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by fjodor2000
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: LianLi PC-Q27B: Build report, temperature, fan experimenting
Replies: 0
Views: 2461

LianLi PC-Q27B: Build report, temperature, fan experimenting

Hi, I have just built a new server PC using the Lian Li PC-Q27B chassis and would like to share some experiences. Particularly regarding what fans to use, and what positioning of those results in the best and most quiet cooling. Some illustrations: http://www.lian-li.com/en/files/2013/04/q27-12.jpg ...
by fjodor2000
Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Mini-ITX server build - Lian Li PC-Q11 or other option?
Replies: 7
Views: 6266

Re: New Mini-ITX server build - Lian Li PC-Q11 or other opti

Thanks for the tips Abula! Your Lian Li PC-Q11 build looks really nice. Clever design by not using a standard ATX PSU. If I'd do everything from scratch I'd probably do like that. But I don't like having external power bricks, so in that case I'd keep it inside the case. Yes, I know it dissipates he...
by fjodor2000
Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Mini-ITX server build - Lian Li PC-Q11 or other option?
Replies: 7
Views: 6266

Re: New Mini-ITX server build - Lian Li PC-Q11 or other opti

I beg your pardon, but your questions sound somehow similar to what you asked here about one year ago . Yes, I intended to build the server already one year ago. But the new WD Red drives with larger than 4 TB capactity that I was waiting for were delayed (compared to leaked orginal release plans)....
by fjodor2000
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Mini-ITX server build - Lian Li PC-Q11 or other option?
Replies: 7
Views: 6266

New Mini-ITX server build - Lian Li PC-Q11 or other option?

Hi, I'm building a new compact Mini-ITX based server PC. It will contain: * Intel 4670K + Mini ITX motherboard * Scythe Big Shuriken Rev B CPU cooler & fan * 2x3.5" HDDs * 1x2.5" SSD * Seasonic G360 PSU Now I only have to decide on a suitable chassis. I'm considering getting the Lian LI PC-Q11 . How...
by fjodor2000
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Red 5TB WD50EFRX and 6TB WD60EFRX on the way
Replies: 14
Views: 12378

Re: WD Red 5TB WD50EFRX and 6TB WD60EFRX on the way

I'm sure I'm not following your question: the actual thread topic is not about when SPCR is likely to get any drive in for review but about latest WD high capacity drives market availability, and my post is directed to andyb update, and not to any of your questions. You do realize andyb's update th...
by fjodor2000
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Red 5TB WD50EFRX and 6TB WD60EFRX on the way
Replies: 14
Views: 12378

Re: WD Red 5TB WD50EFRX and 6TB WD60EFRX on the way

quest_for_silence wrote:
Seagate has already out the 8TB drives for testing to selected customers (so I don't think they are ready for any review).
I'm not sure I follow. What does that have to do with the question of when SPCR is likely to get WD Red 6 TB drives in for review?
by fjodor2000
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Red 5TB WD50EFRX and 6TB WD60EFRX on the way
Replies: 14
Views: 12378

Re: WD Red 5TB WD50EFRX and 6TB WD60EFRX on the way

Sounds great! Do you know if there is any status update on SPCR receiving a WD 6 TB Red for review? And is there any rough estimate of when a review might be published? I'm considering getting some of these drives but would like to see the SPCR review first, so that's why I wonder.
by fjodor2000
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Red 5TB WD50EFRX and 6TB WD60EFRX on the way
Replies: 14
Views: 12378

Re: WD Red 5TB WD50EFRX and 6TB WD60EFRX on the way

Have anyone seen any review where the noise level of the 5 & 6 TB WD Red drives is measured? Especially since at least the latter is 5 platter.

Preferably, I'd like to see such a review from SPCR, but I don't know if that is ongoing?
by fjodor2000
Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives
Replies: 21
Views: 18566

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

Nice review! Now the question is whether or not to wait until later this year to get the 5 TB WD Red as indicated by this roadmap . I wonder if those 5 TB models will be 5 platter x 1TB/platter or 4 platter x 1.25TB/platter? If it's the former, I wonder how much noisier they will be compared to the ...
by fjodor2000
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspensions?
Replies: 19
Views: 11415

Re: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspension

The requirement is this: Minimum sized Mini-ITX enclosure that still fits at least two internal 5.25" slots (and the rest of the stuff needed for the computer of course ;) ). And no, I don't think it will be much bigger than many of the enclosures listed above. It could probably even be made smaller...
by fjodor2000
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 154608

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

The review says: " Seasonic G360 SPL: In Hot Box <150W: 13 dB 150W: 17dB Hence, 150W is the point where the fan started to speed up. " I interpret this as that the fan is at base RPM until 150W and the PSU stays at 13 dB up until that. At 150W the fan starts to speed up, so there is a jump in noise ...
by fjodor2000
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspensions?
Replies: 19
Views: 11415

Re: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspension

What strikes me here is the fact that you want a small case but at the same time the case should be big enough to suspend more than one HDD. Aren't those two goals exactly opposite of each other? So i find it not very surprising that no one comes up with a case that beats the laws of physics and in...
by fjodor2000
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspensions?
Replies: 19
Views: 11415

Re: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspension

Well, I already commented on the suggestion to move HDDs from the desktop PC to a server, and I have already done that so I only have an SSD in my desktop PC. The problem is that not everybody can place their server where noise does not matter, hence the need to reduce noise by suspending the HDDs i...
by fjodor2000
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspensions?
Replies: 19
Views: 11415

Re: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspension

Also, having 2-4 5.25" slots instead of 3.5" slots does not require that much extra space in the enclosure. And the noise reduction that can be achieved by mounting the HDDs in suspensions in those 5.25" slots is tremendous. While you are right in terms of space, there is not much demand for 5.25 s...
by fjodor2000
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 154608

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

Thanks for the replies. I have now measured the power consumption of a similar system as I intend to build together with my old S12-380 PSU. Using an ASUS Mini-ITX motherboard, 3570K, 16 GB RAM and SSD it maxes out at around 110 W when measured at the power cord at full load when running all CPU cor...
by fjodor2000
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 154608

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

* Is the the Seasonic G360W less noisy than the S12-380? * Does the Seasonic G360W have higher efficiency than the S12-380? What about reading at least the specs? Well specs are one thing, however actual perceived noise is sometimes a different story. Also, the specs are sometimes measured under di...
by fjodor2000
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 154608

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

I'm considering using the Seasonic G360W PSU for a new computer. The only other Seasonic PSU I have some experience with is an S12-380 (SS-380HB), which I think is rather quiet. So now I just wonder: * Is the the Seasonic G360W less noisy than the S12-380? * Does the Seasonic G360W have higher effic...
by fjodor2000
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital launches new 2.5" Red Line and 4tb RED
Replies: 11
Views: 6951

Re: Western Digital launches new 2.5" Red Line and 4tb RED

Sounds good! Don't rush it though. I'm looking forward to a thorough and professional review from you as always!
by fjodor2000
Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital launches new 2.5" Red Line and 4tb RED
Replies: 11
Views: 6951

Re: Western Digital launches new 2.5" Red Line and 4tb RED

Thanks for the info Mike! I'm really interested in the WD Red 4 TB HDD, so I just wonder if you know approximately when you think SPCR will be able to publish a review on it?
by fjodor2000
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspensions?
Replies: 19
Views: 11415

Re: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspension

Finally, isn't it strange that there are so few enclosures matching the requirements I listed? Well in reality there isnt a demand for what you are looking for. Very few poeple suspend their hdds, specially for a server, its much more common people looking for hotswaping and easier managing than co...
by fjodor2000
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspensions?
Replies: 19
Views: 11415

Re: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspension

Well the problem that i see is you want ATX PSU on Mini ITX with 3.5 hdd suspended. If you were to go with ATX size, i would just recommend the Antec SOLO II , has dual hdd suspension and 2.5 hdd on the wall if the case and was reviewed by SPCR Antec Solo II: The Legacy Lives On . Yes, Antec SOLO i...
by fjodor2000
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspensions?
Replies: 19
Views: 11415

Re: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspension

It's a nice size, and it's something like that I'm looking for. But as far as I could see it only had one 5.25" slot, and the rest was 3.5" slots. Would it really be possibly to mount two or more 3.5" HDDs using suspensions in that enclosure?
by fjodor2000
Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspensions?
Replies: 19
Views: 11415

Mini-ITX enclosure for 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in suspensions?

Hi, I'm planning on building a small server computer. Now I'm looking for an enclosure that match these requirements: * Mini-ITX motherboard * ATX PSU * Can hold 2 or more 3.5" HDDs in some kind of suspensions, to dampen noise * One 2.5" slot for an SSD * Not mandatory: A slim or full height 5.25" s...
by fjodor2000
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital launches new 2.5" Red Line and 4tb RED
Replies: 11
Views: 6951

Re: Western Digital launches new 2.5" Red Line and 4tb RED

We do have a 4tb sample coming, but one reason for the bigger difference could be a higher number of platters... Yes, perhaps. But then isn't it strange that the 3 TB Red is not much louder than the 2 TB Red according to the same Hardwareinfo review, neither in idle nor active mode? The 3 TB Red ha...
by fjodor2000
Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital launches new 2.5" Red Line and 4tb RED
Replies: 11
Views: 6951

Re: Western Digital launches new 2.5" Red Line and 4tb RED

The jump in noise level from 3 TB to 4 TB for the Red does not seem that big in idle mode. But in active mode the jump is quite big, from 29.4 dB to 33 dB. The jump in noise level between the 2 TB and 3 TB Red drives is not that big at all, from 29.1 to 29.4 dB. So could they have made some mistake ...
by fjodor2000
Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Server Case - With noise dampening for multiple hard drives?
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

Re: Server Case - With noise dampening for multiple hard dri

Thanks! So as I understand it, some kind of suspension mounting is the best option to dampen noise from hard drives. But that means the 3.5" hard drives will have to be mounted in 5.25" slots with suspensions, right? So is there any suitable small case with about four 5.25" slots available for mount...
by fjodor2000
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Cooler
Replies: 65
Views: 78274

Re: Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Cooler

"With just the stock 92 mm fan, the NH-L12 is not very impressive considering its size, just edging out smaller, shorter Scythe Big Shuriken and being outperformed slightly by the Prolimatech Samuel 17 and Scythe Samurai ZZ. " Once you take into account height, these other heatsinks really don't ma...
by fjodor2000
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Server Case - With noise dampening for multiple hard drives?
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

Server Case - With noise dampening for multiple hard drives?

Hi, I'm planning a new Mini-ITX home server computer build. It should be quite compact and have space for about 4 hard drives. I'm looking for something like the Lian Li PC-Q18 . However, I wonder if there is any alternative that have some kind of suspensions or noise dampening mountings for the har...
by fjodor2000
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 & Reeven Vanxie CPU Coolers
Replies: 32
Views: 19623

Re: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 & Reeven Vanxie CPU Coolers

Is Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe the only Mini-ITX motherboard on which the Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B CPU cooler can be used without covering the PCI-E slot?
by fjodor2000
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 & Reeven Vanxie CPU Coolers
Replies: 32
Views: 19623

Re: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 & Reeven Vanxie CPU Coolers

Thanks for all the detailed info! Some questions about temperature regulated fans: 1. Isn't there a drawback to regulating the fan speed since that the fans often have some specific speeds at which they have a "peak noise"? If so, can that be avoided e.g. by configuring the fan control to avoid sett...