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by PS
Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Icy Dock's eSATA Enclosure
Replies: 6
Views: 7109

A quick search on Newegg yielded many many enclosures that are eSATA. Some for as little as ~$17!! Why exactly should we feel compelled to purchase this particular product? And I did see at least ONE that is specifically for 2.5" drives...

:D
by PS
Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Clockless processors... why haven't we talked?
Replies: 9
Views: 5100

Well Megaman, thanks again for your enlightening comments. Oh and thanks for the oversimplifications... at the present moment, I have no need to learn about.... ummm... all that stuff. I guess that if the prospect of clockless processors was as great as I had imagined, they'd already be on the marke...
by PS
Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Clockless processors... why haven't we talked?
Replies: 9
Views: 5100

Megaman, Mellon... thanks for your replies! I really appreciate that you took the time. It finally makes sense why we haven't (and probably won't) see clockless processors for us anytime in the future. As for the problem of heat, power draw and efficiency, do you have any idea how much of the heat i...
by PS
Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Clockless processors... why haven't we talked?
Replies: 9
Views: 5100

Clockless processors... why haven't we talked?

I did a search for "clockless" in our forums and found nothing. I also searched for "ARM processor" and some other things and couldn't find anything. Now I'm mentioning this because as I understand it, there are some significant benefits to clockless processors that we, as silencing enthusaists woul...
by PS
Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New HDDs for RAID in P180 case
Replies: 7
Views: 2090

Well I, for one, have no warnings for you about RAID0. This is because I have no experience with it, and probably know about as much about it as you do. I was surprised to hear the comment that striped arrays are proprietary to their controllers: You may very well be locked into your motherboard. Is...
by PS
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180 Review, Part 2: The Whole Nine Yards
Replies: 173
Views: 120891

Bomb ass review. I love long reviews of good products. I also love my P180! :D But honestly I had to skim it right now, I'll read it all later. Right now I need to sleep. I also need to figure out why you called the VGA duct "noisy". I'm using it without any ill effects. But I also expanded it a bit...
by PS
Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 - First Impressions (with update)
Replies: 84
Views: 41184

w00dy, art4242 - you guys have your PSU's mounted upside down or rightside up? The way I was imagining it, I figured that if you mounted it upside down, then you'd get a bit more length for all your power cables. Plus if you had a 120mm PSU (like Super Tornado or S12), then the fan would be drawing ...
by PS
Fri Jun 10, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Wooden case episode 3 out of ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

neils,

the two fans in the front would be somthing that I personally would try to avoid. Perhaps you could design it as a desktop system (like a HTPC), and then you could at least move the fan openings to the bottom of the case....

that's my 2 cents. :D

-PS
by PS
Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan recommendations for a Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 6
Views: 2295

m002a, I'm having trouble visualizing what you just said. You said you have it pulling air up right into your exhaust fan, but aren't the options either (UP) away from the MOBO/towards the side of the case, or (DOWN) towards the MOBO/away from the side of the case? Maybe you should post a pic. :D -PS
by PS
Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Fried my Athlon64 in less than a month, I think
Replies: 9
Views: 4506

Yeah I would just do my standard component test if I were you, which is mainly based on ease of application: 1. First try some different RAM, if you have any compatible stuff. If you don't then maybe you could borrow some from a friend. 2. If RAM tests yield no results, then that's not causing the p...
by PS
Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ducting
Replies: 16
Views: 4010

EnglFireball - Hey that's funny, I have been recently searching for some flexible tubing that I could use as ducts as well! :lol: Anyway, I went to a hardware store, and here's what I've found: The first thing I noticed (and considered) was this excellent accordian-like flexible plastic tubing that ...
by PS
Thu May 26, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 163038

I just wanted to say, Welcome to SPCR, feeras!! [/size] Also, thetoad30, I think i remember in a different SPCR review some mention that the square grille pattern for fans does a better job for EMI shielding, while honeycomb does a better job with airflow. Not sure I remember this correctly, or even...
by PS
Thu May 26, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 163038

dude... did my eyese decieve me, or was there not already an spcr logo on it?
by PS
Thu May 26, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 163038

Damn you Mike, making me question my previous decision to go with a cheaper case!! I feel very back-and-forth about this case. It is undeniably pretty darn cool. And it does look like it holds quite a bit of promise for silencing. But it's so expensive!! *Sigh* I guess I'm not working two jobs for n...
by PS
Tue May 24, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146370

damn FG, you're faster than I am, and I even had the inside scoop! :lol: Yeah the tekgems dealer pm'd me that he'd put the quantity discount back up there when the next shop update occurred. I guess that has already happened. So I think I'm gonna buy me 10 of the orange yate loons from tekgems. I sh...
by PS
Mon May 23, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new matx nf4x-chipset mobo from gigabyte:
Replies: 12
Views: 5188

ummmm... Yay?
by PS
Mon May 23, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: samsung p80 SATA-II -- HD160JJ only 2.5 bels
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

What makes me mad is that they may have switched the drive to the new, faster interface (SATA II), but they may not have (in fact I seriously doubt that they) made the drive itself any faster. So the switch to the new faster interface actually provides no benefit. Or at least that's my understanding...
by PS
Mon May 23, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146370

Umm... OK I skimmed through this entire thread. I decided I wanted to buy 10 of the tekgems yate loons, but I see no way to get the bulk price... is that gone now? That's too bad... so we're basically saying that it's either: For the low-speed version: $11/fan at http://tekgems.com/Products/et-13713...
by PS
Mon May 23, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-500 & 600
Replies: 99
Views: 74171

Worst case scenario: you install it and find it too loud. THEN you could void the warranty and replace the fan. But I suspect that if Mike says it's darn quiet and even the most discerning ears can't really tell the difference between the Adda and YL fans, then I would tend to believe that the new m...
by PS
Mon May 23, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 181944

How could you tell they had suffered said "leaky cap" syndrome, Mike?

-PS
by PS
Sat May 14, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gigabyte K8N Ultra-9 Sensors
Replies: 8
Views: 3089

this is rather alarming to me... I was considering getting a gigabyte K8N Ultra9 mobo... but I like to keep temps supervised... has anyone tried other temp sensors to see if/how much the system sensors are off by? And if the 70 C is for your northbridge... isn't that a little too hot? Especially con...
by PS
Fri May 13, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Questions regarding memory...
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

m0002a, thanks for the info! I do see now that this would be better in the Not-Quiet section... my fault :oops: But yeah thanks for the info! In my current system I have that Kingston HyperX in my computer... and 1 stick of it has failed twice in the past two years. It's got a lifetime warranty so t...
by PS
Thu May 12, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Questions regarding memory...
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Questions regarding memory...

And by memory, I mean RAM :lol: like I'd be talking about anything else on a computer forum. So here's my question. Is it better to buy high-performance low-latency RAM OR Is it better to buy TWICE the amount of normal ol' standard RAM? Because generally in terms of price, $$$high-performance RAM = ...
by PS
Wed May 11, 2005 12:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 318235

Lazy... there are a number of posts about which is better: positive air pressure or negative air pressure. I do see your point about expelling hot air from the top, but many people tend to feel that having more intake than exhaust (i.e. positive air pressure) aids in reducing dust in their case. My ...
by PS
Tue May 10, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: new source for Globe S1202512L-3M
Replies: 10
Views: 9573

uhhh... is this the only known source for these fans? I don't really know german, and I'm not really willing to pay overseas shipping... maybe I should stop being lazy and do a forum search for them... :\
by PS
Tue May 10, 2005 1:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Turbine fans by Aerocool
Replies: 65
Views: 33120

Regarding the "hub cap" thing: This article discusses air conditioner fans, but has some ideas that might be applied to smaller ones. Specifically, they talk about using foam to close the gap between the shroud and the blades of the fan, and letting the fan blades wear out a groove in the foam if th...
by PS
Tue May 10, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120x38mm AC fans - the ultimate quiet 120mm fan?
Replies: 55
Views: 42213

Thanks, sthayashi!! :D
by PS
Tue May 10, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Are there any GOOD fanless 939 boards?
Replies: 24
Views: 12540

My 2 cents: I would (actually am going to in the coming month) go for the Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra 9 mentioned by Neil for its passive cooling and full feature set. DO note that I have read in a different thread here that it's apparently relatively easy to chip your northbridge if you're trying to inst...
by PS
Mon May 09, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120x38mm AC fans - the ultimate quiet 120mm fan?
Replies: 55
Views: 42213

I'm still interested in these fans... but I'm not necessarily ready to go try it without any real idea of what I'm doing (as I mentioned before). I would still really appreciate it if some who is using these fans would take some photos and write a short step-by-step guide for those of us interested ...
by PS
Mon May 09, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Idea - captured, swept *back* blades
Replies: 20
Views: 4958

I also read that article... it was indeed interesting, but I only understood some fraction of it. But yeah it would be interesting to see if I could make some of the adjustments they talked about in the article on just any ol' fan in my computer. The adjustments that I think any of us could make wou...