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by continuum
Wed May 11, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone have any experience with Thermalright Le Grand Macho?
Replies: 9
Views: 5992

Re: Anyone have any experience with Thermalright Le Grand Ma

Hoping for a SPCR review here, too!
by continuum
Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Skylake Memory Scaling with Kingston Predator DDR4-3000
Replies: 13
Views: 8121

Re: Skylake Memory Scaling with Kingston Predator DDR4-3000

Any reason why a speed such DDR4-2666 CL15 wasn't benchmarked as well? As CA_Steve's pricing a few posts up shows, while pricing is pretty flat, there is a bit of a jump, and I know if you're seeking optimal value then the numbers might be useful. OTOH, if pricing for memory faster than DDR4-2666 re...
by continuum
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Icy Dock Blizzard HDD Enclosure & EZ-Dock Docking Station
Replies: 2
Views: 2227

Re: Icy Dock Blizzard HDD Enclosure & EZ-Dock Docking Statio

IIRC the USB interface performance limit you're seeing would probably be solved with a USB controller that supports USAP or whatnot. I don't think it's specifically a hard limit with USB 3.0 you're seeing. AsMedia controllers with appropriate driver do support this, and I believe if your testing OS ...
by continuum
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Crucial M4 64GB: Solid-State on a Budget
Replies: 3
Views: 2827

Re: Crucial M4 64GB: Solid-State on a Budget

Heck I could've sworn I saw a 128GB for $55AR last week...

64GB SSDs really end up screwed due to insufficient dies to talk to the controller for proper performance...
by continuum
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Icy Dock 2.5"/3.5" Drive Accessories
Replies: 2
Views: 1950

Re: Icy Dock 2.5"/3.5" Drive Accessories

Any idea if the USB to SATA supports UASP?
by continuum
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
Replies: 61
Views: 49345

Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR

Congrats on ten years!!
by continuum
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec TrueQuiet Pro 120
Replies: 15
Views: 5489

Re: Antec TrueQuiet Pro 120

Indeed... we need another fan roundup!

(or at least from Xbitlabs or someone...)
by continuum
Tue May 03, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SPCR Lab Clearance Corner
Replies: 35
Views: 305742

Re: SPCR Lab Clearance Corner

Got the harddisk, looks good. Thanks Mike! :D
by continuum
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 6: Recall
Replies: 34
Views: 23560

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 6: Recall

Fortunately it's only the PCH's 3Gbps ports... rather than all of them.
by continuum
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New xBits 120 mm Fan Roundup, Part I: 1350 RPM or Lower
Replies: 17
Views: 7980

Re: New xBits 120 mm Fan Roundup, Part I: 1350 RPM or Lower

Xbitlabs' first language is NOT english if memory serves.. and yeah their graphs were awesome-- but a bit hard to break down...... I too would like to see Gentle Typhoon's too, but hey, it's not too bad...
by continuum
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Transform 'Cuda 7200.11 1.5tb into Velociraptor Killer
Replies: 78
Views: 56749

Both the Techwarelabs and the Toms Hardware article would be much more interesting to the average end-user if they included more typical single-user benchmarks. That said the Techwarelabs one is not very useful at all-- measuring sequential reads and writes and access time tells us nothing we didn't...
by continuum
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Samsung's upcoming S-PVA-based 22" display
Replies: 17
Views: 14027

Still no sign of the 2263PW... $*@#@! It's been what, 7 months?

I'm hoping it's at least as good as the L220X and doesn't have the odd text problem the L220X has.
by continuum
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CU TRUE!
Replies: 19
Views: 6508

Maybe Xigmatek will do a HDT-S1283 out of copper? ;)

Actually if I could get an HR-01 Plus comparison with an all-copper version that might be some sick, excessive plan...
by continuum
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anandtech PSU article
Replies: 16
Views: 4969

review site that can't even get it's facts straight shouldn't be trusted. I agree there-- seeing the Aluminum vs. Copper myth alive and well on a site as major as Anandtech was extremely disappointing . But that said, if you actually read the whole article, it's quite good-- especially because Anan...
by continuum
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: List of PSUs that SPCR chose not to review
Replies: 7
Views: 2963

Just that different markets have different product availability. That's true, but insofar as a sufficiently large list of available choices-- well, SPCR, Jonnyguru, Anandtech, Techreport, etc. all seem to do reviews as far as they can sustain, so if that's not enough for you... well, you're outta l...
by continuum
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 255W power supply in the 80 Plus "Gold" category
Replies: 71
Views: 43606

Looks like both power supplies might use the same electronics Both look to have substantially different cable layouts, not to mention that both Delta and HiPro are well known as two different manufacturers-- the HiPro one's configuration looks identical to what Dell uses in their Optiplex GX620/745...
by continuum
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: pioneer DVR-216
Replies: 18
Views: 8302

How's performance? I don't think I've seen any reviews on CDRLabs, CDRInfo, or CDfreaks yet...
by continuum
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Hal W. Hardenbergh (Felger Carbon) died - RIP
Replies: 35
Views: 83559

My condolences, and also those from Ars Technica who also read SPCR's forums.

:(

I suspect our paths crossed a few times as well, only I never knew at the time.

His contributions will be missed. :(
by continuum
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Scythe SlipStream fan compared at equal airflow
Replies: 35
Views: 48568

Condolences from myself and many of us on Ars Technica. :(
by continuum
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 245336

MikeC wrote:Russ pointed me to an automatic door bottom -- a device which seals the gap under the door when it's closed. The trick is to find one in Vancouver.
Hmm I've got one of those on my door at work, if I remember to check on Monday I'll see if it has a brand name or something on it...
by continuum
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 245336

That's a crapload of manual labor. :D
by continuum
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Samsung's upcoming S-PVA-based 22" display
Replies: 17
Views: 14027

I personally am looking forward to the Samsung 22"... I happen to find 1920x1200 on 24" to be a bit too coarse, so doing 1920x1200 on 22" should be just about right. YMMV, of course. :) The Lenovo L220X is pretty damned good, but I'm holding off til more competition arrives (preferably IPS or *VA)...
by continuum
Mon May 05, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 344862

Congrats to the winners!!
by continuum
Thu May 01, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Magnetic fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 2769

Hmm, interesting... previous to the Enermax Marathons the only magnetic bearing fans I'd used were high reliability/high flow (hence high noise) ones from Sunon targeted at server use.
by continuum
Thu May 01, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo fans... some questions...
Replies: 4
Views: 2078

Panaflos are pretty old designs. The Hydrowave bearing lasts a very long time for a sleeve bearing design, but the noise/airflow isn't great compared to the latest in fans. Panaflos were bought by the dozens, hundreds, and thousands back in `97-`03 or so til newer designs came to market. I wouldn't ...
by continuum
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Two Big Top-downers: Big Typhoon VX & Xigmatek HDT-D1284
Replies: 30
Views: 16862

I wonder how many other heatsinks have heatpipes where the outer ones aren't fully touching the CPU IHS, and what the performance difference would be if they did...

That said, seeing more heatsinsk like this with 8mm heatpipes confirms their efficiency. :)
by continuum
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital's single-platter 320GB Caviar SE16 WD3200AAK
Replies: 46
Views: 38265

The huge difference is unexpected- I would expect it to be more consistent than that between samples. Is a WD6400AAKS review on the way too? As for the Samsung F1, the 1TB's and 750GB's are easily available in the USA, I'm not sure about Canada though. Speculation that the 750GB is a 3x250GB platter...
by continuum
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stupid Thermalright....broken bracket!
Replies: 6
Views: 2454

So bend the spring out. To be fair, the XP-120 is a pretty old model. I haven't ever had any problems with it, but I didn't use enough to have a representive sample size worth a damn either... and I have broken more than a few socket 478 plastic retention brackets with other heatsinks. :)
by continuum
Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ATI HD3850 & HD3870: Improved Acoustics & Power Effi
Replies: 35
Views: 25095

Nice. :) Power consumption results make sense too-- they don't track perfectly with Xbitlabs numbers, but they're more than close enough... which is useful to me and many others-- as quite a few reviews all with their own power consumption numbers and testing procedures for 'em have quite a bit of v...
by continuum
Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NMB-MAT fan sources?
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

If you need the highest-grade ones, I haven't seen them domestically either. Dorothy Bradbury does stock the highest-grade ones...