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It might be time to swap that out for my NF-S12A FLX.

Done. Noise level much lower. There was also a sympathy hum from the rear panel after installing the S12A FLX ... even before I plugged the fan in. I loosened the screws a little and that went away.

Actually - what I have isn't a S12A FLX ... it has 4 pins. How do I tell the difference between a NF-F12 PWM, NF-P12 PWM and a NF-S12A PWM?

Duh ... by looking at the sticker on the back smile.gif.

Edited by ruffhi - 9/29/15 at 7:32pm
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Done. Noise level much lower. There was also a sympathy hum from the rear panel after installing the S12A FLX ... even before I plugged the fan in. I loosened the screws a little and that went away.

Actually - what I have ins't a S12A FLX ... it has 4 pins. How do I tell the difference between a NF-F12 PWM, NF-P12 PWM and a NF-S12A PWM?

Duh ... by looking at the sticker on the back smile.gif.
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I've taken the side of the case to swap the exhaust fan out. The Noctua is much quieter than the 'Deadly Silent'. The DS also had an annoying hum at high RPMs ... I don't think the two material in the fan blades are a success. I have two of these sitting in front of the HDDs but at 66% of max RPM speed - no hum from them.

Anyway, I've also been updating my temp monitoring script and running it to test. With the side panel off, my MB & CPU temps have been coming down ... not so much the HDD temps.

4pm - mobo 40C, CPU 30C
7pm - mobo 38C, CPU 27C <-- side taken off at about 6:30
8pm - mobo 37C, CPU 23C
10pm - mobo 37C, CPU 22C

I think I have too many in-take fans and not enough exhaust.
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Build Adventure ... Episode #10 - Swapping it all around
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Final picture from the front ...

NAS-0116s.jpg

Here is the (maybe) final location of the fan controller. I pulled it out from the bottom and replaced it with the power switch. I left the fan controller loosey-goosey. I can take off the side, fiddle with the voltage and then slide it back under the HDD cages. I may hook something up slightly more permanent than that. Or maybe not.

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A shot of some internal cabling ...

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Another one. Note the change in SATA data cables ... and the collection that I have in my cable box.

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Fan controller ... again.

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HDD cage cabling.

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Top fans.

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And the cable management out the back. The 24-pin power cable is too fat. I might swap it out for my shorter, flat, silverstonetek cable.

NAS-0123s.jpg

Edited by ruffhi - 10/5/15 at 11:23am
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Build Adventure ... Episode #11 - Final Resting Place
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I cleaned off a shelf in my basement for the UPS and the NAS. It may get a little dusty over there so I picked up some perspex (acrylic).

NAS-0112s.jpg

... and secured it to the shelf.

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The shelf in question didn't have any ethernet access ... so I had to run three cables over from my hub ...

NAS-0114s.jpg

As it turned out, one of the cables was faulty so I couldn't use it. And now I am out of ethernet cable ... is it really time for another 1000 feet?

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Installed. Running. Protected by the UPS. This source for the pictures is now being maintained by the NAS. I've also added the NAS to my daily backup routine.

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Build Adventure ... Info Session #1 - Side Panel
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NKrader asked me for some side panel dimensions. Apparently he is looking into 'get[ting a] lasercutter quote setup to cut the soundfoam when the case gets here'.

Below is a picture of the side panel in the orientation that goes on the side. Note that the side folds around the edge are slightly thicker than the top / bottom (see the larger picture by clicking in it and look at the inserts).

The side panel sits under the top panel, behind the front panel and is flush with the rear and bottom of the case. This picture shows the side panel 'hole' very clearly.

Also note that all around the inside of where the side panel goes is a metal ridge (the dotty thingo). That metal ridge is 18mm or 19mm thick (sorry about the mixed measurements).

I would plan on placing the insulation 19mm from the outer edge of the side panel. That will keep the insulation away from those metal ridge / dotty things.

I too am planning on sound insulation ... but I am going with this.

NAS-0125s.jpg

Edited by ruffhi - 10/3/15 at 1:31pm
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Looks amazing, you gave me some cool ideas. Your work makes me happy, thank you for sharing this project!
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Looks amazing, you gave me some cool ideas. Your work makes me happy, thank you for sharing this project!

Thanks for your comments. This ('Your work makes me happy') must rank as one of the best reviews I have ever received.

BTW - watched my first recorded TV sourced from the NAS tonight. Windows Media Center rocks!
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Motherboard temps are climbing ... up to 42C ... everything else (CPU, HDDs) is very acceptable 26-30C. I've taken the stealth back-plate off the motherboard to see if that helps. It (the stealth back-plate) was warm to the touch.

Edited by ruffhi - 10/3/15 at 4:27pm
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Motherboard temps are climbing ... up to 42C ... everything else (CPU, HDDs) is very acceptable 26-30C. I've taken the stealth back-plate off the motherboard to see if that helps. It (the stealth back-plate) was warm to the touch.
id consider anything under 60c to be highly acceptable, just from server hardware standpoint, the max temps are very high on almost everything on that board so 60 isnt as hot as you would think ESPECIALLY for a fanless board.
Edited by NKrader - 10/3/15 at 4:29pm
     
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