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by Monkeh16
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case
Replies: 26
Views: 9073

Re: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case

Now do I start grumbling about the inappropriate colour coding or not.. :)
by Monkeh16
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case
Replies: 26
Views: 9073

Re: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case

Not directly related to the review, but am I the only one who sees an issue with their 80W PSU from this picture? The C14-5PIN molex cable has a ground cable from C14/IEC connector which needs to screw attach to the chassis bottom plate for grounding. The C14 connector will also has rubber wrap to ...
by Monkeh16
Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case
Replies: 26
Views: 9073

Re: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case

MikeC, does the H10 have any certification marks? No. Cases don't have them unless the PSU is integral. I doubt this is an issue tho. Surely HDPLEX would test the psu w/ the case to ensure compatibility & usability before selling them together. If they sell the PSU as it's shown on their site, it's...
by Monkeh16
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case
Replies: 26
Views: 9073

Re: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case

The fact that there's no earth connection. The PSU's earth pin is connected to the chassis but nothing earths the chassis. Being an open frame PSU, that's an invitation for a 230V surprise when you go to turn the system on. Most open frame PSUs use a mounting bolt/screw for this. Take a closer look...
by Monkeh16
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case
Replies: 26
Views: 9073

Re: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case

The fact that there's no earth connection. The PSU's earth pin is connected to the chassis but nothing earths the chassis. Being an open frame PSU, that's an invitation for a 230V surprise when you go to turn the system on.
by Monkeh16
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case
Replies: 26
Views: 9073

Re: HDPLEX H10 Fanless microATX Case

Not directly related to the review, but am I the only one who sees an issue with their 80W PSU from this picture?
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E: And this one:
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by Monkeh16
Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iMac RAM information
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

Re: iMac RAM information

NeilBlanchard wrote:The Core 2 Duo was the standard top of the line two years ago. And I don't have to fight with Windows (much).
And the chipset it's sitting on is from 2007. And don't get me started on the deficiencies of OS X..
by Monkeh16
Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iMac RAM information
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

Re: iMac RAM information

My 24" iMac is a little over 2 years old, and the new iMacs support up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM. I think they are very close to current generation hardware, and the prices have gotten lower. Current Macs are somewhat closer to the current generation hardware, yes. Your iMac, however, is running four yea...
by Monkeh16
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iMac RAM information
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

Re: iMac RAM information

Officially your chipset only supports 4GB. In reality it can address up to 8GB, but every single device shares that address space, resulting in the 6GB you see.

The downside of forking out for a Mac: You get last generation hardware at a next generation price.
by Monkeh16
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iMac RAM information
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

Re: iMac RAM information

Is it an ATI or nVidia equipped model?
by Monkeh16
Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Every Trackpad Should Look as Good as HP’s Invisible Wonder
Replies: 9
Views: 1808

Re: Every Trackpad Should Look as Good as HP’s Invisible Won

judge56988 wrote:I can't believe any of you took this for anything but an ad!
A persons first post on a silent PC website about a laptop touchpad - gushing prose with a huge glossy photo... duh.
Oh, it's pretty obvious, but at the same time it's a good time to comment on what a worthless idea HP have come up with.
by Monkeh16
Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Every Trackpad Should Look as Good as HP’s Invisible Wonder
Replies: 9
Views: 1808

Re: Every Trackpad Should Look as Good as HP’s Invisible Won

It may look neat, but it'd be totally unusable. No clicking, no scrolling, no finding the pad by touch whatsoever. Utterly pointless.
by Monkeh16
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Computer Maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 6958

Re: Windows Computer Maintenance

MyDefrag is very good for defragging a system. It's extremely thorough, but it can take quite a while if not run regularly.
by Monkeh16
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-02-17
Replies: 7
Views: 3930

Re: News for 2011-02-17

dhanson865 wrote:.
That exciting eh?
by Monkeh16
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD & Asus DirectCU Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Cards
Replies: 51
Views: 22546

Re: AMD & Asus DirectCU Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Cards

Why not just send him the CRC?
by Monkeh16
Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-02-03
Replies: 9
Views: 4877

Re: News for 2011-02-03

dhanson865 wrote:* StarTech launches first SATA HDD docks to support sour drives simultaneously
Do they do savoury? I'm not much for sour.
by Monkeh16
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-01-27
Replies: 10
Views: 3905

Re: News for 2011-01-27

Business as usual for Seagate, then.
by Monkeh16
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-01-25
Replies: 2
Views: 1954

Re: News for 2011-01-25

Well, Kingston products are about to get one step worse, if such a thing is possible..
by Monkeh16
Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler
Replies: 16
Views: 7531

Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Actually card with that cooler takes five slots. People often forgot about nuts on the backside of the card: This is a serious issue because motherboards often provide PCIE x1 slot above first x16 slot where the graphics card is installed. That PCIE x1 slot is in a perfect position to put an audio ...
by Monkeh16
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: TR Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C & AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2
Replies: 25
Views: 8821

Re: TR Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C & AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2

We always use the same thermal goop - Arctic Cooling Ceramic. Arctic Silver Ceramique, or do Arctic Cooling do something not listed on their site? My bad -- brain fart: I meant Arctic Silver . Ceramique requires very little setting time. It's also significantly cheaper than AS5 for essentially the ...
by Monkeh16
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Attempting a BIOS Update.
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: Attempting a BIOS Update.

Intent is not required, stupifyingly does the job alone. I think, perhaps, you should consult your dictionary.. to stupefy (third-person singular simple present stupefies, present participle stupefying, simple past and past participle stupefied) 1. To dull the senses or capacity to think thereby re...
by Monkeh16
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: TR Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C & AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2
Replies: 25
Views: 8821

Re: TR Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C & AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2

MikeC wrote:We always use the same thermal goop - Arctic Cooling Ceramic.
Arctic Silver Ceramique, or do Arctic Cooling do something not listed on their site?
by Monkeh16
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Attempting a BIOS Update.
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: Attempting a BIOS Update.

The solution was posted and available while you decided to write your barb. Very clumsy. I didn't intend for it to be a barb. But yes, your solution was clumsy. Not elegant or well-planned, lacking tact or subtlety awkward or inefficient in use or construction, difficult to handle or manage especia...
by Monkeh16
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Attempting a BIOS Update.
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: Attempting a BIOS Update.

It tells me I wasn't around three days ago to see the thread.

Anyway, your 'solution' is clumsy and not portable. But I guess you're not interested in being shown a better way.
by Monkeh16
Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Attempting a BIOS Update.
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: Attempting a BIOS Update.

Of course the iso is 'full', it's a complete image of a read-only filesystem.. You can't just add files.

It's really, really, stupifyingly easy to make a USB stick with DOS on it for BIOS updates.

http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197
by Monkeh16
Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD
Replies: 52
Views: 14455

Re: New 750 GB/disc density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD

According to WD , the limit is 2.19 TB (2,199,023,255,552 bytes), which means that the actual limit in Windows is 2,199,023,255,552 / (1024^3) = 2048 GB, while a 2 TB drive gives you 1862 GB, so you'll only get 185 GB more. (someone correct me if I'm wrong here) Ug, I hate the confusion caused by d...
by Monkeh16
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman CPU & VGA Power Consumption Meter
Replies: 9
Views: 7462

Re: Zalman CPU & VGA Power Consumption Meter

lm wrote:I would rather put that money towards a clamp meter. Can anyone figure out a valid use case besides reviews such that it makes sense to invest in this rather than just an AC power meter for the whole system?
Geek cred? Oh, wait, it'd have to work for that.
by Monkeh16
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman CPU & VGA Power Consumption Meter
Replies: 9
Views: 7462

Re: Zalman CPU & VGA Power Consumption Meter

The device seems entirely pointless to me. It's incapable of measuring the full power draw of the GPU, and I suspect there are boards (other than the mentioned LGA1336 example) which draw power from the main power connector, making it incapable of measuring true power draw for the CPU also.
by Monkeh16
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Scythe Kama Kro 1100 Audio amp mini-review
Replies: 4
Views: 4899

Re: Scythe Kama Kro 1100 Audio amp mini-review

If you're using an amp I'd get a DS or D1 over the DG. They're all good, though. I wish I could justify a Xense.
by Monkeh16
Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HTPC high power usage when OFF
Replies: 28
Views: 4514

Re: HTPC high power usage when OFF

And once again, I'm fairly confident it's not actually using any power.