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Default 01-25-2012, 15:13 | posts: 441 | Location: Belleville, Ontario

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is it bad to cool his CPU last on a loop ?
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well, i don't think it's necessarily BAD... but i don't see why you wouldn't cool what's more than likely the coolest running piece of hardware first.
in the end it wont make a difference, 1-2C maybe.
   
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Default 01-29-2012, 02:22 | posts: 208 | Location: Texas

Hello Sassanou Really Nice Rig , I think it looks Great . Did you do a Work log on it anywhere. I would like to see more of it .

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Default 01-29-2012, 17:15 | posts: 507 | Location: 127.0.0.1

@Sassanou, No dvi cables?


   
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Default 01-29-2012, 18:55 | posts: 9,278 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

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@Sassanou, No dvi cables?
wow.... can't believe i didn't notice that, either. No idea why someone wouldn't use DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort, especially with that kind of rig.
   
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Default 01-31-2012, 12:57 | posts: 61 | Location: Australia

this is the first computer i built my self.











   
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Default 02-01-2012, 00:13 | posts: 1,328 | Location: North Wales

Been cleaning up and finally took some new pics to share.







And this is my File Server

   
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Default 02-01-2012, 02:50 | posts: 9,278 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

0.o why the large fan over the waterblock?
   
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Default 02-01-2012, 03:36 | posts: 1,328 | Location: North Wales

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0.o why the large fan over the waterblock?
Due to my OC, my VRM's and RAM get a tad warm so i got that Antec fan to keep em cool
   
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Default 02-02-2012, 07:28 | posts: 373 | Location: Malaysia

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/rigu.jpg/

my current rig

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Default 02-02-2012, 07:35 | posts: 373 | Location: Malaysia

y no image?
   
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Default 02-02-2012, 07:47 | posts: 373 | Location: Malaysia

   
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Default 02-03-2012, 12:47 | posts: 16,763 | Location: Above the Arctic Circle, Norway

Oh, it's been years since I posted in here.

Anyhoo, I built a new file server for media storage. Used some old parts I had lying around (motherboard, case, harddrives), bought some used parts (CPU, RAM, PSU, GFX) and bought some new stuff (PCIe controller, heatsink, fans, harddrive).

Running:
WHS 2011
Abit IP35 Pro
4GB Micron mem
Intel Pentium E5300
Crap GeForce 6600 PCIe
Adaptec 1430 PCIe 4-port RAID controller
OCZ StealthXstream 400W
And the old Chieftec Dragon case which is cut to pieces due to previous WC projects. Found it in my parents attic. Lots of room, I figure I should be able to fit around 20 HDDs in there with some easy mods.

Storage: 4x 2TB, 3x 1,5TB, 1x 1TB and 1x 1TB eSATA. Storage drives are pooled through FlexRaid with 2TB parity. 1TB drives are OS and dump drives. Will expand storage as soon as HDD prices start dropping!



It's fugly, but it'll be positioned in a storage room where no one will see or hear it.
   
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Default 02-03-2012, 15:49 | posts: 5,613 | Location: THE NORTH!!!

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Oh, it's been years since I posted in here.

Anyhoo, I built a new file server for media storage. Used some old parts I had lying around (motherboard, case, harddrives), bought some used parts (CPU, RAM, PSU, GFX) and bought some new stuff (PCIe controller, heatsink, fans, harddrive).

Running:
WHS 2011
Abit IP35 Pro
4GB Micron mem
Intel Pentium E5300
Crap GeForce 6600 PCIe
Adaptec 1430 PCIe 4-port RAID controller
OCZ StealthXstream 400W
And the old Chieftec Dragon case which is cut to pieces due to previous WC projects. Found it in my parents attic. Lots of room, I figure I should be able to fit around 20 HDDs in there with some easy mods.

Storage: 4x 2TB, 3x 1,5TB, 1x 1TB and 1x 1TB eSATA. Storage drives are pooled through FlexRaid with 2TB parity. 1TB drives are OS and dump drives. Will expand storage as soon as HDD prices start dropping!



It's fugly, but it'll be positioned in a storage room where no one will see or hear it.
Dude that's a HUGE amount of storage. I thought I was bad for having 5 TB in my main rig, but Jebus, that puts mine to shame. Gunna throw a home server together from old IDE bits I have lying around, probably end up around 1TB in total. Messy, but hell, it's free.
   
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Default 02-03-2012, 21:07 | posts: 16,763 | Location: Above the Arctic Circle, Norway

Evidently it isn't enough because I barely have any free space left. As soon as HDD prices start to normalise I will add a couple of 3TB drives. I primarily use it for media storage (Bluray rips) which I stream in the living room on a media streamer.

I love putting old hardware to use. I've had this motherboard lying around for years looking for something to do with it.
   
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Default 02-04-2012, 02:44 | posts: 9,278 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Love how you needed to get that SATA controller cause you didn't have quite enough on-board ports to use for all the drives.
   
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Default 02-04-2012, 20:35 | posts: 507 | Location: 127.0.0.1

@John
That is a lot of porn right there.


   
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Default 02-04-2012, 21:41 | posts: 1,848 | Location: Northern VA, USA

Haven't posted here either in a while...

Thought I would jump on the upgrade bandwagon..



Sapphire 7950



And since I don't believe in SSDs... 4x300GB 10k 2.5inch drives (western digital) in raid 10.
   
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Default 02-04-2012, 23:15 | posts: 9,098 | Location: NZ

sorry for crappy PSP Camera pics, cant find charger for digital cam

cooler master cm 690 that's been hacked to bits - upgrading to Corsair 600t graphite white in a couple of weeks aint no more room left

   
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Default 02-05-2012, 02:23 | posts: 9,278 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

... no idea why you don't believe in SSD's. not only fast as hell, but i'd rather have no noise, no heat, and no possibility of any sort of vibration than have 4 10k rpm drives in my case.
   
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Videocard: XFX Radeon 5770 1GB
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Default 02-05-2012, 04:37 | posts: 26 | Location: Jamaica

hey all

havent posted in ages so i thought i would post my rebuilded (if thats even a word, lol) rig. its one of the AMD apu's , the 3850. hope u like it

constructive criticism welcome
pictures of the old case. a coolermaster mystique 632s

By kevearc at 2012-01-31

new case. antec 900

By kevearc at 2012-01-31

pretty decent space in thar (insert echo here )

By kevearc at 2012-01-31

here is ma ram, gskill ripjaws

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specs of said ram

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vid card

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Default 02-05-2012, 04:39 | posts: 26 | Location: Jamaica

CONTD:::
my drives

By kevearc at 2012-01-31

the apu in question xD

By kevearc at 2012-01-31

the mobo to go with it , gigabyte ga-a75-ud4h

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By kevearc at 2012-01-31

the i/o section

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Default 02-05-2012, 04:42 | posts: 26 | Location: Jamaica

contd:::
the psu

By kevearc at 2012-01-31

can i say i love this thing...

By kevearc at 2012-01-31

the drives mounted in the cage

By kevearc at 2012-01-31

best way imo to keep ur sata data cables, start like this

By kevearc at 2012-01-31

end like this

By kevearc at 2012-01-31

almost there

By kevearc at 2012-01-31

dry run, everything runs like buttery smooth

By kevearc at 2012-01-31

in the end, Vision Computing, powered by Gigabyte

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Default 02-05-2012, 05:58 | posts: 6,975 | Location: BC, Canada

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... no idea why you don't believe in SSD's. not only fast as hell, but i'd rather have no noise, no heat, and no possibility of any sort of vibration than have 4 10k rpm drives in my case.
So so true.. I only have a single WD 1tb drive active in my new tower and the vibration and extra noise it can cause when trying to achieve maximum silence is actually quite prominent. SSD all the way.. I've thouroughly enjoyed my ssd experience thus far.

anyway, finally got time to take some photos so here is what I've been up to of late.

First up, the before..





VS the Stacker 830.. my cat Pixel seems to approve!














I'm still trying to find a way to lessen the vibration of the WD drive.. its making the whole lower part of the bays make the chassis vibrate.. with the side panel on it causes a very audible low hum. I may just be nitpicking though.

\/ Cool thanks for the tip!

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Default 02-05-2012, 06:14 | posts: 9,098 | Location: NZ

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I'm still trying to find a way to lessen the vibration of the WD drive.. its making the whole lower part of the bays make the chassis vibrate.. with the side panel on it causes a very audible low hum. I may just be nitpicking though.
black cable ties and/or 5mm sound dampening sheets on bottom of harddrive - swat i did, worked all good
   
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Default 02-05-2012, 07:12 | posts: 9,278 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

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VS the Stacker 830.. my cat Pixel seems to approve!
..... *cough*NERD*cough*

Haha..... all joking aside though... you seriously named your cat Pixel?
   
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