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by Turas
Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Windows on USB Flash or CF Practical?
Replies: 15
Views: 6106

The DMA Mode seems to be real important. I have read about 5 or 6 articles on this and they all came up with slow results unless they used a card that actually suppoted DMA. Apearently not all of the CF cards do and it is very difficult to figure out as it is not always advertised. I was going to do...
by Turas
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help choose SSDs for SPCR's test systems
Replies: 88
Views: 36634

as an ealier poster said, I would stick with Sata drives as the IDE is fading quickly.
by Turas
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: MTron MOBI -- reasonably priced consumer SSDs
Replies: 10
Views: 3536

Ah, I had not noticed that one as I was only looking into the SATA versions. Transcend does have a sata one also but yeah the perfomance is dismal. The Sandisk seems to be a decent comprimise of performance and price. And it should only get cheaper. Hopefully the PNY's and Seagate's will be out firs...
by Turas
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: MTron MOBI -- reasonably priced consumer SSDs
Replies: 10
Views: 3536

You can order the 32GB and 64Gb Sandisks from Dell. I have ordered 2- 32GB ones for $515 and 4 64Gb ones for $890. That was with a corp discount though but is much cheaper than the 800GB for a 32GB on newegg. For the 64GB one that brings it down to just under $14 per GB. Still pretty high but defina...
by Turas
Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, 14 drives, SSD, Raid5+6, Status: V.5 New pics up
Replies: 53
Views: 55142

Can you com do my cables?
:)
by Turas
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: How to tell how powerful pump is needed
Replies: 3
Views: 3948

How to tell how powerful pump is needed

I was once loking at a passive solution but have decided to use active instead. I have most of the equip on order or on hand but am curious about the pump. I plan on cooling dual Xeon quad cores, 2900XT, 4 FB DIMM chips, and the chipset. I may also add a single rad right before the video card to mak...
by Turas
Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:52 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator II for Dual CPU system
Replies: 16
Views: 6338

I am most likely going to use the DangerDen waterblock for the 2900 since it is the only one I can find. The CPU block will most likely be the Swifttech Apogee GT. Both of those are copper though so I will have to make she I keep plenty of anti-corrosion additive in the system. :(
by Turas
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator II for Dual CPU system
Replies: 16
Views: 6338

Well, my questions was really about the dual CPU and then also the Vid card. But I guess if it could handle to video cards and a CPU it would probably work. I could not find anyone running dual XEONs with water cooling via google. Zalman said it could handle it but I was hoping to find someone else ...
by Turas
Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator II for Dual CPU system
Replies: 16
Views: 6338

I've ordered the Kill_a_watt meter so I can check my current power usage so I can gauge the neded power supply. Whether or not the reserator will work seems to still be up in the air. One common answer is a custom built one will def perform better which I understand but these are real nice as they a...
by Turas
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator II for Dual CPU system
Replies: 16
Views: 6338

You are correct, the parts are not all standard. I am planning on switching cases with most likely the Antec P182. I will most likely go with the Corsair 620HX power supply. I have not decided on the motherboard yet. I will then transplant the rest of the gear to the new case. I do plan on upgrading...
by Turas
Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator II for Dual CPU system
Replies: 16
Views: 6338

Wow, thanks for all the information and great links. i have lots of reading to do so that I can make an informed decision.
by Turas
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator II for Dual CPU system
Replies: 16
Views: 6338

Thanks for the info. I will start checking out the reviews of the active units.
by Turas
Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator II for Dual CPU system
Replies: 16
Views: 6338

Reserator II for Dual CPU system

I currently have a dell Precision 490 with Dual 5160 3Ghz XEON, 8GB RAM, Diamond ATI 2900XT video Card. My hard drives were 2-15K SAS drives but I have removed those to go with 4- 2.5" SAS drives. The machine getting to noisy still and think it is the video car and system fans. I am thinking of gett...