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by bishyb
Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need feedback on proposed HTPC
Replies: 18
Views: 4713

Would recommend changing the motherboard to an nVidia 9300/9400 (nv730i) based motherboard instead of an Intel G4x. Setup two new machines last night both with Asus P5N7A-VM motherboards (see spcr review here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article892-page1.html ), very nice mobo and definately more ...
by bishyb
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I just ordered OCZ Vertex...
Replies: 22
Views: 9823

Wojtek, your atto bench doesn't look right there... Received my 30GB Vertex last night, and did a quick test in my X38 rig: http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6531/vertex30gb.png The drive arrived with 1275 firmware installed, and I aligned the drive as per Tony's instructions in this thread: http://w...
by bishyb
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Recommend a high quality, high capacity CD wallet
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Few photos of a Slappa 240 for a fellow Dundonian :D:

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by bishyb
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Recommend a high quality, high capacity CD wallet
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

I use Slappa 240 CD wallets for DJ'ing and they're miles better than UDG/Generic cd wallets, very solid cases indeed 8)
by bishyb
Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce 430 MCP chipset: First motherboards announced
Replies: 6
Views: 3607

Finally looks like the business 8)

So whens 939 Semprons available?
by bishyb
Tue May 24, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: XFX GeForce 6600 128MB Passive Cooling PVT43PNDH7
Replies: 13
Views: 8316

Also check out the new AOpen Aeolus PCX6600 DV128LP

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Looks ideal for a decent HTPC card 8)
by bishyb
Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 46235

Anyone body else notice these? - http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=308201&cks=SPK

Samsung SpinPoint P80SD 160GB SATA II 8MB 7200RPM NCQ

Pld Samsung :)

Can't wait for 250 SATAII drives to arrive in stock myself tho 8)
by bishyb
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Minebea Panaflos?
Replies: 24
Views: 12633

I see she's also stocking "Sorbothane Feet/Mounts" these days.

Might be good for anti-vibration pump mounting 8)
by bishyb
Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech UltraX - Nice silent keyboard
Replies: 164
Views: 104280

CeeSami wrote:Image
lol, that mousemat is a bit small there :shock:
by bishyb
Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 spotted at Xtremesystems
Replies: 37
Views: 13013

Wow, what kind of CPU cooler was he using? :shock: Stock cooler I recon as he does it again with the new epox board here - http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=49475 8) Nice looking board that new Epox one tho, only issue is can see is the placement of the atx connectors, but thats ...
by bishyb
Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 spotted at Xtremesystems
Replies: 37
Views: 13013

Just use a 2xMolex > 6 pin PCIe connector for the second card :wink: The 500W should be enough to power even the beefiest overclocked FX55 + SLI 6800U loaded beast. Suppose that'd suffice too, but would be nice to have 2 x proper PCI-E connectors just to help keep tidy (and I imagine any SLI system...
by bishyb
Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 spotted at Xtremesystems
Replies: 37
Views: 13013

DocSilly wrote:Actually there will be a 500W and a 600W Version of the S12 with > "Additional 6Pin Connector for VGA card(500W & 600W)" http://www.seasonic.com/new/new.jsp
Hardcore :)

Next gripe is the 600W version should have 2 PCI-E connectors to be SLI ready ;)
by bishyb
Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 spotted at Xtremesystems
Replies: 37
Views: 13013

Another review here - http://www.3dvelocity.com/reviews/seasonics12/s12.htm

Looks not bad, notice theres no pci-e connectors tho, also shame theres no 500W+ version too.
by bishyb
Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 spotted at Xtremesystems
Replies: 37
Views: 13013

Seasonic S12 spotted at Xtremesystems

Just noticed someone benching with a new Seasonic S12 430w here - http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/sho ... hp?t=49332

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Hopefully this means we'll see an SPCR review coming soon ;)
by bishyb
Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will the Super Tornado 400 handle this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

An OCZ or PCP&C unit sounds more like that your after tbh, and should be alright noise wise if you plan to use 3 x raptors ;)

(p.s. nice rig, would be nice to be rich :( )
by bishyb
Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sanyo Denki 12VDC .52Amp Brushless DC 120mmx38mm fans
Replies: 2
Views: 1275

Probably the best high airflow 120mm's and very smooth, but not really SPCR quiet ;) I tried 2 of them as case fans in my lx-6a19, at lowest voltage still made a noticable airflow noise but the temps were great. I just put 6 of them on my 120.3 radiator in my benching rig I'm making atm :D (due to t...
by bishyb
Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: DFI 855GME-MGF & Dothans Available In The UK
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Exactly, for that price you could get an A64 3000/3200+ Winchester, Decent NF3 board and an XP-120 heatsink which would probably own the dothan on performance after overclocked. Heard that DFI are gonna make an enthusiast Dothan board based on the i915 chipset in the future though, so hopefully that...
by bishyb
Sun Nov 28, 2004 8:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: DFI 855GME-MGF & Dothans Available In The UK
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

DFI 855GME-MGF & Dothans Available In The UK

http://www.cpucitystore.co.uk/catalog/d ... p?cPath=74

Just noticed them so thought some people here would might be interested :)

Shame it doesn't have a standard heatsink mounting tho :(
by bishyb
Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP120 cooler: The new King
Replies: 182
Views: 122435

spacey, i've read somewhere it'll fit on your neo2 but you'll need to slightly bend one of the capacitors thats in its way.
by bishyb
Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Fortron-source Blue Storm series
Replies: 19
Views: 6682

The -R appears to be the retail 'Blue Storm' versions, whereas the non -R are the standard grey looking ones. Also these come with 24-pin ATX plugs as standard now (hopefully including a 24 to 20 pin converter too). I'm gonna pick up either a FSP350-60THN/FSP400-60THN in the week sometime so hopeful...
by bishyb
Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: All 120mm machine!
Replies: 25
Views: 13911

Nice setup there Katana :)

Next job is to tidy up those wires ;)
by bishyb
Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CoolerMaster Hyper 48 heatsink / fan
Replies: 39
Views: 31099

So any idea how this performs in comparison to the XP-90/120 yet? (I take it the XP-90/120 will be better if the Hyper48 performs equal to the SP-94).
by bishyb
Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Arctic Cooling VGA Coolers vs Old VGA Coolers
Replies: 9
Views: 3465

The worst thing about the new ATI Silencer 1 is that theres no fan speed switch now (probably cos AC expect people will be using them on cards with PWM, and my 9800NP doesnt support it :( ) Also, I had to mod my ATI Silencer 1 to fit over my tweakmonster ramsinks :( As far as cooling i'd say theres ...
by bishyb
Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 612819

Fortron FSP300-60PN powering:

P4 2.4C @ 3.0
Abit IS7
2 x 256MB KHX3200
Sapphire 9800 Pro @ XT
Samsung SP1614C
LiteON LTR-52246S
Sunbeam Rheobus v2
2 x Sanyo Denki 120mm's
L1A 92mm
L1A 80mm

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