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Comment reply on MattWeiler's Completed Build: Nassy

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd recommend 18" SATA data cables.

I have an ATX motherboard and it's SATA connectors are on the bottom left (when installed in the case).

For some of the drives, I am using 12" SATA cables, but for most I'm using 18" SATA cables. Since the HDDs are mounted 5 high, and there are fans between the MOBO and the HDDs, you have to run the cables down to the bottom of the case, below the fans and then over to the MOBO.

If you're gonna use PCI-E expansion SATA cards, or just a Micro or Nano ATX motherboard, I think you'll need 18" cables.

               17"
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|          MOBO          |       |
|        10" * 12"       |       |
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|                                | 25"
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|_________   ________   _________|
||__FAN___|||___FAN__|||___FAN__||
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|| HDD X5 ||| HDD X5 ||| HDD X5 ||
|| 4" * 6"||| 4" * 6"||| 4" * 6"||
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Comment reply on MattWeiler's Completed Build: Nassy

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not 100% sure, but my understanding is that the number of mosfets equals the number of phases and there are 7 of them around the CPU.

It's weird, neither Gigabytes site nor the manual specify the number of power phases.

Comment reply on MattWeiler's Completed Build: Nassy

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

It was, but then I upgraded it with a new AMD Ryzen APU... and new motherboard and RAM.

The old Intel guts became my new HTPC.

Comment reply on MattWeiler's Completed Build: Nassy

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually upgraded my internet to Gigabit mainly for the boost to the upload. I now get 1Gbps down and 30 Mbps up. This helps when myself, or my family, want to access my Plex server remotely.

Honestly, 100 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up is plenty for most people. I just wish that my ISP would allow me to increase my upload speed without increasing my download by that much... it's very unnecessary :p

On the hardware side of things, my router died about a month ago; It had been loosing connections for a few weeks and was requiring almost daily reboots at the end.

I decided to get a wired router (without WiFi) and a proper WiFi access point. I like that now if I'm having issues with WiFi, I have an AP to fix/replace but if I'm having routing or other connection issues, I have a router to fix/replace; It's just better separation of responsibilities :)

This new setup has been way more stable and the AP that I got is able to handle many devices. I'm planing to get a decent switch in the future which will allow me to add more wired devices in the future (ie. security cameras).

The router that I got is the TP-Link TL-R600VPN https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B007B60SCG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The AP that I got is the Ubiquiti Unifi Ap-AC Long Range - Wireless Access Point https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B015PRCBBI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Comment reply on Pazaz's Completed Build: Work PC

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the update. That's great news that you were able to get it so high :)

Comment reply on 7tao's Completed Build: MM...FOOD

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build :)

Have you ran any recent BIOS updates? If yes, are you able to get the RAM running at higher speeds and did it fix the temperature readings?

Comment reply on Pazaz's Completed Build: Work PC

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

If you've done the recent BIOS updates, have you been able to run high-speed RAM (3200) when populating all 4 slots?

Comment reply on MattWeiler's Completed Build: Nassy

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

lol I'm so happy with how quiet this things runs. It lives in my living room and serves as our Plex Media Server and we can't hear it from the couch.

Comment reply on MattWeiler's Completed Build: Nassy

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been using www.privateinternetaccess.com for almost 1 year and I love it.

Comment reply on 7tao's Completed Build: MM...FOOD

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough.

It's gotta be difficult being an early Ryzen adopter. I hope it runs stable for you :)

Comment reply on 7tao's Completed Build: MM...FOOD

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

First off, nice build :) I'm planning a Ryzen build later this year, and yours is a great inspiration.

Have you already, or are you planning to, upgrade the MOBO bios? If yes, can you tell us if that fixes the CPU temperature readings?

I read your other comments and I couldn't find your reasoning for saying why you think the temperature readings are off... why do you think that they are?

Comment reply on philphaser's Completed Build: Trump Tower

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

The problem is that Trump would have stiffed him on the bill.

Comment reply on ciema17's Completed Build: Beast

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Even if programs that you're using are not multi-core capable, your OS can run many single-core processes at once with greater ease if you have more cores.

But I've found that video-encoding and file compression software is usually properly written to be multi-core capable.

When I encode a Blu-ray, all 8 threads of my i7 are active at 100%. Similarly when I compress a file with 7Zip.

Comment reply on MattWeiler's Completed Build: Nassy

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I finally got the 2 additional 8TB drives. Now I have 32TB of raw storage but since I'm mirroring everything, I have 16TB of effective storage.

I can finally finish putting all of my media files onto my NAS :)

Comment reply on mainer188's Completed Build: "Nemesis"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

But with having the 1080 he can always upgrade his monitors later to dual 4K displays and not have to worry about his GPU.

I recently got a Radeon RX480 8GB card and it is amazing... I only have 2 x 1080p displays, but I know that I'll be able to upgrade my monitors and not have to worry about my GPU for a while.

Comment reply on MattWeiler's Completed Build: Nassy

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

ya, movies take-up a lot of room :(

Currently I only have 16TB; the other 16TB are coming in the new year.

Since I want complete redundancy, I'll only get 16TB of storage once I get the remaining 16TB. I'm using Windows Storage Spaces to setup a 2-way mirror to ensure that every bit of data is on 2 drives.

Comment reply on MattWeiler's Completed Build: Nassy

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

lol. Yes but it fills up fast :(

Also I've set it up for complete redundancy so the 16TB that I currently have only gives me 8TB of effective storage.

I have 2 more 8TB drives coming so then I'll have 16TB of effective storage with complete redundancy.

Comment reply on twistdroach's Completed Build: Mean machine

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It really depends on what he wants to do with it. Maybe he's running a small hosting business and this is just 1 of several machines he's using.

Comment reply on djhoulihan's Completed Build: Deep Learning Dream Machine (July 2016)

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

OMG, that thing can rival almost anything out there.

That is a very impressive build.

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