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by seraphyn
Fri May 30, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 88641

Looks funny (the good kind). I think it'll have a place for hardware enthousiasts who now have their 'case' open and bare on top of their desktop (like a testbench).

If i had a seperate computer room i'd consider buying it.
by seraphyn
Thu May 29, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many fluent languages/dialects do you speak?
Replies: 46
Views: 10083

Dutch (native), English, German and French. All obligatory classes i followed in high school, so it stuck.
by seraphyn
Thu May 15, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling my Pentium D 915.
Replies: 52
Views: 9837

Like night and day. If you compare a Scythe Slipstream (800-1200 models) with your generic 92/80mm fan the latter would sound like turbines in comparison.
by seraphyn
Sat May 10, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S1 - Side fan enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 3978

Immortals wrote:52C was actually the temp from one of my E6600's cores. It was at 42C before ATITool, so it must've been getting a ton of hot air from the card.

Has anyone tried ziptieing a fan to the SI that blows away from the card?
My bad, but 52C is still a decent temperature, also for a CPU under load.
by seraphyn
Sat May 10, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT Which Cooler?
Replies: 7
Views: 2944

Accelero S1, price/preformance is just unbeatable.
by seraphyn
Sat May 10, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Fan Configuration for the Thermalright Ultra and a Quad
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

Re: Best Fan Configuration for the Thermalright Ultra and a

I've heard that if you are running a Quad, your fans in this configuration should run >1000 to keep it cooler (blancing noise/cooling) rather than around 700RPM when you are running a Dual Core.... is this a Myth? I'll blow this one out of the water for you. I run a Q6600 (overclocked) with a TRUE,...
by seraphyn
Fri May 09, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S1 - Side fan enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 3978

When I ran ATITool's artifact tester (both Accelero fans on), I noticed that my CPU temp went up 10 degrees to a whopping 52C. That seems awfully high Euhm, 52C is pretty good for a graphics card when used (ATItool running). My 8800GT on stock ran at 70C(ish, dont remember exactly) idle and 90C+ wh...
by seraphyn
Fri May 09, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: XP SP3 Final.....now available.
Replies: 29
Views: 7237

Installed it last week on an old install and have yet to run into any issues. Seems like a solid SP to me.
by seraphyn
Sat May 03, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How long is your e-penis???
Replies: 22
Views: 7476

Long e-peen i guess. Though i'm not one to care about how my rig compares to others.
by seraphyn
Sat May 03, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who else is getting pissed at nVidia?
Replies: 18
Views: 4337

I always just use the beta drivers, never had a problem with them. Official drivers are pretty much just renamed beta drivers anyway.

Isn't 174.74 from like end March? That makes it a little over a month.
by seraphyn
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: The State of PC Noise in Silicon Valley
Replies: 7
Views: 5638

I didn't even notice the date :P
Neil bumped it from the stoneage.
by seraphyn
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: The State of PC Noise in Silicon Valley
Replies: 7
Views: 5638

Link not working here.
by seraphyn
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone know of good cpu/system monitoring software?
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Much love here for Everest.
by seraphyn
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Serious Sam: Peak of the FPS?
Replies: 19
Views: 5257

If you don't mind the graphics, Vietcong (1, not 2) coop in hardcore mode is the best coop fun i had in years. Though not hundreds of enemies, not having a crosshair, health bar nor knowing how much ammo left made it an awesome experience.
by seraphyn
Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Built a new rig, quiet but not silent
Replies: 20
Views: 4622

Is this the sort of thing sound-damping foam is meant for? It's meant to muffle/distort the sounds to make them easier on the ears, yes. (well some people will say it'll make it less noisy, but i've yet to hear that happen in reality). I have a similar noise as well, when i'm torrenting, so i assum...
by seraphyn
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Anyone here have PC that is quieter then a modern laptop?
Replies: 8
Views: 2997

Haven't heard my desktop whenever someone turned on his laptop, so I'd say laptops are noisy little things.
by seraphyn
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you & how did you get your forum name?
Replies: 37
Views: 9173

Seraphim (from the bible) looks nice as a nick and has a nice sound to it when pronounced (imo) so i took that and altered it a little to not be like one of the 234543523456 using that particular nick already.
by seraphyn
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: nVidia and Intel
Replies: 21
Views: 4838

Intel is trying to push Nvidia out of the lower and mid end market, which is where the most money is made. On top of that Intel started with a bit of smacktalk about GPU's being obsolete. Nvidia responds with some bad mouthing, nothing that wasn't to be expected though. They just need to be carefull...
by seraphyn
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Misc noob hardware questions [paste, cables, fan plugs, etc]
Replies: 12
Views: 3121

I wouldn't use the washers, i remember soneone here posting about grounding issues from his front USB which got solved by taking out one of these from under his motherboard.
by seraphyn
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 (updated Oct 17, 2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 25709

Looks awesome. Looking forward to your cable management section.
by seraphyn
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 71660

So annoying when shops seem to do a straight $1 = 1 Euro.

Would be interesting to see Thermalright use this type of base on their TRUE.
by seraphyn
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Looking for a good computer desk
Replies: 35
Views: 14548

I use the IKEA Jonas. Good for single monitor setup, dual not so much. http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/272/imageuploadimagegm2.jpg I self-built a L shaped beam at the topback to hide cables/power sockets/wireless router and dramaticly increase sturdyness. My friend has a frederik like (not the ac...
by seraphyn
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Vista or XP?
Replies: 63
Views: 13993

Michael Sandstrom wrote:Windows XP solved a lot of problems
Eventually. Before SP1, XP was not really a step forward if you had a stable Win98SE going. I hope the same will be with Vista, SP1 fixing most of it's major issues.
by seraphyn
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need options for case fan, gpu cooler and cpu cooler
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

For the GPU, Accelero S1, best option and you can run it without attaching fans safely. CPU cooler, perhaps a Ninja Mini? Don't know your pricerange but the Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 would be the best, but perhaps a bit overkill for such a processor. 92mm fans i have never used, so i wouldn't k...
by seraphyn
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Advice needed on new P4 Northwood cooler and case fans
Replies: 16
Views: 3949

I have a passively run Andy Samurai Master on my 2,5Ghz Northwood, keeps it at a comfy 32C. Put a silent (at 5v) fan on it and it'll be awesome.
Your Northwood probably runs a bit hotter (higher clock, HT) but getting it silent and cool should be easily doable. Presscot's however.. *shivers*
by seraphyn
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 45412

I will have to take back my claim of the Samsung 940nw being totally silent. After playing with brightness a bit, it seems it will give that annoying hum, especially at the 50% brightness mark.
by seraphyn
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help me pick out three cooling solutions
Replies: 2
Views: 1713

For the GPU, Accelero S1, best option and you can run it without attaching fans safely. CPU cooler, perhaps a Ninja Mini? Don't know your pricerange but the Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 would be the best, but perhaps a bit overkill for such a processor. 92mm fans i have never used, so i wouldn't k...
by seraphyn
Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Vista or XP?
Replies: 63
Views: 13993

Win2k and XP have been rock solid for years. I can count my BSODs on one hand. I can count my XP BSOD's without hands :O XP has been rock solid ever since i started using it (after SP1) only problems i ran into were when i was messing around tweaking (and destroying) things. Vista so far has been o...
by seraphyn
Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New NASA data= oceans cooling off....
Replies: 66
Views: 13246

So it still remains that they don't really know anything for certain...
by seraphyn
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet Mousepads
Replies: 20
Views: 9060

I use a Qck pad mini, from Steelpad. Nice looking, more silent then my previous one and smoother too.

A trackball would be awesome, but i just can't get used to those things.