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by Erssa
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus Clodius..?
Replies: 82
Views: 17317

At least verkkokauppa lets you return pretty much anything you physically picked up at the store. There's some limitations regarding some produts. Something like clothes shops not allowing returns of underwear unless they are defective.. :lol: Some other shops also have better return policies than ...
by Erssa
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus Clodius..?
Replies: 82
Views: 17317

given your mindset you should be taking this up with consumer affairs every country has a local one in one shape or form and it's down the road, not across the street OP wouldn't even need to contact consumer affairs. In Finland we have two weeks to return a product, if we are unhappy. One more goo...
by Erssa
Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lipstick on a Pit Bull
Replies: 151
Views: 23140

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6urw_PWHYk

I have to agree with Matt Damon. It's scary to think hockey mom will be the president next year, when McCain dies out of old age.
by Erssa
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: the quietest place on earth...
Replies: 19
Views: 4576

Ever walked around your house at night with the lights off? Extend that to the whole world, that's all being blind is. You can soon get used to it and your sense of hearing improves no end. I think you got it backwards. Try walking in the middle of the woods with your eyes closed, or go to a busy a...
by Erssa
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: the quietest place on earth...
Replies: 19
Views: 4576

i think a lot of us share thejamppa's feeling though... valuing hearing over sight. maybe that's why it seems like so many of us are "audiophiles" and why we're on this board in the first place... SOUND IS SUPREME I'd much rather lose my hearing. Hell I'd rather lose my legs, hearing and one eye, t...
by Erssa
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel D945GCLF m-ITX: Atom For The Desktop
Replies: 15
Views: 11542

By comparison, the D945GCLF's video playback seems like it is hand-cranked by a narcoleptic monkey.
Picturing this made me lol.
by Erssa
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
Replies: 30
Views: 20596

Old-school people, like myself, use Ctrl, Shift, Insert and Delete for copy/cut/paste. Not having the Insert key there instantly makes the keyboard completely, and I mean completely unusable, at least for me. If it's anything like other logitech's, insert is located above the delete key. Anyway Ctr...
by Erssa
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 4450e / 4850e - Same Undervolting?
Replies: 7
Views: 5568

QuietOC wrote:The 1.15V 4850e should have the best chance to be the best chip. I don't think my 4400+ can run 2.5GHz on 1.15V, but it is close.
I have undervolted my 4850e to 1.05v with AMD OverDrive (excellent program). It's perfectly stable.
by Erssa
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610181

Conan the Barbarian - Soundtrack
by Erssa
Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Four oranges = 100,000,000,000 $(Z)
Replies: 33
Views: 8668

You might be interested in monarchy since you like "dictators". Most of the ancaps like it. As an ancap, I like the idea of dictatorship, but I'm not keen on monarchy. with the clear thinking of just one person, and no one to get in their way "shudders" ... With the unclear thinking of just everybo...
by Erssa
Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why a convicted murderer shouldn't die.....
Replies: 120
Views: 34034

Hi Carl, We have capital punishment, and yet we still have murders. You cannot bring an executed innocent person back to life. Nothing brings the victim back to life either, and revenge is ugly. We have guys like Jarmo Koskinen. 1979 he killed two people. He beat the other guy up and burned him to ...
by Erssa
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A reasonably quiet and priced system
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

The size of the case doesn't bother me, I've hauled much bigger stuff to lan partys before. I've now ordered the computer with the same specs as in my original post except for the gpu, which is now an MSI HD4850 512MB, and the psu, which is now a coolermaster silent pro M500. You had perfectly good...
by Erssa
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any decent non-Antec case for <$100?
Replies: 17
Views: 4909

I've had button problems with my last 2 case's, but I don't see them as a big deal. With my Nexus, the hot glued power button got loose, the switch itself works, but it's pretty hard to use. Solution? Plugged reset button to power button pins. With my NSK3400 the power switch cord snapped. Solution ...
by Erssa
Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any decent non-Antec case for <$100?
Replies: 17
Views: 4909

If I were specifically trying to avoid the Solo, but wanted something with a similar layout, I'd probably try and get hold of a Lancool K7 . It's Lian Li's "budget" range, but IMHO it's nicer than the more expensive models, which have always left me cold from an engineering viewpoint. Depending on ...
by Erssa
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: best option for moderate performance, very low power?
Replies: 19
Views: 7015

I have pretty similar build. I don't think it's your k8temp sensor. It's AMD chipset that "acts strangely". Try HWMonitor . I'm using it with XP, but I don't see why it wouldn't work with Linux. k8temp is a specific module that would work only in Linux, for now i blame him for this misreads HWMonit...
by Erssa
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SPCR'ers: Different from rest computer nuts?
Replies: 27
Views: 5042

Also, you're not going far back enough. Before Athlon 64, AMD's Socket 754 Athlon already marked the new trend for AMD. Before Socket 754, AMD processors might have been cheaper than Intel, but they were generally less efficient and hotter. It was only after Prescott that AMD was less expensive, mo...
by Erssa
Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: best option for moderate performance, very low power?
Replies: 19
Views: 7015

i got a small system build recently AMD Athlon64 X2 4850e+ 45W w/ Scythe Ninja+ Rev. B fanless Gigabyte MA78GM-S2H 2x1Gb Corsair DDR2-800 5-5-5-18 Seagate 250Gb 16Mb SATA2 Antec EA380W Antec NSK3480 1x120mm Scythe M 850rpm out the chipset heatsink is pretty hot, don't know why also the k8temp senso...
by Erssa
Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hot....Firefox 3.0 Final.
Replies: 45
Views: 10007

I currently have 6 tabs open in FF3 and am downloading a 100MB file through my browser. CPU use varies from 0 to 5 %. This is with an ancient mobile Athlon XP 2400+. Biggest differences I notice from FF2 is increased speed and decreased memory use. As advertised. My experience is almost exactly the...
by Erssa
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SPCR'ers: Different from rest computer nuts?
Replies: 27
Views: 5042

Prescott and any Prescott successors had to die, to nip this BTX disaster in the bud. The only way that was ever going to happen would be if Intel felt seriously threatened by AMD and dramatically reversed course (which, thankfully, they did). You give AMD way too much credit. Even without AMD Athl...
by Erssa
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Benefits of LCD over CRT
Replies: 57
Views: 28865

Years ago I bought a Sony G420 19" CRT for about €700. It was a great monitor and I was happy at 1280x960 85Hz. Then after roughly 3 years and two months it died on me (3 years warranty *growl*). I got a 17" Dell Trinitron (that would make it a Sony tube, right?) for cheap, also a very good CRT. ...
by Erssa
Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4850: Ethics, Warranties, and Aftermarket Coolers
Replies: 12
Views: 4420

nafets wrote:You would actually be better off with aftermarket cooling, as it will increase/maintain the life expectancy of the video card, over the crap stock cooling unit...
Proof please.
by Erssa
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: single-slot cooler for HD4850?
Replies: 29
Views: 10029

If it were me, I'd get 2 Accelero S1's and strap a fan on the sides. Anyone have a picture of how that would work? Zip-tie one end of a 120mm fan to one of the S1's and other end of the fan to the other? Would that fit in an Antec Solo (I'm thinking of buying it)? Can't say for sure, but that's pro...
by Erssa
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A build with Antec Solo / Noctua
Replies: 8
Views: 5505

You might also be pushing the 150-200W range, where Neo HE starts to ramp up. Duct won't necessarily do you much good.
by Erssa
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SPCR'ers: Different from rest computer nuts?
Replies: 27
Views: 5042

I too love SPCR, but SPCR too has its share of fanboys. Just look at the current AMD vs Intel thread. There was very strong pro-AMD atmosphere before Intel released Core-processors. When Anandtech released preview Conroe benchmarks I made a thread: "Conroe destroys AMD", because the benchmark result...
by Erssa
Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need an appraisal....
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6883114059

Brand new computer with warranties and such, 189$. And it's better then the one you are selling...

Sell components individually.
by Erssa
Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
Replies: 98
Views: 77877

I own a MX1, SQD, WD GP and a samsung 2504. My samsung is definitely not quieter than the WD GP. I've already expressed my disappointment with the Antec MX-1 acoustically earlier in this thread. I didn't return it because it's not worth the trouble but i regret buying it. The MX1 would do nothing f...
by Erssa
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: new build
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

I'd almost like to recommend my setup, Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-SH2 + X2 4850e, but I don't know how processor and labor intensive your FLAC transformation is. E8400 is certainly faster then 4850e. On the other hand AMD platform would be 150$ cheaper then E8400 + P5Q + 8400GS. AMD platform would be perfec...
by Erssa
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD vs Intel
Replies: 53
Views: 10931

Vicotnik wrote:Looking at the OCC Crysis test that you linked to, the Phenom is only the clear winner at one resolution.
And even then the framerate is unplayable 22fps.
by Erssa
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: new build
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

How about 2x Samsung F1 1TB in raid1 instead of 3 drives in raid5?
by Erssa
Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
Replies: 98
Views: 77877

I'm going to chime in on this. I bought my MX-1 already last year and I have to agree, it's terribly loud especially compared to my computer. Few weeks ago I changed my external hard drive to WD GP. Somehow I managed to hit the fan connector. It has really poor connection, so the fan stopped spinnin...