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I have a question about needing a BBU or not.

As it stands, I have a UPS unit which will supply just enough juice to enable my computer to shut down in the case of a brownout or power failure. Should I still invest in a BBU?
Some of the firmware version will not allow Write Back. WB caching is needed for performance.

Also, a UPS only protects your entire system from power failure. A BBU would protect your data in case of thermal shutdown or hard crash. A UPS protects from neither as they are system caused shutdowns.
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Some of the firmware version will not allow Write Back. WB caching is needed for performance.

Also, a UPS only protects your entire system from power failure. A BBU would protect your data in case of thermal shutdown or hard crash. A UPS protects from neither as they are system caused shutdowns.
I see. Short of eBay, what is the place where I can buy the cheapest BBU?
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Hi, im new. Im searching in ebay but the perc 5 is far from 100 uss, can someboy give me a good link? (with BBU if possible) My idea is run RAID5 not spending to much

Saludos desde Argentina

EDIT: Perc 6 is a nice idea to ... mmm ... RAID5 vs RAID6, well, if the price is not so much more expensive i think about it
Just looked on ebay and you're right, these cards have increased in price quite a bit. I got a 5/i off ebay with BBU for $110 USD about 10 months ago. It seems as if the price has gone up since then. My 5/i was malfunctioning so I returned it to the seller and ended up getting a 6/i off of a member here who sells them every so often. Keep an eye out in the for sale section here because sometimes he gets more and sells 5/i or 6/i for about the same price, 110-120 dollars shipped (yours would be a bit extra since you are in Argentina )
    
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Who here goes without any mods to the card for cooling? I haven't done any and it's seemed fine for about a week now. No forced induction case either, but it does have a pretty decent airflow.

Internal temp reports around 40C for me. I'm guessing there's no way to capture the perc's temperature?
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Who here goes without any mods to the card for cooling? I haven't done any and it's seemed fine for about a week now. No forced induction case either, but it does have a pretty decent airflow.

Internal temp reports around 40C for me. I'm guessing there's no way to capture the perc's temperature?
If you had a temp sensor you could tape it on.

If you touch it with your hand and it's to hot to keep your finger on it, then you'll most likely want to invest in some aftermarket cooling.
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If you had a temp sensor you could tape it on.

If you touch it with your hand and it's to hot to keep your finger on it, then you'll most likely want to invest in some aftermarket cooling.
Any suggestions on something effective but easy enough for a noobie like me?
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Any suggestions on something effective but easy enough for a noobie like me?
This coolermaster will do the job.

Maybe grab a pack of Thermal Pads as well. if you don't feel like modding it so the coolermaster heatsink/fan is held down.

Or you could look at doing something like in the OP

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This coolermaster will do the job.

Maybe grab a pack of Thermal Pads as well. if you don't feel like modding it so the coolermaster heatsink/fan is held down.

Or you could look at doing something like in the OP

Thanks for the advice!
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Any suggestions on something effective but easy enough for a noobie like me?
My own perc, a cheap NB cooler for 3$ and a 70mm fan i had, keeps it cold

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My own perc, a cheap NB cooler for 3$ and a 70mm fan i had, keeps it cold


Is that the OEM heat sync clip? Also, how did you get the other heatsync to stay put without anything holding it down?
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