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by cass
Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: samsung spinpoint t vs seagate barracuda 7200.10
Replies: 5
Views: 3834

ok, just as I feared
i think ill just upgrade to the 400gb model instead, or try and be patient and wait for the 300gb to come back into stock :D

thanks for the advice everyone! :)
by cass
Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: samsung spinpoint t vs seagate barracuda 7200.10
Replies: 5
Views: 3834

samsung spinpoint t vs seagate barracuda 7200.10

I ordered a spinpoint t 300gb drive a couple of days ago, after reading here that it wa pretty quiet, but i got an email today saying that the shop has dispatched a barracuda 7200.10 320gb instead, as the samsung is out of stock. The barracuda is a more expensive drive, but they're charging me the s...
by cass
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright's new VGA cooler, the HR-03
Replies: 65
Views: 45483

seems a bit strange that its pitched as a fanless solution, but the heatsink hangs underneath the card, restricting any convection currents...
by cass
Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Questions about earth ground?
Replies: 20
Views: 5852

im not sure i understand what you want to do...

it sounds like a needlessly complicated way of wiring things up.

what is it that you want to power in this way?
by cass
Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Questions about earth ground?
Replies: 20
Views: 5852

I stand corrected... :)
by cass
Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Questions about earth ground?
Replies: 20
Views: 5852

Dont try to electically connect anything to the computer/power supply case (or any other grounded device) in order to sink a current (i.e. dont use it to complete a circuit) unless you really know what you are doing. If any current flows through the earth connection it will most likely trip the cicu...
by cass
Mon May 22, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec finally released all-black P180??!??
Replies: 27
Views: 9515

erm, maybe this is a bit stupid, but whats the point in having the vented pci blanks? wouldnt it be easier to just not bother with any plates and achieve the same effect?
by cass
Mon May 22, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Anyone ever use a central heating radiator?
Replies: 13
Views: 5157

if you dont want to risk letting the radiator rust, boil the water that you use in it (let it cool down before you try to cool your cpu with it :) ). This will remove the oxygen dissolved in the water, which is necessary for rusting (or oxidisation as its also called, a clue to why oxygen is needed)...
by cass
Mon May 22, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180B - Full Review
Replies: 16
Views: 5954

the main difference between the P180 and P180B as far as i can tell is the door on the front. on the P180 it is plastic with a single layer of aluminium on the front. some people have reported that it can warp at low temperatures (due to the alu on the front contracting more than the plastic). with ...
by cass
Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet gaming rig
Replies: 11
Views: 2560

two x1600xts are actually a bit slower than an x1900xt (theres some performance specs at http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/03/01/ati_crossfire_xpress_3200/ ) the reason i was thinking of 2 x1600xts is that they are passively cooled and i dont have to shell out for them in one go. id be tempted by an...
by cass
Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet gaming rig
Replies: 11
Views: 2560

quiet gaming rig

hi im considering building a quiet gaming rig. as im a poor penniless student im going to do it in two stages (cos i have to wait till i get my next loan :) ). anyhow, here goes stage one: case - my existing antec sonata with truepower psu mobo - asus A8R32-MVP deluxe crossfire cpu - amd athlon 64 x...
by cass
Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hard drives and water, the saga begins...
Replies: 23
Views: 8440

alternatively just use some heatpipes to conduct the heat away to some radiators outside the vacuum chamber