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by FuturePastNow
Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: atom for file server.. more sata ports?
Replies: 12
Views: 5438

My first attempt at a Windows Home Server used Atom... I bought the ECS 945GCT-D because it had a PCIe x1 slot, and bought a 4-port Highpoint RocketRAID card for a total of six SATA ports. I was satisfied with the Atom 230's performance (although it spent a long time indexing). However, the SATA car...
by FuturePastNow
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74469

I bought the 2150RPM 92mm Gentle Typhoon from Newegg, at 5V (on a Fanmate) it runs at exactly 1000RPM and is silent to my ears. Doesn't seem to move much air, though, but good enough to cool hard drives.
by FuturePastNow
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce GTS 250 or ATI 4850 ? Or... ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

That "Or...?" is to wait for the ATI 4770, I think. 90% of a 4850's performance for significantly lower power consumption, probably. We'll see soon.
by FuturePastNow
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 107065

Well the Accelero S1 probably won't fit. I think it will overhang the port end of the card.
by FuturePastNow
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 107065

A thought just crossed my mind: The GPU is to the left of the PCB. It's not in the middle or to the right. Will 3rd-party passive coolers even fit on that thing? The HIS cooler is to the left, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. None of those ATI slides shows the back of the card. Edit: you...
by FuturePastNow
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 107065

Any word on a 4750 or similar? Like Matija put it "80W and a power connector... Bleh." I would like 4670 performance or perhaps a little better with stock passive cooling and below 5W idle. Don't think 4770 is for me. I've heard that although the 4750 will draw under 75W load, it will still have th...
by FuturePastNow
Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: question about hx520
Replies: 1
Views: 918

Re: question about hx520

newguy wrote:I was wondering if there would be any problem if i didn't plug in all the cables
into the power supply (corsair hx520), since my comp only uses the pci-e and sata cables
Nope. Kind of defeats the purpose of going modular if you have plug all of the cables into it :D
by FuturePastNow
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple Noise Patent Applications
Replies: 31
Views: 31826

fyleow wrote:I'd love to see SPCR review the new iMac since they swapped the 2.5" drive for a 3.5" drive. I wonder how the noise levels are affected since the 3.5" should have much higher vibration.
The iMac has always used a 3.5" hard drive.
by FuturePastNow
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 92mm ver of Scythe SY1225SL12L? or [other] good 92mm fan[?]
Replies: 16
Views: 3891

owbert wrote:wouldnt 1600rpms be loud?
Yes (well, "loud" isn't exactly the word, but they are not silent). One needn't run them at full speed, however. They undervolt nicely.
by FuturePastNow
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 92mm ver of Scythe SY1225SL12L? or [other] good 92mm fan[?]
Replies: 16
Views: 3891

If you don't really need two 92 mm fans (maybe one fan is enough to blow on the HDDs), you could try the 100 mm Scythe Kaze-Jyu 1,000 rpm. It comes with holes for 92 mm mounting too. I bought two from this e-tailer, but haven't yet swapped the 92 mm Nexus in front of my P150 (I'm lazy, I know...): ...
by FuturePastNow
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 107065

I'm looking forward to this card, too.

Fudzilla says the desktop cards have been delayed until May. Apparently ATI wants all of the first RV740 chips to go to the mobile version. Which is great for laptop buyers, I guess, but not for me- I want it!
by FuturePastNow
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Itching to upgrade video card
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Unless you are playing games on high resolutions, you probably wont see much of a difference. Length wise, I've never had a Solo but I had an old (read: longer) EVGA 9800GTX+ in a Sonata III because the power connectors were on the side instead of the back. A 9800GTX+ will not fit in a Solo without...
by FuturePastNow
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Xeon L5520 - the next ultimate low-ish power CPU?
Replies: 19
Views: 11611

TDP is not the exact power consumption / heat output of the processor. It's more like it defines a maximum range, and with binning of better parts, I have no trouble understanding how Intel could classify a Nehalem CPU as 60W.
by FuturePastNow
Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P45, is it worth getting[?]
Replies: 23
Views: 4765

If you plan on replacing the board before the processor, check the board's CPU support list. Depending on the VRMs it may not support the voltages used by old Netburst processors. Some new Intel mobos don't.
by FuturePastNow
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 92mm fan needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2491

I have two of the Scythe Kama Flex 92mm fans (these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835185066). They are pretty good.
by FuturePastNow
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DDR3 "kit-of-3"
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Intel's Core i7 processors support triple channel. You will need three or six sticks of DDR3 to use triple channel. Of course, you don't have to use triple channel, and some LGA1366 motherboards have four slots. They do that to save space vs. six slots, and you'll see a negligible decrease in perfor...
by FuturePastNow
Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: new whs need opinion
Replies: 6
Views: 1981

1) The P182 is a big case, but it doesn't exactly have the most hard drive bays. For maximum driveage, you'd want something that is all 5.25" bays down the front, that could hold four of those 4-in-3 drive carriers. 2) Don't underestimate the power supply needs. It's true that a fileserver won't bre...
by FuturePastNow
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on HW (case) for small homeserver
Replies: 9
Views: 2161

I bought a B-stock (aka scratch and dent) Sonata from Antec's online store. $30+$20 shipping and it arrived without a scratch or a dent on it (YMMV). Going to turn it into a new home fileserver. Of course, I needed four drive bays.
by FuturePastNow
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Scythe Ninja fanless VGA Cooler
Replies: 19
Views: 6477

Look at all those bent fins! Regardless of price, it looks cheap.
by FuturePastNow
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old PC70 relegated to WHS duties, 7 drives, 4tb
Replies: 5
Views: 3358

You could find a much quieter PSU if you wanted, a Seasonic (or Corsair-brand Seasonic) or FSP with a single 12V rail and 120mm fan. 750W is overkill anyway.
by FuturePastNow
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 512mb or 1g ati radeon 4670
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

1GB of memory on a card with a 128-bit bus is purely a marketing gimmick. I agree with other posters, get a 4830 instead or wait a month for the 4700-series cards to come out.
by FuturePastNow
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ECS Atom 945GCT-D
Replies: 8
Views: 6640

I have it, too. In operation the processor heatsink barely gets warm, but the northbridge will burn your finger after a while. The board may be fanless, but it needs air circulation in the case.
by FuturePastNow
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: which cpu cooler? photos inside :)
Replies: 8
Views: 2295

Or just cut a square hole out of the duct, in-line with the PSU fan. This won't hurt CPU cooling much, that's not a hot processor.
by FuturePastNow
Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My Current Newegg Cart (advice needed)
Replies: 12
Views: 3827

I know that the power supply is one area we want no one to skimp on, but you could spend a lot less. If you aren't wedded to the idea of modular cables, the Corsair CX400 is $50, quiet, and should be more than enough power for your system.
by FuturePastNow
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Lowest heat Core2Duo??
Replies: 6
Views: 3311

Re: Lowest heat Core2Duo??

m1k30rz wrote:I want to run it passive in my NSK2480 (same as antec fusion) with probably a scythe mini ninja, as the two 120mm fans right beside it will take the air away.
That should be able to cool any 45nm Core 2 Duo, even the top E8600.
by FuturePastNow
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DP43TF motherboard questions (P43)
Replies: 5
Views: 3539

danielG wrote:I'm about ready to give up here. :( I can't find a motherboard that doesn't suck.
That Intel board might be fine with a tower heatsink. They're probably being conservative in the tech manual.
by FuturePastNow
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DP43TF motherboard questions (P43)
Replies: 5
Views: 3539

Re: Intel DP43TF motherboard questions (P43)

I will be buying a Core 2 Quad in about a month and I'll be needing a new motherboard. After months of indecision, I settled on buying an Intel DP43TF motherboard. I have two nagging questions before I make the final decision: 1) It's got lots of coils. Will I have problems with coil whine? I brows...
by FuturePastNow
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 9600GT, will it be too hot?
Replies: 7
Views: 3915

I think I'd find a 9600GT with a quiet dual-slot cooler for that case. EVGA makes one.
by FuturePastNow
Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply for my new Core I7 system
Replies: 13
Views: 7386

Yeah, that calculator says my system should use over 500W, when in reality it is ~300W max, including two LCD monitors- a 24" and a 19". Those monitors are at least 100W on their own.
by FuturePastNow
Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone using noneraid WD GP drives for 24/7 operation?
Replies: 9
Views: 2549

I have one in a USB enclosure that has been running for several months now. I can't imagine why it would have a problem. "RAID Edition" drives are a waste of money even if you do use RAID.