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by =assassin=
Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth
Replies: 20
Views: 14237

Re: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth

I've just bought the 2Tb version and I'm getting the chirping, I can live with it if the drive isn't going to die because of it, I find it worrying nonetheless.
by =assassin=
Thu May 31, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 37170

Re: Project: Hush!

Impressive work, I'd love to see how it looks now.
by =assassin=
Thu May 31, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua to use Active Noise Cancellation in new Fan
Replies: 49
Views: 73448

Re: Noctua to use Active Noise Cancellation in new Fan

I was quite surprised to read about this technology - sounds very cool indeed.
by =assassin=
Mon May 24, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RAM Clearance on Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2
Replies: 7
Views: 3099

Cheers for the response :)
by =assassin=
Sat May 22, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RAM Clearance on Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2
Replies: 7
Views: 3099

Quite handy that you've posted that piccy, I've been researching what to get myself, and had considered that board at one point, but then dismissed it as I thought it wouldn't have much room for a larger heatsink, and all 4 banks of RAM, but this now shows that it's possible - I've added both the co...
by =assassin=
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 114084

I don't mind the ads on most tech sites, the only thing that really annoys me are popups.
by =assassin=
Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 Quiet and Neat
Replies: 14
Views: 11360

I do like the neatness, well done with that.
by =assassin=
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!
Replies: 78
Views: 65254

PC are going to be noisy for a long time yet, and so long as most OEM computers use cheap noisy parts, there will always be a market for people doing mods and upgrades to make things quieter. Long live SPCR!!
by =assassin=
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Quick + Safe underclock/undervolt for old AM2 chip
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

Thanks for the input guys :)
by =assassin=
Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Quick + Safe underclock/undervolt for old AM2 chip
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

Quick + Safe underclock/undervolt for old AM2 chip

Hi, I'm just playing around with Crystal CPUID and thought I'd see what happens when I underclock my AM2 A64 3800+ single core down to 1.8Ghz from 2.4Ghz, and it seems not that much difference performance wise in the games I play - it's also a couple of degrees cooler (around 36-37C instead of 38-39...
by =assassin=
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus ENGTX260: A Quiet Graphics Card for Gamers?
Replies: 57
Views: 32972

What?! The GTX260 doesn't fit in the Solo? Well, technically it "can" fit if you cut the hard drive cage like I did. If the card was just a tiny tiny tiny bit shorter it would fit no problems. I'll take a pic or two for you so you can see it in detail :P. Edit: Excuse the hack job, and the dust (I ...
by =assassin=
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Extreme Makeover: ATX Case Edition
Replies: 3
Views: 2549

Looking good, you've given the case a new life!
by =assassin=
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 88487

I like the changes to the Sonata Elite - might make me consider it whereas before I wouldn't have. I still don't like the power button behind the door like someone else mentioned though.
by =assassin=
Sat May 31, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Samurai Z (Rev B) or Freezer 7 Pro?
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

I've got the Samurai one on an AMD system, so different mounting system, but it seemed easy to install and relatively quiet. I can't say I noticed a big difference from the stock fan in terms of sound because ever since I had a motherboard fail when I had my case fan on low I'm paranoid and have it ...
by =assassin=
Mon May 05, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: To Antec NSK4000-EU or NSK4400-EU users.
Replies: 4
Views: 2244

I bought the 4400 and I like it (I've since swapped out the PSU for a Corsair one though) - had it since September 2006 and it's served me well. The front vents just behind the front panel tend to get a bit dusty, and the front panel resonates creating a humming sound, which are it's only downsides ...
by =assassin=
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Underclocking X2 5600+
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

Interesting info - thanks for sharing :) How many watts do you estimate you have saved over the stock frequency/vcore setup?
by =assassin=
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NEW! Corsair VX450W (reviewed by SPCR)
Replies: 94
Views: 65903

Just to confirm, does this have a fan only molex connector - i.e. something to attach a rear case fan to so it's controlled?

Thanks :)
by =assassin=
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU Coooler Charts at toms hardware
Replies: 19
Views: 6005

I wasn't too impressed with Toms roundup :/
by =assassin=
Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - Socket 775 HSF
Replies: 36
Views: 105872

I might put one of these on an E8400 - I've been looking at all sorts of coolers, and in the end I'm just going to end up limited by budget anyway, so I'm leaning towards this when I upgrade, now.
by =assassin=
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CES 2008, Day 1: Antec, Arctic Cooling, CoolIT
Replies: 48
Views: 24240

Thanks :)
by =assassin=
Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CES 2008, Day 1: Antec, Arctic Cooling, CoolIT
Replies: 48
Views: 24240

I'm interested in the Antec 300, when would it likely become available?
by =assassin=
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Via [Isaiah]: low-power 64 bit CPU
Replies: 15
Views: 5006

I was reading about this during my lunchtime. It's good to see via coming out with something more powerful performance wise, but I didn't realise it used to much more power, as 25watts sounds relatively high for their market.
by =assassin=
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617125

Lacuna Coil - A Current Obsession
by =assassin=
Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E8400 is amazing!
Replies: 105
Views: 46013

Would a mini-ninja be enough to run this thing passive easily?
by =assassin=
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman CNPS8700 LED: Update of a Classic
Replies: 23
Views: 14880

Does anyone have an idea how the 7500 Alcu might perform? I assume it'll be just as noisy lol, but if the temperature differences are too much then I might go with that as a cheap alternative, as it's a very similar design, just minus the heatpipes. For a similar price to the 7500ALCU I could get a ...
by =assassin=
Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 273965

Any idea of 8400GS power consumption? I assume it's similar to 7300GS?
by =assassin=
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Wolfdale is (almost!) here
Replies: 21
Views: 6504

fwki wrote:Legion hardware has a review of a retail E8400 here:
http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=714&p=1
Cheers. :)
by =assassin=
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel C2 E8200, below 30 W!
Replies: 31
Views: 18497

Why use a disappearing 90 nm AMD CPU in January 2008? Windsor-core is at the end of its lifecycle. 65 nm CPU:s have been around for ages. Because it's AMD's fastest processor.... and their review is performance based, rather than just power consumption based. (edit: second fastest, the 6400+ being ...
by =assassin=
Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel C2 E8200, below 30 W!
Replies: 31
Views: 18497

I'm watching these new CPU's closely; I'm tempted to upgrade both to get a power boost, and also because those power consumption figures are amazing - could it even be possible to make it run on a "fanless" stock cooler (to save money)?
by =assassin=
Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Alternatives to Antec Cases
Replies: 8
Views: 4084

Cooler Master cases? Maybe Silverstone?