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by Bob_the_lost
Sun May 21, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Australian site steals SPCR article!
Replies: 49
Views: 27003

http://www2.technobabble.com.au/article20.html Ripped from Club OC, as he states. http://www2.technobabble.com.au/article163.html http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1641276,00.asp The site's still up for me, The question is if i can be bothered to email the various sites that he's ripped off to te...
by Bob_the_lost
Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic cooling to release passive heatsink for 7600/7900GT
Replies: 8
Views: 4087

Heh, i'll link that one to him :lol:
by Bob_the_lost
Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic cooling to release passive heatsink for 7600/7900GT
Replies: 8
Views: 4087

Arctic cooling to release passive heatsink for 7600/7900GT

http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=31&threadid=1835832&STARTPAGE=1 Dear David Thanks for the feedback. I absolutely agree with you on the business opportunity regarding 7900GT and the fact that users may move to Zalman's solution. Our development for a passive high end cooler (fits a...
by Bob_the_lost
Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hard drives and water, the saga begins...
Replies: 23
Views: 8340

Hard drives and water, the saga begins...

Now, as we all know there are a few ways to silence a hard drive. The premier method is suspension, which works well. The second favourite is mass damping, which works too, but generally results in higher temps and a lot more work. I read the saga of the two lads who filled a computer with cooking o...
by Bob_the_lost
Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tinnitus Guy Needs PC - Dell 5150 Desktop or Build My Own?
Replies: 29
Views: 6394

Having read the responses and looked at the cost... I am seriously weighing a DIY box. Looks like I should really STFA. Is a totally "fanless" box a real possibility, even with gaming? Yes, but it costs a lot more money. Dropping the number of fans down is rather easy though so it's possible to jus...
by Bob_the_lost
Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tinnitus Guy Needs PC - Dell 5150 Desktop or Build My Own?
Replies: 29
Views: 6394

That's what he's asking, didn't you read the title of the thread? Evidently not :D I'd buy a prebuilt one and stick it in the closet, if noise really is that bad then stick some rigid fibre board inbetween the wall and you. This would be enough to remove the noise from almost any system, especially...
by Bob_the_lost
Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tinnitus Guy Needs PC - Dell 5150 Desktop or Build My Own?
Replies: 29
Views: 6394

Dells are not quiet. The best option is to put the computer in a seperate room as you suggested.

Are you going to be building it or buying it prebuilt? I suspect from the dell comment that it's the latter.
by Bob_the_lost
Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need help with HSF decisions
Replies: 14
Views: 3586

I wouldn't worry too much about removing the HSF, for a start even if it goes wrong the CPU won't cost more to replace than you'd spend on a good night down the pub. A 2500M (excellent quiet computing component) costs around £50 ($75) and that'd be a massive step up for you. To replace your CPU woul...
by Bob_the_lost
Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: A test FAQ for public review.
Replies: 45
Views: 30952

There are two groups that overclock, the poor and the rich. The poor buy the nicest parts they can and overclock to get more performance, gaining joy from making a £300 CPU do the work of a £600 one. They are the noblest creatures on the earth and should be worshiped by any who have not addopted th...
by Bob_the_lost
Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TV tuner options?
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

You can record mpeg 2 with the DVB-T tuners in the UK, although it's not normal mpeg2, it needs to be transcoded slightly for the most part (or you do with my card).
by Bob_the_lost
Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a QUIET HTPC
Replies: 51
Views: 18600

Money is not a concern. I know that saving pennies now costs you pounds later and I would be looking to go the 939 route. Yes and no, 939 is on it's way out, assume that your HTPC will last 2 years, at that stage 939 will be phased out and you'll be faced with buying an old technology as it phases ...
by Bob_the_lost
Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: A test FAQ for public review.
Replies: 45
Views: 30952

After the host of different "Is this a good, quiet overclocking rig?" threads i've knocked this together. It still needs a lot of work, suggestions on the back of a postcard. Is a quiet overclocked PC possible? It's a bit of a contradiction, overclocking generates more heat than running the parts at...
by Bob_the_lost
Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD x2 Stock HSF - how bad is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

it's not bad, but you can do better. If silence is your goal then i'd get a 3rd party HSF, if money is tight then it's not bad.
by Bob_the_lost
Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: christmas project still not running
Replies: 12
Views: 2857

Nagging at them is a good idea, and if they don't fix it then return it to the point of sale and demand a refund as it's not suitable for it's purpose.
by Bob_the_lost
Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pls help me choose memory for A8R-MVP
Replies: 14
Views: 3632

You're asking in the wrong place :D Read some reviews at www.anandtech.com, i'd go for the most expensive stuff they recomend if you're even thinking about a 4800. BTW it's far too easy to overclock a 4400 to faster than a stock 4800, and for the extra money the 4800 just isn't cost effective. (Mayb...
by Bob_the_lost
Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help?
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

A nice build if you can get the opteron. For the RAM read the anandtech review of value RAM, you look like the poster boy for it, the money you save can go for a better XFI card, the bottom of the range one is not all that much better than a 2 ZS card. Look at the A8R MVP motherboard, much better ov...
by Bob_the_lost
Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What would be the fastest 1G memory stick for a 939 system?
Replies: 23
Views: 6022

RAM speeds It's not only possible to get 2,2,2,5 1Gb sitcks at the moment, it's not too hard. However for Athalon systems it's a bit of a waste of time getting anything more than PC3200 with those timings, going from ultra cheap to top of the range only increases performance by 10%. That means doub...
by Bob_the_lost
Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: P180 case feet come off?
Replies: 13
Views: 11393

I've got a black SPCR model (see, it's all your fault mike) p180, the door is slightly warped, and i lost a foot trying to slide it across carpet (so my fault really, although stronger glue wouldn't have hurt at all).

Still a great case, just not perfect.
by Bob_the_lost
Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Remove thermal pad from Athlon 64?
Replies: 21
Views: 6959

by using AS5 (etc) instead of the stock thermal pad that comes with the amd64 chips, does this void your warrenty? So, if the CPU dies, take the CPU cooler out of the box you've left it in and then stick it to the cpu, aim a hairdryer at the heatsink for an hour and then watch them try to prove you...
by Bob_the_lost
Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to build new system....
Replies: 7
Views: 2421

stupid wrote: RAM Heatsink - Not really necessary unless you realy overclock the CPU.
Not even then, the A64 doesn't mind you using RAM dividers so you can up the CPU all you like and leave the RAM around 200mhz.
by Bob_the_lost
Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to build new system....
Replies: 7
Views: 2421

The opterons are (essentially) the same chips as the 4400 X2 and 4800 X2, just running at a lower clock speed. Because they are designed for an enterprise use the quality control process is better and the silicone used is also top notch. This results in good overclockability, so since the 165 is the...
by Bob_the_lost
Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 3d acceleration freezing for anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 3032

I've had some graphics problems with my 7800GT but i've put it down to overclocking problems so i don't know how much help that is sorry.
by Bob_the_lost
Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent System: OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 3506

First there is a forum for system advice, guess this'll be moved there soon enough. CPU: The 148 will be OCd to get it that fast = more heat = faster fan to cool it = noiser = bad. Motherboard: The DFI has a chipset fan, this will be loud and require replacing if you want your machine to run queitly...
by Bob_the_lost
Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 2005 SPCR Readers' Choice Components Award
Replies: 15
Views: 5857

I don't think there's much point in a case category, unless you rule out the p180, then it'd get interesting (untill people notice the p150 and then it's the same old tune :D )
by Bob_the_lost
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Arctic-Cooling GPU coolers: Accelero X1 & X2
Replies: 51
Views: 16400

MiKeLezZ wrote:19€ is already a good price
i don't think it will drop a lot
What can i say, i'm a cheap git. :D
by Bob_the_lost
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed HTPC build... Feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Good luck with the 165, gold dust.
by Bob_the_lost
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: christmas project still not running
Replies: 12
Views: 2857

Hang on, you were right to install the RAID drivers, or you would have been if the installation procedure they had listed worked for you. Right now you don't have the drivers for the SATA installed because it didn't stop to let you install them, correct? It's a problem with the motherboard or instal...
by Bob_the_lost
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TV tuner options?
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

Hauppage make good hardware, but their software is bloody horrific. Download a 3rd party (there are freeware ones out there) software system for it before you even try using the crap they bundle with it. Also log into thier forums so you can find out how the hell to get it to install at all. I will ...
by Bob_the_lost
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to build new system....
Replies: 7
Views: 2421

Well first thing is to think again about the case, the p150 is a lovely little thing, but i'd want a bit more room, like a p180. Also you won't have to dispose of the Neo High power PSU as well. The CPU should be a 3800X2 if you're going to OC it, or better yet an opteron 165. Both are excellent val...
by Bob_the_lost
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Arctic-Cooling GPU coolers: Accelero X1 & X2
Replies: 51
Views: 16400

No exhaust and a release date in feb? Guess i'm getting a 5 rev 3 after all then. Maybe the price will drop a bit.