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by noneedforaname
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AudioEngine A2: Little Big Speakers
Replies: 40
Views: 27444

I'm considering whether I should buy these or not. One of the cons, according to a short review I found in Swedish, is apparently that the speakers give away a humming sound when not in use. Can someone with experience of these speakers tell me if this is correct?
by noneedforaname
Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will a passive 8800GT cause my Corsair 520W to ramp up?
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

Thanks for your help, guys.
by noneedforaname
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will a passive 8800GT cause my Corsair 520W to ramp up?
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

To be able to answer this question properly we would need to know your current system specifcations (to get an idea of current power draw) and also your current temperatures. OK. My system is: Antec Solo w. 120 mm and 92 mm fan. Corsair 520W Asus P5B Deluxe Intel E6600 at 2.5 GHz (w. Scythe Infinit...
by noneedforaname
Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will a passive 8800GT cause my Corsair 520W to ramp up?
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

Will a passive 8800GT cause my Corsair 520W to ramp up?

I'm considering whether it's time to buy a new graphics card, leaning towards getting a passive 8800GT 512 mb. Currently I'm using an Antec Solo case with two slow fans (92 and 120 mm), which provide relatively little airflow. I'm wondering, therefore, if a passive 8800GT would raise the case temper...
by noneedforaname
Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Creative X-fi compatible with Antec Solo front panel?
Replies: 11
Views: 3693

Just checked my X-Fi Xtreme Music, and that one does not have standard front panel connectors. Too bad...
by noneedforaname
Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Creative X-fi compatible with Antec Solo front panel?
Replies: 11
Views: 3693

I have an X-fi in my Solo case, and it's a shame you can't connect the card to the front ports. Is it difficult to make a custom connector? I'm not very experienced. Does someone have any instructions, perhaps? Or, even better, is there somewhere one can order the custom connector? (I 'm aware you c...
by noneedforaname
Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Portugal's abortion referendum...
Replies: 85
Views: 29134

Redzo, that's quite an insult. And just to take the other stance, let me reply that on the contrary, religion is rather something one should be thankful for in many respects. Beliveing that there is a God that holds us accountable for our actions is what holds believers back from living as selfishly...
by noneedforaname
Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which psu - Seasonic S12 550+ or Corsair HX 520W?
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Great! Thanks for your help.
by noneedforaname
Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which psu - Seasonic S12 550+ or Corsair HX 520W?
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Thanks for the link. So, according to the SPCR tests, there should be a 1dB difference at idle (Seasonic slightly better than Corsair). Too bad I don't have access to a computer where I can compare the sound recordings right now. Can someone comment on whether that 1dB would be noticable in a system...
by noneedforaname
Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which psu - Seasonic S12 550+ or Corsair HX 520W?
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Which psu - Seasonic S12 550+ or Corsair HX 520W?

I'm building a new computer and need some advice on what psu I should get. Is there a noticable difference in noise-level between the above mentioned psu's? I'd say that noise-level is the most important aspect in this matter, but feel free to comment on other aspects as well. (Modular cables, for e...
by noneedforaname
Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 76157

aristide1 wrote:The idea of buying 2GB of DDR2 is not pleasant as its still too expensive and DDR3 is just around the corner.
When is DDR3 expected to be on the market?
by noneedforaname
Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo ducting solution - replacement grill required?
Replies: 18
Views: 6173

Jeez! Come on you guys, you know you want to make it look nice! 50¢ worth of rubber C-channel and it'll look spiffy, and be safer. Go for it, you know you want to! :) Yep, I really do. So here comes a silly question. Where do I buy some rubber C-channel? Maybe I should ask what it's typically used...
by noneedforaname
Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12 ENERGY+550 -- is this quiet and cool?
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

It's quiet, but not as quiet as I hoped and it has a slight buzz.
But there are no quieter alternatives, are there?

I was hoping for this model to be really quiet... :cry:
by noneedforaname
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Chris Thomson's 3rd DIY OC'd rig -- a Core 2 Duo this time
Replies: 102
Views: 72393

Does it make a noticable difference to cut out the grill on the back of the case?
by noneedforaname
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Chris Thomson's 3rd DIY OC'd rig -- a Core 2 Duo this time
Replies: 102
Views: 72393

My old system maxed out at 327W, the new one maxes out at 230W, both measured at the wall. A P500 has lots of headroom. So a 430W PSU wouldn't be a problem then? I'm considering buying almost the same system, but I was thinking of getting a Seasonic 430W instead (and an Antec Solo). It'd be good to...