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by gabeyd
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is this concept for a custom-built NAS feasible?
Replies: 13
Views: 11476

Re: Is this concept for a custom-built NAS feasible?

Check out BackupPC. It's a bit of a config to get setup initially, but once setup with rsync clients, it will back up anything, does great disk sharing, easy web interface for clients, runs automatically, e-mails reports, etc. It's what I'm using on my home built NAS. http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/
by gabeyd
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A 7.4x5.0mm power jack for a PicoPSU?
Replies: 1
Views: 1445

Re: A 7.4x5.0mm power jack for a PicoPSU?

You are going to need to cut one or the other off, find the matching replacement, and solder it on (or switch both connectors to something else entirely that you can get both male and female of). Make sure you get + and - correct too! This might help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaxial_power_conne...
by gabeyd
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Small, Low Power, Quiet Atom based Linux server
Replies: 28
Views: 42492

Running Ubuntu Server 9.10. My server's primary function is to run BackupPC . It automatically backups up itself, my web server, my desktop PC, my laptop, and my wife's laptop. Very cool software. Check it out if you have not seen it before. Also, it runs a perforce server for source code management...
by gabeyd
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silent high efficiency ~100W PSU?
Replies: 9
Views: 4682

I'm using a Pico 150W in my D510MO build with an 80W adapter that came with the Pico in a retail kit at Fry's.

Details, photos, and power consumption data for my build here:

viewtopic.php?t=57965
by gabeyd
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Small, Low Power, Quiet Atom based Linux server
Replies: 28
Views: 42492

Ya, lm-sensors works fine for temperatures, but does report bad values for voltages. I'm also using hddtemp for hard drive temps, both monitored and logged with munin. munin looks pretty slick. I'll need to check into that for sure. Any tips / stuff to look out for with munin? The default hard driv...
by gabeyd
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Small, Low Power, Quiet Atom based Linux server
Replies: 28
Views: 42492

could you measure the gap size from where your mobo ends to where the edge of the case is? I'm so desperately itching for 2cm. your mobo is 170mm wide, i need roughly 191 (i'm willing to take a chance on .5mm). Would much rather be safe than sorry for a case this size 18mm. It would be VERY close. ...
by gabeyd
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Small, Low Power, Quiet Atom based Linux server
Replies: 28
Views: 42492

To answer both questions in one reply: 1) If there was no CD/DVD, then there is 4 5/8" clearance from the top of the motherboard (not the socket) to the wall of the case. So, my guess is that a mini ninja would NOT fit, since the CPU and socket are almost certainly going to be more than 1/8", unless...
by gabeyd
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Small, Low Power, Quiet Atom based Linux server
Replies: 28
Views: 42492

That's a really nice case, I actually love it. With the PSU removed, could a mATX board fit? 190.5mm x 228.6mm area for the mobo. I don't need any expansion slots, just a much smaller case... I have a PICO and all. It looks like it might just barely fit? Ok, there's a second vote for me to open it ...
by gabeyd
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Small, Low Power, Quiet Atom based Linux server
Replies: 28
Views: 42492

Sweet rig! With no optical drive would a mini ninja fit?(not on that mobo) Or do you know the case dimensions? Don't see it at all on raidmax site... Not sure how big a mini ninja is, but the case is 5 1/8" by 9 1/4" by 11 1/2" roughly. I can take some internal measurements for you the next time I ...
by gabeyd
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Small, Low Power, Quiet Atom based Linux server
Replies: 28
Views: 42492

Ya, lm-sensors works fine for temperatures, but does report bad values for voltages. I'm also using hddtemp for hard drive temps, both monitored and logged with munin.

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by gabeyd
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Small, Low Power, Quiet Atom based Linux server
Replies: 28
Views: 42492

Small, Low Power, Quiet Atom based Linux server

I rebuilt my home BackupPC / Perforce / Samba server recently. It runs 24/7 (but disks spin down overnight usually), so I wanted low power consumption, small is always nice, and quiet is nice, but it will be moving to a closet once I'm done tweaking on it, so quiet is third on the list. It runs Back...
by gabeyd
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: terrible squealing noise coming from laptop power adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 2138

Bump.

My wife's laptop power adapter just started doing this too... Seems to be a new thing.

It is also only when the laptop is sleeping or off.

Anyone figured this out.
by gabeyd
Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GIGABYTE GV-R485MC-1GI passive HD 4850 - anyone try it?
Replies: 4
Views: 6089

Have you seen this thread?

viewtopic.php?t=49817&highlight=

I have one of the dual-dvi (old?) versions if you have questions.
by gabeyd
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New Silent Build - Solo - E8400 C2D - Passive Video, etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 8354

whisper wrote:I wonder, would your ducting be more effective if you disabled the front case fans?
Probably, but it seems to be more than effective enough, and I want some air moving across the two hard drives too...
by gabeyd
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New Silent Build - Solo - E8400 C2D - Passive Video, etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 8354

8G because why not? It's only $50 to go from 4G to 8G, and then I never (well, never say never) have to worry about running low on memory. I don't do any major graphics stuff, but I will have Firefox, Thunderbird, Photoshop Elements, Outlook, AcdSee, and various other things all running at the same ...
by gabeyd
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Reasonably silent E8400 system with built-in graphics
Replies: 10
Views: 2778

My new build has a Mac Mini sitting on top if it, and the Mac is louder than the PC. Both the fan in the Mac and the hard drive in the mac are louder than the fans and hard drives in the PC. Here are the details of my build, it's similar to what you want to do. I really like the Solo case, though I'...
by gabeyd
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need a cpu cooler for GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P
Replies: 5
Views: 2462

Re: Need a cpu cooler for GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P

Im planning on getting an e8400 (E0) and overclocking it to 4ghz. I was set on getting the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 but then read some reviews that it won't fit this board. Are there any alternatives that matches the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 in performance and price? I have a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 on my Gigabyte ...
by gabeyd
Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New Silent Build - Solo - E8400 C2D - Passive Video, etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 8354

Wow, that's a nice build! :) Excellent component selection. What kind of temps are you getting? (especially on the 4850) Idle: CPU Cores 37/37 C @ 2.4GHz 1.1V 4850 GPU 46 C @ 500/960 FurMark + Orthos at the same time (for 20 min): CPU Cores 54/54 C @ 3.6GHz 1.25V 4850 GPU 76 C @ 640/960 Temps read ...
by gabeyd
Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte passive HD4850
Replies: 77
Views: 60172

Mine is working great. It does need some airflow: Idle with side of case removed: 70c Idle with case closed: 42c Idle with case closed w/ duct: 37c My duct goes from the vertical openings at the back of the Solo to put the air right onto the card's heatsink toward the front of the case. If you watc...
by gabeyd
Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New Silent Build - Solo - E8400 C2D - Passive Video, etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 8354

New Silent Build - Solo - E8400 C2D - Passive Video, etc.

Specs: Antec Solo case Corsair VX450 power Gigabyte EP45-UD3R motherboard Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.6GHz stock voltage Xigmatek S1283 w/ stock fan Bios speed controlled 8G G.Skill DDR2 PC6400 4-4-4-12 @ 1.9V Gigabyte GV-R485MC-1GH ATI 4850 Passive Video 2x Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640G Nexus 120m...
by gabeyd
Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
Replies: 27
Views: 10015

I'll boot WinXP Pro later (I have dual boot setup, but usually run Vista 64-bit). I have 8G of RAM though, not 4, but I think the answer in both cases is about 3.2G seen by the OS. But, I'll try next time I reboot and let you know. Yes, booting my 8G machine into XP Pro 32-bit shows 3.25G of Memory...
by gabeyd
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
Replies: 27
Views: 10015

I would like to know if the easytune software is used to update bios, drivers and utilities, or is it used just for monitoring and tweeking them. Just for monitoring and setting the Overclocking options. I actually couldn't get the windows based bios flash to work - a different program, and had to ...
by gabeyd
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
Replies: 27
Views: 10015

Oh yes, i have some questions :) First of all, can i mount a Noctua NHU9B on this motherboard? Is there enough space? http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=17&lng=en In your opinion, is it too heavy for this motherboard? It weight 550g with fan. I have an antec P150, is there e...
by gabeyd
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
Replies: 27
Views: 10015

gabeyd, how's the fan control on your board? Is the Gigabyte utility any good for this? Speedfan can control 2 of the fan headers. The board has 4 total, but I can only get control on two of them. That is the two 4 pin ones. My CPU fan is 4 pin and controls from speed fan. The other 4 pin connector...
by gabeyd
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
Replies: 27
Views: 10015

_MarcoM_ wrote:Very nice mini-review, i'm interested in the little sister EP45-UD3R, similar features. I will use my conroe e6400 and 2GB pc5400 corsair, hope they work on it :roll:
I have an EP45-UD3R with an E8400 @ 3.6 and 4G of pc6400. Anything you want to know about it?
by gabeyd
Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which MB supports overclocking with speedstep?
Replies: 16
Views: 4538

Wow, great, that works on my Gigabyte EP45-UD3R too! Set all CPU voltages to "Normal" in the BIOS, and now I'm running my E8400 at 3.6GHz 400x9 stock voltage (1.25) and it drops to 2.4GHz 400x6, 1.1 V. I have an E0 stepping C2D E8400. Works great! Prime 95 testing at 3.6GHz now. I wasn't going to ov...
by gabeyd
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte passive HD4850
Replies: 77
Views: 60172

Mine is working great. It does need some airflow: Idle with side of case removed: 70c Idle with case closed: 42c Idle with case closed w/ duct: 37c My duct goes from the vertical openings at the back of the Solo to put the air right onto the card's heatsink toward the front of the case. If you watch...
by gabeyd
Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 148880

My isellsurplus order has not shipped yet either, but the fans were listed as 2-3 days, not next day available as many other items are. Though, if you check today, they fans are NOW listed next day ready, so our orders should ship soon.
by gabeyd
Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 148880

I already ordered from isellsurplus.com, but compgeeks has them back in stock if anyone is interested in ordering from there instead.

-Gabe
by gabeyd
Mon Dec 20, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me choose a fan controller
Replies: 35
Views: 14221

Akasa AK-FC-03 isn't availible in north america as far as I can tell. it would cost me a fortune to inport it from the UK. any other suggestons? I'm 99% certain that this is the same product: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-883-001&depa=0 I bought one made by "Super Flo...