Month: April 2007

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Quiet Media PC made from Junk

Edward McKeating’s project started not as an exercise in reuse and recycle but because he wanted to move his media PC into the living room to watch TV and videos more comfortably. The problem was that the PC was ugly and very noisy. He decided instead to modify what he had with some of the

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HP Pavilion a1640n & a1630n: Intel vs. AMD?

It’s not every day that a full review of a system from a major PC brand appears at SPCR. Now here we are with two desktop PCs from Hewlett Packard. In the third quarter of 2006, HP took the lead from Dell as the biggest maker of computers in the world. Does this mean the

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Power Supply Fundamentals

A reference article comprehensively discussing many aspects of power supplies and how they affect system noise, cooling, efficiency and stability. Also lists recommended quiet power supplies. This is a years-old article that has been updated numerous times. It remains the most popular article at SPCR, with nearly 900,000 reads as of April 2007. Last updated

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