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by kentc
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: good cheap personal firewall software?
Replies: 11
Views: 4783

thanks for all your input guys, you have narrowed down the search for me considerably.

teaching safe web browsing and email use is of the gravest (sp? importance, i agree!
by kentc
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: will an ne4090 400w be sufficient for the following spec..
Replies: 5
Views: 2802

i tried your calc aswell snoop, with the gtx, 1.4v to the cpu and generally counting high i came to 400w recommended good psu.

your psu-calc is the sh*t snoop!

reagrds, kent.
by kentc
Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What do I need to do to make this silent PC happen?
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

Re: What do I need to do to make this silent PC happen?

I want to build a totally fanless, diskless PC inside an Antec Fusion Media center case. Fanless power supply, no cpu fan, no video fan, no north-bridge fan. it has been stated many times on spcr that a fanless powersupply will usually just dump all the heat inside the case, still requiring a fan o...
by kentc
Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 1u server hs for project?
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

1u server hs for project?

hi, does anyone have experience of using 1u server heatsinks ? i wanna build a ultra low profile desktop and the heatsink is the only thing in my way right now :) question is then: do these types of heatsinks require vast amounts of airflow to operate well? cpu would be 3200+ running at 1ghz 1.1v / ...
by kentc
Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: good cheap personal firewall software?
Replies: 11
Views: 4783

good cheap personal firewall software?

hey, so my father has bought himself a laptop and wants to go online. what cheap decent firewall software for windows is there out there? nice if it doesn't hog all the system resources like i've seen the norton package do. being a complete novice he'll click all the wrong banners, what are the best...
by kentc
Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000AlCu HS modded with Nexus 92 fan
Replies: 5
Views: 2190

maybe this thread about modding the 7700 would help you?
by kentc
Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Efficiency of 90% possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 8052

vincentfox wrote:No one is optimizing for a "normal" power range. Every review I read at SPCR seems to show <80% in the 90-150 Watt range. The claimed 80+ only comes at 300 Watts and up.
http://www.80plus.org/
by kentc
Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: proposed mATX system:
Replies: 55
Views: 13013

Re: proposed mATX system:

I wonder if this is doable on 300w? yes and by a wide margin. in the sticky "Read before posting!" in the PSU forum the following is stated: "6. How much power do I need? One of the most often asked questions, most PCs need less power than you think. See the discussion of this in the Recommended PS...
by kentc
Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: chemical cooling for laptops
Replies: 2
Views: 3610

in sweden it's 249sek incl vat which if i'm not entirely wrong would come to some gbp 18 or usd 35. not expensive if it does the job!
by kentc
Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: chemical cooling for laptops
Replies: 2
Views: 3610

chemical cooling for laptops

hi, i read about this product, developed by a swedish company. a sort of thermal pad that will absorb atleast 5 hours of heat from your laptop. saving your lap but (more importantly) keeping the fan from coming on maybe? information from manufacturer (only in swedish sofar): http://www.comfortcoolin...
by kentc
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fanless gaming system how?
Replies: 26
Views: 10750

it's the 280 W PSU from mcube that is used together with the hfx mini i think it might work, if money's no object, get the hfx case and try. you'd fetch good money for it on the second hand market anyway! What do you guys think that I can do? Any ideas which cases would serve my needs? zalman tnn50...
by kentc
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Easton Circuit bike wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 6818

I think it's safe to say that most active bikers don't have knee troubles, but if you have weak knees or joints that wear easily it's probably not a good idea to bike for a living. Obviously you have to configure your bike so you can use all of its potential, meaning you need the correct position. ...
by kentc
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ultra-120 and Nexus 120mm fan - Best way to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 4559

Re: Thanks for feedback.

How could I adjust the Nexus Fan without going into the BIOS? Let's say that I am using the PC and then she has to go to sleep while I am on the PC. I would like to adjust the Fan Output without having to reboot. Speedfan or: you don't actually have to reboot every time. the setting in the bios is ...
by kentc
Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ultra-120 and Nexus 120mm fan - Best way to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 4559

i'm not to familiar with the p160, but have you searched spcr forums for it and seen how others have solved it? i assume you've followed the other "standard" advice here, soft mounted harddrive, passive/fanmodded cooling for the graphics, fanmodded psu? apart from that the ultra-120 and nexus 120 ar...
by kentc
Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Easton Circuit bike wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 6818

Bike messengers are a dying breed though, most of the stuff goes online nowadays.. haven't you read (or seen as it was made inte a movie) johnny mnemonic? the more valuable information gets the higher the demand for guaranteed 100% hacker free communication. i refuse to see a profession that is as ...
by kentc
Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Easton Circuit bike wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 6818

being an ex-messenger i'm more into fixed wheels. all you hear on fixed bikes are the elegant sounds of skipping and skidding. ofcourse, since they're single speed you always have a perfect chainline and therefor no noise from the drivetrain. and the looks... stunning. http://img226.imageshack.us/im...
by kentc
Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Going fanless?
Replies: 2
Views: 1650

why not go powerbrick/pico-psu then? if the psu is already halfway outside the case. would make cases much smaller at that.

i wanna see developments in low price 250w external power bricks and some reductions on the pico.
by kentc
Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Advice on Low power Firewall/fileserver powered by Picu+Edac
Replies: 23
Views: 9028

If you also know what chipset is the cooler of the two: Via K8M890 and Nvidia Nf6100/410 please let me know . i don't know specifically, but generally via are considered slightly slower and much cooler. i know my 6150/430 is running rather hot. i've felt the need to put a big zalman on my 6150 alth...
by kentc
Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much watts would I need ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4718

Mari0-Br0s wrote:I've read the SPCR review about the Nexus NX-9003. But LOL THIS ISN'T QUIET LOL. The fan is insane once it's turned on!!
i don't know that particular psu but maybe a little fanmod and an added resistor could remedy that?
by kentc
Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Guts of a file server / host machine?
Replies: 7
Views: 2754

EDIT: Many thanks for your comments, esp. Kentc! The only part I didn't quite catch was this; Get a really fast i/o-system. spend the $300 or whatever it is on a really good adaptec processor-and-memory-on-board-pci-express kind of controller! you'll thank me later... my bad. i mean something like ...
by kentc
Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need some help picking a PSU.
Replies: 14
Views: 3012

? a few dollars more will give you an 550w 80+-certified one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817151027 80+ means you have atleast 80+ efficiency all over the power range which means lower noise and heat output plus a lower power bill for you and a happier mother earth. read mo...
by kentc
Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question on massive heatsinks
Replies: 4
Views: 2481

Re: Question on massive heatsinks

Since CPU heatsinks seem to be so efficient today I've been pondering using passive cooling on the CPU that's true, however i must point out you actually need a bit of airflow through your case, at the very least holes at the top and bottom to let convection suck in fresh air and let the heated air...
by kentc
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How do you apply thermal compound on the CPU?
Replies: 9
Views: 3373

i also do a little of both. i put the as5-adviced grain in the middle and then spread/flatten it slightly with the razorblade, based on a fear that it won't spread uniformly on its own.
by kentc
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need some help picking a PSU.
Replies: 14
Views: 3012

Re: Need some help picking a PSU.

I'm looking at the Kingwin Mach 1 because I like the modular design and it's 600 watts which I'm guessing is enough for my system. ...and your neighbours and your brothers systems. simultaneously. you can't go wrong with a seasonic psu. check out this thread for a nice psu calculator that's up-to-d...
by kentc
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much watts would I need ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4718

Mari0-Br0s wrote:Now I need to known what fanless PSU to use.
and ofcourse you've read the "warnings" on spcr that a fanless might trap hot air in the case, raising case temperatures? generally a fanless psu needs some good airflow aswell. a nice seasonic psu would probably be inaudible in your setup..?
by kentc
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive system with household radiator
Replies: 7
Views: 4947

excuse my incompetence, but i'm a wc virgin:
does your rig require a pump and if so, where is it mounted and is it silent?
if you have no pump, are there any special considerations to get the water flowing from the heating?
by kentc
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Guts of a file server / host machine?
Replies: 7
Views: 2754

that's an excellent idea you've got there. actually i'd say the computer industry is constantly shifting between one workstation one user and terminal services/central computing. they both have their pros and cons but for office tasks, web, photoshop and alike central computing is an excellent solut...
by kentc
Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsinks that will fit in Antec NSK-2400
Replies: 37
Views: 21070

nick705 wrote:How did you get that passive XFX graphics card to fit? Did you cut a hole in the lid?
he can't close the lid. see viewtopic.php?t=34127