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by mongobilly
Sun May 22, 2005 6:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Re: What do you think?

You can probably do without the front fan, just make sure that there's a reasonably big intake. Else it seems like a sensible system for non gamers (I'm building something along those lines myself).
by mongobilly
Sat May 21, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Spire K8 "1U Passive Solution"
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

This will only work with the usually pretty strong front to back airflow found on most 1U servers. Generally, they have like 4-7 high speed 40mm fans providing quite some airflow in those flat (4.5cm) cases.

Here, passive means: doesn't come with a fan. Not, doesn't one ;)
by mongobilly
Fri May 20, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Albatron ATOP: A new AGP-to-PCIe bridge card
Replies: 4
Views: 2194

This might fly if the cards were stacked on top of each other, so that they use two slots but like this? No point in using it, fast cards arent half size...
by mongobilly
Fri May 20, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital drives: Raptor 74 & Caviar SE 250
Replies: 64
Views: 48475

Someone said I must have hearing damage when I posted about this before. This review perhaps will open a few minds to the possibility of high performance AND quiet mass storage. If you claim basically not to hear a Cheetah, that might be the reason (there's something like selective hearing damage t...
by mongobilly
Thu May 19, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-power router/file server. Need advice.
Replies: 42
Views: 13603

lm: That's an interesting setup, though I am aiming for something a bit faster still. How do you measure power consumption by the way? mongobilly: It might not be ideal from a security point of view, though it should be reasonably secure if I block all incoming connections to Samba. Still I am aimi...
by mongobilly
Thu May 19, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital drives: Raptor 74 & Caviar SE 250
Replies: 64
Views: 48475

Now that is really a surprise for me WRT to the raptor. I'd have expected SCSI like shreeking (painful, almost, definitely painful once you reach 15K RPM) with it. Now there's one more on my list: supposedly, Samsung is about to release 200GB 5400 RPM drives that are speced with 2.1bel (their older ...
by mongobilly
Thu May 19, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-power router/file server. Need advice.
Replies: 42
Views: 13603

For fileserving/routing (probably not ideal to combine tho from a security point of view) a low end EPIA is more than enough and FreeBSD supports them well (aside of the MPEG chip which I couldn't get to run under any Unix). Also, 5400RPM drives will save some power (on that scale of power usage, HD...
by mongobilly
Thu May 19, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on Thermaltake - objective please
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

The Sonic Tower is a fine cooler for the money. It's a large, heavy beast tho and you definitely need to find a mainboard that likes it (For Socket 939 Asus A8V is a good choice). It's not really suited for ENTIRELY fanless operation, but as long as there's a case fan or 120mm PSU nearby it will wor...
by mongobilly
Fri May 13, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SPCR likely to review the TT SonicTower and the BigTyphoon??
Replies: 62
Views: 20789

Generally, ambient temps would range between 19-23°C.

You can buy perfectly passive systems from a few companies, actually. Cheap they aren't but they work for all I hear.
by mongobilly
Thu May 12, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Sonic Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 4317

First, try running the fan at a lower speed (i.e. lower voltage). If that doesn't help, get a better fan. In the US, 80mm Panaflo are well regarded. In Europe, Papst and Yate Loon.
by mongobilly
Thu May 12, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Sonic Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 4317

Okay, I have got it installed o my A64 3000+ and first thing I noticed is how noticably louder the stock fan is (to the stock AMD fan). Thankfully it is not noisy in terms of being whiny or screeching, but still making noticable noise in the room nevertheless. Uuh, the Sonic Tower doesn't come with...
by mongobilly
Thu May 12, 2005 9:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fantastic results with fan upside down
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

You could reverse the direction that way, it probably won't like it very much tho. Anectodal evidence: I recently mounted a Yate Loon the wrong way, started to make clicking noise right away, fixing the polarity made the noise go away.
by mongobilly
Thu May 12, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SPCR likely to review the TT SonicTower and the BigTyphoon??
Replies: 62
Views: 20789

Look around www.teschke.de , those are probably the most hardcore fan haters there are. Some guy in the Forum just recently built a Athlon 64 3000+ with some middle class graphics card, Yesico fanless PSU and NCU2000 for the CPU. Says it runs perfectly for 24h+
by mongobilly
Thu May 12, 2005 6:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SPCR likely to review the TT SonicTower and the BigTyphoon??
Replies: 62
Views: 20789

I have the SonicTower staying right beside me (for lack of a board with proper mounting holes as I got suckered to buy Gigabyte :-( I couldn't test it so far). For all we know, it performs marvellously with some fan near it (be it 120mm PSU or case fan). The fins aren't THAT close, BTW. Claiming the...
by mongobilly
Sat May 07, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung P120 200GB SATA tested and ...............
Replies: 53
Views: 28884

The P120 is the latest Samsung drive!
by mongobilly
Thu May 05, 2005 4:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Coolest mid-pack performance CPU
Replies: 4
Views: 3769

Athlon64 3000+ Socket 939, either in Winchester or Venice version (i.e. 90nm).
by mongobilly
Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183544

Tibors -- They simply said the 01HT series are not the same as the 00HT series. It is possible that the 01HT series are similar to the HB series, which are the S12-330, 380 & 430 -- derived from the Super Tornados. But the 01HT series are OEM -- no packaging, no AC cable, shorter output cables all ...
by mongobilly
Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183544

So the SS400HT does fan control but not the SS401HT?

The PDFs on Seasonic sites say that about both SS400HT and SS401HT, but S12 series got a much neater, end user like PDF with graphs of the fan control configuration even?
by mongobilly
Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183544

It would seem to me that the SSXXX-HT doesn't have any fan controller. So how silent is it really? The SS300 seems like a steal at 39€ but if it's noisy it's money not so well spent...