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by Quinnbeast
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can you re-use the dust bag in vacuum cleaner, like Miele?
Replies: 10
Views: 23787

Re: Can you re-use the dust bag in vacuum cleaner, like Miel

I don't clean, ever. Cheaper, better for the planet. Win/win.
by Quinnbeast
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Saying farewell to my first SPCR inspired PC
Replies: 6
Views: 11282

Re: Saying farewell to my first SPCR inspired PC

I sold my first SPCR-a-like build a few years back to a friend of mine, probably 2012. I could have easily kept it lying around, but having made the decision to go for a 100% new build as a replacement, it was increasingly obvious that selling it made a lot of sense if anyone nearby that was interes...
by Quinnbeast
Tue May 10, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 48
Views: 19183

Re: Windows 10

Free upgrade stops on July 29, so I guess I need to start the "will this program work with Win 10" death march..erm..investigation :) Lordy. That'll creep up pretty quickly. I'm really not a fan of upgrading the OS on my main machine on some rather arbitrary date. My gut instinct is to leave my Win...
by Quinnbeast
Mon May 09, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: I have to call absolute BS on the SPCR 7890K review
Replies: 14
Views: 9419

Re: I have to call absolute BS on the SPCR 7890K review

Wow you just really want to get things as wrong as you possibly can... ... I try to avoid weasel words and so it is easy for someone to read and be very clear about what I am saying. I guess we understand each other equally well. Your intention to be clear is admirable, but perhaps not working as i...
by Quinnbeast
Sun May 08, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: I have to call absolute BS on the SPCR 7890K review
Replies: 14
Views: 9419

Re: I have to call absolute BS on the SPCR 7890K review

Ah, I get it now. You own a 7870K, and this review mortally offends your testosterone gland. I think you need to deal with that , whatever that is, before you attempt to have a meaningful discussion. Any valid points that you're attempting to make here are kinda getting lost in all the static otherw...
by Quinnbeast
Sun May 08, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: I have to call absolute BS on the SPCR 7890K review
Replies: 14
Views: 9419

Re: I have to call absolute BS on the SPCR 7890K review

*snip* That's some funny stuff. Are you reading the correct review? You know, the one didn't recommend the CPU in question? I especially enjoyed your use of the term cerebral masturbation in a post that was 100% pure unadulterated e-peen. Also, you drink too much coffee, I suspect. Calm down, dear....
by Quinnbeast
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Corsair Strafe RGB Silent keyboard
Replies: 15
Views: 21468

Re: Corsair Strafe RGB Silent keyboard

So, these are around £145 in the UK - approx $205 at the current exchange rate. The EU mark-up is strong with this one. That makes me a sad chicken.
by Quinnbeast
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair SFX Gold series released - SF450 and SF600
Replies: 18
Views: 8358

Re: Corsair SFX Gold series released - SF450 and SF600

If anyone in the UK is interested in either model, it looks like Scan already have some stock available - £69 & £99. I've not seriously considered an SFX-based system so far, but this might be the tipping point.
by Quinnbeast
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cerberus - Crowdfunded mATX Case
Replies: 5
Views: 4880

Cerberus - Crowdfunded mATX Case

http://imgur.com/a/mnIiE I've seen this one discussed on one or two of the big tech forums, and it's a little way off release (Nov '16), but it does potentially bring some nice ideas to the table. While it obviously takes a few cues from the success of the NCASE M1, it looks to be a little bigger (m...
by Quinnbeast
Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Linkwitz Orion speaker project
Replies: 32
Views: 36419

Re: Linkwitz Orion speaker project

Oooh, nice. They remind of some Rega speakers I looked at a few years ago - possibly the RS7s. They have side-firing woofers, which can be used both outward and inward facing depending on preference and room acoustics. Looks like they're staying with the same basic concept through the current RX ran...
by Quinnbeast
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: What are you listening through? speaker systems & headphones
Replies: 29
Views: 26915

Re: What are you listening through? speaker systems & headph

Desktop setup - Dali Zensor 1 speakers, Audioengine N22 Amp, AKG K550 headphones. Main System - Dali Zensor 3 speakers, Marantz MCR603 (streaming system) with uncompressed FLAC as a primary source (USB & Plex server). I originally had the Zensor 1 speakers attached to the little Marantz box in my ma...
by Quinnbeast
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Pls suggest a temperature measuring tool
Replies: 4
Views: 4041

Re: Pls suggest a temperature measuring tool

I'm not sure if comparing a GPU and CPU heatsink is of much value, considering how different they are. CPU heatsinks are generally quiet a big bigger, and will do a better job of dissipating heat due to size and design. GPU heatsinks have much less mass, so you'd expect them to get hotter and rely m...
by Quinnbeast
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Subjective vs Objective? Audible differences in hifi
Replies: 12
Views: 10792

Re: MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction

I agree with much that Ethan Winer has to say but when he says, "We know how to measure everything that matters" he loses me. That is a fairly classic example of both hubris and how not to do science. I'm a subjectivist who believes in science. There are quite a number of people out there purportin...
by Quinnbeast
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Subjective vs Objective? Audible differences in hifi
Replies: 12
Views: 10792

Re: MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction

When I see discussions of high end audio equipment, I can't help but be reminded of the commentary from Ethan Winer and Co with regards to subjective A/B test of related equipment, and the information bias of human perception when it comes to audio 'preferences'. The part at the beginning about the ...
by Quinnbeast
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I made a huge mistake
Replies: 13
Views: 6131

Re: I made a huge mistake

You could take a look at the BeQuiet TopFlow SR1 as an alternative if you want to give yourself plenty of clearance. 100mm heatsink with a 25mm (Silent Wings 135Mm) fan.

http://www.kitguru.net/components/cooli ... pu-cooler/
by Quinnbeast
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: please [SPCR] what is the most quesitist GTX 970?
Replies: 6
Views: 3134

Re: please [SPCR] what is the most quesitist GTX 970?

I'd be fairly confident in recommending the MSI card. I use an MSI 780, which runs quite a bit hotter than the 970, and even then the MSI Frozr fan design does a remarkable job and will be quieter still on the 970. The fans on the Frozr cooler are bigger than most, and don't ramp up as much as the S...
by Quinnbeast
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Linkwitz Orion speaker project
Replies: 32
Views: 36419

Re: MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Linkwitz_Orion_speakers The second article in this section covers the construction of my Linkwitz Orion speakers. Article isn't quite complete; it'll be added to later. Whoah. I'm almost regretting that I asked whether you'd built any speaker cabinets; I now have a fur...
by Quinnbeast
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Help needed to quieten my rig
Replies: 4
Views: 2978

Re: Help needed to quieten my rig

Welcome mate. That's quite the setup you've got there. A sound dampening case is a great addition if you're just aiming to take the edge off noises that tend to seep out of case; HHD seek noise, electronic noise/coil whine (HFEC), modest fan turbulence etc, but no amount of sound deadening is going ...
by Quinnbeast
Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction
Replies: 29
Views: 27526

Re: MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction

I don't quite have enough time to digest all of this fully just now, but - wow. That's a work of art Mike. The finish of that 'plywood' is really something & I'll be re-reading this later on. Just out of interest, have you experimented much (or at all) with DIY speaker cabinets? I don't have the wor...
by Quinnbeast
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: be quiet! Straight Power 10 400W
Replies: 16
Views: 8894

Re: be quiet! Straight Power 10 400W

Equally one reviewer had doubts about the Straight Power 10 400 in terms of capacitor quality. But the issue here is that if a Gold PSU is required for around 85 euros the choice is distinctly limited. And all of the potential choices are budget models and as ever you only get what you pay for. If ...
by Quinnbeast
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: define r5 rattling noise
Replies: 8
Views: 6706

Re: define r5 rattling noise

If the R5 is anything like the R4, part of the front fan housing / dust filter may be making very slight contact with front fans. I ended up cutting away the inner plastic framework of the fan holder, which on the R4 has the same pattern as the filter, but obviously sits a bit too neatly against the...
by Quinnbeast
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case fans, Fractal GP 140 vs bequiet Silent Wings 2 140?
Replies: 13
Views: 5074

Re: Case fans, Fractal GP 140 vs bequiet Silent Wings 2 140?

I'm very disappointed in this forum, PWM fans are obligatory for an automatic MBO-controlled air system. Of course you're disappointed. You've obviously arrived here with your own pre-conceived ideas and a lack of interest in alternative opinions. Have you tested the information in your random redd...
by Quinnbeast
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Please review RVX01
Replies: 5
Views: 3974

Re: Please review RVX01

You are wrong, all such cases consistently get the best results in cooling, like the FT05. For an SLI setup up perhaps, but that's not the typical demographic of SPCR readers (although definitely an area of interest for many I'm sure). For almost any other build, there are plenty of choices that ar...
by Quinnbeast
Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU options for Core 500 / Node 304
Replies: 11
Views: 5184

Re: PSU options for Core 500 / Node 304

Despite my penchant for sarcasm, the feedback is very much appreciated. Thanks all. Steve - 7W? That's impressive, and not to be sniffed at. From recollection, the ATI 4850 (O.C. Vapor-X) in my Core 2 system precedes the power-switching function that modern GPUs have now. As best as I can figure it,...
by Quinnbeast
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU options for Core 500 / Node 304
Replies: 11
Views: 5184

Re: PSU options for Core 500 / Node 304

Uh-oh. Here comes Captain Sensible, drawing his perfectly reasonable conclusions! Well, yeah. There is of course a natural jumping-off point with increasingly small form factors that pretty much makes a NUC-a-like a no-brainier. I just don't know if I'll be able to handle not actually cobbling toget...
by Quinnbeast
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU options for Core 500 / Node 304
Replies: 11
Views: 5184

Re: PSU options for Core 500 / Node 304

So, the thin ITX boards just need a DC-in from a suitable power brick and no pico-style PSU? That does look like an interesting option, especially if those FSP bricks are up to the task. But... I'm only seeing H81 and Q87 chipsets for these boards. That's not to say that a Haswell-based system would...
by Quinnbeast
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)
Replies: 28
Views: 12369

Re: Fractal Design Define R5 airflow (esp. PSU mounting)

The orientation of the PSU should be dictated by the case layout, not by the intention of the PSU manufacturer. If you're using a traditional mATX/ATX case layout (such as a Silverstone TJ08), then having the fan point up with involve it being about 1cm from the solid top panel. If the PSU is in a c...
by Quinnbeast
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The mysteries of ≤550W ATX PSUs
Replies: 14
Views: 6287

Re: The mysteries of ≤550W ATX PSUs

I'm in a broadly similar situation of contemplating a lower power system that (very likely without a GPU in my case) doesn't really justify the juice that a premium ATX unit can offer. I'm definitely still considering my options. If you're worried about fan noise enough to consider the 650W P2 based...