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by pm.stacker
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

Confirmed the Lexar "slow" CF card is less power hungry. Now avg power is 25W. :idea: I was thinking: I have a single 2048MB DDR2 module laying around, instead of expanding memory to 3072MB I could use a single stick instead of two to get 2048MB, that should cut a little more on the power meter disp...
by pm.stacker
Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

Cleaned up table a little, replaced ODD tray, now testing DLNA streaming. Only infrastructure requirement: a power outlet. :mrgreen: apart from an active A/B/G/N connection
by pm.stacker
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

Setting up Ubuntu with a cheap old 8.0GB 133x card, Xrdp OK Samba OK and I was finally able to make miniDLNA to load at boot time :mrgreen:
Current storage 1xWD3200BEVT (/data NTFS)
by pm.stacker
Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

Was able to get power down to 27W with both LAN and WLAN active. Now running Ubuntu1210-X64 with MiniDLNA and XRDP connection.
by pm.stacker
Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

i know seems something related to photobucket problems, maybe tomorrow they'll solve it.
by pm.stacker
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Re: Fanless low-power Mini Server

Testing FreeNAS-83, after a little BSD setting up works excellent on its web-based config pages. But it doesn't support wireless cards... Removing the Intel ABGN and disabling onboard audio could I get power down to 23W? :wink:
Looking for a decent SSD to replace my fried OCZ...
by pm.stacker
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless low-power Mini Server
Replies: 19
Views: 9310

Fanless low-power Mini Server

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/NAS1/th_P1000249.jpg Nothing fancy... just a small 1U media server with focus on silence and low power consumption. Zotac NM10-E-E-ITX (Atom D525) 1x2048MB Kingston KVR800D2N5/2G Fortron FSP150TNF fanless power supply (150W) SATA0: internal SATA to ...
by pm.stacker
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 13669

Re: Slim Black HTPC V8.0

The empty box before I started working on it :mrgreen: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK8/P1000007.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK8/P1000009.jpg First clearance test with old components http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK8/P1000013.j...
by pm.stacker
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 13669

Re: Slim Black HTPC V8.0

This one was piece of cake :mrgreen: compared to the former 1U I built in Feb 12, 2¾" shorter was way more crammed with components :-P I decided to get the deepest 1U they make to fit the internal PSU and less HDD cramming, considering there's a 24-ATX cable now it turned out good. And I directly ch...
by pm.stacker
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 13669

Re: Slim Black HTPC V8.0

Here's one, while I was finishing the front bezel.
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by pm.stacker
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Slim Black HTPC V8.0
Replies: 29
Views: 13669

Slim Black HTPC V8.0

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK8/P1000236.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK8/P1000242.jpg CPU Intel Core i3-2120T 1.6GHz 0.95V CPU Cooler CoolJAG DEN-7 Mobo Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Memory 2x2048MB Kingston KVR1333D3N9 undervolted 1.35V Power Supply Seaso...
by pm.stacker
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

Testing a "quiet" Quadro 4000 card. :mrgreen: not fanless silent, but with the Spitfire GPU stays at 40°C on exhaust fan, stock fan stays silent at 2000RPM, quite a difference from 76°C and 4500RPM fan.
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by pm.stacker
Wed May 09, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

First power up with everything cabled inside: :mrgreen: good silencing to start with, but I'm running it without side panel to check everything's alright. Tested the top HDD dock: my little pushbutton circuit makes it amazing :mrgreen: just place a HDD in, then press the red button front :lol: all 2...
by pm.stacker
Tue May 08, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

With a slight modification to the rear reinforcement bar... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020655.jpg I can accomodate a dual Esata and power bracket in the 8th slot :D http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020657.jpg ATA133 cable placement http://i...
by pm.stacker
Tue May 08, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

Closeup of chipsets http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020646.jpg Since the cable broke during installation, new cable for my slimline bay: direct Enermax modular cable attachment :D http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020648.jpg http://img.photobucke...
by pm.stacker
Tue May 08, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

Of course it depends on which HDD models you have. My WD RE4 drives (4xWD5003ABYX) are 7200 and enterprise but they seem to have only 1 platter and a good spindle motor that produces little vibrations and resonance. Old WD10EADS drives were always good at vibration (EARS are even better but they're ...
by pm.stacker
Mon May 07, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

Today first test power up. For anyone wondering about vibration damping of my DIY 3x4xSATA compartment, tried it with my old 8 HDDs and two Hitachi 2.5": almost NO vibration, even slightly better than with the Chieftec backplanes, and very low vibrations trasmitted to the case. It seems that 11 fixi...
by pm.stacker
Mon May 07, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

First build tests, Enermax UCCL12 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020636.jpg Hybrid mobo fixing system: UNC6/32 raised stock standoffs towards the rear (since I can't remove the rear plate), M4x20 bolts and steel+nylon washers for other points, best strength and self-cent...
by pm.stacker
Sat May 05, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

Solved the relay issue with a 10 times longer RC time constant on the 4013 reset network. :wink: Today the big works start :mrgreen: I started dismantling the old Stacker-based workstation to transfer the components that will be recycled :-D Placing the VM SSD in between the two slimline ODDs http:/...
by pm.stacker
Wed May 02, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

New faceplate derived from a Lian-li EX-553 tray, cabling it all up :D http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020605.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020607.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020608.jpg http://img.photo...
by pm.stacker
Tue May 01, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

Opening up two more holes on the mobo tray... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020576.jpg To gain access to all three molex connectors, a Seasonic triple modular cable and that's it :D http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020580.jpg Using available s...
by pm.stacker
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

Placing some molex plugs on the Lian-li backplanes http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020539.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020540.jpg Modifying a Delock 47200 to hold a SSD in between :mrgreen: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1d...
by pm.stacker
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

Self-tapping screws to secure front panel from vibrations once build is completed http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020531.jpg My superior power :mrgreen: Enermax EPM1000AWT and cabling on rear of mobo http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020532.jpg h...
by pm.stacker
Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

If you have adequate dexterity with hand/power tools you can make almost everything you want... Using a classic electric jigsaw to cut small holes on these panels I wouldn't recommend it, since it's big for these, maybe something like a Dremel. Or you can do it by hand and gradually like me: first t...
by pm.stacker
Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

A better button for power http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020522.jpg Recycling one 3-bay frame to make the HDD intake fan channel http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020523.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020524.jpg ...
by pm.stacker
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

Auxiliary support bar for very heavy heatsinks (i.e. Noctua U12 or TR HR02)
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by pm.stacker
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

I have my HDDs in server SAS backplanes since 2009, without any kind of vibration dampening. And they vibrate very little. And keeping frame extremely rigid vibrations are absorbed by the whole case (tested this on my Stacker: an old 7200 HDD vibrated more with a medium-class suspension than bolted ...
by pm.stacker
Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

Enhancing side cooler port and grille http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020485.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020486.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020490.jpg De-riveting to get an almost fully bolted Elysium...
by pm.stacker
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium!

Mounting industrial-grade wheels and refining top ports compartment. Now first 5.25 bay should be usable (common Elysium issue solved) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020473.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020474.jpg http://img.photobucket....
by pm.stacker
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26081

Re: The quiet beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium!

Unpacking beast and preparing Lian-li slotcooler for vertical placement http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020457.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020459.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/th_P1020464.jpg http://img.phot...