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by ActionAttackJohn
Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple drops tiny, cheap Mac bomb
Replies: 117
Views: 38785

Re: buy later?

A question for the Macheads here: Does it make sense to wait till the "middle of the year" when tiger (OSX 10.4) comes out and buy the Mac Mini with this improved OS? Thanks. If you wait awhile for Tiger, you'll get it for free instead of $100. I'm not guessing any changes will be done for awhile, ...
by ActionAttackJohn
Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple drops tiny, cheap Mac bomb
Replies: 117
Views: 38785

Anyway, only 2 USB ports are embarrasing, you use one for keyboard/mouse, and then you got one left... Every Mac keyboard has two ports on it as well. Plus, have you never used a hub? Yeah but on the other hand there's no keyboard included!! :wink: A hub???!? What's that?? :lol: Come on, even most ...
by ActionAttackJohn
Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple drops tiny, cheap Mac bomb
Replies: 117
Views: 38785

Buy. Reformat. Windows XP. Can you say, HTPC/Basic Workstation? ;P Mac OSX performs most computing tasks better than Windows XP, with the exception of gaming. Creative (as much as they suck) and other companies offer USB2 sound cards, with 7.1 digital output. VLC for Mac will play pretty much anyth...
by ActionAttackJohn
Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple drops tiny, cheap Mac bomb
Replies: 117
Views: 38785

Apple drops tiny, cheap Mac bomb

http://www.apple.com/macmini/

$499 for a 1.25GHz G4, 256mb of DDR, 40GB hard drive, Firewire, USB2, ethernet, etc.

Availiable DVD-R, Bluetooth, and Airport Extreme.

Jobs advertised it during the keynote as "nearly silent".
by ActionAttackJohn
Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Very High System Requirements
Replies: 13
Views: 5089

I'm wary of any application that fails to list actual system requirements. In fact, even if listed, most are overblown.

My 2.4c with 512mb and a cheap Volari video card runs Doom 3 just fine.
by ActionAttackJohn
Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: anyone use power supply vibration dampeners? (antec, vantec)
Replies: 6
Views: 2232

It's a good finishing touch, but not the end-all of PC silencing. You'd be better off just finding a kid with braces, and stealing four of the little rubber bands for his teeth. They slip right over the power supply screws, and work nicely.
by ActionAttackJohn
Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why you need silent system?
Replies: 53
Views: 29128

I tried undervolting my clock but it kept losing time :cry:
by ActionAttackJohn
Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My computer speakers turned into a radio??
Replies: 17
Views: 5308

Welcome to the world of craptastic onboard sound.

Buying a proper sound card and speakers will solve most all of your interference problems.
by ActionAttackJohn
Fri Oct 29, 2004 5:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Will I hear Samsung JVC whine in an Antec Sonata case?
Replies: 8
Views: 2554

Undampened, yes. Covered in PaxMate or similar, no. Think of it this way. A bb leaves a bb gun at around 200mph. If you shoot a bb at a wall, it bounces off. What would a truck traveling at 200mph do to the same wall? Crash right through. It's helpful to think of high and low frequency sound waves a...
by ActionAttackJohn
Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone tried disabling the fans on a 6800GT and using a....
Replies: 4
Views: 1876

I'm going to assume the internal fan control software on the 6800GT would dislike having it's fan disconnected.

I'm also going to assume that because the heatsink on that factory BFG card is sealed at the top, no airflow is going to reach the core where it's needed.
by ActionAttackJohn
Tue Oct 26, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dual core Intel chips...
Replies: 14
Views: 3526

Having used both a Northwood core Pentium 4 2.4C HT 800 and an AMD Athlon XP 2500+ on my current setup, I will tell you that HyperThreading works much better in everyday tasks than it does on the charts and graphs. Going from two very similar CPUs, the same amount of ram, and the same everything els...
by ActionAttackJohn
Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Power Supply Fan
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Replace it with a quieter power supply, or replace the fan.
by ActionAttackJohn
Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What do you think of this PSU?
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

It's garbage. This is first hand experience.
by ActionAttackJohn
Sun Oct 24, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Thinking of new power supply 500W+
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

The stats are in the MyRigs link in my signature. In addition to what's posted there, I will be overclocking to approximately 3.6GHz and running the BH5 at 3.0V+. Right now I have 2x120mm SilentAcoustica fans on resistors, one 90 on a variable resistor on the XP90, and one super-low rpm fan sitting...
by ActionAttackJohn
Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: can't buy the Antek Sonata without that psu? other suggestio
Replies: 14
Views: 3436

Interitus wrote:Directron.com will remove it and sell you the case without the PSU.
Link?
by ActionAttackJohn
Sat Oct 23, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Thinking of new power supply 500W+
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

Post your stats. I highly doubt you need 400+ watts of power. My machine has a 2.4 P4, three hard drives, two optical drives, and a full slew of PCI cards. I use a 300w Seasonic and have room to spare.
by ActionAttackJohn
Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:25 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Sony VAIO RA-810G completely fanless?
Replies: 3
Views: 2280

$2,100 for that? Yikes.
by ActionAttackJohn
Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Future silent Voodoo 5 5500 AGP project
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Future silent Voodoo 5 5500 AGP project

I'm a big fan of silent computing, and have built a decent little machine for myself. I don't do much gaming, that's what the XBox, PS2 and GameCube are for. However, I do play a number of older, obsolete games. A few examples are Quake II, Counter-Strike, NIRA, and some others. I currently use a Ch...