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by blackworx
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: options for backup/syncing
Replies: 15
Views: 3875

For whole drive imaging I use UBCD4Win + DriveImageXML. There are better solutions (like Acronis) but this one is completely free, plus UBCD4Win comes with an excellent range of system tools. Building a UBCD4Win disc is not trivial, as many of the tools it contains tend to cause false positives with...
by blackworx
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li B10
Replies: 13
Views: 4999

Basically identical to the Scythe Kama Bay. Sure it makes the bays unusable for 5.25" devices, but for a lot of people that doesn't matter as long as they have one free. Plus you could suspend a whole stack of hard drives in the gap if you wanted.
by blackworx
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: $16,000 "silent" PC
Replies: 12
Views: 8375

Ridiculous. Love the way sites like Tom's speak as though water cooling is basically it when it comes to cooling machines like that. Nine external 120mm fans and a whole bunch of mechanical hard disks for 16k? Regardless of the lifetime labour warranty, one thing's for sure: they saw that guy coming.
by blackworx
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Obama Deception
Replies: 82
Views: 15816

What a load of garbage. The stupid thing about conspiracy theories is that they always go all in. It's always everything that is being controlled and just about everyone is involved in it. They can never be subtle. It's never like "Obama's being controlled by the bankers and they make him lower tax...
by blackworx
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1706265

J.J. Cale - Troubador
by blackworx
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Obama Deception
Replies: 82
Views: 15816

People are living longer and generally are healthier than they ever have been, obesity being one exception to this, and people can become so obese because they have far more spare cash to spend than ever before this is not true. the cheap food which are all most poor people can afford, are full of ...
by blackworx
Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Obama Deception
Replies: 82
Views: 15816

lol, it's precisely because of these positive changes that society has so much free time for such navel-gazing. Bring back the Victorian ethic, put up and shut up! Seriously though, the language used in that documentary is very emotive and the language used by many people to attack what they see as ...
by blackworx
Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $1000 [Computer]
Replies: 20
Views: 4576

The case is very good and the bundled supply will be adequate at the very least. Antec tend to bundle decent supplies with their cases. It'll almost certainly be as good as the CoolerMaster you were considering. Re: the stock cooler - even if you're not overclocking I'd get rid of it, purely from th...
by blackworx
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $1000 [Computer]
Replies: 20
Views: 4576

Hi thedon and welcome! Doubt the case will be up to much. Thermaltake don't have a particularly good rep round here and the stock fans are guaranteed to be fighter jets. If you're aiming for silence then I'd recommend a slightly cheaper case and some good fans. I'd also make budget for a good CPU co...
by blackworx
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help with building a case
Replies: 8
Views: 3043

Nice one on the freebie case :) Yep, plywood is absolutely fine. It's obviously got a grain so that would show up in the finish, but if you're ok with that then go for it. Also if you use "butt joints" ( wiki ) then the ply will be visible at the corners. Ply does have the advantage of being slightl...
by blackworx
Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why NOT to get SLI
Replies: 27
Views: 6158

sorry ignore this - posted on wrong thread! mods please delete :)
by blackworx
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CREDIT CRUNCH TIPS ...
Replies: 17
Views: 3314

aristide1 wrote:OMG! Check out definition 14 of white trash
:shock:
Being judgmental is a white trash trait, as well as being selfish and verbally abusive to others.

...

Ironically some white trash are quite attractive and wealthy such as Paris Hilton.
by blackworx
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need help to re-apply (-stick) heatsinks from Accelero S1
Replies: 24
Views: 6936

Yep, your temp is fine. And a +1 for psiu's idea about the IPA. Whenever I've tried to clean thermal tape off using IPA or methylated spirit I always end up with a fantastically sticky goop which really takes some scraping to get rid of. Even acetone doesn't seem to shift it. Perhaps the Arcticlean ...
by blackworx
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need help to re-apply (-stick) heatsinks from Accelero S1
Replies: 24
Views: 6936

No worries :) Tbh I've never had a major problem getting epoxied stuff off again - never seems to be as permanent as they make out. The real b*tch is removing the residue. Doubt AS on its own will hold without some kind of pressure (at least initially) but you could try it in conjunction with some m...
by blackworx
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need help to re-apply (-stick) heatsinks from Accelero S1
Replies: 24
Views: 6936

Do a search for 3M thermal tape - should be fairly cheap and easily available :) Don't know about the fan thing. EDIT: You didn't recently upgrade Catalyst did you? A friend of mine using a 3850 has had no end of problems with unpredictable crashing during games recently and he seems fairly sure tha...
by blackworx
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CREDIT CRUNCH TIPS ...
Replies: 17
Views: 3314

Gotta love Viz :D
by blackworx
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Obama Deception
Replies: 82
Views: 15816

I wouldn't say it's an attack against Obama per se. Seems to me Obama's name just happens to be the buzzword used to try and capture an audience for the film, which is saying that federal govt is basically owned by Wall St, and Wall St is in turn owned by a shady global cartel which does the real st...
by blackworx
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help with building a case
Replies: 8
Views: 3043

Quite :)

Do you have a freecycle group in your area? You could always sign up for that and put out a request for any old junk 486 or such like people may be using as doorstops etc. :lol:
by blackworx
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help with building a case
Replies: 8
Views: 3043

MDF = Medium Density Fibreboard. It's basically lots of wood fibres bound together to form a very stable alternative to real wood. Some people love it, some hate it. It's cheap and cheerful, but sturdy and easily workable. I certainly wouldn't recommend making fine furniture out of it, but for self-...
by blackworx
Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help with building a case
Replies: 8
Views: 3043

Good man, always good to see proper DIY going on :) Materials wise, for a first attempt I'd recommend MDF. It's cheap, easy to work (although tough on tools) and most importantly for a first-timer it doesn't warp. If you fancy doing a prototype I'd say use chipboard. It's cheaper and even easier to ...
by blackworx
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Obama Deception
Replies: 82
Views: 15816

Re: What deception?

What specifically is this so-called deception? Specifically, the "deception" referred to is the promise that Obama can or will actually deliver anything different than any other president after Kennedy. The analogy used by KRS-One in one of the early interview set pieces in the film is that Obama i...
by blackworx
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Obama Deception
Replies: 82
Views: 15816

I wasn't referring to the UN. In fact now that I think about it I didn't even have the UN close to my thoughts when I was writing, which only goes to show how effectively it has been sidelined. I was referring in the main to global finance and the unhindered rise of the corporation. Admittedly they'...
by blackworx
Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Obama Deception
Replies: 82
Views: 15816

I'd also add the usual "just because you haven't read anything written by the ruling classes doesn't mean there's a massive hidden conspiracy" caution. The globalisation agenda is way out in the open and has been for years. Obama himself has said "...those with money, those with influence, those wit...
by blackworx
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Obama Deception
Replies: 82
Views: 15816

You realise the rest of the world hated Bush, right? There's about 5 billion people on this planet who think Obama is a good thing for the US. (I've lived/worked/paid taxes in the US and my partner is a US citizen). that is because they expect the next US president to be a sit down bitch and smile ...
by blackworx
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Obama Deception
Replies: 82
Views: 15816

Watched the first half hour but am off to work, downloading the rest to stick on my PMP. First impressions: way too much logical overreaching, and whilst it may be non-partisan it clearly has an agenda. It also seems to say that what it prophecies is pretty much fait accompli. I think China for one ...
by blackworx
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How do you remove the Mini P180 5.25 bay vented doors?
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

If you're talking about the fan grilles, they just pop out at the hinge side. Look here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=44067 You can also try this (scroll down a bit): http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=42020 (more detail here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/f...
by blackworx
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which of these materials should I use to Suspend HDDs?
Replies: 14
Views: 3944

+1 elastic from a fabric shop Although in a pinch, I'd say that the purple elastic band, IF it is the kind I think it is (i.e. food grade) is much, much less prone to perishing than standard bands and therefore most suitable out of your photograph. It would still perish, but in my experience the tim...
by blackworx
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 272946

I'd certainly be prepared for disappointment, that way you'll not be, well, so disappointed if they do turn out to be lemons :) Seems to be a mixed bag. At the very least Antec had problems with these PSUs, as evidenced by my disassembly of a supposedly "new" Phantom 500 when it started screeching l...
by blackworx
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus EN9400GT Silent Edition - star mail boy?
Replies: 12
Views: 6465

Clearly SPCR needs an agony aunt :lol: ... I have two but they are both different colours. Is this normal?