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by Shadowknight
Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 645489

Re: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?

While a bit cheap feeling, Gearhead's $7.50 keyboard from Office Depot is reasonably quiet. And cheap, which is a bonus if you're on a budget. In fact, I may buy another one today, as the only extra keyboards I have are ps2 based.
by Shadowknight
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st HTPC
Replies: 13
Views: 3236

Re: 1st HTPC

[*] Play Blu-ray (I understand that it's not yet working easily on Linux) ... I might drop the "Blu ray" objective btw. I could just buy a cheap BD drive without wasting time with software config to play BD disc. You can get the movies (only, not the extras or menus) to play in Linux by installing ...
by Shadowknight
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st HTPC
Replies: 13
Views: 3236

Re: 1st HTPC

[*] Play Blu-ray (I understand that it's not yet working easily on Linux) ... I might drop the "Blu ray" objective btw. I could just buy a cheap BD drive without wasting time with software config to play BD disc. You can get the movies (only, not the extras or menus) to play in Linux by installing ...
by Shadowknight
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 645489

Re: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?

Anyone knows how good the mice at quietmouse.com are nowadays? I have a mouse from 3 years ago that is excellent in terms of noise, but it looks like they've changed the model up.
by Shadowknight
Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Quiet Mouse (review-ish)
Replies: 8
Views: 15676

I've been veeeeeeeeeeeeeery busy, so I'm months behind on getting a word in on the second mouse sample I got. But in a nutshell, it is a GREAT mouse. The first sample I received (banana-shaped) turned out to be somewhat uncomfortable for me. The new mouse is quiet, more comfortable, and seems to hol...
by Shadowknight
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 263627

My Phantom died this year as well; they swapped me a 650w Neopower for it. Oh, and depressingly enough, in the correspondance, they referred to mym PSU as a 500w Phantom.

It was the completely fanless 350w :( I guess some of their employees are completely familiar with Antec's products...
by Shadowknight
Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Quiet Mouse (review-ish)
Replies: 8
Views: 15676

I've been busy at work, so I've been behind on posting my thoughts on the other mouse (Sorry, Greg!). I'll make some time to post my thoughts on it soon.
by Shadowknight
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommendations between two Antec PSUs?
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Recommendations between two Antec PSUs?

A couple of months ago, my Antec 350w Phantom died. Today, Antec e-mailed me and said that since they no longer make that PSU, they can't swap out the bad PSU with another Phantom. They even referred to it as a 550w, when mine was the truely fanless 350w. :( The offered me one of the following PSUs ...
by Shadowknight
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mice from Quiet Mouse
Replies: 23
Views: 14673

The audible click is necessary for knowing when the mouse button has been actuated. The original design for the mouse included this sound because it was otherwise difficult to tell when the button press had registered. I don't need a click to tell me when I depress the mouse. When I see the effects...
by Shadowknight
Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tranformers the Movie on Blu-Ray
Replies: 0
Views: 1013

Tranformers the Movie on Blu-Ray

I just received this import today. Fortunately, it plays just fine on a North American PS3. http://bluray.highdefdigest.co...rmersmovie1986_uk.html For those skeptical on if there's any improvement for a cartoon movie, going from DVD to Blu-Ray, here are some more comparison shots: http://www.avsfor...
by Shadowknight
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mice from Quiet Mouse
Replies: 23
Views: 14673

No I still have goal number 64 "Become dictator of a small island nation" to achieve.
by Shadowknight
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Mice from Quiet Mouse
Replies: 23
Views: 14673

Looks at article
Huh, I got mentioned in a review. I've finally hit the big time!*

*Well, not really. I imagined there would be more booze, cocaine, and hookers.
by Shadowknight
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 645489

Official SPCR review of the Quiet Mouse http://www.silentpcreview.com/article800-page1.html
My review
viewtopic.php?t=45750

And for good measure, the Quietmouse.com website is up.
by Shadowknight
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Quiet Mouse (review-ish)
Replies: 8
Views: 15676

I received another review sample today from Quietmouse. I'll post my thoughts on it in a week or two. SPCR has already posted a review on it (both models, actually) here if you've missed it. Also, the quietmouse.com website is now active if you're interested in checking it out.[/url]
by Shadowknight
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Quiet Mouse (review-ish)
Replies: 8
Views: 15676

Soon after I started reading your post, I realized my eyes were facing a wall of letters. A picture of the mouse from different angles (including below) would have been nice to break up this monotonous wall of letters. 1. That's insulting. 2. My media card's broken right now. *EDITED FOR CLARITY ON...
by Shadowknight
Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Quiet Mouse (review-ish)
Replies: 8
Views: 15676

The Quiet Mouse (review-ish)

Back in December, I was contacted by the owner of quietmouse.com. He wanted a few SPCR-ians to try out one of his quiet mice and give some feedback for it. I've had it for over a month now, and have been behind on posting my reactions on it (minor car accident, starting a new full-time job, having t...
by Shadowknight
Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 and Solo dampening - are they odorless?
Replies: 7
Views: 3450

After that "new" smell has worn off of Acoustipack, it, like the P180/Solo are as odorless as iocaine powder.
by Shadowknight
Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: give me props for Lian Li for quiet: only days/hours left
Replies: 10
Views: 4873

SPCR did a case review of a Lian-Li, and said it's decent for silencing with a little work. Don't remember which case offhand though.
by Shadowknight
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Sony 34XBRBR960 Television
Replies: 0
Views: 1102

Wanted: Sony 34XBRBR960 Television

Yeah, not really computer related but it's no longer in production and I'm having problems tracking one down. If anyone has the 960 in good working shape and lives in the Charlotte NC area (or a reasonable driving distance) e-mail me.
by Shadowknight
Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent Mice & Keyboards
Replies: 2
Views: 2781

Also check the bottom of the FAQ here for a fairly comprehensive list of mice keyboards: viewtopic.php?t=21152&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
by Shadowknight
Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making a new system... cheaply
Replies: 7
Views: 2419

Making a new system... cheaply

Seeing as how my P4 in my sig is getting on in years, I'd like to upgrade a few things, but I don't have a lot of money to do so, while I'm paying off a substantial amount of debt. On some major computer or "hot deal" site, there's a thread recommending the cheapest system you can make, which is upd...
by Shadowknight
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need some advice for some CHEAP parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1580

Need some advice for some CHEAP parts

I haven't upgraded my rig for years, and it turns out that if I want to play Bioshock I have to have a Smart Shader 3.0 card. Seeing as how my current motherboard takes AGP cards, I pretty much have to get a new motherboard that takes the new PCI Express standard. So if someone can recommend some pa...
by Shadowknight
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD enclosures / $175USD Smart Drive Classic Cooper any good
Replies: 18
Views: 8886

What alleycat said. I've got the relevant links in the hard drive enclosure in this FAQ in the newcomer room: viewtopic.php?t=21152
by Shadowknight
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Exclusive Tour: Gigabyte's Anechoic & Thermal Test Chamb
Replies: 21
Views: 15532

MikeC wrote:No one "hangs out" inside an anechoic chamber. They are test rooms.
Yet somehow, MikeC, I suspect you left out the bit where they had to tear you screaming from the room, screaming "Silence! It's mine! ALL MINE!!"

:P
by Shadowknight
Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD enclosures / $175USD Smart Drive Classic Cooper any good
Replies: 18
Views: 8886

While still a bit pricy (and it's still available elsewhere, I just didn't bother to check) the aluminum version is more than sufficient, at half the price: http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/std ... e2002.html
by Shadowknight
Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 - Smart Drive 2002C or lower HD bay?
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Why not do both? Click on the link in my sig.
by Shadowknight
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Easy way to lower CPU temperature by 5 degrees
Replies: 23
Views: 8941

My brother gave me his Geforce 4600 when it was still one of the best cards you could get. It wasn't working, and he told me I was welcome to keep it and try to fix it. The problem? The 40mm fan was CLOGGED with cat hair to the point it couldn't move. Heat with a crappy, non-passively designed cooli...
by Shadowknight
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need computer chair recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 3373

Need computer chair recommendation

A couple of months ago, my computer chair broke. Since then I've been forced to sit ramrod-straight in a kitchen chair. My back hurts from doing this all the time. Looking for recommendations for a chair that has armrests and is comfortable to sit in while doing typing, gaming... crap like that. Als...
by Shadowknight
Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Neo 430w question
Replies: 2
Views: 2041

Neo 430w question

You'll have to forgive me; I've had a couple of really tiring days and aren't willing to go dumpster diving (so to speak) through the many threads on the Neo line, most of which revolve around them dying. Anyway, I have either an A4 or an A5, so rebooting or power failures aren't the problem. It's t...
by Shadowknight
Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: need advice on fanless PSU's side effects
Replies: 10
Views: 5271

You just have to be careful with designin the system: My system has a Nexus at 650rpm blowing on the Phantom I have, and it keeps everything nice and frosty. I still use an 80mm fan on my VGA heatsink (Nexus) but it's undervolted to the point where I can't hear it. I also run the system fan at 650rp...