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by rthorntn
Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to silence your car
Replies: 88
Views: 42531

Re: How to silence your car

Apologies from me.
by rthorntn
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to silence your car
Replies: 88
Views: 42531

Re: How to silence your car

It's not a novel, it's a forum post, use your imagination to insert full-stops, or don't, I don't care ;) His job sounds like an awesome opportunity for couriers, documentation and teleconferencing, technology is amazing, you can do surgery remotely, make a plane or car that can operate autonomously...
by rthorntn
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to silence your car
Replies: 88
Views: 42531

Re: How to silence your car

I think you must be confused, I never at any point stated I am a scientist and I am not throwing scientific numbers about, frankly I am a bit confused as to why a scientist appears to be doing the job of a delivery driver, surely your impressive brain could get you a nice cushy desk job, all the dri...
by rthorntn
Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to silence your car
Replies: 88
Views: 42531

Re: How to silence your car

edh, it's almost as if you're arguing that diesel undeservedly has a bad rap, it is a less refined form of fuel compared to petrol therefore it's dirtier, you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a f#c*ing pig: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/10/pollutionwatch-petrol-diesel-clima...
by rthorntn
Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to silence your car
Replies: 88
Views: 42531

Re: How to silence your car

Edh, you mention Glasgow are you Scottish? http://oecdinsights.org/2013/06/19/avoiding-death-by-diesel/ I didn't buy a deisel because diesel is shit. I drive a brand new Prius V, it doesn't get marketed here in Oz, 5.2l/100km average right now, its petrol and has a pretty small ICE, I had my last ca...
by rthorntn
Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to silence your car
Replies: 88
Views: 42531

Re: How to silence your car

edh, you sir/madam are an idiot, you can copy and paste from datasheets well but you clearly have no bloody idea about the real world, a prius is thrown away after 10 years is it, Land Rover Defender has a better overall environmental impact, care to elaborate? Do you work for big oil?
by rthorntn
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Interesting PicoITX boards with AMD G series
Replies: 11
Views: 5238

Re: Interesting PicoITX boards with AMD G series

G'day everyone, any thoughts on creating a kickstarter or indiegogo campaign so we can buy enough of these to interest the manufacturer and get the price down?

Thanks.

Richard
by rthorntn
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU problem!
Replies: 8
Views: 3762

Re: PicoPSU problem!

My guess from looking at the link is you are drawing too much power from a rail, probably the 12v. The 90w is probably more suitable for a much lower wattage cpu. Upgrade it to a heftier pico psu, maybe the 160w and a 12v brick, the pico just passes the 12v through making your life easier. --Richard
by rthorntn
Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How do I work out if a Pico PSU can handle my components
Replies: 1
Views: 615

How do I work out if a Pico PSU can handle my components

Hello, So I have all the bits I want to run on a PICOPSU-160-XT but I don't have the PICOPSU or brick yet. I do have a 300w ATX PSU and I want to use this to test if I get more than 8A draw on any of the lines, the problem is I don't know how to do that, can somebody help? I already have a kill-a-wa...
by rthorntn
Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I'm going for an external psu
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: I'm going for an external psu

Thanks Jim. So as an update. ASRock Z68 Extreme4 bought (I need the PCIe slots and bandwidth) i5 2500t 8GB RAM 4 x WD10TPVT (5 VDC, Read/Write, 500mA) PCI card (3.3V or 5V, 5W max) PCI-e (powered from 3.3V and 12V, 2.5A and 0.14A maximum, respectively, a total of 10W maximum) PCI-e (3.3v, 1.3A) PCI-...
by rthorntn
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I'm going for an external psu
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: I'm going for an external psu

Thanks for the info Jim. I see the specs for the 10G card - 10 watts The two PCI cards are 8 watts each It isn't as bad as I thought. There is no link to medicine (I was referring to the electrodacus 130 watt pico from ebay), its a security appliance. So roughly: 45w cpu 20w motherboard 16w PCI 24w ...
by rthorntn
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I'm going for an external psu
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

I'm going for an external psu

Hi All, I'm building: Custom SFF case ATX Z68 board 45w SB Xeon w/onboard graphics 2 x SSD 4 x 1TB 2.5" WD Blue 4 x slow 120mm fans 2 x PCI cards that run hot so must draw a lot 3 x PCIe cards (10gbe and two 11n) Will add another 2 x PCIe cards (10gbe and dual port 1gbe) My worry is the different ra...
by rthorntn
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ultra compact ATX case
Replies: 9
Views: 4947

Re: Ultra compact ATX case

Thanks Luke, you mean I should buy a normal part like: Intel Xeon E3-1235 (with onboard P3000 video) 95W TDP For $79 cheaper and underclock/undervolt it? Or go for a non Xeon? I kind of like the idea of the low voltage part and as long as it's under $100 difference it's OK but I am probably missing ...
by rthorntn
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18475

Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

Hi,

Has anybody actually bought one of these yet?

Thanks!

--Richard
by rthorntn
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ultra compact ATX case
Replies: 9
Views: 4947

Re: Ultra compact ATX case

The question now is with these components in mind: Asus P8B WS Intel Xeon E3-1260L 4GB RAM ADSL2+ PCI Card [http://linitx.com/product/12181] 10GbE PCIe card [ SMC TigerCard XFP] 2 x Sparklan WPEA-127N [installed in Mini PCI-E to PCI-E Adapters} 2 x SSD 4 x 2.5" 1TB 120mm Fan In the Coolermaster RC-3...
by rthorntn
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ultra compact ATX case
Replies: 9
Views: 4947

Re: Ultra compact ATX case

Thanks Mentawl, that looks great!

--Richard
by rthorntn
Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ultra compact ATX case
Replies: 9
Views: 4947

Ultra compact ATX case

Hi All, I am about to buy a motherboard, the Asus P8B WS, it's ATX. Now this is for (high-speed, low noise) firewall. So the question, has anyone seen an ultra compact ATX case for sale, here's what I was thinking: Just a little taller than a PCI slot Just a little wider and deeper than an ATX mothe...
by rthorntn
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 24 hard drive bay "near-silent" server build
Replies: 12
Views: 10233

Re: 24 hard drive bay "near-silent" server build

Very, very, cool, I would have went down this path if i had space in my house for a rack. Instead I got a guy (Spotswood, he is doing a worklog in the modding section of OCAU) in New Hampshire (i'm in Sydney) to build me a cube that takes dual EATX motherboards/PSU's and 24 disks with the aim of it ...
by rthorntn
Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 24 disk storage case
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: 24 disk storage case

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated. The material is Aluminium, i'm not building it but on the sketches it looks very sturdy. Do you have any recommendations on the rubber that the nose of the drive rests on? Builder has ordered this from http://www.mcmaster.com/. UPDATE: the tubing separating t...
by rthorntn
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 24 disk storage case
Replies: 2
Views: 920

24 disk storage case

Hi I am having a custom case built and am looking for disk recommendations. The disks are nose down in a "cage", 3 rows of 8 disks, the disks separated on all sides by metal rods covered in rubber, the end of the disks rests on a rubber strip, so no disk touches another and they disks don't touch me...
by rthorntn
Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: dvd-a noisy dvdrom
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

i found spdwin.exe on pioneer europe website which is the only util that worked it allows you to set a quiet mode which is a lot better
by rthorntn
Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: dvd-a noisy dvdrom
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

its a windows xp box and the drive is a 120s
by rthorntn
Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: dvd-a noisy dvdrom
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

dvd-a noisy dvdrom

is there any way to make a dvdrom quieter in its firmware or something, the noise only bothers me when I am listening to dvd-audio I have a pioneer slot loader, surely dvd-audio only need single speed operation, single speed would be quieter than 8 speed you would think, if dvd-a could be ripped I w...
by rthorntn
Sun Mar 14, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 8 drive raid suspension
Replies: 10
Views: 3084

progress

I have built the cage, and affixed a single drive (the 8 drives haven't arrived), it looks pretty cool, suspension feels pretty sturdy, I will post photos when I have 8 running drives in there!
by rthorntn
Sat Mar 13, 2004 2:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 8 drive raid suspension
Replies: 10
Views: 3084

rooms

only two rooms, no cupboards, no loft or basement.
by rthorntn
Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 8 drive raid suspension
Replies: 10
Views: 3084

Thanks

Thanks for your suggestions - Attach the drives conventionally to the cage I would have to build a cage because the case doesnt really have enough space as it is to mount 8 drives with a decent amount of space between them at the front? It has 4 x 5.25 bays and two of those removable 3.5 bay things,...
by rthorntn
Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 8 drive raid suspension
Replies: 10
Views: 3084

any comments?

any comments?
by rthorntn
Fri Mar 12, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 8 drive raid suspension
Replies: 10
Views: 3084

8 drive raid suspension

Hi I am new to posting here so please be gentle :D I am about to build a raid server I have the card (8 port raidcore) and the drives are on order (8 x Hitachi 7k250) I have a standard chieftek case and I am going to drill the rivets out of the front drive cages and remove the lot. I am going to bui...