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by wisefool
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is your computer turned on 24 hours/day, 7 days/week?
Replies: 54
Views: 26043

The Economist recently had an article about standby energy costs. While as an spcr'er I've been aware of PC power use, one tends to discount the standby usage of all household items. A refrigerator is a needed evil, one gets an efficient one. Air conditioning and heating is also easy to moderate. Li...
by wisefool
Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: noise cancellation headphones
Replies: 22
Views: 11340

I own a pair of sennheiser 580s and some Grado 325's (?). Also own a pair of the bose active cancellation. I've used them for a few years on planes. They are not bad. They really are designed for planes. They are very comfortable (you can fall asleep with them on easily.) They are easy to take off w...
by wisefool
Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone's Flagship: Temjin TJ06 PC case
Replies: 197
Views: 131259

Seasonic S12-430 + Tenjin case. The case is fun to put together - being able to remove both sides of the case is a real treat. I'd like to offer a small warning for prospective shoppers. My MSI K8n Neo2 has the JPW1 connector (the square one) on the bottom, back side (Back being the side closest to ...
by wisefool
Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How to troubleshoot semi-dead system?
Replies: 20
Views: 4940

>It could be a short, they happen from time to time, to test, take the >mobo out of the case, and test it on the anti-static bag it came in on the >desk. Do not test components on anti-static bags. The ones with little lines running on them are somewhat conductive. That said, I've powered up compute...
by wisefool
Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A64 MSI Neo2 Platinum, ECC RAM, *AGP*
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

Thank you for the replies, It seems to be correct - AMD lists supported memory models (PDF) , and ECC modules are included. If the motherboard also lists compatibility then it seems I am in luck. The Asus A8V does have AGP and socket 939. However, I've had bad luck with VIA chipsets so I'll pass thi...
by wisefool
Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tips needed for dust + airflow control and cabling
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Reroute motherboard power cable

You may consider rerouting the motherboard power cable. Your PSU looks like it has bottom intake vents. I just read the AMD system builders guide and one of their tips for reducing EMI is routing power cables away from your RAM. It looks like you can double back and fold the power cable at the begin...
by wisefool
Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A64 MSI Neo2 Platinum, ECC RAM, *AGP*
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

A64 MSI Neo2 Platinum, ECC RAM, *AGP*

I was searching high and low for a motherboard that meets these requirements. Thought i'd share the research in case somebody wanted something similar. AGP Slot: Already have a 6800GT and don't really want to replace it. ECC RAM: I have long uptimes, I'd like piece of mind for the small amount of mo...
by wisefool
Mon May 23, 2005 9:16 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 266767

Antec Phantom 350 Purchased 1/19/2005 from Buy.com Serial Number to be entered (I am elsewhere now) System: A64 S754 1.8Ghz (2800+) MSI k8n, nforce 3 Evercase 4252 Nvidia 6800GT 3 Sticks, 1gb+2*512mb. PCI card: revolution sound card Nexus 120mm intake at bottom of case Nexus 120mm out in middle of c...
by wisefool
Sat May 21, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Prebuilt Amd64 systems. HP? Anyone else?
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Prebuilt Amd64 systems. HP? Anyone else?

I need about 4-5 new PCs. I was thinking of building them myself but then I realize after one picks parts through newegg or whichever, cost comes to higher or equivalent to prebuilt Dells. YUCK why dell right? I have never purchased a machine from Dell, Gateway, etc. I have built dozens for work, my...
by wisefool
Wed May 04, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: ??? Yate Loon Fan Source
Replies: 65
Views: 32371

Just received my pack of 10 120mm fans from PCTEKONLINE today. They are not Yate Loons. They are Young Lin Tech Co., Ltd. Model: DFS122512M DC 12v , 0.23a Yate Loon website shows: http://www.yltc.com.tw/products-7.htm Sleeve bearing, startup voltage 6v, 2500 RPMs. They are wired with a passthrough 4...
by wisefool
Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 266767

Antec Phantom

Received my phantom last week. It's been running fine. System: Antec 3700 series case. Rear Fan: 120mm nexus Intake fan: 120 mm nexus at bottom CPU: Athlon 2800+ @ 1.2volts Video: Gigabyte 6800 GT (STOCK heatsink, just received) HDs: Raptor + 2 160gbs. Survived a few marathon gaming sessions. PSU mo...
by wisefool
Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax 470W Noisetaker
Replies: 10
Views: 3114

Built this a few months ago: Case: Antec 3700B Fans: Panaflo intake at bottom of case, 120mm exhaust nexus. CPU: AMD 64 2800+ running fulltime at 1.225v Cooled with Zalman 7xxx, 5v. Replaced Northbridge fan with heatsink 2Gb RAM ATI 9800Pro with artic silencer. Ambient temperatures are pretty stable...
by wisefool
Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Removing Stock Retention Mechanism from an A64 Board
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

I had a Neo Platinum 2 that with a stock retention plate I needed to remove (socket 754 IIRC, the first ones). Trick was to use a blow dryer to warm up the glue, then it could be pried off.
by wisefool
Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: fan-free cooling: Ionic Breeze
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

My ionic cleaners (the big ones, first generation from Sharper Image) made rattling weird noises. The filaments vibrate and do some weird things, as if you were shaking a pan full of gravel. Ionizing air is basically putting a charge on the air, and having the air move towards an oppositively-charge...
by wisefool
Sat Dec 11, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: KNIGHTLEY OR PORTMAN
Replies: 35
Views: 16544

For contrast, someone repost the same question vermatin to fivedeltaoverclockers.com, a gaming forum, anandtech, etc.
by wisefool
Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1653901

Chinese (Mandarin) I by Pimsleur Language Programs
by wisefool
Sat Apr 17, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Dog/Puppy thread
Replies: 18
Views: 10284

My doggie is quiet as long as she is sleeping and not snoring.

Her dog tags tend to make a bit of metallic noise. I was able to muffle them with some rubber padding. The bit I can't handle is getting her to be quiet when she's begging for food. Definitely an annoying high-pitched yelping.
by wisefool
Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Dog/Puppy thread
Replies: 18
Views: 10284

The Official Dog/Puppy thread

Candy is a fatty pomeranian. She is a very simple, naive dog that does not understand why squirrels and cats do not want to be her friends. She's a little snobby thought because she ignores other dogs. I think she thinks she's human. PS I don't have photoshop on this computer so I could not shrink t...
by wisefool
Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1653901

If I don't post in this thing, Hutter's going to hog half the posts.

Andres Segovia, _The Baroque Guitar_, Sonata in A.
by wisefool
Mon Mar 29, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: DDR 400 mhz running at 266mhz less heat?
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Hi, The Samsung 1203 and 1604 should be the same noise - I am guessing they both have two platters of 80 gb each. The Seagate 7200's are noiser by far. The Samsungs are great drives, snappy, fast and quiet. I actually wish there was a higher seek noise (I am a bit of an old-timer, seek noise means c...
by wisefool
Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Any opinions on the Koolance Exos?
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Koolance Exos

I have an exos. It's made of steel I believe, not aluminum. Bought one when they were first released. it is rather noisy! Yesterday I got around to the computer it's on: Chieftec silver dragon case. AMD XP 2100+ Four Western digital 120mb SE 7200 rpm drives (yes I know, super noisy) Seasonic 400w PS...
by wisefool
Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1653901

Current playlist

TMBG, _Flood_
Hedningarna, _The Heathens_(I have no idea what they are singing but the music is cool.)
Heather Nova, _Storm_
Heather Nova, _Wonderlust_
Heather Nova, _Siren_
Rent soundtrack.
by wisefool
Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Quietest Watercooling Pump
Replies: 36
Views: 22519

Eheim pumps

That silencing box looks nice. If you have the room you could borrow the hard drive suspension techniques. I noticed the fish tank of a family member was making a lot of noise. The pump was resting inside a wooden cabinet, making the wooden panels resonate nicely. I grabbed some sewing elastic lying...
by wisefool
Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Aural Tests
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

I thought this thread was going to be one of those ABX tests or something (you play 2 audio files through a program that allows double blind testing, and try to figure out which sound the same.) hmmm okay so assuming air passage and time are not issues, you're thinking about sponsoring worldwide tou...
by wisefool
Wed Mar 10, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Would You Get A Mac?
Replies: 167
Views: 95772

Man 4 pages of almost flame

I've been Intel/x86 since I got an IBM PC / XT (Monochrome CGA, 10 gig hard card, dual joysticks heh). I've actually never purchased an Intel chip since then, had a couple of cyrix's, and mostly AMD's (k6-3, Tbird 1.2, Athlons 1.6, 2.0, 2.5, etc). I couldn't justify the extra expense I guess, rather...
by wisefool
Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: SPCR's reputation spreads
Replies: 16
Views: 4057

Overclockers Anonymous

I have to admit I was an overclocker till somewhere around Christmas 2002. For Christmas I built a new system with a shiny array of four WD1200 SE's, along with a three-fan watercooled radiator. As nice as it was to have a windows desktop 10 seconds after pressing power button, the noise got to me a...
by wisefool
Mon Jan 19, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How quiet / noisy are the TIVO series 2 standalone DVRs?
Replies: 6
Views: 2784

Tivo

Finally got a TivoDirectv box (HDVR2). It has a stock panaflo FBL06A12L. Ratings are 15cfm, 3200rpm, 24dBA. My tivo box sits 9-10 feet from my seat, in a closed cabinet (glass doors). I really cannot hear it at this distance. That said, when I get my new HD upgrade, I'll poke around and see if I get...
by wisefool
Sun Dec 21, 2003 7:27 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech UltraX - Nice silent keyboard
Replies: 164
Views: 105147

I own a couple of these, they retail at around 38 bucks in Newegg. It is a nice keyboard. The keyboard is wider than normal, and the key caps are larger! I touch type mostly, but this is a pretty keyboard. it's nice for these non-adjustable cheap keyboard drawers I use in the office. Yes, it is PS/2...
by wisefool
Mon Nov 17, 2003 5:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Another sign of the addiction to silence...
Replies: 9
Views: 6802

APC UPS

I have two APC's in this room now. VA500 is quieter Smart UPS 700 note these numbers refer to "Volt-Amps". I have no idea why they chose these instead of wattage. I think it makes it look bigger. UPS 700 has more features. It has a load meter, and other forms of feedback. it's also tons tons heavier...
by wisefool
Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1203P ships with AAM OFF
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Samsung 1203P ships with AAM OFF

Used HUTIL from samsung site to enable it. It has 3 options, FAST, MIDDLE, and QUIET.

Purchased Samsung 1203P from Newegg.

As an aside, my replaytv is not very happy with the samsung.