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by tim851
Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New PC for my father
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: New PC for my father

It's a solid build. I think your dad is right keeping the GPU. He probably has the PC running less than 3 hours a day anyway. And the difference between Intel's HD4000 and a 5670 should be substantial. A bigger SSD is only necessary if he really needs more space. A lower spec SB/IB Celeron or Pentiu...
by tim851
Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU in Silverstone Temjin TJ08-E?
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: Nexus Value 430 PSU in Silverstone Temjin TJ08-E?

The Nexus will work just as well as any other 120mm fan PSU. Placing them upside down doesn't matter at all.

Seeing as Amazon also has a sale on the Seasonic G-Series I'd still recommend this one. Just for being newer and 80 Plus Gold certified.
by tim851
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU in Silverstone Temjin TJ08-E?
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: Nexus Value 430 PSU in Silverstone Temjin TJ08-E?

Is the Nexus Value even in stock anywhere anymore? This is an ancient PSU. SPCR reviewed it very late. I remember a friend of mine used it in a build around 2003 or 2004. Contemporary alternatives would be the Seasonic G-Series or the Superflow Golden Greens. If you think about it, the Value 430 rea...
by tim851
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I need a build list critique
Replies: 13
Views: 3085

Re: I need a build list critique

The best heatsink for low noise out there is the Thermalright HR-02 Macho. With low airflow (=low noise), none cools better.
by tim851
Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need suggestions for Silent MiniITX case
Replies: 7
Views: 5381

Re: Need suggestions for Silent MiniITX case

The Node 304 and the SG08 are very similar. The SG08 is a bit smaller in all directions and has an optical drive. The Node can house a tower-cooler, provides a little front airflow and, most important to me, doesn't charge good money for a substandard PSU. The SG08's non-modular Bronze PSU comes dow...
by tim851
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need suggestions for Silent MiniITX case
Replies: 7
Views: 5381

Re: Need suggestions for Silent MiniITX case

The Node 304 is an awesome case, I think. It follows the internal layout of Silverstone's SG07/08, but can be equipped with a good tower heatsink out of the box. The best PSU would be the Silverstone SST-ST55F-G, the shortest modular PSU out there. But this combination would break your budget. Apart...
by tim851
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Open vs closed graphics card for TJ08-e
Replies: 2
Views: 2021

Re: Open vs closed graphics card for TJ08-e

1) I would get a custom-cooler GPU, like the Asus DCUII or Gigabyte whatever. 2) There won't be a hot pocket in the case ceiling. The big 180mm fan, no matter if intake (standard) or outtake (my proposition, see below) should create enough airflow to prevent this. 3) I would flip the front fan in th...
by tim851
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Life Sucks
Replies: 92
Views: 27907

Re: Life Sucks

Our psychology does not justify or change the fact that procreation is delivering children into harm and death. We're also delivering children into joy and life. My little nephew is enjoying the sh*t out of it. You can't look at the moments where he's crying and say it's not worth it. He would disa...
by tim851
Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Life Sucks
Replies: 92
Views: 27907

Re: Life Sucks

Please explain why you think this topic is "non-sense". Because a great deal of people are not finding life all that depressing, but enjoying it. You imposition that life is suffering is plainly wrong. Your life may be - but you can do something about that. Antinatalism is based on the principle th...
by tim851
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD7770 DirectCu vs DirectCu II, quieter one?
Replies: 7
Views: 2586

Re: HD7770 DirectCu vs DirectCu II, quieter one?

At the same airflow.

The DCU-II has a larger heatsink and more fan "area", because of this it very likely that it will need less airflow and thus be quieter.
by tim851
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Enlightenment needs your support
Replies: 11
Views: 4224

Re: Enlightenment needs your support

wow what a religious believe you guys have that other views are wrong:P How I hate this crappy "argument". Science is not a belief. The way it works is: if you prove to me your God entity, I will believe it exists. If you experience things that can't be scientifically observed, so be it. If you liv...
by tim851
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Life Sucks
Replies: 92
Views: 27907

Re: Life Sucks

This non-sense again.

Shouldn't you be enjoying your childless freedom, your money, your lack of responsibility, your partner's full attention?

Or is the suffering of your unrequested life making you come here to try to make others miserable too?
by tim851
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade fail, could use some advice...
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Upgrade fail, could use some advice...

Silverstone also sells the PS07, which is the TJ08-E with a different (uglier) front panel and 2x 120mm fans in the front instead of the 180mm. There are quite a few alternative 180mm fans as well, some 200mm fans with 180mm mounting holes might also fit. There is no reliable information as to how q...
by tim851
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade fail, could use some advice...
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Upgrade fail, could use some advice...

You could go Mini ITX with a Silverstone SG08, for example. Or a Lian Li Q08, Q11 or Q18. They have the same "PSU above the CPU"-issue that the SG03 has. I had the SG04 and didn't like that setup very much. The best Micro-ATX case is Silverstone's TJ08-E. (though I preferred the predecessor without ...
by tim851
Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: LianLI PC-S80 a no-go for silent&liquid Cooling?
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: LianLI PC-S80 a no-go for silent&liquid Cooling?

Why shouldn't it be a good for liquid cooling?

It's a big ass case with what looks like enough space unter the roof for a 4x 140mm radiator.
by tim851
Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What gives Adobe the right to highjack my PC?
Replies: 12
Views: 4554

Re: What gives Adobe the right to highjack my PC?

Nothing really to cry about, i always tell my children to read first, think second, click third. Everyone not your family seems to want your money first and everything else second. That's how the world goes today. No surprise imho. Of course we chould cry about it. Enduring it silently just makes i...
by tim851
Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: what makes the macbook air so quiet?
Replies: 14
Views: 60921

Re: what makes the macbook air so quiet?

It's unusual that a system with a fan is so quiet. But i've heard that one can't even hear the fan when one's ear is against it. My wife has the 2010 model (Core 2 Duo) and I recently bought the 2012 model (Ivy Bridge). Both 11" models. The 2010 model is very quiet. Idling, surfing the web, watchin...
by tim851
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: mobo stolen from porch.
Replies: 26
Views: 9167

Re: mobo stolen from porch.

how do you other city dwellers deal with getting packages delivered safely when no one is home? We avoid UPS :lol: . In Canada at least we have Canada Post to drops off packages at the nearest post office, rather than taking chances with UPS leaving them in the bush. Same in Germany. It is actually...
by tim851
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for a Mini Gaming Rig
Replies: 20
Views: 5444

Re: Advice for a Mini Gaming Rig

The TJ08 is the smallest case that fits a 3-slot-card and a tower-cooler. It is significantly smaller than a regular mATX-case, more than the 7-8 cm less height and width might suggest. It's not shoe-box-sized though.
by tim851
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for a Mini Gaming Rig
Replies: 20
Views: 5444

Re: Advice for a Mini Gaming Rig

The best mATX case for me is the Silverstone TJ08 without the -E. It is no longer being sold, but maybe found on ebay. The TJ08-E has a 180mm fan in front that is not silent, from what I've heard. Silverstone sells this case with a different front as the PS07, this has 2x 120mm fans in the front. I'...
by tim851
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for a Mini Gaming Rig
Replies: 20
Views: 5444

Re: Advice for a Mini Gaming Rig

I think that i will probably sell my GTX580 and buy a 660TI (Gygabyte), what about the performance difference ? I cant find any 660TI vs 580 benchmark comparaison. They are roughly equal. I don't think you'll notice. So let's say i buy a 2 slot video card, can i keep my current PSU and heatskin ? P...
by tim851
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for a Mini Gaming Rig
Replies: 20
Views: 5444

Re: Advice for a Mini Gaming Rig

If you're going ITX, your biggest problem is the GTX580 with the Accelero Xtreme - a 3-slot-solution, if I'm not mistaken. There are not many ITX-cases that can take a 3-slot-cards. The only ones that come to my mind are the Lian Li Q11, Q18 and Q25. The Q11 cannot take a card of the length of the 5...
by tim851
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please check my silent PC build for wife
Replies: 8
Views: 3683

Re: Please check my silent PC build for wife

Is there a particular reason for RAID? RAID is not backup - data loss is more often the result of filesystem actions (corruption, viruses, accidental deletion) than disk failure. So unless your wife's PC activities are uptime critical - and they don't sound like it - you'd be better off putting that...
by tim851
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: My blog of building a quiet mini-itx computer
Replies: 50
Views: 27054

Re: My blog of building a quiet mini-itx computer

Did you install the 7950? If so, did you do a gaming benchmark? (heat-related, not FPS) I had a setup similar to yours a couple of years ago, just with a mATX case. Had a Scythe Top Down cooler that was ventilated by the PSU fan. Once I added a GPU into the mix - Radeon 4850 - things got uncomfortab...
by tim851
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 75197

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

The US is like a cautionary tale for the EU. Don't get too close. All you end up with is being chained to people you greatly disagree with all the time. Like an arranged marriage. And the powers that be play the millenia old game of "Divide and Conquer". With the way things go, the way radicals are ...
by tim851
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 75197

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

There is no real choice both are flawed candidates No. The candidates are fine. The system is flawed. America is not a democracy anymore. It's a plutocracy. Conservative America has stopped trying to get conservative Republicans into office. That's too much of a risk. They've moved on to making sur...
by tim851
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: supersilent gaming rig/workflow/surf computer
Replies: 20
Views: 5299

Re: supersilent gaming rig/workflow/surf computer

But there isn't a silent alternative. Seasonic has X-Series and Platinum Series PSUs up to 1000w, as does Super Flower (same model as yours, just higher rated). If inaudible at max load at any time is your goal, you must choose an aftermarket cooler for the GPU, that's right. I wouldn't go complete...
by tim851
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: supersilent gaming rig/workflow/surf computer
Replies: 20
Views: 5299

Re: supersilent gaming rig/workflow/surf computer

If you take an Asus DC2-card, you probably don't need the HR03, as these cards are said to be whisper quiet.
by tim851
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 117625

Re: If you could ask God one question ...

I try to keep an open mind. A Freudian would say that the so-called "oceanic feeling" might result from an unconscious memory of when I was beginning, as an infant, to differentiate myself from my mother. A biochemist might claim that a sudden alteration of brain chemistry triggered a synaptic even...
by tim851
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Apple should put optical drives in all Macs
Replies: 11
Views: 4991

Re: Apple should put optical drives in all Macs

I haven't used my optical drive in ages. And I support abandoning them on mobile devices to make room for more battery. Also: even if Windows really needed disks more than OSX, which I don't agree with, one shouldn't expect Apple to consider this in their decisions. On an iMac, there would probably ...