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by faugusztin
Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Skylake NUC or Intel NUC D54250WYK2 or? ...for HTPC & madVR
Replies: 5
Views: 24714

Re: Skylake NUC or Intel NUC D54250WYK2 or? ...for HTPC

I had the i3 Haswell and Broadwell NUC. The Broadwell one is much less noisy for the typical use, and it can be made next to dead silent by setting 0% PWM rate until it reaches 70C, which under normal use (web browsing, Kodi, compiling some stuff in Eclipse etc) pretty much never does - so all you c...
by faugusztin
Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 48
Views: 20004

Re: Windows 10

xan_user wrote:Im guessing the "free" W10 offer doesn't apply to me, since my W7 installs were upgrades DVD's from XP? :/
It does. If you have W7 now, you can upgrade to W10.
by faugusztin
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 48
Views: 20004

Re: Windows 10

I have said nothing about creating a media. That tool has two options - Upgrade this PC, and create media :
http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/1/908350 ... w-to-guide
by faugusztin
Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 48
Views: 20004

Re: Windows 10

by faugusztin
Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung M9T 2TB (2.5-inch) & Seagate SSHD 2TB
Replies: 13
Views: 9454

Re: Samsung M9T 2TB (2.5-inch) & Seagate SSHD 2TB

Can't even provide a recording because it is random as hell.
by faugusztin
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung M9T 2TB (2.5-inch) & Seagate SSHD 2TB
Replies: 13
Views: 9454

Re: Samsung M9T 2TB (2.5-inch) & Seagate SSHD 2TB

My biggest issue with M9T ? Random beeping. Yes beeping. Not platter noise, not spindown/spinup noise. Serious beeping, it simply makes beeping noises. And i am not alone : http://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/2kfx9r/samsung_m9t_2tb_notebook_hard_drive_intermittent/ (PS: and it is not a fail...
by faugusztin
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermaltake Suppressor F51
Replies: 19
Views: 13634

Re: Thermaltake Suppressor F51

I think I understand the points you're trying to make, however, strictly speaking, I still view their business model as legitimate. My background is software engineering and over the course of years I've seen stuff being emulated (read: blatanly copied) and then improved upon, in the end producing ...
by faugusztin
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 48
Views: 20004

Re: Windows 10

Lucky Luciano wrote:Even if you opt in it won't install automatically, it just downloads. What I worry at the moment is actually the HDD space the in-place upgrade might take as I only have a 120 GB SSD.
In case of Windows 8.1 it was 3.5GB or so if my memory serves me right.
by faugusztin
Sun May 03, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any insight on Redux fans compared to the brown lineup ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2746

Re: Any insight on Redux fans compared to the brown lineup ?

To be simple enough, redux fans are technologically mostly previous gen Noctua fans, with grey color instead of brown, and with just the fan & screws in the kit. No noticeable noise difference.
by faugusztin
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kotetsu - Is there a better fan?
Replies: 10
Views: 3992

Re: Scythe Kotetsu - Is there a better fan?

Abula wrote:Good luck with your choice,
You should say "Good luck finding Scythe Gentle Typhoons" after their production has stopped for over a year now.
by faugusztin
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Zotac ZBOX Nano CI320
Replies: 18
Views: 20556

Re: Zotac ZBOX Nano CI320

I have Ubuntu & Plex on it. Results at Anandtech of various playback tests were promising, so i pulled the plug and so far it is doing fine.

@CA_Steve: i was testing a Intel 6235 in it, that is why i was commenting about the mPCIe card.
by faugusztin
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Zotac ZBOX Nano CI320
Replies: 18
Views: 20556

Re: Zotac ZBOX Nano C1320

FYI it is CI320, not C1320 :D. My personal experiences : 1) i hate the guy who invented the bottom rubber screws, they were next to impossible to remove. 2) installing the WiFi mPCIe was painful, the antenna cable closer to the side was hard to "plug". 3) i have yet to manage to get CIR working. 4) ...
by faugusztin
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung M9T 2TB (2.5-inch) & Seagate SSHD 2TB
Replies: 13
Views: 9454

Re: Samsung M9T 2TB (2.5-inch) & Seagate SSHD 2TB

I personally found the M9T 2TB very loud when it was not in standby mode, but then it was the only item producing noise in the whole house (300RPM Noctuas make no noise, 980 Strix makes no noise in idle either...). shocking that a 7200 rpm drive would be louder than 2 components that basically make...
by faugusztin
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung M9T 2TB (2.5-inch) & Seagate SSHD 2TB
Replies: 13
Views: 9454

Re: Samsung M9T 2TB (2.5-inch) & Seagate SSHD 2TB

I personally found the M9T 2TB very loud when it was not in standby mode, but then it was the only item producing noise in the whole house (300RPM Noctuas make no noise, 980 Strix makes no noise in idle either...).
by faugusztin
Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18525

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Hmm that is a very good point. It would be problematic to lose the first PCIe x16 slot. According to the Asus X99-A manual, the 4th x16 slot cannot be used along with an M.2. SSD and the 3th slot only supports x8 devices, and the 2nd slot shares bandwidth with some usb connectors and a pci-e x1 slo...
by faugusztin
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18525

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Why not NH-D15, especially due their exceptionaly good compatibility with tall heatspreaders ? Take a look at NH-D14 vs NH-D15 on a X99 Deluxe motherboard : http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Motherboards/ASUS-X99-Deluxe-Motherboard-Review/CPU-Cooler-Fit http://www.pcper.com/image/view/45505?return=node%2...
by faugusztin
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte vs Asus Fan Control
Replies: 34
Views: 21597

Re: Gigabyte vs Asus Fan Control

4) Whats the minimum % that asus allows on bios on CHA_FAN and on CPU_FAN? On sandy/ivy it allowed 20% on CPU and 40% on chassis, on haswell (none e) it bump the restrictions to 40% and 60%. Just for information, this is a PWM fan connected to a chasis fan connector near the outtake fan, configured...
by faugusztin
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte vs Asus Fan Control
Replies: 34
Views: 21597

Re: Gigabyte vs Asus Fan Control

I meant the list of choices, not that there is just single setting. Just to be clear.
by faugusztin
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte vs Asus Fan Control
Replies: 34
Views: 21597

Re: Gigabyte vs Asus Fan Control

http://cdn.auguszt.in/141011195854.jpg http://cdn.auguszt.in/141011195900.jpg http://cdn.auguszt.in/141011195907.jpg http://cdn.auguszt.in/141011195914.jpg http://cdn.auguszt.in/141011195920.jpg The speed low limit and profile options are identical for all fans. 1) I guess 4th picture answers this ...
by faugusztin
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte vs Asus Fan Control
Replies: 34
Views: 21597

Re: Gigabyte vs Asus Fan Control

For example, Asus apparently (personally i dont believe it out of so many lies from them), they made all their headers able to do 3pin and 4pin kinda like they have done with CPU_FAN, that you can decided on the bios if its 3pin voltage controlled or 4pin PWM controlled.... weather it true or not, ...
by faugusztin
Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacement for Fractal Define R4 140mm stock fans
Replies: 8
Views: 5693

Re: Replacement for Fractal Define R4 140mm stock fans

The 14cm Noctua redux 1200RPM (non-PWM) has this range according to my board :
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by faugusztin
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2.87gb RAM usable out of 4gb? help please.
Replies: 25
Views: 10774

Re: 2.87gb RAM usable out of 4gb? help please.

You won't get 3GB. 2.87GB is the maximum you can get, because total address space of your PC is 4GB, and your hardware devices need 1.13GB of that address space. As it was said, your best bet to reuse that CPU, while having 4GB or more RAM is to get a board with P35/P45/G41/G45/Q45 chipset. That mea...
by faugusztin
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2.87gb RAM usable out of 4gb? help please.
Replies: 25
Views: 10774

Re: 2.87gb RAM usable out of 4gb? help please.

As it was said, it's the chipset. i945 has a 32-bit memory controller, so while the rest of the system could run well with 64-bit stuff (software, drivers etc), it simply has no hardware to address more than 4GB of memory. And because you got hardware which also needs address space, the usable space...
by faugusztin
Mon May 26, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus H87I-PLUS hw monitoring/fan control - Linux [solved]
Replies: 20
Views: 9863

Re: Asus H87I-PLUS hardware monitoring/fan control, under Li

I've just compiled the nct6775 driver, but loading it (modprobe) I get a 'no such device' error. Damn. Ok, one more thing to try just out of top of my hat - try loading asus_atk0110 module. But the fact that nct6775 is not working for you is weird, because as you can see on the image it uses nuvoto...
by faugusztin
Mon May 26, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus H87I-PLUS hw monitoring/fan control - Linux [solved]
Replies: 20
Views: 9863

Re: Asus H87I-PLUS hardware monitoring/fan control, under Li

Try to load the nct6775 module and then run sensors. If it shows values, you are having a recent enough version of nct6775, if not, then : https://github.com/groeck/nct6775 Of course then you can then use the good old pwmconfig & fancontrol to control the fans. Personally i found many of ASUS & ASRo...
by faugusztin
Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best case for silent NAS / backup server.
Replies: 3
Views: 7434

Re: Best case for silent NAS / backup server.

I have a 14-drive system in Nanoxia DS1 (+1 SSD). Case itself is good, fans are relatively quiet, but the biggest noise maker will be the drives. With RED and Green drives it could be heard in a silent room or at night, but i could sleep in same room, so it wasn't bad. The only real alternative i se...
by faugusztin
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backblaze HD reliability survey vs Newegg customer reviews
Replies: 18
Views: 9400

Re: Backblaze HD reliability survey vs Newegg customer revie

Considering the Backblaze experiences, i would vote for your luck :lol: .
by faugusztin
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backblaze HD reliability survey vs Newegg customer reviews
Replies: 18
Views: 9400

Re: Backblaze HD reliability survey vs Newegg customer revie

Then you are lucky quest_for_silence, i had 2 of 3 Seagates in last 5 years die (1TB Barracuda LP 5900RPM and a 500GB in a Lenovo laptop). Sure, i had 7 of 8 WD20EARS die too - in same 5 year timeframe i had no WD10EADS (4), WD15EADS (4), WD20EARX* (6) or WD30EFRX (6) failures, at least not while i ...
by faugusztin
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backblaze HD reliability survey vs Newegg customer reviews
Replies: 18
Views: 9400

Re: Backblaze HD reliability survey vs Newegg customer revie

As most of you know, Backblaze released a HD reliability report based on their experience with thousands of Hitachi, Seagate and WD drives. In general the Hitachi units were best by far and the Seagates were terrible. WD was also not very good. WD not very good ? You are probably reading a differen...
by faugusztin
Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cpu Cooler for Fractal Node 304 Build
Replies: 7
Views: 5452

Re: Cpu Cooler for Fractal Node 304 Build

I had Corator DS there, i know that one will fit for sure, but i didn't used any of the HDD mounts when i had it in my system. Currently i have HR-02 oriented towards the right side (away from the PCI-E slot), because i needed a GPU on a system, sure, it blocked all inner HDD mount points, but i was...