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by chirs
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD X2 Processors - hotter than single-core?
Replies: 14
Views: 4147

jaganath wrote:
Don't most modern CPU's emit like 90% of their power draw as heat?
Actually, *all* cpus emit very close to 100% of their power draw as heat.
by chirs
Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Deaf iPod Generation
Replies: 119
Views: 62823

Use better earphones

People should really use isolating earphones like the Etymotics, Shure, or Westone ones.

Sure, the higher-end ones cost as much as the ipod itself, but they all block outside noise, allowing you to hear the music that much better and at lower volumes.
by chirs
Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for "quiet" speakers! Any recommendation?
Replies: 19
Views: 5280

Re: Looking for "quiet" speakers! Any recommendati

Here's what I'm looking for: Good quality speakers with a subwoofer. You should probably consider the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 series. The Logitech Z-2300 is likely also worth a listen.,CRID=217...
by chirs
Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P150 mid-tower case w/ Neo HE 430 PSU
Replies: 206
Views: 158885

I want one.

I want one. What more is there to say?

Of course, I'm also paying off a car and already have a perfectly fine box, so the likelihood of getting this case any time soon approaches zero. :D
by chirs
Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is suspension a good idea for extended use?
Replies: 10
Views: 2778

However, if you need be be cautious, how about suspending the entire drive cage? Exactly what I was going to suggest. If you have a large mass being suspended, then the additional weight of the other drives will tend to dampen the vibration of the drive(s) doing the seeking. The probability that yo...
by chirs
Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Pentium-M with temp-based fan, fanless graphics, fanless PS?
Replies: 9
Views: 3649

Re: Pentium-M with temp-based fan, fanless graphics, fanless

ist.martin wrote:I want a reliable, no frills web-surfing machine with just enough graphics power to run a high rez panel, but no need for games.
For graphics I suggest looking at the Matrox Millennium line. Absolutely top-quality 2D cards.
by chirs
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Effect of extension cables
Replies: 13
Views: 4779

A resistance will cause a voltage drop. If it is a good connector, the voltage drop will be very small. Again, this resistance has nothing to do with the voltage or the current running in the wire. You're not totally accurate here. Ohm's law says that the voltage drop across the resistance will be ...
by chirs
Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Effect of extension cables
Replies: 13
Views: 4779

Re: Effect of extension cables

1) Should having to use an extension affect my choice of PSU? (Cable management/clutter issues taken aside.) 2) Just out of curiousity how much does different extensions actually affect things? I'm guessing extending cables to a fan isn't of the same importance to the system. . 1) The issue with ex...
by chirs
Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: One-fan Turion64 (v2.0)
Replies: 18
Views: 6952

A problem for me is that I don't have access to any kind of workshop so it would have to be pretty simple for me to make one up myself. Why not just use a block of wood? May not look as pretty, but you can shape it easily and just screw into it. It's also an insulator so you don't need to worry abo...