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by mshan
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Buying something from Canada - taxes, duties?
Replies: 1
Views: 3066

Buying something from Canada - taxes, duties?

If I buy an used item from someone in Canada, what potential types of tariffs, duties, taxes, other could I expect either Canada or the US to impose on package?

Is buyer or seller typically responsible for fees?

Thanks in advance!
by mshan
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD!
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Wii Fit has been sold; Nintendo Wii Bundle still available.
by mshan
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD!
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

by mshan
Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD!
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Wii bundle price reduced to $400 + ship.
by mshan
Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD!
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

SOLD!

I have a lightly used Nintendo Wii bundle that includes the following items: - Nintendo Wii console with Wii Sports and all original accessories and packaging - Wii Fit with game disk and all original packaging - second Wiimote and second Nunchuck - component breakout cable (one from Monoprice) http...
by mshan
Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Logisys ATN-TP-02E - $9.95 + ~ $10 ship at CensusPC.com
Replies: 0
Views: 884

Logisys ATN-TP-02E - $9.95 + ~ $10 ship at CensusPC.com

http://www.censuspc.com/3.5-Inch-Multi-Function-Fan-Control-Aluminum-Panel-Black-ATN-TP-02E-Clearance-pr-8808.html $10 shipping isn't cheap, but it is about $10 cheaper than getting the Akasa Fan Control Jr. from the UK via eBay. SPCR review: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article133-page1.html Silve...
by mshan
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Seasonic 430W PSU - $25 SOLD!
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

double post deleted.
by mshan
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Seasonic 430W PSU - $25 SOLD!
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

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by mshan
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Anybody got the new MSI Wind PC?
Replies: 5
Views: 5362

Anybody got the new MSI Wind PC?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... bwind%2bpc

Looks like it only has one (small) fan, which is hopefully swappable for something quieter if necessary.

Supports desktop hard drive, but seems like it could be very quiet if you put a notebook hard drive in there.
by mshan
Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend me a 3.5' fan controller (Not PW[M]!)
Replies: 13
Views: 6056

Anybody know where I can get this fan now?
by mshan
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Antec MX-100: Does it go to sleep when computer goes sleeps
Replies: 7
Views: 2817

Thanks.

Bought one and guess I will see what happens with my iMac.
by mshan
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Antec MX-100: Does it go to sleep when computer goes sleeps
Replies: 7
Views: 2817

Just to confirm: When you put your computer to sleep, this external hard drive enclosure also goes to sleep? I had a previous external hard drive that wouldn't not got to sleep and would keep waking the iMac up once it went to sleep. Only way to prevent this was to physically turn the external hard ...
by mshan
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Antec MX-100: Does it go to sleep when computer goes sleeps
Replies: 7
Views: 2817

How is noise and transmitted vibration?

And any idea if it goes to sleep properly with an Apple iMac?
by mshan
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Antec MX-100: Does it go to sleep when computer goes sleeps
Replies: 7
Views: 2817

Antec MX-100: Does it go to sleep when computer goes sleeps

http://www.buy.com/prod/antec-mx-100-3-5-usb-2-0-aluminum-sata-hdd-hard-drive-enclosure/q/loc/101/206178232.html Not a bad price for a fanless enclosure. Thinking about getting one and a WD 1 TB Green Power SATA drive for music storage on an Intel iMac, but am trying to find out if this enclosure go...
by mshan
Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How snappy is the Western Digital 1 TB Green Power hdd?
Replies: 5
Views: 2244

How do you make sure a partition is on the fastest, outermost part of a hard drive?

Just make it the first C:? drive?
by mshan
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD740GD-00FLA1: Should this be as quiet as SPCR review?
Replies: 3
Views: 2014

WD740GD-00FLA1: Should this be as quiet as SPCR review?

Just wondering if this revision of the Raptor is actually as quiet as the one reviewed by SPCR?

And if purchased used, can I reasonably expect many many years of trouble free service if there are currently no bad sectors on it?
by mshan
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How snappy is the Western Digital 1 TB Green Power hdd?
Replies: 5
Views: 2244

How snappy is the Western Digital 1 TB Green Power hdd?

I know it has excellent platter density, but rpm is slower than 7200 rpm.

How snappy (instantaneous responsiveness) is this hard drive vs. a quality 7200 rpm hard drive (I have a WD3200KS with 3 platters).

Are people happy using it as a single system hard drive with a separate media partition?
by mshan
Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: 24 inch white iMac: How noisy w/ Parallels (OS X & Windo
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

I was just thinking that baseline cpu utilization (of both cores) would be higher since two operating systems are working simultaneously.

I thought this might produce more heat, causing fans to spin faster, even at idle, and perhaps changing a very quiet machine into just an average performer?
by mshan
Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 24 inch white iMac: $1299 brand new (Leopord & iLife 08
Replies: 0
Views: 1120

24 inch white iMac: $1299 brand new (Leopord & iLife 08

http://www.pcconnection.com/ProductDetail?Sku=7022296&SourceID=k2164&SourceID=k3787 They were out of stock earlier today, so if you want one, I'd place an order asap. If out of stock, I'd just check back later because they may be getting more supply as current inventory is bought (?). Got mine today...
by mshan
Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: 24 inch white iMac: How noisy w/ Parallels (OS X & Windo
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

24 inch white iMac: How noisy w/ Parallels (OS X & Windo

I just got a 24 inch white iMac from PC Connection for $1299 delivered: http://www.pcconnection.com/ProductDetail?Sku=7022296&SourceID=k2164&SourceID=k3787 It is a very quiet machine out of the box. :) Just wondering if baseline noise level will be significantly increased if I get Parallels and then...
by mshan
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 146380

Will these 5400 rpms drives slow down max dvd rip speed when backing up dvds to hard drive for viewing using a software dvd player?
by mshan
Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD3200AAKS: Are seeks as silent as WD5000KS?
Replies: 10
Views: 4378

Anyone know how currently produced WD5000AAKS compare to my WD3200KS, in terms of idle noise and seeks?
by mshan
Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD3200AAKS: Are seeks as silent as WD5000KS?
Replies: 10
Views: 4378

Are seeks essentially silent, or at least have a very unobstrusive character? I already own a WD3200KS, and it's idle noise is very very low and smooth, but seeks are rather sharp and annoying. I don't necessarily need more than 320 GB capacity, so two platters, rather than three, would be ideal, if...
by mshan
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD3200AAKS: Are seeks as silent as WD5000KS?
Replies: 10
Views: 4378

Anyone?
by mshan
Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD3200AAKS: Are seeks as silent as WD5000KS?
Replies: 10
Views: 4378

WD3200AAKS: Are seeks as silent as WD5000KS?

Just wondering if the two platter WD3200AAKS has the same silent seeks as the WD5000KS reviewed at SPCR?
by mshan
Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can I use Thermalright SI-97A without a fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

That Athlon XP cpu doesn't have a heat spreader and the ones I've owned have been difficult to cool, primarily because it seems like the interface between heat sink and cpu are often not optimal. If you can get a great interface between the two, my guess is maybe, even though it still might not be P...
by mshan
Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Good Deal: Corsair 520w PSU -- $79.99AR
Replies: 5
Views: 3514

My system idles around 60w, and draws low 70s while websurfing.

Do you think I am going to get that buzzing described in the review when loads are under say 90 w?
by mshan
Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help me safely lap a scuffed Scythe Ninja hsf
Replies: 9
Views: 3549

Could I damage the hsf with overzealous use of the 220 grit stuff (e.g. remove enough copper that the heat sink doesn't press against the hsf like Scythe intended?)
by mshan
Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help me safely lap a scuffed Scythe Ninja hsf
Replies: 9
Views: 3549

Help me safely lap a scuffed Scythe Ninja hsf

I recently bought a 2 week old Scythe Ninja HSF and it arrived with several scuffs on it's copper interface: http://img485.imageshack.us/img485/3502/img0814on4.th.jpg I think it got damaged in transit because the seller left one of the mobo brackets resting against this surface and I think it rubbed...
by mshan
Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K1000 1TB a silent beast? :O
Replies: 54
Views: 25703

Is this the drive you guys are talking about?:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822145141