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by chylld
Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the problem with RAID 0?
Replies: 49
Views: 13670

all of these numbers flying around enticed me to think about the problem myself :) so here's my crack at it. instead of putting a single number to the probability of failure for a hard drive, i thought about it as a curve over time, i.e. probability of failure over time, where p(fail) = 0.5 @ time =...
by chylld
Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the problem with RAID 0?
Replies: 49
Views: 13670

lm wrote:And shouldn't this be about silencing stuff?
yeh that's something i've been thinking about and is one of the drawbacks of my plan to go raid 5 - seeks could potentially be much noisier because all of the hdd's will be active at the same time.
by chylld
Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the problem with RAID 0?
Replies: 49
Views: 13670

PositiveSpin wrote:I think you'll find that the software RAID 5 is only (officially) available in Windows 2003 server - XP doesn't offer it.
yeh that's why i linked to the thg article that shows you how to enable raid 5 on xp. only have to change 3 files :)
by chylld
Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the problem with RAID 0?
Replies: 49
Views: 13670

apparently raid 5 can be faster then raid 0. but hardware raid 5 controllers aren't that cheap :(

nevertheless, winxp has a built-in software raid 5 that offers about half the performance of hardware raid 5, that's the route i plan to take later on :) (it's free!!)
by chylld
Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I buy a Seasonic PS in Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 11857

yeh maco pccg and auspcmarket are all great retailers :) i got my latest psu from auspcmarket and actually drove out there cos i needed it asap. i think once pccg starts listing seasonic power supplies, other retailers (like the aforementioned) will follow suit. just give it some time :) Tim: at lea...
by chylld
Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is it a PC or is it interior design?
Replies: 76
Views: 42542

my coffee table will be drawing 1200W. :shock: There's a new Prescott out? ROFL no it's not a prescott, it's just that i'm building a number of other peripherals into the coffee table as well so the max peak power draw (e.g. during startup) will be somewhere around that mark. sustained power will o...
by chylld
Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is it a PC or is it interior design?
Replies: 76
Views: 42542

hmmm poe would be really nice for small devices or maybe even really light-duty computers, but my coffee table will be drawing 1200W. the PoE standard (which i know not all companies comply with) seems to have a maximum wattage rating of 13W. :? but yes i forgot to comment, that leather pc is really...
by chylld
Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Life with watercooling is like prison. Go Air.
Replies: 40
Views: 19681

hehe i used nulon ultra cool off the shelf of the local department store and i've been running the same water in there for about 1.5 years now without having to change it. it's still mostly clear :P but as much of a watercooling fan i am, i have to admit it definitely is like being in pc-upgrade/mai...
by chylld
Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I buy a Seasonic PS in Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 11857

Seasonic S12 power supplies will be available in Australia from http://www.pccasegear.com.au within 3-4 weeks. :)
by chylld
Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is it a PC or is it interior design?
Replies: 76
Views: 42542

Re: Almost a solution to the power question

This wouldn't totaly get rid of the cable, but it would make it smaller and easier to hide. Power-Over-Ethernet http://www.hyperlinktech.com/web/what_is_poe.php This way you wouldn't have to deal with the slow speeds of wireless also. hadn't thought of that before... probably because my power cable...
by chylld
Mon Aug 08, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is it a PC or is it interior design?
Replies: 76
Views: 42542

yeh i'll definitely be paying more attention to rug shops when i walk by them from now on :) especially since most of them seem to be holding sales and/or going out of business... a similar idea that would be cheaper is to just have a strip of rug for the cable, about 4-6 inches wide. it'd look nice...
by chylld
Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is it a PC or is it interior design?
Replies: 76
Views: 42542

yeah sounds like a nice idea, it'd work well in my home but i don't think it'd work well for other people who might not like rugs... also rugs cost quite a bit :( i don't like the idea of making people feel they have to get this just so that can work - if i make a coffee table computer for someone i...
by chylld
Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: One man's baroque heatsink
Replies: 5
Views: 2921

very impressive :) i think cathar's storm g4 killed the waterblock performance race so it's good to see people are still headed in the direction of innovation and bling :)
by chylld
Sun Aug 07, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.7 P-ATA and 7200.8 SATA qualities
Replies: 10
Views: 3845

thought i'd add another voice to this rather lonely thread :) now that i don't use my crt anymore, i can hear the same kind of high-pitched noise you describe. on for a few seconds, off briefly, on for another few seconds. for me, it seems to happen only when windows is idling. when something's happ...
by chylld
Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 Cheap International Shipping?
Replies: 6
Views: 2075

awesome! thanks for finding out, Halo. anyway back to LBadvance's problem - i suggest asking pccg to ship out to NZ, if that's not an option then i guess someone from aus can send it out. shipping for a <3kg item will cost $30 minimum though (roughly $60 max, according to austpost.com.au). if that d...
by chylld
Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 Cheap International Shipping?
Replies: 6
Views: 2075

not entirely certain myself, obviously the sooner the better. from what i've heard they've probably already committed to bringing them in... perhaps email pccg for info? the more urgent we sound the quicker they'll get them in! maybe..
by chylld
Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 Cheap International Shipping?
Replies: 6
Views: 2075

if you happen to live in australia, you'll be happy to know that pc case gear will be stocking seasonic psu's in the near future. otherwise i'm not sure...
by chylld
Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:26 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF / Etasis EFN-300 Fanless PSU Users Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 83281

that's good to hear wim! :) my silverstone's been going strong for almost 2 months now and until i got the topic reply notification for this thread i'd pretty much forgot about my psu altogether. i let my psu run with the cpu at stock speed for a month to make sure everything was ok - now i'm back u...
by chylld
Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Another CNPS9500 pre-sale
Replies: 9
Views: 2361

About water cooling Water cooling is in no way really more efficient in dissipating the heat. The water is just used to transport the heat to the radiator, where a fan is needet to transfer heat into the air. It only means one more step for the heat to be transfered. The real gain is that you get t...
by chylld
Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Can this watercool setup cool this system?
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

DG, the kits usually don't provide the kind of performance hardcore overclockers and silence freaks are looking for. ... If you can order waterblocks, and they've got cars and aquariums where you are, you can probably build something that will put that kit to shame. well said. same goes with comput...
by chylld
Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:44 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Can this watercool setup cool this system?
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

this is strictly my opinion only: i would stay with aircooling for the time being. a decent aftermarket aircooler will give you the same (or better) temps at the same noise level, but at a cheaper price and with much less hassle. watercooling is powerful when you have good components, but until thos...
by chylld
Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Can this watercool setup cool this system?
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

in that case then chances are it'll be quite alright, but don't expect your temperatures to be much better than aircooling. a black ice pro, like all radiators, can only get rid of so much heat because it only has so much surface area. when you factor in the need to increase the airflow to reach the...
by chylld
Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:15 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Can this watercool setup cool this system?
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

i guess an important factor to point out is the noise level. being spcr, the pertinent question is: will you be able to quietly use *this* radiator to cool *that* setup? :)
by chylld
Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Can this watercool setup cool this system?
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

i'd also recommend a 2x120mm radiator at least. i know from experience that a black ice extreme breathing case air won't give good results with an athlon xp 2500+ cpu w/ radeon 9800 gpu (both at stock speeds), i'd imagine a black ice pro with a hotter gpu wouldn't fare well either.
by chylld
Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is it a PC or is it interior design?
Replies: 76
Views: 42542

Just a thought, but couldn't you rig a lead that looked like it was part of the overhead lighting, that dropped down to the table...? Would satisfy or bypass all of the points listed above (well, except maybe point one, but if you had it on a retractable reel - kindof like those kitchen lamps on bu...
by chylld
Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is it a PC or is it interior design?
Replies: 76
Views: 42542

hehe well refridgerated beer cooling solutions tend to cause data loss and all sorts of interface problems so i'll have to stick with water for the time being :) another idea that crossed my mind briefly was to incorporate the power cord into a 6" wide piece of clear plastic with LEDs along its leng...
by chylld
Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is it a PC or is it interior design?
Replies: 76
Views: 42542

2. Camoflauge in the form of a more socially acceptable reason for a power cord - like making it appear to go to a table lamp but actually go into an internal power strip which also powers the lamp. that's gold :) but in all seriousness i think this is close to the best way to get power to a coffee...
by chylld
Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is it a PC or is it interior design?
Replies: 76
Views: 42542

induction panels - i hadn't considered that, no. it's a very interesting suggestion and had me thinking for a while, but there's the same problem of ripping up the carpet (and god forbid having to move the coffee table around and ripping the carpet up again!) hard floors wouldn't exactly be easy eit...
by chylld
Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Asked for an SS-350FB REVA3 got a SS-351HT REVA1?what the!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

glad it worked out for you :)
by chylld
Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:15 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling P180
Replies: 27
Views: 12186

If you put the rad drawing air in (so it gets its own cool air) then you are dumping heat into you HDD, mobo, mosfets, graphics card, and psu (ramping up fan speed). very true. i have a plastic box situated near the exhaust of my radbox and it's much warmer than anything else around it. the carpet ...