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by perplex
Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally Finished - Silent (or pretty darned quiet) GMC-X21
Replies: 8
Views: 4794

*Off-topic* Only homosexuals wear ripped jeans. Especially WITH blonde highlights :)

By the way, very nice looking interior :) looks well organised and built.
by perplex
Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Some more info about AM2 processors
Replies: 53
Views: 13948

I think the big deal here is AMD specifically optimizing a line of CPU's to run extra cool and so quieter I'd agree. Finally there seems a reasonable prospect that in the not too distant future we will see chips which can be passively-cooled in stock form and which have been specifically designed f...
by perplex
Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 500GB 7200.9 loud seek!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3881

Anyone have experience with the 160GB 7200.9 ? As it's single platter.
by perplex
Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Deaf iPod Generation
Replies: 119
Views: 62474

The solution is simple. Buy isolationg in ear earphones like Etymotic ER6i. You can listen at much lower volumes and hear more clearly as background noise is "isolated"/reduced. People listen to thei $5 earphones so loud because they're trying to cut out background noise, the result is a static nucl...
by perplex
Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 90 nm A64 for S754, FINALLY!
Replies: 120
Views: 49001

Arn't AMD increasing the TDP values for their next socket CPUs?
by perplex
Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 65nm Athlon 64 may be coming sooner than expected...
Replies: 25
Views: 7297

45nm, 32nm and 22nm is expected. After that, who knows? I think the industry will shift from Silicon to something else after that.
by perplex
Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63735

You could wait for Intel Core Duo (Yonah) but the prices will be very high.
by perplex
Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 160gb 2.5" hard drive by seagate
Replies: 6
Views: 1871

The 2.5" size seems a great way to go. My understanding is that they're more hardy to heat compared to 3.5" also because they're designed for primarily laptops.
by perplex
Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Geode PC
Replies: 31
Views: 27128

Isn't a Pentium-M CPU a better solution if you want fanless CPU operation? I heard the performance of Geode is Very low.
by perplex
Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RENAMED - Intel Yonah review thread
Replies: 69
Views: 29387

Intel's VIIV machines will use Yonah. MikeC didn't know what he was talking about :P
by perplex
Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RENAMED - Intel Yonah review thread
Replies: 69
Views: 29387

I want to see a SPCR review for Intel Yonah CPUs.
by perplex
Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 90 nm A64 for S754, FINALLY!
Replies: 120
Views: 49001

I think a dual-core would have attracted people to buy S754 motherboards. But with this it just gives the current S754 owners another option.
by perplex
Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 90 nm A64 for S754, FINALLY!
Replies: 120
Views: 49001

Talk about late.
by perplex
Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cooler 65nm chips from AMD
Replies: 9
Views: 2711

imagine a 65 nm chip built to have the power of a Semp 2600 or 2800. It could be a VERY cool running chip,quite easy to run passive. AMD may want to go for the Power U$er market and sell X2 5000 chips instead,,but they ought to recognize that there is a low heat/noise market segment too. They'd hav...
by perplex
Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RENAMED - Intel Yonah review thread
Replies: 69
Views: 29387

I still can't believe they didn't try overclocking it.
by perplex
Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: "amd annihilates intel in dual core benchmarks"
Replies: 23
Views: 5847

having seen the preview of Intels Yonah chip at anandtech it seems intel is going to lay some smackdown on AMD unless AMD have something left up their sleeve ready to pull out. Granted it was a preview chip and the performance could change, but still at 2GHz Intels Yonah chip wasn't too far behind ...
by perplex
Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RENAMED - Intel Yonah review thread
Replies: 69
Views: 29387

Mats wrote:Yeah, January 1 2006 is the day AFAIK. So strange that they're replacing it only like 6 - 8 months later. Maybe because they need a new desktop CPU and see no reason not to update the mobile one too (even though it's not old by then).
i dont hear anyone complaining 8)
by perplex
Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RENAMED - Intel Yonah review thread
Replies: 69
Views: 29387

MikeC wrote:...What we do know is that Intel has once again deflected attention from its current lineup and put the focus on a product that won't be on the market for at least another quarter...
i think 5 weeks from now :)
by perplex
Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: LAN over Electricity Wires
Replies: 22
Views: 24566

wow LAN over electric cables. that sounds crazy. does it work well then?

surely you cant connect in another building though? would the reason be that the signal would be too weak?
by perplex
Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Yonah (Dual Dothan) worth waiting for?
Replies: 26
Views: 6192

i think Yonah will be excellent. but i'm waiting for Intel's line-up around the time Merom is released :]
by perplex
Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my HUGE radiator and fans under the house
Replies: 36
Views: 15986

isnt the next stage to move your HDDs next to the radiator in the basement?
by perplex
Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is THE quietest 2.5" hard drive on the market now?
Replies: 17
Views: 4240

why not get a 1.8" HDD and be done with it? :o
by perplex
Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 187013

ok i've registered and gonna see what this game is all about :) thats if i can actually play online over this network :/
by perplex
Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my HUGE radiator and fans under the house
Replies: 36
Views: 15986

yeh, if you had a huge copper tank buried in a cool soil area in the ground you wouldnt'd need turbines. i think you need some copper pipes too ? :lol:
by perplex
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Hard Drives - a major revision
Replies: 73
Views: 80481

i find the notebook drive in my Toshiba notebook quite loud when i'm sleeping about 2m away :( even though its a Toshiba 4200RPM i think
by perplex
Sun Oct 02, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Katana
Replies: 36
Views: 28789

looks good
by perplex
Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 187013

"...not accepting new registrations..."

c'mon ! gimme a break! i wanna play!
by perplex
Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my HUGE radiator and fans under the house
Replies: 36
Views: 15986

what kind of cfm do those fans have?
by perplex
Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung predicts death of hard drive
Replies: 23
Views: 7400

i think everyone can predict solid state to take over the job of conventional mechanical hard disk drives. but the question is "WHEN?" :?
by perplex
Sat Sep 10, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my HUGE radiator and fans under the house
Replies: 36
Views: 15986

that is madness! so are those pipes leading to your computer about 2 miles away for silence? ;)