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by erkan
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Very disapointed in the WD Red NAS 8TB noise level
Replies: 2
Views: 4587

Very disapointed in the WD Red NAS 8TB noise level

I got two WD Red NAS 8TB drives (WD80EFZX 128MB 8TB) and a Node 304 recently to replace my 14 drive Lian Li fulltower fileserver. I thought 3.5" HDD had come a long way in recent years. In my 14 drive fileserver I used mainly WD green drives, and they where silent. By no means quiet, but they where ...
by erkan
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair SF450 spinning at idle
Replies: 9
Views: 5539

Re: Corsair SF450 spinning at idle

I had an Ncase M1 with a semi passive SFX PSU (Silverstone) but I could never get the PSU fan to stop spinning. I eventually sold the case and went back to a regular ATX case as it was too loud.
by erkan
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Energy efficient Eyefinity setup
Replies: 10
Views: 11709

Re: Energy efficient Eyefinity setup

Wow, 35w seems a bit steep, maybe thats peanuts on the total power bill. 6 x 22 w = 132 w Say a typical system is around 65w, add 35w for GFX board that is 65+35+132 = 232 w, not that bad when you know six screens are running I have to admit. Ghosting etc... I dont know, this 7 year old 23" monitor ...
by erkan
Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Energy efficient Eyefinity setup
Replies: 10
Views: 11709

Energy efficient Eyefinity setup

Hi guys, Intro: Time to upgrade monitor, been running this 23" 1920x1200 monitor for 6 years now (75 watt normal, eco mode=50watt). Cost $1600 and it has THE most annoying 40mm fan inside it (to bad it was not mentioned in the webshop, f"n Dustin Swedish retailer), cant wait to replace it with silen...
by erkan
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: A Windows system with idle power ~ 10 watt?
Replies: 26
Views: 26600

Re: A Windows system with idle power ~ 10 watt?

I was looking for the same thing this summer for a small server (CVS). Price/energy efficiency, nothing beats this at the moment IMHO: http://mini-itx.se/epc01batom27016ghz-p-175.html (and you don't have to mess around the system, just install OS and run). I have not measured how much w the system d...
by erkan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Green gaming computer suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 10035

I dont believe you, post proof :o
by erkan
Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: 47 watt 7 TB server (disks spun down)
Replies: 8
Views: 4894

For how many years will you be good to go if you skip the swap-partition?
by erkan
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: 47 watt 7 TB server (disks spun down)
Replies: 8
Views: 4894

Considering drives at idle runs at around 3 watt that is 34 watt for your system which I think is impressive. I would chose CF-card too but I havent found a good Linux solid state installation yet that runs installation on auto-pilot. I am planning to top out at 12-14 harddrives, I dont know what PS...
by erkan
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: 47 watt 7 TB server (disks spun down)
Replies: 8
Views: 4894

47 watt 7 TB server (disks spun down)

Motherboard: GA-MA74GM-S2H (6 SATA ports) CPU: Sempron 1250, underclocket and undervolt 1 GHz Mem: 1 x 1 gb stick PSU: noname 300watt (6 years old) HD: 4 x WD green edition 1TB 2 x WD green edition 1.5TB 1 x 30 GB IDE 2.5" (sys) All sorts of tweaks in Bios, no sound/USB/gigabit etc. With all 3.5" HD...
by erkan
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Green gaming computer suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 10035

Yeah, please keep us informed, thats a very interesting card. I am definitely interested in it. You have an impressive system considering you add montor and router to the mix. The router consumes around 10watt IIRC (have the same). There are some ECO screens 22-23" TFT which are just under 30 watt, ...
by erkan
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Green gaming computer suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 10035

Actually, original question was slightly dumb by me. I am currently running Radeon 4630 gfx board, it is a very energy efficient card in idle, BUT it is capable of running most games in 1920x1200 if I remove antialias. So this card is idling consuming around 15watt. I have a fanless cooler on it but...
by erkan
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it me or have things slowed down considerably?
Replies: 44
Views: 21991

Computers are spreading through our homes, our DVD player is soon a computer. Our kitchen is going to be a computer. Everything is a computer. I have notices many sound systems now comes with fans, or what about game systems, just look at consoles for example, it started with the Dreamcast that had ...
by erkan
Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it me or have things slowed down considerably?
Replies: 44
Views: 21991

People are getting notebooks true, but in a couple of years most of them are going to be running a media hub in their house, or fileservers as they where called "back in the day". When mainstream people run fileservers there is going to be a shift to interest in green computing I think. Computer sys...
by erkan
Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Green gaming computer suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 10035

How come your quad core is so energy efficient, my system q6600 idle at 85 watt on desktop, and thats an underclocked system with a 17w idle gfx board and one harddrive (incl 80plus PSU and a Micro-ATX Asus mobo + 4 sticks of 1 GB memory).
by erkan
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Green gaming computer suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 10035

I dont want to underclock. But I guess a dual core would be great.
by erkan
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Green gaming computer suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 10035

Hybrid technology is sadly not used anymore, and it never took off :( IIRC in the MacBookPro with 8400 and 9600 gfx chip you can switch between the cards thanks to hybrid technology, but I would like a desktop solution for hi-end cards instead. 30 w iddle sounds great, now all I need is a 30-35w com...
by erkan
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Green gaming computer suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 10035

Green gaming computer suggestions?

Hi, What are your suggestion for a green gaming computer with enough power to run most games maxed at 1920 x 1200? (not Crysiz though). I am not looking for a monstah idle gaming computer that warm my appartment at 350 watt idle. I want power in idle to be around 60 watt (desktop). In full use durin...
by erkan
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q07 ... Mini ITX
Replies: 82
Views: 129940

I dont know about duos, but on my Quad I can start as many apps as I want to and the system just begs for more. The only bottleneck is the harddrive. Now with that said, I only did it in the first week, then I went into my old behavior of surfing the web with 3-4 explorers open and a couple of other...
by erkan
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Looking to build a whs (large media server) with low power
Replies: 23
Views: 16133

I know this is an old thread but this configuration reminds me much of my own fileserver that today contains six 3.5" harddrives and one 2.5" SYS drive. Since I am running Ubuntu I have more power over disk spin downs (unlike in Windows where disks ocasionaly spins up and slows down, even if you set...
by erkan
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolt and underclock quadcore (Q6600), how many W?
Replies: 14
Views: 12749

I got an 80plus PSU today and iddle in Vista without Aero it stays at 85 watt, occasionaly goes up to 105 w for a second. Almost the same as with the old Zalman PSU from 2003, I am actually a bit disapointed in this purchase, I thought an 80+ PSU would lower watt more. Actually I went into bios and ...
by erkan
Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolt and underclock quadcore (Q6600), how many W?
Replies: 14
Views: 12749

I undervolted my Q6600 and the saved watt was not so impressive IMHO.

Think I was down to 84 watt iddle from 95-105.
by erkan
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q07 ... Mini ITX
Replies: 82
Views: 129940

NP, the 3.5" cage will go away, I am not going to run internal DVD-player on my future computers anymore so HD is going there. DVD-drive wastes energy and space IMHO.

I have all my files on my own 4TB fileserver and have an external USB DVD-writer (that takes power from USB port) instead.
by erkan
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q07 ... Mini ITX
Replies: 82
Views: 129940

My Radeon 4670 will fit, so thats all i care about right now :)
by erkan
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q07 ... Mini ITX
Replies: 82
Views: 129940

Wow, thats great news that it would fit!

In combination with a PCIe ITX-motherboard supporting quad-core you can really build a small silent super-computer with this case IMHO.
by erkan
Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q07 ... Mini ITX
Replies: 82
Views: 129940

Thanks for the info!

Is there space under the graphics board for a passive cooling solution such as AC Accelero (the smaller version) ?
by erkan
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q07 ... Mini ITX
Replies: 82
Views: 129940

I am very interested in a red version of this case, anyone knows where can I order one?

IMHO it is very nice that you can use a proper ATX PSU in a Mini-ITX case, put in a high quality PSU there and it will help cool down the system.
by erkan
Sat May 02, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Downgrading to Athlon X2 4850e 2.5 ghz 45w from Q6600?
Replies: 16
Views: 3497

Yes you where right.
by erkan
Sat May 02, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Downgrading to Athlon X2 4850e 2.5 ghz 45w from Q6600?
Replies: 16
Views: 3497

I did not know about "Minimal Power Management", I googled it and found out you can run "powercfg.cpl" in the startbar. But whatever I chose there I am still idle between 89-90 watt, there is no "minimal power management" option there though (maybe because Im running Vista?). Just as a comparison, I...
by erkan
Sat May 02, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Downgrading to Athlon X2 4850e 2.5 ghz 45w from Q6600?
Replies: 16
Views: 3497

Yes, you are right about my Photoshop habbits, to be honest with you it runs well for me on my 1.6 Ghz dual core work notebook at the office when I think about it :) That looks promising, with a new AMD system I could idle at 40 watt with my 4670 graphics card (which idles around 8-10 watt). Another...
by erkan
Sat May 02, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Downgrading to Athlon X2 4850e 2.5 ghz 45w from Q6600?
Replies: 16
Views: 3497

I have a Asus P5QPL-VM

With undervolt it stays at 88-92 watt in Vista with Aero turned off (4GB, 500 GB Sata 3.5" disk, 5.25 burner, 6 year old Zalman PSU, Radeon 4670).