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by faugusztin
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cpu Cooler for Fractal Node 304 Build
Replies: 7
Views: 5169

Re: Cpu Cooler for Fractal Node 304 Build

No GPU = Thermalright HR-02 Macho/HR-22/Corator DS.
by faugusztin
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bluetooth headset solution for TV
Replies: 3
Views: 2393

Re: Bluetooth headset solution for TV

Bluetooth doesn't really suits TV, as bluetooth does introduce a minor lag, which is fine for audio only, but useless with video, as you will have audio out of sync with video. Unfortunately, if you want to experience wireless sound, without any lags, you will have to look at digital wireless soluti...
by faugusztin
Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder
Replies: 62
Views: 41964

Re: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder

E5 is Socket 2011. E3 is Socket 115x. v1 (usually not marked) are Sandy Bridge. v2 are Ivy bridge. v3 are Haswell.
by faugusztin
Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much power is TOO much? (SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W)
Replies: 10
Views: 3499

Re: How much power is TOO much? (SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 10

I have a 460W model powering a 14-drive system with i5-3570K inside Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 case, trust me, it won't produce that much heat - it will produce exactly that 7-10W heat we computed :).
by faugusztin
Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much power is TOO much? (SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W)
Replies: 10
Views: 3499

Re: How much power is TOO much? (SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 10

150/0.9 = 166.66W (90% efficiency of small PSU) 150/0.85 = 176.47W (85% efficiency of big PSU, -5% worse according to the numbers provided before) 30/0.9 = 33.33W (90% efficiency of small PSU) 30/0.75 = 40W (75% efficiency of big PSU, -15% worse according to the numbers provided before) And well, if...
by faugusztin
Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much power is TOO much? (SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W)
Replies: 10
Views: 3499

Re: How much power is TOO much? (SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 10

You will be idling <40W, and top load will be around 150W max. So you will be in 4-15% usage range of your PSU, which means you won't know the efficiency of your PSU, as 80Plus is rated from 20%. It is possible that it could be a lot less efficient than a passive 400W Seasonic X, which is still a ov...
by faugusztin
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
Replies: 14
Views: 27445

Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia

I personally use Fujitsu KB900, but it is not as quiet as i would like to. Same applies for Keysonic KB8021U, which is pretty much PC version of Mac keyboard. Unfortunately Logitech UltraX is not made anymore, so that is out of the question...
by faugusztin
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production
Replies: 23
Views: 11292

Re: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production

If it is a bad news depends on one thing - how low will the price of true OLED displays drop next year. I will not cry after plasma if that means bigger push for OLED to be in acceptable price range (55-60" for <=€1500).
by faugusztin
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I wish SPCR also evaluates fanless/passive cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 12351

Re: I wish SPCR also evaluates fanless/passive cooling

1) Yes, 35W can be cooled passively - on a open case (benchtable, case with top full of holes), or when the heat is moved outside of the case (cases like Streacom). 2) I doubt you will see LGA desktop CPU at anything lower than 35W, they are going to pack more performance in that TDP instead of lowe...
by faugusztin
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I wish SPCR also evaluates fanless/passive cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 12351

Re: I wish SPCR also evaluates fanless/passive cooling

1) "4.5W Haswell" is a bit of a lie. It does 4.5W at lowest clock, that is 800MHz. Nominal TDP for those CPU is 11.5W, at 1.4-1.6Ghz. And you can bet that in case of those passive tablets and ultrabooks will do max few seconds at anything more than 800MHz, becuase thermal throttling will became an i...
by faugusztin
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I wish SPCR also evaluates fanless/passive cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 12351

Re: I wish SPCR also evaluates fanless/passive cooling

Because without a fan the heat will accumulate. Even with top of the case open, the heat rises too slow for any prolonged high load. You can try it yourself - build a system in open, put on it something like HR-02 Macho without a fan, keep the board in vertical position and watch the CPU temperature...
by faugusztin
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I wish SPCR also evaluates fanless/passive cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 12351

Re: I wish SPCR also evaluates fanless/passive cooling

There is no such thing as fanless cooling inside a typical ATX case. The only option for fanless cooling are things like the Streacom cases, which have huge external heatsinks, and even those struggle with 65W TDP and higher.
by faugusztin
Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives
Replies: 21
Views: 18016

Re: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives

No RAID, just plain drives connected to the Intel onboard controller. And TLER is actually other way around - a TLER enabled drive (good for RAID) gives up the recovery process in time up to 7 seconds maximum, after that the RAID controller takes over. A normal drive (Green, Blue, Black) with no TL...
by faugusztin
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives
Replies: 21
Views: 18016

Re: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives

No RAID, just plain drives connected to the Intel onboard controller. And TLER is actually other way around - a TLER enabled drive (good for RAID) gives up the recovery process in time up to 7 seconds maximum, after that the RAID controller takes over. A normal drive (Green, Blue, Black) with no TLE...
by faugusztin
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives
Replies: 21
Views: 18016

Re: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives

Somehow i doubt that the 3TB Red has 8s spindown, unless they are not reflected in SMART data. My four WD30EFRX has following SMART data (runtime / power cycle count / power-off retract count / load & unload cycle count: 8 months and 19 days runtime / 127 / 113 / 15 8 months and 22 days / 126 /111 /...
by faugusztin
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives
Replies: 21
Views: 18016

Re: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives

"Interestingly, the WD Green's headparking feature, absent in the 1TB and 3TB Red drives, makes an appearance here, unloading after 7~8 seconds and shaving off 0.8 W." That means it is pretty much unusable for NAS, because it will die in 2-4 years, like most of the Greens. From 6 WD20EARS i had over...
by faugusztin
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low-power Windows 8 server build -- mobo and cpu?
Replies: 11
Views: 3461

Re: Low-power Windows 8 server build -- mobo and cpu?

@Abula: 6 hard drives and picoPSU aren't compatible - 6 hard drives would need ~12A @ 12V for spinup, the highest rated picopsu AFAIK gives 10A up to 30 seconds max, and we didn't even took CPU and MB power requirement into account. For 6 hard drives, he should think about a standard PSU.
by faugusztin
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Corsair Link Cooling kit and similar, any recent experience?
Replies: 7
Views: 4548

Re: Corsair Link Cooling kit and similar, any recent experie

Aquaero 5 LT is what you are looking for. If you need software temperature sensors, you can use Open Hardware Monitor, otherwise you can use hardware sensors. You can combine multiple sensors into virtual sensors, which do stuff like min/max/average if needed. Then you set up your fan voltages, and ...
by faugusztin
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Build a very low consumption computer
Replies: 33
Views: 13209

Re: Build a very low consumption computer

About 10-12W are fixed - they are the power consumption of a running hard drive, and because you are using RAID, you can't put them in sleep. That will bring you to the ~35W range, which is acceptable, but not extremly good. Another 6-9W are due inefficiency of the PSU (and i am counting with 80-85%...
by faugusztin
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 204895

Re: HP MicroServer

I used Enermax Cluster when i had mine, and yes, i tried 3-pin fans too, they work fine, but they need to run above 500RPM.
by faugusztin
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Home server with 6+ HDD
Replies: 22
Views: 78546

Re: Home server with 6+ HDD

I'm wondering if a X-400 or a Seasonic P460W will be ok to have the "server" quiet and stable. Yes of course. Even with a Xeon E3-1235 + 12 hard drives + some other minor stuff the max load i was able to pull from that setup was around 200-230W. That is 50% of the maximum load of those passive powe...
by faugusztin
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder
Replies: 62
Views: 41964

Re: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder

It's shown with only a single HDMI port which makes me think this is not that graphically powerful. Even if you could have a powerful graphics chip or 2 and still only offer a single output, it wouldn't make sense to do so. Makes me think that graphically this is not that strong. It got 6 Thunderbo...
by faugusztin
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder
Replies: 62
Views: 41964

Re: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder

NeilBlanchard wrote:I'm hoping the price on the Mac Pro is not astronomical - hopefully since it is compact and uses a fraction (1/8th?) of the materials of the current generation, this will translate to a lower cost, too.
Expect $2500 or more. Of course for a quadcore with single lowend FirePro.
by faugusztin
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A relatively cheap, silent NAS for home usage
Replies: 13
Views: 6507

Re: A relatively cheap, silent NAS for home usage

He will use heavy torrent loads, as many as his connection will bear. As soon as leeching/seeding comes into play, low power won't have enough performance, threadtitle is misleading a bit, though. There is really not that much difference between a dual core Ivy Bridge Celeron G1610 and Core i3. If ...
by faugusztin
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A relatively cheap, silent NAS for home usage
Replies: 13
Views: 6507

Re: A relatively cheap, silent NAS for home usage

I still don't understand why do you keep requesting i3... Get a Celeron 1610 (35-40 euros) + B75/H77 Socket 1155 board (50-100 euros) according to your requirements, and call it a day. Performance is more than enough for those tasks you mentoined. 20-25W idle power.
by faugusztin
Mon May 20, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can I use the top and bottom slot on an Asus Maximus for SLI
Replies: 39
Views: 24734

Re: Can I use the top and bottom slot on an Asus Maximus for

I think the primary issue with the first picture would be finding a SLI bridge that long. And unless we talk about very expensive Z87 boards with a PCIe multiplier chip (PLX), none of them will have x16 SLI, simply because the CPU has only 16 PCIe lanes - so the best you can get is x8 + x8. Sure, yo...
by faugusztin
Tue May 14, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink
Replies: 22
Views: 11663

Re: Noctua NH-U12S Slim Tower Heatsink

Eh ? NH-U12P SE2 uses SecuFirm2 too.
by faugusztin
Sat May 11, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Haswell's C6/C7 low power states and PSU compatibility
Replies: 44
Views: 35212

Re: Haswell's C6/C7 low power states and PSU compatibility

Yes, pico PSU is again only a DC/DC system - you got an adapter which converts 110/230V to 12V and then the small PCB inside the computer only passes through 12V and converts part of it to 3.3V and 5V. 3.3V is mostly used by various motherboard components if needed, 5V mostly for hard drives. But th...
by faugusztin
Fri May 10, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Haswell's C6/C7 low power states and PSU compatibility
Replies: 44
Views: 35212

Re: Haswell's C6/C7 low power states and PSU compatibility

P = Platinum
X = Gold (X560-X860)
FL = Fanless (X400, X460)
G = G series (G360, G550 etc)
M12II-650, 750, 850 - no need to explain