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x.265 encoding -

21 September 2016 - 05:56 PM

Damn does it get hot.  4.7 GHz 2700K running full bore...I actually had to crank up my fans to stay in the high 60s.  AVX is murder. :lol:  Handbrake, btw.


I have another 120 or so hours of encoding to go, I guess this is a good stability test.  24 hours done so far. :)

EDIT:  Yes, I need moar coars!

Random LAN shots...

21 September 2015 - 08:11 PM

So a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...there existed an event called TigerLAN. This LAN party was a 2-day affair that was epic in every way imaginable, on campus at Clemson University.

There are a decent number of shots here from my terrible digicam (remember, this is from 2004-2010...or something like that). You may need to login to Facebook to see the pics. :P


Finally did the swap - HAF 932 to Cosmos II

12 September 2015 - 07:51 PM

My trusty HAF 932 has been the home of my rig for a long time. Lots of room, can fit massive radiators up top in push/pull, etc.

But, I've had a Cosmos II sitting in the basement for damn near 2 years now that I only briefly used.

Time to mod!

I didn't take many pictures of the progress because I'm terrible at that, but my main goal was to get the radiator into the bottom of the case so that I didn't have to deal with the bleeding process from hell that was my system with a top-mounted radiator.

Without further adieu -

Fast forward to the bottom of the Cosmos II fully modded. I told you I suck at taking pictures along the way! I drilled out the supports (really, they aren't needed) so I could fit the massive RX360 radiator along with push/pull Yate Loons.
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Nobody every complained about too many SSDs. 480 GB boot drive, 240 GB "stuff" drive, and a 512 GB quad-drive RAID 0 array for games. :D
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All buttoned up and a bit blurry because, again, I suck at non-review pictures. :P
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As clean as I felt like making it today. Pardon the flash, but I was very done with wiring, filling, and routing at this point.
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Low and slow...low speed Corsair fans evacuate hot air and cool the VRMs.
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I have to make a nice cover plate for the .5 high slot where the original dual hot-swap bays were located...apparently they're 1.5 5.25" bays tall. And yes, the wall is pink. I'm changing that this fall. :lol:
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It's a beast and it runs a bit cooler than before. :)

Miata rebuild thread v. 2015 {UPDATED FOR 2016}

10 February 2015 - 07:12 PM

It's rebuild time again...but for good reason.






Ready to be ripped apart again!



New clutch/flywheel/pressure plate.  Rated for 320 torque. :D  Also, new MLS head gasket + related gaskets.



ECU upgraded to control a boost solenoid, have launch control, and a dual MAP sensor for barometric correction.  This is what I did during the Superbowl. :P





Ha, color instructions.  This was a nice touch!
Holy crap, lots of parts.
I'll post as I progress (slowly most likely).  The motor is almost ready to come out of the car to drill and tap the oil pan.  Shooting for 12 PSI and ~225 RWHP...it'll be faster than the Corvette. :D

New NAS configuration (poll inside! Yay!)

18 November 2014 - 08:03 PM

So I have six new 2 TB drives on the way to supplement my NAS box. I've got bays for 12 drives (I could fit 3 more internally if I have a good argument to doing so).

So, of the 12 drive configurations, which would you choose for your backups and "permanent" storage?

I'm leaning towards the quad 3-way RAID1 mirrors purely for redundancy and speed...but I figured I'd see what OCC users would do.

And yes, I'll probably benchmark a 12-way RAID0 just for funzies. :)

Any suggestions on good 14 or 15 drive setups are totally welcome as well! A 15 drive setup that's appealing to me is five 3-way RAID1 sets...stupid fast reads and very fast writes...