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by Tsorovan
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-C14 Dual Fan Top-down CPU Cooler
Replies: 13
Views: 8734

Re: Noctua NH-C14 Dual Fan Top-down CPU Cooler

Would you say the C14 is a better fit for the Fortress FT02 than the D14, or the other way around?
by Tsorovan
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 341928

Philips 220SW9F , 2 samples. Quite annoying medium-pitched whine at brightness below ~85%, at its worst at around 30%. Pretty quiet in standby/off. I have to have my ear a few inches away from them to hear it. Getting tired of this... I can't see anyone using their monitors at 100% brightness witho...
by Tsorovan
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 341928

Lenovo L220x - dead quiet when on or off. When in energy saving mode, it whines quite a bit after a few hours. High-pitched. Viewsonic vx2255wmb - high-pitched whine when in use. Least noisy at >91% brightness and around 30% or so. Some whine when in energy-saving mode (which is the mode it's in wh...
by Tsorovan
Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Twelve Hundred
Replies: 17
Views: 7158

ESaT: Yeah, sure. That's some added cost though. If I have to buy some additional x-in-x modules later on I'm definitely going for Lian-Li, unless I go for some hotswap backplane thingy, that is; they're definitely nice. the jamppa: I realise this, and I'm definitely not aiming for silence, just "re...
by Tsorovan
Tue May 27, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Twelve Hundred
Replies: 17
Views: 7158

Yep they definitely will. My storage closet might get a bit hot during the summer though, hence why I'd prefer some headroom there as well, but it's not a deal breaker. I'll probably build an array with some 750 GB WDs, plus I have a bunch of Samsung/Seagate 500 GB drives that will act as "scratch" ...
by Tsorovan
Mon May 26, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Twelve Hundred
Replies: 17
Views: 7158

Jipa: Ouch... That's an eye-opening review. Thanks for the link. Wibla: Nice setup there! Yeah I've been eyeing the old Stacker for a while but with Cooler Master's pricing here, the Twelve Hundred is a lot more desirable. The old STC-T01 with just the included 4-in-3 module is not nicely priced her...
by Tsorovan
Mon May 26, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Twelve Hundred
Replies: 17
Views: 7158

Thanks for the recommendation. It looks like an okay case, but it's a bit difficult to source here in Sweden, it seems... I've found it, but with the added price of a 4-in-3 module, it's almost as expensive as an CM 831... i.e. 50% more than the (projected, mind you) cost of the Twelve Hundred. It a...
by Tsorovan
Sun May 25, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Twelve Hundred
Replies: 17
Views: 7158

Antec Twelve Hundred

A bit surprised there's no thread dedicated to this case yet... Anyhow, I was wondering if anyone has an inkling as to this case's release date in Europe? I really have to upgrade my server any time now, and this case is on top of my short list. But if the release date is still 4 weeks away I might ...
by Tsorovan
Tue May 06, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Humming noise from Samsung 225BW monitor?
Replies: 14
Views: 6279

fjodor2000 wrote:BTW: How come the monitor starts buzzing when you change the brightness!?
Because the CCFL backlight frequency is pulse-width modulated.

[Edit]: Or well, it doesn't have to be backlight-related, it could just as well be the power supply.
by Tsorovan
Tue May 06, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why does Antec use lousy fans?
Replies: 31
Views: 7995

Two words: profit margin
by Tsorovan
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Benefits of LCD over CRT
Replies: 57
Views: 28865

the pitch of smaller lcds like 22" WUXGA and 24 WUXGA is pretty acceptable... what's the problem with that? There's only one such 22". The Lenovo. Samsung might release one. 1920x1200 24" monitors have a pixel pitch whose dot pitch analogue I stopped using in 1995. No joke. Oh and you'd be surprise...
by Tsorovan
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Benefits of LCD over CRT
Replies: 57
Views: 28865

There are a number of areas you can't always directly compare LCDs to CRTs. Sure, there are LCDs with much larger diagonals, but for the vast amount of LCDs in the market, the resolutions (and pixel pitches) are still stuck in the early 90s compared to the old high-end CRTs. Especially when we come ...
by Tsorovan
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Benefits of LCD over CRT
Replies: 57
Views: 28865

Samsung will introduce a 22" S-PVA panel soon, IIRC, and Lenovo has a very weird thing: 22" PVA with 1920x1200. I have no idea who can use such a thing. I can. I have one. To be honest the pixel pitch is okay, but it's higher than the dot pitch on the 19" CRT I was replacing (iiyama Vision Master P...
by Tsorovan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent Case for 9 Drives
Replies: 40
Views: 13329

To the original poster: Here's another Lian-Li, a new one: http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=212&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=61&g=spec 9 drives out of the box, but you can put 19 (!) in it by just getting 4-in-3 modules ... or if you get 5-in-3, a staggering 23 drives. ...
by Tsorovan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD in back?
Replies: 21
Views: 4881

No, that is a Lian-Li PC-A70B (B for "black").
by Tsorovan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD in back?
Replies: 21
Views: 4881

A few Lian-Li cases like the PC-A70 have an extra harddrive cage (3 x 3.5") at the top back.
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by Tsorovan
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent Case for 9 Drives
Replies: 40
Views: 13329

At least in Sweden, the old Stacker is still more expensive than the price quoted for the Antec Twelve Hundred, and almost as much as a Lian-Li PC-A70.

And don't even get me started on the 832 or the Cosmos!
by Tsorovan
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent Case for 9 Drives
Replies: 40
Views: 13329

Personally I think the CM Stackers are very overpriced. And that's without adding the price of the additional 4-in-3 modules you have to get.
by Tsorovan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent Case for 9 Drives
Replies: 40
Views: 13329

Yeah, Lian-Li also makes some that look better built, with grommets:
http://www.gtek.se/img_prod/EX34B_1.jpg
http://diary.tilto.info/archives/EX34A2.jpg
Might rattle a bit, I don't know.

Anyway, this is definitely server box stuff, and we all know they should always be put somewhere out of earshot.
by Tsorovan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent Case for 9 Drives
Replies: 40
Views: 13329

I wonder if you can put some of those 5-in-3 or 4-in-3 modules in this case... if so, it'll be really good for the price (it's popped up in online store databases here and there already). If I understand it correctly, it's doing 3-in-3, yes? Looking to upgrade my server case, and I'm very close to b...
by Tsorovan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Want to build a new [DAW], looking for comments
Replies: 17
Views: 3587

Um, the 9600GT would be much better than both of those cards (not the 8800GT 512 MB).

There's absolutely no reason to get an 8800GS or 256 MB GT or an HD3850/70 today.

Oh, and "2D performance" is identical between all video cards today.
by Tsorovan
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Want to build a new [DAW], looking for comments
Replies: 17
Views: 3587

FWIW, my Corsair HX520 can't keep a 500 GB HD501LJ and WD Caviar SE16 750 GB cool enough (<45°C at idle) because it itself doesn't run hot enough and thus doesn't draw a lot of air. I had to put an 800 rpm Scythe in there in the bottom channel. The Samsung now idles at 29°C and the WD at 34°C (22...
by Tsorovan
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital's single-platter 320GB Caviar SE16 WD3200AAK
Replies: 46
Views: 37553

Hi jaganath and NeilBlanchard, Ah, then I surmise this drive would be great for you both. I have about 3 TB of storage (~1 TB free right now across all drives — a full drive performs terribly, plus I like some headroom). Mostly downloaded music (I'm a huge music nerd) and movies and tv episodes, p...
by Tsorovan
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital's single-platter 320GB Caviar SE16 WD3200AAK
Replies: 46
Views: 37553

Not bad. But, and I don't know if I'm alone in this here, 320 GB is just too small for me. I haven't bought anything below 500 GB for what, 2 years? Maybe longer. I can't remember when I bought my last 250 GB drive. And I wouldn't buy anything below 750GB today. Sadly, this is, and will probably alw...
by Tsorovan
Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 124027

Re: S1 in Sweden

To Tsorovan: SI is available all over Sweden, the most widespread is through "EMS-butiken", a network of small shops in many places (if ordering per mail, the delivery fee is almost as much as the cooler itself, which is nice to avoid). I bought one a week ago for 194 SKR, a bargain (approx 250 US)...
by Tsorovan
Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 124027

Aaaaaand it's mysteriously not available in Sweden, although their other products have always been easy to find here.
by Tsorovan
Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Disabling a video card for power savings
Replies: 9
Views: 4991

No you cannot. You have to physically remove the card or it will draw power and idle away.

nvidia's Hybrid SLI (and I forget ATI's version) will be able to do what you want though. Motherboards with Hybrid SLI support is supposed to be released sometime in 2008 last I heard.
by Tsorovan
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 60120

The HR-03 Plus doesn't fit according to HardwareCanucks. Apparantly it has the same mounting holes as the 8600GTS. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/3073-evga-8800gt-512mb-superclocked-edition-review.html The Chinese site that was first in reviewing this card last week s...
by Tsorovan
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS, Gigabyte or ABIT P35 board for Q6600?
Replies: 39
Views: 17592

Good luck getting decent performance (and no audio drop-outs) with a gigabit LAN connection to your file server, 15/15 Mbps internet connection, and a PCI sound card on that board as soon as you start copying some files over the LAN (and maybe streaming the music from the file server?). The PCI bus ...