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by FuturePastNow
Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intake fans...next to useless?
Replies: 29
Views: 15076

I've always figured that hard drives are better off with at least a little bit of air moving over them. So that's what I use intake fans for.
by FuturePastNow
Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building Quite LOW Power NAS ( advice wanted )
Replies: 41
Views: 6573

Any truth to those rumors about linux / unix having issues with WD Green drives spinning down too much and causing premature failure? Looking to purchase my drives this week. -daryl I've heard about that a couple of times and I wonder if there's anything to it, too. Especially since I've already go...
by FuturePastNow
Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mATX X58 Boards?
Replies: 15
Views: 7605

Dell's i7 Studio Desktop system has a mATX X58 board, no idea what OEM makes it, but clearly there is at least one other besides the DFI.
by FuturePastNow
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passively cooling an Intel Celeron 430
Replies: 10
Views: 4847

I think a Ninja with the case exhaust fan behind it should be more than enough.
by FuturePastNow
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-01 3U = Scythe Ninja Mini Killer?
Replies: 13
Views: 4287

You've never heard of ThermalRight before? Wow. I bought an XP120 almost four years ago.

They aren't just some two-bit CPU cooler maker, they are *the best* CPU cooler maker!
by FuturePastNow
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building Quite LOW Power NAS ( advice wanted )
Replies: 41
Views: 6573

Any truth to those rumors about linux / unix having issues with WD Green drives spinning down too much and causing premature failure? Looking to purchase my drives this week. -daryl I've heard about that a couple of times and I wonder if there's anything to it, too. Especially since I've already go...
by FuturePastNow
Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building Quite LOW Power NAS ( advice wanted )
Replies: 41
Views: 6573

It's too bad there aren't any Atom boards (that I know of) with four SATA ports. One of those and four GP drives would make a decent low-power NAS. PCI adapters for SATA connections are cheap and probably take very little power. True. I was worried about the performance cost of running a couple of ...
by FuturePastNow
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building Quite LOW Power NAS ( advice wanted )
Replies: 41
Views: 6573

It's too bad there aren't any Atom boards (that I know of) with four SATA ports. One of those and four GP drives would make a decent low-power NAS.
by FuturePastNow
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anandtech: NVIDIA's Ion Platform (Atom+GeForce 9400M)
Replies: 47
Views: 21243

Re: Anandtech: NVIDIA's Ion Platform (Atom+GeForce 9400M)

Very promising. It would make a heck of an upgrade for a new Mac Mini. It would be a huge downgrade for the Mac mini. The mini has a Core 2 Duo processor, which even in its outdated form would blow away the Atom. The 9400M would add 1080p playback, something the mini's GMA950 can't do, but would ot...
by FuturePastNow
Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 17" tall case - Sonata II vs Solo?
Replies: 7
Views: 2564

Shoot. I just found out you can't put a fan in front of the Sonata II to cool your hard-drives. That's one difference between it and the Solo right there. All of the Sonata versions take a 120mm fan to cool the hard drives. But it goes on the inside of the drive cage, not in front of the drives. Th...
by FuturePastNow
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: quiet gaming budget machine
Replies: 6
Views: 4077

CallmeRoth wrote:Iam confused is that 3 fans stacked together and ducted to the cpu cooler?
He ripped the guts out of them to use the outer shell as a duct.
by FuturePastNow
Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
Replies: 27
Views: 9783

Seems nice, I'm getting one. But since I'm a couple of weeks away from holding it I have a pondering. Those two fancy metal tops with print that cover the northbridge+VRM heatsinks, does it look like they could be removed without much violence? They seem thin and might be blocking a wee bit of airf...
by FuturePastNow
Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
Replies: 27
Views: 9783

What about fan speed control? Could you use a 3-pin fan and Speedfan to test all of the fan headers? That has been a big problem with a lot of Gigabyte boards.
by FuturePastNow
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Corsair HX450W
Replies: 52
Views: 25033

Looks great. I'd love to see a review of this and the other new Corsair PSU, the CX400. Are they still sourced from Seasonic?
by FuturePastNow
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: question about PCI-E 6+2p
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

The 6+2 PCIe power connector is an 8-pin PCIe connector, on which two of the pins "breakaway" so it fits into a 6-pin plug. It's not two 6-pin plugs.

Does that answer your question?
by FuturePastNow
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Antec P150 PSU and Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

I can't imagine there being a problem. As far as I know, it was only a small number of ASUS boards that the NeoHE was incompatible with.

Never did hear a reason for that, though.
by FuturePastNow
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon - 120mm - pics and impressions
Replies: 8
Views: 21073

Looks good. I'll keep an eye out for them in American retailers.
by FuturePastNow
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 4850+Accelero S1+FAN = How many slots?
Replies: 16
Views: 4819

Does a 4850 really need a fan with the S1?
by FuturePastNow
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to quiet my currently noisy SFlex 21E
Replies: 4
Views: 2215

Huh. My S-Flex E has a three-pin connector.

I suggest that you either make a 5V adapter (easy to do, you just switch a couple of wires in a 4-pin extension cable), or buy a cheap fan controller that takes Molex plugs.
by FuturePastNow
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Enjoy the silence... (Updated May 2014)
Replies: 77
Views: 83207

Beautiful machine, well done.

There's no fan on that Accelero S1, is there?