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by Shibirian
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Latest SPCR-certified PC: Puget Serenity i7
Replies: 34
Views: 15941

$2500,- and only 2GB of RAM? I laugh tomorrow. Rip-offs. I get 16BG of DDR2-800 for $350,- ...looking at the rest of the components building a machine with an AMD-6 Core and four terabyte hard drives should be still cheaper - and one can get this fairly silent, too. Where does it say there is only ...
by Shibirian
Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Latest SPCR-certified PC: Puget Serenity i7
Replies: 34
Views: 15941

$2500,- and only 2GB of RAM?

I laugh tomorrow.

Rip-offs.

I get 16BG of DDR2-800 for $350,- ...looking at the rest of the components building a machine with an AMD-6 Core and four terabyte hard drives should be still cheaper - and one can get this fairly silent, too.
by Shibirian
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First timers quiet i5-750 build (comments please..be gentle)
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

what is the merit of various different memory speeds, and would I notice a difference? Only in synthetic benchmarks. In real life use (also gaming) there will be no noticable difference. I think both of thses are compatible Is the different voltages significant ? Yes, but only for overall power con...
by Shibirian
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 113340

I think, the real problem here is not advertising. It's how to reward our favorite Webpage creators for their hard work. Me, personally, would have no problem spending my ten cent each month for the webpage I like (I doubt there is more revenue like that coming in each month through advertising). So...
by Shibirian
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Frankenstein PC - will it work?
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

The PSU is way too big for your build. (With no graphics card, that is.)

Should be perfectly fine. :)

Put another Gig inside and you can even do some nice smooth gaming under Win7-64bit. (Nothing that craves great graphic performance, 'course.)
by Shibirian
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Green gaming computer suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 10038

I can only offer my gaming machine for comparisons sake. Athlon X2-3600EE Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H 2GB-Kit Corsair XMS DDR800-CL4 160GB Samsung HM160HI M5S1 LG GDR-H20N SAPPHIRE Ultimate 4670 Radeon 300W BeQuiet Pure Power (BQT L6-UA) Zalman 7500 Windows7-64-Ultimate Idle: 48W Full Load: 97W (all at ...
by Shibirian
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Opinions on HTPC build: ZOTAC H55-ITX Wifi + Core i3
Replies: 6
Views: 4355

About an casing to fit a standard ATX-supply, this one's my current favorite so far! It looks a bit like a upright shoe-box, but that's not all too bad in my eyes. http://www.lian-li.com/v2/tw/flashpage/q07/ Also the power supply you've got there; Your whole build should not draw more than 70W max. ...
by Shibirian
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac IONITX-A: An ION / dual-core Atom Mini-ITX Board
Replies: 46
Views: 29675

What chipset exactly? I cannot find any information about that anywhere. I would need to know this because of drivers for my OSses before I buy the board. (Yeah, I have many various strange non-windows systems.) Hope anyone can help me out here. Would be much appreciated! :) Device manager says it'...
by Shibirian
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac IONITX-A: An ION / dual-core Atom Mini-ITX Board
Replies: 46
Views: 29675

Curious, what chipset are they using in the wifi adapter? I think some of Ralink's chips have low power consumption; I've got two wifi-n adapters using their RT2870 that seem to be pretty frugal on power draw. It's an Azurewave card with an Atheros chipset. What chipset exactly? I cannot find any i...
by Shibirian
Thu May 10, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" choice Samsung or Seagate?
Replies: 5
Views: 3202

I tried a HM160JC in my ibook roughly three months ago. The noise of the drive almost drove me mad. A constant *whoooosh*, louder than the notebooks fan, clearly audible through the whole room. I treded the drive immediately in for a new WD400VE. Maybe less space (40gb vs. 160gb), but no more noise....
by Shibirian
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mac Mini [Quiet?]
Replies: 5
Views: 3045

Hi! I own a MacMini (PPC), and it's almost impossible to hear. Unless being in an absolutely quiet room, from a distance of 30cm or such... it's not possible to hear the systems fan at all. :-) Of course I tweaked it a little, with the help of a WD-Scorpio40GB, but... even the original Seagate was p...