Search found 154 matches

by |Romeo|
Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: LGA775 boards with many harddrive connectors
Replies: 3
Views: 1752

Intel Bad Axe (975XBX) 8 SATA
by |Romeo|
Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Core 2 Duo/Antec Solo
Replies: 14
Views: 8712

My (very) delayed response (I had one earlier, but Opera crashed and lost it all and I haven't had time to retype it before) Yes, that is a BadAxe. And quite nice it is too. Underneath the heatsink is an E6600, in the DIMM slots are 2x 512MB ECC Kingston (DDR2). The PSU is an FSP Zen, I can't rememb...
by |Romeo|
Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Core 2 Duo/Antec Solo
Replies: 14
Views: 8712

Core 2 Duo/Antec Solo

I built this a little while ago (a month or so I guess), but forgot to take any pictures of before it was physically installed. However, it's had to be powered down to move it, so I quickly had the side of to get these snaps. They're done in a hurry, so they aren't particularly good unfortunately. T...
by |Romeo|
Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Shuttle X100 Complete SFF PC
Replies: 24
Views: 22219

I don't understand why shuttle don't offer an option to ship it without a drive installed. It's sold as a complete system, not a barebones. Very few, if any, buyers would consider a system purchase w/o a drive and software installed. Many PC users have never installed Windows. (well, not on the mac...
by |Romeo|
Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Shuttle X100 Complete SFF PC
Replies: 24
Views: 22219

Would you like some ISA slots with that, Devonavar? :D Be careful what you wish for http://www.ibase-i.com.tw/mb886.htm Going back to the review, I was a little disapointed that it didn't cover whether a laptop drive could easily be substituted to reduce noise, or if there just isn't enough room/an...
by |Romeo|
Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: RMA'ed a questionable Phantom 350, they offered alternative
Replies: 6
Views: 2551

You can RMA Antec power supplies in Europe (or at least you could erlier this year) they go to Holland IIRC. You have to email europe.rma@antec I think
by |Romeo|
Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Conroe with PicoPSU?
Replies: 4
Views: 2739

I did the sum on a similar system, and reckoned that it would work. However, I had problems sourcing the Pico, so got decided to get an another FSP Zen instead. So I can't say definitely that it would work. You will definitely be running the brick pretty close to capacity (in the maximum power scena...
by |Romeo|
Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Isolating hot components from each other - is there a point?
Replies: 28
Views: 12354

Surely the reason for isolating the components is that they all have different cooling requirements that vary independently of one another. For example, a hard disk must be kept at a much lower temperature than for example a CPU, but conversely needs much less airflow to keep it at that temperature....
by |Romeo|
Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Conroe(Core 2) is the new Ultimate Silent and Cool Platform
Replies: 63
Views: 25161

The low voltage core duos are already available. As to why SPCR's not getting Conroe samples first, it's obviously because they want the sites that have the huge geek reach -- mainstream performance oriented sites. Why they don't send us samples of the low voltage core duos -- bad marketing, imo. I...
by |Romeo|
Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which PSU for fileserver?
Replies: 21
Views: 4708

I can spin up 8 seagate Barracudas from a 300W FSP Zen. 12V rails are rated at 14A and 8A. According to Seagate the worst case power draw on the 12V rail is 24.64A (presumably during spin up). They are connected to Sil3114s, so make of this what you will. I have absolutely no idea what the WD drives...
by |Romeo|
Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: External Seagate Drives: A Portable 2.5" and a Pocket
Replies: 12
Views: 9060

Re: syslinux now supports FAT-32

not been able to boot it using syslinux (a good bootloader for emergency purposes) as the drive is formatted in FAT-32 As of 3.00, FAT-32 is supported. http://syslinux.zytor.com/history.php Really Just shows how much attention I have paid to it recently. Looks like I'm going to have some fun![/b]
by |Romeo|
Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: External Seagate Drives: A Portable 2.5" and a Pocket
Replies: 12
Views: 9060

Intersting review. I've had the 5GB pocket drive for a year or so, and in that time have not been able to boot it using syslinux (a good bootloader for emergency purposes) as the drive is formatted in FAT-32, and I was unable to change the partition table to create a smaller partition formatted in F...
by |Romeo|
Fri May 26, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Pioneer BDR-101A Blu-Ray PC drive
Replies: 15
Views: 3078

It seems the industry standard for Blu-Ray is 2x speed <snarl> <snarl> <grumble> <grumble> How can the industry standard be 2x? 2x of what? Is this just a ploy to put higher multipliers in the marketing? Traditionally the Optical Storage industry calculated based on required data rate. This was a p...
by |Romeo|
Wed May 03, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: made a tiny scratch to my M board, does it matter??
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

I would not try and bridge any high frquency trace unless the board doesn't work, and you've nothing to lose -you are very unlikely to be able to make an acceptable connection for the high fequency stuff. My advice would be to test it first, as the repair is as likely to do harm as good and it's qui...
by |Romeo|
Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Active Noise Cancelling for Fans
Replies: 8
Views: 3553

My (very limited) experience with noise cancelling techniques is that you can get an absolutely stunning effect (well, it has always stunned me anyway) with a very loud and consistent noise (when you turn on the cancelling) but it's much harder to cancel sounds that are already "quiet"
by |Romeo|
Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: "Videocard-only" PSU from Thermaltake. :rolleyes:
Replies: 14
Views: 3086

Assuming it's grounded properly, I actually think this is a very good idea. Originally done by 3dfx if memory serves, and not terribly well implemented by TT, but a good idea nonetheless. Far less power will be wasted by having a 250W PSU and one of these (since it can switch off most of the time an...
by |Romeo|
Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Most Reliable HDD Manufacturer?
Replies: 40
Views: 13024

jaganath wrote:
EVERY(!) single WD drive I have ever had has failed
How many have you owned?
About 10 I think if you consider the refurbs that WD replaced the drives with (I can definitely remember 4 new drives, several had multiple replacements from WD). I have 12 Seagates.
by |Romeo|
Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Most Reliable HDD Manufacturer?
Replies: 40
Views: 13024

I've havn't read all the posts... Just wanted to say that I've NEVER had a WD fail on me in my life. I've just bought new ones because I needed more storage, faster/quieter performance. I've had loads of Seagates*, Maxtors and old Deskstars** fail on me though. I'm getting a Raptor 150 really soon....
by |Romeo|
Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: WOW, 8 PATA drives off an Antec Tru330
Replies: 17
Views: 5114

I run 8 hard drvies, 2 controller cards and a P4 (geforce 2mx provides graphics -chipset with integrated graphics and support for ECC memory not available at the time of purchase) from a 300W Zen (with a fan pointed at it because I don't want downtime, but tested fine for about 12 hours before hand ...
by |Romeo|
Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Network storage device...Netgear SC101 w/cooler pics
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

I heard from a friend of a friend (not a particularly reliable source) that the drivers are really wonky, and that it needs 5 or 6 IP address'. If you don't mind me asking Bluefront, does it actually take more than one?
by |Romeo|
Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: A water cooling idea! (Dream comes true?)
Replies: 15
Views: 4583

:!: :!: :!: Not for the green (/cheap ;)) silencers! Someone on an overclockers forum lived next to a stream and suggested using that for watercooling - bad idea, the warmer water would harm life downstream. Keep to closed loops. Relocating the radiator would be a much better idea if silence is you...
by |Romeo|
Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: A water cooling idea! (Dream comes true?)
Replies: 15
Views: 4583

:!: :!: :!: Not for the green (/cheap ;)) silencers! Someone on an overclockers forum lived next to a stream and suggested using that for watercooling - bad idea, the warmer water would harm life downstream. Keep to closed loops. Relocating the radiator would be a much better idea if silence is you...
by |Romeo|
Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec CES pictures at AMD Zone
Replies: 73
Views: 33022

It's Antecs PSU tester. The LEDs light green provided the voltages are within spec, and it has those connectors that you see on the back if you want to connect the rails to a multimeter/oscilloscope to look at the actual data.
by |Romeo|
Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OT: Large Drives in USB Enclosures
Replies: 8
Views: 3736

It's quite liekly that the enclosure doesn't support 48 bit LBA (needed to access very large drives. IIRC (haven't time to work it out) 36bit LBA was good for <300). However, there may be a firmware update for your enclosure that would sort it.
by |Romeo|
Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pentium-M 478 vs 479, WHATS THE DIFF??
Replies: 23
Views: 17574

I see. which means the 479 BGA's are not in pin form, instead they are permanently attached to the board, meaning we won't find them for sale anywhere, even in 2nd hand right? So, the 479 BGA is an embedded chip? That's right. Obviously, nothing is ultimately unremoveable if you try hard enough; bu...
by |Romeo|
Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pentium-M 478 vs 479, WHATS THE DIFF??
Replies: 23
Views: 17574

If you check Intels web site a little more closely -and specifically, This pdf document (section 4) you will see that the P-M is available with a 478- pin Micro-FC P GA packaging and a 479- ball Micro-FC B GA package. And later that pin B2 is depopulated on the FCPGA variant. BGA (ball grid array) i...
by |Romeo|
Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Olive oil ?
Replies: 39
Views: 17931

Ahh the TrueX line. The problem with those was that they attempted to impose a good idea on an already existing standard. Data on a CD is written sequentially (s=r.theta but where r is a function on theta) which introduces trouble when you try and do a random seek, as the laser has to be aligned som...
by |Romeo|
Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Yonah (Dual Dothan) worth waiting for?
Replies: 26
Views: 6401

It seems to me that what's needed to go with Dothan is actually a media coprocessor, which it seems to me could be far more efficient than Netburst at doing media tasks. I've often wondered about such a device (in the form of a 3GIO card I would think) but don't know if any with such a broad remit a...
by |Romeo|
Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone capable of using computer aided flow calc. progs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2455

I'd just add, that most people who could do this well enough to make it worthwile will probably spend all day infront of their CAD package, and won't be interested in doing the same thing when they get home. I honestly don't know how much PSU, motherboard, etc. manufacturers go to the trouble of cre...
by |Romeo|
Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Press release for new Antec P150 case.
Replies: 70
Views: 42255

mathias wrote: "Micro ATX on the outside, full tower on the inside.
Are you taking notes AntecRep? I suggest it should look like This



(I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist)