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by salvo
Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer MiniNG.....user opinions?
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

Re: T-Balancer MiniNG.....user opinions?

Bluefront wrote:Is there a place in the USA that sells the thing?
ELGO is Canadian and sells USD.
by salvo
Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Turion 64 on the Desktop
Replies: 86
Views: 65439

I backed into this fine article soon after I began searching for an SFF to replace an old desktop (no gaming, just simple 2D work at most). mATX is bigger than I want. miniITX looked great, but cost more than I am willing to afford. So I settled on Shuttle's SK21G and discovered the Turion on their ...
by salvo
Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dr Cable question
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

One month ago I replaced a generic PSU with a Super Silencer for a five-year old 1.1GHz Thunderbird in a mid-tower. First I installed the Seasonic, then the Dr. Cable. I winged it as I went, correcting my work a little along the way, and found the whole effort to be painless.
by salvo
Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Two not-loud dual-Opteron workstations.
Replies: 21
Views: 12875

Re: Two not-loud dual-Opteron workstations.

It's really nice that this case can take eight hot-swappable SATA drives... eight hot-swappable 7200 RPM notebook drives.... yummy! At work this would have value, but at home I am less enthused. Using RAID 10, I don't mind taking my time to replace a failed drive and powering down my server for a s...
by salvo
Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Two not-loud dual-Opteron workstations.
Replies: 21
Views: 12875

Re: Two not-loud dual-Opteron workstations.

Well, I've looked at the fan headers on the motherboard, and descriptions in the manual, but for the life of me I can't figure out a) whether they're beefy enough to handle 12cm fans, and b) whether they can control fans with only three wires. If I read the manual correctly -- and I'm not convinced...
by salvo
Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Two not-loud dual-Opteron workstations.
Replies: 21
Views: 12875

Re: Two not-loud dual-Opteron workstations.

Sorry for taking so long to respond! I was whisked away to my sister-in-law's wedding in Pennsylvania, and Internet-access was sketchy at best. I'll try to make up for it by adding a follow-up. That's understandable, Irianta. A week ago I was off visiting relatives in Portland, OR. Any spare time f...
by salvo
Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Two not-loud dual-Opteron workstations.
Replies: 21
Views: 12875

Hi, you wanted a quiet, powerful, 80mm rear faned PSU that's EPS compatable? Looks like Antec heard you as the Antec NeoHE 500 (and 550) bigger brothers of the recently reviewed NeoHE 430 are just that! It is mentioned in the review. The NeoHE and Super Silencer seem well suited for Chenbro SR107. ...
by salvo
Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New 2.5" SATA HDD's from Samsung
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

I installed it yesterday, just as silent as my 4200rpm toshiba, and even quieter on seeks. The seek noise is almost non-existant, it's really wierd. Completely inaudible from 2+ feet away in my silentdrive. Performs GREAT. I notice the response increase compared to my raptor, but it's not annoying ...
by salvo
Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Two not-loud dual-Opteron workstations.
Replies: 21
Views: 12875

Re: Two not-loud dual-Opteron workstations.

Not without modifications to the case, absolutely. I think the material is there though. A thermal probe attached to the Fortron PSU shows that it's running at ~30.5°C at idle, ambient room temperature being slightly below 25°C. Replace it with a more efficient unit, add a sheet of cardboard to bet...
by salvo
Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Two not-loud dual-Opteron workstations.
Replies: 21
Views: 12875

Re: Two not-loud dual-Opteron workstations.

Both of these systems were built for future flexibility. In the long-term we have all kinds of plans: better separate the PSU from the motherboard space, get a passive PSU, dual-core processors, add some weight to the side panels of the chassis, maybe experiment with a duct between the exhaust fan ...
by salvo
Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Hard Drives - a major revision
Replies: 73
Views: 80874

http://www.compuvest.com/Description.jsp;jsessionid=JdyX1EyE

As I plan for an upcoming app server, I am favoring SATA 2.5" drives because of their power efficiency and relative silence. The Travelstar 5K100 currently appeals to me. However, I am keeping my eye on the Samsung 2.5" SATA drives.