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by revloc8
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 247022

After a long hiatus from this site, I come back and find you have outdone yourselves again. I have learned tons and tons from this site and appreciate your efforts to further efforts in defeating noise! Actually, its funny, at times I dont know whether to thank you or curse you for the help this sit...
by revloc8
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 8600 on Newegg
Replies: 33
Views: 6836

I bought the 256MB version back in Dec. I had the problem of deciding between 512 ddr2 or 256 ddr3. The deciding factor was that I have a max resolution of 1280x1024 on my 19" LCD and thus have little need for more than 256mb RAM. Not to mention the fact that its faster as has been pointed out. Late...
by revloc8
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Infernal Machine~~! Video drivers problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Infernal Machine~~! Video drivers problem?

I turned on my computer and it did the normal startup: BIOS, Windows startup screen...then nothing. I'm thinking, "No big deal, I've seen this before. I've gotta corrupt video driver; so, restart in Safe Mode, uninstall drivers, restart, install updated drivers, restart, done." Easier said than done...
by revloc8
Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dual Display: ATI vs Nvidia
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

OK, so I guess I just needed to restart my comp again, because it is now giving me the option of DualView whereas before there was no option for that. Thanks for the quick replies guys...SPCR does it again: Quick, friendly responses with no "just do X and Y, you noob!"
by revloc8
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dual Display: ATI vs Nvidia
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Dual Display: ATI vs Nvidia

OK, so Ive got two video cards: my old trusty x550 with a Zalman VF700 undervolted to 5V and a brand new 8600gt with a large fanless HS. I happily ran two 19" LCDs on the x550 and loved the way it worked most of the time. It occasionally freaked and did something weird, but I would just reset the se...
by revloc8
Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU speeds of today vs 3 years ago
Replies: 6
Views: 2825

Comparing a Pentium 4 to modern processors is almost apples and oranges. As someone pointed out, a lowly Sempron could likely provide similar performance to your P4; however, going with a Sempron means buying a new laptop. And thats exactly what I suggest you do. Trying to upgrade an old laptop can ...
by revloc8
Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Good price on Yate Loons...
Replies: 9
Views: 7724

Stickying a YL thread is not a bad idea... Because... Heres another good deal on YLs from the same place. I am very pleased with their service and products, so I keep going back for more :lol: http://www.nexfan.com/yate-loon-120mm-clear-case-fan-with-four-blue-leds-d12sl-124b.html These are the blue...
by revloc8
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Good price on Yate Loons...
Replies: 9
Views: 7724

ACTUALLY...Im back in Vegas now...I forgot to change my location :oops: Changing right now...
by revloc8
Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cutting wires off fans
Replies: 4
Views: 1937

Yea, Psiu, I had considered that I might regret cutting them off at a later time, but I've got eight :twisted: of them so I just wont cut em all.
Thanks for the help guys...I now have what I wanted: 3 pin fans.
by revloc8
Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cutting wires off fans
Replies: 4
Views: 1937

Cutting wires off fans

I'm a noob when it comes to electrical stuff... :oops: I got a few Yate Loons recently and I love em. BUT I dont like the 3/4 pin connections they have. I really only use 3 pin connectors so I would like to snip off the 4-pin molex connectors. Can I just snip them off and wrap the lose ends with ele...
by revloc8
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My latest case design... any other input?
Replies: 12
Views: 5662

:!: Wow. Thats very similar to what Im working on! I currently work at a cabinet shop and we have lots of scraps sitting around. So I thought I should try to build some cases. I have some designs made up on Google SketchUp (which I HIGHLY recommend BTW), maybe I will post them if I can find somewher...
by revloc8
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Good price on Yate Loons...
Replies: 9
Views: 7724

Good price on Yate Loons...

I know this company has been mentioned here before, but they have a buy 2 get 1 free deal on Yate Loons at nexfan.com. Thats $8 for 3 fans! And shipping is only $5 with coupon code: Yate Loon. Cant get much better than that. Im putting in an order tonight! Link: http://nexfan.com/silent-120mm-fan-d1...
by revloc8
Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quietest 80mm LED fans
Replies: 5
Views: 2314

If you dont want ABSOLUTE DEAD SILENCE I really recommend Antecs 80mm Tricools. I picked up two of them at CompUSA for $10 each. They are more expensive than I like, but I knew Antec wouldnt let me down...and they didnt. I replaced the 2600RPM screecher in my parents case with one of them. It pushes...
by revloc8
Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Adding a new hard drive
Replies: 0
Views: 1287

Adding a new hard drive

I built my own computer no probs, but now I wanna add a new HDD. I currently have a SATA Barracuda 7200.9 80gb drive, but its a lil small. So Ill prolly get a 400gb+ drive for Christmas. Anyways, my question is this: Can I just plug in the power and SATA connector and go? What I would like to do is ...
by revloc8
Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Possible to soft-undervolt Asus AM2NPV-VM? (slightly urgent)
Replies: 14
Views: 5521

I have been thinking of gettin this board as an HTPC as well. I would like to get my hands on an AMD 3800+ EESFF if possible, but we'll see how it goes. I gotta say that I am extremely encouraged by the undervolting results you are all posting, but I was surprised when plympton said he is using arou...
by revloc8
Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ambient Temperature "Heads Up".
Replies: 2
Views: 2324

yea, i cant agree more. I bought my comp last fall after things had cooled down quite a bit. Then the Korean summer came...my already furnace-hot Prescott was heating up the place like you woulnt believe. I had to put a 14" fan next to my comp with the side off to keep the hot air circulating so tha...
by revloc8
Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Semi Passive A64 Rig
Replies: 12
Views: 7713

wow...so thats what my room would look like if I wasnt married...Ive been wonderin...3 comps...huge monitor and speakers...food everywhere...wow
by revloc8
Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe "Summit" Mine Heatsink
Replies: 33
Views: 25150

I'm inclined to agree with the others...it doesnt seem fair to compare the 100mm fan to the 120mm fans. Yes, it may be very quiet and thats great, but I think the point is to test the HS not the fan, correct? :D
by revloc8
Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 65405

Wow, I love it! Stylencio, indeed! A few questions for you: How much has the case cost to build? I realize you have spent countless hours on it, and theres no way to calculate that, but approximately how much have you spent on materials? Nother question: how hot do the side panels get under a modera...
by revloc8
Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My supersilent wooden server/internet pc
Replies: 18
Views: 12841

Looks beautiful! I really want to make a case like that myself, but right now I dont have the time, skills, tools, etc etc. I got a one month vacation from work comin up...maybe its time... Anyways, I got a few comments and questions for you, here they are in random order: It looks to be quite big, ...
by revloc8
Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stock Intel LGA 775 cooler specifications
Replies: 2
Views: 2058

im wondering the same thing myself...help anyone???
by revloc8
Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New Black Versions of Antec P180 & P150 Cases
Replies: 28
Views: 21541

I just bought a P150 on ebay for $26! Even with the $10 for S/H, its only $36! I hope its the new one, but Im guessing its not. In the new version the only difference besides the color is the HDD straps and nonstealthed drives, correct? I dont know if it will come with the PSU or not, but I dont rea...
by revloc8
Mon May 29, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VIA EPIA EN12000E fanless mini-ITX
Replies: 64
Views: 49610

GFX

When I started to read this article, I was thinking, "This would be perfect for a HTPC...I wonder if I could use it for my Warcraft 3 back up machine." My brothers and I are hooked on WC3 and it would be nice to have a second machine to run it when one of my brothers is over. This article answered m...
by revloc8
Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A newby needs some help...
Replies: 4
Views: 1655

Thanks for all the info and suggestions guys. I started messing around with stopping the fans and your right Jefe, that 40mm fan is contributing a lot more noise than I originally thought. I'll have to look into solutions for that. And I think I'm gonna go for the Zalman 7000 for my CPU fan. After t...
by revloc8
Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A newby needs some help...
Replies: 4
Views: 1655

A newby needs some help...

Here is my current system setup: P4 630 3.0Ghz. Cooled by a stock 92mm fan. 512MB Samsung RAM. ATI Radeon X550. Cooled by a queit 40mm fan. 80GB HDD some no name company. PSU is fairly quiet. 2x 60mm no name case fans. Heres the deal. I want to replace my CPU fan and possibly one or two of the case ...
by revloc8
Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How much your monthly salary/earning?
Replies: 25
Views: 12126

I am currently teaching English in Korea and lovin it. I am making a little over 3k a month, but that should begin to increase as I get more students. Hopefully I will be in the 5k+ category by summer...