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by msmrodan
Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 79712

Yeah almost identical, but no native lossless support yet - meaning that the server side decodes the lossless file into full WAV before sending it to the roku. This is what happens when used with the slimserver software (Does the squeezebox do this?). But you do get a LOT of choices - Itunes Share M...
by msmrodan
Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 79712

Oh yeah? what about this bad boy?

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(MikeC isn't the only audiophile here)

Roku SoundBridge--->Benchmark Audio DAC-1--->Denon 2805--->Boston Acoustics T-1030 X2 Front + Mission 786 Special Edition Surround R+L

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by msmrodan
Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: I just want silence!
Replies: 22
Views: 7840

One word: Reserator

You'll be able to ditch the SI-120, GPU fan, and probably all of those nexus fans, leaving you with the PSU fan alone.

Basically the Reserator turns your computer into a dead box which clicks once in a while as the HD accesses something. :D
by msmrodan
Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My themaltake Tsunami
Replies: 17
Views: 8604

really dont know why do they make those honeycomb (or whatever) grills on cases. Why don't they just make some nice round holes, even with no grills at all? EMI certification. No grills means no CE stamp and no FCC class B compliance. Also, cases can get quite flimsy with no grill at all, not to me...
by msmrodan
Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Life with watercooling is like prison. Go Air.
Replies: 40
Views: 18898

for me the Reserator has been flawless, a large part of this due to the aforementioned compression fittings. I have yet to encounter a better style of fitting ensuring 0 leaks and maximum convenience for the user, and zalman quality is top-notch IMHO. This in contrast to a WC system I ditched after ...
by msmrodan
Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PLEASE HELP me put finish touch to near-silent audio PC!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 5206

The DAC1 is probably what I'll get -- seems the ticket given that you get a headphone amp, digital preamp and DAC all in one. Encouraging to hear you like yours. I only listen to digital, so plan to use it as a preamp using the balanced connections to my monoblocks. How is yours set up? Yes it is l...
by msmrodan
Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PLEASE HELP me put finish touch to near-silent audio PC!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 5206

But be warned that some people will spend up to $1000 to get a jitter-free spdif out Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for audiophile grade gear, but as my understanding goes jitter is something that occurs in the actual conversion process and not at the SPDIF source. And whats that thing with galvan...
by msmrodan
Sun May 15, 2005 2:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112748

OK Im willing to admit that speakers can change sound over a period of time, but mostly it is for the worse, not better. People who are "breaking in" speakers for 400 hours to get better bass response are probably just burning up their tweeters so the bass is overemphasized. Amps, especially tube, n...
by msmrodan
Sat May 14, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112748

I find the fact that these people advocate "breaking in" equipment such as speakers, amps, audio and AC cables (!) for 100-800 hours to get better performance completeley laughable. Its like buying a new computer and the salesman tells you, "yeah its a bit slow at first but after 400 hours of foldin...
by msmrodan
Tue May 10, 2005 3:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112748

I can definitely feel for all those audiophiles out there. What I like best is to buy second hand gear off them for peanuts, because they got to have "the next best thing". Nakamichi 6-cd player + Boston Acoustics lc-30 speakers, all for 400$, for example hehe :), oh and I use Ace hardware store 1$ ...
by msmrodan
Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Advice on single fan system w. Thermaltake Big Water
Replies: 0
Views: 1433

Advice on single fan system w. Thermaltake Big Water

Hi fellow SPCR'ers, I currently own an ABIT NF7-S with XP1700 Palomino, stuck in an old AT case with a Seagate 160GB 7200.7, Zalman Passive NB heatsink. My plan is to buy an Antec Super Lanboy case, Nexus 4090 PSU, Thermaltake Big Water and XP2500 Mobile processor. I want to then remove the 120mm fa...
by msmrodan
Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing a PIII
Replies: 7
Views: 2206

you might want to try my article here on SPCR on DIY watercooling a pIII

(insert sound of blowing your own horn here :D )
by msmrodan
Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why you need silent system?
Replies: 53
Views: 29147

me? I run a home based recording studio where I do my own projects and some friends stuff.. needless to say I need the computer to be dead silent. When recording with condensor mics with a 136db range even the tiniest amount of noise slips in. I've gone from slowing down fans and duct taping to buil...
by msmrodan
Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97684

just to add my 2 cents, I recieved my Reserator about a month and a half ago and since then it's been performing admirably on my athlon 64 3200+ I can concurr that Zalman have yet another winner under their hands (this is my third Zalman product :D , and not just because I like their ugly logo) 35C ...
by msmrodan
Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The philosophy of sound/silence
Replies: 54
Views: 13105

For the record, there was a 38 page long discussion (flamefest) over at gearslutz.com (pro-audio site) about the benefits of high end AC cables for audio equipment, so this is pretty tame by comparison :) FWIW, here's a few things I learned from my studio experience - 1. Buy what sounds good to YOU....
by msmrodan
Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Compaq Proliant Challenge!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

It sounds like an rpm monitor in the bios automatically shuts down the server when it senses a fan fail, not overheating since shutdown would have occured only after a few mins of operation.

try connecting a fanmate to the fan or rewire it for 7v operation and see what happens

have fun :D
by msmrodan
Sun May 16, 2004 2:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: AMD 64 3200 w. cool'n'quiet and asus q-fan & stockHSF= n
Replies: 1
Views: 1010

AMD 64 3200 w. cool'n'quiet and asus q-fan & stockHSF= n

just to relate my experiences, I got me a nice ASUS K8V with AMD 64 3200 a week or two ago. This is for studio recording work so silence is very very important here.. Anyway the whole system is sitting in a padded chieftec "dragon" with 1 case fan at 5v in the back and a modded stock psu fan at arou...
by msmrodan
Sat Apr 03, 2004 8:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ok, so I ordered my Zalman Reserator the night before...
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Ordered it from a webstore based in Israel, where I live :)

Needless to say I can't wait till it gets here...now all I need is a fanless or watercooled PSU..hehe
by msmrodan
Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ok, so I ordered my Zalman Reserator the night before...
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Ok, so I ordered my Zalman Reserator the night before...

Just couldn't resist... this baby is going to cool my amd64 3200, and I'll be keeping you posted when it arrives. Since I don't need any GPU cooling, I'm gonna be running this one with a modified stock PSU @ 5v..thats gonna be the only fan in the system; We'll see how we do on the HD front..if they ...
by msmrodan
Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:33 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Review in Swedish of Zalman Reserator
Replies: 43
Views: 18258

perhaps the relatively low waterflow actually *helps* the cooling since the hot water coming from the cpu has time to circulate and rise inside the reservoir instead of being sucked right back into the pump.. This is definitely on my "need to get" list...I already saw it in a czech webstore for arou...
by msmrodan
Sat Dec 13, 2003 7:31 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Silent PC (pics!)
Replies: 4
Views: 6134

Around 39-40C, quite ok actually..
by msmrodan
Sat Dec 13, 2003 5:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Silent PC (pics!)
Replies: 4
Views: 6134

My Silent PC (pics!)

Just for you SPCR'ers out there, I took some snapshots of my quiet PC setup in the studio. Hope this helps you in your quest - Setup: Case: Chieftec DA01BD (Dragon) Mobo: ECS K7s5A CPU: Athlon XP 1700 Memory: 768MB Mushkin DDR 2100 HD: 1 Segate Medalist 13.3GB 5400 RPM 2 Seagate Barracuda IV 40GB Za...
by msmrodan
Wed Sep 17, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Digital Audio Workstation!
Replies: 16
Views: 5666

IMHO there is nothing, absolutely nothing that comes close to the Chieftec dragon/antec cases in terms of quiet pc achievement and DAW building. Lets start with the air intakes that all of you love to complain about in the other cases - The Chieftec has one of the most ventilated designs and still r...
by msmrodan
Sat Jun 07, 2003 2:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Announcing.... The Desputer.... Computers built into a desk
Replies: 57
Views: 17565

we recommend a quailified electrition and a quailified technition should be on hand to perform the wiring and configuration of the componentry to prevent electricution and possible damage to ones self or desk or even the house. We have had DIY people making a mess of there home built jobs because t...
by msmrodan
Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Seen this yet? fanless "heatsink" pc case + psu
Replies: 51
Views: 22536

look at dis:
http://www.deltatronic.info/index.html

Theyre doing the same heatsink-case stuff with heatpipe.
looks totally pro and they've been selling this for quite a while..
by msmrodan
Tue Apr 22, 2003 5:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Vicious Cycle!
Replies: 61
Views: 44416

thanx for the great tips u guys...will degfinitely check out the NEC's
by msmrodan
Sun Apr 20, 2003 2:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Vicious Cycle!
Replies: 61
Views: 44416

Wonderful stuff there, you guys (hi btw, 1st post) So here is my story: 1. Upgraded home studio computer (pIII 500) PSU from noname to silentpc.com 230w model = bliss (cpu fan was slot1 "inthebox" model), no case fans. 2. Upgraded studio comp to athlon xp 1700, ecs k7s5a, cheapo thermaltake (8$) cpu...