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by FaaR
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Radeon HD 4870 Matrix
Replies: 13
Views: 6212

Hoping for ASUS to release a "fixed" (ie: quieter fans) BIOS is probably hoping in vain. I borrowed an ASUS HD 3xxx X2 series card from a friend to try out in my PC, it also has two fans (inside an aluminium shroud), and they make a TERRIBLE racket. It's hairdryers two times over. :s ASUS supposedly...
by FaaR
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HDD power consuimption
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Hitachi, which often has the most complete HDD spec sheets, cites for the 1TB 7k1000, a max start power rating of 2.0A (+12V), 1.2A (+5V) -- or around 31W total. But this is a 5-platter drive -- lots of mass for the motor to move. Most HDDs that do specify start current cite 2A max for the +12V lin...
by FaaR
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Mini P180: A micro-ATX P182
Replies: 74
Views: 75117

I've got a faulty high-performance retail PC (read: Dhell XPS) that I'm now going to scrap and salvage for parts instead. I've been thinking back and forth what to get as a replacement, and it seems this case + the new ASUS Rampage II Gene is the best option for me right now. I'm not too keen on the...