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by pm.stacker
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 13675

Re: Slim Black HTPC V8.0

The new power button PCB with industrial grade button and recycled LED http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK8/P1000525_zps112966f0.jpg Having a choice, which one is better? Slot-load, no front signs, no protruding parts, more complex mechanically. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...
by pm.stacker
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 13675

Re: Slim Black HTPC V8.0

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Maybe I will enlarge the display opening, since 3/8" of metal in front might be an issue.
by pm.stacker
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 13675

Re: Slim Black HTPC V8.0

Since I was working on it, I decided to make a little modification: with a 1984 vertical drill and pushing the jigsaw to max speed with special blades I finally made a true Hi-Fi front panel using the 3/8" thick aluminum one :mrgreen: was really a PITA working that but it turned out pretty good. Let...
by pm.stacker
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 13675

Re: Slim Black HTPC V8.0

That's not the loudest I have... I have a couple of old serverline Panaflo PWM blowers, 4" diameter 1" thick, 10,000RPM. Soft-start, current rating 2.6A.
by pm.stacker
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 13675

Re: Slim Black HTPC V8.0

Testing leaks on the new exhaust, optimal considering response on curtain :mrgreen: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK8/P1000519_zps9a3f4dc0.jpg Of course 6180RPM is anything but SPCR :mrgreen: but look at the positive side: CPU stays below 30°C in every condition. :lol: Now swit...
by pm.stacker
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 13675

Re: Slim Black HTPC V8.0

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by pm.stacker
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Silent Monster
Replies: 14
Views: 8574

Re: The Silent Monster

Well if it's a recent purchase it might be the new Secufirm2 mounting system I have on my two NH-D14, that's secure and solid, while the original mounting system they used on the NH-U12P/DX/DO in 2009 (when I bought mine) was less secure. :wink:
by pm.stacker
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 13675

Re: Slim Black HTPC V8.0

Just some little modifications. Moved the CPU fan ¼" to the right to have it in line with the rear port, now all I need is a simple straight piece of plastic :mrgreen:
Might swap it with an i3-3220 too maybe.
by pm.stacker
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Silent Monster
Replies: 14
Views: 8574

Re: The Silent Monster

Nice one, at least someone else who does something "monster" :mrgreen:

PS: how's the retention system on the U12P? I had the U12DX1366 and I had to modify it since it always had a tendency to detach from the CPU in a vertical config.
by pm.stacker
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already])
Replies: 22
Views: 18354

Re: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already

eheheheh I hear you but remember that Xeon series CPUs usually don't go down in price with age, they simply disappear from the market, seen with my E5520s that by the time they were dropped in favor of the new Westmere E5620 they were only 5% cheaper than when I bought them (that's 18 months time). ...
by pm.stacker
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already])
Replies: 22
Views: 18354

Re: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already

forgot about wire loops... all latest mobos I have all have at least 2 holes for screws or pushpins. :oops: anyway there's always a workaround :mrgreen: :wink: I debated on getting two HR-55 too but they were too high for my setup, since I wouldn't have been able to mount the Spitfire upside down in...
by pm.stacker
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

Here it is, adequate air flow on top without consuming footprint 8-)
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by pm.stacker
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already])
Replies: 22
Views: 18354

Re: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already

I know the HR-05 fixing system can be a PITA if you have the chipset near a X16 slot, I was in a worst case scenario since my Tyan has 2 chipsets directly behind the X16 slots and both with one hole directly in line of a X16. But since here they placed the mounting holes worlds apart (something like...
by pm.stacker
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already])
Replies: 22
Views: 18354

Re: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already

Adobe always had a "sweet spot" for Nvidia even before OpenCL/AMD GPGPU appeared on the market. I remember in 2009 struggling with CS2 on a Radeon HD4350 and getting 2 fps on 2nd monitor preview (and it's a dual E5520!). Following online advice, I swapped to a $50 Geforce GT220 with 2048MB onboard, ...
by pm.stacker
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

Just finished placing this thing in my desk :mrgreen:
by pm.stacker
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26083

Re: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.4, 20+ HDDs

Fine. Now lemme do some IBT! :mrgreen:
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That's all for now. :idea:
by pm.stacker
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26083

Re: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.4, 20+ HDDs

November 2012. After ordering a spare Spitfire on sale, time to go downstairs with my multi-cutter... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_2012-10-27-143.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_2012-10-27-144.jpg All this to flush-mount a Slip Stream Slimli...
by pm.stacker
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26083

Re: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.4, 20+ HDDs

A little trial fitting of a 20 HDD system with two SAS cards, now single card but planning on returning to dual cards. :-D http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1000078.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1000079.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...
by pm.stacker
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26083

Re: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.4, 20+ HDDs

New power distribution panel for expansion cards and rear internal USB. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1000056.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1000058.jpg Bottom EX-H34B compartment modified and cabled up. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...
by pm.stacker
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26083

Re: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.4, 20+ HDDs

Oct 12 recabling. Better, nicer, preparing for 20 HDD. :mrgreen: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1000045.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1000044.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1000049.jpg http://img.photobucket...
by pm.stacker
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26083

Re: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.4, 20+ HDDs

Oct 12, preparing window. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_2012-10-05-141.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1000014.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1000018.jpg Noctua NH-D14 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/du...
by pm.stacker
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26083

Re: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.4, 20+ HDDs

I had changed URL to make them invisible out of another forum in which this build was in a competition that now ended and I forgot to re-enable them :-) now I have to do some lil' repair work at my aunt's house, tonight the last mods pics :-D
by pm.stacker
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR Member Builds 2013, post your pics!
Replies: 3
Views: 3615

Re: SPCR Member Builds 2013, post your pics!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK8/P1000236.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK8/P1000242.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK8/P1000260.jpg Hifi2000 1U-350-Alu § Intel Core i3-2120T § 2x2GB DDR3-1333 Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H § CoolJAG D...
by pm.stacker
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 13675

Re: Slim Black HTPC V8.0

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by pm.stacker
Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

Finally decided: Intel 330 series 180GB on my laptop (found a good deal on one here), and Corsair Performance Pro 128GB on this server :mrgreen: Marvell 88SS9174-BKK2 should be more reliable in Linux and require less power than Sandforce based drives
by pm.stacker
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

No difference with 3072MB system memory, now I switched from MiniDLNA to MediaTOMB, doesn't require upstart scripts to start at boot time, has a nice Web-based GUI for archive management (but low-level config remains XML based :mrgreen:) and it can do format conversion, I have already tested in deco...
by pm.stacker
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

Had to change to a 16GB card from my pro camcorder, the 8GB was a tight fit (ended up with 100MB free) :roll: same Sandisk Extreme3 model.
by pm.stacker
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

Swapped the Lexar 133X card with a Sandisk Extreme3 card (200X). Why? Because the Lexar doesn't support UDMA mode (only MWDMA-2), and since the CF adapter uses a Marvell 88SA chip that was designed for UDMA-33/66/100/133 it might not work well. The Sandisk works in UDMA-4 mode (the first card I used...
by pm.stacker
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

Batka I debated about using a thumbdrive for OS load (or a USB CF reader), but to keep everything internal I would have had to use one of the MiniPCIE slots to extract its USB2.0 port, since the NM10-E-E has only one USB internal header to which I'd like to connect the front case ports. As for the m...
by pm.stacker
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

Was able to keep 25W with CPU stock and 2x Kingston KVR800D2N5-VLP modules run in 667 mode. Tested some wireless cards for power/speed balance. Intel 6200: 56Mbps 1.5W Azurewave Atheros-based: 18Mbps 1W Broadcom N150+BT: 25Mbps 2W Now testing some cheap RAID cards for power requirements. Silicon Ima...