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by Suosaaski
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server @home ** UPDATED 19/12/2008 **
Replies: 11
Views: 6215

Re: hyper-v recommendation

Im planning to build a server for home use running Hyper-V with a couple of hosts. Did you have any trouble setting up hyper-v or would you recommend your cpu + mb combo for this? I had no issues setting it up. Just remember that Intels cheaper CPUs don't always have hardware virtualization (neithe...
by Suosaaski
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server @home ** UPDATED 19/12/2008 **
Replies: 11
Views: 6215

first post updated
by Suosaaski
Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: MB for linux NAS
Replies: 10
Views: 7646

loimlo wrote:As for ECC, I wouldn't bother it as cost is too high and stability improvment is next to none under your circumstance.
When I bought the ECC RAM for my server it cost almost exactly the same as non-ECC.
by Suosaaski
Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: MB for linux NAS
Replies: 10
Views: 7646

I am satisfied with my Intel S3210SH motherboard. Running Linux with software RAID.
by Suosaaski
Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Phenom II
Replies: 59
Views: 13712

These could well be competitive with the C2D 45nm quads, i doubt they'll be a match for the i7's, but then they are in a completely difference price range. You can take one of these phenoms and slot it into a £50 mobo with cheap DDR2 ram if you wanted. Good news for people with AM2+ boards who fan...
by Suosaaski
Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Phenom II
Replies: 59
Views: 13712

It seems cold bug is gone and AMD just might be back in the OC game as well: Phenom II @5+GHz running Crysis.
by Suosaaski
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Phenom II
Replies: 59
Views: 13712

Quad core CPU:s at 2.3-2.7GHz with a TDP of 55W? Sounds great to me:) Oh, and I found this slightly amusing, though:) Note: The line for Harpertown four DIMMs is dotted in the above graphs because we did not actually run this configuration but speculate this is the power consumption based on idle p...
by Suosaaski
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus NX-8060 - original & improved
Replies: 58
Views: 44292

Re: My results from using a NX-8050

Confucius wrote: My only concern is that the power ratings are not as solid as I would like. Currently, at idle I am getting 12.95 on the 12v line, 5.54v on the 5v, and a flat 3.30 on the 3.3v.
Did you measure with a powermeter or by software? If by software then those readings might be off somewhat...
by Suosaaski
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Phenom II
Replies: 59
Views: 13712

Yeah, AMD has done a good job so far. But I strongly doubt, that an Phenom X4 920 will be even close to the Core i7 920 in terms of performance. Perhaps in watts, lol, but not in computing power. :lol: Yeah, uh... AMD's got a little ground to make up. Even if you ignore clockspeed, the 9950 is abou...
by Suosaaski
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Adventures with building a home server
Replies: 19
Views: 6115

That is a nice mod on the motherboard :shock:
by Suosaaski
Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Phenom II
Replies: 59
Views: 13712

Re: AMD Phenom II

speedkar9 wrote:I wonder why they chose to use a 9xx naming scheme... kinda seems a little too familiar (i7 anyone?). This is going to cause massive confusion on the consumer level.
It is just as much confusing as Intel using 9xx for i7 (Pentium D anyone?).
by Suosaaski
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server @home ** UPDATED 19/12/2008 **
Replies: 11
Views: 6215

Slight update, added a second 500GB Seagate 7200.11 for mirroring. No pic.
by Suosaaski
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Core i7 launch
Replies: 47
Views: 36834

You also have to remember that 95w TDP includes the memory controller which was typically on the northbridge. Which is on par with current Core 2 Duo's if you add in the power dissipation of the memory controller currently residing on the northbridge. This is what people usually forget when they co...
by Suosaaski
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Core i7 launch
Replies: 47
Views: 36834

What coolers besides TRUE (the version in the review, naturally) and Noctua NH-U12P (free mounting kit available from Noctua) are compatible with Core i7?

I don't mean all coolers, just the good ones :)
by Suosaaski
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Post Your Workstation setup
Replies: 25
Views: 12571

Re: Post Your Workstation

I'd like to see some pics of everyone's (silent) computers in their (silent!) workstation environments. Mostly for inspiration, I suppose. Unfortunately as a college student with only a laptop, I don't have any pics to post at the moment. Perhaps someone else could start us off with some pictures? ...
by Suosaaski
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AM2 in a Solo?
Replies: 3
Views: 1429

I had Noctua NH-U12P blowing backwards on an Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe, it fit just fine.
by Suosaaski
Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone passively cooled PSUs
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Iron_Dreamer wrote:If the system's power draw is only 60W, why not use a PicoPSU? Up to 120W, totally silent/passive, and a LOT cheaper.
The power draw is at idle (what it mostly is), but I want to be sure the PSU can still handle full load if I decide to do something that needs the power.
by Suosaaski
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone passively cooled PSUs
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Modo wrote:
Suosaaski wrote: The whole system runs very cool, but it still makes a bit noise (only a bit). Stopping the case fan and/or the cpu fan doesn't make a difference so I'm guessing it's the PSU.
Or the hard disk. Seagate and silence don't really go together.
The hard disk goes into standby when idle = silent.
by Suosaaski
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone passively cooled PSUs
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

As I mentioned in the thread I referred to, my server measured around 65 watts of power consumption so high power consumption should not be a problem. The whole system runs very cool, but it still makes a bit noise (only a bit). Stopping the case fan and/or the cpu fan doesn't make a difference so I...
by Suosaaski
Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone passively cooled PSUs
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Silverstone passively cooled PSUs

Does anyone have any experience with: Silverstone ST30NF http://www.silverstonetek.com/images/products/st30nf/st30nf-0.jpg or Silverstone ST45NF http://www.silverstonetek.com/images/products/ST45NF/ST45NF-3-4-VIEW.jpg I'm considering one of them for my server and silence would be a very positive fea...
by Suosaaski
Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server @home ** UPDATED 19/12/2008 **
Replies: 11
Views: 6215

Maybe he wants to encode DVD's on it. I've considered getting a quad-core for a fileserver, plus a netflix subscription. a quad core, and a single HDD for a server? 0.0 Quadcore yes, why not :P Single HDD is ok, it is not a production server or anything, just my home server. Periodic backups are au...
by Suosaaski
Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server @home ** UPDATED 19/12/2008 **
Replies: 11
Views: 6215

a quad core, and a single HDD for a server? 0.0 Quadcore yes, why not :P Single HDD is ok, it is not a production server or anything, just my home server. Periodic backups are automated to a NAS device so it doesn't really matter too much if the HDD fails, although I did consider adding another... ...
by Suosaaski
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server @home ** UPDATED 19/12/2008 **
Replies: 11
Views: 6215

And here are the pics! http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6731/sbhm0.jpg http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4779/sb2nl1.jpg http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/9867/ovop9.jpg http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/4085/ov2mt4.jpg http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/7963/ov3la8.jpg http://img220.imageshack.u...
by Suosaaski
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server @home ** UPDATED 19/12/2008 **
Replies: 11
Views: 6215

Server @home ** UPDATED 19/12/2008 **

Decided to get rid of the gaming rig and build a file server and buy another laptop to replace it. - component list updated and moved to the end of the post - I am not completely satisfied with the quietness of the setup, it is pretty quiet but not silent (which is what I wanted). Seems adjusting th...
by Suosaaski
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus ENGTX260: A Quiet Graphics Card for Gamers?
Replies: 57
Views: 32973

My GTX260 is clearly audible too, although the noise it makes is not irritating at all (unlike the HD4870 I had...). It is the loudest component in my system.
by Suosaaski
Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182. Again.
Replies: 7
Views: 5315

--- accident post --- :shock:
by Suosaaski
Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182. Again.
Replies: 7
Views: 5315

Yeah, I had purchased one and found the fan to be anything but "Silent." Yeah, it doesn't quite live up to it's name. Ended up getting an Enermax Modu82+ 625w PSU. I gave up on the spaghetti mess of cables the PC P&C had. Been considering the Enermax or a Corsair HX620 myself too. Also been waiting...
by Suosaaski
Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182. Again.
Replies: 7
Views: 5315

That's a PC Power&Cooling 750w PSU, right? How does the fan sound to you on it? That is correct. Well, it is not completely silent, but it is quieter than the GTX260 so it does not matter that much. I can hear the fan if I stop the fan on the graphics card, but the noise it makes is not at all irri...
by Suosaaski
Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182. Again.
Replies: 7
Views: 5315

Avalanche wrote::shock: I think I have a tool chest the size and color of that power supply!
:shock:
by Suosaaski
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182. Again.
Replies: 7
Views: 5315

P182. Again.

Nothing special compared to my previous build , so just a single pic of the new setup. Really didn't get the HD4870 adjusted to my liking (the constant change of rpm just did not suit me) so changed that to a GTX260 along with the mobo for a Asus P5N-T Deluxe and CPU to an Intel Xeon X3220. Cabling ...