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  1. Awesome. I wasn't sure whether it was exactly equivalent hence my apprehension about dropping more than my gpu on a new monitor
  2. I'm not sure quite where to post this so will go here I am considering purchasing an additional monitor (to become primary) but am slightly nervous about having sufficient graphics horsepower to drive it at reasonable fps. I'll start by defining reasonable (preferrably 45-60fps on max or a tier under max graphics) I would probably turn all AA off at 1440p From my research 1440p is definitely doable on a 380X. Benchmarks in games suggested 40-50FPS. I tried dynamic super resolution (just as a way to load my gpu some more) in GTA V and was getting a solid 70-80FPS at 1080P. I am in New Zealand looking for 27 inch (can be larger) monitor at 2560x1440p. for $700NZD maximum Current Rig CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4GHz turbo 3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 Kingston Hyper X Fury 1600MHz GPU: AMD Radeon Sapphire Nitro R9 380X 4GB (not overclocked currently) HDD: 2 x 120GB SSD (Kingston SSD Now and Sandisk Ultra II ) and WD 320GB HDD PSU: CoolerMaster V650 Semi Modular Power Supply As a tangent I did see a couple of 4K monitors with free sync for approx $650NZD second hand. Thoughts or opinions there?? Recently built rig and am very happy with 1080P performance
  3. Have to be Aria Headset. Clean design looks good. Although the same could be said about all their products
  4. Not a repost I just posted in two different categories as I thought it fit under both. My apologies if this is against etiquette, I am a fairly new member.
  5. Thanks for the prompt response Captain WD. I am actually suspicious of the PSU. If the PC doesn't boot nothing happens when I hit the power switch. There is no POST, No fans, no BSOD no nothing. This has happened a couple of times with all drives. I have tried with 4 drives (+ssd) and it seemed to boot fine. The reason I upgraded the PSU was I wasn't sure whether 400W would be sufficient for 6 mechanical drives + SSD (using two expansion cards). My next step will be to test the original 400W PSU I was using with all drives if it has sufficient power to spin up all drives. I have tested both expansion cards moderately and am happy with them. The original PSU CPU and RAM was from an old PC which I have repurposed and had no issues with.
  6. Forgive me if this is the wrong location. I have a storage pc with a total of 7 drives (6 mechanical 1 ssd boot drive). I have recently upgraded the psu and added 2 new drive (to bring it to its current total) and am wondering whether it is causing PSU issues on spin up. The PSU is a Thermaltake SST-ST50EF (500W 80+) CPU: AMD 64 X2 4600+ No dedicated GPU 1 cheap 4 port RAID card 1 cheap 4 port SATA expansion card DRIVES: 2x 2TB WD Green 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 1x 3TB WD Green 1x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 1x 120GB Kingston SSD Now V300 The pc has run fine on a 400W PSU with the 2TB Drives (+320GB mechanical) but with the new PSU and all drives it doesn't boot and no fans spin up at all. I have done some rough calculations based on the manufacturers data sheet (1.73A peak for WD Green) and (2A peak? for Seagates) still only works out to 11.19A (not counting SSD 1A) which is well under the 25A of the 5V supply and 18A from each of the two 12V supplies. One concern is the new PSU uses an 8 pin (non splittable???) CPU power connector not a 4pin that the motherboard uses. This is the only possible issue I can think of as I have improved the PSU as I have added more drives. Sorry if this is in the wrong place and thanks for any suggestions.
  7. Forgive me if this is the wrong location. I have a storage pc with a total of 7 drives (6 mechanical 1 ssd boot drive). I have recently upgraded the psu and added 2 new drive (to bring it to its current total) and am wondering whether it is causing PSU issues on spin up. The PSU is a Thermaltake SST-ST50EF (500W 80+) CPU: AMD 64 X2 4600+ No dedicated GPU 1 cheap 4 port RAID card 1 cheap 4 port SATA expansion card DRIVES: 2x 2TB WD Green 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 1x 3TB WD Green 1x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 1x 120GB Kingston SSD Now V300 The pc has run fine on a 400W PSU with the 2TB Drives (+320GB mechanical) but with the new PSU and all drives it doesn't boot and no fans spin up at all. I have done some rough calculations based on the manufacturers data sheet (1.73A peak for WD Green) and (2A peak? for Seagates) still only works out to 11.19A (not counting SSD 1A) which is well under the 25A of the 5V supply and 18A from each of the two 12V supplies. One concern is the new PSU uses an 8 pin (non splittable???) CPU power connector not a 4pin that the motherboard uses. This is the only possible issue I can think of as I have improved the PSU as I have added more drives. Sorry if this is in the wrong place and thanks for any suggestions.
  8. Cheers for that, Can I use a RAID card to essentially gain more useable SATA ports though????
  9. Cheers for the response. Is the connector mainly to carry signal voltages to the secondary PSU or what is its purpose??? The numbers I have been working off are (95W (Pentium D CPU) + 28W (MOBO) + 25W (perHDD at spinup peak power) x 3(minimum number)) + ??? for RAM + ??? for a few fans = at least 198W Max (PSU has capacity of 250W) for a load capacity of 79% at spinup which is relatively high. Once operating this figure is likely to be lower but if I add a 4 port RAID Card that headroom is going to disappear. I guess sort of a follow on question. I am aware of staggered spin up, is it a common feature across all BIOS/ MOBO or is it board specific? I have a SFF HP business desktop (LGA775) so I doubt it is a feature rich board
  10. I am working on cannibalizing an HP pc to use as a storage NAS/ Server. Problem is the PSU is rather small and I don't know whether I would be able to find a replacement (due to proprietary HP CPU 6pin socket) so was considering a possibility. Would I be able to use a second PSU purely to power HDDs the HP PSU would drive CPU MOBO and boot HDD the secondary PSU would drive 2 other HDDs and up to 4 more possibly added with a RAID Card. Would this cause problems. (Power Consumption is not an issue!)
  11. A new member to LTT so if I'm breaking any rules or posting in the wrong area please forgive me. I am working on cannibalizing some parts to make a (i guess you could call it a NAS or a server), anyway the MOBO I am looking at using has three SATA ports. I was intending on using one of them as a boot drive/scratch disk and running the others as storage. I have also considered adding a cheap (cheap) 4 port RAID card. My intention would be to use it to eventually build a RAID 5 array. My question is, can a RAID card be used essentially as an expansion to add more HDDs (without necessarily creating a full on RAID array) maybe as a JBOD setup or are drives of a constant size required. Ideally the setup would be something that I can add/remove/change drives without too many issues. Any clarification is much appreciated
  12. Thanks for such the prompt reply much appreciated. It does some what limit things which is an inconvenience.
  13. This is a first post so any feedback with regards to etiquette is welcome This is sort of a CPU, PSU and MOBO question I am working on cannibalizing an old HP SFF business desktop (dc7700) I think. I have removed the Celeron D and replaced with a Pentium D (945 3.4Ghz). My concern is the PSU. The PSU built in was approx 250W. The CPU side of the problem is, what is the best sort of number to work off with regards to power draw of the CPU. I am aware the TDP of a processor is the maximum thermal power released by the CPU and is probably not the best figure to go off but I wasn't too sure of an alternative figure. Some sort of guidance in this area would be appreciated. PSU time, the TDP of the Celeron D was 84W vs the Pentium D 95W. I'd like to think an 11W difference wouldn't have any effect on the PSU (HP had ensured there was sufficient headroom) but being a commercial machine I have my doubts. Also I am currently only using a single HDD but would like to increase that (max 3) so spin up could become an issue (approx 25*3= 75W). I guess my question here is, is 250W sufficient to run a Pentium D 3HDDs (no optical) and 4-8GB RAM? I would like to add a graphics card so will most likely need to upgrade this??? Total Power Calculations so far (95W (CPU) + 75W(HDDs) + 28W (MOBO) + RAM??? + GPU???) = 198W (80% PSU Load) The problem I have is I think (key word here) the PSU uses a 6pin CPU power socket (I may have been confused with the PCIE power socket) but I am fairly sure the MOBO has a 20-24pin (I have forgotten which one) main power socket and a 6pin CPU power socket. The reason I don't think it was a PCIE socket as there was only two plugs to the MOBO??? Do 6pin CPU sockets exist in the wild or are they a HP specific control thing. Because I am yet to see 6 pin CPU sockets Any clarification on any of these matters would be great. Thanks
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