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by Ackelind
Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel D945GCLF m-ITX: Atom For The Desktop
Replies: 15
Views: 11558

This is one good idea done completely wrong. The Atom needs to be paired with a specially developed northbridge in order to have any advantage. AMD BE-processor + 780G offers probably ten times the performance with roughly equal power consumption. It doesn't help to match a tiny 45nm cpu with a 180n...
by Ackelind
Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD DTX small form factor system preview
Replies: 18
Views: 13520

Hmm, the first picture says mATX -> DTX but the later says ATX -> mDTX and ATX -> mITX, though it is the same board. Should it not way mATX in all pictures?
by Ackelind
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 230997

Does anyone know the differences between Antec Fusion, Antec Fusion Black (except the color) and the Antec Fusion V2?
by Ackelind
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DD-WRT firmware
Replies: 14
Views: 5911

I'm using DD-WRT as well, because I have to in order to get my router working. It will keep rebooting every half hour with tomato (the routers uptime goes down to zero, not just "connection dropping"). Right now I'm using DD-WRT to run my WRT54G V2.2 underclocked to 192MHz, because it seems more sta...
by Ackelind
Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus NX-8060 - original & improved
Replies: 58
Views: 44005

I've heard from other forums that the 400W model was indeed quiet(er), maybe there is a difference between them? I'm not sure about this, but I think the 400W model uses a low-speed fan, but perhaps the same fan controller.
by Ackelind
Wed May 30, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus NX-8060 - original & improved
Replies: 58
Views: 44005

The extra 4- or 8-pin 12V AUX is for systems like the Intel V8. They require both an 8-pin and a 4-pin connector to work. Odd enough, the AMD 4x4 platform requires only one AUX connector, and a 4-pin one. It is funny how everything repeat itself. Seasonic- and Seasonic-manufactured PSUs always use t...
by Ackelind
Wed May 16, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 2900XT power consumption
Replies: 8
Views: 4313

This means that you should go out and buy a 2900XT if you want a card that consumes more power, while perforiming less? I want one! [/irony]

The only reason to buy this would be if it was significally cheaper, but I doubt it.
by Ackelind
Wed May 16, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quiet "low profile" CPU coolers
Replies: 12
Views: 4617

How about the Thermaltake MaxOrb with the possibility of a fan swap? I looks essentially like the Zalman 7000/7700-series, but with a slightly different design incorporating heatpipes.
by Ackelind
Sun May 06, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting review over at xbitlabs.
Replies: 14
Views: 5594

I'm guessing that it made no difference to sales. The fastest cards are aimed at gamers and the like, who would be more likely to see the insane power consumption as a mark of pride, to go with their 1kW PSUs. I would expect most people who care about power consumption would disregard these cards o...
by Ackelind
Sun May 06, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting review over at xbitlabs.
Replies: 14
Views: 5594

They'd better have a good reason for it. 2D underclocking and more features have been used for a few generations of cards now, and CPUs are implementing it very good, so what changed now? I don't have an answer to that, I hope someone does. Perhaps they noticed that the people who buy these high-en...
by Ackelind
Fri May 04, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting review over at xbitlabs.
Replies: 14
Views: 5594

They'd better have a good reason for it. 2D underclocking and more features have been used for a few generations of cards now, and CPUs are implementing it very good, so what changed now? I don't have an answer to that, I hope someone does.
by Ackelind
Fri May 04, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting review over at xbitlabs.
Replies: 14
Views: 5594

Here are the PSU power consumption numbers (using a Tagan TurboJet TG1100-U96; we measured its power draw from the wall outlet and multiplied the result by this PSU’s efficiency factor, about 0.83) this article ASSUMES an 83% efficiency... i may not be giving 1kW PSUs enough credit, but that seem...
by Ackelind
Fri May 04, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting review over at xbitlabs.
Replies: 14
Views: 5594

Interesting review over at xbitlabs.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/1000w-psu-roundup.html A 1000W PSU roundup. The most interesting part is the first page with the two monster systems. The power draw is actually calculated from the PSU, not from the wall. The AMD Quad-FX system with two 8800GTX in SLI actually used ove...
by Ackelind
Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Just for the sake of bragging : 0 fan AMD64X2
Replies: 15
Views: 6948

I did run my Antec P180 fanless once, by mistake! I had about similar temperatures. Why did I run it fanless? I my two fans turned all the way down using my fan controller, and I rebooted. The fans don't start at 5V, and the audible difference is, you guessed it, none. That's why I ran it fanless fo...
by Ackelind
Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I want a silent harddisk.
Replies: 16
Views: 7841

I second that 7200.10 are HORRIBLE!

The idle sound of one of those babies is about twice as high as my three Spinpoint P120, mounted in a P180 chassis. The seek noise is also comparable to a computer from last century. It is easily the noisiest hard drive I've heard recently.
by Ackelind
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External Wifi HD enclosure?
Replies: 1
Views: 1478

Perhaps a wireless router with an USB connector for using an external USB hard drive?
by Ackelind
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Old PC games
Replies: 15
Views: 6026

I went the other way and got myself a genuine old computer for true hardware support! A Pentium 200MMX with a soundblaster 16 ISA card! I got it for 100SEK which is just over 10USD. I never got dosbox to work perfectly, I got speed drops and mysterious lockups on my Athlon64 3000+. Does anyone know ...
by Ackelind
Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 176963

X1950XTX. SLI -- only if we get another sample... but as that Tech Report article indicates, 8800s in SLI or x1950xtx in xfire don't pull anywhere near the power officially recommended: 373W AC and 400W AC, respectively, from an 80% efficient PSU. Techreport even reports the power that is pulled at...
by Ackelind
Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 176963

Is it an X1900XTX or an X1950XTX? The table states 1950XTX but the text under the table states that an X1900XTX was used. The power consumption between them do differ. Is it possible that you sometime later will ad a similar setup, using CF or SLI just to see a really worst case scenario. I've seen ...
by Ackelind
Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
Replies: 98
Views: 77963

Re: No Firewire!

...eSATA is NOT a common peripheral interface. The unit comes with an eSATA/SATA adapter interface and the eSATA cable as well. All you need in your PC is a spare PCI slot cover and standard SATA port. As for price.... yeah, I agree, but the marketplace will dictate. There are however not many note...
by Ackelind
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Galaxy: A KiloWatt power supply
Replies: 47
Views: 32867

The link to this discussion in the forum is messed up. I end up at some discussion about SilenX fans :S

I would love to have a recording of that 50dBA PSU! Just as an example of how bad it really can be.
by Ackelind
Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fortron Zen fanless 300W ATX PSU
Replies: 71
Views: 52321

Wich of the fanless psu's (Silverstone Nightjar and FSP Zen are the only ones in Romania) would you pick for a low power sistem like this: Intel E4300 (+/- undervolted) with a HR-01 heatsink ducted to a Noctua 800 at the back of a Solo; !!! on-board video (Gygabite DS4, G965) and a single notebook ...
by Ackelind
Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: HP nc6220 - quiet!
Replies: 5
Views: 4850

None of the Thinkpad X-series has S-video and only one of the T-series (I think it is either T41 or T42) that has got S-video out as an option.

That was a major deal breaker for me and the reason why I went with the HP.
by Ackelind
Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: HP nc6220 - quiet!
Replies: 5
Views: 4850

It runs at about 35C at idle, full load i would guess around 50-60C (using NHC stability check). I don't have any information on the IBM laptops since I've never owned one myself and it was a while since I even used one. Check the thinkpadforums and see what people there think about it. It should be...
by Ackelind
Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: HP nc6220 - quiet!
Replies: 5
Views: 4850

HP nc6220 - quiet!

I recently bought one used HP nc6220. It is based on a Pentium M 1.73GHz, 512MB ram, 40GB Hitachi HD, a 14" screen and DVD-combo drive and weighs in at around 2.2kg (4.4 pounds). I have to say that in idle, I am very surprised. It is almost dead silent, only a faint 20dB-ish woosh from the hard driv...
by Ackelind
Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian-Li HPC-600 power supply
Replies: 23
Views: 14160

I just found one setup that actually WOULD need a PSU like this. AMDs new 4x4 gaming platform. http://techreport.com/reviews/2007q1/quad-core/index.x?pg=1 Just read that review. The power consumption is horrible and still they only use one 7900GTX. With a pair of 8800GTX you will end up using just o...
by Ackelind
Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian-Li HPC-600 power supply
Replies: 23
Views: 14160

I'm having a hard time convincing people about realistic power draws at other forums. Maybe I just should give up and let "nature" have it's way. It's not my money that is spent in vain, but the result is that less cheap and good low-power PSUs are available.
by Ackelind
Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian-Li HPC-600 power supply
Replies: 23
Views: 14160

I don't understand why you would need two power supplies together when one of these is more than enough. Techreport has made numerous reviews checking power consumption. They've done it for 8800GTX in SLI with Core 2 Extreme X6800 (not the most power hungry processor family, but commonly used nowday...
by Ackelind
Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #3: 92mm Fans
Replies: 45
Views: 32711

Nice, of all the tested fans only one is readily available here in sweden/europe. Where there really no Adda or Pabst fans available? They are available everywhere around here.
by Ackelind
Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec RMA shipping - How long?
Replies: 6
Views: 6851

You just have to send the defective PSU, not the whole case with it! That's what it reads on Antecs RMA-page somewhere.