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by Bruce Ballslap
Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 234188

You mean like this? http://www.techtastic.ca/articles/stealthdrive.html Exactly. That's even better, you still get to open it by hand. This case really is a marvelous product. Your contribution guarantees excellent noise performance, thank you for your great work. And the price Antec pulled with is...
by Bruce Ballslap
Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 234188

I too would've loved the stealth bays, but the price certainly justifies their absence. However, wouldnt it be stupidly easy to mod the existing cover on top of an optical drive cover? One would just use a software to open and close the tray. You could simply glue the provided silver cover to your o...
by Bruce Ballslap
Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81069

Rusty075 wrote:There's actually a small, but active community of people who are actively modding SB3's.
Very interesting. Where exactly do these modders come together with their ideas?
by Bruce Ballslap
Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81069

Look for a postcript about an audiophile approach w/ an outboard DAC later on, perhaps tomorrow. Thanks, sounds excellent. That Linn of yours truly is beautiful :) A real classic, exuding dignity and grace, all thay way to the northern hemisphere through my TFT. I've come to know it requires quite ...
by Bruce Ballslap
Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81069

... bought a Squeezebox 2. Sure, it can't handle the DRMed music I consider that a positive feature. IMO it is always a very favorable practice to boycott the whole idea of DRM. Corporate Entertainment Industry have and always will find new and dirtier ways of collecting an appalling amount of comp...
by Bruce Ballslap
Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81069

You performed the testing solely using the on-board DAC, right? So it would be easy to improve the performance.
by Bruce Ballslap
Sun Nov 27, 2005 4:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: XBox360 Dissected
Replies: 29
Views: 11282

That's sad.. How can they screw up like that. Maybe it's the ultralow profile GPU heatsink that requires such fearsome blowing power from the fans? I'm assuming the fans are 60mm in diameter? Someone should port the insides into an HTPC case and maybe replace the GPU heatsink and redesign the ductin...
by Bruce Ballslap
Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 45958

Sammy 710TM silent except for the built in speakers. Muting volume or detaching audiocable clears that out.
by Bruce Ballslap
Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: XBox360 Dissected
Replies: 29
Views: 11282

From what I hear Microsoft have made it a lot more difficult to hack, with lots of security features hard coded into the chips. So although nobody has said it can't be done, it won't be anything like as easy as chipping the Xbox1 or PS2. It's always the same thing with all DRMs. They're all supppos...
by Bruce Ballslap
Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: XBox360 Dissected
Replies: 29
Views: 11282

.. and can't wait for the first mod-chips to arrive. It's a pity though there's no x86 processor architecture anymore.. But maybe Mac-coders could do homebrew software relatively easily? I'm not a coder, so I really dont know.
by Bruce Ballslap
Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: XBox360 Dissected
Replies: 29
Views: 11282

I'd really like to see someone tear that thing apart and put it in a computer case... somehow. I don't see much benefit to this, but it'd be cool. Watercooling for quiet? Yes that is an interesting idea. And I even see some beneficial aspects. One could mount the insides into an HTPC-case and stack...
by Bruce Ballslap
Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: XBox360 Dissected
Replies: 29
Views: 11282

Judging fromt eh anandtech pics, both the cpu and gpu heatsinks could be alot bigger, especially the gpu heatsink.. But i guess fans are cheaper than aluminium and some R&D. Well, I doubt they're that dumb at Microsoft. It's clearly a definite decision to use the ultralow-profile GPU heatsink since...
by Bruce Ballslap
Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer & Attenuator – Configuration Possibilities
Replies: 10
Views: 4747

Correct me if I'm wrong: You can control the MiniNG via software ONLY when you have the T-Balancer installed as well?
by Bruce Ballslap
Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1632616

Jackie McLean - Destination.. Out!
by Bruce Ballslap
Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Questions about Antec SLK3000B (edit: 1 added)
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Thank you all for your replies.
by Bruce Ballslap
Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Questions about Antec SLK3000B (edit: 1 added)
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Thank you snowman59. I'm not sure if you understood my question entirely as I was also inquiring about the FRONT door.

Can you detach the front door without breaking it?
by Bruce Ballslap
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Questions about Antec SLK3000B (edit: 1 added)
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Questions about Antec SLK3000B (edit: 1 added)

I'm thinking of buying one. My two main problems concern the front door and side vents. - What is the best way of sealing the side vents from letting noise come through? Simple cardboard&tape will not do. And I wouldnt like to start welding. - Do they sell replaceable side panels without any holes? ...
by Bruce Ballslap
Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New passive/active Nexus psu
Replies: 8
Views: 2519

Any word on efficiency?
by Bruce Ballslap
Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180 Review, Part 2: The Whole Nine Yards
Replies: 173
Views: 121826

Thanks Mike for the response. I must add that this is simply an incredible product. It has raised the bar. Many future PC cases will be influenced by P180. But how many of them will be designed and built with the same passion and expertise as this one? The critique shown here just proves how demandi...
by Bruce Ballslap
Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180 Review, Part 2: The Whole Nine Yards
Replies: 173
Views: 121826

This has come up numerous times in the forums, but I still have to wonder how doesnt this fact end up in the "cons" list: There is not a way of blocking the upper exhaust hole other than by custom modifications. I know the article suggests that it doesnt really make audible difference whether it's c...
by Bruce Ballslap
Fri May 27, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 164758

As for who's selling the black case... I must have missed that. I'm retarded. Sorry. Hey no problem, arent we all? The info is in the last page... "Starting mid-to-late June, a Limited-Edition Black Anodized SPCR/Antec co-branded P180 will be available for purchase from EndPCNoise in the US and fro...
by Bruce Ballslap
Fri May 27, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 164758

I would like to see the review done by none of the concerned parties. I totally respect MikeC as a reviewer and my wish is in his and Antec's own interests: By making the review truly unbiased all gossiping and scheming by trolls, competitors etc would be greatly quietened down beforehand.
by Bruce Ballslap
Fri May 27, 2005 7:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 164758

thetoad30 wrote:Who is going to be selling black case?

When will the review be up on SPCR?
It's in the article.
by Bruce Ballslap
Fri May 27, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 164758

Honeycomb and square holing are both as efficient airflow-wise.

Round holes are the least efficient of these three choices.

Right?
by Bruce Ballslap
Mon May 23, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire's liquid metal cooling - fanless Radeon X850XT PE
Replies: 35
Views: 11067

One more link of the same topic: http://www.nanocoolers.com/products_cooling.php

I hope this technology proves feasible and is at our hands sooner than later.
by Bruce Ballslap
Wed May 04, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech UltraX - Nice silent keyboard
Replies: 164
Views: 104011

I consider nici's behaviour rational and conventional.

Welcome to Finland.
by Bruce Ballslap
Tue May 03, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspending hard drive w/ Stretch Magic (picture)
Replies: 48
Views: 59208

Oh yes indeed wim, what a shameless crime to welcome a member so late! Where would we end up without your fundamental remarks!
by Bruce Ballslap
Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech UltraX - Nice silent keyboard
Replies: 164
Views: 104011

Right after the post above I noticed differences between the picture and the actual unit under my fingers.

There are no Shift, Tab or Backspace texts printed on the corresponding keys. Must be due to the fact that this is a Finnish/Swedish layout.
by Bruce Ballslap
Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech UltraX - Nice silent keyboard
Replies: 164
Views: 104011

Prodigi FlatX

Hi! It seems that other companies are putting out the same keyboard as Logitech's UltraX. I bought a Prodigi FlatX keyboard from http://www.verkkokauppa.com/popups/prodinfo.php?id=16770 . That is a PC-hardware store called Verkkokauppa and is located in Finland. I went there to buy Logitech UltraX f...
by Bruce Ballslap
Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 320250

I have a Nidec motored Samsung 160GB and I definitely can hear the drive during seek. I have even suspended it moderately ( http://www.sunbeamtech.com/PRODUCTS/COOLING%20HD%20SILENCER.HTML ) The case itself has been dampened as well. I guess it comes down to how silent the rest of your system is. In...