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by wainwra
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe
Replies: 26
Views: 16126

I did look, back six months or so. It was surprisingly hard. They're not consumer items. I did get a reply to an email from some manufacturer or other saying that their entry model was - around $8000 I think. But they were rather cagey as I have a UK email address and their camera was subject to exp...
by wainwra
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A Horror Story
Replies: 8
Views: 2272

A Horror Story

My wife told me to buy my computer from a store. "Too noisy", I said. "You can never get what you want" and "I can do better". That's how the nightmare began. But lest you think this is another "no system will ever be quiet enough for you" story, or even a "how much time is this eating up" rant, let...
by wainwra
Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe
Replies: 26
Views: 16126

Maybe what is ideally needed here is a ridiculously expensive thermal imaging device that uses infra-red or something! Yup! As you can see from this append which includes a thermal picture of a machine in operation, thermal imaging would make an excellent toy tool for the SPCR review team to use. J...
by wainwra
Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185505

I thought I'd try being a plant this time! (Moavar)

That was actually the easy decision. I still haven't worked out what I'm going to do re strategy. Maybe something will come to me!

Kral.Limba

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by wainwra
Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 319425

Woo - impressive list! Are you planning to sleep at all?? I'm particularly looking forward to ah - well most of it! But these especially: Seasonic SS-300SFD "80 Plus" microATX PSU -- very efficient, small Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 - HSF Cooling, motherboard VRMs, efficiency & power consumption - ...
by wainwra
Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Floating Magnetic Bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

Turbulence noise (yes it could also be called wind noise) is actual a complicated function of airflow (my guess is a thrid or 4th order polynomial). Nothing even remotely so simple, I'm afraid! For those interested (I have a forlorn hope that there might be SOMEONE), there's a rather good short int...
by wainwra
Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Eliminating low frequency hum of Two Hard Drives together...
Replies: 7
Views: 3269

The interesting thing is the pulsation of low frequency drone or hum...which I never expected. I can see additive noise level increasing...two 7200 RPM motors side by side...but the darn noise is rhythmic or cycling...presume it is a 60 cycle buzz but really distracting. No, it's not 60 cycle buzz....
by wainwra
Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Gromets and NoVibes racks
Replies: 3
Views: 4984

But does the NoVibes really work as effectively when used vertically? The forces placed upon the rubber loops, would appear to be significantly different from when using it horizontally I wondered about that too, and my motherboard STILL hasn't arrived, so I can't fire the system up yet to test it ...
by wainwra
Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 - Worth getting a replacement? (via warranty)
Replies: 53
Views: 43882

Very cool first post, Allen55...

Welcome to SPCR!
by wainwra
Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500GB HDD
Replies: 33
Views: 97632

... and now I've actually read the article: Great review! You guys have such a wonderful style. I find I'm dying to hear how the subsequent foam-underlay silencing attempts work out, even though I'm unlikely to buy one of these drives myself. The age-related falloff in the highs starts way higher th...
by wainwra
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500GB HDD
Replies: 33
Views: 97632

typo

<nitpick mode='on'> I thoroughly approve of the use of English in this bit: From the acoustic point of view, assuming similar noise levels, one capacious drive to replace two or more smaller drives is preferable. The amount of heat in a system also drops with fewer drives, making the whole system ea...
by wainwra
Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help with Scythe Ninja Installation on a P5N32-SLI Dlx.
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

I'm sorry no-one was able to answer you. Particularly sorry as I've now received my Ninja, and will have to work these things out for myself.

I checked out that xbitlabs link. Most odd that they say it's a square base, when it's so clearly rectangular.
by wainwra
Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: LAN over Electricity Wires
Replies: 22
Views: 24438

I'd heard a lot about this while I was in England, and had alwasy thought - bit gimmicky; why bother with this, when you can have a much better wired network? But then I moved to Germany. I'm living in a (lovely) rented house, with concrete and marble everywhere. There ARE wiring ducts, but I'm afra...
by wainwra
Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic vs Antec
Replies: 33
Views: 8696

A German speaking/understanding Danish... Cool Stop embarrasing me! Laughing Seriously, thanks for you efforts! However, none of those 3 places have the right one Well, it's a shame to admit it, but in fact I don't speak Danish. I just did an easy piece of guess work based on the results of Googlin...
by wainwra
Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic vs Antec
Replies: 33
Views: 8696

Regarding the ATX12V P4 extension cable, if Maplins (the UK link above) won't ship to Denmark, then you might try one of the following: http://ph-computer.dk/product_info.php?products_id=358 http://www.edbpriser.dk/Listprices.asp?ID=104229 http://www.studiedata.dk/productitem.asp?id=CAES901&Fane=CAS...
by wainwra
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Gromets and NoVibes racks
Replies: 3
Views: 4984

P180 Gromets and NoVibes racks

I'm writing this with some trepidation. There's an argument for posting in the newbie forum, because you old-timers here probably know all about this. Still, in the event that other people might benefit from it, this is probably the first place they'd look. I've just discovered what seems to me to b...
by wainwra
Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic vs Antec
Replies: 33
Views: 8696

I'm in exactly the same situation. I have ordered an ASUS A8N32, a P180, have cancelled the NeoHE 430 order, and went for a S12-500 instead. (The Antec case and Seasonic PSU have arrived, but the motherboard will be another couple of weeks yet :( ). I've just ordered one of these as I'm in Germany. ...
by wainwra
Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte announces 2nd generation Silent-Pipe technology
Replies: 12
Views: 4907

Thanks for the links - I read the GamePyre review with particular enjoyment. It closes: Positives of the card include silent operation, a decent overclock and efficient heat dispersal with the heat pipes. Unfortunately, the cost of the silent operation and the heat pipes is a 2-slot card. Generally ...
by wainwra
Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185505

Is everyone else also now getting a password prompt, whenever you hit any page (including the forums) on SR?
by wainwra
Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sharkoon Red Shock: A massive all-copper heatpipe cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 2027

Oh, and my pc has survived a fall off my desk onto the floor I once had a machine (an IBM PS/2 model 80, a very early tower system) which was standing upright on a ledge, next to the windows and four feet above the floor. A terrorist bomb went off (this was in the city of London), all the windows a...
by wainwra
Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 Fan Upgrade
Replies: 72
Views: 48225

Very interesting indeed! (I was thinking about doing more too - glad I waited now!) Can you put labels on the data points? I'd love to know what the outlier is. Looks to me as if they used a PSU that was rated for a lower power, but just made sure the components would stand up to a few extra watts.
by wainwra
Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Enermax Noisetaker PSU... ¿How much Power?
Replies: 21
Views: 4428

Well you can either click on the Search button yourself ... http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/302/search5qi.jpg ... or you can ask one of us kind folk to do it for you! :D From http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=25622&highlight=bequiet+bqt comes I read up on cases and PSUs and decided...
by wainwra
Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Enermax Noisetaker PSU... ¿How much Power?
Replies: 21
Views: 4428

Remember that most of the reviewing done on this site happens in North America, and it's probably just as hard for the reviewers to get hold of European products as it is for you (and me) to find US ones here in Europe. On the other hand, there are some very good quiet products available here in Eur...
by wainwra
Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard drive positioning?
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

Or do you mean Mounting Harddrives at odd angles in the Storage Forum?
by wainwra
Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I visited, learned and took action, what now?
Replies: 20
Views: 7781

sun.moon wrote:BTW, since posting this original thread, I have made some mods to my system. No time now, but I will update this.
Please do! Very much looking forward to it.
by wainwra
Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 Fan Upgrade
Replies: 72
Views: 48225

So..

In the case of the S12 series, the 500 & 600 are supposed to be higher efficiency models, based on a newer circuit design than the lower power models, which are derived from the older Super Tornado models. So heat-wise , even if I just have average power requirements (less than 200W DC say) I'm bet...
by wainwra
Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 Fan Upgrade
Replies: 72
Views: 48225

How come it seems like all my modifications are only making my setup noisier? If I silence a component the next component I can hear seem noisier then the one just silenced.. I guess it is all in the mind of the hard core silencer :roll: Tschja! You guys are all bonkers! Once you've quietened your ...
by wainwra
Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185505

:-)

This from Kral: "Intelligence? One of our better qualities, you know! I must say, our agents seem to have been jolly busy catching those foreign chappies recently. Beastly business."
by wainwra
Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185505

Hello SR!

Well, I joined - a couple of days ago now. My first thoughts were, "huh? er, now what?". (The game is very light on help for the newbie, you know!) But I stuck at it, and am now starting to obsess over trying to overtake the chap just above me (I'm in position 83 ouch) and planning my life around wh...