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by mike961734
Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2 questions from the indecisive
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

shoot, thanks Neil, don't know how i overlooked the SE16's, guess i was blind sighted by green power, and the high acclaim hitachi gets over at newegg. either that or I am not spending enough time browsing SPCR :wink: , seems i should refresh my memory to what is considered silent these days as my n...
by mike961734
Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2 questions from the indecisive
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

2 questions from the indecisive

I've finally maxed my initial hdd from my current rig in an old build. and thanks to a greatly appreciated drop in mass storage prices its time for a new one, but i am torn. I love silence yet i also play games, mainly shooters so lagging is a major annoyance. The problem lies in the fact that i rea...
by mike961734
Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Tri-Monitor Rackmount Computer Build!
Replies: 89
Views: 409672

wow good cable routing, simple lines, awesome setup, and a backlit desk to boot!
by mike961734
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: light gaming system specs - submitted for comments
Replies: 5
Views: 2083

be careful with that mobo, i bought one for my brother thinking that nForce chipset was passive as it shows in the picture but to my supprise when it showed up in the mail there was a tiny fan on it screaching away. luckily he dosent give a flying turd about having a quiet pc. You on the other hand ...
by mike961734
Tue May 29, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet and Cool High Capacity HDs
Replies: 17
Views: 7678

have you checked the recommended hard drives section recommended hard drives section not many 3.5 inchers but its a start, the 1/2 tb caviar se16 stands out as it is the "only high capicity drive spcr feels comfortable reccomending" a raid array like that is going to be some what loud no matter what...
by mike961734
Tue May 29, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Attempted Cheap+Quiet+Small build. Lots of pics!
Replies: 17
Views: 10043

nice job :shock: , really like the shrouds around the cpu and psu. just out of curiosity what is that you used for the cpu hs? just a generic hs material, or somthing you can purchase somewhere?

seriously nice job
by mike961734
Fri May 18, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can one get quiet with a cheap case?
Replies: 12
Views: 4538

http://www.jab-tech.com/120mm-Fans-c-81.html ^good deals on fans and shipping to canada (i think but am not positive). as for 100 dollar maxium case from ncix it might be hard to find most quiet cases may be around 100-130 best i could find was a nsk 4400 but with 3 hdd it might get a little toasty ...
by mike961734
Thu May 17, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any Sonata III or Solo White release date?
Replies: 10
Views: 4630

if you live near a micro center i have seen the sonata III on sale there and on their website.

linky

price is a bit steep though. :?
by mike961734
Thu May 17, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: networking confusion
Replies: 10
Views: 3804

thanks again, it's nice to know that i can lower my idea of reasonably priced from 180 and under to under 100. my inner cheapskate is giggling like a school girl :D . i already have 50 ft of cat5e i used when i lived at home (oddly placed router + lath and plaster + cables through ac vents = alot of...
by mike961734
Wed May 16, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: QUIETEST gpu cooler?
Replies: 17
Views: 7019

ive heard good things about this cooler from vantec http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835110015 reviews say it is fairly quiet but a fair bit cheaper than the vf900 however if price is not your biggest concern, and silence is, vf900 fan mod or not. btw here's a link to some one w...
by mike961734
Tue May 15, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: networking confusion
Replies: 10
Views: 3804

thanks for clearing up my confusion. networking just isnt my cup of tea if you know what i mean.
How helpful this forum is still amazes me sometimes.
by mike961734
Tue May 15, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amusing computer related names
Replies: 45
Views: 19410

vista - Visually Interesting, (yet) Still Totally Asinine
by mike961734
Tue May 15, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: networking confusion
Replies: 10
Views: 3804

networking confusion

I am moving into a house with friends soon and buying a router as i/we need one. sadly networking is one of my least favorite computer related subjects. i have been looking at wireless routers with wired ports, ports for me, wireless for my notebook using friends. i want gigabit speeds but all i can...
by mike961734
Tue May 08, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: new agp card vs new system build (a cheapskates paradox)
Replies: 0
Views: 1137

new agp card vs new system build (a cheapskates paradox)

alright, i have saved up a bit of money expecting to build a new system this fall, based around c2d or whatever amd brings to fight the c2d. now i know there are countless examples of systems based on c2d so i won't ask you to critique my rig whin i can just browse others. my problem is, as the titl...
by mike961734
Thu May 03, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Looking for p180b deal
Replies: 11
Views: 7592

i think i saw a a p180b on antech's b stock list a few weeks ago, http://www.antec.com/us/pro_b_stock.php , its not there now but i would keep checking up on the b stock list. the price drop for a small fix it job (maybe) is highly worth it.
by mike961734
Wed May 02, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Virtually Inaudible Lian Li AMD Rig
Replies: 19
Views: 9694

nice job, how do you like the v1000? i have been looking at it and wondered how it was with dust build up.
Also, did you always have that quiet drive or did you use the stock hd mounts initially and switch later?
by mike961734
Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: intel D865 Perl, Am i going crazy
Replies: 5
Views: 2215

thanks guys, that sure is a load off my mind, with a 99 degree C cealing i guess i can rest easy :P . i was using a combination of speedfan and intel dcc to monitor my temps by the way, not exactly the most reliable but effective none the less.
by mike961734
Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: intel D865 Perl, Am i going crazy
Replies: 5
Views: 2215

intel D865 Perl, Am i going crazy

hello, my board is an intel d865 perl witha 3.0ghz p4 cooled by a thermalright Hr-01 which works perfectly despite its only configuration turns it into a psu bbq but thats not my problem. My major concern is my northbridge now reaches temps close to my cpu temps, cpu stable at 55 C , northbridge cli...
by mike961734
Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Scythe Ninja vs. TT Fanless 103
Replies: 6
Views: 3091

the fin spacing on that thermal take looks rather narrow, definatly not ideal for passive cooling (less airflow can get through the fins easily) iam sure the TT makes up for it with sheer size. that size however may put a serious ammount of pressure on the motherboard. If i were you i would go for t...
by mike961734
Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Hr-01
Replies: 6
Views: 2931

I must agree with theJamppa on the hr-01's sexyness, got to love that highrise building look all shiny and whatnot. recently purchased one to cool my p4.prescott @3.0ghz works fine, no more whining stock fan with better temps. my only complaint it one that comes to all tower style hs's, lack of nort...
by mike961734
Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: holographic data storage
Replies: 7
Views: 3001

The article states that the disk has over 100 layers, seems like a hollogram to me. the tech doccument I posted says that using multiple layers and thousands of different angles ( i may be exaggurating*sp) differing reflections are obtained that correspond to different data. sounds like either a rip...
by mike961734
Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: holographic data storage
Replies: 7
Views: 3001

croddie wrote: What sort of diseases woud you have to have to generate 300Gb of medical history?
I would immagine it would have full mri immages and simillar items, a full scan of your brain would probibly take up a decent ammount of data.
by mike961734
Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: holographic data storage
Replies: 7
Views: 3001

holographic data storage

prototype http://news.com.com/Maxell+focuses+on+holographic+storage/2100-1015_3-5973868.html ridiculously in depth concept http://www.research.ibm.com/journal/rd/443/ashley.html this is stuff has been in research for years and is gearing up for consumer markets as removable storage. The sheer capaci...
by mike961734
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SPCR Favorite Threads -- Hall of Fame?
Replies: 48
Views: 53690

EUNOS: I have a suspicion that if the fridge were 'soft mounted' - that is, sitting upon some soft material like thick rubber - a lot less vibrations would transfer across the room. Even better would be suspending it. the idea of a fridge hanging from shock cord in a kitchen made me fall out of my ...
by mike961734
Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: only music may quench the drone
Replies: 3
Views: 2124

Sorry, i was looking for silent box fans.
the fridge comment was just a rediculous suggestion based off of hunger and the fact that its right next to my desk.


So to clarify, fans = problem, scythe taconinja = hunger + ranting + silencing.
by mike961734
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: only music may quench the drone
Replies: 3
Views: 2124

only music may quench the drone

As I sit in my dorm with dual box fans and duke ellingnton competing for tonal supremeacy I think to my self, why cant box fans be manufactured by scythe, nexus, or noctura? Despite the fact that the typical cornerstore 20'' box fan costs 10$ more than a 12cm nexus, i would be willing to pay say 40-...
by mike961734
Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA Cooling in a Shuttle.
Replies: 12
Views: 5233

man those are some cramped quarters your dealing with there. plain and simple, maybe a drill a vent hole over the position of the fan for fresh incoming air and a duct around the card to stop the hot air from making its way back into your system. You also could use a small lateral/crossflow fan such...
by mike961734
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: plasma converters, energy from well...anything
Replies: 3
Views: 2370

plasma converters, energy from well...anything

I read a recent article in popular scence that talked about a company, startech, that created a machine which takes garbage and turns it into energy. the machine works by subjecting the trash or waste to 30,000 degree tempratures producing a gas that can be turned into hydrogen and a obsidion like g...
by mike961734
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617954

Ralf Hutter wrote:
mike961734 wrote: ralf is your funkadelic the same as my parliment (parliment funkadelic) with that man george clinton?
Of course.
then a "hell yeah buddy" is in order

Parliment - Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication 8)
by mike961734
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617954

man, everyone that i have made listed to ratatat has liked them, it never fails.

Parliament - P-funk (wants to get funked up)
off of the mothership connection

ralf is your funkadelic the same as my parliment (parliment funkadelic) with that man george clinton?