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by POLIST8
Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is it just me, or are the optical drives very loud!
Replies: 10
Views: 3805

You want loud? Try a Lite-On.
by POLIST8
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are the Special Olympics bad for criptards?
Replies: 10
Views: 5442

Dude,

I'm up for just about anything, but this really crosses the line.

Sorry man, I hope that you get banned.
by POLIST8
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Enough airflow for this to work?
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

Your system sounds great, and definitely cool enough.
by POLIST8
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Asus 6600GT Passive Video Card!
Replies: 43
Views: 17885

Do you think the continual heating (you know this bastard is going to get VERY hot) and then cooling (by turning the PC off) would increase the likelihood of the PCB cracking?
by POLIST8
Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Favorite motherboard vendor?
Replies: 38
Views: 13110

You should make a poll out of this and take 10 hours to compile the whole list. Then we can do video cards, processors, etc.

It would be cool to see (based on various polls) which parts people like the best for their silent systems.

Fans would take forever to compile.....
by POLIST8
Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Favorite motherboard vendor?
Replies: 38
Views: 13110

My currently recommended hardware list:

Here

ASRock have gotten a ton better, though PC Chips and ECS have not. Soyo is OK, though their rebate process is awful.
by POLIST8
Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P180+3,73EE+6800Ultra+1,2TB
Replies: 3
Views: 3032

I personally fell in love with the external design of the P180 when I first saw it. After reading the review and looking at how the internal design was implemented, I'm definitely going to stay away. I want nothing to do with a case that is more difficult to work on than a Compaq/HP. KISS = Keep It ...
by POLIST8
Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

How about Windows...........................VIAGRA

"A new OS That will make you stand with excitement."
by POLIST8
Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

Vista Print shoud sue them. Just like how Msoft sued Lindows.

Naw, then lawyers would have more money...
by POLIST8
Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

Yeah, I saw that. I think they were anticipating something like the unleashing of the Xbox 360.

We'll folks! Here's a cowboy and............VISTA!!!

I just remember a quote from Wesley Snipes' wife in White Men Can't Jump:

"There ain't no vista and their ain't no view."

Har.
by POLIST8
Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seagate "Quiet Mode" Toggle?
Replies: 4
Views: 2138

by POLIST8
Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A Better P160
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

I think a link of what it looks like would be a good start. Got one?
by POLIST8
Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

I turn off all the "glam" in XP, so it looks just like 2000...

I'm pretty happy with both, but I've just found XP to be better for Wireless Networking and it's more plug + pray (especially for USB devices).

Whatever works for ya!
by POLIST8
Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

Working at a help desk I just envision myself asking:

"Are you using Windows 2000, XP, or....................VISTA."

I wonder if it comes in a pink theme...
by POLIST8
Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

2000 is great, but XP has Movie Maker 2, which is a great "free" program. Why haven't you upgraded? Money or because of 2000's reliability?
by POLIST8
Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it
Replies: 42
Views: 20125

Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it

I personally think it's a lame name.

Couldn't they use Windows360 or something like that? How about Windows2006 (or 2007, depending)?
by POLIST8
Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Combo of new and old components
Replies: 7
Views: 2132

Nexus 80mm:

Own it, recommend it

http://www.nexustek.nl/80mmcasefan.htm
by POLIST8
Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What would be the fastest 1G memory stick for a 939 system?
Replies: 23
Views: 6020

This is all Newegg came up with:

Link
by POLIST8
Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why has this happened to my poor PSU??!!
Replies: 26
Views: 9071

Damn dude. That's nasty.

How long after you modded the PSU did you notice problems?

I'd replace both the PS and MB just to make sure you don't fry anything else.

It wasn't a Yum-Cha brand, so it probably was the result of modding (or bad wiring in your walls).
by POLIST8
Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first rig!
Replies: 9
Views: 6523

Nice rig. Looks nice.

I love the shielded CD-ROM Audio Cable. Where did you find that?
by POLIST8
Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sharkoon silent eagle ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1777

If it doesn't work well at least it looks cool. :)
by POLIST8
Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Acer releases 25w mobile Sempron laptop & a 35W Turion m
Replies: 24
Views: 13507

I haven't checked the CPU temperature with Sandra, but it does get pretty warm. The notebook has good cooling though, and exhausts on the right-hand side. I just loaded XP Pro on it, and deleted the stupid backup 3GB partition they preload, as well as XP Home. I'll post some specs this weekend somet...
by POLIST8
Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Fried my Athlon64 in less than a month, I think
Replies: 9
Views: 4507

I've never heard of such a thing either. I've used (and currently use an A64m) dozens of AMD CPUs over the years, and have had trouble trying to fry them - Namely a Slot A Athlon 500 with just passive cooling. I personally think that: 1. It may be a problem with the motherboard - I've heard of some ...
by POLIST8
Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Desperation
Replies: 15
Views: 4391

I was reading your post when I came across the GeForce 6800 with stock fan. I immediately stopped reading it. True, the hard drives will be loud - but I can almost bet that they are nothing in comparison to that whiny GeForce fan. The suggestion of putting the Zalman on that GeForce is also a good i...
by POLIST8
Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Acer releases 25w mobile Sempron laptop & a 35W Turion m
Replies: 24
Views: 13507

I just bought the Acer 3000 from CC. It turned out to be $500 AR, including an extra 256MB Chip (backordered). They messed up the specs on the box because it was supposed to be a Semp 2800+ w/DVD/CDRW but it turned out to be a 3000+ w/DVD DL!!!!!!!! thank you www.slickdeals.net The battery lasts abo...
by POLIST8
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is underclocking/undervolting worth it for me?
Replies: 17
Views: 3317

You're saying that you found somewhere here that using onboard sound increased the system's temp that much (4-8)???? That's crazy! I've never heard anything like that.

Glue a heatsink on the chip. LOL.
by POLIST8
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Scythe stuff (computex)
Replies: 13
Views: 4046

It's a pretty cool design - though I can imagine transporting your box would require some disassembly.
by POLIST8
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Does Socket A heatsinks fit old Socket 7 boards!?
Replies: 9
Views: 2452

I've run 150s-233MMXs passively with minute heatsinks. If you're going to throw a Socket A Heatsink on it, it should be fine - especially if you have that 80mm fan on.
by POLIST8
Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Socket A cooling on the cheap?
Replies: 4
Views: 2019

by POLIST8
Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My fanless passive cooled pc. 24/7 since Dec 2004
Replies: 19
Views: 14024

What HDD is in that? I think the top looks pretty cool, though a better picture of it would be nice.

I definitely want something like that for my living room. I think I'll use a Mobile AMD CPU though.