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by mdrumt
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction
Replies: 29
Views: 27831

Re: MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction

Cool article! I myself would love to see more audio articles and reviews! As a recording musician silent PC's and audio do go hand in hand! I am also currently in the process of building a home hifi/htpc setup using a PC as the "source". Perhaps an article with how best build an audiophile pc would ...
by mdrumt
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Simple mod for all Lian Li owners
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

Re: Simple mod for all Lian Li owners

Er black marker? That works too on dimming the lights! :)
by mdrumt
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92781

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

The quietest computer evaaagh!
by mdrumt
Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92781

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

I would have to agree with Neil on this one. I know they didn't squeeze every change we would have liked but the 3 main areas for me were improved for me. Cable management, video card legth, 120mm fans. The on switch, while cosmetically the same "hopefully" is imporved mechanically. I really don't s...
by mdrumt
Tue May 31, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92781

I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

http://www.pcper.com/news/Cases-and-Cooling/A And we thought the day would never come, I was sooo excited I posted this here before even reading...can I say "first!"? edit, more pics: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4398/computex-2011-antecs-solo-ii-for-119 EDIT by ADMIN (sept 9): SPCR's official revi...
by mdrumt
Mon May 23, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Quad-Monitor Rackmount PC and HTPC!
Replies: 13
Views: 18768

Re: My Quad-Monitor Rackmount PC and HTPC!

Duuuude

Freaking sweet well thought out setup!
by mdrumt
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case Fan Comparison site
Replies: 43
Views: 10094

Re: Case Fan Comparison site

Got a reply from the site: "The noise level of the site is a value to which the back ground noise is pulled from the FAN operation sound. True Quiet 120 Low FAN operation sound 36.25dB back ground noise 34.54dB True Quiet 120 High FAN operation sound 45.42dB back ground noise 34.48dB" He apologises ...
by mdrumt
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which PWM, CPU or Specialty Fan do you Want SPCR to Review?
Replies: 50
Views: 24126

Re: Which PWM, CPU or Specialty Fan do you Want SPCR to Revi

kuzzia wrote:Other:
Antec TrueQuiet 120 mm

and

Cooler Master Turbine Master 16.

They seem very mainstream..
I 2nd the TrueQuiet fan, plus the 140mm version. Cheers!
by mdrumt
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case Fan Comparison site
Replies: 43
Views: 10094

Re: Case Fan Comparison site

Have emailed the site to see if they can provide some methodology details :)

EDIT: I would also like to see a SPCR review of these apparently amazing Antec Truequiet fans! ;)
by mdrumt
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case Fan Comparison site
Replies: 43
Views: 10094

Re: Case Fan Comparison site

Don't know if this has been posted anywhere before. Has anybody else seen this fan review site? Looks pretty new. http://atreview.net/en/casefan.html Each fan has a Youtube video "review" with noise / cfm measurements and quality audio recordings! Hope you SPCR readers find this interesting! Cheers...
by mdrumt
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case Fan Comparison site
Replies: 43
Views: 10094

Re: Case Fan Comparison site

Hope you SPCR readers find this interesting! Indeed: but do you know which methodology do they use? Some results (1.71dB!) seem just unreliable (AFAIK there's no way to record such a level). Hi didn't look into the sites methodology before posting. I mainly found the sound recordings of each fan ve...
by mdrumt
Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case Fan Comparison site
Replies: 43
Views: 10094

Case Fan Comparison site

Don't know if this has been posted anywhere before. Has anybody else seen this fan review site? Looks pretty new. http://atreview.net/en/casefan.html Each fan has a Youtube video "review" with noise / cfm measurements and quality audio recordings! Hope you SPCR readers find this interesting! Cheers
by mdrumt
Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec TrueQuiet fans
Replies: 6
Views: 2726

Re: Antec TrueQuiet fans

Doesn't seem to be any reviews around yet.

Any chance of SPCR getting a hold of some for a review!? :)
by mdrumt
Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec TrueQuiet fans
Replies: 6
Views: 2726

Antec TrueQuiet fans

Hi

Just noticed some new fans from Antec, could they be replacements to their current Tri Cools?

http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjYxNQ==

http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjYxNg==

Anybody have any experiences with these? Maybe a review would be in order?

Cheers
by mdrumt
Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Opinions on Antec DF-85?
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: Opinions on Antec DF-85?

I think the Dark Fleet series are ugly, at least the 1200 wasnt so bad.

Unless you are going 2-3 high end gpu's I would stick with the P182 fo sure.
by mdrumt
Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Lanboy
Replies: 20
Views: 3282

I guess I was thinking along the lines of a system using intergrated or low end passive gfx, large passive cpu heatsink, seasonic passive PSU and SSD. You would think that a passive system would benefit from as much ventilation as possible no? I think it would be interesting to see how the Lanboy Ai...
by mdrumt
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Lanboy
Replies: 20
Views: 3282

Antec Lanboy

Antec Lanboy, IMO ugly as sin.

BUT

Would it make a great enclosure for a fully passive system? Considering all the open mesh.

Your thoughts?
by mdrumt
Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with separated area for power supply?
Replies: 13
Views: 2056

Hi

Yeah, most good cases today that have bottom mounted PSU are designed to draw in fresh air from outside. I dont know why Antec bother with the separate chamber, largely pointless and makes cable management harder.
by mdrumt
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: love my Silverstone FT02 except...
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

I had a feeling this would be the er case! Is the cage removable so you can use normal screws perhaps with rubber washers?
by mdrumt
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ddr2 ram speed and voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

For the record, got the corsair ram cas 5, all 8gb is working fine with my Win7 64 install at 1.8v. Although, i havent stressed the system yet.
by mdrumt
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ddr2 ram speed and voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

cheers b_rubenstein

yeah im going to stick with the 800 ram, probs the gskill unless someone can vouch for the corsairs which have the same specs but cost $10 more.
by mdrumt
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ddr2 ram speed and voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

hi lodestar Cheers for your thoughts, I am satisfied with my current 5770 gfx card for games and yes I do have an aftermarket heatsink, scythe ninja so ram with low profile heat spreaders or none are my options. The reason for 8 gig ram is not for games but for Audio applications, I often have large...
by mdrumt
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ddr2 ram speed and voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Hi Thank you for the info, Unfortunately I live is Australia so do not have access to Newegg's excellent inventory :/ I am sticking to PCCasegear as they have an excellent reputation in Aus and I am sharing shipping fee with others. Their list of DDR2 is below if you had time to have a look and prov...
by mdrumt
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ddr2 ram speed and voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

ddr2 ram speed and voltage

Hi First post here. I have just inherited a q9550 from a friend for my 775 system (up from a E6700) . I have decided to maintain this system and deck it out with 8gb ram and finally get off xp and go win 7 64. The system is used for large audio projects/Games etc. The board is a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 ...
by mdrumt
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 62022

Could anybody give me an idea of what type of system you can run with a 400W PSU like this? E.g. could you run a quad core a single high end gfx card (perhaps not a fermi) and a 2-3 drives with it?
by mdrumt
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Solo Bedroom PC
Replies: 41
Views: 25587

Nice build. You can carefully use a black marker to help mask the scratch. Im not convinced on the intake fan position however, seems like it would be just moving air around the case as opposed to being forced to draw in fresh air from outside the case if you had it installed in one of the front fan...
by mdrumt
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo upgrade soon?
Replies: 71
Views: 21832

Yes, I agree that it's time for an update to the Solo. It's a great case (I bought one recently), but with a few simple changes it could be greatly improved and reinvigorate its sales. 1. A single 120mm fan mount at the front, instead of the dual 92mm fan mounts 2. Redesign the door so you don't ha...
by mdrumt
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 41256

Great review MikeyC. Lots of info here, together with other sites reviews i really appreciate the time you guys put into testing these things out! I think you did a great job, cant wait for more tests on newer heatsinks on your new platform :) There was another excellent review i think @ Benchmark R...
by mdrumt
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150, Solo, Sonata Designer, Sonata Plus
Replies: 12
Views: 2537

even better, Antec are running a survey atm, you could voice your opion to them via the survey :)