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by teknerd
Sun May 27, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Connecting to unsecured wireless - Crime or Free Internet?
Replies: 41
Views: 11364

I'm honestly quite surprised by the responses that people are posting. It is not ok to connect to someone's private wireless network without their permission: legally or morally. It does not matter if you are only quickly checking your email or looking up directions (thats like saying, its fine if i...
by teknerd
Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many HDs do you use?
Replies: 39
Views: 14941

3

74gb Raptor - system
2x320gb WD3200JD - storage/swap

plus a 2tb array in the other room
by teknerd
Wed May 10, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermal Load Calculator by Innovatek
Replies: 25
Views: 21481

I think the confusion with the innovatek calculator arises from the fact that it is not a PSU calculator but rather a calculator for determining the amount of cooling that your water cooling system needs to be able to provide. This is also why there are options for northbridge/northbridge and mosfet...
by teknerd
Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: "Singing the WiFi Blues" Article Linked on Front P
Replies: 22
Views: 7499

8th'd
by teknerd
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A quiet but affordable 1.5 Terabyte home file server
Replies: 25
Views: 9211

Re: Software RAID vs. Hardware RAID and OS Choice

Ok. As I have never previously used RAID I am really unsure wether to use software or hardware RAID? Everyone seems to be a little bit divided on this matter. Is there a big difference. Which is riskier for data loss? Any other issues I need to consider when deciding on RAID? If you can afford it g...
by teknerd
Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nvidia RAID or Silicon Image RAID on A8N-SLI Premium?
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

You want to use the nVidia based SATA ports as they are "native" on the chipset and hence will not use up your PCI bandwidth.
by teknerd
Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need passive 939 MB with good O/B sound
Replies: 13
Views: 4717

honestly your best bet is an add on sound card. Onboard sound is pretty deficient on most motherboards except for some of the new intel based boards which have Hi-Def audio built in. for 30 bucks or so you can get a fairly good midrange sound card that will be perfectly good for running your speaker...
by teknerd
Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Torn between Neo HE or SP2.0
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

I can attest that the SPII-500 is a great fit in the P180 and would HIGHLY recommend it. The cables are NOT to short, they fit fine. Also, with the lower chamber the fan barely ever ramps up even with my system folding both cores 24/7 and the Raptor and 320JD in the bottom chamber. PM me if you have...
by teknerd
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: According to Anandtech, Conroe beats FX-60
Replies: 145
Views: 52344

I'd be extremely skeptical of any benchmark put out by any company. Intel in particular has been notorius in the past for having put in "optimizations" in code that makes their processers run faster and AMD's run slower.
That being said, if it is true, it looks like that will be one sweet chip!
by teknerd
Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Puzzled by SPCR's PSU review/recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 9267

It's interesting that you are having a problem with the SP2. I have the 500W version in my main Dual Core rig and even folding 24/7 it is very quiet.
by teknerd
Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Jab-tech Fans
Replies: 16
Views: 5145

I love jab-tech. I go there whenever i need fans/controllers/wires etc. they're about the only shop i have found that can satisfy all of my wire/electronic needs.
not too mention all of my experiences with them have been top notch.
by teknerd
Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Wireless is the sound of silence ...
Replies: 12
Views: 5238

Better than wireless might be using Cat5 cable for several reasons: 1)the devices to allow you to extend VGA, Audio, USB, DVI, FW, etc are already available 2)using CAT5 is cheaper than using wireless 3)wired signals are faster (meaning you can use higher resolutions) and more reliable than wireless...
by teknerd
Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Alternatives ... Need maximum Compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 2879

Although you only need 300w of power, DFI Requires that you use at least a 480w power supply, otherwise they are not at fault for anything that happens to the board. Fortunately they have now way of knowing what power supply you are using. They only say that so that someone doesnt use a 200W power ...
by teknerd
Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Complete silencing
Replies: 13
Views: 4809

get a new hard drive :lol:
it's gonna be damn hard (if not impossible) to make that silent.
by teknerd
Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 20-pin to 24-pin power adapter necessary?
Replies: 14
Views: 3945

Tephras is exactly right.
You don't need a convertor unless you are using a high draw VGA card.
Do not under any circumstances try and fit the 12V ATX connector into the last four pins on the 24 Pin ATX connector slot.
by teknerd
Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Possible to determine PC fan needs without experimentation?
Replies: 13
Views: 3609

First, i would recommend changing the CPU cooler. A better cooler (the Scythe Ninja if it will fit or the XP-120 if the case is not tall enough). Equip either one with a Nexus 120mm fan for a great CPU cooling setup. Second: 80mm Nexus's in all of the case fan mount points should provide more than a...
by teknerd
Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Possible to determine PC fan needs without experimentation?
Replies: 13
Views: 3609

Well before most people here can really help you, we need to know the components that will be going into this system. It is definately possible to ballpark (and even almost pinpoint) the airflow you'll need for your system (especially if you are using compenets that other peopl here are using). So a...
by teknerd
Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet Modular PSU?
Replies: 20
Views: 5847

just stay away from antec in general, their latest psu's haven't exactly gotten good reviews... What are you talking about??? Aside from some compatibility problems with the NeoHE Antec's PSU's are some of the best on the market and have been getting very good reviews. I'd also say get a SmartPower...
by teknerd
Tue Dec 27, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Shuttle SD11G5 question
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

the aerocool vm-101 should fit
by teknerd
Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Talk Me Out Of It
Replies: 16
Views: 6683

I'd avoid a chipset block and use a heatpipe based cooler instead. chipset water blocks tend to be more restrictive in the loop in low flow systems (which yours will likely be if you undervolt your pump to keep it quiet). Also, try to avoid using 90 degree elbows. They too restrict the flow and redu...
by teknerd
Mon Dec 26, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: gaming / htpc system
Replies: 12
Views: 13283

really, wow, usually when i buy from them they are 5-10% cheaper than newegg. well prices always fluctuate.
by teknerd
Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: gaming / htpc system
Replies: 12
Views: 13283

a few tips: cpu: spend the extra 20 bucks and get the dual core 3800+, the performance difference is wonderful (you'll really notice it even with small things like playing music while surfing the net). While the single core one is faster in sheer benchmarks and games, you'll notice the dual core's b...
by teknerd
Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 setup help
Replies: 11
Views: 3780

you absolutely need a fan blowing in over a raptor in an enclosure (personally i would never dream of doing that, it seems to me to be asking for trouble putting a 10K RPM drive in an enclosure). As far as the fans go, you dont need the front ones, but if you are sticking with the zalman cooler i'd ...
by teknerd
Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 setup help
Replies: 11
Views: 3780

oh, also i'd agree that you dont need the silentbox enclosure. The P180's hard drive mounts (in the lower chamber) are good enought that it really isnt necessary, i can't reallly hear my raptor idle and almost never hear the seeks (and i have very good ears).
by teknerd
Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 setup help
Replies: 11
Views: 3780

I'd be doubtful of those statistics. Take the safe route: Nexus (120mm) fans are known to be great, they are the reference fan that all fans are compared against here at SPCR. You will not be displeased with them, but with any other fan you are taking a risk. If you feel like you need higher airflow...
by teknerd
Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Talk Me Out Of It
Replies: 16
Views: 6683

Without a doubt i'd say ditch the watercooling system and stick with air. I was stuck making this exact same decision with my build a month ago trying to balance the pros and cons (granted using selected parts in the wc loop, not a kit). To me it ended up make no sense to go with watercooling for 3 ...
by teknerd
Sun Dec 25, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: UPDATE: Zalman 7700 + ASUS A8N-SLi premium + X2 3800 sucess
Replies: 30
Views: 10506

if you really wont go with a ninja i'd go for an xp-120 with a nexus fan. You might have to order it elsewhere, but its really worth it. My xp-120 keeps my x2 4200+ running at 38 degrees under full load (2 instances of folding at home). if newegg doesnt carry it you can always use jab-tech.com. if y...
by teknerd
Sun Dec 25, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic PSU in P180: do I need extension kit?
Replies: 33
Views: 10128

both my raptor and my 3200jd are in the lower chamber they both run at about 35 degrees most of the time with no fan in the lower chamber. and yah cable management can be kind of a pain, but its definatly doable. there are a number of crevices you can use to hid cables in. as far as front door issue...
by teknerd
Sun Dec 25, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic PSU in P180: do I need extension kit?
Replies: 33
Views: 10128

i've found newegg reviews to be very questionable. Those comments are likely from people using software (like mbm5) which is notoriously inaccurate at measuring voltage. I have not had a single issue with my system and it has been running stable (running 2 instances of Folding at Home 24/7, recordin...
by teknerd
Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic PSU in P180: do I need extension kit?
Replies: 33
Views: 10128

i would recommend going with the smartpower II 500W. I have no problem reaching the connectors on by a8n-sli premium (and i am using one of the pci slots. With the bottom chamber setup it also stays really quiet in my p180 (even at full load with an x2 4200+ and a 6600gt). The outer fan has yet to t...