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by teknerd
Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fastest Quietest Drive
Replies: 15
Views: 4411

falcon, there is no definate answer. First, it depends on how much space you need. if you only need a system drive and you want it to be very fast, a suspended raptor is fairly quiet (especially the newest models). if you are a complete silence nutter and need 200-250gb of space then get a samsung p...
by teknerd
Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: which 80mm fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

depending on how much money you want to spend: Panaflo L1A's or Nexus Real Silent 80mm fans for use as case fans CPU Cooler: Thermalright XP-120 or XP-90 with appropriatly sized Nexus Fan. Everything you need can be purchased at Jab-Tech.com For the PSU get a seasonic S12 series. Also, cut out the f...
by teknerd
Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A8N-SLI SATA drivers ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

if you use the SATA ports integrated into the NForce4 MCP, you dont need drivers.
by teknerd
Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Getting a new case, any non-Antec reccommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 4669

most motherboards have big problems with dual core and a fresh boot. Yeah I'm gambling that my A8N-SLI Premium will have a newer bios. Not sure what I'll do otherwise. I know someone with a venice single core chip, hopefully that'll work if the dual core won't. order it as part of a combo from Mona...
by teknerd
Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM Recommendations for A8N-SLI Premium
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Yah, ballistix is perfectly good RAM, but the OCZ is equally as good (or better) and about $150 less, so....
by teknerd
Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM Recommendations for A8N-SLI Premium
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

dont bother getting that, its PC4000, way more than you will need plus about $150 than you need to spend (plus its not even low latency) This OCZ Memory is perfect good quality, low latency, much cheaper. It won't be too tall to fit in your mobo. plus its got a lifetime warranty so if anything happe...
by teknerd
Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Assembling PC, need advice
Replies: 16
Views: 4109

Going a bit on a tangent, can you think of a configuration where an S12-430 will not be adequate? 4 Xeons. Seriously though, most desktop configurations will be handled fine with a 430. If you were running SLI with 6800gt's or higher you'd want the 500, but only so you weren't eating up 4 molexes t...
by teknerd
Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Huge spike?
Replies: 4
Views: 3061

yah my daily production shot from about 450 to 850 and all the teams shot up too. its crazy.
by teknerd
Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 on A8N-SLI Premium
Replies: 36
Views: 12988

or you can go for a XP-90 or XP-90C. for its huge size i don't see any real advantages of XP120, and XP-90C performs better and is quieter at the same time. Cotdt, what are you talkig about? First, the noise depends on the fan used, not the heatsink. And for all intensive purposes 92mm and 120mm ne...
by teknerd
Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus Real Quiet 80mm Case Fan
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

jab-tech.com
by teknerd
Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Source of 120mm Nexus fans in the US?
Replies: 5
Views: 1815

jab-tech.com
by teknerd
Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Who's Been Folding The Longest
Replies: 14
Views: 7195

man, i feel so young, i only started in like october of 2004
by teknerd
Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TPII 550 or NeoPower 480
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

seasonic s12-430
also, dump the zalman 7700, and use a thermalright xp-90 or xp-120. The 7700 does not cool as well and is not as quiet as either of the thermalrights (when equipeed with Nexus Fans).
by teknerd
Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 1 Plus Heat Dissipation Ability
Replies: 21
Views: 6022

Einllel,
Thanks so much, thats exactly what i needed to hear (well see i guess), nice rig btw.
by teknerd
Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 1 Plus Heat Dissipation Ability
Replies: 21
Views: 6022

The order of the components does not matter in the WC loop. The change in temperature of each individual water molecule in a single pass is negligible. It is only over time that the temperature fo the water heats up.
The only thing that matters is that the pump is directly after the resevoir.
by teknerd
Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Assembling PC, need advice
Replies: 16
Views: 4109

Well i just built a setup using very similar components (same mobo but an athlon 3000+) so i can tell you it can very easily be made quiet. 1) Go for the XP-120 with a 120mm nexus, it will be very powerful cooling and very quiet. 2) Don't bother trying to replace the chipset fan, its very difficult ...
by teknerd
Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low-end PCI-E DVI for Linux (xfree86 4.3) - suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1412

ATI Radeon x300SE, about 70 bucks give or take.
Fanless, DVI, VGA, S-Video, cheap (or at least as cheap as you can get with a PCI-E interface)
newegg, monarch, zzf, all the major places seel them.
by teknerd
Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: advise required for heatsink
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

while the xp90 is great it wont work on a socket A mobo. However Thermalright also makes the Si-97A which is probably the best heatsink you can buy for socket A. It is very similar to the xp-90 It doesn't come with a fan and the logical fan to use is a 92mm Nexus. Together this will cool your CPU fa...
by teknerd
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Server at home
Replies: 27
Views: 7057

SATA is better, you dont have the master/slave confusion thing, the cables are smaller, and its future proof. Plus with dedicated channels for every drive you dont get a bottleneck like with IDE.
by teknerd
Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Server at home
Replies: 27
Views: 7057

Very easy way to do it:
Take the hardware you have now, add in a serial ata controller card.
add in another (small) hard drive for holding the OS (clarck connect) and then use the software RAID built into the distro to mirror the two Samsungs and store all of the DATA on there.
by teknerd
Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low-profile, Passive, heatpipe northbridge cooler Released!
Replies: 13
Views: 5933

ironically the board featured in that shot is an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, a board that is available in a version with a stock passive northbridge cooler :D
by teknerd
Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Server at home
Replies: 27
Views: 7057

for the actual server software go with clark connect . There is almost no learning curve as once installed (which is very easy) almost all of the configuartion (aside from the first network and user setup) is done via a web interface very similar to routers (although you can use ssh if you like). It...
by teknerd
Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Damping my Server Room
Replies: 9
Views: 2831

I'd second the carpet idea, it will help several ways: 1) Reduce vibrations 2) reduce resonance caused by vibrations 3) Absorb some of the sound i would not put heavy drapes over the windows, because that will prevent heat from escaping the room and hence increase ambient temperatures, which as i'm ...
by teknerd
Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Anyone Folding With One Of These
Replies: 17
Views: 7467

Unlike FAH, other applications are limited by things such as memory bandwith, graphics performance, and disk performance. FAH uses files less than 5MB in size and has no graphics (unless using the GUI version). The only thing that determines performance is CPU speed. Therefore, if you have twice the...
by teknerd
Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Anyone Folding With One Of These
Replies: 17
Views: 7467

running an x2 will result in a 100% increase over a single core of the same speed.
unlike hyperthreading which splits threads from a single core, dual core processors are truly two seperate processors. Since FAH is completely processor dependent, putting in the second core doubles performance.
by teknerd
Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Stacker w/watercooling
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

all i can say is...wow. That system will not be anywhere near quiet. (sorry, not trying to sound mean, but i like being frank) problems: case: the stacker is not inherently quiet or even a good building block for a quiet system - get a P180 psu: despite what it says in its title, the hiper is not go...
by teknerd
Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Raptor or Samsung SpinPoint?
Replies: 49
Views: 15553

Actually all reliable real world tests i have seen have shown there is almost no benefit to using RAID 0 in a standard desktop environment. Also, part of the Raptor's advantage is the low seek time, which can only be achieved with a faster spindle speed (RAID can actually increase seek time since th...
by teknerd
Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: POLL: How often do you buy a new case ?
Replies: 19
Views: 5116

Whenever new good ones come out.
Over the last 2 years i think ive gone through 4. Shitty one my computer was in orginally, then i got a sonata, then an slk-300b, and now a P180.
by teknerd
Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 5V/12V Fan Switch with 2 Fans?
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

BenW wrote:I know what you mean by parallel but how would i wire that exactly?

When looking at this picture, would i just solder wires from both fans to the middle pins?
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exactly