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by Pgh
Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Blocking my P183's Top Vent
Replies: 18
Views: 5280

by Pgh
Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Blocking my P183's Top Vent
Replies: 18
Views: 5280

Oops - the P182 doesn't have the holes in the top opening needed for that duct. But it could probably be mounted with two-sided foam tape.
by Pgh
Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Blocking my P183's Top Vent
Replies: 18
Views: 5280

I've been thinking about trying this for the top opening on my P182:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... s_id=28174

It looks like it will cut down on noise but still allow hot air to escape.
by Pgh
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Scythe Kama Stay - VGA fan thing
Replies: 13
Views: 7094

I finally installed the Kama Stay - here's a summary. I ended up mounting the fan vertically, i.e. perpendicular to outside edge of the video card. This way it blows air across the top and bottom of the card, through the fins of the passive heatsink and down onto the motherboard. This is in a P182 c...
by Pgh
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: bluetooth headsets that can also stream music?
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

I've used non-BlueTooth "behind the head" headphones but didn't like that type. I found this comparison test of BlueTooth stereo headphones from last fall: http://gizmodo.com/5369490/bluetooth-headphone-battlemodo-the-best-isnt-the-best But as I've mentioned above - I really like small size and vers...
by Pgh
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: bluetooth headsets that can also stream music?
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

I checked - all those that I listed have microphones for use with cell phones and have stereo reception for music too. The Plantronics is a discontinued item but it's still widely available. I like it a lot because it's so small and the second earpiece can be detached when it's not needed. (But I'm ...
by Pgh
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: bluetooth headsets that can also stream music?
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

I think they all have microphones - not sure about the Jabra though. The Plantronics and the Sonys I listed definitely have mics. The Plantronics is just like a standard Bluetooth earpiece and microphone for cell phones, but it has an add-on earpiece for stereo reception. I use it for music, DVDs, e...
by Pgh
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: bluetooth headsets that can also stream music?
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

There are a bunch. Go to Google or Amazon and search for "bluetooth stereo headset" (or headphones or earbuds). A couple of examples: Sony DRBT50 Stereo Bluetooth Headset Sony DRBT101 Stereo Bluetooth Headset JABRA BT620s - Headset ( behind-the-neck ) - wireless - Bluetooth I got the "Plantronics Vo...
by Pgh
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5 Monitors on one machine?
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

Take a look at this review: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/10/12/amd_ati_radeon_hd_5770_5750_review/ Relevant part: "ATI Eyefinity is fully supported on both video cards, that means a max resolution of 3x 2560x1600 all the way down to the $109 Radeon HD 5750. You also get all the connections on...
by Pgh
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Scythe Kama Stay - VGA fan thing
Replies: 13
Views: 7094

Sorry, I haven't mounted it yet. Since the video card stays around 57 degrees without any fan, mounting this thing has been a low priority.

I hope to get it installed sometime over the holidays. I'll report back if I do.
by Pgh
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Lowest wattage laptop with DVI output to 2560x1600 display?
Replies: 14
Views: 7779

shleepy wrote:With regards to HDMI/DVI: It's not possible to run HDMI at 2560x1600. Ever. So, even the rare 30" monitors that have HDMI-in will scale the resolution down to 1920x1200.

...
Not true:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#Version_Comparison
by Pgh
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Scythe Kama Stay - VGA fan thing
Replies: 13
Views: 7094

I now have the Kama Stay and it looks like a very cleverly designed little gadget. It's one of those "why didn't someone think of this sooner" things. I haven't yet tried it mounted inside the case. I'm waiting for some other parts before I crack open my case to make upgrades. I hooked it up to a fa...
by Pgh
Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SG02 3d graphics design build (image heavy)
Replies: 19
Views: 20311

When I saw "SG02," "3d graphics" and "build" I got excited because I thought someone had done a case mod to put a quiet PC into a Little Blue Toaster:

http://www.reputable.com/o2.html


Oh well.

It's something I'd like to do but probably won't because of the time and expense.
by Pgh
Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Scythe Kama Stay - VGA fan thing
Replies: 13
Views: 7094

Scythe Kama Stay - VGA fan thing

This looks interesting: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=26200 Looks like it would be a good way to assist a passively cooled video card. Also, since it can hold fans parallel to the motherboard it probably could cool most north/south bridge chips. ...
by Pgh
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Internal 2.5" removable drive bay for SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 1700

You could try these two products in conjunction: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=212&products_id=25013 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816215046&cm_re=MOBILE_RACK-_-16-215-046-_-Product You drive would be protected in an enclosure w...
by Pgh
Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: extension cables for monitor/mouse/keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 2218

There are USB extenders too:

http://www.usbgear.com/USB-Extenders.html
by Pgh
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: extension cables for monitor/mouse/keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 2218

Try doing a search on "DVI extender" There are probably hundreds of products that do this in several different ways. Everything from long cables that are high enough quality that the signal degrades less for a given length... to fiber optic extenders that will let you have a DVI connection that is s...
by Pgh
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help me replace my 30" monitor and understand a thing o
Replies: 25
Views: 6531

No I'm pretty clear on this actually. I have yet to find a non-WG monitor over 24" on the market (except super-high-end stuff like the Eizos ). Yes, it is color technology, and some smaller monitors use it, too (the NEC 24" in question is an sRGB monitor, a pillar of its bragging rights I gather), ...
by Pgh
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help me replace my 30" monitor and understand a thing o
Replies: 25
Views: 6531

... as it appears to avoid some of the color problems that can occur with the so-called "wide-gamut" monitors, i.e. anything over 24". Now that I've done a few more hours' reading, I suspect that the lack of new entrants in the category (26"+) has a lot to do with not being able to solve basic colo...
by Pgh
Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help me replace my 30" monitor and understand a thing o
Replies: 25
Views: 6531

downwitch - I've had experience with the Dell 3007WFP, Dell 3008WFP, HP LP3065 and Apple Cinema Display. My understanding is that all of these monitors use an LG supplied S-IPS (or some variant) panel. The Dell 3008WFP is the newest design and has by far the most input options. If you want to watch ...
by Pgh
Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help me replace my 30" monitor and understand a thing o
Replies: 25
Views: 6531

The resolution on the monitor in your NewEgg link is only 1900x1200. I get this resolution on my 24". The Samsung 305T is 2560 x 1600. Yeah, I know it's a step down, but I have to say that I find the 30" options out there underwhelming. I don't think the 30" monitor took off for anyone (except mayb...
by Pgh
Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA cooler with 2 x 12cm fans
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

DAve_M wrote:Seems OK but nothing new or interesting. I would still rather have somthing like a Thermalright T-Rad over this.
There are other VGA coolers with 2 x 12cm fans?
by Pgh
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA cooler with 2 x 12cm fans
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

VGA cooler with 2 x 12cm fans

I know Thermaltake doesn't have a good reputation here. But it looks like the fans can be replaced.

http://www.fareastgizmos.com/computing/ ... stress.php
by Pgh
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: laptop style keyboard recommendations and feedback
Replies: 31
Views: 20807

Another vote for the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard. Typing feel is the best I've ever experienced and the back-lighting is great.

I replaced an Enermax Aurora with the Logitech. The Logitech was a big improvement.
by Pgh
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Keyboard Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 6075

Keyboard Recommendation

I just received my "Logitec Illuminated Keyboard" and it's impressive enough that I thought I'd post a recommendation. http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/4740&cl=us,en?WT.ac=mb|4796||hp## The keyboard isn't silent, but it is definitely below the average keyboard's noise lev...
by Pgh
Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor - removing the heatsink
Replies: 47
Views: 33043

... Right now it's running in a 2.5" Scythe Enclosure Suspended with AAM enabled. Impressively silent. Runs a bit on the hotter side, but not bad in a suspended setup with minimal air flow. And it runs cooler than my Seagates in my other box which has poorer airflow and thermal management. -Ed Edwo...
by Pgh
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Active PFC Power Supply Unit and APC UPS compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 4781

I had 2 APC RS1500s die in a somewhat scary way in a 10 month period recently. They gave a loud pop when turned on and died. Fortunately the computer that was connected was not harmed. That computer has an Antec Phantom 350 power supply (US model, not Active PFC) and it certainly draws no more that ...
by Pgh
Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Tri-Monitor Rackmount Computer Build!
Replies: 89
Views: 409649

jamesg - I have a similar setup with the same video cards. I see you have the SLI bridge connector in place. I was under the impression that the bridge connector could not be used with "SLI Multi-view." Are you somehow able to toggle back and forth between SLI Multi-view on three monitors and SLI Fr...