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Re: Hardware spec
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2011, 01:18:05 am »
Noise is not really important since the server is stored in the basement, so that won't be an issue.

I'm getting a quote on estimated shipping costs, depending on the total I'm still in doubt between a full tower or the x-case, cost in total would probably be the same but the full tower will start at a much lower initial cost :)

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Re: Hardware spec
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2011, 02:52:21 am »
Guys the Norco can be made near silent just using the usual principles (don't make noise in the first place and keep the heat down!). See my build here:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=62036

I'm up to 15 Tb.

I would recommend making it quiet no matter where it is placed...
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Re: Hardware spec
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2011, 03:37:32 am »
Nice topic, nice build!
In my side, I have a Lian Li V2120 with 6x3TB + 4x2TB + an SSD.
Temp look quite good - around 30deg in normal usage, but some drives can go up to 36-37 when doing an intensive job (such as creating the partity)
It's very very silent - can't hear it from 1m away. Made me think that my videoprojector (located in the same closet) is too loud...

Don't have picture though, maybe I'll make some in a near future.
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Re: Hardware spec
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2011, 01:17:51 pm »
In my side, I have a Lian Li V2120 with 6x3TB + 4x2TB + an SSD.
Temp look quite good - around 30deg in normal usage, but some drives can go up to 36-37 when doing an intensive job (such as creating the partity)
It's very very silent - can't hear it from 1m away. Made me think that my videoprojector (located in the same closet) is too loud...
Now that you have upgraded your storage, can you tell me what's the power usage now?

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Re: Hardware spec
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2011, 04:33:47 pm »
Well I have no clue actually, I don't know how to monitor it, except with a dedicated device I don't have...
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Re: Hardware spec
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2011, 09:12:13 am »
Well I have no clue actually, I don't know how to monitor it, except with a dedicated device I don't have...

You can get a Kill-A-Watt for about $15. I'll post my power usage as it shouldn't bee too different from yours. We both have 8 3.5" drives, nearly the same motherboard, and when the CPU is idling there shouldn't be a great diff between a dual and quad core processor.

Power usage during startup with drives spinning up - 125W max
Idle system w/ 8 drives spun up - 90W
Idle power usage with non OS drives spun down - 62W

Assume 4-5W power draw per 3.5" 5400 RPM drive. More for 7200 RPM. SSD usage is nominal (fraction of 1W).
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Re: Hardware spec
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2011, 06:29:17 pm »
Yes, I'll buy one one of these days. Not sure I can get that brand in France though.
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