Search found 27 matches

by Admin
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: New SPCR design & management
Replies: 25
Views: 6888

Re: New SPCR design & management

Thanks for the notes & thoughts, guys. I really do appreciate it. As I take the content strategy forward, I plan to preserve as much of the content and identity of the site as possible. I can tell you guys are a passionate bunch, and I can appreciate that. I can't speak to Mike's side of the deal, b...
by Admin
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: New SPCR design & management
Replies: 25
Views: 6888

New SPCR design & management

Hey everyone - My name is Eric Carrell, and I've recently acquired SPCR from Mike Chin. I'm super happy about taking the reins of this site/blog/forum into the future. :) I started with a redesign; I think the old design ran its course and it needed some freshening up. I hope you guys like it; there...
by Admin
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: server response testing
Replies: 20
Views: 57907

Re: server response testing

Testing 123...
by Admin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: server response testing
Replies: 20
Views: 57907

Re: server response testing

123
by Admin
Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: test
Replies: 0
Views: 1692

test

test
by Admin
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor Icepacks for SPCR server
Replies: 10
Views: 4816

Sorry. That version does not place the connectors in the standard location.
Compare with a standard 3.5" drive and you'll see what I mean.

Thanks anyway.
by Admin
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor Icepacks for SPCR server
Replies: 10
Views: 4816

Thank you Larry!

We have one velociraptor heatsink and need only 3 now.

Anyone else out there able to donate!?

Regards,
Richard.
by Admin
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor Icepacks for SPCR server
Replies: 10
Views: 4816

Yes, we need the newer ones, or the connectors don't line up. We need four of these, because the ones we have are the older style. I'm making the assumption that the second generation ice-pack is removable. Anyone? Here's a visual of the type needed: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?Drive...
by Admin
Wed Apr 28, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Toshiba MK6022GAX 5400/16mb Notebook Drive
Replies: 14
Views: 10435

Toshiba MK6022GAX 5400/16mb Notebook Drive

Reviewed today is the MK6022GAX, the highest performance notebook drive in Toshiba's lineup: A 5400 RPM, 2.5" drive with 16 mb of cache. It surely performs, but does it plumb the sub-20 dBA depths or remain in more audible >20 dBA territory? Here's our acoustic report on the Toshiba MK6022GAX. http:...
by Admin
Sat Jan 11, 2003 2:45 pm
Forum: Forum Rules
Topic: Posting Rules: MUST READ before posting!!
Replies: 26
Views: 110594

Posting Rules: MUST READ before posting!!

I'm sure that many people have noticed the explosion of the SPCR userbase, which has led to the explosion of these forums and other forms of support. In an effort to keep forums relatively organized, I have setup several guidelines: Use common sense - Just because it isn't explicitly stated as one o...
by Admin
Fri Nov 15, 2002 5:28 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Site navigation / usability poll
Replies: 13
Views: 9837

Thanks for the feedback. Couple of comments that I thought I'd throw in: :evil: Browsing problem when using Mozilla. The site has mostly disabled right clicking on links. I use Mozilla (and it's slimmer brother Phoenix) on both Linux and Windows and have no problems right-clicking anywhere on the si...
by Admin
Tue Nov 05, 2002 1:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Posting Guidelines; Dial-Up Users Beware: Big Pics
Replies: 2
Views: 31683

Posting Guidelines; Dial-Up Users Beware: Big Pics

This forum allows readers to post pictures of their silent/quiet PC projects. All new posts in this forum should contain pictures of your silent PC project, along with a brief description. (or, a detailed description, depending on how in-depth you want to get). Comments about specific PCs should be ...
by Admin
Thu Oct 31, 2002 6:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: "Quiet" HSF review
Replies: 4
Views: 3430

Re: "Quiet" HSF review

what's your guy's opinion on silent Heatsink reviews that DON'T include noise readings, I agree with you in that a lack of noise readings limits the value of an article. However, keep in mind that accurately measuring noise is Really Hard, especially when you start getting into the <30dB range. Tha...
by Admin
Thu Oct 31, 2002 6:25 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Silent / Quiet PC "Gallery" Page
Replies: 31
Views: 24414

bit-tech has a Project Logs forum. This is pretty much exactly what I was planning to do with SPCR. Also note, their Article Discussion forum, which is for discussing articles from the main site. I actually like this idea for our articles, rather than stuffing everything in Site Feedback. Might imp...
by Admin
Tue Oct 29, 2002 4:59 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Silent / Quiet PC "Gallery" Page
Replies: 31
Views: 24414

Regarding the "Gallery Thread" idea, if I'm understanding this correctly, it would be one thread that contains all sorts of projects in it, each of which has a link off to a separate discussion thread in another forum. Why not just create an entire forum dedicated to projects? Each new post in the f...
by Admin
Mon Oct 28, 2002 6:34 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Silent / Quiet PC "Gallery" Page
Replies: 31
Views: 24414

quokked wrote:what's the specs of the server kurtL ?
Once we get everything in, built and tested, I'll write up a short article about the new server.

--kurt
by Admin
Mon Oct 28, 2002 2:26 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Silent / Quiet PC "Gallery" Page
Replies: 31
Views: 24414

Slightly OT, but Kurt, when is the new server arriving? <Crossing my fingers>This week</crossing my fingers> Just to set your expectations, however, once it does get here, it's probably going to go through several weeks of building and (mostly) testing to work out all the bugs. We learned some less...
by Admin
Sun Oct 27, 2002 5:24 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Silent / Quiet PC "Gallery" Page
Replies: 31
Views: 24414

Folks -- I see two ways we can do this. Create a new forum, let everyone post and reply there and trust people to keep things on topic. Create a new forum, restrict posting to mods only. Then, for folks who want to post pictures for their rig, they can post in the test forum, PM a moderator and ask ...
by Admin
Fri Sep 20, 2002 10:14 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Screw quiet, I want silent
Replies: 19
Views: 12649

Total silence is luxurious and not possible to have. Total silence, at least with respect to personal computers, is absolutely possible to have. Whether it's accomplished through moving the computer into another room, or building a sound-insulated chamber, there are ways to achieve it. You can argu...
by Admin
Mon Sep 16, 2002 3:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Screw quiet, I want silent
Replies: 19
Views: 12649

I would be extremely wary about using flash RAM in a desktop system. Flash RAM has a limited number of writes that it can process before things start to break -- it's not designed for a system to be writing to it constantly.

--kurt
by Admin
Mon Sep 16, 2002 12:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Screw quiet, I want silent
Replies: 19
Views: 12649

there are standard ATA PC Card Type 1 at 1GB now. cost is a bit over $600 USD. OEMs also sell notebook form-factors (i.e., 44-pin IDE connector instead of PC Card interface). these may go higher than 1GB, but i'm not sure. Right -- the IBM microdrive. Anyone heard anything regarding their reliabili...
by Admin
Mon Sep 16, 2002 9:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Screw quiet, I want silent
Replies: 19
Views: 12649

teklan wrote:are TFT's totally silent?
My ViewSonic is completely silent -- I don't hear anything from it.

It also uses far, far less power than my old CRT.

--kurt
by Admin
Wed Sep 11, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Screw quiet, I want silent
Replies: 19
Views: 12649

So, if I moved it I would need: -Long video cable Make sure it's a quality video cable -- video signals can degrade over long distances (10ft+) so it's important to get a cable that will carry a signal with minimal loss. You should expect to pay anywhere from $30 - $200 for this cable. If you see o...
by Admin
Wed Sep 11, 2002 7:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Screw quiet, I want silent
Replies: 19
Views: 12649

If you do any hardcore gaming, you probably want to steer clear of LCDs for now. I love my 19" ViewSonic VG19, but it isn't nearly as smooth as a CRT on the fast FPS games. Then again, I don't play those all that often, so it's not a big deal for me.

--kurt
by Admin
Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Smart Drive
Replies: 27
Views: 15159

Serberus wrote:I always thought Aluminium lost heat faster than copper, hence high quality heatsinks are both copper & alu
Copper is a much better conductor of heat than aluminum. Depending on who you ask, copper may be as much as 40% better.

--kurt
by Admin
Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Screw quiet, I want silent
Replies: 19
Views: 12649

Re: Screw quiet, I want silent

Ahhhhhhhh! I'm gonna need: -Silent LCD monitor -Solidstate hdd -VIA C3 -Fanless PSU with no transformer hum ~£1k :( I think you forgot to add "a pony". :) The easiest and cheapest method of getting a truly "silent" computer is to simply move the computer into another room. You'll have to pay a bit ...
by Admin
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:32 pm
Forum:
Topic: Welcome to the SilentPCReview.com General Discussion Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 4017

test

test post.