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by pm.stacker
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
Views: 30697

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It depends on which X264 encoding preset you use, and how speedy is decoding and processing of the source video. I encode in X264 2-pass mode "extra quality" which is only 1 step below the old 2-pass "insane" setting. If I use the new CQ presets speed boosts up to 2-300 fps, but I have less control ...
by pm.stacker
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
Views: 30697

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Maybe it displays TDP only for newer processors (i.e. core5/7) which have the new speedstep tech. with turbo mode... :roll: who knows. BTW I run coretemp 64-bit version :wink:
by pm.stacker
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
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Here are some real-world performances :-D System running a 2-core XP32 VM with vmware7 in addition to encode From MPEG-2 DVD to anamorphic H264 (576p) using X264 x64 version (x264_64.exe) 1st pass turbo http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/SPCR/X264_SD0RATE.png http://img.photobucket.co...
by pm.stacker
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Various 1U silent builds
Replies: 9
Views: 10208

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Perhaps was it the modding: to fit it in that case I had to cut off the borders, I checked that there were no wires cut but who knows... maybe with a rigid riser it'd have worked, but for the position the X16 slot has, you have to use a 1U X16 left riser and two X16 extenders to get to the slot posi...
by pm.stacker
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
Views: 30697

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Some load tests
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The 60°C peak is due to the fans thermal response

Linpack output
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by pm.stacker
Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
Views: 30697

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On with some tests Temperatures in idle http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/SPCR/COREIDLE.png Velociraptors RAID group Array0, RAID0, 64K stripes, 128 GB (2x64) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/SPCR/LD0_HLFS.png Array1, RAID1, 73 GB http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...
by pm.stacker
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Various 1U silent builds
Replies: 9
Views: 10208

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ntavlas The SS-250SU I have is a Travla OEM modified version that came installed inside the case, but I think it is OEM only in the cabling, to accomodate the two 2.5" SATA trays and the 4 SATA hotswap trays, that require a Floppy power connector. It has a detachable AUX12V/Molex "modular" cable tha...
by pm.stacker
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
Views: 30697

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Here we go First tryouts with Intel stock HSFs http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WORKSTATION/IMG_2511.jpg Wiring the SPDIF header to a BNC socket http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WORKSTATION/IMG_2545.jpg Modding the Stacker mobo tray for the USB ports http://img.phot...
by pm.stacker
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
Views: 30697

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@bonestonne Slipstreams are difficult to find here, Enermax Everest series (UCEV8/9/12) are among the most silent fans I was able to find, apart the rotation noise (which is very very low anyway :wink:) the good thing is they don't hum and don't produce vibrations, so silencing them with rubber moun...
by pm.stacker
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
Views: 30697

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@psiu About the HDDs Since uncompressed RGB24 HDV editing (1440x1080) needs creation of temporary files (to pass them to the MPEG2 DVD and H264 BD encoders) that take up ~400 GB/hour, a 2.0TB "swapspace" is the least I can have to edit at least 2-3 hours of footage without filling up the whole syste...
by pm.stacker
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Various 1U silent builds
Replies: 9
Views: 10208

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Didn't find any more pictures of this build, but I found some pictures about the previous build, in which I tried to use this same hardware for a HTPC, mounting two flexi riser cards to fit a discrete Radeon graphics card inside! :shock: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK3B/IMG_1...
by pm.stacker
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Various 1U silent builds
Replies: 9
Views: 10208

Various 1U silent builds

Having a 1U rackmount case laying around from my former high-density HTPC build (which now is ATX based): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK3B/IMG_8287.jpg I decided to turn it into a supersilent and low-power media server for my brother. Case Travla TE1160 1U mini-ITX rackmount ...
by pm.stacker
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet HTPC - Thermaltake Black Bach
Replies: 19
Views: 9819

Quiet HTPC - Thermaltake Black Bach

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK4/IMG_2480.jpg Case modded Thermaltake black Bach ATX case CPU Intel Pentium Dualcore E5200 CPU cooler recycled Q6600 stock cooler ducted CPU fan 2x SilenX IXP 60mm Motherboard Asus P5Q TURBO (iP45) System memory 4096 MB DDR2-800 HDD1 WD Scorpio...
by pm.stacker
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
Views: 30697

The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WORKSTATION/WNT_8536.jpg ***UPDATED*** Case CM Stacker STC-T01 steel, DIY modified with original side window CPU dual Intel Xeon E5520 processor, Nehalem-EP, total 8 cores (16 logical), 2.27 GHz, TDP 80W, 35W idle, Turbo Boost to 2.4 GHz (all cores ...
by pm.stacker
Wed May 14, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quad-core quiet CM Stacker rig
Replies: 10
Views: 5107

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I meant silent compared to what's inside, not silent 0 dB :wink:. Maybe for you it is "quiet", anyway for me it is quiet enough to be used even as a HTPC :-) maybe I'll upload a sound recording :wink:. My bro has made a REAL silent HTPC but it is only a Core 2 Duo 6750, only 3 WD HDDs and only one O...
by pm.stacker
Wed May 14, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quad-core quiet CM Stacker rig
Replies: 10
Views: 5107

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As promised here are my little modded rig :lol: pics Side (right) panel with a little damping, the other panel's windowed so no damping but that's ok... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/SPCR_FORUM/SIDE.jpg Front: the 4 Seagate HDs are cooled with 2 Noctua NF-S12-1200 reduced to 800 ...
by pm.stacker
Wed May 14, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quad-core quiet CM Stacker rig
Replies: 10
Views: 5107

My quad-core quiet CM Stacker rig

Hello everyone first post from an Italian silent pc addicted! :-D:-D:-D First what's inside my modded CM Stacker 01 case: Core 2 Quad Q6600 (B3, 105W) Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 4096 (4x1024) MB DDR2-800 (OCZ Platinum) Modded Sapphire Radeon HD2600XT Silent 2x WD Raptor 740GD 2x Seagate 7200.10 500 GB 2x S...