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by born2code
Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help with Server hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 4801

I ran a server in the past, but it wasn't anywhere near efficient. The high to run was one reason I shut it down.
by born2code
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help with Server hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 4801

For 24/7 you want ECC. The only cheap way to do this is AMD.

Get an ASUS board. They seem to support ECC (but check the specs before you buy).
by born2code
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need slim, reasonably quiet PSU for rack server!
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

I don't think there is such a thing. If you want a quiet power supply, switch to a tower case.

The reason those power supplies are so noisy is because the fans are so small they have to spin very fast to make up.
by born2code
Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Firewall and server, which mobo?
Replies: 11
Views: 2909

Ugh . . . what I really meant to say was . . . "apache and postfix". Another thing I forgot. I need at least three LAN ports (or 2 LAN and one wireless) so I can put the server in a DMZ.
by born2code
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sleeve or Ball Bearing?
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

Sleeve or Ball Bearing?

I'm building a case with a single intake fan on the bottom. Thinking about using a 140mm Yate Loon. Now the question. Do I want a sleeve or ball bearing? I seem to recall it matters when the fan is going to be horizontal, but I forget the answer. Thanks.
by born2code
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2
Replies: 0
Views: 1059

Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2

Does the Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 support ECC? I can't tell from the web site. Can someone who's got one chime in?
by born2code
Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Firewall and server, which mobo?
Replies: 11
Views: 2909

Oh yeah . . . the motherboard for the server has to support ECC.
by born2code
Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Firewall and server, which mobo?
Replies: 11
Views: 2909

The server will be running mail and postfix. The firewall will have its own motherboard/cpu/storage/etc. Whether I put them in the same case or not is still up in the air. GigE would be nice.
by born2code
Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 54250

Why didn't you go with a pico psu?

Just curious.
by born2code
Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Firewall and server, which mobo?
Replies: 11
Views: 2909

Firewall and server, which mobo?

Hi all,

I'm building a firewall and a server. The firewall will boot from a CF disk. The server will boot from a pair of Western Digital RE2-GPs (RAID 1). Which motherboard/cpu/power supply should I use? I am running these out of my house and would like to keep power consumption low.
by born2code
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel shows off new mini-itx board at CeBIT
Replies: 76
Views: 48560

Hey folks,

Haven't seen anyone comment on this, but this board has a serious problem for those who wants to go fanless. There are four chips soldered on the back right where the backplate is suppose to go. You can forget about putting that nice, shiny tower heatsink on this one.
by born2code
Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Totally positive pressure P180/2?
Replies: 21
Views: 10262

I am convinced for a positive pressure case that this is pretty close to optimal.

Just slap a fan on it and you are done.
by born2code
Sat May 12, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cooling dual xeon 5148 (passively).. help?!
Replies: 19
Views: 5782

hongs wrote:Oh? I will have a read thru your messages then.. did you ever get your problem resolved?
No.
by born2code
Fri May 11, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cooling dual xeon 5148 (passively).. help?!
Replies: 19
Views: 5782

I understand what you are up against. If you look back a few threads, you would see I have been asking essentially the same question.
by born2code
Fri May 11, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cooling dual xeon 5148 (passively).. help?!
Replies: 19
Views: 5782

Those heatsinks seem awfully small by SPCR standards.
by born2code
Wed May 09, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Upgrade to ultra 120 extreme?
Replies: 10
Views: 4069

e_Q wrote:This issue is solved in the retail version, according to the follow-up review on Anandtech
Read the review. Doesn't looke like the problem with the mounting bracket is entirely solved. The heatsink can be moved, even when mounted.
by born2code
Tue May 08, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Upgrade to ultra 120 extreme?
Replies: 10
Views: 4069

No idea, but according to Anandtech the Ultra 120 Extreme has issues with its mounting bracket. If I were you, I would confirm the issue is resolved.
by born2code
Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja on socket 771
Replies: 4
Views: 2311

The hole spacing *is* different, of that I am well aware. :x

I was just wondering if anyone had heard of someone modding a 775 heatsink to work with socket 771, and if not, what would be the nearest equivalent.
by born2code
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja on socket 771
Replies: 4
Views: 2311

Ninja on socket 771

I need to get a socket 771 motherboard for a server I am building. Does anyone know if it is possible to mod a Ninja to work with this motherboard?
by born2code
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra 120 +
Replies: 45
Views: 20506

Looks like a Ninja Killer to me.
by born2code
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: nexus breeze vs P150
Replies: 13
Views: 5618

The Breeze also uses the PSU as the only exhaust. Not sure how I feel about that.
by born2code
Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silent UPS
Replies: 20
Views: 9745

Silent UPS

I need an uninterruptible power supply for my server. Anyone know of one that's quiet?
by born2code
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Integrated or discrete graphics?
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Sorry, I meant discrete graphics "integrated" on the motherboard. "Integrated graphics" means something else.
by born2code
Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Integrated or discrete graphics?
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Re: Integrated or discrete graphics?

Huh? :?: Unless the motherboard doesn't come with a PCI-E x16 or AGP slot, you should be able to add a video card. Of course I can buy a card, but this is SPCR. An unnecessary expansion card is an unnecessary obstruction to airflow. Anyhow, I was just thinking that if I could find a motherboard wit...
by born2code
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Integrated or discrete graphics?
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Integrated or discrete graphics?

I just need 2D video for a server I am building. Is integrated video going to negatively impact performance? Should I go discrete? If discrete, are there any motherboards that do this? What card do you suggest?
by born2code
Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which memory should I get?
Replies: 7
Views: 2868

Is there a reason to buy DDR2-667 if I'm just going to run it as DDR2-533?
by born2code
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which memory should I get?
Replies: 7
Views: 2868

Which memory should I get?

After pouring over the reviews, I am slowly coming to a decision on my list of components. The one thing I cannot figure out is memory. There are just too many different ratings. I would rather not pay for more than what I need. As of now, I am planning to get a C2D, and while performance is importa...
by born2code
Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: whats the quietest 15k rpm drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 3325

Re: try a smaller partition on a slower drive

rhelmer wrote:Why not just short-stroke a slower-spinning drive? If you take a 500 GB 7200 RPM drive and short-stroke it to, say 125 GB, you'll get fantastic latency performance.
How would someone go about doing this?
by born2code
Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja rev B temperatures - should I be worried?
Replies: 9
Views: 3669

Do you have a digital camera? A pic of your system with the case open would really help.
by born2code
Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Calling all Antec P150/SOLO owners!
Replies: 18
Views: 6385

Really, 130 mm? That being the case, why does it use 92mm fans?