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by doudou
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata III is out
Replies: 29
Views: 33224

Hello everyone,
Just received the case today and I ca confirm about the Geforce GTX thing, as there only an inch or so of free space between the hard drive cage and the back end of a GTS.
Quality feels very good, as usual :)
by doudou
Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New Black Versions of Antec P180 & P150 Cases
Replies: 28
Views: 21159

Hey !
Good job, well done. just a typo on the intro shown on spcr home page :

"Recently, the company released significantly updated versions of the P180 and the P180, including much demanded black finish jobs. Please click on read more."

Should read P180 and P150 I guess ;)
by doudou
Fri May 12, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Nexus Mini ITX Psile
Replies: 3
Views: 2544

qviri, nope air intake is on bottom back. nothing on the front. hopefully vibration wolud not be an issue with 4 mm thick aluminium panels !
by doudou
Fri May 12, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Nexus Mini ITX Psile
Replies: 3
Views: 2544

New Nexus Mini ITX Psile

Hi ! I've just seen that on matbe.com and it looks awesome : 4 mm aluminium panels, customisable painting, mini itx, 3.5" HDD, supplied DVD burner, 150W external fanless brick PSU (not like the one reviewed recently), custom full copper socket 479 heatsink, damptek foam etc... Everything a silent pc...
by doudou
Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GS passive, 32W
Replies: 90
Views: 28275

Ok i based my comparison on what i knew form european news sites and it appears prices changed.
If a 7600GS is cheaper than a X1600XT (for the same perf), then it is ok, i'll buy one, as purevideo is better than Avivo.
Or maybe not : it is not AGP ! :(
by doudou
Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 64057

Hi Hyphe, Nice to see you find a way to cool your card. Going back to the links you provided on 7600GT power consumption, I find data are completely inconsistent : - first anand measured the 7600GT and X1600XT to be on par (+7W for the GT under load) - second xbit measured the X1600XT to draw c28W -...
by doudou
Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone LC17 gets extremely hot...and still noisy
Replies: 9
Views: 3395

Hey,

I know there is no problem any more but I'd like to give that link to a tom's article clearly showing how close to 100% full load, bios state is.
For you not to make the same mistake... :wink:
by doudou
Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GS passive, 32W
Replies: 90
Views: 28275

To me the 7600GS is not a good deal. You do not get extra 2D features compared to a 6600 but the price is a lot higher, and it consumes more. Maybe it will be useful for things like Vista's Aero interface ? X1600s seems of more value for money. What 2D features are you referring to? Purevideo. And ...
by doudou
Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 60mm @ .55 each
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

don't know about your thermaltake (unless it is the one that comes with their Silentboost HSF, which is actually a panaflo and therefore not that bad) but i can tell you about sunon : they were the supplier of shuttles' fans, and these fans, even at low speed were rattling. Even that cheap, I don't ...
by doudou
Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600GS passive, 32W
Replies: 90
Views: 28275

Hey, You might want to have a look at this french website which has a review and compares 7600Gs to Gt and to 6600 GT. They also measured the power consumption and found a 42 W difference between GT and GS. This is roughly identical to NVidia claims (35W). The GS consumes also like 8W less than a 66...
by doudou
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: An "even quieter" Mac Mini
Replies: 29
Views: 16476

Hifriday,
since you have XP running on your mac, have you tried speedfan to monitor the fan ?
I know speedfan needs to know the sensor on the mobo, but maybe it's a standard one and it may work ?
anyway it's worth a try isn't it ?
by doudou
Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 64057

Thanks for the link to the Nvidia purevideo features.
by doudou
Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone LC17 gets extremely hot...and still noisy
Replies: 9
Views: 3395

:lol: If I understood correctly that's the first time you post on SPCR ? Welcome to SPCR ! (and I really mean idle since I didn't install any software yet, just checked temps in the bios) That's a funny one ! :lol: Indeed, BIOS is closer to full load than to idle. Install XP and recheck, you'll be a...
by doudou
Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 64057

:D Hey ! First of all, Hyphe, congratulations for that VERY nice job ! Just a few comments on what you chose though. As already pointed out you'd better have carved the fins vertical instead of horizontal. But now it's done so forget about it. Then, are you using C&Q on your Turion ? And what do you...
by doudou
Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is your computer turned on 24 hours/day, 7 days/week?
Replies: 54
Views: 25080

The culture of waste is ingrained, especially in the US.
That's what i'm afraid of as a European, especially since I read the first posts on this thread !
Very glad to see that at least a few americans are aware of these issues.
by doudou
Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is your computer turned on 24 hours/day, 7 days/week?
Replies: 54
Views: 25080

thank god, no it's not ! What's the point ? For people that work outside thier homes, it's plain silly.
And that's also why I complain so much about boot times (2minutes !!!).
i would use hibernating mode, if I was sure it worked, or STR mode provided it did stop the fans from spinning !
by doudou
Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New Turion Heatspreader form MSI !
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Holly shit !
I had overlooked that thread ! Sorry for the double-posting. :oops:
Well as long as the info is widely dispatched...
by doudou
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New Turion Heatspreader form MSI !
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

New Turion Heatspreader form MSI !

:D Hey ! I wanted to post this a few days ago but didn't have time : according to matbe.com , MSI will soon be selling heatspreaders to allow for using regular K8 S754 HSF on turions ! That solves one problems regarding running turions on desktop system, doesn't it ? No information however on where ...
by doudou
Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally Finished - Silent (or pretty darned quiet) GMC-X21
Replies: 8
Views: 4829

:shock: Gosh !
have you ever come accross the term "Cable Management" ? :P
by doudou
Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: (probably) 754 m-atx motherboard suggestions?!
Replies: 33
Views: 10997

Hi all ! Does anyone know whether you can actually mount an XP120 on an Asus A8N CSM. Looking on thermalright website, I found it's supposed to be possible on A8N. But i don't know how much space is left when XP120 in place. Can you still put a graphics card after ? (I need the XP120 because of its ...
by doudou
Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: another project MikeC is involved w/ Antec: A HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 14373

Aris have you read the last three posts ?? :lol:
The case design is freezed now, and it was shown at CES. Check out the links I gave before and you'll see.
Some of your wishes were not realised though (slim drive, suspension, external PSU). But I think that'll be a good case, though.
by doudou
Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: another project MikeC is involved w/ Antec: A HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 14373

AMD zone has a hsot of images of all new Antec products in their CES gallery.
Click the link on Antec web site and browse and enjoy !
by doudou
Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: another project MikeC is involved w/ Antec: A HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 14373

Hi there, A host of new cases will be released by Antec in 2006. Check this site out http://www.matbe.com/articles/lire/272/antec-les-nouveautes-en-2006/ Of particular interest: the Fusion, the HTPC case . See images on [/img] http://forum.overclockersonline.com/index.php?t=msg&th=8267&start=0&S=d43...
by doudou
Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Asus A8N-VM CSM + x2 3800+ in Nexus Breeze
Replies: 23
Views: 11134

Erssa,

Your mouse problem is not a mobo problem but a Dinovo problem !
This piece of hardware is crap. I had to returned it cause it wouldn't stop bugging (I had tried on different computers). I saw that logitech has released a new firmware for this kit, maybe that will help.
by doudou
Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for my P4/2.4 GHz --> HTPC / living room server
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Just like FraGGleR: if you want HD get yourself a 6600 at least (or one of the new ATI X1000 if you can find one :twisted: . I wouldn't bet the fans supplied with the case are quiet. I think compared to the panaflo or the Seasonic they will be like jet turbines. Anyway, a passive, not overclocked 66...
by doudou
Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital drives: Raptor 74 & Caviar SE 250
Replies: 64
Views: 47964

Just so you know, there definitely will be a new raptor starting on 3rd january 06. matbe.com directly asked WD about that. see http://www.matbe.com/actualites/12087/western-digital-raptor-150-go/ The beast will feature 16mb cache, SATA2 and 150GB capacity. its retail price would be 320$ (prices in ...
by doudou
Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte i-Ram 2
Replies: 10
Views: 3093

Gigabyte i-Ram 2

Hi there ! Great news today (seen on matbe.com): Gigabyte announces they will release i-Ram 2 in next february ! updated features include: SATA-2, DDR-2, up to 16GB capacity, and 5"1/4 form factor ! Sounds good, eh ? How about booting in 10secs, in a perfect silence ? I do believe that SATA-2 will b...
by doudou
Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Problem with Nexus Real silent 120 mm
Replies: 9
Views: 2542

No that is not fair as noise is related more to airflow than to rpms. Nexus is design to provide good air flow at low speed, therefore, at same speed it pushes more air than the antec. Check out last SPCR articles on HS (vapochill article i'd say) they compared air flow versus speed for different fa...
by doudou
Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital drives: Raptor 74 & Caviar SE 250
Replies: 64
Views: 47964

I think he meant revision number, not firmware version. I.e. "00FLC0" or "00FLA1", Yes exactly that's what I am after ! :D Anyway, that's not a big deal. Just wanted to know if there was any improvement in noise to expect or not. I would bet there isn't, since both drives are equipped with FDB moto...
by doudou
Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital drives: Raptor 74 & Caviar SE 250
Replies: 64
Views: 47964

Ok but what I was wondering was how does the new revision compare to the one tested by SPCR ? Seeks are faster, will they be louder ? Are there any further improvements in noise ? etc...

Can anyone tell me what was the rev number of the drive SPCR tested ?