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by Scoop
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV
Replies: 18
Views: 8233

Re: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV

I wonder what this thing is called in Europe. PS58C6505 ? Why oh why can't they call them the same across regions..
by Scoop
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OOPS! 6850 -> 5850 and Power Supply/AMP concerns
Replies: 7
Views: 1681

Re: OOPS! 6850 -> 5850 and Power Supply/AMP concerns

88C is completely 100% safe for a GPU and your CPU temps seem quite low so don't know why you'd need any more fans..
by Scoop
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OOPS! 6850 -> 5850 and Power Supply/AMP concerns
Replies: 7
Views: 1681

Re: OOPS! 6850 -> 5850 and Power Supply/AMP concerns

If you don't OC, you are more than fine. I'm running an OC'd E4500 and OC'd Radeon 6850 on my Seasonic 330W. My system most likely draws more power than yours.
by Scoop
Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 38165

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

Thanks micksh.

Yeah I was confused 'cause both of my displays were detected when I swapped them around. I hope I can sort this out now.
by Scoop
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 38165

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

Well it was going too well with this upgrade of mine. It was too good to be true. So what is wrong? The damn thing doesn't detect my HDTV while it's connect via a DVI-VGA cable. My 3850 detected the TV instantly but clicking 'detect monitors' does nothing here. Just tells me I only have one monitor ...
by Scoop
Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 38165

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

Just got my Sapphire 6850 1GB today and man was happily surprised there was a 1.8m HDMI-cable included. And the performance is awesome compared to my old Radeon 3850. I'm loving it. What about noise? :mrgreen: Can't hear it over the rest of the system while idle. In my opinion the sound of the fan ...
by Scoop
Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 38165

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

Just got my Sapphire 6850 1GB today and man was happily surprised there was a 1.8m HDMI-cable included. And the performance is awesome compared to my old Radeon 3850. I'm loving it.
by Scoop
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cougar GX-700: 80 Plus Gold from a new brand
Replies: 10
Views: 5796

I love cougars :)
by Scoop
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive card for Civilization 5
Replies: 10
Views: 2950

Well Gigabyte has their passively cooled HD5770 heatsink monster. I've been thinking about getting it. But I do like to overclock every possible part and I'm not sure how well it would do in that regard.
by Scoop
Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 63340

With prices like these, X-400 fanless 158 euros X-650 167 euros X-460 fanless 186 euros X-750 190 euros Ok, some of the new models are finally in my country, so there are prices in Slovakia (including 19% VAT, price in USD is with google EUR/USD rate, 1.289) : X-400 127.81 € (=$164.74) X-460 139....
by Scoop
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 63340

With prices like these, X-400 fanless 158 euros X-650 167 euros X-460 fanless 186 euros X-750 190 euros can someone justify buying the fanless models? Looking at the X-650 review, outside the hotbox, the unit is effectively fanless at least to 300W. The next step is 400W where it's 16 db. I'm mainly...
by Scoop
Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec TruePower New TP-750
Replies: 19
Views: 8355

Did you take the unit for a walk for the outside shoot? :P

I see what you did there...
by Scoop
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: problem connecting LCD TV to HTPC thru HDMI/DVI
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Looking at the info, the thing I notice is that your wife's laptop and the TV have the same resolution. When you connect your PC to the TV and have cloned the picture, set the resolution to 1360 x 768. Have you done this? Not helping? Other than that, I don't know.
by Scoop
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate announces first 3 TB drive. However...
Replies: 17
Views: 6726

Who in the world has so much porn that they need a 3TB drive?
by Scoop
Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need a quiet & cheap PSU ~400w
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

How much more obvious could the answer be? Nexus Value 430.
by Scoop
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Test System, 2010
Replies: 89
Views: 32892

This is great, looking forward to the results. I'm especially interested in the difference between a Slip Stream 1600 RPM SY1225SL12H and a Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM D1225C12B5AP-15. What is the difference in SPL and how did the fans sound subjectively, and of course how they performed temp-wise. Thes...
by Scoop
Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can a ATI 5570 play starcraft 2 beta?
Replies: 11
Views: 4947

My C2D E4500 @ 3.3Ghz on Radeon HD 3850 256MB runs SC2 beta great, unless you play 2vs2 and do max armies with Protons carriers and there's a whole lot of stuff flying around. I don't think I've even looked at the graphics settings though, just that it runs on native resolution, who cares about the ...
by Scoop
Fri May 28, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need a few opinions on Plasma TV market
Replies: 20
Views: 3682

You shouldn't hold off, instead buy a Pioneer Kuro full HD if you can still find one. My friend has a 50" and it's just awesome. Didn't Panasonic buy Pioneer's tech or something? I think their new plasmas are pretty good (in comparison to Kuro) and not that pricey either. But that model that you men...
by Scoop
Mon May 24, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Life Sucks
Replies: 92
Views: 29111

So why can't we kill people? Who made these rules? For what purpose? Is there a purpose? You missed my point by at least a mile. THERE IS NO POINT, we were NOT created, we exist because we do, get on and live your life and stop whinging about not having a point, if you want one think one up and do ...
by Scoop
Sat May 22, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Life Sucks
Replies: 92
Views: 29111

As for "It's something we don't need to (and shouldn't) perpetuate.", what more can I say to anyone who believes that than the following. OK, start with yourself, and any of your offspring, kill your offspring, and then yourself because you "have seen the light" and now know that you dont need to e...
by Scoop
Sat May 22, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Life Sucks
Replies: 92
Views: 29111

"The end game is to get people to get a little rational and realize this whole evolution thing is just consumption and reproduction for no fucking good reason, merely because we are fucking addicted to playing this jackass game." It is true. There's no purpose to life really. We are just bacteria fe...
by Scoop
Sat May 22, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do *you* pronounce "Kaze"?
Replies: 22
Views: 5684

Both syllables are short. The first syllable isn't a long kah but short, just like ze in terms on length. How you explain how to pronounce Japanese 'ka' and "ze" in English is beyond me. :D What is a good example.... well watch this, there's plenty of 'kaze' in it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY...
by Scoop
Thu May 20, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do *you* pronounce "Kaze"?
Replies: 22
Views: 5684

Both syllables are short. The first syllable isn't a long kah but short, just like ze in terms on length. How you explain how to pronounce Japanese 'ka' and "ze" in English is beyond me. :D What is a good example.... well watch this, there's plenty of 'kaze' in it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYD...
by Scoop
Sat May 08, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu87+ 500W 80Plus Gold
Replies: 43
Views: 21438

Their price for the the Enermax Modu87+ 600W Gold is about the same as a Seasonic X650 - looks like they could be selling a lot less of the Seasonic. Why do you say that? Do you mean now that my review is out? Because the 87+ makes less noise at 500W? imo, even though they're functionally similar, ...
by Scoop
Thu May 06, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Hydro H50 CPU Water Cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 20252

I'm a big fan of Corsair, but I just don't like this product as it's kind of like the worst of both worlds. You don't get the performance of a water cooling setup, and you get additional noise from a pump compared to just the fan on a tower heatsink. The only real use I see for it is small setups l...
by Scoop
Tue May 04, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Hydro H50 CPU Water Cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 20252

Whether the pump was defective or not doesn't make a difference here. There's a chance that a noisier pump is also a less efficient pump. I mean, if our sample is noisier than usual, it's possible that the thing also doesn't pump as well as usual. Until we get a another sample to examine, we really...
by Scoop
Tue May 04, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Hydro H50 CPU Water Cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 20252

Whether the pump was defective or not doesn't make a difference here. This solution is not a good value when you look at how it performs. Even if you throw a high speed fan like the stock fan on it, it still performs worse than top HSFs and is loud as hell. And costs more.
by Scoop
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Faster Memory - What good is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 5071

Re: Faster Memory - What good is it?

ces wrote:
ilovejedd wrote: Well, someone did a benchmark on PCSX2.
What is PCSX2?
www.google.com

It's a PS2 emulator. But the answer was in the following post. Fast memory is required for overclocking headroom so you're not limited by your RAM when overclocking. And of course benchmarking.
by Scoop
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Link at Working News Blog 117 brings major Japanese traffic
Replies: 9
Views: 11340

So.. Did the Enermax PSU blow up or what happened?
by Scoop
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" vs 3.5" + SSD?
Replies: 30
Views: 10791

All 16GB SSDs are total crap and not worth buying. 30GB is the smallest size for decent drives like the OCZ Vertex or other Indilinx drives. As far as I know. I would get nothing below 60GB myself, it's not much use to just have your OS on the drive if you have to install all of your programs to ano...