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by tay
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 750Ti sips power
Replies: 153
Views: 99559

Re: GTX 750Ti sips power

@aerial - great photography. And the Xigmatek cooler does look really nice. Would be interested in build pics.
by tay
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already])
Replies: 22
Views: 18348

Re: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already

Great photos and nice build. I won't comment on Windows 8 ;)
by tay
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX
Replies: 48
Views: 32623

Re: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX

I didn't know there was such a thing as TFX. Whatever happened to SFX which was the small PSU standard. And how on earth do I find this PSU and cases that fit it? I don't really care for ATX PSU's because they are so big. I have a small file server that I want to build but the HP N40L seems better t...
by tay
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: In Memory of My Eternal Angel Zacharie
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Re: In Memory of My Eternal Angel Zacharie

Hey Chris, thank you for sharing this she was a beautiful bunny. You seem like a good pet owner and you shouldn't let this loss stop you from having pets in the future. I'm sure you can make many a pet happy. Good luck!
by tay
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink
Replies: 38
Views: 22128

Re: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink

Could anyone list examples of smaller mini ITX cases that the Kozuti would fit in but would be too big for other aftermarket coolers?
Thanks!
by tay
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is
Replies: 182
Views: 40849

Re: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is

In addition to being on CNN "Anderson Cooper 360" on Tuesday, today Trump appeared in an interview airing Wednesday on CNN's "John King, USA". http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/27/trump-ive-done-a-great-service-to-the-american-people/?hpt=C1 What's with all those birthers at CNN? http://...
by tay
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case
Replies: 28
Views: 17219

Re: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case

So ugly....
by tay
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a Linux developer workstation
Replies: 18
Views: 2051

Re: Building a Linux developer workstation

On the P180, the rubber grommets are decent for noise, I'd rate them about a 6. I'd rate suspension an 8. A suspended enclosure would get a 10. Not sure how much better the P183 rubber grommet things are than the P180 but I doubt they're much better. Think about getting an SSD for your main drive. I...
by tay
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 38171

Re: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide

Great guide.
by tay
Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 38133

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

Thanks for the information. Looking to get one of these. Anyone know if the other models have a better cooler than the Sapphire? Hard to tell from the pics if Asus, MSI, HIS, or Gigabyte has the best cooling system.
Edit: What about the Powercolor 6850 with a Zerotherm heatsink?
by tay
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: So who likes the new format?
Replies: 18
Views: 3879

Re: So who likes the new format?

I'm sorry but you have to limit the width at some point. Coming to your site, if I have my browser window maximized, it is hard to read. My monitor is 2048 pixels wide. Limit to 1200 or so pixels if you want a wide layout. Most people limit to 974 or 960. Sentences are easier to read in narrower or ...
by tay
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 3TB Green released
Replies: 37
Views: 12753

Re: WD 3TB Green released

Please don't conflate OS support with BIOS support. 64 bit OS's will support the drive. As long as the are running an EFI type BIOS. Which all recent OS's support but only mac's come with working EFI BIOS's. This is my understanding.
by tay
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 5400 or 7200 RPM drive for media storage?
Replies: 15
Views: 5067

Meh... I say just get 3.5" 2TB drive. Superbiz (aka ewiz) has 2TB F4 drive for only $95 which is a terrific value for what you get, Maybe it's not obvious, but not everyone is trying to make a backup of the Internet, and music collections don't tend to grow exponentially. If only 1/6 of that 2 TB i...
by tay
Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 54163

Ridiculous!!
by tay
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS 2TB or the new Samsung F4 2TB
Replies: 3
Views: 7330

Samsung F4. I would get the drive with the highest density always. It'll be quieter, use less power, and often faster. Plus the WDEARS drives don't have the best compatibility record.
F4 is currently on sale at newegg for 100.
by tay
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power effient Desktop/Workstation for Virtualization
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

If you want I/O virtualization, you are stuck with VT-d on the intel side. Only chipsets that support VT-d are the Q series Q41, Q57, etc.

Check intel.com for details.
by tay
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Quiet, 2 drive NAS?
Replies: 11
Views: 10622

Check smallnetbuilder.com for NAS advice.
by tay
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Silverstone Sugo SG-06 and Intel DH57JG
Replies: 8
Views: 9983

Nice and simple so you can get real work done.
by tay
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: josephclemente's Lian Li PC-A05NB + Blow hole-cooled HD5850
Replies: 41
Views: 26654

A+ job. Thanks for the pics and ideas.
by tay
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My new refrigerator adventure (part green, part noise rant)
Replies: 22
Views: 6464

Month kWh 07/06 173 06/03 148 05/05 154 04/05 153 Those are my numbers for a 1 bedroom apt ~700 sq ft that I share with my wife. No laundry, which makes a big difference as someone mentioned above. I would say we do 10 loads a month mostly because of the cat. 1 window AC only operated on hot evening...
by tay
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mad Men Computer?
Replies: 27
Views: 9138

Stunning!
by tay
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Is Running Folding@Home Worthwhile?
Replies: 77
Views: 32680

Hard to say if m0002a is right or wrong, so lets keep a cool head about it. Regarding m0002a's belittling someone for being an associate professor at Stanford, it can take quite a lot of time to become a full professor. Plenty of very smart people where I work take quite a while to get full professo...
by tay
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 1 fan vs 2 fans vs large fans (theory)
Replies: 3
Views: 3361

Thumbs up to this type of analysis. Nice looking plots too.
by tay
Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Site rebranding to greencomputers.com or some such
Replies: 2
Views: 4839

Site rebranding to greencomputers.com or some such

You should really consider a rebrand or a subsite of some sort to jump on the green pc bandwagon. Maybe even make it PC+Mac seeing how macs are great low power green computers.
by tay
Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Site front page is messy
Replies: 1
Views: 1886

Agree with this 100%. Its even worse now that I have enabled ads on this web site. I still turn off some javascript for the intellitext ads.

The site looks like it needs a new theme because the current one is dated. What CMS are you running?
by tay
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How would you build a networked AV Server
Replies: 5
Views: 3381

I went with an under-volted Athlon X2 5200, clocked down to 2GHz, on a 740G motherboard running Linux Mint. Mediatomb for the media server (about the only thing it can't serve to is an XBox360) and also running MythTV to record DVB-T. It idles relatively high (40 watts), but I prefer having the add...
by tay
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: carboard baffles?
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Why not? You sure can do. It wont catch fire because (when everything is ok :P) your components will never get hot enough to light up the cardboard. Also cardboard doesnt conduct so you can put it on components if you want. There is a small probability that the cardboard will catch on fire. Not wor...
by tay
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HIS HD 5550 & 5570 "Silence" Graphics Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 5405

WTF! I use a ZM80D-HP on my 7900GS and it works fine with just a vent over the PCI slots. I just played on a 30C day and it went up to 73C during games. These heatsinks aren't so great in comparison. That being said the HIS 5770 cooling looks better than usual. I wish some of the different 5770 or 5...
by tay
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help with components for new computer
Replies: 17
Views: 2611

I have heard good things about the i7, but is this a good choice in my situation? Best, Niles. i7 is a great choice along with an i5 750 or 760. The i5s mentioned are 4core / 4 thread, while the i7s are 4core/8thread with turbo boost. If you decide to go with integrated gfx and can live with 2 core...
by tay
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Donnie Darko - I still don't quite get it. (Spoilers)
Replies: 15
Views: 2881

m1st. Enjoyed your post.