Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by [H]@RD5TUFF, Sep 16, 2012.
Hey [H] is there something wrong with CPUID proggy it's reading only 7.xxV on the +12V rail I hope that's not the real reading
He's referring to the CPUID Hardware Monitor in screen shots like this one.
Probably just a bug. It's a nice utility but not perfect. Just verify it with another monitor.
Ah yeah I have tried everything from re-installing drivers to the program itself, and it refuses to not display that way, it shows fine in all the other monitors like speed fan.
Some more toys showed up today!
I wonder whats inside . . .
Also something smaller and more awesome showed up today as well, more on that later though.
Those are some nice fans I had 3 on my radiator: moved a lot of air but at a bit of a noisy level... I never tried the voltage step down thing, which is supposed to lend to a quieter environment. But regardless, nice fans, everything should be nice and cool Are you putting those on the H100?
Sorry to hear about your foot!
Doing some unboxing photos, I am getting ready to install it now, going push pull.
So now for the secret ingredient, for this build.
2 256 GB Samsung 830's!
Great choice! Gonna run them in RAID?
looks like someone got a sweet lil bonus to use for a build.
Yes they will be in a stripped array (raid 0)
I was aiming for 2 512's or to wait for the 840's to come out, but I bought these for $150 each NEW, so I figured the raid will make up for lost speed.
That's downright sexy! Very good choice, a beautiful way to top off an awesome build!
According to Samsung's specs, the 830 256G and 512G share the same performance numbers, so there will be no lost speed, just half the capacity.
I have 2 of those same ssds, and I did have them in raid0. Honestly I didn't love it, no real world benefit I saw, but some things did feel and seem slower. I believe th 4k reads and such were down slightly, and I hated that. Please post some benches and stuff when you get them all beautifully installed and configured!!
im late to the party
More hardware porn.
Instillation shots to follow.
Which Corsair fans did you get, performance or quiet? Let me know what you think of them, as I was thinking of adding them to my rig.
His pic shows the SP120 2350rpm performance fans. I had some and they were very good (moved air well but a tad too loud for my taste), and I too am awaiting to hear from [H]@rd what he thinks of them
Thanks - I missed that pic. I don't mind the noise much since I have a fan controller for my rig. I can turn it down while surfing and turn them up while gaming or benching.
I thought so too. The issue I found with these fans is that they don't do well with a fan controller. Turning them down a little bit made them emit this high pitch noise, just awful on the ears lol. They come with a voltage step down adapter (which I never used) which makes them quieter though.
But I have to say they work very well! 3 in push in my rad did better than 6 yate loons in push/pull on the same rad. Very effective!
I anticipate [H] loving them performance wise!
More tweaks so another round of benchmarks, still running off of the WD 1Tb black, having issues getting windows installed on the raid so any help anyone could provide would be very much appreciated!
I put the resistors on them and they aren't too shabby the temps are good, and the noise isn't bad, they are quieter than my video card, I also have a stand fan going pretty much constantly in my room, so I really don't notice fan noise much.
Everything is looking really great! What trouble are you having with the raid? At what point is it not working for you? I'd love to see you get it working and try it out
Having trouble getting windows to recognize the raid driver, but I think I have it figured out, going to try again tonight.
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