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by Mar.
Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple's Mighty Mouse
Replies: 26
Views: 13287

Suppose the keyboard came unplugged, and you needed to get the CD out? I mean, yea, a smart person would just plug the keyboard back in and mash the eject button, but suppose it was something else, like, the USB ports suddenly stop working? On a Mac, you're screwed if your UBS ports die. And yea, I...
by Mar.
Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple's Mighty Mouse
Replies: 26
Views: 13287

hah. mar. you sound like a fellow sufferer. personally i can't wait until apple do a sega and just sell OS X for x86. then we can all have triple boots and forget about the "but apples are a must for creative professionals" bull. by the way, if you're struggling getting the CD tray to actually open...
by Mar.
Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Laggmaster and the stuff i use with it
Replies: 7
Views: 3523

The big manufacturers eg dell will declare your warrenty void when you've even looked in the case. Obviously they'd never know if you've been inside so it doesnt really matter. That depends; for most home computers it's not true. For example, you can add RAM or a hard drive without voiding the warr...
by Mar.
Sun Aug 21, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Laggmaster and the stuff i use with it
Replies: 7
Views: 3523

BenW wrote: BTW, if you open the case (I asume you have to realise it has 3 fans) then you've already techincally voided your warrenty.
Who told you that?!?

TJ, check p.101 of your manual to be sure.
by Mar.
Sun Aug 21, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first attempt at silencing my system...
Replies: 7
Views: 3722

using DTEMP my friend After reaching 45C, I decided it was too much. I'm glad I decided that because the HD was pretty much cooking in there, it felt really hot to the touch. So for now I put back in the cage so it can dissipate heat throughout the case. My room temp varies between 24 to 26 C. Don'...
by Mar.
Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple's Mighty Mouse
Replies: 26
Views: 13287

This is why I can't stand Apple. These prices are a bit outdated, but... We've got some PowerMac G5s here at work, just the CASE would cost over $600. For EACH of these. The mice, about $70 each. For a one-button, stupid-looking optical mouse. We quickly replaced them with Microsoft mice. The monito...
by Mar.
Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Server at home
Replies: 27
Views: 7337

We use Windows XP on our server, it works just fine for our purposes, and also allows the server to double as a living-room media center. We run MediaPortal on it.
by Mar.
Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Poll: What do you think of cops?
Replies: 15
Views: 8230

I don't particularly like or hate police in general, but I have met a few who were total assholes. There are also some, though, who really do care about serving and protecting. There are also some who are just plain lazy. Another problem I have is the lack of proper weapon training. My opinion is th...
by Mar.
Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I desire [xxx] most in my life.
Replies: 41
Views: 18217

Wealth, because money can buy all the rest, except maybe enlightenment, which is more along the lines of salvation than happiness, and ignorance, which is a bad answer anyway.
by Mar.
Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My water-cooled project
Replies: 6
Views: 3433

Wow. That looks loud.
by Mar.
Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nexus fan with Scythe Ninja?
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Yate Loon fan is cheaper, go for that if it's not too late.
by Mar.
Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: upgrading PC, need suggestions ...
Replies: 28
Views: 7731

The Sonata (I have one) needs to have a front fan for HDD cooling. Any of the more quiet 120mm fans should do. The orange Nexus is the current favorite, though expensive ($15 + shipping). What CPU cooler are you planning to use? Screw the Nexus, get the low-speed Yate Loon.... same fan, half the pr...
by Mar.
Mon Aug 01, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Wire Extension
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

LennyC wrote:Things like my optical drive. I don't plan on extending anything serious like the ATX power connector or anything.
Pretty far then, I would think.
by Mar.
Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Wire Extension
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

LennyC wrote:Sweet, thanks.
That's not to say 10 feet is a likely candidate for the max length.... 2 feet would be pushing it on the 24-pin connector.

Which cables do you need to extend, and how far?
by Mar.
Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Wire Extension
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

It's not ideal, but unless you've got a really weird design, you should be able to extend them to the length you need without problems.

Somewhere between 1 inch and 10 feet is the max length.
by Mar.
Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: company in uk that sells spcr standard quiet pcs?
Replies: 6
Views: 2495

Re: company in uk that sells spcr standard quiet pcs?

hugekebab wrote:hi

is there anywhere in the uk i can get a well silenced pc that would pass the test of these forums?

sam
SPCR "standard" - that's rich.
by Mar.
Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it
Replies: 42
Views: 21704

Actually, I kinda like "Windows FU", something with the arrogant American flair. (A good thing)
by Mar.
Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Easy 6V Fan Mod...DIY.
Replies: 6
Views: 5515

If you want to just use one fan at 6V, measure the resistance of the fan, then go out and buy a resistor with the same resistance value, or several resistors that add up to the same value. Then wire it up in series with the fan. That's only accurate if you trust the fan's resistance to not change w...
by Mar.
Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is vegetarianism bad for the environment?
Replies: 43
Views: 20507

Arthur C Clarke suggested that vegetable crops should be grown instead of "wasting" it on meat production. He argued that global famines could be avoided. He probably had forgotten about the common agricultural policy in Europe! What about going back in time and start processing dinosaur meat. Anyo...
by Mar.
Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fujitsu MHV2040AT (replacing MHT2040AT?) 1.5B 16db spec
Replies: 7
Views: 7494

Please explain to me how a drive can be rated at 1.5 Bel and 16 deciBel at the same time?
by Mar.
Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Experiences with a Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe
Replies: 87
Views: 57096

Thanks for the details, schmidtl. I had some interesting WoW graphics problems myself. I run a 6600GT with a homemade quiet cooler, and whenever I overclock too high or turn the fan down too low, I sometimes get random triangles with one vertice in outer space somewhere, but no crashes. Maybe I'm s...
by Mar.
Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Capture?
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Re: Video Capture?

Hello, I read that the Gigabyte 6600GT passive has video IN. Can anyone tell me what kind of input there is? Is it Composite in / S-video in? both? And maybe I will sound stupid but what software do you use to get the video from the video in? I mean, if I were to plug in a Playstation 2 or Gamecube...
by Mar.
Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Induction coil noise.
Replies: 4
Views: 1806

Well, I doubt the glue will conduct enough to kill something...besides, wouldn't electricity just take the easiest path to wherever it needs to go? I doubt it will prefer cold hard glue to a nice fresh copper wire. Electricity does take the path of least resistance, but that doesn't mean it won't a...
by Mar.
Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Easy 6V Fan Mod...DIY.
Replies: 6
Views: 5515

If you want to just use one fan at 6V, measure the resistance of the fan, then go out and buy a resistor with the same resistance value, or several resistors that add up to the same value. Then wire it up in series with the fan.
by Mar.
Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New ATI chipset looks promising for silent S939 systems
Replies: 17
Views: 6688

rpsgc wrote:Have you seen this?
It just looks so... tempting for me to buy :oops: (although I have no 939 CPU or PCI-E card too :lol: )
WOW.
by Mar.
Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Induction coil noise.
Replies: 4
Views: 1806

Whether they do or not, I pretty much guarantee that the glue is not a 100% perfect resistor, it could also be slightly capacitive. So this would be a bad idea.
by Mar.
Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New ATI chipset looks promising for silent S939 systems
Replies: 17
Views: 6688

I've always wondered why nobody made a board with a white PCB. I'm tempted to buy it, just for looks. I mean, I don't even have a 939 CPU, OR a PCI-E video card, but I still want this thing.
by Mar.
Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P180 w/ T-Balancer - Only Quiet Some of the Time
Replies: 9
Views: 4562

I like those paper flaps. That's a cool idea.
by Mar.
Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Horrible Experience @ TekGems.com
Replies: 18
Views: 13298

Wow. A seller should NEVER address his customers in such a manner. Even if the customer is wrong. Sarcasm, rude comments, etc. are NOT the way to build a company's reputation as a fair, honest business with good customer support. I certainly would not even consider buying from a seller with such an ...
by Mar.
Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How do I attach fans using Sunbeam Rubber Fan Screws??
Replies: 15
Views: 4077

lenny wrote:Mar, you're not being very helpful today - this is the second such post I came across :-)
If there's a post I don't really know how to answer, I figure, what the hey, why not throw in some comic relief? Even if it's not really all that funny.