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by discopig
Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Server ideas and help.
Replies: 1
Views: 2675

Server ideas and help.

Hello all, I am currently working on buying components for a centralized "do-everything" kind of server for our house. Specifically this server will store/host our distributed audio (controlled by static room remotes and with iPhones via software called CasaTunes (http://www.casatunes.com)), our dis...
by discopig
Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which three-platter 2TB for raid?
Replies: 4
Views: 1851

Ive actually been looking into this same question myself. From what I am reading, I am leaning towards avoiding the EARS WD drives as they have quite a few issues in raid. The first is that that they drop out of the raid array because of TLER (for others lurking who haven't heard about this problem ...
by discopig
Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac H55-ITX-C-E: Stacked LGA1156 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 23
Views: 10108

Good review, and interesting board for sure. Can't wait until these get 6.0Gbps SATA. A nice SSD (next gen intel perhaps), an ATI GFX card and a silent PSU and you have yourself a low(ish) power - high functioning rig. This is 90% of everything anyone has ever wanted in a motherboard boiled down int...
by discopig
Wed May 19, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Test System, 2010
Replies: 89
Views: 32975

Huge improvement!! One comment though: Given your new methodology, I don't think testing at standard (and carefully calibrated) fan RPMs is all that important. I'd rather you chose noise level or temperature rise as the independent variable. Then your tables would directly address the critical ques...
by discopig
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: mini P180 build
Replies: 15
Views: 5578

Looks like a very nice build. Very clean, I know you are looking to get rid of the ram, but the ramsinks look nice the way they are. I do think that those fans might be a bit loud for you, at 1600rpms, they tend to sound like vacuum cleaners. I'd be interested to know how it goes when you fire it up...
by discopig
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New PC on the way ......
Replies: 17
Views: 2383

On the topic of the heatpipes - I tried to do some googling, and there are some good articles showing what is inside the heatpipes, but i couldn't find a test showing whether orientation makes a difference. It would actually be intersting to see whether tower vs desktop vs upside down (out of curios...
by discopig
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Q6600 or Q6700
Replies: 0
Views: 786

WTB: Q6600 or Q6700

If anyone is looking to sell, I would really like one! I need a 65nm quad core, so the 45nm ones won't work.

Would have to ship to Canada.

Thanks!
by discopig
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P183 intake fans - Slip Stream or Nexus?
Replies: 9
Views: 2283

Actually, just after I posted that I had a look at it and was surprised how much difference there was at 7V, but then I remembered, it isnt at 7V. I didnt want to do the 7V trick, so instead I put a variable resistor in the circuit with my switches and dialed them in to about 1000 rpm, which I thoug...
by discopig
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P183 intake fans - Slip Stream or Nexus?
Replies: 9
Views: 2283

Yup, I've got three of them, all plugged into a scythe Kama bay for rpm monitoring and the power runs through switches that I can use to switch the fans from 5 - 7 - 12 v. my speeds on each fan (to show my personal variance) 12V - 2190 1860 1940 7V - 1080 990 970 5V - 6000 560 630 Again eddieck, the...
by discopig
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P183 intake fans - Slip Stream or Nexus?
Replies: 9
Views: 2283

Can't speak to the nexus fans, I know they are sacred here though. I have slipstreams in my case (SY1225SL12SH). The reason I went with the SH ones is because they reliably start at 5V and run about 600 rpm. I have two of those as intake fans (and one on my heatsink) and it is very quiet. When video...
by discopig
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Thanks all for the advice. My thinking is definitely in line with frenchie's. I also have a lead on a q6700, so hopefully that pans out, but I will be picking up an SSD for the extra kick.

Thanks again!
by discopig
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Upgrade Advice

Hello all, I am looking to throw some money at my current computer and am hitting my head against the wall trying to figure out which components to upgrade. Here is what I have now (built ~3yrs ago, with some minor additions): MSI P6N-SLI FI (650i Northbridge) C2d e6600 2.4Ghz OC'd to 3.2GHz 6GB Mus...
by discopig
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green 1.5TB vs. Seagate 7200.12 500GB
Replies: 29
Views: 24082

dhanson - you beat me to that link... http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3691 If you read page 1, I think the more interesting thing is the decreased error rates. ECC burst error correction stands to improve by 50%, and the overall error rate capability improves by 2 orders of magnitude...
by discopig
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Heat Problem !
Replies: 6
Views: 2595

I think if you undervolt the blower it could be near silent...
by discopig
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Attack of the Scythes
Replies: 72
Views: 49169

That 1900 not getting below 1300 has got to be the fan. I have three 1900's in my main rig that all run at 700 rpm most of the time and have installed about half a dozen or so more that reliably start up at 5v at about 500 rpm. I think the versatility of the SH (1900) model is worth the hassle of ei...
by discopig
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Uncasing a PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Uncasing a PSU

Hello all, I am looking to do an ITX build and will be using (perhaps) the PSU that comes with the IN WIN cases. http://www.in-win.com.tw/products_pccase_series.php?cat_id=1&series_id=49#here . I am wondering is it safe to remove the case of a psu and mount it inside a case without and shielding? I ...
by discopig
Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Passive Silent Cooling For A PC!
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

I actually have the Accellero on an 8600gt 512mb ddr3 card (the evga one which is reference I believe) and it works nicely. Have the ramsinks on both sides and have a mild (~15%) oc on it and it runs at least 15 deg C cooler than stock (which sounded like a vacuum) with no fan. What are the dimensio...
by discopig
Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ITX System - How much power?
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

ITX System - How much power?

Hi all, I am looking for some opinions on how much power you think this system will need. I.e. can I get away with the 150W picopsu with a 105W brick? Zotac Geforce 9300 ITX Intel Q9400 An SSD (haven't picked one yet) A WD Green 640GB HDD Sony Slim DVD Burner 2x2GB Muskin DDR2-800 Ram (CL4) USB Card...
by discopig
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for ITX Case - need help
Replies: 4
Views: 1962

Looking for ITX Case - need help

Hi all, I am looking to build a new computer for my wife and was hoping to go ITX. I have no real reason to go ITX over mATX other than it would be fun to build and she likes the idea of it being "cute". So I am looking for an ITX case that supports a 3.5" Hdd, an external built-in card reader (or a...
by discopig
Fri May 15, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 201828

I'll test it out!

Thanks!

Adam
by discopig
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case short circuit?
Replies: 1
Views: 946

Case short circuit?

I didn't know which forum was best for this topic, so feel free to move it... Recently transferred by brothers computer (FSP 400W PSU, eVGA 7150/630i mobo, 2x1gb Corsair 6400 ram, DVD, HDD, 7300GT - basically a collection of old parts) to a new case, the Thermalright Lanbox Lite . Within a day of hi...
by discopig
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman CNPS9900 LED: The End of the Nines [postcript added]
Replies: 19
Views: 8654

I'd be interested to see the cooling performance with a 120mm Slipstream or Nexus fit into the space for that noisy Zalman fan. I wonder if the design is the culprit or if the fan is to blame for the poor cooling/noise ratio.
by discopig
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which MB supports overclocking with speedstep?
Replies: 16
Views: 4405

I have an MSI-P6NSLI-FI paired with an e6600. I have it oc'd to 3.4ghz with a little bump in volts for stability and have EIST enabled. Both the voltage and FSB vary according to load seen in CPUz.
by discopig
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman 9300AT: Not me too, but me again
Replies: 12
Views: 9412

I've been happy with my Zalman 9700NT... Since I replaced the fan with a 120mm Scythe Slipstream. I get better cooling with that fan at 1000rpm c/w the stock 92mm at 2400 rpm. Oh, and it doesn't sound like a vacuum anymore either. As sad as it is to say - I just love the looks of these heatsinks. Lo...
by discopig
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thoughts on high-end air cooling parts, ~$300-400
Replies: 14
Views: 3429

I don't know if it is available in your area, but for a fan controller I use the Scythe Kaze Master. It has 4 variable controls and 4 temp probes (no additional switches like the Zalman one). It can turn fans right off and up to their limit. In some cases it would be nice to have a switch for a coup...
by discopig
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: NewEgg coming to Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 3446

I've been doing all my shopping from directcanada lately - seem to be just a bit cheaper c/w everyone else. Shipping times have been good too. Just got back ordered on one item (Kama Bay) when it said they were in stock, came after 10 business days though so I guess I can't really complain. Competit...