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by Michael Sandstrom
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rosewill Capstone 450 vs Seasonic S12II-430
Replies: 5
Views: 3151

Re: Rosewill Capstone 450 vs Seasonic S12II-430

Newegg offers the SeaSonic S12II 430B 430W for about $60. I don't care at all about Haswell compliance or the difference between Bronze and Gold or whether or not cables are modular.

I might end up going with Seasonic but the Newegg customer reviews for the Rosewill are extremely high.
by Michael Sandstrom
Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rosewill Capstone 450 vs Seasonic S12II-430
Replies: 5
Views: 3151

Rosewill Capstone 450 vs Seasonic S12II-430

I am down to deciding between these two units. All I care about is the noise level at power output levels less than 170 watts. Which unit would produce the less noise?
by Michael Sandstrom
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo....BROKEN POWER and RESET BUTTONS!!
Replies: 41
Views: 31224

Re: Antec Solo....BROKEN POWER and RESET BUTTONS!!

After many years of using my Antec Solo the power button broke. I'm sure that if I spent a bit of effort I could rig a repair. Why bother? I just removed the button and power on the PC by sticking a finger through the button hole to the switch.
by Michael Sandstrom
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backblaze HD reliability survey vs Newegg customer reviews
Replies: 18
Views: 8924

Re: Backblaze HD reliability survey vs Newegg customer revie

FYI, in November 2013 Newegg posted a youtube video touting their new shock-proof HD packaging so there may be fewer failures now.

I guess I'll take a chance on a 2TB WD.
by Michael Sandstrom
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backblaze HD reliability survey vs Newegg customer reviews
Replies: 18
Views: 8924

Backblaze HD reliability survey vs Newegg customer reviews

I am in need of a new 2TB HD and my primary concern is reliability. For many years the only drives I bought were the good old reliable and quiet Samsungs. As most of you know, Backblaze released a HD reliability report based on their experience with thousands of Hitachi, Seagate and WD drives. In ge...
by Michael Sandstrom
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller vs MB fan control
Replies: 4
Views: 2189

Re: Fan controller vs MB fan control

The guy I'm building for likes to install every MB application but I just finished the HW build with case fans connected to the case fan controller so we'll try that first. After I do the software build we can switch to MB control.
by Michael Sandstrom
Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller vs MB fan control
Replies: 4
Views: 2189

Re: Fan controller vs MB fan control

The case fans are all three pin which I think doesn't provide optimal control with fan Asus xpert+.

I think Ill just experiment with both. I'm building the computer for a friend who is a gamer and he'll accept a bit of noise. I prefer inexpensive and silent builds.
by Michael Sandstrom
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller vs MB fan control
Replies: 4
Views: 2189

Fan controller vs MB fan control

Please help me make a fan control decision with the NZXT Phantom 820. I'm running only four fans, the included front, top, rear and side. The MB is an Asus P9X79 WS which seems to have very good fan control. Would it be best to let the MB control fans or should I use the Phantom's digital fan contro...
by Michael Sandstrom
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 24903

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

Touchscreens are very much in vogue but they shouldn't be employed everywhere. For desktop computer users control via a touchscreen requires much more movement than control by mouse and keyboard. I've installed Windows 8 on a test drive but I don't like it. The OS just seems awkward and ugly. A bit ...
by Michael Sandstrom
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: alternatives, comments Samsung 840, WD Green 2TB, LG BluRay?
Replies: 8
Views: 3957

Re: alternatives, comments Samsung 840, WD Green 2TB, LG Blu

You really don't need hardware to mount your SSD. I bought a Samsung 830 which lacked optional hardware and simply used a couple of very small pieces of Scotch double-sided tape. Double-sided tape is better because it gives you more options about installation location.
by Michael Sandstrom
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop comput
Replies: 23
Views: 4295

Re: Where to get installation hardware for SSD to desktop co

I would probably use either double sided tape or stick-on velcro. Hardware is not required.
by Michael Sandstrom
Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 43773

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

I just hope someone will ask Santorum why he chose to download Anal Nuns In Heat. God fearing folks deserve an explanation!
by Michael Sandstrom
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 43773

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

Reverse social darwinism might apply. As Dr. Hunter Thompson said, "the scum also rises".
by Michael Sandstrom
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New PC, new problem.
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Re: New PC, new problem.

Because he said, "When I unplug the power from the GPU and turn on the computer, on screen it says that the power isn't connected to the GPU." apparently the computer will post. Still I would swap out video cards or try integrated video if possible.
by Michael Sandstrom
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 43773

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

Here in the USA we gravitate to the lowest common denominator. Stupidity and phoniness rule. Sometimes I laugh. Sometimes I cry.
by Michael Sandstrom
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: "In Forums" new look has negative effect on viewing habits
Replies: 13
Views: 11702

Re: "In Forums" new look has negative effect on viewing habi

Ditto. I rarely visit the forums any more. Re Re Re Re -- Makes no sense.
by Michael Sandstrom
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone here have photos of their modified Sonata Elite
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Anyone here have photos of their modified Sonata Elite

If new hard drives repeatedly die they are most likely being fed bad power.
by Michael Sandstrom
Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for a 20-23" monitor, any recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 1512

I would go with a 23 inch monitor with 1680X1050 resolution. A 16/10 aspect ratio works much better as a computer monitor than the shorter 19/9 ratio that is pushed out to the great unwashed.
by Michael Sandstrom
Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: which S-Flex[?]
Replies: 7
Views: 2063

Try Jab-Tech.Com for the lowest prices on Scythe fans.
by Michael Sandstrom
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Weak right side panel of Antec Solo
Replies: 3
Views: 983

The right side often needs to bend a little to make space for hiding cable and unused PSU connectors.
by Michael Sandstrom
Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hey, how do I make 100 milion dollars?
Replies: 18
Views: 2681

m0002a wrote:I promise you one thing. No one is going to make any money hanging out in the Off Topic section of this forum.
Wanna bet.
by Michael Sandstrom
Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hey, how do I make 100 milion dollars?
Replies: 18
Views: 2681

Kill Bin Laden four times. I think the reward is $25M.
by Michael Sandstrom
Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Acoustic Ratings of 103UJ and HD203WI Compared
Replies: 6
Views: 2063

I have three HD103UJ drives and two HD203WI drives. I fully concur with Hammy's assessment. The HD203WI, while quite, is slightly noisier. Price and concerns re compatibility and reliability keep me away from the WD unit.
by Michael Sandstrom
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 44963

As the Exxon Valdez case showed, the sad reality is that it is always much cheaper to bribe judges and political leaders in mass than it is to repay for a catastrophic disaster. The full damages will never be paid and the Gulf will be polluted for generations. Obama fully realizes that all of his pr...
by Michael Sandstrom
Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bullfighter survives goring, what a shame
Replies: 76
Views: 17236

If Bullfighters had any balls they might be as brave as rodeo clowns who sit at a card table calmly playing poker while being charged by an enraged bull. The average American cowboy is ten times tougher than any fancy pants Bullfighter!
by Michael Sandstrom
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 44963

The individual BP employees who submitted the phony disaster recovery plan and the individual Federal employees who approved it need to be criminally charged with fraud.
by Michael Sandstrom
Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 44963

No one seems to be able to stop the spill. Gulf coast people need something to feel good about. Well, BP has given us tons of tar and we can use feathers from all the dead pelicans. I suggest we tar and feather CEO Tony Hayward and send him to South Africa as the "Giant Pelican" USA World Cup mascot!
by Michael Sandstrom
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 44963

Recent polls have shown that Americans despise a US firm, Goldman Sachs much more than they do BP. BP is not being trashed because it's British--It's being trashed because its management has no empathy for Gulf residents or Gulf wildlife.

I will never again buy BP gasoline.
by Michael Sandstrom
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 44963

Hopefully that BP executive didn't survive.
by Michael Sandstrom
Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: True Black 120, 32-40c, good or decent?
Replies: 9
Views: 1488

You could download the trial version of Everest Ultimate Edition and view temps for each core.