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by Arcticfox
Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P150 mid-tower case w/ Neo HE 430 PSU
Replies: 206
Views: 158339

It looks like the lowest street price for P150 is $180. For P180 is $105 (techonweb.com) + $83 for Seasonic 430 (bestbyteinc.com). So, the difference is only $10-$15 after you add shipping. According to the review P180 is slightly quieter: 1. Seasonic 430 is slightly quieter than ANtec Neo 430 2. P...
by Arcticfox
Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MOUSE whine?!
Replies: 40
Views: 25356

I just held my Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0 to my ear and I can definitely hear a high pitched whine when the LED is at full power. Of course it is inaudible when it is not next to my ear.
by Arcticfox
Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Shockwave Flash sucks (power)!!!! Pseudo OUTRAGE!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3548

I am also outraged by the amount of CPU power flash takes. I refuse to even install it on my laptop now. I use my laptop for normal computing tasks (typing up papers, listening to music, surfing the net, ect.) and the CPU normally is cool enough for the fan to stay at it lowest setting (a barely aud...
by Arcticfox
Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 155100

Re: The Giga-Byte RAM DRIVE

My understanding of this "drive" is that the SATA portion of it is only there so that the BIOS and the OS "thinks" that it is a SATA hard drive. The PCI offers power AND data xfer for all operations. The battery backup is there because once a computer is shut off, no power is available to keep the ...
by Arcticfox
Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 155100

Found a site with some benchmarks:
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2005/05/31 ... e_ramdisk/

While I am dissappointed that it is only SATA-I, I guess I can't complain about a completely silent, bootable RAM drive with 3 times the average bandwidth of a normal hard drive and no seek time.
by Arcticfox
Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What do you think will this be the next ideal SPCR Vid Card?
Replies: 18
Views: 4968

I don't see how they will sell this card. Normally when low/mid-level cards get extra memory they are intended for OEM's. The OEM's pay very little extra to get a card with 512MB of cheap high latancy RAM, and their less techno savvy customers see the higher RAM amount and think it must be better. T...
by Arcticfox
Mon May 30, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 155100

Exactly. In other words, the SATA interface will be the bottleneck, and there is no reason to buy anything faster than PC1600 (which is, as far as I know, the slowest DDR memory available). DDR266 support would still be nice because DDR200 RAM is very rare these days, especially in the form of 1GB ...
by Arcticfox
Fri May 27, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 162227

Re: Front of the case part one. The IEEE 1394 (FireWire), USB 2.0 and audio ports are accessible with the door closed. Great! The door must be opened to access the power and reset buttons. Odd. Why not put them accessible from outside, too? Then I'd never have to open the case. Now that I write it,...
by Arcticfox
Thu May 26, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 162227

You mention in the article: " For minimal noise, the best strategy is to use only the back fan and close up the top vent because when placed on the floor, the top vent provides a direct sound path to a typically positioned user, which may increase perceived noise. " Is there a way to block off the t...
by Arcticfox
Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec SmartPower 2.0 - Finally some info
Replies: 58
Views: 23899

Sounds like this could be a great PSU for the duct in the Antec P180. I hope some reviews start popping up soon.
by Arcticfox
Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 in UK (pre-order)
Replies: 16
Views: 4713

The side panels are layered aluminum-plastic-aluminum. As for the price, I actually think that is a good deal for the UK. I am expecting the price to be $160-$180 in the US once it is finally released. It will be more than the P160, and the P160's MSRP is $169 though you can find it for much less on...