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by mexell
Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Sugo SG05 and SG06: Gaming mini-ITX cases?
Replies: 41
Views: 39468

Typo: Page 6, third picture: "hetaisnk" - best typo lately;)
by mexell
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where do you keep your P182? On the floor? Any other option?
Replies: 19
Views: 3983

My P180 rests in an antigrav field. Fan bearings are also no more orientation sensitive this way, which is nice. Kidding aside: It stands on the ground. But I'm not very happy about that: The kids almost tipped it over a few times while playing under the desk. Luckily nothing happened because it's t...
by mexell
Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 10913

Well, I think, there's nothing wrong with good digital. And with good, I mean something like FLAC files ripped from well-produced media played back on a Squeezebox Transporter to a decent amp and loudspeakers. I think that this combination would have to hide nowhere, compared even to the best availa...
by mexell
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: My rig (P180, Q9300, ATI 4850 etc.) (DE, maybe PL)
Replies: 0
Views: 891

FS: My rig (P180, Q9300, ATI 4850 etc.) (DE, maybe PL)

Hello, due to space reasons I'd like to sell my main rig - the only one using it is basically my wife, and so we decided to maybe get her a notebook. The specs: CPU: Intel Q9300, cooled with Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 RAM: 4GB Adata PC2-6400 (I guess, it's the 800MHz variant) ...
by mexell
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: DFI LanParty JR 790GX-M3H5 mATX Motherboard
Replies: 32
Views: 11695

Hmmm - I'd love to build a very quiet µATX gaming rig out of that - two ATI cards with Accelero S1s on them, then a duct over them with a 120mm fan blowing through the duct towards the rear end of the case, all that combined with a big Phenom II in an Antec NSK3480 - sweet. Of course it could be di...
by mexell
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 3480 ala Swed, small, fast and quiet
Replies: 36
Views: 14264

Hi, I really envy your mod. I just recently got a new toy from my boss - I was allowed to build myself a Photoshop box (Q9400, 8GB Ram, two Samsung 750GB drives, Antec 3480) and I have to say, it's nowhere near as clean as yours. I was always intrigued by the idea to have a full-blown yet silent gam...
by mexell
Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: "view first unread post"
Replies: 4
Views: 3927

I don't mean that - although it's pretty nice to know anyway. What I mean is a line in the blue bar on top saying "view first unread post" in every thread if it has new posts since my last visit - e.g. a more prominent place for that rather hidden feature. Now that I know it's there, I want the usab...
by mexell
Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: "view first unread post"
Replies: 4
Views: 3927

"view first unread post"

That's a function pretty widespread, and it would make things much easier here, at least for me. This forum tends to rather long threads sometimes, which is fine, and old threads also get reactivated sometimes, which is also fine. But even finer would be if I could just click a button which would br...
by mexell
Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core i7, interesting feature set
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Core i7, interesting feature set

German magazine c't has pretty extensive coverage in their recent issue on the upcoming Core i7. One of the key things they are covering is the possibility to dynamically overclock within a user-set power envelope. They also measured the power draw of a Core i7 EE (!) in idle being slightly lower th...
by mexell
Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ to outlast current PC?
Replies: 8
Views: 2776

A typical SPCR system using modern hardware only requires 100-150 watts at full power. That's not likely to change substantially in the next few years, so even the low-rated options should serve you happily for a long time. The current Core i7 chips are akin to the Extreme Edition processors of old...
by mexell
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 283931

also, what's not sci-fi about the whole front of the car hinging up in order to get in or out? :) This: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Isetta_dwergauto.gif :lol: :lol: That's the BMW Isetta from the post-war time. You can bet it had no five-star passenger security. I just like t...
by mexell
Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 283931

But the Aptera looks like Sci-Fi from the 1950s, and in comparison the Loremo looks very conservative...
by mexell
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 283931

Mescalero wrote:'to have something handy' means to have something quickly available. handy is an adjective (?) here not a substantive like in German. German for that sentence would be "...keine Kamera zur Hand (!) hattest.
Hm, didn't think about that. Although it's obvious...
by mexell
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 283931

Hi, Really?! Too bad you didn't have a camera handy! What highway and what day/time was it? The folks over at the Aptera Forum are anxious for any and all news about the Aptera. Did the vehicle you saw have the rear quarter windows, or not? You do also say "handy"? I thought this was a German disea...
by mexell
Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Powerful but still quiet laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 22445

It's funny - you can get XP preinstalled, and afterwards you can even have the Lenovo service send you both Vista and XP recovery media sets (at least here in Germany).
by mexell
Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Powerful but still quiet laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 22445

I just got a Lenovo Thinkpad T400, and it's very quiet, though not silent. It's also quite powerful, sporting Centrino 2 with these new CPUs drawing very little power. I stepped up from the (still IBM) T60p (which was stolen), and I could not notice any decline in quality. Instead, it feels even stu...
by mexell
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What's that all about? [heavy Nvidia quality problems]
Replies: 26
Views: 11657

Slimline PCs may as well be equipped with mobile graphics chips, although due to less space restrictions one could argument that they should be equipped with more effective cooling measures to mitigate these problems or at least put them on the long run (OT: Can I say it like that?)
by mexell
Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Not only Silent, but how about "Dark"?
Replies: 11
Views: 8294

That is an impressive loan. The estimates I've seen for adding renewable power to an individual home (solar, wind) suggests cost that would take about that long (20 years) to re-coup. Assuming you have a good site and are eligible for government subsidies! Here in Germany, we have federal law commi...
by mexell
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Not only Silent, but how about "Dark"?
Replies: 11
Views: 8294

Here in the US, I think only people who are very, very, well off can afford those kinds of systems. And I assume it only makes sense if you are building a new home. Hence, I've never seen one. But they sound sweet! Well, altoghther his house wasn't overly expensive - it's a question of preference, ...
by mexell
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Not only Silent, but how about "Dark"?
Replies: 11
Views: 8294

A friend of mine just finished building his new house, altogether with a fancy house management system. He has two switches sitting next to his bed, and two switches sitting next to his main door, which can be configured to do almost anything. One of these switches is used to turn off all lights in ...
by mexell
Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Where to get artic cooling twin turbo
Replies: 4
Views: 1767

Why not just get an S1 and ziptie a single 120mm fan to it?
by mexell
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DG45FC: Loaded LGA775 Mini-ITX Board
Replies: 40
Views: 34597

To me, it looks like your Benq monitor applies some default overscan with HDMI input signals. I would try another monitor.
by mexell
Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 237078

I'm thinking about selling my 3870 and use a spare old 6200 for a while until this baby arrives in Sweden. The question is if my S1 (first rev) will fit the 4670. However, I've noticed something interesting recently - my computer's performance has actually been growing faster than my demands. I thi...
by mexell
Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ye olde P180 - major system upgrade (new: cabling pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 13166

driftscreen wrote:Nice rig - I'll post so I can stick up my little solo rig too
Just in case no one else said this:

Welcome to SPCR!
by mexell
Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problems with removing stock ATI 4850 cooler?
Replies: 12
Views: 3544

Nice to hear everything went fine, I also liked the metal spacer.

I do just hope that your mission isn't as accomplished as GWB's is :wink:
by mexell
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problems with removing stock ATI 4850 cooler?
Replies: 12
Views: 3544

When I S1-modded my 4850 I almost felt like back in AthlonXP-days - fragile die, lots of pressure, lots of money at risk and no warranty anywhere. But I did scarier things back in the days, you know :D, and everything works fine.
by mexell
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ye olde P180 - major system upgrade (new: cabling pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 13166

I didn't overly care about optics or über-silence - I just wanted to have stuff out of the way and look fairly ok. I think I've archieved what I intended - a rocket fast system that isn't loud at all and wasn't too expensive or lots of work.
by mexell
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ye olde P180 - major system upgrade (new: cabling pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 13166

For my fellow geeks: http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/1493/dsc8638vo8.jpg What I've done is marked up in green :D : Holes I've made: - data for optical drives - power for optical drives - SATA cables and front panel coming from the mainboard - ATX12V and fan power (top hole) - made a gap in the bar ...
by mexell
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ye olde P180 - major system upgrade (new: cabling pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 13166

@xev: I've totally forgotten about that, I have to admit. I hope that I can find some time today (when the kids sleep). @Linux guy: It wasn't very hard to get the plastics off. Just some prying. I have to say, I really like the technical look. About the cables: I took a dremel clone and pretty much ...
by mexell
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 1st post - want to mod my 4850 with an Accelero S1...
Replies: 11
Views: 3521

Btw. (if no one else did it):

Welcome to SPCR!