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by icancam
Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: aopen pentium m motherboard
Replies: 180
Views: 122729

palled wrote:If you are interested in photos, let me know.
Pictures, yes please :)
by icancam
Sun Oct 17, 2004 1:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: seperate DC/AC
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

by icancam
Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New PC-Case: Arctic Cooling Silentium
Replies: 43
Views: 14764

SevenRedSeven wrote:Arctic Cooling Silentium T-Series Datasheet:
http://makeashorterlink.com/?J28612E79
Very interesting! Thanks for adding the datasheet and: Welcome to SPCR!!!
by icancam
Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Cheap 90 nm 939 pin A64 out soon
Replies: 22
Views: 5664

... FX-55... Athlon 4000... 90 nm... 939 pin... *drools over keyboard*... *hisses "MY PRECIOUSSSS...." :twisted: * Sorry, Gollum, but the latest spy reports from within Baradur indicate that the highest end AMD chips will be fabricated at 130nm. It appears that the orcs at Mount Doom cannot yet for...
by icancam
Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: First Sound Files
Replies: 45
Views: 41598

... there is a pretty simple if rough fix ... if you don't have a Panaflo 80L fan, listen to the quietest of the above sound files (the Panaflo 80L at 7V), set the playback volume to the point where it is just barely audible a meter away, and don't touch the volume setting (when listening to the ot...
by icancam
Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: First Sound Files
Replies: 45
Views: 41598

I'd like to know why my idea of the cellphone ring is not considered by anyone. Is it soooo bad that does not even need an explanation? Perhaps it's because we all set our cellphones to the vibrate mode? :lol: All joking aside, my experience of hearing cellphones is that the intensity of the noise ...
by icancam
Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New Technology Canon/Toshiba Display
Replies: 6
Views: 1996

It seems that they are targeting 40 inch and bigger models only with the SED technology. Yes, I noticed that, too. Hopefully, they will not forget computer users and exploit their technology in somewhat smaller sizes as monitors (a wide aspect 30-35 inch screen would fit beautifully on the desk in ...
by icancam
Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Test / Sound Lab: A Short Tour
Replies: 24
Views: 18541

Thanks for the tour! :)
by icancam
Sun Oct 03, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New Technology Canon/Toshiba Display
Replies: 6
Views: 1996

I'm going to have to make a ton of money and go on a shopping spree in Japan at some point. Between the Pentium-M motherboards and sweet SED technologies, there's no reason I shouldn't go. Need someone to carry your bags? :D The SED technology should be of considerable interest to gamers because "U...
by icancam
Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: First Sound Files
Replies: 45
Views: 41598

I obtained an inexpensive SLM with high hopes but found, unfortunately, that its lowest measurement threshold was far too high to gauge the noise levels in my system. I'd planned to do "before" and "after" modification measurements. Perhaps, an enterprising manufacturer will awaken to the idea that ...
by icancam
Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New Technology Canon/Toshiba Display
Replies: 6
Views: 1996

When are they coming out? Not very soon, alas! The only availability date that I've seen mentioned is April 2006 for HDTV capable models. There can be many a slip in schedule between prototype and production status. Since a huge market will open up for Canon and Toshiba if this new technology is in...
by icancam
Sun Oct 03, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: First Sound Files
Replies: 45
Views: 41598

MikeC wrote: I still need at least one noisy reference. Any suggestion for a noisy fan that's cheap & ubiquitous?
How about the gamer's delight, one of the Deltas, perhaps the highest speed 80mm? Just listening to one of those would be an education in itself regarding the desirability of quiet computing!
by icancam
Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New Technology Canon/Toshiba Display
Replies: 6
Views: 1996

New Technology Canon/Toshiba Display

I currently use a 21 inch CRT Trinitron with the flat faced tube technology. It is very heavy, very bulky, and generates lots of heat. But it also produces noticeably superior results in terms of sheer visual quality than any LCD or plasma display that I've seen so far. I especially appreciate the s...
by icancam
Sat Oct 02, 2004 5:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Hot and hot Mobile Pentium 4
Replies: 0
Views: 760

Hot and hot Mobile Pentium 4

Desk top replacement CPU is "hot" because it's fast with 3.33GHz and 533MHz FSB but is also literally hot at 88 watts! Intel has indicated that future Mobile Pentium 4's will go up to 94 watts. AMD's top current performance equivalent is not especially cool running either at 81.5 watts. http://www.x...
by icancam
Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Who has switched from 3.5" drive -> 2.5"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4144

chero wrote:Guess that would have been cheaper than buying brackets also! :)
It's called a "win-win" situation. 8) Enjoy!
by icancam
Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Who has switched from 3.5" drive -> 2.5"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4144

What mounting brackets do you use in your Zen? I have a Samsung MP0402H that I was going to put in my Shuttle but the holes in the metal brackets that I got don't even match up with any of the holes in the Shuttle. He probably suspended them. There's lots of information throughout the SPCR site on ...
by icancam
Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Dell's are still as quiet as mine.
Replies: 8
Views: 2612

:oops: Sorry, the first of those two links to articles on Dell OpitiPlexes was supposed to be: http://www.silentpcreview.com/modules.p ... =21&page=1
by icancam
Sat Oct 02, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Who has switched from 3.5" drive -> 2.5"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4144

MikeC wrote:I prefer animate things to be intimate with. :wink: :lol:
A great relief for us all, Mike, to know that you are keeping your priorities in perspective! :roll: :lol:
by icancam
Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Dell's are still as quiet as mine.
Replies: 8
Views: 2612

Search for the old post called (something like) "Why are Dell's So Quiet" Bottom line is that it's easy to do if you don't mind running your system hotter than us enthusiasts (geeks, whatever) generally feel comfortable doing. Here are two articles on Dell OptiPlexes: http://www.silentpcreview.com/...
by icancam
Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: First Sound Files
Replies: 45
Views: 41598

Well, I am not sure about professionalism... Mike, one of the hallmarks of taking a professional approach is not being afraid to admit that there is still much to learn and improve. Your modesty is both commendable and reassuring! To help with establishing a universal reference, how about providing...
by icancam
Sat Oct 02, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: First Sound Files
Replies: 45
Views: 41598

An absolute audio reference is probably impossible but might each sound recording report include a benchmark against which to make a comparison? Mike, by writing the above, I did not mean to discount the calibration technique with the Panaflo fan you described in the Nexus PFT-3600 review, but inst...
by icancam
Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: First Sound Files
Replies: 45
Views: 41598

Like anything else new, it will take time to train ourselves to distinguish the real differences revealed in these additions to SPCR's testing repertoire. The human auditory filtering process is highly adaptable. The sophistication of the brain's innate processing capability allows people to accept ...
by icancam
Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Best shielded, most stable (quiet) PSU with active PFC
Replies: 30
Views: 9954

The Griffin PowerWave is interesting, but none of the reviews I found seemed to have a useful point of reference. Anyway, for that price it seems to be doing a bit too much. Sound quality probably isn't anything to call home about. Supposedly, the sound quality is amazingly good because the amplifi...
by icancam
Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A Seasonic or fanless PSU for both air AND water cooling?
Replies: 20
Views: 3532

Sorry, but I'll have to pass on commenting on your proposed air flow changes. I have no personal experience to back me up. Furthermore, I've been in mortal fear of falling into that dreaded category of opinionated individuals whom Ralf Hutter considers to be "internet blowhards". When he made that o...
by icancam
Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A Seasonic or fanless PSU for both air AND water cooling?
Replies: 20
Views: 3532

Despite the lure of a fan less PSU, and the Antec may be the best yet, the Seasonic is probably still the safer and certainly cheaper alternative. But if you're feeling adventurish, and you are confident about properly cooling the rest of your system, then the Antec would get you closer to the ideal...
by icancam
Mon Sep 27, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73130

Lowest quoted price for a Seasonic Super Tornado 300 with 120 mm fan? $58. Sorry, straying somewhat off topic, but out of fairness to an SPCR sponsor should mention that Silicon Acoustics is having a sale on the A3 version of the Super Tornado at $55. http://www.siliconacoustics.com/seasonicsuperto...
by icancam
Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73130

Perhaps that is why Antec's Phantom took so long to release and is priced at $199? Actually, the lowest quoted price I found for the Phantom is $148 (but not in stock). It's $199 at NewEgg. Lowest quoted price for the Silverstone was $125. Lowest quoted price for a Seasonic Super Tornado 300 with 1...
by icancam
Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73130

Aside from manufacturing inconsistencies, and realizing that the failure of Mike's sample could be due to just one single component rather than a design or system failure, we should bear in mind that the ATX packaging contraints make the implementation of a fanless solution a real challenge. There a...
by icancam
Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: best case for PC-DL?
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

Whatever case you chose, Welcome to SPCR!!!

Mike Chin and company have created an incredibly useful site for those who enjoy some tranquility while computing for work or for pleasure. :lol:

Good luck on your quest! You'll be getting lots of good advice.
by icancam
Mon Sep 27, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus Star Ice
Replies: 20
Views: 4620

I was thinking about this one . I just never bothered to look at "what was under the hood". :) Although noisy and with mediocre performance, one can imagine that it must have been a lot of fun to concoct that particular (if the word not too strong) monstrosity and that it would be a hit in its inte...