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by Behemot
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: i still use windows xp on the desktop
Replies: 30
Views: 18117

Re: i still use windows xp on the desktop

No you don't.
by Behemot
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: i still use windows xp on the desktop
Replies: 30
Views: 18117

Re: i still use windows xp on the desktop

I personally like simple and working interface. The only thing which Vista and beyond actually brought is more crap and the things I had by my hand are now burried deep under more crap. Just take for example the network adapters management. Now you have to click throguh some BS for idiot users inste...
by Behemot
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: i still use windows xp on the desktop
Replies: 30
Views: 18117

Re: i still use windows xp on the desktop

Blah blah and more BS. XP x86-32 can easily use 3 gigs of RAM. There are shitloads of machines with about 3gigs of RAM which can still run many things. XP x86-64 which is actually 2003 server kernel with classic environment and some programs can use even more RAM and works fine. I have two machines ...
by Behemot
Thu May 05, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: i still use windows xp on the desktop
Replies: 30
Views: 18117

Re: i still use windows xp on the desktop

It's also funny how many ppl upgrade the other day when new OS cames out (for no reason really)…to often find there are no drivers for older HW. But even new HW based on older chips has no support for newest system. I've been just shopping some serial port controllers and the best they do is win 8. ...
by Behemot
Wed May 04, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced
Replies: 14
Views: 6258

Re: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced

There was a problem with the unit, but I have been warned about such possibility in advance. I got second unit just yesterday, if it works better, than OK, if the same, well…I'll call the series flawed.
by Behemot
Wed May 04, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced
Replies: 14
Views: 6258

Re: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced

I got preview out and working on the full article, almost :D
by Behemot
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair SFX Gold series released - SF450 and SF600
Replies: 18
Views: 8471

Re: Corsair SFX Gold series released - SF450 and SF600

Well…Wolf, I guess :roll: Cause actually, there is MUCH MORE to the Link than what I initially posted there. Each tiny problem would be nothing I guess, but combined, also with the fact people now and than complain for at least THREE YEARS in Corsairs official forums, and yet NOBODY CARED…at least u...
by Behemot
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair SFX Gold series released - SF450 and SF600
Replies: 18
Views: 8471

Re: Corsair SFX Gold series released - SF450 and SF600

I should get some samples later on when available…
by Behemot
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: E-MINI i5/i7 mini PSU+brick - will it handle my system?
Replies: 7
Views: 3712

Re: E-MINI i5/i7 mini PSU+brick - will it handle my system?

Not sure about those low-end chips, and frankly, I do not really care. Been checking comparison of relevant ones, that's mostly 4790 vs. 6700 and 4690 vs. 6600, where is close to no difference. http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph9483/76803.png http://hexus.net/media/uploaded/2015/8/572b501a-312...
by Behemot
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: E-MINI i5/i7 mini PSU+brick - will it handle my system?
Replies: 7
Views: 3712

Re: E-MINI i5/i7 mini PSU+brick - will it handle my system?

Umm, what? I've checked only a few benchmarks but the step from previous generation was pretty minor. As could be expected, actually. Haven't seen any "significative leap" in there.
by Behemot
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: around 700 watt quiet psu for next gen graphics cards
Replies: 13
Views: 5130

Re: around 700 watt quiet psu for next gen graphics cards

Does not the EVGA also use ball bearing fan? Those are noisier.
by Behemot
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced
Replies: 14
Views: 6258

Re: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced

I never said that. However what I said is modern units are getting too complicated - which is exactly that. So why you compare old simple units? I got plenty of those and 95 % of them can be repaired just by swapping bloated caps for qualtiy ones. But I am no longer able to repair the modern units!!...
by Behemot
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced
Replies: 14
Views: 6258

Re: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced

Frankly, I would myself not buy that even if it had 80+ latinum cert. For that price you can get 400W Seasonic Platinum fanless with 7y warranty, so with bad luck, you may have to buy that SS twice in the time when you are secured and insured using that Seasonic. The thing is, as PSUs are getting co...
by Behemot
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Are PicoPSU-like supplies the best option at low loads?
Replies: 30
Views: 23623

Re: Are PicoPSU-like supplies the best option at low loads?

I think this power brick is some cheap chinese PoS, that's why it has so tragic efficiency. There are good units on the market reaching over 90 %, however, you just won't pay 15 euros for them. But around 30 I think they can be found in 120-150W range. In time I will be stocking those as there is st...
by Behemot
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced
Replies: 14
Views: 6258

Re: Silverstone Strider Titanium series announced

The OEM is Sirtec. I don't see any problem with this, however, these units will definitelly not be the best there will be in 2016. Fan running at 650 to 1000 is not bad, but there will be many semi-fanless units. And the worst thing of all, only 3y warranty. Everybody is telling Silverstone constant...
by Behemot
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: around 700 watt quiet psu for next gen graphics cards
Replies: 13
Views: 5130

Re: around 700 watt quiet psu for next gen graphics cards

Seasonic is now pushing the X series again with finally more differentiated price from the platinum versions (as they were very close for a long time). IIRC, the higher versions are also semifanless so if you have good price, go for it. If you plan two graphics, 650-750 W would be just fine. For sin...
by Behemot
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet low-wattage PSU for a Desktop Skylake i5/i7 w/o GPU
Replies: 10
Views: 4455

Re: Quiet low-wattage PSU for a Desktop Skylake i5/i7 w/o GP

RMx is quite superior to RM so it's not that interesting option. I'd go fanless with X-400, those should now be cheaper than the platinum versions. From G series only the G-360 is good, but above 250 W it starts to be noisy. G-450+, S12G and all the OEM versions are mediocre at best. In latest revis...
by Behemot
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Do all line-interactive UPSes "hum"?
Replies: 5
Views: 11106

Re: Do all line-interactive UPSes "hum"?

I have a couple of APC CS500's, and they are silent in normal operation. They hum during discharge, recharge and self-test. Back-UPS CS (BK500EI) is off-line unit. Please always use part code as the BK500EI above, APCs website structure is PoS and searching for anything without knowing the codename...
by Behemot
Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Node 304 600W PSU recommendation?
Replies: 26
Views: 12086

Re: Node 304 600W PSU recommendation?

Interesting. Local difference is about 10 %.
by Behemot
Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: i still use windows xp on the desktop
Replies: 30
Views: 18117

Re: i still use windows xp on the desktop

There are free updates for XP! I mean POSReady 2009 :D
by Behemot
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Node 304 600W PSU recommendation?
Replies: 26
Views: 12086

Re: Node 304 600W PSU recommendation?

That's 450 W and I think it won't be even that much, those small cores have problems conducting that heat at such values. In well cooled case, the fan of the semi-fankess PSUs starts spinning much later…ell, that's not 40 °C though :D
by Behemot
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Just made my first anechoic chamber! :D
Replies: 4
Views: 8162

Re: Just made my first anechoic chamber! :D

Did you take some inspiration from Mike's works ? :roll: Not really, I've read that when I was almost finished :) This is just a mobile box chamber… What's the measurement outside of the chamber? Slightly over 39. The room is absolutelly silent, as long as I an not deaf. I even took it to countrysi...
by Behemot
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Just made my first anechoic chamber! :D
Replies: 4
Views: 8162

Just made my first anechoic chamber! :D

Man that was terrible work, I used about 5 square metres of molitan (local business name of PUR foam) and couple more of acoustic wavelet to cover the sides from inside. That cheap sound meter toy of mine shows 38.7 dB in silent room. Better than nothing I guess. I'll go to try the first PSU inside....
by Behemot
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Node 304 600W PSU recommendation?
Replies: 26
Views: 12086

Re: Node 304 600W PSU recommendation?

That PSU is now the quitest noise-generating component in there. Do you plan to continue? If not, getting 650W version was just a waste of money, RM550x would be just OK.
by Behemot
Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Yet another 500W-ish PSU question, limited options
Replies: 7
Views: 3612

Re: Yet another 500W-ish PSU question, limited options

lodestar wrote:The Corsair RMx 550W is probably the best choice from that list.
No.

It is for sure FAR THE BEST choice of all those.
by Behemot
Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Node 304 600W PSU recommendation?
Replies: 26
Views: 12086

Re: Node 304 600W PSU recommendation?

G series is nowhere to be silent, besides other problems (does not apply to G-360, this model is different platform).
by Behemot
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic's Titanium PSUs, as low as 400w fanless
Replies: 9
Views: 5640

Re: Seasonic's Titanium PSUs, as low as 400w fanless

EVGA has some models with 10y warranty for quite some time now…
by Behemot
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic's Titanium PSUs, as low as 400w fanless
Replies: 9
Views: 5640

Re: Seasonic's Titanium PSUs, as low as 400w fanless

Is it an expansion of what's currently known as "Titanium series" with 750W and 850W models, or something new on top of that?

And while new top high-end is nice, I think what Seasonic needs more is to replace those G/S12G series.
by Behemot
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RMx series PSUs: quiet operation but without Link
Replies: 14
Views: 8666

Re: Corsair RMx series PSUs: quiet operation but without Lin

Fanless units usually have much higher RMA rate. Besides, it depends on the temperature, if it is too high, it starts spinning sooner.
by Behemot
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: EA650 Platinum Fan Curve
Replies: 1
Views: 2560

Re: EA650 Platinum Fan Curve

I've measured the EA-550. Though I did not have tachometer by that time, it seemed to me the unit had fixed speed…which is even worse :D If it ramps on speed, be glad, it won't burn :D