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by Brians256
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Ninja 2: Tweaking a Classic
Replies: 36
Views: 16567

Small spelling error

The Nexus fan is usually inaudbile at 9V or less unless the ambient noise level is very low as it is in our anechoic chamber. Just change the spelling to "inaudible" and it should be fine. Otherwise, good article. I appreciate the balanced conclusion that (as usual) exposes weaknesses without denyi...
by Brians256
Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About RAID failure
Replies: 8
Views: 2113

This is a second hearty approval of the 9560SE. I have an 8-port model full of 750GB drives and it easily maxes a gigabit ethernet. It did so back when it had 4 and 5 drives too. Another thing that makes me happy is that the 3ware controller (and other high-end RAID cards) supports OCE - online capa...
by Brians256
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Hal W. Hardenbergh (Felger Carbon) died - RIP
Replies: 35
Views: 83436

I am greatly saddened by this, especially since I moved down to Klamath Falls not too long ago and missed the opportunity to get to know him. I looked for an obituary in the local paper but it seems to have not included him. I didn't even know he was in poor health.

Rest in Peace.
by Brians256
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New fileserver - 12x1TB, Stacker, Q6600, 3ware...
Replies: 21
Views: 7954

Your math appears to correlate well with my memory. I'm out of town so I can't check, but the 697GB figure rings a bell. That gives me about 4.9TB for the entire array, which is very reasonable. Now, in 8 years time, that will be on a USB-4 stick selling at Fry's for $39.95. Adjusted for inflation, ...
by Brians256
Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New fileserver - 12x1TB, Stacker, Q6600, 3ware...
Replies: 21
Views: 7954

I was guessing on the 500GB for overhead because I heard that NTFS uses 10% for overhead. Whatever the case may be, I'm getting a bit over 4.5TB of space. At least, that's what I remember. It's been a while. I don't remember what I'm using, to be honest. It may be GPT and probably is. I started with...
by Brians256
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New fileserver - 12x1TB, Stacker, Q6600, 3ware...
Replies: 21
Views: 7954

Nice system, Wibla! It looks as if you built the system around a 3ware PCI-X card that you already had instead of buying their latest. I think the PCIe card is much faster for RAID5, not even counting the faster bus speed. The good thing is that the array should be easy to migrate to a newer card if...
by Brians256
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Slipstream800 really *IS* the sweet spot!
Replies: 52
Views: 14349

What in the Hell are you doing up this hour of the morning.....I thought only crazy people were awake before the birds? I may be crazy, but I bet that Felger isn't. I have discovered that birds are really loud in Klamath Falls. Those brown geese are all over the fields, and they gabble. But, I hear...
by Brians256
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Build a Better Waffle....
Replies: 10
Views: 3008

Waffles and wet concrete... two phrases that shouldn't be together! I'm a big fan of yeast raised waffles. I make the batter the night before and let them sit on the counter overnight like a sourdough poolish. 1/2C warm water 1t sugar 1 pkg yeast 2C warm milk 2C flour 1 stick melted butter 1t salt M...
by Brians256
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What happened to aluminum sandwiching?
Replies: 15
Views: 4229

I wouldn't feel bad. Most people don't have a TIG welder.
by Brians256
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First time post, I'm building my first silent PC (update)
Replies: 30
Views: 14886

Caulk. Silicone caulk can be used to create custom vibration absorbing gaskets where metal meets metal. I used it in a custom case that I made to great effect. If the offending joint is permanent, just squeeze some caulk into the gap and push it in with a toothpick if you have difficulty getting it ...
by Brians256
Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fast and quiet
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

I have booted from a Gigabyte i-Ram card and that is the fastest thing I've ever seen. It still doesn't make XP load instantly. I haven't tried Linux on it. It's only 4GB, but that's enough to load an OS if it hasn't been bloated too badly (programs started at boot time, etc...).
by Brians256
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does a quiet PC generate less [] heat?
Replies: 12
Views: 5269

I would bet that an accurate answer would have to be, "It depends". Three things to consider: 1) Hotter components can draw more power. DC-DC voltage conversion circuits get less efficient when they are hot. The Rds(on) increases with temperature for MOSFETs. 2) Fans draw less power if you run them ...
by Brians256
Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I need to reduce the refrigerator noise
Replies: 3
Views: 3077

Behind the refrigerator, you could put the egg crate foam that you find in packages. I've used that in some cases. It doesn't help much for me, though.
by Brians256
Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I need to reduce the refrigerator noise
Replies: 3
Views: 3077

Suggestions: - Replace the fans with 1) more quieter fans, 2) larger quieter fans. Use temperature controlled fans that monitor the temperature of the condensor coils. - Replace the vibration isolation mounts on the compressor with softer ones. They will work better but will need to be replaced more...
by Brians256
Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 295979

Tuner card in Model 1?

The picture of the HTPC model looks to have a tuner card in it, but it is not listed with the other components. I assume it is a Hauppage MCE150 as the ordering page shows?
by Brians256
Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Conroe(Core 2) is the new Ultimate Silent and Cool Platform
Replies: 63
Views: 25123

Re: Conroe(Core 2) is the new Ultimate Silent and Cool Platf

MikeC wrote:I really don't understand why Intel wouldn't want them in the hands of interested and qualified media like SPCR.
They get better PR from having the reviews spread out. It's not just the initial buzz; they want to keep the community talking.
by Brians256
Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Rants about Hardware review sites...
Replies: 31
Views: 27522

Welcome to SPCR Brians256 :) Yeah, know what you mean about ProCooling. A shame really. :? Things seem to be getting better to some extent though, right? Isn't Cather back? What's BillA's status? I haven't been around for a while, with only a couple of expections, since I simply haven't had anythin...
by Brians256
Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Rants about Hardware review sites...
Replies: 31
Views: 27522

There are a few over at ProCooling that have at least checked out this site. Mainly from guys like ferdb, bobkoure, (me), and others I'm sure, mentioning it. I read every review posted over here and appreciate the hard and honest work done. I bought a Seasonic PSU and a Antec P180 based upon review...
by Brians256
Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 178613

Another correction:

Last page, "Link to Antec P150 Mid Tower case review. (It comes with a Neo HE 430 PSU.)" points to the PSU review, not the P150 review.

BTW, long time admirer of SPCR work. Great job, guys.