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by mingv7v
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment
Replies: 22
Views: 9067

Re: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment

There should be 4K samples that you can download and use as test, Kodi has a page with samples in its Wiki. If a 4K HEVC/H.265 clip plays without problem then your HW decoder is working. The 1030 has HW decode but no HW ENcode, if HW decode is working on local 4K media and a 1080 an online video stu...
by mingv7v
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment
Replies: 22
Views: 9067

Re: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment

Do you have problem playing local contents using same codec and resolution as online streams? Check that first, if local contents play OK, fault is somewhere along the online stream.
by mingv7v
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment
Replies: 22
Views: 9067

Re: GTX 1030 Video Decode Disapointment

This one pushes it regularly to 100% on various parts of the video at 4K, sometimes there are stutters at even 1080p Quick Google on the 1030 specs shows that playback should not be a problem: https://developer.nvidia.com/video-encode-decode-gpu-support-matrix https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?t...
by mingv7v
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wifi for competitive gaming?
Replies: 5
Views: 5741

Re: Wifi for competitive gaming?

t0bi wrote:I've been procrastinating on whether should I switch to ethernet or not.
AmazonBasic 50ft CAT6 cable goes for something like $12. Get one and see if it makes a difference in your game play. If it makes no difference, return it.
by mingv7v
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?
Replies: 19
Views: 49258

Re: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?

Vicotnik wrote:I agree with you. But this is actually how my setup is. :) It's a shelf there, above the refrigerator, behind a screen.
Yeah, everything's a compromise, but we have an enclosed kitchen and we do a lot of steaming, so its a no-no for computers.
by mingv7v
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: With helium drives, anything above 6TB = noisy?
Replies: 26
Views: 28960

Re: With helium drives, anything above 6TB = noisy?

not sure if a drive was defective but its noisy. I think it's the chassis. I have a 2 bay cousin of that QNAP with the same caddy system. I can hear the 6TB Ironwolfs I have there too -- the caddy is attached to the chassis by plastic latches, no damping anywhere. The 10TB Ironwolf is in a Antec 18...
by mingv7v
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?
Replies: 19
Views: 49258

Re: Is a NAS worth it for a single user?

Is there a way to have the NAS be at the same time silent and appropriately cooled? Sure it's possible, operating max temp for many WD NAS drives is 65C and for Seagate 70C. And usually the only thing that'll drive up the CPU load/temp in a media/home automation server is video transcoding and that...
by mingv7v
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: With helium drives, anything above 6TB = noisy?
Replies: 26
Views: 28960

Re: With helium drives, anything above 6TB = noisy?

Nearly a year on. . . has anything improved? I can't hear any difference between the Ironwolf 10Tb I bought recently and the 8TBs I bought a year(?) ago. Only difference I've noticed doesn't affect noise, and mainly of interest to people running RAID 5, Seagate seems to have upped the URE spec for ...
by mingv7v
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HDD upgrade in server - sys drive
Replies: 2
Views: 3895

Re: HDD upgrade in server - sys drive

and am now contemplating if I in the new setup should also setup the sys and dbase drive in mirror, to reduce the risk from disk failure (I had my share in the past). Depends on what's important to you. Mirroring your system and database drives is more an assurance of server availability than backu...
by mingv7v
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cleaning fans
Replies: 3
Views: 3665

Re: Cleaning fans

I imagine after 8 years they probably make more noise than they could. If it's noisier than before then you probably need to lubricate them -- it may work with some fans, not with others. If you want to get rid of *all* the dirt, take them out, blow off surface dirt with compress air and then clean...
by mingv7v
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and case
Replies: 16
Views: 7277

Re: Silent/quiet small NAS. Need help with cooling, PSU and

I forgot to add that BTRFS or ZFS and encryption will be used on this. ZFS works best with ECC RAM and lots of it (1GB per TB of storage), and you'll need a UPS. With encryption you'll need something more than a celeron. What's your budget? 1x 3.5" Seagate Skyhawk, there's some possibility this wil...
by mingv7v
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Snooze and lose... Can I raid a DESKSTAR NAS 3TB w/a 4TB?
Replies: 5
Views: 8956

Re: Snooze and lose... Can I raid a DESKSTAR NAS 3TB w/a 4TB

Understand that server use is different, but was still impressed by the significant difference in reliability. Not only usage is different but those HGST models have not been in production for a few years. For all we know with the change of ownership and WD selling off parts of HGST to Tosh, curren...
by mingv7v
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Snooze and lose... Can I raid a DESKSTAR NAS 3TB w/a 4TB?
Replies: 5
Views: 8956

Re: Snooze and lose... Can I raid a DESKSTAR NAS 3TB w/a 4TB

Bought HGST 3TB last year... the 3TB version is no longer available. You're going with HGST drives because of the Backblaze reliability report? Note that the HGST models used by Backblaze haven't been produced for a few years and the majority of those were enterprise drives. While the Backblaze rep...
by mingv7v
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: quiet RX 550?
Replies: 9
Views: 5250

Re: quiet RX 550?

If you don't mind Nvidia I think Palit has a Geforce 1050Ti that is fanless with a HDMI and displayport. I haven't done it for a long time but you may want to look into whether dual graphics cards will work for you. Much easier (and cheaper) to find fanless UHD cards with single HDMI. Lastly I think...
by mingv7v
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: quiet RX 550?
Replies: 9
Views: 5250

Re: quiet RX 550?

mingus wrote:Pretty set on a pair of new LG 4K monitors. [...] no gaming.
What CPU are you using? And which 4K - UHD (3840) or DCI (4096)? I think LG offers both.

For UHD the IGP on Haswell and later should be fine, just check the mobo has the necessary connectors.

With DCI you'll need Skylake and later.
by mingv7v
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent media + webhosting server capable 4k HEVC transcoding
Replies: 10
Views: 4781

Re: Silent media + webhosting server capable 4k HEVC transco

RAM: IBM 4x16gb PC3-12800R DDR3-1600MHz REG ECC Supermicro mobos can be picky about RAM, stick to the modules that are listed as tested if possible. My question is really, how to make something like this quiet? Both CPU heatsinks / fans but also the PSU I am a bit lost about. With DP boards you're ...
by mingv7v
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The Ten Year PC Build
Replies: 34
Views: 18880

Re: The Ten Year PC Build

I have an HDMI port I could use to add a third. If I have more than one high resolution (over 1900x1200 or 1080p) then I'll have to get a separate graphics card to be able to handle them. Intel's integrated graphics will handle 3 x 4K monitors fine. But to do that you need to daisy chain the monito...
by mingv7v
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent media + webhosting server capable 4k HEVC transcoding
Replies: 10
Views: 4781

Re: Silent media + webhosting server capable 4k HEVC transco

Plex media server, where I would like to have 4k on the fly transcoding power For on the fly Plex 4K transcoding, x264 or x265? Plex has a page somewhere listing the CPU benchmark score recommended for transcodeing x264 videos of various bitrates. x265 videos will require more (no clue as to how mu...
by mingv7v
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The Ten Year PC Build
Replies: 34
Views: 18880

Re: The Ten Year PC Build

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 Coffee Lake (if they ever come back in stock) According to Intel Coffee Lake parts from their Chengdu plant should be available by mid Dec, that should ease the stock situation. Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z370A This thing is a bit more expensive than I'd like for a motherboard,...
by mingv7v
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The Ten Year PC Build
Replies: 34
Views: 18880

Re: The Ten Year PC Build

I'm hoping to be able to go with Coffee Lake, but I don't want to wait any longer than that, We get Coffee Lake and the 300 series chipset next week. Even if you wait only a month for the initial bugs to be sorted it's already November. Personally I'd wait a bit longer for the platform to stabilise...
by mingv7v
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The Ten Year PC Build
Replies: 34
Views: 18880

Re: The Ten Year PC Build

The Coffee Lake chips should ship next month, Cannonlake may ship soon after that... Despite rumours of Cannonlake slipping to late 2018, INTC insist they will ship some low volume Cannonlake SKUs by the end of this year and then ramp up the volume during 1st half 2018. If you're waiting then might...
by mingv7v
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The Ten Year PC Build
Replies: 34
Views: 18880

Re: The Ten Year PC Build

I also backup to Backblaze for offsite, although restoring from that is a royal PITA. True file versioning on an internal would take of ransomware, since the new encrypted file is a new version of the file. Do you know if Windows File History handles this? When I need to use File History it is usua...
by mingv7v
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The Ten Year PC Build
Replies: 34
Views: 18880

Re: The Ten Year PC Build

Good to know. Might be an option. Kind of want a graphics card, although I'm not sure it's necessary per se. I'd start without a discrete graphics card. You can always add one later on if you find the integrated graphics wanting. Hmmm, ok, I'll have to go dig into the reviews and see what chipset I...
by mingv7v
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The Ten Year PC Build
Replies: 34
Views: 18880

Re: The Ten Year PC Build

Graphics: I want a really quiet card in the $150 range that can support triple 4k monitors. I don't have any 4k monitors (other than my TV which will not be hooked up to this machine) right now, but I want the ability to add them later. Any suggestions? For now, I will be running double or triple m...
by mingv7v
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Rosewill Case Fans
Replies: 0
Views: 4718

Rosewill Case Fans

I'm moving a couple of servers from Antec p182 to Rosewill rsv r4000 rackmount case. Question is how good are Rosewill fans? Are they reliable enough long term or is it better to change to some bearing fans? Maybe I should phrase it this way: I'm not going to spring for 8 Noctua industrials, is it w...
by mingv7v
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help with HDD Suspension for Silverstone FT05
Replies: 0
Views: 6323

Help with HDD Suspension for Silverstone FT05

A week or so ago my WD Red died and I bought a HGST 7k 5TB NAS drive that was on sale, installed it in the FT05 and boy was it LOUD! There was constant loud droning from the spinning discs (I can feel the side panels vibrating/resonating) and head seek was like someone drumming on the panels. Search...
by mingv7v
Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Horizontal case for a file server
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Horizontal case for a file server

I have a GD06, got it soon after it was released so what's currently available may have undergone revisions. For me the GD06's 2 hot swap bays are too noisy to be of use (other than temporary) in a HTPC. I have a FreeNAS server running RAIDZ2, it's a Xeon e3 on a Supermicro mobo but there are non Xe...
by mingv7v
Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice & Comments For New Build
Replies: 10
Views: 2130

Re: Advice & Comments For New Build

Thanks again for all the help. Have been testing the new build for a couple of weeks now, pretty happy with the results so far. Loved the thick front and back aluminium panels of the FT05, but the assembly is pretty fiddly especially trying to connect anything that's on the front edge of the mobo, a...
by mingv7v
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice & Comments For New Build
Replies: 10
Views: 2130

Re: Advice & Comments For New Build

OK, thanks Steve. I'm going to install W10 preview for the initial shakedown. Would have preferred W7 but the EOL is in less than 5 years and the hardware is going to last longer than that, so W10 is what I'm planning for unless I find it totally unstable. I see affiliated links for amazon and neweg...
by mingv7v
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice & Comments For New Build
Replies: 10
Views: 2130

Re: Advice & Comments For New Build

Will get the K version, thanks. I did did consider at the Fractals but I've been using P18*s since it came out so this time I just wanted something totally different. From the reviews I gathered that the FT05 180mm fans are some what noisy, but I thought if they cannot be slowed down to an acceptabl...