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Old 02-10-2015, 03:16 AM
EneMeneGratschik EneMeneGratschik is offline
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I see.
So which PSU would you recommend? And which FireWire card?
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:31 PM
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I see.
So which PSU would you recommend? And which FireWire card?
I actually included a link to a FW card in the quote section of my previous reply. As for power supplies, I think sticking to the major brands(Corsair, OCZ, Antec), and those with big fans(140mm) will almost all be safe bets. I also don't think you need to spend a ton and by all means, do take advantage of sale pricing. Maybe this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371067
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817438026
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817438030
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:28 AM
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Thanks for your advice for PSUs.
I'm sorry, I don't see the link to the FW-card ...
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:15 AM
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Crap. I just clicked it and its gone. Search eBay for "SIIG firewire Texas Instruments"(without the quotes). that's how I found the one I linked to originally.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:08 PM
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Check Out this Firewire card also. $22

2-port of 1394b + 1-port of 1394a Firewire Ports PCI-Express Controller Card (SY-PEX30016)

I use it with my Motu's 1394b ports and it works great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815124107
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:29 PM
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That card looks good, TI chipset and all. I believe I have the same exact one, works just fine with my UCX.

One thing: some audio interfaces do not like "combo" cards that have both FW400 and FW800. Focusrite is picky about that, others may be as well - see this comment and the linked white paper

If you have a Focusrite firewire interface or plan to get one, SIIG NN-E20012-S2 is a solid card for $40.
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:06 PM
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+1 on the siig, I have that exact 1. Drivers already in Windows
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:38 AM
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Thanks for your FireWire card advices! I'll go with siig.

Back to PSU: Noisewise, which PSU brand would you recommend? I thought about either
- "be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10" with either 750 or 850 Watt
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- "Corsair RM Series 850 Watt" (as listed in Brandonx1's configuration on the first page)


I read some PSU reviews here http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/RM850/2.html and the be quiet PSUs seem to get very noisy once they have reached more than 40°C.
Is it probable that it reaches that temperature?

What do you do think about 1100w Nexus RX-1.1K 80-Plus Gold?

@albee1952, I've read the WD 2 TB Caviar Black really is quite fast but a little loud. You think so too?

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Old 02-13-2015, 09:00 AM
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Thanks for your FireWire card advices! I'll go with siig.

Back to PSU: Noisewise, which PSU brand would you recommend? I thought about either
- "be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10" with either 750 or 850 Watt
or
- "Corsair RM Series 850 Watt" (as listed in Brandonx1's configuration on the first page)


I read some PSU reviews here http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/RM850/2.html and the be quiet PSUs seem to get very noisy once they have reached more than 40°C.
Is it probable that it reaches that temperature?

What do you do think about 1100w Nexus RX-1.1K 80-Plus Gold?

@albee1952, I've read the WD 2 TB Caviar Black really is quite fast but a little loud. You think so too?
The PSU I bought is really quiet.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:49 AM
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Are there noise benefits to getting an over spec PSU? In other words that your power requirements are well below the PSU rating so even when the system is running at full bore the PSU isn't being taxed, and therefore isn't having to spin fans faster?
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