOLO
Replies: 2
Views: 2250

WTB: 5.25" bezel/bay cover for Antec P150/SOLO

Looking for a 5.25" bay cover for Antec P150/SOLO. Preferably white, but I will also take black.

Please let me know if you guys have any idea where to buy or if you have a spare one available I can buy off you. Thanks.
by mkygod
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best z68 motherboard for fan managment?
Replies: 13
Views: 5183

Re: Best z68 motherboard for fan managment?

Asrock Z68 Extreme boards have four controllable fan headers (3 from SpeedFan, 4 from BIOS/UEFI). Thanks for the info. How you liking your Asrock z68 btw? It seems like a really good board for the money compared to GB and ASUS offerings. Does have temperature controlled fan settings? I don't have a...
by mkygod
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best z68 motherboard for fan managment?
Replies: 13
Views: 5183

Best z68 motherboard for fan managment?

I'm a big fan of the old abit uGuru system and any fan management system that lets you twealk fan voltage w/ the ability to auto-adjust based on temperature of each component. This allows me to set-and-forget the fans for optimal cooling sort of speak. Are these pretty much standard features right n...
by mkygod
Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX motherboard with good fan controls for i3/i5?
Replies: 0
Views: 899

Mini-ITX motherboard with good fan controls for i3/i5?

I'm looking for i3/i5 mini ITX board with good fan controls.

Specifically im looking for any that is temperatured controlled, something similar to what they had in abit uGuru motherboards.

Do guys know of any?
by mkygod
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 92mm case fan? Help please
Replies: 17
Views: 4199

Try the Arctic Cooling F9 fan. They have a smaller center like the Slipstreams, which gives you more cfm per rpm compared to most other 92mm fans, and they are fluid ball bearing instead of sleeve which means they'll last longer than the Slipstream. They're available in PWM and nonPWM versions and a...
by mkygod
Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Thick 38mm vs 25mm fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1891

Thanks for the suggestion. . It seems to be made for cooling radiators due to its great static pressure. Seems mighty expensive for a fan though ($30+).

Any thoughts on the "Silenx iXtrema Pro Case Fan 120MM X 38MM 1200RPM"?
by mkygod
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Thick 38mm vs 25mm fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1891

Thick 38mm vs 25mm fans?

We know that going with a larger slow spinning fan generally results in better airflow/noise performance, due to more surface area and less rpm required. But what about going with a thicker fan? I'm looking for a really good case fan that can move a lot of air at low RPMs. Would going with 38mm be a...
by mkygod
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is the AF12pro an intake fan or exhaust fan?
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Is the AF12pro an intake fan or exhaust fan?

Kind've a dumb question. Due to it's unique design, I wasn't able to figure this out. I had assumed that it is an exhaust fan, but want to be 100% sure before buying one.

Also, any thoughts of the af12pro as an case exhaust fan is welcomed.
by mkygod
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 80030

In case anyone was wondering, I upgraded the stock cooler on my 5850 to an Accelero S1 + VRM R4, full details in gallery: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=497701#497701 Long story short; with no fans at idle it's cooler than the stock cooler, at load with no fans - fiery death. ...
by mkygod
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 80030

What I'm trying to accomplish here is to inform people that you cant just mount a flat surface vreg / VRM-cooler directly over the VRM:s, without taking the other components into consideration. Pads are the easy way (that's why it's used by the manufacturer), but if you want to use a thin layer of ...
by mkygod
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 80030

Ok now you need to start reading and stop assuming things. ;) I've never said that they need cooling. I said that they interfere with a normal flat heatsink, making the thermal conductivity bad. Thats it :) The reason why 4870 / 58xx / 5970 uses the Volterra setup is due to their ability to be soft...
by mkygod
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What fans to use for connecting to the 5850?
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

Thanks for that link, it was exactly what I was looking for!

Now time for me to figure out what PWM fan I should get..
by mkygod
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 80030

...I just recently installed Accelero S1 and VRM-4 on the 5850.... temperatures went up to over 90 C..... Poop, wish I'd read that before I ordered my VRM R4, the damn thing cost more than my Accelero S1. Was hoping to get my system back down to two fans again. I suppose a nexus blowing on it will ...
by mkygod
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 80030

These are my 5850 results with stock heatsink/fan running Furmark extreme for about 15 mins: STOCK HSF - IDLE vs LOAD http://mkygod.bulldoghookah.com/images/5850_idle.gif http://mkygod.bulldoghookah.com/images/5850_load.gif I just recently installed Accelero S1 and VRM-4 on the 5850. The VRM-4 canno...
by mkygod
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Prolimatech MK-13 - best current lo-noise hi-end VGA cooler?
Replies: 25
Views: 10150

I have the 5850, S1 rev2, and VRM-4 in hand and will try a passive solution over the weekend.

Do you guys think that the S1 alone is good enough to cool the GPU passively? (assuming that there are no problems with the VRM)

Passively, as in no fan nearby blowing directly at the heatsink.
by mkygod
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What fans to use for connecting to the 5850?
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

What fans to use for connecting to the 5850?

Id like to connect a 12cm fan to the 5850 and have it be controlled by the card itself. Questions is: what kind of adapter cable would i need to use in order for the fan to fit into the card's fan connector? Also, do I have to worry about the card outputting too much power? I believe the stock fan o...
by mkygod
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Prolimatech MK-13 - best current lo-noise hi-end VGA cooler?
Replies: 25
Views: 10150

Should have all my parts by wednesday but won't be installing it right away. I will need a few days to load test the video card before installing the heatsinks. I'll try to take photos of the process.
by mkygod
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 80030

By the way it seems some people are experiencing some problems with their ATI cards: http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=260&threadid=124747 Anyone getting a card might want to do some proper stability testing here before attempting any mods that void the warranty (such as replacing th...
by mkygod
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Prolimatech MK-13 - best current lo-noise hi-end VGA cooler?
Replies: 25
Views: 10150

Probably not without bending the heat pipes. Am I on the right path in thinking that the only quiet aftermarket cooling solution for a Radeon 5850 is to: 1. slightly modify an Accelero S1 Rev2 so it will fit the 5850 2. add 2 fans (like Nexus 'Real Silent' 92mm or the Accelero 'Twin Turbo' add-on f...